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27th Jul '16 2:44:36 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** On the other hand, their 2016 single "Love is a Soldier" smacks of this, as the band tries out [=EDM=] to...mixed results.
25th Jul '16 5:19:45 PM MsChibi
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See also PopularityPolynomial, MascotWithAttitude, DiscreditedMeme, FollowTheLeader, TwoDecadesBehind, LongRunnerTechMarchesOn, SocietyMarchesOn, JumpingTheShark, NetworkDecay, MagazineDecay, and more than a few [[TheScrappy Scrappies]] and cases of MisaimedMarketing. Contrast GrowingWithTheAudience.

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See also PopularityPolynomial, MascotWithAttitude, DiscreditedMeme, FollowTheLeader, TwoDecadesBehind, LongRunnerTechMarchesOn, SocietyMarchesOn, JumpingTheShark, NetworkDecay, MagazineDecay, PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy, and more than a few [[TheScrappy Scrappies]] and cases of MisaimedMarketing. Contrast GrowingWithTheAudience.
24th Jul '16 8:02:00 AM DesertDragon
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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E22LisaGoesGaga Lisa Goes Gaga]]" (the episode focusing on Music/LadyGaga's guest appearance) -- much like the Ke$ha couch gag from "To Surveil With Love" and all of "The D'oh-cial Network" -- played out like a ''Simpsons''-Lady Gaga crossover fanfiction. While there have episodes with celebrity guest stars before on the show, this was literally 20 minutes of nothing but Lady Gaga having her ass kissed, which may have been great for her fans, but not to people who aren't really into her music. It's especially grating when you consider that some of the other famous iconic guest stars on the show like Music/PaulMcCartney, Creator/ElizabethTaylor, or Creator/KirkDouglas, only appeared in small cameo roles or parts that only took up one-third of the episode's plot. The episode rehashed a lot of jokes about Lady Gaga that have been done before (and done better elsewhere) and received some backlash from fans.

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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E22LisaGoesGaga Lisa Goes Gaga]]" (the episode focusing on Music/LadyGaga's guest appearance) -- much like the Ke$ha couch gag from "To Surveil With Love" and all of "The D'oh-cial Network" -- played out like a ''Simpsons''-Lady Gaga crossover fanfiction. While there have other episodes with where the celebrity guest stars before on was central to the show, plot rather than a brief cameo, this was literally 20 minutes of nothing but Lady Gaga having her ass kissed, essentially a twenty-minute tribute to Gaga, which may have been great for her fans, but not to people who aren't really into her music. It's especially grating when you consider that some of the other famous iconic guest stars on the show like Music/PaulMcCartney, Creator/ElizabethTaylor, or Creator/KirkDouglas, only appeared in small cameo roles or parts that only took up one-third of the episode's plot.anyone else. The episode rehashed a lot of jokes about Lady Gaga that have been done before (and done better elsewhere) and received some backlash from fans.
22nd Jul '16 7:20:21 PM merotoker
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TropesAreTools aside, this is usually a sign of [[BadWritingIndex bad writing]], especially if you're a TV or movie writer trying to make your current long-running show more hip or [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks trying to revive a long-dead franchise for a new generation]]. On the other hand, sometimes it works, and if the alternative is leaving your story looking ''decades'' out-of-date... The trick is to update the right things, update them the right way, and leave the timeless things that people liked about the franchise in the first place alone.

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TropesAreTools aside, this is usually a sign of [[BadWritingIndex bad writing]], {{bad writing|Index}}, especially if you're a TV or movie writer trying to make your current long-running show more hip or [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks trying to revive a long-dead franchise for a new generation]]. On the other hand, sometimes it works, and if the alternative is leaving your story looking ''decades'' out-of-date... The trick is to update the right things, update them the right way, and leave the timeless things that people liked about the franchise in the first place alone.



* VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. Unlike many of the other examples on here it's a parodic example of this trope, since the ad shows [[SelfDeprecation Ice working as a grocery store stockboy]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.

