History YMMV / ToddInTheShadows

1st Dec '16 12:38:51 PM BugsFan17
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*** [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] with former 1D member Zayn Malik, whose solo debut "Pillowtalk" was reviewed by Todd and named a contender for the worst song of the year.
** To an extent, the Chainsmokers. After excoriating "#selfie" two years prior, he says, despite its flaws, that he really enjoys "Closer." Still not big on the band itself, but he's giving them a shot.
** Fellow "somehow-not-a-OneHitWonder" Mike Posner also earned respect from Todd for the remix of "I Took a Pill in Ibiza." He wasn't exactly in the Scrappy Heap to begin with, though (he would be if Todd had taken him more seriously), and the original version of "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" was so bad Todd pulled a gun on it.
1st Dec '16 12:30:52 PM BugsFan17
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** I guess Todd just thought some questions were more important to consider than others. Just flat-out stating Washington didn't win an Oscar before ''Training Day'' is false, double meaning or no. Plus, a lot of the other questions are pretty stupid.

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** *** I guess Todd just thought some questions were more important to consider than others. Just flat-out stating Washington didn't win an Oscar before ''Training Day'' is false, double meaning or no. Plus, a lot of the other questions are pretty stupid.


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*** Speaking of: one of the lines he dismisses as "stupid" from Jadakiss' "Why" asks how Arnold Schwarzenegger could be elected governor of California when he had no prior political experience. Because lord knows that couldn't happen on a larger scale...
28th Nov '16 11:41:33 AM Angeldeb82
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* CounterpartComparison: Some fans and viewers have noted a similarity between Todd and ''{{A Dose Of Buckley}}'' (his musical autopsy videos anyway) but all admit that Todd is nicer to the songs.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Manages to do a pretty good piano cover of whatever song he's about to review, [[OncePerEpisode whenever the episode starts]].
* CounterpartComparison: Some fans and viewers have noted a similarity between Todd and ''{{A Dose Of Buckley}}'' ''ADoseOfBuckley'' (his musical autopsy videos anyway) but all admit that Todd is nicer to the songs.



*** This is even {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in his worst of 2013 list where he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]] claims it to be the result of time traveling.

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*** This is even {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in his worst of 2013 list where he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilariously]] claims it to be the result of time traveling.



** In the prelude of his review of "Talk Dirty" he goes off on Jason [=DeRulo=] for supposedly calling the girl he's singing about "a shit girl". The lyric is "Baby you're the shit, girl.". A popular (albeit, in this context, kind of stupid) way of expressing something is awesome.

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** In the prelude of his review of "Talk Dirty" he goes off on Jason [=DeRulo=] for supposedly calling the girl he's singing about "a shit girl". The lyric is "Baby you're the shit, girl.". " A popular (albeit, in this context, kind of stupid) way of expressing something is awesome.



** When talking about ''Jadakiss'' "Why" in his "Worst Hit Songs of 2004 list" it was clear he didn't do much research(or just does not know much about rap music) as he missed several meanings in the song. For example taking the line "Why, at the bar you ain't taking straight shots instead of poppin Cris" at face value and assuming it was just about alcohol, when that line was clearly a double-meaning referring to the previous line in the song asking why 2Pac and Chris(Notorious B.I.G.) were killed. The lyric was actually asking why Biggie's killer didn't shoot up his after-party instead of killing Chris. Then when talking about the line asking "Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it"(the best actor Oscar) Todd mentions how that was not the only Oscar Denzel won an Oscar, while that is true, ''TrainingDay'' was his first time winning an oscar for Best Actor(as opposed to best Supporting Actor in "Glory") and it was the first time since 1963 that a black actor had won a Best Actor Oscar, and many felt it was far from Denzel's best performance(many thought he should've won an Oscar for his portrayal in "Malcolm X" instead), therefore the line was actually pointing out how black people in the industry can only get awards if they subjugate themselves to whites or conform to stereotypes, also many of the lines that Todd says are stupid questions are actually perfectly reasonable (I.E. asking how Arnold could possibly be elected as governor of California, especially considering he had no degrees in finance, policy, or law and hed also never held an elected office before this and was handed the highest office in the state of California)

