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Robert Thomas, better known as Bobsheaux on various sites, is an internet artist and reviewer. His reviews are mostly about comics and films.

He started his career when he did a review on Batman: Through the Looking Glass.

Some of his famous reviews and Top Ten lists are...

He also started his own comic book series known as "Cadaver Hills", which you can buy online.

His YouTube page can be seen here. He also has a deviantART account

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  • Action Girl: The Cinderella who stars in Cinderella 3D is one of these so they can spice up the story with chases and battles. This gets him to ask a question the filmmakers never did: if this version of Cindy is a confident ass-kicker who's repeatedly punching out big burly men, why is she still putting up with all her abusive family's crap?
  • All Just a Dream: The *Air-xtended Budiverse* arc turns out to be this, as revealed in the Pup Star review.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: invoked
    • He claims that Cool Cat is a Stepford Smiler desperately seeking validation.
    • At the end of The Swan Princess 3, he speculates that the Odette that came back was actually a demon in disguise, claiming that it explained several plot holes in The Swan Princess Christmass: Odette not knowing what Sharing Day is, the soulless way characters sing, and the weird facial expressions.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: In-universe, in the Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure review, Bob calls shenanigans on multiple things that Ravenfox points out all exist: there are real metal detector phone apps, multiple types of seagulls live in Wisconsin and you can grow a whole willow out of a single twig with the right conditions.
  • Artistic License History: Mentioned this trope while reviewing The True Story of Puss 'n Boots. He went on to say that he wouldn't be so bothered by how historically inaccurate the movie is if it weren't calling itself a "true story".
  • Badass Adorable: Brought up in his Monster Trucks review when he envisions one of the characters with rocket boosters on his wheelchair.
    Bobsheaux: That would be awesome!
    Raven: And adorable.
    Bobsheaux: And adorable!
  • Berserk Button:
  • Big "NO!": His reaction to Jerry O'Connell's Herman Munster from the failed 2012 Mockingbird Lane pilot.
  • *Bleep*-dammit!: Regardless of his swearing, he only censors the F word.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: The explanation why the tin soldiers shut down in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
    Bobsheaux: Sugarplum turns into a doll and the tin soldiers go Battle Droid here too? Why? Because science? Because vagina?
    Raven: Because science vagina, yes.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Bob states that Stan Lee uses this WAY too much in his version of Superman.
  • Broken Aesop: His main issue with The Little Panda Fighter and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale.
  • Canon Discontinuity: His main issue with Rankin/Bass' adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Catchphrase: "Must be a Bobsheaux!" every time an animated movie throws in something disturbing, inappropriate or explicit that no kid should be exposed to.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: One of his main issue with Legend of the Dark Knight 1 is that DC wants to make Batman edgy, but then they throw Batman: The Brave and the Bold at the audience.
    Bobsheaux: Make up your mind, DC!
  • Clark Kenting: He points out the Block Heads in his "Gumby" review that they could've morph into something else so Gumby and his friends won't notice them, but all you need is to wear a hat and no one can spot the difference.
    Bobsheaux (wearing a different hat): Don't recognize now, can ya?
  • Crossover:
    • He reviewed the 2012 Mockingbird Lane pilot with Fedora from "Oh, The Horror!"
    • His brother appears with him in several reviews.
    • He later did his review of Ringing Bell with the Stupid Team.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Glare: He gives a really furious glare when he sees the "moral" in Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-Universe in his shared review of Ringing Bell with the Stupid Team. While the Stupid Team cries over Chirin crying over his mother's death, Bobsheaux merely laughs out loud. The Stupid Team calls him out for this, and he defends himself by saying that Chirin's crying is more like a kid throwing a temper tantrum for not getting candy.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Some of his early reviews didn't have a music intro, compare to his later reviews from 2013 onwards.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: In his Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale, he pointed out how everything in the movie is trying to kill the main protagonist.
  • Filler: His main issue with Larry Semon's adaptation of Oz.
  • Foil: During Bobsheaux's review of Kubo and the Two Strings, he contrasts said-movie with Isle of Dogs. His summation of the review brings it home, saying how the former has emotive voice acting, decent fight coreography and good musical score, in contrast to the latter's lack thereof. Raven also adds her own comparisons between the two movies. While both movies are set in Japan, neither have much in common outside of that. According to her, "Isle of Dogs" seems set in Japan for the sake of being set in Japan, and doesn't feel like a Japanese movie so much as it feels like a movie dressed up to look like it. Meanwhile, the creators of "Kubo and the Two Strings" took the time to study Japanese settings and culture, and made it such a story that it could not take place anywhere but Japan.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: He reviewed the first episode of The Greatest American Hero In the Style of The Cinema Snob.
