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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })This trope applies to In-Universe Examples Only. Do not Pot Hole to this page in an attempt to deny an event has been fabricated, or to express your disbelief concerning something stated in a given work. Instead, link to the proof that the event happened (like the picture caption), quote the unlikely passage from the work in question. If neither are possible, pot-hole to Sincerity Mode instead.
Someone working on a show thinks the audience might not believe something being shown or described is real. It's not that the writer thinks the audience is stupid. It's that the thing being shown actually is ridiculous or silly enough that there is good reason to think it's not real. So the writer includes a disclaimer directly to the audience. Sometimes this is Breaking the Fourth Wall, but often it's a non-fiction show. Either way, this is making sure the audience knows this is not a joke.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })This is often to avoid Aluminum Christmas Trees. If the fact is particularly unpleasant for one reason or another, variations on "I wish I was making this up" are likely.
Poe's Law can also invoke this trope if only to distinguish the made-up parody from the real deal. Then again, maybe not...
For this reason, if done badly, especially on purpose, this trope becomes indistinguishable from Suspiciously Specific Denial.
Compare Who Writes This Crap?!, Take That!, Reality Is Unrealistic, Not Hyperbole, A Rare Sentence,.
See also Lampshaded the Obscure Reference. Cassandra Truth is an example when the characters discuss this In-Universe to each other.
Contrast Dan Browned.
 
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Some versions of Gate's manga have a note saying "Yes, really" about how the Princess' name is Piña Co Lada.
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In one Real Life Comics strip, a Dave and Busters waitress refuses to serve Greg a Pepsi because he's not old enough to drink alcohol. In The Rant, Greg Dean says that this actually happened to him.
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In the Author's Note at the end of The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett points out two plot points from the book that were taken from real life facts or events regarding rats. He also notes, "Most of the true stuff — or, at least, the stuff that people say is true — is so unbelievable that I didn't include it in case readers thought I'd made it up."
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During Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories on Chappelle's Show, he tells a story about Prince inviting him, his brother, and some friends to play basketball. After trouncing the Murphys' team, Prince makes them pancakes, at which point the camera cuts back to Charlie Murphy, who assures us, "Really. Pancakes." After this, Charlie assures us even further by asking the audience who in their right mind would make this up, and then demands that if we don't believe him, we should challenge Prince to a game of basketball ourselves and see how talented he is. (Prince himself even said that the story is true.)
During the True Hollywood Stories about Rick James, Rick James himself assures the audience that the insanity between him and Charlie Murphy they are about to see actually happened by saying, "Now this is true."
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon periodically features a "Do Not Read List" of curious books, and he points out at the top of the segment that all of them are real and can be looked up at Amazon.com. (Examples have included a variety of Harlequin/Mills & Boon romances, an Adventures in Wonderland tie-in book that recapped the episode O.J. Simpson appeared in, and the infamous Latawnya, the Naughty Horse, Learns to Say "No" to Drugs.)
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JonTron has employed this on a couple of times:
During Howling II: Stirba: Werewolf Bitch when showing the end credits which consist of the same clip of a woman opening her top and exposing her breast seventeen times to the drum beat of the music, bright yellow letters that read "UNDOCTORED FOOTAGE" are emblazoned at the top of the screen.
When playing a Chinese bootleg videogame adaptation of The Lion King Simba has to ride a zeppelin with a massive Swastika on it. Granted it's actually a Non-Nazi Swastika, but the sight nevertheless trips the "You Can't Make This Shit Up Alarm": a ringing digital alarm clock that reads "LOL SRSLY?!"
The start of his Takeshi's Challenge review sees him compare the game's creation to "Aphrodite rising from the seafoam of Uranus' severed ballsack", and stops his dramatic speech to confirm that this is actually how Aphrodite was born.
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Jonathan Swift begins A Modest Proposal with a long, wordy insistence that he's being completely serious about the titular proposal. Subverted, of course in that this is satirical, but this may be why it flew over so many readers' heads at the time it was written.
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The Simpsons:
In "And Maggie Makes Three", where Homer tells the story of Maggie's birth, he says that his idea to draw customers to the bowling alley was to fire a shotgun into the air while shouting about bowling, which naturally had the opposite effect. Lisa interrupts with "Mom, make him tell it right!" (earlier in the episode Bart hijacked the story for the sake of comedy), but Marge sadly informs her that that's exactly what happened.
In one episode, a Springfield Shopper headline reads WIGGUM RESCUES BOY; NO, REALLY.
In "Walking Big & Tall," Moe says he went to Tuscaloosa and mentions a restaurant called "Moe's Original BBQ." He then opens his jacket to reveal a bib that says "This Is A Real Place."
Season 28 has Mr. Burns feeling very out of place with Yale's new liberal bent, starting with one of the Deans dropping this "Actual Quote from Yale Student" on him.
In Season 30, episode 7, the episode where Marge sells Tupperware, her hairdresser advises her to embrace that everyone thinks she is a drag queen because the best Tupperware salespeople are in drag. The show then pauses to posts 3 separate URLs to back this claim.
