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The examples on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, due to the site's size and scope, are so numerous that they pretty much require their own section:
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'':
** Early episodes of the show have many differences, including Linkara speaking much more quietly and the lighting being worse. The first filmed review, of ''Spider-Man #56'', even has shots of the comic pages [[FaceCam from Linkara's POV]] (something he calls himself out on the commentary) instead of just scans of the pages. Also, the "magic gun" was originally a suicide pistol.
** The early episodes also began with him digging through shelves of comics until he found the one he was going to review. He quickly settled on introducing each episode with "Welcome to ''Atop the Fourth Wall'', where bad comics burn", followed by a summary of the comic's history and/or backstory, then "Let's dig into [name of comic]". A few months later, he added his ThemeTune segment after the latter line, and a few months after ''that'', said tune was re-recorded.
** The first of his PreviouslyOn segments actually had bits from the previous episode.
** At the end of the first storyline, Linkara's supporting cast comes to his aid, just to bail on him when Mechakara survives their attack. At the very least [[PapaWolf Harvey]] would have stuck by him, had he made the episode now.
** In his ''[[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Countdown]]'' review, it's shown that Linkara has [[PerverseSexualLust a crush]] on ComicBook/HarleyQuinn. Linkara has never been shown being sexually attracted to a fictional character since.
** The continuity alarm. In the early episodes, it was used quite frequently for whenever he began to rant about continuity errors to prevent him from rambling on and on about continuity. However, due to the fans who actually wanted him to talk more about continuity, it became so sparsely used that any appearance of it would be treated as a joke in itself.
* ''WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown'':
** Early on, Mathew's voice was different and his hair was longer. He also used a lot of shaky-cam, and he had a side character named Professor Celluloid. The tone is also a little less snarky.
** For a long time, he didn't go into much detail about the film's history, critical reception and box office numbers, until around about 2012/2013.
** His secondary series, ''Projector'' (mini-reviews of recent movies), was originally unscripted and had his friends taking part as well. It's now a scripted, solo show.
* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'': His early videos are all rather short (about five to eight minutes) because he originally and exclusively posted them on Youtube. Only after they kept being taken down because of copyright infringement he founded his own site and to this day presents them there. Brad is also sometimes clean shaven, and he's usually sitting on the floor in a very badly lit messy room and his snobby character is more annoying than amusing.
* Creator/BradJones' other flagship series, ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'', often had the car still being driven in early reviews, and the camera held in someone's hand, instead of having the car parked and the camera on the dashboard. Also, early episodes referred to Irving as "Virtual Boyd" and Dave as "Max Force" before they settled on their real names.
* The first episode of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', in which he reviewed the 2007 Film/{{Transformers}} movie, portrayed him as more-or-less [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum.]] He returned to this style for his review of the sequel as an homage. Even after that, the episodes were much shorter (the ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' episode, for instance, is more of a recap than a review, and is only 5 minutes long) and the Critic character was initially ''much'' less of a PsychopathicManchild. In the very first videos he also lacks his trademark red tie, and wears a black shirt with a logo rather than his white one.
** Early on, he would often play an out-of-context clip of the movie he's reviewing, making it seem as if the character in the clip was reacting to what he just said.
* The first few episodes of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick had her pretty much be a slightly calmer [[DistaffCounterpart version]] of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. She even did the muggy reaction shots and the "Wha-wha-WHA!" RunningGag he has. Later she developed her own style, where she would analyze and spoof themes and broad plotlines instead of following the story in a linear fashion.
* In the earlier ''WebVideo/BumReviews'', Chester speaks in a slightly more quieted voice and doesn't act quite as manic as he does in later videos. The "SPOILERS!" catchphrase that opens each video wasn't added in until early on in the second year.
* The first installment in ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'''s "Between the Lines" segment is devoted to presenting a clear and focused thesis on a pop culture topic--namely, the theory that the Franchise/WallaceAndGromit short "WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers" is an allegory for the fall of the Soviet Union. Fans of the segment might find that a bit jarring, since later videos are ''far'' less straightforward, instead presenting broad, in-depth examinations of particular themes and concepts as they apply to pop culture (e.g. examining {{Surrealism}} in ''Film/{{Inception}}'', classical mythology in ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', historical criticism in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', moral philosophy and metanarratives in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', poetic meter in the music of Music/TheBeatles, etc.).

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* Not counting the worse edition and pacing, the first episodes of [[WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs Aitor Molina vs.]] didn't find the identity yet and relied too much on clichés by [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] and [[WebVideo/TheBlockbusterBuster Blockbuster Buster]]. Doctor Pandemia was more a [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Dr. Insano]] {{Expy}} than an actual character and the interactions were [[FollowTheLeader similar to Fistroman]].
