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* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3rWBvlRLZM 2010 Liege-Bastonge-Liege]] episode of WebOriginal/HowTheRaceWasWon, Cosmo ends the video with "I'm Cosmo Catalano, and that's how you do your job". This is after spending more than a third of his video talking about how poor a job cycling journalists had done talking about the race.
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18398_why-star-trek-universe-secretly-horrifying.html "What other civilizations are like that?" "North Korea." "Apple stores."]]
* The ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE Tim Burton's Secret Formula]]" seems to be a jab at how Creator/TimBurton's movie formula is just the same thing recycled. You can tell that from the DullSurprise reactions of the executives to Burton saying that the studio plans to make another film. Also, when the casting director is told "get me Creator/JohnnyDepp and my wife on the phone," he says, "I can't ever not do that," and we see that the cell phone in question can only call Johnny Depp and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter.
* [[http://www.grudge-match.com/current.html The WWWF]] has made quite a few in their time.
** They really have a thing for Al Gore:
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/judgejudy.shtml Kenneth Starr vs. Bill Clinton on Judge Judy]], Paul argues that Clinton can't be impeached because if he is, then Al Gore would become president, and there is no way Judge Judy is going to let that happen. This match is pretty full of Take Thats all around, claiming that both candidates fail to meet the five criteria of victory on Judge Judy ("Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth", "make your point and shut up", "Don't be an idiot", "Don't put your children at risk", and "Don't tick off the judge").
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/culkin-zombies.shtml Kevin McCallister vs. Night of The Living Dead]], Brian argues that Kevin can just pop in a tape of the latest presidential debate, and the zombies will stumble off to vote for their undead leader Al Gore. John counters saying "They're undead, not dumb." John also claims that "any scene in which Michael Jackson has a ''girlfriend'' is clearly the fantasy scene", and that "in Chicago, it's hard to tell the difference between the living dead and regular passersby", and Brian asks "if the zombie's mission is to consume as much human brain as possible by daybreak, why are they going after Macauley Culkin?"
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/aol_gore.shtml AOL vs. Al Gore]], Hotbranch has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when he realizes he has to choose between AOL and Al Gore to fight CI Host for him.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/Maul_MacLeod.shtml Darth Maul vs. Connor MacLeod]], that if all else fails, Connor can just explain how all the Highlander movies make sense together, and Maul's head will explode.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/galactica_voyager.shtml Voyager vs. Battlestar Galactica]], The two spend much of the time arguing over which show has worse writers.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/barney-wesley.shtml Barney the Purple Dinosaur vs. Wesley Crusher]], the reason the two have been put together is because they're "the two most hated figures on the internet."
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/scrooge-grinch.shtml Ebenezer Scrooge vs. The Grinch]], There are very frequent mentions of how everyone wants to see Elmo gut-shot.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/letterman-leno.shtml David Letterman vs. Jay Leno]], Mark compares David Letterman to the A-Team, saying that "where the A-Team could turn any vehicle into a tank, Letterman can tank any comedic vehicle."
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/rosie-roseanne.shtml Rosie O'Donnell vs. Roseanne]], Paul claims Roseanne must win "for the good of humanity" because unlike Rosie, people have already seen her breasts.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/laura-evil.shtml Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Evil]], Brian argues that Dr. Laura will win because, unlike Dr. Evil, she has generally succeeded in her evil plans.
** [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/popstars.shtml The Circus Maximus of the Pop Stars]] is absolutely pouring with Britney Spears hate, as well as the claim that all boy bands are the result of an attempt to clone Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio which went horribly, horribly wrong, and mention of the "obviously homosexual [Justin] Timberlake."
* The French youtuber [=LinksTheSun=] once made a video about UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-yQroTBL3o here]]), in which he regularly mocks Patricia Cornwell and her theory about the identity of the infamous murderer.
** He also regularly mocks Music/MileyCyrus and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in his videos. In one of them ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO3awMzSP5I about humour]]), he explains that regularly doing the same jokes is not funny, and then uses the example of [[SelfDeprecation "imagine someone always joking about Miley Cyrus and Twilight..."]]
* ''WebVideo/BumReviews'': Chester mentions that he once sold a burger recipe to UsefulNotes/McDonalds, but it was too disgusting for them. What did they do? Sold the rights to White Castle!
