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->''"We did the rather cruel thing of destroying [[StrawFan a fanboy]]. There was [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing a lot of laughter]] on the set when we finally executed that [[PrecisionFStrike fucker]], I can tell you! Well justified."''
-->-- '''[[http://doctorwho.org.nz/archive/tsv40/andrewcartmel.html Andrew Cartmel]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy}} "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy"]]

Aiming a jab at the audience, usually for being such losers that they'll [[SelfDeprecation waste their time watching/reading/playing this nonsense]], such moral degenerates that they'll [[YouBastard enjoy sleazy pandering to their base impulses]], and/or so dumb they'll pay good money for it. In {{pinball}}s, videogames, and other similar works, this extends to mocking the player's lack of skill.

Not to be confused with ThisLoserIsYou. May overlap with YouBastard. Usually tied up with SelfDeprecation, possibly saying that the creator is a talentless hack who got lucky or is [[CashCowFranchise just in it to squeeze money out of the fans]], but they're too dumb to realise it. Compare with BitingTheHandHumor, where the show mocks their paymasters, such as the network or publishers, as well as how some of these examples [[FridgeLogic attack the very people who are paying for or watching the product.]] May also overlap with EasyModeMockery if a video game makes fun of the player for playing the game on the easiest difficulty setting.

This is usually just a friendly ribbing; it's rare for the creator to actually hate the fans and try to drive them away. However, it is sometimes combined with ArtistDisillusionment. This is sometimes a result of a TrollingCreator. If it goes along with a DearNegativeReader, on the other hand, look out!
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''AxisPowersHetalia'' features personified nations. It pokes fun at each nation and its people. So, if you live in a country represented by a Hetalia character, it has insulted you. [[MST3KMantra Fans don't seem to mind]].
** In one episode of the English dub, the narrator makes fun of the American fans watching, "assuming" that they don't know where Poland is, or that anime fans know nothing about UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}.
* ''The very first line'' of ''{{Manga/Joshiraku}}'''''s'' anime adaption takes a pot shot at people who tend to watch anime for free on the internet.
-->'''Tetora''': [[BreakingTheFourthWall Well, at least we'll have more viewers than we do readers.]]
-->'''Kukuru''': Though most of them will be watching it for free. A shopper who doesn't buy anything is just a window shopper.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' brand, and is one of the most violent and visceral depictions of warfare seen in the entire franchise. The final episode features a fairly pointed TakeThat, which basically says "[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Glad you enjoyed the violence, you sick bastards! Bet you can't wait for the next Gundam show so you can revel in that bloodshed too!]]"
** ''MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' contains one for those who consider Char to be a DracoInLeatherPants. In Episode 4, Audrey meets an elderly bartender who discusses Char's actions during ''MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', and the man states that WellIntentionedExtremist or not, any person who would try to commit genocide in the name of "saving humanity" is still an asshole and ANaziByAnyOtherName.
* In one episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Luna wonders out loud who in their right mind would be interested in watching an anime about Usagi Tsukino. You know, the protagonist of this very series.
* Many parts of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', especially the infamous masturbation scene from ''EndOfEvangelion''. [[ThisLoserIsYou This is even more blatant if you buy the interpretation that Shinji is meant to be a stand-in for the fanboys in the audience]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Superboy-Prime in ''InfiniteCrisis'' & ''CountdownToFinalCrisis'' has been all but a big middle finger to obsessive comic book {{nerd}}s who were constantly complaining about how the DCU was better "before" and how everything should be back like it used to be. In hindsight the first writer, Geoff Johns, actually delivered this message with much greater subtlety than the writers of ''Countdown" who ironically only ended up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard inadvertently showed off how badly the character was being written by them]]. Given that its the same writers and editors who've insisted in bringing back Silver Age concepts and characters while removing and dismissing, if not simply killing off, modern characters they don't like, the irony of them making a character mocking those who complain about change has sadly been lost on them.
** ''Adventure Comics'' took it UpToEleven, while adding some self-aware humor and good-natured LampshadeHanging, due to Geoff writing the character again.
* The very first issue of the {{New 52}}'s ''JusticeLeagueInternational'' has a character calling a bunch of protestors "nothing but a bunch of {{Basement Dweller}}s who spend all day whining on the 'Net. Not a single open-minded one in the bunch."
* In the first ''GreatLakesAvengers'', SquirrelGirl and Grasshopper appear in an offstage prologue. Grasshopper says "The only people reading comics now are overweight thirty-year-olds [[BasementDweller living in their mother's basement]]." SquirrelGirl's sidekick replies in an inset: "Hey, fanboys, don't take that lying down! Write angry letters to {{Marvel}} today!"
* JhonenVasquez is notorious for this, especially when FanDumb is concerned.
* ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}'' spends its last few pages mocking the readers for enjoying the book; given its written by Mark Millar, that's not unexpected.
* ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'': Peter encounters an alternate version of himself who is bespectacled, overweight and talks about how people who buy comics and video games are losers who don't have anything better to do with their lives. This character feels very much like a plug from writer/editor Joe Quesade who's vocal about how he hates comic fans.
* The final issue of James Robinson's cricially-panned ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run had (among other things) [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] state that he didn't care if [[LeaningOnTheFourthwall "the public"]] didn't like his incarnation of the team.
* GrantMorrison's ''FlexMentallo'' takes a shot at readers who think [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks edgy comic books]] are the only kind with any value. The finale of the series has one of the characters claim that only immature adolescents think something being DarkerAndEdgier automatically [[TrueArtIsAngsty makes it better]].
* Similar to Grant, Creator/MarkWaid does something similar in his ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' run. When ThePunisher's new apprentice is cornered by Hornhead, she gives a small rant about how the only people who are actually serious about being heroes are those who've suffered tragedy. DD chews her out and gives a long rant about how he finds this line of thinking disgusting as, while he himself HAS suffered tragedy (in fact, [[IronWoobie probably more tragedy than any other character in comics]]), he finds the idea that doctors, police officers, fire fighters, and heroes who are heroes because they want to do good are somehow not as heroic as he is just plain disrespectful and appalling to think. It's almost definitely an AuthorFilibuster aimed at fans who think the only interesting heroes are the DarkerAndEdgier angsty miserable sort, which is a line of thinking Waid is well known for hating with a passion, but the speech was still pretty awesome and befitting Daredevil's character.
