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  • Colbert Bump:
    • After YouTube closed Brad Jones' account, Spoony posted a few of his reviews on his website and caused his popularity to surge.
    • Also, a number of movies have gone on to cult status since appearing on his show, such as Nudist Colony of the Dead, Zombie 90, and anything starring Pierre Kirby or directed by Bruno Mattei. The DVD-R Hell reviews have done this for Tequila and Bonetti.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Whenever the adult film actress Vuko appears in a porn parody and Brad points out she played Jizzy in Strokémon, he shows a picture of the Misty parody, when Jizzy was the Jessie parody (he correctly identified her character as "Fisty" in the actual review of Strokémon, but he didn't recognize who the Jessie parody was even supposed to be, so this is sort of understandable.)
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  • Creator's Favorite Episode: Brad has gone on record to say that his favourite episodes are Wired, Bushwhacked, and Miss Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week.
  • Dear Negative Reader:
    • Brad himself hasn't done this, but his review of Grizzly II was taken down due to a complaint by Suzanne Nagy, the film's producer. Her email (displayed on the former review's page) didn't seem to be concerned with Brad's right to review the film (it was never legally distributed, meaning that First Amendment rights don't apply) and even seemed to acknowledge it; instead, she showed anger at the Snob's trashing of the film, going so far as to refer to it as a "horrible review." Of course, angry fans have made sure the review stays up on YouTube via bootlegs.
    • Averted with Video Violence:
      "This review was the first time I had gotten feedback from any of the filmmakers. When I opened my email and saw I had a message from Gary Cohen, director of Video Violence, I was actually a little nervous. It was one of those 'holy shit, I'm going to open this email, and a fist is going to pop out' moments. But to my relief it was a very nice email."
  • Inspiration for the Work:
    • Brad Jones was inspired to create the series after watching Roger Ebert's review of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. He said that the review "made me think of how odd it is in general to see film snobs try to review horror or exploitation films...I'm reviewing these movies the same way a pretentious cinema snob would and I'm trying to give some laughs at the expense of the movies to people like me who really do love exploitation films."
    • He based the Snob's appearance and voice on an audience member he saw at a Q&A panel for George A. Romero, who told Romero how he had interpreted Monkey Shines as a metaphor for evolution and the bond between animal and man.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Any episode that Brad hasn't reuploaded to his channel. Usually made available by fans, specially foreign ones (says something a few reuploads earn the comments "finally a copy of this without subtitles in another language!").
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  • McLeaned: In The Crippled Avengers review, Brad's bro character bemoans the off-screen death of Jake's bro character who "fell off his [skate]board and got run over by a steamroller". In reality, Jake had been fired from the site a couple of months prior.
  • Meme Acknowledgment:
    • When fans first discovered the "jail" error in the Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives review, they quickly grew attached to it and begged Brad to leave it in the review. The meme has since been referenced several times on the show, and even earned the number 1 spot on the Top 10 Cinema Snob Moments of 2015, with Brad himself admitting the error was hilarious.
    • Also, done with every Watch It for the Meme movie, such as Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 ("Garbage Day!"), Mommie Dearest ("No wire hangers!"), Troll 2 ("Oh my Gooood!...") and Second Glance ("Hey Scotty! Jesus, man!").
  • Milestone Celebration: Every 50 episodes earn something.
    • 50th: Pierre Kirby week.
    • 100th: Caligula.
    • 150th: E.T. week.
    • 200th: I Spit on Your Grave.
    • 250th: Sasquatch week.
    • 300th: Heaven's Gate.
    • 400th: (while acknowledging he forgot to do something for 350th) Tenth anniversary special, with "sequels" for one movie in each of the ten years.
    • 500th: A Gamebook video about the "life and career" of Steve Guttenberg by pretending the roles he played were his actual life story.
  • Missing Episode:
    • Grizzly II can no longer be seen after the film's producer went berserk. Brad tells the story of this episode's legal troubles on the commentary in the con-exclusive DVD. (Disgruntled fans ensure the review is still on YouTube, and there's an implication Brad himself helped with the leak.)
    • The Sexploitation trilogy, if you live in a country where Veoh is blocked, or don't feel like fucking up your computer with unwarranted spyware just to watch beyond the first five minutes.
    • Due to Blip declaring bankruptcy and shutting down in 2017, almost all of the Snob's pre-2015 episodes are now unavailable. The ones Brad put up on are also mostly missing as well. However, luckily, both Brad, and various other YouTube users have started to reupload the Snob's older episodes.
    • The episode about Freddy vs. Jason was deleted at some point after its release. It has since being reuploaded.
    • The episode about Hillary's America was taken down shorlty after being posted, with a re-cut re-upload suffering the same fate. It has since being reuploaded.
    • The March 2019 review of Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman went down within hours of its upload, taking Boo! A Madea Halloween with it. The former was restored about a month later.
