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  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • On his Super Mecha Death Christ: "FUCKEEEERRRSS!!! FUCKEEERRRSSS!!!" When the Nerd utters the words "Holy shit," SMDC turns on him with "WATCH YOUR FUCKING LANGUAGE!!!" Then again, he may have been taking offense to blasphemy rather than vulgarity.
    • In his reviews of the Friday the 13th films, he comments on Corey Feldman's introduction with "Who wears a costume to play video games?" Cut to a clip from his review of Batman games dressed as Batman.
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    • While giving a tour of his game collection, he's outraged at the condition of some of the used games he's picked up, saying that he always takes care of his games. Cut to him drilling a hole through one in the Dick Tracy review.
    • In his The Wizard of Oz game review, the Nerd kind of freaks out when the cowardly lion swears, even though swearing is something the Nerd is a natural at doing.
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd's reason for not using Game Genie on Castlevania III:
    AVGN: ...because I'm going to do this legit. Now where's that extra lives code? (pulls out Nintendo Power's Top Secret Player's Guide)
  • In his Wally Bear and the No! Gang review, he says "let's say 'no' to drugs" directly before drinking beer.
  • When he's playing the video game adaptation of Alien³ to promote his Monster Madness special:
AVGN: The game was nothing more than an advertisement for the movie! And how shameless is that to do something to promote something else?! (Under his breath) Monster Madness.
  • In his review of the Aladdin Deck Enhancer, when the Nerd sees The Gaming Historian's review of the same product, he sees that Norman Caruso has a second Aladdin in the background. He then asks, "Who would own multiple copies of something that shitty?" as he is sitting next to numerous copies of ET The Extraterrestrial for the Atari 2600.
  • This episode of Baman Piderman sees Baman at one point accuse Squid of doing nothing but be lazy. It then cuts to a shot of Baman and Piderman lying on the floor doing nothing but reach for a jar of peanut butter.
  • The Binder of Shame depicts a particularly horrifying game master by the name of Biff Bam. Under his house rules for Call of Cthulhu "real men have no fear" so "the less sanity points you have, the more gay you are". He actually forces the players to act this out; "You failed your sanity roll again [...] now your character not only has a limp wrist which gives him a dexterosity modifier, but he also speaks with a lisp. You better be lisping when you talk, got it?" Over the course of the game, he shamed everyone into stripping to the waist because it was hot in the room and the window was stuck, and enforced his rulings by physically wrestling complainers into submission.
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  • Chester A. Bum proved that he would never let out the F-bombs or S-smokes and that he was a Mormon in his AVGN vs NC review. Starting from his Iron Man 2 review, however...
  • CinemaSins:
    • During "Everything Wrong With Battleship in Six Minutes or Less":
    "This movie censors the word [BLEEP], I mean who does that?"
    • During "Everything Wrong With Pitch Perfect", Jeremy calls out Beca for being creative using other people's work and says that nobody else would ever do such a thing. Little CinemaSins logos pop up on the screen to illustrate this trope.
  • In Code MENT, Lelouch complains to Nunnally about interrupting other people's interrupting her.
    Lelouch: I can still picture the look on your—
    Nunnally: I don't really see how that's rel—
    Lelouch: NUNNALLY! Don't cut people off. It's rude!
  • Console Wars:
    • In the Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool episode, Chester Cheetah considers remaking the titular video game for modern game consoles. Pat and Dan find this a terrible idea, and tell Chester that people don't buy video game remakes, but then they look for their copy of the Resident Evil 2 remake under their collection of video game remakes.
    • In the Earthworm Jim 2 episode, Pat complains about the lack of backgrounds in certain levels of the Genesis version of the game. After this, Earthworm Jim says, "Jeez, how hard is it to put in a simple background?" over a black screen.
  • This illustrates its subject by the way of Self-Demonstrating Article parody. The hilariously anvilicious cartoons treating the viewers as morons, "mind reading" and spelling out the assumed strawman points and label everything. So it shows examples of these, then treats the readers as morons, guessing and spelling out the assumed points reduced to strawmanship and anviliciously comments on what's where and who's what in each case even more. The point of the article, obviously, ends up perfectly illustrated. By the way, the entry you just read was an Expo Label...
  • There's a couple instances of this in Death Note Abridged (Dogface701):
    Ryuk: Hey Light, there's this big, ugly, scary lookin' guy following you.
    Light: Ryuk, for the last time I know you're there!
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  • In Death Note The Abridged Series KPTS 4 TV when Light calls out Near for acting immature:
    Light: What are you, ten?
