main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Web Video: Reviewing a Reviewer
Hello Dear Viewer, and welcome to Reviewing a Reviewer (commonly referred to as "RAR").

(Cue theme of Blue Mary from Fatal Fury.)

A web series by Eric "Asalieri" Gaede (he is commonly called "Asa"). What is his gimmick? Well, it's in the title. His show is a Video Review Show of "other" Video Review Shows.

And he is the son of "that" Bill Gaede, and is proud of it.

    List of RAR episodes and the reviewers reviewed 
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer Part 1!" (The Irate Gamer Neo's review of Order Up)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #2.1 Beta!"/"Reviewing a Reviewer Part 2.2! Do the Mario!" (The Irate Gamer's review of Super Mario Bros. 2)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer Part 3! The Odyssey" (The Irate Gamer's review of the Magnavox Odyssey)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #4 - Aladdin/Reviewing a Reviewer #4.2! Aladdin. The Conclusion" (the Irate Gamer's review of the SNES version of Aladdin)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer! #5 The Lesser Clone" (Game Dude's review of Mario Kart and Alvin and the Chipmunks games)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer! #6 Sinking The Navgtr" (the Navgtr video channel)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #7! Navgtr and the Metroid" (Navgtr's review of "Super Metroid")
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #8 Fail More Please" (Fusion Media's review of "Super Mario Bros. 2")
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #9! In Times Of Famine, Eat Your Software" (Pissed Off Video Gamer's review of the GameCube)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer! #10 Artie of Fighting" (Artie's criticism of the Fighting Game genre)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer! #11 Rated Stupid (Part 1 of 2!)" (NC 17's review of Kid Icarus on NES)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer! #11 City Castration (Part 2 of 2) " (NC 17's review of City Connection)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #12 - It'll Turn Your Stones" (Video Game Critix Cornr's review of Soul Calibur on Dream Cast and BlazBlue on PlayStation 3; guest-starring Judekhanzo)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #12.5 Vacation! Travel Bores!" (The Irate Gamer's comedy sketch Chris & Scottie: Roadtrip)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #13 - Retrogamer3" (Retrogamer3's review of Ikari Warriors on NES)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #15 - Suck or No Suck" (comparison between Clan of the Gray Wolf and The Angry Video Game Nerd)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #15.2 - A View Gone Neutral" (The Angry Video Game Nerd's review of Crazy Castle, and more comparison with Joey Roo)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #16 - One View Wonders" (random reviewers on YouTube who have barely one view on their videos)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #17 - Some Like it Dumb [Part 1]" (Angry Joe)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #17 - Some Like it Dumb [Part 2]" (More on Angry Joe)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #18: Fixedfront River " (The RPG Fanatic)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #20: Reviewing a... Rapist?" (Retrogamer3's The Gaming Rapist a.k.a. The Welfare Gamer show)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #21: Revenge of the Zero View Nobodies" (more random YouTube reviewers with no views on their videos)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #22: Five Dice Game" (Yahtzee)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #23: For Old Times' Sake Part 1" (The Irate Gamer's review of Monster Party)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #23: For Old Times' Sake Part 2" (NC 17's review of Ballz)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #23: For Old Times' Sake Part 3" (Navgtr's review of Final Fantasy VII)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #24: Arcade Derp" (Arcadeic's review of Growl on arcade; guest-starring Razorfist)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #25: And Now for Something Completely Different" (Linkara's review of the Street Fighter comic; hosted by AfroBlue)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #26: Bobbing for Tasteless Apples" (Sour Apple)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #27: Mirror Match" (Asalieri himself, contemplating his past mistakes)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #28: A Kyle of His Own" (Mike Matei's review of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]; guest-starring tkyle212)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #29: NCTGWTG Is a Terrible Scrabble Hand" (The Nostalgia Critic)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #30: Request a Review" (Narco Terror)
  • "Reviewing a Reviewer #31: Mr. Noisy Goes To Town" (TV Trash)

Reviewing a Reviewer provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Aborted Arc: He tried to review Mariotehplumber after mass fan request, but he found him already too low-quality to even review.
  • Acceptable Targets invoked
    • Bronies. He is a brony himself, but is perfectly aware of the insanity of some of the MLP fanbase.
    • Children, as he proved in his One View Wonders spinoff.
    • Fat people. Even though he is fat himself (and perfectly aware of that), he easily makes fun of fat reviewers if he dislikes them enough.
    • Mexicans, as with his "Pissed Josť" character, who is a parody of Angry Joe and a heavy Mexican caricature.
  • Badass Beard: He even made a video (now Lost Forever) about having shaved it, calling it "Death of a beard".
  • Big Eater: Asa admits he likes to eat, and has trouble to lose weight. "Dammit, food, why do you have to taste so good!"
  • Big Fun: He is a jolly guy, and is not ashamed of his fatness.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: He does this often, especially when reading his fanmail. Some of the fanmail even "requests" him to do an accent while reading it.
  • The Cast Show Off: He is an experienced stage comedian, and shows it with his acting.
  • Catch Phrase
    • "Hello, dear viewer."
    • "Until next time, dear viewer."
  • Caustic Critic: Of other Caustic Critic! Meta!
  • Creepy Crossdresser
    • Does this briefly in the beginning of "RAR #24", in the "Baka Gaijin" section. Intentionally Squicky.
    • The "Steel Beth Reviews Dungeons & Dragons" video is accompanied by Asa's wife drawings of him in a blonde wig and female clothing, in a parody of Iron Liz.
  • Defeat Means Friendship
    • After making fun of the Game Dude, he ended up being in good terms with him, even with the latter making small appearances in his videos.
    • After a LONG feud with Jfreedan (The RPG Fanatic), both of them became cool with each other.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: The Odyssey (the Magnavox Odyssey), Large Exhibit (a big rock with a deep voice) and the Nameless Parrot (a puppet parrot).
  • Simpleton Voice: He does a high-pitched and raspy voice when he voices a "loser" character; he mainly uses it for his "Pissed Josť" character, but also for characters that are bronies.
  • Video Review Show: Of other Video Review Shows! META, we said!

Rebel TaxiVideo Review ShowReZonance Soundtrack Reviews

alternative title(s): Reviewing A Reviewer
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy