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  • Alternative Joke Interpretation: In the episode on Barbie games, one segment on the Commodore 64 game has Jon jokingly theorize that the reason Ken keeps calling Barbie with the exact same phone call for a seemingly nonexistent date is because Ken had died and Barbie's going insane unable to accept it, followed by a mini-skit of Ken from the beyond calling again, saying "I miss you. It's so quiet after you die. There's nothing. But the voices, they never stop. (beat) See you in an hour!" The last bit reads as just a simple Mood Whiplash gag, but some viewers thought that based on the circumstances, this was actually some kind of thinly-veiled threat or warning that Barbie's about to perish herself.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: You know the Los Angeles Dinosaur from the "California Games" episode? Yeah, it exists...sort of.
  • Awesomeness Withdrawal: It's become a well-known inside joke of the JonTron fandom to wait forever for a brief moment of happiness and continue to wait forever for more JonTron.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Many of the endings of Jon's videos are this, especially since they tend to be Gainax Endings.
    • At the end of his Dino City review, Jon sings Katy Perry's "Firework," and he even reenacts a scene from her music video. His performance of this song is noted on his Awesome Music page. Despite later references (and performances) of this song, the BLAM that particularly sticks out is at the end of the first performance, the music cuts off, Jon turns to face the camera, and a caption displays on the screen that reads (with some sound distortion) "Death comes to us all." This is never referenced in following performances.
    • At the end of "Bootleg Pokémon Games," Jacques says "Boobs," then there's a close up on Jacques followed by an image of a sumo wrestler. After a Beat, there's an image of an udder, and the video ends.
    • The end of "Hercules Games" has Jon commit suicide while confessing how he never wanted immortality anyway. As we see his body on the couch, the word "POOP" appears flashing. And then the video ends.
    • The end of "Food Games Part 1" has Jon force a strange, Gollum-like thrall named "Grimbo" bring him food. This character has never been alluded to in the entirety of Jon's videos up to this point.
    • The end of "Food Games Part 2" has the random appearance of the Kool-Aid Man, played by Ethan Klein of H3H3 Productions.
    • The inexplicable appearance of Goblin Head Boy in Episode 2 of Starcade, who arrives with absolutely no prior foreshadowing and is disposed of just as quickly.
    • In his movie review of Dark Dungeons, a man named Rich the Homeless Guy enters the video and startles Jon. He's never mentioned again.
    • The Monster Clown gag from his Howling II review, which arrives out of nowhere and is gone in seconds.
    • In his movie review of Christmas with the Kranks, Jon randomly slits his wrists. At the end of the video, Jon interviews random people on the street, one of whom claims to be Allah and starts proselytizing for his personal religion. There's a relatively large portion of time given to this strange man at the end of the video despite there being no foreshadowing or relevance to Jon's work. Neither of these things are foreshadowed or brought up again.
    • The VR Troopers review has Jon talking with a bizarre VR Chat player dressed as Piglet, who asks Jon to touch his ears in an uncomfortably suggestive manner and then jumps off a cliff. Aside from a vague commentary on how real VR isn't like people in the '90s imagined it would be, it's never explained, referenced, or mentioned ever again.
    • A brief gag in "Buying Dumb Things Online" has Jon toss his newly acquired pillows into a chair, whereupon they appear to form a sentient being complete with the kanji font from Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
    • In REAL GHOSTS Jason Voorhees suddenly appears behind Jon's couch, literally out of nowhere. Jon grabs a saber to cut off his head, stuffs his remains into a garbage bag, and sends it down on a 1920s elevator he inexplicably has in his "apartment". This is never brought up again.
  • Bizarro Episode: Apples and Grapes. What starts off as a MySims review quickly devolves into Surreal Humor culminating in Jon and PeanutButterGamer eating, you guessed it, apples and grapes. Even several years later, viewers are baffled.
  • Broken Base:
    • The StarCade series. Some feel that it's a funny and well crafted love letter to the Star Wars saga, others feel that it's unfunny, disappointing, and The Nostalgia Critic-esque jokes ruin it. Some people feel that Jon himself doesn't seem interested in it, leading to rumors that were plausible, such that Jon wasn't in control of the series and is merely the star, to the outlandish ones like Disney produced the series to hype up The Force Awakens. Jon denied these rumors in his Jon Spills The Beans video, confirming that he was, in fact, in control of the series. There's also the fact that the series continues to suffer from Schedule Slippage despite Jon repeatedly insisting that all the filming had been finished for a while now and that the rest of the series would have a more frequent upload schedule.
