Feeding The Trolls is a web series that started when CuteFuzzyWeasel had a rotten day and decided to, well, feed a troll. The video would turn out to be far and away his most popular, and what was originally meant to be a one-off episode has become his signature series, complete with green screen backgrounds, professional lighting, and some pretty dang good comedy to boot. Join CuteFuzzyWeasel as he takes on the best of the internet's worst: the ignorant, the angry, the hateful, and the just plain creepy.
This Series Contains Examples Of
Angrish: Weasel is quite prone to this when dealing with the more brain-breakingly stupid trolls.
Berserk Button: Weasel has a special place in his heart for homophobes. His video dealing with Apologetics has a point where all the humor is dropped, and his voice goes deadly calm for a moment before completely tearing into her. Overall, his videos dealing with homophobes are often much more serious in tone than his other ones, even compared to other ones where he deals with The Fundamentalist.
Weasel: Gay people...do more...than have sex. They can love. They can aspire. And they can do everything any other productive member of this society can do. And yet people like THIS fucking troll like to think of them as some kind of weird underclass of morlock!!!
James The Preacher himself became one. His appearance on the top ten trolls of 2013 video immediately earned scorn and hatred. Then again, when you say that a school shooting happened because people went to public school and mothers didn't stay at home, what would you expect the response
Brown Note: Jared Milton's singing is this on the show. Which ends up leading to...
Cool and Unusual Punishment: CuteFuzzyWeasel being tortured by this, with the person responsible wanting him to feed Jared Milton again. He lampshades the trope, attempting to defy the trope... but after a few hours of listening to it, he eventually broke down and agreed to do it.
Call Back: CuteFuzzyWeasel asks if he has to set up the scoreboard he used for RepresentingTruth, regarding staying on-topic, regarding Irving Baxter's rant on gay marriage.
Comically Missing the Point: When Coach Dave says that he responds to hate mail by saying "I was born this way," Weasel takes a look at the baseball cap that he wears, then at the news thumbnail behind him that depicts a baby wearing the same cap, and concludes "...you were born with a baseball cap?" He then spends the next few minutes contemplating the logistics behind this even as Dave continues ranting.
Copy And Paste Environments: Two of the CoD Enlightenment Army videos he's covered use the same White House setting from Go! Animate, featuring an audience full of a few caricatures of political figures copy-pasted repeatedly. Weasel is quick to point this out.
Critical Research Failure: [In-Universe] An embarassingly blatant one when Weasel revisits Caiden Cowger, who uses a news article from the Sun (a notoriously bad news source) to reinforce his claims that liberals are turning kids gay. Weasel has to get his information on the story from various other sources when he finds that all but the intro to the original Sun article is behind a subscription paywall, and he eventually notices that not only did Caiden only read from the intro, but when he holds up a printed version of the story, it's the same pre-paywall intro that Weasel found, proving that he didn't actually read the article, either.
Emo Kid: Paints Krapplefag as one in his impressions of him.
Even Cannibal Trolls Have Standards: Weasel has a couple of rules regarding the trolls he'll feed, mostly concerning age: anyone under 16 is off-limits because he doesn't want to seem like a bully. The only intentional breaking of this rule was when he first instated it, to illustrate why he doesn't do it, and then later with Caiden Cowger.
He also finally decides that James the Preacher simply isn't worth giving attention to, and eventually does the same with Captain Crazification.
Heroic BSOD: The entire universe has a literal one when MagicalPockyUsagi says that she is a Japanese princess reincarnated, stuck in a Caucasian body.
Weasel: What the fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu...(universe logic error)
Logic Bomb: With the Apologetics, he yells "PARADOX PARADOX PARADOX", with the click of death and ending with an error window.
Hunter of His Own Kind: Weasel's whole schtick basically boils down to him making fun of people who cause problems on the internet: essentially, he's a Troll who exclusively trolls Trolls.
I Have Many Names: James the Preacher and Mariotehplumber, thanks to their accounts constantly getting banned.
I Need a Freaking Drink: While feeding 0u75p0k3n, after he says that mastrubation isn't natural since people don't have erections all the time, he immediately gets up and gets a beer in an unstated example of this.
Happens again with Monica Punk, after she states she's too talented to have a job. He leaves and lets the video play for a while and returns with an empty flask of whiskey.
