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  • Type the word "Santorum" into Google. Go on. Rick Santorum once stated that two men having sex was equivalent to "a man having sex with a dog". Dan Savage took issue with this and basically created the meme.
    • Dan Savage also tried to create a definition for "saddlebacking" (in reference to the Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, owned by Rick Warren) with considerably less success.
  • In commemoration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Google changed their logo to a rainbow filled with different sports... in a Games surrounded by controversy due to anti-homosexuality laws being passed in Russia, as well as the governments refusal to stop gay bashing by Russian gangs.
    • The direct insult from US President Barack Obama, who not only pointedly refused to attend the opening ceremonies, but also sent a delegation composed primarily of gay current and former US Olympiansnote  in his stead.
  • Stewart Lee, the 41st Best Stand-Up Ever, devotes two segments of his routine to bashing Tom O'Connor's lame "Are You A Sardine" pun (O'Connor had asked a man in the audience what he did for a living. The man replied "I'm in oil," to which O'Connor replied with "Are you a sardine?") and the Big Brother racism scandal respectively:
    Lee: What my mother doesn't know, is that since his nervous breakdown following the tabloid press exposing him for having an affair with a teenage prostitute, Tom O'Connor is only able to answer any discussion, with the phrase: Are. You. A. Sardine?
    Lee: When Martin Luther King saw racism in 1960s America, he said "I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they are judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character". When Russell Brand saw racism in 2000s Britain, he said, whilst dressed as a cartoon pirate: "OooOOoOoh. There's been some bad racism and stuff going down today, and no mistake. My liege. It's made Mr Winky go right small it has, oh yes it has, oh yeah. And my ballbag. Oh my old ballbag. Has only gone up my bum. Here's H from Steps"...After the scandal, Danielle Lloyd, a glamor model, who was involved in one of the nastier bits of the racism, lost a lot of opportunities for glamor shooting and topless photoshoots. What this means is that the editors of Nuts magazine, and Zoo, and Loaded, must have sat down and asked themselves the question: "Will our customers feel comfortable masturbating over images of a racist?" And they must have decided "No". I think they underestimated their readers' tenacity - perhaps Ms Lloyd's opinions might even have provided un petit frisson.
  • Uwe Boll's online video in response to the petition to stop him forever contains completely unwarranted attacks on directors Michael Bay, Eli Roth, and George Clooney. This is also the video in which he claims to be "ze only genius in ze whole fucking business". Ironically, he may have a point — since his films were financed by the German government, he profited even when the movies suck. Germany closed that loophole though; Boll kept trying to make movies, but for some reason investors were no longer interested, and he does not understand why.
  • Showing an uncharacteristically pointy side, radio comedy team Bob & Ray reacted to New York Magazine critic John Simon's negative review of their stage show by incorporating him into their skits as "The Worst Person in the World" — a character who never spoke, just made rude noises while other characters commented loudly on his uncouth manners. Broadcaster Keith Olbermann later picked up the concept, sans specific attack, and used it in his Countdown.
    • And Olbermann has used several Take Thats in his feud with Bill O'Reilly. A classic was when O'Reilly announced he was starting an online petition to get Olbermann's show off the air. Olbermann had a segment showing the entire production crew and staff of Countdown, including himself, cheerfully signing the petition to show how seriously they took it. And MSNBC's other shows got in on the act as well: Dan Abrams and Tucker Carlson are shown signing it.
    • Olbermann's impression of Rush Limbaugh (often heard during the Worst Persons segment) also owes a lot to the Bob & Ray character, particularly the slurping noises.
  • Kingdom of Loathing usually uses Affectionate Parody, but the items related to the Furry Suit contain a number of surprisingly vicious swipes at the Furry Fandom. Not least of which is that the tattoo you can receive by wearing it is the "Loser Tattoo".
    • Hippies and hobos aren't treated kindly either. All hippies have bad body odor and do drugs, and hobos are all lazy, stupid booze-drinkers.
    • On the other hand, all frat boys use "bra" as a Verbal Tic, drink more beer than is probably humanly possible, and have an unhealthy obsession with paddling.
