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26th Apr '16 6:52:20 PM ralphy512
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* When Music/{{Korn}}'s label and management wanted them to record a hit single, they recorded the song 'Y'all Want a Single' which ran for a length of 3:19 (the average length of hit singles). The song and video were highly critical of the music industry and featured 89 instances of the F-word.
19th Apr '16 9:55:13 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* There's yet to be a comedy show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that does not make fun of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at some point, if not continuously.

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* There's yet to be a comedy show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Creator/{{CBC}} that does not make fun of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network at some point, if not continuously.
12th Mar '16 12:11:43 AM GrammarNavi
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* Every episode of ''Series/ThisAmericanLife'' (both on radio and TV) ends with Ira Glass attributing some quote from the show, taken out of context, to the general manager of WBEZ, the show's home radio station, when the show was launched.

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* Every episode of ''Series/ThisAmericanLife'' ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' (both on radio and TV) ends with Ira Glass attributing some quote from the show, taken out of context, to the general manager of WBEZ, the show's home radio station, when the show was launched.
11th Mar '16 10:43:09 AM erforce
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* Subtle example in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', where Raphael leaves a movie theater after watching ''Film/{{Critters}}'' and exclaims, "[[WhoWritesThisCrap Where do they come up with this stuff?]]" (''Film/{{Critters}}'' was also produced by New Line Cinema.)

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* Subtle example in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', where Raphael leaves a movie theater after watching ''Film/{{Critters}}'' and exclaims, "[[WhoWritesThisCrap Where do they come up with this stuff?]]" (''Film/{{Critters}}'' was also produced by New Line Cinema.)
7th Mar '16 10:51:11 AM Mario1995
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* An overlap with ShamelessPromotion and SelfDepreciation in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Creator/{{Universal}} [[Ride/UniversalStudios parks]]. At one point, the ride train crashes through a billboard reading "SEND MONEY TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS."

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* An overlap with ShamelessPromotion ShamelessSelfPromotion and SelfDepreciation SelfDeprecation in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Creator/{{Universal}} [[Ride/UniversalStudios parks]]. At one point, the ride train crashes through a billboard reading "SEND MONEY TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS."
7th Mar '16 10:50:39 AM Mario1995
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* A rare overlap with SelfDepreciatingHumor in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Creator/{{Universal}} [[Ride/UniversalStudios parks]]. At one point, the ride train crashes through a billboard reading "SEND MONEY TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS."

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* A rare An overlap with SelfDepreciatingHumor ShamelessPromotion and SelfDepreciation in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Creator/{{Universal}} [[Ride/UniversalStudios parks]]. At one point, the ride train crashes through a billboard reading "SEND MONEY TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS."
7th Mar '16 10:49:51 AM Mario1995
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* A rare overlap with SelfDepreciatingHumor in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Creator/{{Universal}} [[Ride/UniversalStudios parks]]. At one point, the ride train crashes through a billboard reading "SEND MONEY TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS."
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3rd Mar '16 9:17:35 PM merotoker
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* WesternAnimation/BarbieAFashionFairytale: Sort of, in the overture scene. This movie was one of the first Barbie movies with modern setting and themes, and no inspiration from fairy tales anymore. Because, certainly, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was required from Mattel]]. Judging from Barbie's argument with the movie director, [[WriterRevolt the writers were not too happy about it.]] Thus the obnoxious director distort the story of a fairy tale because of "fashionable" elements and refuse dialogue to the point of firing Barbie, while the latter tries in vain to calmly explain that the really cool tale is going to be lost.

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* WesternAnimation/BarbieAFashionFairytale: ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAFashionFairytale'': Sort of, in the overture scene. This movie was one of the first Barbie movies with modern setting and themes, and no inspiration from fairy tales anymore. Because, certainly, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was required from Mattel]]. Judging from Barbie's argument with the movie director, [[WriterRevolt the writers were not too happy about it.]] Thus the obnoxious director distort the story of a fairy tale because of "fashionable" elements and refuse dialogue to the point of firing Barbie, while the latter tries in vain to calmly explain that the really cool tale is going to be lost.
lost.



