"America's Navy: A Global Force for Good". Whether you disagree or just think it's NarmfullyHammy, it's hard to deny this slogan's Snark Bait quotient.
Pretty much any military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, especially from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.
The "Head On" commercials. How can you not make fun of a commercial that consists of nothing but "Head On: Apply directly to the forehead" repeated over and over?
An Italian spot with Manuela Arcuri promoting a book entitled Il labirinto femminile inspired countless Youtube parodies due to its amateurish direction, poor acting, creepy Soundtrack Dissonance and the overall bad quality of the book itself. It even contains a word ("strategismo") that doesn't exist in Italian. Here it is.
The most recent version of that spot featured Karima El Marthoug, a.k.a. Ruby, the girl (under age at the time) Prime Minister Berlusconi has been accused of having had mercenary sex with. During the spot, she gets undressed by a guy with a Phantom of the Opera mask. Oh, and the direction is still amateurish, the (rest of the) acting is still poor, the soundtrack is still creepy and the book is still bad, thanks for asking.
Not to mention the one starring Lele Mora, the TV agent with Fascist sympathies involved in the Corona scandal.
National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" ad has gathered quite a bit of this. Just try searching for it on YouTube. Almost every result is a parody of some kind. This is not unexpected of course, given that it's melodramatic enough to be a Stealth Parody to begin with.
Rick Perry's "Strong" ad has launched a meme based on making fun of it.
Pepsi brand 7UP made a critical mistake lately in India- they showed Kathakali, a serious south Indian classical dance form, as a street dance.
Ads for feminine hygiene products in general, due to their corny stock photo aesthetic, the cheesy music, the overall bubbly-ness of its protagonists and for making viewers uncomfortable without showing anything more explicit than unnamed blue liquid.
Many ads, posters, and articles from the 1940's and 50's weren't considered Snark Bait in their own time, but contain Values Dissonance that people enjoy laughing at decades later. Adding naughty captions to prim-and-perfect media of the period is also popular.
Political ads in general are prone to this, since they seldom have the slightest hint of subtlety. Attack ads in particular have a tendency to be so melodramatic in their negativity that it leads to Narm.
Bleach is considered to have Jumped the Shark and has become Snark Bait even among the fandom. Kubo is considered a troll so much that "Tite Kubo trolled my fandom" has sadly become a meme among Bleach fans.
Pretty much the same thing can be said about Naruto.
And the shipping fandoms for both of the above. The Ship-to-Ship Combat and the fans involved have become pure jokes to those not involved.
Guilty Crown ended up, surprisingly enough, developing a proportionally greater "trainwreck" following than Code Geass despite not being quite as popular overall, as a result of the show having dull or unsympathetic characters, similarly bad twists, an obsession with rape or even more bizarre fetishes and perhaps equal or greater Narm fodder. There's not even a Broken Base this time around.
Pokémon can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its Idiot Hero who seemingly gets dumber once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent Narm, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack).
Sword Art Online. The first half of the series already had some people who couldn't take stuff like the facial expressions, melodramatic death scenes and the MMORPG setting too seriously, among other things. Elevate it Up to Eleven and you'll get the kind of bait that the second half became, including but not limited to the treatment of its female lead.
In Xxx Ho Lic Watanuki is an in-universe example due to his Keet behavior.
"I've always been a hater." It's a bad line, misuses the word "hater"note Using "Hater" in an un-ironic self-referential manner. Not much more to say than it dates it horrible AND misuses the slang., and shows a complete lack of understanding of Hazmat's character and back story.
"My boyfriend exploded all over me!"
"Chasehawk" achieving Ascended Meme status caused a lot of eye rolling.
Comics by Jack Chick. Those, sadly, become much less funny when a ten-year-old girl, with fervent earnestness, gives you one.
