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What's A Time A TV Show Or Movie Flawlessly Broke The Fourth Wall?

*Looks into the camera like I'm on The Office*

One thing that I absolutely love in TV shows and movies that is SUPER hard to get right is a fourth wall break – AKA, when a character looks at or speaks to the camera.

20th Century Fox

Of course, there are classics like Fleabag and Ferris Bueller's Day Off that constantly break the fourth wall as part of the format, and mockumentary-style shows like The Office that do the same.

BBC

But I'm talking about fourth wall breaks in shows and movies where it doesn't happen often. Like in Phineas and Ferb, when Dr. Doofenshmirtz made this meta joke about Perry's role on the show, and Perry looked right at the "camera."

Dr. Doofenshmirtz says "You could be my pet! You think you can act like a mindless animal?" and Perry looks at the camera
Disney Channel

Or on Living Single, when Regine looked at the camera after a reference was made to Kim Fields' role in The Facts of Life as a fun nod at the audience.

On Living Single, Regine's ex's fiancé says "I went to a small private school called Eastland" and Regine replies "never heard of it" while looking at the camera
Fox

Sometimes it's even more explicit, like in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, when Basil and Austin speak directly to viewers after addressing the fact that time travel movies often don't make much sense.

Austin tries to figure out how time travel works and Basil says not to worry about it and just enjoy himself — he then looks at the camera and says "that goes for you all, too"
New Line Cinema

One of my favorite examples of breaking the fourth wall comes at the end of Season 2 of Skins, when the camera zooms in on Effy and she smiles and waggles her eyebrows at the camera, showing that the next season is going to focus on her and her friends.

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Now it's up to you! What's your favorite example of a fourth wall break in a TV show or movie? Let us know in the comments below and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!