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** When talking about ''Jadakiss'' "Why" in his "Worst Hit Songs of 2004 list" it was clear he didn't do much research(or research (or just does not know much about rap music) as he missed several meanings in the song. For example taking the line "Why, at the bar you ain't taking straight shots instead of poppin Cris" at face value and assuming it was just about alcohol, when that line was clearly a double-meaning referring to the previous line in the song asking why 2Pac and Chris(Notorious Chris (Notorious B.I.G.) were killed. The lyric was actually asking why Biggie's killer didn't shoot up his after-party instead of killing Chris. Then when talking about the line asking "Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it"(the it" (the best actor Oscar) Todd mentions how that was not the only Oscar Denzel won an Oscar, while that is true, ''TrainingDay'' was his first time winning an oscar Oscar for Best Actor(as opposed to best Supporting Actor in "Glory") and it was the first time since 1963 that a black actor had won a Best Actor Oscar, and many felt it was far from Denzel's best performance(many performance (many thought he should've won an Oscar for his portrayal in "Malcolm X" instead), therefore the line was actually pointing out how black people in the industry can only get awards if they subjugate themselves to whites or conform to stereotypes, also many of the lines that Todd says are stupid questions are actually perfectly reasonable (I.E. asking how Arnold could possibly be elected as governor of California, especially considering he had no degrees in finance, policy, or law and hed also never held an elected office before this and was handed the highest office in the state of California)



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Manages to do a pretty good piano cover of whatever song he's about to review, [[OnceAnEpisode whenever the episode starts]].



* FridgeBrilliance: Did you notice how he performed ''Music/{{Friday}}'' in a much less mocking manner than most TGWTG cast members? Do you recall when he told his fans on Twitter that he wasn't going to make fun of the song, as "at this point, it would just be cruel"? [[IGaveMyWord He gave his word]].
** In his One Hit Wonder review of Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting", his suggestion that the song's lyrics sound like the excited babble of a young {{fanboy}} who's just come out of a kung fu film set to music. And also his reasoning to support his theory that black Americans in the seventies loved kung fu films.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Did you notice how he performed ''Music/{{Friday}}'' in a much less mocking manner than most TGWTG cast members? Do you recall when he told his fans on Twitter that he wasn't going to make fun of the song, as "at this point, it would just be cruel"? [[IGaveMyWord He gave his word]].
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** In his One Hit One-Hit Wonder review of Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting", his suggestion that the song's lyrics sound like the excited babble of a young {{fanboy}} who's just come out of a kung fu film set to music. And also his reasoning to support his theory that black Americans in the seventies loved kung fu films.



** He's been getting torn apart on {{Website/Tumblr}} after he stated on Twitter how much he hates ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'', ''HowToTrainYourDragon'', ''KungFuPanda'', Film/''{{Avatar}}'' and ''AmericanHustle''

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** He's been getting torn apart on {{Website/Tumblr}} after he stated on Twitter how much he hates ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'', ''HowToTrainYourDragon'', ''KungFuPanda'', Film/''{{Avatar}}'' ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''AmericanHustle'' ''Film/AmericanHustle''



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the "Worst of 2014" list, in which he put "Take Me to Church" on the honorable mentions for the worst list despite being asked if he would put it on the best list.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the "Worst of 2014" list, in which he put "Take Me to Church" on the honorable mentions for the worst list despite being asked if he would put it on the best list.



* MisaimedFandom: The {{Shipteas|e}}ing between Todd and ObscurusLupa was played for laughs, yet the shipping is occasionally taken at face value by fans.

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* MisaimedFandom: The {{Shipteas|e}}ing {{Ship Teas|e}}ing between Todd and ObscurusLupa WebVideo/ObscurusLupa was played for laughs, yet the shipping is occasionally taken at face value by fans.



* OneTrueThreesome: As mentioned, a large percentage of TGWTG fanfic that involves Todd is him in an OT3 with frequent collaborators, [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paw]] and [[WebVideo/PushingUpRoses Roses.]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In 2011, he was extremely disappointed with BrunoMars lackluster songs, however, since 2012, he has been loving his retro songs, with a few exceptions.

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* OneTrueThreesome: As mentioned, a large percentage of TGWTG fanfic that involves Todd is him in an OT3 with frequent collaborators, [[WebVideo/PawDugan Paw]] WebVideo/{{Paw|Dugan}} and [[WebVideo/PushingUpRoses Roses.]]
Roses]].
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In 2011, he was extremely disappointed with BrunoMars Music/BrunoMars lackluster songs, however, since 2012, he has been loving his retro songs, with a few exceptions.



* WTHCastingAgency: Todd is confused as to why Jessie J is cast as the good girl and Ariana Grande as the bad girl in "Bang, Bang"

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* WTHCastingAgency: Todd is confused as to why Jessie J is cast as the good girl and Ariana Grande as the bad girl in "Bang, Bang"Bang".
17th Nov '16 6:42:42 AM BenMitchell90
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** In his Worst Hit Songs of 2015 list, he said of "Fight Song" (the #2 entry) "If this is your fight song, ''you're going to lose''." Fast-forward to election day 2016 when UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, who had used "Fight Song" in her campaign, lost the presidency to Creator/DonaldTrump. (Todd wasn't a big fan of Clinton, but favored her over Trump by miles, and was shocked and distraught when Trump won.)
7th Oct '16 11:36:10 AM Scsigs
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*** On top of that, in his "Uma Thurman" review, he gets a few facts wrong. Fall Out Boy were struggling with their third album, ''Infinity On High'', when it was their fourth, ''Folie à Deux'' that they really struggled with. It was also a hiatus, not a break up, that they did after 6 years of constant touring & music making that burned them out. When they reformed, they didn't "come crawling back to each other." Patrick & Pete started writing new material, then Andy & Joe were brought in to help. They subsequently recorded ''Save Rock and Roll'' & relaunched the band. They also were only more overtly Emo for ''From Under the Cork Tree'', then phased most of it out by the time ''Infinity on High'' was written & recorded, so they weren't always Emo. He also seems to think ''Folie'' & ''Infinity'' are one album, judging by the way he put the music video for their song, "I Don't Care" in for the video clips used, though that could be reading into things a bit.

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*** On top of that, in his "Uma Thurman" review, he gets a few facts wrong. He said Fall Out Boy were struggling with their third album, ''Infinity On High'', when it was their fourth, ''Folie à Deux'' that they really struggled with. It was also a hiatus, not a break up, that they did after 6 years of constant touring & music making that burned them out. When they reformed, they didn't "come crawling back to each other." Patrick & Pete started writing new material, then Andy & Joe were brought in to help. They subsequently recorded ''Save Rock and Roll'' & relaunched the band. They also were only more overtly Emo for ''From Under the Cork Tree'', then phased most of it out by the time ''Infinity on High'' was written & recorded, so they weren't always Emo. He also seems to think ''Folie'' & ''Infinity'' are one album, judging by the way he put the music video for their song, "I Don't Care" in for the video clips used, though that could be reading into things a bit.
7th Oct '16 11:35:11 AM Scsigs
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*** On top of that, in his "Uma Thurman" review, he gets a few facts wrong. Fall Out Boy were struggling with their third album, ''Infinity On High'', when it was their fourth, ''Folie à Deaux'' that they really struggled with. It was also a hiatus, not a break up, that they did after 6 years of constant touring & music making that burned them out. When they reformed, they didn't "come crawling back to each other." Patrick & Pete started writing new material, then Andy & Joe were brought in to help. They subsequently recorded ''Save Rock and Roll'' & relaunched the band. They also were only more overtly Emo for ''From Under the Cork Tree'', then phased most of it out by the time ''Infinity on High'' was written & recorded, so they weren't always Emo. He also seems to think ''Folie'' & ''Infinity'' are one album, judging by the way he put the music video for their song, "I Don't Care" in for the video clips used, though that could be reading into things a bit.

