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27th Sep '16 3:25:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ASimpleWish'', Annabel and her father have a close relationship following the death of Annabel's mother. This deeply ridiculous movie suddenly becomes a TearJerker with the reality subtext: MaraWilson, who played Annabel, was still recovering from the death of her own mother halfway through the filming of {{Matilda}}. She really does adore her father, who single-handedly raised Wilson and her brothers while managing his daughter's film career, thus doing a much better job than Annabel's father.

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* In ''Film/ASimpleWish'', Annabel and her father have a close relationship following the death of Annabel's mother. This deeply ridiculous movie suddenly becomes a TearJerker with the reality subtext: MaraWilson, Creator/MaraWilson, who played Annabel, was still recovering from the death of her own mother halfway through the filming of {{Matilda}}.Film/{{Matilda}}. She really does adore her father, who single-handedly raised Wilson and her brothers while managing his daughter's film career, thus doing a much better job than Annabel's father.
22nd Sep '16 5:44:56 PM nombretomado
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* AdventuresInOdyssey, "The Triangled Web" features a reunion of a number of the original kids. It is mentioned that Jack and Lucy went to the same college in Texas and got married by the end of the episode, reflecting how their voice actors Donald Long and Genni Mullen got married and moved to Texas as well.

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* AdventuresInOdyssey, ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', "The Triangled Web" features a reunion of a number of the original kids. It is mentioned that Jack and Lucy went to the same college in Texas and got married by the end of the episode, reflecting how their voice actors Donald Long and Genni Mullen got married and moved to Texas as well.
19th Sep '16 7:39:52 PM comicwriter
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*** When Hope is given [[Comicbook/TheWasp Wasp]] armor by Hank in TheStinger, she simply grins and says "It's about damn time." This references the fact that despite being one of the founding Avengers in the comics, the Wasp was AdaptedOut of the first two ''Avengers'' films and the MCU as a whole before that point. It also references the fact that starting with Phase 3, Marvel began more seriously addressing the complaints about the lack of [[TheSmurfettePrinciple female]] and [[MonochromeCasting and minority]] superheroes in Phases 1 and 2.

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*** When Hope is given the [[Comicbook/TheWasp Wasp]] armor by Hank in TheStinger, she simply grins and says "It's about damn time." This references the fact that despite being one of the founding Avengers in the comics, the Wasp was AdaptedOut of the first two ''Avengers'' films and the MCU as a whole before that point. It also references the fact that starting with Phase 3, Marvel began more seriously addressing the complaints about the lack of [[TheSmurfettePrinciple female]] and [[MonochromeCasting and minority]] superheroes in Phases 1 and 2.
19th Sep '16 7:35:35 PM comicwriter
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*** The trailers and marketing contains a nod to the fact that the character is often considered a complete joke by many people, with one scene in particular showing Scott asking if it's too late to change the name. In the film itself, Comicbook/TheFalcon looks like he's about to burst out laughing when Ant-Man first tells him his name.

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*** The trailers and marketing contains a nod contained nods to the fact that the character is often considered a complete joke by many people, with one scene MissingTrailerScene in particular showing Scott asking if it's too late to change the name. In the film itself, Comicbook/TheFalcon looks like he's about to burst out laughing when Ant-Man first tells him his name.
8th Sep '16 9:01:30 PM DrOO7
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* Both Creator/DustinHoffman and Creator/MerylStreep were dealing with personal losses during the filming of ''Film/KramerVsKramer''--Streep with the death of her partner, Hoffman with a divorce--infusing the scenes of their crumbling marriage and subsequent custody battle with a painful realism.
7th Sep '16 2:23:25 AM EbrithilBowser
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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark telling Peter Parker that he's here to give him a much-needed revamp and upgrade could be seen as a nod to Marvel Studios trying to fix Sony's ''Spider-Man'' franchise after the failure of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.



* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark telling Peter Parker that he's here to give him a much-needed revamp and upgrade could be seen as a nod to Marvel Studios trying to fix Sony's ''Spider-Man'' franchise after the failure of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.
7th Sep '16 2:13:23 AM EbrithilBowser
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* For ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Creator/MarkRuffalo has stated he was extremely hesitant about taking the role of Bruce Banner. He called Robert Downey Jr. for advice, who convinced him to take the part. Ruffalo ended up kicking ass as Banner/Hulk. This is amusingly similar to their characters' relationship in the movie.
* ''Film/IronMan'':
** [[Film/IronMan The original film]] is now largely famous for leading to Creator/RobertDowneyJr's [[CareerResurrection comeback]] after his widely publicized problems with substance abuse derailed his career. Appropriately, Tony Stark's struggles with alcoholism have long been a major element of the comic book's mythos, and the first movie is ultimately about Stark resolving to turn his life around after getting a second chance at life.
** The Mandarin is often considered a controversial character in a modern context, as he was a YellowPeril villain created back when Asians were considered AcceptableTargets because of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. ''Film/IronMan3'' acknowledged this and subverted it by revealing that [[spoiler: the Mandarin is actually a DecoyLeader created by the real villain, who is a white American. It turns out he literally crafted the Mandarin as an over-the-top character to act as a scapegoat for his crimes]].


