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1st May '16 9:09:37 PM Doug86
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* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' custom map "I Hate Mountains" has some (custom-made) graffiti where someone asks "{{What Would|XDo}} ChuckNorris [[WhatWouldXDo Do?]]" about the ZombieApocalypse. After a couple of lines of banter, the exchange is ended with four words: "Seriously, he's fucking dead."

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* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' custom map "I Hate Mountains" has some (custom-made) graffiti where someone asks "{{What Would|XDo}} ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris [[WhatWouldXDo Do?]]" about the ZombieApocalypse. After a couple of lines of banter, the exchange is ended with four words: "Seriously, he's fucking dead."
13th Apr '16 7:48:45 AM Piando
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** ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged'' also referenced it by having a bored Vegeta say the line (and this is after he ended up having his scouter on upside down and reading the power level as 1006, leading to Goku kicking Nappa's ass) and Nappa being disappointed by it. A later video celebrating Team Four Star's YouTube account passing 9000 subscribers did it again, with Vegeta using the original "Over ''8000''" line with an annoyed Nappa telling him he didn't do it right.

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** ''WebOriginal/DragonBallAbridged'' ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' also referenced it by having a bored Vegeta say the line (and this is after he ended up having his scouter on upside down and reading the power level as 1006, leading to Goku kicking Nappa's ass) and Nappa being disappointed by it. A later video celebrating Team Four Star's YouTube account passing 9000 subscribers did it again, with Vegeta using the original "Over ''8000''" line with an annoyed Nappa telling him he didn't do it right.
9th Apr '16 4:42:23 AM Kereea1
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* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.

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* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' had "Fucking Tara" in reference to how the protagonist Laura referenced Pantheon member Tara and the various complaints we heard about her from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one other people in the story. Issue 13 [[spoiler: is Tara's spotlight issue, and shows she became hated for trying to be recognized for her own talents instead of the insta-rave powers the gods have, to the point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This where "Fucking Tara" is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.''nicer'' things said about her when compared to the rape and death threats, and the harassment and hate eventually [[DrivenToSuicide makes her commit suicide]]]] after which the meme died very fast.


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[[folder: Comedians]]
* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.
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27th Mar '16 1:58:37 PM maxwellsilver
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** In "The Blunder Years", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the Simpsons family tries to find out why Homer cannot stop screaming after being hypnotized]], Homer starts flashing back to his greatest moment: the clip of Homer (almost) jumping across Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil", when Lisa interrupts him, saying "Everybody's sick of that memory!"

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** In "The Blunder Years", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the Simpsons family tries to find out why Homer cannot stop screaming after being hypnotized]], hypnotized, Homer starts flashing back to his greatest moment: the clip of Homer (almost) jumping across Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil", when Lisa interrupts him, saying "Everybody's sick of that memory!"
9th Mar '16 11:22:55 PM ADrago
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* LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way. And then when ''Pikmin 3'' was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.

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* LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, let's play, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way. And then when ''Pikmin 3'' was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.
9th Mar '16 11:39:33 AM StFan
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'''Since nearly every meme gets discredited to at least some degree over time, [[Administrivia/InUniverseExamplesOnly In-Universe]] and Creator-Acknowledged Examples Only.'''



!! Since nearly every meme gets discredited to at least some degree over time, [[Administrivia/InUniverseExamplesOnly In-Universe]] and Creator-Acknowledged Examples Only:

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!! Since nearly every meme gets discredited to at least some degree over time, [[Administrivia/InUniverseExamplesOnly In-Universe]] and Creator-Acknowledged Examples Only:
!!Examples:



[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'' has the protagonist comment on the tendency for people to mock ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' whenever sparkling is mentioned, and opines that it "stopped being funny two years ago".
* Website/SFDebris started his review of the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "In the Pale Moonlight" by playing the clip of Senator Vreenak saying "It's a FAAAAAAAAAKE!", then saying "There, you got that out of your system?".
* On August 14 2013, Website/YouTube user [[http://www.youtube.com/user/seinfeldspitstain seinfeldspitstain]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB871SVYMhI uploaded]] the [[MindScrew bizarre]] ''WebAnimation/JimmyNeutronHappyFamilyHappyHour'', which became his most popular video with over one million views. Two months later, the joke was declared dead by the author when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsj_CE587vU a sequel]] was uploaded where WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron[=/=]Nutrin is lying in a grave surrounded by characters, ending with the camera flying backwards and revealing that Jimmy is being buried in the "Dead Joke Cemetery".
** Even the Facebook page [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Why-helo-it-is-i-jimbles-notronbo/494347110602837 Why helo it is i jimbles notronbo]] is tired of it after having the video repeatedly posted onto their page.
* The infamous ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' {{Creepypasta}} ''Herobrine'' has been deemed not-scary and way overused by many creepypasta community members, and, in spite of Notch's recurring mentions of the ghostly NPC (including [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/qqenq/minceraft_a_post_mortem/c3zmd7n an explicit statement that it's fake]], which may have also contributed to the popularity downfall), Notch's ex-wife ezchili made [[https://twitter.com/ezchili/status/220633988623118336 this tweet]] regarding the character's overbearing prominence, a statement with which a good amount of members of both communities seem to agree.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': According to one of the administrators, [[BearsAreBadNews Kenny the bear's]] appearance was done mainly to make people shut up about the "inactivity bear" meme.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/family-guy-effect KnowYourMeme,]] a website dedicated to... well, memes, has an upcoming dictionary term called "The WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Effect." To wit: "when Internet memes are showcased on the animated television show ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the meme will see a [[ColbertBump brief burst in popularity]], followed by an immediate sharp decline." Oddly enough, their use of RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" may have been ''too'' early (depending on how long episodes take to produce) to have been a reference to {{Rickroll}}ing.

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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
[[folder:Advertising]]
* ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'' has the protagonist comment on the tendency for people to mock ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' whenever sparkling is mentioned, and opines that it "stopped being funny two years ago".
* Website/SFDebris started his review of the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "In the Pale Moonlight" by playing the clip of Senator Vreenak saying "It's a FAAAAAAAAAKE!", then saying "There, you got that out of your system?".
* On August 14 2013, Website/YouTube user [[http://www.youtube.com/user/seinfeldspitstain seinfeldspitstain]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB871SVYMhI uploaded]] the [[MindScrew bizarre]] ''WebAnimation/JimmyNeutronHappyFamilyHappyHour'', which became his most popular video with over
A Geico commercial mocks how one million views. Two months later, the joke was declared dead by the author when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsj_CE587vU a sequel]] was uploaded where WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron[=/=]Nutrin is lying in a grave surrounded by characters, ending with the camera flying backwards and revealing that Jimmy is being buried in the "Dead Joke Cemetery".
** Even the Facebook page [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Why-helo-it-is-i-jimbles-notronbo/494347110602837 Why helo it is i jimbles notronbo]] is tired
of it after having the video repeatedly posted onto their page.
* The infamous ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' {{Creepypasta}} ''Herobrine''
own running gags (the "Hump Day" camel) has been deemed not-scary and way gotten so overused by many creepypasta community members, and, in spite of Notch's recurring mentions of the ghostly NPC (including [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/qqenq/minceraft_a_post_mortem/c3zmd7n an explicit statement and exposed that it's fake]], which may have also contributed to the popularity downfall), Notch's ex-wife ezchili made [[https://twitter.com/ezchili/status/220633988623118336 not funny anymore. It demonstrates this tweet]] regarding by depicting a pair of exasperated camels getting the character's overbearing prominence, a statement with which a good amount of members of both communities seem to agree.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': According to one of the administrators, [[BearsAreBadNews Kenny the bear's]] appearance was done mainly to make people shut up about the "inactivity bear" meme.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/family-guy-effect KnowYourMeme,]] a website dedicated to... well, memes, has an upcoming dictionary term called "The WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Effect." To wit: "when Internet memes are showcased on the animated television show ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the meme will see a [[ColbertBump brief burst in popularity]], followed
notorious Hump Day line shouted at them over and over again by an immediate sharp decline." Oddly enough, their use of RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" may have been ''too'' early (depending on how long episodes take to produce) to have been a reference to {{Rickroll}}ing.obnoxious zoo-goers.




