Jack Douglass is an American filmmaker, comedian, and musician, who runs the YouTube channel Jacksfilms, on which he posts parodies of just about anything. He also has a long-running (2 1/2 years and over 60 episodes as of December 2013) series called Your Grammar Sucks, where he reads aloud grammatically-painful and typo-laden comments left on YouTube and Facebook. He is attempting to "clean up the world"—or at least the internet—one comment at a time. He has two other shows: PMS (Parodies, Music videos and Sketches) and JackAsk, a sarcastic Q&A show.
PMS* Parody, Music video, Sketch premieres every Monday.
Affectionate Parody: His parody of Sherlock gained some controversy from viewers who thought he was disrespecting the series. Jack replied that it was "a parody FROM a fan TO the fans", and that making a parody couldn't pay it any higher praise.
Butt Monkey: Kristen. Even retroactively, in YGS #48 when the line "i thinking now on my girlfriend" brings up a picture of Jack himself in drag rather than Kristen. Although this is justified by them having broken up.
"That's almost a hundred..."Explanation: At various points throughout YGS' history, he's said something along the lines of "Episode X? That's almost a hundred!" It's only recently passed 50 episodes.
":a what a fucke?!" Explanation Ever since this entry from episode 21, he's used this sound bit/video clip/quote whenever he comes across a particularly baffling comment. Behold,all of them.
"Oh, Olga!" Explanation Fellow YouTuber/IRL friend Olga Kay, of Russian descent, has some trouble with the english language in written form (she's fluent in speech) despite having lived here for quite a few years, and Jack features one of her comments every once in a while in an episode of YGS, followed by him exclaiming "Oh, Olga!"
"Help me clean up YouTube! If you see an amazingly bad comment on the Internet, take a screencap of it and send it my way either via Twitter or my Facebook fanpage." Explanation His plug at the end of every episode for sending him possible YGS entries. He eventually turned it into a jingle.
Chad: Hey America! Wanna look abtastic? Then quit choking down the cheeseburgers and start stroking your way to an abnormally abstract abyss. You wanna know my abpinion? Check yourself into rehab if you don't habpen to get the reabtions you want!
I'm a Humanitarian: In the Sherlock parody, Sherlock sees a dab of ketchup on Watson's mouth, a half-eaten burger, and a bottle of ketchup. What does he assume? Watson killed and cooked someone into that burger.
Invoked by this (expletive-filled, ranting) YGS entry. It inexplicably ends with the words "I like that", and Jack reads it accordingly.
YGS #88's final comment inexplicably has this:
Jack: "It's pretty bad that people wait an entire year before bringing something special back up. I'm not only talking about 9/11 but also Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines day... You have 365 days to tell your parents you love them. You have 365 days to tell your significant other you love them and appreciate them. And you all have 365 days to remember 9/11... So why do you only choose one day out of the year to remember? I'm sorry but it seems to me that some people use it as an excuse to be more racist than normal." Where did that come from?!
Starting around episode 32, he's been including at least one tweet from fellow YouTuber Olga Kay in every few episodes of YGS, followed by an exclamation of "OH, OLGA". He even managed to fit it into the Christmas Special, which is a song.
"Whoopsie Daisy", used as a reaction to comments that are mostly grammatically correct but have a single, huge mistake (for example, confusing the words gentle and genital).
At the end of some videos (before Jack moved to L.A.), Jack's (former) girlfriend Kristen will be there with him, apparently to talk about upcoming videos...but every time, he tells her to shut up as soon as she opens her mouth, leaving her standing there awkwardly.
Stress Vomit: In the "Dubstep Solves Everything" video, Jack's convulsing to his own dubstep noises makes the girl he's coming onto puke in distress and creeped-out-ness.
Stupid Statement Dance Mix: They're not dance mixes, per se, but YGS #10, 15, 25, 30, 35, 45, 65 and 75 are all songs or Piss Take Rap comprised (nearly) entirely of badly spelled comments. He even rhymed them. And believe it or not, there are a few instances where two comments in a row actually make sense together.
Sometimes done on a case-by-case basis for single comments in the regular YGS run, generally involving Self-Backing Vocalist.
Jack tends to react badly when particularly bad comments get a high amount of likes. It's taken to its logical conclusion in YGS 57, where his reaction to a particularly bad comment getting an absurd amount of likes is to angrily lunge at the camera.
He is also not a fan of Ray William Johnson, although he has made it clear that he respects Ray's ability to get people such as Robin Williams into his videos, and would also try to keep conversation polite despite not liking his work.
One recently unearthed by JackAsk is when people submit incredibly random questions in attempts to sound funny, citing the rule that "RANDOM doesn't always equal FUNNY"- especially made clear in JackAsk #10.
Epic Fail: He once tried to prank call Toby Turner and say that his girlfriend was pregnant, with him not knowing what to do. Toby was watching the livestream he was doing this on, and Jack didn't bother checking to see if he could.
Mean Character, Nice Actor: On screen, Jack plays up the act of being a pompous dick. Off screen, he's a friendly, humble, and approachable guy.
Ridiculously Cute Critter: Jack's new puppy, Klondike. She's an adorable American Eskimo dog that regularly falls asleep in Jack's arms.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Toby Turner; the two prank one another on a near constant basis, including in their respective videos. Regardless, the two are good friends and regularly collaborate. The same goes for Sean Klitzner, who has jokingly said that Jack is his archnemesis and constantly tries pranking him, and for OlgaKay, although his ribbing on her is more one-sided.
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