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Playing With / Fourth Wall Greeting

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Basic Trope: A character addresses the viewer as a way of introducing them to the scene.

  • Straight: In the first scene of Behind the Scenes of Alice & Bob, the lead director is seen scribbling something on a clipboard. He turns his head to the camera and says "Oh, hello! I didn't see you come in."
  • Exaggerated: The director attempts to hold an entire conversation with the viewer.
  • Downplayed: "Hello, viewers around the world, and welcome to this behind-the-scenes bonus feature..."
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  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted:
    • Fourth Wall Psych — Though it may seem like he's addressing the viewer, the director is actually talking to one of the actors who just entered the studio.
    • The director is actually talking to the camera crew.
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied:
    "Oh, hi! I didn't see you come in. Nice knee socks and sandals! Say, is that a new speedo you have on?"
    • "Oh, hello! I didn't see you come in here. In fact, I can't see you at all, and you probably didn't come in here."
    • The viewer "enters" during some inappropriate time, like while the director is on the toilet, and gets shooed away.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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