** In the first episode, Best Hercules, Aitor Molina has generic clothing instead of [[IconicOutfit his trademark red shirt and black jacket or blue hoodie]]. The review is also made with a boy and a girl instead of alone (or with a single companion like Lugosi or Ganchito).
* The very first entry of ''AskANinja'' was much slower in pace, versus the later episodes which rely heavily on frenetic editing and rapid-fire comedy. The suit is also just two black shirts, one of them over his head (jeans can briefly be seen in some shots), and he is standing up and rarely moves his arms.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' sounds very unpolished in its early installments.
** The audio in early YGO:TAS episodes is ''very'' bad compared to later episodes; presumably, Creator/LittleKuriboh was recording the series with cheap microphones, and got more professional equipment once he found the niche.
** The famous theme tune wasn't first used until Episode 5.
** Episode 48 lampshades an incident in episode 6 in which Creator/LittleKuriboh inadvertently slipped into a British accent (being British himself) while voicing Yugi.
** One April Fool's special consisted of an episode done in the style of the earliest installments, with the characters constantly pointing out ways it differs from the current style.
-->'''Yugi:''' [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Remember when Li'l Kuriboh could barely voiceact?]] [[LampshadeHanging That's what's 'appinin' now, Guvnah!]]
** The series first episode which memes made the most well known is ultimately a ShallowParody as most of its jokes have little to do with Yugioh.
* The early episodes of ''WebVideo/MetalGearSolidTheAbridgedSnakes'' are of a noticeably lower quality than the later ones; a fact that gets lampshaded later on, in keeping with the series' NoFourthWall.
** The HD remix of the first six episodes is an attempt to fix some of the problems present in the originals.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' features a lot of pop culture and fourth-wall jokes in its early episodes, similar to YGO:TAS. As the series progressed, the fourth-wall references dropped off and the jokes drifted away from mocking the series itself, instead becoming something of a legitimate abridging of the series with some added humor.
** A number of characters hadn't settled in with their voices. Kami is the biggest change as he goes from wheezy and whistley during the Saiyan Saga before taking up a more older and sage-like voice from the Frieza Saga onward. Goku also gets a lot more stupid as time goes on.
* A milder case in WebAnimation/ScoobyDooAbridged, as its first episode is the most devoted to the original show, while later episodes go off in their own direction.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd felt a lot different in the first couple of episodes; he didn't even show his face in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' video, and didn't really go in-depth with the games as much as his later ones. Later reviews would even have him point out the positive aspects in some games.
** Creator/JamesRolfe explained that this was largely because these were old reviews he had made just to share with his friends. He actually uploaded them on [=YouTube=] years after he had filmed them, and only continued the series based on the positive reaction.
** He even made another review of ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'', this time actually playing the game (the original video consisted mostly on the Nerd saying it was the worst game he's ever played and about 1 minute of gameplay footage).
** Not to mention, he was originally known as the Angry Nintendo Nerd and exclusively played NES games.
** Plus, the now familiar "Nerd Room" set has only been around since July of 2008. All episodes prior to this were filmed in a handful of different setups usually consisting of little more than a TV and a bunch of Nintendo Power posters on the wall. Watching these early episodes can leave you wondering where the Nerd's lavish collection of vintage games, consoles, TVs, and gaming memorabilia is.
* Early episodes of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' have a bit of a different feel from later installments...
** Yahtzee's speaking tone sounds very deadpan, like perhaps he's trying to imitate a news anchorman.
** The cuts from frame to frame are a little less quick and not as clean.
** Until the Webcomics review, all episodes would open and end with a short clip of two random songs that tied in with the review or game's content. After this, the official electric guitar theme was introduced.
** In his review of ''[[VideoGame/BioShock1 BioShock]]'', Yahtzee cited the previous week's review of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' as evidence that he couldn't simultaneously praise a game and be funny, resulting in a brief disclaimer near the beginning stating that ''[[VideoGame/BioShock1 BioShock]]'' could well be good enough to earn the title of "game of the year," after which the rest of the review was nothing but criticisms. He's refined his style of humor since then, and in the years following the ''[[VideoGame/BioShock1 BioShock]]'' review, there have been plenty of mixed or even outright positive reviews (which maintained a consistent level of humor, to boot), to the point that his year-end lists of the ''best'' games are picked entirely from games he's reviewed in the past year.
* ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'''s first few episodes have none of the trademark elements that would later define the series.
