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  • CLW Entertainment: The CLW Gag Dub of Ninja Hattori is about the Ninja Hattori characters trying to ride off of their memetic popularity and get the show released in America. The video became even funnier after the real Ninja Hattori show was released on Netflix America, complete with the Indian version that made it a meme in the first place.
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  • In 2012, Buzzfeed made an article called Occupy Emerald City, in which the flavor text read "The Wizard says the protestors are high on poppy." Five years later, there was a poppy addict in Emerald City, Mistress West, played by Ana Ularu, a self-admitted minor anarchist.
  • This Cracked article where the first item declared that the San Francisco Giants have a curse to never win the World Series. Oops.note 
    • Another article "The 2007 Lineup: 35 Soon to Be Canceled Shows" is this. Although most of the shows did get canceled soon after they premiered (and the joke is that every show of the 2007 season is represented), a few didn't, such as (in order of duration) Pushing Daisies (two seasons and critical acclaim), Chuck (which made it to five seasons), The Singing Bee (also five - one season on NBC, four on CMT), Gossip Girl (six), Private Practice (also six) and most notably The Big Bang Theory. A hilarious thing was they listed Heroes:Origins, which never aired because of the Writer's Strike.
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    • One entry for the Photoplasty contest 15 Ways They Could Get People to Actually Watch TV Again was a new season of Arrested Development. A few years later...
    • This entry in a Cracked photoshop contest became hilarious after Rock Band 3 introduced pro mode, which can be used with a 108-button guitar controller.
    • had a contest for "What campaign ads would look like if they were targeted to six-year-olds," written before the '08 election. Number 8 is an ad for Obama that parodies Sesame Street, and number 19 says "He'll bring back Mittens to life!" This was before his campaign linked themselves to Sesame Street and before Mitt Romney, "Mittens," was running for president!
    • An article about Seltzer & Friedberg has the writer write a hypothetical trailer about a vampire movie spoof. Then along comes Vampires Suck...
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    • During the huge success of The Avengers, they published a humorous vignette called "Why It Sucks To Be Ant-Man", which depicted Ant-Man, The Wasp, and The Falcon as a trio of desperate nobodies who weren't considered good enough to be included in the MCU. Since then, Falcon has debuted as a major character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and joined the Avengers in subsequent movies, while Ant-Man got his own movie, with an upcoming sequel called Ant-Man and The Wasp in the works.
      • Though this could be a bit of a case of Harsher in Hindsight, since the movie is about Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man, not Hank Pym, the Ant-Man who was mocked in the article; and in the movie his wife Janet van Dyne died (presumably) and his daughter betrayed him.
      • Adding salt to the wound, the next Avengers movie was Avengers: Age of Ultron, which managed to take Pym's most notable recurring villain and change his backstory until it had nothing to do with him.
    • In early 2015, they ran an article called "5 Famous Movies That Are Getting Unspeakably Bad Sequels," and one of the movies highlighted was Creed. The writer proceeded to mock both Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, and ultimately concluded that Adonis Creed sounded like an unlikable and unsympathetic character. Creed ended up opening to massive critical acclaim, with a good deal of the reviews praising Adonis as a complex and relatable protagonist, and Stallone ended up getting an Oscar nomination for his work.
    • In a 2011 article, 8 Absurd Jokes That Predicted Real Life Events, they discussed the Laugh In joke about President Ronald Reagan, before ending with: "So, has anyone done a wacky "Donald Trump as president" sketch yet? Laugh all you want, it may seem strangely prescient in, say, 2017."
  • Somewhere in December, FPSRussia releases a video showing him wrecking havoc with an L85A2 rifle. A couple days later, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is released. Guess what is the name of the Assignment needed to unlock the L85A2?
  • From YouTube Poop:
  • Fun With Akatsuki:
    • A series of Naruto flash video parodies on YouTube called "Fun With Akatsuki" featured the masked Tobi as a hapless, good-natured Butt-Monkey with the catchphrase, "But Tobi is a good boy!" The fact that Tobi turns out to be the Big Bad of the series makes this even funnier.
    • Two words... Blind Itachi, since Kakashi mentions during the fight with the Itachi clone early in Shippuden that Itachi's eyesight deteriorates every time he uses the Mangekyo Sharingan. This later becomes a plot point, as Itachi's on the verge of losing his vision during his fight with Sasuke, and Sasuke later taxes his Mangekyo Sharingan almost to the point of blindness before using Itachi's eyes.
  • The Music Video Show has a joke in Episode 16 that is either this or Harsher in Hindsight if you go into the mind of Donald Trump.
    "Everybody made a BIG deal about Obamacare. Everyone was behind this big phenomenon. Now look what's happened to America..."
  • This parody of Transformers using chibi-fied versions of G1 characters actually came out before a toyline that did the exact same thing.
  • When The Liam Smith Show flashed forward to New Years Eve 2999, Dick Clark promoted UPN: "For One Thousand Years, the Solar System's Number One Network."
  • In 2006, The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about confusing video game and movie sequel titles and mentioned how in the early 90's there were two Mega Man series, the originals and the X series. He then said, "Now if only they made a Mega Man 9, it would come full circle."
