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'''''[[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo SNARK BAIT OO-HA-HA!]]'''''

While a good movie or show is fun, there's just nothing like the visceral pleasure of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 taking apart a bad one]]. And sometimes [[ItsPopularNowItSucks hating something popular]] is [[{{Hatedom}} what defines a crowd]], especially if, [[QualityByPopularVote despite its popularity]], it's actually pretty bad. Not terrible, not pitiful, [[SoOkayItsAverage just boringly bad]].

Of course, in order to hate it to its fullest potential, you need to watch it and find out ''why'' it's so terrible.

Snark Bait refers to any popular work that evokes a desire to watch [[BileFascination specifically to mock and join other people mocking]]. It's often a generic Hollywood blockbuster, or best-selling book. It's usually [[ClicheStorm so formulaic]] you can see the TV Tropes {{Wiki Word}}s forming in the air as the plot happens, or [[CriticalResearchFailure so poorly fact-checked that 640k could pick it apart]].

Either way, [[BandwagonTechnique everyone is going to be complaining]] about it, and you wouldn't want to be left out of slagging off all those idiots who gave up their money and time for such junk. Or the derision of [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish stupidity with the passwords]] halfway and the [[TomatoInTheMirror predictability of the ending]]. So, of course, you need to buy it yourself. That'll show 'em!

As a {{Troper}}, good Snark Bait can lead to seeing how far off you can see the ObviousJudas, which characters are [[LukeIAmYourFather secretly related]], or playing Trope Bingo or a trope DrinkingGame with them. On the plus side, seeing a trope done ''badly'' can help you see what it is, and appreciate when it's done ''well''.

It should also be noted that those who engage in Snark Bait could range from those who "love it but are able to laugh at its flaws" to those who "love to hate it and enjoy ripping it to pieces". Those who love it so passionately and are unwilling to recognize its flaws are unlikely to appreciate snarking, as well as those who hate it with a huge passion that they refuse to waste any time on even acknowledging its existence.

It often displays some of the following tropes:
* AnachronismStew
* AstroTurf
* {{Camp}} (of the low/unintentional kind)
* ClicheStorm
* DeaderThanDisco
* DeadHorseGenre
* DiscreditedTrope
* FailureHero
* FollowTheLeader
* {{Glurge}}
* HollywoodStyle
* IdiotPlot
* MagicalComputer
* MarySue
* MerchandiseDriven
* {{Narm}}
* ObviousBeta
* TastesLikeDiabetes
* {{Wangst}}

Does not relate to the [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 monster]] that can be utilized to bite your opponents or self. Nothing to do with [[Literature/TheHuntingOfTheSnark thimbles, forks, railway shares and soap]]. Compare PeripheryHatedom. If you were looking for characters who jump at the sight of Snark Bait, see DeadpanSnarker.

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* Film -- Live-Action
** SnarkBait/DCExtendedUniverse
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* "America's Navy: A Global Force for Good". Whether you disagree or just think it's {{Narm}}fully [[LargeHam Hammy]], it's hard to deny this slogan's Snark Bait quotient.
** Pretty much ''any'' military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, ''especially'' from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.
* The "Advertising/HeadOn" commercials. How can you not make fun of a commercial that consists of nothing but "Head On: Apply directly to the forehead" repeated ''over and over''?
** The same applies to most other television advertisements for prescription drugs. Usually features a [[AudienceSurrogate generic, bland spokesperson]] doing something, well, generic. Bonus points for corny CGI graphics. Especially notable are the Viagra commercials.
* An Italian spot with Manuela Arcuri promoting a book entitled ''Il labirinto femminile'' inspired countless Youtube parodies due to its amateurish direction, poor acting, creepy SoundtrackDissonance and the overall bad quality of the book itself. It even contains a word ("strategismo") that ''doesn't exist'' in Italian. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9IwIBA2RY Here it is.]]
** The most recent version of that spot featured Karima El Marthoug, a.k.a. Ruby, the girl (under age at the time) Prime Minister Berlusconi has been accused of having had mercenary sex with. During the spot, she gets undressed by a guy with a Phantom of the Opera mask. Oh, and the direction is still amateurish, the (rest of the) acting is still poor, the soundtrack is still creepy and the book is still bad, thanks for asking.
%% ** Not to mention the one starring Lele Mora, the TV agent with Fascist sympathies involved in the Corona scandal.
* National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" ad has gathered quite a bit of this. Just try searching for it on Website/YouTube. Almost every result is a parody of some kind. This is not unexpected of course, given that it's [[{{Narm}} melodramatic enough]] to be a StealthParody to begin with.
%% * Rick Perry's "Strong" ad has launched a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rick-perrys-strong-ad meme]] based on making fun of it.
* Pepsi brand 7UP made a critical mistake lately in India- they showed Kathakali, a serious south Indian classical dance form, as a street dance.
* Ads for feminine hygiene products in general, due to their corny stock photo aesthetic, the cheesy music, the overall bubbly-ness of its protagonists and for making viewers uncomfortable without showing anything more explicit than unnamed blue liquid.
* Many ads, posters, and articles from [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the 1940's]] and [[TheFifties 50's]] weren't considered Snark Bait in their own time, but contain ValuesDissonance that people enjoy laughing at decades later. Adding naughty captions to prim-and-perfect media of the period is also popular.
* Political ads in general are prone to this, since they seldom have the slightest hint of subtlety. Attack ads in particular have a tendency to be so melodramatic in their negativity that it leads to {{Narm}}.
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[[folder:Automobiles]]
* Pretty much any American car is considered fair game for British and European gearheads to laugh at thanks to their perception of American vehicles being [[HummerDinger gratuitously humongous land yachts that guzzle gas like soda]]. Americans who drive large pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] due to living in a rural area or having a job that necessitates heavy transport will usually just roll their eyes at that, but if there is a vehicle that's considered too large [[EveryoneHasStandards even for the Americans]], expect it to be mocked to kingdom come.
* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the van had gone from practical to terribly uncool within a decade and no one wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.
* An automobile manufacturer getting the stigma of a "brand for old people" is usually its kiss of death. Oldsmobile, Mercury, and Plymouth, which once commanded huge sections of the market, quietly faded away after their demographics started to skew older, and Buick only barely survived the same fate thanks to giving every single car they made a massive makeover ([[SelfDeprecation and running an ad campaign where people make fun of them for being the makers of granny-mobiles]]), even though to many they're still SnarkBait.
* The Toyota Prius; driving one, because it's a hybrid, is associated with GranolaGirl and {{Hipster}} types, and because it barely tops 100 mph, is seen with disdain by auto enthusiasts. It's worth noting that while other small hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf and the Mini Cooper are generally viewed positively, admitting you drive a Prius and don't hate driving it is a likely invitation for you to get laughed out of the room almost anywhere.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment is a common target for anime fans, as the company is guilty of Westernizing anime series and giving them terrible dubs. Their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', in particular, is widely considered one of the worst anime dubs of all time thanks to being a straight-up {{Macekre}} with rampant [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerizing]], goofy dialog, [[LargeHam hammy voice acting]], various [[DubInducedPlotHole plot holes that formed due to half-assed editing]], as well as the infamous "Pirate Rap" theme.
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', for the sheer amount of [[{{Gorn}} blood, gore,]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder]], [[AnyoneCanDie named character deaths]], {{Sociopathic Hero}}es, {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[RapeAsDrama rape]], and all sorts of other awful things combined with [[ClicheStorm very one-dimensional and standard]] ShonenGenre [[ClicheStorm characters and plots]].
%% * ''Manga/ApocalypseZero'', ''Anime/MDGeist'', ''Anime/{{Genocyber}}'' (to a certain degree), the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie, ''Anime/CyberneticsGuardian'', ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808''... a lot of old ultra-violent anime series or direct-to-video releases in general tend to have this going on.
* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'', an utterly generic ClicheStorm of a light novel adaptation that Creator/A1Pictures inexplicably gave [[AnimationBump a massive budget]]. It's considered such low-hanging fruit that some critics have actually gotten hate for bashing on the series rather than criticizing something better.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is considered to have JumpedTheShark and has become Snark Bait even among the fandom. Kubo is considered a {{troll}} so much that "Creator/TiteKubo trolled my fandom" has sadly become a meme among Bleach fans.
** Pretty much the same thing can be said about ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' as the series suffered from ArcFatigue and gargantuan FanDumb.
** And the shipping fandoms for all of the above given the venomous FanDumb and DieForOurShip. The ShipToShipCombat and the fans involved have become pure jokes to those not involved.
* ''Anime/BloodC'' got its viewers from Website/NicoNicoDouga, 2ch and Website/FourChan [[SoBadItsGood very entertained]] due to the the characters holding the IdiotBall, the [[DesignatedHero heroine's]] DeclarationOfProtection which [[FailureHero she fail in catastrophic levels]] and the gratuitous amount of gore. There's a good reason why the show is the [[MemeticMutation BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR, MAN]]!
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' regarding ThePowerOfFriendship and {{Fanservice}}, to the point that an excess of either in other manga often draws negative comparisons to ''Fairy Tail''.
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' ended up, developing a very large "trainwreck" following as a result of the show having dull or unsympathetic characters, bad twists, an obsession with rape or even more bizarre fetishes and great {{Narm}} fodder.
* Pretty much the fate of any ''Gundam'' series in the latter run. Fans either watch them for this exact trope or they watch them because they're ''Gundam'' fans and they'll see whatever series through to the end. Especially true with latter day series such as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''[[note]]ironically the preceding ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' started out with this treatment, but then [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] in a huge way and consequently grew out of this treatment as well[[/note]], ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''[[note]]the only debate is ''when'' exactly did it [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]]: during the ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' clone that was season two or when the [[GameBreaker GN-Xs]] showed up in season one[[/note]] and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''[[note]]mostly around the Third Age, but partly at the beginning due to the series' ArtStyleDissonance[[/note]].
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', especially in its second season, got hit by this. Any conversation about the series is likely to be about [[IdiotHero Ichika]]'s stupidity or the [[UnwantedHarem girls' obsession with him]] than on anything the series did right.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': No matter how much [[ObliviousToLove dense]] Natsuru is to the point it's already irritating, viewers still couldn't stop watching the show week after week.
* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'', because of the literally unbeaten, genius [[BlackHoleSue Marty Sue]]-protagonist, [[BrotherSisterIncest his annoying younger sister in love with him]] and an extremely dubious political component of the plot. Many viewers also could not perceive a seriously constant [[InformedAttractiveness ideal image of the main characters, and how other characters praised their]]. Everything becomes even worse after the simplification of the characters in the anime adaptation and the strange attempts to solve IncestSubtext in the 16th volume. Furthermore, the show became so well known because of its NarmCharm that it was considered to be its feature and attract new fans to the series.
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' is in general a story featuring MetaCommentary about {{Otaku}} culture, but mention anything about it online and you're likely to get the response of "...wait, wasn't that the show with BrotherSisterIncest?"
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its IdiotHero who [[TookALevelInDumbass seemingly gets dumber]] once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent {{Narm}}, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack). [[spoiler:As of [[YankTheDogsChain the Kalos League's conclusion]], this trope has gone supercritical, with even some diehard fans hating the outcome to death.]]
%% * The ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime. The nature of the {{OVA}}s imply that the creators have either gleefully embraced this, or [[ThePlan had planned it all along]].
* ''Anime/SwordArtOnline''. The first half of the first season already had some people who couldn't take stuff like the facial expressions, melodramatic death scenes and the MMORPG setting too seriously, among other things. Elevate it UpToEleven and you'll get the kind of bait that the second half became, including but not limited to the treatment of its female lead.
* In ''Manga/XxxHolic'' Watanuki is an in-universe example due to his {{Keet}} behavior.
* Many loved to watch ''LightNovel/ReZero'' due to the constant deaths and bullying of IdiotHero and LargeHam Natsuki Subaru, who was the main BaseBreakingCharacter even in his own fandom. Lord, even the author himself said that it's are his favorite moment in the work on the series.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is excellent Snark Bait, as evidenced by [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries its abridged series]] [[LampshadeHanging pointing out]] a lot of it's flaws such "invisible guns" or "dark energy disks that merely sends your soul to the Shadow Realm". Granted, most of the snark is aimed towards the 4Kids dub due to its [[{{Bowdlerize}} bizarre form of censorship]] but still.
** The original, with its slow pace regarding duels that will kill the hero if some mook beats him, contains its [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt fair share of absurdity]] too.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Among many Marvel comics of the [[ComicBook/MarvelNOW2016 Marvel NOW!]] lineup, ComicBook/AmericaChavez's ongoing series titled ''America'' has already garnered a sizable {{Hatedom}} that mocks many of the {{Narm}}-tastic elements in it.
* Everything done by Creator/RobLiefeld or Chuck Austen; Liefeld for his ''astoundingly'' bad art that essentially defined the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] of comics, Austen for his equally terrible writing.
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is quite a thing. Batman is portrayed as outright AxCrazy (leading to [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] refusing to call him "Batman" and preferring "Crazy Steve"), the dialogue is written in the manner of [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], ComicBook/BlackCanary is turned into an ''entirely different character'' for no apparent reason, and the non-Batman members of the Justice League are portrayed as [[TooDumbToLive absolute dunces.]]
* ''Literature/AnitaBlake'', listed in the Literature section below, also has a comic book adaptation. Chris Sims has [[http://www.the-isb.com/?cat=91 more than a few words to say]] about it; he particularly loves taking shots at the comic's [[CoversAlwaysLie misleading covers]], bad art, wasted premise, [[LeaveTheCameraRunning abysmal pacing]], and [[TheScrappy Jean-Claude]].
* All over the place in ComicBook/AvengersArena. Special mentions go to:
** "I've always been a hater." It's a bad line, misuses the word "hater"[[note]]Using "Hater" in an un-ironic self-referential manner. Not much more to say than it dates it horribly AND misuses the slang.[[/note]], and shows a complete lack of understanding of Hazmat's character and back story.
** [[spoiler: "My boyfriend exploded all over me!"]]
** "Botsplosion."
** [[spoiler: "Chasehawk" achieving AscendedMeme status caused a lot of eye rolling.]]
* [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Comics by Jack Chick]]. Those, sadly, become much less funny when a ten-year-old girl, with fervent earnestness, gives you one.
* ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'': an unfunny, soon-dated parody comic created on a bet by the then Marvel editor, which then inexplicably morphed into a rambling, scientifically inaccurate diatribe about God, evolution, humanity, and the causes of war. You better believe the only reason anyone reads it is to [[JustForPun marvel]] at how awful it is.
* ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' has attracted a considerable deal of snark for its constant {{Fanservice}}, {{Stripperific}} costumes, {{Author Filibuster}}s (usually in favor of Wicca), and oft-narmy dialogue.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'', thanks to TastesLikeDiabetes and the fact that it ran out of jokes sometime in the '70s. It's spawned several mutations, such as ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' and "The [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] Family Circus".
* Erasing Garfield's thought bubbles in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strips shows exactly how much of a loser Jon Arbuckle is. Or better yet, erasing Garfield entirely, as in ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield''. Or doing... whatever ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' is.
%% * There is probably no-one left ''anywhere'' who likes ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}'' unironically, except perhaps Series/{{Monk}}.
%% * Plenty of other strips, due to the influence of ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', who is the CausticCritic of his chosen medium.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' is probably the single most widely circulated fanfic ever created specifically ''because'' of this trope. It's probably more BileFascination and SoBadItsGood than Snark Bait, but both still apply.
