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  • The "Dick The Birthday Boy" t-shirt from the Halloween/Rich's Birthday episode. And the episode as a whole.
  • The Corpsing over Santa Claus (1959).
  • Jay and Jack have a conversation with Len Kabasinski and say that, despite them ripping on the films he made, they respect him as a filmmaker since he actually created something, which gives him a one up on critics that just talk about movies but never did anything.
    • Len Kabasinski in general. He's a Nice Guy who loves making movies. He's even a good sport about all of the criticism, and he often takes time to respond to comments on Best of The Worst videos that feature him or his movies.
    • In one show, Len pretends to leave the set in a huff because the crew made fun of people with long hair. Rich notes that they completely trashed his films, but it was hair that pressed his Berserk Button. (Naturally, Len was back in the next shot, since it was just him pretending to be upset.)
  • Mike defends the 1997 computer animated adaption of a man's own sci-fi stories, Tales from Genesis Space, and proposes that perhaps the guy works for Pixar now. It could have been Mike being deadpan as usual but he does lead the rally that they should not destroy the tape since it was someone's honest passion project and it could be one of a kind. Of course, it helped that Ready for Take Off was far more deserving of destruction.
    • The real A.A. Roberts appeared in the comments and stated he enjoyed the riffing on his project - and he's still working on sci-fi art, in new mediums, no less (i.e. sculpture).
  • The group deciding that Thunderpants was actually a good film, and calling it too well-made and entertaining to be considered bad.
  • The group has a similar reaction to Xtro as they notice that movie is genuinely creepy and compelling.
  • Jay remarking that even though he doesn't think it's that good of a film, he still finds a certain charm to Robot Jox because it's obvious the filmmakers did the best they could with what they had and actually tried to make a good movie.
  • The crew save "How to Spot Counterfeit Beanie Babies" from destruction as they appreciate that the tape was actually trying to help people (i.e. stop them from wasting money on fake collectables) and that is wasn't just a cynical cash-in like most of the tapes they watch.
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  • When Rich Evans has to explain Mad Foxes to the group, he takes another dosage of Tums. Everyone laughs, with Mike expressing joking concern about the amount of calcium-carbonate Rich is eating. Rich Evans then takes yet another dosage and, in a rare case of showing genuine concern, Mike seems actually worried Rich Evans is taking too many Tums. The change in his voice is certainly very noticeable.
    Mike: "No, don't eat more Tums! You're going to make yourself sick!"
  • Surviving Edged Weapons, which they all agree is the greatest video ever shown on BotW (and possibly the greatest they've ever seen, period), singlehandedly inspires the guys to create a Hall of Fame to commemorate the occasion. The shelf consists of a lone VHS cassette and a portrait of boozy cinematic grandpa Cameron Mitchell.note 
    • Even after the discussion, Jay makes sure to still give Top Slots — Spotting the Best its due for making him laugh so hard he teared up, and they all agree that, under normal circumstances, it surely would've made the top spot.
  • During their discussion of Karate Cop they mention how awful all the actors are, and it gets exacerbated when the lead acts against David Carradine. It shows that despite their constant jokes about him, they do recognize that he had skill as an actor.
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  • When the time comes to actually do the discussion in "Plinketto #7", the others abruptly realize they never actually properly introduced Macaulay Culkin, who doesn't actually mind, since it's "refreshing".
  • The Running Gag of Plinketto #4 was that Jack kept getting teased with possibility of finally dropping the ball, only for it to be taken away from him. The final drop of Plinketto #5 sees Jay give the ball to Jack, and assure him that there's no jokes at play, he is in fact going to drop the ball. And then the ball lands on Princess Warrior, much to everyone else's annoyance.
  • Macaulay Culkin seems to have a found a home with a crew, having appeared in five videos since his cameo in the Max Landis episode.
    Youtube Comment: macaulay culkin being on this show and just hanging out and genuinely having fun after all the shit he went through when he was little gives me much joy.
  • When they get to Ben & Arthur, they still make their usual jokes but also point out how the movie is more remarkable than the standard low-budget bad indie movie fare. In the sense that while other films like The Room are clear cut Vanity Projects created to feed egos, Ben & Arthur they see as a movie coming from a real place with a real message from someone who feels genuinely strongly about the issues discussed. And while pointing out the various filmmaking goofs that Sam Mraovich made that anybody should've been able to avoid, they compliment him for clearly trying and also for having a sense of humor about the film's infamy years later.

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