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->''"You believed the hype. You paid ten bucks to see a movie or fifty to play that game. Now you want revenge, because therapy is for pussies. Welcome to the experiment, where we cure the sickness with snark.''
->''Let the healing begin."''

Meet NoahAntwiler, self-described "terrifying result of a generation raised on {{MTV}} and films by Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and StevenSeagal at the height of their popularity." He started out with text reviews of movies, which for a while were published as "A Gamer's Rant on the Movies" in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''. He was soon inspired by the likes of Creator/{{Armake21}} to make the leap to video reviews about video games, and so created a new identity as The Spoony One, after his QuirkyBard character in DungeonsAndDragons, who he named "Tandem the Spoony", after the line "Spoony Bard" from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.

He began with ''TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly'', the quintessential NintendoHard title "which probably contributed a great deal to making me the psychological mess I am today," before moving on to the likes of ''[[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for the Atari 2600 (a review he made while recovering from having his wisdom teeth removed, setting "some kind of [[MachoMasochism world record for pain]]").

He is perhaps most famous for his eviscerating reviews of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, specifically otherwise-beloved titles such as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII VIII]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX X]], which earned him a spot at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Additionally, Spoony garnered attention for his ''Mystery Science Theater 3000''-style {{Lets Play}}s of ''{{Phantasmagoria 2}}: A Puzzle of Flesh'' and ''{{Ripper}}'' (which he slogged through in the dark ages of pre-GameFAQs).

He has since moved into video reviews of movies and TV shows, including completely off the cuff rants against any new releases he didn't like as soon as he gets back from them (the ones about ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', ''[[{{Film/Twilight}} The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1]]'' and ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' are truly something to behold), as well as similarly improv comments on the state of pro wrestling, which often run as long as the actual ''program'' he's critiquing. By now, he really has no classification system and just reviews anything he damn well wants to.

Check it out [[http://www.spoonyexperiment.com here]].

In addition to his video and game reviews, Spoony also hosts a number of other video series. He had a spin-off site called ''[[http://blip.tv/wrestle-wrestle Wrestle! Wrestle!]]'' that dealt with ProfessionalWrestling. He also has the CounterMonkey series, which recounts stories from his TabletopGame days (all tropes for that series should go on its own page). Spoony also has a VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic guild, [[http://spoonyexpendables.com/ The Spoony Expendables]].

His live stream is [[http://en.justin.tv/spoonyone here]], on which he sporadically plays games like [=SWAT=] 4, VideoGame/{{X-COM}}, Ultima Underworld and others. He also did an impromptu Q&A with his fans concerning his stance on originality in Nintendo franchises.

Spoony was also the [=GM=] of a weekly D&D game with several other TGWTG contributors, which was livestreamed on Sundays; its page is [[SpoonysCampaign here]].

As of June 21, 2012, [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/thenews/35675-a-farewell-to-noah-antwiler-aka-spoonyone-with-ca Spoony has left Channel Awesome and TGWTG]]. He has gone into more detail as to why in the ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/09/15/to-boldly-flee-part-1-spoony-commentary/ To Boldly Flee]]'' commentary (the short version is that he and the management realized they were taking their respective sites in different directions), and still maintains friendly ties with individual contributors. Spoony has appeared several times in other Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses contributors' videos since his departure and is still referenced by other reviewers.

His Twitter, on which he frequently posts updates and [[TheGadfly likes to argue with people]], is [[https://twitter.com/#!/TheSpoonyOne here]].

His brother Miles also reviews movies, under the name Moviemoses. Check out his blog [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/ here.]]

A list of things reviewed by Spoony can be found [[SpoonyOneList here]].

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* AbortedArc: In his ''Nightmare'' review (October 2009), Spoony was handed 7 different ''Nightmare'' (or rather ''Atmosfear'') sequels by the Gate-Cleaner. As a punishment he was given one year to review them all. Spoony gave up on this plotline, and [[http://twitter.com/#!/TheSpoonyOne/status/26944580134 Tweeted a confirmation]]. So long Gatecleaner.
*** Although he's dug the idea of that review series out of mothballs, even if he's not keeping the storyline.
** The Deadly Premonition LP was apparently discontinued as well. This was lampshaded during 2011's April Fools as he uploaded a video titled "Let's Play Deadly Premonition - part 2" almost one year after the first part was posted, and the still shot that appears before playing the video WAS of a previously unseen part of the game, complete with text that looks like the kind of captions Spoony frequently includes in his videos. Turned out the video was actually a Cinema Snob parody and a review of an obscure bad movie. And no, that movie had nothing in common with Deadly Premonition.
*** He actually did play more of Deadly Premonition; it's on his Twitch archive but not the main TSE site.
** The [[DeadliestWarrior Deadliest Character]] was nixed after its first episode because it took far too much time and effort to produce and the original animator couldn't do another episode, though he hasn't ruled out a possible LiveAction fight. Now fans will never know [[CoolVersusAwesome who would win in a fight]] [[Series/DoctorWho The Daleks]] or [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Borg]]. Though if the [[Comicbook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2 Doctor Who/Star Trek comic crossover]] is anything to go by, Daleks because Daleks>Cybermen and Cybermen>Borg.
* AccentuateTheNegative: On the one hand, Spoony[=/=]Noah will give credit where credit is due, as with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''[[note]]Grudgingly admitting to enjoying the battle system, and praising the high quality of both the soundtrack and cutscenes, even going so far as to call the music "heartbreakingly beautiful"[[/note]], ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''[[note]]Praising the sandbox-like, fun-focused gameplay and Yuna's more upbeat and positive attitude, as well as the Thunder Plains concert, aside for some of the clunky lyric translations, for being a beautiful song that Yuna's VA performed well and for having an FMV that managed to get him emotionally invested the Shuyin[=/=]Lenne relationship in just three minutes[[/note]], ''[[{{Twilight}} Eclipse]]''[[note]]Praising the start of the movie for showing the Cullen family's pasts and motivations, making them interesting characters, as well as the fact that the actors turned in better performances than in the previous two parts[[/note]], and Creator/RebBrown[[note]]Saying that he actually likes Reb as an actor and feels that he could have been one of the big action stars if only he'd gotten better roles[[/note]]. On the other hand, any time he gives something a negative review, the FanDumb assumes he's {{Troll}}ing, as seen when JossWhedon fans leapt on him for saying he didn't like ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''.
** In his vlog for ''Film/TheAvengers'', Noah says that he thinks people misjudge him as overly negative because when he says "This movie was okay, I just didn't care for it personally", it gets misinterpreted as "This movie was shit". The specific example he gives is ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', saying that he always thought CaptainAmerica was a bit two-dimensional but the movie was well-made and it's just his own hang-up that kept him from enjoying it more.
** In his vlog for ''Snow White and the Huntsman'', Noah says that KristenStewart isn't a very good actress and is [[InformedAttractiveness not nearly as hot as the film makes her out to be]], but he says that he's not trying to hate on her just to jump on the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' HateDom, and ApologizesALot, remarking that he really does want to like her but she just annoys him.
* AccidentallyAccurate: [[invoked]]
** Despite ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' getting pretty much everything else wrong in regards to role-playing games, Spoony admits that the movie perfectly captured the "DungeonMaster [[ThousandYardStare Thousand Mile Stare]] of a hardened DM taken aback at [[WhatAnIdiot just how fucked the player is]] and realizing [[OffTheRails how boned the whole campaign has become in an instant]]."
** This is also how he describes ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'', which is basically pointless fanservice made of hot girls in bathing suits, lesbian innuendo and disjointed fighting scenes with only the slimmest plot held together by a villain who inexplicably tries to conquer the world with a martial arts tournament. And it's the most faithful adaptation of a fighting game plot you will ever find in a fighting game movie.
** He figured out the big ending twist of BioshockInfinite in the first quarter of the game entirely by accident, with him saying that sometimes things just click when you didn't mean for them to.
* ActingForTwo: Spoony occasionally shares the screen with other characters played by himself, including Dr. Insano, Chef Ramsay, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]], FuManchu, Spencer D. Bum, the [[UltimateWarrior Ultimate Spoony]], [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Cap'n Smiling Jack D'Arcy]], the [[{{Atmosfear}} Gate Cleaner]], [[HulkHogan Hulk Spogan]], [[Film/BattlefieldEarth Terl]], "Spoonette", Spoontock! of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon Empire]], [[{{Ultima}} Chuckles the Fucking Jester]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]], [[{{Ultima}} The Avatar]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Yuna]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].
* ActorISTheTitleCharacter: Spoony is fond of invoking this trope, for example during his ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' LP:
-->"Creator/ChristopherWalken IS the ''Film/BladeRunner!''"
-->"Christopher Walken IS the ''[[Film/TheLawnmowerMan Lawnmower Man]]''!"
* {{Adorkable}}: The guy gave his dog a Twitter account. Enough said.
* AffablyEvil: Doctor Insano.
* TheAhnold: His take on [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Cimmerian]], as interpreted by him playing around with a bunch of action figures and statuettes on his bed.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Repeatedly invoked.
** His ''{{Ultima}} Retrospective'' declares that Lord British is actually an oppressive, self-righteous, totalitarian tyrant. He notes that British establishes a worldwide religion that he forces everyone to worship ''after'' he lets the Avatar slaughter innocents and interfere with the space-time continuum to defeat his enemies and unite the country, and when a civilization (the Gargoyles, the people of Serpent Isle) protest his rule, he goes to war with them or exiles them from the land. British also rarely lifts a finger to help the Avatar despite how many times he's saved Britannia for him, and Spoony takes the exclusion in later games of the varied races that were in the earlier ones (elves, dwarves, bobbits, etc) as evidence that British enacted a genocidal campaign and wiped them all out.
** Also presents [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]] as a needy, manipulative sociopath who has no regard for the lives she ruins in pursuing her own desires, and [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]] as a ManipulativeBastard who enjoys toying with others.
*** He considers [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Charlie]] to be TheWoobie due to what he has to put up with from Bella, who by the fourth film is a vampire pregnant with a half-vampire child and has gotten herself mixed up in a war between werewolves and vampires, and yet does not tell him any of this for his own protection.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: During his review of the WWF ''[=WrestleMania=]'' VCR board game, he finds out that you can win the game AND the WWF World Championship with such [[SarcasmMode showstoppers]] such as a headlock or a suplex. He then finds out that an atomic drop is one of many moves you can use...to which he then points out that Wrestling/BobBacklund did indeed win his first world title match against [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]] with an atomic drop.
** In his ''Royal Rumble 2014'' review, he mentions that several people wrote to him about that same review, asking how he faked the debut of "The Zombie" on WWECW. This means that at least one person found the idea of Noah renting a stadium, putting together a fake wrestling show including announcers, interviewers and ring, finding a crowd of people to pretend to be fans, and dressing up someone as a zombie, all for the sake of a joke that took about ten seconds; more likely than that being a real wrestling gimmick.
* AndItWorked: Spoony's reaction when Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' shoots down a plan of an NPC to pull a HeroicSacrifice.
-->'''Yuna:''' Your plan is awful. Think about it. It's no different from what we did two years ago. We destroyed our own allies. We destroyed the Aeons who had fought together with us at our side.
-->'''Spoony:''' Yeah, and guess what: It worked.
** He also says this in relation to the booking in the run up to RandyOrton versus JohnCena match at Wrestlemania. By using the most basic booking technique of having Randy (the {{Heel}}) brutally squash a midcarder {{Face}}, thereby making him look strong and dangerous on the Raw before the Pay Per View
-->'''Spoony:''' You watch it and you think "Wow, Randy Orton looks like a scary dude, John Cena might be in trouble" ... It's the most basic, fundamental, written by a four year old kind of booking. And it's working.
* AndThatsTerrible: "RicFlair just threatened a woman with sexual assault! And I'm pretty sure you can't do that!"
** Again in ''Tekken''. "I sold my soul to the Devil" "But that's ''wrong!''"
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: What he and a whole crowd of people did when [[spoiler: Tidus decided to sacrifice himself at the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'']].
* {{Angrish}}: "Do ninfgh... Ninjas!... Kidnapping!... TV! CALL THE COPS!"
** Also this:
--> Avatar: "[[UltimaIX The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?]]"
--> Spoony: "[[SanitySlippage AAAAHHHHHH!!]] The Avatar has to ask what the fucking Codex--No! NO!! This--! It's a--!! Do I even have to explain--?! I can't!! I can't expl--!! How--?! It's the thesis of--!! I can't! This what I'm dealing--!! ''THIS IS LIKE THE POPE ASKING WHAT THE FUCKING BIBLE IS!!!''
* ApologizesALot: In his vlog about ''Snow White and the Huntsman'', Noah says that KristenStewart isn't as attractive as this film (or the ''{{Twilight}}'' series) makes her out to be, apologizing several times for saying so and being visibly displeased with how piggish this makes him look.
* AprilFoolsDay:
** 4/1/09 featured an alternate universe version of Spoony reviewing the original ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]'' in a SelfParody of his own nitpicking, caustic review style, ending with a possible origin story for Dr. Insano.
** 4/1/10 featured "The Insano Experiment" with "Weird Science" as the theme song and Insano reviewing ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off''.
** 4/1/11 featured a review done in the style of WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob masquerading itself as the second part of the discontinued VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition LetsPlay.
** 4/1/13 featured a review done in the style of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] masquerading itself as a LetsPlay of UltimaIX with Spoony and Lord British.
** 4/1/14 featured two "reviews": One with Spoony's girlfriend masquerading as Spoony "reviewing" Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, and one with Spoony's dog Oreo "reviewing" Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
* ArcWords: "[[RantInducingSlight What's a Paladin?]]" in the ''UltimaIX'' review.
* ArrowCam: Noah hurling a doggie toy at Spuna's head.
* ArtificialStupidity: The squad in ''{{SWAT 4}}'' have a tendency to hit you with flashbangs, which prompts Spoony to yell [[RunningGag "YOU FOOL !"]] They also have a tendency to run in front of Spoony's gun while he's trying to fire, getting themselves and Spoony[[note]]The other members of the team kill you if you get a friendly-fire death, and that's not counting the times that they simply prevent him from shooting a perp[[/note]] killed countless times.
* ArtisticStimulation: The E.T. review has Spoony noting that he was insanely high on painkillers. He has no memory of actually doing the review, has no idea how he got a specific shot that should've been impossible without help or more equipment, and did the editing work in a fraction of the time he usually takes.
* AscendedExtra: Though probably not intentional on Spoony's part, the "stupid sexy" Rikku cosplayer featured in his ''Final Fantasy X'' review now serves as the icon for one of the site's sidebar ads, even using the same picture.
* AscendedMeme: According to Angry Joe, the XCOM guys are aware of the whole BETRAYAL thing, and worked in a refrence in the new game. (The strategy game, not the rant inducing FPS reboot thing.)
** Spoony clarified this when talking about ''The Bureau'' (The finished product of what caused the above meme): The developers ''wanted'' to name an achievement after the meme (God only knows what you would have had to do for it), but they couldn't get it past the higher-ups.
* AsYouKnow:
** Spoony is very, VERY displeased with the method of delivering {{Exposition}} to new players in {{Ultima}} 9, which is accomplished by giving the player dialogue options to just ask about things from the world of Brittania that he should already know. His personal low point is when he asks what a 'paladin' is, when the previous games featured a paladin as his loyal friend who performed a HeroicSacrifice to die on the Avatar's behalf.
** Mentions this trope again in his review of "Night Claws," where he says "No one has ever said this ever! If someone knows something, and you know they know it, you don't have to explain it to them!"
* ATeamFiring: Tends to happen to Spoony a '''lot''' during his ''{{SWAT 4}}'' playthrough, much to his annoyance.
-->'''Spoony''': I don't know what the hell just happened, but I fucked that doorframe up beyond repair!
** Also parodied extensively in his ''Robowar'' review, in response to the plethora of scenes the soldiers are just randomly firing into the greenery like crazy. Cue Spoony firing dual AK-47's into the camera, as Sean Fausz and Angry Joe join in as well.
* AttractiveBentGender: At least one comment on the third part ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' expressed this sentiment about [[spoiler:Spoony in Yuna drag]].
* AuthorAppeal: Besides the more expectable things like his liking for ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', Spoony is a fan of ProfessionalWrestling and often slips references to it into his reviews - culminating with the appearances of the Ultimate Warrior and [[strike:Hulk Hogan]] [[strike: HOAK HOGAN]] HOAKOGAN!
* AuthorAvatar: The Spoony review character is little different than Noah himself, often touching on how the reviewed item has affected him in RealLife. Later during the {{Ultima}} Retrospective Spoony takes this trope to a new level when he is revealed to be the ''[[LiteralMetaphor actual Avatar]]'' from the game series and proceeds to defend the Earth from the [[BigBad evil Guardian]] as an Author Avatar Avatar.
* AwesomeButImpractical: "Giant Dizzy Gillespie" was a fan favourite, but Spoony had to stop featuring the statuette due to its fragility and it becoming slightly damaged during filming.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: A warning to some parts of ''YorTheHunterFromTheFuture''.
* BadassLabcoat: Dr. Insano.
