Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / ShoutOut

Go To



See also {{Homage}}, {{Expy}}, StockShoutOuts, OpeningShoutOut, ShoutOutThemeNaming and TheJoyOfX. LiteraryAllusionTitle is a subtrope. Easily confused with a MythologyGag and ContinuityNod, and may overlap with ActorAllusion. Contrast TakeThat, which is a negatively-spirited Shout-Out. Biblical Shout-Outs should go on AsTheGoodBookSays. Unrelated to MakesMeWannaShout.

to:

See also {{Homage}}, {{Expy}}, StockShoutOuts, OpeningShoutOut, ShoutOutThemeNaming and TheJoyOfX. LiteraryAllusionTitle is a subtrope. Easily confused with a MythologyGag and ContinuityNod, and may overlap with ActorAllusion. Contrast TakeThat, which is a negatively-spirited Shout-Out. Biblical Shout-Outs should go on AsTheGoodBookSays. Unrelated to MakesMeWannaShout.
MakeMeWannaShout.


See also {{Homage}}, {{Expy}}, StockShoutOuts, OpeningShoutOut, ShoutOutThemeNaming and TheJoyOfX. LiteraryAllusionTitle is a subtrope. Easily confused with a MythologyGag and ContinuityNod, and may overlap with ActorAllusion. Contrast TakeThat, which is a negatively-spirited Shout-Out. Biblical Shout-Outs should go on AsTheGoodBookSays.

to:

See also {{Homage}}, {{Expy}}, StockShoutOuts, OpeningShoutOut, ShoutOutThemeNaming and TheJoyOfX. LiteraryAllusionTitle is a subtrope. Easily confused with a MythologyGag and ContinuityNod, and may overlap with ActorAllusion. Contrast TakeThat, which is a negatively-spirited Shout-Out. Biblical Shout-Outs should go on AsTheGoodBookSays.
AsTheGoodBookSays. Unrelated to MakesMeWannaShout.


[[caption-width-right:300:By the way, the power that brought them to life is called [[Music/{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]].]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:By the way, the power that brought them to life is called [[Music/{{Queen}} [[{{Music/Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]].]]



!!Examples subpages

to:

!!Examples subpages!!Examples:



* ShoutOut/{{Literature}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Literature}}{{ShoutOut/Literature}}



* ShoutOut/{{Music}}
* ShoutOut/{{Pinball}}
* ShoutOut/{{Podcasts}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Music}}
{{ShoutOut/Music}}
* ShoutOut/{{Pinball}}
{{ShoutOut/Pinball}}
* ShoutOut/{{Podcasts}}{{ShoutOut/Podcasts}}



* ShoutOut/{{Radio}}
* ShoutOut/{{Roleplay}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Radio}}
{{ShoutOut/Radio}}
* ShoutOut/{{Roleplay}}{{ShoutOut/Roleplay}}



* ShoutOut/{{Theatre}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Theatre}}{{ShoutOut/Theatre}}



