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->'''Phil:''' I'll get you out. We could make it a team effort.\\
'''Phred:''' Yep. Since there's a ''lot'' I can do behind a wall of extremely dense glass.\\
'''Phil:''' ...Okay, so it'll be more like what children's television shows consider a "team effort".
-->-- ''[[VideoGame/RiddleSchool Riddle Transfer]]''

Sometimes works pretend to be interactive when, by the definition of their medium, they aren't. You know what this means, right?
[-''{{Beat}}''-] [[note]]Oh, right, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle wiki pages aren't interactive media;]] we have no idea what your mental response was going to be so we'll just have to pretend you said something relevant to the question.[[/note]]

You're absolutely right, it means that anything the audience does has no effect on the program!

Anyway, this is common in children's programming (e.g. {{Edutainment}}) to encourage a form of AudienceParticipation. Sometimes, instead of a blank pause the work will have a chorus of voices chime in with the expected answer.

When this trope is used in a ShowWithinAShow, it could involve TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat.

Shows with Fake Interactivity have NoFourthWall.

Compare ButThouMust, the video game equivalent, where the interactivity allowed by the medium isn't utilised. Not to be confused with the audience shouting at TooDumbToLive characters.



* There are some scuzzy online ads that pose as computer dialogue boxes and offer supposed choices such as "Do you want to update your drivers? Yes / No" It doesn't matter which choice you click, if you're stupid enough to click on it. You still get sent to the same page, most likely trying to get spyware of some sort onto your computer.
* In one online ad for [[WesternAnimation/FindingDory Dory]] toys at Target Dory hides and you have to find her. Regardless of whether you click or not, or tap or not if you're on your Phone, Dory still acts as if you ''did''.
* Publisher's Clearing House is fond of sending out emails that say stuff like "accept this prize entry or surrender your chances." Clicking the "accept" button will enter you in the contest or take you a page for entering. The "surrender" button isn't clickable.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In a rare example of a show for older kids doing this, the Inaho episodes of ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' contain a segment called "Yo-Kai Search Quiz", where the viewer has to help Inaho find where [[MonsterOfTheDay that week's Yo-Kai is hiding.]] Inaho and [=USApyon=] usually count down while waiting for the viewer to choose the correct answer, but in one episode, this did not happen.
* ''[[Anime/TrainingWithHinako The Hinako Series]]'' is (in)famous as an attempt at this targeted towards the older {{Otaku}} crowd with the intent for them to act as companionship with stuff like [[WorkoutFanservice training]], [[BeautifulDreamer sleeping]], and [[FuroScene bathing]] in the most {{Fanservice}}y possible. It was also one of [[AllMenArePerverts the best selling OVAs in Japan at the time of release, being sold out rather quickly]].
* Hinako even has somewhat has a SpearCounterpart in ''Anime/MakuraNoDanshi'', although in the case of the latter a [[HaremGenre Reverse Harem]] with the viewer as the Heroine. Cue [[FlameWar flame wars]] between {{Otaku}}s of both sexes arguing over [[DoubleStandard which is "creepier"]] (in this case invoking the GirlShowGhetto).
* The home video release of the fifth ''Franchise/LoveLive'' concert has an animated segment of the main characters doing the calls and responses, with the characters pausing for the viewers to say the chants. They act as if you said the response even if you didn't.

* Discussed regarding Language Lab cassette tapes in an Creator/EddieIzzard routine, segueing into TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat:
-->'''Tape:''' Ou est le plume de ma tante? ''[pause]'' Ou est le plume de ma tante? \\
'''Student:''' La plume de ma tante est pres de la chaise de ma tante. ''[[AsYouKnow As well you know.]]''\\
'''Tape:''' Oui, la plume de ma tante ''est'' pres de la chaise de ma tante.\\
'''Student:''' How does this tape know what I'm talking about?\\
'''Tape:''' Ou est la plume de mon oncle?\\
'''Student:''' Le plume de mon oncle est bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy.\\
'''Tape:''' ''[affronted]'' Non! Pas de tout! Je ne me connais pas "bingy-bongy-boogy-bongy." Qu'est-ce que vous dites?

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' #1, Sonic asks readers to plug in their UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis consoles and boot up ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' in order to get him to the Casino Night Zone. He then admits, "[[SubvertedTrope Or you can just turn the page!]]"

