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  • Abandoned Catchphrase: In later years, Snob's "If I wanted [X]..." catchphrase doesn't get used nearly as much as it was in early episodes, sometimes taking even several months between uses.
  • Accentuate the Negative:
    • Like most Caustic Critics. Often he mentions online how he likes some of the movies he's reviewed. Lampshaded at least twice, when he pointed out he legitimately likes at least two of the movies he's reviewed as the Snob (the first being Caligula, and the other being Pieces). He even appears out of character at the beginning of both reviews to say so.
    • His review of Violent Shit III opens with the Snob annoyed that Cowboys & Aliens had aliens, parodying an actual complaint from critics.
  • Accidental Innuendo:invoked In the review of If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?, pastor Estus Pirkle repeats "Will you come?" as an invitation for the viewer to accept Jesus. Naturally, Snob gets a lot of mileage out of this ("Oh, I've already come. Twice. I get off on uniforms."). It becomes a Running Gag throughout the other two Pirkle reviews (The Burning Hell and The Believer's Heaven), and even crops up in the DVD-R Hell episode on the Christian anti-rock-and-roll documentary Hell's Bells.
  • Accidental Misnaming: In the review of In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo, he subjects the title to this several times, leading to "In Search of the... Seven W's", "Wicker Bricker Weed Whacker", and "Wow Wow Weeble Wobble Bobble". He finally says it right in the very last scene.
  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: invoked The Snob caught plenty of it. It ranges from "biggest Fan Disservice possible" (E.T. the Porno, Beaver and Buttface) to "why are you selling this to kids" (Nukie, Fun In Balloon Land).
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
    • In his Video Violence 2 review, he can be seen chuckling at the joke "What's black and white and red all over, and can't get through a revolving door? A nun with a spear through her head!", though he tries to shrug it off shortly after.
    • He also admits that the line "My wife has a fever, if I wanted something hot I'd stay with her." from Island of Death made him chuckle.
    • Changes his opinion of Chatterbox in mid-sentence, realizing that it's the greatest movie title ever. He also finds the talk show host in the film funny, saying he'd rather watch him than the actual focus of the movie.
    • In his review of Nudist Colony of the Dead he admits the sing along is actually pretty catchy, and sings a brief verse.
    • Similarly, he said he actually liked the random song and dance number from Don't Open Till Christmas. The fact that the Don't Open Till Christmas song and dance number is performed by Caroline Munro certainly had nothing to do with it.
    • He has admitted when he thought some movies he reviewed actually had a good practical effect, like in Extra Terrestrial Visitors (aka Pod People) when the dead Evil Trumpy sank into the ground without a trace and The Terminator 1991 Remake in the scene where the Terminator repairs its eye.
    • In his review of The Human Sexipede he chuckles while retelling a joke, admitting that it was pretty funny and that the makers are obviously better at parody than Seltzer and Friedberg.
    • Sleepaway Camp 3: "Goddammit, Angela, stop beating people with sticks!" Brad finally gets his wish when she stuffs a lit firecracker in a victim's mouth.
    • The yellowfaceinvoked "Japanese Minister" of The Devil With Hitler. The corner of Brad's mouth twitches; he then storms into a bathroom to yell at the mirror.
      "Don't you laugh! Don't you laugh at this fucking movie!"
    • The only laughs to be found in Caddyshack II came from Chevy Chase, mainly ''because of the fact that his don't-give-a-shit attitude made it funnier.
    • In his review of E.T. XXX, he taunts the onscreen character of E.T. by saying: "Better hurry up, that ship looks impatient!" at which point the ship emits a car horn sound. Brad goes on to say: "Okay, that was actually kind of funny."
      ET: I'll be right here. [Points at Elly's crotch]
      Snob: Goddammit! You wait until the very end to finally get funny?!
    • In Fatal Games, the scene of the guy who looks like he's screwing his girlfriend, but is actually just doing push-ups. Brad actually cracks up after said girlfriend walks up to the guy and asks "How many is that?".
    • In his review of A Madea Christmas:
      • After only getting annoyed and such by the title character, he concedes that a scene involving Larry the Cable Guy was funny:
      Larry the Cable Guy: Did you hear the one about the two rabbis and the black dude?
      Madea: Did you hear the one about the stray bullet that killed the redneck for telling the story about the two rabbis and the black dude?
      Snob: Well, she said a funny line. FUCK!
      • To his disgust, he also laughed at the cancer joke and the KKK joke.
    • In the Mighty Muffin Pounder Rangers review, his reaction to Sack saying "We never reveal our secret color-coordinated identities", followed by a couple of shots of the five Color-Coded for Your Convenience as in the series.
    • In "Playmate of the Apes", he grudgingly admits that the Top Secret!-esque joke of the Oz Scarecrow's farewell being comedically shoehorned into the the goodbye scene is funny.
    • In Bushwhacked, the line "Everest? It was a bitch!" causes him to subvert his Running Gag of punctuating every bad joke with the "Bushwhacked!" stinger because he admits that it was one of the few good jokes.
    • Shows up rampantly in the Sex and the City 3 review, where he repeatedly points out that the Sex and the City porn parody he's watching is considerably more funny and accurate to the show than the two theatrical movies (which he also reviewed) are.
    • In The Bed Room, a porno spoof of The Room, he is amused by their spoof of the "I got the results of the test back" scene, where Lisa's mom has breast enhancements instead of breast cancer — which she demonstrates by lifting her top, to the embarrassment of Lisa.
  • Affectionate Parody:
    • His Cannibal Holocaust review is done in the narrative style of that movie.
    • The Spoony One, The Nostalgia Critic, and Linkara have done their own affectionate parodies of him.
    • The Snob character himself is also largely a parody of Roger Ebert, or more specifically Ebert's persona in the 70s and 80s; it's clear that Brad is annoyed toward the critic for being most responsible for burying some of his most beloved films from the seventies and eighties. The "affectionate" part becomes obvious whenever Brad talks about the man out of character (see how genuinely upset Brad is during his tribute to Roger Ebert episode Beyond the Valley of the Dolls).
  • Alter Kocker: Points this out in the Gag Dub of Dracula: The Dirty Old Man. After that, somebody dubs over him the same way.
  • Analogy Backfire:
    • "If I want to see a real Aliens rip-off then I will stick with Bruno Mattei's Terminator II, thank you very much. [beat] Wait a minute, no I won't!"
    • A running gag in Moment By Moment is the near identical hairstyles of John Travolta and Lily Tomlin causing the Snob to think they look like brother and sister. "Pfft! I only like incest when George Lucas does it. [beat] Wait—!"
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: Elves' sketch of a nubile, naked "Virgin of Christmas."
    "If she's a virgin, then I review good movies for a living."
  • Animation Age Ghetto: invoked After reviewing his first animated film Down and Dirty Duck, he refers to the X-rated, sex-filled movie as "extremely inappropriate for a children's cartoon".
