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20th Jun '18 3:08:01 PM AHI-3000
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** ''Supernatural'' then does the reverse in [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake "The French Mistake"]] in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext Sam and Dean are kicked out of TV land and into the real world]]. HilarityEnsues.

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** ''Supernatural'' then does the reverse in [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake "The French Mistake"]] in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext [[NoFourthWall Sam and Dean are kicked out of TV land Land and into the real world]]."real world"]]. HilarityEnsues.
29th May '18 6:04:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the finale of ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'', Jett actually switches places with Silverstone, the character he plays in the ShowWithinAShow. Now Jett has to save the world from a MadScientist, while Silverstone has to adjust to life as a normal teenager in a small town. Notably, his great-grandmother quickly realizes the truth, having known Jett all his life.

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* In the finale of ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'', Jett actually switches places with Silverstone, the character he plays in the ShowWithinAShow. Now Jett has to save the world from a MadScientist, while Silverstone has to adjust to life as a normal teenager in a small town. Notably, his great-grandmother quickly realizes the truth, having known Jett all his life. Then Jett jumps back into the show in order to save Silverstone, whom the showrunners have decided to kill off, resulting in a SpotTheImposter scene with ''three'' identical-looking characters: Jett, Silverstone, and the shapeshifting BigBad.
22nd Apr '18 6:00:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' features characters from our world attempting to find a way into Amestris (the setting for ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'')

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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' features characters from our world attempting to find a way into Amestris (the setting for ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'')''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'')



* A two-part story from ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had the ponies get trapped in ''book'' land, since Equestria - despite the occasional SchizoTech - generally pre-dates things like TV and computers. The idea works fine for the ''LordOfTheRings'' and FilmNoir parodies, but it gets a little weird when the story starts parodying ''StarTrek'', of all things.

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* A two-part story from ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had the ponies get trapped in ''book'' land, since Equestria - despite the occasional SchizoTech - generally pre-dates things like TV and computers. The idea works fine for the ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' and FilmNoir parodies, but it gets a little weird when the story starts parodying ''StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', of all things.



* ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' had a multi-part story where Archie Andrews was trapped inside the world(s) of his TV set, and he had to get out before his parents came home from their trip.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' had a multi-part story where Archie Andrews was trapped inside the world(s) of his TV set, and he had to get out before his parents came home from their trip.
8th Apr '18 8:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a two-parter based around this concept with the BigBad and the MonsterOfTheWeek splitting up the Rangers and sending them through [[TheWestern westerns,]] [[{{Samurai}} Samurai films]], [[{{Wuxia}} Martial Arts Epics]], [[NatureHero Jungle Hero serials]], [[TheMusical Musicals]], and even a MadMax parody!

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* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a two-parter based around this concept with the BigBad and the MonsterOfTheWeek splitting up the Rangers and sending them through [[TheWestern westerns,]] [[{{Samurai}} Samurai films]], [[{{Wuxia}} Martial Arts Epics]], [[NatureHero Jungle Hero serials]], [[TheMusical Musicals]], and even a MadMax ''Film/MadMax'' parody!
3rd Apr '18 12:21:01 PM GreatKeith
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* The 1990's sidescroller ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTVLand'' plays this trope quite literally.

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* The 1990's sidescroller ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTVLand'' ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTheAct'' plays this trope quite literally.
1st Apr '18 10:08:57 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Used very nicely in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' when the Trickster does this to Sam and Dean, who are forced to perform in CSI clones, cheesy 80's sitcoms, health commercials and zany Japanese gameshows. Naturally, [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], [[NoFourthWall breaking of the fourth wall]] and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] all ensue.
** Castiel's status as the EnsembleDarkhorse is likewise nicely lampshaded when he shows up during the 80's sitcom segment, then appears confused when an entire invisible studio audience begins cheering.
** ''Supernatural'' then does the reverse in [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake "The French Mistake"]] in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext Sam and Dean are kicked out of TV land and into the real world]]. HilarityEnsues

