I'm guilty of working pop culture refs into my comic, too, Jesse --- "Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography, if you're lucky."- Alan Moore
It's hard trying to brain storm what a series can be about. That being the case, having to reference through a lot of ideas that already haven't been overused throughout modern era could be easy. Here's an example: If there was a show about young foreigners that have to live in the U.S. and make something of themselves based on their parents' last dying wishes, but not to give into stereotypes, would THAT be watchable?
I actually agree with Michelle. I think things like Sonny With A Chance, Hannah Montana and even The Suite Life on Deck could be GOOD only if they were handled correctly with better writing, acting and directing. And please. No gags people, Hannah Barbara gaged us out. *_*
That's exactly how I felt after Family Guy. Now I would rather challenge myself by making a story as original as possible than resorting to pop culture as ideas for stories and jokes. After all, how many cartoons before had done something from Star Wars or Star Trek? A lot, right?
Major Monogram: Welcome Agent P, We have a situation here, the Princess Baldegoon from Drueselstein is on the City to give the “Drueselstein Favorite Son” Award to Mayor Doofenshmirtz for the inauguration of the Opera House. So Dr. Doofenshmirtz will do something to stop the ceremony. He bought all Crane machines of the whole Tri-state Area. We don´t know exactly which his plan is, but deduce it: Princess, Crane Machines, Stuffed Animals, and Opera. Put it all together and you’ll get a Crane-Princess-Animal or a Stuffed-Crane- on the Opera. (Carl interrupts him ) Carl: A Stuffed-singer-Animal Major Monogram: Whatever, you’ll need to stop Doofenshmirtz and be sure that the princess must be safe. We don’t have a picture of her, but doesn't matter, she’s a 15 years old girl, they are all so similar... Carl, put a picture of a 15 years old girl! (Carl puts on screen a picture of Candace and now put on a crown.) Carl: Actually, I have a picture of her. (Carl puts on screen a picture of Princess Baldegoon, who is identical to Candace) Major Monogram: Hey, who would say it! Carl: Well, it is a cartoon. Major Monogram: Carl, What did I tell you about breaking the fourth wall?
rwmeadFeatured By OwnerJan 18, 2011Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This isn't really super fourth-wall breaking. It reminds me how on Seinfeld they did a plot line about selling "a show about nothing" to NBC. Not super self-referential, but self-referential nonetheless. Just like this.