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->''"Proud to be an American,''
->''[[ProudToBeAGeek Prouder to be an American geek]]"''
-->-- '''The motto used at the beginning of each segment'''

Bob "Moviebob" Chipman, also known as "The Game Overthinker", is a self-proclaimed "Z-list internet celebrity" who maintains a pair of vlogs on [=YouTube=] and a [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/ Blogspot site]], produces film reviews for [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and covers movie news at [[http://screenrant.com/author/bobc/ Screen Rant,]] in addition to contributing to [[http://screwattack.com/ Screw Attack]]. He used to contribute to [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/MovieBob The Escapist]] before being let go on Feburary 13, 2015. He rips apart bad movies, but his particular shtick is giving analyses of gaming culture and the industry, in a style closely reminiscent of college-lit-class style "close reading", overlaid with appropriate (and sometimes humorous) images. Bob's analyses are very much like you would see from a troper. Indeed, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7190-Trope-a-Dope he's written an article]] that refers to "a genuinely wonderful website called TV Tropes".

As a method to going independent upon leaving work at Escapist, Bob has set up a [[https://www.patreon.com/moviebob1?rf=565637&ty=2 Patreon page]] for his works.

A character page for ''The Game Overthinker'' can be found [[Characters/{{Moviebob}} here]]. A YMMV page for his works can be found [[{{YMMV/Moviebob}} here]].

!! His shows include:
* ''The Game Overthinker'': Originally focused on video game analysis, it grew into a more story-driven series about the line between the worlds of humanity and gaming getting blurred. However, after 100 episodes and two [[ChannelHop Channel Hops]] later, he's currently focused on the analysis again in a shorter format. Airs on Website/ScrewAttack and Website/YouTube.
* ''In Bob We Trust'': A show on Website/ScrewAttack that is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not to be taken as a continuation of any past series of his]] ([[BlatantLies except]] it's totally a continuation of ''The Big Picture''. Not only does he say that the show is about pop culture and politics, but he also breaks out the term "Comics Are Weird", a RunningGag/Catchphrase from TBP.) Runs new episodes every other Sunday, alternating with ''The Game Overthinker''.
* ''Really That Good'': A new series based around exploring past movies that are consistently celebrated, and discussing how these films live up to the praise by talking about the themes, style, narrative, pop cultural impact and other tropes of the picture.
* He still creates video reviews of films in the same style as his old show ''Escape to the Movies'' show (see below). They can be found on [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and his personal Website/YouTube channel.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD[=/=]Series/AgentCarter Recap'': A weekly recap/review of episodes of the series that runs each Wednesday while the series is active. During the gap between Season 1 and 2 of ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', Bob took the time to talk about all of the past Marvel Comics-related TV shows.

!! Shows that have been discontinued/abandoned:
* ''Overbytes'': Basically, ''The Game Overthinker'' minus the story-driven segments.
* ''Escape to the Movies'': His film review show for Website/TheEscapist that ran every Friday, currently cancelled due to leaving The Escapist, as they own the brand, music, and art/visuals.
** ''Intermission'': A written column accompanying the week's ''Escape to the Movies'' episode. Sometimes it's a further discussion of a particular element from that week's film, sometimes it's a discussion of older films or a trend in filmmaking, and sometimes (if more than one film came out that caught Bob's interest) it's another review. Also cancelled due to leaving The Escapist.
* ''The Big Picture'': A weekly show on The Escapist in which Bob talked about whatever the hell he felt like talking about. Usually, this was news in geek culture and tangential subjects therein, but not always. Episodes were released each Tuesday while it was active.
* ''High Definition'': A written column for discussing TV shows in various ways that ran each Monday while Bob was at ''The Escapist''.
* ''American Bob'': A political vlog on Website/YouTube. Currently on hiatus, since he can't afford to do it at the moment due to lack of revenue.

He's also written [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/ a book]] titled ''Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick-by-Brick'', an analysis of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' in the form of a "novelized LetsPlay" that also goes into the history of the franchise and his experiences with it.

The list of the FilmsDiscussedByMoviebob got so long, it's been moved to a separate page. For an episode and story arc guide to the ''Game Overthinker'', see the [[Recap/BobChipman recap page]].

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Pointed out in his review of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' that "every scene Idris Elba is in might as well be subtitled '[[AC:That's Why!]]'" (regarding the casting of the black actor Idris Elba as a Nordic Viking god who was traditionally white).
* AcclaimedFlop: The ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3281-The-Numbers "The Numbers"]] was about how this trope leads to studios making safe, formulaic movies pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator. Specifically, it describes how Creator/{{Universal}} experiencing a number of these (particularly ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'') caused them to fling Creator/GuillermoDelToro's adaptation of ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' into DevelopmentHell.
-->"When great movies fail at the box office, other movies will suffer because of it."
* ActingForTwo: He plays every single (talking) character in ''The Game Overthinker", with his brother helping him as a double.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He actually found the AscendedMeme Spartan-1337 in ''Anime/HaloLegends'' pretty clever.
* AlternateRealityGame: Seemingly parodied briefly (possibly specifically the SlenderManMythos) with references to Wario's Woods and cryptic text after making an announcement proclaiming a realization that would change everything. The following video (while still showing brief influences from films like ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' and possibly ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'') however, confirmed it as an EvilTwin storyline. Also qualifies on kicking off a StoryArc.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His ''Film/BlackSwan'' review begins in a much more sophisticated tone... until it is juxtaposed against a clip from the movie in which Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/MilaKunis [[GirlOnGirlIsHot go to town on each other]]. Bob didn't feel a overwhelmingly-positive yet fully sincere review would be taken seriously unless he praised the lesbian subtext last of all.
