Phelous's epic Freak Out! upon discovering that the killer in I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer was a zombie fisherman? A zombie fisherman!? A ZOMBIE FISHERMAN!?, as well as a moment during his review of The Midnight Meat Train: the sharply dressed killer stands up, straightens his tie and gets on the eponymous subway train. Phelous sets the whole thing to the theme from Get Smart. It fits. Perfectly.
Speaking of "Phelous Knows What You Shouldn't Have Watched Last Summer", the start of the review merits a mention:
Phelous: "This movie sucks." —>The End
Another moment- this from the The Ruins review, when the corpse of Mathias' brother is found.
His running gag of calling the in-film website Fear Dot Com Dot Com.
Not to mention Dena Natali's part in the end skit. Her performance as the aforementioned Evil Website Woman achieves the right balance of funny and creepy.
Night of The Lepus
His Night of the Lepus review repeatedly splices in footage from the Star Trek episode "Shore Leave", specifically the scenes involving McCoy's encounter with the white rabbit. The effect is hilarious.
I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer
In his review of I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, the increasing tone of This Is Gonna Suck that creeps into his voice as he repeatedly asks "This is a comedy, right?"
The title image for Automaton Transfusion says "One of the films in decades." This troper literally laughed out loud.
Also deserves a Crowning Moment for the beginning of his Pulse 2006 review, where he combines three of the more prominent ads that played on Blip at the time (Fibre One, Madden NFL 11 - "Put your hands up", and The Pillars of the Earth) by having a skit of "I swear by all the advertisements, I will never care about your fibre."
Fourth advert (Yoplait) gets a mention as he walks away, saying he's going to go lose weight by eating yogurt.
The interruption by Jew Wario is hilarious. "Play. Play. Play. Play button!"
His dubbing-in of Arvin Sloane's dialogue over Ron Rifkin's character:
"The only person I blame... is Josh." "YOU SIMPLE-MINDED DILETTANTE!"
"I'm not imagining this!"
Rifkin gets out of his chair. "A few days ago, I would have done anything to keep you alive. And now, I don't care."
His reaction to Boone saying that keeping viruses on your computer is like "keeping nukes in your closet."
Phelous: "I'm purposely downloading viruses off the internet! I'M SUCH A BADASS! Oh, what a rush!"
From Pulse 2: when Michelle starts cleaning up the apartment, "Take on Me" begins to play, but Phelous cuts it off:
Phelous: "NO! She doesn't get "Take on Me!" She doesn't deserve it."
After mocking Friend-Meets-World's using the Wii version of Mortal Kombat Armageddon to play against his girlfriend (the Wii version doesn't have online multiplayer), Phelous makes a MK joke and expects Sub-Zero to hit him. Instead, Sub-Zero glitches into Ermac (an extremely nerdy inside joke amongst the Mortal Kombat fanbase).
His impersonation of what two people having sex over a webcam looks like: pushing the "insert" key over and over again, yelling "Insert! Insert! INSERT!".
The zombie fisherman was nothing compared to Pulse 3:
At the end, he watches the review again and is confused because of his lack of death. His video self then starts laughing demonically and prepares to kill him, just to be shot to death by Phelous with a zapper. After reviving and multiplying several times, he's finally dead, but Phelous sees one more inconsistency...
Phelous: "Wait, how can I shoot him through that? It's a flat screen monitor...and that's the only problem I have with that."
Sub-Zero: *triumphantly* "That one is for the guy up in the sky! (Calmer) That one is for you, Johnny Cage. Wait... is he dead still? I don't remember with him anymore. (To the camera) Anyway, I'm gonna visit Reptile before he turns into shitty CGI..."
Harry: *staring at a bloody wall where dogs were once chained up* "What the..? What is it?"
Phelous: "Blood. Hope it's not Cheryl's blood."
Cybil: "Have you got a gun?"
Phelous!Harry: "I got a shotgu- oh, wait, no I don't."
He also spends a lot of time calling the Air Screamers names and yelling at them for coming out of nowhere and kicking him in the head and nicknames the Rompers "Humpers" due to their attack animation.
When Harry is trying to explain the Otherworld to Cybil, he dubs in "Must be on drugs" after every sentence.
