Trivia / Brad Jones

  • Acting for Two: Tends to happen whenever Brad's characters crossover. Also done in Hooker, where he plays two of the major antagonists. And at the end of The Story Of Ricky review, the Snob and Kung Tai Ted have a duel.
    • Though if you look at some points during the duel you can tell when one of the characters is played by a stunt double (Flaming Brian, to be specific).
  • Creator Backlash:
    • In the non-canon pilot for Pop Quiz Hotshot, he was unenthusiastic (and later considers it an Old Shame). Part of it was because of the Troubled Production.
    • Of a sort towards Paranoia. while he doesn't outright hate it, he regards it as somewhat amateur, seeing how he wrote it in high school and said it's more Ryan's (the director's) movie than his.
  • Follow Up Failure: Most of Brad other shows beyond The Cinema Snob don't last long (ex: Softly From Cable only lasted two episodes) or haven't had new episodes in a while (ex: the last Kung Tai Ted was in 2011). The only other shows he's done that seem to have some form of longevity are Brad Tries..., DVD-R Hell, and perhaps 80's Dan.
    • The most updated series so far has been Midnight Screenings, which started as just a summer thing but expanded to every week (sometimes multiple days per week).
  • Line to God: His tumblr, full of fan questions, videos, and a disproportionate amount of Friends and Gilmore Girls GIFs.
  • McLeaned:
    • Jerrid Foiles has been let go from the site with no chance of returning, according to Brad. Apparently Brad and Jerrid buried the hatchet at some point, as Jerrid made an appearance in the video for Violent Shit 4.0, as well as in ''The Reviewers''. He made a surprise appearance in the Midnight Screening for Warcraft, though it remains to be seen if he'll make a full return.
    • Jake Norvell's ties with Brad were severed by the latter, due to this. Confirmed in the same thread by Brad.
    • A more direct example of this is Brad's ex-girlfriend Rayn, who recorded two Brad Tries... videos with him in her sole contributions to the website (aside from a cameo in The Reviewers). After the incident with Jake described above, they were taken off the site, and were lost after Blip (the video service Brad was using at the time) was shut down. She has received no mention since.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: The real Brad Jones is very gracious towards his fans and generally seems like a nice person, and frequently does reviews as himself, instead of being in-character as The Cinema Snob. Much of the time, it's easy to mistake the Snob's opinions as Brad's own, even though the Snob himself is an exaggerated Caustic Critic, and Brad frequently finds himself writing hateful reviews for movies he actually likes.
    • Brad specifically mentions that "Snobbing" his favorite movie of all time, Caligula, was particularly heartbreaking.
    • The reverse is also true - Brad remarks that writing a praising review of Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom was one of the most difficult things he's ever done.
    • His nice guy attitude even shined through when he "had to be the bad guy" by saying that he was really displeased with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
    • Need more proof? His cameo alongside aforementioned Distaff Counterpart - Obscurus Lupa - wherein during one of the takes (see the outtakes at the end of the review)...he accidentally punches her ...in the face. He immediately starts apologizing and hugging her.
      • And then gives her the greatest two-second cameo ever, when Kung Tai Ted randomly shows up and punches the Snob in the face. Cut to Lupa, with a laugh.
    • Apparently inverted by Jerrid Foiles, who played himself as an eternal nice, if slightly dumb guy, but, well, more details elsewhere...
  • Name's the Same: Brad went and saw the 2013 movie Paranoia because it had the same title as a movie Brad and friends made in 2011.
  • One of Us: Jillian dressed up as Sailor Moon, may or may not own a katana, has referenced Death Note, and apparently plays Dungeons & Dragons. Pretty safe assumption.
  • Romance on the Set:
    • Sarah and Brian used to be married, but they divorced amicably. After that, she and Jake started dating. At some point they broke up and she started dating Dave...and now they're engaged!
    • Jillian was married to Brad; they're now divorced, but they're really good friends and she still appears in his videos.
  • Schedule Slip: Brad is really good about making sure that something new is posted on his website on a regular basis, but that's possible due to the fact that he has at least eight shows to choose from, they do not all update on a regular schedule, mostly due to amounts of reviewable material, the amount of work that goes into an episode or just plain interest on his part.
    • For example, Brad and his friends all seem to love 80s Dan, but the fact that the show (Which is still a nostalgic snark-review show) is structured like an 80s Sitcom with the biggest cast out of all of his shows means that they can only do a few episodes a year.
    • Keeping it short, the only regularly updated shows are The Cinema Snob (weekly, though at times replaced with DVD-R Hell or a special) and Midnight Screenings\Brad's Current Movie Reviews (once a week, but sometimes more).
  • What Could Have Been: Brad mentioned once on his forums that he was planning a new scripted series about a character that loves films by The Asylum. As the post is nearly two years old of this time, the series probably didn't take off. (Also, MikeJ has an "Asylum Seeker" reviews with a similar premise, so it's possible that Brad didn't want to create a competing series.)
    • There's also several films he wanted to review, but ended up deciding against for various reasons. He also claims that the The Stewardesses 3-D review almost didn't happen because he had a hard time coming up with material.
    • In the pilot episode of the animated series based on Lloyd, a scene involving talking monkeys was cut out. To be more specific, every animal in the show can talk a la Bojack Horseman and the deleted scene involved confusion over talking monkeys. It wouldn't fit with the narrative.
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