    • Even better, Capcom has announced a Mega Man 10. And much better, said game probably gave a nod to this "coincidence", seeing as Mega Man 10 is practically a tribute yet still doesn't connect to the X series, with a virus outbreak, Proto Man as a playable character (LOADS of funny references to Zero in that one alone) and its box art, in which Proto Man channels Zero yet again by wielding a Laser Blade and shield (not the solid one Proto's usually associated with).
    • There's also his rant about the movie Rocky Balboa breaking the Rocky series' numbering tradition, and compares it to the then-upcoming new Rambo film being titled "John Rambo." That did indeed become the movie's working title for a while (and actual release title in some countries), causing him to comment "I feel kind of bad, like I picked on a retarded kid."
    • In the Silver Surfer review, the nerd mocked how weak Silver Surfer was, comparing it to hypothetically showing Bruce Lee tripping over his shoelaces. A few years later (though it's not Bruce Lee), we have Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which several bounty hunters, futuristic agents, Solid Snake, and Sonic the Hedgehog trip over themselves once every few minutes (randomly), with absolutely no way to stop it or turn it off.
    • In his review for Lester the Unlikely, he ponders on what the sequels would be like, and mentions that the most recent one would come out on the PlayStation 4, which uses technology to construct discs out of orangutan diarrhea, giving Blu-Ray a run for its money. The PS4 would eventually come out, but it actually ran on Blu-Ray.
    • The Nerd's review for Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure for the Nintendo GameCube was made while Nintendo was negotiating with Universal regarding the latter's acquisition of the former's theme park license (which was eventually successful). Granted, said game wasn't actually made by Nintendo (it was published by Kemco), but still it makes for a very eerie coincidence.
    • When reviewing The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, the Nerd recognises the Guitar Guy and the Bullshit Man, but not Mike Mattei. This is because both the Guitar Guy and the Bullshit Man have made appearances in earlier episodes, yet Mike only appeared on the show portraying various characters. It wasn't until Day 8 of the 12 Days of Shitsmas when Mike Mattei finally appeared on the show as himself.
  • This line in Chester A. Bum review of Up turns out to be more hilarious when Pixar did a short closely like that five months and 23 days later after the review.
    "That what all people should do! We should send all the old people in the sky!"
  • The original Zero Punctuation review of Duke Nukem Forever. Yahtzee's "review" was recently voted the best he'd ever done by members of The Escapist - mere days afterward, Gearbox announced that DNF was actually finished, and a demo was playable at PAX. Now that's timing.
    • Listen to the start of his Bad Company 2 review, and look how Duke Nukem Forever turned out.
    • Yahtzee had quite the longstanding thing going with DNF. Way, way back at the start of Zero Punctuation, he mentioned in his "appearance" at the 2007 Game Developer's Choice awards (a video that came out nearly four years before the game itself was released) that if DNF "doesn't turn out to be history's greatest contribution to human culture", he "and every other reviewer on Earth [was] going to saw its bullocks off." Not only did his mock review describe it as such a contribution, but when the actual game came out, it got brutally, nearly universally panned— including by Yahtzee himself.
    • In his review for Fable 2, Yahtzee opens up by reminding the viewers that Fable 1 was the second review he ever made, so all he has to do is review The Darkness again, then crash and burn into total obscurity and his life will be perfectly symmetrical. Much later, he reviews The Darkness 2. Of course, he didn't fade into obscurity so this is at least a partial subversion.
  • Retsupurae's "Cornshaq Baby Please" had Slowbeef uttering, "Mr. O'Neil, the answer to this multiplication problem is 12, but also Mario 2 is the greatest game ever." A year later, a famous rapper said something in a similar fashion that caused a Memetic Mutation.
  • The Gaming in the Clinton Years series is already bizarre and surreal, but it does achieve one of these at the end of their Final Fantasy VIII review. George Wood exclaims "If Square doesn't add voice-overs to Final Fantasy IX, I'm committing suicide! I hate text!" Final Fantasy IX was released in the USA November 2000, when Bill Clinton's second term ended. No wonder there's no "Gaming in the Dubya Years". Though it crosses over into "Funny Aneurysm" Moment when George Wood was rumored to be dead (luckily 6 years after FFIX came out). Circles back around now that he's proven to be alive.
  • There was a story arch in I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC about Tony Stark feeling jealous of Batman's new movie taking his spotlight. So, Batman trained Iron Man in being a detective. Guess who is playing Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie?
  • What is the Internet for? That question was answered two years after that essay was published.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series episode 27, Tristan states that "In the future, card games will be played on motorbikes." A few months later, Frank Frankson was revealed to be Yusei Fudo's voice actor.
    • The Second Anniversary Spectacularthon had a few teasing shots at a couple VAs. I mean, no way Vic Mignogna would've watched it, recommended by a few of his Rangers, right? Wrong. Thankfully, he took it well and the two have met a few times since.
      • Another one with LK and Vic — for their first Kamicon promo, Martin calls him Yuri Lowenthal. Vic voiced an Uchiha later in Shippuden.
    • Also, a good two years before the Abridged Series came out and made these types of jokes, the dub had a military captain in the Doma filler arc (who played the whole situation straight in the original) say that "as strange as it sounds, the fate of the world now depends on a card game."
