History Main / BitingTheHandHumor

19th May '16 1:40:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** One would presume RuleOfFunny.
** It's generally assumed that Gatorade refused to allow this, so they created "Brawndo" instead. It was then [[{{Defictionalization}} turned into a real drink]]. This is the reason Brawndo's corporate image meshes so well with Idiocracy - it's a licensed product of Idiocracy.



** God's response is to chuckle.
19th May '16 1:39:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Jay Leno of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' must have similar writers - he makes a lot of jokes at NBC's expense, too. He even makes jokes about how bad his jokes are.

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** * Jay Leno of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' must have similar writers - he makes a lot of jokes at NBC's expense, too. He even makes jokes about how bad his jokes are.



* There's yet to be a comedy show on the Creator/{{CBC}} that does not make fun of the network at some point, if not continuously.
* Because it's his job to make fun of everything on television, Creator/CharlieBrooker makes fun of the Beeb on his BBC Four show ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' just as much as anyone else. While he does make light jabs at BBC Four's pretentiousness with fake shows like ''Harpsichord Challenge'' and ''The History of Corners'', and BBC Three's pandering to the base with ''Sick on a Widow'', he also gives well deserved criticism at BBC recommendations relating to the CreditsPushback.

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* There's yet to be a comedy show on the Creator/{{CBC}} that does not make fun of the network at some point, if not continuously.
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''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'':
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Because it's his job to make fun of everything on television, Creator/CharlieBrooker makes fun of the Beeb on his BBC Four show ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' show just as much as anyone else. While he does make light jabs at BBC Four's pretentiousness with fake shows like ''Harpsichord Challenge'' and ''The History of Corners'', and BBC Three's pandering to the base with ''Sick on a Widow'', he also gives well deserved criticism at BBC recommendations relating to the CreditsPushback.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has had plenty of jokes/skits about [=NBC=] over the years, but went wild with them in Seasons 4 and 5 (covering 1978-1980) when super-executive Fred Silverman, who had worked ratings wonders for [=CBS=] and [=ABC=], ran [=NBC=] into the ground over 1978-1981. Examples:

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has had plenty of jokes/skits about [=NBC=] over the years, but years. They went wild with them in Seasons 4 and 5 (covering 1978-1980) when super-executive Fred Silverman, who had worked ratings wonders for [=CBS=] and [=ABC=], ran [=NBC=] into the ground over 1978-1981. Examples:



* Towards the end of his run on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', Conan got absolutely ''vicious'' with these. For example, he mentioned that his rating were up 50%(due to the controversy), and continued that he was on the wrong network. He also introduced new one-shot characters for no reason other than to be ''really'' expensive, such as the mouse made out of a Bugatti Veyron, with the backing track of the original studio recording version of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." As he pointed out, both the broadcast rights and the syndication rights to the song were "crazy expensive," bringing the price tag of the character, who appeared for all of ''two minutes'', to '''1.5 million dollars.''' [[SarcasmMode "What're they gonna do, fire me?"]]

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* Towards the end of his run on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', Conan got absolutely ''vicious'' with these. For example, he
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mentioned that his rating were up 50%(due 50% (due to the controversy), and continued that he was on the wrong network. He also introduced new one-shot characters for no reason other than to be ''really'' expensive, such as the mouse made out of a Bugatti Veyron, with the backing track of the original studio recording version of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." As he pointed out, both the broadcast rights and the syndication rights to the song were "crazy expensive," bringing the price tag of the character, who appeared for all of ''two minutes'', to '''1.5 million dollars.''' [[SarcasmMode "What're they gonna do, fire me?"]]



*** And then, when that didn't work, he said them in ''Spanish'' (complete with ''subtitles''):

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*** ** And then, when that didn't work, he said them in ''Spanish'' (complete with ''subtitles''):



* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' do this frequently. One toss between the two shows had a jealous Colbert mocking fellow Daily Show alumnus Ed Helms for [[Series/TheOfficeUS not having a nightly show]]. When reminded that his own show was on ''Comedy Central'', Colbert broke down sobbing: "I know! God, it's horrible! I wish I was on the Creator/FoodNetwork!"
** The Food Network remark could've possibly been a jab directed at "Daily Show" alum Mo Rocca, who is currently a personality on the Food Network-owned Creator/CookingChannel (hosting "My Grandmother's Ravioli" and "Food{ography)" and showing up on other Cooking Channel programs).
** An episode of the former once showed a clip of UsefulNotes/BarackObama being asked if he had ever seen the Creator/ComedyCentral show '''WesternAnimation/LilBush'', to which he replied "I heard of it, but I've never seen it." Cut to Stewart saying "Join the club."