  • Armoured Closet Gay: Jake's "bro" character in the Can't Stop the Music review. He tricks his friend into thinking that the film is a "man's movie", quells his fears that the main characters aren't manly enough, makes a point of noting how attractive the women are, and acts slightly flirtatious with his friend during the "milkshake" scene. At the end of the review he drops the "armored closet" bit and forces himself onto his friend.
  • invoked Archive Panic: On some occasions, when Snob is reviewing a franchise that hits a Crossover, he'll need to hastily review the films of the other franchise involved before he can properly review the crossover installment. When his reviews of the Friday the 13th series (with a new review occurring any time the titular date happened in real life) hit Freddy vs. Jason, he had to play catch-up with A Nightmare on Elm Street reviewing the 4th-7th installments back to back (he'd previously been reviewing the series only on Milestone Celebration years). And before he could review King Kong vs. Godzilla to tie in with Godzilla vs. Kong, he had to watch Godzilla Raids Again and King Kong earlier in the month.note 
  • Aroused by Their Voice:
    • In The Nostalgia Critic's "You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard" Christmas special, Brad would never have become the Cinema Snob if the Critic never existed. He instead becomes the world's greatest porn star.
      Brad: All you need is a penis the size of a lightsaber and the rest is done for you.
      Girl:note  Ahh! I just orgasmed at the sound of your voice.
      Brad: It's to be expected.
    • Lampshaded in the crossover with Linkara where they reviewed Bimbos B.C.:
      Brad: I can't die! My voice is too sexy!
    • His review of his own movie, The Cinema Snob Movie, shows that during the scene where Craig makes a speech about Salò, Candy (Sarah) made some... suggestive reactions to it.
      Snob: This isn't the first time my voice has given someone an orgasm, apparently.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
  • Artifact Title:
    • The concept of "The Cinema Snob" is a snobby movie critic reviewing shoddy exploitation movies. Most of the stuff Brad presents in his show falls under this genre, yet he has also reviewed films where your definition whether they really are exploitation movies is at least debatable; some of them are just random drama movies that failed at the box office and became forgotten or low-budget student films.note  And then by 2013-14 he decided to add "What the Fuck Hollywood", mainstream movies with A-list casts that fail spectacularly, to his catalogue. In earlier episodes, Snob even discussed having a rule about no reviewing films made after 1995,note  which he lifted it after deciding that Christian propaganda films gave him a new type of exploitation movies, although there are many post-1995 films he has reviewed that aren't Christian films. And then there's 2020 onwards, where he has reviewed prestigious classic films such as The Shining and the early James Bond films. (He at least lampshades the latter trend in the Shining review, stating that it took him up until then to realize that he can review a good movie.)
    • Even the "snob" part is sort of an artifact since he doesn't really act much like a snob anymore, his snark and grumpiness having become his more defining characteristics.
  • As Himself:
    • The Snob's jaw drops when Colonel Harland Sanders makes a cameo, as himself, in Hell's Bloody Devils. Which was apparently not that uncommon, back when Kentucky Fried Chicken would provide catering for movies that featured a bit of Product Placement in return. Blastoff Girls also features Col. Sanders, and Snob admits he chose the movie after searching for another one who featured him.
    • Donald Trump in Ghosts Can't Do It also baffles Snob.
  • Ass Shove: The Snob frequently references a fictional web series "Will It Fit?", where the host shoves more and more outlandish things up his ass.
  • As the Good Book Says...:
    • Parodied in his first part of the Caligula review.
    • In his Snob Riffs on "The Story of Jonah", when the narrator claims Jonah obeys all of God's laws, Brad adds, "Especially the one about not having sex with a woman during her period!" He then cites the verse of Leviticus where that's written.
    • If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? is named after a Bible quote. In response, Snob says His assessment for the Christploitation genre is summed up by John 11:35 ("Jesus wept").


  • Backhanded Compliment: 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 sports some familiar names in the trailers.
    "After I watched Gross Out, I wanted to hang myself. But if I had seen the trailer first, I simply would have slit my wrists!"
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • The Rape Squad review has Jillian say that it's Her 'Favorite romantical movie', and at first it sounds like they're discussing Rape Squad...then a moment later, The Snob says "Moment by Moment by John Travolta and Lily Tomlin is your favorite romance?", catching everybody off guard.
    • The next Valentine's Day, Snob says he's now doing a movie that received many requests since the previous year... Rape Squad 2. Cue him finding out the movie he's received is Moment by Moment.
    • One also comes up in the Snob's review of Hercules.
      Snob: And scenes like this are why the pause button exists. Look at that! That's not a real Hercules!
    • The Snob starts his Let There Be Light review describing the plot of the film, but while at the same time showing scenes of Jesus, Bro! before correcting himself, which is understandable given a lot of similarities plot-wise between both films.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • Brilliantly displayed in Beware! Children at Play:
      Snob: You know, the kids are evil, just fucking kill them!
      (Massacre of children begins as the Snob watches in horror)
      Snob: I...I wasn't serious about killing them!
    • And again in Mother's Day 2012:
      Addley: (throws down knife) Whoever kills the other first gets to live.
      Snob: I said shoot them! What you're doing now is way too dark!
  • Berserk Button:
    • Movies with No Budget in general, and movies that were shot on VHS or Betamax tape (which he calls "Shot on Shitteo") in particular.
    • Movies with about fifteen alternate titles.
    • The Day for Night special effect.
    • He also hates movies with abrupt endings.
    • He gets really mad if he winds up liking a movie when critical opinion says he should hate it (i.e. At Long Last Love). invoked
    • Animal abuse, be it sexual or filmed killing.
    • Green beans and pickles. The Snob really hates green beans and pickles (as Brad Jones does in real life). During his review of Home Sweet Home, when one character during a Thanksgiving dinner tells his daughter to have some peas, threatening not to let her have dessert if she doesn't eat any, the Snob (or possibly Brad himself) goes livid at this, recounting how he got sick as a child when his daycare forced him to eat green beans; and to show how sexy he finds Meg Foster in his Stepfather II review, he states that he could eat a jar of pickles for her.
    • Movies in long-running franchises that are just rehashes of the first film, to the extent where he's strongly defended several otherwise unpopular sequels — in particular Halloween III: Season of the Witch and A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge — simply for daring to try something different.
    • Movies that showcase Gratuitous Rape. He came dangerously close in going off the rails in his Silent Night, Deadly Night review.
    • Abuse towards children. Especially if it's sexual in nature.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved:
    • In his Island of Death review, he simply cannot get over the fact that "this movie has goat fucking!"
    • At the start of Caligula, he freaked out when the first shot had the title character running around with a herd of sheep. This trope was averted, however.
  • Better by a Different Name:
  • Better Than Canon: invoked The Snob is surprised that he finds Sex and the City 3 (which is actually a porno spoof and not the cancelled third film) better than the two previous canon films.
  • Big "WHAT?!":
    • Wait until he gets a load of Quint's replacement in Gums (the Jaws porn parody).
    • He also delivers a hell of a "....WHAT!?" at the abrupt ending of The Geek.
