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15th Jun '16 4:25:35 PM MarkLungo
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Whatever the circumstances, as well as possibly being the ultimate FishOutOfWater, they'll likely be from a land riddled with cliched tropes, and have ContractualGenreBlindness. Their world works on [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality well established rules]] but ThisIsReality, in all its chaos, and it doesn't even seem to have a coherent storyline! Usually HilarityEnsues.

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Whatever the circumstances, as well as possibly being the ultimate FishOutOfWater, they'll likely be from a land riddled with [[ClicheStorm cliched tropes, tropes]], and have ContractualGenreBlindness. Their world works on [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality well established rules]] but ThisIsReality, in all its chaos, and it doesn't even seem to have a coherent storyline! Usually HilarityEnsues.



A RefugeeFromTVLand is a good way to show up fictional differences between fiction and reality, and play up tropes as it does so. The fact that the "real" characters never seem to go to the bathroom either is one of those things you're [[FridgeLogic not meant to think about]].

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A RefugeeFromTVLand Refugee from TV Land is a good way to show up fictional differences between fiction and reality, and play up tropes as it does so. The fact that the "real" characters never seem to go to the bathroom either is one of those things you're [[FridgeLogic not meant to think about]].



* Tamahome and Nakago from the book in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' briefly appear in present-day Tokyo to fight over Miaka and Yui... and more fantastic monsters from the book get summoned.

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* Tamahome and Nakago from the book in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' briefly appear in present-day Tokyo UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} to fight over Miaka and Yui... and more fantastic monsters from the book get summoned.



* A ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Simpsons Comics]]'' storyline involved Kang and Kodos bringing [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy]] into the real world, as the two were worshipped as gods on Rigel IV. To stop them, Bart pointed a camcorder at a Radioactive Man comic and used the aliens' device to make his favorite superhero real.

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* A ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Simpsons Comics]]'' storyline involved Kang and Kodos bringing [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy]] WesternAnimation/ItchyAndScratchy into the real world, as the two were worshipped as gods on Rigel IV. To stop them, Bart pointed a camcorder at a Radioactive Man comic and used the aliens' device to make his favorite superhero real.



* Earth-Prime, the corner of TheDCU standing in for the real world, where superheroes are fiction. Superman and the Flash traveled there with some frequency.

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* Earth-Prime, the corner of TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU standing in for the real world, where superheroes are fiction. Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Flash Franchise/TheFlash traveled there with some frequency.



* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': Longshot is from the Mojoverse, which is sort of like the background of TV land: this is where the characters are created (to be exploited by the sometimes-hilarious-sometimes-NightmareFuel EvilOverlord/media mogul Mojo.) Longshot has incredibly good luck only so long as his motives are absolutely pure, and, like all denizens of the Mojoverse, has Four Fingered Hands.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': Longshot is from the Mojoverse, which is sort of like the background of TV land: this is where the characters are created (to be exploited by the sometimes-hilarious-sometimes-NightmareFuel EvilOverlord/media mogul Mojo.) Longshot has incredibly good luck only so long as his motives are absolutely pure, and, like all denizens of the Mojoverse, has Four Fingered Hands.



* In an early ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' story, a character escapes from the world of fiction and ends up running across John Constantine, who witnesses as authorities from the world of fiction keep trying to drag the refugee back. He's eventually knocked out and taken back by Winnie-the-Pooh, of all people.

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* In an early ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' story, a character escapes from the world of fiction and ends up running across John Constantine, who witnesses as authorities from the world of fiction keep trying to drag the refugee back. He's eventually knocked out and taken back by Winnie-the-Pooh, Franchise/WinnieThePooh, of all people.



* The Disney film ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has a fairytale Princess, her handsome Prince, a wicked Queen, and SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer transported to modern New York City.

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* The Disney film ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has a fairytale Princess, her handsome Prince, a wicked Queen, and SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer transported to modern New York City.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.