    • This:
      Joey: Be careful, Yug. This guy means business. He wasn't even remotely intimidated by my Brooklyn Rage.
      Yami: Joey, stop trying to turn 'Brooklyn Rage' into a catchphrase. It's never going to work.
    • Episode 50 Joey Wheeler Ace Attorney had Joey up against the guy that banned the series twice already. The judge said that third time's the charm .. and a few weeks later, Little Kuriboh was temporarily suspended on YouTube for the third time.
    • Episode 25 featured a short sequence of Yami and Tea singing a duet, and the end stinger said 'that's the closest you're gonna get to yu-gi-oh: the abridged musical'. Several years and a lot of cover songs later...
  • From G Gundam Abridged Episode 2, Chibodee Crocket, voiced by Takahata 101 using a Southern accent, tells a rambling story starting with the phrase "I ever tell you that story 'bout my best friend?" Later, Taka would play Ellis in Team Four Star's Left 4 Dead 2 Let's Play.
    • In Episode 4, Taka voices the commisioner using the same voice he would later use for Dartz on Yugioh Abridged.
  • Due to the lead times involved, the fact that there were going to be goofy twin autobots in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was known over six months before the movie was released. However, their look and a certain level of Fanon lead to the assumption they'd be bumbling hillbilly-type characters. So, Internet Personality Vangelus put forth the idea in his review of Skids that the autobot was really a rap star (named MC Paddington) with a dark past. This, plus the voice he assigned him, eerily anticipated the actual Skids.
  • While it was made in 2007, this recut trailer of Aliens proved to be eerily prophetic.
  • In 2011, someone made a video of the Genie from Aladdin "singing" the theme for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. All the comments note how the editor somehow predicted Will Smith as the Genie in the live action remake.
  • In an early episode, Ask That Guy gives an answer that amounts to people just watching him because he's soft porn. Come December 2009 and you have... giving a blowjob to a pipe, testing eggnog-as-lube with sex noises offscreen, getting dominated by Bennett The Sage, making a long series of orgasm faces and him saying he's willing to go down on anyone and anything.
  • Mike Polk's "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video" features a line that says "Our economy's based on LeBron James", the star player of the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron ended up leaving to play for another team from 2010-2014, though he did eventually come back.
  • My Immortal gives us this little bit from the Author's Notes of Chapter 42:
    omg da new book iz kumming out rlly soon I kant wait!!!1111. I fink dat snap will be really the same person as Volximort koz dey are both haff-blood so dat will explain y he kild dumblydore and he hated hairy!!!!!1111 nd den hairy wil have 2 kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox!!!!!111 omg I hope draco nd harry get 2getha dat will be so shmexxy, wont it?? If dey don’t den JKR is hamophobic!!!!!111111 fangz 4 da help wiv facts, medusa u rok!!!111
  • In an episode of There Will Be Brawl, Luigi sees Ness and Lucas playing, and is inspired by their childish innocence to keep working to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Some fans suggested they'd be the "token innocent children who get held ransom by the bad guys". Eventually the final episode rolls around, and it turns out they're the Butcher(s). Like the example at the top of the page, the contrast makes it hilarious to watch again.
  • A throw-away gag in Berserk Abridged has two Strawman Political parodies arguing, which devolves into childish taunting, including the liberal one of the two calling the conservative parody a teabagger... this was made at the end of 2007, cue a certain political movement that appeared a year later.
  • The Nostalgia Chick:
    • Early on, the Chick mocked the idea of Belligerent Sexual Tension with "Ah, animosity. It must be love!". Have a guess what her most teased (het) pairing consists of and who it's with?
    • Her desperation to see robots in Xanadu takes on a different, even more amusing meaning when she was made a Sex Slave robot who has to cater to her every whim.
    • A video she made in high school about STDs contains a giant stuffed bear with AIDS having an affair with a 14 year old girl. Pedobear.
    • In her video about the history of female comic book movies, she compared the problems with the Tank Girl movie to Deadpool, which she used as another example of a comic book with Black Comedy and Meta Humor that'd be difficult to adapt as a live-action movie. She also mockingly clarified that she was talking about the "actual" Deadpool and not the Ryan Reynolds version. Years later, Reynolds starred in a highly successful Deadpool movie that retained all the meta humor and black comedy from the source material.
  • The Agony Booth review of Dean Koontz's Mr. Murder, written in 2002:
    You know you're in for some quality entertainment when the guy who played "Lowell" on the sitcom Wings is supposed to be the heavy.
  • In the ending of episode 2 part 2 of Four Swords Misadventures, Green explains that the scene of his Japanese counterpart having sex (or the implication that he was having sex) with Zelda in the ending won't happen for them because "they are in the censored english version", to which Red says starkly "The censors always ruin the fun." A few months later, any attempts at doing the episode on YouTube ended up blocked thanks to that scene, thus forcing Haidoukendude (or hitthefloor729, as he is known on YouTube) to do a special YouTube edition of the episode where he not only had to put a bulletin on the scene in question with big letters to explain that what the Japanese versions of what Link and Zelda were saying, despite appearances, did NOT translate to anything suggestive, but also went as far as to post a link to the actual translation, thus spoiling the joke, meaning that the joke was ruined for everyone due to censorship.
