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Tear Jerker / The Mysterious Mr. Enter

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Like The Nostalgia Critic, The Mysterious Mr. Enter has a great understanding of writing and critiquing, a skill with blasting the worst of the worst, and even a way with tugging at the heartstrings.

  • The video about his dog's death. From the way he talks about everything he did, to how much his condition slowly worsened, to how he describes the many painful feelings of absence and regret that come with what has happened. Completing the sadness is the way Mr. Enter's voice breaks when he concludes the video, and plays off with Eight Melodies, and the following quote.
    Don't cry that it's over, smile that it happened. — Dr. Seuss
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  • Several Admirable Animations episodes chronicle well-done, meaningful Tear Jerkers, such as "Jurassic Bark", "Last of the Starmakers", "How Long is Forever", "Helga on the Couch", and "A Kind Momodo, Kolulu".
  • Also the end of his review on "It's a Wishful Life" saying how depressing it is. Worse, it has "Viva La Vida" as credits music.
  • Also, the end of his original "Putting Your Hoof Down" review where he almost goes into a Despair Event Horizon explaining how much he hates the episode, even adding the infamous Dead Island trailer music, and in the credits adding a photograph of Fluttershy with "Always stay kind" written on it torn in half.
    Onscreen Text: D-do you hate her?
    Mr Enter: I can't, but now I guess I have an understanding if you choose to.
  • He's since made it a tradition to add tearjerking music every time he gives an MLP episode a zero star rating, which as of this writing happened to only one other episode.
    • The reverse was true when he reviewed "Twilight's Kingdom", where he didn't even use the points system, and gave it a perfect rating, using the music from Last of the Starmakers at the very end.
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  • In his "Top Ten Patrick's a Prick Episodes", Patrick's line in the #1 pick, "The Card" about how he deliberately acted stupid, prompts Mr. Enter to, with utter appall, consider Patrick a sociopath who knows full well how destructive his moronic antics are and doesn't care. In the resulting "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he reveals that his beloved dog was named "Patrick" after him. When he reaches that point, he ends up at a loss for words, and simply decides to wrap up the review. The usual ending note says that the next video will be "something light" to recuperate and reiterates how much the video hit home for him. But it's perhaps The Stinger that really makes it clear how utterly derailed Patrick was in that episode.
  • A minor one, but in the video of "Shorty McShorts' Shorts", he expresses his disappointment about how two of the shorts (Too Many Robots and Flip-Flopped) were executed terribly, despite their concepts being sound. He caps it off by uttering a well-known phrase:
    Mr Enter: Nothing is sadder than wasted potential.
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  • In his Breadwinners review, his lament over how far Nick has fallen from the classic shows he loved is very somber and depressing.
  • Mr. Enter's breakdown from the ocean of puke in his Mega Babies review. It seemed like he wasn't acting, but was genuinely scarred by the scene. It was, however, followed by a Moment of Awesome, when the Crazy Old Man encouraged him to continue the review and fight for what he believes in.
  • His review of "Ren Seeks Help" qualifies, with him saying that unlike "A Pal for Gary" or other episodes, he felt destroyed after watching it and says it has the power to change you.
  • The "When He Loved Me" sequence from his "To Love a Patty" reviewnote , in which he plays the aforementioned song during a montage of scenes from "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve" intercut with the part in "To Love a Patty" where Spongebob kills a bunch of scallops. Afterwards, he notes that the scene is still horrifying even if none of those scallops was Junior.
  • His Troll review comes across as this when one considers that everything he has said has actually happened and that people continuously ignore or justify the "trolling" that leads to people's lives being destroyed. It gets even worse when one reads the comments on the video.
    Mr. Enter: This behavior, has made me feel sorrow, and sympathy for people I don't agree with on any points. People I personally don't even like. People I'd never want to meet in my life.
    • Later...
    Mr. Enter: This, mentality, will not be tolerated here. These people, this is one of the worst mentalities, I have ever seen in my life. One of the most, destructive, mentalities I have ever seen in my life. This isn't about limiting an art. This is about, willingly, hurting, other people because you think it's funny. Willingly, looking past the harm towards other human beings. People with lives, and families, just because, you think it's funny, or, you think they deserve it, or whatever. No one, deserves the shit that I have seen, no one does.
  • Meta example: His YouTube account was terminated due to numerous copyright claims, but he's thankfully not dead yet..
    • Thankfully, his account did get restored, although he confirmed he was a bit paranoid after what happened. Considering what Viacom did, this is understandable.
  • His response to fans asking him to do review Where the Dead Go to Dienote . Suffice to say, it really broke him, considering it so bad that he had to do a vlog showing his face again to state the reason why.
  • While tackling The Problem Solverz, John actually contracts myopia, or nearsightedness, from watching it. Throughout the episode, you can hear John wailing in pain at the seizure-inducing visuals. This means he's gained a physical disability in trying to review it. Now, as seen in his vlogs, he is forced to wear glasses just to see.
    • Made worse when he says this;
    "You wanna know how bad this is? I sat through Electric Soldier Porygon which contrary to popular belief, has flashing lights everywhere, and got through it with no issue."
    • Think about it: An anime episode that was banned from airing because of hundreds of seizures, he got through unharmed. But The Problem Solverz gave him nearsightedness. He now has grounds to sue, actually.
  • You can tell he's had a hard life just from his dead serious rage at seeing abuse trivialized on screen, and he gets particularly angry whenever he sees Abusive Parents or families, especially when episodes like Seahorse Seashell Party try to justify it. One particularly sad example of this is his Chicken Little review, in which he spends a lot of time raging at Buck for being a horrible father. In his commentary video, he says Buck would have been an improvement compared to his actual parent.
