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->''"There's no good movies or bad movies, there's just movies you like and don't like."''

'''Douglas Darien "Doug" Walker''' (born November 17, 1981) ''is'' Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Which is to say, he's the bespectacled man the site is (formerly) named after, not that he has a case of ''[[IAmTheNoun l'etat c'est moi]]''. The main star of his site, he has so many characters you'd think he had Multiple Personality Disorder.

!!His original characters include:
* The Nostalgia Critic in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and the game show ''Pop Quiz Hot Shot''
* Donnie Dupre, the director in ''WebVideo/DemoReel''.
* That Guy With The Glasses of ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses''
* Chester A. Bum of ''WebVideo/BumReviews''
* Dominic the Bartender of ''VideoGameConfessions''
* Douchey [=McNitpick=], a StrawFan spoof of {{Troll}} commenters.
* Black Dog Bill, a {{Pirate}} telling MemeticBadass jokes about Bloodbeard Joe.
* Emo Jones, a spoof of [[invoked]]{{Wangst}}y people.
* Reverend Nutjob, a spoof of preachers. His antics include just being, well, nutty. He once looked at a guy in a light yellow suit and asked God to "[[ImpossiblyTackyClothes heal this man's fashion sense]]".
* Himself, credited initially as The Writer, in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', ''The Review Must Go On'', and ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''s review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender''
* Tom, the TroubledButCute new neighbor in ''WebVideo/TheCartoonShow''. Notable because said show doesn't have him writing or directing anything, just acting.
* The creepy father with a pipe who has appeared in several review skits so far, often playing against Tamara's mother and daughter characters.

!!His parody characters include:
* General Zod of ''Film/SupermanII''
* Raoul Puke, a character based on the works of Creator/HunterSThompson
* Melvin, brother of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga the Joker]]. Has been KilledOffForReal in a vid for charity.
* Tommy Wiseau, director/writer/producer/actor/possibly-alien from ''Film/TheRoom''
* Dr. Bitch Spasms, a ''Patch Adams'' analog highlighting why the movie character wouldn't make a good doctor. KilledOffForReal at the end of the ''Film/PatchAdams'' review.
* The spider-mutant version of Dr. Smith from the ''Film/LostInSpace'' movie.
* Lori Prince, a news personality in both the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' universe, and the Channel Awesome universe (according to WordOfGod, since his father, Larry Prince, is a news anchor on ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''). A parody of newscaster LarryKing.

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!!Notable tropes invoked by Doug Walker:
* AbandonShipping: [[invoked]] From ''Go With Me'', Doug was a big Finn/Marceline shipper and wanting Bubblegum to stay dead, but with ''What Was Missing'' he's more interested in Marceline/Bubblegum, even showing a picture of them in his "Are Kid Shows Now Better Than Ever" editorial while talking about exposing kids to gay couples before bigotry can take hold.
* AesopAmnesia: Invoked.
** He yells at himself for being a "typical white American" with mocking/not remembering the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode titles/characters and [[BrokenAesop breaking his own aesop]] with [[AnimationAgeGhetto always calling it a kids' show]], but carries on with both.
** If there was a DrinkingGame dedicated to how many times he promised to stop apologizing or overworking himself but kept doing so, hospital visits would go way up.
** Starting around 2013 or so, he seemed to have difficulty with his "like what you like/every movie is a little miracle" belief, mostly because of his BiasSteamroller against Bay and partly because he wants to piss fandom off with ''Dark Knight Rises''/''Man of Steel'' hate.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: [[invoked]]
** Doug really hated the episode "Keep Beach City Weird", but he loved Pearl's line about humans wanting something to fight when really they have no control and can't do anything about it so much that if the ep had been those five seconds he would have been happy.
** Doug likes a lot of things about the 2016 Ghostbusters movie, even though he's "meh to mildly positive" on the final product, but notably he admits that it (especially how the girls do more action) made him realize the flaws of the original which he still thinks is perfect.
* AdamAndEvePlot: Invoked for a giggle in an Anime Revolution panel, where he was asked whether he would choose Spoony or Nerd to have sex with to repopulate the earth. He picked Nerd because Spoony had already violated him and he wanted to make some fanfic come alive.
* AggressiveSubmissive: Massive AuthorAppeal. Critic, Donnie and Ask That Guy are all masochists into giving oral, but do most of the flirting. Even Doug himself (in AlterEgoActing mode, none of our business what he's like in reality) has identified as a LovableSexManiac who enjoys pain a lot.
* AllGermansAreNazis: In Critic behind the scenes and Korra s4 vlogs, he gets a lot of mileage out of being part German and pretending he's a nazi. Jason once asked him how many nazi jokes he's made and Doug admitted way too many.
-->'''Jason''': So why am I your friend again?
* AllTakeAndNoGive: In "Message Received", he mentions it's healthy to learn when to move on and when the person you're with is taking more from you than you're giving to them.
* AllTheGoodMenAreGay: Agreed upon by both Jori and Doug in the "Fionna and Cake" vlog as they say gay men are usually just so nice that they'd get all the women even if they were straight or bisexual.
* AlmostKiss: With Jason twice in "Fionna And Cake", Ed Glazer at the first charity drive, and several guys at cons ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_XWq8P74U with a few actual kisses]]). You notice a theme.
* AlterEgoActing: Oh, so much of it. There's even different versions of Doug (playing up his own crazy, the DepravedBisexual, ATG-lite, the PrimaDonnaDirector etc.) which gets a little confusing.
* AluminiumChristmasTrees: In the Forced Viewing July podcast, he recommends both [[http://www.alcohollywood.com/ Alcohollywood]] and [[http://mentalpod.com/ The Mental Illness]]. They sound like joke shows but they're both real.
* AnAesop:
** In ''On The Run'', Doug talks about how even though he loves ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' more overall, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have better more relatable messages for kids and adults.
** In ''Mockingjay Part II'', he hopes it'll get young people thinking "the world isn't out to get me, but I shouldn't trust everything either" and that it's less good vs evil and more the best situation to the worst situation.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Like Rob playing the BigBrotherBully, he will invoke for comedy. In reality it's more like BigBrotherWorship.
* AnimationAgeGhetto:
** Invoked with the Avatar series. His shoehorning of "kid's show!" to excuse anything silly/patronize it for doing something well will cause some gritted teeth, especially as it's [[PapaWolf him]] talking. Towards the end, he eventually learned his lesson and called it a "family show".
** While he loves ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' too, "it's a show for ten year olds" is always Rob's excuse when Doug has rare complaints (like forced misunderstandings or tacked on morals).
* AntiHumor: Quite a few episodes will end with Jason groaning that Doug will do something predictable as a joke, like punching him or parodying the Batman "to be continued" symbol, and Doug will do exactly that.
* ApologizesALot: Discussed.
** See [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] DVDCommentary for the ''Zombie 5'' review, where Spoony details how both men had come up with the ''exact same idea'' to open up a crossover with WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob (Impersonating the Snob, only for him to interrupt) without knowing the other crossover was planned; after Doug got to shoot with Brad first and learnt that Noah was planning the same bit afterwards, Doug was so sorry about it that he called Noah up to apologise about it.
** Best summed up in the Insurrection review commentary he did with Lewis. Lewis goes on for about five minutes defending something he said from a complaint, while Doug quietly says after that he can't do that, so just assumes the person was right and apologizes.
** In the AT vlogs, he's apologized for different opinions, talking in general and saying anything about what he believes in. Jason tells him every time that he doesn't need to ask forgiveness for any of that.
** In only four minutes of footage during the Critic/Blockbuster Buster, he says sorry at least three times. Like Jason, Erod is nice and always tells him it's okay.
** He apologizes for "being too political" when he expresses glee about gay marriage being legalized everywhere in the USA, but he's just really happy about it.
* {{Applicability}}: [[invoked]] One reason why he likes Avatar so much. Aside from Zuko relating, he says in The Chase that he knows all about sleeplessness-induced conflict and being told off for working alone due to GuiltComplex reasons.
** One of the main draws of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs is hearing him relate a theme of any particular episode to his own experiences. It happens a ''lot''.
** In the ''Mockingjay part 1'' review he says that because he's in the media and knows all the manipulation and what lurks in the behind the scene shadows, the film is right up his alley.
** In "Back To The Barn", he praises the prejudice story being done with characters he already relates to (Pearl and Peridot), and so instead of being preachy, it grabs him because it gives them even more layers.
** Joked about in real thoughts of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984'', as Doug says ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' is his favorite Creator/StephenKing book, and Rob teases it's because they can relate to having stalker fans.
** In the ''Film/FindingDory'' review, he enjoys it more than ''Film/FindingNemo'' because he relates more to the message and Dory's memory stresses.
** Not for himself, but he defended the 2016 Ghostbusters with the fact that women are pleased to get four different female characters that they can relate to when that really doesn't happen much. He and Beth [[https://twitter.com/BethElderkin/status/756104285826478080 actually talked about this]] and how he gets that the film is important to women.
* ArousedByTheirVoice:
** He shows in the ''Incendium'' vlog that he's still in love with KeithDavid's voice, and his wife offscreen teases him that she'll talk like the guy to get him off later.
** In "The Pit", he has a brief orgasm over Marina Sirtis's voice, saying also that he met her at a con and it's even hotter in real life.
** In the commentary for ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', he compliments Tamara on her British accent and Malcolm for his EvilSoundsDeep Devil voice.
** In the Connecticon Movies Everyone Disagrees With You On panel, he calls John Rhys Davies' voice like chocolate and makes your brain dance.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: He is really not good with his identification of animals.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He admits in one of his [=Vlog=] reviews that he think he may have ADD.
** Mocked by Rob in "Into The Inferno"/"Avatar Aang", where he says he can do whatever he wants to Doug and Doug won't be able to remember it the next day.
** Jason also points out in "Belly of the Beast" that nobody should yell at him for giving Doug spoilers because Doug just forgets everything anyway.
** He legit gets distracted by everything in ''Dream of Love'', but plays it for laughs trying to get Jason off-focus too by talking about his lamp and clock.
** An amusing bit in "Five More Short Graybles" is where Jason is talking to his face and Doug just disengages.
-->'''Jason''': Are you being- what are you getting distracted by now? I'm looking at you and you're looking over in the distance.
** After about five minutes of Doug getting distracted in "Who Would Win" (partly to piss people off but mostly genuine), Jason actually asks him if he has any ADD/ADHD medicine. The answer's no.
** Naruto's a big source of it ([[CutenessProximity "it's a cat! a cute cat!"]]) to the point where Doug will pet nothing because the cat is really on the opposite end of the room.
-->'''Doug''': I'm distracted by nothing, that's how distracted I get.
** In ''Frybo'', Doug talks about relating to the opening (Steven not listening to Pearl) cos he'll lose focus when someone is talking, try to just smile and nod in the right places, and has no problems telling them he blanked out because it happens all the time.
** During "In Your Footsteps", Doug struggles not to get distracted by Naruto again, and Jason flicks water on the cat so he "wouldn't have to listen to you babble on for twenty minutes".
** He talks seriously about it in ''Film/FindingDory'', saying that he relates to Dory for having such a poor memory, and how upsetting it is to have everyone frustrated with you.
* AuthorAppeal: Doug ''really'' loves ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', to the point where he must have worn a Batman mask about ten times spanning across various shows. In his favorite characters list, Batman came second.
* AuthorAvatar: As "The Writer" in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' and ''The Review Must Go On''. There's virtually no difference between that 'character' and Doug, the former special hints that his name actually is Doug, and the latter one outright confirms this. From ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' onwards however, there's still not much difference but there's more AdamWesting and mocking his own issues.
** Rob said in an interview that he left Donnie to be Doug's plaything character because they shared so many qualities.
* AuthorCatchphrase: "Now I ''know'' what you're thinking." Mostly used for Ask That Guy, but Critic's done it a few times too, with the exact same inflection.
* AuthorTract: Donnie ended "Blue Patches" learning that he couldn't obsess over his past and needed to look forward to the future, Critic ended his live ''{{Twilight}}'' review telling everyone that he wasn't going to do this anymore and that he was going to stick to being happy in the PlotHole, and the Vampire Support Group Simon Belmont goes to in VideoGameConfessions tells him they've had a good run and it's time to try new things.
** He lampshades in the TMNT review that while he's never even met the guy, Bay brings out the scatterbrained condescending FanHater rants that he's usually too nice to say.
** He's gone on several rants about how bad a time 1996-2001 was for action movies, going as far to say his generation was "held hostage by them". He eventually did an "Dark Age of Movies" editorial about it and hopefully got it out of his system.
* AwfulWeddedLife: Joked about in "When Wedding Bells Thaw", as both he and Jason laugh that their wives have devoured them but then that fact [[MadeMyselfSad makes them both sad]].
** He jokes that he's the worst husband ever (and even Rob calls him out) in the behind the scenes of "Food Fight" after he says he won't clean up his mess "because that's what wives are for", and he'll put his feet up on his wife when she clears it away.
** When Doug goes on about how he wants KeithDavid's voice to do him (while his wife is in the room), Jason jokes that he needs marriage counseling, and the next episode when Doug gets on the pedophile joke train again, he comments that he has weird issues with marriage.
* AwfulTruth: In "Political Power", he says that, at least in his own experience, he wasn't ready to hear something or needed to hear it at a different pace, so that's why he thinks lying can be used to protect someone.
* BadBoss: He isn't, he actually has the [[ExtremeDoormat opposite problem]], but the tagline for [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nc-shining-behind-the-scenes-and-bloopers-6692010 the "Behind The Scenes" video for "The Shining"]] is "see Doug treat his cast like how Stanley Kubrick treated his."
* BadDreams: Apparently has bad nightmares before shoots like ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' and episodes that involve a lot of work.
** He compares ''The Lich'' (specifically the scene where it's zooming in on Jake) to the nightmares he has sometimes, where they're really uncomfortable and repetitive and he just wants them to stop.
** In ''Bubble Buddies'' he confirms that fever dreams are "terrifying as hell".
* BaitAndSwitch:
** His first vlog for ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' has the image show him flipping the bird. he froze it there to make people think he was going to trash the episode. In truth, it's against the trolling creators who lampshaded an unanswered question from the first one and then cut it off before the answer could be given.
** His vlog on the ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' finale starts with him going on about two characters holding hands after expressing their love for each other. Those characters, of course, being Mako and Bolin.
* BanOnPolitics: Invoked. He tries to keep away from any political issue that isn't sexism or homophobia (and even those have gone down due to FanDumb) because, as he said in the "Lake Laogai" vlog, he's scared of the government attacking or killing him. Even in the ''Congo'' real review he feels the need to apologize after being still so excited about gay marriage being legalized everywhere in America.
* BasementDweller:
** There's a strange rant from Doug in ''Soos And The Real Girl'' about how dwellers should go outside and have people care about them, [[note]]but don't bother him because he's not patient enough or wants to be the object of their affections (implying he's talking about the girls who inspired Hyper)[[/note]]. Rob, who on the other hand has been trying to get Doug to admit he's had some creepy people in his life, thinks it'd be kinder for said people to stay inside.
** In "Nostalgia For The Nostalgia Critic", he talks about how he was living with his parents for a while (literally living in the basement), and felt really embarrassed because as he admits, he didn't make the best financial choices back then [[note]]reminder that this was filmed after WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and before reports of the site being in debt without Critic[[/note]] and didn't want that public.
* BecomingTheMask:
** Both this and BeneathTheMask was a big thing for him in the ''Catching Fire'' Sibling Rivalry, as he also talks about playing the media game until it's not actually playing any more, and then how you become part of the problem and start losing your humanity.
** Again in ''Mockingjay Part 2'', when he talks about how much humanity can you hold onto while still adapting to the manipulation, also pointing out that the video he's in counts as manipulating because he's not actually talking to us, he filmed it earlier.
* BeingGoodSucks: Discussed in ''Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service" where Doug talks about how you can do ''so'' many things for people that it starts to stress you out and give you nightmares.
* BeneathTheMask:
** In the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" vlog, he has a long impassioned rant over how damaging it is for the audience to just look at the surface of someone and assume they know what's going on from that.
** Again in the ''Mockingjay part 1'' review, where he really wants to people see that any kind of media just builds up one person as TheMessiah, and there is nobody like that, just people who'll kinda make it work and people who'll screw you over. Likewise in the ''Bottomless Pit'' vlog where he explains even the industry he's in is built on deception and illusion, and that can often be a healthier thing for everyone.
** Averted in ''The Limit'', when Jason says you should see Doug off-camera because he loses his mind a bit, but Doug points out that he's not exactly normal in vlogs either.
** Discussing politics instead of entertainment but still in general, in "The Cooler" he talks about "as long as you look happy and confident and good-looking it'll increase your chances of people not suspecting you of doing anything even if you think it's in their best interest". Jason adds in pointedly "you can be purdy and smile and get caught red-handed and it's still kinda okay".
** In ''The Message'', he says a lot of things in life, not just politics, consist of keeping the people happy and not letting them know that shit is going down.
* BerserkButton: It's hard to get Doug really riled up on something, although being condescending to kids is a good place to start.
** Regarding this, the ''Garbage Pail Kids'' movie ''really'' got him angry, because it was meant for kids, or, in his words, "''forced down their throats''". The "defender of kids" trait from the Nostalgia Critic is truly his, as he demonstrates here. The thing that hit home was that he begged his mom to let him watch this film when he was a kid and she refused, something he thanks God for after watching it now, because it would have seriously messed up a little kid's mind at that age. His face was very red and his eyes were wild, even his famous hat fell off during it and he didn't care. Plus, his hate against the movie is fully justified and he gives good reasons as to ''why'' it is horrible, and he strives to meet that person who actually likes that movie, because he wants to know why they like it.
** The first ''Breaking Dawn'' film's treatment of the issue of abortion. He actually starts shaking and turning red while railing against this.
** According to the Avatar commentary, ''stopping'' him from working is a good way to make him rage. When he was living with his parents, he punched a hole in the wall because computer issues were preventing him from reaching a deadline.
** He has some ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' issues. When Welshy teased him saying the IMDB trolls complaining that he "blew $60,000" on the show, he went into high-pitched flailing mode over [[SarcasmMode how that was totally shown]].
** Death is SeriousBusiness for him, as shown in the GhostDad review.
** What child stars go through. WebVideo/DemoReel was all about that, and while after that show died he tends to blame the actual child "for going kaput", he still brings it up all the time and is constantly upset about how they're treated.
** People getting more angry over a different interpretation of a scene in a cartoon than when they hear about others going to sleep starving is another instance that gets him shouting and shaking.
** TMZ. While he displayed some guilt in the ''AI'' commentary over being so mean-spirited, he talked in a 2015 panel that even just watching one second of that show makes him angry.
** Adapting children's books badly. This might be obvious from the amount of anvils the Seuss reviews throw, but the real reviews of ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' has Doug "too much in a pit of hate" as he put it, to understand how anyone could like anything about those movies when usually he can.
** "The white wallers", as he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7F-SkglDKE nicknamed]] the people who even pre-reboot, complained that Critic should have no character stuff and just be shouting at a movie in front of a wall, really seem to piss him off, as he's mocked them countless times for the fact that anything not what they want gets him the most views and hits. The ''Christmas With The Kranks'' review was all about this.
** Starting at WebVideo/DemoReel time, he's made a ton of rants about people who refuse to deal with change and only want one thing, in context of his shows but also in general, like people who don't want the world to be less sexist/racist/homophobic.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be creepy when he invokes it, like when he's letting a movie trigger his child abuse button off, musing to a friend (who saw ''his'' friend get killed) that it'd be interesting to see someone hang themselves, or relating to a woobie character's need for revenge.
* BeYourself: Discussed in ''Lars And The Real Kids'', when Doug bluntly comes out with that some people should be a little less themselves and have more filter, and Rob directs him to what he actually meant, which is learn who to trust who you can be yourself with and who you shouldn't, especially when they might take advantage of and hurt you.
* BiasSteamroller:
** If there's a movie with a plot that's been done before, and doesn't add anything "new to the table", he'll probably despise it and usually would try to avoid it.
** One notable example being when he complained about the YouGoGirl cliché in the episodes "The Water Bending Master" and "The Warriors of Kyoshi", as while he allows that they have legit points, he's sick of them because they've been done to death.