[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' has been quoted so much, it's now a joke to mock the fact that it's quoted so much.
** Part of the lyrics of "White and Nerdy" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
** ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' had a strip where the players started quoting it. The author note stated the next ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' edition should have the option to punish players for quoting the movie.
*** SeventhSea actually has this enshrined in the rules.
*** WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' games mention this in many of their Storyteller handbooks. In fact, they even tell you how to deal with a player who is an obsessive quoter.
** ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' had [[http://xkcd.com/16/ an old strip]] encouraging Python fans to celebrate the group by making up their own surreal, Pythonesque jokes rather than endlessly {{p|un}}arroting their lines.
** An episode of LoadingReadyRun's ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' involved a D&D group with a "no Monty Python" rule.
** Anyone who's been in a LARP group knows that inevitably a newcomer to the group ''will'' quote the movie. The stigma isn't just that ''Holy Grail'' has been quoted to death, it's the fact that no matter ''how'' taboo it is, once one person quotes it ''everyone in the group'' will begin doing so as well. Including the ones that were just whining about someone having started it.
*** ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' sees elements of this in LARP and fencing groups as well. We all love the movie, everyone knows the lines, but ''please'' don't say it. And then one person does anyway and the rest of the gang is at it like a bunch of chattering parrots.

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\n[[folder:Film]]\n[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has been quoted so much, it's now a joke to mock fans waiting for Hoenn remakes. People make Hoenn "confirmed" because of many things, some making sense, some being utter nonsense.
** [[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/ With
the fact that it's quoted so much.
** Part
announcement of the lyrics of "White and Nerdy" so-awaited remakes]], not even two months gone by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
** ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' had a strip where the players started quoting it. The author note stated the next ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' edition should have the option to punish players
for quoting the movie.
*** SeventhSea actually has
[[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/751/330/5f6.gif this enshrined picture in particular]] getting on every fan's nerves. Suffice to say "old news" is the rules.
*** WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' games mention this in many of their Storyteller handbooks. In fact, they even tell you how
most polite response one will get.
** According
to deal with a player who is an obsessive quoter.
** ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' had [[http://xkcd.com/16/ an old strip]] encouraging Python fans to celebrate the group by making up their own surreal, Pythonesque
[[WebSite/SmogonUniversity Smogon]], [[http://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/magikarp Magikarp jokes rather than endlessly {{p|un}}arroting their lines.
** An episode of LoadingReadyRun's ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' involved a D&D group with a "no Monty Python" rule.
** Anyone who's been in a LARP group knows that inevitably a newcomer to the group ''will'' quote the movie. The stigma isn't just that ''Holy Grail'' has been quoted to death, it's the fact that no matter ''how'' taboo it is, once one person quotes it ''everyone in the group'' will begin doing so as well. Including the ones that were just whining about someone having started it.
*** ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' sees elements of this in LARP and fencing groups as well. We all love the movie, everyone knows the lines, but ''please'' don't say it. And then one person does anyway and the rest of the gang is at it like a bunch of chattering parrots.
are this]].



[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' took a potshot at [[AscendedMeme one of its own memes]] during the two-year anniversary celebration. Previously a lot of newbies got confused about where to find Captain Sulu, leading to "Where's Sulu?" meme. During the celebration you could ask Q Junior where Sulu was, and he would complain about your use of an ancient meme.
** They took another potshot at "KURLAND HERE", which had players driven up the wall when the aforementioned (James) Kurland would constantly pop up and utter "KURLAND HERE". His voice actor, dev Jeremy "Borticus" Randall added it to his forum signature and has gone on to mention that it wasn't his best.
** When the second expansion, ''Delta Rising'', dropped, players took satirical glee in attacking a number of statements made by the devs and then-Executive Producer Stephen D'Angelo, the most noticeable one being "''Delta Rising'' is the BEST Expansion ever and the players LOVE it!" (the statement was even taken out of context). At least one dev has spoken up about it and the players at r/sto will most likely downvote you to oblivion if you post anything like that.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s TheCakeIsALie meme got discredited by the time the sequel rolled around, through massive overuse. The following media has mentioned that:
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19240_the-rise-fall-internet-meme-5Bchart5D.html Cracked pretty much demonstrates how a meme gets discredited (using The Cake Is a Lie as an example).]]
** Gamesradar was one of the first to declare this, and Creator/{{Valve|Software}} agreed, stating in commentaries and interviews that they were so sick of it that they excluded it from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' for that very reason. They were unable to help themselves entirely, however, as there are two specific references in the game. One is in Rattman's mural depicting Chell's victory over [=GLaDOS=] and the other is ShmuckBait that serves as a TakeThat from both [=GLaDOS=] to Chell ''and'' Valve to the player. There's also a bit of binary code in Chell's file in the "Lab Rat" tie-in comic that translates to "the cake is a lie".
** Just in time for people to start referencing [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/539314 "Nicolas Cage Wants Cake"]] instead. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/nicolas-cage-wants-cake Apparently it is a meme now.]]
** Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' is similarly heartily sick of TheCakeIsALie meme. He generally refers to it as "a Portal reference," but it's always the same one. He's so sick of it that he completely trashed ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' just for containing the reference (in spite [[FollowTheLeader of]] [[CameraScrew other]] [[InNameOnly given]] [[EndingFatigue reasons]]) long after the meme had stopped being funny. He also bashes anyone who dares to use the cake reference in their WebComic for the same reason: "And if that doesn't work then just go on about the cake being a lie."
--> '''Yahtzee:''' ''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow'' contains a ''Portal'' reference. That is literally all you need to know. It's attempting to jump on a bandwagon so late that the band has completed three sell-out world tours and sold their wagon to a scrap dealer. It's not even a clever reference, a note found on a dead character ends with the words "the cake is a lie". There's no contextual sense, it's just thrown in there like a random zombie wearing Groucho Marx glasses. [...] If a game has a ''Portal'' reference, whatever purpose it serves, it tells you everything you need to know about the absolute wankers who had creative control of the thing.
** In [[https://xkcd.com/606/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip (from 2009), the downside to buying games on a five-year lag is that in 2013 you'll suddenly break out in ''Portal'' memes.
** In the ''Portal'' [[https://youtu.be/W8X-vLGUPjc reveal trailer]] for ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', Gandalf requests to GLaDOS that they (they being he, Wyldstyle and Batman) wants to buy a cake, the AI responding exasperatingly "Why do they always want the cake?"
** In ''Videogame/PokerNight2'', if the player wins GLaDOS' bounty item, she says, "I hope you weren't expecting baked desserts, because I don't do that anymore."
* In ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash: Mind Over Mutant]]'', Cortex says over an intercom at one point "No, you can't [[WebOriginal/LOLCats haz cheezburger]]. It's a stupid meme anyway..."
* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' custom map "I Hate Mountains" has some (custom-made) graffiti where someone asks "{{What Would|XDo}} ChuckNorris [[WhatWouldXDo Do?]]" about the ZombieApocalypse. After a couple of lines of banter, the exchange is ended with four words: "Seriously, he's fucking dead."

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[[folder:Video Games]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' took An issue of ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'' as a potshot at [[AscendedMeme very annoyed Silver telling OriginalCharacter Gold the Tenrac that he's "getting really sick of people saying" "It's No Use". In context, it seemed that ''everyone'' was using that phrase to tell Silver to give up, readers have also taken it as a stealth TakeThat towards Silver's repeated phrase from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''
* From Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', in which he illustrates the origin of language, which soon led to the first jokes:
-->'''First Caveman:''' Why chicken cross road? Yuk yuk\\
'''Second Caveman:''' Hmph. That one old already.
* At
one of its own memes]] during the two-year anniversary celebration. Previously a lot of newbies got confused about where his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to find Captain Sulu, leading to "Where's Sulu?" meme. During the celebration you could ask Q Junior where Sulu was, him and said it while he would complain about your use of an ancient meme.
** They took another potshot
was at "KURLAND HERE", which had players driven up the wall when the aforementioned (James) Kurland would constantly pop up and utter "KURLAND HERE". His voice actor, dev Jeremy "Borticus" Randall added it to Disneyland with his forum signature and has gone on to mention that it wasn't his best.
** When the second expansion, ''Delta Rising'', dropped, players took satirical glee in attacking a number of statements made by the devs and then-Executive Producer Stephen D'Angelo, the most noticeable one being "''Delta Rising''
family! This is the BEST Expansion ever and the players LOVE it!" (the statement was even taken out of context). At least one dev has spoken up about it and the players at r/sto will most likely downvote you to oblivion if you post anything like that.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s TheCakeIsALie meme got discredited by the time the sequel rolled around, through massive overuse. The following media has mentioned that:
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19240_the-rise-fall-internet-meme-5Bchart5D.html Cracked pretty much demonstrates how a meme gets discredited (using The Cake Is a Lie as an example).]]
** Gamesradar was
one of the first to declare this, and Creator/{{Valve|Software}} agreed, stating in commentaries and interviews that they were so sick of it that they excluded it from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' bigger reasons for that very reason. They were unable to help themselves entirely, however, as there are two specific references in the game. One is in Rattman's mural depicting Chell's victory over [=GLaDOS=] and the other is ShmuckBait that serves as a TakeThat from both [=GLaDOS=] to Chell ''and'' Valve to the player. There's also a bit of binary code in Chell's file in the "Lab Rat" tie-in comic that translates to "the cake is a lie".
** Just in time for people to start referencing [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/539314 "Nicolas Cage Wants Cake"]] instead. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/nicolas-cage-wants-cake Apparently it is a meme now.]]
** Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' is similarly heartily sick of TheCakeIsALie meme. He generally refers to it as "a Portal reference," but it's always the same one. He's so sick of it that he completely trashed ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' just for containing the reference (in spite [[FollowTheLeader of]] [[CameraScrew other]] [[InNameOnly given]] [[EndingFatigue reasons]]) long after the meme had stopped being funny. He also bashes anyone who dares to use the cake reference in their WebComic for the same reason: "And if that doesn't work then just go on about the cake being a lie."
--> '''Yahtzee:''' ''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow'' contains a ''Portal'' reference. That is literally all you need to know. It's attempting to jump on a bandwagon so late that the band has completed three sell-out world tours and sold their wagon to a scrap dealer. It's not even a clever reference, a note found on a dead character ends with the words "the cake is a lie". There's no contextual sense, it's just thrown in there like a random zombie wearing Groucho Marx glasses. [...] If a game has a ''Portal'' reference, whatever purpose it serves, it tells you everything you need to know about the absolute wankers who had creative control of the thing.
** In [[https://xkcd.com/606/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip (from 2009), the downside to buying games on a five-year lag is that in 2013 you'll suddenly break out in ''Portal'' memes.
** In the ''Portal'' [[https://youtu.be/W8X-vLGUPjc reveal trailer]] for ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', Gandalf requests to GLaDOS that they (they being he, Wyldstyle and Batman) wants to buy a cake, the AI responding exasperatingly "Why do they always want the cake?"
** In ''Videogame/PokerNight2'', if the player wins GLaDOS' bounty item, she says, "I hope you weren't expecting baked desserts, because I don't do that anymore."
* In ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash: Mind Over Mutant]]'', Cortex says over an intercom at one point "No, you can't [[WebOriginal/LOLCats haz cheezburger]]. It's a stupid meme anyway..."
* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' custom map "I Hate Mountains" has some (custom-made) graffiti where someone asks "{{What Would|XDo}} ChuckNorris [[WhatWouldXDo Do?]]" about the ZombieApocalypse. After a couple of lines of banter, the exchange is ended with four words: "Seriously, he's fucking dead."
his CreatorBreakdown.



[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has fans waiting for Hoenn remakes. People make Hoenn "confirmed" because of many things, some making sense, some being utter nonsense.
** [[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/ With the announcement of the so-awaited remakes]], not even two months gone by for [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/751/330/5f6.gif this picture in particular]] getting on every fan's nerves. Suffice to say "old news" is the most polite response one will get.
** According to [[WebSite/SmogonUniversity Smogon]], [[http://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/magikarp Magikarp jokes are this]].

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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'' has fans the protagonist comment on the tendency for people to mock ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' whenever sparkling is mentioned, and opines that it "stopped being funny two years ago".
* On August 14 2013, Website/YouTube user [[http://www.youtube.com/user/seinfeldspitstain seinfeldspitstain]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB871SVYMhI uploaded]] the [[MindScrew bizarre]] ''WebAnimation/JimmyNeutronHappyFamilyHappyHour'', which became his most popular video with over one million views. Two months later, the joke was declared dead by the author when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsj_CE587vU a sequel]] was uploaded where WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron[=/=]Nutrin is lying in a grave surrounded by characters, ending with the camera flying backwards and revealing that Jimmy is being buried in the "Dead Joke Cemetery". Even the Facebook page [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Why-helo-it-is-i-jimbles-notronbo/494347110602837 Why helo it is i jimbles notronbo]] is tired of it after having the video repeatedly posted onto their page.
* The infamous ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' {{Creepypasta}} ''Herobrine'' has been deemed not-scary and way overused by many creepypasta community members, and, in spite of Notch's recurring mentions of the ghostly NPC (including [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/qqenq/minceraft_a_post_mortem/c3zmd7n an explicit statement that it's fake]], which may have also contributed to the popularity downfall), Notch's ex-wife ezchili made [[https://twitter.com/ezchili/status/220633988623118336 this tweet]] regarding the character's overbearing prominence, a statement with which a good amount of members of both communities seem to agree.
* Creator/LittleKuriboh:
** In a moment of SelfDeprecation, he discredited his "Card Games on Motorcycles" meme by having Lector destroy it in order to demonstrate Jinzo's special ability. Lector then laughs and says "I've been
waiting a whole year for Hoenn remakes. People make Hoenn "confirmed" because that!"
** He promoted the possibility
of many things, some making sense, some being utter nonsense.
a ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Abridged'' for charity, and specifically said that it won't involve the phrase.
** [[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/ With youtube.com/watch?v=P6VqHCvdg9I&feature=feedu This]] episode features Jack trying to find a new catchphrase. He's told that his paycheck will be doubled if he never says the announcement old one again.
* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'': As a walking, talking caricature
of the so-awaited remakes]], not even two months gone by for [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/751/330/5f6.gif this picture in particular]] getting on every fan's nerves. Suffice to say "old news" is stereotypical Tumblr user, Rip Van Winkle spouts those like there's no tomorrow.
-->'''Rip Van Winkle:''' Ze Game~!\\
'''Commander Violet:''' What game?\\
'''Rip Van Winkle:''' You lose! Lol I so random!\\
(''later...'')\\
(''Rip Van Winkle sings
the most polite response one will get.
** According to [[WebSite/SmogonUniversity Smogon]],
infamous RickRoll'')\\
'''Millennium Officer 1:''' The hell is she singing now?\\
'''Millennium Officer 2:''' I have no idea. I think it was popular a couple years back.\\
'''Millennium Soldier:''' At least she's no longer going on about [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the ponies and the friendship]] and the wrapping up of winter!
* ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged''
[[http://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/magikarp Magikarp jokes are this]].youtube.com/watch?v=yPj-tLTsKX8&t=11m47s invokes this trope]] with the "Power Levels" meme:
-->'''Sailor Venus:''' Okay... no. Maybe there's enough [[TakeThat underage kids here that you thought this was 4chan]], but it's not and that shit hasn't been funny since 2007, anyway, so I don't even wanna hear it. Venus Meteor Shower!



