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->''"Oh my god! Wiki/TVTropes used one of my quotes!"''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', review on ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' #306 (once again using one of his quotes)

It's no surprise that the TV Tropes Wiki is one of the most popular websites on the Internet,[[note]]([[http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/tvtropes.org as of the last time we checked, we're actually 3,018th]])[[/note]] and, equally, it's no surprise that other webpages want to give us a ShoutOut, or that we would want to return the favor by shouting back to the pages that reference us.

Also see TVTropesInOtherWikis, JustForFun/WeirdestInboundLinkOfTheDay, OneOfUs.

'''''Note''''': Many terms and concepts used on this site have [[OlderThanTheyThink been around since before this site ever even existed]], so be sure to check if a reference is ''definitely'' about this website before adding it as an example.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThinkingInLittleGreenBoxes'' has Literature/HarryPotter celebrate when he learns we made a page for the fic here. He even passes out a link to the page to everyone.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' fic series FanFic/ThisTimeRound:
** ''Storytime'' ''[[http://www.ttrarchive.com/spec2.html The Speckled Band]]'', has Baby Mel shout "[[IncomingHam Did somebody order]] A [[LargeHam LARGE HAM]]?" when BrianBlessed {{Expy}} Prubert Gastridge appears as the villain.
** [[http://www.ttrarchive.com/yatr.html Another TTR story]] states at the bottom that it was written purely because the FanFic/ThisTimeRound entry said there wasn't a genderbent 'Round.
* Several chapters of ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' refer to several tropes.
* Gregg Landsman, author of ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'', has referenced tropes in his story multiple times. For instance, [[spoiler:Iruel greeting Asuka]] with "Hey there {{Woobie}}, how's Mommy treating you?", and Shinji somewhat-sarcastically referring to himself as a "BigDamnHero". He even has a link to the trope page for ''Nobody Dies'' in the signature of his spacebattles.com account.
* [[http://pishoque.net/brian/fanfic/kbdh/index.htm Kyon: Big Damn Hero]] is a story that is described as a crossover between LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and TVTropes. Based on the [[{{Troperiffic}} massive number of tropes]] listed on [[Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero the Main Trope page for the story]], not to mention several tropes [[ShoutOut referred to]] [[ConversationalTroping by name]], it's pretty safe to say that the author is OneOfUs.
* The author of ''LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'' was apparently pleased to find our entry on it. Dark randomly declares himself a "sutle [sic] MagnificentBastard" as a TakeThat to the wiki claiming Dark had no subtle gambits, and we're suddenly told Near did a lot of [[FelonyMisdemeanor supposedly evil things]] after TVTropes claimed Near did nothing worthy of his ChewToy status. Later, he thought it was awesome that @/{{Slowzombie}} is {{l|etsPlay}}iveblogging it, [[LiteralMinded Slow's eye problems notwithstanding]].
* The round-robin, multibranching fic ''[[http://addventure.bast-enterprises.de/frecent.php?tag=Switching+Places%2FEva%21 Switching Places/Eva!]]'' on the Anime Addventure. In this ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''/''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' crossover, [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] [[NoSocialSkills Ayanami]] has begun using [="TVTropes.jp"=] as a tool to help her understand human interactions. [[http://addventure.bast-enterprises.de/253452.html It's unclear whether this is a good idea or not]].
* ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' has the author reccommend us to any readers who want to know what [[SanitySlippage Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome]] is. Later we see 'Trope's Library of Literary Tools' in Celestia's library.
* Another Pony fic is outright titled ''Fanfic/ShippingGoggles''.
* Fanfiction author [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/849822/Shadow_Crystal_Mage Shadow Crystal Mage]] makes constant references to tropes by name, and admits outright that his goal is to be referenced on as many pages as possible.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecretLifeOfDolls'' has an [[http://cleoland.pbworks.com/slod-09-0303-monsters installment]] titled after the trope HeWhoFightsMonsters. (Example is not an OlderThanTheyThink. Cleo links to the article.)
* ''WebVideo/PrincessTutuAbridged'' often refers to tropes by name. An entire sub-plot was created because of a single run through the ShippingTropes. It's the Shipping Bridge! And being put in a CargoShip is the worst thing that can happen. But no worries, the [[RomanticPlotTumor the entire plot]] is now focusing on Duck and Fakir. Drusselmeyer hates it.
* ''FanFic/TotalDramaEquestria'' has Izzy at various points flat out ''asking'' people to edit the TV Tropes page for the story, even begging in some cases.

