History WebVideo / RebelTaxi

1st Nov '16 7:51:49 AM therealjackieboy
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Parodied in "NIGHTMARE Before CHRISTMAS 2? Review". When Pan first says "The Nightmare Before Christmas", he is told that what he said was "unexceptable". He is then forced to call the movie "The Nightmare Before Holidays".
24th Oct '16 4:50:19 AM BadSplice
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** It's to the point where [[http://pan-pizza.tumblr.com/image/152224655265 even while recording the podcast]], he's presented as a silhouette in a red closet.
19th Oct '16 2:41:36 PM Berrenta
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* CreatorsApathy: [[invoked]] In this list of the worst animated intros, title only intros came to the top because he felt they were zero-effort.



* TheyJustDidntCare: [[invoked]] In this list of the worst animated intros, title only intros came to the top because he felt they were zero-effort.
6th Oct '16 10:35:23 AM ZestyRabbit
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The show itself can be found on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RebelTaxi99/videos?view=0 YouTube]], and on [[http://thatfellowinthecoat.com/momentsreview.php Mr. Coat And Friends.]] Pan also has a [[http://rebeltaxi.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] for the show, and two other Youtube accounts, one for his [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RTMegaDrive?feature=sub_widget_1 video game reviews,]] and one for [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ArchiveTaxi miscellaneous footage]] such as Comic Con footage and uncut audio for podcasts.

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The show itself can be found on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RebelTaxi99/videos?view=0 YouTube]], and on [[http://thatfellowinthecoat.com/momentsreview.php Mr. Coat And Friends.]] Pan also has a [[http://rebeltaxi.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] for the show, and two other Youtube accounts, one for his [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RTMegaDrive?feature=sub_widget_1 video game reviews,]] and one for [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ArchiveTaxi miscellaneous footage]] such as Comic Con footage and uncut audio for podcasts.
27th Sep '16 1:14:04 PM BadSplice
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** ''The Pizza Party Podcast'' contains some recurring targets, including ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and Website/ChannelAwesome.
17th Sep '16 4:31:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Rebel Taxi is a web series created by [[http://pan-pizza.tumblr.com/ Pan Pizza.]] The show mainly consists of Pan sitting in said taxi, reviewing various things, mainly having to do with cartoons, Creator/CartoonNetwork shows and related media, and whatever catches his eye at the time. It takes inspiration from Creator/{{Toonami}} bumpers and reviews, as well as ClassicGameRoom, with an art style inspired by ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.

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Rebel Taxi is a web series created by [[http://pan-pizza.tumblr.com/ Pan Pizza.]] The show mainly consists of Pan sitting in said taxi, reviewing various things, mainly having to do with cartoons, Creator/CartoonNetwork shows and related media, and whatever catches his eye at the time. It takes inspiration from Creator/{{Toonami}} bumpers and reviews, as well as ClassicGameRoom, WebVideo/ClassicGameRoom, with an art style inspired by ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
5th Sep '16 9:07:58 PM BlackBaroness
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* DownerEnding: Despite not being a narrative work, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3sqYH28u8 "Top 10 WORST Ugliest Creepiest Mascots"]] ends with Pan recounting the real-life story of how the Noid [[DrivenToSuicide drove a mentally ill man by the same name to suicide]].
26th Aug '16 12:22:58 AM BlackBaroness
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* ComicTrio: Pan considers ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'' a [[TropesAreTools negative example]] of this trope.
-->'''Pan:''': Anyone who's annoyed by him [[TheChewToy suffers]], and anyone who takes part in Fred's stupidity [[KarmaHoudini makes it out in one piece]]. You're either with him or against him.
* CosmicHorrorStory: Pan interprets ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'' as one. The titular character has explicit RealityWarper powers, which he uses to create the island and its inhabitants, keeping them trapped on the island and subject to torment for his amusement.
25th Aug '16 7:38:37 PM BlackBaroness
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* SmallReferencePools: Pan notices when ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'' [[AvertedTrope averts]] this in its parody of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Considering this was made when writers were still using ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'' as references, Pan considered this incredible for its time, and the sole redeeming factor of this show.
22nd Aug '16 3:28:46 PM Pocketim
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A 24 year old pizza revewing kids cartoons

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[[caption-width-right:340:It's juice-and-jam time.]]