[[folder:Western Animation]]
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Ghost in the Machines":
-->'''Fry:''' All I know is, I've got a ghost that needs busting.
-->'''Hermes:''' WhoYouGonnaCall
-->'''Fry:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Gho-]]
-->'''Answering Machine:''' The number you have dialed has been ''lame'' since 1989.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom,'' Danny makes a joke about "Who let the dogs ''in!''", obviously in reference to the "Who Let the Dogs Out" song that was everywhere when ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' came out years earlier. He briefly tries to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the joke]] while his friends just look at him like he's an idiot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' examples:
** In "Simpson Tide", Bart sings a short ditty of his 90's EarWorm song "Do the Bartman"- even Ralph Wiggum comments "That is so 1991!"
** Likewise, in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star", when Bart goes to a Catholic school, he introduces himself by rattling off one of his old catchphrases ("I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you,") in a ''very'' bored voice, ending in saying "yadda-yadda-yadda."
** Also in "Bart Gets Famous", when Bart ''briefly'' gains FifteenMinutesOfFame on the Krusty the Klown Show as the 'I Didn't Do It Boy'.
** By about season 5 or so, it seemed they could only use "Ay caramba," "Don't have a cow, man," and "Eat my shorts" if they were making fun of them.
** Mentioned in the episode "Skinner's Sense of Snow", where Bart found his permanent record: "'Underachiever and proud of it.' How old is this thing?"
** Lampshaded in the "Treehouse of Horror VI" story "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesore", as giant advertising mascots running amok. The solution was to start ignoring them as ads go away if no one watches them. "Like that old woman who couldn't find the beef?'" Lisa observes.
** In "The Blunder Years", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the Simpsons family tries to find out why Homer cannot stop screaming after being hypnotized]], Homer starts flashing back to his greatest moment: the clip of Homer (almost) jumping across Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil", when Lisa interrupts him, saying "Everybody's sick of that memory!"
** The beginning of "Gump Roast" has Homer parodying the opening of ''Film/ForrestGump'' when Chief Wiggum informs him that Springfield Police has been cracking down on people imitating movie characters, as Moe is immediately arrested after imitating Film/AustinPowers.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Ghost in the Machines":
-->'''Fry:''' All I know is, I've got a ghost that needs busting.
-->'''Hermes:''' WhoYouGonnaCall
-->'''Fry:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Gho-]]
-->'''Answering Machine:''' The number you have dialed
''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' has been ''lame'' since 1989.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom,'' Danny makes
quoted so much, it's now a joke about "Who let to mock the dogs ''in!''", obviously in reference to the "Who Let the Dogs Out" song fact that was everywhere when ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' came out years earlier. He briefly tries to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it's quoted so much.
** Part of
the joke]] while his friends just look at him like he's an idiot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' examples:
lyrics of "White and Nerdy" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
** In "Simpson Tide", Bart sings ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' had a short ditty of his 90's EarWorm song "Do strip where the Bartman"- players started quoting it. The author note stated the next ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' edition should have the option to punish players for quoting the movie.
*** SeventhSea actually has this enshrined in the rules.
*** WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' games mention this in many of their Storyteller handbooks. In fact, they
even Ralph Wiggum comments "That tell you how to deal with a player who is so 1991!"
an obsessive quoter.
** Likewise, in "The Father, ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' had [[http://xkcd.com/16/ an old strip]] encouraging Python fans to celebrate the Son, and the Holy Guest Star", when Bart goes to a Catholic school, he introduces himself group by rattling off one of his old catchphrases ("I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you,") in a ''very'' bored voice, ending in saying "yadda-yadda-yadda."
** Also in "Bart Gets Famous", when Bart ''briefly'' gains FifteenMinutesOfFame on the Krusty the Klown Show as the 'I Didn't Do It Boy'.
** By about season 5 or so, it seemed they could only use "Ay caramba," "Don't have a cow, man," and "Eat my shorts" if they were
making fun of them.
up their own surreal, Pythonesque jokes rather than endlessly {{p|un}}arroting their lines.
** Mentioned in the An episode "Skinner's Sense of Snow", where Bart found his permanent record: "'Underachiever and proud of it.' How old is this thing?"
WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun's ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' involved a ''D&D'' group with a "no Monty Python" rule.
** Lampshaded Anyone who's been in the "Treehouse of Horror VI" story "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesore", as giant advertising mascots running amok. The solution was to start ignoring them as ads go away if no one watches them. "Like a LARP group knows that old woman who couldn't find inevitably a newcomer to the beef?'" Lisa observes.
** In "The Blunder Years", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when
group ''will'' quote the Simpsons family tries to find out why Homer cannot stop screaming after being hypnotized]], Homer starts flashing back to his greatest moment: the clip of Homer (almost) jumping across Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil", when Lisa interrupts him, saying "Everybody's sick of movie. The stigma isn't just that memory!"
** The beginning of "Gump Roast" has Homer parodying the opening of ''Film/ForrestGump'' when Chief Wiggum informs him that Springfield Police
''Holy Grail'' has been cracking down on people imitating movie characters, quoted to death, it's the fact that no matter ''how'' taboo it is, once one person quotes it ''everyone in the group'' will begin doing so as Moe well. Including the ones that were just whining about someone having started it.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' sees elements of this in LARP and fencing groups as well. We all love the movie, everyone knows the lines, but ''please'' don't say it. And then one person does anyway and the rest of the gang
is immediately arrested after imitating Film/AustinPowers.at it like a bunch of chattering parrots.



[[folder:Webcomic]]
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Walter has an "overused reference jar", which he treats more seriously than the swear jar.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':
** Old memes don't die, they just become undead, [[http://xkcd.com/491/ and get recycled on]] Website/{{Twitter}}.
** [[http://xkcd.com/286/ Similarly,]] with some NostalgiaFilter tossed in for the hell of it.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1212/ strip #1212]] he lays out a few dozen stars within about 100 light-years of Earth, and the corresponding meme "they just learned about and are currently repeating way too much."
---> '''AltText:''' The strongest incentive we have to develop FasterThanLightTravel is that it would let us apologize in advance.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1262/ this strip]] ''Star Wars'' (specifically "May the Force be with you") is quoted for the last time.
* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case in point that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"
* {{Nodwick}} drove the new swearword "krutz" out of fashion by getting henchmen to adopt it ''en masse''. [[spoiler:A good thing, as a group of villains had created the new swearword as a means of accumulating mystical power]].

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[[folder:Webcomic]]
[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Walter has an "overused reference jar", which he treats more seriously than the swear jar.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':
** Old memes don't die, they just become undead, [[http://xkcd.com/491/ and get recycled on]] Website/{{Twitter}}.
** [[http://xkcd.com/286/ Similarly,]] with some NostalgiaFilter tossed
A running joke in for the hell one episode of it.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1212/ strip #1212]] he lays out a few dozen stars within about 100 light-years of Earth, and the corresponding meme "they just learned about and are currently repeating way too much."
---> '''AltText:''' The strongest incentive we have to develop FasterThanLightTravel
''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is that it immediately after an exchange like this:
-->'''Barney''': By the way guys, this is Lisa. You'll be seeing a lot more of Lisa. ''(closes the door)'' And they never saw her again. Whassup!!!
:: Barney, when asked to envision his life in three years,
would let us apologize describe the exact same thing happening with a different girl. This would then come to pass three years later. After describing 2009 in advance.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1262/
this strip]] ''Star Wars'' (specifically "May manner:
-->'''Ted''': Seriously? Please tell me you will at least change what will then be a nine-year-old beer commercial reference.
* An In-universe example from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry (Seinfeld) jokes about his current girlfriend's belly, as if it speaks in a funny voice. She tells him it's either
the Force be with you") is quoted for jokes or her. He chooses her, after finding out his friends think the last time.
* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme
voice is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case 'played out'.
* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic
in point the UK that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"
* {{Nodwick}} drove
one of the new swearword "krutz" lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout
out quotes from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.
* The entire concept is embodied in a ''TheManShow'' sketch
of fashion by getting henchmen to adopt it ''en masse''. [[spoiler:A good thing, as a group their "Museum of villains had created Annoying Guys" (faux Latinate name: "Jokus Repeatus Shut the new swearword as F Up-us"). "It's the beat a means of accumulating mystical power]].CatchPhrase to death guy."



[[folder:Other]]
* Images with captions were so often used in memes when people started to become familiar with the current usage of meme that many think that a "meme" is simply an image with a snowclone caption.
* Gigi Digi has stated that she's been tired of Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} and its memes, which continue to see use amongst fans of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', and the like, [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/446417262275067904 for years]].
* Wiki/TVTropes [[EnforcedTrope enforces]] this from time to time, when a PotholeMagnet results in TropeDecay.
* On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is...divided.[[/note]]
* The trend of predicting a post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters attempting to predict their post number, over the years it was removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
* ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.
* Strong Bad complains about this in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "Trogday '08".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' You Internet types ruined [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor]]! Just like you did {{zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{pirate}}s, {{ninja}}s and [[SelfDeprecation Strong Bad]]!
* "Main/folieadonteven" has the character of Derek Ashley RedSweatergGuy, who is both an in-universe and Real Life example. Derek was a meme Kax had tried to spawn last year, but he never took off. He later became a recurring character in their reviews, representing a failed meme which was Back From The Dead.
* According to the image and caption for FauxtivationalPoster, [[TVTropesWiki this wiki]] has declared {{Demotivator}}s to be unnecessary.
* This video jokingly addresses the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY age-old question of "Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Video Anymore?"]], rightfully pointing out that the question itself is ''old enough to drive''.
* On the subject of Rick Astley, he's stated at least once that he's tired of the Rickrolling meme at this point.
* In a moment of SelfDeprecation, LittleKuriboh discredited his "Card Games On Motorcycles" meme by having Lector destroy it in order to demonstrate Jinzo's special ability. Lector then laughs and says "I've been waiting a whole year for that!"
** He promoted the possibility of a Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Abridged for charity, and specifically said that it won't involve the phrase.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6VqHCvdg9I&feature=feedu This]] episode features Jack trying to find a new catchphrase. He's told that his paycheck will be doubled if he never says the old one again.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg This video]] is a TakeThat to [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim arrow to the knee]] jokes. Commentators got tired of those barely a ''month'' after the game came out.

