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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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''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..."]]
8th Oct '17 9:01:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' is supposed to take place during TheFifties, but during the musical number "Flip, Flop and Fly", [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Rats]] Nick and Fetcher do dance moves borrowed from ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', and hip-hop.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' is supposed to take place during TheFifties, but during the musical number "Flip, Flop and Fly", [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Rats]] Nick and Fetcher do dance moves borrowed from ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', and hip-hop.
15th Jul '17 4:26:04 PM AndyLA
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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'': Guybrush Threepwood frequently drops references to other Creator/LucasArts games, plus a catchphrase borrowed from ''Series/GetSmart''.

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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'': Guybrush Threepwood frequently drops references to other Creator/LucasArts games, plus a catchphrase borrowed from ''Series/GetSmart''.''Series/GetSmart'' ("That's the second biggest [...] I've ever seen").
30th Jun '17 9:31:02 PM trulymadmoves
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** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', he calls Rocket a "trash panda", a memetic alternate name for raccoons. He should have absolutely no idea that Internet memes exist.
30th Apr '17 1:37:10 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Discord does this on occasion. He does it a ''lot'' in "Three's a Crowd", where he visually references {{Flashdance}}, HarryPotter, and Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas, among other things.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Discord does this on occasion. He does it a ''lot'' in "Three's a Crowd", where he visually references {{Flashdance}}, HarryPotter, ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas, ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', among other things.
30th Mar '17 2:08:09 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[Film/TheShining "Heeeeeere's... Genie!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[Film/TheShining [[caption-width-right:342:[[Film/TheShining "Heeeeeere's... Genie!"]]]]
11th Mar '17 8:36:20 AM Reign
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** In the first ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu, while being held prisoner, sings "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen", "[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks It's a Small World After All]]", and "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" in that order, while at one point Timon and Pumbaa sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". The POVSequel, meanwhile, had [[ThoseTwoGuys Timon and Pumbaa]] making jokes like, "We moved into the theater district," and "Something tells me this ain't the traveling company of ''Theatre/{{Riverdance}}''" (followed by them making the dance from that play as they exit the scene).

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** In the first ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu, while being held prisoner, sings "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen", "[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks It's a Small World After All]]", and "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" in that order, while at one point Timon and Pumbaa sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". The POVSequel, meanwhile, had [[ThoseTwoGuys Timon and Pumbaa]] making jokes like, "We moved into the theater district," and "Something tells me this ain't the traveling company of ''Theatre/{{Riverdance}}''" (followed by them making the dance from that play as they exit the scene). Though that said, ''The Lion King'' doesn't necessarily take place in the past. But the African savanna without any human settlements nearby is close enough.
26th Feb '17 11:31:21 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', a MedievalEuropeanFantasy with no apparent connection to our world, nevertheless indulges in these references:
** Guts' FairyCompanion Puck, as part of his comic antics, has so far he has done knowing impressions of Creator/BruceLee, the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon, Danpei from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', Manga/{{Devilman}}, Manga/{{Doraemon}}, a Franchise/{{Gundam}} Frame, a Saint from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', and Yoda from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** During the victory parade after the capture of Dolrey in which Corkus uses the grandstanding gesture of ProfessionalWrestling/HulkHogan.
** In the defense of Enoch Village, Isidro refers to the trolls as "rotten [[TheMoomins Moomin]] freaks."

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', a MedievalEuropeanFantasy with no apparent connection to our world, nevertheless indulges in these references:
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''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts' FairyCompanion Puck, as part of his comic antics, Puck has so far he has done knowing made more pop culture references than every other member of the cast put together. His notable character impressions of include Creator/BruceLee, the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon, Danpei from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', Manga/{{Devilman}}, Manga/{{Doraemon}}, a Franchise/{{Gundam}} Frame, a Saint from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', and Yoda from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** During the victory parade after the capture of Dolrey in which Corkus uses the grandstanding gesture of ProfessionalWrestling/HulkHogan.
** In the defense of Enoch Village, Isidro refers to the trolls as "rotten [[TheMoomins Moomin]] freaks."
''Franchise/StarWars''.
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