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29th May '16 10:24:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''GoodLuckCharlie'' had three of the characters suddenly become engrossed in a soap called ''Tears of Tomorrow'' and then move on to ''another'' soap when the first got cancelled (not-so-coincidentally at a time when cancelling long-running soaps was making headlines). The CreditsGag is a reenactment of ''Tears of Tomorrow'', which crams in a lot of the soap conventions mentioned in the main article within a space of ''30 seconds''.

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* ''GoodLuckCharlie'' ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' had three of the characters suddenly become engrossed in a soap called ''Tears of Tomorrow'' and then move on to ''another'' soap when the first got cancelled (not-so-coincidentally at a time when cancelling long-running soaps was making headlines). The CreditsGag is a reenactment of ''Tears of Tomorrow'', which crams in a lot of the soap conventions mentioned in the main article within a space of ''30 seconds''.
29th May '16 7:36:53 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Apr '16 10:29:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' - Valerie throws her doctor fiance out of the house when he catches him cheating on her. Next morning she sits depressed in the kitchen, watching a soap opera of a doctor fooling around with a nurse on top of his comatose fiancee.

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* ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' - Valerie throws her doctor fiance out of the house when he catches him cheating on her. Next morning she sits depressed in the kitchen, watching a soap opera of a doctor fooling around with a nurse on top of his comatose fiancee.
6th Apr '16 7:24:50 AM Julia1984
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-->'''Debbie:''' Shh! Yuri just told Svetlana that he's leaving her for Olga!\\

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-->'''Debbie:''' Shh! [[ExplainingTheSoap Yuri just told Svetlana that he's leaving her for Olga!\\Olga!]]\\
2nd Apr '16 8:41:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Acorn Antiques'' from ''Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV'' was a parody of everything that was bad about UK soaps of the period. Mostly ''Series/{{Crossroads}}'' (the episode where the antique shop is suddenly a health spa with no explanation is a reference to something very similar happening to the Crossroads Motel), but with a few digs at ''EastEnders'' (such as the tie-in single [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anyone_Can_Fall_in_Love "Anyone Can Break a Vase"]]).

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* ''Acorn Antiques'' from ''Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV'' was a parody of everything that was bad about UK soaps of the period. Mostly ''Series/{{Crossroads}}'' (the episode where the antique shop is suddenly a health spa with no explanation is a reference to something very similar happening to the Crossroads Motel), but with a few digs at ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' (such as the tie-in single [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anyone_Can_Fall_in_Love "Anyone Can Break a Vase"]]).
21st Mar '16 10:50:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Hilariously, in "The French Mistake" Sam and Dean are transported into [[RealWorldEpisode a reality where their life is a TV show]]. Dean is [[FauxHorrific absolutely horrified]] to discover that his actor starred in the soap drama ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' (which is an actual show that Creator/JensenAckles starred in).
-->'''Dean:''' Sammy, this reality is bad. We need to get out of here.
21st Mar '16 9:59:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwinPeaks'' had one called ''Invitation to Love'' in which the action closely mirrored the story of the show. A lot was filmed, but most was cut away in post production.
* ''Moody's Point'' on ''TheAmandaShow''. Bonus points for ending on a never-resolved CliffHanger.
* Joey's soap in ''{{Friends}}'' is not strictly fictional (being ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'') but the ShowWithinAShow stuff we see fits perfectly anyway... It's outlandish even for a SoapOpera (brain transplants?!)...

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* ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' had one called ''Invitation to Love'' in which the action closely mirrored the story of the show. A lot was filmed, but most was cut away in post production.
* ''Moody's Point'' on ''TheAmandaShow''.''Series/TheAmandaShow''. Bonus points for ending on a never-resolved CliffHanger.
* Joey's soap in ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is not strictly fictional (being ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'') but the ShowWithinAShow stuff we see fits perfectly anyway... It's outlandish even for a SoapOpera (brain transplants?!)...
2nd Mar '16 8:03:58 AM TheTropper
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** Later on, [[spoiler: Peridot]], of all people, ends up hooked on a camp-based show called Camp Pining Hearts. Or rather, hooked on [[UpToEleven one episode]]. Steven wisely decides not to tell her there's more than one.

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** Later on, [[spoiler: Peridot]], of all people, ends up hooked on a camp-based show called Camp Pining Hearts. Hearts (pictured above). Or rather, hooked on [[UpToEleven one episode]].episode for 78 hours]]. Steven wisely decides not to tell her there's more than one.
23rd Feb '16 10:43:02 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''RatchetAndClank'', Dr. Nefarious tends to short out and channel one of these whenever he gets angry.
** In one of the vid-comics, Quark is watching one when he's interrupted by the arrival of his trainer, Helga. Hilariously, it seems to be the exact same one Nefarious broadcasts.
** ''[[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' later named the show "Lance & Janice", and implied it to be a very popular LongRunner.

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* In ''RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', Dr. Nefarious tends to short out and channel one of these whenever he gets angry.
** In one of the vid-comics, Quark Qwark is watching one when he's interrupted by the arrival of his trainer, Helga. Hilariously, it seems to be the exact same one Nefarious broadcasts.
** ''[[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' later named the show "Lance & Janice", and implied it to be a very popular LongRunner.
20th Feb '16 2:10:18 AM Doug86
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* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a sketch that purports to be an Australian soap opera. It gets increasingly surreal, ending with Fry's character admitting to Laurie's that they've been having an affair ("You mean we've been sleeping together all this time... behind my back?") and then giving as an excuse that he'd just discovered that he was his own father.

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* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a sketch that purports to be an Australian soap opera. It gets increasingly surreal, ending with Fry's character admitting to Laurie's that they've been having an affair ("You mean we've been sleeping together all this time... behind my back?") and then giving as an excuse that he'd just discovered that he was his own father.
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