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5th Sep '17 9:22:02 AM StFan
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' :
** There is a strip drawn through the eyes of Hobbes. At the start, Calvin looks at the fourth wall and asks "Are you ready?", but is actually talking to Hobbes.
** There's also the time he talks about a little boy living in an oppressed country who dreams of coming to America and learning about freedom. He says he wants to meet that little boy -- and the camera cuts to reveal he's sitting at the dinner table with his family -- "and tell him the awful '''truth''' about this place!" Dad tells him to pipe down and eat his lima beans.
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* In the ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7FkF3Z6ms Harry's Nightmares]] Harry turns to the camera and asks for comments and subscriptions. The camera shifts to show he's talking to Hermione and Ron who have no idea what he's talking about.



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* ''WesternAnimation/FreeBirds'' has Jake appear to talk directly to the audience. Then Reggie asks who he's talking to, and Jake points to his own reflection in a hubcap whom he assumes to be another soldier for the cause. See how he's nodding?
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--> '''Bill:''' [[BondOneLiner That, my friends, is the]] ''[[BondOneLiner minority]]'' [[BondOneLiner vote.]] Why don'tcha burn 'im, see if his ashes turn green.
* Since the only camera in ''Slashers'' is also the only cameraman in the studio, the entire movie blends this with LeaningOnTheFourthWall. Characters speaking to the camera could be addressing the cameraman, the live studio audience or the movie viewer.
** Megan {{invoke|dTrope}}s {{Fanservice}} by taking her top off, to hold the camera's attention for a rant about [[YouBastard spectator blood sports and consumers of glamorized violence directed at the viewer]].
** The slashers themselves [[EvilIsHammy ham it up for their fans]], {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing the audience's bloodthirst.

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--> '''Bill:''' -->'''Bill:''' [[BondOneLiner That, my friends, is the]] ''[[BondOneLiner minority]]'' [[BondOneLiner vote.]] Why don'tcha burn 'im, see if his ashes turn green.
* Since the only camera in ''Slashers'' is also the only cameraman in the studio, the entire movie blends this with LeaningOnTheFourthWall. Characters speaking to the camera could be addressing the cameraman, the live studio audience or the movie viewer.
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viewer. Megan {{invoke|dTrope}}s {{Fanservice}} by taking her top off, to hold the camera's attention for a rant about [[YouBastard spectator blood sports and consumers of glamorized violence directed at the viewer]].
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viewer]]. The slashers themselves [[EvilIsHammy ham it up for their fans]], {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing the audience's bloodthirst.



* ''WesternAnimation/FreeBirds'' has Jake appear to talk directly to the audience. Then Reggie asks who he's talking to, and Jake points to his own reflection in a hubcap whom he assumes to be another soldier for the cause. See how he's nodding?



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* ''Series/{{Chef}}'' -- In a season one episode, Gareth wigs out on Everton in his signature style. After a minute or two, they pause, and Everton slowly looks at the camera. Then Chef does. This is, of course, the camera placed there earlier by a documentary film crew.

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* ''Series/{{Chef}}'' -- ''Series/{{Chef}}'': In a season one episode, Gareth wigs out on Everton in his signature style. After a minute or two, they pause, and Everton slowly looks at the camera. Then Chef does. This is, of course, the camera placed there earlier by a documentary film crew.



* Series/CountArthurStrong - From time to time, Arthur adresses an imaginary audience. He has no idea there really ''is'' an audience, he's just acting out a fantasy.
* At the beginning of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Face of Evil", the Doctor exits the TARDIS chatting to camera about how lost he is and asks us if there's anything else he's forgotten. In-universe he's actually just talking to himself (a quirk of his that's been established from the very beginning) and doesn't know we're looking at him. [[FourthWallObserver Probably.]]
** [[Creator/PeterCapaldi The Twelfth Doctor]] has several monologue scenes alone in the Tardis throughout Season 10 where he explains something about the episode to the audience. The penultimate episode ''Heaven Sent'' reveals that [[spoiler: he has a way of mentally slowing down time by "thinking really fast" and that all of these scenes actually take place inside his head, and are him talking to himself in order to solve a problem quickly. This mental world also has a blackboard on which writing appears by itself that acts as a stand-in for the (recently deceased) Clara. He speaks to it, and it gives him nudges in the direction he needs to take.]]

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* Series/CountArthurStrong - ''Series/CountArthurStrong'': From time to time, Arthur adresses an imaginary audience. He has no idea there really ''is'' an audience, he's just acting out a fantasy.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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At the beginning of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Face of Evil", the Doctor exits the TARDIS chatting to camera about how lost he is and asks us if there's anything else he's forgotten. In-universe he's actually just talking to himself (a quirk of his that's been established from the very beginning) and doesn't know we're looking at him. [[FourthWallObserver Probably.]]
** [[Creator/PeterCapaldi The Twelfth Doctor]] has several monologue scenes alone in the Tardis TARDIS throughout Season 10 where he explains something about the episode to the audience. The penultimate episode ''Heaven Sent'' "Heaven Sent" reveals that [[spoiler: he has a way of mentally slowing down time by "thinking really fast" and that all of these scenes actually take place inside his head, and are him talking to himself in order to solve a problem quickly. This mental world also has a blackboard on which writing appears by itself that acts as a stand-in for the (recently deceased) Clara. He speaks to it, and it gives him nudges in the direction he needs to take.]]