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[[folder:Other]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* Images with captions were so often used in memes when people started to become familiar with ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'':
** The game took a potshot at [[AscendedMeme one of its own memes]] during
the current usage two-year anniversary celebration. Previously a lot of meme that many think that a "meme" is simply an image with a snowclone caption.
* Gigi Digi has stated that she's been tired of Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}
newbies got confused about where to find Captain Sulu, leading to "Where's Sulu?" meme. During the celebration you could ask Q Junior where Sulu was, and its memes, he would complain about your use of an ancient meme.
** They took another potshot at "KURLAND HERE",
which continue had players driven up the wall when the aforementioned (James) Kurland would constantly pop up and utter "KURLAND HERE". His voice actor, dev Jeremy "Borticus" Randall added it to see use amongst fans his forum signature and has gone on to mention that it wasn't his best.
** When the second expansion, ''Delta Rising'', dropped, players took satirical glee in attacking a number
of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', statements made by the devs and then-Executive Producer Stephen D'Angelo, the most noticeable one being "''Delta Rising'' is the BEST Expansion ever and the like, [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/446417262275067904 for years]].
* Wiki/TVTropes [[EnforcedTrope enforces]] this from time to time, when a PotholeMagnet results in TropeDecay.
* On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As
players LOVE it!" (the statement was even taken out of context). At least one dev has spoken up about it and the players at r/sto will most likely downvote you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is...divided.[[/note]]
* The trend of predicting a
to oblivion if you post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] anything like that.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s TheCakeIsALie meme
got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, discredited by the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters sequel rolled around, through massive overuse. The following media has mentioned that:
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19240_the-rise-fall-internet-meme-5Bchart5D.html Cracked pretty much demonstrates how a meme gets discredited (using The Cake Is a Lie as an example).]]
** Gamesradar was one of the first to declare this, and Creator/{{Valve|Software}} agreed, stating in commentaries and interviews that they were so sick of it that they excluded it from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' for that very reason. They were unable to help themselves entirely, however, as there are two specific references in the game. One is in Rattman's mural depicting Chell's victory over [=GLaDOS=] and the other is ShmuckBait that serves as a TakeThat from both [=GLaDOS=] to Chell ''and'' Valve to the player. There's also a bit of binary code in Chell's file in the "Lab Rat" tie-in comic that translates to "the cake is a lie".
** Just in time for people to start referencing [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/539314 "Nicolas Cage Wants Cake"]] instead. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/nicolas-cage-wants-cake Apparently it is a meme now.]]
** Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' is similarly heartily sick of TheCakeIsALie meme. He generally refers to it as "a Portal reference," but it's always the same one. He's so sick of it that he completely trashed ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' just for containing the reference (in spite [[FollowTheLeader of]] [[CameraScrew other]] [[InNameOnly given]] [[EndingFatigue reasons]]) long after the meme had stopped being funny. He also bashes anyone who dares to use the cake reference in their WebComic for the same reason: "And if that doesn't work then just go on about the cake being a lie."
--> '''Yahtzee:''' ''Castlevania: Lords of Shadow'' contains a ''Portal'' reference. That is literally all you need to know. It's
attempting to predict jump on a bandwagon so late that the band has completed three sell-out world tours and sold their post number, wagon to a scrap dealer. It's not even a clever reference, a note found on a dead character ends with the words "the cake is a lie". There's no contextual sense, it's just thrown in there like a random zombie wearing Groucho Marx glasses. [...] If a game has a ''Portal'' reference, whatever purpose it serves, it tells you everything you need to know about the absolute wankers who had creative control of the thing.
** In [[https://xkcd.com/606/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip (from 2009), the downside to buying games on a five-year lag is that in 2013 you'll suddenly break out in ''Portal'' memes.
** In the ''Portal'' [[https://youtu.be/W8X-vLGUPjc reveal trailer]] for ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', Gandalf requests to GLaDOS that they (they being he, Wyldstyle and Batman) wants to buy a cake, the AI responding exasperatingly "Why do they always want the cake?"
** In ''Videogame/PokerNight2'', if the player wins GLaDOS' bounty item, she says, "I hope you weren't expecting baked desserts, because I don't do that anymore."
* In ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash: Mind Over Mutant]]'', Cortex says
over the years it was removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
an intercom at one point "No, you can't [[WebOriginal/LOLCats haz cheezburger]]. It's a stupid meme anyway..."
* The ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' custom map "I Hate Mountains" has some (custom-made) graffiti where someone asks "{{What Would|XDo}} ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.
* Strong Bad complains
[[WhatWouldXDo Do?]]" about this in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "Trogday '08".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' You Internet types ruined [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor]]! Just like you did {{zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{pirate}}s, {{ninja}}s and [[SelfDeprecation Strong Bad]]!
* "Main/folieadonteven" has
ZombieApocalypse. After a couple of lines of banter, the character of Derek Ashley RedSweatergGuy, who exchange is both an in-universe and Real Life example. Derek was a meme Kax had tried to spawn last year, but he never took off. He later became a recurring character in their reviews, representing a failed meme which was Back From The Dead.
ended with four words: "Seriously, he's fucking dead."
* According to the image and caption for FauxtivationalPoster, [[TVTropesWiki this wiki]] has declared {{Demotivator}}s to be unnecessary.
* This video jokingly addresses the
''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
**
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY age-old question of "Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Video Anymore?"]], rightfully pointing out that the question itself is ''old enough to drive''.
* On the subject of Rick Astley, he's stated at least once that he's tired of the Rickrolling meme at this point.
* In a moment of SelfDeprecation, LittleKuriboh discredited his "Card Games On Motorcycles" meme by having Lector destroy it in order to demonstrate Jinzo's special ability. Lector then laughs and says "I've been waiting a whole year for that!"
** He promoted the possibility of a Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Abridged for charity, and specifically said that it won't involve the phrase.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6VqHCvdg9I&feature=feedu This]] episode features Jack trying to find a new catchphrase. He's told that his paycheck will be doubled if he never says the old one again.
* [[http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg This video]] is a TakeThat to [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim arrow to the knee]] knee jokes. Commentators got tired of those barely a ''month'' after the game came out.



[[folder:Advertising]]
* A Geico commercial mocks how one of their own running gags (the "Hump Day" camel) has gotten so overused and exposed that it's not funny anymore. It demonstrates this by depicting a pair of exasperated camels getting the notorious Hump Day line shouted at them over and over again by obnoxious zoo-goers.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A Geico commercial mocks how one of their own running gags (the "Hump Day" camel) In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Walter has gotten so overused an "overused reference jar", which he treats more seriously than the swear jar.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':
** Old memes don't die, they just become undead, [[http://xkcd.com/491/
and exposed get recycled on]] Website/{{Twitter}}.
** [[http://xkcd.com/286/ Similarly,]] with some NostalgiaFilter tossed in for the hell of it.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1212/ strip #1212]] he lays out a few dozen stars within about 100 light-years of Earth, and the corresponding meme "they just learned about and are currently repeating way too much."
---> '''AltText:''' The strongest incentive we have to develop FasterThanLightTravel is
that it's not funny anymore. It demonstrates it would let us apologize in advance.
** In [[http://xkcd.com/1262/
this strip]] ''Star Wars'' (specifically "May the Force be with you") is quoted for the last time.
* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case in point that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' drove the new swearword "krutz" out of fashion
by depicting a pair of exasperated camels getting henchmen to adopt it ''en masse''. [[spoiler:A good thing, as a group of villains had created the notorious Hump Day line shouted at them over new swearword as a means of accumulating mystical power]].
* Gigi Digi has stated that she's been tired of ''Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}''
and over again by obnoxious zoo-goers.its memes, which continue to see use amongst fans of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', and the like, [[https://twitter.com/gigideegee/status/446417262275067904 for years]].



[[folder:TV Live-Action]]
* A running joke in one episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is that immediately after an exchange like this:
-->'''Barney''': By the way guys, this is Lisa. You'll be seeing a lot more of Lisa. ''(closes the door)'' And they never saw her again. Whassup!!!
:: Barney, when asked to envision his life in three years, would describe the exact same thing happening with a different girl. This would then come to pass three years later. After describing 2009 in this manner:
-->'''Ted''': Seriously? Please tell me you will at least change what will then be a nine-year-old beer commercial reference.
* An In-universe example from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry (Seinfeld) jokes about his current girlfriend's belly, as if it speaks in a funny voice. She tells him it's either the jokes or her. He chooses her, after finding out his friends think the voice is 'played out'.
* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic in the UK that one of the lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout out quotes from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.
* The entire concept is embodied in a ''TheManShow'' sketch of their "Museum of Annoying Guys" (faux Latinate name: "Jokus Repeatus Shut the F Up-us"). "It's the beat a CatchPhrase to death guy."