* {{ShoutOut/Other}}




!!Other examples:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Advertising]]
* In the New York area, there's a store called B&H, whose advertisements involve [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey a guy named Dave and a robot named Hal]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWn8cyUMDbg This Caesars Palace commercial]] ends with the narration, "[[Film/StreetFighter What you call the greatest day of your life,]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday we call 'Tuesday'."]]
* There's a Honda advertisement that uses the opening to the Waldstein Sonata by Beethoven.
* Some advertising for ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' referenced ''Series/TheATeam'' quite heavily, such as [[http://info.sonicretro.org/File:Sh_USAAdvertisement2.jpg a magazine ad]] aping the famous opening narration or the (now-defunct) [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040725042952/http://www.toughteam.com/uk.html website]] using a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong slightly changed]] snippet of the theme.
* Trojan Condoms: In ''Literature/TheAeneid'' the Greek army gets into a giant horse, which gets through the enemy's defenses. Men inside a horse, inside the enemy's walls. Pure FauxSymbolism. [[AnalogyBackfire And then, after penetrating the enemy fortress, the horse bursts open and all the soldiers inside start rampaging everywhere.]] They probably intended for it to be a reference to the Trojan ''Walls,'' which were so impenetrable that after ten years of keeping the Greeks out they had to resort to the horse trick, but that's not where peoples' minds end up going.
* Advertising billboards for a flatrate internet package included ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' HUD as seen [[http://urbanprankster.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/4165263121_904e1834291.jpg here]] and [[http://youvert.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c678153ef0133ecb51003970b-800wi here]].
* A Filipino snack ad best described, as one comment put it, as "SACRILEGE TO [[Manga/LuckyStar LUCKY STAR]]." In terms of character designs, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' wasn't spared either.
* A commercial for ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand'' ended with Wario saying "[[Film/Batman1989 Wait till they get a load of me!]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arts]]
* Creator/JohannesVermeer managed to do this with ''paintings''.
** Dirck van Baburen's ''[[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/The_Procuress.jpg The Procuress]]'' appears as a painting on the wall in two of Vermeer's paintings, ''[[https://vermeer0708.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/vermeer_the_concert-1.jpg The Concert]]'' and ''[[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Johannes_Vermeer_-_Zittende_Klavecimbelspeelster_%281673-1675%29.jpg Lady Seated at a Spinet]]''.
** Jacob Jordaens' ''[[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Crucifixion_by_Jacob_Jordaens.JPG Crucifixion]]'' appears as a painting on the wall in Vermeer's ''[[http://www.snipview.com/q/The_Allegory_of_Faith Allegory of Faith]]''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'':
** In "I've Gotta Be Me," Bear dons a grayish sweater and tells us that "[[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.]]" Some familiar music plays and he suggests that maybe he should get a pair of sneakers.
** At one point in the episode "Let's Get Interactive," Bear is looking for dirt, water and seeds to help solve a puzzle. He says "You know, these things would be a lot easier to find if we had a couple of guides to help us" and then Pip and Pop show up. When he says this, closed-captioning reads "[[WesternAnimation/BluesClues You know, these things would be a lot easier to find if we had a little blue dog to help us.]]"
** At the end of "I've Got Your Number," Luna states that "numbers go on and on forever, [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory to infinity and beyond]]!"
** [[https://www.mixcloud.com/djbobshow/the-dj-bob-show-a-berry-bear-reunion-christmas-at-the-big-blue-house/ According to this,]] the "What If?" song from "A Beary Bear Christmas" was patterned after the film ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', down to it being presented in black-and-white.
** In "A Wagon of a Different Color," after Ojo, Pip and Pop reveal the newly painted wagon, Ojo says that she thinks it has every color in the world. Bear says that it does and Pip and Pop comment "And we helped!" in a manner that seems very reminiscent of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7j3sUWohE classic Shake 'n Bake commericals.]]
** One of the episodes is titled "The Great Pretender," which is a golden oldie by the The Platters.
* ''Series/StrangeHillHigh'': The audio-visual room, the most feared room in the school, is located in [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Room 101]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/{{Disneyland}} is full of these to former attractions. To whit:
** In The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, just as you leave the Heffalumps and Woozles part, if you look behind you, you can see three trophy heads - Max, Buff, and Melvin, from the attraction that once occupied that spot: Country Bear Jamboree. In Florida, at Walt Disney World, turning around at the right moment you will be able to see a picture of Mr Toad handing over a deed to Owl as an homage to Mr Toad's Wild Ride which used to occupy that space.
** Somewhere in the projector room in the queue for Indiana Jones Adventure, there is an Eeyore sign[[note]]At the very top, in the back of the room; best spotted if you turn around just before you leave the room and look back and up[[/note]] - that spot used to be the Eeyore section of the old parking lot.
** In Autopia, there's a bronzed Midget Autopia car, referencing the long-gone attraction.
** Swiss Family Treehouse, based off of the movie Swiss Family Robinson, once occupied the spot where Tarzan's Treehouse is now. A gramophone in Tarzan's Treehouse still plays the Swisskapolka
** The Mighty Microscope from ''Adventure Thru Inner Space'' is still there - you can see it across from a mechanical arm that almost hits the Starspeeder 3000 in ''Star Tours'' and the comet scene pays a subtle nod to the snowflakes from ''Adventure''.
*** The new ''Star Tours'' once again features the Mighty Microscope on left hand side of the screen in a lit corridor just before the Starspeeder 1000 leaves the [[ThatsNoMoon unfinished Death Star 1]] through a docking bay.
** An actual engine from the Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland sits at the edge of the Rivers of America
*** Similarly, one of the first rooms of Big Thunder Mountain is a cavern with pools of multicolored water utilizing forced perspective. This is a reference to the Rainbow Caverns section of Nature's Wonderland which partly occupied the area of Big Thunder Mountain.
** Mike Fink Keel Boats transported guests along the Rivers of America until 1997. One boat, the Gullywhumper, is moored as a prop along the rivers.
** There are ''four'' shout-outs to the House of the Future in Innoventions alone.
** The audio-animatronic critters from the old America Sings attraction were mostly moved to Splash Mountain (a lot of them are on the riverboat at the end of the ride, which can also be seen from the train between New Orleans Square Station and Toontown/Fantasyland Station). Two of the ducks from America Sings were stripped of their outer coverings and turned into the small robots in the Star Tours queue.
* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Orlando Resort]]'s new water park, Volcano Bay, includes a subtle Shout Out to the resort's previous water park, Wet 'n Wild[[note]]which was not originally a Universal park, but was acquired by the corporation in 1998[[/note]]. The new park features a pair of water slides named Maku and Puihi. Maku means "Wet" and "Puihi" means "Wild" in the Maori language.
* Being famous for its mermaid show, one of Ride/WeekiWacheeSprings' regular shows is an adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* The ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials contain small references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' meanwhile hid a quote from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' in the CypherLanguage on one of the Ko-Koro temple walls and the statue from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}: The Broken Ear'' can be seen in Vakama's hut.
* In ''Franchise/GIJoe'', the redheaded Shana O'Hara was born in the South (specifically, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia). She is, indeed, a fierce and attractive SouthernBelle. Her codename? [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett]].
* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'':
** The character Jaws is made to look like the shark in the movie poster for the movie ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The character's even named after the movie!
** Another ''Gogo's'' character, Cupix, quite clearly appears to have ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' running on his screen.
* The ''Toys/StarMonsters'' series has characters in it that can go through evolution in the following fashion: A Star Monster evolves into a new Star Monster, and can then evolve into another new Star Monster from there, if possible. [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Sound familiar?]]
[[/folder]]

