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"Crap, that was a cutaway panel, wasn't it? I bet that was a cutaway to them talking about how they found me!"

This is my show, and I'll do what I like with it. Cue the carollers!
Basil Brush on his own series, The Basil Brush Show

Kogoro: With his super speed, Kogoro can don his helmet faster than the eye can perceive!
Keroro: He's talking as if someone else is narrating!
Giroro: Yes!! I was almost fooled by that square balloon!!
Sgt. Frog, Encounter 51: Target: The Hinata Household

Pit: Am I ever going to get to the top of this tower?
Viridi: I warned you before we got here that it was a long way up.
Pit: Yeah, but this place is so huge, we even had a loading screen back there.
Viridi: Shhh, they're going to hear you! We're not supposed to talk about that!
Kid Icarus: Uprising, "Chapter 19: The Lightning Chariot"

What are we talking here? Mini-Boss? Final Boss?
Pit, Kid Icarus: Uprising, "Chapter 2: Magnus and the Dark Lord"

End of first sequence, and fade to black!
Ed, Ed, Edd n Eddy, "An Ed in the Bush"

An iris-in would be appropriate, don't you think? (iris-in to black) Thank you.
Edd, Ed, Edd n Eddy, "Here's Mud in Your Ed"

Hey! Yeah, you! I'm down here, busting my ass, while you sit on yours, watching me jump around? How is that fair?!

Skippy: I feel airsick. Urp!
Slappy: Dissolve to the next scene, quick!

Fade out already! We got the joke.
Slappy, Animaniacs

Iris out already, please!
The Warners, Animaniacs

Miner: What brings you to these parts, sonny?
Yakko: The player with the controller in their hands, if I'm not mistaken.
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt (Ye Old West soundstage)

The truth was a burning green crack through my brain. Weapon statistics hanging in the air, glimpsed out of the corner of my eye. Endless repetition of the act of shooting, time slowing down to show off my moves. The paranoid feel of someone controlling my every step. I was in a computer game. Funny as Hell, it was the most horrible thing I could think of.

What is this mysterious enigma of mystery that has been mentioned about 15 times in the story without really telling us what it is?
Mille, Ilivais X, Day 11: Darkened Holy Knight

Skippy: But Aunt Slappy, those were cartoons, and this is real life!
Slappy: (Addressing the viewer) Don't tell him. He might crack.
Animaniacs (which has quite a lot of this trope, if you couldn't already tell)

Ed: I should have all the feeling back in my feet after this word from our sponsors, Double D.
Edd: Cursed broadcast commercialism!
Ed, Edd n Eddy (which also has quite a lot of this trope), "If It Smells Like an Ed"

Being self-aware sure is hilarious!

*Headset attached to Trucy.*
Trucy: "Attached?" I'm not some kind of robot, Apollo!
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Turnabout Serenade

I won! The screen says I won!

With a wink, Sonic vanished into the crowd, probably off to find some other girl to dance with. The thought made Amy burn, especially considering she was stuck with Link-
Link: Hey! I can hear the narration, you know!
What the heck is Link talking about?
Super Paper Mario X, Chapter 60

Ed: I am a sassy cat and so full of sass. If you don't like it, you can kiss my-
Edd: Ed, if you finish that sentence, the show'll get cancelled in a second.

Karen: Who is that girl dancing with Prince Coco?
Rin: It's Cinderella, the title character.
Karen: I already know that, but I still have to say my lines.
Yes! Pretty Cure 5, the Cinderella episode. They're both playing the 'Wicked' Stepsisters, btw.

Swerve: Oi—ship's genius—what happens if I press this button?
Brainstorm: Don't press it. Did you press it? Swerve? Tell me you didn't press it.
Swerve: Course I didn't press it... but what if I had pressed it?
Brainstorm: You'd have activated an abstract weapon— a meta bomb.
Swerve: A what what?
Brainstorm: A metafictional bomb. It blows a hole in the fourth wall.
Swerve: Me no understand.
Brainstorm: Basically, it makes the enemy think they're characters in someone else's narrative. Robbed of agency, they lose the will to fight. I'm still working on it.
Swerve: Guess what? I pressed it. Nothing happened.
Rewind: I didn't see you press it...
Swerve: Yeah, it must have happened off-panel.
Rewind: What does that mean?
Swerve: I have no idea.

Professor Ian Duncan: Abed, how many fingers am I holding up, and more importantly, are they still made of clay?
Abed Nadir: Three, and I told you, it's not clay. We're silicone bodies with ball-and-socket armatures.

Manabe: "What's wrong, Kotoura? Why the glum face?"
Kotoura: "There are tons of people on the other side of the TV thinking dirty thoughts."
Manabe: "What'd you say?! I'm the only one who's allowed to have dirty thoughts about Kotoura!"
Kotoura: "Shut up, you pervert."
The Stinger of Kotoura-san, episode 1. The show was aired at Otaku O'Clock.

Buster, it may come as a complete surprise to you to find that this is an animated cartoon, and that in animated cartoons they have scenery, and in all the years I've...
Daffy Duck in Duck Amuck (he's cut off because the animator has erased him)

Gatekeeper: How long do you think you'll be staying in the city?
Durkon: Och, geez, I dunno... At least 'till tha end o' tha current plotline.
Gatekeeper: So, like, what? Twenty strips?
Durkon: Make it thirty. They always run long.

"Static panels, speech bubbles, 72 DPI... I'm inside a webcomic! They will probably mock me like always, better get out of here!"

Rocky: Bullwinkle, I'm worried.
Bullwinkle: Ratings down in the show again?
Rocky: No.
Bullwinkle: That's odd.
Rocky: I'm worried because there have already been two attempts on your life.
Bullwinkle: Oh, don't worry. We'll get renewed.
Rocky: I'm not talking about The Bullwinkle Show!
Bullwinkle: Well, you'd better. We could use the publicity.

"The Big Cheese is up to no good. I have nothing in particular to go on except a hunch and the fact that it's about this time of the show that he usually gets up to no good, so get out there and stop him!"
Big Al Dente, Samurai Pizza Cats

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