In the video preview for the 2009 charity drive, his girlfriend (now wife) calls just to say goodnight, and he's so squeeful about it that he tells her she kicks ass and that he loves her.
Before the "Animaniacs Tribute" was put out, Doug got engaged to his girlfriend and called it the happiest day of his life.
Even better? Rob proposed to his girlfriend on the same day.
He said at Daisho Con that he was inspired by Lindsay to give a more general review at the end of his episodes. Seeing as how he started this gig before her and she was brought on to be his character's Distaff Counterpart, it gives you fuzzy feelings. He goes into more detail years later at Connecticon, saying he loved how she could make jokes while still making smart points, and that inspired him to do his "character/stories/sketches as analysis" style.
As soon as he saw her abortion documentary, he made a glowing recommendation on his facebook page. More details/context here.
The introduction to "Doug's Top Ten Movies He Hates But Everyone Else Loves" is basically Doug saying "everyone has movies that they like and dislike, it is all opinion, and nobody's is more valuable than anyone else". He's such a nice guy.
His video on winning the Mashable Award for Best Entrepreneur Of The Year. There aren't many people who can pull off looking 100% genuine when they say they don't deserve something like that.
The NC Special is half simple and nonsensical fun and half pure 'awww'. Oh, c'mon, who doesn't like some brotherly love?
Doug: You're ready?
Doug: I love you.
Rob gets his own back on the forums. Whenever the Fan Dumb says they're lazy or that Doug is stupid, he'll go into protective big brother mode.
Doug directing fans to vote for The Angry Video Game Nerd rather than Nostalgia Critic as Best Online Web Series during the Open Web Awards. The purpose was to not split a shared fanbase and allow other shows to win. When the Nerd found out, he made his own statement of thanks and declared a victory for him to be a victory for Doug as well.
After the credits of his Langoliers review, Doug comes on to do a hyperactive commercial saying that people can pre-order the Best of TGWTG Vol. 2 DVD. He then says that "we" get to have the special offer because we stayed after the credits, and then he says that we're awesome, and he loves us so much. It's quick, it's most likely something that sort of popped out in the hyper attitude of the commercial, but it's still sweet that even after all this time and all the crap some have to done to him, Doug still loves his fans.
At the end of his video game commentary on the DVD, he adds in a quick "I love you all".
This facebook post from him where he basically says how much he dislikes set gender roles. Especially remembering some of the worry people had over the Airborne review.
The ridiculous amount of effort he puts into getting reviews and sketches out is kinda inspiring. The guy even apologized once for only being able to get three shows out one week, holy crap.
His heartfelt post on how gay marriage is saving the sanctity of the practice because of all the obstacles they have to overcome, not destroying it.
In a Random Odds interview, his saying the main reason why his wife doesn't appear in his videos (other than a voice sometimes) is that he doesn't want to tell her what to do. Now that's a sweet husband.
He admitted at a con that he pretty much feels the same way about his colleagues, saying the directing part of anniversaries is the hardest because he never wants to be seen as nasty.
While it was a really funny exaggeration of his niceness, he being the only one in Phelous's review of House of Wax to not celebrate Paris Hilton's character's death and even being disgusted by the site's celebration of it was bizarrely d'aww-worthy.
In a con video, Doug actually bouncing in his chair in excitement for the next Twilight and Tommy Wiseau movies. The former is a bit awkward now due to how badly the actual film shook him.
In the same video, giving an audience member a giant glomp because the guy had got him a new pipe to use for Ask That Guy.
This video before the first big donation drive, both his acting like a six year old on crack and his ridiculously cute call with his girlfriend-now-fiancee.
After finding out that the daughter of Jim Jenkins, creator of Doug, watches his show, Doug made sure to send her a Facebook message that the Nostalgia Critic is just a character he plays who doesn't share his own opinions, and he doesn't actually have the burning hatred for her father's work that the Critic has.
There's something very uplifting about this facebook message:
I realize I have no answers to anything in life, none. I only have assumptions, some more probable than others. I know nothing for sure, and thank God. The possibilities then for anyone and anything are endless, and that gives me more hope and confidence than any answer of absolute certainty ever could.
Even with all his hate for Breaking Dawn, he still tries to make it clear that he doesn't think people who actually liked it are stupid or bad.
And a meta version. He was so upset by how the film handled abortion and what it felt a man would do in that situation that he was visibly shaking for over ten minutes. Cue over half the reviews asking him if he's all right.
For guys who have been abused, it means so much that as well as rightfully ragging on Edward for being a dick, he recognizes Bella's tendency to be emotionally abusive and hates her for it too.
Minor example, but he puts himself above most haters when he interrupts his bitching when he says he feels bad for Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart and hopes they do okay later on in their careers.
Just the fact that he didn't answer his phone and continue the review rather than interrupting it shows how much he cares for his fanbase.
His genuine belief that misogynists who'll force their girlfriends to get abortions exist at like 0.1% in the real world. This isn't some privileged white boy "you women are just complaining and I won't listen to you", he really does believe it.
“Don't make me pity this demographic [of teenage girls] any more than I already do.” Bonus points for nearly crying with anger as he says this.
His very sweet Thanksgiving post:
Things I am thankful for: My awesome family, the woman I love, great friends to be around, fans who enjoy my work, a wonderful crew and team of producers to work with, and, despite the fact that I enjoy a holiday that exists to remind of them, the fact that I will never truly need that holiday to make me remember how thankful I am they exist. Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
And again the following year:
Is there anything that justifies being thankful for the same things every year, like family, friends, people who enjoy your work, and a wonderful wife to love by your side? Yes, meaning it every single time you say it. Happy Thanksgiving!
More with how much he respects Lindsay; because he enjoys Ariel's curiosity and passion so much, he mostly ignored the backlash she got as a character. But it was the Chick's review of The Little Mermaid that made him realize for the first time that Ariel has the big flaw of being allowed to get away with everything and not having to change.
When he reviews Lilo & Stitch, he absolutely gushes over how well Disney portrayed a child character and her dysfunctional family. It was already evident with Critic being such a Papa Wolf, but the review just cemented how much Doug cares about children.
In his charity auction video, the tone of his voice when he talks about the Critic hat he's selling and the reason why he's so connected to it is because his fiancee gave it to him. He really does adore her.
Anyone who's been dragged to school because they were bullied so much will want to cling to him when he discusses how mainly he chose the charity because they help people who are scared to go in.
His Bart's Nightmare LP commentary, being the smart, self-deprecating, sweet guy we all know and love. Even when he admits he was brattily angry about the amount of hate he got, you can't really blame him and he was apologetic for that too.
At his Shadocon panel with Egoraptor, one fan wanted to hear him do the Bat-credit card joke, but he had thrown out his voice the previous day and was trying to save it. So Doug volunteered to have the guy give him his name and number, and he'd call him to do the joke over the phone once his voice recovered. Egoraptor then jumped in and did the joke, saying that he was Doug's "yell interpreter."
While Harsher in Hindsight, Egoraptor having a rare Sincerity Mode moment and saying how he really respects Doug for ending Critic at the right time. And Doug for his part quietly thanks him while putting his hand on his shoulder.
At another panel, an asshole asked Rob what it was like to be in his little brother's shadow. While Rob took it in his stride and made an Incest Subtext joke, Doug was the one to actually get pissed off.