    • 24 minutes into Plutonium Baby, one of the male leads is attacked by Salacious Crumb. Then come the ninjas.
      invoked"Fucking WHAT?! I've seen movies where a sasquatch pops up just to buttfuck the lead actress and leave! And I'm still finding myself ask the question, 'Did I miss something?!'"
    • This was the tagline for In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo.
    • He does one hell of a Big "What the Fuck?!" when he discovers that Colonel Sanders made a cameo on Hell's Bloody Devils.
    • Snob lets out the mother of all WTFs in Going Bananas after finding out that the "monkey" of the film can talk.
  • Big "NO!":
    • The tagline for his review of Fun in Balloon Land. Given how creepy the movie is, it's not exactly unwarranted.
    • Snob's very first line in his review of Tugrats. Given that Tugrats is a porn parody of Rugrats, again, not exactly unwarranted.
  • Bilingual Bonus: At the beginning of his Beaver and Buttface review, the bad memories of E.T. The Porno prompt him to wake up shouting "Ich bin der Waffelautomat!" ("I am the wafflemaker/wafflemachine" in German). Doubles as a Continuity Nod to The Refrigerator, where that line originated.
  • Black Comedy: Quite common - Snob eats a baby in Antropophagous ("I think it's expired."), reacts to a corpse with an blasted chest with "Holy shit, the McRib is back! - but sometimes subverted. For instance, in Las Vegas Bloodbath, after a scene where a man kills a woman's unborn fetus, the Snob takes out a list of dead baby jokes, decides against telling them, and instead shows a clip of Jones' film Cheap.
  • Bond One-Liner:
    • The signature death in Cannibal Ferox. "It's one of the only times you can appropriately say, 'Get your meathooks off of her.'"
    • The Mutilator couldn't be bothered to come up with its own Bond One Liners, so the Snob is obliged to do it.
      "Say, officer, you look a little board."
    • Hack-O-Lantern: "Not all girls let you poker in the ass."
  • Brain Bleach: From his Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) review:
    Snob: Wasn't that something? It was a comedically-dubbed rape film. Holy shit! The bath I just took now needs to take a bath!
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs:
    • In the Pussy Talk review: "There are only a few reasons why three people would want to be alone together in the seventies: to have sex, to snort cocaine, or to have sex on a giant pile of cocaine."
    • His review of If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? opens with him debating whether to review an exploitation film or a religious film, before deciding on "both" in the form of the title subject.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of the Mommie Dearest review, Brad drops the Snob persona (simply by taking off his glasses and changing his voice) to talk about how well-produced the film actually is, how Faye Dunaway deserves far more credit for not just her performance as Joan Crawford over the years but her ability to portray the actress in several time periods and mental states, some scenes that capture the breakdown of Crawford as she was pushed away from Hollywood Royalty to a has-been, how media over the years blew "No wire hangers!" into a joke when it's actually disturbing in-context, and how he feels the Razzies were bullying the film because it was easy and what was expected at the time. Let it be known however that this isn't' the first time this has happened; Brad has done this in the past before, such as in his Beyond the Valley of the Dolls review and his Elsa Fraulein SS review.
  • Breathless Non Sequitur: What's more annoying than constant cutaways to past Sleepaway Camp sequels? Cutaways that make no sense!
    Snob: (wistful) You know, seeing this scene from when all the kids were sitting around a campfire reminds me of when I ate a baby.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In his review of Nightdreams, the Snob says "Sorry, 8-Bit Mickey" for not being able to show a porn scene featuring a strap-on made from the leg of a goat. Which harks back to the massive Suburban Knights crossover some weeks before, where the Nostalgia Critic convinces Ma-ti that Mickey has an incurable addiction to goat porn.
    • Brad pauses his review of Elves to answer the doorbell. In the following video, we discover that it was 80's Dan and Dolly.
    • During the review of Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws, he finds in a stack of DVDs one labelled Bruno Mattei's Terminator 2 and puts it in his jacket pocket for later. Weeks later, he finds it while going through his pockets and wonders how long that's been there.
    • The rifle fired by the Snob on X-mas of '12 is revisited in 80's Dan's accompanying video: It shatters the window and hits Jake. Everyone else laughs.
    • In the review of Moment By Moment, Snob makes the following clarification regarding the film's producer, Robert Stigwood:
      Snob: But this isn't "quality Stigwood" we're dealing with here, no; this is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Stigwood"!
    • Later, he would review the latter film as part of Musical March (In September), and switched the comparison.
      Snob: I'll tell you what went wrong! It wasn't "Saturday Night Fever Stigwood" that produced this; it was "Moment By Moment Stigwood"!
  • Broke the Rating Scale:
    • Much of the Cannibal Holocaust review is made up of Brad saying how uncomfortable he is doing a review of a movie that disturbing. Now think about some of the other movies he's done reviews for. Yeah...
    • Gross Out. Brad warns his viewers that the movie is beyond disgusting and says he understands if they turn it off after a few minutes.
  • Brownface: Italian-Irish actor Ray Sharkey playing Puerto Rican Angel Velasquez in Wired, complete with West Side Story accent. It leaves the Snob as puzzled as you'd expect.
  • Buffy Speak: Violent Shit III:
    "Bought a blood geyser, so goddammit, we're gonna geyse some fuckin' blood!"
  • By "No", I Mean "Yes": In reference to poor research on Pierre Kirby films:
    Snob: Of course I'm too much of a snob to admit I fucked up. [Beat] I fucked up.

  • Call-Back:
    • He starts the review of Sleepaway Camp IV by saying it's an incomplete movie. "Nothing bad can come out of this, right?" (cue screencap of the Grizzly II page on his website...)
    • His Silent Night, Deadly Night review in 2013 has him lampshade that a longrunner web series is bound to have some jokes recur. Snob then proceeds to walk out the front door, shoots Jerrid who seems to be ... mopping snow for some reason, goes back inside and shouts: "Call-Back!"
    • He opens his Foreskin Gump review noting he made a reference to the movie 2 years ago, and his set changed a lot ever since.
    • Whenever the reviewed movie has been on Midnight Screenings, there will be jokes Brad (and maybe the others) previously said while discussing the movie in the car.
  • The Cameo:
    • Plenty of them in the 100th episode review of Caligula. Ask That Guy shows up to explain the historical background to Caligula, Spoony, Angry Joe, LordKat, JewWario and Phelous all appear in Roman costume claiming to be Caligula, Linkara and Obscurus Lupa are confused by them, Film Brain gets cross that he didn't get to be Caligula because of The Queen's Latin, and all of Brad Jones' other characters also appear, including 80's Dan, who at the time didn't even exist yet!note 
    • Bennett the Sage appeared at the end of the Snob's next review of the German slasher film Violent Shit, also pretending to be Caligula, but he quickly became sad when he realized he missed his opportunity.
    • Ed Glaser made a guest appearance in a few episodes where Brad wanted info on Turkish movies. And in Heaven's Gate, he complains that he wanted to talk about "Turkish Heaven's Gate" while dressed as Turkish Rambo.
