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** Possibly the best example is when they did a list of the Top 50 Worst Things About Comedy. Guess who was #1?
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Although [[NiceGuy Italy]] seems to be [[ThePollyanna happy all the time]], he really [[StepfordSmiler isn't]] like in canon. Hidden behind brilliant smiles is terrible anxiety and self-loathing.
* The Author's Notes in the beginning of chapter 6 of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8264885/6 Eddward Wright: Ace Attorney]]'' has John himself making fun of his own ScheduleSlip, comparing himself to LetsPlay/ProtonJon in that regard (it helps that the two of them [[NamesTheSame share the same name]]).
* Lyra Heartstrings essentially is this to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]]. Fan-art essentially has her indulging in pretty much every stereotype that the bronies are [[IncrediblyLamePun saddled with]], even to having an all out sexual obsession with humans, referring to herself as a "humesister" (among other similar names), and watching a show called "My Little Human". [[ItMakesSenseInContext And it all stemmed from one little throwaway scene of her sitting like a person...]]
* The author of ''[[FanFic/TheBankCalledYourRealityCheckBounced The Bank Called, Your Reality Check Bounced]]'' does this several times by having [[Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Kyoya]], who figures out that the characters are actually ''in'' a fan fiction, make snide remarks about her writing style.
** She does it again with her [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, wherein WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} (who mangles the fourth wall plenty in his original show) is prone to asking WhoWritesThisCrap - the answer, of course, being her.
* Creator/{{garfieldodie}}'s notes for the ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode "Temporal Delay" start with "Ooh, look! [[ScheduleSlip An update that didn't take an entire year to be put up!"]]
* Raptor-Assassin of ''[[Fanfic/WeightlessMassEffect Weightless]]'' wrote ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8494289/2/Fifty-Shades-of-Blue Fifty-Shades-of-Blue]]'' as a relief from her serious fic. The fic pokes fun at her trademark style by turning it UpToEleven. PurpleProse, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, sentences that are cut off into small new lines for emphasis and ridiculously impossible sex scenes are all in there.
* In the Wholock story ''[[Recap/ChildrenOfTimeS1T4AStitchInTime A Stitch in Time]]''...
-->'''Ninth Doctor:''' What was I trying to do, impress a girl?\\
'''Tenth Doctor:''' *blushes*\\
'''Ninth Doctor:''' I was? Aren't we a little old for that?
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': Sonata, a Canterlot citizen, has no problems pointing out that she deduced Twilight was from Canterlot because she still carries over some of the smugness present in its inhabitants.
* In ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' Valkron observes how he keeps forgetting about one character's presence. This eventually results in everyone else forgetting about said character's presence, culminating in someone demanding [[LampshadeHanging "Why are you such a forgettable person?!"]] The author's footnote confesses to repeatedly forgetting about the character.
* The ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' fanwork ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/KingInPrussia Redaction of the Golden Witch]]'' includes a [[FramingDevice Prelude presented as]] a critical analysis of the [[RecursiveCanon Forgery]] itself. Much of this lead-up talks about how the story was utterly rejected by Witch Hunters, and goes on to explain its own unpopularity.
* In a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' / [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10280808/8/Little-Whinging-Pet-Shop crossover scene collection]] by [[Creator/TheBeardedOne TheBeardedOne]], Harry finds a collection of Boy-Who-Lived storybooks. The AI he has analyse them claims that they are badly written with some actually being worse... than the writings of [=TheBeardedOne=]!
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''''[[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] has Mako finally taking credit for being a terrible boyfriend, though Korra hastens to add it wasnít ''entirely'' his fault.
* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' fangame ''Undertale Red'', should you get [[OriginalCharacter Red]] to calm down, going through all the dialogue options will result in her talking about ''[[ShowWithinAShow Mew Mew Kissy Cutie 2]]'', where she says that she enjoyed the series, but felt that the new character was a bit "shoehorned in". Said series is considered terrible in canon by Alphys.
* As in RealLife, [[Music/TheBeatles the four]] practice this in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. (They didn't do it as much in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''.) Ringo is probably most prone to it, a tendency that he's called out for by Mindy at one point.
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'':
** At one point in the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'', the female Vix-Lei comments to Rex that "You simply do not say ''those'' kind of things to a lady! Or me either, for that matter.Ē
** In the same sequel, Wind Breaker isn't surprised when he loses to Night Blade at poker, admitting freely that he has no poker face. (Fortunately, they were just playing for candy.)
