YMMV / Seltzer and Friedberg

  • Acceptable Targets: Everyone, but particularly gays, little people and women.
    • Meta-example, in the movies themselves, which are this for pretty much the whole internet.
  • Award Snub: A rare case of Golden Raspberry Award snub. So far all of their nominated works won nothing.
  • Bile Fascination: Basically why most of their films gross more than twice their budget.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Willy Wonka character from Epic Movie, mainly because he's played by Crispin Glover.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The jokes in Disaster Movie about Amy Winehouse's drinking are especially disturbing after her alcoholism finally killed her.
  • Growing the Beard: Relatively speaking. Their work has gotten more sporadic as of late and, while still very poorly reviewed and generally considered bad, many have noted that the filmmakers are at least now attempting to more accurately satirize the films they're referencing and not cram as many random bits of pop culture in as possible.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Out of the movies, the most enjoyable might be Disaster Movie, simply because viewers get to see Kim Kardashian (as herself, not an imitation) get killed.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Those goddamned "chipmunks" from Disaster Movie.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Josh Meyers' impersonation of Napoleon Dynamite was widely agreed to be one of the few good things (if not the only good thing) about Date Movie.
    • The HeadOn skit from Disaster Movie, often considered to be the best joke in the entire film.
  • Padding: Meet the Spartans' total runtime is 86 minutes, but about twenty minutes of that is extra padding before the credits roll.
  • Shallow Parody: Not surprising, since the duo have admitted they generally just watch the trailers of their target and go from there.
  • Snark Bait: Their films generally gain this reputation due to their poor quality.
  • Special Effects Failure: The effects are just as cheap as the parodies these films attempt. This is especially visible in Disaster Movie. The nightmarish, stiff Chipmunk puppets and piss-poor animatronics used for the Po parody are stand outs in an already ugly-looking film.
    • It's obvious they just used some sort of distortion effect to crush the Iron Man, Batman and Hulk parodies under falling cows. Said cows also look like wooden sculptures more than anything.
      • The Hulk parody is clearly wearing a pair of green-painted underwear when his shorts rip off. Bare in mind, he was supposed to be nude.
    • Meet the Spartans has the terrifying ogre and Leonidas baby puppetsnote  and the "obviously a midget" penguin at the beginning. "Xerxestron" is also pretty hokey looking in and of itself.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Alyson Hannigan, like Josh Meyers, has been widely agreed to be one of the few good things in Date Movie.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit: Their 2013 offering, The Starving Games crosses a new threshold by referencing Angry Birds and Double Rainbow.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Even by the standards of these films, Kim Kardashian stands out as being woefully miscast as one of the main protagonists in Disaster Movie.

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