* The ''WebAnimation/WelcomeTo'' series is almost ''entirely' made of Take Thats to certain people who use the site. In order:
** ''Website/DeviantArt'' mocks people who overuse Japanese terms, inflation artists, and shippers, among others.
** ''Website/{{Facebook}}'' mocks people who whine about their (very simple) problems on Facebook, along with people who take bad photos and don't admit it, people who friend people they barely know and refuse to unfriend anyone, and people who misuse the site in general.
** ''Website/YouTube'' mocks people who make comments about the like/dislike bar, comments that say "Thumbs up if [X] brought you here", users that upload certain types of videos, [=YouTube=]'s design and copyright system, as well as more specific people (i.e. the ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'' series and LetsPlay/PewDiePie).
* A ''Flashgitzanimation'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zSxQnZ3TM8 video]] which mocks Games Workshop, for their [[CrackIsCheaper overpriced miniatures]] and their over obsession to Space Marines.
* The ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' review of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-LfKbCR0MI Mickey Mousecapade]]'' is one massive take that at video-game reviewers who try to emulate the ''WebOriginal/AngryVideoGameNerd's'' style. Arin spends the entire episode doing a [[StylisticSuck hilariously bad]] imitation of the nerd while Danny spends the entire episode [[{{Corpsing}} laughing his ass off]].
* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' takes a heart pot-shot at {{Tumblr}} and social justice warriors in the form of Rip Van Wrinkle.
--> '''Rip''': "I don't have to take this from you, you racist, cisgendered, patriarch-propagating, misogynistic pig!"\\
'''Alucard''': "The funny thing is, in any other circumstance, you might've had a point there...except my boss is a woman, [[GenderBender I was a chick in the 40s]], [[HatesEveryoneEqually I hate everyone equally]], and there is no one alive who can comprehend my sexual preference! So in other words, Miss Van Wrinkle...'''''CH-CH-CH-CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!'''''
** Episode 7 of the same series has a sniper round loaded for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' RuleThirtyFour and the FurryFandom, courtesy of [[EvenEvilHasStandards Zorin's disgust]] with having to use an illusion of the titular mascot with [[GagPenis a foot-long erection]] to create the opening she needed.
* The French-Canadian series 2 Minutes du Peuple has a long-standing RunningGag against various French musicians. One episode has a woman kidnapped by aliens recall her experience (in English) while the voiceover provides translation into French. At one point she says "made me listen to Francis Lalanne's records", the name clearly audible, the voiceover goes with "made me listen to horrible things".
* An example of this trope and TakeThatAudience: One episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''VS.'' series seemed to play up the idea that Ray and Michael were going to have them play ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', only for Michael to declare that they aren't because it would be "too boring" and revealed the real game. It's this trope because it jabs at Nintendo and their then-recent Content ID ownership claims and TakeThatAudience for those who wanted them to play the game for so long.
** A later episode did it again, this time involving ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' Jenga.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PR3PmcWxQ Ross Scott's promo]] for the Machinima Website [[http://gorillagong.com/ Gorilla Gong]], he states the site has hundreds of videos, and more ''good'' Machinima than anywhere else. It's most likely a snipe toward Machinima.com, who, on top of having a number of [[SturgeonsLaw videos of questionable quality]], also screwed Ross Scott out of his money due to legal and contract disputes while making ''{{Machinima/Freemans Mind}}''.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' contains numerous take that's aimed against the producers of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' for their retcons and some more questionable decisions. All while loving the game's world, [[UnpleasableFanbase but that's how W40K fans roll.]]
** Apart from that, slashfic writers of all people get their share of Emperor's hate in episode 17.
--->'''Kitten''': (...) my only desire is to serve you, my lord!\\
'''Emperor''': [[AC:This can easily be skewed in all the wrong ways. It's a good thing that shitty slashfic writers aren't anywhere near here.]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Magnus]]''': Don't jinx it...
* [[https://youtu.be/PF9z-kEmic4?t=12m13s ASDFMovie]] takes a shot at WebOriginal/TheAnnoyingOrange with a skit of a child with faces drawn on fruit repeating "Hey Apple!" and his dad coldly remarking "Well, we failed. Don't look, honey" while ''cocking a shotgun''.
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan:''
** From "Black Yoshi's Job'':
-->'''Announcer:''' "''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' fans, go pre-order the new ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare''! There's absolutely nothing different compared to the last ''Call of Duty'', but we're gonna make a ton of money!"
** In "Evil Bowser", after suffering VillainDecay, Bowser decides to summon the Devil to help him get his evil back. He does so by singing the "Evil Devil Chant", which is actually [[Series/BarneyAndFriends the "I Love You" song]].
