* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** In his review of ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'', Phelous theorizes that the reason the anaconda is attacking isn't because it's hungry, but because Jon Voight has been strangling people with his legs and framing the snake and because Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube [[RunningGag were the heroes]].
** Benzaie and Phelous both believe the Professor in Humains drags his son along on the expedition because he hates him and just hopes he'll die at some point.
** In his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde review he states that Lanyon died not because of the maddening revelation but of the fact that he sniffed the poison he found in Jekyll's cabinet. He also portrays the Nanny as a psycho who nonchalantly tells horrifying tales of murder to children.
** In his review of the Mortal Kombat Conquest episode "Thicker than Blood", he believes that Scorpion is in love with Siro's brother Cassar, and the reason why he kills said brother by the end of the episode is because he broke his heart by leaving him for the good guys.
** In ''Pulse 3'', suggests that Justine's bad attitude towards everyone, being a ZombieAdvocate, destroying the cure for the internet ghosts because ''one'' guy was a dick to her, simply proves that she's her mother's daughter. Her mother being an unstable, neglectful parent who tried to ''murder'' her.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kro6B4u0suE Oh Phelous 2011]].
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: He refers to the rabbit-costumed doctor in ''Film/CabinFever'' as as a "Big Crocodile Scene Happening".
** Phelous killing the hooker in his basement and burping afterwards in the ''WebVideo/MortalKomedy'' review.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The end of his Pulse 3 review. [[spoiler: After reviewing 5 films that have the name "Pulse" he manages to resurrect a dead Angry Joe...Only for Joe to laugh manically as he shoots Phelous over and over and over again.]]
** The entirety of the Titanic Bot review.
-->'''Phelous:''' How big of an asshole would I be to put ''ice cubes'' in there? I'm already doing a Titanic Bot review, too late for dignity!
** His review of WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheAdventureOfAllTime has a joke about Paige's grandfather going to her school and shooting her classmates.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Halloweenie. Comments on his videos opine that it's some of Phelous' funniest work. Pumpkinweenie is also getting some love, as well.
* FriendlyFandoms: [[OfficialCouple Unsuprisingly]], the majority of his fandom and ObscurusLupa's fandom. However, there are [[VocalMinority some fans]] of Phelous who feel that Lupa [[YokoOhNo has ruined]] Phelous' videos.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The JacobsLadder review makes the RunningGag of [[spoiler:Phelous dying]] into one of these, with TheReveal that [[spoiler:not just the entire episode, but ''the entire series'' starting from his death in the MacAndMe review was a DyingDream, and his dying repeatedly are attempts to come to terms with his death and move on]]. Given his normal sensibilities, though, this can be interpreted as a [[BlackComedy particularly dark version of being]] HilariousInHindsight.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: He's gotten quite a bit of backlash for giving a negative review of ''TurtlesForever'' stating that it glorified the 2003 incarnation of the turtles and dumbed-down the 1980s incarnation of the turtles.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the end credits of one of his early reviews, he added a note at the end stating that he was going for WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's record for dying in his reviews. Probably safe to say that he's succeeded by now.
** It's been taken UpToEleven lately, with him dying in ''[[TheCameo other people's]]'' reviews.
*** The gag has apparently been retired, as he doesn't die nearly as much after adopting the ''Doctor Who'' intro. To Phelous's chagrin after reviewing the [=30th=] Anniversary edition of ''NightOfTheLivingDead'' (which featured a new score and new scenes badly spliced into it).
-->'''Phelous'''(crying): I remember when I used to die. Those were good times.
** At the end of Film/DeadSnow:
--> "Actually, I'm glad this is dead snow, because I'd sure hate to see [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen living snow!]]"
* HypeBacklash: Phelous reviews ''TheHumanCentipede'' in his bathroom - not because he finds the movie disgusting, but because he finds it a piece of shit, largely due to people making it a big deal.
* IdiotPlot: A lot of the movies he reviews have one. Special mention goes to ''Incubus'', which he describes as the "Anti-Logic Movie", and later on refers to extreme stupidity displayed in other movies as "''Incubus'' logic".
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A lot of his critics say that he hasn't really changed his style at all during his run and as a result, appears to be suffering from burnout.
* LoveItOrHateIt: His ''TurtlesForever'' review is quickly becoming his most divisive review.
* MemeticMutation: The "rape horn" from ''Troll 3'' ("Quest for the Mighty Sword").
* {{Narm}}:
** ''Troll 2'''s "Oh my goooooood!" scream, which Phelous presents as the [[SoBadItsGood greatest line ever.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: The whole RunningGag of Phelous dying and coming back to life over and over. It's arguably his best-known joke, repeatedly pointed out on this very page, and was the main hook for his character in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', but Phelous himself abandoned the joke after about fifty episodes and has consciously avoided it ever since.
** [[spoiler: Right up until his Jacob's Ladder review, where the whole joke gets a heavy dose of CerebusRetcon and HarsherInHindsight in an absolute tear-jerking manner.]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Responses to his early videos ranged from "Shows promise" to "Painfully bad" since then he's become one of the most consistently entertaining producers on the site, and certainly tied with Spoony for most visually inventive reviews. Additionally, his role in ''{{Kickassia}}'' helped win over some new fans.
* [[SpecialEffectsFailure Special Effects Phailure]]: Phelous's own effects are actually pretty good for a lone guy doing them on his own. He'll often mock those of the movie, though.
** An entirely ''needless'' special effects failure occurred throughout much of ''Pulse 2,'' where actors were green-screened into scenes that they didn't even need to be, such as in front of houses and such. Phelous mocks this by screening himself in front of his own normal background (it's actually good enough that you might not have noticed unless he pointed it out, complete with his image doing a 180).
** PlayedForLaughs during his "Halloweenie" series, as part of the general StylisticSuck aesthetic.
* TheWoobie: Phelous. His slow, pained death at the end of his Stay Alive review, complete with BloodFromTheMouth, and his subsequent [[{{Homage}} homage]] to the [[spoiler:[[Series/DoctorWho Fifth and Fourth Doctor's regenerations]], and [[SilentHillShatteredMemories Silent Hill: Shattered Memories]]]] in his House of the Dead review really cemented this.
** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Shredder Phelous]] (Shreddous?) seems to be turning into this too. He's an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who's constantly mocked or told to shut up, causing him to mope away with sad-sounding music in the background.
** [[spoiler: The Jacob's Ladder review is very much cements this for Phelous.]]
** Pumpkinweenie, given how much abuse he takes from Halloweenie. And unlike his co-host, he seems genuinely enthusiastic about the show and fond of the audience.
*** Halloweenie himself when he finally quits the show and painfully realises he has nothing else to live for.
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