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* The first episode of the anime for ''{{Manga/Barakamon}}'' spinoff ''Manga/HandaKun'' begins with the Handa Force being shocked to learn that 1) there is a ''Handa-kun'' anime, and 2) [[BreakingTheFourthWall they missed the first episode]]. They call the anime studio to get a copy but are ignored, so the Handa Force decides to make their own, running through a truckload of anime tropes before putting together their painfully bad ''Handa-kun'' anime.
14th Jan '17 2:21:22 PM Jake18
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* "Love Song" by Music/AliceInChains, much like the David Bowie example above, had the band members switching instruments[[note]] Drummer Sean Kinney sings lead vocals, bassist Mike Starr plays guitar, lead singer Layne Staley plays drums, and guitarist Jerry Cantrell plays bass.[[/note]]. The result must [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm3lqTOhRAw be heard to be believed]].
27th Nov '16 3:06:35 PM merotoker
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It's been suggested by various movie critics that this is done solely because it would be irritating to the viewer and humiliating to the writer if the story within was a lot more interesting than the story around it (though an enterprising author could [[{{Defictionalization}} release it as a spin-off]], not unlike the real-life ''[[TheSimpsons Radioactive Man]]'' comics), so they do what they can to kill it while retaining its purpose.

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It's been suggested by various movie critics that this is done solely because it would be irritating to the viewer and humiliating to the writer if the story within was a lot more interesting than the story around it (though an enterprising author could [[{{Defictionalization}} release it as a spin-off]], not unlike the real-life ''[[TheSimpsons ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Radioactive Man]]'' comics), so they do what they can to kill it while retaining its purpose.



* The unnamed alien soap opera watched by the whole household in the original ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{OVA}}s is poorly written and badly acted, and yet enthralls everyone who watches.

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* The unnamed alien soap opera watched by the whole household in the original ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{OVA}}s {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VAs is poorly written and badly acted, and yet enthralls everyone who watches.



* An episode of the ''[[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa Kirby]]'' anime features this hilariously ShowWithinAShow where Dedede tries to make an anime, recruiting more or less the entire cast to do the work. Between ExecutiveMeddling, a ridiculously tight schedule and low budget, and most of the staff having no idea what they're doing (especially Kirby), it starts out as a parody of the show itself and gets very steadily worse. [[HilarityEnsues And funnier]].

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* An episode of the ''[[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa Kirby]]'' anime ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' features this hilariously ShowWithinAShow where Dedede tries to make an anime, recruiting more or less the entire cast to do the work. Between ExecutiveMeddling, a ridiculously tight schedule and low budget, and most of the staff having no idea what they're doing (especially Kirby), it starts out as a parody of the show itself and gets very steadily worse. [[HilarityEnsues And funnier]].



** The ''Detective Kun-Kun'' {{OVA}} presents an episode of the television show from the point of view of the Rozen Maiden dolls watching it: as a theatrical masterpiece complete with red curtain.

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** The ''Detective Kun-Kun'' {{OVA}} {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA presents an episode of the television show from the point of view of the Rozen Maiden dolls watching it: as a theatrical masterpiece complete with red curtain.



* Despite the fact that he's supposedly a best-selling and award-winning novelist, the extracts from Usagi's BoysLove novels in ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' are full of PurpleProse and cliched dialogue; the ''Junai Romantica'' novels, which are [[{{Defictionalized}} supposedly the novels that he wrote]], are similarly prone to ClicheStorm and [[{{Uke}} weepy uke syndrome]], but are hilarious to read because of the mismatch between Usagi's fictionalized versions of the characters and how they really are.

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* Despite the fact that he's supposedly a best-selling and award-winning novelist, the extracts from Usagi's BoysLove {{yaoi|Genre}} novels in ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' are full of PurpleProse and cliched dialogue; the ''Junai Romantica'' novels, which are [[{{Defictionalized}} [[{{Defictionalization}} supposedly the novels that he wrote]], are similarly prone to ClicheStorm and [[{{Uke}} weepy uke syndrome]], but are hilarious to read because of the mismatch between Usagi's fictionalized versions of the characters and how they really are.



* The opening of ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' depicts a [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] that recreates the events of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' TV series...as a hammy, SuperRobot-esque affair that bears almost no resemblance to the actual show. Getting in on the gag, at least one fansub group gave the movie cheesy subtitles with different colored text for each character and several words [[TooLongDidntDub left in Japanese]] with translation notes explaining what they mean and then saying there's no good English translation (a TakeThat against a certain fansub group that does this un-ironically).