Marville: an unfunny, soon-dated parody comic created on a bet by the then Marvel editor, which then inexplicably morphed into a rambling, scientifically inaccurate diatribe about God, evolution, humanity, and the causes of war. You better believe the only reason anyone reads it is to marvel at how awful it is.
My Inner Life: It certainly doesn't help that she thinks the whole thing is real.
My Little Unicorn. The fact that it's a blatant Hate Fic against My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic does not endear it to fans of the show. But what really takes it into this territory is the author saying without a hint of irony that he prefers his characters one-dimensional, some of the edits (such as replacing Cutie Marks with serial numbers), and the fact that he seriously believes that his work is better than the original show, even considering that he rips off what he doesn't arbitrarily change.
Asteroid movie. Probably worth watching - if you have bile deficiency and readily available can of Brain Bleach... or properly perverted sense of humor.
Ripping on Batman & Robin is pretty popular. Many snark sites have dedicated time to it. The film was also nominated for a whopping eleven Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, though it only won for Worst Supporting Actress (Alicia Silverstone).
Its presence is all but guaranteed on a "worst Super Hero film ever" list, and makes more occasional cameos on generic "Worst Films Ever" lists as well. Cracked.com, however, used this movie's reputation to create a list of "five comic book movies way worse than Batman and Robin"— most of which are waaay more obscure than Batman and Robin.
Most of the classic Godzilla and Gamera films. Bonus points if you're watching the English dubs.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. While the previous film was a decent enough adaptation of the fighting game franchise, Annihilation was a trainwreck through and through. Of the original cast only two actors reprized their roles.
The So Bad, It's GoodCult Classic, Troll 2. It almost a tradition at this point to say, with Arnold, "They're eating her! And now they're gonna eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOD!" More cynical snarkers enjoy the incredibly vague popcorn scene and the protagonist urinating on the family dinner for no apparent reason.
The Da Vinci Code. It seems that a less-than-shiny book assembled from moldy pieces of cryptohistory is not going to be less of a target if advertised as a daring innovative idea and (whispering) maybe even really relevant theory.
The fact that it holds the record for the most frequently donated book gives way to a lot of Snark Bait.
"The Eye of Argon" is possibly the worst fantasy short story ever written ever. Terrible in the extreme, only readable with the help of the MST3K crew heckling it... yet somehow, impossible not to read (at least once). In places, it has become tradition to stage competitions of how much people could read with a straight face and expressive voice. Three quarters of a page is considered doing extremely well.
Fifty Shades of Grey in general, especially the part where Ana describes Christian's penis as "my very own Christian Grey-flavoured popsicle." The series has been parodied numerous times, e.g. by Jimmy Fallon and barelypolitical .
With all the crap Paolini gets, you have to feel a little sorry for the guy when you learn he started writing the series when he was only sixteen years old. It probably started out as some sort of fan-fiction-y amalgam of all his favorite fantasy series. Of course, said pity may dissolve completely with the knowledge that he published it when he was over twenty-one, that was nine years ago - and it still looks very much like a sixteen-year-old wrote it (with the help of a thesaurus).
Though not remotely popular, the Maradonia Saga has become famous for being made of 100% pure fail. It's not just derivative, it literally plagiarizes from The Bible, has Random words Capitalized for no Reason, random italics, and 'quotes' where none should 'be'. Impishidea.com has sporkings and a drinking game, though it would be better to avoid the game if you don't want to die of alcohol poisoning and/or acute liver failure. The enormous ego of the author is the subject of as much, if not more, snark than the books themselves. SwankiVY sums the whole thing up nicely.
Tyra Banks is writing a fantasy novel about models. No, really.
The book trilogy in question is titled Modelland, and ends up practically snarking itself. For example SM-ize is an actual word. Really.
John Ringo's Paladin of Shadows series, although it seems to be something of a Stealth Parody. Proven by the fact that he links to most of these reviews and will usually write letters not only supporting many of their accusations, but pointing out inconsistencies and logical failures they missed. Such as the main character would have died about 6 pages into the first book. He called it his Dark Fic. People liked it so he published it and made a shit load of money. Here is a review, which gave us the "OH JOHN RINGO NO" meme.
