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10th Feb '17 4:48:38 AM Ookamikun
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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation only did CGI, forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films. And good luck people citing works outside of Franchise/{{Shrek}}, causing a slippery slope on mislabeling the company for only doing pop-culture reference-heavy works.

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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation only did CGI, forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films. And good luck people citing works outside of Franchise/{{Shrek}}, causing a slippery slope on mislabeling the company for only doing pop-culture reference-heavy works.works with DreamworksFace.
10th Feb '17 4:48:09 AM Ookamikun
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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation [[AllAnimationIsCGI only did CGI]], forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films.
** They also apparently invented the DreamworksFace even though it is actually one of the common stock facial expressions used by many animation studio.
** And a [[FanHate stock criticism]] of their works is that they all are full of pop-cultural references with shallow, forgettable characters.

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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation [[AllAnimationIsCGI only did CGI]], CGI, forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films.
** They also apparently invented the DreamworksFace even though it is actually one of the common stock facial expressions used by many animation studio.
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films. And a [[FanHate stock criticism]] of their good luck people citing works is that they all are full outside of pop-cultural references with shallow, forgettable characters.Franchise/{{Shrek}}, causing a slippery slope on mislabeling the company for only doing pop-culture reference-heavy works.
10th Feb '17 4:44:45 AM Ookamikun
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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation [[AllAnimationIsCGI only did CGI]], forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films.
** They also apparently invented the DreamworksFace even though it is actually one of the common stock facial expressions used by many animation studio.
** And a [[FanHate stock criticism]] of their works is that they all are full of pop-cultural references with shallow, forgettable characters.
10th Feb '17 2:25:13 AM Ookamikun
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* Ask a person for a stock list of constellations. It will usually come in two flavors: it's either the zodiacs, or the usual common ones like Orion, Ursa Major/Minor and the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment zodiacs]].
2nd Feb '17 2:01:37 AM justanid
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* SmallReferencePools/{{Arts}}

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23rd Jan '17 1:49:31 PM StFan
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* Creator/WaltDisney: WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and/or WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs are the only point of reference.

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* Creator/WaltDisney: WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and/or WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' are the only point of reference.
23rd Jan '17 1:48:03 PM StFan
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[[folder:Web Video]]
* WebVideo/RedLetterMedia is just [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Plinkett]] doing 60+ minute long reviews. ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' and ''Best of the Worst'' don't exist.
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was the only movie Plinkett reviewed.

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* WebVideo/RedLetterMedia is just [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Plinkett]] doing 60+ minute long reviews. ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' and ''Best of the Worst'' don't exist.
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exist. And ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was the only movie Plinkett reviewed.



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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' is festooned with literary, cultural, and historical allusions of all kinds (not solely LGBT culture, either).
* Linus Van Pelt of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was fond of [[AsTheGoodBookSays quoting Bible passages]], often from fairly obscure books of both the Old and New Testaments. And there is his immortal quoting of the Gospel of Luke in ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', but that had always been well-known to Christians. And cartoonist Charles Schulz, a big sports fan, frequently mentioned famous athletes of the day, most of whom are all but forgotten today (French-Canadian hockey player Maurice Richard, for instance).
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' usually tried to steer clear of cultural references, but Calvin once compared the experience of walking through the snowy woods to ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (an Academy Award-winning movie, to be sure, but one that most people have not seen since the 1960s). Another strip had Calvin waxing sarcastic about middle-aged pop stars endorsing soft drinks; this was fairly common in the early '90s (Ray Charles, Music/EltonJohn), but many current viewers may not remember those commercials. Hobbes also once called Calvin out for misspelling the word "Weltanschaung."
* Lasagna was not widely known west of the Hudson River or to non-Italian-Americans until it was revealed to be ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s favorite food. One strip even had Jon Arbuckle name-dropping various Italian cheeses as he prepared Garfield's meal: ''ricotta'', ''mozzarella'', parmesan (''parmagiana'' in Italian).
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' is festooned with literary, cultural, and historical allusions of all kinds (not solely LGBT culture, either).
* Linus Van Pelt of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was fond of [[AsTheGoodBookSays quoting Bible passages]], often from fairly obscure books of both the Old and New Testaments. And there is his immortal quoting of the Gospel of Luke in ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', but that had always been well-known to Christians. And cartoonist Charles Schulz, a big sports fan, frequently mentioned famous athletes of the day, most of whom are all but forgotten today (French-Canadian hockey player Maurice Richard, for instance).
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' usually tried to steer clear of cultural references, but Calvin once compared the experience of walking through the snowy woods to ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (an Academy Award-winning movie, to be sure, but one that most people have not seen since the 1960s). Another strip had Calvin waxing sarcastic about middle-aged pop stars endorsing soft drinks; this was fairly common in the early '90s (Ray Charles, Music/EltonJohn), but many current viewers may not remember those commercials. Hobbes also once called Calvin out for misspelling the word "Weltanschaung."
* Lasagna was not widely known west of the Hudson River or to non-Italian-Americans until it was revealed to be ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s favorite food. One strip even had Jon Arbuckle name-dropping various Italian cheeses as he prepared Garfield's meal: ''ricotta'', ''mozzarella'', parmesan (''parmagiana'' in Italian).
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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' goes as far as making [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor a ten-year-old internet hoax]] a major plot point.