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* VanillaIce Music/VanillaIce appeared in a Kraft macaroni and cheese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0HMWVPv_M commercial]] to advertise the tie-in with the MichaelBay ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' movie, where he does the "Ninja Rap" he did in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II]]'' way back in 1991. Unlike many of the other examples on here it's a parodic example of this trope, since the ad shows [[SelfDeprecation Ice working as a grocery store stockboy]], and the kid in the commercial isn't nearly as impressed with the rap as his mom is.



* A series of anti-texting-while-driving [=PSAs=] from Australia, called "Don't Be a Dickhead", fall into this trope hard. It proclaims that every time you use a mobile phone while driving, gingers (or "[[ItsPronouncedTroPay gingaz]]") [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLTCOb0BMus get laid]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgkV033Sos redheads get wings]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HWOwLT7S18 emos are born]].

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* A series of anti-texting-while-driving [=PSAs=] from Australia, called "Don't Be a Dickhead", fall into this trope hard. It proclaims that every time you use a mobile phone while driving, gingers (or "[[ItsPronouncedTroPay "[[ItIsPronouncedTroPay gingaz]]") [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLTCOb0BMus get laid]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgkV033Sos redheads get wings]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HWOwLT7S18 emos are born]].



* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': As the series went on some stories start to fall into this trope. An example is ''Nerorock'', a story Sleen drew in the 1980s in which Nero starts a succesful rock band. Adhemar claims to be a ''rock music'' fan and then names several artists and bands that Sleen clearly just transcribed from a hit parade list, because many of them are from very different musical genres.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': As the series went on some stories start to fall into this trope. An example is ''Nerorock'', a story Sleen drew in the 1980s in which Nero starts a succesful successful rock band. Adhemar claims to be a ''rock music'' fan and then names several artists and bands that Sleen clearly just transcribed from a hit parade list, because many of them are from very different musical genres.



* Creator/{{Lifetime}}'s 2014 television film ''Film/GrumpyCatsWorstChristmasEver'' is a ''perfect'' (or shall we say, ''[[IncrediblyLamePun purrfect]]''?) example of this trope in action.

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* Creator/{{Lifetime}}'s 2014 television film ''Film/GrumpyCatsWorstChristmasEver'' is a ''perfect'' (or shall we say, ''[[IncrediblyLamePun purrfect]]''?) ''{{pu|n}}rrfect''?) example of this trope in action.



* ''Film/{{Barbershop}}: The Next Cut'' was always going to have a hard time avoiding accusations of this, considering it's a 2016 sequel to a movie that came out in 2002, and the only other ''Barbershop'' sequel came out in ''2004''. But when the movie's ad campaign also heavily advertises a new character played by Music/NickiMinaj, and the trailers namedrop selfies, hashtags, "Safe Spaces", and the election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama, well...

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* ''Film/{{Barbershop}}: The Next Cut'' was always going to have a hard time avoiding accusations of this, considering [[SequelGap it's a 2016 sequel to a movie that came out in 2002, 2002]], and the only other ''Barbershop'' sequel came out in ''2004''. But when the movie's ad campaign also heavily advertises a new character played by Music/NickiMinaj, and the trailers namedrop selfies, hashtags, "Safe Spaces", and the election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama, well...