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration,'' a girl named Christy has been hurt by dark magic, and the Care Bears tell the audience that they have to chant "I care!" along with the other characters in order to save her.
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' films (save for the ones from Max Heart through Splash Star, as well as the Spring Carnival movie) have objects called Miracle Lights that are used at the climax. Each patron in the theater is given one, and has to use it at the climax while shouting "You can do it, Pretty Cure!" or "Power to the Pretty Cure!". People who don't have the lights are encouraged to support them with all their heart.
* ''[[VideoGame/PriPara Fly Out, PriPara: Aim For It With Everyone! Idol Grand Prix]]'' has Meganee tell the viewer to turn their hand as if they were cranking a Gashapon machine to pick the songs, which happens anyway even if the audience isn't doing the action.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', the audience is supposedly responsible for putting the cushion out to break Mr. Conductor's fall. This is averted in the [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine two]] [[Series/ShiningTimeStation series]] the film was based on, however.
* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' tried to do this with instructions at the beginning of the film encouraging the children to do certain things when certain events in the film took place. The few parents who thought this would be a good idea regretted the decision when the kids would run loose all over the movie theater and disrupted everyone else's time there.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland'' begins with Bert and Ernie telling the audience that they'll need to help participate during the movie, and ask them to count down from ten to start the film. Weirdly enough, fake kids' voices play during these parts.
* The DancingBear gag of the 1961 horror film ''Film/MrSardonicus'' was a simulated "vote" on the final fate of the movie's villain. Just before the closing scene, the film's producer appears on-screen and invites the audience to hold up the "thumbs up/down" cards they'd have been issued during the original theatrical release. He goes through the motions of calling on a few audience members to clarify their votes, mimes tallying the results, then calls the verdict and cues up the concluding scene. [[spoiler: It's unclear if a "show mercy" option was ever filmed or not, but the slanted way the producer describes the viewers' choice pretty much ''guarantees'' that "no mercy" will win, so only that outcome was ever actually shown. That's why it's ''Fake'' Interactivity.]]

