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* The ''Animation/SimpleSamosa'' episode "Toast Malone" has Dhokla discovering and becoming addicted to [[Music/PostMalone Toast Malone]]'s music after searching for "dank music tracks" on [[Website/YouTube GheeTube]]. This episode aired in 2020, several years after usage of the word "dank" as a meme was popular.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' may be falling into this, seeing as one episode was about Timmy wishing for his mom to have a popular Website/YouTube channel, and Cosmo and Wanda taking selfies and making duck-lips scenes in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" (Chloe's first appearance), and another was about Timmy wishing for a super-smartphone. Yet another was the episode "Finding Emo", where Timmy wishes he could be {{emo}} (amongst wishing he was a jock and a "sensitive guy") so he could impress a girl. (At least the smartphone episode had a ShoutOut to [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] though). "Certified Super Sitter", which aired in early 2017, had the worst case of this, with Poof randomly imitating Donald Trump and Timmy's parents making a reference to the Vine app, which stopped service the day before the episode aired.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' may be falling inevitably fell into this, seeing as one episode was about Timmy wishing for his mom to have a popular Website/YouTube channel, and Cosmo and Wanda taking selfies and making duck-lips scenes in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" (Chloe's first appearance), and another was about Timmy wishing for a super-smartphone. Yet another was the episode "Finding Emo", where Timmy wishes he could be {{emo}} (amongst wishing he was a jock and a "sensitive guy") so he could impress a girl. (At least the smartphone episode had a ShoutOut to [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] though). "Certified Super Sitter", which aired in early 2017, had the worst case of this, with Poof randomly imitating Donald Trump and Timmy's parents making a reference to the Vine app, which stopped service the day before the episode aired.


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*''WesternAnimation/BandsOnTheRun'' was very clearly made to cash in on the Silly Bandz fad.

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* ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' attempted to get in on the Internet gaining widespread attraction by having its main plot center around an Internet reality show hosted by Music/BustaRhymes of all people (playing another character, mind you). However, all of the extremely forced references to how cool and up-to-date the Internet is only succeed in severely dating the film to its early 2000s roots. No one watching today, in a world where the Internet is so massively ubiquitous that most people spend half their day using it, would ever find the inclusion of it as anything but forced and laughable.

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* ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' has run into this trope in recent years, creating various fairies that seem designed to capitalize on current trends among kids. Examples would be Sasha the Slime Fairy, Zainab the Squishy Toy Fairy, Jae the Boy Band Fairy (whose design seems heavily influenced by K-Pop bands), and Kat the Jungle Fairy (an {{Expy}} of Music/KatyPerry as she appeared in the music video for "Roar"). There's also Tiana the Toy Fairy, who is literally the fairy-sona of a then-popular toy reviewer on [=YouTube=].


* [[https://youtu.be/JiQSD_mB4GE This]] ad for Xfinity depicts a family called "The Memesteins," which references outdated memes like "NOOB," the Impact font, and hoverboards in 2018.

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* [[https://youtu.be/JiQSD_mB4GE This]] ad for Xfinity depicts a family called "The Memesteins," which references outdated memes like "NOOB," the Impact font, and hoverboards in 2018. Other less infamous ads in this campaign included "The Filtertons" who live their lives through Instagram filters, and "The Swapsons" whose faces have all been swapped a la certain photo apps, [[UncannyValley including the dog.]]

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* [[https://youtu.be/JiQSD_mB4GE This]] ad for Xfinity depicts a family called "The Memesteins," which references outdated memes like "NOOB," the Impact font, and hoverboards in 2018.


* In 2012, Creator/ChuckECheese's radically redesigned Chuck E. Cheese, giving him a design like something out of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' and making him play the electric guitar as he sings Music/BowlingForSoup songs. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks This did not get positive reactions]]. In fairness, though, the previous Tony Hawk-wannabe look he'd been sporting for around ''15 years'' didn't scream this trope any less.

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* In 2012, Creator/ChuckECheese's radically redesigned Chuck E. Cheese, giving him a design like something out of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' and making him play the electric guitar as he sings Music/BowlingForSoup songs.songs[[note]]Chuck E. Cheese himself had gotten TheOtherDarrin treatment, his voice actor now being the lead singer of Bowling for Soup[[/note]]. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks This did not get positive reactions]]. In fairness, though, the previous Tony Hawk-wannabe look he'd been sporting for around ''15 years'' didn't scream this trope any less.

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* Many "gaming" related webcomics like ''Girlz 'N' Games'', and some blogs made heavy use of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' references even after several years of the game being released. Which landed them straight in this territory.


* Infamously, during Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' event, reporter Sally Floyd tore into Captain America, trying to show how out-of-touch he was with modern America by asking, among other things, whether he knew what [=MySpace=] was, who won the last ''American Idol'', or if he'd ever attended a [=NASCAR=] race. Since that comic came out, [=MySpace=] has been largely replaced by other social media, ''American Idol'' first dipped heavily in popularity, then ended, and [=NASCAR=] has gone back to being a largely-regional Southern sport. And that's not counting how hard the book was clearly trying to tap into the ongoing discussions of TheWarOnTerror.