One fan was disappointed that the NC review of The Grinch didn't include a takeoff on the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," so he wrote his own. Doug, not having much time to make an entry for the site's holiday video, elected to sing it in his best Thurl Ravenscroft impression. The fan was overjoyed, his first reaction to hearing Doug sing his song being "HOLY FUCKING SHIT, THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!"
At a Q and A con, a girl in the audience had trouble getting her words out. Doug turned on the keet mode, made her laugh and gave her a lift-up-off-the-floor glomp hug when she managed to ask her question.
The reason he gives for why everyone goes gaga over Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the way he says it is almost poignant. It's every childhood fantasy coming to life, and the cartoon characters are timeless, not manipulated into modern-day incarnations.
Matching Critic's Papa Wolf hate of the mother's crazy driving with her kid still in there, he admits in the Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea commentary that he's incredibly protective of children.
Doug: But there's a lot of stuff like, should you really be arguing that much in front of the kid, should you be that mean to the father... Um, spoken like a person who does not have kids, so there you go, what the hell am I talking about.
And while he admits that a lot of his jokes about Lisa/Riza being a bad mother (her apparent drinking and arguing with her husband in front of her son) are Played for Laughs, he is genuinely freaked out by her terrible driving and goes into just as much ranting about it there as he did in the review.
He spends half his commentary for The Grinch interrupting himself, remembering that the movie has lots of genuine fans, and he doesn't want to insult them.
In both the Transformers 3 and Jungle 2 Jungle reviews, he has pretty painful looking hickeys, obviously given by his fiancee. Not heartwarming by itself particularly, but what makes it sweet is how he keeps giving us chances to look at them, showing he's not embarrassed in the slightest and might even be a little proud.
An odd choice perhaps, but after the Hollywood Pudgy crap he gets, the majority of people in this post (where Doug said the best way to lose weight was to shoot a nine day film) either telling him to eat or that he was skinny enough already.
At the end of "The Making Of A Nostalgia Critic", with Doug basically showing us an entire week of work, he reassures us that he loves what he does and that it might be a long session, but it's usually not hard.
This post, made after his Fan Dumb harassed Mara Wilson by completely missing the point of "everything means something to someone" and forever telling her that the Critic hated her movies and that she is the unreasonable, hypocritical one for being offended in the first place. Extra bonus for Miss Wilson eventually coming over to the side of Mean Character, Nice Actor after disbelieving it for a while.
And to wrap it all up, she even makes an appearance in the Critic's review of another film she starred in, A Simple Wish.
The entirety of his commentary for A Simple Wish could fit here, but to narrow it down to one, his reassuring fans who worry he has self-esteem issues by saying he's proud of what he has (the site, his friends and so on) and it doesn't bother him if people take advantage of the way he Apologizes a Lot.
In the retake commentary, he calls every film, regardless of whether it's actually good or not, a little miracle. Aww.
In the real review of The Amazing Spider-Man, he spends a full minute and a half gushing about how this version's Gwen Stacy is such an awesome character, particularly for a superhero girlfriend.
Juliette Danielle, Lisa of The Room, loved the NCritic's review. Doug's responded, "Oh hi awesome lady with a great sense of humor."
Doug got married to his long-time girlfriend/fiancee on June 15th, 2012, topping it off with a honeymoon in the Caribbean. Many heartwarming praises were had. The Twitter hashtag for this topic was 'thatguywiththering'.
And in a relieving change from the norm, only one or two people bitched about getting a commentary instead of a review, most preferring instead to wish him a good holiday with his new wife because he deserves the break.
With the exception of Breaking Dawn, whenever he's ranting about something, he's still smiley and giggly and enjoying himself. It just goes to show you that he 100% means his “every film is a miracle regardless of quality” spiel.
After he announced that To Boldly Flee was the Grand Finale for the Nostalgia Critic, everyone from the site went on their Twitter and praised him for inspiring them to do their own web videos.
Doug and Rob, as brothers, are heartwarming in themselves. Here are two brothers who have lived together growing up and have now worked together for the past five years on videos when in general brothers usually each find their own jobs and career paths. They compliment each other greatly to the extent that the Nostalgia Critic reviews seem like they're written by one person instead of two. They proposed to their girlfriends on the same day, and both are now married. ...and they still work on videos together. Plus, their commentaries show that they are usually on the same brain wave, and when they do bicker, it's never totally serious.
The ending of the Top Eleven Nostalgia Critic Episodes, where he thanks the fans for making him feel like he's on top of the world and sounds inches away from happy-crying as he says it.
In The Worst Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed, he goes into a long story about how he wanted to see The Garbage Pail Kids Movie as a kid, but his mother would not let him. He ends by thanking his mother for that.
Noting at the beginning of the Patch Adams segment that he only hates the Robin Williams formula, not Robin Williams himself as he's an amazing talent.
When he's edging into probably too much hate for his tastes, he always goes back into his "every film can mean something to someone" ethic, setting him apart from Critic (who never even tried to understand that until Scooby-Doo) and Spoony's Played for LaughsFan Hater-ness.
Nothing to do with what he's talking about, but you might notice how he's constantly touching his wedding ring. That's adorable.
He's genuinely serious when he asks for someone who likes Garbage Pail Kids to come and talk to him, as he won't yell at them, he just wants to know how the film could be worth anything.
His little speech on how kids deserve the best in the film because it shapes their development.
How even though he admits there's no evidence for it, getting so upset at the thought of the babies in Baby Geniuses being treated badly.
Damned by Faint Praise, yes, but defending Manos because it wasn't made for kids like GPK and it was created by just a guy who had nothing.
After To Boldly Flee Doug announced that he would be bring the Critic back for special occasions. Since then, he has made a cameo in 2 of The Nostalgia Chick's reviews. Really cements how important his friends are to him.
Two weeks after he talks about the worst movies he had to endure, he goes back to chipper mode when he does his Top 11 Favourite Jokes.
And his reprimand for people who write women badly was very heartwarming. "This" *hold hands to his chest* "does not replace this" *taps head*. It really just warms you up inside.
While it could be seen as pretty obvious anyway, hearing that "like what you like" applies to sexual tastes too.
Talking about the Hamlet speech in the Tom and Jerry movie review, and calling it his tribute to all his childhood memories of the show. Bonus for how he also realizes that nothing about the franchise got trashed because it was just a stupid movie that nobody watched.
Giggling so hard at the "Ghost Of Christmas Phelous" that his hand starts shaking. It's cuter when you see it.
After all his (understandable really) complaining that he's sick of having to do the Bat Credit Card rant and thinks it's overrated, when it comes up here, he scolds himself a little and says that the worst part of his job is having to do it all the time, he's got a pretty good thing going.
In the Casper segment, he spends like three minutes little-brother-gushing over Rob's abilities with a camera.
His number one pick is the Mara Wilson joke, and his reasons for why he loves it so much are so kind-hearted that it might make you cry. It's amazing how he so obviously thinks the world of her.
In the youmacon Q&A, leading a round of applause for Stephen Spielberg "being a good dad" and caring more for his sick son than producing the Jurassic Park sequel.
At the same con, having a gooey squeefest over a British girl's accent.
Despite Demo Reel suffering from loudHate Dumb (along with quieter praise and constructive criticism), he still takes time in this video to thank the fandom for being loyal, to promise that they'd never intentionally let out anything that wasn't up to standards, and to reassure people that while they're retooling the show a little, they won't be changing the characters or their interactions.