When he's in the restroom (I believe that's where he was, anyway), and hears a child crying from offscreen: "SHUT UP!" His tone when he yells it is hilarious.
Dead and Deader
His theory in Dead and Deader that it revolved around "Harbor Patrol" (An actress who played a Harbor Patrol agent in House of the Dead, an AMS Colonel in House of the Dead II: Dead Aim, and a mad scientist in Dead and Deader), in which he suspects the universe diverged when she got resurrected; she'd either be the leader of the heroes in 2 and lose her legs, or keep her legs but be a mad scientist in Dead and Deader. It's brought up at the end of the episode, where Phelous wonders what would've happened if he hadn't chosen to review the bad movies. In one sincerario, he just doesn't care. In the other?
Alternate!Phelous: (with red, glowing eyes) I NEED A BAD MOVIE TO REVIEW! I'LL KILL YOU ALL!
Uwe Boll's outburst of "Dun dun dun dunnnnn! Curien!" at the end of the House of the Dead: Funny Version made the whole movie almost worth it to Phelous. Almost.
And now it seems that it'll be a running gag with him.
In the same review, Boll's audio commentary is ridiculously unprofessional. He accepts phone calls and eats snacks while recording. Phelous, of course, wonders whether this was supposed to be 'funny'. Cut to... him belching and eating crisps as an unseen audience laughs at every single move he makes.
What really sells this part is how Phelous took some of the most overused comedy clichés (burping and laugh tracks) and actually made them funny.
The ending of his Thankskilling review, featuring Pester Z. Bum.
Making up lyrics to the musical theme for Triangle
From the Birdemic review: "This morning, flocks of seagulls- and I ra-a-an, I ran so far awa-a-ay!"
The ending of that review also qualifies. All 4 minute 36 seconds worth of it.
His reaction to the scene in which Rod and Nathalie walk on the beach (or more specifically, his reaction to the filmmakers' failure to edit out the sound of the ocean, which drowns out the dialogue): he devolves into a fit of Angrish, growling and roaring at the camera; this quickly cuts to a shot of him with a straight face, saying, "The editing is bad."
In a call back to La Horde:
"BIRDS!!! DON'T!!! WORK THAT WAY!!!"
He claims to interview Rod, the woodenly-acted protagonist of film, only to bring out an actual wooden rod.
Phelous: "Whoa, Rod, where was all this energy when you were filming??"
Boogeyman 2. Phelous discovers that the hospital director is played by Tobin Bell. Cue the Saw dialogue every time he talks!
Boogeyman 3 featured Erin Cahill as the lead role. When the cards are down and she is the only one left, Phelous says that there's only one thing she can do; morph intothe Pink Ranger.
Phelous clearly is on a roll once he starts reviewing Ulli Lommel's godawful original The Boogeyman series. His trademark use of meta-humour really serves him well here, since Lommel just kept splicing footage from the first movie together with new scenes, then called it a sequel. Particular highlights include:
The Boogeyman: A little boy, after sticking his head through a window and shouting "BOOGEYMAN!", gets killed pathetically when the window half-heartedly closes on his neck. According to Phelous, that death scene almost made up for everything else. Almost.
Boogeyman II: Phelous' sister, Kyna, has a cameo in the end skit. The ensuing deaths... really must be seen to be believed. They involve a car exhaust pipe... okay... and a toothbrush!
Return of the Boogeyman. Too many to mention, but here's one of the best:
Annie: "I finally won the battle over evil. The man with no face is gone. Now I must try on my stokings, to prove to myself one last time that I am free."
Phelous: "But now she's become the woman with no legs! Y'know what, that actually made too much sense for this movie."
He gets increasingly frustrated at the lack of continuity between movies... they even got the main character's name wrong! This culminates in his fake Retcon of the first Boogeyman review:
Phelous: "Hello, Phil? Philip? Are you there?" Past!Phelous: "Philip?" Phelous: "Yeah, that's your name now."
Pick any scene in the Meow Mix review. Anything is hilarious when it comes from a fluffy kitty.
Phelous D1 returns again at the end of the Hostel III review! ...and Phelous doesn't care.
