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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, 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 [[ViewersAreMorons 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 TreacherousAdvisor, 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 often displays some of the following tropes:
* AnachronismStew
* {{Camp}}
* ClicheStorm
* DeadHorseGenre
* DiscreditedTrope
* {{Glurge}}
* HollywoodStyle
* IdiotPlot
* FollowTheLeader
* MagicalComputer
* MarySue
* {{Narm}}

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.
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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 "Head On" 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''?
* 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 [[WorldWarII the 1940's]] and [[TheFifties 50's]] weren't considered SnarkBait 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:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/ApocalypseZero'', ''MDGeist'', ''{{Genocyber}}'' (to a certain degree), the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie, ''Anime/CyberneticsGuardian'', ''CyberCityOedo808''... a lot of old ultra-violent anime series or direct-to-video releases in general tend to have this going on.
* ''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/{{Naruto}}''.
** And the shipping fandoms for both of the above. The ShipToShipCombat and the fans involved have become pure jokes to those not involved.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' was popular enough that [[BrokenBase many viewers enjoyed it for extremely different reasons]]. One of the factions was made up of a "trainwreck" following, especially during the run of its second season and the later stages of the first. Most of those folks watched it to see the show [[SerialEscalation top its own over-the-top-ness]], to pick apart the increasingly bizarre plot, and to laugh at the {{Narm}}.
* ''GuiltyCrown'' ended up, surprisingly enough, developing a proportionally greater "trainwreck" following than ''Anime/CodeGeass'' despite not being quite as popular overall, as a result of the show having dull or unsympathetic characters, similarly bad twists, an obsession with rape or even more bizarre fetishes and perhaps equal or greater {{Narm}} fodder. There's not even a BrokenBase this time around.
* 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 ''MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''[[note]]ironically the preceding ''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]], ''MobileSuitGundam00''[[note]]the only debate is ''when'' exactly did it [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]]: during the ''MobileSuitZetaGundam'' clone that was season two or when the [[GameBreaker GN-Xs]] showed up in season one[[/note]] and ''MobileSuitGundamAGE''[[note]]mostly around the Third Age, but partly at the beginning due to the series' ArtStyleDissonance[[/note]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' can be considered as this due to the fact that 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/MahoukaKoukouNoRettousei'', due to its nonsensical setting and plot, shallow characters, questionable content, massive political incorrectness, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking brother sister incest]].
* ''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).
* 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]].
* ''SwordArtOnline''. The first half of the series 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 ''XxxHoLic'' Watanuki is an in-universe example due to his {{Keet}} behavior.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is excellent SnarkBait, as evidenced by [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries its abridged series]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Everything done by RobLiefeld and Chuck Austen.
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'': Virtually every other panel has some.
* ''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 horrible 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 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.
* ''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:Fan Fic]]
* ''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 SnarkBait, but both still apply.
* ''FanFic/MyInnerLife'': It certainly doesn't help that she thinks the whole thing is real.
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. The fact that it's a blatant HateFic against 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.
* 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:Film]]
* ''Film/AfterEarth'', this time surprisingly not the fault of its director Creator/MNightShyamalan. 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.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118261/usercomments Asteroid]]'' movie. Probably worth watching - if you have bile deficiency and readily available can of BrainBleach... or 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 SnarkBait on repeated viewings.
* Indie phenomenon ''Film/{{Birdemic}}''.
* ''Film/CoolAsIce'', which can be best described as "''Film/TheRoom'', with Vanilla Ice".
* On a similar note, ''Film/DeathBedTheBedThatEats''. Watch some of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk-BsuKVsio here]].
* Movies such as ''FreedomWriters'' and ''DangerousMinds'' are often parodied because of their predictable SaveOurStudents plots (''Lean on Me'' gets a pass because A: It's MorganFreeman, and B: he inspires students by being a completely unforgiving hard-ass).
* The 2010 horror film ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' (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''.
* The same goes with ''{{Gigli}}'', if only to see the lack of chemistry between then-star couple 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, Annihilation was a trainwreck through and through. Of the original cast only two actors reprized their roles.
* ''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 took a 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''. 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]]

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* The SoBadItsGood CultClassic, ''Film/{{Troll 2}}''. It 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/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.
* Also, 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 cliches, performing {{Race Lift}}s across the board, etc.) that was universally panned by fans and neophytes alike. 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.
* Most films with Creator/NicolasCage, especially Film/GhostRider and the 2006 remake of Film/TheWickerMan.
* '''Anything''' by SeltzerAndFriedberg.
* Two words: '''[[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093051/ Uwe Boll]]'''. There's a reason why his page is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub, among many other things [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment that we will not discuss here]].
* Any [[TheMockbuster mockbuster]] is bound to get this in spades.
