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->''"The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. [[SoOkayItsAverage But why settle for the merely regrettable?]] ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' is a bad book written by experts."''
-->-- '''T. Nielsen Hayden'''

A ShowWithinAShow or other MetaFiction by a character inside another story is often presented in an inferior writing style (for obvious reasons, it's a bit difficult to do it the other way around -- if the writer could do better, then he would presumably use that as his baseline, unless it's using the first person). [[BadBadActing The most conspicuous aspect of this is in terms of dialog, in which one can expect the characters to speak in a stilted, mechanical tone for no apparent reason at all.]] The [[HerCodenameWasMarySue main character often is an obvious stand-in for the fictional author.]]

This can serve to distinguish the nested story from the main one, or to demonstrate the limited skills or intellect of the character who writes it. Alternatively, a ''really'' inferior writing style, presented right, can provide SoBadItsGood comic effect.

TheresNoBInMovie is related, though in that case the focus is on the audience of the ShowWithinAShow rather than on its writer. If the material is not horrible, merely so-so, but is ''supposed'' to be awesome, it's an InformedAbility. See also RuleOfFunny.

A SuperTrope to:
* BadBadActing ("bad" acting)
* BadImpressionists ("bad" impressions)
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue ("bad" writing with a "bad" main character)
* HollywoodToneDeaf ("bad" singing)
* TerribleArtist ("bad" drawing)
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny ("bad" translations)
* KitschyLocalCommercial ("bad" local commercials)
* OurSloganIsTerrible ("bad" business taglines)
* PissTakeRap ("bad" raps)
* PlayingPictionary (It's bad enough that people mistake a drawing for something else)
* SoapWithinAShow ("bad" soap operas)
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny ("bad" jokes)
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000[=/=]UltraSuperHappyCuteBabyFestFarmer3000 ("bad" video games)

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.

May overlap with ThePowerOfActing.

Contrast with FramingDevice.

Basically SoBadItsGood PlayedForLaughs.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The first (in airing order) episode of ''Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya'', "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", is a gloriously ''bad'' student film made by the main characters, with a plotline that makes no sense, random scene changes, flat characters, appalling acting, shoddy directing (the conversation where both characters are facing right springs to mind) and ''really'' badly animated special effects (with one exception - that happens to nearly take out the cameraman). And [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon commenting]] on all this.
** This episode is all Kyon's. Without his commentary, the film would honestly be bad, with it included, it's [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's Absolutely]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny HILARIOUS!]]
** Episode 00 is in 4:3 aspect ratio while the rest of the series is widescreen. The first ''screen format''-related Stylistic Suck?
*** An early fansub added to this by applying subtitles and karaoke that were reminiscent of those you'd find on old fansubs, complete with [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} Comic Sans]] and a static karaoke with notes.
* 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.
** Mihoshi is also obsessed with a badly-made anime called ''Space Police Policeman,'' [[DontExplainTheJoke which is ironic considering she's a]] ''[[DontExplainTheJoke real]]'' [[DontExplainTheJoke Galaxy Police officer.]]
* ''{{Genshiken}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'', was intended to be like this, a ClicheStorm that contained every absurdity ever to appear in anime. Then they actually made a few episodes of the show as an {{Omake}}, and real viewers loved it so much it became a real, full length series.
** Sadly, the full length series diverges quite a bit from the one within ''{{Genshiken}}'', both in art style as in plot.
* ''[[Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico]]'' had the ShowWithinAShow ''Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}}'', which has become somewhat legendary among fans.
** The dub adds an extra layer by intentionally [[HongKongDub mismatching the character's mouth-flaps]].
* In the ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'' manga, Miu tries her hand at making a {{Shoujo}} manga herself. Her style is not that much inferior to the original, which is actually pretty good for a twelve-year old. Her storytelling leaves something to be desired, though.
* The ''Uraon'' DVD specials from ''Manga/KOn''. The art style borders in So Bad It's Horrible.
* An episode of the ''[[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars 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]].
* The entire premise of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime is based on this. Each episode, there's a scene of the director forcing the writer to put his 'stamp of approval' on that episode's script, which is invariably a haphazard attempt to shoehorn his characters into a variety of inappropriate genres.
* ''Anime/RozenMaiden'' features a puppet crime show with anthropomorphic animals and plots vaguely inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels, ''Detective Kun-Kun'', which is quite unexceptional and bland (complete with exaggerated acting, stiff, low-budget puppets, weak twists), yet all the dolls living in Jun's house are enthralled by it, screaming to warn the character of traps or betrayal, and genuinely shivering when a "scary" scene is happening, to the point of having Shinku in love with the title character, a pipe-smoking dog dressed as Sherlock Holmes (Jun even uses it to win an argument); yet this might also be to show that despite their age and occasional wisdom they all are little girls, and react as such, to tone down the many creepy and downer moments of the series.
** 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.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' Nagi's greatest dream in life is to become a famous {{Mangaka}}. Too bad the only people capable of understanding the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible completely nonsensical]] plot of her manga are herself and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her friend Isumi]].
* The parts in the ''Manga/FutatsuNoSpica'' anime in which Asumi talks about her childhood dreams or shares astronomical knowledge (usually in the beginning) are drawn in a very primitive, childish style.
* ''Sensei and Ninomiya-kun'', a soap opera in ''Manga/{{Minami-Ke}}''. It's an utter ClicheStorm with horrible acting, and yet the protagonists seem to like it.
* ''[[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.
* Pretty much the entire "169th Friends Concert" in ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the protagonist.
** Made even more obvious in the live-action movie adaptations, where you actually have to ''hear'' "Ai Rock Yuu" in all its horrific sucky glory.
* In episode 183 of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the opening is redone to look as though it was drawn in MS Paint after an in-universe example of AuthorExistenceFailure leaves the show without an animator.
** There's also an episode where Gin and a prison inmate (from a previous arc) attempt to create a shounen manga but basically end up with a mix of [[Manga/DragonBall super saiyan]] style shoulder pads, a [[Manga/DeathNote Chage Note]] and blatant harem cliches. Plus rough children's illustrations. It doesn't even make sense in context.
* Despite the fact that he's supposedly a best-selling and award-winning novelist, the extracts from Usagi's BoysLove novels in ''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.
* ''Manga/EvenAMonkeyCanDrawManga'' uses this both for innate humor and to parody the stereotypical art styles of every major genre of manga.
* The opening of ''Film/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' depicts a [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] that recreates the events of the ''{{Gundam 00}}'' 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 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).
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', whenever Rukia uses her hand-made drawings to explain the spirit world and Hollows to Ichigo, they look as if they were done by a six year old. Ichigo never fails to point out how much her art style sucks. And usually gets hit because of it. Apparently Byakuya has a very similar art style, which is strange, considering he's captain of the calligraphy club, and a good sculpter.
* On the rare occasions that comics are portrayed in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', it will be in a very crude and deformed style that makes it clear the reader is looking at a comic-within-a-comic.
** The Duwang [[GagSub Gag Fansub]] of the 2012 anime evokes this, drawing inspiration from the TranslationTrainWreck of a scanlation of ''Diamond Is Unbreakable''.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' has "Double Bind", a detective drama that has many plot elements [[FollowTheLeader directly lifted from popular works of the genre]]. It's implied that the [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants writer has no plan whatsoever]] and throws things like rape in because they are his AuthorAppeal.
* Baby Beel's drawings in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' are given criticism as if they were true works of art, when he's actually a toddler who can do little more than scribble.
* The manga and some supplementary materials for ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' have Anghel's manga, a bit of which is visible [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hatoful_kareshi/c002/7.html here]], clearly made with more enthusiasm than skill and are in a much more scribbly style than the rest of the manga. [[NiceGuy Ryouta]] says there's a high stroke count and he respects Anghel, but Anghel can't get anyone very interested in his stuff; an editor says there might be something there but it lacks an "adult feel".
* The first ending of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', which is styled like a child's crayon drawing.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ZootSputnik was a comic-within-the-comic written by one of the characters in 'MazingMan. The art was by Creator/FredHembeck.
* Whenever the Fish And Bicycle Theatre group pop up in ''Comicbook/YTheLastMan'', their productions are like this: a play about a man surviving the {{Gendercide}} (and later dying because the world doesn't need him any more), an action movie, a comic book called ''X: The Last Woman''. All {{Anvilicious}} and pretentious.
* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' contains many references to the fictional show ''Series/StormSaxon'' - a misogynistic, racist and homophobic action/adventure series, as well as the opinion news show "Voice of Fate" (which was eerily prescient of [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]]).
** The filmmakers appear to agree with that last point, since he's a clear parody of Bill in the film.
* ''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.)
* JhonenVasquez's comic ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has the comic-within-a-comic Happy Noodle Boy. Interesting in that they don't suck too bad at first, but get progressively worse as Johnny slowly loses his sanity.
* Any time a superhero comic appears ''in'' a superhero comic, it's done like this.
* In the ''Essex County'' trilogy, the comic-within-a-comic drawn by a young child in the story is actually a real comic made by author Jeff Lemire when he was a child.
* Jordan's movie idea in ''HouseOfMystery''. Not only is at a totally absurd NinjaPirateZombieRobot farrago, he keeps changing bits of it, and remembering things he forgot to say earlier. The art, meanwhile, plays along by showing exactly what he's saying at the time, even if this means everything has to change completely in the next panel.
* Subverted in an issue of ''{{Animal Man}}'' where Cliff Baker watches his dad's movie on his phone. The art is actually better and smoother in the movie.
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[[folder:Dance]]
* 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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3291350/1/Prinz_von_Sommerhoffnung Prinz von Sommerhoffnung]]'' has the character Ywiu, who speaks mainly in Singlish. It looks like genuinely bad writing at first, until one point where she code-switches to standard English and shows that the "bad English" is used deliberately. (At least if you somehow miss the fact that most of the others speak standard English.)
* Used in {{Troll Fic}}s by authors such as Creator/PeterChimaera and SquirrelKing.
* 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.
* The Fantendo fic [[http://fantendo.wikia.com/wiki/Sunny_and_the_Mushroom:_THE_END_OF_THE_WORLD Sunny and the Mushroom: THE END OF THE WORLD]] in which a guy explodes and blood goes EVERYWHERE and EVERYBODY DIES.
* The entire SHPDMBGWL4 series. Although, the third one is actually somewhat decent.
* Hunter Truf: Ace Attorney and later Justices Memoirs on Ace Attorney Online feature an easter egg in which Martin Summers (hotel dusk)'s real "talent" is revealed.
* [[http://kimarnic.deviantart.com/art/Toad-odia-a-los-Yoshis-180355596 This]] Sonic Parody Fanfiction by a guy named Kimarnic accomplishes this pretty perfectly.
* Chapter 59 of ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' imagines what the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series would be like had it been dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment. [[TastesLikeDiabetes It's the most saccharine thing ever.]]
* Possibly many more fan fictions. [[PoesLaw We may never know how many.]]
* InUniverse in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - Calvin is forced into a competition to impress a girl by Andy, and he creates a poem that falls into PainfulRhyme. She likes his poem more than Andy's because she believes Calvin was trying to aim for this.
* Balenaproductions's ''[[WebAnimation/SonicZombie Sonic Zombie]]'' series, a VideoGame/GarrysMod-made video set about Sonic and friends fighting zombies, has this trope all over. Loads of SpecialEffectFailure[=s=] (the gun used to move objects around is visible in several scenes, characters don't walk so much as ''get dragged'', the interface is visible multiple times, and at once point the in-universe maker has to actually spawn some tacos because he forgot to do so earlier), the plot's loaded with [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Space Fleas From Nowhere]], the final villain of the third part is a dragon-thing that's supposed to be Satan who sounds like a ''stoner'', everyone has an exaggerated, OOC personality, and Disney/WreckItRalph appears out of nowhere just to die in the "origins" story.
* There is one ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' animation called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMWJsD5KCeQ Every TF2 Animation You've Ever Seen]]" meant to [[TakeThat throw a jab]] at overused cliches in ''Team Fortress 2'' videos, with a lot of the animation quality of the characters being wooden and using derivative jokes that many would already be familiar with (the always familiar sentry-sapping, for example). [[spoiler:All of this, however, is meant to hide the [[SurpriseCreepy creepier elements]] seen later in the video.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* The samples we get of the 'acting' in the adult entertainment movies in ''Film/BoogieNights'' are of course hilariously bad.
* ''The Dueling Cavaliers'', the first "talkie" movie made by silent stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont in the classic musical ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', is ''awful'' thanks to an unfortunate conjunction of many many small (and not-so-small) problems, not the least of which are Don throwing out lines he doesn't like, and Lina having a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
* ''America's Sweethearts'' opens with segments from the title characters' previous movies together. They are scenes that are just so completely generic, they would have no appeal whatsoever in the real world.
* Ironically, the second remake of ''Film/KingKong'' used dialog from the original film to fit this trope.
** The portrayal of natives may also qualify. The racist and cliched view of the makers of the original film became... the racist and cliched view of the ''characters'' of the remake.
* ''Film/{{Saved}}'' - at one point, the protagonist and her mother watch a TV movie about ovarian/uterine cancer starring Valerie Bertinelli, and it's even worse than you'd expect. Leads to the hilarious scene with the character praying for cancer (instead of pregnancy).
* One scene of the movie the cast and crew are making in ''Film/LivingInOblivion'' is completed, (a pseudo-''TwinPeaks''-esque DreamSequence) and looks absurd.
** There are three different movies-within-the-movie. The first one is the one the director is dreaming about, a realistic family drama that actually looks pretty good, especially when the lead actress cries for real during the take they fail to get; and the second one is the one the lead actress is dreaming about, a black-and-white romance with characters drinking champagne and wearing evening dress, which looks ''awful'' and has incredibly cheesy dialogue.
* This is pretty much the point of ''Film/TheProducers'', which has the main characaters ''trying'' to make pure suck and accidentially end up with SoBadItsGood hilarity instead... which is bad because [success is [[SpringtimeForHitler exactly how]] their attempt to pull off a scam will get them caught.
* All the clips of the ShowWithinAShow "Crime Scene" from ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' fall under this. So does Aldous Snow's song "We Gotta Do Something" and its music video, in which RussellBrand does things like [[YouBastard glower accusingly at the camera]] while holding up signs that say, "HOW CAN YOU READ/WHEN YOU ARE BLIND," then simulate sex with a passing nun.
* In ''A Dog's Breakfast'', the space opera ''Starcrossed'' is intentionally melodramatic, over-acted and revoltingly soppy.
* Done ''on purpose'' and out of (in-story) necessity in ''Film/BeKindRewind''.
* Pretty much anything the characters on ''Film/TropicThunder'' are shown being part of. A good deal of it is based on actual bad movies. The dialogue in the film they're currently making is filled with cliches. One of Ben Stiller's character's previous movie ''Simple Jack'' is repeatedly mocked in-story.
* The writing of the title character of ''BartonFink'' isn't so much sucky as [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible completely nonsensical]]. The "wrestling movie" Barton watches fits the trope well, though.
--> '''Wrestler''': (repeatedly) ''I WILL '''DESTROY''' YOU!''
* In the movie ''House'' (no connection to the similarly-named show), the main character's wife is an actress on a cheesy soap opera called ''Resort'', filled with melodramatic and nonsensical lines like "My sister was an only child, and you abused that!"
* One of the extras on the DVD of ''TheIncredibles'' is "Mr. Incredible and Pals", an in-universe cartoon starring Mr. Incredible, Frozone... and a rabbit-thing named [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Mr. Skipperdoo]]. The animation is [[LimitedAnimation not animated]] (a la ''ClutchCargo''), [[RaceLift Frozone is portrayed as a tan-skinned beatnik]], and the plot was clearly [[ViewersAreMorons written for an audience of morons]]. There's also a [[AlternateDVDCommentary commentary track]], in which Mr. Incredible and Frozone -- watching the cartoon fifteen years later -- decide that it's a good thing the cartoon never aired.
* In the Ronstadt/Kline film production of Creaetor/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', the climactic battle interrupts a stilted, badly-played and sung version of G.&S.'s ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''; their way of saying, "Yes, there are many, many things wrong with this production, most of them Music/LindaRonstadt, but see ''how much worse it could have been in an old-fashioned, fuddy-duddy sort of way''."
* Yet another climactic battle, in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', interrupts what looks to be an intensely stupid Creator/BusbyBerkeley-style musical number.
--> ''"Throw out your hands, stick out your tush/hands on your hips, give 'em a push!/Don't be surprised, you're doing the French Mistake, VOILA!''
* ''The Band Wagon'', a musical about the making of a musical, showcases the rehearsal of a overblown, pretentious dance number that contributes to the show's total failure on opening night.
* "It Must Be June" from ''FortySecondStreet'' is an example of intentionally bad songwriting.
* ''InAndOut'' features a double Stylistic Suck: the film opens with extracts from a "serious" drama about gay men in the army, parodying every gay movie trope known to mankind. These extracts are being shown at a parody of the Academy Awards broadcast, which includes such nominations as "StevenSeagal for [[spoiler:''Snowball in Hell''".]]
* ''{{Bowfinger}}'' concerns the production of a really stupid AlienInvasion movie called ''Chubby Rain''. Its success leads to the making of ''Fake Purse Ninjas'', which appears to be just as ridiculous.
* The entirety of FourthWall obliterating ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' consists of unstated FramingDevice of someone in the audience randomly switching channels from one Stylistic Suck parody to another, while nominally watching the eponymous movie. There isn't a single second of the film that isn't this trope.
* ''LoveActually'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_JRyhJiXQ8&feature=related Christmas Is All Around]]. This is an odd example because the original song [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_All_Around_%28The_Troggs_song%29 wasn't original to the film]]; it was a Troggs song, famously covered by Wet Wet Wet. The obnoxiousness of the Christmas version is in the blatant commercialism; according to writer Richard Curtis, "I couldn't think of a funnier way to start the film than by actually making [the British public] listen to the same song again."
* ''Film/MortalKombat'' has a brief scene where Johnny Cage fights off some bad guys in a cheap fighting movie. Of course, Mortal Kombat itself isn't much better.
* According the DVD commentary of ''AustinPowers 2'', they actually went out of their way to make their scenes shot in Southern California [[RealityIsUnrealistic look like they were shot from Southern California]] when they were [[TheMountainsOfIllinois supposed to be in England]], so Austin's joke about England looking nothing like Southern California would be funny.
