'''Basic Trope''': A fictional TV show within an actual TV show.
* '''Straight''': The characters in ''Alice and Bob'' love to watch a show called ''Troper[[XtremeKoolLetterz z]]''.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Every episode in ''Alice and Bob'' covers ''Troperz'' full-time, with the characters discussing its plot.
** ''Troperz'' [[DrosteImage has its own Show Within A Show, which in turn has another Show Within A Show]].
* '''Downplayed''': One time, Alice said she [[INeedToGoIronMyDog had to go so she wouldn't miss]] ''Troperz''.
* '''Justified''': Showing ''Alice and Bob'' being on all the time nicks WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief so in their down time they watch ''Troperz''.
* '''Inverted''': ''Alice and Bob'' is occasionally shown to be a [[MetaFiction TV show]] watched by people in the [[RecursiveReality "real"]] world.
* '''Subverted''':
** People on ''Alice and Bob'' mention "watching tropers". We find out it's not a TV show; they [[ParanoiaFuel like to stare through the window while people edit]] TVTropes.
** ''Troperz'' is a very popular show within the ''Alice and Bob'' universe, but only for one season.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...However, in later seasons it gets good, so they watch it again.
* '''Parodied''': The show within a show is a StylisticSuck that is actually called "Show within a Show."
* '''Zig Zagged''': The characters in ''Alice and Bob'' love to watch a show called ''Troperz''. However, they end up addicted, so the show is canceled. That is, until it gets {{defictionaliz|ation}}ed.
* '''Averted''': ''Troperz'' is not shown/mentioned within the ''Alice and Bob'' universe, not even in a minor situation.
* '''Enforced''': ''Alice and Bob'' is a SliceOfLife show.
* '''Lampshaded''': "How does this show air?"
* '''Invoked''': See Enforced.
* '''Exploited''': ''Troperz'' is used to [[VoiceOfTheResistance pass secret messages]] without TheEmpire finding out.
* '''Defied''': Alice and Bob try to avoid watching ''Troperz'' at all costs.
* '''Discussed''':
-->'''Alice''': Troperz is on in 5 minutes! I love that show!
* '''Conversed''': "Hey, at least they're trying to be realistic for once..."
* '''Deconstructed''': ''Troperz'' ends up popular enough to be {{defictionaliz|ation}}ed.
* '''Reconstructed''': The characters in ''Alice and Bob'' try to keep ''Troperz'' on the air.
* '''Untwisted''': ShowWithinAShow Within A RecursiveReality.
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