      • This is somewhat helped by the finale – it was over 20 minutes long, made a nice Call-Back to an older review, brought closure to the overarching plot with Darth Vader that was never referred to after the first episode, and (most importantly) finally saw Jon & Arin in a video together for the first time since the finale of their Super Star Wars playthrough on Game Grumps, exactly two and a half years prior.
    • As with any popular Youtuber, there are inevitably people who feel his newer content has lost that special spark, and those who like it just fine. It all depends on whether you think Jon is making good use of the show's obvious Big Budget Beef-Up, or if it distracts from his signature style. Lampshaded when Jon meets the Great Bootleg.
      "That's hokey, and old JonTron was better!"
    • Flex Tape II: The Flexening. To some, it was a welcomed return for JonTron with skits that were just as funny and quotable as before. Others, however, were disappointed that his first video in 11 MONTHS felt less like an actual video and more like an advertisement for Flex Seal products. The fact that the video was sponsored by Flex Seal didn’t ease their concerns either.
    • Jon’s lack of video game based videos. Despite starting out focused on the genre, Jon has completely lost focus on talking about games, with him not doing a proper game review in years. Many enjoy the current content, but others complain that while Jon’s humor is still the same, the subject matter is too different from the videos that made him a star. Many believe that Jon ignores games nowadays because playing through them takes more time in comparison to his reaction videos.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    Jon: You're telling me there are ten classic Namco video games in this one small box that looks like a tiny version of the box it used to be in? WELL, SIGN ME AND THE REST OF AMERICA UP! We got a couple years before the housing crisis, let's have some fun!
    • His videos with the character "Malkovich" run almost entirely off this style of humor.
      Malkovich: It is always fun to see the misfortune of others, especially a mother who has lost her child!
    • This line, roughly paraphrased, from his 2015 Q&A video, discussing the high production values of Starcade vs. his older videos:
      Jon: I understand what people were saying about the older videos, my older videos had a very sort of voyeuristic feel....y'know, like, I put a camera in your bathroom, watch you takin' a shit......maybe that's a little too far......
    • *toots toy horn* "I CAN STEEL HEAR THE SCREAMS, PAPA!" *toots toy horn*
    • When a 'duel' with Obi-Wan in one of the Star Wars Plug-n-Play games mostly consists of Jontron wailing on him with his lightsaber:
      Jon: I tried this tactic on my grandpops to get him to stop drinking and throwing stuff but all he hid was screeeeeeeeeaammm....
    • In Jon and Ethan learn Kung Fu, Jon gets Ethan a karate gi... off of a child's skeleton collecting cobwebs in Jon's closet.
    • Disney Bootlegs gives us Hitler singing Hakuna Matata.
      Hitler: Hakuna Matata. What a Reich-worthy phrase. Hakuna Matata. No Jews, crips, or gays!
    • From the same video, Simba hanging himself is actually pretty least until Jon lets out the mother of all "Oh My God"'s and then autotunes it into himself singing "The Circle of Life."
    • Really, his Disney Bootlegs video runs on this humor throughout. Tons of Nightmare Fuel, Nausea Fuel, Suicide as Comedy, and that's not even mentioning the fucking Elsa games... Eventually the viewer will end up in tears of laughter, but mostly as a coping mechanism to avoid permanent mental scarring...
      "Wanna see something re-e-e-e-e-al bad?"
    • Waterproofing My Life with FLEX TAPE has Jon finding increasingly bizarre and rather disturbing uses for the Flex Tape until he finally becomes one with the Flex Tape, and an epitome of perfection that no longer belongs on Earth.
    • The ending of "Turducken Chef", where the titular Turducken comes to life and kills all of Jon's friends before he shoots it with a shotgun, blowing it apart and spraying blood everywhere.
    • In the VR Troopers review, he shows footage of a user in a VR chat who seems to believe Jon is a little boy, wants Jon to touch his ears in a disturbingly sexual manner, and invites Jon to form a suicide pact with him. Ordinarily, this would be very uncomfortable, but the fact that the man doing this has an avatar of Piglet turns it from disturbing to hilarious. His morose-depressive voice and ambiguous accent just makes it that much more absurd.
      Other User with a SPARTAN avatar: We must inform Pooh.
    • In the opening of his "Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull Vodka" video, he cycles through the original four Ghostbusters before settling on Dan, and...