* BagOfSpilling: In his ''Ultima VII, The Serpent Isle'' review, he mentions how he hates it when this trope ''just is,'' but he does like it when there's a decent explanation behind it. In that game, you start off with all the goodies from the previous installment as ATasteOfPower, and then lose them all to a "teleport storm" later.
** He mentions that when it ''isn't'' used properly, it can really hurt a game, mentioning ''Ultima Underworld II'' as a great example, where despite it taking place after Ultima VII (but before "The Serpent Isle,") you are so massively unprepared for another adventure that he says you basically showed up to the game massively overweight, out of shape, and dressed in burlap for no reason. This is, of course, ''after'' Ultima VII, when one of the weapons you can get is a sword with instant touch-of-death abilities and your abilities are literally raised to double the maximum it is possible to be.
* TheBeautifulElite: After traveling to Washington DC to protest an internet censorship law, Spoony claimed that Capitol Hill's female population is entirely like this, even the police.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Insano ending his ''Dungeonmaster'' review shouting "Where's my ''DungeonsAndDragons'' [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons movie?]]"
* BerserkButton:
** In ''SWAT 4'', "You're in my way, sir" from his AI squadmates, leading to some truly epic rants, including the famous "[[ImHavingSoulPains I will punch you in the fucking soul!]]"
*** Taken to unbelievable extremes when it's revealed that the BigBad of Final Fantasy XIII is voiced by the SAME person as Reynolds, the one who ''keeps telling him that Spoony is in his way.'' His fury is ''glorious''.
** UltimaIX is not just a button, but an entire damn berserk switchboard!
*** [[AsYouKnow "What's a Paladin?"]] was a particularly huge one, but [[BigRedButton the biggest, brightest, reddest button of all]] was [[BackFromTheDead Sir Dupre coming back to life, especially with nary a word about how this affects the cosmos as a whole, since he's keeping the Great Serpent of Chaos from falling apart and therefore destroying the universe.]]
** People arguing that the Fellowship should've rode eagles to Mordor. He ranted about it in both an episode of ''Counter Monkey'', and in his review of ''The Hobbit''; they would've attracted Sauron's attention and then the Eagles would be killed by the Nazghul.
** Do not fuck with children. Spoony has a serious thing about hurting kids for any reason.
** He hates movies with non-descriptive or generic titles.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: His reaction to "X-Com" being turned into a First person shooter actually appeared to scare ''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''.
* BiasSteamroller: [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Has been known to drive one...a lot]]. He's fully aware of when he's doing it, too.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Towards the end of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review. And of all people, it's[[spoiler: Pumpkinhead]].
** At the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', and it's [[spoiler:VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. And, apparently, he's a fan.
* BigNo:
** Invoked and subverted in ''Ripper'' when Catherine collapses:
-->'''Spoony''': Oh, we're winding up to a big ol' "Nooooooooooooooo!"...\\
'''Jake''': ''FUCK!''\\
'''Spoony''': ... That works too, I guess.
** Invoked in the ''Highlander: The Last of the [=MacLeods=]'' video to parody the main villain's {{Narm}}-heavy BigNo.
** He and the Sage share one together after a buildup hopefully leading to [[TheScrappy the fairy girl]] in ''Anime/GarzeysWing'' getting ripped apart but then escaping at the last moment. [[invoked]]
** Done over [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/35525987588509696 Twitter]] when he learned that the writer of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film would be scripting the ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' {{Reboot}}.
** We get one in ''Microcosm'' when Spoony is unable to finish writing down the continue password before the game resets. The pathos is amplified by music from ''RequiemForADream''.
** Xiaoyu gives one in ''TekkenBloodVengeance''.
--->'''Spoony''': You knew him for a total of five minutes. You're not exactly at the "NOOOOOO!" stage of a relationship.
** In his UltimaIX review (as part of his long-form retrospective on the entire series) when he learns there's a character called Tydus in the game.
--->'''Duncan''': There you are, just as Tydus said you'd be...
--->'''Spoony''': [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX TIDUS?!]] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
--->'''Tidus''': [[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHA]]
* BigOlEyebrows: In ''Anime/TekkenTheMotionPicture'', Spoony began mocking Kazuya's and Heihachi's huge eyebrows as his own eyebrows progressively grew bigger before he peeled them off.
-->'''Spoony''': *laughing* Check out the eyebrows, you can hand-glide with those things!
* BigWordShout:
** '''PUUUMPKIIINHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!'''
** '''BEEETRAAAYAAALLLLLLLL!!!'''
** This game '''sssuuuUUUUuuuucckkkkssss'''!!!
* BigYes:
** Spoony and Sage have not one but three of these in a row in the ''Garzey's Wing'' review when it looks like the fairy girl will finally die painfully after annoying them for the whole review.
** And again in the Final Fantasy X finale when he learns that after beating [[spoiler: Yu Yevon Tidus will disappear]], complete with stock footage of crowds erupting into excited applause and celebration.
* BlackComedyRape: Spooning With Spoony.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: ''SWAT 4'', Mission 10: "Moviefilm For Make Training Of Police And Laughing Time"
* BookEnds:
** At the beginning of the first video of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review, Spoony comments on how as bad as he said the game was, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' was worse. Guess what his last message at the end of the final episode is.
** His ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review begins with the original Spoony (Who died at the end of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review) returning to take the show back from his clone, essentially book ending the period between the two reviews with the death & return of the real Spoony.
** The final part of his ''[=FFX=]'' review featured [[spoiler: the original[=/=][[Comicbook/GreenLantern Black Lantern Spoony]] trying to take the show back again, providing book ends for the review; and culminated with the merging of the original & his clone, providing a book end to the era of the Spoony Clone]]. It also featured several call backs to the final part of his ''[=FFVIII=]'' reviews--in the commentary he referenced RedLetterMedia's clip of George Lucas pretentiously claiming that events in the Star Wars prequels "rhyme" with those in the originals.
* BorrowedCatchphrase:
** From fellow Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses reviewer [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]: '''I AM A MAN!!''' *PUNCH* He borrows it again in his ''Ultima Underworld 2'' review, but follows it up with a [[GroinAttack knee to the groin]] instead of a punch.
** There's also his use of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's gag of having [[StreetFighter M. Bison]] appear on screen yelling [[TakeOverTheWorld "OF COURSE!"]]
** He's also used the Nostalgia Critic's "I WAS FROZEN TODAY!"
** He also borrowed the "PWNED!" from Fat Mann Judgeth once.
** [[RedLetterMedia "What's wrong with your faaaaaace?"]] Later, in the commentary for the finale of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' (which featured call-backs to the finale for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' he references the RedLetterMedia clip of George Lucas pretentiously claiming that events in the Star Wars prequels 'rhyme' with those in the originals.
* BreakingTheReviewersWall: Has happened a few times. One of the most over-the-top examples would be the conclusion of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review, where Dr. Insano hires Squall to kill Spoony.
* BrickJoke:
** The first part of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review features the original Spoony returning to take his show back from his clone, before promptly killing himself and being resurrected as a [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Black Lantern]] when told of the subject of the latest review. [[spoiler:The third part of the review features Black Lantern Spoony raising Tidus with a Black Lantern Ring, with the intent of using him to take back the show from the clone]].
** An even further one: in the ''Partymania'' review the (alternate) Dr. Insano's origin is that he was one of the Schlumper brothers who was scorned by the unnamed female protagonist and went on to become evil. In the ''Warrior #2-3'' review Dr. Linksano references bringing glory to the Schlumper name, implying that he is the other Schlumper brother. [[spoiler: And given that his universe was conquered by Lord Vyce right before Linksano jumped universes, alternate!Insano is probably not doing very well.]]
** Again during the first part of his VideoGame/FinalFantasyX review, Dr. Insano walked in asking if anybody had seen Neutro. [[spoiler: It was later revealed that [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] had stolen Neutro from Dr. Insano in his Series/PowerRangersZeo Comic review.]]
** In Dr. Insano's review of ''The Dungeonmaster'', Dr. Insano forces BennettTheSage to provide footages for ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'' at gunpoint, [[spoiler: during TheStinger of the latter's review finale, a bald and aging Bennett almost finishes the game while Insano seemingly forgets (and doesn't care) about him.]]
** In his Phantasmagoria playthrough, he tells Blob not to lay with the Dark One. When Blob starts talking in a demonic voice, he says "Blob, you have lain with the Dark One, and I told you no!"
** During his VCR Golf review, Spoony states that he'd rather watch grass grow than play the game, since at least by going out he'd get some fresh air and a chance to relax, and not have to review such a dull game. At the end of the Gone Birding VCR review, he does just that.
-->"Is it against the rules, maybe, to go play with my dog for a little while? You know, maybe to get away from work for a little bit?"
** In the ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster 2]]'' review, Insano has a {{Gaydar}}, but refuses to say why when Spoony asks. Years later, during Spoony's review of the ''Series/MiamiVice'' episode with Creator/RebBrown as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villain of the Week]], he starts [[HoYay fanboying]] over Reb's ShirtlessScene...and we cut to Insano with the Gaydar, which is merrily pinging away.
** When Spoony starts praising the performance of a sea lion that appeared on ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Oreo starts to get jealous and starts doing tricks for him. Spoony tells Oreo that if she really wants to impress him, she should start doing her own reviews. [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/movie-reviews/hercules-the-legendary-journeys/ Well, at least she tried...]]
** Spoony uses the word "eponymous" incorrectly when reviewing FinalFantasyVIII, describing two characters as "the eponymous Biggs and Wedge". A full four years later he's reviewing [[UltimaVIIPartII Ultima 7 Part 2: The Serpent Isle]] and says "The eponymous Serpent Isle...and hey, I even used the word Eponymous correctly."
* BrokeTheRatingScale:
** Spoony finally decided to [[OverlyLongGag do away with]] the Ass Counter in ''Dead or Alive''. Holly Valance and Sarah Carter cause it to '''EXPLODE'''.
** In Part 2 of the ''UltimaIX'' retrospective, Spoony throws out the Betrayal Counter, saying that this kind of thing is hard to quantify (such as, how do you compare a ContinuityError on the Avatar history tapestry to the infamous "What's a Paladin?"), and because it was getting kind of annoying.
* BrotherSisterIncest: The vibe Spoony got from the Marky Mark ''Make My Video''. It doesn't help that the actors in question ''happen'' to resemble him and his sister.
** His horror at the passionate kissing and overly romantic dialogue between Luke and Leia in his review of Marvel's StarWars comics, since it was based on an early treatment of the story before their familial relationship was decided
* BruceLeeClone: His subject when reviewing the movie ''The Clones of Bruce Lee''.
* BuryYourGays: He was particularly incensed by this in [[spoiler: Phantasmagoria 2]] as it resulted in the death of the only character he actually didn't want to see die horribly.
* BuxomIsBetter: He certainly seems to think so. This trips him up in his Beastmaster and Final Fantasy X reviews and he laments that the actress cast as the female lead in King of Fighters was not buxom like the video game character (though that's only one of a list of things they got wrong about her that he complains about.)
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[[folder:C-D]]
* CallBack:
** The Insano Experiment.
** For his "Lords of Magick" review, he says, "Yeah! Let's contact the devil!" and holds up a magic lamp, referring back to his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''' review which had Satan in a lamp.
*** He referenced the incident again when Ransom brings up the Genie from Aladdin in his ''Strike Commandos'' review.
-->"Yeah, you'd THINK there was a genie in a magic lamp, wouldn't you? I had a magic lamp once, you know what it was filled with? ''Bullshit and demons!'' I don't even know what hurts worse today, the devil, or the lies."
** His ''Breaking Dawn'' review, they talk about Creator/DavidCronenberg doing the Vampire C-Section and talk about how ''{{Twilight}}'' is a bodice-ripper Harlequin Romance novel, both are things he talked about when previously reviewing Twilight movies.
** In the ''Ultima IX'' review he exclaims "Our hero - too stupid to eat!" Which is exactly what he said about Tidus during the ''Final Fantasy X'' Review.
* TheCameo: After DiamandaHagan remarks in her review how much an actor in ''Apocalypse'' looks like Spoony, there are cameos by Spoony, Dr. Insano and a Spoony clone, Christian Spoony.
* CameraAbuse: His dog Oreo has a real knack for dealing glancing blows to his tripod.
* CaptainErsatz: Dr. Insano is apparently based on Creator/WarrenEllis' comic book character ComicBook/DoktorSleepless. [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Burton the Robot]] and [[WebVideo/BumReviews Spencer D. Bum]] both definitely qualify.
* CatchPhrase:
** Dr. Insano - "'''[[ForScience With SCIENCE]]''', of course!!"
** "{{PHANTASMAGORIA}}!" He later stated this as his favorite word.
** "I HEARD that, Curtis!"
** "[[Film/RedDawn1984 Wolverines!]]" as a BattleCry is often used.
** "I am never getting over this!"
** "'''{{YOU FOOL}}!!!!'''" when his teammates screw up a flashbang and end up blinding him in ''SWAT 4''.
*** Although this has also started working its way into other reviews as well.
** When reviewing a foreign or incredibly obscure movie, "... unless you know some especially deranged Hong Kong bootleggers. And I do."
** Spoony has a new one for his show ''Wrestle! Wrestle!'' - "Future endeavors". The WWE uses it as a polite euphemism for "he's been fired"; Spoony uses it to mean "The company's going to screw you up the ass, quit while you still have your dignity".
*** Which is funny, if you note that TGWTG used the phrase in its farewell to Noah.
** ''[[CriticalResearchFailure "How do you fuck that up!?"]]'' [[invoked]]
** The ''{{Ultima}}'' retrospective has given us "I'm the goddamn Avatar!"
** He's recently appropriated the RicFlair "Woooo!" for himself.
** "Betrayal!" Started with X-Com but has now carried over to Ultima IX - So much so that it's the signal for the revitalized plot hole counter. (and we're apparently going to hear it A LOT in this review.)
** [[ADateWithRosiePalms Spank]] [[TooMuchInformation material]].
** In Twitter he has a tendency to utter the phrase "GOD WILLS IT!" whenever he talks about moments where religious people are acting stupid.
* CelebrityImpersonator: As mentioned under CaptainErsatz, Noah's costume "characters" are all to some degree impersonations of other people's intellectual property. And he does it quite well.
* CelebrityResemblance: As well as comparing actors in movies and games to other celebrities, he likes to compare them to fellow web video creators. For example, [[PhantasmagoriaAPuzzleOfFlesh Curtis Craig]] is WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, a character from ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'' is [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], and [[VideoGame/MinorityReportEverybodyRuns Witwer]] is [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]].
* CerebusSyndrome: Played for laughs with the Black Hole of Board Games series. The first entry, a review of the ''I, Robot'' video board game gets an enthusiastic review and a recommendation. The second, the ''Wrestlemania'' game gets a rather angry review, with Spoony accusing the makers of wasting an awesome concept. By the third entry, the VCR Golf Games, Spoony has gone flat-out insane and is going so far as to track down the people sending him the games and murdering them. In the fourth one, ''Gone Birding'', he's just sunk into complete despair and can't even muster up anything to say about the game.
* CharacterBlog: Father Antos from ''UltimaII: The Revenge of the Enchantress'' has a [[http://twitter.com/#!/FatherAntos Tweeter account]].
* ChekhovsGag: If you thought Spoony only introduced the Gunblade for his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' reviews, think again. He's using it again for more gags in his review of ''Mazes and Monsters''.
** Also in his ''{{Ultima}} I'' review. We can only hope it will appear more.
** Again in the end of the ''Highlander: The Source'' review
** He even ''loads it before using it'' in the FFX finale.
** And it comes out again in his King of Fighters review. He declares it's "too Final Fantasy" for the situation though, and puts it aside.
** He also brings it back for the FFXIII review, in which he doesn't understand the weapon upgrade system (Which putting slime on your weapon apparently makes it more powerful) so Doctor Insano attempts to demonstrate how it works.
** The Gunblade appears to be his signature weapon, as he wields it when going to fulfill his threat of stabbing the fans who sent him VCR Golf.
* ChekhovsGun:
** In the second part of the FFX review, there's a throwaway gag where Dr. Insano bursts into Spoony's room to ask if anyone has seen Neutro, which he'd left parked out back while Spoony is singing "A Whole New World". [[spoiler: Later, in Linkara's review of Zeo Rangers #1, Linkara fights a giant Mechakara by using Neutro as a zord, which he claim he took from Dr. Insano when the doctor left it "parked behind Spoony's house"]]
** An example pretty close in line to the original quote that named the trope: in his Paranormal Activity 4/Sinister vlogs we see a new edition to his shelf-o-stuff to his right that can't help but be noticed even though he doesn't bring attention to it. Sure enough, during the videos, he accidentally knocks it down.
-->''"My [[Film/{{Tron}} Identity Disc]]!"''
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted in ''Warrior #4''. [[spoiler:The secret to ending the multiverse rift is to stop caring about the insane ramblings of the comic, for they mean absolutely nothing and thus are not worth thinking about.]]
* CliffHanger:
** His ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review ends on one, with [[spoiler:Dr Insano sending Squall after Spoony, leading to Spoony being mortally wounded as Burton initiates a self-destruct sequence which kills Squall & reduces Spoony to a lump of protoplasm; with TheStinger revealing that Linkara has found the lump & intends to bring Spoony back]].