  • Improv Everywhere once had fun splitting pedestrian traffic into a fast lane and slow lane on a street in Manhattan. As it turns out, some in London have taken that idea seriously.
  • A YouTube video in 2010 featured the Pokémon anime being Darker and Edgier in which Giovanni plays a more active role and Jessie, James, and Meowth become actively evil and wear black uniforms. In Pokémon Best Wishes, they really DO!
  • Before the second "season" of Marble Hornets started up (or was even hinted at), somebody made this poster as a joke. The tagline was completely accurate...with the caveat that he wasn't interested in revenge on the villain...
  • In the epic Dragonball Evolution review on That Guy with the Glasses, Y Ruler of Time and Rollo T try and guess which movie Hope Within Chaos was referring to as "so horrible that even the The Nostalgia Critic won't review it". Their guesses? Ultraviolet (later reviewed by Film Brain) and Dungeons & Dragons (later actually reviewed by the Critic).
  • In honor of The Nostalgia Critic doing Nickolodeon Month in January 2009, CR of Familiar Faces fame drew an image of Doug Walker in the art style of Doug Funnie doing his "drink from a skull and fire wildly" routine, which would eventually become one of the most recognizable images on the Familiar Faces poster. One day later, the Nicktoons review proved that the Nostalgia Critic does fire his gun wildly when compared to Doug.
  • ScrewAttack
    • Twice, they decided to make videos predicting the top news of the upcoming year. In the 2010 one, one of the items that Duke Nukem Forever would get a release date, Nintendo would try out 3D again, there would be a new Kid Icarus game anounced (Albeit, for the Wii, not the DS), and the 360 would be slimmed down. Scary isn't it?
    • They predicted Milo would become Skynet, and in a weird coincidence...
    • For 2011, they speculated on a new Nintendo console aiming on hardcore games. And whadya know.
  • In We Are Our Avatars, Cyber Amy gave out gifts to Dai's characters. Meant to be tunics for the guys, and dresses for the girls. Too bad it was mistyped. What's so funny, though? Daisuke might as well be The Chick of the group, and is the only male member at the time.
    • Osaka told Hilarity that he needed to become a god (you can guess the circumstances). Much, much later, Hilarity is the God of Order.
  • The Irate Gamer did an episode about Kool-Aid Man video games. The parody Third Rate Gamer followed up with a "review" of Cool Spot, mocking the episode. Months later, IG reviewed Cool Spot.
    Third Rate Gamer: First the AVGN ripped off my Castlemania review, and now the Irate Gamer ripped off my Cool Spot review! What's next?
  • In the Moshi Monsters Lady Goo Goo song "The Moshi Dance" one of the lines is "Lady Goo Goo's here to stay!"
  • On April Fools' of 2011, Boubouille of World of Warcraft news site MMO-Champion posted this joke article about the upcoming expansion pack being centered around the Pandaren race and introducing them as playable for both factions. Well... The next expansion is centered around the Pandaren race and introduces them as playable for both factions.
    • Made even better when you know that the moderation team speculated and planned a few elaborate satirical jokes which were then denied for risk of causing bad press by forumgoers taking it seriously. The pandaren joke on the other hand was deemed obvious and cringeworthy enough for everyone to understand it was just a joke. Which they did. Since it was. At the time.
  • In March 2010, in the "general" forums of a fansite about import/European cars, someone posted a Fan Fic entitled... Two Broke Girls, though admittedly the motives were not clear (Word of God is not forthcoming, but speculation is it was a Take That! at the economy of the time). Made even more hilarious by the fact that a year later the show 2 Broke Girls (stylised as 2 BROKE GIRL$) launched, airing on CBS, and as of 2012, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.
  • Lets Player Jesse Cox plays Hatoful Boyfriend as part of his Fan Friday segment. He opts to name his character "Flox" instead of "Cox" due to the game's characters being birds. Only later does Jesse realize:
    1. His character is, in fact, human.
    2. His character is, in fact, female.
  • There is a response to The Last Airbender called The Last Fartbender. Two years later, The Legend of Korra has child airbender Meelo actually bending his farts to fight Amon's forces invading Air Temple Island.
  • In The Angry Video Game Nerd's video about the Zelda timeline (around the time of Twilight Princess's release), he pokes fun at the fact that basically every Zelda after the first two is a prequel to the original and suggests that, "Maybe, eventually, we'll go back to Link and Zelda being the Adam and Eve of Hyrule." Several years later, Skyward Sword comes out...
    • In his review of Action 52 for the NES, he converses the idiocy of using a lollipop as a weapon. When the Pyromania Update of Team Fortress 2 sprouts two years later, the Pyro received the Lollichop, a large lollipop used as a sharp weapon.
  • In 2008, Something Awful posted a front-page article which parodied a typical anime show's talk page at The Other Wiki. In particular, one "user" chided the other participants for thinking that the in-show credits were an acceptable source, saying that credits must come from IMDb or somewhere similar. As of 2012, the actual credits in a film, TV show or video game are no longer considered acceptable sources for Wikipedia articles.