* The Creator/StephenKing short story "Umney's Last Case" has a writer switch places with his Private Eye character. The PI wets himself as he's [[NobodyPoops never gone to a toilet before]].
* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' novels have various characters traveling both ways. Most notable is ''Something Rotten'', where Thursday explains the real world's lack of certain tropes to Hamlet, and where Intergalactic [[EvilOverlord Emperor Zhark]] threatens his own author with a laser when it sounds like he'll be KilledOffForReal.

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* The Creator/StephenKing short story "Umney's Last Case" has a writer switch places with his Private Eye [[PrivateDetective private eye]] character. The PI wets himself as he's [[NobodyPoops never gone to a toilet before]].
* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' novels have various characters traveling both ways. Most notable is ''Something Rotten'', where Thursday explains the real world's lack of certain tropes to Hamlet, Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, and where Intergalactic [[EvilOverlord Emperor Zhark]] threatens his own author with a laser when it sounds like he'll be KilledOffForReal.



* The early Creator/TerryPratchett short story ''Final Reward'' has a barbarian hero, following his death, arriving in the hall of his "creator"; that is, the fantasy writer who invented him.

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* The early Creator/TerryPratchett short story ''Final Reward'' "Final Reward" has a barbarian hero, BarbarianHero, following his death, arriving in the hall of his "creator"; that is, the fantasy writer who invented him.



* In Paul Robinson's ''InstrumentOfGod'', the main character, 246, ends up crossing over into another universe where his life is actually being recorded and is part of a major TV show that a lot of people watch, so he visits a fan convention where he answers questions about the show, but nobody there is aware of the fact it's not really a show, the life he's being filmed is really what happens to him, not a TV show.
* The book "The Magic Typewriter" has an aspiring teenaged writer buy the eponymous typewriter from an antique store. He proceeds to write a [[HamAndCheese horribly cheesy story]], climaxing in the villain casting a spell that is supposed to make the main character "[[ExactWords meet his maker]]". Guess who appears in the kid's bedroom?

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* In Paul Robinson's ''InstrumentOfGod'', ''Literature/InstrumentOfGod'', the main character, 246, ends up crossing over into another universe where his life is actually being recorded and is part of a major TV show that a lot of people watch, so he visits a fan convention where he answers questions about the show, but nobody there is aware of the fact it's not really a show, the life he's being filmed is really what happens to him, not a TV show.
* The book "The ''The Magic Typewriter" Typewriter'' has an aspiring teenaged writer buy the eponymous typewriter from an antique store. He proceeds to write a [[HamAndCheese horribly cheesy story]], climaxing in the villain casting a spell that is supposed to make the main character "[[ExactWords meet his maker]]". Guess who appears in the kid's bedroom?



* In the climax of ''SophiesWorld'', Sophie and Alberto [[spoiler:escape their own level of reality and end up in Hilde and the Major's, where they are fictional characters. Although they're unable to interact with the new level they discover a society made of cast-off fictional characters from stories living there.]]
* In Kasey Michaels' Maggie Kelly mystery series, author Maggie finds her fictional Regency detective, Alexandre Blake (along with his lovable, bumbling sidekick) materializing in her modern New York apartment. Alexandre and Sterling's attempts to fit in to the modern world (and Maggie having to adjust to them) are a running subplot in the series.

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* In the climax of ''SophiesWorld'', ''Literature/SophiesWorld'', Sophie and Alberto [[spoiler:escape their own level of reality and end up in Hilde and the Major's, where they are fictional characters. Although they're unable to interact with the new level they discover a society made of cast-off fictional characters from stories living there.]]
* In Kasey Michaels' Maggie Kelly ''Maggie Kelly'' mystery series, author Maggie finds her fictional Regency detective, Alexandre Blake (along with his lovable, bumbling sidekick) materializing in her modern New York apartment. Alexandre and Sterling's attempts to fit in to the modern world (and Maggie having to adjust to them) are a running subplot in the series.