* Owing to ValuesDissonance and TechnologyMarchesOn, post-1980s adaptations of the novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have dealt with this trope. Compulsive gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde and TV addict Mike Teavee have undergone a great deal of MenaceDecay over the years, so their personalities and habits have to be rethought in order to make them sufficently obnoxious to warrant IronicHell punishments. The challenge is to make their habits of-the-moment while turning out to be endemic of larger issues that won't date as easily. Both of the following adaptations also take place in {{Retro Universe}}s where styles and technologies of various past eras rub shoulders with those of the present. [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2005 film adaptation]], Mike is a jaded InsufferableGenius obsessed with violent video games as well as TV. Violet is a GoGetterGirl with a StageMom, both of whom are fixated on winning any competition that comes their way. [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2013 stage musical]], Mike's obsession with electronics of all kinds is used to keep him occupied so he doesn't cause as much real-world trouble as he otherwise would, as he is an EnfantTerrible whom no adult seems capable of controlling. Violet is a resident of HorribleHollywood whose father has helped parlay her non-talent of gum-chewing into a CashCowFranchise (in the same way that reality show stars and people like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian become famous). The GenreRoulette of the songs associates Mike with techno and Violet with kid-friendly rap -- but also disco.
* [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12990938_10154176871753783_5627065708669801550_n_zps83edagb4.jpg This]] edition of {{Macbeth}}, told entirely [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12439346_10154176871748783_4684349759779195133_n_zpszhfe7x3g.jpg with text speak]] [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12963473_10154176871743783_8898059012303324166_n_zpst4jng3ee.jpg and emoticons]]. It has such lines as Lady MacBeth saying "Did he RSVP?". [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12994550_10154176871758783_974154014973744443_n_zps4isvtwkc.jpg Two more plays were given the same treatment,]] clearly in an attempt to connect to younger readers in a TotallyRadical way.

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* Owing to ValuesDissonance and TechnologyMarchesOn, post-1980s adaptations of the novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' have dealt with this trope. Compulsive gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde and TV addict Mike Teavee have undergone a great deal of MenaceDecay over the years, so their personalities and habits have to be rethought in order to make them sufficently sufficiently obnoxious to warrant IronicHell punishments. The challenge is to make their habits of-the-moment while turning out to be endemic of larger issues that won't date as easily. Both of the following adaptations also take place in {{Retro Universe}}s where styles and technologies of various past eras rub shoulders with those of the present. [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2005 film adaptation]], Mike is a jaded InsufferableGenius obsessed with violent video games as well as TV. Violet is a GoGetterGirl with a StageMom, both of whom are fixated on winning any competition that comes their way. [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory In the 2013 stage musical]], Mike's obsession with electronics of all kinds is used to keep him occupied so he doesn't cause as much real-world trouble as he otherwise would, as he is an EnfantTerrible whom no adult seems capable of controlling. Violet is a resident of HorribleHollywood whose father has helped parlay her non-talent of gum-chewing into a CashCowFranchise (in the same way that reality show stars and people like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian become famous). The GenreRoulette of the songs associates Mike with techno and Violet with kid-friendly rap -- but also disco.
* [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12990938_10154176871753783_5627065708669801550_n_zps83edagb4.jpg This]] edition of {{Macbeth}}, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', told entirely [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12439346_10154176871748783_4684349759779195133_n_zpszhfe7x3g.jpg with text speak]] [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12963473_10154176871743783_8898059012303324166_n_zpst4jng3ee.jpg and emoticons]]. It has such lines as Lady MacBeth Macbeth saying "Did he RSVP?". [[http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc334/makzii/12994550_10154176871758783_974154014973744443_n_zps4isvtwkc.jpg Two more plays were given the same treatment,]] clearly in an attempt to connect to younger readers in a TotallyRadical way.



** The two major Music/PinkFloyd-related releases of 1987, the official band's ''A Momentary Lapse Of Reason'' [[note]]AMLOR was, in its defense, recorded tentatively by David Gilmour at his houseboat studio, under great duress, with help from producer Bob Ezrin, keyboardist Jon Carin and various studio musicians, with minimum input by drummer Nick Mason or keyboardist Richard Wright, in the middle of a bitter legal battle with Waters over the right to the Pink Floyd name, and was either meant to be a Pink Floyd release or Gilmour solo album depending on the lawsuit's outcome[[/note]] and RogerWaters' ''Radio KAOS'' (along with David Gilmour's 1984 solo album, ''About Face'') are awash in then-state-of-the-art synthesizers and drum machine programming, reverberant drums, late-1980s studio techniques, etc. in an attempt to modernize their sound. Though ''AMLOR'' and, to a minor degree, ''KAOS'', gained radio airplay and Top 40 success, the sounds or both albums, Waters' effort especially, sound tied to their times. Late 2014's "The Endless River" was released to mixed critical reviews, and did not contain three-fifths of the founding members. It disappointed many longtime fans by being ambient and repetitive.

