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->''"The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' is a bad book written by experts."'' [[note]]It was written with the express purpose of producing an unpublishably bad piece of work, so as to test whether publishing firm [=PublishAmerica=] would still accept the manuscript. [[CaptainObvious They did]].[[/note]]
-->-- '''T. Nielsen Hayden'''

A medium or ShowWithinAShow or other MetaFiction is presented in an intentionally bad style. [[BadBadActing The most conspicuous aspect of this is in terms of dialog, in which one can expect the characters to speak in a stilted, mechanical tone for no apparent reason at all.]]

This is much easier to distinguish from SoBadItsGood when it's applied to a ShowWithinAShow, or when other works by the author are of better quality.

TheresNoBInMovie is related, though in that case the focus is on the audience of the ShowWithinAShow rather than on its writer. See also RuleOfFunny.

A SuperTrope to:
* BadBadActing ("bad" acting)
* BadImpressionists ("bad" impressions)
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue ("bad" writing with a "bad" main character)
* HollywoodToneDeaf ("bad" singing)
* TerribleArtist ("bad" drawing)
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny ("bad" translations)
* KitschyLocalCommercial ("bad" local commercials)
* OurSloganIsTerrible ("bad" business taglines)
* PissTakeRap ("bad" raps)
* PlayingPictionary (It's bad enough that people mistake a drawing for something else)
* RandomlyReversedLetters ("bad" handwriting)
* SoapWithinAShow ("bad" soap operas)
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny ("bad" jokes)
* TrollFic ("bad" fanfiction)
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000[=/=]UltraSuperHappyCuteBabyFestFarmer3000 (thematically "bad" video games)
* PacManFever (technologically "bad" video games)

It's been suggested by various movie critics that this is done solely because it would be irritating to the viewer and humiliating to the writer if the story within was a lot more interesting than the story around it (though an enterprising author could [[{{Defictionalization}} release it as a spin-off]], not unlike the real-life ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Radioactive Man]]'' comics), so they do what they can to kill it while retaining its purpose.

May overlap with ThePowerOfActing.

* StylisticSuck/{{Films}}
* StylisticSuck/{{Literature}}
* StylisticSuck/LiveActionTV
* StylisticSuck/VideoGames
* StylisticSuck/WebComics
* StylisticSuck/WebOriginal
* StylisticSuck/WesternAnimation


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6dZtNYGlLM This]] commercial for [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 Lotso-Huggin' Bear]]. [[spoiler: Which is actually a ViralMarketing campaign created by Pixar.]]
* The 2012 commercials for the Toyota Yaris are made to look like they had NoBudget. The spokesman has trouble projecting and stumbles on his lines, the script is tacky, and overall it looks like a live weather report where the speaker and the special effects guy aren't in sync. Now combine all that with OurSloganIsTerrible and OurProductSucks, for a final result of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiWPXRb1eOY Toyota Yaris]]: [[CaptainObvious It's a car!]]"

