* The title character from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' was pretty Genre Savvy himself. Lampshaded quite often, given the series.
-->'''Steph:''' When will I see you again?
-->'''Freakazoid:''' Well, if I know my cartoons, and I do, I'll be back later on to rescue you from something really horrible! Buh-Bye!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** In the episode "[[Recap/TeenTitansS2E5FearItself Fear Itself]]", the Titans are investigating strange goings-on in their base after watching a horror movie. Starfire suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang they split up]], but Beast Boy [[NeverSplitTheParty vehemently protests this plan]]:
-->'''Beast Boy:''' Did you not see the movie?! When you split up, the monster picks you off one by one, starting with the good-looking [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]]... me!
** And then, sure enough, he ''is'' the first one to get captured. As he's pulled back into the darkness, he even shouts out "I told you! Funny guy goes fiiiiirrrrst!"
** Beast Boy's knowledge of tropes would come in handy again in the TrappedInTVLand episode.
** When Cyborg is sent to the past in "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E2CyborgTheBarbarian Cyborg the Barbarian]]", he makes sure not to touch anything. "Sci-fi rule number one: you start messing with the past, you end up with monkeys ruling the future!"
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Kim, Ron, Shego, and Senor Senior Jr. are of the most Genre Savvy. This however doesn't prevent them from falling victim to GenreTropes (or that they fall into the tropes as part of a fourth-wall bending realisation that they have to do so to have a story), but does make for some great LampshadeHanging afterwards.
** Señor Senior Sr plays this totally straight, because he learned how to be a {{supervillain}} from books and it's an eccentric hobby for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
** Flash occasionally shows traits of this, as this quote from "The Brave and the Bold" demonstrates:
-->'''Flash:''' Usually when it's this empty, flesh eating zombies show up.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' [[YouWatchTooMuchX You watch too many horror movies]]... ''(interrupted by the sound of a brainwashed mob)''\\
'''Flash:''' Maybe ''you'' don't watch ''enough''.
** After Gorilla Grodd subdues and imprisons the Justice League, Clayface says they should just kill them off now--having acted in enough movies, Clayface knows that saving them for the showy public execution Grodd wants will give them time to ''escape'', no matter how helpless they seem. [[spoiler:Hilariously, this is actually ''J'onn'', apparently making sure not to slip up anywhere in his act.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Legion of Super Heroes}}'': Bouncing Boy is the 21st Century horror movie aficionado, so he warns them of the rules.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has # 21 and # 24 . In "The Lepidopterists", they are well aware that they posses the perfect combination of "expendable and invulnerable". They're sent off on a mission with # 1, and say his cool professionalism marks him for death, while [[ThoseTwoGuys their bumbling incompetence will see them through to the end]], like it always does. Later, they point out that # 1's lack of a name makes him a RedShirt, he reveals his name (Scott Hall), and they say it's just a device to make his impending [[MauveShirt death more emotional]]. Ultimately, he meets his fate when his impressive escape techniques draw the attention of Brock Sampson. [[spoiler:And then somehow survives to show up in another episode.]] # 21 and # 24 were pretending to be wax sculptures at the time. [[spoiler: Ironically, or at least in a cruel twist of fate, in the season 3 finale, 24 stands near the Monarch's car when it suddenly explodes. He's killed in the blast as 21 unintentionally catches his burning head. Why? Because he wore his seat belt and couldn't get away in time.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' discuses it in this exchange:
-->'''Lisa:''' This broom closet is not what it seems. It's a secret surveillance room guarded by a tiny evil robot!\\
'''Homer:''' Ugh. Is this gonna be like one of those horror movies where we open the door and everything's normal and we think you're crazy, but then there really ''is'' a killer robot and the next morning you find me impaled on a weather vane? Is that what this is, Lisa?
