Fridge: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
- In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Player's line "Deaths for all ages and occasions. Deaths of kings and princes... and nobodies." It isn't just The Player describing Hamlet, and to a further extent tragedy, it's him pointing out the simple truth of life: Death eventually takes you, no matter who you are.
- Why did the coin land tails that one time? Because it was The Player who bet it.
- The play lampshades some of the Fridge Logic in Hamlet, including that logically Hamlet should have inherited Denmark, that (in Hamlet) Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are interchangeable characters who don't seem to deserve their arbitrarily cruel and anticlimactic deaths, and that there's no obvious reason why the King of England would get involved in the situation in the first place.