King of Queens jumped the shark the first minute
I can't believe Richard Simmons ain't in it!
— "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Couch Potato"
"Congratulations, YOU'VE RUINED DANCE FOR ME FOREVER!"
— Temutai, Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness
"Somehow, every incarnation becomes the apocalypse. Somehow, the fans are still around by the time the next race comes along, this time bringing friends they want to introduce to this show that sucks so much now."
— Adam-Troy Castro, My Ox is Broken
"This [was] the moment where it came crashing down, becoming an old past love, on the shelf following Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, remembered with affection, but clearly and decisively left in the past. The weird British sci-fi show I was the only one who had heard of made a new movie for American television, my friends and tormenters watched it, andÖ it sucked. There was nothing to defend. People came up to me the next day and told me that theyíd seen that Doctor Who thing I liked so much, and it sucked. And I couldnít disagree. They had me dead to rights. The big, climactic return had happened, it was awful, the series keeled over and died again, and that was that."
Chris: Itís over. But at what cost? ...Donít get me wrong, I donít think itís going to hurt the idea of Superman or anything. If nothing else, Nick Spencerís use of Chloe Sullivan in the Jimmy Olsen comic has shown that you can do like Outkast said and make a fat diamond out of dusty coal.. But I do think itís weird that for a decade, this is whatís been sold to the public at large as the Worldís Greatest Super-Hero.
David: Honestly, I just donít think the public at large even remembers the showís on. Thatís the response Iíve gotten from most people.
Chris: The public at large also doesnít know they still print comic books.
(dazed) "...Yeah, you know, I don't even like the Black Eyed Peas songs I said I liked. It feels like millions of years ago."
"For years there have been reports of the death of the Western. Now comes American Outlaws, proof that even the B Western is dead. It only wants to be a bad movie, and fails. Imagine the cast of American Pie given a camera, lots of money, costumes, and horses, and told to act serious and pretend to be cowboys, and this is what you might get."
"You're kidding me, right? They made a sequel to Road House? A movie so bad it actually killed the 1980s? I'm serious, it KILLED a DECADE. How do you even do that? The only other movie I know that can make that claim is the movie that killed the 70s, Moonraker."
"What gets me are the Aliens fans who have been declaring it the final betrayal. Have you seen literally anything Alien related, post-Aliens the film? Your sweetums has been putting it out for decades, guys! The betrayal ship has sailed, circumnavigated the globe and returned to port laden with exotic spice!"
"Hopes were high that Star Wars could be saved. Maybe we'd all look back on The Phantom Menace as being "that really bad one." But what you didn't realize was how fucking wrong you were. You couldn't have imagined that even with all the cool Star Wars-y stuff that Attack of the Clones could actually be worse than The Phantom Menace. That it could be the worst thing since bagpipes! It was at that moment when you left the theater that you learned to never trust your own judgment again; to live the rest of your life plagued with doubt and mistrust of everything, and everyone. You didn't realize that the nightmare of your own life had just begun."
— Mr. Plinkett, Red Letter Media
"While her husband is assumed certainly dead, Chewbacca's wife Malla watches a comedic cooking show about a four-armed drag queen making a pot of smashed meat. It's around here where the viewer's confusion begins to form into a tasteable hate... If you love Star Wars and comedy, then this is like watching scientists saw your wife in half. A part of you dies with her, and that magic trick is ruined forever."
"I honestly donít know that I will ever love Christmas like I once did. I mean, seriously, Ralphie rear ending a mannequin. Ralphie and Flick raping Schwartz. The Old Man morphing into Fred Flintstone. Everything great and wonderful about Christmas completely, utterly, forever ruined."
Fans realize something Hasbro does not, that robust 30-year-old billion-dollar franchises, while seemingly healthy, are in actuality as fragile as two bricks tied together with tissue paper. One mistake, one bad mis-step will cause the entire thing to shatter and fall apart; and Transformers would be ruined forever.
13500000000 BC: The Big Bang creates the universe as we know it. The protons, neutrons, and electrons that will eventually compose Transformers are formed, thereby ruining the Transformers franchise forever. A Thursday.
Magic always has been, and always will be ruined forever. That's part of what makes it such a great game.
— Zvi Mowshowitz, Top8Magic.com
Batman: Have they ruined the franchise yet?
Batman: Have they saved the franchise yet?
Batman: Can you see the future?
Batman: Can I see the future?
Batman: So there's really no way of knowing.
Batman: So there's really no point in asking.
Batman: So there's really no point in worrying.