Quotes / They Changed It, Now It Sucks!


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    Films — Live-Action 

NOOOO! What's it doing? Stupid, fat hobbit, you ruins it!
Gollum (upon finding out that the raw rabbits he caught have been cooked by Sam for a stew), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Live Action TV 

I don't know the answer, so I'm going to have to take a wild guess...which really isn't supposed to be the point of this game ó either you know the answer or you bluff.
Gene Raybun, upon being asked a question and commenting on the format change, The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour

    Music 

Hov' on that new shit, niggas like "How come?"
Niggas want my old shit, buy my old albums
Niggas stuck on stupid, I gotta keep it movin'
Niggas make the same shit, me I make The Blueprint
Jay-Z, On To The Next One

And its seems ugly, but it can get worse
'Cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
'Cause once you got a theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first
And I'm not a robot, I'm not a monkey
I will not dance, even if the beat's funky
Opposite of lazy - far from a punk
You all ought to stop talking
Start trying to
catch up, motherfucker!''
Linkin Park addressing their fans who want their Hybrid Theory sound back in When They Come For Me

I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye
Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye
I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye
The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye
I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye
I gotta say, at that time I'd like to meet Kanye
See, I invented Kanye, it wasn't any Kanyes
And now I look and look around and there's so many Kanyes
I used to love Kanye, I used to love Kanye
I even had the pink polo, I thought I was Kanye
What if Kanye made a song about Kanye
Called "I Miss The Old Kanye"? Man, that'd be so Kanye
That's all it was Kanye, we still love Kanye
And I love you like Kanye loves Kanye

    Video Games 

What happened to the penguin cameos? Damn you, Nintendo!
Elder Xelpud, La-Mulana (apparently complaining about Smash Ping Pong?)

I never understood why they changed the sound effect when the princess appears.
It was "Deet-dinga-deet-ling!" then suddenly it was "dinga-deet-dinga-ling!"
As if no one would notice! Pffft! True fans care about important stuff about that.

    Web Comics 

I can't believe it! I'm actually going to play the game of my dreams! An embodiment of my childhood! Pipe bombs, pig cops, rechargeable shields, strip—waaaaiiit. RECHARGEABLE SHIELDS? Change to MY nostalgia? UNACCEPTABLE!!
Leo, VG Cats

    Web Original 

The need for geeks to have things be the way they always have been permeates their existence. It is not simply a desire to never see anything change, it's a point of view that simply refuses to acknowledge the existence of time altogether. A side effect of this is the way that geeks can take anything that's marginally amusing and run it into the ground until it's beyond unbearable. If something was ever funny to them, then it's always funny, and it always will be.
"The Status Quo", Stuff Geeks Love

Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Wait! Donít kill me! I need to bleed onto my yellow smiley face button at an awkward angle so that the raging Watchmen fanbois in the audience are placated.
(bleeds)
Morgan: Okay, ready.
Rapid Fanbois: Boo. The blood splatter is four degrees off.

Hardcore fans of Hellblazer will hate Constantine for not being an exact copy of the comic. Then again, Brazilian hardcore fans of Hellblazer probably don't fill a van.
— Brazilian magazine SET, reviewing Constantine

The second issue of MAD goes on sale on December 9, 1952. On December 11, the first-ever letter complaining that Mad 'just isn't as funny and original like it used to be' arrives.
Desmond Devlin, in a fictionalized history of Mad magazine

Your favourite character has been "promoted" and (they hope) forgotten; your second favourite character's role has been considerably reduced and his characterization changed; the people who look like you have either been made into a caricature or removed from the bridge altogether, and stuck in unattractive costumes as well (I know that's the division color. I'm sorry, but mustard is simply not a good color on black people). The weight of the show has been placed on an occasionally cute but minor character; the writers aren't doing anything with the two remaining characters, who get less interesting as time goes on - and there's a baby on the bridge where an adult should be. Given all that, might you not maybe possibly be just a little, tiny bit upset?
Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, by Henry Jenkins gives us a more sympathetic view of this sentiment, quoting a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan called Junius.

You can't just change... You can't just change it, okay? Change is not good! Doesn't matter what Taylor Swift sings about! It's a bad thing!
NuttyMadam on the changes made to Breaking Dawn's ending.

"If there isn't one already, I'm claiming "Jeb's Law": Regardless of what change you do, no matter how small, someone will complain."

"[...I]t's almost certain that [Metallica] recognized that some, and probably even a lot of fans and critics would hate [Lulu], but I'm not sure they cared. And honestly, I'm not sure I blame anybody in Metallica for not caring. I mean, their entire career after 1983 (maybe earlier?) has been defined by fans complaining about every change they made away from what they were "supposed" to do. They complained when "Fade to Black" had elements of dark balladry. They complained when Master of Puppets became a surprisingly popular album. They complained when "One" had a music video. They complained when the band got bored and made a smash hit with Metallica. They complained when the band got its hair cut. They complained when the band decided to make its fondness of country explicit through "Mama Said" and the "Tuesday's Gone" cover. They complained when the band played with an orchestra. They complained when the band had the audacity to air its problems in film. And so on. Point is, if everything past, sheesh, the first 3-5% of your career involved large amounts of people complaining at you every time you defied their expectations and demands, wouldn't you eventually drown them out and not treat anything they said or thought as worth acknowledging?"

    Web Video 

Lord Of Games: Gamers today don't want all this, they just want to shoot things! But as we're broadening the demographic, I'll have to think of something original. Hmm...
Jon: (Creepy Monotone) "Something original", huh?.... "Broadening the demographic?" ...Okay.... I'll bite. Just what did you guys have in mind?
(beat)
Jon:.....cars?...... CARS?....CAAAAAAAAAAARS?!?!!!
AND IIIIII, HOLY SHIT! WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU--I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS TO ME GOD DAMMIT HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?
Jon: I can sit here and be shoveled shit all day! But no one...no one can tell me that anyone, anywhere, thought this was an okay thing to do! Why? Why would you take a fucking Banjo-Kazooie game, one that we've been waiting for FOR YEARS, and make it ABOUT FUCKING! LEGO! CARS?!

Amir: Facebook just jumped the shark! Okay, they had a perfect game going and they overdid it! Okay, trust me, I follow a lot of design Tumblrs, so I know when I see things that are overdone, and they overdid it.
Jake: What's wrong with it?
Amir: It's different. Which means it's bad. Which means I'm pissed.

    Western Animation 

The more things change, the more they suck.

    Real Life 

After losing your girlfriend to a tragic accident, you decide to start dating her cousin. This cousin reminds you of your ex-girlfriend but, very quickly, you realize that she is not enough like your deceased ex for your liking, so you start pestering her to dress more like her dead cousin, talk more like her dead cousin, and generally behave a lot more like her dead cousin. When she resists, you get angry and begin harassing her incessantly, stalking her online and wishing her dead as well.
Joseph Mallozzi, executive producer of the Stargateverse

Don't fuck with the formula.
Mike Love of The Beach Boys, on Pet Sounds


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