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', at the beginning of the story, Ash is shocked that [[PhysicalGod Arceus]] chose him of all people to save the world from collapsing in itself after Cyrus destroys the entire reality, since he's not even able to win a Pokémon League. Arceus quickly [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun proceeds to remind him of all the times he saved the world]] and assures him that he can.
* [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric]] is prone to this in the AlternateUniverse series ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', where he's a writing teacher at the eponymous school. He cracks wise about himself on the regular, alternating his showboating and egotistical commentary with self-deprecating humor; he remarks more than once that he has "a face that was made for radio," and observes about his adored LoveInterest that "her only known flaw is her questionable taste in men."
* ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' has the AuthorAvatar Grandis who, while described by Creator/MF217's friends as being an ideal version of the author himself, is ''also'' a heavily exaggerated take on ''[[UpToEleven every single negative flaw the author has as well]]''. Grandis [[ThePigPen barely keeps himself clean in a "normal" sense]], [[BigEater he eats just about anything that is normally considered junk food]] and is incredibly [[PickyEater picky about his diet]], [[TheAlcoholic is an opportunist alcoholic]], and he can be a rather nasty {{Jerkass}} towards people bordering on PsychopathicManchild tendencies, [[AbusiveParents even behaving like an ass towards his own son Chronicler]]. All of this boils down to the fact that despite being based on the author by default, he's also an {{Expy}} of the likes of [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]] and [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], especially the latter of the two.
* ''Fanfic/BecomingLifprasir'': Due to his history as a weak nobody, Hiccup has a hard time feeling pride when he is praised, whether it is by people who are satisfied by his smithing skills or when the Hooligan Tribe thank him for essentially saving them from the Red Death.
* ''Fanfic/BecomingTheMaskTrollhunters'': Strickler really does not like it when Jim refers to himself as an "impure."

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Although [[NiceGuy Italy]] seems to be [[ThePollyanna happy all the time]], he really [[StepfordSmiler isn't]] like in canon. Hidden behind brilliant smiles is terrible anxiety and self-loathing.
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* The Author's Notes Sultan of Agrabah, BigGood of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', uses this trope in the beginning form of chapter 6 a StealthInsult while lamenting his daughter Jasmine's stubbornness in refusing to accept a husband.
-->'''Sultan:''' I don't know where she gets it from. Her mother wasn't nearly so picky.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', when Zazu is asked by Scar to sing a more upbeat song while imprisoned, Zazu sings the first few words
of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8264885/6 Eddward Wright: Ace Attorney]]'' "[[EarWorm It's A Small World]]", to which Scar vehemently shouts, "No! No! Anything but that!" In the Broadway stage version, Zazu instead sings [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Be Our Guest"]], and gets the same reaction from Scar. This doubles as a MythologyGag, since ''Beauty and the Beast'' the first Disney animated film that became a musical and paved the way for Lion King to come on Broadway. When ''Beauty and the Beast'' closed, it got replaced with [[Film/MaryPoppins "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"]], and at least one performance has John himself him sing [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Let It Go]]. [[InsistentTerminology Cast Members]] at Ride/DisneyThemeParks also love taking pot shots at "It's A Small World" in general.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has a lot of examples of Disney
making fun of his own ScheduleSlip, comparing himself to LetsPlay/ProtonJon in all its earlier Disney Princess films, like the over-reliance on TrueLovesKiss as a plot device and the fact that regard (it helps that the two most of them [[NamesTheSame share the same name]]).
* Lyra Heartstrings essentially is this to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]]. Fan-art essentially has her indulging in pretty much every stereotype that the bronies are [[IncrediblyLamePun saddled with]], even to having an all out sexual obsession with humans, referring to herself as a "humesister" (among other similar names), and watching a show called "My Little Human". [[ItMakesSenseInContext And it all stemmed from one little throwaway scene of her sitting like a person...]]
* The author of ''[[FanFic/TheBankCalledYourRealityCheckBounced The Bank Called, Your Reality Check Bounced]]'' does this several times by having [[Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Kyoya]], who figures out that the characters are actually ''in'' a fan fiction, make snide remarks about her writing style.
** She does it again with her [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, wherein WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} (who mangles the fourth wall plenty in his original show) is prone to asking WhoWritesThisCrap - the answer, of course, being her.