* ''Series/TrueBlood'' does this with one of their sponsors: Nintendo. There have been at least two episodes where characters were shown playing the Nintendo Wii and having a good, wholesome time. Finally, near the very end of season two they had a clearly deranged stay-at-home mom flailing the Wii remote around as she killed in psychopathic glee...suddenly those previous scenes don't seem so wholesome.
** Then season three started: No Wii.

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' does this with one of their sponsors: Nintendo.Creator/{{Nintendo}}. There have been at least two episodes where characters were shown playing the Nintendo Wii and having a good, wholesome time. Finally, near the very end of season two they had a clearly deranged stay-at-home mom flailing the Wii remote around as she killed in psychopathic glee...suddenly those previous scenes don't seem so wholesome.
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wholesome. Then season three started: No Wii.



* In one skit on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', Colin Mochrie screamed at Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady: "You're not human! You're less than human! You're ''network executives''!" However, after the game, Drew Carey went to great lengths to point out that Colin wasn't talking about ABC (the American one).
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocX_zDFxvPM one episode]], they attempt to do an improv of a theme song for a sitcom featuring Bill Cosby and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but the executives (mid-skit nonetheless) bring down the hammer down and stop them from using Hitler in the skit. For the entire rest of the episode, almost every single bit of improv became a TakeThat towards the executives, calling them prudes, taking every single opportunity to bring up the Führer, etc.
** There was one episode where Ryan had to play a weatherman who discovered the portal to hell was behind his green screen. He takes jabs at ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and Creator/MichaelBolton, then looks at Drew. "''This'' is how you got two shows!"
*** Everyone (but especially Ryan) rags on Drew, either for his weight or his job as the show's desk monkey. They also do frequent riffs on Colin's baldness, but these tend to have a more affectionate nuance to them.

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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''
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In one skit on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', skit, Colin Mochrie screamed at Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady: "You're not human! You're less than human! You're ''network executives''!" However, after the game, Drew Carey went to great lengths to point out that Colin wasn't talking about ABC (the American one).
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocX_zDFxvPM one episode]], they attempt to do an improv of a theme song for a sitcom featuring Bill Cosby and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but the executives (mid-skit nonetheless) bring down the hammer down and stop them from using Hitler in the skit. For the entire rest of the episode, almost every single bit of improv became a TakeThat towards the executives, calling them prudes, taking every single opportunity to bring up the Führer, etc.
** There was one episode where Ryan had to play a weatherman who discovered the portal to hell was behind his green screen. He takes jabs at ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and Creator/MichaelBolton, then looks at Drew. "''This'' is how you got two shows!"
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shows!" Everyone (but especially Ryan) rags on Drew, either for his weight or his job as the show's desk monkey. They also do frequent riffs on Colin's baldness, but these tend to have a more affectionate nuance to them.



** Then there was the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3JLKw0q4kY "Conspiracy Theory Rock"]] short from the 1998 season, which is about major corporations like General Electric controlling the media. It also took a stab at the firing of Creator/{{Norm MacDonald}}. It was banned from re-airing, but would appear on a TV Funhouse "Best Of" DVD.
*** Oddly enough, WordOfGod claimed it was pulled not because of this trope, but because the creators simply thought it wasn't funny and needed room for commercials in re-airings.

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** Then there was the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3JLKw0q4kY "Conspiracy Theory Rock"]] short from the 1998 season, which is about major corporations like General Electric controlling the media. It also took a stab at the firing of Creator/{{Norm MacDonald}}. It was banned from re-airing, but would appear on a TV Funhouse "Best Of" DVD.
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DVD. Oddly enough, WordOfGod claimed it was pulled not because of this trope, but because the creators simply thought it wasn't funny and needed room for commercials in re-airings.



---->'''Dairy Farmer:''' Yeah, you just want to bend over right there.
---->'''Mike:''' Just bend over and get ready for it?
---->'''Dairy Famer:''' Yup. That's not a problem?
---->'''Mike:''' Sir, I've been in television so long, I'm a pro at [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bending over and taking it.]]

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---->'''Dairy --->'''Dairy Farmer:''' Yeah, you just want to bend over right there.
---->'''Mike:''' --->'''Mike:''' Just bend over and get ready for it?
---->'''Dairy --->'''Dairy Famer:''' Yup. That's not a problem?
---->'''Mike:''' --->'''Mike:''' Sir, I've been in television so long, I'm a pro at [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bending over and taking it.]]