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The first (in airing order) episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", is a ''gloriously'' bad student film made by the main characters, with a plotline that makes no sense, random scene changes, flat characters, appalling acting, shoddy directing (the conversation where both characters are facing right springs to mind), ''really'' badly animated special effects (with one exception - that happens to nearly take out the cameraman) and an opening song which sounds like being sung at gun point. And [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon commenting]] on all this.
** This episode is all Kyon's. Without his commentary, the film would honestly be bad, with it included, it's [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's Absolutely]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny HILARIOUS!]]
** Episode 00 is in 4:3 aspect ratio while the rest of the series is widescreen. The first ''screen format''-related Stylistic Suck?
*** An early fansub added to this by applying subtitles and karaoke that were reminiscent of those you'd find on old fansubs, complete with [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} Comic Sans]] and a static karaoke with notes.
* The unnamed alien soap opera watched by the whole household in the original ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VAs is poorly written and badly acted, and yet enthralls everyone who watches.
** Mihoshi is also obsessed with a badly-made anime called ''Space Police Policeman,'' [[DontExplainTheJoke which is ironic considering she's a]] ''[[DontExplainTheJoke real]]'' [[DontExplainTheJoke Galaxy Police officer.]]
* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'''s ShowWithinAShow, ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'', was intended to be like this, a ClicheStorm that contained every absurdity ever to appear in anime. Then they actually made a few episodes of the show as an {{Omake}}, and real viewers loved it so much it became a real, full length series. Sadly, the full length series diverges quite a bit from the one within ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', both in art style as in plot.
* ''[[Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico]]'' had the ShowWithinAShow ''Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}}'', which has become somewhat legendary among fans. The dub adds an extra layer by intentionally [[HongKongDub mismatching the character's mouth-flaps]].
* In the ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' manga, Miu tries her hand at making a {{Shoujo}} manga herself. Her style is not that much inferior to the original, which is actually pretty good for a twelve-year old. Her storytelling leaves something to be desired, though.
* The ''Uraon'' DVD specials from ''Manga/KOn''. The art style borders in So Bad It's Horrible.
* An episode of ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' features this hilariously ShowWithinAShow where Dedede tries to make an anime, recruiting more or less the entire cast to do the work. Between ExecutiveMeddling, a ridiculously tight schedule and low budget, and most of the staff having no idea what they're doing (especially Kirby), it starts out as a parody of the show itself and gets very steadily worse. [[HilarityEnsues And funnier]].
* The entire premise of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime is based on this. Each episode, there's a scene of the director forcing the writer to put his 'stamp of approval' on that episode's script, which is invariably a haphazard attempt to shoehorn his characters into a variety of inappropriate genres.
* ''Anime/RozenMaiden'':
** ''Rozen Maiden'' features a puppet crime show with anthropomorphic animals and plots vaguely inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels, ''Detective Kun-Kun'', which is quite unexceptional and bland (complete with exaggerated acting, stiff, low-budget puppets, weak twists), yet all the dolls living in Jun's house are enthralled by it, screaming to warn the character of traps or betrayal, and genuinely shivering when a "scary" scene is happening, to the point of having Shinku in love with the title character, a pipe-smoking dog dressed as Sherlock Holmes (Jun even uses it to win an argument); yet this might also be to show that despite their age and occasional wisdom they all are little girls, and react as such, to tone down the many creepy and downer moments of the series.
** The ''Detective Kun-Kun'' {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA presents an episode of the television show from the point of view of the Rozen Maiden dolls watching it: as a theatrical masterpiece complete with red curtain.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' Nagi's greatest dream in life is to become a famous {{Mangaka}}. Too bad the only people capable of understanding the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible completely nonsensical]] plot of her manga are herself and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her friend Isumi]].
* The parts in the ''Manga/FutatsuNoSpica'' anime in which Asumi talks about her childhood dreams or shares astronomical knowledge (usually in the beginning) are drawn in a very primitive, childish style.
* ''Sensei and Ninomiya-kun'', a soap opera in ''Manga/MinamiKe''. It's an utter ClicheStorm with horrible acting, and yet the protagonists seem to like it.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has the FiveManBand attempt to create an anime movie. The characters were little better than doodles, nothing moves and the voice acting has nothing to sync to. Only the (pirated) backgrounds looks good.
* Pretty much the entire "169th Friends Concert" in ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the protagonist. It's made even more obvious in the live-action movie adaptations, where you actually have to ''hear'' "Ai Rock Yuu" in all its horrific sucky glory.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'':
** In episode 183, the opening is redone to look as though it was drawn in MS Paint after an in-universe example of AuthorExistenceFailure leaves the show without an animator.
** There's also an episode where Gin and a prison inmate (from a previous arc) attempt to create a shounen manga but basically end up with a mix of [[Manga/DragonBall super saiyan]] style shoulder pads, a [[Manga/DeathNote Chage Note]] and blatant harem cliches. Plus rough children's illustrations. It doesn't even make sense in context.
* Despite the fact that he's supposedly a best-selling and award-winning novelist, the extracts from Usagi's {{yaoi|Genre}} novels in ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' are full of PurpleProse and cliched dialogue; the ''Junai Romantica'' novels, which are [[{{Defictionalization}} supposedly the novels that he wrote]], are similarly prone to ClicheStorm and [[{{Uke}} weepy uke syndrome]], but are hilarious to read because of the mismatch between Usagi's fictionalized versions of the characters and how they really are.
* ''Manga/EvenAMonkeyCanDrawManga'' uses this both for innate humor and to parody the stereotypical art styles of every major genre of manga.
* The opening of ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' depicts a [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] that recreates the events of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' TV series...as a hammy, {{Super Robot|Genre}}-esque affair that bears almost no resemblance to the actual show. Getting in on the gag, at least one fansub group gave the movie cheesy subtitles with different colored text for each character and several words [[TooLongDidntDub left in Japanese]] with translation notes explaining what they mean and then saying there's no good English translation (a TakeThat against a certain fansub group that does this un-ironically).
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', whenever Rukia uses her hand-made drawings to explain the spirit world and Hollows to Ichigo, they look as if they were done by a six year old. Ichigo never fails to point out how much her art style sucks. And usually gets hit because of it. Apparently Byakuya has a very similar art style, which is strange, considering he's captain of the calligraphy club, and a good sculpter.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** On the rare occasions that comics are portrayed, it will be in a very crude and deformed style that makes it clear the reader is looking at a comic-within-a-comic.
** The Duwang [[GagSub Gag Fansub]] of the 2012 anime evokes this, drawing inspiration from the TranslationTrainWreck of a scanlation of ''Diamond Is Unbreakable''.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' has "Double Bind", a detective drama that has many plot elements [[FollowTheLeader directly lifted from popular works of the genre]]. It's implied that the [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants writer has no plan whatsoever]] and throws things like rape in because they are his AuthorAppeal.
* Baby Beel's drawings in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' are given criticism as if they were true works of art, when he's actually a toddler who can do little more than scribble.
* The manga and some supplementary materials for ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' have Anghel's manga, a bit of which is visible [[http://mangafox.me/manga/hatoful_kareshi/c002/7.html here]], clearly made with more enthusiasm than skill and are in a much more scribbly style than the rest of the manga. [[NiceGuy Ryouta]] says there's a high stroke count and he respects Anghel, but Anghel can't get anyone very interested in his stuff; an editor says there might be something there but it lacks an "adult feel".
* The first ending of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', which is styled like a child's crayon drawing.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'':
** Saitama's intentionally drawn like his artist had just phoned it in and scrawled a generic guy, [[NonstandardCharacterDesign in heavy contrast to the beautifully detailed art everyone else gets]]. This reflects the man's own uncaring, bored approach to just about everything, and is dropped whenever he starts getting serious, undergoing a one-man ArtShift to start matching the rest of the characters.
*** On another level, Saitama's appearance provides a meta-context to his perception by other characters: he's regarded as a RidiculouslyAverageGuy and seldom noticed until he starts busting up the scenery. As such, he's drawn with the level of care an artist might give to a tiny background figure who is of no importance to the scene.
** Tatsumaki is possibly the only person who gets it worse than him. ONE draws her consistently in a sucky fashion in [[WebFirst the original webcomic]], with the highlight probably being [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/109143_onepunch-man-one-chapter-77/page_6 her head growing out of the (pretty large) panel]], and even Murata [[http://www.mangainn.me/manga/chapter/111942_onepunch-man-chapter-37/page_14 occasionally draws her as a midget]]. This fits her, [[PsychopathicManchild given her personality]].
** Most of ONE's work is like this, as both the original comics for One-Punch Man and ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' are drawn in a deliberately sloppy and amateurish style, allowing them to not only fit a much more comedic tone, but to make it much more impressive when the action, and [[ArtShift ONE's art]] get more serious.
* In ''Anime/KimiToBoku'', the boys try to make an amateur manga for a club activity. They each draw a page and the quality keeps on changing throughout the story. One of the twins draws a very good adventurous page, while his brother made the knight wear a t-shirt and jeans because his costume too complicated and killed off the other two characters. Shun's page is very shoujo-esque with huge eyes which the others mock, and he inexplicably introduces a love interest. Chizuru just right out [[GenreShift changes the genre]] from a fantasy to a school drama, [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue blatantly self inserts]] himself and his crush as the main characters, and has them randomly get married. Kaname's art skills are [[TerribleArtist just so bad]] that the others can't even focus on the sappy ending where they [[BabiesEverAfter have a kid]].
* One ''Manga/BlueSeed'' omake is a parody of old monster movie trailers. The English dub arguably makes it funnier by having improperly emoted voice acting that doesn't always match up with the lip movements as a nod to the earliest dubbing attempts of anime.
* The first episode of the anime for ''{{Manga/Barakamon}}'' spinoff ''Manga/HandaKun'' begins with the Handa Force being shocked to learn that 1) there is a ''Handa-kun'' anime, and 2) [[BreakingTheFourthWall they missed the first episode]]. They call the anime studio to get a copy but are ignored, so the Handa Force decides to make their own, running through a truckload of anime tropes before putting together their painfully bad ''Handa-kun'' anime.
* Anime/BoboboboBobobo can [[FusionDance fuse together]] with Don Patch to become [=BoboPatch=]. However, one episode has them attempt this while in a theme park ride that causes everyone in it to [[FountainOfYouth turn into kids]]. The end result is a fusion that looks like it was drawn by a kid, but is somehow more powerful, to the point that he beats the villain they were fighting in [[OneHitKO one hit]].
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'''s anime adaptation has the "Bob Epic Team" segments, where everything is deliberately drawn and animated OffModel to the point that it dips into DerangedAnimation.
* ''Anime/MegaloBox'' is a subtle example--while the animation itself is high-quality, the whole thing has been post-processed to make it resemble a decades-old anime that was upscaled from a lower resolution. This technically makes it look worse, but [[NostalgiaFilter evokes nostalgia]] for the classic fighting anime it's based on.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* The trailer for the Dalek movie at the beginning of the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio drama ''Jubilee'' is ridiculously over-the-top and involves a lot of very large explosions, as a send-up of Hollywood movies.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The card game "We Didn't Playtest This At All". Lots of instant win and instant lose cards, all played for laughs.

