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A Take That, like one would do to a Dueling Show, directed at another show on the same network.

If it's directed at the network itself, it's Biting the Hand Humor.

Examples of Network Sideswipe include:


  • Episode 28 of Monty Python's Flying Circus ends with everyone being hustled off the set to make way for Horse of the Year Show.
  • There's an episode of The Goodies where Graeme switches on the TV and sees the Monty Python's Flying Circus opening titles, then immediately switches off because he's missed the programme he wanted to see.
    • And then at the end of The Goodies and the Beanstalk John Cleese makes a Cameo Appearance as a genie, looks at the three Goodies and shouts "Kids' programme!" And then Tim traps him in his lamp and they all laugh.

Comedy Central


 "I love it all: Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy, Xena, Akira. I even watch Fringe."


  • On HBO's The Wire, when Cutty is hospitalized, his roommate is shown watching HBO'sDeadwood on his bed monitor.

 Roommate: "Ha ha ha, he called him 'cocksucker'!"

Cutty: (muttering) "Damn dense..."


 "The monsters of every child's nightmare, they're all real. Except Vampires. Complete and total fiction."

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