  • Film critic Roger Ebert was very, very skilled at the Take That. He published three books that consist entirely of reviews of movies he hated (Your Movie Sucks, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, and A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length). If we listed all the great Take That lines from his reviews, we could easily double the size of this page, but here's a sample.
    • When Ebert referred to Vincent Gallo's movie The Brown Bunny as the worst film in the history of the Cannes film festival, Gallo called him "a fat pig with the physique of a slave trader". Ebert's reply is pure gold: "It is true that I am fat, but one day I will be thin, and he will still be the director of The Brown Bunny." (Technically that response is a modification of a line attributed to Winston Churchill: "Madam, I may be drunk, but you are ugly, and I shall be sober in the morning.") Gallo publicly wished Ebert would get cancer again. Ebert did. Gallo, not apologizing, said he wished for a different cancer than Ebert got. Ebert's reply was that he had no time for this- he just got back from an exam where an image of his colon was on a TV for 90 minutes- "which was still better than The Brown Bunny." Serious Harsher in Hindsight there, as Ebert did indeed get thin...thanks to cancer.
    • Ebert also commented about a feud between Rob Schneider and another critic, Patrick Goldstein. After Patrick made a remark about Columbia Pictures financing Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo while having turned down every single one of that year's Best Picture nominees, Rob Schneider took out full-page ads in two magazines insulting Patrick Goldstein, for not having won anything himself. Ebert's comment is, once again, priceless:
      But Schneider is correct, and Patrick Goldstein has not yet won a Pulitzer Prize. Therefore, Goldstein is not qualified to complain that Columbia financed Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo while passing on the opportunity to participate in Million Dollar Baby, Ray, The Aviator, Sideways, and Finding Neverland. As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.
    • Of course, Schneider then went on to invert this trope entirely by sending Ebert flowers and a get-well-soon card while he was in hospital. And Ebert said that while Schneider may make terrible movies, he's a nice guy.
    • Ebert struck again by thanking Bill O'Reilly for including the Chicago Sun-Times in his "Hall Of Shame", claiming to be in a Bill O'Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper. He went on to compare him to "Squeaky The Chicago Mouse" in response to the latter's claim he was more powerful than any politician, and such an eloquent Take That! has to be seen to be believed.
  • Archaeologists have found ancient Greek sling shots with "Take That!" written on them. This survived until at least after World War II when bomber crews would paint messages on their explosive payloads.
  • Ubiquitous in political campaigning - any specific examples would either double the size of this page fairly quickly or lead to a massive Edit War.
  • In Häxornas försvarare by Jan Guillou, a book about the witch processes in seventeenth-century Scandinavia, the author explains that while at one point the study of witches was considered a credible science, all the information that went into scholarly treatises on the subject had been uncovered by the scholar a) reading what other people had previously written on the subject and b) making stuff up. He further states that understandably, no modern field of science uses this odd form of research, "except of course for national economics."
  • Acclaimed travel writer Bill Bryson has made his birthplace a running Take That! gag. The first line of The Lost Continent: "I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Somebody had to be." There follows a two page explanation of why (he thinks) Des Moines is a horrible soulless shithole.
    • Bryson has also been known to direct these at other things when he felt like it. For example, he once remarked that the horse playing Mr. Ed apparently "wrote most of his own material".
  • The icon that a Mac uses to represent a PC on the network.
  • Most unsubtle and unwitty example ever: This video, which is the full match of the first clip you see in the infamous "MAHVEL BAYBEE!" video, manages to throw in a random "FUCK AR-CAY-NAH HEART, NIGGER! FUCK ARCANA HEART!" at the end of its utterly non-sensical commentary.
  • PC Gamer regularly takes cheap shots at console gamers. One was when they recommended the Xbox 360 controller for Games For Windows games, with the hasty disclaimer "don't worry, no one will think you're a console gamer". When a reader wrote in and called them on it, they said it was a "friendly rivalry".
    • If this is PC Gamer of Future Publishing then it definitely is a friendly rivalry, since Chandra Nair, one of their writers, used to work for Cubed, a Nintendo GameCube magazine.
      • Not to mention that Chandra Nair went on to also become editor of Official Nintendo Magazine before leaving the industry completely.
