"You birds have a hundred thousand bad drawings in you; start getting rid of them now."
— Chuck Jones, quoting one of his art school instructors.
Joey: Hey Yugi, how come everything looks different in this episode?
Yugi: Actually Joey, this is a movie based on Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0.
Joey: There was a Season 0? How come I never knew about it?
Yugi: It only aired in Japan because it was super violent and depressingly bad.
"I don't understand why [my M.U.G.E.N website] still hasn't died even now. They mock me by denying me access to it (I never figured out why, and I don't really care anymore), and then not getting rid of it even after all these years. Ugh, I wish this relic of my past would fucking die in a fire already....."
— BB Hood (not that one), a MUGEN creator.
"This cartoon is pretty old. It was the first cartoon we ever made. Homestar is not very funny and neither is Strong Bad. They are mere shadows of the men they have become. This cartoon has not been on the site for many months, but we have had several requests (from our Dad) to put it back. So here it is. Consider yourselves warned."
Marshmallow's Last Stand's "FBI Warning".
"I know it's an artistic cliche, but every time I look at my past work, I want to projectile vomit."
"Sometimes, you have to take a nasty shit before you take a better shit."
Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow,"
I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it;
But I can tell you, Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!
Gelett Burgess, Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue.
"There's not enough money in the world to get me singing 'Because We Want To' again."
"Not since the British raided Cologne had so many bombs landed in such a small space in such a short time."
Rod Serling, on his early writing career.
Jonathan Ross: Alright, we've established - John can act. John can push a dog in a pram. He's got his own not-particularly-well-crafted action figure. He can sing, and so on and so forth. But can he choose the right movies to be in?
John Barrowman: ...Oh, SHIT.
- Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
"I'll tell you the last time I really cried was at the premiere of 'Batman & Robin.' They were real tears because I realized that that might be the end of my career and I might have brought down the franchise along with it."
"If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that special and smash it."
"A number of wiser and better writers than me tell me that it is universal among writers to be embarrassed by anything they've ever written, but I never really believed it until now. The first chapter of this story is terrible. It is shamefully bad. I can't imagine how any of you managed to stand it. I got three pages in and closed the lid of my laptop by reflex as a defence mechanism to get the horror away."
Sir Poley, author of Harry Potter and the Natural 20.
Kirsty Young: And can you remember any of the lyrics from any of the songs?
Ricky Gervais: ...Um...
Kirsty: I just saw what flashed through your eyes then; you can, but you're not sure you want to say them.
Ricky: That's exactly right.
Kirsty: Go on then.
Ricky: No! No, you were right; I can, but I'm not going to say them.
Kirsty: Why not?
Ricky: Because it makes me want to crawl into a dustbin.
Discussing Ricky's old band on Desert Island Discs.
Emma Thompson: The truth is, I have misled the public about my past.
Ellen DeGeneres: So you did a little soft porn.
Emma: No, it's not just that.
Ellen (the talk show).
"I actually worked on this movie for a bit. It was one of my first jobs in the industry and let me tell you, if you think it was a train wreck viewing, you should have seen how terrible it was to work on it. The sad truth is there were plenty of talented people working there. many of those people moved on to major studios in both film, TV and games. The bottom line is the director, Larry Kasanoff is a talent-less, classless scumbag that should be banned from Hollywood until the end of time. All of the inappropriate innuendos are a direct product of his "creative hand". I cannot tell you how many times this moron derailed production with his brainless input. It literally has cost the studio millions of dollars. They eventually stepped in and removed him from the project. Unfortunately, that was a decade and millions of dollars late. I am so ashamed of this movie that I have completely left working there off of my resume. On behalf of the many artists that have had the dubious distinction of working on this dumpster fire, I apologize to all of humanity for our part in this."
— Vader Hater, an anonymous animator who worked on Food Fight.
"If I could go back in time to change stuff? Oh yeah, there's a few movies I would not have done."
—Thomas Howell, during an interview regarding his role as Zoom in Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox
Mega Man: Ssh! Don't bring that up!
Pit: Bring up what-icus?
Mega Man: AARGH