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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The Bardís interpretation of Bella Swann as suffering from crippling clinical depression.
  • Anticlimax Boss: The Space Terrorist Guy from The Asylum's Princess of Mars. Has a slow and boring sword fight with John Carter. Then jumps with his super-strength and gets eaten by a giant bug. Problem solved!
    • Stuart from Wolf. Rather than finishing an epic werewolf battle with Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer shoots him.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: SUDDEN RANDOM SPACE DISCO in the middle of a chase scene in SF Shinseiki Lensman.
    • One could argue that there are several such scenes in that anime.
    • The entire plot of Fable: Teeth of Beasts.
  • Bile Fascination/Snark Bait: Vampires In Their Own Words.
  • Bizarro Episode:
    "I'm about to say some things that don't make a great deal of sense. Please believe me, however, when I say that they all happened in this episode."
    • Inhumanoids' "Primal Passions".
    • "G-8 and his Battle Aces: 110 Big-Lipped Alligator Novels!"
    • The episodes covered in the GI Joe review are all Bizarro Episodes. But the worst of the lot is Once Upon a Joe.
  • Critical Research Failure: Everything about ancient Greece during GI Joe and the Golden Fleece. Yeah, sure the ancient Greeks didn't know about bandages or healing wounds. It's not like Hippocrates was Greek or anything!
  • Ear Worm: The Toxic Crusaders theme song.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • His theories about Cassie Palmerís vampire friends all being crazy.
    • Also: His theory about James Bond being a wizard and thus able to make physics his bitch.
    • The Bard has a theory that David from Cloak & Dagger grows up to be Robbie from Mazes and Monsters.
  • Fight Scene Failure: Another of Fable: Teeth of Beasts' many sins.
    • As well as The Edison Death Machine.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: At the end of Operator 5, there's a letter from the editor explaining that Nazi Germany is only a threat because they were pawns of Mussolini and that Germany will never take over Europe again. This letter was from 1936.
  • Idiot Plot: Monsters. Everything could be solved so simply if the characters didn't keep making dumb, reckless decisions...
  • Nightmare Fuel: D'Compose and his zombies from Inhumanoids. The Bard used to have nightmares about them as a child. Also, Nightcrawler, from the same series.
  • The Scrappy: Needle from Conan: The Adventurer.
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: The astronauts from "Ain't NASA-carily So" ARE the cast of Star Trek.
    • The monster from that episode is also a Shoggoth. They don't say so, but it obviously is.
  • So Bad, It's Good: License to Kill. The books he normally reviews, however...
    • The Edison Death Machine
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • In License to Kill: "Why hello, conspicuously animatronic shark! What are you doing so far from Amity Island?"
    • Generation X's poorly-portrayed mutant powers.
    • The entirety of Fable: Teeth of Beasts.
    • The entirety of The Edison Death Machine.
    • The Asylum's Sherlock Holmes.
    • All of the effects and props in Princess of Mars... but especially the masks of the Tharks, which no one even bothered to tuck in. There are long stretches where you can clearly and obviously see the bottom of the mask dangling in the open air.
    • The animatronics and the wolf makeup in Wolf.
      • "Someone actually managed to make a worse werewolf costume than Big Wolf on Campus!"
  • Squick:
    • Certain points in Necroscope, including the necrophilia and the vampire tentacle bukkake.
      • "Oh yeah! This book is classy!"
    • Towards Skin's apparently being okay with being a psychic rapist.
    • John Carter eating the giant maggot yogurt and drinking yellow Thark sweat... at least, we hope it's sweat...
    • Jack Nicholson pissing on another guy's shoes in Wolf. And if that doesn't do it for you, he also finds severed fingers in his pocket afterward.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • A lot of this gets thrown around in Generation X, mostly involving Skin—a walking negative Mexican stereotype.
    • In Conan: The Adventurer, Zula makes Conan his blood-brother and next in line to rule the tribe. "So, um, the big-muscled white ubermensch, is, um, is gonna be in charge of the black people... :/ Moving on!"
    • A great deal of Monsters, especially in regards to the movie's view of Mexico.
Every single thing about the Zwartepietes in Sint, straight from Dutch Christmas traditions. They seem to put a little piece from every iteration of the myths in there, from the offensive blackface to their beating bad kids to kidnapping kids and selling them as slaves in Spain under Sinterklaas' orders. Dutch Christmas is weird.

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