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[[folder:TV Live-Action]]
[[folder:Web Animation]]
* A running joke in one episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is that immediately after an exchange like this:
-->'''Barney''': By the way guys, this is Lisa. You'll be seeing a lot more of Lisa. ''(closes the door)'' And they never saw her again. Whassup!!!
:: Barney, when asked to envision his life in three years, would describe the exact same thing happening with a different girl. This would then come to pass three years later. After describing 2009 in this manner:
-->'''Ted''': Seriously? Please tell me you will at least change what will then be a nine-year-old beer commercial reference.
* An In-universe example from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry (Seinfeld) jokes
Strong Bad complains about this in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "Trogday '08".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' You Internet types ruined [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor]]! Just like you did {{zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{pirate}}s, {{ninja}}s and [[SelfDeprecation Strong Bad]]!
* On ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Sonic goes back in time to try to make sure that he doesn't squander
his current girlfriend's belly, as if money. The event that he goes back to is when [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles he and Knuckles battle Robotnik at the Death Egg Zone]]. Since the battle takes place in the 90s, Knuckles says a bunch of 90s lingo. Sonic gets really annoyed by it speaks in a funny voice. She and quickly tells him it's either "Now the jokes or her. He chooses her, after finding out his friends think the voice is 'played out'.
novelty's worn off" when Knuckles says "Don't go there beyotch!"
* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic Lampshaded in the UK ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' among some of Hell's rules. (Ironic for that last one as Gwonam appears as a major antagonist of the lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout out quotes
series.)
-->''Thou shall not use memes
from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.
* The entire concept is embodied in a ''TheManShow'' sketch of their "Museum of Annoying Guys" (faux Latinate name: "Jokus Repeatus Shut the F Up-us"). "It's the beat a CatchPhrase to death guy."
9gag.\\
Thou shall not make [[RussianReversal Soviet Russia jokes]].\\
Thou shall not rely on mainstream sources like ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames CD-I Zelda]]'' and use very obscure ones like ''Anime/{{Panty and Stocking|with Garterbelt}}.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* An issue of ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'' as a very annoyed Silver telling OriginalCharacter Gold the Tenrac that he's "getting really sick of people saying" "It's No Use". In context, it seemed that ''everyone'' was using that phrase to tell Silver to give up, readers have also taken it as a stealth TakeThat towards Silver's repeated phrase from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''
* From Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', in which he illustrates the origin of language, which soon led to the first jokes:
-->'''First Caveman:''' Why chicken cross road? Yuk yuk\\
'''Second Caveman:''' Hmph. That one old already.
* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.
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* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'': As a walking, talking caricature of the stereotypical Tumblr user, Rip Van Winkle spouts those like there's no tomorrow.
-->'''Rip Van Winkle:''' ''Ze Game~!''
-->'''Commander Violet:''' What game?
-->'''Rip Van Winkle:''' You lose! Lol I so random!
-->''(later...)''
-->''(Rip Van Winkle sings the infamous RickRoll)''
-->'''Millennium Officer 1:''' The hell is she singing now?
-->'''Millennium Officer 2:''' I have no idea. I think it was popular a couple years back.
-->'''Millennium Soldier:''' At least she's no longer going on about [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the ponies and the friendship]] and the wrapping up of winter!

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* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'': As Images with captions were so often used in memes when people started to become familiar with the current usage of meme that many think that a walking, talking caricature "meme" is simply an image with a snowclone caption.
* Website/SFDebris started his review
of the stereotypical Tumblr user, Rip Van Winkle spouts those like there's no tomorrow.
-->'''Rip Van Winkle:''' ''Ze Game~!''
-->'''Commander Violet:''' What game?
-->'''Rip Van Winkle:'''
''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "In the Pale Moonlight" by playing the clip of Senator Vreenak saying "It's a FAAAAAAAAAKE!", then saying "There, you got that out of your system?"
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': According to one of the administrators, [[BearsAreBadNews Kenny the bear's]] appearance was done mainly to make people shut up about the "inactivity bear" meme.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/family-guy-effect KnowYourMeme,]] a website dedicated to... well, memes, has an upcoming dictionary term called "The WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Effect." To wit: "when Internet memes are showcased on the animated television show ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the meme will see a [[ColbertBump brief burst in popularity]], followed by an immediate sharp decline." Oddly enough, their use of RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give
You lose! Lol I so random!
-->''(later...)''
-->''(Rip Van Winkle sings the infamous RickRoll)''
-->'''Millennium Officer 1:''' The hell is she singing now?
-->'''Millennium Officer 2:''' I
Up" may have no idea. I think been ''too'' early (depending on how long episodes take to produce) to have been a reference to {{Rickroll}}ing.
* Wiki/TVTropes:
** ThisVeryWiki [[EnforcedTrope enforces]] this from time to time, when a PotholeMagnet results in TropeDecay.
** On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is... divided.[[/note]]
** According to the image and caption for FauxtivationalPoster, this wiki has declared {{Demotivator}}s to be unnecessary.
* The trend of predicting a post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters attempting to predict their post number, over the years
it was popular removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
* Creator/ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.
* "folieadonteven" has the character of Derek Ashley [=RedSweatergGuy=], who is both an in-universe and Real Life example. Derek was
a couple years back.
-->'''Millennium Soldier:''' At
meme Kax had tried to spawn last year, but he never took off. He later became a recurring character in their reviews, representing a failed meme which was Back from the Dead.
* This video jokingly addresses the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY age-old question of "Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Video Anymore?"]], rightfully pointing out that the question itself is ''old enough to drive''.
* On the subject of Rick Astley, he's stated at
least she's no longer going on about [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic once that he's tired of the ponies and the friendship]] and the wrapping up of winter!Rickrolling meme at this point.



* On ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Sonic goes back in time to try to make sure that he doesn't squander his money. The event that he goes back to is when [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles he and Knuckles battle Robotnik at the Death Egg Zone]]. Since the battle takes place in the 90s, Knuckles says a bunch of 90s lingo. Sonic gets really annoyed by it and quickly tells him "Now the novelty's worn off" when Knuckles says "Don't go there beyotch!"
* Lampshaded in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' among some of Hell's rules:
-->''Thou shall not use memes from 9gag.''
-->''Thou shall not make [[RussianReversal Soviet Russia jokes]].''
-->''Thou shall not rely on mainstream sources like ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames CD-I Zelda]]'' and use very obscure ones like ''Anime/{{Panty and Stocking|with Garterbelt}}.
** Ironic for that last one as Gwonam appears as a major antagonist of the series.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic admitted in his ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' review that his use of [[Film/StreetFighter M. Bison]] exclaiming, "Of course!" in response to world domination plans was no longer funny. The clip has made a handful of NC-related appearances since then, but the buildup in each instance deviated from that past reviews (NC simply saying, "He has an evil plan to, you guessed it, take over the world") in order to make the gag less stale (eg, a character announces world domination plans ''himself'', NC notices a character looks like M. Bison, or someone says "Of course").

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* On ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Sonic goes back in time to try to make sure that he doesn't squander his money. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
**
The event that he goes back to is when [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles he and Knuckles battle Robotnik at the Death Egg Zone]]. Since the battle takes place in the 90s, Knuckles says a bunch of 90s lingo. Sonic gets really annoyed by it and quickly tells him "Now the novelty's worn off" when Knuckles says "Don't go there beyotch!"
* Lampshaded in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' among some of Hell's rules:
-->''Thou shall not use memes from 9gag.''
-->''Thou shall not make [[RussianReversal Soviet Russia jokes]].''
-->''Thou shall not rely on mainstream sources like ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames CD-I Zelda]]'' and use very obscure ones like ''Anime/{{Panty and Stocking|with Garterbelt}}.
** Ironic for that last one as Gwonam appears as a major antagonist of the series.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic
Critic admitted in his ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' review that his use of [[Film/StreetFighter M. Bison]] exclaiming, "Of course!" in response to world domination plans was no longer funny. The clip has made a handful of NC-related appearances since then, but the buildup in each instance deviated from that past reviews (NC simply saying, "He has an evil plan to, you guessed it, take over the world") in order to make the gag less stale (eg, a character announces world domination plans ''himself'', NC notices a character looks like M. Bison, or someone says "Of course").