** Happened again with the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review, this time with [[spoiler:the original Spoony (Now a [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Black Lantern]]) [[ItMakesSenseInContext trying to take the show back from the Spoony that Linkara cloned]], and the clone having [[AllThereInTheManual Linkara beam both him & the clone onto the]] [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]] at the same time, merging them into one being; TheStinger reveals that whilst this plan worked, Linkara lost Spoony when he teleported him[=/=]them]].
* CloningBlues: Inverted, as the clone Spoony is able to pick up right where his predecessor left off. The original is killed, resurrected as a Black Lantern, then briefly brought back to normal before being killed and turned into a Black Lantern again.
* CloudCuckoolander: His Ultimate Warrior persona is this in spades and ironically very accurate to the real-life Warrior's rambling and odd promos.
-->"YOU'LL NEED AN ENERGON CUBE THE SIZE OF WYOMING TO DEFEAT MY AUTOBOTS HOAK HOGAN!!"
-->"BUTTONS! BUTTONS! WHO'S GOT THE BUTTONS?!"
-->"IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER, YOU GOTTA GET WITH MY FRIENDS!! MAKE IT LAST FOREVER, BECAUSE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS, HOAK HOGAN!!"
** Spoony's interpretation of the Warrior is ''easier'' to follow, mostly because he's not freestyling the english language and making up new words as he's going along unlike the real Ultimate Warrior.
* ClusterFBomb:
-->'''Spoony''': A lute? A fucking lute?! I run over, bust my fucking ass to save his only daughter from an evil fucking knight, fighting fucking skeletons and spending my own fucking money on swords and shit, and the best he can do is give me a fucking guitar?!
** Also during the end of his Deadliest Warrior follow-up.
** He tends to get creative with these. Case in point: Ultima IX, after another crash. *ahem*
-->'''Spoony:''' But I can't use the mantra until after he tells- *gamecrash* motherfucker cocksucking superc*nt son of a FUCK!
%%Below tropes is about him, commenting on a work.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After being driven to madness by the inanity of TNA in what would become the first "Wrestle! Wrestle!" vlog, he suggests that he should force the people watching the vlog to watch TNA.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch:
** {{Lampshaded}} in that he's never actually played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', beyond maybe two hours, but avoided it ''solely'' because he hated the art style, and hadn't been paying any attention to the first two hours, since he wrote Zidane off as an "androgynous-whiny-pansy-ass character". He also admitted that "it was likely that [he] was being fiercely unfair" to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' on judging it by its art style, especially when the game was specifically targeted at fans of the NES and SuperNintendo-era Franchise/FinalFantasy games like him, but he just couldn't get over it. He elaborated in his Q&A at [=MAGfest=], and admitted his reasons for avoiding it were entirely childish, and he really can't stand the art style so much that he simply can't make himself keep playing. [[invoked]]
** Also admitted to never playing the ''Worlds of Ultima'' spin-off games because they were based on the Ultima VI game engine, which he hated.
** In his (alternate) Worst Films of 2010 list, he included ''LittleFockers'' just because he hated the jokes in previous movies involving Ben Stiller's character's name. He admitted to never even watching it. By alternate, we mean Spoony compiled a second list of movies that would be horrible and would probably be on his main list if he managed to watch them. Included were ''Film/BloodRayne 3'' and ''The Nutcracker'' in 3-D.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: PlayedForLaughs During his ''UltimaIX'' review, he pretty much is oblivious to the fact that the Avatar asks questions he should know ''specifically'' to prevent ContinuityLockout, without even pointing out that they did this a different way in past games.
* ContemptibleCover: Seeing the Film/WingCommander DVD cover causes some 30 seconds of Spoony [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming at high pitch]].
* ContinuityPorn: The new animated version of the show's opening (Both of them) contains a hurricane of references to almost everything Spoony has ever reviewed.
* CollectibleCardGame: Spoony [[http://akuoreo.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Spoony appears]] in the MSFHigh Collectible card game. A deck designed to counterpoint his, besides the Linkara deck, is [[https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/msf-high-card-game:-omeganek this one]].
* CoolVersusAwesome:
** Spoony enjoys the last ten minutes of the show DeadliestWarrior for this reason, where the anachronistic warriors actually square off; but condemns most of the rest of the show on general research issues such as ignoring much of the circumstances of how various warriors would fight; a pirate, for example, wouldn't just be walking around, he'd be with 50 other pirates, ''on a pirate ship,'' and there's no way you'd ever be fighting just ''one'' Spartan.
** The rivalry that Spoony's alter ego Dr. Insano has with Linkara arguably falls into this category as well. Linkara has magical weapons (and cheat codes), Insano has mad science, and both are entertaining as hell.
** His parody of ''Deadliest Warrior'', ''Deadliest Character'' does the same as the TV show, but with fictional characters, namely the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Megazord]] [[spoiler:and later, the Dragonzord]] versus [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Mechagodzilla]].
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Dr. Insano figured out a way to obtain game footage of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' without having to play the game. He forces Bennett the Sage to play for him at gunpoint.
* CosmicRetcon: Linkara punching the wall, a la [[InfiniteCrisis Superboy-Prime]], caused Dr. Insano to become a man (according to Linkara, anyway).
* CoversAlwaysLie:
** A DefiedTrope. He screams in horror looking at the cover for ''Film/WingCommander: The Movie'' and explains thus: "You know that old saying, you can't judge a book by its cover? Well fuck you! That's books, not movies!"
** In regards to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he thinks Zidane fits in the stereotypical mold of a whiny, depressive ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hero based solely on the cover art. He does admit that it's "massively unfair", but says that he just can't get over his dislike for the game's art style.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** His one-shot ''Deadliest Character'' video regarding the [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla Showa era (1974) Mechagodzilla]]. While he's describing the character, shots of ''[[Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla Kiryu]]'' are used several times. Yes, Kiryu ''is'' an incarnation of Mechagodzilla, technically. But, it's not the same monster since the Showa Mechagodzilla is a giant robot built by aliens to take over the earth and Kiryu is a cyborg version of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954 Godzilla]].
** Likewise, at one point in the video, guest-speaker Linkara points out that Mechagodzilla has failed to defeat Godzilla. In reality, Godzilla was unable to beat the Showa Mechagodzilla on his own and required both the help of King Caesar and humanity to defeat.
** Given the nature of [[DeadliestWarrior the show]] he's parodying, this might be intentional.
* CowboyCop: Played during during his Let's Play of ''SWAT 4''. Spoony regularly receives penalties for taking suspects down with unauthorized use of deadly force (that is, he shot first without giving them a chance to yield), and often complains about how much following police procedure makes the game difficult.
-->"This whole 'presumption of innocence' thing just pisses me right off. I mean, why do we even have civil rights, it just makes my job a lot harder."
* {{Crossover}}:
** He and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] have done ''so many'' of these that's it become integral to how both their shows operate. [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dr. Insano]] was ''introduced'' in a throw-away [[PreviouslyOn parody]] segment of WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall.
** Thanks in part to Spoony's ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} WWE Raw]]'' and ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} TNA iMPACT!]]'' reviews, he made a video directly referencing {{Botchamania}} and its creator Maffew.
** MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Not to mention his participation in the Anniversary brawl of That Guy With The Glasses.
*** WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}. All the way.
*** And WebVideo/SuburbanKnights.
*** Also WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, though this will be the last one he'll ever appear in.
** CrisisCrossover: The face to face battle between Linkara and Dr. Insano is a direct reference to CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, with the comic ''Warrior'' # 1 being so irredeemably awful that Dr. Insano's discovery of it rips a hole in {{Hypertime}}. As the review progresses, it shifts between several different universes where, among others, Linkara and Insano's actors are switched, both are stuffed animals, Spoony is a Roman emperor, and the two are played by WebVideo/MarzGurl, That Chick with the Goggles, Coldguy, and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. The scene ends in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], {{Benzaie}}, MarzGurl, and That Chick with the Goggles beat the tar out of Dr. Insano to the tune of Rick Derringer's ''Real American'' (i.e. Hulk Hogan's theme).
*** Gets turned up to 11 in the ''Warrior 2 and 3'' review, where dozens of Doctor Insanos from throughout the multiverse find themselves in an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny. [[spoiler: Their non-insano counterparts show up at the end and beat the tar out of all of them.]]
** He reviewed ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' together with PatTheNesPunk.
** Spoony and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] reviewed the ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' live-action movie together.
*** Some of [[FanDumb Spoony's fans]] were [[TorchesAndPitchforks not happy]] about this.
** Spoony and BennettTheSage have made an annual tradition of reviewing bad anime.
** He and DiamandaHagan reviewed ''Wrestling/{{Sting}}: Moment of Truth'' together, which combined wrestling, Spoony's specialty, with Christian themes, a favorite topic for Hagan.
** For [[Creator/RebBrown Rebruary]], Spoony reviewed Film/UncommonValor with Creator/CriticalMarine.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Has this to say for the VA who voices [[ExpositionFairy the Ferario]] in ''[[YoshiyukiTomino Garzey's Wing]]'':
--> I swear to god, if I ever meet that women...demon-harpy...THING that voiced that ''fucking'' pixie, I WILL ''DUNK HER HEAD'' IN A BUCKET OF LYE!!
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Insano says Paul in ''Film/TheDungeonmaster'' should patent his inventions "and make a zillion dollars!"
* DamnedByFaintPraise: "For all his many faults, Bruno Mattei does Nazi porn well. Sometimes."
* DanBrowned: Noah and his brother, Miles, like many others, got hit with this hard while watching ''DeadliestWarrior''. Noah does enjoy [[RuleOfCool the fight scenes,]] though.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Spoony's review of ''[[UltimaIX Ultima IX: Ascension]]'' could be considered one of his most dark and angry outings, if not the most.
** Particularly disturbing is the moment in the finale where he breaks character, examines his entire collection of Ultima games in silence, then gives a very direct, honest description of precisely why the series means so much to him, then proceeds to hurl the entire collection against the wall in frustration.
* DarkReprise: After the events of {{Kickassia}}, he started using a much darker and heavier version of his opening theme. It didn't last too long, though.
* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler:Dupre comes back to life]] in ''UltimaIX'', Spoony declares every good memory he has about the Ultima series (and he shares a lot) is worthless since it all lead to that. He then says you can only pray that you die before you live long enough to see everything and everyone you love betray you.
* DevelopmentGag: One of Spoony's UnstoppableRage freakouts about Tidus in the first part of his ''Final Fantasy X'' review cut to a 'Technical Difficulties' card dubbed over with Bruce Willis singing "Swingin' on a Star" from ''HudsonHawk'' as a SanitySlippageSong. This is a reference to how around the same time he had announced plans to review that film, but eventually abandoned the idea.
** In Doctor Insano's ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' review, he's shocked at the prospect of going to Chicago and not visiting the "Urkel House".
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
-->"Oooooh! I just [[GroinAttack kicked]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] in the [[UnusualEuphemism joy department]]! That can't be smart! ... Let's do it again!"
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Spoony's reaction to the ''TheRingTerrorsRealm'' game, where a coworker of the protagonist put a call on hold for her. Turns out the caller was Sadako.
-->''Alright, LetMeGetThisStraight. You have a ghost made of rage that can literally kill you with a movie... and you put her on hold. Dude. I don't know if that's the dumbest thing I ever heard or the most awesome.''
* DifferentInEveryEpisode: Spoony does most of his reviews just sitting in his green chair where you can see posters hanging on the walls in the corner directly behind him. In almost every review he does, he changes those posters to reflect something relevant to the review itself, usually a movie poster or wallscroll of the movie or game he's reviewing. If it's anything ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' related, it'll usually be a poster of that movie. Anything Japanese game related, expect to see wallscrolls of the game or of ''Anime/CowboyBebop: The Movie''.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Suggests that Edward can read Bella's mind, there's just nothing in there.
* DisposableSexWorker: During ''The Lords of Magick'', the BigBad sorcerer tempts one of the protagonist to do a FaceHeelTurn by telling him to go after whores, one of whom he then kills. This prompts Spoony to call his lawyer, complaining that this proves he shouldn't have taken the insanity plea when he told the court that [[AWizardDidIt a wizard made him kill those hookers]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Near the end of his review of Reb's [[PlayingAgainstType mellow role]] on a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-labyXJXTI Love Boat episode]], Noah suggests a couple of re-writes to make the episode fit Reb's more Typecast action hero character.
** The first involves someone spilling a bloody mary on Reb's character who then tackles the guy and pushes them both overboard.
** The other involves Reb blowing up the ship because he didn't like the service. Both these scenarios are presented while footage from other Reb films show him [[CrowningMomentOfFunny doing these exact things]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: In his ''Final Fantasy X'' review, he rants at one point about how Rikku is nothing more than a fanservice character and is only 15, until a picture of a cosplayer dressed as Rikku appears on-screen.
** His ''Final Fantasy VIII'' review is derailed ''several'' times by him gushing about Questis and Rinoa.
** His review of Beastmaster 2 gets derailed from him gushing about the attractive actress playing the villianess. Hell, he gets distracted ''during his commentary'' when she comes on screen.
* DisturbedDoves: A flock of doves precedes Spoony busting out the SPAS-12.
* DoubleStandard: In Tekken: Blood Vengence when Xiaoyu spies on Shin when he showers.
--> "Okay, whoa, this movie needs an adult, I'm calling creepy on this one, there's a double standard here.
* DoubleVision:
** Playing both himself and Gordon Ramsay in his Hells Kitchen: The Game review.
** In the Final Fantasy VIII Finale with him and Dr. Insano.
** Upgraded to Triple Vision in "Clones of Bruce Lee" with Spoony, Dr. Insano and Spencer D. Bum.
* DontExplainTheJoke: In his Phantasmagoria2 playthrough he said that if Curtis put on a straightjacket it would become a bi-curious jacket because he's bi-curious.
* DrinkingGame: He made one for ''TekkenBloodVengeance'': take a shot every time [[ContinuityLockout something happens that doesn't make sense unless you've played the games]], and take two shots every time something happens that makes '''less''' sense if you've played the games, like Sumo wrestler Ganryu randomly being a gym teacher.
** Immediately after announcing this, though, he subverts it when the film opening with Xiaoyu riding a giant panda at SuperSpeed causes him to [[INeedAFreakingDrink chug the entire bottle]].
* DropInCharacter:
** Dr. Insano and Spencer D. Bum.
* DudeNotFunny: [[invoked]]
** As a RunningGag, whenever he makes a really dark joke or reference, the camera cuts to StockFootage of a crowd booing at a rally.
-->'''''Darkest sketch! Darkest sketch! Darkest sketch!'''''
** During the third part of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', he pulls this ''on the game itself'', when Wakka compares the destruction of Home to "happy festival fireworks". He even calls it the most insensitive thing he's ever heard been uttered in any form of fiction.
** In the commentary for the review of ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'', he claims that he'll never again make a joke about suicide, as one of his fans killed himself shortly after sending him an email about it.
* DVDCommentary: Does commentaries for many videos, including for ''{{Kickassia}}''.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Spoony's original video intro began with him screaming in horror at Yuna singing in the opening of ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'', which occured in his review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. It was ''four years'' before he actually reviewed the game and talked about the scene in question.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Spoony's early reviews lack an intro or theme song, and are credited to "[[FanWank Fanwankery Films]]", a name he seems to have abandoned.
** The earliest ones were also ad-libbed. He didn't begin writing scripts until around the reviews of ''Robin Hood'' and ''VideoGame/TheThing''. This resulted in the jokes being much more polished, and is frequently credited as the period his show started GrowingTheBeard.
* EarWorm:
** In-universe example: Spoony says that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Real Emotion]] is the kind of annoying song that gets in your head for weeks.
** During his Let's Play of ''SWAT4'', he sings the chorus of "Wild Wild West" by The Escape Club, then cheerfully tells the audience: "Yeah, you'll have that song stuck in your head for about a week. You're welcome!" Bastard.
* EnemyMine: Played for laughs in his LP of Deadly Premonition. One of the puzzles requires him to carry a fuse box with him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Dr. Insano can't stand [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] lack of work ethic, his spoiled, self-centered nature, and his complete lack of goals beyond his own personal amusement.
-->'''Insano:''' I may be evil, but at least I'm not full of crap!
* EvenTheRatsWontTouchIt: Apparently a pizza from Peter Piper's Pizza is so lacking in nutrition that even bugs avoid it as evidenced by a pizza left sitting for a month and a half that remained completely untouched.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Has this to say about the trope namer:
-->'''Yuna:''' No one knows his name, so everyone calls him barkeep.
-->'''Spoony:''' Oh, that is a problem, here's the solution: '''''ASK HIM HIS FUCKING NAME!'''''
* EverythingTryingToKillYou:
** "The floor is everywhere!"
** The grass is even worse.
* EvilIsHammy: Insano.
* EvilLaugh: Dr. Insano is of course fond of them; he criticizes MadScientist villain Dr. Nye in "Clones of Bruce Lee" for using one after the end of every sentence.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "My God people, what is it about the name 'Dr. Insano' that eludes you people?"
** Spoony is shocked to learn that when Samurai Zombie Nation says it stars "head of the samurai Namakubi" it isn't kidding. You literally play as a disembodied head.