* Creator/{{garfieldodie}}'s notes for the ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode "Temporal Delay" start with "Ooh, look! [[ScheduleSlip An update that didn't take an entire year to be put up!"]]
* Raptor-Assassin of ''[[Fanfic/WeightlessMassEffect Weightless]]'' wrote ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8494289/2/Fifty-Shades-of-Blue Fifty-Shades-of-Blue]]'' as a relief from her serious fic. The fic pokes fun at her trademark style by turning it UpToEleven. PurpleProse, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, sentences that are cut off into small new lines for emphasis and ridiculously impossible sex scenes are all in there.
* In the Wholock story ''[[Recap/ChildrenOfTimeS1T4AStitchInTime A Stitch in Time]]''...
-->'''Ninth Doctor:''' What was I trying to do, impress a girl?\\
'''Tenth Doctor:''' *blushes*\\
'''Ninth Doctor:''' I was? Aren't we a little old for that?
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': Sonata, a Canterlot citizen, has no problems pointing out that she deduced Twilight was from Canterlot because she still carries over some of the smugness present in its inhabitants.
* In ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' Valkron observes how he keeps forgetting about one character's presence. This eventually results in everyone else forgetting about said character's presence, culminating in someone demanding [[LampshadeHanging "Why are you such a forgettable person?!"]] The author's footnote confesses to repeatedly forgetting about the character.
* The ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' fanwork ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/KingInPrussia Redaction of the Golden Witch]]'' includes a [[FramingDevice Prelude presented as]] a critical analysis of the [[RecursiveCanon Forgery]] itself. Much of this lead-up talks about how the story was utterly rejected by Witch Hunters, and goes on to explain its own unpopularity.
* In a ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' / [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10280808/8/Little-Whinging-Pet-Shop crossover scene collection]] by [[Creator/TheBeardedOne TheBeardedOne]], Harry finds a collection of Boy-Who-Lived storybooks. The AI he has analyse them claims that
their princesses [[FourthDateMarriage marry men they are badly written with some actually being worse... than the writings of [=TheBeardedOne=]!
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''''[[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] has Mako finally taking credit for being a terrible boyfriend, though Korra hastens to add it wasnít ''entirely'' his fault.
* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' fangame ''Undertale Red'', should you get [[OriginalCharacter Red]] to calm down, going through all the dialogue options will result in her talking about ''[[ShowWithinAShow Mew Mew Kissy Cutie 2]]'', where she says that she enjoyed the series, but felt that the new character was a bit "shoehorned in". Said series is considered terrible in canon by Alphys.
* As in RealLife, [[Music/TheBeatles the four]] practice this in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. (They didn't do it as much in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''.) Ringo is probably most prone to it, a tendency that he's called out for by Mindy at one point.
barely know]].
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'':
** At one point
In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Chief Bogo [[WhatTheHellHero chews out Judy for disobeying orders and causing a ruckus in Little Rodentia trying to catch a petty criminal]], he also takes the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'', the female Vix-Lei comments time to Rex that "You simply do not say ''those'' kind of things to a lady! Or me either, poke fun at Disney's reputation for that matter.Ē
** In the same sequel, Wind Breaker
sentimental, idealistic musicals (with a ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' reference, to boot).
-->'''Bogo:''' [[ThisIsReality Life
isn't surprised some cartoon musical]] where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true! So ''let it go''.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' takes the time to poke fun at the Disney Princess franchise some more. When Moana takes offense to Maui calling her "princess", he retorts "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you're a princess]]!" Later, as Moana stares out at the sea contemplatively, Maui snarks "If you start singing, I'm going to throw up."
* ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016'': In the first teaser trailer, Qwark, frustrated with the cheap sets and lack of dubstep, calls the movie's animators lazy. As revenge, they remove his textures, make him dance, and then,
when he loses to Night Blade at poker, admitting freely requests an epic logo, they drop it on him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' contains a lot of jokes revolving around the movie making fun of itself, such as El Superbeasto complaining about how ridiculous it is
that he has no poker face. (Fortunately, they were just playing for candy.)
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', at the beginning of the story, Ash is shocked that [[PhysicalGod Arceus]] chose him of all people to save the world from collapsing in itself after Cyrus destroys the entire reality, since he's not even able to win
a Pokémon League. Arceus quickly [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun proceeds to remind him of all the times he saved the world]] and assures him that he can.