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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' goes as far as making [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor a ten-year-old internet hoax]] a major plot point.
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23rd Jan '17 1:45:30 PM StFan
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* SmallReferencePools/{{Art}}

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* SmallReferencePools/{{Film}}[[SmallReferencePools/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]



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* Animation? AllAnimationIsDisney.
** Though when people think of specific animation clichés they're usually envisioning ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' and work by Creator/TexAvery.
** Black-and-white animation will always be ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' or ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop''. Never mind the fact that most cartoons from the 1900s throughout the 1930s were still in black-and-white.
* {{Anime}}? Anything by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, usually ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', and ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
* Creator/WaltDisney: WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and/or WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs are the only point of reference.
* Creator/RalphBakshi: Made cartoons for adults full of gratuitous sex and drug use. Point of reference is still only ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat''.
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* When it comes to science-fiction writers, you can count on just about everyone having heard of one man: Creator/RayBradbury, author of ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' and ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles'', a collection of short stories that has been adapted into several other media. Arthur C. Clarke tends to be less well known, even though he helped to write the screenplay for ''2001ASpaceOdyssey'' a film that most people know through at least PopCulturalOsmosis. Hardcore ''StarWars'' fans usually are familiar with Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Perry, and perhaps Alan Dean Foster.
** You can expect people to have heard of H.G. Wells, although most would be hard-pressed to name any of his works that aren't ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' or ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. (Many aren't aware he wrote ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' or ''Literature/TheIslandOfDrMoreau'', even though [[AdaptationDisplacement those two have become much more popular as movies]].) There's also a chance they've heard of Creator/IsaacAsimov, but they probably won't know anything he wrote.

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* When it comes to science-fiction writers, you can count on just about everyone having heard of one man: Creator/RayBradbury, author of ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'' and ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles'', a collection of short stories that has been adapted into several other media. Arthur C. Clarke tends to be less well known, well-known, even though he helped to write the screenplay for ''2001ASpaceOdyssey'' ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' -- a film that most people know through at least PopCulturalOsmosis. Hardcore ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' fans usually are familiar with Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Perry, and perhaps Alan Dean Foster.
** * You can expect people to have heard of H.G. Wells, although most would be hard-pressed to name any of his works that aren't ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' or ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. (Many aren't aware he wrote ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' or ''Literature/TheIslandOfDrMoreau'', even though [[AdaptationDisplacement those two have become much more popular as movies]].) There's also a chance they've heard of Creator/IsaacAsimov, but they probably won't know anything he wrote.
4th Jan '17 3:44:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** This has improved somewhat largely due to shows such as ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' and ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and movies like ''Take the Lead'' and the ''StepUp'' franchise.

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** This has improved somewhat largely due to shows such as ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' and ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and movies like ''Take the Lead'' and the ''StepUp'' ''Film/StepUp'' franchise.
28th Nov '16 9:30:14 AM DEGLIS
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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the 70s and 80s will assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his recent death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015).

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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the 70s and 80s will assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his recent death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015).
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