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[=SourceFed=] is a {{spinoff}}, of sorts, of ''WebVideo/ThePhilipDeFrancoShow'' 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 "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Comment Commentary]]". Weekends originally featured movie reviews and Movie Club, as well as HilariousOuttakes, behind-the-scenes videos, one on ones, game competitions on the weekends.

The channel started with [=DeFranco=], [[Creator/BaratsAndBereta 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 ProductionPosse for [=DeFranco=], joining him for [=VidCon=] and the Presidential debates, and he occasionally appears on weekend shows. For a span of time in 2013, Ross Everett joined the ranks of the hosts. In April 2014, Elliott and Meg[[labelnote:*]]Who moved back to her home state of Texas to work with RoosterTeeth and her boyfriend Gavin Free[[/labelnote]] both departed from [=SourceFed=], and three new hosts joined [=SourceFed=] Reina, Will, and Matt. While Ross went back to just writing the stories. Later on it was revealed that Ross also left [=SourceFed=] to pursue his own career. On Comment Commentary 150 Joe Bereta revealed that he will be leaving Sourcefed for a new job; his final day was December 31st 2014, and he was replaced by "Drawing Board" host Sam Bashor. Trisha Hershberger announced her departure in March 2015, to be replaced by Bree Essrig from The Young Turks. Lee's departure around the same time brought in three part-timers (actress Whitney Moore, comedian Mike Falzone, cosplayer/comedian Chloe Dykstra) and permanent cast member Maude Garrett. Off-camera [=DeFranco=] employees DJ Wooldridge and Dani Rosenberg have also made semi-regular appearances onscreen, as have a number of friends of the show like Sara Fletcher, Nikki Philippi, and Jessica Nigri.

The current roster as of May 2015:

* Steve Zaragoza (also the creative director)
* William Haynes (hosts the "People Be Like" and "Politics Be Like" segments)
* Reina Scully (mainly on Super Panic Frenzy with occasional bits on [=SFNerd=])
* Matt Lieberman (hosts weekly news roundup "The Loop"; also does an advice show on his personal channel)
* Sam Bashor (does pretty much everything, and former host of the "Drawing Board" show for T-shirt designers)
* Bree Essrig (mostly focuses on news and sketch comedy; does an epic "[[GameOfThrones Sansa Stark]]-as-a-[=YouTuber=] impression)
* Steven Suptic (primarily SPF with the occasional TableTalk)
* Maude Garrett (a little of everything)

The following three came on in April 2015 and are mostly billed as "special guests":

* Chloe Dykstra (cosplayer and sketch comedian; mainly on [=SFNerd=]; also of TheNerdist)
* Whitney Moore ([[{{Birdemic}} actress]] and comedian, mainly on [=SFNerd=])
* Mike Falzone (Discovery Digital veteran, occasional news and TableTalk)

They can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SourceFed?ob=0&feature=results_main 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. A third, a gaming channel called Super Panic Frenzy, was launched in March 2015 with Reina, Phil, and new hire Steven Suptic headlining.