** In the same scene, the characters pass a sign that just says "English Countryside".
* Early in ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane'', studio executives watch scenes from Jane's films, and note that she's an awful actress. However, those were real scenes from the early movies of BetteDavis (who plays Jane).
* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode's compulsory insistence on HappyEnding in movies made during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood often led to movies having abrupt, unrealistic endings that audiences felt were not convincing. A lot of this was deliberately done by film-makers and screenwriters. Creator/DouglasSirk, director of melodramas like ''Imitation of Life'' and ''All That Heaven Allows'' noted in post-career interviews that he deliberately made his endings unconvincing so that audiences would focus on the subtext of his films and he stated that this was a common practise in American films of the time.
* The movie adaptation of ''Film/GhostWorld'' has a lot of this, most notably Roberta Allsworth's [[LeFilmArtistique incomprehensible art film]] ''Mirror Father Mirror'' and abysmal blues-rock band Blueshammer.
* The songs "African Child" and "I Am Jesus" from ''GetHimToTheGreek'' are almost certainly Stylistic Suck; the rest range from AffectionateParody to simple {{Pastiche}}.
* In ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' the corrupt producer will never - under any circumstances - allow a certain musical number that the camp gay director thinks of as his magnum opus. When it finally does get performed... well, let's just say the subject matter isn't appropriate for a family variety show.
--> '''Director, singing:''' Sodomy! You must think it really odd o' me / that I'm really into sodomy...
* The short film "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQI8Ya0ZIs US vs. HK]]" by the [[http://zgmain.com/ ZeroGravity stunt team]] is the same fight scene twice. The overwrought American version falls wonderfully into this trope. (The Hong Kong one gets more over towards SoCoolItsAwesome.)
* The 2009 independent film ''Film/AfterLastSeason'' features [[SpecialEffectsFailure some of the most shockingly boring, awfully rendered CGI visuals you've ever seen in your life]]...but it's okay, because the CGI sequences are supposed to represent a machine that converts thoughts into images, and the thoughts are unclear at first, so it's ''supposed'' to look like crap!
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' has Gru being forced to read a bedtime story called "Sleepy Kittens" to put his adoptive daughters to sleep. It's as saccharine as kid's books get, complete with finger puppets for the three little kittens, with Gru getting increasingly annoyed at the story as he reads on. Also, [[{{Defictionalization}} its now available for purchase]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Sleepy-Kittens-Despicable-Cinco-Paul/dp/031608381X/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b on Amazon.]]
* ''Film/WaynesWorld'' has the main characters start the eponymous show by thrashing madly on electric guitars and singing (badly) "Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party Time! Excellent!". When an actual professional intro is added it's just... wrong (and the main characters are stunned).
** The entirety of the show falls under this, as it's basically the duo goofing around with no script, which is apparently what their fanbase likes.
* Early in ''Synechdoche, New York'' we find Caden presenting an unconvincing version of DeathOfASalesman using a very young cast. Result? Caden is awarded a Macarthur Fellowship "genius grant."
* An early scene in ''The President's Analyst'' (that's been absent since early tv broadcasts) has Creator/JamesCoburn's character watching an art movie that's disgusting the audience (one shot dwells on an overfilled garbage can), which is walking out in a steady stream. As he points out funny details to a similarly disgusted girl, they end up the only viewers left, having a great time - the movie's auteur then angrily tells them they were ''supposed'' to hate it.
* ''Film/SpiceWorld'' is itself not a very good movie, but there's one intentional example of this trope; the scene where the screenwriter describes the frantic journey the Spice Girls are making through London as they're doing it. At one point, they're about to jump the rising platform of Tower Bridge in a double decker bus. The executive this is being described to comments that this would be pretty expensive. Cue the scene being rendered using a scale toy bus bumping over a rather shoddy replica of Tower Bridge. "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Not necessarily]]."
* In ''Film/MrBeansHoliday'', Carson Clay makes an absurdly ham fisted "personal statement" for Cannes Film Festival. [[spoiler: The film shown to the festival goers uses footage filmed by Bean paired with Clay's navel-gazing dialog. HilarityEnsues.]]
* ''Gentlemen Broncos'' - the main character Benjamin's SF novella ''Yeast Lords'' is spectacularly awful from a RealLife perspective; in-universe, it's treated as a work of staggering genius.
* In ''Film/WagTheDog'', the President's re-election ads are absolutely atrocious. In the end, [[spoiler:the film producer who helped put on the fake war is unable to remain silent if it means that the people who made the ads get to take credit for the President's re-election, and so he is KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade]].
* In ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'', Creator/CharlieKaufman's (fictional) twin brother Donald writes a script for a film called "The Three", which is a murder-mystery in which the murderer, detective and victim [[SplitPersonality are all the same person]]. Charlie proceeds to point out the {{Plot Hole}}s and FridgeLogic that would result from all of this, but everyone else loves it.
* At the start of ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'', BoyBand [[MeaningfulName DuJour]] are selling an absurdly bad song called "Backdoor Lover" which is basically a list of increasingly filthy {{Double Entendre}}s about anal sex disguised as a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]] about a lover who uses the back door of his girlfriend's house.
--> You know that I won't hurt you so open up and let me in
--> We love each other way too much for it to be a sin
--> Some people use the front door but that's never been my way
--> Just 'cause I slip in backwards, well, that doesn't make me - [[LastSecondWordSwap hey]].
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Captain America's brief career as a USO mascot is shown via a montage of his cheesy propaganda musical number, complete with high-kicking ChorusGirls, [[MythologyGag punching Hitler over a hundred times]], and a completely over-the-top EarWorm of a song "The Star-Spangled Man." [[SoBadItsGood And it is glorious]]!
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'':The cheapo aesthetic of the "real-life" Galaxy Quest show. It's very fun to watch the special features, in which the filmmakers discuss the cutting-edge special effects technology used to film the movie, and then show how they made the in-universe television show look cheaply-made on purpose - complete with a red cyclorama and papier-mâché rocks. Director Dean Parisot explains that he put sand on the dolly tracks to make the camerawork look rough.
* In Werner Herzog's ''Film/HeartOfGlass'', almost all roles were played by untrained actors who were hypnotized for shooting. As a result, they move around like sleepwalkers and deliver their lines with essentially no acting at all.
* In ''Film/{{Detention}}'', what we see of the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Cinderhella]]'' movies plays out like every teen {{slasher|Movie}} and TorturePorn cliche come to life. The eponymous killer appears to be some sort of spurned high school girl (we're never given any details of the films' plot) who, in the second film, is torturing one of her classmates, forcing her to perform a ''Film/{{Saw}}''-style act of self-mutilation in order to avoid getting her head blown off by a device that a teenage girl ''really'' shouldn't have the resources or technical know-how to build. The bootleg work print for the third film likewise depicts a group of teens (who are conspicuously like the main characters of ''Detention'', who are watching the work print) engaging in such [[TheScourgeOfGod immoral behaviors]] as premarital sex and {{digital piracy|IsEvil}} before Cinderhella walks in and murders them all.
* The entirety of ''Film/CasaDeMiPadre'', as it fashions itself after telenovelas.
* In ''Film/TheDecoyBride'', [[Creator/DavidTennant James]] is the author of a novel called ''The Ornithologist's Wife''. It's set on the tiny Scottish island of Hegg, but James has never even set foot on Hegg, so the novel is riddled with inaccuracies. It's also full of PurpleProse and Katie describes it as soulless with an [[StrangledByTheRedString unsatisfactory]] Romance Arc. It's also ''very'' [[{{Doorstopper}} heavy]]. Every single inhabitant of Hegg has read it, because it's the only book ever written about the island, but they all mock it rather relentlessly.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', the scenes in the Other World are done with slightly worse animation, some missing frames here or there, just to make it feel unsettling to the audience even before the [[CrapSaccharineWorld the big reveal]].
* Much of the humor of ''Film/BlackDynamite'' is in presenting the film as a shoddy blaxploitation film filled with 70s-era ValuesDissonance and low production value.
* The song "Please Mr. Kennedy," from ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis'', doesn't suck, exactly, but Music/PhilOchs it isn't.
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[[folder:Let's Play]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9z2FYfuwpI& This]] ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' let's play featuring off-sync, offensive commentary, bad video and sound quality, unskilled gameplay and bad screen capturing.
* "Crumbling Centurion", a {{troll}}[=/=]parody who initially pretended to be a ''LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab'' hater, with his "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJbMy-JJC9Y LETS PLAY MININGCRAFT]]". Deliberately horrible recording quality (using a camera to record the video off the computer screen), misinformation and lag...
-->minecraft is a game where you take blocks and then make other blocks and then make a mine or a house out of blocks it is very fun
* LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s VideoGame/MegaMan 2 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prTTCt2CwC8 LP]]. Made for April Fools 2009 as a parody of crappy Mega Man [=LPs=] on Website/YouTube.
* [=ChipCheezum=] and General Ironicus' LP of ''NoMoreHeroes'' had one video like this, specifically for a {{Crossover}} with WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}. ItMakesSenseInContext... [[MindScrew no, it doesn't.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* OlderThanPrint: Creator/GeoffreyChaucer had his AuthorAvatar in ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' tell the bizarre story of Sir Thopas, a hyperactive Belgian child who spurs his horse until it's a bloody mess. The host cuts off the parody in the middle to complain that it sucks.
* Daniel Keyes's novel ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'' is written in the form of Charlie Gordon's journal. The early (before his intelligence was enhanced) and late ([[TearJerker after the effect wears off]]) entries are written in a barely-literate style indicative of Charlie's mental deficiency.
* In ''TreasureIsland'', the character Dr. Livesey takes over narration of the events on ship while Jim off on the island, doing so in a very tedious style.
* In Henry Fielding's novel ''Jonathan Wild'' the various crooks and prostitutes usually speak in a gentle style, but it's essentially implied that Fielding is "translating" their speech for ironic effect, and in one instance, a love note written by Wild is produced which has attrocyous spelng errerz.
* In the Creator/StephenKing story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes The End of the Whole Mess]]'', the writer's skill deteriorates as his mental capacity does.
** Stephen King also did a version of this in his novel ''Literature/{{Misery}}''. The main character, Paul Sheldon, spends most of the book writing a new book in his popular [[ShowWithinAShow Misery series]], and the writing style, while not really worse, is somewhat different. The format of the book within the book also changes as the character's typewriter decays -- it begins in regular type, then a few letters become handwritten, until by the end the entire manuscript is written by hand.
** The 'novel within a novel' is actually something of an inversion of this trope as, while the format does disintegrate, the actual story is actually a well-written, gripping narrative which the main character comes to prefer to his supposedly 'serious' writing.
*** ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' also has a completely straight version of this trope when Paul is writing his first draft of the new book. Paul utterly despises the [[ShowWithinAShow Misery series]] but is trying to provide his "number one fan" with everything he thinks she loved about the series, including over-the-top, melodramatic dialogue and one-dimensional characters.
** And he did it again in ''The Dark Half'', where the main character's dead pseudonym comes to life and goes on a killing rampage until the main character agrees to help him write one last novel. That novel begins all right, but by the second chapter, every other word is "sparrow" (sparrows being an ongoing theme in the overall novel.)
** And again in the short story Survivor Type, in which the main character is surviving through [[ImAHumanitarian unusual means]] on a barren rock island. He uses heroin to anesthetize himself, and it shows in the journal he is keeping.
* MarioVargasLlosa's semi-autobiographical novel ''La tia Julia y el escribidor'' (''Literature/AuntJuliaAndTheScriptwriter'') has a structure where intercalates a chapter telling the protagonist story with another being the argument of one of the radial {{Soap Opera}}s written by the eponymous ''scriptwriter'' Pedro Camacho. While the protagonist story is told in a very consistent style, the "Soap" chapters are written in a more grandiloquent style, although not actually ''truly bad'' written. These alternate chapters detail the events going on in the various radio soap operas written by the scriptwriter, who are already very convoluted and filled with a lot of AuthorAppeal and AuthorAvatar meddlings, but become increasingly bizarre as the plots of the separate soap operas start to merge, all thanks to the increasingly unstable mental state of Camacho due to burnout.
* Douglas Coupland's ''The Gum Thief'' features portions of the novel the protagonist is writing, entitled ''Glove Pond''. It's written in a somewhat stilted style, with a bizarre plot and characters and themes clearly based on the author's own life and issues. It's sort of hilarious and pathetic at the same time.
* A recurring character in Kurt Vonnegut's books is Kilgore Trout, a failing sci-fi writer. The readers are treated with short depictions of his books.
* Inverted in Tad Williams's short story ''Writer's Child'' in that the main narrative is purportedly written by a seven-year-old girl using exactly the kind of style you might expect while the excerpts of her father's writing are on another level entirely. Also, the story is not comedy but horror.
* ''Caversham Heights'', the unpublished novel where Literature/ThursdayNext takes refuge in ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well Of Lost Plots]]'' is described as being "of dubious merit" and the scenes we see being made bear this out. The novel's main character Jack Spratt worries the whole thing will be deleted.
** A delicious bit of metafiction, as in all of Fforde's work. At the end of ''Well of Lost Plots'', Spratt's novel is entirely changed by taking on characters from {{nursery rhyme}}s. The book itself was later published ''in real life'' as ''[[NurseryCrime The Big Over Easy]]''. This is inspired, because ''The Big Over Easy'' was in fact the ''first'' novel Fforde wrote. After getting it rejected by many editors, he instead wrote ''The Eyre Affair'', first of the Literature/ThursdayNext books, and it was the success of this that got his original novel published as well. Not content to just publish it, though, he actually wrote it into the main series! And the real novel itself is far from bad, being widely praised, so this ends up a sort of circular subversion.
* Literature/AdrianMole at some point wrote a book called "Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland". In which the protagonist writes another novel, entitled "Sparg from Kronk" (in which the protagonist... writes "a book without language", meaning Adrian Mole creator Sue Townsend ended up writing [[MostWritersAreWriters a book about someone writing a book about someone writing a book about someone writing a book]]). Somehow, both books manage to be ''even worse'' than they sound.
* Thomas Pynchon's ''The Crying of Lot 49'' is full of this, most notably in the forms of a cheesy family film called ''Cashiered'' (with an ending that surely caused nightmares to the fictional audience), a bad rock band who wish they were Music/TheBeatles, and an "ill, ill Jacobean revenge play" called ''The Courier's Tragedy'', which is basically period {{Gorn}}.
* ''TheSoundAndTheFury''. The first section is written from the perspective of a retarded man, and moves in and out of flashbacks with no warning. It also gives no {{expospeak}} of any kind, making it ridiculously difficult to figure out the setting or the character relationships. The second section of the book is written by a lunatic who [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible is apparently opposed to the sentence]]. Then it gets comprehensible.
* Roger Solmes' writing style in ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}''. He can't spell.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''') novels take the form of Cain's unofficial personal memoirs, which are pretty good. Unfortunately, because of Cain's very narrow focus (he never discusses anything which doesn't DIRECTLY affect him) the editor of these memoirs regularly finds it necessary to include extracts from other sources to fill in the context. Many of these are very poor, ''especially'' the extracts from the memoirs of Jenit Sulla, a retired general who served under Cain in her youth. The editor considers Sulla's writing to be [[PurpleProse so bad]] that she apologizes every time she is forced to refer to it, and regularly encourages readers to skip the extracts if they feel like it.
** It should be noted that almost all extracts of certain events, written by military personal, are in similar purple pose writing style (the editor even comments once about how good it is that a certain admiral hasn't written his memoirs yet). This could hint that most officers think that they have to write in that style and that Cain's "I don't care if someone ever reads this" feeling about writing these memoirs are the actual reason why they are so well written. Also, in Sulla's case, you can almost guess that she really thought the way she wrote.
*** The Imperium heavily edits the memoirs of imperial commanders in order to make them more in line with the fiction they spout, about how humanity is infallible, peerless in every way, and the most cultured species in the universe. So it could be more like Cain's memoirs, where the parts written by the author are somewhere on the cutting room floor or in inquisitorial libraries. It's also stated that Cain's memoirs that were released to the public are also in the same style. Maybe the imperial editors are just bad at writing?
** In the first book, information on the history of Gravalax is conveyed through a book called ''Purge The Unclean!'', which claims to be an "unbiased" view of things. The writing is almost a parody of the typical Imperial line as expressed elsewhere in the 40K universe, and the author has a [[GeneralRipper fanatical hatred of rogue traders]]; Vail frequently cuts off the excerpts when he starts blaming them for what's gone wrong.
* This is the central conceit of ''Literature/TheIronDream''; Hitler is writing the novel within a novel, ''Lord of the Swastika'', as his brain is rotting away from syphilis.
* The short story "Witness for the Prosecution" by Q. Patrick is narrated by a [[CreepyChild scary]], possibly slow 11-year-old whose writing is characterized by [[NoPunctuationPeriod minimal punctuation]] and a consistent pattern of misspellings.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's story ''Cal'' features the eponymous robot's quest to become a writer, aided by having various modules installed. At first his stories are textbook examples of this trope, but the last story he writes avoids this (and pisses off his master enough that his master tries to have all the upgrades removed).
** As a bonus, the story is about a demon called Azazel... That's right: Cal finally became a good enough writer to ''copy Asimov.''
* In the ''CaptainUnderpants'' series, George and Harold write and draw (well, George writes and Harold draws) their own comics, with each book having at least one comic for a chapter. The art and spelling is, to put it simply, sub-par. Their MirrorUniverse counterparts, however, draw comics which have superior art and spelling. The normal-universe George and Harold, however, think it's ''awful''.
* ''The Fall of the House of Usher'' by EdgarAllanPoe has the horrendously trite story "The Mad Trist".
** But everything else pales in comparison to the masterwork of bad writing, ''A Predicament,'' preceded by the context-setting short story, ''How to Write a Blackwood Article.'' In ''Blackwood,'' a magazine editor tells UpperClassTwit Psyche Zenobia the secrets to writing a "sensation" story about madness and death -- in other words, [[SelfDeprecation a story not unlike some of Poe's own work.]] Psyche then goes on to produce a stunningly terrible story filled with [[BlindIdiotTranslation mangled foreign quotations]], {{Narm}}, and a [[{{Gorn}} graphic]] but [[YouFailBiologyForever implausible]] description of the narrator's [[BloodlessCarnage decap]][[MadeOfPlasticine itation.]]