** He ran out of Lord of the Rings jokes during the Star Trek Generations review
*** He also stated on his commentary for "Top 11 Batman the Animated Series Episodes" that he's really gotten sick of the [[BerserkButton "Bat-Credit Card"]] joke, to the point where if someone says it to him at a convention, he'll only respond once.

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** He ran out of Lord ''Lord of the Rings Rings'' jokes during the Star Trek ''Star Trek'' Generations review
*** ** He also stated on his commentary for "Top 11 Batman the Animated Series Episodes" that he's really gotten sick of the [[BerserkButton "Bat-Credit Card"]] joke, to the point where if someone says it to him at a convention, he'll only respond once.



* WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPj-tLTsKX8&t=11m47s invokes this trope]] with the "Power Levels" meme:
-->'''Sailor Venus:''' "Okay...no. Maybe there's enough [[TakeThat underage kids here that you thought this was 4chan]], but it's not and that shit hasn't been funny since 2007, anyway, so I don't even wanna hear it. Venus Meteor Shower!"
* Saying "I'm 12 and what is this" is a bad idea in places [[SarcasmBlind where the terms of service explicitly state that you must be at least 13 years old]]. GameFAQs is a rather infamous example, but [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/24/bioware-bans-players-over-internet-meme.aspx there are others]].

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* WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPj-tLTsKX8&t=11m47s invokes this trope]] with the "Power Levels" meme:
-->'''Sailor Venus:''' "Okay...no. Maybe there's enough [[TakeThat underage kids here that you thought this was 4chan]], but it's not and that shit hasn't been funny since 2007, anyway, so I don't even wanna hear it. Venus Meteor Shower!"
* Saying "I'm 12 and what is this" is a bad idea in places [[SarcasmBlind where the terms of service explicitly state that you must be at least 13 years old]]. old]].
**
GameFAQs is a rather infamous example, but [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/24/bioware-bans-players-over-internet-meme.aspx there are others]].



*** Referencing it on [=SlenderNation=] [[IShallTauntYou will get you mocked]]. [[ToThePain Mercilessly.]]

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*** ** Referencing it on [=SlenderNation=] [[IShallTauntYou will get you mocked]]. [[ToThePain Mercilessly.]]



* [[http://zanyvgquotes.com/ Zany VG Quotes's]] ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' page says, "It's dead, Jim," and has a link to the infamous intro that simply says "Oh hell, you already know what this one is." At one point there was a snarky comment about it being time to stop wearing the AYB t-shirts and repeating it all the time. Notable because the entire All Your Base fad can be traced back to a ZanyVG project.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way.
** And then when Pikmin 3 was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.

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* [[http://zanyvgquotes.com/ Zany VG Quotes's]] ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' page says, "It's dead, Jim," and has a link to the infamous intro that simply says "Oh hell, you already know what this one is." At one point there was a snarky comment about it being time to stop wearing the AYB t-shirts and repeating it all the time. Notable because the entire All Your Base fad can be traced back to a ZanyVG Zany VG project.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way.
**
way. And then when Pikmin 3 ''Pikmin 3'' was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.


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* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Ghost in the Machines":
-->'''Fry:''' All I know is, I've got a ghost that needs busting.\\
'''Hermes:''' WhoYouGonnaCall\\
'''Fry:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Gho-]]-\\
'''Answering Machine:''' The number you have dialed has been ''lame'' since 1989.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom,'' Danny makes a joke about "Who let the dogs ''in!''", obviously in reference to the "Who Let the Dogs Out" song that was everywhere when ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' came out years earlier. He briefly tries to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the joke]] while his friends just look at him like he's an idiot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' examples:
** In "Simpson Tide", Bart sings a short ditty of his 90's EarWorm song "Do the Bartman"- even Ralph Wiggum comments "That is so 1991!"
** Likewise, in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star", when Bart goes to a Catholic school, he introduces himself by rattling off one of his old catchphrases ("I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you,") in a ''very'' bored voice, ending in saying "yadda-yadda-yadda."
** Also in "Bart Gets Famous", when Bart ''briefly'' gains FifteenMinutesOfFame on the Krusty the Klown Show as the 'I Didn't Do It Boy'.
** By about season 5 or so, it seemed they could only use "Ay caramba," "Don't have a cow, man," and "Eat my shorts" if they were making fun of them.
** Mentioned in the episode "Skinner's Sense of Snow", where Bart found his permanent record: "'Underachiever and proud of it.' How old is this thing?"
** Lampshaded in the "Treehouse of Horror VI" story "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesore", as giant advertising mascots running amok. The solution was to start ignoring them as ads go away if no one watches them. "Like that old woman who couldn't find the beef?'" Lisa observes.
** In "The Blunder Years", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when the Simpsons family tries to find out why Homer cannot stop screaming after being hypnotized]], Homer starts flashing back to his greatest moment: the clip of Homer (almost) jumping across Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil", when Lisa interrupts him, saying "Everybody's sick of that memory!"
** The beginning of "Gump Roast" has Homer parodying the opening of ''Film/ForrestGump'' when Chief Wiggum informs him that Springfield Police has been cracking down on people imitating movie characters, as Moe is immediately arrested after imitating Film/AustinPowers.
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* Strong Bad complains about this in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "Trogday '08".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' You Internet types ruined [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor]]! Just like you did {{zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{pirate}}s, {{ninja}}s and [[SelfDeprecation Strong Bad]]!
* [[http://zanyvgquotes.com/ Zany VG Quotes's]] ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' page says, "It's dead, Jim," and has a link to the infamous intro that simply says "Oh hell, you already know what this one is." At one point there was a snarky comment about it being time to stop wearing the AYB t-shirts and repeating it all the time. Notable because the entire All Your Base fad can be traced back to a ZanyVG project.
* "Main/folieadonteven" has the character of Derek Ashley RedSweatergGuy, who is both an in-universe and Real Life example. Derek was a meme Kax had tried to spawn last year, but he never took off. He later became a recurring character in their reviews, representing a failed meme which was Back From The Dead.
* The entire concept is embodied in a ''TheManShow'' sketch of their "Museum of Annoying Guys" (faux Latinate name: "Jokus Repeatus Shut the F Up-us"). "It's the beat a CatchPhrase to death guy."
* According to the image and caption for FauxtivationalPoster, [[TVTropesWiki this wiki]] has declared {{Demotivator}}s to be unnecessary.
* This video jokingly addresses the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY age-old question of "Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Video Anymore?"]], rightfully pointing out that the question itself is ''old enough to drive''.
* On the subject of Rick Astley, he's stated at least once that he's tired of the Rickrolling meme at this point.
* In a moment of SelfDeprecation, LittleKuriboh discredited his "Card Games On Motorcycles" meme by having Lector destroy it in order to demonstrate Jinzo's special ability. Lector then laughs and says "I've been waiting a whole year for that!"
** He promoted the possibility of a Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Abridged for charity, and specifically said that it won't involve the phrase.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6VqHCvdg9I&feature=feedu This]] episode features Jack trying to find a new catchphrase. He's told that his paycheck will be doubled if he never says the old one again.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way.
** And then when Pikmin 3 was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg This video]] is a TakeThat to [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim arrow to the knee]] jokes. Commentators got tired of those barely a ''month'' after the game came out.
** In a similar vein, arrow to the knee jokes [[http://youtu.be/BfIIarRz1dQ killed the internet.]]
** Even RoosterTeeth made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UagqsOT4Vic video]] about it.
** And yet [[UndeadHorseTrope the meme just won't die]]. Among other games, it got a ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Which they then ''[[https://twitter.com/reverendanthony/status/248486637498146816 apologized for]]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjTOF8IC528 The Honest Game Trailer]] for ''Skyrim'' lampshades it further by listing "Played-Out Memes" as one of the main characters/features of the game. It than demonstrates it, with a Whiterun guard making the infamous comment which causes [[CrossesTheLineTwice the player character to snap]] [[BlackComedy and beat him to death]].
** There's a mod for the game such that any time a guard says that line, they get struck dead by a bolt of lightning. Thankfully, the guards are procedurally generated so this doesn't leave Skyrim undefended.