Rebel Taxi is a web series created by [[http://pan-pizza.tumblr.com/ Pan Pizza.]] The show mainly consists of Pan sitting in said taxi, reviewing various things, mainly having to do with cartoons, Creator/CartoonNetwork shows and related media, and whatever catches his eye at the time. It takes inspiration from Creator/{{Toonami}} bumpers and reviews, as well as ClassicGameRoom, with an art style inspired by ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.

The show itself can be found on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RebelTaxi99/videos?view=0 YouTube]], and on [[http://thatfellowinthecoat.com/momentsreview.php Mr. Coat And Friends.]] Pan also has a [[http://rebeltaxi.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] for the show, and two other Youtube accounts, one for his [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RTMegaDrive?feature=sub_widget_1 video game reviews,]] and one for [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ArchiveTaxi miscellaneous footage]] such as Comic Con footage and uncut audio for podcasts.

Videos normally update every other Tuesday, the remaining weeks occupied by episodes of the Pizza Party Podcast, an extremely bizarre animation-themed podcast.

Now has a [[Characters/RebelTaxi character page]] for Pan and the members of the podcast. It desperately NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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!!Tropes:

* AccentuateTheNegative: {{Averted}}. Pan can honestly discuss shows and games he likes and still make for an entertaining review. His opinions are generally unbiased regardless of whether or not he likes them and stick to pointing out exactly why they do or don't work.
* AccidentalMisnaming: He frequently invokes this, referring to shows and people with various dirty [[PunnyName Punny Nicknames]].
* AllAnimationIsDisney[[invoked]]: He accidentally refers to ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' as a Disney movie in his "Top 10 Lost Animations" video, even though he previously correctly called it a Creator/DonBluth movie in the same video. He later posted an annotation apologizing for the mistake.
* AnimationAgeGhetto[[invoked]]: He is largely against this view, as seen in his ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Vq-aBaB6Q When Are You TOO OLD To Be Watching CARTOONS or ANIME?]]'' video.
* ArtEvolution: Went from a Sketchy Pan standing in a black void, to a detailed Pan sitting in a parked space taxi with a starry background, and that's not even getting into how much Pan's design drastically changed.
* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, Creator/TaraStrong, pointy artstyles, {{Toonami}}, ambient music, too many to list really.
** Oh corse, his most famous one might be [[PerverseSexualLust goth girls]].
** On the podcast, there are a few things that receive recurring mentions, such as ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2''.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Back when ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' was in its first season and had potential, its fate was uncertain due to Creator/KidsWB folding. Pan considered it too good to last and wanted it to return, and well...
* BerserkButton:
** He doesn't take kindly to people calling his characters {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}s.
** He can't stand not getting footage for his reviews because someone on YouTube puts their logo on them.
** He doesn't like getting questions asking if he's [[IncrediblyLamePun pansexual]].
* BlackComedy: Pan's jokes range from mildly perverted to "short bus orgy" tier.
* TheCameo: ZONE-TAN cameos in his Top 10 WORST [=ReDESIGNS=] in Animation.
* CatchPhrase:
** "It's Juice and Jam time!" sometimes altered, originally from Sonic Underground.
** I await your _____" is almost always featured at the end of the video. Hell, it's even the quote for the page!
** Pan's OC/little [[strike:sister]] [=CISter=], Emily, has "WHAT'S UP FUCKERS" which crosses over with VerbalTic where she's starts every appearance with it.
** "[[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Yeeeeeeah-yuuuuuh!]]"
** "" How Dare You""
** Ken from the podcasts is known for saying:
*** You FUCK!
*** What do you know about waffles shrek?
*** And fuck you
* CelebrityResemblance: According to Pan himself and people who seen him in real life, he looks like Dib from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
* CloudCuckoolander: Pan. For starters, every review has him give himself a subtitle under his name (i.e. Once ate his own head, {{Tsundere}} Tomato, etc.).
* CrossOver: With ''WebVideo/MrCoat''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Looking back at his videos, there's a ''significant'' evolution throughout the series. From a sketchy drawing of Pan just talking about whatever cartoon he wants to talk about to an actual setting, gags, and occasional music videos and animated skits.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Pan started editing his video titles to include "RebelTaxi LOVES [show here]" or "RebelTaxi HATES [show here]" to avoid confusing people.
* FanBoy:
** The few real-life shots of Pan's room are shown to be full of merchandise from all sorts of cartoons and cons. He's also prone to talking about his favorite animators, like Creator/{{Craig McCracken}} and Creator/GenndyTartakovsky.
** He's stated many times over that, while Cartoon Network has made some bad decisions in the past (like the infamous NetworkDecay the network temporarily suffered from in the late 00s), he greatly prefers CN over Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. His reasoning is because CN is more willing to experiment and treats most of their classic shows with respect, while Nickelodeon relies way too much on ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' reruns to keep up its viewership of young children.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Pan avoids letting his real life face be seen by fans, and any other details outside of his voice and cartoon self.
* HumanityEnsues: WordOfGod states that Pan is a humanized [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Umbreon]]. [[FlipFlopOfGod Other times]] he's been described as a humanoid [[MeaningfulName pizza]] and said his hat is [[FurAndLoathing a skinned Umbreon]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Somehow managed to get ''actual porn'' footage into "Top 10 Failed ANIMATED PILOTS". That's all we're going to say here.
** He pulled it again in his "Top 10 Goth Girls" video.
*** And yet again in his ''My life as a teenage robot'' review.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** The beginning of his ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' review had him state that he would never watch [[GirlShowGhetto a show meant for little girls,]] then flashing back to his ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' review. When reviewing ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', he talks about no grown man wanting to admit their love for girls' shows, while hugging [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy Hooves]]. In his Creator/{{Toonami}} Retrospective, he expresses distain for people wearing Franchise/{{Naruto}} headbands anywhere, asserting that people should care more about what they are wearing... while he himself is in a Pinkie Pie T-shirt.
** Parodied in his ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' rant, where, after railing on everything he hates about the show, concludes that, once his ''own'' terrible animation will be finished, he'll never be allowed to complain about it again.
* InformedAttribute: In real life, Pan is Mexican and Ken from the podcast is Black. Justified as that they're represented by [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen cartoon drawings]].
* LostEpisode:
** Midnight Society started as a sub series about these episodes.
** RealLife example is the lost audio from his ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' review where he reviewed ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', as well as the first part of the ''Pizza Party Podcast''[='=]s [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13th episode]].
* MostWritersAreMale: He picked up some flack for his "Top 10 Lovable Jerks" episode when all of the female characters were lumped together as "{{Tsundere}}s," while all the other choices were male.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pan remembers rumors about Ted Turner cancelling ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' should [[BannedEpisode "Boston"]] ever be leaked. Upon discovering that the show has been cancelled, and that the episode had a sudden surge of interest after his "Top 10 Lost Animations" video, he doesn't take it very well...
-->'''Pan:''' Oh look, [[IHaveToGoIronMyDog I left the stove on in the car]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'll be back]].
* NightmareFetishist: Possibly. He hopes the little girl from ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' will be [[LiteralMinded literally]] split inside out, and expressed interest in a version of ''Film/OsmosisJones'' where the inside-the-body scenes are made using stop-motion and ''real internal organs''.
* NightmareFuel[[invoked]]: His "Creepy Disturbing Cartoon Moments" videos.
* NonIndicativeName: The name "Rebel Taxi" seems mostly to refer to Pan's color scheme and not much else.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: He gave a fairly positive review of the ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion XL'', as well as the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' game. He also gave credit to ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}: the Search for Reptar'' as fun for fans of the show. Hell, in his ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' review, he admitted to liking the much-maligned ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsRoadRage'' for combing CrazyTaxi game-play with ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' humor.
* NostalgiaFilter:
** He devotes a whole video rant to debunking the arguments of "90s Kids". In particular he pointed out how hypocritical some people can be regarding the longevity of certain cartoons (like how these people keep wishing ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and other "90s cartoons" were still around, while these same people also complain that Spongebob, a cartoon that also started in the 90s, needed to end years ago), saying that if most of the older cartoons were still on TV then fans would just be complaining about SeasonalRot.
** Also discussed in his GuiltyPleasures video, where he says that things you loved as a kid aren't as good as you thought. For example, he talks about loving the soundtrack from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' as a kid, which his older cousin hated. Nowadays, his opinion is quite different.
-->'''Pan:''' That soundtrack was terrible, [[BigOMG oh my god]]!
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: I'd like to X his/her Y.