  • This article and discussion here seem hilarious considering The Only Way Is Essex has come on air, as of 2009, although it's equally a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment too — as locality, and Essex FM, went in 2008.
  • In Rooster Teeth's Rage Quit episode featuring Surgeon Simulator 2013, one of the movie's funniest moments was when Gavin accidentally flings the replacement heart out of the room, leading to Michael to scream out that he "threw it against the wall like a wet paper towel!" Come the Steam version, that's what you have to do to get the achievement!
    • Another one was when the Achievement Hunter guys were doing a Let's Play of Madden 13 with that year's Super Bowl participants, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Geoff declares that whoever wins the game shall win the Super Bowl. Talk about coincidence...
      • This lead to their Let's Play of Madden NFL 25, in which Jack, as part of Team Gents and the Denver Broncos, tossed a whopping seven intercepts, leading to the Broncos to lose. One has to think that Jack kinda-sorta jinxed them that year.
  • On the Reality Talent Show Strip Search, the elimination format involves two artists from the show making comics in ninety minutes. When Elimination #3 saw the judges, Mike and Jerry, struggling to decide which to eliminate after both artists created excellent strips, Mike turned to one of the artist's stand-ups and said, "Fuck, I'll send this person home. This is a piece of shit! Fucking ... bring her down here. Wake her up and drive her down here, and tell her she's going home." The creator of said inferior standup was Abby Howard — who would later completely demolish two of the best comic artists in the house (including the winner of #3) with her hilarious comics on the elimination stage.
  • At the start of the first Mario Party TV playthrough Toy Dream, Holms comments that "In the next game, they should have a 0 dice block." One year later, 9 delivered just that.
  • The Onion has had its fair share. For example:
  • Famous internet troll Chad Warden made an attack on the Nintendo Wii for using a, pardon the language, "dildo," for a controller, it all becomes hilarious when Sony made the PlayStation Move and now have dildo controllers of their own.
  • In the 2007 internet game Bartender: The Right Mix, you can occasionally explode by shaking the drink too much. You can even cause an explosion if you only add lemons. Exploding lemons are referenced once again, in another game.
  • There was once a video board game called "Rap Rat", involving a talking rat, some painfully nineties hip hop, and the strange inclusion of the line, "He ain't no ghost, he's the most!" In a commercial for the game. Since Rap Rat has since become the subject of a creepypasta focused on demonic posession, the line now boarders on Suspiciously Specific Denial.
  • In The Mysterious Mr. Enter's Seahorse Seashell Party review, when Brian gets attacked by bees during the Mushroom Samba, Mr. Enter states that he he will not be playing that Nicholas Cage clip over it, due to seeing it as a Discredited Meme. Fast forward a few months to The Nostalgia Critic's Wicker Man review, and Tamara and Malcolm, in a parallel to the film, play a cult that forces reviewers to reference the scene if they review the movie, whether or not they still find a credible meme. For bonus points, the episode actually uses several Nostalgia Critic clips.
    • And in another review, he says something along the lines of, "[The makers/writers of SpongeBob] could have a talking cat underwater for all I care." And they later made an episode with just that premise.
  • Matthew Santoro:
    • In Casino Heist & H.I.V. CURED!, Matt makes a prediction that Miley Cyrus would spread STIs, because she had just turned 18 note  and so would soon start having sex. Now that Miley Cyrus is known for being risqué, Matt's prediction hits close to home.
    • In So Many Presents...So Little Time!, Matt shows the audience a Batman money clip he ordered, and tells the audience not to mistake it for a Batman ninja star. This became hilarious when his viewers started sending him ninja stars in the mail as a joke.
    • In The Stinger of Drake NYC Riot!, one of the YouTube comments Matt shows from his previous video tells him that he needs to grow a beard. 2 years later, Matt posted Why Beards are Awesome, where Matt says why his Badass Beard is important.
  • This parody of Nintendo Direct features a fictional game called "Wii Fuck U" which is described as Skylanders but even worse, and requires Off-Model toys of Nintendo characters to play, costing $59.99 each. Later on, Nintendo announced amiibo, an actual line of toys that could interact with games, and with the low supply and high demand at the time of their release, some of the rarer models reached extremely high prices on the second-hand market, even surpassing the $60 mark in some cases.
  • This Youtuber added lyrics to certain Pokémon music, including the ending themes ('Champion of Johto' and 'New Beginnings', for example), way before Pokémon X and Y did it with the ending theme, 'KISEKI'.
    • Granted, 'KISEKI' isn't sung in the actual game itself, but the lyrics are placed on-screen for the player to sing along to, in multiple languages, and the lyrics of 'Champion of Johto' and 'New Beginnings' mainly consists of 'Yay, you won' lyrics.
  • Duckyworth reviews:
  • In Chapter 77 of Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World, which involved fusion, all three Crystal Gems fused into one being. A few months later, the Steven Universe episode "Giant Woman" aired on TV, and then came Opal.
  • A website called HeadlineSmasher, which is exactly that it mashes up headlines of news articles into nonsense, once made the headline, "Nintendo Steps Into Porn Biz," and then.... they teamed up with playboy to promote Bayonetta 2.
