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LentilSandEater
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04:42:13 PM Jun 25th 2014
The most mis-used trope on the entire wiki.
Cider
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05:36:28 PM Oct 30th 2013
Who removed the Jim Ross quote? Was that you, Triple H?
henry42
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12:42:36 PM Jun 26th 2013
The page image may be funny, but it doesn't really illustrate the trope. Can we find a better image, or is this something that can't really be shown visually?
Thecommander236
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06:34:22 AM May 30th 2013
Yo dawg, I heard your lamp needs a new lampshade, so I brought a lamshade to lampshade your lamp and I'll take the old lampshade and repurpose it into a lampshade shaped hat. You're welcome.
hoshiko94
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09:57:36 AM Jul 21st 2012
Still, I keep wishing this word was in common use in the rest of society, or at least that we had a good synonym for it. I keep wanting to say in English class, "the author lampshades this by...". TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary
Folamh3
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05:32:37 PM Sep 13th 2011
Can anyone explain to me the etymology behind this trope? I'm stumped for where the actual name of it comes from.
KingClark
07:04:52 PM Sep 27th 2011
Some Buffy commentary. I don't get it either.
tryourbreast
04:17:02 AM Jun 4th 2012
Bump. I also wonder about that.
egvesel
05:51:24 PM Feb 15th 2013
Should be called just lampshading.
GDwarf
07:46:44 PM Feb 14th 2014
The page used to list the etymology, but apparently no longer does so.

I *think* the origin is that of a character being forced to quickly hide from others who simply grabs a lampshade and puts it over their head and ends up undetected. The idea is that if they just stood in a room with no disguise the audience wouldn't buy it, but so long as an effort, no matter how slight or ludicrous, is made our suspension of disbelief can kick in.
115.130.42.213
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12:55:33 AM Nov 16th 2010
Another hilarious example of this effect: Superman, in a fictional story, loses his memory. Supergirl and Batman address the audience, saying that their knowledge of Superman's identity would spoil the story, so they keep quiet.
66.74.205.240
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08:50:43 PM Oct 4th 2010
Could we add the lampshade in 'A Christmas Story' to the list because its skirt-like appearance makes the audience accept the existence of a leg-shaped lamp?
IleanaDU
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03:06:09 AM Aug 5th 2010
When should "lampshaded in ..." have a link that leads back to this page?

I posted the question at http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/remarks.php?trope=Main.ApathyKilledTheCat#10776
151.204.186.240
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12:40:41 PM Jul 12th 2010
I have a great and unique lamp stands. Because they were antique and so beautiful, I decided to find custom designer and ask his opinion. I choose this service from http://www.jovin.com. Their restoration was fabulous.
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