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Dragnet famously began each episode with "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent," which was also repeated at the end of the episode. This is because Jack Webb sourced his material from actual policemen. Spinoff Adam-12 did the same thing and posted a similar disclaimer at the end of its episodes with "incidents" replacing "story".
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The CBBC show Horrible Histories has signs pop up during sketches, to the effect that they're not making up certain historical details. They even do it in the Expository Theme Tune when telling the audience that the show is hosted by a talking rat, although that was dropped after the first series.
This sketch on Victorian-era names has a line at the beginning explaining that all the names are real, and makes it a point to put a sign after every single name to reassure the view that they are, in fact, real names. Given how absurd most of them are it's entirely justified.
They also occasionally have signs telling the audience when they are making it up, usually saying something like "This is Silly."
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The screenwriter kindly informs us at the start of the movie that "Most of what follows is true."
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Several reviews of Spidey Super Stories had to clarify that off-the-wall villains like The Thumper, a girl dressed up like Napoleon Bonaparte with a boxing glove weapon, actually happened.
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A minor example in The Drowsy Chaperone when the Man in the Chair claims that Show Within a Show actor Roman Bartelli was partially eaten by his poodles after he died. Of course, Roman Bartelli isn't a real actor (none of the "actors" in the show are), so the story is entirely made up. In-universe, though, it's true.
And another in the beginning when the Man in the Chair claims people used to actually enjoy theater. Can you imagine?
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Cyanide & Happiness:
This strip points out that Tim Buckley actually said this in the file name. And he actually did. Cyanide was hardly the only source that mocked this. Or the fact that the author "gleefully" made a comic strip about this misfortune, for the matter....
This strip, regarding the idea that gay marriage is the first step to legalizing interspecies marriage.
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Doctor Fluffy states that in the draft of TCB: Spectrum: Case Files, he had to put a note reading "DISCLAIMER: ACTUAL CHATOYANCE QUOTE" over some of Reitman's lines as some of the editors thought they were exaggerated for the sake of making her a Straw Character.
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Conqueror: In the afterword of Lords of the Bow, the author describes several areas where the novel differed from history — and at the very end, points out that the incident where several thousand young women jumped from the walls of Yenking (now Beijing) to their deaths rather than starve to death during the Mongol siege actually happened.
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One Teen Titans story had Beast Boy's cousin Matt Logan run an official Titans West recruitment drive (a.k.a. a house party). One-time Titan Duela Dent busts out of her mental hospital and crashes the scene with some villains and henchmen, pissed that she didn't receive an invitation. Matt says he tried calling her but claims she was in the middle of electroshock therapy. Matt asserts he's not kidding.
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In Casanova, when Casanova invents the national lottery, the woman Old Casanova is telling his life story actually stops him to question this, and he replies "Look it up if you don't believe me!" And you can. (The bit about him coining the phrase "You've got to be in it to win it", on the other hand...)
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In This Bites!, while broadcasting that Luffy got into a surfing contest against the Octopi Shogunate Octavio, Cross reassures listeners that he couldn't make this up if he tried.
During Isaiah and Terry's introduction, Soundbite insists he's not even changing their dialogue.
Soundbite insists he's not lying that the SBS broadcasts actually have shaken up the faith of several Marines.
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Full Frontal Nerdity does it in this strip.
And again in this strip.
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How the Light Gets In: Two of Felicity's actions in chapter 3 (suggesting they test if it's really Laurel by offering her alcohol and referring to her as "[Oliver's] dead ex") pissed off a lot of readers. Whether they accused the author of writing her badly, or just raged against Felicity in general varied. Becks Rylynn defended herself by pointing out those are both things Felicity has actually done in the show.
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Dear White People scriptwriter Justin Simien thought about re-writing the screenplay because the notion of a race riot breaking out due to a predominantly white fraternity deciding to throw a Black Face party seemed too ridiculous to put on screen. At the end of the film, a montage showed pictures of real-life white college students doing just that.
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So This is Basically... Cowboy Bebop has THAT'S NOT A JOKE, IT'S SERIOUSLY HIS NAME in big bold letters underneath Viscious's name when he is introduced.
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During Howling II: Stirba: Werewolf Bitch when showing the end credits which consist of the same clip of a woman opening her top and exposing her breast seventeen times to the drum beat of the music, bright yellow letters that read "UNDOCTORED FOOTAGE" are emblazoned at the top of the screen.
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Discworld:
In the Author's Note at the end of The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett points out two plot points from the book that were taken from real life facts or events regarding rats. He also notes, "Most of the true stuff — or, at least, the stuff that people say is true — is so unbelievable that I didn't include it in case readers thought I'd made it up."
In The Truth, when the author mentions, in the beginning, his research about how cities dealt with flooding problems that inspired Ankh-Morpork's method is based on the city Seattle, Washington's methods used towards the end of the 19th century.note "Really. Go and see. Try the clam chowder while you're there."
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I Love You Phillip Morris: The unlikely true story of a gay con man escaping from a Texas prison five times to be reunited with his boyfriend (who he met in prison), becoming the CFO of a major company, faking his own death, and impersonating doctors, lawyers, FBI agents, etc, along the way. Hard to believe, right? So the filmmakers begin with this disclaimer in the opening credits: "This really happened. It really did."