** In "Luigi's Mansion Part 5", there's even one to [[CantTakeCriticism Logan's haters]]. They're shown, along with George W. Bush and others, [[UpToEleven as some of the worst people on Earth]].
** "Chef Pee Pee Gets Sick!" and "Bowser Junior's Playtime 3" feature take thats to ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' for being short, its nonsensical plot, and not living up to the same standards as [[Creator/{{Pixar}} Pixar's]] previous film, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.
** In "Cody's Revenge!", when Bowser threatens to send Junior to MilitarySchool, one of the punishments the Brooklyn Guy says he's going to give to Junior is to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment make him watch]] ''Disney/BigHero6''. Junior says that ''Big Hero 6'' is the worst animated feature since ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'', which gets Bowser to reconsider. Later in the episode, Cody makes Junior watch the movie on blu-ray with him twice as part of his blackmail.
** In "Jeffy's Favorite Song!", Mario gets Jeffy an iPhone 7 after breaking his old iPhone, and proclaims that Jeffy only agrees to use it if he uses headphones. He then finds out to his horror that it doesn't have a headphone jack, resulting in him being forced to listen to the Bunny Do song.
* WordOfGod [[http://hotdiggedydemon.com/post/11213126260/is-it-just-part-of-mickeys-character-to states that]] ''WebAnimation/WackyGameJokez4Kidz'' is NOT intended to be TakeThat towards video games -- he likes them, in fact. It ''is'' a TakeThat toward video game culture, however.
* ''WebOriginal/CinemaSins'' is basically this trope incarnated and aimed at every single thing they find wrong with every single movie they "sin", be they well or poorly recieved. For just a few of their very notable examples:
** They utterly ''despise Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies, to the point of adding 100 sins to ''Fast Five'' because of how nonsensical the plot was getting, and adding ''one thousand sins'' to ''Furious 7'' for the building jump scene.
** The narrator takes a moment out of ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' to chew out Chris (who forced him to review it), which gets abruptly edited out to keep things on track.
** Most production companies like {{Sony}} or DCComics will get a sin when their logo flies across the screen at the beginning. Comcast on the other hand:
--> '''Narrator:''' Comcast.
--> '''Sin Counter:''' Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding
** In their sin of [[TakeThatMe themselves]] they (while showing the tweets) point out that they've pissed off ''Creator/RianJohnson'' and ''Damon Lindelof, but that ''Creator/DaneCook'' and ''Creator/KevinSmith'' are "on their side". Then count this as a sin.
* ''WebOriginal/NotAlwaysRight'' frequently targets ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in its stories. There are two long-running series of stories ("Twilight of our Literacy" and "More Daylight, Less Twilight") where the problem customers are huge fans of the series.

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* [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/Main_Page Encyclopedia Dramatica]] is basically a TakeThat Wiki, [[AccentuateTheNegative gleefully bashing everything and everyone]], with the site's main target being [[http://uncyclopedia.org Uncyclopedia]], a parody encyclopedia and its unofficial "rival".
** Since Encyclopedia Dramatica was originally designed as an archive of Troll activity, {{Take That}}s are inevitable.
** It also really crosses over into TheReasonYouSuckSpeech with the article titled "You".
** Given that both sites shamelessly mock the daylights out of everything, including each other, any [[SeriousBusiness serious]] 'war' is doomed to just make everyone involved look stupid.
* Some tropers love to use this. You'll find a bunch of them scattered all over the Wiki, which are {{Pothole}}d to the main page. Sometimes they get ground down by WikiMagic, sometimes not. '''''Don't even think about adding to them.''''' Chances are, whatever you have in mind is just not worth including.
* Trope Names that are Take Thats:
##TheScrappy
##TheChrisCarterEffect
##{{Flanderization}}
##DanBrowned
##TakahashiCouple
##CapcomSequelStagnation
##XPacHeat
##{{Macekre}}
##FoxNewsLiberal and its redirect, MSNBCConservative
##{{Narm}}
## YokoOhNo
## TheWesley, WesleyCrusher, and ShillingTheWesley, all of which are redirects of CreatorsPet.
* Amiright and Whatfreaks seem to both be {{Take That}}s to music in general.
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} itself sometimes manages to sneak these in; for example, the page for DeusExMachina once had a "See Also" section that points you to ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]''...
** Another one for the Japanophobia page. The See Also? [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment Alfred R. Kahn]].
** While both of these are now gone, Tropers can take comfort in the fact that TOW's page on DeusExMachina now links to (their page on) AlienSpaceBats.
