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14th Nov '17 1:00:53 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' does this every once in a while:
** During its first encounter with Ash, [[EldritchAbomination [=MissingNo=] ]] notes that in the previous timeline, Ash and his friends lived in a near-eternal state of happiness and joy, "like they were in a children's cartoon".
** In Chapter 24, [[spoiler: Anabel]], who has recently joined Ash's travel group, thinks to herself that Ash radiates a cheerfulness and determination that she finds charming, "like someone out of those long running animated shows".
** A sidestory centered on "the Dude" [[note]] The guy who teaches you how to catch Pokémon in the Gen II games [[/note]] has him remark that even though someone might be a "nobody", it doesn't mean that [[HeroOfAnotherStory they can't have adventures or their own story to tell]], which is a comment on how many Characters-of-the-Day became Ascended Extras and starred in their own stories, forming an ExpandedUniverse.
9th Nov '17 1:24:23 AM TitaniumDragon
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* Blizzard is a company in the world of ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' that produced all of the other Blizzard games. D. Va is a champion StarCraft player, and Blizzard has an in-world amusement park which contains rides based on their other games.
6th Nov '17 9:13:04 AM CaptainCrawdad
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*** A similar scene was considered for the last scene of the episode "Little Green Men" in which Quark turns out to be the Roswell alien. One of the minor military officers sworn to secrecy would have been identified as [[Creator/GeneRoddenberry Lt. Roddenberry]].

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*** A similar scene was considered for the last scene of the episode ** In "Little Green Men" in which Men," Quark turns out to be the Roswell alien. One of the minor military officers sworn to secrecy would have been identified as [[Creator/GeneRoddenberry Lt. Roddenberry]].



*** A similar framing device is used in "Rules of Engagement", where various characters are testifying at an extradition hearing. The testimonies are given directly to the camera.

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*** A similar framing device is used in ** In "Rules of Engagement", where various characters are testifying at an extradition hearing. The testimonies are given directly to the camera.



*** Also in "200", the stargate breaks down and Mitchell says "How can something work perfectly fine for 10 years and suddenly it doesn't work anymore?" That's a definite reference to the show's recent cancellation. In a later episode, Sam tells a one-shot character "the Stargate Program just doesn't get the support it used to from the people in charge" when he expresses disappointment in their facilities. Again, a reference to the show's impending cancellation.

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*** Also in ** In "200", the stargate breaks down and Mitchell says "How can something work perfectly fine for 10 years and suddenly it doesn't work anymore?" That's a definite reference to the show's recent cancellation. In a later episode, Sam tells a one-shot character "the Stargate Program just doesn't get the support it used to from the people in charge" when he expresses disappointment in their facilities. Again, a reference to the show's impending cancellation.



** The biggest examples, though, come from when Sarah Chalke [[TheOtherDarrin replaced Lecy Goranson]] as Becky. At the end of her first episode, the family watches ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' and [[LampshadeHanging discusses the fact that Dick Sergeant replaced Dick York]]. Becky comments that she likes the second Darrin better.

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** The biggest examples, though, come from when Sarah Chalke [[TheOtherDarrin replaced Lecy Goranson]] as Becky.
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At the end of her first episode, the family watches ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' and [[LampshadeHanging discusses the fact that Dick Sergeant replaced Dick York]]. Becky comments that she likes the second Darrin better.



*** When he calls one of his minions about the change in plans, he snaps that he knows long-form television is better and that they should do as he says.

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*** ** When he Stephano calls one of his minions about the change in plans, he snaps that he knows long-form television is better and that they should do as he says.



*** This scene wasn't duplicated in the television remake, "Trial by Jury". [[spoiler: There, the program ended with Miss Brooks pleading her innocence in court before a jury with Mr. Conklin as a member.]]



** After a long wait for ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', and a long cutscene, Snake acknowledges the players's frustration with what would become his CatchPhrase - "Kept you waiting, huh?"
*** Repeated word for word in the adventure mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' where what is probably a few ''hours'' of play time after a short cutscene teased at his role in Subspace Emissary, Snake pops out of his cardboard box and says the line directly to the camera before his first gameplay section begins, as if he acknowledges everyone that had been dying to play as him in a Smash Bros game when he was revealed in the previews. Not a single coherent word was spoken anywhere else during a cutscene, outside of [[CallingYourAttacks those accompanying an attack]], in the entire game.

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** After a long wait for ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', and a long cutscene, Snake acknowledges the players's frustration with what would become his CatchPhrase - "Kept you waiting, huh?"
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huh?" This is Repeated word for word in the adventure mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' where what is probably a few ''hours'' of play time after a short cutscene teased at his role in Subspace Emissary, Snake pops out of his cardboard box and says the line directly to the camera before his first gameplay section begins, as if he acknowledges everyone that had been dying to play as him in a Smash Bros game when he was revealed in the previews. Not a single coherent word was spoken anywhere else during a cutscene, outside of [[CallingYourAttacks those accompanying an attack]], in the entire game.



