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  • With all the horrible truths revealed about Channel Awesome, this video by Sad Panda has a nice moment in it. When CA tried to write him off as yet another Nostalgia Critic clone, he stood his ground and was himself.
  • The charity drives. Anything from the charity drive, cause they're so sweet!
  • The live December 5, 2009 donation drive video generated over 26 grand for charity.
    • With 3 grand coming from a single person. Angry Joe called him Jesus. His wallet died for our sins.
    • Joe's reactions to all the donations could qualify as this trope themselves, honestly.
      • The Live December 5th 2010 managed to break over 40 grand, complete with even more Joe blowing out everyone's speakers in gratitude.
      • They confirmed $50,000 for this year's total. They are encouraging everyone who donated to head to your local Ronald McDonald house, video yourself, and send it in, and they will include it.
      • In the Sum Up video, Doug is visibly moved by the generosity and just barely manages to contain his emotions on camera.
      • While we're on the subject of the 2010 Donation Drive... At one point during the live broadcast, a donating caller asked Spoony if he could mail him an autograph; Spoony, dog-tired and suffering from a raging headache (due to Joe's constant yelling) replied that if the caller wanted an autograph he could "go to the website and buy one". Afterwards (when he was in his right mind), he felt so bad about his Jerkass behavior that he contacted the man personally and apologized. And then sent him two autographed pictures for free.
      • At the end of the drive, the gang posed for a group picture. Right before the photo was snapped, Spoony (very) tiredly mumbled, "I love you Scarlett" to the camera...and Linkara immediately followed suit with "Love you, Liz." Awwww!
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  • The site's collective reaction to the gay marriage bill being passed in New York. They're all so happy!
  • The weather was problematic during the Suburban Knights shoot, so much so that Doug was seriously considering cancelling the shoot. The collective response from the cast and crew was "We're doing this." Later, during the wrap party, Doug thanked the lot of them because he couldn't have gotten through it without them.
    • Holly said on Twitter that while he was thanking her, she was trying her best not to cry. And you can also hear Doug himself just barely managing to keep his emotions under control.
  • You can only really know about it if you watch con videos, commentaries and behind the scenes stuff, but the people who talk to Doug the most (Lindsay, Noah, Lewis etc.) are really trying to get him out the habit of apologizing for everything.


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