YMMV / Jacksfilms

  • Acceptable Targets:
  • Awesome Music:
  • Broken Base: "Reacting to an awful react channel split the base, due to Jack watching a reaction video of YGS #99 note , with some feeling that Jack was a little harsh and others feeling that he had a valid point in calling said channel out. Things have calmed down a bit since, with Jack clarifying in an interview that he had nothing against Jinx personally and liked him, but disapproved of said channel's methods.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • The amount of people that cannot spell "rapper" is disturbing and funny.
    • "If you don't like Christmas, you're probably a Jew / And I don't want nothing to do with you..."
    • His $10,000 Dog vs. $1 Dog video in the style of Buzzfeed involves a hefty helping of implied animal abuse. It really crosses the line when he claims he was sponsored by PETA.
    • i'm super sorry starts out as a Stealth Parody of Logan Paul's apology, but it quickly escalates in both absurdity and offensiveness of his "stunts", taking it from a subtle parody to a scathingly and irreverently hilarious satire of celebrity ego and the undeserved forgiveness they'll get from their following.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The outro jingles for YGS, JackAsk, and YIAY.
    YGS: Help me... clean up YouTube! If you see a bad, bad comment take a screencap of it, and send it my way, via Twitter or my Facebook fanpaaage!
    Jackask: So ask me your questions/and I will ignore them/'Cause I'm a jackask/A big fat freakin' jackask.
    YIAY: Leave your answers in the comments below, I'll pick my favorites in the next episode of YIAY.
    The News in Haikus
    My personal gift to you
    Thank you for the views
    • The anime theme song from YIAY
    A boy. A hero. A never-ending throbbing friendship... I love my daddy!
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • All of Jack's fakey-douchey behavior towards Kristen, now that they've broken up (though it was supposedly on good terms). This also applies to the fake breakup videos, such as "Jackbuscus".
    • The 'poor brian' Running Gagnote , now that an actual Brian has been Killed Off for Real. He came back to life later, but still.
    • "Take Off Your Clothes (Like Scarlett Johansson)" sees Jack and other YouTubers making fun of Scarlett Johansson's nude leaks, going so far as to blame her for it for various reasons. Then people's nudes getting leaked to the internet became a major problem for people across the country.
    • In YGS 20, one of the episodes featuring Tobuscus, one of the comments is "Toby is an awesome raper", which played off of the neverending "raping/rapping" Running Gag. Bit hard to rewatch considering the rape allegations that Toby has gotten himself into nowadays..
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Jack often used "Damn, that's almost 100!" as a Brick Joke in various YGS sketches. Nowadays, the series is over a hundred episodes.
    • "Vine won't last forever" is right, Jack. It closed down on January 17 2017, a whole three years after the video was made.
  • Ho Yay:
  • Memetic Mutation: A light switch.
    • "Me me big boy" and other variants became a meme after Jack posted a video of the same name of him answering an advertising phone call by only saying the phrase
    • The Emoji Movie and constantly mentioning its release date, as part of Jack’s ironic love for the film. This extends to the Just Dance app (which is now available for Android and IOS, if you didn't know) after Jack acknowledged some extremely subtle Product Placement in his Emoji Movie review.
  • Narm: Most of the comments in the YGS would be heartwarming, deliberately funny, sad or downright scary... but they contain so many misspellings that they just become laughable.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    Erin's Story: Erin was doomed. Jack took her. He consumed her. Now she is lost to the void. She is still screaming, John. She is still screaming.
    Jack: Just a tad ominous.
  • Shocking Swerve: Some comments have ended up on YGS not because of bad grammar or spelling, but rather because of a random ending or conclusion that is entirely irrelevant and comes out of nowhere.
  • Spiritual Licensee: There's no shortage of comments on how YIAY is basically "World's Worst" or "Scenes from a Hat" from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, especially when they're like this.
  • Squick:
    • Jack points out that the amount of people who can't spell "rapper" and instead type "raper" is rather worrying. It truly falls into this trope, however, when people make this mistake with things which would otherwise be innocent and heartwarming. One of the worst examples would be that of a picture of a child being wrapped up, with the tagline "I raped my sister so she will be quiet". To put this in context, this happened so often that Jack had material to write a song about it.
    • A few younger users show that their age is partly to blame, if it's any consolation; at least a few times the named and shamed have their age typed. For example "I'm a rap(p)er and I'm 8 peace".
  • Tear Jerker:
    • YGS #99. At the start, we learn that this will be the last song in the series and it is implied that number 100 will be the final episode.note  Jack then treats us to a medley of all previous songs in the series, evoking nostalgic feels. And for his final act, Jack sings a melancholy, heartfelt reprise of the outro jingle. The video ends on a white background with the caption, "See you at 100." Millions of biches cried immediately.
    • YGS 100, while mostly an example of a different kind of moment, his reveal that it would be the last special YGS is this. It could also qualify as a Bittersweet Ending, because it means he'll have more time to work on PMS.