** The first video host / creator Harley Morenstein uploaded was a video of him eating a Wendy's "Triple Baconator" at a restaurant, filmed using a handheld camera. There's no one else in the episode except for him.
** The first true episode ("Fast Food Pizza") has numerous differences with the rest of the series. The introduction of the ingredients is filmed outside, not in the group's kitchen. The majority of the episode is focused on the ordering of the food and the consumption of the final product, while the "cooking" is relegated to a few shots of the group throwing on the fast food and popping it in an oven. There is no bacon used in product they create. The actor who plays Muscles Glasses not only ''doesn't'' wear his trademark glasses, but talks through the latter half of the episode.
** The trademark "Next time, we eat _________" line by Harley didn't appear until the third episode, "The Double Kill".
** Some of the early episodes had another crew member (a sous-chef) who would make the food and serve it to the group. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome He seems to have disappeared after midway through the first year of the show.]]
* A subtle version with ''WebVideo/MisadventuresOfAwkwardBlackGirl''. The first few episodes were shorter and more obviously low budget.
* Earlier WebVideo/CinemaSins videos have "Cinema Sins present" on their thumbnails, a higher pitched "DING" sound, and a faster pace than subsequent videos, which is why the earlier videos are primarily few minutes long. The first three videos also end with a generic "HELL" sentence, and some videos include a message related to the film and "hell" in parentheses.
* Season One of WebVideo/TheQuest is made up of five minute episodes, as opposed to the nine minute episodes of Season 2. The score was also made up of music that continued to play throughout the entire episode, meaning sometimes a quiet, simple moment would still have the battle music playing.
* Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''Rage Quit'' series were very different between its first episodes and the ones from today. The earlier ones, where Michael Jones' went by his message board name "[=LtMkilla=]", tend to focus on just one segment of the game and his attempts to get through it. The episode featuring the video game of ''VideoGame/XMenOriginsWolverine'' would start referring him as just Michael and the episode featuring ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' would have him jump cut to different points of the game and not focus on one singular.
** It's really telling in Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]''. They didn't get original skins until episode 10 (they all had the default Steve? skins), the [[MacGuffin Tower of Pimps]] was just a one-off gag by Gavin in episode 2 and no one ''but'' Gavin knew how to play the game. Another thing about this is how they acted: Gavin was very much a {{troll}} in the early episodes, Geoff was a sore loser when someone else won, Michael was constantly yelling at Gavin and Jack was the silent one. Also, there was only five at the start and Caleb was the initial SixthRanger of the group. However, his infamous cheating scene would lead to him being put OutOfFocus and Ryan taking over as SixthRanger. Also, don't expect Ryan to reach his "nutcase" level until the ''first'' King Ryan episode with the whole Edgar incident.
** Also, Achievement Hunter itself started as just a side project for making achievement guide videos before about four years later it became the LetsPlay powerhouse it's known for today.
* The pilot of ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys'' features no [[MasterComputer T.A.C.O.S.]], barely any [[ContemporaryCaveman Caveman]], and a more amateurish style than subsequent episodes.
* The early episodes of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/YourMovieSucksDOTorg Your Movie Sucks]] didn't have the fast-paced style where Adam goes through the scenes in the order the movie puts them, instead imitating WebVideo/RedLetterMedia's style. His voice is also much calmer, recorded using a lower-quality microphone, and contains a lot more pauses.
* On older episodes of ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'', Matt was naive and childish, Pat had a HairTriggerTemper, and the videos were largely them berating each other for playing the game poorly. After a while they dropped their characterization and conflict almost completely, with the videos becoming more about [[{{MST}} riffing]] on the game.
** Their very first video cast Pat as the childish goofball and Matt as the frustrated straight man.
* On early episodes of ''WebVideo/TheHardcoreKid'', Brandon reviewed ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' movies. He quickly shifted his focus to only kids' movies and TV shows.
* ''Advertising/WillItBlend'' early on when it debuted in October 2006 looked more like an infomercial and focused largely on normal but hard to blend food products, although the first episode with marbles contained a few things that would be staples of the show from early 2007 onward such as "don't breathe this", which was a serious comment about the dangers of glass dust. In some ways, the early episodes seemed to almost be a parody of DavidLetterman's "Will It Float?" segment.
* Almost every microwave show has this in spades.
** dOvetastic Microwave Theater until spring of 2009 had no narration, no intro, and was done in Kenny Irwin's workshop. You can also hear sounds in the background that are absent in newer episodes. These are affectionately known as "old school" episodes. The earliest episodes (from March 2006 and July 2007) were even weirder, often less than a minute long and not even showing the complete microwaving.