* ''[[Literature/MediochreQSethSeries Black, White and Shades of Mediochre]]'' features a character named XanatosGambit. No, really. First name Xanatos, second name Gambit. Since the character is a NerdInEvilsHelmet and the author is OneOfUs, the reference is certainly intentional.
* A brief one in book five of Charles Stross's ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', ''The Rhesus Chart''. A mathematician who was given a certain line of calculations to visualize wakes up to find himself unusually photosensitive, possessed of superhuman reflexes and mind-warping abilities, invisible in the mirror...and thirsty for blood. Naturally, his reaction after calming down from a rather understandable freakout is to check Wikipedia and [=TVTropes=] for information on vampires.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On the March 8, 2013 episode of ''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher'', the term "Hannibal Lecture" is used in reference to the "Cannibal Cop" story.
* TV Tropes began with covering ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' which would mention tropes by name throughout the series. With the release of Season Ten Episode 4 in the comics, it's come full circle with Willow and Andrew discussing Dark Willow as a trope where it becomes a RunningGag, before Andrew says he's not CaptainObvious and Spike goes INeedAFreakingDrink.

[[folder:Printed Media, Blogs, and other Publications]]
* The September 2010 issue of ''Wired'' magazine featured [[http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/pl_brown_story_reheat/ a short article on us.]]
-->A visit to TVT&I will teach you [[RuleOfThree three things]]: (1) originality is dead, (2) no one misses it, and (3) [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife you’ve just blown six hours]].
* Wired's September 2012 article on [[http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/10/tv-tropes-alternate-reality-game/ the Alternate Reality Game]].
* Scans_daily mentions us a lot, especially in the comments (usually a link, accompanied by LOTS of warnings about life-ruining side effects.)
* Been mentioned in the editorial for the January edition of SFX magazine.
* LetsPlay/{{Rao|cow}}[[http://www.youtube.com/user/raocow cow]] has occasionally referenced us in his {{Lets Play}}s. In a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbP8yS2MiFQ video]], after mentioning "EpilepticTrees", he outright tells people to visit the site.
* [[http://www.reddit.com/domain/tvtropes.org On Reddit.]]
* David Sirota of ''Salon'' linked to our page on the NobleSavage in his February 2013 list of [[http://www.salon.com/2013/02/21/oscar_loves_a_white_savior/ major Academy Award-nominated or -winning films from the past quarter-century]]. He referred specifically to ''Film/DancesWithWolves'' as "the modern era's emblematic example" of films whose protagonist "went native" among {{Noble Savage}}s.
* [[http://www.costik.com/paranoia/2009/01/tvtropesorg.html Allen Varney blogged about the site on Paranoia.]]
* [[http://www.metafilter.com/65131/TV-Tropes-Wiki MetaFilter likes us too, apparently.]]
* [[ Let's hope the NaNoWriMo writers don't waste their time on TV Tropes when they should be writing.]]
* [[http://www.killerstartups.com/Site-Reviews/tvtropes-org-writer-s-tricks-and-tropes The site was reviewed on Killer Startups.]]
* [[http://fritzfreiheit.com/blog/2008/10/05/exploring-the-tvtropesorg-wiki/ Fritz Freiheit wrote about the site on his blog.]] [[http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Exploring_the_TvTropes.org_wiki He included a copy of the blog post on his wiki.]]
* [[http://library.calvin.edu/content/resource_abstract/7980 The Hekman Library includes the site as a research resource.]]
* A blog called [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/lovecraft-on-film-from-tvtropesorg.html Grim Reviews]].
* Bruce Sterling [[http://blog.wired.com/sterling/2009/01/tv-tropes-the-a.html mentioned us]] on ''Wired'' blogs.
* This [[http://www.boingboing.net/2004/03/11/tv-cliches-catalogue.html Boing Boing]] front-pager sticks out a bit.
* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20041023053636/http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/blog/000090.shtml THE BBC!]] Yes, Creator/TheBBC!
* The Viking's Progress, a blog by a Physician Assistant gives us a shout out [[http://febrifuge.blogspot.com/2009/07/royal-pains-ep-4-tb-or-not-tb-but.html here]]
* [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=index This]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fansite references some tropes and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife warns about the dangers of Trope Addiction]] with every link to this site. It's a {{Troper Work|s}}, and the main site of Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou.
* A Semantic Web researcher discovers that [[http://www.semanticuniverse.com/blogs-mary-sue-magnificent-bastards-tv-tropes-and-spontaneous-linked-data.html we have the Linked Data nature]],and that we may be able to teach the experts a thing or two about building data webs. Maybe ''this'' is why it's so addictive.
