Big Name Fan: fellow youtubers Tay Zonday , Shane Dawson and iJustine love Fred. Zonday even described the videos as comic genius in an episode of "Youtubers React".
Creator Backlash: In an article in Variety, Cruikshank said that he ended production on Fred because he wanted to do something else and not be forever typecast as Fred. (However, given the absolute failure of his post-Fred work, it seems this isn't working so farů)
Dawson Casting: Self-inflicted—Lucas Cruikshank was 14 when he created 6-year-old Fred.
Averted in the movies with Fred, as Lucas was 16 when filiming took place and Fred was depicted as a 15 year old there. However, it's played straight with the ages of Jennette McCurdy (17), Jake Weary (19) and Pixie Lott (18) during filming. Fred is the only person in the middle school he goes to that actually looks like he could reasonably be a middle schooler.
Possibly inverted with John Cena as Fred's imaginary dad, unless he was around 18 when Fred was conceived (and that's only if Fred's dad is the same age as Cena, any younger then...)