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** The two major Music/PinkFloyd-related releases of 1987, the official band's ''A Momentary Lapse Of Reason'' [[note]]AMLOR was, in its defense, recorded tentatively by David Gilmour at his houseboat studio, under great duress, with help from producer Bob Ezrin, keyboardist Jon Carin and various studio musicians, with minimum input by drummer Nick Mason or keyboardist Richard Wright, in the middle of a bitter legal battle with Waters over the right to the Pink Floyd name, and was either meant to be a Pink Floyd release or Gilmour solo album depending on the lawsuit's outcome[[/note]] and RogerWaters' Music/RogerWaters' ''Radio KAOS'' (along with David Gilmour's 1984 solo album, ''About Face'') are awash in then-state-of-the-art synthesizers and drum machine programming, reverberant drums, late-1980s studio techniques, etc. in an attempt to modernize their sound. Though ''AMLOR'' and, to a minor degree, ''KAOS'', gained radio airplay and Top 40 success, the sounds or both albums, Waters' effort especially, sound tied to their times. Late 2014's "The Endless River" was released to mixed critical reviews, and did not contain three-fifths of the founding members. It disappointed many longtime fans by being ambient and repetitive.



** Joel ''himself'' seemed to fall victim to this with his 1986 album, ''The Bridge'', incorporating SynthPop and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] influences, along with a duet with CyndiLauper on "Code of Silence".

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** Joel ''himself'' seemed to fall victim to this with his 1986 album, ''The Bridge'', incorporating SynthPop and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] influences, along with a duet with CyndiLauper Music/CyndiLauper on "Code of Silence".



** Then there's [[http://joshreads.com/?p=26332 this]] 2015 example from ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'', which randomly references RageComics.

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** Then there's [[http://joshreads.com/?p=26332 this]] 2015 example from ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'', which randomly references RageComics.''WebComic/RageComics''.



* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope. While it is an attempt by Disney to make WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse relevant again, the people really screaming "We're still relevant, dammit!" are the characters ''in'' the game. The people living in Wasteland have been abandoned and forgotten by those who created them, and some of them want to use Mickey as a means to leave Wasteland and be loved again. Also an inversion in that their efforts to make Mickey as a character relevant again was by ''restoring'' him to how the character was originally portrayed in the [[{{Reconstruction}} early 30s]]. Special mention goes to Oswald the Rabbit who happens to be Walt Disney's earliest character before Mickey became his newest flagship, his main motivation in the game is to take out Mickey and take his place. By then Oswalds promience resurged once again, and he is then featured in newer Disney works.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope. While it is an attempt by Disney to make WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse relevant again, the people really screaming "We're still relevant, dammit!" are the characters ''in'' the game. The people living in Wasteland have been abandoned and forgotten by those who created them, and some of them want to use Mickey as a means to leave Wasteland and be loved again. Also an inversion in that their efforts to make Mickey as a character relevant again was by ''restoring'' him to how the character was originally portrayed in the [[{{Reconstruction}} early 30s]]. Special mention goes to Oswald the Rabbit who happens to be Walt Disney's earliest character before Mickey became his newest flagship, his main motivation in the game is to take out Mickey and take his place. By then Oswalds promience prominence resurged once again, and he is then featured in newer Disney works.



* Ruthlessly mocked in the Brock's Dub [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDfIl75Lj8 parody]] of ''{{Film/Ted2}}''. Throughout the video Ted keeps making extremely forced references to relatively current topics as the main crux of his jokes in order to remain topical. At first the references are at least vaguely relatable to what's happening on-screen (referencing Twitter while using a phone camera, making forced references to modern feminism in a conversation with a female character, etc.), but eventually Ted just gives up and starts randomly mentioning recently popular things in the hopes of getting a laugh.