** Also, his explanation of the power "Death Field" in the "Gamma World Unboxing" Vlog:
-->'''Spoony:''' Basically what it was was you emitted a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin field of death.]]
* ExplosiveInstrumentation: The swishy French tailor from ''Beastmaster 2'' puts out such a stereotypically gay vibe that it causes Dr. Insano's 'gaydar' to short-circuit and explode.
* {{Exposition}}: Spoony is not amused by {{Ultima}} 9's method: Having the Avatar [[AsYouKnow ask everything he should really know from the previous games]].
* EyeScream: According to [[http://twitter.com/#!/TheSpoonyOne/status/72931694918909952 this Twitter post]]. Fortunately doesn't seem like it had any lasting effects.
** And his description of Karen Jarret's voice.
--> ''"I'm just coming off a migraine, it feels like a - it just feels like...someone's taking a hot needle and boring it into my EYES!"''
* FaceHeelTurn: Claimed [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/statuses/21237726571 this]] on his Twitter. [[EpilepticTrees Are we witnessing the birth of Insano?]]
** [[{{Kayfabe}} It's a work]], of course. He also seems to be feuding with Maffew of ''{{Botchamania}}''.
* FacePalm: He covers his whole face in shame with both hands after hearing Wakka tell Rikku not to be too disheartened about seeing her home city get destroyed in his VideoGame/FinalFantasyX review.
-->'''Wakka:''' "Hey, look. Don't get so down. BOOM! hahuhu Like happy festival fireworks, ya!?"
-->'''Spoony:''' '''"...Happy... Festival... Fireworks!?''' That could be the '''STUPIDEST, MOST INSENSITIVE, IDIOT THING any character has ever said in ANY WORK OF FICTION!''' That's like trying to cheer people up after Hurricane Katrina.... by saying it's ''a giant happy waterpark!"''
** And when Yuna in VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 shoots down Nooj's plan to defeat [[BigBad Shuyin]] (Which is to force Shuyin [[DemonicPossession into his body]], which he'll then blow up [[TakingYouWithMe taking Shuyin with him]]) in favor of [[ThePowerOfLove love]], Spoony face palms, then it cuts to several other people and groups of people facepalming as well.
** The opening to his ''Ultima 9'' review shows him covering part of his face after seeing an NPC glitching ''gloriously'' by flying, arms flailing in all directions, moving back and forth, and spewing random clips of sound. He then screams in horror.
* FanDisservice: During ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' review, upon seeing a sorceress teleport out of her clothes as the camera pans up her body:
--->'''Spoony:''' Say, alright! Hey dude, throw something else at her, maybe she'll teleport out of her underwear too-- [sees her hideously deformed face] Oh my God! WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR FACE?! Ah, look it's a melted John Madden! Joan Rivers! It's the lady from ''Film/TheGoonies''!
* FantasticRacism:
-->'''Dragonstrike narrator''': "Sounds like a couple of stupid orcs."\\
'''Spoony''': "Now that's just racist.'''
** He claims that the lack of all the other races in the later games of the {{Ultima}} Series is because of Lord British's racism. He even offers up examples that would support this.
* FateWorseThanDeath:
-->'''Doctor Linksano:''' Doctor Insano didn't go far enough. He only subjected you to ''one'' issue of Warrior. I'm going to subject you to ''two''!\\
'''Spoony:''' You insane fiend! I'm not gonna read that shit again!\\
'''Doctor Linksano:''' Well, I suppose we can get the same results by watching ''TNA Impact''...\\
'''Spoony:''' Aaah! All right, I'll read it!
** He makes several deadpan remarks about how death would be a welcome relief to watching yet another bad anime with Sage, after Sage breaks into his house and stalks then teleports into his room.
* FauxHorrific: Spoony does this quite a lot, as him freaking out is a major source of comedy.
** Like seeing the cast of the ''Film/WingCommander'' movie.
** And when [[http://blip.tv/the-spoony-experiment/game-over-review-6116958 reviewing the film "Game Over"]], the line of the computer being capable of making GaryColeman president sent Spoony and the rest of the TGWTG cast into a total panic.
-->"Loot the supermarket! Stockpile all the weapons and instant mash potatoes you can find! ''The end times are here!''"
** While reviewing Night Claws he suffers a great HeroicBSOD upon witnessing [[spoiler:Reb Brown being unceremoniously killed off.]]
** Another good moment occurs during the VCR Golf review, upon discovering that the second package he was sent [[spoiler:was another version of the game from the same company]]. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation went mad from the revelation]].
* {{Filler}}: In mid-October 2010, while Spoony was under the weather due to an unspecified heart condition, he asked Scarlett to bump some of his "Greatest Hits" to the front page until he got back on his feet. However, only one video (his review of ''VideoGame/TheThing'') actually got this treatment before he came back.
** The Counter Monkey episodes seem like this as well, seeing as they were put out during a period when Spoony didn't feel the creative juices flowing, and was dealing with health issues yet again, at least they kept us entertained.
*** [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Dormouse.]]
* FlatWhat:
-->'''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar:]]''' [[AsYouKnow The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?]]
-->'''Spoony:''' What.
-->'''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar:]]''' [[RewindReplayRepeat The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?]]
-->'''Spoony:''' ''What.''
-->'''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar:]]''' [[RuleOfThree The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?]]
-->'''Spoony:''' '''[[SanitySlippage AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH]]'''
* {{Foil}}: Noah's brother Miles, who's considerably calmer than his brother.
* FollowTheLeader: Subverted in real life. He had intended to start a Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 style show (which explains his blue robot pal Burton) but couldn't get it together with his friends so he started this show with the AV equipment he'd already bought. He does eventually get to live out his original dream with his own Rifftrax offerings.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He ended his review of Strike Commando with the claim he was going to find an "American Reb Brown movie, made by Americans...in America!" Two months later he reviewed the two Captain America movies, the second of which ended with an appearance from [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries The Gatekeither]].
** His Clones of Bruce Lee review ended with the Spoony Bum inviting Noah and Dr. Insano to play boardgames with him. Among the stack of games he holds up is Nightmare, which Spoony reviewed for Halloween a few months later.
** [[https://twitter.com/#!/OreoAntwiler/status/198248727151001601 He's doing it]] [[https://twitter.com/#!/OreoAntwiler/status/198249728029372417 in his dogs twitter]] [[https://twitter.com/#!/OreoAntwiler/status/198250357938327552 now.]]
** '''Spoony as Lord British:''' "My second biggest fear is eating a loaf of bread laced with rat poison... but that seems unlikely to pass." Avatar!Spoony tricks Lord British into eating said loaf in Ultima 9.
* ForTheEvulz: [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan's]] motivation, according to Noah.
* ForcedMeme: We'll need a lot more hemp before we're through.
** You're in my way, sir.
*** [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny NOT TO BE STANDING IN WAY FOR COMRADES MAKING ENTRANCE]]
** [[{{Ultima}} Deadly grass]].
** "You okay, lady?"
* ForeignQueasine: The food tasting segments with Spoony and April. While April is fine with most of the Japanese foods, Spoony isn't, though he winds up enjoying some more than he expected (for instance, he hates kiwi the fruit, but liked the kiwi candy).
* FreezeFrameBonus: In his FinalFantasyVIII review, after gaining control of two brother minotaurs who fight as a team, if you watch the background you can see that he names them [[TheDudleyBoys Dudleyz]].
* FreudianSlip: In [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/5140396720001024 this]] tweet.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: Goes into one when Lulu and her "female advantages" are introduced in ''FFX''
-->''Tits jugs Lulu--I mean, it's just Lulu, the Boob Mage-- Black Mage! *{{beat}}* Sorry, I'm just pretty funbags-- flustered!''
** And again in Part 3 of the ''FFX-2'' review when Leblanc offers to help the Gullwings.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the new awesome animated Intro, you can see a few things on the shelves with references to various games and movies he's reviewed, such as "[[SWAT4 You're In My Spot, Sir]]," "[[{{Ripper}} Unfucking Believable]]", and "Spooning With Spoony Volume 19".
** He inserted [[Literature/WheresWally Wally]] into the crowd of the concert scene in ''Final Fantasy X-2''.
* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* FromBadToWorse: At the end of his Power Rangers review, he says Sega CD games couldn't possibly get any worse. The preview for the next review that follows proves him wrong. Big time.
** The same thing happened after his review of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', despite his initially claiming it to be the worst sequel (if not the worst movie) of all time. He subsequently found ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' to be arguably worse in certain areas; while the story isn't as bad, the direction and editing might actually be even more incompetent than the second film's. Finally, he declares ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'' to be vastly, unimaginably worse than ''The Quickening''.
** Later does the same thing when beginning his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' Review. He holds up a copy of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' and growls out "I'm Sorry." Every fan seeing that video for the first time immediately had an OhCrap moment.
** For once, inverted in his review of the VCR golf games. Despite initially seeming to GoMadFromTheRevelation that there were at least two different golf games floating around, he ultimately judged the second one to be much better than the first (if still kind of crappy overall), since it was short, self-explanatory and had the advantage of not requiring the player to own a putter and golf balls.
* FunetikAksent: His description of the ''Nightmare'' review refers to the "blagoh," or "black hole" in the Gatekeeper's Cockney accent.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Spoony himself was busy talking about ''Film/TronLegacy'', the wallpapers on his computer desktop kept flipping from one to the next...including, at one point, a wallpaper fashioned after the big romance scene from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
** He acknowledged the ''FFX'' wallpaper in an episode of ''Wrestle! Wrestle!'', saying 1) "It's called '{{Irony}}', people! IRONY!", 2) He needed a wallpaper that could fit a dual-monitor setup, and 3) Saying that it's pretty and he's never denied that the art for ''X'' and ''X-2'' was pretty.
** His posters on the walls of his room often have something to do with the movie he's reviewing (such as the Beastmaster posters when he reviewed those movies). For his "Cinema Snob Impersonation" video review of ''Zombie 5'', he had a poster of ''Caligula'', Brad Jones' favorite movie.
** During Spoony's [[INeedAFreakingDrink booze-fueled]] Vlog of [[{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn Part 1]], his dog is running around on the sofa behind him, picking up objects in its mouth, and occasionally trying to drink Spoony's rum.
*** Oreo tends to do this a lot, in both vlogs and reviews. Which is a good thing, since she doesn't ruin takes, she enhances them.
*** In more than one vlog and review, Oreo has squeaked a toy when Spoony and Miles have asked a question about the film, almost as if in response. It's both adorable and downright ''hilarious!''
* FurryConfusion: He brings up the classic case of this during his ''KingdomHearts'' livestream:
--> '''Spoony:''' Wait...if Goofy's a dog and Pluto's a dog...how come Goofy's sentient and Pluto isn't?
* GagNose: Noah is known to make fun of his nose, including referring to it as a "Jew Nose" when he sees the shadow it casts during one commentary with Bennett, who compares it to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Minas Morgul]].
* GagSub: The onscreen lyrics to the music which plays during [[Film/TheBeastmaster Dar's]] "[[YouKilledMyFather Seeking for Revenge]] [[TrainingMontage Montage]]" (also serves as a CallBack to ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture''):
-->And his pee like a flower!\\
If you been travel, he'll be there to fly the bat\\
Winning saaaaand!
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Discussed in the ''VideoGame/MinorityReportEverybodyRuns'' video game. He questions why the Precogs couldn't call all the people trying to kill you to prevent you from stopping the first guy from killing his victim. Not to mention all the people that you kill to get to that guy, and all the cops you kill to prove your innocence.
* {{Gaydar}}: Dr. Insano has one in the ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster 2]]'' review. The CampGay store clerk is so flaming that it overloads. He never actually explains why he would need one.
** [[ForScience For SCIENCE, of course!]]
** It turns up again in Spoony's review of "Viking Bikers from Hell", the ''Series/MiamiVice'' episode starring Reb Brown, when Spoony expresses glee over Reb's ShirtlessScene.
* GenderBender: The [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Gatekeither]] takes Spoony's wiener and turns him into a ValleyGirl for the Party Mania review. This also applies to Linkara and Benzaie. (The review takes place on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-982]], which apparently is a BizarroUniverse when it comes to gender.)
** He explains in the commentary that Earth-982 is the closest to having perfectly swapped gender roles.
* GenreSavvy: In regards to SurvivalHorror, as his VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition Let's Play demonstrates.
** He also decided to install [[NoKillLikeOverkill antipersonnel mines]] in front of the door to his room because the villain du jour, usually of some game, keeps bursting in... [[RuleOfFunny for some reason.]]
** He and Linkara [[OhCrap learn the hard way]] that Kristanna Loken is actually very perceptive when it comes to interviewers trying to humiliate her for her role in Bloodrayne.
* TheGhost: Dr. Insano's nurse.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Played for laughs in the second part of his review of ''Night Claws''. After Spoony complains about the fact that [[spoiler:Reb Brown's character is suddenly killed by the female lead with five minutes of the film remaining, then a previously unmentioned character played by Frank Stallone suddenly appears and takes over the storyline]], something suddenly blows him up, and then [[VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly Bayou Billy]] appears, complaining about the unfair review that Spoony gave his game.[[note]]For reference, ''The Adventures of Bayou Billy'' was Spoony's first-ever video review, posted almost exactly six years before his review of ''Night Claws''[[/note]]
* GiftedlyBad: Spoony presents actor Reb Brown and director Bruno Mattei as examples of this. Also Creator/UweBoll to some extent, but only in his movie commentaries rather than the movies themselves.
* AGodAmI: Terl claims godhood due to his amazing ability to [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway instinctively know how high above sea level any location is, without help.]]
* GoKartingWithBowser: Spoony allows Dr. Insano to join him in reviewing ''The Clones of Bruce Lee'', despite the fact that Insano [[spoiler:hired Squall to kill him in the previous episode]]. They even live together now.
-->'''Spoony':''' "I told you if you are going to live here you have to stop killing people, ''especially me!''"
* GrandFinale: After spending several years ripping the game to pieces, Spoony brings his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review to a close with [[spoiler: Dr.Insano turning on him and attempting a HostileShowTakeover by sending Squall to kill him. Squall succeeds in mortally wounding him, but then Burton self destructs, killing him, Squall, Spoony, and destroying Spoony's entire house in a fiery explosion. Of course after the credits roll, Linkara recovers what's left of Spoony and states that he will bring him back to life. Which he does.]] Bonus points for that sequence originally being planned as a possible ending for the whole show given his major camera and website problems at the time. Everything ended up working out, so instead it just acts as a sendoff to the bedroom where he filmed the show until then, as he was finally moving out of his parents' house.
** Another one may be coming in the ''Ultima IX'' review, especially since he revealed at the end of ''Ultima VIII'' that the entire point of the full series retrospective was to set up the review of the final game and just how much it betrayed all the games before it.
*** It wasn't. [[spoiler: Turns out The Guardian showed up to attempt to save Spoony from something horrible coming, and then Spoony Sephiroth hands him a copy of VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII]]
* GrievousBottleyHarm: The Avatar attempts this on Lord British in "[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2013/12/06/o-british-art-thou O British, Where Art Thou]]?" but seeing as British is NighInvulnerable it just bounces off with a harmless "ping".
* GuideDangIt: Spoony's main complaint about ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. Mostly because most of the spells require you to, as he put it, learn a new language and that the bosses have exactly one way to beat them. To find both of these out you either A) Learn through trial and error (not recommended unless you have too much sanity) or B) look it up online. Note that despite that he still feels it's a good game.
** There's also quite a bit of this during Ripper as well.
** He rants about this in ''Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress'', you have to find certain items in order to progress through the game, but the game itself literally makes no mention that you need these items, what they do in particular, or that one particular ring that is needed to slip through force fields can only be purchased once you have the blessing from some guy, and you have to find some old man living under a tree and have to pay him 500 gold to obtain it. This game was created in 1982, long before anyone had the internet to look things up. How the hell could anyone figure these out?
** ''Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge'' most definitely.
* HairOfTheDog: In his crossover review of the ''Garzey's Wing'' anime with Bennett The Sage, Spoony intentionally kills himself by inducing a stroke 1 minute into the OVA. 30 seconds later he's brought back to life.
-->'''Spoony:''' ''"WAS THAT SO STUPID THAT IT BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE!??"''
-->'''Sage:''' ''"Hair of the dog that bit ya."
* HatShop: One character in ''Mazes and Monsters'' is wearing a different hat in every scene of the movie for absolutely no explained reason. Spoony calls this out and [[RunningGag decides to do the same for the rest of the review]] until he eventually runs out.
** At one point he wears boxer shorts on his head.
* HamToHamCombat: Spoontock vs. Angry Joe.
* HeadDesk: Has one during his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review when Rikku tells Tidus not to say he's from Zanarkand because it upsets people, only for Tidus to tell the Besaid Aurochs he's from Zanarkand FOUR MINUTES LATER.
* HelloInsertNameHere:
** During his review of Final Fantasy VIII he chose to rename Squall into "Emo Git", Rinoa into "A Whore" and her dog into "Anal". The latter two resulted in such dialogue in "A Whore's Limit Break uses Anal" and "Anal Cannon/Reversal", and eventually led into jokes about Rinoa being Seifer's sloppy seconds (with visual aid from a certain doujinshi), though he did admit it was a bit of an unfair label, but far too amusing not to go for.