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/StrangeHillHigh'': The audio-visual room, the most feared room in the school, is located in [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Room 101]].


TropesAreTools applies to Shout-Outs. A good Shout-Out should still fit within the context of the story or it may end up a BigLippedAlligatorMoment to people not familiar with what's being shouted about. It also has to be subtle enough that viewers either only notice the [[DoubleEntendre double meaning]] after a trip to the [[FridgeBrilliance fridge]] or have a short chuckle if they notice it immediately, a blatant Shout-Out will break the SuspensionOfDisbelief and kick viewers out of the story. (Especially if it's BreakingTheFourthWall. Shout-Outs that the characters would recognize get a little more leeway.) An explicit, open Shout-Out to one of the work's sources of inspiration is an InspirationNod.

to:

TropesAreTools Administrivia/TropesAreTools applies to Shout-Outs. A good Shout-Out should still fit within the context of the story or it may end up a BigLippedAlligatorMoment to people not familiar with what's being shouted about. It also has to be subtle enough that viewers either only notice the [[DoubleEntendre double meaning]] after a trip to the [[FridgeBrilliance fridge]] or have a short chuckle if they notice it immediately, a blatant Shout-Out will break the SuspensionOfDisbelief and kick viewers out of the story. (Especially if it's BreakingTheFourthWall. Shout-Outs that the characters would recognize get a little more leeway.) An explicit, open Shout-Out to one of the work's sources of inspiration is an InspirationNod.


