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In the United Kingdom, Mars had a popular advert for Milky Way that involved an (anthropomorphised) blue car racing a red car. A year or two later, they revamped their campaign by remaking the same advert...but now with blue and red spaceships racing IN SPACE!
Pizza Hut's "Pizza Head" commercials are 's Saturday Night Live Mr Bill AS A SLICE OF PIZZA.
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Recycling is common for many religions and traditions. So much that tracking the origins is difficult.
is Fabuland LEGO WITH FURRIES!
The short-lived action figure series K9 Corps recycles the concept of the similarly short-lived ... Road Rovers ONLY !
DARKER AND EDGIER is LEGO Space , um, LEGO IN SPACE!
is Monster High Bratz WITH MONSTERS!
Toy designer Sillof has actually made a hobby out of this trope, with a line of fan-made action figures that Star Wars transplants the cast of the original trilogy into different genres. He first came to prominence with a Steampunk Star Wars line, but has since churned out a Film Noir Star Wars line, a Western Star Wars line, a Cyberpunk Star Wars line, a High Fantasy Star Wars line, a 1940s sci-fi serial Star Wars line, a Jidai Geki Star Wars line, and several others. The results are fascinating, to say the least.
action figures have series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IN SPACE! AND PLAYING SPORTS! AND AS SUPERHEROES! AND SCUBA DIVING! AND AS CLOWNS!? ETC.!
started being set "But They're In Space" at the end of episode 50 and on.
Bonus Stage Both played straight and lampshaded in :
Charlie the Unicorn 4
Pink Unicorn: "Charlie, we don't have much time! We have to get to the moon!"
Blue Unicorn: "In OUTER SPACE!!!"
Blue Unicorn: "I don't know why I yelled that!"
Parodied in with Homestar Runner which, as you can guess, was about a Limozeen: But they're in space! Fake Band adventuring around space in their tour bus/spaceship. It was cancelled during the airing of its pilot episode.
Strong Sad: But why are they in space? There's no reason for them to be in space!
Strong Bad: On the contrary, my dear Fatson. There is every reason for them to be in space!
"How 'bout this? Zero: The Artificial Hedgehog; made in Dr. Eggman's super-secret-underwater-volcano lab. IN SPACE!"
is Arthur, King of Time and Space Exactly What It Says on the Tin!
is also Cleopatra in Spaaace! Exactly What It Says on the Tin!
''Idiots in Space'' is Ctrl+Alt+Del IN SPACE!
is Daisy Owl Achewood !
FOR KIDS is Darths & Droids ... Star Wars AS AN RPG!
Or DM OF THE Rings... WITH STAR WARS!
Dinosaur Comics This page has T-Rex become SPACE REX! In
SPACE!!! T-Rex gets a Nobel prize for retelling Red Riding Hood, with SPACE WOLVES and SPACE LASERS ("SLASERS").
is DM of the Rings ... Lord of the Rings AS AN !
RPG is Fabuland Housewives Desperate Housewives WITH !
LEGO FUNNY ANIMAL CHARACTERS is Friendship is Dragons My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic AS A ! One could even say, CAMPAIGN D&D Darths & Droids OUT OF SPACE, WITH PONIES!
is Jack ... Divine Comedy WITH ! FURRIES AND STUFF THAT WILL !
NEVER LET YOU SLEEP AGAIN is Last Res0rt ... The Running Man WITH !
FURRIES According to protagonist Doug, One Small Step is Knight Rider IN SPACE!
is The Order of the Stick This Very Wiki AS A FANTASY WEBCOMIC.
is Ozy and Millie ... Calvin and Hobbes WITH !
FURRIES is an Prequel MS Paint Adventure IN !
TAMRIEL - Quantum Vibe Atlas Shrugged IN SPACE!
features "Stick Figures Sluggy Freelance IN SPAAAACE!"
Stage-Select subcomic Here is a Question discussed this for one strip, suggesting the phenomenon of this trope in the 1960's was due to the excitement of the space race. Then the money grubbing author decides to hop on the bandwagon and reformatted the comic into - you guessed it - Here is a Question ◊ IN SPACE! A mild Rage Against the Author later ◊, the comic returned to normal.
is an art museum strip Starslip IN SPACE, and its characters know it. They drink "space grog," try not to get "behind space-schedule," and shout "GOOD SPACE HEAVENS!" when surprised.
is Venus Ascending Venus Envy IN SPACE!
is best described as Ad Astra Per Aspera 1984 IN SPACE!
Film Brain is the Nostalgia Critic IN ENGLAND!
Mike Jeavons is the Nostalgia Critic IN ENGLAND! STRICTLY REVIEWING ONLY SEQUELS! IN A SUIT!
