YMMV / PewDiePie


  • 8.8: When Pewdie asked Pitbull (via Twitter) to rate a sculpture he made of him on a 1-10 scale, Pitbull actually responded with a measly 7.5. Pitbull then stated some methods that would've gotten him a higher rating.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Innuendos are often intentional, but once he gets scared he spurts some more honest ones.
    • And now we will ride Farsa!note 
    • Whenever he says "Condemned", it sounds an awful lot like "condom".
    • In one video, Pewds and Marzia were playing Super Smash Bros.. During one match, while she was playing Kirby, Marzia ended up saying "You came in my mouth!" Needless to say, the rest of the match got quite awkward...
  • Archive Binge: As of September, there are over 1950 videos on his channel. Happy catching up.
  • Awesome Music: Now with its own page.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: For a brief period of time (emphasis on "brief"), Pewdie tinkered with his Twitter to make it appear like a fake Twitter for Aaron Paul.
  • Ear Worm: All of Pewds' songs can be classified as this.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mr. Chair. While being just a chair, and not doing much except just laying there, fans have responded very well with it, making fanart with his catchphrases. Much of the reason is that Pewdie will call every single chair on every single game "Mr. Chair", making him probably the only character present in almost every Let's Play he makes (because, lets face it, there's probably at least a chair in EVERY video game).
  • Fandom Rivalry: He and Uber Haxor Nova have garnered some debates over whose Happy Wheels Let's Play is better. Same goes with whose Amnesia LP is better: PewDiePie's or Tobuscus's. The rivalry exploded when Nova did a short-lived Slender playthrough.
    • One started between PewDiePie fans and Retsupurae fans, due to the latter making a video criticising the former. A majority of the discussion brought about by the rivalry takes place on the Retsupurae videos.
    • Felix really doesn't like these debates, and went out of his way to tell his fans to stop the petty fandom fights.
    "Who is the best YouTuber? No one gives a shit..."
    • This tends to happen when Felix plays an indie game, instigating a Newbie Boom. Generally, the original fanbases tend to dislike the overwhelming presence of PewDiePie fans. See "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" below for details.
    • He also made a video where he played 3 free games, not knowing about Nerdł's 3 Free Games series which was essentially the same concept. Felix addressed this retrospectively in the video's description.
    "So I didn't know Nerdcubed had a similar series a while ago. And even if I did, what's the big deal?"
  • Fan Hater: Due to the above, many people despise PewDiePie's fans as much as, if not more so than PewDiePie himself. Indeed, many people who are otherwise indifferent to Felix's videos end up criticising him out of frustration at the actions of the fans. Currently, they are 40 million+ subscribers to him and that's a lot of crazy fans.
  • Fountain of Memes: There is lots of meme-worthy content in his videos. It doesn't help that he's extremely quotable, as well.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of his Pewds Does Everything videos, his inspirational message is that the next time you drop your ice cream, "YOU PICK IT UP AND YOU EAT IT!" In Marzia's spring 2014 vlog, Pewdie is enjoying some ice cream... when he drops it.
    • The same thing in Saddest Story Ever.
  • Ho Yay: Now with its own page.
  • Hype Aversion: A number of people choose not to watch him because of the way his fans idolize him.
  • Internet Backdraft:
    • When PewDiePie plays obscure games, they tend to explode in popularity. The fans of those games don't take it too well. Usually this is in fear of the Lowest Common Denominator of the Bros joining their communities and multiplayer sessions.
    • Jim Bonacci, the guy behind Happy Wheels, has stated that he doesn't like PewDiePie (and other commentators, for that matter) Lets Playing his game.note 
    • Atlus asked PewDiePie to do videos on a game they were helping to publish called Daylight. Turns out Atlus fans really don't like Pewdie, going as far as tearing into his channel and ripping Atlus apart on social media. Atlus' response was apologizing for not knowing their audience and promising to do more research next time (if there is a next time).
    • When Pewdie uploaded his first Five Nights at Freddy's 4 video, people were not happy with Pewdie's lifeless, stone-faced reactions to jumpscares. Pewdie then addressed the video's controversy on Tumblr, stating that it had one of the poorest ratings-wise performances of any of his videos. Pewdie also noted that some fans requested that he put on fake reactions, and that he only felt obligated to play since not only had he played all the other games, but with a new FNAF game came tons of hype and requests for him to play it, causing Hype Backlash.