** Though in his "Old vs. New" videos, he prefers the remakes often enough to avert this trope (''Film/TheKarateKid'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/TrueGrit'', ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'').
** Also inverted. Anything that treats children or teenagers like they're intelligent and challenges them will at least be given a lot of respect.
** A movie having a "LiarRevealed" trope is almost guaranteed to get absolutely trashed by Doug. ''Almost'', which is why it surprises him that he ended up liking other movies that used such as ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 3''.
** In "Go With Me", Jason points out that he lets Disney get away with a lot of stuff that he'd bitch at in other films, and Doug stutters a bit before admitting that's true. He also somewhat becomes a BrokenRecord in vlogs with Rob, constantly saying that because of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' (always just those three) that Disney has completely redeemed itself from every problem.
** He really likes anything that plays around with gender, ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''[='=]s way of doing it especially, and in the April Fool's Day vlog of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' pilot, teases it for keeping the characters in strict gender roles. He also talks about this in the ''Cat Fingers'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', expressing much happiness that shows like this aren't limiting themselves on race/sexuality/gender.
** While Doug clarifies that he likes political correctness for a lot of reasons, he and Rob both complain about sanitization of violence (when they're not complaining about dark for the sake of it) from 90s onwards, mostly because they miss the violent movies from their childhood.
** The "comedy is based on misery" thing. He has a rant about it and people who tell him he's wrong in ''Fusion Cuisine'', apparently listing every counter-example they give as "actually connecting to misery" and even saying that puns are based on misery because it's twisting the English language.
** He doesn't like any of Neill Blomkamp's movies because of the obnoxious symbolism, and has to reel himself in/call himself out on being a dick during ''Film/ItFollows'' when he gets caught up in laughing about shitty he thinks they are.
** He really hates TheChosenOne stories, and in ''Real Thoughts On Secret of NIMH II'', he explains it's because he has a family of creative people and they know not to glorify any of the others because it either builds up too much pressure or they get drunk on the attention.
** He also really hates Music/PhilCollins. He took potshots at him in his ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferngully}}'' and ''Film/{{Hook}}'' and went on two rants against him in his Disneycember reviews for ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Disney/BrotherBear.''
** As much as he's defended representation and diversity (even saying that creators who don't put gay/trans characters in their work are limiting themselves), he doesn't like most racism aesops because he feels a lot of them aren't doing anything new with it. He's tried hard to acknowledge this steamroller, saying constantly that he knows they're still needed and important, gushing over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse for their relatable messages about it, and admitting his white privilege in the ''Zootopia'' review.
* BigBrotherWorship: Invokes this in "The Top 11 Favorite NC Jokes", as Rob gets about three minutes of gushing for his directing skills.
** When they get a few assholes at cons asking Rob what's it like to be Doug's shadow, Rob will usually blow it off while Doug's the offended one.
** Not quite so fun in "The Runaway", where he went from at least being apologetic over the racist mispronunciations, to sharing Rob's full-on ''enjoyment'' of people getting upset over it.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: For jokey interviews and sketches "AsHimself", he enjoys acting like his niceness is just a front for someone who is a dominating DepravedBisexual dictatorish psychopath. Of course in real life, he really is just as nice as he seems.
* BitingTheHandHumor: While [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cept_o0pgbQ promoting]] Website/ChannelAwesome's new youtube channel, he ends up listing all the other much better entertainers that you should be watching instead.
-->'''Doug''': The Angry Video Game Nerd! [[BlatantLies I don't tell many people this]] but he's am- [realizes, twitches] just watch the videos below.
* BlackComedy:[[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/sketches-the-most-disturbing-aristocrats-joke-ever-1469521 The Most Disturbing Aristocrats Joke Ever]].
* BlahBlahBlah: When Doug is ranting on ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Rob mocks him silently in the background for going on too long. He does it again when Doug rants that the plot of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is too much like the original trilogy's, with added snoring and "world's smallest violin" later.
* BlatantLies: In "Dad's Dungeon", Doug calling himself an angel. Jason immediately snorts and Jori has a NoJustNoReaction.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' vlog on the WhamEpisode that was "Not What He Seems", Doug claims that "nothing much happened". Rob plays along, saying he was "disappointed" in TheReveal of [[spoiler:Stan's brother being the Author]].
* BlindWithoutEm: From one behind the scenes video with Lindsay Ellis:
-->'''Lindsay:''' Are you nearsighted or farsighted?
-->'''Doug:''' I'm just blind.
* BrainlessBeauty: He isn't, but fandom likes to "affectionately" treat him like a dumb innocent puppy who needs everything explained to him, and he'll often downplay his opinions or intelligence in favor of CastingCouch jokes.
* BornLucky: PlayedForLaughs in the real review of "The Neverending Story", as both of them say how bizarre it is that they've survived given how unsafe the eighties were, and Doug jokes that God just wanted to see two assholes survive out of pure luck and chose them.
* BreakTheCutie: Played up a few times.
** He used to love the ''{{Twilight}}'' movies for being so gloriously awful, but ''Breaking Dawn'' made him feel so dirty that he's very close to tears in his own review.
** As described by Rob's commentary, the ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' production with the weather problems and script cuttings and upset producers "destroyed him". Thankfully the cutie gets mended this time as Rob and the others managed to get through to him that his ItsAllMyFault ControlFreak attitude was hurting him and he needed to let them help.
** In his video [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/the-worst-movies-nostalgia-critic-s-reviewed-6391323 The WORST Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed]], he spends most of the retrospective calmly explaining why he disliked the films he was bringing up, only occasionally getting angry when remembering something that he really disliked. Then he gets to [[Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie his number one pick]] and it's the near-crying and shaking of ''Breaking Dawn'' all over again.
** WebVideo/DemoReel ending. The commentary for The Review Must Go On touches on the bitterness he felt afterwards, and he's not quite as optimistic as he once was.
** After watching the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', he fully expects his mental state to get worse.
-->'''Doug''': You might just watch, depending on where this show goes, if it ''can'' go anywhere from there really, you might just be watching the mental breakdown of a man who may not have clearly all been there before.
** He's really depressed in "Transformers 4" (he loved the first one, had the second one as a [[invoked]] GuiltyPleasure, didn't like the third one but was polite about it) complaining that unlike a lot of people he has no choice but to watch it and you should feel bad for him, says he's really tired, ends up accusing it of racism against white people, brings up not being able to eat real food all the time because of the cost, and tries his "like what you like" policy but unlike Garbage Pail Kids he doesn't even want to understand why anyone could enjoy it.
* BrokenAesop: Even he pointed out that his constant mentioning of Avatar as a kid's show was going against his previous determination to have all children treated with utmost respect.
* BrokenRecord: He'll noticeably repeat himself if he's upset. Good examples would be the behind the scenes video of ''Film/FaceOff'', where he tells Rachel at least three times that she didn't create any drama, and the early ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs where he's trying his best to make sense of everything.
* BrownNote: The worst sound he can think of is children getting hurt.
* ButtMonkey: Much like Finn in the episode, "Blood Under The Skin" is all about Doug's humiliation. And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqiyVmT7Yj0 MomoCon]] made him stand in the corner like a five year old while giving fans a chance to win his money.
* CannotTellFictionFromReality: PlayedForLaughs with ''Dipper and Mabel versus the Future'', as Rob keeps calling Doug (who is in Dipper hat) a dick and this is all his fault. Before he gets into it himself, Doug lampshades "I feel like you're just shifting your anger about a fictional show onto me".
* CantHoldHisLiquor:
** According to the ''Literature/{{It}}'' commentary he puked and passed out early on when he was trying the ''Series/RedDwarf'' DrinkingGame.
** Creator/{{Egoraptor}} has also said once that if Doug ''had'' actually been drinking during the ''Literature/{{It}}'' episode, clothes would have come off.
** In "Onion Friend", while talking about adults needing to vent over booze, he mentions wine being the "magic liquid".
** The Connecticon 2016 panel also had Doug and Rob joke about Doug being a flirty drunk.
* CantTieHisTie: According to a behind the scenes, his dad has to still do it for him. On top of that, Yo apparently got called in to do it in Dragonbored/Demo Reel, and James's wife had to do it in one of the Critic/Nerd fights.
* CastingCouch: He likes to joke (including at panels where his parents are in the back of the room) that he got noticed and popular by stripping for anyone who'd help him get there.
* TheCastShowoff: If you don't know that he's a good singer and knows it, you probably haven't watched his videos. Same with his love of doing impressions. And then of course there's the fact that before making videos full-time he was a professional illustrator and is not unwilling to show off his drawing prowess.
* CatBoy: No, really. See this [[http://i56.tinypic.com/16knrf9.jpg picture]].
** In "Jake Vs Me-Mow", Jori puts kitty ears on his head specifically to get Website/{{tumblr}} cooing, although it's slightly ruined at the end when he gets all weepy and thinks he's ugly.
** The ''Film/MoulinRouge'' bloopers has him batting at the air and mewling to annoy Brent.
* CatharsisFactor [[invoked]]: In "Vault of Bones", he talks about how everyone has violence or anger in them, but as long as someone has an outlet - even if it might not be the healthiest - that's okay.
* CatsAreMean: Inverted with Naruto in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs. His worst trait is lounging on the couch, but Doug keeps threatening to kill or neuter him. Jori calls him out on it in "Fionna And Cake".
** PlayedForLaughs in ''An Indirect Kiss'', where Rob is Dr Claw (because he was annoyed at the camera having more of Doug in frame than him and decided to go with it) and slaps Doug, so Doug whines like the cat and pretends to claw him.
--->'''Doug''': [in Claw's voice] Should have got a dog.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: He has a very high pitch range and is not afraid to flaunt it. Occasionally, it manifests itself in this trope (e.g.''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', ''Film/{{Junior}}'', ''{{Flubber}}'', ''It'')
* CelebCrush: He had one on Jennifer Lawrence for a while, joking in a promotion that he wanted to stalk her, and in ''The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'' review acted like she was the messiah of the celebrity world.
* CerebusSyndrome: There's still comedy involved, but the last Critic and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee played the character's brokenness for complete drama, Ask That Guy (as of writing) is hanging on a ToBeContinued, sweet innocent Chester had a breakdown over selling out in the ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' review and hasn't yet got back to his hyperactive self, and the pilot-following episodes of WebVideo/DemoReel are heavy on the emotions. When asked about this, Doug said he just enjoys seeing how much drama he can put in and get away with before people beg him to stop.
* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject:
** Happens in "To Cut A Woman's Hair". Jason asks if he'd be wooed by a spaghetti dinner and his brain shuts off before avoiding the question.
** In ''Film/TheWickerMan'' commentary, he admits he just wanted to get Rob's head in a noose and that he has "sick specific fantasies". He then realizes how bad that makes him sound, sits in awkward silence for a moment and then changes topics fast.
** An amusing CreepyCute[[invoked]] bit in "Paper Pete" had Jason remind Doug ("your memory is terrible!") that [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/adventure-time-vlogs-the-gutgrinder-6692004 he watches him when he sleeps]] and when Doug says he's glad because it makes him feel loved, mugs confused to the camera and changes the topic.
** Both Doug and Rob do this a lot with each other in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' vlogs.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Freely admits to being addicted to it, even calling Spooning With Spoony his favorite series because "everyone evolves to a new place".
** In terms of what's important in his own shows, at Youmacon 2012 he expressed confusion over why even watch something if you don't care about how the character evolves over time.
* CharacterTic: Plenty for his actual characters, but he himself invokes a couple: plucking hair out of his goatee when he's nervous, holding onto his wedding ring finger for support, and banging himself on the forehead with a prop (like the fake gun in bloopers, a microphone at cons and the WebVideo/DemoReel bat in the donation drive) when he thinks he's fucked up.
* {{Chickification}}: They see it as a positive thing with Korra, as pre-amnesia she was called "thuggish", "psychotic", "obnoxious", and a "whiny bitch", but post "she's nice and reasonable" and can potentially "redeem herself".
* ChickMagnet:
** As well as EvenTheGuysWantHim. He once got four proposals at one convention alone, which annoyed his colleagues.
** He high-fives Jason in "The Real You", bragging that he gets hit on all the time.
** Talked about more seriously in ''Breezy'' though, as Jason points out that the girls at cons who want to marry Doug don't actually know him, and Doug shares a con story about a strange woman who wanted to touch his ass and then his wife's.
** In the ''Film/JupiterAscending'' BTS, Doug tells of a friend being jealous of him because attractive women buying him stuff and him having no clue how to react is a common occurrence.
** In ''Love Letters'', talking about how it's not just men who don't know how to take no for an answer, he says (and Rob agrees) that Hyper's not all fictional and he's had awkward at best interactions with women like her.
* ChromosomeCasting: He complains about the sausagefests on ''Muppet Christmas Carol'' and ''Muppet Treasure Island'', saying he knows that neither story had much focus on women, but the muppet movies take so many other liberties anyway.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He reveals in "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain" that he used to have this because he liked the feeling of being needed, but after failing a few times, gave up.
* ChokeHolds:
** PlayedForLaughs at the end of "Land Before Swine", with Rob choking (not exactly gently) Doug with christmas lights and Doug getting out "what a jolly death".
** Jason makes to strangle Doug at the end of ''Jake The Brick'', but unlike Rob, doesn't actually do it before the filming cuts out.
* ClarkKenting: Doug admits during "In Harm's Way and Metal Clan" that he totally falls for this every time and can't even tell actresses apart when they have different hairstyles.
* CloseToHome:
** In "Daddy's Little Monster", Doug talks about how the scene where Hudson dismisses Marcy's hurt on how he treated her struck a chord with him, because when he's felt betrayed and wants to be serious, people have dismissed him too.
** He also mentions in his ''Top 11 Favorite ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Episodes" that for his number 1 choice of "Bart Gets An F" reminded him of when he was a child and was close to being held back a grade in school.
** In "Back To The Barn", he calls "Katara getting misogyny" episodes this trope, though he says right after doesn't mean that in the "too uncomfortable" sense.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the first ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlog, he calls himself someone who wasn't all there even before SanitySlippage.
* CompassionateCritic: In his [=Vlogs=]. Even with his agony over ''{{Twilight}}: Breaking Dawn'', he still keeps to his firm belief that people who like it aren't idiots, and he just hopes the grisly stuff about abortion will fly over their heads.
* ComplimentBackfire: Both him and Rob have expressed uncomfortable feelings at people coming up to them and saying (in a positive way) they used to love a movie until Critic did a review of it.
* ControlFreak:
** He'll be the first to admit it, but explains he's like that because then he'll be the only one blamed if the project goes wrong.
** Discussed in an Uncle Yo interview; Rob talked about Doug having not much to do with ''WebVideo/{{Dragonbored}}'' except for the ending and changing the main's name from "Carl" to "Karl", positing that small thing allowed Doug to think he had some measure of control.
** Just his wife [[AccidentalInnuendo teasing the cat with nuts]] [[invoked]] ("[[ThatCameOutWrong there's no way not to make this sound bad]]") off-screen while he and Jason do a vlog is enough to get him shaking and annoyed.
** And with all that in mind, Doug saying in "The Boiling Rock" that people who need control aren't happy with themselves is pretty depressing.
** Talking about Pearl in "Back To The Barn", he loves how it makes sense for her to be as controlling as she is, because she never had the control back on homeworld and needs to over-compensate.
* {{Cosplay}}: He does an ''amazing'' [[Film/SupermanII General Zod]].
** The Critic wouldn't ever have managed to take over ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' if it weren't for him being... well... [[Film/StreetFighter M. Bison]].
** In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', he dresses up as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
** In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', he is ''Film/JudgeDredd''.
* ComicalOverreacting: A lot of his characters are prone to this. His comedic influences video even showed characters who overreact a lot.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: In-universe, Jason has called him out on thinking ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' is stupid when he's only seen trailers, and judging the Literature/HarryPotter books based on the movies.
* ConvertedFanboy: For ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. He went from admitting to Brad that the show was stressing him out, to giving it higher praise than ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' or ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' for how well it can segue into drama or comedy at a whim.
* CooldownHug: PlayedForLaughs when Doug is ranting about the T-Rex's death in ''Film/Jurassic Park III''. Rob shushes him and strokes his face to get him calming down, and Doug just tries to bat him off as much as possible.
* CorruptTheCutie:
** In "BMO Noire", he admits that for a long while he didn't get sexist/racist jokes, and it was people consistently calling him an idiot for not hating minorities that got him to understand.
** PlayedForLaughs in "Blade of Grass", as he complains to Jason that he was trying to be a good boy and not talk about dicks to sate people's anger with him, but now because Jason was making the jokes about the sword he has to as well.
* CountryMatters: Joked about when Doug complains about possible Finn/Bubblegum subtext in "You Made Me", and alluding to people being assholes to Jori for the previous set of vlogs.
-->'''Jason''': Careful, you may be called the c word.
-->'''Doug''': Nice. (big 'innocent' smile) I may be called candy! That's a c word, right?
-->'''Jason''': (beleaguered) Yes. Yes. Good Doug.
* CreatorBreakdown: [[invoked]] In ''The Lich'', he tries to explain how this should be used to the writer's benefit.
-->'''Doug''': Everyone has the ability in themselves to be really dark, really messed up, really mean [-] but there's still work that has to go into it, it has to very carefully be done.
* CreatorThumbprint: He has big things for tragic funniness, worlds where even the StraightMan is crazy and [[invoked]] {{Jerkass Woobie}}s. {{A|rsonMurderAndJaywalking}}lso, whenever he needs a girl's name in Critic or Ask That Guy videos, it'll always be "Vanessa".
** Having a breakdown about your job or at least feeling miserable about it is an oddly common theme in his work.
** His main characters (Critic, Ask That Guy, Chester and Donnie) have all had at least one moment where they're ready to [[DyingAlone die alone]]. [[DownerEnding Donnie actually does, as does Ask That Guy]]. Critic's death-that-was-meant-to-stick was with Doug watching so he [[PostModernism sort of counts but not really]].
** Fitting for a guy who has bashed heteronormativity and called anyone who doesn't want gay in cartoons "hopeless", non-straight characters and EveryoneIsBi is a huge thing with him. Ask That Guy is a DepravedBisexual, Chester kissed Lester, Zod got a WordOfGay relationship with Turrell, Critic's in a TransparentCloset, Donnie was BiTheWay from the start and the other WebVideo/DemoReel characters had plenty of bi moments, an amnesiac Critic ended his ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' and ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' reviews with calling the creator gay because of how much HoYay was involved, and Doug will often portray himself in comedic interviews/cons/vlogs as wanting to sleep with everyone, man or woman. Rob even asks in ''Little Gift Shop of Horrors'' why he's so obsessed with the gay stuff (as Doug wanted the hot guy to really be a girl and the witch to be happy about that) and Doug ends a ramble with he just wants legit gay characters. He also had a rant in ''Cat Fingers'' about anyone not wanting to put trans/gay/black/etc. characters in their work are just limiting themselves in what they can do and representation is far more fun.
** Surprisingly RapeAsBackstory is common with him, as Critic was date-raped on prom night, Ask That Guy had to do sexual favors for his gym teacher, Chester's drug-addled innocence has got him taken advantage of, Rebecca was sexually abused by her uncle and it's partly why Donnie hates HorribleHollywood so much. He gets away with it for two reasons though, as the first three are treated as tragicomedy and the last two drama, and even if it's treated as a sad joke the ''characters'' always have it meld them and mean something.
** He's explained several times that his favorite emotional moments (and are the ones that usually get him crying) are mixes of two extremes, like extreme sadness and extreme relief both at once.
** Critic, Ask That Guy and Donnie all have big MommyIssues, with the former two's mom being abusive, and the latter committing suicide when he was young. There's also Aunt Despair. Doug's real mom was very sweet however, and he gushed about her loads.
* CringeComedy: Most of the Avatar entries in his funny page are him unintentionally humiliating himself in some way.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: In "Trouble In Lumpy Space", he makes the mission statement that he'll give the [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime show]] therapy while losing his mind, leading some of the less empathic members of the fandom to make "Doug's the Harley Quinn to Adventure Time's Joker" references.
* CrustyCaretaker: He's as far away as crusty as you can get, but referenced as a good thing in "Jake Suit", as Doug used to be a janitor and loved it because he didn't have to talk to anyone and he could work on other things he was planning when he got home.