* Kent Pietsch's airshow comedy act is an example of aeronautical stylistic suck. He throws his 1942 Interstate Cadet aircraft around the sky in ways that would make any pilot cringe, creating the illusion that a terrible pilot is clowning around at the controls. His aircraft loses vital parts like ailerons ''in flight''. He even drags the wingtip against the ground at one point.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Zoot Sputnik'' is a comic-within-the-comic written by one of the characters in ''[='=]ComicBook/MazingMan''. The art was by Creator/FredHembeck.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' stories:
** In the mini ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', when a character is trapped in the second dimension, the art intentionally looks like children crayon doodles.
** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': In Bizarro World, newspapers include children crayon doodles instead of pictures, fitting with the backwards nature of the SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}s.
* Whenever the Fish And Bicycle Theatre group pop up in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', their productions are like this: a play about a man surviving the {{Gendercide}} (and later dying because the world doesn't need him any more), an action movie, a comic book called ''X: The Last Woman''. All {{Anvilicious}} and pretentious {{Cliche Storm}}s.
* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' contains many references to the fictional show ''Series/StormSaxon'' -- a misogynistic, racist and homophobic action/adventure series, as well as the opinion news show "Voice of Fate" (which was eerily prescient of [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]]). The filmmakers appear to agree with that last point, since he's a clear parody of Bill in the film.
* ''Comicbook/XMen Noir'' features a series of backups prose stories parodying old pulp sf stories. ("The Sentinels" by Bolivar Trask) Thomas Halloway reads them, and even uses them to interrogate Professor Xavier. Considering the style and subject this is almost certainly a reference to the ''Iron Dream'' mentioned below. (Ironically, Trask comes across as [[FairForItsDay rather egalitarian by 1930s standards]], in his story the "perfect race" is formed by ''combining'' racial characteristics, and the mutant underclass turns out to be misunderstood. This is ''also'' ironic when you consider that in the main Marvel universe, Bolivar Trask was the bigoted scientist behind the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots.)
* Creator/JhonenVasquez's comic ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has the comic-within-a-comic Happy Noodle Boy. Interesting in that they don't suck too bad at first, but get progressively worse as Johnny slowly loses his sanity.
* Any time a superhero comic appears ''in'' a superhero comic, it's done like this.
* In the ''Essex County'' trilogy, the comic-within-a-comic drawn by a young child in the story is actually a real comic made by author Jeff Lemire when he was a child.
* Jordan's movie idea in ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery''. Not only is at a totally absurd NinjaPirateZombieRobot farrago, he keeps changing bits of it, and remembering things he forgot to say earlier. The art, meanwhile, plays along by showing exactly what he's saying at the time, even if this means everything has to change completely in the next panel.
* Subverted in an issue of ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' where Cliff Baker watches his dad's movie on his phone. The art is actually better and smoother in the movie.
* James Roberts and John Barber’s ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' run has various [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe films and shows]], all of which do this in their own unique way:
** One issue involves Rewind [[DocumentaryEpisode making a documentary]] about the Lost Light crew titled “Little Victories”. It’s competently edited, but also [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain terrible at advertising what it was supposed to]] and seems to spend an inordinate amount of time portraying the crew as a bunch of losers. It’s also gets butchered in post-production, as Ultra Magnus uses his authority to edit out scenes that made him look bad.
** Thundercracker is an aspiring writer and we’re often given snippets of his work. They’re almost invariably terrible, with ''incredibly'' stilted dialogue, rampant PurpleProse, and [[ViewersAreMorons heavy-handed exposition]].
** We see a former Decepticon named Skullcruncher who’s become a stand-up comedian after the war ended; his routine is decent, but also [[ContinuityLockOut makes very little sense if you don’t understand the references]] and [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic he has a tendency to stutter and ramble on-stage]].
** An old film called “[[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 The Birth Of Cybertron]]” is repeatedly brought up; its pretty well-made in terms of filmmaking, but is also [[ValuesDissonance super racist by modern standards]] and was very obviously written as a propaganda piece for Cybertron’s then-current government.
** The above-mentioned Thundercracker is later commissioned to make a {{Biopic}} about Starscream’s life. By this point Thundercracker’s writing has improved... kind of. The dialogue is ''slightly'' less stilted and [[ShownTheirWork he actually does research to make the film accurate]], but that’s about it. The rest of production is [[TroubledProduction a nightmare]]; the film goes through numerous rewrites, is [[WTHCastingAgency horribly miscast]], the lead actor walks out mid-filming, [[SpecialEffectFailure the special effects are cheap]], stock footage of an actual riot is used to avoid spending money on recreating it, and Thundercracker’s [[BiasSteamroller personal biases frequently shine through in the writing]].
** Finally, the first Cybertronion-made movie to be shown on Earth is “Dark Invasion”, a film made by [[ThoseTwoGuys Rumble and Frenzy]]. It’s a [[ClicheStorm brainless]], [[DudeNotFunny tasteless]], and [[StuffBlowingUp explosion-filled]] action movie that is so terrible, [[GenreKiller it kills any audience interest in Cybertronion filmmaking]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Snoopy's novelist alter ego writes stories that are filled with melodramatic dialogue, cliched characters, and ridiculous plot lines that don't really go anywhere. The stories often begin with ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Roger once wrote a spy novel with a MartyStu self-insert as the lead character. One week of strips consists of hilariously-bad quotes and over-the-top scenes, plus his wife's reaction to the same (for instance, a BigNo when the character is faced with a WireDilemma involving 173 wires and cuts the ''right'' one). It's even funnier when one realizes that his wife is ([[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything ostensibly]]) a professional writer.
* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', one SundayStrip was written by upper management due to a writer's strike. The text consisted of a crude TakeThat against unions, full of typos and positioned badly.

* The famous ''nihonbuyou'' number ''Fujimusume'' ("Wisteria Nymph") features a scene where the spirit dances for her {{Love Interest|s}} in order to try and make him interested. Later, the spirit has drunken some sake and performs the exact same dance, only "a bit wonky". The scene is both very amusing for the audience, and very demanding for the dancer, who must appear wobbly and out-of-rhythm while actually staying in rhythm and keeping the dance recognisable.
* Matthew Bourne's ''Theatre/SwanLake'', which features all-male swans (among other innovations), features a ballet-within-a-ballet that parodies the conventions of Romantic ballet in general and the original ''Swan Lake'' in particular.

