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"Oh, and for the record, there was an episode of Happy Days where a guy literally jumped over a shark, and it was the best one!"
Troy Barnes, Community

"Now last week Steve used his transformation machine to turn Carl into a car and drive him around the Monaco Grand Prix! Come on! How many times are we going to use this 'transformation machine'? This was supposed to be a blue-collar Cosby Show! Now you're turning it into goddamn Quantum Leap!"
—"Reginald VelJohnson", Key & Peele

    Podcasts 
"So in the last film, Spock accurately calculated time travel space-vector calculations on a rusty Klingon Bird of Prey which was running on half-assed dilithium crystals recharged from nuclear waste. This ship was also carrying an extra person and a tank of water with two humpback whales. But here he can't seem to figure out that his rocket boots probably can't hold the weight of three people. Now, I know this scene is supposed to be fun. But it's sorta like stupid fun. Like it should be in a Naked Gun movie or somethin'."
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    Web Animation 
"Now, the first Saint's Row game was comparatively straight. It wasn't exactly Homicide: Life on the Street, but you weren't going to climb on board any rocket-powered jet-bikes either...Saints Row: The Third drinks wackazade from a clown shoe. This is a trilogy progression we academics call 'Evil Dead Syndrome' and I'm not sure I like it."

    Web Original 
Welp, I officially don’t understand what’s going on in this Dick Tracy storyline, but at least it’s still dishing out the quotables. "Dr. Sail made me an accessory to fraud! I’ll never get back to the moon!" Ha ha, that’s a tough spot that we can all relate to, amiright?

Fallon is summoned into the UFO by aliens and after she walks inside, it flies away into the sky. Now THAT is how a series finale is done. If J. J. Abrams ended Lost like that, he would’ve gotten loads and loads of praise for paying tribute to a true masterpiece that was snuffed out before its time.
Michael K., "The UFO that appears out of nowhere and abducts Fallon Carrington Colby #2 (as played by Emma Samms) on the last episode of the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys!"

Indeed, part of me is tempted to imagine the entirety of the film as a weird shared nightmare between Kirk, Spock and McCoy while camping, down to Bones’ special beans.

What were they on writing this? You got to imagine some poor Admiral in Starfleet reading up this adventure in befuddlement once they get back to the Alpha Quadrant: "And then there was this metal bird waiting for us at the top of the hill…"
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "Concerning Flight"

The Simpsons no longer marks the elevation of the sitcom formula to its highest form. Episodes that once would have ended with Homer and Marge bicycling into the sunset (perhaps while Bart gagged in the background) now end with Homer blowing a tranquilizer dart into Marge's neck.

Matt: I mean, this is the guy who directed A Hard Day's Night. You’ve got to expect some degree of chicanery.
Chris: “Chicanery” really does sum up about 90% of this movie.
David: Superman III: Shenanigans!
—Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on Superman III

Seanbaby: The character began as such an iconic karate-chopping, panty-dropping death machine that we hardly noticed when the people making his movies lost their minds.
James Bond: You're talking about the time they used a fake third nipple as the entirety of my disguise, aren't you?

    Web Video 
"OK, I'll give them that: Mortal Kombat didn't have flaming-fart fatalities. [beat] Not until the PlayStation 2 era."
The Angry Video Game Nerd on Tattooed Assassins ("Mortal Kombat Rip-Offs")

"He's five years out of practice and then gets beaten with a baseball bat before even firing a round or throwing a punch. And it's only been a few days since he got beaten with that baseball bat. It's always been over the top, they're just embracing it a tad more now."

"[...] Kong has always been held as this high standard. Like, you know, the original was this groundbreaking masterpiece, and with the '76 remake and the 2005 remake, even if you didn't like those, you can tell they treated it like it was important. It was this thing they had to get right, this high-class work of art. But this one doesn't take itself seriously. This one comes right out and says, "hey, let's have fun with it this time"."

    Western Animation 
Twilight Sparkle: WHAT HAPPENED TO US!? We used to go on adventures, fight evil, regale each other with lore!
Pinkie Pie: Hm. Well, it does seem we get into less adventures and more...comedic situations?

    Real Life 
Like the baldy shut-in from the movie Powder, rather than killing him, the lightning imbues Screech with miraculous powers... One bonus from all this is that Dustin Diamond's habit of silently mouthing the other character's lines as they're performed can now be played off as part of Screech's seer abilities, and not just bad acting.
Stuart Millard, So Excited, So Scared: The Saved by the Bell Retrospective

The last Nitro of 1999 was quite fitting, as the man who told the New York Times that he began and ended every conversation with the word "logic" wrote an angle in which Sid was locked in a car, then Bret ran it over with a monster truck. Not only did Sid survive, he was back the following week.
R. D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez, The Death of WCW

"Always when you're insecure about a show, everybody thinks, 'Oh, but it's full of comedy, it's gonna very light-weight and full of fun! And it's a comedy!' It's as if people are tired of what they were doing, which was this dark, baroque show, and wanted to do comedy. But nobody wrote comedy!"
Dennis Berry on the aborted Highlander: The Raven
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