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* The opening of ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' depicts a [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] that recreates the events of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' TV series...as a hammy, SuperRobot-esque {{Super Robot|Genre}}-esque affair that bears almost no resemblance to the actual show. Getting in on the gag, at least one fansub group gave the movie cheesy subtitles with different colored text for each character and several words [[TooLongDidntDub left in Japanese]] with translation notes explaining what they mean and then saying there's no good English translation (a TakeThat against a certain fansub group that does this un-ironically).



* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':

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** Tatsumaki is possibly the only person who gets it worse than him. ONE draws her consistently in a sucky fashion in [[WebFirst the original webcomic]], with the highlight probably being [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/109143_onepunch-man-one-chapter-77/page_6 her head growing out of the (pretty large) panel]], and even Murata [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/111942_onepunch-man-chapter-37/page_14 occasionally draws her as a midget]]. This fits her, [[PsychoticManchild given her personality]].

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** Tatsumaki is possibly the only person who gets it worse than him. ONE draws her consistently in a sucky fashion in [[WebFirst the original webcomic]], with the highlight probably being [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/109143_onepunch-man-one-chapter-77/page_6 her head growing out of the (pretty large) panel]], and even Murata [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/111942_onepunch-man-chapter-37/page_14 occasionally draws her as a midget]]. This fits her, [[PsychoticManchild [[PsychopathicManchild given her personality]].



* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Noir'' features a series of backups prose stories parodying old pulp sf stories. ("The Sentinels" by Bolivar Trask) Thomas Halloway reads them, and even uses them to interrogate Professor Xavier. Considering the style and subject this is almost certainly a reference to the ''Iron Dream'' mentioned below. (Ironically, Trask comes across as [[FairForItsDay rather egalitarian by 1930s standards]], in his story the "perfect race" is formed by ''combining'' racial characteristics, and the mutant underclass turns out to be misunderstood. This is ''also'' ironic when you consider that in the main Marvel universe, Bolivar Trask was the bigoted scientist behind the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots.)

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ''Comicbook/XMen Noir'' features a series of backups prose stories parodying old pulp sf stories. ("The Sentinels" by Bolivar Trask) Thomas Halloway reads them, and even uses them to interrogate Professor Xavier. Considering the style and subject this is almost certainly a reference to the ''Iron Dream'' mentioned below. (Ironically, Trask comes across as [[FairForItsDay rather egalitarian by 1930s standards]], in his story the "perfect race" is formed by ''combining'' racial characteristics, and the mutant underclass turns out to be misunderstood. This is ''also'' ironic when you consider that in the main Marvel universe, Bolivar Trask was the bigoted scientist behind the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots.)



* The famous ''nihonbuyou'' number ''Fujimusume'' ("Wisteria Nymph") features a scene where the spirit dances for her LoveInterest in order to try and make him interested. Later, the spirit has drunken some sake and performs the exact same dance, only "a bit wonky". The scene is both very amusing for the audience, and very demanding for the dancer, who must appear wobbly and out-of-rhythm while actually staying in rhythm and keeping the dance recognisable.
* Matthew Bourne's ''SwanLake'', which features all-male swans (among other innovations), features a ballet-within-a-ballet that parodies the conventions of Romantic ballet in general and the original ''Swan Lake'' in particular.

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* The famous ''nihonbuyou'' number ''Fujimusume'' ("Wisteria Nymph") features a scene where the spirit dances for her LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} in order to try and make him interested. Later, the spirit has drunken some sake and performs the exact same dance, only "a bit wonky". The scene is both very amusing for the audience, and very demanding for the dancer, who must appear wobbly and out-of-rhythm while actually staying in rhythm and keeping the dance recognisable.
* Matthew Bourne's ''SwanLake'', ''Theatre/SwanLake'', which features all-male swans (among other innovations), features a ballet-within-a-ballet that parodies the conventions of Romantic ballet in general and the original ''Swan Lake'' in particular.



* Music/HarryNilsson's marvelously irreverent album ''Son of Schmilsson'' includes the song "Joy", a country-music parody built around an IncrediblyLamePun, awkward pauses, repetitive lyrics, and more [[PainfulRhyme obvious rhymes]] than you could shake your ... thyme ... at. Yeah.

