Writing Tips: Satire, you're Doing it Wrong

  • Published on Jun 24, 2015
  • Just because you're satire doesn't mean you can't suck
    Written version: mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Writing-Tips-Satire-You-re-Doing-It-Wrong-541684685
  • Film & AnimationFilm & Animation

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  • Jay Sea
    Jay Sea 10 days ago

    This is the weakest satire I've ever heard.

  • SSJ4 Jason
    SSJ4 Jason 25 days ago

    Take notes from this Frank Miller

  • cragwyck c
    cragwyck c Month ago

    You can look at TheOnion and Farceynews and Babylon Bee and sometimes some good satire. You can say "Someday Cher will declare a farewell tour, and be gone from touring". That's satire. By now she's done how many farewell tours? ugh.

  • Atjn Brä
    Atjn Brä Month ago

    Try 'Little Red Herbie'.

  • The Once-ler Is gay
    The Once-ler Is gay Month ago +1

    This was helpful... but please don’t use Comic Sans I still hear his laugh

  • Zach Yaple
    Zach Yaple 2 months ago

    Another example of satire: speed up video by 10

  • Laura Birdwell
    Laura Birdwell 5 months ago +1

    Gotta agree with you on My Little Brony. I normally like CollegeHumor's content, especially Precious Plum, but in My Little Brony, it just didn't feel like their heart was in the right place.

  • Katelyn Carson
    Katelyn Carson 8 months ago

    take a drink

  • caslaBBalsac
    caslaBBalsac Year ago

    I gotta say that the "FIRST" satire was better than the college one, even though the college one made a better point.

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb Year ago +1

    9:57 Ooh, that's your next atrocity video after this Writing Tips video! Girls Gone Mild! February 13, 2018, 12:10pm

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb Year ago +1

    If you want to do any more admirable animations from 2017, then the Family Guy episodes The D in Apartment 23, Petey IV and Crimes and Meg's Demeanor could be a triple admirable video like when Totally Spies's Totally Busted was a triple atrocity video. It did an excellent job of satirizing people on the internet who over react to bad jokes on the internet. Bonus points for Stewie mentioning how angry people got about DiGiornio tweeting about domestic violence on September 7, 2014.
    As another bonus to counteract other Family Guy atrocity videos,
    1) The D in Apartment 23 makes up for Life of Brian.
    2) Petey IV makes up for Brian's a Bad Father.
    3) Crimes and Meg's Demeanor makes up for Seahorse Seashell Party.
    February 13, 2018, 12:09pm

  • angelis
    angelis Year ago

    one thousand, three hundred and twenty fifth!!!!1

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb Year ago +1

    5:35 Replaced by robots? Wow, did you predict information you would give later in The Big Switch-A-Roo? February 2, 2018, 2:39pm

  • ram karthik
    ram karthik Year ago

    You must have verified it before uploading. were you chased by a brutal bear.

  • KEJAYLENANAANA zelidinpendoasdioasdadanoobmlg

    Heh, I've apparently been making satire comments right but using them half right half wrong... I usually try to change someone's mind but I also like to deliberately piss people off :P...
    Also is using satire as a way to make someone look stupidly hypocritical or just idiotic as a way to change their mind also using it wrong? (You know some people literally need to see their own stupidity or see how wrong they're doing things to change their ways)

  • Paul
    Paul Year ago

    Troll: people who make fun of different person(s)/things for da lolz usually with dark or offensive humor

  • Socially Pessimistic

    What is your opinion on South Park's satire...?

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  • mette oki
    mette oki Year ago

    if its no trouble, could somebody sum this video up in a few sentences? it would be a great help :)

  • Drakensson
    Drakensson 2 years ago

    Satire must have a point yes but it will never make the world a better place if we are being realistic. A simple book or game is not gonna change the planet. That is sugarsweet to expect.

  • SuperSwordman1
    SuperSwordman1 2 years ago

    Now I'm thinking some of my villain ideas for various stories or fanfictions are bad satire...

