History Webvideo / DemoReel

15th Jun '18 4:21:11 PM Lattelawyer
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* AsHimself: Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/UncleYo, Creator/{{Egoraptor}} [[spoiler: , Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Brad Jones, Lindsay Ellis, Nella Inserra, and Rob Walker]].

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* AsHimself: Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/UncleYo, Creator/{{Egoraptor}} [[spoiler: , Doug Creator/{{Egoraptor}}, [[spoiler:Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Brad Jones, Lindsay Ellis, Nella Inserra, and Rob Walker]].
7th Jun '18 7:19:28 PM lakingsif
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* DefiedTrope: Rebecca and Tacoma set up pretty early on that they refuse to be the [[invoked]] MsFanservice and EthnicScrappy. Donnie also has no interest in being the [[{{Gayngst}} commonly tragic]] ButNotTooBi lead, instead making the moves on anyone he likes and having angst about everything else in his life. [[spoiler: sadly he falls into tradition in the end and [[BuryYourGays dies]]]].

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* DefiedTrope: Rebecca and Tacoma set up pretty early on that they refuse to be the [[invoked]] MsFanservice and EthnicScrappy. Donnie also has no interest in being the [[{{Gayngst}} commonly tragic]] ButNotTooBi lead, instead making the moves on anyone he likes and having angst about everything else in his life. [[spoiler: sadly Sadly he falls into tradition in the end and [[BuryYourGays dies]]]].
30th May '18 6:23:12 PM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion: In the ''Film/LostInTranslation'' episode, Donnie and Uncle Yo run into a cosplayer dressed as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. Donnie has no idea who she's supposed to be; Uncle Yo quips that she's dressed as [[WebVideo/BumReviews some homeless person]].
5th May '18 11:56:34 AM Malady
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* ShoutOut: Donnie DuPre is named after Don Dupree, a producer of ''Siskel and Ebert and The Movies''.

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* ShoutOut: Donnie DuPre [=DuPre=] is named after Don Dupree, a producer of ''Siskel and Ebert and The Movies''.
21st Apr '18 8:53:17 AM emeriin
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* AccentuateTheNegative: Slammed hard in "Blue Patches", as Donnie yells at the family and in extension, reviewers and nerd culture, for only thinking about how they can best mock everything they don't like and not about the emotions or people behind them.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: Slammed hard in "Blue Patches", as Donnie yells at the family and in extension, reviewers and nerd culture, for only thinking about how they can best mock everything they don't like and not about the emotions or people behind them.



* AuthorAppeal: With Doug's taste for dominant women, it's no surprise that Rebecca gets to handle a lot of huge guns.

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* AuthorAppeal: AuthorAppeal:
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With Doug's taste for dominant women, it's no surprise that Rebecca gets to handle a lot of huge guns.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Donnie, Rebecca, Tacoma, Quinn and Karl have one thing in common: they're all conventionally pleasing to the eye. Collins and the family, on the other hand, are made to look as unappealing as possible.



** [[http://blip.tv/bum-reviews/bum-review-hunger-games-catching-fire-6694518 A]] [[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=595463193853479&id=127127037353766 lot]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nc-bridge-to-terabithia-6643147 of]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-turbo-a-power-rangers-movie-6608235 Doug's]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/43078-adventure-time-vlogs-up-a-tree work now]] has trashing child stars for growing up "slutty" or "crazy". Sorry Donnie.



* DarkReprise: Of all things, the Pokemon theme song. The first time is with Uncle Yo, where Donnie's just euphoric at these people giving him love. But the second time is with Egoraptor after Yo is mad at him, and he just looks like he wants to hide in a corner.

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* DarkReprise: Of all things, the Pokemon theme song. The first time is with Uncle Yo, where Donnie's just euphoric so happy at these people giving him love. But the second time is with Egoraptor after Yo is mad at him, and he just looks like he wants to hide in a corner.