* [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric]] is prone to this
character in the AlternateUniverse series ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', film had a book that explained how to defeat Dr. Satan and didn't bother to tell him until the film was nearing its end and another character complaining about the movie's gratuitous use of ToiletHumour. One musical number is even dedicated entirely to lambasting the movie for "ripping off ''Film/{{Carrie}}''".
* John Ratzenberger got his chance to poke fun at his tenure with Pixar in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''
where he's a writing teacher at the eponymous school. He cracks wise about himself on the regular, alternating his showboating character, Mack, watched car versions of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', and egotistical commentary with self-deprecating humor; ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Once he remarks more than once that he has "a face that was made for radio," and observes about his adored LoveInterest that "her only known flaw is her questionable taste in men."
* ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' has the AuthorAvatar Grandis who, while described by Creator/MF217's friends as being an ideal version of the author himself, is ''also'' a heavily exaggerated take on ''[[UpToEleven every single negative flaw the author has as well]]''. Grandis [[ThePigPen barely keeps himself clean in a "normal" sense]], [[BigEater he eats just about anything that is normally considered junk food]] and is incredibly [[PickyEater picky about his diet]], [[TheAlcoholic is an opportunist alcoholic]], and he can be a rather nasty {{Jerkass}} towards people bordering on PsychopathicManchild tendencies, [[AbusiveParents even behaving like an ass towards his own son Chronicler]]. All of this boils down
got to the fact third film, he realized that despite being based on the author by default, he's also an {{Expy}} of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Hamm Truck]], the likes of [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Abominable Snowplow]], and [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], especially the latter of [[WesternAnimation/ABugsLife PT Cruiser Flea]] were all [[LampshadeHanging voiced by the two.
* ''Fanfic/BecomingLifprasir'': Due to his history as a weak nobody, Hiccup has a hard time feeling pride when he is praised, whether it is by people who are satisfied by his smithing skills or when
same actor]].
-->'''Mack:''' Hey... they're just using
the Hooligan Tribe thank him for essentially saving them from the Red Death.
* ''Fanfic/BecomingTheMaskTrollhunters'': Strickler really does not like it when Jim refers to himself as an "impure."
same actor over and over! What kind of cut-rate production is this?!?


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* ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' has the Marley brothers sing about how evil they were in life and what they could have done instead of ignoring people's needs. It's also their way of warning Scrooge and telling him that he can atone for his crimes against humanity.


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* While the persona Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' assumes in his videos, is that of a quite pompous, sarcastic, caustic critic, he often take pot-shots at himself, especially his awkward [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday relationship with]] [[{{Asexuality}} sexuality]], and [[HypocrisyNod fully admits]] to often falling prey to some of the same shortcomings that he frequently criticizes developers for in his own games and writing.
-->'''Yahtzee:''' When you review games for a career -- ''shut up, it's totally a career . . .''
* ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'' has its characters make fun of their own cartoon and its lack of viewers.
-->'''Weas:''' Nar, I think that comment may have cost us some of our viewers.\\
'''Nar:''' ''Both'' of them?!
* ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' frequently makes fun of itself.
** The [[MilestoneCelebration one-hundreth episode of]] WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail, "flashback", makes fun of the style of the original children's book, ''Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest''.
** The email "ladying" makes fun of the crude animation and weak characterization of the early cartoons on the site such as "Marshmallow's Last Stand".
** In "Trogday '08", Strong Bad does a song about the "S is for Sucks" Dragon, complaining that "you Internet types [[DiscreditedMeme ruined Trogdor]], just like you did zombies, pirates, ninjas, and Strong Bad! Er, wait, no... yeah!"
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/goes4gold.html Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold]], an adaptation of an unfinished sequel to ''The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest'', makes fun of more EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, including attempts to shoehorn a new character named Dijjery Doo into the plot.
** Most of their videos in TheNewTens mocks several outdated aspects of the website that haven't been updated since the early 2000s. (use of Flash, the website's layout, their incredibly infrequent update schedule).
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': A big reason why the series has NoFourthWall is a lot of its humor relies on this.
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* Creator/BillEngvall frequently calls himself all sorts of names, such as how he's a "dork" or an "idiot." A lot of his routines are stories about getting himself in way over his head or too far outside of his comfort zone. He once described himself as "the guy who's always fifteen degrees off cool."
* Creator/RodneyDangerfield pretty much made a ''career'' out of this. It's the whole idea of his routines.