    • And then there's the story from when he was younger, when he tried to tell an adult that he was being bullied. Not only did the bullies attack Mr. Enter with pepper spray for doing so, the adults he tried to tell about the incident didn't believe him. It's the reason he doesn't like the moral of "One Bad Apple" (which not only gives the message that telling an adult is the end-all be-all solution to bullying, but retaliating against a bully makes you a bully).
    • This culminates in his essay "Today I Learned that Pluto is a Planet", where after a few years of hinting, he finally tells all about his Dark and Troubled Past and how his parents and school system failed him for being a square peg in their round hole. Of particular note is the story where said parents confronted him about his bad grades when he was in 4th grade. Rather than try to understand his issues like Good Parents would, they forced him to put all the blame on himself by intimidating him to the point of tears and taking his dinner away until flies got at it three hours later.
  • His "Further Thoughts on Peter-assment" video is an absolutely harrowing exposé on the damage that The Unfair Sex Double Standard has resulted in, such as how female-on-male rape was not legally recognized as rape until recently, resulting in cases of rapist women carrying a Child by Rape to term and legally forcing her victim to pay child support or be seen as a deadbeat dad. To say nothing of men being accused of pedophilia for coming to the aid of a child in need, which resulted in children dying because people were afraid to help them.
  • Similarly, his "Further Thoughts on Homer Badman" has him explaining his feelings toward the possibility of either being raped by a woman or being falsely accused of rape, and discusses the hypothetical but all too realistic problems that would arise for him in this situations. In the former case, if his rapist becomes pregnant, he would be desperately trying to fight for full custody of the child, not wanting the child to be raised by a rapist—noting exactly how hard this would be because he would be forced to explain how his career is "yelling at Spongebob for a living" and the fact that even if he did get full custody, he'd still be struggling as a fairly young single parent. And even if the rape doesn't result in pregnancy, he notes he would be treated as a joke for being raped by a woman. If he's falsely accused of rape? He describes a scenario wherein his channel is suspended, he's in very real danger of going to jail, will likely be registered as a sex offender for it, everything he's ever said would be used as evidence to further incriminate him, he's sure he'd end up wanting to kill himself and there would likely be people who genuinely want him to do it. If he manages to win his case and escape without punishment? Very few people would believe he's innocent, instead it would result in people insisting that the justice system has "failed the victim" and he'll be seen as a monster no matter what. His conclusion is ultimately that he'd rather be raped than falsely accused of rape, for the simple reason that...
    "I'd rather be seen as a joke than a monster."
  • In his "Top 11 Worst Episodes" list from 2013, he gives a shout out to Eddsworld by comparing it positively to the failed animated version of Ctrl+Alt+Del; after the shout out, he says: "And may [Edd Gould] rest in peace."
  • From watching his review of "Testing Testing, 1, 2, 3", his Reality Ensues moment about how Twilight's original method of educating Rainbow Dash being the only accepted method of teaching students and how the school system is terrible can bring forth many bad memories, especially Mr Enter having had terrible school experiences too (and says the school system only works with Twilight's method of studying and it fails you by design if you don't adhere to that one method).
    Mr. Enter: You know, if they worked in an American school and Twilight's study method didn't work for you, they'd shove it down your throat even harder. And if that didn't work, they'd blame you for failing their tests and probably hold you back until you accepted Twilight's method of teaching. If it never did, then congratulations, your future is ruined because you didn't fit the conventional mold. And if you did resonate with Twilight's method of teaching, they would artificially hold you back while shoving it down the throats of those that didn't resonate with it. And then they would put Pinkie Pie on ADHD medication.
  • In the credits for his review of The Telescope, he fears that he and Bojack are Not So Different, and he'll probably go down the same path.
  • In his review of Little Clowns of Happytown, he snaps when the mother of a handicapped child being concerned for them is portrayed as a bad thing. His subsequent speech makes it clear that it hit a little too Close to Home for him.
    • To a lesser extent, his ranting against the Mothers in the Totally Spies! episode Totally Busted! for being neglectful enough to buy the still-teenage girls their own house and tour Europe for a year, leaving their daughters with no parental supervision but still expecting their daughters to follow everything they say. One can feel it hit Close to Home for him.
  • In the "One of the Boys" review, it's clear that he hates the contrast between Luna (one of his favorites on the show) and Luke and Leni (who he describes as one of the nicest characters and having a heart of gold) and Loni; clearly sibling bullying hits Close to Home.
  • His video We Need to Talk is a heartfelt video involving Mr Enter calmly talking about his feelings about his career. It tends to get rather depressing, if not outright sobering at some points.
  • Mr. Enter sounding almost on the verge of tears at the end of his The Emoji Movie review. It is also important to note that sad piano music (specifically the Agniratha [Night] theme) starts playing in the background around the 40:30 mark.
    Mr. Enter: Normally I don’t like to review lowest common denominator mockbusters that aren’t worth my time, but The Emoji Movie deserves livid infamy. I want Sony to remember this for a long time to come. I want them to hold it up as warning to their future creative decisions. To let it be a guiding light in the correct direction. I never want Sony, or any other studio, to do something like this ever again. And I am sure that most people are on the same page. And you don’t give that, by giving the Emoji Movie a pass as being not that bad. It is a tedious, slow, insulting, cliched, awful, insidious, piece of shit that should have never been made. And I have absolutely no reservations and no hesitation in saying that it is the worst animated film that I have ever seen.


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