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** His big crossover review between him, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].

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** His big crossover review between him, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130815202216/http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].


* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson ThatAussieGuy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.

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* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] ''WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl'' wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson ThatAussieGuy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.


Channel Awesome, formerly Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (TGWTG), has faced loads of problems spanning over many different reviewers and events, especially with the anniversary {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s:

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Channel Awesome, Website/ChannelAwesome, formerly Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses That Guy With The Glasses (TGWTG), has faced loads of problems spanning over many different reviewers and events, especially with the anniversary {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s:


* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.

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* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) ThatAussieGuy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.


** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].

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** His big crossover review between him, Spoony [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].


** During post-production, after Spoony left TGWTG, Phelous was forced to take his workload in handling the special effects. The Walkers gave Phelous the job of handling the movie's 3D animation, unaware that he wasn't a 3D animator. At one point, Phelous finished an effect and received enthusiastic feedback from Doug ("LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"), only to later hear from WebVideo/{{Welshy}} that the Walkers were gossiping that Phelous had been "half-assing it" because there wasn't enough debris in the shot.

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** During post-production, after Spoony Noah left TGWTG, Phelous was forced to take his workload in handling the special effects. The Walkers gave Phelous the job of handling the movie's 3D animation, unaware that he wasn't a 3D animator. At one point, Phelous finished an effect and received enthusiastic feedback from Doug ("LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"), only to later hear from WebVideo/{{Welshy}} that the Walkers were gossiping that Phelous had been "half-assing it" because there wasn't enough debris in the shot.


* Doug has also dealt with loads of problems during his time as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].
** Similarly, not as bad as the other examples, the [=MAGfest=] review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' turned out to be incredibly difficult and rushed. A detailed explanation of all the problems and issues is in the commentary, but, for starters, that shot of the DVD case with ''The Last Airbender'' in it hitting the ground which lasts less than one second? It took them something like ''fifty takes'' to get that one shot.
** Doug and Lewis have both referred to their crossover review of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' as a cursed review. Several introductions were filmed and scrapped (in one instance, the footage filmed around the same time as the ''Alone in the Dark'' review was lost), and it kept getting pushed back after Doug did a Top 11 countdown of the stupidest moments of the ''Superman'' film series.



* Creator/DougWalker has dealt with loads of problems during his time as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].
** Similarly, not as bad as the other examples, the [=MAGfest=] review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' turned out to be incredibly difficult and rushed. A detailed explanation of all the problems and issues is in the commentary, but, for starters, that shot of the DVD case with ''The Last Airbender'' in it hitting the ground which lasts less than one second? It took them something like ''fifty takes'' to get that one shot.
** Doug and Lewis have both referred to their crossover review of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' as a cursed review. Several introductions were filmed and scrapped (in one instance, the footage filmed around the same time as the ''Alone in the Dark'' review was lost), and it kept getting pushed back after Doug did a Top 11 countdown of the stupidest moments of the ''Superman'' film series.


** The ''Boldly'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.

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** The ''Boldly'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.


** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa Hansen]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, WebVideo/IronLiz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.

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** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa Hansen]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd and just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, WebVideo/IronLiz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.


** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''Boldly'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into their own gross mismanagement.

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** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''Boldly'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into to their own gross mismanagement.



** Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling pressured the Walkers]] to rush out something to commemorate Channel Awesome's five year anniversary. However, most of the site's contributors -- by now understandably not keen making the specials -- declined to make contributions to the anthology.

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** Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling pressured the Walkers]] to rush out something to commemorate Channel Awesome's five year anniversary. However, most of the site's contributors -- by now understandably not keen making the specials -- declined to make contributions to participate in the anthology.



** There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.

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** There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, in, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.



** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''Boldly'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.
** The Walkers did learn their lesson in one respect though. Both Lindsay and Allison have gone on record to say they hated their characters in their anniversary specials and didn't get listened to when they had complaints (Allison even said they only know the “swoony girly” type or the “tough bitch”). In this show, it was said that both Rachel and Malcolm had a hand in the scripts and could improvise anything emotional, which was why Rachel continually expressed delight with Rebecca's character.
** Doug also tried to improve on his scheduling, saying this is where he started doubling the hours he told people they would be working, so they could either have the time if things went wrong or be done early and be happy.

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** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR ''Demo Reel'' had even started, saying in the ''Boldly'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.
** The Walkers did learn their lesson in one respect though. Both Lindsay and Allison have gone on record to say they hated their characters in their anniversary the specials and didn't get listened to when they had complaints (Allison even said they only know the “swoony girly” type or the “tough bitch”). bitch”) and that the Walkers had ignored their complaints. In this show, ''Demo Reel'', it was said that both Rachel and Malcolm had a hand in the scripts and could improvise anything emotional, which was why Rachel continually expressed delight with Rebecca's character.
** Doug also tried to improve on his scheduling, saying this is where he started doubling the hours he told people they would be working, so they could either have the time if things went wrong wrong, or be done early and be happy.happy with their work.


** The unplanned and unofficial wrap party left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, as the script's implication that the rest of the TGWTG contributors were ending their shows along with Doug's -- seemingly reinforced by Doug's personalized farewell letters to everyone present -- naturally made them miffed, and they felt that Doug didn't care about what they would have to do to get by in his absence.

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** The unplanned and unofficial wrap party left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, as the script's implication that the rest of the TGWTG contributors were ending their shows along with Doug's -- seemingly reinforced by Doug's personalized farewell letters to everyone present -- naturally made them miffed, and they felt feel that Doug didn't care about what they would have to do to get by in his absence.


** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.

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** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' ''Boldly'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.


** WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.

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** WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, Phelous, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.


** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Creator/LewisLovhaug confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.

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** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Creator/LewisLovhaug Lewis confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.

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