* Creator/StewartLee is very fond of this, mostly about his weight. One of his routines is about when he reappeared on TV after a couple of years' hiatus; people who didn't even know who he is were still taking pot shots at how he looks.
-->''"Look itís that bloke off the telly, what’s his name, Terry Christian, but heís let himself go. No, not Terry Christian; that other one, Mark Lamarr, but heís really fucking let himself go. No, sorry, not Mark Lamarr; that other guy, the singer. You know, thatís it, Edwyn Collins... but heís let himself go. No, not that man, but a 1930s newspaper cartoon of Tarzanís face, which has let itself go."''
* Nearly all of ''Last Comic Standing'''s Jay London's act was doing this. He would frequently say, "It's almost over," as if the audience was suffering through his routine.
* Creator/EddieIzzard will sometimes criticize himself, especially during his lapses when he forgets where he was going with a joke.
* The Scottish comedian Arnold Brown tells his audiences that he likes to do self-deprecating humour, even though he's not very good at it.
* A number of Mike Birbiglia's stand-up routines center around how he's geeky, weird, and not a very good comedian. One routine in particular tells how he was brought in as one of the celebrities for a celebrity golf fundraiser. He was assigned to a group of golfers, who innocently wondered who their celebrity would be. It took Mike a minute to realize that ''he'' was the celebrity, and promptly began apologizing because he felt like a letdown.
* Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be a Redneck" routine could be considered this, seeing as he often refers to himself as one.
* From Norwegian comedian Daniel Simonsen:
--> "In Norway, there's only one comedy club in the whole country - that nobody goes to - and the best Norwegian comedian, he's really shit. He's dressed as a cat on the stage. ''[badly impersonates cat]'' Meow. Me-me-me-meow. And that guy is me."
* Creator/RobinWilliams spent much of his stand-up routine (and appearances on talk shows) mocking his [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug and alcohol issues]], [[CarpetOfVirility excessive body hair]] and/or acting career (especially ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' and ''Series/MorkAndMindy'').
* Creator/DanielTosh has this in one of his stand-up specials.
--> "Do you like how I start jokes with mass appeal and continue 'til only six people have a clue what I'm talking about? That's not a good style. That doesn't make you famous."
* Creator/JimGaffigan makes fun of his own act whenever he pretends to be the "Hypothetical Audience Member."
* Hannibal Buress's famous Creator/BillCosby routine that brought his rape allegations to light tells his audience to "Google "Bill Cosby Rape", it's not funny, that shit has more results than Hinnibal Buress."
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* In-Universe in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=041119 this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip: A TV show's host loves hosting it because it means not having to ''watch'' it. Garfield wished to be the host.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''
** The occasional Sunday strips featuring puns so awful that the final panel then shows Rat threatening the strip's creator Stephan Pastis with death.
** Pastis has many [[AuthorGuestSpot cameos]], where he's either portrayed as a pathetic loser, a SmallNameBigEgo or both (one strip even had Rat beat him up with a baseball bat after Pastis had made a blatant plug of one of his strip compilations).
** Pastis goes so far as to draw himself smoking cigarettes ''despite the fact that he never smokes'', not because [[SmokingIsCool it looks cool]], but because he thinks [[SmokingIsNotCool it makes him look like a loser]].
** During a brief arc of ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' where Darby Conly was somehow getting his hands on advance copies of the next day's ''Pearls Before Swine'' and crudely taping in cutouts of his own characters, Darby did it too. The strip where Stephan called him to ask Darby to cease and desist depicted Stephan as neat, polite, and professional, while Darby himself was a rude, remorseless slob who couldn't even be bothered to remember Stephan's name.
** A later arc was built around the premise that the comic strip was so offensive that the American government ordered the comic to be transformed into something akin to ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''. Stephan Pastis ''fails'' and gets put on trial, ''with Rat as his lawyer''. [[spoiler:Rat actively sabotages Stephen's case.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** One series of strips had Dilbert go on a date under Dogbert's coaching -- which means Dilbert spends the whole date grunting and agreeing. When his date compliments him, he uses another coached response -- "Gosh, I'm not good at anything."
** Another run of strips had Dogbert as the charismatic leader of the vegetarian lobby. Since this was clearly a bit of an AuthorTract by the vegetarian Adams, he started off by establishing that the reason the vegetarians ''need'' a charismatic leader is that they're all "scrawny weaklings."
