Actor Allusion/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A reference to a character's previous role.

  • Straight: In "Alice And Bob" Bob's character finds a nickel, a reference to the actor's previous role as Daniel, a man who lost a nickel.
  • Exaggerated: Bob spends an entire episode playing out a plot from his previous work.
  • Downplayed: Bob coughs exactly the way the actor's previous character, Daniel, would cough.
  • Justified: Bob's actor is playing in "Alice And Bob" As Himself, and is referring in-universe to one of his roles.
  • Inverted: Every character is based on one of Bob's actor's previous roles, except for Bob.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob makes no reference to the actor's previous roles
  • Enforced: The producers hope they can turn fans of the actor's previous roles into fans of their own show.
  • Lampshaded: "I Want You to Meet An Old Friend of Mine"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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