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** The UNIT captain in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]]: "I can't believe it! Guns that ''work!''"

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** The UNIT captain in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]]: "I can't don't believe it! Guns that ''work!''"''work!''"
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The Hungry Earth"]]: The Doctor and Nasreen go deep underground, where it should be extremely hot, but it isn't. Nasreen asks why, and the Doctor admits that he doesn't know, then they both shrug it off.

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** In "Fistful of Datas", Jean-luc Picard, who is portrayed of course by Sir Creator/PatrickStewart, a highly acclaimed and beloved actor, and well trained in both film and stage drama, declines an invitation by Beverly Crusher to be a part of an Enterprise play on the reason that he is "not much of an actor."

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** And of course, most of the show is nothing but this as it features the characters riffing on movies that embody every trope ever thought of.

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** The finale has an exhausted-with-life House admit that "nobody cares about the medicine" when there's juicy emotional issues instead.
** In Season 8's "Parents", House tells Adams that it's one thing to be screwed up, it's another to glamorize others being screwed up, lampshading the MisaimedFandom who think he's awesome and miss the point that he's a miserably angry drug addict in pain [[spoiler: who eventually realizes he can do better and fakes his death/quits his ego-serving job to be with Wilson in his final months]].


[[LampshadeHanging Lampshades hung]] in live-action television.

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--->'''Bo:''' Hey Mack, can I ask you a question?\\

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* It's a RunningGag on ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' for the grandfather clock in the manor to get destroyed in a fight with a demon. In one episode, Piper freezes a demon being thrown towards it saying "we can't afford to keep fixing that thing". In another episode where it gets broken again she says "dammit, we just got that thing fixed"

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It's a RunningGag on ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' for the grandfather clock in the manor to get destroyed in a fight with a demon. In one episode, Piper freezes a demon being thrown towards it saying "we can't afford to keep fixing that thing". In another episode where it gets broken again she says "dammit, we just got that thing fixed"fixed".



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** Recurring character [[Characters/DoctorWhoUNITStaff Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]] complains in 1975's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]], after seven years of his generally [[MilitariesAreUseless ineffectual military]] force UNIT trying and failing to subdue off-world invaders with FiveRoundsRapid, "You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that ''wasn't'' ImmuneToBullets!" He finally got his wish before the year was out, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons "Terror of the Zygons"]]. A pity they didn't lampshade it then, too.

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** Recurring character [[Characters/DoctorWhoUNITStaff [[Characters/DoctorWhoBrigadierLethbridgeStewart Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]] complains in 1975's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]], after seven years of his generally [[MilitariesAreUseless ineffectual military]] force UNIT trying and failing to subdue off-world invaders with FiveRoundsRapid, "You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that ''wasn't'' ImmuneToBullets!" He finally got his wish before the year was out, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons "Terror of the Zygons"]]. A pity they didn't lampshade it then, too.



** As early as 1968's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E6FuryFromTheDeep "Fury from the Deep"]], when the Doctor, Victoria, and Jamie land on Earth in England yet again, Victoria points out that they're always landing on Earth -- while Jamie points out it's always in England. This happens again during 2005's first season of the revived series, which had not yet had any stories set beyond Earth and its immediate satellites — at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], the Doctor says to Rose, "Know how long you can knock around space without happening to bump into Earth?" Rose responds, "Five days. Or is that just when we're out of milk?"

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** As early as 1968's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E6FuryFromTheDeep "Fury from the Deep"]], when the Doctor, Victoria, and Jamie land on Earth in England yet again, Victoria points out that they're always landing on Earth -- — while Jamie points out it's always in England. This happens again during 2005's first season of the revived series, which had not yet had any stories set beyond Earth and its immediate satellites — at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], the Doctor says to Rose, "Know how long you can knock around space without happening to bump into Earth?" Rose responds, "Five days. Or is that just when we're out of milk?"



*** Rose wants to know where Mickey picked up his UniversalDriversLicense that he's able to pilot an airship. "Playstation!"

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*** Rose wants to know where Mickey picked up his UniversalDriversLicense that he's able to pilot an airship. "Playstation!""[=PlayStation=]!"
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]]: Martha wants to know what kind of person calls himself "TheMaster", and the Doctor later tells him over the phone that the name is a "psychiatrist's field day".