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!!Tropes associated with [=SourceFed=]:
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Happens a lot in their blooper videos when they run into a name or word that they're unfamiliar with.
* {{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.
** "Obvious-Lee News" is often the same thing for Lee.
* AirHugging: Averted. None of the men are scared to get up close and personal with each other.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Chloe can be absolutely filthy, especially when on-screen with Whitney. Reina, when unleashed, has a little of this, but it's mostly a small part of her generally deranged humor.[[note]]''YandereSimulator'' *shudder*[[/note]]
* AnimatedAdaptation: Sourcefed Animated, made by Andrei Terbea. Showcases funny animated versions of Sourcefed and Sourcefed Nerd videos.
* AscendedExtra: Anyone who normally works behind the scenes who shows up on camera on a semi-regular basis. Ross is the most well-known; however, DJ co-hosted Superhero Roundup, Dani pops in for Table Talks here and there, and when Joe left, Sam was promoted to the main cast.
* BadBoss: One Comment Commentary has Joe, Lee, and Elliott pretend [=DeFranco=] is one, citing Lee being on massage duty because of her "nimble, aggressive hands" and Joe being forced to dance for him.
* BadassBeard: Steve and Joe (when he lets his grow) has one.
* BadassMoustache: Joe (when he lets his grow, again).
* BeautifulAllAlong: Many fans had this reaction to Steve when he lost weight.
* BerserkButton: 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 PapaWolf 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!.''
* BilingualBonus: Joe calls himself "Menso" on an episode about Mensa. "Menso" means "stupid" in Spanish.
* {{Bishounen}}: Sam Bashor is a very, very pretty man. (This could also apply to Will and Elliot.)
* BiTheWay: 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. Bree is also openly bisexual and her jokes about crushes and hookups are pretty indiscriminate as to the genders involved. (So far as has been made public, Reina is straight, but she does seem to enjoy jokes that imply she's bi.)
* BlatantLies: Meg claiming that her first Democratic National Convention video was about "freedom," as opposed to her playing on a water slide.
* BlondesAreEvil: Played with. Lee sometimes is put into this corner, especially during one of the comment commentaries where they discuss how touchy she is.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lee, Trisha, and Meg, respectively. Subverted, in that both Lee and Meg have stated that they dye their hair. After Meg left, Reina is a brunette, but the naturally blonde Dani has shown up on occasion with purple hair. (Now, with Trisha and Lee gone, it's Bree (red), Reina (black), and (apparent) recent hire Whitney Moore (blonde), with other (apparent) new hire Chloe Dykstra as a color-shifting wild card.)
* BrainlessBeauty: Clearly averted for Lee, but she doesn't mind to poke fun at herself about this sometimes ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkPuIrHFzjo&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA 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!... [[DeadpanSnarker Thanks, Mom]].
--> HilarityEnsues in the office. Tony got the giggles and fell onto the ground.
** Also averted for Meg and Trisha
* TheBusCameBack: In the Christmas Extravaganza Benjamin Franklin Time Traveler made his big return.
** As for former hosts, Joe Bereta is still a semi-regular on the Sourcefed subreddit, Elliot has done a number of collaborations with his former colleagues, and even Trisha returned a few weeks after departing for a [=TableTalk.=] Ross came back for a one-shot on Lee's last "Five Things You Missed This Week" segment.
* ButtMonkey: Steve is playfully picked on because he had such a sheltered childhood.
** Matt and Will seem to be challenging Steve for his position.
** Matt left his twitter account signed in, so Joe and Will had ''all'' of his followers do their best to say mean things about him.
--> '''Matt (Reading a tweet)''': I'd rather have Elliott on his bad day than you.
* TheCameo: Anytime there is a guest YouTube star on a [=TableTalk=] or [=SourcefedPlays=].
** When ever Elliott appears in a Sourcefed Animated as an extra.
* ClusterFBomb: On-camera, Trisha is by far the worst offender, generally during gaming episodes. Off-camera, it's been stated on occasion that Reina is actually worse.
* CatchPhrase: Trisha and Steve have these
--> '''Trisha''': No, no! (waving finger)
--> '''Steve''': Weeeeelll...
** Will brought several that spread to other cast members; Joe in particular is fond of "You right", and "motherhugger" was so popular it got a t-shirt. Also widely adopted from Will are "Would you smash?" and "goshdarn smokeshow", the latter of which is especially popular in fan comments.
** Matt hates wasp.
** References, usually by Steve or Matt, to a particular Minecraft tip by a viewer named Peter Marquez; this came from one of the single weirdest CommComms ever.
** "Steeeeeeee"
* ConspiracyTheorist: Lee, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuIoydFk0Kg this video]], serves as a parody.
* CloudCuckoolander: Lee, Joe and Steve tend to do this most often.
* CorruptTheCutie: Pretty much the entire dynamic between Steve and Will.
* DeadpanSnarker: Elliott tends to stay in this mode the most, with Lee being this when not Cloudcuckoolander.
* DistractedByTheLuxury: Lee and a P.S. Vita. Phil declares she sucks at it, and takes it away from her at the end of the episode.
* EruditeStoner and GenkiGirl: If those two don't seem to go together, you've never seen Bree Essrig. (Or, to a lesser, or at least far less prominent extent, Trisha.)
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lee is developing quite a fan base.
** Lee bragged about touching Creator/JessicaNigri when she appeared on the PDS.
** Meg will usually join in with the guys when they say a female person is sexy.[[note]]which makes sense since Meg is [[{{Bi the way}} Bi]][[/note]]
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: So, so true. Lee is a huge fan of dinosaurs, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkPuIrHFzjo&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA she even owns a dinosaur plush at the office (2:36 and more)!]] Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwww.