* ''[[Literature/MaryPoppins Mary Poppins in the Park]]'' has a variation, in which three fairy-tale princes and their unicorn meet Jane and Michael. They claim to have a book about the people of Cherry Tree Lane, which they use as a PortalBook to the park once every generation (London time). Unfortunately, when most of the children the princes meet over the years become adults, they seem to forget meeting the trio.

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* ''[[Literature/MaryPoppins Mary Poppins in the Park]]'' has a variation, in which three fairy-tale princes and their unicorn meet Jane and Michael. They claim to have a book about the people of Cherry Tree Lane, which they use as a PortalBook to the park once every generation (London (UsefulNotes/{{London}} time). Unfortunately, when most of the children the princes meet over the years become adults, they seem to forget meeting the trio.



** Additionaly, a series CouchGag would have a different classic tv character come visit Honey, for example in one episode Ann B. Davis drops in as [[TheBradyBunch Alice Nelson]].
* The short-lived series ''Series/OnceAHero'' had the comic book superhero Captain Justice crossing over from Pleasantville into the real world, and befriending his creator. Captain Justice decided to stay to get people believing him him again.
* Used a couple times in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series. This was always done by having simulations of famous people (fictional and real) from the holodeck. One notable episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Elementary, Dear Data" has a simulation of Professor Moriarty, who ends up becoming self aware and trying to find a way out of the simulation. A few seasons later, he [[RecursiveReality tries it again]] in "Ship in a Bottle."

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** Additionaly, Additionally, a series CouchGag would have a different classic tv character come visit Honey, for example in one episode Ann B. Davis drops in as [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Alice Nelson]].
* The short-lived series ''Series/OnceAHero'' had the comic book superhero Captain Justice crossing over from Pleasantville into the real world, and befriending his creator. Captain Justice decided to stay to get people believing him in him again.
* Used a couple times in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series. This was always done by having simulations of famous people (fictional and real) from the holodeck. One notable episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Elementary, "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E3ElementaryDearData Elementary, Dear Data" Data]]" has a simulation of [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty, Moriarty]], who ends up becoming self aware and trying to find a way out of the simulation. A few seasons later, he [[RecursiveReality tries it again]] in "Ship "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E11ShipInABottle Ship in a Bottle."Bottle]]".



* Played with in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Season 6 episode, "The French Mistake" where Balthazar sends Sam and Dean into an alternate universe very similar to ours where they are actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles starring on a cult TV show called ''Supernatural''.

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* Played with in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Season 6 episode, "The "[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake The French Mistake" Mistake]]" where Balthazar sends Sam and Dean into an alternate universe very similar to ours where they are actors named Jared Padalecki Creator/JaredPadalecki and Jensen Ackles Creator/JensenAckles starring on a cult TV show called ''Supernatural''.



* The video for JackConte's "Yeah Yeah Yeah" contains Jack portraying a man who buys a magical painting and brings the girl in it into reality.

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* The video for JackConte's "Yeah Yeah Yeah" contains Jack portraying a man who buys a magical painting and [[PortalPainting brings the girl in it into reality.reality]].



* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Sir William, Earl of Marshall, a KnightInShiningArmor in an Imagination Station adventure, comes out of the Imagination Station with Isaac and accuses Eugene of being a "student of darkness", tries to rescue Mr. Barclay from being eaten by his car, and tries ice cream before Isaac realizes TheGameNeverStopped.'

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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Sir William, Earl of Marshall, a KnightInShiningArmor in an Imagination Station adventure, comes out of the Imagination Station with Isaac and accuses Eugene of being a "student of darkness", tries to rescue Mr. Barclay from being eaten by his car, and tries ice cream before Isaac realizes TheGameNeverStopped.'