* DeusAngstMachina: Donnie's entire life: [[spoiler: his dad left when he was little, his mom killed herself while he was filming a movie and so he gave his worst performance ever, he got so abused by strangers because of it that he disappeared from Hollywood and changed his name, he got married to a woman that doesn't love him, he was excluded from his remaining family, he tried remaking movies to get back at the system but they always failed, held out hope that things would get better only to be told (as gently as possible by Tacoma and Rebecca, and bluntly by Quinn and Karl) that he would always suck, sunk into depression at a con, got over that but got kidnapped at gunpoint, was left in the woods to starve or get killed, was held captive by a {{yandere}} family who loved seeing him in pain, got out of that with restored confidence but soon his friends started disappearing one by one and making him think he needed to be committed, finds out that ''all of that'' was a waste of time because he's just someone else who needed punishment in purgatory, loses all his friends once again for "the greater good", and turns back into being the Critic.]]

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* DeusAngstMachina: Donnie's entire life: [[spoiler: his dad left when life really sucks, but he was little, his mom killed herself while he was filming a movie and so he gave his worst performance ever, he got so abused by strangers because of it that he disappeared from Hollywood and changed his name, he got married tries to a woman that doesn't love him, he was excluded from his remaining family, he tried remaking movies to get back at keep positive until the system but they always failed, held out hope that things would get better only to be told (as gently as possible by Tacoma and Rebecca, and bluntly by Quinn and Karl) that he would always suck, sunk into depression at a con, got Creator fucks him over that but got kidnapped at gunpoint, was left in the woods to starve or get killed, was held captive by a {{yandere}} family who loved seeing him in pain, got out of that with restored confidence but soon harder and {{retcon}}s his friends started disappearing one by one and making him think he needed to be committed, finds out that ''all of that'' was a waste of time because he's just someone else who needed punishment in purgatory, loses all his friends once again for "the greater good", and turns back into being the Critic.]]life as unnecessary punishment.



* DidYouJustHaveSex: As soon as Rebecca says she will never wear the burned swim-cap, it cuts to her singing with it on. But she's happy about it and her skin looks pretty glowy, so Donnie must have "convinced" her somehow.
** Donnie himself in the stinger for the pilot. His eyes are glazed over and his face and neck look completely wrecked.



* EveryoneIsBi: Apart from Rebecca (as there was no other girl she could hang out with), everyone had at least one moment full of HomoeroticSubtext. Some more than others, ''Donnie''.

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* EveryoneIsBi: Apart from Rebecca (as there was no other girl she could hang out with), everyone had at least one moment full of HomoeroticSubtext. Some more than others, ''Donnie''.Donnie was conceived as bisexual from the start.



** For the fourth episode, Rebecca gets a big, insightful speech about the shoddy treatment of actresses in the industry.

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** For the fourth episode, Rebecca gets a big, insightful big speech about the shoddy treatment of actresses in the industry.industry that Rachel said was half written by the Walkers and half improvised from her own experiences.



* {{Retcon}}: Watch WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and it's made clear that Critic's sacrificing his life half because [[DrivenToSuicide he wanted to]] and half for his friends. "The Review Must Go On" tries to have us believe it was just for the sake of the plot only.
** WordOfGod even confirmed in the TBF commentary that Critic made ''sure'' he died a martyr by putting on a JerkassFacade so the others wouldn't care. Now the tune is changed and he "couldn't handle the paradox of his own martyrdom".
** The continuity-strangling goes back to funny little Looney-Tunes-rip-off ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', as the whole reason Critic invaded the nation in the first place was because he hated his job and wanted out.
** The beginning of the Reloaded Reviews hammer the final nail in the coffin, as they were done when Doug still wanted nothing more to do with the Critic and it starts off with {{drama queen}}ing about how the PlotHole is hell being proved wrong when he gets served a drink.
** Lampshaded in the CallForward beginning of “The Dark Knight Returns”, as a post-TBF Critic reacts upset to the thought of coming back; he put everything on the line to come into the PlotHole and everyone would see him as a phony.

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* {{Retcon}}: Watch WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee Both the show and it's made clear that Critic's sacrificing his life half because [[DrivenToSuicide he wanted to]] arc get smacked nonsensically with "Donnie is a purgatory for Critic whose trying to be good was a paradox". It makes no sense, and half for his friends. "The Review Must Go On" tries to have us believe it was just for the sake of the plot only.
** WordOfGod even
Doug confirmed in the TBF commentary that Critic made ''sure'' he died a martyr by putting on a JerkassFacade so the others wouldn't care. Now the tune is changed and he "couldn't handle the paradox of his own martyrdom".
** The continuity-strangling goes back to funny little Looney-Tunes-rip-off ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', as the whole reason Critic invaded the nation in the first place
this was because he hated his job and wanted out.
** The beginning of the Reloaded Reviews hammer the final nail in the coffin, as they were done when Doug still wanted nothing more to do with the Critic and it starts off with {{drama queen}}ing about how the PlotHole is hell being proved wrong when he gets served a drink.
** Lampshaded in the CallForward beginning of “The Dark Knight Returns”, as a post-TBF Critic reacts upset to the thought of coming back; he put everything on the line to come into the PlotHole and everyone would see him as a phony.
intentional bitterness.
16th Apr '18 8:33:06 AM LavonPapillon1
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* AmbiguouslyTrained: It is implied that Karl Copenhagen and Quinn may or may not have been members of the East German secret police and the [=IRA=] respectively. Ask and they'll deny it.
8th Apr '18 9:40:35 AM Beatman1
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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Rachel's gorgeous but she gets very little gaze compared to Jim's arms, Malcolm's muscles in a dress, Rob's [[ArousedByTheirVoice sexy]] accent and Doug's... [[MrFanservice everything]].
22nd Feb '18 8:01:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BehindTheBlack: When Donnie chases RobPaulsen to get him to sing "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko's World]]" for him, Rob "hides" in the middle of open hallways by standing where the camera won't see him, even standing ''right in front of Donnie'' while Donnie has the camera pointed at himself.

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* BehindTheBlack: When Donnie chases RobPaulsen Creator/RobPaulsen to get him to sing "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko's World]]" for him, Rob "hides" in the middle of open hallways by standing where the camera won't see him, even standing ''right in front of Donnie'' while Donnie has the camera pointed at himself.
24th Jan '18 11:10:34 AM costanton11
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** Donnie's wife's voice is heard in episode 3, played by [[spoiler: MaraWilson.]]

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** Donnie's wife's voice is heard in episode 3, played by [[spoiler: MaraWilson.Creator/MaraWilson.]]
20th Jan '18 8:34:25 PM AdelePotter
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* CreepyUncle: Rebecca's Uncle Frank, who she drunkenly reveals sexually abused her when she was young. Tacoma is understandably horrified, but Rebecca seems to be coping as best she can.
* CriticalResearchFailure:[[invoked]] In-universe, ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' is mocked for Bruce leaving the other prisoners to rot after escaping the pit. He actually throws a rope down to the other prisoners right after. The ''Skyfall'' parody mocks that Bond did not simply kill Silva and his two guards when he was ordered to shoot the glass of scotch off of Severine's head. However, the reason Bond didn't do this in the film itself is because he was given a Flintlock Pistol, which has only one shot per round, plus the henchmen held a gun to Bond's head to ensure he only aims for the whiskey. However, mistakes and flubs like these can be attributed to Donnie's terrible directing.



* CriticalResearchFailure:[[invoked]] In-universe, ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' is mocked for Bruce leaving the other prisoners to rot after escaping the pit. He actually throws a rope down to the other prisoners right after. The ''Skyfall'' parody mocks that Bond did not simply kill Silva and his two guards when he was ordered to shoot the glass of scotch off of Severine's head. However, the reason Bond didn't do this in the film itself is because he was given a Flintlock Pistol, which has only one shot per round, plus the henchmen held a gun to Bond's head to ensure he only aims for the whiskey. However, mistakes and flubs like these can be attributed to Donnie's terrible directing.
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