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Lil' Formers did a comic parodying handheld games, including a panel about Scribblenauts, which included in The Rant a note, "The above strip is not even a joke, that's really how I beat that level."
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Axis Powers Hetalia gives us "The Legend of Red Mount Fuji", where America attempts to paint Mt. Fuji red. As the narrator points out:
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The afterword of The Guns of the South includes a part where Harry Turtledove talks about the influences on the novel. For example, he took the names for the soldiers of the 47th North Carolina from actual historical records but made up personalities for them (like writing Billy Beddingfield as a hothead with authority problems because the real Beddingfield had a habit of getting promoted and demoted in quick succession).
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World of Warcraft now has one of these:
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There's a round called Notes And Queries on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, in which Humph asks a question and one of the panelists come up with a possible answer before Humph reads out the real one. Whenever the questions or answers got ridiculous enough, Humph would remind everyone that they were "out of a real book".
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In Superman Smashes the Klan, Roberta notes that the Unity House was founded by a priest, a minister, and a rabbi, which almost sounds like the setup for a joke.
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Penny Arcade has this in a strip discussing the gay porn Collection Sidequest in Shadow Hearts: Covenant: "That's not the joke. This is something you actually do."
The title of the strip detailing Gabe's encounter with Jack Thompson is entitled And All Of It True.
Also, the Gillette Razor Power Fusion Gamer: This Is Actually A Real Thing.
Mr. Popularity shows that Tycho has over 24,000 unanswered emails on his iPhone; the middle panel of the strip shows a screenshot of it with a caption assuring the reader that it's for real.
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Poking fun at Marvel and Netflix for producing shows based on (then) obscure Marvel characters, Sheldon suggested they could make shows based around characters such as Frog Thor and Paste-Pot Pete. In their respective panels there are disclaimers saying "This for realsies happened" and "Seriously. Look him up."
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The original version of D.O.A., during the closing credits, assures us that there is such a thing as "luminous poison" that glows in the dark.
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Tag and its promotional campaign repeatedly points out that the movie is based on an actual group of grown men who have been playing a game of Tag for over 20 years and that some of the seemingly ridiculous things the players do in the movie really did happen.
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Critical Miss has one in this strip while trying (and failing) to satirize a quote by the executive producer of The War Z.
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In Snowdin Forest in Undertale, you can find a sign reading "WARNING: Dog Marriage" (foreshadowing the mini-boss fight with Dogamy and Dogaressa). Read it again, and you'll be informed: "Yes, you read that correctly".
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World War II: At the start of Episode 39 - "The Allied Clusterf**k in France" Indy has to make one of these over the phone, presumably over the Fall of France and the almost farcical shuffle in the Allied command while the Germans keep pushing into France and Belgium.
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Hysteria: An opening title asserts that the movie is based on true events and then continues... Really. This period romantic comedy from late Victorian London chronicles the invention of a vibrator.
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The skit 'Los Caquitos', from the Chespirito TV show, has an episode were Botija bets with Chompiras in a poker game based on the "good luck" that his horoscope predicted, yet it ends backfiring. The episode ends with a disclaimer saying that the horoscopes used through the episode were not made up by the writer, but taken verbatim from an actual Mexican newspaper.
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The end of C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America has a section dedicated to showing the reality behind some of the wilder aspects of the Alternate History. Notably, a majority of the products advertised in the faux commercials, the ones with racist caricatures and slave imagery? All were real products, and the section concludes that there is still unnoticed slave imagery in modern advertising (such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, two brands which weren't retired for being racist until 2020).
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American Animals jabs at the frequency of Very Loosely Based on a True Story works with the tagline "This is not based on a true story- this happened" (ironically, a theme of the movie was that even the Real Life thieves didn't agree on exactly how everything happened, with multiple versions of the "truth" portrayed).
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When The Nostalgia Critic announces he is reviewing Titanic: The Legend Goes On, he kicks it off by saying "Now before you say anything let me answer your very first question: Yes, this is real!"
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Persepolis has this in one scene — where the headmistress yells at the girls' parents for not wearing their veils properly because hair is arousing. Marjanne's dad says "If hair is as arousing as you think, then you should shave your mustache!". Marjanne put in a disclaimer that said: "Yes, he really did say that."
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Milo Murphy's Law: The Christmas episode has a full-size (and manned) fishing boat crash through the mall skylight, while the background singers blandly yet melodically proclaim "This is really happening."
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Dragon's April humor issue used to have a letter column with all the weirdest letters they'd got over the previous year, ranging from bizarre threats against fictional characters to people with a unique idea of what would make the game "realistic". They would regularly open these columns by assuring the reader that these were real letters from real people.
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In-universe in Shortpacked!: after having some plotlines summarized, Ethan explains he cannot leave his retail job to do stand-up comedy full time because "I can't make this shit up!"