** For Final Fantasy X, he renamed Tidus "Meg Ryan" for his haircut.
* HellHotel: The hotel he, Jew Wario and Angry Joe stayed at while going to E3 was ''hilariously'' bad, and we got to hear about it. It is probably the only hotel you'll hear about where the air conditioning controls are in an unscrewed, dangling panel hidden behind the TV.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Spoony is [[{{In-Universe}} guilty of doing this]] himself; he yelled at the Podcast/RiffTrax guys over on twitter for doing a Riff of ''Film/{{Highlander}}''. Although it was done jokingly on his part; when he realized that the Rifftrax guys didn't treat it as a pretend feud, but thought he trolled in earnest, he immediately stopped and apologized.
* HeroicBSOD: Spoony's reaction to [[spoiler:Creator/RebBrown's unceremonious death]] in ''Night Claws'' is to look around in bewildered horror and, instead of reviewing the rest of the movie, slowly slink away in silence. [[DownerEnding Roll credits.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
-->"You FOOL! No, wait... ME FOOL!"
* HurricaneOfPuns: In the ''Dragon Strike'' review, after a tree comes to life and attacks the elf. Eventually he apologizes and says he'll stop.
** In his persona as "Leslie Striker," during his mini-review of ''Phase IV'', a movie about superintelligent ants, he makes just about every ant pun out there.
** His {{Twitter}} is rife with these.
* HypocrisyNod: In his review of ''Cage 2'', Spoony trashes the randomness of the climax, in which the little old FBI agent whips out a rocket launcher and uses it to shoot down the villain's helicopter. He asks "Who writes a story where an old guy just spontaneously whips out a bazooka?!" Instantly we get a still from the ''{{Ultima}}'' retrospective, showing Spoony as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] with a grenade launcher. "Oh, shut up."
** In his commentary for ''Film/TheBeastmaster 2'', Spoony points out that he made a ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' joke in the review, which came out a week after a vlog where he said ''Portal'' jokes were completely played out. He then adds "Haven't you noticed yet that I'm a complete raving lunatic and hypocrite? Because you should."
** Later on, he lambasted Creator/{{Nintendo}} for cashing in by re-releasing ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' on the [=3DS=], and then immediately turned tail to gush about the upcoming ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Snake Eater]]'' remake on the same system, calling himself out yet again.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** "I knew grown men who admitted to openly weeping at [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame the bit where Aeris dies in ''FFVII''.]] What a bunch of pussies." * Cut to a FlashBack of him in 1994, shedding ManlyTears over the opera scene in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''*
*** And later on he starts tearing up every time he mentions Aeris' death.
** "A robot puppet? How lame is that?"
** When his teammates in ''Swat 4'' throw flashbangs in such a way that it blinds ''him'', he yells "YOU FOOL!" A couple of times, he blinded ''himself'' with poorly thrown flashbangs, although he made sure to yell "YOU FOOL!" at himself.
** Furthermore, he calls everyone who likes "Eyes on Me" a complete pussy, and ends his Final Fantasy VIII review with a music video tribute of the cast set to the song. He says in the creator commentary "I call you all pussies then subject you to the pussy song. So yeah you're all pussies, you know what, I am too".
** In Part 1 of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review, Spoony criticizes the sexualization of underage characters like the 15-year-old Rikku... then starts drooling over a picture of a Rikku [[{{Cosplay}} cosplayer]]. Also a two-in-one, since he's critical of cosplayers as well.
*** [[HilariousInHindsight Three-to-one: He cosplayed as Tidus during the last part of his]] VideoGame/FinalFantasyX [[HilariousInHindsight review.]] Then again, he cosplays as a lot of characters for these videos...
** Almost immediately afterward, he scoffs at the Al Bhed's characteristic spiraled irises. Cue Insano.
** Also, after going on about how Seymour Guado can't possibly be taken seriously due to his stupid hair and clothes, he becomes quite shaken at Seymour's summoning of Anima at the Blitzball Stadium.
-->"Praise be to Yevon!"
** In his review of ''Dungeonmaster'', Doctor Insano becomes angry at the NewPowersAsThePlotDemands offered by the hero's computer, comparing it to if Doctor Insano himself was able to shoot lightning out of his hand screaming "SCIENCE!" (Which Insano does. Frequently).
** Contrasting Anderton's insistence at being innocent with all the [[HeroAntagonist police officers trying to do]] [[PunchClockHero their jobs]] whom he throws off the sides of buildings.
** In his Ultima 7 Part 1 review, he points out that Chuckles cheated while playing The Game in the previous episode.
-->"What asshole wrote his jokes, anyway?"
** In his written review of ''Film/AlienResurrection'' he briefly goes on a rant against Creator/JossWhedon claiming that he won't tolerate creator worship... and then promptly gushes about how wonderful Creator/JMichaelStraczynski is like a fanboy.
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* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: While reviewing ''Strike Commando'', he points out one scene that is a blatant ripoff of a scene from ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''. [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 "Can't we get... beyond Thunderdome?"]] Followed by celebrating his success at working the line into a review.
** He does it a second time, in his review of ''The Howling 2''. Afterwards, he throws up his arms and goes "WHOO!"
*** He does it for the third time as Dr. Insano towards the end of the ''Dungeonmaster'' review.
*** His review of "Cage" brings the count to four, complete with celebratory dance.
*** The joke appears again in the review of ''TheRingTerrorsRealm.
* IAmTheTrope: Arises from a hypothetical debate between a LawfulGood player and a trigger-happy pragmatic player.
-->[gallant voice] "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim He must face justice!]]"\\
[gravely voice] I '''am''' justice. ('''SPLORCH''')
* ImplacableMan: Squall who just. Wont. DIE!
* IncendiaryExponent: '''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment FIRE APES ON FIRE.]]'''
* IncomingHam: The Gatekeeper in Nightmare. When he even begins to speak, a loud thunder sound is played.
* IncompetenceInc: How he describes SquareEnix and their business model when it comes to FinalFantasy, specifically not releasing FinalFantasyVII HD, which he describes as "printing money", and instead pushing their less popular later games and failed MMO's. In a panel at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlrPDr8okj8 Animecon X 2013, he had a full-on existential crisis about it]].
* IndestructibleEdible: According to Spoony's story [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/10/24/counter-monkey-the-toilet-pizza/ The Toilet Pizza]] a pizza from Peter Piper's Pizza does not mold or decay instead just hardening into a pizza shaped slab of plastic.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: What Spoony says after a good 40 minute rant on The Slammies.
-->'''Spoony''': "I'm gonna go drink heavily now. And I may never stop."
** Happens quite literally in his [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/11/19/vlog-11-19-11-breaking-dawn/ v-log]] for the ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]'' film; Noah admits that he doesn't normally drink though he does keep alcohol on hand for guests, but the film was so terrible that he decided to get drunk.
** During his review of ''TekkenBloodVengeance,'' he starts a drinking game for any scene where you need to be a Tekken fan to understand what's going on[[note]]The director had specifically said that he intended the movie to be understandable to those who had never played the game. Spoony took it as a challenge.[[/note]], which is one shot, and ''two'' shots if being a Tekken fan makes what's going on ''more'' confusing. He says this holding a shot glass and a bottle Captain Morgan. The first scene has Xiaoyu riding Panda to school -- and he starts drinking directly from the bottle.
* {{Infomercial}}: In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review, Dr. Insano has one to advertise his new anti-magic field generator. Gets a CallBack in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review where he introduces the newest model...only to trail off as [[RantInducingSlight Wakka destroys it with a Blitzball]].
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: In a crossover with BennettTheSage:
-->'''Bennett''': "For Lars?"\\
'''Spoony''': "For Lars.'''
* InsultToRocks: He compares the writing in Final Fantasy XIII unfavorably to ''porn'', ''Doom: Reprecussions of Evil,'', and ''Cave paintings.''
* InsistentTerminology: "[[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness The council of shadowy people who sit in poorly-lit rooms]] [[Film/TheAvengers who secretly run the world]]".
** He always refers to the third Transformers movie as ''Transformers: Bark at the Moon.'' Never anything else.
* IronicEcho: In the mission 12 LP of SWAT 4. The debriefing mentions that Lieutenant Spoony has been placed on medical leave for foot injuries sustained during the mission, an echo of and poke at Spoony injuring himself (Jones fracture in his foot) during the fund drive for That Guy With The Glasses.
** Black Lantern Spoony also breaks his foot literally kicking Linkara's ass when he presses one of his Berserk Buttons.
* ItIsPronouncedTropay: Spoony mocks Dave Thomas' pronunciation of fresh and fashion.
-->"We have the fray-shest old fay-shioned hamburgers!"
* ItsPersonal: Spoony has mentioned several times that he prefers to review games and films that he has a personal connection with - in particular, ''awful'' games and films that he still feels burned that he wasted money on.
* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: After reading the synopsis of ''SamuraiZombieNation'', declares it to have the "Best. Plot. EVER!"
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: [[{{In-universe}} Noah takes this position]] with regards to certain long running franchises such as ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. Whether or not he's right is beyond the scope of this article.
* IWantMyJetpack: His reaction when ''Captain Z-Ro'' shows a man on a hovering platform and calls it "the latest development in powered flight".
** Spoony also plays with the trope and related ones like ItWillNeverCatchOn: he tends to compare predictions of future technology from works made in the past to how technology actually has moved on. The best examples of this are in ''{{Ripper}}'' where he mocks the UnusualUserInterface of the future internet and compares the character's communication gadget to the iPhone.
* JiveTurkey: [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/03/18/tse-riff-theater-gamecrazy-training-video/# comments The GameCrazy Training Video]] has a monopoly on this.
* JumpScare: Discussed (and used) in his ''ParanormalActivity 4'' review. Spoony ultimately discourages the use of jump scares, saying that they're not scary; they're startling. He [[DiscussedTrope discusses the trope further]] by saying that too many modern horror directors substitute jump scares in place of a real horrific atmosphere, and how they quickly become annoying, making you more scared of the movie itself rather than what's in the movie. He also refers to a JumpScare as "the equivalent of grabbing your ear and yelling into it". He admits, though, that a JumpScare [[TropesAreTools can be done well]] if a movie uses it only once or twice.
* KilledOffForReal: Spencer D. Bum at the start of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review's finale.
* KleptomaniacHero: In part 2 of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review, the first thing that comes to mind after Sin destroys Kilika village and leaves hundreds dead is to loot the bodies. Spoony figures Tidus wouldn't have a problem with it since he had no problem with stealing someone's potions from the ship just moments earlier.
** Lampshaded in Phantasmagoria: "What does it say about me as a person that my first instinct is to rifle through her desk for useful objects?"
* LamePunReaction: A RunningGag in his [=LPs=] is that he's forced to slap himself whenever he makes one a cheesy pun. He will occasionally makes an offensive pun instead and get booed by a large crowd.
** Happens all the time during the final part of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}''.
** When playing ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' the game has you take a picture of a broken coffee mug. When Spoony calls it a "mug shot", he laughs but notes a second later he just hit himself out of reflex.
** In the ''VideoGame/MinorityReportEverybodyRuns'' video game, after throwing an enemy boss to her death, he quips "[[PostMortemOneLiner Looks like you'e the one that got the shaft]]". And promptly [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets hit in the eye with a ping pong ball]].
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Makes a ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' reference, and then says "I just made a Betrayal At Krondor reference in Two-Thousand-and fucking-Eleven... I don't get out much..."
* LargeHam:
** Ultimate Spoony, Dr. Insano, and, most of all, Spoontok of the Klingon Empire.
** [[Film/BattlefieldEarth "While you were still learning to]] ''[[Film/BattlefieldEarth SPELL]]'' [[Film/BattlefieldEarth YOUR NAME..."]]
** Spoony as himself in ''{{Kickassia}}''. [[WorldOfHam He's in good company, though]].
** The GATEKEEPER will send your soul to the BLAGOH, MAGGOT!
** He taps into the hamminess of the Dragonstrike narrator when he reads the Pumpkinhead manual.
* LessEmbarrassingTerm: From the Final Fantasy VIII finale,
-->Insano: "It's called the Time Compressor! It condenses Time as the world perceives it into an incredibly condensed period!"
-->Spoony: "Wow, a time compressor, it...kind of looks like an XBox DVD Remote..."
-->Insano: "IT'S A TIME COMPRESSOR!"
* LethalChef: Spoony describes himself in his Hell'sKitchen the game review as this saying that he can't cook anything that requires anything more then a microwave and/or a can opener or he might burn down the whole house although it is unknown if this also applies to him in real life.
* LickedByTheDog: Happens with Dr. Insano after his attempt to create a world-eating monster out of cyboplasm [[{{Squick}} and his own splooge]] only produces a fluffy pink RidiculouslyCuteCritter.
* LikeAGodToMe: Says that [[{{Ultima}} Richard Garriot]] is "a god among nerds".
* LordBritishPostulate: As well as demonstrating the TropeNamer in his Ultima Retrospective, Spoony discusses the trope in his Counter Monkey series when he unwisely gave Darth Vader a cameo in a Star Wars RPG and the adventurers promptly derailed the campaign out of obsession with trying to kill Vader.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: It's been hinted that Spoony is currently stuck in one by Sephiroth, to prevent him from reviewing ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and stopping the evil red meteor set to hit the earth. Every time he starts thinking about this game, the review glitches out and makes him happy to review something else instead.]]
* LoveItOrHateIt: [[{{In-Universe}} He describes]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' as this right off the bat during its review. While some of his fans love it, Spoony... doesn't.
* LyricalDissonance: The theme song, ''"Break Me"'' by The Irresponsibles. While being a rousing piece of CrowningMusicOfAwesome, it has rather dark lyrics you might notice on first hearing it. Lampshaded by Spoony in a commentary where he said he loved the song but it was "basically implying that I'm a girl who likes to be domestically abused."
** On the other hand, he ''is'' a guy who likes to be abused by bad movies and video games, so it's a bit of an apt metaphor.
** Further lampshaded by the end of ''VideoGame/MinorityReportEverybodyRuns'', which features a cover of "Break Me" with the same lyrics but a much darker tone.
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[[folder:M-P]]
* MadScientist: Dr. Insano. He'll rule the world '''with science!!!''' And also winning the 2008 Presidential Election with running mate FuManchu.
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Adorable Son]]: Son of Insano. He hasn't actually betrayed his father but he's so gosh-darned cute and full of love it's hard to think he'd do anything actually evil.
* MagicVersusScience: Parodied in reference to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' AssPull "anti-magic field", with a projector for such a thing being sold in a home shopping channel-type segment by Dr. Insano. Without any fuel. A similar gag re-appears in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review, with Dr. Insano selling an anti-magic negator...and being completely astounded when it turns out you can take it out with a Blitzball.
** Said anti-magic generator is brought up in an episode of WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall, when Linkara asks Dr. Insano if he sold any recently, Insano responds "I haven't sold one in months, ever since they figured out it's defect against Blitzballs."
* ManiacMonkeys: The "[[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater Rage]] Monkeys" that Spoony's so obsessed with in {{Ripper}}.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/hitman/ As noted]] by Spoony in his written review, Agent 47's "relationship" with Olga Kurylenko's character in the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie strongly comes across as this. He drives across Russia while she's stuffed in his car trunk with a dead body, constantly threatens to torture and murder her, and drags her out of a restaurant by her hair. She becomes strangely attracted to him, very overtly tries to seduce him several times, and continues to accompany him when she has several opportunities to make a run for it. Being [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]] 47 ignores her sexual advances, but does eventually show some degree of protection for her.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Spoony's take on the changes to Yuna between VideoGame/FinalFantasyX and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]].
-->'''Spoony:''' Quite a long way from the traditional kimono she wore before, and her previous characterization as a kind, demure, religious care-giver with a tragic fate. But is this huge change in outfit and characterization because of the radical cultural shift in Spira because of the exposure of Yevon as a maniacal, genocidal cult run by the undead bent on world domination... or just because japanese perverts want to see some cleavage and her cute ass in boy's shorts? Good question... The answer is "Yes".
* MemeticMutation: His cry of "BETRAYAL!!!" has taken on a life of its own after being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in his review of UltimaIX to count the number of plot holes and inconsistencies in the game. The word is also in an exclamation bubble and font style much like the PhoenixWright OBJECTION! bubble.
* MidReviewSketchShow: Spoony tends to include vaguely related comedy skits with his reviews from time to time, the most elaborate of which by far were the "Predaborg" skits filmed by Ed Glaser of Dark Maze Studios, as a comedic pastiche of the film Spoony was reviewing, ''Robowar''. His skits tend to receive a mixed reaction, with some fans being exceedingly upset by how characters like Dr. Insano hog up so much screen time from his reviews, and others asking for more comedy (Chuckles the Jester's appearance in a recent video seems to be directly inspired by the latter group).
* MindScrew: The "Madness of Roland" video.
** The [[spoiler: items on Spoony's bookshelf moving and changing around]] during ''GameOverControlAltDeath''.
** The weird reality distortions in his ''TheRingTerrorsRealm'' review, where we have sudden static screens switching between multiple Spoonys reviewing different things, and a clip of the world getting destroyed by a meteor.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: Although she isn't missing, Spoony has a point that Reb Brown in ''Mercenary Fighters'' just looks on with a slight hint of disapproval as a dozen African women are lined up and mowed down, but when the ScaryBlackMan is putting his hands on that one white woman? Oh, now it's on!
