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Eric "ERod" Rodriguez, The Blockbuster Buster

"Greetings, fanboys and fangirls. I'm E Rod, and I'm the Blockbuster"

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: He uses a lot of jokes with alliterations, and uses them to summarize the movies he is about to bust. When he skips the alliteration, it means the movie is beyond bad.
  • Adorkable: In the Flash Gordon episode, while Linkara is thinking about how he can Retcon One More Day, ERod instead sings "Disco Girl" in his head.
  • Ascended Fanboy: ERod admits to be a fanboy himself and started doing reviews with hopes of being part of That Guy with the Glasses and made some videos parodying the site didn't pick him yet. He eventually succeeds.
    • Also his reviews are more in the fanboy approach before as a media critic. He stated more than once that he's a proud fanboy/geek.
  • Badass in Distress: When captured by Evil-E.
  • Catchphrase: Has many.
    • "Greetings, Fanboys and Fangirls. I'm ERod and I'm The Blockbuster Buster"
    • "One Busted and Thousands more to go"
    • "Busted!"
    • "It's not easy being a DC fan"
  • Caustic Critic
  • Cool Guns: The Caretaker
    If Zeus didn't hurl lightning, he'd probably carry one of these.
  • The Cutie: Lil' ERod in a Smurfs costume and outfit.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Given his black clothes and skulls everywhere.
  • Dance Battler: And ERod also knows how to bust some moves.
    • Many reviews feature the Dance Break section, either if there's no explanation or needs a break from tiresome parts of the movie.
    • To celebrate his 1000 followers in youtube, ERod makes a video featuring all his characters dancing.
    • ERod mentions in a commentary that his views rise every time he features a dance break in his videos.
    • Also used to defeat Evil-E after the Resident Evil: Afterlife review.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Determinator
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": “My name is ERod!”
  • Driven to Madness: The CGI baby from Son of The Mask drives him insane for a whole episode. It happens again with Breaking Dawn Part 2 CGI baby.
  • Drop the Hammer: And even though it’s considered on the light side, no-one is laughing when ERod pulls out Lucille.
  • Fan Boy: Self-admitted and proud of it (but not in the negative context, he just happens to be a very passionate fan).
  • The Hero
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Iconic Item: His hammer Lucile and his skull ring.
  • Large Ham
  • Limited Wardrobe: While he usually wears the same jacket, the t-shirt is different every time (but it is always black).
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": You can expect it if Sarah Michelle Gellar, female badass characters and Bruce Campbell are involved.
  • Manchild: Often rampages about nostalgic movies and series being ruined by Hollywood, but the biggest fact is that he still plays and voices with his dolls, I mean, action figures. Lampshaded in the Channel Awesome Holidays greetings.
    • In his Cars 2 review, ERod says Bruce Campbell playing a character named "Rod" is greater than the greatest day of his life: meeting Donald Duck at Disneyland.
  • Older Than He Looks: And he looks so much like he's in his 20s.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: His hammer and powers work under Thor style rules.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Invoked and lampshaded in few occasions
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: After refusing to bust The Amazing Spider-man 2 he falls into a coma and wakes up three months later, during which Lazarus Dark has taken over the world.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In his TGWTG Producers Casting Couch, he casted Denzel Washington as himself, presenting him as "the best actor to play the most important person on the site".
  • Squee!: Enters in fanboy hysteria if Sarah Michelle Gellar is on screen. Also points this again with Catherine Tate, only dropping to the floor when mentioning Sarah Michelle Gellar again.
    ERod: *After hitting himself after a WTF moment* Was Sarah Michelle Gellar here?
    • Also for Cars 2, he gets over excited when finding out Bruce Campbell had a role in a Pixar movie playing a character named "ROD", almost part of his own name.
      • That immediately crashes when the character is killed off after a brief appearance.
  • Unknown Rival: ERod has been claiming Linkara copied him in many occasions even before he got into That Guy With The Glasses and has been declaring Linkara as his rival. Linkara, of course, wasn't aware of this at all and, only after ERod finally told him this in the crossover, Linkara set this as an extreme coincidence due to both of them being Not So Different.

Nerdlinger (played by Eric Rodriguez)

  • Adorkable
  • Allergic To Girls: Poor Nerdlinger. He's so vulnerable to scantily clad ladies that he covers his eyes at best and downright faints at worse. He even faints at the only mention of Obscurus Lupa name and poster.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Nerdlinger has a big crush on Obscurus Lupa and is devastated when learning she's not available.
    • ERod has also to contain himself from pointing out that she's obviously out of his league.
  • Berserk Button: Everything related to the Dungeons & Dragons movie and Courtney Solomon.
    "Michael Bay, you are scum! SCUUUUUM!"
  • Characterization Marches On: Compairing him with his first appearance in the second episode, Nerlinger gradually became more energetic and showed a wider range of emotions compared to the other characters in the show.
  • Last-Name Basis: You don't find out his full name until nearly 100 episodes in.
    • Overly Long Name: (Borderline example) Eustace Xavier Aloysius Nerdlinger the third.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Beige backwards cap, taped glasses, turquoise button-up polo over a white long sleeved top, and black tie.
  • Lovable Coward: It causes him no end of grief, since being the resident expository nerd makes him ERod's go-to guy for information on many franchises, including horror franchises, so he gets constantly exposed to scary stuff. Just as much as he knows about characters like the Terminator and the Predator, he can't see their movies without being on the verge of a horror-induced fainting spell.
  • Manchild: For Gulliver's Travels, he's shown playing with his action figures and Lupa (BtVS's Willow doll) is the ultimate hero.
  • Mister Exposition: When ERod needs to explain details about a movie's background or the plot of previous movies, he often calls on Nerdlinger to do the honors.
  • Nerd: He's an interesting subversion in that the other characters in the show do not put him down for being a nerd. ERod himself actually calls on him to explain nerdy or fan-specific information, so he's also the show's resident smart guy.
  • Put on a Bus: E-Rod has announced that he will no longer play the character in the rebooted Blockbuster Buster series.
  • The Smart Guy

