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A reminder of the rules of Fridge Brilliance:

This is a personal moment for the viewer, but follows the same rules as normal pages, meaning no first person or natter. If you start off with "This Troper", really, you have no excuse. We're going to hit you on the head.

This revelation can come from anywhere, even from this very page.

Also, this page is of a generally positive nature, and a Fridge Brilliance does not have to be Word of God. In fact, it usually isn't, and the viewer might be putting more thought into it than the creator ever did. This is not a place for personal commentary on another's remark or arguing without adding a Fridge Brilliance comment of your own. If the show in question already has an article, please consider placing that in a Fridge page for that show, and not here.


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  • In Episode 2 of Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life, a lot of viewers were fooled by a fake sitcom created for it. The interesting part is that it proves another reason how TV ruins our lives; we are trained to ignore the production captions in tiny boxes during these types of shows, so people missed the dead giveaway 'Shitpeas Production' credit. As in Barry Shitpeas from Screenwipe and Newswipe.
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  • "Too Many Cooks". a minute segment aired on the [adult swim] program Infomercials, is an 11 minute sitcom title sequence that gets increasingly convoluted and bizarre as it goes on. But aside from some of the real mindscrew elements, it can be seen as a parody of how a long-running show can go through constant retools, Breakout Characters, and general Executive Meddling until it's barely recognizable.
  • Penn and Teller and The Colbert Report both have alien abductees state that their captors probed their noses. Where else would you insert a neural probe, the subjects arse?.


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