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' do this frequently.
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One toss between the two shows had a jealous Colbert mocking fellow Daily Show alumnus Ed Helms for [[Series/TheOfficeUS not having a nightly show]]. When reminded that his own show was on ''Comedy Central'', Colbert broke down sobbing: "I know! God, it's horrible! I wish I was on the Creator/FoodNetwork!"
** The Food Network remark could've possibly been a jab directed at "Daily Show" alum Mo Rocca, who is currently a personality on the Food Network-owned Creator/CookingChannel (hosting "My Grandmother's Ravioli" and "Food{ography)" and showing up on other Cooking Channel programs).
** An episode of the former ''The Daily Show'' once showed a clip of UsefulNotes/BarackObama being asked if he had ever seen the Creator/ComedyCentral show '''WesternAnimation/LilBush'', to which he replied "I heard of it, but I've never seen it." Cut to Stewart saying "Join the club."



** Colbert also mocks this trope a lot, when he was feeling uneasy about giving Jon advertising.
--> "No free rides, [[Series/TheDailyShow guy]] who made my career."



** Colbert and Creator/SteveCarell mocked Stewart when the later came on ''Series/TheColbertReport''. They reprised their skit "Even Stevens" and ripped on each other mercilessly until they broke down crying and telling each other they loved each other, and then turned to ripping on Stewart.
-->'''Carell''': At least we're not working for Stewart anymore.
-->'''Colbert''': Yeah, that bastard was really holding us back, while he was launching our careers.



*** Jon Stewart also tore a strip off Viacom when Viacom ordered Website/YouTube to purge Daily Show clips.

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*** ** Jon Stewart also tore a strip off Viacom when Viacom ordered Website/YouTube to purge Daily Show clips.



** Advertisers beware: getting Stephen to personally advertise your product will make you ripe for mockery. Of particular note is the company who sent out its memo detailing exactly how its product was supposed to be portrayed... [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/409087/february-23-2012/wheat-thins-sponsortunity and Stephen read it on-air.]]
*** Although not specifying clearly enough can sometimes be just as risky, as T-Mobile found out when [[http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/p4t1a2/vibrant-constipation-pill Stephen recommended its phones be used as vibrating constipation pills]].

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** Advertisers beware: getting Stephen to personally advertise your product will make you ripe for mockery. Of particular note is the company who sent out its memo detailing exactly how its product was supposed to be portrayed... [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/409087/february-23-2012/wheat-thins-sponsortunity and Stephen read it on-air.]]
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]] Although not specifying clearly enough can sometimes be just as risky, as T-Mobile found out when [[http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/p4t1a2/vibrant-constipation-pill Stephen recommended its phones be used as vibrating constipation pills]].



* During the 2006 Emmy Awards on NBC, host Conan O'Brien, whose show is also on NBC, puts it delicately:

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* During the 2006 Emmy Awards on NBC, host NBC:
** Host
Conan O'Brien, whose show is also on NBC, puts it delicately:



** Harry's earlier Channel Four series frequently made fun of that channel, depicting numerous run-ins with the Controller of Channel Four, who was portrayed as a child. Not just a child, but a ventriloquist's dummy that had the personality of a child.



** On the same note, the series finale of ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' ended with Leo and Patrick from ''Series/TheScreenSavers'' bashing G4 in so many ways that they still go to work at a tower bearing the Creator/TechTV logo. A shame that the [=TechTV=]/G4 merger wasn't AllJustADream that Leo had.
* In one episode of ''Series/DirtyJobs'', there was an incident in a salt mine where one of the camera men narrowly avoided getting hit on the head by a large rock. One of the mine workers joked that when someone is injured to 'go for the wallet first.' Cue Mike Rowe's reply "He's a camera man. For the ''Discovery Channel.'' There's nothing in his wallet."

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** On the same note, the * The series finale of ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' ended with Leo and Patrick from ''Series/TheScreenSavers'' bashing G4 in so many ways that they still go to work at a tower bearing the Creator/TechTV logo. A shame that the [=TechTV=]/G4 merger wasn't AllJustADream that Leo had.
* ''Series/DirtyJobs'':
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In one episode of ''Series/DirtyJobs'', there was an incident in a salt mine where one of the camera men narrowly avoided getting hit on the head by a large rock. One of the mine workers joked that when someone is injured to 'go for the wallet first.' Cue Mike Rowe's reply "He's a camera man. For the ''Discovery Channel.'' There's nothing in his wallet."



* While presenting the Best Animated Feature nominees at the 2009 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, Creator/JackBlack explains to co-presenter Jennifer Aniston his secret to success when it comes to making money at voice acting:
-->'''Jack Black''': "Each year I do one Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}} [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda project]], then I take all the money to the Oscars and bet it on Creator/{{Pixar}}."
** [[LaserGuidedKarma And the winner]]? ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. (to which Black jumped and cheered...) What was especially funny about the moment, though, is that one of the people who laughed hardest when he made this joke was... Jeffrey Katzenberg.

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* While presenting the Best Animated Feature nominees at the 2009 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, Creator/JackBlack explains to co-presenter Jennifer Aniston his secret to success when it comes to making money at voice acting:
-->'''Jack Black''':
acting: "Each year I do one Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}} [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda project]], then I take all the money to the Oscars and bet it on Creator/{{Pixar}}."
** [[LaserGuidedKarma And the winner]]? ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. (to
" The winner turned out to be ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', to which Black jumped and cheered...) What was especially funny about the moment, though, is that one cheered. One of the people who laughed hardest when he made this joke was... Jeffrey Katzenberg.