* MonsterClown: Insano-as-[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] in his VideoGame/FinalFantasyX review.
** Averted with Chuckles, who claims he's not a clown because "clowns get paid."
* MoodWhiplash: Fairly common and really spooky in how fast it happens because one moment you go from "Spoony" (the character) hilariously ranting to Noah's actual feelings (normally livid or depressed) on the matter.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Doctor Insano, natch.
* MostAnnoyingSound: "You're in my way sir." [[invoked]]
** Tidus in general, Tidus' forced laugh more specifically.
** The Geico WEEE pig drives him into a murderous rage.
* [[{{MysteryScienceTheater3000}} MSTing]]: Spoony's weapon of choice. To wit:
-->'''Spoony''': "When you give someone a lamp with the devil in it you don't go, "Oh, this lamp is a little dangerous". You say, "Here's a lamp AND IT HAS THE DEVIL IN IT!" I mean what kind of weird shit was Headmaster Cid into?"
* MultipleChoicePast: Is Dr. Insano an incarnation of Spoony trapped in a StableTimeLoop? Is he a high school loser named Alfonse Plumbottom (or Wayne Schlumper?) who had an unrequited crush on Spoony? Was he a woman (or a robot) until Linkara punched a hole in the fabric of the multiverse? Is he [[Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening an immortal from the planet Zeist?]] Is ''Spoony'' the future incarnation of Insano? [[{{Kickassia}} Is Insano Spoony's "Mr. Hyde"-style alter ego?]] Was he all of the above because Linkara punched reality (Linkara only remembering the "transformed Insano" for some reason)? Word of Spoon is that "the origins of Dr. Insano are shrouded in mystery".
** Noah drops the trope name in the audio commentary for ''{{Kickassia}}''. He also remarks that it's kind of impressive that he has fans dedicated enough to try and sort out the various "continuities" of Insano.
-->Spoony: "There is no continuity, there is only Insano."
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** When Terl claims godhood due to his amazing ability to [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway inherently know how high above sea level any location in the world sits,]] Spoony is in ''enraptured awe'' of this skill.
-->Scientology ''is'' the one true religion!
** Which parodies the fact that the Film/WingCommander movie presents pretty much the same situation, although it's somewhat more practical, if it wasn't for the fact every ship computer can do the same, anyway.
** At first Spoony thought the floors were the worst enemy in ''UltimaIII''. But then fans alerted him to the fact that you can be attacked by '''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou grass]]''' outside the FinalDungeon. In response, he set up a contest for fans to make videos of themselves battling the green menace for a chance to win prizes like autographed pictures and T-shirts.
** In his LetsPlay of ''Phantasmagoria 2'', whenever the game dwells on the protagonist's banal mundane affairs for long periods and fails to live up to its horror theme ([[RunningGag which is often]]), Spoony yells "PHANTASMAGORIA! A PUZZLE OF THE FLESH!"
*** A similar joke in ''TekkenBloodVengeance'', where he yells the title dramatically in response to the film focusing on the mundane affairs of Xiaoyu and Alisa.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: In his livestream of the DOS game ''Castles'', the game keeps giving him moral choices (such as whether to support an exiled rebel claimant to another throne) with the third option always being "...or HAVE HIM MURDERED!" This rapidly becomes a RunningGag.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In one of his Vlogs, Spoony describes the movie ''2012'' as having "a fantastic cast of really well known actors... and Amanda Peet."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Likes to lampshade this when he comes across it in media. And of course there's Dr Insano in his second appearance calling the voters idiots for voting for someone called "Dr Insano".
* {{Narm}}: {{In-universe}}.
** After a while of listening to a middle-aged white woman trying to use gangsta-speak in his MST of the Game Crazy training video, Spoony's reduced to just laughing into the mike.
** "Tell me... about Disneyland..."
* NegativeContinuity: Don't try to rack your brain over Insano's origins, Spoony's clones and wherever the hell Black Lantern Spoony fits into all of this. Clearly, [[GenreSavvy as a fan of the show]], he has the MST3KMantra in mind.
** Won't keep us from [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/cr/ff/27514-dr-insano trying.]]
** Spoony himself has said "I find it funny people are trying to figure out the continuity at work in this vid. You know what, there ''is'' no continuity, there is only Insano."
* NightmareFace: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spoony_face.png The end of the Madness of Roland review.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
** About ''UltimaI'':
-->"Richard Garriot's tabletop ''DungeonsAndDragons'' game must have been just about the most glorious thing in human history. This game takes ''D&D'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''StarWars'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' among many other things, throws them in a blender and hits the puree switch. And ''my god is it beautiful''. This guy is a god of nerds."
** [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/12/31/final-fantasy-xiii-part-2/ Stereotypically-Drunk Mexican Cyborg Early 90's Otaku Kid]]
* NoDeadBodyPoops: Subverted in the ''Ultima VI'' review, where as revenge for Lord British being asleep and not waking up even when Spoony/The Avatar is dying from poison and needs healing, Spoony decides that as payback he'll die on Lord British's throne so that he'll wake up and find it covered in his voided bowels.
* NoEnding: The ''DirtyHarry'' [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames game]] would simply cut to a password screen upon completion of a level. Spoony would reproduce this shortly after in the review ''itself'', abruptly cutting to black just as Spoony would about to tell what would happen in the second level. [[ShoutOut Plus]], there was the exact same song as [[Series/TheSopranos with certain more infamous instance of this trope]] playing in the background.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Lampshaded in Grass Battle winner #1, "Norwegian Grass":
-->'''Fabian:''' You have to get to the source, the big grass monster. If you kill the source, all the grass will die. Haven't you seen ''TheFaculty''?
-->'''Protagonist:''' Of course. Isn't it a bit illogical?
-->'''Fabian:''' Ehm, no. It should work, I think.
* NostalgiaFilter: Whenever Spoony talks about ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'', or the upcoming remake of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', he clearly prefers the originals. It can quickly go into subjective territory if you're not of the same gaming generation of him, or if you ''are'' and don't have a strongly positive opinion of the originals.
** He is often aware of this though, but it caused him an unpleasant surprise when his general enjoyment of ''Fallout 3'' (barring the endgame) made him go back and try the previous games, only to discover he just can't enjoy them like he used to.
* NoteToSelf: Insano's reaction to the nurses turning on the mad scientist in ''Clones of Bruce Lee'':
-->'''Dr.Insano:''' "Note to self: have my nurse destroyed."
* OffscreenInertia: In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review, Spoony apparently spent the ''entire'' two-month-long break between installments hammering the X button to farm potions from an infinitely deep chest. And he has the beard to prove it.
* OffTheShelfFX: The "Time Compressor" looks an awful lot like an X-Box remote control. Dr. Insano insists it's not one!
* OhCrap: In the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' review, [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] appears to actually save from Yuna. Spoony freaks out thinking he's next but it turns out that he likes his show and let him be. For the time being.]]
* OneSteveLimit: "Okay, any team with two Jeffs on it I automatically write off as a complete joke."
* OverlyLongGag: The entire 8 minute or so part 2 of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is Squall drawing 2 spells, to underline [[AccentuateTheNegative how maddening the game can be]].
--> *kick* You got a potion! *kick* You got a potion! *kick* You got a potion! *kick* You got a potion!
** From his ''Cage'' review, in a conversation between Lou Ferrigno's character and two guys trying to get him to fight in a cage match:
---> "I like wrestling!" *happy reaction shots* "But I don't like fighting." *disappointed reaction shots* "But I like to wrestle!" *happy reaction shots* "But I don't like fighting" *disappointed reaction shots*
* OverusedCopycatCharacter: "An elf with two swords. Who's surprised?"
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead]]: [[spoiler:...but not if Linkara has anything to say about it.]]
** As he'd ended his VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII review in this way just in case he couldn't make any new reviews - something which seemed entirely possible at the time - this trope was almost an example of [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]].
* OutOfFocus: Burton the Robot. Still listed in the opening credits, still part of the title card, and still sitting in the background next to Spoony, but when was the last time he ever actually ''did'' anything?
** Ultima VI: "Burton! Death ray! Now!" And he delivered.
** Mostly justified because, although Burton was created to be a sort of MST3K style puppet, the 'bot is still horribly fragile and difficult to work with, making it not worth the effort to integrate into Spoony's videos in any real capacity.
** More recent videos have not just given more of a role to Burton but are suggesting something BIG and diabolical involving the RobotBuddy is coming...
* OutrunTheFireball: The ending of the ''Final Fantasy VIII'' review, which is just RuleOfCool. [[spoiler: Subverted given that the fireball outran ''him'' and annihilated him down to the lump of protoplasm Linkara found after the time lapse]].
* Overly-LongScream: You try not spending the entire scene doing this after finding yourself in a Spooning with Spoony video with BennettTheSage.
* OverusedRunningGag: Spoony has said he wants to avoid overusing Dr Insano to prevent him becoming one (though the character still seems pretty popular despite his frequent appearances) and also because doing the voice hurts his throat. However, he always manages to make these claims he's going to use Dr Insano less ''right before'' a review where Insano has a huge role, like the Ferris Bueller's Day Off review. One wonders if he's doing it on purpose.
** One might also consider the "beyond Thunderdome" jokes to be this, especially since the entire point of the original joke was that you don't get to use the joke very often
** Spoony has stated that many of his fans feel that his use of the fuse box counter, or counters in general, is this, however he continues to do it because it's a joke that he personally enjoys and he doesn't feel he got as much use out of it as he initially thought despite fan reactions toward the contrary.
* PetTheDog:
-->'''Dr. Insano:''' "You hear that, world? I love my pink, freakish, orb-shaped son!"
* PistolWhip: Spoony gets one from Creator/CriticalMarine in their joint review of ''Uncommon Valor''. Spoony pulls a pistol on Critical Marine, thinking he's been sent by [[BarackObama the President]] to confiscate all his guns; Critical Marine just snatches it from Spoony's hand and smacks him in the face with it.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yunalesca's]] "[[Music/{{Megadeth}} Mega Death]]" which caused the party to be "Rocked to Death".
* PragmaticAdaptation: Spoony says that, in his opinion, the live action ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' movie was this because it ditched the more outlandish elements of the ''Videogame/{{Tekken}}'' series like the robots and Devil Gene and just focused on the fighting.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "Well my friend, *readies anti-magic gun* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paladin that's]] a Paladin.".
* PrecisionFStrike: Despite being SirSwearsALot incarnate, he still manages to pull this off sometimes.
-->'''Spoony!Avatar:''' "I'm the god-damned Avatar!"
* PreciousPuppies: He has one now.
* PresidentEvil: Parodies the concept with President Dr. Insano following the lampshading of its occurence on Final Fantasy VII.
-->'''Dr.Insano''': "You actually voted for a guy named "Dr.Insano"! What the ''hell'' is wrong with you people?!?"
* PrisonRape: In Spoony's playthrough of the sixth ''VideoGame/SWAT4'' mission, one of the criminals is shot and writhing in agony on the floor. When he happens to get down on all fours, Spoony says that it'll be a useful position for him when he goes to prison.
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Says that would fill in a plot hole in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', and says seeing Snow White pumping iron would have been awesome to see.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: Spoofed in the ''{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' review when Curtis finds Therese sitting on his couch after she broke into his apartment.
* ProductPlacement: When Linkara brought Spoony back to life, he hardcoded the urge to shill for his book into Spoony's DNA.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Dr. Insano.[[note]]and Son[[/note]]
** And now Oreo as of the new credits, complete with launcher!
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Points out how in the ''VideoGame/MinorityReportEverybodyRuns'' video game, Anderton, in his quest to prove his innocence, goes on the largest killing spree in years and probably kills more cops than any other individual person in American history.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: When talking about ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', Spoony remarks that Samus never. Shuts. The Fuck. Up. ''Ever''.
* ThePurge: "And people ''like'' [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX this game]]! Ladies and gentlemen, I implore you; Find these people. Kill them. They're, like.. voters. '''Kill them all!'''
** Many people exclaimed DudeNotFunny with that joke, however, so in his commentary he apologized for it.
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* RageQuit:
** In the appropriately titled ''SWAT 4'' episode "I Die A Lot", Attempt #49 involves him shooting a suspect, then wheeling around on his squad and declaring "fuck you guys too!" and opening fire on them, resulting in a friendly fire kill in kind. The reason was that the suspect shot up one of his legs, and Spoony notes in the ending text screens that this makes the TimedMission part of the level impossible due to reduced movement speed.
** Gives up summarizing ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII's'' plot after the reveal that [[spoiler:the leader of Cocoon is a Fal'Cie, capable of speaking English in either form, and thus negating the previously central-to-the-plot idea that Fal'Cie can't communicate their wishes beyond a hazy vision.]] When some fans expressed concern that this meant Noah was ending the review permanently, he made a follow-up post saying that he ''would'' finish reviewing the whole game and Spoony's Rage Quit in the video was just illustrating that this was the point where he got fed up with the game in real life and gave up on it.
* TheRant: During the commentary for the Party Mania review, Noah pauses the video for a couple of minutes so he can try to address some of the backlash that it caused.
** A briefer example comes at the start of the ''TekkenBloodVengeance'', where he says that he's taken heat for liking the live action ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' and defends his opinion.
* RailRoading: He criticises ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''`s extreme use of this by effectively restricting the players to a linear route, which he describes as "The Hallway".
* ReadingsBlewUpTheScale
-->"The readings are into the GIGAQUEER RANGE!!" *Gaydar explodes*
** The ''[[Film/DOADeadOrAlive DOA]]'' movie exploding the Ass Counter.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** The entire reason for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'''s GrandFinale was that Noah was moving out of his parents' house and replacing his camera and didn't want to change things without explanation.
** As well as the plot of the Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge review. The original plot was to have him forced to play it by the Gatekeeper/Cleaner/Beekeeper in the blagoh. But after weeks of frustration decided to make the plot about all the trouble he had with it.
** Similarly, he was unable to get ''The Madness of Roland'' to run on his computer, so instead edited together a bunch of the video files extracted from the game to form a [[MindScrew trippy series of visuals]] reminiscent of ''Film/TheRing''.
** He's also made a few broken foot jokes ever since he broke his.
** He wrote in a sketch in his Skullduggery video to explain the appearance of his dog. She's appeared in the background of nearly all his videos since (and sometimes before).
** Referenced in his Kickassia commentary as well. Not concerning his role for a change, but LordKat's role had to be shortened severely due to injuries.
** More recently, Spoony tweeted that he might have to retire the Chuckles character because Oreo got into his costume closet and tore up the outfit (and the rubber chicken).
** With the death of the UltimateWarrior, Spoony is retiring his version of the character out of respect.
* RealityBreakingParadox: In his ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' review, the following sentence, from the back of the movie's VHS tape box, causes a paradox that breaks reality:
-->"Packed with [[{{Narm}} action]] and [[SpecialEffectsFailure visual effects]], HIGHLANDER 2: THE QUICKENING [[BlatantLies is the smartest sci-fi thriller since BLADE RUNNER.]]"
* RealityIsUnrealistic: In the commentary for his ''Highlander: The Source'' review, he notes that his fellow TGWTG reviewers didn't believe that the cover version of "Princes of the Universe" was something from the actual film -- they thought that Spoony was making fun of the ''montage'' that the cover plays over, and that he had found some crappy garage band's cover of the original Queen song and stuck it in the video for comedic effect.
** In his review of the MiamiVice episode "Viking Bikers From Hell", Reb Brown's character shoots Rico in the head just before a commercial break, and in the next scene it is revealed Rico is fine except for a concussion. While he admits that is actually possible in RealLife, he points out that it's weak from a storytelling standpoint.
* RealitySubtext: In his review of "Ultima Underworld 2," he snarls at a Headless invading the review at the end of the skit, "Don't you fucking test me, you headless hairball, not after the month I've had." This was shortly after his CreatorBreakdown in 2011.
** Also in the finale of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Dr Insano says the line "What were you expecting? The Ghost Busters?!". This line makes a lot more sense when you know that Spoony originally planned on having a huge finale with the Ghost Busters making an appearance. However, he couldn't get them to come, as they only really do charity events. This and the fact that he planned such a huge finale to begin with (instead of just focusing on reviewing the game) were fuel for his CreatorBreakdown.
** Part 2 of the ''UltimaIX'' review has [[BigBad the Guardian]] delivering a HannibalLecture to Spoony about how his fans only watch because they like seeing him suffer, and how he's been abandoned by his friends and co-workers. This not only recalls the number of "anti-fans" who {{troll}} Noah for laughs, but also comes close on the heels of his departure from Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
* RealSongThemeTune: "Break Me" by The Irresponsibles.
** On the rare occasions that Dr. Insano does a review by himself, the theme tune changes to "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Spoony's 'An Appeal For Manners' blog post explains to his fans how his fellow reviewers hate when he posts their videos on his site because a number of the comment posters on the site (as opposed to actual fans who like the show and support and encourage Spoony) tend to be jerkish trolls, which also prompted him to take down his acceptance speech video for winning a category in the Mashable Open Web Awards.