    • Not to mention that Future owns Official Xbox Magazine, as well as Nintendo Power. And speaking of Future, they own both MacLife and Maximum PC. They love taking pot shots at each other.
  • When AMD announced its EPYC server processors codenamed "Naples", it touted a modular design that took four of the same dies (chips) used in its desktop Ryzen processors and put them together. Intel released a slide deck criticizing this setup as "4 glued-together desktop dies", claiming that this can cause performance issues with workloads that use cores spanning several dies. It conveniently ignores the fact that this design has an inherent manufacturing yield and cost advantage over Intel's approach of using one big monolithic dienote , as well as the fact that EPYC processors have highly-competitive performance in a wide variety of real-world workloads, have more memory channels, and more PCI Express lanes for connecting devices like graphics cards and storage controllers, allowing higher-density server designs. Intel's "glue" claim was widely derided by the AMD fanbase.
    • Over a year later, AMD announced their second-generation EPYC processor codenamed "Rome", taking this "chiplet" design to the next level with as many as nine dies on the processor package (eight core dies, one I/O die) providing a whopping 64 cores. AMD's CEO took the "glue" meme and ran away with it:
      Lisa Su: Some people called it gluing chips together. We called it the next generation of system design.
  • Matthew Wright, presenter of Channel Five's The Wright Stuff is fond of making gags toward presenter Jeremy Kyle, such as calling him "Jeremy Vile" and getting out of the house whenever his show comes on.
  • The creators of Demoscene productions are typically very direct about their Take Thats, often outright saying "fuck you" to the people and companies they don't like.
  • [adult swim] often runs bumps that are derogatory towards its viewers.
    • There also seems to be a long running gag about the network's simmering contempt towards their Anime block. Bumps regularly criticize it, commercials show their Narm moments and episode descriptions on their website tend to read like "Vampires, robots, big hats!".
      • There's a division in staff between Adult Swim's western-styled comedy department, writers of all the bumps since the action programming stopped featuring them (and producers of PHF'), and the Action department, who programs Adult Swim's anime and are anime fans.
  • The numerous Red Box kiosks, scattered throughout multiple grocery store chains in the US, advertise $1.00 overnight rentals, but Red Box will charge the customer's card an additional $1.00 for each additional day the item is kept. In response, the movie rental chain Hollywood Video introduced a program called True Dollar, to their existing Powerplay rental program, that offers $1.00 rentals with no due dates.
  • The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith:
    "6. That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the substance of Christ's body and blood, commonly called transubstantiation, by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant not to Scripture alone, but even to common sense and reason, overthroweth the nature of the ordinance, and hath been, and is, the cause of manifold superstitions, yea, of gross idolatries." This is an attack on Catholics.
  • This video of Australian Rules Football team the West Coast Eagles' theme song includes the Eagles mascot giving cross-town rival the Fremantle Dockers' mascot a wedgie. note 
    • A famous one happened when Carlton played Essendon in 1991. The previous year, Essendon had lost to the much-hated Collingwood in the grand final, giving Collingwood their first premiership since 1958. During that time, Carlton had beaten Collingwood in grand finals in 1970, 1979 and 1981. Carlton rubbed it in by having their banner read, "If you lose to Collingwood in a grand final, you're a bloody idiot." note 
    • At Essendon home games, a pre-match video shows a bomber launching, locking on to the opposing team's emblem, and blowing it up.
    • In 2001, the Seven Network lost the broadcast rights to the AFL (which it had held for forty years) to the Nine and Ten networks. In the week leading up to the 2001 Grand Final, it broadcast a program called "Biffs, Bumps and Brawlers" that showcased the violent aspects of the game that the league was trying to de-emphasise.
  • Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3 responded to fan reactions of the movie via Twitter. Here's what he said to the critics who didn't like it.
