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18th Jun '17 7:47:38 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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You can blur their face a bit or simply not name them. Still, this trope is known enough you can expect any work that featured these frequently will get modified a bit if the adaptation's sponsors are worried about pissing anyone off.

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You can blur their face a bit or simply not name them. Still, this trope is known enough you can expect any work that featured these frequently will get modified a bit if the adaptation's sponsors are worried about pissing anyone off.
copyright infringement.
28th May '17 1:12:16 PM Killztwice
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* Whenever the [[ComicBook/NewGods Source Wall]] is shown, you can usually spot at least one Marvel character trapped among it's many prisoners, such as Galactus or Dr. Doom.
15th May '17 10:49:36 PM louisXVI
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** Homer is excited to learn that Moe's boxing career was promoted by Lucius Sweet, who is "as famous and successful as Don King, and looks just like him too!"
15th May '17 10:46:11 PM louisXVI
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*** Hank Hill had a cameo on the episode "Bart Star".
13th May '17 10:28:06 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', in which every character is either a literary character or a literary character's ancestor, Franchise/FuManchu is never mentioned by name, because he's still under copyright. In [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen the movie]], Fu Manchu was replaced with the Franchise/SherlockHolmes villain Prof. Moriarty (who also appears in the comic) disguised as a mix of Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera and Fantomas.

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* In ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', in which every character is either a literary character or a literary character's ancestor, Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu is never mentioned by name, because he's still under copyright. In [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen the movie]], Fu Manchu was replaced with the Franchise/SherlockHolmes villain Prof. Moriarty (who also appears in the comic) disguised as a mix of Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera and Fantomas.
12th May '17 7:00:14 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** Miss Marbles = Miss Marples

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** Miss Marbles = Miss MarplesMarple



*** There was also apparently, going to be one for Creator/AgathaChristie, in the form of "Dame Abigail Christian." The character was dropped when Katherine Hepburn pulled out (due to Myrna Loy refusing appear as Dora Charleston -- she had originated the character "Nora Charles" in ''Film/TheThinMan'' movies)

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*** There was also apparently, going to be one for Creator/AgathaChristie, in the form of "Dame Abigail Christian." The character was dropped when Katherine Katharine Hepburn pulled out (due to Myrna Loy refusing appear as Dora Charleston -- she had originated the character "Nora Charles" in ''Film/TheThinMan'' movies)
3rd May '17 7:58:11 AM CaptainTedium
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* WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory regularly features the "Justice Friends," a superhero group made up of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Major Glory]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Val Hallen]], and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Infraggable Krunk]], who despite the name, are clear [[{{Expy}} expies]] of a [[ComicBook/TheAvengers different group]].

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* WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' regularly features the "Justice Friends," a superhero group made up of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Major Glory]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Val Hallen]], and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Infraggable Krunk]], who despite the name, are clear [[{{Expy}} expies]] of a [[ComicBook/TheAvengers different group]].group]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''
** "Cube Wars" has Robot Jones fantasize that solving his [[BlandNameProduct Wonder Cube]] will cause it to become [[WesternAnimation/RubikTheAmazingCube Cubik, the Amazing Rube]].
** Robot Jones encounters parodies of [[Series/KnightRider Michael Knight and KITT]] in the episode "Work".
1st May '17 5:28:59 PM mlsmithca
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You can blur their face a bit or simply not name them. Still, this trope is known enough you can expect any work that featured these frequently will get modified a bit if the adaptation's sponsors are worried about ticking anyone off.

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You can blur their face a bit or simply not name them. Still, this trope is known enough you can expect any work that featured these frequently will get modified a bit if the adaptation's sponsors are worried about ticking pissing anyone off.
20th Apr '17 9:29:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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* After his fallout with Creator/MarvelComics, SteveGerber wrote the Comicbook/ManThing character into an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' television series, for which he was a head writer.

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* After his fallout with Creator/MarvelComics, SteveGerber wrote the Comicbook/ManThing character into an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' television series, for which he was a head writer. The fact that [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons the game]] had a monster type[[note]]the Shambling Mound[[/note]] based in part on Man-Thing provided legal cover.
20th Apr '17 9:20:29 PM Gideoncrawle
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'''Glurmo:''' (''singing'') We ''resemble-but-are-legally-distinct-from'' [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild]]...

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'''Glurmo:''' (''singing'') We ''resemble-but-are-legally-distinct-from'' [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild]]...Guild...
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