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->''"InAWorld of uncertainty, when movie theaters are plagued with remakes and sequels. In a world where big budget movies can still suck. In this world, we have The Blockbuster Buster."''

Eric "[=ERod=]" Rodriguez hosts a VideoReviewShow which involves him as a renegade film critic "busting" bad big budget Hollywood films, including disappointing entries into popular film franchises. He has his own site [[http://blockbusterbuster.angelfire.com/ here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ERod2010 a YouTube channel]], [[http://blip.tv/the-blockbuster-buster a Blip.tv channel]]. He used to contribute to SpaceMonkeyMafiaStudios, but is currently featured on [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/blockbuster-buster That Guy With The Glasses]].

Character traits have been moved to the Characters Page.

A list of videos made by him can be found [[TheBlockbusterBusterList here]].

!!This show provides examples of:

* AccentuateTheNegative: As with most Internet reviewers, although he has admitted when a movie is not completely bad.
** Averted in the Honest Reviews, where he talks about subjects he liked or about movies he disagrees with most of the people; in those cases he pointed the flaws but still explained his opinions. To make his points clearer with a divisive movie, he uses "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" format to separate the good points, the bad parts and the aspects that could have been done better, applied for the reviews of the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie, ''Film/IronMan2'', ''{{Film/Thor}}'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' and [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga the Nolan Dark Knight movies]].
** He did note that while he didn't find most of the remake of ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'' scary, he did admit the death of [[spoiler: Mr. Strode]] did catch him off guard and gave Rob Zombie credit for the scene.
** In his "Top 10 Crossover Battles of the Years", he admitted that, while he does think the ''Alien vs Predator'' movie sucked, the actual battles inside it were still pretty awesome.
* [[ActingForTwo Acting For Several]]: [=ERod=] plays some {{Drop In Character}}s like Nerdlinger, El Lover, Fedora Freddy and Evil-E.
** Also Marsha is SHE-Rod and Jeannie.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: [=ERod=] has admitted several jokes in the films he's reviewed are pretty funny. In ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', it was when David knocks the grandmother into the tree, in ''TheCountryBears'', it was the "am I adpoted?" joke and in ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'', it was the "[=CD=] cover" gag.
** E-Rod finds the song ''Gotta Get a Gift For Splinter'' annoyingly catchy.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** His name "The Blockbuster Buster".
** Also at the end of every review he has an alliterative description of the movie. Usually using something related to the theme of the movie.
** Casting Couch, Halloween Havoc and the themes of the Top 10 Lists (LXG Lame Moments, Asinine Avatar Moments, Dumb Daredevil, Fantastic Four Failures).
* AffectionateParody / BitingTheHandHumor / TakeThat: His reviews of ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' walk the thin line between these in how he makes fun of several personalities on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. The second one was especially ballsy, given that he had just joined the site when he posted it.
* AlwaysWantedToSayThat: After destroying [[Film/AlvinandTheChipmunks AlvinAndTheChipmunks 3]], [[Film/TheSmurfs Smurfs 2]], and {{WesternAnimation/Planes}}, [[spoiler: Doctor Affect]] says this about the word, "Busted".
* AntiClimax: Nearly all of his antagonists are this one way or another.
* ArchEnemy: When it's Halloween, [[TalesFromTheCrypt Crypty]] is not far behind. Also Evil-E and Dr. Nemesis are here. He also considers Creator/MichaelBay as his Number One Arch Nemesis, alongside with Creator/UweBoll and Creator/PaulWSAnderson.
** The Hooded Man AKA [[spoiler: Darth Lucas]].
** Lazarus Dark.
* AscendedFanboy / PromotedFanboy:
** He started making videos inspired by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, in hopes to be selected by Channel Awesome.
** In-Universe also is how his powers and surroundings work: He's chosen to have the Blockbuster Buster's powers in behalf of the fanboy base of the cinema industry, giving him elements from other movies like props (a Mjolnir replica, a sonic screwdiver, unibeams, swords, etc), assistance (his sidekicks, a JARVIS in his apartment, etc).