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* Music/HarryNilsson's marvelously irreverent album ''Son of Schmilsson'' includes the song "Joy", a country-music parody built around an IncrediblyLamePun, Incredibly Lame {{Pun}}, awkward pauses, repetitive lyrics, and more [[PainfulRhyme obvious rhymes]] than you could shake your ... thyme ... at. Yeah.



** In particular, [[SexPistols Johnny Rotten]] invoked this trope with deliberate avoidance of "good" singing for the [[TheNewRockAndRoll maximum possible shock value]].

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** In particular, [[SexPistols [[Music/SexPistols Johnny Rotten]] invoked this trope with deliberate avoidance of "good" singing for the [[TheNewRockAndRoll maximum possible shock value]].



* Music historians are still debating whether [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Musical_Joke A Musical Joke]]'' is an example of this or an excuse for Mozart to experiment.

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* Music historians are still debating whether [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Musical_Joke A Musical Joke]]'' is an example of this or an excuse for Mozart to experiment.



* Music/PearlJam's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZySl72EByI Olympic Platinum]]", an overblown PowerBallad about the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Written by one of the mixing engineers, it features ridiculous music, backing vocals, and lyrics (at times Eddie Vedder can't even hide that it's a joke - "[[ChewingTheScenery I'll sing like]] [[WhitneyHouston Whitne-eeeee]]"). [[http://www.twofeetthick.com/2012/01/fan-club-single-5-my-olympic-dream/ Even the cover for the fanclub-only single]] indulged in this.

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* Music/PearlJam's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZySl72EByI Olympic Platinum]]", an overblown PowerBallad about the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Written by one of the mixing engineers, it features ridiculous music, backing vocals, and lyrics (at times Eddie Vedder can't even hide that it's a joke - "[[ChewingTheScenery I'll sing like]] [[WhitneyHouston [[Music/WhitneyHouston Whitne-eeeee]]"). [[http://www.twofeetthick.com/2012/01/fan-club-single-5-my-olympic-dream/ Even the cover for the fanclub-only single]] indulged in this.



* After H&M created a line of clothing bearing the logos of fake metal bands just to look cool, Henri Sorvali of {{Music/Finntroll}} and {{Music/Moonsorrow}} decided to [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/finntroll-guitarist-admits-hes-behind-hm-neo-nazi-fake-band-hoax create some bands to fit the logos]]. He went the extra mile with trolling H&M and got others in the Scandinavian metal scene to record songs for each of the fake bands, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRMZTqSrfxw&list=PL1RpYLGwB6WM409EJBVM1MS9bs3httFse post them on Youtube]]. They made sure to make the songs as awful and/or offensive as possible.

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* After H&M created a line of clothing bearing the logos of fake metal bands just to look cool, Henri Sorvali of {{Music/Finntroll}} and {{Music/Moonsorrow}} decided to [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/finntroll-guitarist-admits-hes-behind-hm-neo-nazi-fake-band-hoax create some bands to fit the logos]]. He went the extra mile with trolling H&M and got others in the Scandinavian metal scene to record songs for each of the fake bands, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRMZTqSrfxw&list=PL1RpYLGwB6WM409EJBVM1MS9bs3httFse post them on Youtube]].YouTube]]. They made sure to make the songs as awful and/or offensive as possible.