[[folder:Eastern European Animation]]
* The goat's music from ''Animation/TheGoatMusician'' has a general vibe to it that goes all over the place with an incomprehensible mood to boot. That's not even mentioning the theme he used for his work, which is taken from a Russian folk song that ends with a goat getting eaten by a pack of wolves. [[spoiler: The ending implies this is what happened to the goat musician as well after walking off with the wolf into the woods]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3291350/1/Prinz_von_Sommerhoffnung Prinz von Sommerhoffnung]]'' has the character Ywiu, who speaks mainly in Singlish. It looks like genuinely bad writing at first, until one point where she code-switches to standard English and shows that the "bad English" is used deliberately. (At least if you somehow miss the fact that most of the others speak standard English.)
* Used in {{Troll Fic}}s by authors such as Creator/PeterChimaera and SquirrelKing.
* The Fantendo fic [[http://fantendo.wikia.com/wiki/Sunny_and_the_Mushroom:_THE_END_OF_THE_WORLD Sunny and the Mushroom: THE END OF THE WORLD]] in which a guy explodes and blood goes EVERYWHERE and EVERYBODY DIES.
* The entire SHPDMBGWL4 series. Although, the third one is actually somewhat decent.
* Hunter Truf: Ace Attorney and later Justices Memoirs on Ace Attorney Online feature an easter egg in which Martin Summers (hotel dusk)'s real "talent" is revealed.
* Chapter 59 of ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' imagines what the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series would be like had it been dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment. [[TastesLikeDiabetes It's the most saccharine thing ever.]]
* Possibly many more fan fictions. [[PoesLaw We may never know how many.]]
* InUniverse in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - Calvin is forced into a competition to impress a girl by Andy, and he creates a poem that falls into PainfulRhyme. She likes his poem more than Andy's because she believes Calvin was trying to aim for this.
* Balenaproductions's ''[[WebAnimation/SonicZombie Sonic Zombie]]'' series, a VideoGame/GarrysMod-made video set about Sonic and friends fighting zombies, has this trope all over. Loads of SpecialEffectFailure[=s=] (the gun used to move objects around is visible in several scenes, characters don't walk so much as ''get dragged'', the interface is visible multiple times, and at once point the in-universe maker has to actually spawn some tacos because he forgot to do so earlier), the plot's loaded with [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Space Fleas From Nowhere]], the final villain of the third part is a dragon-thing that's supposed to be Satan who sounds like a ''stoner'', everyone has an exaggerated, OOC personality, and Disney/WreckItRalph appears out of nowhere just to die in the "origins" story.
* There is one ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' animation called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMWJsD5KCeQ Every TF2 Animation You've Ever Seen]]" meant to [[TakeThat throw a jab]] at overused cliches in ''Team Fortress 2'' videos, with a lot of the animation quality of the characters being wooden and using derivative jokes that many would already be familiar with (the always familiar sentry-sapping, for example). [[spoiler:All of this, however, is meant to hide the [[SurpriseCreepy creepier elements]] seen later in the video.]]
* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fan-adventure ''Roleplay/TrolSeasson'' starts with naming the main character Anger Crabman. Things just get worse/better from there.
* A meta-example in ''Fanfic/RedDeadWitchdemptionByJohnEgbert''. John Egbert is trying to write a crossover fanfic, and is doing a terrible job at it.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' is a series of Flash movies parodying ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. The first episode was released in 2003, and in the time between that and the latest episode in 2013, the designs for the ''Ducktales'' characters has remained just as crappy (aside from being made into 3D in later episodes) in a self-referential parody of itself. It utilizes the same amateurish, [[LimitedAnimation static]] character designs for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' characters from the first episode through the seventh, which stands out compared to other characters like [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]], who, by episode 7, was animated in professional looking CG.
* [=ZXInsanity=] et al's parody series of the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' movies, known as ''WebAnimation/{{EQUESTRIA GIRLS}}'' (capitalization intentional), is full of this. Characters are animated as if invisible hands are manipulating dolls... which is fitting considering the actual purpose of ''Equestria Girls''. The main characters are all low resolution model poses from the very first batch of leaked images. All other characters are fanmade vectors (the art quality of most of them is poor). Everything else is stock clipart. Facial expressions are either nonexistent or obviously edited in MS Paint. And all the voices are computer-generated text-to-speech programs, mostly from Website/GoAnimate.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' had an episode in which Tristan watches ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', that has nothing but Naruto telling Sasuke he is an emo over and over again. This was actually a cooperative effort between creator of both shows, as a TakeThat against people who thinks that calling somebody emo makes a good joke.
* The "animation" from Episode 8 of ''WebVideo/SgtFrogAbridged''.
* In ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'', Iruka makes an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridgement]] of ''Manga/OnePiece'' that features horrific image quality (blatantly filming a Website/YouTube-sourced overly-literal fansub with a mobile phone), no attempt at voice acting, and a script that primarily relies on repetition, MemeticMutation and gay jokes.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', General-Admiral Makarov, the BigBad of the Shining Armor Arc, has a VillainSong simply called "[[http://fav.me/d6v6jrl Makarov]]". According to the song writer, it was intentionally written worse than his normal work, being more of a straight rip-off of the song it was based on as opposed to his other works, to reflect the fact Makarov is a ParodySue who has next to no imagination of his own. InUniverse, Shining Armor zones out part way through because of how bad it is, resulting in only part of the song being used in the story.