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* Infamously, during Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' event, reporter Sally Floyd tore into Captain America, trying to show how out-of-touch he was with modern America by asking, among other things, whether he knew what [=MySpace=] was, who won the last ''American Idol'', or if he'd ever attended a [=NASCAR=] race. Since that These things were indeed popular when the comic came out, was published in 2007, but their cultural revelance would go into strong decline less than a year later. [=MySpace=] has been largely replaced was toppled by other Website/{{Facebook}} as the most popular social media, media site in 2008, ''American Idol'' first dipped heavily in popularity, then ended, and [=NASCAR=] has gone would go back to being a largely-regional Southern sport. And that's not counting how hard the book was clearly trying to tap into the ongoing discussions of TheWarOnTerror.

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* In the 2010 Christian film ''Film/ChristmasWithACapitalC'' a teenager says that "all the girls are eating this [[Literature/{{Twilight}} 'vampire books']]"; this was throughly made fun of by both WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and [[WebVideo/TheBibleReloaded Hannah and Jake]] in their respective reviews of the film.


** A British ''[=SpongeBob=]'' magazine used, in a trivia quiz, names of popular celebrities at the time as incorrect answers. For instance, one of the answers to "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" was "The entire cast of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''".

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** A British ''[=SpongeBob=]'' magazine used, in a trivia quiz, names of popular celebrities at the time as incorrect answers. For instance, one of the answers to "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" was "The entire cast of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''".''Film/HighSchoolMusical''", and another question had "Ashley Tisdale" and "Dylan and Cole Sprouse" as choices.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' may be falling into this, seeing as one episode was about Timmy wishing for his mom to have a popular Website/YouTube channel, and Cosmo and Wanda taking selfies and making duck-lips scenes in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" (Chloe's first appearance), and another was about Timmy wishing for a super-smartphone. Yet another was the episode "Finding Emo", where Timmy wishes he could be {{emo}} (amongst wishing he was a jock and a "sensitive guy") so he could impress a girl. At least the smartphone episode had a ShoutOut to [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] though. And then "Certified Super Sitter," which aired in early 2017, had Poof randomly imitate Donald Trump.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' may be falling into this, seeing as one episode was about Timmy wishing for his mom to have a popular Website/YouTube channel, and Cosmo and Wanda taking selfies and making duck-lips scenes in "The Big Fairy Share Scare" (Chloe's first appearance), and another was about Timmy wishing for a super-smartphone. Yet another was the episode "Finding Emo", where Timmy wishes he could be {{emo}} (amongst wishing he was a jock and a "sensitive guy") so he could impress a girl. At (At least the smartphone episode had a ShoutOut to [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] though. And then though). "Certified Super Sitter," Sitter", which aired in early 2017, had the worst case of this, with Poof randomly imitate imitating Donald Trump.Trump and Timmy's parents making a reference to the Vine app, which stopped service the day before the episode aired.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has surprisingly averted this as it went on; as of 2019 the series had started doing pop-cultural references, which were never done before, however said references are of ''very'' dated (and deceased) celebrities such as Creator/PeterLorre and Creator/JerryLewis.

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* With the exception of the Nickelodeon promos and magazine quiz mentioned in Avertising, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has surprisingly averted this as it went on; as of 2019 the series had started doing pop-cultural references, which were never done before, however said references are of ''very'' dated (and deceased) celebrities such as Creator/PeterLorre and Creator/JerryLewis.


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHPcViXbv6c Between shows on the Disney Channel comes ''Blam!"]] This segment takes classic Disney shorts and adds an obnoxiously "cool" announcer, who shouts out "BLAM!" whenever a character (usually Goofy) gets hurt, all while making really bad jokes mostly consisting of puns. If that weren't enough, the clips would then rewind and play again in slow-mo so squeeze more jokes out. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3nPTJ9ZvmI Parodies]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rVF8Np4xw followed]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHPcViXbv6c Between shows on the Disney Channel comes ''Blam!"]] This segment takes classic Disney shorts and adds an obnoxiously "cool" announcer, who shouts out "BLAM!" whenever a character (usually Goofy) gets hurt, all while making really bad jokes mostly consisting of puns. If that weren't enough, the clips would then rewind and play again in slow-mo so slow-motion to squeeze more jokes out. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3nPTJ9ZvmI Parodies]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rVF8Np4xw followed]].


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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' includes a Website/{{Twitter}} joke. While Twitter hasn't become dated (yet), the line sticks out like a sore thumb since it's the ''only'' pop-culture joke in the movie.
** TheStinger for ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' set itself up as a sneak peek at ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII''. It starts normal, but then suddenly we get [[spoiler:JustForFun/{{Rickroll}}ed by Ralph]]. The film came out in 2018, while [[spoiler:Rickrolling]] was a huge phenomenon in the ''mid-and-late-2000's''. Of course, considering Ralph's childishness and idiocy in general along with his complete ignorance of the internet and memes as a whole, this trope [[PoesLaw might have been the punch line]].

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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' includes a Website/{{Twitter}} joke. While Twitter hasn't become dated (yet), the line sticks out like a sore thumb since it's the ''only'' pop-culture joke in the movie.
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TheStinger for ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' set itself up as a sneak peek at ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII''. It starts normal, but then suddenly we get [[spoiler:JustForFun/{{Rickroll}}ed by Ralph]]. The film came out in 2018, while [[spoiler:Rickrolling]] was a huge phenomenon in the ''mid-and-late-2000's''. Of course, considering Ralph's childishness and idiocy in general along with his complete ignorance of the internet and memes as a whole, this trope [[PoesLaw might have been the punch line]].

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