History Main / FakeInteractivity

25th Feb '17 3:39:57 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes in an EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:

to:

* Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes in an EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:
24th Feb '17 3:49:41 PM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy'', being by many of the creators of ''Blue's Clues'', naturally uses this with show star Arty sometimes asking the viewers for help and regularly speaking with them.
23rd Feb '17 2:59:23 AM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/HatePlus'' has a sequence where *Hyun-ae tells you to make a cake before you can progress. This is a real-world cake. The game suggests recipes for you and checks to see if the amount of time each recipe takes to complete has passed, but if you wait the correct time, *Hyun-ae has no way of knowing if you've actually made a cake or not (unless you tell her). There is an achievement for sending the developer a photo of you eating the cake with her, though.

to:

* ''VideoGame/HatePlus'' ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'' has a sequence where *Hyun-ae tells you to make a cake before you can progress. This is a real-world cake. The game suggests recipes for you and checks to see if the amount of time each recipe takes to complete has passed, but if you wait the correct time, *Hyun-ae has no way of knowing if you've actually made a cake or not (unless you tell her). There is an achievement for sending the developer a photo of you eating the cake with her, though.
13th Feb '17 6:41:59 AM Troperinik
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Parodied| Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 69 parodies ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. Kaeloo says random sentences in different languages and tells the audience to repeat, and she pauses and stares at the audience. Stumpy walks in front of her and waves his hand in her face, trying to see why she's frozen.
6th Feb '17 1:48:14 PM Sharlee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On the PBS children's math show ''Odd Squad'', each episode includes a short "recruitment video" requesting that young viewers sign up with their math-mystery-solving agency. The recruiter's invitation is always addressed to, "Hey, you with the hair. And the eyes. Yes, you!"

to:

* On the PBS children's math show ''Odd Squad'', each episode includes a short "recruitment video" requesting that young viewers sign up with their math-mystery-solving agency. The recruiter's invitation is always addressed to, in this fashion, as with: "Hey, you with the hair. And the eyes. Yes, you!"you!" or "Hey, you! With the glasses! Or no glasses!"
27th Jan '17 3:34:42 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''Phil:''' I'll get you out. We could make it a team effort.
->'''Phred:''' Yep. Since there's a ''lot'' I can do behind a wall of extremely dense glass.
->'''Phil:''' ...Okay, so it'll be more like what children's television shows consider a "team effort."

to:

->'''Phil:''' I'll get you out. We could make it a team effort.
->'''Phred:'''
effort.\\
'''Phred:'''
Yep. Since there's a ''lot'' I can do behind a wall of extremely dense glass.
->'''Phil:''' ...
glass.\\
'''Phil:''' ...
Okay, so it'll be more like what children's television shows consider a "team effort."effort".






!!Examples

to:

!!Examples
!!Examples:



[[folder:AnimeAndManga]]

to:

[[folder:AnimeAndManga]][[folder:Anime & Manga]]



[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' #1, Sonic asks readers to plug in their UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles and boot up ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' in order to get him to the Casino Night Zone. He then admits, "[[SubvertedTrope Or you can just turn the page!]]"

to:

[[folder:ComicBooks]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' #1, Sonic asks readers to plug Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes in their UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles and boot up ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' in order to get him to the Casino Night Zone. He then admits, "[[SubvertedTrope Or an EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:
-->'''Tape:''' Ou est le plume de ma tante? ''[pause]'' Ou est le plume de ma tante? \\
'''Student:''' La plume de ma tante est pres de la chaise de ma tante. ''[[AsYouKnow As well
you can just turn the page!]]"know.]]''\\
'''Tape:''' Oui, la plume de ma tante ''est'' pres de la chaise de ma tante.\\
'''Student:''' How does this tape know what I'm talking about?\\
'''Tape:''' Ou est la plume de mon oncle?\\
'''Student:''' Le plume de mon oncle est bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy.\\
'''Tape:''' ''[affronted]'' Non! Pas de tout! Je ne me connais pas "bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy." Qu'est-ce que vous dites?