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** For ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Creator/MarkRuffalo has stated he was extremely hesitant about taking the role of Bruce Banner. He called Robert Downey Jr. for advice, who convinced him to take the part. Ruffalo ended up kicking ass as Banner/Hulk. This is amusingly similar to their characters' relationship in the movie.
** IronMan:
*** [[Film/IronMan The original film]] is now largely famous for leading to Creator/RobertDowneyJr's [[CareerResurrection comeback]] after his widely publicized problems with substance abuse derailed his career. Appropriately, Tony Stark's struggles with alcoholism have long been a major element of the comic book's mythos, and the first movie is ultimately about Stark resolving to turn his life around after getting a second chance at life.
*** The Mandarin is often considered a controversial character in a modern context, as he was a YellowPeril villain created back when Asians were considered AcceptableTargets because of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. ''Film/IronMan3'' acknowledged this and subverted it by revealing that [[spoiler: the Mandarin is actually a DecoyLeader created by the real villain, who is a white American. It turns out he literally crafted the Mandarin as an over-the-top character to act as a scapegoat for his crimes]].
3rd Sep '16 10:48:19 AM StFan
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->''"Just like Archer and his away team find themselves infected and transformed by an outside agent, ''Enterprise'' itself has been radically altered by the realities of {{the War on Terror}}. The show’s core DNA has been overwritten, to the point that shows like ''The Xindi'' and ''Anomaly'' feel like early episodes of a completely different show."''

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->''"Just like Archer and his away team find themselves infected and transformed by an outside agent, ''Enterprise'' itself has been radically altered by the realities of {{the War on Terror}}. The show’s show's core DNA has been overwritten, to the point that shows like ''The Xindi'' 'The Xindi' and ''Anomaly'' 'Anomaly' feel like early episodes of a completely different show."''



Often these events have an effect on the work, but not one that is visible to the viewer or reader unless they are privy to that outside knowledge. Some subtext is only [[EpilepticTrees speculative]], and some comes from [[WordOfGod first hand sources]] such as interviews and DVDCommentary. Either way, it is either not intentionally called out within the work, or the reference is oblique except to those who are 'in on it'.

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Often these events have an effect on the work, but not one that is visible to the viewer or reader unless they are privy to that outside knowledge. Some subtext is only [[EpilepticTrees speculative]], and some comes from [[WordOfGod first hand sources]] such as interviews and DVDCommentary. Either way, it is either not intentionally called out within the work, or the reference is oblique except to those who are 'in "in on it'.
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark telling Peter Parker that he's here to give him a much-needed revamp and upgrade could be seen as a nod to Marvel Studios trying to fix Sony's ''Spider-Man'' franchise after the failure of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''.



* Creator/StephenKing wrote in his accident with a hit-and-run driver into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, where his AuthorAvatar suffered the same accident.

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* Creator/StephenKing Creator/StephenKing:
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wrote in his accident with a hit-and-run driver into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, where his AuthorAvatar suffered suffers the same accident.



* Creator/JRRTolkien wrote ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII while his sons were serving in the British military, which accounts for the [[DarkerAndEdgier significantly darker tone]].
** Although Tolkien was ''far'' more deeply influenced by UsefulNotes/WorldWarI in which he fought himself, and about which he later pointed out, "By 1918 all but one of my closest friends were dead."
** The discovery of the ApocalypticLog in Moria marks a point where Tolkien stopped writing for a good while.
* There's a throwaway line in ''ASongOfIceAndFire/AFeastForCrows'' where Petyr Baelish expresses surprise at how quickly the new regime is dissolving into chaos, as he'd based his plans on the expectation that he'd have four or five peaceful years to consolidate power in his new position. This is a sly reference to the fact that Creator/GeorgeRRMartin had initially wanted to put a five year TimeSkip between the novels, but due to [[FourLinesAllWaiting all the disparate plot threads]] he couldn't make it work.
* Creator/VCAndrews was confined to mostly bed or a wheelchair for most of her adult life due to various factors (Including crippling arthritis). This is possibly reflected in ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' when [[spoiler:Jory]] is crippled after an accident during a ballet performance and is confined to a wheelchair as well.
** And, while she said that none her writings were in anyway autobiographical, according to an interview in ''[[http://www.completevca.com/art_fear.shtml Faces of Fear]]'', she stated that her grandfather was a religious fanatic that forced Andrews' family to go to his church, which Andrews later saw in a negative light. In turn, this seemed to have influenced the use of sinister religious characters in her work, notably Malcolm and Olivia Foxworth in the Dollanganger series.