* Both ''AtlantaNights'' and ''Crack of Death'' were written for submission to PublishAmerica, to test their claim that they were a traditional publisher instead of VanityPublishing. They were both written by a group of authors writing as badly as they could from a minimal outline. Both were accepted, but after the hoax was revealed, PublishAmerica suddenly backed out.
** ''Naked Came the Stranger'' was written for a similar, but more ambitious purpose--to see how well a "bad" book would sell if it had a lot of gratuitous sex. Pretty well, as it turns out.
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' uses this trope with regard to the three worst examples of poetry in the universe. Subverted in the radio, print, and film versions; which give no examples of the absolute worst (that of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings, or Paul Neil Milne Johnston, depending on the version, of Earth) or of the second worst (that of the Azgoths of Kria). The third worst, that of the Vogons, is actually included; but in a form which makes sense in-universe while being complete gibberish to the reader. Played straight in the television series, which includes intelligible examples of the first and second worst as screen text during one of the animated Guide sequences.
* ''Literature/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'' features several of T.S. Garp's works. On the whole... not so good.
* While stories aren't usually told in this fashion in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, the [[AnachronismStew semi-medieval]] fantasy setting is played realistically in that the vast majority of people are illiterate or semi-literate, and things like spelling, grammar and punctuation haven't really been standardised yet. Thus, any in-story written document is either in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe or written like a kindergartner.
** Discworld has also named the ''WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma'' trope.
* The ''BlackCompany'' novels are supposedly the annals of the eponymous mercenary company, and each Annalist puts his own spin on recording events. When one Annalist was sick, the Company's wizard had to fill in for a few chapters, and his writing was ''terrible''.
* Literature/{{Jennings}}'s attempt to write a detective story:
--> Bang! Bang! Bang! Three shots rang out. Two policemen fell dead and the third whistled through his hat.
* Noel's poetry in "The Story of the Treasure Seeker's" by E Nesbit, even though the other children think he's a gifted poet.
* The last two chapters of the novel "Aliss", a macabre retelling of Alice in Wonderland, degenerate into a succession of laconic sentences always ending with an ellipsis. Since the book is written in first person, it's understandable that the style of writing would change after Aliss has been beaten. And shot. And raped.
* Some of the material in ''HouseOfLeaves'' might fall into this category.
* Near the end of ''Literature/TheTerror'' by Creator/DanSimmons the main doctor's journal entries become increasingly incoherent as [[spoiler: he goes insane and finally dies.]]
* In the ''Literature/SmokeAndShadows'' trilogy, the main cast is constantly beset by all manner of supernatural shenanigans, from evil wizards to demons, and the main character, Tony, has an even longer history including everything that might possibly go bump in the night. But no threat of death or insanity is worse than when their reality gets as vapid and cliched as the horrid Vampire Detective Show they all work for.
* In ThePaleKing, part of Chapter 24 is taken from the packet of IRS orientation materials for new hires, which Wallace states is the reason for the dead, bureaucratic flavor of the narration.
* Lenskiy's romantic poem in Creator/AlexanderPushkin's ''Eugene Onegin'' is a ClicheStorm.
* In the Literature/TimeScout series, most things in the past were handmade, and most people paid attention to things like clothes and weapons. Therefor, a scout's, guide's, or tourist's gear has to mimic the imperfections of handmade equipment.
* Creator/MarkTwain ''loved'' this trope. Consider the writings of Emmeline Grangerford in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn''. ([[AvertedTrope Averted]] in a notable scene in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer''--after we're treated to the [[{{Narm}} hilariously dreadful]] essays and poetry of the girls at Tom's school, Twain admits that [[TakeThat he got them all from an actual book]].)
* The romance novels of Rosie M. Banks in Creator/PGWodehouse's books.
* ''{{Push}}'' by Sapphire, later adapted into the film {{Precious}}. [[FunetikAksent The spelling is phonetic and the grammar is similar to speech patterns found in African American Vernacular English]] [[note]] AAVE is also referred to as Ebonics[[/note]] instead of conventional written English. [[spoiler: Her spelling, grammar and overall writing improves as she is placed in a class catering to people with difficulties in reading and writing.]]
* In the AgathaChristie short story collection ''The Thirteen Problems'', each story is narrated by a different member of MissMarple's circle. Mrs Bantry insists she has no talent for storytelling and doesn't understand how [[AllFirstPersonNarratorsWriteLikeNovelists the others do it]]. She demonstrates this by describing the bare facts of the case in a single paragraph and saying she can't go any further without giving away the solution. The bulk of the story consists of the other characters patiently asking questions in order to get details like the names of the suspects or the existence of a LoveTriangle.
* A variation: In ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'', British statesman Lord Chesterfield deliberately writes in a way to demonstrate how not to write English: "MY LORD: I HAD, last night, the honor of your Lordship's letter of the 24th; and will SET ABOUT DOING the orders contained THEREIN; and IF so BE that I can get that affair done by the next post, I will not fail FOR TO give your Lordship an account of it by NEXT POST. I have told the French Minister, AS HOW THAT IF that affair be not soon concluded, your Lordship would think it ALL LONG OF HIM; and that he must have neglected FOR TO have wrote to his court about it. I must beg leave to put your Lordship in mind AS HOW, that I am now full three quarter in arrear; and if SO BE that I do not very soon receive at least one half year, I shall CUT A VERY BAD FIGURE; FOR THIS HERE place is very dear. I shall be VASTLY BEHOLDEN to your Lordship for THAT THERE mark of your favor; and so I REST or REMAIN, Your, etc." (EMPHASIS as in the original)
* ''DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'':
** The short story "Voice from the Vortex" by Gareth Roberts in ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' is a parody of the TheyJustDidntCare stories in the sixties and seventies World Distributors ''Doctor Who'' annuals, with appalling artwork, a nonsensical plot, and characters called "[[IAmNotShazam Dr. Who]]" and "Rosie Taylor" ([[FashionDissonance who wears a mod dress and beehive]]). It also features constant [[CriticalResearchFailure glaring inaccuracies]], like the time machine being called ''Tardis'' and having a rectangular console and making a beeping noise when it takes off; and writing the Ninth Doctor (a terse, witty Mancunian) with the same speech patterns as the First Doctor (a fearsome and formal old man), describing him as wearing a cloak and handbag and being chubby, and having him [[TechnicalPacifist carry a gun]] and cry for no reason. On top of that the prose is riddled with malapropisms and basically ugly verbal constructions and ends with AnAesop that has nothing to do with anything that happened.
** ''The Angel's Kiss Starring Melody Malone'' is written in an over-the-top {{Camp}}y PrivateEyeMonologue style with [[FanDisservice painfully unsexy sexy bits]], and occasionally stops the plot dead to focus on in-universe AuthorAppeal elements, like the fashion, and how sexy and fashionable all the male characters are and how much they all fancy Melody Malone, and [[HerCodenameWasMarySue how sexy and fashionable Melody Malone is]].
* In ''The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling'' by LawrenceBlock, the {{MacGuffin}} is a FictionalDocument called ''The Deliverance of Fort Bucklow'', which is supposedly rare and valuable because it's so bad that, after recovering from his FilibusterFreefall, the author destroyed as many copies as he could in shame. To prove that he has the book, Bernie has to read out passages, which are appropriately horrible.
* A character in ''Literature/LoveDishonorMarryDieCherishPerish'' gives a toast in poorly metered, ostensibly rhymed verse. It is the only part of Creator/DavidRakoff's VerseNovel in which a character is [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis overtly]] reciting poetry except for a brief quotation from Creator/OscarWilde, and the only horrible poetry in the book.
* ''Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan'' is made of this trope. It's the "autobiography" of the character, and his writing style is sheer torture. He particularly abuses ThatMakesMeFeelAngry and ClicheStorm, changes tenses semi-randomly, misuses words, [[UnreliableNarrator lies all the time]] and invents unbelievable embellishments, informs the readers [[ViewersAreMorons whenever he does anything he considers clever with his writing]], at one point plagiarises Wikipedia, and gives long and painfully elaborate descriptions of irrelevant details such as the exact physical way that he opened an envelope containing his A-level results. There is nothing good about his writing whatsoever.
* OlderThanFeudalism: Eumolpus in ''Literature/TheSatyricon'', an absolutely awful poet who is [[GiftedlyBad nevertheless convinced he is a genius philosopher]]. We hear plenty of his bad poetry throughout his sections of the story, and it is so bad that other people usually pelt him with rocks to make him stop. [[TheWeirdAlEffect It was probably a parody of now-lost Roman poetry the contemporary audience would have recognised]].
* The dialogue to Charlie's play in ''Literature/ClocksThatDontTick'' is nothing short of terrible. The [[BloodSport very real violence]] that occurs after said dialogue makes it stand out even more.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* This is the whole purpose of ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' The intentionally-awful ShowWithinAShow is a poorly produced supernatural horror series from TheEighties, with amateurish production, atrocious acting, and hack writing that exposes the various bigoted beliefs of the self-important writer. The retrospective cast interviews interspersed throughout each episode are also filled with the trope, showing how the people behind the show are clueless as to their own incompetence and are all pretty awful people.
** Todd's attempt to become a pop star by releasing a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzjT_m7PH80 One Track Lover]]". It's a ClicheStorm of the worst parts of the late 80s, with the absurdly wet Dean Learner as AWildRapperAppears.
* ''Wormhole X-Treme!'', a ShowWithinAShow from the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode of the same name. It can be considered either a [[SelfDeprecation self-parody]] or an {{Anvilicious}} TakeThat against the campier predecessors of ''Stargate''; either way, it's full of {{Take That}}s directed at earlier ''SG-1'' episodes.
* Creator/ConanOBrien's [[http://kimarnic.deviantart.com/art/Toad-odia-a-los-Yoshis-180355596 merciless parody of the Spider-Man musical.]]
* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' does this with the jingles Charlie writes. Granted jingles are rarely good in the first place, but one glaring example is when TheRival is set to win his eighth award in a row, which Charlie was only nominated for. The rival goes on stage to perform his song, and it of course is cheesy and hammy. [[ShaggyDogStory Yet the rival wins again.]]
** Also happens when Alan decides to write a book.
** And his screenplay. "Suddenly a meteor comes out of the sky..."
* ''Series/ICarly'': Subverted. The episodes present the webshow segments in Freddie's perspective being the one behind the video camera (with a battery charge indicator, frames, etc.) The "uploaded" videos on the actual iCarly website look quite similar to what is seen on Website/YouTube (with a small rectangle video frame, with comments and the rest of the site around it). Of course, going "full screen" doesn't seem to ruin the quality, though.
* On ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Randy Disher's attempts to be a rocker in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist" result in at least one hilariously bad video. We only see part of it in the episode, and it clearly looks like it was made on a very low budget. You can watch the full version on USANetwork's site or by searching for it on YouTube, where you can see its low quality in the fact that they just did a lot of green-screen work and superimposed images instead of doing location shooting like most music videos go with.
** Karen Stottlemeyer's documentaries are apparently very terrible, enough that Leland refuses to watch them even though she hawks him in "Mr. Monk and the Very Very Old Man" to watch her documentary about Miles Holling, the oldest man in the world, which Monk and Leland have to struggle to stay awake to watch
* ''{{Friends}}'' does this a lot with Joey's acting career.
** ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' doesn't escape, despite being a real life soap. In fact, in one memorable scene, Joey's stalker refuses to believe he is an actor and not really Dr. Drake Ramoray - but is convinced to leave by a badly acted, badly improvised skit concocted by Ross. This reached its height of superb nonsense when Joey's character received a ''brain transplant'' so that a woman could live on in Drake's body - but then the body rejected the woman's brain, as explained in a scene where Joey is acting as though he has the brain of ''Drake'', even though Drake's brain was meant to have been damaged beyond repair.
** And who can forget some of the dross he's been seen in on stage. ''Freud! The Musical'' springs to mind. Especially since we got reminded of it in every ClipShow ever. Why couldn't they let us forget it?
** As Chandler said of ''[[EpunymousTitle Mac And C.H.E.E.S.E.]]'', a BuddyCopShow that paired Joey with a robot, "That was one of the worst things ''ever''. And not just on TV."
** "Why Don't You Like Me", a [[StrawFeminist one-woman monologue]] featuring an angry lady shouting her life story at her audience. Chandler, unintentionally left to watch it by himself, gives it a rave review, saying it's deepened his understanding of what women go through. [[spoiler:Of course, it was painfully bad - by tricking the friends into seeing it, Chandler gets his revenge.]]
** Phoebe's songs don't exactly hit high notes in the music world either. However, unlike Joey's career, this is recognised by everybody but herself.
** Ross's "wordless sound poems" are just as bad, if not worse.
* The show-within-a-show in ''{{Series/Extras}}'', "When The Whistle Blows". Subverted in that Andy Millman, the main actor and creator of the show, actually wanted to make a television show [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything that sounded very similar to ''Extras'' creator Ricky Gervais's previous series]], ''TheOffice'', but it was the BBC that turned it into a catchphrase-spewing, wig-and-glasses-wearing, badly-written, lowest-common-denominator sitcom that turns off critics everywhere, but makes Millman a minor star with the aforementioned lowest-common-denominator.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' enjoys watching a hospital-based soap opera called ''Prescription Passion'' while he's supposed to be working. In one episode where he kidnaps the star to treat a condition he's diagnosed by watching the show, it turns out even the male lead thinks the show is terrible.
** WordOfGod has it that they originally intended to use clips from ''GeneralHospital'' but were denied, so instead made up their own version of the show that was as ridiculous as possible (see a [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas-themed episode]] where all the doctors are wearing Santa Claus hats in the OR). However, in one episode, House tells his 'ducklings' that his file is under the codename "Luke and Laura."
** An in-universe example is the season 4 episode "Games". A former punk rocker named Jimmy Quidd ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed possibly based on]] [[Music/SexPistols Johnny Rotten]]) creates an album of pure, unrelieved, discordant noise, for the sole purpose of messing with people ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed which sounds a bit like]] ''[[Music/LouReed Metal Machine Music]]'').
--> '''House''': "Remind me of your influences here. I'm gonna say, Thelonius Monk and the sound a trash compactor makes when you crawl inside it."
* The musical "Gay" that the characters attend in episode 2.1 of ''TheITCrowd'' qualifies as this.
* ''{{Spaced}}'' character Brian Topp is an artist whose work embodies all the cliches of a tortured, pretentious, self-absorbed, angst-fueled performance-artist stereotype, pushed to their limits. Though the writers created it as if seriously trying to come up with a piece of performance art, according to the commentary, knowing that it would be funnier than if they tried to parody the style.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' features three comparatively rare music video examples from Robin's days as a [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Canadian pop star]]. The first one, at least, is SoBadItsGood.
** Also, there's the pretentious experimental play Lily is in (Ted describes it as being below "homeless people screaming at you in the park" as a theatrical experience) and the one-man play Barney does just to get even with Lily for having to sit through it.
** There's also Doctor X, Ted's persona from his college radio days. Although this definitely counts as SoBadItsGood too.
** And the movie ''The Wedding Bride'', which was every ChickFlick cliche turned UpToEleven.
** Also the board games made by Lily's dad, many of which no store with any common sense would dare put on their shelves. As just a taste, one of his "board games" consists of nothing more than ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids holding onto jumper cables connected to a car battery]]''.
** There was also the game show "Heads or Tails", in which contestants can win fabulous prizes if they call a coin flip correctly. Granted, the only thing really wrong with it was the premise, but that premise was bad enough to count.
* An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had the crew trapped in a 1920's style gangster story that repeated itself over and over and kept them from leaving. Upon examining the hotel that was the setting, they discover the skeletal remains of an astronaut. Reading his diary reveals that his ship encountered aliens which accidentally killed his crew. Out of remorse, they placed the lone survivor in a replication of what they thought he would be happy with. Unfortunately, the only reference they had to what life was like on Earth was a copy of a trashy novel he had brought along with him. The astronaut laments that, while he believes the aliens meant well, the characters are so shallow and the plot is so derivative, that it has become a living hell and he eagerly looks forward to the sweet release of death.
* The "Captain Proton!" holonovels from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. A deliberate send-up of the old sci-fi film serials that, to today's jaded viewers, really did suck. The Holodoc ticks off the crew by incorporating them into one of his own holonovels, which are ''already'' bad. Tom Paris takes revenge by rewriting the novel, meaning that now it depicts the Doc in a horrible light (as opposed to his crewmates). The best (or worst, depending on your point of view) part of the joke was that once he sees things from the crew's perspective in Tom's rewrite, he finishes it (presumably in a form they're okay with), and publishes it, and it's implied that it may well start a rebellion of some kind among Holodocs being used as miners in a capacity not unlike slaves.
* [=McGee=]'s novel from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', a parody of the trashy bestseller. People like his books, but they're not good. The extra joke being how seriously he takes his writing.
* This is the entire premise behind Victoria Wood's ''Acorn Antiques'', a spoof of 1980s British soap operas which formed a recurring sketch on ''Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV''. The sketches exaggerated all the problems resulting from the unfeasibly tight schedules and low budgets of soaps, including wobbly sets (with which the actors often collided), underrehearsed actors flubbing lines and missing cues while obviously reading cue cards, visible technical equipment (with which the actors also often collided), crew members audibly hissing directions from off screen, ill-fitting costumes, obvious continuity errors, and stories rife with absurd twists, implausible dialogue, unresolved subplots, and wildly inconsistent characterisation. Even the credits were not immune to technical problems and corner-cutting (the theme tune went from being rendered on a tinny synthesiser to a piano version seemingly recorded in someone's living room).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The propaganda film at the start of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Armageddon Factor" is a classic example... although, as ''Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide'' notes, it would have worked better if the rest of the story had been more of an improvement.
** Harrison Chase's "music" in ''The Seeds of Doom''.
** The trailer for the Dalek movie at the beginning of the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama]] ''Jubilee'' is ridiculously over the top and involves a lot of very large explosions, as a send-up of Hollywood movies.
** The Eleventh Doctor's hilariously bad dancing, lovingly dubbed the Drunk Giraffe outside the show, is this. Creator/MattSmith was told to dance badly, and he did.
