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Have you ever wanted to see the ultimate list of works where your favorite book, film or TV show was referenced or homaged? TV Tropes is a perfect place in which to create such a list, or to get as close as possible.

A Shout-Out is something subtle (a name, a prop, a dialogue from obscure cult classic) or something very direct (a Title Drop or character names known to mainstream culture), which points to another work of fiction. Shout Outs are given intentionally, often because the creators are fans of the work. It can be used for Lampshade Hanging when the characters compare themselves to concrete fictional characters.

Take That! is a negative Shout Out when the creators want to emphasize how much something sucked.

Referenced By is a reversal of Shout Out and related tropes. It's never intentional for the work that is referenced, which is why it's listed as Trivia — an interesting bit of information we like noticing, collecting, and organizing, but which in itself is not a trope. note 

See also Actor Allusion, Reference Overdosed, Lawyer-Friendly Cameo, Cowboy BeBop at His Computer, Stock Shout-Out and its subpages, Homage, Pastiche, Opening Shout-Out, Shout-Out Theme Naming, The Joy of X, Literary Allusion Title, and Small Reference Pools.

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McDonald's As Featured In Meal

McDonald's is so ubiquitous in pop culture that they can make commercials consisting of nothing but references to, parodies of, and product placements for the fast food corporation and its products. This August 2023 commercial is for their limited-time "As Featured In" meal based on these references and also serves as a cross-promotion with Loki's second season (note the "Streaming October 6 on Disney+" message) as well as Palace Skateboards, who started a collaboration with McDonald's at the same time. (Palace doesn't have a TV Tropes page; we don't cover lifestyle brands.) Note that, as of the uploading of this video, the 30 Rock episode "St. Valentine's Day" does not have a Recap page here yet. Also, the commercial doesn't mention the episode title for The Office (US) episode used in the ad ("Hot Girl").

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