History Main / FakeInteractivity

9th Jan '17 10:50:25 AM WillKeaton
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[-''({{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]]

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22nd Dec '16 3:23:40 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ''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.

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* ''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.


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

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* ''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!

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* 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!
14th Nov '16 9:35:25 AM JMQwilleran
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* Publisher's Clearing House is fond of sending out emails that say stuff like "accept this prize entry or surrender your chances." Clicking the "accept" button will enter you in the contest or take you a page for entering. The "surrender" button isn't clickable.
14th Oct '16 2:55:30 AM TiggerPinkie
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** Averted with the "Dora Appisodes" app, which actually uses the microphone and touchscreen to answer Dora's questions.
18th Aug '16 12:56:49 PM Tre
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* The SciFiChannel would run advertisements where they would ask the viewer to please place their hand up to the screen. There was then a sequence where a futuristic laser beam would "scan" an outline of a human hand. The voice would then say "You have been cleared. Thank you."

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* The SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] would run advertisements where they would ask the viewer to please place their hand up to the screen. There was then a sequence where a futuristic laser beam would "scan" an outline of a human hand. The voice would then say "You have been cleared. Thank you."
29th Jul '16 1:15:35 AM JMQwilleran
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* This is used in a bonus scene in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' you can get if you wait a few seconds after receiving the "Fin" screen in the ending. [[spoiler:The merchant [[BreakingTheFourthWall speaks to directly the player]] and waits for the response. The scene ends with the merchant asking, "Ah, you are a writer?" and then begging the player to tell him the title of the book they're writing, which then appears on a black screen in white letters: ''ODIN SPHERE''.]]
24th Jul '16 8:37:59 AM RAMChYLD
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* Zig-zagging on ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': Watching the show on supported devices will actually see an icon pop up at set intervals, which when tapped will suspend the show and launch a flash-card like minigame. In other parts of the show, or if you watch the show from a device which does not support the interactive segments, the trope is played straight.

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* Zig-zagging on ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': Watching the show on supported devices will actually see an icon pop up at set intervals, which when tapped will suspend the show and launch a flash-card like minigame. In other parts of the show, or and/or if you watch the show from a device which does not support the interactive segments, the trope is played straight.straight (the babies and narrator addresses you as the ''big kid'').
24th Jul '16 8:34:04 AM RAMChYLD
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* Zig-zagging on ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': Watching the show on supported devices will actually see an icon pop up, which when tapped will suspend the show and launch a flash-card like minigame. In other parts of the show, or if you watch the show from a device which does not support the interactive segments, the trope is played straight.

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* Zig-zagging on ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': Watching the show on supported devices will actually see an icon pop up, up at set intervals, which when tapped will suspend the show and launch a flash-card like minigame. In other parts of the show, or if you watch the show from a device which does not support the interactive segments, the trope is played straight.
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