** Done for dramatic effect with the Second Doctor's recorder playing in "The Power of the Daleks". He starts off constantly getting the notes wrong, and going right back to the beginning of the tune every time he does, in the manner of a beginner; and his breath control is horrible and leads to him frequently accidentally overblowing it. As he settles into his new personality, he gets better and better at playing it until he's actually pretty good.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'''s Nikki was a guest star on a show called ''Exposé'', which is about strippers who fight crime. The show features melodramatic music, bad acting, and the odious CatchPhrase "Razzle dazzle!" yelled by the strippers as they fight. Notable for having Billy Dee Williams as the BigGood [[spoiler:except he's [[TheReveal secretly]] the Cobra, the BigBad!]]
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Terminator Cromartie imitates an actor. After some of Cromartie's crimes become public, a few clips from one of his movies are shown. They're about a barbarian and include a lovely blond wig, poorly spliced-in footage of a tiger, and utterly legendary acting.
** An obvious ShoutOut to Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as {{Conan|TheBarbarian}}, though it seems a bit more ''[[Film/TheBeastMaster Beast Master]]''
* In a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch, the movie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVc0EZl3AfU Scott of the Antarctic]]'' is renamed ''Scott of the Sahara'' so Scott can get to fight a lion. The fight scene starts with the charge of a StockFootage lion, which reaches Scott as a lifeless dummy lion. Halfway through the fight, the dummy is replaced with an actor in a lion suit who punches Scott and hits him over the head with a chair. At the end, as was promised by Idle's character, the blood goes "psssh" in slow motion....with all the drama of water from a drinking fountain.
* ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' tried to do this with the [[NoodleIncident never seen]] "Peripheral Vision Man" sketches, which are [[TakeOurWordForIt continually derided as awful]]. This ended up misfiring, as all of the "brilliant" sketches that are shown are completely terrible, one wonders how bad Peripheral Vision Man could possibly be, especially considering that it's the only sketch premise that might actually appear on a real sketch comedy show.
* Australian comedian Shaun Micallef uses this very frequently, both in playing himself as a terrible television host and interviewer in ''TheMicallefProgram'', and more notably through the persona of David [=McGhan=], who has been a completely idiotic reporter, hosted a nigh-incomprehensible documentary series, and produced and starred his own spy series (''Roger Explosion''), western (''Villain in a Cowboy Hat''), courtroom drama (''District Attorney Ferguson'') and medical drama (''Dr. Miracle''), all of which were (deliberately) terrible beyond description - or SoBadItsGood.
** Also ''Sotto Vocce'', the SpaghettiWestern with the [[PunnyName inaudible hero]], who was carried through to Micaleff's ''Newstopia'' series and given classy big budget production values, but still kept the same bad acting and relevant cliches.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has con artist Sophie Devereaux, who is a [[LargeHam terrible actress]]... unless she's conning someone, in which case she's incredible. The show's so far included a hamtastic rendition of Lady Theatre/{{Macbeth}}, an audition for a soap commercial where she "view[s] the dirt as a metaphor for sin," and an [[TakeOurWordForIt unseen]] performance of ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' where [[GenderFlip she played Willy Loman]].
** The episode "The Stork Job" also has the team hijack the production of a film shot in Serbia called ''Howl Force'', which features "NATO forces fighting werewolves." Sophie actually turns in a moving performance as a nun who gets shot to death by enemy soldiers... but no one gets it on tape.
** The episode "The Three Days of the Hunter Job" also had a non-artistic version of this, otherwise much the same, featuring [[ImpossibleThief Parker]]:
--> '''Sophie''': "You're not supposed to ''take'' it, you're supposed to get ''caught'' with it.
--> '''Parker''': "I don't know ''how'' to get caught!" *
--> '''Sophie''': "Yeah, I know it's difficult to steal badly, just... try."
--> ''Sophie riffles through a stack of papers loudly, then slams a desk drawer.''
** In "The Studio Job", the mark is a CountryMusic singer. The protagonists watch one of his {{Music Video}}s, which is so corny and cliched that it leads to SuckinessIsPainful.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukqt7-2AGaE Charlie the Wonderdog]]''. [[BadBadActing "YAY! NICE-WORK-CHAR-LIE!"]]
** "It's a STICK!!" [shrug]
* From ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike's poetry. Dear God.
--> My heart expands,
--> 'tis grown a bulge in it
--> inspired by your beauty... effulgent.
** The first time we hear that poem was before he was a vampire, and one listener said that he'd rather have a railroad spike driven into his head than hear it. The second time is a hundred plus years later in a rough biker-type bar. This time the patrons loved it, because everyone in the bar (including Spike) was completely drunk.
** Giles drawing. Just look at ''Hush'', or his conversations with the Chinese Slayerette. Especially bad in comparison to Angel's ''incredibly'' lifelike sketches... vampire should have been an artist.
* In a ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode where we hear George sing an answering machine message to the tune of the ''Greatest American Hero'' theme song, Broadway star Jason Alexander had to tone down his singing talent to sound more like George would sing.
** Elaine's awful dancing also fits this trope.
* ''TwinPeaks'' and its in-series soap opera ''Invitation to Love''.
* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the character Becky writes fan fiction that applies {{Rule 34}} to the in-universe series of novels describing the lives of the protagonists. The excerpt of her work that actually appears on the show is full of {{Narm}} and FetishRetardant.
** There is also a far superior and more accurate, and very popular, series that also chronicles their lives, written by a prophet called Chuck who knows what will happen to them shortly before they do. It's quality is justified, [[spoiler: seeing that Chuck is actually {{God}}]].
** Dean heatedly denies watching ''Dr. Sexy, MD''.
* Almost everything Charlie writes in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is either completely illegible or completely insane. The best example of this would be his song The Nightman - Charlie claims it is about the nightman filling him up and he becomes the spirit of the nightman, but the lyrics sound like they are more about a man breaking into his house and raping him. Later when Mac hands Dennis Charlie's lyrics, Dennis asks if it is a page from a colouring book.
** To say nothing of his musical "The Nightman Cometh."
* Christopher Multisanti seems to be a magnet for this trope in ''Series/TheSopranos''. Season 1 introduces the godawful band Visiting Day, which he is forced to help promote with his girlfriend Adriana. Later seasons introduce his screenplay [[spoiler: and later film]], which is basically a poorly-spelled ClicheStorm of bad mafia movie and horror film tropes.
* ''FatherTed'' opens one episode with a clip from a show called "Father Ben", displaying exactly the same title sequence as its parent show, and hilariously similar yet exaggerated characters.
* In ''Series/{{Skins}}'' Series 3, Freddie's sister takes part in a TV talent competition to join girl group "Da Sexxbombz". The show is like an even ''more'' crass, sleazy version of TheXFactor or Series/AmericanIdol.
* A recurring sketch on ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' features two scriptwriters who don't do their research. ''Any'' reserch. Their sports drama is filled with GretzkyHasTheBall; their hospital show was written without knowing any medical terms, and so on. Faced with their Bad Bad Scripts, it's apparent that everyone else involved [[TheyJustDidntCare ceases to care]], so we get BadBadActing as well.
* ''TheMuppetShow'' pretty much runs on this trope. Fozzie Bear's terrible comedy act is the most obvious example; but it's also a good description of many other major and minor characters, particularly Miss Piggy, and the hapless duo Wayne and Wanda.
* ''Flight of the Concords'' has some of this when we see the band actually play a gig. They also appear to only know 2 songs (Robots and Rock the Party). The music videos in the show that presumably take place in the characters' minds are very good in comparison.
* ''{{Flash Forward|2009}}'' has a recurring kids' cartoon called "Tim Tim and Squirrelio" which looks more like a bad flash cartoon than an actual animated show.
* ''SaturdayNightLive'' had its running series in the 1970s episodes hosted by Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Creator/DanAykroyd) featuring "Bad Theater", "Bad Cinema", "Bad Musicals", "Bad Children's Cabaret", etc.
** Also worth noting is the recurring "Digital Short" "Laser Cats". Each "Laser Cats" begins with Andy Samberg and Bill Hader pitching their idea to showrunner Lorne Michaels. ''In the future, cats develop the ability to shoot lasers out of their mouths.'' The shorts feature them as [[AwesomeMcCoolName Admiral Spaceship and Nitro]], SpacePolice who [[TheyFightCrime fight evil]] with laser cats. The shorts are all shot with handheld cameras in locations that are obviously just back halls of the SNL studio, featuring terrible special effects, BadBadActing, poor costumes, and "cats" that switch between real cats and stuffed ones without warning. Each time, Hader and Samberg think "Laser Cats" is brilliant; Michaels just tells them to get the hell out of his office (though the recent one with ''Steven Spielberg backing it up'' did make LorneMichaels reconsider, even if he had to lie about how good it was).
* Rachel's Run Joey Run video in ''{{Glee}}''. And let's not forget "My Headband" and "My Cup," two awful attempts at songwriting.
** Also, Blaine's big brother Cooper thinks himself a great actor. He's really not.
-->'''Cooper:''' The secret to great acting, ''great'' acting: ignoring whatever the other actor is doing. Eye contact with a scene partner is incredibly distracting; I try to tune them out entirely. Sometimes I wear ear plugs. That way I don't get distracted by what they're doing, and I can focus on the ''awesome'' acting choices I've planned ahead of time. Like, eating a roast beef sandwich. Right? Other choices I can plan ahead of time: [[BigHam SCREAMING ALL MY LINES!]] Because I'm really intense, AND THE THINGS I'M FEELING are really intense 'CAUSE I'M AN INTENSE ACTOR!
* Although we never actually see her dance, Diane Chambers from ''{{Cheers}}'' is said to be very, very bad at ballet.
* In ''BlackAdder Goes Forth'', Baldrick recites several poems:
** "The German Guns":
--> '''Baldrick:''' Boom, boom, boom, boom, / Boom, boom, boom, / Boom, boom, boom, boom...
--> '''Blackadder:''' Boom, boom, boom?
--> '''Baldrick:''' How did you guess?
** "War":
-->Hear the words I sing,\\
War's a horrid thing.\\
But still I sing, sing, sing\\
Ding a ling a ling.
* The ''{{Blackadder}} the Third'' episode "Sense and Senility" featured the play ''The Bloody Murder of the Foul Prince Romero and His Enormous-Bosomed Wife'' of which its writers, Enoch Mossop and David Keanrick, were inordinately proud. The extracts we hear make it sound like the most ponderous examples of restoration drama possible.
** To give just one example, one of the lines is "To torture him I lust! Let's singe his hair, and up his nostrils hot bananas thrust!"
* An episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' features a BMovie, ''Attack of the Giant Savage Completely Invisible Aliens'', the trailer of which is little more than people pointing at things that aren't there and a flying saucer on a fishing line.
** There's also the ''{{Neighbours}}'' parody ''Androids'', which features (literally) robotic acting and deliberate 'mistakes'.
* An episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has Sabrina attempting to write a romance short story as an assignment: "Claire looked at Robert, and Robert looked at Claire. Claire and Robert were looking at each other. Claire didn't want to fall in love but nothing in her crazy life made sense and she lost all feeling in her thumbs!" Needless to say, the episode was about how she was failing that class. The one she ultimately submitted was a cliched` spy novel that, while better, was still pretty cheesy with a fair amount of FridgeLogic, even as it was magically brought to life, plus originally had a fairly depressing TheBadGuyWins outcome since Sabrina was too lazy to think of a better ending.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is all over this trope. The in-show sketches of ''TGS'' (such as Robot vs Bear and Fart Doctor) are portrayed as mindless dreck that only appeals to the lowest common denominator. Most of the rest of NBC's lineup (including reality shows such as Milf Island) are shown as no better. Then there's the distinguished careers of TGS's stars, Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney. Tracy is best known for dim-witted comedies such as ''Who Dat Ninja'' and ''Samurai I-Am-Awry''. And Jenna's greatest achievements are a Broadway adaptation of ''Film/MysticPizza'' and a biopic of Janis Joplin that, due to legal issues, ended up being about "Jackie Jormp-Jomp" performing at "Wordstock".
* ''Threat Level Midnight'', Michael's action movie from ''TheOffice''. Looks like what one expects a movie written by a regional manager and filmed in his free time over eleven years would look like. Also on The Office, the hilariously bad yet accurate sexual harassment training video ("Are you a real redhead?") and the children's show (Fundle Bundle). And Kelly's video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hoRPg4y_5g The Girl Next Door]].
* ''{{Roundhouse}}'', with its cardboard props and practically non-existent sets, seems to fit this rather well. (And WordOfGod has stated it's designed to look like kids doing a show with practically nothing.)
* A ''{{Taxi}}'' episode had Bobby get a role on a soap opera, with many jokes about how the show's star is constantly crying. Alex even reads part of the script, which specifies the exact way she should be crying with every line.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' sometimes has the crew members reenact movie scenes (or do their own) that illustrate a myth that they're testing. Often, they don't really [[RuleofFunny make an effort]] to make the [[BadBadActing acting]] (or, in some cases, [[SpecialEffectsFailure special effects]]) believable. Generally, the "worse" ones will be [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[TheReveal revealing how they were shot]]--the ChromaKey fades to green, the camera pulls back enough to show some details of the set, etc. Most noticeable for the bus jump from ''Film/{{Speed}}'', and the ''PointBreak'' "trilogy" of myths based off the plane jump.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' has the movie featured in "Hollywood AD", about one of Mulder and Scully's cases. It's a cheap looking action movie, with the pair of them do traditional Hollywood quips. Both Mulder and Scully express disgust though Scully is also above it and looks amused with the whole silly thing.
* On some episodes of ''TheRedGreenShow'', Ranger Gord did [[SpoofAesop "educational"]] forest-themed cartoons, with animal versions of the Possum Lodge members and a ParodySue version of Gord. Gord's actor (Peter Keleghan) did [[TalkingToHimself all the voices]] in a deliberately bad style, and the animation was intentionally jerky.
* ''TheLAComplex'' makes it a point how bad Nick's StandUpComedy routine is.
* While deconstructing SelfMadeMan, in ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen Colbert fires his staff and ends up filming his show with an iPhone, and using a dry eraser board to do The Word, falling straight into this trope, up until he chokes on the cap of his dry erase marker.
* On ''QueerAsFolk'' there was a ShowWithinAShow called "Gay as Blazes" which was shown to be extremely politically correct, and thus dull and overall ''very'' bad, although all the characters except Brian loved it. It was a very unsubtle TakeThat to the critics who complained that Queer as Folk itself wasn't PC enough, and eventually Brian mentions that it was cancelled.
* In one episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Lois tries to get a confession out of her sons by [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment torturing them with an obnoxiously repetitive and didactic children's song]] called "Nice Is Good, Mean Is Bad". The deliberately bad song was provided by {{Pop Star Composer}}s Music/TheyMightBeGiants, who also happened to be working on their first children's album, ''No!'', around the same time.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has the recurring ''InspectorSpacetime'' TV programme and ''Kickpuncher'' movies. We only glimpse a few scenes, and although they do look really, really bad, [[SoBadItsGood Abed and Troy love them both]].
** Ironically, Abed's films have a tendency to be...not good.
** Dean is in the process of penning a novel about the exploits of Dean Dangerous which Jeff classifies as the worst book he'll read cover to cover.
** One episode has the study group telling each other scary stories, all of which suck in different ways.
** One of the series 2 episodes ends with a terrible animated segment that the Dean is supposed to have made.
* The majority of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''. After all, it is meant to be a throwback to cheesy 60's live-action superhero shows.
* As ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' is a parody of SuperSentai shows, it frequently and deliberately uses obvious budget-cutting tricks and crappy special effects, ranging from [[FakeShemp poorly montaged shots]] to [[OffTheShelfFX using toys instead of actors]]. Even the writing is not immune, as the second season starts by [[{{Retcon}} giving a completely incorrect recap of season 1.]]
* Michael Scott's screenplay, as read by the rest of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch in ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'''s second season and seen as a produced film in the eighth.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m4E6Jvhvh8 Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story]]'', based on [[ShirleyTemple Shirley Temple Black's]] autobiography ''Child Star'', has a reputation for this due to the mediocre acting, [[RealityIsUnrealistic sugarcoating of the actress's life]], and following only half of the book which covers her career as a child star.
* HughJackman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY opening number]] when he hosted the 81st Academy Awards. He re-enacts the year's Oscar nominated films with deliberately cheap-looking props, which he claimed to have put together in his garage the night before, due to the poor economy not allowing the Academy to make actual props.
* The ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "The Most Unforgettable Characters" has Radar enrolling in a mail-order creative writing course. Throughout the episode we hear his voiceover narration of the weekly staff report written in ridiculously purple prose.
-->"The friendly old sun showed his friendly hot face over the mountains of purple majesty, as though he was salutating 'Good morning' to all. Alas, alack! The peaceful quietness was detonated by a herd of chopper, transportizing punctured personnel. But our gallant doctors, the miracle medical mortals, are ever-ready to treat the sick..."
* On ''Series/BreakingBad'', there are Saul Goodman's "Better Call Saul" commercials. Hank obviously doesn't think very highly of them:
-->'''Saul:''' Anything you care to share with me?
-->'''Hank:''' Sure, your commercials, they suck ass. See better acting in an epileptic whore-house.
* The ShowWithinAShow surgical drama Hearts'N'Scalpels on Series/{{NipTuck}}.
* The whole point of ''Series/TheSpoilsOfBabylon'', which is presented as a self-indulgent vanity project by the fictional hack author Eric Jonrosh that got shelved in 1979 and is now being unearthed. It's full of BadBadActing deliberate Special Effects Failures and an entire part played by a mannequin voiced by Carey Mulligan. It's essentially a TransAtlanticEquivalent of ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', but lampooning overblown "event" miniseries rather than supernatural horror shows.
* In ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', Brian's favourite TV show is something called "Doctor Lazer Rage", a NoBudget British science fiction show starring ex-[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] Creator/ChristopherEccleston doing a send-up of his own performance, by way of David Tennant's Doctor and [[Series/{{Blakes 7}} Roj Blake]]. What little we see of the show involves incredibly unconvincing CGI and monsters, and Eccleston's character acting painfully well despite the ludicrous IceCreamKoan and ClicheStorm dialogue they're making him say, while wearing a dreadful shiny jacket and wielding a silly raygun that makes cheesy zap sounds.
* ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'':
** The remade clips of ''Series/DoctorWho'' in ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', especially the remade "An Unearthly Child" sequences, are far, far worse than the actual 1960s ''Doctor Who'' series is - BadBadActing, awful camerawork, framing and editing, LeaveTheCameraRunning leading to awkward pauses in the action, visible stagehands, and continuity errors. Unlike most examples, this is not PlayedForLaughs, and is mostly just there to heighten the difference between the actors in character and the actors out of character, as well as to make it clear just how hopeless the show's production was. It's possible it was also exaggerated because, in the film, only short clips of the action are ever shown and so the audience needed to get a sense of the shoddiness of the production from much less footage. The clip of the Doctor's speech to the departing Susan from "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" is notably better acted, as it is in-universe EnforcedMethodActing due to Hartnell's grief over Verity Lambert's departure. (In reality, Verity Lambert left during the production of "Mission to the Unknown", a pretty grisly BottleEpisode which didn't even have the Doctor in it, so it's almost impossible that Hartnell had been thinking about her during the scene. [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory It doesn't work as well for the story, though.]])
** The costumes of some of the aliens look significantly worse than the ones in the show, possibly because of RealityIsUnrealistic - ''Doctor Who'' has a rather exaggerated reputation in the public consciousness for monsters made out of duct tape and bubble wrap (okay, [[SpecialEffectFailure that last one did happen once, but...]]) that the film had to abide by. Compare the [[http://drwhotht01.x10.mx/d01-ast/d01-ast-012.jpg Menoptera]] in the film to the [[http://drwhotht01.x10.mx/1n/d01-1n-128.jpg Menoptera]] in the show - obviously, neither is particularly good, but the original Menoptera has a more detailed headdress and makeup, more realistic antennae and eyes that aren't just painted onto the fur, more graceful limbs, wings with more structure, and a mantle made of properly quilted cloth instead of a strip of upholstery foam with the design painted on. The construction is overall better and less lopsided as well.
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* Music/HarryNilsson's marvellously 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.
* The Human League's "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" is intentionally like this, being a parody of the new wave genre. This is why the synth sound is out of tune, and the happy mood of the song is in huge contrast with most of their music. Presumably because most people didn't get the joke, they left it off their album Hysteria (although it was included on a Fascination! EP of non album material)
* Much of Music/FrankZappa's parody work, particularly his early material. The most obvious example of this is America Drinks where the song is generally played as if the band are a very bad bar band.
** The album "Cruisin' With Ruben & The Jets"(1968) was a stylistic parody of cheesy doo-wop songs, so accurate that you could almost mistake it for being a real doo-wop album.
* Music/{{Microdisney}}'s B Sides towards the end of their career were like this because the band were growing tired of recording new material for them. "Little Town in Ireland" and "I Can't Say No" are both intentionally bad parodies of the Celtic Folk and Country genres respectively.
* Camille Saint-Saëns's ''Carnival of the Animals'' has a movement titled "Pianists", in which the two pianists tediously perform five-fingered exercises and scales... as if they were beginners.
* The entire discography of Music/AnalCunt is this trope turned [[CrossesTheLineTwice up to twelve]] and beyond.
* Varg Vikernes of Burzum deliberately used the cheapest microphone he could find to record "Filosofem"
* The PunkRock movement invoked this trope by bashing out [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth simple songs]] turned UpToEleven.
** In particular, [[SexPistols Johnny Rotten]] invoked this trope with deliberate avoidance of "good" singing for the [[TheNewRockAndRoll maximum possible shock value]].
* "My Humps" by the Music/BlackEyedPeas was ''supposed'' to be this, a parody of overtly sexualized songs sung by female artists flaunting their figures. It didn't work. Then Music/AlanisMorissette [[CoveredUp covered it]] and it worked ''spectacularly'' well.
* Music/DavidBowie wanted a 'garage band' feel to 'Boys Keep Swinging' but felt his band were playing too proficiently....so he got them to swap instruments. ''Diamond Dogs'' is so full of reverb, judders and crackling that, even remastered, it still sounds like an old phonograph.
* Country music parodist Cledus T. Judd used to use a whiny, nasal, slightly off-key delivery. He ditched the voice in the mid 2000s and now mostly uses his regular voice, which is a surprisingly smooth baritone. Later albums find him bringing back the twang, but in a more subdued and still in-key.
* TheBonzoDogDooDahBand's "Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold", which made fun of the band's roots in trad jazz. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcNAwytrOY Has to be heard to be properly appreciated.]]
** Not to mention the hilariously awful guitar solo on "Canyons of your Mind".
** Neil Innes has also used this trope deftly in his solo career, especially with the delightfully terrible [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTlGMCeuDE "Protest Song."]] It's even better/worse on the ''[[Creator/MontyPython Live at City Center]]'' album.
---->"I've suffered for my music and [[GenreSavvy now it's your turn]]."
* On the SwirlingEddies CoverAlbum ''Sacred Cows'', all the songs are either deliberately bad (like [=DeGarmo & Key's=] "God Good, Devil Bad" performed as if they were recovering from head injuries) or wildly out-of-genre (like a lounge jazz version of DC Talk's "I Luv Rap Music").
* ThePuppiniSisters made a well-arranged cover of "Spooky," but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2v3Ej7z46E video]] is loaded with homages to old, poorly-made horror films, complete with bad effects and silly screaming expressions.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LilWangOFFICIAL?feature=watch Lil Wang]] is made of this trope. He parodies other rappers, he just does it... terribly. [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} That's really all there is to say on the matter]].
* A large part of the appeal of The Moldy Peaches and similar 'anti-folk' bands and artists.
* Music historians are still debating whether [[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.
* Invoked by {{Igor Stravinsky}} and subverted by time. In his now famous (then infamous) composition "The Rite of Spring", the famous opening melody is given to the bassoon. It was a line that was more suited for a clarinet and was written out of the common range of a bassoonists at the time; Stravinsky intended it to sound broken and strained. Now, ironically enough, the piece is so famous that the bassoon melody is a must-know for bassoonists, who've gotten significantly more proficient at their instruments when the "Rite" improved the PR of their instrument. Now every performance of the piece has the opening melody played beautifully and expertly.
* TheStatlerBrothers' comic alter ego, Lester "Roadhog" Moran and The Cadillac Cowboys, which began as a sketch on one of their albums and later spun off into a full-length album of their own. A small-time country band with minimal musical proficiency and off-key vocals, who also has a tendency to forget songs right in the middle of playing them.
* Donny Benet's deliberately outdated brand of lounge-synth, particularly obvious in the video for his main single 'Don't Hold back'.
* In 1997, artist duo Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid once took a massive poll of Americans' taste in music, down to very specific criteria (what type of instruments were liked and disliked, what type of tempo, what type of lyrics, etc.). Using this data, they then decided to create the most statistically "wanted" and "unwanted" songs in America. The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McIfIx29tSg Most Wanted Song]]" is a {{Glurge}}y R&B ballad that acutely reflects [[DeaderThanDisco the spirit]] of [[TheNineties the times]]. The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLqSkBarqx7oL3qVYMklBBQg Most Unwanted Song]]", however, born from average Americans' distaste for musical elements as diverse as opera, cowboy songs, rap music (!!), accordions, tubas, commercial jingles, bagpipes, children's voices, abrupt changes in tempo, extreme length, and "intellectual stimulation", [[SoBadItsGood must be heard to be believed]]. To put into perspective: this song features an opera singer rapping about cowboys and LudwigWittgenstein to the accompaniment of a drum machine, tuba and bagpipes. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Yes]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0gAxuvo5rc music video]] for Music/StoneTemplePilots' "Big Bang Baby" has intentionally NoBudget, with a WhiteVoidRoom performance, video-grade greenscreen effects, and other cheese. Supposedly, the director's reasoning was that the band was already famous...
* Similarly, there's FaithNoMore's "Everything's Ruined" video, which was inspired by video booths at county fairs, and had the band miming in front of various ChromaKey StockFootage - particularly funny moments have them "swimming" in front of an underwater backdrop, or fleeing from [[{{slurpasaur}} a giant tortoise]]. The band really didn't have much of a budget, having spent most of it on the other two videos for the album ''Angeldust'', so they deliberately went for something as silly and cheap-looking as possible.
* PearlJam's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZySl72EByI Olympic Platinum]]", an overblown PowerBallad about the 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.
-->I'll be like Dwight Stone\\
I'll be like Bruce Jenner\\
I'll be like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Decker#The_1984_Olympic_incident that girl who trained all her life as a distance runner and then tripped with a quarter mile to go]]
* "Hardcore Judy" by The [=dB=]s, where the band turns their own three minute PowerPop love song "Judy" into a minute and a half of sloppy, unintelligible HardcorePunk.
* Creator/MileyCyrus's performance at the 2013 [=VMAs=] was certainly this, but it's impossible to tell whether it was StealthParody of the industry, StealthParody of her FormerChildStar self, an attempt to invoke CoolButStupid or NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity {{Troll}}ing.
** Her performance at the [=EVMAs=] later that year was even more deliberately sucky, featuring her singing her PowerBallad single about a failing relationship with an IceKing, in front of a backdrop video of a poorly-photoshopped CuteKitten lipsyncing to her and crying. This one was definitely {{Troll}}ing, considering the internet's love of cats.
** The ContemptibleCover of her album "Bangerz", which is intentionally badly photoshopped and styled like the stuff from the 1980s that did not age well. And this one is definitely CoolButStupid, since the aesthetic makes it look nothing like anything else on the shelf and has an undeniable style to it, albeit an ugly one.
* TheKLF's single under the pseudonym "The [[DoctorWho Timelords]]", a deliberately lazy [[UrExample proto]]-MashUp of a GaryGlitter song with the ''Doctor Who'' theme and the song "Blockbuster", featuring some ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums'' [[VoiceClipSong sound clips]] processed to sound like Dalek voices. The video was even worse, featuring a CoolCar [[CriticalResearchFailure as the TARDIS]] and a couple of [[TinCanRobot cardboard boxes covered in tinfoil]] as a Dalek.
* GarageRock is an entire genre that often lends itself to this with purposefully out of tune guitars and simplistic riffs.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy's]] alter ego as a novelist is filled with melodramatic dialogue, cliched characters, and ridiculous plotlines. The stories often begin with ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.
* In ''FoxTrot'', Roger once wrote a spy novel with a MartyStu self-insert as the lead character. One week of strips consists of hiliariously-bad quotes and over-the-top scenes, plus his wife's reaction to the same (for instance, a BigNo when the character is faced with a WireDilemma involving 173 wires and cuts the ''right'' one). It's even funnier when one realizes that his wife is ([[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything ostensibly]]) a professional writer.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* At the beginning of the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]] angle, 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), Mr. Fuji (who was a champion in several promotions) and the legendary Bobby Heenan 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 ECW's old stomping ground: 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; JoeyStyles remarked on camera that it seemed inappropriate.
* 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.]]
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* "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.''
** All three of the "operas" within the show (the other two being the Meyerbeer-esque "Hannibal" and the ''opera buffa'' pastiche "Il Muto") would count here.
* Three words - ''SpringtimeForHitler''. A DoubleSubversion variation in that it's meant to suck, but of course turns into SoBadItsGood.
* "The Midas Touch" from ''Theatre/BellsAreRinging'' is a rather bad nightclub song written by dentist Joe Kitchell. (This character was fictional, but the notion of a dentist moonlighting as a songwriter was not. A week after ''Bells Are Ringing'' opened on Broadway in 1956, the Ethel Merman vehicle ''Happy Hunting'' opened; its widely-panned score was composed by a RealLife dentist named Harold Karr.)
* "Robbin' Hood" in the musical ''Curtains!''
* "Over the Moon," Maureen's absurdly pretentious (even for performance art) one-woman show/protest in ''{{Rent}}.''
** About half the audience of ''{{Rent}}'' thinks that the fact that most of the works of art we're shown (Mark's movie, Maureen's performance art, Roger's "In Your Eyes", Collins' "fighting the power" consisting mainly of breaking into [=ATM=]s and putting a virus on a college's computers) kind of suck is intentional, and that the play is making a point about fighting for even low quality art. The other half thinks that this was ''unintentional''. It's best not to think about this too much.
* The 1929 play ''June Moon'' parodied the sort of bad songwriters who thought they were the first to notice that "June" and "moon" rhyme.
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare included several examples in his plays.
** The plays within a play in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' (''Pyramus and Thisbe'') and ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' (''The Murder of Gonzago'') feature stiff and awkward (and, in the former case, outright silly) prose compared to the play proper. The former gets an additional nod for hilarity because it also was a TakeThat against {{Macekre}}-style editing in order "Not to offend/frighten anyone".
*** ''Pyramus and Thisbe'' was also the inspiration for ''RomeoAndJuliet'' (which Shakespeare is believed to have written concurrently with ''Midsummer''), and its interpretation in the play can be viewed as a parody of Shakespeare's own tragic version of the story.
*** The Shakespearean stage directions also work with the stylistic suck of Pyramus and Thisbe; in Shakespeare's time, stage directions were woven into the dialogue (since, for example, they did not have the technology to raise and lower lights and change scenery for different times and places), and the scene setting in Pyramus and Thisbe all occurs long after it is meant to have happened, meaning the actors have to run around and generally look stupid to make up for it.
*** ''A Bug's Life'' has a scene that deliberately calls reference to the ''Midsummer'' play. The schoolchildren act out a play of how the "warriors" are supposed to fight the grasshoppers. Dot's final lane in that play -- "I die, die, die, die, die, DIE," complete with overblown acting -- is taken directly from the end of the ''Midsummer'' play.
** Orlando's love poetry in ''AsYouLikeIt'' also qualifies; Touchstone mocks it openly with his ''own'' Stylistic Suck parody.
* Creator/RichardWagner's ''Siegfried'' has a scene in which Siegfried tries to imitate a significant bird call by plucking a reed and playing on it. The sound heard is that of an out-of-tune English horn.
* ''Theatre/TheRealInspectorHound'' is about two critics watching an incredibly poorly written sub-Creator/AgathaChristie thriller (clearly, to anyone familiar with the original, parodying ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'').
** Continuing with Tom Stoppard - his play 'The Real Thing' features a playwright asked to rewrite a play by a young political agitator. The brief dialogue we hear from the play is utterly awful.
* The eponymous ShowWithinAShow from ''The Drowsy Chaperone'' goes into this territory frequently, most obviously in the song "Bride's Lament" in which the heroine compares her wayward groom to [[{{Metaphorgotten}} a monkey on a pedestal]]. {{It makes sense in|Context}}...actually, it really ''doesn't''; that's what makes it so funny.
* Both of Conrad Birdie's big performance numbers in ''Bye Bye Birdie'', "Honestly Sincere" and "One Last Kiss," as well as "The Telephone Hour," are such obnoxiously (and [[SoBadItsGood brilliantly]]) simplistic and repetitive parodies of 1950's teenybopper pop ("Goin' steady! Goin' steady!") that people frequently forget how sophisticated and melodic the rest of the show is, lumping it in with pure camp shows like ''{{Grease}}''.
** But "Honestly Sincere" isn't ''that'' bad of a song, and in TheMovie it actually proves to be CrowningMusicOfAwesome (causing every person in the square except Hugo Peabody to faint).
* In ''Wonderful Town'', Ruth, in an effort to prove herself as a talented and sophisticated writer, leaves a pile of story manuscripts on a magazine editor's desk. Her stories, depicted in vignettes, include bad knock-offs of Hemingway ("For Whom the Lion Roars") and Dorothy Parker ("Exit Laughing"). (Creator/ComdenAndGreen were the real writers of these vignettes, though they were credited only for lyrics.)
* "Gliding Through My Memoree" RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Flower Drum Song'', with the transparently terrible attempt to pass off Chinese-American ChorusGirls as exotic beauties from Ireland, Sweden, etc.
* Archibald Grosvenor and Reginald Bunthorne's poems in ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'' are delightfully abysmal parodies of aesthetic poetry.
** Bunthorne's poem high-flown, grandiloquent poem "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" refers to "amaranthine asphodel", "calomel" and "the amorous colocynth" that "yearns for the aloe". These are all laxatives.
* Baby June/Dainty June's vaudeville numbers in ''{{Gypsy}}'' are intentionally written to be cloying, cliche-ridden and insipid, to show that while Mama Rose might be persistent and determined to succeed (through her daughters), she clearly lacks talent. It also underscores how hopeless her attempts are to force her daughters to succeed in a dying art form.
* CyranoDeBergerac: Ragueneau's [[SoBadItsGood theme for a poem is a recipe in verse]]. All of his audience are [[WritersSuck poets]] [[FalseFriend who obviously are praising him]] [[StarvingArtist only to eat free]], but [[GiftedlyBad Ragueneau is taking his poem with all seriousness.]]
--> '''Ragueneau''' ''(who has put himself ready for reciting, cleared his throat, settled his cap, struck an attitude):'' A recipe in verse!. . .
--> '''Second Poet''' ''(to first, nudging him):'' You are breakfasting?
--> '''FIRST POET''' ''(to second):'' And you dining, methinks.
--> '''Ragueneau''' ''How almond tartlets are made.''
--> ''Beat your eggs up, light and quick;''
--> ''Froth them thick;''
--> ''Mingle with them while you beat''
--> ''Juice of lemon, essence fine;''
--> ''Then combine''
--> ''The burst milk of almonds sweet.''
--> ''Circle with a custard paste''
--> ''The slim waist''
--> ''Of your tartlet-molds; the top''
--> ''With a skillful finger print,''
--> ''Nick and dint,''
--> ''Round their edge, then, drop by drop,''
--> ''In its little dainty bed''
--> ''Your cream shed:''
--> ''In the oven place each mold:''
--> ''Reappearing, softly browned,''
--> ''The renowned''
--> ''Almond tartlets you behold!''
--> '''The poets''' ''(with mouths crammed full):'' [[StealthInsult Exquisite! Delicious!]]
--> '''A Poet''' ''(choking):'' Homph!
* The Retool of Carrie: The Musical. Hot-blooded, indeed.
* The song "Bianca" in ''Theatre/KissMeKate'', which is supposed to be a bad poem Bill wrote for Lois.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''MaxPayne2''. The various TV shows the player can catch snippets of during the game (which often have plot elements reminiscent of Max's own experiences) have scripts ranging from ClicheStorm to pure MindScrew, the dialogue is overacted, and the visuals consist of a small selection of still images. Especially funny is one scene in ''Lords and Ladies'' (a cheesy, Austenesque soap opera), where a villain is stabbed with a sword, but the actor is visibly tucking the blade under his arm; the arm facing the ''camera'', no less.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the infamous date scene involves Cloud and whoever his date happens to be viewing a ridiculously bad play involving a king and a dragon, one in which they're thrust into the main roles, with various levels of reluctance depending on the date.
