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->''"We did the rather cruel thing of destroying a fanboy. There was a lot of laughter on the set when we finally executed that 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 (an audience-identification figure who is so pathetic that the audience doesn't want to) or YouBastard (where a work tries to make the audience feel guilty for enjoying it or choosing to consume it). StrawFan is a subtrope where the audience is personified by a character in the work. 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, or with AchievementMockery if achievements are awarded for the player screwing up.

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!


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''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 Murican fans watching, "assuming" that they don't know where Poland is, or that anime fans know nothing about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. To paraphrase:
-->'''Narrator:''' Oh wait, I'm talking to anime fans.... right, American anime fans. POLAND IS A COUNTRY! ... '''U S A'''!
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''
** When Whis is explaining to Goku and Vegeta who Zen-O is and how he rules the multiverse, Goku asks Whis how strong Zen-O is. Whis criticize that Saiyans have a bad habit of judging people base on their strength, [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass much like general audience]].
** Episode 52 shows Gohan living his life with his family and Future Trunks' reactions to it. Instead of being upset or disappointed that Gohan is no longer the badass he remembers from the Cell Games, he's happy and envious of Gohan for being able to live his dream, while [[IJustWantToBeNormal his happiness was viciously stolen from him]]. This can be seen as a commentary on the fandom who wants Gohan to be an all-powerful badass again, even wants Gohan to lose his entire family to provide motivation, and thought that Trunks would lecture Gohan for getting weaker and tell him how important it is for him to train. Future Trunks is everything the fandom wishes Gohan was, and he's an extremely unhappy and damaged person from [[TraumaCongaLine all the trauma he's been forced to suffer through]].
** For fans who always wanted to see Vegeta go Super Saiyan 3 in canon, Future Trunks asks Vegeta to fight at full power and become a Super Saiyan 3 like Goku. Vegeta laughs and then transforms into a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan.
* ''The very first scene'' 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!]]"
** ''Anime/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 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', and the man states that WellIntentionedExtremist or not, any person who would try to commit genocide (even in the name of "saving humanity") is still an asshole and ANaziByAnyOtherName.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sakura's [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] to Naruto in Chapter 469 reads like a bullet list of all the oft-cited reasons why they should be together, which makes Naruto's flabbergasted reaction to it ("[[ShipSinking I hate people who lie to themselves!]]") very suspect of being this trope in action.
** Kakashi describing Sakura as a kind person and defending her persistent feelings for Sasuke--saying that, unlike hate, love doesn't need to be justified--could be interpreted as Kishimoto's own defense of Sakura against common fan criticisms alleging she is a shallow bitch whose love for Sasuke is a bad thing. If translations are correct, the author himself apparently expressed concern with [[BaseBreakingCharacter Sakura's reception]] [[TheScrappy among audiences]].
** The two-page manga short released as a tie-in to the {{canon}} movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' contains a subtle jab to an infamous Naruto/Sakura {{doujinshi}}: In the latter after Sakura confesses to Naruto that she's gotten over Sasuke and now loves Naruto, it ends with Sakura explicitly stating that on their first date she wants to go to a nice restaurant and ''definitely'' '''not''' to Ichiraku. The two-page manga short has [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]]]] on their first date, with [[spoiler:Naruto]] at first trying to take her to an expensive restaurant, but upon noticing that the frantic [[spoiler:Naruto]] is short on cash, [[spoiler:Hinata]] then suggests going to [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Ichiraku]] instead.
** The PostScriptSeason, ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'' makes a [[TrollingCreator very pointed jab]] to the people that both disliked the [[spoiler:Sasuke/Sakura]] pairing and actually suggested that [[spoiler:Karin was Sarada's mother instead of Sakura]] by dealing with[[spoiler: the real possibility of Sarada being Karin's daughter]], even using a [=DNA=] test to confirm this. But in the end [[spoiler:it turns out Sakura is indeed Sarada's mother]], and not only that, but [[spoiler:Karin]] mentions also being good friends with Sakura.
* Many parts of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', especially the infamous masturbation scene from ''End of Evangelion''. [[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]].
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The second season opens up with the Matsuno brothers becoming a sensation among girls, much like real life, but they're all completely blind to how narcissistic, crude, and [[{{Gonk}} just plain disgusting]] they are. And overall, no matter the quality of what they put out, everyone's just looking to make a quick buck and don't much care how it's seen to others.
* DownerEnding of ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' can be viewed as a matter of fact as a very malicious mockery of the ideological optimism of MechaGenre's popular works, including a popular then story about how people enter the war with the aliens, but ultimately pacifism and PowerOfLove help end the war and all the differences. The message becomes even more symbolic, if you remember that the author of Ideon are Tomino, the person who created Gundam and thereby made the story that was ridiculed the most popular and basic for many subsequent works.
* ''Anime/ReCreators'' uses it for satire to search for "deep meaning" in the anime, in the scene, when Alisteria abducts her creator and asks him what messages and meaning is borne by his manga, whose main character is Alisteria. [[spoiler: When he can not answer, she realizes that the fans themselves have endowed his works with the meaning that Sota talked about in the episode earlier. There is no need to say how silly and pathetic this point is being made by Sota and his speech from the previous episode, whom we should be treated as AudienceSurrogate.]]
* ''LightNovel/ReZero'', especially in later arcs, as well as similarly to Evangelion above, is this to the fanboys and NEET otaku that gobble up TrappedInAnotherWorld LN stories, with Subaru in their position. Subaru's [[spoiler: monologue that he had plenty of time to achieve something important in his life, but he wasted this time without any good reason, after which he realizes his feelings for virtually the most important person in his life only after he rejected fan's favorite Rem recognition and she falls into a coma at the end of the third arc of the novel]] are seen in particular to be the one of the biggest examples to date.
* The anime-exclusive character Vivian Wong from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is one directed towards cliches seen in OriginalCharacter fanfiction. She is a famous duelist renowned for her beauty and a {{Fangirl}} for male characters like Yugi and Kaiba, hoping to form a BattleCouple with one of them, but is [[DieForOurShip hostile towards Anzu/Tea and Rebecca just for being near Yugi]]. The girls in-universe are annoyed with her hostility, and Yugi, one of the guys she is interested in, feels awkward and annoyed with her obsession with him.
* In the ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}: The Road of The Ring'' manga, the nine Nazgûls turn out to be a Xellos fanclub who are diminishing his strength with their love. When Lina points out his body is a disguise, they reply they've "just fallen in love with the character." Then this happens:
-->'''Fangirl''': Let's send insulting messages to the town's tabloid!
-->'''Fangirl''': We don't mind the risk, insulting someone anonymously from a safe position is the best!!
-->'''Lina''': I don't want to see you anymore!! *blasts them away*