That he apparently can't even watch himself playing Ask That Guy because he'd be ashamed at what he's said speaks a lot about how he's too nice for his own good.
In a ConBravo interview, he said he (unless in a bad mood) doesn't let creepy or hateful comments bother him because they pale in comparison to possibly starving or going off to fight in another country. That sounds both inspiring and giving people a free pass to be dicks.
Whenever he does a Q&A with someone else and they get trapped with a Fan Hater question, he always comes to their rescue with that opinion you all know.
"Sibling Rivalry: Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2". Not just because the brotherly dynamic is adorable as ever, but Doug is back to his happy bouncy self after the awfulness of the first half of the movie broke him.
The keetness continues. Apart from the oddly edited Skyfall and Wreck-It Ralph, Doug is having a blast just hanging out with Rob and talking about movies with him.
Hearing Rob talk so seriously about how good and emotional Bolt is. Even Doug is surprised. Also Rob telling Doug he's sorry when Doug gets pouty at being called an ass, and Doug telling him it's okay. All the cuter considering the humor in later videos is usually Rob beating Doug down.
Doug's relentless optimism against Rob's dislike of The Hobbit is just precious.
After years of trying to get across to the Misaimed Fandom that Critic was an Anti-Role Model, To Boldly Flee and retiring the character happened. Until comeback he was very affectionate towards the persona, always leaping to his defense when people act like Critic was nothing but a worthless asshole.
To his great credit, when people assume he runs the site, he'll always correct them and point to Michaud, Holly, and Rob are the ones that keep business going and everyone happy. He's just like the hooker in the window, getting people in and being the entertainment.
At TGS, he said his only limit for Ask That Guy is that it has to be mocking hate, not spreading it. It's common decency, but as Ask That Guy is touted as one of the worst people ever on the site, it's reassuring to know that, at least back then, Doug never wanted to do anything bigoted.
In a similar vein, an earlier panel (Kollisioncon, still 2012) had him explain his “all comedy is based on misery” belief as anything can made be made fun of, but if the pain is still too raw for someone then that's off-limits until they say so.
Being big enough in Toy Story 2 to give Randy Newman major props for the emotional "When Somebody Loved Me".
He gives great praise to Finding Nemo for not giving into the temptation of having Marlin and Dory get together, and letting her be a friend with her own personality than just shoving her into Satellite Love Interest territory.
Hearing him gush on Ratatouille's gorgeous atmosphere and how amazing the critic's last speech is gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Despite his hatred for Cars, always interrupting himself to apologize for disliking a movie that he thinks most people seem to love.
How happy he sounds that he has a new name-sharer in Dug and doesn't have to be teased over Doug anymore.
Even though he enjoys the first and second more, his closing Toy Story 3 speech on why people like Toy Story so much. He sounds like he might cry at points.
His segment in the 2012 Channel Awesome Holiday Video. Acknowledging how 2012 was a largely unhappy year, he presents an entire list of heartwarming/awesome moments that did happen during the year. In a year where he produced an epic, had the guts to end his most popular series and replace it with not one but three new series, and even got married, he asks the viewer to reflect on their year and insert their own awesome moment of 2012 into that final spot. The genuine concern for peoples' happiness and the selflessness he shows by giving the viewers the final awesome moment spot is just so astounding it melts your heart.
A lot of moments in "Shut Up And Talk - Mara Wilson" because of the Converted Fangirl history and Doug's gentleness as an interviewer, but this stands out:
Mara: When I’m sad about my own life (…) reaching out and doing things for others, as corny as it may sound, actually helps a lot.
Doug: That doesn’t sound corny at all.
Mara: Yeah, well, you’re a warm-hearted mid-westerner, Doug, I’m a cold-hearted new yorker.
This picture of him taking a nap on the floor at shadocon. Just look at that sweet little smile.
Even in an interview where he's playing his Depraved Bisexual nutjob persona (not Ask That Guy, think third DVD advertisement), he still makes sure everyone knows that James is a good guy who treats him well.
In 2012 (the year he got married) he was delightfully unable to take his wedding ring off, lampshading it in the Child's Play 3 crossover and saying in the Scooby-Doo commentary that his next character would be married. Even a few years on he still clings and twists it while he's talking.
In "The Review Must Go On," did anyone else find it heart warming that the first person Doug confided in about his dilemma was Lewis? Unsurprisingly, Lewis gave Doug better advice than any of the other people he asked.
His saying on the "Nostalgia Critic Reloaded" DVD that what he remembers most about the character (as this was made before he brought him out of retirement) is the occasional stories he was told about how the videos helped people through very hard times, and in a few cases even kept them from committing suicide.
While we're on the subject, a con goer at Shado Con 2012 made Doug a birthday card, expressing her gratitude for him. She mentioned on the birthday card, his work saved her from suicide. On the last day of the con, she found out that he loved the card and hugged her. If that's not the cutest thing he's ever done, I don't know what is.
Doug playing with the random kid in the Demo Reel auditions. It's so cute you could just die!
The melancholy kind of sweet at the end of his character analyzing of Mrs Brisby, where he says he's learned a lot from her fear and bravery, and will probably learn more in the future.
Four episodes into watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for daily Vlogs, he has fallen for the show's sense of fun. His anticipation to watch the next episode is adorable.
After watching "Zuko Alone", he goes on a brief tangent about how well Dante Basco portrays Zuko, and it snowballs into him saying that voice actors do not get enough credit.
He has a Freudian Slip during one vlog which shows us who he considers Zuko's father:
[As The Fire Lord] "My brother has betrayed me! My nephew has betrayed me! I must send you, my daughter to bring them in!
After Dante mistakenly gave credit to the YouTube user who uploaded Doug's vlog rather than to Doug himself, TGWTG fans made sure to alert him of his error. Dante responded: "I’m sorry that sometimes I’m not so good on the internet with figuring out who the original poster of things… Doug, let me tell you how popular you and your blog are… I’ve been bombarded by people wanting to make sure you get proper credit. Your fans love you." Read the full response here.
Rob calling him "Prince Zuko" and him calling Rob "Uncle Iroh" during their review of "The Painted Lady."
Doug and Rob's discussion about what the show's true meaning is, and the message of Aang's energy bending means. They come to the conclusion that the moral it shows to kids is; "Take responsibility for your actions. Don't just automatically do what people say you should; think deeply about your course of action, and do what you truly think is right."
As of the end of the series and his final vlog, Avatar has officially become his favorite show of all time.
His admitting in the commentary that the infamous live-action adaptation did not particularly hurt or offend him when watching it because he had zero expectations for it to be any good to start with, and that when all's said and done he's grateful for it because, shitty as it is, it's existence is what finally led him to watching what became his new favorite show.
Also, while he certainly takes Shamaylan to task for problems with the movie, he admits that he doesn't hate the man personally and that he doesn't even entirely blame him for the movie since the very idea the Paramount execs had of making a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender was pretty much doomed to failure to start with since the animated series is so perfect that it needs no such replication.
His habit of clinging onto his wedding band finger for dear life is very cute.
In the Care Bears review, Critic takes a moment out of complaining about his job to reassure us that it's the best in the world. As he turned out to be lying through his teeth, it's definitely safe to say that it was more Doug than his character.
How constantly apologetic he is for practically everything (from other people getting sunburn in Kickassia to breaking down over Twilight). While it might be frustrating sometimes, it really is nice to know that he cares so much.