  • In 2012, After Ellen posted an article titled "Miley Cyrus is a better lesbian than you". In 2015, Miley revealed that she actually had been in relationships with women.
  • The page image caption of Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal is "Well, at least there's a complete outfit between them." Which just so happens to be a plot point to "No Service".
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: "The hammer is my penis." It just didn't turn out so well the first time.
  • Shiningknight accidentally predicted 3 of the plots Marvel and DC did with the plots he GMed in We Are Our Adventuring Avatars.
    • The avengers movie which ended similarly to his first ever marvel plot which ended just a bit before that movie came out.
    • The marvel plot with the evil earth 3 waoaa characters attempted conquering of Earth (with that infamous exploding lupo ending) came just before DC's Forever Evil event where the crime syndicate faced similar hardship
    • Now Marvel's Secret Wars where all the various realities of the marvel universe were mashed together into one battle world which is vaguely similar to what he did to Marvel and DC.
  • The way Chuggaaconroy timed two three of his Let's Plays was very hilarious in hindsight: he starts playing Xenoblade, Shulk gets added to Super Smash Bros., Xenoblade Chronicles X is announced, along with the New 3DS port of the original Xenoblade game. He starts playing Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and almost immediately afterwards Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is announced. He starts playing Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4 is announced afterwards. Fans definitely did not leave these unnoticed, especially after the third time in a row it happened.
  • History of Power Rangers has a few of these:
    • In the Power Rangers in Space review, Linkara joked about the "anti-virus technique of hitting the monster with a sword". In a recent ad for a computer, which used video clips to explain its features, the anti-virus was demonstrated by... the original Megazord whacking Goldar over the head with a sword.
    • He says a couple of the Rangers suits from Jungle Fury look too much like track suits, apparently unaware that they actually were designed by a sports company in the original sentai.
    • Lewis has started uploading a series of YouTube-friendly, Remastered, and updated versions on the videos, starting with the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. The day posted the first of the these, Elizabeth Banks was announced to play Rita in the upcoming reboot movie. Likewise, production on the movie starts as he released the Remastered videos for season 3.
  • In his Top 5 Pokémon Generations video, Fawful's Minion criticized the amount of water routes in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire. Many fans consider this one of he funniest moments. Cut 2 years later, and IGN's review of the remakes causes controversy for complaining about "too much water", leading people to make jokes about it.
  • This video by Sketch from Superheroes has Luke Cage comparing Iron Fist's origin story to Game of Thrones. Later, the Netflix series was announced to star Finn Jones, who starred in Game of Thrones.
  • An article on Random-ness Wikia entitled "How To Make Good TV Shows Bad" has a section for PriPara, which was added in the summer of 2016. One part of the section says that one way to make the episode "Youthful Jump In! Snap In!" worse was to replace the scene where Dorothy scares Jururu by imitating a video game she brought with her to her getting kicked out of Elmo's Eatery by a man named Ray Snails for using a portable DVD player that showed Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Five months later, the movie Sing gets released, and one of the characters in the film is a snail named Ray.
  • The Happy Video Game Nerd:
    • His Splatterhouse retrospective ends with him begging for a remake. Guess what came out in 2010?
      • Not just that, in the first game retrospective, he starts asking a few questions about how and what happened in the story, in the 2010 game, most of the questions are actually answered.
    • In his review of Wild Guns, he says "What's better than cowboys and Indians? Cowboys and robots, that's what!". Not too far off from that...
    • At the end of his review of the Castlevania Game Boy Trilogy he expressed doubts about the direction Konami was taking the franchise in and proposed that "maybe we don't need Konami", suggesting that perhaps someone could take the series to crowd funding in the same way Mighty No. 9 took the Mega Man series out of Capcom's negligent hands, as well as taking the opportunity to replace the series' honestly rather goofy name with something new. It was almost SCARILY prophetic...
  • Jim Sterling once critiqued a game called Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. for having characters that looked like nightmarish animatronics, rather than the cute and fluffy critters they were supposed to be. The developer of that game took that critique and ran with it all the way to the bank.
  • Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG has a rule that states Mr Welch is prohibited from using several types of Mix-and-Match Weapon, including shotgunchucks (958. No matter how practical, I can't have shotgunchucks). Then RWBY comes up with a character using shotgunchucks.
  • The Play-by-Post Massively Multiplayer Crossover Role Play Campus Life had an arc where at the stories climax, the mane cast from Friendship Is Magic used the Elements of Harmony to purify the negative energy in the Chaos Emeralds, and then they, along with several others, use them to go into Super Modes to fight the current Big Bad with. All this takes place before the season finale of season four, which would give the mane cast canon Super Modes to fight the current big bad with.
  • This video (titled Inaccurate Video Game Facts) claimed that Square Enix never wanted to re-release Final Fantasy VII because it wasn't that good, and Shenmue 3 had been released in the form of Sleeping Dogs. Guess what happened at E3 2015...
  • The Gonzo SSM animated short, What Happened to Megaman made the prediction that Mega Man would be joining Super Smash Bros before he was officially announced. Turns out Nintendo did want him.