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* Creator/JRRTolkien wrote ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII while his sons were serving in the British military, which accounts for the [[DarkerAndEdgier significantly darker tone]].
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tone]]. Although Tolkien was ''far'' more deeply influenced by UsefulNotes/WorldWarI in which he fought himself, and about which he later pointed out, "By 1918 all but one of my closest friends were dead."
**
" The discovery of the ApocalypticLog in Moria marks a point where Tolkien stopped writing for a good while.
* There's a throwaway line in ''ASongOfIceAndFire/AFeastForCrows'' ''Literature/AFeastForCrows'' where Petyr Baelish expresses surprise at how quickly the new regime is dissolving into chaos, as he'd based his plans on the expectation that he'd have four or five peaceful years to consolidate power in his new position. This is a sly reference to the fact that Creator/GeorgeRRMartin had initially wanted to put a five year TimeSkip between the novels, but due to [[FourLinesAllWaiting all the disparate plot threads]] he couldn't make it work.
* Creator/VCAndrews was confined to mostly bed or a wheelchair for most of her adult life due to various factors (Including crippling arthritis). This is possibly reflected in ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' when [[spoiler:Jory]] is crippled after an accident during a ballet performance and is confined to a wheelchair as well.
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well. And, while she said that none her writings were in anyway autobiographical, according to an interview in ''[[http://www.completevca.com/art_fear.shtml Faces of Fear]]'', she stated that her grandfather was a religious fanatic that forced Andrews' family to go to his church, which Andrews later saw in a negative light. In turn, this seemed to have influenced the use of sinister religious characters in her work, notably Malcolm and Olivia Foxworth in the Dollanganger series.



*** Eleven's final lines, right before he regenerates could easily be interpreted as Matt Smith saying the lines in regards to his tenure as The Doctor:

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*** ** Eleven's final lines, right before he regenerates could easily be interpreted as Matt Smith saying the lines in regards to his tenure as The Doctor:



** The subsequent season premier, "Deep Breath," contains a large amount of commentary about PeterCapaldi, who is currently the oldest actor to portray the Doctor in the revived series. Clara acts as a stand-in for the audience and questions the legitimacy of the new, physically aged Doctor, which parallels the fervor in the fanbase about such an old actor playing the character after the YoungerAndHipper precedent that was set with ChristopherEccleston, DavidTennant, and MattSmith.

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** The subsequent season premier, "Deep Breath," contains a large amount of commentary about PeterCapaldi, Creator/PeterCapaldi, who is currently the oldest actor to portray the Doctor in the revived series. Clara acts as a stand-in for the audience and questions the legitimacy of the new, physically aged Doctor, which parallels the fervor in the fanbase about such an old actor playing the character after the YoungerAndHipper precedent that was set with ChristopherEccleston, DavidTennant, Creator/ChristopherEccleston, Creator/DavidTennant, and MattSmith.Creator/MattSmith.



** When Gene Kelly guest starred, Scooter predicted the world would end and Beauregard was certain it was true. This was the last episode to be produced (though - at least in America - not the last one aired).

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** When Gene Kelly guest starred, Scooter predicted the world would end and Beauregard was certain it was true. This was the last episode to be produced (though - -- at least in America - -- not the last one aired).



* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'': By a rather unfortunate coincidence, the cast and crew ended up filming the funeral scene at the end of "The Message" shortly after Creator/JossWhedon delivered the news that Creator/{{Fox}} had decided to cancel the show. The characters might have been mourning the death of [[spoiler: Private Tracey]], but the cast was mourning the end of the show that they'd poured so much effort into.
* ''{{Series/Glee}}'':

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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'': ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': By a rather unfortunate coincidence, the cast and crew ended up filming the funeral scene at the end of "The Message" shortly after Creator/JossWhedon delivered the news that Creator/{{Fox}} had decided to cancel the show. The characters might have been mourning the death of [[spoiler: Private Tracey]], but the cast was mourning the end of the show that they'd poured so much effort into.
* ''{{Series/Glee}}'':''Series/{{Glee}}'':



** And a non-pregnancy ''[=Stargate=]'' one -- in the episode "Nemesis" Daniel Jackson is mostly out of the picture because he has appendicitis...because Michael Shanks was recovering from appendicitis.

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** And a non-pregnancy ''[=Stargate=]'' one -- in the episode "Nemesis" Daniel Jackson is mostly out of the picture because he has appendicitis... because Michael Shanks was recovering from appendicitis.