D1: "Ha ha ha ha! You never should have installed that tatoo scanner on your door, Phelous!" Phelous: "No." D1: "Uh... anyway, welcome back to the Phelous in a Hat and Trenchcoat saga! I'm taking you to the elite 'hunt people who are bound up' club!" Phelous: "No." D1: "BUT I-" Phelous: "No." D1: "Come on I've got a really good storyline this time, honest!" Phelous: "No, you're supposed to be a cat still, so go back to that." D1: "He he he. But you see, time can be rewritten and stuff, so I-" Phelous: "No." D1: "I don't wanna g-" Phelous: "No." D1 (Suddenly becomes a cat): "Aw damn it!"
Julie & Jack
Pick any part of his Julie & Jack review together with Obscurus Lupa (along with some unexpected Tear Jerker at the end). It helps that their vastly different styles mesh surprisingly well.
All the Shredder-related jokes in his review of Turtles Forever.
Phelous: "No fucking shit, Shredder. The dimensional portal sent you to another dimension?" Shredder: "Oh, how was I supposed to know that's what the dimensional portal was for? I thought it was used for making ice-cream." Phelous:*disbelief* "Ohh, what an idiot."
The cherry on the cake must go to the episode's stinger, however.
Several parts are highly amusing, but the best is when Phelous' character (who's a vampire in disguise) monologues about his past to himself, hoping that his Knight Templar partner (played by Lupa) won't find him out. Unfortunately, he was talking aloud instead of thinking... and Lupa was right next to him.
This scene also allows Phelous to insert unused excerpts of Mortal Komedy.
Child's Play 2
From the Child's Play 2 review with the Nostalgia Critic:
When Andy asks if he'll see his mother again:
Phelous: Let me check IMDB, honey. *checks Catherine Hicks' IMDB page* Nope. Your mom doesn't love you and she's never coming back.
The Brick Joke reference to Catherine Hicks' role in Star Trek IV
Phelous: I guess she was too busy with her precious Star Trek.
Critic: Oh no, this came out long after the Star Trek movie.
Phelous: Really? I thought "Homeward Bound" came out after this.
Critic: ...who are you?!
The Critic and Phelous swapping bodies at the end...except it doesn't really work, but the Critic just keeps going on as if he's Phelous anyway, practically making fun of him. The icing on the cake goes to him interrupting the end of the Channel Awesome jingle by screaming the last notes.
Critic: *laughs* You should be the one doing this imitation , he sounds more like you!
Phelous' April Fool's review of his own Mortal Komedy, from start to finish. You could hardly get any more meta, and Phelous milks the concept for all its worth.
Killdozer: Like, the entire thing. I could just cut and paste the entire script.
"KILLDOZER DOES NOT RUN ON FUEL! KILLDOZER CAN RUN ON HATE!"
DeForest Kelly: "You stink... You stink..."
The battle between Killdozer and Life Crane is Narm Charm of the highest degree, and it is hilarious. One wonders if he wasn't channeling Symphony Of The Night with that one.
Amityville 4: Phelous's glosses over previous Amityville sequels (though he mentions that the house blew up in both films and somehow got better) because this is the one he's been waiting for; why? "EVIL FUCKING LAMP". The movie's absurd enough with having a haunted lamp as the villain, but he makes it even sillier; giving the lamp dialogue.
Evil Lamp: "THE BIIIIIRRRRD IS MIIIINE! AHAHAHAHA!"
Cat: "Eeee, whatever; it would have been a lot of effort to get into that cage, anyway..."
The scene with the little girl believing the lamp is her father. Cue her mother taking her away:
"I don't like the insinuation that I screwed a lamp! You are grounded!"
Of particular note, at one point we see the girl's room trashed, with crayon scribbles on the wall. This leads to an imagine spot of the lamp, holding crayons, walking into the room. "Ahahahaha! No one will suspect the lamp drew on the wall with crayon! No one suspects the laaaamp, haha!"
Riiing "Collect call from EVIL LAMP. Will you accept the charges?"
Halloweenie: They FUNSIZED my pumpkiiin! I'm lying, it's an orange. I don't know how to carve a pump- (straight to next cut)
Rob Zombie's Halloween 2
"Did you just talked? No! I don't want to hear another word from you. And I sure hope it doesn't happen again!" *Winks*
"Besides this is not a remake. This is an original... Pile of Crap."