    Near: I'm twelve!
    Gevanni: Are you kidding me?! Dude! I'm on the phone! You're being extremely rude! SHUT UP!
  • One Demotivational Poster had a picture of a stick figure saying "Demotivators that say exactly what the picture says aren't funny". The poster said "DEMOTIVATORS THAT SAY EXACTLY WHAT THE PICTURE SAYS: They aren't funny".
  • Derek the Bard complains about nerds being around in his Con Bravo video.
  • Dr. Horrible does this in Sarcasm Mode (used as an example on the trope's page): "Wow. Sarcasm. That's original!" He seems to figure it out a second later, judging by the pause and the look on his face after.
  • This Downfall parody on Youtube has Hitler ranting about how unoriginal it is to make Downfall parodies.
  • Echo Chamber uses this frequently.
  • In an episode of Epic Meal Time, Harley calls the audience perverts for wanting to watch a little girl eat the Massive Meat Log—then the reverse angle shows him and all of his friends doing the exact same thing.
  • The Gaming Pixie wraps up her (already Fanservice-y) Metroid review by ranting on the best ending's "gratuitous fanservice" for putting Samus in a bikini. Guess what she ends up wearing?
  • The Guild has a more subtle example. Bladezz's sister asks if any of his internet friends are pervs, and Zaboo, who takes Stalker with a Crush to it's creepiest/most hilarious extreme, immediately replies "No, no one's a perv." with a completely straight face.
  • In the House To Astonish 2012 "Homie" awards, Al Kennedy complains about Brian Michael Bendis's All -New X-Men, because Emma Frost's speech patterns have changed so drastically it's like she's being written with a different accent. This is in between the winners being anounced by big name US comic book professionals with British regional accents.
  • In episode 6 of The Joker Blogs, Scarecrow and Joker sit next to each other in the Arkham cafeteria for a while before a ticked-off Joker orders "Mr. Potato Head" to leave.
    Joker: (muttering after him) Freak.
  • One bit of porn in Kristen's Archive starts out decrying the unrealistic fantasies in the other porns: It makes me sick to my stomach when I read the stories in this archive, so I wrote one myself.
  • In the Aum Shinrikyo episodes of The Last Podcast on the Left, everyone is disgusted at the fact that the cult's leader Shoko Asahara sold his bath water to followers... at which point Marcus then takes the opportunity to remind listeners that you can get a bone fragment from his ranch for the low low price of a $25+ monthly Patreon donation.
  • In Do You Have a Short Attention Span? by Matt Santoro, Matt criticizes Amazon's decision to abridge their 80,000-word books to 10,000 words. He says, "And what about the Harry Potter series? They would have to fly Harry from his house on Privet Drive straight to the Battle of Hogwarts with no knowledge of the Horcrux or how to defeat Lord Voldemort!" Then, his nerdy clone Eugene comes in, and says, "Oh god, Matt, you are truly a nerd."
  • Mr Deity: "Who uses "an" with a H-word? That's an horrendous idea."
  • The Nostalgia Chick does this quite a lot, as being a hypocrite who is not actually as smart or as above it all as she likes to believe is at the root of her character. For example, while reviewing She-Ra: Princess of Power:
  • As Fredrik K.T.Andersson once described Censor Box:
    How can I show this filth to my friends?!
    Nay! For it is too good not to show, but too nude to let me do it without fear nor shame!
  • Forms the basis of a lot of the humor in Pete the Puppet.
  • In the Pittsburgh Dad episode "Little League":
    Pittsburgh Dad: Hey Simmons, quit that trash-talkin'. I remember when we were in high school, you struck out in kickball. Loser!
  • In Rosy The Rascal 15's Randomness 5 video, in the first sketch, Lt. Jerry rules out Taco Bell being the cause of Shadow and Cream's deaths, referring to those at Taco Bell as "damn Mexicans". Jerry himself happens to be Mexican.
  • ScrewAttack:
    • The Top 10 Zombie Games video has Craig complaining about a continuity error, Then the next game on the list is ranked upside down # 3 with a # 1 voiceover.
    • Craig put Stryker on the Top 10 Worst Mortal Kombat Characters list, with one of the reasons being that anyone who wears a backwards cap looks stupid.
  • Sean Malstrom:
  • The Spoony Experiment:
    • Noah insults the people who cried at Aerith's death in Final Fantasy VII, and we cut to him weeping at the opera scene from Final Fantasy VI.
