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28th Jun '16 5:19:32 AM longWriter
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* The title character of ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]

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* The title character of ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]
7th Jun '16 2:57:12 PM gallium
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** But no radio drama ever handled it better than Creator/OrsonWelles did with his famous ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast. Welles' decision to stage the show as a PhonyNewscast (for the first two acts, anyway; Act III is a reading from a diary) justified this trope InUniverse. Instead of characters narrating what they're seeing for an audience, radio broadcasters are describing what they're seeing as they would naturally.
28th Mar '16 2:30:02 PM WillKeaton
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* Justified in the Stop Motion Christmas episode of Series/{{Community}}, so that everyone knew what was going on in [[spoiler: Abed's delusion]].

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* Justified in the Stop Motion Christmas episode of Series/{{Community}}, ''Series/{{Community}}'', so that everyone knew what was going on in [[spoiler: Abed's delusion]].
28th Mar '16 2:29:24 PM WillKeaton
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* All the time in older Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog comics. The writers and layout artists apparently suffered from the unfortunate delusion that every panel had to have dialog in it; they don't really ''lose'' this particular delusion, but at least they learn to make the dialog semi-meaningful instead of this trope.

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* All the time in older Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics. The writers and layout artists apparently suffered from the unfortunate delusion that every panel had to have dialog in it; they don't really ''lose'' this particular delusion, but at least they learn to make the dialog semi-meaningful instead of this trope.
28th Mar '16 2:28:57 PM WillKeaton
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** This is a constant trope on the whole series especially when supporting characters watch a battle to death between the main fighter and the ArcVillain.

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** This is a constant trope on the whole series series, especially when supporting characters watch a battle to death between the main fighter and the ArcVillain.
21st Mar '16 11:05:30 AM rjd1922
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* The title character of '*VideoGame/AlanWake'' tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]

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* The title character of '*VideoGame/AlanWake'' ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]
7th Mar '16 9:55:41 AM Dark_Lord_
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Hey, you've finished scrolling down the page!

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Hey, you've finished scrolling down And then you, the page!reader, reached the bottom of this very page.
15th Jan '16 1:48:57 PM erforce
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* ''[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars: Return of the Jedi]]'' spends a few good minutes setting up the Emperor's plan, complete with the delightful reactions of the pilots as they stumble right into it... and then Admiral Akbar declares, "[[MemeticMutation It's a trap!]]"

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* ''[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars: Return of the Jedi]]'' spends a few good minutes setting up the Emperor's plan, complete with the delightful reactions of the pilots as they stumble right into it... and then Admiral Akbar declares, "[[MemeticMutation It's a trap!]]"



** When the title family [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand visited Itchy & Scratchy]] Land and were attacked by murderous robots, Lisa pointed out to Homer that the camera flash scrambled the robots' circuits immediately after said event. Homer reacted: "What are you, the narrator?"

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** When the title family [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand visited Itchy & Scratchy]] Land Scratchy Land]] and were attacked by murderous robots, Lisa pointed out to Homer that the camera flash scrambled the robots' circuits immediately after said event. Homer reacted: "What are you, the narrator?"
15th Jan '16 1:48:09 PM erforce
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* ''StarWars: Return of the Jedi'' spends a few good minutes setting up the Emperor's plan, complete with the delightful reactions of the pilots as they stumble right into it... and then Admiral Akbar declares, "[[MemeticMutation It's a trap!]]"

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* ''StarWars: ''[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'' Jedi]]'' spends a few good minutes setting up the Emperor's plan, complete with the delightful reactions of the pilots as they stumble right into it... and then Admiral Akbar declares, "[[MemeticMutation It's a trap!]]"



* Played with in one scene on ''TheYoungOnes'':

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* Played with in one scene on ''TheYoungOnes'':''Series/TheYoungOnes'':



* The title character of AlanWake tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]

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* The title character of AlanWake '*VideoGame/AlanWake'' tends to do this. In the beginning, he tells us that it was dark as he drove in his dream while doing so. He hits a man on the road, talks about it...then while looking at the lighthouse, [[StopHelpingMe tells the audience that he sees one in the distance.]]






* WesternAnimation/PeppaPig does this '''''A LOT.'''''

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* WesternAnimation/PeppaPig %%* ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' does this '''''A LOT.'''''



** When they visited Itchy & Scratchy Land and were attacked by murderous robots, Lisa pointed out to Homer that the camera flash scrambled the robots' circuits immediately after said event. Homer reacted: "What are you, the narrator?"

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** When they the title family [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand visited Itchy & Scratchy Scratchy]] Land and were attacked by murderous robots, Lisa pointed out to Homer that the camera flash scrambled the robots' circuits immediately after said event. Homer reacted: "What are you, the narrator?"



* Mocked in ''TitanMaximum''. When the titular team shows up to save a bus full of children, one of the children inside the bus says "Look, it's Titan Maximum!", only to be chastised by another child, who asks why he pointed out something so obvious.

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* Mocked in ''TitanMaximum''.''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum''. When the titular team shows up to save a bus full of children, one of the children inside the bus says "Look, it's Titan Maximum!", only to be chastised by another child, who asks why he pointed out something so obvious.
15th Jan '16 1:42:34 PM Anddrix
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* Over the top parodied in ''Pyton!'' magazine's "Stuporman" comic: One frame shows Lex Luthor in a mech, announcing that he's going to "Take over the world!", while a fleeing bystander screams "Aiee! Lex Luthor is taking over the world!" while the protagonist looks on and muses that Lex Luthor seems to be trying to take over the world. The narrator points out that Lex Luthor, the villain, is often trying to take over the world, while an arrow box pointing at at Lex clarifies that he is trying to take over the world. The next frame shows the comic's editor, asking the artist if they've made the point clear enough, [[ViewersAreMorons since their readers are very, very stupid.]]

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* Over the top parodied in ''Pyton!'' magazine's "Stuporman" comic: One frame shows Lex Luthor in a mech, announcing that he's going to "Take over the world!", while a fleeing bystander screams "Aiee! Lex Luthor is taking over the world!" while the protagonist looks on and muses that Lex Luthor seems to be trying to take over the world. The narrator points out that Lex Luthor, the villain, is often trying to take over the world, while an arrow box pointing at at Lex clarifies that he is trying to take over the world. The next frame shows the comic's editor, asking the artist if they've made the point clear enough, [[ViewersAreMorons since their readers are very, very stupid.]]



* The beginning of ''{{Film/Elysium}}'' has a bit of this: onscreen text explains that Earth is an overpopulated WretchedHive, while Elysium is an idyllic space station where the rich hide from the masses, but the accompanying flyover visuals and first couple of scenes make all this perfectly clear. A definite case of ViewersAreMorons.

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* The beginning of ''{{Film/Elysium}}'' has a bit of this: onscreen text explains that Earth is an overpopulated WretchedHive, while Elysium is an idyllic space station where the rich hide from the masses, but the accompanying flyover visuals and first couple of scenes make all this perfectly clear. A definite case of ViewersAreMorons.
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