* CuteAndPsycho: Will often portray himself as such when he's off on his AlterEgoActing kicks. "My Two Favorite People" has Jason lampshade that he has an evil streak, and when they cuddle at the end Doug gropes him.
* CuteKitten: "Freak City" had less talking about the episode and more making pussy jokes about the Jori cat sitting on the side.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Given that ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is darker than ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', it's only fair that the AT vlogs are darker than the Avatar ones. Lampshaded with "Donny", where the tagline is "this one's just... sad".
* DeathByDespair: Referenced in "The Guru":
-->'''Doug''': You know that line "oh died of a broken heart", I mean it's not like that really happens that often, but that same kind of idea, that you can allow yourself to actually get ill when something is missing.
* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: He once said he'd like to see someone hang themselves because it'd be interesting.
* DepravedBisexual: Not Doug himself, but an AlterEgoActing persona he put on in the third DVD advertisement. Shirtless, psychotic and threatening a tied up "pretty" guy with a knife.
** The 'persona' makes a fandom-rejoicing reappearance in a Conbravo interview where he ends up riding the guy like a pony, and comes out a little in a Youmacon game of charades, where the guy Doug made out with compared him to Claudia from ''InterviewWithAVampire''. Also comes back in "The Limit", where he's all over Jason despite the latter's irritation about it.
** AmbiguouslyBi: He's married to his lady love, but his lack of gender preference when being TheTease is regularly brought up by other site members.
* DesignatedVillain: [[invoked]] In "The Puppetmaster", he doesn't quite get why bloodbending is such a bad thing, and relates to the abused crazy woman.
** In "Hitman", Ice King is punished by Finn and Jake for stalking-harassing the breakfast princesses but Doug gets confused and views it as he was being nice to the girls. He's actually more skeeved in "Fionna And Cake" when Ice King makes Finn and Jake girls and the "love of his life Bubblegum" into a boy.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: CreatorThumbprint. Critic was nearly crying at the thought of Lupa listening to what he wanted in ''Simon Sez'', even Ask That Guy is an InsecureLoveInterest, Chester is needy for friends, Donnie did a whole film by himself because he wanted to make Tacoma proud, Rachel goes to extreme lengths just to get a "happy birthday" from Critic, Malcolm enables Hyper Fangirl because he needs someone to talk to, and Tamara might be a {{badass}} BastardGirlfriend but she still just wants to be included.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: In the vlog "Still", Doug and Jason stay in the exact same position throughout. By the end they're clearly thinking this, as Jason's arms ache and Doug has a {{ditz}} moment of trying to get up (without moving his position) and ends up hurting himself by faceplanting on the floor.
* DieForOurShip: [[invoked]] Because he loves Finn/Marceline so much (despite Marcy making it clear she didn't want Finn), in "Too Young" he admits he wanted Peebles to stay dead.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: In the beginning of "Speak of the Devil", Rob has compiled a list of names he's got wrong, and Doug laughs at him for really trying to prove he's not racist.
* DisabledMeansHelpless: In the ''LesMiserables'' commentary, he complains that he's going to have to do another musical review because a girl in a wheelchair at [=ConBravo=] (who was also having her birthday) asked him to and he knew he'd get treated like an asshole by the rest of the audience if he said no. The review in question was ''Film/MammaMia'' and he complained in a Zenkaikon 2015 interview that he really didn't want to do it.
* DistressedDude: Donnie got kidnapped twice in three episodes, Critic has been in IHaveYouNowMyPretty trouble more times than one cares to count, Chester happily comments that he was a slave once, even Ask That Guy was victimized by Sage, and Doug's captured soldier role in the {{Sonic}} movie is blissful exploitation.
* DistractedByTheSexy: At TGS, he took a picture with a Black Widow cosplayer who had held a fake gun to his head and he had to brought back to reality by the others because he was so hot for her.
* DoggedNiceGuy:
** He praises "Storytelling" for trying to enforce to both girls and boys that relationships are a two-way street and if someone doesn't want you that should be it.
** In "The Suitor", he praises the show for the balancing act of making Braco quasi-sympathetic (because he's just lost and convinced himself that he loves PB), but also making the point that all he wanted was a doll that would say yes to him.
** In ''Love Letters'', he argues that romantic comedies are more damaging to men, as they make them believe that a no can be turned into a yes, and that he's gone to bars where he's seen even smooth-looking men harass women who are clearly not interested. And then he brings up that Hyper's not exactly completely fictional, because women have done this to him as well.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In "Into The Bunker", Rob treads on Doug's foot and mocks him for being like a hobbit because he never wears shoes in his house.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In-universe, during the ''Cinderella'' Sibling Rivalry and talking about the original Disney movie, Rob calls the dress ripping scene really close to resembling a rape. Doug jerks back then says he knew Rob was going to say that.
* DoingItForTheArt: Invoked in the real review of ''Film/MammaMia'', as both of them slam Meryl Streep for not doing this and not taking a hit to her reputation by breaking her contract to get out of the movie.
* DomesticAbuse:
** In "Appa's Lost Days", they like the "so much of your trust has been replaced with fear" line, and near the end, Doug discusses how that works for victims of abusive relationships too.
** When talking about Azula's breakdown, Doug's the one who feels the most sympathy for her because generations of families that start off abusive, with fear taking precedent over love, end up getting worse, leading to more mental illness as an extra bonus.
** In ''Joking Victim'', Doug gets upset enough at the abusive Lars/Sadie relationship, even comparing it to Joker/Harley, that Rob says the mood is getting too heavy and changes topics to Sinbad being in the episode. In ''The New Lars'', he talks about it again, saying at least Joker/Harley is portrayed as unhealthy, while Sadie/Lars always has hints of "might be a good thing".
** While Connie's parents are more the overprotective type than outright abusers, Doug picks up on the way too controlling vibes in ''Fusion Cuisine'', and when Rob calls Connie a douche for lying to them, defends her because she was afraid.
** In ''Jermaine'', Doug talks about how even though a family member might have or be treating someone else really badly, it's still a family connection and it's hard to make a seperation.
* DomesticAbuser: He's really not. However. PlayedForLaughs when he screams in Jori's ear about having to be a happy family in "Red Throne" and "Betty", and in the "Food Fight" behind the scenes where his jokes about his wife even get Rob saying DudeNotFunny.
* DoubleStandard:
** While discussing ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' in his top favorite TV shows, he notices that men have a tendency to love Daria's monotone voice but hate the same thing in her boyfriend, while women react vice versa.
** In the review of "The Rebel Spirit", he and Rob both spend a lot of time calling Korra a bitch, forgetting that [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/korra-vlogs-rebel-spirit-and-the-southern-lights-6643611?fb_comment_id=fbc_419128264863962_2194137_419227408187381 both Tenzin and her father]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/legend-of-kora-vlogs-civil-wars-part-1-6645018?fb_comment_id=fbc_557982810916594_5588306_558039664244242 locked her up for thirteen years of her life and tried to control her]], and anyone would be angry. They complain about this again in the season three premiere vlog, saying her anger wasn't justified because he'd saved her in the first season.
** They think Mako's being totally legit and reasonable (adding later that he was just trying to help while Korra was acting like an abusive girlfriend, ''and'' that the LoveTriangle is her fault) while Korra's (again) being a "whiny little bitch" in all the pair's arguments, despite her whole issue being trying to save her family and Mako betraying her. Lampshaded when Doug says right after he shouldn't be calling her these names, but he calls her an "insane douche" later on anyway.
** For female vs female, "Too Young" has Jason call Doug out on buying everything Marceline does as a part of a character, but judging Bubblegum (as "boring" when she's nice or a "bitch" when she has a crazy moment) no matter what she does.
** Fitting for something that had the [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/929c9fe944e26693fde56465b387892f/tumblr_mwnfljXRs51r74fx2o2_500.png creator apologizing]] [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/3155b7ce660ba85da1e1efd5aec61755/tumblr_mwnfljXRs51r74fx2o4_500.png for the sexism]], he complains in "Wizard Battle" about Bubblegum being the reward (despite still thinking of her as a bitchy boring cocktease at this point) coming off as both unfair to her and all the straight women participating.
** Doug mocks Jori in ''Hot To The Touch'' for initially calling Flame Princess the CuteAndPsycho stalker, while Finn (who's the one chasing her) is called "cute and lovestruck".
** It's almost amusing comparing the cooing over Ice King in "Princess Monster Wife" to really wanting an excuse to hate Bubblegum in "Goliad" and "Princess Cookie".
** Jori admits herself that if it was anyone else fighting off a rape attempt in "Lady And Peebles" she'd think it was awesome, but because it's Bubblegum she has no choice but to hate it.
** Doug asking Jori what's up with her hate for Bubblegum in "The Real You"... and then proceeds to hate her too. Thankfully "What Was Missing" made him interested in the character, and he relates to her when she's shown to be a {{workaholic}} frustrated with everything. By ''Sky Witch'' he loves her.
** In "Jake The Dad", he complains about the BumblingDad[=/=]WomenAreWiser parenting cliches in a lot of sitcoms and mentions a few times that are plenty of bad mothers out there.
** In "Earth and Water", Doug points out that it's only young women in fiction who have their emotions tied to powers (like Flame Princess, Elsa and Princess Peach) so it's seen as okay for other characters to treat her as a HystericalWoman, and how he's getting sick of the trope.
** In the ''Film/SinCity 2'' review, he talks about how can you see naked breasts constantly, but no MaleFrontalNudity and how that isn't fair.
** Both Doug and Rob rip into the misogynists who wanted to boycott ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', with Doug saying if you're so pissed off with Furiosa giving Max basic orders, then imagine she's a dude and you'll probably be fine.
** In the ''Iron Man 3'' Sibling Rivalry, Rob defends Iron Man's character not evolving as the writer's problem, never blaming Iron Man himself. Fast forward to calling Korra a bitch and Wendy pandering to millenials, and bad writing never even gets mentioned.
** The fandom's tendency to listen to Rob more than Doug (reaction to said listening varying of course) was ranted about in the opening of ''Film/LastActionHero'', as people giving Rob more heat for the ''Film/MortalKombat'' bashing and ignoring Doug, apparently pissed Doug off. They then say that because Rob told everyone about this, people will like Rob again and treat Doug like shit. Also mentioned in the real thoughts on ''Film/FaceOff'' where Rob says that even if he makes a mistake people will usually attribute it to Doug.
** In ''Jailbreak'', while he's perfectly happy about more lesbian/bisexual women in cartoons, Doug complains that there's almost no gay male representation in children's animation.
** In ''Love Letters'', after saying Hyper isn't a complete work of fiction because there are plenty of women who have made him feel uneasy at cons, they talk about how male stalkers are really loud, spew off rape threats and so get caught more easily, while women are smarter about it and manage to keep going under the radar.
** DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Defied. In ''{{Twilight}}'', as much as he hates Edward for the usual reasons, he also loathes Bella just as much for being such a manipulative, uncaring DomesticAbuser.
* DoubleTake: In "Northwest Manor Mystery", of all the BigBrotherBully things (PlayedForLaughs) Rob has said and done to Doug, it's him calling Doug "not normal" that gets this trope going.
* DrowningMySorrows:
** The first time WebVideo/DemoReel came up on the 2013 drive, they were talking about all the alcohol involved in-universe, and Doug mentioned that he'd mostly drank ''after'' the show ended.
** Played for laughs in the Indy Pop Con 2016 Facebook post, as he's super grateful for beer after a ''long'' autograph section.
* DudeNotFunny:
** [[invoked]] The end of "Belly of the Beast" has an offscreen Jason yell at Doug for making pedophile jokes about his fourteen year old daughter, and Doug say it's the most disturbing ending they had yet.
** In ''Gutgrinder'', Doug's creeped out by Jason joking that he watches him while he sleeps and takes pictures, and tells Jori not to laugh because it's not funny.
** Cut off in "Five More Short Graybles", as Doug makes two disability jokes in a row (the first being he'd cut off his arm for fun), and Jason yells at him until he deadpans "I'm not making fun of handicap people".
** Jori is never comfortable with his AwfulWeddedLife jokes, especially when they're in front of his wife, and always asks Robin if she's okay with them.
** Jason tells Doug in "James" that the [[DisposableWoman dead Jori joke]] went over really badly and most people want it to stop. Thankfully she comes back in Red Throne.
** The end of ''Ghost Fly'' vlog has Jason tell Doug "you're going to get us in a lot of trouble" when Doug makes a joke that they're klansmen.
* EagleLand:
** In "Nostalgia For The Nostalgia Critic", his old room is ''covered'' with American flag stuff. When Doug expresses that it's a little creepy, his dad explains that his aunt decorated it because she wanted him to have something to be proud of.
** In ''Return of the Jedi'', he compares Jabba The Hut to the American Dream, meaning it in a sort of positive way.
* EarnYourHappyEnding:
** As he sorta-cynically, sorta-hopefully puts it, "the deeper you dig yourself, the further you have to dig out, but you can still dig out, and you're all the more proud when you make it."
** In the ''Don Bluth'' real thoughts episode, he talks about even as a kid knowing you had to "survive" bad stuff in order to get to the good, and that Don Bluth films give you that hope.
* EasilyForgiven: What he gets angry about in ''Film/ItFollows'', as he would have been a ''lot'' more annoyed and police-happy at being drugged and tied down than Jay and her friends were.
* EmoTeen: A lot of the time he (or Rob) makes fun of the fact that he was a miserable teenager with a Burton shrine. Although he does clarify later for any EmoTeen out there that while half of it is bullshit, the other half of it is legit. He also brings up in ''Unfriended'' that because of those insecurities he let them out on the wrong people.
* EmotionEater: Film Brain said in a stream (around the time of post-''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'') that Doug feeds off people thinking he's sexy, and later in the BTS of "Food Fight" Doug himself says he's joyfully addicted to tumblr posts that call him out for whatever hurtful thing he did this time.
* EmptyShell: Jokes that he's one in "The Real You".
-->'''Jason''': How do you continually go on everyday?
-->'''Doug''': I don't know, I'm not convinced I necessarily do. It's like there's some emergency back-up in my brain that's like "welp no, he's dead, okay just keep the body moving and talking, we'll fake it."
* EroticEating: With a banana and a lollipop, both {{lampshaded}} to the best of his ability. At Connecticon 2013, he got on all fours and sucked a sugarcube out of a fan's hand, which has been labeled FetishRetardant because he was pressured into it.
* EruditeStoner: In the "Real Thoughts On Hook" episode, Doug talks about watching the film with a (ex)girlfriend when they were both high, and her "beautiful" discovery about how Wendy had a crush on Peter, but when he has a crush on her daughter, she raises him as her child.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: We won't go into audience examples, but InUniverse he's been nearly kissed twice and managed to get out of a hug before he got his ass groped.
** As for the guys he wants, he has a bit of a thing for Jacob from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
** He asks his female audience to back him up on finding Marv from ''SinCity'' attractive.
** Whenever Spooning With Spoony comes up at cons, he'll swoon over Noah's sexy and gush over how giving as well as taking he was.
** Like most fangirls on the planet, the "Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes" commentary has both Doug and Rob wanting to marry Dante Basco, with Doug squeeing over how cute he'd look in a wedding dress.
** When asked at Midwest Media Expo if he would still want Tim Curry in lingerie, Doug replied "not now. Back when he had a figure, please".
** In his ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' commentary, he bragged that both fangirls and fanboys loved the PantyShot scene.
** In the real review of ''Film/JupiterAscending'', he tells all the ladies in the audience that he gets the appeal of Channing Tatum, especially if he's broody.
** In both the Sibling Rivalry and Critic of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', he takes note of how PrettyBoy-like Kylo Ren is.
** In ''Spawn'' real review, he admits to having a man-crush on Jim Carrey like apparently any boy did, and that's why he loved ''Film/BatmanForever'' so much at first.
** In his Marvel version of Disneycember, he acknowledges and enjoys the mass amount of beefcake.
* EveryEpisodeEnding:
** In the ''Franchise/AdventureTime'' vlogs, Jason {{foreshadowing}} the next episode while Doug (who caught on by ''The Duke'' but nevertheless) reacts with awkwardness or mood-swinging into either anger or depression.
** Discussed in "Is That You", as Doug can't remember what he does at the end of AT vlogs because he's so used to vlogs he does with Rob where he just ends them on a generic "take care" note. He ends up going both for gay stuff and the 'being a klansmen' joke.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He practically exhausts himself in trying, and even gets upset because he fails, but he just can't see the worth in ''Breaking Dawn'' and the movies on "The Top 11 Worst NC-Reviewed Films".
** There are a few times in Avatar where he doesn't trust Iroh's optimism, which is weird coming from someone who could have put Pollyanna to shame in the past.
** He's got a good partner in his wife, as he affectionately points out in "I Remember You" that even though he's got a NiceGuy ExtremeDoormat reputation, her willingness to take care of everyone scares even him.
** He brings up the "people can like what they like and shouldn't have to defend themselves" philosophy again in "Transformers 4", but really can't understand what substance it could give anyone and doesn't really want to.
* EvilIsSexy: [[invoked]] According to a Shadocon response, he has the hots for Ivy from VideoGame/SoulCalibur, the tentacled version of Ursula from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', and Elsa from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Plus likes [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] for the AudioErotica voice and the {{badass}}ness.
* EvilLaugh:
** Invoked in his "The Review Must Go On" DVDCommentary, after telling everyone Donnie was only made to be Critic so they could be pissed off at the insult to both characters.
** There's also ''Real Thoughts On Bridge To Terabithia'' where he has a gigglefit about the "meanest thing he's ever done" title card.
* ExpressiveHair: Around 2014, while his hair is getting worse with the balding, it can still get really fluffy when he's excited or in a good mood, and is flatter when he's not feeling so with it.
* ExtremeDoormat:
** Has a... reputation for it, and will readily admit it. For one example, at Connecticon a girl asked him if he could sign her friend's cleavage. He said no because private parts were the only things he didn't sign, but after a bit of pouting and refusing anything else, his spine crumbled and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx7Kw8K-jL8&t=7m17s did it anyway]].
** Despite Holly's protests, he's the only one who ''lets'' people steal his work and income by uploading everything he does on YouTube because he thought it would be mean-spirited to complain. Nobody else (Linkara, Todd, Phelous, Lindsay etc.) has this viewpoint and refuse "can I put your videos up on YT" every time.
** He spends a lot of time in the "King And I" review trashing people complaining about his white wall, but changing it to blue soon after anyway.
** He even apologizes for being more talkative than normal in "Conquest of Cuteness", and Jason has to tell him that it's okay.
** [[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=634421639961942&id=119355004801944 Even Rob complains about it]]:
-->'''Rob''': Well, I'd like to say I made Doug fold like a lawn chair in today's Sibling Rivalry... but the truth is he already came prefolded. After gearing up for a real showdown, he starts by saying he's had time to think about it and liked [the 2014 Godzilla movie] more. To quote Captain Hook: "I WANT MY WAR!!!" Little bastard cheated me.
** In an Uncle Yo interview, the two start talking about how Doug once (although Doug getting scared by people hitting on him has apparently happened a fair amount) had two women buying him drinks, and because Doug was panicking "what do I do I don't know what to do with this!", Yo had to say "no" to the women's offer ''for'' him.
** Lighter example, but in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeqhw6brkgQ this 2012 panel]], Rob's the one who complains about Michaud giving them blunt orders (like for Ask That Guy and anniversaries), Doug defends because he likes taking said orders.
** At his 2013 Connecticon panel, he said no to a girl's request of could he get on all fours and lick a sugarcube out of her hand, but she kept asking and he did it, at least lampshading afterwards that she could have drugged him.
** After Lupa was fired from the site, JO [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=zxqry1vjj55quafibj0zrk3n&page=1141#28517 called Doug out]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=zxqry1vjj55quafibj0zrk3n&page=1143#28560 on being too passive]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that's all we'll say.]]
** According to Alcon 2013, Michaud actually had to sit him down and tell him he needed to learn how to say no to cons wanting him.
* EyeScream: PlayedForLaughs in "Beyond The Wilds", when Doug rambles that he won't stab himself in the eyes with a fork on camera, just do it for his own pleasure. Rob's WTF look is priceless.
* EyesNeverLie: Along with PuppyDogEyes, very common in his work and vlogs.