    • Dr. Insano also complains about the protagonist of The Dungeonmaster using his computer to fire lasers, saying how ridiculous it would be for him to just start shooting lightning out of his hands shouting SCIENCE!. Yeah, about that...
    • In one of Spoony's Vlogs, he claims that Portal references are played out only to make one in his very next video. He gave a Hypocrisy Nod in the latter's commentary, though.
  • In Suburban Knights, the Big Bad is completely against technology. Saying you are okay with the 21st century in front of his face is generally a good way to die. However, he does own a smartphone. He specifically states that at least he isn't a hypocrite, and it immediately becomes clear that he doesn't actually know what the word means.
  • Tales of MU uses this, both to underscore the Unreliable Narrator (who denies any interest in her classmates' chests and then mentions being so shocked that she looks up and meets their eyes) and to poke fun at the informal writing style, as when Mackenzie mentions her campaign letter containing barely any ellipses.
  • Todd in the Shadows:
    • Todd on Lady Gaga: "What kind of person makes some creepy weird video of themselves where you can't see their eyes? That's just crazy!" (Hiding his face is Todd's gimmick.)
    • Todd has been stalking Obscurus Lupa, despite her continued (and vocal) objections. However, his response to The Nostalgia Chick repeatedly asking him for a date?
      Todd: Some people just can't take a Goddamn hint!
    • In his appearance on Atop the Fourth Wall to discuss KISS, he mocks Linkara for being a nerd and laughs at the idea of reviewing a comic book, yet compares the politics of Chumbawumba to V for Vendetta, and specifies that it's the comic book rather than the movie.
    • When he sees a picture of Justin Bieber in a grey hoodie, he screams "You look like a loser!"
  • In Ultra Fast Pony, "Now With a Sound Effect", the characters demonstrate Medium Awareness to comment on the improved video quality and lip-synching. Twilight Sparkle's line about the lip-synching plays over a video clip where her mouth isn't moving at all.
  • Women and children board first. I catch a young man trying to board by way of a lifeboat. Unseemly. I throw him off and take his place..
  • In You're a wizard, Harry we get the following exchange:
    Harry: Listen here, Hagrid, you fat oaf. I'm not a fucking wizard.
    Hagrid: For God's sake Harry what is with this language!? You're a FUCKING WIZARD!
Their language only gets worse from this point on.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series does this during the 3D movie. The first thing Yuusei says when he meets another protagonist is "What is wrong with his/your hair?" Which is a good question, but Yuusei looks like this.
    • Done earlier when Bandit Keith and Kemo meet:
      Keith: I've won ten star chips.. in America!
      Kemo: My hair is inviting you to enter the castle!
      Keith: Don't mind if I do! [thinking] Man, that guy sure likes talking about his hair.
      Kemo: [thinking] Man, that guy sure likes talking about America.
    • In Evil Council 5, there's this Take That! at piracy apologists:
      Steve Luna: On the Moon, we have evolved beyond stealing! That's why I illegally downloaded Skyrim: I wanted to see if it was worth paying full price. 60 hours later, I decided that it wasn't.
  • During a crossover review of Pokemon 3, Linkara's introduced complaining about film noir monologing. By doing a film noir monologue.
  • Orange Is the New Black uses this a fair amount. Two examples from the episode "The Chickening":
    Red: Black girls hear about a chicken, of course this will happen.
    Chapman: Why? Because all black people love chicken?
    Red: Don't be racist! Because they're all on heroin. Somebody's been telling them there's heroin in the chicken.
    • Later, from that same exchange:
    Red: Those Spanish probably won't even eat [the chicken], just cut her throat and drink her blood, or something else superstitious. All I wanted was to eat the chicken that is smarter than other chickens and to absorb its power. And make a nice Kiev.
  • This Jacksfilms video, titled "A Message To All YouTubers".
  • In the first episode of Famicom Dojo, Sean says that turning on The Famicom exposes orange paint behind the switch. He questions who would say that seven episodes later.
  • This screen cap—"anime is for kids!" (reads Naruto manga).
  • The Music Video Show:
    • In episode 21: "This part of the video uses split screen? Yeah, how original." Said when the video is using, and uses, split screen images.
  • The Third Rate Gamer uses this a lot.
    Third Rate Gamer: Why the fuck would something start with an intro? This intro is just horrible!
    (cuts to his intro)
    Third Rate Gamer: Anyway, Mufasanote  has three forms of attack. He can claw at the enemies, jump on the enemies, and shit on the enemies. *Feces land on in-game enemies*
    Third Rate Gamer: And what's up with that fake mustache? It looks ridiculous!
