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12th Apr '16 5:55:55 AM longWriter
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* ''ComicBook/AmericanFlagg'' provides an InUniverse example: Reuben Flagg, star of the hit series ''Mark Thrust, Sexus Ranger'' loses his job to his own CGI [[InkSuitActor Tromplographic™ duplicate]], then gets drafted into the ''actual'' Plexus Rangers.



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* Lampshaded InUniverse in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''
--> '''Hobbes:''' We can't stay here forever? What if ''Series/RedDwarf: TheMovie'' comes out while we're trapped here?\\
'''Calvin:''' Pfft! As if.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'' is an in-universe example. The network in charge of the games in the Realm has zero problems with killing players for the sake of boosting ratings and creating drama. Keep in mind, dying in the game means you die in real life. It's tough to get screwed harder than that.


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!!InUniverse Examples:

* ''ComicBook/AmericanFlagg'': Reuben Flagg, star of the hit series ''Mark Thrust, Sexus Ranger'' loses his job to his own CGI [[InkSuitActor Tromplographic™ duplicate]], then gets drafted into the ''actual'' Plexus Rangers.
* Lampshaded InUniverse in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Hobbes:''' We can't stay here forever? What if ''Series/RedDwarf: TheMovie'' comes out while we're trapped here?\\
'''Calvin:''' Pfft! As if.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': happens often, with the TV executives changing their minds about things ''in the middle of filming an episode'' of Mr. Potato Head's ShowWithinAShow, such as telling them that their superhero episode needs to be educational or a musical.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry and George had been pushing for a long time to get their "show about nothing" approved by NBC. Finally, their first episode is aired and is successful. However, at the same time, the head executive who had approved the show goes AWOL and is replaced by a vindictive woman who cancels the show out of spite.
* ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'': The network in charge of the games in the Realm has zero problems with killing players for the sake of boosting ratings and creating drama. Keep in mind, dying in the game means you die in real life. It's tough to get screwed harder than that.

26th Mar '16 10:24:42 AM Mario1995
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* ''Journey Into Imagination'' was closed in 1998 despite it being the park's most popular attraction due to sponsorship issues. A year before the closing, Fujifilm, the rival of the ride's original sponsor, Kodak, wanted to turn the ride into a rollercoaster unrelated to the original concept. Kodak did not want to loose their sponsorship, so they wanted to make a cheaper version of the ride focused more on the science behind imagination. Disney accepted the latter company's idea and reopened the ride in 1999. Visitors did not like how the ride removed Dreamfinder and Figment (though he did have cameos during the constellation scene and at the end of the ride) and felt it was nothing but a tie-in to ''Honey, I Shrunk The Audience'' by theming it around the Imagination Institute. They also felt that the new ImageWorks after the ride was nothing but an ad for Kodak's products. After Disney heard all these complaints, they shut down the ride and revamped it again to be about Figment ruining an open house tour of the Imagination Institute, which recieved mixed reception and is viewed nowadays as a [[LoveItOrHateIt ride that you either like or a ride that you don't like at all]].

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* ''Journey Into Imagination'' was closed in 1998 despite it being the park's most popular attraction due to sponsorship issues. A year before the closing, Fujifilm, the rival of the ride's original sponsor, Kodak, wanted to turn the ride into a rollercoaster unrelated to the original concept. Kodak did not want to loose their sponsorship, so they wanted to make a cheaper version of the ride focused more on the science behind imagination. Disney accepted the latter company's idea and reopened the ride in 1999. Visitors did not like how the ride removed Dreamfinder and Figment (though he did have cameos during the constellation scene and at the end of the ride) and felt it was nothing but a tie-in to ''Honey, I Shrunk The Audience'' by theming it around the Imagination Institute. They also felt that the new ImageWorks after the ride was nothing but an ad for Kodak's products. After Disney heard all these complaints, they shut down the ride and revamped it again to be about Figment ruining an open house tour of the Imagination Institute, which recieved mixed reception and is viewed nowadays as a [[LoveItOrHateIt ride that you either like or a ride that you don't like at all]]. The revamp was eventually made pointless in 2010, when Kodak decided to drop sponsorship of the ride anyway despite spending all the years prior trying to keep it.
26th Mar '16 7:41:01 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Journey Into Imagination'' was closed in 1998 despite it being the park's most popular attraction due to sponsorship issues. A year before the closing, Fujifilm, the rival of the ride's original sponsor, Kodak, wanted to turn the ride into a rollercoaster unrelated to the original concept. Kodak did not want to loose their sponsorship, so they wanted to make a cheaper version of the ride focused more on the science behind imagination. Disney accepted the latter company's idea and reopened the ride in 1999. Visitors did not like how the ride removed Dreamfinder and Figment (though he did have cameos during the constellation scene and at the end of the ride) and felt it was nothing but a tie-in to ''Honey, I Shrunk The Audience'' by theming it around the Imagination Institute. They also felt that the new ImageWorks after the ride was nothing but an ad for Kodak's products. After Disney heard all these complaints, they shut down the ride and revamped it again to be about Figment ruining an open house tour of the Imagination Institute, which recieved mixed reception and is viewed nowadays as a [[LoveItOrHateIt ride that you either like or a ride that you don't like at all]].
27th Feb '16 8:18:12 AM Mario1995
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** And when WWE was ready to move Raw back to it's original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of it's way to keep them from promoting the move.]]