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* Ruthlessly mocked in the Brock's Dub [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDfIl75Lj8 parody]] of ''{{Film/Ted2}}''.''{{Film/Ted 2}}''. Throughout the video Ted keeps making extremely forced references to relatively current topics as the main crux of his jokes in order to remain topical. At first the references are at least vaguely relatable to what's happening on-screen (referencing Twitter while using a phone camera, making forced references to modern feminism in a conversation with a female character, etc.), but eventually Ted just gives up and starts randomly mentioning recently popular things in the hopes of getting a laugh.



** The opening to the episode "To Surveil With Love," in which the entire Springfield populace lip syncs to Music/{{Kesha}}'s "[=TiK ToK=]" was an obvious attempt at pandering to a younger demographic (though this was done as part of a gimmicky stunt called "FOX Rocks" where FOX cobbles up musical moments from their Animation Domination shows, which is why the very serious ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Brian and Stewie" had a clip show of musical moments tacked on it). Many older fans growled at this unneccessary attempt to be hip.

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** The opening to the episode "To Surveil With Love," in which the entire Springfield populace lip syncs to Music/{{Kesha}}'s "[=TiK ToK=]" was an obvious attempt at pandering to a younger demographic (though this was done as part of a gimmicky stunt called "FOX Rocks" where FOX cobbles up musical moments from their Animation Domination shows, which is why the very serious ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Brian and Stewie" had a clip show of musical moments tacked on it). Many older fans growled at this unneccessary unnecessary attempt to be hip.



* Of late, there has been some nostalgia (mostly of the SoBadItsGood kind) for ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. More specifically, people remember the cartoon hosted by wrestler Captain Lou, who starred as Mario in live-action framing segments. Almost nobody fondly remembers the "Club Mario" incarnation of the same series. The Captain Lou segments were deemed no longer cool and were swapped out for...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqxE8lsad0 this]].

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* Of late, there has been some nostalgia (mostly of the SoBadItsGood kind) for ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. More specifically, people remember the cartoon hosted by wrestler Captain Lou, who starred as Mario in live-action framing segments. Almost nobody fondly remembers the "Club Mario" incarnation of the same series. The Captain Lou segments were deemed no longer cool and were swapped out for...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqxE8lsad0 this]].



** In the wake of recent discussions regarding political correctness, the reboot has focused on promoting a girl power edge by removing [[MsFanservice Ms. Bellum]] from the cast and trying to promote transgender rights in an episode. While this might seem like a good idea on paper , poor handling (and seemingly ignoring that Ms Bellum was hyper-competent and that her role went beyond fanservice) led to the new show being both anti-feminist and transphobic.

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** In the wake of recent discussions regarding political correctness, the reboot has focused on promoting a girl power edge by removing [[MsFanservice Ms. Bellum]] from the cast and trying to promote transgender rights in an episode. While this might seem like a good idea on paper , paper, poor handling (and seemingly ignoring that Ms Bellum was hyper-competent and that her role went beyond fanservice) led to the new show being both anti-feminist and transphobic.



** Weirdmageddon Part 2 had a version of Dipper named "Dippy Fresh" who acted pretty much as a parody of TotallyRadical incarnations of characters. Especially funny if you remember the above Disney entries like QuackPack. In essence, [[TakeThatUs it's a Disney show poking fun at Disney shows.]]

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** Weirdmageddon "Weirdmageddon Part 2 2" had a version of Dipper named "Dippy Fresh" who acted pretty much as a parody of TotallyRadical incarnations of characters. Especially funny if you remember the above Disney entries like QuackPack. ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''. In essence, [[TakeThatUs [[SelfDeprecation it's a Disney show poking fun at Disney shows.]]
14th Jul '16 12:22:42 AM SenorCornholio
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** Weirdmageddon Part 2 had a version of Dipper named "Dippy Fresh" who acted pretty much as a parody of TotallyRadical incarnations of characters. Especially funny if you remember the above Disney entries like QuackPack. In essence, [[TakeThatUs it's a Disney show poking fun at Disney shows.]]
14th Jul '16 12:09:12 AM SenorCornholio
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** The show has fallen into this according to many. It's an attempt at [[SettingUpdate modernizing]] the original 1990s ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Buttercup's use of slang is borderline TotallyRadical, memes are referenced, and the characters are more into modern culture than before. The episode "Painbow" is especially considered this due to lines such as "OMG! YAAAAAAAS!" and "I literally can't even!", as well as a scene where Bubbles and Blossom ''twerk''.

