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A list of the personalities who've all contributed to Channel Awesome.

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    Behind the Scenes 
The good folks who keep things running smoothly. They all make occasional cameo appearances in the Critic's reviews and other videos.

Mike Michaud

A.k.a. M, a.k.a. admin. The administrator of the site, CEO of the production company, and primary scout for new talent. A shadowy figure; those who inquire too closely about him are visited by a large man in black who erases their memory.

The Other Guy

Robert Walker—Doug's older brother. Occasionally submits his own text reviews, but for the most part works as Doug's co-writer and camera man. Makes frequent cameos, most notably as Santa Christ (and pretty much anyone who ever has to hit Doug with something from off-screen). Abducted by M to serve as the producer for a new channel, Barfiesta (which has yet to materialize). He is sometimes a velociraptor; no, we don't know why.

  • Always Someone Better: Played for laughs as both he and Doug think he's smarter than Doug, and Lewis did an impression of Rob that was just "I'm better than my brother" and Doug called it the best impression.
  • At Least I Admit It: Played for laughs in real reviews and vlogs, where he's nearly always the one jokingly calling himself and Doug assholes. Doug will either agree or look pouty after.
    • In the Ghostbusters behind the scenes, he talks about how fun it is to play extra-douchey, because he's usually pretty dickish anyway.
  • Big Brother Bully: He'll joke about beating the shit out of Doug for making a credits mistake, or that he would sell him into sex slavery to get out of trouble, but that's all for comedy. According to the Speed Racer commentary, Rob was sick, but Doug says that "tormenting me fills him with a new energy".
    • Big Brother Instinct: He usually keeps his calm on the forums and if a NC episode didn't turn out quite right, he'll be the first to admit it. But when some go too far with insulting Doug (like saying he doesn't understand satire or that the Junior review was lazy), he'll let them know.
    • Early January 2012 (right before the first Star Trek review and obviously he ended up fine), Doug seemed to go AWOL for a few days and Holly doing her PR job reassured people that while Rob didn't know what was happening either (this was also when he and Doug were still living in the same house), he'd also know if brother was in trouble and deal with it accordingly.
  • Blood Knight: Played for Laughs in the Mortal Kombat real review, whereas Doug apologizes for sounding like a psychopath because he thinks the movie needed gore, Rob says “but we are psychopaths!”.
  • The Cameo: In the Anniversary Brawl, he's briefly seen kicking a parking meter.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Will often be the collected and rational one to Doug's more scattered ranting, and will reel him in or point out he's going to get crap from fandom.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the Twister real thoughts, Doug accidentally confuses Paxton and Pullman, and Rob said he thought about letting it slide and throwing brother to the internet, but "even I'm not that cruel".
  • Fan Hater: invoked A lot more than Doug. When Doug has a rant about people liking The Grinch (breaking the aesop of that review), he at least apologizes while Rob just claps and tells the comments to hate away. Even in the Grinch real thoughts, Doug keeps trying to say that if people like it that's fine but Rob just complains.
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to Doug's skinny. While Rob is actually perfectly normal weight, Doug, especially 2013 era, is half his size and a twig.
  • Gagging on Your Words: Played for laughs in Barn Mates, as he struggles to apologize for offending everyone he's met, even with Doug's help.
  • Garfunkel: To Doug's Paul Simon. He actually co-writes most of the episodes, minus most of the Top 11's, but some fans tend to forget this. However, if he isn't credited on a movie review, the fans will begin to ask questions.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He jokes in the Awesome Comics review of Civil War that he hates people in general, doesn't discriminate, but actually wants to see this movie again with a crowd.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: He's gone on record a few times saying that he's the only one allowed to make Doug feel bad for his opinions.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: To the point where he rivals Doug. He even appeared in the review of The Lost World: Jurassic Park to coach the Critic with Jeff Goldblum impersonations, and plays Christopher Walken in both an NC episode and one of Angry Joe's "Hotel Awesome" videos.
