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31st Jul '16 11:11:13 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* SelfDeprecation: Take That, Me!



* SelfDeprecation: Take That, Me!

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* SelfDeprecation: Take That, Me!
10th Jun '16 2:23:54 AM valar55
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But sometimes it's a bit more mean-spirited than that. Whether it's because of a [[TheRival perceived rivalry]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], bitterness or {{pride}}, the mention will be derogatory and boastful. More often than not, rather than being a "Take that!" to the disparaged show, it'll reflect ''even worse'' on the joker making a good production turn sour, and a bad production look like a monumental act of hubris. It can be especially jarring [[HilariousInHindsight (and often hilarious for reasons the producers didn't intend)]] if the show being mocked goes on to win popular and / or critical acclaim, awards, and respect from its audience, while the show doing the mocking becomes widely reviled or forgotten. And even when that doesn't happen, a particularly nasty and/or unsubtle Take That can alienate fans of whatever it's targeting rather than making them laugh. [[TropesAreTools On the flip side]], however, a "Take That" which is well-done and on-point can be enjoyable and satisfying to watch (even if mainly in a ''schadenfreude'' sense), and if the creator is particularly skilled then even the ''target'' might be willing to admit that the Take That had a point, or at least was ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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But sometimes it's a bit more mean-spirited than that. Whether it's because of a [[TheRival perceived rivalry]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], bitterness or {{pride}}, the mention will be derogatory and boastful. More often than not, rather than being a "Take that!" to the disparaged show, it'll reflect ''even worse'' on the joker making a good production turn sour, and a bad production look like a monumental act of hubris. It can be especially jarring [[HilariousInHindsight (and often hilarious for reasons the producers didn't intend)]] if the show being mocked goes on to win popular and / or critical acclaim, awards, and respect from its audience, while the show doing the mocking becomes widely reviled or forgotten. And even when that doesn't happen, a particularly nasty and/or unsubtle Take That can alienate fans of whatever it's targeting rather than making them laugh. [[TropesAreTools On the flip side]], however, a "Take That" which is well-done and on-point can be enjoyable and satisfying to watch (even if mainly in a ''schadenfreude'' sense), and if the creator is particularly skilled skilled, then even the ''target'' might be willing to admit that the Take That had a point, or at least was ActuallyPrettyFunny.
10th Jun '16 2:18:07 AM valar55
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Not to be confused with ThisLoserIsYou. Nor with the [[Music/TakeThat British boy band]]. Nor the BigWordShout used by protagonists in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Nor the BoardGame mechanic where players directly make moves against others in the game. Often a SuperTrope of MuseAbuse.

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Not to be confused with ThisLoserIsYou. Nor ThisLoserIsYou, nor with the [[Music/TakeThat British boy band]]. Nor the BigWordShout used by protagonists in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Nor series, nor the BoardGame mechanic where players directly make moves against others in the game. Often a SuperTrope of MuseAbuse.
1st Jun '16 7:30:59 PM DoctorCooper
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7th Jan '16 1:32:47 PM mephistos
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But sometimes it's a bit more mean-spirited than that. Whether it's because of a [[TheRival perceived rivalry]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], bitterness or {{pride}}, the mention will be derogatory and boastful. More often than not, rather than being a "Take that!" to the disparaged show, it'll reflect ''even worse'' on the joker making a good production turn sour, and a bad production look like a monumental act of hubris. It can be especially jarring [[HilariousInHindsight (and often hilarious for reasons the producers didn't intend)]] if the show being mocked goes on to win popular and / or critical acclaim, awards, and respect from its audience, while the show doing the mocking becomes widely reviled or forgotten. And even when that doesn't happen, a particularly nasty and/or unsubtle TakeThat can alienate fans of whatever it's targeting rather than making them laugh. [[TropesAreTools On the flip side]], however, a "Take That" which is well-done and on-point can be enjoyable and satisfying to watch (even if mainly in a ''schadenfreude'' sense), and if the creator is particularly skilled then even the ''target'' might be willing to admit that the Take That had a point, or at least was ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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But sometimes it's a bit more mean-spirited than that. Whether it's because of a [[TheRival perceived rivalry]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], bitterness or {{pride}}, the mention will be derogatory and boastful. More often than not, rather than being a "Take that!" to the disparaged show, it'll reflect ''even worse'' on the joker making a good production turn sour, and a bad production look like a monumental act of hubris. It can be especially jarring [[HilariousInHindsight (and often hilarious for reasons the producers didn't intend)]] if the show being mocked goes on to win popular and / or critical acclaim, awards, and respect from its audience, while the show doing the mocking becomes widely reviled or forgotten. And even when that doesn't happen, a particularly nasty and/or unsubtle TakeThat Take That can alienate fans of whatever it's targeting rather than making them laugh. [[TropesAreTools On the flip side]], however, a "Take That" which is well-done and on-point can be enjoyable and satisfying to watch (even if mainly in a ''schadenfreude'' sense), and if the creator is particularly skilled then even the ''target'' might be willing to admit that the Take That had a point, or at least was ActuallyPrettyFunny.
31st Dec '15 4:17:12 AM StFan
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* TakeThat/ComicStrips



* TakeThat/NewspaperComics
18th Oct '15 12:16:07 AM TauCeti
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This is sometimes known as a "potshot" in normal parlance.

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This is sometimes known as a "potshot" in [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary normal parlance.
parlance]].
8th Oct '15 4:48:55 PM supergod
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Not to be confused with ThisLoserIsYou. Nor with the [[Music/TakeThat British boy band]]. Nor the BigWordShout used by protagonists in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Often a SuperTrope of MuseAbuse.

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Not to be confused with ThisLoserIsYou. Nor with the [[Music/TakeThat British boy band]]. Nor the BigWordShout used by protagonists in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. Nor the BoardGame mechanic where players directly make moves against others in the game. Often a SuperTrope of MuseAbuse.
21st Sep '15 7:10:43 AM Kitchen90
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[-'''''Note to Tropers''': please do not {{pothole}} any "hilarious" insults you may feel like making towards your least favorite work to this article. We tried letting that slide once, but the potshots got too frequent for their own good and had to be quashed (that, and it's Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage nine times out of ten).''-]

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[-'''''Note to Tropers''': please Please do not {{pothole}} any "hilarious" insults you may feel like making towards your least favorite work to this article. We tried letting that slide once, but the potshots got too frequent for their own good and had to be quashed (that, and it's Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage nine times out of ten).''-]
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