* [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/eastwick/pilot_93_1.php?page=6 At least one mention]] on a Website/TelevisionWithoutPity recap, not to mention their forums.
* German weekly newspaper [[http://www.zeit.de/kultur/literatur/2009-11/tv-tropes Die Zeit]]
* Website/{{Cracked}}:
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18409_the-5-most-statistically-full-shit-national-stereotypes.html An article on bullshit stereotypes]], linking to CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys and BritishTeeth.
** On [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18412_6-absurd-movie-tv-plot-twists-that-really-happened.html implausible TV and movie plots that actually happened]] linking to SwitchedAtBirth.
** They even have a [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-4848-tv-tropes/ page]] on us.
** In the October 2010 Cracked contest for what the movie posters would look like for certain web sites, [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_143_if-every-website-got-dramatic-movie-adaptation/ we had the winning poster.]]
** [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_199_17-board-games-too-awesome-to-exist/ Another Photoshop bit]] postulates TVTropes the BoardGame.
** And another [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_385_21-tiny-changes-that-would-ruin-great-websites_p2/ found our Kryptonite]] (We're #13).
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22058_6-insulting-movie-adaptations-strong-female-characters.html The article]] on [[AdaptationDecay insulting adaptations]] of female characters has a reference to TV Tropes and a link to the WolverinePublicity page.
** TV Tropes is mentioned in a far less flattering light in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-websites-that-are-clearly-f2123king-with-me_p2/ this article]], which argues that the Tropers posting in the Real Life categories often have no idea what the real world is actually like.
* Website/TheAgonyBooth referenced a few trope titles in [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Repo__The_Genetic_Opera_2008.aspx their review]] of ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', then [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Repo__The_Genetic_Opera_2008.aspx?Page=5 page 5]] features this tidbit:
-->This song is just awful, so much so that TV Tropes, which is run by people who like ''everything'', lists this scene as Repo's DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck.
* Here's [[http://io9.com/5479423/behind-the-wiki-meet-tv-tropes-cofounder-fast-eddie?skyline=true&s=i a thing from io9]], a great online 'zine for all things [=SFnal=] and cool.
* Dragonfree lovingly peppers her [[http://www.dragonflycave.com/movies.aspx movie reviews]] with links to tropes that pop up in the Pokemon films.
* The LA Times had [[http://tinyurl.com/ybkph8r a look at us.]]
* KnowYourMeme used this site to confirm if YoutubePoop was a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/youtube-poop meme]]. It's not just YTP, though. There are at least five other articles that have mentioned or linked back to this wiki.
* ''Arcade'', Stanford University's salon magazine, has a [[http://arcade.stanford.edu/tvtropesorg-future-of-humanities write-up about us.]]
* Major online newspaper Slate.com has reference not once, not twice, not thrice, but a bunch of times:
** [[http://www.slate.com/id/2218464/ Here]] under [[KickTheDog "a dog to kick"]].
** [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/browbeat/archive/2009/07/13/today-s-google-trends-tv-tropes.aspx Here]] referring to ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' referring to us.
** In [[http://www.slate.com/id/2246621/ this]] podcast.
** An explicit reference and link [[http://www.slate.com/id/2256473/ here]] in an article about Music/LadyGaga's use of NaughtyNuns.
** Two more links come from a [[http://www.slate.com/id/2264312/pagenum/all/ lengthy examination]] of the {{Dead Horse|Trope}} moving to ForgottenTrope of {{Quicksand|Sucks}} in media.
* [[Website/BadassOfTheWeek Amazing Ben]] has referenced this site in some of his articles.
* The site received an entry in the 2011 edition of ''Schott's Almanac'', a catalogue of recent events, trends and phenomena, along with a list of some of the {{trope}}s present here.
* The Febuary 2011 issue of ''Maximum PC'' includes this site on a [[http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/100_websites_see_you_die_part_1 list of 101 websites everyone should see once]].
* Wired's Geekdad [[http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/06/banned-books-tv-tropes-and-other-ways-to-trick-teen-boys-into-reading-great-literature/ recommends]] [=TVTropes=] to keep kids reading over the summer.
* The "distributed recommendation system" [[http://skipforward.opendfki.de/ Skipforward]] provides a linked-data wrapper for [=TVTropes=] called [[http://skipforward.opendfki.de/wiki/DBTropes DBTropes]]. Among other things, it provides a machine-readable interface to the wiki.
* Ralph Keyes mentions TV Tropes in the bibliography of his book ''Euphemania''--though there's no mention in the main text.
