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11th Jun '18 3:09:49 PM Azes13
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* Korg introduces himself in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' with a RockPaperScissors joke, even though he's a [[RockMonster Kronan]] from Sakaar. There have been a few Earthlings on Sakaar, but there's no indication that he interacted with them.
14th May '18 8:08:56 PM Malady
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* For a bunch of villains who've never previously been to Earth, the original English dub of ''DragonBallZ'' suggests they know an awful lot about its customs, cuisine and pop culture. Regardless of any dubbing, there's also the fact that the Ginyu Force settles every dispute with RockPaperScissors, even though they're all totally different species from presumably different planets who've also never been to Earth before. The non-actiony parts of the entire ''DragonBall'' saga are largely dictated by RuleOfFunny, however.

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* For a bunch of villains who've never previously been to Earth, the original English dub of ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' suggests they know an awful lot about its customs, cuisine and pop culture. Regardless of any dubbing, there's also the fact that the Ginyu Force settles every dispute with RockPaperScissors, even though they're all totally different species from presumably different planets who've also never been to Earth before. The non-actiony parts of the entire ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' saga are largely dictated by RuleOfFunny, however.



** The Genie from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is this to the max, as well as the TropeNamer. His accurate impressions of movie stars (such as, notably, Creator/JackNicholson) provided ample [[ParentalBonus Parental Bonuses]], and like Merlin in ''The Sword in the Stone'', he exhibits ample working knowledge of twentieth-century zeitgeist and technology. In the sequels and [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries television series]] that followed, he frequently alluded to several other Disney franchises and impersonated their characters, including Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.

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** The Genie from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is this to the max, as well as the TropeNamer. His accurate impressions of movie stars (such as, notably, Creator/JackNicholson) provided ample [[ParentalBonus Parental Bonuses]], {{Parental Bonus}}es, and like Merlin in ''The Sword in the Stone'', he exhibits ample working knowledge of twentieth-century zeitgeist and technology. In the sequels and [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries television series]] that followed, he frequently alluded to several other Disney franchises and impersonated their characters, including Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.
6th May '18 9:35:19 AM nombretomado
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** Justified; two episodes have shown Lister and The Cat watching old cartoons like ''Series/TheFlintstones''.

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** Justified; two episodes have shown Lister and The Cat watching old cartoons like ''Series/TheFlintstones''.''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
6th May '18 9:35:12 AM nombretomado
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** Though the world of TheFlintstones seems to be so much like the contemporary RealLife world that it would be unsurprising, in terms of continuity, if Fred were watching his TV (made out of stone casing, of course), and remarking on how he's a big fan of TheHoneymooners.

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** Though the world of TheFlintstones WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones seems to be so much like the contemporary RealLife world that it would be unsurprising, in terms of continuity, if Fred were watching his TV (made out of stone casing, of course), and remarking on how he's a big fan of TheHoneymooners.
26th Apr '18 11:56:40 AM louisXVI
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* Prehistoric possums Crash and Eddie, in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', demonstrate that they are somehow familiar with "[[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)]]", despite predating both Christmas and the Chipmunks themselves by quite a wide historical margin.

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* Prehistoric possums Crash and Eddie, in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', demonstrate that they are somehow familiar with "[[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)]]", despite predating both Christmas and the Chipmunks themselves and indeed Christmas itself by quite a wide historical margin.
12th Mar '18 7:22:47 PM mattthelurker
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* ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this trope]]: Ja'far does not get the djinn's anachronistic pop culture references, and [[RealityEnsues is annoyed when he refuses to stop]] [[SpeaksInShoutOuts speaking in shout-outs]].
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8th Feb '18 5:14:15 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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**Though the world of TheFlintstones seems to be so much like the contemporary RealLife world that it would be unsurprising, in terms of continuity, if Fred were watching his TV (made out of stone casing, of course), and remarking on how he's a big fan of TheHoneymooners.
4th Jan '18 2:50:14 PM WillKeaton
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** The Genie from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is this to the max, as well as the TropeNamer. His accurate impressions of movie stars (such as, notably, Creator/JackNicholson) provided ample [[ParentalBonus Parental Bonuses]], and like Merlin in ''The Sword in the Stone'', he exhibits ample working knowledge of twentieth-century zeitgeist and technology. In the sequels and [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries television series]] that followed, he frequently alluded to several other Disney franchises and impersonated their characters, including Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.\\
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Worth noting is that Aladdin {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the Genie's tendency to do this in the cartoon series. "What's the genie doing?" "Dreaming about references to some form of entertainment that hasn't been invented yet." It's occasionally mentioned that Genie sometimes time-travels in his spare time, which explains how he knows about pop culture icons from the future. There is one episode of the show that [[CutawayGag explictly shows him in another time, with Napoleon]]. There's also a fairly popular fan theory that [[EpilepticTrees the movie actually takes place in the distant ''future'']], which also explains it handily.

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** The Genie from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is this to the max, as well as the TropeNamer. His accurate impressions of movie stars (such as, notably, Creator/JackNicholson) provided ample [[ParentalBonus Parental Bonuses]], and like Merlin in ''The Sword in the Stone'', he exhibits ample working knowledge of twentieth-century zeitgeist and technology. In the sequels and [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries television series]] that followed, he frequently alluded to several other Disney franchises and impersonated their characters, including Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.\\
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Worth noting is that Aladdin {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the Genie's tendency to do this in the cartoon series. "What's the genie doing?" "Dreaming about references to some form of entertainment that hasn't been invented yet." It's occasionally mentioned that Genie sometimes time-travels in his spare time, which explains how he knows about pop culture icons from the future. There is one episode of the show that [[CutawayGag explictly shows him in another time, with Napoleon]]. There's also a fairly popular fan theory that [[EpilepticTrees the movie actually takes place in the distant ''future'']], which also explains it handily.



* Referenced somewhat cruelly in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', with a Robin Williams-like genie appearing and performing shtick including an imitation of [[Film/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], prompting Clara to exlaim "Wow! [[TakeThat You're a comic genius]]!".

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* Referenced somewhat cruelly in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', with a Robin Williams-like genie appearing and performing shtick including an imitation of [[Film/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], prompting Clara to exlaim "Wow! [[TakeThat You're a comic genius]]!".genius]]!"
20th Dec '17 5:51:56 PM Kayube
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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a time traveler, so he often references time periods that occur after the time period he's currently visiting.

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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a time traveler, so he often references time periods that occur after the time period he's currently visiting. This was, at [[DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode one point]], played with when the Doctor mentioned having read ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', when the episode aired months before the book was released.
18th Nov '17 3:44:12 PM FruityOatyBars
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* Pretty much everyone in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', which largely runs on RuleOfFunny and MetaFiction.
* Phil Foglio's self-insert prisoner character in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', who sings [[Music/TheBeatles "Oubliette, oublada..."]]
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