[-[[caption-width-right:199:So I'm sitting there, tending bar...]]-]

->"This is Dominic. Dominic works at as five star restaurant called the Pixel Palace. There, some of video games' most popular celebrities pop in to have a drink. Sometimes, they share stories, and even secrets. Because--as we all know--what the bartender hears is confidential... isn't it?"

As the bartender to some of the most famous characters in the video game world, Dominic has seen and heard many things, and every so often he will sit down and share some of his stories (as well as his artwork) with the people at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.

You can watch it [[http://blip.tv/video-game-confessions here.]]

!!Provides Examples Of:

* AskAStupidQuestion: In response to Dominic wondering why Eggman would steal the VideoGame/AngryBirds' eggs: "Because his name is Eggman!"
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Samus]] and Snake's Box
* TheBartender: Dominic.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: His closing catchphrase.
-->You see a lot of strange things as a bartender. You see a lot of strange things at The Pixel Palace. So, I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace.
* BringMyBrownPants: Link wets himself after the guy he's been hitting on [[spoiler:(Sheik) reveals herself as Zelda.]]
* ButIDigress
* {{Callback}}: The series's very first episode has Mario admitting that Peach seemed to have Stockholm syndrome and has developed a kink for being in cages thanks to being captured so many times. [[spoiler: Princess Daisy later reveals that it is all a clever ploy thought up by Peach herself.]]
** One episode has a Link hitting on another guy at the bar and when the said guy asks about his relationship with Zelda Link says they have a agreement that let's his sword swing both ways. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Link, the guy he was hitting on was Sheik who then revealed herself as Zelda. (Note the OhCrap, BringMyBrownPants, and GroinAttack tropes on this page).]] In a later episode Link is hitting on Pacman who is enjoying himself more than a married pac should. Dominic asks about the Mrs. and Pacman says they have a agreement to which Link pips up that he and Zelda have one as well making Dominic roll his eyes.
* CassandraTruth: [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Daisy's]] episode reveals that Peach [[spoiler:is secretly planning to conquer the world.]] She tells Dominic that's she free to tell him this because nobody will believe him, thanks to Peach's public image.
* CatchPhrase:
** "You see a lot of strange things as a bartender. You see a lot of strange things at the Pixel Palace. So I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace. And that ain't no lie. Swear to it."
** ButIDigress
* CompanionCube: Solid Snake and his Box.
* CrapsackWorld: While the lines between the video game world as a job and as part of reality isn't really set in stone, some of the things Dominic hears implies that the world isn't exactly in the best of shape. [[spoiler: Samus]] is AxeCrazy and can get away with numerous violent acts, [=GlaDOs=] is on the loose and infecting people's cars, and, worst yet, both the Angry Birds' government and [[spoiler: Peach's government]] are manipulating the public to their advantage.
* CreatorsOddball: Unlike Doug's other popular characters who are at the centre of their universe and other people react/interact with their craziness, Dominic is a stoic StraightMan who listens to his clients and just reiterates what they tell him.
* DepravedBisexual: Link. The homosexual part is definitely the more emphasized, but in his first appearance, he explains that [[DoubleEntendre "his sword swings both ways."]] Strangely, it seems he remains married, even after his first appearance.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Chell]] commits suicide after Dominic offers her cake.
* EntendreFailure: All the time, but a shining example is from the first example when Mario and Dominic fail to see ''each other'''s entendres:
-->'''Mario''': Well, [my trouble has to do with] "cleaning the pipes", [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre If You Know What I Mean.]]\\
'''Dominic''': ...no, no, I don't know what you mean.\\
'''Mario''': You know, trouble in my bedroom.\\
'''Dominic''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You have a plumbing problem in your bedroom?]] What, do you have a water bed, or something?\\
'''Mario''': ''Sex! I'm talking about sex!''\\
'''Dominic''': You got trouble getting a 1-up?\\
'''Mario''': Eh?\\
'''Dominic''': A nail in the hammer brothers? You know, hitting the warp zone?\\
'''Mario''': ...eh?\\
'''Dominic''': Dammit, bastard! I'm talking about an [[SomethingElseAlsoRises erection!]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even [[{{Jerkass}} Link]] is weirded out by the whole Pac-Man fiasco.
* FakeBrit: Doug Walker, a Chicago resident, as Dominic the bartender, a cockney bloke.
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Parodied with [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] becoming a "humany", an animal who likes to dress up as a human.
** Interestingly, the human specifically mentioned being cosplayed is [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica]] [[FridgeBrilliance Rabbit.]]
* {{Gayngst}}: Donkey Kong Jr.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: [[spoiler:A murdererer throws [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]'s parents' corpses (just roll with it, ask his cardboard box if you have a problem with that) around like nunchucks.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Zelda]] does this to Link.