Doubles with Crowning Moment of Awesome, with his rant over what happens to the fembot in Star Chaser. He really is pissed that her entire personality was forcibly changed just to please Dag, and rants a few times over the Unfortunate Implications of the message that girls who follow rules and don't want to be kidnapped are boring, but "the slutty girl who likes being kidnapped? Yeah, she's the fun one!"
Rob bringing up in "Endgame" that Doug's not an idiot, and looking so annoyed when Doug casually agrees with fans that he is.
Doug's excitement for the possible return of General Iroh while reviewing "Civil Wars Part 2."
Rob gushing over the Tenzin/Ikki plot, saying that despite not much really happening, the connections he had to the characters made it the best part of the episode for him, and he wishes he had that kind of connection with everyone on the show.
Starting with "Beginnings" they both find the season has improved dramatically, and actually look forward to the next episode just as much as the original series.
In the “Derps Against Humanity” stream, he had a card that said “the erotic fanfic destroyed the fandom”, and briefly defended that community (that mostly consist of queer girls and get maligned by fanboys) by saying they actually made the fandom better.
"Tree Trunks" has Doug a lot more upbeat than the first three episode's influx of sad confused faces, and helping himself out for once by getting an actual fan of the show to talk with him.
Also a relief that he decided to keep going after a week off and the last vlog had him scared that he was failing so should just quit.
How attached he got to the businessmen in "Business Time," even saying they didn't deserve to be refrozen. Then through his talk with Jason, he realizes it was their own choice and feels better about it.
Subtle sweet, but in "Ricardio The Heart Guy" and following episodes Doug gives better options for the rare few jokes he finds didn't quite work for him. Remembering what he said about how nobody could predict the show, it gives the idea that he's totally into it now.
In “Wizard”, Doug praising the show for being one of the rarities that actually disproves his “all comedy is based on misery” mantra wrong.
In “Memories Of Boom Boom Mountain”, Doug worrying (mostly because of his background making him have a Chronic Hero Syndrome tendency in the past that didn't work out) that an “you can save everyone!” moral is a bad influence on kids who watch the show.
When Doug admits he can't ride a bike in “Ocean Of Fear”, Jori reassures him that she can't either and they hug.
In "The Duke", Jason giving Doug a break after the latter has a mini-Freak Out! over the potential Demo Reel-mentioning segway note the next episode being entitled "Donny", and going for the "why wolves" reference instead with a hug thrown in for good measure. Also Doug's wife apparently worries a lot if she said something in the wrong way or if she upset someone, and Doug always reassures her that it's okay.
In “Donny”, Jason understanding the connection between Doug's bitter in the opening and his Despair Speech later on, and telling people Demo Reel is really good.
Despite it being a segue for the next episode, Jason getting a Tree Trunks pin for Doug. Doug's very surprised and happy, and it's nice to see when just a couple of episodes ago he was scared of a knife coming into frame.
Doug's total glee at Tree Trunks being back in "Crystals Have Power".
At the end of The Other Tarts, after Doug makes up a scenario where someone else made up “jakeism” just so he can complain about people being offended, as well as asking him why he's so angry Jason tells him to go to his happy place and calls him pretty to calm him down.
In Guardians Of Sunshine, when Doug goes sullen after they compare what happened to BMO as violation and physical abuse, Jason (after doing the cheat moves) lightly asks him how he's doing.
When Doug gets all pouty princess over his balding in "Susan Strong", Jason assures him that he's still beautiful.
Also, Jason defending Princess Bubblegum from Jori and Doug calling her a crazy bitch, explaining that it's less that and more she's too wrapped in science to be good with emotions.
At the end of Go With Me, Jason calling what he has with Jori real love and kissing her.
In The Limit, the two disagree on Jake's motivation (Doug – who relates – thinks it's to be nice and self-destructive not wanting to let anyone down, while Jason and Jori think it's an ego thing) and Doug starts to backtrack into Jason's opinion, so Jason tells him that he's allowed to have a different viewpoint.
Basic, but in “Conquest Of Cuteness” after Jason gently teases Doug for talking more than normal and Doug apologizes (genuine, not sarcastic), Jason instantly says no it's okay.
“What Was Missing” has Doug not totally shipping Bubbline, but getting far more interested in Bubblegum when before he'd been called out for a Double Standard against her, and fascinated to see some possible queer representation.
Continues in “Marceline's Closet”, where he's disappointed that the plot wasn't “Marcy's coming out of it”, and defends people headcanoning cartoon characters as LGBT because that's progress for gay rights.
Even though he can be really mean to the cat and Jason lampshaded him losing his mind again, Doug petting Naruto in "No One Can Hear You".
Although it's taken as an excuse to grope him, Jason hugging Doug at the end of "Jake vs Me-Mow" when the latter cries that he's ugly.
Even though they're bitching about trolls and rich people, the last few minutes of Holly Jolly Secrets part 1. It doesn't end awkwardly and Doug's infectious giggling is nice after The Final Frontier where he said Jake's willingness to die was comforting.
Considering fandom's much nastier reaction, Jason being nice to Doug about the glasses obsession in “Holly Jolly Secrets part two”, trying his best to tell him it's not about that at all but also particularly wondering if he's obsessing over simplistic stuff as a way to get out of talking about stuff he doesn't want to.
For all the bitter and Take That, Audience!, he tries his utmost best in The "Ice King's Glasses" Issue to explain that he just wants people to be happy and not suffering actual problems like he's going through at the moment, because he's embarrassed about being an angry manchild when he should have been preparing himself for what life could throw at him.
And because he gets really shaky and teary-voiced during this, Jason pointing out that he could be a great motivational speaker. The effect is kinda like if he had someone to pet him during his big Breaking Dawnbreak.
There's just something oddly reassuring (for the most part) about Doug with a big smile, animatedly talking about how life is full of things that will hurt you or come after you.
Just for cuteness in "Ghost Princess", Doug gets whiny about Naruto taking over the shot and pushes the camera to him and Jason, but Jason drags him over and cuddles him because he's pouting.
Incendium: When Doug goes on about wanting Keith David's voice to fuck him, the potential awful gets diffused with both Jori and Jason asking Robin if she's okay with her husband saying this, and she good-naturedly teases Doug that she'll impersonate the guy when they have sex later.
Makes more sense in context, but in "Daddy's Little Monster" Jason admitting that he doesn't actually equate Doug's betrayal issues to people getting upset over the glasses, and just wanted to see Doug get defensive for a bit.
In "Princess Monster Wife", there's a funny-sweet bit where Jori says she knows that Jason would make her a runway when she's having a bad confidence day, Doug jokes that there is a runway by the door, and Jason says it's meant for Doug to feel better about himself. note works as a Call-Back because he's reassured Doug that he's not ugly twice before this episode
While it's probably not going to last due to his very confessed self-esteem issues, Doug having a moment of contentment saying that he was desperate to be normal growing up but now can accept his crazy more because at least he's interesting.
While Jason makes fun of him for not being able to stand the cold, Doug in "Burning Low" having a nice little praise for the show's energy, and how much he needed it after having a miserable time in Chicago winter.
"BMO Noire" is the first episode where Doug doesn't get obsessive and assuming gayngst in BMO's varying gender identity. In fact he just thinks BMO is completely adorable from this point.
At the end of You Made Me, Doug referring to Jori as a queen.
Small but just goes to show you how much the obvious needs to be stated, "Who Would Win" has Jason be the first person Doug knows (publicly anyway) to tell him that he should have some kind of medication.