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After being accused of "distorting" Carol Danvers as a character by turning her into a "moustache-twirling villain," the writer of Origin Story added a pair of Author's Notes to the story's twenty-sixth chapter that describe, in detail how Carol Danvers was portrayed by Marvel Comics itself, prior to Disney acquiring Marvel and deciding that Captain Marvel needed to be "spit-shined and spruced up and rehabilitated from her anti-hero roots" (the writer's exact words), and how if anyone was to blame for Carol Danvers being an asshole, it was Marvel. And in terms of the evidence, at least, he's right. Everything he cites as evidence that his portraying Danvers as a bitch is justified actually happened - though the Character Development, both negative and positive, took place well before the Disney deal was in the pipeline, and as fans of the character countered, it wasn't the whole picture:
As some reviewers have somewhat tetchily observed, First, the incidents cited were either taken wildly out of context, or were flat-out Out of Character - it is no coincidence that a lot of the incidents cited were from Civil War, a storyline infamous for the number of characters it railroaded, including characters like Tony Stark, who did far worse and yet was generally sympathetically portrayed in the fic. Second, portraying Carol as an anti-hero is one thing, except that the author portrayed her as if her negative traits were her only traits.
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Done in two consecutive episodes by Stargate SG-1:
In "Inauguration" the new President, Henry Hayes, is briefed on the Stargate program by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs:
Then in "Lost City, Part 1", Vice President Kinsey briefs Elizabeth Weir on the Stargate program, handing her a folder topped with a hand-written note from President Hayes saying "THIS IS NOT A JOKE" with his signature.
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A rare visual example in Rocketman (2019). The end credits show stills of star Taron Egarton in various costumes worn throughout the film, side by side with archival photos from Elton John's old shows in order to show that yes, his outfits really were that outrageous: the man wasn't known as "Captain Fantastic" for nothing!
Played with for the film's tagline: "Based on a true fantasy."
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While The Cartoon History of the Universe usually makes up quotes for Rule of Funny, occasionally a quote will come with a disclaimer of "Someone actually said this!"
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Used by Sonya of Ménage à 3 here.
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In an interview with Conan O'Brien, Paul Giamatti said that "Thunderpants is a fine motion picture that I made in England a long time ago about a kid who farts uncontrollably. This came across my desk and I had to be a part of it... I play a guy from NASA who kidnaps him so that he can power a rocket." Giamatti had to repeatedly assure Conan that this was a real movie and Conan never seemed to be entirely sure whether or not Giamatti was joking. It's a real movie, and stars Ron Weasley.
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The tagline for The Informant! is that it's "based on a true tattle-tale."
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One Bloom County strip showed new father Hodgepodge wearing a bra-like bib which holds bottles to allow men to "experience the joy of breastfeeding", as the narration puts it. After a Beat Panel, Hodge looks at the "camera" and says "That's it. The joke is that we're not kidding. $39, Sharper Image."
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Monster of the Week, Affectionate Parody of The X-Files, has author Shaenon Garrity sometimes noting that a really improbable thing in the strip has actually happened in the series.
In War of the Coprophages author notes: "I can do nothing better with this episode than just quote all the best lines". She proceeds to do exactly that.
"Left his heart in San Francisco" - Actual joke used in this episodenote It's about organ traffickers
Old lady eaten by chickens: thing that happens
Real fact: Horse framed in the scientist's death
Taken to Running Gag levels: sometimes arrow points at some speech bubble with "Actual line/joke/dialogue used in the episode" attached.
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Cinema Snob Reviews Frozen (a fan comic where The Cinema Snob reviews Frozen (2013)) mentions an out-of-universe explanation for events in Man of Steel, and then posts a screencap of part of that web page, with the URL, to show Snob isn't joking about it.
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Garfield and Friends: Garfield once showed two videos of Jon's previous dates— his longest and his shortest in that order. The latter was so short that, before showing it, Garfield warned the viewers there're no cuts.
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Girl Genius carried a message of goodwill to its colorist and his wife who was going through childbirth. When referencing her, they felt the need to clarify that yes, her middle name really is Danger.
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Inverted in the Murdoch Mysteries episode "Unlucky in Love", which closes with a Totally Made This Up Disclaimer:
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The M*A*S*H episode "The Red/White Blues" involves Klinger and Goldman, two characters of Mediterranean descent, falling ill after taking Primaquine, even though the common knowledge at the time was that the drug only caused negative side effects in Black people. At the conclusion of the episode, the on-screen text informs the audience that sometime after the episode would have taken place (ie, during the Korean War), medical researchers found that the drug did, in fact, cause illness in Mediterranean people as well as Blacks.
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Digger has a farm or two full of squashes, which turn vampire if they're left unharvested for a fortnight (or left through the winter solstice). Ursula Vernon added a note specifically saying that no, she didn't come up with it, it's really a Balkan folk legend.
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When playing a Chinese bootleg videogame adaptation of The Lion King Simba has to ride a zeppelin with a massive Swastika on it. Granted it's actually a Non-Nazi Swastika, but the sight nevertheless trips the "You Can't Make This Shit Up Alarm": a ringing digital alarm clock that reads "LOL SRSLY?!"
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Neil Strauss does this at the beginning of The Game. He would have to because no one would believe the crazy events and people that he wrote about in the book.