    • In the Can't Stop the Music chapter of "Choose Your Own Guttenberg", Snob revealed that his previous review of that film was taken down, and that it won't be re-uploaded to his channel anytime soon, because every time he tries it Studio Canal flags it with a copyright claim. As a result, in the chapter Snob just skips to the next set of choices cause he literally could only show three clips.
  • Name's the Same: The Snob reviewed a movie called [Porno] Midnight Heat because it had the same title as a movie Brad and friends made in 2007.
  • Old Shame:
    • In his Dr. Sex review, he stated that he doesn't really like his review of Wanda, The Sadistic Hypnotist (his third review, where he mentioned that Dr. Sex was part of a double feature with Wanda), because he didn't like how he was doing it in the upstairs living room (noticeable by the bright powder blue wall) and how he incorrectly stated how the film ended.
    • He's not a big fan of most of his older episodes in general, as he felt he was trying to be too angry or too edgy.
      • His Video Violence 2 review, done three years after he reviewed the first Video Violence, has him mocking his old style throughout the review.
        Young Snob: (throws video to the ground with a smash)
        Current Snob: Interesting, I forgot the DVD I had was the Limited Glass Case Edition.
      • There was also his review of Erotic Nights of the Living Dead, done as part of his 400th episode/10th anniversary celebration, in which he looked back at his review of Porno Holocaust, its "sister movie" (as they were was shot at the same time and with the same cast and crew), which was just his second review ever, and Snob clearly wasn't fond of his early review.
        Young Snob: Porno Holocaust actually is the Holocaust of cinema!
        Current Snob: Hmmm, edgy; I compared a bad movie to the Holocaust. I understand why I was so mad in that episode: I was living in a pre-Nukie review world.
    • According to Brad, he first checked out Savage Vengeance because Donald Farmer, the films director, left a comment on one of his videos saying "I made the worst film ever".
  • Orphaned Reference: His review of In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo makes a joke about a Denny's commercial that used to air before the episode on Blip at the time of upload. With the ad later being replaced, and then the demise of Blip, the joke has lost its meaning.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • The show's original theme song was the theme song of The Greatest American Hero, of all things. However, in 2013 it was retired (Brad has admitted that it was out of copyright concerns) in favor of a song related to the film being discussed (he used a stock guitar riff-heavy track during the time he was in the League of Super Critics) until 2017, when he got his own song.
    • "Jet Set" by Alphaville for the Pierre Kirby episodes.
    • Lloyd's theme music is the goofy Troll music from Troll 3 (the Ator sequel). Yes, the cat has a theme song.
  • Referenced by...: Cinema Snob Reviews Frozen is a fan comic imaging if Snob reviewed Disney's Frozen, but still in Snob's typical style. It even features a Pierre Kirby cameo.
  • Scully Box: A few crossovers alternate between disguising or highlighting Brad's small size compared to the other reviewer. The intro to Myra Breckinridge shows how Diamanda Hagan towers over Brad, and the review itself with them in bed has him sitting on pillows to make both about the same height. In another with just camera tricks, the intro to Tromeo and Juliet to make Brad taller than Kyle Kallgren (once Linkara enters the shot, it's clear Kyle is bigger).
  • Schedule Slip: Began recording episodes for "The Cinema Snob Punches Nazis" DVD in early 2018 with an expected release later in the year, but due to preproduction (and later production) on Another Cinema Snob Movie taking precedence, the DVD ultimately wasn't completed and released until 2019.
  • Screwed by the Network: Brad has noted that, due to YouTube's crackdown on Conspiracy Theorist content, he can't upload old reviews for films with titles like Hitler, Dead or Alive or They Saved Hitler's Brain to the site without risking his account's demonetization. He also is unwilling to re-upload reviews with "Porn" in the title to the site (which led him to turn to PornHub for those episodes), and its copyright policies forced him to abandon "Believe It or Not" as the show's theme.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: At times, new episodes will be taken down due to the reviewed work's distributor issuing a copyright claim. Brad himself has started to refer to such removals as "Lionsgated" given [[Creator/Lionsgate that studio]] caused the first case with Hillary's America (twice!) and did it again with Diary of Mad Black Woman. As Missing Episode above shows, new episodes usually return following an appeal, but at least one old one (Can't Stop the Music) seems to be nixed right upon upload.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Sometimes, Brad-As-Himself and Cinema Snob verbally disagree with one another as if they're in the same room; Cinema Snob hates everything, while Brad loves horrible movies, so of course they clash.
    • In the review of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, the Snob not only talks to Kung Tai Ted, the two have a full-fledged fight scene.
  • What Could Have Been: The second part of the I Spit on Your Grave review was supposed to open with a nit-picky rant from the Third Rate Gamer. But he couldn't do it due to schedule issues, so Brad got Josh Hadley to do it instead.


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