[[folder:{{Film}}--Animated]]

to:

[[folder:{{Film}}--Animated]][[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' #1, Sonic asks readers to plug in their UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles and boot up ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' in order to get him to the Casino Night Zone. He then admits, "[[SubvertedTrope Or you can just turn the page!]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]



[[folder:{{Film}}--Live Action]]

to:

[[folder:{{Film}}--Live Action]][[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* The TV show watched by Millie in ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' has the protagonist's wife Millie, who is utterly obsessed with her TV Room. Not a room containing a TV, mind you; a room where nearly all the walls ''are'' televisions. Her favorite show (and many others, no doubt) has the gimmick of mailing episode's script a few days ahead of time, letting viewers memorize their lines. During the show, a light in the corner of the screen indicates when the viewer is supposed to speak. All Millie thinks about are the characters of the show, and she even demands that her husband replace the final wall of the room with a fourth TV so she can feel more immersed. NoFourthWall, [[StealthPun indeed]].
** The film adaptation simply presents a straightforward example of the trope, in the form of characters having a banal argument, turning to the viewer playing an unseen third character, and asking their opinion. [[AdaptationNameChange Linda]] doesn't answer in time, but it continues anyway with a noncommittal reply, apparently shattering her immersion.

to:

[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* The TV show watched by Millie in ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'' has the protagonist's wife Millie, who is utterly obsessed with her TV Room. Not a room containing a TV, mind you; a room where nearly all the walls ''are'' televisions. Her favorite show (and many others, no doubt) has the gimmick of mailing episode's script a few days ahead of time, letting viewers memorize their lines. During the show, a light in the corner of the screen indicates when the viewer is supposed to speak. All Millie thinks about are the characters of the show, and she even demands that her husband replace the final wall of the room with a fourth TV so she can feel more immersed. NoFourthWall, [[StealthPun indeed]].
**
indeed]].\\\
The film adaptation simply presents a straightforward example of the trope, in the form of characters having a banal argument, turning to the viewer playing an unseen third character, and asking their opinion. [[AdaptationNameChange Linda]] doesn't answer in time, but it continues anyway with a noncommittal reply, apparently shattering her immersion.



** The children's book ''Open Very Carefully'' has a similar concept; it follows the story of a crocodile who invades a book and encourages kids to shake the book, turn it, and other things in an attempt to get the crocodile out.

to:

** * The children's book ''Open Very Carefully'' has a similar concept; it follows the story of a crocodile who invades a book and encourages kids to shake the book, turn it, and other things in an attempt to get the crocodile out.



[[folder:LiveActionTelevision]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question. Host Steve or Joe (Kevin in the U.K.) would keep up a running dialogue with the viewer, who was supposed to help figure out the clues to the game of Blue's Clues. A typical line of dialogue...
-->'''Steve''': This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!

to:

[[folder:LiveActionTelevision]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question. Host Steve or Joe (Kevin in the U.K.) would keep up a running dialogue with the viewer, who was supposed to help figure out the clues to the game of Blue's Clues. A typical line of dialogue...
-->'''Steve''': This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!
[[folder:Live-Action TV]]



* After averting it for nearly ten seasons (although it did have [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Barney Says]]), ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' did this when the show switched sets.
* And aside from the occasional Fourth Wall break, ''Series/SesameStreet'' avoided this as well for the most part. Then along came "Elmo's World".
** There's also "Abby's Flying Fairy School", but the characters ask each other questions rather than the audience.



* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'', being a parody of the "kid's show" genre. As an interesting side-note, the plastic overlay from ''WinkyDink'' inspired ''Pee-Wee's'' "Magic Screen" segments.

to:

* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse'', ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', being a parody of the "kid's show" genre. As an interesting side-note, the plastic overlay from ''WinkyDink'' ''WesternAnimation/WinkyDink'' inspired ''Pee-Wee's'' "Magic Screen" segments.



[[folder:Other]]
* Scam emails claiming to be from a bank will usually present a professional-looking message, but usually the only parts that work are the boxes for you to write your sensitive information into.
* Some chat rooms that open up automatically are pretty convincing, making people believe they're really having a chat with someone, yet are actually ''fake''!

to:

[[folder:Other]]
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Scam emails claiming to be from a bank will Pre-taped interviews ("via satellite") are usually present a professional-looking message, but usually the only parts that work are the boxes for you to write your sensitive information into.
* Some chat rooms that open up automatically are pretty convincing, making people believe they're really having a chat
done this way, with someone, yet are actually ''fake''!the announcers or another wrestler involved with the promo playing along to the video. Usually resorted to when someone like The Rock is off filming a movie.



