Lampshaded: The Black Sheep Hit opens with the spoken phrase, “And Now For SomethingCompletely Different!” For bonus points, the song immediately following the Black Sheep Hit on the album opens with the spoken phrase, “Alright, now we’re back to our normal style!”
Defied: See “Justified” – except that rather than compromise, the Sharkheads decide to get a new label.
Discussed: The lead singer for the Sharkheads specifically cites their Black Sheep Hit as the band’s Old Shame, and recalls that their drummer (who wrote the song) hates it.
Reconstructed: ...However, it was part of a Batman Gambit to gain a huge fanbase, as the new album contains another Black Sheep Hit combining the best of both worlds. Naturally, it is an even bigger commercial success, and the band’s subsequent albums do the same thing; cue the onrush of thousands of old fans and millions of new ones.