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  • The Animaniacs episode "The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special" states that the Warners were created as Buddy's funnier co-stars, and he later tries to kill them for stealing his (nonexistent in real life) fame.
  • In Ed Eddn Eddys Big Picture Show, Sarah receives this when the Kankers give her a wet willie and make her a work mule. Kevin gets one too when Nazz destroys his bike because he cared about it more than he cared about her.
    • From the series proper, we have Ed (in a seriously bad mood due to a rock in his shoe) throwing everyone out of his garage. When Sarah yells at him?
      Sarah: ED!!! Listen to me, mister! You can't kick me out! I LIVE HERE, TOO!!
      Ed: SO MOVE!!!!
      Sarah: (looking uncharacteristically frightened) Uh...okay. We'd better go.
    • Lee Kanker getting a heavy book dropped in her foot in "A Fistful of Ed" was well-deserved.
  • Family Guy: Quagmire soon descended into scrappydom after his infamous "The Reason You Suck" Speech at Brian in one episode and somehow, Quagmire descended in a deeper level of scrappydom than Brian did. Some fans have pointed out that some pieces of Quagmire's rant were filled with hypocrisy as not only did Quagmire do some of the same things that Brian did, but some of the bad things that Quagmire did were actually even worse than when Brian had these similar experiences as Quagmire not only hit on Lois but he also slept with his other friends' wives, Bonnie and Loretta and it should be taken into account that the person who caught Quagmire having the affair with Loretta was Brian himself.
    • When Quagmire's hatred for Brian got aggressive Flanderization, the show started playing the middle road, with Brian hating Quagmire back and both characters being called out for being petty, self-righteous egotists with neither being any better than the other (either by each other or third parties). "Tiegs For Two" in particular escalates into an incredibly childish war where both pull equal punches (both verbally and physically) until their girlfriends lay them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech and dump them.
      • The secondary mouthpiece, Stewie, has barely two appearances in the episode mostly to say that Brian shouldn't obsess over being liked by everybody as long as he likes himself, and that he (Stewie) likes him no matter what.
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    • Fans who hate Lois for being a total bitch can now cheer at sights like getting a harsh verbal beatdown by her daughter in "Seashore Seashell Party" and getting beat up by a mob of children in "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter" due to the fact that Peter made a Hate Sink parody of her on an in-universe children's show that he created, and retroactively, Joe punching her in "Breaking Out is Hard to Do". Plus, in the episode "And I'm Joyce Kinney", Joyce seeks revenge on Lois for a Carrie-style prank pulled on her by airing Lois' dirty laundry on national TV about her doing porn.
    • The Asian Trix gag where the rabbit goes gung-ho on the kids that wouldn't give him Trix. You don't even care that the characters are stereotypes.
    • In a very literal way, Brian had to be outside at night, and noted afterward that his nephew, Scrappy Brian didn't make it. Cut to a recolor of Scrappy Doo being mauled to death by dinosaurs.
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  • Hotel Transylvania: The Series gives this treatment to Mavis' obnoxious braggart cousin Klaus in the episode "Drop the Needle", which ends with him stuck in his bat form and being forced by Aunt Lydia to replace the missing needle on her record player.
  • Kaeloo:
    • In Episode 82, Pretty the Alpha Bitch finally gets her comeuppance when Kaeloo and Mr. Cat team up to get her publicly humiliated on the news.
    • In Episode 131, Pretty enters a contest, and the judge turns out to be Kaeloo, who promptly fails her (as revenge for something she did earlier in the episode).
  • The King of the Hill episodes "Bobby Goes Nuts" and "Trans-Fascism" are both very cathartic episodes for those who are not fans of Chane and Ted Wasonasong, respectively.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
  • An In-Universe example; Irving is treated with contempt by the rest of the Phineas and Ferb cast, except for the title characters. But then again, who doesn't Phineas tolerate? To be fair, though, in real life, he is actually a Base-Breaking Character.
    • And even then, Ferb is the only one who doesn't seem to mind... mainly because he's fairly stoic and nonverbal. Phineas, however, has several times shown to be less than enthused at his presence.
    • Actually Phineas did say this line once when unveiling their new invention: "Friends, bullies, Irving..."
  • Robot Chicken
    • One sketch had the Scooby Doobies team planning retribution for the Really Rottens' attack on Laff-A-Munich. The Blue Falcon wanted to partner with a "more subtle talking dog" and had the choice between Dynomutt and Scrappy-Doo (although Scrappy hadn't been created until after Laff-A-Lympics). Guess who he immediately kicks out (literally). The very same sketch also has terrorists blow Booboo Bear's head off with a shotgun, and blows up Scooby-Dum for literally no reason. It's almost a masterpiece made for killing off Hanna-Barbera Scrappies.
    • Another sketch portrays what would happen if Jar Jar met Anakin after becoming Darth Vader. The short answer is, he would be thrown out of a Star Destroyer's airlock. He comes back as a Force Ghost to pester Vader some more. A later sketch involving Jar Jar strongly indicates that his status may not have been unjustified.
    • Another sketch about the Great Gazoo, in which Fred and Barney think he's a god, give him their wives and children, kill Dino as a sacrifice and finally get tired of their "god" and kill Gazoo.
    • Egyptian LEGO has a line added specifically for LEGO fans and their utter hatred of DUPLO:
      Slave: Your majesty, we are officially out of LEGOs. Lots of DUPLO blocks, though
  • Scooby-Doo has the Trope Namer suffer from this a lot:
    • Scrappy-Doo in the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie. See Films section.
    • In Cartoon Network's Big Game between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, two jokes were made at Scrappy's expense: It it said by the pregame show hosts that Scrappy barely lasted in the playoffs, and during the game itself, Pat Summerall listed adding Scrappy to Scooby-Doo as one of the worst business decisions ever made.