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Superboy-Prime in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' & ''ComicBook/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 ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s ''ComicBook/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."
** However, Booster Gold admonishes him and says that it's their job to prove the protestors wrong.
* The original ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' had this as well. There were a lot of old school Justice League fans who disliked the series' GenreShift into comedy, so the writers brought in Comicbook/{{Hawkman}} as an AudienceSurrogate who would constantly complain about the how he missed the "good old days."
* During his time writing ''Jungle Action'', Don [=McGregor=] was frequently criticized by white readers for not having any white characters in the book. His solution? He had Comicbook/BlackPanther fight TheKlan.
* In the first ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'', Comicbook/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]]." ComicBook/SquirrelGirl's sidekick replies in an inset: "Hey, fanboys, don't take that lying down! Write angry letters to {{Creator/Marvel}} today!"
* ''Comicbook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'':
** The first volume has a scene where Doreen is asked who could possibly hate Squirrel Girl. Her response is "Jerks?"
** Issue #8 has one for fans who refuse to accept Jane Foster as the new Comicbook/{{Thor|2014}}. When Comicbook/{{Loki}} is met by both Jane and the original Thor, he says it's nice to see the actual, ''true'' Thor instead of some [[ReplacementScrappy wannabe]], and then clarifies that the real deal he's talking about is Jane, not her predecessor.
* Likewise, there's an issue from Jane Foster's run as Thor where she fights the Absorbing Man, who is portrayed as a misogynistic JerkAss and parrots a bunch of the common talking points that Jane's detractors (and internet sexists) are fond of using in real life.
* Similarly, there's a ''Comicbook/HowardTheDuck'' back-up story where Howard meets two irate superhero impersonators who complain about how hard it is to be a white male in their line of business, because all those pesky [[AffirmativeActionLegacy women and minorities]] keep stealing all good superhero identities.
* Creator/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 critically-panned ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run had (among other things) [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] state that he didn't care if [[LeaningOnTheFourthwall "the public"]] didn't like his incarnation of the team.
* Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'' takes a shot at readers (and by extension writers and editors) who think [[UsefulNotes/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]].
* In Morrison's ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, Triumph angrily complains about how the public only cares about the A-list members of the team like Comicbook/{{Batman}}, WonderWoman and Comicbook/{{Superman}}, and how the lesser-known heroes get treated like crap no matter how hard they try. His criticisms could easily apply to the fans in the real world who only read comics starring recognizable, popular heroes, while refusing to give a chance to newer or more obscure characters.
* Similar to Grant, Creator/MarkWaid does something similar in his ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' run. When ThePunisher's new apprentice is cornered by [[FanNickname 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.
* The very first issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America]] and the Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' opens with a montage of reactions concerning the new, black Captain America. One of the people featured is a Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} type who complains about how this is all just a stunt to "appease the social justice crowd", mirroring the frequent outrage comic fans have towards the AffirmativeActionLegacy trope.
* In ''ComicBook/FungusTheBogeyman'', Creator/RaymondBriggs describes comic strips as "A form of entertainment for the simple-minded".
* The last issue of ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' is basically one big diatribe against the readers, saying that nobody read Marville because they just wanted 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.]]
* The 20th issue of ''ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater'' starts with the titular superhero addressing the most faithful fans who have been reading the series since its beginning, and going into a rant, basically calling them a bunch of losers and nerds. Finishing his speech, Wilq warns the fans that they will eventually end cosplaying the Franchise/TheWitcher while waiting for another client in a brothel for fantasy fans, located in Mysłowice - the in-universe EldritchLocation.
* Roxy from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' hates social media sites such as Faeces, shitter, and Tumblr. The series has a heavy Tumblr fanbase and attracts the type of fans who use said social sites. It's also a [[SelfDeprecation joke]] against Sophie Campbell, as she uses Tumblr.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': The passworded dungeon in "The Magic Sceptre". Of course it ends with Iznogoud forgetting the password, being trapped in there, desperately testing all permutations and snapping at the reader: "So do YOU remember it? And no turning back pages!"
* From ''[[Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen A-Babies vs. X-Babies]]'':
-->So, yeah, you're buying a book where babies fight babies. [[YouBastard What does that say about you?]]
* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic "Escape from Armageddon" had a bizarre form of this. Pretty much the entire comic is a fairly standard sci-fi heroic space fantasy, with TheChosenOne tasked by the gods to defeat his EvilTwin who is blatantly Satan and gains a svelte love interest along the way. At the end, after the hero defeats the omnicidal demonic villain, the "gods" reveal themselves to basically be upper-dimensional D&D nerds and the whole universe is part of a sick game they're playing. The hero calls them out on their dickery and letting whole planets perish for their amusement before he is simply thrown back in time so he and his lover become the new Adam and Eve.
* ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'':
** Skidd and Splat pull this in the comic.
-->'''Skidd:''' You know what has ten teeth and an I.Q. of 30?
-->'''Splat:''' The first ten rows of our audience!
** Fungus does the same in the same comic book when he decides to introduce himself just in case the readers are as ignorant as they look.
* There's a fan theory that the SuddenDownerEnding of ''ComicBook/TheOrder'', in which Ezekiel Stane curb-stomps the entire team just to piss off Tony Stark, is a metafictional Take That with Stane representing Marvel fans who are only interested in decades-old characters and don't support series starring newly-created characters.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fans 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 (if the artist is willing to go not-safe-for-work) masturbating to human filth. 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 [[SelfDeprecation the audience]] ''[[SelfDeprecation 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.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': At a showing of ''The Itchy and Scratchy Movie'', Homer complains "I can't believe we're paying to see something we get on T.V. for free!" Then the camera turns so that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he appears to be pointing at the audience]] as he adds "If you ask me, everyone in this audience is a giant sucker! Especially YOU!"
* The {{Francise/Disney Princess}}es have been mocked for always being reliant on men to save them (even when some of them did not rely on that formula). Cut to 2018, when ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternetWreckItRalph2'' takes a major jab at everyone who believes this.
-->'''[[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]:''' Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big, strong man showed up?\\
'''Vanellope:''' Yes! What is ''up'' with that?\\
'''All the other princesses:''' She ''IS'' a princess!

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* The horror satire/social commentary film ''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/TheCabinInTheWoods'' uses the same premise in a more subtle manner, where the horror movie tropes present are literally enforced because [[spoiler: the Earth will be destroyed by a rampaging EldritchAbomination or few if it doesn't happen. The audience is basically that abomination]].
* ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' leaves you with this message as its ending.
-->'''Wesley:''' What the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] have you done lately?
** Also [[InvertedTrope inverted]], in that the ending could also serve as a DareToBeBadass message for viewers.
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'': "A Jay and Silent Bob movie? Who'd pay to see that?" Followed by Holden (Ben Affleck), Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (director Kevin Smith) looking at the audience, [[BreakingTheFourthWall as Jay winks and Silent Bob grins comically]].
* ''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]]."''
* ''Film/ShockTreatment'' (the disconnected sequel to ''Film/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 ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean 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]].
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'':
** The movie doesn't shy away from going deep into the tactics of image manipulation, video virality and propaganda, which can be considered ironic since as a Hollywood movie, it employs these very tactics itself, and the audience is being made aware of how they are manipulated.
** There's also some level of RealitySubtext since a lot of what Plutarch (in particular) describes as Katniss' appeal to people could also apply to [[Creator/JenniferLawrence her actress]].
** The propos sure seem to look a lot like the trailers...
* In a way, Kylo Ren from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is one long jab at rabid Darth Vader fanboys. He's an in-universe LoonyFan who thinks Vader was the epitome of EvilIsCool, down to the point of knowing Vader redeemed himself, but [[IRejectYourReality ignoring this]] because he thinks it makes him less ideal. By the time the movie begins, Kylo Ren has invoked DarthVaderClone onto himself, and unlike real life fanboys, actually has the power to back it up. Thing is, no one takes him as seriously as they did with Vader, in-universe and out. Those who know his backstory [[note]]He was raised by both his parents, is incredibly gifted with the Force and likely knew so from a young age and never experienced any tragedy or grew up in an oppressive environment, so even when Snoke convinced him to turn to the Dark Side, he doesn't have much darkness in him beyond petulant issues with his uncle and father.[[/note]] know exactly how unjustified his attitude is, the men under his command fear him, but have seen enough [[PsychopathicManchild temper tantrums]] to not have any respect for him, and Kylo Ren himself barely understands Vader and Sith philosophy in general, and begs Vader's half-melted iconic helmet for advice. In short, Kylo Ren is a NerdInEvilsHelmet who, while [[TheHeavy powerful]], can't understand what made Vader feared in-universe, and what made him admirable to viewers.
* The main premise of the original version of ''Film/GameOfDeath'' is to prove that styles and patterns are wrong. The guardians appear as obvious stand-ins for the martial arts community of the early 1970s, that is stuck in tradition and inflexibility. This extends people who believe that Jeet Kune Do is another style or the perfect style which it isn't (it's a philosophy). Jabbar is the only fighter with an unknown, uncategorizable style and thus represents the highest level of martial arts.
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' Barclay acts like a gushing fanboy to Zephram Cochrane while Geordi and especially Riker seem embarrassed by this.