  • In early 1979, NBC was falling behind in the ratings war against CBS and ABC. In an attempt to get back those ratings, NBC initiated its "Proud as a Peacock" campaign. One of those was a song saying how great NBC was. However, they knew how bad they were in the ratings and ended up making this parody to mock the network and its-then current owner.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (and shows like it) got hit hard in an episode of Adventures in Odyssey. Local teen Connie Kendall wants to pitch an idea to a TV station (it's a Thomas the Tank Engine Captain Ersatz), but first we see what a guy named "Nigel O. Dion" has. IT winds up being a SpongeBob pastiche where everyone is free from values and SpongeBob's parents are idiots. "Nigel" openly expresses how aggressively kid friendly it is. Connie's show talks about how we need to have authority or things would go wrong, and "Nigel"'s show is rejected because it's another one of "too many" shows that teach kids to "mock and taunt authority" and make them "glib, selfish, and rude". (Although the actual SpongeBob isn't a little kid and in fact loves his parents very much.) "Nigel" leaves them saying they're unreasonable and stuck in the "19th century".
    • Ironically, a lot of Nickelodeon's shows aren't really like that. (Shows like that are on Cartoon Network.) A bit of irony in that SpongeBob did become a Ren and Stimpy-style grossout show after the movie. But then again, Focus On The Family isn't on very good terms with Nickelodeon...
  • In Rugby League the South Sydney Rabbitohs' song goes as far as to list all the teams Souths beat in grand finals:
(To the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"):
They mauled the Balmain Tigers,
Slew the Dragons from St. George,
The Seagulls and the Mounties next
Were crushed with mighty force
They humbled Parramatta
And the Berries in due course
They wear the RED & GREEN


They plucked the Western Magpies,
Slashed the Newtown bag of blue
The Eastern Suburbs rooster crowed,
And then was conquered too
The greatest name in any game
Within South Sydney grew
They wear the RED & GREEN
  • Above the Burger King restaurant at Avenyn in Gothenburg, Sweden, there are currently two signs. One of them points at the Burger King and says "GRILLED" while the other one points to the right, where a McDonald's is located, and says "WTF?".
    • Previously, it said "Fried?" in place of "WTF?"
  • Voice actor D.C. Douglas posts political videos to his personal Youtube channel, often lampooning the Tea Party. In one noteworthy example, after having lost a job at Geico following a Tea Party group known as Freedom Works posting a (admittedly uncalled for) nasty voice mail, Douglas, having since become the beloved voice of Albert Wesker, posted this gem.
    "Don't drunk-dial Freedom Works."
  • If you're using an iOS device, summon Siri and say "OK Google"note :
    "I think you've got the wrong assistant, (name)."
    "Very funny, (name). I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
    • Saying "Okay Glass" yields similar results:
      "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead, (name). It won't work."
      "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me, (name)."
  • In the days after deadly shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino, the New York Daily News spent the next few days devoting its front covers to venting its frustrations about GOP lawmakers who won't do anything about gun control and the National Rifle Association for its apparent stranglehold over Congress, going as far as to label NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre a terrorist. These covers received criticism from gun rights advocates, conservatives, and those who felt they simply went too far. In response, the December 7, 2015 edition had this as its cover cover.
  • "Leaf fan waiting for cup." The fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Stanley Cup over a dozen times won't stop a rival sport's fan from delivering that cutting and admittedly hilarious jab.
  • Early in the 2017 college football season, Oklahoma convincingly defeated Ohio State in a battle of top-5 teams on Ohio State's home field. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield celebrated by planting an OU flag in the middle of OSU's midfield logo. The "Take That!" came a few weeks later, after Iowa State scored a stunning upset at Oklahoma (the Cyclones' first win in Norman since 1990). Cyclones defensive back Evrett Edwards planted Iowa's state flag in the middle of OU's logo. Bonus points: This story from Iowa's main newspaper, The Des Moines Register, flat-out invokes this trope.
  • The NFL Drafts have gotten particularly venomous over the past years, especially when the draft takes place in a rather...notorious city. The '18 draft was especially egregious, as everyone had shots to take at both Dallas and the Cowboys; but what really stands out:
    • Justin Tuck called the NY Giants the greatest sports team ever, only for Gary Clark of the Redskins to respectfully disagree;
    • Nate Burleson put over Detroit's blue-collar workers as the hands that built America;
    • Merton Hanks reminded Dallas that the 49ers were the first to win five Super Bowls, with Rod Woodson later pointing out that the Steelers were the first to win six;
    • Brad Jones boasting about Green Bay's "Titletown USA" legacy of 13 world championships;
    • Eagles kicker David Akers told Cowboys fans "the last time [the Cowboys] were in the Super Bowl, these draft picks weren't born!"