    • In "The Best Place for Cartoons" promo, Scrappy was ranting on how the Cartoon Cartoons characters are more popular than him, despite his being there longer than them. (Ironically, YouTube posts of this clip have comments from people saying they agree with what Scrappy is saying.)
      • And while Scrappy is talking, Shaggy comes by, sees Scrappy, and slowly backs away before he's noticed by Scrappy.
    • There was also a game on Cartoon Network's site called "Scrappy Stinks" at one point where the point was to throw tomatoes at Scrappy. The very first game on the site, no less.
    • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law has the "Shaggy Busted" episode end with Scrappy showing up for a brief cameo only to be taken away to be eaten by Avenger (in later episodes, he is depicted as a corpse). And the cast laughs about it.
    • Even Warner Home Video is in on the act, starting with minimizing Scrappy's presence in clips in the trailer for The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and not mentioning him at all on the descriptions for the DVDs of the late-'80s Scooby movies. Seeing as only Scooby and Shaggy appear on the cover of the The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo set, one can imagine that this trend is going to continue. This is presumably due to the fact that Warner Bros. is aware of the backlash Scrappy-Doo had received.
      • Despite a revival movie based on the series, he doesn't appear at all, and is only referenced once. To the movie's credit, the writer did try to incorporate him before taking him out due to being overstuffed.
    • The DVD for Aloha, Scooby-Doo! has a segment where the Scooby gang is interviewed. When Fred mentions there is a sixth member of their gang (the Mystery Machine), Shaggy gets scared and reminds Fred they shouldn't talk about Scrappy, as the rest of the gang looks nervous as well.
    • In Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King the living Mystery Machine runs down a stand with Scrappy dolls as prizes.
    • In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, one episode shows off a statue of Scrappy in a museum. Daphne was about to make a comment about him, but Fred reminds her that they'd never speak of him. Not ever again.
      • They also come across a statue of Flim-Flam, which prompts Daphne to reveal that his juvenile Con Artist antics have gotten him a 25 to life sentence.
    • One Cartoon Network 20th Birthday promo closes with everybody taking a picture. Before it's taken, Jake pushes Scrappy out of the frame.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Done In-Universe with Poochie. He was so utterly hated that he was lazily killed off, instead of the writers trying to correct their mistakes and make him a better character (he only appeared twice counting his death).
  • It's obvious that the characters - especially the Clone Troopers - in Star Wars: The Clone Wars find Jar Jar Binks just as annoying as the audience. Oddly, this seems to make his character much more bearable.
  • The Superjail! episode "The Trouble with Triples" was basically this for all the fans that hated the Twins from their first appearance. The episode has the characters essentially go through a huge Humiliation Conga due to the consequences of lying to impress their elder brothers: Being brutally beat up, fed to a giant alien worm that defecates them out, threatened and mocked by their brothers, and a last-minute plot twist culminating in them "winning" their battle... but impressing their father (due to him being stabbed by the Warden), who then forcibly takes them home to be overlords and subjects them to Mind Rape. The episode's kind of a contentious one in that regard, as while there were many fans relieved that the events were seemingly undone by the next one, the fans that hated the characters and derived enjoyment from the episode then felt very cheated and angry that they weren't permanently written out.
    • The inmates being angry and sick of the Twins' variety show in "Planet Radio" for interrupting their favorite "Jailpup" show is thought to reflect (either intentionally or unintentionally) the opinions of those who consider the characters to be filler that take away from other more potentially interesting characters and ideas.
    • The Mistress being berated to tears and pushed around in "Stingstress" was this for fans who hated her and preferred Lord Stingray as the Warden's archenemy.
  • Rodimus Prime in Transformers Animated, in his first appearance ends up getting afflicted with cosmic rust. This has satisfied some fans who don't like Roddy.
  • The Venture Bros. has the Murderous Moppets, two creepy and unpleasant dwarf henchmen that The Monarch inherited through marriage, to his (and the fans') displeasure. When Mrs. The Monarch orders the Moppets to distract him, they try to get in his face, only for the Monarch to coldly and plainly tell them that he doesn't like them and that if they ever try to give him an order he will kill them and feed them to the neighborhood dogs.
    • In the final episode of Season 4, Dr. Girlfriend finally tells them off and admits that they're starting to creep even her out. The Monarch's reaction is similar to that of the fanbase's.
    • The Season 5 finale implies that Gary and a group of other Monarch henchmen killed Tim-Tom.
    • "Bot Meets Bot" has Augustus St. Cloud hassled by the bouncers to a Bad-Guy Bar for no apparent reason.
  • Bunga from The Lion Guard has been disliked for being annoying and being quite a bully to Ushari the cobra. Karma bites him in the butt (the first time literally) by the same cobra, and the baby animals playing the Lion Guard said that whoever is the slowest to choose who to play gets to play Bunga. The honey badger is not amused.
  • Batman Beyond: Max Gibson becomes a victim of this in "Where's Terry?", courtesy of Bruce. See it here.
  • At the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, WB offered a number of tote bags based on their shows, and, in a show of self-deprecating humor, one of the Teen Titans Go! themed bags shows the Go! Titans being beaten up by their 2003 counterparts, which can be seen here. This ended up being foreshadowing for Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans.
    • The show in general is full of self-deprecation humor in which the characters constantly acknowledge and joke that they are no where near as good as the 2003 series.
  • Ducktales 2017: Although the character was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap, they still had one towards Webby from the original series' run, as her Quacky Patch Doll (which was based on Webby's design) is seen pinned to the wall with an arrow in the premiere episode.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot has the popular kids of Tremorton who generally make the lives of the main characters miserable as suffering from the Future Loser trope and having aged badly.


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