* In ''{{Fungus the Bogeyman}}'', {{Raymond Briggs}} describes comic strips as "A form of entertainment for the simple-minded".
* The last issue of {{Marville}} is basically one big diatribe against the readers, saying that nobody read Marville because they just want to read about super-heroes fighting instead of Bill Jemas' long, inconsistent and [[CriticalResearchFailure factually inaccurate]] ramblings about God and evolution, [[InsaneTrollLogic which will somehow lead to world peace.]]
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tend to portray Lyra Heartstrings as an overly obsessed fan of humans. Fan art has had her doing everything from playing with human action figures (and thoroughly embarrassing her friend Bon Bon), to wearing pants and even masturbating to human porn. She's essentially a parody of the most overzealous brony in existence, and images of her fulfilling pretty much every brony stereotype exist. What makes this an odd example is that it's the audience ''themselves'' making the insults.
* An odd example from the original release of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'' -- the CreditsGag shows the characters watching the movie itself, and TheStinger is a static image saying "DROP DEAD!" They all take offense and start trying to destroy the screen.
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[[folder:Film (Animated)]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': "I can't believe we're paying to see something we get on T.V. for free! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If you ask me, everyone in this audience is a giant sucker! Especially YOU!]]"
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[[folder:Film (Live Action)]]
* The horror satire/social commentary film ''FunnyGames'' is intended as a giant TakeThat at the concept of viewers enjoying watching non-real people suffer and die for their own amusement. It carries itself as a psych-horror film, but it breaks the fourth wall several times to ensure that the viewer feels guilty ''for enjoying the film as a horror film.'' There's even an in-character debate about whether or not fiction and real life are the same thing.
* ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' leaves you with this message as its ending.
-->'''Wesley:''' What the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] have you done lately?
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'': "A Jay and Silent Bob movie? Feature length? Who'd pay to see that?"
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' according to Zack Snyder. The brothel-goers are supposed to represent the male nerds in the audience watching for the {{fanservice}}.
* The film seminar scenes in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/StardustMemories'' are widely believed to be an unflattering representation of Woody's own ardent fans:
--->'''''Fan''''': What was the car in the scene supposed to be symbolic of?
--->'''''Woody''''': It was symbolic of a car.
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}'':
--> '''Richard Nixon:''' [To a portrait of Kennedy:] ''"[[NostalgiaAintLikeItUsedToBe When they look at you, they see what they want to be]]. [[ThisLoserIsYou When they look at me, they see what they are]]."''
* ''ShockTreatment'' (the disconnected sequel to ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'') parodies the only audience that would ever give it attention - Rocky Horror fans. The TV studio audience shouts in unison at what they're watching, seem hopelessly (and happily) glued to their seats, worship Brad and Janet's every move, and blindly follow the characters, even when they're all led into a mental institution. Subtly, they're also wearing costumes from Rocky Horror.
** On top of that, cheerleader Francine DEMANDS to be called "Frankie". And only "Frankie".
** On a fourth-wall-breaking basis, the film also includes quite a few tenuous references for those trying to make a connection between this film and RHPS - to name a few, a fictitious TIME magazine with Rocky lips on the cover, sitting in plain view; dialogue references to "a rocky marriage" and "anticipation" (the latter being said while Frank's now-red throne is visible); the newspaper headline "UFO spotted over Denton"; Riff and Magenta expys discussing 'their old series'; etcetera, etcetera.
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': Churchgoers are either fools or hypocrites. The military are dupes, then willing lackeys of the villains. Capitalists are either cowards or actively evil. Either the entire creative team AND studio behind the enormously successful "Pirates" franchise threw a CriticalFailure on "What is the audience for Westerns in general and the Ranger in particular?" or this was a deliberate slam at those fans (that also failed to please the rest of America)
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' includes a scene of one little girl telling Katniss that she wants to volunteer as a tribute, just like her, and Katniss' horrified reaction. It is likely directed to [[MisaimedFandom fans who glorify the games and want to be a tribute]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Multatuli did this to his readers, who praised his writing. Multatuli wanted his work to inspire action, not just literary acclaim, causing him to make bitter remarks about despising his public with great fervour.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Done to an extreme extent by ''{{Glee}}''. When the makers of ''Glee'' wanted to get Brittany and [[spoiler:Sam]] together, they used this. They actually made Brittany say that she couldn't be with [[spoiler:him]] since a whole army of angry lesbians would be coming after them. This was a reference to the [[spoiler: Brittana]] fandom that actually got pretty pissed about this.
* In ''TheLateLateShow'', the live studio are often called dirty hobos who [[SelfDeprecation are only attending 'cause they were bribed with food]].
* This jokey example from ''Series/RedDwarf'': In the episode "Backwards," in which time (and dialogue) flows backwards, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNWGcYcBklE the manager of the pub in Retsehcnam]] is actually addressing "the one prat in the country who has bothered to get a hold of this recording, turn it round and actually work out the rubbish that I'm saying. What a poor sad life he's got!"[[note]]Keep in mind that back then, reversing a recording was really hard.[[/note]]
** The "Back to Earth" miniseries dumps Lister and company into a universe where ''Red Dwarf'' is just a television show, and they're all fictional characters. Naturally, the show's fans are all mentally disturbed. Craig Charles (Lister) has publicly lamented wasting "half (his) adult life at ''Red Dwarf'' conventions" in the past.
** In the ''Emohawk'' episode, Duke of Dork Duane Dibbley is described as "Looking so geeky I don't think he could get into a science fiction convention".
* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'': Bob Barker responds to an audience that is loudly booing a contestant for thinking a ''1'' is the first number of a [[WhatAnIdiot Lincoln Mark VII]].
-->'''Bob:''' Now, look, don't start throwing things, you might hit ''me!''
* ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', especially the earlier series. A tie-in book even claimed the 'typical' HIGNFY fan was a SerialKiller.
* The videogames episode of ''{{Screenwipe}}'' concludes:
-->'''CharlieBrooker''': "Yes, videogames are going through a renaissance, and you should not miss out - like you are now, by choosing to watch TV instead like some kind of medieval throwback farmhand fuck."
** During the sixth episode of ''NathanBarley'' (a collaboration between CharlieBrooker and ChrisMorris), there's a brief shot of a police sign appealing for witnesses to a crime to step forward. [[http://i.imgur.com/TmD1v.jpg The small text at the bottom of the sign]] insults the viewer for being sad enough to pause the DVD to check if the shot contains a FreezeFrameBonus.
** A similar thing happened on the fourth episode of the first series of ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''. CharlieBrooker was talking about the G20 summit and a long list of the economies part of the G20 scrolled down the screen. However one of the entries was:
--->"Bottom Land. No,not really. We made that one up. And you bothered to pause this to read the phrase "Bottom Land". What a dismal little prick you are."
* Of course, there's also Creator/WilliamShatner and his ''SaturdayNightLive'' skit ''Get A Life''.
-->'''William Shatner''': "I mean, for crying out loud it- it's just a TV Show!"
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Paradigms of Human Memory" takes a lighthearted jab at shippers. In it, Annie uses a series of {{Flashback}}s to try and assert that she and Jeff are in a torrid WillTheyOrWontThey situation, which mostly consist of completely innocent and innocuous actions on Jeff's part. Once it's over, he even flat out says that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Annie is desperately overanalyzing things to find romantic overtones that aren't actually there]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In "The Almost People." There is a small but loud group of ''Who'' fans who dislike Creator/MattSmith [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks because of no other reason than he's not]] Creator/DavidTennant. That had to have had something to do with this scene, when a clone of Eleven is having his skull runneth over coping with his past regenerations:
-->'''The Doctor''': '''(David Tennant's Voice)''' Hello, I'm the Doctor. '''(Matt Smith's Voice)''' No! Let it go! We've moved on!
*** Though that line may also be referring to some lingering resentment the Doctor himself had over his previous regeneration. Which makes sense, given that his predecessor wasn't exactly what you would call a fan of the process.
** Whizzkid, from the Sylvester [=McCoy=] story "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy," was intended as a slap in the face to obsessive Doctor Who fans. He enjoys the Psychic Circus a bit too much to be tolerable, but claims 'it's not as good as it used to be' (a common fan gripe at the time). As described in the page quote, he meets a nasty end.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Tim Kring's infamous "saps and dipshits" comment, in which he insulted any viewer of the show who used DVR.
* One episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', via a SoapBoxSadie on the witness stand, all but called the audience monsters (she's addressing the court gallery, but it's clear who the message was ''really'' intended for). For what, you may ask? ''Owning computers''. Granted, it was [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped an anvil that probably needed to be dropped]] (relating to the Congo War and how metals used in computers might finance AfricanTerrorists), but how very accusatory it is is mind-blowing.
* TheMonkees' TV special, "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" did this in the "Wind-Up Man" number.
** I'm a wind up man / Programmed to be entertaining / Turn me on / And I will sing a song about a Wind-up world / Of people watching television / Wind up man / Can you hear me laughing at you?
* Owing to her nature as a BrainlessBeauty, MsFanservice and [[BettyAndVeronica Margaret's]] [[DieForOurShip rival]][[note]]Who hilariously, later went on to replace Lucy as the Scrappy herself[[/note]], Lucy became [[TheScrappy the most hated character]] rather early in the first season of ''BoardwalkEmpire'', and some particularly mean fans extended the hate to her actress, Paz de la Huerta, claiming that she was as much a mess as her character and just behaving as usual rather than acting. In Season 2, the character was given a tragic arc and finally received a couple of centric episodes. One of them had a scene where she rehearshes the real 1921 play "A Dangerous Maid" in front of a mirror, filmed with her talking straight to the camera, and it totally comes as if she is talking back to the audience:
-->"I know what everybody says about me behind my back. That I'm just some flibbertigibbet with cotton wool between the ears. Well, I'm wise to a thing or two. I guess you think I'll fall for any old bean with pomade in his hair and keys to a coupe?"
** Sadly, the scene's power was undermined when it was leaked that Paz was really difficult on the set, and her character was PutOnABus.
* While encouraging people to read ''TheGreatGatsby'', StephenColbert jokingly suggested most of the viewers of ''TheColbertReport'' are illiterate.
* From ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', a series that stars nerd icons [[Creator/IanMcKellen Sir Ian McKellen]][[note]][[Film/XMen Magneto]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], etc.[[/note]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi Sir Derek Jacobi]][[note]][[Series/DoctorWho The Master]], etc.[[/note]]:
-->'''Violet''': Will there be a lot of single men?\\
'''Freddie''': It's a science fiction "fan club" event; they'll be single, ''but they'll be disgusting.''
* From ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': In the finale, Alex says she put peanut butter on the outside of a sandwich because "that's what a 40-year old gets for ordering off the kid's menu."
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has this in spades as it likes regularly LeaningOnTheFourthWall. In one episode, Sam and Dean end up attending a [[ShowWithinAShow Supernatural convention]], encountering various hyper critical and overly obsessed fans.
** There's also this gem against the [[IncestYayShipping Incest Shipping]] YaoiFangirls.
-->'''Dean:''' Whatís a slash fan?
-->'''Sam:''' As in Sam slash Dean... Together.
-->'''Dean:''' (''horrified'') Like... ''together'' together?
-->'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->'''Dean:'''...They do know weíre brothers, right?
-->'''Sam:''' Doesnít seem to matter.
-->'''Dean:''' [[NoJustNoReaction Aw, come on. That's... thatís just]] ''{{sick| And Wrong}}''. *closes laptop*
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' opened its last episode with the suicide of a character with the same name as the president of the show's fan club.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* When ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' isn't engaging in SelfDeprecation, they go for this. One of the most infamous covers is of a hand [[FlippingTheBird giving the audience the finger]]. They often insinuate that anyone who reads their magazine is an imbecile.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Blues Traveler's single "The Hook" is basically about how the lead singer could sing anything as long as the audience thinks it sounds good.
