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A review show as presented by CR! (real name: Chad Rocco) on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.

The premise of the show is to give some insight into an under-appreciated or ill known character or series, making it one of very few internet review shows to not run on AccentuateTheNegative, though regular reviews pop up on occasion so this does come up every now and then.

Along with ''Familiar Faces'', CR also runs a show called ''Cheap Damage''. In this show CR reviews tabletop games, more specifically ones involving trading cards or collectible pieces. Unlike ''Familiar Faces'', he's a lot less forgiving in these reviews.

Can be found [[http://facesfamiliar.blogspot.com/ here]] at his blog and [[http://blip.tv/familiar-faces here]] on Blip. For a list of things reviewed by CR, see [[CRList here]].

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!!This show provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative:
** Averted for the most part. Even if his subject matter may not have had much positive impression, he usually manages to find a good number of redeeming qualities to balance the negative.
** Played straight whenever he says anything about ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' after its season 2 finale.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]]
** Thinks [[GoldieGoldAndActionJack Goldie Gold]] is a self-destructive thrill-seeker with horribly skewed priorities.
** Based on his pony videos, he doesn't think too fondly of Celestia.
* AuthorAppeal: Sneaks in a Patton Oswalt routine (in video and audio) every now and then, and has reviewed the comedian's work with his "[[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Professor Dementor]]" and "Super Nerds" episodes.
* BaitAndSwitchComparison: When CR compares LadyGaga with her "Moshi Monsters" counterpart, [[AffectionateParody Lady Goo Goo]]:
-->''One is a strange little two dimensional creature that dances around half naked spewing baby talk and is constantly surrounded by outlandish environments and creatures, and the other one's a web cartoon.''
* BerserkButton:
** CR does not like the [[UnusualEuphemism Unusual Euphemisms]] from the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} comic.
** Don't show him Gormiti. Seriously, he may [[spoiler: [[KillItWithFire burn it.]]]]
** Don't ever say a word about season 3 of MLP: FIM to him.
*** Mentioning MLP's 3rd season may annoy him, but if you '''really''' want to see him blow a fuse, try ''defending'' it!
* BriarPatching: Pulls a one over the course of about five Halloween episodes in order to get a copy of the film ''Rockula''. He meddles with supernatural affairs and defeats two supernatural beings throughout it.
* BigBeautifulWoman:
** Come up with surprising regularity throughout both his reviews and his work on Website/DeviantArt, Such as his Valentines Day episode on Annabelle from ''EekTheCat'', a brief section on Lois's massive weight gain on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' during a segment in the first Familiar Face-Off, and his "Top 11 Cartoon Moms" video where he includes [[PepperAnn Lydia]].
* BiggerIsBetter: He becomes very excited when he sees an panel of a ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' comic depicting Janine with large breasts, which the character had lacked in most of her incarnations. He is disappointed to learn that they're fake.
* CaptionHumor: Where most of [[MusicalEpisode Episode 8's]] comedy comes from.
* TheCastShowOff: You know that title card with a zillion pieces of fan art on it that look like they were cribbed from people's Website/DeviantART galleries? Well, you're half right. They were all cribbed from one deviantART gallery: his own. In fact, the entire series was a spinoff of a series from his deviantART where he would draw an obscure character in a different style and try to get people to guess who it was. Ironically, he admits that, having spent so much time perfecting the styles of others, he technically never developed his own style.
* CausticCritic:
** Mostly [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Most episodes are about characters and/or shows he actually ''likes'', and even when they aren't, he tends to take a constructive, analytical tone (like in the "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Katie Ka-Boom]]" episode). Every once in a while, though, he'll unleash his pent-up hostility, like in his ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/cr/crspecials/26517-hgvssnowwhite Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White]]'' review.
** Played for laughs in his "Super Nerds" review, where he debates with another person on the internet (via web chat) about why "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]" sucks.
--> '''CR:''' NO, ''YOU'' GO TO THE MOON AND GO BUCK YOURSELF!!
** He's noticeably more critical in his ''Cheap Damage'' reviews, where a lot of the time he looks at poorly-made games. However, most of the time he still discusses redeemable qualities, as the debut episode of ''Cheap Damage'' opens with a rant at the over-saturation of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} at the height of its popularity, and the ''Topps Attax'' baseball TCG received a scathing review from CR, explaining that the idea of a baseball-themed card game based on real-life players was a good idea, but the product failed on almost every aspect. Since then, Topps became a major target for criticism on the show.