  • The "You Had One Job!" 2019 desk calendar's page for January 11 shows an emoji plushie with an upside-down head, accompanied by the caption, "This emoji is even more terribly made than The Emoji Movie... and that's saying something."
    • The May 21 page shows a Ford "Expedtion", and says "Driving around with a typo on your rear bumper is almost as embarrassing as having one of those peeing Calvin stickers. Almost."
  • Dolphin, an emulator for the Nintendo Gamecube and Wii, publishes monthly progress reports on the website to keep people updated on new features and bugfixes, usually with very detailed, technical descriptions. The August 2016 report contained this:
    4.0-9207 - Fix Metroid: Other M by phire
  • During development, the internal code names for the Apple Power Mac 6100, 7100, 8100 computers were "PDM", "Cold Fusion", and "Carl Sagan". After Carl Sagan publicly objected to the use of his name as Piltdown Man and Cold Fusion were prominent examples of pseudo-science. Apple changed the internal code name to "BHA", privately standing for Butt-Head Astronomer. Sagan sued for libel, though the case was quickly dismissed. In the end, Apple apologized for causing distress and changed the internal code name yet again. This time engineers adopted "LAW" privately standing for Lawyers are Wimps. The court ruling for Apple dismissed the claim of libel with:
    There can be no question that the use of the figurative term "Butt-Head" negates the impression that Defendant was seriously implying an assertion of fact. It strains reason to conclude that Defendant was attempting to criticize Plaintiff's reputation or competency as an astronomer. One does not seriously attack the expertise of a scientist using the undefined phrase "butt-head."
  • In June 2019, Apple revealed a monitor stand retailed at $999 USD. Needless to say, everyone took potshots at Apple for promoting a nearly $1000 piece of plastic. MSI took their own shot against Apple by comparing the stand to their own monitor, which they boasted that their product had 5K display resolution, HDR 600 certified, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, and it comes with a stand, all for just $300 more. When comparing their product with Apple's stand, they made this:
    No 5K. No screen. No color gamut. It's just a stand. (Yep...still just a stand.)

  • The late Billy Mays had a rather... unfavorable view of fellow TV commercial pitcher Vince Offer, who is best known for his advertisement for ShamWow!, a product suspiciously similar to Zorbeez, a product Billy promoted. One of his newer Zorbeez commercials takes a potshot at Vince's "You followin' me, camera guy?" line:
    Billy: "They get dirty? Throw 'em in the wash! They last for years! Did ya get that, camera guy?"

  • Journey into Space:
    • In The World in Peril, after learning of the Martians' plan to hypnotise humanity through a television broadcast, Lemmy remarks that they will slaves of the television. The Lunar Controller replies, "They're hardly more than that now." Lemmy later comments that television has been a major weapon of people from Earth for years.
    • In Frozen in Time, Charles Chilton takes numerous shots at 21st Century society. When Jet, Lemmy, Doc and Mitch arrive on Mars in order to rescue the Earth Saviour Operation, they meet a media officer, a health and safety officer and an IT officer but they are informed that Saviour does not have any engineers as it is operated by an artificial intelligence named Crystal. Lemmy describes these job titles as "modern lingo" and "mumbo jumbo." Doc later notes that the Saviour crew seem to spend all of their spare time playing games on computers.
  • Lo Zoo Di 105: Unlike other shows, this one is not afraid of giving away these like candies. Justified as the targets of these deserve every single bit of their snark.

  • In Darwin's Soldiers, Aisha makes a rather unsubtle jab at Paris Hilton
    Aisha: "Look at Paris Hilton, or better yet, don't. Famous for being famous, not because she has anything approaching talent."
  • Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues:
    • Crispin's novel is an example of Stylistic Suck, with multiple characters talking about how bad it is. However, Zia still thinks it's better than Countdown.
    • Ziz buys a Nintendo Switch for Ivy without using any of her money. When she worries that they've accidentally stolen it, Luna claims it's a victimless crime since it came from Amazon.
  • In We Are Our Avatars, there was several toward Twilight; one notable one is that "Edward" is an insult among Vampires.