The first dialog between Child!Michael and his mom.
Phelous!Child!Michael: I just feel a little sick after my actor change. Did we really need more scenes of me?
Phelous!Rob Zombie's wife: Of course we did, honey. We need to bring up the stupid white horse shit, because my ghost is gonna show up with one all the time, and it symbolizes stuff, so it's got meaning and shit. Clever, right?
Phelous: *Completely deadpan* No.
"I died so you don't have to~!"
The conversation between Laurie and the psychiatrist:
Psychiatrist: Laurie, they never found his body.
Phelous!Psychiatrist: There's no reason to be calm, Laurie. He's still out there. He's going to kill you! You need to panic right now!!
The scene where Loomis complaints about an old picture of "Old Loomis"... said photo is Donald Pleasence's.
Loomis declaring Michael Myers is Dead, spelling it "D-E-E-D".
Phelous: And we do see in fact Michael Myers IS fucking "Deed", as the Brawny man replaced him.
"That's right, the ghosts of Christmas get busted! I guarantee you, no other version of a Christmas Carol will have that!" *uproarious laughter*
His reaction to the tiny bird the butcher gives to the family.
"What the hell is that?! A pidgeon?! So Cratchit and his family are going to die from fine rat meat? You know, what? That's not even big enough to be a full grown pidgeon. This guy fucking killed a baby pidgeon just so he could give Bob Cartchit the smallest fucking bird possible."
"And we never see them again after this scene. So yeah, they fucking starved to death. (Beat) Merry Christmas!"
Also pointing out that Egon has to risk his molecular structure, when Slimer could get there instead.
"Scrooge's anti-christmas message must have even resonated with the afterlife, as even stupid Slimer also hates it now, which means he's gonna be even more useless than usual! As instead of sending Slimer to get the ghosts back for them, Egon has to risk altering his molecular structure to that of a ghost so he can go find them."
(Deadpan) "Yeah, almost like you can go instead, you stupid sack of shit."
"Yeah! Get sucked in, Slimer! Oh, damn."
Sonic Christmas Blast
The title card from the Sonic Christmas Blast episode.
Phelous dubbing over Scratch's lines (and especially his Annoying Laugh).
The constant game overs.
Santa Claus' pessimistic defeatism triggering the ending credits at least four times.
"If you do drugs, you go to Hell before you die. Please."
Stating that he hopes that Nintendo never gave Yoshi a baby mentality again. Cue clip from Yoshi's Story
Phelous:(shaking his fist)Damn you, Yoshi...!
His reaction to the bug-eyed cave children.
The ending where he gets a mushroom cap, much to his horror. This is followed by end credits consisting of various characters dancing to "Do The Mario".
Phelous expresses his love of Bowser's plan: to blow Santa up.
Santa:(as Bob-ombs fall from the sky)Ho-ho-holy shit!
Watching "New Phelous" attempt to read/pronounce "The Magic of Scheherazade"
"And now, let's review 'The Magic of Ooh-Sha-Her-Zid-Zad-Doo'... 'Ooh-sha-hair-raz-add-doo'... 'Ooh-sha-rizza-had-sah-doo'... 'Jah-rer-rer-rer-rer-zad'... 'J-j-jeh-her-eh-zir-rad-der'... 'Ooh-ja-ja-her-ah-zer-aid'... Ok, this font is stupid."
Followed by Phelous D1 scolding him for "...making fun of my favorite game, The Magic of... ...My favorite game!"
In yet another Take That, New Phelous reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game exactly like The Irate Gamer did.
This brief callback:
ChaosD1: "SUNSETS!!! DON'T!!! WORK THAT WAY!!! No, seriously, uh, Phelan, you and Welshy gotta stop trying to shoehorn in that catchphrase for me to say. It's fuckin' stupid."
Whenever Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees appear, but the best has to be Freddy Michael Voorhees.
Bootleg Zone videos
For starters the Title Cards read: "The Bootleg Zone... with Phaylus
After Phelous points out a red splotch near the mouth of one of the Prodigy Pets, he performs a little skit about Pikachu walking through "Pokémon Land"note Phelous' table with Burger King Pokeballs scattered about and getting attacked by a vampire.
Performing a Prodigy Pet Poke-Rap...with just Pikachu.