The Sword of Truth series is a particularly big magnet. There are many websites and forums that mock passages from the books.
Twilight for a sizable fraction of those following it.
Community had an In-Universe example called Kickpuncher, which the main characters watch entirely for the purpose of making fun of it.
Because of Seasonal Rot, a large section of the fandom of Criminal Minds (including most of the comments posted to Television Without Pity) have continued watching the show simply to snark at it, simply because of how far down in quality the show has declined since the beginning.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Franchises are incredibly formulaic, so much of it, technologically and procedually wrong, plus you can spot the murderer (always murder) in the first 10-15 minutes: There will be a background character who get 10 seconds of front of stage exposure, for no apparent reason. Did someone walk up to the lead (Horatio/Mac/Gill) and offer help for no apparent reason? Was a line said by an assistant to the chief suspect when they could have said it? Is someone pointed out for no reason - "I was fishing with Steve all day", cue Steve waving from the background? It's them
Dexter has definitely become this as of Season 8. Particular complaints include the poor pacing, massive and frustrating use of the Idiot Ball, lack of a truly epic conclusion, and worst of all, the overuse of voice-over to inform the audience on what they already know. It'd actually be harder to find any positive discussion about the show now.
In the UK, few annual events are more fun than gathering around a TV with your friends and/or family to watch and make jokes about the Eurovision Song Contest. Try it; a great time will be had by all.
In Spain even the commentarist does this.
The Spanish are mere amateurs compared to the ultimate master at sarcastic/sardonic Eurovision commentary, the formerly Irish/presently British Sir Terry Wogan. His commentary has been so vitriolic at times that some countries have threatened to ban him from entry into their country. For snarking on their Eurovision entry/-ies to the extent he does.
Glee. Where do we start? First there are the desperate attempts to be open and diverse which just end up being more offensive, then we have the clichéd plotlines and Seasonal Rot. Not to mention the heavily autotuned cover songs that somehow manage to drain the essence of every classic they can get their hands on. There's a reason why plenty of respectable musicians refuse to have anything to do with this show.
Sons of Anarchy : Many watch the show just to see what bizarre plots Kurt Sutter will come up with next. There is much debate over it. A Running Gag is that Jax often says he will 'get to the bottom of things' but either takes a long time to or never does.
For the gory satisfaction of telling you how absolutely awful you really are?
Justin Bieber is major Snark Bait for his Periphery Hatedom (interestingly, much of this is Astro Turf). It isn't possible to go onto any metal video on Youtube without comments saying that the only people who dislike the video are Bieber fans.
The standard of heartthrob for many pre-teens to just teenagers is enough to get anyone's dislike especially when you go from looking like a girl to a shirtless douche through the evolution of your career.
Kanye West has managed to put himself into this category, first by his now memetic interruption of Taylor Swift 's award acceptance speech, then his increasing megalomania, misogynist lyrics and his relationship with fellow Snark Bait Kim Kardashian.
I Hate Your Blog by MC FrontALot is this trope's unofficial theme song. The tale of a man who repeatedly posts flame comments on an "incredibly terrible" blog telling the blogger to get off the Internet, then complains with equal volume when the blog isn't updated for a while.
Lest one carp, Hilton has been quick to point out that singing is a vocation for which she is eminently skilled. "I know music," she reassured the Sunday Times children's section. "I hear it every single day." [...] While this obviously gives Hilton a massive advantage over those who have never heard any music and thus believe it to be a variety of cheese, there remains the nagging suspicion that this might not represent sufficient qualification for a career as a singer, in much the same way as knowing what a child is does not fully equip you for a career as a consultant paediatrician.
Paris Hilton herself is Snark Bait due to her lifestyle, behavior, and (at one time) constant appearances in the tabloids.