    • Even more to Sonichu, to the point where Chris-chan occasionally appears, often doing horrid things. Even Bernkastel hated him....
    • In addition, One More Day is occasionally jabbed at.
    • Mega Man, Duo, and Bass occasionally throw insults at Mega Man 8, citing the story as a poorly written, annoying, cheap cash in.
    • Lip and Osaka (both Midna's characters) throw a Take That at in-thread advertising at one point.
    • Charles Roberts having two IC MSTs and two of the Avatars note  coming and forcefeeding his computer down his throat.

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  • "What other civilizations are like that?" "North Korea." "Apple stores."
  • The CollegeHumor video "Tim Burton's Secret Formula" seems to be a jab at how Tim Burton's movie formula is just the same thing recycled. You can tell that from the Dull Surprise reactions of the executives to Burton saying that the studio plans to make another film. Also, when the casting director is told "get me Johnny Depp and my wife on the phone," he says, "I can't ever not do that," and we see that the cell phone in question can only call Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter.
  • The WWWF has made quite a few in their time.
    • They really have a thing for Al Gore:
      • In Kenneth Starr vs. Bill Clinton on Judge Judy, Paul argues that Clinton can't be impeached because if he is, then Al Gore would become president, and there is no way Judge Judy is going to let that happen. This match is pretty full of Take Thats all around, claiming that both candidates fail to meet the five criteria of victory on Judge Judy ("Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth", "make your point and shut up", "Don't be an idiot", "Don't put your children at risk", and "Don't tick off the judge").
      • In Kevin McCallister vs. Night of The Living Dead, Brian argues that Kevin can just pop in a tape of the latest presidential debate, and the zombies will stumble off to vote for their undead leader Al Gore. John counters saying "They're undead, not dumb." John also claims that "any scene in which Michael Jackson has a girlfriend is clearly the fantasy scene", and that "in Chicago, it's hard to tell the difference between the living dead and regular passersby", and Brian asks "if the zombie's mission is to consume as much human brain as possible by daybreak, why are they going after Macauley Culkin?"
      • In AOL vs. Al Gore, Hotbranch has a My God, What Have I Done? moment when he realizes he has to choose between AOL and Al Gore to fight CI Host for him.
    • In Darth Maul vs. Connor MacLeod, that if all else fails, Connor can just explain how all the Highlander movies make sense together, and Maul's head will explode.
    • In Voyager vs. Battlestar Galactica, The two spend much of the time arguing over which show has worse writers.
    • In Barney the Purple Dinosaur vs. Wesley Crusher, the reason the two have been put together is because they're "the two most hated figures on the internet."
    • In Ebenezer Scrooge vs. The Grinch, There are very frequent mentions of how everyone wants to see Elmo gut-shot.
    • In David Letterman vs. Jay Leno, Mark compares David Letterman to the A-Team, saying that "where the A-Team could turn any vehicle into a tank, Letterman can tank any comedic vehicle."
    • In Rosie O'Donnell vs. Roseanne, Paul claims Roseanne must win "for the good of humanity" because unlike Rosie, people have already seen her breasts.
    • In Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Evil, Brian argues that Dr. Laura will win because, unlike Dr. Evil, she has generally succeeded in her evil plans.
    • The Circus Maximus of the Pop Stars is absolutely pouring with Britney Spears hate, as well as the claim that all boy bands are the result of an attempt to clone Leonardo DiCaprio which went horribly, horribly wrong, mention of the "obviously homosexual [Justin] Timberlake", and the argument that "[The Backstreet Boys] can't be motivated by pride, or they would never have released any of the songs they did."
  • The French youtuber LinksTheSun once made a video about Jack the Ripper (here), in which he regularly mocks Patricia Cornwell and her theory about the identity of the infamous murderer.
  • Bum Reviews: Chester mentions that he once sold a burger recipe to McDonald's, but it was too disgusting for them. What did they do? Sold the rights to White Castle!
  • A Flashgitzanimation video which mocks Games Workshop, for their overpriced miniatures and their over obsession to Space Marines.
