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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Dr. Phlox]] makes an appearance as a nerd who doesn't own tools nor can he figure out to check all the buttons and knobs on his UsefulNotes/GameBoy before thinking it's broken and coming into complain in the Nintendo Tech Support training video for retailers.
'''Noah:''' EPROM!


2013-2015 marked the approximate time that Noah's productivity began to decline as his real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his already sporadic output began less and less frequent. The "Spoony Experiment" website was effectively abandoned with no updates since 2017 and several broken site elements, and the website was taken down in May of 2019.[[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon] once promised a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 a month, but once it did he was taken aback and admited he didn't think it would happen; the movie never materialized and likely never will, and his pledges no longer reach anywhere near that goal anymore. Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]] and is very active on his [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne Twitter account]], but the "Spoony" character is essentially retired.

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2013-2015 marked the approximate time that Noah's productivity began to decline as his real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his already sporadic output began less and less frequent. The "Spoony Experiment" website was effectively abandoned with no updates since 2017 and several broken site elements, and the website was taken down in May of 2019.[[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon] Patreon]] once promised a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 a month, but once it did he was taken aback and admited he didn't think it would happen; the movie never materialized and likely never will, and his pledges no longer reach anywhere near that goal anymore. Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]] and is very active on his [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne Twitter account]], but the "Spoony" character is essentially retired.


2013-2015 marked the approximate time that the website, and Noah's productivity, began to slide into decline. Noah's real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his productivity went down (and he was often an erratic updater anyway). While Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]], the "Spoony Experiment" website was mostly abandoned, with no updates since 2017 and several elements being broken or shut down, and the website was finally taken down in May of 2019. [[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon]] was launched with a promise of a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 -- which it did almost immediately. However, nothing has been said of it ever since and it's unlikely any such film will be created; his Patreon pledges have been in decline for years and no longer reach that goal anyway, much less a tenth of it. As of 2019, the "Spoony" character is basically retired, and Noah himself barely provides any content beyond Twitter rants and rarely-made [=YouTube=] livestreams of video games.

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2013-2015 marked the approximate time that the website, and Noah's productivity, productivity began to slide into decline. Noah's decline as his real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his productivity went already sporadic output began less and less frequent. The "Spoony Experiment" website was effectively abandoned with no updates since 2017 and several broken site elements, and the website was taken down (and in May of 2019.[[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon] once promised a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 a month, but once it did he was often an erratic updater anyway). While taken aback and admited he didn't think it would happen; the movie never materialized and likely never will, and his pledges no longer reach anywhere near that goal anymore. Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]], the "Spoony Experiment" website was mostly abandoned, with no updates since 2017 page]] and several elements being broken or shut down, and the website was finally taken down in May of 2019. [[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon]] was launched with a promise of a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 -- which it did almost immediately. However, nothing has been said of it ever since and it's unlikely any such film will be created; is very active on his Patreon pledges have been in decline for years and no longer reach that goal anyway, much less a tenth of it. As of 2019, [[https://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne Twitter account]], but the "Spoony" character is basically retired, and Noah himself barely provides any content beyond Twitter rants and rarely-made [=YouTube=] livestreams of video games.
essentially retired.


2013-2015 marked the approximate time that the website, and Noah's productivity, began to slide into decline. Noah's real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his productivity went down (and he was often an erratic updater anyway). While Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]], the "Spoony Experiment" website was mostly abandoned, with no updates since 2017 and several elements being broken or shut down, and the website was finally taken down in May of 2019. [[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon]] was launched with a promise of a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 -- which it did almost immediately. However, nothing has been said of it ever since and it's unlikely any such film will be created; his Patreon pledges have been in decline for years and no longer reach that goal anyway, much less a tenth of it. As of 2019, the "Spoony" character is basically retired, and Noah himself barely provides any content beyond Twitter rants and rarely-made [=YouTube=] videos where he does longplays of video games.