* At the beginning of the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]] angle, Wrestling/{{WCW}} produced a series of deliberately cheap commercials with the disclaimer, "the following announcement has been paid for by the nWo." They were all in black and white and often featured recordings of Hogan yelling taunts, selective editing of the bad guys wiping out heroes, and sometimes action figures being destroyed.
** Likewise, the first "Souled Out", billed as a PPV financed and organized by nWo, was also deliberately cheap.
* Generally, one of the ideas behind the concept of a {{jobber}} is that they are sub-par wrestlers in their respective league. When promoters want to show off the in-ring prowess of a certain wrestler that they want to turn in to a star, they put them in to easily-won matches with jobbers, who are designed to look mundane and easily beaten in comparison to the hopefully soon-to-be star. This makes the wrestler than the promoters are trying to, well, ''promote'' look like a competent and powerful character by having him handily dispose of the sucky wrestler.
** Some jobbers aren't portrayed as actually being "sucky wrestlers" as much as they are "wrestlers hopelessly out of their league". Some explicitly are shown to be terrible however. Also, when an onscreen non-wrestler personality (like a dastardly manager or an evil executive authority figure) is thrust in to the ring with an actual wrestler, the non-wrestler will play up being clumsy and just plain bad. Behind the scenes though, they usually have a bit wrestling training or even be former wrestlers; Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano (former {{tag team}} champion), Wrestling/MrFuji (who was a champion in several promotions) and the legendary Wrestling/BobbyHeenan are good examples.
* WWE's revival of Wrestling/{{ECW}} began with 2005 and 2006 ''ECW One Night Stand'' pay per views, both serving as ECW reunions. True to the original ECW, they were extremely lacking in the special effects and gigantic elaborate stages that WWE was known for. To add to this, it was held at one of ECW's old stomping grounds: the Hammerstein Ballroom, which is a tiny venue capable of seating capacity a mere 2,500, whereas most WWE PPVs are held in arenas that accommodate roughly 10,000). In 2007, One Night Stand would entirely drop the ECW theme for good to become a standard WWE pay-per-view with extravagant production values and conventional matches in a much larger arena; Wrestling/JoeyStyles remarked on camera that it seemed inappropriate.
* Wrestling/MickFoley as Dude Love. To drive home how different this persona was from Mankind and Cactus Jack, Foley would make his performances as Dude Love as boring as he could. One way included repeatedly putting his opponent into [[RunningGag headlock after headlock after headlock.]] Dude Love's Titan Tron was a perfect example of so bad it's good, and it was entirely intentional.

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* At the beginning of the [[NewWorldOrder [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] angle, Wrestling/{{WCW}} produced a series of deliberately cheap commercials with the disclaimer, "the following announcement has been paid for by the nWo." They were all in black and white and often featured recordings of Hogan yelling taunts, selective editing of the bad guys wiping out heroes, and sometimes action figures being destroyed.
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destroyed. Likewise, the first "Souled Out", billed as a PPV financed and organized by nWo, was also deliberately cheap.
* Generally, one of the ideas behind the concept of a {{jobber}} is that they are sub-par wrestlers in their respective league. When promoters want to show off the in-ring prowess of a certain wrestler that they want to turn in to a star, they put them in to easily-won matches with jobbers, who are designed to look mundane and easily beaten in comparison to the hopefully soon-to-be star. This makes the wrestler than that the promoters are trying to, well, ''promote'' look like a competent and powerful character by having him handily dispose of the sucky wrestler.
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wrestler. Some jobbers aren't portrayed as actually being "sucky wrestlers" as much as they are "wrestlers hopelessly out of their league". Some explicitly are shown to be terrible however. Also, when an onscreen non-wrestler personality (like a dastardly manager or an evil executive authority figure) is thrust in to the ring with an actual wrestler, the non-wrestler will play up being clumsy and just plain bad. Behind the scenes though, they usually have a bit of wrestling training or even be former wrestlers; Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano (former {{tag team}} champion), Wrestling/MrFuji (who was a champion in several promotions) and the legendary Wrestling/BobbyHeenan are good examples.
* WWE's revival of Wrestling/{{ECW}} began with 2005 and 2006 ''ECW One Night Stand'' pay per views, both serving as ECW reunions. True to the original ECW, they were extremely lacking in the special effects and gigantic elaborate stages that WWE was known for. To add to this, it was held at one of ECW's old stomping grounds: the Hammerstein Ballroom, which is a tiny venue capable of seating capacity a mere 2,500, whereas most WWE PPVs [=PPVs=] are held in arenas that accommodate roughly 10,000). In 2007, One Night Stand would entirely drop the ECW theme for good to become a standard WWE pay-per-view with extravagant production values and conventional matches in a much larger arena; Wrestling/JoeyStyles remarked on camera that it seemed inappropriate.
* Wrestling/MickFoley as Dude Love. To drive home how different this persona was from Mankind and Cactus Jack, Foley would make his performances as Dude Love as boring as he could. One way included repeatedly putting his opponent into [[RunningGag headlock after headlock after headlock.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji57845nSL4 Dude Love's Titan Tron TitanTron]] was a perfect example of so bad it's good, and it was entirely intentional.



* "Don Juan Triumphant", the opera that the ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' writes and extorts into production in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber production, is hideously overwrought and cliched even by the standards of ''opera.''

