->''"This is like one of those sitcoms where somebody says something that's misconstrued and the snooty next door neighbor got the wrong package delivered after his in-laws come to visit, somebody has two dates at one night and they have to paint white lines on the middle of the room, but this isn't a sitcom, Perry the Platypus, this is real life."''
-->-- '''Doofenshmirtz''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

The characters are talking about tropes. They're not talking about tropes from their own series, so it's not LampshadeHanging. They're not talking about tropes in a way that goes "[[BreakingTheFourthWall hey, we're aware that we're fictional]]", so it's not MetaFiction. They're not actively involving the viewer, so it's not PostModernism. They're not tearing down the tropes, so it's not {{Deconstruction}}.

They're just talking, in a SeinfeldianConversation kind of way, about conventions found in media in general. Pointing them out, going "Huh, that's interesting", idly coming up with possible reasons for them. Starting to sound real familiar, right?

Often used as a ShoutOut, in a similar vein as an AffectionateParody -- or not. Sometimes it's subtle LampshadeHanging, describing tropes that occur later in the work, or earlier, but not talking about those events. Either that, or the writers/characters just found some time to kill.

Compare DiscussedTrope, IAlwaysWantedToSayThat, and ThisIsThePartWhere.

'''May contain spoilers.'''


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' frequently:
** comments about how chatspeak appears to have invaded Japanese talk shows;
** asks why all the pretty girls in a DatingSim are [[EveryoneIsSingle single]] and [[TheUnwantedHarem want to be attached to the male hero]].
** One episode discussed the NecktieHeadband and carrying takeout boxes.
* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is a tad more meta about it, with the ShowWithinAShow, and then them narrating the previews when ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' became its own show.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * One of the main highlights of ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon''.
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' has a lot of conversations like this between Yamazaki and Sato, since they're trying to make a HGame together and Sato isn't an otaku like Yamazaki. For example, one scene has Yamazaki scolding Sato for trying to write the main heroine like a realistic girl, and then discussing the "patterns" found in games like {{Victorious Childhood Friend}}s, {{Meido}}s and {{Robot Girl}}s, explaining that these all work because [[SatelliteLoveInterest she has no ulterior motive and simply is devoted to serving the protagonist]]. These conversations also serve to set up Sato thinking of Misaki as something of a soft-spoken ManicPixieDreamGirl, which gets {{deconstructed}} as the series continues.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'':
** One time Nyarko catches a human cold and tells a confused Mahiro that even powerful aliens can have {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es, delivering a few {{Shout Out}}s to famous movies [[CulturalCrossReference like]] ''Film/MarsAttacks''. [[spoiler:Which becomes a ChekhovsGun later when the invading aliens have the same [[YourHeadAsplode explosive weakness]] to music that the Martians did.]]
** In the first episode of the second season, Nyarko brings up the fact that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall all the recent sequels have the main heroine become pregnant]] before telling Mahiro [[LovableSexManiac they might as well jump on the bandwagon]]. Of course, it doesn't work.
** In the FreakyFridayFlip arc of the first season, while tracking down a time-traveling criminal, Nyarko suggests that the classmate who called in sick that day might have been [[GrandTheftMe body-snatched]], referring to it as "[[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail the Law of Important Characters]]". However, Mahiro says it'd be [[ContrivedCoincidence way too convenient]], and he and Nyarko both laugh it off. So naturally, she was right all along, and their classmate really was body-snatched.
* In ''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub'' they frequently talk about tropes. Sometimes as LampshadeHanging, sometimes BreakingTheFourthWall, but mostly they just talk about various tropes.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "A Pokémon of a Different Color", Iris's Dragonite meets Clair's Dragonite and they immediately come into conflict. Iris and Clair are annoyed, but Cilan deduces that Clair's Dragonite is female and launches into his film buff explanation, complete with images, of exactly how their initial hatred will vanish when new conflicts test them and love will eventually blossom between the two. The girls don't buy it for a second, and despite the Dragonites getting one more scene later, his prediction doesn't come to pass.
