13 Movies And Shows That Dunked On Themselves

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It's easy to think of movie and TV show producers as humorless and oblivious to criticism. But as it turns out, every now and then they sneak in a little self-ownage for the ages. They'll make jokes at their own expense, calling out flaws and issues in surprisingly self-aware ways.

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Matt Groening portrayed himself as a trigger-happy drunk in his first Simpsons appearance. REC LI'G IN HELL THE SMPIOs AW 0D GROENING Yes, The Simpso

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13 Movies And Shows That Dunked On Themselves

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In 30 Rock, Tina Fey called herself a judgmental bitch. coovrioht 02010 nbe 1tudiok ine. shtareserved. 09 During a credits sequence, Liz is going th

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A character on Joss Whedon's show Angel hates some of Whedon's work. Fred's mother says her husband loves the Alien films, except for that last one t

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In one Arthur episode, the main cast calls out things about the show that don't make sense. ARTHUR ANDY AND COMPANY The cast watches Andy and Company,

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13 Movies And Shows That Dunked On Themselves

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13 Movies And Shows That Dunked On Themselves

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Stargate SG-1 poked fun at all its nonsensical parts in a self-parody. STARGATE SG-1 WORMHOLE X-TREME! The in-universe show Wormhole X-Treme!, based o

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Veronica Mars' creator sold out, but he acknowledgedi it. Toward the end of its run, Veronica Mars started using gratuitous product placement, and fan

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The producer of the new Battlestar Galactica heckled himself (sort of). In a CSI episode, a dark, gritty reimagining of the fictional sci-fi series As

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Gravity Falls used an in-universe spoof show to boo its own big twist. H O The hero of Gravity Falls' in-universe show Duck-tective turned out to have

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Stephen King used himself as his character's punching bag. In Cat's Eye, a movie written by King, James Woods' character watches The Dead Zone (based