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2nd Feb '17 12:51:11 PM lakingsif
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* TakeThatTitForTat: Dueling works swapping Take Thats with each other.
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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[[noreallife]]
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.
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