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Gwen tries to educate the other campers about the rules of horror movies only to be blatantly ignored... except by fellow horror-buff Duncan, who successfully becomes the {{Final G|irl}}uy because of it. Gwen is then subverted into WrongGenreSavvy when she confronts a real psychotic killer, [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame whom she thinks is an actor pretending to be a psycho killer.]]
** When Sierra drops her ObfuscatingStupidity in the confessional, she's revealed to be having this in spades, up to intending to manipulate [[AlphaBitch Heather]]; all due to her being an FanGirl that watched the show obsessively.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', "When did we land in a bad decade genre medium?" is a running gag, e.g. "When did we land in a bad 70s cop show?"
* Ren from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' has shades of this, particularly in the episode "A Yard Too Far". The eponymous duo is starving as they suddenly sense a delicious smell from someone's backyard.
-->'''Ren''': Wait a minute! I'm not stupid. I've seen cartoons like this before! If I set foot into this yard, I'll probably get ripped into shreds by [[AngryGuardDog some enormous dog]]!
** This is parodied shortly after when Stimpy tells Ren [[ExactWords there is no dog]] only for Ren to be attacked by '''a killer, psychotic baboon'''.
* Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. In one early episode he joins a car dealership:
-->'''Roger:''' Oh, it's like a sitcom come true! I'm part of a workplace ensemble! He must be the sarcastic guy. And ''he's'' the dumb guy. Oh! ''He'' must be the black guy who doesn't talk! *said guy glares at him* Yessss!!
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In "Legend of the Gobblewonker", Dipper brings seventeen disposable cameras along with him to search for the Gobblewonker, since he realizes how often camera problems ruin monster hunts in movies. Also, Soos worries that he might just be a "side character" and get killed off. Ironically for Dipper, ''all'' [[RunningGag of his cameras get destroyed before the monster shows up]].[[spoiler:..except the one he hid under his hat.]]
** In "Scary-Oke" after Dipper accidentally summons a legion of zombies, Soos says he is prepared after seeing basically all zombie movies ever made. [[spoiler:[[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled Only for him to immediately get bitten]], [[BrickJoke like a side-character would.]] Luckily for Soos they find a cure for zombism.]]
* Rick displays some genre savviness (overlapping with TaughtByExperience) in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' in the episode "Look Who's Purging Now" when he predicts what "the festival" will be, comparing it to a movie.
-->'''Townsfolk:''' Sundown is when the festival begins.
-->'''Rick:''' The festival?
-->'''Townsfolk:''' Ooh, well, for millennia, our society has been free of crime and war, living in perfect peace.
-->'''Rick:''' Oh, I know what this is! You've been able to sustain world peace because you have one night a year where you all run around robbing and murdering each other without consequence.
-->'''Townsfolk:''' That's right.
-->'''Morty:''' What?!
-->'''Rick:''' It's like ''The Purge'', Morty. That movie ''The Purge''?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Slappy Squirrel [[AnimatedActors used to star in slapstick cartoons]] and has MediumAwareness, so she knows all of the classic cartoon tricks and gags. Because of this, any attempts to use these tricks against her tend to fail horribly, as she sees them coming from a mile away and knows how to thwart them.
* Sarah from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is this. One episode involves her pointing out the lazy sitcom cliches to Gumball and Darwin.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princess", Marco uses his knowledge of prison escape movies to help him and Star infiltrate St. Olga's to bust out Pony Head.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold:'' "The Pig War" has Arnold and his friends participate in a war reenactment where the teams try to capture Arnold's pet pig, Abner. When Abner's captured by the other team, they declare they will roast him at sundown. To get Abner back, the kids construct a giant wooden pig that they hide inside, a la the TrojanHorse, and deliver it to the opposing fort as a gift. The soldier in charge of the gate is well aware of the story and trick and tries to point it out to their leader, Rex Smythe Higgens. Higgens [[IDontPayYouToThink ignores him]] and orders him to open the gate. Once Arnold and his friends all pop out to fight, the soldier glares at the leader and throws out his hands as if to say "[[IWarnedYou See? I told you so]]."
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