  • Mean Boss: Played for Laughs in “Boss Mabel” where he says he has Doug (who plays up looking both terrified and about to cry) horsewhipped every night for “the good of the company”.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Overlapping with Take That, Audience! in The LEGO Movie review as people agreed with his facebook trolling that the film was overrated, and he apologizes for both making them feel bad and the terrorizing from other members of fandom that's coming their way.
    • For obvious reasons, he regrets snapping at The Cat in the Hat because that made him strangle Doug.
  • Never My Fault: Played for Laughs in the MME Channel Awesome panel when Lewis pokes fun at Doug's scapegoat status ("I blame you. I don't actually blame you but people just blame you for everything") and Rob jokes that he prefers that attitude.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He jokes in "Monster Reunion" that spiders are his best friends "and that should tell you everything about my personality".
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Likes to jokingly annoy/freak out Doug by getting too close to him a lot. In the Ghostbusters behind the scenes, Doug actually asks him to keep his distance for a shooting moment, amusing Malcolm.
  • Not a Morning Person: He makes it very clear that he needs coffee to get through the morning in Steven Floats, joking-violently grabbing Doug and telling him to shut off the camera so he can have some.
  • Only Sane Man: Played for Laughs in the Fantastic Four behind the scenes when Doug gets upset at all (purposely out of context) sounds the others are making and shouts that he's surrounded by crazy people, Rob immediately responds “you're surrounded by crazies?”
  • Parental Substitute: Referred to filming Doug's Panty Shot in SK as like a father filming his daughter's porn, and has bristled a bit at fans always thinking he's constantly at the end of Doug's leash.
  • Papa Wolf: Rivals Linkara by coming to other contributors' defence. Not only with Doug's work but also notably Film Brain's review of Equilbrium (page 11 of comments), Lindsay's review of Dune (page 1 of comments), and multiple times in the forums with Kickassia.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Poked fun at Doug and Malcolm in the Osmosis Jones behind the scenes, as they agree he can't be called slap-happy because he's never happy and he's more like "slap-angry" or "slap-snarly".
  • Primal Fear: In the World On Fire vlog, he says the scariest thing in the world to him is a terrible, violent person who has fear but also learned how to control it.
  • Sarcasm Failure: When Doug is acting especially weird, he usually reacts with either Stunned Silence or emits a “”.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: In every show and every Sibling Rivalry, he's the manly man to Doug's sensitive guy. One example being the Godzilla Sibling Rivalry where he tells Doug off for being a princess who can't accept reality and Doug just pouts. In the Sharkboy and Lavagirl BTS, he's horrified to learn that Doug got his mascara habits from his dad.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: invoked The name pronunciations in Avatar and Korra, both in videos and much more on facebook. By "Endgame", even Doug tries to get him to stop.
    • Doug may have said he wanted to piss everyone off with the Man of Steel review, but he cares a lot less about it than Rob does, whose hate for both the movie and its fans is levels of Running Gag on facebook.
  • Slut-Shaming: After the Suburban Knights Panty Shot, he laughed that Doug needed to have more shame and not exploit himself constantly. Of course, this was just an older brother teasing, not really awful.
  • Team Dad: Malcolm has said he always enjoys it when Rob is in the studio, and in the Fantastic Four behind the scenes, Tamara hugs him after a week away and later they snark together about Doug just wanting an excuse to make everyone look ridiculous.

    Former Contributors / Staff 

3rd Party Controller

A gaming series that joined the site in 2014. They left the site in 2015, moving full-time to Youtube.

Admir Jusufovic

Joined Blistered Thumbs in November of 2010 as the Assistant Site Manager. Was also in charge of Site Marketing and Media & Relations. Left at some unknown point (most likely in 2011, but at least before February 2012) to focus on his own site, the (now defunct), where many Blistered Thumbs contributors originated.

Andrew Dickman

An artist who started out doing fanart of several TGWTG contributors and has gone on to do title cards for a large number of them, including the Nostalgia Chick, Phelous, Obscurus Lupa, Sad Panda, Suede, Pushing Up Roses, and Spoony. He also has his own off-TGWTG review series, "Animated Anarchy". He created a cartoon pilot for Nickelodeon's Random Cartoons, called Ivan the Unbearable. His website is here and his DeviantArt gallery is here.