* The Nirvana song "In Bloom" is squarely - or at least as squarely as anything the typically cryptic and abstract Cobain ever wrote - aimed at that sections of Nirvana's audience who just liked the tunes and didn't much care for or were even aware of the underlying message. In the unused liner notes for ''In Utero'', Cobain was brutally direct:
-->If any of you hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us ó leave us alone! Donít come to our shows and donít buy our records!
* Inverted in Molly and the Tinker's "The Anti-Singalong Song", in which the performers get the audience to sing about how they ''won't'' sing along, because the singers are just being lazy and not doing their jobs.
** FridgeBrilliance also plays it straight, as the lyrics profess that folksingers assume audiences are spineless patsies who can be conned into doing their work for them. And, hey, the audience ''is singing along'', even if it's about how they don't want to...
** There's a Liar's Paradox in there somewhere.
* Music/TheFall's "How I Wrote Elastic Man", about a singer who complains that whatever he does, everything everyone ever wants to know is how he wrote [[OneHitWonder that one song]]... and they don't even get the title right.
-->And they will ask me
-->How I wrote "'''P'''lastic Man"
-->How I wrote "'''P'''lastic Man"
* Showbread's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naTWuhf6wZE "Shepherd, No Sheep"]] from their 2009 album "The Fear Of God" is a whole song consisting of this trope coupled with MisaimedFandom and ArtistDisillusionment, talking to their old fans who latched onto their first album "No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical" because it was a high-energy, distorted rock album with screamed vocals released at a time when Screamo and Metalcore were steadily gaining popularity.
* FrankZappa: "This here song might offend you some. If it does it's because you're dumb."
* MindlessSelfIndulgence frequently takes jabs at their audience, both through their lyrics and hurling between songs during their live shows.
** Their third album has a song called 'You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long as It's Not Challenging)' which seems to be dedicated to insulting their fans. As the chorus says:
-->''You're telling me that fifty million screaming fans are never wrong,''
-->''I'm telling you that fifty million screaming fans are fucking morons''
** The same album has another song titled "Stupid MF." It pokes fun at the audience for being unable to understand Jimmy Urine's fast-paced singing.
-->"Is it simple enough for you? Can everybody understand me? You all still following me?"
-->"Should I talk slower like you're a retard? Should I talk slower like you're retarded?"
** The live segment at the beginning of "Backmask," where Jimmy talks to the audience:
-->Jimmy: "You guys, man, you gotta get organized. Come on! When I say we, you say suck! We!"
-->Audience: "Suck!"
-->Jimmy: "We!"
-->Audience: "Suck!"
-->Jimmy: "DICK!"
* {{Tool}}: "Hooker with a Penis" has a few, combined with ''self-admitted'' TheManIsStickingItToTheMan:
-->All you know about me is what I've sold you, dumbfuck
-->I sold out long before you ever even heard my name
-->I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit
-->Then you bought one.
* "Admit It" by [[SayAnythingBand Say Anything]] is six and-a-half glorious minutes of frontman Max Bemis blatantly saying how much he hates hipsters.
-->Prototypical non-conformist\\
You are a vacuous soldier of the thrift store Gestapo\\
You adhere to a set of standards and tastes\\
That appear to be determined by an unseen panel of hipster judges (BULLSHIT!)
* "Three Little Pigs", by ''Green Jelly'' concludes with the following:
-->And the moral of the story is\\
That [[TakeThatMe bands with no talent]]\\
Can easily amuse idiots\\
With a stupid puppet show.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has several if the player tilts during a game.
-->'''Worf:''' "You are without honor."
* If you press START without any credits in Creator/SegaPinball's ''Pinball/SouthPark'', the game replies "Come on! Even Kenny's family has a quarter."
* In ''Pinball/RedAndTedsRoadShow'', finishing multiball without getting a single jackpot prompts Red to shout, "You missed ''EVERYTHING!''"
* Playing poorly in ''Pinball/SpiderManStern'' results in various [[DeadpanSnarker snarktastic remarks]] from J. Jonah Jameson.
-->'''Jameson:''' "Play better!"
* Also done in ''[[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports No Fear: Dangerous Sports]]'' if you drain too quickly.
-->'''Skull:''' "Play better!"
* ''Pinball/FamilyGuy'' has lots of ways to insult the player.
-->'''Peter:''' "Only a jackass would leave Happy Hour early."
* Done repeatedly and incessantly in ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'', as the game is all about Buzz and Bud trying to ruin the player's day.
-->'''Bud:''' "You hit your own cart!"
-->'''Buzz:''' "You're dumber than Bud!"
* Similarly, this is Gunther's primary schtick in the earlier ''[[Pinball/TeedOff Tee'd Off]]''.
-->'''Gunther:''' "Did anybody teach ya how to ''play'' this game?"
* Tilting ''Pinball/TheShadow'' causes the game to comment:
-->'''Khan:''' "You still think you can control the game with brute force?"
* Many of the Ringmasters' quotes in ''Pinball/CirqusVoltaire'' are insults like this.
-->'''Ringmaster:''' "You're a disaster and I'm still the Ringmaster!"
* There's a decent amount of this in ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast''.
--> '''Grampa Simpsons:''' Don't you know how to use the flippers?
* ''Pinball/{{Centaur}}'' will sometimes taunt, "Slow, aren't you?"
* Done occasionally in ''Pinball/{{Indianapolis 500}}'':
-->'''Pit Crew:''' "Shoot the blinking light, you wanker!"
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/BrianPillman's infamous "smart mark" promo in the ECW Arena is one enormous middle finger to the much more inside ECW fans. He even compared them to the much maligned [[CrossingTheLineTwice Eric Bischoff]] to prove his point.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* A staple part of the humour in ''Radio/TheNowShow'' is making fun of {{BBC}} Radio 4 listeners.
* Part of the (very thorough) SelfDeprecatingHumour of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''.