* In [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/24/fanfiction-deserves-more-respect this article]] in ''The Guardian'' on fanfiction, there's a direct reference to the trope MostFanficWritersAreGirls.
* The Macintosh Garden [[http://macintoshgarden.org/games/lexi-cross page]] for ''VideoGame/LexiCross'' includes the game description from [=TVTropes=].
* [[NGamer Nintendo Gamer]] Issue 76 references ContractualBossImmunity in an article on boss battles.
* ''Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Creator/JossWhedon by the Women who Love Them'' includes several trope references, the most notable being Nancy Kay Shapiro's essay on why Spike is her {{Woobie}}.
* The University of Southern California digital news magazine has an article about TV Tropes here. [[http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/12/hive-mind-what-you-never-knew-you-never-knew]]
* The comic series ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has had three references to TV Tropes so far, in the form of drinks. Issue #11 had "NightmareFuel", issue #13 had "MoodWhiplash", and issue #18 had "[[BerserkButton Berzerker Button]]". Should be noted that [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/remarks.php?trope=ComicBook.TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Roberts is known to visit here]] on occasion.
* ''Entertainment Weekly'''s Sept. 20/27, 2013 issue mentions us in [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20302134_20733792,00.html their B- review]] of the then-upcoming Creator/{{CBS}} {{sitcom}} ''{{Mom}}'', criticizing its {{Flat Character}}s as something "tvtropes.org could've drafted".
* [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2014/01/bare-feet-as-trope-in-media.html This post]] at the Anime Feet blog criticizes our DoesNotLikeShoes page.
* Apparently Mark Rosewater, Head Designer for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/79331518021/do-you-have-an-opinion-on-tv-tropes thinks we are "awesome"]].
* In the August 2014 issue of ''Otaku USA'', Jason Bradley Thompson's review of ''LightNovel/SeikokuNoDragonar'' has this reference:
-->[[ClicheStorm Every element of this story feels ripped off]] from a [=TVTropes=] page, from the {{tsundere}} {{love interest}} who's cold on the outside (the love interest isn't [[OurDragonsAreDifferent the dragon]], incidentally), to the evil technological [[TheEmpire Empire]] whose secret agents [[AnachronismStew wield Uzis while everyone else is running around in pseudo-European garb]].
* In a ''National Review'' [[http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432350/if-i-say-do-it-theyre-going-do-it-thats-what-leadership-all-about column]] on the 2016 US Presidential election, Jim Geraghty discusses how ''Series/TwentyFour'' AntiHero Jack Bauer refused to cross the MoralEventHorizon, complete with a link to the trope page.
* NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day article for August 23, 2016 [[http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160823.html]] links to the ThatsNoMoon article.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', in the sourcebook ''Swords at Dawn,'' details Talecrafting, a way Changelings can tweak fate to force life to follow story conventions, such as the RuleOfThree, the Evil Stepmother, or the [[EccentricMentor elderly mentor]]. Guess what site they reference as a good place to find inspiration?
* ''TabletopGame/{{Fate}}: Core'' system ([[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/fate-core link]]) has the following advice about the setting for a Fate game:
-->If you're inventing a setting, you have more work cut out for you. It's beyond the scope of this chapter to tell you how to make a setting; we're assuming you already know how to do that if that's what you're choosing to do. (Besides, we live in a vast world of media. See '''tvtropes.org''' if you don't believe us.)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a ''monster'' in its 2010 Christmas content called the [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Tome_of_Tropes "Tome of Tropes." ]]
--> "You can't focus your attention on working, or on much of anything, so you turn to the nuclear solution of boredom: the Tome of Tropes. It's a giant book that explains and gives clever names to all of the recurring themes in literature, popular culture, and even real life. There are two things about the book that make it purest evil: the first is that anyone can add to it, so it's always changing and growing larger. The second is that [[WikiWalk every entry contains several references to other cleverly-named tropes, and touching one of those names sends you to an explanation of that trope's name, complete with references to other tropes]]... and at some point [[BrowserNarcotic you look up and see you're eight years older than when you started]]."
* One of the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' title blurbs reads: "Less addictive than TV Tropes!"
* Two of Peacock's moves in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' are tropes documented on this wiki, and [[AllThereInTheManual the move list]] says that their names actually are "BigBallOfViolence" and "ShadowOfImpendingDoom". [[ReferenceOverdosed Given the nature of the game]], and ''especially'' [[CloudCuckoolander the nature of Peacock]], this ''really'' isn't surprising.

* As ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' admits, [[http://www.dorktower.com/2011/01/18/dork-tower-tuesday-january-18-2011/ TVTropes will indeed ruin your life]].
* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'': in one of the [[NoFourthWall chapter commentaries]], Bani calls Sara the [[TheWorfEffect Worf]] of ''Errant Story''. Sara's response? "You're not allowed to read [=TVTropes=] anymore".
* JustForFun/TropeTan and CaptainObvious are characters in ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer''. The comic also directly mentions ''AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers'' and tropes on ThisVeryWiki.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' mentions this wiki in the notes a lot. So does ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''. As {{@/Dmmaus}} is a known {{Troper}}, this should be expected.
* [[http://www.superstupor.com/sust02132009.shtml This strip]] of ''Webcomic/SuperStupor''.
* ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'' mentions us a few times. or at least refers to tropes by name.
* ''Webcomic/NowhereUniversity'' has references to this site.
* The commentary on [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1596&c=1 this strip]] of ''Partially Clips''.
* Phil Foglio has a link to us on the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/fun.php Fun Stuff page]].
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' once mentioned us [[http://xkcd.com/609 here]]. And linked the comic to this site. Randall Munroe is a cruel man, as the people [[http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=42391 in this thread]] can certify.
* [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=980 This]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip is titled (according to the accompanying blog post) "Is this something already covered by TVTropes? I haven't checked yet". [[StrawVulcan It is]].
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' recently had a strip that features a blurred website that looks [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/15p48/ veeeerryy suspicious.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8006917&postcount=137 According to the Giant]], he's aware of TVTropes, but has never directly referenced it; everything that seems like a reference is OlderThanTheyThink.
* At least two of the authors of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' are tropers, and Silversword is one of them. Eastwood is the other.
* In at least [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-02-12 one]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' strip, Dan has linked to TVTropes in TheRant. Specifically, the RedShirt page.
* Creator/AndrewHussie of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has mentioned us a few times. While he doesn't completely agree with our specific list-based methods, he seems to like the general troping idea and has said that he's found a few articles to be interesting reads. [[note]]Which is understandable, considering how many tropes are pulled off, {{lampshaded}} and {{zigzagged}} in ''Homestuck''.[[/note]]
* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'': The archive title of the [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1582 Oct 28, 2009]] page is "inspired by the tvtropes 'WeaksauceWeakness' page. tvtropes it great, it'll remind you of how ridiculous your body is, AND also suck up endless hours of your time".
* ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' linked this site's "good summary" of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40K]]'' in [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/341/ strip #341]].
* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'': Barbecue Sauce [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=72 has an anime to recommend]].
* The chaps that create ''Webcomic/VirtualShackles'' might well be tropers, as [[http://www.virtualshackles.com/187 this comic]] references ManicPixieDreamGirl.
* ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' has [[http://ansemretort.org/ansemretort/index.html?comic=627 this]] as a sort of TakeThat joke to the site. Duke then added in his update that people check out the site, as well as a disclaimer that he doesn't edit his own page and leaves it up to the fans.
* ''Webcomic/APathToGreaterGood'': Guido (who does occasionally post on the TV Tropes forum) [[http://www.neorice.com/aptgg_263 wonders if there's a trope for that hair]]. (AnimeHair or ImprobableHairstyle, by the way.)
* ''Webcomic/{{Bobwhite}}'': [[http://www.bobwhitecomics.com/?webcomic_post=20081218 This page]] discusses the TzadikimNistarim. The AltText notes "This one is on TV Tropes for some reason."
* The commentary to [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9001-Critical-Miss-Stowaways-Assassins-Creed this]] ''Webcomic/CriticalMiss'' strip (referencing ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''):
--> "The Templars are winning in the modern portion of the games because they finally have access to [[HomePage a certain website]] and thus can avoid embarrassing situations like the one illustrated in today's comic. That and they presumably outlawed hay."
** When Erin went to visit her therapist [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9201-Therapy in this strip]] he references several tropes to explain her mental problems. She accuses him of not being a real doctor and then the audience sees he has [=TVTropes=] open with "goatfuck crazy" in the search engine.
--> "Alright, Miss Stout. From what you've told me you have a severe case of... hold on... SanitySlippage, which is an AmbiguousDisorder caused by... huh... You're now what we technically call a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} 'cuckoolander']]."
** After Erin takes Kratos' (from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'') advice and try to destroy her friend's XBox360 and almost seriously harming another in the process, she gets thrown out of their house. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9527-Consensus She then decides to get drunk,]] and comments that "This is going to look '''terrible''' on my TvTropes page."