* Music/HarryNilsson's marvelously irreverent album ''Son of Schmilsson'' includes the song "Joy", a country-music parody built around an Incredibly Lame {{Pun}}, awkward pauses, repetitive lyrics, and more [[PainfulRhyme obvious rhymes]] than you could shake your ... thyme ... at. Yeah.
* Music/TheHumanLeague's "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" is intentionally like this, being a parody of the new wave genre. This is why the synth sound is out of tune, and the happy mood of the song is in huge contrast with most of their music. Presumably because most people didn't get the joke, they left it off their album Hysteria (although it was included on a Fascination! EP of non album material)
* Much of Music/FrankZappa's parody work, particularly his early material. The most obvious example of this is America Drinks where the song is generally played as if the band are a very bad bar band.
** The album "Cruising With Ruben & The Jets"(1968) was a stylistic parody of cheesy doo-wop songs, so accurate that you could almost mistake it for being a real doo-wop album.
* Music/{{Microdisney}}'s B Sides towards the end of their career were like this because the band were growing tired of recording new material for them. "Little Town in Ireland" and "I Can't Say No" are both intentionally bad parodies of the Celtic Folk and Country genres respectively.
* Camille Saint-Saëns's ''Carnival of the Animals'' has a movement titled "Pianists", in which the two pianists tediously perform five-fingered exercises and scales... as if they were beginners.
* The entire discography of Music/AnalCunt is this trope turned [[CrossesTheLineTwice up to twelve]] and beyond.
* Varg Vikernes of Burzum deliberately used the cheapest microphone he could find to record "Filosofem"
* The PunkRock movement invoked this trope by bashing out [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth simple songs]] turned UpToEleven. In particular, [[Music/SexPistols Johnny Rotten]] invoked this trope with deliberate avoidance of "good" singing for the [[TheNewRockAndRoll maximum possible shock value]].
* "My Humps" by the Music/BlackEyedPeas was ''supposed'' to be this, a parody of overtly sexualized songs sung by female artists flaunting their figures. It didn't work. Then Music/AlanisMorissette [[CoveredUp covered it]] and it worked ''spectacularly'' well.
* Music/DavidBowie wanted a 'garage band' feel to 'Boys Keep Swinging' but felt his band were playing too proficiently....so he got them to swap instruments. ''Diamond Dogs'' is so full of reverb, judders and crackling that, even remastered, it still sounds like an old phonograph.
* Country music parodist Music/CledusTJudd did this on his first few albums, as he often sang in a deliberately off-key voice and sometimes had the instruments intentionally miss notes. His later albums (about ''Juddmental'' onward) toned this down.
* Music/TheBonzoDogBand:
** "Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold" made fun of the band's roots in trad jazz. In order to play bad jazz on purpose, the band members swapped their instruments around and only recorded one take. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcNAwytrOY Has to be heard to be properly appreciated.]]
** Not to mention the hilariously awful guitar solo on "Canyons of your Mind".
** Neil Innes has also used this trope deftly in his solo career, especially with the delightfully terrible [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTlGMCeuDE "Protest Song."]] It's even better/worse on the ''[[Creator/MontyPython Live at City Center]]'' album.
--->"I've suffered for my music and [[GenreSavvy now it's your turn]]."
* On [[Music/DanielAmos The Swirling Eddies]] CoverAlbum ''Sacred Cows'', all the songs are either deliberately bad (like [=DeGarmo and Key's=] "God Good, Devil Bad" performed as if they were recovering from head injuries) or wildly out-of-genre (like a lounge jazz version of DC Talk's "I Luv Rap Music").
* Music/ThePuppiniSisters made a well-arranged cover of "Spooky," but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2v3Ej7z46E video]] is loaded with homages to old, poorly-made horror films, complete with bad effects and silly screaming expressions.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LilWangOFFICIAL?feature=watch Lil Wang]] is made of this trope. He parodies other rappers, he just does it... terribly. [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} That's really all there is to say on the matter]].
* A large part of the appeal of The Moldy Peaches and similar 'anti-folk' bands and artists.
* Music historians are still debating whether [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Musical_Joke A Musical Joke]]'' is an example of this or an excuse for Mozart to experiment.
* Invoked by Music/{{Igor Stravinsky}} and subverted by time. In his now famous (then infamous) composition ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'', the famous opening melody is given to the bassoon. It was a line that was more suited for a clarinet and was written out of the common range of a bassoonists at the time; Stravinsky intended it to sound broken and strained. Now, ironically enough, the piece is so famous that the bassoon melody is a must-know for bassoonists, who've gotten significantly more proficient at their instruments when the "Rite" improved the PR of their instrument. Now every performance of the piece has the opening melody played beautifully and expertly.
* Music/TheStatlerBrothers' comic alter ego, Lester "Roadhog" Moran and The Cadillac Cowboys, which began as a sketch on one of their albums and later spun off into a full-length album of their own. A small-time country band with minimal musical proficiency and off-key vocals, who also has a tendency to forget songs right in the middle of playing them.
* Donny Benet's deliberately outdated brand of lounge-synth, particularly obvious in the video for his main single 'Don't Hold back'.
* In 1997, artist duo Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid once took a massive poll of Americans' taste in music, down to very specific criteria (what type of instruments were liked and disliked, what type of tempo, what type of lyrics, etc.). Using this data, they then decided to create the most statistically "wanted" and "unwanted" songs in America. The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McIfIx29tSg Most Wanted Song]]" is a {{Glurge}}y R&B ballad that acutely reflects the spirit of [[TheNineties the times]]. The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08 Most Unwanted Song]]", however, born from average Americans' distaste for musical elements as diverse as opera, cowboy songs, rap music (!!), accordions, tubas, commercial jingles, bagpipes, children's voices, abrupt changes in tempo, extreme length, and "intellectual stimulation", [[SoBadItsGood must be heard to be believed]]. To put into perspective: this song features an opera singer rapping about cowboys and Creator/LudwigWittgenstein to the accompaniment of a drum machine, tuba and bagpipes. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Yes]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0gAxuvo5rc music video]] for Music/StoneTemplePilots' "Big Bang Baby" has intentionally NoBudget, with a WhiteVoidRoom performance, video-grade greenscreen effects, and other cheese. Supposedly, the director's reasoning was that the band was already famous...
* Similarly, there's Music/FaithNoMore's "Everything's Ruined" video, which was inspired by video booths at county fairs, and had the band miming in front of various ChromaKey StockFootage - particularly funny moments have them "swimming" in front of an underwater backdrop, or fleeing from [[{{slurpasaur}} a giant tortoise]]. The band really didn't have much of a budget, having spent most of it on the other two videos for the album ''Angeldust'', so they deliberately went for something as silly and cheap-looking as possible.
* Music/PearlJam's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZySl72EByI Olympic Platinum]]", an overblown PowerBallad about the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Written by one of the mixing engineers, it features ridiculous music, backing vocals, and lyrics (at times Eddie Vedder can't even hide that it's a joke - "[[ChewingTheScenery I'll sing like]] [[Music/WhitneyHouston Whitne-eeeee]]"). [[http://www.twofeetthick.com/2012/01/fan-club-single-5-my-olympic-dream/ Even the cover for the fanclub-only single]] indulged in this.
-->I'll be like Dwight Stone\\
I'll be like Bruce Jenner\\
I'll be like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Decker#The_1984_Olympic_incident that girl who trained all her life as a distance runner and then tripped with a quarter mile to go]]
* "Hardcore Judy" by The [=dB=]s, where the band turns their own three minute PowerPop love song "Judy" into a minute and a half of sloppy, unintelligible HardcorePunk.
* Creator/MileyCyrus's performance at the 2013 [=VMAs=] was certainly this, but it's impossible to tell whether it was StealthParody of the industry, StealthParody of her FormerChildStar self, an attempt to invoke CoolButStupid or NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity {{Troll}}ing.
** Her performance at the [=EVMAs=] later that year was even more deliberately sucky, featuring her singing her PowerBallad single about a failing relationship with an IceKing, in front of a backdrop video of a poorly-photoshopped CuteKitten lipsyncing to her and crying. This one was definitely {{Troll}}ing, considering the internet's love of cats.
** The ContemptibleCover of her album "Bangerz", which is intentionally badly photoshopped and styled like the stuff from the 1980s that did not age well. And this one is definitely CoolButStupid, since the aesthetic makes it look nothing like anything else on the shelf and has an undeniable style to it, albeit an ugly one.
** Her {{Instagram}} edits as of 2014 (and those of her fans she post on her account) are [[http://instagram.com/p/w5XYk-QzLr/?modal=true very deliberately poorly photoshopped and filled with surrealistic humor]], in an extension of her ''Bangerz''-era artwork/tour graphics. She seems to delight in riling up trolls and cyberbullies on social media this way.
* Music/TheKLF's single under the pseudonym "The [[Series/DoctorWho Timelords]]", a deliberately lazy [[UrExample proto]]-MashUp of a GaryGlitter song with the ''Doctor Who'' theme and the song "Blockbuster", featuring some ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums'' [[VoiceClipSong sound clips]] processed to sound like Dalek voices. The video was even worse, featuring a CoolCar [[CriticalResearchFailure as the TARDIS]] and a couple of [[TinCanRobot cardboard boxes covered in tinfoil]] as a Dalek.
* GarageRock is an entire genre that often lends itself to this with purposefully out of tune guitars and simplistic riffs.
* The guitar solo in Dr. Hook's "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" is ''hilariously'' bad.
* The online record label PC Music has stylistic suck down to an art. The label's head, A. G. Cook, has said [[http://tankmagazine.com/live/tank/radio-tank-mix-a-g-cook in interviews]] that he particularly enjoys "recording people who don't normally make music and treating them as if they're a major label artist." [[https://soundcloud.com/pcmus/every-night Cheesy electro-pop fun ensues]].
** Producer "kane west" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS not to be confused with]] [[Music/KanyeWest that other guy]]; he's actually Gus Lobban, one of the members of pop trio Music/KeroKeroBonito) probably revels in this trope to its logical extreme, with crude "dance" music composed of MIDI instruments and clunky compositions. Even his imagery is cheap, with the cover of his [[https://soundcloud.com/pcmus/western-beats "Western Beats" EP]] being [[MinimalisticCoverArt black text on a white background of his name.]] ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking In Comic Sans.]]''
** Polly-Louisa Salmon, aka [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFOTY GFOTY]] ("Girlfriend of the Year") goes in the opposite direction; while taking cues from typical mainstream club and pop music, she dials their ugliest, most vulgar and hedonistic traits UpToEleven, sometimes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzo2vvUWLoo sounding punk-inspired]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcQP1HXN_w sometimes to the point of]] FanDisservice. This even extends to her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36UUyQoYE1s general image outside the music.]]
* Music/{{Sophie}}, an associate to PC Music acts above, has a similar-sounding take on pop music, which occasionally plays up 2000's-era radio and bubblegum pop clichés UpToEleven, with heavy emphasis on synthesizers and vapid, repetitive and unspecific lyrics (a good example being "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z3N79ktprw JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE]]"). The end result ends up so exaggeratedly polished and artificial that it ends up sounding surreal and [[UncannyValley almost kind of creepy]].
* After H&M created a line of clothing bearing the logos of fake metal bands just to look cool, Henri Sorvali of {{Music/Finntroll}} and {{Music/Moonsorrow}} decided to [[http://www.metalinjection.net/shocking-revelations/finntroll-guitarist-admits-hes-behind-hm-neo-nazi-fake-band-hoax create some bands to fit the logos]]. He went the extra mile with trolling H&M and got others in the Scandinavian metal scene to record songs for each of the fake bands, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRMZTqSrfxw&list=PL1RpYLGwB6WM409EJBVM1MS9bs3httFse post them on YouTube]]. They made sure to make the songs as awful and/or offensive as possible.
* The genre of lo-fi [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin deliberately uses low-fidelity production techniques]] as a protest against the modern recording industry. Music/{{Pavement}} are generally considered the TropeCodifier for this, although they really only used it on their early [=EPs=] and to a lesser extent their first album ''Slanted and Enchanted''.
** It's not always deliberate. Music/GuidedByVoices, arguably the gods of lo-fi, started using lo-fi techniques because they didn't have enough money to use a proper studio.
* "Love Song" by Music/AliceInChains, much like the David Bowie example above, had the band members switching instruments[[note]] Drummer Sean Kinney sings lead vocals, bassist Mike Starr plays guitar, lead singer Layne Staley plays drums, and guitarist Jerry Cantrell plays bass.[[/note]]. The result must [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm3lqTOhRAw be heard to be believed]].
* Matt Smith of Music/{{Theocracy}} fame once recorded a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] [[TakeThat "tribute"]] to Metallica's St. Anger, using a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_3ieuItPC0 folding chair for a snare drum and deliberately singing off-key]].
* BlackMetal bands also frequently use lo-fi production (although the term "raw" is generally preferred here), and for similar reasons as bands in the lo-fi genre, although some of them are likely also using the production style as a throwback to the early days of the genre, when many bands simply didn't have the budget for a better recording quality. The most frequently cited example of this in black metal is Music/{{Darkthrone}}'s ''Transilvanian Hunger'', although Music/{{Ulver}}'s ''Nattens madrigal'' is also sometimes cited. Notoriously, Varg Vikernes of Music/{{Burzum}} recorded his vocals on ''Filosofem'' with the cheapest microphone he could find and didn't even bother using a guitar amp, instead micing his guitar with a distortion pedal through a stereo receiver. This tendency is less common amongst avant-garde and progressive black metal bands, who tend to prefer for their complex arrangements to be clear to the listener, but even some of them have used it; Music/{{Sigh}}'s ''Scenes from Hell'' is a good example (although it has received an alternate mastering by Maor Appelbaum that does not fall under this trope).
* Deliberate examples of the LoudnessWar also fall under this trope by definition.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2WH8mHJnhM Matt Mulholland's cover]] of "My Heart Will Go On" intentionally sounds it's by someone who doesn't know how to play a recorder.
* Depending on who you ask, the music video for {{Music/Journey}}'s "Separate Ways" may have been this. Steve Perry notoriously ''hated'' the medium of music videos, dismissing the bands popularized by them as "fashion music." So, when their label told them "make one or else," they aimed to make one so terrible that the record company would ''never'' ask again. [[SpringtimeForHitler The song ended up a hit instead.]]
* The "Discovery" portion of Music/{{Rush}}'s "Music/TwentyOneTwelve" begins with a deliberately out-of-tune and simplistic acoustic guitar solo that slowly becomes more complex and competent, representing the narrator teaching themself the newly-found instrument.
* The "Music/GuardiansInferno" music video slavishly follows the visual codes of '70s television, including laughable "aliens" and "spacemen" costumes, painfully obvious Chroma Key and other crappy special effects, over-the-top shots and camera moves, etc. Seriously, it's so "bad" in a well-done way and faithful to the tropes of the times, without knowing the context it's almost impossible to guess it's not a 40-year-old music video.
* ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'': The music video for "Dog" is a slide-show of deliberately-terrible drawings of dogs made by illustrator Joanna Neborsky. The song itself features heavy use of microtones that make the song sound almost, but not quite, off-key.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* At the beginning of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] angle, Wrestling/{{WCW}} produced a series of deliberately cheap commercials with the disclaimer, "the following announcement has been paid for by the nWo." They were all in black and white and often featured recordings of Hogan yelling taunts, selective editing of the bad guys wiping out heroes, and sometimes action figures being destroyed. Likewise, the first "Souled Out", billed as a PPV financed and organized by nWo, was also deliberately cheap.
* Generally, one of the ideas behind the concept of a {{jobber}} is that they are sub-par wrestlers in their respective league. When promoters want to show off the in-ring prowess of a certain wrestler that they want to turn in to a star, they put them in to easily-won matches with jobbers, who are designed to look mundane and easily beaten in comparison to the hopefully soon-to-be star. This makes the wrestler that the promoters are trying to, well, ''promote'' look like a competent and powerful character by having him handily dispose of the sucky wrestler. Some jobbers aren't portrayed as actually being "sucky wrestlers" as much as they are "wrestlers hopelessly out of their league". Some explicitly are shown to be terrible however. Also, when an onscreen non-wrestler personality (like a dastardly manager or an evil executive authority figure) is thrust in to the ring with an actual wrestler, the non-wrestler will play up being clumsy and just plain bad. Behind the scenes though, they usually have a bit of wrestling training or even be former wrestlers; Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano (former {{tag team}} champion), Wrestling/MrFuji (who was a champion in several promotions) and the legendary Wrestling/BobbyHeenan are good examples.
* WWE's revival of Wrestling/{{ECW}} began with 2005 and 2006 ''ECW One Night Stand'' pay per views, both serving as ECW reunions. True to the original ECW, they were extremely lacking in the special effects and gigantic elaborate stages that WWE was known for. To add to this, it was held at one of ECW's old stomping grounds: the Hammerstein Ballroom, which is a tiny venue capable of seating capacity a mere 2,500, whereas most WWE [=PPVs=] are held in arenas that accommodate roughly 10,000). In 2007, One Night Stand would entirely drop the ECW theme for good to become a standard WWE pay-per-view with extravagant production values and conventional matches in a much larger arena; Wrestling/JoeyStyles remarked on camera that it seemed inappropriate.
* Wrestling/MickFoley as Dude Love. To drive home how different this persona was from Mankind and Cactus Jack, Foley would make his performances as Dude Love as boring as he could. One way included repeatedly putting his opponent into [[RunningGag headlock after headlock after headlock.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji57845nSL4 Dude Love's TitanTron]] was a perfect example of so bad it's good, and it was entirely intentional.
* WebVideo/SouthpawRegionalWrestling, a series of videos made by the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, is an AffectionateParody of low-budget, independent wrestling promotions from the 80's, and they did their best to make it look like one.

