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24th Feb '17 3:51:26 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the first episode of ''Series/JasonKing''. King is a novelist who is adapting his adventure series for an American TV network, but the executive he's pitching to insists on dumbing it down.
-->'''Executive:''' There are a lot of important plotlines there. I don't want our audience to miss anything.
-->'''Jason King:''' Miss anything? It's translucent to the point of confusion! It'll all become clear as the story progresses.
-->'''Executive:''' Jason, you know that, and I know that -- but we're intelligent people!
19th Jan '17 2:10:04 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* WebVideo/{{Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} discussed this trope a bit in his Oscar Retrospective, suggesting that this is what the producers behind the Oscars believe, hence the extreme dumbing down and almost schizophrenic nature the Oscars of the past few years have taken.

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* WebVideo/{{Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} [[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Kinley Mochrie]] discussed this trope a bit in his her Oscar Retrospective, suggesting that this is what the producers behind the Oscars believe, hence the extreme dumbing down and almost schizophrenic nature the Oscars of the past few years have taken.
9th Dec '16 11:03:51 AM Unicorndance
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* AesopAmnesia

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* AesopAmnesiaAesopAmnesia: Character learns AnAesop but un-learns it the next time round.



* AnimationAgeGhetto
* AntiIntellectualism

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* AnimationAgeGhetto
AnimationAgeGhetto-The belief that only children watch cartoons.
* AntiIntellectualismAntiIntellectualism-poking fun at intellectuals.



* {{Anvilicious}}
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign

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* {{Anvilicious}}
{{Anvilicious}}-a not-subtle-at-all Aesop.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeignAsLongAsItSoundsForeign-words that are not foreign, but are put in to "sound" foreign.



* ButNotTooForeign

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* ButNotTooForeignButNotTooForeign-someone is half-foreign.



* CaptainObvious
* Sometimes, CharacterDerailment

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* CaptainObvious
CaptainObvious-stating the obvious.
* Sometimes, CharacterDerailmentCharacterDerailment-character changes personality with no explanation.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartmentDepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment-repeating things.



* NeverSayDie

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* NeverSayDieNeverSayDie-words like "die", "kill" and "dead" are not allowed to be said.



* ThisLoserIsYou

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* ThisLoserIsYouThisLoserIsYou-making the main character a "loser" in hopes they're relatable.
24th Oct '16 2:57:36 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ScriptWank (The creator explicitly spells out a message becaue they don't trust the audience to pick up on the subtext, goes hand in hand with...)

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* ScriptWank (The creator explicitly spells out a work's message becaue because they don't trust the audience to pick up on the subtext, goes hand in hand with...)
24th Oct '16 2:56:57 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ScriptWank

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* ScriptWankScriptWank (The creator explicitly spells out a message becaue they don't trust the audience to pick up on the subtext, goes hand in hand with...)
7th Sep '16 2:08:27 PM triton
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2nd Sep '16 7:34:12 PM jamespolk
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* DiscussedTrope in ''Film/HMPulhamEsq''. Harry works at an ad agency. He says he doesn't get an ad. Ellsmere suggests it's because Harry doesn't have any brains. Harry's boss leaves no doubt this trope is in effect.
--> "Do you suppose for the average person who sees this picture is going to have any brains? We're not trying to be intellectual, Ellsmere."
21st Jun '16 3:36:44 AM TheBuddy26
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12th May '16 9:35:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', Abstergo Entertainment, a newly formed division of Abstergo Industries which is the modern front for TheKnightsTemplar, is seeking to produce a feature film based on UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. Their approach to the project is to use their GeneticMemory research technology to discover what life was really like back in that era, then edit and sanitize it until it's another piece of Creator/MichaelBay-esque schlock, believing that that will sell more tickets. This functions as both a [[SelfDeprecation Take That Me]] at the real entertainment industry and as a reflection of the Templars' attempts to [[InvokedTrope turn everyone into the kinds of mindless zombies that are easily swayed by media]].

