Lately there has been a HUGE increase of "breaking the fourth wall" jokes on most animated shows.
"The simpsons", "Family guy", "The Cleveland show", "American dad" etc. They all do it now, the question is ¿why?
a couple of years ago this was not only not something that was regularly used, but used briefly and with a justification. It was not just thrown there to fill in.
These days however, Cartoon shows seem to rely way too much on these types of jokes.
Almost as if it were the only thing that can keep the viewer interested on the "plot" of the episode.
They literally use these types of jokes about 3 to 5 times (yes, literally!).
It perhaps may be naive of me but I always prefered to think of these characters and the situations they go through (as ridiculous as they may be) and what they expirience in their regualr lives is what actually happens inside the crazy cartoon world the viewers love.
Seeing the characters talk to the viewer, make mistakes and have to re shot a scene and blatantly acknowledge that what they are saying is scripted and that everything that happens is fake, that they do not agree with what their character say, think or do just ruins it for me.
Perhaps Im immersing too deep into this.
But do you like this or do you also find it unappealing?