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17th Mar '16 9:05:41 PM TheCuza
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cancelled" reveals that [[spoiler:the entire planet Earth is one of these, set up by aliens]]. Originally the intended 100th episode,[[spoiler:it was a callback to the first episode and explains why Cartman had an anal probe to begin with]]. Incidentally, [[spoiler:this episode was produced during ''Hit & Run'''s production, but aired about six months before the game came out]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cancelled" reveals that [[spoiler:the entire planet Earth is one of these, set up by aliens]]. aliens. Every different species on Earth, including different races of humans, actually originated from different planets and were all thrown onto the same planet to see what would happen. When the inhabitants of Earth discover this, they start fame-whoring it up and end up getting the show cancelled because of it ("cancelled" in this case meaning the total destruction of Earth). Eventually the boys were able to blackmail the producers of the show to simply wipe everyone's memories instead]]. Originally the intended 100th episode,[[spoiler:it episode, [[spoiler:it was a callback to the first episode and explains why Cartman had an anal probe to begin with]].with (it was one of many anal probes that transmit recorded footage back to the aliens)]]. Incidentally, [[spoiler:this episode was produced during ''Hit & Run'''s production, but aired about six months before the game came out]].
23rd Dec '15 12:07:11 AM Doug86
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* Meta comic example: Self-Demonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.

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* Meta comic example: Self-Demonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
23rd Dec '15 12:06:23 AM Doug86
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* One episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' invokes not just this plot but ''TheTrumanShow'' itself, with Eric in the Christof role and Rachel in the Truman role (complete with phobia from childhood preventing escape).

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* One episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' invokes not just this plot but ''TheTrumanShow'' ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' itself, with Eric in the Christof role and Rachel in the Truman role (complete with phobia from childhood preventing escape).



* In, ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'' you play as an AI who was trained in "how to be human"' via this method, and then suddenly forced out on its 20th birthday.

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* In, In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'' you play as an AI who was trained in "how to be human"' via this method, and then suddenly forced out on its 20th birthday.
6th Nov '15 5:48:32 PM nombretomado
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* A rather bizarre variant was featured in the ''RaveMaster'' manga. In one chapter, the team comes across an island with a popular manga that's suspiciously similar to their adventures. After finding out that the whole thing was a coincidence, they entertain the idea of being watched constantly before finally just deciding that the whole thing was a coincidence and laugh it off. [[spoiler:Then it's strongly implied that the strange gingerbread-like creature who often appears in the background is actually some kind of monitoring device-creature that exists to record their lives for the author.]]

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* A rather bizarre variant was featured in the ''RaveMaster'' ''Manga/RaveMaster'' manga. In one chapter, the team comes across an island with a popular manga that's suspiciously similar to their adventures. After finding out that the whole thing was a coincidence, they entertain the idea of being watched constantly before finally just deciding that the whole thing was a coincidence and laugh it off. [[spoiler:Then it's strongly implied that the strange gingerbread-like creature who often appears in the background is actually some kind of monitoring device-creature that exists to record their lives for the author.]]
16th Oct '15 3:07:56 PM nombretomado
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* Although it predates the reality-show phenomenon, PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'' has a similar premise: [[spoiler: the characters are living in a ''zoo'' for otherwise-extinct human ethnic groups and don't know it]].

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* Although it predates the reality-show phenomenon, PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'' has a similar premise: [[spoiler: the characters are living in a ''zoo'' for otherwise-extinct human ethnic groups and don't know it]].
2nd Aug '15 6:46:15 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* Actually done (for a short while) on an Israeli TV show, ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385446/ The Steve Show]]'', back in 2003. It started off with a budding actor calling his wife, for whom he had a unique nickname (‘Livluvít’[[labelnote:Hebrew]]לבלובית[[/labelnote]], roughly ‘Blossomette’), to tell her he’d failed an audition; Yig'al Shilon, most famous for being the host of ''Fisfusím'', an Israeli ''Series/{{Punkd}}''-style show, heard the interesting nickname and devised a RealityTV show based on this trope, getting him ‘accepted’ and following him around with 10 cameras and actual famous actors ‘working’ with him, pretending it’s all for real, and putting him in awkward positions to see how he’d react (e.g. actress [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Almagor Gila Almagor]] pretended she was a [[StickyFingers kleptomaniac]]). It lasted for a just under a month before they finally told him; despite being very surprised, he took it rather well.
20th Jun '15 2:02:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* RobertRankin's ''Armageddon: The Musical'' is another one where the entire Earth is a reality show for aliens.

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* RobertRankin's Creator/RobertRankin's ''Armageddon: The Musical'' is another one where the entire Earth is a reality show for aliens.



* The end of {{Goosebumps}}' original ''[=HorrorLand=]'' book.

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* The end of {{Goosebumps}}' Literature/{{Goosebumps}}' original ''[=HorrorLand=]'' book.
13th Jun '15 6:20:43 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* On ''JimmyTwoShoes'', Jimmy is unknowingly put on a [[GameShowAppearance game show]] to win Lucius' fortune through a SecretTestOfCharacter.

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* On ''JimmyTwoShoes'', ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Jimmy is unknowingly put on a [[GameShowAppearance game show]] to win Lucius' fortune through a SecretTestOfCharacter.
29th May '15 6:23:28 AM StFan
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* Played for laughs and drama in ''Anime/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove''.

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* Played for laughs and drama in ''Anime/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove''.''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove''
21st Apr '15 1:04:10 AM sgamer82
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* The anime ''Eternal Family''. The plot synopsis at that link sums it up pretty well.

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* The anime ''Eternal Family''. The plot synopsis at that link sums it up pretty well.Several people are implanted with false memories and their daily lives are broadcast across Champion City.
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