This Crackedarticle where the first item declared that the San Francisco Giants have a curse to never win the World Series. Oops.note For non-Americans: they won the World Series in the year after the article was, 2010, and then in 2012 and 2014.
This entry in a Cracked photoshop contest became hilarious after Rock Band 3 introduced pro mode, which can be used with a 108-button guitar controller.
Cracked.com had a contest for "What campaign ads would look like if they were targeted to six-year-olds," written before the '08 election. Number 8 is an ad for Obama that parodies Sesame Street, and number 19 says "He'll bring back Mittens to life!" This was before his campaign linked themselves to Sesame Street and before Mitt Romney, "Mittens," was running for president!
An article about Seltzer & Friedberg has the writer write a hypothetical trailer about a vampire movie spoof. Then along comes this...
A series of Naruto flash video parodies on YouTube called "Fun With Akatsuki" featured the masked Tobi as a hapless, good-natured Butt Monkey with the catchphrase, "But Tobi is a good boy!" The fact that Tobi turns out to be the Big Bad of the series makes this even funnier.
Two words... Blind Itachi, since Kakashi mentions during the fight with the Itachi clone early in Shippuden that Itachi's eyesight deteriorates every time he uses the Mangekyo Sharingan. This later becomes a plot point, as Itachi's on the verge of losing his vision during his fight with Sasuke, and Sasuke later taxes his Mangekyo Sharingan almost to the point of blindness before using Itachi's eyes.
During his review of The Room, other Channel Awesome contributors visited from the future and warned him not to review it, or horrible things would happen. He should have listened to them: the site was hit with a Frivolous Lawsuit from Tommy Wiseau and the video was taken down for "copyright infringement".
Also from the Pokemon The First Movie review, the critic complains about how ridiculous it was that one character was revived with the Pokemon tears, he mentions that at least in the Disney movies (Putting The Lion King as an example) the characters remained death and weren´t resurrected by tears. In Tangled, a new Disney movie, one of the main characters is resurrected thanks to the healing power of a tear.
Following the removal of The Room episode, Doug did "The Tommy Wiseau Show", a sketch with Tommy Wiseau doing his own show and talking to "John from TheRoomMovie.com". One year later, this was released. Right down to the same pun used.
In Kickassia, the Critic gets Baugh to surrender by giving the threat of "Don't make us review you". While it wasn't exactly a review, after the threatened Frivolous Lawsuit forced Doug to take down his review of The Room, Doug's video "The Tommy Wiseau Show" got most of the fanbase all but declaring war on Wiseau.
During The Langoliers one character is discussing time travel and claims it isn't possible to go back in time and stop the Kennedy assassination, and the Critic quickly snarks "No, that would be a frigging awesome storyline!" Fast-forward only three months and Stephen King's 11/22/63 is released. Guess what the plot of that book is about.
In his review of The Lorax, Critic's reaction to seeing the reclusive Once-ler is "We finally found Bill Watterson!" That same year, Watterson made a surprise return to the comics field by filling for Stephan Pastis on Pearls Before Swine.
In his "Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments" video, he said something along the lines of, "It'd be cool if Gwen Stacy was his first girlfriend and Mary Jane Watson was his second." Guess who happens to be Peter Parker's first girlfriend in The Amazing Spiderman?
In 2006, The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about confusing video game and movie sequel titles and mentioned how in the early 90's there were two Mega Man series, the originals and the X series. He then said, "Now if only they made a Mega Man 9, it would come full circle."
There's also his rant about the movie Rocky Balboa breaking the Rocky series' numbering tradition, and compares it to the then-upcoming new Rambo film being titled "John Rambo." That did indeed become the movie's working title for a while (and actual release title in some countries), causing him to comment "I feel kind of bad, like I picked on a retarded kid."
In the Silver Surfer review, the nerd mocked how weak Silver Surfer was, comparing it to hypothetically showing Bruce Lee tripping over his shoelaces. A few years later (though it's not Bruce Lee), we have Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which several bounty hunters, futuristic agents, Solid Snake, and Sonic the Hedgehog trip over themselves once every few minutes (randomly), with absolutely no way to stop it or turn it off.
In his review for Lester The Unlikely, he ponders on what the sequels would be like, and mentions that the most recent one would come out on the Playstation 4, which uses technology to construct discs out of orangutan diarrhea, giving Blu-Ray a run for its money. The PS4 would eventually come out, but the technology is still related to Blu-Ray, discs and everything.
Yahtzee had quite the longstanding thing going with DNF. Way, way back at the start of Zero Punctuation, he mentioned in his "appearance" at the 2007 Game Developer's Choice awards (a video that came out nearly four years before the game itself was released) that if DNF "doesn't turn out to be history's greatest contribution to human culture", he "and every other reviewer on Earth [was] going to saw its bullocks off." Not only did his mock review describe it as such a contribution, but when the actual game came out, it got brutally, nearly universally panned— including by Yahtzee himself.