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Pre-taped interviews ("via satellite") are usually done this way, with the announcers or another wrestler involved with the promo playing along to the video. Usually resorted to when someone like The Rock is off filming a movie.

to:

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Pre-taped interviews ("via satellite") are usually done After averting it for nearly ten seasons (although it did have [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Barney Says]]), ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' did this way, with when the announcers or another wrestler involved with show switched sets.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** Aside from
the promo playing occasional Fourth Wall break, the show avoided this as well for the most part. Then along to came "Elmo's World".
** There's also "Abby's Flying Fairy School", but
the video. Usually resorted to when someone like The Rock is off filming a movie.characters ask each other questions rather than the audience.



[[folder:{{Radio}}]]
* An early (and iconic in Britain) example comes from ''Listen With Mother'', Creator/TheBBC's radio program for children in TheFifties: "Are you sitting comfortably?" ''(Pause)'' "Then I'll begin."
** When the BBC moved to TV, it became ''Watch With Mother''. Fifty-odd years later, the show inspired the villainous "Wire" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Idiot's Lantern."

to:

[[folder:{{Radio}}]]
[[folder:Radio]]
* An early (and iconic in Britain) example comes from ''Listen With with Mother'', Creator/TheBBC's radio program for children in TheFifties: "Are you sitting comfortably?" ''(Pause)'' "Then I'll begin."
**
" When the BBC moved to TV, it became ''Watch With Mother''. Fifty-odd years later, the show inspired the villainous "Wire" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Idiot's Lantern."Lantern".



[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
* Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes in an EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:
-->'''Tape:''' Ou est le plume de ma tante? ''[pause]'' Ou est le plume de ma tante? \\
'''Student:''' La plume de ma tante est pres de la chaise de ma tante. ''[[AsYouKnow As well you know.]]''\\
'''Tape:''' Oui, la plume de ma tante ''est'' pres de la chaise de ma tante.\\
'''Student:''' How does this tape know what I'm talking about?\\
'''Tape:''' Ou est la plume de mon oncle?\\
'''Student:''' Le plume de mon oncle est bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy.\\
'''Tape:''' ''[affronted]'' Non! Pas de tout! Je ne me connais pas "bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy." Qu'est-ce que vous dites?

to:

[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes ''[[Theatre/DoctorWhoLive Doctor Who Live: The Monsters Are Coming!]]'' used mostly live actors, but featured the Doctor in an EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:
-->'''Tape:''' Ou est le plume de ma tante? ''[pause]'' Ou est le plume de ma tante? \\
'''Student:''' La plume de ma tante est pres de la chaise de ma tante. ''[[AsYouKnow As well you know.]]''\\
'''Tape:''' Oui, la plume de ma tante ''est'' pres de la chaise de ma tante.\\
'''Student:''' How
the form of pre-recorded footage of Matt Smith on a screen. Several times, the Doctor asks the audience to help him break the Miniscopes by chanting "Geronimo!" as loud as they can. Of course, the footage just continues regardless of what the audience is doing.
* Zig-zagged in ''Theatre/TheTrailToOregon''. The audience really
does this tape know what I'm talking about?\\
'''Tape:''' Ou est la plume de mon oncle?\\
'''Student:''' Le plume de mon oncle est bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy.\\
'''Tape:''' ''[affronted]'' Non! Pas de tout! Je ne me connais pas "bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy." Qu'est-ce que vous dites?
get to name the five main characters by shouting out suggestions, and vote on [[TonightSomeoneDies which of the characters dies at the end]]. However, the part where the audience is allowed to choose ''how'' the character will meet their demise is only there on the assumption that the audience will ''always'' choose dysentery, a safe bet due to the disease's [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature in [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail the game the musical is based on]].



