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27th Apr '17 4:54:38 PM justanid
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SuperTrope to SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. SisterTrope with FictionalDocument and FictionalVideoGame.

Compare with FramingDevice, MutuallyFictional, PlotParallel, PostModernism, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), and WhoWouldWantToWatchUs. See also SetBehindTheScenes, where The Show is actually this trope.

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SuperTrope to SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. SisterTrope with FictionalDocument and FictionalVideoGame. \n\n Overlaps with SetBehindTheScenes.

Compare with FramingDevice, MutuallyFictional, PlotParallel, PostModernism, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), and WhoWouldWantToWatchUs. See also SetBehindTheScenes, where The Show is actually this trope.
WhoWouldWantToWatchUs.
27th Apr '17 4:51:50 PM justanid
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[[folder:Model Trains]]
* The smallest-scale model train is in the window of a toy store--[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222496/Pictured-The-worlds-smallest-working-train-model-thats-tinier-fingernail.html which is in a model village that's part of a model train.]]
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[[folder:Toys -- Model Trains]]
* The smallest-scale model train is in the window of a toy store--[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222496/Pictured-The-worlds-smallest-working-train-model-thats-tinier-fingernail.html which is in a model village that's part of a model train.]]
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27th Apr '17 4:50:20 PM justanid
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Supertrope of SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. Sister trope to FictionalDocument. Also compare with WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, FramingDevice, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), MutuallyFictional, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, PostModernism, PlotParallel. If producing the show is important to the plot, see HeyLetsPutOnAShow. If the story baits the audience into thinking the Show Within a Show is the actual show, brace yourself for the ProsceniumReveal. See also FictionalVideoGame, a related Trope. If the Show Within a Show ends up being produced in reality as a SpinOff, see {{Defictionalisation}}.

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Supertrope of SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. Sister trope to FictionalDocument. Also compare with WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, FramingDevice, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), MutuallyFictional, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, PostModernism, PlotParallel. If producing the show is important to the plot, see HeyLetsPutOnAShow. If the story baits the audience into thinking the Show Within a Show is the actual show, brace yourself for the ProsceniumReveal. See also FictionalVideoGame, a related Trope. If the Show Within a Show ends up being produced in reality as a SpinOff, see {{Defictionalisation}}.
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SuperTrope to SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. SisterTrope with FictionalDocument and FictionalVideoGame.

Compare with FramingDevice, MutuallyFictional, PlotParallel, PostModernism, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), and WhoWouldWantToWatchUs. See also SetBehindTheScenes, where The Show is actually this trope.



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[[folder:Model Trains]]
* The smallest-scale model train is in the window of a toy store--[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222496/Pictured-The-worlds-smallest-working-train-model-thats-tinier-fingernail.html which is in a model village that's part of a model train.]]
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[[folder:Toys -- Model Trains]]
* The smallest-scale model train is in the window of a toy store--[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222496/Pictured-The-worlds-smallest-working-train-model-thats-tinier-fingernail.html which is in a model village that's part of a model train.]]
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19th Apr '17 5:08:42 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': This is actually the basic premise: the main cast films episodes of a TV show (not all of which we get to see) for a pair of network executives. However, what this show is or even its genre is different in every episode.
20th Mar '17 3:49:13 PM Jeduthun
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Shows-within-a-show are [[StylisticSuck usually of low quality]]. This is intentional: the low quality of the show is part of the joke or the misery of the characters involved. As a general rule, the more central the Show Within A Show is to the actual show, the better -- or at least higher-gloss -- it will be.

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Shows-within-a-show are [[StylisticSuck usually of low quality]]. This is intentional: the low quality of the show is part of the joke or the misery of the characters involved. As a general rule, the more central the Show Within A Show is to the actual show, the better -- or at least higher-gloss -- it will be.
be. On the other hand, FinaglesLaw dictates that TheShowMustGoWrong, so don't expect to get through it without at least one catastrophe.
19th Mar '17 2:51:32 PM Doug86
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* Mention is made of a popular holoseries in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' called [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Arbitrator Foreboding]], a member of the Adeptus Arbites who hunts down mutants and heretic with relish and a very big gun.

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* Mention is made of a popular holoseries in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' called [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Arbitrator Foreboding]], a member of the Adeptus Arbites who hunts down mutants and heretic with relish and a very big gun.
11th Mar '17 4:02:44 PM nombretomado
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For the pre-television history of this trope, [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples once again]] we must go back to Creator/WilliamShakespeare, who featured plays within plays both in comedy -- ''The Most Lamentable Comedy, and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe'' within ''AMidsummerNightsDream'', and ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' actually ''is'' one by means of a FramingDevice -- and in tragedy (''[[CatchTheConscience The Murder of Gonzago]]'' within ''{{Hamlet}}'').

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For the pre-television history of this trope, [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples once again]] we must go back to Creator/WilliamShakespeare, who featured plays within plays both in comedy -- ''The Most Lamentable Comedy, and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe'' within ''AMidsummerNightsDream'', ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', and ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' actually ''is'' one by means of a FramingDevice -- and in tragedy (''[[CatchTheConscience The Murder of Gonzago]]'' within ''{{Hamlet}}'').
8th Jan '17 5:04:08 PM BURGINABC
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Compare with SchoolPlay, SoapWithinAShow, WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, FictionalDocument, FramingDevice, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), MutuallyFictional, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, PostModernism, PlotParallel. If producing the show is important to the plot, see HeyLetsPutOnAShow. If the story baits the audience into thinking the Show Within a Show is the actual show, brace yourself for the ProsceniumReveal. See also FictionalVideoGame, a related Trope. If the Show Within a Show ends up being produced in reality as a SpinOff, see {{Defictionalisation}}.

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Compare Supertrope of SchoolPlay and SoapWithinAShow. Sister trope to FictionalDocument. Also compare with SchoolPlay, SoapWithinAShow, WhoWouldWantToWatchUs, FictionalDocument, FramingDevice, RecursiveFiction, RecursiveReality (of the "nested stories" variety), MutuallyFictional, PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, PostModernism, PlotParallel. If producing the show is important to the plot, see HeyLetsPutOnAShow. If the story baits the audience into thinking the Show Within a Show is the actual show, brace yourself for the ProsceniumReveal. See also FictionalVideoGame, a related Trope. If the Show Within a Show ends up being produced in reality as a SpinOff, see {{Defictionalisation}}.
26th Oct '16 1:22:50 AM Chabal2
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* Mention is made of a popular holoseries in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' called [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Arbitrator Foreboding]], a member of the Adeptus Arbites who hunts down mutants and heretic with relish and a very big gun.
25th Jul '16 1:51:53 AM NESBoy
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-->-- '''OpeningNarration''' for ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[note]]''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'' is actually a segment on ''The Krusty the Klown Show''. ''The Simpsons'' was once a segment on ''The Tracy Ullman Show''. So, technically, that makes it a [[UpToEleven Show Within A Show, within a former Show Within A Show]]. Or [[Film/{{Inception}} Showception]], for short.[[/note]]

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-->-- '''OpeningNarration''' '''ExpositoryThemeTune''' for ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[note]]''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'' is actually a segment on ''The Krusty the Klown Show''. ''The Simpsons'' was once a segment on ''The Tracy Ullman Show''. So, technically, that makes it a [[UpToEleven Show Within A Show, within a former Show Within A Show]]. Or [[Film/{{Inception}} Showception]], for short.[[/note]]
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