%% * ''Fanfic/MyInnerLife'': It certainly doesn't help that she thought at the time that the whole thing was real in her lucid dreams.
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. The fact that it's a blatant HateFic against ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does not endear it to fans of the show. But what really takes it into this territory is the author saying without a hint of irony that he prefers his characters one-dimensional, some of the edits (such as replacing Cutie Marks with serial numbers), and the fact that he seriously believes that his work is better than the original show, even considering that he rips off what he doesn't arbitrarily change.
* ''Fanfic/StarkitsProphecy''. SoBadItsGood, with lots and lots of RougeAnglesOfSatin, not to mention a MarySue as TheHero, it makes for a good platform for a snarky review.
* Pretty much anything written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2689121/Mr-FanficGuy Mr. Fanfic Guy]], such as ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' and ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory''. Between the {{Narm}}y melodrama that makes ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' look subdued, liberal use of RonTheDeathEater, [[CriticalResearchFailure failures in research]][[note]]For example, Saki After Story has the national tournament seemingly take place in a single day, when it canonically takes place over 9 days, and the final match be between Saki and Teru (not only are there four players in the tournament, but Saki and Teru have different positions)[[/note]], and blatant pro-gay {{Author Tract}}ing, there's not a lot that can be taken seriously.
* Fanfiction in general falls into this. Many people refer to it as "the proof of SturgeonsLaw", and few will deny that the majority of fanfiction consists of reprehensible MarySue wanking, paint-by-numbers romance with no real purpose other than a desire to [[ShipToShipCombat attack another pairing]] / [[AuthorAppeal write about characters screwing]], idiotic LOLRANDOM CrackFic, [[DeadFic potentially decent stories that last updated around the discovery of fire]], and [[RougeAnglesOfSatin unreadable vomit that could possibly have been written by banging one's head against a keyboard]]. Of course, that really just makes the good stuff all the better. Many online communities are devoted to the sporking and mocking of bad {{fanfic}}s (especially MarySue fics).
%% * Pornographic fanfiction gets this ''a lot.''
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[[folder:Fashion]]
* Clothing by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercrombie_%26_Fitch Abercrombie & Fitch]] and its subsidiaries, mostly for its frat guy clientele and some [[http://elitedaily.com/news/world/abercrombie-fitch-ceo-explains-why-he-hates-fat-chicks/ controversial statements]] from the CEO.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocs Crocs]], for being widely regarded as hideous.
%% * ''Anything'' by the brand [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_hardy Ed Hardy]].
%% * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora Fedoras]], though the snark here is mostly directed towards the people who can't pull them off.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullet_%28haircut%29 Mullets]], which in the western world have become synomynous with White Trash.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugg_boots Ugg Boots]], again, for their questionable design.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Although it has since been VindicatedByHistory, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' still has a few detractors (mainly in the US) due to its {{Narm}}y musical numbers and artistic license.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH2TimmyToTheRescue'', loathed by fans for being badly animated, badly written, and unfaithful to the original movie. The point of the movie where it goes from being just bad to SoBadItsGood, for some, is the outrageously over-the-top musical number Martin Brisby sings after being turned evil and inexplicably gaining a [[EvilBrit British accent]]. By that point, the movie seemed to have stopped trying to make sense.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' (as well as the sequel to the latter) have become jokes due to their ClicheStorm plots, ''extreme'' use of ArtisticLicenseHistory, jarring happy endings, plagiarism from better animated movies (in the former's case), and unusual character designs (the latter features a giant octopus with a rodent's face).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' is regarding as one of the worst, if not ''the'' worst animated film ever made due to its usage of raunchy ToiletHumor ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids despite supposedly being marketed towards children]]), its very blatant ProductPlacement, the '''[[SpecialEffectsFailure extremely]]''' [[SpecialEffectsFailure bad animation]], and the designs [[UncannyValley which are no better]]. So much so that its become a debate over whether or not the film classifies as being SoBadItsGood or SoBadItsHorrible.
* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' is not a very well-liked film in the slightest thanks to its shoddy animation (due to originally being meant to be a DirectToDVD movie), UncannyValley-laced designs, reliance on ToiletHumor, and its very [[IdiotPlot ludicrous plot]] that involves a man trying to sell homes in the ''Arctic''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' is this for some (though by no means everybody) thanks to its extremely [[RefugeInAudacity crude]] [[BlackComedy humor]], the depictions of various ethnic stereotypes, the fact that it stars the ever so controversial Creator/SethRogen [[note]]technically, the film was created by Rogen as he had been trying to pitch the idea for ''eight years''[[/note]], and its TroubledProduction that involved the animators being mistreated by the directors.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' managed to surpass ''Norm of the North'' in terms of [[InternetBackdraft public hatred]]. The film was greenlit sometime after Sony had their database get hacked back in late-2014, and was an attempt to WinBackTheCrowd following the aftermath of said hack. You... could say that it ''did'' work, but for all the wrong reasons: apart from its [[AudienceAlienatingPremise premise about emojis]] being deemed as an unoriginal ClicheStorm [[note]]and by unoriginal, we mean that the film has been widely criticized of being a [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks blatant ripoff]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''[[/note]], ''The Emoji Movie'' also drew an intense amount of ire as it was believed that the film was the replacement for two animated movies about ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' and {{Medusa}} [[note]]with the directors being Creator/GenndyTartakovsky and Creator/LaurenFaust, respectively[[/note]] that Sony ended up putting into DevelopmentHell. Although it was later confirmed that the two films were cancelled long before the hack occurred, this still wasn't enough to alleviate the severe backlash Sony got.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%% * ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118261/usercomments Asteroid]]''. Probably worth watching - if you have bile deficiency and a readily available can of BrainBleach... or a properly perverted sense of humor.
* Ripping on ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' is pretty popular. Many snark sites have dedicated time to it. The film was also nominated for a whopping eleven Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, though it only won for Worst Supporting Actress (Alicia Silverstone).
** Its presence is all but guaranteed on a "worst SuperHero film ever" list, and makes more occasional cameos on generic "Worst Films Ever" lists as well. Cracked.com, however, used this movie's reputation to create a list of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17118_5-comic-book-movies-way-worse-than-batman-robin.html "five comic book movies way worse than Batman and Robin"]]-- most of which are waaay more obscure than ''Batman and Robin''.
** Bane especially seems to be a good source of snark, especially when compared to [[GeniusBruiser the]] [[HeroKiller one]] played by Tom Hardy in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' starts off as BileFascination, but becomes Snark Bait on repeated viewings, due to its many [[LargeHam over-the-top performances]], overuse of Dutch angles and overall poor production quality (which is especially amazing considering its reported budget of $73 million), with dozens of [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185183/trivia?tab=gf plot holes and continuity errors]], as well as many [[IdiotBall idiotic moments]].
%% * Indie phenomenon ''Film/{{Birdemic}}''.
* ''Film/CoolAsIce'', which can be best described as "''Film/TheRoom'', with Vanilla Ice".
* ''Film/DeathBedTheBedThatEats'', which Patton Oswalt made sure to exploit in a routine, where he says he'll make a sequel, ''Rape Stove: The Stove That Rapes People''. And as a bonus, the movie is not a total ExploitationFilm as one would figure from the title, but an arthouse wannabe trying to give a deep backstory.
* Movies such as ''Film/FreedomWriters'' and ''Film/DangerousMinds'' are often parodied because of their predictable SaveOurStudents plots (''Lean on Me'' gets a pass because A: It's Creator/MorganFreeman, and B: he inspires students by being a completely unforgiving hard-ass).
* ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', while being considered an ''improvement'' over [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book]] (which is under the Literature section of this page), has also been subjected to this, mostly for the same reasons as the book, with a contributing factor being that it was a financial success (it made $571 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million) in spite of its overall negative reception and has a sequel in the works. This got to the point that it won several UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s.