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', Abstergo Entertainment, a newly formed division of Abstergo Industries which is the modern front for TheKnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, is seeking to produce a feature film based on UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. Their approach to the project is to use their GeneticMemory research technology to discover what life was really like back in that era, then edit and sanitize it until it's another piece of Creator/MichaelBay-esque schlock, believing that that will sell more tickets. This functions as both a [[SelfDeprecation Take That Me]] at the real entertainment industry and as a reflection of the Templars' attempts to [[InvokedTrope turn everyone into the kinds of mindless zombies that are easily swayed by media]].
3rd Apr '16 1:46:47 PM merotoker
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* {{Lampshaded}} by the Authors of ''ComicBook/ActionPhilosophers'' as the reason for the creation of these comics. A TruthInTelevision example is mentioned in the recommended books of the Freud-Jung-Campbell issue where it turns out that [[spoiler: Jung wrote a book for his students, simplifying his ideas, because he wanted them to actually understand what he was teaching]].

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the Authors of ''ComicBook/ActionPhilosophers'' as the reason for the creation of these comics. A TruthInTelevision example is mentioned in the recommended books of the Freud-Jung-Campbell issue where it turns out that [[spoiler: Jung wrote a book for his students, simplifying his ideas, because he wanted them to actually understand what he was teaching]].



* On ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', Garth has a ''very'' low opinion of [[HypocriticalHumour pretty much everyone]] that isn't him, and treats the audience and many of the people he works with like they have single-digit [=IQ=]s.

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* On ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', Garth has a ''very'' low opinion of [[HypocriticalHumour [[HypocriticalHumor pretty much everyone]] that isn't him, and treats the audience and many of the people he works with like they have single-digit [=IQ=]s.



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon Hollywood Babylon]], the network executive Brad Redding is concerned the audience will not understand how the ghosts in Hell could hear the chanting. Marty agrees to add in an [[{{exposition}} "explainer"]], and the next time the scene is filmed the following additional dialogue has been inserted.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon Hollywood Babylon]], Babylon]]", the network executive Brad Redding is concerned the audience will not understand how the ghosts in Hell could hear the chanting. Marty agrees to add in an [[{{exposition}} "explainer"]], and the next time the scene is filmed the following additional dialogue has been inserted.



* Parodied in a sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. Creator/GilbertAndSullivan are facing critical failure and try to recapture their past glory with new works such as [[Film/{{Jaws}} "Shark With Big Teeth"]] and [[Film/TheExorcist "The Girl With A Demon That Was Removed By a Vicar"]]. When all of these prove to be even ''more'' unsuccessful, Gilbert and Sullivan decide the shows weren't "accessible" enough and they need something more in the style of their last popular hit ''Theatre/TheMikado'' - so they write an incredibly crude and racist operetta about [[HollywoodNatives natives in the jungle]], which is a smash. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] as Sullivan asks "you don't think we've ... cheapened ourselves?" and Gilbert replies "Nah."

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* Parodied in a sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. Creator/GilbertAndSullivan are facing critical failure and try to recapture their past glory with new works such as [[Film/{{Jaws}} "Shark With Big Teeth"]] and [[Film/TheExorcist "The Girl With A Demon That Was Removed By a Vicar"]]. When all of these prove to be even ''more'' unsuccessful, Gilbert and Sullivan decide the shows weren't "accessible" enough and they need something more in the style of their last popular hit ''Theatre/TheMikado'' - so they write an incredibly crude and racist operetta about [[HollywoodNatives natives in the jungle]], which is a smash. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d as Sullivan asks "you don't think we've ... cheapened ourselves?" and Gilbert replies "Nah."



* In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', Film/PearlHarbor parody, this trope is suggested to be the reason why the film included a bombing mission on Tokyo; the way history is taught, viewers might have left theaters with the impression that the Japanese won the war after bombing Pearl Harbor.

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* In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', Film/PearlHarbor ''Film/PearlHarbor'' parody, this trope is suggested to be the reason why the film included a bombing mission on Tokyo; the way history is taught, viewers might have left theaters with the impression that the Japanese won the war after bombing Pearl Harbor.



