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Brad Jones riffs certain shows (usually that haven't been given an official video release in years, if ever) as himself.

The following have been reviewed for DVD-R Hell:

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  • Welcome To Pooh Corner: Too Smart for Strangers
  • Heil Honey I'm Home!
  • Rock: It's Your Decision
  • Poochinski
  • How Can I Tell If I'm Really In Love?
  • Intergalactic Thanksgiving
  • Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool
  • Bibleman
  • Animalympics
  • Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet
  • The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
  • Deception Of A Generation (in two parts)
  • Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake
  • Cavemen
  • Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat? (in two parts)
  • B.C.: The First Thanksgiving
  • Casper and the Angels (two of the episodes)
  • The Day The Clown Cried (April Fool's episode: it's actually Demo Reel: E.T. The Porno)
  • Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty
  • Christmas Comes To Pacland
  • Tequila and Bonetti (intends to do a review for each episode)
  • Doorways to Danger
  • Hell's Bells


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DVD-R Hell Provides Examples Of:

  • Alternative Character Interpretationinvoked: Rock: It's Your Decision is presented as if it's the brave story of a young man who, in spite of overwhelming peer-pressure, rejects a powerful tool of Satan to glory in the grace of God. Brad points out that it pretty much looked to him as the story of a young man who is systematically brainwashed and mentally dismantled by his parents and church because he dares to like a genre of music they don't.
  • April Fools' Day: The DVD-R Hell episode on the unreleased Jerry Lewis movie The Day the Clown Cried is the Snob team take on Doug Walker's Demo Reel, trying to remake the infamous E.T. The Porno.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Brad references some of the less family-friendly sections of the Bible numerous times throughout his Bibleman review, though only once does he play the trope straight.
    Child: [Singing] You can take a trip to lands unexplored/And meet up with heroes who fight with the sword...
    Brad: Damn right, they're fighting with a sword! For as it says, "Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before The Lord against the sun!" Severed heads, children! It's in Numbers; look it up. note 
    • He also brings up the more violent sections of the bible in his reviews of Deception of a Generation and Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat? to counter the hosts' biblical quotes.
  • Berserk Button: Brad's review of Rock: It's Your Decision turns serious once protagonist Jeff starts criticizing rock stars for being "homosexuals". He proceeds to give a very detailed, straightfaced explanation of everything that's wrong with the movie and theorizes that ten years afterwards Jeff hanged himself.
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    • Similar happens when the two hosts of Deception Of A Generation state that the Smurfs were basically gay zombies. Brad doesn't end the review but he does chew them out on their anti-LGBTA bigotry.
  • Call-Back: In one episode, Brad takes a look at the short-lived series The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, about a black butler in the White House during the Lincoln administration. When Dave does the Midnight Screenings review of The Peeples, he mentions a trailer for a movie called The Butler, an Oscar Bait feature...about a black butler at the White House. Obvious "Totally classic Pfeiffer!" references are made.
  • Dan Browned: Rock: It's Your Decision did some terrible research on the songs it vilified. Brad quickly called the movie out for this, debunking each and every one of the movie's arguments. A particularly bad example on the movie's part:
    Jeff: (providing "examples" of Satanic songs) "Evil Ways" and "Soul Sacrifice" by Santana.
  • invoked Designated Hero / Designated Villain: Within his review of Rock: It's Your Decision, he feels that Jeff himself is actually the villain for how he becomes a judgmental Jerkass so quickly, and with it to him takes up the mantle of villain, despite being present as the hero of the film. He also feels his friends Marty and Melissa are in fact the heroes of the film, with Marty saying everybody has a right to their own taste in music, and asking Jeff why he's going off the deep end with how he's acting. He himself actually says of Marty that the film finally has a hero when Marty asks why Jeff is going off the deep end, but comments that the film will treat him as a villain.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Bibleman, Brad realizes he's picking on little kids singing about the Bible. "Do I make any more jokes? How many more jokes can I make before I just sound like a prick?"
  • invokedEveryone Is Satan in Hell / The New Rock & Roll: Rock: It's Your Decision, Deception of a Generation, Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat?, and Hell's Bells are all about this. Brad repeatedly calls them out for the "Quote Mine something the villain said or did, claim the show/song endorses it" technique.