** In his infamous Final Fantasy VIII review:
-->* takes a breath* "So, where was I? Oh ya. * changes tone from annoyed to angry* Final Fantasy VIII sucks and [[FanHater You suck for liking it!]] It's a poorly written, [[FakeDifficulty badly designed]] [[AccentuateTheNegative piece of shit]], [[TheScrappy with annoying as fuck characters]], a pointless card collecting mini game [[ScrappyMechanic and the most needlessly complicated and micromanaged character-management-system ever devised for any game]]! [[MiniGame It's full of ridiculous metagame-concepts]], [[LevelGrinding boring levelgrinding activities]] and [[PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling tedious magic-collection-busywork]]! The plot makes no sense, [[ImprobableWeaponUser the weapons are ridiculous]] and the setting is strangely underpopulated and [[SchizoTech technologically wildly anachronistic]]. It's long, boring, it's stupid - and [[UnstoppableRage I hate it with the fiery intensity of a million Forman-grills]]!"
** And again for Kickassia.
** The Guardian delivers one to Spoony in Part II of the "Ultima IX" review, where he mocks Spoony, or more accurately the Avatar, for his loyalty to the Ultima series, saying Richard Garriot sold his kingdom to [[ElectronicArts powers for "far darker and more sinister than my own,]]" that his co-workers have abandoned him, and his fans only watch his videos to see him in pain, and that [[Anime/CowboyBebop only he can release Spoony from his cycle of pain.]]
* RecordNeedleScratch: After playing porn music to acompany Quistis in his first Final Fantasy VIII video, the camera will continue to cut to Spoony becoming more and more interested in Quistis until he is seen with a jar of lotion in his hand, and he sees the camera is on. Cue the scratch.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Especially his ''Phantasmagoria2'' LetsPlay, where much of the humour comes from the way he crams in a reference to a film/game/internet meme in practically every sentence.
* RewindReplayRepeat:
--> '''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar]]:''' What's a paladin?
--> '''Spoony:''' [[TranquilFury Show it again.]]
--> '''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar]]:''' [[AsYouKnow What's a paladin?]]
--> '''Spoony:''' Again.
--> '''[[{{Ultima}} The Avatar]]:''' [[NaiveNewcomer What's a paladin?]]
--> '''Spoony:''' ''[[BerserkButton Again!]]''
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Son of Insano. "Riki-tee!"
* RobotBuddy: Burton, a Mystery Science Theater-style puppet, made of a dust bin and a handheld vacuum cleaner, who spends most of his time sitting behind Noah's chair and looking on silently. He is apparently triggered to self-destruct if Spoony is gravely injured or dies.
** Also has voice operated functions, such as DEATH RAY, which Spoony used on Chuckles the jester as he was threatening him to shove a DVD up his ass. However, Spoony still had to manually turn Burton's head towards its target.
** He created Burton because he originally wanted to do his own MST3K style show.
* RuleOfFunny:
** From the commentary on the final VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII video, about Dr. Insano's appearances: "It's kind of cute how people are trying to come up with some kind of continuity for all this. There's no continuity, there's only Insano."
** Linkara's commentary on the ''Warrior'' review notes a scene where Linkara gets a look at Dr. Insano without his goggles, which spawned all kinds of speculation due to him now knowing Insano was Spoony. He tells them all to not take it so seriously.
** Him turning back to normal after Insano's defeat.
-->'''Spoony''': "[[UnexplainedRecovery I got better]]".
*** This might be a result of an abandoned idea Doug mentioned where Spoony would play peacemaker (like Ask That Guy did in the Brawl), only to snatch the CommissarCap and reveal that it's still Insano, just disguised as Spoony.
* RuleThirtyFour: It exists, and Noah knows about it. He both makes fun and caters to the fans, just like the rest of the site.
* RunningGag: Now with [[RunningGag/TheSpoonyExperiment its own page]].
* SarcasmFailure: The 8-6-10 Wrestle! Wrestle! V-log. The serious kind.
** Even earlier, the 7-30-10 Wrestle! Wrestle! has him outright admitting that TNA portraying Eric Young as [[BlackComedy "comedically" brain-damaged]] has him too pissed off to be funny.
** Almost the ''entirety'' of his review of ''Highlander: The Source''. At one point he says that all he needs to do is show a clip from the movie and then show his increasingly appalled reaction shot, as the film's stupidity speaks for itself.
* SanitySlippage: It takes quite a bit before he can finish and articulate a complete setence after the Avatar inquires what the 'Codex of Ultimate Wisdom' is in {{Ultima}} 9.
-->'''Spoony:''' AAAAAHHHHHHHHH! The avatar has to [[{{Expospeak}} ask what the fucking Codex]].. No! No, it's, this... Do I even have to explain in how many ways.. I can't, I can't explain... It's the thesis of the whole... I can't, this is what I'm dealing with... [[IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes This is like the Pope asking what the fucking Bible is!]]
** It hits him again when he gets sent a copy of VCR Golf when he told people not to. He just gets his [[FinalFantasyVIII gunblade]] and heads off. Next time we see him, it's covered in blood. Then someone sends him a different vcr golf game.
* SarcasmMode: This one should be pretty self explanatory.
* {{Satan}}: In his review of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII, he ends up getting a lamp that has "TEH DEVIL" inside. Spoony is awesome enough to blind, beat and tame The Devil, though, so all is good.
* ScreamingAtSquick
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the Vlog review of ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/11/19/vlog-11-19-11-breaking-dawn/ Breaking Dawn]]'', his theory as to why the werewolves just leave when Jacob revealed he Imprinted on Renesmee is because they think this development is just so disturbing that they don't want anything more to do with it.
** Spoony does it himself in Part 4 of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review, having gotten so fed up with the story that he simply can't go on reviewing the game anymore (He later clarified that this was meant to illustrate that the part of the game that caused him to "quit" in the review was the same part that had caused him to quit playing the game in real life. He still fully intends to cover the rest of XIII and then review XIII-2).
** Does it again after a mere 20 minutes of playing the ''Final Fantasy XIV'' MMORPG, after being horribly squicked by being able to view the [[FanDisservice child-like Lalafell in their underwear]] during character creation, then discovering the game has no in-game vocalizations ''at all'', ''then'' having his first couple of quests being pointless busywork.
* ScrewYourself: Spoony complimenting Spuna as "the ''sexiest'' woman I have ever seen."
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' finale, Spoony proclaims that being able to sit through ''Eyes On Me'' in its entirety proves that the viewer is a pussy, and then proceeds to use the song in its entirety in the end credits.
* SelfDeprecation:
** In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' finale, he talks about how making you sit through the "Pussy Song", but then talks about spending a week matching it to the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' ending credits, and says that makes him a bigger pussy then the watcher.
** "You may not think having a cold is that debilitating, but you don't have a nose as big as mine!"
** "Who do you think is going to pick up [[DirtyDancing this game]], anyway... Other than retards who review games on the internet?!"
** Two in quick succession at the beginning of "''Final Fantasy XIII'' - Part 5":
-->'''Spoony:''' You know, if you want to destroy the world, I would not exactly put "Torment a loser Internet critic" near the top of my list-- Y'know what, fuck it. I'm talking to Sephiroth, who is [[ActingForTwo way uglier in real life]].
* SeriesFauxnale: Spoony's ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' finale, which he made not only to finish his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' series for good, but also to serve as his own grand finale because he was unsure if he would be able to make any more videos for a while. When [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] caught wind of this, he made an extra skit for the finale to serve as a SequelHook, where he recovers some of Spoony's genetic material with the intention of bringing him back to life... leading directly into the ''Clones Of Bruce Lee'' video, where Linkara creates a clone of Spoony.
* SeriousBusiness:
** He thinks ''Twilight'' is the worst cultural phenomenon of the last decade.
** He takes his ProfessionalWrestling very seriously and is the quintessential IWC Elitist Smark.
* {{Sexophone}}: In Spooning With Spoony.
* ShirtlessScene:
** Spoony, while being completely intoxicated on pain killers, drenched in sweat, and oozing just a little blood, does some sort of dance sequence in his underwear after reviewing the ET video game.
** He also goes shirtless for a moment in the game reviewing convention panel with [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] and Birdman.
* ShockJock: Spoony can be described as a shock jock for nerds. He's deliberately provocative in his professional and personal life, acting deliberately belligerent and obnoxious for effect. Yet he usually backs up his more controversial opinions with measured statements and succinct commentary, making him a little more thoughtful than others with that label.
* ShoutOut: The ending for his Ultima reviews mirrors the VideoGame/MassEffect3 ending, complete with appropriate colors for the choices he is given.
** The first part of his VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII review has a section that homages [[RedLetterMedia Harry S. Plinkett's signature style]]
* ShoutingShooter: When you give [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] an assault rifle.
* SincerityMode: In his 2011 v-log for the new "X-Com" game, he mentions the time during the last E3 where he shouted "BETRAYAL!" and assures us that he was not playing a character. This video has Spoony almost chillingly quiet, yet nonetheless brimming with repressed rage that his most favorite strategy game of all time has not received an update, but an InNameOnly first-person shooter.
** At the start of his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' review, he apologizes for the gay joke he made in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review[[note]]Giving the opening theme fake lyrics like "Sissy gay gay!"[[/note]], saying he's not sure why he ever thought it was either funny or acceptable.
** In the ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'' review, there's a part where Noah drops character and, in something resembling TranquilFury, explains that the ''Ultima'' series means a lot to him personally since it literally made him who he is today by introducing him to video games, [=RPGs=] and fantasy literature, as well as helping him form a meaningful relationship with his brother Miles despite a ten-year age difference. This is why he considers ''Ultima IX'' such a betrayal, and the moment where he angrily throws his game manuals and lorebooks across the room carries a lot of emotional weight behind it.
* SkywardScream: His scream of "BETRAYAL!" in E3 over the reboot of "X-Com".
** Repeated in E3 2011.
* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's]] CrazyAwesome: [[invoked]]
** His review of "YorTheHunterFromTheFuture" sums the movie up as this.
** He later clarifies this in his "Robowar" review as "Things don't have to be ''good'' to be ''awesome!''"
* SophomoreSlump: Discussed in his ''Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge'' review. In a vain attempt to understand the game, he decides to watch the two ''Pumpkinhead'' films that had been released when the game came out, and speaks very enthusiastically about the first movie, praising the visuals, creature effects and Creator/LanceHenriksen's performance in particular.[[invoked]]
-->'''Spoony:''' And then I watched the second movie. 'Cause I'm kind of an idiot that way.
* SoundtrackDissonance: During Part 2 of his VideoGame/FinalFantasyX review, he played "Ignition Remix" by R. Kelly during Yuna's sending ceremony. Because, he said, [[LampshadeHanging "Naturally I feel the urge to profane this most holy and solemn ritual with completely inappropriate music."]]
* SpaceCompression: His review of ''UltimaIX'' has him lampshade this, pointing out that the library of Britannia is about the size of a snow-cone stand and that he can circumnavigate the planet in five minutes. He apparently isn't aware that it's an AcceptableBreakFromReality, but he decides to ignore that [[RuleOfFunny so he could make fun of it]]].
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: '''"''[[BerserkButton Orbital wobble?!]]''"'''
* SpitTake: Turning into a RunningGag.
** Upon hearing that AJ in ''Mazes and Monsters'' wants to kill himself.
** When he hears that Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' seriously wants to marry the transparently evil Seymour.
** In ''Film/TheBeastmaster 2'' when he makes a joke about seeing one of the ''{{Sliders}}'' coming the other way through the portal to a parallel Earth... only to actually see Kari Wuhrer from ''Sliders'' go through it.
** In ''Lords of Magick'' when Michael lists off his abilities as being finding lost friends, exorcising ghosts, curing the plague, turning frogs into toads and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick restoring maidenheads]].
--->'''Spoony''': [spits] Oh man, [[LampshadeHanging I gotta stop drinking water during these clips]].
* StabTheSalad: Sephiroth popping in to say, ".......Love your work."
* StableTimeLoop: Dr. Insano is created through Spoony's desire to go back in time to erase the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise from existence. To do so, he creates his own time loop where instead of studying science for decades he sends a future version of himself back in time to give him all the knowledge he needs.
* StartOfDarkness:
** We belatedly learn ([[ContinuitySnarl one of]]) Dr. Insano's origins in his review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'': the result of a time paradox just like the game's.
** In the Party Mania review Insano is actually Wayne Schlumper, a teenage scientist who was rejected by a female version of Spoony. Distraught and driven to insanity over the fact she didn't go out with him and his brother, wasting his scientific efforts on a pair of carefully created dancing shoes and hair-gel, he became insane with grief and hinted he would create his own woman. In the commentary, Spoony points out that this is simply the Insano of the alternate dimension the review takes place in.
* StealthParody: Part 10 of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review is dedicated solely to "trashing" the original ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]'' and in doing so takes a bunch of potshots at himself and his caustic reviewing habits. It was so deadpan serious and over the top that Noah had to post a notice on the video that he was joking and he actually likes the game. Apparently few people noticed it was posted on [[AprilFoolsDay April 1, 2009]].
* StealthPun: During his ''Skullduggery'' review, while cosplaying as Simcoe The Magician, he conjures a dog from a pair of oreos. The dog was featured prominently in some of Spoony's videos before hand, and went by the name ''Oreo''.
* TheStoner: Though it's probably a joke, [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/21092980201 this tweet]] is interesting.
** For a given value, it might actually have been true. He was sick at the time and might have taken [[HealingPotion some pain meds]], thus "[[YesButWhatDoesZataproximetacineDO high]]."
* StockFootage: Has several bits he uses, most notably footage of a [[DudeNotFunny crowd booing at a political rally]] which he cuts to whenever he does a really dark joke.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Both he and Maffew of {{Botchamania}} feel that the only thing JohnCena [[NoSell sells]] [[MemeticMutation is merchandise]].
** ScrewAttack debuted a video series, ''DEATH BATTLE'', a few days after Spoony unveiled ''Deadliest Character'' at the 2010 TGWTG Donation Drive, with a similar concept to ''Deadliest Character''. In his commentary for ''Deadliest Character'', Spoony mentions [=ScrewAttack=]'s video & notes that whilst it's suspicious that their series debuted after his & was clearly put together quicker & with less effort than ''Deadliest Character'', he's going to put it down to this trope for the time being, rather than FollowTheLeader.
* StrangledByTheRedString: {{In-universe}}/ During his ''Eclipse'' v-log, he almost seems to be going insane trying to figure out why [[{{Twilight}} Bella and Edward]] are in love.
-->'''Spoony''': Give me one thing that they...mutually like. Give me one thing they do together. Okay, I'll make it simpler: give me one thing that Bella Swan likes ''at all''.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He expressed this same sentiment in the first part of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' review in regards to a Rikku cosplayer (which wasn't about gender so much as HypocriticalHumor in regards to her {{stripperiffic}} costume).
-->"Stupid sexy cosplayers."
* StupidStatementDanceMix Well, not a dance mix, but someone online took his BETRAYAL shout of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' FirstPersonShooter and turned it into a metal song.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt39TNCpRTg And it is AWESOME.]]
** SO awesome, in fact, that Spoony loved it and used an Ultima version of it as his intro for Ultima IX Part 2.
* StylisticSuck: According to Noah's commentary, the Dragonzord's sudden appearance in ''Deadliest Character'' was done to imitate ''DeadliestWarrior'''s habit of having a previously unmentioned factor come in out of nowhere and decide the fight, often in contradiction of the research team's earlier conclusions.
* SuckinessIsPainful: This is the point of his "Experience Bij" segments, "Bij" being Klingon for "punishment". In this particular case, Spoony shows off videos that are ''intensely'' annoying and dares the viewer to sit all the way through them.
** He's actually stated in several TNA reviews that he thinks Impact is so bad that it causes him ''actual'' physical pain. He even gives a small demonstration where watching the Knockouts proceeds to give him a headache.
* TakeThat:
** His whole Ultimate Warrior parody character, which is mostly a spoof of the man's spastic incoherency.
-->'''Ultimate Spoony:''' "[[MetalGearSolid2 I HEAR IT'S AMAZING WHEN THE FAMOUS PURPLE STUFFED WORM IN FLAP JAW SPACE WITH A TUNING FORK DOES A RAW BLINK ON HARA-KIRI ROCK, HOAK HOGAN! I NEED SCISSORS! SIXTY-OOOOOOOONNNNNEEEE!"]]
** In his LetsPlay of "VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition," he makes several jokes about how the game compares to ''HeavyRain''. This is probably a meta-reference to Benzaie's LetsPlay of the latter game.
-->"What, I can't see him take a shower? Minus two stars! I must see every single part of his daily morning routine!"
** His ''It Came From Beyond Midnight'' persona of Leslie Striker is an openly admitted TakeThat towards Wrestling/{{WWE}} Color Commentator, Matt Striker.
** In his ''[[DeadliestWarrior Deadliest Character]]'' sketch, the ending where [[spoiler: [[AssPull the Green Ranger and the Dragonzord come out of nowhere to help out]]]] was confirmed by Noah in his later commentary to be intended as a TakeThat at ''DeadliestWarrior'', specifically at their [[DanBrowned less-than-sound]] conclusions.
