[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->[''Zoom in on smiley face balloon as main characters' souls are taken'']\\
'''Crow''': Oh sure, just shove the irony in our faces, why don't you!
-->--'''''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''''', "Soultaker"


[[folder:Web Original]]

->Where someone like Creator/HarlanEllison might use the scalpel or the cleaver, Rall can be counted on to reach for the chainsaw every time.
-->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki''''' on Ted Rall

->'''David''': Iíd just like to say this: exactly why does anyone in the world have a gigantic neon sign in their bedroom that says ďHELLO THEREĒ in asymmetrical letterforms? Other than for a totally hacky wreck-the-apartment scene where she can [[SignsOfDisrepair smash the O and T]] so it can say ďHELL HERE.Ē Youíre so damn clever, Creator/TimBurton.\\
'''Chris''': Well how ''else'' do you signal a dramatic change in personality? Other than spraypainting your cat shirts, of course.
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanReturns''

->Donít know what [[TitleDrop straw dogs]] are? Well donít worry, because we will literally have the characters sit down and discuss the symbolism of it for three minutes. Iím almost shocked there werenít flashing words on the screen going ď[[foldercontrol]]

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Ē We also learn David is writing a screenplay about Stalingrad. [[ProtectThisHouse Donít get the parallel?]] Donít worry, we will have a long scene where David explains very thoroughly to the rednecks the importance of the story.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/straw-dogs-2011-rod-lurie/ on]] ''Film/StrawDogs2011''

->Thereís always a message, rarely a storyline.
-->--'''Matthew Paul Taylor''' [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/03/left-behind-review-nicolas-cage-s-bible-movie-is-god-awful.html on]] ''Film/LeftBehind''

->[[Creator/WilliamShatner Mr. Shatner]] shows us the word PARADISE inscribed in the entranceway arch, where someone has painted the word [[Literature/ParadiseLost LOST]]. Wow, thatís really extra-meaningful. Itís almost as if theyíre saying that calling something ďparadiseĒ doesnít actually make it soóin fact, it might even become the very opposite of that! What rich irony, indeed.
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''

->It's common for aliens in the Trek universe to be metaphors created to address contemporary political or cultural issues, but in the case of the Kohms and Yangs subtlety was set on fire, strapped to a dump truck full of dynamite and rolled off a cliff.
-->--'''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''' on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "The Omega Glory"

->Janeway is always banging on about ''Voyager'' being their family/home but I often find that actions speak louder than words, and this was the first time since Basics when the ship was torn from her that I felt she had a connection with it. It's almost as poignant as the moment Sisko takes one last look around the ''Defiant'' before it is torn to shreds in [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine The Changing Face of Evil]]. Unfortunately, showing this act isnít enough and before the episode is over Janeway is explaining to the audience that [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs the ship is the home which has sheltered their family]] -- argh! Trust your audience to ''see'' these things, Braga, donít hammer the point home with a sledgehammer.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/voyager-season-four.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Year of Hell"

->...Chris Carter is not a subtle writer. While he is a phenomenal producer, a great ideas man and a wonderful director, Carterís writing can occasionally seem just a little bit too heavy-handed. ''{{Series/Millennium}}'' features a character bluntly confronting all the darkness in the world, called [[PropheticName Frank Black]]. He retreats from the darkness into a big yellow house. The dialogue can occasionally be a bit on the nose, particularly when Frank explains his visions to Beltcher. ''ďItís my gift. Itís my '''[[BlessedWithSuck curse]]'''.Ē'' Itís no wonder that ''Series/MadTV'' chose to parody that line for ''[[Series/SuddenlySusan Suddenly Millennium]]''.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/02/05/millennium-pilot-review/ Darren Mooney]]'''

->When living Series/CrankYankers puppet Music/NickiMinaj released the video for her song 'Only' last Friday, a video that looks sort of like ''[[Theatre/TheProducers Springtime for Hitler]]'' crossed with ''HomestarRunner'', she probably didnít anticipate that it would cause any where near as many pearls to be clutched than her ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' late-night phone sex ad video for 'Anaconda' did. After all, 'Only' doesnít feature a single butt! Okay fine, there was one ass (Music/ChrisBrown).\\\
Except I guess Nicki forgot to realize that 'Only' looked like something made in Adobe Flash by [[Film/AmericanHistoryX Derek Vinyard]] in his momís basement, and people were not having it. Even the dumbest kid in your high school history class was like [='=]''But whereís the dude with the Charlie Chaplin mustache who yells a lot?''[='=]
-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/11/11/nicki-minaj-is-sorry-for-that-nazi-ish-music-video/#more-155770 DListed]]''''', "Nicki Minaj Is Sorry For That Nazi-ish Music Video"

->[[Creator/BenStiller BEN]] arrives at LIFE and walks past the LIFE MOTTO which is:\\
LIFE MOTTO: To see the world, Things dangerous to come to, To see behind walls, Draw closer, To find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.\\
The MOTTO is inscribed on a GIANT 30,000-TON ANVIL which then TOPPLES OVER and CRUSHES THE AUDIENCE. The FILM continues on, its dim light impassively flickering over the ENORMOUS SMEAR OF GOO that was once dozens of innocent people.
-->-- '''[[http://www.the-editing-room.com/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty.html The Abridged Script]]''' for ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty''


[[folder:Web Video]]

->Together, they'll learn: '[[ArmiesAreEvil Military = BAD]]. [[GreenAesop Trees = GOOD]].'
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''{{Film/Ava|tar}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTtt14G31c tar]]''

->'''Rod''': Man, that was a good movie, ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth''.\\
'''Rick''': That is ''it''! I'm getting myself a car that's environmentally friendly!\\
'''Creator/AllisonPregler''': ''(watching)'' I feel like this movie has some sort of message it's trying to tell us.
-->-- ''Film/{{Birdemic}}''

->Okay guys, I get it. The hyperbole is a good way to get people's attention, but you don't think that just maybe referring to Africa as a famine-ravaged wasteland and consigning an entire continent to '[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom chimes of doom]]' might be a bit patronizing?
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''' on "Do They Know It's Christmas Time?"


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''Buster''': Well, I hope the kids got the message.\\
'''Plucky''': Yeah, drinkin's uncool.\\
'''Buster''': So, do we get to do a funny episode tomorrow?\\
'''Hamton''': I hope so!
-->--'''One Beer''', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->A good example is the best sermon.
-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin''', ''Poor Richard's Almanack''

->This story, alas, seems to have a moral, and, in fact, ends by pounding that moral over the reader's head. That is bad. Straightforward preaching spoils the effectiveness of a story. If you can't resist the impulse to improve your fellow human beings, do it subtly.
-->--'''Creator/IsaacAsimov''', [[SelfDeprecation about his own anvilicious short story]], [[HumansKillWantonly "Day of the Hunters"]]

->A story forced to carry a message will get heavy and die.
-->--'''Shannon Hale''