Greg Cox wrote:
As I recall, I was sometimes coy and phrased things so that it was ambiguous as to whether, say, Emma Peel was being referenced as a real person or a fictional character on a TV show.
So, the way they handled Superman's appearance on I Love Lucy
. Is it George Reeves as Superman, or is it actually Superman?
Ditto for John Carradine's appearance as Dracula on an old episode of McCloud
titled, appropriately enough, "McCloud Meets Dracula."
(How's that for an obscure bit of pop cultural trivia?)