  • Roach DoggJR
    Roach DoggJR 2 years ago

    Then satire is nearly impossible to pull off.

  • Devil's Advocate
    Devil's Advocate 2 years ago

    Freedom toons, hunter avallone, they say satire is just making fun of stereotypes. Also, college humor just feeds on the negativity there videos create. They no they're hated, but don't care.

    • Devil's Advocate
      Devil's Advocate Year ago

      I almost replied to myself. Freedom toons is more hit and miss, while hunter avallone is blatant about it. Also I misspelled know.

  • Adam Kalb
    Adam Kalb 2 years ago +1

    It's a good thing you made this video, because if Herpe the Love Sore was meant to be a parody of satire with These 3 Guys Day celebrating the antagonists of the subplot who turned out to be soldiers when we were rooting for Peter and his friends for getting their booth back from them, and we would want These 3 Guys Day to celebrate them for not being cowards, then it failed miserably. Instead, it ended up being possibly the cruelest and most insulting moment in the entire show, episodes like 420 and Seahorse Seashell Party and Brian's a Bad Father included. That's exactly what you said about National No Spongebob Day in Gone next to Demolition Doofus and One Coarse Meal. June 8, 2017, 10:00pm

    • Adam Kalb
      Adam Kalb Year ago +1

      Update: Did you see The D in Apartment 23 yet? This Family Guy episode did a much better job at satire of internet followings than Herpe the Love Sore did with bully soldiers. February 2, 2018, 2:40pm

  • Just a PLANK
    Just a PLANK 2 years ago +1

    4:09 first

  • Paul Gola
    Paul Gola 2 years ago

    Someone should show this video to Pwediepie.

  • Anonymous Youtuber
    Anonymous Youtuber 2 years ago

    "Anarchism makes no sense." "B-but muh roads..."

  • Neon Skylite
    Neon Skylite 2 years ago

    6:14 I'm going to be that one guy…
    What happens to the kids who fail?

  • RokosBasilisk
    RokosBasilisk 2 years ago

    "A well known natural blogger in Chile died after a brutal car crash after his bike got into a head on collision with a box truck. The doctor overseeing his care was arrested and put on trial when instead of giving him a blood transfusion, he put water into his veins, allowing him to bleed out. He also never gave him any anesthetic During the trial, the doctor argued, saying that the source of the water had a drop of the blood donation in it. Seeing this as a insane excuse, the plaintiff asked him why he did it. He then responded "Well, he said he'd never take any non-homeopathic medicine, so.."
    Did I do good?

  • TankJockey38
    TankJockey38 2 years ago

    gonna do any more of these?

  • Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem

    perody with a point beyond being funny oh like southpark

  • שחר א.
    שחר א. 2 years ago

    look: a troll is a high jinxed man activly trying to hurm random people as his humirous action in order to make himself laugh. For instence: notice how I activly tried to use big confusing word to tell myself the joke of how you would react to that after hearing that you want a calm, reasonable explenation. Next time therefore you wouldn't be the butt of the joke.

  • E. Gordbort
    E. Gordbort 2 years ago +1

    +TheMysteriousMrEnter Trolling isn't intended to harm someone or make them feel bad.The point is to make people upset with you for a few minutes and then go on with your life without any lasting impact. It's basically just to get a rise out of them.
    If you bring someone to tears, break their things or generally harm them personally, it's no longer trolling. Trolling is stuff like standing in the way of your teammates in an FPS so they can't get by (annoying but ultimately harmless) or snidely replying to an extreme political comment on RUclip (you'll get them angry for a bit and receive some sharp words but unless you're insulting them personally it won't hurt most.) A bully puts people down, a troll just shakes them up for a second.
    Calling an anorexic fat or threatening someone is harassment. Being intentionally obnoxious or annoying is trolling. And if you follow someone around to continue trolling them, it becomes harassment. And it is probably a good idea to not troll children, as they will react much more extremely and feel the sting for much longer.
    The difference (at least for me) is whether your actions will have consequences reaching over 2 hours. If you are trolling, people will be upset with you for a minute but forget about you shortly. If you are bullying, they will still be feeling bad for a long time and might change their behavior negatively because of it.