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* Strong Bad complains about this in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "Trogday '08".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' You Internet types ruined [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor]]! Just like you did {{zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{pirate}}s, {{ninja}}s and [[SelfDeprecation Strong Bad]]!
* "Main/folieadonteven" has the character of Derek Ashley RedSweatergGuy, who is both an in-universe and Real Life example. Derek was a meme Kax had tried to spawn last year, but he never took off. He later became a recurring character in their reviews, representing a failed meme which was Back From The Dead.
* According to the image and caption for FauxtivationalPoster, [[TVTropesWiki this wiki]] has declared {{Demotivator}}s to be unnecessary.
* This video jokingly addresses the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY age-old question of "Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Video Anymore?"]], rightfully pointing out that the question itself is ''old enough to drive''.
* On the subject of Rick Astley, he's stated at least once that he's tired of the Rickrolling meme at this point.
* In a moment of SelfDeprecation, LittleKuriboh discredited his "Card Games On Motorcycles" meme by having Lector destroy it in order to demonstrate Jinzo's special ability. Lector then laughs and says "I've been waiting a whole year for that!"
** He promoted the possibility of a Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Abridged for charity, and specifically said that it won't involve the phrase.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6VqHCvdg9I&feature=feedu This]] episode features Jack trying to find a new catchphrase. He's told that his paycheck will be doubled if he never says the old one again.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg This video]] is a TakeThat to [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim arrow to the knee]] jokes. Commentators got tired of those barely a ''month'' after the game came out.
** In a similar vein, arrow to the knee jokes [[http://youtu.be/BfIIarRz1dQ killed the internet.]]
** Even RoosterTeeth made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UagqsOT4Vic video]] about it.
** And yet [[UndeadHorseTrope the meme just won't die]]. Among other games, it got a ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Which they then ''[[https://twitter.com/reverendanthony/status/248486637498146816 apologized for]]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjTOF8IC528 The Honest Game Trailer]] for ''Skyrim'' lampshades it further by listing "Played-Out Memes" as one of the main characters/features of the game. It than demonstrates it, with a Whiterun guard making the infamous comment which causes [[CrossesTheLineTwice the player character to snap]] [[BlackComedy and beat him to death]].
** There's a mod for the game such that any time a guard says that line, they get struck dead by a bolt of lightning. Thankfully, the guards are procedurally generated so this doesn't leave Skyrim undefended.


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* The entire concept is embodied in a ''TheManShow'' sketch of their "Museum of Annoying Guys" (faux Latinate name: "Jokus Repeatus Shut the F Up-us"). "It's the beat a CatchPhrase to death guy."


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* [[http://zanyvgquotes.com/ Zany VG Quotes's]] ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' page says, "It's dead, Jim," and has a link to the infamous intro that simply says "Oh hell, you already know what this one is." At one point there was a snarky comment about it being time to stop wearing the AYB t-shirts and repeating it all the time. Notable because the entire All Your Base fad can be traced back to a ZanyVG project.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} has completely disavowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF2Shvy-7w Steve the Trooper]], a red leaf Pikmin. Originally a throwaway gag, as Chugga often names characters, the fans picked up Steve and made fanart, videos, Facebook pages, and more. Throughout his Pikmin2 review, he has specifically avoided the name Steve, sometimes stating "You know what that Pikmin's name is". Still, this being [=YouTube=], most comments on his videos relate to Steve in some way.
** And then when Pikmin 3 was announced, all the trailers were flooded with "Steve" comments, this actually caused a large amount of ire to be turned on Chuggaa, despite his attempts to make the joke die.
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* {{Nodwick}} drove the new swearword "krutz" out of fashion by getting henchmen to adopt it ''en masse''. [[spoiler:A good thing, as a group of villains had created the new swearword as a means of accumulating mystical power]].





* On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is...divided.[[/note]]


* The trend of predicting a post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters attempting to predict their post number, over the years it was removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
* ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.


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* On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is...divided.[[/note]]


* The trend of predicting a post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters attempting to predict their post number, over the years it was removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
* ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.





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* {{Nodwick}} drove the new swearword "krutz" out of fashion by getting henchmen to adopt it ''en masse''. [[spoiler:A good thing, as a group of villains had created the new swearword as a means of accumulating mystical power]].


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* On this very website, JustForFun/CandleJack is loathed by many. [[note]]As you can see, our page for him is still up showing that his status on this site is...divided.[[/note]]
* The trend of predicting a post number ending in doubles on [[ImageBoard a few boards on 4chan]] got old to mods rather sooner than it did to posters. On boards such as /b/ and /v/, the final three digits of the post number were blocked out by X's as to make it harder to ascertain whether doubles were achieved (and to prevent the server from crashing so badly the next time the board hit another [[MilestoneCelebration hundred million posts]]). When this did not hinder posters attempting to predict their post number, over the years it was removed. In another zig-zag, the mods eventually got so fed up with /v/ and /vg/'s dubs that every post that would have ended in the last two numbers matching skipped to the nearest set of numbers that didn't. It seemed to have finally worked...[[{{Determinator}} until browsers began predicting the final number of their post only]].
* ChuckNorris has fallen out of favor with Website/{{Cracked}} even though they had an article idolizing him. They worship UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla now.
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* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic in the UK that one of the lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout out quotes from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.


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* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic in the UK that one of the lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout out quotes from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.





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* Quotes from ''TheInbetweeners'' became so memetic in the UK that one of the lead actors, Simon Bird, got sick of them ''before the series ended its run''.
--> Things gameshow audiences do ''not'' do: Shout out quotes from The Inbetweeners such as: Clunge. Bus Wankers. Football Friend. Right, that's all you're getting.
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* From Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', in which he illustrates the origin of language, which soon led to the first jokes:
-->'''First Caveman:''' Why chicken cross road? Yuk yuk\\
'''Second Caveman:''' Hmph. That one old already.
* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.

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* From Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', in which he illustrates the origin of language, which soon led to the first jokes:
-->'''First Caveman:''' Why chicken cross road? Yuk yuk\\
'''Second Caveman:''' Hmph. That one old already.
* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.




* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case in point that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"

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* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case in point that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"




* The infamous ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' {{Creepypasta}} ''Herobrine'' has been deemed not-scary and way overused by many creepypasta community members, and, in spite of Notch's recurring mentions of the ghostly NPC (including [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/qqenq/minceraft_a_post_mortem/c3zmd7n an explicit statement that it's fake]], which may have also contributed to the popularity downfall), Notch's ex-wife ezchili made [[https://twitter.com/ezchili/status/220633988623118336 this tweet]] regarding the character's overbearing prominence, a statement with which a good amount of members of both communities seem to agree.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': According to one of the administrators, [[BearsAreBadNews Kenny the bear's]] appearance was done mainly to make people shut up about the "inactivity bear" meme.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/family-guy-effect KnowYourMeme,]] a website dedicated to... well, memes, has an upcoming dictionary term called "The WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Effect." To wit: "when Internet memes are showcased on the animated television show ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the meme will see a [[ColbertBump brief burst in popularity]], followed by an immediate sharp decline." Oddly enough, their use of RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" may have been ''too'' early (depending on how long episodes take to produce) to have been a reference to {{Rickroll}}ing.




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* The infamous ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' {{Creepypasta}} ''Herobrine'' has been deemed not-scary and way overused by many creepypasta community members, and, in spite of Notch's recurring mentions of the ghostly NPC (including [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/qqenq/minceraft_a_post_mortem/c3zmd7n an explicit statement that it's fake]], which may have also contributed to the popularity downfall), Notch's ex-wife ezchili made [[https://twitter.com/ezchili/status/220633988623118336 this tweet]] regarding the character's overbearing prominence, a statement with which a good amount of members of both communities seem to agree.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': According to one of the administrators, [[BearsAreBadNews Kenny the bear's]] appearance was done mainly to make people shut up about the "inactivity bear" meme.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/family-guy-effect KnowYourMeme,]] a website dedicated to... well, memes, has an upcoming dictionary term called "The WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Effect." To wit: "when Internet memes are showcased on the animated television show ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the meme will see a [[ColbertBump brief burst in popularity]], followed by an immediate sharp decline." Oddly enough, their use of RickAstley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" may have been ''too'' early (depending on how long episodes take to produce) to have been a reference to {{Rickroll}}ing.
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* According to ''DorkTower'', a meme is 'officially' dead whenever Matt Groening adopts it. The case in point that led to this observation? "All your base are belong to us!"


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* From Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', in which he illustrates the origin of language, which soon led to the first jokes:
-->'''First Caveman:''' Why chicken cross road? Yuk yuk\\
'''Second Caveman:''' Hmph. That one old already.
* At one of his concerts, Dave Chappelle finally chewed out fans for endlessly repeating [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "I'm Rick James, Bitch!"]] from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. At one point someone came up to him and said it while he was at Disneyland with his family! This is one of the bigger reasons for his CreatorBreakdown.
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