[[folder:{{Theatre}}]]
* ''[[Theatre/DoctorWhoLive Doctor Who Live: The Monsters Are Coming!]]'' used mostly live actors, but featured the Doctor in the form of pre-recorded footage of Matt Smith on a screen. Several times, the Doctor asks the audience to help him break the Miniscopes by chanting "Geronimo!" as loud as they can. Of course, the footage just continues regardless of what the audience is doing.
* Zig-zagged in ''Theatre/TheTrailToOregon''. The audience really does get to name the five main characters by shouting out suggestions, and vote on [[TonightSomeoneDies which of the characters dies at the end]]. However, the part where the audience is allowed to choose ''how'' the character will meet their demise is only there on the assumption that the audience will ''always'' choose dysentery, a safe bet due to the disease's [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature in [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail the game the musical is based on]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: VideoGames]]

to:

[[folder:{{Theatre}}]]
* ''[[Theatre/DoctorWhoLive Doctor Who Live: The Monsters Are Coming!]]'' used mostly live actors, but featured the Doctor in the form of pre-recorded footage of Matt Smith on a screen. Several times, the Doctor asks the audience to help him break the Miniscopes by chanting "Geronimo!" as loud as they can. Of course, the footage just continues regardless of what the audience is doing.
* Zig-zagged in ''Theatre/TheTrailToOregon''. The audience really does get to name the five main characters by shouting out suggestions, and vote on [[TonightSomeoneDies which of the characters dies at the end]]. However, the part where the audience is allowed to choose ''how'' the character will meet their demise is only there on the assumption that the audience will ''always'' choose dysentery, a safe bet due to the disease's [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature in [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail the game the musical is based on]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: VideoGames]]
[[folder:Video Games]]



[[folder: WebComic]]
* Played with in [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2000/08/19/ozy-and-millie-408/ this]] ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' strip.
* Inverted in one ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007326 panel]]. ''Homestuck'' actually is frequently interactive, with Flash animations and game segments, but once trolled the readers by displaying a loading screen, followed by: [[spoiler:"You spend no less than 90 seconds staring at this fucking GIF image before you realize the actual Flash animation is on the next page."]]

to:

[[folder: WebComic]]
[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Played Parodied in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html for kids]]". Strong Bad demonstrates how bad of a kids' show host he would be with in [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2000/08/19/ozy-and-millie-408/ this]] ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' strip.
* Inverted in
an ImagineSpot. He asks the kids to say "The Cheat", which they do (though one ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007326 panel]]. ''Homestuck'' actually is frequently interactive, with Flash animations says "Christopher Columbus") and game segments, Strong Bad gives them an FMinusMinus regardless. Then when they fail to find The Cheat hiding behind a box (they say he is "right there" but once trolled the readers by displaying a loading screen, followed by: [[spoiler:"You spend no less than 90 seconds staring at this fucking GIF image before you realize the actual Flash animation is on the next page."]]do not specify), he flips out and threatens to kill their dogs.



[[folder: WebOriginal]]
* Parodied in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html for kids]]". Strong Bad demonstrates how bad of a kids' show host he would be with an ImagineSpot. He asks the kids to say "The Cheat", which they do (though one says "Christopher Columbus") and Strong Bad gives them an FMinusMinus regardless. Then when they fail to find The Cheat hiding behind a box (they say he is "right there" but do not specify), he flips out and threatens to kill their dogs.

to:

[[folder: WebOriginal]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Parodied in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html for kids]]". Strong Bad demonstrates how bad of a kids' show host he would be Played with an ImagineSpot. He asks in [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2000/08/19/ozy-and-millie-408/ this]] ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' strip.
* Inverted in one ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007326 panel]]. ''Homestuck'' actually is frequently interactive, with Flash animations and game segments, but once trolled
the kids to say "The Cheat", which they do (though one says "Christopher Columbus") and Strong Bad gives them an FMinusMinus regardless. Then when they fail to find The Cheat hiding behind readers by displaying a box (they say he loading screen, followed by: [[spoiler:"You spend no less than 90 seconds staring at this fucking GIF image before you realize the actual Flash animation is "right there" but do not specify), he flips out and threatens to kill their dogs.on the next page."]]



[[folder: WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[folder: WesternAnimation]][[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question. Host Steve or Joe (Kevin in the U.K.) would keep up a running dialogue with the viewer, who was supposed to help figure out the clues to the game of Blue's Clues. A typical line of dialogue...
-->'''Steve:''' This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!