* AntiClimax: After watching the first episode, he felt the controversy over ''[[WebVideo/FeministFrequency Tropes vs. Women in Video Games]]'' to be this, stating that he wished Anita Sarkeesian had been the rabid StrawFeminist attack dog that her critics were calling her simply to justify all the hype. As it was, he found it to be a dry (and somewhat boring) academic presentation, with at least some merit behind its assertions.
* {{Anvilicious}}: [[invoked]] Discussed this trope a few times. He feels that movies can have a message to them and deliver it fine, that subtlety isn't always required, and that sometimes, [[TropesAreTools a message just needs]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped to be blunt]]. For him, whether or not a film's message works depends on how smart it is about it. He felt that the original ''{{Film/RoboCop|1987}}'' gave a very unsubtle but smart message about business and capitalism, and did so in a morally blurry and intelligent manner, and that films like ''Film/{{Machete}}'', the original ''Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}'', and ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' worked precisely because of how fiery and righteous their messages were, while other films like ''Film/ThePurge'' and the remake of ''Film/{{RoboCop|2014}}'' lacked that sophistication or fury, and suffered for it by talking down to their audience and failing to address the complexities of the issues.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking / TakeThat:
-->"For the benefit of my international viewers, we're having a touch time in the good old US of A. The middle of the country is being ripped apart by [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud tornadoes]], someone sent poison letters to the President, the trajectory of our economy is still somewhere between ''Film/TankGirl'' future and ''[[HellComesToFrogtown Frog Town]]'' future, there are giant snakes in Florida, high profile Supreme Court cases are polarising civil discourse like nothing since the mid '60s, a bunch of shady crap is going down with the IRS, [[TakeThat and someone let]] Creator/MNightShyamalan [[TakeThat release another movie]]."
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Discussed it in a ''Big Picture'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/10019-American-Sniper-Sucks-And-Its-Okay-To-Admit-That episode]] about ''Film/AmericanSniper'', arguing that avoidance of this trope is part of the reason why he loves superhero movies so much -- they allow filmmakers to craft broad, exciting [[BlackAndWhiteMorality "good vs. evil" narratives]] in blockbuster action movies without running into the pesky moral gray zones that would result from trying to make films about real wars and the people who fought in them.
* AsYouKnow: The definition of this appears on screen while he's talking about ''Film/{{Surrogates}}''.
* AuthorAppeal:
** Boobies! "[[Creator/ScarlettJohansson Scarlett Johheeehh]]... Scarlett ''Johansson''!"
** Lesbians. [[YuriFan Even more]] than [[GirlOnGirlIsHot you might expect]].
* AuthorFilibuster: Many of his reviews are this.
** He opens his review of ''Jennifer's Body'' with a two-minute rant about how much MeganFox sucks as an actress and is completely boring and generic even as a sex symbol.
** In his review of ''{{WesternAnimation/Rango}}'', he pretty much admits that this is the only way he can get that review over two minutes.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Did a two-part ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8978-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-1 Big Picture]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9004-Destined-for-Disappointment-Part-2 episode]] claiming that this trope has been overused in recent Hollywood blockbusters to avoid having to write the characters undergo genuine self discovery. He also cites the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, of all movies, as a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of it.
* BerserkButton:
** "Hardcore" gamers; in his definition a VocalMinority of StopHavingFunGuys types.
--> "You heard me, you half-cocked message board fuckheads, the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} ''is'' part of ''this'' console generation ... so can we ''please'' stop it with this tired shit about [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCubes]] and duct tape!"
** Tyler Perry also counts, as does Creator/SamRaimi's departure from the ''SpiderMan'' films and the "Amazing" series.
** He also ''hates'' the new ''{{Transformers}}'' films, as well as the bulk of Creator/MichaelBay's output for that matter. Though he did enjoy Age of Extinction, and even called out fellow critics for not hating the movie, but hating Bay himself.
** Feel free to talk to him about GameplayAndStorySegregation as much as you'd like. Just don't mention the words "ludonarrative dissonance."
** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of cloning AdolfHitler or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].
* BreatherEpisode: If you follow all of his shows, the Game Overthinker episode ''Bat-Slap'' comes out with Bob stating he doesn't believe gaming culture as a whole is ready/deserves to be taken as seriously as it so-often claims to want to. Come the following Tuesday, the Big Picture episode ''Science'' has Bob making mostly non-serious statements like "Space guys, if you don't want to pretend you've discovered oil on Mars to trick some funding out of the Government, how about telling Glenn Beck there's gold on the moon and not letting him come back?"
* BrickJoke: His Do The Mario videos on the Escapist, the first one having a [[TheStinger stinger]] showing SMB: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen and saying it's a story for another time (as in, not the week after the first). Two weeks later, Do the Mario PT. 2 was featured (showcasing said aforementioned Mario anime).
* BrokenPedestal: His opinion of Creator/KevinSmith, which he did a [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9522-The-Fall-of-Kevin-Smith three-part]] ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9546-The-Fall-of-Kevin-Smith-Part-II Big Picture]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9568-The-Fall-of-Kevin-Smith-Part-III episode]] on.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm Bob, and that's [[TitleDrop The Big Picture."]]
* CerebusSyndrome: Somewhat. Early reviews felt slower, but they developed a more mature, and contemplative pace, dealing with more analytical subject matter.