* ''Series/TheGoodies'' contains numerous swipes at the BBC, most notably in the episodes "Alternative Roots" and "The End," during which a service announcement warns of "cutbacks of a hundred percent" - and the screen immediately goes black!
** And in the ''Gender Education'' episode they blew up the BBC Television centre! The rest of that one they spent taking the mickey out of [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]]

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' contains numerous swipes at the BBC, most BBC:
** Most
notably in the episodes "Alternative Roots" and "The End," during which a service announcement warns of "cutbacks of a hundred percent" - and the screen immediately goes black!
** And in the ''Gender Education'' "Gender Education" episode they blew up the BBC Television centre! The rest of that one they spent taking the mickey out of [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]]



** Although compared to the absolute ''demolishing'' of Creator/FoodNetwork in his book, ''A Cook's Tour'' (which was funded by the network in question), Bourdain is practically complimentary.



* After ''Series/{{Community}}'' got picked up for syndication by Comedy Central, Joel [=McHale=], Yvette Nicole Brown, and Ken Jeong did a commercial where they complained about how badly NBC had treated them, and how they were shocked to now be on a channel that actually did commercials and promos for the show.
** This ending credits scene mocking NBC's penchant for shows with [[EpunymousTitle epunymous titles]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIZCJEu9a4
*** Even better: this was the end of the fifth season finale, the last episode to air on NBC. Basically, it was a snarky "what mediocre crap are you going to replace us with?"

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* After ''Series/{{Community}}'' got picked up for syndication by Comedy Central, Joel [=McHale=], Yvette Nicole Brown, and Ken Jeong did a commercial where they complained about how badly NBC had treated them, and how they were shocked to now be on a channel that actually did commercials and promos for the show.
** This ending credits scene mocking NBC's penchant for shows with [[EpunymousTitle epunymous titles]] https://www.
''Series/{{Community}}'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIZCJEu9a4
*** Even better: this
com/watch?v=iuIZCJEu9a4 This]] ending credits scene mocking NBC's penchant for shows with [[EpunymousTitle epunymous titles]]. This was the end of the fifth season finale, the last episode to air on NBC. Basically, it was a snarky "what way of implying "What mediocre crap are you going to replace us with?"
19th May '16 1:03:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kY8n3KfEY The final segment of the last episode Letterman's ill-fated 1980 morning show]] was a hilariously mean TakeThat to NBC and the game show that took over his timeslot.

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*** ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kY8n3KfEY The final segment of the last episode Letterman's ill-fated 1980 morning show]] was a hilariously mean TakeThat to NBC and the game show that took over his timeslot.



*** Note: This took place in 2004- 2005 a time where NBC was frequently canceling shows... and hilariously, the NHL actually HAD signed a contract to air their games on NBC ''starting with the cancelled season''.



*** And of Course, there'll be ''sport''.
19th May '16 1:03:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** Then Jon Stewart cut in to ask how they managed to leave TDS because he gets locked in his office every night. "I haven't been outside in thirteen years!" The tape cuts out when Jon's "captors" see him and lock him away again.
19th May '16 1:00:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** The Bugatti Veyron was on loan. Conan admitted the "crazy expensive" skits were jokes after fake ground sloth skeleton spraying fake beluga caviar on a fake authentic Picasso painting. It's also unclear how much NBC tried to prevent Conan's incredibly popular ravaging of the network and how much Conan just made up for laughs. Nearly all of his final two weeks at NBC were this trope, however.
19th May '16 12:58:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' also can't seem to stop making fun of NBC and General Electric. In the ''very first episode'', they included a bit in which Jack Donaghy sings the over-the-top praises of the Trivection Oven; actual GE had to take commercial time during the episode to assure the viewing public that yes, the Trivection Oven was a real thing.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' also can't seem to stop making fun of NBC and General Electric.
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In the ''very first episode'', they included a bit in which Jack Donaghy sings the over-the-top praises of the Trivection Oven; actual GE had to take commercial time during the episode to assure the viewing public that yes, the Trivection Oven was a real thing.



** The episode ''Khonani'' has Jack trying to deal with the scheduling conflict he caused between 2 janitors, [[Creator/ConanOBrien Khonani]] and [[Series/TheTonightShow Lennon]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He even attempted an innovative schedule in which the 2 would split the shift. In the end Lennon stayed on the shift]].
** Jack himself is a walking example of it: 30 Rock's over the top parody of an NBC executive, and he explains the whole concept quite well in ''Jack-Tor''.

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** The episode ''Khonani'' has Jack trying to deal with the scheduling conflict he caused between 2 two janitors, [[Creator/ConanOBrien Khonani]] and [[Series/TheTonightShow Lennon]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything He even attempted an innovative schedule in which the 2 would split the shift. In the end Lennon stayed on the shift]].
** Jack himself is a walking example of it: 30 Rock's over the top parody of an NBC executive, and he explains the whole concept quite well in ''Jack-Tor''."Jack-Tor."
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.)
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