** Samus also did this to VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry... in ''the most horrible way that's humanly possible!' (He probably deserved it.)
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Donkey Kong and Pauline
-->'''Dominic''': I don't even know how a giant ape and a medium sized woman can even... [[{{Squick}} I'm not gonna go there]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Link and, for what he did to Sonic, Tails.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: Dominic's stories, with the exception of one, always begin with some variant of "So, I'm sittin' there, tendin' bar, when in walks [brief indicator of how often he sees the subject] [title character]."
* MultipleChoicePast: Snake either [[ParentalAbandonment had parents]] who got killed [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilariously]] or he's a clone.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[VideoGame/DukeNukem Duke Nukem's]] vision for ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' would involve Creator/JohnnyDepp as a slug monster who shits out real [[TreasureIsBiggerInFiction diamonds]], [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] with [[ZombieApocalypse zombified]] inhabitants owned by Creator/AngelinaJolie, a [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever monstrous]] [[BreathWeapon fire breathing]] [[WeaponizedLandmark Eiffel Tower]] with Creator/JerryLewis's head, a [[HumongousMecha mechanical]] biting Mount Rushmore that [[MonumentalBattle fights against]] the Eiffel Tower, a resuscitated UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic with tits, and the [[NukeEm nuking]] of [[ThrowawayCountry Canada]]. And this game would somehow involve all of the actual people, monuments, etc.; money is no object!
* NoPartyGiven: Subverted. After his career in video games crashes, VideoGame/EarthwormJim works by advising US Presidential candidates. At first Dominic avoids mentioning who specifically Jim works for, but later lets slip that it's Mitt Romney.
* NotSoStoic: Dominic is borderline horrified when he learns of [[spoiler:Peach's secret agenda]] from Daisy.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Peach]]
* OhCrap: Link when he learns the man he was hitting [[spoiler:on was his girlfriend... wife... thing.]]
* OnceAnEpisode: Dominic says the lines at on the page image and at the end of the page are said at the start and the end of the episode.
* [[PapaWolf Papa Gorilla]]: Donkey Kong.
* PolygonCeiling: Earthworm Jim spends most of his encounter with Dominick ranting about how hard he hit it, particularly sore about how the console's limitations crippled the usual surreal creativity his games brought to light.
* PunchClockHero: Simon Belmont's problem-he's a vampire slayer in a world where vampires are getting very close to extinction, thanks in part to his own hypercompetency. [[spoiler:Dominic helps him pick up zombie hunting.]]
* RealityEnsues: Blanka's confession involves a hilarious line of misfortune after misfortune, all related to his electric powers and more than half of which involve someone dying. [[spoiler:He reveals that his confession is his last drink and he's about to be executed for all that.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Link. Let's see...[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]], VideoGame/KidIcarus, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], The entire cast of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', [[VideoGame/{{Qbert}} Q*bert]], and [[Franchise/DonkeyKong DK Jr.]]
* RiddleForTheAges: So what exactly WAS the relationship between [[spoiler: Snake and his box?]]
* StraightMan: Dominic plays this role, often acting as the OnlySaneMan in his insane world.
* StrawFeminist: Samus.
* TakeThat: Doug's already publicised hostility toward ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' was taken to mind-breaking levels in the episode for VideoGame/DukeNukem. The episode does criticize what had been delaying production of ''Forever,'' but mostly functioned as a build-up to a shot at ''Avatar.'' And, to an extent
** The Angry Bird episode is this about the war to find the weapons of mass destruction.
** Earthworm Jim episode is a build-up to a dig (no pun intended) on [[spoiler:Mitt Romney's campaign]].
* UnreliableNarrator: Snake. He claims to have had [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilariously]] murdered parents, but Dominic figures out that he's a clone. When Dominic confronts him on this, [[spoiler:the box starts talking]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Subverted. Bonk rants on and on about his wife bonking other people, disturbing Dominic until [[InnocentInnuendo a concussion is brought up]]. [[spoiler: Double subverted as he reveals he really did mean what Dominic initially thought.]]
* WarIsHell: The Angry Bird episode discusses this.
* WhamLine: From the Solid Snake follow-up episode: "[T]hen, all of a sudden, [[spoiler:the box started talking]]."
** From the TGWTG Volume 4 DVD, comes this line from the Sub-Zero episode.
-->'''Sub-Zero''': "You see, I deliver ice now. [[spoiler: Your ice]]." \\
'''Dominic''': Just then, I looked down in the icy margarita I made him [[spoiler:and noticed an eyeball.]]
** From the Blanka episode.
-->'''Dominic''': Well [if you enjoy your job,] then why are you in a bad mood?\\
'''Blanka''': Didn't you hear anything I said?! I killed several people! [[spoiler:I'm gonna get the death penalty!]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Samus wonders why killing aliens makes her a hero but killing humans makes her a psychopath.
->"You see a lot of strange things as a bartender, see a lot strange things at the Pixel Palace. So, I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace, and that ain't no lie. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Swear to it.]]"