* FaceFramedInShadow: Most of the Avatar vlogs had him sitting in dimly lit rooms with most of his face obscured in darkness. Fans like to joke that the habit's not helping his eyes get any healthier.
* {{Facepalm}}: Jason does this quite a lot in "Loyalty To The King", mostly in reaction to Rob mocking Doug for his initial upset about the show.
* FakeHigh: In "Heat Signature", Doug gets "sick puppy"-excited telling Jason that he pranks his friends by giving them wrapped up oregano, telling them it's real and seeing if they act drugged.
* FamilyOfChoice: In the "real thoughts" of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984'', he talks about biological family being important, but how the 80s really tried to push that and that the past twenty years with "choose your family/what does family actually mean" plots are more fun.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** Invoked and enjoyed with the "it's sometimes okay to lie" moral of ''Bottomless Pit'', as Doug points out that a lot of times there are big pluses to deception. For example, everyone gets horribly depressing thoughts, and it's healthier to lie/keep them hidden and try to deal with it yourself.
** He spends the first five minutes of "Political Power" going on about how he much likes that the episode shows that there's a lot of awful out there and lying is sometimes necessary to make people not panic, not just sign of corruption. When he gets to "I don't believe in you. I don't believe in myself", Rob eventually asks what the hell he's smoking.
** In "Message Received", Doug talks about how kids need to learn that there is good in everyone, it's just you might not be able to get to it. Rob agrees but teases him for being depressing.
* FanDisillusionment: Invoked with Creator/ChristopherNolan. He loved ''Film/{{Memento}}'' and adored ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', but from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' he's been really disappointed with the movies. Nolan's obsessively defensive fanbase doesn't help much.
* FandomHeresy: Doug both invokes it and tries so hard to curb it in ''Shadows of the Grass'', by saying that he ''does'' like ''Series/BreakingBad'', he just can't relate it to Walter White like he does with Fisk. Also invoked in "Real Thoughts On Batman And Robin", as Rob mentions that Doug as a child liked ''Film/BatmanForever'' more than the 1989 ''Batman'', which would be sacrilege for him to say now. In the real review for ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'', Doug says they'll alienate everyone by Rob laughing at Dobby's death in ''Deathly Hallows'' and Doug laughing at Gurgi's death in ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
* FanHater:[[invoked]] Admitted in the TMNT/Transformers 4 reviews, to Michael Bay fans. He talks to them like they're manipulated children who have to grow up and let Bay fade, and want nothing but explosions and to feel good about their dicks. He at least realizes after rants about this that it's mean spirited to both Bay and his audience.
** In ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' real review, Doug has a rant about people liking ''Film/TheGrinch'' (despite the moral of that episode) which Rob claps him for, and neither of them want to meet someone who likes the former film.
** While he keeps trying the "if you like it fine" mantra in the real review, the ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' review was another one he did because he was so pissed off at people supporting it and thinking he was weird for not.
* [[invoked]] FanPreferredCouple: Doug has few, like [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella/Jacob]], [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn/Marceline]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra/Bolin]], and [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld Scott/Knives]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: In "Lake Laogai", he says he thinks losing his mind would be scarier than dying. According to "Northwest Mansion Mystery", even as an adult and knowing it can't happen, he can't deal with people being turned into wood, stone or even robots.
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse:
** One of the ''many'' reasons he doesn't like the Transformers movies is because Optimus Prime doesn't show any fear, unlike one of his favorite inspirational heroes, Mrs Brisby.
-->'''Doug''': Everyone feels fear and they have to confront it and they have to figure out what to do with it and how to come at it, when to hide, when to come forward.
** In "Beyond The Wilds", Doug thinks "throw yourself into the fear so much that you're consumed by it and hopefully you can move on" is a good moral.
* FemaleGaze: Invoked. There are a lot of things he does that makes his girl fans squee and some of his younger male fans reach for BrainBleach. [[note]]This might also possibly account for some of the more venomous reactions he gets.[[/note]]
* FetishFuel: [[invoked]]According to FilmBrain, Doug "lives for this stuff". And in the real review for ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Doug says that all four 90s Batman films are fetish porn, even the first one for The Joker.
* FirstGrayHair: The "Review Must Go On" title card makes a point of showing his goatee starting to have gray in it.
* FirstWorldProblems:
** Did it to himself in an interview once, stating that compared to not being able to eat or going off to be a soldier, hate-filled or creepy comments against him really don't measure up as that bad.
** Invoked in the ''Interstellar'' review, where he tries to point out that if he's somewhat crazily ranting about a movie AsHimself he's not actually lying or playing it up, but it is still ''just'' about movies and there are more important things.
** In "The Love God" vlog, he makes fun of the fact that he was trying to be a tortured teenager in a "beautiful, white, suburban neighborhood".
** Both "The Ice King's Glasses" and "Real Thoughts On Batman And Robin" have him trying to tell people that there are a lot more things to worry about than another interpretation of a scene or someone making a bad movie, and that they should essentially grow up and realize that.
** In "Northwest Mansion Mystery", Doug's reaction to Rob's "sweet or savory breakfast" dilemma is "you are ''so'' white" and outright calling it a first world problem.
** At Zenkaikon 2015 he brought up the WebVideo/CollegeHumor video of teenagers whining that [movie] ruined their childhoods mixed in with actual victims who had their childhoods ruined to make the point that [[HypocriticalHumor despite his own complaining]], Bay movies are over-hated.
** In the "real thoughts on Disney Afternoon" episode, they remember how annoyed they got when breaking news about invasions interrupted, and Rob laughs that they were entitled white kids who are still horrible people.
** In ''Beach Party'', Doug mentions people really wanting him to be angry about Drop Dead Fred reboots or all-female Ghostbusters, and how he can't muster up any reaction because there's more important stuff.
** "So Many Birthdays" has them talking about age a lot, and that while they and others complain about being mid-thirties now, it would be a lot worse 100 years ago (Rob thinks they would have died at 40 being vaudeville people, while Doug assumes he'd be like a real life Chester) or in another country.
** In the ''Star Wars Special Edition'' Disneycember, while he doesn't like some of the updates either, he dismisses the supposed controversy over them as "geeks with NostalgiaFilter complaining about something that doesn't matter", especially the "Han shot first" thing.
* ForgetfulJones: He is AWFUL with names. In a review, you can very much expect many characters to be called "the mother," or "the boy," as opposed to their actual names. He's also talked more seriously about how he doesn't remember what's happened to him in the past, and how frustrating having that bad of a memory is.
* ForgetsToEat: Addresses it in "All Your Fault", explaining that what he does (thinking working himself to the grind is more important than keeping himself alive with food) isn't a good idea so don't think "I'll be like Doug and never eat".
** He used this tendency for a meta FreezeFrameBonus (in the book Jason is reading) in the "Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes", complaining that he's cranky because he's been too busy editing and hasn't eaten in days.
* FriendlyTickleTorture: PlayedForLaughs at the end of ''Congo'' when Doug does the "tickle me Amy" thing and raises his arm for Rob to tickle him. For obvious reasons Rob doesn't want to.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: In "Jake The Dog" and "Five More Short Graybles", he's self-deprecatingly okay with calling himself the asshole friend that people put up with.
* FriendToAllChildren: In a much less screwed up way than WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. He lampshaded his protectiveness of kids in the ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' commentary, adding that he's speaking as someone who doesn't have kids of his own.
* FriendVersusLover: Comes right out with it and says the situation in "My Two Favorite People" happened with him, his wife and his friends. Jason's confused {{Aside Glance}}s are gold.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: According to ''Film/TheGrinch'' commentary, his first word was "shit".
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Jason and Jori's [[CuteKitten cat]] Naruto does this in his Adventure Time Vlogs.
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom:
** PlayedForLaughs with his PerverseSexualLust for Tree Trunks from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
** In "Real Thoughts On Disney Afternoon", thanks to Rob bringing up whether Doug would fuck Gadget or not, they derail hard into the topic, including complaining that all the furry commentators will either be far into what they're talking about or upset at them for thinking they're an ObligatoryJoke.
* {{Gayngst}}:
** He assumes BMO's genderfluidity (sometimes being called "he", sometimes being called "she", sometimes being called "it") is it having an identity crisis, despite one of the perks of BMO is that ze's totally okay with this aspect of their personality.
** He's a lot more understanding and liking of Bubblegum in "What Was Missing" when he can see her as a woman who is growing up and realizing that she likes other girls while trying to fend off a younger boy's advances.
* GenderInvertedTrope: In "Henchman", he talks about seeing men do stereotypically shitty woman things like play mind games with their girlfriends and vice versa.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot:
** In the Korra season three premiere vlog, Doug points to his crotch and says that brain wants that Korra and Asami to be a couple, but his real brain likes them being friends. Thankfully when they [[spoiler: do end up being a couple]], he's just really happy about it with no dick thinking at all.
** In ''Too Far'', when Doug wants a crush/relationship with Peridot/Amethyst and for the being on top of each of each other to not just be a joke, Rob for laughs interrupts him with a pervy "aww, yeah".
* GirlShowGhetto: [[invoked]]
** He's seen a lot of movies that are total {{Cliche Storm}}s, but ChickFlick ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' is the only one that makes him want to throw up "on Hathaway's pretty dress".
** The tagline and facebook post on the ''Cinderella'' Sibling Rivalry seem quite embarrassed that they talked about a girly thing for an hour (and defended the animated version hard).
** In ''It Could Have Been Great'', Doug says that ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' was one of the girl shows he watched, as he liked the villains.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: He loves the fact that Princess Bubblegum is a scientist and that meaning the [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime show]] can babble about nerdy things. It even seems to have negated his princess hate.
* AGodAmI: He lampshades in "All The Little People" that he's done this storyline at least three times because he loves the idea of how much influence should or shouldn't the creator have on their creations.
* GodEmperor: A title PlayedForLaughs when Rob calls Doug the "God Emperor of shitty jokes" in the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' vlog.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: In "BMO Noire", he talks about how he was called an idiot until he had to start pretending to understand sexist/racist jokes.
-->'''Doug''': For so long, so many offensive jokes, like stereotypes and insults, had to be taught to me because I wasn't getting the jokes. There's all these jokes about a person's religion, or gender, or ethnicity whatever, and I was always like "I donít get it" and the other person were always like "oh dummy", I was like "...I'm a dummy because I donít hate people?"
* GoodFeelsGood: The commentary for ''A Simple Wish'' is basically twenty minutes of him discussing how awesome it feels to be a genuine NiceGuy and he doesn't care if people think he's weak for [[ApologizesALot apologizing all the time]].
* TheGlomp: He's a big fan of these at conventions. And in the ''Film/BatmanVsSuperman'' behind the scenes, Joe is bemused at how clingy he is to Tamara (her likewise) even though they've only not seen each other a couple of a days.
* GreyRainOfDepression: In a con, he said one of the reasons why he didn't like Seattle was because he's not good with rain that never stops, and at least Chicago's bad weather stops eventually.
* GrossUpCloseUp: In "The Real You", he hurts his hand by smacking the table, and when he comes back as a hand-puppet the cut can be seen in charming detail.
* GrotesqueCute: By "The Enchiridion", he's praising ''Adventure Time'' for doing something he loves: mixing the best of feminine attributes (i.e being super cute) and the best of masculine (i.e being really gross).
* GrowingUpSucks: In "Belly of the Beast", he goes on a tangent about not liking clubs much anymore because he gets more headaches and is going deaf.
** He admitted in Shadocon that being a thirty year old {{keet}} kicked his ass, as he'll run around being all bouncy and then feel like he's having a heart attack.
** There was a January 2012 update where he expressed his fear that anyone would think he's getting old and lazy, before coming back to reality and admitting nobody's actually said that.
** Discussed in the real thoughts on the Sonic shows vlog, as he talks about the difference between watching dark shows as a kid and as an adult; when you're a kid, parents look after you and you crave the dark stuff but...
-->'''Doug''': -as an adult you're just like, give me the afternoon show, things are tough now, job, work...
** In the TMNT crossover BTS, Doug groans in pain when he gets up from kneeling and James commiserates "you get that too?". A couple of other friends on the sidelines note that (his lack of) weight must make it hurt worse.
** A lot of the "So Many Birthdays" vlog is spent talking about age and all the different types of this trope, specifically mentally feeling ten years younger while your body (Doug's especially) is starting to rebel, and when they were actually younger, Doug getting scared while watching ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and hearing the line "you're young once, then it's gone forever".
* GuiltComplex: Supermassive black hole-huge. The guy even felt guilty for 'boring' people with his praise of the Avatar series.
* GuiltyPleasure: He has several, most notably being the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies, which he's admitted to ''loving'' for being so stupid. This is why the first part of ''Breaking Dawn'', with all of its gore and {{clueless aesop}}ing, [[BreakTheCutie Breaks The Cutie]].
* {{Guyliner}}: He'll wear it for shows and usually won't bother to wash it off afterwards because of fans saying it makes his eyes look even nicer.
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Jori (and Robin when she's there) reacts very well to any sort of flirting between Doug and Jason, and Doug was more than kind to out of universe {{yaoi fangirl}}s for ''years''.
* HappilyMarried: To the point where he loves and relates to Garnet's talk of fusion because that's how he feels with his wife; only knowing her for eight years but needing her so much that she's like his left arm.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: In the real review of ''Film/TheWizard'', he says the main reason why he's popular is less working himself hard or actually being good, but more luck and nice timing.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: In ''Hit The Diamond'', he talks about how he's really glad that gay representation has gone from this trope to complicated characters who can actually show that they love their preferred gender.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In the review of ''RiseOfTheGuardians'', Rob makes sure we know that he's married and straight after calling himself the expert on fairy lore. Doug of course just cracks up.
* HatesBeingAlone: A notable aversion as so many of his characters have loneliness issues. He instead thinks you should embrace and welcome it instead of being scared.
* HearingVoices:
** PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' as they say the "little voices inside your head" can be neurotic ''and'' cute.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeqhw6brkgQ In this panel]] where he freaks about hearing stuff in the ceiling in the middle of talking about something but nobody else heard anything. He makes a joke out of it to change the subject.
* HeavySleeper: When he actually does sleep, he sleeps like the dead. Notable because he goes on in "The Eyes" about how he can't empathize or relate to anyone who can't sleep when they feel like they're being watched.
* HeelRealization: Played for laughs at the end of ''Ferngully'' real thoughts, when after alienating and happily offending everyone, Doug says that they've "added nothing to life".
* HetIsEw: Alluded to for fun in ''The Answer'', when Doug says that an all gay society would make more sense because then people would have better understanding, but then nobody would be able to procreate.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Or rather ''He'' is All Grown Up, as this [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-Walker/127127037353766#!/photo.php?fbid=129804960447390&set=o.127127037353766&type=1&theater picture]] so [[SarcasmMode eloquently]] states.
* HenpeckedHusband: Played up in the fun way. There's been videos where he's shown off very large hickeys made by his wife, and he said in an interview that she doesn't appear in videos because he doesn't want to tell her what to do.
** Also PlayedForLaughs with his ex girlfriend, who he's still friends with. In the "Princess Diaries 2" behind the scenes video, he's the weakest with pull-ups but she can lift him up off the floor three times despite being shorter than him.
* HeroicBuild: In ''Spawn'' real review, when Rob is ranting about the assassin being too stupid looking for even his MaleGaze, Doug mentions that superhero men are giantly muscular and make you want to go to the gym, while superhero women are ridiculously curvy and it just comes with the territory, but ''Spawn'' was just ''boring'' with it.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Aside from looks-pride (and even that's gone), he has a deep dark hole where his self-esteem should go. Not many would relate to a ''SinCity'' character in terms of feeling worthless, but he did.
* HighSchoolIsHell: They talk about it in "So Many Birthdays", Doug telling any high schoolers watching that they should make friends and just try get through it as fast as possible, and Rob jokingly telling anyone who enjoys high school that they can't be friends with him.
* HonorBeforeReason: Loves the madness of people so obsessed with honor that they'd commit suicide before losing it, and doesn't always disagree with them.
* HorribleHollywood: He regularly talks about how he originally studied to work in film, but soon realized that someone like him wouldn't be able to survive in that industry and so went into illustration. WebVideo/DemoReel was also about how badly Hollywood treats aging actresses and {{former child star}}s, with special apologies given to Creator/ElizabethHartman, Creator/JakeLloyd and Creator/MaraWilson.
* HoYay: In-universe during ''Batman vs Superman'', Doug says that he saw the most sexual chemistry between those two and nothing with their supposed partners.
* HypeAversion: [[invoked]] Jason's family significantly hyped up Finn's baby song in ''Memory of a Memory'', making Doug think that it was some sort of musical episode. When seeing the episode, he was more interested in examining the backgrounds than he was actually paying attention to the song which he had no real opinions about.
* HypocrisyNod: To the news of the Divergent closing film getting split up:
-->'''Doug''': [[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=666828203383644&id=127127037353766&stream_ref=10 STOP IT! JUST STOP IT! Potter get's two finale films, Hunger Games, Twilight, HOBBIT GETS THREE???? When did it become illegal to cut scenes out? When did an hour and a half suddenly become treason? It's not like MY finale film was...over...three...hours...............I'll shut up now. ]]
** In his review of ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' and complaining about the length of movies, he says he knows he did an [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee anniversary movie]] that was three and a half hours long, but that had LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and was (supposed to be) a GrandFinale.
** In ''Weirdmagedon'', Doug complains that everyone on the internet is in their own bubble, but is self aware enough to get that he shouldn't be insulting everyone watching ''him''.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Has been noted to be one on many, ''many'' issues, causing much InternetBackdraft.
** Jason's called him out on it, but in terms of Princess Bubblegum. She's a bitch when she's in CuteAndPsycho mode or (rightfully) rejecting Finn's DoggedNiceGuy crush, but whenever she's responsible/nice he complains of her being a "boring princess stereotype".
** The opening to the real review of ''Film/LastActionHero'' has Rob calling Doug out ranting about how people who like ''Film/MortalKombat'' are pussies while in the video he was doing the "like what you like" thing. Doug just thanks him for the sabotage and how everyone will think he's the dick now.
** It can be difficult to square his remarks about how ridiculous it is that so many people are afraid to give their female characters flaws with some of his comments about [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra's]] [[HotBlooded anger issues]]. Granted, these comments were mostly made during Book 2, where Korra and many other characters were subjected to {{Flanderization}}, and Korra's temper was ramped up, but given that he called her "psychotic" and wondered aloud whether or not she was "redeemable" after being angry in the face of HER HOME BEING INVADED, it really comes off as hypocrisy.
** In ''Soos And The Real Girl'', Doug gets all pleading that {{basement dweller}}s should go outside "because we care about you" when Rob says it'd be better if they just stayed inside, but when he (Doug) gets to "''I'm'' not going to be the one to care about you", Rob calls him right out on this.
** Even Critic points it out in-universe during ''The Review Must Go On'', saying it's a bit rich for Doug to act like Lewis is crazy for having characters that he talks to when he's doing the same.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In Another Five More Short Graybles, Doug admits that he can't bitch about Jason showing skin when he happily showed a lot more in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''.
** In ''Space Race'', just a few minutes after Doug likes a meme that mocks people getting offended and laughs that his job is offending people, he starts to have a rant (that Rob lampshades he'd hoped wouldn't happen) about "there's no shame in bailing" being an [[invoked]] FamilyUnfriendlyAesop.
** In ''Coach Steven'', after Doug's ramble about you have to go outside and get exercise if you want to try and feel happier, Rob teases him about telling people to get sun but being ridiculously pale.
-->'''Doug''': Oh no no no, you see all these freckles though? These are from sun! My skin rejects it immediately but I still go out there!
* IAmNotPretty: The Avatar intro has him act like seeing his face everyday for two months is a bad thing. As skinny and tired as he looks, most would still disagree.
* IAmNotSpock: Even though WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is a hyperbolic wreck who would have probably died in the real world long ago, people still confuse Doug with his character.
** After the Doug/Critic scene in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and Critic being mostly retired, the people ''still'' calling Doug "Critic" all the time are probably just doing it to try and annoy him.