* 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.
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's short story ''Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas'' describes the utopian city of Omelas before revealing the horrible secret behind its prosperity. Throughout the story, it is emphasized that the audience would never believe the story if not for this dark element, and the narrator seems to be berating the audience for being unwilling to accept that Utopia could actually exist without a price.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Done to an extreme extent by ''Series/{{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.
* The FanDumb and HateDumb in ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' was so strong that it compelled the writers to change Emily's endgame from being with her OneTrueLove to being with her OneTruePairing. It was lampshaded in the show too:
-->'''Emily:''' Nobody wanted this.
-->'''Paige:'''Someobody did, they just didn't ask any of us.
* In ''Series/TheLateLateShow'', the live studio are often called dirty hobos who [[SelfDeprecation are only attending 'cause they were bribed with food]].
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** In "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBackwards 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 "[[Recap/RedDwarfBackToEarth 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 "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIEmohawkPolymorphII Emohawk Polymorph II]]", 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!''
* ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', especially the earlier series. A tie-in book even claimed the 'typical' ''HIGNFY'' fan was a SerialKiller.
* The videogames episode of ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'' concludes:
-->'''Creator/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 ''Series/NathanBarley'' (a collaboration between Creator/CharlieBrooker and Creator/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}}''. Creator/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 ''Series/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 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 subtext that isn't actually there]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Whizzkid, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy 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), despite not having even SEEN it in the past. As described in the page quote, he meets a nasty end.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]", Lance, the alien villain's human dupe, is an obnoxious intellectual and social snob who is given a lengthy speech mocking popular culture, and is willing to see the entire rest of the human race wiped out if it means he gets to see the wonders of the universe. As such, he looks a lot like a venomous caricature of the faction of fans who complained that the Creator/RussellTDavies era of the show had too many stories set on contemporary Earth, not enough SpaceOpera spectacle, and too many mainstream pop culture references.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople 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. There also is a smaller, similarly annoying group of ''Who'' fans who dislike Matt Smith and every Doctor since Tom Baker, for no reason other than they aren't Creator/TomBaker. 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''': '''(Tom Baker's voice)''' Would you like a jelly baby? ''(screaming)'' '''(David Tennant's Voice)''' Hello, I'm the Doctor. '''(Matt Smith's Voice)''' No! Let it go! We've moved on!
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]" has {{Cosplay}}ing Doctor-fangirl Osgood who, despite being a wholly sympathetic character and fan favorite from her previous appearance in "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]", gets murdered while wearing the Tenth Doctor's [[NiceShoes signature shoes]] and the Eleventh Doctor's [[IconicOutfit bow tie]]. Combine that with the scene at the climax of the episode when the Twelfth Doctor announces that he's not a good man (referencing the Eleventh Doctor's 'good man' arc) and that he's not a MessianicArchetype (like the Tenth Doctor was) but 'an idiot with a screwdriver', and it is a pretty solid urging for fans obsessed with the past two Doctors to move on. (Note, however, that [[spoiler: there were actually two Osgoods by that point: the original and her Zygon double. One of them -- even the Doctor doesn't know which -- appears in the following season, gets to be his temporary companion, and even gets a new "sister" at the 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.
* PlayedForDrama in the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' Season 3 finale. When [[InsufferableGenius Gaius Baltar]] is placed on trial, Lee Adama gets called to the stand to explain exactly why the panel should vote to acquit. He delivers a blistering monologue about how everybody in the Fleet has been willing to [[EasilyForgiven forgive the various transgressions]] committed throughout the series, and how quickly they changed their mind for this one person.
* ''Series/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 ''Series/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 rehearses 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 ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', Creator/StephenColbert jokingly suggested most of the viewers of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' are illiterate.
* From ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', a series that stars nerd icons Sir Creator/IanMcKellen[[note]][[Film/XMenFilmSeries Magneto]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], etc.[[/note]] and Sir Creator/DerekJacobi[[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."
* The 2014 ''Series/SesameStreet'' episode "Me Am What Me Am" is a direct TakeThat to the large number of former fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks deriding Cookie Monster's now-healthier eating habits by calling him "Veggie Monster"]]. In the episode, a very persistent news reporter gets everybody ''in-universe'' to start calling him that as well, and he gets very insecure about his identity because of it.
* ''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.
** In fact, the show portrays any adult guy who is interested in horror fiction or other geeky hobbies as a pathetic loser who can't get laid. The most positive depiction as of the end of Season 4 was a couple of not-conventionally-attractive, working class guys, who were in a happy relationship with each other.[[note]]These two in particular were even named after real people on the ''Television Without Pity'' website, and considering the show's writers' longstanding habit of using insinuations of male homosexuality as an insulting joke, the depiction might not even have been meant to be read as positive.[[/note]] But every straight fan or even regular characters who admit to knowing geeky stuff get some line accusing them of being socially incompetent nerds.
** There's also this gem against the [[IncestYayShipping Incest Shipping]] YaoiFangirls.
-->'''Dean:''' What’s a slash fan?
-->'''Sam:''' As in Sam slash Dean... Together.
-->'''Dean:''' Like... ''together'' together?
-->'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->'''Dean:'''...They do know we’re brothers, right?
-->'''Sam:''' Doesn’t seem to matter.
-->'''Dean:''' [[NoJustNoReaction Aw, come on. That's... that’s just]] ''{{sick| And Wrong}}''.
*** This kind of fan is also depicted in the recurring character of Becky, who may have been meant as an affectionate parody, but mostly just comes across as creepy and insulting, because she keeps on sexually harrassing Sam.
* ''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.
* In the finale of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Season 2, the character Kara, who is in a rather unhealthy relationship with Grant Ward (a villainous character who previously betrayed the team), says she will "always stand with Ward". This is in reference to the #standwithward hashtag coined by fans who believed that Ward had a legitimate enough FreudianExcuse with his abusive childhood to warrant redemption, [[DracoInLeatherPants was just misunderstood]], or both. The plotline ends with [[spoiler: Ward accidentally shooting Kara when she's in disguise as someone else, and then willingly rejoining HYDRA]].
** Even earlier than that, Season 1 has a scene where Ward tries to defend his affiliation with HYDRA by claiming that they aren't actually Nazis. Skye shuts him down and says in no uncertain terms that HYDRA was founded by the ComicBook/RedSkull, "A big fat Nazi." Through to be fair to Ward, HYDRA's ties to Nazi ideology in the MCU are arguably much more blurred than in contrast to the 616-verse comics. (Season 3 even reveals that [[spoiler:HYDRA predates the Nazis by a long shot]], though Ward may not have known that.)
** In general, the show has gone to great lengths to shut down the vocal fanbase that wants Ward to be 'redeemed' and pull a HeelFaceTurn, particular the [=SkyeWard=] shippers. In "What They Became", Ward frees Skye after HYDRA capture her; the second he turns his back on her, she shoots him repeatedly. In "The Dirty Half-Dozen", Ward briefly rejoins the team in an "enemy of my enemy" scenario and tries to convince them that he's sorry for what he did and misses the bond they used to have; they react with disgust, Skye declares that she's glad she shot him, and the others loudly wish that she'd shot him in the head. "Chaos Theory" in season 3 has Ward declaring "I don't need redemption," having taken over as the new HYDRA head. "Closure" brings up Ward's brother Thomas, who had the same {{Freudian Excuse}}s Grant did but ''didn't'' become a psychopath. Finally, in "Maveth" he claims he's let go of his personal demons and is ready to serve a higher purpose, but by that he means he'll be a VisionaryVillain instead of being out for himself. And by that time he had pissed off Coulson with one of his earlier KickTheDog actions, and Coulson kills him the minute he gets the chance.
* The season 2 finale of ''Series/TheFall'' features Stella interviewing Paul and delivering a ShutUpHannibal speech that includes slapping down the type of people who find him fascinating; during the line "the people who like to read and watch programmes about people like you", the camera angle briefly cuts so that Gillian Anderson is directly addressing the audience.
* In season 2, episode 6 of ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'', the boys find a note from Jacob that appears onscreen for a matter of seconds. At the bottom of the note is a line that reads "If you are freeze framing this on DVD your (sic) fucked."
* ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' had an exchange following TheReveal [[spoiler:of the Wiz as an ordinary woman in disguise]] interpreted as the script calling out whatever viewers would object to director Kenny Leon casting Music/QueenLatifah as the usually-male Wiz.
-->'''Dorothy:''' ''(to her shocked companions)'' And what's wrong with [[spoiler:bein' a woman]]?\\
'''Tin Man:''' Uh, nothin'...\\
'''Dorothy:''' That's right! Nothin' wrong with [[spoiler:bein' a woman]]. I don't know where y'all fools learned y'all manners.
* ''Series/OnlyConnect'' frequently ends with Victoria making some kind of comment about the sad, nerdy viewers. When she's not commenting on the sad, nerdy contestants or the sad, nerdy people who came up with the incomprehensible elimination method.
* ''Series/DearWhitePeople'': Quite a few exchanges, particularly Sam's rants on her "Dear White People" radio show, can and are most probably meant to directly address certain [[HateDumb audience members]] of the series as well as those who [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch did not bother watching]] because of the title:
--> '''Sam:''' ''Dear white people... wow. Y'all really trying it. I get that being reduced to a race-based generalization is a new and devastating experience for some of you, but here's the difference. My jokes don't incarcerate your youth at alarming rates or make it unsafe for you to walk around your own neighborhoods. But yours do. When you mock or belittle us, you enforce an existing system. Cops everywhere staring down the barrel of a gun at a black man don't see a human being. They see a caricature... a thug... a nigger.''
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' angered fans by killing off Laurel Lance in season 4. Then ''Series/TheFlash2014'' introduced Black Siren, Laurel's counterpart from Earth-2 who was a metahuman criminal. In season 5 of ''Arrow'', Siren returned, posing as Laurel first before attacking the team. This naturally led to fans speculating and pushing that Siren be redeemed to join the team as a hero. Instead, season 6 has shown Siren to be a vicious monster, killing people when she doesn't need to and even loving how she's torturing her "father" by having him see the spitting image of his daughter as a criminal. Needless to say, the concept of her "redemption" is now dead.
* A lot of former fans have noticed ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' kind of seems to hate its own fanbase. The idea is that it hyper-focuses on what a special, smartypants, important boy Sherlock is, which makes the mysteries (which should be the focus of a mystery show) fall by the wayside, and whenever super-fans of the show would try to patch up or explain plotholes, the creators would [[HideYourLesbians react with disgust.]] Most damningly, season three featured literal caricatures of its own biggest fans. And of course, the ShipperOnDeck FanGirl is treated with open contempt ''even by the other characters in-universe.''
* ''Series/TheGrandTour'': The season 2 episode "Unscripted," leveled at fans who frequently complain about how scripted this so-called unscripted show has become. By having a segment without a basic script to use as an outline, it shows how things go wrong without the rough ideas in place since tracks can't be found or booked in time, the presenters wander aimlessly since routes go unplanned, everyone picks a completely different type of car to test, Clarkson takes ages to come up with hyperbolic analogies about the car's systems, May engages in a build challenge entirely by himself, and so on.