* In episode 38 of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', when discussing on the "defection" of the young Kaiser Erwin Josef II to the Free Planets Alliance, Walter von Schönkopf mentioned that enthusiasm amongst the Alliance public would be even higher if the defector was a [[EverythingsbetterwithPrincesses pretty teenage princess]] instead, and Alex Cazerne added that by fairytale conventions then, [[EvilChancellor the minister would be the evil one]].
* All over the place in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', which is a manga about {{mangaka}}s making manga and therefore frequently discusses the contents of the fictional mangas inside it.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': In the first major story arc, Sousuke, Kaname and Kurz are caught in enemy territory and surrounded. Kaname and Kurz realize they're in a BolivianArmyEnding situation, specifically referencing the TropeNamer ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' (without actually naming it), with Kaname adding that she prefers happy endings. Of course, since this is only the first arc, they do get out of the situation just fine.

* Calvin of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' frequently discusses the ways his snowmen demonstrate ArtTropes. He and Hobbes also discuss ComicBooks, as in this iconic dialogue, which named a trope:
-->'''Calvin''': Mom doesn't understand comic books. She doesn't realize that comic books deal with [[WeAreStillRelevantDammit serious issues of the day]]. [[DarkerAndEdgier Today's superheroes]] face tough [[MoralDilemma moral dilemmas]]. Comic books aren't just [[{{Escapism}} escapist]] fantasy. They're [[AnAesop sophisticated social critiques]].\\
'''Hobbes:''' Is [[MostCommonSuperPower Amazon Girl's super power]] the ability to squeeze that figure [[TropeNamer into that suit]]?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Nah]], they all can do that.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In Kyon and Sasaki's backstory in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', their usual conversation was about any trope Kyon could think at the moment, trope that was appropriately deconstructed by Sasaki. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife That's how Kyon's optimism and interest in the supernatural vanished in middle school]].
** Haruhi, who reads the in-universe tvtropes website, alsos lapse into this on occasion.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * There are lots of this in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episodes "Hypercube" and "Camping Trip Part 1".
* Done in the PeggySue fic ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'' during the post-Third Impact chapters (examples include AdamAndEvePlot to IHatePastMe) between Shinji and Asuka. Justified, what with both being the only two people left on earth and needing to pass the time.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBankCalledYourRealityCheckBounced'', Kyouya explains what a PortmanteauCoupleName is and why it's used. There's also an outright mention of CornerOfWoe, with no explanation offered.
* Varric does a bit of this in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', most notably when talking to Josephine about what kind of story he would write for [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Inquisition]]. It's especially humorous because the story credits him as its editor.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12307886/17/Strange-Reflections Strange Reflections]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' Now then, it's your seventeenth birthday[[note]]The legal age for using magic outside of school[[/note]], so what do you want to do? Apparition tag up and down the country? Turn all the doors in the castle pink? Buy some pigs and give them wings so that everyone has to do whatever they said they would do [[CueTheFlyingPigs when pigs fly]]?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7793520/2/Girl-in-the-War Girl in the War]]'' Rose feels somewhat paranoid after Colin and Justin are petrified.
-->'''Rose:''' You know how in horror movies the serial killer picks off the heroine's friends one by one until she's the [[FinalGirl only one who's left]]? That's how I feel.\\
'''Lavender:''' My, don't we have an inflated sense of self?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588283/40/Came-Out-of-the-Darkness Came out of the Darkness]]'' Seamus is concerned about the Yule Ball.
-->'''Seamus:''' I'm going to end up going alone.\\
'''Dean:''' Quit whining, I don't have a date either. It's not like we're going to die two old men alone [[CrazyCatLady surrounded by cats]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', when the characters are wondering who the masked villain really is, Fred passes out various ComicBooks and points out that the villains are all traditionally {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, to suggest that Alistair Krei is the BigBad. [[spoiler:He's wrong. It's actually the father-substitute EvilMentor. But he was supposed to be dead at the time, so it's a reasonable mistake.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' has the lead pair discussing various cop movie tropes, with Butterman feeling that he's missed out and Angel denying that they exist in RealLife. Of course, all of them are gloriously invoked by the end.