In "I Remember You", after Jason admitting that his epilepsy makes his memory worse than it should be at his age, Jori being a sweet wife and telling the audience that with his illness, his memory is extraordinary.
And Doug being a protective husband, affectionately teasing his wife for being too nice and willing to look after everyone, and how that's always scared him.
Considering that he's usually all too willing to agree with Jori on Bubblegum hate, Doug defending the experiment scene in The Lich as hilariously fucked up (also the first time where he didn't have the "nice = boring"/"crazy = bitch" Double Standard with her) but she's still a good person because the little candy people didn't seem to mind.
In "Jake The Dog", Jason is adamant in reassuring the audience (and Doug himself) that Doug is a nice guy, he just needs a lot of Tough Love.
In “Davey”, Doug reassuring Jori (who's scared that she's get abuse at the next con) that he's figured everyone would hate him in cons too but fans are usually too shy to yell at him in person.
Jason and Jori in general. As well as being really cutely Happily Married and Good Parents, they were asked at a con why they were helping Doug with the vlogs as they didn't get paid, and Jason just said they did it because Doug was their friend who clearly needed someone to help him out.
In “All Your Fault”, Doug – realizing what a big Misaimed Fandom he has – trying to cut danger off before it starts, explicitly telling people that his never eating is a bad habit and to not be like him.
In "BMO Lost", Doug thanking the Slash Fic writers for making his wife happy, and jokingly adding on that they saved his marriage.
The Bubblegum analyzing in “The Party's Over Isla De Senorita”, with both of them feeling sympathy for her because no wonder she's as detached as she is since she gets harassed so much, and Doug understanding that she has responsibility and needs to look at everything like a math problem in order not to fall apart emotionally.
Doug being such a Converted Fanboy that by this episode he wants to guest star in the show is really cute.
Unlike Rob, who is very willing to admit that he'll jump on Doug's every opinion and make him feel bad (he's the only one allowed to do that so it's okay), Jason lets Doug go on a rant about people who need religion in “Wizards Only Fools” and when Doug apologizes, says he's not going to tell him to stop and it's his show so he can have any opinion he wants as long as it's not shitty.
The end of the vlog, with Jack and Bri both onscreen, Jori on Jason's lap, and Doug being included “in the whole family”.
In “Sky Witch”, Doug totally gushing on how hardcore Bubblegum is, and how much he loves her dark side, her constant use of science, and how she acts like everything is a heavy burden on her and how she's not happy with it but it has to be done.
Doug: I really like how she's generally positive and speaks scientifically and then do something really messed up and dark. You know, like cutting the legs off the things without even flinching, little things like that are really making me laugh.
It's refreshing in “Jake Suit” that both Jason and Doug don't regret their (present for Jason, past for Doug) janitor jobs. Doug doesn't even say that he likes his current job better, he just loved not having to deal with anybody and being alone.
With all the hate and accusations of Moral Event Horizon-crossing Bubblegum got in “Apple Wedding” and “Rattleballs”, both vlogs have Jason and Doug being completely on her side without question because the King of Ooo is clearly a fraud for the first and she was protecting her kingdom in the second.
Also Doug saying that while he loves the tragic choices she makes, in some episodes there is clearly the less dark option she could take, like reprogramming the robots or having Jake save them. What's nice is that unlike Korra where he and Rob called her the bitch and Bryke amazing despite them creating her like that, he clarifies that he doesn't blame PB but the AT writers, who he respects as well.
In “Betty”, Jason kissing Jori on the head when Doug gets pissy at her for not thinking as fast as he does.
In “James”, Doug's slightly Knight in Sour Armor belief that even the worst person has something valuable in them and while they might never fish it out in their lifetime, it's still there. Not quiteThe Pollyanna he once was, but at least he's still got some optimism in him.
In “The Tower”, while backtracking somewhat later thanks to Jori's Single-Issue Wonk, his initial impression was feeling good that Bubblegum was so motherly in this episode because she's been having a dark stressful time lately.
It's kind of heartwarming, that the first episode Doug and Jason showed Lewis, (Though likely was a coincidence that was the one they happened to be watching that day) was Card Wars. Probably the biggest episode Lewis could personally relate too, as it's all about a Magic: The Gathering/Yu-Gi-Oh-ish card game.
The ending of “Little Brother”, where because they've caught up and can't do it daily any more, has Doug thanking Jason for being so fun to hang out with, and the whole family for making it such a safe and nice place for him when he's been having such issues elsewhere. Jason likewise thanks Doug for not mocking his love of a cartoon, and being so interesting to talk to.
Different from most examples, but in “Thanks For The Crababbles Guiseppe”, Doug's relief that the letters swirling around in his brain are actually forming into the words he wants for once.
“Simon and Marcy” has Doug giving the show high praise by saying it segues into drama or comedy even better than some of his other favoriteshows, who usually decide what episode they're going to be and stick with it.
Doug saying that he actually feels bad when there's an episode he thinks is just okay, because there's never actually anything low-quality and it's still so amazing and unique compared to every other animated show.
In “Lemonhope Part One”, Jason thanking the people at Anime Midwest for making an average guy who just wanted to help his friend out feel so welcome.
In Breezy, Jason talking about the kind of attention Doug gets at cons both fairly and seriously. He doesn't Take That! at the fangirls who think they're in love with Doug, but also points out that they're Loving a Shadow and shouldn't be doing some of the stuff they think is okay (like, as Doug brings up, wanting to grab his ass in front of his wife).
Doug and his wife flirting, even though she's offscreen. He calls her adorable and she compliments his "pretty flower".
His gushing over Mary Poppins can be seen as one of these, considering he knows it inside-out, having wached it a lot since he was a child, and points out that it holds up both as a film for children, and for adults.
Before he rips into Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, he does praise the acting in it, stating that the actors are clearly trying their hardest with what they've got to work with and they should get kudos for it.
In the Disneycember for Old Yeller, he mentions that he didn't want to see it at first because the ending had been spoiled for him And then goes on to give it huge amounts of praise, saying that it's a great movie even if you do know the ending.
His tribute video to Justin Carmical, featuring several of his funniest moments behind the scenes and ending with his heartfelt "I care about you" video. Plus, he specifically uploaded it using Vimeo rather than Blip, so he wouldn't be making any money from it.
And when Blip still tried to advertise on it, Mike Michaud got them to cut it out.
How soft and loving he gets in his Shut Up And Talk interview with Lindsay when he brings up her abortion documentary. They were pretty catty to each other in the donation drive (the interview was filmed after that), but he really does respect her and congratulates her on being so brave.
As weird as it was, it's lovely seeing his nowadays-rare social justice side pop up again in "The Santa Claus" where he worries that kids playing elves (like white people taking POC roles) would take work away from little people who need it more.
The joy both Doug and Rob have over the beginning episodes of Korra season 3, declaring that the earlier Seasonal Rot is gone and they're hoping like hell the show can keep up its current quality level.
In his Top 10 Hottest Animated Women, Doug is just awesome when he lists his reasons for putting certain female characters on that list. Most of his reasons for finding a fictional character attractive are their personality and character, not just their appearance.
Rob posted this picture of Doug hugging their guest liaison at Connecticon , and proceeds to praise her for being one of the few hardworking, and actually responsible, liaisons that they had. He even encourages that other cons and their guest relations should take after her example.