R. Kelly's Trapped In The Closet. It was so over the top Narmy that it became the source of so much parody and a result more and more people watched it so they could join in on the mocking.
Taylor Swift, who seemingly built a career on unfair breakup songs.
Tokio Hotel is one, even if that faded together with the band's success. Especially true for their own home country during the height of their fame, mostly for the lead singer's androgynous looks, their rabid fangirls and the very idea of then-15-year-olds posing as edgy naughty rock stars despite their actually very vanilla music.
Daikatana. As with Big Rigs, the game was very clearly an Obvious Beta. But that was nothing compared to the Hype Backlash creator John Romero got for the game's marketing campaign◊ and constant delaysnote it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than So Cool It's Awesome would've guaranteed that the game would become Snark Bait for years to come.
Duke Nukem Forever. The game's notorious fourteen year development made it Snark Bait before it was even released. And, when it finally did come out, it was mostly a So Okay, It's Average shooter with dated pop culture references, a boring protagonist, and none of the charm that made the original Duke Nukem 3D a success.
The PlayStation version of Resident Evil, the script moreso than the actual gameplay. "You were almost a Jill Sandwich" anyone? What about a gun that's "good against living things"? or "master of unlocking". Don't forget "Wow! What a mansion!", especially with the Fridge Brilliance of Wesker's role later in the game.
This trope is so prevalent in regards to Dominic Deegan, sometimes you have to wonder if most of the fanbase is just reading it to make fun of it.
Just take a look. Discounting the current thread, there are 1294 pages, averaging slightly less than 30 posts a page. Most of the major forums are now dominated by people who are in it just for the snark.
Pocahontas is this (mainly in the US) for its Narmy musical numbers and artistic license.
The Secret of NIMH2, loathed by fans for being badly animated, badly written, and unfaithful to the original movie. The point of the movie where it goes from being just bad to So Bad, It's Good, for some, is the outrageously over-the-top musical number Martin Brisby sings after being turned evil and inexplicably gaining a British accent. By that point, the movie seemed to have stopped trying to make sense.
Caillou, anybody? It's a show everybody loves to hate that's been memed to death.
Angelina Jolie for her frequent adoptions and the infamous right leg during the 2012 Oscars.
Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on The New York Press Website and Rotten Tomatoes, constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at Rotten Tomatoes - his will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable contrarian, and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus gain attention for himself (Roger Ebert even called him a Troll). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.
Remember that Roger Ebert initially defended White, pointing out that not only is there nothing wrong with challenging consensus position, but White even agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time which he considered to be ideal. The biggest problem most people have with White is that the reasons he gives often go above and beyond Epic Fail - to the point that people question whether or not he actually saw the movies he reviewed. For example, he complained about the length of Rapunzel's hair in Tangled and comments that her hair never becomes a problem for her, which is flat out wrong (in the opening song, for example, she laments the length of time she has to spend brushing it, and later it gets snagged on a branch while she's trying to run). Then in his infamous Toy Story 3 review, he called Hamm the pig a villain, even though he's a good guy who spends much of the movie imprisoned with them!
White has never, ever given a single Steven Spielberg film a bad review, even calling films like 1941 a "classic", and going overboard in his effusive praise of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Even his praise of Spielberg's good movies somehow go way over the top.
Rosie O'Donnell, whose vocal political opinions and weight issues have long been the butt of many jokes.
Apple gets this a lot, largely over the pricing of its computers and the perceived "dumbing down" of its operating system. Microsoft fanboys especially make Apple a target of snark, and Apple fanboys are no better (see the Microsoft example below).
vBulletin 5. Ever since it was shown as a beta product, admin and webmaster forums have been absolutely filled to the brim with discussions on its downfalls and mishaps, as well as those of creator Internet Brands in general. If it's ever brought up in any sort of tech forum, the posts will devolve into repeatedly tearing it to shreds within the space of about five posts.