** Johnathan Grey Carter, the writer of ''Critical Miss'' is pleased that it has a page:
-->One of our readers, some might say our '''best''' reader, has started a ''Critical Miss'' TV Tropes page! I've always wanted my own TV Tropes page. So much so I even considered starting my own. But that'd be kind of like like signing your own yearbook, or masturbating in public. It's just not done. Whoever started the page may step forward and receive a moderate amount of praise and adulation.
* On the ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' [[http://www.earsforelves.com/ links bar]], our page is the first entry in "extras". We are also now the official [[Characters/EarsForElves character sheet]], being the link under "about", though the [[http://www.earsforelves.com/characters original page]] (which our content is heavily based off) is still there if you know the URL. These links account for the main page having >800 inbounds and the character page having 150, despite the main page only having 50 wicks, as of the 3rd of June 2012.
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/index.php?id=625 This strip]] goes out of its way to be {{Troperiffic}} with [[{{Dialogue}} Dialogue Tropes]] before name dropping the "TV Tropes Foundation". Thomas Overbeck links to TV Tropes in the commentary:[[note]]He had been linking to it in the top-right-hand corner of his site for the previous few months already.[[/note]]
-->I'm really loving that site (and all the referral traffic it gets me).
* In [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/393251.html one of the author's comments]] during the commentary rerun of ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'' Irony-chan said in regard to Film/BillAndTed appearing as knights in her story:
-->Somewhere on the TV Tropes Wiki is a theory that Bill and Ted are Time Lords, but I'm not going to provide a link because that would involve ''entering'' the TV Tropes Wiki, and it might be months before I came out again.
** Also quoted [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/TVTropesWillRuinYourLife here]].
* [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/a-desk-at/ This]] strip from ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' (currently used as a trope image for DescriptionCut).
* Colonel Glass in ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' takes GenreSavvy to a whole new level simply [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=521 by reading TV Tropes]].
* In ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', Frank finally found a way to make his plots less predictable when he [=GMs=] - [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=1441 a random plot element table cross-referenced with TV Tropes]].

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* [[http://www.snopes.com/info/news/cookies.asp This article]] on ''Website/{{Snopes}}'' links to the StrawFeminist trope page in describing the sort of content of the tale that it is examining.
* Nice essay on The Millions examining whether or not we have a [[http://www.themillions.com/2011/09/the-million-basic-plots.html chilling effect on creativity.]] Also relays some information about Creator/ChinaMieville's opinion of the wiki.
* Lore Sjöberg of ''Wired'' features us [[http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/08/alt-text-procrastinators/ here]]. The page on the screen is RidiculousProcrastinator.
** The Angry Nerd, another feature of the site, has a video wherein he prepares for the apocalypse by printing out the site in its entirety.
* MovieBob lovingly [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7190-Trope-a-Dope kicks our asses]]. The good stuff kicks in on page 2.
* TheAbridgedSeries of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' makes quite a few references.
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], made the exclamation "Oh my God! Wiki/TVTropes used one of my quotes!" during a PreviouslyOn montage.[[note]]According to Linkara it was the headline quote for BrokenAesop[[/note]]
--> ''[[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2010/02/double-feature.html "...Spend HOURS at the TV Tropes Booth!"]][[note]]Part 2, to be specific.[[/note]]''
* [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] has mentioned in his ''Film/KenPark'' commentary that he used us as a reference when looking up films to review, specifically the pages LeFilmArtistique, TrueArtIsIncomprehensible and {{Euroshlock}}.
* CR of FamiliarFaces mentions a character as TheWoobie in his Top 10 Overlooked Christmas Specials, even mentioning us by name.
* Fundies Say the Darndest Things: On the top of [[http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=78590 this page]], it says "The "High Octane Nightmare Fuel" Award". Also, [[http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=79897 this quote]] got the "ArsonMurderAndJaywalking" award.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:
** Dedicated a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/16616-the-smurfette-principle whole video]] to DistaffCounterpart and TheSmurfettePrinciple, using TVTropes' names for both.
** She strikes again in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/22681-ever-after her review]] of ''[[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Ever After]]'', where she discusses TheWoobie trope and mentions TVTropes by name.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' has made references to trope titles in the past.
* WebVideo/YRulerOfTime of ''Read Right To Left'', the {{Manga}} review show on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** Uses a lot of trope names in his review of ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/yrt/readright/11736-rumble School Rumble]]'', and displays the {{Tsundere}} page image as well.