* The Transformers Wiki tends to throw these at the elitist fandom, being that it's not a Wiki restricted by SeriousBusiness, you can see how, they basically ''[[TropeNamers named]]'' the DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER Trope, and even [[ShoutOut link to our Ruined FOREVER page]]. There are other Take Thats, mostly bordering on the idiotic logic of the Transformers fanbase, on one of the timeline pages, they put the beginning of the universe, and it says:
-->The Big Bang creates the universe as we know it. The protons, neutrons, and electrons that will eventually compose Transformers are formed, ruining it forever. A Thursday.
** Beyond fandom, there are plenty of Take Thats directed at certain people involved in Transformers, notably Pat Lee, Shane [=McCarthy=] and Andy Schmidt.
** Their page on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wolverine Wolverine]] describes him as "A completely unlikable asshole".
** Their Original Page on Creator/DanDiDio called him Satan. Now he's just called Series/DoctorPhil.
** Their Cy-Kill (see the comics section for more details on the treatment of this character) pages passive-aggressively point out just how tired and old killing the character is.
* Wiki/RationalWiki, being what it is, will very frequently take pot shots at various crank beliefs. Almost every article about a pseudoscience is a TakeThat. Also, everything they say about Conservapedia, with the exception of a few SincerityMode articles dedicated to seriously and earnestly proving that Conservapedia is a huge fraud.
** Currently, their article about [[Wiki/TVTropes This Wiki]] claims that we [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] after the changes that include giving YMMV its own section.
* The South Sydney RugbyLeague team's theme song lists all the teams Souths have beaten in grand finals:
* ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'', after being threatened with a lawsuit by [=FunnyJunk=] unless they were given $20,000 in "damages", [[http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter rips the letter given to him and the lawyer who wrote it a new one]], then initiates what amounts to a fundraiser ''not'' to pay the guy off, but to give to two other charities, vowing to take a picture of the money earned and give it (and a lewd drawing) to the people. He gets the money in under 64 minutes and hits $150,000 in 24 hours.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-504 SCP-504]] is a tomato that hurls itself at the nearest thing that just told a bad joke. When exposed to a Dane Cook recording, it completely demolishes the CD player. Also, when shown an SNL skit of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton it almost hurled itself, but not quite, because it wasn't sure whether it was actually meant to be funny or not.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4444-j SCP-4444-J]] is one at the InNameOnly, ''much'' less horrific Website/GaiaOnline SCP guild.
* [[http://www.smartbloggerz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/hostgator-mascot.gif This is Snappy]], the mascot of [=HostGator=], the second host of the WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation and the first host of ''furrybasketball.com.'' [[note]]The original host, Furtopia, used subdomains when it hosted websites.[[/note]] [[http://furrybasketball.net/wiki/images/archive/a/af/20140112184920!AnubianHost.png This is the mascot of Anubian Host]], where the site is now. [[http://furrybasketball.net/wiki/images/a/af/AnubianHost.png And THIS is the Anubian Host logo on the Furry Basketball Association Wiki]].
* If you type ''about:mozilla'' into the address bar of the browser Pale Moon, you get a page with the title "Mozilla: In Memoriam", and a shot at Mozilla to how they treated their developers.
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18398_why-star-trek-universe-secretly-horrifying.html "What other civilizations are like that?" "North Korea." "Apple stores."]]
* The ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE Tim Burton's Secret Formula]]" seems to be a jab at how Creator/TimBurton's movie formula is just the same thing recycled. You can tell that from the DullSurprise reactions of the executives to Burton saying that the studio plans to make another film. Also, when the casting director is told "get me Creator/JohnnyDepp and my wife on the phone," he says, "I can't ever not do that," and we see that the cell phone in question can only call Johnny Depp and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter.
* [[http://www.grudge-match.com/current.html The WWWF]] has made quite a few in their time.
** They really have a thing for Al Gore:
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/judgejudy.shtml Kenneth Starr vs. Bill Clinton on Judge Judy]], Paul argues that Clinton can't be impeached because if he is, then Al Gore would become president, and there is no way Judge Judy is going to let that happen. This match is pretty full of Take Thats all around, claiming that both candidates fail to meet the five criteria of victory on Judge Judy ("Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth", "make your point and shut up", "Don't be an idiot", "Don't put your children at risk", and "Don't tick off the judge").
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/culkin-zombies.shtml Kevin McCallister vs. Night of The Living Dead]], Brian argues that Kevin can just pop in a tape of the latest presidential debate, and the zombies will stumble off to vote for their undead leader Al Gore. John counters saying "They're undead, not dumb." John also claims that "any scene in which Michael Jackson has a ''girlfriend'' is clearly the fantasy scene", and that "in Chicago, it's hard to tell the difference between the living dead and regular passersby", and Brian asks "if the zombie's mission is to consume as much human brain as possible by daybreak, why are they going after Macauley Culkin?"
*** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/aol_gore.shtml AOL vs. Al Gore]], Hotbranch has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when he realizes he has to choose between AOL and Al Gore to fight CI Host for him.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/Maul_MacLeod.shtml Darth Maul vs. Connor MacLeod]], that if all else fails, Connor can just explain how all the Highlander movies make sense together, and Maul's head will explode.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/galactica_voyager.shtml Voyager vs. Battlestar Galactica]], The two spend much of the time arguing over which show has worse writers.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/barney-wesley.shtml Barney the Purple Dinosaur vs. Wesley Crusher]], the reason the two have been put together is because they're "the two most hated figures on the internet."
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/scrooge-grinch.shtml Ebenezer Scrooge vs. The Grinch]], There are very frequent mentions of how everyone wants to see Elmo gut-shot.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/letterman-leno.shtml David Letterman vs. Jay Leno]], Mark compares David Letterman to the A-Team, saying that "where the A-Team could turn any vehicle into a tank, Letterman can tank any comedic vehicle."
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/rosie-roseanne.shtml Rosie O'Donnell vs. Roseanne]], Paul claims Roseanne must win "for the good of humanity" because unlike Rosie, people have already seen her breasts.
** In [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/laura-evil.shtml Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Evil]], Brian argues that Dr. Laura will win because, unlike Dr. Evil, she has generally succeeded in her evil plans.
** [[http://www.grudge-match.com/History/popstars.shtml The Circus Maximus of the Pop Stars]] is absolutely pouring with Britney Spears hate, as well as the claim that all boy bands are the result of an attempt to clone Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio which went horribly, horribly wrong, and mention of the "obviously homosexual [Justin] Timberlake."
* The French youtuber [=LinksTheSun=] once made a video about UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-yQroTBL3o here]]), in which he regularly mocks Patricia Cornwell and her theory about the identity of the infamous murderer.
** He also regularly mocks Music/MileyCyrus and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in his videos. In one of them ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO3awMzSP5I about humour]]), he explains that regularly doing the same jokes is not funny, and then uses the example of [[SelfDeprecation "imagine someone always joking about Miley Cyrus and Twilight..."]]
* ''WebVideo/BumReviews'': Chester mentions that he once sold a burger recipe to UsefulNotes/McDonalds, but it was too disgusting for them. What did they do? Sold the rights to White Castle!
* The ''WebAnimation/WelcomeTo'' series is almost ''entirely' made of Take Thats to certain people who use the site. In order:
** ''Website/DeviantArt'' mocks people who overuse Japanese terms, inflation artists, and shippers, among others.
** ''Website/{{Facebook}}'' mocks people who whine about their (very simple) problems on Facebook, along with people who take bad photos and don't admit it, people who friend people they barely know and refuse to unfriend anyone, and people who misuse the site in general.
** ''Website/YouTube'' mocks people who make comments about the like/dislike bar, comments that say "Thumbs up if [X] brought you here", users that upload certain types of videos, [=YouTube=]'s design and copyright system, as well as more specific people (i.e. the ''WebAnimation/PonyDotMov'' series and LetsPlay/PewDiePie).
* A ''Flashgitzanimation'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zSxQnZ3TM8 video]] which mocks Games Workshop, for their [[CrackIsCheaper overpriced miniatures]] and their over obsession to Space Marines.
* The ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' review of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-LfKbCR0MI Mickey Mousecapade]]'' is one massive take that at video-game reviewers who try to emulate the ''WebOriginal/AngryVideoGameNerd's'' style. Arin spends the entire episode doing a [[StylisticSuck hilariously bad]] imitation of the nerd while Danny spends the entire episode [[{{Corpsing}} laughing his ass off]].
* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' takes a heart pot-shot at {{Tumblr}} and social justice warriors in the form of Rip Van Wrinkle.