** He hates pretty much every episode of ''Friendship is Magic'' from the 2nd season finale onwards (and later the series in general).
* CriticalBacklash: In his Big Bertha review, he becomes possibly the first reviewer in history [[{{in-universe}} to actually DEFEND]] the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' film!
* CrossOver: With WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in an overview of the character Baby Doll from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Noteworthy is that this the first time CR's appeared on screen.
* CuteGlassesBoy: CR himself.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Ever so briefly in his "Super Nerds" review at the infamous "Booty Quake" scene from ''SymBionicTitan''. Then there is the butt shot in ''{{WesternAnimation/Animalympics}}''.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: In their crossover, CR tries to kindly install the aesop to Critic that he shouldn't be obsessively paranoid about having his job taken away, but the Critic doesn't get it. [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-my-pet-monster-movie-4348024 This comes back]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-commercials-4380845 to bite him]].
* DudeNotFunny: [[{{In-Universe}} CR]] points out his third reason for not liking Katie Kaboom from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': "This is NOT funny. This is a family being brutally terrorized by a monster. This isn't charming or whimsical. This is ABUSE!!!"
* EnsembleDarkHorse: The show is at times essentially a gallery of these, [[InvokedTrope to CR anyway]].
* TheFaceless: For the first 35 episodes of the series, CR went without actually showing his face. This made him stand out like a sore thumb among the ''very'' camera-happy contributors on [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses TGWTG]]. ([[{{Irony}} Ironically]], this meant that ''Familiar Faces'' was hosted by someone whose own face was not familiar to us). However, starting with his CrossOver episode featuring the NC, [[TheReveal he had his face forcefully revealed]] and it has remained as such ever since.
* FanNickname: InUniverse, He calls the ghost trap from WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters the bland mine.
* {{Goth}}: Debunks the stereotype of the moody goth in his [[JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac "Anne Gwish"]] review, saying that goths are plenty social and that a goth is really no different from other forms of personal expression.
* GuiltyPleasure / LoveToHate: [[invoked]] His overall opinion on Mare Do Well.
* HeroicBSOD: On viewing the clip of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony Newborns'' in part one of his retrospective on the series, he is visibly horrified. Whether it's by the appalling quality, the complete lack of substance, the poor voice acting or all of the above, his only response is to quietly turn the video off and say he needs to go lie down. This is after he actually managed to defend some of the earlier series.
* HypocriticalHumor: During his "Super Nerds" review.
-->'''CR:''' All right there's being a nerd and then there's being socially inept. I mean, there's no way a normal person would ever yell at anyone about something that doesn't even matter. (cut him having an angry argument over web chat about recent episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'')
* IMinoredInTropology: Of a sort. In this "Rushuna Tendo" video he stated that he got an A on a college course on the history of anime and manga.
* IncrediblyObviousBug: '''I knew that fruit basket looked suspicious.'''
* InNameOnly: Aside from the use of cars, he only manages to find one incredibly vague connection between ''VideoGame/PolePosition'' the game and ''WesternAnimation/PolePosition'' the TV show.
* MenDontCry: During the crossover with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reviewing Baby Doll of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', both were left with quivering lips at the TearJerker ending of her first episode. Then CR coughs, and Critic says "makes you, want to lift weights".
* MerchandiseDriven:
** This is a PetPeeveTrope for Chad. A key reason why he hates ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' as well as the reason he can't enjoy ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', fearing it'll get the same treatment given that it was from the same producers of the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.
** {{Creator/Hasbro}} has become (or may have always had been) a hot button for Chad, given his hatred over their recent treatment of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and the ''{{Film/Battleship}}'' movie.
** Interestingly enough, despite ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' falling into this trope far more than either of its [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 past]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 incarnations]] he's actually had plenty of positive things to say about it. Make of that what you will.
* MrFanservice: When his face was finally revealed, a few commenters stated how good looking they thought he was.
* MsFanservice: His drawings of female characters usually pay more attention to some, uh, [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure areas]].
* MusicalEpisode: Episode 8 sorta
* MySisterIsOffLimits: CR, don't hit on The Elephant in the Living Room's sister.
* NarmCharm[=/=]SoBadItsGood:[[invoked]]CR has shown somewhat of a soft spot for over-the-top cheesy films like ''Film/SuperMarioBros'', ''Rockula'' and ''The Man With Bogart's Face''.
* NiceGuy:
** When the Critic does his usual flailing PsychopathicManchild thing about someone else going into his territory, CR is the only one who actually asks what's actually wrong.
