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25th Apr '16 11:13:20 AM MasoTey
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* Similar to the ''Dick Tracy'' example above, the first scene of ''Series/GetSmart'' (the 1965 series) involves the ''absolutely crazy'' idea of a phone going off in a movie theater.

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* Similar to the ''Dick Tracy'' example above, the first scene of ''Series/GetSmart'' (the 1965 series) involves the ''absolutely crazy'' idea of a phone going off in at a movie theater.concert.
4th Feb '16 11:11:16 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'' is a closer example, as the show features a single or two people who don't know that pretty much everything else going on around them in the supposed "reality show," is, in fact scripted and that all of their cast-mates are actors.
4th Feb '16 11:05:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXKqdi0Wp0E One]] of the "Why haven't you called Advertising/{{GEICO}}?" ads from 2004 featured a fake reality show called ''Tiny House''. The ad was a good take on typical ads for reality shows of the time and probably fooled many people. The concept presented was two newlyweds who have to live together for one year in the titular tiny house. "The drama will be real... but it won't save you any money on car insurance." However, just look at the related videos on [=YouTube=] and you'll see a bunch of listings about actual tiny houses. Since the airing of the ad, an actual "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_house_movement tiny house movement]]" has gained a lot of traction.
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1st Feb '16 9:52:15 AM Nopperabo
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* The ''{{Area 88}}'' manga treated the use of armed drones in combat as alarming and strange. In the 21st century, drones are now an accepted part of warfare.
30th Jan '16 1:02:09 AM AnotherGuy
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** Film/{{S1m0ne}} from 2002 waves "hello".

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** Film/{{S1m0ne}} ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'' from 2002 waves "hello".
30th Jan '16 1:01:52 AM AnotherGuy
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** Film/{{S1m0ne}} from 2002 waves "hello".
30th Jan '16 1:00:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/TheSiege'' was about a terrorist attack against New York City... three years before 9/11.

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* ''Film/TheSiege'' was about a terrorist attack against New York City... three years before 9/11. However, the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, so the film had a precedent.
15th Nov '15 11:51:50 AM nombretomado
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* Music/TomLehrer wrote a song called "George Murphy" in 1965, a satiric mockery of an ex-showtunes star turned (Republican) senator and his statements about importing cheap Mexican labor to displace American farmers. Fifteen years later RonaldReagan was president and illegal immigration "taking jobs from Americans" had become a hot topic in American politics.

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* Music/TomLehrer wrote a song called "George Murphy" in 1965, a satiric mockery of an ex-showtunes star turned (Republican) senator and his statements about importing cheap Mexican labor to displace American farmers. Fifteen years later RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was president and illegal immigration "taking jobs from Americans" had become a hot topic in American politics.
6th Nov '15 4:42:22 PM nombretomado
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* The film ''Film/{{Network}}'', which revolves around the exploitation of a mentally unstable newscaster by a TV network for ratings, reveled in over-the-top satire with events that would have been viewed as far-fetched back in the 1970s. Fast forward to the 21st century, where RealityTV shows [[PointAndLaughShow ridicule and shame]] their contestants for sensational TV, and [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24-hour news networks]] have commentators ranting about the state of the world and what's wrong with it, and ''Network'' comes off as far less outrageous. Even the darkly comedic ending, which has the network executives [[spoiler:deciding to kill off the madman because the ratings for his TV show are dropping, and making his killers the stars of one of the network's reality shows in order to boost that show's {{ratings}}]], seems scarily plausible. Just look up what happened to R. Budd Dwyer.

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* The film ''Film/{{Network}}'', which revolves around the exploitation of a mentally unstable newscaster by a TV network for ratings, reveled in over-the-top satire with events that would have been viewed as far-fetched back in the 1970s. Fast forward to the 21st century, where RealityTV shows [[PointAndLaughShow ridicule and shame]] their contestants for sensational TV, and [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24-hour news networks]] have commentators ranting about the state of the world and what's wrong with it, and ''Network'' comes off as far less outrageous. Even the darkly comedic ending, which has the network executives [[spoiler:deciding to kill off the madman because the ratings for his TV show are dropping, and making his killers the stars of one of the network's reality shows in order to boost that show's {{ratings}}]], UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}]], seems scarily plausible. Just look up what happened to R. Budd Dwyer.
31st Oct '15 12:48:53 PM randomsurfer
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* In the ''Series/DickVanDykeShow'' episode "The Plots Thicken", Rob is flabbergasted while talking to a funeral home on the phone. After he gets off, he tells Laura, "How do you like that?! They have a layaway plan. You pay now, and go later." Nowadays, many people prepay for their "final expenses" without a second thought.
* The DoctorWho episode ''The Chase'' begins with Ian bopping to the Beetles on the timescanner. When he jokingly remarks that future girl Vicki has probably never heard of the Beetles she is indignant: "Of ''course'' I've heard of the Beetles! I love classical music! I've even been to the memorial concert hall in Liverpool!" The idea of a memorial concert hall doesn't seem so silly in the 21st c.

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* In the ''Series/DickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' episode "The Plots Thicken", Rob is flabbergasted while talking to a funeral home on the phone. After he gets off, he tells Laura, "How do you like that?! They have a layaway plan. You pay now, and go later." Nowadays, many people prepay for their "final expenses" without a second thought.
* The DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''The Chase'' begins with Ian bopping to the Beetles Beatles on the timescanner. When he jokingly remarks that future girl Vicki has probably never heard of the Beetles Beatles she is indignant: "Of ''course'' I know about them. I've heard of the Beetles! been to their Memorial Theatre in Liverpool. But I love never knew they played classical music! I've even been to the memorial concert hall in Liverpool!" music!" The idea of a memorial concert hall doesn't seem so silly in the 21st c.century.
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