* 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.
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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.
* ''Main/BabySittersClub'' has become this in recent years after the popularity has waned, with several blogs and online communities being devoted to it.
* According to many ''{{Warcraft}}'' fans, ''Literature/CycleOfHatred''.
* ''TheDaVinciCode''. It seems that a less-than-shiny book assembled from moldy pieces of cryptohistory is ''not'' going to be less of a target if advertised as a daring innovative idea and (whispering) maybe even ''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, especially the part where Ana describes Christian's penis as "my very own Christian Grey-flavoured popsicle." The series has been parodied numerous times, e.g. by Jimmy Fallon[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imsm9TyI6t0]] and barelypolitical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qZLrC7Ot4]].
* 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 [[BuffySpeak 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, that was nine years ago - and it still looks very much like a sixteen-year-old wrote it (with the help of a thesaurus).
* Though not 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 is writing a fantasy novel about models. No, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100637-Tyra-Banks-Fancies-Herself-the-Next-J-R-R-Tolkien really]].
** The book trilogy in question is titled ''Literature/{{Modelland}}'', and ends up practically snarking itself. For example SM-ize is an actual word. Really.
* 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 ''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.
* As far as MarkTwain was concerned, the entire body of Fenimore Cooper's work, and especially ''Deerslayer''. This resulted in "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.
* ''{{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 ''CriminalMinds'' (including most of the comments posted to 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.
* ''[[Series/{{Big Bang Theory}} Big Bang Theory]]''
* ''[[Series/{{CSI}} CSI]]'' Franchises are incredibly formulaic, so much of it, technologically and procedually 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 ''EurovisionSongContest''. Try it; a great time will be had by all.
** In Spain even the ''commentarist'' 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/FullHouse''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Where do we start? First there are the desperate attempts to be open and diverse which just end up being ''more'' offensive, then we have the clichéd plotlines and SeasonalRot. Not to mention the heavily autotuned cover songs that somehow manage to drain the essence of every classic they can get their hands on. There's a reason why plenty of respectable musicians refuse to have anything to do with this show.
* The extensive use of the IdiotBall to keep those with a StoryBreakerPower under control has pushed ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' to becoming this. Among other reasons.
* ''Series/JerseyShore.''
* ''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.
* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' had headed down that road.
* ''{{Smash}}'' is quickly becoming this.
* 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.
* The short-lived DiscoveryChannel show ''Smash Lab'' was this for a lot of ''Series/MythBusters'' fans.
* ''SeventhHeaven''
* Pretty much any live action sitcom on Creator/DisneyChannel.
* Pretty much any show on {{E}}.
* News channels that cater to the political party opposite to yours, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all there is to say about that.]]
** 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.
* RealityTV in general.
* ''AncientAliens'' for anyone possessing a basic knowledge of history, biology, mythology, physics, astronomy...or anything at all really.
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[[folder:Music]]
* An excessive use of the pitch correcting software AutoTune turns anything into an instant Snark Bait.
* And of course, even {{Jesus}} hates {{Creed}}.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by 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/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. When visiting the [[UnacceptableTargets Anne Frank]] House and writing in the guest log [[DudeNotFunny "Hopefully she would have been a belieber".]]
* ''Music/JustinTimberlake'' has remarkably managed to avert this thanks to a highly successful solo career. Many of his present-day fans don't even realize he was once the head of a [[Music/NSync boy band]] whose notoriety rivaled that of ''Music/JustinBieber'' during the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* KanyeWest has managed to put himself into this category, first 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.
* KidzBop.
* 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, so they are arguably no longer part of this trope.
** Key word being "arguably": [[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.
* {{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.]]
* 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.
* 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.
** Also their ''Series/TheXFactor'' performance of "Kids in America" was in the United Kingdom.
* ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' did a hilarious [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2006/aug/11/popandrock.shopping8 review]] of Paris Hilton's SelfTitledAlbum.
-->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 SnarkBait due to her lifestyle, behavior, and (at one time) constant appearances in the tabloids.
* 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/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 MileyCyrus and the JonasBrothers are also common victims.
* In the heavy metal community, bashing NuMetal bands is a popular pastime. Especially hated bands are {{Slipknot}}, LimpBizkit and LinkinPark.
** The same is also true of nu-metal's SpiritualSuccessor {{Deathcore}}, with the prime targets being Suicide Silence, BringMeTheHorizon, Waking the Cadaver, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and some band that really hates Uno.]]
** Similarly, PowerMetal and MelodicDeathMetal get a lot of ridicule for being perceived to be softer and more accessible than "real" metal.
* Critics have loved to mock ProgressiveRock almost since its inception.
* Modern PopMusic as a whole has become SnarkBait ever since the internet started becoming more widespread.
* PopPunk became SnarkBait 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.
* In general, pretty much any DeadHorseGenre is going to be SnarkBait, period.
* {{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}} doesn't help.
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* The ChurchOfHappyology has its own trope about specific examples for that particulal religion, whose real name we cannot print because doing so in this page would constitute slander.
* Members of the "New Atheism" movement such as the late Creator/ChristopherHitchens tend to see ''all'' religion as an excuse to have a good snark. The Religious also snark back and also at each other.
* Fundamentalists of any religion (especially Christianity and Islam) are often Snark Bait to non-fundamentalist co-religionists.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''FamilyCircus'', thanks to TastesLikeDiabetes and the fact that it ran out of jokes sometime in the '70s. It's spawned several mutations, such as ''DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' and "The [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] Family Circus".
* Erasing Garfield's thought bubbles in ''{{Garfield}}'' strips shows exactly how much of a loser Jon Arbuckle is.
** Or better yet, [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield erasing Garfield entirely.]]
** Or doing...[[Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield whatever this is]].
* There is probably no one left ''anywhere'' who likes ''{{Marmaduke}}'' unironically... except perhaps {{Monk}}.
* Plenty of other strips, due to the influence of TheComicsCurmudgeon, who is the CausticCritic of his chosen medium.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', which has become an InternetBackdraft of its own.
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* See the bit about ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' above? Now you can experience it on Tabletop, courtesy of ''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]]
* ''BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', which gained infamy when gamers discovered just how [[SoBadItsGood hilarious broken it is.]]
* ''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 SoCoolItsAwesome would've guaranteed that the game would become SnarkBait for years to come.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''. The game's notorious fourteen year development made it SnarkBait 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.
* ''MetroidOtherM'' gets a lot of this for what its detractors see as an IdiotPlot and awful, awful characterization of Samus.
* The PlayStation version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', the script moreso 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.
* {{Runescape}} gets this from a lot of people who view it as a poor man's VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft or EverQuest.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. [[LetsPlay Video commentaries]] of this game are 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 SnarkBait until ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and/or ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' [[PopularityPolynomial redeemed the series in the public eye]].
* This trope most likely accounts for the ''entirety'' of {{Philips CD-i}} systems that were purchased at any time during the past ten years.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* A general rule amongst regulars of ImageBoards is that nearly any ''CtrlAltDel'' comic ever made can be made up to 500% funnier by removing the second and third panels. 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'', 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 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 ''{{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]].
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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.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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 ''DextersLab'' and many other cartoons. Many watch it ''because'' they like to make fun of it.
* ''MyLifeMe'': A FlashAnimation cartoon done in {{Animesque}} style starring a [[OccidentalOtaku wapanese]] manga-fan-artist in a SliceOfLife style series. Reeks of ShallowParody, TheyJustDidntCare and SelfInsertFic. Even before the first episode had aired in English it was a massive snark bait.
** FlashAnimation as a whole is this for some people.
* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' is this (mainly in the US) for its {{Narm}}y musical numbers and artistic license.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''[[{{Sequelitis}} 2]]'', 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).
* 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''.
-->"Well, EXCUUUSE me, Princess!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', anybody? It's a show everybody loves to hate that's been memed to death.
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[[folder: Other]]
* Creator/AngelinaJolie for her frequent adoptions and the infamous right leg during the 2012 Oscars.
* 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 RottenTomatoes - his 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 EpicFail - 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.
* Rosie O'Donnell, whose vocal political opinions and weight issues have long been the butt of many jokes.
* SarahJessicaParker, whose alleged resemblance to a horse has become memetic.
* Apple gets this a lot, largely over the pricing of its computers and the perceived "dumbing down" of its operating system. Microsoft fanboys especially make Apple a target of snark, and Apple fanboys are no better (see the Microsoft example below).
* Contemporary Art ''as a whole'', particularly due to TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
* Microsoft's products also get this a lot.
** For example the [[http://youtu.be/V5ENLm0JsQw Zune]][[http://www.cracked.com/funny-1856-mp3-players/ Player]].
** Internet Explorer in in all its variations.
** Their operating systems, particularly ME, Vista, and (to a lesser extent; unlike the other two it actually has its fans) 8.
** [[TheScrappy The Microsoft Office Assistant]], when it's not [[SarcasmFailure too passionately reviled to snark at]].
** The XboxOne. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That is all]].
* [=vBulletin=] 5. Ever since it was shown as a beta product, admin and webmaster forums have been absolutely filled to the brim with discussions on its downfalls and mishaps, as well as those of creator Internet Brands in general. If it's ever brought up in any sort of tech forum, the posts will devolve into repeatedly tearing it to shreds within the space of about five posts.
* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Please leave it at that.]]
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