** 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.

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** In "Members Only", 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, "Members Only," 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.



** In the first clip show, "So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show", Bart abruptly sets up a clip of an Itchy and Scratchy episode, which has nothing to do with what is being talked about. After it plays, Marge asks Bart why he brought that up. Bart replies, "It was an amusing episode....''of our lives''."
*** In the same episode, Grampa Simpson described comas as such: "It's like one of those TV shows where they show a bunch of clips from old episodes."

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** In the first clip show, "So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show", Show," Bart abruptly sets up a clip of an Itchy and Scratchy episode, which has nothing to do with what is being talked about. After it plays, Marge asks Bart why he brought that up. Bart replies, "It was an amusing episode....''of our lives''."
*** ** In the same episode, Grampa "So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show," Grandpa Simpson described comas as such: "It's like one of those TV shows where they show a bunch of clips from old episodes."



** ''Duck-tective'' resurfaces in "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons," this time as a way of commenting on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' sizable older fanbase.

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** "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons":
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''Duck-tective'' resurfaces in "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons," resurfaces, this time as a way of commenting on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' sizable older fanbase.



*** A variation of this line shows up in the second season finale with Commander Peepers' reaction to Lord Hater's HesBack moment.
--> '''Commander Peepers:''' Where has this guy been all season... ''of our lives''!

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*** A variation of this line shows up in ** In the second season finale with finale, Commander Peepers' reaction reacts to Lord Hater's HesBack moment.
--> '''Commander Peepers:''' Where
moment with:"Where has this guy been all season... ''of our lives''!lives''!"
6th Nov '17 8:27:53 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' pretends like it's BreakingTheFourthWall by occasionally having a psychiatrist character appear and speak directly to the camera about how "you" are "playing your little game," making it seem like he's talking to the player of ''Until Dawn.'' It's eventually revealed that "you" is actually one of the characters in the game, and the "little game" he's referring to is the character's elaborate prank he's playing on his friends.
6th Nov '17 8:24:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'': In the third book of the series, Ardee West complains about trying to get through the third book of ''The Fall of the Master Maker,'' griping that it's all just a bunch of battles and journeys, with too many wizards to keep straight. All of these could be criticisms of ''The First Law'' itself. Sand dan Glokta admits that he never could finish the first book.
5th Nov '17 10:28:52 PM Jgamer
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]", [[spoiler: the Doctor was trapped in the Pandorica at the end of the previous episode, Amy has been shot dead, and it looks like he set up a StableTimeLoop for the younger Amelia to open up the Pandorica to free him. However, when it opens, Amy is in there instead. As she comments, "this is where it gets complicated". The show then cuts to shortly after the events of the last episode and shows just how complicated it gets.]]
3rd Nov '17 3:24:53 PM ErichoTOME
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** Another episode had Dr. Drakken watch TV and remark, "Just because she has your brain in your head doesn't mean you can't love her!", referring to a previous episode where Kim and Ron had a FreakyFridayFlip.
31st Oct '17 12:36:00 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In "The Magic Calendar", when Iznogoud tears off too many pages of the title artifact and ends up in Jean Tabary's studio in the 20th century, Tabary mistakes Iznogoud for a courier sent to pick up the latest ''Iznogoud'' story and apologises for the delays[[note]] Tabary was notoriously hopeless at sticking to deadlines.[[/note]] but says he only has ten panels left of the current story. Sure enough, there are just ten panels left in "The Magic Calendar", and when Tabary tries to help Iznogoud by gluing pages back on the calendar (thereby trapping Iznogoud in the timestream), he is stunned to see his nearly-finished story turn into blank pages. He shrugs it off and starts over - drawing the title panel of a story called "The Magic Calendar"...
31st Oct '17 1:26:58 AM rigpig
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* ''Webcomic/Puck'' does this from time to time, with the line in question usually coming from Daphne

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* ''Webcomic/Puck'' ''Webcomic/{{Puck}}'' does this from time to time, with the line in question usually coming from Daphne



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31st Oct '17 1:22:12 AM rigpig
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/182 #182]], "Celebrities," Terry claims one shouldn't look down on someone who treats fictional characters, especially those who appear in comics, as if they're real.
* Webcomic/Puck does this from time to time, with the line in question usually coming from Daphne

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* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' 'w'Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/182 #182]], "Celebrities," Terry claims one shouldn't look down on someone who treats fictional characters, especially those who appear in comics, as if they're real.
* Webcomic/Puck ''Webcomic/Puck'' does this from time to time, with the line in question usually coming from Daphne
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