Acting out an episode of Power Rangers with the Turbo Galaxy Rangers.
Bat Hero acts utterly pathetic and whiny as a crimefighter, to the point where he even mistakes other crimefighters for criminals. After he kills the Turbo Galaxy Rangers and unwittingly helps Krang steal their transporter, all of the bootleg toys that Phelous reviewed up to that point have Bat Hero lynched.
Bat Hero: "Hmm, my bat sense is tingling."
Blue Turbo Galaxy Ranger: "That's Spider-Man!"
The Ninja Turtles deciding to beat Shredder...with guns.
Removing Leo's kimono in Karate Turtles Warriors complete with sexy music, followed by:
"Nakedness in a half shell! Flasher power!"
Part of The Stinger of the Flying Ranger Bootleg Zone video. Goku arrives, wanting to be a Flying Ranger as well, but is told he can't because he doesn't have wings.
Goku: I have an idea!
*gets shot with a Little Pluckies Ninja Protects, and reappears with a halo and angel wings*
Flying Ranger: Great! Now you can be a Flying Ranger too!
Goku: Nope, I'm dead!
*ascends to Heaven*
Krang congratulates Steffi Love, the Glitter Diva, for humiliating Bat Hero, calling her more evil than Bebop and Rocksteady. Steffi admits that it doesn't take much to act more evil than them. Bebop and Rocksteady try to counterargue by boasting that at least they haven't eaten any computer chips that day.
After Phelous discovers that Steffi Love has her own theme song, he makes a music video for it, which consists mostly of Steffi beating people up and hanging out with villains.
Titanic-Bot has Phelous making fun of how stupid it's a Titanic knock-off to be offended by it.
"Now, How big of an asshole would I be if I put ICE on it? Haha! (Beat) I'm doing a TITANIC THAT TURNS INTO A TRANSFORMER. It's too late for dignity now."
Bat Hero and Steffi Love try to use the Titanic-Bot to re-enact Rose "flying" in Titanic, but fall face-first into the water due to it being too small for Bat Hero to stand on.
Phelous and Lupa referring to a red-clad Batman and a black-clad Spider-Man as "Spider-Bat and Man-Man", respectively.
Since Man-Man can't hold his web-shield properly, Phelous and Lupa try to find an alternate use for it. First, they stick it in the hole in Man-Man's behind, and spin it around while laughing and playing circus music. Then, they put it in the hole in Man-Man's head, and refer to it in the rest of the review as a hairpiece.
The Spider-Man Motorcycle review is just magical, particularly the siren. Its 'siren' is a peppy pop song and instead of racing around it bobs up and down like a very slow mechanical bull.
Phelous decides to review a bootleg Pokémon game, referred to as Pokémon: Strange Gold. It's actually Pokémon: Lost Silver, complete with Phelous succumbing to Lavender Town Syndrome.
—> "INFINITE PLEASURE!"*Cuts to him looking at the toy sadly*
The Filly Witchy review is especially funny to Bronies since Phelous may be secretly One of Us.
(After quoting Barry's lines) "Barry doesn't do it at all in this movie, so bet your ass I'm going to do it."
Phelous actually returned to watch RE-Extinction to count all the naked-Alice visible in the final shot.
Phelous: I hope you enjoy the pointlessness I put myself throught for these videos. You don't? Cool.
"And now we return to the "Alice Show", where we must save Alice because she's so damn important" (Alice's face mid-sentence, looking retarded) "DUUUUUUUUUUUUUH!!!"
The face was also used previously when pointing out Suburbia!Alice didn't bother to check if "Nicedriguez" was still alive after she picked them.
Phelous: (Retarded!Alice face pops up) Assholeeee!
Part 2 uses it again.
Phelous!Alice: (Sending Becky alone) Hey, run up ahead. I'll check my wound by myself, That way you can possibly get killed by a zombie by yourself. (Retarded!Alice face pops up) Duuhuuu!
After pointing out that the Red Queen created zombies that can shoot at people:
Phelous: Wow. Just, wow. I don't even care anymore. She may as well just pull out the rainbow-unicorn-zombie-she-created-online-made-real-from-a-virtual butt rain acid from the ceiling shoot them with his laser eyes. (All completed with a drawing of said unicorn)
Then another plot-hole from the Red Queen comes.
