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Shockingly NOT related to David Hayter, believe it or not.

Noah Antwiler is an Illinois (formerly Arizona) based actor, comedian, writer and host of his award winning Video Review Show, The Spoony Experiment. Aside from The Spoony Experiment, Antwiler also hosts Counter Monkey, a series in which he recounts various stories from his Tabletop Game days & offers various insights into the mindset of both the players & the GMs; and has appeared in all the various anniversary specials of That Guy with the Glasses before he left in Summer 2012.

Works featuring Noah Antwiler:

Tropes about his work:

  • Arch-Enemy: Dixie Carter. And he's not an Unknown Rival, either, as she's shot back.
  • Creator Breakdown: Sadly, and repeatedly. He had undiagnosed Bipolar II for years. Everyone thought that he just had depression and was put on antidepressants. He still seems to suffer from bouts of depression likely caused by that, which can turn him into a royal jackass even off-camera. To his credit, he admits that this is no excuse and tries to make up for it whenever possible.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Raw Bell Peppers. During his Hell's Kitchen: The Game review, he took a bite into one, and the outtake after the credits show him trying to keep it down, even after he spit it out.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Numerous in-character examples, but many of the fans who talk about how sexy he is are men.
  • Fandom Heresy: He's a huge wrestling fan, and often comes across as a stereotypical Smark, but he has expressed opinions that fly in the face of the IWC on Wrestle! Wrestle!, e.g. enjoying Michael Cole's run as a heel commentator or considering John Cena a competent performer who's capable of decent matches (just not with Randy Orton).
  • Heroes Love Dogs: As seen in this video, he very much wants a dog (about 18 minutes in).
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the second part of his Transformers review with his brother (not as Spoony, though), there comes this gem of a line:
    Noah/Spoony: Who the fuck has movie posters on their walls, really.
    • Hint: they're sitting in front of movie posters.
    • In fact, Noah has so many movie posters that nearly all his reviews have appropriate posters for that review in the background.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I. Has stated he rarely drinks, but this seems no longer to be the case as he seems to drink fairly regularly now.
  • It Will Never Catch On: When Wrestle! Wrestle! was still running (in 2010) he made it very clear that he didn't think Daniel Bryan would ever amount to anything. However, he's willing to admit he was wrong.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Noah has a good range for impersonations, his Christopher Walken is incredible, and he does a damn good Hulk Hogan Hoakogan, Ultimate Warrior, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: He's a humble guy who only gets angry when people insult his friends and thanks his fans whenever he can.
    • He's also aware how difficult it is for his fans to notice if he's in character as he doesn't really have one.
    • Probably the best example of this is to watch Spooning with Spoony 2 (the aftermath of Spoony date raping a traumatized Critic and an angry Angry Joe), and then watch the bloopers (three friends cocking about and trying desperately to get through the scene without laughing).
    • In his crossover with Diamanda Hagan for Sting: Moment of Truth, he says to her, "Ugly blonde dyke, suck my dick". According to Hagan, Noah was very reluctant to say this and had to be talked into it.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: His brother Miles is reportedly much different from Noah.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between him and his brother, Miles, he's definitely the red one: loud, boisterous, and a lover of the spotlight. Miles is quiet, probably more responsible, and the voice of reason.
  • Schedule Slip: Noah's myriad health issues and personal problems tend to get in the way, so much so that he doesn't even bother creating a tentative schedule for his videos any more.
  • Shout-Out: Tons, both to pop culture and other Channel Awesome personalities.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Would go gay for David Wenham's voice.
  • Talking to Himself: Besides the basic 'exaggerated snarker persona' he puts on as "The Spoony One", Noah portrays a number of different characters on the show, some one-off and some recurring:
  • What Could Have Been: In 2014, Noah made an announcement that he would be in active pre-production on a movie once Patreon pledges reached that goal. Three years have passed and nothing has been heard on such a project ever since.


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