- Ascended Fanon: For years, IMDB has listed Phelous's show as Phelous and the Movies, which he has been using jokingly in his references... until his Lion and the King review where it's actually a thing now.
- Actor Allusion: In his (and Lupa's) review of (both) My Bloody Valentine and its remake, Phelous recaps the Supernatural episode of the same name. No points for guessing the joke.
Lupa: Heh, heh. Stupid Trash-tiel.
- Brief aside: said recap mentions that Sam and Dean brought Castiel out of the trash where they left him.
- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Phelous has made famous the Old Man phrase that wet objects are "completely useless now". The old man actually refers to two different objects as "useless" and "good for nothing now".
- Name's the Same: In his belated April Fool's Day episode of Army of Darkness, he jokes that the movie continues Ash's journey to become a Pokemon master.
- Old Shame: After leaving Channel Awesome, Phelous described To Boldly Flee as "The worst movie in the universe", claiming that the film's attempts at being "serious" while also balancing the comedy didn't work well and criticizing its lifting of scenes wholesale from other movies. Phelous also claimed that some people on the site were gossiping about him "half assing" the effects that he was contracted to do for the film, and sent Welshy to spy on him to ensure that he was doing a good job (which Welshy ended up not doing due to being close friends with Phelous). His earlier commentary of the film consisted of himself, Obscurus Lupa and Brad Jones making fun of it.
- For April Fool's Day, Phelous did a review of his Mac and Me review. In it, he criticized himself for his poor delivery, bad jokes, and weak critiques.
- Talking to Himself: Taken to the point where he doesn't even really try to pretend he's playing two different characters, just two different Phelouses talking to each other. For example, he reveals at the end of Pulse 2 that he was really an "Internet TV Distortion Ghost" all along so he doesn't have to review Pulse 3. Another Phelous dressed as a Ghostbuster bursts into the room and zaps the ghost before taking over the review.
- Trolling Creator: Turned into this recently. The "Top 10 Phelous Moments of 2012" is essentially him praising the hell out of his controversial videos and mocking the ones that most people liked.