A hapless party animal who was whisked out of the past by a time warp to the present day, Dan subjects his dysfunctional roommates and neighbors to the cheesiest kitsch to come out of the 1980s. He also happens to live on the same street as the Cinema Snob.
The host of The Big Box, a sleazy late-night infomercial spokesman who introduces classic exploitation films in the titular "big box" (clamshell video cases) while flirting with his co-host, the Big Box Model.
The Cameo: Steve has has only one appearance, which lasted for only a few seconds, just because all of Linkara's characters had a counterpart among Brad's characters except Ensign Munroe.
The Eeyore: In his one appearance, Steve does not come across as a happy person.
'80s Dan Characters
See under Brad for Dan himself.
Rob the Robot
Dan's roommate and best friend (which isn't saying much), a Robotic Operating Buddy manufactured by Nintendo. Rob is an unrelenting jackass who openly lusts after Mrs. Crabtree in front of her husband. Voiced by Jake Norvell.
A lady in the present day who ran over Dan and Rob with her car shortly after they arrived from the past, then took them in and let them stay in her house. Dolly is the most mentally sound member of Dan's circle of friends... which again isn't saying much. She spends most of her time frustrated with Dan and Rob's wacky escapades. Played by Jillian Zurawski.
Dan, Rob, and Dolly's much-suffering neighbor who drops in with his wife once an episode. He and Mrs. Crabtree despise each other, but they put on a happy facade in front of the others. He still wants to murder Rob for hitting on his wife right in front of him, though. Played by Brian Lewis.
Jackie "the Sweenz" Roosevelt, former child star of the popular '80s sitcom "Birds in the Bush". The most popular guy around, who occasionally shows up for guest spots and cameos. Played by Steve Roth.
Bad Bad Acting: He slurs his lines and appears to be stoned at all times.
Dan's alleged best friend from the 1980s. An extremely sleazy individual who may be a serial killer and sex offender. Every Christmas, Dan goes on a quest to find him again. Played by David "Max Force" Gobble.
Comic Sutra: He shares his name with an extremely perverted sex act, "The Smitty", that was probably named after him.
To the point that merely asking about Smitty in a single chat room got Dan flagged as a possible sexual predator by the FBI.
Smoking Is Cool: Brad, Jake, Sarah and Dave are confirmed smokers (Brad recently switched to e-cigarettes, tho he's still an avid pot smoker, as evidenced in his Friday the 13th: Part 3D review). Jillian is an ex-smoker.
Bad Boss: Brad basically lampshaded that he sends his friends to bad movies to both laugh at their pain and make money in the process.
Berserk Button: The writing styles of Ehren Kruger and Skip Woods. Brad loathes these two people and has rarely given a good review to any of their movies (the first was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which he felt was dumb but worked regardless).
One Steve Limit: His full name is Brian Irving, but since there's already another Brian, he's referred to by his last name or as "Virtual Boyd".
Straight Man and Wise Guy: In the Midnight Screenings videos, Irving is the wise guy to Jake's straight man. When they review movies together, the video usually ends with Irving saying something shockingly offensive and Jake reacting like a sane (and very angry) human being.
In his review of the worst films of 2013, he points out that he hates being referred to in the context of other fictional Jakes ("Oh, you're Jake, like Jake from _____!"), including "Jake from State Farm" (he said that two separate workers in a McDonald's called him that right before the video), and the lead character in Free Birds:
Jake: I AM NOT THE ONLY GODDAMN PERSON WHO IS NAMED JAKE ON THE FUCKING PLANET, PEOPLE!!!
Butt Monkey: Brad keeps sending him to watch bad movies just to laugh at his pain.
Also because any video featuring Jake usually get the greatest amount of hits.
Cigarette of Anxiety: He's frequently fumbling for a cigarette after a bad movie. A good part of the The Smurfs 2 is him looking for a cigarette lighter and then cackling in delight finding one.
Cluster F-Bomb: Is likely to give off one of these after watching a kids movie.
Pretty much demanded by viewers after seeing That's My Boy, where his rage was so great as to invoke Tranquil Fury viewers plead to Brad to let him see a good movie. Not too long after, he "guest starred" in the The Amazing Spider-Man video, where the first question was "Why are you here?"
The Croods is a family movie that was smart, entertaining for adults, contained no puns except a visual one and the children in the audience at the midnight screening were adorable and well-behaved. It was the opposite of everything that The Smurfs did to drive him mad.
The Hyena: Laughs a lot. See above for what his nickname is.
Put on a Bus: According to Brad himself, Jerrid was fired due to personal problems during filming and due to him saying nasty things about Jillian to the fans behind her back.
Commuting on a Bus: He still shows up every so often, such as in 80's Dan and "Brad Tries Aether Cola".
The Bus Came Back: He returned to Team Snob in late 2012 after burying the hatchet with Brad, albeit not back on the Midnight Screenings. As of early 2014 however, they seem to have had another falling out.
Brutal Honesty: She really doesn't relent when describing things. For example, she described the plot of The Great Gatsby as 'So this dude falls in love with this vapid cunt of a woman, she fucks him over and he dies' and she started the review of That's My Boy with 'Pedophilia. Hey, everyone, guess what's funny? It's pedophilia.'
Made of Iron: She's prone to drinking things that make other people cry and barely turning a hair.
Troll: Both in-universe and out-universe. In-universe, she pretended that her favourite movie was Moment By Moment to get the Snob to review it (when she'd never actually seen it), and out-universe, she spends most of her Midnight Screening of R.I.P.D with Jake making him angrier and angrier and laughing as he rages.
She Who Must Not Be Seen: Technically at (almost) every movie Brian Lewis attends, she either is scrunched down in the back seat, or running the camera (depending on how many people are there). She briefly appears at the end of the Paranormal Activity 4 review.
Kick the Dog: Though not by choice. Brian had to beg Lettie go with him to see Grown Ups 2, with the promise that they'd see Pacific Rim beforehand (she really didn't want to see Adam Sandler). Twenty minutes into the Rim, the projector crapped out. There was no such mercy at Grown Ups 2.
The other members of the team bring up how often he takes her to bad movies and that while she's a trooper, they don't understand why she lets him get away with it.
The trope is even parodied in the Brian & Dave Worst of 2013", where he tells a story of convincing Lettie to go see Oblivion as part of a special AMC program, where he jokes about the possibility of this happening:
Brian: (as AMC employee) "Well, the projector for Oblivion broke, so were just gonna play Grown Ups 2 again."
Dave: (Laughing) "She would've dumped your ass after that."
The Voice: You won't even know she's there until either she's specifically asked a question or something makes her break.