* Instagram and Hipstamatic are iOS apps that apply filters to the pictures they shoot to replicate wonky optics, aged film, and other characteristics of old film cameras to produce pictures that look like old Polaroids and the like; they in turn were inspired by the current popularity of {{Retraux}} cameras, particularly cheap film cameras like Russia's Lomo or China's Holga, whose notoriously crappy build quality and quirky optics create uniquely random effects in the finished pictures. On top of that, many camera companies (particularly Canon and Sony) have included "toy camera" modes that attempt to duplicate the same effects to compete with the phone apps. (Ironically, the starting picture quality of most digital cameras on the market since about 2009 means that it's actually nearly impossible to get the photos to look bad enough in camera. For truly godawful quality out of a cheap digital camera, you need Photoshop.)
* One explanation given for poorly-written scam emails: Those which are well-written might "accidentally" snare people who would waste time before later backing out. The badly written email filters out all but people who would believe nearly anything. Or else to provoke people who aren't as clever as they think they are to respond ''correcting'' the errors or snarking about their grammatical superiority. This way the scammers know they have a live email address together with useful data about the sender. [[note]]Those ''mom from (your town in England where nobody calls female parents "mom" and the US dollar is not national currency) makes $4137 dollars a day!!!" sidebar adverts are not as ill-edited, stupid, or amateurish as they look.[[/note]]
* There are several programming languages designed to be as obtuse as possible - Examples include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTERCAL INTERCAL]] and the dreaded [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malbolge Malbolge]]
* The Stephen Glass scandal, dramatized in ''Film/ShatteredGlass'', got subject to this. In trying to cover the tracks to hide evidence of fabrication in his "Hack Heaven" piece, Glass created an amateur AOL webpage and tried to pass it off as the official site of the fictitious "Jukt Micronics". The movie ended up using [[http://i.forbesimg.com/images/1998/05/11/capture.gif the actual page Glass created in real life,]] as no Hollywood exaggeration of its ineptitude was needed. Even though the scandal broke in the relatively early days of businesses adopting the Internet as a tool, even by those standards it was still bad; Adam Penenberg, one of the ''Forbes Digital'' reporters who was responsible for first exposing Glass's fabrication -- and someone who would know a little something about the Internet back then -- was incredulous that this could the website of a supposedly bigtime software company.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''[[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Aspect: Fire]]'' sourcebook quotes ''The Doom Of The Emperors'', a Dragon-Blooded propaganda novel. It is every cheesy EvilOverlord story you've ever read, which is what makes it [[GuiltyPleasure awesome]].
-->''The Anathema chuckled darkly from the opal throne on which he reclined and tossed a fragment of doves’ liver to the leopards that crouched at his feet.''