** In his later review of ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/yrt/readright/21419-lets-bible Let's Bible]]'', he refers to TVTropes by name, discussing the WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic trope, and even displaying the page as he talks. In subtitles, he admits that [[CaptainObvious he visits the site]], and also says that the above paragraph shouldn't count as an example of Notable References to [=TVTropes=], but that his present discussion should. The obvious solution? [[TakeAThirdOption Have both of them as examples]], of course.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation lists this site as an safe-class object: [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-4445-j SCP 4445]]. (Granted, it's a joke entry, written in response to our article about them...) Seems that in the SCP-verse, this wiki is a front for the Foundation, used for psychological screening and recruitment. Also, in [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/supplemental-report-239-b-192 Supplemental Report 239-B-192]]. [-Not to mention members showing up on the forum occasionally.-]
* [[WebVideo/LeeAndDena Dena]], of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses' Game Den and Film Den shows referenced a character as TheWoobie complete with an image of the page.
* The Blog [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/ The Slacktivist]] made one of its ''Literature/LeftBehind'' criticisms [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2010/11/tf-pocket-full-of-kryptonite.html here]], with a reference to MrExposition. [[http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2010/11/tf-pocket-full-of-kryptonite.html?cid=6a00d8341c582a53ef0133f588d84a970b#comment-6a00d8341c582a53ef0133f588d84a970b This comment]] states:
-->We all knew this day would come. *Fred himself* has opened the door to the TV Tropes Abyss.\\
* clears schedule for rest of day*
* WebSite/SFDebris has made a couple references in his videos, including a notice to alert the users of Wiki/TVTropes that he finally gave a ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode a score of 10.
* LetsPlay/ProtonJon is fully aware of Wiki/TVTropes and occasionally namedrops tropes.
-->[[http://twitter.com/Proton_Jon/status/26530386061 The Superman LP has led to edits on the TVTropes entry for Superman 64. My work here is done.]]
* LetsPlay/LewisBrindley and LetsPlay/SimonLane referenced the site in the ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries'' when they note when a safe path leads to nowhere but a dangerous path leads further.
* In [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain's]] review of ''Film/FarCry'', he mentioned this site as he stated that he was a SlaveToPR.
* LaciGreen has a link to her entry on [[http://lacigreen.tv/about-sex/who-is-laci-green her site]].
* Anita from ''WebVideo/FeministFrequency'' did a six part series on tropes vs women, using this site as an inspiration. TV Tropes even gets referenced in one of the videos.
* According to his Show and Trailer for Comic-Con 2012, Fraser of ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'' reads TV Tropes, and he mentions how it sucks away hours of his time away, especially the article for his own show.
* An episode of an ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' column focusing on the first five minutes of a game (and their importance), titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFU4tjMndi4 "Starting Off Right",]] shows the "TraumaInducedAmnesia" TV Tropes article (that is, an excerpt of it) at around two minutes in.
* The {{Lets Play}}er ''LetsPlay/{{raocow}}'' uses IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming for his [=LPs=] so often that [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming/{{Raocow}} he has his own page for it.]] In his runthrough of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX'' game ''The Invasion 2'', his videos were all titled after tropes that he felt related to something that occurred within the video. The ninth video was even entitled [[LampshadeHanging 'Idiosyncratic Episode Naming']]
* Website/SomethingAwful and various Social Justice Warrior blogs, on the other hand, hate Wiki/TVTropes for focusing on pop culture, as opposed to academic works and media of the English canon, and the sexism and downright lies of the (now defunct) TroperTales pages.
* WebVideo/TheCartoonHero frequently references tropes in his videos and even mentions his page on this site.
* In ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''s review of ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'', he attacks the cartridge with a ClusterFBomb, a PrecisionFStrike and an AtomicFBomb. They're referred to with their actual trope names, and they're also listed in a VideoGame/FinalFantasyI-esque menu as such.
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'', Raye Penber uses Wiki/TVTropes to aid in the Kira investigation:
-->'''Raye Penber:''' So far all I have is from Wiki/TVTropes. Did you know that Kira means glitter in Japanese?
* For ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''s editorial episode looking into the popularity of [[Creator/TomHiddleston Tom]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Hiddleston's]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Loki]], he namedropped TheWoobie and examined it. He also remarked about his own appearance in the page in the process[[note]]although really the Critic appears in JerkassWoobie[[/note]].
* The ''WebOriginal/{{Inglip}}'''s main (so to say) artist Prodlly (alias The Troll) evidently is deeply in love with TVTropes, to the extent that he sometimes mentions it directly in the comics, for surplus metalulz.
* The ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' fan site The Pet Shop Insider has [[http://www.thepetshopinsider.net/2013/02/littlest-pet-shop-has-page-on.html a page]] about our page on the show.
