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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lil D.Va, a little cartoon version of the ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' character of the same name. Some find her perfectly over-the-top and funny, while others found her obnoxious and a distraction. After the especially strong response to her getting the first five and a half minutes of Green Day Retrospective #2 essentially all to herself in the form of a parody of WebVideo/FilthyFrank, Crash announced on Twitter that Episode 3 of the Retrospective will be D.Va's final appearance, after which the character will be [[PutOnABus retired.]] Also because she takes too long to animate. Although she ''still'' makes appearances here and there, most notably in Crash's April Fools prank video.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lil D.Va, a little cartoon version of the ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' character of the same name. Some find her perfectly over-the-top and funny, while others found her obnoxious and a distraction. After the especially strong response to her getting the first five and a half minutes of Green Day Retrospective #2 essentially all to herself in the form of a parody of WebVideo/FilthyFrank, Crash announced on Twitter that Episode 3 of the Retrospective will be D.Va's final appearance, after which the character will be [[PutOnABus retired.]] Also because she Crash further explained it by saying that D.va takes too long to animate. Although Despite this, she ''still'' makes appearances here and there, most notably in Crash's April Fools prank video.



** In Crash's ''I Love This Song'' for [[{{Music/BloodhoundGang}} "The Bad Touch"]], Crash places emphasis on how "The Ballad of Chasey Lain" was made without the consent of Chasey Lain, but as pointed out in the comments section, the track to come after the song is a brief skit of Chasey Lain herself acting disgusted and listing off some horrible things she'd rather do than indulge the song's narrator, indicating that she was in on the joke at some point.

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** In Crash's ''I Love This Song'' for [[{{Music/BloodhoundGang}} "The Bad Touch"]], Crash places emphasis on how "The Ballad of Chasey Lain" was made without the consent of Chasey Lain, but as pointed out in the comments section, the track to come after the song is a brief skit of Chasey Lain herself acting disgusted and listing off some horrible things she'd rather do than indulge the song's narrator, indicating that she was ''was'' in on the joke at some point.



** Similar to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers example, Crash's entry on his ''Worst of 2017'' list discussing Prophets of Rage concludes with him asking for a reunion of Music/RageAgainstTheMachine. Two years later, it was announced that such a reunion was happening for 2020.

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** Similar to the Red Hot Chilli Chili Peppers example, Crash's entry on his ''Worst of 2017'' list discussing Prophets of Rage concludes with him asking for a reunion of Music/RageAgainstTheMachine. Two years later, it was announced that such a reunion was happening for 2020.


* TearJerker: Any time he goes into his struggles of living in a fundamental Christian home, especially when he explains in depth in his "TOP 10 FAVORITE BANDS" video on the spot for Bad Religion and while discussing "Shallow By Thy Game" in the ''One Hot Minute'' review, it's hard not to feel like him too if you've felt dissolute with faith.
** His reaction and video post on the death of [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]]. Seeing Crash be so upset and shaken by Chester's death (along with his uncomfortable tone in regards to his review on ''One More Light'') is bad enough but for him to admit ''he too struggled and even '''attempted suicide''''' is heartbreaking to say the least.
** His cover of "Purple Rain" in light of the death of Music/{{Prince}}.
** His review of ''Music/BlackstarAlbum'' is somber to say the least, especially when Crash states that he "still can't believe [[Music/DavidBowie he]] is gone".
** The somber speech as to why Weezer was (at the time) dead to him during the ''Hurley'' review in ''The Rise and Fall of Weezer'' series: He explains that while ''Hurley'' was SoOkayItsAverage, the album itself was ''not'' enough to redeem the band in his eyes, who he felt had long stopped being the band he grew up with and had simply become Weezer InNameOnly and even stated he created the series as a way to close the book on a band he had long been a fan of. Keep in mind: Crash has ''followed Weezer from the beginning with Blue'', imagine being in his shoes as your favorite band falls from grace. Luckily for him, [[EarnYourHappyEnding Weezer proved him wrong in the end]].
*** Then unfortunately things got worse afterwards as Crash was less then impressed with ''The White Album'' and admitted that he cared very little about ''Pacific Daydream'', with him overall finding it to be a very boring and forgettable album, he sounded very depressed that Weezer was getting back into bad habits (doing yearly album releases again) and said it was almost as lazy as ''Make Believe''. Although these feelings were ''sort-of'' mediated by the reception of their ''Black'' album, although Crash did end up putting ''Teal'' and ''Black'' on the ''WORST OF 2019'' list and made it clear he wasn't going to take Weezer seriously anymore.
** Crash's depressed and somber tone in the [[Music/GreenDay GDR3 retrospective]] due to how boring and bland the trilogy albums are on him, prompting to him to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leave Lil D.Va to fight off the sentient albums]] and meet up with a friend discussing how much he's [[DespairEventHorizon wants to give up on everything following how horrible 2017 is..]]. You just wanna ''hug'' him.
** The ending of the ''WORST OF 2019'' list, where Crash laments a bit about his number one spot. Where he ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness drops his "Rock Critic" persona]]'' and makes it clear the Number One spot really pissed him off. The result ended up being a lengthy tirade towards WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's album/review to ''Music/TheWall'' on how insulting, pathetic, and disregarding it was to not only the source material (which Crash believes Doug intentionally ignored the real message since it hit too close to home for him) but also as an excuse to whine about the internet drama surrounding him. Crash also mentions how he used to look up to Creator/DougWalker and wished to be a part of Website/ChannelAwesome, [[BrokenPedestal but after what he saw]], he wishes to ''never'' be like Doug, so much so that the video ends with the confirmation that Crash was ending the "The Rock Critic" branding and simply calling his channel "Crash Thompson" now. EndOfAnEra indeed.