    • A lot of people were upset when Legend of the Brofist was put on the iOS and Android app stores for $4.99/$5.99 (respectively). Felix acknowledged that there were going to be lots of bros that were going to be unable to play the game due to not having the money to buy it, and he felt bad for them, but there was a team that worked on the game for quite some time that deserved to get paid.
    • The announcement of his Scare PewDiePie series being exclusive to YouTube Red (a $10-per-month paid service) is like the Legend of the Brofist controversy (see above) turned Up to Eleven. A lot of people bashed Felix for what they thought were his plans with the show: getting more money on top of the millions he makes each year. Felix responded to one of these people on Twitter, explaining that there was a whole extensive crew behind the scenes that needed to get paid, and it's very entitled to think that content like this should come free.
    • In his first GTA V video, there was a moment where he was about to say the N-word but did a traditional Last-Second Word Swap...only to actually say the N-word afterwards. Needless to say, that didn't go over too well, and the ratings reflect that.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Lots of people hate when he plays a rather obscure game, and said game gets flooded of his fanbase that go as far as to tell that they are playing said game just because Pewdiepie played it too.
  • Love It or Hate It: PewDiePie himself. The vast majority of people tend to refer to him as being one of the best things on YouTube, or he (and his fans) as being one of the worst (even going as far as to list him with things as notoriously hated as Fred and Justin Bieber). There is next to no middle ground between the fans and the anti-fans, other than the small group of people who just consider his videos to be So Okay, It's Average.
  • Memetic Badass: Mr. Chair.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Ao Oni wants to sleep with you.
    • Piggeh, who seemingly wants to molest everyone.
    • The Bros, as one video said: "There you are, cheese-tits! Now KISS ME!"
  • Nausea Fuel: The disgusting jelly bean challenge video, in which Pewds plays a rage game and has to eat a bean every time he dies, with the bean either being a nice flavor or a nasty flavor (for example, white could be coconut or baby wipes). He ends up eating a lot of bad ones, and it gets to the point where he gags severely and almost vomits on camera. However, something does come out of his mouth, which Pewds then ever so graciously shows in slow-motion close-up.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Now with its own page.
  • Never Live It Down: His rape jokes. Despite making a video apologizing and promising to never make them again, people won't let him forget it.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Arguably the main appeal of videos, turning normally horrific moments into gut-busting laughter, whether it be his Consuela-esc female voice acting, his hilarious reactions to being scared, or just his general wackiness.
  • Older Than They Think: An unprecedentedly popular Youtube-based Let's Player whose wacky antics, comedic presentation, and high-pitched voice have set new trends in the Let's Play format, attracted a surge of imitators, and created a mass dichotomy of those who think he's funny and those who think he's just annoying. Wait, are we talking about Pewdie, or DeceasedCrab?
  • Sacred Cow: The "Bro Army" tends to get pretty defensive against people who raise slight negative feedback.
  • Self-Fanservice: While Felix isn't unattractive by any means, he's not the typical Bishōnen he's usually depicted as in fanart either.
  • Special Effect Failure: His attempt to do a Double Vision here is obvious.
  • Squick: Several of his jokes are dripping with this.
    • When Piggy stops simply yelling "I'm Pumped".
    • Follow the period! It's what his mom always said.
    • When fans recommended to let him watch a certain infamous "YOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" anime, this is his entire reaction.
  • What an Idiot: Even some of his fans mentioned that his way of replying to Retsupurae's parody wasn't a smart move, given his use of the Don't Like, Don't Read argument and the infamous comment implying that he was Only in It for the Money. He himself admitted that it was a stupid thing to say and apologised for it.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Pewdiepie has a lot of young fans though his actual videos aren't completely PG.
  • The Woobie:
    • Timmy, the son from Happy Wheels, who gets blown up, shredded, impaled, yelled at, and forgotten on an alarmingly frequent basis.
    • Felix himself on occasion. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether to laugh at his horror or sympathize with him.
    • The Pewdie clone in the Charlie Charlie Challenge. All he wanted to do was help the challenge, and he got yelled at, forced to leave, and repeatedly called a "fucking idiot". All strung together by some marvelous acting on Felix's behalf (not 100% sarcasm).

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