    • Allison Pregler laughs after Kung Tai Ted beats the Snob (as he had punched her in the face in their crossover) in Snob's review of Pieces, and her interpretation of Radu shows up in Karate Girl.
    • Linkara is called in Goldengirl to help Brad make a Doctor Who reference, and appears in the Framing Device of Silent Night Deadly Night (along with his Fat Grandma). He also appears, as "Actual Lee", in the Donald Tramp and Mighty Muffin Pounder Rangers reviews (the latter due to his History of Power Rangers series).
    • Film Brain appears in Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS to complain that Brad always wants to have him dressed as a Nazi, and appeared in a few later episodes as "Bastard Film Brain".
    • Brad himself makes a cameo in Nostalgia Critic's review of Jaws 3D to discuss Manimal, in Lupa's review of Shark Attack 3: Megalodon to ask why his theme song was playing, and in Todd in the Shadows' episode on "Kung Fu Fighting" to demonstrate how you go dance the kung fu.
    • Heaven's Gate warrants Yayo Guiterrez as producer "Steve Guttenstein", and Rob Walker as Christopher Walken.
  • Caption Humor:
    • Turkish E.T. ends with "I wonder who the real extraterrestrials are?"
    • He's foiled in Antropohagus, which supplies its own subtitles.
      Snob: "Pah!" (Bugger)
    • He inserted fake subtitles into Los Pornos Sin Son in hopes of a scene with Bart talking on the phone. ...Aha, perfect!
      "Hello, I'm looking for someone with the last name Hunt. First name Mike."
  • Carpet of Virility:
    • Type 1 on full display at the beginning of his Pieces review.
    • Jerrid has one as well, as seen at the post-credits blooper for the Nekromantic review.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Classy!"
    • "That's...better?"
    • "You should probably tell the cops!" or "That's illegal!"
    • "Fucking day for night!"
    • "You think I'm joking, don't you?"
    • "Really?!" In the Rape Squad review, Jillian becomes a Phrase Catcher for it.
    • "Boo! Zero stars!"
    • "God damn it, X!"
    • A scoff followed by "Fuck you!" or "The fuck?!"
    • A Big "WHAT?!" or "WHAT THE FUCK!". The latter is usually cut short when used at an intro.
    • "And then they bang. HARD."
    • When he's disappointed by a talented performer appearing in a piece of garbage: "You were in/on (much higher quality movie/show in which the person has appeared)!"
    • "I didn't edit that!"
  • Celebrity Endorsement:
    • A Blu-Ray edition of A Clockwork Orange has pride of place on Brad's mantle.
      Snob: Because when I watch near-future gang rape, [holds up BD] I need that shit in HD.
    • And, of course, Caligula.
      Brad: Look! Special three-disc edition that I can watch all the time! And special three-disc edition that I have not taken out of the packaging! Because I don't want dust touching my sleaze!
  • Censor Box:
    • In a PG-rated film, no less.
      Snob: Bless the seventies and eighties. "Our movie is PG! Bring the kids, we got titties and everything!"
    • Also the subject of a joke in his Bloodsucking Freaks review:
      Snob: I've had to use a lot of black boxes in this review, and at this point the people on screen look so embarrassed, I feel like I should add one more box just to be nice.
      (A censor box appears over the actress's face.)
    • Also also, the amount of blackboxes he has to use in his review of Caligula is insane, to the point where he says this:
      Snob: I'm just glad I'm watching a scene where I don't have to blackbox anything. Wellll...I guess I could put one in just for the hell of it.
      (Censor Box pops up, covering the actress's armpit.)
    • In E3: The Extra Testicle, the black box gets really confused when the characters jump cut away, and when it cuts to them, the black box is cheered up.
    • In The Geek II, he puts a black box over the woman's mouth, stating that it needs to be there cause it's dirty!
  • Child Hater: All the way back to some of his first episodes, he's hated on kids. He then directly said "I hate kids" at the start of the review of Beware! Children At Play! ("Oh, what? You're really surprised that the Cinema Snob doesn't like children? Am I really that big of a ball of sunshine? I'M GRUMPY!") But he didn't want the kids to actually be brutally murdered.
  • Christmas Episode: Up until 2015, it has been Don't Open Till Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, Elves, Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Brad then went a little bonkers with the Christmas episodes in 2015 with Saving Christmas, Ms. Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, The Star Wars Holiday Special, and Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker.
  • Clip Show: Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, aka the Greatest Hits version of Sleepaway Camp (the company producing the film went bankrupt mid-shooting, so the shooting was never finished; the release is the result of the existing footage being combined with material from the previous films). Rather than review clips he's already reviewed, Brad inserts past clips of himself talking for him.
    Snob: I think I'm running out of clips, too. So here's one of Lloyd.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
  • Comical Overreacting: Once in a rare while, Snob overreacts, but usually his mood is extreme annoyance.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Has spent so much of his life watching bottom-of-the-barrel films from The '70s, a so-called 'porno' from The '60s nearly puts him to sleep. (Dr. Sex)
  • Continuity Cavalcade: The 10th anniversary/400th episode special not only is a reminder of movies/episodes from each year of the Cinema Snob, but also shows all the opening sequences the show ever had. Even the one in the League of Super Critics, a channel the Snob has no good words to spare about.
  • Covers Always Lie: Played for Laughs when Snob complains that Soup for One doesn't feature the protagonist sailing in a river towards a city using a bed for a boat like the poster depicts (even though almost the exact same scenario plays out in the film, only the protagonist actually uses a boat there).
  • Crazy Enough to Work:
  • Creator Provincialism: As Brad lives in Springfield, Illinois, the Snob frequently mentions Illinois.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: invoked
    • While the movies the Snob reviews have always been pretty gory, squicky and/or just plain disturbing, the movies shown in 2012 have been far more so than previous entries. Brad actually lampshades this.
    • The Snob has, himself, fallen to this trope, becoming more cynical, crass and... well, snobbish as time goes on (and his YouTube restrictions are lifted). His sense of humor has become a lot more twisted, and the overload of gory exploitation films seems to have made him into a Nightmare Fetishist.
  • Crossover: With other reviewers.
  • Curse Cut Short: Any opening that ends with "WHAT THE FU—?!" before the credits. For instance, after Snob sums up the plot for Two of a Kind, or sees that the movie he's been describing as Memorial Valley Massacre has the title card Son of Sleepaway Camp
  • Cute Kitten: Snob's own pet cats, Lloyd and Chloe, and Jillian's cat, Suki.
    • His review of The Corpse Grinders is basically one big excuse to give Lloyd as much screen time as possible.
    • "How do you make fun of one of the most disturbing sequences ever made? ...Why, with cuteness, of course!" (cut to Marilyn Burns screaming in terror at the sight of Lloyd)
    • The review of Invasion of the Samurai Sluts from Hell review has him petting Lloyd on his chair arm for much of the review, until at one point he jumps off, much to the Snob's disappointment.

  • Damned by Faint Praise:
    • The prosthetic 'rib cage' from Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom? "...Well, at least it's not CG gore."
