SourceFed is a spinoff, of sorts, of The Philip De Franco Show that DeFranco launched in 2012 as part of YouTube's content initiative. The channel runs regular shows Monday-Thursday, featuing five stories a day, 4 minute max per video. On Fridays they do "Comment Commentary". Weekends originally featured movie reviews and Movie Club, as well as Hilarious Outtakes, behind-the-scenes videos, one on ones, game competitions on the weekends.The channel started with DeFranco, Joe Bereta, Lee Newton and Elliott Morgan, and DeFranco as the first commentators, and Kevin Brueck hosted "Curb Cash" on Saturdays. A couple weeks in DeFranco left, since the channel was intended to be separate of him, and let the others run the show. "Curb Cash" was eventually pulled due to low popularity, leaving the three commentators as the only members on the show. Steve Zaragoza, Trisha Hershberger, and Meg Turney would fill in when other members were gone for the main show, but as they were not employees of DeFranco, they were not permanent fixtures on the commentaries. All three joined the show in short succession as official members in Fall 2012, and now all six rotate for presenting news and hosting weekend content. They all appear on the commentaries unless they're gone. They also run as a non-acting Production Posse for DeFranco, joining him for VidCon and the Presidential debates, and he occasionally appears on weekend shows.They can be found here.Another spinoff channel, SourceFed Nerd, was launched in May 2013, with a focus on tech, video games and comic book news. It's also the new home of Table Talk and Movie Club.
Tropes associated with SourceFed:
Adorkable: All of them show adorkable tendencies. Considering that Phillip DeFranco is also called adorkable, it may be a running thing throughout his company.
"Feelin' Good With Joe Bereta" really emphasizes Joe's Adorkable side.
Ascended Extra: Anyone who normally works behind the scenes who shows up on camera on a semi-regular basis. Ross is the most well-known but Sam and DJ are gaining popularity.
Badass Beard: Steve and Joe (when he lets his grow) has one.
Berserk Button: Whenever the news is about someone harmful to children, Joe tends to be the most vocal (read angry/furious) about it. Having children himself, when you take into account his Papa Wolf tendencies, it's quite understandable.
Lets just say Elliott doesn't take having a laser pointed at him well, as seen in "Men Face Prison After Laser Pointer Prank" starting at 1:59.
Trisha will not tolerate anyone messing with someones laptop
Trisha: You don't mess with someones laptop, that's punishable by death!.
Bilingual Bonus: Joe calls himself "Menso" on an episode about Mensa. "Menso" means "stupid" in Spanish.
Bi the Way: Meg, who casually revealed that she liked girls when she asked her heterosexual panelmates if it would be weird for them to have sex with clones of themselves.
Blatant Lies: Meg claiming that her first Democratic National Convention video was about "freedom," as opposed to her playing on a water slide.
Blondes are Evil: Played with. Lee sometimes is put into this corner, especially during one of the comment commentaries where they discuss how touchy she is.
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Lee, Trisha, and Meg, respectively. Subverted, in that both Lee and Meg have stated that they dye their hair.
Brainless Beauty: Clearly averted for Lee, but she doesn't mind to poke fun at herself about this sometimes (2:55):
Co-Worker: If you're falling down, put that dinosaur over your face, Lee!
Lee: Watch out, protect that face, it's all you got!... Thanks, Mom.
Hilarity Ensues in the office. Tony got the giggles and fell onto the ground.
Also averted for Meg and Trisha
The Bus Came Back: In the Christmas Extravaganza Benjamin Franklin Time Traveler made his big return
Butt Monkey: Steve is playfully picked on because he had such a sheltered childhood.
He's never had any surgeries, and has never broken a bone. His first plane ride was in 2012.
Happily Married: Parodied. Lee married herself, with Phil acting as the mayor representing the state of the Internet in "The Self Marriage Trend" video.
Played straight with Joe, Steve, and Elliot.
Hufflepuff House: In this video, the different members took a test on Pottermore in order to determine in which house they would belong. Joe got Griffyndor, Elliot got Ravenclaw and Lee got... Hufflepuff. She does not take it well, because of the implications of the trope.
Named by Democracy: Every year, Maxim Magazine makes a list of the top 100 hottest women. In 2012 they let the readers vote and you could do a write in, and add someone who wasn't on the list. Joe and Elliott told viewers to vote for Lee. They did. So much that they crashed the site! Maxim then did an article that included Lee and mentioned that she had "list potential." In the end, Lee landed in 57th place.
New Meat: In "VidCon Q&A With SourceFed!" they are asked who they would eat first if they were stranded on an island. Joe mentions that Ross is the new guy and that they aren't as emotionally attached to him.
Papa Wolf: Joe. Everytime a story is about a child put in danger, this pushes his Berserk Button and he makes it pretty clear that anyone who is harmful to children should deserve the worst punishment ever. Given the fact he's a proud father himself, it's quite understandable.
Team Mom: Trisha is often called the "Mom of SourceFed" by the other hosts.
That Came Out Wrong: In "Sexy Interns, Adorable Dogs, & Elliott's 3-Year-Old Friend... It's Comment Commentary 68!" Elliott mentions a 3-year-old friend that he has, Steve Lee and Joe all let him know how wrong that sounds.