Given one of its artists, Natasha Allegri, is creator, the story told by Puppycat in episode 2 wouldn't be out of place in Bee and Puppycat's what with the Functional Magic and kingdoms named after attributes. The show itself is a bit different.
Adventure Time, Bum Reviews is The Nostalgia Critic but with A CRAZY OPTIMISTIC HOMELESS PERSON!
is Death Battle or Celebrity Deathmatch Deadliest Warrior WITH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS!
Caddicarus is JonTron... IN ENGLAND!
That Dude in the Suede is the Nostalgia Critic IN NEW ZEALAND! AND HE ONLY REVIEWS ANIME!
By their own admission, is Epic Meal Time Jackass IN THE KITCHEN!
Game Show Garbage is WrestleCrap FOR THE WORST IN GAME SHOWS!
The fastest way to describe is probably Imperium Nova ... A Song of Ice and Fire IN SPACE! Referring things as being IN SPACE! is also a running joke among the playerbase.
The first episode of Flash Tub's "Jefferson Brothers" on is "In Space". Something Awful Lampshaded in its Easter Egg.
Le Joueur du Grenier is The Angry Video Game Nerd, only French.
is Marble Hornets , The Blair Witch Project On
YouTube, with Slender Man! The News Team Assemble started with the comedic "We're So Gangsta Rap." They then returned with "Space Rap," possibly meant as a Lampshade Hanging.
The Nostalgia Chick is the Nostalgia Critic... WITH BOOBS, SO !
IT'S OKAY FOR HER TO REVIEW CHICK FLICKS The folks behind NJUZ readily admit to being The Onion IN THE BALKANS!
The Randomverse is and/or Seinfeld Cheers note WITH SUPERHEROES!
A spoofed running gag in a lot of Roger Van Der Weide movies.
is Survival of the Fittest ... Battle Royale WITH TERRORISTS! !
IN AMERICA is Table Flip Tabletop WITH !
GAME GRUMPS AND IN THE 18th CENTURY The mascot for is none other than Abraham Lincoln Webcomic Underdogs IN SPACE!
is Welcome to Night Vale Twin Peaks AS A COMEDIC RADIO DRAMA! IN THE DESERT!
Willy ON WHEELS!
A popular epithet for 's paranormal board /x/, particularly since its 4chan saturation by /b/'s userbase around late 2008, is "/b/ with ghosts".
Any form of space travel, really. HUMANS IN SPACE!
Byzantium is The Roman Empire IN THE EAST!
The computer programming language C++ was originally called (and originally was) C.... WITH CLASSES!
Explosions in Space!
Hubble is a telescope... but IN SPACE!
And it's repaired by space shuttles, which are airplanes IN SPACE!
The Mateba Grifone is the Mateba Unica 6 AS A CARBINE!
The new Informatics Forum of the University of Edinburgh has, above the main entrance, in big friendly letters: "The University of Edinburgh IN SPACE!" ◊
The OCR Physics A level in England. A levels have two sections; AS and A2. When asked what was covered in A2, one troper's teacher replied, "It's basically AS module one IN SPACE."
New Orleans' French Quarter is Paris !
IN AMERICA And Quebec is a dual-language (English and French) France... IN CANADA!
Head on out to Chicoutimi or Rimouski or Rivière-du-Loup and see how "dual-language" it is.
Alternately, Quebec is (in the words of a francophobic wag on a trip to Montreal in winter) "the Louisiana of Siberia."
Patents for common software algorithms aren't that novel and won't be easily obtained. However, you can instead obtain patents for common software algorithms ON THE INTERNET!
Space solar power. Gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays didn't work out? Okay, let's try gigawatt-scale solar-panel arrays IN SPACE!
Space weather. It's weather. IN SPACE! Except it's actually life-threatening radiation. IN SPACE!
St. Vladimir was King Manasseh IN RUSSIA!
Tang is orange juice that only became popular after astronauts drank it IN SPACE!
This article/video describes the light show made when you explode an H-bomb. IN SPACE!
This sort of premise has been seen in venture capital investing, in which it becomes shorthand to describe some new idea as "X for Y" where X is some preexisting thing and Y is some new demographic. (For example, "Groupons for Moms".) Venture capitalist Ethan Kurzweil has written an article decrying this tendency as lazy and possibly detrimental to creativity.
Undergraduate math is made of this trope:
Many universities have three semesters of calculus, where Calculus III is Calculus I and II IN 3D SPACE!
After learning about vectors on a plane comes vectors IN SPACE!
Similarly, multi-variable calculus is calculus IN 3D SPACE!
The United States started out roughly as the United Kingdom AS A REPUBLIC !
IN AMERICA Australia started out roughly as the United Kingdom !
WITH SAND Zero-G Spot is, as the Laconic page says, sex IN SPACE!