      Snob: [winces] What a fucking sad state we're in, when modern-day computer-infested horror films could learn something from THE VIOLENT SHIT MOVIES!!
    • "Wow. The phone had the most realistic death in the movie!" (Entrails of a Virgin)
    • "E.T. Week" kicks off on a promising note: The first movie doesn't show E.T.'s cock.
      "Fantastic! I'd say we're already off to a great...start?"
    • Surprisingly, Cannibal Ferox contains a realistic-sounding gun silencer — "which probably means that they really did kill that guy."
    • Dolemite's slam poetry about the Titanic. Or comedy act; not sure which.
      "Well, okaaaay, interesting story? Better than Titanic II, I guess."
    • "I must hand it to Ninja Terminator. I've seen Godfrey Ho movies combine ninjas with gangster flicks, horror movies, romantic comedies... at least this one combines it with another martial arts film."
    • Tromeo & Juliet: "Hey! Here's something Shakespeare couldn't pull off: A montage!"
    • Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers: "Well, in a way, this ending is scarier than the original; it set itself up for a sequel."
    • Brad certainly expected weird things from a Simpson porno, but a licensed soundtrack?
      "People Are Strange"?? Well, this movie is more historically accurate than the movie The Doors, I guess."
    • Violent Shit 4.0's "Axe's" secret identity.
      "Oh. He actually did squeeze out a wee one in the first film? (thoroughly disgusted) I guess this series does have continuity."
    • Son of Sleepaway Camp: (at exploding Winnebago) "Well, it's got a bigger budget than any of the other Sleepaway Camps, I guess!"
    • Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!: "Eh, this move is still better than A Christmas Story 2. This movie could turn into a snuff film starring children, and it still wouldn't be as corrupt as A Christmas Story 2!"
    • A grainy trailer for Teenage Mother. (42nd Street Forever)
      "Eh. Still classier than making a reality show out of it."
    • Moment By Moment reminds Brad of Twilight, only with better dialogue.
      Tomlin: ...hurmm.
      Travolta: *ahem*
    • Debbie Does Dallas: David Pierce's acting is a little too good for a movie of this caliber. "I actually think he wants to molest them."
    • Crackerjack, for all its blatant ripping off of Die Hard, does at least have "shallow qualities of Die Hard."
      "Not even Die Hard 5 had THAT!"
    • "At least this movie took less time to get from the woods to New York than Jason Takes Manhattan did." (Plutonium Baby) The film also made him advise Stephenie Meyer to take notes on how first-person narration is supposed to work.
    • "This film did have the cleanest set of assholes of any pornographic film in the seventies." (Water Power)
    • On Boo! A Madea Halloween: "I'll give it this: it's scarier than The Bye Bye Man."
  • Dark Horse Victory: Once a Patreon poll was made to choose the subject of the Independence Day: Resurgence tie-in episode, to the surprise of everyone, including Brad, people didn't choose the porn parody or a mockbuster, but a depressing 1983 romantic drama also called Independence Day (as the Snob pointed in the eventual episode, the common line of thought by voters was "seems like a Moment by Moment\Endless Love deal", asking if his audience is so cynical they expect every romance to be a similar trainwreck). On the episode Brad says it was like if in a poll about bad Chicago movies, Windy City won over Blues Brothers 2000 or Exorcist III, thus setting up how Windy City wound up shoehorned into Patreon polls until it actually won over a slew of Alien: Covenant tie-ins (by one vote!), starting a tradition of including a forgotten melodrama as an option - that eventually wins, even if it takes a while.
  • Dawson Casting:invoked
    • Referenced in Pussy Talk.
      "Fine, fine, I'll have sex with you twenty-year-old schoolgirls."
    • And again in The Babe Ruth Story, where he has a hard time buying the 42-year-old William Bendix's portrayal of Ruth as an 18-year-old.
    • In Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland he gets annoyed at people pointing out that the then 21 year old Angela doesn't look like the 17 year old girl whose identity she's stolen, when all the other supposed teenagers around look just as old.
  • Deconstruction: One-off joke "Cinema Bum" being him dressed in the usual Bum Reviews-style outfit... Being depressed about being homeless and having no comment on the movie. Thus the character only returns to be abused.
  • Dead Baby Comedy: Both literally and figuratively in his review of Anthropophagus, which has an infamous scene of the monster cutting the fetus out of a pregnant woman and eating it.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • And he has such a great voice for it, too. Case in point from his Island of Death review, when he sees a character get brutally slaughtered with a knife and a gun, then another character says that they don't know how he died.
      Snob: If only the stab wounds and bullet holes had given us more clues!
    • From Pieces, after the swimming pool victim is found:
      '''Lt. Bracken: Now look, Professor; I don't want to wait for the coroners opinion, so can you give me yours?
      Snob: (in full deadpan mode) Yes. She's dead.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    "If I want to watch a Terminator II movie, I'll watch real Terminator II movies like Terminator 2, thank you very much."
    "I knew The '70s were... seventies but I didn't realise they were that seventies!"
    "I would rather date a bipolar manic depressive... again."
    "I'm a snob who's so pretentious that I'm a snob during something pretentious!"
    "Um, okay, department of redundancy is located in the department of redundancy." Yup, you've read that right. This is in the E.T.XXX: A DreamZone Parody review.
  • Description Cut: In Ninja Terminator: "They don't make films like this anymore, thank God". Cue teaser for Ninja the Mission Force (co-starring Brad himself!).
  • Dissimile:
    • Lady Terminator is described on the back of the DVD as "Like Kill Bill but with oodles of sex!"
      Snob: Yeah, it's just like Kill Bill, if Kill Bill were a 1984 James Cameron film called The Terminator! And who uses the word "oodles"?!
    • In Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron retells the story of Saint Nicholas and asks the viewers to imagine it as more "Lord of the Rings-y"
      Snob: By Lord of the Rings, I mean The Hobbit. And by The Hobbit I mean Russian The Hobbit, they both have the same duration time and budget.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • It's been all but confirmed that Obscurus Lupa is his distaff counterpart on TGWTG. This is only in term of the genre as Lupa and Snob have vastly different reviewing styles and Lupa generally sticks to newer stuff.
      Snob: Everyone knows you're just ME with BOOBS!
    • Also, Diamanda Hagan, whose choice of movies oddly echoes both the Snob's and Oancitizen's.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: "Why are there so many sci-fi movies in the public domain? Because it's pretty fucking easy to have two characters in a dark room talking to each other about space-shit and calling it "sci-fi". Is Star Odyssey one of those types of science fiction films? Absolutely not. It has much more than two characters, who occupy boring sets and talk about space-shit so they can call it a sci-fi film."
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The Snob goes barefoot, or at least sockless-with-loafers, in every episode. Brad states that this was part of the look of the attendee at the George Romero Q&A that inspired the look of the Cinema Snob.