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "The Unicorn and the Wasp"]], the Creator/AgathaChristie episode, Donna notices immediately, saying "There's a murder, a mystery, and Creator/AgathaChristie. That's like meeting Creator/CharlesDickens, [[Literature/AChristmasCarol and he's surounded by ghosts]], at ''Christmas''!", which had happened in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]. The Doctor, hilariously, looks guilty and goes "''Well...''"

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "The Unicorn and the Wasp"]], the Creator/AgathaChristie episode, Donna notices immediately, saying "There's a murder, a mystery, and Creator/AgathaChristie. That's like meeting Creator/CharlesDickens, [[Literature/AChristmasCarol and he's surounded by ghosts]], at ''Christmas''!", which had happened in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]. The Doctor, hilariously, looks guilty and goes "''Well...''"



** Speaking of Rory, [[spoiler: ''the Silence'']] lampshaded his Kenny-ness by calling him: "The man who dies and dies again."\\\

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** Speaking of Rory, [[spoiler: ''the [[spoiler:''the Silence'']] lampshaded his Kenny-ness by [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong calling him: him]]: "The man who dies and dies again."\\\



** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end, after returning especially for this 50th anniversary, multi-Doctor episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go" -- the same as the famous final words of his original tenure before his regeneration, though spoken with a different meaning. In-character, the Tenth doesn't know that they will be his 'last words' twice. The Eleventh Doctor, who does know, says to companion Clara, "He always says that."

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end, after returning especially for this 50th anniversary, multi-Doctor episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go" -- — the same as the famous final words of his original tenure before his regeneration, though spoken with a different meaning. In-character, the Tenth Ten doesn't know that they will be his 'last words' "last words" twice. The Eleventh Doctor, who does know, says to companion Clara, "He always says that."



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%%* ''Literature/GossipGirl'' loves this trope, especially with popular fan opinions.

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%%* ''Literature/GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' loves this trope, especially with popular fan opinions.opinions.
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* In the ''{{Series/Lucifer}}'' episode "Candy Morningstar," the title character lampshades the show's premise in song:

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* In the ''{{Series/Lucifer}}'' ''{{Series/Lucifer|2016}}'' episode "Candy Morningstar," Morningstar", the title character lampshades the show's premise in song:



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--> '''Random policeman:''' Gee, there's been a murder and Jessica Fletcher's here, what are the odds?

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--> '''Random -->'''Random policeman:''' Gee, there's been a murder and Jessica Fletcher's here, what are the odds?



* In ''Series/Mythbusters'' episode "Duct Tape Canyon", initial filming is conducted on the Colorado River, then switches without warning to the American River. The hosts comment on the scenery change. Adam: "Wow, it's almost like a whole different river."

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* In ''Series/Mythbusters'' ''Series/MythBusters'' episode "Duct Tape Canyon", initial filming is conducted on the Colorado River, then switches without warning to the American River. The hosts comment on the scenery change. Adam: "Wow, it's almost like a whole different river." "
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-->'''Shane:''' Not another clone story! Didn't we already do this?

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-->'''Shane:''' --->'''Shane:''' Not another clone story! Didn't we already do this?



--->'''Bulk:''' ... Uh, why are we screaming?\\

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----> '''O'Neill''': I'd just like to take this moment to point out that this is a very poorly designed bomb, and we should say something to someone when we get back.\\

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----> '''O'Neill''': ---->'''O'Neill''': I'd just like to take this moment to point out that this is a very poorly designed bomb, and we should say something to someone when we get back.\\



-->'''Dean:''' Awesome. Horsemen. Must be Thursday.

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* In ''Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place'', the first Halloween episode had a lot of dramatic lightning. While it didn't take long for Berg to notice, he made comments about it.

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* In ''Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', the first Halloween episode had a lot of dramatic lightning. While it didn't take long for Berg to notice, he made comments about it.



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** In "Werewolf" Mike accidentally scratches himself on crow and slowly turns into a "WereCrow" he asks Crow what changes he should expect to happen. Crow states several things, one of which "After a couple years your voice will start to change" lampshading getting a new voice actor mid-series.
** In the series revival episode ''Film/CryWilderness'' Jonah and the bots are seen exiting into the hallway out of the theater. We then cut to Kinga's grandma Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy (the primary villains of the Mike era) stopping by, exposisting some advice about the experiment/blantantly trying to avoid spending time with Kinga, and then heading on their way for the episode. Kinga then bemoans the fact seaming the current season with the previous ten's countinity is a lot of work, and it would have been easier to just to reboot it. When we cut back to Jonah and the bots returning to the theater, [[OffScreenIntera Tom wonders just how long they spent in the hallway.]]