    Jon: (looking at Harold Ramis on his list of contacts) Definitely not gonna pick up.
    • In his "Buying Dumb Things Online" review, he finds a positive customer review of the novelty Yodeling Pickle, from someone who claims that it helps their father with Alzheimer's disease, because whenever he gets angry, the pickle goes off and causes him to forget what was making him mad. Jon then cracks that it's not that impressive, because "forgetting's what he's already good at."
    • Jon getting shot to death by children is dark, but when they start scanning the room for further threat, roll around, then shoot him again, it just becomes hilarious.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The Great BootLeg, who only had thirty seconds of screentime in just one review ("Disney Bootlegs"), is beloved by the fans for being a clever, creative, and hilariously dark and twisted gag.
    • Grimbo, the Gollum-like goblin creature that Jon keeps chained to his couch, only appears twice (and the second time as a corpse), but is one of the most memorable gags in Jon's entire repertoire, being just out there even by Jon's standards.
    • Phil Swift became a real-person example of this with the Flex Tape video, thanks to his impressive acoustics, habit of violently destroying various objects (before fixing them with Flex Seal products) and sheer infectious glee in doing so making him extremely popular, to the extent that Jon acknowledged the overwhelming fan demand and made a Flex Tape sequel, in which Phil himself actually participated.
    • Jimmy quickly established himself as Jon's favourite member of the Kid Nation cast, due to him being the Only Sane Man despite being the youngest child taking part, and dropping out at the first opportunity. Jon later interviewed the now-adult Jimmy, who became even more of an Ensemble Darkhorse due to rolling with the punches of Jon's shenanigans and having a nice sense of humor about everything, to the point where people genuinely hope he makes regular appearances.
  • Fountain of Memes: Thanks to his popularity, numerous quotes and moments from his videos have popped up in various places online, with gifs of him being especially popular.
    • A secondary fountain is Phil Swift, with his sheer enthusiasm and unusually destructive methods for selling Flextape and related products making him very quotable.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • When the D&D cult's lair is collapsing in "Dark Dungeons", Jon notes that "John is clocking in at a whopping 3:19". Those who know their Bible verses would be aware that that specific verse actually has thematic connections to the plot of "Dark Dungeons". note 
    • In "Flex Tape II", Jon is brained by a bust of Prometheus before seeing a vision of Phil Swift. Prometheus was, of course, the titan known for bringing mankind a truly wonderful invention.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • When Jon got his start, he was much less atypical in terms of his reviewing style and comedy. It wasn't until his "Joe and Mac" review that the editing and comedy started to improve to a form more resembling his current works.
    • "Hercules Games", the first episode of Season 2, shows a further increase in production value and sets the tone for the following episodes. According to Jon himself, this trope was his exact intention.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • During the top six horrible boss battles video, Jon makes a joke saying "finishing games is for Bioware" and "Sorry guys, we ran out of time making the game." at the same time. A little harsh since this was made at the start of 2011...and Mass Effect 3 was released a while later.
    • A joke from Jon's Daikatana Part 2 review where he says "we don't hate Bill Cosby just because he made Leonard Part 6" is rather cringe-inducing years later when Cosby was accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, three counts of which he was convicted for.
    • Jon states that it would be easier to control the Mars Rover than to control the characters in the Titanic bootleg game in the Titenic review. In February 2019, the Mars Rover Opportunity would shut down.
    • "Dr. Ho: License to Pratice" has a joke where Jon acts as the hunchback of Notre Dame, who's happy he can move on from just staying in the bell tower all day. The episode was uploaded the exact same day of the Notre Dame fire. Jon found the memes blaming him for the fire hilarious though.
    Jon: This gothic-ass building has been STANDING IN FRANCE for like, one thousand years, but it's gotta come down TODAY, when I'm uploading a Notre Dame joke, of which how many of them out there are there?
    • In "Food Games (PART 2)", Jon jokes about how the map of New York City in Yo! Noid looks like a nuclear holocaust and somehow the Trump Towers survived, and then says "Oh God, this is the alternate universe where Trump wins, isn't it?"
    • Jon joking that Larry King is dying after trying some of Dan Aykroyd's crystal skull vodka is very hard to stomach after King's death in January 2021.
    • In Workplace Safety, the PSA about sneezing into a tissue to avoid spreading infections was mostly funny in how overly seriously it was treated, but much of that humor is lost after COVID-19 made everyone aware how legitimately dangerous it could be.