* In ''Final Fantasy VII: VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Genesis '''will not stop''' quoting from LOVELESS, which (we are told), is an epic poem of such complexity, beauty, perfect writing, narrative depth, and popularity that it has been adapted as a play, and the play is so popular that the avenue hosting the theater that produces it has been renamed to LOVELESS avenue... it's practically at [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]] [[SeriousBusiness levels of popularity]]. The poem we ''hear'' -- every time Genesis opens his mouth -- is a bunch of emotionally overwrought dreck.
** Oddly enough Cid mentions going to see it in the original game, and he too thought it was overwrought drek.
** Sephiroth also identifies a quote of Genesis' as coming from LOVELESS, but states that the only reason he knows it [[EarWorm is because Genesis has "beaten it into [his] head."]]
** Hojo doesn't seem to have a high opinion of it, either. That's mainly because it can't benefit his research, but he still hit the nail on the head when he called it "pure drivel."
* Though we don't see all of it, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' the play "I Want To Be Your Canary" seems to be an overdramatic mishmash of several of Shakespeare's plays (it's even been penned by a "Lord Avon" and has characters named [[Theatre/KingLear Cordelia, Leo,]] and [[AntonyAndCleopatra Marcus]]). Oddly enough, there are flashes of quite good dialogue and some interesting story; it's just the onscreen acting that's melodramatic.
* ''Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom'' (or anything [[http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/encounter-critical.htm Encounter Critical]])
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' contain [[http://www.imperial-library.info/ a lot of in-game books]]; most either contain background info about the gameworld, some advance the plot, and some are there for amusement, many of the latter group falling into this trope. Most infamous is the one written by the perverted Hlaalu councilman in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] called "[[http://www.imperial-library.info/mwbooks/lusty_argonian_maid.shtml The Lusty Argonian Maid]]".
* The mini-game "Hero Klungo Saves Teh World" in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: Nuts & Bolts'', developed entirely by Klungo. All you do is jump your way to the end as the game auto-scrolls and the only obstacles in your path are {{Bottomless Pit}}s, badly drawn critters, and walls that will squash you against the screen. The graphics make the NES look like a next-gen console, the music consists of crappy chiptunes, the text is filled with Klungo's {{Sssssnaketalk}} everywhere, the boss is the Holy Grail of all {{Anticlimax Boss}}es, the ExcusePlot consists of Klungo ''literally'' saving the world by ''carrying the Earth in his hands'' the game screen is framed by a contrasting {{Animesque}} border and best of all, it randomly '''crashes''' (after which Klungo will reset the game for you while noting that he was sure that he fixed the crashes).
* The bulk of ''MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is made up of extremely unsubtle repeats and allusions to the previous game, making it seem like a complete carbon copy with little redone but cosmetic dressing. [[spoiler:Until you get to the MindScrew [[GainaxEnding ending]], and it's revealed that it was intentionally done that way in order to give the new protagonist the same experience as the protagonist from the previous game. Which makes perfect sense until you found out that ''that'' person who was manipulating everyone, was being manipulated, although it's still possible that it was done that way as a part of manipulating him. The point is, ''[=MGS2=]'' is confusing. [[MindScrew In theory.]]]] There's also the tanker episode's quirky "MGX" computer program "SPRITE v2.21" with its vintage 2d animation.
* Used straight for [[SuperDickery Captain Qwark's]] "video-comic" games-within-a-game in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. Also, his attack plans are drawn using crayons and childish doodles on lined paper.
* The entire point of ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'' is this, presenting itself in a way that makes the series' infamously {{Narm}}y dialogue and voice acting intentionally hilarious by doing it like a Grindhouse film.
* Among the things a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' rogue can pickpocket off {{NPC}}s are a couple of "Steamy Romance Novels." Opening them allows the player to view a couple pages of {{melodrama}}tic PurpleProse laced with several game-related and groan-worthy {{double entendre}}s. (It's doubly amusing to find one of these on, say, an enormous hammer-wielding ogre.)
** The romance novels - there are around five of them - are Blizzard's joke items regarding ERP.
* ''BaldursGate 2'' has a play performed by troupe that lacks its leading actor and replacement Biff the Understudy is [[BadBadActing hilariously bad at filling his shoes]], turning the play into one of these (naturally, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Minsc]] thinks it's a masterpiece). A bard [[HelloInsertNameHere CHARNAME]] can inherit the theater after completing the associated quest line and put on a play: Depending on how much money, time and effort you put into it, the play can end up as one of these or become genuinely good.
* ''GuildWars Nightfall'' has Prince Bokka the Magnificent's theatre. The plays he puts on are all comically bad (sadly, we [[NoodleIncident don't actually get to see]] ''[[Film/TheProducers Summertime for Bokka]]''). One instance of this, a retelling of events from the ''Prophecies'' campaign, is actually {{justified|Trope}}: [[spoiler: the "actors" are in fact Kournan soldiers who staged the play to lure your party into a trap.]]
* ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/499812 Upgrade Complete]]''. The graphics start out low quality and it's up to you to upgrade them. Overall, the game takes unlock systems to the extreme (you spend money on things like better graphics, better sound effects and music, a proper character portrait, straightening the crooked menu, getting rid of that annoying hum, spelling the title properly, getting the store owner to stop insulting you...) And there's ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/567439 Upgrade Complete 2]]'', which takes it up a notch.
* ''UltimaVII'' also had a play about the previous exploits of the protagonist, who indeed runs around at random spouting monosyllables like "name, job, bye". You get to apply for the role, but you won't get it since [[YourCostumeNeedsWork you don't look enough like, er, yourself]].
** Also, the {{anvilicious}} "Passion Play" put up by the Fellowship, which even your companions will complain was a terrible waste of their time to watch.
* The entire point of adventure game ''VideoGame/{{META}}'', although of course some reviewers missed it.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'''s intro features Kabbage Boy, a NuMetal band that comes off as a LighterAndSofter LinkinPark.
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'''s stick-figure aesthetic.
* Just about any game from indie developer [[http://www.jazzuo.com Jazzuo]], up to and including his website itself. But especially ''Sexy Hiking''. To quote the instructions:
--> '''use the humer as if u were really climbing something and ull see'''
* The real-time strategy game ''Stalin versus Martians'' was obviously ''aimed'' towards SoBadItsGood territory, but ended up in the other end of the badness spectrum. It is a perfect example that attempting this does not necessarily give the appropriate result.
* Every so often on [[GTARadio VCPR]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' are episodes from two very very ''very'' bad 1940s radio dramas, one of which revolves around a violently misogynistic private detective who spends more time hitting his girlfriend and shooting innocent people for being 'commies' than investigating the mystery, and another about a guy who time travels every time he goes on ADateWithRosiePalms. They're so bad that even the announcers admit they're terrible, but they have to broadcast them as part of their public service remit.
* The Waligie Bros series, made as a parody of bad game maker games. Graphics that consist almost entirely of pictures taken from google, midi files and unfitting and overly loud sound effects everywhere, awkward physics, and enough bad spelling to kill a grammar nazi. And yet we wouldn't have it any other way. And then the [[LongTitle Super Hyper Paper Deluxe Mario Bros. Galaxy World Land 4: Partners in Sunshine SuperStar Island & Saga of Time Advance 64 DS]] series inspired by it.
* If you get an E rank on a mission in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', the usual level completion theme will be played very, ''very'' badly. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yODLkaF8F-Y And it is hilarious.]]
* Alien Hominid's minigame "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE0W6GSdrio Super Soviet Missile Mastar]]" see it for yourself!
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice: The Devil's Playhouse'' is incredibly well-written, even the things that are Stylistic Suck are hilarious. The game has a puzzle in which Sam listens to audiobooks of Max's godawful and borderline plagiaristic (but nonetheless hilarious) 'ideas for novels', including some of his SelfInsert FanFic.
* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective'', the entire game is a [[ClicheStorm hyper-clichéd]] and amateurish action movie that Strong Bad has written and directed. Everything about it is terrible, but most subtle is the bad camera work, [[FalseCameraEffects which includes things that are hard to render in a video game]]. This includes bad handheld-camera zoom, ignoring of the 180 degree rule, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a split-screen camera which doesn't join up in the middle]].
* ''VideoGame/MondoMedicals'': low-res, blurry pixelated borderline MSPaint graphics, with {{Engrish}} GoodBadTranslation. Of course, it just serves to increase the creepy.
* ''KaneAndLynch'': ''Dog Days'' has blurry pixelization effects used to make everything seem as if it was being recorded from somebody's cell phone. Unfortunately illusion becomes reality: the game is unstable and having to render those sketchy blotches often causes ''real'' lag.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdNo-nxc9uc supra mayro bross]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWFL-3PbV5U supra mayro kratt]]''. MSPaint graphics, horrible controls, music by a guy that can't play a guitar, a very ObviousBeta, and terrible spelling? All intentional.
* The infamously narmful [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc laughing scene]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. Common complaints are about how forced and horrible the laughing is. That's rather the point; their laughter ''is'' forced, and it's supposed to ring hollow. When you know the context, and what they're trying to cheer themselves up about, it's actually pretty sad. All the characters react accordingly to the horrible laughing. ("You probably shouldn't laugh anymore.")
* [[spoiler:Wheatley]]'s first test chamber in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is deliberately designed poorly because the developers wanted to give it the feel of being designed by a first-time level editor, complete with the corny idea of signing huge words into the scenery. [[spoiler:This is done to exemplify Wheatley's severely limited intelligence in comparison to [=GLaDOS=].]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOQa4Tfp7Y C. Evil Ryu]] is Arpa/Chainsawdentist's TakeThat against the [=MvC=]: EOH project (a fan-project trying to recreate the feel of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' in the MUGEN fighting engine, but whose huge roster falls victim to quantity over quality, with characters possessing moves that simply don't fit with the balance of the game). He has sloppy hit boxes, can throw in mid-air, unfitting moves, annoying voices from Creator/YasunoriMasutani and [[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 CVS hit sparks]] even though it is ostensibly based on ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''.
* The voices in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' are ''supposed'' to be this, ranging from incorrect accents (Scout, who has a Brooklyn accent despite being from Boston), to incorrect grammar on foreign words the characters are supposed to be fluent in (Medic - it should be ''Schweinhunde'' and ''Dummköpfe''), to tons of PoirotSpeak. Apparently Creator/{{Valve|Software}} wanted the feeling of a 1960's pulp novel written by Americans who didn't do the research. The voice acting is a blast to listen to, though, and you can tell the voice actors are having a lot of fun.
* The ''{{Obscure}}'' series revels in this, as part of its [[GenreThrowback homage/throwback]] to late '90s teen horror movies. The first game's theme song is by Sum 41, for example, while the teenaged characters all speak in [[TotallyRadical badly-researched/made-up slang]].
* In the last level of the First Year in ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4]]'', Ron tries to put Fluffy back to sleep by whipping out a trumpet and playing Harry Potter's theme terribly off key.
* Taken to a new level in the third episode of [[PennyArcadeAdventures Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness]], an entire game done in {{Retraux}} 16-bit style... with a sequence which the characters get trapped in an even [[BuffySpeak retraux-er]] 8-bit game.
* Similar to the above ''Sonic Unleashed'' example, ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear XX'' gives {{Robo|tMe}}-[[EvilKnockoff Ky]] an alternate theme that is styled after his template's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGetImTgyFA "Holy Orders,"]] but is completely, utterly, and shamelessly mangled in a way fitting only of... well, [[CrazyAwesome Robo-Ky]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqEGxlNHSQ It must be heard to be believed.]]
* The early areas of ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'' doesn't have much scary or technically impressive things, but that's to trick the player, to lower expectations.
* The eponymous Alan Wake of AlanWake is supposed to be a gifted-though-frustrated novelist who is unsatisfied with his "schlocky" work and suffering from two years of writer's block. During the game, he has to dash off a horror novel in two weeks to satisfy a [[spoiler: malevolent RealityWarper GeniusLoci]]. These are made available to the player in game, and they're as corny as you expect.
* Very small example: At one point in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', Booker and Elizabeth have a quiet moment where Booker plays a guitar and Elizabeth sings. During rehearsal, their voice actors (Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/CourtneeDraper) were perfectly in sync, which would have been a bit odd for a pair of amateurs who have never made music together before. In the finished product, Baker's playing is more casual, and Draper's singing doesn't quite match the notes.
* SaintsRowTheThird has several notable examples, particularly in the DLC content. Attack of the Clones features Pierce in a stereotypical (female) pop star outfit singing in a hilariously awkward and monotone manner. Gangstas in Space features the titular movie, which has a ridiculous plot and horribly stilted dialogue from the Boss.
* Videogame/SaintsRowIV features a mission set in a 16-bit era side-scrolling beat-em-up, complete with heavily pixelated graphics, a reduced colour palette and badly delivered, heavily compressed voiceovers.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has a mission where you have to help Scooter write a poem to impress a girl by finding inspiring scenery to photograph. Such as a guy who hung himself on a tombstone and a corpse and a robot that look like they're spooning. Needless to say, the poem is not exactly Shakespeare quality. [[spoiler: It's so bad that the girl the poem is supposed to impress ''shoots herself''.]]
-->Daisy, I like you a whole lot
--> More than that bandit liked spoonin' that ro-bot.
-->You are a diamond in the rough
-->Or a flower surrounded by shrapnel and stuff.
-->I will hang myself from my own tombstone
-->if within you, I cannot put my bone.
* [[Franchise/MegaMan Mega Man]] is set to appear in the fourth installment of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, based on his appearance in the NES games. However, it seems the developers really wanted to keep him in an 8-bit style, because all his animations are limited to mimic the old games. Of course, this already happened with Mr. Game & Watch in ''Melee'' and ''Brawl''.
* ''Doom'' joke WADs
* ''{{VideoGame/ChaosCompleXX}}'', a ''SuperMarioWorld'' ROM hack
* ''[[http://fusionfangaming.spriters-resource.com/fangame-showcase/supah-miaro-bors/?topicseen SUPER MIARO BORS]]'', a deliberately awful Mario fan game meant to resemble a newbie's first game development experience. Complete with oversized versions of Mario and Luigi from the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' running around and killing badly JPEGed versions of their enemies from the same show.
* The microgames throughout the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' franchise are made with varying degrees of skill (and the lack thereof) on the part of the in-universe developers.
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'': The portions of the game that are set in the modern era allow you to hack into the computers of Abstergo Entertainment to uncover various confidential company documents; among them are internal marketing evaluations of the protagonists of the previous games in the series. These are presented in a stilted, flat tone of voice that mispronounces their names and utterly dismisses the cultural context in which they lived. You also get to watch various promotional trailers for the [[FramingDevice pirate movie that you're researching]], which are [[ViewersAreMorons hilariously myopic and overacted]] in what can only be SelfDeprecation from Creator/{{Ubisoft}} directed at its own industry.
* After getting a surprisingly positive response to the product of a game jam that was never meant to be taken seriously, Coffee Stain Studios produced ''VideoGame/GoatSimulator''. The game is filled to the brim with deliberately buggy [[WreakingHavok physics]]. It's both Stylistic Suck: The Game and GoodBadBugs: The Game.
* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon'' has a holiday minisode where Neil [[spoiler:makes a video game based on the events of the main game. All characters are represented by disembodied heads, the scenery is extremely pixelated (one pixel of the scenery is the size of one RPG Maker tile) and story is extremely vague, being told by Neil getting items from various characters and placing them elsewhere to open doors]].
* One of the MultipleEndings in ''VideoGame/{{Meteos}}'' has [[BigBad Meteo]] [[GainaxEnding getting stabbed by a giant galactic fork from nowhere]]; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAXyrpeEyK4#t=15m32s the ending's image]] resembles a sloppy crayon drawing.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'':
** The series plays this trope straight. Even the episodes are renamed to “Appisotes”.
** Subverted in Appisote 18, when Lite and Deine start seeing ArtEvolution around them.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** The website hosts several "Powered by The Cheat" cartoons, which are badly-drawn, badly-voice-acted, and badly-animated Flash cartoons made by the Cheat, many of which [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue feature other characters randomly heaping praise on him]].
-->"The Cheat is a millionaire! A parade for the Cheat!"
** "Dangeresque" is a ShowWithinAShow created by Strong Bad. It's a series of home-made action movies about the eponymous CowboyCop, Dangeresque, that are rife with bad acting, clumsy editing, and crude cardboard sets and props.
-->'''Renaldo:''' Dangeresque, it's Renaldo. I need you back here away, right? I mean, right away.
** ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' was also meant to be this, but became unexpectedly popular on its own merits and became a regular feature of the site.
** The creators also made a website for imaginary game company [[http://www.videlectrix.com/ Videlectrix]]. Almost all their games are based on the most repetitive or unplayably dull gaming styles of the 1980s. Despite this, some of them are legitimately fun.
* Almost the entire premise of Disaster Labs' ''VideoGame/{{Arfenhouse}}'' series of [=RPGs=] and [[WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} cartoons]].
** Disaster Labs' related parody cartoon, ''8-Bitch Fyve'', is crammed so full of deliberate badness (including garbled audio and video, BadBadActing, Instant Message windows cluttering up the background, and two characters stealing each other's parts every other word) as to be almost unwatchable.
* The BamanPiderman animations are made of this.
* The animations by bob from WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob feature extremely crude art and a reliance on SurrealHumor.
* All of ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise'' is meant to imitate a low quality anime series that is poorly dubbed, with frequent LipLock and OffModel animation.
* JerryJackson is a thirteen year old boy who posts peurile, badly made flash animations on Newgrounds. Except that he's actually ''SaladFingers'' creator David Firth trolling the internet by being terrible on purpose.
* ''OctocatAdventure'', prior to the AnimationBump.
* ''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.
* All of CoconutBuyer's videos are this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6d6e8uR9Lo This]] ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' AnimatedAdaptation.
* MattNDusty plays with this to a degree with its animation, even Lampshading it on multiple occasions.
* In ''WebVideo/TomorrowsNobodies'' when David takes over animation at the end of episode 5 it changes from the series usual style to a squiggly, poorly drawn style.
