Top 10 Things Certain Video Games, Movies and TV Shows are Praised for Despite Not Actually Having

I realize that this is all very subjective in its own way, but I just really needed to get these things off of my chest

The Top Ten

1 "Good writing" beneath all of its lame and unfunny gross-out and shock-value over-reliance - The Ren & Stimpy Show

It needs more SHADOWS - MrUmbra

Just take a look at Intrancity's and MisterBoyyo's scorecards for this and Rocko; both of them (absolutely ridiculously) elevate Ren & Stimpy onto the animation god-tier (simply for being "the show that did gross-out humor first", despite the fact that said type of humor isn't even the real main focus of Rocko at ALL) while casually brushing Rocko off as being "just okay" despite it having the more substantial depth and entertainment value of the two by MILES (and, you know, actually DESERVING to be on the western-animation god tier).

Believe me, I've seen RIDICULOUSLY worse cartoons than R&S for sure, but calling it the better overall series (art style and voice acting aside) between it and Rocko is just plain ABSURD on so many levels that I don't even know where to begin - xandermartin98

2 Subtlety in its adult humor - Rocko's Modern Life

So do you think rocko is underrated or overrated or what? - B1ueNew

Underrated but horribly overhyped by its fans; let's just leave it at that - xandermartin98

Just to name a few reasons why this item is here:

The "Naked Beach" scene from Sand In Your Navel
"We're gonna make you SQUEAL, piggy" from No Pain, No Gain
The "All Scottish Show" from Who Gives A Buck
Naked fairy voyeurism scene from Sucker For The Suck-O-Matic

"Doggy Style" scene from Who Gives A Buck
Filburt's same-sex marriage to Rocko in Kiss Me I'm Foreign, during which he even offers him a foot massage

Heffer's facial expression when addressing Rocko's staircase-descending nakedness in Camera Shy
Really Really Big Man's "Nipples Of The Future" latching themselves onto Rocko's eyeballs in Power Trip

The episode Leap Frogs, in its entirety
Filburt's heavily implied porn fetish all throughout the whole series in general

Ball-fondling scene from Flu-In-U-Enza

Cleavage scene from Sand In Your Navel
"Doctor Bendova" and his rubber gloves, both from Flu-In-U-Enza

"SAUSAGE IS VERY SEDUCTIVE" ...more - xandermartin98

3 "Amazingly deep and complex" storyline - Half-Life 2

Come on, guys; even Undertale at least has an actually FINISHED plot with at least somewhat properly developed characters (provided that you're playing the Pacifist Run, at least); this, on the other hand, is just plain bland and cliched, almost to the point of making Chrono Trigger actually look like Xenogears (not going to lie, however, the gameplay is still far beyond amazing for what it is, albeit nowhere near as creative as that of the first game)

And don't even get me STARTED on Episode Two's still-unresolved cliffhanger ending either - xandermartin98

4 Realistic morality system - Undertale

Sure, the game's combat (Sans and Genocide Undyne aside) might be ridiculously easy, but still, come on, Toby Fox, seriously, almost literally EVERYTHING in this game is trying to kill you and you still aren't allowed to fight back at any moment in it besides the Asgore and Omega Flowey fights if you want to get the proper intended experience out of the game - xandermartin98

5 A storyline that "completely defies" traditional superhero and action-movie cliches - The Dark Knight

If there's any superhero movie or action movie that truly did this, it would be Sin City. Watchmen did this to a smaller degree.

More like completely EMBRACES them - xandermartin98

6 "Such amazing depth" - Super Smash Bros.

It has great depth as far as core gameplay but nothing else. I think they were talking about the gameplay only - Mcgillacuddy

Seriously, have people forgotten that this was explicitly designed as a party game or what? - xandermartin98

What...all you do is beat the crap out of each other. What depth? Are they high - RustyNail

Uh, look up My Smash Corner on YouTube, that will set you straight

7 Any real reason for people to like it so much besides nostalgia - Doug (Nickelodeon)
8 Even an ounce of subtlety in the way that it conveys its anti-drug message - Requiem For a Dream

Believe me; if you think the film is extremely blatant and ham-fisted at its beginning, it gets MUCH worse - xandermartin98

9 "Skill-Based" Gameplay - Fortnite: Battle Royale
10 A Good Soundtrack - Frozen

In my opinion, it actually does. I respect Frozen's soundtrack, but it's fine if others don't. - Synchronocity

The Contenders

11 Major fundamental differences from pretty much any other ridiculously over-the-top shonen anime out there - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Guys, it's intended as a PARODY of shonen anime tropes, not a subversion of them - xandermartin98

12 Funny dialogue - The Big Bang Theory

Trust me, the laugh track is only there for show (as it is in most sitcoms)
Even compared TO most other sitcoms, however, BBT is STILL downright painfully unfunny - xandermartin98

This show is so unfunny - Randomator

13 Realism - Minecraft

Ok, let me just drop out of the sky while holding a lava bucket made of some iron, dump it down, use water on It, turn it into obsidian, punch the obsidian apart, walk over to a tree, beat it up with a flower, and then create an infinite water source.