* This ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/what-to-expect-the-day-of-the-doctor-55464.htm TV article]] about the "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor Day of the Doctor]]" is very aware of TV Tropes; the entire article is about 80% WikiWord references. For example...
-->''Watch the special and tick off all the {{Continuity Nod}}s you recognize because there will be tons of them! Expect dozens of {{Call Back}}s to previous stories also. Well…even more than usual. We already know that TheBusCameBack for [[Creator/DavidTennant Tennant]] and [[Creator/BilliePiper Piper]] and [[Creator/StevenMoffat Moffat]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped a Bridge]] on Creator/PaulMcGann’s Doctor in the prequel, so who else can we be expected to see."''
* Ars Technica's 'Page Not Found' banner advises:
-->If this is a really long outage, check out a cool site like Website/{{reddit}} or TV Tropes to pass the time.
* [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo]] reviewed ''Film/TheRoom'' on [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video1191_The_Room_2003_Movie_Review.aspx this site's request]], and referred to the Booth's occassionally rocky relationship with Tropers. Still, he calls TV Tropes his favorite website.
-->"Even if you are going to Hell..."
* Indirect example: In March 2014, Website/TheOnion's subpage The A. V. Club published an article co-written by several staff members titled "[[http://www.avclub.com/article/what-tv-trope-aggravates-you-most-202160 What TV Trope Aggravates You the Most?]]" Although the article never references this site or its trope names, the title is a dead giveaway. For the curious, the tropes listed are: InMediasRes, ChristmasMiracle (more or less), FakeBand, EnhanceButton, WillTheyOrWontThey, ConvenientMiscarriage, DisneyDeath, AntiHero (overused), Bikini Bar (now merged with FamilyFriendlyStripper, also overused), DisposableWoman and OldFriend (you guessed it--overused).
* In preparation for the release of ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', Gamespot wrote [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/why-is-kirby-always-angry-in-the-us-nintendo-explains/1100-6419263/ a news article answering why Kirby is always angry in American box art]], referencing AmericanKirbyIsHardcore in the process.
* Rob Bricken's [[http://io9.com/brett-ratners-hercules-is-a-lie-dont-fall-for-it-1610881361 unfavorable review]] of ''Film/{{Hercules 2014}}'' claims that the film "refuses to show anything that doesn't have a 3000-word TV Tropes page devoted to it". He proves his point by linking to the TrainingThePeacefulVillagers entry ("we begin with Herc training a misfit army of villagers into an elite fighting force as seen in countless films"), then listing the plot's [[ClicheStorm numerous other cliches]].
* In [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100823113054/http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/22845/the-pebbles-and-bamm-bamm-show-the-modern-stone-age-hannah-montana his review]] of ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'', Ed Liu notes that Pebbles is "the one most often saddled with the IdiotBall, since most of the episodes rely on her misunderstanding something and then finding the worst possible way to fix her mistakes", complete with a link to the trope.
** There's another animation review that links to IdiotBall: [[https://www.flayrah.com/4045/review-legend-rabbit-impossible-enjoy this piece]] on the Chinese film ''Legend of a Rabbit''.
* [[http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2015/06/25/will-a-meme-celebrating-single-mothers-bring-about-the-end-of-civilization-one-mens-rightser-says-yes/ This article]] at Blog/WeHuntedTheMammoth, a site that ridicules "the new misogyny" of anti-feminism, uses a link to the YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry page to make fun of the post it's discussing.
* Another indirect example: Pop culture analysis site The Mary Sue[[note]]which is already named after [[MarySue a trope]], albeit one that predates this wiki[[/note]] published [[http://www.themarysue.com/nightmare-hippy-girls/ an article]] titled "What We Can Actually Learn by Re-Imagining the 'ManicPixieDreamGirl' Trope". It doesn't mention this page, although it gives due credit to Creator/NathanRabin for naming the concept.
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' links to Brother Chuck (since renamed ChuckCunninghamSyndrome) in [[http://www.cracked.com/article/117_the-5-most-maddeningly-unresolved-tv-plotlines/ The 5 Most Maddeningly Unresolved TV Plotlines]] under "#3. Mr. Turner Eats Pavement on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', since Mr. Turner crashes his motorcycle offscreen and proceeds to never appear again.
-->''In most cases we'd accept this turn of events, as characters on sitcoms vanish [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome all the freaking time.]]''
* In the description of one of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' shorts, Alfabusa notes "for the chroniclers over at TV Tropes" that the current episode is canon - the recap page of the series is keeping notes of which short is and isn't.
* TV Tropes is mentioned on the 'Fun!' page on [=AmazIn.com=]: https://amazinhub.wordpress.com/