In this YouTube parody of Green Eggs and Ham, Guy-Am-I says to Sam-I-Am, “Suck my dick, you Sam-I-Am. Suck my dick, you fucking sham.” Five years later, 2019, Netflix would adapt Green Eggs and Ham into an animated series And a major plot twist of Season 1 would be that Sam was a con man working for the main villain. Suck my dick, you fucking sham, indeed.
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.
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?
In 2006, the 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.
In the 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.
"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".
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.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: 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.
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.
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 Girlmovie 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 Reynoldsversion. Years later, Reynolds starred in a highly successful Deadpool movie that retained all the meta humor and black comedy from the source material.
A YouTube video in 2010 featured Pokémon: The Series 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" 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...
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?
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 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 (which is called "Like A Wet Paper Towel")!
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 interceptions (one of which Michael returned for a touchdown)note there was an eighth, but a Roughing the Passer penalty negated that one, leading to the Broncos to lose. One has to think that Jack kinda-sorta jinxed them that year. Despite all the picks (Ryan, who took over at quarterback after the seventh pick, threw three more himself), the Achievement Hunter game was close. The real-life Super Bowl 48, not so much.
On the RealityTalent ShowStrip 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 sendthisperson 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.
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 his 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.
In Casino Heist & H.I.V. CURED!, Matt makes a prediction that Miley Cyrus would spread STIs, because she had just turned 18 note The video was posted in 2010 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 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.
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.
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.
At the end of his review of the CastlevaniaGame 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...
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.
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 veryclose 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 this may be even funnier knowing that Bella came out as bisexual in 2018
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.
Afir Zahir, better known by his YouTube name Azerrz, gained popularity for his spot-on impressions of various characters and celebrities, such as Ted the Bear, Barack Obama, and especially Cleveland Brown. In June 2020, it was announced that Mike Henry, who is white, will be stepping down from voicing Cleveland, who is black, saying "Persons of Color should play Characters of Color". In September that year, Afir Zahir was revealed to be Mike Henry's replacement.
Screen Rant Pitch Meetings: The Iron Man 3 pitch meeting justifies some of its poor decisions, such as barely showing Tony in his Iron Man armor in favor of him running around with PTSD and having the Mandarin turn out to be a fake, as "subverting expectations," a principle that the Screenwriter believes takes precedence over what's good for the story. This pitch meeting came out on September 8, 2018, several months before the creators of Game of Thrones used the phrase to justify controversial story developments in the final season.
In his Eiken review, Sage points out that JO would probably not have that much of a problem with it if the show were about a a cast full of muscular pretty boys in revealing outfits and with big...endowments, to which JO awkwardly tries to change the subject. Skip ahead a couple of years, and JO sees Free!...which is pretty much exactly what Sage described. And JO really did like it!note Although that's more to do with the fact that the show's writers are at least trying to give it a plot and three-dimensional characters along with the manservice than the manservice itself
Speaking of the MoMH review, Bennett the Sage, as the review was back before Bennett retconned his then-current persona to be a demon impersonating Sage, was the one who tormented JO into doing the review. Years and the retirement of the Devil Sage persona later, Bennett himself would review it for Anime Abandon.
This video has the line ‘A few drinks and it’s back to my place’. This became this trope when it was discovered the British government had parties during lockdown.
On October 9, 2020, Sarah "Sarah Squirm" Sherman posted a video jokingly auditioning for Saturday Night Live, doing purposefully terrible impressions before having a nauseous breakdown halfway through. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she was actually cast in SNL the following season, in the fall of 2021.
Claire Luvcat of Cream Heroes saves a mother cat and her two kittens from euthanasia by offering to care for them until the kittens are old enough to be rehomed. One video has her attempt to give them their first meal. She remarks "One day you will cling to me and beg for this food." Not only did she end up keeping them but the younger kitten, Dodo, rivals Lulu and Lala when it comes to meals.
In PopCross Studios' video based around turning Cuphead bosses into Folklore Creatures, Baroness Von Bon Bon (here a monsterous witch) is noted to lure children via fake friendliness in order to get them to take a bite of her castle so she can eat them. In The Cuphead Show!, that is exactly what she attempts to do to the Cupbros, right down to eating her castle being one of the ways she turns people into candy so she can eat them.
When Game Grumps are playing Pokémon FireRed, they remark on how silly some of the trainer battles are, on how some random guy doing his job will spot a kid, run after them, yell something random about his job, and then battle them. Arin muses on what this would be like in real life, and describes a scenario where you try to order a coffee in a Starbucks, the waitress asks if you'd like milk, and then (((Fight Woosh))) "WAITRESS SANDRA WOULD LIKE TO BATTLE!" One generation later, this actually became a thing: Arin even described "Sandra" as carrying a tray of pokeballs, and one of the Waitress trainers in Pokémon Diamond actually does ask if you'd like some MooMoo Milk as her dialogue.
One of the Daleks that tries to exterminate the Eleventh Doctor in "The Time of the Daleks" is named after Jodie Whittaker. A year after the video was published, Whittaker was announced to be playing the Thirteenth Doctor.
The Dalek Supreme gets annoyed about the Doctor cheating death by receiving a new set of regenerations because "the rules of regeneration are canon". In light of "The Timeless Children" revealing the Doctor has had countless regenerations prior to their first shown set that they don't remember, the rules of regeneration have only been bent further for the Doctor since then.
One of Greg's failed robot ideas is Diamond Man, "the robot who shoots diamond missiles that explode into four diamonds." Mega Man 9 has Jewel Man, who was tentatively called Diamond Man, and his Jewel Satellite is a shield weapon that creates four rotating jewels around the user.
Inverted in that Greg sarcastically suggests making "Garbage Man" if Wily doesn't want to pay for quality Robot Master designs. Mega Man 7 already had Junk Man, who is literally made from scrapped robot parts.
Ryan George: In "This Video Will Age Terribly" (released in December 2020), Ryan sarcastically predicts that Donald Trump will quit tweeting. One month after its release, Trump was permanently banned from Twitter.