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YMMV: Spill
  • Broken Base: Possibly the 20-second review style in the video reviews. It had its detractors even on the site itself, but it was more noticeable in the comments section of their YouTube uploads, where the more vocal audience there typically did not visit the website often and hear the uncut audio reviews.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Let's Do This, well... does this almost every episode.
    • John Rubio manages this on just about every episode of the LEOG.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Sometimes the crew is deeply divided in their opinions, and they don't hold back. After the Lockout audio review, a list was provided of some of the most memorable battles.
  • Fan Dumb:
    • Whenever the crew criticizes a popular film (big examples include Watchmen, Where the Wild Things Are and Get Him to the Greek), the comment sections are usually filled with "Why didn't you give X a Y rating?!" See Product Placement on the main page as well.
    • Scroll through the comments on the main Youtube page or any review, and see how many of them don't say "Why haven't you reviewed X movie (that's already been done on the site)?" or "Where's Carlyle?"
    • Broken Base: The arguments Spill's YouTube-based fanbase has with the rest of the Spill fandom, especially when it is concerning the recent 20-second review format in the video reviews. The former is unable to express they dislike and reasons for dislike in a polite and calm manner. The latter is incapable of realizing that YouTube-only viewers are not as over-saturated with Spill's material by watching their lengthy audio reviews and podcasts, and can't understand why the YouTube audience is more likely to be put off by the new video review style as opposed to people who regularly attend their site.
    • Quite often, fans will lash out against a particular critic for sharing an opinion they don't agree with. One of themost noteworthy examples of this is Spring Breakers, when people were just stopping short of calling Co-Host a pedophile because he "wanted to see if Selena Gomez would get naked." (She was 19 or 20 when Spring Breakers was filmed).
  • Hell Is That Noise: Jeff's snickering can get this reaction during Loading Bar videos, as it often can come out of nowhere and resembles less his usual laugh as much as a crackling noise.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: As a passing joke in an early LEOG, Cyrus questioned if the Flash movie should be "Dark and Gritty". Recently he commented on a news article where they said that it was going to be just that.
    • From a June 2008 episode of A Couple of Cold Ones:
    Korey (reading an e-mail): "Which of these upcoming movies do you think will cause the end of the world? Beverly Hills Chihuahua or Friedberg and Seltzer, the guys who did Meet The Spartans—"
    Carlyle: Yeah. The film is called Goodie Too Shoes.
    Korey: No, they said this one's called Disaster Movie.
    Carlyle: That's because they're full of shit. The movie is called Goodie Too Shoes.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Professor Jeff, who normally plays the goody two shoes hero by himself becomes a most magnificent bastard during Happy Hour.
    Jeff: I'm not normally like this when I'm by myself, but when I can tell people how to play, I say things like 'set that guy on fire!', 'jump off that cliff!', 'punch that pregnant lady in the stomach!'"
  • Memetic Badass: The Loading Bar's Skyrim character, Garfieldius, has quickly become a fan favorite, with requests constantly being made for them to do more playthroughs of the game. When given the option, Jason or Jeff will model an in-game character after Garfieldius.
    Jason: Every land has a hero. Skyrim has a legend. The legend of Garfieldius! Get out the way, bitches! GARFIELDIUS IS IN THE HIZZOUSE!
    • Later played with in their playthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic, where Jason attempts to name a character Garfieldius, only to find out that someone else has used it. He was not amused.
      • Which also occurred in their playthrough of Guild Wars 2. Luckily, they decided just to name hiim "Garfieldius Prime".
    • Greedo the Horse, from Jeff and Jason's playthrough of Red Dead Redemption. John Marston, too, but he was probably already considered one by most people who had played the game.
  • Never Live It Down: Carlyle's infamous "Communist Lion King" rant. Since Korey did not provide him with the chance, Carlyle could not explain to the audience that it was a joke until he wrote a blog post afterward. He still falls victim to jokes about this every now and then.
  • They Panned It, Now They Suck: As with other popular movie critics, the reviewers at Spill receive this every now and then for certain movie reviews.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Korey would receive calls almost exclusively from 13-17 years old's during earlier episodes of The Secret Call-in Show. This would usually result in him expressing disappointment. His theory is that the kiddies are drawn in by the animated reviews.

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