* In the [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper & Blabber]] cartoon "The Lion Is Busy," the detectives are chasing a loose mountain lion (an early version of Snagglepuss) into an adventurer's club. As they come across a line of adventurers in safari gear and pith helmets, Snooper asks if any of these "fugitives from a late, late show" has seen the lion.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Fight Fighters", Dipper summons a video game character named Rumble [=McSkirmish=] to scare Robbie. Rumble quickly thinks anyone he must fight is an evil enemy he must eliminate.

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper & Blabber]] ''WesternAnimation/SnooperAndBlabber'' cartoon "The Lion Is Busy," the detectives are chasing a loose mountain lion (an early version of Snagglepuss) into an adventurer's club. As they come across a line of adventurers in [[AdventurerOutfit safari gear and pith helmets, helmets]], Snooper asks if any of these "fugitives from a late, late show" has seen the lion.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Fight Fighters", "[[Recap/GravityFallsS1E10FightFighters Fight Fighters]]", Dipper summons a video game character named Rumble [=McSkirmish=] to scare Robbie. Rumble quickly thinks anyone he must fight is an evil enemy he must eliminate.
21st May '16 4:06:00 AM erforce
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* The plot of the B-list Creator/AdamBaldwin film ''Film/MonsterMakers''.
* The LiveActionAdaptation of ''TheSmurfs'' has been criticized for having a similar plot to ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/ThePurpleRoseOfCairo''.
* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen: Apocalypse'' has the characters from the show traveling to the real world to stop their writers canceling the show
* The plot of the ''Film/FatAlbert'' movie.
** And the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' movie.

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* %%* The plot of the B-list Creator/AdamBaldwin film ''Film/MonsterMakers''.
* The LiveActionAdaptation of ''TheSmurfs'' ''Film/TheSmurfs'' has been criticized for having a similar plot to ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
* %%* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/ThePurpleRoseOfCairo''.
* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen: Apocalypse'' ''Film/TheLeagueOfGentlemenApocalypse'' has the characters from the show traveling to the real world to stop their writers canceling the show
* %%* The plot of the ''Film/FatAlbert'' movie.
** %%** And the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''Film/RockyAndBullwinkle'' movie.



* [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "What did you do, Ray????"]]

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* [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} %%* [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} "What did you do, Ray????"]]
14th Mar '16 3:07:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* The sitcom ''HiHoneyImHome'' was based around a 1950s sitcom family, whose show had been canceled, moving next door to a fan to await being put back on the air.

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* The sitcom ''HiHoneyImHome'' ''Series/HiHoneyImHome'' was based around a 1950s sitcom family, whose show had been canceled, moving next door to a fan to await being put back on the air.



* The short-lived series ''OnceAHero'' had the comic book superhero Captain Justice crossing over from Pleasantville into the real world, and befriending his creator. Captain Justice decided to stay to get people believing him him again.

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* The short-lived series ''OnceAHero'' ''Series/OnceAHero'' had the comic book superhero Captain Justice crossing over from Pleasantville into the real world, and befriending his creator. Captain Justice decided to stay to get people believing him him again.



* In ''LostInAusten'', Elizabeth Bennet somehow comes to modern-day London. The serial focuses on the woman [[TrappedInTVLand unwittingly taking her place in the fictional world]], though.

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* In ''LostInAusten'', ''Series/LostInAusten'', Elizabeth Bennet somehow comes to modern-day London. The serial focuses on the woman [[TrappedInTVLand unwittingly taking her place in the fictional world]], though.



* In an episode of ''EerieIndiana'', Simon's younger brother zaps himself into a monster movie on TV by biting the remote control. By zapping himself in, though, he also zapped the monster into the real world. HilarityEnsues.
* ''AceLightning'' is about video game character dragged into the real world.