-->'''Jacek:''' I don't mind telling you, I'm a bit disappointed in this facility. I was expecting more.
-->'''Carter:''' Well, at times so do we. But the truth is the Stargate Program just doesn't get the support it used to from the people in charge.
-->'''Jacek:''' Why not?
-->'''Lee:''' ''(working on something nearby)'' Eureka! One down, twelve to go.
-->'''Jacek:''' That's too bad, because after all your Stargate Program has accomplished for this '''network''' of planets, I would think the decision makers would show it the respect it deserves.

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-->'''Jacek:''' --->'''Jacek:''' I don't mind telling you, I'm a bit disappointed in this facility. I was expecting more.
-->'''Carter:'''
more.\\
'''Carter:'''
Well, at times so do we. But the truth is the Stargate Program just doesn't get the support it used to from the people in charge.
-->'''Jacek:'''
charge.\\
'''Jacek:'''
Why not?
-->'''Lee:''' ''(working
not?\\
'''Lee:''' ''[working
on something nearby)'' nearby]'' Eureka! One down, twelve to go.
-->'''Jacek:'''
go.\\
'''Jacek:'''
That's too bad, because after all your Stargate Program has accomplished for this '''network''' of planets, I would think the decision makers would show it the respect it deserves.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''[='s=] final season opens with an episode where Joel Hodgson (the creator and original host) made a cameo after leaving five seasons before. Replacement host Mike Nelson becomes jealous that he got to escape and have a normal life, and Tom cautions him "Don't compare yourself. It ain't healthy." This line is a FandomNod to the "Joel vs. Mike" debates that raged over the Internet when Hodgson first left the series, debates that still go on to this day over a decade later (despite the fact that Hodgson and Nelson are good friends).
** During an Season Seven episode, Crow goes through a hassle trying to get his film made and marketed. This mirrors the tough times getting the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' film made and marketed.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''[='s=] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** The
final season opens with an episode where Joel Hodgson (the creator and original host) made a cameo after leaving five seasons before. Replacement host Mike Nelson becomes jealous that he got to escape and have a normal life, and Tom cautions him "Don't compare yourself. It ain't healthy." This line is a FandomNod to the "Joel vs. Mike" debates that raged over the Internet when Hodgson first left the series, debates that still go on to this day over a decade later (despite the fact that Hodgson and Nelson are good friends).
** During an Season Seven episode, Crow goes through a hassle trying to get his film made and marketed. This mirrors the tough times getting the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' ''[=MST3K=]'' film made and marketed.
3rd Sep '16 9:34:22 AM dotchan
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** [[OlderThanTheyThink Fifty years prior]], [[Series/ILoveLucy Little Ricky]] was the result of Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball not wanting to trick-shoot the show to hide the latter's pregnancy.
*** Several episodes during this time were {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s - with Ricky et. al. recalling some wacky hi-jinks. They were filmed while Lucy was still able to appear, but production intended them to air during her downtime after the birth.

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** * [[OlderThanTheyThink Fifty years prior]], [[Series/ILoveLucy ''Series/ILoveLucy'' Little Ricky]] was Ricky became a character as the result of Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball not wanting to trick-shoot the show to hide the latter's pregnancy.
*** ** Several episodes during this time were {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s - with Ricky et. al. recalling some wacky hi-jinks. They were filmed while Lucy was still able to appear, but production intended them to air during her downtime after the birth.
12th Aug '16 2:15:47 PM Minni128
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* ''Broken Gate'' has a rather upsetting case of this that the authoress candidly reveals in a note at the end of the final chapter, where she mentions [[spoiler: and her relatives (a family of nine, the which included an older brother) once lived together in her home, where, after some time of living stably and accommodating, it turned turned into something of an abusive situation, which took a ''terrible'' toll on her mental health (to the point where she implies that she's contemplated suicide). Eventually, she got him out of her home but she had to resort to using a restraining order.]] She goes onto mention how she didn't want to resort to that and wishes things could have been different and how she based the story and characters off of her own experiences

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* ''Broken Gate'' has a rather upsetting case of this that the authoress candidly reveals in a note at the end of the final chapter, where she mentions [[spoiler: and her relatives (a family of nine, the which included an older brother) once lived together in her home, where, after some time of living stably and accommodating, it turned turned into something of an abusive situation, which took a ''terrible'' toll on her mental health (to the point where she implies that she's contemplated suicide). Eventually, she got him out of her home but she had to resort to using a restraining order.]] She goes onto mention how she didn't want to resort to that and wishes things could have been different and how she based the story and characters off of her own experiencesexperiences.
*According to the authoress, the "Sometimes, its more than the person that dies" line in ''Turning the Hands of Time, Part I'' of the ''Literature/MadgieWhatDidYouDo'' series came from the fact that the story was written either some time around or after her maternal grandmother had passed and that, afterwards, she found it hard to remember her since, recalling certain things about her briefly and vaguely.
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