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** In "Werewolf" Mike accidentally scratches himself on crow and slowly turns into a "WereCrow" [="WereCrow"=] he asks Crow what changes he should expect to happen. Crow states several things, one of which "After a couple years your voice will start to change" lampshading getting a new voice actor mid-series.
** In the series revival episode ''Film/CryWilderness'' Jonah and the bots are seen exiting into the hallway out of the theater. We then cut to Kinga's grandma Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy (the primary villains of the Mike era) stopping by, exposisting some advice about the experiment/blantantly trying to avoid spending time with Kinga, and then heading on their way for the episode. Kinga then bemoans the fact seaming the current season with the previous ten's countinity is a lot of work, and it would have been easier to just to reboot it. When we cut back to Jonah and the bots returning to the theater, [[OffScreenIntera [[OffScreenInertia Tom wonders just how long they spent in the hallway.]]


* It's a RunningGag on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' for the grandfather clock in the manor to get destroyed in a fight with a demon. In one episode, Piper freezes a demon being thrown towards it saying "we can't afford to keep fixing that thing". In another episode where it gets broken again she says "dammit, we just got that thing fixed"

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* It's a RunningGag on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' for the grandfather clock in the manor to get destroyed in a fight with a demon. In one episode, Piper freezes a demon being thrown towards it saying "we can't afford to keep fixing that thing". In another episode where it gets broken again she says "dammit, we just got that thing fixed"


* In season five of Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Series/BabylonFive'' on Creator/{{TNT}}, the show introduced two background characters, Mack and Bo, essentially station handymen. In an early scene, one of the characters is operating a device that looks like a metal detector, and they lampshade how characters in the background of sci-fi series are often using odd gadgets that have no known purpose.

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* In season five of Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Series/BabylonFive'' on Creator/{{TNT}}, the show introduced [[LowerDeckEpisode two background characters, characters]], Mack and Bo, essentially station handymen. In an early scene, one of the characters is operating a device that looks like a metal detector, and they lampshade how characters in the background of sci-fi series are often using odd gadgets that have no known purpose.


'''Bo:''' Ok, so what does it 'do?' It's not any cleaner.\\

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'''Bo:''' Ok, so what does it 'do?' ''do?'' It's not any cleaner.\\


'''Bo:''' Ok, so what does it do? It's not any cleaner.\\

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'''Bo:''' Ok, so what does it do? 'do?' It's not any cleaner.\\


* In Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Series/BabylonFive'' sequel series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' for Creator/{{TNT}}, Turner execs insisted on changing the characters' uniforms after having already filmed several episodes. JMS wanted to jump right into the story without a pilot episode or any exposition. The execs also disagreed with this and made him film a pilot after the uniform change. So an episode had to be written to accommodate the uniform change but interestingly the lampshade was self-deprecating. JMS wrote the character dialog to decry the uniforms as resembling "bellhops" and their out-of-touch superiors on Earth ordering them to be worn "for morale reasons." An episode was written, but never filmed where as soon as their ship was outside video link range with Earth, the uniforms were to be gleefully trashed by the characters on screen. JMS willfully decided to cancel the series because of executive meddling, so this may not actually be a lampshade, as it does not reflect the author's intent.

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* In season five of Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's ''Series/BabylonFive'' sequel series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' for on Creator/{{TNT}}, the show introduced two background characters, Mack and Bo, essentially station handymen. In an early scene, one of the characters is operating a device that looks like a metal detector, and they lampshade how characters in the background of sci-fi series are often using odd gadgets that have no known purpose.
--->'''Bo:''' Hey Mack, can I ask you a question?\\
'''Mack:''' Shoot.\\
'''Bo:''' What the hell are these things for?\\
'''Mack:''' What do you mean?\\
'''Bo:''' I mean what do they do?\\
'''Mack:''' Well what do you mean, what do they do? You run them along the floor, like this.\\
'''Bo:''' Ok, so what does it do? It's not any cleaner.\\
'''Mack:''' (sighs) I dunno. Maybe it looks for cracks, or does something to the metal, makes it stronger? I dunno.\\
'''Bo:''' So you don't know what it does either.\\
'''Mack:''' No.
** In the sequel series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'',
Turner execs insisted on changing the characters' uniforms after having already filmed several episodes. JMS wanted to jump right into the story without a pilot episode or any exposition. The execs also disagreed with this and made him film a pilot after the uniform change. So an episode had to be written to accommodate the uniform change but interestingly the lampshade was self-deprecating. JMS wrote the character dialog to decry the uniforms as resembling "bellhops" and their out-of-touch superiors on Earth ordering them to be worn "for morale reasons." An episode was written, but never filmed where as soon as their ship was outside video link range with Earth, the uniforms were to be gleefully trashed by the characters on screen. JMS willfully decided to cancel the series because of executive meddling, so this may not actually be a lampshade, as it does not reflect the author's intent.


