YMMV / =3

  • Acceptable Target: Used as this in comments of several videos, especially in the fandoms of other YouTube channels like Nigahiga and Smosh. Other creators, such as Jacksfilms, target him more directly.
  • Covered Up: At one point, the Your Favorite Martian cover of "Just a Friend" had over twice the views of the original. To be fair, the original's from long before the times of YouTube. Ray may have actually increased awareness of the song with his cover.
  • Crossover Ship: Benatar and Zoey
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • The more recent songs from Your Favorite Martian are falling under this. Topic matter includes violently beating kids for anything slightly annoying, opening a new store dedicated to selling sexy ass cheeks, getting drunk so ugly girls will look hot, and dumping an otherwise-okay girl because of her smell (it's not even her). Even compared to earlier edgy songs, there are more harsh lyrics that seem to exist only to be more vulgar.
    • Toned down with "Friend Zone" which is probably the most heartfelt once they've done in a while and has relatively little vulgarity.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The Unofficial Smithers Love Song can also be something of Tear Jerker at the end.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Doin' Your Mom", "Stalkin' Your Mom", hell, many, if not most, of the songs from Your Favorite Martian, for that matter.
    • Also, Eduard "Mr. Trololo" Khil.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Kassem G, who filled in for Ray as presenter in two videos, has a couple of fans.
    • He even got to be the host, again, in a future episode because people requested it.
    • Gabriel Iglesias could also count, being almost as popular as Kassem G, if not more popular.
  • Deader Than Disco: Over a long while, Equals Three suffered immense backlash as the show went on and the sheer concept of viral videos began to fall less and less, especially when Ray was forced to shut down Your Favorite Martian. However once Ray stepped down, the show suffered from this. It only stayed afloat when Robby was on board and fell again when the show changed hosts. This is a key factor (along with the decline of viral videos that lead to people, especially Jacksfilms coming in.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Bill Cosby's appearance in "Orphan Tears" can be this in light of the rape allegations case going on.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Quite inevitably with Nigahiga, considering that Ray had surpassed him as the number-one most subscribed channel. Similarly, fans of Jacksfilms and Ray don't seem to get along due to the former bashing the latter.
  • Genius Bonus: On a video review about a cat that walked on two paws, he referenced George Orwell (and an on-screen annotation pointed out "TO THE AUDIENCE: He wrote Animal Farm".) Speaking of, when Ray reviewed a video of a dog watching Family Guy in the BAD KIDS episode, he said "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy", which is a plot point in the film.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the episode "Man-Bitch", he jokingly asks if the fat guy that fell through the ceiling was Kevin Smith. Kevin Smith would later appear in person on episodes of Equals Three.
    • At one point in the episode "Psycho Asian Girlfriend", Ray starts a sentence with, "If I had an Asian girlfriend...". Now he does have an Asian girlfriend.
  • Ho Yay: The music video for Somebody that I Used to Know has Puff singing Kimbra's part from the original. If you know the context of the song, it could possibly appear that he's singing it to Benatar.
  • Internet Backdraft: A small one after being caught red handed lifting parts word for word from a Grade A Under A video.
  • Jumping the Shark: Judging from the reception, the future decrease of views in later videos, the change towards mainstream music and such. It's safe to assume that Dookie Fresh started this for Your Favorite Martian.
  • Memetic Mutation: Many of the viral videos Ray's reviewed are memes in themselves.
  • The Scrappy: Catt Lauer's "reports" weren't particularly well received, so Ray had him executed live in his (Ray's) birthday episode. Too bad Cats Have Nine Lives.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
    • From BAD KIDS - "Don't f*** your kids up. They don't deserve that. Anyway, guys, sorry I had, like, a Bill Cosby moment there. Some things just NEED to be said."
    • SANTA HATES POOR KIDS, while crossing the line by depicting Santa as a pedophile, drives a fair point about how poor people cannot enjoy the concept of Santa Claus.
  • Snark Bait: He is EASILY one of YouTube's most hated figures.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "Friend Zone". Oh God, "Friend Zone".
    • "Alien", which depicts an alien being bullied to the brink. Thankfully, he meets a girl alien at the end.
    • Ray's departure from the show was pretty shocking and depressing, especially when you've watched him for so long.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • While the animation style got a bit of a redo, there were several comments on the Whip Yo Kids video complaining about how they liked the old animation better.
    • Naturally, someone will be disappointed when Ray isn't the one hosting a new episode. However, The episode with Garfunkel and Oates was just terrible, with a 76 percent dislike rate.
      • The first episode hosted by Andy Milonakis was much less warmly received.
      • Averted gloriously with Robby Motz being the show's new host. People warmed up very well to Robby and see him as a younger version of Ray, as well as having a huge blend of sarcasm and up beat humor.
      • And played gloriously straight with Robby's replacement, Kaja Martin. The first video that didn't have an overwhelming dislike ratio since her debut as a new host was... the video where Ray informed everyone she was stepping down. Keep in mind, Robby stayed longer than Kaja. Holy crap.
    • The aforementioned Jumping the Shark moments.
    • The format change to five one-review videos a week from two three-review videos a week.
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