  • Big Fun
  • The Cameo: He appears in Lupa's "Manic Episodes" Torchwood review and several of Phelous's videos.
    • He also appears in Linkara's "Mr. T 2"... in an intro where other title cards artists are uniting to prevent Dickman from doing the art for every TGWTG show!
  • Doing It for the Art: His DeviantArt page, which existed years before he joined TGWTG, shows he created hundreds of individual stories and characters in his mind, all of which were realized in at least one piece of art!
  • Furry Fandom: He was best known for furry art before his involvement in TGWTG, and it's still a significant portion of his output.
  • Unfortunate Name: "Yea that's right... Dickman". Lampshaded in Phelous's Croc review, when Phelous has him dress up as Douchey McNitpick. "Really, Phelan? 'Andy McDickpick'? That's just... that's just wrong."

That Aussie Guy

Hosted "Bored Shitless", a production group formerly associated with That Guy With The Glasses. Also made video game reviews, wrote articles, and produced the Transmission Awesome podcast for the site until he was dismissed. In June 2009, for reasons that have remained private, he was let go from the site and all his videos removed. He continues to post reviews and other videos on his Website/{{Youtube}} account, as well as run his own video game website.

  • Bad Boss: Likes to mess with the other TA guys.
  • One-Episode Wonder: The Aussie Critic.
  • Team Mom: His mom, who has appeared on Transmission Awesome and has shown up in a few videos. Was more or less officially the site mom.
  • Unperson: Most references to him were removed from Channel Awesome and its wiki (except for instances where removing references is impossible—Transmission Awesome episodes, the 1-year anniversary special, etc).

Austin Yorski

BT's editor-in-chief. He writes the weekly column "Pixelated Pretension." Former host of the Community Podcast, and member of the Official BT Podcast.

Bargain Boy

Formerly known as That Other Guy, the host of Bargain Boy Reviews. Joined the site in 2014, left in April 2018.

Battle Geek Plus

Joined Channel Awesome in 2014. A Let's Play series starring contributors Ryan Molina, Josh Christopher, Heather May and Frank Codalata. Left in April 2018.

Mike "Birdman" Dodd

Hosted This Week In Geek. Was let go from the site in mid-April 2014 in a not exactly professional way, and warns potential producers to be wary and ask questions.

Bhargav Dronamraju

AKA B or Bargo. A college friend of Doug's and co-founder of TGWTG; now the site's chief executive producer and M's minion. Best known for playing the role of Ma-ti (see above).

  • Bad Boss: Get's angry at Nash on his first review on the site and tells Paw and Roses they can't date because of company policy.
  • Bollywood Nerd
  • Chewing the Scenery: There's no other way to describe his behind-the-scenes pre-Brawl speech.
    Bhargav: "This is the real deal, people! This is like the Navy Seal equivalent training!"
    • His appearance in Paw and Roses review of Meet the California Raisins Qualifies.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Judging from his episode of Transmission Awesome, he's a fine example of this trope. Two words: Penguin portal.
    • Do not give him coffee. You have been warned... or you will be weirded out.
    • During his V Log on the Kickassia DVD he wakes up after a nap and says he has to wake himself up so as to be a safe driver. He gets out of the car, climbs up onto the roof of a nearby van, does a couple push-ups, takes off his glasses, and then does 20+ pushups with no rest. He then puts his glasses back on, leaps off of the van, and gets back into the car.
    • Apparently to him getting people to read the articles section of the site involves Optimus Prime obliterating Oompa Loompas. And monkeys washing cats.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: During the commentary for The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, he sits through two thirds of the review and barely says anything. ... then again, see above.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Calls out Nash for overusing stream of consciousness.
  • I Am Not Ma-Ti
  • Large Ham: When Bargo acts, he acts.

Brother Humble

Host of Humble Reviews.


Host of the 90's review series Leftover Culture. Picked up by Channel Awesome in 2014, and left the site in 2016.


Joined Channel Awesome in 2014, hosted the series Calluna Reviews. Left in April 2018.


A longtime TGWTG contributor, Coldguy was one of the regular hosts of Transmission Awesome. He also writes text articles; produces "Foreign Delicacies", a video review series on little-known foreign films; and is the co-host of "Spine Breakers" with Jew Wario and Rabbi, a literature podcast. He is known for his hilarious laugh.


Ran the That Guy With The Glasses Twitter page from late 2013 until the account's replacement with the Channel Awesome page in late 2014. Was also a Channel Awesome forum moderator from April 2014 until her resignation from the forums in March 2018.

Dr. Gonzo

Co-host of Nerd to the Third Power.


Creator of The Drummer Five.

Dtoons Productions

Creators of the shows Toons These Days and Team Teen. Joined the site in 2014, left in April 2018.


Known for Shark Movies. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014 and left in 2015.

Fear Fan

Host of the horror review series Terror Obscura. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014, and left in 2017.

Fool Fantastic

A movie fan who hosts "Marvelous Movies" where he takes a look at movies that are well known. He was removed from the site due to a lack of content.

Gabriel Bono

Writer and reviewer. He writes the weekly column "Freeware Friday."

Gaming Wildlife

A sketch comedy troupe that joined in 2014. Most well known for their show If ___ Was 100% Honest With Us. Announced their departure from Channel Awesome in April 2018.


Full name "That Chick with the Goggles". A contest entrant who didn't succeed at winning the position of Nostalgia Chick but still impressed the Nostalgia Critic, she posted videos of "Games I Grew Up On". Goggles was largely inactive on the site since May 2009 due to Real Life getting in the way, and only seemed to find time for cameos.

In January 2011, Goggles left the site to pursue her drawing and animation career.

Holly Brown

TGWTG's webmistress and one of the Mystic Brewers of the Inebriati. She runs Channel Awesome's corporate aspects as director of human resources.


Picked up by Channel Awesome in 2014, host of the shows The Good Hook, Comedism and Pokedult. Left the site in 2016.

James Costanzo

BT's former MMO specialist.


Obscurus Lupa's (now former) boyfriend, who appears in several cameos in her reviews and her vlogs. Probably most recognizable as the main Tommy in "A Day in the Life of Tommy Wiseau".

Joey Castro

News editor at Blistered Thumbs.

Johnny Maloney

Writer and reviewer. Had a weekly column focusing on retro PC games, and hosted the Official BT Podcast.

Little Miss Gamer

AKA Z. Originally (and still) hosted by PBC Productions. A sweet-natured gamer who mostly reviews classic retro games and fun modern time-wasters, as well as short films about gamer culture. Little Miss Gamer also co-hosts The Lee and Z Show with Lee from Still Gaming, a monthly podcast devoted to video games and wider pop culture. In the summer of 2010, Z started focusing solely on her puppetry. After the announcement of PBC Productions' disbandment, Little Miss Gamer has been taken off the site.

Lotus Prince

Joined That Guy With The Glasses in 2012, known for his Let's Play videos. Announced during the March 27th, 2018 episode of the Corrective Consciousness Podcast that he would be leaving Channel Awesome, and posed his goodbye video to the site the following day.

Lucky Six

A comedy troupe known for their short films. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014, and left in 2017.

Matt Briner

Exclusively wrote articles for the site back when the site had articles. Specialized in direct-to-video releases, but primarily reviewed individual episodes of Firefly toward the end of his tenure. Never made any videos himself, and appeared in only two videos for the site: the 2010 charity drive and a cameo for Spoony's review of Dungeonmaster. Left the site when the article section was removed back in 2010.

Micah Curtis

Editor of Blistered Thumbs, who also wrote editorials and news posts. Was let go from the site in early 2012.

Mike Ellis

Chief organizational officer—and chief executive sexy bitch—of Channel Awesome. Believed to be in a romantic relationship with Beary the Bear. He left the company in August 2010.