** The line "Dawn's in trouble. It must be Tuesday," from the episode "Once More with Feeling". (At the time, ''Buffy'' was broadcast on Tuesday nights.)

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** The line "Dawn's in trouble. It must be Tuesday," from the episode "Once More with Feeling". (At the time, ''Buffy'' was broadcast in the US on Tuesday nights.)



* In ''Series/DadsArmy'', one episode focused on Frazer and his acquisition of a large quantity of gold. One character gives his opinion that Frazer is unstable and unpredictable, to which Sergeant Wilson replies that he's actually quite predictable- "whatever we do, he predicts that it will end in horrible tragedy."

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* In ''Series/DadsArmy'', one episode focused on Private Frazer and his acquisition of a large quantity of gold. One character gives his opinion that Frazer is unstable and unpredictable, to which Sergeant Wilson replies that he's actually quite predictable- "whatever predictable -- "Whatever we do, he predicts that it will end in horrible tragedy."



** The Doctor doesn't like Sundays, but he views Saturdays as big temporal tipping points where anything can happen. ''Series/DoctorWho'' airs on Saturdays.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E6FuryFromTheDeep "Fury from the Deep"]], when the Doctor, Victoria, and Jamie land on Earth in England yet again, Victoria points out that they're always landing on Earth, while Jamie points out it's always in England. This happens again in the first season of the new series, which had not yet had any stories set beyond Earth and its immediate satellites — at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], the Doctor says to Rose, "Know how long you can knock around space without happening to bump into Earth?" Rose responds, "Five days. Or is that just when we're out of milk?"

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** The Doctor doesn't like Sundays, but he views Saturdays as big temporal tipping points where anything can happen. ''Series/DoctorWho'' airs has most traditionally aired in the UK on Saturdays.
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** In As early as 1968's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E6FuryFromTheDeep "Fury from the Deep"]], when the Doctor, Victoria, and Jamie land on Earth in England yet again, Victoria points out that they're always landing on Earth, Earth -- while Jamie points out it's always in England. This happens again in the during 2005's first season of the new revived series, which had not yet had any stories set beyond Earth and its immediate satellites — at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], the Doctor says to Rose, "Know how long you can knock around space without happening to bump into Earth?" Rose responds, "Five days. Or is that just when we're out of milk?"



** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end of the episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go," echoing his famous final words before his regeneration. The Eleventh Doctor, knowing this, says to Clara, "He always says that."
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the Doctor's comment on Clara's height and her showing off her shoes highlight [[ScullyBox the truly impressive heels]] 5'2" Jenna Coleman had to wear to stay in frame with 6' Peter Capaldi.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end of the end, after returning especially for this 50th anniversary, multi-Doctor episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go," echoing his go" -- the same as the famous final words of his original tenure before his regeneration. regeneration, though spoken with a different meaning. In-character, the Tenth doesn't know that they will be his 'last words' twice. The Eleventh Doctor, knowing this, who does know, says to companion Clara, "He always says that."
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the Doctor's comment on Clara's height and her showing off her shoes highlight [[ScullyBox the truly impressive heels]] 5'2" Jenna Coleman had to wear to stay in frame with the 6' tall Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.



** The show is full of them, for instance Uncle Phil once informs Will of how wealthy they are. Will replies "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS5jqXWECbI If we so rich, how come we can't afford no ceiling?]]" as the camera pans up to the overhead lighting. Also, the season after the role of Vivian changes, Jazz walks in and asks "So who's playing the mom this year?"

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** The show is full of them, for instance Uncle Phil once informs Will of how wealthy they are. Will replies "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS5jqXWECbI If we so rich, how come we can't afford no ceiling?]]" as the camera pans up to the overhead lighting. studio lighting rig. Also, the season after [[TheOtherDarrin the role of Vivian changes, changes actress]], Jazz walks in and asks "So who's playing the mom this year?"



* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''- A few times.