  • Dr Awsome The Wizard
    Dr Awsome The Wizard 2 years ago

    My Show Idea features the second total drama contestant voice to be on the same show as Spongebob
    Clarence was the first ( It has the voice for Izzy on the show)

  • Elliott
    Elliott 2 years ago +9

    Somebody Please Show This Video To Leafy

    • Nocturus
      Nocturus 2 years ago +1

      Because Leafy is gonna give a fuck about an autistic loser who bitches about children's cartoons while failing to make his own.

    • Orophlacious
      Orophlacious 2 years ago

      The whole world actually needs to see this. Leafy is just one of the most well known people shitting on that word. He is far from the only one.

  • Axe hammer Jackson
    Axe hammer Jackson 3 years ago +2

    Satire isn't an armor. If anything, it's just a bullseye.

  • Jack Perri
    Jack Perri 3 years ago

    Your points on anarchy are completely ridiculous. There are other ways of punishment besides jail.

  • Jak3And3rson3
    Jak3And3rson3 3 years ago

    No, Mr. Enter, anarchy is the desire for the abolition of hierarchical systems. Not the abolition of law and order, outside of a small minority. Go look up Libertarian Socialist for more information on that subject, he tackles it quite well.

  • Zinervawyrm
    Zinervawyrm 3 years ago

    so if I drew a comic that says Micheal Phelps is secretly a merman, and that's why he's so fast at swimming won so many Olympic gold medals…Does that count as satire?

  • marcus grenoli
    marcus grenoli 3 years ago

    reminds me of battleblock theater

  • Madway
    Madway 3 years ago +2

    More of these please.

  • Rex Apis
    Rex Apis 3 years ago +1

    Just read some Mark Twain and call it a day

  • Mr Templeguy
    Mr Templeguy 3 years ago


  • seth rice
    seth rice 3 years ago

    a rule of thumb for satire. exaggerate the flaws of an idea and follow it to its logical conclusion

  • felix schmidt
    felix schmidt 3 years ago

    "(something he said) SH*TTING IN THEIR PANTS" XD this made me die of laughter LOL

  • jac of harts
    jac of harts 3 years ago

    10:16 sml's Jeffy

  • SuperLlama42
    SuperLlama42 3 years ago +1

    I've witnessed FATAL and RHW and even shit like Ethnic Cleansing, an FPS made by literal nazis where all the enemies are over-the-top racist, anti-semetic and gay stereotypes, and it just made me laugh at how games made by unabashed bigots with an overtly bigoted agenda tend to be laughably awful in ways that don't even involve the offensive content.

  • AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura

    Btw do you want a deffinition of troll? It has no real deffinition because everyone gives a different one. I can give the deffinition that most trolls use. A troll is someone that says innapropriat or outlandish things just to see reactions. You can call the innopropriat bullying (I personnally see it as tame) but on the outlandish side you have to stretch the truth to consider it bullying. For instance, I saw a troll post on Facebook claiming that her dad was cheating on her, and she needs advice on how to win back his love. How could saying something so stupid be considered bullying unless it somehow triggers someone?

  • AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura
    AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura 3 years ago +2

    As an anarchist I don't trust people not to backstab eachother. That was kind of a strawman to say we do. Rather we'd rather there be a system in place that isn't relient on having corrupt politicians in office. A better argument is that we have no agreed upon way of how rules in an anarchist society would work. We all have individual ideas about what to do, but having faith that people won't try to kill, rape, or steal isn't an idea any anarchist I know subscribes to.

    • AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura
      AndrewLuis CrespoDeMoura 3 years ago

      I know that point was to make fun of how people say that what you say was controversial, but I just had to clear it up.