--> '''Rip''': "I don't have to take this from you, you racist, cisgendered, patriarch-propagating, misogynistic pig!"\\
'''Alucard''': "The funny thing is, in any other circumstance, you might've had a point there...except my boss is a woman, [[GenderBender I was a chick in the 40s]], [[HatesEveryoneEqually I hate everyone equally]], and there is no one alive who can comprehend my sexual preference! So in other words, Miss Van Wrinkle...'''''CH-CH-CH-CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!'''''
** Episode 7 of the same series has a sniper round loaded for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' RuleThirtyFour and the FurryFandom, courtesy of [[EvenEvilHasStandards Zorin's disgust]] with having to use an illusion of the titular mascot with [[GagPenis a foot-long erection]] to create the opening she needed.
* The French-Canadian series 2 Minutes du Peuple has a long-standing RunningGag against various French musicians. One episode has a woman kidnapped by aliens recall her experience (in English) while the voiceover provides translation into French. At one point she says "made me listen to Francis Lalanne's records", the name clearly audible, the voiceover goes with "made me listen to horrible things".
* An example of this trope and TakeThatAudience: One episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''VS.'' series seemed to play up the idea that Ray and Michael were going to have them play ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', only for Michael to declare that they aren't because it would be "too boring" and revealed the real game. It's this trope because it jabs at Nintendo and their then-recent Content ID ownership claims and TakeThatAudience for those who wanted them to play the game for so long.
** A later episode did it again, this time involving ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' Jenga.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PR3PmcWxQ Ross Scott's promo]] for the Machinima Website [[http://gorillagong.com/ Gorilla Gong]], he states the site has hundreds of videos, and more ''good'' Machinima than anywhere else. It's most likely a snipe toward Machinima.com, who, on top of having a number of [[SturgeonsLaw videos of questionable quality]], also screwed Ross Scott out of his money due to legal and contract disputes while making ''{{Machinima/Freemans Mind}}''.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' contains numerous take that's aimed against the producers of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' for their retcons and some more questionable decisions. All while loving the game's world, [[UnpleasableFanbase but that's how W40K fans roll.]]
** Apart from that, slashfic writers of all people get their share of Emperor's hate in episode 17.
--->'''Kitten''': (...) my only desire is to serve you, my lord!\\
'''Emperor''': [[AC:This can easily be skewed in all the wrong ways. It's a good thing that shitty slashfic writers aren't anywhere near here.]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Magnus]]''': Don't jinx it...
* [[https://youtu.be/PF9z-kEmic4?t=12m13s ASDFMovie]] takes a shot at WebOriginal/TheAnnoyingOrange with a skit of a child with faces drawn on fruit repeating "Hey Apple!" and his dad coldly remarking "Well, we failed. Don't look, honey" while ''cocking a shotgun''.
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan:''
** From "Black Yoshi's Job'':
-->'''Announcer:''' "''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' fans, go pre-order the new ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare''! There's absolutely nothing different compared to the last ''Call of Duty'', but we're gonna make a ton of money!"
** In "Evil Bowser", after suffering VillainDecay, Bowser decides to summon the Devil to help him get his evil back. He does so by singing the "Evil Devil Chant", which is actually [[Series/BarneyAndFriends the "I Love You" song]].
** In "Luigi's Mansion Part 5", there's even one to [[CantTakeCriticism Logan's haters]]. They're shown, along with George W. Bush and others, [[UpToEleven as some of the worst people on Earth]].
** "Chef Pee Pee Gets Sick!" and "Bowser Junior's Playtime 3" feature take thats to ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' for being short, its nonsensical plot, and not living up to the same standards as [[Creator/{{Pixar}} Pixar's]] previous film, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.
** In "Cody's Revenge!", when Bowser threatens to send Junior to MilitarySchool, one of the punishments the Brooklyn Guy says he's going to give to Junior is to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment make him watch]] ''Disney/BigHero6''. Junior says that ''Big Hero 6'' is the worst animated feature since ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'', which gets Bowser to reconsider. Later in the episode, Cody makes Junior watch the movie on blu-ray with him twice as part of his blackmail.
** In "Jeffy's Favorite Song!", Mario gets Jeffy an iPhone 7 after breaking his old iPhone, and proclaims that Jeffy only agrees to use it if he uses headphones. He then finds out to his horror that it doesn't have a headphone jack, resulting in him being forced to listen to the Bunny Do song.
* WordOfGod [[http://hotdiggedydemon.com/post/11213126260/is-it-just-part-of-mickeys-character-to states that]] ''WebAnimation/WackyGameJokez4Kidz'' is NOT intended to be TakeThat towards video games -- he likes them, in fact. It ''is'' a TakeThat toward video game culture, however.