* 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.

* 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 — leave us alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t 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.
* 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"
* Music/{{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.
* Music/FrankZappa: "This here song might offend you some. If it does it's because you're dumb."
* Music/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?"
** 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!"
* Music/{{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 Music/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.
* The Music/DeadKennedys weren't very happy with how they were becoming popular with neo-Nazi punks misinterpreting their songs, so eventually they wrote a track just for them, entitled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MkRuV0aCcI "Nazi Punks Fuck Off"]].
* Music/AndrewJacksonJihad combines this with SelfDeprecation in "We Didn't Come Here to Rock", accusing their listeners of being more interested in bashing art than actually enjoying it. It's a common feature at their live shows.
* From the live concert on the deluxe version of Music/{{Sabaton}}'s ''Heroes'' album: "For those of you who don't speak Swedish, welcome to the Sabaton Cruise. And if you want to know what I'm saying, you better fucking learn Swedish!" Also, him telling the Polish members of the audience that [[TheUnpronounceable "you gotta make your city names easier"]].

* ''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!''"
** One of Red's quotes when starting a new game is "Jerk alert!"
* 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 Simpson:''' 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!"
* One-Eye the talking skull from ''Pinball/BoneBusters'' has these among his repertoire.
-->'''One-Eye:''' "You're a bonehead!"
* ''Pinball/{{Congo}}'' has Amy the gorilla insult the player after a tilt:
-->"Player one ugly."
* Tilting ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'' prompts Vince [=McMahon=] to yell "That's a cheap shot!"

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* Wrestling/BrianPillman's infamous "smart mark" promo in the Wrestling/{{ECW}} Arena is one enormous middle finger to the much more inside ECW fans. He even compared them to the much maligned Wrestling/EricBischoff [[CrossingTheLineTwice to prove his point]].
* On the final Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon took the opportunity to not only bury the company but also all the "Southern rednecks" who watched it.
* This was basically what Wrestling/{{WWE}} did when it buried Daniel Puder and [[Wrestling/LowKi "Kaval"]] after it let fans vote for who they wanted to win Tough Enough and NXT, respectively, and the two of them won by landslides, instead giving near endless screen time to inferior runner ups the Miz and Michael [=McGilicutty=]. The Miz would even do interviews talking about proving wrong the people who said he didn't belong in pro wrestling because he didn't do MMA, a direct reference to Puder, who was so popular because of his UFC background, something WWE [[{{Hypocrite}} later]] embraced with Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Meanwhile TheScrappy commentator Wrestling/MichaelCole openly mocked "the internet nerds who voted for Kaval." while otherwise [[{{Hypocrite}} endlessly shilling internet social media programs shitter and tout.]] While Daniel Puder reportedly had issues that led to his release, giving WWE a (petty) reason to aggravate potential customers who wanted to see him, Wrestling/KurtAngle had broken three of Chris Nawrocki's ribs before Puder "shot" on him so it wasn't as if attitude problems [[DoubleStandard were exclusive to Puder]]. Kaval on the other hand was reportedly on his best behavior but told there was nothing for him and made to do the {{job|ber}} till he asked for a release[[note]]and even that's a {{half truth}}, as Kaval had asked for his release before NXT but was kept around till they decided to fire him.[[/note]]. Kaval would get the last laugh as he then put on better matches than anything WWE recorded all year in Wrestling/{{New Japan| Pro Wrestling}} with [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Prince Devitt]], whom WWE then hired. Kaval's insulted fans? Not so much.
* Would be WWE rival Wrestling/{{TNA}} is not above mocking its fan base or reducing the time of wrestlers the large majority of its base tells them it wants to see. While it has listened to [[CrowdChant the roars]] of "Wrestling/AustinAries" and ''mostly'' treated him well since he was voted into the promotion, when [[Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness Desmond Wolfe]] was voted by fans to be most deserving of a World Title shot, TNA not only had him lose that title shot, but proceeded to bury Wolfe for the rest of his run, sometimes having him lose multiple times in a single night. Eventually, Wolfe would look for ways out of his contract and return to Wrestling/RingOfHonor (where he got screwed by the Sinclair suits, but that's [[ScrewedByTheNetwork another topic]]). Though TNA would be VindicatedByHistory on the Wolfe case, as it later turned out that his health issues were writing the plot for a lot of this.
* After ''Glory By Honor VII: The Final Countdown'', the [=RoHbots=] started chanting "Twinkies" during Austin Aries's matches till at Super Card Of Honor later that year, he brought a bag of "Golden Snack Cakes" as a peace offering to [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]], so the fans started chanting "Golden Snack Cakes" instead, leading Aries to call them puppets.
* The TNA fans in the Impact Zone were told they had a "Role to play." which was apparently not boo Wrestling/HulkHogan, as they had done for a few weeks, including the one prior when he made his big debut. Not boo Hogan and not demand for the return of the six sided ring. Ring Of Honor would turn this one into a TakeThat to TNA at its 2010 ''Gold Rush'' pay per view, when after the dark matches the [=RoH=]bots too were told they had a role to play, which was to chant ROH when the camera comes on, which they did at every taping anyway until [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Yes]] chants became all the rage.
* TNA rejecting The Big O after he placed in the top five among fan votes regarding their "Gut Check Challenge" was also this trope in action.
* In the quote/unquote "Reality Era", both [=WWE=] and [=TNA=] on-screen authority figures have seemed to have gotten very good at mocking fans who support SmartMark internet favorites, either by teasing success for said favorites only to snatch it away in lieu of more conventional choices for the main event scene, or by straight up getting on the mike and comparing such fans to spoiled crybabies that whine when they don't get what they want.
* In a much less mean spirited, more comical take on this trope, [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]], in response to the fans in New York chanting "ECW" despite aunt Dixie's insistence that they would get TNA sued, put together [[PowerStable a team called ECW]] consisting of ECW's final champion Wrestling/{{Rhyno}}, the final WWECW Champion Rycklon Stevens (who became Ezekiel Jackson when WWE hired him) and Gene Snitsky ([[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers who had little to nothing to do with ECW]]).
* There is a growing sentiment among SmartMark WWE fans that this is the legitimate mindset of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, arguing that he's ignoring entire roster in his desperate attempts to get Wrestling/RomanReigns over the way the he wants him to. Thanks to the destruction of {{kayfabe}} back in the late 90s, even the average casual fan has a vague grasp of how things are booked in the company, leading to a lot of XPacHeat against Reigns, even though [[MisBlamed Reigns can't control how he's booked]].

* A staple part of the humour in ''Radio/TheNowShow'' is making fun of [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Radio 4]] listeners.
* Part of the (very thorough) SelfDeprecatingHumour of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''.
* Pretty much every episode of the XFM ''Radio/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.
* And in the U.S., the NPR news quiz ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' regularly enjoys making fun of its listeners as the sort who were beaten up and stuffed in their lockers at school, studying in the library while everyone else was partying and playing beer pong, etc.

* ''Violence[[TradeSnark ™]]: 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 tinker’s 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.''

* Creator/{{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 corrupt!" (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 ''Theatre/{{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 ''Theatre/LuckyGuy'', Courtney Vance's character Hap Harrison says the time period is from 1985 to 1998. “(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 some performances, the audience responds "harshly" to this, briefly taking Harrison aback.
* The "Pyramus and Thisbe" sequence in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', featuring a pair of doomed lovers killing themselves because they couldn't be together, was almost certainly a TakeThat aimed squarely at fans of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' who failed to grasp that the romance therein was not supposed to be taken as a great love.
* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': In "Kitsch", Lucheni the narrator mocks the audience for expecting a pretty fairy tale about the lovely empress and her handsome husband. Note that the audiences of the original production went in expecting exactly that. Including the original actor for Death, Uwe Kröger, who had hoped to be cast as Emperor Franz-Josef.
* Some versions of "Master of the House" in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' contain these lines in reference to the numerous alcoholics and other generally-not-well-off patrons of Thenardier's inn:
--->'''Thenardier''': Homing pigeons, homing in
---> They fall through my doors
---> And their money's good as yours!

[[folder: Toys]]
* A more affectionate example than many of the other examples here is when, in ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}},'' [[MotorMouth Vezon]] complains about [[TheStoic Trinuma]] not answering "any of his hundred ten questions. Or the follow-ups," a LeaningOnTheFourthWall nod to the vast amount of questions [[LineToGod that the author gets about the story]], some of which inevitably go unanswered.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* When losing ''Bokosuka Wars'':
-->'''WOW! YOU LOSE!'''
* ''VideoGame/{{Starflight}}'': A newspaper you can find on the ruins of Earth discusses how people in the distant past (the present time) would spend countless hours in front of screens and living out fantasies. The article goes on to state that the historians believed it caused the downfall of society.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** Do really badly in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'' 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 a VocalMinority of rape fantasy loving otaku in the Japanese fandom, Unfortunately, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale no attention was paid to the women who enjoy such hentai]].
* In ''VideoGame/GettingOverItWithBennettFoddy'', one of Foddy's quips is that people who choose to watch LetsPlay videos of the game instead of playing it are like "baby birds eating regurgitated food".
* ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'':
** In the first game, 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 Pokémon as tools and only care about competing seems to be a jab against the StopHavingFunGuys part of the fandom. Karen from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold and Silver]]'' delivers a similar TakeThat:
-->'''Karen''': Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled Trainers should try to win with the Pokémon they love best.
* In ''VisualNovel/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 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 ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' level editor will call you a moron if you try to confuse its ship naming system.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' 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?"
* A subtle one is in the Infocom game ''VideoGame/{{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 ''Film/{{Witness}}''... which is to say, not very competent at all.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has M'aiq the Lair, a recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter who has appeared in every game since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the audience (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]]. Many of his comments are [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] StrawFan-like comments regarding features that fans have wanted in the series, elements from past games that were removed from later games, or is commenting on features Bethesda ''finally'' delivered after years of fan demand.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''Sonic 1 Remastered'', a ROMHack of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'', changes the text on the normal "No Chaos Emeralds" screen from "SPECIAL STAGE" to "YOU SUCK AT SPECIAL STAGES".
** 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]].
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', 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.]]
* ''{{Undertale}}'':
** If the player kills a lot but not all of the monsters in the game, [[spoiler:Sans will mock you for your lack of drive, saying that if you're going to be a killer, you're kind of half-hearted about it. Not only does he call you a horrible person, but he then declares that ''you suck at being evil''.]]
** Every time you die to [[spoiler:Sans]] at the end of a Genocide Run, he mocks you for dying with his never-fading smile on his face. The snarky comments get increasingly harsher every time you die, essentially rubbing salt on the wound until he simply decides to stop counting when you reach 12 deaths, simply brushing you off and saying "let's just get to the point".
** [[spoiler:Sans]] as a boss himself is a huge "Fuck you" to the audience, as he essentially [[spoiler:[[SNKBoss breaks every rule established in the game]] to [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] become ThatOneBoss, acknowledges he's breaking said rules and taunts you]], grinning all the way through.
--->'''[[spoiler:Sans]]:''' [[spoiler:What? you think i'm just going to stand there and take it?]]
** The game also contains jabs at players who helped crowdfund the game, delivered by the shopkeeper at Snowdin Town, and to the audience of YouTube Let's Play channels, delivered by Flowey.
--->'''Flowey:''' At least we're better than those sickos that stand around and WATCH it happen.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The game 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 [[Film/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.
** The short story "Over Water" was about a bitter Alliance soldier who felt that Varian's decision to make peace with the Horde after the Siege of Orgrimmar [[KarmaHoudini let them off the hook with no real consequences]] and denied the Alliance a chance at some well-deserved payback for the numerous atrocities the Horde had committed during the war, an obvious stand in for pro-Alliance players who'd been voicing the same complaints. During the story, he encounters a group of Pandaren fishermen who teach him that it's not about how many Orcs you kill, but how good a story you can get out of it. [[MetaFiction Obvious meta is obvious.]]
** A quick one targeted at people complaining that Pandaren were going to bring a bunch of [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]] into the game comes from one of the female Pandaren /silly emotes.
--->'''Female Pandaren''': "I was talking to this Tauren the other day- no, Worgen. Ugh, which one's a cow and which one's a dog? All these talking animals are stupid!"
** In Legion leatherworks get a quest to make barding for mounts, to keep you from being dismounted when attacked. The quest NPC says "I keep telling people to stop running through packs of wild animals, but apparently that's not the fastest way to travel."
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/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 as the game culminates in an incident where [[spoiler:the player murders innocent civilians]] and blasts the player for finding violence fun. 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."
-->'''Konrad''': The truth, Walker, is that you're here because you wanted to feel like something you're not. ''[[HeroicWannabe A hero]]''.
** [[http://tinysubversions.com/game/ywhtwt/ Mocked in You Were Hallucinating the Whole Time]], which uses the games' logic of accusing you for finding entertainment fun on classic video games.
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'': The infamous sword.
--> "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.]]" \\
* The UsefulNotes/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]].
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** Creator/ValveSoftware pokes fun at a specific type of modders 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.
** The In-game explanation for fan-made items in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is that the company supplying the mercs is conning them by buying items the Mercs made and selling them to their teammates and opponents. This is technically what Valve is doing in reality, except the fans know they're doing it for free.
** Some of the item descriptions and {{Flavor Text}}s count as these:
*** Boston Basher: "On hit: bleed for 5 seconds. On miss: hit yourself. Idiot."
*** Ullapool Caber: "High yield Scottish face removal. A sober person would throw it..."
* ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'':
** The following exchange:
--->'''[[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam]]:''' Hey! I thought we were all friends here?\\
'''Max:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall It's playing computer poker by itself,]] Sam. It doesn't ''have'' any friends.
** If the player is eliminated from the tournament:
--->'''Claptrap''': You can't leave now! If you're gone, who'll regale me with tales of their epic battles with hygiene and interpersonal relationships?
** [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] (the dealer) does this basically every single time she speaks to you. But then again, it is SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS after all...

[[folder: Although usually a sign of a weak hand, a check can also be used to disguise a stronger hand. In your case, I'll assume it's a sign of confusion. ]]


[[folder: The judicious poker player knows the importance of a well-timed fold. And then there's you. ]]


[[folder: Wow. That was a clever move that won't come back to bite you in your ample posterior. ]]


[[folder: Congratulations, you've stopped listening to your frontal lobe and are going with your gut, where all the feces are. ]]


[[folder: The player has been eliminated due to lack of funds. And intelligence. ]]

* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'' features dragons who basically rule over the world, and are also complete and utter bastards. At one point in the ''Dragonfall'' campaign, the player is given the option to [[spoiler: side with the villain and TakeAThirdOption to kill them all.]] If you do this, the game not only goes to great pains to point out how horrible you are, but the epilogue specifically spells out that [[spoiler: the dragons were holding back an even greater evil and you've [[NiceJobBreakingItHero just doomed the entire human race to a horrific death.]]]]
* 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.
* Cranky Kong in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series does this all the time. His end quote in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' manual translates to 'buy the strategy or just get better at the game', and his comments in the games themselves come down to 'stop dying and you won't have to buy all these expensive items'. Like ''Crash into too many things, and even this stuff won't save you''. Or ''Why are you falling into holes anyway?'' And that's not even getting into what he said when he took over Nintendo of America's Twitter account.. ''Old enough to remember when falling in a pit in a platformer was called “lack of skill” and not “cheap.”''
* If you lose a life when playing through Ashley's story mode/microgames in ''VideoGame/WarioWare'', the character will pretty much call you an idiot in the process.
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. The entirety of chapter 3 is one long TakeThat aimed at Nintendo's fanboys/audience. Complete with a stereotypical nerd called Francis who complains about video games he hasn't played on internet message boards and talks about how his first love was an anime character.
* There is a point in ''VideoGame/{{GUN}}'' where you have to break out of a jail cell by grabbing the jailor as he drunkenly stumbles into your reach. If you miss the first time, he does the same maneuver again, with different dialogue. Miss three times in a row, however, and the only new dialogue you get is "You are the dumbest sumbitch I ever seen", which is obviously aimed at the ''player''.
* The trailer for the Edition Select mode for ''Ultra VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' opens with a man representing a fanboy tossing and turning in bed, having nightmares about Sagat's new balanced gameplay and clutching a piece of paper with things like "FIREBALLS TAKE NO DAMAGE!!!!! UPPERCUT TAKES NO DAMAGE!!!!!" written on it to his chest.
* The Cloaker enemy in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall tears down several fourth walls]] to insult and mock the fans that would soon be complaining about him since his kick attacks are a OneHitKill.
--> '''Cloaker''': Now go to the forums and cry like the little bitch you are!
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has one scene that shows a band of adventurers disbanding over a healer who not only sucked at her job, but she sucked so bad that her fiance died in the dungeon they were exploring. The spat between the adventurers is a jab at players who constantly argue and point fingers at each other whenever something goes wrong.
* ''Hidden Expedition: Everest'' does this lightly on the opening screen by describing one of the competing teams as made up of people who think they can climb Everest because "they've done it hundreds of times in video games!"
* In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA 3]]'', try to ''walk'' into the spot that starts the car race. You get a message that this is supposed to be a car race (duh). And that you are an idiot.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV V]]'' have many on their custom radio stations, calling the player lonely, selfish, and a pirate with terrible taste in music.
--> "Thank God you didn't pay for that record! It's awful!"
--> "Imagine a warm musical cocoon you can crawl into and ignore everyone else".
* If you exit a room in ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'' before you've killed every robot in it: [[/folder]]