In his review for Fable 2, Yahtzee opens up by reminding the viewers that Fable 1 was the second review he ever made, so all he has to do is review The Darkness again, then crash and burn into total obscurity and his life will be perfectly symmetrical. Much later, he reviews The Darkness 2. Of course, he didn't fade into obscurity so this is at least a partial subversion.
Retsupurae's "Cornshaq Baby Please" had Slowbeef uttering, "Mr. O'Neil, the answer to this multiplication problem is 12, but also Mario 2 is the greatest game ever." A year later, a famous rapper said something in a similar fashion that caused a Memetic Mutation.
The Gaming In The Clinton Years series is already bizarre and surreal, but it does achieve one of these at the end of their Final Fantasy VIII review. The narrator exclaims "If Square doesn't add voice-overs to Final Fantasy IX, I'm committing suicide! I hate text!" Final Fantasy IX was released in the USA November 2000, when Bill Clinton's second term ended. No wonder there's no "Gaming in the Dubya Years". Though it crosses over into "Funny Aneurysm" Moment when you learn George Wood really is dead (luckily 6 years after FFIX came out).
Circles back around now that he's proven to be alive.
The Second Anniversary Spectacularthon had a few teasing shots at a couple VAs. I mean, no way Vic Mignogna would've watched it, recommended by a few of his Rangers, right? Wrong. Thankfully, he took it well and the two have met a few times since.
Another one with LK and Vic — for their first Kamicon promo, Martin calls him Yuri Lowenthal. Vic voiced an Uchiha later in Shippuden.
Also, a good two years before the Abridged Series came out and made these types of jokes, the dub had a military captain in the Doma filler arc (who played the whole situation straight in the original) say that "as strange as it sounds, the fate of the world now depends on a card game."
Joey: Be careful, Yug. This guy means business. He wasn't even remotely intimidated by my Brooklyn Rage.
Yami: Joey, stop trying to turn 'Brooklyn Rage' into a catchphrase. It's never going to work.
Episode 50 Joey Wheeler Ace Attorney had Joey up against the guy that banned the series twice already. The judge said that third time's the charm .. and a few weeks later, Little Kuriboh was temporarily suspended on YouTube for the third time.
Episode 25 featured a short sequence of Yami and Tea singing a duet, and the end stinger said 'that's the closest you're gonna get to yu-gi-oh: the abridged musical'. Several years and a lot of cover songs later...
From G Gundam Abridged Episode 2, Chibodee Crocket, voiced by Takahata101 using a Southern accent, tells a rambling story starting with the phrase "I ever tell you that story 'bout my best friend?" Later, Taka would play Ellis in Team Four Star's Left 4 Dead 2Let's Play.
In Episode 4, Taka voices the commisioner using the same voice he would later use for Dartz on Yugioh Abridged.
Due to the lead times involved, the fact that there were going to be goofy twin autobots in Revenge Of The Fallen was known over six months before the movie was released. However, their look and a certain level of Fanon lead to the assumption they'd be bumbling hillbilly-type characters. So, Internet Personality Vangelus put forth the idea in his review of Skids that the autobot was really a rap star (named MC Paddington) with a dark past. This, plus the voice he assigned him, eerily anticipated the actual Skids, only much funnier.
In an early episode, Ask That Guy gives an answer that amounts to people just watching him because he's soft porn. Come December 2009 and you have... giving a blowjob to a pipe, testing eggnog-as-lube with sex noises offscreen, getting dominated by Bennett The Sage, making a long series of orgasm faces and him saying he's willing to go down on anyone and anything.
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In an episode of There Will Be Brawl, Luigi sees Ness and Lucas playing, and is inspired by their childish innocence to keep working to save the Mushroom Kingdom. This was considered a small Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, and some fans suggested they'd be the "token innocent children who get held ransom by the bad guys". Eventually the final episode rolls around, and it turns out they're the Butcher(s). Like the example at the top of the page, the contrast makes it hilarious to watch again.
A throw-away gag in Berserk Abridged has two Strawman Political parodies arguing, which devolves into childish taunting, including the liberal one of the two calling the conservative parody a teabagger... this was made at the end of 2007, cue a certain political movement that appeared a year later.
You know you're in for some quality entertainment when the guy who played 'Lowell' on the sitcom Wings is supposed to be the heavy.
In the ending of episode 2 part 2 of Four Swords Misadventures, Green explains that the scene of his Japanese counterpart having sex (or the implication that he was having sex) with Zelda in the ending won't happen for them because "they are in the censored english version", to which Red says starkly "The censors always ruin the fun." A few months later, any attempts at doing the episode on youtube ended up blocked thanks to that scene, thus forcing Haidoukendude (or hitthefloor729, as he is known on Youtube) to do a special Youtube edition of the episode where he not only had to put a bulletin on the scene in question with big letters to explain that what the Japanese versions of what Link and Zelda were saying, despite appearances, did NOT translate to anything suggestive, but also went as far as to post a link to the actual translation, thus spoiling the joke, meaning that the joke was ruined for everyone due to censorship.