* ''WebOriginal/CinemaSins'' is basically this trope incarnated and aimed at every single thing they find wrong with every single movie they "sin", be they well or poorly recieved. For just a few of their very notable examples:
** They utterly ''despise Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies, to the point of adding 100 sins to ''Fast Five'' because of how nonsensical the plot was getting, and adding ''one thousand sins'' to ''Furious 7'' for the building jump scene.
** The narrator takes a moment out of ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' to chew out Chris (who forced him to review it), which gets abruptly edited out to keep things on track.
** Most production companies like {{Sony}} or DCComics will get a sin when their logo flies across the screen at the beginning. Comcast on the other hand:
--> '''Narrator:''' Comcast.
--> '''Sin Counter:''' Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding
** In their sin of [[TakeThatMe themselves]] they (while showing the tweets) point out that they've pissed off ''Creator/RianJohnson'' and ''Damon Lindelof, but that ''Creator/DaneCook'' and ''Creator/KevinSmith'' are "on their side". Then count this as a sin.
* ''WebOriginal/NotAlwaysRight'' frequently targets ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in its stories. There are two long-running series of stories ("Twilight of our Literacy" and "More Daylight, Less Twilight") where the problem customers are huge fans of the series.

[[AC: Wikis]]
* [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/Main_Page Encyclopedia Dramatica]] is basically a TakeThat Wiki, [[AccentuateTheNegative gleefully bashing everything and everyone]], with the site's main target being [[http://uncyclopedia.org Uncyclopedia]], a parody encyclopedia and its unofficial "rival".
** Since Encyclopedia Dramatica was originally designed as an archive of Troll activity, {{Take That}}s are inevitable.
** It also really crosses over into TheReasonYouSuckSpeech with the article titled "You".
** Given that both sites shamelessly mock the daylights out of everything, including each other, any [[SeriousBusiness serious]] 'war' is doomed to just make everyone involved look stupid.
* Some tropers love to use this. You'll find a bunch of them scattered all over the Wiki, which are {{Pothole}}d to the main page. Sometimes they get ground down by WikiMagic, sometimes not. '''''Don't even think about adding to them.''''' Chances are, whatever you have in mind is just not worth including.
* Trope Names that are Take Thats:
##TheScrappy
##TheChrisCarterEffect
##{{Flanderization}}
##DanBrowned
##TakahashiCouple
##CapcomSequelStagnation
##XPacHeat
##{{Macekre}}
##FoxNewsLiberal and its redirect, MSNBCConservative
##{{Narm}}
## YokoOhNo
## TheWesley, WesleyCrusher, and ShillingTheWesley, all of which are redirects of CreatorsPet.
* Amiright and Whatfreaks seem to both be {{Take That}}s to music in general.
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} itself sometimes manages to sneak these in; for example, the page for DeusExMachina once had a "See Also" section that points you to ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]''...
** Another one for the Japanophobia page. The See Also? [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment Alfred R. Kahn]].
** While both of these are now gone, Tropers can take comfort in the fact that TOW's page on DeusExMachina now links to (their page on) AlienSpaceBats.
* The Transformers Wiki tends to throw these at the elitist fandom, being that it's not a Wiki restricted by SeriousBusiness, you can see how, they basically ''[[TropeNamers named]]'' the DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER Trope, and even [[ShoutOut link to our Ruined FOREVER page]]. There are other Take Thats, mostly bordering on the idiotic logic of the Transformers fanbase, on one of the timeline pages, they put the beginning of the universe, and it says:
-->The Big Bang creates the universe as we know it. The protons, neutrons, and electrons that will eventually compose Transformers are formed, ruining it forever. A Thursday.
** Beyond fandom, there are plenty of Take Thats directed at certain people involved in Transformers, notably Pat Lee, Shane [=McCarthy=] and Andy Schmidt.
** Their page on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wolverine Wolverine]] describes him as "A completely unlikable asshole".
** Their Original Page on Creator/DanDiDio called him Satan. Now he's just called Series/DoctorPhil.
** Their Cy-Kill (see the comics section for more details on the treatment of this character) pages passive-aggressively point out just how tired and old killing the character is.
* Wiki/RationalWiki, being what it is, will very frequently take pot shots at various crank beliefs. Almost every article about a pseudoscience is a TakeThat. Also, everything they say about Conservapedia, with the exception of a few SincerityMode articles dedicated to seriously and earnestly proving that Conservapedia is a huge fraud.
