Trivia / The Cinema Snob

  • Colbert Bump:
    • After YouTube closed Brad Jones' account, Spoony posted a few of his reviews on his website and caused his popularity to surge.
    • Also, a number of movies have gone on to cult status since appearing on his show, such as Nudist Colony of the Dead, Zombie 90, and anything starring Pierre Kirby or directed by Bruno Mattei. The DVD-R Hell reviews have done this for Tequila and Bonetti.
  • Dear Negative Reader:
    • Brad himself hasn't done this, but his review of Grizzly II was taken down due to a complaint by Suzanne Nagy, the film's producer. Her email (displayed on the former review's page) didn't seem to be concerned with Brad's right to review the film (it was never legally distributed, meaning that First Amendment rights don't apply); instead, she showed anger at the Snob's trashing of the film, going so far as to refer to it as a "horrible review." Suzanne was a little upset. Of course, angry fans have made sure the review stays up on YouTube.
    • Averted with Video Violence:
      "This review was the first time I had gotten feedback from any of the filmmakers. When I opened my email and saw I had a message from Gary Cohen, director of Video Violence, I was actually a little nervous. It was one of those 'holy shit, I'm going to open this email, and a fist is going to pop out' moments. But to my relief it was a very nice email."
  • McLeaned: In The Crippled Avengers review, Brad's bro character bemoans the off-screen death of Jake's bro character who "fell off his [skate]board and got run over by a steamroller". In reality, Jake had been fired from the site a couple of months prior.
  • Milestone Celebration: Every 50 episodes earn something.
    • 50th: Pierre Kirby week.
    • 100th: Caligula.
    • 150th: E.T. week.
    • 200th: I Spit on Your Grave.
    • 250th: Sasquatch week.
    • 300th: Heaven's Gate.
    • 400th: (while acknowledging he forgot to do something for 350th) Tenth anniversary special, with "sequels" for one movie in each of the ten years.
  • Missing Episode:
    • Grizzly II can no longer be seen after the film's producer went berserk. Brad tells the story of this episode's legal troubles on the commentary in the con-exclusive DVD. (Disgruntled fans ensure the review is still on YouTube, and there's an implication Brad himself helped with the leak.)
    • The Sexploitation trilogy, if you live in a country where Veoh is blocked, or don't feel like fucking up your computer with unwarranted spyware just to watch beyond the first five minutes.
  • Meme Acknowledgment:
    • When fans first discovered the "jail" error in the Friday the 13th: Part 6 review, they quickly grew attached to it and begged Brad to leave it in the review. The meme has since been referenced several times on the show, and even earned the number 1 spot on the Top 10 Cinema Snob Moments of 2015, with Brad himself admitting the error was hilarious.
    • Also, done with every Watch It for the Meme movie, such as Silent Night Deadly Night II ("Garbage Day!"), Mommie Dearest ("No more wirehangers!"), Troll 2 ("Oh my Gooood!...") and Second Glance ("Hey Scotty! Jesus, man!").
  • Name's the Same: The Snob reviewed a movie called "[Porno] Midnight Heat" because it had the same title as a movie Brad and friends made in 2007.
  • Old Shame:
    • Apparently, he doesn't really like his review of Wanda, The Sadistic Hypnotist (his third review), because he didn't like how he was doing it in the upstairs living room (noticeable by the bright powder blue wall) and how he incorrectly stated how the film ended.
    • He's not a big fan of most of his older episodes in general, as he felt he was trying to be too angry or too edgy.
      • His Video Violence 2 review, done three years after he reviewed the first Video Violence, has him mocking his old style throughout the review.
        Young Snob: (throws video to the ground with a smash)
        Current Snob: Interesting, I forgot the DVD I had was the Limited Glass Case Edition.
      • There was also his review of Erotic Nights of the Living Dead, done as part of his 400th episode/10th anniversary celebration, in which he looked back at his review of Porno Holocaust, its "sister movie" (as they were was shot at the same time and with the same cast and crew), which was just his second review ever, and Snob clearly wasn't fond of his early review.
        Young Snob: Porno Holocaust actually is the Holocaust of cinema!
        Current Snob: Hmmm, edgy; I compared a bad movie to the Holocaust. I understand why I was so mad in that episode: I was living in a pre-Nukie review world.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Brad's DVD collection was stolen during his move, which was referenced on the show. The theft was precipitated by Brad's layoff from his job. Brad conducts "Sexploitation Week" while sitting on the bare floor, inspiring him to label those reviews the Floor Season. (He didn't actually sell off his furniture - the iconic chair returned in due time).
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • The show's original theme song was the theme song of The Greatest American Hero, of all things. However, in 2013 it was retired (Brad has admitted that it was out of copyright concerns) in favor of a stock guitar riff-heavy track (around his League of Super Critics era) until 2015, and then a song related to the film being discussed until 2017, when he got his own song.
    • "Jet Set" by Alphaville for the Pierre Kirby episodes.
    • Lloyd's theme music is the goofy Troll music from Troll 3 (the Ator sequel). Yes, the cat has a theme song.
  • Recycled Script: According to Brad himself, the Zombie 4: After Death script was originally written for a DVD review site, and he just added some vulgarity to make it a Snob episode.
  • Referenced by...: Cinema Snob Reviews Frozen is a fan comic imaging if Snob reviewed Disney's Frozen, but still in Snob's typical style. It even features a Pierre Kirby cameo.
  • Scully Box: A few crossovers alternate between disguising or highlighting Brad's small size compared to the other reviewer. The intro to Myra Breckinridge shows how Diamanda Hagan towers over Brad, and the review itself with them in bed has him sitting on pillows to make both about the same height. In another with just camera tricks, the intro to Tromeo and Juliet to make Brad taller than Kyle (once Linkara enters the shot, it's clear Kyle is bigger).
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Sometimes, Brad-As-Himself and Cinema Snob verbally disagree with one another as if they're in the same room; Cinema Snob hates everything, while Brad loves horrible movies, so of course they clash.
    • In the review of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, the Snob not only talks to Kung Tai Ted, the two have a full-fledged fight scene.
  • Too Soon:
    • The Snob cracks a joke about Oscar Pistorius shooting through a door in the Crackerjack review. He acknowledges it's too soon, but then promptly tells his viewers to fuck off.
    • He asks if it's too soon to make a joke about Roger Ebert writing a movie that features a song called "Sweet Talking Candy Man", then gives up and lets an unseen audience boo at him.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: At the end of the Zero In and Scream review, the Snob complains that the DVD isn't even in widescreen, then looks up to notice that his review isn't in widescreen either, and claps his hands to add black bars to the top and bottom of the screen. The review was made back when YouTube used a 4:3 player, so the bars would've given the review the intended widescreen effect at the time of the review's release. However, when watching the review on a now-standard 16:9 player, all the Snob ends up doing is further letterboxing himself.
  • What Could Have Been: The second part of the I Spit on Your Grave review was supposed to open with a nit-picky rant from the Third Rate Gamer. But he couldn't do it due to schedule issues, so Brad got Josh Hadley to do it instead.