YMMV: Spike Lee
- Memetic Mutation: "A Spike Lee Joint"
- After giving out the wrong address of George Zimmerman on Twitter, "Spike Lee Angrily Tweets", wherein he posts something about an unrelated but similar-sounding person or subject to the article in question became a running joke on many sites including the Onion AV Club. For example, "Charles Manson about to get married in jail, Spike Lee angrily tweets Marilyn Manson's address".
- Minority Show Ghetto: His focus on black people might cause his work to fall into this. His highest grossest film, Inside Man, does star black actor Denzel Washington, but features a more diverse cast than his highly praised, but less successful films like Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing.