- Approval of God:
- Joe Russo, the co-director of Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims that the movie was Fridge Logic-tested by making sure that there would be little reason for an Honest Trailer to be made of the movie. Didn't stop Honest Trailers, in the end, though they do spend a good amount of time in the trailer praising the movie.
- The god of the nerds himself, Joss Whedon, is a fan.
- More like Approval of Saint Paul, but Brett Dalton tweeted "Dry White Toast? I've always considered myself a cheese bagel. Oh well." in reference to being credited as "Dry White Toast" in the Honest Trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- After the Honest Trailer for The Flash pointed out Barry Allen's "bobblehead," Grant Gustin tweeted "Whoops."
- Scott Cawthon, the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's games, actually enjoys the Honest Trailers of his games (even though the Trailers of the sequels are largely negative).
- Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island went a step further and actually helped write the episode lampooning his movie, being very honest and forthcoming about it's flaws (although he frantically objects to the notion that "there are too many helicopters").
- Dueling Works: Cinema Sins, Honest Trailers and How It Should Have Ended all released their respective entries for Back to the Future Part II in the same day (October 21, 2015), because it was a Meaningful Release Date.
- Meaningful Release Date: As described above, the Honest Trailer of the Back to the Future trilogy was released on October 21, 2015; the day when Marty McFly arrived to the future in Back to the Future Part II.
- Promoted Fanboy: Almost happened. One of the pitches for the end credits of Deadpool was to have an Honest Trailer play within the actual movie, complete with having the same narrator to do it.
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- Role Reprise:
- Will Sasso reprises his role as Randy Newman from Family Guy in the Toy Story trailer.
- Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as Deadpool for the Deadpool trailer and once again in Deadpool 2.
- Elias Toufexis turns up in the 'Read your comments' part of the Deus Ex trailer to read the comments as Adam Jensen.
- Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Creator Andy Signore was fired after sexual harassment accusations came against him in the wake of the #MeToo movement. (It should be noted that Signore later challenged the accusations.) The rest of the crew enacted a hiatus to re-structure with his absence, enact new sexual harassment policies within the company, and made their best efforts to be transparent with their fans going forward.
- Throw It In!: The reference to Jordan Vogt-Roberts' feud with CinemaSins was not in the initial plans for Kong's trailer. They also deny that the feud was staged to lead up to the trailer, either.
- Un-Cancelled: As a result of Smosh Games' parent company Defy Media abruptly closing without warning, there weren't any new Honest Game Trailers from November 2018-May 2019, until Fandom took over sponsorship.
- What Could Have Been:
- Screen Junkies was hoping to have Smash Mouth sing for the Shrek Honest Trailer but the band didn't want to do it, possibly because the band got tired of being associated with the movie.
- When Avengers: Endgame was about to be released in theaters, the team were thinking on doing an Honest Trailer for The Avengers (1998) as clickbait, but decided to go with Howard the Duck instead just to poke fun at Marvel before they got on track with their films.
- Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: A preemptive form. When the Ghostbusters (2016) Honest Trailer came out, YouTube comments were disabled due to the contentious response to the movie, and the narrator said that's what they get for having requested the movie.
- The Wiki Rule: The Honest Trailers Wiki.
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