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Adam Ruins Everything is all about bringing up obscure and uncomfortable facts that the audience might find hard to believe, so to back them up the host cites his sources in the top corner of the screen. There's also a tie-in website where you can browse those sources to see for yourself, again flashed on-screen.
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The comic has a Pokémon villain doing a speech on how he'll cleanse society of its dregs, and is promptly applauded by a professor for being "passionate". In the commentary, the author said most of the dialogue was verbatim from the game.
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Laverne & Shirley: The 1980 episode "Why Did the Fireman... " has Lenny and Squiggy attempt to break the news to Laverne that her firefighter boyfriend had been killed in the line of duty. Laverne thinks that the two guys are playing a sick joke, and similarly shouts down Shirley when she also tries to explain that her boyfriend really is dead. By the episode's end, Laverne's father finally gets her to realize that everyone was telling the truth.
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During some fights in Holyland, the manga takes a little sidebar to explain the actual physics of some of the real-life techniques being used and why they are or are not effective in that situation.
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Urinating Tree's video on the Los Angeles Dodgers' loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series ends with mention of the Dodgers' potential violations of federal law. As Tree is known for his hyperbolic statements on failing and incompetently-run teams, he feels the need to assure his viewers that "I wish I was being hyperbolic."
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Darths & Droids has done this by name at least once, linking back to this very wiki. Note that this is incorrect use, and should not be mimicked.
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In The Truth, when the author mentions, in the beginning, his research about how cities dealt with flooding problems that inspired Ankh-Morpork's method is based on the city Seattle, Washington's methods used towards the end of the 19th century.note "Really. Go and see. Try the clam chowder while you're there."
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The Boondocks: One strip made fun of the "I'm a Dollar Menu Guy" McDonald's campaign with a parody of its infamous "I'd hit it" banner. A footnote below the spoof read "Actual McDonalds ad".
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Appears in Exterminatus Now in reference to a real-life event:
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A variation of this is The Human Centipede's claim that it's "100% medically accurate".note Obviously, it is not.
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The poster tagline for Charlie Wilson's War reads: "Based on a true story. You think we could make this up?"
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In another book by WrestleCrap The Death of WCW, they talk about the show being written "literally" at the last minute. They then insist that they're not being facetious, the show was sometimes written while it was being broadcast live.
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Saturday Night Live: In the week following the infamous "Larry the Lobster" sketch, Eddie Murphy read a real letter on the air concerning the sketch, beginning by saying "This is real, legit. There's a stamp and a return address."
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In Super Demo World: The Legend Continues, the '...?' level, which is expertly concealed as Post-End Game Content that can only be reached after discovering the passage that breaks Bowser's seal over the entrance to Big Boo's World, has a P-switch door that takes Mario into a bizarre, "corrupted" screen where a hovering, pulsating red disclaimer reads: SYSTEM ERROR, SIMULTANEOUS WRITE, LEVEL IS CORRUPT!!, accompanied by glitching blocks everywhere, Koopas and Goombas walking backward, and a Creator Cameo, where sprites of Fusoya and Zero-G are seen arguing.
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Robot Chicken uses this twice in two very different ways:
One for straight humor to take a shot at DC with their segment "REAL Characters in the DC Universe". It features characters like B'dg, Firestorm, and Mister Banjo, and the narrator would gleefully declare "Can you believe it, folks? He really exists!"
...and one for darker humor in 12 Years A Student where the teacher says "To give you a better sense of what being on a slave ship would have been like, everybody get down on the floor so I can duct tape your hands and feet together. Then I’m going to choose five of ya to be the slave masters". It then cuts to gray and states: "This is not a sketch. This actually happened to one of our writers in the fifth grade. The teacher’s name was Patricia Anderson. We just want the world to know."
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Fargo starts with a title screen saying that it's a true story. (The movie is completely fictional, but the Coen Brothers claim that some pieces of it came from various real cases.)
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One particularly funny moment of Hamilton has this when Burr tells us that Hamilton was so popular with the ladies, Martha Washington named a particularly randy tomcat after him.
Made funnier by the fact that Hamilton was originally played by the director, producer, and writer — it's basically Lin-Manuel Miranda breaking character just to geek out a little bit and assure us that no, he did not make this part up.
Which gets even better/worse when you find out it was likely not true - it was originally put forth by British newspapers as a grandiose claim meant to discredit the rebels.
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In VHFSMACVUSMRRM, the Arcade mode ending for Felix the Cat has him going to visit his lover, Miss Kitty and finds out she had a lot of kittens while he was away. Unable to take the responsibility he proceeds to go to a gas plant to end his life. The ending then points out "This is canon, look it up".
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In an episode of Epic Rap Battles of History, Quentin Tarantino mocks Alfred Hitchcock for being rejected by the British Army due to his obesity. Tarantino then breaks the fourth wall to assure the audience that that really happened, and he even tells the viewers to look it up on Wikipedia if we don't believe him. note  Tarantino's only half-right here: Hitchcock was initially rejected for being too young when World War 1 broke out in 1914, and by the time he was old enough to serve, his obesity prevented him from serving on the front lines. He was relegated to administrative work instead of being rejected outright.