* BatmanGambit: [=ERod=] pulls one of these on [[spoiler: Lazarus Dark]] to get him to [[spoiler: stop possessing Doctor Affect]] at the end of the {{WesternAnimation/Planes}} review, [[spoiler: by making Lazarus Dark believe that he was going to make a HeroicSacrifice if he didn't.]]
** [=ERod=] [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]] after Doctor Affect points out that [[spoiler: the gun had a failsafe, preventing it from going off if aimed at a human]] with the words, "It's a good thing he didn't know that."
* BerserkButton: On his review of Film/{{Catwoman}}, at the end he starts a rampage through all the other movies he had reviewed at that time.
** To not destroy the movie before ending the review, usually [=ERod=] has to punch another previously busted movie in the middle of the current review whenever an utterly stupid fact happens.
** Nerdlinger also shouts "SCUUUUM" every time someone mentions the D&D movie or its director.
* BigWhat: Very often if the movie has something ridiculous happening with no explanation.
* BrickJoke: During his Josie and the Pussycats review, [=ERod=] says he wishes for Creator/SarahMichelleGellar to pick him up in a [[Film/BackToTheFuture time travelling De Lorean]], only to find nothing outside. This comes back later in his Jason X review, where he wishes the same, but thinks it's not going to happen, only to hear Sarah Michelle Gellar outside leaving after this.
* TheCameo: Top 10 Hispanic Heroes brings us [[spoiler: his first actual cameos by TheFilmRenegado and [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]]]
** In the [=ERod=] vs. [[StarWarsThePhantomMenace Episode One]], Vol. 3 review, we have [[spoiler: Lilí Miss Gamer]] as a [[SpiritAdvisor force ghost]].
** [[spoiler: Linkara (or possible Holokara as he is credited)]] in the Transformers 3 review.
** [[spoiler: ThatSciFiGuy appears in the Jason X review to say a reviewer on the site can't review a movie reviewed by another producer, only for [=ERod=] to reply he did the same for ''Film/WildWildWest.'' Scifi then laughs maniacally when [=ERod=] doesn't know how BAD Jason X is]].
** [[spoiler: Welshy appears in TGWTG Casting Couch to troll [=ERod=], also hinting a possible ''Freddy is Dead'' crossover. ThatSciFiGuy appears again]].
** Famed actor [[spoiler: Creator/DougJones]] in the Rocky and Bullwinkle review
** [[spoiler: JimCummings]]!
* CarFu: Used in Jumper, where [=ERod=] busts the movie with a truck.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Greetings, fanboys and fangirls! I'm [=ERod=] and I'm the Blockbuster Buster"
** "Action Sequence!"
** "WTF, mofo?"
** "There's a metaphor here somewhere..."
** "That's one busted and thousands more to go. I'm [=ERod=] and I'm the Blockbuster Buster."
** "Ah, fuck it..."
** "GET IT?"
* CanonForeigner: Which usually prompts [=ERod=] to shout "WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?!" when a new character appears out of nowhere to take lead role.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Panda Bear returns and introduces himself as "Dr. Nemesis", [=ERod=] cheers.
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "[[LiteralMinded When did you get]] [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate your doctorate?]] Congratulations, man!"
* ContinuityNod: Most of his episodes are connected by a story line, as well as the saga episodes (the Franchise/ResidentEvil month, Halloween Havoc, Terrible Three and so on)
** Another example of this is how the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HtQIEbJXJA Top 10 Crossovers we want to see]] connects in the beginning with the Push review and the closing with Transformers 2, which starts the same way his first Transformers review started as well.
** He finds out there are [[Film/TheAvengers Avengers]] colognes in one review, and in the "Top 10 WTF Moments" he's on the phone to someone saying that he "smells as patriotic as [[CaptainAmerica Chris Evans]]".
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During the Halloween Havoc event, he is forced to review ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''New Moon''.