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* "Don Juan Triumphant", the opera that the ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' writes and extorts into production in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber production, is hideously overwrought and cliched even by the standards of ''opera.''



* ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' isn't high quality animation and lampshades it, but one part that stands out as lame even in context is the dancing figure, which looks and sounds like something an amateur might have developed on an early-model AppleMacintosh.

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* ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' isn't high quality animation and lampshades it, but one part that stands out as lame even in context is the dancing figure, which looks and sounds like something an amateur might have developed on an early-model AppleMacintosh.UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh.



* MattNDusty plays with this to a degree with its animation, even Lampshading it on multiple occasions.

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* MattNDusty WebAnimation/MattNDusty plays with this to a degree with its animation, even Lampshading it on multiple occasions.



* Dutch web video series ''Kud'' has one episode in which one of the main characters ([[NoNameGiven The Green One]]) makes a video parodying Dutch ice skater Sven Kramer, who infamously took the wrong lane during an ice skating tournament. The video consists of a stick-figure Sven Kramer [[RapeAsComedy being sodomized]] by a [[EverythingIsBetterWithDinosaurs badly drawn brontosaurus]].

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* Dutch web video series ''Kud'' has one episode in which one of the main characters ([[NoNameGiven The Green One]]) makes a video parodying Dutch ice skater Sven Kramer, who infamously took the wrong lane during an ice skating tournament. The video consists of a stick-figure Sven Kramer [[RapeAsComedy being sodomized]] by a [[EverythingIsBetterWithDinosaurs [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs badly drawn brontosaurus]].



* Creator/EmilyYoucis uses the Microsoft Voice Sam to voice George Bush in the ''[[WebAnimation/AlfredAlferShorts Alfred Christmas special]]'', among using bad jokes in general.

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* Creator/EmilyYoucis uses the Microsoft Voice Sam to voice George Bush in the ''[[WebAnimation/AlfredAlferShorts ''[[WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse Alfred Christmas special]]'', among using bad jokes in general.
6th Nov '16 1:49:22 PM wootzits
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* ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sergeant Frog]]'' has the FiveManBand attempt to create an anime movie. The characters were little better than doodles, nothing moves and the voice acting has nothing to sync to. Only the (pirated) backgrounds looks good.

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* ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sergeant Frog]]'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has the FiveManBand attempt to create an anime movie. The characters were little better than doodles, nothing moves and the voice acting has nothing to sync to. Only the (pirated) backgrounds looks good.
20th Oct '16 4:49:12 PM TylerL320
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* The "Discovery" portion of Music/{{Rush}}'s "Music/TwentyOneTwelve" begins with a deliberately out-of-tune and simplistic acoustic guitar solo that slowly becomes more complex and competent, representing the narrator teaching themself the newly-found instrument.
29th Sep '16 5:37:38 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', one SundayStrip was written by upper management due to a writer's strike. The text consisted of a crude TakeThat against unions, full of typos and positioned badly.
25th Sep '16 11:56:58 AM pyroclastic
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* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000[=/=]UltraSuperHappyCuteBabyFestFarmer3000 ("bad" video games)

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* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000[=/=]UltraSuperHappyCuteBabyFestFarmer3000 ("bad" (thematically "bad" video games)
* PacManFever (technologically "bad" video games)
15th Sep '16 4:05:39 PM Jacob175
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* One ''Manga/BlueSeed'' omake is a parody of old monster movie trailers. The English dub arguably makes it funnier by having improperly emoted voice acting that doesn't always match up with the lip movements as a nod to the earliest dubbing attempts of anime.
3rd Sep '16 9:36:32 PM Generality
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*** On another level, Saitama's appearance provides a meta-context to his perception by other characters: he's regarded as a RidiculouslyAverageGuy and seldom noticed until he starts busting up the scenery. As such, he's drawn with the level of care an artist might give to a tiny background figure who is of no importance to the scene.
1st Sep '16 5:27:57 PM rjd1922
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* TheLightOfCourage is a series of fan animations based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' done in a deliberately blocky and polygonal style to imitate the low quality of the fan script they are based on.

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* TheLightOfCourage ''Fanfic/TheLightOfCourage'' is a series of fan animations based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' done in a deliberately blocky and polygonal style to imitate the low quality of the fan script they are based on.
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