  • Dolled-Up Installment: After the Snob began regularly reviewing films in the Friday the 13th series every Friday the 13th, he stuck to his "no re-reviews" policy (having reviewed Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning years earlier) by reviewing the In Name Only porn parody Friday the 13th: A Nude Beginning as if it were a film in the series. Then in 2019, when Friday the 13th coincided with Snob's annual "Musical March in September" event, he managed to dig up a Bollywood musical ripoff of the first film, titled 7 Saal Baad. The next Friday the 13th was during the holiday season, so Snob then reviewed the fan film Jason Xmas.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: He does it in an annoyed tone to call out jokes that would be weak no matter what.
  • Double Standard Rape: Female on Male: Lampshaded during the I Spit on Your Grave review (which also happened to be the Snob's 200th episode). He can't show the film's actual rape scene, but he is allowed to a parody of it...with him in place of the female protagonist. With some of the "rapists" being female themselves.
  • Dreaming of a White Christmas: Discussed in his own particular manner.
    "Yeah, I know it doesn't snow everywhere in the US, but nice weather does not exist in Christmas movies!"
  • Drinking Game: Invoked when he takes a sip every time a boom mic appears in Dolemite.
  • Driven to Suicide: As seen in Phelous' second 100th episode, he fails spectacularly.
    Snob: This seems about right. After Dr. Sex couldn't help me, I, uh, see no other alternative. [hangs himself only to fall onto the floor immediately after; stands up while hacking and wheezing['' Fuck that!
  • Double Entendre: [on A Clockwork Orgy] That's a street gang I get can get behind. Or in front of. *Wink wink*
  • Dude, Not Funny!: invoked
    • In Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) after he realizes that they comedically dubbed over a rape scene he goes to take a shower (fully clothed) and still feels dirty watching it.
    • In general anything involving children being harmed tends to get this reaction out of the Snob, such as the entire concept of Child Bride (remarking that he's seen a woman impaled from her vagina to her mouth, and yet a scene in that movie where a grown man "proposes" to a 12 year old by giving her a doll makes him uncomfortable) and the child torture in If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?.
    • In Faces of Death, he states that the real deaths were cut off as it's innappropriate to joke about them.
    • During Mommie Dearest, The Snob braces for the film's most famous scene, the one that spawned Memetic Mutation, the famous "no more wire hangers!" scene. Once in it, he goes mostly silent and looks distinctly uncomfortable at how disturbing the scene actually is. In fact, the entire review is like that, pointing out constantly that the film is far better than its reputation and hardly deserved its Razzie Awards with its rather stark (if fictionalized) portrayal of Joan Crawford's breakdown after her fame faded. He even applauds some of the film's later moments and refuses to make comedy of scenes like Joan and adult Christina's fight, spending most of the review rather out of character.
    • In Wired; he states that Ray Sharkey should be the last person to be lecturing John Belushi about the dangers of drug abuse, but also that he shouldn't make a joke about that either.

  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: A complaint with movies with flashing lights. His complaining about this is understandable, as he has mentioned in a few videos that, while medicated, he is epileptic.
  • Epic Fail: "I destroyed World of Warcraft with gibberish."
  • Erotic Film: Porn films and other erotic exploitation films are regularly featured on the show.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Brad accidentally putting his movie ahead of his wife's pick, Moment By Moment, in the Netflix queue. Luckily, Jillian is game for it.
    "It's no Lily Tomlin's ass in the moonlight, but it'll do."
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • The Snob is generally portrayed as being okay with pretty much any sort of depravity, and doesn't even blink at scenes of sexual sadism, and yet anything involving children being hurt or abused gets a Dude, Not Funny! reaction, especially since in character the Snob is a Child Hater.
    • He also refused to joke about the real animal deaths in Cannibal Holocaust, stating that there's limits on how sadistic a film can be, and that "there are some things that you just don't do."
    • His Faces of Death review sticks mostly to the fake kills. "I don't want to be the dick who makes fun of the cyclist who gets run over by a semi truck."
    • When introducing Caddyshack II he states that despite having featured the E.T. porno, a bigfoot porno and cannibal amazons killing animals for real on film, this time he went too far.
  • Evil Brit: Some reviews has Snob being pestered by "Bastard Film Brain", who seems to only appear to do some extremely mean Your Mom jokes.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • "Wait. Texas...chainsaw...massacre...dead bodies...oh. Oh."
      "I get the title now. Sorry, sorry; I thought this movie was going to be about a guy in Texas who liked to kill chainsaws."
    • Played straight for the most part. "It seems like I've gotten to the point on this show where, really, I don't even think I need to watch the damn movie... What's this I have today? Curse of the Cannibal Confederates? Oh yeah, I'm sure there's a huge chance this is gonna be a Venice-set murder mystery!"
  • Extreme Omnivore: Spurred on by a scene in Caligula, he pauses the review to do a brief Brad Tries... where he drinks Human Blood (Well, allegedly anyway). His only complaint was that he was required to heat it up first.

  • Fan Disservice: Nudist Colony of the Dead review, during the Ear Worm sequence the Snob runs out onto his deck butt-naked. This later gets a Continuity Nod in the form of a reference to "that incident on the porch".
  • Fanservice:
    • Let's just say that in general, Brad never misses an opportunity to remind us that his ex-wife has a killer rack. Like, never.
      • Specifically, in The Big Box, Brad is only too happy to flaunt his wife's cleavage and make tasteless jokes on the subject.
  • And to top it all off, she has a topless scene in The Cinema Snob movie.
  • Brad himself shows off the goods at the very end of 48 Hours of Hallucinatory Sex.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Jerrid deploys it in the Cannibal Holocaust review. "I wonder who the real critics are."
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    • A Clockwork Orgy's equivalent of the Ludovico treatment is a cure for promiscuous sex, which involves showing the patient lots and lots of— normal sex.
      Snob: If you really want to keep her from having sex again, THIS is how the scene should have gone! [plays a barrage of scenes from E.T: The Porno, Beaver & Buttface, and Super Hornio Bros.].
    • In The Gestapo's Last Orgy, two of the "tortures" seen are dunking the victim in milk and putting them in a pit of gerbils.
    • The Snob recieved an anonymous package containing the movie Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment which is presented as if it were a Snuff Film. Snob is horrified and calls the police. When the detective shows up and watches the film, the Snob immediatly decries it as a fake, saying he called the police because of how poorly the movie was made.
    • He starts the Caddyshack II review saying it was the point where he went too far, and that's for a show featuring E.T. and sasquatch porn and cannibal tribes.
  • Fetish Retardant: invoked
    • Every movie that tries to sell itself with nudity and/or sex, perhaps most notably Hardgore, which as the title implies, is a mixture between a hardcore porn film and a splatter film.
      Snob: Eaugh! I do not feel like fucking something!
    • Jillian's hell-bent on a romantic Valentine's Day — even if the wrong movie came in the mail. A movie called Rape Squad.
      Jillian: Well, it's no Lily Tomlin's ass in the moonlight, but it'll do.
      Brad: (shudder) "It'll do"? It was a rape movie!
      Jillian: Yeah yeah. So, you wanna have sex?
      Brad: NO!