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In Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku!, during the Quirk Apprehension Test, Aizawa singles out Izuku (who in this story is a Kryptonian, with all the power package being one entails) to evaluate the extent of his powers, and this exchange ensues:
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This is the following solicitation for a Harley Quinn storyline (Vol. 2, #17-19) where she and her newly-formed Gang of Harleys battle Captain Strong, an obscure Bronze Age DCU character who is a Captain Ersatz of Popeye (more details about him here):
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Inverted in Complete World Knowledge. Each book starts with a reminder that John Hodgman is making this up. Although he has insisted that one blurb on the back of the first book, a letter of praise from a magus of the Church of Satan, is, in fact, genuine, although Hodgman himself is not a Satanist.
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Doctor Who Expanded Universe: At the end of All-Consuming Fire, there's an epilogue, in which Benny Summerfield, having finished reading All-Consuming Fire by John Watson, queries the Doctor about such details of Victorian life as using strychnine as a flavouring for beer, and filtering sugar through bull's blood. He assures her they're all true.
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In Nation, Pratchett says that, among other things, a cannon made of whatever was lying around has been used several times in real life.
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The Soup uses similar disclaimers ("We did not doctor this, it really happened!") when showing real television clips that are uncomfortably close to the kind of satirical videos the show sometimes airs. See for example Spaghetti Cat.
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s Peter Sagal also says "... and this is true:" a lot. While the fact thus introduced may indeed be true, it's usually followed up by another one that's blatantly false.
The "Bluff the Listener" challenge is this inverted, two panelists will make stories up, and a third will tell a true story, and the listener has to guess the true one.
The game show Balderdash works on the same principle. Three celebrities will give a factoid about a particular topic; one of them is true.
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The Men Who Stare at Goats has text at the beginning stating "More of this is true than you would believe." This itself becomes humorous in juxtaposition with the very first scene: a strait-laced man in a strait-laced military uniform with a strait-laced mustache running headlong into a wall and probably concussing himself.
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On of the taglines for the movie BlacKkKlansman is: "Based on some fo' real, fo' real sh*t."
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The Chaser's War on Everything, known for Gag Subs, did this for their segment on Middle East TV, with the disclaimer "All translations independently verified by the ABC". It included things such as a member of the Egyptian Unique Mustache Association praising Adolf Hitler's mustache (along with his genocide of Jews).
The same team's The Hamster Wheel had this in a segment on weather in the media:
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Napoléon has a title card at the beginning that lets the viewer know how to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Through the course of the movie, several highly unlikely events are confirmed to indeed be factual.
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On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon will occasionally insist "And this is true" whenever something that actually happened sounded like a joke, due to the show's humorous way of re-telling actual news stories.
Note that the show is fond of the Blatant Lies version, for humor ("This is a real photo and in no way doctored"), but it takes pains to make the two very easy to tell apart, since the Blatant Lies are done in an over the top manner often involving nonsensical things like unicorns and poorly photoshopped photos. So they try to make it easy to distinguish when they're making a joke or listing serious facts.
John Oliver has picked up using "And this is true" on his own show, such as saying how the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn. Yes, really. He will sometimes escalate with a "and this is fantastic" for things that are true but really easy to mistake for made-up; as long as he emphasizes a point this way, it's real.
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Dumbing of Age:
A strip in which Sarah and Jacob bond over mocking Joyce's creationism ends with Sarah saying "You don't even have to spin the things she believes into jokes! You can just say what they are!" and has the Alt Text "THIS IS WHAT JOYCE BROWNS ACTUALLY BELIEVE".
Speaking of Joyce... The about page assures the readers that she is not in any way a Straw Fundamentalist — she is, in fact, autobiographical. Given just how wild some of the things she says are, any lesser disclaimer would have been impossible to swallow.
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The same team's The Hamster Wheel had this in a segment on weather in the media:
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The film Pain and Gain takes many pains to impress upon us that is is a true story, including interrupting a scene in which The Rock is grilling hands on a barbecue grill with the message "This is still a true story."
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On Top Gear Jeremy is describing the large array of health and safety warnings that come with his quad-bike/jet-ski to James. His favorite warns about "forceful water penetration into the rectum or vagina". James put on a pair of glasses to take a closer look and confirmed that was the actual text of the warning.
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South Park:
It had the message "This Is What Scientologists Actually Believe" played over a scene showing the mythos of Scientology. Note this is almost verbatim the text of OT3, a regular part of the Scientology doctrine. Scientologists have been trying to forget ("hide" may be a more accurate word; the doctrine in question is only made available to medium-to-high level members, so the rank and file aren't supposed to know anything about it, and tend to assume that people who tell them about it are just mocking their beliefs) that certain aspect of their religion. note When the Swedish government allowed the books to be open to the public, Scientologist members were sent to their libraries each day for months to prevent anyone else from reading it. Believe or not, South Park's portrayal is actually less ridiculous than the actual mythology. South Park proclaims that frozen aliens were dumped into various volcanoes all over Earth's surface; in reality, Scientology teaches the frozen aliens were strapped to the volcanoes and then blown up with imperial-engineered hydrogen bombs. Then the disembodied souls - "thetans" - were forced by psychiatrists to watch a "three-D, super colossal motion picture" at a theater which implanted all the ideas about religion into their minds. And it ought to be noted that these souls were lured to Teegeeack (Earth) on the pretense of income tax inspections. Put it this way: if the makers of the episode were making all that stuff up, it would have been fairly normal.
