* AcceptableTargets:
** Creator/MichaelBay is his number one acceptable target.
** Creator/PaulWSAnderson is often voiced as a doofus.
*** From ''ResidentEvilAfterlife'':
--> '''Paul''': ''"Uh, my wife knows kung-fu."''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': ''"I hate you..."''
--> '''Paul''': ''"Zombies are cool."''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': ''"You're like Creator/MichaelBay Junior."''
--> '''Paul''': ''"Did you know they discontinued [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills Count Chocula]]?"''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': No, Paul. That's... very unfortunate.
*** For ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'':
--> '''[=ERod=]''': ''You just can't have cool visuals happen without explaining them. Who suggested this?''
--> '''Paul''': ''"Duh, Applesauce tastes good with ketchup."''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': ''Go away!''
*** And 3 Musketeers:
--> '''Paul''': ''"Applesauce!!"''
--> '''Paul''': ''"My wife can kill a zombie with her bare hands!"''
--> '''[=ERod=]''': Why do I even talk to you?
** Literature/{{Twilight}} and its FanDumb.
** Creator/MeganFox, to the point he does not even consider her an actress at all, instead regarding her as nothing more than Window Dressing and EyeCandy.
*** Since the announcement of her playing April O'Neil, [=ERod=] took the opportunity to make jokes about her casting in the Michael Bay directed TMNT movie.
** Actors Creator/SethRogen, ShiaLaBeouf and Ashton Kutcher have been used as punchlines for "It could have been a worst option for [insert role here]" (like having Ashton as Max Payne or Rogen as DoctorWho). In Shia's case, [=ERod=] admitted he used him because Shia was an easy target thanks to the Transformers movies and the 4th Indiana Jones, while he snarks at Seth Rogen because he always plays the same character with a different shirt.
* BizarroEpisode: His Casting Couch of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, done as a April Fools Joke.
* BrokenBase: Judging from the reactions to his first video on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, some find him very entertaining while others find him unfunny and accuse him of ripping off other reviewers (mostly he's Linkara's Irate Gamer).
** It probably didn't help that one of his earliest videos on the site was his ''Atlantis'' review, in which he [[AffectionateParody made fun]] of other contributors.
** Fans are finding the 3 part StarWarsThePhantomMenace review to be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement divisive]].
** The base is basically soaked with gasoline, lit on fire, pissed on, nuked, and thrown into a black hole with his version of [[KillItwithFire Uatu]]
* CargoShip: In his [[spoiler: Jason X review, [=ERod=] tries to deny being "Robo-sexual", only for him to grab his toaster and get defensive.]]
--> [[spoiler: ''[=ERod=]'': DON'T JUDGE ME!!]]
* CrackPairing: Quite a popular pairing in the TGWTG fandom involves shipping [=ERod=] with [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Mechakara]].
* CriticalResearchFailure: Makes this claim against two scenes in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''. In doing so, he ironically displays his own misunderstanding of the material in question.
** It's short, but in his ''Superman Returns'' review, he criticizes the fact Superman is hinted to have impregnated Lois Lane by pointing out the ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex trope. In truth, weither Superman is subject or not of this trope is a huge case of DependingOnTheWriter, and as pointed out by [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] in his ''Dark Knight Strikes Again'' review, he has complete control over his strenght (otherwise he wouldn't be able to open a door without breaking it), so the trope would most likely not apply.
** In his review for the 1960's BatmanTheMovie he complains about the show being nothing like the comics...except it totally was. You can find some pretty goofy comics as far as back as the 1940s in fact Batman was only really a dark avenger for one year of his existence before he was toned down and the Batman that people think of today didn't start until AFTER the Adam West series ended.
** In his review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', he criticises the film for, among other things, betraying the tone of the original film by having songs in it, noting that the only song in the first film (sung by Robin Hood and his gang) was a parody, and interrupted mid-way through by Fiona. Except that not counting pop song covers (which were also in the first film), there is only ''one'' actual musical-style song in ''Shrek 2'' (sung by the Fairy Godmother), and it's just as clearly a parody as the equivalent song in ''Shrek'', being a pretty obvious riff on "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from ''Cinderella''. And, in fact, the song is also protested against and ultimately interrupted by Fiona.
*** In the same video, he also refers to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming as "pretty much the closest thing" the film has to a villain, implying that they're not wholly villainous antagonists... which is odd given that they attempt to brainwash, frame and murder the main characters and attempt to commit a coup, identity theft and implicitly rape by deception by getting Charming fraudulently married to Fiona and making him the heir to Far Far Away. Not a lot of viewers paying attention would doubt that they are full villains.
** In his TimBurton [[PlanetoftheApes Planet of the Apes]] review, he claims that the concept of a super-intelligent ape forming an army to conquer the earth from [[RiseofthePlanetoftheApes Rise of the Planet of the Apes]] was a rip-off of [[ThePowerpuffGirls The Powerpuff Girls]] [[TheMovie Movie]]. Except that they have little to nothing in common with each other. Caesar was born from a virus-infested monkey while Mojo Jojo was a mischievous monkey who accidentally had a dose of Chemical X after pushing the professor. Also, Caesar was treated horribly at a primate shelter which resulted in him forming an army of apes to rebel and get out of the city. Mojo, on the other hand, created an army of super-intelligent apes just so he could take over Townsville. On the other hand, it's likely just a joke about how the two products came out close together.