** In Crash's ''I Love This Song'' for [[{{Music/TheBloodhoundGang}} "The Bad Touch"]], Crash places emphasis on how "The Ballad of Chasey Lain" was made without the consent of Chasey Lain, but as pointed out in the comments section, the track to come after the song is a brief skit of Chasey Lain herself acting disgusted and listing off some horrible things she'd rather do than indulge the song's narrator, indicating that she was in on the joke at some point.

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** In Crash's ''I Love This Song'' for [[{{Music/TheBloodhoundGang}} [[{{Music/BloodhoundGang}} "The Bad Touch"]], Crash places emphasis on how "The Ballad of Chasey Lain" was made without the consent of Chasey Lain, but as pointed out in the comments section, the track to come after the song is a brief skit of Chasey Lain herself acting disgusted and listing off some horrible things she'd rather do than indulge the song's narrator, indicating that she was in on the joke at some point.

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** In Crash's ''I Love This Song'' for [[{{Music/TheBloodhoundGang}} "The Bad Touch"]], Crash places emphasis on how "The Ballad of Chasey Lain" was made without the consent of Chasey Lain, but as pointed out in the comments section, the track to come after the song is a brief skit of Chasey Lain herself acting disgusted and listing off some horrible things she'd rather do than indulge the song's narrator, indicating that she was in on the joke at some point.


** The brutal rant of how meh and boring ''[[Music/GreenDay Uno!, Dos! and Tre!]]'' are and the sheer vitriol and fury he releases and mocking of those who'd probably give him hell for hating the albums. Unlike times where Crash's mocking of the haters comes off as funny, here it comes off as ''unnerving'' and encapsulates how disappoint and disgust on the trilogy when he '''''praises [[Music/{{Weezer}} Raditude]]'''''.

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** The brutal rant of how meh and boring ''[[Music/GreenDay Uno!, Dos! and Tre!]]'' are and the sheer vitriol and fury he releases and mocking of those who'd probably give him hell for hating the albums. Unlike times where Crash's mocking of the haters comes off as funny, here it comes off as ''unnerving'' and encapsulates how disappoint his disappointment and disgust on towards the trilogy when he '''''praises [[Music/{{Weezer}} Raditude]]'''''.


** Brought up in his review of Fever 333's ''Strength in Numb333rs'':

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** Brought up in his review of Fever 333's ''Strength in Numb333rs'':[=Numb333rs=]'':

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** This applies any time Crash has praised a band that has gone on to be involved in some sort of controversy, such as [=McCafferty=], Vektor and Brand New (for reasons too numerous to list here, [[{{Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement}} to put it nicely]]).
** Brought up in his review of Fever 333's ''Strength in Numb333rs'':
-->'''Present Crash:''' Those who have been watching my show for a long time may remember me mentioning a little band called Letlive. In fact, you may remember this little clip from my Best of 2016 list:
-->'''Past Crash:''' And these guys are sure as hell going to be a voice to be paying attention to over the next few years.
-->'''Present Crash:''' Yeah, and then the fuckers went and broke up! GAAAAHHHH!

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** Him putting Tegan And Sara's ''Love You To Death'' on his honorable mentions for 2016 instead of the list proper because 'they're not rock, they're pop' became irrelevant 3 years later when he dropped the Rock Critic persona and reviewed more pop on the show.


** His Quickie video for "The BEST and Worst Albums of 2016" has this. Before getting into the top 10 worst albums, he says that "If we never hold them to a gold standard, they suck and suck and suck." He says this while pictures surface of [[Main/DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a woman sucking on a banana]] and {{Music/Nickelback}} come on screen. And then comes a Quickie for ''Feed The Machine''.

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** His Quickie video for "The BEST and Worst Albums of 2016" has this. Before getting into the top 10 worst albums, he says that "If we never hold them to a gold standard, they suck and suck and suck." He says this while pictures surface of [[Main/DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a woman sucking on a banana]] and {{Music/Nickelback}} come on screen. And then comes a Quickie for ''Feed The Machine''.



** The ending of the ''WORST OF 2019'' list, where Crash laments a bit about his number one spot. Where he ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness drops his "Rock Critic" persona]]'' and makes it clear the Number One spot really pissed him off. The result ended up being a lengthy tirade towards [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker's]] album/review to ''Music/TheWall'' on how insulting, pathetic, and disregarding it was to not only the source material (which Crash believes Doug intentionally ignored the real message since it hit too close to home for him) but also as an excuse to whine about the internet drama surrounding him. Crash also mentions how he used to look up to Doug and wished to be a part of Channel Awesome, [[BrokenPedestal but after what he saw]], he wishes to ''never'' be like Doug, so much so that the video ends with the confirmation that Crash was ending the "The Rock Critic" branding and simply calling his channel "Crash Thompson" now. EndOfAnEra indeed.