  • Jimquisition throws shade over many aspects of the video game industry and community, including:
  • The Game Grumps review of Mickey Mousecapade is one massive take that at video-game reviewers who try to emulate the Angry Video Game Nerd's style. Arin spends the entire episode doing a hilariously bad imitation of the nerd while Danny spends the entire episode laughing his ass off.
  • Speaking of, The Angry Video Game Nerd takes a shot at gamers who use emulators with save states to beat games in his review of Star Wars games, likening it to cheating and one-upping them by inventing the "Beat-A-Game Button", a button that effortlessly beats the game for you when pressed.
  • Hellsing Ultimate Abridged takes a heart pot-shot at Tumblr and social justice warriors in the form of Rip Van Wrinkle.
    Rip: "I don't have to take this from you, you racist, cisgendered, patriarch-propagating, misogynistic pig!"
    Alucard: "The funny thing is, in any other circumstance, you might've had a point there...except my boss is a woman, I was a chick in the 40s, I hate everyone equally, and there is no one alive who can comprehend my sexual preference! So in other words, Miss Van Wrinkle...CH-CH-CH-CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!
    • Episode 7 of the same series has a sniper round loaded for Sonic the Hedgehog Rule 34 and the Furry Fandom, courtesy of Zorin's disgust with having to use an illusion of the titular mascot with a foot-long erection to create the opening she needed.
    • Two more are loaded into the chamber for the hatedoms of Teen Titans Go! and, ironically, Twilight; in the latter case, Alucard points out that hating a book written for "horny teenage girls" "was stupid then, and is still stupid now".
  • The Ben McYellow YouTube series, for no apparent reason, has its Greater-Scope Villain, the Skeleton King, always portrayed by pictures and footage of Donald Trump.
  • The French-Canadian series 2 Minutes du Peuple has a long-standing Running Gag against various French musicians. One episode has a woman kidnapped by aliens recall her experience (in English) while the voiceover provides translation into French. At one point she says "made me listen to Francis Lalanne's records", the name clearly audible, the voiceover goes with "made me listen to horrible things".
  • An example of this trope and Take That, Audience!: One episode of Achievement Hunter's VS. series seemed to play up the idea that Ray and Michael were going to have them play Pokémon Black and White, only for Michael to declare that they aren't because it would be "too boring" and revealed the real game. It's this trope because it jabs at Nintendo and their then-recent Content ID ownership claims and Take That, Audience! for those who wanted them to play the game for so long.
    • A later episode did it again, this time involving Donkey Kong Jenga.
  • In Ross Scott's promo for the Machinima Website Gorilla Gong, he states the site has hundreds of videos, and more good Machinima than anywhere else. It's most likely a snipe toward, who, on top of having a number of videos of questionable quality, also screwed Ross Scott out of his money due to legal and contract disputes while making Freeman's Mind.
  • ASDFMovie takes a shot at The Annoying Orange with a skit of a child with faces drawn on fruit repeating "Hey Apple!" and his dad coldly remarking "Well, we failed. Don't look, honey" while cocking a shotgun.
  • SuperMarioLogan:
    • From "Black Yoshi's Job'':
    Announcer: "Call of Duty fans, go pre-order the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare! There's absolutely nothing different compared to the last Call of Duty, but we're gonna make a ton of money!"
    • In "Evil Bowser", after suffering Villain Decay, Bowser decides to summon the Devil to help him get his evil back. He does so by singing the "Evil Devil Chant", which is actually the "I Love You" song.
    • In "Luigi's Mansion Part 5", there's even one to Logan's haters. They're shown, along with George W. Bush and others, as some of the worst people on Earth.
    • "Chef Pee Pee Gets Sick!" and "Bowser Junior's Playtime 3" feature take thats to The Good Dinosaur for being short, its nonsensical plot, and not living up to the same standards as Pixar's previous film, Inside Out.
    • In "Cody's Revenge!", when Bowser threatens to send Junior to Military School, one of the punishments the Brooklyn Guy says he's going to give to Junior is to make him watch Big Hero 6. Junior says that Big Hero 6 is the worst animated feature since Cars 2, which gets Bowser to reconsider. Later in the episode, Cody makes Junior watch the movie on blu-ray with him twice as part of his blackmail.
