A review show as presented by CR! (real name: Chad Rocco) on That Guy with the Glasses.The premise of the show is to give some insight into an under-appreciated or ill known character or series, making it one of very few internet review shows to not run on Accentuate the Negative, though regular reviews pop up on occasion so this does come up every now and then.Along with Familiar Faces, CR also runs a show called Cheap Damage. In this show CR reviews tabletop games, more specifically ones involving trading cards or collectible pieces. Unlike Familiar Faces, he's a lot less forgiving in these reviews.Can be found here at his blog and here on Blip. For a list of things reviewed by CR, see here.
One is a strange little two dimensional creature that dances around half naked spewing baby talk and is constantly surrounded by outlandish environments and creatures, and the other one's a web cartoon.
Don't show him Gormiti. Seriously, he may burn it.
Don't ever say a word about season 3 of MLP: FIM to him.
Mentioning MLP's 3rd season may annoy him, but if you really want to see him blow a fuse, try defending it!
Briar Patching: Pulls a one over the course of about five Halloween episodes in order to get a copy of the film Rockula. He meddles with supernatural affairs and defeats two supernatural beings throughout it.
Come up with surprising regularity throughout both his reviews and his work on deviantART, Such as his Valentines Day episode on Annabelle from Eek! The Cat, a brief section on Lois's massive weight gain on an episode of Family Guy during a segment in the first Familiar Face-Off, and his "Top 11 Cartoon Moms" video where he includes Lydia.
Bigger Is Better: He becomes very excited when he sees an panel of a Ghostbusters comic depicting Janine with large breasts, which the character had lacked in most of her incarnations. He is disappointed to learn that they're fake.
The Cast Show Off: You know that title card with a zillion pieces of fan art on it that look like they were cribbed from people's Deviant ART galleries? Well, you're half right. They were all cribbed from one deviantART gallery: his own. In fact, the entire series was a spinoff of a series from his deviantART where he would draw an obscure character in a different style and try to get people to guess who it was. Ironically, he admits that, having spent so much time perfecting the styles of others, he technically never developed his own style.
Mostly averted. Most episodes are about characters and/or shows he actually likes, and even when they aren't, he tends to take a constructive, analytical tone (like in the "Katie Ka-Boom" episode). Every once in a while, though, he'll unleash his pent-up hostility, like in his Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White review.
Played for laughs in his "Super Nerds" review, where he debates with another person on the internet (via web chat) about why "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" sucks.
CR: NO, YOU GO TO THE MOON AND GO BUCK YOURSELF!!
He's noticeably more critical in his Cheap Damage reviews, where a lot of the time he looks at poorly-made games. However, most of the time he still discusses redeemable qualities, as the debut episode of Cheap Damage opens with a rant at the over-saturation of Pokémon at the height of its popularity, and the Topps Attax baseball TCG received a scathing review from CR, explaining that the idea of a baseball-themed card game based on real-life players was a good idea, but the product failed on almost every aspect. Since then, Topps became a major target for criticism on the show.
He hates pretty much every episode of Friendship is Magic from the 2nd season finale onwards (and later the series in general).
Dude, Not Funny!: CR points out his third reason for not liking Katie Kaboom from Animaniacs: "This is NOT funny. This is a family being brutally terrorized by a monster. This isn't charming or whimsical. This is ABUSE!!!"
The Faceless: For the first 35 episodes of the series, CR went without actually showing his face. This made him stand out like a sore thumb among the very camera-happy contributors on TGWTG. (Ironically, this meant that Familiar Faces was hosted by someone whose own face was not familiar to us). However, starting with his Cross Over episode featuring the NC, he had his face forcefully revealed and it has remained as such ever since.
Heroic BSOD: On viewing the clip of My Little Pony Newborns in part one of his retrospective on the series, he is visibly horrified. Whether it's by the appalling quality, the complete lack of substance, the poor voice acting or all of the above, his only response is to quietly turn the video off and say he needs to go lie down. This is after he actually managed to defend some of the earlier series.
CR: All right there's being a nerd and then there's being socially inept. I mean, there's no way a normal person would ever yell at anyone about something that doesn't even matter. (cut him having an angry argument over web chat about recent episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
I Minored in Tropology: Of a sort. In this "Rushuna Tendo" video he stated that he got an A on a college course on the history of anime and manga.
Overly Long Gag: After complaining that Anna Klump from The Nutty Professor got so little character development, CR offers a wide series of questions for her. The answer is always, "Hercules, Hercules!" Then he asks what her favorite Disney movie is, and she answers "Bambi."
Perverse Sexual Lust: It would be quite a task to list every single character CR finds attractive. Even the Green M&M catches his eye. After pointing this out, he proceeds to give a very detailed explanation as to why there's nothing wrong feeling sexual desire for fictional characters, no matter how bizarre.
The Problem with Licensed Games:invoked He showed extreme worry after seeing early screenshots of the Ghostbusters game. Later finding out that this was the Wii version, upon seeing the actual screenshots for the other consoles, he decided he didn't even care if the games themselves sucked.
Ironically, in the Episode 1 commentary, he admitted that he ended up liking the Wii version better.
Shown Their Work: And how! He not only does research for the character itself, but the show he or she stars in, such as in terms of creators' background, historical context, popular impact, and sometimes even voice actors.
The invoked purpose of the Familiar Face Off segments. Currently pitted against each other are:
Marge Simpson and Lois Griffin. Winner: Marge.
Killer Tomatoes and Killer Klowns. Winner: The Klowns.
Unfazed Everyman: When a spooky Goosebumps mask comes to life (even if CR himself planned it) and states his plans on possessing CR to take over the world, he quickly gets over an initial state of shock to question the logic of it. He also takes being spontaneously kidnapped by an evil spirit pretty well.