* Pretty much every episode of the XFM TheRickyGervaisShow contained some form of insult to the listeners, usually berating how few listeners there were and that the minority listening should just turn over or switch it off.
* An episode of ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' in which they discussed accusations that the Radio 4 audience was too middle class.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''Violence[[TradeSnark ô]]: The Roleplaying Game of Egregrious and Repulsive Bloodshed'' by "Designer X" (Creator/GregCostikyan in a ''[[ArtistDisillusionment very bad mood]]'') is this in spades. It's available under the Creative Commons license now; download the PDF [[http://www.costik.com/Violence%20RPG1.pdf here]] if you're so disposed.
-->''You puerile adolescent- and post-adolescent scum don't give a tinkerís cuss. ...there's no point in trying to write a good set of rules because you idiots can't tell the difference between a good set and a bad set anyway.''
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[[folder:Theater]]
* {{Aristophanes}}'s plays were written to be performed only once, in front of an audience he knew personally, so he did this a lot, (making this trope OlderThanFeudalism):
** ''Theatre/TheClouds'': During an argument between the personified Stronger Argument and Weaker Argument, Weaker tells Stronger to look out at the audience and tell her what he sees. Following her advice, he exclaims "By the gods, they're all gay!" (Various translations render this anything from "faggots" and "assholes" to "blackguards" but the meaning is pretty clear from his very next exclamation that "Every one of them is one of those spreaders of their butt cheeks!")
** ''The Frogs'': "Wait, if we're in Hell, shouldn't there be a lot of sinners around?" "Sure, check out the audience."
* In ''{{Hamlet}}'' (written of course by the English Creator/WilliamShakespeare and performed for English audiences, but set in Denmark), the graveyard scene has this exchange:
-->'''Hamlet''': Ay, marry, why was [Hamlet] sent into England?\\
'''First Gravedigger''': Why, because he was mad: he shall recover his wits there; or, if he do not, it's no great matter there.\\
'''Hamlet''': Why?\\
'''First Clown''': 'Twill, a not be seen in him there; there the men are as mad as he.
* Near the start of ''LuckyGuy'', Courtney Vance's character Hap Harrison says the time period is from 1985 to 1998. ď(New York) City had become polarized between rich and poor." Harrison indicated the people in the front row as "rich" and the people sitting the balcony as "poor." In the performance this troper saw, the audience responded "harshly" to this, briefly taking Harrison aback.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Do really badly in ''FireEmblem'' (a.k.a. ''Rekka no Ken'') and the ending will note about the player "To this day, historians look back and question how these incomprehensible strategies ever led to victory."
** If the player loses enough units in ''Shadow Dragon'' to be unable to meet the maximum number of units deployable for a chapter, they will receive filler units named after numbers. Lose them, and (in the US translation) you receive more... with names like Owend, Lucer, and Auffle (Owned, Loser, and Awful).
* Miss all of El Oscuro's eggs in ''RiseOfTheTriad'', and you're treated to a fake ending where you save the world.... well, until El Oscuro's spawn rises to power and explodes the Earth. Complete with a .wav file going "Youuuuuuuuuuu suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck."
* Lose enough times in a ''MortalKombat'' game, and Shao Kahn will go "it's official: '''YOU SUCK.'''"
* Collect all of the DNA (hidden collectibles) of the ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' tie-in game, and you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYUoLM8BNA get a video transmission from Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm... who tells you to go outside.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]] [[FanRemake Source]]'' extended camping will "earn" a player the Octopussy achievement. The ''Videogame/QuantumOfSolace'' game did the same thing for players who finished the game [[EasyModeMockery on the easy difficulty]].
* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', one battlefield depicts a gaggle of delinquents first trying to score with the female party members, then actually attacking and trying to rape them when that fails. Said delinquents are given the same kind of musical cues and attention that the player characters do--and they're portrayed as laughably ineffectual scum of the earth that will most likely die virgins even if their attacks on women don't get them killed. This appears to be a stab at the VocalMinority of depraved otaku in the Japanese fandom, especially as Japanese society is starting to frown on the extremist BasementDweller corner of shut-ins lately. Unfortunately, this backfired; said VocalMinority absolutely ''loved'' the attention.
* In ''TheLostVikings'', the eponymous vikings routinely [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Lean On The Fourth Wall]]. Fail often enough and they'll comment on it. If you have to restart fifteen times, Thor will tell them they're doing very badly and they need to shape up.
** The second game will say you ''really'' suck if you die on the first level. As you have to intentionally work at it to die, this is clearly an EasterEgg and doing it will give every character otherwise unobtainable GameBreaker abilities.
* One of the DaveMirra BMX games would actually use this as a cheat code - if you saved and quit enough times in practice mode, the game would eventually display "My grandma can play better than you". You'd then unlock a grandma as a playable biker...
* The Dude will insult you for SaveScumming in ''{{Postal}} 2''.
** "Didn't you just save?"
** "My grandmother could beat the game if she saved as much as you do."
** "Are you saving '''AGAIN?'''"
** He also gets on your case if you cheat, with phrases like "If you say so." and "Wussy!"
* N's dialogue in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' against the trainers who only use Pokťmon as tools and only care about competing seems to be a jab against the StopHavingFunGuys part of the fandom.
** Karen beat N to the punch back in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' in delivering a very well needed TakeThat to the StopHavingFunGuys.
* In ''TokimekiMemorial 2 Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation'', at around the middle of the game, if you decide to train at ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' before paying a visit to your DDR tournament partner Miyuki, she'll phone you between two training sessions, and, all while being happy to see how serious you are at training, she'll say the following ([[CloudCuckooLander and will fail to notice afterwards]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny why the protagonist, aka you, feels awkward after that!]]):
-->'''Miyuki''': But~ [[ThirdPersonPerson Miyuki]] is so happy to hear this~! After all, with su~ch a beautiful day like this, young people shouldn't shut themselves in their room the whole day playing video games~!
* The ''{{Freespace}} 2'' level editor will call you a moron if you try to confuse its ship naming system.
* ''MetalGearSolid2'' has a somewhat humorous, fourth-wall-breaking one during [[spoiler:the "Colonel"]]'s malfunction, "Honestly, though, you have played the game for a long time. Don't you have anything else to do with your time?"
** Some might see the entirety of Metal Gear Solid 2 as being a Take That - the game's core design element was basically a recreation of the first game, and the plot is revealed to be your main character (Raiden) is just a lame wannabe from the video game generation trying to be Snake and the Patriots are assisting that goal by making him play over and over through the same formulaic iterations of Solid Snake's adventures. Kojima seems to somewhat hate his fans.
* A subtle one is in the Infocom game ''{{Suspect}}'' where the behavior of an NPC detective is implied to be a recreation of how most players acted when assuming the detective role in the earlier ''{{Witness}}''... which is to say, not very competent at all.
* An NPC in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' named "M'aiq the Liar" basically tells the series' massive UnpleasableFanbase to can it. But as of ''Skyrim'', he even makes a couple TakeThatUs comments too.
* ''Sonic 1 Remastered'', a ROMHack of SonicTheHedgehog, changes the text on the normal "No Chaos Emeralds" screen from "SPECIAL STAGE" to "YOU SUCK AT SPECIAL STAGES".
** Another ''Sonic'' example: if you complete a level with an E Rank in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-CJ3kPrZrU otherwise epic fanfare]] is replaced with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yODLkaF8F-Y a version]] that's basically [[StylisticSuck a total trainwreck]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And it is utterly]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]]''.
* In VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi, Episode 8's climax is one massive TakeThat towards the audience, as the creator had gotten tired of the fans demanding 'the true solution' to everything instead of trying to work it out themselves. [[spoiler: The main characters are [[ZergRush Zerg Rushed]] by [[GiantMook massive]], [[WildMassGuessing stupid-theory-sprouting]] [[{{Mooks}} Butler-Goats]] [[ThisLoserIsYou that ate away at the mystery and demanded answers]].]] [[SarcasmMode Subtle.]]
* When the first trailers and screenshots of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' were released, there was a ''lot'' of backdraft over the game not being [[FanDumb "dark enough"]], to the point everyone thought the game was going to be a LighterAndSofter cash-in. Blizzard's response? [[JokeLevel Whimsyshire]], the game's new cow level, which has you fighting your way through a TastesLikeDiabetes landscape of rainbows, smiling clouds, dancing flowers, and unicorns.
* Similarly, ''WorldOfWarcraft'' had complaints from beta players who felt the Maelstrom was not "epic" enough, considering its importance in game lore. Blizz's tongue-in-cheek response was to add Epicus Maximus, a guitar-axe-playing undead riding a T-rex riding a rocket-powered [[AustinPowers shark with lasers on its head]]. It has since had cameo appearances in a hologram of what appeals to degenerate tech-lovers and the Brawler's Guild.
* After some players complained about the endings of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the developers added [[TakeAThirdOption a fourth ending option]]...which leads to [[TheBadGuyWins the Reapers wiping out the galactic civilization]]. Then, for good measure, included a different stargazer scene implying the next cycle did what you were supposed to do: use the Crucible. The game made it clear that the galaxy was not going to win without the Crucible, and the Extended Cut made that clear.
** Did you destroy the krogan research data in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' ? You're going to hear quite a lot about why you shouldn't have.
* ''DistortedTravesty'', your MissionControl best friend Jeremy mocks you for dying every single time it happens. And the game is actually [[NintendoHard pretty tough]], so you will probably die quite a lot. Playing on Easy Mode only [[EasyModeMockery increases the insults]]. The sequel has a different MissionControl character who encourages you upon death instead, but the third game brings Jeremy back and with him, his insults.
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' is simultaneously a {{deconstruction}} of the modern military shooter, a TakeThat at the same, and a ''huge'' take that to the players, with plenty of leaning (and breaking) of the fourth wall. Even the ''loading screens'' near the end have such gems as "Do you feel like a Hero yet?", "[[SarcasmMode You're still a good person.]]", and "This is all your fault.". Some people claim that all TakeThat's made the game seem very shallow and immature, and may have possibly contributed to it's lack of sales.
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'': The infamous sword.
--> "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.]]" \\
[[spoiler:"YOU JUMPED INTO A SWORD, YOU RETARD!"]]
* The ZXSpectrum version of the shooter ''Sqij'', in addition to being a PortingDisaster which is an unplayable, glitchy mess even if you fix the GameBreakingBug that prevents the player from moving in the first place, goes out of its way to insult a losing player: "What a plonker. You got yourself killed."
* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' has a particular scene which pokes fun at the '''HUGE''' InternetBackdraft that occurred among the franchise's old-time fans after trailers unveiled Dante's re-design. While fighting a giant demon at a fair, an attack destroys a building and leaves Dante wearing a long-haired white wig and a smashed mirror in front of him. He looks at himself, smirks, says "not in a million years", and then tears the wig off and goes back to fighting. Some fans saw this as a light-hearted joke, and others, especially the old-timers, saw it as a further middle-finger directed at them. [[spoiler:However, this whole scene ends up being a case of HypocriticalHumor at the end of the game, as his hair turns permanently white as a side-effect of the Devil Trigger. Also later DLC allowed you to play as classic Dante]].
* Creator/ValveSoftware pokes fun at a specific type of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' modders (*cough*[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony]]*cough*) in [[https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7388-QPFN-2491 this page.]] And this is after it was discovered that Gabe Newell watches the show.
* Beat the first Special Place in ''VideoGame/SonicErazor'' and the game ''insults you.''
--> "If I see such a pathetic excuse of what you call skill again, I will go ahead and disable the checkpoints until you can do this stage while you are asleep!"
* Done via LeaningOnTheFourthWall in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''. During a plot mission the peanut gallery sees an alien entertainment device (a [[BuffySpeak weird colored light show doohickey]]) and remarks:
--> '''Dr. Shen:''' Is this what the aliens do for fun? At least they're not playing ... computer games.
* Get a game over in the 3DO adaptation of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', and [[GameOverMan Sylvester Stallone will appear and personally tell you how much you suck.]] Then an audience of children will laugh at you.
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* The ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' strip "Unwisely Pissing Off the Fanbase" claims to do this but is actually more SelfDeprecation. Many feel the strip's vast overreliance on {{Anticlimax}} is one of these as well. Brian Clevinger has repeatedly stated that the best jokes are the ones played on the reader.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the mass-murdering barbarian Thog became a fan-favourite, which is then mirrored in-universe when he becomes a gladiator of such efficacy that he becomes too popular to simply kill off. The following line lampshading this has the additional bonus of applying to the ''[[HypocriticalHumor speaker,]]'' a mass-murdering, sociopathic TinTyrant who also became a fan-favorite by merit of his sheer charisma and being DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
-->'''Tarquin:''' It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable.
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* Strong Bad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this a lot in his [[FourthWallMailSlot Strong Bad Email series]]. The episode that took the cake and ran with it, though, was [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail188.html SBEmail #188 "fan club"]], where it turns out that his loser brother [[TheEeyore Strong Sad]] formed an SB fanclub with Strong Mad and The Cheat called "the Deleteheads". He also mercilessly took a jab at {{Fan Fic}}s and {{Mary Sue}}s in the same episode.
** In the very first Strong Bad Email, SB closes out by saying "Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them."
** In "Trogday 08", Strong Bad accuses "you Internet types" of running his creation Trogdor the Burninator into the ground.
** A promo video for ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' had Strong Bad, after [[TitleDrop dropping the title]] of the game, [[AsideComment turn to the audience]] and add "But ''you'' can play, too."
* From ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' (also getting in [[SelfDeprecation two digs at himself]] at the same time):
--> '''Yahtzee''': A {{nerd}}, after all, is someone who obsesses over something, like the cultural impact of gaming, or people who criticise same in silly internet videos."
** Also, seeing the face of the viewer is apparently enough to make an imp's head explode.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'':
** The episode "A Library With No Twilight" gives quite a bit of characterization to the series' LemonyNarrator. Specifically, his name is Phil, and he's a complete creepazoid. Then the episode ends with the text, "Phil is a brony, exactly like you! YES! JUST LIKE YOU!"
** In "Derp and Destruction", Twilight justifies her [[CaptainObvious completely gratuitous recaps]] by claiming that they're for the audience's benefit.
-->'''Rarity:''' Nobody's ''that'' stupid, Twilight.\\
'''Twilight:''' They watch this show. They have to be a little bit stupid.
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* Andrew Hussie, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', does this all the time to the FanDumb if something is misinterpreted or some logical leap not made.
--> GA: Sorry I Thought That Was Obvious.
** [[spoiler:The cherubs]] are parodies of the fandom and the HateDumb respectively.
** Many of the Pre-Scratch trolls are based on [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] {{fanon}} portrayals of their descendants.[[note]]Eridan hits on people a lot, so Cronus is a MemeticMolester with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace; Nepeta ships her friends, so Meulin is ''obsessed'' with shipping to the exclusion of all else.[[/note]]
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] gets one in during his [[LetsPlay LP]] of Terror TRAX: Track of the Vampire:
--> '''Graves''': I get it. She was scamming losers who can't get real dates.\\
'''Spoony''': Same kind of losers who watch let's plays instead of meeting girls.
* In an episode of ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' Jon and Arin had just finished some very stressful levels in ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. The password for them at the end of the Ants level comes out to be "FKYQ"
-->'''Jontron''' Dude, the..dude the password is "FKYQ"! "Fuck you" it seriously is.
* In ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', when a character brainwashes an audience and makes them start fighting, the critic yells "Oh no! He's turned them into Youtube commenters!"
** He died in 2012, but then returned in 2013 with a different wall colour behind him. When fans made comments about how the old wall was better (with vrying levels of pleasantness and obnoxiousness), he delivers one of these:
--> "I thought the most important part of the Nostalgia Critic... was ''the Nostalgia Critic''. Not the wall behind him!"
** From ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' onwards, the trope has been included more often in reviews. The most glaring example was "The Top 11 South Park Episodes", a topic the fans chose when Doug asked if he was allowed to do a Top 11, where he ''started out'' hating the fans, them annoying him, and finally him screeching virgin-shaming insults at them.
* ''[[DNAKpts4tv Death Note: The Abridged Series (Kpts4tv)]]'' has a chart featuring the brain-size of the average abridged series viewer.
* In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/sting-26-3/ Chapter 26.3]] of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Clockblocker]] complains that "[s]ome dingbats online speculated that I had a thing for [[spoiler:Weaver]], and it took off." This is, of course, a direct jab at the substantial {{Shipping}} contingent among the fans who insist these two characters would be awesome together.
* WebVideo/BecomingYouTube has a lot of this.
--> '''Ben''': Thanks for watching my first [=YouTube=] video. Next week's video is about you, the audience. You'll come back for that, won't you, ''you narcissist''!
* The ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' episode "Hummingbird Hell" contains this jab:
-->'''Nash''':...Gentlemen, and I'm using the term loosely because you're watching my show...
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has the episode "Fionna and Cake," a gender-swapped version of Finn and Jake. The whole episode is filled with cheesy dialogue, fight scenes, and a song. The fans loved it, and ate it up...until the end, when it's revealed that the whole episode was the Ice King's ''fanfiction'' about Finn and Jake, and the big bad Ice Queen was an AuthorAvatar for the Ice King! It was like a giant (albeit affectionate) middle finger towards the show's more zealous fans who write that kind of fanfiction and obsess over Finn and Jake just as much as the Ice King does.
** "All The Little People" also pokes fun at shippers and fanfic writers when Finn discovers a bag of miniature versions of himself and his friends (left in his pocket by Magic Man) and starts messing around with them, only to start feeling guilty when he sees how unhappy he's making them with his meddling in their relationships.
* There's a playful dig at comic fans in an episode of ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'':
-->'''ScarletWitch''': What do they write about me on your message boards?
-->'''TheFalcon''': Great things! [[BlatantLies They write nothing but really nice, positive things]]!
