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15th Jul '17 10:21:25 PM Omnigeek6
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* [[LiloAndStitch]] uses these a lot. B-movie clips of giant monsters destroying cities show up on TVs on display at a store window, catching Stitch's attention. In the sequels and TV series, the entire 'ohana ends up watching them on various occasions. It's no wonder Lilo comes up with ideas like [[CloudCuckoolander pretending a bug laid eggs in her doll's ears to explain its oversized head.]]

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* [[LiloAndStitch]] Disney/LiloAndStitch uses these a lot. B-movie clips of giant monsters destroying cities show up on TVs on display at a store window, catching Stitch's attention. In the sequels and TV series, the entire 'ohana ends up watching them on various occasions. It's no wonder Lilo comes up with ideas like [[CloudCuckoolander pretending a bug laid eggs in her doll's ears to explain its oversized head.]]
15th Jul '17 10:20:07 PM Omnigeek6
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* [[LiloAndStitch]] uses these a lot. B-movie clips of giant monsters destroying cities show up on TVs on display at a store window, catching Stitch's attention. In the sequels and TV series, the entire 'ohana ends up watching them on various occasions. It's no wonder Lilo comes up with ideas like [[CloudCuckoolander pretending a bug laid eggs in her doll's ears to explain its oversized head.]]
30th Jun '17 6:43:52 AM Jacob175
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A lot of the time, characters are shown watching stereotypically "bad" movies with titles like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______". This is possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.

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A lot of the time, characters are shown watching stereotypically "bad" movies with titles like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______".______''. This is possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.



* ''Webcomic/StarPower'' briefly features a show called "Psi-Cop" at the start of Chapter 16. [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/psi-cop/?nav=next What little we see]] seems to be in this vein, considering the classic DamselInDistress scene, the protagonist uses "mind swords" and, as is revealed [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/much-needed-things/?nav=next later]], the bad guy is named Corporal Crime.

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* ''Webcomic/StarPower'' briefly features a show called "Psi-Cop" at the start of Chapter 16. [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/psi-cop/?nav=next What little we see]] seems to be in this vein, considering the classic DamselInDistress scene, the protagonist uses "mind swords" and, as is revealed [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/much-needed-things/?nav=next later]], the bad guy is named Corporal Crime. From their reactions, they're well aware of its camp nature, but Danica sees it as a GuiltyPleasure and the [[http://www.starpowercomic.com/comic/the-bikini-planet/?nav=prev others]] find it SoBadItsGood.
-->"This show is '''so''' stupid."
-->"Then stop watching it."
-->"I '''can't'''."



** The comic strip also mocks these every once in a while, with the screen not shown, the dialogue {{Narm}}y, the characters GenreBlind (with the occasional GenreSavvy character), and Garfield himself giving them the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' treatment.

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** The comic strip also mocks these every once in a while, with the screen not shown, the dialogue {{Narm}}y, the characters GenreBlind (with the occasional GenreSavvy character), and Garfield himself giving them the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' MST3K]]'' treatment.
27th Jun '17 8:53:15 AM ElSquibbonator
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Often, characters are shown watching stereotypically "bad" movies with titles like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______". This is possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.

One of the biggest reasons writers do this, though, is that it can serve as an easy shorthand for a character's cultural values (or lack thereof). If a characters is depicted as enjoying old B-movies, it's usually meant to indicate to the audience that they are low-brow and uncultured. These movies are notorious for being SoBadItsGood, so the typical logic goes that anyone who enjoys watching them must have low standards for what constitutes a "good" movie. This is often a quick way to establish a character as an outsider from the popular culture that surrounds him or her.

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Often, A lot of the time, characters are shown watching stereotypically "bad" movies with titles like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______". This is possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.

One of the biggest reasons writers do this, though, is that it can serve as an easy shorthand for a character's cultural values (or lack thereof). If a characters is depicted as enjoying old B-movies, it's usually meant to indicate to the audience that they are low-brow and uncultured. These movies are notorious for being SoBadItsGood, so the typical logic goes that anyone who enjoys watching them must have low standards for what constitutes a "good" movie. This is often a quick way If you want to establish a character cement your character's status as an outsider outcast from the normal popular culture that surrounds culture, having him or her.
her be a fan of old B-movies is a common way to do it.
27th Jun '17 8:49:25 AM ElSquibbonator
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Some characters are watching an old BMovie with a title like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______.'' This is done to parody the characters' perceived lack of culture, or possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.

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Some Often, characters are shown watching an old BMovie stereotypically "bad" movies with a title titles like ''The Curse of ______'' or ''The Attack of ______.'' ______". This is done to parody the characters' perceived lack of culture, or possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.
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One of the biggest reasons writers do this, though, is that it can serve as an easy shorthand for a character's cultural values (or lack thereof). If a characters is depicted as enjoying old B-movies, it's usually meant to indicate to the audience that they are low-brow and uncultured. These movies are notorious for being SoBadItsGood, so the typical logic goes that anyone who enjoys watching them must have low standards for what constitutes a "good" movie. This is often a quick way to establish a character as an outsider from the popular culture that surrounds him or her.
13th Jun '17 4:14:13 PM DrFraud
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It also helps that typically B-Movies are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. For example, a more "cultured" movie title like ''Film/CitizenKane'' doesn't immediately tell you that it is a mystery-drama about a deceased man's life. Whereas if the characters watch a movie titled "Killer Lobsters from Planet X", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know what to expect]] and don't have to spend much time elaborating on what they're watching it so that the story can move on.

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It also helps that typically B-Movies are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. For example, a more "cultured" movie title like ''Film/CitizenKane'' doesn't immediately tell you that it is a mystery-drama about a deceased man's life. Whereas if the characters watch a movie titled "Killer Lobsters from Planet X", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know what to expect]] and don't have to spend much time elaborating on what they're watching it so that the story can move on.
28th Mar '17 6:51:45 AM LadyJafaria
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* The object of the card game ''Grave Robbers from Outer Space'' (and sequels such as ''Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungles of Doom'', ''Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island'', etc) is to put together a B-movie with the highest-scoring collection of standard elements (characters, locations, props).

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* The object of the card game ''Grave Robbers from Outer Space'' ''TabletopGame/GraveRobbersFromOuterSpace'' (and sequels such as ''Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungles of Doom'', ''Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island'', etc) is to put together a B-movie with the highest-scoring collection of standard elements (characters, locations, props).
25th Mar '17 12:23:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** B-Movies tended to run the gamut from the sublime and ridiculous. Several B-Movies have in the course of time become accepted as legitimate works of art. The reason for this being that because it was regarded as BeneathSuspicion, film-makers had more leg-room to explore interesting content and themes. Especially in the 60s to 70s, several major film-makers like Creator/FrancisFordCoppola openly discussed their love for these films and authentically cited them as predecessors. And of course, Coppola and roughly a dozen other major film-makers got their starts working for Creator/RogerCorman.

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** B-Movies tended to run the gamut from the sublime and to the ridiculous. Several B-Movies have in the course of time [[VindicatedByHistory become accepted as legitimate works of art.art]]. The reason for this being that because it was regarded as BeneathSuspicion, film-makers had more leg-room to explore interesting content and themes. Especially in the 60s to 70s, several major film-makers like Creator/FrancisFordCoppola openly discussed their love for these films and authentically cited them as predecessors. And of course, Coppola and roughly a dozen other major film-makers got their starts working for Creator/RogerCorman.
23rd Jan '17 6:23:11 AM Ccook1956
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-->'''Velma:''' I saw that one. Boy, was it corny!
17th Jan '17 4:22:43 PM eowynjedi
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* A promo for ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has the emotions' reactions (mostly Fear's) to Riley watching a horror movie called ''The Shoes of Doom''.

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* A promo for ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has the emotions' reactions (mostly Fear's) to Riley watching a horror movie called ''The Shoes of Doom''. [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Movie posters seen in the dream studio]] advertise her nightmares like schlocky B-movies, only with titles like "Dad's Driving Scares Me" and "Grandma's Vacuum."
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