Also telling off people who had a job of looking after Doug but felt entitled to his character so just ended up making him feel uncomfortable, a gross sounding problem that you know full well Doug himself would have never made public.
In Doug's vlog of the Angry Video Game Nerd movie, he says that even if he didn't like it, he would either lie or meander so much that he wouldn't have to say what his real feelings were.
He also says how worried he was that it wouldn't do well, because it was so important to James and it'd be horrible if it didn't go the way he planned.
His video on Robin Williams, calling him a one of a kind talent whose like we may never see again, and particularly relating to his "spark of madness" line.
While the reasons are probably best left to him, saying that the Sin City world makes him feel like he's home in a good way.
Doug and Rob both gushing over the Korra season 4 premiere, perhaps more than they've ever done before for the show. Doug even says his few problems with season 3 are now gone, knowing this is where it was going. And Rob even rebuts the people complaining about Nickelodeon "shoving Korra out the door," saying that at least some good came out of the network's attitude with us getting to see the season so soon.
In the Gravity Falls vlog for "Bottomless Pit," Rob wears a Mabel-style Christmas sweater and does the Waddles cuddle with the Appa plushie.
In the Kiki’s Delivery Service vlog, Doug cooing over how cute Kiki is.
In Little Gift Shop Of Horrors, Doug thinks the witch ending would have been better if the handsome man had turned out to be a woman, making the witch happy. Rob asks why he's so obsessed with the gay stuff, and Doug rambles that he just wants more gay characters.
In their The Legend of Korra finale vlog, they both talk about how much Korra and Asami being together will mean to people, and Doug said that it's only in the last few years that he's realized how important LGBT representation is.
It's also great how Doug is so energetically excited for the Korrasami talk (while wishing from a storytelling - not ethical - standpoint that it'd been developed more) along with this hopefully opening up more opportunities for gay, bisexual and trans characters that for once he completely takes over a vlog with bounciness.
Plus aside from that biggie, after all the unfair they've heaped on her after four seasons, both of them realizing with no bitchiness that Korra actually did more than Aang.
Con reports have him reacting really touched whenever there's a Demo Reel cosplay or picture being given to him (from saving it on his phone or grabbing their hands in thanks). So despite all the drama around that show, it's nice to know that there are still nice moments regarding it.
It's small, but after catering to the straight male fans with another hottest women list, he at least has the decency to remember that straight women, gay and bisexual fans still watch him and tries to give them something out of the Selective Squick video by saying in the stinger they can talk about who they find hot as well.
Doug loving Gravity Falls so much that he wants to be a part of the show.
* In “Northwest Manor Mystery”, Doug's glee at the thought of bisexual Mabel, and having there be another character like Korra.
In the Cinderella Sibling Rivalry, Doug defending the Disney character's strength, saying he never thought she should go do something but that she was awesome for putting up with what she did. (Also again, like the first Disneycember review, allowing that this is just from a guy POV and he didn't grow up female.)
According to Rob, he only did Sibling Rivalry and Demo Reel because Doug really wanted to do something with him where Rob could be on screen too. Sweet for both of them in different ways.
During the Gravity Falls vlogs, although he adores the show and that's sweet on its own, it's also nice how much he talks about Adventure Time (even spending a long time in the pilot calling it the objectively better show even though he's more gripped by GF) and how much it means to him.
When asked if they're going to do Steven Universe at Midwest Media Expo 2015, they confirmed they will and that they both really enjoy it, Doug even adding in a bonus that he loves what they do with identity.
Way back in filming of the Moulin Rouge! review, according to a formspring answer of Elisa's, fact that he had to be convinced to let the women dress up and was too worried that fandom was going to be creepy is very sweet.
In the Daredevil vlogs, he talks about how despite Jack Murdock's death being a pretty cliched story that he was already fully aware of from watching the Daredevil film, he still found himself genuinely moved by Matt's relationship with his father and didn't want its inevitable conclusion to come.
In the Age Of Ultron spoiler corner, Doug sounding disappointed when he learns that Hawkeye isn't gay in the comics and bouncing back with “maybe he's just in the closet”.
In the Mad Max: Fury Road Sibling Rivalry, Doug's intense passion for more women in movies and just as intense mocking of anyone who complains about that is pretty great to see.
In the Midwest Media Expo Cards Against Humanity panel, they raised something like 542 dollars, and because that was killing Doug's OCD, he said he would throw in his own money to make it an even 600.
During Doug's video on his biggest comedic influences, he included Lewis Black, and lamented that such a hilarious comedian has had such an inexplicably terrible acting career. This makes it all the sweeter to see him gushing over Inside Out for, among other things, finally giving Black a good film role.
In “Real Thoughts On Dungeons & Dragons”, there's something bizarrely sweet (even if Rob does end up just calling him a monster) about Doug admitting his own Fandom Heresy (thinking a death in The Black Cauldron was funny instead of sad) to openly get hate back on him after Rob admits he laughed at Dobby's death.
In the first Steven Universe vlog, Rob liking that Pearl, Amethyst and Garnet are all casually different races and body types.
In Cat Fingers, Doug talking again about how important representation is and how people who don't want to have trans/gay/black characters are limiting themselves. He and Rob also spend most of the vlog about how you'd get put through hell if you admitted to liking anything outside your gender box in the 80s, and they wish they could have had shows like this back then.
Doug being so excited about the country-wide legalization of gay marriage that he brings it up out of nowhere at the start of his real thoughts on Congo. Rob rejoins that it was a rough week for bigots, and teases Doug about farting rainbows and vomiting unicorns he's been so happy about this.
His review of Kung Fu Panda 2 ended with the bitter note that the amazing film was crushed at the box office by the horrible second Hangover film, putting the chances of a third movie in jeopardy. Luckily, that didn't happen and Dreamworks greenlit another one.
In “Real Thoughts On Disney Afternoon”, Doug talking about hitting eighth grade, watching things like Quack Pack and sadly thinking he was over cartoons, but now he's an adult and doing vlogs on cartoons he loves like Adventure Time and Steven Universe.
When Papa Walker leaves at the end of the Jurassic World behind the scenes, Doug gives him a random hug for helping filming.
In “Real Thoughts On Don Bluth”, Doug saying he's never felt more happy in his life than when Fievel finds his family finally in An American Tail.
Just the fact that they initially planned on only talking about the films of his that they reviewed and instead spent the majority of the video gushing about the films of his they love and how great an animator and director he was/is. It's nice to see how much of an influence he's had on the Walkers, despite the quality of his later films.
He opens his “Top Ten Favorite Disney Films” with an apology that he couldn't make the Critic deadline, but it's 3AM and he can't sleep so he's doing an hour video on Disney.
In "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons", Doug's splurge of gushing over how much he loves Gravity Falls, even if he does end apologizing for being excited. And again at the end, where he says that watching it is like seeing old friends again and makes him feel good.
He proves his credibility as a Garfield fan in the "Real Thoughts" video he did for his Garfield review by showing that he still has a personalized mug with Garfield on it and a Garfield figurine. He shows these as good examples of cashing in on a franchised character because they show the essence of the character, which the movie did not. He emphasizes that cashing in on a franchise is fine, as long as you are acknowledging the "spirit" of it.
In his top 10 favorite movie moments, he talks about how much he loves Thanksgiving and Christmas and even though he get in arguments with his family, being with them and feeling home is one of his favorite things.