  • Fridge Logic: invoked In his look at Cinderella 3D, he's confused as to why the movie's more assertive Cinderella puts up with her stepfamily's crap. He views it as something of an Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: His reactions to Panty from El Arca.
    Panty: Hi Handsome.
    Bobsheaux: (pushes other characters) Hello, yourself.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: He states in his Tappy Toes review that he never like Happy Feet, as he feels like it's penguins reenacting American Idol. Luckily, he hasn't gotten too much backlash for his opinion.
    • In-universe in his "Phantom of the Opera" review where Bob states he doesn't care for Michael Crawford as the Phantom. He states that he sounds like a operatic version of Professor Frink.
  • Hell Is That Noise: How he reacted to the beginning music from A Christmas Story 2.
    Bobsheaux: AHHH!! Synth trumpets!
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Implied. Bobsheaux decides to watch the "Goodbye May Seem Forever Scene" from Richard Rich's The Fox and the Hound instead of the "She's Gone" musical number from The Swan Princess III to show how the former earlier work handles a character experiencing grief better than the later work.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A very subtle example in his review of The Impossible Elephant.
    Bobsheaux: Now the movie's throwing comic book reviews at us? How's that supposed to be entertaining?!
  • I Got a Rock: After seeing Tuffy, he begins searching for one immediately.
    Bobsheaux: Wait a minute, here's one! (kills Tuffy)
  • It Makes Sense in Context
    Bobsheaux: Okay, so this Happy Feet knockoff is ripping off The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Makes Sense! (shrugs)
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: If a movie is bad enough, he'll pull out a bottle of alcohol and drink on screen. Popular examples of this happening are in his reviews of Tentacolino and Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games.
    • It returns again in Romeo and Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss when he discovers that it's a stealth animated Titanic movie.
    Bobsheaux: As long as Captain Morgan keeps making more iced tea, I'll be just fine.
    • And he does it again for his review for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, except this was after Raven mentions adding the booze in there "and the trope would be complete" in the scene where Chef Louie chases Sebastian again.
    Bobsheaux: Now you're talking! *Drinks from his bottle*
  • Interspecies Romance: In his Cinderella review, Bob wonders how a female turkey has a dog for a son. He thinks that maybe the prince was adopted, but there's no indication that that statement is true.
    • He seems to have quite an... interest in Panty.
    • His girlfriend Raven appears onscreen as an anthropomorphic red-haired raven. Literally!
  • Kick the Dog: Parodied this as the lesson from his Gumby: The Movie review.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: In some of his reviews, his pet cats often show onscreen.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: He lets out a long sigh when Raven makes a "Muhammad Collie" pun in his review of Space Buddies.
  • Language Barrier: Despite liking the movie, his main issue with Roadside Romeo is that most of the characters speak in Hindi instead of English. Granted, he knows it's a film from India, but what's the point of speaking both languages if viewers can't understand what they're saying? He had to buy the actual copy of the film so he can read the subtitles.
  • Let's Watch: He did so far Foodfight!, Life's a Jungle: Africa's Most Wanted, Jock the Hero Dog, and The Adventures of the American Rabbit.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: When he reviewed The Swan Princess - A royal wedding, all he had to say about the Pinball scene was: "Llllets just... pretend that... that didn't happen, o.k.?"
  • Limited Wardrobe: Surprisingly, invoked at times. In most reviews, his outfit is usually a red velvet jacket. But he'll wear a different costume depending what he's reviewing, like as Batman, Superman and Heath Ledger's Joker.
    • Unlimited Wardrobe: While reviewing Batman: Through the Looking Glass, he switches various hats in-between shots.
  • Logic Bomb: According to Bob, The Legend of the Titanic and its sequel Tentacolino fall into one of these. The first movie shows the mice making it safely to New York, while the second movie shows that none of them made it home after they were trapped in Atlantis and not allowed to leave, making the first one impossible to have happened. Since the first one did not occur, neither did the events of the second, both movies disappearing entirely.
    • Eventually resolved in his review of the sequel TV series Fantasy Island (not that one) where after a convoluted series of events, the cast does make it back to New York, though several more plot holes are introduced by the series.
  • Mama Bear: Raven displays a mild example in the Puppy Star Christmas review (a request from a little girl) as she keeps chastising Rob whenever he curses or in general says anything that might be inappropriate for a child to hear.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Revealed during his Christmas livestream in 2018.
  • Military Salute: Part of his Signing-Off Catchphrase (seen as pictured).
  • Missing Steps Plan:
    • In his review of The Impossible Elephant, he says the main duo's plan to break the elephant out and get him to recover doesn't have any intermediate steps between "break elephant out" and "get elephant to recover".
    • When talking about The Land Before Time 7, he says Pterano's plan to use the Stone of Cold Fire to take over the Great Valley seems to have some large gaps in it.
  • Narration Echo: He mentions loving this trope (although he didn't know what it was called).