    On-screen text: FIND CAGE!
    Third Rate Gamer: "Find cage"? Shouldn't this say "find the cage"? This is some of the most worstest, most stupidest piece of not-good grammars I ever saw!
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged
    • Guru calls Kami a pretentious prick for calling himself God. Immediately after that, Guru tells Nail to call him Super Kami Guru.
      Nail: Can't I just call you Guru for short?
      Guru: Super Kami Guru allows this.
    • In the Christmas Special:
      Tien: (after he is revealed to be Jewish) I'm just trying to be culturally sensitive... you Buddhist ass!
      Krillin: (a little offended) Well, happy holidays to you, too.
    • Vegeta displayed this when attacked for the second time by Yajirobe.
      Vegeta: You... you cut through my armor! This was a gift from my father!
      Yajirobe: I'm sorry, I'm sure your father was a great man.
      Vegeta: I hated my father!
      Yajirobe: Oh, well then I'm sure he was a total prick.
      Vegeta: [attacks Yajirobe]' How dare you talk about my father like that!
    • Piccolo is usually quick to insult the names other people give their special techniques (an early example being his "Laaaaame!" response to Krillin's Destructo Disk). When Nail critiques Piccolo's naming sense, though, he gets defensive.
    • As the heroes go to confront the Androids, Krillin remarks that Gohan hasn't grown much in three years; Goku responds "I think the same thing every time I see you!"
    • In Revenge of Cooler Cooler stands around ranting about how he's better than his brother Freeza, who would just stand around ranting about how he's better than everyone else.
    • Goku mocks Cell by saying he'll never win using nothing but techniques stolen from other people; the rest of the cast points out, with varying degrees of annoyance, that Goku has no room to talk since he only uses techniques he learned or copied from other people: Master Roshi's Kamehameha, Tenshinhan's Solar Flare, and King Kai's Spirit Bomb and Kaioken ("Quick question: did I learn the Kaioken on my own?" " f*cking name is in it.").
  • Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged
    • Red-XII's reaction to Aerith understanding the Midgar Zolem (he was stoned at the time)
    Yea! Animals can't talk!
  • The blog, Mary Sue Problems, has some examples.
    Mary Sue Problem #989: "I'm not like other girls." they chant. Over and over again. They are the legion. They are Many.
  • In the Jill Valentine episode of Assist Me, Max (who is noted to not be the best actor), Wesker (who barely resembles his character), and Doctor Doom (whose voice alone chews on scenery like hungry piranha) remember not-too-fondly about the first Resident Evil 1.
    Wesker: "Besides, could you imagine if Jill was represented the way she was in the original Resident Evil games? With those terrible look-a-like performers..."
    Max : "...horrible actors..."
    *all slowly turn to the camera*
  • Discussed in the "CarDunkEn" episode of Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V when Geoff, the leader of the group and a guy who really hates his Let's Plays going Off the Rails, accidentally fires a Rocket at Jack's Cargobob, damaging it but not destroying it. As they calm down, Gavin mentions that he likes how Geoff gets angry when people mess around and then he pulls stunts like that.
  • During Sips' Trouble in Terrorist Town series, Turpster commits RDM on a frequent basis, breaking the rules and eventually pressing Lewis Brindley's Berserk Button (video here, causing him to vow to kill Turps in the next round, irrespective of either's allegiance. After he makes good on his threat and it turns out Turps was innocent, people understandably try to take him down. In the ensuing bloodbath, Lewis guns down Sips in self-defence, then fires on Trott unprovoked and kills him too before finally being taken down. Turps calls him out on this, and the Hypocritical Humour is lampshaded when Smiffy calls it "the worst case of RDM I have ever seen".
    Sips: Lewis has been more effective than all the traitors combined this round.
  • In yet another case committed by Lewis Brindley, he calls Smiffy out during the first episode of the second Yogscast TTT playthrough, accusing him and Simon Lane of manipulating him since they were both traitors and Simon chose to help Lewis to earn his trust. In that same round, Lewis had inadvertently been ghosting note  himself, calling out Simon as his killer mere seconds after dying.
  • In another case at the hands of the Yogscast, Sjin accuses the traitors of being "RDM Motherfuckers". Sjin was the only person that committed RDM that round, specifically against Lewis (for once on the receiving end). Lewis promptly calls him out and Sips starts mock-whining.