Minor but still reassuring, when he's talking about being motivated by a Quit Your Whining Hamlet speech, he points out that this is just his coping methods to stop him feeling tired or miserable, and especially people with fatigue conditions shouldn't try and copy him.
In Beach Party, Doug calling Garnet his favorite because she's got it figured out and reassures him that everything will be fine.
In Joking Victim, Doug is upset at the perceived Domestic Abuse of Lars and Sadie and how the ending ignored that too much for his liking, and Rob both switches topics to make the mood less heavy, and when Doug goes back to it, tries to reassure him that there's a lot more episodes and they don't know where it's going.
In the Ernest real thoughts, Doug's desperation for fall weather to come, even hugging himself saying “I want to hold onto it forever, it feels so good”, is really cute.
In Lion 3: Straight To Video, he talks about Pearl's feelings for Rose again (guessing from Pearl watching Steven sleep), and really wants it to happen, hoping that it's after Korrasami and so they'd be allowed to do it.
In Alone Together, Doug revealing that this was the episode that made him want to keep watching the show, because you could watch it at any age and find new reasons to identify with it. Even on facebook he was gushing.
While Doug's newer Nostalgia Critic reviews have been hit and miss to most people, his "real thoughts" videos focus a bit more on the movies he reviewed back in his earlier years. So it's nice to see that he's still true to himself and isn't abandonning his past like how other reviewers do.
In Rose's Scabbard, as well as them loving the all-but-named Rose/Pearl and having compassion for Pearl's brokenness over it, Doug really wanting gay/lesbian relationships to not be treated as "shocking" and just be casually open like straight couples.
In Horror Club, albeit in a twisted way, Rob joking that while Doug is insufferable, he wouldn't immediately chuck his corpse to a monster. Doug for his part would only give half of Rob over, also nicer than it sounds.
In a youtube October 2015 q&a, Doug calling Rob his hero, as well as his parents and Batman.
In Story For Steven, Doug casually complimenting Rose's “beautiful design” and waving his hands in the way that indicates he likes that she's a Big Beautiful Woman.
There's something sweet about Doug praising how “fascinating” the show's niceness in Marble Madness, and them realizing they dislike Lars because he goes against that.
In the Gravity Falls Roadside Attraction, its kinda cute to see that he ships Dipper and Pacifica together, considering how much they have good chemistry with each other. In fact, in the Weirdmageddon part 2 vlog, he says that one of the things that we'll sadly not get to see is their relationship blooming. Rob then says it'll make a good soap-opera spin-off. With Doug yelling out, "IT'LL BE CUTE!"
Getting his Dad involved in the making of the videos.
In the Disneycember review of The Phantom Menace, he says that he is fascinated and glad that George Lucas made the film with little interference from the studio and admires it, even if it was a lackluster product. He also says that he's envious of those who actually like the movie, and says he wants their innocence.
At the end of The Force Awakens, Doug praising the film for having more diversity (more women, more races, more nationalities) when the original trilogy was mostly just white men with a couple of token women and black guys.
Like he talked about in the Sibling Rivalry, the Disneycember review of Inside Out has him talk about how it's his favorite Pixar film now, partly because it teaches that even though you have to adapt, you shouldn't run away from sadness and you're allowed to feel however you want.
It's nice to see the Walkers making it very clear in the Jingle All the Way review that they feel sorry for Jake Lloyd and don't blame him for anything about the crappy movies he was in.
Doug pointedly calling Stevonnie "they" (the canon pronoun) in "The Return" after Rob was transphobic for laughs in "Alone Together".
The review of the Steven Universe episode "Love Letters" is mostly Doug giving his full support to the message that there's no such thing as Love at First Sight and a true fulfilling relationship is something that takes a lot of work.
Doug admitting that before the strike happened, the show was starting to drain them, but with all the youtube problems he was starting to really miss it and be grateful.
In Reformed, after Doug says how identifiable Amethyst being an outsider is, they talk more about how the show is best at dealing with identity and that's what drew Doug to it in the first place.
In the Christmas With The Kranks real review, he thanks everyone who said that the Critic review's “things are hard but you're not awful” ending helped them through rough times, and that he would rather do that than do dry reviews without character/story stuff.
Doug compares Austin Pendleton's bit part to “when you're in a really bad situation and someone familiar comes in and it helps...”
For "Keeping It Together," Doug says that Garnet's description of fusion as feeling like you've been with someone else forever and can't imagine life without them is exactly how he feels about his wife.
Continued in "Keystone Motel," where he reveals that he got especially angry while putting together the video about Fair Use (there were a lot of editing issues, and "for the first time in months" he had a meltdown), causing him and his wife to develop a dynamic exactly like Ruby and Sapphire.
Also in Keeping It Together, Doug praises the show again for giving sweet but important life lessons not just for kids, but for adults who don't quite get things that society deems they should, because we've all been (and known) that person who takes just a little longer to understand.
According to the behind the scenes of Disney Afternoon, Doug's mom felt bad for yelling at her son at all, even though it was pretend and her line really wasn't even that mean.
Doug's reaction to doing an interview with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, that he's truly happy with it and it's a dream realized.
How much Doug loves Peridot in Friend Ship, calling her one of his favorite characters and relating to how she's written because her “awkward hammy powerless mess” is how he can write Critic a lot of the time.
In “Too Far”, Doug hoping that the moment with Peridot being on top of Amethyst wasn't just a queerbait joke and he'd be curious to see an actual relationship or crush.
How much Doug gushes over The Answer, literally calling it “lovely”, and saying this is the kind of anti-prejudice stories he loves and needs after he was complaining about the way Zootopia handled it.
In “It Could Have Been Great”, confirming that Peridot is tied with Garnet as his favorite character, and saying that he identifies with her.
Until “The Review Must Go On” (where she was retconned into being a lesson for Critic), he made Demo Reel a tribute to Elizabeth Hartman, with “Elissa Hoffman” taking her place and “Blue Patches” instead of “A Patch Of Blue”. She played the role of Mrs Brisby, one of Doug's favorite characters, and she also killed herself because Horrible Hollywood hates older actresses.
In The Mountain, before it turns silly and fanservicey, Doug thanking Jason for helping him out with regards to the set of vlogs, especially when he was desperately confused with this episode specifically.
In The Diary, Doug talking about how pretending to be someone of a different gender online can help with transgender awareness, or a way to actually work out your gender identity. Also later on, saying that he really likes communities where they'll help someone working through something like that and validate them.
At the start, cheerfully wondering if the guy playing TV picks roles where he plays both male and female roles at once (as he also plays Tina Belcher) because "it's good for him".
In the Awesome Comics review of Civil War, he says he'll be sad when there are no more Marvel movies, because the Avengers characters are like his family.
Thanking his mom for "putting up" with him and his crazy, being sure that it wasn't easy.
At momocon 2016, he got a hug with Zach Callison, the voice of Steven Universe. Also adoring his handler for being so nice to him.
In a Barnes and Noble panel, admitting that while people can abuse it, social media has helped a lot of people (who would have been ignored before) get a chance to be heard and give a voice to others. Also that even though he sticks to facebook, instagram is apparently something he'd really like.
In Same Old World, Doug identifying with Lapis again because she's gone through a lot of shit, needs a nap and he "gets it".
In Barn Mates, they spend a good five minutes praising Zach Callison for being so nice and such a good voice actor.
Doug talking about how good it is for kids that Peridot has No Social Skills, and is learning as she goes along.
