Talk:Lampshade hanging

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I would say that Bender being hurled back to Earth is the only correct example of lampshade hanging that is given here, the others, with the possible exception of the robo-dinosaurs, are simply gags, they are incidental to the plot.

If I can find some better examples could we replace them?

Maybe I have it wrong. Is lampshade hanging directly analogous to deus ex machina? -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by 94.10.54.106.

I think these all count as uses of lampshade hanging. There's no reason to remove them.
Not according to our definition of lampshade hanging and Wikipedia's definition of deus ex machina. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:02, 13 January 2015 (CET).

Is lampshade hanging known by any other terminology? Would you say that deus ex machina is a sub-topic of lampshade hanging that solely involves plot continuation? If I could cite a few more examples would it be worth creating a page for deus ex machina?

(Literally, as I have been writing been writing this, an advert that I have never seen before came on the TV, for a film called Ex Machina. Does synchronization fit in with your numerological bent?) -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by 94.10.54.106.

Not that I know of.
Actually, I'd say that lampshade hanging is a form of deus ex machina.
Definitely.
(Lol.
There's also *this* game.) Sanfazer: [talk] 14:30, 14 January 2015 (CET).

I was doing some searching and came across this Wikipedia page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ADeus_ex_machina/List_of_deus_ex_machina_examples It seems that the Godfellas example has been noted before but it says that it is a literal example in reverse, I am not sure if that means it is 'god into the machine' or 'machine from the god.' (The page also cites a reference to the phrase in Futurama Comics.) -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by 94.10.54.106.

I'm not sure what they mean either. Fudging Wikipedians. Sanfazer: [talk] 20:18, 15 January 2015 (CET).