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Tear Jerker: The Cinema Snob
  • "There's no such thing as happy dreams, right? Everyone has nightmares every night like me? Please tell me I'm normal." Yep, you now want to hug a short, bearded, jackass film snob.
  • The Cinema Bum. Despite being used for a brief sketch, Brad's performance of him as a desperate vagrant lamenting his life is really convincing, and you just can't help but feel sorry for the poor bastard whenever you see him. Somebody buy that man a sandwich, please. Unfortunately, as of the Plutonium Baby review, he's most likely dead from the freezing weather outside.
    • He came back in the review of The Legend of Boggy Creek, only to be brutally murdered by Travis Crabtree, who had been sent into a mindless killing spree by his titular song. Doubles as Nightmare Fuel.
  • As Brad himself notes, the slow transformation of the "hero" of Rock: Its Your Decision from a music loving, likeable average joe into a ranting, raving, delusional fundamentalist who has destroyed his life, his relationships with all his friends, and most likely his future, is downright depressing.
    • The fact that the (REAL) people who made the movie would consider the character's transformation an Crowning Moment of Heartwarming/Awesome is pretty depressing.
  • Brad and Jillian have separated. Not "divorced", like how some are interpreting things, only separated. But it still sucks, though. Although they were in a Midnight Screening video together, which shows they can at least be friends.
    • According to Brad's Tumblr, they are, in fact, divorced. But he says they're still close friends and that it's not a huge deal, so that should lessen the blow to those concerned.
  • A minor example, but one that does stick-out nonetheless. At the end of his Sleepaway Camp III review, after finding out that the girlfriend of a Meet Cute couple already has a boyfriend, the look of betrayal is painfully clear on Brad's face, even if it was merely meant for a joke (especially painful since he had rooted for the couple to survive throughout the entire movie).
  • Brad's blog post about Roger Ebert's passing. The entire thing.
  • Brad's eulogy for Jew Wario is just heartwrenching.
  • The Demo Reel parody had a lot of insults to what it was parodying, but the real Karl shows up with a moment that implies just how bad he's missing his friends.
    Karl: You better be making something good here. I know what good film making is. I have seen it up close. But I will not go through the hell of seeing bad film making again.
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