** Though the boys may disagree, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDWb2c5USXs&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA as shown in Space Dinos, Easter Gren-eggs, & Birthday Time! it's Comment Commentary 12! (starting at 6:33)]]
*** Actually, Elliott went as far as to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbHKjXHDFI&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA hide Dino Yuki Staff]] (2:30) from Lee.
** UpToEleven during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9DCzk72DvQ&feature=bf_prev&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA CISPA: A Prehistoric Bill]] video: DINOFED!
* FakeAmerican: Maude's Valley Girl accent in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ABvSwsuexw this Mad Max: Fury Road]] parody is dead on. (The joke being that both the movie's setting and Maude are Australian.)
* FormerlyFat: Steve.
* FreakOut: Elliot has a minor one in the "Porn Star Cannibal" video (all staged, of course). After having to cover so many crazy stories, he completly loses it.
** Completely loses it again when a Laser pointer is pointed on him.
* FromBadToWorse: {{Invoked}} during the story about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXAIS2anY5Y&feature=BFa&list=PL83DB5F40B743A518 killer spiders]] in a city of India...
-->'''Joe''':I'm sorry, I'm just reporting the news, but it gets worse.
-->'''Lee''':NO DEAR GOD NO!
* GallowsHumor: Bree, in spades; her ThePollyanna-cum-StepfordSmiler portrayal of [[GameOfThrones Sansa Stark]] as a YouTube vlogger (leading to her being verbally abused by Joffrey (Sam), grossed out by The Hound (crew member Owen), and literally vomited on by blackout-drunk Cersei (Chloe)) is made of this from beginning to end. Will and Steven Suptic to a lesser extent, although in Suptic's case it blends over into RefugeInAudacity.
* {{Goth}}: Lee and Elliott dress as them in honor of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceh9yDcycjY&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA World Goth Day]].
* GamerChick: Meg, Trisha, and Reina.
* GenreShift: Sort of. The handover from Joe to Steve led to 2015 beginning with a lot of experimentation in style. One of the biggest changes was the addition of significant amounts of sketch comedy to what had been mostly standup-style; while Lee in particular had done some sketch work, Steve's direction expanded on it. Hiring Bree Essrig, a veteran sketch comedian herself, probably influenced that change.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Bree + Reina + [[SpaghettiKiss a Twizzler]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vHxCJForfM = obvious choice for a thumbnail.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. Lee married herself, with Phil acting as the mayor representing the state of the Internet in "The Self Marriage Trend" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWu5iKgopJI&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA video]].
** Played straight with Joe and Elliot.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Will and Steve seem to be this since they share a fair about of time with each other outside of the office, Will even says that Steve is the reason he came out of his shell. (They appear to be roommates since Steve's marriage collapsed.) Also, this may or may not apply to Chloe and Whitney, who were friends before appearing on SF, but they certainly look it from their on-screen chemistry.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Played With. In the Christmas Special Meg cuts her own hand with a pair of scissors to the point where she loses control of herself in a panic, and drops a Christmas Tree on herself.
* HufflepuffHouse: In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkX1LID26Sw&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA&index=20 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.
* IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike: Lee's rant in the second comment commentary about how women can't argue.
* {{Jerkass}}: Troll Joe, picks on Lee during an entire video. He also attacked other sensitive topics:
--> '''Joe''': You're dumb, Sourcefed is dumb, Sourcefed Nerd is dumb, puppies are dumb... Oh, and so are charities. Charities are dumb!
* KillItWithFire: Lee's reaction to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXAIS2anY5Y&feature=BFa&list=PL83DB5F40B743A518 killer spiders story]].
* KilledOffForReal: Played with (Thank god). In the Christmas Special Steve ends up dying from having his heart grow 3 sizes from the special itself being too good.
* KubrickStare: Lee, during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okxrFUrRc00&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA Burping, Cheating, and Prometheus VS Madagascar... It's Comment Commentary 21!]], at 2:40). That girl is dangerous...
* LargeHam: Joe when he acts as Teddy Roosevelt. Pretty much everyone at one time or another.
--> '''Joe''': BIG MAGIC STICK
** Most of the women save Trisha, but Lee and Chloe run away with the trophy, with Bree a close third.
* MallSanta: Santa Steve and hes probably one of the worst ever. Between mistaking Meg for a boy, constantly interrupting Trisha when she tries to tell him what she wants for Christmas, coming onto Lee, borderline molesting Sam, ditching Ross because hes Jewish, and having idle conversation with Joe.
** Hes back again for the year of 2014, and hes as bad as ever.
* MrFanservice: Joe. He loses his shirt sometimes, and even his pants during a blooper video ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQxxDLOQvGA&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA 4:44]]).
** In the Ice Bucket Challenge Will takes his shirt off, ''Damn''
* MusicalEpisode: Kind of. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIGw_PxKjS0 Behold!]] Featuring LaciGreen.
* NamedByDemocracy: 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.