[[folder: "Chicken! Fight like a robot!" ]]

* After an update in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', Callie and Marie will snark on-air regarding the behavior of certain [[SmallNameBigEgo fatheaded players]] who think [[{{Scrub}} certain weapons are overpowered]] or [[NeverMyFault blame their team for their own shortcomings]].
* Completing the Creator/{{Treasure}}'s Best folder in ''VideoGame/BangaiO Spirits'' results in an ending in which the protagonists explain that the ending solely exists to prevent players from complaining about [[AWinnerIsYou a lack of one]]. They also discourage you from selling the game [[ItsShortSoItSucks because it's too short]] and encourage you to exchange custom levels with the LevelEditor.
* Not far into ''VisualNovel/{{Cinders}}'', an adaptation of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', the protagonist reads a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of ''Cinderella'' and sermonizes on how it's misogynist for having a DamselInDistress character because of PositiveDiscrimination, the Girls Need Role Models variation. (Not that this stopped the creators from advertising their game as "a mature take on a classic fairytale".)
-->'''Game blurb:''' Distancing itself from the judgmental simplicity of ''[Cinderella]'', Cinders tries to explore the more complex nature of oppression, responsibility and innocence.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' has a trio of laughing lips in its custom sound library. Many a mischievous course creator can set them up so that they [[ComedicSociopathy laugh at the player's shortcomings]], some going as far as to make them laugh at ''[[HaveANiceDeath you dying.]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a staggering '''900''' Korok Seeds to collect in the game, given to a giant Korok named Hestu who will upgrade your inventory space in exchange. But you only need about half of the seeds to get all of the upgrades. What happens when you get all of them? Do you get infinite inventory space? An awesome InfinityPlusOneSword? Nope, you get "Hestu's Gift", [[spoiler:a Korok Seed shaped like a giant golden poop that does nothing but let you watch him dance whenever you want]].
* ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'' has Teriyaki Yoko insulting Lammy and not so subtly insulting the player at the same time should you fail the stage.
--> '''Yoko''': Start all over! You should be banned from every game!
--> '''Lammy''': From every game!? Even this one?
* While ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' didn't really insult you for failing, the sequel will gladly mock you and Parappa for screwing up:
--> '''Beard Burger Master''': Aw man! That was bad! And what's with this noodle thing?
--> '''Beard Burger Master''' (if you drop below Cool rank): Rest in peace? More like rest in agony!
--> '''Guru Ant''': What a kid. You're too immature for me. Get out of here!
--> '''Instructor Moosesha''': You're the worst! Come back next year why don't you?
* A particularly vicious and [[BrokenBase controversial]] one forms the big [[TheReveal reveal]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3''. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the characters are in fact participants on a ''Danganronpa''-themed TV show, which is being broadcast to the entire world, and is in fact on it's ''fifty-third season'' (this being where the "V3" in the title come from; the "V" is a Roman numeral 5[[note]]Technically, it should be "L", which is the Roman numeral for 50[[/note]]); the show is immensely popular, with people around the world trying to guess who will be murdered and who the mastermind is, and all the students volunteered to have false memories implanted in order to participate. The game goes to great lengths to call out people who constantly demand more ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' games (or else create their own stories) for the same reasons as the audience in the game: to find out what happens each time.]] To say the fanbase is split on this particular twist would be an understatement, although some who defend the ending argue that it wasn't meant to be seen that way.
* Paradox Interactive's DLC prices are not free of criticism, which they are well aware of. In ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' an extremely rare event can occur, where peasants ask for more [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything fancy 'buns', with better toppings and taste, for the same price of regular 'buns']]. The possible reactions are:
--> Give them buns! (lose prestige)
--> Buns for all! (lose paper mana)
--> No bun for you! (lose bird mana)
--> My preciousss bunss! (lose sword mana)
* The story of ''Urban Legend In Limbo'' could be seen as one for the part of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanbase that sees Gensokyo as a utopia and want to live there and make friends with everyone (a very prevalent attitude, given the sheer number of "Gappy Stu" fanfics centered on obvious self-inserts who somehow end up in Gensokyo). Oh, you want to go to Gensokyo and have fun there, eh? Well, so did a young [[PsychicPowers psychic]] named Sumireko. In the process, she caused an incident, damaged the Barrier, angered absolutely everyone, and got brutally beaten by a bunch of the residents until she was left traumatized and terrified to the point of nearly '''destroying''' Gensokyo out of desperation. Oh, and she was also an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler:the Lunarians, and helped set up an invasion.]] The takeaway is clear: [[EvilIsNotAToy Gensokyo is not your playground]], and if you tamper with it for your personal amusement, '''the locals can and will destroy you'''. Admittedly, Sumireko does eventually start making friends in Gensokyo, but not before getting a harsh warning that [[NotSoHarmless regardless of what they may look like, these cute girls are powerful youkai, and youkai like to attack humans]].
* In the point-and-click game ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst]]'' (and both ''Dire Grove'' and ''13th Skull'' when the crime computer is on "Snarky" mode), using an object at the wrong place earns the player some, errr, ''peculiar'' remarks, like "YOU don't have to worry about [[BrainFood brain-eating zombies]]", "Somewhere, a town is missing it's idiot" or "Is a cat walking on your keyboard?".
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' sees the Red Hood quip after an opponet's first health bar empties is "Let's take a vote," a reference to the infamous poll dictating Jason's fate in ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily''.
* In ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', if the player's assistant is *Hyun-ae, they have to make a cake for her. Not an in-game cake; *Hyun-ae tasks you with making an actual cake in real life to enjoy with her. If you try to refuse, or if you agree to it and don't wait out the time typically needed to make a cake, she'll chew you out for only treating her as a series of {{Event Flag}}s and accuse you of only playing {{Dating Sim}}s for the sexual content. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* 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.
--> '''Strong Bad''': Just like you did zombies, pirates, ninjas, and Strong Bad! Er, wait, no. Yeah!
** A promo video for ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' had Strong Bad [[TitleDrop dropping the title]] of the game, then [[AsideComment turning to the audience]] and adding, "But ''you'' can play, too."
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
** This dialogue (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.
* TheStinger of the WebAnimation/YouTubePoop "Gaston and Frollo Get a Life" has Frollo telling the viewers "For the love of God, don't just quote me, leave a more clever comment! And learn how to spell!"
* Much like it's canonical counterpart, the ''WebAnimation/DiamondInTheRoughTouhou'' (a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan movie) deals with tons of "Gappy Stus" (a type of MarySue character incredibly prevalent in ''Touhou'' FanFiction which somehow arrives in Gensokyo, may get some powers, and then messes things up for their own amusement) coming to Gensokyo, having fun at the expense of everyone[[spoiler:, and getting viciously murdered and harvested by Yukari when they slip up and make a huge mistake of some kind.]] The movie proper is about one of these types and while, initially, he is the same kind of self-unaware and unrepentant jerk that doesn't realize how Gensokyo is not a fairy tale playground while he causes a lot of trouble, he does eventually turn around and try to help out. [[FromBadToWorse Which only makes it worse.]] [[spoiler:At the end, he dies, though unlike every other example, he did achieve forgiveness and was allowed reincarnation rather than a one-way trip straight to {{Hell}}.]] Aesop for the audience and fan fic writers in particular: leave it to professionals like Reimu or Marisa, not some random kid [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* 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 GenreSavvy.
-->'''Tarquin:''' It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable.
** Taken to further irony levels when Thog accidentally kills a fan of his in the arena audience.
* Played seriously in ''Webcomic/TerminalLance''. A photo of [[http://terminallance.com/2013/05/17/terminal-lance-presidential-service/ a boot corporal holding an umbrella for the President while he gave a speech]] was met with derision and declarations to tell him to hold his own umbrella...from TalkingHeads to other servicefolk[[note]](for the uninitiated, the POTUS is the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces, and is ''everyone's'' commanding officer.[[/note]] The strip has the corporal complain, whereupon the President about tears his head off, and author Max Uriarte directly calls out the people who said this in TheRant.
-->'''Uriarte''': “I would have told him to fuck off and hold his own umbrella.” [[DefiedTrope No you wouldn’t. Shut up]]. We’re Marines, if '''''the President of the fucking United States''''' asks you to hold a fucking umbrella, '''''you hold a fucking umbrella.''''' [...] He’s the President, he rates an umbrella. Get over it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* 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.
* ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' 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...