* The hosts and guests on Fox News' ''RedEyeWithGregGutfeld'' will occasionally take shots at the network or its personalities, though the latter are much more light-hearted.

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* The hosts and guests on Fox News' ''RedEyeWithGregGutfeld'' ''Series/RedEyeWithGregGutfeld'' will occasionally take shots at the network or its personalities, though the latter are much more light-hearted.



* The autographs of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's horn concertos, apparently all intended for Joseph Leutgeb, a horn player 23 years Mozart's senior, include various insulting remarks directed at the performer. Most notoriously, the Rondo of K. 412 includes a mocking running commentary in Italian that begins with the incorrect tempo marking "Adagio."

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* The autographs of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's horn concertos, apparently all intended for Joseph Leutgeb, a horn player 23 years Mozart's senior, include various insulting remarks directed at the performer. Most notoriously, the Rondo of K. 412 includes a mocking running commentary in Italian that begins with the incorrect tempo marking "Adagio."



* ''TheBugle'' podcast is put out by the [[BritishNewspapers London Times]], which is owned by Murdoch's News Corporation. They've had a couple of digs at Murdoch media products, including "The [[BritishNewspapers Sun]] is, of course, a cousin of the Bugle - not that we all get on with all our relatives."

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* ''TheBugle'' ''Podcast/TheBugle'' podcast is put out by the [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers London Times]], which is owned by Murdoch's News Corporation. They've had a couple of digs at Murdoch media products, including "The [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Sun]] is, of course, a cousin of the Bugle - not that we all get on with all our relatives."



* ''{{Psycomedia}}'' hosts Tim and Ben both attended [[OxBridge Oxford University]] but many episodes focus on the bizarre research of their teachers and other faculty members. Lovingly. And not libellously.

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* ''{{Psycomedia}}'' ''Podcast/{{Psycomedia}}'' hosts Tim and Ben both attended [[OxBridge Oxford University]] but many episodes focus on the bizarre research of their teachers and other faculty members. Lovingly. And not libellously.



** {{Welshy}} and Sad Panda take every opportunity they can to make fun of their employers. (Whenever they're not taking jabs at each other.)

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** {{Welshy}} WebVideo/{{Welshy}} and Sad Panda take every opportunity they can to make fun of their employers. (Whenever they're not taking jabs at each other.)



** Likewise, "Boyz Crazy" has Wendy dismissing a boy band as "just a manufactured product of the bloated corporate music industry," an obvious jab at Disney's forays into pop music, particularly the Music/JonasBrothers.

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** Likewise, "Boyz Crazy" has Wendy dismissing a boy band as "just a manufactured product of the bloated corporate music industry," an obvious jab at Disney's forays into pop music, particularly the Music/JonasBrothers.Music/TheJonasBrothers.



* The episode ''Reptar 2010'' of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' shows Reptar rampaging through a city and destroying a skyscraper with Viacom's name on it. The owner of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Networks, Creator/{{MTV}} and Paramount Pictures.

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* The episode ''Reptar 2010'' "Reptar 2010" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' shows Reptar rampaging through a city and destroying a skyscraper with Viacom's name on it. The owner of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Networks, Creator/{{MTV}} and Paramount Pictures.
15th Feb '16 4:07:38 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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---> Those are good and all, but every once in a while you come across a commercial that's so ridiculous and so stupid you swear they're not even trying - like this one. ''*cuts to a real commercial break*''

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---> Those are good and all, but every once in a while you come across a commercial that's so ridiculous and so stupid you swear they're not even trying - like this one. ''*cuts to a real commercial break*''''*review stops and YouTube advertisement loads*''
6th Feb '16 4:34:00 AM thewhitefairy
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*WesternAnimation/BarbieAFashionFairytale: Sort of, in the overture scene. This movie was one of the first Barbie movies with modern setting and themes, and no inspiration from fairy tales anymore. Because, certainly, [[ExecutiveMeddling it was required from Mattel]]. Judging from Barbie's argument with the movie director, [[WriterRevolt the writers were not too happy about it.]] Thus the obnoxious director distort the story of a fairy tale because of "fashionable" elements and refuse dialogue to the point of firing Barbie, while the latter tries in vain to calmly explain that the really cool tale is going to be lost.
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