  • Butt-Monkey: Gets this treatment in the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 F* ck Ups video, where he gives a humble apology for posting a wrong video. The Critic does not think that this apology is good enough, and commences with a savage beating.
  • The Cameo: Walks past the Critic chasing the Nerd during the anniversary brawl.
  • Kavorka Man: In one of Benzaie's crossover videos, he keeps popping his head out of Doug's bathroom making bizarre sex-related requests.


Lorne Horning is the MMO Editor of Blistered Thumbs from Saskatoon. Besides articles, he also makes a series called The Big Evil Review, where he plays a rich evil eccentric who wants to take over the world while having an amazing time playing whatever games strike his fancy. Known amongst the Blizzard Entertainment community as The Dreadmist Man.


The other half of Psychotaku's Retro Dojo Productions and the host of Anime Basics. One episode of the series was uploaded to That Guy with the Glasses in 2013.


Originally a member of the TGWTG forums, Punky became the creator and maintainer of the Channel Awesome Twitter feed (until late 2013). She also posted movie reviews on the Channel Awesome blog and helps manage Wiisteria, a Spanish-language gaming site.

Rachel Tietz

Actress who co-starred in Demo Reel as Rebecca Stoné from 2012 to 2013, and then afterwards in The Nostalgia Critic as various characters. She left the site in 2014 but continued to make cameos in the series into 2016.

Rerez (Shane Luis)

Game reviewer. He left the site in September 2016.

Richard Masucci

The host of the show ReviewTechUSA, which discusses video games. The show was picked up by TGWTG in 2010, and after eight episodes moved exclusively to YouTube in 2011.

Robert Grosso

Writer and reviewer. He wrote the weekly column Characters with Character.

Robert Heck

Writer and reviewer. He wrote the weekly column Awesome Area Analysis.

Rocket Lawnchair

Joined Channel Awesome in 2010. Hosted the show Substance TV on TGWTG and later Blistered Thumbs. Left in 2012 after feeling that being associated with BT was "more of a hindrance than a benefit."

Rooney Enterprises

Spencer Goldberg aka That Jewish Guy, a young mensch with a yarmulke, That Jewish Guy's segment serves as a primer to Jewish/ Israeli pop culture. His other character is Guy Lynor, a metal head that talks about classic literature authors.

Rud The Spud

Known for his historical animation videos. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014 and left in 2017.

Shaun Kronenfeld (Shaun K)

Writer and reviewer. He wrote the weekly column "D(LC)lightful Treats." He still does let's plays and game reviews.


Real name Michael Schiciano. Channel Awesome's resident composer, Skitch produces a bewildering array of soundtracks for just about everybody's videos. His personal website can be found here.


Joined Blistered Thumbs in 2009. Host of The Machinimist, and later Employee Screenings, Last on The Bandwagon and Smarty's Untitled Review Show. Announced his departure from Channel Awesome in 2015.

Some Guys I Know

Comedy sketch troupe based in Chicago. Was picked up by Channel Awesome in 2014 and left in 2016.

Spine Breakers

A literature podcast hosted by Coldguy, JewWario, and Rabbi. Segments include "On the Top" (Justin and Rabbi grill Coldguy about a book he's read), "The Newsprint" (lit-related news/editorial), "Brutal Book Beatdown" (Rabbi does an in-depth book review) and "JewWario's Jukebox" (Justin does a dramatic reading of a book excerpt). Ran until 2012.

Storage and Disposal

Another article writer who vanished with that section of the site in 2010, altho he never cameo'd in videos.

Taylor Hoyt (Taylor H)

Writer and reviewer. He wrote the weekly column "Townscape." Often did video reviews and let's plays.

The Cat

An anime fangirl who posted written reviews in the articles section. The Cat is also one of the hosts of the Nerd to the Third Power podcast.

Transmission Awesome

The site's official podcast, running from 2008 to 2014. It is regularly hosted by Rollo T, Paw, Pushing Up Roses, and Y: Ruler of Time; past co-hosts include Aussie, Coldguy, Dr. Gonzo, site admin Mike Michaud, Sean Fausz, and Angry Joe. Each episode has a special guest from the site. Broadcast on a bi-weekly basis, the show is the first port of call for new talent on TGWTG. Segments include an interview with the guest, Awesome Blog of the Week (each host showcases fan-made material), Paw's Button (Paw introduces a musical intermission), and Forum Focus (Rollo T selects a topic from the forums for everyone to discuss).