* ''WebVideo/AMVHell'' during its Challenge series had nearly OnceAnEpisode appearances of WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}, eliciting complaints from fans that she was a Western cartoon and so didn't belong in an anime compilation. In Challenge 19 an entire clip was dedicated to Jem singing while pasted clips of user comments and her ''Japanese'' creator mocked the whiners. During the voting for best clip in that video, it tied for first.
* ''WebVideo/MedukaMeguca'': After the creators received a massive amount of hate-mail for how long episodes took to come out, they used [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kyoko's]] after-episode scene to tell the [[FairWeatherFriend 'fans']] what the team thought of their responses - [[TakeThat even replying directly to a few]] - and culminating in a simple message: "Sending nasty messages won't make an episode come out any faster [...] ''Leave Director Chii alone''."
* The LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} have had more than a few moments of this, largely in response to the FanDumb and StopHavingFunGuys.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMYxImN6EBo this episode]] of ''Yognews'', LetsPlay/LewisBrindley addresses just why comments were turned off for nearly two moons, at which point we see various Yogscast members interrupt him.
-->'''LetsPlay/SimonLane:''' FIRST! FIRST!
-->'''LetsPlay/{{Sjin}}:''' FIRST... second...
-->'''LetsPlay/DuncanJones:''' [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated Is Simon really dead?]] [[note]]This was after the infamous Google Plus changeover on Website/YouTube, resulting in waves of people claiming that Simon Lane was dead and trying to scam Yognauts out of money. This was the main reason why the comments section was banned, though all the other comments had something to do with it too.[[/note]]
-->'''LetsPlay/HannahRutherford:''' Is this ''Podcast/TheYoGPoD''? More Yogpod! More Yogpod!
-->'''[[Music/{{Area 11}} Parv]]:''' '''[[AttentionWhore Please check out my channel!]]''' It's Youtube dot com, forward slash [=ParvPlays=]!
-->'''LetsPlay/KimRichards:''' Um, um... [[ArtistDisillusionment where's]] ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Shadow of Israphel]]''?
-->'''Simon:''' Hi, hi! My seven year old daughter watched the Yogscast... [[MoralGuardians YOU SWORE]] [[InsaneTrollLogic AND NOW SHE'S DEAD]]!
-->'''Sjin:''' OMG, [[StopHavingFunGuys this is painful to watch]]. [[UnwantedAssistance Thumbs up so Lewis sees!]]
-->'''Kim:''' [[MemeticMutation I am Dave, and I have the balls!]]\\
At this point, Lewis makes an effort to shove all the annoying commentators out of the room. They all begin screaming nonsensically.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msug4ogVVWg&list=UUH-_hzb2ILSCo9ftVSnrCIQ this episode]] of ''VideoGame/PropHunt'', LetsPlay/HatFilms and LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood take a very sharp jab at the fans who believe Martyn has replaced LetsPlay/{{Sips}} forever on their ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' content, as opposed to Sips, y'know, ''not being available''.
* During episode 33 of the LetsPlay/HatFilms podcast "[[http://hatchat.podbean.com/ Hat Chat]]", the Sirs do politely, but rather firmly, dismiss the criticism that people have of LetsPlay/{{Turpster}} joining them for games, arguing that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the fandom are reacting too viciously to the format being changed]].
* Creator/{{Fictosophy}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE5hxnXivxI "The Best Case Scenario"]] shows a fictionalized Creator/DonaldTrump calling out his own voters.
* Creator/TeamFourStar began running a Pokemon [[SelfImposedChallenge Nuzlocke]] playthrough. As their play and recall of game mechanics is not perfect the videos have garnered a large number of critical and often mocking responses from the franchise's devotees. They became increasingly dismissive of the criticism and when considering whether to evolve a Charizard actually held off just to spite the fans due to the hate-hate relationship.
* The hentai website ''nhentia'' has the small banner "Chat with other nhentai users!" shown near the bottom of the page. When it isn't showing cute girls from various anime and video games it's jokingly comparing its userbase to freaks (as shown by clips of youtuber Melon Pan), [[Film/AClockworkOrange creeps]], [[LowerClassLout hooligans]] (as shown by a group of slavs or anime girls wearing tracksuits and squatting), cavemen, [[GodwinsLaw literal Nazis/Hitler]], or [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel imbecilic baboons]] among other negative stereotypes.
* ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'', the musical commentary for ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', calls out the audience for being pathetic enough to listen to a musical commentary for a web video in the first place:
--> ''Hope you had fun / ‘Cause now we’re done / You’ve listened to every word / Seeing it through / Makes each of you / A huge f*cking nerd''
* ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'':
-->'''HVGN:''' "You know Nightshade, some people don't like this game."\\
'''Nightshade:''' "Really?"\\
'''HVGN:''' "Yeah."\\
'''Nightshade:''' "Like who?"\\
'''HVGN:''' "Some people (gestures at camera) on the internet."\\
'''Nightshade:''' (looks towards camera) *{{Beat}}* "Fuck you."
* ''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.
** In "The Longest Engagement":
-->'''Celestia:''' Kind of weird, I guess, me watching them. I wonder if anyone's watching ''me'' watching them. Wow, that would be weird! And also pathetic.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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 ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'':
-->'''ComicBook/ScarletWitch''': What do they write about me on your message boards?
-->'''ComicBook/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 Creator/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 write off every new Batman production as [[ToughActToFollow inferior]] to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ([[SelfDeprecation which Dini co-created]]).
-->''"Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it's certainly no less valid and true to the character's roots than the tortured avenger crying out for mommy and daddy."''
** The show's GrandFinale also took a jab at the fandom's ContestedSequel tendencies. Batmite goes through lengthy attempts to get ''Brave and the Bold'' cancelled because he wants a more serious series like ''B:TAS''. When he succeeded, the show ends up getting replaced with a CGI ''Batgirl'' series. [[UnpleasableFanbase Batmite immediately starts complaining about preferring Brave and the Bold,]] especially when he realizes he's not going to be able to [[ShooOutTheClowns show up in a]] DarkerAndEdgier series.
* ''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?
** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS5E15BoysDoCry Boys Do Cry]]", Peter begins delivering a speech about parenting. It gradually turns into an attack on MoralGuardians who claim that shows like ''Family Guy'' are evil. To really sell the point, he looks directly at the audience while finishing the speech:
--->'''Peter''': Like, for instance, if you're watching a TV show and you decide to take your values from that...you're an idiot. Maybe you should take responsibility for what values your kids are getting. Maybe you shouldn't be letting your kids watch certain shows in the first place if you have such a big problem with them, instead of blaming the shows themselves. ''(By now looking right at the screen)'' Yeah.
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry 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 "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E10ThePrisonerOfBenda 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!
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Several scenes in the show have [[FreezeFrameBonus briefly-seen cryptograms]] and other such secrets hidden in them. In "Carpet Diem", Grunkle Stan's book on puberty that he shows to Mabel ([[FreakyFridayFlip in Dipper's body]]) has a cryptogram on one page that pokes fun at fans dedicated enough to find all these {{Easter Egg}}s, as it translates to "Puberty is the greatest mystery of all. Also: go outside and make friends."
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff," was made to mess with people who think GIR should only ever be cute.
* 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. Making things awkward for their real counterparts in the process. [[ShipSinking This is a jab to the people who ship the actual Katara and Zuko]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E16ByeByeNerdie Bye Bye Nerdie]]", Lisa discovers that bullies detect nerds via their scent, ends with the bully Francine sniffing straight ahead of her [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and leaping at the audience]].
** In the later seasons of the show -- starting around season 8's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E14TheItchyAndScratchyAndPoochieShow The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show]]", an extended riff on this theme -- nearly any appearance of Comic Book Guy heralds one of these. In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E13SaddlesoreGalactica Saddlesore Galactica]]" he practically breaks the FourthWall in order to make the point.
-->'''Homer:''' Does anyone care what this guy thinks?
-->'''Crowd:''' No!
** An in-universe example appears in a sequence in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E22TheOttoShow The Otto Show]]", when Bart daydreams 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.
** WordOfGod said this was supposed to be the point of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]", where Principal Skinner is exposed as an impostor named Armin Tamzarian.
-->'''Ken Keeler:''' This [episode] is about a community of people who like things just the way they are. Skinner's not really close to these people—you know, he's a minor character—but they get upset when someone comes in and says, 'This is not really the way things are,' and they run the messenger out of town on the rail. When the episode aired, lo and behold, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a community of people who like things just the way they are got mad]]. It never seems to have occurred to anyone that this episode is about the people who hate it.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer Deep Space Homer]]" has an in-universe example PlayedForLaughs:
-->'''Homer:''' TV respects me. It laughs with me, not at me!
-->'''Guy on TV:''' *points at the camera and laughs* You stupid!
* In the''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS11E13GuitarQueerO Guitar Queer-O]]" when Stan and Kyle finally reach their goal in scoring 1,000,000 points on ''VideoGame/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 ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/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 critics of [[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'''
** Whether or not it's intentional is anyone's guess, but the Yaks from "Party Pooped" have been interpreted by a lot of fans as a TakeThat to fans who are overly nitpicky and never satisfied.
** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E14FameAndMisfortune Fame and Misfortune]]" poked fun at some of the VocalMinority of bronies, with [[AudienceSurrogate fans of the Mane Six's journal]] choosing to [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint focus on the minutiae and character arcs instead of the actual friendship lessons]] that the characters learned. It also inverts the "take that" with two little fillies (meant as the show's target demographic) who genuinely thank the Mane Six for helping them become better friends.
*** In particular, it makes a ShoutOut to people complaining about Fluttershy learning the same lesson over and over, Twilight getting her wings (represented by an old pony, because Twilight has now had her wings for more than half of the show's length), Rarity being a drama queen, and fans glomping onto various superficial aspects of various characters or taking things a bit too seriously, all while LeaningOnTheFourthWall.
** For a long time, a sizable part of the audience has been vocally against [[HeelFaceTurn any redemption]] [[EasilyForgiven or forgiveness]] for certain villains. In the Season 7 finale, "Shadow Play", [[spoiler: we get {{Jerkass}} Star Swirl, who stubbornly espouses this same view - "once a villain, always a villain" and they need to be taken down - before being proved utterly wrong.]]
* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
* ''WesternAnimation/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.
* The special features for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' are [[UpToEleven LOADED]] with these. At the end of an extended scene of Nathan Explosion recording a Shakespeare audiobook, the viewer is told to take his hand off his cock, get off the couch, and get a job. At least one CreditsGag repeatedly tells viewers to go fuck themselves. Facebones, the band mascot, has blistering contempt for Klokateers and civilians (in-universe) AND for viewers (in [[NoFourthWall special features]]).
* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Familyland" starts with Bullock (ie, Sir Patrick Stewart) giving a voiceover that involves reading the sign for Familyland to the audience. He then asks why he had to read it since presumably the audience could do that for themselves, only to be told that, no, the audience can't read.
* A [=YouTube=]-like template seen in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' (used when someone is watching a video online) has a pretty noticeable video in the suggestions box titled: "TEEN TITANZ NO!!!" uploaded by [="ChildHoodDestroyed"=] and bears the thumbnail of a crying baby, obviously poking fun at the show's sudden {{Hatedom}} and suggesting that the writers see fanboys of the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' who long for new episodes of the "''[[NoTrueScotsman real]]''" Teen Titans as a bunch of crybabies. Fake videos related to the TooGoodToLast action-oriented shows (which the same fans accuse TTG! of replacing) ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' (such as advertising a lost episode or something like that) are also seen in the same area.
** "Let's Get Serious" is an entire episode dedicated to mocking the fans who complain about the show not being serious enough, as well as those who ([[MisBlamed erroneously]]) blame the series for the cancellation of ''Young Justice''.
** "The Return of Slade". [[BaitAndSwitch Slade does not actually appear in the episode.]] The ''actual'' plot, in which Beast Boy and Cyborg try to improve a clown into being "more like they remember" clowns being after being disappointed by his kiddiness, is an extended jab at the {{hatedom}} of the series for getting worked up over a kids' cartoon.
** "The Fourth Wall", which is another extended jab at fans who complain at the Titan's personalities and consider the show inferior to the original show.
** In the episode "Squash and Stretch" the Titans decide to become ''more cartoonish'' in an attempt to [[MakesSenseInContext kill a squirrel]], and become ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' parodies. They then begin making remarks such as "The Teen Titans are way better as silly cartoons!" and "It feels good to not be weighed down by character development, yo!", further taunting older Teen Titans fans who lament the show's existence.
** There's also "The Titans Show", the final episode of the "Island Adventures" event, where it turns out that the whole thing was staged by their foe Control Freak to make the Teen Titans more interesting to watch for all of their enemies. Starfire expresses shock and disbelief that so many people who hate the Titans would spend so much energy on watching them. After that, the Titans look at "hurtful" comments on a Tumblr pastiche called [=DCUmblr=] consisting of childish insults and stereotypical fan complaints about ''Teen Titans Go!'' being inferior to the original series. Control Freak then adds that the opinions of those on the Internet are not an [[OpinionMyopia accurate]] [[VocalMinority determination]] of [[CriticProof success]], and he shows a two-piece pie chart with the smaller part of it labeled "Haters" to prove his point.
** The episode "The Cape" is another jab at fans of the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' by being a less than flattering GagDub of it.
** In "Brain Percentages", when Cyborg points out that the "[[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain 10% of your brain]]" myth only exists to be used as a plot for TV, movies, and books, Starfire questions if those media would ever lie. Robin says they wouldn't, then it cuts to an image claiming that the sixth season of the original ''Teen Titans'' would be coming soon.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI86p6YogIg Meteor!]] has [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] throw up and claim to have just shot smack into both his eyeballs. Cut to a stereotypical overweight nerd in a bedroom crammed with memorabilia [[SpitTake spitting his drink out]] and yelling that he has to write [[StronglyWordedLetter an angry letter]] because Steven Tyler's been clean for years.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' character [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] is a obsessive fangirl of the ShowWithinAShow. She has a crush on one of the characters who she is always being a general creep towards. She also knows lots of creepy personal information about the cast.
-->'''Sierra''': Did you know that Cody slept with a stuffed emu named Jerry until he was.... Well, okay he still does.\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Noah]]''': And you know this how?\\
'''Sierra''': I called his aunt once, I pretended to be a telemarketer.\\
'''Noah''': Ooh, stalkerlicious.
** Sierra's appearance and constant case of NewPowersAsThePlotDemands could be a jab towards MarySue fanfic characters.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Legend", Wander and Sylvia befriend a band of kids fleeing one of Lord Dominator's attacks. The kids pass the time traveling to meet up with their parents with a series of stories about "the Hero of Legend", which are actually [[ShroudedInMyth wildly exaggerated accounts of Wander's escapades]]. One kid in particular, Melodie, spins a convoluted story about Wander being the last of a race of Star Nomads who has [[SelfInsertFic a space princess girlfriend]] and werewolf powers and who is [[EveryoneIsRelated secretly related to all of his arch-enemies]], a [[AffectionateParody playful jab]] at WOY fan-fiction writers and some popular fan theories regarding Wander's backstory.
* On the website for ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'''s [[TheFederation Galactic Federation]], [[https://galacticfederation.com/prisoners/NE-3679-I Prisoner NE-3679-I]] is listed as a "[[Website/{{Tumblr}} Tumblorkian]]", and they were imprisoned for "Slaaangophilia".
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', Stumpy says he thinks a show about a frog who [[HulkingOut transforms into a hulking monster when she gets angry]][[note]]The show's premise in a nutshell[[/note]] would make a good kids' show. Mr. Cat's response?
-->'''Mr. Cat:''' [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs Who in their right mind would watch crap like that?]]
** In another episode, the main four make their own TV show and it's clearly a parody of the actual show. It makes no sense to anyone and everyone hates it except Stumpy, the resident moron. Stumpy also mentions that the only reason he liked it was shipping the characters in their show who were supposed to be based on Mr. Cat and Kaeloo, a reference to how many fans ship those two and focus exclusively on their relationship instead of the other aspects of the show[[note]]However, in-universe, [[ShipperOnDeck Stumpy has been shown to ship the real Mr. Cat and Kaeloo as well]][[/note]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** In the episode "The Catfish", Gumball claims that he no longer searches his own name online because every time he closes his eyes, he sees the fan art of him that he was unfortunate enough to stumble upon.
** The later episode "The Shippening" dedicates itself ''entirely'' to poking fun at the concept of fanfiction/fanart, via Sarah writing fanfiction and fanart about the citizens of Elmore in a magic notebook that ends up affecting them in real life, and it is ''glorious''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
** One CouchGag has Mandy deliver a backwards message that translates to "Cartoons will rot your brain."
** At the end of "Tricycle of Terror", Sir Raven informs the audience "If you've been paying attention, it's because you're a ''nerd'' with nothing better to do."
--> ''Don't you have anything better to do than browsing Wiki/TVTropes?''\\
''[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife No.]]''