* The TV show watched by Millie in ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'' has the protagonist's wife Millie, who is utterly obsessed with her TV Room. Not a room containing a TV, mind you; a room where nearly all the walls ''are'' televisions. Her favorite show (and many others, no doubt) has the gimmick of mailing episode's script a few days ahead of time, letting viewers memorize their lines. During the show, a light in the corner of the screen indicates when the viewer is supposed to speak. All Millie thinks about are the characters of the show, and she even demands that her husband replace the final wall of the room with a fourth TV so she can feel more immersed. NoFourthWall, [[StealthPun indeed]].\\\
The film adaptation simply presents a straightforward example of the trope, in the form of characters having a banal argument, turning to the viewer playing an unseen third character, and asking their opinion. [[AdaptationNameChange Linda]] doesn't answer in time, but it continues anyway with a noncommittal reply, apparently shattering her immersion.
* Mo Willems' ''[[Literature/PigeonSeries Pigeon]]'' series of books, beginning with ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus'' present this in literary format, encouraging the readers to shout out "No!" when the Pigeon begs to do something he's not allowed to do, like driving the bus. Some of these stories were later adapted for DVD by Scholastic and Weston Woods. There are other children's picture books that have adopted this format as well.
* The children's book ''Open Very Carefully'' has a similar concept; it follows the story of a crocodile who invades a book and encourages kids to shake the book, turn it, and other things in an attempt to get the crocodile out.
* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' book ''The Monster at the End of This Book'' has Grover repeatedly requesting the reader not turn the page, and he gets increasingly desperate as the reader continues to turn the page.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] would run advertisements where they would ask the viewer to please place their hand up to the screen. There was then a sequence where a futuristic laser beam would "scan" an outline of a human hand. The voice would then say "You have been cleared. Thank you."
* {{Downplayed| Trope}} in ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''. Mister Rogers rarely required the audience to play along, but he did talk to the camera as if it was the viewer. In fact, the well-remembered "Can you say X" example (which Fred Rogers felt would have been condescending) [[BeamMeUpScotty only ever happened once]].[[note]]In a very early episode, Mister Rogers says "Can you say that? Pentagon?" after holding up a pentagon to the audience.[[/note]]
** Parodied in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', as Opus learns English from the show. In the first of those strips, he responds to "Trumpet player" with "Terflump Gerflump"; in the second, he answers "Public servant" with "bozo". In both cases, Rogers just says "Good!"
** In another strip, Oliver's Banana Jr. computer does the same thing, but responds to the TV by saying "Ted Koppel is a waffle". When Mr. Rogers says "Good!", the computer addresses the house: "MISTER ROGERS HAS GONE BANANAS!"
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' both try to talk to the people watching the show. In a truly hilarious bit, Drake is warmly received by his audience and given a plate of cookies through the fourth wall, while [[ButtMonkey Josh]] is both insulted and spit upon.
** In another episode, Crazy Steve is watching ''Dora the Explorer'', asking Dora why she would need to ask the audience something so simple when she could probably figure it out herself.
* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' , which had a fairly dark take on this in the "Smile Time" episode. Puppet demons hosted their own show and used it to steal the souls of little kids. In TheTeaser, a kid was watching the show and as the mom walked out of the room, the lead puppet watched her walk away and then talked straight to the kid. This looks like normal FakeInteractivity until [[spoiler:that particular kid, and no one else so far, loses his soul]].
* Played with in ''Series/RomperRoom'': The host could use the Magic Mirror to "see" who was watching, naming children who'd written to the show. Since this was a show franchise produced by local stations, it was likely that a given child watching might be called.
* Shane and David do this during the beginning of ''Series/TheUpsideDownShow''.
* ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', being a parody of the "kid's show" genre. As an interesting side-note, the plastic overlay from ''WesternAnimation/WinkyDink'' inspired ''Pee-Wee's'' "Magic Screen" segments.
* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' spoof of ''Dora the Explorer'' called "[[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tv-funhouse-maraka/84996 Maraka]]", in which the title character asks about the meaning of life, the nature of free will, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the Robert Blake murder trial]] while acting as though the viewers are giving a specific answer. Maraka also becomes aggravated when the "audience" does not pretend to toboggan down a mountain.
* In several of David Copperfield's TV specials, he would perform a magic trick with the viewers at home, largely involving a series of cards on the screen and asking the viewers at home to pick a card and then move around the cards until he figures out which card you are on. He isn't really interacting with the viewers at home, he's using instructions designed to herd the viewers to a specific card.
* Sam on the 1986 VHS ''Rent-a-Friend'' would like to be ''your'' friend. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMi86xNrPpU]]
* On the PBS children's math show ''Odd Squad'', each episode includes a short "recruitment video" requesting that young viewers sign up with their math-mystery-solving agency. The recruiter's invitation is always addressed in this fashion, as with: "Hey, you with the hair. And the eyes. Yes, you!" or "Hey, you! With the glasses! Or no glasses!"
* The home edition of 1961 ABC game show ''Series/{{Camouflage}}'' had clear sheets of film included for viewers to put over their TV screens and with the crayon included trace the object the contestants on the show were attempting to find and trace.
* Common in local kids' shows of the 1950's and 1960's, such as ''Bozo the Clown''. The UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC version for instance had "Bozo ball", where he would throw a ball at a specific viewer after reading out their name and address.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In an in-universe example, one episode had the Tenth Doctor on a video (filmed several decades prior), apparently interacting in real time with the episode's protagonist (in the modern day). Turns out he was actually just reading off an autocue (complete with pauses of appropriate length)... transcribed during said conversation by the protagonist's own sidekick and given to the Doctor in the ''future''. This being the same episode that gave us 'timey-wimey, wibbly wobbly' is not at all coincidental.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Pre-taped interviews ("via satellite") are usually done this way, with the announcers or another wrestler involved with the promo playing along to the video. Usually resorted to when someone like The Rock is off filming a movie.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* After averting it for nearly ten seasons (although it did have [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Barney Says]]), ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' did this when the show switched sets.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** Aside from the occasional Fourth Wall break, the show avoided this as well for the most part. And even when the Fourth Wall was broken, the characters were usually just lecturing the audience on various topics, with the audience merely spectators to the inevitable chaos. Then along came "Elmo's World".
** There's also "Abby's Flying Fairy School", but the characters ask each other questions rather than the audience.