* CounterpartComparison: InUniverse He sees a strong comparison between Arcee in WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime and Zoe Washburn in {{Series/FIREFLY}} and found it highly amusing when Creator/GinaTorres was brought in to voice Airachnid, Arcee's EvilCounterpart
* CurseCutShort: SHE-Rod claps a [[PowerOfLove friendship bracelet]] onto Danapholiís wrist:
--> '''Danapholi''': You b-! *Disappears*
* TheCutie:
** Invoked for ''Film/TheSmurfs'' review, where he can't complain about Creator/JaymaMays being in the movie.
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "Aw, Jayma. I can't stay mad at you. You're so cute! You look like a Precious Moments doll had sex with Franchise/HelloKitty."
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "Aww, Jayma. I wouldn't be able to say No to you either. You're so cute! You're like a cross between a [[Franchise/CareBears [=CareBear=]]], [[SpinOffBabies Baby]] [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Plucky]] and a Pupple"!
** [[spoiler: Same review shows us [=LittleRod=] baby pictures with his Smurfs outfits.]]
* CutenessProximity: He's extremely weak for anything adorable, especially cute girls.
* ADayInTheLimelight: El Lover takes over the ''Film/SuckerPunch'' review after it drives [=ERod=] insane.
** SHE-Rod handles the ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' and the ''Film/NancyDrew'' reviews.
** Each of the Film/ResidentEvil movies had a different character reviewing them.
* DesignatedGirlFight: SHE-Rod vs. Danapholi, a downplayed version though as they do not fight each other exclusively. And, despite it being a designated girl fight and the joke that SHE-Rod makes beforehand, this is definitely not a CatFight.
* DesignatedLoveInterest[=/=]RomanticPlotTumor: Combined in-universe to form the FRI (Forced Romantic Interest).
* DeusExMachina: Frequently, when the Blockbuster Buster is having trouble busting a movie at the end (e.g. having all of his weapons taken away), he will turn out to have another, never-before-mentioned method to bust it.
* DistaffCounterpart: SHE-Rod
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens for reviews with sexy females in the cast.
** Film/TheSpirit has him being distracted over Creator/EvaMendes, Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Paz Vega before realizing all the plot holes in the movie.
** HannahMontana gives him VanessaWilliams.
** Also SalmaHayek makes him forget his complaint about her role in ''Film/WildWildWest.''
** In The Three Musketeers, [=ERod=] starts questioning the fact that MillaJovovich is able to fight and jump with a tight corset and layers of fabric, let alone having perfect timing, taking a group of guards and catburglar habilities. Immediately forgets all when she [[MsFanservice removes]] [[ShesGotLegs the skirt]].
* DrivenToMadness: SonOfTheMask for [=ERod=]. [[spoiler: He gets better]].
** LaughingMad
* DullSurprise: Happens very often when [=ERod=] is too bored to pretend surprise at an obvious plot twist.
** Lampshaded in Transformers 2:
---> "Come on, you knew I was going to get to this one sooner or later."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his ''Catwoman'' review, at the end of the movie he goes ballistic and starts busting DVD cases left and right. The Emperor from ''Star Wars'' appears to tell him he needs to control his anger--y'know, the guy who's usually always telling Luke to give in to his anger! Erod blows away the Emperor with his gun and continues his killing spree.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Invoked for the ''Film/GhostRider'' review, when explaining [[OneOfUs why]] NicolasCage got the role.
---> He makes ME look like Creator/BurtReynolds (Burt Reynolds laughs at him)
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Almost all episodes end with him destroying the reviewed movie.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FanDisservice: Having SalmaHayek with a beard in Vampire's Assistant gives him a "visual cold shower".
* FanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse example. In the ''Top 10 WTF Moments I Missed'' review, Nerdlinger is asked to give his opinion on the fact that Creator/TomBaker (famously known as the [[Series/DoctorWho 4th Doctor]]) playing an old elf in the Film/DungeonsAndDragons movie. His answer is "How could I know about something that didn't happen?", which also doubles as a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial (see BerserkButton)
* FateWorseThanDeath: Reviewing ''Film/TheCatInTheHat''.
--> '''[=ERod=]''' (Finds movie in his jacket): Ugh, why didn't she just kill me?
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The Push review also shows in the journal a page with the Transformers logo, 2 episodes from said review.