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*** On top of that, in his "Uma Thurman" review, he gets a few facts wrong. Fall Out Boy were struggling with their third album, ''Infinity On High'', when it was their fourth, ''Folie à Deaux'' Deux'' that they really struggled with. It was also a hiatus, not a break up, that they did after 6 years of constant touring & music making that burned them out. When they reformed, they didn't "come crawling back to each other." Patrick & Pete started writing new material, then Andy & Joe were brought in to help. They subsequently recorded ''Save Rock and Roll'' & relaunched the band. They also were only more overtly Emo for ''From Under the Cork Tree'', then phased most of it out by the time ''Infinity on High'' was written & recorded, so they weren't always Emo. He also seems to think ''Folie'' & ''Infinity'' are one album, judging by the way he put the music video for their song, "I Don't Care" in for the video clips used, though that could be reading into things a bit.
7th Oct '16 10:54:53 AM Scsigs
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** He mentions Fall Out Boy seems to always be competing with Panic! at the Disco, despite the fact both bands are signed to the same record label, and members of Panic! are actually big Fall Out Boy fans (in fact it was thanks to FOB that Panic!'s music career got kick-started).

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** He mentions Fall Out Boy seems to always be competing with Panic! at the Disco, despite the fact both bands are signed to the same record label, and members of Panic! are actually big Fall Out Boy fans (in fact it was thanks to FOB that Panic!'s music career got kick-started). Though, to be fair, Panic! ''does'' tend to emulate Fall Out Boy in a lot of ways & others have noticed their similarities, so it's understandable.
*** On top of that, in his "Uma Thurman" review, he gets a few facts wrong. Fall Out Boy were struggling with their third album, ''Infinity On High'', when it was their fourth, ''Folie à Deaux'' that they really struggled with. It was also a hiatus, not a break up, that they did after 6 years of constant touring & music making that burned them out. When they reformed, they didn't "come crawling back to each other." Patrick & Pete started writing new material, then Andy & Joe were brought in to help. They subsequently recorded ''Save Rock and Roll'' & relaunched the band. They also were only more overtly Emo for ''From Under the Cork Tree'', then phased most of it out by the time ''Infinity on High'' was written & recorded, so they weren't always Emo. He also seems to think ''Folie'' & ''Infinity'' are one album, judging by the way he put the music video for their song, "I Don't Care" in for the video clips used, though that could be reading into things a bit.
22nd Sep '16 4:56:49 PM BugsFan17
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** Occasionally disses well-loved songs/albums on Twitter (''Music/Grace'', ''Music/OKComputer'', and [[Music/LedZeppelin "Kashmir,"]] for instance), but they actually don't seem to get that huge a negative reaction. He did, however, note that people were very annoyed that he not only likes "Get Lucky," he thinks it's Daft Punk's best song by a mile. [[note]] That isn't to say he doesn't like Daft Punk, of course. He previously stated his favorite song of theirs was "Digital Love" in an FAQ that came out 2 years prior to "Get Lucky."[[/note]]

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** Occasionally disses well-loved songs/albums on Twitter (''Music/Grace'', (''Music/{{Grace}}'', ''Music/OKComputer'', and [[Music/LedZeppelin "Kashmir,"]] for instance), but they actually don't seem to get that huge a negative reaction. He did, however, note that people were very annoyed that he not only likes "Get Lucky," he thinks it's Daft Punk's best song by a mile. [[note]] That isn't to say he doesn't like Daft Punk, of course. He previously stated his favorite song of theirs was "Digital Love" in an FAQ that came out 2 years prior to "Get Lucky."[[/note]]
22nd Sep '16 4:56:11 PM BugsFan17
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** Any time he's asked on Twitter what his favorite song by a particular band/artist is, his answer usually changes each time. One guy noted he's given three different answers for what his favorite Music/DavidBowie song is.


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** Occasionally disses well-loved songs/albums on Twitter (''Music/Grace'', ''Music/OKComputer'', and [[Music/LedZeppelin "Kashmir,"]] for instance), but they actually don't seem to get that huge a negative reaction. He did, however, note that people were very annoyed that he not only likes "Get Lucky," he thinks it's Daft Punk's best song by a mile. [[note]] That isn't to say he doesn't like Daft Punk, of course. He previously stated his favorite song of theirs was "Digital Love" in an FAQ that came out 2 years prior to "Get Lucky."[[/note]]
20th Sep '16 6:51:12 PM BugsFan17
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** I guess Todd just thought some questions were more important to consider than others. Just flat-out stating Washington didn't win an Oscar before ''Training Day'' is false, double meaning or no. Plus, a lot of the other questions are pretty stupid.
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