- Crosses the Line Twice: Good gravy, does it ever!
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: His joke about schoolchildren running and jumping because "they don't know I'm only using blanks." The recent crop of school shooters, unfortunately, do not.
- Heartwarming Moments: Emo ends many sets with a heartfelt "Thank you for being my friends."
- The Woobie: Despite the unnerving nature of his persona, its innocence often means you can't help but feel a sort of affection for it. But then, this is the whole point.
YMMV / Emo Phillips