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** The ending of the ''WORST OF 2019'' list, where Crash laments a bit about his number one spot. Where he ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness drops his "Rock Critic" persona]]'' and makes it clear the Number One spot really pissed him off. The result ended up being a lengthy tirade towards [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker's]] WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's album/review to ''Music/TheWall'' on how insulting, pathetic, and disregarding it was to not only the source material (which Crash believes Doug intentionally ignored the real message since it hit too close to home for him) but also as an excuse to whine about the internet drama surrounding him. Crash also mentions how he used to look up to Doug Creator/DougWalker and wished to be a part of Channel Awesome, Website/ChannelAwesome, [[BrokenPedestal but after what he saw]], he wishes to ''never'' be like Doug, so much so that the video ends with the confirmation that Crash was ending the "The Rock Critic" branding and simply calling his channel "Crash Thompson" now. EndOfAnEra indeed.

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** An example that Crash himself owned up to was the line in one of his ''Rise and Fall of Weezer'' videos that said, "It's like saying eating an entire bowl of powdered chalk is better than, say...sex with Music/{{Kesha}}. While technically true, I wouldn't wanna end up doing either". Crash devotes the first minute or so of his ''High Road'' review to how awful that line sounds now that the awful situation between Kesha and her management is public knowledge.

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** Similar to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers example, Crash's entry on his ''Worst of 2017'' list discussing Prophets of Rage concludes with him asking for a reunion of Music/RageAgainstTheMachine. Two years later, it was announced that such a reunion was happening for 2020.


--> [[Main/WHAMLine "Why the hell do I like this album so much?"]]

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--> [[Main/WHAMLine [[Main/WhamLine "Why the hell do I like this album so much?"]]


** The ending of the ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers One Hot Minute]]'' review has him snark about how [[ReplacementScrappy Josh Klingoffer]] really isn't "getting any better" in the Red Hot Chili Peppers following the meh reception of with ''I'm with You'' and ''The Getaway''. Cue 2019 revealing that Josh had left the band and Music/JohnFrusciante had once again returned, much to everyone (including Crash)'s rejoice. Though, this could be a combination of [[Main/HarsherInHindsight Harsher In Hindsight]] and [[Main/AlasPoorScappy Alas Poor Scrappy]] when you [[ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/josh-klinghoffer-red-hot-chili-peppers-interview-945881/amp/?__twitter_impression=true read]] about what happened.

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** The ending of the ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers One Hot Minute]]'' review has him snark about how [[ReplacementScrappy Josh Klingoffer]] really isn't "getting any better" in the Red Hot Chili Peppers following the meh reception of with ''I'm with You'' and ''The Getaway''. Cue 2019 revealing that Josh had left the band and Music/JohnFrusciante had once again returned, much to everyone (including Crash)'s rejoice. Though, this could be a combination of [[Main/HarsherInHindsight Harsher In Hindsight]] and [[Main/AlasPoorScappy [[Main/AlasPoorScrappy Alas Poor Scrappy]] when you [[ https://www.[[https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/josh-klinghoffer-red-hot-chili-peppers-interview-945881/amp/?__twitter_impression=true read]] about what happened.


** The ending of the ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers One Hot Minute]]'' review has him snark about how [[ReplacementScrappy Josh Klingoffer]] really isn't "getting any better" in the Red Hot Chili Peppers following the meh reception of with ''I'm with You'' and ''The Getaway''. Cue 2019 revealing that Josh had left the band and Music/JohnFrusciante had once again returned, much to everyone (including Crash)'s rejoice.

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** The ending of the ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers One Hot Minute]]'' review has him snark about how [[ReplacementScrappy Josh Klingoffer]] really isn't "getting any better" in the Red Hot Chili Peppers following the meh reception of with ''I'm with You'' and ''The Getaway''. Cue 2019 revealing that Josh had left the band and Music/JohnFrusciante had once again returned, much to everyone (including Crash)'s rejoice. Though, this could be a combination of [[Main/HarsherInHindsight Harsher In Hindsight]] and [[Main/AlasPoorScappy Alas Poor Scrappy]] when you [[ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/josh-klinghoffer-red-hot-chili-peppers-interview-945881/amp/?__twitter_impression=true read]] about what happened.


** Similarly, Crash's jabs at [[{{Music/GangOfFour}} Andy Gill]] in both the FIMI and Dishonorable mention for ''Happy Now'' sting much harder, knowing how the latter set of jabs went public a month before Andy Gill passed away.

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** Similarly, Crash's jabs at [[{{Music/GangOfFour}} Andy Gill]] in both the FIMI and Dishonorable mention for ''Happy Now'' sting much harder, knowing how the latter set of jabs went public exactly a month before Andy Gill passed away.

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