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16th Apr '16 5:34:03 PM LarryMullen
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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', the characters are fully aware that they're fictional and frequently comment on how absurd and illogical the events unfolding before them are.
11th Apr '16 10:16:31 AM Willbyr
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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', both Babbitt and Sana make frequent references to the fact that they are in an anime; Babbitt in particular scolds Sana on several occasions for doing things that she shouldn't in a kids' program.

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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', both Babbitt and Sana make frequent references to the fact that they are in an anime; Babbitt in particular scolds Sana on several occasions for doing things that she shouldn't in a kids' program.
28th Mar '16 4:49:44 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''WaynesWorld'' has Wayne and Garth frequently addressing the camera and viewers. This is vaguely [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].

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* ''WaynesWorld'' has Wayne and Garth frequently addressing the camera and viewers. This is vaguely [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
21st Mar '16 5:36:04 PM BugsFan17
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** It certainly didn't stop after the original ''Bloom County'': strips for both ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' both carried on the fine tradition. In particular, both the former and the latter had a series of strips in which a stupid pun or social blunder caused Opus to be put on trial and thrown in jail, only to blunder again and have a worse punishment; they also both noted the lack of female characters in cartoons and the complications of trying to create one that can still be funny and engage in slapstick without being misogynistic.

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** It certainly didn't stop after the original ''Bloom County'': strips for both ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' both carried on the fine tradition. In particular, both the former and the latter had a series of strips in which a stupid pun or social blunder [[LamePunReaction caused Opus to be put on trial and thrown in jail, jail]], [[AesopAmnesia only to blunder again again]] and have a [[DisproportionateRetribution worse punishment; punishment]]; they also both noted the lack of female characters in cartoons and the complications of trying to create one that can still be funny and [[DoubleStandard engage in slapstick without being misogynistic.]]
21st Mar '16 5:34:09 PM BugsFan17
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** In one case, several weeks of strips forewent business as usual to have the characters go on strike for a larger panel size.
** It certainly didn't stop after the original ''Bloom County'': strips for both ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' both carried on the fine tradition. In particular, both the former and the latter had a series of strips in which a stupid pun or social blunder caused Opus to be put on trial and thrown in jail, only to blunder again and have a worse punishment; they also both noted the lack of female characters in cartoons and the complications of trying to create one that can still be funny and engage in slapstick without being misogynistic.
19th Mar '16 6:30:24 AM Hossmeister
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27th Feb '16 9:40:23 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' has the Crypt Keeper, who casually talks to the audience in each episode. Some of the few (live) characters he has during his intro and outro segments are also shown to be aware of the fourth wall.
19th Feb '16 6:49:47 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Deadpool is ''so aware'' of being in a comic book[[labelnote:*]][[MatchGame how aware is he?]][[/labelnote]] he even speculates on whether pulling off something specifically awesome will get him a solo series or [[FunnyAneurysmMoment movie]].

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** Deadpool is ''so aware'' of being in a comic book[[labelnote:*]][[MatchGame how aware is he?]][[/labelnote]] he even speculates on whether pulling off something specifically awesome will get him a solo series or [[FunnyAneurysmMoment [[HilariousInHindsight movie]].
16th Feb '16 10:58:25 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* All of this being said, it's generally ill-advised to break {{kayfabe}}. Wrestling works the way it does because of WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief -- while the best storylines have RealitySubtext to them that makes things all the more engaging (as shown by the Summer of Punk II and Wrestling/DanielBryan's feud with Wrestling/TheAuthority), outright breaking kayfabe (outside of an off-hand joke for a quick laugh like what DX likes to do) generally never works. As best illustrated by Wrestling/VinceRusso's booking of WCW, where he practically murdered kayfabe and pissed on its remains, including having scripts being rewritten ''live, '''onscreen'''''.

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* All of this being said, it's generally ill-advised to break {{kayfabe}}. Wrestling works the way it does because of WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief -- while the best storylines have RealitySubtext to them that makes things all the more engaging (as shown by the Summer of Punk II and Wrestling/DanielBryan's feud with Wrestling/TheAuthority), outright breaking kayfabe (outside of an off-hand joke for a quick laugh like what DX likes to do) generally never works. As best illustrated by Wrestling/VinceRusso's booking of WCW, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, where he practically murdered kayfabe and pissed on its remains, including having scripts being rewritten ''live, '''onscreen'''''.
14th Feb '16 5:46:14 PM evonix
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' does this quite often; for instance, the mercenary captain asking the narrator why he's not allowed to swear.
** Of course, the FourthWall ''does'' exist, otherwise they wouldn't have had to [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050329.html fix it]]
** On a couple of occasions, the Author actually shows up in the strip to warn the characters to straighten up.
** They also converse with the narrator and [[GenreSavvy discuss tropes]] amongst each other. The FourthWall is basically the second-most-commonly destroyed object in all the comedy. (The first? [[AcceptableTargets Lawyer drones]].)
** The character are constantly bracing themselves against, or grabbing the frames of the panels.
** There's one occasion where Kevyn points to a future panel as an explanation.
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