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* In an episode of ''EerieIndiana'', ''Series/EerieIndiana'', Simon's younger brother zaps himself into a monster movie on TV by biting the remote control. By zapping himself in, though, he also zapped the monster into the real world. HilarityEnsues.
* ''AceLightning'' ''Series/AceLightning'' is about video game character dragged into the real world.
8th Mar '16 10:05:06 AM theek01
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* The second season of ''[[Series/TheLibrarians2014 The Librarians]]'' introduces the concept of Fictionals, which are fictional characters brought into the real world either with a spell, or, more rarely, by their sheer popularity being enough to literally bring them up off the page. In any case, they remain bound by the rules of their story, and cannot be killed in any way unbefitting of their character. The main villains of the season happen to be two evil ones [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare's]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Prospero]] and [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Moriarty]].
18th Feb '16 10:25:35 PM SonicGamer07
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* ''Anime/PhantasyStarOnline2'': [[spoiler:Aika]] is this. It's just not readily apparent given that [[spoiler:she has a cover story involving claiming to be a student from overseas and she otherwise blends in with the rest of the cast.]] There's also a little playing in that [[spoiler:she can move between her home dimension and Earth's dimension at will, which allows her to take care of a universe-ending threat that ''also'' found its way outside of her home dimension.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', [[spoiler:you are this. Thanks to a video game made by Earthlings connecting Earth to the home dimension of the PlayerCharacter and pals, you are able to use the video game, ''[[CelebrityParadox Phantasy Star Online 2]]'', to travel to Earth. Of course, your job there is strictly business, since most time spent there involves [[ItMakesSenseInContext beating the crap out of evil manifestations of Earthling animate and inanimate objects]] [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse in Tokyo.]]]]
21st Jan '16 3:41:41 AM C2
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* The final storyline of ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' involves Cap'n Crunch's old advertising foes the Soggies enter the strip's reality as the lines between fiction and non-fiction collapse from an overabundance of diversity. (The forces of good get [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]] Ravage, created by the strip's author, in return.)
20th Jan '16 6:32:49 AM Adept
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* Tamahome and Nakago from the book in ''FushigiYuugi'' briefly appear in present-day Tokyo to fight over Miaka and Yui... and more fantastic monsters from the book get summoned.
* In ''HauntedJunction'' [[MonsterOfTheWeek the ghost of a mangaka who worked himself to death]] conjures up his comics characters: giant robot warriors, magical girls and, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking worst of all]], some mind-numbingly boring historical characters from an educational comic he made.

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* Tamahome and Nakago from the book in ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' briefly appear in present-day Tokyo to fight over Miaka and Yui... and more fantastic monsters from the book get summoned.
* In ''HauntedJunction'' ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' [[MonsterOfTheWeek the ghost of a mangaka who worked himself to death]] conjures up his comics characters: giant robot warriors, magical girls and, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking worst of all]], some mind-numbingly boring historical characters from an educational comic he made.
6th Jan '16 7:16:10 PM Rbade
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* ''VideoGame/StayTooned'' subverts this trope. The player's remote (with the push of a BigRedButton) allows several cartoons to escape the TV, but in the process also turns the entire apartment building into cartoon form.

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* ''VideoGame/StayTooned'' subverts inverts this trope. The player's remote (with the push of a BigRedButton) allows several cartoons to escape the TV, but in the process also turns the entire apartment building into cartoon form.
21st Nov '15 4:09:35 PM StFan
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* In one ''CherryComics'' story, the characters of a soap opera come out of the television to have sex with Cherry.

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* In one ''CherryComics'' ''ComicBook/CherryComics'' story, the characters of a soap opera come out of the television to have sex with Cherry.
10th Nov '15 10:35:25 AM dsneybuf
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* ''[[Literature/MaryPoppins Mary Poppins in the Park]]'' has a variation, in which three fairy-tale princes and their unicorn meet Jane and Michael. They claim to have a book about the people of Cherry Tree Lane, which they use as a PortalBook to the park once every generation (London time). Unfortunately, when most of the children the princes meet over the years become adults, they seem to forget meeting the trio.
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