There are many beautiful comedy moments in the cartoon series Family Guy, but the one below is certainly ‘meta’.
Brian, the talking dog, is in the back of a truck with some Mexican fellows.
He turns to the person next to him and begins a conversation in stilted Spanish…
Brian – “Me llamo es Brian, Nosotros queremos ir con ustedes.
Mexican guy – “That was pretty good. But when you said “Me llamo es Brian”, you don’t need the “es”. Just “Me llamo Brian”.
Brian – “Oh, you speak English”.
Mexican guy – “No, just that first speech and this one explaining it.
Brian – “You’re kidding, right?”.
Mexican guy – “Que?”
Look at what happens when you read the line “”No, just that first speech and this one explaining it.” – it pushes your mind backwards into attempting to resolve how this conversation was operating at a different level all along i.e. one that was not spontaneous, but planned.