** The review of ''Mercenary Fighter'', a dumb and cheesy 80s action flick, gives him the opportuniy to skewer ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' by [[SarcasmMode gushing about how brilliant the former's plot is]] and saying nobody in a million years could come up with a story like that...while Burton holds the DVD for ''Avatar'' in the background.
** In his ''Phantasmagoria 2'' LP: "Doctor, I think I need help. I got a Dane Cook CD... and god help me, it was funny!"
** In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' review he delivered one against the ''DarkAvengers'':
-->"Makes just as much sense as putting the GreenGoblin as the head of SHIELD" *{{Beat}}* "Oh wait!"
* TakeThatAudience: Spoony gets one in during his [[LetsPlay LP]] of ''Terror TRAX: Track of the Vampire'':
-->'''Graves:''' I get it. She was scamming losers who can't get real dates.
-->'''Spoony:''' Same kind of losers who watch let's plays instead of meeting girls.
* TalkativeLoon: Spoony's eerily accurate impression of the Ultimate Warrior.
-->'''Ultimate Spoony:''' ''At Wrestlemania, [[FullNameUltimatum Hoak Hogan]], you will feel the full force of my'' '''[[{{Portmanteau}} destrucity!]]''' ''And you had better be'' '''[[PerfectlyCromulentWord foked]],''' ''Hoak Hogan, because I am going to'' '''foke myself''' ''this Sunday on exactly one thing, Hoak Hogan: the WWF World Heavyweight Championship! You won't be able to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz click your heels three times]] and escape my [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]], Hoak Hogan! You have less chance [[ShoutOut than two fighters against a]] [[StarWars Star Destroyer!]] The only way to stop the power of the Warrior is [[NukeEm to take off and nuke the site]] [[Film/{{Aliens}} from orbit]], Hoak Hogan!'' '''[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud SKRONK!!!]]'''
* TakeYourTime: Expresses disbelief at this trope's use in ''VideoGame/TheBureauXComDeclassified'', where one of the ''optional'' missions is to retake a ''nuclear missile bunker'' that has been taken over by aliens and has a missile aimed at Washington DC. As Spoony points out, delaying doing the mission could result in the start of WorldWarThree.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Yor the Hunter remains his yardstick for masculinity.
** He's the man!
** Until [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u84cH_bmTA this]]. Motherfucker suplexed '''A TRAIN.'''
** Another Reb Brown clip from ''Mercenary Fighters'' allegedly tops them all:
-->'''[[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope Disclaimer]]:''' Warning. What follows is the manliest thing ever recorded on film. Your balls may drop of in shame at the mere knowledge that you will never in your entire life do something half this manly.
* ThatOneLevel: His playthrough of SWAT 4 has level 11 titled "I Die A Lot". That he does, and even lets you guess in the video how many times he does in fact die. [[spoiler:59]]. The final level he beats right out of the box. [[invoked]]
* TemptingFate: Spoony's does this in the Warrior #1 review, believing that Warrior can't be nearly as bad as Dr. Insano says it is, then screams in terror from ''one look at the cover'', and yes the comic really was that horrible.
** On his VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 review, he comments on Yuna's ability to [[StandardStatusEffects blind]] people by dancing:
--->Yes, she dances so poorly it causes people to go blind. Who could ''possibly'' do a dance so horrifying it ''blinds'' people? (Cue another guest appearance by Benzaie)
** In his review of ''TheRingTerrorsRealm'' he rants about how lame it is that the game has characters transforming into hideous monsters entirely off-screen -- which provokes another appearance by Simcoe the Magician and his "make something turn into something else between edits" brand of magic.
** In the review for the Wrestlemania VCR Board Game, Spoony talks about an advertisement on the tape for a VCR Golf game. He then immediately warns his fans not to send him any copies of the game. [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/372821946943016961 Three]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2013/09/23/black-hole-board-games-vcr-golf/ guesses]] as to what happened...
-->'''Spoony:''' Do not send me ''VCR Golf.'' ''I will fucking stab you.''
** In part five of his review of Final Fantasy XIII, he notes that absolutely ''nothing'' that Bartandalus says or does will put someone in such a murderous rampage that they're willing to destroy the world. Then he notes that his voice sounds familiar, and checks to see who the VA was on the Internet Movie Database... to learn that it's the same actor as Reynolds from SWAT 4.
-->'''Spoony''': RAAAAAGH! SCREW COCOON! KILL THIS FUCKER, RAPE HIS HEART AND WATCH THE WORLD '''''BURN'''''!
* ThereWasADoor: In ''TekkenBloodVengeance'' he's particularly exasperated when Jin and Kazuya separately punch out the walls of a room within seconds of each other and throws up his hands. He also [[FridgeLogic wonders]] how awkward it would've been if either them of them accidentally punched out the wall Heihachi was hiding behind instead. [[invoked]]
-->Anyone else? Anyone else want to punch out a wall, we've got two left!
** This is followed by Randy Savage's Slim Jim commercial where he does this as well as the Kool-Aid Man.
* TheyJustDidntCare: [[{{In-universe}} Noah firmly believes]] that either the makers of ''Highlander: The Source'' either didn't have a clue about the franchise or were deliberately trying to piss off the Highlander fans with it.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In reviewing ''Game Over'', Spoony points out that Drexel's comments about how Hunter is torn up about the death toll from the military co-opting some of his games as training programs would be a great plot point and character beat... if the movie ever bothered to mention it again.[[invoked]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When talking about ''Film/TheBeastmaster II: Through the Portal of Time'' he uses this trope to describe the reaction of fans of the first movie as soon as they saw the poster for the second and the car on the front. This was also his reaction to the ''Warrior'' comics.
* ThreatBackfire: In ''UltimaVIII'', the Guardian gloats about exiling the Avatar to a planet where nobody has heard of him and his exploits saving Britannia. Spoony points out that previous games have demonstrated that [[DudeWheresMyRespect no-one in]] ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect Britannia]]'' [[DudeWheresMyRespect seems to have heard of him or his exploits either]]!
* TitleConfusion: Spoony almost always refers to ''PhantasmagoriaAPuzzleOfFlesh'' as "Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of '''the''' Flesh". This may be deliberate, as it means the title flows more naturally when he's yelling it as a RunningGag.
* TooDumbToLive: In his ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2008/08/17/knightmare-review/ Knightmare]]'' review, one of the contestants had to spell the word ''shroud'' backwards. He first spells it D-U-R-H-S (shrud), and after getting a hint to use an O from the host, he confidently comes up with O-S-R-D-H-U.
-->'''Spoony''': WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SPELL, YOU STUPID PILLOCK?!
* TookALevelInBadass: After his ''SWAT 4'' playthrough ended in 2010, in late 2013 Spoony began playing the expansion pack. While the commentary was not up to par with the original vids (since the first one at least was recorded during a livestream), he's gotten ''much'' smarter at the game. He orders his squad to secure suspects and check doors while he continues to scope out the area, he wedges doors shut so any perps moving around can't open them, he marks doors to areas he's cleared with glowsticks, and he walks rather than runs since he's learned running reduces accuracy.
* TooSoon: Invoked by Spoony after he refers to a wrestler being choked out as being "''ChrisBenoit''ed".
** Noah felt bad about writing a suicide joke (that was promptly scrapped) after the suicide of one of his fans.
** At MAGFest 2011, Noah made a joke about Warrior teaching Hogan's son out of drive. The audience gave a collective "ooooooooooo"
** In the ''MazesAndMonsters'' review he jokes that a crazy gamer going to the World Trade Center to jump off is the second worst thing to ever happen to the building. A crowd appears to boo him.
* TotallyRadical:
** Everything about Party Mania.
** When he MST's a Game Crazy training video, one of the hosts' flagrant overuse of this sometimes reduces Spoony to hysterical laughter.
*** Said host is a woman in her mid-thirties, maybe early forties, whose delivery is ''so utterly white.'' It really is that funny.
* TrashTheSet: The finale of the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' series was Spoony's excuse to give his room a proper sendoff - by blowing it up after Burton self-destructs.
* {{Troperiffic}}: For the sheer number of other tropes listed here.
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* UncannyValley: In-universe, Spoony has expressed distaste for films that rely too heavily on CG characters and effects. In his review of Film/{{Avatar}}, he compared the film to Jackie Chan's movies, stating that watching Jackie Chan and other real actors do the stunts and fight scenes gives weight to the performance that he's never felt watching computer-generated characters like the Na'vi.
** He also explains that this trope is the reason he suspected that Carter from ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' was actually a TomatoInTheMirror, since he ''never blinks'', and for bonus points looks like the [[TheTerminator T-1000]]. [[spoiler:He's half right on that]].
* UnfortunateImplications: Brings up in ''Mercenary Fighter'' that despite his supposed moral problems with killing the African villagers, Reb Brown's character doesn't protest a word as several of them are gunned down in cold blood, and instead protests shooting one white reporter. [[invoked]]
* {{Unobtanium}}: Dr. Insano's inventions are powered by [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank raritanium ore]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Inverted, when Spoony is describing any kind of sex act, he will do so in a graphic, unmistakable and slightly disturbing way, e.g. "Pee in her butt" or "Naked, sweaty and thrusting".
* UranusIsShowing: Appears in his review of ''UltimaII'', which is followed by an immediate lampshading:
-->"I also [[AnalProbing probed Uranus]], which is big and swampy and full of craters, but is otherwise uninteresting. Actually, there's only one town there, called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin New Jester]], but for [[SarcasmMode the life of me I couldn't figure out why]]. But if I were to guess, I'd say it's where all the jesters of the world were exiled for making endless Uranus jokes."
* ValleyGirl: GenderBender Spoony and 80's Chick.
* VerbalTic: Hulk Hogan (as impersonated by Spoony) is seemingly incapable of not shouting "Brother!" at the end of every sentence. Similarly, Ric Flair yells "WOOOO!" anytime he speaks, though it's not so much a verbal tic as [[TheMentallyDisturbed a cry for help]].
--> '''Ric Flair:''' I'm wrestling with concussion ''right now'', WOOOO! *slams head onto desk*
** NoIndoorVoice: The Pope.
--> "WHO DARES FOLLOW THE POPE AROUND WITH A CAMERA, DADDAY?! [[RoyalWe THE POPE IS THE POPE AND THE POPE'S CONGREGATION'S ALWAYS BEHIND THE POPE]], DADDAY!"
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: In his livestream of ''KingdomHearts'', Spoony seems delighted that the game gives him the opportunity to beat up ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters he hates such as Squall, Tidus and Wakka.
** Also brings this up in ''UltimaVII'' in that despite you supposedly being ultimate force for good, the game lets you kill a lot of people for fun, and is most amused by being able to kill Lord British (who Spoony notes as the series goes on looks like more and more of a bad guy). Oh, and in virtually all of the Ultima games, despite being, as he says, "The Christ Figure of his religion," the Avatar is allowed to purchase and use the Armageddon Spell, which [[KillEmAll will kill everyone in the entire world.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Dr. Insano is a merciless parody (specifically of Edea in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''), getting elected president despite making no effort to hide his supervillainy.
* VillainousRescue: Spoonyroth runs through Spuna in a sequence reminiscent of Aerith's death in ''Final Fantasy VII''.
* VisualInitiativeQueue: Notes this as a positive of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', calling it an "incredibly convenient" feature.
* VoodooShark: His opinion on Snow's trenchcoat in the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII FFXIII]] review. Specifically, how it's stated that equipping different seals on his coat makes him powerful enough to be a BareFistedMonk in a setting where guns are everywhere.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Done twice within two minutes when he realizes the protagonist of VideoGame/FinalFantasyX is a collection of everything he hates. Cue him screaming that he hates him and getting cut off by a picture of Insano-Kefka and the words "HATE HATE HATE" showing up on the screen. Then two seconds later when he screams, "SEND HELP!" in response to Tidus opening his mouth again.
** Done again in the ''Ultima VIII'' review, when he goes nuts after his game character finally makes it across the water form the insanely impossible jumping required only to get blown into the water by an exploding chest. And in this case, Noah took advantage of it to add a mid-show commercial break on the Blip video.
* WhamEpisode: ''Film/TheBeastmaster 2'' review ends with the happy note that Dr. Insanso and his son have to leave [[spoiler: in order to stop [[OhCrap a dimensional singularity]]]].
** [[WebVideo/ATopTheFourthWall Foreshadowing]]?
** The ''[[Film/GameOverControlAltDeath Game Over]]'' review shows that the Spoony Experiment is a more literal title than previously indicated.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Spooning with Spoony. The man himself had this to say in his commentary: [[invoked]]
-->'''Noah:''' "You probably think that I'm going to blame this on drugs or alcohol. I probably should. But nope, we were all stone-cold sober when we made this."
** His E.T. review was a straight-up aversion, but it was justified: the drugs in question were painkillers, which he was taking following surgery to remove his wisdom teeth. [[invoked]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spoony's reaction to the fact that TNA showed Samoa Joe being kidnapped by [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas]] and then promptly forgot that he existed, with not so much as a single reaction, going on a month since the kidnapping. This also happens to be the moment when, after enduring the entire TNA broadcast, he finally snaps:
-->'''Spoony''': "But he was abducted by ninjas! NINJAS! CALL THE COPS! There are ninjas kidnapping people on TV! THE COPS! Did no one get a license plate? Do ni - NINJAS! KIDNAPPING! TV!"
* WhatTheHellHero: In Part 2 of the ''UltimaIX'' review, Spoony briefly stops the review to chew out RichardGarriot for the fact that the ''{{Ultima}}'' series has several moments where the Avatar, [[InformedAttribute supposedly]] an incredibly honorable and virtuous man, [[ButThouMust is forced to]] [[InfantImmortality slaughter children]] [[RailRoading with absolutely no alternative]], saying that it disgusts him personally and there's no reason for it other than needless cruelty.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: By his own admission, foreign accents aren't really Spoony's forte, as evidenced by the fact that his version of Gordon Ramsay sounds more Australian than British, and his version of Bayou Billy ironically sounds more like a redneck than an Australian.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is An Arm Laser]]: Insano complains that in TheDungeonmaster, Paul's answer to everything is to blast them with his arm laser.
* WhenSheSmiles: Considers NataliePortman this in his ''Film/{{Thor}} review''.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Inverted in his Pumpkinhead Review, in which Linkara, dressed the Gatekeeper, puts on a mask and exclaims [[IncomingHam I AM, THE BEEKEEPER.]] Spoony replies, "Oh my God, I wrote that."
** He notes in his ''UltimaVII'' review that Chuckles the Jester broke the rules of his word game in his previous appearance. "What asshole wrote his jokes, anyway?"
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Invoked by Spoony in the Final Fantasy X-2 review, when Leblanc steals a sphere from the protagonists. He claims that instead of sneaking in, they should use the extremely powerful weapons capabilities of the airship demonstrated in the previous game to simply bombard Leblanc's base until she gives up both the sphere she stole and all the other spheres she has. Keep in mind that we saw that the airship was capable of leveling a city in the previous game.
** Mentions it in his review of Final Fantasy VIII, when Rinoa tries to give the Sorceress a power-nullifying bracelet. He suggests instead she should have loaded her dog onto her wrist-mounted launcher and shot the Sorceress in the back of the head at Mach 2.
* WildMassGuessing: He and his brother think that JohnCena gets stronger the more merch he sells.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: He [[InvokedTrope says]] the presence of Xiaoyu's panda in ''Tekken: Blood Vengeance'' is so distracting that it completely breaks his suspension of disbelief in every scene it's in, simply because no one explains it. At all.
* WithLyrics: He uses the tune of "Ode to Joy" for this in his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'':
--> ''"Quistis, boobies, Quistis, boobies, Squall is getting laid tonight!"''
* WouldntHurtAChild: In part 2 of his Ultima 9 review, he states that he hates being forced to fight children in games, and finds it sickening.
* WrittenInInfirmity: He was drugged up on painkillers when filming the ET review, turning it into an homage to Film/ApocalypseNow.
** Spoony's real life foot fracture gets a mention when Linkara uses his "You're standing in my spot, sir!" BerserkButton to snap him out of his Black Lantern self into White Lantern form:
-->'''White Lantern!Spoony:''' I think I just broke my foot in your ass!
* XMeetsY: He called ''The Lords of Magick'' LordOfTheRings meets Film/TheRoom and Film/TheBeastmaster meets {{Birdemic}}
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: In [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/04/15/kristanna-loken-interview-chicago-2009/ this]] video he mentions that he has been mistaken for a Doctor Insano ''cosplayer''. By someone from his own forum, no less.
* YouShallNotPass: Edited himself in the LordOfTheRings scene as part of a sketch for his review of ''Ultima''.
-->'''[[LordOfTheRings YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!]]''' *starts blasting away at the Balrog with a carbine and phaser before finally blowing it away with an '''M79 grenade launcher'''*
* YouWillBeSpared: Used as a gag in the ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'' review when Jocilyn visits Curtis's home.
-->'''Spoony!Curtis:''' (to Jocilyn) I think I'll kill you last.
* {{Zeerust}}: When reviewing games/movies made in the past but set in the future, he will often compare the technology presented there to that which now exists, such as [[IProduct Apple iProducts]]. Shows up a lot in his LetsPlay of ''{{Ripper}}''.
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