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17th Jun '17 11:58:17 AM Kirayoshi
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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': In his VillainSong "Shiny", Tamatoa sings to Maui, "You can't expect a demigod to beat a decapod (Look it up)!"
13th May '17 10:09:00 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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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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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Skin Game'', Goodman Grey can't believe Harry prefaces their underworld heist with a quote from ''The Black Hole'', ''Film/TheBlackHole'', 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.]]
18th Apr '17 7:20:34 AM Gideoncrawle
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Trent identifies ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited'' -- one of the least known of the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operettas -- only as "some old musical" because he didn't remember the name and couldn't be bothered to look it up. The narrative expressly notes that the song from ''Utopia, Limited'' that became the basis for Trent's [[GriefSong tribute song]] is quite obscure.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Trent identifies ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited'' -- one of the least known of the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operettas -- only as "some old musical" because he didn't remember the name and couldn't be bothered to look it up. The narrative expressly notes that [[http://gsarchive.net/utopia/webop/ul021.html the song song]] from ''Utopia, Limited'' that became the basis for Trent's [[GriefSong tribute song]] is quite obscure.
16th Apr '17 12:58:58 AM Plactus
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* An ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic [[https://xkcd.com/1262/ depicts a future]] where even ''Franchise/StarWars'' has been forgotten to the point where a kid admits he doesn't understand the one quote he picked up from his grandmother ("May the Force be with you").
14th Apr '17 7:46:38 PM MJTR
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* One of the two main villains of ''[[FanFic/AngelOfTheBat Angel of the Bat: Times of Heresy]]'' uses the title, "Odmience." Odmience are demons in Myth/SlavicMythology, but are so rarely referenced that Batman himself claims the name tells them almost nothing about his MO.
3rd Apr '17 1:53:02 AM PaulA
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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]], who 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''.

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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]], who had been frozen since World War II. When someone makes a reference to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/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''.
8th Mar '17 10:15:42 AM KiyanShahab
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* in [[http://unrealitycomic.tumblr.com/post/152784977297/what-you-think-im-going-to-tell-you-what-that-is this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}}]] Sarah explicitly states that most general audiences wouldn't understand a reference to an obscure 80's Mexican comic book called Karmatron Y Los Transformables.

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* in [[http://unrealitycomic.tumblr.com/post/152784977297/what-you-think-im-going-to-tell-you-what-that-is this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}}]] ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}} Sarah explicitly states that most general audiences wouldn't understand a reference to an obscure 80's Mexican comic book called Karmatron Y Los Transformables.
8th Mar '17 10:14:39 AM KiyanShahab
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* in [[http://unrealitycomic.tumblr.com/post/152784977297/what-you-think-im-going-to-tell-you-what-that-is this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}}]] Sarah explicitly states that most general audiences wouldn't understand a reference to an obscure 80's Mexican comic book called Karmatron Y Los Transformables.
2nd Mar '17 4:34:29 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned 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!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' mentioned 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 [[BreakingTheFourthWall glares at the camera and snaps snaps]] "You don't even know who I am!"
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."
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