In "The Return of Chef," they had a similar disclaimer about the Super Adventure Club, a Fictional Counterpart of Scientology. The episode was essentially a Take That! to Scientology (again) because the creators believed the organization forced Isaac Hayes (who voiced Chef) to leave the show.
In "Band in China" when Randy asks why the Chinese president hates Winnie The Pooh, Mickey Mouse explains that some Chinese people posted pictures of him and Winnie on the internet and even says "It's a real thing. Look it up."
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The New Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show takes the form of a variety show of which the main attraction is Mr. Peabody telling a story of one of his time travel exploits. As part of every episode, he gets the story notarized live to guarantee to his audience that he is telling a story that actually happened to him.
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Another example is the time they spoofed Stand by Me. At the end of that part of the episode, the voiceover (Richard Dreyfuss, the same person who provided the voiceover of the grown-up protagonist in the actual film) informs the audience that Cleveland's character (Vern) went on to marry Rebecca Romijn. Immediately afterward, he then tells the viewers that he wasn't making this up. In real life, the guy (Jerry O'Connell) who played the fat kid in the movie went on to marry Rebecca Romijn.
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Pokémon Reset Bloodlines has this trope pop up a couple of times. The first was in a side story where a character does confirm that yes, he did lose a league to a Jigglypuff in a Princess dress (and even mentions having the VHS tape to prove it). It later occurred in the main story involving why Ash caught dozens of Grimer. Yes Bulbasaur, they really were being controlled by his possible half sister.
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In his short Game Informer review of Kabuki Warriors for the Xbox, editor Andy McNamara wrote that the early AI opponents are so easy that "I literally won a match just bashing the controller against my ass. I wish I was joking, but the score is seriously Kabuki Warriors zero, my ass one."
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American Hustle humorously opens with "Some of this happened."
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Lois & Clark dragged out the Will They or Won't They? between the eponymous characters for so long, with them supposedly getting married twice, that they titled the actual marriage episode "Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding". This takes after the original DC Comics source material; it was common to use the blurb "Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story!" when the story was actually part of the normal continuity.
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In the "Caveat, and Warning for Travelers" that opens the novel American Gods, Neil Gaiman states the following: "Furthermore, it goes without saying that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real."note Except for that one god who was completely made up for the book.
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Manly Guys Doing Manly Things:
The comic has a Pokémon villain doing a speech on how he'll cleanse society of its dregs, and is promptly applauded by a professor for being "passionate". In the commentary, the author said most of the dialogue was verbatim from the game.
The comic with the apt Rant "This is almost completely without exaggeration the plot of Hyrule Warriors." Girl wants boy. King of evil tells girl to get boy. Girl tries to get boy, resulting in releasing the king of evil and allowing him to wreak havoc upon the world.
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The Big Short includes fourth-wall-breaking disclaimers around the more implausible parts of the story, clarifying which parts were inventions of artistic license, and which parts did in fact happen. One of them is a moment where doomsayer Mark Baum is holding a debate with an analyst who believes Bear Sterns stock is rock solid, at the exact moment when Bear Sterns stock starts tanking.
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In Concession, Kate (who is a pedophile) takes Artie (who is not, despite that one time with the 9 year old transgender kid) to a NAMBLA meeting. In The Rant, Immy assured the reader that this is, in fact, a real thing.
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The Firefly episode "Out of Gas" has an early scene where Shepherd Book is apparently relating a Noodle Incident that happened while he was at the Southdown Abbey on Persephone to much hilarity. We the viewers join Our Intrepid Heroes at this exchange:
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Several reviews of An American Christmas Carol had to clarify that they weren't making up things like Thatcher's son being called "Mr. T" or the radio playing disco music as a precursor to the future scenes.
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Planet of Hats, which turns each episode of Star Trek: The Original Series into a comic, will note that certain lines that could be mistaken for parody (e.g., "They're not crew, they're me cargo!" from "Mudd's Women") comes from the show itself.
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Family Guy:
Near the end of the second Star Wars episode, Brian (as Chewbacca) asks why Mort (Lando) is wearing Han's clothes. Brian then turns to the camera and explains that this isn't some weird joke they've made up. If you watch The Empire Strikes Back, Lando really is wearing Han's clothes for this scene. note  It's really weird.
Another example is the time they spoofed Stand by Me. At the end of that part of the episode, the voiceover (Richard Dreyfuss, the same person who provided the voiceover of the grown-up protagonist in the actual film) informs the audience that Cleveland's character (Vern) went on to marry Rebecca Romijn. Immediately afterward, he then tells the viewers that he wasn't making this up. In real life, the guy (Jerry O'Connell) who played the fat kid in the movie went on to marry Rebecca Romijn.