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** The show has fallen into this according to many. It's an attempt at [[SettingUpdate modernizing]] the original 1990s ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Buttercup's use of slang is borderline TotallyRadical, memes are referenced, referenced (such as the infamous [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/x8wOE7J8G1U/sddefault.jpg No Me Gusta]] scene which, for the record, [[CriticalResearchFailure was actually the]] [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/232/114/e39.png NO face]]), and the characters are more into modern culture than before. The episode "Painbow" is especially considered this due to lines such as "OMG! YAAAAAAAS!" and "I literally can't even!", as well as a scene where Bubbles and Blossom ''twerk''.
13th Jul '16 4:35:40 PM comicwriter
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* The 2015 ''Comicbook/BlackCanary'' comic, spinning off from "Batgirl of Burnside" mentioned above, has Dinah as the lead singer of an indie band called Black Canary. However [[TropesAreTools this one is agreed to have worked pretty well]], with many considering it to be how the Batgirl retool should've been done.

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* The 2015 ''Comicbook/BlackCanary'' comic, spinning off from "Batgirl of Burnside" mentioned above, has Dinah as the lead singer of an indie band called Black Canary. However [[TropesAreTools this one is agreed to have worked pretty well]], with many considering it to be how the Batgirl retool should've been done.a well-executed series.
12th Jul '16 9:26:21 AM Pichu-kun
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNGVaN8FPYw One Halloween episode]] had a scene where incarnations of the characters appeared referencing popular, contemporary anime and cartoon characters. This included Lisa as Mikasa from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Bart as the titular protagonist of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Maggie as Pikachu from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}, Marge as Rangiku from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', everyone as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' characters, everyone as Minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', and everyone as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' characters. At least the joke has Lisa explaining the characters as spinoff characters created by an "evil marketing entity".

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNGVaN8FPYw One Halloween episode]] had a scene where incarnations of the characters appeared referencing popular, contemporary anime and cartoon characters. This included Lisa as Mikasa from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Bart as the titular protagonist of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Maggie as Pikachu from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Marge as Rangiku from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', everyone as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' characters, everyone as Minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', and everyone as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' characters. At least the joke has Lisa explaining the characters as spinoff characters created by an "evil marketing entity".
12th Jul '16 9:22:12 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics''

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** Season 27's "Barthood" is a parody of ''Film/{{Boyhood}}''.

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** Season 27's "Barthood" is a parody of ''Film/{{Boyhood}}''.''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' a few years after the film came out.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNGVaN8FPYw One Halloween episode]] had a scene where incarnations of the characters appeared referencing popular, contemporary anime and cartoon characters. This included Lisa as Mikasa from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Bart as the titular protagonist of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Maggie as Pikachu from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}, Marge as Rangiku from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', everyone as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' characters, everyone as Minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', and everyone as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' characters. At least the joke has Lisa explaining the characters as spinoff characters created by an "evil marketing entity".
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* In a very similar case to the G2 Transformers commercial, for the 2006 Piraka set line, ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' also attempted to promote their sets with a shoddy rap song, as well as forcing the characters into a "gangsta'" setting, complete with the villains lounging around in their fortress which is surrounded with chain fences, sitting on sofas, chewing bubblegum, and doing various other activities that not only had nothing to do with the official story, but clashed something fierce with the image the franchise had built up in the previous years.

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* In a very similar case to the G2 Transformers commercial, for the 2006 Piraka set line, ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' also attempted to promote their sets with a shoddy rap song, as well as forcing the characters into a "gangsta'" setting, complete with the villains lounging around in their fortress which is surrounded with chain fences, sitting on sofas, chewing bubblegum, and doing various other activities that not only had nothing to do with the official story, but clashed something fierce with the image the franchise had built up in the previous years.
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