  • Fan Boy: Brad pointing out everything Gary and Phil got wrong about the cartoons they were complaining about on the Deception of a Generation episodes.
  • invoked Fridge Logic:
    • At one point in Rock: It's Your Decision, Jeff, the main character complains about how an instrumental rock song is being played, but has so far only had an issue with the lyrics of rock songs. Brad directly asks why he'd have such an issue with an instrumental song, which seems quite the leap of faith for Jeff.
    • In the Too Smart for Strangers special starring Winnie the Pooh characters, Tigger tells Roo that unsafe places are places where there are no other people around. Brad again directly asks and points out that if there's no other people around, there's also no strangers, and gives a puzzled look in reply.
  • Funny Background Event: At the end of the Rock: It's Your Decision review, Brad describes just how messed up the movie was & how it pretty much detailed the utter ruination of the main character as he is brainwashed. As he states that he is sure that, ten years later, the main character would hang himself, Lloyd picked that EXACT moment to jump up onto the couch as Brad smiles.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong / Gone Horribly Right: Implies the protagonist of Rock: It's Your Decision might be this, as his family and pastor attempt to get him to realize how sinful rock music is, only for him to change into an outright zealot who even lashes out against his mother for her love of soap operas.
  • HA HA HA— No: During the Heil Honey I'm Home! episode:
    Hitler: I've been a very very bad Hitler! [slaps his wrist]
    Brad: Ha ha ha ha...because he killed millions of people!
  • Have a Gay Old Time: Brad's a big enough Looney Tunes nerd to pick up on overdubbing, such as when Taz tosses salad. "For over twenty years, those have been the noises I make whenever I toss a mean salad!" He instantly recognizes his error and flips the bird to the audience.
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: When the "hero" of Rock: It's Your Decision starts railing against "Satanic music", Brad realizes he's just got to get in on this.
    "You Belong to the City." Like how Sodom and Gomorrah was a city?"
  • Hypocrite: The Deception of a Generation review has Brad calling out the hosts for being this. After those guys complained about "occult imagery" in 80s cartoons, Brad points out similar things in The Bible and Looney Tunes that they have no problem with.
  • Insult to Rocks: His review of Rock: It's Your Decision.
    "Aww!! The Captain & Tennille is a sin now, too?! Calling the Captain & Tennille a "sin" is a sin against the word sin!"
  • Jerkass Woobie:invoked Brad's interpretation of the main character in Rock: It's Your Decision.
  • Local Reference: "[Doorways to Danger] was also the only video credited to Sunrise Video Productions, maybe because they realized they were much better at making breakfast."
  • Memetic Molester:invoked In Deception of a Generation, Phil Phillips ("...a living, breathing Richie Rich...") is implied to be this, as well as a Momma's Boy who poops his pants and must fight the urge to masturbate to She-Ra. It only gets worse when Brad shows what Phil looks like nowadays.
  • Mood Whiplash: The reason Brad loves Tequila and Bonetti so much is that it's a gritty cop show that deals with violent crimes, but the cop's sidekick is a talking dog.
    Snob: [Bored] Alright, there's gotta be something to watch on TV.
    [The cops are discussing a murder, with the victim's body still hanging from the ceiling]
    Snob: Cop show...I guess I could get into this for a bit.
    Tequila: [Sniffing around] What's this? Bay rum, and...a poodle! And comin' into heat soon! Oh, wow...
    Snob: What the FUCK?!
  • No Infantile Amnesia: One of the hosts of Deception of a Generation relates an anecdote from when he was two years old in a way that suggests he isn't aware this would be unusual. Brad is somewhat skeptical of this claim.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Brad thinks DVD-R Hell is too harsh for something he likes such as Tequila and Bonetti, and starts calling the episodes on that show DVD-R Heaven.
  • Nostalgia Filter: In Deception of a Generation, Gary, having grew up with Looney Tunes, tries passing it off as harmless with no occultist imagery whatsoever. Brad is quick to point out how wrong that is.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • From the Poochinski review:
      Brad: Wow. A shame this was only a pilot. There are so many unanswered questions. (beat) No, seriously, there are.
  • Oh, Crap!: Brad when Winnie the Pooh was about to talk about molestation.
  • Pirate: Brad started out the first video dressed and talking as one, since he would be watching from a pirated disc. Then he decided not to make yet another character and just do these reviews as himself.
  • Quizzical Tilt: This is Lloyd's reaction to the "don't molest me" song from "Too Smart For Strangers".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: "Okay, I like Patch and Kayla, too. Days of Our Lives was awesome in the eighties! That's when they had Nick the Pimp!"