-->'''Scarlet Witch''': Liar! Nobody ''ever'' writes positive things on message boards!
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Legends of the Dark Mite" contains an AuthorFilibuster from PaulDini, in which Bat-Mite takes a jab at overzealous adult fans who think everything needs to be DarkerAndEdgier [[TrueArtIsAngsty to be good]], as well as those who negatively compare every subsequent Batman production to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ([[SelfDeprecation which Dini co-created]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' made fun of the more overzealous members of their PeripheryDemographic in the famous "Please, Please, Pleese Get a Life Foundation" sketch (which features geeks rattling off ''Animaniacs'' trivia and nitpicks [[RealLifeWritesThePlot culled from an actual list found on a newsgroup]]).
* The announcer on ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' would start prattling off hypothetical questions at the end of some episodes, and at the end of a particular episode he quipped "Why do you watch this stuff?"
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "You know what really grinds my gears? You America. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you! ]] Diane?
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode ''The Why of Fry'':
-->'''The Big Brain''': ''"Detecting trace amounts of mental activity, possibly a dead weasel or a cartoon viewer."''
** "Here's a definition for you. Idiot. Noun. YOU! HA!"
** Implied in the commentary to "The Prisoner of Benda," with the [[{{Squick}} hookup of Fry (in Zoiberg's body) and Leela (in the professor's)]], especially to those who have been pressuring the writers to hook them up onscreen.
** This one, after a [[FanService fanservice-y]] photoshoot that saved Planet Express from bankruptcy:
--> '''[[GenderBender Gender-Swapped Leela]]''': Thank God most of our fans are huge perverts!
* ''InvaderZim'' episode "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff," was a direct hit at the fans [[MisaimedFandom who think]] GIR is cute. To recap, GIR unleashed his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide evil mode that's hidden deeply inside himself]], [[SuperStrength assaults a police officer by picking up his car and carrying it back to the house]] [[note]]The police officer's brain was then replaced with a squid brain by Zim.[[/note]]), [[EvilGenius quickly tried to gain the knowledge necessary to conquer Earth (much faster than Zim ever did)]], and tried to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters KILL ZIM!]] JhonenVasquez hoped the episode would make people "uncomfortable" with the robot. It [[MisaimedFandom didn't work,]] probably because the episode was [[BlackComedy still quite funny.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Beak" has an odd example in its second song, making fun of the viewers for being weaker than the eponymous superhero.
-->"''You really are pretty lame compared to the Beak!''"
** There's also Irving, a nerdy outcast sort of character whose obsession with the titular duo is taken by some fans as a playful dig at the fandom.
* In the "Ember Island Players" episode of "WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender", the writer of "the Boy in the Iceberg" made Katara and Zuko a couple, Actress!Katara considering Actress!Aang more like a little brother than a lover (which ticks off Katara to no end). This is most likely a "Take That!" to the people who ship the actual Katara and Zuko.
* ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Bye, Bye Nerdie," in which Lisa discovers that bullies detect nerds via their scent, ends with the bully Francine sniffing straight ahead of her and leaping at the audience.
** In the later seasons of the show -- starting around season 8's "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," an extended riff on this theme -- nearly any appearance of Comic Book Guy heralds one of these. In "Saddlesore Galactica" he practically breaks the FourthWall in order to make the point.
-->'''Homer''': Does anyone care what this guy thinks?
** An in-universe example appears in a sequence where Bart has a daydream about being a jaded, bitter rock star. During a concert he informs the audience that he's going to play a new song entitled "Me Fans Are Stupid Pigs". Cue an outburst of squealing and fawning from said fans.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': When Stan and Kyle finally reach their goal in scoring 1,000,000 points on ''GuitarHero'', instead of saying something along the lines of "You're a rock star!" the game mocks them and says they're fags for playing the game so much.
* During the episode of ''TheBoondocks'' where Grandpa fights an old blind man, the show stops before the killing blow and Huey muses to the audience that they could be reading a book right now. The screen stays still a few more seconds, like the show is telling you to do something better with your time than watch two old men beat each other.
* ''ReBoot'': When Enzo and Dot are in a zombie shooter game, they discuss the brutality of it.
--> '''Enzo:''' In the next level, the zombies have flesh!
--> '''Dot:''' What kind of sick creature gets enjoyment out of playing this sort of game? ''*[[BreakingTheFourthWall both glare at the camera]]*
* In season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Princess Cadance comments on Pinkie Pie's plans for her wedding reception: "Perfect! ...if we were celebrating a six-year-old's birthday party", even though that's basically the target audience of the show. Justified, though, since [[spoiler: it's really the BigBad impersonating real Cadance]].
** "Spike at Your Service" pokes fun at Fanfiction writers. Rainbow Dash mentions writing a novel about [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue an awesome pegasus who's the best flyer ever and becomes captain of the Wonderbolts]], to which Rarity snarks "However did you come up with that ingeniously woven intricate plot-line?"
** In the season 3 finale, "[[{{Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure}} Magical Mystery Cure]]", [[spoiler:Princess]] Twilight Sparkle's final line, "Yes, everything's gonna be just fine!", was interpreted by the Bronies as a swipe to the HateDumb and the critics who continued to have doubts about [[spoiler: her turning to an alicorn]]. In actuality, it's a {{Callback}} to Spike's last line in "The Crystal Empire, Part 2":
-->''Yeah, I knew everything was going to be fine''. -- '''Spike'''
* The creators of ''{{Daria}}'' pulled this in the episode ''Camp Fear'' where Our Heroine is accosted by a clingy "friend" from her childhood who's completely obsessed with her. The real kicker, though is that MTV had earlier held a contest where {{Big Name Fan}}s Erin Mills and Michelle Klein-Hass won the right to get their likenesses made into background characters, it was ''this'' out of all the episodes they could have done, that they were used in.
* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "City Of Clipsville," with the girls and the Professor recounting past adventures, was intended as a TakeThat to PPG fan fiction, most notably those that paired teen Powerpuffs with teen Rowdyruff Boys. It backfired, as it didn't happen.
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