  • Ej Lionhart
    Ej Lionhart 3 years ago +1

    Yo real talk bruh? this taught me a lot thanks for your help and great advice.

  • Soul Brother
    Soul Brother 3 years ago

    Your voice pissing me off already

    • Willowville
      Willowville 3 years ago +8

      Your misfortune is truly worthy of taking up comment space.

    • rascalpod833
      rascalpod833 3 years ago +2

      Oh no, whatever shall you do?

  • FawksNinja
    FawksNinja 3 years ago

    So is this satire?

    You stumble upon a crime scene. The blaring sounds of the siren echo through the air and the flashing police vehicle lights illuminate the dark alleyway. You approach one of the police and ask what happen. The policemen then responds. " Their been a murder". You then nodded to the policeman and decided to get look at the crime scene. You see the chalk drawn figure on the floor and beside a splatter of blood. You stumble backwards in disgust accidentally bumping into a police officer carrying a sealed bag. You then turn around to apologize to the police officer and you catch a glance of what appears to be an evidence bag. You slowly analyze the bag and begin describing the contents to yourself. The bag contains a small cardboard orange juice carton and the cover of the carton is featuring Simpson characters as a promotional ad for the Simpsons final season. The policemen then ushers you out of the crime scene. End scene.

  • Defensor Rationis
    Defensor Rationis 3 years ago +1

    Great video and I agree completely. My only recommendation is that you either speak more slowly or take the marbles out of your mouth. I had to back up and repeat so much that I probably saw half of the video three or four times before I'd seen all of it once.
    Otherwise, it's brilliant. I was also delighted to learn about the girl who wrote the satirical standardized test.

  • Rex Hernández
    Rex Hernández 3 years ago +3

    A troll jokes for fun, and is generally meant to be harmless. A bully jokes with the explicit intention to cause any sort of harm.

    • Clown Fiesta
      Clown Fiesta 3 years ago +1

      Trolls are usually intentionally malicious but use the "oh, i'm a troll-- i don't mean it" card as a shield. They might intend to be harmless, but they sure have a funny way of showing it.
      Edit: They intentionally hurt people at an attempt of "Irony" or "Satire" but in most cases it seems they never bother to look up the definition of either of these

    • Brian Molinet
      Brian Molinet 3 years ago

      Well, it kinda isn´t

    • nack287
      nack287 3 years ago +2

      +Rex Hernández Unfortunately, it's extremely hard to tell the difference online.

  • Mountain Chicken
    Mountain Chicken 3 years ago


    " pay attention to my pathetic soul, I'm on the brink of sucide because nobody cares about me cause I'm an annoying, stupid, and evil human being."

  • Eldergeek
    Eldergeek 3 years ago

    Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" has been used as example of well written satire. Do you agree or disagree and why? I understand you would be shocked on how academic this sounds but I'm curious.

  • attackula
    attackula 3 years ago

    One can repeatedly say that another is a mororn, as long as they give an example of why each time, right?

    • attackula
      attackula 3 years ago

      Ah, alright then.

    • TheWallachianBard
      TheWallachianBard 3 years ago

      +Robin Starr No..that would be an Ad hominem. Which means attacking the person.

  • A Mother Fluffing Dragonite

    Wait that Zelda Williams thing happened?

  • LoboGuara5bruxaria
    LoboGuara5bruxaria 3 years ago

    Yeah, I guess Cracked website would benefit of this video.

    • LoboGuara5bruxaria
      LoboGuara5bruxaria 3 years ago +1

      @rascalpod833 Again, Cracked editorial REALLY needs to watch this video.

    • rascalpod833
      rascalpod833 3 years ago

      Basically any list that doesn't involve creepy shit or weird animals, is just bad.

    • LoboGuara5bruxaria
      LoboGuara5bruxaria 3 years ago

      Dont you belive me? Just read this:

  • Thoranzalar Vhazen
    Thoranzalar Vhazen 3 years ago

    Cntrl+Alt+Delete the web series should watch this video.