  • On the recorded episodes of What the Fuck Is Wrong with You?, there beings known as the Trousers Cosmic, which are (in Nash's words) "evil alien pants". Now why does that sound so familiar?
  • In May 2014, The Muppets' fansite ToughPigs reviewed every episode of The Jim Henson Hour for its 25th aniversary. The reviewers particularly liked the Bill Prady-scripted Miss Piggy's Hollywood, and wondered why Prady was wasting his time on The Big Bang Theory when he could be writing Piggy getting into feuds with celebrities. A year and a half later, that's exactly what he was doing.
  • A running joke on the Pokémon site Pokemopolis is that Togepi is evil. An episode of the anime years later focuses on "The Worst Togepi Ever!"
  • In 2011, a satrical movie trailer was released, depicting a Darker and Edgier Archie adaptation called Riverdale. Six years later saw the premiere of a TV series, which turns out to be an actual Darker and Edgier Archie adaptation called... Riverdale.
  • Discussed in Fat, French and Fabulous: the notably inbred Charles II of Spain's royal monogram looks a hell of a lot like the modern international bio hazard sign.
  • This mockumentary about the Wii U claims that some of Nintendo's rejected ideas for the Wii's successor included another Wii, or "an empty box full of your imagination." In the years afterwards, Nintendo would release a cheaper, stripped-down Wii Mini, as well as Nintendo Labo, a line of cardboard peripherals that the players must construct themselves.
  • In 2013, a parody trailer was published on YouTube for a movie called ''The Chronicles of Rick Roll'', a movie entirely based around the Internet, but mostly involving Internet memes. On September 20, 2018, five years after that video was published, a new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet, a movie about the Internet, is released, which uses the Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up", the song that gave the basis for the title of The Chronicles of Rick Roll, as background music. On a minor note, both the fake trailer and Ralph Breaks the Internet have scenes parodying pop-up ads that personify said ads as annoying people.
  • An AV Club article about a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie marathon held for Avengers: Age of Ultron had one user comment that they would like to see a movie where superheroes needed to rescue the world from endless comic book movies. That did happen three years after the article was published with the release of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, where the climax reveals that Slade disguised himself as a Hollywood filmmaker named Jade Wilson, and he's been giving all the DC superheroes movies as an evil plot to mind control the world, leading Robin to try to stop his plan.
  • This thread on AnimeSuperhero has a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants sharing their ideas for a movie that's a Live-Action Adaptation of the episode "Band Geeks", but with normal humans instead of the SpongeBob characters. One part mentions that the film's version of the Sweet Victory scene would take place at the Super Bowl. In 2018, after Stephen Hillenberg passed away, someone made a petition for Maroon 5 to sing "Sweet Victory" during the halftime show that gained a million signatures. While the Super Bowl only showed the scene that occured before the song to introduce Travis Scott, the full song was played during a Dallas Stars halftime show that occurred on the same day as the 2019 Super Bowl.

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  • One of the most remembered gags from the flash animation $00pah NiN10Doh! is Lucas and Dawn (and Game Freak) realizing that after having Arceus the PokéGod in their game, they can't go any higher for the fifth generation. The official announcement of the fifth generation in late January 2010 wouldn't have been hilarious in itself... except that it happened only one week before Kirbopher, the creator of the animation, started voicing a character on the actual show.
    • Two of the Pokémon Lucas claims they had caught at the time were "life and death". Despite speculation about some of the legendaries at the time, there were no true embodiments of those concepts... until the series brought in Xerneas and Yveltal. In the sixth generation.
  • In episode 4 of the series Beebo, when Beebo's master goes to Heaven and sees Kobe Bryant and pleads "Please don't rape me!". Guess what trial Kobe Bryant got into less than a year later.
  • In the first Decline of Video Gaming (a flash series that theorized what video games be like in the future), one game "featured" was Metal Gear Solid 5, where Solid Snake was an old wheel chair bound man. In real life Metal Gear Solid 4 features an old (but not wheel chair bound) Snake.
  • In the 7th episode of Super Mario Bros. Z, the Seven Koopalings and Bowser Jr. appear together, the first time in any Mario related things this has happened. Almost a year later, New Super Mario Bros. Wii comes out which has the first canonical game involving Bowser Jr. and the seven Koopalings being together...
  • Homestar Runner:
    • The Strong Bad Email "for kids" is about the idea of Strong Bad running a kids' show. At the end, Strong Bad comments that Homsar would be a better host, followed by a mock kids' show being hosted by Homsar. It had, among other things, silly songs being repeated over and over. Matt Chapman, creator of Homestar Runner, later went on to direct Yo Gabba Gabba!, a kids series with silly songs being repeated over and over.
    • An early Strong Bad Email had a fan write in to say he missed the simple early days of SBEmail where Strong Bad would answer an email without some kind of gimmick. The immediate gag was that this was followed by Strong Bad's computer malfunctioning and exploding, but the email is even funnier when you consider that later episodes of Strong Bad Email would only get longer and more elaborate, with plenty of Easter eggs and other "gimmicks".
    • In the first "Biz Cas Fri" short, Homestar calls Strong Bad his "dog", but spells it "D-O-G-E", leading to Strong Bad's confused reply "I'm your doge?!" According to the Know Your Meme page, the use of "doge" even inspired the name of the meme.