** The sequel, ''Fifty Shades Darker'', has been received even ''more'' negatively than its predecessor, with only 8% on Website/RottenTomatoes.
* ''Film/Frozen2010'' (not to be confused with the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Disney film]]) can be considered this, with its unlikable TooDumbToLive characters and wandering packs of wolves.
* ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. It's gotten so bad of a reputation that there are no praising quotes on the DVD box, just ones pointing out the movie is disgusting!
* The same goes with ''Film/{{Gigli}}'', if only to see the lack of chemistry between then-star couple Music/JenniferLopez and Creator/BenAffleck (and J-Lo's infamous and strangely prophetic "[[{{Narm}} It's turkey time...]]" line).
* Many of the ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'''s cliches, but when the movie opens with "[[{{Series/Mystery Science Theater 3000}} In the not too distant future...]]", you get an inkling about what you're in for.
%% * Most of the classic ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' films. Bonus points if you're watching the English dubs.
* ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. While the [[Film/MortalKombat previous film]] was a decent enough adaptation of the fighting game franchise that Midway actually incorporated some of its plot points into the games' canon, Annihilation was a trainwreck through and through. The cast, which only had two returning actors, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIt0VY7Yg2w is as bad as it gets]]. Cramming LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters makes for a RandomEventsPlot with a lot of uninspiring fight scenes in-between, not helped by terrible effects.
** [[VideoGameMoviesSuck A lot of video game adaptations are subject to this, really]]. Another common target is the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie, where ridiculous dialogue and Raul Julia's HamAndCheese at least make it a laughable experience.
%% * ''Literature/NightWatch''. Sergey Lukyanenko suffers this in general, in part for the same reasons as [[DanBrowned Dan Brown]], in part for his [[SmallNameBigEgo behaviour when he doesn't like something]]. But TheMovie takes the cake... in the face. It was hooted at [[MortonsFork both]] for parts that ''are'' faithful to the original--by his critics-- and parts that ''aren't''--since even his fans consider it badly adapted.
%% * ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'', as popular as it is, has a lot to make fun of. The prequels just made the target bigger and more tempting. There's a lot of hits, from [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/573.html poking fun]] at [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/600.html retcons]] and the excess of HollywoodScience, HollywoodTactics and/or {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s to [[http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/movies/dismantling_jedi_order_000418.html fan theories]] and ''[[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids a whole webcomic]]'' aimed to re-interprete or re-render series in a way that would make more sense than the {{canon}}. Or just "[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/All-a-bit-silly-really- 189990669 A Bit Silly ]]
]]".
* The SoBadItsGood CultClassic, ''Film/Troll2''. It's almost a tradition at this point to say, with Arnold, "They're eating her! And now they're gonna eat me! [[BigOMG OH MY GOOOOOOOOD!]]" More cynical snarkers enjoy the incredibly vague popcorn scene and the protagonist urinating on the family dinner for no apparent reason.
* ''Film/{{Twilight}}'', outside of the fanbase following of the novel series, is easy to snark at, between [[DullSurprise the stiff-as-a-board acting by the whole cast]], the confusing plot, the infamous "[[BishieSparkle sparkling]]" effects, the cheesy script, and the arguable {{wangst}}, especially coming from Jacob Black. In an interview, Creator/RobertPattinson [[TakeThat took some shots at the series]], referring to the first book as "a book that wasn't supposed to be published."
* ''Film/TheWizard'' has a cult following in the video game culture dedicated to tearing it apart for its [[PacManFever laughable inaccuracies]] and blatantly MerchandiseDriven nature.
%% * Practically any movie by Creator/EdWood, most notably ''Film/PlanNineFromOuterSpace''.
* Anything by Creator/MNightShyamalan (except ''Film/TheSixthSense'' and possibly ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''). ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', in particular, for taking an [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender extremely popular animated show]] and producing an insultingly horrible live-action version (reducing characters to bland clichés, performing {{Race Lift}}s across the board, etc.) that was universally panned by fans and neophytes alike for its unrelenting unfaithfulness to the source material as well as being generally bland and unpleasant to watch. The connection to something that ''doesn't'' suck meant that lots of people saw it and were all but forced to make fun of it.
** ''Film/AfterEarth'', this time surprisingly not the fault of M. Night Shyamalan. Aside from being a horribly mediocre SciFi film, there's also the case of presumed ChurchOfHappyology symbolism and Creator/WillSmith desperately trying to push his son towards fame.
* Most films with Creator/NicolasCage, especially since the TurnOfTheMillennium, such as ''Film/GhostRider'' and ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'', due to his [[LargeHam hilariously over-the-top performances]].
* '''Anything''' by Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, due to containing loads of pop-culture references that tend to make the movies dated, as well as being {{shallow|parody}} and {{narrow parod|y}}ies of the movies they are spoofing.
* German director '''[[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093051/ Uwe Boll]]''' is very widely mocked for [[VideoGameMoviesSuck his adaptations of popular video games into movies]]. There's a reason why his page is a member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub, among many other things that we will not discuss here.
* Any [[TheMockbuster mockbuster]] is bound to get this in spades. In almost all cases, the bare minimum amount of effort is put into these films to capitalize on the success of the movie being ripped off, with bad animation (CG and otherwise) and worse writing at every turn.
* Creator/RobSchneider was a popular comedic actor in the late 90's and early 2000's, but now he's far more remembered as the butt of a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' joke (Rob Schneider is… A CARROT! Rated PG-13) than for any of his movies, almost all of which are rotten on Website/RottenTomatoes. Special mention goes to ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'', a movie where Schneider voices a twerking polar bear.
%% * Almost any film that was ever covered on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', but perhaps most especially ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' and ''Film/{{Pumaman}}''.
* The film ''Film/GodsNotDead'', mainly because the atheist professor who maintains God's non-existence is played by [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys the son of Zeus himself]], Creator/KevinSorbo.
** Its success helped many {{Glurge}}-heavy "Christploitation" films to hit theaters, most by ''God's Not Dead'' production company Creator/PureFlixEntertainment. Creator/BradJones sure knows how these religious films can provide snark, dedicating Webvideo/MidnightScreenings and Webvideo/TheCinemaSnob episodes to productions such as ''Old Fashioned'' and ''War Room''.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is considered this internationally, mostly for how much AmericaSavesTheDay is present. In fact, most if not all of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films, with some getting NarmCharm appreciation (''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', ''Film/{{Stargate}}'') and others just plain snark (''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'').
* UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward founder John Wilson wrote ''[[https://genius.com/Razzie-awards-the-official-razzie-movie-guide-enjoying-the-best-of-hollywoods-worst-annotated The Official Razzie Movie Guide]]'' to highlight 100 movies he felt ripe for this. It ranges from SoBadItsGood (past Razzie winners such as ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' and ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''), NarmCharm (''Film/TheTenCommandments'', which Wilson describes as “beloved by many, and taken way too seriously by most”), and downright {{Narm}}, preferrably with {{Melodrama}} attached (''Film/TheOscar'').
* Universal Studios' Film/DarkUniverse has gotten this in spades. First, late into its production, they decided to retool ''Film/DraculaUntold'' into the first entry into this shared universe of monsters. When that movie flopped, the studio decided instead to have ''Film/{{The Mummy|2017}}'' be the first entry into this world. They even announced (complete with a large cast photo) entries with Creator/JavierBardem as Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'s monster and Creator/JohnnyDepp as Literature/TheInvisibleMan, at which point ''The Mummy'' was released to horrible reviews and lower-than-expected box office, which means this entire series of movies might never be made.
** ''The Mummy'' opens with the "Dark Universe" getting its own special logo, complete with theme music by Music/DannyElfman. To slap a logo onto the first film of a franchise [[StillbornFranchise that looks like it will never be made]] has been reportedly met by [[{{Narm}} wide laughter]] at screenings.