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* There is a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip drawn through the eyes of Hobbes. At the start, Calvin looks at the fourth wall and asks "Are you ready?", but was actually talking to Hobbes.
** There's also the time he talks about a little boy living in an oppressed country who dreams of coming to America and learning about freedom. He says he wants to meet that little boy--and the camera cuts to reveal he's sitting at the dinner table with his family--"and tell him the awful '''truth''' about this place!" Dad tells him to pipe down and eat his lima beans.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* There is In ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', at one point Rosencrantz shouts "Fire!"--in a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip drawn through crowded theater, of course--and then seemingly watches the eyes of Hobbes. At the start, Calvin looks at the fourth wall audience with contempt as they stay in their seats, and asks "Are you ready?", but was actually talking mutters "They should burn to Hobbes.
** There's also the time he talks about a little boy living
death in an oppressed country who dreams of coming to America and learning about freedom. He says he wants to meet that little boy--and the camera cuts to reveal their shoes." But in context, he's sitting at just referring to the dinner table with his family--"and tell him other characters in the awful '''truth''' about this place!" Dad tells him to pipe down and eat his lima beans.play.



[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', at one point Rosencrantz shouts "Fire!"--in a crowded theater, of course--and then seemingly watches the audience with contempt as they stay in their seats, and mutters "They should burn to death in their shoes." But in context, he's just referring to the other characters in the play.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Brittnay and Mackenzie seem to have this going on in episode 10. When Brittnay brings up Taylor [=McDevitt=] and the water park incident she walks up to the camera, seemingly telling it to the viewers. Mackenzie does the same when she proclaims that Shay Van Buren will now be known as '''Gay''' van Buren. They're both simply telling it to their fellow cheer squad and are only looking away for dramatic effect but it lead them instead to look directly at us.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7FkF3Z6ms Harry's Nightmares]] Harry turns to the camera and asks for comments and subscriptions. The camera shifts to show he's talking to Hermione and Ron who have no idea what he's talking about.
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Brittnay and Mackenzie seem to have this going on in episode 10. When Brittnay brings up Taylor [=McDevitt=] and the water park incident she walks up to the camera, seemingly telling it to the viewers. Mackenzie does the same when she proclaims that Shay Van Buren will now be known as '''Gay''' van Buren. They're both simply telling it to their fellow cheer squad and are only looking away for dramatic effect but it lead them instead to look directly at us.
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-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?
** At the end of the episode "Duffless" when Homer decides he would rather take Marge on a romantic bike ride than have a drink at Moe's, the other barflies leave with him causing Moe to exclaim "You'll be back, and you" than he points to the audience and says "And yoooou". Moe is revealed to be talking to Barney who replies, "Of course I'll be back. If you didn't close I'd never leave."
*** This is a clear reference to the same line in the unintentional classic ''Film/ReeferMadness''.

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-->'''Chief Wiggum''': --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?
** At the end of the episode "Duffless" when Homer decides he would rather take Marge on a romantic bike ride than have a drink at Moe's, the other barflies leave with him causing Moe to exclaim "You'll be back, and you" than he points to the audience and says "And yoooou". Moe is revealed to be talking to Barney who replies, "Of course I'll be back. If you didn't close I'd never leave."
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" This is a clear reference to the same line in the unintentional classic ''Film/ReeferMadness''.
22nd Aug '17 8:38:45 PM Willbyr
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22nd Jul '17 1:51:20 AM eroock
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* Done in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' once in very random filler, in which Torg is at first clearly addressing the audience and talking about the filler (and about BreakingTheFourthWall), but then is suddenly shown to be talking to Gwynn, who asks him why he calls her "you guys" and what the FourthWall is.
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16th Jul '17 1:04:30 AM babil
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* The ''Comic/{{Futurama}}'' comic did this in issue 46, ''Follow the Reader''; it starts with the Professor talking directly to the reader to explain how the ChooseYourOwnAdventure format works. It then appears that he was babbling because Bender spiked his drink.

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* The ''Comic/{{Futurama}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Futurama}}'' comic did this in issue 46, ''Follow the Reader''; it starts with the Professor talking directly to the reader to explain how the ChooseYourOwnAdventure format works. It then appears that he was babbling because Bender spiked his drink.
30th Jun '17 10:04:30 AM NNinja
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* Done twice in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'':
** In Q-end 2 [[spoiler: Eric asks Sean who is Zero. If you give correct answer Sean will point at the camera and say "Zero is You, Delta!". Turns out Zero is with them pretending to be blind, deaf and in the wheelchair, [[BeneathSuspicion which is why everyone ignored him]]. And he's been there the whole time, and everything was shown from his perspective.]]
** In Perceptive end [[spoiler: Sean points crossbow at the camera, says [[ApologeticAttacker "I'm really sorry"]] and shots Zero.]]
28th Jun '17 10:03:54 PM PaulA
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* In the theatrical version of ''Film/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', at one point Rosencrantz shouts "Fire!"--in a crowded theater, of course--and then seemingly watches the audience with contempt as they stay in their seats, and mutters "They should burn to death in their shoes." But in context, he's just referring to the other characters in the play.


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* In ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', at one point Rosencrantz shouts "Fire!"--in a crowded theater, of course--and then seemingly watches the audience with contempt as they stay in their seats, and mutters "They should burn to death in their shoes." But in context, he's just referring to the other characters in the play.
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