    • Kid Nation has him wonder if the parents could be liable if their children get hurt due to signing them up for the show. During his interview with Jimmy, Jimmy revealed he and his parents weren't informed about how little supervision there would be and thought it would be like a slightly more extreme summer camp or a kid version of Survivor.
    • In Reading Unhinged Reviews on Google Maps, handicapped comedian CrippDaddy guest-stars. At the end, Jon drops him off in a random alley and Cripp starts making the long trip home, wondering if he should pick up a deep dish pizza on the way. A little over a month later, Cripp would actually die by drunkenly choking on some pizza.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: The ending to “Hunting Dungeons in a Dungeon” has Jon never realize his wife is just a cellphone program. Years later, and the man’s engaged.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Jon predicts that there'll be a Final Fantasy XIV-II that would bring about the Reckoning. Then Square had to redo the entire game... and decided to do so by bringing an apocalypse to the game world, setting the new game a couple years after this "event". And it quickly becomes Irony when the redone version, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was so well-received that the influx of subscriptions raised their quarterly revenue by nearly fifty-million dollars and singlehandedly pushed Square Enix back into financial stability.
    • In the intro for the Nostalgia Critic's "Nostalgia-Ween' in 2014, Jon "kills" the Critic for reviewing Foodfight! after he did. Fast forward a year, and JonTron has reviewed the movie "Titanic: The Legend Goes On," which the Nostalgia Critic has already done. And the video was released on Halloween, no less.
    • Another example of this happened in episode Bootleg Pokémon Games, where Jon said that he cannot see a game about monsters using phones catching on. Undertale is about monsters, many of which use phones... and it's insanely popular.
    • Another Pokémon bootleg example comes when Jon criticizes the concept of cellphones in Bootleg Pokémon Diamond, sarcastically claiming it “totally gets him in the Pokémon spirit.” This was two years before Pokémon GO was released.
    • In the first Are You Afraid of the Dark? video, Jon has a brief Suddenly Shouting rant at Canada because "[their] money's cartoon" with a picture of Looney Tunes (referring to the fact that their one-dollar and two-dollar coins are called "loonies" and "toonies" respectively). One year later, the Royal Canadian Mint puts out commemorative coins featuring, you guessed it...
    • Many people have said that Reuben, the Bible-promoting librarian who argues for the existence of God in "Zoo Race", bears a remarkable resemblance to former US Vice President and known religious conservative Mike Pence.
    • In his review of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Jon compares the sudden gameplay shift between the N64 Banjo games and the Xbox 360 game to Nintendo releasing a trailer for Super Mario 64 and actually giving fans "Mario City Simulator" upon release. Years later, in lieu of the Nintendo Switch's release, a teaser trailer of Super Mario Odyssey was unveiled, beginning with Mario exploring a city closely resemblant of New York. Fans of Jon were quick to the punchline, joking that he predicted Odyssey.
    • Episode 4 of Starcade has Jon playing an Empire-approved game which argues that "The Destruction of Alderaan Was an Inside Job". This video was uploaded a year before the release of Rogue One, which revealed that, essentially, the destruction of the Death Star was an inside job thanks to deliberate sabotage by its designer.
    • The ending of "Bootleg Pokémon Games" implies that Jon got sucked into one of the games. Then, when Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire came out, many said that Professor Birch looked like Jon.
    • Since Starcade has Jon in an SS Uniform as a gag with him channeling his "inner bad guy", one could say that now he's a Nazis and a Star Wars.
    • Lampshaded onscreen in VR Troopers, in a video uploaded mere days after Bitcoin cryptocurrency crashed in the markets, a Bitcoin joke is accompanied by flashing text on screen reading "I RECORDED THIS JOKE 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE BITCOIN BUBBLE LOL"
    • In his Charlie’s Angels game review he talks about how “even talent can’t escape its gravitational pull”, with the AVGN’s face being the one of the many talents that floats by. Guess what game the Nerd reviewed 5 years later...
    • At the beginning of his review of several Barbie games, Jon voices a Barbie doll and a Ken doll in a short skit where Barbie is forced by Ken to stay home and have children with him instead of going to work or education. Jacques then asks what Jon is playing, to which he replies nonchalantly, "systemic oppression" before giving a Blank Stare to the camera. In the Barbie (2023) movie, part of the plot involves the main Ken, portrayed by Ryan Gosling, convincing the other Kens to revolt and oppress the Barbies under a patriarchy. After the film's release, some fans joked that Jon predicted the plot of the Barbie movie.
