I was watching Family Guy where the Griffins were stuck in a traffic jam. Peter looks far ahead to see what's going on and he notices that the road hasn't been drawn yet. He looks up and shouts something like, 'Oh come on what are you doing you guys up there?!' The next scene shows the cartoonist falling sleep on his desk; hearing Peter screaming, he wakes up, apologizes and keeps drawing the rest of the road.
Is there a word or phrase for when a cartoon character talks to its creator?
So far I've found 'breaking the fourth wall', but the problem is I see it refers to the character communicating to the audience, not the people backstage.