* ChannelHop: To ScrewAttack & The Escapist.
* ChivalrousPervert: He agrees with feminism, and is one of the few ''vocal'' members of the gaming and general media community who believe women are still given the short end of the stick when it comes to society and representation. And while he hates the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series for a whole host of reasons, he considers the constant male harping on it and works like over all the beefcake and FemaleGaze to be unfair, because women deserve to have cheesy, lowbrow fanservice directed towards them as well. That being said, if fanservice is done tastefully, he will revel in it.
* CompensatingForSomething: In his review of ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'', he described Creator/TomCruise's career trajectory as a string of reactions to insecurity. He started out as an ActionHero in films like ''Film/TopGun'' despite being one of the shortest leading men in Hollywood, then took on meatier roles in films like ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' and ''Film/JerryMaguire'' once people started writing him off as a pretty boy, and now is returning to action movies like ''Film/JackReacher'' and the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' sequels as he enters middle age.
* ContractualPurity: He opened his review of ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' with a brief rant about this in reference to Music/MileyCyrus' then-recent performance at the 2013 [[Creator/{{MTV}} Video Music Awards]]. He says that this phenomenon has been going on since Music/ElvisPresley's hip-shaking performance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' in TheFifties, and that it's time to stop being shocked about [[TeenIdol teen pop stars]] trying to become more "adult" as they get older.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: {{Discussed|Trope}} in his review of, appropriately enough, ''Film/NinjaAssassin''.
** Also invoked in Episode 56.
* ContinuityPorn, ContinuitySnarl: Discussed in the ''Big Picture'' episodes [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2568-Continanity "Continanity"]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4132-Continanity-Rebooted "Continanity Rebooted"]]. While he feels that focusing too much on continuity has a habit of producing a KudzuPlot over time, he doesn't feel that it's the big thing keeping new readers from getting into comics the way that many others do; rather, he feels that they need better marketing.
** Also discussed in the episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6074-Worlds-Within-Worlds "Worlds Within Worlds"]], which examined the late Dwayne [=McDuffie=]'s [[Series/StElsewhere Tommy Westphall]] hypothesis of television, and its criticism of comic books being too strict with continuity.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73toAMJ7rqY This picture is painted for this video to show the mentality of Nintendo's hugest, almost literally, cult supporters.]]
* CrazyAwesome: In-universe, when [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/ The Escapist]] made him start doing [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture The Big Picture]], he used a bit of the first video to officially dub his bosses as such.
* CreatorThumbprint:
** While he admits their obvious flaws, he has a love of Nintendo games and often uses Nintendo characters in the BRollRebus.
** The word "douchebag" pops up heavily when regarding hardcores or Michael Bay, becoming his mainstay word to describe someone/something he really hates (naturally people call him this).
** Discussed [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7367-Stuff-Bob-Likes here]]. To be specific: [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Monkeys]], [[ABoyAndHisX Dogs]], Monsters, [[{{Kaiju}} Giant Monsters]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]], Lesbians, HeavyMetal, Awesome Fight Choregraphy, {{Insufferable Genius}}es as protagonists, TheFifties, TheEighties and strangely enough HonorBeforeReason.
* CurseCutShort
--> Ah, finally. Just a good old-fashioned straight-up revenge movie. No [[Film/TheBookOfEli post-apocalyptic bible salesman]], no [[Film/{{Legion}} angels with guns]], no connection to anything remotely spiritual, religious, church-related or anything else that gets people's [[InternetBackdraft panties in a twist]] whenever I mention it. Ah, good. Good. ...Hey, who's in this again? *Shot of Creator/MelGibson as he appeared in Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist* Aw, Mother F- *Theme Plays*
** Repeated in his ''Film/IronMan2'' review:
--> I'd love to tell you all the thoughts that went through my mind about Scarlett Johansson and her performance in this movie... but this is a family show, so I'll have to summarize. HOLY-- *end credits*
* DarkerAndEdgier: "Violence is Golden", "Complex Issues" and "Building a Better Gamer" focus on more complex issues than most of his usual Game Overthinker episodes.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DespairEventHorizon: His review of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which lead to his HeroicBSOD mentioned below. Just listening to his voice when he says "They broke something in me" is nothing short of heartbreaking!
* DirtyOldMan: Shows tendencies of this sometimes, and says that's [[TakeThatMe he is a lecherous pig]] in his review for ''Love & Other Drugs''.
* DistaffCounterpart: The ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/9260-She-Hulk-Shaming "She-Hulk Shaming"]] mentions how Creator/{{Marvel}} created a bunch of these in TheSeventies, focusing on ComicBook/SheHulk in particular. Contrary to popular belief, these characters ''weren't'' created solely as {{Affirmative Action Girl}}s; rather, the success of ''Series/BionicWoman'' made Marvel realize that, according to their licensing deals with the networks running shows like ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' and ''Spider-Man'', they could create {{spinoff}}s starring [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] versions of the characters without paying Marvel a dime. As a result, Marvel created precisely those characters to avoid such a situation.
* DistractedByTheSexy: The production of ''Film/{{Salt}}'' foundered when it lost its star, but then Creator/AngelinaJolie signed up for the action, which is great. Really great. Mmm-hmm. Yeah... weren't we reviewing a movie?
* EasyModeMockery[=/=]ItsEasySoItSucks: Strongly critical of these tropes, feeling them to be signs of an insularity in gamer culture that is locking non-hardcore gamers out of enjoying the medium. His opinion is that, if there's also a "normal" mode, then people shouldn't be complaining. He feels that gamer culture's obsession with difficulty as a measure of a game's quality is a relic of the arcade era, when games were designed to be difficult so as to suck down quarters.