* In ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', the main characters discuss a lot of pop culture. For example:
-->'''Randal Graves''': Which did you like better? ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Jedi]]'' or ''[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Empire Strikes Back]]''\\
'''Dante Hicks''': ''Empire''.\\
'''Randal''': Blasphemy.\\
'''Dante''': ''Empire'' had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that's what life is, a series of [[DownerEnding down endings]]. All ''Jedi'' had was a bunch of {{Muppet}}s.
** Other movies in Film/TheViewAskewniverse also tend to feature this, if only a little.
** The beginning of the double-AffectionateParody, ''Trooper Clerks: The Animated One-Shot'' (which, of course, was a two-parter):
-->'''Trooper Randal''': Which did you like better: ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' or ''Film/ChasingAmy''?\\
'''Trooper Dante''': ''Chasin' Amy''.\\
'''Randal''': Blasphemy!\\
'''Dante''': ''Chasing Amy'' had the better story! Guy likes girl... girl likes girls... girl has sex with guy, then dumps guy for more girls -- it ends on a dark note. That's what life is: A series of dark notes. All ''Mallrats'' had was a bunch of... sex jokes.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * The ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movie series is more or less a protracted discussion of horror movie tropes, with object lessons in each.
* ''Film/BreakingAway'': "You know how, in cartoons, when somebody gets hit in the head with a {{frying pan|OfDoom}}, and their head ''[[AmusingInjuries looks]]'' [[AmusingInjuries like the frying pan]], with the handle and everything; then they go ''boing'', and their head goes back to normal? Wouldn't that be great?"
* ''Film/{{Swingers}}'' features a scene where the leads are sitting around a table discussing the films of Martin Scorsese and the inherent difficulty of filming in a casino as well as their love of the one take restaurant entry shot in Film/{{Goodfellas}}. They later emulate this shot when when entering a club and one of the first parts of the film is shot in a casino.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' is practically made of this.
* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'':
** Elijah talks about the LanternJawOfJustice and other stylistic traits and conventions.
** At the end, David and Elijah's mother talk about VillainTropes at Elijah's art gallery. She says that Elijah believes there are two main types of villains. There's the [[TheDragon soldier villain]], who fights the hero with his hands, but there's also the brilliant and evil ArchEnemy, the really dangerous one, who fights the hero with his mind. [[spoiler:Elijah is revealed to be the latter.]]
* In the opening scene of ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'', Gabriel is discussing EndingTropes with Stanley and Agent Roberts. He compares the hostage situation he is leading with the one in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'', and argues that it would be [[RealityEnsues more realistic]] if the hostage takers in that movie would have been [[KickTheDog much more cruel]], killing multiple hostages from the start, and [[TheBadGuyWins getting away with the money]]. Stanley and Roberts argue that audiences will expect a HappyEnding, and that [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin the bad guy can't win]] to force home AnAesop that crime doesn't pay. Of course, they're trying to invoke it because they don't want Gabriel to do just that to his hostages. [[spoiler:It's all foreshadowing to this film's ending, in which Gabriel does get the money and wins.]]
* The film "Film/LoveAndOtherDisasters" is frequently punctuated by the cast discussing romance tropes, without noticing how they might apply to their present situations.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Valentine discusses various tropes of TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction with various characters over the course of the film, showing how he is a MetaGuy on top of being a DiabolicalMastermind.
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Before Maximus fights Commodus in the arena, Commodus talks about how Maximus's epic life story can honestly be called the stuff of legend. He considers just killing Maximus to be anticlimatic, so the only fitting conclusion to the story would be a final showdown in the great arena between the two, although Commodus obviously [[WrongGenreSavvy considers himself the hero in this story]].