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty:''
** In one strip, minor character Yaz Pistachio asks Opus to give her just one name worse than her own.
-->'''Opus:''' ''(thinks for a moment)'' Berkeley Breathed.\\
'''Yaz:''' Okay, name ''two''.
** There was also the strip where Opus pitched the idea for ''Bloom County'' for a comic strip for his local paper. The editor's response?
--->'''Milo:''' Needs work.
** Breathed also mocked his career a few times. In one arc where Opus became engaged, he realized he needed a better salary then what he made doing the personal ads, so he shamelessly begged the editor for a better paying position, saying he would do ''any'' job, no matter how demeaning. He got one as the paper's cartoonist. Also, in another arc, AmoralAttorney Steve Dallas wanted a better job than "getting rapists and serial killers off the hook". Opus suggested cartooning; Steve jabbed him with a pencil and shouted, '''"I have ''some'' scruples, dude!"'''
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* In-Universe in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=041119 this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip: A TV show's host loves hosting it because it means not having to ''watch'' it. Garfield wished to be the host.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''
** The occasional Sunday strips featuring puns so awful that the final panel then shows Rat threatening the strip's creator Stephan Pastis with death.
** Pastis has many [[AuthorGuestSpot cameos]], where he's either portrayed as a pathetic loser, a SmallNameBigEgo or both (one strip even had Rat beat him up with a baseball bat after Pastis had made a blatant plug of one of his strip compilations).
** Pastis goes so far as to draw himself smoking cigarettes ''despite the fact that he never smokes'', not because [[SmokingIsCool it looks cool]], but because he thinks [[SmokingIsNotCool it makes him look like a loser]].
** During a brief arc of ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' where Darby Conly was somehow getting his hands on advance copies of the next day's ''Pearls Before Swine'' and crudely taping in cutouts of his own characters, Darby did it too. The strip where Stephan called him to ask Darby to cease and desist depicted Stephan as neat, polite, and professional, while Darby himself was a rude, remorseless slob who couldn't even be bothered to remember Stephan's name.
** A later arc was built around the premise that the comic strip was so offensive that the American government ordered the comic to be transformed into something akin to ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''. Stephan Pastis ''fails'' and gets put on trial, ''with Rat as his lawyer''. [[spoiler:Rat actively sabotages Stephen's case.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** One series of strips had Dilbert go on a date under Dogbert's coaching -- which means Dilbert spends the whole date grunting and agreeing. When his date compliments him, he uses another coached response -- "Gosh, I'm not good at anything."
** Another run of strips had Dogbert as the charismatic leader of the vegetarian lobby. Since this was clearly a bit of an AuthorTract by the vegetarian Adams, he started off by establishing that the reason the vegetarians ''need'' a charismatic leader is that they're all "scrawny weaklings."
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty:''
** In one strip, minor character Yaz Pistachio asks Opus to give her just one name worse than her own.
-->'''Opus:''' ''(thinks for a moment)'' Berkeley Breathed.\\
'''Yaz:''' Okay, name ''two''.
** There was also the strip where Opus pitched the idea for ''Bloom County'' for a comic strip for his local paper. The editor's response?
--->'''Milo:''' Needs work.
** Breathed also mocked his career a few times. In one arc where Opus became engaged, he realized he needed a better salary then what he made doing the personal ads, so he shamelessly begged the editor for a better paying position, saying he would do ''any'' job, no matter how demeaning. He got one as the paper's cartoonist. Also, in another arc, AmoralAttorney Steve Dallas wanted a better job than "getting rapists and serial killers off the hook". Opus suggested cartooning; Steve jabbed him with a pencil and shouted, '''"I have ''some'' scruples, dude!"'''
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* Creator/BillEngvall frequently calls himself all sorts of names, such as how he's a "dork" or an "idiot." A lot of his routines are stories about getting himself in way over his head or too far outside of his comfort zone. He once described himself as "the guy who's always fifteen degrees off cool."
* Creator/RodneyDangerfield pretty much made a ''career'' out of this. It's the whole idea of his routines.
* Creator/StewartLee is very fond of this, mostly about his weight. One of his routines is about when he reappeared on TV after a couple of years' hiatus; people who didn't even know who he is were still taking pot shots at how he looks.