* ElementalPowers: Obtained from the gems acquired by [[PowerCopying defeating]] [[PlayingWithFire Pyrothinker]] and [[KillItWithIce Cryothinker]]. The [[DishingOutDirt Earth-oriented]] gem can raise zombies. The [[BlowYouAway Air gem]] was the power source for Robothinker.
* EvilTwin: The Antithinker.
* FalseDichotomy: Separating people into the IfJesusThenAliens groups in a recent episode, labeling people as either 'thinkers' or 'believers.' There's a bit of dodgy research with using Lisa Simpson to represent the 'thinkers' group.
* FairyCompanion: [[SdrawkcabName Ivan]] the fairy intern. Occasionally doubles as ExpositionFairy.
* {{Fanservice}}: The hot model pics.
** In his ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' review, he notes that this was the ''only'' reason the movie was worth watching at the time, since boobs were hard to find back in the early 80's, let alone cartoon boobs.
* FastForwardGag: He sometimes speeds up part of his voice-over in order to make the video fit the standard ~10-minute length while still including all the [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness BIG WORDS]] he wants to use. It is usually accompanied by a graphic of a chipmunk and a cup of coffee.
* SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] Discussed. Bob believes you can make a good movie out of anything, "but [[{{Literature/Twilight}} sometimes]] you have to [[AdaptationDecay rip out its guts]] [[TropesAreNotBad to do it]]."
* FranchiseOriginalSin: InUniverse example; in the ''Intermission'' editorial [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/9521-Consequences "Consequences"]], he cites four examples of great films that he feels started some of the more annoying and/or problematic trends in various film genres, and in moviemaking as a whole.
* FreudianExcuse: He admitted once that he was bullied in high school, and his comments seem to give away that his resentment from that era is one, if not the main reason behind his criticism to certain things. Like the "douchebag" video game crowd that came with the Play Station generation (especially UsefulNotes/XBox Live FPS users), his hatred towards the 90's (the decade in which he went to high school), and his fondness for ComicBook/{{Magneto}}-like villains. He's also specially done a ''Big Picture'' episode about nerd reactions to such actions and the mindset that if one was bullied, they can't in turn be a bully themselves. He admits that he's talking to himself as much as he is to the viewer.
* TheFutureIsShocking: The Retrothinker's arrival in the present day sees him shocked by what gaming has become, [[spoiler:leading to his FaceHeelTurn into the Necrothinker]].
* GenreDeconstruction: He [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmSI0Ua2Uvg describes]] ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' as a this to the IJustWantToBeSpecial fantasy of creative misfits whose geeky interests and outcast nature turn out to be their source of superiority, as seen with the ComicBook/XMen, [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]], [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]]. He sees this trope as carrying the unstated implication that creative misfits and ugly ducklings who ''don't'' "show them all" later in life deserve all the mockery they get from their peers, which is part of the reason why he loves ''Bob's Burgers''. Bob and his family members are all invested in one creative field or another, except they're all ''bad'' at it... yet this doesn't matter, because, at the end of the day, they're still portrayed as a loving family who all have value as human beings.
* GenreKiller: [[invoked]] In his review of ''Film/{{Noah}}'', he stated that the rise of [[MoralGuardians the Religious Right]] as an organized force and the downfall of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode both killed the Hollywood religious epic. The former, in his view, created a divide between secular and religious viewers, with the conflicting demands of the two groups being impossible for Hollywood to satisfy, while also creating the stereotype of religious films as being [[TheMoralSubstitute Sunday-school proselytizing]]. The latter, meanwhile, eliminated the main justification Hollywood filmmakers had for making religious films -- claiming that the material in one's film came from Literature/TheBible made it easier to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get the censors to allow gratuitous sexuality and violence]].
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Yes. Every female character in every movie gets ranked based on how much she appeals to Bob's carefully explained tastes.
* HeavyMetal: Bob uses the metal fandom's rejection of neo-Nazi skinheads latching onto them as a model for how gamers should react to their medium's association with fringe whackos (like the Oslo killer) and disgruntled youth.
* HeroicBSOD: His review of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', he wasn't exactly a fan of the first one (so much so he had to do two reviews: An initial one and a another going in-depth why he didn't like it). But the sequel made him so depressed, he released the review early (on a Wednesday rather then a Friday), lead the show in with no theme music (something he normally only does when extremely pissed)... heck, he even replaced the normally red background with a black one to reflect his mood. But the worse of it was that the movie was so bad to him, he talked of rejecting the Spider-Man series and ''his own film reviewing gig'' just because. Wow.
* HistoryOfHollywood: He's done a series of episodes on this subject for ''The Big Picture''.
* HypocrisyNod:
** In the "Building a Better Gamer" video, Bob acknowledges the hypocrisy of a fat man telling people to get in better shape.
** In the ''Intermission'' editorial [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/10042-I-Wrote-That-Crap "I Wrote That Crap!"]], he talks about the phenomenon of film critics who, when given a chance to [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter make their own movies]], often turn in products that are as bad as the films they criticize so venomously. Proving that he's not immune to this, he then describes a pair of film scripts he wrote in his younger days that, in hindsight, are just downright ''awful''.
* IncestYayShipping: Occurs with his audience InUniverse when he reviews ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
--> '''Bob:''' And the first thing that makes it a different kind of Disney fairy tale is that it's fundamentally a love story between two women. \\
([[LesYay cut to a poster]] of ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColor'') \\
'''Bob:''' No, not like that, guys. C'mon, cut it out. They're sisters. \\
(cut to a poster of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_My_Sister Sister My Sister]]'') \\
'''Bob:''' I said, cut it out!
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha:
-->'''Bob:''' A slew of material came out of this premise. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it from Japan and featuring giant robots and therefore awesome.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Inverted. He calls himself out on insulting Creator/MichaelBay:
-->"I said that the movies of Michael Bay were made by a douchebag for douchebags, and that wasn't fair. I don't know Michael Bay, for all I know he's a perfectly nice person. Oh, his movies are still made for and primarily enjoyed ''by'' douchebags, but there's no reason to stoop to personal attacks."
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Invoked for discussion in "Junk Drawer Rises", with regard to the trope's usage in response to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'':
--> '''Bob:''' On the one hand, in theory, it's a valid question to raise in the broader sense of gaming criticism and journalism grappling with the monetization of nostalgia as "generation NES" enters its 30s and 40s. On the other hand, yeah, even apart from personal preference, I see a ''distinct'' difference between [[{{Franchise/SuperMarioBros}} a franchise that spends two decades in a state of near-constant innovation and change, moving between different genres, playstyles, mediums, polishing some, inventing others, that decides after 25 years to start also doing a series of revival entries for kicks]]...and [[{{VideoGame/CallOfDuty}} a series]] that has innovated precicely [[{{VideoGame/ModernWarfare}} ONCE]] in 9 years. Or [[{{VideoGame/MaddenNFL}} a series]] whose last innovation of any kind was, "Hey, what if they're in 3D from now on"? I mean, this is kind of like getting mad at the [[{{Music/PaulMcCartney}} surviving]] [[{{Music/RingoStarr}} members]] of [[{{Music/TheBeatles}} the Beatles]] for mostly playing Greatest Hits at their concerts. When YOU record ''Help'', ''Rubber Soul'', ''{{Music/Revolver}}'', ''[[{{Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand}} Sgt. Pepper]]'', [and] ''{{Music/The White Album}}'' in the course of only 5 years, YOU can rest on your laurels, too."
* IWantMyJetpack: Devoted an entire ''Big Picture'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/4936-Science episode]] to this subject.
* {{Irony}}: Discussed the "modern" definition of the term (namely, the "ironic" enjoyment of old SoBadItsGood GuiltyPleasures) in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/7373-Dumping-Irony "Dumping Irony"]].
* JitterCam: One of his {{Pet Peeve Trope}}s, along with [[FoundFootageFilms the "found footage" genre]] that makes heavy use of it, though he sees why they're so popular nowadays. He feels that, for the generation that grew up with camera phones and [[Website/YouTube social]] [[FriendingNetwork media]] as ubiquitous parts of their lives, this style of filmmaking is associated with realism, i.e. something that looks like it was shot on the street by random passerby rather than by a professional film crew.
* JukeboxMusical: Does not like the genre, and discussed his disdain for it in his reviews of the film adaptations of ''Film/MammaMia'' and ''Theatre/RockOfAges''.
* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] He [[http://moviebob.blogspot.com/2016/01/note-following-piece-is-possible-in.html argues]] that this happened to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in season 19, viewing it as the point where Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone finally "got old". After years of being the transgressive, anti-establishment Gen-X voices mocking overbearing moralism and hypocrisy of all sides, he feels that the overarching story of season 19 felt less like their usual satirical take on politics and pop culture and more like it was simply them grumpily bemoaning the viewpoints and culture of the rising millennial "Website/{{Tumblr}} generation" -- especially given that all the complaints they raise are [[FullCircleRevolution eerily similar]] to complaints that had been raised against ''South Park'' itself in the past. He also notes how Parker and Stone seemingly anticipated that this would happen to them, with the appropriately-titled season 15 episode [[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld "You're Getting Old"]], which Bob now feels has become even HarsherInHindsight.
* LampshadeHanging: Most of the time, less pointing out the tropes he uses, and more acknowledging them.
* LaughTrack: The Retrothinker's appearances after the Necrothinker arc have all been done in a {{sitcom}}-style manner, complete with this.
* LighterAndSofter: Escape to the Movies is done in less serious and less acknowledging tone than The Game Overthinker.
* MetaGuy: Bob himself obviously by the nature of his job, also Ivan the Intern frequently fills this role in the Game Overthinker segments with frequent [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]]
* MeaningfulName / SdrawkcabName: Ivan is a fairy companion whose name backwards is Navi.
* MoralLuck: Discussed in ''The Big Picture'', when he compares the success of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' with the failure of the much-maligned ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' movie. He notes that the unconventional concepts for both films were a gamble going in, but the same risks praised for ''Guardians'' are condemned for ''Howard'' just based on audience reception, which filmmakers can't fully predict (however hard they try).
* MurderSimulators: Like most gamers, he rejects the idea that violent video games (and, by extension, other media) are responsible for violent actions, noting that ''DuckHunt'' and ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' didn't contribute much to violence. If anything, he thinks it's the other way around, and that the reason why so many modern games are so violent and fixated on shooting things is because they come from an American culture in which guns, masculinity, and rugged individualism factor heavily into the national mythos, and that it's this culture that is more to blame for America's rampant gun violence.
* NoEnding: MovieBob[=/=]The Game Overthinker doesn't really find a conclusive point in "Who Will Be Remembered?" other than you will never rid the world of VideoGame/{{Kirby}}, and that he wouldn't have it any other way.