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2013-2015 marked the approximate time that the website, and Noah's productivity, began to slide into decline. Noah's real-life health problems, both physical and mental, began to take their toll on him, and his productivity went down (and he was often an erratic updater anyway). While Noah occasionally streams video games on [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SpoonyOne his YouTube page]], the "Spoony Experiment" website was mostly abandoned, with no updates since 2017 and several elements being broken or shut down, and the website was finally taken down in May of 2019. [[https://www.patreon.com/spoonyexperiment His Patreon]] was launched with a promise of a full-length movie from Noah if it hit $5,000 -- which it did almost immediately. However, nothing has been said of it ever since and it's unlikely any such film will be created; his Patreon pledges have been in decline for years and no longer reach that goal anyway, much less a tenth of it. As of 2019, the "Spoony" character is basically retired, and Noah himself barely provides any content beyond Twitter rants and rarely-made [=YouTube=] videos where he does longplays livestreams of video games.


* HypocrisyNod: In his review of ''Cage 2'', Spoony trashes the randomness of the climax, in which the little old FBI agent whips out a rocket launcher and uses it to shoot down the villain's helicopter. He asks "Who writes a story where an old guy just spontaneously whips out a bazooka?!" Instantly we get a still from the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' retrospective, showing Spoony as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] with a grenade launcher. "Oh, shut up."

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* HypocrisyNod: In his review of ''Cage 2'', Spoony trashes the randomness of the climax, in which the little old FBI agent whips out a rocket launcher and uses it to shoot down the villain's helicopter. He asks "Who writes a story where an old guy just spontaneously whips out a bazooka?!" Instantly we get a still from the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' retrospective, showing Spoony as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing Gandalf]] with a grenade launcher. "Oh, shut up."



* ShoutingShooter: When you give [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] an assault rifle.

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* ShoutingShooter: When you give [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing Gandalf]] an assault rifle.



* YouShallNotPass: Edited himself in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' scene as part of a sketch for his review of ''Ultima''.
-->'''Noah:''' '''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!]]''' ''[starts blasting away at the Balrog with a carbine and phaser before finally blowing it away with an '''M79 grenade launcher''']''

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* YouShallNotPass: Edited himself in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'' scene as part of a sketch for his review of ''Ultima''.
-->'''Noah:''' '''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings '''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!]]''' ''[starts blasting away at the Balrog with a carbine and phaser before finally blowing it away with an '''M79 grenade launcher''']''


* * BackingAwaySlowly: At the end of the second part his review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Spoony is singing [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} "A Whole New World"]] when Dr. Insano walks in to tell him that [[Creator/{{Linkara}} Mechakara]] has stolen Neutro, sees him singing, and slowly backs away.

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* * BackingAwaySlowly: At the end of the second part his review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Spoony is singing [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} "A Whole New World"]] when Dr. Insano walks in to tell him that [[Creator/{{Linkara}} Mechakara]] has stolen Neutro, sees him singing, and slowly backs away.

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* * BackingAwaySlowly: At the end of the second part his review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Spoony is singing [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} "A Whole New World"]] when Dr. Insano walks in to tell him that [[Creator/{{Linkara}} Mechakara]] has stolen Neutro, sees him singing, and slowly backs away.

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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: When TNA's then-president Dixie Carter found out about Spoony's wrestling vlogs, she tweeted at him, asking "What's this about? You being ugly?" Noah and several of his fans initially thought Carter was insulting him, until others stepped in and explained that in the Southeastern US (from which Carter hails), "ugly" is a colloquialism for "mean" or "rude".


** In-universe example: Spoony says that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Real Emotion]] is the kind of annoying song that gets in your head for weeks.

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** In-universe example: Spoony says that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Real Emotion]] is the kind of annoying song that gets in your head for weeks.


** Done over [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/35525987588509696 Twitter]] when he learned that the writer of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film would be scripting the ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' {{Reboot}}.

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** Done over [[http://twitter.com/TheSpoonyOne/status/35525987588509696 Twitter]] when he learned that the writer of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film would be scripting the ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' {{Reboot}}.ContinuityReboot.


For a time, Noah was a member of ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', which led to numerous crossovers and collaborations with their personalities, especially [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug]]; Noah's MadScientist character Dr. Insano became a recurring archnemesis of Linkara, and to this day "Dr. Linksano", a version of Dr. Insano from an AlternateUniverse where Linkara became a MadScientist instead of Spoony, is a recurring cast member on ''Atop the 4th Wall''. [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/thenews/35675-a-farewell-to-noah-antwiler-aka-spoonyone-with-ca Spoony left TGWTG]] in June 2012, the details of which are [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment contentious]] (Noah said in the ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/09/15/to-boldly-flee-part-1-spoony-commentary/ To Boldly Flee]]'' commentary that he was already planning to leave as he didn't need the site's promotions and management knew this; however, he also left in the midst of unfortunate Twitter comments made towards [[Creator/AllisonPregler Obscurus Lupa]], causing many to believe this was the reason he left, or at least contributed to the decision). Regardless of why he left, he stayed on good terms with many creators and would continue to appear in some of their videos after his departure.