* ''Film/StandByMe'' has the characters talk about [[FurryConfusion what Goofy is]] and whether or not [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Mighty Mouse could beat Superman.]]
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' prominently features this as the ending reveals that [[spoiler:there are evil Gods forcing people to invoke tropes or else they'll destroy the world.]]
* In ''Film/KillBill Vol 2.'', when the Bride finally confronts Bill, he monologues about the nature of the SecretIdentity in superhero comics. Bill points out that whereas most heroes have to put on the costume to become their alter egos, since Superman was born as the alien Kal-L, his alter ego is in fact Clark Kent. Bill theorizes that Clark Kent is Superman's critique of humanity, comparing him to the Bride trying to blend in when she was really born to be a killer.

%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''.
* It's possible to do this without LampshadeHanging and still accidentally discuss your own story. In a {{thriller}} novel entitled ''Beauty'', the love interest talks about how all the fish in her fish tank were chosen because they reminded her of characters in a book, then adds that she originally planned to use fish for Literature/{{Lolita}} and Humbert Humbert but changed her mind. The hero goes into an aside about how ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' is his favorite book, because of its skillful use of an UnreliableNarrator who seems nice at first but is in fact evil. Said "hero" is a plastic surgeon trying to sculpt the perfect face, so you can guess where this is going.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** One of novels has a discussion of which member of the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Fellowship]] everyone is. Harry objects to not being assigned Gandalf, until it is explained that Sam is the real hero of the story. And there's a throwaway line about a certain person being Boromir--said person later betraying the group.
** When Harry sends a young man to Father Forthill for some food, a shower, and new clothes, Forthill casually asks the man to get any PedophilePriest jokes out of the way early on.
* ''Literature/WhenItHappensToYou'': There's a short discussion of RockStarParking in Kojak.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Happens quite a bit. For example, Glenda in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' talks (albeit to herself) about how preposterous and formulaic her romance novels are.
* In ''Literature/ReapersGale'', book seven of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' series, Udinass at one point launches into a lengthy rant about DungeonCrawling, deconstructing the whole thing in great detail. It comes out of nowhere, disappears into nowhere, and borders on {{Anvilicious}}, as he seems to be trying to rile up Fear Sengar and his perceived obsession with being on a noble quest - except the two tropes are far from being the same thing and Udinaas had much more subtle LampshadeHanging moments earlier in the book.
* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons Spränga gränser]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren: FieryRedhead is conversed about apropos Cecilia, when one of her friends excuses Cecilia's fiery attitude due to the fact that she's a redhead.
* A major part of ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga.'' The characters live in a CapePunk world and protagonist Gary is a GenreSavvy character who is always trying to figure out which rules from fiction apply and which don't. {{Deconstructed}} a bit as everyone thinks he's ''completely insane'' for this and only the fact he's a BunnyEarsLawyer and NotSoHarmless keeps him alive. Wiki/TVTropes.org itself gets a few shout-outs in the book.
* Some of Creator/LawrenceBlock's novels:
** ''Literature/BurglarsCantBeChoosers'':
--->'''Bernie:''' Most of Peter Alan Martin's clients are ladies who came in third in a country-wide beauty contest a whole lot of years ago. I think he's the kind of agent you call when you want someone to come out of the cake at a bachelor party. Do they still have that sort of thing?\\
'''Ellie:''' What sort of thing?\\
'''Bernie:''' [[JumpingOutOfACake Girls popping out of cakes]].\\
'''Ellie:''' You're asking me? How would I know?\\
'''Bernie:''' That's a point.
** ''Literature/TheBurglarWhoTradedTedWilliams'':
*** Carolyn tells Bernie that she hid her owning a third cat for three months because she was afraid it would lead to her eventually becoming a CrazyCatLady.
*** Bernie and a customer discuss what might have happened if [[AlternateHistory the Dutch hadn't lost New York]].

[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** In "Orpheus," Carter picks apart the poor planning on the part of the aliens in ''Film/{{Signs}}''.
