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Playing With: Shout-Out
Basic Trope: A reference to other work.
  • Straight: Charlie makes a reference Work 091 by saying the most well-known quote from that book.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Easter Egg
  • Justified: Charlie is a huge Work 091 fan.
  • Inverted: Take That.
  • Subverted: The audience, after some situation, expects Charlie to quote Work 091. Instead, he says an original quote.
  • Double Subverted: After Charlie says the quote, Uma comments "I admire your resistance against temptation to quote Work 091 after what just happened."
  • Parodied: Charlie makes so many shoutouts that the characters attempt to guess what he's referencing, with varying degrees of success.
  • Zig Zagged: At first, there are several shoutouts to several works of fiction, then it becomes purely vanilla. During the climax, Charlie speaks the most famous line from work 091, and then the shoutouts permanently stop there.
  • Averted: Nothing famous is referenced.
  • Enforced: "Hey, let's put a Work 091 reference here!"
  • Lampshaded: "And in case you were wondering, that was a reference to Work 091."
  • Invoked: "Yeah, it's just like that movie, what was it called?" "Work 091?" "Yes, and I think this quote best sums it all up..."
  • Exploited: "Have I heard that before?"
  • Defied: "I'm not gonna reference anything!"
  • Discussed: "Now imagine if we would start quoting famous works based on a situation similar to this!"
  • Conversed: "Aren't you gonna mention Work 091?"
  • Deconstructed: Charlie is sued by the creator of Work 091 afterwards.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Charlie isn't sued, but he has to pay royalties.
    • Charlie isn't sued—because the Shout-Out included due credit. The creator of Work 091 appreciates the free publicity.

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