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
(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."
"What gets me are the Aliens fans who have been declaring it the final betrayal. Have you seen literally anything Alien related, post-Alien 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
"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, and… it sucked. There was nothing to defend. People came up to me the next day and told me that they’d seen that Doctor Who thing I liked so much, and it sucked. And I couldn’t 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."
"I honestly don’t 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 28-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.
We need the old facebook back!! This one does nothing for anybody and whoever said change is for the better was a dam liar!!
— Comment on the 2009 Facebook layout redesign (or any given change, for that matter)
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.
Omnisoft has ruined a classic forever, even retroactively. If I could travel back in time to my 7-year-old, Boiga Bruddas-playing self, I'd put a bullet in his head.
My childhood is raped because of blinking Ewoks.