Phelous: Get ready for all the answers when the unicorn shows up!
In both parts, Phelous points out Alice is "supposed" to NOT having powers, still kicking zombie ass.
Phelous!Barry: (gets killed) Glad I was in this movie...
Phelous: Good waste of your Barry, Retribution. (adopts Barry voice) You're a stupidity sandwich.
Phelous: THIS MOVIE IS A FARCE! A FUCKING FARCE!
Also another big offender to him was that Barry and Jill never got to interact unlike the games, so he puts repetitions of their game exchanges.
Phelous: I don't care! It was worth it.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
As Phelous prepares for the review, he looks for a suitable Hyde in the mirror until he finds Sub-Zero. They each tell him to "do something else", while he responds with a deadpan "no". It gets funnier when Ed Glaser shows up in the mirror.
"Paul, the Genius Dumbass" is responsible for BB being unable to speak because he keeps pulling out memory cards on BB's motherboard.
Phelous gives BB his own voice acting; his Cookie Monster voice is totally fitting for the robot.
While his review of Jacob's Ladder is mostly depressing, due to Phelous acting more cynical and how it ends, it does have a funny moment where he talks about a scene he likes in the movie where Jacob hears a voice say "Dream on" in the hospital and the source is never shown. He wonders what would happen if those responsible for Silent Hill Revelation had written the scene. Cue the clip being edited with the infamous poptart jump scare and a Scare Chord.
After Aladdin and Paige make Blackbeard into what he is with the magic lamp, Aladdin cuts his beard, much to Phelous' aggravation.
"YOU DID THIS TO HIM, YOU STUPID ALADDIN-HOLE!"
Phelous notes that Cleopatra's servant girls wear really skimpy outfits, which normally show they underside of their breasts that barely cover their nipples. Then there is an off model shot of them that makes it look like they're wearing crotchless pants.
Phelous:WHAT THE FUUUCK?! Time for my rating: Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time gets a hard R for nudity!
Phelous notes that one of the recently released prisoners from prison is a skeleton, who prances around the street. He grimly says that now this undead abomination shall walk the earth forever!
The Time Machine (I Found At a Yard Sale)
The dinosaur and Phelous and Lupa's reactions to it.
As well as the running gag of a zoom-in on an Off Model still frame of his wall-eyed face as Phelous goes "EEYUUUUGGHN"
The naming of Beauty.
Phelous!Dad: I'll name you Beauty. (first ugly sister appears) Oh! Uh, never mind! Uh, I'll name you Beauty! (second sister appears) Oh, damn it! Uh, third time's the charm!
Phelous harping on the fact that the Beast is afraid he will die a Death by Despair...out of loneliness. Not out of a broken heart, but because he's lonely. Never mind the fact that he had been alone for plenty of time, or the fact that he could call Clara at any time to give him an anti-loneliness power-up.
As a Running Gag, Phelous inserted bootleg versions of Lumiere and Cogsworth.
When the father arrives to the castle the first time:
Phelous!"Lumiere": Bonjour, my friend! I'm Lumiere, and welcome to castle-
Dad: Woo, a delicious candle (eats the candle)
Phelous!"Lumiere": Sacre fuckin' bleu.
(Later. While the Beast is beating up snow)
Phelous!Beast: So, you dare to steal from me, Winter? I'll destroy you!
Phelous!"Cogsworth": So... The Beast is still punching snow, huh?
Phelous!"Cogsworth": So, Wanna see if the Beast two castles down needs some service?
In Part 2:
Phelous!"Lumiere": Ho ho! The return of Lumiere. Oh, screw it, I know this is just gonna end badly. I quit.
(Beauty and Beast are left alone in silence)
Clara being generaly useless:
First she can't distinguish between a door and a window. So she tries to get out from said "door".
Pointing out how even Clara seems so disinterested in the plot that she started to diss Beauty.
Also for the dance scene:
Phelous: Who's playing music? Is Clara a one-man band?
Phelous!Clara: (with a bunch of instruments infront of her) Wow, wow. There's a beauty and the asswipe or something, tale as old-... (Verbal Backspace) Oh, shit. That's the other one. Who gives a fuck. Goin' out to piss on those flowers.