** After the Dungeons & Dragons movie review ends, a mysterious hand grabs Nerlinger's cloak (he used to be the Dungeon Master).
** Darth Vader underwear in Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks review is also the first appearance of the succubus Danapholi, who works for the Hooded Man: [[spoiler: Darth [[GeorgeLucas Lucas]]]].
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: [[spoiler: Darth Lucas]]
** TheDragon: Evil-E
** EvilGenius: Dr. Nemesis
** TheBrute / DarkChick: Danapholi
* FiveManBand
** The usual combo:
*** TheHero: [=ERod=]
*** TheLancer + TheSmartGuy: Nerdlinger
*** TheBigGuy: El Lover
*** TheChick: Fedora Freddy
*** SixthRanger: SHE-Rod
** By the 4th season:
*** TheHero: [=ERod=]
*** TheLancer + TheBigGuy: SHE-Rod
*** TheSmartGuy: Dr. Affect
*** TheChick: E-Joy
* FullNameUltimatum:
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "Nerdlinger?"
--> '''Nerdlinger''': "I really don't want to talk about this movie, 'cause it got all these scary monsters in it."
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "Eustace Xavier Aloysius Nerdlinger III, sit your ass down!"
* FunWithAcronyms:
** BALS: Bonus Avengers Lead-In Scenes
** FRI: Forced Romantic Interest
** NADS: The '''N'''efarious '''A'''lliance of '''D'''evious '''S'''coundrals.
** NAWK: Non-threatening Adolescent White Kids
* GenderBender: Used for the Film/{{Elektra}} review, because [=ERod=] needed to explain female perspective, so he became [=SHERod=]. He even remarked ''"she"'' was ''gorgeous''.[[spoiler: Lampshaded when SHE-Rod reveals to the viewer she was playing him, being instead a DistaffCounterpart, so [=ERod=] still owed another female lead review.]]
* GratuitousSpanish: Sometimes he drops some words. More frequently by El L0ver.
** His "Top 10 Hispanic Heroes" list gives us a full conversation between him and Nerdlinger in Spanish.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Averted, as [=ERod=] does not get his weapons out of nowhere, there always is a sequence where he gets his weapons ready. It is also presumed that the Blockbuster Buster never leaves the house without Lucille (his hammer).
** Played Straight in the ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' review where is revealed that he had a "Uni-beam thing" on the chest.
* [[HelpYourselfInTheFuture Help Yourself In The Past]]: Future [=ERod=] shows up during TheTerminator 3 review with advice for present [=ERod=]; In ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' review we get to see future [=ERod=] (now present [=ERod=]) go into the past.
* HeroicBSOD: Apparently ''Film/SuckerPunch'' was too much for [=ERod=] to handle, so El L0ver had to take over while [=ERod=] mumbled all his references after being catatonic. The only way to wake him again was to press his BerserkButton to make him bust the movie.
** Also in Transformers 3, has one when [[CanonForeigner Sam Witwicki]] is the one who kills [[TheStarscream Starscream]]. He takes a while of reflection montage before returning and scream BULLSHIT.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** [=ERod=] chastises Bewitched for using the FishOutOfWater cliche, then immediately after this an {{Expy}} of [[IDreamOfJeannie Jeannie]] appears and happily states that she's put his clothes in the dishwasher.
** Also as a running gag, [=ERod=] complaints about a lame character using too much hair product in his spiky hair, to then pause, look at his own hair and as ''"What?"''.
* IronicNickname: Every time a movie is so bad or the characters are forgettable.
** The most remarkable example is for the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' Saga, Erod was so upset with the characters' names that he decided [[TheNicknamer to nickname everyone]]: Bella Swan = [[DullSurprise Deadpan]] Mc-Gee, Edward = Captain Whiny-Pants, Jacob = [[TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl Sharkboy]], Vampires = [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Sparkling Pricks]], etc.
** In Film/{{Catwoman}}, she apparently is "S&M Woman".
* ICallItVera: His hammer is named Lucille.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: How his Top 10 Fanfilms ends and starts the Shrek month.
