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02:50:27 PM Nov 17th 2012
I may come across as dense, but I really don't understand the Iron Man example from "The Big Bang Theory". Does anyone care to shed light?
05:01:48 PM Aug 23rd 2012
There are a lot of examples that are just 'This show made a reference to this actor. This actor is now dead.' Unless they predicted the circumstances of the actor's death in the show, it's not an example. Keep in mind that the original reference and the later event have to be very similar or it doesn't count. Otherwise you could list thousands of examples.
12:22:24 PM Aug 30th 2010
Cut this and put it here for now. Can we really have this skit both ways?

  • The infamous "Don't Look Back in Anger" short film that showed an elderly John Belushi as the last living member of the original "Not Ready for Primetime" cast who ends up dancing on his cast mates' graves. (What's more disturbing is that the short film "predicted" that Gilda Radner would be one of the dead cast members).[1] [2]
    • Uh, it's disturbing that someone who really died did not fictionally die, or it's disturbing that someone who really died did fictionally die?
11:21:31 PM Jun 2nd 2010
I notice that there are SNL examples both here and under Comedy. Should they be?
05:42:33 PM Apr 18th 2010
Crazyrabbits: I'm going to try and subdivide this into major series and in-universe examples. Some examples are duplicated, and others don't seem to fit the guidelines of the trope.
11:20:31 PM Jun 2nd 2010
Go for it!
09:26:26 PM Dec 9th 2011
Speaking of subdivision: should this trope be subdivided into examples which do vs. don't break the fourth wall? E.g. "A joke about a character's death is darkly ironic after the character dies" feels very different from "A joke about a character's death is darkly ironic after the actor dies"
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