** In "200," she calls ''[[ShowWithinAShow Wormhole X-Treme!]]'' creator Martin Lloyd on a particularly absurd use of UnrealisticBlackHole. In fact, because the FramingDevice for the {{Troperiffic}} episode in question is a discussion with him about how the hell he can adapt ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' into a [[TheMovie feature film]] (in what WordOfGod says is a nod to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and its sequel film), there's plenty of other references too, such as Martin explaining that [[TropesAreTools it's okay to skip over how the heroes actually transitioned from one scene to the next so that you can move on with the plot]], so long as you give a quick nod to it in the dialogue with them acknowledging how "convenient" their escape had been; he even goes so far as to accurately define the practice out loud as "[[LampshadeHanging Hanging a Lantern On It]]". Heck, the episode as a whole includes so many [[AffectionateParody Affectionate Parodies]] of other works generated by the team's competing ideas about how he could do it that it's almost harder to find a moment in the episode that ''doesn't'' include Conversational Troping. Those are just the most notable examples.
* In one scene from ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', George, the viewpoint character for the series, informs her fellows of the roles they play in the [[{{Ensembles}} ensemble cast]]. Later in the episode, the oldest and wisest of the troupe casually "breaks trope", much to George's surprise.
* Boone and Locke discuss {{Red Shirt}}s in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues".
** In "Some Like It Hoth", Hurley presents his thoughts on ''Franchise/StarWars'': "Ewoks suck, dude". This is far from the only ''Star Wars'' discussion in the series.
* ''Series/Warehouse13'':
** They discuss {{Red Shirt}}s, when Myka feels that Artie's secrecy about their current mission could prove life-threatening for them.
--->'''Myka''': He thinks we're...\\
'''Pete''': Redshirts?\\
'''Myka''' (nodding sadly): Yeah.\\
'''Pete''': First of all, we're not redshirts. And second of all... It's ''so'' cool that you knew what I meant!
** This dialog in Season 3, Episode 3:
--->'''New Agent Jinx ''(after missing during Tesla Target practice):''''' "Firing a Ray Gun isn't as easy as it looks in the movies."\\
'''Pete:''' "Hey, No. It is very hard to fire ray guns in the movies. How many times have you seen a [[ImperialStormTrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Storm Trooper]] hit what he's firing at? Not once.
** Pete also admonishes himself for missing an obvious video game trope [[OneOfUs (even using the term "trope")]] when he and Claudia are trapped in a virtual reality world.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has this happen with, [[CaptainObvious of course]], Hiro, the series' AscendedFanboy. He even goes so far as to point out to his SideKick Ando where in the story he is at certain crucial moments. Hiro firmly believes himself to be the most GenreSavvy guy around, he just doesn't quite realise he's [[WrongGenreSavvy not actually living in the genre he's an expert on]]. It's more than a little adorable.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': "How come there ain't no Puerto Ricans on ''Franchise/StarTrek''?! They got every race and life-form in the galaxy, except for Puerto Ricans! What's up with that?!"
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does this a lot with ScienceFiction tropes.
* Since comic book evil (and other things) exist in the world of ''Series/TheMiddleman'' a lot of conversations revolve around tropes and [[OurTropesAreDifferent how their in-universe equivalents deviate from them]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' does this a bit in general, but when the Trio become the villains in season six, their conversations almost solely consist of this.
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', Vincent and Fargo are fairly GenreSavvy while watching a "reality show" [[spoiler:that is actually a live feed from a biosphere experiment at Global Dynamics]]. Unfortunately, the GenreSavvy doesn't apply to their own crazy town.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has little side-jokes about this sometimes. In one episode, Chandler discusses {{Half Dressed Cartoon Animal}}s with Phoebe.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * Everyone on ''Series/{{Community}}'', especially Abed.