In "Carter and Tricia", after Carter buys the brewery, he insists that the cans now be made out of cheaper, potentially toxic material. Angela warns him that if news of the change were to get out, it'd be one of the most notorious developments in beer history, second only to Michelob Ultra Dragon Fruit Peach. A disclaimer appears on screen reading "ACTUAL BRAND OF BEER. HONEST TO GOD."
In "Underaged Peter", a cutaway has Thomas Edison blatantly stealing credit for the lightbulb and phonograph. A song then plays "Look it up, Edison was a dick."
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Used for the in-universe audience in Transmetropolitan, Spider writes about the campaign speech of Hitler Expy Bob Heller for The Word. It's so full of violence and profanity that he felt compelled to append to the end of the report, "I swear I didn't make a word of that up."
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In Rurouni Kenshin, when local badass Saitou Hajime casually mentions that he's married, the manga has a little note in the panel: "This is historical fact."
Made much funnier by the fact that none of the characters can believe anyone would marry Saitou. Kenshin remarks that his wife must have the patience of Buddha.
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In Titan Maximum, they had a sword made out of aggregated diamond nanorods, the hardest substance in the known universe. What sounds like typical technobabble is remarked by saying that aggregated diamond nanorods are, in fact, a real thing, and they're every bit as hard as advertised. Making a sword out of the things probably wouldn't be a great idea (hardness isn't the only trait a good sword needs), but they really are the hardest substance known to man.
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This is done in-universe on How I Met Your Mother. Ted is an Unreliable Narrator who is telling his teenage children the story of the many events leading up to him meeting their mother for the first time. Every so often the events he describes are so ridiculous that he has to emphasize to his children that things really happened that way.
True story. - Barney Stinson
However, this phrase is almost exclusively used when Barney is telling Blatant Lies (happens fairly often), making it a subversion.
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The Battle of Midway: A documentary short that featured live footage of the Real Life attack on Midway Atoll. The color guard at Midway goes out at 0800 on June 4 to raise the flag, as they do every day. With Japanese bombs raining down all around them. As the flag goes up the pole the narrator says "Yes. This really happened."
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Halloween Unspectacular:
"A Regal Intermission" from HU4 has a couple of examples. First when mention is made of William III dying from his horse tripping over a mole, then when bringing up the sex chair designed by Edward VII, E350 has to reiterate that those things really happened.
In "E350 Presents: Rapunzel", from HU8, when Priscilla Northwest (who's playing Rapunzel's mother) says that she only wants to eat rapunzel flowers, the narration takes the time to clarify that that actually happens in the original fairytale.
At one point in "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Seelowe", the WWII essay from HU10, E350 states that having the largest army in the world means nothing if the troops can't be supplied and have to resort to cannibalism. He then clarifies that that's not a bit of Black Comedy, it's literally what some Japanese troops in the Pacific had to do when the islands they were on got cut off.
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The LEGO Batman Movie features a Long List of obscure DC Comics villains in The Joker's Villain Team-Up at the beginning of the movie, including King Tut, Kite-Man, Calendar-Man, the Kabuki Twins, and the Condiment King.
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1632 ends with a disclaimer about which characters were real, which fictional, and which were fictional but based on a real category of people.
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In his tenure as host of The Tonight Show, Jack Paar would often begin a joke with the phrase "I kid you not" by way of introduction to a bizarre piece of news.
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In Equestria: A History Revealed, this trope is played straight in the essay's abstract and several times throughout. However, the content and the methods used to derive those theories then calls the narrator's claims into question.
Subverted later on when the narrator reveals she's been making up most of her essay as she goes along. It's okay, though — she crosses that sentence out.
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In the description to the Tales of the Undiscovered Swords, the author has put a disclaimer saying none of the swords that are given personifications in the fics are made up by the author.
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Everything in the Contractually Obligated Chaos series is made up - except the author's assertion that Prince Vince himself was responsible for her writing the interquel Meteor Shower. In response to the Running Gag in the series that Prince Vince is an avid Tumblr user, someone actually created a Tumblr account for the character, which proceeded to badger the author to write the story. (Yes, really.) So the author's notes for the interquel had to include this slightly bewildered disclaimer.
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In Gravity Falls episode "The Stanchurian Candidate", Dipper outlines the town's electoral process as making a literal "stump speech", followed by a debate where the audience throws birdseed on their favorite candidate, and the winner is the one to receive a 'birdly kiss' from a 'freedom eagle.' Dipper caps this off with, "I couldn't make this up if I tried."
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In the musical The Robber Bridegroom, the opening number, "Once Upon the Natchez Trace", contains repeated assertions that "this is true." Of course, this song talks about things like a man whose brother was only a talking head, and a woman whose beauty was so incredible that her sleeping naked under a full moon caused the moon to burn as hot as the sun.
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Episodes of The Goldbergs are based on Adam Goldberg's childhood, but in one episode when his elder sister steals their dad's car then accidentally backs it over a cliff, the narrator has to stop the car mid-plummet to assure the audience that his elder sibling really did accidentally drop the family car over a cliff.
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