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1st Nov '17 5:59:38 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:234:Well, [[Music/SuperJunior Eunheok]] has the [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Animaniacs]] on his shirt and all...[[note]]Screenshoted from the ''Gag Concert'' 900th episode documentary[[/note]]]]



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31st Oct '17 9:23:12 PM __Vano
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On the subject of contemporary music, film, television, and (to a lesser extent) sports, television characters can comfortably mention all kinds of people, expecting that most, or at least ''enough'', of the audience will know whom they're talking about. On most other matters, however, their world becomes very small; TV producers fear any comment that might ever go over anyone's head, and thus only the most obvious and world-renowned people and things are allowed a mention.

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On the subject of contemporary music, film, television, and (to a lesser extent) sports, television characters can comfortably mention all kinds of people, expecting that most, or at least ''enough'', of the audience will know whom they're talking about. On most other matters, however, their world becomes very small; TV producers [[ViewersAreMorons fear any comment that might ever go over anyone's head, head]], and thus only the most obvious and world-renowned people and things are allowed a mention.
17th Sep '17 2:02:27 PM nombretomado
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A SisterTrope to WeirdAlEffect, PublicMediumIgnorance, CulturalCrossReference, PopculturalOsmosis, EiffelTowerEffect, EverybodyKnowsThat. Depending on how small the reference pool is, this can sometimes lead to certain works being a ShallowParody of the genre or medium they're referencing.

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A SisterTrope to WeirdAlEffect, PublicMediumIgnorance, CulturalCrossReference, PopculturalOsmosis, EiffelTowerEffect, EverybodyKnowsThat.JustForFun/EverybodyKnowsThat. Depending on how small the reference pool is, this can sometimes lead to certain works being a ShallowParody of the genre or medium they're referencing.
14th Sep '17 11:47:56 PM deer-in-heelys
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[[caption-width-right:234:Well, [[Music/SuperJunior Eunheok]] has the [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Animaniacs]] on his shirt and all...[[note]]Screenshoted from the ''Gag Concert'' 900th episode documentary[[/note]]]]
2nd Sep '17 7:38:36 PM Augusto
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* ''Webcomic/Xkcd'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.

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* ''Webcomic/Xkcd'' ''{{Webcomic/xkcd}}'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.
2nd Sep '17 7:36:16 PM Augusto
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* ''Webcomic/xkcd'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.

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* ''Webcomic/xkcd'' ''Webcomic/Xkcd'' often has strips with jokes on the subjects of advanced mathematics and physics, computer coding, and various other obscure references.
2nd Sep '17 1:29:20 PM HalcyonDayz
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* Podcast/RiffTrax follows the example of MST3K in Live-Action TV above, and even directly references the "The right people will get it" philosophy at one point. (following a fairly obvious joke about Creator/DanielRadcliffe's performance in ''Theatre/{{Equus}}'')

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* Podcast/RiffTrax follows the example of MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in Live-Action TV above, and even directly references the "The right people will get it" philosophy at one point. (following a fairly obvious joke about Creator/DanielRadcliffe's performance in ''Theatre/{{Equus}}'')
30th Aug '17 9:46:32 AM LaptopGuy
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* Hurricanes? Well, we've got Katrina, Sandy and, err... that's about it. And far as typhoons are concerned, only Haiyan exists in worldwide consciousness.

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* Hurricanes? Well, we've got Katrina, Sandy Sandy, Harvey, and, err... that's about it. And far as typhoons are concerned, only Haiyan exists in worldwide consciousness.
27th Aug '17 12:38:55 AM DrFraud
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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 death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015). [[note]] although this may change with Trudeau given his (relative) youth and increased political tension making Canada more appealing.[[/note]]]

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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 death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015). [[note]] although this may change with Trudeau given his (relative) youth and increased political tension making Canada more appealing.[[/note]]]
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27th Jul '17 9:44:37 PM jgrif57003
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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 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 death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015).
2015). [[note]] although this may change with Trudeau given his (relative) youth and increased political tension making Canada more appealing.[[/note]]]
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