* IdenticalLookingAsians: In the beginning of "Speak of the Devil", Doug says he gets names wrong all the time and it's embarrassing, but it's far worse when names are of black people. Rob has a ''list'' of names he gets wrong, and Doug teases that he's so diehard trying to prove he's not racist that it comes off as digging in deeper.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Referenced in the Bay TMNT review, saying that being primal is useful sometimes because you need to survive in bad situations.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: Defends this mindset a little in "The Earth King":
-->'''Doug''': So a lot of times they just have to act like they know what they're talking about and smile... or let me put it this way, they could know all this stuff, but then they'd have to give up everything resembling a social life, and anything that would keep them ''sane''...
** Discusses it a bit more in relation to himself in "Doug's Top Ten Hottest Women":
-->'''Doug''': In a lot of ways I'm very naive and I know I am- what's that phrase IgnoranceIsBliss? There's some truth to that, it can also cause a lot of trouble, if you can avoid being ignorant please do, I at least try. But there is something where- when you're not aware of so much danger and so much judgment you're just kinda naturally happy, not thinking about all these things that can come after you or things that might hurt you and you're just going through life enjoying it.
** In "Political Power", he mentions people who ask does he know all the bad stuff that goes on, him replying no and he prefers that way, them saying doesn't he believe it, and his response being "I do believe it, that's the problem!"
** In ''The Pajama War'', he says people like to ask why others (especially politicians) put on a façade and don't tell the whole truth and it's because you actually ''don't'' want the truth and everyone would go insane. He even name drops the trope again and both him and Jason agree they're happier not knowing everything.
* IHaveNothingToSayToThat: Not being able to be his usual wordy self on the first couple episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' really upsets him, as he starts shaking and gets dangerously close to tears.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: Teased in "To Cut A Woman's Hair", as he wears a wig for the first few minutes because he wants to feel pretty.
* IJustWantToBeYou: One of the reasons why the second hottest women list exists, as he wanted to talk about how the illusion of movie magic makes them hot, how he wants to be like them, and how they also embody what he's looking for in people.
* IllBoy:
** As he stated so eloquently in "The Limit", "[he's] sick in all the ways" with OCD, ADD, spelling and balance problems ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking making him not being able to ride a bike]]), {{workaholic}} issues and memory problems where he can't even remember the previous day. In his vlog of ''The Boxtrolls'' he complains that because of Chicago weather he's had an asthma relapse after being free of it for a couple of decades.
** He despairs in the [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nc-matrix-announcement-7136199 matrix announcement]] that he never used to get sick as he is in the video and that's it's just been the last two years (2013 and 2014) where his body could never seem to heal up properly.
** At Midwest Media Expo, his advice for people with anxiety was to tell them that he has an emergency back-up telling him to act like he's confident and having fun and not let everyone know he's actually freaking out. He also said in the Finland con that commercials do genuinely calm him down when he's feeling anxious, to the point where he has a DVD of them.
** In "Doug's Sick", he talks about how he's had this one virus every year since 2013, and how it sucks because his voice goes and he gets contagious pink eye.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Inverted. Until "What Was Missing", he only really likes Bubblegum (and even her SpearCounterpart) when she's thirteen and more receptive to Finn's crush. When she's older and making it clear she's not interested, she's a "bitchy cocktease".
* ImGoingToHellForThis: In ''Coach Steven'', when they get onto what kids are aware of and their games of PlayingDoctor, Rob says to use protection and saran wrap, Doug adds on "and a gun", and Rob laughs that they're going to hell.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: In the vlogs, he partakes in too many to count. Jason or Rob will usually loudly call him out on it.
* IncrediblyLongNote: His performance of a fan's parody of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" ends with a quite frankly ''ridiculously'' long one. And once it's over he just starts talking again, seeming to not consider it any big deal or be in any discomfort.
** His participation in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's ''[[Theatre/LesMiserables One Day More]]'' group-sing had him hold a note almost ''3'' times as long as the actor who sang that part in the 25th Anniversary performace of said play.
* InherentlyFunnyWord: In "Be More", he loves the word 'goof' and says he calls his wife that all the time.
* InnocentBlueEyes: They're the reason why even his grossest characters get away with everything when they pull out the puppy dog look.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In "Princess Monster Wife", he talks about spending most of his time growing up watching TV and trying to figure out a way to fit in from the shows he watched.
** He explains this more in the Robin Williams tribute, mixing it with IJustWantToBeSpecial but not ''so'' special that everyone hates him because they think he's too much of a freak.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: "Pride is not the solution, shame is the cause of it" is a quote he loves from Avatar, and sums up his way of using this trope pretty well.
* InVinoVeritas: The sweet admitting that he relates to Garnet because he feels like he's Ruby and his wife is Sapphire probably wouldn't have happened if he hadn't spent a few vlogs already drinking with Rob.
* InsaneTrollLogic: In ''Too Far'', he says what he loves about prejudice in general is that whenever someone tries to rationalize it to him, they end up looking like idiots and going "y'know, c'mon!"
* InsultBackfire: According to the drive, he got bullied as a kid "for being weird", but took it as a compliment.
** In the behind of scenes of "Food Fight”, he says he's gleefully obsessed with negative posts [[note]]usually they're about bigoted jokes that hurt the person submitting[[/note]] about himself on [=TGWTGSecrets=]:
-->'''Doug''': (after Malcolm mentions the site) You've discovered that? Isn't it addictive? When they talk smack about you, you're like "ooh what else are they saying!"
** In ''Chille-Ted'', Rob calls Doug a freak for getting tired from coffee and energy drinks, but Doug just goes "I knew that anyway".
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Lovingly alluded to in "Vault of Bones", as he tells Jason they should make out, Jason should set him on fire, their EstrogenBrigade should write SlashFic about it and all will be right with the world. Also joked about in "Be More" when Jori and his wife want Jason to hit Doug sexily.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Apparently his complaining about much society bashes men who want to be femmier is something Jason's heard a lot, as evidenced by the "Thank You" vlog.
** Sums it up in "You Made Me".
-->'''Jason''': You're a man, right?
-->'''Doug''': Close enough.
** Joked about in "Dipper Vs Manliness" when they argue about the lighting, and Doug defends it because it makes him look "pretty... I mean manly".
** "[[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=723145877751876&id=127127037353766 All hail Queen Doug]]".
** In "Carpet Diem", after Doug says that he loves bodyswap episodes, Rob teases that it's because he might actually be a girl, and Doug jokes maybe and that fans assume so anyway because he's been in drag a million times.
** In the Indy Pop Con 2016 panel, Doug said he might be open to doing the Barbie movies because a girl was nostalgic for them, and Rob teases him for playing with Barbies when he was little.
* IResembleThatRemark: When Jason says they forget to bring up stuff because they're "distracted and kinda foolish"-
-->'''Doug''': We do not! We do not get d- hey Naruto! [[note]]for extra points, Naruto wasn't even there[[/note]]
* {{Irony}}: His CashCowFranchise character's CatchPhrase is "I remember it so you don't have to", and yet Doug himself has some serious memory issues.
* ItsAllAboutMe: PlayedForLaughs in ''On The Run'' when Doug relates to Pearl's myopia and Rob teases him for this.
-->'''Doug''': It is all about me. Clearly. Is that something I'm not supposed to see?
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Because of Azula's situation, Doug talks (or at least tries) in the Avatar finale vlogs about mental illness can run in families, especially when there's abuse involved.
* IWasJustJoking: Rare example where the audience is worried, not offended. He once tried to pass off his brokenly crying, shaking rants on ''Garbage Pail Kids'' and ''BreakingDawn'' as them being played for laughs and him acting like Critic. Seeing as this was only one half-hearted attempt and he went right back to emotions over both in the next con, nobody bought it.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In the ''Labyrinth'' behind the scenes, Doug says that any clothing that looks cool is Jim's old stuff, anything that looks stylish is Joanna's (Jim's wife), and anything that makes you go "wtf is that" is his.
* IWorkAlone: His habit of isolating himself to work so he can say ItsAllMyFault when people complain apparently drives Rob crazy. In the real thoughts review of ''Film/QuestForCamelot'' he praises "I Stand Alone" for glorifying working on your own instead of the usual promoting teamwork.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Mentioned in "Power Animal", where he laughs that if he got captured and then rescued he'd be beating on dead bodies to make himself feel better.
* KidsAreCruel: In ''Goliad'', he compares the creature with children he's had to deal with.
-->'''Doug''': There's something really creepy when you try to talk to a kid that just, like, does not understand and you really have to go super simple to explain things and they're not getting it and they have all the power in the world. I've come across a lot of those kids.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: Subverted as the Walkers (Rob especially) have talked a lot about the 80s movies they watched as a kid and how they love them, and Doug has said that the nightmares they gave him have made him tougher.
* KillTheCutie: In "The Library", he assumes that the optimistic, upbeat, constantly curious (remind you of anyone?) guy will be [[MoodWhiplash happy about getting beheaded]].
* KinkySpanking: Naturally joked about in "The Silent King", as Doug thinks the coolest thing is to get spanked. He also demands [[ItMakesSenseInContext either getting hit or juice]] in "The Real You".
* KnightInSourArmor: [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/adventure-time-vlogs-the-ice-king-s-glasses-issue-6741587 The "Ice King's Glasses" Issue]] proved he can't really be called a naive WideEyedIdealist anymore, as he ripped into a fandom that cared more about sending death threats about a badly interpreted scene than actually helping people in need.
-->'''Doug''': There's not going to be a shortage of things that will come after you and make you feel bad. Life is full of those things. The amount of effort and hatred that was being put into those comments, no amount of effort or hatred should be put into something like this. What we should do with our truths, that should have that amount of effort and anger, how to get people going to sleep at night hungry and starving to have that not happen anymore, that deserves that amount of effort and anger.
-->'''Doug''': (later) There ''is'' stuff that's worth hurting each other over, I know it sounds weird to say, but there are big issues and the world is big and terrible things happen, and that is worth fighting for, but this is ''Finn and the Ice King's glasses''! It's not worth it!
** In "Message Received", Doug talks about that while he believes there's good in everyone and people ''can'' change, the likelihood is that they won't or that they'll take a really long time.
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: In the ''Kung Fu Panda 3'' Sibling Rivalry, talking about overly long movies.
-->'''Doug''': Films like that, when they think long and big is good and it's not... [grin, hand motions] oh well under certain circumstances but you know what I mean.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: In a video where he was in Austria, he made a reference to Julie Taymor's work, and noted that about five people watching might get it.
* LaughingMad: In the "Sibling Rivalry" video for ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Rob gets steadily more annoyed at Doug's incessant cackling at nothing.
** The first vlog of ''Franchise/AdventureTime'' is a mix of tears, the traumatized kitten voice he used for ''Garbage Pail Kids'', and laughing so hard he can't get words out.
* LisForDyslexia: He clarifies in "Ocean of Fear" that all the misspellings come from an eye problem that also affects his balance, and it's not ''exactly'' dyslexia but it's close enough.
* LifeIsntFair: A big theme in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' vlogs, despite needing the show's happy. Especially with "The Blue Spirit", he sounds very sad and beaten down when talking about Aang and Zuko realizing they're in a situation that they can't get out of yet and just have to deal with ut.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Watch any behind the scenes material with him and [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]]; they're this trope.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Son]]: At the end of ''Film/TheChristmasTree'' he asks his mom to give reassurance to depressed people because "you feel it like I feel it".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: By his own admission, because he can't deal with pressures of business. He had no idea a redesign was being planned when a con guest asked him about it, and Rob [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47787&p=836258#p836271 confirmed]] that he was kept in the dark about some WebVideo/DemoReel issues because he was so excited. [[http://allisonpregler.tumblr.com/post/134206812817/what-happened-between-alison-and-doug-im-seeing Even Lupa]] said, when it comes to business calls, "he's allowed to be involved only when it's convenient".
* LoonyFan: In the "real thoughts" of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984'', Doug says that his favorite Creator/StephenKing book is ''Literature/{{Misery}}'' [[note]]not a shock as he's parodied it twice with himself as the victim[[/note]], and Rob jokes that the "obsessed fan" part is why he loves it so much because he can relate.
* LovableSexManiac: Invokes this a lot in vlogs and sketches AlterEgoActing, especially in "Blade of Grass" where he complains about fandom wanting him to be a good boy and stop talking about dicks. In the ''Labyrinth'' real review, Rob gives him the compliment of being the expert regarding the topic.
* LoveTriangle: He claims to hate them with a passion. In his opinion, they only work in comedy when it's PlayedForLaughs, but in drama they're only a distraction that postpones what the audience already know is going to happen at the end. A good example of this is in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' vlogs.
** Jason has some fun with him in "Go With Me", making him think there'd be one with Marceline/Finn/Bubblegum when there isn't, and having him rant about nothing.
* {{Luminescent Blush}}: In "Fionna And Cake", when Doug gives the very obvious lie that he never reads any of the porn about him [[note]]an extra on "The Uncanny Valley" will even have him reading some of the WebVideo/DemoReel slash he asked for[[/note]], Jori is delighted to point out that he's blushing.
* MadArtist: The ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary has him call his brain fucked up at least ten times, and he's just a little too willing to forgo food, sleep or human interaction for work that ([[WordOfGod he admits]]) doesn't always make him feel better about himself.
** In the vlog for "The Chase", he talks about how feeling confused and chaotic can sometimes lead to moments of clarity.
** Calls himself a "demented bastard" for wanting Zuko to go through even more identifiable pain so he'll come out stronger, and has joked he looks schizophrenic when it comes to making WebVideo/BumReviews.
** He admitted in several vlogs and momocon that getting so deep into work makes him lose out on food and sleep, the former to the point where he's been asked if he has cancer because he's just so thin.
** After "The Review Must Go On", WebVideo/JesuOtaku said on Website/SomethingAwful that this is to his detriment sometimes. If he went anywhere else but TGWTG his issues wouldn't be tolerated, and it's only because his bosses and co-workers are his friends that he gets away with stuff.
* MaleGaze: In his interview with Mara Wilson, they disparagingly discuss how much attention her bust gets because child actresses grow up. Unfortunately, if you look at the (male-dominated) comment sections [[note]](female fans tend to congregate elsewhere)[[/note]], this point - that it's ridiculous to objectify her just because you remember her as ''Film/{{Matilda}}'' - seems to have flown over their heads.
** In the beginning of "Wake Up", he and Jori mentioned that one time she wore a dress and flashed the camera, and he then tells the audience they can't find it if they go looking because he edited it out.
** In the ''Film/StreetFighter'' real review, when Doug complains that Chun Li never does anything with her need for revenge, Rob explains that it was just to get her in the outfit and says twice he's not complaining.
** In the ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' sibling rivalry, they talk about the guys who were whining about too many women, and Rob points out that they're all hot so why would you complain.
* MaleFrontalNudity: He complains about the lack of this in both the ''Film/HeavyMetal'' commentary and the ''Film/SinCity 2'' review.
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Boy]]: The image he tries best and most to portray.
* ManipulativeEditing: Made fun of in a ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' vlog, when Rob decides onscreen that they'll do ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' and the shorts next, and that if Doug didn't want to he could just edit that bit out.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: In "Root Beer Guy", Doug and Jason have a ten minute argument about whether they'd have sex with their wives dressed in a FrenchMaid outfit while a murder was going on outside. Jason would, while Doug wouldn't is the basic gist of it.
* {{Mangst}}: He's a big fan of men/boys who have a lot of pain, but treat it as their own problem and are willing to die before they go crawling to anyone else for help. Out of his characters, despite the queerball femminess, Donnie from WebVideo/DemoReel fit this style of angst perfectly.
* ManlyTears: As his AuthorAvatar in "The Review Must Go On". Plenty of lip-quivering and eye-tearing, not so much with the happy.
* ManOfAThousandVoices
* MarriedToTheJob: His {{workaholic}} issues are well-documented. In a con where his wife was in the audience, he said some words that she's had to get used to hearing are "In a few more minutes, honey! Almost done! Just a few more!"
* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: According to "The Duke" and "Henchman" (jokily of course), women are insecure and manipulative while men are stupid and violent, though Doug says in the latter that he's seen women do stereotypically male things and men do stereotypically women things (like play dick mind games).
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's a sweet man, and this has been discussed plenty of times. In his commentary for ''Zombie 5'', [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] said how Doug called him up to profusely apologize for coincidentally using his idea of dressing up like WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob first.
** In a [[http://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/85550919638450176 tweet]], Lindsay called him "one of the rare Really Nice Guys".
** On {{Website/Facebook}}, a {{troll}} was calling Doug every single sexually degrading thing he could think of for a long while. He then asked when he lost his virginity. Doug finally responded with a YourMom joke... and then ''apologized'' for having to be "needlessly cruel" sometimes.
** In {{WebVideo/Phelous}}'s ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' review, everyone else celebrates Paris Hilton's death in the film, while he's disgusted by their behavior.
** He invited Creator/MaraWilson to appear in his ''Film/ASimpleWish'' review as a way of saying sorry due to his fanbase sending her bad messages over her acting skills.
** While it hasn't been updated in a while, he even had a [[http://diplomaticdoug.tumblr.com/ tumblr]] gently mocking his extreme niceness and doormat tendencies. You'll be surprised about how many entries that aren't even exaggerating what he's actually said in reality.
** Hope invoked ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' to describe him, as in "you're not good, you're not bad, you're just nice".
** Even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meN4yaHw4JQ&feature=youtu.be&t=1h37m52s LordKat]] clarifies later on in this that while he loathes CA, Doug's problem isn't that he's not nice, just very weird.
* MenDontCry: He's more than fine with crying at actual problems, even going as far as to say the shaking-hands-falling-to-pieces-while-trying-to-keep-composed breakdown is the best way of tears, but admitting he cried at the Zuko/Iroh reunion humiliates him. Comments mocking him for "being full of estrogen" probably don't help any.
* MidReviewSketchShow: The ''Adventure Time'' vlogs with Doug, Jori and Jason can easily spend only a couple of minutes on the actual episode and veer off into a therapy session, playing with stuffed animals, or Jori and Robin encouraging GuyOnGuyIsHot.
* MilitaryBrat: Doug's father was in the navy, and he was actually born in Italy.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: In ''Mirror Gem'', he talks about how much he loves anything to do this trope and anything that plays with mirrors in general, and jokes that if a mirror fetish exists he probably has it.
* {{Misblamed}}: [[invoked]] In the TMNT review (which he entitles "Michael Bay's TMNT") he makes the mistake of thinking Bay directed the movie and specifically says that he could see every bad idea that Bay had. In reality, Bay just produced the thing and was responsible for nixing a lot of ideas in early drafts that would have caused nerd rage. [[https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/590590313401556992 Lindsay was annoyed by this too]].
** In-universe, while Nick did screw over Korra a lot, Doug and Rob have a tendency to blame any writing flaws on them instead of the actual writers, who they CreatorWorship constantly.
** Something similar happens with Wendy in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' vlogs, as her only 'fault' was being an object for Dipper to crush on (which is a writer problem, not really her's), yet Rob complains about her a lot and calls "Into The Bunker" her redemption episode.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: At Kollisioncon, he talked about how weird it was for him to have huggy touchy-feely high school teachers who wanted to make sure he was having a good time in education. Though he was quick to say there were nice teachers too.
* MissKitty: He's game enough to frequently make TheOldestProfession comparisons with what he does, and jokes in "You Made Me" that he's "head whore" of Website/ChannelAwesome.
* MomentKiller: In ''Alone Together'', Rob thinks Stevonnie (word of god pronouns being they) is a she, he and an it, so technically "shit", and then laughs that he's ruined the episode.
* MommasBoy: Unlike the abused Critic and tragic Donnie, he's one in a nice way. The end of "The Worst Christmas Special EVER" has him ask her to give people who are having a crappy time some hope because they both know how awful things have been in the past year. His mom is so nice that when she had to act like she was mad at him in "Disney Afternoon", she found it really hard. And like with his wife, he's thanked her for always feeling the need to look after him and anyone else that she could find.
* MonochromeCasting: In the behind the scenes footage for ''Film/FaceOff'', the subject turns to ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' and he expresses his upset that aside from a few extras, there were no POC actors in the movies.
** At the end of "Burning Low", he gets fake-weepy over admitting watching ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' "because it's so white it makes Maggie Smith look hip".
** In his real thoughts review, he really likes that ''Film/TheMatrix'' movies averted this and only had a few white people.
** In ''Bubble Buddies'' and ''Laser Light Cannon'', Doug (former episode) and Rob (latter) appreciate that WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse averts this and isn't just full of white people.