* An early (and iconic in Britain) example comes from ''Listen with Mother'', Creator/TheBBC's radio program for children in TheFifties: "Are you sitting comfortably?" ''(Pause)'' "Then I'll begin." When the BBC moved to TV, it became ''Watch With Mother''. Fifty-odd years later, the show inspired the villainous "Wire" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Idiot's Lantern".
* In ''Radio/NewDynamicEnglish'', Max would usually ask the listener questions regarding the interview. There's also "A Question for You" where Max asks a question with an answer that is up to the listener.
** Elizabeth also does this to the listeners in ''Functioning in Business''.

* ''[[Theatre/DoctorWhoLive Doctor Who Live: The Monsters Are Coming!]]'' used mostly live actors, but featured the Doctor in the form of pre-recorded footage of Matt Smith on a screen. Several times, the Doctor asks the audience to help him break the Miniscopes by chanting "Geronimo!" as loud as they can. Of course, the footage just continues regardless of what the audience is doing.
* Zig-zagged in ''Theatre/TheTrailToOregon''. The audience really does get to name the five main characters by shouting out suggestions, and vote on [[TonightSomeoneDies which of the characters dies at the end]]. However, the part where the audience is allowed to choose ''how'' the character will meet their demise is only there on the assumption that the audience will ''always'' choose dysentery, a safe bet due to the disease's [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature in [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail the game the musical is based on]].
* In ''Theatre/TheMarvellousWonderettes'', the audience votes to choose one of the actresses as Prom Queen. But the votes are ignored and Suzy is always chosen.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Sent up in ''VideoGame/{{Wonder Project J}}2''. A selling point at the time was that Josette, the RobotGirl whom you have been tasked with raising, would respond in full voice to player input, which generally came in the form of simple "praise/scold" prompts. In one of them, if you praised her dancing ability, she would modestly deny her talent, insisting that since you'd taught her everything she knows, you must be a much better dancer, and asks for a demonstration. After staring out of the screen for a few seconds, she claps her hands and laughs happily, [[LampshadeHanging admitting that she can't actually see you, but she's certain you were fantastic]]!
* Used somewhat bizarrely in ''Barney's Hide and Seek''. If the player starts the game and then goes long enough without providing input, Barney will simply start walking toward the end of the level all by himself. He won't complete the actual objective of finding hidden kids or presents, but he will walk all the way from the beginning of the game to the end after only a single button press on the controller.
* ''VideoGame/SteamshovelHarry''. It purportedly is a game about jump physics where you have to save the earth from an asteroid that will strike in ten minutes. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the mandatory tutorial video takes ten minutes and you die immediately afterwards.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'' has a sequence where *Hyun-ae tells you to make a cake before you can progress. This is a real-world cake. The game suggests recipes for you and checks to see if the amount of time each recipe takes to complete has passed, but if you wait the correct time, *Hyun-ae has no way of knowing if you've actually made a cake or not (unless you tell her). There is an achievement for sending the developer a photo of you eating the cake with her, though.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', the player is told to either press the middle stick on their controller or tilt their mouse to [[spoiler: dodge a gun when affected by the Scarecrows gas, you obviously fail and get a game over screen no matter what you do with the "quit" and "try again" buttons allowing you to continue past the fake interactivity]].
* This is actually a plot point in Act 2 of the Agent plotline in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. What you tell your character to say and what he/she actually says are often two different things, because [[spoiler:your character was brainwashed into following the orders of the group you were infiltrating]].
* This is used in a bonus scene in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' you can get if you wait a few seconds after receiving the "Fin" screen in the ending. [[spoiler:The merchant [[BreakingTheFourthWall speaks to directly the player]] and waits for the response. The scene ends with the merchant asking, "Ah, you are a writer?" and then begging the player to tell him the title of the book they're writing, which then appears on a black screen in white letters: ''ODIN SPHERE''.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Parodied in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html for kids]]". Strong Bad demonstrates how bad of a kids' show host he would be with an ImagineSpot. He asks the kids to say "The Cheat", which they do (though one says "Christopher Columbus") and Strong Bad gives them an FMinusMinus regardless. Then when they fail to find The Cheat hiding behind a box (they say he is "right there" but do not specify), he flips out and threatens to kill their dogs.
* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/PlancysWorld'', which is a TakeThat towards ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. The webtoon's main character, Plancy, constantly talks to the viewers as if she were actually in a show made for preschoolers.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Played with in [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2000/08/19/ozy-and-millie-408/ this]] ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' strip.
* Inverted in one ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007326 panel]]. ''Homestuck'' actually is frequently interactive, with Flash animations and game segments, but once trolled the readers by displaying a loading screen, followed by: [[spoiler:"You spend no less than 90 seconds staring at this fucking GIF image before you realize the actual Flash animation is on the next page."]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' used this technique so heavily as to [[LampshadeHanging call attention to itself]]. Usually, pre-recorded children's voices would answer the question. Host Steve or Joe (Kevin in the U.K.) would keep up a running dialogue with the viewer, who was supposed to help figure out the clues to the game of Blue's Clues. A typical line of dialogue...
-->'''Steve:''' This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' normally avoids this pretty studiously, but did do it once in a SomethingCompletelyDifferent style story.
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' (to the point where the show is supposedly set inside a computer game with an onscreen mouse pointer) and sister show, ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo!'' are the [[TropeCodifier defining examples of this]] in modern media.
** When Swiper comes around, remember to shout "SwiperNoSwiping" along with Dora until he goes away.
** It does this in the [=PS2=] games based on the franchise too, despite the interactive media.
** It also happens in Dora and Friends: Into The City!, but less frequently. The most egregious example would be at the beginning of each episode, in which Dora and one of her friends encourage the viewer to clap their hands...for no reason whatsoever.
** Averted with the "Dora Appisodes" app, which actually uses the microphone and touchscreen to answer Dora's questions.
* A mainstay of ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'', especially when the episode gets to the point of resolving the CharacterDevelopment issue of the day.
* Also a staple of the Nick Jr. channel's "Puzzle Time" interstitials with Moose A. Moose.
* Happens on ''Bo on the Go'', a Canadian CGI series that could best be described as ''Dora'' with the SerialNumbersFiledOff.
* ''PinkyDinkyDoo'' has a segment of this nature at the end of each story, which takes the form of a quiz section.
* French animated TV series ''WesternAnimation/{{Didou}}'' (known as ''Louie'' in the UK and Australia) plays this trope straight.
* Animated TV series Boo also plays this trope straight, requiring the viewer to point out where Boo's hiding. As the show's TitleThemeTune explains "Can you find Boo? It's all you have to do!"
* The ''[[Literature/WheresWally Wally/Waldo]]'' TV series does this somewhat during breaks, showing a static picture and encouraging the viewer to locate Wally[=/=]Waldo before time runs out.
* The trope appears in the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "One False Movie" in the Dora {{parody|names}} "Lauren is Explorin'" (named for series co-creator Creator/LaurenFaust).
* Played with very briefly in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?":
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' Well, I couldn't possible solve this mystery... can YOU? ''(points at the screen)''\\
''([[FourthWallPsych POV changes, revealing Hibbert pointing at Chief Wiggum]])''\\
'''Wiggum:''' Yeah, I'll give it a shot... I mean it's my job, right?
** This was connected to a contest the show was running in which viewers could figure out the assailant to win a prize.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'', mainly by the goldfish Dennis to quiz the viewers.
** Similarly, the Fish character on the [=PBSKids=] series ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'' does this in short segments called "Fish Facts." Played for humor, because the answer to the question is always demonstrated in the background by the actual animal while Fish is asking the question. "You're right! Next time, I'll stump you for sure." In the third season, however, the animals appear in bubbles surrounding the cat to try to make things a bit more challenging.
* A mainstay of the modern Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior programs ''My Friends Tigger & Pooh'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso''.
** This actually originated, at least for Pooh, from the live-action series "Welcome To Pooh Corner", where the characters ask a question, then it shows clips of real children answering. For instance, the [[TropeNamer trope-naming]] VerySpecialEpisode "TooSmartForStrangers", when the characters ask what to do near a stranger. ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''Series/TheDoodlebops'' are among the other live-action kids shows to utilize this method as well.
* The UrExample, ''WesternAnimation/WinkyDink'' [[TheMerch marketed a plastic overlay and crayons]], which were to be used to draw props on-screen (for instance, a ladder to help the title character out of a pit.) A number of children simply drew on the screen.
* Parodied on one of the ShowWithinAShow programs that Meatwad watches on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''. A puppet sings and flail about, occasionally directly addressing the in-universe audience in a demonic tone. None of the characters seem to notice this at all.
