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  • Why does he feel the need to give writers "running scores"? Is he gonna do anything with them by the end of the season? .... are the writers his personal friends?
    • He believes that keeping a running score of each of the writers reflect their overall quality.
    • The answer to both the above questions is that Mr. Enter considers the writers mostly responsible for whether or not an animated episode or movie succeeds. This is not an unreasonable way to approach animated episodes, as writers often get lost in discussing creators or producers (Like so many people made a huge fuss about Lauren Faust leaving MLP where a comparatively fewer fans cared about M. A. Larson leaving (albeit, temporarily) despite the latter contributing far more to the show).
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    • That, and he's a freelance writer himself.
    • One problem fellas, that is an unreasonable approach. The fact is that both directors and producers have more creative control than writers, and above them are executives.
    • Because an episode of TV, or a movie, or a book can only be as good as the writers make them, so including the writers in the score is fair game.
  • Why does Mr. Enter think that Squidward reading Spongebob's diary in front of the Krusty Krab make him irredeemable? That...honestly is one of the LEAST offensive things ever seen in bad Spongebob episodes, and even than, it was just one episode of Squidward being a dick.
    • It's not. What Mr. enter thinks is irredeemable is the fact that Squidward not only never shows remorse but at the end, actually says that the torture he suffers is worth it. The fact that Squidward could deal with losing his house, his dignity, and even his friendships, if it means that Spongebob gets to suffer.
  • So, Mr. Enter hates the Spongebob episode Demolition Doofus for including a semi-main character trying to kill someone in what is essentially a kid's show...but what about Courage the Cowardly Dog? You know, the cartoon where one of the more major villains was a zombie director who was pretty much stated to have made Snuff Films most of his life?! It's a good show mind you, It doesn't make sense how Mr. Enter thinks a kids show that has a character trying to kill one is wrong but yet at the same time ignore another kids show that features a serial killer who made snuff films.
    • It might have something to do with Consistency. Courage was designed to push the envelope in horror in kid's shows from the get go. Spongebob in contrast had to get to severe Seasonal Rot to get to what it is at the time "Demolition Doofus" was written. There's also the fact that the director zombie was clearly a villain, while Spongebob's cast may as well be Flanderized into Designated Heroes and Designated Villains at this point.
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    • It really has something more to do with Flanderization. Yes, Mrs. Puff is annoyed of Spongebob's incorrigible behavior and inability to drive a boat, but intentionally trying to kill him was way out of character for her. It makes her just as bad (if not even worse than) as Mr. Krabs. Courage the Cowardly Dog, on the other hand, is a horror show that's pretty much expected for homicide. Keep in mind that the episode "Ball of Revenge" was on Mr. Enter's Animated Atrocities videos as well.
    • Maybe it's more about the fact that Mrs. Puff is meant to be a sympathetic character, whereas the zombie director was a villain.
    • The shows are entirely different in both setups and characters. Courage is set in a Crapsack World, where horror things rule the landscape and you're expecting terrible things to happen. Spongebob is a Slice of Life comedy that's meant for an entirely different audience that Courage. On top of that, it adds to the ongoing problem of the flanderization of the cast of characters. Courage never had that problem unless an episode was just bad.
  • In Teen Titans Go episode, "Staring at the Future", why was Mr. Enter upset that Nightwing (future Robin) settles down with Batgirl instead of Starfire? Didn't he say he didn't care much about romance/shipping? And in some incarnations Robin and Batgirl really did get together, anyhow.
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    • Because it could be seen as a Take That!.
    • Probably because Batgirl wasn't even in the original show.
    • Well, the main selling point of Teen Titans was the Will They or Won't They? tension about the romance of Robin and Starfire. By not having them together in the future, it's like saying "Welp, we know this pairing is popular and is the most beloved romance in a superhero cartoon, but who cares? We want to piss off the fans as much as possible!". I'm not a big shipper either, but it can be seen why that could be seen as a Take That!.
    • Not anyone's a RobStar fan. Nothing against (2003)Starfire, some people just like RobRav more (blame season 4). In "Staring at the future", however, there's an expectation that RobStar to be hitched, but it was neutral with the Robin/Batgirl thing. It can be understand why RobStar fans were ticked off about it, but to asked to develop an understanding, why non RobStar fans (or, non-shipping fans in general) were offended by this? Why is it a Take That! for them? Is it the principle?
    • Because it's a slap to original series fans more than it is a joke, but also because it's not a good joke. For one, it comes to early in the series and the only people who'd get it are people who'd seen the original series, especially since the Trouble in Tokyo movie confirmed their couple status after 5 seasons of Ship Tease.
    • But if Mr. Enter doesn't care about shipping, why would he care about the romance between Robin and Starfire? It'd probably just be easier to say that Mr. Enter's kind of a hypocrite and leave it at that.
  • In his Top 25 Most Disturbing Episodes in Kids Cartoons list, he stated that House Fancy type episodes where the episode was mostly okay with one disturbing moment coming out of nowhere did not count. However, in a later Tumblr post, he listed a few of those types of episodes and Teeth for Two was one of them, which also made it onto his Most Disturbing Episodes list. Wouldn't that mean Teeth for Two wouldn't qualify?
