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20th Feb '17 1:33:13 PM Prfnoff
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* ''[[LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines Marik Plays]]'': ''VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival'' includes a reference to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset". Marik immediately points out it's the most cultured and obscure joke he's ever made. "Drink that in, 'cause it's never going to happen again. From now on, it's just poop and fart jokes."

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* ''[[LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines Marik Plays]]'': ''VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival'' includes a reference to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset".''Film/BeforeSunset''. Marik immediately points out it's the most cultured and obscure joke he's ever made. "Drink that in, 'cause it's never going to happen again. From now on, it's just poop and fart jokes."
18th Feb '17 1:45:52 PM MetaFour
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', the Joker forms a supervillain team including characters from entirely different franchises. He introduces his new Legion of Doom to Gotham, but when he gets to [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]]:
-->'''The Joker:''' British robots! (Ask your nerd friends.)
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27th Jan '17 9:27:16 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Almost all of the modern well-known cultural references are lost on Steve Rogers, who has been frozen since World War II. When someone makes a reference to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', he's delighted to be able to point out that he actually got it. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed he has a list of pop cultural things he has to experience, like ''Franchise/StarWars'' (or ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' in some versions), and [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai food]] -- and he managed to watch ''Film/WarGames''.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Almost all of the modern well-known cultural references are lost on [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers, Rogers]], who has had been frozen since World War II. When someone makes a reference to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', he's delighted to be able to point out that he actually got it. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed he has a list of pop cultural things he has to experience, like ''Franchise/StarWars'' (or ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' in some versions), and [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Thai food]] -- and he managed to watch ''Film/WarGames''.



* In ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted makes a reference to the Jeff Bridges movie ''Fearless''. When Dougal remarks that he hasn't seen it, Ted replies, "Not a lot of people have, Dougal, so it's probably a bad reference."

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* In ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted makes a reference to the Jeff Bridges movie ''Fearless''.''[[Film/Fearless1993 Fearless]]''. When Dougal remarks that he hasn't seen it, Ted replies, "Not a lot of people have, Dougal, so it's probably a bad reference."
31st Dec '16 11:38:30 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Skin Game'', Goodman Grey can't believe Harry prefaces their underworld heist with a quote from ''The Black Hole'', which he says no one even remembers (Harry, on the other hand, thinks it's a classic). [[spoiler: It also doubles as {{Foreshadowing}} via AuthorAppeal- none of the ''real'' villains ever get Harry's references.]]
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1st Nov '16 4:18:09 AM Luigifan
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* This happens occasionally in ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife''. For instance: "[[http://comments.deviantart.com/1/391554427/3723583874 Did you get your]] "[[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-08-14/comic/voiding-your-warranty/abused-by-an-angel/ all female cats are promiscuous nymphomaniacs]]" rhetoric from WebComic/ExterminatusNow?"
13th Aug '16 12:17:43 PM nombretomado
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* {{Diamanda Hagan}}'s crossover review of "Zombeak" with Creator/JewWario has her make a comparison between the goth characters in the movie splitting up with Music/TarjaTurunen leaving the band Music/{{Nightwish}}. [=JewWario=] sums it up in one line:

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* {{Diamanda Hagan}}'s WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's crossover review of "Zombeak" with Creator/JewWario has her make a comparison between the goth characters in the movie splitting up with Music/TarjaTurunen leaving the band Music/{{Nightwish}}. [=JewWario=] sums it up in one line:
2nd Aug '16 7:28:21 AM JamesAustin
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned Creator/BenjaminDisraeli in the episode "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea" to set up a CutawayGag. It cut to Disraeli working at his desk, when he suddenly glares at the camera and snaps "You don't even know who I am!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned Creator/BenjaminDisraeli UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli in the episode "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea" to set up a CutawayGag. It cut to Disraeli working at his desk, when he suddenly glares at the camera and snaps "You don't even know who I am!"
15th Jul '16 7:48:21 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned Creator/BenjaminDisraeli in the episode "One If By Clam, Two If By Sea" to set up a CutawayGag. It cut to Disraeli working at his desk, when he suddenly glares at the camera and snaps "You don't even know who I am!"
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series finale had a character from Franchise/TheDCU appear for the first time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned Creator/BenjaminDisraeli in the episode "One If By by Clam, Two If By by Sea" to set up a CutawayGag. It cut to Disraeli working at his desk, when he suddenly glares at the camera and snaps "You don't even know who I am!"
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series finale GrandFinale had a character from Franchise/TheDCU appear for the first time.
19th Jun '16 11:10:19 AM darrenr
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* A line about a character's Native American heritage in the ''Series/AngieTribeca'' episode ''Commissioner Bigfish'' leads to a cutaway parodying the 'Crying Indian' PSA from the early 1970's. Cue Geils' remarking 'Wow, that's a really old reference.'
17th Jun '16 1:21:52 PM bt8257
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Compare PopculturalOsmosisFailure, ShownTheirWork, LateToThePunchline.

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Compare PopculturalOsmosisFailure, PopCulturalOsmosisFailure, ShownTheirWork, LateToThePunchline.
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