* About 25% of the total runtime of ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' consists of either the "freaks" group discussing music or the "geeks" talking comedy or sci-fi.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
-->'''Tony''': Ah, let me guess... You're that person in horror movie that decides that since [[FinalGirl all your friends are dead]], you really need to go check out the demonic, breathing noise down in the [[CreepyBasement basement]].\\
'''Kate''': Well, it beats being the girl who twists her ankle and gets everybody else killed.
* Occurs in Series H "History" on ''Series/{{QI}}'' with Stephen, Alan, David Mitchell, Sandi Toksvig, and Rob Brydon digitally edited into a photo of a combat squad. David (whose face was in a somewhat goofy expression) mused that he would be [[{{Redshirt}} killed off early]], while Sandi supposed she would be the woman brought along [[MissionControl just to work the radio]], but gets [[ActionSurvivor forced into flying a plane]]. Stephen would be [[ShellshockedVeteran the hero]] [[OldSoldier from]] the First World War, Rob gets [[{{Retirony}}killed off right before the end]] (just when you think he'll make it), and Alan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OFXL0jIMR4 survives the whole thing.]]
* After Tuvok and Paris escape from the ShowWithinAShow holodeck program ''Insurrection Alpha'' in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' following Seska's evil alterations of it, they and the rest of the senior staff chat about the program in the mess hall, including Captain Janeway's use of DeusExMachina to rescue them.
* In ''Series/YoureTheWorst'', Jimmy (a novelist) has a bunch of comments on ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'':
-->'''Jimmy:''' Edgar, I think I know a little something about [[THeHerosJourney Campbellian storytelling]]. Ferris is the [[TheHero hero]]. Jennifer Grey is the [[ButtMonkey foil]]. Principal Rooney is the [[TheFool fool]]. Sloane is the {{sidekick}}. Cameron's the {{villain|s}}.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' features an episode where the B plot has Topher programming one of the Dolls to be an [[IJustWantToHaveFriends ideal best friend]] for himself so he can have a day of [[WishFulfillment perfect geeky socialization]] on his birthday. Since he programs her to be a geek, there winds up being a scene where they're playing video games and talking about ScienceFiction tropes; among other things, they come to a mild friendly disagreement over whether {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s are a hideously stupid {{cliche}} or not (he claims that she's just dissing "good art").
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'' lampshades, discusses, and converses telenovela and other romance tropes through the social circles of its aspiring romance writer protagonist Jane and her father Rogelio, who is a telenovela star.


[[folder:Video Games]]
* Characters in ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse'' are fond of this. Especially the prinnies and Etna.
** That's a carry over and logical extension of things from Etna's original series, Disgaea. Characters in those games love to lampshade gameplay mechanics and poke fun at expected tropes (Like the ability to save before a boss fight). They also discuss their own levels and character titles so it's hard to tell at times if it's just them breaking the fourth wall or this is normal topics of conversation for people in their situations (Etna's [[BagOfSpilling drop to level one from 1000]] due to a summoning gone bad for example is a plot point in the second game and her entire motivation for being a playable character). Also the Episode previews, which is nothing but parodies and playing with tropes (despite the next episodes rarely ever matching them) originate here.
* ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'' is a visual novel set entirely in a theme park in which all of the attractions are based on video games, in which the seven main characters are obligated to participate in "games" that have been made from the attractions. As a result, there's a ''lot'' of discussion about video game tropes, especially in scenes featuring Meoshi, a video game otaku.
* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', Monokuma occasionally comments how much he enjoys using tropes and playing with the narrative structure (which is justified, since [[spoiler:he means the narrative of the ImmoralRealityShow]]), and in one translation he actually name drops a particular trope he enjoys. [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2859#comic this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', a son and father analyse the trope MechaMooks. Well, the father does anyway. Turns out the son actually just wants a robot toy for his birthday.
* ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'':
--> '''Blitz''': "So what's your schtick? Do you have a [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark Past that's driven you mad!?"]]\\
'''Gear''': "Unfortunately, no. [[AllergicToRoutine I'm just here for the same reason you are."]]\\
'''Blitz''': "Oh? [[NotSoDifferent Is this the we're-both-the-same card already?"]]\\
'''Gear''': "Something wrong with that?"\\
'''Blitz''': "Only one thing... that's more of a line for my [[ArchEnemy Arch Rival.]] [[ShadowArchetype And my rival would have a Mech!"]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Wiki/TVTropes [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php has a forum]].
* The Trope of the Week series ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' does this rather often, which is to be expected in a series ''about tropes''.
* TV Tropes have a podcast ''On the Tropes''. Every week one trope is discussed extensively and the hosts talk about their favourite examples.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has a pair of [[{{Mook}} mooks]] discuss the [[StockScream Wilhelm Scream]]. While trying to imitate it, they fail until Vegeta kills them, which makes them do it for real.
* In episode 21 of ''WebVideo/PrincessTutuAbridged'', this is the only way Autor speaks, leading Fakir to the conclusion that he's crazy. He's really crazy.
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * Team Kimba in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse is a group of mutants with superpowers who go to a SuperheroSchool and live in a world with superheroes and supervillains. Plus they're GenreSavvy. Naturally they do this, sometimes in the middle of a superhero fight. In the battle against superpowered ninjas during Parents' Day, Generator (half-Japanese) tropes all over her battle with a Japanese ninja who is a gravity Warper.
* In Q&A #1 of ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'', Adele mentions she's learning about opera ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' and that everybody dies at the end, KillEmAll style. Then she sings an aria. She's brilliant if bit weirdly over-educated. She likes showing off her knowledge.
* The LetsPlay group ''LetsPlay/SpoilerWarning'' once discussed the ShinyNewAustralia trope during the climax of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
* ''From the Balcony'', a [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] web series, has JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf discuss a trope and give it a {{neologism}} OnceAnEpisode: TrailerJokeDecay (Dej-hah-vous), IncurableCoughOfDeath (Cough-in), EvilDetectingDog (Doggie-dar), CareerResurrection (Travolted), NeverTrustATrailer (Con-mercial), SpontaneousChoreography (Coinci-dance), {{Fanservice}} (Run-derwear), SequelGap (Weak-quel), PoorMansSubstitute (Hack-tors), DyeingForYourArt (Fluctu-weight), {{Narm}} (Laughter-math), MilitariesAreUseless (Armed farces, no relation to [[ArmedFarces the trope]]), and many more.
* Basically the entire point of the ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' web series ''[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5CC44F2C10A8415C After Hours]]''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', When discussing the ending of [[ShowWithinAShow The Spirit Morph Saga]] in "Open Book" Connie talks about how she thought the book series was, in her own words, "subverting these witch tropes", and was really self aware, only for none of that to seemingly matter in the end.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' often makes use of it for the sake of {{Take That}}s or NonSequitur humor. So far, they've managed to touch on everything from classic literature to [[Film/SupermanII "What's the deal with Superman throwing that cellophane 'S'?"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', this is pretty much the basis of the characters 21 and 24. They're also very GenreSavvy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'', Michaelangelo does this all the time. In "Night of Sh'okanabo", he lists a bunch of horror movies tropes, marking him as a "scholar" of film (the [[IdiotHero only kind]] of scholar he is). He also discussed horror tropes in season 1's three-parter "Notes from the Underground".
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample ** Doofenshmirtz rambles about the JackassGenie in "The Lake Nose Monster".
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample ** Happens fairly often, especially when Doofenshmirtz is explaining his plans or motivations for said plans.
* Every installment of the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' series following the original series does every few episodes.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The Test" featured Gumball taking a sitcom personality test online and being dissatisfied with being "The Loser". Later, Tobias starts becoming the main character and Sarah continually complains about everything becoming a ClicheStorm. They explicitly mention AllJustADream, ChristmasSpecial, ClipShow, and TwoTimerDate.