    • Because everything a critic says is carved in stone and they can never change their mind later.
    • That particular moment was just so disturbing that it managed to qualify regardless. Though there are other things rather disturbing about the episode, such as Dog, clearly and selfishly not caring that his actions are causing Cat pain and refusing to do something as simple as brushing his teeth, or the part where Cat and Dog start brutally mutilating each other's teeth in increasingly cringe-worthy ways....
  • Why does Mr. Enter loathe Putting your Hoof Down, yet he is able to enjoy The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well and Ponyville Confidential (The former has Fluttershy being a prick to everyone, yet the latter two has the Mane 5 and the rest of Ponyville being hypocritical assholes in their punishments respectively)? Seeing how he shows distain for nice people suddenly acting like assholes.
    • Objectively, The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well received a bad score, so it's not like it's given a complete pass. It also had Rainbow Dash acting like an arrogant prick for a good chunk of the episode; there was probably a bit of catharsis involved in seeing her get knocked down a peg, even if the methods weren't ideal. In the case of Ponyville Confidential it might have to do with who's depicted as being in the wrong; Putting your Hoof Down had his favorite pony acting needlessly cruel to her own friends, and the blame is put on someone who was just doing his job. In Ponyville Confidential, not only did the CMC realize what they were doing early on and only kept going because Diamond Tiara blackmailed them, but in their last article they also called out the townsponies for enjoying the stories that weren't about themselves when they hated the ones that were, saying it was part of the reason they kept going. In the end, Diamond Tiara got her comeuppance and the CMC were forgiven.
    • Simple. The Mysterious Mare Do Well was so criticized by other reviewers, he came in with extremely low expectations for the episode, and the episode wasn't as terrible as the reviews made it out to be. It's not as if he liked it, he just said he didn't hate it. In the commentary for Putting Your Hoof Down, he said what truly bugs him is Rarity and Pinkie coming back so quickly after such a strong insult. As for Ponyville Confidential, no one was acting as a jerk without a reason. Gossip about someone = negative reaction from them. He also didn't consider it excessive.
    • It's possible he never noticed the contradiction.
  • He told Bubsy to not remind him of the new MLP because of... an egghead joke? Can someone tell if that was actually a thing in MLP? Beyond that, though, why would he reference something from about 15 years after Bubsy? Pertty sure Sonic called Dr. Eggman an egghead at some point. Wouldn't that have made more sense?
    • The main character of MLP FIM is a smart nerdy type who's frequently called "Egghead" by one of her friends known as Rainbow Dash. Hence why Mr. Enter referenced MLP when the word Egghead came up in Bubsy.
    • Also, in "Read It and Weep", Rainbow Dash doesn't want to show her adoration for Daring Do in fear of becoming an "egghead".
  • In his Ren Seeks Help review, he said that heinous 11 minute episode > no plot 22 > heinous 22. That would explain why he considered "SpongeBob You're Fired" worse than "A Pal for Gary" and "One Coarse Meal" worse on his initial worst list from 2013. But then he decided "One Coarse Meal" was his most hated episode again, as with "Pet Sitter Pat", both of which are heinous 11s while "SpongeBob You're Fired" was a no plot 22 (and one of his journals also implied that he found "A Pal for Gary" worse again). That kinda defies the logic he implied before...
    • Those episodes are a special kind of heinous; let's call it "super heinous". An episode as godawful as One Coarse Meal goes way beyond the standard level of heinous, to the point where it'd be a sin to consider it entertaining in any form, even masochistically. Pet Sitter Pat and A Pal for Gary are also some of his least favorite episodes in the series, due to the sheer level of flanderization of the supposed protagonists of the show. He might have just been talking about the standard heinous 11s, like Squid's Visit, Restraining Spongebob, or even more major ones, like To Love a Patty..
  • What happened to his animated avatar?
    • For that matter, wouldn't it be kind of pointless to have an avatar who is hidden in shadows if one has shown up on camera on numerous occasions?
    • For one, it has since reappeared. Secondly, there are several reasons. To start, other Youtubers, like Joshscorcher, Silver Quill, and others, use animated avatars, usually related to what they generally analyze, despite showing up on camera many times. It gives them all their own unique look and feel when reviewing, and in the case of collabs and the like, opens up potential for cartoonish shenanigans and exaggerated expressions. Mr. Enter's avatar fits his name, looks seriously cool, and lets him do jokes like his Heat Ray in Norm of the North 2 better. Remember how he once threatened to stab a movie with a fork for messing with his beard? The new avatar can make that funnier by actually showing him doing that. Of course, this all ignores that he has had several moments where he calls himself ugly, so ultimately it might just be easier/more comfortable for him. Plus, it spares us the sights of bad animation and grossout moments when we only see the avatar, or he can use the avatar to cover particular spots for view comfort, like covering Spongebob's splinter when footage of it was used in a more recent review.
  • How come the Powerpuff Girls reboot made Mr. Enter want to stay away from the franchise altogether? It's understood why he hates the reboot, but how can it make him not want to watch the original?
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