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14th Nov '17 10:33:08 AM rjd1922
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' criticizes the use of this trope in the things he reviews, pointing out how it doesn't make a movie more clever and simply makes it age faster. When he reviewed ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', despite thinking it was ridiculous, one of his points of praise was that it ''didn't'' try to be cool by invoking this trope. This would soon follow suit in the recent revival seasons (Starting with Film/JurassicWorld) when he started making clipless reviews of recent movies for two reasons: [[TakeThat False copyright claims]] and [[FollowTheLeader its recent popularity]]. However, it didn't fare any well for its fans [[BrokenBase since his style of clipless reviews tend to get divided in most cases.]]
* ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' mocks the trailer for ''Film/ZooKeeper'' for using the song "Low" by Music/TPain in 2011, after its heyday in 2007. They speculated that the film will likely reference things like MySpace as well, all while thinking the trailer was meant to be a parody.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' criticizes the use of this trope in the things he reviews, pointing out how it doesn't make a movie more clever and simply makes it age faster. When he reviewed ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', despite thinking it was ridiculous, one of his points of praise was that it ''didn't'' try to be cool by invoking this trope. This would soon follow suit in the recent revival seasons (Starting with Film/JurassicWorld) ''Film/JurassicWorld'') when he started making clipless reviews of recent movies for two reasons: [[TakeThat False copyright claims]] and [[FollowTheLeader its recent popularity]]. However, it didn't fare any well for its fans [[BrokenBase since his style of clipless reviews tend to get divided in most cases.]]
* ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' mocks the trailer for ''Film/ZooKeeper'' for using the song "Low" by Music/TPain in 2011, after its heyday in 2007. They speculated that the film will likely reference things like MySpace Website/MySpace as well, all while thinking the trailer was meant to be a parody.
12th Nov '17 10:02:21 AM Ookamikun
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS'' makes heavy use of references and memes (even really old ones), and the [[https://www.facebook.com/SmashBrosEN?ref=ts&fref=ts Facebook page]] never misses a chance to spout a meme or indirectly say that they are very aware of what the fandom thinks. While most people laugh along, sometimes they try so hard it backfires, like Pokémon Trainer's trophy referencing the anime and its song (without any description about Red himself). And [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena's Guidance]], depending on the conversation, just throws multiple memes in a row, to the point it sounds forced for the fans and confusing for those who don't get it.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS'' makes heavy use of references and memes (even really old ones), and the [[https://www.facebook.com/SmashBrosEN?ref=ts&fref=ts Facebook page]] never misses a chance to spout a meme or indirectly say that they are very aware of what the fandom thinks. While most people laugh along, sometimes they try so hard it backfires, like Pokémon Trainer's trophy referencing the anime and its song (without any description about Red himself).backfires. And [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena's Guidance]], depending on the conversation, just throws multiple memes in a row, to the point it sounds forced for the fans and confusing for those who don't get it.
12th Nov '17 7:27:01 AM LondonKdS
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* Agatha Christie's Literature/HerculePoirot novel ''Third Girl'' attempts to introduce Swinging London youth culture, to somewhat uncomfortable effect.
7th Nov '17 1:51:48 AM jormis29
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** After the short-lived ''Sgt. Savage'' retool, they released ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', which gave us a TotallyRadical team TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. They soon went back to the original 1982 premise, upon which every subsequent adaptation has been based.

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** After the short-lived ''Sgt. Savage'' retool, ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', they released ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', which gave us a TotallyRadical team TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. They soon went back to the original 1982 premise, upon which every subsequent adaptation has been based.
4th Nov '17 12:10:59 PM CyberTiger88
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Suppose you've got yourself a {{Long Runner|s}}. And while your Long Runner hasn't really wavered in popularity, not significantly, you still want to connect with the youth of today. [[TrendAesop Perhaps you'd also like to comment on current pop-culture events as well]].

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Suppose you've got yourself a {{Long Runner|s}}. And while your Long Runner hasn't really wavered in popularity, not significantly, you still want to connect with the youth of today. [[TrendAesop Perhaps you'd also like to comment on current pop-culture events as well]].
pop-culture]] and [[IssueDrift political events]].
26th Oct '17 7:54:14 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** The June 2016 episode "Garfield and Friends" closes with a reference to the "Deal with it" meme.

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** The June 2016 episode "Garfield and Friends" indirectly alludes to the then-upcoming presidential election and closes with a reference to the "Deal with it" meme.
23rd Oct '17 11:04:24 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The sixth season of ''Series/CameraCafe'' which came out in 2017, five years after the end of the previous one, and [[ChannelHop was brought]] to the second channel of Italian state television, reeks of this trope. The company [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld has been sold to the Chinese]], the episodes reference often apps, social networks, new technologies and fads like the "mannequin challenge", there's talks of immigrants like one of their new co-workers, however despite all this the episodes still go on about the same way as always. Some say that it's meant to show how office life never really changes, others say that for that reason such specific references aren't needed and will one day turn the most recent episodes into an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.
18th Oct '17 2:06:10 PM SkylaNoivern
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* A British/Irish advert for Domino's Piza in 2017 features [[TotallyRadical four radically-dressed teenagers going around impressing girls]], which at one point, one of them spins a fidget spinner. This advertisement started airing in September 2017, a good few months after fidget spinners were on their way out.

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* A British/Irish advert for Domino's Piza in 2017 Domino Pizza's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6WxAqWzCGw Food of Squads]]" advert, first aired around September 2017, features [[TotallyRadical four radically-dressed teenagers going around impressing girls]], which at one point, one of them pulls out and spins a two fidget spinner. spinners. This advertisement started airing in September wouldn't be so much of a problem had it aired earlier (around May-July 2017, a good few months after fidget spinners when they were on at their way out.peak of popularity), but by September, the trend was already dying off.
13th Oct '17 11:02:39 AM rjd1922
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* Related to above, read the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p1eVLEbOIw Youtube comments on]] Creator/{{HBO}}'s ''Beware The Slenderman'' video, with many mocking HBO's documentary of depicting a meme/creepypasta that died in popularity in 2012.

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* Related to above, read the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p1eVLEbOIw Youtube YouTube comments on]] Creator/{{HBO}}'s ''Beware The the Slenderman'' video, with many mocking HBO's documentary of depicting a meme/creepypasta that died in popularity in 2012.
13th Oct '17 11:01:39 AM rjd1922
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* The Truth anti-tobacco initiative launched their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4srWvLXZRw "It's a Trap"]] ad in Summer 2015 to prove that they were still relevant to TheNewTens after having been active since the Bush Era. The entire video just consists of [[MemeticMutation popular Internet memes]] springing to life and yelling "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a trap!]]" whenever kids consider casually smoking at a party. Note that none of them even say the signature lines that made them funny in the first place; apparently, the producers thought that hearing another (unrelated) meme reference would automatically make the audience laugh.

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* The Truth anti-tobacco initiative launched their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4srWvLXZRw com/watch?v=dfeVx_bOzdg "It's a Trap"]] ad in Summer 2015 to prove that they were still relevant to TheNewTens after having been active since the Bush Era. The entire video just consists of [[MemeticMutation popular Internet memes]] springing to life and yelling "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a trap!]]" whenever kids consider casually smoking at a party. Note that none of them even say the signature lines that made them funny in the first place; apparently, the producers thought that hearing another (unrelated) meme reference would automatically make the audience laugh.
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