* LockAndLoadMontage: Occurs in the intro. Also anti-vampire gear for his ''Twilight'' and ''Film/VanHelsing'' reviews and anti-zombie equipment for ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife''.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: He usually goes for the funny video responses or takes some news with humor, but it's not the case with '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ms4-NWlOzU the news of Megan Fox being casted for the TMNT movie]]'''. While in character or for the laughs he would normally rip it a new one, this time is personal and, as Eric Rodriguez the fan, he '''blacklisted the movie''' as long as Megan Fox is in it, stating it as the biggest insult for him as a movie goer and a TMNT fan.
** Also for his highly negative review of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which he reviews as Eric rather than "E-Rod."
** He skips his usual AddedAlliterativeAppeal conclusion to his videos in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' review. It's [[SoBadItsHorrible THAT bad]].
-->'''E-Rod:''' This movie's a horrible... ''horrible''... '''''horrible''''' PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT!!!
* PowerTrio: [=ERod=]'s action figures make The Trinity of Awesomeness (Film/{{Hellboy}}, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] and [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]]).
** Also [=ERod=] vs. Episode 1 forms [=ERod=], SHE-Rod and Panda Bear.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The opening of "[=ERod=] vs. Episode 1 part 2" shows Panda Bear declines the task of being the second Blockbuster Buster, explaining he was going to direct a movie. This indeed happened in RealLife, according to the commentaries.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Invoked in the ''Scooby-Doo 2'' review, where he very frankly supports the villain for trying to unmask the Scooby-Gang as incompetent, even offering to become his sidekick.
* RunningGag:
** Responding "What?" when referencing Spiky hair.
** Laughing hard everytime DakotaFanning appears in a movie (New Moon, Eclipse and Push).
*** Lampshaded by [=ERod=], when he knew people would expect him to laugh at her in ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', explaining he only laughs when she tries grown-up characters. He did not laugh at her during ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' because as he says, she was a little girl playing a little girl, thus it was an appropriate role.
---> '''[=ERod=]''': Oh, you guys are expecting me to burst out laughing. Well, I'm not going to, cause in this movie Dakota Fanning is playing a little girl, which is what she looks like. She looks like a little girl. And until the day she doesn't look like a little girl, every time I see her playing a vampire, this is pretti much what I'm going to see:
---> '''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]]''': ''"I'm a blood-sucking fiend! Look at my outfit!"''
** If a movie features a really bad actor, [=ERod=] will make a phone call in the middle of the review and apologize with the previous "worst actor this far" and giving the title to the current target.
** "Stan Lee Cameo~!"
*** "[[StanLee EXCELSIOR!!!]]" *Applause*
** In response to fart jokes.
--> [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]: Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I'm saving the world?
** INCREDIBLE. AWKWARD. BACKSTORY!!!
** When referencing NicolasCage, shows [[http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/creepy-stare-cage.jpg his crazy face]] with a tune.
** "GET IT??"
** "[stupid plot hole-producing story element happens], which made [previously established story element] COMPLETELY POINTLESS!!!!"
** Shyamalan: What a twist!
** A clip of people facepalming from Film/TheNakedGun whenever a character does something stupid.
** Upon seeing SalmaHayek: *Spanish Guitar* Salma! *Cue ''Bamboleo''*
** Referencing Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, the theme song and clips from Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer plays.
** Acrophenia. Look it up
** "Ouch! Right in the childhood!"
** The Universe menacing to implode everytime a CelebrityParadox or other kind of paradox happens in a movie.
* SelfDeprecation:
** The [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/myblogs/entry/the-blockbuster-buster-voicing-the-rage-of-faboys-everywhereone-film-at-a-time- staff picked reviews]] by The Blockbuster Buster included his review of ''Film/{{Eragon}}'', where the reviewer decides that since he couldn't get a spot on TGWTG, and [[Literature/InheritanceCycle the movie he's reviewing]] is a knock-off, he's just going to make sketches of all the TGWTG persona [[spoiler: and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd]] and parody the way they behave.
*** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRhXX4aTK3g commentary]], [=ERod=] explains that the sad mood at the beginning of the video was made not because of not getting into TGWTG, but because of deep financial problems. Eventually his situation got better, and meanwhile the video was his all or nothing moment.
