History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / WebVideos

29th Nov '16 4:07:56 PM Blazer
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' features a lot of pop culture and fourth-wall jokes in its early episodes, similar to YGO:TAS. As the series progressed, the fourth-wall references dropped off and the jokes drifted away from mocking the series itself, instead becoming something of a legitimate abridging of the series with some added humor.
** A number of characters hadn't settled in with their voices. Kami is the biggest change as he goes from wheezy and whistley during the Saiyan Saga before taking up a more older and sage-like voice from the Frieza Saga onward. Goku also gets a lot more stupid as time goes on.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' features a lot ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''
** Generally averted, but in the [[CanonDiscontinuity first]] Dead Zone abridged movie (made before the official formation
of pop culture Team [=FourStar=] and fourth-wall jokes in its early [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes not on the channel]]), Gohan was portrayed as mentally handicapped ("I know how many toes a fish has!"). In the regular series, he's probably the most intelligent character of the bunch.
** In the pre-TFS abridged movies, most notably The World's Strongest, Goku was portrayed as a {{Trickster}}, being able to outwit his opponents. He was also portrayed as mean-spirited, especially towards Krillin, and swore often. These traits carried over into the first two DBZ Abridged
episodes, similar to YGO:TAS. As after which Abridged Goku became the series progressed, [[DeliciousDistraction food-obsessed]] IdiotHero that is TooDumbToLive that we all know now. The intense beatings and resulting brain damage seem to be the fourth-wall references dropped off and the jokes drifted away from mocking the series itself, instead becoming something of a legitimate abridging primary cause.
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of the series with some added humor.
** A number of
characters formerly played by [=Vegeta3986=] can be seen as invoking this, particularly Kami, who started out as a typical wheezing old man when Vegeta voiced him (akin to his voice for the Hokage in ''NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'') and transformed into a DeadpanSnarker on Piccolo's level once Remix took over.
*** Similarly, the early episodes (and non-TFS movie adaptations) portrayed Yamcha as TheAce of the series. Other characters regularly opined [[MemeticBadass how much easier things would be]] if he were around, and the Z Fighters become excited when he arrives to help fight off the Saiyans. [[SurprisinglySuddenDeath Cue the Saibamen death]]. From that point forward, he became the show's regular punching bag.
** The first season had more wacky humor, and characters would occasionally [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]]. Once season two began and the show found its style, the characters stopped interacting with the fourth wall and things got a bit more serious.
** The voices in the first episode weren't quite refined yet. Krillin's voice
hadn't yet settled in with their voices. Kami is the biggest change as he goes from wheezy and whistley during the Saiyan Saga before taking up a more older and sage-like into that consistent high-pitched goofy tone, Vegeta's voice was a dead-on Christopher Sabat impression, and Master Roshi was voiced by MasakoX instead of Lanipator.
** The narrator (voiced by Creator/LittleKuriboh) only jumped in a couple of episodes of season one and two. By Season 3, he's practically absent in both Android and Cell sagas.
** As revealed in the breakdown for Episode 49, Season 1 was presented in widescreen, using footage from Funimation's Orange Brick DVD sets (which were cropped to make the footage fit in a 16:9 aspect ratio). All subsequent seasons are presented in the show's original 4:3 aspect ratio, using footage
from the Frieza Saga onward. Goku also gets a lot more stupid as time goes on.Japanese Dragon Box sets, which, according to [=KaiserNeko=], are "the closest you're going to get to the original masters".
30th Oct '16 1:12:33 PM DustSnitch
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* The first ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' episode's costumes and characters aren't quite as polished as later ventures (due to the video being made in Becky and Joe's spare time), the creepiness is much more subdued or just implied until the end, and while Sketchbook does pick on [[ButtMonkey Yellow Guy]] throughout the video, they're much less actively malicious toward the puppets.
18th Oct '16 4:45:27 PM nombretomado
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* The First Season episodes of Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas featured a HUD and The Courier's (rather [[BeigeProse beige]], compared to his own commentary) dialogue options visible onscreen. For subsequent seasons, Phase101 used mods to keep all HUD data and dialogue options invisible to clear up the screen, giving it a feel more in line with its inspiration: FreemansMind.

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* The First Season episodes of Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas featured a HUD and The Courier's (rather [[BeigeProse beige]], compared to his own commentary) dialogue options visible onscreen. For subsequent seasons, Phase101 used mods to keep all HUD data and dialogue options invisible to clear up the screen, giving it a feel more in line with its inspiration: FreemansMind.''Machinima/FreemansMind''.
14th Oct '16 9:04:54 AM VPhantom
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** Plus, the now familiar "Nerd Room" set has only been around since July of 2008. All episodes prior to this were filmed in a handful of different setups usually consisting of little more than a TV and a bunch of Nintendo Power posters on the wall. Watching these early episodes can leave you wondering where the Nerd's lavish collection of vintage games, consoles, TVs, and gaming memorabilia is.

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** Plus, the now familiar "Nerd Room" set has only been around since July of 2008. All episodes prior to this were filmed in a handful of different setups usually consisting of little more than a TV and a bunch of Nintendo Power posters on the wall. Watching these early episodes can leave you wondering where the Nerd's lavish collection of vintage games, consoles, TVs, [=TVs=], and gaming memorabilia is.
17th Sep '16 4:31:12 AM minikiss
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* In ''WebVideo/MovieRehab'', oh boy how do we start?
** His first episodes (except for his first episode, oddly enough) were shot with a cheap low quality hd cam which the worst audio quality imaginable.
** Jack also played the CausticCritic trope straight with his second and third episode, until he parodied this trope with episode 4 and 8.
2nd Sep '16 2:58:59 AM Revan0123
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* ''WebVideo/RealMortalKombat'' had this during it's first episode. Scorpion & Sub-Zero were played by the same actor and their costumes weren't that fancy (Not until a few videos down the line).
23rd Aug '16 7:06:57 PM Midna
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* In early ''WebVideo/JonTron'' videos, the recording and sound quality are both lower, Jon shows significantly less emotion and adopts a slightly more analytical tone, the red glowing effect on Jacques's eyes is much more subtle and HAL 9000-esque, and the humor in general is much more subdued and down-to-earth than in later videos. Go from the ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieNutsAndBolts'' review to the ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'' Retrospective video, and there's a massive difference. A few particularly old videos (which have since been delisted, presumably for this exact reason) were even done as completely straight Gamespot-style reviews where Jon never shows his face.
22nd Aug '16 2:23:16 PM SWFMax
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* In early videos by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, [[TheDitz Hugo]] wears normal clothes. In later videos, he wears his signature outfit of a hoodie, even when he's inside the house during the summer.
4th Jul '16 8:40:32 AM mr3urious
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* The first ten episodes of ''Webvideo/ReactionAndReview'' lack the black background of the later episodes and simply had Emer do the show in his bedroom. A proper title card wouldn't even appear until the ninth episode.

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* The first ten episodes of ''Webvideo/ReactionAndReview'' lack the black background of the later episodes and simply had Emer do the show in what appears to be his bedroom. A proper title card wouldn't even appear until the ninth episode.episode.
** A lot more time was spent showing Emer reacting to the movies being watched, as well. The reviews would get more of a focus as the series went on.
2nd Jun '16 10:45:22 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/SamAndMickey's first video, "Sold Separately", bears uncensored swears, a different voice actor for Ken, and end titles that refer to Sam & Mickey by their full names.

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* Creator/SamAndMickey's first video, "Sold Separately", bears uncensored swears, a different voice actor for Ken, and end titles a voice for Barbie that refer to Sam & Mickey by their full names.doesn't match her current one until roughly the halfway point.
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