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[[folder:Literature]]
%% * ''Literature/AnitaBlake'':
%% ** One Website/YouTube user has even taken to making [[http://www.youtube.com/user/minaminokyoko#grid/user/DB6BE820E1E84CFC Anita Blake in 5 Seconds]] videos.
%% ** [[http://eternaleve.wordpress.com/ There's now a blog reviewing the series, each book, chapter by chapter, generally raging about it.]]
%% * ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', just take a look at the [[Quotes/AtlasShrugged quotes]] in this very site.
%% * ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' has become this in recent years after the popularity has waned, with several blogs and online communities being devoted to it.
%% * According to many ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' fans, ''Literature/CycleOfHatred''.
* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. It seems that a less-than-shiny book assembled from moldy pieces of cryptohistory is ''not'' going to be any less of a target if advertised as a daring innovative idea and (whispering) maybe even a ''really'' relevant theory.
** The fact that it holds the [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14006782 record]] for the most frequently donated book gives way to a lot of Snark Bait.
* ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'' is possibly the worst fantasy short story ever written ''ever''. Terrible in the extreme, only readable with the help of the [=MST3K=] crew heckling it... yet somehow, impossible not to read (at least once). In places, it has become tradition to stage competitions of how much people could read with a straight face and expressive voice. Three quarters of a page is considered doing extremely well.
* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' in general for its poor writing, overall smutty tone and increasingly bizarre metaphors, especially the part where Ana describes Christian's penis as "my very own Christian Grey-flavoured popsicle", as well as its origin as a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfiction. The series has been parodied numerous times, e.g. by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzS8ANZBRNo Jimmy Fallon]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qZLrC7Ot4 barelypolitical]]. It's also attracted [[http://redlemonade.blogspot.co.uk/p/fifty-shades-of-tedious-fuckery.html snarky recaps]], [[https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/340987215 even snarkier reviews]] and [[https://mortalfollyblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/fifty-shades-of-grey-review-or-why-i-hate-fifty-shades-of-grey/ general rants]].
* Creator/ChristopherPaolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is one of the biggest examples, primarily due to accusations of being unoriginal. With all the crap Paolini gets, you have to feel a little sorry for the guy when you learn he started writing the series when he was only sixteen years old. It probably started out as some sort of fan-fiction-y amalgam of all his favorite fantasy series. Of course, said pity may dissolve completely with the knowledge that he ''published'' it when he was over twenty-one -- and it still looks very much like a sixteen-year-old wrote it (with the help of a thesaurus).
* Though not even remotely popular, the ''Literature/MaradoniaSaga'' has become famous for being made of 100% pure [[EpicFail fail]]. It's not just derivative, it literally plagiarizes ''from Literature/TheBible'', has Random words Capitalized for no Reason, ''random italics'', and 'quotes' where none should 'be'. [[http://impishidea.com/tag/Maradonia-%28series%29/ Impishidea.com]] has sporkings and a drinking game, though it would be better to avoid the game if you don't want to die of alcohol poisoning and/or acute liver failure. The enormous [[SmallNameBigEgo ego]] of the author is the subject of as much, if not more, snark than the books themselves. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H00bPr3ExU SwankiVY]] sums the whole thing up nicely.
* Tyra Banks wrote a fantasy novel about models. No, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100637-Tyra-Banks-Fancies-Herself-the-Next-J-R-R-Tolkien really]]. Three of them, even. The trilogy is titled ''Literature/{{Modelland}}'', and ends up practically snarking itself. For example, SM-ize is an actual word that is seriously used.
* Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/PaladinOfShadows'' series, although it seems to be something of a StealthParody. Proven by the fact that he links to most of these reviews and will usually write letters not only supporting many of their accusations, but pointing out inconsistencies and logical failures they missed. Such as the main character would have died about 6 pages into the first book. He called it his Dark Fic. People liked it so he published it and made a shit load of money. Here is a [[http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html review]], which gave us the "OH JOHN RINGO NO" meme.
%% * The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series is a particularly big magnet. There are many websites and forums that mock passages from the books.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' for a sizable fraction of those following it, due to its many [[ThirtySuePileup unrealistically-perfect characters]] and UnfortunateImplications, particularly the nature of Bella and Edward's [[RomanticizedAbuse relationship]], as well as its depiction of vampires as sparkling teenagers. The latter in particular is a popular target for YourVampiresSuck jokes.
* As far as Creator/MarkTwain was concerned, the entire body of Creator/JamesFenimoreCooper's work, and especially ''Literature/TheDeerslayer''. This resulted in "Literature/FenimoreCoopersLiteraryOffences", a hilarious TakeThat and early example of what [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary we call]] BooksOnTrope.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%% * ''Series/AmericanIdol'' has the "Vote for the Worst", er... party.
* ''Series/AncientAliens'' for anyone possessing a basic knowledge of history, biology, mythology, physics, astronomy...or anything at all really.
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' counts because during the 1990's, anti-Barney humor was extremely popular during the show's peak (its article on Wiki/TheOtherWiki is roughly as long as the show itself). In parodies, the simplicity of the show is exaggerated to show that its viewers are stupid.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has gotten hit hard with this, be it due to accusations of SeasonalRot, the portrayal of nerd culture which many see as insulting or just plain wrong, or simple ItsPopularNowItSucks reactions.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' had an InUniverse example called Kickpuncher, which the main characters watch entirely for the purpose of making fun of it.
* Because of SeasonalRot, a large section of the fandom of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' (including most of the comments posted to Website/TelevisionWithoutPity) have continued watching the show simply to snark at it, simply because of how far down in quality the show has declined since the beginning.
* ''[[Creator/CartoonNetwork CN]] [[NetworkDecay Real]]''. There's a reason why we had to merge it with the original Cartoon Network page.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchises are incredibly formulaic, so much of it, technologically and procedurally wrong, plus you can spot the murderer (always murder) in the first 10-15 minutes: [[spoiler: There will be a background character who get 10 seconds of front of stage exposure, for no apparent reason. Did someone walk up to the lead (Horatio/Mac/Gill) and offer help for no apparent reason? Was a line said by an assistant to the chief suspect when they could have said it? Is someone pointed out for no reason - "I was fishing with Steve all day", cue Steve waving from the background? It's them.]]
* ''{{Series/Dexter}}'' has definitely become this as of Season 8. Particular complaints include the poor pacing, massive and frustrating use of the IdiotBall, lack of a truly epic conclusion, and worst of all, the overuse of voice-over to inform the audience on what they already know. It'd actually be harder to find any positive discussion about the show now.
%% * In the UK, few annual events are more fun than gathering around a TV with your friends and/or family to watch and make jokes about the ''Series/EurovisionSongContest''. Try it; a great time will be had by all.
%% ** In Spain even the ''commentator'' does this.
%% ** The Spanish are mere amateurs compared to the ultimate ''master'' at sarcastic/sardonic Eurovision commentary, the formerly Irish/presently British Sir Terry Wogan. His commentary has been so vitriolic at times that some countries have ''threatened to ban him from entry into their country''. For snarking on their Eurovision entry/-ies to the extent he does. Wogan's sucessor Graham Norton does this also, as does Australian host Julia Zemiro.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the InUniverse example of ''Origins of the Universe'' by Oolon Colluphid, which the Fourth Doctor in "Destiny of the Daleks" is reading purely to mock.
* ''Series/FullHouse'' is a poster child for TastesLikeDiabetes, to the point where overly sappy moments are sometimes called "Full House Moments".
%% * ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' became this for its extensive use of the IdiotBall to keep those with a StoryBreakerPower under control, among other reasons
%% * ''Series/JerseyShore'' for the vast majority of viewers.
* In the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fandom (and to a lesser extent, in other toku fandoms as well), the fansubbing group TV Nihon will often elicit this response, mainly due to their refusal to translate some words, often providing translator's notes akin to the [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[Manga/DeathNote All According to Keikaku (TL: "Keikaku" means plan)]]. One notable example is the Youtube series Tokusins[[note]]a tokusatsu-themed version of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins''[[/note]], which will often sin anything that's fansubbed for being subbed by TV Nihon. Not helping things is that there's a few series where TV Nihon is the only option for fansubs.