  • In this episode of Trouble in Terrorist Town on Sips' channel, Hannah Rutherford shouts at Duncan Jones to find better cover, since Lewis can still see Duncan, has a sniper rifle, and is taking pot shots at his head (the only part exposed). She then forgets to heed her own advice and stands in an equally bad hiding spot, where Lewis picks her off.
  • In a Let's Watch of Evan Bernardi's Easter Egg - Snow on Mt. Silver by Bad Creepypasta, Toby made a crack about Blake's messy hair only for Jacob to call him out and mentioning that his hair wasn't any better. Jacob then posted a picture of Toby's hair before his haircut.
  • Welcome to Night Vale:
    • Complaints about the shadowy World Government are often tempered with glowing praise for the town's own Secret Police and totalitarian City Council.
    • In the The Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover, Carlos is fed up with things that are unscientific:
      "This won't work, according to science! Okay? If no one's going to listen to SCIENCE, then I'm just going to project myself back into the otherworld desert dimension, where I live. Okay?!"
      • Keep in mind, barely an hour before, this man dismissed horses as being pure (and unscientific) fiction.
  • Sonictoast:
    • In the Sonic Easter Egg Hunt "Disney in Sonic Comics" episode, Mickey Mouse sends Sonic to court for unauthorized cameos of Disney's intellectual properties in his Archie comics. Mario is the judge, and despite all the evidence, he finds Sonic innocent, claiming that, "Mickey Mouse is just a spoiled corporate mascot, and that's not all; he wears stupid-a buttons on his pants, he wears-a White Gloves for no reason at all, his shoes are just big and round don't even have-a shoelaces, and his voice is-a way too high!". Mario himself has all these same described qualities.
    • In Part one of "Sherlock Mario", when Mario and Sonic become detectives to solve the case of the stolen calendars, Link and Fox McCloud want to join them on their adventure. Mario and Sonic refuse, as the former claims he doesn't hang out with tall people who wear green, and the latter claims he wouldn't be caught dead with a talking fox. Guess who their respective sidekicks are.
  • The California Games episode of JonTron starts with him lamenting that he hasn't lost his winter weight for summer and asks Jaques how he can get in shape.
    Jacques: "Stop inventing and eating things like cheesecake pizza".
    Jon: "Oh, that was in the past, Jacques. Cheesecake pizza's in the past! I suppose I should bring up your shortcomings as well". *Proceeds to eat a piece of cheesecake with a pizza slice on top*
  • For April Fools' Day, MaverickHunterZero75 did a fake countdown video for Top Ten Worst Video Games of All Time. In it, the entry for Solbrain: Knight of Darkness, a game criticized for stealing content from other games, is itself taken from one of RabbidLuigi's countdowns.
  • The Happy Video Game Nerd: At the end of his Metal Storm review:
    HVGN: "Remember, there are way too many great video games out there to be so fucking angry all the time..."
    * *Picks up the controller*
  • The "Almost Politically Correct Redneck" meme often goes this route by having the redneck make an open-minded statement that is quickly contradicted by a blatantly bigoted statement.
    The TSA is racist. Being a towelhead doesn't make you a terrorist!
  • From "Desperate Cheeto" by Randy Rainbow:
    Every time you give a ***ing speech, the censors have to bleep-o
  • Roller Samurai Vampire Slayers: If Samantha gives an As You Know, its fine. If Jake does it, he's a fucking idiot.
    • In his Dark and Troubled Past, Jake killed the vampire slayer that saved him from the vampire that sired him because he himself was a vampire that infiltrated the Roller Samurai Vampire Slayers and dishonoring their name... and then infiltrated the Roller Samurai Vampire Slayers himself.
  • In the Hardly Working episode "Wacky Hijinks from 80s Comedies Are Mostly Rape", Pat reprimands his coworkers Trapp and Zac for coming up with pranks to pull on Emily and Murph that qualify as sex crimes and thinking that it's okay to do these things just because they happened in comedy films from the 1980's. After the trio agree to instead pull pranks inspired by ones from more recent and socially conscious movies, Pat then decides that they'll get back at Emily and Murph by tricking them into eating eclairs made with dog semen like in Van Wilder even though that kind of prank also involves doing inappropriate things to people.
  • Invoked in the Dead Meat kill count for Saw VI, bringing up the scene where Jigsaw admonishes Hoffman for dropping an unconcious future victim like a pile of bricks. The reason said victim was being lugged around was so he could be put in a trap that would slowly and painfully twist his limbs around until it kills him by doing so to his head.
    Jigsaw: That's a human being.
    James: [Imitating him] You know, that I'm shortly about to put in my favorite torture device. The one that twists his head around.


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