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22nd Jun '17 8:39:49 AM Medinoc
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*** Amusingly used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]", set in the titular war during the eighties on a Russian nuclear sub. Soviet Professor Grisenko is a fan of British Europop, listening to [[Music/DuranDuran "Hungry Like the Wolf"]] on a Walkman. When he learns the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald are from the future, he asks for details about the fate of something important to him. At first, it looks like he wants to know about major events yet to come concerning the Cold War's outcome- which could derail history given the right answer in the wrong place and wrong time, should someone wish to alter its course. He simply wants to know if Music/{{Ultravox}} broke up by 2013.

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*** Amusingly used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]", set in the titular war during the eighties on a Russian nuclear sub. Soviet Professor Grisenko is a fan of British Europop, listening to [[Music/DuranDuran "Hungry Like the Wolf"]] on a Walkman. When he learns the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald are from the future, he asks for details about the fate of something important to him. At first, it looks like he wants to know about major events yet to come concerning the Cold War's outcome- which could derail history given the right answer in the wrong place and wrong time, should someone wish to alter its course. He simply wants to know if Music/{{Ultravox}} broke up by 2013.2013[[note]]it would be hard to answer it with a simple yes or no, because while they dissolved in 1986, they also made a reunion album in 2012[[/note]].
22nd Jun '17 4:52:20 AM Medinoc
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This often heralds the beginning of a DorkAge. Can very often result in an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.

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This often heralds the beginning of a DorkAge. Can very often result in an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.
UnintentionalPeriodPiece since "current events" are usually short-lived.
19th Jun '17 10:45:34 AM Piterpicher
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* Music/VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. Unlike many of the other examples on here it's a parodic example of this trope, since the ad shows [[SelfDeprecation Ice working as a grocery store stockboy]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.

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* Music/VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay Creator/MichaelBay ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. Unlike many of the other examples on here it's a parodic example of this trope, since the ad shows [[SelfDeprecation Ice working as a grocery store stockboy]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.
15th Jun '17 3:51:44 PM WileK209
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* The ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' franchise has done this quite a bit, largely when Creator/WarnerBros took over production of the franchise. ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' is a notable example, with heavy enforcing of [[TechnologyMarchesOn the latest technology of the time]], parodies of popular movies and reality TV shows of the time, pop and rock music of the time being featured, and simply trying to be "hip" and "up to date." Even more notorious was ''WesternAnimation/ShaggyAndScoobyDooGetAClue'', which many felt to be the franchise's equivalent of the aforementioned ''Loonatics Unleashed'', especially considering both came out around the same time. (And now Warner Bros. is [[CanonDiscontinuity acting like both shows never happened]].)
15th Jun '17 3:40:33 AM dew98
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** 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 it's recent popularity]]. However, it didn't fare any well for its fans [[BrokenBase since his style of clipless reviews tend to be divided in most cases.]]

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** 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 it's recent popularity]]. However, it didn't fare any well for its fans [[BrokenBase since his style of clipless reviews tend to be get divided in most cases.]]
14th Jun '17 7:58:36 PM dew98
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**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 it's recent popularity]]. However, it didn't fare any well for its fans [[BrokenBase since his style of clipless reviews tend to be divided in most cases.]]
10th Jun '17 4:04:46 PM nombretomado
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring the Advertising/TrixRabbit, Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature, among other things, an extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' reference, and animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' more than anything.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring the Advertising/TrixRabbit, Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature, among other things, an extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' reference, and animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' more than anything.
10th Jun '17 2:07:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for WiiU and 3DS'' 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 WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU and 3DS'' 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.
10th Jun '17 2:06:24 PM Wyvernil
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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' is fairly notorious for this. Notable examples include a TakeThat to keycard hunting (something that had long since been abandoned with ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''-inspired modern military shooters), a LeeroyJenkins joke (based on something from 2005), the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Holsom Twins]] (last relevant in 2004), and a reference to Creator/ChristianBale's rant on the set of ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' from 2009. The gameplay itself was generally considered [[FollowTheLeader similar to that of]] ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (and the game features a TakeThat to it, both out-of-date [height of the Master Chief's popularity was 2007] and out-of-place [coming immediately after a section of gameplay bearing a noticeable similarity to an early ''VideoGame/Halo2'' level]).

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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' is fairly notorious for this. As the poster child for DevelopmentHell in video games, by the time it finally came out, most of its jokes and references were nearly a decade old. Notable examples include a TakeThat to keycard hunting (something that had long since been abandoned with ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''-inspired modern military shooters), a LeeroyJenkins joke (based on something from 2005), the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Holsom Twins]] (last relevant in 2004), and a reference to Creator/ChristianBale's rant on the set of ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' from 2009. The gameplay itself was generally considered [[FollowTheLeader similar to that of]] ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (and the game features a TakeThat to it, both out-of-date [height of the Master Chief's popularity was 2007] and out-of-place [coming immediately after a section of gameplay bearing a noticeable similarity to an early ''VideoGame/Halo2'' level]).
10th Jun '17 1:39:40 AM Az_Tech341
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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, "[[TitleDrop We're Still Relevant, Dammit]]!"

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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, "[[TitleDrop We're Still Relevant, Dammit]]!"
Dammit!]]"
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