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** And when WWE was ready to move Raw back to it's original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of it's its way to keep them from promoting the move.]]
26th Feb '16 1:35:50 PM ironballs16
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*** The worst one of late was when ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lost their channel entirely due to receiving 4 strikes in a short time period over ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which has the ApprovalOfGod from ''Creator/Funimation'', the current holder of the English dub's copyright. This was quickly reversed due to a ''lot'' of public pressure.

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*** The worst one of late was when ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lost their channel entirely due to receiving 4 strikes in a short time period over ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which has the ApprovalOfGod from ''Creator/Funimation'', ''{{Creator/Funimation}}'', the current holder of the English dub's copyright. This was quickly reversed due to a ''lot'' of public pressure.
26th Feb '16 1:34:48 PM ironballs16
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** The above scenarios have gotten so bad that "Where's The Fair Use?" has become popular on Website/YouTube, due to there being ''zero'' repercussions for those that file a false claim, while those targeted by such claims have to deal with headache upon headache, including lost revenue and possibly losing their channel entirely.
*** The worst one of late was when ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lost their channel entirely due to receiving 4 strikes in a short time period over ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which has the ApprovalOfGod from ''Creator/Funimation'', the current holder of the English dub's copyright. This was quickly reversed due to a ''lot'' of public pressure.
23rd Feb '16 3:22:43 PM chaokiwi
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Okay, okay -- not ''all'' network executives are like this. There exist the individuals who intentionally seek out creative people to make shows that don't just FollowTheLeader, and as they get promoted, they may become the very predecessors these shows are inherited from. However, screwing a show happens more often than you may wish to believe, and typically it's because [[TheyJustDidntCare they just didn't care]].

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Okay, okay -- not ''all'' network executives are like this. There exist the individuals who intentionally seek out creative people to make shows that don't just FollowTheLeader, [[FollowTheLeader copy one or another]], and as they get promoted, they may become the very predecessors these shows are inherited from. However, screwing a show happens more often than you may wish to believe, and typically it's because [[TheyJustDidntCare they just didn't care]].
21st Feb '16 11:06:28 AM Mario1995
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* The ''Ride/Shrek4D'' attraction at the Hollywood park got its queue and pre-show screwed in 2015 when Universal decided to add a real-time Donkey animatronic interact with the guests in the queue. Many complained over how annoying it was, and were caught off by the truncated pre-show with no backstory whatsoever.

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* The ''Ride/Shrek4D'' ''Ride/ShrekFourD'' attraction at the Hollywood park got its queue and pre-show screwed in 2015 when Universal decided to add a real-time Donkey animatronic interact with the guests in the queue. Many complained over how annoying it was, and were caught off by the truncated pre-show with no backstory whatsoever.
21st Feb '16 11:06:02 AM Mario1995
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* The ''Ride/Shrek4D'' attraction at the Hollywood park got its queue and pre-show screwed in 2015 when Universal decided to add a real-time Donkey animatronic interact with the guests in the queue. Many complained over how annoying it was, and were caught off by the truncated pre-show with no backstory whatsoever.
20th Feb '16 2:45:43 PM Mario1995
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