** The ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' review does this again. This was [[WordOfGod allowed by Rob Walker]], according to the [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/blockbuster-buster/blockbuster-buster/32481-atlantis video comments]].
* SkywardScream: "[[Creator/MichaelBay "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!"]]
** Also about MeganFox in Jonah Hex movie:
--> ''It will be a cold day in hell when I consider you an actor. A COLD DAY IN HELL!!!!!!!!''
* {{Squee}}: ScoobyDoo movie had Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, and [=ERod=] got into fangirl mode.
--> [=ERod=]: Hey, If the [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Twi]][[FanCommunityNicknames tards]] can go crazy over these two [[RobertPattinson lame]] [[TaylorLautner assholes]], then there's no reason why I can't go crazy over someone who is actually cool.
* {{Squick}} / NauseaFuel: Invoked for his review of [[Film/ChildsPlay Seed of Chucky]], everytime the movie showed scenes referring to Puppet-sex.
** El Lover cursed at him for having to watch Chucky and Tiffany's sex scene during [[Film/ChildsPlay Bride of Chucky's]] recount.
--> "Mira, hijo de tu madre..."
** Also the opening sequence of Chucky's sperm traveling through Tiffany's uterus is so gross that [=ERod=] coudn't even reference LookWhosTalking.
** [=ERod=] had to make [[ScreamingAtSquick 3 breakdown pauses in his balcony]] (muted by the glass door) when he had to watch Chucky masturbating, holding a cup of his own semen and Tiffany impregnating Creator/JenniferTilly.
** For Mirror Mirror, [=ERod=] is horrified at the "getting ready montage" of the queen, but isn't sure if it's because of the gross treatments or the fact that many of those actually exist.
*** And the treatments include: Parrot poop facial, worm ear cleaning, bee sting for lips, fish manicure, a snake and a scorpion.
** In Shrek 3, [=ERod=] gets nausea every time he is reminded Donkey and the Dragoness ''had mutant donkey-dragon babies''.
* TheStinger: There're some episodes that have this.
** The villains [[Film/TheAvengers eating shawarma]] for lunch in ''[[=ERod=]] vs. Episode 1'' Part 2.
** [[spoiler: Lilí Miss Gamerís]] excuses on why she needs to leave from ''[[=ERod=]] vs. Episode 1'' Part 3.
** [[=ERod=]] talking about Bruce Campbell's tweet, [[spoiler:learning that Creator/DougWalker framed Roger Ebert's tweet, so he ran to do the same.]]
** E-Joy gets some stingers also.
* StrawCharacter: In his Turtles review, Bane just happens to like all the worst TMNT has to offer, like ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII'', the live action Christmas special, and ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''. Though E-Rod is grudgingly forced to admit the song ''Gotta Get A Gift For Splinter'' is annoyingly catchy.
* TakeThat:
** His conclusion for Cars 2:
--> [=ERod=]: I'm going to give this film the worst insult I can give to a Pixar movie. This, is not a Pixar Movie. THIS, is a Creator/DreamWorks movie.
** Several shots at reality shows and Creator/MeganFox
** In the ''Nancy Drew'' video:
--> '''[=SheRod=]''': "Oh my God, I've seen cardboard boxes with more charisma... and what the hell's ''{{Smallville}}''?"
--> '''[=ERod=]''': "About nine seasons too long."
** When talking about the Catwoman short before the animated ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', he has this to say:
-->'''[=ERod=]''': ...and it is excellent. [The Catwoman animated short] makes the live-action ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' move like kitty litter. Well, actually, cheap puppet theater makes the ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' movie look like kitty litter.
* TakeThatAudience:
** From Shrek about the commercial rolls:
--> '''[=ERod=]''': Oh. So that means is really really really really really really really really importante we let these commercials play. ''(looks at the audience as they cut)''
--> ''(after the break)''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': Was that it? Hey! That wasn't so bad. So what you're telling me is that ''all'' you have to do is sit throught 30 to 60 seconds of commercials and in return you get a free entertaining video? [[TakeThatAudience Who would be inconsidered, belligerent, down right immature to complaint about that?]] ''(looks at the audience)''
* TemptingFate: At the end of his videos [=ERod=] often says that there's no movie worse than the one that he reviewed, only for such a movie to appear before him. Lampshaded at one point when he says, "I have got to stop saying stuff like that."