    • Also happens in his Caligula review.:
      Snob: This is actually a pretty sexy love scene. I think maybe I should-
      (scene cuts to the infamous decapitation wall - The actual cut from the movie, actually)
      Snob: Oh, what the fuck! Head chopping? That's what you're cutting to!?
    • A forty-year-old John Holmes in Batman pajamas. "I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my swimmers (gestures at ball sack) hanging themselves with their own tails!"
    • Plenty in The Lonely Lady, as it features abuse - including rape with garden hose.
    • The Penetrator has Brad replying to a Pornhub ad on "1 weird trick to get your erection back" with "Don't watch any of the pornos featured on this show! Except for maybe Pussy Talk." He has a similar reaction on the Tugrats episode (which itself could be an example, since it's a porno spoof of Rugrats, of all things) when his reaction to a Pornhub ad saying "Make Any Girl Fuck" is "Did you just try to sell me rape?!"
  • Filth:
  • Fight-Scene Failure: invoked Naturally, there's plenty of instances of this in the movies he reviews (Dolemite is famous for it). However, the Blooper of his Crossover with Obscurus Lupa shows he tried to avoid it a little too well: His punch accidentally hit her. Pretty hard based on the reactions.
  • First World Problems: Bob Revere from Last Ounce of Courage, with his epic persecution complex and his non-stop bitching and moaning the lack of Christmas decorations and Christmas music. Snob shows how ridiculous Bob is being by pointing out that there are Christians who are beheaded for their beliefs.
  • Flat "What": When he found out there was a Caligula II, considering that in the original Caligula the title character dies at the end (it's actually a spoof that uses the same sets).
  • Foreshadowing:
    • He jokes that on any lines involving eating shit in Pink Flamingos, referencing the infamous ending of Divine eating dog feces.
    • During the end credits gag of Spoony's Lethal Games, which involved Brad reading director John T. Bone's porn filmography, he mentioned that he was about to review Invasion of the Samurai Sluts from Hell!. He didn't so the next week (instead, it was E.T. XXX: A DreamZone Parody), but later earned an episode anyway.
    • The Hercules review noted how it was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award, losing to The Lonely Lady. Following the review on Hercules II, guess what movie is reviewed?
    • In Saving Christmas he asks "So when is Santa going to show up and murder someone?" because he's so used to reviewing killer Santa movies. Just a few minutes later, the movie shows Saint Nicholas brutally beating people to death for not sharing his religious beliefs.
    • His video announcing Another Cinema Snob Movie is framed as if Snob is finishing a review of The Wasp Woman, which he had not reviewed yet. Weeks later, he actually reviewed that film, and the announcement is played in its entirety at the end.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode:
    • The Snob's review of 1941 (1979) is not only a completely sincere positive review, but it's also the first review since the Snob's early days that isn't a commentary-filled runthrough of the film's plot, instead being structured as a more traditional review focused on dissecting various elements such as characters, set design, cinematography and comedic writing. Even as unironic positive reviews from the Snob have become more common, the 1941 and "10 Awesome Things About Battlefield Earth" episodes remain relatively unique for being the only reviews since the very early days of the Snob to not cover the film in a linear format.
    • His review of The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (an unironic children's cartoon) was such a departure from his usual fare that Brad later noted that several fans, just going by the episode's title, initially believed it would be another Nightmare Fuel-laden Wood Rocket porn parody. (Possibly to avoid similar confusion, later Berenstain reviews from Brad have come via the TV Heaven show instead of Cinema Snob.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: A viewer writes to express concerns about the Snob telling his audience to call their girlfriend a "hot-pussied little whore" after that line was featured in the Cannibal Ferox review.
    Snob: Well, there's your problem. You gotta pay them before you call them a hot-pussied little whore!
  • Framing Device: A few in reference to the reviewed movie.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In his review of Violent Shit, he comments on the choppy editing. For a brief second you can see Brad sitting naked, reading a newspaper.
  • Fridge Logic: invoked "If Hell is for Heroes, does that mean Heaven is for Villains?"
  • Funny Background Event:
    • His cats often pop onscreen unexpectedly.
      • During Nudist Colony of the Dead his cat wanders onscreen and watches as he throws a crumpled up newspaper across the room.
      • In the Hitler: Dead or Alive review, Douchey McNitpick caps off his letter on the production date of Violent Shit III by saying "P.S.: Lloyd!" It cuts back, and the Snob turns to find Lloyd perched on top of the chair.
      • Lloyd also jumps up on his lap for most of Gross Out.
    • Brad also likes to point out funny background events in the films he's reviewing, most commonly as a transition between scenes of the movie.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Films without subtitles or dubbing can get this treatment.
    • Italian Batman receives lines from Batman (1989) and Batman Returns.
    • Taken one step further in Turkish First Blood, where the Snob actually complains about the Gag Sub.
    • In The Passion of the Christ, where the actual subtitles are dropped for a Gag Sub, and Snob notes how the subtitles are usually wrong in his show.note 
  • Funny Spoon: In Dr. Sex, Brad is less interested in a nude model than the giant novelty spoon she's carrying.
    Snob: What? Don't take the spoon away! Now all we're left with is just a naked girl! And I see those every week! I rarely see a giant spoon!

  • Gag Penis:
    • In an alternate reality, he's the world's greatest porn star for very obvious reasons.
      The Nostalgia Critic: OH MY GOD THAT'S NOT HUMAN!
      Guardian Angel: How does he fit that into his pants!?
    • The real world isn't far off, as he complains about an unwanted erection in The Gestapo's Last Orgy. For emphasis, Brad knocks on the middle of his shirt while winking.
    • And now we've seen him naked in Nudies, Rudies, and Crudies. Not quite that large, but still impressive.
  • Genre Deconstruction: invoked At the end of the Heartbeeps review, Brad, not the Snob, Brad gives his honest opinion regarding the film, where he sees it as less a failed attempt at a romance movie with robots, and more a weird deconstruction of romance movies as a whole. Since the two main characters are literally robots, they feel that they HAVE to act out the tropes present in the genre (Meet Cute, Second-Act Breakup) because of their programming and point this out while using the tropes, only to wrap it up within seconds and move on to the next plot point.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: In his crossover review of Myra Breckinridge, he says that any movie with Raquel Welch and Farrah Fawcett snuggling in bed has to have some artistic merit, saying that scene was like "all the works of Sappho smeared across the screen." Diamanda Hagan asks him if "all the works of Sappho" is his name for his ejactulate.
    Snob: I refuse to answer that question on the grounds it may incriminate me!
  • Glasses Pull: Early on the show's history, Brad would do this to indicate that he was breaking character from the Snob, though he has since dropped it and would simply indicate this via his expression and mannerisms.
  • Godwin's Law: Invoked at the end of They Saved Hitler's Brain.
    "You know, that law that says if you compare something to Nazis, you lose the argument. I guess that means They Saved Hitler's Brain is good now. (bitter laugh) Well, son of a bitch.