While he loves Peridot trying to apologize, Doug understanding why Lapis was closed off and needed time, especially after a lot of fandom didn't and called her a bitch for it.
In Hit The Diamond, how much both of them really love Sapphire and Ruby's relationship and how naturally open it is. Also a relief considering five minutes earlier they wanted a really offensive episode (and Jewish Rebecca Sugar to be a nazi) because "funny".
Doug saying that while he was growing up, all media had was Have I Mentioned I am Gay? and he's really glad there are such good LGBT characters nowadays. Also that he wants even more than just an acknowledging of flirting.
According to the Princess Diaries II commentary, Doug showed his wife the scene where he's almost kissing Tamara to see if it was okay with her. Luckily her thought was that it was obvious that Critic and Hyper weren't going to even get anywhere near each other.
In Jem real thoughts, Doug loved the movie for how bad it was until it took a load of girls saying that they needed the cartoon and made it look like they were talking about the film, because that was just low and insulting. Also, the two defending girl nostalgia at all.
Doug getting upset on the other daughter's behalf, being glad that she wasn't in the room or she would have probably killed herself.
Mini, but when Rob says that it made him want to punch every millenial in the face, Doug defending slightly by pointing out it's not like they went and saw the movie.
When someone complains about his review of Little Nemo because they love that film, he says very firmly that if anyone wants to like something then they're allowed and he would never want to take that connection away from them.
In Finding Dory, he says as someone who suffers bad memory, he really looks up to Dory in the film, and loves how the movie captures being determined but also getting frustrated.
Both loving the film for showing him (as someone who has had anxiety attacks but not panic attacks) what a panic attack looks like, and the scene in the pipes for "showing you how to keep relaxed and calm down and focus" when everything feels like it's going to hell.
In the favorite anime list, he talks about how bad his memory is again, and says he doesn't remember what's happened to him in the past but that he remembered how it felt, so he's glad to have movies that capture abstract feelings instead of over-explain.
How pissed off and emotional he gets when the kid in Kiki's Delivery Service doesn't appreciate her adorable grandma's gift.
His explanation of why he wants scary kid's films back like 80s movies and Spirited Away: to show kids that they can tackle this stuff and survive through bad things.
In the Ghostbusters Sibling Rivalry, Doug admitting that the picture of the little girl looking up to Kristen Wiig was inspiring.
In Connecticon 2016, he talks about how he really wants the Wachowski sisters to do well because they have such great ideas (and repeats that they're the only ones who could do that Cloud Atlas movie), and would like to check out Sense8.
Doug loving Mr Greg so much that he calls it his favorite episode and thinking it was perfect.
At Anime Iowa, Doug taking a picture of a Rose cosplayer because she was wearing the same wedding dress his wife had.
Even though he mostly just found it amusing, giving tacit approval for Snob/Critic being considered boyfriends.
At the airport, a girl who had no idea who he was asked him to draw her. He did and look at that smile.
While Rob is trying to piss him off and distract him, Doug saying in "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service" that he loves us even though Rob's being an asshole.
Doug's almost-whimpery reassurance that he's sure the Lars+Ronaldo actor is nice, and whoever came up them is lovely, just hates both characters so much.
In the Fan World panel, after he's been sick for a while, being really happy to be able to do the high pitched voice again.
He thinks he's going to have to the bat credit card tantrum again, but then he realizes it's an actual playing card of the thing and goes into squee.
In the It real thoughts, after getting No Such Thing as Bad Publicity out of the way, Doug being glad he helped people be less scared and able to sleep.
Also Rob preaching against apathy, telling everyone to be active and promising he and Doug will try to help ease the depression and fear.
At a Fan World panel, Doug talks about a guy in a Furry outfit stalking him (noticing because of his glasses) and how he wasn't going to tell his wife about the stalker because he didn't want to scare her, despite being too scared to sleep that night himself.
At the same panel, while Doug and James are very willing to tell all these hilarious/disturbing stories of fan encounters, they both reassure everyone that the fans they're talking about are in the minority and that the vast majority of their fans are quite lovely people.
In the real thoughts on Patch Adams, Trump winning obviously fucked Doug up a lot, but he tells us while there will still be political jokes, he wants the show to be a safe space.
How much he loves the skinny alien in "Stitch: The Movie'' being happy with women's clothing and gets excited for the "first openly crossdressing Disney character".
Instead of going the fandom-discourse route of "Lapis is the real abuser", Doug in "Alone At Sea" sympathizes with Lapis and thinks the mix of abuse and missing said abuse is an amazing place to go to.
Rob's Thanksgiving post addressing the "underdogs, depressed and the marginalized", saying it's okay to find life hard, you're in good company, just keep going.
In Doug's Christmas video, he brings up how he lost his mom and how much he loves her, and how he knows he fucks up a lot but will try as hard as he can.
After being so upset at Mulan II that he blew out his mic, the next one, 'Tarzan II'' is one of his favorites.
In Leroy And Stitch he says the nice thing about being forced to watch all the sequels is actually finding some decent ones.
While he's not totally enamoured with Moana, feeling it's a bit by the numbers, he still understands the importance of a POC heroine and tells everyone to still go see it (as he doesn't think anyone would feel negative at it) and Disney to make an attraction of it.
Even though he got so angry he blew out the microphone, Mulan II and the misogyny involved made him appreciate the original far more than he did pre-sequel-watching. Same goes for the Fox And The Hound 2, which made him see what a great prejudice piece the original was.
After a rant by Doug about the arrogance of The Haunting remake, Rob actually asking if he's alright. Also at the end, Rob randomly says "family" in the Bakshi voice and Doug breaks laughing. It's nice after they talked about the grief of their mom dying at the beginning.
In their Christmas Holiday segment, Doug climbs onto Rob and when this obviously doesn't work, Barney saves him from falling and hurting himself.
Doug's wife looking after him like usual when he got the norovirus in early 2017.
In an interview with Uncle Yo, the two talk about how one time a couple of girls were trying to get Doug to sleep with them, and Doug texted Yo saying he was freaked out and didn't know how to say no, so Yo came to help.
In a podcast, talking about how he gets people never want to get married, but it's the best thing in the world to him because he's cared for and vice versa.
Protecting his Awesome Comics female friends by pointing out the far more negative reaction to him with them than him with Rob.
In Split, obviously speaking from experience, reassuring people who didn't get the twist ending that they're not stupid or uncultured.
Despite Rob making "this is the real Stockholm Syndrome" and "making enemies" jokes, Doug trying to say that if you like Beauty and the Beast (2017) then yay and he still loves you (even doing his whimpery sorry thing at how he didn't enjoy it).
In the Power Rangers vlog, he's genuinely thrilled for autistic and gay representation that aren't treated as mocking, especially nice as he was so disappointed in Lefou's "gay moment" in BATB.
Doug posted a condolences to Zack Snyder and his family, after news broke of his daughter's suicide.
Doug and Rob toasting to Wonder Woman's success and congratulating DC on making a good movie.
While it turns into a lapdance because it's Doug, at fanimecon 2017 letting a guy in a wheelchair come up to the front as he's just there to watch and others could use the space.
In a special video, Doug filming his and Rob's baby pictures . Awww!
While more cute than heartwarming: the Fanime trivia show had him do an accurate having-fun version of a Sailor Venus speech while she's transforming, instead of making petty slut-shamey jokes about the show like he's always done before.