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27th May '17 7:22:00 PM ZerroDefex
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** When BA first appears in the film version of ''TheATeam'' a pair of camera closeups during the fight shows "PITY" on one hand and "FOOL" on the other as he throws punches.
26th May '17 9:37:48 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* This is simultaneously parodied and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' when the Warners meet UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk. They toss him into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hits Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the camera]] and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents."

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* This is simultaneously parodied and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' when the Warners meet UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk. They toss him into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hits Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the camera]] and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents." "[[note]]Ironically, Creator/DonBluth would [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} bring the good duchess back into popular consciousness]] just a few years later[[/note]]
19th May '17 11:28:24 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Twitter}} parody account ''@seinfeldToday'' got very popular in 2014-2015 sharing imaginary Seinfeld plots based around modern technology, and was widely criticsed for being lame and uninspired (including by Creator/LarryDavid). One of its critics started a parody account of the parody account, ''@seinfeld2000'', which contained [[StylisticSuck dreadful spelling and grammar]], surreal and horrifying plotlines, and very well-produced parody {{Mashup}} videos and music. ''@seinfeld2000'' has outlived ''@seinfeldToday'' and made ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [[MemeticMutation a popular meme]].

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* The {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} parody account ''@seinfeldToday'' got very popular in 2014-2015 sharing imaginary Seinfeld plots based around modern technology, and was widely criticsed for being lame and uninspired (including by Creator/LarryDavid). One of its critics started a parody account of the parody account, ''@seinfeld2000'', which contained [[StylisticSuck dreadful spelling and grammar]], surreal and horrifying plotlines, and very well-produced parody {{Mashup}} videos and music. ''@seinfeld2000'' has outlived ''@seinfeldToday'' and made ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [[MemeticMutation a popular meme]].
10th May '17 5:34:25 AM Compucles
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** wait, ''The Perils of Pauline'' and ''The Exploits of Elaine'' were '''real''' serials? I thought that Scott Westerfeld just invented them for the ''Literature/Leviathan'' books!

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** wait, Wait, ''The Perils of Pauline'' and ''The Exploits of Elaine'' were '''real''' serials? I thought that Scott Westerfeld just invented them for the ''Literature/Leviathan'' ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' books!
10th May '17 5:15:19 AM Compucles
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*** Most people associate the phrase "D'OH" with Homer Simpson, however, [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy this phrase]] is OlderThanTheyThink. Creator/MattGroening admits he took it from James Finlayson in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film series.

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*** ** Most people associate the phrase "D'OH" with Homer Simpson, however, [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy this phrase]] is OlderThanTheyThink. Creator/MattGroening admits he took it from James Finlayson in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film series.



** Itchy and Scratchy are an extreme parody of typical animated cat-and-mouse cartoon series like WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, [[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Pixie Dixie And Mr Jinks]], WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip... and the violence typically found in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s and 1950s animated cartoons]]. Back in the day these cartoons were broadcast daily over the entire world and thus everybody immediately understood the reference. Today, even since Cartoon Network bought most of the rights, you hardly see these classic cartoons anywhere except for Youtube. Thus, the original joke will be totally lost on younger audiences.

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** Itchy and Scratchy are an extreme parody of typical animated cat-and-mouse cartoon series like WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, [[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Pixie Dixie And Mr Jinks]], WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip... and the violence typically found in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s and 1950s animated cartoons]]. Back in the day these cartoons were broadcast daily over the entire world and thus everybody immediately understood the reference. Today, even ever since Cartoon Network bought most of the rights, you hardly see these classic cartoons anywhere except for Youtube. Thus, the original joke will be totally lost on younger audiences.
10th May '17 5:01:10 AM Compucles
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* Shulk's "Now it's Shulk time!" quote in the Wii U and 3DS editions of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is a reference to the character Reyn from Shulk's home game, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. Reyn would frequently say, "Now it's Reyn time!" during battle, and the line became a common injoke among players. Because ''Smash Bros'' is a much more mainstream game than ''Xenoblade'' (which notoriously had a very limited print run in the Americas and came out extremely late in the Wii's life cycle, while ''Smash 4'' has collectively sold nearly 10 million units), Shulk's version of the line has become much more well-known among the general gaming audience.

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* Shulk's "Now it's Shulk time!" quote in the Wii U and 3DS editions of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is a reference to the character Reyn from Shulk's home game, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''.''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles''. Reyn would frequently say, "Now it's Reyn time!" during battle, and the line became a common injoke among players. Because ''Smash Bros'' Bros.'' is a much more mainstream game than ''Xenoblade'' ''Xenoblade Chronicles'' (which notoriously had a very limited print run in the Americas and came out extremely late in the Wii's life cycle, while ''Smash 4'' has collectively sold nearly 10 million units), Shulk's version of the line has become much more well-known among the general gaming audience.audience.
** Thankfully, this issue has now been partially alleviated by the release of the 3DS port of the original game.



** The character of WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn was closely modeled on a radio character named Senator Claghorn. {{Catch phrase}}s such as "That's a joke, son", now associated..."I say", associated exclusively with the loudmouthed rooster[[note]]"'loudmouthed', that is"[[/note]], were appropriated wholesale from the Senator, who today is all but forgotten. Ironically, actor Kenny Delmar, who voiced Claghorn on Fred Allen's show, could do nothing about it because he hadn't copyrighted the character -- copyright was not automatic at the time in the United States. But Warner Brothers ''did'' copyright Foghorn Leghorn, meaning Delmar had to get permission from WB to use his own character! Even more ironically, [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] has referred to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) as "Senator Foghorn Leghorn".

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** The character of WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn was closely modeled on a radio character named Senator Claghorn. {{Catch phrase}}s such as "That's a joke, son", now associated...son" and "I say", associated exclusively with the loudmouthed rooster[[note]]"'loudmouthed', that is"[[/note]], were appropriated wholesale from the Senator, who today is all but forgotten. Ironically, actor Kenny Delmar, who voiced Claghorn on Fred Allen's show, could do nothing about it because he hadn't copyrighted the character -- copyright was not automatic at the time in the United States. But Warner Brothers ''did'' copyright Foghorn Leghorn, meaning Delmar had to get permission from WB to use his own character! Even more ironically, [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] has referred to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) as "Senator Foghorn Leghorn".


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*** In fact, it's gotten to the point that most people who now study the Bible will assume that the name Nimrod is a case of unintentional irony.
6th May '17 9:49:14 PM evknucklehead
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*** This came back to bite one group of contestants on another Woolery show, ''Series/{{Greed}}'', who were asked to pick out the one game show Woolery had not hosted, with the possible answers being ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'', ''Series/LoveConnection'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', and ''Series/SingledOut''. The contestants chose ''Wheel'', when the correct answer was ''Singled Out''.
29th Apr '17 1:00:46 PM nombretomado
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%%** Or [[SaluteYourShorts "Ug, one time his face turned blue...."]]

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%%** Or [[SaluteYourShorts [[Series/SaluteYourShorts "Ug, one time his face turned blue...."]]
29th Apr '17 9:25:11 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** wait, ''The Perils of Pauline'' and ''The Exploits of Elaine'' were '''real''' serials? I thought that Scott Westerfeld just invented them for the ''Literature/Leviathan'' books!
30th Mar '17 11:54:23 AM SAMAS
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** An inversion of the Trope. While "Hand und Franz" never eclipsed Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger by a long shot, many of their features and {{Running Gag}}s are incorporated in the [[TheAhnold numerous expies of him]].
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