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Used very nicely in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E08ChangingChannels "Changing Channels"]] when the Trickster does this to Sam and Dean, who are forced to perform in CSI ''Series/{{CSI}}'' clones, cheesy 80's '80s sitcoms, health commercials commercials, and zany Japanese gameshows. Naturally, [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], [[NoFourthWall breaking of the fourth wall]] wall]], and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] all ensue.
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ensue. Castiel's status as the EnsembleDarkhorse is likewise nicely lampshaded when he shows up during the 80's '80s sitcom segment, then appears confused when an entire invisible studio audience begins cheering.
** ''Supernatural'' then does the reverse in [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake "The French Mistake"]] in which [[ItMakesSenseInContext Sam and Dean are kicked out of TV land and into the real world]]. HilarityEnsuesHilarityEnsues.
** The episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS13E16ScoobyNatural "ScoobyNatural"]] has Sam, Dean, and Castiel getting sucked into the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "A Night of Fright is No Delight" through a cursed TV that they took as payment for another job. Dean, having seen this episode before, tries to use his knowledge to solve the mystery early (and hook up with Daphne in the process), only for the ScoobyDooHoax to be very quickly -- and gruesomely -- subverted when a real ghost starts killing people, all while various elements of the show's world and characters are parodied. Notably, it was a full-fledged {{crossover}} between the two shows, with Creator/FrankWelker, Creator/MatthewLillard, Creator/KateMicucci, and Creator/GreyDeLisle all reprising their voice roles from the current ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' animated series.
26th Feb '18 11:35:35 AM Aquila89
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* Creator/WoodyAllen's short story ''The Kugelmass Episode'' features a man launching himself into various classic novels. It being Allen, the protagonist enters ''Literature/MadameBovary'' and ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'' just to have sex with female characters -- though unbeknownst to him the texts change to reflect his intrusion. In the end the machine malfunctions and drops him into a Spanish textbook.

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* Creator/WoodyAllen's short story ''The Kugelmass Episode'' features a man launching himself into various classic novels. It being Allen, the protagonist enters ''Literature/MadameBovary'' and ''Literature/MadameBovary'' just to have sex with female protagonist -- though unbeknownst to him the text changes to reflect his intrusion. In the end, when he tries to enter ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'' just to have sex with female characters -- though unbeknownst to him the texts change to reflect his intrusion. In the end the machine malfunctions and drops him into a Spanish textbook.
26th Feb '18 11:34:32 AM Aquila89
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* Creator/WoodyAllen's short story ''The Kugelmass Episode'' features a man launching himself into various classic novels. It being Allen, the protagonist enters ''Madame Bovary'' and ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'' just to have sex with female characters -- though unbeknownst to him the texts change to reflect his intrusion. In the end the machine malfunctions and drops him into a Spanish textbook.

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* Creator/WoodyAllen's short story ''The Kugelmass Episode'' features a man launching himself into various classic novels. It being Allen, the protagonist enters ''Madame Bovary'' ''Literature/MadameBovary'' and ''Literature/PortnoysComplaint'' just to have sex with female characters -- though unbeknownst to him the texts change to reflect his intrusion. In the end the machine malfunctions and drops him into a Spanish textbook.
26th Feb '18 10:58:40 AM Aquila89
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* In a 1943 short story "The Exile" by Creator/EdmondHamilton, four sci-fi writers are talking about their craft. One of them, Carrick says that one time, he got stranded in a world that he made up. He invented a cruel, barbarian planet with detailed history and geography, and started feeling that the planet actually exists now in a parallel universe. When he imagined himself on that planet, he was transported there. But he was unable to get back, so he eventually started to make a living by becoming a science-fiction writer, using his more civilized and peaceful homeland as a basis for his stories. When one other writers asks Carrick how did he got back, he responds: "I never got back home. I'm still here."

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* In a 1943 short story "The Exile" by Creator/EdmondHamilton, four sci-fi writers are talking about their craft. One of them, Carrick says that one time, he got stranded in a world that he made up. He invented a cruel, barbarian planet with detailed history and geography, and started feeling that the planet actually exists now in a parallel universe. When he imagined himself on that planet, he was transported there. But he was unable to get back, so he eventually started to make a living by becoming a science-fiction writer, using his more civilized and peaceful homeland as a basis for his stories. When one other writers asks Carrick how did he got back, he responds: "I never got back home. [[EarthAllAlong I'm still here.""]]
26th Feb '18 10:55:29 AM Aquila89
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* In a 1943 short story "The Exile" by Creator/EdmondHamilton, four sci-fi writers are talking about their craft. One of them, Carrick says that one time, he got stranded in a world that he made up. He invented a cruel, barbarian planet with detailed history and geography, and started feeling that the planet actually exists now in a parallel universe. When he imagined himself on that planet, he was transported there. But he was unable to get back, so he eventually started to make a living by becoming a science-fiction writer, using his more civilized and peaceful homeland as a basis for his stories. When one other writers asks Carrick how did he got back, he responds: "I never got back home. I'm still here."
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