Brad Re-Tries Crystal Pepsi. What makes this particularly heartwarming is Brad's reaction once he actually tries it, because immediately prior he had been discouraged by the possibility that this would taste exactly like the diet Crystal Pepsi he had tried nearly two months earlier (like flat seltzer water with the faintest hint of Crystal Pepsi). But then he actually takes a sip and discovers that it still tastes exactly like it used to, carbonation notwithstanding. And then his attitude shifts damn near 180 degrees:
Brad: Oh man, that's cool! I'm, like, all happy now!
And then, as if you weren't feeling warm or fuzzy (or, for that matter, jealous) enough, he then ends the episode with a montage of him sharing it with his friends, all set to "What a Wonderful World".
His Kind Hearted Cat Lover personality coming out in most Brad Tries videos. He's sweet and mellow with them, and it's adorable.
During his review of Elves, Brad slips out of his Cinema Snob character for a moment when the main character's stepmother kills her cat for no reason whatsoever, hissing, "I'd kill her. I'd fucking KILL her!" Do not mess with cats while Brad Jones is watching.
And it even pops up in the Snob videos, where Lloyd jumps up on Brad's lap for most of the Gross Out review and Brad just lets him stay there.
In the Brad Tries Jones Soda Christmas Packs episode, after a little banter with his wife joking how he wished to spend Christmas alone, he ends by putting his arm around her and kissing her on the cheek.
Brad's reaction to finding out that Not See Cola is a new Crystal Pepsi.
He even called it "The Greatest Day in My Life".
He begins his Pieces review out-of-character, and explains that most of the riffs he does are out of love, not hate.
Brad is mostly playing himself rather than his always-irritated Snob persona in his crossover with Linkara for reviewing the Manimal comic—he's shocked and looks genuinely hurt when he finds out it's a dark-as-hell comic about a Nazi-created Beast Man rather than the Manimal he loves.
Brad's reaction to violence against children, both in and out of character. Apparently he has Papa Bear tendencies.
A lesser reaction (as no violence is involved), but still surprisingly effective: during the movie Home Sweet Home, as the characters are having Thanksgiving dinner, one character tells his daughter to have some peas, threatening not to let her have dessert if she doesn't eat any. The Snob (or possibly Brad himself) is livid at this, recounting how he got sick as a child when his daycare forced him to eat green beans, and denouncing any parent that forces their children to eat food they clearly dislike. Wow... There's a Berserk Button most people probably didn't expect!
His reaction to a speech at the end of the Christian propaganda film "Rock: It's Your Decision." The main character delivers a speech denouncing the evils of rock 'n' roll music, and at one point states that some of the evil rock musicians are "admitted homosexuals." Brad (not the Snob, Brad) stops the film and mutters, "Kid... go fuck yourself." He looks pissed, and then states that, while he was willing to sit through the film and listen to the Designated Hero rail against rock music and musicians, sex, and fun in general, but he will not allow the protagonist to preach homophobia. He finishes up by saying that the protagonist and the people like him are terrible people for hating those who have different views, and that the protagonist most likely committed suicide a few years after the film. To see such a popular reviewer take a very strong stand against homophobia means a lot.
Also, the segment in which Brad defends the list of bands that Jeff accuses of Satanism and immorality, simply by pointing out what their songs are actually about, especially his reaction to "Evil Ways" by Santana.
Brad: Yes, I can see how you would have misinterpreted the line, "You've got to change your evil ways."
Brad mentioning that he's not going to criticize Christianity, saying that the people who made the film are fanatics, and that a couple of people aren't the voice for a whole religion.
And then in the v-log for Ice Age Continental Drift he mentions that his mother is a lesbian, which puts his absoulutely livid anger at the film in a whole new light.
The way he says "I'm sorry" in a cutesie voice during the midnight screening vlogs, especially after he made poor Jake see Smurfs.
While his review for Maniac is definitely given in sarcasm, it's interesting to note that - throughout the review - he is secretly demonstrating a genuine appreciation for a film that has had little such praise. He's defending its merit against those who gave a film such negative criticism for its violent and sleazy nature when that was the entire point of making it.
Jillian defending her love of a Jerkass in the review of Real Steel by kissing Brad and proclaiming "I like douches!".
Similarly, she kisses him (in-character as the Snob and Mrs. Snob) after they both give an exasperated "Really?" during the Rape Squad review.
Lloyd sleeping curled up at Spoony's feet in the second movie vlog may be the cutest thing ever put on film.
Despite all the uglyness and bridge-burning that happened with Spoony leaving Channel Awesome, Brad had only this to say about him:
If it weren't for Noah, I wouldn't have my career now. I love the guy like a brother, he's my friend, and I don't turn my back on friends.
It's notable that the only line of dialogue in the trailer for The Cinema Snob Movie is spoken by Spoony.
Jerrid (who was fired due to personal reasons) returning for an episode of Brad Tries. After all the things Jerrid did, its nice seeing them together again.
The Snob reviewing Goldengirl, which is considerably less dark and disturbing than his normal fare, and liking it. Brad even breaks character at the end of the review, taking off his glasses and un-slicking his hair, to praise the film and encourage the audience to seek it out.
During his review of Gross Out, he frequently tries to warn the audience away from the things he's going to show. During certain extended sequences, almost as a reward, he focuses the camera on his cats curling up on his lap while the audio of... certain events plays out over it.
The review of Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet reveals that Brad, for all his Cinema Snob character pours vitriol left and right, really does care about some things. In particular: he's a major fan of Looney Tunes. It's refreshing to see him show a genuine love for something.
His review of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is an affectionate tribute to Ebert, who penned the movie. In fact, Brad goes out of character to admit that without Ebert, there wouldn't be a Cinema Snob.
Oddly enough, his choice of The Stinger is also heartwarming: part of Ebert's scathing review of Brad's favorite movie, Caligula, which was what caused him to see Caligula in the first place.
Brad chewing out the father of MK in the film Epic.
Before reviewing Pacific Rim, Brad mentions that Jake got into a car accident and, after assuring the audience that he's alright, explains that since he needs a car for his job the others have lent theirs. He finishes by saying they'd be selling autographed copies of the Cinema Snob DVDs on Ebay to get Jake a new car.
In the next review for Turbo, at the end, Jake acknowledges the kind words and aid sent to him by his fans and thanks them.
After spending most of the RIPD review winding Jake up, Jillian joins in when Jake sings his happy song (when she isn't laughing).
Also, just the fact that Jake's happy song is the theme song for Ducktales. Its like seeing his inner child come out.
Jake's adoration of the kid sitting behind him at Turbo.
Jake's recounting of how Sarah roped him into seeing That's My Boy ends with an oddly sweet moment despite his enraged yelling. "You have pretty eyes!"
The utter serious discussion and review of 12 Years a Slave done by Brian, who was for the better part of 2013 called "Slaver Brian" because of a joke by Brad, and Irving, who frequently makes politically incorrect and satirical jokes.