** Currently, their article about [[Wiki/TVTropes This Wiki]] claims that we [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] after the changes that include giving YMMV its own section.
* The South Sydney RugbyLeague team's theme song lists all the teams Souths have beaten in grand finals:
* ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'', after being threatened with a lawsuit by [=FunnyJunk=] unless they were given $20,000 in "damages", [[http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter rips the letter given to him and the lawyer who wrote it a new one]], then initiates what amounts to a fundraiser ''not'' to pay the guy off, but to give to two other charities, vowing to take a picture of the money earned and give it (and a lewd drawing) to the people. He gets the money in under 64 minutes and hits $150,000 in 24 hours.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-504 SCP-504]] is a tomato that hurls itself at the nearest thing that just told a bad joke. When exposed to a Dane Cook recording, it completely demolishes the CD player. Also, when shown an SNL skit of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton it almost hurled itself, but not quite, because it wasn't sure whether it was actually meant to be funny or not.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4444-j SCP-4444-J]] is one at the InNameOnly, ''much'' less horrific Website/GaiaOnline SCP guild.
* [[http://www.smartbloggerz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/hostgator-mascot.gif This is Snappy]], the mascot of [=HostGator=], the second host of the WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation and the first host of ''furrybasketball.com.'' [[note]]The original host, Furtopia, used subdomains when it hosted websites.[[/note]] [[http://furrybasketball.net/wiki/images/archive/a/af/20140112184920!AnubianHost.png This is the mascot of Anubian Host]], where the site is now. [[http://furrybasketball.net/wiki/images/a/af/AnubianHost.png And THIS is the Anubian Host logo on the Furry Basketball Association Wiki]].
* If you type ''about:mozilla'' into the address bar of the browser Pale Moon, you get a page with the title "Mozilla: In Memoriam", and a shot at Mozilla to how they treated their developers.
20th Feb '17 8:33:50 PM PaulA
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* ''Theater/SomethingRotten!'' mocks the musical genre as a whole in the song "A Musical", where Nick Bottom learns about theater of the future, doubling as SelfDeprecation (though it also mocks other theater genres, specifically tragedy and drama, and Greek mythology where [[Theatre/OedipusRex "a mother has sex]] [[OedipusComplex with her son"]]). It does get in more specific digs, such as when Nostradamus begins singing about opera:
-->'''Nostadamus:''' And it's supposed to create a dramatic effect, but mostly you just sit there asking yourself, "Why aren't they talking?"
-->'''Nick:''' Sounds miserable.
-->'''Nostadamus:''' I believe it's pronounced... [[Theatre/LesMiserables Misérable!]]

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* ''Theater/SomethingRotten!'' ''Theatre/SomethingRotten!'' mocks the musical genre as a whole in the song "A Musical", where Nick Bottom learns about theater of the future, doubling as SelfDeprecation (though it also mocks other theater genres, specifically tragedy and drama, and Greek mythology where [[Theatre/OedipusRex "a mother has sex]] [[OedipusComplex with her son"]]). It does get in more specific digs, such as when Nostradamus begins singing about opera:
-->'''Nostadamus:''' And it's supposed to create a dramatic effect, but mostly you just sit there asking yourself, "Why aren't they talking?"
-->'''Nick:'''
talking?"\\
'''Nick:'''
Sounds miserable.
-->'''Nostadamus:'''
miserable.\\
'''Nostadamus:'''
I believe it's pronounced... [[Theatre/LesMiserables Misérable!]]
20th Feb '17 8:32:10 PM PaulA
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* ''The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' often uses its improv spots to take shots at current events, most notably Logainne's speech, often used for political criticism.

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* ''The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' often uses its improv spots to take shots at current events, most notably Logainne's speech, often used for political criticism.
20th Feb '17 4:00:01 AM jormis29
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* Another, less malicious, Steve Jackson Games example, [[VehicularCombat ''Car Wars'']] featured an America that was mildly post-apocalyptic, having survived a limited nuclear engagement with Communists. The worst hit spot in Central United States? Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where main rival game designer TSR games had their headquarters.

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* Another, less malicious, Steve Jackson Games Creator/SteveJacksonGames example, [[VehicularCombat ''Car Wars'']] ''TabletopGame/CarWars'' featured an America that was mildly post-apocalyptic, having survived a limited nuclear engagement with Communists. The worst hit spot in Central United States? Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where main rival game designer TSR Creator/{{TSR}} games had their headquarters.
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