Hello, I'm a British Person.
Mike Jeavons, or MikeJ, is a British person and a reviewer on That Guy with the Glasses
. His shows include Shameful Sequels
, which looks at inferior movie sequels
and Hang on a Second
, which is essentially a show about Fridge Logic
. More recently he has begun a show looking at the output of The Asylum
in an uncharacteristically positive So Bad, It's Good
fashion, called Asylum Seeker
and a sort of riff show regarding infomercials testing and usually mocking the product in question called "Infom£rciai$m". He has his own site here
and he can be found here
Also known for his English to American
- Acting for Two: British Bastard, easily distinguished by his blue tie.
- Actually Pretty Funny: A few jokes in Fred 2 get a genuine chuckle out of him, much to his horror.
- Anachronism Stew: According to him, Food was invented when some guy got bored killing kittens for lulz and ate one, England is cast in total darkness every so often, there is a 87 foot lemur (which is really a whole bunch of lemurs) in the countryside, and goats are the dominant species.
- Berserk Button: While not in a rage, he's obviously displeased when an infomercial product add-on to shred cheese just destroys it instead. Given that almost all the food-related commercials showcase his love of cheese, you can see why.
- Black Comedy: Well, he is British...
- Black Comedy Rape: During his Butterfly Effect 3 review, two characters in the film are taking part in a rape fantasy but the man decides it's too much for him and stops, annoying the woman. MikeJ comments that he didn't know women were into that sort of thing, so he goes off-screen and all that's heard is a woman screaming. MikeJ returns to his chair and continues the review.
- Blatant Lies: His "facts" about Britain.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: This is pretty much an ongoing theme in his videos. Very frequently he'll bring up some sort of uncomfortable detail (such as having sex with his sister, or being driven to Domestic Abuse by an infomercial he's watching) as if it's something normal and continue on without comment.
Infomercial: Are you tired of cleaning up after your dog?
Mike J: (deadpan) No, because my dog is dead.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Mentions he just finished having sex with his sister in his first review, uses it to Book End "season 1" in fact.
"Not really! (beat
) It was my cousin!"
- He jokes about him and his sister having children.
- In the Catwoman review, he learns that it isn't his.
- Really, it's a bit of a Running Gag. Apparently, it applies to all British people, as seen in the Halloween 2 review, where special guest star Welshy proved his British-ness by claiming to have had sex with his sister, a sheep, and cheese on toast.
- The Cameo: Ashens, Sad Panda and Welshy all briefly appear in his crossover review with Film Brain.
- Can't Believe I Said That: The nadir of the Beethoven sequels makes him pine for Judge Reynold. At this, Mike chokes back vomit.
- Cardboard Pal: In one episode he has a cardboard cutout face of Film Brain on a stick with a ventriloquist's-dummy mouth; all it ever says is Film Brain's Catch Phrase "SYMBOLISM!!"
- This has since become a recurring 'character', and his Ace Ventura Jr. review also had "The Nostalgia Critic", which was actually an obviously female guest wearing a cardboard Nostalgia Critic mask.
- Cargo Ship: With aforementioned cardboard cutout. In-universe.
- Catch Phrase:
Hello, I am a British person.
- Christmas Episode:
- Cloudcuckoolander: Often comes across as this.
- Comically Missing the Point: After being sarcastically told by Guru Larry that a bad scene in Christmas Vacation 2 was Oscar-worthy, he points out that made-for-TV films can't be nominated for Oscars.
- Companion Cube: A cardboard cut-out head of Film Brain who only can say: "Thymbolysm!"
- Cool Pet: He has snakes as pets.
- Cross Over:
- Deadpan Snarker
- Despair Event Horizon: Due to watching Baby Geniuses 2
- The Exit Is That Way: To Guru Larry as he attempts to escape from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2.
- Eight Deadly Words: How he views the characters of Anaconda 2.
- Fake Brit: Subverted in his Baby Geniuses 3 review when an actor puts on a terrible British accent and when Mike checks IMDb to find out his real nationality he's shocked to find out the actor actually is British.
- Follow the Leader: Probably coincidence, but The Happy Video Game Nerd had a psychotic sock puppet before he did.
- Fun with Subtitles: Jurassic Park III subtitled the velociraptors dialogue.
- Hypocritical Humor: Lampshades the bad clichés National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2 does, before doing the exact same joke.
- He complains that he hates a Sell Out... before a Blip Tv commercial break.
- I Am Very British: His catchphrase, "Hello, I'm a British person".
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Fred: The Movie reduced him to this.
There isn't enough booze in the world.
- Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: In his "review" of The Dark Knight he references the Disney attraction Soarin' Over California, and then proceeds to congratulate "the three people" who got it.
- Mental World: He goes to one containing versions of the other British critics when he reviews The Matrix Revolutions. If he doesn't complete the review in time, something terrible will happen to him in real life.
- Nice Hat: A bowler with teabags attached.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Much of his humor relies on Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick.
- Overly-Long Gag: Often in his Infom£rciai$m series when demonstrating a product is nowhere near as fast or effective as it claims.
- Parallel Porn Title: According to Mike, the title Bone Alone sounds more like this than what it actually is (a rip-off of Home Alone where the child is replaced by a dog).
- A Rare Sentence: In his review of xXx 2:
"Along for the ride is Xzibit and a bunch of unnamed extras, who hijack a cheese lorry and retrieve some guns. Now there's something I didn't think I'd say today."
- Running Gag: In Catwoman, turning off the movie, which later becomes "trying to make the remote turn off the movie" when the batteries die.
- Sequelitis: The premise of his segments.
- Separated by a Common Language: The title of his show Asylum Seeker is a pun based on it being about him looking for good parts in the films of The Asylum, while the phrase "asylum seeker" is often (and stereotypically) used by British Newspapers hostile to immigration about immigrants seeking political asylum. Foreign viewers may not get the reference.
- Shirtless Scene: Film Brain almost gets one in the Matrix Revolutions crossover review, but MikeJ stops him.
- Shower of Angst: At the end of his Matrix Revolutions review after he and Film Brain kiss.
"Make me clean. Make me clean. Make me clean."
- Something Completely Different: His review of American Wedding/Pie 3 was done entirely in rhyming couplets.
- A few episodes are more defensive, with "Contested Sequel Mike J actually likes". The Star Wars prequels even earned "In Defense of Episode 1/2/3" videos.
- Spot of Tea: Features prominently in his videos, to the extent that he can't function without one.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In Speed 2: Cruise Control he states that "Keanu Reeves, here played by Jason Patric"
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: During Sharktopus (on Asylum Seeker), he notes one of the characters was in Epic Movie, then claims he's never seen Epic Movie... not at all.
- Trolling Creator: When MikeJ reviewed The Dark Knight, the response was pretty much just as you would expect. The second part of the review ended with MikeJ saying that he actually likes the film and he just did the review for fun.
- Values Dissonance: Played for laughs in-universe. He will sometimes make a pretty offensive offhand remark, and explain how it is okay, because it is apparently a normal British viewpoint/practice.
- What Do You Mean It's Not Heinous?: He gets increasingly embarrassed at his compliments to Spider-Man 3.
- What The Hell, Casting Agency?: After finding out both Baby Geniuses 2 and Karate Dog have the same screenwriter and star Jon Voight, he figures the former must have naked photographs or something of the latter.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: If he doesn't finish his dream review of Matrix Revolutions before 7:30 AM in reality, something terrible will happen....