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Anachronism Stew: Web Original

  • Anachronauts plays with the concept, as different variations of Earth in different technological (or magical) eras exist on the same planet.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged: In "Episode of Bardock," Chilled is seen holding a Canon camera, yet the special takes place ages before the invention of cameras. Doesn't matter though, since the whole thing was just a Dream Inside A Dream.
  • Homestar Runner: The "Old-Timey" era is supposed to take place in the 1930s, but makes reference to any number of events ranging from the 1800s to the 1950s.
  • The Town is easily one of the worst offenders. Having characters with technology and cultures from every time period yet to exist and several that haven't and likely won't ever.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog has this baked into its very concept, and that's not even getting into all the pop culture references...
  • The Gungan Council features an in-universe example, where an Imperial I Star Destroyer can be in the same fleet as a Sith battlecruiser, and no one minds.
  • Epic Rap Battles of History. A lot of times, this explains how the contestants know each other, period.
  • Jimmy Fallon's web series "Downtown Sixbey" combines a Downton Abbey spoof with a backstage drama of Late Night joke writing. As a result, they communicate with each other via telegram and observe tea time, yet they're sitting around writing Kardashian jokes.
  • In Koan Of The Day, it appears to be a peaceful ancient village, but hashtags and cars exist.
  • Used as a gag in a Todd in the Shadows review where Todd points out a pay phone is an anachronism in 2012, yet 2012 saw a song about this "antique" item.
  • This is one of the points of Hitler Rants, which in their classic form feature Hitler, in his bunker during World War II, using Internet-age technology and complaining about some modern-era controversy.
  • In RWBY, people who fight with swords and other antiquated melee weapons are seen also making use of portable music players, digital tablets and VTOL aircraft. Demonstrated in the "Black" trailer, which pits a ninja and her katana-wielding partner against a horde of robotic mooks on a futuristic-looking Cool Train.

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