Prior to his departure, Jake. Reading the comments, fans either loved him or hated him. Plenty of people wouldn't even watch videos that featured him due to his controversial viewpoints, and the ferocity with which he stood by them. Also, the swearing. He's gone on record of acknowledging those who don't care for his opinion; "Screw you, I'm not here for you (I don't even know why I'm here)". However, he's also said that even those who don't like him will still respect him for at least maintaining his opinions instead of bowing to public pressure. However, when Jake was fired from the site, and a leaked message from Brad exposed what he had done to earn his removal, public opinion quickly turned against him and very few commenters on post-Jake videos hold him in any kind of respect. Brad's fanbase now holds a fairly uniform opinion of him as "Scumbag Jake".
Jake was one for "Team Snob", even getting to co-host the 2011 worst movies list. In the truest expression of this trope, Lloyd the cat ends up sitting on the lap for the review.
As of 2013, Jake's midnight screenings were the most popular on the site. Unfortunately, according to Brad, this fed his ego and set up his departure from the website.
With her return to Midnight Screenings in the review of the Poltergeist remake, Jillian has become this. Notably, a huge number of fans came to her defense when Brad and Sarah vocally disagreed with her opinion of Jurassic World, although many others (including Team Snob) feel this was an example of an Abuse Mistake (type A).
Jake in the Worst Movies of 2011 list said when speaking of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked that "It's a good thing I didn't have a gun in the theater because I would have shot myself."
Brad getting kicked out of the house by Jillian for bashing Twilight is now pretty awkward to watch after Brad announced that he and Jillian have separated.
Many Brad and Jake videos, particularly the Nothing! video, that showcase the two of them at the height of their friendship and simply having fun together, laughing and talking. Knowing their future adds no shortage of uncomfortable feelings to these moments of happiness.
Now applies to Brad and Violet episodes as well, unfortunately.
Whenever they're dreading an upcoming movie only for them to actually enjoy it.
In the Ice Age: Continental Drift review with Jake, Brad mentions that his mother is a lesbian. Suddenly, his anger at the homophobia in Rock: It's Your Decision takes on a whole new light. This could also count as Fridge Brilliance.
When Jake was talking about the trailers in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Free Birds videos, he was not happy with the trailers for Frozen, saying it "looks really fucking stupid" and going on tangents about how much he wasn't looking forward to seeing it. Watching these comments after his review of the film (in which he and Brad end up calling it the best kids movie of 2013) makes the rants even funnier.
In the review of God's Not Dead, Brad jokes that the actor who didn't stand up during the climactic scene must have gotten stuck in his seat. According to IMDB, that's exactly what happened.
Also in the same review, Brad jokes that as bad as the film was, at least Kirk Cameron wasn't in it. Later in the year, he ate his words after having had to see Saving Christmas, which turned out to be even WORSE than God's Not Dead.
Brad and Ryan mention in the Ted 2 review that having Ted go to court over whether or not he could legally be considered a "person" seemed pretty dated, and it would have made more sense topically if the case had been over whether or not he and his girlfriend could get married (mirroring the same-sex marriage debate in America). Just a few hours after the review was filmed and a couple of hours before it was uploaded to the site, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that gays and lesbians had the legal right to marry (and have their marriages be recognized) in every U.S. state.
In the Neighbors review, Allison and Brad said that they thought that the characters played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco would turn out to be gay. In Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Dave Franco's character turns out to be gay.
In the Vacation review, Brad jokes about walking out of the movie and says that he's never done so. Less than a year later, he walked out of Hillary's America.
In the No Good Deed review, they talk about the trailer for Addicted, and Brian jokingly calls it "Fifty Shades of Black". A real movie with that title came out in 2016.
Most Wonderful Sound: It's pretty subtle, but a lot of the episodes start off with one of them laughing.
Never Live It Down: Jillian making a list of every time Jerrid laughed during The Change-Up is getting a similar treatment.
Small Name, Big Ego: Brad and Jake joke about this in their "Worst of 2013" list when discussing their fan base of eight year olds.
In real life, it turned out not to be as much of a joke on Jake's part. As mentioned above, behind the scenes Jake's status as the base breaker and Ensemble Darkhorse of the series fed his ego, and he would gloat to others about how the site wouldn't last without him. Brad disputed this after Jake was fired, saying that Jake's Midnight Screenings videos only accounted for about 5% of the site's overall revenue.
Testosterone Brigade: Jillian, Sarah and Violet have quite a few male fans although their opinions are generally just as respected as everybody else's.
The Woobie: From the Midnight Screenings: Some consider Jake this... considering the movies he had to go see in Summer 2011. Then in 2012, he had to see an Adam Sandler movie. Post-March 2015, however, most fans stopped considering him this.