* MostAnnoyingSound: In-universe during ''Full Disclosure'', he apparently hates his phone ringing, and it wouldn't matter picking a nicer ringtone cos he'd still hate it.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: In the real thoughts on Phantom, Doug admits that his one fanfic-like thing was to want to make his own Phantom movie, and Rob tells him to shut up because he's making them sound like 12 year old girls.
* MostWritersAreMale: He discusses this ([[MaleGaze and]] [[GirlsNeedRoleModels other]] [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial related]] DoubleStandard [[WomenAreWiser tropes]]) in the "Top 11 Favorite NC Jokes", detailing how ridiculous it is that male writers are almost ''scared'' to give their female characters flaws and personalities.
* MotorMouth: All of his characters, and Jason has teased Doug a few times over how he talks constantly and doesn't know when to shut up. Rob also complains at him for talking so much that "[Rob] couldn't say anything" in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', even though he interrupted Doug plenty to call his criticisms of the movie stupid.
* TheMovieBuff: While he wanted to do other things, he says in "Transformers 4" that his life is just making fun of bad movies.
* MrFanservice: Invoked as hard he was able. As well as some of the things he does for the Critic and Ask That Guy, he takes every opportunity he can to flirt with people, start a striptease for con-goers or show off some skin. Film Brain also said in a livestream that Doug "lived for" the stuff on his fetish fuel pages, and that you should "feed him".
* MuscleAngst: Discussed in ''Coach Steven'', as Doug has a rant about how you shouldn't exercise to try and be strong, but to try and be happy because the sun is more helpful for sadness than sitting indoors.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: He goes on a rant about how the bounty hunter woman in Bato Of The Water Tribe should have had giant muscles in order for him to believe that she'd defeat some guys. The comments enlightened him to another [[MusclesAreMeaningless trope]].
* MustHaveCaffeine: Inverted in ''Chille-Ted'', as Doug actually gets tired from caffeine and had no idea for ages that people actually ordered coffee to stay awake.
* MyGreatestFailure: Discussed in the most uncomfortable moment of "The Awakening":
-->'''Doug''': That's the toughest thing for anyone to go through, when you try your hardest and it still blows up in your face [-] they really captured that fear, that pure ''fear'' that you will not be able to fix everything, that not only have you failed, but you've failed not just yourself but everybody whether they realize it or not, but you realize it so that's the ultimate failure.
* NiceGuysFinishLast: Subverted. In the ''A Simple Wish'' commentary, he reveals that he's aware that a lot of people take advantage of his apologetic nature and tend to blame him for stuff he has no say in, but doesn't mind because being GoodFeelsGood.
* NightmareFetishist: He's quite fascinated with suicide and death wishes, and the narrator for the WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee documentary got freaked out when he revealed his fifth year anniversary idea would be "TGWTG goes to hell".
* NeverBareheaded:
** He'll nearly always wear the Critic hat when he does [=vlogs=] by himself.
** He apologizes for the knit cap in "The Pods", explaining that he wasn't up for showering that day.
** In the beginning of ''Walnuts And Rain'', he's wearing a new hat that Jason gave him, and talks about how if his hair is looking flat and ugly and seems more balding than usual, he'll just grab whatever's available to cover it up.
* NeverMyFault: In "BMO Noire", he jokes that the greatest part of his job is messing up constantly and getting away with it.
-->'''Jori''': He's making mistakes, he can't make mistakes!
-->'''Doug''': I'm an internet critic, it's all we do, and then blame other people for them. Don't you know the drill? It's great!
* NeverTrustATrailer: "Chamber of Frozen Blades" had the tagline "alright everyone...CHILL!" and a picture of Doug with his middle fingers up. It'd be okay fearing he was going to yell at us again, but really he's just embarrassed because he taped over the original vlog.
* NewMediaAreEvil:
** The basic gist of his long ramble in "A Leaf of the Wind", that his generation and the one after are so indulged with distraction and entertainment that they're scared to be alone.
** In the ''Frozen'' Disneycember and again in the ''Inside Out'' portion of the "Top Ten Favorite Disney Films", he talks about how (in his opinion at least) social media either makes us too introverted and not knowing how to survive, or entitled to showing all our extreme emotions like being offended by anything or being made happy by anything.
* NoBisexuals: Notably in their ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' finale vlog, while Doug keeps saying how great it is that Korra is bisexual, Rob goes for the LastHetRomance route and keeps calling both her and Asami lesbians.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** To parody the episode (Fisk smashing a guy's head in with a car door), the fourth ''Daredevil'' vlog has Rob shoving Doug's head down and pretend to repeatedly punch him in the neck.
** PlayedForLaughs (although Rob apologized after) at the end of the real review of ''Film/MammaMia'' when Rob displays how the film made him feel by smacking Doug with a remote and stabbing him in the ear with a pen.
** PlayedForLaughs in "Real Thoughts On ''Film/SonOfTheMask''", as Rob keeps playing with the monkey with a few slaps on Doug, but beats him with it twice at the end.
-->'''Rob''': Sorry, it was the monkey.
--->'''Doug''': [backed off] ...this is what you do with your spare time.
** Joked about in ''Onion Friend'', where Rob says his reaction to Doug having a really bad allergic reaction was to beat him horribly (he didn't actually) and then when that didn't work, took him to the doctor.
-->'''Doug''': [[SarcasmMode Thank you for that, it really added a lot to my pain and as a whole, on this time on earth]].
* NoodleIncident: In both "Southern Raiders" and "Avatar Aang", he mentions having to defend himself with violence because he apparently wasn't "strong enough or smart enough" for anything else.
* NothingIsScarier: He likes playing this trope himself, but says in the "real thoughts" of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984'' that the scariest stuff in media to him is getting just enough but not knowing fully what happened.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace[=/=]HatesBeingTouched: He can grope people all he wants, but he freezes when they touch him back. Lampshaded muggily by Jason in "Evicted".
* NostalgiaFilter: Subverted in ''Cat Fingers'' where Doug says boy shows in the 80s tried harder, but then corrects himself a few minutes later saying they didn't and just appealed because toys.
* NotAMorningPerson: But is enough of a {{workaholic}} to deal with it. He says in "Time Sandwich" that while it's a strain to get out of bed, he'll force himself to wake up earlier because he works faster when it's that early and nobody's around.
* OopsIForgotIWasMarried: Linkara, Rob and others have had to remind him when he's flirting with people that he is actually taken. His wife thankfully seems to enjoy it, and according to vlogs, is especially delighted with all the SlashFic about him.
* OffscreenInertia: He will occasionally use defiance of this trope as a joke.
* OffWithHisHead: Threatened by Rob to Doug in "Blood Under Skin". He holds him down and Jason gets a knife while Doug screams a lot.
* OhCrap: PlayedForLaughs with the expression on his face [[http://douglasdarien.deviantart.com/art/Nostalgia-Critic-meets-the-Sailor-Scouts-2-493859023 when he meets some Sailor Scouts]] at Shadocon, referencing how bad the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' review backlash was.
* OlderThanTheyThink: In-universe, while talking about ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', he brought up that it was really ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' that started the whole "wish and you'll do fine" business that people dislike the Franchise/DisneyPrincess range of movies for.
* OnceAnEpisode: More often than not in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [=vlogs=], Doug will talk about having to deal with a different group of people who don't treat him very well or have some kind of mental health problem relating to the episode.
* OneNoteCook: Apparently the most he can do is macaroni and cheese, but his wife, brother and sister in law are all {{Supreme Chef}}s who still have to make him eat their food because he doesn't want to ruin how pretty it looks.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Doug is featured as himself in a video and not one of his many characters, you can be sure he's telling his honest opinion rather than a comically exaggerated one. See, for example, him intentionally breaking character in the Bum Review of ''The Avengers'', or fictionalized interactions between Doug and the Critic.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Whenever Doug tries to do an accent it inevitably turns into some sort of weird Eastern European accent. See his "How To Be a Pirate" videos and his contributions to Lupa's [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] videos for examples.
* OralFixation:
** Put anything phallic in front of him and he ''will'' lick it. His WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses pipe, a lollipop, a lightsaber (three times), a banana, a joystick... [[{{Fanservice}} women were pleased]]. And as mentioned above, lampshaded plenty.
** The "Movies Everyone Disagrees With You On" panel at Animecon 2015 had him make blowjob motions with his microphone, dirtiness which he apologized for.
** He gets good-naturedly teased about it in the ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' behind the scenes, with Rob asking "what ''hasn't'' been in your mouth?".
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In the TMNT crossover BTS, Doug as a kid really wanted ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies'' bedsheets and swore he'd love that franchise forever, but then he got into ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and demanded everything but couldn't get all the toys he wanted because his family didn't have enough money.
* OverusedRunningGag: [[invoked]] When the phone rings in "The Vault" and Jori (who was juiced a few episodes ago), Doug and Jason still continue the dead/Jason throwing his voice joke, and Doug says "we're going to run this bit until it's dead and reincarnated". Later in ''James'', Doug tries to do it again and Jason tells him to stop because people hate it.
* PapaWolf: Even when it doesn't make sense (i.e. Ask That Guy), every character he has is either fiercely protective of kids or there is something very wrong when they aren't, like how Critic-post reboot killed a child because she thought he was the Nerd. As for Doug himself, he admits this is a huge thing for him, and worries in "Jake The Dad" that if he ever becomes a father the paranoia will destroy him.
* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe he recommends watching new loved film ''Film/WatcherInTheWoods'' when it's a dark night, you're all alone and you already feel like someone's watching you.
* PenName: For a while he went by "Douglas Darien" in his Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses material, as he worried that it might jeopardize his career as an illustrator. He dropped it when the site became very successful on its own.
* PercussiveTherapy: Referenced in "Who Would Win", when both it works and it doesn't.
-->'''Doug''': Anyone that's got in a fight with a sibling or a friend or something like that, and they've got really into a fight, sometimes it ends when you take a breath and realize it was stupid, but other times you're still angry and you're still trying to hate the other person.
** He spends most of "real thoughts of ''Film/AliceInWonderland" being angry and slamming his hands down on an offscreen table or his leg.
* PetPeeveTrope: [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/30502-dougs-top-10-worst-cliches He made a whole list of them]]. More specifically, he really hates the LiarRevealed trope, which he brings up in his ''{{DreamWorks|Animation}}''-uary videos, as they used it pretty often. He also hates TheBully and LoveTriangle tropes. [[invoked]]
** TropesAreNotBad: In his reviews of ''How to Train Your Dragon'' and ''Madagascar 3'', it is one of the few times that he does not hate the use of this trope. He also admits that TheBully and {{Love Triangle}}s can work if they're played for laughs rather than for drama.[[invoked]]
** He's made it astoundingly clear he's not fond of extreme RatedMForManly at all. The only manly characters that have been written by him as sympathetic are [[WebVideo/DemoReel Karl and Quinn]], and he blames Bay for making him feel like being a man is boring.
* PlayingAgainstType: His role in WebVideo/{{Sonic}}. He's played drama and plenty of {{distressed dude}}s before, but Critic, Ask That Guy, Chester or Donnie could never be silent or stoic or manly.
** More so in ''Dragonbored'', as instead of the usual mentally ill EthicalSlut [[invoked]] JerkassWoobie he usually plays, he's the [[invoked]] MartyStu FishOutOfWater with some not-current ideas about women and queer people.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: "Belly of the Beast" turns pretty desperate when Jason 'quits'.
-->'''Doug''': Don't leave me! ...please? Don't put your coat on, [turns the camera around] he's putting his coat on. Don't do that! No!
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Secret of NIMH 2'' commentary, where Rob asks Doug if he wants him to leave, and Doug immediately goes contrite and gives a tiny "no".
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:
** In the ''50 Shades'' Sibling Rivalry, Rob has a long rant essentially boiling down to this after Doug agreeing with [[http://jennytrout.com/?p=8740 people]] [[note]][[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11404909/Sex-toy-injuries-rocket-after-release-of-Fifty-Shades-of-Grey.html and injuries from bad sex toy usage have increased since the release of the book]][[/note]] that the book is horrible to women, believing instead that the book is harmless stupid porn and if you think it's abusive you're taking it too seriously.
** Mocked by Rob in the "Mortal Kombat" review where when Doug is talking about the sexist way Sonja was treated, he sarcastically calls him a social justice warrior just for wanting female characters to have brains.
** Discussing PC-ness in the ''Film/GoodBurger'' real review, Doug says there's both "hate filled we're gonna offend everybody" and "we're very sensitive and don't offend anybody" and he especially likes people/shows who can do both at the same time, while Rob just cares if something's funny or not and jokes that he has happy feels about offending people.
* PrematurelyBald: When he gets upset about losing even more hair (this being in 2014 where 'poof' is sadly hard to find) in "Susan Strong", Jason reminds him that he did it to himself due to working too hard.
* PrettyBoy: Lampshaded often by both him and others.
* {{Pride}}: He talks about it during ''Film/GraveOfTheFireflies'', saying that even if you think it's for the best, it can do some serious damage to you.
* PrimaDonnaDirector: His "[[AlterEgoActing persona]]" in "The WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}n War". In real life he's too nice for his own good, as his WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee commentary explained how he spent most of the shoot beating himself up for making people work.
* PrimalFear:
** In ''Shadows of the Grass'', Rob says that the scariest villains in media are the ones with humanity because you always want to try and rationalize with them, but at any time they can snap, and Doug nervous-laughs that it's just like real life.
** In the second ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' episode, when Matt cuts into a guy with a knife, he says that makes him most uncomfortable, because he's fine with most dark AntiHero stuff, "but I have a weird knife thing". Plus in ''Blood Under The Skin", he really does look afraid when Jason comes back with a knife.
* ProductPlacement: The "Gutgrinder" review [[{{pun}} grinds]] to a PlayedForLaughs halt so Doug can plug his cons and site.
** PlayedForLaughs again in "The Tower", where Doug regularly plugs Starbucks Cake-Pops, and makes sure to point out that they're only two hundred calories but still his new favorite thing.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: PlayedForLaughs [[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=658802750852856&id=127127037353766&stream_ref=10 when]] Disney [[http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/disney-buys-maker-studios-in-deal-worth-at-least-500-million-1201145068/ bought Maker Studios]]. (who own Blip)
* ProperlyParanoid:
** Doug likes ''Marble Madness'' because it shows there's a time for diplomacy and there's a time to be "uber uber cautious and paranoid".
** In "The Cooler", he admits that growing up he always thought the government were watching people and so didn't get pissed like everyone else when that proved to be true.
** In the ''Labyrinth'' behind the scenes, talking about how he worries about child stars, he says whenever he hears "they're being raised right!", he thinks that's usually a lie somehow (referencing Miley Cyrus actually hating her old show) and ends up being correct.
* ProudBeauty: All of his main characters, and he [[PlayedForLaughs played it for giggles]] in an Anime Milwaukee panel by flirting with a guy and getting upset when the audience member didn't play along by calling him sexy.
* PuppyDogEyes: In every character he has, and in terms of Sibling Rivalry, fans get amused by how often he just ''stares'' at Rob (or into space) like a starved kitten.
** He spends most of "Slumber Party Panic" with eyes so huge that it'd put an anime girl to shame.
* QuitYourWhining:
** Has a tendency to do this to himself. Most people would consider complaints about becoming sick from overwork, creepy fans or having to rage every con because of a meme you're tired of justified, but he'll always find a way to act like he was just bitching unnecessarily.
** PlayedForLaughs in a few Korra vlogs, with Doug trying to complain about not liking whatever thing in the show and Rob mocking him by saying he's acting like a baby.
** While he's quick to point out that this doesn't work for everyone, he has a print out of Hamlet's "my thoughts be bloody" speech to inspire him to, in his words "what the fuck are you crying about, do what you have the privilege of doing and do it to the best of your ability" whenever he feels tired or bad about something.
* RacistGrandma: "The Pit" has a long tangent about prejudiced old people who get away with it because of their age, and Doug says while he'll let strangers off because they'll get punished with death, if it's a family member being awful he'll fight a bit more.
* RaisedCatholic: Doug said he attended Catholic school when he was a kid in his ''Disney/MelodyTime'' review.
** In some of his flashback videos, Catholic items (and a church) are seen. In his video "Off to Defeat the Nerd," he asks Rob what they were bapitized as.
** In ''Film/TheOddLifeOfTimothyGreen'' review, he calls God "the Life of the World to Come, Amen." That title is actually the last line of the Nicene Creed.
** He explains in "Wizards Only Fools" that he was raised Roman Catholic, but as he was growing up he started to like other religions more, and now he's just agnostic and tries to be good.
** With the religious themes in ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', the Walkers mention this a lot in the vlogs. Rob in particular is amused by all the Catholic guilt that comes with that background.
** In "It Could Have Been Great", Doug talks about how the religion you're raised on is always going to be a part of you, and Rob says he'll have catholic guilt until the day he dies.
* RantInducingSlight: Doug's had a few, but Rob can just as easily be so ranty from something small that Doug will have to ask a couple of times if they can move on already.
* ReallyGetsAround: Jason jokingly calls Doug a whore when Doug teases him for not having girlfriends at 14 and says he'll make up for the partners Jason didn't have. Rob's also mocked Doug good-naturedly for going through a load of relationships at first.
* ReligionIsWrong: While he's not Catholic anymore, he still doesn't like this moral.
* ReluctantPsycho: Goes between being sad about it and embracing it. Starting from WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee commentary he kept calling himself messed up in the head, and his Valentine's 2014 posts had him go as far as to say if he could manage a relationship with all his [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=639763956090069&set=a.465719730161160.105344.127127037353766&type=1&stream_ref=10 self-loathing]] and [[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152234447514508&id=127127037353766&stream_ref=1 crazy]] then anyone could.
* RepressedMemories:
** Comes up in "The Vault", where Doug says he can understand the mindset of repressing anything that makes him depressed.
** Also mentioned in ''Jermaine'', where he talks about even if you block out family or religion (in context for abuse reasons), they're still who you grew up with and it's still going to be a part of you.
** On a lighter note, ''The Killing Joke'' has him say that while he understands some not being able to separate the awful prologue from the actual movie, he's good at blocking stuff out.
* RetroactiveWish: In "The Silent King" he got his wish for loads of butts granted, so he wishes at the end for "[[MaleGaze pretty naked ladies]]" in the next one.
* RhymesOnADime: He is surprisingly good at writing lyrics for satirical or humorous songs, as shown in "Holiday Clusterfuck" and a few smaller moments in Nostalgia Critic reviews. He states that simple rhyming just comes naturally for him when explaining how he managed to write the ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' review entirely in rhyme and still post it on schedule.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: By the point of season 5, he ''really'' likes Princess Bubblegum, and has come up with at least two theories [[note]]that the show's universe saw old media and thought princess was the highest rank, or that she ''was'' queen and King of Ooo forced her down[[/note]] as to why she's a princess instead of the queen she behaves like.
* RuinedForever: In-universe, the ''Ghostbusters remake'' news has them acting like the internet is one hivemind (though they realize later it's different subsets) and all the same people are calling an all-female cast, an all-male cast and a co-ed cast sexist towards someone.
* RuleThirtyFour: In both ''Korra'' and ''Gravity Falls'' vlogs, Rob makes a point of not liking either Korra or Wendy for a long time while also bringing up how much they're porned over.
* SadClown: He's a big believer in the "''all'' comedy is based on misery" style of humor, to the point where he argues that he hasn't even seen any comedy that didn't have a misery element to it.
* SanitySlippage:
** Mentioned by Jason in "The Limit" where he says you should see Doug off-camera because he's been losing his mind a bit, and Doug {{sarcasm mode}}s that he's totally normal-sounding in actual videos.
** PlayedForLaughs with the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' sweaters Rob wears, thinking they're turning him into Mabel. Though in ''Soos And The Real Girl'', where Doug gets into TalkativeLoon mode again, they decide it's less Rob that's crazy this time and he's rubbing off on Doug.
* SarcasmFailure: Towards the end of his ''Boys Beware'' riff. He can only say "...wow" to the assertion that gay people are mentally ill.
* ScheduleFanatic: According to both Rob and himself.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: He and Jason both say in "The Cooler" vlog that if you're pretty and smile nice, you can get away with most things.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the Forced Viewing podcast, he gives a carefully worded explanation on how mentally ill people cling onto things like family or teddy bears and then bolts, not even sticking around for the "thank you for joining us today" at the end.