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For a time, Noah was a member of ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'', ''Website/ChannelAwesome'', which led to numerous crossovers and collaborations with their personalities, especially [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug]]; Noah's MadScientist character Dr. Insano became a recurring archnemesis of Linkara, and to this day "Dr. Linksano", a version of Dr. Insano from an AlternateUniverse where Linkara became a MadScientist instead of Spoony, is a recurring cast member on ''Atop the 4th Wall''. [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/thenews/35675-a-farewell-to-noah-antwiler-aka-spoonyone-with-ca Spoony left TGWTG]] TGWTG in June 2012, the details of which are [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment contentious]] (Noah said in the ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/09/15/to-boldly-flee-part-1-spoony-commentary/ To Boldly Flee]]'' commentary that he was already planning to leave as he didn't need the site's promotions and management knew this; however, he also left in the midst of unfortunate Twitter comments made towards [[Creator/AllisonPregler Obscurus Lupa]], causing many to believe this was the reason he left, or at least contributed to the decision). Regardless of why he left, he stayed on good terms with many creators and would continue to appear in some of their videos after his departure.



** From fellow Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses reviewer [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]: '''I AM A MAN!!''' *PUNCH* He borrows it again in his ''Ultima Underworld 2'' review, but follows it up with a [[GroinAttack knee to the groin]] instead of a punch.

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** From fellow Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Website/ChannelAwesome reviewer [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]: '''I AM A MAN!!''' *PUNCH* He borrows it again in his ''Ultima Underworld 2'' review, but follows it up with a [[GroinAttack knee to the groin]] instead of a punch.



** Won't keep us from [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/cr/ff/27514-dr-insano trying.]]


* JumpScare: Discussed (and used) in his ''Film/ParanormalActivity4'' review. Spoony ultimately discourages the use of jump scares, saying that they're not scary; they're startling. He [[DiscussedTrope discusses the trope further]] by saying that too many modern horror directors substitute jump scares in place of a real horrific atmosphere, and how they quickly become annoying, making you more scared of the movie itself rather than what's in the movie. He also refers to a JumpScare as "the equivalent of grabbing your ear and yelling into it". He admits, though, that a JumpScare [[TropesAreTools can be done well]] if a movie uses it only once or twice.

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* JumpScare: Discussed (and used) in his ''Film/ParanormalActivity4'' review. Spoony ultimately discourages the use of jump scares, saying that they're not scary; they're startling. He [[DiscussedTrope discusses the trope further]] by saying that too many modern horror directors substitute jump scares in place of a real horrific atmosphere, and how they quickly become annoying, making you more scared of the movie itself rather than what's in the movie. He also refers to a JumpScare as "the equivalent of grabbing your ear and yelling into it". He admits, though, that a JumpScare [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools can be done well]] if a movie uses it only once or twice.


* {{Exposition}}: Spoony is not amused by ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'''s method: Having the Avatar [[AsYouKnow ask everything he should really know from the previous games]]. It was to make the game accessible to people who hadn't played the entire series (which had been around for a ''long'' time at that point), but it's done in the laziest way possible and makes the Avatar seem like a clod in his last great adventure.

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* {{Exposition}}: Spoony is not amused by ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'''s method: Having the Avatar [[AsYouKnow ask everything he should really know from the previous games]]. It was to make the game accessible to people who hadn't played the entire series (which had been around for a ''long'' time at that point), but it's done in the laziest way possible and makes the Avatar seem sound like a total clod in his what's supposed to be the last great adventure.adventure of the ''Ultima'' series.


* DarthWiki/MostAnnoyingSound: [[invoked]]
** "You're in my way sir."
** Tidus in general, Tidus' forced laugh more specifically.
** The Geico WEEE pig drives him into a murderous rage.

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