-->This is your left, and that's your left!\\
This is your left, that's your left!\\
This is your right, and that's your right!\\
This is your right-[[MoodWhiplash You're gonna die!]]
* Not only does ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow'' have prerecorded children's voices answering the questions the insect characters ask, but the characters also encourage viewers to "wave their hands above their heads like antennae".
* The Disney Junior show ''WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins'' stars four child prodigies who, by the age of six, have mastered various musical instruments and forms of interpretive dance, but are still worse at problem-solving than your four-year-old is, and constantly needs their help. Er... [[IdiotBall sometimes]], anyway. Can be FridgeBrilliance, since prodigies or not they're still just children.
* Another Disney Junior show, ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'', is pretty much Dora [[RecycledInSpace with pirates and better animation]]. Features Peter Pan in the pilot and Captain Hook as a running villain.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' with "Ducky Momo", a ShowWithinAShow which is a strange hybrid of ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' and ''Dora''. Here's a sample of what an episode entailed;
-->'''Narrator:''' Ducky Momo needs to get to the other side of the Bumbleberry river. Can you help him find the bridge?\\
'''Kid 1:''' It's right there! Behind you!\\
'''Kid 2:''' To your left! Your ''other'' left.\\
'''Kid 3:''' No! No, not that way.... that's a ''candy wrapper''.\\
'''Kid 1:''' ''Now'' where is he going?\\
'''Kid 3:''' How has he survived this long?
* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi''. The team addresses the viewer as their "[=UmiFriend=]".
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'' has this, calling the viewer "Super You". With the Power to Help!
* Another Playhouse Disney show, ''Westernanimation/JoJosCircus'', had the main character and her "pet lion" Goliath, mainly to encourage exercise by asking the viewers to get up and exercise or dance with them.
** Even in Handy Manny, ever since the start of season 3. They couldn't re-do the classic animation with the tools dancing on a stage. Instead they had a mash-up of different scenes from episodes with Kelly asking trivia questions to the viewers.
* The animated series ''Wonkidoos'' uses this. Similar to ''Blue's Clues'', childrens' voices are used to answer the question. Unlike most of these examples, they don't even give you time to answer the question yourself!
* Happens during [[OnTheNext the next episode/end credit segments]] of ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins''. Only in the first season, however, it was dropped like a hot potato afterwards. The show's creator actually created the show with a purposeful intention of ''not'' doing this in the first place.
* The Wishing Ways segments of ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' do this.
* On ''WesternAnimation/WallyKazam'', Wally will quiz viewers on things such as what word starts with a particular sound. Overall this is done far smoother and less often than in Dora, making it more enjoyable to watch.
* While the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' series averts this, the trope is played straight with the rare video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pC3EoIgnw VeggieTown: Greetings from Bob and Larry]]''.
** Parodied in "God Wants Me To Forgive Them" when Larry asks the audience if they're interested in hearing about their adventures while stranded on an island, followed by the obligatory {{Beat}}. When Bob asks Larry about what we said, Larry admits he doesn't know and just assumes we said yes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'' features the cast asking the audience for help.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' featured an applause meter device for home audiences to gauge which team they wanted to win a specific event via their applause. Mildew Wolf (one of the show's commentators) held his mic up to the camera for the presumed home viewer applause.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' does this often.
* Zig-zagging on ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'': Watching the show on supported devices will actually see an icon pop up at set intervals, which when tapped will suspend the show and launch a flash-card like minigame. In other parts of the show, and/or if you watch the show from a device which does not support the interactive segments, the trope is played straight (the babies and narrator addresses you as the ''big kid'').
* {{Parodied| Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 69 parodies ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. Kaeloo says random sentences in different languages and tells the audience to repeat, and she pauses and stares at the audience. Stumpy walks in front of her and waves his hand in her face, trying to see why she's frozen.
* ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy'', being by many of the creators of ''Blue's Clues'', naturally uses this with show star Arty sometimes asking the viewers for help and regularly speaking with them.
* ''WesternAnimaion/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines'' has Blaze and AJ asking the audience to do various things, such as placing objects and finding which choice will work.