    • In "Jeffy's Favorite Song!", Mario gets Jeffy an iPhone 7 after breaking his old iPhone, and proclaims that Jeffy only agrees to use it if he uses headphones. He then finds out to his horror that it doesn't have a headphone jack, resulting in him being forced to listen to the Bunny Do song.
  • CinemaSins is basically this trope incarnated and aimed at every single thing they find wrong with every single movie they "sin", be they well or poorly received. For just a few of their very notable examples:
    • They utterly despise The Fast and the Furious movies, to the point of adding 100 sins to Fast Five because of how nonsensical the plot was getting, and adding one thousand sins to Furious 7 for the building jump scene.
    • Fate of the Furious breaks, and later kills, the sins counter.
    • The narrator takes a moment out of Pete's Dragon (1977) to chew out Chris (who forced him to review it), which gets abruptly edited out to keep things on track.
    • Most production companies like Sony or DC Comics will get a sin when their logo flies across the screen at the beginning. Comcast on the other hand:
      Narrator: Comcast.
      Sin Counter: Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding
    • In their sin of themselves they (while showing the tweets) point out that they've pissed off Rian Johnson and Damon Lindelof, but that Dane Cook and Kevin Smith are "on their side". Then count this as a sin.
  • Not Always Right frequently targets Twilight in its stories. There are two long-running series of stories ("Twilight of our Literacy" and "More Daylight, Less Twilight") where the problem customers are huge fans of the series.
  • In the 2010 Liege-Bastonge-Liege episode of How The Race Was Won, Cosmo ends the video with "I'm Cosmo Catalano, and that's how you do your job". This is after spending more than a third of his video talking about how poor a job cycling journalists had done talking about the race.
  • In Sword Art Online Abridged episode that covers the finale of the Aincrad arc. Kirito asks the Big Bad, Kayaba Akihiko, exactly what his motives for turning Sword Art Online into a Deadly Game was. Kayaba answers that he cannot actually remember his reasons for doing it, which was the exact same answer he gave in the actual show. When an outraged Kirito asks if he is being serious, Kayaba answers that he is just kidding, pointing out how completely unsatisfying it would be if that had actually been the real answer. He also blames Bethesda for causing the game to be Christmas Rushed regardless of potential glitches, including the one that caused the Deadly Game in the first place.
  • British youtuber Hbomberguy made a career out of alternating between video game analysis and riffing on the failings of various alt-right types, so naturally you get a lot of these, such as this zinger on the subject of pick-up artist advice:
    It's like writing horoscopes, only for desperate and lonely people. [Beat] It's like writing horoscopes.
  • Louder With Crowder: After receiving many pot-shots from them, Steven did a very scathing impression of The Young Turks where he dressed up as hosts Cenk Uyghur and Ana Kasparian, depicting them as unhinged, biased, and faux-edgy, and made fun of Cenk's weight. He later crashed a panel discussion that included Cenk with Crowder in-character as Cenk.
  • Randy Rainbow makes Song Parodies and spoof interviews that mock Donald Trump and his allies.
  • Pretty much every parody song Bart Baker makes contains one aimed at the original song's singers. Downplayed as it's obviously for comedy and he isn't serious about hating the singers in question.
  • Miles Jai has a few:
    • The You Not Black No More!? video is one aimed at Black people who look down on other black people for not adhering to stereotypical Black interests, attributes or fashion trends.
    • The (in)famous LIKE MAH STATUS video was aimed at "Like My Status" trend going on on Facebook at the time.
    • Another one took aim at people who constantly questioning his gender identity and those who left disparaing comments on his collaboration video with Jenna Marbles.
  • The webseries Fact Hunt by Larry Bundy Jr. aka Guru Larry has almost every episode give a Take That at infamous game developer Peter Molyneux, notorious for his lying about almost every game. There's also an episode called "Top 5 Stupid Things Said by Games' Journalists" where he asked for suggestions. He brought up how people suggested comments by Movie Bob and Jim Stirling, only laugh and repeat that he said suggestions for journalists.
  • TB Skyen, while playing Dark Souls I, found himself besieged by a swarm of baby skeletons that caused Toxic which point he compared them to League of Legends players. (Also something of a Self-Deprecation moment given that Skyen is also a LOL player.)



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