Playing With / Reference Overdosed

Basic Trope: A show with loads of ShoutOuts.
  • Straight: Most of the plot and jokes in Miracle <//> Enn are referencing other works.
  • Exaggerated: Mechanical Chanticleer has a reference a minute, literally. There is at least one reference on every page of the show's scripts.
  • Downplayed: Miracle <//> Enn has shoutouts, one every episode.
  • Justified: The main character in Miracle <//> Enn is an avid cinema watcher and video game player and likes to talk about his hobby.
  • Inverted:
    • The show is Referenced by... hundreds of other shows.
    • Alternatively, almost every work up to 10 years after the release of Ancient Abyss Treble makes a Shout-Out to that work.
  • Subverted: After the first season Miracle <//> Enn starts reducing the parodies and homages in favor of original plots and jokes.
  • Double Subverted: In the third season, the frequency of shout outs in Miracle <//> Enn returns to the level of the first season.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Miracle <//> Enn has just one reference every three episodes, if at all.
  • Enforced: Miracle <//> Enn is being used to promote other works through shoutouts.
  • Lampshaded: "If you make a reference to one more work, I'm gonna make sure that you'll smell of napalm in the...uhmm garbage bin."
  • Invoked: Alice teaches Bob lots of things about movies, just so she'd have someone to share her references with.
  • Exploited: It turns out the password is a classic movie quote, so getting Bob to talk about old movies will reveal the right line soon.
  • Defied: "Stop with the references! You can talk like a normal person, Bob!"
  • Discussed:"Have you seen this somewhere?" "This event or our whole quest?" "Yes."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: With so many ShoutOuts, the probability that the creators of Miracle <//> Enn get sued is higher than if they had done less shouts.
  • Analyzed: A documentary The Media of Homages tries to dissect the reasons why the amount of original material and jokes in comedic cartoons is decreasing and the amount of Whole Plot References is increasing.

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