** Jason at the end of "Loyalty To The King", when Doug says the fan and Rob will be around for another vlog.
*** He also tries to make a quiet break for it when Doug randomly talks like the Ice King in "The Other Tarts".
*** Jason does it again in "Belly of the Beast" when Doug displays a ridiculous loss of memory and doesn't remember the bears that he made a big deal about in "When Wedding Bells Thaw".
*** He leaves when Doug gets obsessed with "trunk mitts" in ''Dream of Love'', and Jori comes in to lead Doug off too.
*** He leaves again in "You Made Me" when Doug starts getting OCD about Bubblegum's weird braided-crown-like hairstyle in the episode.
*** Understandably so, he leaves when Doug gets fixated on Tree Trunk's ass in ''Love Games'', and only comes back when Doug promises to stop it.
** During the Doug/Jason yelling match in "Betty", Jori tries to slink away because pressure from Doug was overloading her brain. (Jason says he can relate.)
* ScrewYourself: PlayedForLaughs in the "Movies Everyone Disagrees With You On" panel at Animecon 2015, where introducing himself ends up a joke that he's having sex with Critic and teases spoilers.
* SecretKeeper: Discussed in ''Secret Team'', as Doug praises the the show because keeping a secret from someone intimidating feels very real to him, and Rob agrees later that most teams work as one person being feared.
* SelfDeprecation: One of the ruling champions.
** A HypocrisyNod to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' bringing back Brian [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611863385546793&set=a.465719730161160.105344.127127037353766&type=1 is pretty ballsy]].
** In the "Shut Up And Talk" video with Todd, when Todd is glad he stuck with the job so he could be getting interviewed by Doug, Doug immediately apologizes for not being a better end-game.
** A lot of vlogs with Jason or Rob will have them telling Doug that his comedy is predictable and not that funny.
** Played for laughs in ''Same Old World'', after hoping they offended everyone (though he encourages Rob to apologize for leading that thought in the next ep), he jokes that he HatesEveryoneEqually, including himself and his state.
* SelfHarm: Joked about in the drive, as he moves in for a kiss with the Nostalgia Muppet and immediately gets slapped. Cue "talk about self abuse" reaction line from Doug.
* SelfProclaimedLiar: BeneathTheMask and how the industry he's in manipulates people are common topic with him, and in ''Bottomless Pit'' he talks about how it's good to lie, especially as a means of protecting yourself and others from your issues.
* SelfServingMemory:
** Rob points this out in regards to Doug's revised opinion on ''Film/{{Thor}}'', as he remembers Doug fangasming over that movie but Doug doesn't.
** In ''Film/TheRoom'' commentary, he says he gave the benefit of the doubt in regards to thinking "John from the room movie dot com" and Tommy Wiseau were the same person, but from the very beginning he made "Wiseau's accent came through the email" jokes.
** As soon as he ended up liking Bubblegum for her BrokenBird side, Doug has a tendency to act like she was just a pretty princess airhead in season one. In actual fact, he called her a crazy bitch quite a few times in the first season's vlogs.
** He's said twice in 2014 that he only found about {{shipping}} in 2013, but he asked for SlashFic in WebVideo/DemoReel and was making jokes about pandering to fanficcers way back in ''{{Kickassia}}'' time.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: You already know it if you watch con videos or listen to commentaries, but "Sibling Rivalry" proved it for Doug and Rob. Doug's giggly, emotional and [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me8683Bheg1r4g53lo1_400.png shakes hands]] like a ProperLady, while Rob's stoic and snarkier.
* SentimentalDrunk: He compares ''MaryPoppins'' favorably to getting really happily drunk at parties for the fun bits of the movie and then getting depressed and existential about life for the more serious moments.
* SeriouslyScruffy: In his ''Top 11 Movie Moments'', he immediately apologizes for more stubble than usual because he's just been so busy on the ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' review.
* SequelHook: Continuing the connection that he and Critic have got themselves into, the "Business Time" vlog takes place ''at the exact same time'' that Critic disappears from his room and reappears in [[http://benthesage.com/reviews/aa/anime-abandon-the-guyver-with-nostalgia-critic/ Alcon]].
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: As seen by the donation drives and some cons with Rob, he carries on the teasing even when others are uncomfortable.
* ShipperOnDeck: As Rob's not really a fan of that kinda thing, he's usually responsible for all the ShipTease flying around in the shows and anniversary specials.
* {{Shipping}}: [[invoked]] Despite one of the points of the episode being Marceline not wanting Finn that way, "Go With Me" turns Doug into a diehard fangirl for the pairing. He's completely over it by "Marceline's Closet" though, as he doesn't mention the fuel of Finn seeing her naked, and is much more interested in her and/or Bubblegum being gay in some capacity.
** As for himself and his characters getting shipped with each other or every being in existence, he's all for it, joking at Shadocon 2012 that he's mostly just noticed he's always the one submitting.
** In ''Roadside Attraction'', Doug says that he really ships Dipper/Pacifica, and isn't a fanboy but more of a fangirl because fanboys stereotypically aren't as into shipping.
* ShirtlessScene: By this point he's had so many he might have actually topped {{Benzaie}} for most times half naked on the site.
* ShrinkingViolet:
** In his Disneycember review of ''A Goofy Movie'', he joke-cries that the shy, stuttering guy in the corner really ''can't'' get the hot girl in real life. Cue fangirl d'awwing.
** According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7tcjSM0Bc him]], he used to be really afraid of fans recognizing him at the beginning, until his dad and brother pulled him aside and told him off for it.
* ShowDontTell: He's maybe a little too much a fan of this. He said absolutely nothing from the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' review to the end of ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', letting the trailers, the characters and the plot speak for itself.
* SickAndWrong: He was particularly disgusted and upset by ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn, Part 1]]'' trying to discuss the topic of abortion, stating that a subject like that requires you to, among other things be highly knowledgeable on the subject and know what you're talking about, neither of which fits the film's take on the subject.
** If "The Worst Movies NC Has Reviewed" is any indication, child abuse of any kind is on the same level as badly handling a hot topic like the above.
* SignatureLaugh: When he's LaughingMad in character or on a AuthorTract during vlogs, it's a high pitched "ha ha!" usually coupled with waving of his hands.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: Several of his characters have one. He himself will usually end vlogs (if he doesn't want to end on a sad/violent/joke note) with "talk to you guys later" and "take care".
* SingleIssueWonk: [[invoked]] By ''The Painted Lady'', even he's scared about how fixated he is on hating ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
** In "Long Live The Earth Queen", Doug apologizes for always beating on ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[note]]he only started beating on it when he was trying to be polite and people kept threatening him[[/note]] but quickly changes his mind and says he'll always beat on it, and Rob likewise on ''Film/ManOfSteel'', just to see fans complain.
** On the topic of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Doug brings it up again in the ''World On Fire'' vlog and refuses to believe Rob when Rob says enough time has passed and they're less likely to get negative comments for bashing it.
* SkewedPriorities: In "Memory of a Memory", he says he's a lot more obsessed with the importance of the fries than the apocalypse imagery. And later on during the glasses mess in "Holly Jolly Secrets", Jason figures that he's obsessing about the fries and glasses "as a way out" of discussing bigger problems.
* SlasherSmile:
** Has an impressive one that shows all of his teeth at the end of "BMO Noire" when he pushes Jason down on the ground.
** In the ''Cinderella'' Sibling Rivalry, even though the character is dead, he naturally goes Ask That Guy when he says "yes" and smiles like this.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: He and Rob have teased himself more than once about how ironically he was cynical as a child/early teenager, but as an adult he's been ThePollyanna to the point of getting in trouble over it.
* SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters: Doug is a bigger fan of characters in a story rather than the plot. He says that he can last through a mediocre story if the characters are interesting, and his shows do focus more on character interaction & analysis rather than having a deep plot. Rob on the other hand loves plot a lot more than characters (his original version of ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' had none of the Chick/Critic/Film Brain scenes talking about emotion for example), and according to Lewis, this difference in opinion is the cause of a lot of writer arguments between the two.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: He happily notes the inversion with ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', realizing that as of "Video Makers" Finn and Jake are the only boys in a sea of female friends.
* SoBadItsGood: His in-universe opinion of ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is that it's his own version of ''Film/MoulinRouge'', he knows it's stupid and can't defend it against criticism but it ''looks'' really good.
* DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible: Doug has this opinion about ''[[{{Literature/Twilight}} Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1]]'' and ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. In his commentary for the latter, he said that this was one of the rare times where he shares ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''s view on the movie.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: [[invoked]] Discussed in his review of ''Film/{{Unfriended}}'', because as much as he thinks sad "this cyberbullying really hurt and offended me" videos are important, he likes that this comes from a ScareEmStraight "there are consequences for being a trolling douchebag" angle.
** In his review of ''Zootopia'', he spends a lot of time saying that while he didn't connect to it quite as much, and he has a BiasSteamroller against prejudice aesops that aren't done in new ways (like he loves WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse's version of it because they're done with characters he already relates to), he knows they're important and really relevant in 2016 with all the Trump support.
-->'''Doug''': What the hell do I know? I'm a thirty four year old white suburbanite who makes his living off the internet. Clearly this movie wasn't made for me.
* SpeedSex: Mentioned in "Root Beer Guy", as Doug says "unless you're doing it really well or really poorly you can't have sex in five minutes!"
* {{Squee}}: Korrasami being a thing in WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra has him bouncing around in joy.
-->'''Doug''': All the people that are against it like yeah the show's fun and cool and everything, like oh! She was bi, bitches! Like all of a sudden you were watching a bi character the whole time so hah!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Rob will usually take over and lead Doug in the Sibling Rivalry or Korra vlogs, especially at the end of the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' vlog where he talks about a painting he and his friends did. Not a bad thing, a lot of people are more comfortable with Rob than Doug, but noticeable.
* StalkerWithACrush: Jokes in the Super-Promotion at the end of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' that JenniferLawrence has been on his mind for a while and he should see someone.
* StalkingIsLove: Played for laughs in ''Paper Pete'', as he teases in cutesy voice that being watched while he sleeps makes him feel loved.
* StealthInsult: At the end of "The Other Tarts", Jason's segue into the next episode is calming Doug down by calling him pretty. For those who know "To Cut A Woman's Hair", Jake tried to do the same to the evil vain tree witch.
* StepfordSmiler: Lindsay Ellis has talked about how he needs a HappyPlace to escape from everything, and has a [[http://lindsayetumbls.tumblr.com/post/108563392918/do-you-find-it-odd-how-doug-seems-to-get-most-of talent]] for turning a blind eye to crappy things going down.
** UpToEleven at the end of "Red Throne", where Jori gets up to leave, and he screams at her to stay and smile while she cries, and he crazy talks to the audience that it's a happy family.
** In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' he actually talks about this, saying at least now he can acknowledge sadness, but ten years ago he used to want to force everyone to be happy and upbeat and optimistic because that would make everything alright.
** In ''Bottomless Pit'', he talks about how there are big bonuses to lying, especially when hiding depressing feelings and how it's healthier to not talk about them.
* StepfordSuburbia: Played for the occasional laugh in his videos, to explain why nobody is noticing the [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic crazy man flailing across the street]], the ''[[WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses other]]'' [[WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses crazy man with a gun]], or the [[WebVideo/BumReviews poor homeless guy freezing to death on a snowy night]].
* StockholmSyndrome: In the real review of ''Film/OsmosisJones'', Rob jokes about the animators having this when they're "forced to PR" good things about the movie, and cocks an imaginary gun at Doug.
* StockUnderwear: Very soon after the WebVideo/SuburbanKnights PantyShot (and again in ''Film/ThePurge''), Doug's main concern making it clear that he didn't wear tighty-whities usually, just presumably had to whenever he stripped down to preserve ''some'' decency.
* TheStoner: He's more than happy to talk about watching movies while being high, mostly in younger days.
* StopBeingStereotypical: This is his problem with ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''. He states that by the 1990s/2000s, Disney's princesses and female leads ''weren't'' ditzy damsels and ''Enchanted'' was acting like they were.
** Inverted with Jori and Bubblegum, as the reason why she hates the character is ''because'' she doesn't act like a stereotypically cute princess. As soon as PB does something flawed or ForTheGreaterGood in an episode, she'll be declared as pure evil.
** When "Transformers 4" makes up a stupid white friend instead of black like before, Doug calls the film racist against white people.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Some male fans get ''angry'' about finding the fanservice he does as either himself or his characters (especially Ask That Guy) hot.
* StrangledByTheRedString: [[invoked]] Like everyone else, he hates Batman/Batgirl sex in ''The Killing Joke'', and would believe more that Batman and Commisioner Gordon are fucking instead.
* StrawFan: In a load of vlogs, he does the TakeThatAudience bit by doing a Douchey voice along with rapidly waving his arms around typing on an imaginary keyboard. Both Rob and Jason have told him off for it.
* {{Streetwalker}}: In the ''Alvin And The Chipmunks'' real thoughts, Rob puts the surreal image of the chippettes as angry prostitutes in Doug's head and he acts it out.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: He views Bo-Peep's "exit" in ''Toy Story 3'' as her getting "insultingly sidelined".
** Although in his review of "The Day of Black Sun", he says he'd like Suki killed off just to provide a dark twist.
* SuckinessIsPainful: Subverted in "Prisoners of Love", as he told Brad the [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime show]] was hurting him and Brad figured that meant it was awful, but in reality he had no idea ''why'' it was making him feel worse than normal.
* SuicideAsComedy: A whole episode and title card dedicated to suicide jokes right after [=JewWario=] killed himself, ''and'' after Rob promised they'd lay off, proved a notable example of this trope not going over well.
* SuperOCD:
** Refers to himself as the "OCD guy" in "The Painted Lady", though it's more about obsessing over work and scheduling than it is about the usual "being clean".
** He brings it up in "Wizard", where he talks about being really invested in seeing them fill up that space on their cloaks "but that could just be OCD" though.
** About a minute in to ''The Limit'', he interrupts the plot summation to center the camera because "my OCD is driving me nuts".
** He mentions it in ''Weirdmageddon 2'', when they're talking about the show ending after two seasons, that he needs to have things in groups of 3 because of his OCD.
* SweetTooth: According to ''Coach Steven'', and he's quick to point out that he runs a lot as well, he has a doughnut every morning.
* TakeThat: 'The Wand'' has Doug joking about having gay dreams in regards to Sean Hannity, someone [[http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/01/15/flashback-the-repulsive-anti-gay-comments-that/197597 well known for his homophobia]].
** In "Betty", when asked if he needs a gun in order to research it, he laughs that the NRA says he does.
** In ''Tiger Millionare'', they end up talking about Hulk Hogan's tirade (Doug hasn't heard it yet) and while Rob admits it was totally racist, he doesn't care enough and says tumblr can be the ones to argue about it.
** In ''Stick'', Doug calls Karen a bitch for being a FauxActionGirl and then when he backtracks to the assumed complaints that he still likes her, Rob snarks that he's angered tumblr.
** In ''Film/LastActionHero'', Rob talks about sanitizing violence ("if you're gonna shoot somebody then really frigging shoot somebody") before saying to the camera "take that one out of context" and Doug cackles like it's a dig at someone.
* TakeThatAudience: "The Northern Air Temple" and "The Waterbending Master" have a bit of passive-aggressiveness thrown at the fandom for taking him at his word when he said there'd be a vlog everyday. Other videos have expressed annoyance at the constant "[whatever you say] will come back!" nature of the comment sections.
** Has an odd moment in "Return To Omashu", where he, assuming that people don't like him praising something, tells the audience that if they want to see tired old rage at something, go to Critic.
** Has an EpicFail in "Zuko Alone" where he yells at the people who yelled at him for getting the Earth Kingdom name wrong, but then gets confused as to what the opening called the four areas of the world.
** When Dante Basco complimented his vlogs but got confused, thinking he was the youtube poster, Doug sympathized, apologizing for the millions of fans going after him to "pearl harbor" his mistake.
** At the beginning of "Lake Laogai", he doesn't even bother trying to say the title because people will just yell at him anyway, ignoring that most are just annoyed because the foreign names really shouldn't cause this much pain.
** In "Tales of Ba Sing Se", Rob tells the comment section that they're wasting their time giving spoilers everywhere because Doug won't read them for that exact reason.
** At the start of "The Ember Island Players", he begins explaining in what order he does the vlogs, but then cuts himself off with a "what do you care?".
** Tons in "Into The Inferno"/"Avatar Aang", with Rob indulging in a full-blown sneer to the camera at one point.
--->'''Rob''': You go first, because I'm not allowed to have an opinion until you say something.\\
'''Doug''': I didn't say that!\\
'''Rob''': No but everyone else did.\\
'''Doug''': Oh. Them I don't care about.
** The end of the season 2 finale Korra vlog has them complaining at fans for complaining about them complaining, and saying it's just because they care, missing the point that people got annoyed at them mostly for calling Korra a bitch constantly.
** In "Henchman", after Jason compares the Marcy/Finn/Jake situation to some women brainwashing their boyfriends and male friends hating them for that, Doug assumes that the comment section will explode in sexism.
** Gets into paranoia territory in "The Other Tarts", when he concocts a scenario about an angry fan copyrighting "Jakeisms" and then tells Jason that people will get offended by anything. Jason just wonders why he's so angry.
** Twice in "The Real You", as Jori first calls out fandom for encouraging Doug's crazy, and then Doug goes on a rant about anyone who found the "men can't get sexually harassed/women should expect it" RunningGag of the last commercial special painful.
** In "Guardians of Sunshine", the Douchey voice is used in advance for anyone who might be upset with him sitting on a cat.
** More low-key, but he has a tendency to ask for gifs and then mock the people who do them for actually listening to him.
** Amusingly subverted when he has no idea what Incendium means and asks the audience to let him know, then calls them fools when Jori gets up to find out, ''then'' immediately backtracks with apologies when she can't find anything on it.
** Also cutely subverted in "Wizards Only Fools". Doug says the title wrong, forgetting the "s" at the end, Jason calls him out and Doug spends about a minute backtracking saying the viewer is probably very nice.
** In "Shh", when Jori doesn't talk and wears a bikini top (a shirt with a printed bikini top, not an actual bikini), Doug assumes that all the people who hate her will think this is her best episode because she looks good and stays silent.
-->'''Doug''': (in Douchey voice) [[StrawMisogynist All she did was look sexy and not talk, that's all I want in a woman]].
** At the end of Korra season three premiere vlog, they go into complaining about Michael Bay, and Doug tells the audience that he knows they probably wanted to see his reactions to Transformers 4 first, but he doesn't give a shit.
** In "Simon And Marcy", he tells all the assumed people who (might) bitch at the length of the vlog "that you still watched it so nyah!", while Jason and Jori just groan at him.
** In the re-review for "A Glitch Is A Glitch", Doug was apparently shocked ("it was like an April Fool's joke on us because we didn't think anyone would fall for it") at how many people in the comment sections thought the joke review of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' pilot was reviewing a real ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode.
** In ''Boss Mabel'', Rob talks about how they put a lot of effort into a series or a video, and their fans will be like "just give us the crappy stuff".
** Parodied at the end of "Golf War", as Doug says he's contractually obligated to be nice and really can't stand us, but Rob Mickey-Mouse-Voices BigShutUp and Doug corpses.
** Lampshaded in ''Scare-Oke'', as Doug does his usual screechy voiced flaily armed commenter, and Rob asks why he's got to pick on their own fans.
** The ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Sibling Rivalry has the Walkers also talk about ''Film/PitchPerfect'' (and liking it) and Doug mocking the dudes who'd call him a CategoryTraitor just for doing anything as small as enjoying a female-led film.
** When Doug talks about watching ''Film/MortalKombat'' as a teenager and realizing sexism was a thing, Rob {{Sarcasm Mode}}s that he's a social justice warrior to TakeThat at the part of fandom that think any mention of sexism as a bad thing is PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.
** In ''Steven And The Stevens'', they mock the people who think they can actually get him back (when his opinion on something has pissed them off) with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' theme tune.
-->'''Doug''': [[SarcasmMode Yes, I really get so angry at that, guys. This is what really gets under my blood.]]