* "Don Juan Triumphant", the opera that the ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' writes and extorts into production in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber production, is hideously overwrought and cliched even by the standards of ''opera.''
** All three of the "operas" within the show (the other two being the Meyerbeer-esque "Hannibal" and the ''opera buffa'' pastiche "Il Muto") would count here.
* Three words - ''SpringtimeForHitler''. A DoubleSubversion variation in that it's meant to suck, but of course turns into SoBadItsGood.
* "The Midas Touch" from ''Theatre/BellsAreRinging'' is a rather bad nightclub song written by dentist Joe Kitchell. (This character was fictional, but the notion of a dentist moonlighting as a songwriter was not. A week after ''Bells Are Ringing'' opened on Broadway in 1956, the Ethel Merman vehicle ''Happy Hunting'' opened; its widely-panned score was composed by a RealLife dentist named Harold Karr.)
* "Robbin' Hood" in the musical ''Curtains!''
* "Over the Moon," Maureen's absurdly pretentious (even for performance art) one-woman show/protest in ''Theatre/{{Rent}}.''
** About half the audience thinks that the fact that most of the works of art we're shown (Mark's movie, Maureen's performance art, Roger's "In Your Eyes", Collins' "fighting the power" consisting mainly of breaking into [=ATM=]s and putting a virus on a college's computers) kind of suck is intentional, and that the play is making a point about fighting for even low quality art. The other half thinks that this was ''unintentional''. It's best not to think about this too much.
* The 1929 play ''June Moon'' parodied the sort of bad songwriters who thought they were the first to notice that "June" and "moon" rhyme.
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare included several examples in his plays.
** The plays within a play in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' (''Pyramus and Thisbe'') and ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' (''The Murder of Gonzago'') feature stiff and awkward (and, in the former case, outright silly) prose compared to the play proper. The former gets an additional nod for hilarity because it also was a TakeThat against {{Macekre}}-style editing in order "Not to offend/frighten anyone".
*** ''Pyramus and Thisbe'' was also the inspiration for ''RomeoAndJuliet'' (which Shakespeare is believed to have written concurrently with ''Midsummer''), and its interpretation in the play can be viewed as a parody of Shakespeare's own tragic version of the story.
*** The Shakespearean stage directions also work with the stylistic suck of Pyramus and Thisbe; in Shakespeare's time, stage directions were woven into the dialogue (since, for example, they did not have the technology to raise and lower lights and change scenery for different times and places), and the scene setting in Pyramus and Thisbe all occurs long after it is meant to have happened, meaning the actors have to run around and generally look stupid to make up for it.
*** ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' has a scene that deliberately calls reference to the ''Midsummer'' play. The schoolchildren act out a play of how the "warriors" are supposed to fight the grasshoppers. Dot's final line in that play -- "I die, die, die, die, die, DIE," complete with overblown acting -- is taken directly from the end of the ''Midsummer'' play.
** Orlando's love poetry in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' also qualifies; Touchstone mocks it openly with his ''own'' Stylistic Suck parody.
* ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Siegfried]]'' has a scene in which Siegfried tries to imitate a significant bird call by plucking a reed and playing on it. The sound heard is that of an out-of-tune English horn.
* ''Theatre/TheRealInspectorHound'' by Creator/TomStoppard is about two critics watching an incredibly poorly written sub-Creator/AgathaChristie thriller (clearly, to anyone familiar with the original, parodying ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'').
* Creator/TomStoppard's play ''The Real Thing'' features a playwright asked to rewrite a play by a young political agitator. The brief dialogue we hear from the play is utterly awful.
* The eponymous ShowWithinAShow from ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' goes into this territory frequently, most obviously in the song "Bride's Lament" in which the heroine compares her wayward groom to [[{{Metaphorgotten}} a monkey on a pedestal]]. {{It makes sense in|Context}}...actually, it really ''doesn't''; that's what makes it so funny.
* Both of Conrad Birdie's big performance numbers in ''Bye Bye Birdie'', "Honestly Sincere" and "One Last Kiss," as well as "The Telephone Hour," are such obnoxiously (and [[SoBadItsGood brilliantly]]) simplistic and repetitive parodies of 1950's teenybopper pop ("Goin' steady! Goin' steady!") that people frequently forget how sophisticated and melodic the rest of the show is, lumping it in with pure camp shows like ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
** But "Honestly Sincere" isn't ''that'' bad of a song, and in TheMovie it actually proves to be CrowningMusicOfAwesome (causing every person in the square except Hugo Peabody to faint).
* In ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'', Ruth, in an effort to prove herself as a talented and sophisticated writer, leaves a pile of story manuscripts on a magazine editor's desk. Her stories, depicted in vignettes, include bad knock-offs of Creator/ErnestHemingway ("For Whom the Lion Roars") and Creator/DorothyParker ("Exit Laughing"). (Creator/ComdenAndGreen were the real writers of these vignettes, though they were credited only for lyrics.)
* "Gliding Through My Memoree" from ''Theatre/FlowerDrumSong'' makes a transparently terrible attempt to pass off Chinese-American ChorusGirls as exotic beauties from Ireland, Sweden, etc.
* Archibald Grosvenor and Reginald Bunthorne's poems in ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'' are delightfully abysmal parodies of aesthetic poetry.
** Bunthorne's poem high-flown, grandiloquent poem "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" refers to "amaranthine asphodel", "calomel" and "the amorous colocynth" that "yearns for the aloe". These are all laxatives.
* Baby June/Dainty June's vaudeville numbers in ''Theatre/{{Gypsy}}'' are intentionally written to be cloying, cliche-ridden and insipid, to show that while Mama Rose might be persistent and determined to succeed (through her daughters), she clearly lacks talent. It also underscores how hopeless her attempts are to force her daughters to succeed in a dying art form.
* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Ragueneau's [[SoBadItsGood theme for a poem is a recipe in verse]]. All of his audience are [[WritersSuck poets]] [[FalseFriend who obviously are praising him]] [[StarvingArtist only to eat free]], but [[GiftedlyBad Ragueneau is taking his poem with all seriousness.]]
-->'''Ragueneau:''' ''[who has put himself ready for reciting, cleared his throat, settled his cap, struck an attitude]'' A recipe in verse!...\\
'''Second Poet:''' ''[to first, nudging him]'' You are breakfasting?\\
'''First Poet:''' ''[to second]'' And you dining, methinks.\\
'''Ragueneau''' ''How almond tartlets are made.\\
Beat your eggs up, light and quick;\\
Froth them thick;\\
Mingle with them while you beat\\
Juice of lemon, essence fine;\\
Then combine\\
The burst milk of almonds sweet.\\
Circle with a custard paste\\
The slim waist\\
Of your tartlet-molds; the top\\
With a skillful finger print,\\
Nick and dint,\\
Round their edge, then, drop by drop,\\
In its little dainty bed\\
Your cream shed:\\
In the oven place each mold:\\
Reappearing, softly browned,\\
The renowned\\
Almond tartlets you behold!''\\
'''The poets:''' ''[with mouths crammed full]'' [[StealthInsult Exquisite! Delicious!]]\\
'''A Poet:''' ''[choking]'' Homph!
* The Retool of Carrie: The Musical. Hot-blooded, indeed.
* The song "Bianca" in ''Theatre/KissMeKate'', which is supposed to be a bad poem Bill wrote for Lois.