  • Running Gag: The Cavemen episode has Brad increasingly getting annoyed when the cavemen refer to themselves as such, saying "No, you're not! You live in an apartment!"
  • Science Is Bad: The children in the episode of Bibleman he reviews sing about science as if it's some kind of disease you can catch, and if exposed to it, you need to 'go and grab my Bible just in time' for fear of, I dunno, Science-cooties or something.
  • Self-Deprecation: Occurs in part 5 of Hell's Bells:
    Eric: He's the horn-headed dude in the red pajamas.
    Brad: Don't say "dude". You're not cool. And I say that as a 37-year-old man with a backwards hat.
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: Subverted. In The Pagan Invasion: Halloween, Trick or Treat?, Brad has a hard time ripping the posh-sounding British female host's paranoid, holy-roller stupidity due to this trope. It's easier to pick on the American "bald old guy with glasses" male host....
    Brad: "At least he looks like an ill-informed dick..."
  • Special Edition Title: The episodes reviewing each Tequilla and Bonetti episode (all 12 of them) rename the show DVD-R Heaven, as Brad absolutely loves the show.
  • Spoof Aesop:
    • Mr. T: Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool has such gems as, "If you have a gold allergy, best go home because you can't be anybody, much less somebody", "When you forget your pants, just take off more clothes!", and "Maybe I, too, can one day star in my own tampon commercial".
    • If you're ever in danger, do nothing, and God will smite Dr. Insano for you. (Bibleman)
    • Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet
      "Y'see boys, if you have a girl who's crushing on you who you're not really into, the obvious answer is to make sure they get as fat at possible. That way, they'll be too distracted by food, and too slow to chase you down! (incredulous laughter) Thanks, seventies!"
    • Remember what Gary Coleman says, kids: When in doubt, head for the library! (Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake)
      "The homeless and the sex offenders will help you for sure!"
  • Stunned Silence: Brad does this when Winnie-the-Pooh starts talking about child molestation with Piglet in the Too Smart for Strangers special. Jillian doubles it with a Jaw Drop.
  • Take That!:
    • Rock: It's Your Decision has ones to Nickelback, Amy Grant, and Bobbie Gentry, among others.
    • The only thing Deception of a Generation proves is that Scooby-Doo was never funny.
    • Brad lets it fly toward NBC's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London during Animalympics
    • When one boy in the dorky, 50s-style musical number in Bibleman sings about going to the Bible to learn about politics & science, Brad identifies the kid as a young Rick Santorum.
    • "You know how I know you're full of shit? Because you just referred to Nightmare on Elm Street 5 as a well-crafted, elaborate horror production."
  • Take That, Audience!: Referring to Animalympics as the Furrylympics.
    Douchey McNitpick: Dear Cinema Snob, I was deeply offended by your recent—!
    Brad: IT WAS A FUCKING JOKE.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Brad starts off the series this way, then decides he's not going to host the series as a character, but as himself, and takes off the eyepatch.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Invoked, in the Poochinski episode of "DVD-R Hell", where he says that the concept the film initially appears to be setting up — a gritty police detective show starring Peter Boyle as a cop whose only friend is a stray dog that he adopts — could potentially have made for a very good TV series. Unfortunately, what actually happened was that Boyle's character died half an hour in and his soul possessed the dog; the resulting series would have followed the adventures of Poochinski as a talking dog who teamed up with his former partner to solve crimes. Needless to say, Brad was distinctly less enthused by this concept.
    • Then Brad finds Tequila and Bonetti, which is essentially this exact plot done better, and declares it the best thing ever.
    Is Tequila and Bonetti the best in the trilogy of talking-dog cop shows? Um, Tequila and Bonetti is the best in the trilogy of anything.
  • Tranquil Fury: Brad occasionally delves into this, seeing how the reviews aren't in character. Prominent instances are in Rock: It's Your Decision and Deception of a Generation - throughout the latter he is particularly livid despite never raising his voice.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic/Unintentionally Sympathetic: In-Universe: He feels the main character in Rock: It's Your Decision falls under both. He's a "normal" teen who enjoys rock before learning the evils of it, and preaching them to his friends. He's supposed to have seen the light and is speaking out agains sin, but the Brad thinks he's become a close-minded bigoted Jerkass constantly harassing his friends about their hobbies, and then turning on his mother for her love of Soap Operas. He also feels that while the movie is trying to frame him as morally just, the Brad feels sorry for him and feels he's the product of a controlling family who've dismissed his interests and tried to mold him into their mouthpiece.

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