* NostalgiaFilter: Bob is a decidedly old-school-centric gamer, and has admitted as much on multiple occasions.
** Played straight and averted, respectively, with his treatment of TheEighties and TheNineties. Bob is ''not'' a fan of the latter decade, frequently accompanying mentions of it with a stock photo of [[Film/TheWrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson]] with the caption "The '90s sucked" (fully aware of the irony of quoting a DiscoDan character to prove his point), and while he's willing to admit that there was quite a bit of good stuff in that decade, he has little love for most of the pop culture trends of the time ({{Nineties anti hero}}es, [[PostModernism post-modern]] teen horror, et cetera). On the other hand, he loves the '80s, cheesiness and all. He states that this was because the '90s were his awkward, schlubby teen years that came in between his wondrous childhood in the '80s and his present-day success as an internet personality.
** He's also [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6962-The-90s-Didnt-Suck examined]] pop culture's treatment of the '90s as a cultural dead zone and its inability to sum up what exactly the general "theme" of the decade was (like how it associates TheFifties with social conservatism, TheSixties with the counterculture, and TheEighties with materialism). He finds the answer to this in Francis Fukuyama's famous treatise ''The End of History'', stating that the West's victory in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar had produced [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell a sort of ennui]] that, in turn, produced a culture of nostalgia and introspection. [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]], of course, quickly shattered that culture.
** Averted with [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5140-The-Simpsons-Is-Still-Funny-Pt-1 his treatment]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While going over the older seasons, Bob noticed that most of the episodes he thought were comic gold as a kid didn't age well in his eyes, while the episodes he thought were boring when they first aired became much better now that he was [[ParentalBonus old enough to appreciate the humor]]. He concludes that ''The Simpsons'' didn't [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]] like its fans thought it did, but rather, its fans grew up and their tastes in humor changed, and ''The Simpsons'' didn't change with them. Plus, there's the fact that the show, a broad satire of the greater pop culture, is a relic of a time stretching from roughly 1950-2000 when pop culture was largely monolithic[[note]]As in, most mainstream Americans, apart from those on the cultural fringes, watched the same three or four TV {{networks}} and the same movies, received the same news, listened to the same music, read the same books, et cetera.[[/note]] -- the early '00s, the time most commonly cited as when ''The Simpsons'' "stopped being funny", is also the time when the internet and cable television fragmented pop culture into a million little shards and {{subculture}}s.
** Examined with his treatment of the infamous ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline "ComicBook/OneMoreDay", specifically in comparison to the then-recent "Superior Spider-Man" arc that was being compared to it. It's a bad storyline, to be sure, but it's nowhere near the worst thing that ever happened to Spider-Man. Instead, having gone through Marvel's DVD box set of every ''Spider-Man'' comic from TheSixties to today, he concludes that it's merely the worst thing to happen to Spider-Man ''in the age of internet fandom''; had the internet been around for such events as the "black costume", then "One More Day" wouldn't be seen as the nadir of the ''Spider-Man'' comics.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
** For ''{{Devil}}'', and emblematic of the whole movie's stupidity:
--> A character who we're supposed to regard as the grounded rational and moral centre of the entire story proves that they're in the presence of the Devil [[YouFailLogicForever by throwing a piece of toast in the air and seeing if it lands butter-side-down]]. [Reverb] '''I. AM NOT. MAKING. THAT UP.'''
** Done constantly during his review of ''[[StreetFighter Street Fight-]]'' uh, [[FanFilm "Future Cops"]] because of the film's over-the-top nature.
* NotSoDifferent:
** States this between ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''.
** At times, Bob himself can come off as this in relation to "hardcore" gamers.
* OccidentalOtaku: Discussed. He feels that childhood rebellion is part of the reason why so many young people in the US embraced Japanese culture in the form of video games and, later, anime and manga. As he sees it, back in TheEighties (the time in which this trope first began to develop), most kids' parents viewed Japan as [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld America's economic rival]], while their grandparents still remembered Japan as having been [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII America's enemy]].
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He usually maintains a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Newscaster / Midwestern]] accent, but sometimes his native UsefulNotes/{{B|oston}}awstin accent slips through or he just doesn't bother hiding it.
** As of about mid-2016, he's pretty much given up on hiding his accent.
* OscarBait: He has accused ''TheKingsSpeech'' of being this, even going so far as to make his video review of it into a "How To Make Oscar Bait" instruction video.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: He listed ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' as the best movie about a talking tow-truck you'll see this year.
* PanderingToTheBase: [[invoked]] When the JISM guard in the episode "Titanfoul" accuses him of doing this with his opening monologue about games being ever-lasting, he replies "that's not pandering, ''this'' is pandering" and cuts to Ivan singing [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Let It Go"]]. (With the caption "Here you go, Website/{{Tumblr}}.")
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:
** Inverted. Bob ''hates'' people who use "PC" as a [[TheWarOnStraw strawman]] to defend themselves from accusations of sexism and bigotry, and has frequently [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2783-Correctitude called them out on it]]. If anything, he feels that it's political ''in''correctness[[note]]specifically, assholes using "political incorrectness" as a cover for being assholes[[/note]] that's gone mad.
** He also takes this view [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2008/05/episode-eight-mississippi-pwning.html in both of his]] [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2009/05/episode-twenty-three-mississippi-pwning.html "Mississippi Pwning"]] videos.