A YouTube video in 2010 featured the Pokémon anime being Darker and Edgier in which Giovanni plays a more active role and Jessie, James, and Meowth become actively evil and wear black uniforms. In Pokémon Best Wishes, they really DO!
Before the second "season" of Marble Hornets started up (or was even hinted at), somebody made this poster◊ as a joke. The tagline was completely accurate...with the caveat that he wasn't interested in revenge on the villain...
Twice, they decided to make videos predicting the top news of the upcoming year. In the 2010 one, one of the items that Duke Nukem Forever would get a release date, Nintendo would try out 3D again, there would be a new Kid Icarus game anounced (Albeit, for the Wii, not the DS), and the 360 would be slimmed down. Scary isn't it?
In We Are Our Avatars, Cyber Amy gave out gifts to Dai's characters. Meant to be tunics for the guys, and dresses for the girls. Too bad it was mistyped. What's so funny, though? Daisuke might as well be The Chick of the group, and is the only male member at the time.
Osaka told Hilarity that he needed to become a god (you can guess the circumstances). Much, much later, Hilarity is the God of Order.
On April Fools' of 2011, Boubouille of World of Warcraft news site MMO-Champion posted this joke article about the upcoming expansion pack being centered around the Pandaren race and introducing them as playable for both factions. Well... The next expansion is centered around the Pandaren race and introduces them as playable for both factions.
Made even better when you know that the moderation team speculated and planned a few elaborate satirical jokes which were then denied for risk of causing bad press by forumgoers taking it seriously. The pandaren joke on the other hand was deemed obvious and cringeworthy enough for everyone to understand it was just a joke. Which they did. Since it was. At the time.
In March 2010, in the "general" forums of a fansite about import/European cars, someone posted a Fan Fic entitled... Two Broke Girls, though admittedly the motives were not clear (Word of God is not forthcoming, but speculation is it was a Take That at the economy of the time). Made even more hilarious by the fact that a year later the show 2 Broke Girls (stylised as 2 BROKE GIRL$) launched, airing on CBS, and as of 2012, Channel Four in the United Kingdom.
There is a response to The Last Airbender called The Last Fartbender. Two years later, The Legend of Korra has child airbender Meelo actually bending his farts to fight Amon's forces invading Air Temple Island.
In his review of Action52 for the NES, he converses the idiocy of using a lollipop as a weapon. When the Pyromania Update of Team Fortress 2 sprouts two years later, the Pyro received the Lollichop, a large lollipop used as a sharp weapon.
In 2008, Something Awful posted a front-page article which parodied a typical anime show's talk page at The Other Wiki. In particular, one "user" chided the other participants for thinking that the in-show credits were an acceptable source, saying that credits must come from IMDb or somewhere similar. As of 2012, the actual credits in a film, TV show or video game are no longer considered acceptable sources for Wikipedia articles.
In the TV Tropes page: Fix Fic, when talking about the Naruto fix fics, it said "When was Hinata this bold?" Well, not factoring in her big confession scene, there was that Alternate Universe Hinata...
In Rooster Teeth's Rage Quit episode featuring Surgeon Simulator 2013, one of the movie's funniest moments was when Gavin accidentally flings the replacement heart out of the room, leading to Michael to scream out that he "threw it against the wall like a wet paper towel!" Come the Steam version, that's what you have to do to get the achievement!
Another one was when the Achievement Hunter guys were doing a Let's Play of Madden 13 with that year's Super Bowl participants, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Geoff declares that whoever wins the game shall win the Super Bowl. Talk about coincidence...
This lead to their Let's Play of Madden NFL 25, in which Jack, as part of Team Gents and the Denver Broncos, tossed a whopping seven intercepts, leading to the Broncos to lose. One has to think that Jack kinda-sorta jinxed them that year.
On the RealityTalent ShowStrip Search, the elimination format involves two artists from the show making comics in ninety minutes. When Elimination #3 saw the judges, Mike and Jerry, struggling to decide which to eliminate after both artists created excellent strips, Mike turned to one of the artist's stand-ups and said, "Fuck, I'll sendthisperson home. This is a piece of shit! Fucking ... bring her down here. Wake her up and drive her down here, and tell her she's going home." The creator of said inferior standup was Abby Howard — who would later completely demolish two of the best comic artists in the house (including the winner of #3) with her hilarious comics on the elimination stage.
At the start of the first Mario Party TV playthrough Toy Dream, Holms comments that "In the next game, they should have a 0 dice block." One year later, 9 delivered just that.