** Anytime a commercial, TV show, or movie is shown it will be this.
* All of the videos by [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8QDc9BfnVZsEU7via19Ng seinfieldspitstain]] has primitive CG animation and bland backgrounds. Just the artist needed to make an AnimatedAdaptation of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXm9P1jYQZM sweet bro & hella jeff]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* At the start of the second volume ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'', ''No Cure For The Paladin Blues'' the plot to date is summarized by Elan, using finger-puppets.
* A ''PunchAnPie'' [[http://www.punchanpie.net/cgi-bin/autokeenlite.cgi?date=20080104 subplot]] [[http://www.punchanpie.net/cgi-bin/autokeenlite.cgi?date=20080114 includes]] [[http://www.punchanpie.net/cgi-bin/autokeenlite.cgi?date=20080116 three]] [[http://www.punchanpie.net/cgi-bin/autokeenlite.cgi?date=20080118 pages]] out of a SoBadItsGood novel by one of the characters. It's written to be received as SoBadItsGood by the readers in the real world. The general public (or at least the critics) in the webcomic world actually think it's a good novel. Justin (the author) and Angela think it's crap.
* When the {{author|Avatar}} of ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' decides to take the day off and lets Dedede draw a comic, it has has loads and loads of this[[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=207 .]]
** [[color:purple:WALUIGI TIME!]]
* The authors of ''{{Erfworld}}'' created a [[LoggingOntoTheFourthWall site]] for Parson's [[http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Hamstard "Hamstard" webcomic]]. Suffice it to say that "Nobody reads my webcomic" is one of his laments about his real-world life prior to his summoning.
* The works of Tycho's archnemesis L.H. Franzibald in ''PennyArcade'', whose undeserved success is a great source of jealousy for Tycho. Gabe, of course, is immediately hooked.
--> "I am Grimm Shado," said Grimm Shado, his triple wand claws extending. "And I am here to take it to the limit."
** And Franzibald himself is an offshoot of the "Elemenstor Saga," an "epic" fantasy series about wizards and talking furniture supposedly written by the Tycho character. In an inspired bit of meta-metafiction, Gabe and Tycho [[http://elothtes.pbwiki.com/ created a wiki]] where readers can create their ''own'' continuity for the fictional works.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080217 My name is Gunman Stan McKurt, and I shoot Evil In The Face]]
* The theatre and TV shows the characters put on in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' (such as ''Nailed!'', a musical version of the Crucifixion), all appear to be terrible, especially Aubrey's TV series ''My Neighbor [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]'' which was [[TakeOurWordForIt so bad]] the State of Massachusetts served her with a restraining order keeping her away from TV production equipment.
** Also Davan and Jason's CatGirl comic strip ''Neko Neko Holy-Chan'', which Davan holds in such contempt the idea of meeting the people who ''like'' it fills him with horror.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}!'''s Amber has written at least two blatant MarySue stories. Her superheroine, Amazing Girl, was impervious to criticism and had no father issues. Her online romantic novel, in addition to being a hilarious ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' parody, is an extended metaphor for her ideal romantic life.
* The various stage performances seen in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are as overblown and corny as possible, featuring all sorts of hackneyed mad science and adventure cliches, grandiose romances, and even more grandiose dialogue. An opera called [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080204 The Storm King]] is a particularly "impressive" example.
** Of course, it ''is'' set in a quasi-Victorian milieu. Remember where melodrama originated.
* Most of the main characters in ''{{Achewood}}'' keep blogs, and the some of the more dysfunctional characters have atrocious blogs. And the dangerously psychotic Nice Pete has made two forays into the world of novel-writing, both of which manage to be talentless and extremely creepy at the same itme.
** ''"When I want your opinion I will cut out your brain and eat it and crap your opinion back into your skull"''
* Peanut of ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' writes his own comic featuring Spot (the Superdog), drawn in a crayon-and-lined-paper style, and written in an exaggeratedly amateurish style, with a BoringInvincibleHero, who is also an AuthorAvatar and delves into the realms of bad FanFic at times.
--> Spot loves orfans and then we shoot him!
* ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' is full of [[SpecialEffectsFailure Special Effects Failures]], [[SoBadItsGood bad writing]], ThrowItIn moments, and PlotHoles galore. Of course, that's the whole point, and where half the humour comes from (the rest comes from the really good writing about the bad writing, complete with Behind the Scenes "DVD specials" showing "how" the special effects were created. Usually by doing horrible things to ButtMonkey Lee, who plays Snuka.
* The page image is from ''SweetBroAndHellaJeff'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s most prominent ShowWithinAShow, ostensibly written by [[TheLancer Dave Strider]] for ironic purposes. It started life individually from ''Homestuck'', originating as a playful mockery of a mediocre TwoGamersOnACouch comic posted on the ''PennyArcade'' forums ([[WeirdAlEffect which never continued past a few unfinished strip concepts]]) and was later integrated into ''Homestuck'' as a ShowWithinAShow. Its primary technique is being a CutAndPasteComic, regularly reusing basic assets from earlier works for most of the panels; the comics are constantly saved as lowest-quality [=JPEGs=], making every subsequent copypaste even more degraded, and it regularly leaves in entire chunks of text, background, other characters, or ''[[UpToEleven even bits of Adobe Photoshop windows]]'' when copying and pasting. Add liberal doses of RougeAnglesOfSatin, TotallyRadical, WordSaladHumor, and FanDisservice, and you have perhaps ''the'' defining example of Stylistic Suck in webcomics.
** The hilarious part is that [[RealityIsUnrealistic it takes actual effort]] to make it as crappy as it is on Photoshop, because MSPaint can't actually be ''that'' low-quality in and of itself and merely using the lowest JPEG setting on Photoshop isn't enough. AndrewHussie [[http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40585720/Combined_Formspring_Web_Aug-28-2011.htm#mspadventures172636277718411101 has described his techniques]] for reaching that level of graphical shittacularity as being fairly intensive and detailed.
** In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' itself, one of [[TheSmartGuy Rose's]] journals contains ''Complacency of the Learned'', a 'creative writing exercise' full of excessive PurpleProse, [[LawOfAlienNames ridiculous names]], turgid InnerMonologue narration, {{Mixed Metaphor}}s and plenty of InfoDump abuse. It could also qualify as a parody of Creator/HPLovecraft.
** Mindfang's journal is written in an awkward, fanfic-like style. Unusually for a fanfic parody, it spoofs "good" fanfic - literate, creative, but badly-worded and paced and with lots of [[SelectiveSquick jarring sexual content]].
** Later on, we get Roxy's in-progress novel, Wizardy Herbert, which has an interesting idea at its core but the writing quality is [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl inversely proportional to the author's blood alcohol level]].
*** It's also a {{Metafiction}} about a Literature/HarryPotter-like story that is "even worse" story-wise than the novel around it. The characters [[TrappedInTVLand trapped in fiction land]] keep [[WhoWritesThisCrap whining how bad it is]].
** Hussie also uses a form of ArtShift dubbed "[[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Scribble_Mode Scribble Mode]]" to illustrate particularly stupid things. Lampshaded [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005040 here]].
--->Karkat cannot be conveyed with a more detailed portrait yet. He is too angry, and is forced to look like shit.
** Caliborn is the epitome of this. While HOMOSUCK, his dramatic retelling of the story, is miles better than his original drawings (Which were little more than scribbled lines), when combined with his immature misogynistic writing style, you get something truly unbelievable. Lampshaded by the acronym for Dave's planet in the second act, LOSHIT.
* There's also ''Webcomic/SherlokHolms'', a comic that's pretty much "[[RecycledInSpace Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff WITH CREEPYPASTA INSTEAD OF VIDEO GAMES!]]". It's slowly gaining popularity among the video game creepypasta fanbase.
* ''UnwindersTallComics'' features several in-universe [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=50 comics]], [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=17 books]] and [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=33 movies]], some (most?) of which do indeed suck.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' uses a fictional version of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, where "Will" is a modern-day office worker instead of the historical figure known in RealLife. Instead of writing epic poetry and plays, he focuses his time on writing Literature/HarryPotter fanfiction, which is portrayed as being low-quality writing chock full of wish fulfillment of Will's fantasies. The very idea of ''Shakespeare'' writing fan fiction would likely fit this trope, even if Will's writing didn't suck.
* [[http://z11.invisionfree.com/WOAM/index.php?showforum=30 These Webcomics Are Bad]] is...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well,]] [[ShapedLikeItself just sort of is.]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** Marigold's [[http://questionablecontent.net/spacewizards.html fanfiction]]... could use some work. Jeph had a lot of fun writing that.
** Also, Jimbo's romance novels.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has a bonus comic called ''Webcomic/CityFace''. Its black-and-white art isn't bad ''per se'', but it's certainly much simpler than the highly detailed and painstakingly colored art that ''Gunnerkrigg'' normally features. The dialog has a unique flavor (i.e. highly awkward and stilted, but apropos for the characters in question), and the overall effect is... interesting. The comments in the ShoutBox below each strip are part of the joke--written by the author and patterned as a mockery of internet flame wars. Strangely, despite the odd style and superfluous plot, the ''City Face'' storyline (and its sequel ''City Face 2'') are are stated to be canon by the author.
* [[http://supermegacomics.com Super Mega]] lives and breathes this trope, in bright yellow.
-->'''Puppy on top of other animal''': "Where did this unicorn's horn go?! Is the magic gone forever???"
* ''[[InternationalComicContinuity BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS]]'' was literally conceived as "''SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' on ''{{BIONICLE}}''", though in execution its approach is fairly different. It actually takes ''two'' people to make it as shitty as it is. [[CharacterBlog Then there's]] [[http://www.twitter.com/kopkastehgretst the "author"'s Twitter account]]...
* "The Degenerate", Corbin's webcomic in ''PlusEV''.
* ''PowerUpComics'' is meant to be a jab at those who create really sloppy webcomics by cutting and pasting a bunch of canned drawings into simplistic backgrounds and fill it with punchline-less jokes or lazy writing.
* ''DoubleFineActionComics''.
* brazilian webcomic [[http://cersibon.blogspot.com/ cersibon]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'' - all of its characters spend a lot of the time OffModel and speak with [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker very strange grammar]], but it's all part of the style of the comic.
* Creator/IsaacBaranoff did a [[http://www.mspcomix.com/2013/01/webcomix-agouti-walrus.html one-off comic strip]] mocking a fellow cartoonist who he felt was "biting" his humor and art style. Baranoff's parody of that cartoonist was intentionally done as a bad stick figure drawing, mocking the rival cartoonist's style, which Baranoff disliked, and the dialogue basically accuses the other cartoonist's {{Expy}} character of being a MarySue.
* In ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'', some {{Digital Avatar}}s are deliberately drawn worse than others, with bad proportions and no shading. Kleya's is particularly bad, because she drew it herself, and she's a TerribleArtist.
* In ''Webcomic/SketchComedy'', Rene Descartes creates his own [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/2011/12/19/descartes-week-1 stick figure comics]]. The premise: various philosophical figures get schooled by Rene Descartes. Surprisingly, [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/2011/12/23/descartes-week-5 he actually finds a market for it]].
** Independent Music James' hobbies include [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/2011/12/02/oh-internet-too writing deliberately awful fanfiction]].
* ''Webcomic/AllenTheAlien'' has the {{B Side Comic|s}} Poorly Drawn Allen.
* ''Webcomic/TeenGirlSquad'' is this trope from start to finish.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AxeCop''. The entire series is written by a 6 year old (literally), but the good artwork by the writer's older brother brings it up to SoCoolItsAwesome.
* ''[[http://imgur.com/a/NSNuJ Grindscape]]''
* ''[[http://www.jfazw.com Star Trek: Paradigms]]''
* ''Webcomic/PvP'''s Marcy used her webcomic ''i hate your face'' as part of her application portfolio for art college. The [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2009/12/03/face-time two]] [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2009/12/04/autoscad strips]] shown were rather dire.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Return to Dormalcy'' was pretty bad, as the characters of ''WebVideo/DormLife'' can attest. Josh's earlier play, ''Come (Out) Today'', was also pretty bad but the characters all loved it.
* The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZoPltHg3M4 Free Fraps Series]]'' with GenerikB, Luclin, and Wolv21 made a show which was [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly as it sounds]]: a 120-part series with 30 second episodes that uses the free trial version of Fraps. Luclin also has a horribly distorted microphone to help add to horribleness.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCejs4UwUeZAjKCObmFFAKWQ Trap-Deezy]] is white "Noise-rap virtuoso supreme" alter ego of Jalix/Vivisectionist Exhibitionist and is pretty much the musical equivalent of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff]] who works with his partner ''Nigga-kid''. The majority of their music is recorded with a microphone plugged into a guitar amp, held up to the guitar/keyboard/drums/''whatever the fuck they're using'' and recorded through a ''shitty laptop mic'', edited on ''Audacity'' and then compressed to hell on Sony-Vegas, regardless of whether it's actually coupled with video. The videos are glitchy, repeat themselves and commonly use godawful camera angles that don't actually remain for more than two consecutive seconds and don't match up with anything, [[IndecipherableLyrics the lyrics are almost beyond incomprehensible]] save for a few lines and even then what's actually said is questionable. The music also consists of distorted [[UpToEleven literally everything]] and chaos. Also, anything Nigga-kid says manages to be even more incomprehensible than the rest of the group. [[SerialEscalation Yeah]].
** If you think their other stuff was bad enough, they made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQiqL4g0NSI "Grindcore EP"]] which is everything they did before but ''even worse somehow''.
*** Trap-Deezy's solo videos are usually awful and confusing, but the two actually recorded themselves making bacon sandwiches for the entire duration, and ridiculous arguments happen throughout the video and the camera keeps getting steamed up because Nigga-kid turns the camera around specifically to shout words that Trap-Deezy has said before into the camera.
**** Their song titles are also pretty awful; "Flaming Black Children Exploding Out of The 9/11 Towers 1246780 No Scope 427"
***** [[http://puu.sh/5mjDk.png Trap-Deezy himself has a twitter now, and...]]
* Doom House, an amazing video from the geniuses at ''Website/SomethingAwful''.
* Pretty much the entire ShowWithinAShow in ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' sucks pretty bad. But the opening titles for the fourth episode were clearly made to be as obnoxious, discordant, and unwatchable as possible.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' is a series of Flash movies parodying ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The first episode was released in 2003, and in the time between that and the latest episode in 2013, the designs for the ''Ducktales'' characters has remained just as crappy (aside from being made into 3D in later episodes) in a self-referential parody of itself.
* The aborted student film ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' looked to be... less than great. But then, there's the events surrounding it...
** The series 2 DVD includes a trailer for the student movie. It is horrific.
** This is also {{Lampshaded}} in the series itself: Tim starts growing more and more suspicious of Jay's claims that he wants to finish the movie since he knows it was terrible.
** Elsewhere in the Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, we have the ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'' crew attempting a health/workout routine [[spoiler: and an in-universe ''parody'' of the mythos]], and Damien's attempt at his own SlenderMan-blog in ''Blog/DreamsInDarkness''. [[spoiler: Both, unsurprisingly, are gatecrashed by the genuine article.]]
* In the WhateleyUniverse, the television show "Tales of the MCO" is deliberately done to be stilted, with bad special effects and poor storylines (and anti-mutant), so that the mutants who are watching it at Whateley Academy are actually spending all their time [=MSTing=] it.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' had one in-universe example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Uu5oyr4Ck the Lopez love song]]. The Blues performed and broadcasted it to force the Reds to shut of their Radios. According to Sarge, "It sounds like the feral cry of a retarded Mexican sasquatch!"
** Lopez in general is a good example--he can only speak Spanish, but it's ''terrible'' Spanish. By all accounts, this is entirely intentional by his voice actor, Burnie.
** Another example are the deliberately terrible special effects in the machinima portions for the sake of comedy, where various objects have quite obviously been added in after the fact. Of special note is that certain additions (Donut's housewarming gift, the pile of stuff Blue Team won from the Reds, etc.) originally looked too good and had to be made worse!
* On another part of Creator/RoosterTeeth, their Creator/AchievementHunter division has ''AWHU'' (''Achievement Hunter Weekly Update''). This show is where the AH crew announces weekly video game news in front of a camera rested somewhere in their office, has numerous {{Jump Cut}}s, is edited out of sequence, and begins and ends episodes with mostly lousy episode-specific intros provided by their fans, most of which is just the person using their cameraphones saying the latest episode number at a famous and/or scenic location.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment[=/=]WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' crossover that covers the first issue of the UltimateWarrior comic book features several parallel universes. In one of these both Spoony and Linkara are portrayed as horrible actors who blatantly read from the script in monotone. In the commentary, Linkara jokes that some fans are sure to not notice much of a difference from normal.
* In NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow, Iruka makes an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridgement]] of ''OnePiece'' that features horrific image quality (blatantly being filmed off Website/YouTube videos with a mobile phone), no attempt at voice acting, and a script that primarily relies on repetition, MemeticMutation and gay jokes.
* Have you tried [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2H6lIfWjFw James Bruxton's wine]] yet?
* TheGameFuckingFuckFuckFuckerFuckingFuckFucker, a parody of {{Caustic Critic}}s, lives and breathes this trope.
** As does the ThirdRateGamer, who in particular is a parody of TheIrateGamer (although some of his jokes are targeted at other video game reviewers).
* The RedLetterMedia show ''Half In The Bag'' is a shining example of this trope, as a parody of both cheesy {{Sitcom}}s from TheEighties and other {{Video Review Show}}s. Whenever the stars of this review roundtable are called upon to "act", this is the inevitable result. (We know it's Stylistic Suck because these are the same people behind Mr. Plinkett).
* Quite a few sites offer up parodies of webpages written poorly usually older html, with garish colors, bad formatting, broken jpegs and links and pointess looped gifs, often the page is purely of the "Hey look. I can write a web page. Wanna see a picture of my pet?" that was more common before sites like Facebook came along to handle the design needs for these people.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' had an episode in which Tristan watches ''NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', that has nothing but Naruto telling Sasuke he is an emo over and over again. This was actually a cooperative effort between creator of both shows, as a TakeThat against people who thinks that calling somebody emo makes a good joke.
* Henry's Kitchen is a Youtube comedy series with the concept of a guy's self-made cookery program. Except the guy can't cook. Or edit videos. It's hilarious.
* ''WebVideo/EightiesDan'' is this to {{sitcom}}s of TheEighties.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dolan Dolan comics]] use this as their bread and butter.
