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** Creator/ConanOBrien was on the writing staff for ''The Simpsons'' for two years, writing the beloved episodes "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "Homer Goes to College" and contributing to the scripts of several others. O'Brien would leave the show to host ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien"...and appeared as himself in the season 5 episode "Bart Gets Famous", just a few months after "Homer Goes to College" aired.

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** Creator/ConanOBrien was on the writing staff for ''The Simpsons'' for two years, writing the beloved episodes "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "Homer Goes to College" and contributing to the scripts of several others. O'Brien would leave the show to host ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien"...O'Brien''...and appeared as himself in the season 5 episode "Bart Gets Famous", just a few months after "Homer Goes to College" aired.


** The famous season 4 Monorail episode was written by Creator/ConanOBrien. In season 5 Bart appears on ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien''.

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** The famous season 4 Monorail episode Creator/ConanOBrien was written by Creator/ConanOBrien. In season 5 Bart appears on the writing staff for ''The Simpsons'' for two years, writing the beloved episodes "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "Homer Goes to College" and contributing to the scripts of several others. O'Brien would leave the show to host ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien''.O'Brien"...and appeared as himself in the season 5 episode "Bart Gets Famous", just a few months after "Homer Goes to College" aired.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-universe, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-universe, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.similarities.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Weirdmageddon Part 1" featured Dipper and Wendy going through bubbles that changed their appearance, one of which turns them into their voice actors, Jason Ritter and Linda Cardellini.


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees actually did]] during the band's concerts for several years, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees actually did]] during the band's concerts for several years, often punctuated by he him and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees actually did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees actually did]] during the band's concerts, concerts for several years, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees really did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees really actually did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees really did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees really did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show.

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. For instance, in "[[TheSimpsonsS13E16WeekendAtBurnsies Weekend at Burnsies]]", Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of the theme song during their performance at Homer's rally. This is something Anastasio [[AluminumChristmasTrees really did]] during the band's concerts, often punctuated by he and the audience yelling "D'oh!". In the episode, however, "D'oh!" is replaced by a more generic "Boom!".


** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. Hilariously, when Simpson family members hear the music, they don't realize it's about them!

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** Creator/DannyElfman's jaunty "Simpsons" theme has been heard as diegetic (in-universe) background music on the show. Hilariously, when Simpson family members hear the music, they don't realize it's about them!


** Another episode has Homer getting barred from Moe's Tavern and having to find a new bar. At one point he wanders into ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', the same bar containing the same characters from the show. One of the the characters shown (though not in a speaking role) is Frasier Crane, played on ''Cheers'' by Kelsey Grammer, who also plays Sideshow Bob on ''The Simpsons'' (this would also seem to indicate that [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield is somewhere near Boston]] ([[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing though probably not]])).

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** Another episode has Homer getting barred from Moe's Tavern and having to find a new bar. At one point he wanders into ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', the same bar containing the same characters from the show. One of the the characters shown (though not in a speaking role) is Frasier Crane, played on ''Cheers'' by Kelsey Grammer, who also plays Sideshow Bob on ''The Simpsons'' (this would also seem to indicate that [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield is somewhere near Boston]] ([[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing though probably not]])).


** Similarly, at the end of Bleeding Gums Murphy's "death" episode, [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]], [[StarWars Darth Vader]], and Creator/JamesEarlJones all appear as ghosts in the sky alongside Bleeding Gums. When Murphy tells them to go away, they all say "We're sorry" in the same voice triple-recorded.


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** Music/WeirdAlYankovic has appeared AsHimself in multiple episodes, and Homer has been established as a big fan of his music. Weird Al has also referenced ''The Simpsons'' in many of his songs, and he even used a clip of one of Bart's prank calls to Moe in "Phony Calls". His appearances in the show weren't just incidental [[TheCameo cameos]], either; he wrote and performed an original song about Homer and Marge's marriage in "Three Gays of the Condo", and he parodied a song that Homer's {{grunge}} band wrote in "That '90s Show".


* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' short 'Missing the Mark,' ''Creator/MarkHamill'', actor of both traditional and voice variety, is kidnapped by the Joker and Trickster, characters long voiced by Mark Hamill and Mark Hamill, and he uses his voice acting skills to mimic theirs, confuse them, and lure them in a place where Swamp Thing, voice by Mark Hamill, can save him.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' short 'Missing the Mark,' ''Creator/MarkHamill'', actor of both traditional and voice variety, is kidnapped by the Joker and Trickster, characters long voiced by Mark Hamill and Mark Hamill, and he uses his voice acting skills to mimic theirs, confuse them, and lure them in a place where Swamp Thing, voice by Mark Hamill, can save him. The punchline?
--> '''Swamp Thing:''' You were so busy thinking of Mark Hamill as a celebrity, you forgot that he's also a talented voice actor. \\
'''Joker:''' [[spoiler:What's a "''[[DramaticIrony voice actor]]''"?]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-ubiverse, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-ubiverse, in-universe, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.


* ''WesternAnimation/VentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-ubiverse, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VentureBros'' ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-ubiverse, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.


* Rebecca Sugar, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', has stated that Garnet's favorite music artist is Estelle, whom Garnet is voiced by. This eventually manifests in-show as a "[[ActorAllusion Stella]]" album in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E26StevensBirthday Steven's Birthday]]".

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* Rebecca Sugar, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', has stated that Garnet's favorite music artist is Estelle, whom Garnet is voiced by. This eventually manifests in-show as a "[[ActorAllusion Stella]]" album in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E26StevensBirthday Steven's Birthday]]".Birthday]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/VentureBros'' is fond of featuring CaptainErsatz or parody characters, while also implying the originals exist in-ubiverse, while also implying the originals are just pop culture characters. For instance, Hank asks Captain Sunshine, a BatmanParody, whether he knows Batman - depending on how one interprets this, either Batman is fictional and Hank is dumb, or Batman is real but there are still Batman comics, and either way, Captain Sunshine hasn't noticed the similarities.

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