** In the ''Game Overthinker'' episode [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2013/10/episode-87-gtav-is-not-satire-probably.html "'GTA V' Is Not A Satire (*Probably)"]], he also discussed a related subject, that of [[VulgarHumor "shock value" comedians]] attempting to justify their racist and sexist humor by claiming that [[ParodyRetcon it's actually satirizing racism and sexism]].
** He did, however, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/highdefinition/11218-The-Colbert-Retort take issue]] with the #Cancel[[Series/TheColbertReport Colbert]] campaign on account of this trope, claiming that the people criticizing Creator/StephenColbert had missed the context of his joke[[note]]Making fun of the owner of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Washington Redskins]] for defending the team's controversial name[[/note]] entirely. He attributes this to what he feels is an inability on the part of social media, by its very rapid-fire nature, to "get" the sort of long-form satire that ''Series/TheColbertReport'' revolves around.
** He also notes that he dislikes what the heavy [[TheFundamentalist religious mindset]] did to old Bible Movies, turning them from "Sexy, sprawling spectacle" to "strident moralism and eschatological doomsaying".
* PopculturalOsmosis: Bob peppers his videos quite liberally with geek culture references, and figures we'll get them.
* ProudToBeAGeek
* {{Qurac}}: Uses the term "[[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed Noniraquistan]]" when describing the plot of the original ''Modern Warfare'' game.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The big showdown between [[spoiler:Robothinker and Necrothinker]] that was planned for episode 82 had to be delayed due to the New England Blizzard of 2013. In-universe, this was attributed to Cryothinker.
* RealMenWearPink: [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2734-MovieBob-FAQ He stated that he bakes.]]
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: His Big Picture video "Pink is not the Problem" is essentially a takedown of this trope.
* RecycledInSpace: He [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6552-Original-Geek-Girl described]] the early {{Supergirl}} comics as ''Literature/NancyDrew'' with superpowers.
* RedundantParody: He [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/10212-Calling-a-Kid-the-C-Word feels]] that ''Website/TheOnion''[='=]s crude Tweet about nine-year-old Oscar nominee [[Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild Quvenzhané Wallis]] being [[CountryMatters "kind of a c**t"]] wasn't pure rudeness like many people were claiming, but rather, [[StealthParody an attempt at satire]] that fell flat because it too closely resembled the snarky, insulting tabloid culture that it was trying to make fun of, without any indication that it was a parody (hard to do when you're on Website/{{Twitter}}).
* ReverseCerebusSyndrome: The Game Antithinker StoryArc is more satirical than MovieBob's newer episodes. The change has produced a bit of a BrokenBase.
* RuleOfCool: Reviewing ''Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'', he admits "I'm probably predisposed to liking ''anything'' that has a scene of a gorilla beating up a helicopter."
* RunningGag:
** Shigeru Miyamoto showing up when God is mentioned. Although he also uses [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Princess Rosalina]] for this.
** There are loads of {{Visual Pun}}s (see below), and a number of other running gags.
** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis COMICS! ARE! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIRRRD!!]]'''
* {{Satan}}: Did a two-part ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8735-The-Devil-You-Know-Part-I Big Picture]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8754-The-Devil-You-Know-Part-II episode]] on the history of Western culture's idea of Satan and how it evolved over the centuries.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5685-Wrongs-Rights "Rights & Wrongs"]] as it pertains to why {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/XMen won't be showing up in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse anytime soon, and why Sony and Fox are churning out new entries in those properties (and others).
* SelfDeprecation:
** Bob believes fat people to be amusing... citing himself as an example.
** "I'm well aware that there's at least already one of you out there itching for this to end so you can run to the forums and get busy firing off some oh-so-clever missive about how film geeks only like to shit all over [[HollywoodHypeMachine marginally talented hot actresses]] like [[Creator/MeganFox [Megan] Fox]] because we're using them as proxy punching bags for all the women who wouldn't fuck us back in high school. Well, to you sir or madam, I say... So?"
** A pretty big example in "The Prophecy of ''Freakazoid''", when talking about the expectations of the internet in the mid-90's;
--> While the promise remains, the internet has become a vast ocean of [[MemeticMutation memetic self reference]], funny cat videos, pop culture revivification, and droning videos where embittered 30-something men re-frame their own nostalgic detritus in quasi-scholarly verbiage in a desperate attempt to recast their youth as something other than misspent. *ahem*
** His ''Intermission'' editorials [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/10042-I-Wrote-That-Crap "I Wrote That Crap!"]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/10150-I-Also-Wrote-That-Crap "I (Also) Wrote That Crap"]], in which he discusses the past film scripts that he had written. They include [[BMovie B-grade]] monster movies, a SlasherMovie about geek/Comic-Con culture, a ''Creator/{{Troma}}''-[[BloodyHilarious esque]] spoof of the War on Drugs, and an AuthorFilibuster with a MartyStu protagonist; looking back, Bob regards all of them as SoBadItsGood ''at best''. He also discusses the stereotype of film critics being aspiring filmmakers who washed out on the road to realizing their dreams.
** He seems perfectly aware of his long-windedness, and has pointed it out or lampshaded it on several occasions, including the recurring appearance of a "Hyperactive Chipmunk" [[note]]Where Bob speeds his voice up to condense a long analysis, thereby sounding like a chipmunk in the process[[/note]], and at one point saying, "This is the Game ''Overthinker'', not the Bob-Gets-Right-to-the-Fucking-Point Show."
** After a growing number of fans started calling him out on his constant plugging of ''Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick-by-Brick'' at the end of his videos, he made the plugs [[ShamelessSelfPromotion shameless to the point of parody]], consisting of him literally waving the book in the air while yelling "BUY MY BOOK!" repeatedly. Which itself is a reference to WesternAnimation/TheCritic.