14 "Completely unique and original" animation style - The Amazing World of Gumball

How is this show a ripoff of Courage the Cowardly Dog of all cartoons? There are other cartoons that resembled this one way more than Courage. - Mcgillacuddy

Can't say for sure whether or not Gumball "ripped the show off", so to speak, but Courage The Cowardly Dog already had an INFINITELY more aesthetically pleasing version of this show's art style a LONG time ago (back in the late 90s, to be exact) - xandermartin98

15 Saddest Video Game Storyline Ever - Undertale

I agree if you're talking specifically about the Genocide Run - xandermartin98

I was munching on popcorn while watching Toriel die. - Not_A_Weeaboo

16 Main Character that Isn't a Complete Mary Sue - Batman

So who's the Mary Sue of Batman. Because Batman is a raging psychopath with no sense of humor. - RobertWisdom

There are people that praise batman for this?

17 The Best Original Trilogy of Seasons of Any Cartoon Series Ever Created - SpongeBob SquarePants

(cough) Rocko alone would DESPERATELY beg you to differ (cough) - xandermartin98

Stephen Hillenburg did work on Rocko's Modern Life - Mcgillacuddy

18 Subtlety in Its Satire - South Park

If the episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" doesn't cement this, I don't know WHAT does - xandermartin98

19 "Unique and Original" Art Style - Rayman Origins

(cough) totally not an anime version of the Ren & Stimpy art style (cough) - xandermartin98

ANIME version of REN AND STIMPY? Bruh, you need to put down the weed and take a hard look at the art again. - Mcgillacuddy

20 Main Villain that Was "the First of Her Kind" - Portal

THAT would be Shodan from System Shock, as well as perhaps, stretching a little, AM from I Have No Mouth - xandermartin98

21 Realistic Gameplay - Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Yeah because jumping out of a plane and smacking people with frying pans in prison is realistic - B1ueNew

22 "Sophisticated" Gross-Out Humor - Ren & Stimpy

I hate to break it to you guys, but this is literally IMPOSSIBLE for a show to have

(as has rather very clearly and regrettably been proven by Rocko on quite a few occasions, need I mention) - xandermartin98

23 "Best-Looking Graphics on the Super Nintendo" - Donkey Kong Country

Super Metroid and Yoshi's Island (just to name a few) would also beg you to differ on THIS statement as well - xandermartin98

What about Donkey Kong Country 3?

24 Saddest Video Game Storyline Ever - Mother 3
25 "Hidden Gem" Cultural Status When Compared to Some of the Other Nicktoons - Rocko's Modern Life
26 Storyline that Still Holds Up by Today's Standards When Compared to Those of Games Like Xenogears - Chrono Trigger
27 "Amazingly Deep" Main Villain - Final Fantasy Vi
28 Deep and Fleshed Out Character Cast (For the Most Part) - Undertale
29 Good Level Design - Sonic CD
30 A Large Number of Non-Forgettable Songs in the Games' Soundtracks - Sonic the Hedgehog
31 Jokes that Require a Genius Intellect in Order to Understand - Rick & Morty
32 "So Bad It's Good" Appeal, Unless You Happen to Be a Complete Masochist - Freddy Got Fingered

Yeah, I agree. - RobertWisdom

Like ME, for example - xandermartin98

33 Humor Even Half as Funny or as Smart Overall as that of the Rocko Series - SpongeBob SquarePants
34 Good Boss Fights - Super Metroid

Outside of hacks, Ridley is about the closest that the vanilla game comes to actually having one - xandermartin98

35 Amazing Soundtrack (Aside from the Main Theme, Lux Aeterna) - Requiem for a Dream
36 Legitimate Proof of How "Amazing" Arnold Schwarzenegger is at Acting - The Terminator

Nobody says that. - RobertWisdom

No. He was a real badass. - Not_A_Weeaboo

37 Anything Actually Funny About It Besides Jim Carrey's Ludicrous Overacting - Ace Ventura
38 Properly Utilized Soundtrack - Suicide Squad
39 Interesting Moral Message - Zootopia
40 Even Half of the Memorability Factor of the Original Incredibles Film - The Incredibles 2
41 Plot that Isn't a Complete Mess - Avengers Infinity War

How will our heroes idiotically screw themselves over right when then they are JUST about to win next?

Tune in next time to find out; same STAR LORD time, same THOR channel - xandermartin98

42 First Mainstream Feminist Cast in Western Animation - Steven Universe
43 Good Combat System - Undertale

Terribly ironic that actual combat never ACTUALLY was what this game's combat system was designed for, isn't it? - xandermartin98

44 Non-Generic Gameplay - Chrono Trigger
45 Depth or Polish of Any Real Sort - Skyrim
46 Intelligent Humor - Invader Zim
47 A Large Amount of Actually Scary Moments - Courage the Cowardly Dog
48 Interesting Character Cast - The Loud House

The cast is as dull as educational shows like Dora and Caillou.

49 Non-Cliched Setting and Cast - Rocko's Modern Life
50 Not Being Afraid to Be “different” - The Loud House
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