  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The boys have a conversation about songs that affect them emotionally. Rollo T touchingly talks about how Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" moves him, and then...
    Rollo T: And whenever I listen to a Miley Cyrus song, I get in touch with the woman in me -
    Paw: (quickly) So, anyway, onto our next Forum Focus topic!
    Rollo T: Just want to spread my legs open to the world...
  • Butt-Monkey: Sean. Paw seems to be falling under this lately as well.
  • Lost in Transmission: Absolutely any and every reference to Mexican car washes.
    Y Ruler of Time: "Soooooooo many monkeys!"
    Rollo T: "Dude, there weren't enough."
  • Manly Tears: Rollo T has this reaction anytime Lost Odyssey comes up.
  • Noodle Incident / Noodle Implements: Anytime anyone brings up Mexican car washes, these will be invoked.
  • Running Gag: Rollo T's constant fat jokes concerning Sean.
    • Jokes about Paw being the oldest TA host.
    • The Mexican car wash. In fact, bizarre sex acts named after geographic locations have become a Running Gag site-wide, especially with the Nostalgia Chick. (See also: "Linking up with Linkara"; the Staten Island helicopter, the Puerto Rico telefono, the Orlando dolphin flip, the Oklahoma City taco stand...)
    • "Spoony?!"
    • Aussie firing Rollo T.
    • Angry Joe insisting that he's not angry, he's just Joe, and the other guys coming up with other names for him (Sad Joe, Acrimonious Joe... Lactating Joe...)
    • Whenever they can't pronounce the name of anyone on the forums, they just call him/her "Smithy".

Timid Jester

Joined the site in 2014. Creators of the series Screen Crashers and The Adventures of Hot Head. Left in April 2018.

Travis Excelsior

Former co-host of the Nerd To The Third Power podcast.


Host of the shows Mud2MMO, Prepack and Life on Film. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014, and left in 2018.


Former member of Team Four Star. Worked on Naruto: The Abridged Series and Dragonball Z Abridged.


Host of the video game series The Yomarz Show. Joined Channel Awesome in 2014, and left in 2018.

Yousif Alshaker

Writer and reviewer. He was BT's UK correspondent.

    Doug Walker's Other Characters 


The host of Video Game Confessions, he's a bartender at a local bar for video game characters. He basically reveals his customers' deepest, darkest secrets. Now part of the lineup on the Blistered Thumbs spinoff site.

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The basis for the joke, with for example Sonic the Hedgehog becoming a drug addict and Pac-Man a cross-dresser.
    • Special mention goes to Bisexual Link, who yet appeared in almost every episode since his debut, usually in order to seduce some one looking like a guy.
    • For reference: Depending on what barometer you use, the least off-color episode may be about Lara Croft getting breast reduction surgery.
  • Anything That Moves: Double subverted on "Bonk."
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In one episode, Dominic is attacked by a homicidal talking cardboard box with a gun. In the next episode, he finds the plot of Portal incomprehensible. (Though it's played for laughs, of course.)
  • Arson Murder And Jay Walking: Solid Snake tells his dark childhood where a burglar murders his murders, tap dances on their corpses, using them as muppets, use them as nunchucks, used their bones as a xylophone to the tune of "Under the Sea", mixed their remains into a blender with piss and drank it; and took the change from his piggy bank.
  • The Cast Showoff: The videos are inter-cut with closeups of Doug drawing the events he's talking about, with the finished drawing revealed at the end.
  • Catchphrase: "You see a lot of strange things as a bartender, and you see a lot of strange things at the Pixel Palace. So I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace. And that ain't no lie. Swear to it."
    • "So I'm sittin' there tendin' bar, when in walks..."
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fake Brit (Doug puts on what is supposed to be a Cockney accent for Dominic)
    • Later subject to a Take That Me in the Nostalgia Critic's tribute to Siskel and Ebert, when he says something is "about as convincing as Dominic from Video Game Confessions` British accent".
    Dominic: OI!
    • Doug (as himself) makes an cameo appearance in a episode of "Bad Movie Beatdown", where Film Brain points out that his Cockney accent isn't really good and is then fired (not really) for his troubles.
  • Foreshadowing: The "Princess Bitch" line in the Donkey Kong episode could've foreshadowed the big reveal in the Princess Daisy episode.