* NewMeat: 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.
--> '''Joe''': Oh, Ross is dead? Sucks.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Lee's final statement about being sorted into Hufflepuff House. Elliot's reaction?
-->'''Elliot''': Yeah, tell yourself that.
* OneHeadTaller: Lee, Reina, and Trish are all in the vicinity of five feet tall, Bree is 5'3", and Steve Zaragoza is only 5'6", making the use of apple boxes on camera very common, especially with the taller cast members like Sam, Chloe, Elliott, and Ross. (A behind-the-scenes Snapchat of one of Steve Z and Maude Garrett's first whitewall stories showed Steve standing on one and still not quite measuring up to the 5'11" Maude.)
* PapaWolf: Joe. Everytime a story is about a child put in danger, this pushes his BerserkButton 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.
** Since Will began working at the office Steve has always tried to keep him on track in Comment Commentary videos, even though Steve is the one going of the rails when Will isn't around.
* PowerTrio
** The OG 3 Hosts: Joe, Elliott, and Lee.
** The Second Generation Hosts: Steve, Trisha, and Meg.
** The Third Generation Hosts: Will, Matt, and Reina.
* PrimalFear: Spiders story. 'nuff said.
* TheRival: Will has been trying to phase Joe out ever since he became a host, especially when it comes to dance moves.
* RunningGag:
** Lee and dinosaurs.
** The introduction of guests, filling in for x because of y
** [Plasma Bomb/Hit/Eat/Smash/etc] [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel the like button.]]
** Benjamin Franklin Time Traveler, much to Elliott's and Phil's chagrin
** Meg and #[insert random group of people]Shaming
** Sexy Montages
** Getting Norged in the bloopers
** Steve punching Elliott
** Joe walking into the frame on a [=TableTalk=] just to drink Steve's water and leave
** Thaddeus J. Spider
** [[MegaCorp Strens'ms]]. Played with, as there is neither rhyme nor reason to their products.
* SelfDeprecation: All of the hosts crack jokes about themselves. However, Will does this quite frequently, and Bree is absolutely vicious about this (with more than a hint of StepfordSmiler thrown in for good measure).
* ShirtlessScene: Joe, in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1UA4vt36x0&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA "Woman goes TOPLESS in NYC"]] video.
* ShipperOnDeck: Some might say Trisha ships Will and Reina, actively putting the former on the spot in "Ultimate Nerd Comm Comm"
-->'''Trisha''':I feel like you turn the smooth on every time Reina comes into the room
-->'''Will''': What?
** Weina has gotten engaged (Not to Will), thus debunking #Weina
** #Breeberman seems to be a thing among fans, although Matt has an IRL girlfriend.
* ShipTease: Played with. In dozens of videos the host fuel the rumors of relationships in the office such as Steve kissing Joe or in the case of Lee, almost kissing. However #Weina is currently the biggest of these thanks to Trisha.
** In Comment Commentary 137 it was revealed that Reina is engaged to her boy friend (Not Will) there for ending #Weina
--> '''Mtt''': #Weinadebunked
* SixthRanger: Ross Everett, one of the writers, started making regular on-camera appearances in July 2013.
** Reina, Will, and Matt who became new hosts shortly after Elliott, Ross, and Meg left.
* ShoutOut:
** To [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], for obvious reasons:
--> '''Joe''': Ok, so this trailer ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSYBpePPIqc&feature=bf_prev&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA 1:45]]) is gonna results in way too many "arrow to the knee" comments.
--> '''Lee''': Arrow to the knee!
** Guess who makes a quick cameo during the "Black Hole Ejected From Galaxy!" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Somx7CBK6Y&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA&index=20 video]] ? [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} The Space Core]].
** [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OWMJiFkQV4&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA&index=20 here]]).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G6k1ZTzeUQ "Scientists Breed Killer Frogs!"]] references ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''.
* StrangeGirl: combined with NoodleIncident for Reina, who, according to Trisha, is just a deeply odd person who doesn't show it so much on camera. (Or at least until Joe left and Steve Z took over as creative director. Now Reina's much more openly twisted.)
* TagalongKid: The other hosts sometimes treat Will like this because of how young he is. Joe even called him a baby when he realized Will was still in college.
* TeamMom: Trisha is often called the "Mom of [=SourceFed=]" by the other hosts.
* ThatCameOutWrong: 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.
* TopTenList: The "Top 10 Worst Remakes" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5xB-PnVIUY&feature=BFa&list=UU_gE-kg7JvuwCNlbZ1-shlA video]] and again with the "Top Ten Best Space Movies" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OWMJiFkQV4&feature=channel&list=UL video]]
* TheUnpronounceable: Played with. Steven Suptic's screen name mlgHwNt is apparently pronounced "MLG Haunt", but it certainly doesn't look it, especially in a sans serif font.
* WhamLine: On [[WhamEpisode Comment Commentary 150.]] Joe revealed that he was leaving [=SourceFed=]. After a clever segue from talking about Stephan Colbert's last show.
* WorldOfPun: in "Bees, Time Travel, and 25 Years To Live on #TableTalk!" Steve, Ross, and Trisha go on an unbeelivable bee pun rant.
--> '''Trisha''': we're beehive on our shoots today.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: "The Offices of Lieberman and Rosenberg". Also, the out-of-office video for Christmas 2013 opened with about two minutes of Ross nonchalantly [[PekingDuckChristmas eating Chinese takeout. ]] Somewhat averted with Bree, who is Jewish (her last name, Essrig, is Yiddish for citron, a lemon-like fruit used in the Sukkot ceremony), but rarely if ever mentions it.
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