Are You Afraid to Get Meta? OK KO, Let’s Watch the Pilot, and Recontextualization

There was no uproar when OK KO aired Let’s Watch the Pilot, but make no mistake: there was at least a little bit of discomfort. Even though Let’s Watch the Pilot wasn’t canon (or took place in an “alternate universe”, if you prefer), something about it made OK KO fans uncomfortable.

That’s always the danger when you go meta, but in a show like OK KO, your fans are going to have a much higher tolerance for it. Let’s Watch the Pilot was never in any danger, and the show would get meta again later in Your World is an Illusion.