Emo Jones

Emo Jones is a character that sits alone in his room, his hair in a ponytail, spouting off random sentences and quips about his life, each punctuated by a whisper saying "Emo..." The delivery of the skit was very much in the style of Conan O'Brien's "Celebrity Secrets" sketches.

Lori Prince

The host of a faux news show created in the wake of The Dark Knight, Lori Prince is an anchorman for Gotham News Network, or GNN, who often finds himself interviewing the likes of Batman and the Joker.

  • Development Hell: They've been promising a third episode of Lori Prince Live for over a year now. We're still waiting. He finally resurfaced in a voice only cameo in the stinger for one of Linkara's episodes, announcing that strange occurences were happening in the Minesota area.

Melvin, Brother of the Joker

A pathetic man who has no job, lives with his mother, and claims to be the brother of the Joker. Melvin (real name: Melvin Pothorn) tries to film a vlog in which he explains the ins and outs of supervillainy, but is thwarted by his whiny mother's obnoxious demands and his own incompetence. After only a single episode, Melvin was put out his misery when Angry Joe, Bennett the Sage, Ed Glaser, and Spoony stabbed him to death with forks. For charity.

  • Basement-Dweller
  • Butt-Monkey: Both within the context of the show and on the site itself.
  • Canon Discontinuity: On the Vol. 1 TGWTG DVD Bonus features, during the video "Doug Character Origins" where Doug recalls all of his characters and what inspired them the last character to come up is Melvin. "That never happened." is all Doug says before the video ends.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the charity fundraiser episode. Came back as the Hummel Figurine.
    • Only to be killed again.
  • One-Episode Wonder: Don't get your hopes up for an Episode 2.

Tommy Wiseau

Doug portrayed the director/writer/star of The Room in a one-shot that was made in retaliation for the real Wiseau's company taking down the Critic's ''Room'' review.

Black Dog Bill

Host of How to be a Pirate and teller of tales about mighty pirate Blood Beard Joe.

  • Butt-Monkey: A constant target of insults from the bar patrons.
  • Catchphrase: "Black Dog Bill they call me! ...but only because they're drunk, my real name is Howard." and "To Blood Beard Joe! He may not be God...oh wait, yes he is." and "They act like they hate me, but in reality they love me, for I know the stories of Blood Beard Joe."
  • Fridge Logic: Is asked why Blood Beard Joe would make love to a pickup truck. He simply responds, "Why wouldn't he?" invoked
  • Phrase Catcher: Blood Beard Joe?
  • What the Hell Is That Accent??: Doug seems to go between Scottish, Irish and Polish at random in episodes.

General Zod

Host of Merry Zodmas. A disgraced Kryptonian general, who was banished to the Phantom Zone by Jor-El until he was set free during the events of Superman II. He questions many a tradition of this strange Earth holiday we call Christmas, and argues why it should not be so. One of the villains of the movie To Boldly Flee. Came back in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Man Of Steel.

