In 2012, Buzzfeed made an article called Occupy Emerald City, in which the flavor text read "The Wizard says the protestors are high on poppy." Five years later, there was a poppy addict in Emerald City, Mistress West, played by Ana Ularu, a self-admitted minor anarchist.
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!
Though this could be a bit of a case of Harsher in Hindsight, since the movie is about Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man, not Hank Pym, the Ant-Man who was mocked in the article; and in the movie his wife Janet van Dyne died (presumably) and his daughter betrayed him.
Adding salt to the wound, the next Avengers movie was Avengers: Age of Ultron, which managed to take Pym's most notable recurring villain and change his backstory until it had nothing to do with him.
In early 2015, they ran an article called "5 Famous Movies That Are Getting Unspeakably Bad Sequels," and one of the movies highlighted was Creed. The writer proceeded to mock both Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, and ultimately concluded that Adonis Creed sounded like an unlikable and unsympathetic character. Creed ended up opening to massive critical acclaim, with a good deal of the reviews praising Adonis as a complex and relatable protagonist, and Stallone ended up getting an Oscar nomination for his work.
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.
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.
The Nerd's review for Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure for the Nintendo GameCube was made while Nintendo was negotiating with Universal regarding the latter's acquisition of the former's theme park license (which was eventually successful). Granted, said game wasn't actually made by Nintendo (it was published by Kemco), but still it makes for a very eerie coincidence.
When reviewing The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, the Nerd recognises the Guitar Guy and the Bullshit Man, but not Mike Matti. This is because both the Guitar Guy and the Bullshit Man have made appearances in earlier episodes, yet Mike only appeared on the show portraying various characters. It wasn't until Day 8 of the 12 Days of Shitsmas when Mike Matti finally appeared on the show as himself.
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. George Wood 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 George Wood was rumored to be 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 Takahata 101 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 Transformers: 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.
Mike Polk's "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video" features a line that says "Our economy's based on LeBron James", the star player of the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron ended up leaving to play for another team from 2010-2014, though he did eventually come back.
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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.
Her desperation to see robots in Xanadu takes on a different, even more amusing meaning when she was made a Sex Slave robot who has to cater to her every whim.
A video she made in high school about STDs contains a giant stuffed bear with AIDS having an affair with a 14 year old girl. Pedobear.
In her video about the history of female comic book movies, she compared the problems with the Tank Girlmovie to Deadpool, which she used as another example of a comic book with Black Comedy and Meta Humor that'd be difficult to adapt as a live-action movie. She also mockingly clarified that she was talking about the "actual" Deadpool and not the Ryan Reynoldsversion. Years later, Reynolds starred in a highly successful Deadpool movie that retained all the meta humor and black comedy from the source material.
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 4 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 Action 52 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 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.
This parody of Nintendo Direct features a fictional game called "Wii Fuck U" which is described as Skylanders but even worse, and requires Off-Model toys of Nintendo characters to play, costing $59.99 each. Later on, Nintendo announced amiibo, an actual line of toys that could interact with games, and with the low supply and high demand at the time of their release, some of the rarer models reached extremely high prices on the second-hand market, even surpassing the $60 mark in some cases.
Granted, 'KISEKI' isn't sung in the actual game itself, but the lyrics are placed on-screen for the player to sing along to, in multiple languages, and the lyrics of 'Champion of Johto' and 'New Beginnings' mainly consists of 'Yay, you won' lyrics.
In the Eight Crazy Nightsreview, he calls the film out (amongother things) for making a jab against homosexuals when Davey is arrested for breaking into the mall, claiming that those sort of jokes are what holding gay marriage legalization back. In June 2015, America would actually legalize gay marriage.
At the beginning of the Song of the Seareview, while lamenting about many modern animated films succumbing to the Animation Age Ghetto (and those who find the ghetto acceptable), and praising those who avoid the ghetto, he feels that Norm of the North is going to suck as he sees from from the trailer. When the film came out in North America, it ended up getting a rare 0% Approval Rating from Rotten Tomatoes out of 36 reviews. For a double whammy, the critic consensus for the film says that it should only be shown 'in case of parental emergency'... the opposite on what Duckyworth stated, which was to not show the kids those sort of films.
In the review for A Troll in Central Park, he comments on the flowers Stanley the troll produces and notes that, while intended to be cute, they just end up looking creepy. Of note is of a flower that Stanley accidentally produces, and in turn, hides from the troll. Duckyworth describes it as a 'rather disturbing looking flower with an overly happy expression'. This description accurately describes Flowey from Undertale, a video game Ducky would end up loving.
At the end of his review for the film version of The Lorax after tearing the film a new one for not following the original book and it's themes, he says that 'if Dr. Seuss had written his book as it plays out in this movie, it would have long been lost into the dustbins of history, which where this wrong-headed movie is very likely headed...' In December 2016, MrMrMangoHead gave the film quite the revival with a Memetic Mutation version of 'Let It Grow' on par with We Are Number One, leading to a series of snowclones similar to the latter.
The avengers movie which ended similarly to his first ever marvel plot which ended just a bit before that movie came out.
The marvel plot with the evil earth 3 waoaa characters attempted conquering of Earth (with that infamous exploding lupo ending) came just before DC's Forever Evil event where the crime syndicate faced similar hardship
Now Marvel's Secret Wars where all the various realities of the marvel universe were mashed together into one battle world which is vaguely similar to what he did to Marvel and DC.
In the Power Rangers in Space review, Linkara joked about the "anti-virus technique of hitting the monster with a sword". In a recent ad for a computer, which used video clips to explain its features, the anti-virus was demonstrated by... the original Megazord whacking Goldar over the head with a sword.
He says a couple of the Rangers suits from Jungle Fury look too much like track suits, apparently unaware that they actually were designed by a sports company in the original sentai.
Lewis has started uploading a series of YouTube-friendly, Remastered, and updated versions on the videos, starting with the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. The day posted the first of the these, Elizabeth Banks was announced to play Rita in the upcoming reboot movie. Likewise, production on the movie starts as he released the Remastered videos for season 3.
In his Top 5 Pokémon Generations video, Fawful's Minion criticized the amount of water routes in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire. Many fans consider this one of he funniest moments. Cut 2 years later, and IGN's review of the remakes causes controversy for complaining about "too much water", leading people to make jokes about it.
An article on Random-ness Wikia entitled "How To Make Good TV Shows Bad" has a section for PriPara, which was added in the summer of 2016. One part of the section says that one way to make the episode "Youthful Jump In! Snap In!" worse was to replace the scene where Dorothy scares Jururu by imitating a video game she brought with her to her getting kicked out of Elmo's Eatery by a man named Ray Snails for using a portable DVD player that showed Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Five months later, the movie Sing gets released, and one of the characters in the film is a snail named Ray.
At the end of his review of the CastlevaniaGame Boy Trilogy he expressed doubts about the direction Konami was taking the franchise in and proposed that "maybe we don't need Konami", suggesting that perhaps someone could take the series to crowd funding in the same way Mighty No. 9 took the Mega Man series out of Capcom's negligent hands, as well as taking the opportunity to replace the series' honestly rather goofy name with something new. It was almost SCARILY prophetic...
This mockumentary about the Wii U claims that some of Nintendo's rejected ideas for the Wii's successor included another Wii, or "an empty box full of your imagination." In the years afterwards, Nintendo would release a cheaper, stripped-down Wii Mini, as well as Nintendo Labo, a line of cardboard peripherals that the players must construct themselves.
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...
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".
The trope about works of fiction tending to be about 20 years behind the times was originally launched with the title of "Still the Eighties"; this was changed to Two Decades Behind around 2010 or so under the assumption that modern examples would reference The '90s instead. But considering the insane amounts of '80s nostalgia that dominate pop culture to this day, one can argue that the name never needed to be changed at all.
One of the most remembered gags from the flash animation $00pah NiN10Doh! is Lucas and Dawn (and Game Freak) 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.
Two of the Pokémon Lucas claims they had caught at the time were "life and death". Despite speculation about some of the legendaries at the time, there were no true embodiments of those concepts... until the series brought in Xerneas and Yveltal. In the sixth generation.
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.
An early Strong Bad Email had a fan write in to say he missed the simple early days of SBEmail where Strong Bad would answer an email without some kind of gimmick. The immediate gag was that this was followed by Strong Bad's computer malfunctioning and exploding, but the email is even funnier when you consider that later episodes of Strong Bad Email would only get longer and more elaborate, with plenty of Easter eggs and other "gimmicks".
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.
In the Strong Bad Email "techno", clicking on the Cheat's lightswitch at the end pops up a poster for a "lightswitch rave" featuring "DJ The Stick and DJ from Full House". Fast forward to 2016, and a sequel series called Fuller House has, among other things, Stephanie Tanner (not her sister D.J., because irony) become an actual DJ.
Coach Z's rap song "These Peoples Try to Fade Me" features the line "And I got a bunch of types, a bunch of laser dabs." No one has a clue what he meant by that at the time, but fast forward a decade or so and "dabbing" is a dance move popular in the hip-hop community, made mainstream by the group Migos. As a bonus, it apparently originated in the Brothers Chaps' hometown of Atlanta, Georgia!
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.
In 2004, Peter found a cartoon on Telefutura starring a homely schoolgirl named "Betty." After watching an episode, he published a review online, titled "The most obscure cartoon I can possibly review." Two years later, the character of Betty La Fea was formally introduced to America with the successful sitcom, Ugly Betty, prompting Peter to retitle the article (now called "Ugly Betty: The Cartoon Series") and rewrite the opening and concluding paragraphs.
While ripping on The Matrix Revolutions, the guys say that Neo suddenly being able to control robots in the real world is as stupid as if Luke were to suddenly teleport in Return of the Jedi. Two years later, in The Last Jedi, Luke suddenly astral projects to another planet, a move that drew a mixed reaction from audiences.
In their The Day After Tomorrow episode, the gang imagines that old sitcoms will be brought back to life in the post-disaster world. One of those shows mentioned to be revived is Series/Roseanne, which was revived in 2018.