* The Sucklord (born Morgan Phillips), a New York-based pop artist, manufactures unlicensed action figures that are styled after cheap bootlegs. “Instead of hiding and glossing over the suck factor, I decided to market it as a feature of the product,” the Sucklord said in an interview.
* Funko's [=ReAction=] line deliberately emulates the cheap action figures available around the 80s.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'':
** The series plays this trope straight. Even the episodes are renamed to “Appisotes”.
** Subverted in Appisote 18, when Lite and Deine start seeing ArtEvolution around them.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** The website hosts several "Powered by The Cheat" cartoons, which are badly-drawn, badly-voice-acted, and badly-animated Flash cartoons made by the Cheat, many of which [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue feature other characters randomly heaping praise on him]].
-->"The Cheat is a millionaire! A parade for the Cheat!"
** "Dangeresque" is a ShowWithinAShow created by Strong Bad. It's a series of home-made action movies about the eponymous CowboyCop, Dangeresque, that are rife with bad acting, clumsy editing, and crude cardboard sets and props.
-->'''Renaldo:''' Dangeresque, it's Renaldo. I need you back here away, right? I mean, right away.
** ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' was also meant to be this, but became unexpectedly popular on its own merits and became a regular feature of the site.
** The creators also made a website for imaginary game company [[http://www.videlectrix.com/ Videlectrix]]. Almost all their games are based on the most repetitive or unplayably dull gaming styles of the 1980s. Despite this, some of them are legitimately fun.
* Almost the entire premise of Disaster Labs' ''VideoGame/{{Arfenhouse}}'' series of [=RPGs=] and [[WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} cartoons]].
** Disaster Labs' related parody cartoon, ''8-Bitch Fyve'', is crammed so full of deliberate badness (including garbled audio and video, BadBadActing, Instant Message windows cluttering up the background, and two characters stealing each other's parts every other word) as to be almost unwatchable.
* The WebAnimation/BamanPiderman animations are made of this.
* The animations by bob from ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'' feature extremely crude art and a reliance on SurrealHumor.
* All of ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise'' is meant to imitate a low quality anime series that is poorly dubbed, with frequent LipLock and OffModel animation.
* WebAnimation/JerryJackson is a thirteen year old boy who posts peurile, badly made flash animations on Newgrounds. Except that he's actually ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers'' creator David Firth trolling the internet by being terrible on purpose.
* ''WebAnimation/OctocatAdventure'', prior to the AnimationBump.
* ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' isn't high quality animation and lampshades it, but one part that stands out as lame even in context is the dancing figure, which looks and sounds like something an amateur might have developed on an early-model UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh.
* All of CoconutBuyer's videos are this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6d6e8uR9Lo This]] ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' AnimatedAdaptation.
* WebAnimation/MattNDusty plays with this to a degree with its animation, even Lampshading it on multiple occasions.
* In ''WebAnimation/TomorrowsNobodies'' when David takes over animation at the end of episode 5 it changes from the series usual style to a squiggly, poorly drawn style. Anytime a commercial, TV show, or movie is shown it will be this.
* All of the videos by [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8QDc9BfnVZsEU7via19Ng seinfieldspitstain]] has primitive CG animation and bland backgrounds. Just the artist needed to make an AnimatedAdaptation of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXm9P1jYQZM sweet bro and hella jeff]].
* Dutch web video series ''Kud'' has one episode in which one of the main characters ([[NoNameGiven The Green One]]) makes a video parodying Dutch ice skater Sven Kramer, who infamously took the wrong lane during an ice skating tournament. The video consists of a stick-figure Sven Kramer [[RapeAsComedy being sodomized]] by a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs badly drawn brontosaurus]].
* Parody animator Roger van der Weide, creator of ''WebAnimation/KingdumbHearts'' and numerous ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' parodies, animates pretty much all his videos in the same limited style, often accompanied by [[HeliumSpeech squeaky, high-pitched voices]]. Some of his earlier videos actually state in the loading screen that they're ''supposed'' to look terrible.
* WebAnimation/FinPunch looks just like a bad anime, complete with [[BishieSparkle Bishie Sparkle]]... But we LOVE it!!
* The Website/YouTube channel "[=Really3D=]" consists of 3D animations that fit this trope, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfJ9W9A6NrQ&list=WL&index=94 this 20th Century Fox logo parody]].
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljBhL7m3icg The Lopez love song]], which The Blues perform and broadcast to force the Reds to shut of their Radios. According to Sarge, "It sounds like the feral cry of a retarded Mexican sasquatch!"
** Lopez in general is a good example--he can only speak Spanish, but it's ''terrible'' Spanish. By all accounts, this is entirely intentional by his voice actor, Burnie.
** Another example are the deliberately terrible special effects in the machinima portions for the sake of comedy, where various objects have quite obviously been added in after the fact. Of special note is that certain additions (Donut's housewarming gift, the pile of stuff Blue Team won from the Reds, etc.) originally looked too good and had to be made worse!
* Many, many ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' {{Machinima}}. Characters are capable of fairly realistic animation and facial movement (and in ''Machinima/TheGModIdiotBox'''s case, well-done stop-motion animation,) but why bother when [[RagdollPhysics wild ragdoll flailing]] and deranged, physically impossible expressions are so much funnier?
* ''WebAnimation/AFatherSonStory'' relates a soul-crushing tale of murder, secrets, lies, and infidelity that rip a family to pieces... animated in Website/GoAnimate.
* The ''CGI Palz!'' episodes of ''WebAnimation/TwoMoreEggs'' parodies early attempts of using CGI in cartoons.
* Creator/EmilyYoucis uses the Microsoft Voice Sam to voice George Bush in the ''[[WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse Alfred Christmas special]]'', among using bad jokes in general.
* Creator/HarveyRothman, who has proven to be a skilled animator before, made "The Spongey Show", which has very intentionally crude animation.
* ''WebAnimation/TheLightOfCourage'' is a series of fan animations based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' done in a deliberately blocky and polygonal style to imitate the low quality of the fan script they are based on.
* [[https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCl3Y2OBXCkwu16jY4Y2jcLA TheJevoski]] makes parody videos which consist of this trope.
* ''WebAnimation/TheCarlChronicles'' is made with an outdated, very limited software for kids, and that's one of the things that makes it hilarious.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The unofficial mascot for Stanford University is the [[PlayingATree Stanford Tree]]. The current tree creates the costume for next year's incoming tree, and invariably the tree costume is made to look as stupid as possible, featuring googly eyes, buck teeth, a stupid smile, and an overall disheveled, thrown-together appearance.