* DesignatedHero: as much as he tries playing himself off as a superhero, he acts a lot more like a bully to movies. The Little Vampire and Robots come to mind, but honestly just watch the Robots one to see his running gag just for celebrity cameo-voices.
** Even more hilarious when you realize that the supposed "Evil" version of him actually did less than he implies he does. What exactly did he do when he's first introduced? He admits he likes Spider-man 3 most of all out of the Spider-man series. Apparently just doing that is punishable by being trapped in the phantom-zone. The rest of his actions could easily be described as a revenge-trip
* DudeNotFunny: Met this reaction when ERod (In character) threatened to kill himself to stop Lazarus by pointing a gun to his head. Some fans noted that JewWario killed himself the same way not three months prior.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Nerdlinger]] the character is considered the best of all the side characters.
* GeniusBonus: While most people can tell that [=ERod=] is Latin just by his name(Eric Rodriguez), savvy viewers can tell he's specifically Puerto Rican from various hints in his videos.
** In one video, he's wearing a shirt for El Conquistador, one of Puerto Rico's most luxurious hotels.
** El Lover. His English is very Puerto Rican-accented(his talking speed and pronunciation of certain words are giveaways), his Spanish is completely Puerto Rican in accent and vocabulary, and he's shown from time to time reading ''Turey El Taino'', a popular 90s Puerto Rican comic book.
** The [[http://Mochita-chan.deviantart.com/art/Three-of-Wands-The-Blockbuster-Buster-272287662 card]] that ''the Guardian Lorelei, Patron Saint of Fandom'' holds up is a version of the [[TarotMotifs three of wands from the Waite-Rider deck]]. It symbolizes progress and dream being made real. It also symbolizes that the querent is feeling proud and/or powerful and is a [[ForeShadowing warning that they should wait until victory is certain before celebrating or boasting]].
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff / MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: According to the comments sections in both Youtube and TGWTG, El Lover seems to be this among the viewers. There's a portion who don't like him, while most hispanic-latin viewers from USA or from Latin America adore him.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In the ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' review, he needs to give a woman's perspective and becomes SHE-Rod [[spoiler: before we find out that SHE-Rod is actually a DistaffCounterpart]]. The first thing SHE-Rod notes is "I'm gorgeous!" and it seems like an AttractiveBentGender joke. Then you find out that they're married in RealLife.
** Not only Doug Jones doing a cameo for [=ERod=]'s review of Rocky and Bullwinkle is awesome and adorable when Doug recognized [=ERod=]'s appreciation for his filmography, [=ERod=] also highlighted Jones' participation in ''Rock Jocks'', which was directed by Paul (Panda Bear / Dr. Nemesis), his best friend.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Given that he's a critic, the comments section has this on regular basis.
** The Honest Review video for ''Film/IronMan2''. Dear God...
** There was also his saying he didn't like ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''.
** He's been getting this droves now after his downright venomous review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.
* HilariousInHindsight: During his ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' Casting Couch, he cast Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
** [=ERod=] later explains in his Honest Review of The Dark Knight Rises that it wasn't ironic at all because Joseph wasn't playing Robin at all, his character just had a middle name "Robin".
** In his "Top 10 Crossovers We Want To See" video, he gives M. Bison vs. Shao Khan as one of the examples for a ''Franchise/StreetFighter''/''Franchise/MortalKombat'' crossover. [[WebAnimation/DeathBattle About one and a half years later...]]
* PeripheryHatedom: He says that he hates kids movies, but he still reviews them. At least the Nostalgia Critic has the excuse that they're nostalgic films, when you have literally thousands of other targets to go after to fit his MO instead than these easy targets.
** [=ERod=] has clarified his stance, stating that he doesn't hate movies aimed at children in general (he has praised several Pixar and Disney films), but he dislikes "movies aimed for kids that are stupid because [the creators] don't care", and also because the kid's movies that he reviews ''are'' adaptations, they fall in his criteria.
* TearJerker: [[http://blip.tv/the-blockbuster-buster/honest-review-the-man-of-steel-6720353 His review of]] Film/ManOfSteel. He refuses to go by [=ERod=] or give it a score, just addressing with a sad and down voice the mayor failures of the movie and how every time he watched it, he liked it even less.
* UnfortunateImplications: In ''Film/{{Dracula2000}}'', he complains that ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' replaced "Relatable Dr. Watson" with an attractive woman. He also goes on to praise Benedict Cumberbatch (an attractive man) for being Sherlock. Sure, he says Lucy Liu is a good actor, but her character doesn't matter apparently.
* UnpleasableFanbase: At times, he shows to be the most outspoken one of these on That Guy With The Glasses, where he also gets the most split base comparing with his youtube or blip comments section.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Panda Bear was supposed to be [=ERod=]'s right hand (as TheLancer and TheSmartGuy), but had to step out (see RealLifeWritesThePlot above). If this had happened instead, it's very unlikely there would be Nerdlinger, El Lover, Fedora Fredy or Mario and Batman there.
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