As a general rule of thumb, if the example is be couched with WordCruft like, "seems to be," "bears a resemblance to" or "could possibly be," it's almost certainly not an example.

to:

As a general rule of thumb, if the example is be couched with WordCruft Administrivia/WordCruft like, "seems to be," "bears a resemblance to" or "could possibly be," it's almost certainly not an example.


* ShoutOut/{{Pinballs}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Pinballs}}ShoutOut/{{Pinball}}

Added DiffLines:

* ShoutOut/WebAnimation


Added DiffLines:

* ShoutOut/WebVideos


* ShoutOut/{{Other}}


Added DiffLines:

* Ride/{{Disneyland}} is full of these to former attractions. To whit:
** In The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, just as you leave the Heffalumps and Woozles part, if you look behind you, you can see three trophy heads - Max, Buff, and Melvin, from the attraction that once occupied that spot: Country Bear Jamboree. In Florida, at Walt Disney World, turning around at the right moment you will be able to see a picture of Mr Toad handing over a deed to Owl as an homage to Mr Toad's Wild Ride which used to occupy that space.
** Somewhere in the projector room in the queue for Indiana Jones Adventure, there is an Eeyore sign[[note]]At the very top, in the back of the room; best spotted if you turn around just before you leave the room and look back and up[[/note]] - that spot used to be the Eeyore section of the old parking lot.
** In Autopia, there's a bronzed Midget Autopia car, referencing the long-gone attraction.
** Swiss Family Treehouse, based off of the movie Swiss Family Robinson, once occupied the spot where Tarzan's Treehouse is now. A gramophone in Tarzan's Treehouse still plays the Swisskapolka
** The Mighty Microscope from ''Adventure Thru Inner Space'' is still there - you can see it across from a mechanical arm that almost hits the Starspeeder 3000 in ''Star Tours'' and the comet scene pays a subtle nod to the snowflakes from ''Adventure''.
*** The new ''Star Tours'' once again features the Mighty Microscope on left hand side of the screen in a lit corridor just before the Starspeeder 1000 leaves the [[ThatsNoMoon unfinished Death Star 1]] through a docking bay.
** An actual engine from the Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland sits at the edge of the Rivers of America
*** Similarly, one of the first rooms of Big Thunder Mountain is a cavern with pools of multicolored water utilizing forced perspective. This is a reference to the Rainbow Caverns section of Nature's Wonderland which partly occupied the area of Big Thunder Mountain.
** Mike Fink Keel Boats transported guests along the Rivers of America until 1997. One boat, the Gullywhumper, is moored as a prop along the rivers.
** There are ''four'' shout-outs to the House of the Future in Innoventions alone.
** The audio-animatronic critters from the old America Sings attraction were mostly moved to Splash Mountain (a lot of them are on the riverboat at the end of the ride, which can also be seen from the train between New Orleans Square Station and Toontown/Fantasyland Station). Two of the ducks from America Sings were stripped of their outer coverings and turned into the small robots in the Star Tours queue.
* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Orlando Resort]]'s new water park, Volcano Bay, includes a subtle Shout Out to the resort's previous water park, Wet 'n Wild[[note]]which was not originally a Universal park, but was acquired by the corporation in 1998[[/note]]. The new park features a pair of water slides named Maku and Puihi. Maku means "Wet" and "Puihi" means "Wild" in the Maori language.