** ''WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis'' started out as a parody of ''Advertising/WillItBlend'' combining the dialogue of that with the microwaving of dOvetastic Microwave Theater. In the first two episodes, Jory sounded a lot like Tom Dickson before speaking in a stoner's monotone, and the first six episodes were filmed in the daytime, something avoided in later episodes unless it was a season finale that was fiery or explosive. The first season also took place in a dorm and they used a "remote arm" to start the microwave distantly in seasons 1 and 2. Also they did not name the microwave, there was no BleepDammit censorship of "shit" and "fuck", and there were almost no sexual jokes made. The show didn't really resemble its better known form until season 4.
** What Happens When You Microwave This? by BLHProductions started out very similar to IIAGITMT before evolving into their own style. Also the microwaves were hard to see inside. They also used to smash their microwaves once they became too dirty to see inside and initially filmed in the daytime.
** Microwave Me for its first season and all but the last three episodes of its second season was meant as a gimmick/parody in order to attract more people to the creator's music page, parodying dOvetastic's show and IIAGITMT showing ordinary food being microwaved and some "kitchen science" style experiments. He called it a "low budget microwave show". His first episode was HOT POCKETS. Over time [[MorePopularSpinoff his microwave show eclipsed the popularity of his music page]] and he phased out references to the aforementioned shows and began to do legitimately dangerous things, such as a spray paint can, champagne bottle, fireworks, CO2 cartridges, and many other stuff that shows that it bears no resemblance to its seasons 1-2 incarnation.
*** And going even further, the original pilot of Microwave Me was the creator talking in a PeeWeeHerman/stoner hybrid voice and the "old school" episodes (archival footage of videos from as early as 1992) don't focus very well on the microwaving.
** WoodysGamertag had a microwave show called "microwave insanity", the first two episodes were normal kitchen science things but from episode 3 on it was mostly dangerous items including a coffee can full of bullets.
** Demolition Ranch has a show called Microwave Monday which is mostly focused on microwaving various types of ammunition. Their first episode? Glow sticks. They also had no idea that other microwave shows out there existed.
* In the first several episodes of ''WebVideo/MusicalHell'', Diva comes off as more haughty and superior-sounding, before her harried PunchClockVillain persona was established. The lettering on the show cards was a different color and the technical aspects of the videos were much rougher as well.
* The first episode of ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'' wasn't based on Stardust Crusaders, but instead, it was based on ''Diamond is Unbreakable''. The art is much sloppier than the later episodes.
* [[WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow The Music Video Show]]: The first couple of episodes had instances of low volume, the split screens were a bit off, the split second transitions and the video was shot in front of a white wall. Starting in episode 4, there is an opening theme song and, later episodes would fix the volume issues, the split second transitions were gone, the split screen problems were worked out a bit better. In episode 26, the series was shot on a couch, instead of a white background.
** On top of that, the first three episodes seem a bit unfinished compared to the episodes that followed. He doesn't say whether or not he would watch the video again and the video would end after a joke.
* LetsPlay/{{Critikal}}'s earlier videos were completely different in style from his better known "gameplay and commentary" videos. The focus was mostly on first-person shooters, and the style of the commentary was far from the "titties and asscheeks" humor of his later videos.
* The First Season episodes of Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas featured a HUD and The Courier's (rather [[BeigeProse beige]], compared to his own commentary) dialogue options visible onscreen. For subsequent seasons, Phase101 used mods to keep all HUD data and dialogue options invisible to clear up the screen, giving it a feel more in line with its inspiration: FreemansMind.
* The first two episodes of ''WebVideo/{{Caddicarus}}'' were slower paced and lighter on the SensoryAbuse than his later videos. Also, he didn't yet have his ending gag of deciding whether to "slaughter" the game because it was bad, or "salvage" it because it was good[[note]](or [[TakeAThirdOption in a few cases]], "slauvage" it because it was in-between)[[/note]].
* The first few videos made by LetsPlay/HatFilms (or ''HAAT Films'' as they were briefly known, before Adams quit) were completely unrelated to gaming and instead revolved around the group's skits that they made for university. On top of that, the lineup was different- Ross and Trott were still there, but Nathan Asheman and Ben Adams were both members. Adams eventually dropped out with little fanfare and Asheman eventually left to focus on future university projects. Smiffy then joined them for their first ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' video and the rest is history.
* The initial episodes of the Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries simply consisted of LetsPlay/LewisBrindley and LetsPlay/SimonLane playing the titular game. Lewis was actually worse at the game than Simon was, having never played it. This all changed when a player booby trapped their base and subsequently attacked them, leading to ''Shadow of Israphel''.