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'''Jonathan:''' Certainly not. But you might want to consider Englebert Humperdink, and the pop group Jethro Tull.

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'''Jonathan:''' Certainly not. ...But you might want to consider Englebert Humperdink, Humperdinck, and the pop group Jethro Tull.



'''Caption:''' [[EvilLaugh "DIABOLICAL LAUGHTER"]]\\

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'''Caption:''' [[LargeHam "DIABOLICAL ACTING"]]

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'''Caption:''' [[LargeHam "DIABOLICAL ACTING"]]''[[LargeHam DIABOLICAL ACTING]]''



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote''; the episode "Deadpan" closes with Jessica Fletcher in an empty theater, confronting a theater critic whom she had proven had murdered a rival critic. As the police emerge to arrest him, the critic haughtily comments, "The policeman in the wings? I should have expected a climax so cliché."
--> '''Random police man:''' Gee, there's been a murder and Jessica Fletcher's here, what are the odds?

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote''; the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode "Deadpan" closes with Jessica Fletcher in an empty theater, confronting a theater critic ([[spoiler: Creator/DeanStockwell]]) whom she had proven had murdered a rival critic. As the police emerge to arrest him, the critic haughtily -- a frustrated [[spoiler: playwright]] -- wearily comments, "The policeman detective in the wings? wings, Mrs Fletcher? I suppose I should have expected a climax so cliché.so... clichéd."
--> '''Random police man:''' policeman:''' Gee, there's been a murder and Jessica Fletcher's here, what are the odds?



* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': With the aforementioned FunWithAcronyms, Rodney is quick to point out the acronym for Trotters' Independant Traders and also notices the "DDT" acronym. ("Del, thanks to your high profile, we now have a company called "TIT" and a director with "DIC" after his name.")



** In early ''Series/RedDwarf'' episodes the gang are all seen using cassette and VHS tapes (sometimes normal, sometimes triangular). In the 2009 story ''Back to Earth'' they are in a store selling [=DVDs=] where Kryten noted that [=DVDs=] eventually die out and are replaced by VHS because they are "just too big to lose".

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** In early classic ''Series/RedDwarf'' episodes from the late [[TheEighties 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]] the gang are all seen using cassette and VHS tapes (sometimes normal, sometimes triangular). triangular) in the far future. In the show's 2009 comeback story ''Back to Earth'' they are end up in a an Earth store selling [=DVDs=] [=DVDs=], where Kryten noted lampshades how [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology Marched On]] during the show's long hiatus -- explaining to the others that [=DVDs=] eventually die out because no-one ever remembers to put them back in their cases, and are replaced re-replaced by VHS because they videotapes are "just too big to lose".



** There's also an episode where the whole family is watching a rerun of ''Bewitched'', and Sarah Chalke comments that she likes the second Darren better.

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** There's also an episode where the whole family is watching a rerun of ''Bewitched'', and Sarah Chalke comments that she likes [[TheOtherDarrin the second Darren Darrin]] better.



** At one point in season seven("My Own Worst Enemy"), Carla tells Elliot to pay attention, because she "[[AesopAmnesia doesn't want to tell her the same exact thing in two weeks]]". Two episodes later("My Inconvenient Truth"), Carla tells Elliot the same lesson and brings up that she told her this before, while Elliot claims to have never been told.

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** At one point in season seven("My seven ("My Own Worst Enemy"), Carla tells Elliot to pay attention, because she "[[AesopAmnesia doesn't want to tell her the same exact thing in two weeks]]". Two episodes later("My later ("My Inconvenient Truth"), Carla tells Elliot the same lesson and brings up that she told her this before, while Elliot claims to have never been told.



*** In the original movie, O'Neill's name only had one "l" in it. After the change was noticed, the TV O'Neill would occasionally make a point of the spelling of his name, as if he's been annoyed by having it misspelled before, also providing a {{Retcon}} by implying that the single-L version from the movie was just a mistake.

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*** In the original movie, O'Neill's name only had one "l" "L" in it. After the change was noticed, the TV O'Neill would occasionally make a point of the spelling of his name, as if he's been annoyed by having it misspelled before, also providing a {{Retcon}} by implying that the single-L version from the movie was just a mistake.



