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Old Shame: Web Original
It might take a while before we get that song out of our heads.


  • Although Doug Walker may be slightly embarrassed by one of his first works, starring himself as a cowboy, he uploaded it to That Guy with the Glasses.com anyway for all to laugh at.
    • Let's not forget the poorly received sketch "Melvin: Brother of the Joker". Hell, Doug ended up killing the character off during a donation drive, and later shared a fan-video where the Joker himself reacts violently to Melvin's video.
    • The Nostalgia Critic's Let's Play he did of Bart's Nightmare fell under this rather quickly, primarily because a) it was too angrishy and b) he was on holiday and wanted to give the fans something other than commentaries. In the following episode, the Critic ended up going to prison (one symbolically placed right next to a location from the movie he hates more than any other) for making the video and publicly apologized to the masses who wanted his blood.
    • This trope was exploited In-Universe by Mara Wilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, to get revenge on The Nostalgia Critic for mocking her work as a kid.
      • In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous Old Shame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.
    • While Doug had been desperate to do it for five years and got more self-esteem while it was happening, Rob never liked Demo Reel, only doing it because Doug had wanted it to work so badly.
    • While he admits that the video was funny, Doug regrets how quit his old job because of how unprofessional it was.
  • Nella: "Rule Number One! We don't talk about Rape Rap!"
  • Many Agents in the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society, an organization that hunts down Mary Sues, will sometimes use Sues that they once wrote.
  • After getting banned from the SCP Foundation, senior member Fishmonger asked the site to remove all of the articles, stories, and materials he had ever written for the site. Barring the obvious reasoning, some site members theorized that Fishmonger was afraid potential employers would stumble across the site.
  • The first two Chaos Fighters installments are set for rewrite because of this trope, namely being lower quality compared to the rest of the series.
  • Rocco Botte, while he doesn't completely disown or hate Mega64 Version 1, has shown to be embarrassed and apologetic for a lot of the episodes' shortcomings. This is painfully apparent in the Special Edition Commentary.
  • Oancitizen of Brows Held High wound up taking down his review of The Girlfriend Experience about a month after it went up on That Guy with the Glasses, citing that he didn't care for some of the implications that he made about adult film stars and decided he didn't want it to represent him as a critic. He uploaded a commentary of the review instead, explaining the reasoning behind this.
  • The crew at Incognito Cinema Warriors XP stopped selling copies of their first episode, Bride of The Gorilla (and never released it to Rifftrax), citing the low quality relative to subsequent episodes, elements that flat out didn't work (like a jarringly out-of-place Laugh Track) and a lack of interest in redoing the episode to bring it up to par. It's a Lost Episode now and it's staying that way. (You can't even find clips of the thing on YouTube).
  • As explained in their official history, after the dot-com bubble burst in the early '00s, Newgrounds had to resort to running ads for porn sites in order to keep the lights on. They are not proud of this, mainly due to the poor image it gave to the site.
  • AnimalGuy001 got a lot of hate for his top 10 most overrated Pokémon, which was one of his first works. In a video he decided that fans could choose which video (or series of video's) was the worst video he ever made. It turned out to be his top 10 most overrated Pokemon video. When he was talking about this video he said:
    You all think that I love this work, but no, I hated it. I gave poor argumenting on every spot of that list, except for Gyarados and how he got worshipped by so many NPCs.
  • Judging from this Twitter conversation, Linkara is not a fan of the Angel Armor book series he wrote as a teenager, and was especially disappointed to learn that both books can be found on Amazon.com.
    • He's also admitted, in his episode on Sinnamon #1, that he hates most of the badly lit/blurry early episodes like Sinnamon #11.
  • Mr.AspiringActor, an ex-video reviewer on Youtube, has admitted to not caring much for his first series, Mr.AspiringActor Presents, very much except for a few episodes.
  • Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and Fetish Fuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were so... uh, off-color, giving way Too Much Information about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of 4chan. Thankfully, it was removed and will never come back.
  • During interviews and episodes of Radiodrome, Brad Jones has expressed embarrassment over his early videos as The Cinema Snob. Not only was most of his early stuff shot in very poor video quality and lighting, but he also feels his presentation was too much negative ranting and not enough comedy. Also, because he originally posted them on YouTube, they're often only under 8 minutes long. Despite his embarrassment, Brad just leaves the videos as they are and actually enjoys poking fun at them in his newer, better videos.
  • Achievement Hunter has a few incidents that is considered Old Shames by them.
    • During the height of the fad, Ray Narvaez, Jr. had gone around spouting out "YOLO!". He's since stopped it and regrets doing so.
    • The "Connect the Hots" incident is this for Geoff and Gavin in which one of their "Let's Build" episodes had them discussing a game they did involving driving and hot women. However, people got quite pissed off about it, comparing the game to out and out stalking and forcing the two to admit they messed up and they removed all videos referencing the "game".
    • Their Let's Play for Magic: The Gathering was so boring, they deleted the videos and promised it would never see the light of day again.
    • Ryan Haywood's come to grow very annoyed by the phrase "I'm still in the air!"
  • Nickon Aqua Magna isn't fond of his review of Sonic Unleashed mostly because the only reason he did it was to attack the game and the people who liked it.
  • Todd in the Shadows admitted in 2011 that he wasn't proud of this first two reviews. He also apparently isn't fond of his Ke$ha videos either.

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