* In his earliest reviews, ''WebVideo/{{Brutalmoose}}'' did not show his face on-camera, and his delivery was more monotone.
* The earliest episodes of ''[=PAPAtv=] Live'', where officials and organizers at the headquarters for the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association play and explain the rules on pinball machines lying around at their base during off seasons, covered as many pinball machines and went on for as long as they felt like. The 1-hour, 3-machine format didn't become standard until Episode 4. The earliest episodes also focused around the most popular and well-documented machines, like ''Pinball/{{Centaur}}'' and ''Pinball/StarTrekStern''; the emphasis on viewer-suggested obscure machines that might not have much coverage online elsewhere (or anywhere, for that matter) didn't become a main thing until Episode 6. Episode 9 was the first one to highlight pinball machines unsuitable for competition, why they're unsuitable, and how they can be made suitable if possible. Also, the series began nameless--Episode 3 was when they decided upon what to call the series.
* ''WebVideo/OliverHarpersRetrospectivesAndReviews'':
** The voice over he did in his earlier videos was quieter, and tended to play clips from the movie and/or behind the scenes material for longer periods of time.
** He tended to improperly encode the footage of the movies he reviewed early on, resulting in a weird/squashed-looking image at times.
** For a long time, the URL at the bottom of his videos directed to his blip.tv channel. He changed it to his personal site for his videos after his blip.tv page was removed.
* ''WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop''[='=]s early videos had a quicker pace, and a sense of humor & style of review more in line with [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett's]] reviews. He also had a co-host named Nathan, who left the channel for unknown reasons.
* ''LetsPlay/GamingandStuff'': The early videos didn't have any voice and the pre-mystery dungeon: explorers of sky ones were mostly recorded by camera or the visual boy advance recorder (the new ones have voice and are mostly recorded by camtasia studio 8)
* ''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'''s Mr. Plinkett was highly different in his early days. His TNG movie reviews focused heavily on plot holes, nitpicks, and inconsistencies with series lore, and Plinkett himself was barely characterized. It wasn't until his ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' review that the signs of Plinkett being an insane murderer became apparent, it wasn't until his ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' review that he began to focus his reviews on structural elements such as tone and motivation, and it wasn't until his ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' review that he finally blossomed into offering the perspective of a filmmaker rather than a fan. By his ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' review, he went so far as to dismiss the idea of attacking or defending a movie based on ancillary material, claiming "What matters is the movie!"
* ''WebVideo/MysteryScienceTheaterF1''
** The first episode's microphone quality is significantly worse than the rest, due to Matt using his headset. After that, he got a proper microphone.
** Swearing was more commonplace, and was gradually toned down, until one episode was eventually swear-free.
** Matt was quite monotone, almost sounding bored at times.
* ''WebOriginal/EveryFrameAPainting'': The earlier episodes tend to have more jokes and one-liners, before Tony Zhou set into pure analysis.
* The first ten episodes of ''Webvideo/ReactionAndReview'' lack the black background of the later episodes and simply had Emer do the show in what appears to be his bedroom. A proper title card wouldn't even appear until the ninth episode.
** A lot more time was spent showing Emer reacting to the movies being watched, as well. The reviews would get more of a focus as the series went on.
* ''WebVideo/PreviouslyRecorded'': The first episode had Jack and Rich standing up and facing the camera to provide a proper introduction to the game they were discussing. Contrast this to the later episodes, where they are pretty random in their opening scenes. In addition, the first episode looks like it was done at someone's house instead at Red Letter Media's office, and also lacks the pixel art video game backgrounds that would appear later on.
* Chuck E. Cheese's YouTuber Big Cheese's first few videos had him not speaking, the descriptions were simply just "Hi - Thanks for checking out my channel - It's all about the classic Chuck E. Cheese animatronic characters performing their latest songs. If you're a fan of Chuck E, Mr. Munch, Pasqually, Helen Henny and Jasper T. Jowls, you'll LOVE this channel. Next time you visit Chuck E. Cheese, save your receipt and take the online survey. Tell them how much you enjoy the animatronic stage show. Thanks, The "Big Cheese" :)", and it wasn't until the upload of the "Coconut" puppet skit that it was not simply that, and he did not use the "Remember, "It's Easy Being Chuck E Cheesy!" :)" stinger.
* Creator/SamAndMickey's first video, "Sold Separately", bears uncensored swears, a different voice actor for Ken, and a voice for Barbie that doesn't match her current one until roughly the halfway point.
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