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', Abstergo Entertainment, a newly formed division of Abstergo Industries which is the modern front for TheKnightsTemplar, is seeking to produce a feature film based on UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. Their approach to the project is to use their GeneticMemory research technology to discover what life was really like back in that era, then edit and sanitize it until it's another piece of Creator/MichaelBay-esque schlock, believing that that will sell more tickets. This functions as both a TakeThatMe at the real entertainment industry and as a reflection of the Templars' attempts to [[InvokedTrope turn everyone into the kinds of mindless zombies that are easily swayed by media]].

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', Abstergo Entertainment, a newly formed division of Abstergo Industries which is the modern front for TheKnightsTemplar, is seeking to produce a feature film based on UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. Their approach to the project is to use their GeneticMemory research technology to discover what life was really like back in that era, then edit and sanitize it until it's another piece of Creator/MichaelBay-esque schlock, believing that that will sell more tickets. This functions as both a TakeThatMe [[SelfDeprecation Take That Me]] at the real entertainment industry and as a reflection of the Templars' attempts to [[InvokedTrope turn everyone into the kinds of mindless zombies that are easily swayed by media]].



* Parodied in the ColdOpen of ''Machinima/TheGmodIdiotBox'' Episode 7, where an unscrupulous [=YouTube=] user asks about a song in an ''Idiot Box'' episode, despite the very clear notice that songs are listed in the description. #1 is quick to express his disapproval.
* On ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', Linkara conjectures that the Rangers on ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' shout out their names during the ThemeSong because the production team assumed little kids would be too stupid to remember them otherwise.

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* Parodied in the ColdOpen [[TheTeaser Cold Open]] of ''Machinima/TheGmodIdiotBox'' Episode 7, where an unscrupulous [=YouTube=] user asks about a song in an ''Idiot Box'' episode, despite the very clear notice that songs are listed in the description. #1 is quick to express his disapproval.
* On ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', Linkara conjectures that the Rangers on ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' shout out their names during the ThemeSong [[ThemeTune Theme Song]] because the production team assumed little kids would be too stupid to remember them otherwise.



* In the ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS7E9 review]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', the Analysts state that the reason the film was so heavy-handed with its GreenAesop was so that the audience wouldn't be confused. The Critic argues that like the book, the film should try challenging the audience and make them think, and it's shown that the audience quickly lose interest in the film due to how forgettable it was.

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* In the ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS7E9 review]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', the Analysts state that the reason the film was so heavy-handed with its GreenAesop was so that the audience wouldn't be confused. The Critic argues that like the book, the film should try challenging the audience and make them think, and it's shown that the audience quickly lose interest in the film due to how forgettable it was.



* ''WebVideo/StuartAshen'' takes offense at the PlayStationVita's "Welcome Park" tutorial program, which has the voiceover of a children's show. He doesn't even give it 10 seconds before he [[PrecisionFStrike rudely cuts it off]].

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* ''WebVideo/StuartAshen'' takes offense at the PlayStationVita's UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}}'s "Welcome Park" tutorial program, which has the voiceover of a children's show. He doesn't even give it 10 seconds before he [[PrecisionFStrike rudely cuts it off]].



** PlayedForLaughs, and almost always lampshades. It is meant to parody how commonly the ''Irate Gamer'' would circle every little detail on the screen in a green circle.

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** PlayedForLaughs, and almost always lampshades. lampshaded. It is meant to parody how commonly the ''Irate Gamer'' ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer'' would circle every little detail on the screen in a green circle.



** His review of Super Mario Bros. 1 and 2, which features two different stories in parallel timelines, has the message "Pay attention now because my fans are morons" at the beginning. This parodies the warning at the beginning of the Irate Gamer's review of Mario is Missing/Mario's Time Machine, which also featured the same type of parallel timelines storytelling.

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** His review of Super ''Super Mario Bros. 1 1'' and 2, ''2'', which features two different stories in parallel timelines, has the message "Pay attention now because my fans are morons" at the beginning. This parodies the warning at the beginning of the Irate Gamer's review of Mario ''Mario is Missing/Mario's Time Machine, Machine'', which also featured the same type of parallel timelines storytelling.
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