%% * ''Series/MobWives''
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (and its related {{fanfic}}-mocking technique) popularized snark baiting (and pretty much invented the AlternateDVDCommentary community).
%% * ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' has this, with people claiming Oprah will or already has her own religion.
%% * ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' for a plotline that features exactly what it says on the tin.
%% * ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' had headed down that road.
%% * ''Series/{{Smash}}'' is quickly becoming this.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Many watch the show just to see what bizarre plots Kurt Sutter will come up with next. There is much debate over it. A RunningGag is that Jax often says he will 'get to the bottom of things' but either takes a long time to or never does.
* ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' became this for many viewers due to its unlikable characters, bizarre {{plot twist}}s, shock value-dependent writing, and IndecisiveParody nature.
%% * The short-lived Creator/DiscoveryChannel show ''Smash Lab'' was this for a lot of ''Series/MythBusters'' fans.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': During its (frankly surprising) 11-year-run, it was Website/TelevisionWithoutPity's punching bag because of its sheer {{narm}}ness, over-saccharine tone, bad acting and writing, terrible plots, extreme {{melodrama}} (even for melodrama's sake), and its oversimplification and over-praising of Christian values. After a while, however, the recappers basically vomited at the sight of the show.
%% * Pretty much any live action sitcom on Creator/DisneyChannel.
%% * Pretty much any show on Creator/{{E}}.
%% * News channels that cater to the political party opposite of yours.
%% ** There is also a sizable base of people who enjoy snarking at ''all'' news pundit shows regardless of the pundits' political slant. DontShootTheMessage tends to come into play here.
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[[folder:Music]]
* An excessive use of the pitch correcting software AutoTune turns anything into an instant Snark Bait, because it makes the singer sound like a robot.
* Music/ChrisBrown is widely mocked for quite a few reasons, like beating up Music/{{Rihanna}}, lyrics that are often misogynistic ("These hoes ain't loyal!") and lazy ("You remind of me of something, but I don't know what it is..."), and the fact that his early material such as "Kiss Kiss" has not stood well.
%% * And of course, even UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} hates Music/{{Creed}}.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Music/JethroTull on "A Passion Play":
--->''Tell us, is it you who are here''
--->''For our good cheer?''
--->''Or are we here for the glory''
--->''For the story''
--->''For the gory satisfaction of telling you how absolutely awful you really are?''
* Music/IggyAzalea, for being a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white Australian chick pretending to be a black gangsta]]. This is why Music/AzaeliaBanks coined the nickname "Igloo Australia", and it stuck forever onto Iggy.
* Music/JustinBieber is major Snark Bait for his PeripheryHatedom (interestingly, much of this is AstroTurf). It isn't possible to go onto any metal video on Youtube without comments saying that the only people who dislike the video are Bieber fans.
** The standard of heartthrob for many pre-teens to just teenagers is enough to get anyone's dislike especially when you go from looking like a girl to a shirtless douche through the evolution of your career.
** His ability to be egocentric in basically every exposure to the public. One of his most notorious incidences was visiting the [[UnacceptableTargets Anne Frank]] House and writing in the guest log [[DudeNotFunny "Hopefully she would have been a belieber".]]
** Bieber's hate started to die down a bit after his massive CareerResurrection in 2015.
%% * Music/DrowningPool: "Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the..." ({{beat}}) '''[[SuddenlyShouting FLOOR!!!]]'''
* Music/KanyeWest has managed to put himself into this category, first by "George Bush doesn't care about black people," then by his now memetic interruption of Music/TaylorSwift 's award acceptance speech, then his increasing megalomania, misogynist lyrics and his relationship with fellow Snark Bait Creator/KimKardashian. A long time debate is whether or not it was [[TheGadfly intentional]], since on actual releases and rare interviews, Kanye has proven himself quite a clever person and skilled songwriter, in contrast with his usual shenanigans.
* Music/KidzBop for its bastardizations of pop songs sung by kids.
* The later career of Music/{{Madonna}}, mostly for [[WereStillRelevantDammit trying too hard to stay relevant]].
* ''I Hate Your Blog'' by MC [=FrontALot=] is this trope's unofficial theme song. The tale of a man who repeatedly posts flame comments on an "incredibly terrible" blog telling the blogger to get off the Internet, then complains with equal volume when the blog isn't updated for a while.
* Subverted by Music/{{Metallica}}. The band was definitely this from the release of ''Load'' through, strangely, the release of ''St. Anger''. It isn't that ''St. Anger'' was a good album. It was just so bad that [[VindicatedByHistory it made people re-listen to the Load records and realize, "For bluesy hard rock records, these really aren't so bad"]]. ''Death Magnetic'', meanwhile, returned the band to relevance among the metal community. However, [[HateDumb some metal fans still despise the band for releasing everything after]] ''...And Justice For All''. [[CanonDiscontinuity Lulu did not help matters, despite not even being a proper Metallica album in the first place, but a collaboration album with them and]] Music/LouReed.
** Metallica still gets a ton of snark for Lars Ulrich's crusade against Napster and music piracy in general (to the point that some legal, paid music streaming services such as Deezer don't even carry their official discography, instead having to rely on live bootlegs).
* Music/{{Nickelback}} is the ultimate snark bait band, mostly due to their sheer mediocrity and total lack of innovation. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Chad Kroeger has funny hair]] [[{{Yarling}} and one hell of a weird voice.]]
* Music/NickiMinaj due to her music not only being reviled by anybody born before the turn of the millenium, but also for her rather strange outbursts and questionable dress sense.
* Music/OneDirection: They're [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock yet]] [[Music/BackstreetBoys another]] [[Music/JonasBrothers Boy]] [[Music/TheWanted Band]] singing SillyLoveSongs with large amounts of HoYay between the members, so this was inevitable. Then they became popular worldwide, so the snark bait spread globally as well.
** Also their ''Series/TheXFactor'' performance of "Kids in America" was in the United Kingdom.
** On a smaller scale, there's Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer, which is pretty much pegged as a case of FollowTheLeader with relation to [=1D=].
* ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2006/aug/11/popandrock.shopping8 reviewed]] Creator/ParisHilton's SelfTitledAlbum thusly:
-->Lest one carp, Hilton has been quick to point out that singing is a vocation for which she is eminently skilled. "I know music," she reassured the Sunday Times children's section. "I hear it every single day." [...] While this obviously gives Hilton a massive advantage over those who have never heard any music and thus believe it to be a variety of cheese, there remains the nagging suspicion that this might not represent sufficient qualification for a career as a singer, in much the same way as knowing what a child is does not fully equip you for a career as a consultant paediatrician.
** Paris Hilton herself is Snark Bait due to her lifestyle, behavior, and (at one time) constant appearances in the tabloids.
%% * Music/{{Psy}} quickly became this after "Gangnam Style" started to lose popularity.
%% * Rebecca Black's Music/{{Friday}}.
* Music/RKelly's Music/TrappedInTheCloset. It was so over the top [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] that it became the source of so much parody and a result more and more people watched it so they could join in on the mocking.
* Music/SmashMouth is widely mocked for being a washed-up band [[WereStillRelevantDammit trying to be relevant]], the "bread incident" at a music festival, their lead singer's resemblance to TV chef Guy Fieri, and their song "All Star" being used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
* Music/TaylorSwift, who seemingly built a career on unfair breakup songs.
* Music/TokioHotel is one, even if that faded together with the band's success. Especially true for their own home country during the height of their fame, mostly for the lead singer's androgynous looks, their rabid fangirls and the very idea of then-15-year-olds posing as edgy naughty rock stars despite their actually very vanilla music.
%% * Most Disney acts like Music/MileyCyrus and the Music/JonasBrothers are also common victims.
%% * Modern PopMusic as a whole has become Snark Bait ever since the internet started becoming more widespread.
%% * PopPunk became Snark Bait to the punk community once the "second wave" became mainstream popular. Bands that bear the full brunt of derision include Music/GreenDay, Music/{{Blink182}}, Music/SimplePlan, and Music/GoodCharlotte.
* {{Vaporwave}} is seen by some to be boring, pretentious, hipster crap. So naturally it became this pretty quickly. That it has its roots partially in Website/{{Tumblr}} [[AcceptableTargets doesn't help]].
* Since their shift to adult contemporary (dating at most as far back as the power-ballad-laden ''New Jersey''), Music/BonJovi is viewed by many rock fans this way.
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[[folder:Newspapers]]
* Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on [[http://www.nypress.com/flex-10-armond-white.html The New York Press Website]] and [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/ Rotten Tomatoes]], constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at Website/RottenTomatoes - he will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable [[CommanderContrarian contrarian]], and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity gain attention for himself]] (Creator/RogerEbert even called him a {{Troll}}). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.
** Remember that Roger Ebert initially defended White, pointing out that not only is there nothing wrong with challenging consensus position, but White even agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time which he considered to be ideal. The biggest problem most people have with White is that the reasons he gives often go above and beyond Epic Fail - to the point that people question whether or not he actually saw the movies he reviewed. For example, [[http://www.nypress.com/article-21903-twisted-tale.html he complained about the length of Rapunzel's hair]] in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' and comments that her hair never becomes a problem for her, which is flat out ''wrong'' (in the ''opening song,'' for example, she laments the length of time she has to spend brushing it, and later it gets snagged on a branch while she's trying to run). Then in his infamous ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' review, he called Hamm the pig a villain, even though he's a good guy who spends much of the movie imprisoned with them!
** White has never, ever given a single Creator/StevenSpielberg film a bad review, even calling films like ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'' a "classic", and going overboard in his effusive praise of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Even his praise of Spielberg's ''good'' movies somehow go ''way'' over the top.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* After 1994-96 American Wrestling Federation and "The New Generation" WWF were done, the twilight years of Wrestling/{{WCW}} became ''the'' snark bait for wrestling fans for its nonsensical storyline and constant burying of younger talent, along with a bunch of other problems. After they closed down, fans stuck to ribbing on some of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s sillier angles for a while. Wrestling/{{TNA}} didn't really succeed WCW in this role (despite willingly employing Wrestling/VinceRusso for as long as they did) until Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff took over and turned the place into "WCW-lite", and eventually the fans got sick of making fun of that since they had seen it already and went back to ribbing on WWEPG. These days it's still WWEPG in regards to storylines, but the fans still remember TNA still exists like to riff on the company's terrible business decisions, PR decisions, and general incompetence, with many comparison's to late WCW and ECW.
%% * Other popular targets include Kodo Fuyuki's stint as Wrestling/{{FMW}}'s booker, WCW Thunder and The entirety of Dragon Door Project.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
%%* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', which has become an InternetBackdraft of its own.
%%Please do not try to force a stance in either direction on this entry. Thank you.%%
* See the bit about ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' above? Now you can experience it on Tabletop, courtesy of ''TabletopGame/MonsterHearts''. Its tagline is "A story game about the messy lives of teenage monsters".
-->'''Turn Someone On'''
-->When you turn someone on, roll with Hot[[note]]This is an actual ''stat'', in the same vein as CHA or SAN[[/note]]. On a 10 up, take a String against them.
-->On a 7-9, they choose one: give themselves to you, promise something they think you want, give you a String against them.
** Also it's an ''TabletopGame/ApocalypseWorld'' hack.
* To a sizeable number of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' players, Matt Ward and anything he writes is prime Snark Bait. Seriously, just look at [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Matt_Ward his 1d4chan page]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', which gained infamy when gamers discovered just how [[SoBadItsGood hilariously broken it is.]]
* ''Franchise/CallOfDuty''. Ever since ''Modern Warfare'', the franchise suffers heavily from HypeBacklash due to its popularity; as a result, there are people who make fun of its [[RealIsBrown cinematic hyperrealism]] and how it appeals to the rowdy "dudebro" demographic as well as [[PeripheryDemographic pottymouthed kids and teens]] attracted by the violence. Related memes, such as Major League Gaming along with ProductPlacement for Doritos and Mountain Dew, are frequently mentioned and used when making fun of the series. [[https://www.wattpad.com/134798382-mountain-dew-and-doritos-an-epic-mlg-tale-swear-on An example.]] ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' in particular has become the as the laughing stock of the franchise for its lack of gameplay innovation and the decision to move its setting into outer space, which is seen as an indicator the franchise has ran out of ideas.
* Obscure educational game Videogame/CaptainNovolin attracts a lot of snark for its concept alone. You play a superhero whose gimmick is diabetes. Not as in he can cure diabetes or gives his enemies diabetes, his thing is ''suffering from diabetes''. Add to that the enemies are giant sugary foods that can make him ill just by touching them and you have to wonder what they were thinking.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' is often mocked by fans of other RhythmGame players for its extraordinarily loose window for obtaining Perfects, making it easier to get perfect scores than in most other rhythm games. While the "TP" system and the splitting of the Perfect judgement into the stricter "color Perfect" and lesser "black Perfect" exists to counteract this, nobody really notices and people still continue to crack jokes about how ItsEasySoItSucks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. As with ''Big Rigs'', the game was very clearly an ObviousBeta. But that was nothing compared to the HypeBacklash creator Creator/JohnRomero got for the game's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Daikatana_ad_-_John_Romero_is_about_to_make_you_his_bitch_-_Suck_it_down.jpg marketing campaign]] and constant [[ScheduleSlip delays]][[note]]it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000[[/note]]. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than awesome would've guaranteed that the game would become Snark Bait for years to come.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''. The game's notorious fourteen year development made it Snark Bait before it was even released. And, when it finally did come out, it was mostly a SoOkayItsAverage shooter with dated pop culture references, a boring protagonist, and none of the charm that made the original VideoGame/DukeNukem3D a success.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' gets a lot of this for what its detractors see as an IdiotPlot and awful, awful characterization of Samus.
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', the script more so than the actual gameplay. "You were almost a Jill Sandwich" anyone? What about a gun that's "good against living things"? or "master of unlocking". Don't forget "Wow! What a mansion!", especially with the FridgeBrilliance of [[spoiler: Wesker]]'s role later in the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' gets this from a lot of people who view it as a poor man's ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' or ''VideoGame/EverQuest''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. Bugged out the ass, poor writing, bad acting, everything about the realistic human / FunnyAnimal romance... [[LetsPlay Video commentaries]] of this game exist for this reason and this reason only.
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, mainly for the fact that it tries to be as dark and edgy as possible without getting the T rating. Between this and the aforementioned game, the whole series fell into Snark Bait until ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and/or ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' [[PopularityPolynomial redeemed the series in the public eye]].
** And then the series went straight back into this with ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'', another buggy and glitchy mess put out by Sega on the UsefulNotes/WiiU.
** The level designs in Sonic games developed by Creator/{{Dimps}} such as the ''VideoGame/SonicRushSeries'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' have become this for some fans over the years for their abuse of speed boosters, bottomless pits and general lack of any real danger or challenge.
** A good chunk of the UsefulNotes/GameGear spinoffs are this. Common picks include ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth'' for its anti-Sonic gameplay, the ''VideoGame/SonicDrift'' games for putting Sonic in a car, and the [[VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol Tails]] [[VideoGame/TailsAdventure spinoffs]].
* This trope most likely accounts for the ''entirety'' of UsefulNotes/PhilipsCDi systems that were purchased at any time during the past ten years, with the games based on [[VideoGame/HotelMario Nintendo's]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames properties]] accentuating this.