-->''"Look itís that bloke off the telly, what’s his name, Terry Christian, but heís let himself go. No, not Terry Christian; that other one, Mark Lamarr, but heís really fucking let himself go. No, sorry, not Mark Lamarr; that other guy, the singer. You know, thatís it, Edwyn Collins... but heís let himself go. No, not that man, but a 1930s newspaper cartoon of Tarzanís face, which has let itself go."''
* Nearly all of ''Last Comic Standing'''s Jay London's act was doing this. He would frequently say, "It's almost over," as if the audience was suffering through his routine.
* Creator/EddieIzzard will sometimes criticize himself, especially during his lapses when he forgets where he was going with a joke.
* The Scottish comedian Arnold Brown tells his audiences that he likes to do self-deprecating humour, even though he's not very good at it.
* A number of Mike Birbiglia's stand-up routines center around how he's geeky, weird, and not a very good comedian. One routine in particular tells how he was brought in as one of the celebrities for a celebrity golf fundraiser. He was assigned to a group of golfers, who innocently wondered who their celebrity would be. It took Mike a minute to realize that ''he'' was the celebrity, and promptly began apologizing because he felt like a letdown.
* Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be a Redneck" routine could be considered this, seeing as he often refers to himself as one.
* From Norwegian comedian Daniel Simonsen:
--> "In Norway, there's only one comedy club in the whole country - that nobody goes to - and the best Norwegian comedian, he's really shit. He's dressed as a cat on the stage. ''[badly impersonates cat]'' Meow. Me-me-me-meow. And that guy is me."
* Creator/RobinWilliams spent much of his stand-up routine (and appearances on talk shows) mocking his [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug and alcohol issues]], [[CarpetOfVirility excessive body hair]] and/or acting career (especially ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' and ''Series/MorkAndMindy'').
* Creator/DanielTosh has this in one of his stand-up specials.
--> "Do you like how I start jokes with mass appeal and continue 'til only six people have a clue what I'm talking about? That's not a good style. That doesn't make you famous."
* Creator/JimGaffigan makes fun of his own act whenever he pretends to be the "Hypothetical Audience Member."
* Hannibal Buress's famous Creator/BillCosby routine that brought his rape allegations to light tells his audience to "Google "Bill Cosby Rape", it's not funny, that shit has more results than Hinnibal Buress."
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* Creator/BillEngvall frequently calls himself all sorts of names, such as how he's a "dork" or an "idiot." A lot of his routines are stories about getting himself in way over his head or too far outside of his comfort zone. He once described himself as "the guy who's always fifteen degrees off cool."
* Creator/RodneyDangerfield pretty much made a ''career'' out of this. It's the whole idea of his routines.
* Creator/StewartLee is very fond of this, mostly about his weight. One of his routines is about when he reappeared on TV after a couple of years' hiatus; people who didn't even know who he is were still taking pot shots at how he looks.
-->''"Look itís that bloke off the telly, what’s his name, Terry Christian, but heís let himself go. No, not Terry Christian; that other one, Mark Lamarr, but heís really fucking let himself go. No, sorry, not Mark Lamarr; that other guy, the singer. You know, thatís it, Edwyn Collins... but heís let himself go. No, not that man, but a 1930s newspaper cartoon of Tarzanís face, which has let itself go."''
* Nearly all of ''Last Comic Standing'''s Jay London's act was doing this. He would frequently say, "It's almost over," as if the audience was suffering through his routine.
* Creator/EddieIzzard will sometimes criticize himself, especially during his lapses when he forgets where he was going with a joke.
* The Scottish comedian Arnold Brown tells his audiences that he likes to do self-deprecating humour, even though he's not very good at it.
* A number of Mike Birbiglia's stand-up routines center around how he's geeky, weird, and not a very good comedian. One routine in particular tells how he was brought in as one of the celebrities for a celebrity golf fundraiser. He was assigned to a group of golfers, who innocently wondered who their celebrity would be. It took Mike a minute to realize that ''he'' was the celebrity, and promptly began apologizing because he felt like a letdown.
* Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be a Redneck" routine could be considered this, seeing as he often refers to himself as one.
* From Norwegian comedian Daniel Simonsen:
--> "In Norway, there's only one comedy club in the whole country - that nobody goes to - and the best Norwegian comedian, he's really shit. He's dressed as a cat on the stage. ''[badly impersonates cat]'' Meow. Me-me-me-meow. And that guy is me."
* Creator/RobinWilliams spent much of his stand-up routine (and appearances on talk shows) mocking his [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug and alcohol issues]], [[CarpetOfVirility excessive body hair]] and/or acting career (especially ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' and ''Series/MorkAndMindy'').