The April 8, 1998 issue had the headline: "Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention." The Cubs went on to make the playoffs that year.
"Michael Moore Honored With New Ben & Jerry's Flavor" mocks Ben & Jerry's liberal leanings by saying they have invented a new flavor named after Michael Moore called "The Waffle Truth", which had vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces. Two years later, Ben & Jerry's came out with a new flavor named for liberal (faux-conservative) icon Stephen Colbert called "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream", which has....vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces.
"Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past" is about the 'Blockbuster Video Museum' in Michigan that "aims to transport visitors to a time before the Internet." Like a version of Colonial Williamsburg, the sketch has actors playing clerks and customers who describe how the rental process works. Tour groups watch the performance, stunned. Five years later, the skit became several thousand times funnier when it was announced that Blockbuster's physical stores were shutting down due to the inability to compete with the advent of digital downloads on Netflix and the Internet in general.
Famous internet troll Chad Warden made an attack on the Nintendo Wii for using a, pardon the language, "dildo," for a controller, it all becomes hilarious when Sony made the PlayStation move and now have dildo controllers of their own.
In the 2007 internet game Bartender: The Right Mix, you can occasionally explode by shaking the drink too much. You can even cause an explosion if you only add lemons. Exploding lemons are referenced once again, in another game.
'There was once a video board game called "Rap Rat", involving a talking rat, some painfully nineties hip hop, and the strange inclusion of the line, "He ain't no ghost, he's the most!" In a commercial for the game. Since Rap Rat has since become the subject of a creepypasta focused on demonic posession, the line now boarders on Suspiciously Specific Denial .
And in another review, he says something along the lines of, "[The makers/writers of SpongeBob] could have a talking cat underwater for all I care." And they later made an episode with just that premise.
In Casino Heist & H.I.V. CURED!, Matt makes a prediction that Miley Cyrus would spread STIs, because she had just turned 18 note The video was posted in 2010 and so would soon start having sex. Now that Miley Cyrus is known for being risqué, Matt's prediction hits close to home.
In So Many Presents...So Little Time!, Matt shows the audience a Batman money clip he ordered, and tells the audience not to mistake it for a Batman ninja star. This became hilarious when his viewers started sending him ninja stars in the mail as a joke.
In The Stinger of Drake NYC Riot!, one of the YouTube comments Matt shows from his previous video tells him that he needs to grow a beard. 2 years later, Matt posted Why Beards are Awesome, where Matt says why his Badass Beard is important.
One of the most remembered gags from the flash animation $00pah NiN10Doh! is Lucas and Dawn (and Nintendo) realizing that after having Arceus the PokéGod in their game, they can't go any higher for the fifth generation. The official announcement of the fifth generation in late January 2010 wouldn't have been hilarious in itself... except that it happened only one week before Kirbopher, the creator of the animation, started voicing a character on the actual show.
In episode 4 of the series Beebo, when Beebo's master goes to Heaven and sees Kobe Bryant and pleads "Please don't rape me!". Guess what trial Kobe Bryant got into less than a year later.
In the first Decline Of Video Gaming (a flash series that theorized what video games be like in the future), one game "featured" was Metal Gear Solid 5, where Solid Snake was an old wheel chair bound man. In real life Metal Gear Solid 4 features an old (but not wheel chair bound) Snake.
In the 7th episode of Super Mario Bros. Z, the Seven Koopalings and Bowser Jr. appear together, the first time in any Mario related things this has happened. Almost a year later, New Super Mario Bros. Wii comes out which has the first canonical game involving Bowser Jr. and the seven Koopalings being together...
The Strong Bad Email "for kids" is about the idea of Strong Bad running a kids' show. At the end, Strong Bad comments that Homsar would be a better host, followed by a mock kids' show being hosted by Homsar. It had, among other things, silly songs being repeated over and over. Matt Chapman, creator of Homestar Runner, later went on to direct Yo Gabba Gabba!, a kids series with silly songs being repeated over and over.
In the first "Biz Cas Fri" short, Homestar calls Strong Bad his "dog", but spells it "D-O-G-E", leading to Strong Bad's confused reply "I'm your doge?!" According to the Know Your Meme page, the use of "doge" even inspired the name of the meme.
During the second episode of the High Priestess mini-arc, Jack the Ripper does a filk song based on the Japanese 24 commercials. Before this, Rikiya Koyama voiced Jack Bauer in the Japanese dub, and got in as Yoshikage Kira in All Star Battle. He also voiced Will A. Zepelli in the Phantom Blood movie, but no one likes to talk about that.
TV Tropes has the JustForFun.The Ship Yard page, which is a collaborative effort to come up with incredibly punny naval-themed terminology for various shipping behaviors. Then comes Kantai Collection, its cast of personified IJN battleships, and the fans who ship these "ship daughters", which some describe as "literal shipping".