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7th Dec '16 8:32:43 AM Kartoonkid95
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** In "Members Only", there are a few subtle references meant to invoke a sense of nostalgia in the show's fans, which is ironic, considering that this season is all about is the dangers of unchecked nostalgia.

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** In "Members Only", the newly-elected Mr. Garrison mocks PC Principal and calls him the reason he became President, referencing accusations that the annoyances of [=SJWs=] and liberal elitism was what made moderates vote UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump into office.
*** In the same episode,
there are a few subtle references (such as a scene inside Tom's Rhinoplasty and the return of Sheila's catchphrase) meant to invoke a sense of nostalgia in the show's fans, which is ironic, considering that this season is all about is the dangers of unchecked nostalgia.
30th Nov '16 10:12:04 PM Snowy66
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30th Nov '16 10:08:43 PM Snowy66
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', when Rip is explaining the schematics of a prison and asks if everyone understood, Snart says "This isn't my first [[Series/PrisonBreak prison break]]." Creator/WentworthMiller was the lead role on said show.
23rd Nov '16 8:31:42 AM Kartoonkid95
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** In "Members Only", there are a few subtle references meant to invoke a sense of nostalgia in the show's fans, which is ironic, considering that this season is all about is the dangers of unchecked nostalgia.
17th Nov '16 12:36:52 AM PaulA
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* In Eugene Ionesco's ''Rhinoceros'', we get this exchange:
--> '''Jean:''' Instead of squandering all your spare money on drink, isn't it better to buy a ticket for an interesting play? Do you know anything about the avant-garde theatre there's so much talk about? Have you seen any of Ionesco's plays?
--> '''Berenger:''' Unfortunately, no. I've only heard people talk about them. [...]
--> '''Jean:''' There's one playing now. [[[BreakingTheFourthWall both turn to stare at the audience]]] Take advantage of it.

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* In Eugene Ionesco's ''Rhinoceros'', Creator/EugeneIonesco's ''Theatre/{{Rhinoceros}}'', we get this exchange:
--> '''Jean:''' -->'''Jean:''' Instead of squandering all your spare money on drink, isn't it better to buy a ticket for an interesting play? Do you know anything about the avant-garde theatre there's so much talk about? Have you seen any of Ionesco's plays?
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plays?\\
'''Berenger:''' Unfortunately, no. I've only heard people talk about them. [...]
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'''Jean:''' There's one playing now. [[[BreakingTheFourthWall ''[[[BreakingTheFourthWall both turn to stare at the audience]]] audience]]]'' Take advantage of it.
14th Nov '16 8:15:50 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'':
** The protagonist will stick his hand out to the screen when you open the menu, with text reading "Don't look at me like that" in the corner of the screen. This is often done in Japan when making eye contact with fictional characters. The fact that the protagonist is doing it implies that he's not the fictional one.
** Igor will regularly refer to the events of the game as, well, "a game." Though in his case it's more an allusion to the {{Picaresque}} / thief [[TheCaper Caper]] nature of your activities.
12th Nov '16 8:52:21 AM comicwriter
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* ''Comicbook/SpiderManDeadpool'' #6 is all about the current spate of superhero movies. An actress playing Comicbook/{{Storm}} asks why the other Marvel actors never talk to her, with the actor playing Wolverine saying that [[ExiledFromContinuity it's like they don't exist]].[[note]]The X-Men cannot be used in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] because their film rights are owned by [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]].[[/note]] Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'s [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine movie debut]] proves to be a disaster behind the scenes and is eventually cancelled, but Spider-Man assures him he'll get [[Film/{{Deadpool}} another shot someday]]. Then, in a bit of SelfDeprecation, Spidey backs this up by saying Hollywood loves doing {{Continuity Reboot}}s of [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries the same stuff]] [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming the audience has already seen a dozen times before]]. And of course, the guys go to see a movie called ''[[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Nighthawk v. Hyperion: Yawn of Boredom]]'', which proves to be terrible, and has a NeverLiveItDown scene involving the two heroes' moms sharing a name.
4th Nov '16 5:17:00 PM rcmerod52
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* In the second issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', a cave troll treats Fluttershy like she were a doll (including one shot that [[https://twitter.com/TimmoWarner/status/286732719713570817 deliberately puts her in the same pose as the MLP "fashion" pony toys]]) and combs her hair, has rocks that look like [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] in his "toy" collection, and Rarity makes him some custom pony dolls. Sweetie Belle (watching from Queen Chrysalis's lair) comments that she'd make a cute toy. The whole scene is rather meta, considering [[MerchandiseDriven the source material]].

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* In the second issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' #2, a cave troll treats Fluttershy like she were a doll (including one shot that [[https://twitter.com/TimmoWarner/status/286732719713570817 deliberately puts her in the same pose as the MLP "fashion" pony toys]]) and combs her hair, has rocks that look like [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] in his "toy" collection, and Rarity makes him some custom pony dolls. Sweetie Belle (watching from Queen Chrysalis's lair) comments that she'd make a cute toy. The whole scene is rather meta, considering [[MerchandiseDriven the source material]].material]].
** #48 has Discord holding a copy of the current comic's script to complain about the way he is being written in the story.
4th Nov '16 10:13:58 AM Premonition45
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** Part 1 of "'Who Shot Mister Burns?" ends with the following:

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** Part 1 of "'Who "Who Shot Mister Burns?" Burns? Part I" ends with the following:


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** In "Barting Over", Lisa discovers a videotape showing Bart appearing in an advertisement when he was a baby. Bart says he doesn't remember doing a commercial... then, he takes out a Butterfinger bar and eats it.
** In "Krusty Gets Busted", when Marge finds Bart, Lisa, and Maggie watching "Itchy and Scratchy":
-->'''Marge:''' Oh, my. All this senseless violence. I don't understand its appeal.
-->'''Bart:''' We don't expect you to, Mom.
-->'''Lisa:''' If cartoons were meant for adults, they'd put them on in prime time.
4th Nov '16 8:56:45 AM Prfnoff
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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in "Theatre/BulletsOverBroadway". They don't exactly wink to the audience, but there is obviously a scene where the ShowWithinAShow briefly overlaps with the real show.

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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in "Theatre/BulletsOverBroadway".''Theatre/BulletsOverBroadway''. They don't exactly wink to the audience, but there is obviously a scene where the ShowWithinAShow briefly overlaps with the real show.
* In some productions of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'', the lyrics for Fagin's song "Reviewing the Situation" end with "There is no in between for me/But who will change the scene for me?", whereupon the set immediately starts to revolve as Fagin heads back to the fireplace to count his money.
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