*** When they are in the space station bar, Worf is asked why he looks different than the Klingons of that era, lampshading the [[SeriesContinuityError radical changes]] in Klingon appearance over the years. The [[WordOfGod writers said]] any answer along the lines of genetic engineering or viral mutations or environmental catastrophes would be trite and cheesy to the audience who would know the changes were solely as a result of improved budgets across the shows, so they decided to lampshade the issue with humour: the characters debated the scenarios the writing staff had discarded as trite to conclude with Worf growling out that Klingons don't talk about it with outsiders. ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' (which mostly had different writers) decided to modify one of explanations the Deep Space Nine staff had discarded to create the excuse that a Klingon pandemic/genetic engineering was cured with human DNA and caused a side-effect that smoothed out the forehead ridges.

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*** When they are in the space station bar, Worf is asked why he looks different than the Klingons of that era, lampshading the [[SeriesContinuityError radical changes]] in Klingon appearance over the years. The [[WordOfGod writers said]] any ''any'' answer -- along the lines of genetic engineering or viral mutations or environmental catastrophes -- would be trite and cheesy to the audience audience, who would know the changes were solely as a result of improved budgets across the shows, so they decided to lampshade the issue with humour: the humour. The characters debated themselves debate the scenarios the writing staff had discarded as trite to conclude with trite, until Worf shuts the lid on the discussion by growling out that Klingons don't "don't talk about it with outsiders. outsiders".\\
''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' (which mostly had different writers) decided to modify one of the explanations the Deep ''Deep Space Nine Nine'' staff had discarded discarded, to create the excuse that a Klingon pandemic/genetic engineering was cured with human DNA and caused a side-effect that smoothed out the forehead ridges.



* In the season 6 ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode ''Field Trip'', Scully asks Mulder if he can not for once come up with a scientific explanation for a mystery, to which Mulder replies that, although she tells him again and again that he is "off [his] nut", he has almost always been right - alluding to the almost comical amount of skepticism Scully displays in every episode, despite having witnessed several inexplicable events.

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* In the season 6 ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode ''Field Trip'', Scully asks Mulder if he can not cannot for once come up with a scientific explanation for a mystery, to mystery. To which Mulder replies that, although she tells him again and again that he is "off [his] nut", he has almost always been right - -- alluding to the almost comical amount of skepticism Scully still displays in every episode, despite having witnessed several numerous inexplicable events.events by now.

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** In the Season Two premiere episode, "Brother", shortly after Captain Pike beams over with two of his officers, Michael Burnham is a bit disappointed that Spock is not one of the officers with him. Pike says "Sometimes it's wise to keep our expectations low, Commander. That way we're never disappointed." This could be a bit of a [[DoubleMeaning hint at the audience]] as Discovery has been divisive among the Star Trek fanbase.

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* In the ''{{Series/Lucifer}}'' episode "Candy Morningstar," the title character lampshades the show's premise in song:
-->'''Lucifer:''' Crime-solving Devil/It makes sense/Don’t overthink it


** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]], the Doctor and his companions find themselves in an alternate universe. Mickey immediately catches on to this, noting how it always happens in comic books. In the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" with big red letters on it. After a cut away and a couple of scenes, it cuts back to them, standing next to a metal box with "Transmitter Controls" written on it in big red letters.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]:
*** The line quoted above, referring to the fact that none of the new series' stories had yet ventured beyond the vicinity of Earth.
*** Rose asks the Doctor how he gets along using only "the Doctor" as a name.
*** After he temporarily banishes the gas-mask zombies by telling them "Go. To. Your. ROOM!", the Doctor says those would have been terrible last words.
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[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]], the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]]:
*** The
Doctor and his companions find themselves in an alternate universe. Mickey immediately catches on to this, noting how it always happens in comic books. In the next episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], books.
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Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" with big red letters on it. After a cut away and a couple of scenes, it cuts back to them, standing next to a metal box with "Transmitter Controls" written on it in big red letters.



And again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]]. About to [[spoiler: commit suicide to kill the Weeping Angels]], Amy asks him, "And you think you'll just come back to life?" Rory replies, "When ''don't'' I?"

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And again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]]. About to [[spoiler: commit [[spoiler:commit suicide to kill the Weeping Angels]], Amy asks him, "And you think you'll just come back to life?" Rory replies, "When ''don't'' I?"



** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end of the episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go," echoing his famous final words before his regeneration. The Eleventh Doctor, knowing this, says to Clara, "He always says that".

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: When the Tenth Doctor leaves at the end of the episode, his parting words are "I don't want to go," echoing his famous final words before his regeneration. The Eleventh Doctor, knowing this, says to Clara, "He always says that".that."

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