  • Analogy Backfire: "Josh Groban back blow me! No wait! I will blow Josh Groban.. with my incredible heat vision powers... What?"
  • Ancient Astronauts: Jesus, according to Zod.
  • Buffy Speak: "...our weird crystal cocoon thingy."
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Greetings, planet Houston. I am General Zod. And may I wish you...a merry Zodmas."
    • "DEPLOY!!!"
    • "[Video Topic] has no place in The Zodonian People's Republic of Houston."
      • Except snow was approved.
    • And of course "KNEEEEL!"
  • Chick Magnet: Doug confirmed Turrell and Zod were intentionally gay in To Boldly Flee, and the co-star in The Haunted Mansion is looking forward to sexing him until she sees his mutilated crotch.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: According to him, Superman is Santa, as well as Osama Bin Laden. Well he was clearly lying about the latter (even SEAL Team 6 couldn't have been that good).
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: He gives a series of examples to dispel the idea that he might be "that way", but none of them help.
  • The Dreaded: When he turns up in the Man of Steel review (the first time they've interacted since To Boldly Flee), Critic automatically shrinks back in fear.
  • Egopolis: The "Zodonian People's Republic of Houston".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ask him for his opinion on Christmas Trees.
  • Gag Penis: He plans to turn the United States into a giant statue of himself. He apparently has "Great plans for Florida."
  • Groin Attack: Superman "Lasers his balls off" in the review of "Man of Steel."
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Parodied in the "Christmas Day" episode when told about the implications of "KNEEEEL!"
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: By The Haunted Mansion review he's prostituting himself by doing porn, mostly because people were nightmare fetishists about him being castrated.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: While most of Doug's characters, even the nastier ones, are Innocent Blue Eyes cos he loves the puppy look, Zod is the icy variant as he so rarely blinks.
  • Insistent Terminology: refuses to call humans by their species or the Earth by its proper name. He instead calls them "Houstonians," and "Planet Houston," respectively (also serving as a Call-Back to Superman II).
  • I Was Young and Needed the Money: He says this about doing the The Haunted Mansion. Critic assumes he'd always meant doing porn, but Zod is doing that now instead of in the past.
  • Kneel Before Zod: But not like that. Because he isn't.
  • Large Ham
  • Misaimed Fandom: Invoked. He admires the Grinch's constant plans to steal Christmas.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Lampshaded in The Haunted Mansion when Critic assumes by the leather and skin showing that he does porn. Zod tries to deny it until a co-star and the director prove Critic right. Also subverted in that he's only doing porn now because everyone wanted to see what his mutilated (from the Man of Steel review) crotch looks like.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Without breaking his usually detached tone of voice, he declares "It's totally boss." [Hand guesture.]
    Today I will talk about...Christmas carols. Fa-la-la-la-la.
  • Streetwalker: Given the way he's dressed, Critic assumed he was a “gentleman of the night”. Zod gets insulted, but only because he's doing it now instead of in the past.
  • You Mean X Mas: Zod favors his holiday Zodmas over our holiday.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He really can't keep up with our ability to find homoerotic symbolism with everything he says or does.
    • While a Kryptonian, he has lost his powers since Superman II, meaning he's about as physically strong as a normal human. While normal human strength isn't that much of a weakness, compared to Kryptonian strength it is.

    Other Characters 

Linkara's Drop In Characters are now here, Spoony's are here, Nash's are here, The Nostalgia Chick's are here, and The Nostalgia Critic's are here.


The TGWTG version of the Icelandic singer. Host of The Bjork Show.

The Bums

Much like Chester is the bum equivalent of Doug, these guys are the bum equivalents of other Channel Awesome personalities: Linkara has Lester B. Bum, Spoony has Spencer D. Bum, Benzaie has an unnamed bum character who appeared in his Magical Drop 3 review, Phelous has Pester Z. Bum and Diamanda Hagan had Aleister D. Homelesssb’sterrd. Film Brain also appeared as a bum character in his Equilibrium review. The Cinema Snob also has a subversion in the form of 'The Cinema Bum'... who is legitimately homeless and miserable.

Giant Robotic Donkey Kong Jesus Riding A Puff Of Smoke

What the Cloverfield monster should have been.

  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Shows up in the middle of the 1st Anniversary Brawl to fight Super Mecha Death Christ for no reason except IT IS AWESOME.
  • Nuke 'em: At the end of its battle with Super Mecha Death Christ, Chicago goes up in a giant mushroom cloud of death and destruction.


Yes the same Jareth from Labyrinth. He showed up in Jew Wario's review of the NES game based on... well Labyrinth. Later returns to advise Jew Wario when his other allies are gone.