    • In the Strong Bad Email "techno", clicking on the Cheat's lightswitch at the end pops up a poster for a "lightswitch rave" featuring "DJ The Stick and DJ from Full House". Fast forward to 2016, and a sequel series called Fuller House has, among other things, Stephanie Tanner (not her sister D.J., because irony) become an actual DJ.
    • Coach Z's rap song "These Peoples Try to Fade Me" features the line "And I got a bunch of types, a bunch of laser dabs." No one has a clue what he meant by that at the time, but fast forward a decade or so and "dabbing" is a dance move popular in the hip-hop community, made mainstream by the group Migos. As a bonus, it apparently originated in the Brothers Chaps' hometown of Atlanta, Georgia!
  • The end of this video. A few weeks later, Game Grumps release this episode.
  • In the anime adaptation of Arakawa Under the Bridge, Hoshi (the mugger during a comedic scene in Vaguely Recalling JoJo) gets voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. Later on, Tomokazu gets to voice Joseph Joestar in the 2012 anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. This scene is hilarious if you know that because Rubber Soul had just technically gave Joseph Joestar a coconut backbreaker.
    • During the second episode of the High Priestess mini-arc, Jack the Ripper does a filk song based on the Japanese 24 commercials. Before this, Rikiya Koyama voiced Jack Bauer in the Japanese dub, and got in as Yoshikage Kira in All Star Battle. He also voiced Will A. Zepelli in the Phantom Blood movie, but no one likes to talk about that.
    • Old Joseph was saved by Ceasar Zeppeli when he was fighting against Empress. In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Ceasar returns from the dead and meets old Joseph.
  • All the ghost stuff in the earlier seasons of Red vs. Blue ended up oddly prescient following The Reveal of the ghosts actually being AIs. And in an specific case, Church's exasperated cry of, "Holy crap, who is running this army?!" becomes utterly hilarious when we find out the person running the Red and Blue armies is, in fact, Dr. Leonard Church, whose mind served as an inspiration for the Church AI.
    • In Season 6, Sarge's call gets dropped and he complains about the stupid 4G network. At the time the joke was written, 3G was in prominence, and the joke was that the futuristic technology wasn't working right. Now it just comes off as a Take That! to modern cell phone technology.
    • In a cross-show case, Season 16 has Atlus Arcadium Rex venting off his frustration by shooting lighting at a moon, eventually shattering half of it to make it resemble the moon from fellow Rooster Teeth show RWBY. Come Volume 6 of that, the shattered moon was caused by an angry god throwing a fit.
  • The Halloween Episode of RWBY Chibi reveals that Ruby's birthday is on Halloween, which was later confirmed as canon to the main show. This makes her inclusion in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle more amusing when you realize the game also has Rachel Alucard, another young girl dressed in black and red whose birthday is also on Halloween.
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  • The We Hate Movies podcast:
    • While ripping on The Matrix Revolutions, the guys say that Neo suddenly being able to control robots in the real world is as stupid as if Luke were to suddenly teleport in Return of the Jedi. Two years later, in The Last Jedi, Luke suddenly astral projects to another planet, a move that drew a mixed reaction from audiences.
    • In their The Day After Tomorrow episode, the gang imagines that old sitcoms will be brought back to life in the post-disaster world. One of those shows mentioned to be revived is Series/Roseanne, which was revived in 2018.
  • In June of 2017, Youtuber Tana Mongeau- yes, that Tana- posted a video talking about an recent clubbing experience wherein she had been trying to hit on Scott Disick only for Bella Thorne to aggressively cut in and dance with Scott herself while sending Tana territorial glares. Nowadays, Tana and Bella are very close friends, leading many fans to half-jokingly theorize that while Tana was coming on to Scott, Bella was (or now is) coming on to her! note 
  • YMMV on whether it's this or Harsher in Hindsight, but a video was published on late May 2019 by the anti-capitalist Means TV channel, about a town whose coal miners were paid in company scrip, basically currency created by the company itself. At the end, one of the narrators says, "Don’t be surprised if Mark Zuckerberg starts trying to pay his employees in Facebook bucks.” Just days later, Facebook announced it would create a cryptocurrency, and employees who worked on making the cryptocurrency would be able to get paid in the currency itself.
  • Urinating Tree made a video on the San Jose Sharks' continued failures in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in May of 2018 after the Sharks were eliminated in that years' playoffs. In the video, Tree notes that the Sharks' two victories in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals gave them "more playoff success than the [St. Louis] Blues and [Washington] Capitals combined."note  The next two Stanley Cup Champions after the video was uploaded were... the Capitals and the Blues.
  • In Anna Akana's "When you say something stupid", when Anna tries to imagine the dumbest thing Scarlett Johansson said, she cuts to herself as ScarJo, announcing that she'll star in the then-upcoming Ghost in the Shell Live-Action Adaptation. At the time, Anna picked this only because Johansson's casting generated controversy among people who (like Anna) wished the studio cast an Asian actress instead. After the movie became a Box Office Bomb, this choice could also seem like Anna mocking ScarJo for attaching her name to a dud.


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