* ShoutOut/{{Toys}}


Added DiffLines:


[[folder:Toys]]
* The ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials contain small references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' and ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' meanwhile hid a quote from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' in the CypherLanguage on one of the Ko-Koro temple walls and the statue from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}: The Broken Ear'' can be seen in Vakama's hut.
* In ''Franchise/GIJoe'', the redheaded Shana O'Hara was born in the South (specifically, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia). She is, indeed, a fierce and attractive SouthernBelle. Her codename? [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett]].
* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'':
** The character Jaws is made to look like the shark in the movie poster for the movie ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. The character's even named after the movie!
** Another ''Gogo's'' character, Cupix, quite clearly appears to have ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' running on his screen.
* The ''Toys/StarMonsters'' series has characters in it that can go through evolution in the following fashion: A Star Monster evolves into a new Star Monster, and can then evolve into another new Star Monster from there, if possible. [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Sound familiar?]]
[[/folder]]


* ShoutOut/{{Podcasts}}






[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'':
** Guest star Shant explains how TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' by comparing it to "betting on Sebulba, he always wins," a quote from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how strange it is to reference something so specific as Jackson passionately puts forward that there just aren't enough good ''Phantom Menace'' references in the world.
** In "When Bad Guys Go Good," Zammit tries to explain the dynamics of his good-aligned versions of the sharks from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' by comparing them to the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and the ''WesternAnimation/XMen''. Jackson laughs at how recursive their pop culture references have become that they need to explain.
-->''"We use pop culture references to explain ''older'' pop culture references."''
* In ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'', the Mad Monkey's debut episode, "Monkeyshines", reveals his origin story as the SoleSurvivor of a plane crash who lived among baboons so long before his rescue that he developed a psychic affinity with them. He had a brief tour telling his story on the lecture circuit better he was overshadowed by the [[Franchise/{{Tarzan}} lost English lord who could talk to apes]] and the [[Literature/TheJungleBook the little Indian boy who was raised by wolves]].
* Plenty pop up across all games played at the ''Podcast/CoolKidsTable''.
** In ''All I Want for Christmas'', Chrissy Nada is named after the main character from ''Film/TheyLive'' John Nada, which makes sense since the system used ("All Out of Bubblegum") is inspired by the same film.
** Janus in ''Small Magic'' has a pet from named [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Adam]]. Later on Alan claims that they see a group of "five brightly-dressed people fighting monsters" on their journey, but they make him walk it back because "no crossovers".
** In ''Creepy Town'', some of the rooms in the haunted house are references to other horror films.
*** The torture shack is similar to ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' or ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''.
*** Shannon calls the spooky forest room the ''Film/EvilDead'' room.
*** The Hell Planet room is a shout-out to ''Film/EventHorizon''.
*** There's a hotel hallway with {{Creepy Doll}}s that references ''Film/TheShining''.
*** A room with references to ''Film/TheExorcist'' and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.
** ''The Wreck'':
*** When Lazy Boy fails to turn off a dripping sink, Shannon suggests whispering to the sink. ALAN states that it does not recognize [[Literature/HarryPotter Parseltongue]].
*** Shannon wants Lazy Boy to make a bone necklace from one of the skeletons they find, but Jake vetoes it because they're not a [[Series/{{Firefly}} Reaver]].
** In ''Hogwarts: The New Class'', Shannon befriends a dust nymph. It's also referred to as a dust bunny, and so she names it [[Franchise/SailorMoon Usagi]].
** The five base character classes of the "Rememorex" system used for ''Bloody Mooney'' are [[Film/TheBreakfastClub The Brain, The Athlete, The Princess, The Basket-Case, and The Criminal]]. Also, Jessica's reaction to the crate.
-->'''Jessica:''' [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Oh wow, an empty box. I can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a box this empty.]]
** In ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney Homeward Bound 4]]'' (which itself is a shout-out to that very film franchise): after Alan describes one of the humans as wearing a pith helmet and safari clothes, Jake calls him [[Film/{{Jumanji}} Van Pelt]] for the rest of the episode.
** When the ''Here We Gooooo!'' party buys spooky weapons in Seedless City, Yoshi buys a [[Anime/GhostInTheShell "Ghost In The" shell]].
** ''Podcast/TheFallenGods'':
*** Alan sings the victory jingle from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' after the party defeats the dire wilves, which earns him a ban from Jake because no crossovers.
*** The fight with the slugs in episode 4 has references to both ''Film/MysteryMen'' and ''Film/AustinPowers''.
*** Episode 5 starts with several to ''Power Rangers'' so that Alan can skirt the line around the "no crossovers" rule. The more Jake gets irked, the more references Alan adds in.
*** Josh is the only one who doesn't want to fight a child in episode 7, commenting "[[Series/{{Dinosaurs}} he's the baby, gotta love him!]]"
*** When trying to figure out what to do with their bag of holding full of gold, Solvin points out it's basically a [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] vault, and Flint suggests they swim in it.
*** When trying to remember the name of the blacksmith Blovey, Tuatha suggests [[Franchise/JamesBond Blofeld]].
*** When they get into the hotel at Palanthis, Flint says that [[VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} he needs food badly]].
*** Shannon and Alan have decided that the party's home plane is flat, [[Literature/{{Discworld}} and sits on the back of four rhinos on top of a turtle]] (the rhinos are to make it different).
*** When asked by Delilah in episode 14 if she's a magician, Tuatha clarifies that she's a sorceress and Solvin adds that [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment she does illusions, Michael]].
[[/folder]]


* ShoutOut/{{Pinball}}
* ShoutOut/ProfessionalWrestling

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Pinball}}
ShoutOut/{{Pinballs}}
* ShoutOut/ProfessionalWrestlingShoutOut/ProWrestling



* ShoutOut/{{Webcomics}}

to:

* ShoutOut/{{Webcomics}}ShoutOut/WebComics


* ShoutOut/{{Advertising}}


Added DiffLines:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Advertising]]
* In the New York area, there's a store called B&H, whose advertisements involve [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey a guy named Dave and a robot named Hal]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWn8cyUMDbg This Caesars Palace commercial]] ends with the narration, "[[Film/StreetFighter What you call the greatest day of your life,]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday we call 'Tuesday'."]]
* There's a Honda advertisement that uses the opening to the Waldstein Sonata by Beethoven.
* Some advertising for ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' referenced ''Series/TheATeam'' quite heavily, such as [[http://info.sonicretro.org/File:Sh_USAAdvertisement2.jpg a magazine ad]] aping the famous opening narration or the (now-defunct) [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040725042952/http://www.toughteam.com/uk.html website]] using a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong slightly changed]] snippet of the theme.
* Trojan Condoms: In ''Literature/TheAeneid'' the Greek army gets into a giant horse, which gets through the enemy's defenses. Men inside a horse, inside the enemy's walls. Pure FauxSymbolism. [[AnalogyBackfire And then, after penetrating the enemy fortress, the horse bursts open and all the soldiers inside start rampaging everywhere.]] They probably intended for it to be a reference to the Trojan ''Walls,'' which were so impenetrable that after ten years of keeping the Greeks out they had to resort to the horse trick, but that's not where peoples' minds end up going.
* Advertising billboards for a flatrate internet package included ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' HUD as seen [[http://urbanprankster.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/4165263121_904e1834291.jpg here]] and [[http://youvert.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c678153ef0133ecb51003970b-800wi here]].
* A Filipino snack ad best described, as one comment put it, as "SACRILEGE TO [[Manga/LuckyStar LUCKY STAR]]." In terms of character designs, ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' wasn't spared either.
* A commercial for ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand'' ended with Wario saying "[[Film/Batman1989 Wait till they get a load of me!]]"
[[/folder]]

Showing 15 edit(s) of 97

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report