* Creator/DanielTosh has this in one of his stand-up specials.
--> "Do you like how I start jokes with mass appeal and continue 'til only six people have a clue what I'm talking about? That's not a good style. That doesn't make you famous."
* Creator/JimGaffigan makes fun of his own act whenever he pretends to be the "Hypothetical Audience Member."
* Hannibal Buress's famous Creator/BillCosby routine that brought his rape allegations to light tells his audience to "Google "Bill Cosby Rape", it's not funny, that shit has more results than Hinnibal Buress."
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* Anytime a Troper potholes something they've written themselves to IncrediblyLamePun. [[note]]Though less fitting since the latter Trope doesn't have its own page anymore and now just redirects to the general "Main/{{Pun}}" page.[[/note]]

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* Anytime ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'': ''SWAG.MOV'' has a Troper potholes something they've written themselves to IncrediblyLamePun. [[note]]Though less fitting since FreezeFrameBonus appearing during a particularly ridiculous (even by the latter Trope doesn't have its own page anymore and now just redirects to series' standards) scene, [[spoiler: a giant bipedal Rainbow Dash summoning an enormous sword from the general "Main/{{Pun}}" page.[[/note]]skies above with which to slay Discord]].
-->''THIS IS SO FUCKING RETARDED OH MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M ANIMATING THIS.''



[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Man, the people who created and edited this page are a bunch of losers, aren't they? Pretty much sums up my life. Except, of course, that's just being nice]].

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* ''Fanfic/BecomingLifprasir'': Due to his history as a weak nobody, Hiccup has a hard time feeling pride when he is praised, whether it is by people who are satisfied by his smithing skills or when the Hooligan Tribe thank him for essentially saving them from the Red Death.
* ''Fanfic/BecomingTheMaskTrollhunters'': Strickler really does not like it when Jim refers to himself as an "impure."
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** AsYouLikeIt also features a character called ĎWilliamí who is a simple minded country bumpkin.
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* ''Fanfic/CitadelOfTheHeart'' has the AuthorAvatar Grandis who, while described by Creator/MF217's friends as being an ideal version of the author himself, is ''also'' a heavily exaggerated take on ''[[UpToEleven every single negative flaw the author has as well]]''. Grandis [[ThePigPen barely keeps himself clean in a "normal" sense]], [[BigEater he eats just about anything that is normally considered junk food]] and is incredibly [[PickyEater picky about his diet]], [[TheAlcoholic is an opportunist alcoholic]], and he can be a rather nasty {{Jerkass}} towards people bordering on PsychopathicManchild tendencies, [[AbusiveParents even behaving like an ass towards his own son Chronicler]]. All of this boils down to the fact that despite being based on the author by default, he's also an {{Expy}} of the likes of [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]] and [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]], especially the latter of the two.
29th Apr '18 10:10:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] has Mako finally taking credit for being a terrible boyfriend, though Korra hastens to add it wasnít ''entirely'' his fault.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends ''''[[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] has Mako finally taking credit for being a terrible boyfriend, though Korra hastens to add it wasnít ''entirely'' his fault.




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* [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric]] is prone to this in the AlternateUniverse series ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', where he's a writing teacher at the eponymous school. He cracks wise about himself on the regular, alternating his showboating and egotistical commentary with self-deprecating humor; he remarks more than once that he has "a face that was made for radio," and observes about his adored LoveInterest that "her only known flaw is her questionable taste in men."
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* StephenSondheim loves doing this to himself; to wit (from "Parabasis: It's Only A Play" from "The Frogs"):

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* StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim loves doing this to himself; to wit (from "Parabasis: It's Only A Play" from "The Frogs"):
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Although [[NiceGuy Italy]] seems to be [[ThePollyanna happy all the time]], he really [[StepfordSmiler isn't]] like in canon. Hidden behind brilliant smiles is terrible anxiety and self-loathing.
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* StewartLee is very fond of this, mostly about his weight. One of his routines is about when he reappeared on TV after a couple of years' hiatus; people who didn't even know who he is were still taking pot shots at how he looks.

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* StewartLee Creator/StewartLee is very fond of this, mostly about his weight. One of his routines is about when he reappeared on TV after a couple of years' hiatus; people who didn't even know who he is were still taking pot shots at how he looks.
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