  • Gone Horribly Right: After seeing it used in Cannibal Ferox, the Snob decides to see what would happen if he called his wife a "hot-pussied little whore". Coitus Ensues.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: He finds "Ninja Master Harry" a good name for an internet series.
  • Good News, Bad News: Delivered during Homoti: The Other Turkish E.T.
    Snob: There's no subtitles, so I have no idea what's going on. On the good side, there's no subtitles so I have no idea what's going on!
  • Good Old Ways: "What's all this, then? Teenagers in a slasher flick drinking beer?" (The Mutilator)
    Brad: Modern horror movies do it way more hardcore. Why, just the other day, I saw movie where the characters were... (hushed tone) drinking non-diet soda!
  • Gorn: A few of the films he reviews. On Pieces he even snarks about's censorship policies, as he only needs to censors breasts instead of the bloody mess that is the scene.
  • Gratuitous Italian: The beginning credits to his Salo review.
  • Groin Attack:
    • While watching Rape Squad with Mrs. Snob, the Snob visibly recoils each time one of the girls takes a stick to a training dummy's crotch.
    • In the world of Violent Shit 4.0, it's easier to rip someone's dick off than to slash a guy on a tank. Poor Jerrid...
    • Don't forget Snob's reaction to the castration scene in I Spit on Your Grave.
      Snob: Please tell me she's making toast between his legs and it's time to spread the jam.
    • Snob's puppet Snobby attacks him in this way in the Let My Puppets Come review.
  • Guilty Pleasures: invoked
    • Yes, the Snob actually has guilty pleasures — the films of Pierre Kirby and Manimal.
      Snob: Something that obscure still makes me feel a little pretentious.
    • In Goldengirl, it goes as far as Snob taking off the glasses and messing up the hair to show Brad enjoys it too. He suggests both the audience to watch it and someone to properly release it on DVD.

  • HA HA HA—No: A Running Gag is to laugh to a punchline (could be Black Comedy or not) before pointing out any unsavory implications raised by it.
    • From his Grizzly 2 review:
      "Wow, ha, ha, ha - THIS WAS A MESS."
    • Likewise, for Dracula: The Dirty Old Man:
      "Ha ha ha ha — he murdered two people!"
    • Artie the pedophile chef from Sleepaway Camp:
      Artie: Ain't no such thing as too young! You're just too old!
      Black chef: (boisterous laugh)
      Snob: Ha ha ha ha — oh, pedophilia!
    • Los Pornos Sin Son: It's Lisa Simpson, see? She's playing a saxophone that's two dildos strapped together.
      "Ha ha ha ha SHE'S EIGHT."
    • The Legend of the Lone Ranger:
      President Grant: When I was out here three years ago, these hills were replete with buffalo. Been here three days, haven't seen a single one. Cody, what happened to them?
      Buffalo Bill Cody: I shot 'em! (everyone guffaws)
      Snob: Ha ha ha ha, extinction!
    • From his Top 11 Cinema Snob Moments of 2011:
      Snob: (venomously) Ha Ha Ha I PUNCHED SOMEBODY.note 
  • Half-Truth: "Would you think I was lying if I said the first scene in this movie featured featured someone pounding wood?" [cut to a hammer pounding nails]
  • Happy Place: Brad closes his eyes and dreams of seagulls during Necromantik's corpse-fucking scene. Unfortunately, he's watched too many exploitation films by that point for this to work.
  • Hard-Work Montage: The homemade montage for Strike of the Panther.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: invoked
    • The very first words of the "Beware! Children at Play" review are "I hate children." (Which isn't a new fact, if you've watched enough Snob episodes). The last scene of the film is a good 5 minutes of the mob murdering the children in various ways. The Snob is stunned to silence and proceeds to order a bucket that he throws up into.
    • Discussed by Snob in regards of the entirety of Goldengirl: the 1979 movie centers around young American athlete Goldine, who has been experimented on and doped by her possible Nazi doctor father her whole life with the aims of competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. As the Snob repeatedly points out during the episode, the U.S. ended up boycotting the Moscow Olympics over the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, making Goldine's plight and eventual death All for Nothing.
  • Hell Is That Noise: For the Snob, the soundtrack of 365 Days.
  • Hey, That's My Line!:
    • A variation, during his review of Dracula (The Dirty Old Man).
      Alucard: I wonder how come her hair's moving in this cave. That's strange. Nothing else is moving.
      Snob: Uh, that's my job to point that shit out, not yours. Go back to acting in your shitty movie!
    • Inevitably happens during a crossover with Oancitizen.
      Oan: What, you have a monopoly on condescension?
      Snob: I INVENTED being condescending on the internet!!
    • Due to the sheer amount of meta humor it contains, Snob spends most of the Grumpy Cat Movie yelling "Stop stealing my line!"
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: Variation. "You know who else threw parties? GACY." And he should know: The Cinema Snob airs from the same town where Gacy lived.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Inverted in his review of At Long Last Love. After hearing that the movie was criticized for the actors' singing, he is disappointed to find out that they actually sound reasonably good.
  • Hong Kong Dub: Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) is a notable example. Snob gets especially frustrated when a character who is clearly supposed to have lines winds up completely mute.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: "There are horror movies to go along with every fucking holiday, aren't there?"
  • Hotter and Sexier: The exclusive reviews included on his Nudies Rudies and Crudies DVD are delivered uncensored (since they're not subject to Blip's content control) and are all adult in nature. Subverted in that what's on display is hardly appealing. Whether or not Brad's full frontal nudity near the end qualifies as 'sexy' is left to the viewer.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: His review of Super Hornio Brothers is cluttered with Mario references.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: In Nudist Colony of the Dead he points out that he's hardly in a position to criticize the film's bad lighting, and cuts to a badly lit screenshot from one of his reviews.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • During the review of Woodchipper Massacre, the Snob makes fun of a kid in glasses by saying "What a fucking nerd!"... while adjusting his almost-identical glasses.
    • In his review of Alienator, he chews out the movie for waiting 20 minutes to get to its credit sequence, saying that all movies that do that, no matter what the quality, suffer by taking the viewer out of the flow. This is immediately followed by his opening credits popping up five minutes into the review.
    • He calls out Oversexed Rugsuckers from Mars for randomly cutting to one second of footage outside of a psychiatrist's session before cutting right back... then cuts from the middle of his rant to a short clip from the video for "Jungle Boy."
    • His review of Maniac was filled to the brim with this, as he brings up several criticisms leveled against it in character as the Snob. This may have been to make it clear to fans that the Cinema Snob is a parody.
      Snob: What? So this movie, criticized for its graphic violence, now has sex? Now how are the kids supposed to see it!?
    • "Pfft. Taking Caucasian ninja footage and then splicing it in with whatever random movie you come across? I must say, they certainly do not make them that this anymore — thank God." Cue trailer for Ninja the Misson Force, Brad and Ed's parody of Godfrey Ho films.
    • In the Foreskin Gump review, he criticizes the movie for being a Narrow Parody of Forrest Gump that does little more than shoehorn in lines from the movie… then concludes the review with "And that's all I have to say about that."