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Quotes: Old Shame

Fiction

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.

Pit: Hey man! Haven't seen you in a while. Now we just need to get Simon-
Mega Man: Ssh! Don't bring that up!
Pit: Bring up what-icus?
Mega Man: AARGH

Real Life

"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.

"I know it's an artistic cliche, but every time I look at my past work, I want to projectile vomit."

"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

"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. John'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 wrote the episode, or at least the teleplay... Out of a hundred and some episodes, you're gonna have some stinkers! Unfortunately, that was a royal, steaming stinker... It was not my shining moment."
Brannon Braga, regarding "Threshold," from the Star Trek: Voyager season 2 DVD.

"Friday the 13th, to me, is just a memory of discomfort, standing with a knife in the pouring rain. And my start point was in this bed of poison ivy. Then, after I jumped out at the girl from my bed of poison ivy I got to fall down in the sludge mud many times. The only really fun thing was being decapitated."

"[I]n reflecting on the entire two months of Scarlet Spider books, I'm reminded of a scene from another movie: This Is Spinal Tap... For their album Shark Sandwich, DiBergi says, "The entire review consists of only two words: 'Shit sandwich.'" Well, that pretty sums up my opinion of the Scarlet Spider books, and I could end right here feeling that I'd told you everything you needed to know about them."
Editor/Writer Glenn Greenberg on The Clone Saga

"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.

"Dear Internet; While I agree that I was indeed a precociously adorable child, let's go ahead and bury the PartyMania. Cool? Thx a million."
Jewel Staite's Twitter feed, 2010

"@JewelStaite: You do realize that you've just caused 38,000 people to google "Jewel Staite Party Mania", right?"Twitter user GlitchMike
"Aw, shit."Jewel Staite

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 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.

EARLY WORKS: (please don't read)

"Sometimes, you have to take a nasty shit before you take a better shit."

"L. Ron was also the author of a notorious work of junk pseudoscience, All About Radiation. It was so bad that he left his name off the first edition and credited it to 'a nuclear physicist and a medical doctor'. L. Ron Hubbard is neither, of course."

Alan Ruck: (grits teeth) Two more years till Spin City, I can do this. This dipshit part will only be a blip on my resume.

"The Star Wars Holiday Special was broadcast on TV in 1978 as a fine-print stipulation to the fiddle contest that George Lucas lost to the devil. It was terrible in every possible direction. If Hitler forced aliens to put on a variety show at gunpoint, you'd feel more comfortable watching it. To this day, parts of George Lucas sizzle and fall off if you mention it near him. Famous little person Warwick Davis actually started as a section of George Lucas that screamed and detached itself when the special first aired."

"This special has never re-aired, and to this day, George Lucas has apparently gone out of his way to make sure that nobody sees it. So, just to recap, this is the guy who said this [Jar-Jar Binks] is OK, and this [Howard the Duck] is OK. Which means this is the project he was personally ashamed of."

Chris: The best thing I can say about this piece of crap was that it was so terrible that I didn’t have the energy to turn the television off after it was over and ended up watching the first half hour of Supernatural, which was about the two main characters being shoved through a dimensional portal into a world where they were Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on the set of an episode of Supernatural.
David: That… sounds… kind of awesome.
Chris: The thing is, though, there’s a part where the guy played by Padalecki is making fun of Jensen Ackles for being on Days of Our Lives, and I kept wanting him to rip into him for being on Smallville.
Smallvillains on Smallville ("Roulette")

"This was a project for (Mariah) Carey, long before any studio showed interest. In fact she made a soundtrack for the movie and shopped it to several studios before one finally picked it up...The film won six Razzies including one for Carey as Worst Actress. The movie and the soundtrack tanked which got her dropped off her label and even hurt a few of her subsequent albums. The bad backlash on the movie even got Carey hospitalized for stress and exhaustion. To this day she won’t really talk about Glitter."

It’s also during this scene that we get a title card announcing 'And Introducing Cameron Diaz.' I knew this was her big breakout role, but I’d completely forgotten that it was actually her first movie. Well, except for a softcore bondage picture from 1992 that was later released as She’s No Angel to capitalize on her role in Charlie's Angels, that is. Incidentally, that one’s not on Netflix."
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on The Mask

"Alamo Drafthouse Cinema rediscovered the film in 2009 and contacted [Y.K.] Kim to see if they could re-distribute it. The claims about this film's failures aren't exaggerated, because Kim seriously thought they were joking. And this guy is a motivation speaker who wrote the book Winning is a Choice. If that isn't a testament to how embarrassing this film was, I don't know what is."

"And then there’s Paul McGann, about whom… Look, however good he may be on the audios, he’s on autopilot here. Curiously, he’s much livelier in the audition tapes included as a DVD extra, where he’s delivering lines out of the (mercifully) abandoned Leekley version. This is almost understandable — for all the horrific flaws of the Leekley version, it at least offered McGann a story arc instead of leaving him an essentially reactive character... In any case, McGann has little to work with and seems at times to be rooting against the project just so he can move on to something that isn’t misery-inducing. His reluctance, initially, to come back to do the Big Finish material is utterly understandable."

"Shatner ends the documentary admitting he’s great at denial. Well, yeah, otherwise this film would have given him cause to go back to El Capitan and throw himself off the top."
The Agony Booth on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's director commentary

"The Xindi, by the way, is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who—among many other roles— played The Comedian in Watchmen; and who last year, in an amusing Entertainment Weekly interview entitled, "Oh, That Role"? Well, this one was there not only as one he'd like to forget about, but that the experience of doing it was so terrible, he nearly quit acting because of it. Enterprise: Sapping both the audience and the performers of their will to live!"
SFDebris on Star Trek: Enterprise ("Carpenter Street")

"Unfortunately, there isn't much of a story behind why the world was never treated to Super Mario Bros. 2: The Sequel, other than the simple fact that the original film is so baneful, voodoo shamans wear it around their necks to intercept curses... Bob Hoskins hates it with every fiber of his being, John Leguizamo devoted an entire chapter of his autobiography to the movie's unbridled shititude, and Dennis Hopper literally called it a nightmare. Considering some of the peyote-laced night terrors that must've boiled behind that man's resting eyelids, this is arguably the strongest criticism that could possibly be leveled at a Mario Bros. movie."

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