Executive Meddling: He used "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift as his bumper music for the "Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2013" video. Shortly afterwards, Blip told him that he had to take out and replace the bumper music, and he could not use copyrighted music as bumper music from then on. However, Blip must've changed their minds, since now it's back.
Money, Dear Boy: As he admitted on his Twitter, splitting the "Worst of 2014" and "Best of 2014" videos into two videos each was "purely a monetary move". In a reply tweet, Todd states that he doesn't earn anything through mid-roll ads according to his contract. However, he always reminds his Patreon patrons that they can cap how many videos they pay for per month and opt out of the second video before going back to the regular schedule.
In the comments for the "Tik Tok" review, he says that he doesn't like how any of his Ke$ha reviews turned out because he feels he comes across as sexist.
He agrees with many of his watchers that his "Worst of 2013" was so unhappy that it bordered on depressing, blaming the short turnaround time and coping with the loss of his grandmother as he was making it.
Todd states at the beginning of his "Dear Future Husband" review that his attempts to not put his foot in his mouth when commenting on its themes of body positivity combined with his lukewarm opinion on the song in question left him unsatisfied with his "All About That Bass" review. The "Dear Future Husband" review is his way of making up for it (partially by making it clear that he is no longer lukewarm on "All About That Bass" - he straight-up hates it now).
One of Us: He is very aware of the fact that he has a TV Tropes page, and says he is beyond flattered to have one when several other TGWTG contributors don't. He frequently refers to TV Tropes on his Twitter page. Including one tweet where he claimed to have written for his own Fetish Fuel page, prior to Fetish Fuel's move. He's probably lying, though. Probably. He admitted in a commentary video that he doesn't visit the site all that often, but it is a good inspiration for a joke now and then, such as the "How I Met Your Mother" clip in his "O.M.G" review.
Promoted Fanboy: Todd actually started his reviews with the goal of getting a small chance to join TGWTG.
Rule 34—Creator Reactions: Shortly after joining the site, Todd mentioned in an interview for Transmission Awesome (Episode 48) that he was quite looking forward to seeing what kind of depraved fanart and fanfiction involving him might crop up. And in "S&M", Todd mentions that sadomachism itself isn't so weird considering he's seen porn of himself.
Youtube's policies towards Warner Music properties forced Todd to put "Whatcha Say" on Dailymotion rather than YouTube.
Bite me, WMG.
In January 2013, Blip told him that he couldn't use bumper music in his Best of/Worst of lists anymore. As long as he's talking specifically about the song it's fine, but being used to transition from one section to another is now a no-no.
Though this may have been reversed, as of 2015, bumper music for the Best and Worst lists of 2013 have been restored, at least on his blip page videos
However, he was forced to replace the bumper music to his Worst of 2014 list. It is likely it was just replaced back after the video slipped through the radar.
Blip's shutdown in 2015 means the loss of the full versions of some of Todd's videos, most significantly his Best of 2012, which isn't available, other than a chopped to hell League of Super Critics video that misses around 20 minutes of the original.
UPDATE: It's back! As are other reviews/One-Hit Wonderland/Cinemadonna episodes that were either pulled from YouTube or would've been had they been uploaded there. Unfortunately, we still haven't seen the return of his hidden piano tracks from before (including a cover of "It's Too Late" that kicked royal ass).
While he doesn't have a precise schedule, his Best and Worst songs are usually posted within a week or two of the new year. The Worst of 2013 was a week late, and the best one was half a week late.
2014 was a worse case, with the Worst videos coming in the middle of January and the Best videos coming at the end of January.
At this point, expecting him to put out his lists any earlier is wishful thinking.
Todd posted his Cinemadonna review of Dangerous Game on August 16th, 2015 on TGWTG website. His next update would be "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" on December 11th. He posted "Uma Thurman" by Fallout Boy on January 7th, 2016, which was accompanied by a description that said: "Todd posted this on YouTube last Halloween. It was on time at the time, I swear."
Actually, the "Watch Me" review came out in August. After Blip shut down, there was a four-month gap where he was uploading his videos to YouTube rather than to Channel Awesome.
According to the commentary for "O.M.G.", Todd originally planned to feature cameos from other TGWTG contributors and give them good reason to hate him, such as trying to convert The Distressed Watcher to Mormonism and convincing Linkara that One More Day was a good thing.
He was going to review "California Gurls", but didn't want to admit that he loved it. His review of "Best Song Ever" seems to be a good example of what it would have been like.
In the commentary for "Whip My Hair", Todd mentions he wanted to use a shot where the Hannah Montana wig got stuck in the microphone after being thrown, but it wasn't good enough.
Almost did a One Hit Wonderland for James Blunt and "You're Beautiful", as part of his sold requests through Patreon. The buyer changed it to Turning Japanese at the last minute. He did, however, hint at doing the song in his OHW for "Lullaby", so this could still happen
The music in between Todd's picks for the Top 10 Worst Songs of 2004 was supposed to be a Three Days' Grace song, but he found the unintentional comedy of "Sorry 2004"'s chorus to be too good not to include.
The Best of 2014 list was almost a top 9 until he heard "Love Me Harder."
As of 2017, only seven songs have both received a full review by Todd and also made the year-end best lists: Kanye West and Jay Z's "Ni**as in Paris" (#8 for 2012), Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (#6 for 2012), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (#8 for 2013), One Direction's "Best Song Ever" (#6 for 2013), Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" (#5 for 2013), Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)" (#4 for 2016), and The Chainsmokers and Halsey's "Closer" (#1 for 2016). Compare that to the songs he's given full reviews to that made the worst lists (as of 2017, 25, not counting the songs he would've included for 2010). note More stats: three of those songs topped their respective lists ("Tonight, Tonight" in 2011, "Wiggle" in 2014, and "7 Years" in 2016); "Rico Suave" was the only one to previously be on One Hit Wonderland; Kenny G, Eminem, and Beyonce are the only artists to appear on both a throwback list and a current list; the Worst of 2011 featured the most previously-reviewed songs (six songs, more than half the list); and "Scream and Shout" was the only one to receive a review after being featured on a worst list. Fascinating, I know.