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 22.214.171.124.
- 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 126.96.36.199.
- Not that I know of.
- Actually, I'd say that lampshade hanging is a form of deus ex machina.
- 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 188.8.131.52.
- I'm not sure what they mean either. Fudging Wikipedians. Sanfazer: [talk] 20:18, 15 January 2015 (CET).