* The DisneyJunior show ''WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins'' stars four child prodigies who, by the age of six, have mastered various musical instruments and forms of interpretive dance, but are still worse at problem-solving than your four-year-old is, and constantly needs their help. Er... [[IdiotBall sometimes]], anyway. Can be FridgeBrilliance, since prodigies or not they're still just children.
* Another Disney Junior show, JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates, is pretty much Dora [[RecycledInSpace with pirates and better animation]]. Features Peter Pan in the pilot and Captain Hook as a running villain.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' with "Ducky Momo", a ShowWithinAShow which is a strange hybrid of ''HelloKitty'' and ''Dora''. Here's a sample of what an episode entailed;
-->'''Narrator''': Ducky Momo needs to get to the other side of the Bumbleberry river. Can you help him find the bridge?
-->'''Kid 1''': It's right there! Behind you!
-->'''Kid 2''': To your left! Your ''other'' left.
-->'''Kid 3''': No! No, not that way.... that's a ''candy wrapper''.
-->'''Kid 1''': ''Now'' where is he going?
-->'''Kid 3''': How has he survived this long?

to:

* The DisneyJunior Disney Junior show ''WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins'' stars four child prodigies who, by the age of six, have mastered various musical instruments and forms of interpretive dance, but are still worse at problem-solving than your four-year-old is, and constantly needs their help. Er... [[IdiotBall sometimes]], anyway. Can be FridgeBrilliance, since prodigies or not they're still just children.
* Another Disney Junior show, JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates, ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'', is pretty much Dora [[RecycledInSpace with pirates and better animation]]. Features Peter Pan in the pilot and Captain Hook as a running villain.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' with "Ducky Momo", a ShowWithinAShow which is a strange hybrid of ''HelloKitty'' ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' and ''Dora''. Here's a sample of what an episode entailed;
-->'''Narrator''': -->'''Narrator:''' Ducky Momo needs to get to the other side of the Bumbleberry river. Can you help him find the bridge?
-->'''Kid 1''':
bridge?\\
'''Kid 1:'''
It's right there! Behind you!
-->'''Kid 2''':
you!\\
'''Kid 2:'''
To your left! Your ''other'' left.
-->'''Kid 3''':
left.\\
'''Kid 3:'''
No! No, not that way.... that's a ''candy wrapper''.
-->'''Kid 1''':
wrapper''.\\
'''Kid 1:'''
''Now'' where is he going?
-->'''Kid 3''':
going?\\
'''Kid 3:'''
How has he survived this long?
9th Jan '17 10:50:25 AM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[-''({{Beat}})''-] [[note]](Oh, right, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle wiki pages aren't interactive media;]] we have no idea what your mental response was going to be so we'll just have to pretend you said something relevant to the question.)[[/note]]

to:

[-''({{Beat}})''-] [[note]](Oh, [-''{{Beat}}''-] [[note]]Oh, right, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle wiki pages aren't interactive media;]] we have no idea what your mental response was going to be so we'll just have to pretend you said something relevant to the question.)[[/note]]
[[/note]]
22nd Dec '16 3:23:40 PM ZombieAladdin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' tried to do this with instructions at the beginning of the film encouraging the children to do certain things when certain events in the film took place.

to:

* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' tried to do this with instructions at the beginning of the film encouraging the children to do certain things when certain events in the film took place. The few parents who thought this would be a good idea regretted the decision when the kids would run loose all over the movie theater and disrupted everyone else's time there.


Added DiffLines:

* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' book ''The Monster at the End of This Book'' has Grover repeatedly requesting the reader not turn the page, and he gets increasingly desperate as the reader continues to turn the page.
1st Dec '16 11:22:40 AM jakobitis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In an in-universe example, one episode had the Tenth Doctor on a video (filmed several decades prior), apparently interacting in real time with the episode's protagonist (in the modern day). Turns out he was actually just reading off an autocue (complete with pauses of appropriate length)... transcribed during said conversation by the protagonist's own sidekick and given to the Doctor in the ''future''. This being the same episode that gave us 'timey-wimey, wibbly wobbly' is not at all coincidental.
21st Nov '16 6:46:13 PM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question. Host Steve or Joe (Kevin in the U.K.) would keep up a running dialogue with the viewer, who was supposed to help figure out the clues to the game of Blue's Clues. A typical line of dialogue...
-->'''Steve''': This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!



* The animated series ''Wonkidoos'' uses this. Similar to Blue's Clues, childrens' voices are used to answer the question. Unlike most of these examples, they don't even give you time to answer the question yourself!

to:

* The animated series ''Wonkidoos'' uses this. Similar to Blue's Clues, ''Blue's Clues'', childrens' voices are used to answer the question. Unlike most of these examples, they don't even give you time to answer the question yourself!
This list shows the last 10 events of 130. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.FakeInteractivity