** He opened episode 87 of ''The Game Overthinker'', a TopTenList of the best games of the [[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames Seventh Generation]], mocking how such lists were everywhere at the moment, used as meaningless filler, before concluding that he might as well make one of his own.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: Ends his Big Picture segments with "I'm Bob, and that's The Big Picture."
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Usually accompanied with the graphic "Big Words".
* ShapedLikeItself: Describing the performances in ''Film/{{Thor}}'':
--> And AnthonyHopkins as Odin is...[[LargeHam Anthony Hopkins]]. ''[[CoolVsAwesome As Odin]]''.
* ShoutOut: While revisiting ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', he points out the first rule of internet gaming culture is to never disagree with the mass opinion. The second rule is to never do a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Let's Play of]] ''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Bart's Nightmare]]''. (With a little subtitle saying he thought it was funny.)
** In in episode 73, [[SdrawkcabName Ivan]] loves [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]]. Very funny, MovieBob.
** During the credits of his ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' review, Bob compares the NiceHat and red outfit Creator/MilaKunis wears in the film to that of the [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Red Mage]]. The fact that the film also features a woman in white and a woman in black makes this analogy even funnier.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Falls in the middle. While he'll deal with serious issues, or serious opinions, he'll usually be more serious, with some jokes thrown in. When he deals with something more silly, the jokes are more prevalent. His movie reviews usually fall under silly, with him giving his opinion in a easy-going tone, but can be more serious when going into complexity about the film.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Notes that one thing that ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' had in common was a lack of female figures, though the former wins for having two notable female characters (Princess Peach and Wendy O. Koopa)
* SpoilerOpening: Episode 73 of The GameoverThinker introduced a new intro, the intro said "featuring" but included [[spoiler: several villains he already defeated]]. [[spoiler:Episode 78 saw the return of the Cyro and Pyrothinkers]], [[spoiler: Antithinker]] also returned an episode after the intro was introduced, but this had already been alluded to. The very same intro averted this by initially excluding [[spoiler: Omegathinker]].
** And the spoiler opening finishes out in episode 81 when [[spoiler: Retrothinker grabs the earth gem and becomes Necrothinker again]]
* StealthPun: In his review of ''Film/GreenLantern'', when Bob says that Warner Brothers "struck out" trying to make a superhero movie that's not Franchise/{{Batman}}, he shows a picture of baseball player Jim Reynolds striking out. [[note]] Hal Jordan is played by RyanReynolds.[[/note]]
* TheStinger: In his "Escape to The Movies" series.
* StopBeingStereotypical: The entire point of #33, "Building a Better Gamer".
* StoryArc: Episode 43 had Game Overthinker's EvilCounterpart, the Anti-Thinker, come in and [[HostileShowTakeover take over the show]], by teleporting Game Overthinker to Wario's Woods. Many have noticed the FollowTheLeader to the plotline based elements in Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses's shows. Bob is revealed to have superpowers to a degree and kills the Anti-Thinker, who returns several times after.
** The Overtinker series continued having this trend. He becomes a vigilante fighting video game mooks for the local police chief Commissioner Bunnyface and ninja Senator Lieberson. He battles elemental ninjas Pyrothinker and Cryothinker who are demolishing arcades as payback after Bob killed their dad Strawman. He then meets Retrothinker, a time-displaced 1980s TV host who became a HumanPopsicle to see the future of video games. He was turned evil by the show's mysterious BigBad, becoming Necrothinker, who resurrects an army of forgotten game characters to destroy modern gaming, but is saved by Bob. The most recent arc involved the [[Film/TheTerminator Robothinker]], a renegade android who is destined to destroy the world, but a Dragonball-parodying time traveller named the Omega Thinker comes to the past to find a way to defeat him, with the Devil himself being introducd for further shenanigans. The arc ended with Robothinker's destruction, but Bob is housebound by Bunnyface when he learns who Retrothinker is, and Lieberson forms an anti-gaming Tea Party. The Anti-Thinker returns, frees Retrothinker from prison, and reveals to the Overthinker that the mysterious badguy who employed him, Retrothinker and the ninjas is called the Ultrathinker, a cosmic entity who needs the four elemental stones collected during the arcs to gain his own corporeal body.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He freely admits to this, saying that he likes to pick on on big names because it makes him feel big. Reading his twitter feed or blogs demonstrates this.
* StrawCritic: Of a sort. Bob is frequently guilty of making insulting generalizations about the people who disagree with him or criticize his output.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: InUniverse. After looking through and hating the entire Film/{{Twilight}} film series, he admits the last one, Breaking Dawn Part 2, falls so far into SoBadItsGood that it's a genuinely good movie experience
* TakeThat:
** Each major antagonist of the Overthinker series is a take that to parts of the video game community that Bob dislikes - The Anti-Thinker (hardcore gamers/the "douchebag" audience of re
* WhatWereYouThinking: He dedicated an episode of the Game Overthinker (and interrupted an arc) to question Activision in having Oliver North (who is, for lack of a better term, ''a war criminal'') as a spokesman for ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2''.
-->'''Opening Note''': The following episode of ''The Game OverThinker'' focuses on a controversial ad campaign.

-->While it is entirely possible that said ads may have changed or no longer be airing by the time you view this; ''The OverThinker's'' point is not that the ads should be pulled or changed, but rather to explain why making them in the first place was such a poor decision.