Weasel: The whole thing. Proceed...
Insane Troll Logic: Kind of a given with the premise, but the CoD Enlightenment Army possibly takes the cake, preaching wild conspiracy theories about the Illuminati trying to hide Call of Duty's status as the true original First-Person Shooter. Other fine examples include:
"Because I don't masturbate, I can literally get away with murder."
"Obama is turning all of America gay."
"Dogs don't have brains because they can't speak."
"The Sun revolves around the Earth because if you wind up an old-fashioned clock, the key spins, and if you hold it by the key, the clock spins. But either way, that key is spinning."
"Halloween is a new age liberal atheist communist Illuminati plot to promote communism, devil worship and Big Government. Or...something."
Overly Long Gag: The "Meanwhile In The Middle Ages..." segment during the MagicalPockyUsagi episode goes on for well over a minute and a half.
Pyrrhic Victory: Makes a case for this when it comes to Lord Steven Christ, who came out as "The Best Troll Ever" after 15 years of acting like a complete whackjob tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist and destroying his reputation in the process.
Psychopathic Man Child: Brought up when he revisits Mariotehplumber. With all of his violent, screeching antics, Weasel had him pegged at being at most in his teens, but when he finally appears on-screen he looks like he's in his early 20's.
Running Gag: CuteFuzzyWeasel makes claim to being an android from the future, working with evil machines with the stated goal of 'kill all humans'. Which fits in with the moments listed in Heroic BSOD.
Another whenever a troll says something incomprehensible, whether being too loud or too soft: Weasel takes a good amount of time trying to translate.
MagicalPockyUsagi: (Whispering) Because I am Japanese.
Every time Irvin Baxter says something to invoke fear in his viewers, ('Is there any hope left', 'Only God can help us now'), Weasel inserts an earlier clip of Irvin saying "But I also don't want to talk about it with fear either".
Weasel's "Are You Serious" face, reserved for the craziest of Insane Troll Logic: you'll know it when you see it.
Schedule Slip: His Starship Troopers game review counts as this, as he foreshadowed reviewing it ages ago and hasn't yet posted a video on it. This has been brought up twice in his videos. Another one regarding Feeding the Trolls itself, through a combination of school, illness and a NASTY case of BSOD in his main computer.
Special Guest: ...of sorts. While he usually covers internet trolls, he's also done videos about Ted Nugent and Glenn Beck.
Stay in the Kitchen: James the Preacher. To the point where he blamed a school shooting happening on mothers having jobs other than 'stay at home mom'. As well as saying that it's the fault of the parents for letting kids go to public school in the first place and it wouldn't have happened with home-schooling (Ignoring the fact that the shooter was himself home-schooled).
Synthetic Voice Actor: Appears a lot, usually in the CoD Enlightenment Army's videos, where the text-to-speech program used will frequently mangle its lines to produce incomprehensible gibberish.
xXTheAmazingMasterOfSwag also had this* which is also the same program used by Bonzi Buddy. It ended up causing a lot of laughs with Weasel due to the weird synthetic voice it gave.
Weasel: [...] But I can tell you this: if your point ends up being Hitler, I'm gonna punch you in the nuts.
And immediately afterwards:
Weasel: .........Well, shit. Okay, you get a pass, but only because I think they've turned to dust by now!
This Is Gonna Suck: At the into of Peckcella Von Peter's vid, with the creepy toybox music and everything.
Weasel: Why do I get the feeling this is gonna come back to me in my dreams?
Throw It In: The CoD Enlightenment Army apparently take some ideas from the people mocking them. When Weasel joked about id Software going back in time so that they could make the first First-Person Shooter instead, a later video incorporated that into their teachings.
UST: He theorizes that ConservativeElite's video is a big Freudian deceleration of love to Caiden Cowger. This terrifies Weasel
Wardrobe Malfunction: Occurs in one video set on Talk Like A Pirate Day, when he got a costume for the occasion. The parrot that goes with it refused to stay on his shoulder as the straps to it broke and the eyepatch falls apart too. He then becomes worried and suggests that the hat he's wearing might just disintegrate. He actually lampshades this in his Top 10 Trolls for 2013 video, naming the store he bought the costumes from as an honorable mention troll and wonders what else the other things he bought from the shop might have done.