* OnceAnEpisode: The ending caption under the taxi at the end of the videos, most of the time being some variation of "I await your ____", usually relating to the episode.
* OneOfUs [[invoked]]: Hi, everyone.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Who really wants to be good at ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}''?
* PerverseSexualLust: "''[[AuthorAppeal GOOOOOOTH GIIIIIIIIIRLS!!]]''"
** Used to (jokingly) express this for Derpy Hooves, but for some reason suddenly started hating the character (again jokingly).
** [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Raven]], as several other Creator/TaraStrong characters.
-->'''Pan:''' I wanna get cold and hard on Raven's soft warm insides!
** Has been known to dry hump posters of his "waifus" on occasion.
* {{Podcast}}: The ''Pizza Party Podcast'', which usually consists of a motley crew of Pan and some of his Skype contacts discussing cartoons.
* PottyFailure: Used in "Top 10 WORST Animated REBOOTS REVIVALS" on the introduction of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':
-->'''Pan:''' ''Xiaolin Showdown'' was my shit. ''(fart sound)'' Oh no, and there was my shit! Whoops! ''(voice lowers into a depressed tone)'' Oh, no. ''(squishing sound)'' This is a mess.
* PrecisionFStrike: In his "Top 10 Worst Creator/CartoonNetwork Moments" video, Pan remarks that the decision to make CN Real in 2009 was "more fucking retarded then an orgy in a shortbus."
* PretendPrejudice: Against fanboys. Though sometimes it's not so pretend.
* ReclusiveArtist: The only chance people have of seeing Pan's real face (outside of happening to meet in in real life) is if he were to get to the $5000 a month mark on his Patreon.
* ReferenceOverdosed:
A 24 year old pizza revewing lot of his comedy has to do with jokes about other cartoons.
* RunningGag: "I'd like to X his Y" from his first top five current cartoons.
** Repeated use of "The prom is ''tomorrow''!" from Creator/HarryPartridge's "American Akira" in his ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' review.
* ShoutOut: He doesn't like giving these to fans for no reason, though often showcases fan art during bumpers in his reviews/retrospectives and on his blog (especially if they're pornographic).
** [[invoked]] In his video about the top 10 Worst Animated Intros, Pan riffs on the intro of ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' that Music/DeathGrips sold out. And then "[[MemeticMutation 1000%!! I USED TO GIVE A FUCK]]" pop up.
* ShownTheirWork: Pan does a lot of looking into whatever he talks about, such as mentioning that Creator/LaurenFaust's attempt at pitching ''WesternAnimation/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'' is what put her in charge of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* TheStinger: Episodes of the Pizza Party Podcast typically end with Pan's characters Emily and Stephany Vasquez (both voiced by himself) singing karaoke.
* TakeThat:
** A pretty blatant one towards ''WebAnimation/{{Benthelooney}}'' appears at the beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uWKkndwrCs "Rebel Taxi Hates 90s KIDS Rant."]], complete with a crudely UsefulNotes/MSPaint drawn Pan with a breathy voice talking about how much he loves 90's cartoons and
kids cartoonstoday "ain't got nothin."
** He also seems to really have it in for ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''.
** He's taken a couple of jabs at ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'''s controversial finale, particularly at its [[UpToEleven incredibly]] [[LimitedAnimation limited animation]].
-->'''Pan:''' After all, we ''are'' talking about the same studio that blew their budget on ''Evangelion'' so hard, they had to finish the final episode using '''goddamn Crayola markers.'''
** His "Top 10 Worst NICKELODEON Moments & Controversies" video has a subtle one towards WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter:
-->'''Pan:''' Grow up to become the adult that tells kids they can't watch a certain cartoon because ''I'' don't like it? ''To hell with that!''
** His ''VideoGame/CelDamage'' review has a clear mocking of toy reviewer Mike Mozart, complete with him begging for 'five stars' (based off the old YouTube rating system).
** In part 4 of the "Top 5 CURRENT Modern Cartoons & Anime" series, he refers to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' as "the poor man's ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''".
* TantrumThrowing: He gets pretty upset when he finds out he can't get a review copy of a game.
** Destroys room after including Quagmire in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5ACV3ItsNw Top 10 Animated Perverts]]
* TheyJustDidntCare: [[invoked]] In this list of the worst animated intros, title only intros came to the top because he felt they were zero-effort.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Happens every now and then. For example, at the end of his first part of creepy/disturbing moments of modern cartoons:
-->'''Pan-Pizza:''' For now, I call this meeting of the [[Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark Midnight Society]] closed....bitches.
* YourMom: When Pan calls Music/RingoStarr in his review of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls: Dance Pantsed'', many of his songs have this in the title.
* VocalEvolution: Compare his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0N2ABzdPC4 review]] of ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' to his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq1c1G25VBc Top 10 Goths]].
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