* Creator/PeterMolyneux and many of his [[VideoGame/BlackAndWhite more]], [[Franchise/{{Fable}} recent]], [[Videogame/{{Godus}} games]]. His habit of [[HypeBacklash overhyping games that turn out to be buggy and mediocre]] has turned his named into a punchline for lying game developers. It didn't help that he would constantly feign CreatorBacklash and refusing to break old habits change his marketing strategy has made him a favorite source of mockery for video game comedians like Jim Sterling and Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw.
* The Unity engine. While there are some fantastic games out there that used it, such as ''VideoGame/{{Hearthstone}}'', it has come to be associated with incompetent game developers who use the free version of Unity assets as a means to make low-quality games cobbled together haphazardly and stuck on the Steam Storefront for a quick buck. As a result, people purchase these garbage games, and see that the free version of Unity displays the "Made with Unity" logo in the opening sequence, and over time, Unity has come to be associated with absolutely atrocious games that had zero effort put into them, and thus any game shown to have been made with Unity in its opening is automatically a target for snark, no matter how good the game in question may be.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A general rule amongst regulars of ImageBoards is that nearly any ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel'' comic ever made can be made up to 500% funnier by either removing the second and third panels, or replacing the fourth panel with the fourth panel from the [[SuddenDownerEnding infamous Loss strip]]. Likewise, this is often done in reverse to other comics by [[WallOfText padding the dialogue out into enormous balloons]] by meticulously explaining every single detail, [[DontExplainTheJoke including the joke]], and manipulating all the characters' faces into the same [[DullSurprise bland expression]] used by Buckley in his comics.
%% * Most of the "fanbase" for Creator/DavidGonterman is based on this.
%% * This trope is so prevalent in regards to ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' that sometimes you have to wonder if most of the fanbase is just reading it to make fun of it.
%% ** ''[[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7694104 Just take a look.]]'' Discounting the current thread, there are 1294 pages, averaging slightly less than 30 posts a page. Most of the major forums are now dominated by people who are in it just for the snark.
* There are a lot of people who seemingly read ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' in order to bash on the creator suffering from TheChrisCarterEffect and a massive KudzuPlot, as well as mock the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom. Just read the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Webcomic&target_title=ElGoonishShive reviews]] if you you fail to believe.
%% * Many people only read ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'' for this reason. A site that collects rewrites of the various arcs can be found [[http://kate-comics.tumblr.com/ here.]]
%% * ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' is prone to this. Remix comics are [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=1287 very]] [[http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?s=0f99a537c4c0208e3471ef22eb96fa25&showtopic=1736949 popular.]]
%% * Quite possibly the only reason why anyone would willingly read ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''.
%% * A double team of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' and ''Webcomic/AbstractGender'' is the perfect bait for snarking, especially from ''Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad'' and the ''Bad Comics Wiki''. [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/The_Wotch Here's the BCW review of the Wotch for starters...]]
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' attracts a lot of this due to its StylisticSuck art and ''slightly'' odd writing (but extreme popularity). The [[http://xkcdsucks.blogspot.com/ xkcd sucks blog]] popularized this, though [[PoesLaw it's hard to tell if he actually hates it]] or if [[AccentuateTheNegative he just thinks ranting about it is funny]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a really, ''really'' big fandom. And it's.. sort of a CloudCuckooLand with everything from NauseaFuel, NightmareFuel, and even stuff that's just weird. So a lot of places- [=YouTube=] for one- will often scoff one for being a "Homestuck". It gets a lot of mockery all over the Internet by those out of the fandom, and some of it is more than justified. However, in a really strange example of this trope gone a little bit wonky, some people seem legitimately scared of Homestuck Fans, to the point some people regard them as the "Most Terrifying Fandom" on The Internet, specifically Tumblr.
** Then again, it ''is'' a meme in the fandom that Homestuck is absolutely terrible and even the fans hate it, so it's hard to tell who genuinely hates it and who's just playing along with the joke.
* Webcomic artist Adam Ellis does have his fans, but you're far more likely to find someone who considers him this, simply because of his tendency to [[OnlySixFaces use almost identical faces]] [[https://i.redd.it/4aqfs5skf0az.jpg as shown here]], and to a lesser extent, his tendency to cut and paste most of his comics, [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/279/514/203.png as shown here]]! While he's not the only one to use LetsSeeYOUDoBetter as a response to criticism, he does so in such a high and mighty tone[[note]]he'll specifically tell any other artists criticizing him to "focus on your $5 Deviantart commissions"[[/note]] that he becomes this even for people who don't complain about his artwork.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
%% * Due to the criticism the show attracts, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer is subject to many jokes, rants, and comments from online personas such as the folks of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, and various parodies such as the Save-State Gamer and WebVideo/ThirdRateGamer.
* Anything by [[Creator/TheKingOfHate Dark Syde Phil]]: His LetsPlay videos are painful to watch, but his general incompetence and bizarre behavior has spawned dozens of "Let's Endure" and "Let's React" videos riffing on the highlights.
* While it definitely has its moments, ''WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow'' has grown infamous for egregiously [[CriticalResearchFailure/GameTheoryWebShow getting facts wrong]] and ignoring canon, among many other reasons. Many watch it because they want to see whatever ridiculousness [=MatPat=] will conjure next.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ClutchCargo'' is probably the UrExample. This series was mocked for its ''extremely'' shoddy animation (namely the usage of SynchroVox) and {{Narm}}-tastic writing long before the show gained the amount of infamy it does nowadays.
%% * ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', anybody? It's a show everybody loves to hate that's been memed to death. Videos of [[Website/GoAnimate Caillou getting grounded for dumb reasons]] are very popular on Website/YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': The animation's atrocious, every character is bland or unlikable, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hxIi8j3QR0 it overuses the whip-crack sound effect]], and it shamelessly rips off ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and many other cartoons. Many watch it ''because'' they like to make fun of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'': A poorly animated cartoon done in {{Animesque}} style starring a [[OccidentalOtaku Weeaboo]] manga-fan-artist in a SliceOfLife style series. Reeks of ShallowParody and SelfInsertFic. Even before the first episode had aired in English it was a massive snark bait.
* [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash Animation]] as a whole is this for some people due to its somewhat unfair reputation of being the animation source of many largely-disliked cartoons. Truthfully though, there have been some well-received Flash shows over the years. It's just that if one is uncaring or has budget issues, the result can be horrendous. [[SturgeonsLaw Unfortunately, the poorly made ones are more common]], giving Flash its bad Internet reputation.
%% * Many of the MerchandiseDriven cartoons of the Eighties and early Nineties have become this in recent years. Included are practically all American cartoons based on Nintendo games, such as ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''.
%% -->'''Link:''' [[WellExcuseMePrincess "Well, EXCUUUSE me, Princess!"]]
%% * Many cartoons that were ripped apart by WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter puts them in this place, but modern pre-sequel ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', post revival ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' each earn a gold medal.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is full of in-universe examples, most of which are parodies of B-horror films. In one episode, Mordecai gets tickets for "Love-Bot 2" just because the first one was such a bad movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': The show is treated as a joke among animation and extreme sports fans for representing every dated gimmick of the 90s [[TotallyRadical "xtreme revolution"]] from its random words cutaways to everyone using surfer slang.
* Numerous modern-day reboots such as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'', and ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016'' are all widely derided due to how much they detract from their [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans original]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls source]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 materials]]. To the point where finding somebody that ''doesn't'' have anything bad to say about either one can prove to be quite a challenge.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', all of which were once beloved cartoon shows, have found themselves the target of mockery due to the fact that all four of them have suffered from severe amounts of SeasonalRot and the characters from each respective show being {{flanderized}} to bejesus-and-back. In the case of ''Family Guy'', it might've been snark bait even before the show was UnCancelled, but it's safe to say that it was nowhere near as bad as it is now. ''[=SpongeBob=]'' managed to WinBackTheCrowd and the seasons after escape this treatment, though.
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