* Similarly, rage comics don't exactly have a beautiful artistic style, but they provide a framework where artistic rank amateurs with a sense of humor can compete with people with artistic talent on equal ground. So the suck is not so much stylistic as it is functional.
** Sadly, most post 2010 rage comics tend to use less original art and instead copy used facial expressions and play on common high school humor.
* After Eddie Lebron's ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' [[Film/MegaMan fan movie]] came out, ''Website/ScrewAttack'' decided to make a fan movie of ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' with zero budget. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV6bwZafATQ&list=FL5A68Xz9vd9pNuUOTW6GeBw&index=7&feature=plpp_video The result speaks for itself]].
* WaverlyFilms' "Dino" series is simply a thrown-together mishmash of science-fiction and fantasy elements.
* Most troll videos on youtube.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Zma9bhph4 "Connor and Jason's crazy super video for class"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f37K0hIv3zk&list=PL972223EC60D642D2 Adventures of]] [[NorthKorea Kim Jung Un]] is meant to look like extremely cheap propaganda that the nation is (in)famous for.
* Many, many GarrysMod {{Machinima}}. Characters are capable of fairly realistic animation and facial movement, but why bother when [[RagdollPhysics wild ragdoll flailing]] and deranged, physically impossible expressions are so much funnier?
* From SuperAcademy, [[NaiveNewcomer Power Kid's]] supplementary video is terribly edited and shot on a webcam. In addition, his "superhero outfit" consists of a t-shirt, sweatshirt and jeans, which earns him no end of derision from his classmates.
--> '''Dark Cop:''' "It looks like half of a pajama. That just might be ''the worst'' piece of clothing ever conceived."
* The "animation" from Episode 8 of WebVideo/SgtFrogAbridged.
* [[http://blingee.com/ Blingee]] is practically tailor-made for generating humorously garish images. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1113 An example.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fPgIIB67bw This]] 1995-style intro to Game of Thrones, complete with VHS artifacts and cheesy music.
* Much of ''WebVideo/TedCrusty'''s humor comes from exactly HOW cheap the visuals are.
* ''WebAnimation/AFatherSonStory'' relates a soul-crushing tale of murder, secrets, lies and infidelity that rip a family to pieces... animated in GoAnimate.
* ''[[WebVideo/GamerGod88 GamerGod88]]'' is full of this. The whole show is purposefully ridiculous, and is at its heart an AffectionateParody of [[LetsPlay Lets Players]].
* TheAdam1995 made a parody of veryinvalid's mega man 9 review (which he hated). The whole point of it was to exagerrate his traits to unbelievable levels. It can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEBvp8A8XAc here]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''The Pack'', based off of early ImageComics the likes of {{Youngblood}}, from the eponymous episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. All shots from the show consisted entirely of action scenes, with no plot other than "the Pack fights evil ninjas", pretty similar to episodes from such shows.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' with the Rusty Venture cartoon, which seems to be even more a spoof of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' than the show it inhabits.
** One episode ends with a public service announcement for Testicular Torsion shot in a grainy 1960s-esque filter and featuring the cast delivering their lines in a terribly stilted manner and clearly reading off cue cards (indicated by their eyes constantly ''shifting from left to right'').
* The SoapWithinAShow "All My Circuits" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is another over-the-top [[ShowWithinAShow soap-opera-within-a-show]] ("Let me get this straight. Is there anyone here who doesn't have amnesia?" "I don't remember.") There's also Fry's holophonor opera, which the Robot Devil critiques for having the actors [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry describe how they feel instead of showing it]].
** Note that even at his own wedding, Calculon so believes (most likely programmed to) in his soap opera ways that he is tricked by the main cast in a convoluted way to rescue Bender, all by [[BadBadActing badly acting]] out different soap opera cliches, including amnesia, fake-dead, lost sibling and quite a few more in just a few minutes.
** The same show has a total subversion as well with "Everyone loves Hypnotoad", the best show in the history of television.
** There's also the incident in which the Earth is attacked by giant brains, and Fry eventually stops them by trapping their leader in a book he wrote, "a crummy world full of plot holes and spelling errors!"
--> '''Head Brain''' ([[{{Pun}} rimshot]]): The Big Brain am winning again! I am the greetest! I'm now leaving Earth for no raeson! [sic]
** To save the Earth from {{aliens|StealCable}}, the crew writes and acts the ending of [[Series/AllyMcBeal ''Single Female Lawyer.'']] An ending that Fry made up in an hour (which was only about four minutes of material), having only a vague memory of part of one episode.
--> '''Lrrr''': Overall I'd give it [[SoOkayItsAverage a C+ - okay, not great.]] As a result we will not [[AlienInvasion destroy your planet]], but neither will we share with you our [[ImmortalityInducer recipe for immortality]].
--> '''Fry''': Way to overact, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Zoidberg]].
** More recently, there's the badly-drawn motion comic that Fry did in "Lrrreconciliable Ndndifferences", for which he also did all the voices and sound effects.
-->'''Leela:''' Good ending. Not great.
** The ''Transcredible Exploits of Zapp Brannigan'' certainly qualify. Although it's a DreamSequence, it is presented in the style of a low budget 1950's sci-fi serial.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** This was part of the original appeal of the show, portraying absurd and foul situations in extremely crude animation. The original short and the series's first episode were animated with construction paper. The show has gradually improved the art style over the years, and occasionally includes bits of impressive CGI for contrast.
** "The Terrance and Phillip Show" was a parody of what critics accused ''South Park'' to be: a crudely-animated cartoon all about farts. Eventually the show discarded the parody by making Terrence and Phillip a live-action show. Canada is always drawn crudely to match, as are the Danes, the "Canadians of Europe."
** In the two-part episode "Cartoon Wars," terrorists strike back at ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' by creating a badly animated cartoon showing barely animated cutouts of western figures like George Bush and Jesus crudely pooping on each other while shouting about how much they enjoy "crapping on each other" in broken English.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' features the finding of a time capsule with a cheaply done TotallyRadical faux-version of the show from the 80s where Boy George fights Don Johnson (with Ronald Reagan as the guest referee). It's possibly the show's finest moment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',
** In early episodes, the children sometimes watch a cartoon called ''The Happy Little Elves'', but the writers stopped putting it in because [[ViewersAreMorons lots of people didn't understand]] that the suck was stylistic rather than just plain suck.
** In other episodes, the characters go to see various musicals. While usually pretty well-sung, they often use hilariously poor source material for a musical, such as ''PlanetOfTheApes'' and ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** ''Itchy and Scratchy'''s [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Poochie]], which is hated by everyone in-universe. The show itself is an inversion; its a total, ultraviolent send up of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', but its very popular both in-universe and amongst actual ''Simpsons'' fans, and is a staple of the show.
** In "Krusty Gets Kancelled", a rival kids' show gets the exclusive broadcasting rights for ''Itchy and Scratchy'', and a desperate Krusty shows a short from its Eastern European counterpart, ''Worker and Parasite.'' It consists entirely of a stiff, sketchily-drawn cat and mouse bouncing around a scribbled background speaking vaguely Slavic gibberish, followed by a title card reading [[ForeignSoundingGibberish ENDUT! HOCH HECH!]] Krusty's (and our) reaction: "[[FunnyMoments What the hell was that?!]]"
** Principal Skinner's favourite seasonal movie is ''The Christmas That Almost Wasn't But Then Was'', featuring cardboard animals, a "Christmas hobgoblin" singing a duet with Little Bo Peep for several hours, a stage hand wandering into the background of a scene, and "Santa's big sing off".
** Bart's comic turn computer animation "Angry Dad", which is a badly drawn version of Homer, becomes the most watched non-porn video in the internet.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E24TheSimpsonsSpinOffShowcase The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase]]" consists of nothing but parodies of intentionally badly scripted spin-off TV shows.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' feature this trope almost every episode, given that the central premise of the show is that three kids [[TheyFightCrime make their own movies]]. Although many times their movies are also [[StealthParody parodies in disguise]]. They're actually really impressive considering they're 8-year olds. [[MostWritersAreAdults Sort of.]]
** Subverted in a couple of episodes where the kids do very bad productions (Bye Bye Greasy, Renaissance Fair) that the audience absolutely loves. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpzjLtzuk1I How could you not?]] Although they do bomb pretty comprehensibly in the Camp episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** When the Cutie Mark Crusaders enter a talent show in an attempt to earn their cutie marks, they each cover roles more suited to one of the other fillies. The result is, well...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uYt3hEmAtE this]]. [[spoiler:They end up winning "best comedy act" as it had the audience laughing so hard, and pretended it was [[IMeantToDoThat all part of the act.]] You even hear Scootaloo's voice actress [[{{Corpsing}} start to crack up]] at the end of one of her lyrics.]]
** Pinkie's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha8okYgmHF8 Wonderbolt Rap]] in "Testing, Testing, 1 2 3" is deliberately made to look like a cheesy 90's-era rap video, completely with reduced audio/video quality, a different aspect ratio, and VHS artifacts.
** Spike's rendition of the Cloudsdale anthem in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode ''JustForFun/WackyDelly'', where Ralph Bighead has Rocko and his friends produce the ShowWithinAShow of the same name in an attempt to get fired. [[SpringtimeForHitler It backfires]] really hard because of how awfully hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwqXB1l7gwU the end product is]].
-->'''Cheese:''' I am the cheese. I am the best character on the show. [[SmallNameBigEgo I am better than the salami and the bologna combined]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' featured a (presumably animated) series based on TheFlash. Not only was it apparently drawn by RobLiefeld, but the "joke" an entire scene builds up to is Flash saying "Take that, you cur!" after punching an enemy.
* All the [[ShowWithinAShow reenactments]] in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' all have very obvious production errors, with the Megabyte binome obviously bouncing into frame after falling off stage in one episode, and the Mainframe Strolling Players Modern Major General parody having everyone who was hoisted to the ceiling fall back onto stage and when the background scrolls across there is text on one saying "don't scroll past this point".
-->'''Bob Impersonator''':"I'M A GARDENER! I KNOW EVERYTHING!"
-->'''Director''': "...Psst. It's Guardian. GUARDIAN."
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' opened with a Batman musical. Though the writing and singing weren't half bad with all things considered, it was the tone that was ridiculous. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebI8H5nq5L4 Bruce was not pleased.]]
** A case of TruthInTelevision if the "success" of the recent real life Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical is anything to go by.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', this tends to happen whenever Brain's plan involves entering the art world or the entertainment industry. For example, the episode "Broadway Malady," in which the Brain decides to finance his latest scheme by producing ''[[TrueArtIsAngsty Angst: The Musical.]]''
** Of course, a lot of post-1960s musical theatre [[PoesLaw really is like that]]. One of the playwrights casually referenced by Brain in that episode is Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and - let's be honest here - some of Sir Andrew's stuff is so pretentious and melodramatic that it can easily qualify as sucky unless you're a diehard fan.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': "Porky's Preview": Porky, then in the "kid" stage of his career, drew the cartoon himself, with stick figures, one scene scribbled out and restarted, and the music slightly off-key.
** "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck" has a scene where the unseen animator who's screwing with Daffy draws a crude, black and white, stick figure background for him.
*** In its sequel "Rabbit Rampage", Bugs Bunny is drawn as a stick figure at one point, causing him to warn the animator, "Continue to draw me like this, buddy, and we'll ''both'' be out of woik."
* Does the slogan "What would happen if kids could draw their own cartoon?" sound familiar? If so, guess [[StickinAround what show centers around that concept]]. [[WhoDares We dare you]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Depending on who you ask, Henry and June come off sometimes as this. However, the fans wouldn't have it any other way.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', Stimpy's cartoon "I Like Pink" is a bizarre, nonsensical, poorly drawn and animated cartoon with very little plot.
** However, [[RuleOfFunny even though it was done for humour value]], it's the result of ExecutiveMeddling in this case. Originally, the cartoon was supposed to be fully developed, drawn in a style similar to the cartoons from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation tribute to them... Unfortunately, Creator/JohnKricfalusi was fired before the episode was complete and "I Like Pink" was wrecked after having been handed over to Games Animation.
* The 'Dramatic Reenactments' done on [[ShowWithinAShow Mysterious Mysteries of Strange Mystery]] in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', which include things like bad costumes (which fall apart), the crew visible in the background, and the actor playing Dib accidentally ''setting part of the set on fire''. [[Funny/InvaderZim And it is hilarious!]]
** Even [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} GIR]] gets to narrate his own [[UnreliableNarrator twisted recollection of the events.]] And it's the [[CrazyAwesome best part of the show.]]
* During the {{rashomon|Style}} episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' Krumm's recollection is animated in a childish scrawl.
** Subverted in that Krumm's childlike account of the events are implied to be the most accurate.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Peter has made his own ChickFlick, "Steel Vaginas", and cartoon series, "Handiquacks".
** The Christmas movie Peter watches on TV, ''Kiss Save Santa Claus''.
** Peterotica.
* The poetry Jimmy writes under the effects of a [[LovePotion love sweater]] on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had ''Doof'n'Puss'', a show about Doof and Perry with a ridiculous premise, outright insane plot and gigantic amounts of camp. Doof pitched it to a TV producer (voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane), who actually bought it.
* ''Rejected'' by Don Hertzfeldt is this from start to finish. The cartoons shown start off being poorly drawn, nonsensical, and completely inappropriate, and get much much worse, fast.
* The art style of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is intentionally simplistic and effortless (with many people having the same face)... and it ''still'' manages to look pretty dang good.
* In ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'', the characters are depicted as childish drawings and the backgrounds are paper collages.
* "Mama Don't Allow" was an AnimatedAdaptation of a story about a possum who plays the saxophone so badly that his mother kicks him out of the house until he learns to play it. (Notably, as scriptwriter Creator/MarkEvanier recalls, they hired professional saxophonist Tom Scott to play the part-- who was so good, he actually had a very hard time playing badly enough. [[http://www.povonline.com/cols/COL198.htm Read it here.]])
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' features a poorly animated [[ShowWithinAShow Superman cartoon]] that seems like a CallBack to the corny superhero shows of the past such as ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''. Even Big Blue himself seems slightly embarrassed after watching an episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqT8MMVx2Xg this]] bit in which the duo create poorly drawn versions of themselves that get killed over and over.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode ''[[http://ben10.wikia.com/wiki/Super_Alien_Hero_Buddy_Adventures Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures]]'' had the Show Within a Show ''Super Alien Hero Buddies'', with characters based on the known Omnitrix aliens. The episode segment they show is very, ''very'' painful.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' revels in making most of its parodies of CGI movies in an extremely stiff and low detail style akin to Chinese mockbusters, albeit a thousand times funnier.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Batman's Strangest Cases" has a Batman/Scooby-Doo crossover which parodies the LimitedAnimation and [[BatDeduction loopy logic]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', and an adaptation of ''Bat-Manga'' that not only had LimitedAnimation but was [[HongKongDub badly dubbed]].
* In a season 5 episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield And Friends}}'', Garfield's frustration with the degrading protrayal of cats in most cartoons leads him to create his own self-empowering feline cartoon character, "Sam the Cat." Unfortunately the thin plot of Sam's only episode involved cheap acts of revenge against people Garfield found annoying in real life, and then the entire rest of the cartoon was Sam sleeping for over 20 minutes. Garfield hears a horrid popping noise while watching his cartoon -- it turns out to be the sound of ''everybody in the entire country changing channels at the same time.''
* The MickeyMouse cartoon ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' is animated like an early sound cartoon ca. 1928, and includes common errors found in cartoons of the era, such as film pops, coloring mistakes and primitive sound effects.
* Both the prominently featured songs in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' are this, in different ways. "Everything Is Awesome" is a brainless, ClicheStorm pop EarWorm with shallow lyrics, synthesisers, a stupid {{Dubstep}} breakdown, AWildRapperAppears, and grating AutoTune, and is used to illustrate the HappinessIsMandatory setting. Meanwhile, the song RomanticFalseLead Franchise/{{Batman}} wrote for Wyldstyle is a mindnumbing, amateurish, thumping mess with tuneless gravelly vocals and lyrics like "[[{{Wangst}} Darkness!]] [[MyParentsAreDead No parents]]!"
** Two words: Cat poster. BELIEVE.
** The ghost of [[spoiler: Vitruvius]] is nothing more than an inanimate Lego figure dangling on a string, complete with the actor going, "Oooooh". And it is glorious.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has the book ''A Dinner of Onions'' from the episode "Full Metal Dust Jacket," which based on the character's comments is implied to be a massive ClicheStorm. One of the first things Hank says about it was that the entire first two chapters were [[AllJustADream only a dream.]]
* One of the TV shorts made for ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is "Fixin' It With Soos", an in-universe web show made by Soos and loaded with cheap special effects, like gratuitous clip-art and poorly cut-and-pasted images.
-->"Hey, dudes, welcome to Fixin' It With Soos, the only home fix-it show I edited myself on my own home computer."
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' episode, the girls see a 50s-style video about then-new technology, such as dishwashers.
-->'''Ruby:''' This movie was old when my grandparents were young!
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[[folder:Other]]
* Kent Pietsch's airshow comedy act is an example of aeronautical stylistic suck. He throws his 1942 Interstate Cadet aircraft around the sky in ways that would make any pilot cringe, creating the illusion that a terrible pilot is clowning around at the controls. His aircraft loses vital parts like ailerons ''in flight''. He even drags the wingtip against the ground at one point.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6dZtNYGlLM This]] commercial for [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 Lotso-Huggin' Bear]]. [[spoiler: Which is actually a ViralMarketing campaign created by Pixar.]]
* Instagram and Hipstamatic are iOS apps that apply filters to the pictures they shoot to replicate wonky optics, aged film, and other characteristics of old film cameras to produce pictures that look like old Polaroids and the like; they in turn were inspired by the current popularity of {{Retraux}} cameras, particularly cheap film cameras like Russia's Lomo or China's Holga, whose notoriously crappy build quality and quirky optics create uniquely random effects in the finished pictures. On top of that, many camera companies (particularly Canon and Sony) have included "toy camera" modes that attempt to duplicate the same effects to complete with the phone apps. (Ironically, the starting picture quality of most digital cameras on the market since about 2009 means that it's actually nearly impossible to get the photos to look bad enough in camera. For truly godawful quality out of a cheap digital camera, you need Photoshop.)
* The card game "We Didn't Playtest This At All". Lots of instant win and instant lose cards, all played for laughs.
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