Oscar Gutierrez/El Lover (played by Eric Rodriguez)

  • Bilingual Bonus: In the Mummy 3 and Terminator 3, an annoyed El Lover turns out to be quite the potty mouth.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "'Sup Pendejos! I'm El Lover. You want to know about (the movie), I tell YOU about (the movie)"
    • Mira papi...
    • Mira, hijo de tu madre...
    • Mira, coño de tu madre...
  • Chivalrous Pervert: From the Resident Evil: Apocalypse Review:
    El Lover: Milla, Milla Yoyovitch, *pointing to lap* I got a big gun for you right here that you can borrow, baby. No, seriously, *lifts a large firearm into frame* I mean you can borrow this; I don't want to see you get hurt.
  • Dashing Hispanic:
    El Lover: Sorry papi, El Lover’s a lover not a fighter. And how I love to kick ass!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He often gives compliments for the female characters during his prequel recaps, and his occassional review.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Obviously.
    • Also mixed with Verbal Tic, since the words he uses the most are "Mira, papi" ("Look, daddy"), "Mamacitas" ("chicks" or "babes"), "Pendejos", "... and shit" after some sentences.
  • Latin Lover: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Limited Wardrobe: All black: tuque, goggles, sunglasses, hoodie over a turquoise shirt, fingerless gloves and jeans.
  • Only Sane Man: From all the other characters, El Lover is the one who has handled Insane!ERod three times.
  • Put on a Bus: E-Rod has announced that he will no longer play the character in the rebooted Blockbuster Buster series.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He is mostly seen with a Coca Cola bottle.
    "Now cue me while I sip on some soda. Daaaamn, that's some good soda, bitch."

Frederic Lombardo/Fedora Freddy (played by Eric Rodriguez)

  • The Ace: In a twisted sort of way. Fedora Freddy is an idea guy for movie executives looking to create crap movies that still make buttloads of money. Fedora Freddy basically fast-talks horrible plots into existence... and the movies make buttloads of money.
  • Alliterative Name: Though, as revealed in his Secret Origins video, it isn't his real name.
  • All There in the Manual: His real name (Frederic Lombardo) was revealed by ERod in the Secret Origins videos. It has yet to be used in his actual appearances.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite his . . . interesting decisions for other moviesnote  even he thinks that giving Jonah Hex superpowers is a bad idea.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Fedora, brown vest, white button-up shirt, and red tie.
  • Motor Mouth: Lampshaded:
    El Lover: But, just in case you missed what happened at the end of the last movie, because Fedora Freddy talks too fast, El Lover is going to tell you what went down.
  • Nice Hat
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to ERod as "Mr E".
  • Odd Friendship: Considering he is specialized in doing all those crappy decisions that piss off ERod, his friendship with him definitely fits this trope.
  • Put on a Bus: E-Rod has announced that he will no longer play the character in the rebooted Blockbuster Buster series.

SHE-Rod (played by Marsha Kent)


  • Benevolent A.I.: He is more logical and patient than his boss.
  • Cassandra Truth: JARVIS has warned ERod not to review a highly awful movie that was already reviewed by other producers, which ERod still does. It ended up as expected...
  • The Comically Serious: Whenever ERod wants to do something impulsive, he retorts with honest advice.
    "Seems like an unworthy cause, sir."
  • Expy: He verbally acknowleges that he is this, since ERod's powers can recreate elements from other movies.
  • Mr. Exposition: He is the one in charge of guiding ERod after he looses his memory.


Evil-E / Lazarus Dark (played by Eric Rodriguez)

The Hooded Man / Darth Lucas (played by Joshua Bradt)

The Demon Danapholi (played by Lexa Loren Payne)

Dr. Nemesis / Panda Bear (played by Paul Seetachitt)

Stephenie Meyer (Played by Katie Harbin)

Una St.James / The original Blockbuster Buster



Jeannie the Genie (played by Marsha Kent)

The Guardian Lorelei, Patron Saint of Fandom (played by Denise Mendez-Smith)


The show's title card artist. You should remind she likes kittens and puppies. You can see the title cards in her deviantart account

Dr. Julian Affect

The show's special effects guy, who is a gadget inventor.

Nurse Justine Cause

Dr. Affect's sassy, albeit silent, assistant.
  • Buxom Is Better
  • The Faceless: Most commonly seen with her head cut off by the top of the image, though she sometimes uses masks and such.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Perky Goth: Nurse Cause dresses in Goth fashion and has a pink bedroom with Hello Kitty furniture.
  • Punny Name: Cause and Affect
  • Sassy Secretary: Even thought she never talks, Nurse Cause has this interaction with Dr. Affect: Gets annoyed by him giving her orders, beat him up with a plutonium piece because her Eye Candy was cut off, and flirts with ERod every time she's near the video-call.
  • The Voiceless: Limited to physical gestures.
    • Suddenly Voiced: She speaks for the first time in the Justice League top ten list.
    • Silent Bob / The Quiet One: She can speak, but only does so when necessary. She has found other ways of communication.



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