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23rd Jul '17 8:02:25 AM CFAxAFC
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TropesAreTools applies to shout-outs. A good shout-out should still fit within the context of the story or it may end up a BigLippedAlligatorMoment to people not familiar with what's being shouted about. It also has to be subtle enough that viewers either only notice the [[DoubleEntendre double meaning]] after a trip to the [[FridgeBrilliance fridge]] or have a short chuckle if they notice it immediately, a blatant Shout-Out will break the SuspensionOfDisbelief and kick viewers out of the story. (Especially if it's BreakingTheFourthWall. Shout-outs that the characters would recognize get a little more leeway.) An explicit, open shout-out to one of the work's sources of inspiration is an InspirationNod.

Remember that a Shout Out must be ''deliberate'' on the part of the authors; simply resembling something from another work is not sufficient, and the very existence of tropes and popular culture means that it's natural for resemblances to appear without any intent on the part of the authors. Just because two characters use similar [[ImprobableWeaponUser unusual weapons]] or wear similarly-shaped sunglasses doesn't mean one is a reference to the other; just because two plots are similar doesn't mean there's actually any connection between them. SmallReferencePools can also lead people to see shout-outs where none exist because their own favorite things loom large in their mind. A true shout-out is intended to be noticed, so if there's any doubt, it's probably just a coincidence.

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TropesAreTools applies to shout-outs. Shout-Outs. A good shout-out Shout-Out should still fit within the context of the story or it may end up a BigLippedAlligatorMoment to people not familiar with what's being shouted about. It also has to be subtle enough that viewers either only notice the [[DoubleEntendre double meaning]] after a trip to the [[FridgeBrilliance fridge]] or have a short chuckle if they notice it immediately, a blatant Shout-Out will break the SuspensionOfDisbelief and kick viewers out of the story. (Especially if it's BreakingTheFourthWall. Shout-outs Shout-Outs that the characters would recognize get a little more leeway.) An explicit, open shout-out Shout-Out to one of the work's sources of inspiration is an InspirationNod.

Remember that a Shout Out Shout-Out must be ''deliberate'' on the part of the authors; simply resembling something from another work is not sufficient, and the very existence of tropes and popular culture means that it's natural for resemblances to appear without any intent on the part of the authors. Just because two characters use similar [[ImprobableWeaponUser unusual weapons]] or wear similarly-shaped sunglasses doesn't mean one is a reference to the other; just because two plots are similar doesn't mean there's actually any connection between them. SmallReferencePools can also lead people to see shout-outs Shout-Outs where none exist because their own favorite things loom large in their mind. A true shout-out Shout-Out is intended to be noticed, so if there's any doubt, it's probably just a coincidence.
12th Mar '17 10:55:17 AM nombretomado
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** In "I've Gotta Be Me," Bear dons a grayish sweater and tells us that "[[MisterRogersNeighborhood It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.]]" Some familiar music plays and he suggests that maybe he should get a pair of sneakers.

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** In "I've Gotta Be Me," Bear dons a grayish sweater and tells us that "[[MisterRogersNeighborhood "[[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.]]" Some familiar music plays and he suggests that maybe he should get a pair of sneakers.
16th Jan '17 9:59:02 PM DustSnitch
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** In "When Bad Guys Go Good," Zammit tries to explain the dynamics of his good-aligned versions of the sharks from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' by comparing them to the ''Franchise/TeenageNinjaMutantTurtles'' and the ''WesternAnimation/XMen''. Jackson laughs at how recursive their pop culture references have become that they need to explain.

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** In "When Bad Guys Go Good," Zammit tries to explain the dynamics of his good-aligned versions of the sharks from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' by comparing them to the ''Franchise/TeenageNinjaMutantTurtles'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and the ''WesternAnimation/XMen''. Jackson laughs at how recursive their pop culture references have become that they need to explain.
16th Jan '17 9:58:37 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'':
** Guest star Shant explains how TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' by comparing it to "betting on Sebulba, he always wins," a quote from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how strange it is to reference something so specific as Jackson passionately puts forward that there just aren't enough good ''Phantom Menace'' references in the world.
** In "When Bad Guys Go Good," Zammit tries to explain the dynamics of his good-aligned versions of the sharks from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' by comparing them to the ''Franchise/TeenageNinjaMutantTurtles'' and the ''WesternAnimation/XMen''. Jackson laughs at how recursive their pop culture references have become that they need to explain.
-->''"We use pop culture references to explain ''older'' pop culture references."''
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10th Dec '16 4:53:05 PM TropesForever
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** [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shouts-Out to Shakespeare]]
29th Nov '16 3:29:51 PM TropesForever
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** [[ShoutOut/ToHPLovecraft Shouts-Out to H.P. Lovecraft]]



* [[ShoutOut/ToNorseMythology Shouts-Out to Norse Mythology]]
28th Nov '16 10:02:08 AM StFan
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7th Nov '16 12:37:09 AM Tdarcos
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The idea isn't new even if this term is. Arthur Conley, in his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music" mentions several performers by name he finds have done great work, by "spotlight" on some of their songs of note or their distinctive style.
30th Oct '16 10:47:10 AM DrImpossible
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A Shout-Out is something subtle (a name, line of dialogue, or prop) in a show that refers to fans or family members of the cast or crew, or to another source of inspiration. By nature, these can be obscure for casual fans.

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A Shout-Out is something subtle (a name, line of dialogue, or prop) in a show that refers to fans or family members of the cast or crew, or to another source of inspiration. By nature, these can be obscure for casual fans.
9th Feb '16 8:54:45 PM JMQwilleran
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** According to [[https://www.mixcloud.com/djbobshow/the-dj-bob-show-a-berry-bear-reunion-christmas-at-the-big-blue-house/ this]], the "What If?" song from "A Beary Bear Christmas" was patterned after the film ''Series/ItsAWonderfulLife'', down to it being presented in black-and-white.

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** According to [[https://www.mixcloud.com/djbobshow/the-dj-bob-show-a-berry-bear-reunion-christmas-at-the-big-blue-house/ this]], the "What If?" song from "A Beary Bear Christmas" was patterned after the film ''Series/ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', down to it being presented in black-and-white.
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