** Nerdlinger figured out who the hooded man is and disappeared, Fedora Freddy did the same. El Lover comes on at the end of the next review, lampshaded his co-workers disappearances and points out that the viewers are expecting him to do the same only to say that he's not stupid and is going to keep the information to himself. He then promptly disappears.
* ThatPoorCat
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: One of Erod's countdowns was [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/blockbuster-buster/blockbuster-buster/36473-top-10-voice-over-actors the Top 10 Voice Over Actors]]. Not only did two of the actors mentioned in the list watch the video and tweet about it to their followers (RobPaulsen and TaraStrong respectfully), but Rob actually emailed Erod to tell him how much he loved the video.
** MauriceLaMarche also may have watched it, but Erod could not find proof that he did. However, since Rob is one of Maurice's closest friends, it is very likely given his reaction to the video.
** Another Erod countdown was a tribute to his favorite actor [[Creator/BruceCampbell Bruce]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/blockbuster-buster/blockbuster-buster/39073-top-10-bruce-campbell-characters Campbell]]. Bruce proceeded to watch the video, [[https://twitter.com/GroovyBruce/status/327990639952281601 tweet it to his followers]], but then put the video on his [[http://www.bruce-campbell.com/newsroom.asp?specific=475 official website]]. In his own words, Erod is having [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl7sEP6zZLU the best week ever]].
* ThinkOfTheChildren: Tends to yell something like "this is a kid's movie" when the movie in question is too overt with adult material.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] InUniverse during his review of ''Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties''. After learning that farm animals are appearing in the movie, he hopes that this means the film can bring in the cast from Jim Davis' other series ''U.S. Acres'' (or ''Orson's Farm'' as it's known in some areas). He's then quickly disappointed after learning it's just going to be a bunch of random animals.
* TranquilFury[=/=]OOCIsSeriousBusiness: His reaction to MeganFox being cast as [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neil]]. He talks out of character and calmly explains just how angry he is with this decision, to the point that he vowed to never watch the movie as long as Megan Fox is in it.
** This also can be counted as a BreakTheCutie for him, considering TMNT is his favorite nostalgic franchise and he preciously was willing to give Michael Bay a chance as a producer.
* ValleyGirl: [=ERod=] voices some of the characters in a movie like this when actresses don't suit the type.
** Creator/JenniferGarner as Elektra: "I'm like the greatest assassin in the world. Oh, papercut!"
** Several with DakotaFanning while laughing non-stop:
*** In Twilight New Moon: "But I'm like totally a vampire and shit. I like stickers, and Justin Timberlake and biting people."
*** In Push:
---> "I'm like totally a superhero and shit. And I can like predict the future and I like keep all my predictions in my sticker-book."
---> Cry-on-Cue scene: "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella chose Edward over Jacob]]"
*** In Twilight Eclipse:
---> "Oh my God! I'm like totally gonna drink some blood and shit, and then I'm gonna drink me a Yoohoo."
---> "OMG! The Jonas Brothers were SO ON last night. Oh, come on, you guys. I totally told you to turn what's-her-face into a vampire and shit. Now I'm gonna have to like punish you by making this random girl that you've never met do uncomfortable yoga poses."
* WeaponOfChoice: Lucille the hammer, but he also has a couple of stakes, a gun, a knife and even a truck was used on one occasion. Also featuring a sledgehammer, a chainsaw and a sword.
* WildMassGuessing: In-universe example in the Herbie review, where [=ERod=] posits the theory that Herbie's mind is actually AdolfHitler, doing good deeds to make up for his sins.
* YouAreNotAlone: On the arc of Film/ResidentEvil reviews each of the characters helps him do the reviews [[spoiler: while he was imprisoned, and at the end they help him fight Evil-E ]].
** He also gets encouragement from Mario, Batman, the Trinity of Awesomeness and his producer.
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