** Averted when it involves ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In fact, his NiceGuy demeanor compared to his loathing of the series is probably what strengthened the controversy.
* SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove: [[{{in-universe}} For Chad]], many of the featured characters.
* OverlyLongGag: After complaining that Anna Klump from TheNuttyProfessor got so little character development, CR offers a wide series of questions for her. The answer is always, "Hercules, Hercules!" Then he asks what her favorite Disney movie is, and she answers "''Disney/{{Bambi}}''."
* PerverseSexualLust: It would be quite a task to list every single character CR finds attractive. Even the Green M&M catches his eye. After pointing this out, he proceeds to give a very detailed explanation as to why there's nothing wrong feeling sexual desire for fictional characters, no matter how bizarre.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames:[[invoked]] He showed extreme worry after seeing early screenshots of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game. Later finding out that this was the Wii version, upon seeing the actual screenshots for the other consoles, he decided he didn't even care if the games themselves sucked.
** Ironically, in the Episode 1 commentary, he admitted that he ended up liking the Wii version better.
%%* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men]] [[FanDisillusionment Were]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bronies]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Forms this dynamic with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "Baby Doll"]] episode. Of course, given NC's [[HotBlooded usual demeanor]], there's really no argument as to who's whom.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Much like HowItShouldHaveEnded he jokes about the "LionKing" music at Beginning of {{Disney/Frozen}} despite it being set in Norway. The music is actually a traditional Sami chant, Sami being a group of indigenous people in Scandinavia - where the movie takes place.
* RunningGag: The [[StreetFighter M. Bison]] "OF COURSE!"
* SandInMyEyes: In the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "Baby Doll"]] episode, both him and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic are visibly stunned and tearing up at the [[TearJerker finale]] of Baby Doll's intro episode. They both pretend to be nonchalant about it.
* TheScrappy:[[invoked]] Hates a few characters that pop up, like [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Katie Kaboom]] [[TheRealGhostBusters and the Junior Ghostbusters.]]
** In his mother's day special, he calls [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Lois Griffin]] [[JerkAss a bitch.]]
** In his [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP-Related videos]], you get the sense that he does not like Cadence, as there's an entire video in which he plays a [[ItMakesSenseInContext tossing game]] where he throws her to the ground on purpose.
** Also his latest 5 second character video on Celestia might show his dislike of her character completely.
** His assessment of [[GoldieGoldAndActionJack Goldie Gold]] was that she was a decadent RichBitch.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:[[invoked]] Generally dislikes, the numerous changes and additions done to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', from season 1 onward, such as Princess Luna's redesign, the introduction of Shining Armor and Cadence, and the transformation of Twilight Sparkle from a unicorn to an alicorn. The latter was apparently the [[FanDisillusionment last straw]].
* SeriousBusiness: Chad takes ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' very seriously... perhaps [[CausticCritic a bit]] ''[[BrokenBase too]]'' [[BerserkButton seriously]].
* ShownTheirWork: And how! He not only does research for the character itself, but the show he or she stars in, such as in terms of creators' background, historical context, popular impact, and sometimes even voice actors.
* StealthInsult: His reaction to the season 3 finale on Tumblr.
* StealthPun: In the first part of his ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' retrospective, he uses the [[RunningGag traditional]] [[Film/StreetFighter M. Bison]] [[MemeticMutation "OF COURSE!"]] clip when referring to [[TakeOverTheWorld the motivation]] of some early-series antagonists. However, for the visuals, he uses chief Thunderhooves, a character from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' who is an ''actual'' bison.
* TitleConfusion: In his My Little Pony retrospective, he refers to ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' as ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' a couple of times.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny:
** The invoked purpose of the Familiar Face Off segments. Currently pitted against each other are:
*** Marge Simpson and Lois Griffin. [[spoiler:Winner: Marge.]]
*** Killer Tomatoes and Killer Klowns. [[spoiler:Winner: The Klowns.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: When [[spoiler:a spooky Goosebumps mask comes to life (even if CR himself planned it)]] and states his plans on possessing CR to take over the world, he quickly gets over an initial state of shock to question the logic of it. He also takes being spontaneously kidnapped [[spoiler:by an evil spirit]] pretty well.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: How many people actually knew why he feigned disgust at the term "winking out" in his ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' retrospective? %% That's a rhetorical question; honestly if you came in here to say "Me" we honestly don't want to know.
* [[SideEffectsInclude Yes, But What Does Equapex Do?:]] "Side effects may include: Instant death, slow painful death, nocturnal death, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking runny nose]]."
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