** Amusing in the real review of ''Film/GoodBurger'', as Doug can't think of anyone who actually defends the film, but Rob gets into a lecture at those people who he thinks would complain at him for thinking it's crap, despite no mention of them existing.
** In ''Secret Team'', Rob assumes there'll be complaints because he mocked people who watched cartoons in the last vlog, and then they go the other way saying mentioning it would get the complaints and there was probably none before.
** In ''Sworn To The Sword'', Rob admits that the new opening shocked him and when Doug pets him saying things have to change, Rob goes "no! You should always be in front of a white wall!". Also subverted when Doug likes a tumblr post that showed the evolution of the wall color.
** His whitewashing editorial got a lot of condescending bigots coming out of the woodwork, and he mentions the hate he got from them in the real thoughts on ''Film/FaceOff''.
** Doug more than Rob, but they've both expressed frustration with people watching but not actually listening, like in the above ''Film/FaceOff'' real thoughts where Rob mentions that he can fuck up and people will blame it on Doug.
* TakeThatCritics: When talking about satire in ''Film/LastActionHero'', WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee gets brought up and they complain that if you think it's bad satire then fine, but the "you're just ripping off movies" complaint is stupid because they ''were'' satirizing.
* TalkativeLoon: He lampshaded his tendency to make rants that probably don't even make much sense to him by telling Jason in "Billy's Bucket List" to not try and make sense of his ramblings because he'll only get hurt.
* TantrumThrowing: In "The World's Most Frustrating Game Show", he threw someone else's crutches on the stage to show his displeasure at the ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' theme song.
* TearJerker: [[invoked]] He can get through ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' and ''Schindler's List'' alright, but ''Anime/WolfsRain'' always makes him cry.
** He shared [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Demo-Reel-Donnie-and-his-mother-saying-goodbye-2-394942735 this]] on facebook and called it the saddest fanart he'd ever seen. For good reason too.
** "I Remember You". He says in the episode that if it had gone on five minutes longer then he would have broke down crying, and he mentions in a few other vlogs how it just seemed to rip out his heart.
** According to "Top Ten Favorite Movie Moments", the ending of ''Film/Fearless1993'' got him crying (the rest of the film is really heavy for him but kept him dry-eyed), and he says that's rare for a movie to do.
* TearsOfJoy: At the end of "Top 11 Favorite Critic Episodes", where he thanks fans for all the support Critic's ending was getting, and telling them they make him feel like he's on top of the world.
* TemptingFate:
** When he announced he was gonna start an ''Franchise/AdventureTime'' Vlog, he dismissed claims that he would not be able to talk about the show and that he would have a lot to talk about them...
** In his ''Korra'' vlog for "The Stakeout," he lamented that the show was being "too safe" and wanted it to take more risks. Cue the very next episode including the gruesome scene of [[spoiler:Zaheer killing someone by bending the air out of their lungs]].
** He's states in his [[StevenUniverseS1E34WatermelonSteven Watermelon Steven]] V-log that Rob won't be able to make the next three or four episodes and says he hopes nothing too important happens. [[spoiler: The next three are Rose fully appearing for the first time [[WhamEpisode Peridot's introduction]] and Steven fusing with Connie.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: Most of his characters are either pretty femmy or neutral, so when he creates a persona that's meant to be manly, it'll either come off as an over-compensating guy in the closet or have all the stereotypically worst traits of masculinity (bigotry, hardass shouting, acts like he's seconds away from a heart attack) played for laughs.
* TheTease: He likes his flirting. A ''lot''. All for lampshaded fun, though.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Talking about kids who were bullied in ''Gold Stars'', he says there's usually either two paths they choose, the "I'm stronger and not going to hurt anyone else because they shouldn't go what I went through" path or the "angry 'this is what I went through/this is all I know' so I'm going to spread it to others" type.
* TherapyIsForTheWeak: Subverted in the "Movies Everyone Disagrees With You On" panel at Animecon 2015 where he said you can learn more about yourself through what movies make you emotional than through psychiatrists, but jumps to point out that there's nothing wrong with psychiatrists, it's just different methods that he prefers.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** Mocked in-universe during his ''Film/WreckItRalph'' review, where because he has a new house, new shows (this was when he was riding high post-Critic death) and a new studio, he gives people a set point for "the moment where it all went downhill".
** Also complained about in Midwest Media Expo 2015, saying "any time you try and introduce anything new, there's usually kind of like of a backlash; what's this thing I don't recognize it I hate it because I'm the internet." According to a later Finnish con, he actually ''warned'' Tamara that she might get a lot of abuse for her first appearance.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Invoked during his ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' vlogs, as he thought it would have been much more interesting if Zuko and Jet had actually joined forces, rather then the rivalry we ended up getting.
** While he likes "Marceline's Closet", he's a little disappointed that it wasn't a ComingOutStory.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In "Endgame", when Rob starts in for the third time in a row about the pronunciations, Doug groans that they really shouldn't go out on this and starts pinching his face when Rob goes through with it.
** In "Thank You", gets to be on the other side of it when Jason fears they'll get stoned when Doug starts in on an MRA/gender issues rant about how sexism is going the other way because "men have it bad because they're forced to be manly".
* ThirdWheel:
** A common joke in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs (when it's not Doug/Jason or ThreesomeSubtext) is for Jason and Jori to be kissy HappilyMarried and Doug to be awkwardly left out.
** In the ''Christmas With The Kranks'' real review, he mentions sleeping on a friend's couch for college commuting, and the couple in the house making out while he was in the same room with them.
* ThousandYardStare: In the "Sibling Rivalry" for ''Film/IronMan3'', he stares off sadly into space at least five times while Rob does most of the talking.
* ThreesomeSubtext: Doug, Jason and Jori in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' vlogs. Jason and Jori are of course married and lampshadedly act like his {{parental substitute}}s, but Doug still flirts with both of them and Jori's game to act like a YaoiFangirl for Doug/Jason. All very much noted in the "Fionna And Cake" vlog.
* TooKinkyToTorture: He certainly comes off like this when he reveals he willingly and without regret put clothespins on his private parts for the second animated ''Titanic'' movie review.
* TooMuchInformation: A common criticism of him is that he gives too much of himself away and blurs the boundary lines between fan and creator. Like in Avatar vlogs, there's not really much people can do to help when he says he has nightmares before shoots.
** Lampshaded by Jason in "Mystery Train", after Doug says he drank underage, he tells him they're not meant to admit they do bad things on the vlogs.
** From the "How To Train Your Dragon 2" Sibling Rivalry, Rob does his big brother job and embarrasses Doug by telling everyone that Doug has a small bladder.
** In the 2013 stream, he shoots any down any prospect of him being on twitter, because at least with facebook he has the filter of sitting down and writing things out, and twitter would just make him spill all the things (during bad meetings was his example) that people don't need to hear.
** In his Top 11 Movie Moments, he starts talking about being a {{workaholic}} to the extent of Patton and that he really does have a problem, but cuts himself off and apologizes for going personal.
* TooSoon: At Alcon, he made a joke about Ebert's death and when the audience invoked this reaction, he snipped back that he made Ebert's favorite tribute so he was allowed.
* TooSmartForStrangers: Rob drops some aversion in ''Shadows of the Grass'', saying that if Doug got murdered, there'd be a 63% chance of it being someone he knows.
* TortureChamberEpisode: He loves them, not so much for the TorturePorn aspect, but for that the hero has survived something awful and they'll be stronger for it.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Teased about in "City of Thieves".
-->'''Jori''': -I like that she's the crap friend, that bad influence that mothers like to tell their children about.
-->'''Jason''': Oh, like Doug!
* TranquilFury:
** Referenced in "Message Received", as he says people with actual power (and are scary with it) don't need to shout at you.
** People acting like the animated version of ''Cinderella'' was weak and passive gets him pretty angry, but he always tries to calmly explain why she was more relatable than the live-action version.
* UsefulNotes/{{Trigger}}: Mentioned in the ''The Killing Joke'', as he gets what triggers the Joker into having flashbacks, but would like the transitions to be better.
* TriggerHappy: In the space game, he, Leo, Smarty and Nash play at the donation drive. They tell him over and over again not to waste their ammunition, and he immediately opens fire at the docking station to piss them off.
* TrueArtIsAngsty: Doug went through this [[invoked]] phase during his high school/college years and made a few short films during that time, which he now considers {{Old Shame}}s to poke fun of.
** Although he still has a fondness for the trope. WebVideo/DemoReel was five years in the making and had a lot of taken-seriously sadness dealt to sweet, normal people, and his bittersweet character list surprised FanDumb who assumed Daffy Duck would be on there.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Doug likes the fighting on the ground in the first ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' episode because that's what would he do, and that when you're in a fight you have to do anything to win.
* TwitchyEye: While he still likes the joke just for the fact that some enjoy it, he has some issues with the bat credit card.
-->'''[[http://youtu.be/pmgcS3gVPwc Doug]]''': Every time I hear someone say "bat credit card", like my eye will twitch.
** In "Thank You", he says that he's also developed a tic for when he hears bird-sounding alarms because it reminds him of getting up for school.
** In the ''{{Sharknado}}'' ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' parody filming, he was twitching and shaking so much that both Rachel and Brad were worried about him.
** In "Real Thoughts On ''Film/SonOfTheMask''", he gets twitchy just before Rob beats him down again with the monkey.
** In the real thoughts of ''Film/FaceOff'', you can see him twitch when he thinks Rob is going to run a hand down his face again.
* UnableToCry: Discussed as ''An Indirect Kiss'', as Doug talks about for some people it's hard to cry, and even when you know you need to and that it would be healthy to get it out, often you have to wait until a certain time.
* UnacceptableTargets: Invoked. After Rob likens the Fire Nation to post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarWII Japan, Doug gets squirmy, tells the audience they ''like'' the Japanese, and does his best to change the comparison to Nazi Germany instead.
* {{Understatement}}: Marceline's mind-raping sexist abusive boyfriend in "Memory of a Memory" gets the label of "kinda a jerk" from Doug.
* TheUnfavorite: Joked about in the Shining commentary. Doug says "I went home to find pictures of me as a kid and you guys didn't have a lot" and his father replies "we have a ton of Rob".
-->'''Doug''': I'm not inviting you on commentaries anymore. You've said like two things and they have both been insulting to me.
* UnmanlySecret: Although he likes femminess so much that it's almost a CreatorThumbprint, in "Princess Cookie" he embarrassedly admits that he was like Jason/Jori's son (who they thought was gay) and played with a load of girly toys when he was a kid.
* TheUnsmile: He has a a load of appealing smiles, but he and Rob mock the "really wide, showing teeth, crazy eyes" one in ''Frybo'', Doug joking it was inspiration for the Burger King, and Rob calls it soulless but happy.
* ValuesResonance: [[invoked]] In ''Beach Party'', partly because they have nothing else to talk about, Doug wants to bring back an old NarmCharm Adam West-Batman advert about equal pay to show that nothing's changed.
* VerbalBackspace: When trying to get Jason to watch ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in "Paper Pete":
-->'''Doug''': [perky] Or watch my vlogs they're just as exciting [no pause, goes serious] that is ''not'' true just watch the show.
* UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming: The "Lady and Peebles" vlog got a lot of hate for partaking in it, as the episode played Ricardio/PB like DateRapeAverted but Jori and Doug took Bubblegum's beating of Ricardio as another sign that she was evil and psychotic.
* VocalEvolution: The Critic lost Doug's Chicago accent and become broader, Ask That Guy's voice become posher and Chester's voice is a bit lower now.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: He's gone on weird rants about his country being too rebellious at least twice, and as he's talking about the Asian-based ''Avatar'', it comes off as even stranger.
* WeightWoe: A skinny guy already, he was proud of losing weight through CreatorBreakdown means in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee (not eating and spending time working out when he should have been sleeping) and while he's lost even more in 2013, creating concern in fans, he said in the donation drive that he thinks he's got fatter.
* WeirdnessCoupon: Has stated his neighbors and people at conventions generally just react to the crazy stuff he does for the Nostalgia Critic have stopped questioning it after seeing it's him. Special note goes to the Casper review where most of those involved had no idea what was going on.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He's a fan of stories about close friends or siblings drifting apart, but he's not sure why.
** Brought up again with ''Rob in the same room''. Rob lampshades the snub by threatening to bloodbend him.
* WhenIWasYourAge: Used as apology (somewhat) in the ''Film/FantasticFour'' stinger, where he says back when he was an illustrator, he would have loved the hundred dollar prize money that they're offering in their DVD contest, but times are harder now [[note]]i.e there was backlash[[/note]] so they're giving 300 instead.
* WhiteGuilt: PlayedForLaughs at the end of ''Bubble Buddies'' where Doug says "white people fuck up everything, our apologies". In ''Same Old World'', he laughs that white men from suburbia are always the bad guys because "we mess up everything".
* WholesomeCrossdresser:
** Invoked for much {{fanservice}}. He was a {{stripperific}} Link in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', a SexyStewardess in the first TGWTG DVD menu, in behind the scenes videos has taken great joy in how much he and the other guys wear women's clothing, and he's regularly teased by friends and Rob for acting more like a woman in a guy's body than a stereotypical man.
** He pretends to put on a maid's costume at the end of Apple Wedding, and Jori wails that he looks better in it than she did.
** In the ''Pixels'' commentary, Doug praises Tamara's black dress, and she says he can borrow it to wear if he wants.
-->'''Doug''': Trust me I will.
-->'''Rob''': Trust me he has.
** He spends more time in a Winifred costume in ''Film/HocusPocus'' than he does in the Critic outfit, and even people who didn't like the review admitted he was an eerily good Bette Midler. (He's also a female teacher with a wig and lipstick for about ten seconds.)
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Invoked for a joke in "Paper Pete", and with Doug being [[CuteAndPsycho himself]], quickly goes into people watching him when he's asleep and his getting comforted by that.
* TheWindyCity: Lives in Chicago and makes a lot of jokes about how appropriate that nickname is. In his vlog of ''The Boxtrolls'', he explains that all of Chicago is sick because of "the not climate change" and Chicago weather always changing, adding that he's got back the asthma he hasn't had since he was eleven.
* TheWoobie: [[InvokedTrope He really loves playing these]], whether they're pure woobie or the [[JerkassWoobie jerkass kind]]. The only characters of his that don't have issues of some nature are Dominic and Raoul Puke. The former is a bartender dealing with the personal problems of video game characters and the latter is a druggie. That should tell you something.
** He falls in love with Zuko within the third episode of Avatar because he can identify with the character's anger, pride, angst, impatience and deceitfulness so much.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:
** Noted in "The Deserter", as he admits that if he had Fire Nation powers he'd use them to bully people.
** In ''Condemned'', he talks about how an audience can relate to the "destroy the world" motivation because he thinks everyone has that dark emotional moment (of bad things happening and just wanting to nuke shit) and a lot of people don't get out of it. Way back in 2012's review of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' and talking about the Joker being an example of said motivation, he mentions how you don't ''want'' to be on his side because you want people to be good, but it's hard not to be and you can see where he's coming from.
* WomenAreWiser: In his AsHimself review of ''Film/ParanormalActivity 3'', he not-very-seriously calls the films anti-men for always having them be idiots.
* {{Workaholic}}: Rob said on a forum post that Doug's fiancée (now wife) doesn't get to see him as often as she'd like because they're always working. And with that in mind, Doug himself understandably gets a bit frustrated with people who call him "lazy".
** It's a little painful to hear his ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary, where he's apologetic but also genuinely confused as to why the others didn't want to let their work hurt them. For his own part, he actually thought starving himself and going without sleep was the logical way to get work done faster.
** To the surprise of nobody, he related to the business-men in "Business Time" and felt sad when they had to be forced to stop working.
** In one of her videos, Rachel surmised that Doug wasn't human because nobody else she knows could come back from an England con and then work for twelve hours, and Kyle/Paw in the ''LesMiserables'' commentary recalled he said the quote below before filming the episode.
--->'''Doug''': Just warning you now, I am going to this con to work. I will have no time to relax. This could possibly be To Boldly Flee like crazy hours. So let me know if you're not able to commit to it now.
** At Shadocon 2012 he tried to explain himself, saying although he should probably take more breaks because age is making him hurt more, he can't because he's totally screwed if he doesn't get as much as he can from the internet gig before it dries up.
** In "The Suitor" he admits to identifying with Bubblegum where her eyes are all wrinkled and she's fallen asleep on the job, as he's had "nights... mornings like that".
** When Tamara and Malcolm bleerily tweeted about a 5AM work call, [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/511667641204105217 Todd]] said that was pretty common for a Doug production.
** [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/108008749157/bye-ca In a post about leaving CA]], Lupa mentioned that when she was terrified of paying her bills he flippantly suggested to be like him and do daily vlogs (and in another post she clarified this was after the "Talking Cat" review, where he'd been sweet to her until Michaud had cornered her about midrolls).
** At a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOtQG8ym-Z4 2012 Q&A]] with Little Kuriboh, he talked about even if he's feeling too depressed or exhausted to work, his "work ethic" is that he'll do it anyway because 1) not meeting deadlines would make him feel worse and 2) something different might come out due to the change in mood.
** He spent ''twenty seven hours with no sleep'' editing the ''Film/ManOfSteel'' review, and was actually disappointed when he found out that Noah had beat him with 32.
** In the "Top 10 Favorite Movie Moments", he talks about people telling him he's this, and how he goes between thinking he can work even harder and realizing that they're right.
** Took part in some AdamWesting during the "Best 11 Avatar Episodes", ranting in the book Jason was reading about editing the video for five days with no food or water.
** He laughs that he identifies with ''Film/TheWindRises'' (and loving to just work so much that sometimes he doesn't think of consquences for other things) so much that he's doing a video on his day off.
* WouldHitAGirl: At the end of "To Cut A Woman's Hair", Doug goes off to beat (of course not really) on Jori when she disagrees with Jason's comfort that they still love him.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: PlayedForLaughs at the end of "We Fixed A Truck", as Doug looks progressively sadder when Jason yells at him, but gets a smug smile on his face when Jason feels guilty for it.
* WrongInsultOffense: In "Sock Opera", Rob bitches that Doug hates everything and Doug says he doesn't and is just scared of everything. Rob says sorry with the sock puppet and subject is changed.
* YaoiFanboy: He always perks up when there's mention of gay, and Rob complained about his sweetly written WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee scenes getting turned into slash fodder as well. (Like the Luke/Snob talking scene wasn't meant to be them in bed together.)
* YeahShot: Parodied at the end of ''Serious Steven'', where Doug tries to do a freeze frame ending but Rob (genuinely, not faked) slaps him out of it and it ends there.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The basic gist of his big rant in "The Ice King's Glasses Issue". You are worth more, you have the right to be happy, life is going to be full of things that hurt you so don't let FirstWorldProblems get you angry.
* YouCantFightFate: In his "Top Ten Films I Like But Nobody Else Does", he says he's one of the few people who find this trope really creepy.
-->'''Doug''': If someone's born to be the bad guy, that's a fucked up plan.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Even Brianna (Jason and Jori's daughter) gets in on teasing Doug's lack of memory when he doesn't remember the bears in "When Wedding Bells Thaw" and she asks offscreen if he's serious.
* YouJustHadToSayIt: In "Conquest of Cuteness", Brianna giggle-interrupts Jason's asking Doug if he remembers the flashback in "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain" (because Doug's memory issues mean he clearly doesn't) and Jason tells her he's aware of what he just said. Doug just looks confused.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Just try to figure out what Doug thinks the word "filler" means after watching his Disneycember reviews of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* YouMonster:
** In "Real Thoughts On Casper", when Rob (who hates the film) finds out that it has a following and Doug is happy that he'll be the one getting trashed, he reminds everyone that Doug likes ''Film/BatmanForever'', Spider-Man 3 and X-Men 3 to get all the hate back on Doug, and Doug calls him a monster.
** When Doug talks about laughing at Gurgi's death in ''Film/TheBlackCauldron'', Rob calls him a monster and amusingly there's a notable edit before Doug gets back to talking about ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* YuriFan: In "What Was Missing" he gets very fascinated and excited about the possibility of Marceline and Bubblegum being canon lesbians, and stops his Bubblegum hatred for a while to instead view (and enjoy) her as a gay woman dealing with a needy boy and her like of girls.
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