  • "Not So Different" Remark: His views on Fisk Black, claiming despite making a lot of people groan as an action hero and having a wife and kids over the years, he's still an average guy who deals problem like everyone else.
  • Obligatory Joke: In his review of Cool Cat Kids Superhero, he has this to say:
    Bob: And here's me making the obligatory "reviewer making fun of Erik Estrada" joke.
  • Off-Model: Mentioned this a few times, such as Youngblood.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has this reaction when he discovers that he's out of alcohol during his Spooky Buddies review.
  • Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: During the Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom review, anytime Bob expresses an opinion on the quality of the movie production a legal disclaimer pops on the screen to express that Bob's opinion is subjective and not considered superior to other people's opinions.
  • Papa Wolf: Like many online reviewers, Bobsheaux constantly makes it clear he holds movies geared towards children to a very high standard and loathes when they are mediocre, have awful characaters or morals, or outright demean them.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He proudly wears a bright pink tuxedo in multiple Barbie movie reviews and looks quite dashing in it.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: He does call out movies such as The Emoji Movie for shaming girls that want to be princesses as a lazy attempt at a feminist message. By comparing it to just switching from The GAP to Hot Topic.
  • Review Ironic Echo: In his Magic Gift of the Snowman review:
    Snowden: Landon, Emery Elizabeth, wake up! Hurry! Something terrible has happened!
    Bobsheaux: I know, we've been watching it for twenty-one minutes now!
  • Rooting for the Empire: invoked He cheers for the T-Rex in Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs.
    • He also cheers for the black wolf in "Flight before Christmas" because of his unrepentant dedication to being evil and his somewhat original plan to steal the powers of Santa and his reindeer by eating them all.
  • Rule 34: In "Tentacolino", he tried looking for R34 fanart on Smiles and his love interest. Surprisingly, he couldn't find anything, and was thankful this apparently didn't exist.
  • Running Gag: His hatred for Michael Bay's Transformers films.
    • His usage of "Great Continuity!" from Phelous when something is contrasting the continuity of the comic or book he's reviewing.
    • The tendency for him to find himself running into animated Titanic movies or something very much like them.
    • Brent saying that he has to pee.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe. He treats Tuffy, the Nibbles character in Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz, like this. He views the little gray mouse as a random fanfic inserted character who steals all of the thunder from the two title characters and acts like a total Purity Sue.
  • Shared Universe: If this post is to be believed, he is part of the Reviewaverse thanks to the crossovers.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the review of Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure, Bob keeps urging Barbie to get together with her best friend.
  • Shout-Out: The name of his series "Bobsheaux" being pronounced as "Bob Show" is one to Tom Servo deciding to change his name to Htom Sirveaux without changing how it's pronounced.
  • Shown Their Work: He applauds Tappy Toes for showing how Pingo got into dancing.
  • Stepford Suburbia: Refers to this trope as "Tim Burton Conformist Suburbia" in his video on Frosty Returns. He even makes a few Communist jokes due to its 50's aesthetic.
  • Story Arc: During March 2013, he gets stuck in the Land of Oz (sort of) and has to review three films and a television pilot based on the Oz series.
    • Tends to have these every so often, generally themed around a particular aeries or franchise.
  • The Swear Jar: Did this briefly when Richard Firmin was about to say "shit", but instead said "gibberish".
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Bob talks like that when he plays as Victor.
  • Toon Physics: In his Tom & Jerry review, Auntie Em tells the two that they need to protect Dorothy. Bob thinks it doesn't make sense, since they lived in a world of cartoon physics where they can survive almost anything without lasting harm.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Bob states in his Batman/Superman #1 review that Batman is an unemphatic jerk.
  • Unexplained Accent: Bob doesn't know why the chimpanzee from "The True Story of Puss 'n Boots" has a Jamaican accent.
  • Video Review Show
  • Viewers Like You: His girlfriend Raven Fox opens up with this in every review, stating that the video is "made possible with contributions from viewers like you." And yes, it also plugs his Patreon to drive it home.
  • Viewer Pronunciation Confusion: invoked
    • In his "El Arca" review, he pronounces Panty's named "Panthy". He later points out that he called her that, mostly due to the Bombay's lisp.
    • He pronounces Ra's al Ghul's name "Ray" in his Cheetahmen review, though you can't blame him since his name being pronounced is a long debate.
    • In one of his Land Before Time reviews, he pronounces Giganotosaurus as "Gigantosaurus".
  • Visual Pun: When he states about a donkey and a doe from El Arca making out.
    Bobsheaux: Apparently, she's an asses' girl.
  • World of Weirdness: The Reviewaverse.
  • YouTuber Apology Parody: Bob sighs and expresses regret to Derek Savage for harshly reviewing Cool Cat Saves the Kids. He notes that the video was taken down because of a copyright claim, but he then defends it as fair use.


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Used when discussing The Magic Gift of the Snowman.

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