    • In Jon's review of the Home Alone based video games, he's haunted by the ghost of Macauley Culkin. Who in 2018 would actually appear in videos by RedLetterMedia and The Angry Video Game Nerd, discussing the Home Alone games and films.
    • In Waterproofing My Life with Flex Tape, Jon says before riffing on the Flex Seal infomercials that he is in no way sponsored by Phil Swift or Flex Seal in anyway, but jokingly says that he wishes that he was. Come Flex Tape II: The Flexening and not only is he being sponsored by said company in the video, but Phil Swift himself helped work on the video with him.
      • This could also double as a heartwarming moment as well as it shows that Phil has a sense of humor at least, and had no hard feelings towards Jon for essentially poking at him and his products in a fun and silly way.
    • Jon's reaction to the space shooting segments in the Stairfax Temperatures episode are of pure ecstasy, until he reaches the end of them within minutes, lamenting their short length. One common reaction to the experience in Starlink: Battle for Atlas is similar to this, as the game can be finished up relatively quickly just after the game opens up and the Legion begin their assault on the Atlas galaxy (though at least that game's gameplay remained consistent throughout).
    • Another example from Star Fox: Jon complains about not being able to use Fox's blaster like in Super Smash Bros., except he actually shows footage of Street Fighter II instead. Ryu would join Smash a few years later, and he even has the Suzaku Castle stage as in the video.
    • Jon's skit from the Starcade series with him dressed like a clown and pulling out a gun suddenly became relevant again when Joker (2019) came out and the skit got combined with Joker's talk show interview due to their similarities.
    • Jon becomes absolutely horrified at one of the enemies in the "Pokemon: Pikachu Edition" bootleg in the Pokemon Bootlegs episode, specifically the one he dubs "Abomination", the creature with the body of a beetle, a yellow head, and what looks like a fez. Not only does the creature itself resemble Scraggy in terms of shape and color palette, but the idea of literally mixing and matching creature parts that couldn't be any more different from one another is made official with Galar's fossil Pokemon, looking just as horribly mismatched.
  • Memetic Badass: Phil Swift, who fans and YouTube commenter frequently depict as an all-powerful god of home repair who can fix anything - even underwater! - as long as he has enough Flex Tape/Seal. Flex Tape Part II: The Flexening almost canonizes it, depicting Phil as the holy ruler of his own dimension called Flexworld made entirely of Flex products.
  • Memetic Molester: He depicts William from Titanic: The Legend Goes On as this.
  • Memetic Mutation: Enough to have its own page.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The Audible Gleam at the end of the intro.
  • Narm Charm: Obi-Wan's monologue on Anakin's betrayal set to video of a toy the flash games Jon was playing was based on. It manages to be both humorous and depressing.
  • Nausea Fuel: Some of the bootleg creatures in the Disney Bootlegs video are disgusting, not to mention some of the bootleg Frozen flash games and their Squick-filled ugliness.
  • Never Live It Down: Though Jon has retained his fanbase, his comments on race have continued to be brought up years after he's since shut up on the subject.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Multiple:
    • Jon's cameo in episode 8 of Songify the News. The comments on that video became rife with references to Jon's show (helped by the fact that Jon and Schmoyoho have collaborated) as well as comments happily praising Jon's singing.
    • Markiplier and Ross' appearances in episode 2 of Starcade.
    • People flipped their shit when Jon was actually seen on the news when Apple released the iPhone 6 in stores. Jon himself acknowledged this on his Twitter, stating he found it weird the news reporter asked him to take a picture with him for the story segment (even though Jon was only included for B-Roll...).
    • The absurdly adorable miniature horse that Jon shares his Thanksgiving brick with in the first part of "Food Games".
    • The DVD seller in "Foodfight", who has three seconds of screen time.
    • His cameo in Mike Tompkins' acapella cover of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (in honor of the 2013 World Series). Although Jon only sang one line ("If I never get back"), everyone in the comments has unanimously agreed that Jon made that video.
    • Grimbo in "Food Games", who only appears for one brief scene in the first part (in the second part, he's dead from a Pepsi overdose). The second part also has Ethan Klein as the "Kool-Aid Boy", and the bizarre delivery man who brings in Jon's replacement for his broken Macaulay Culkin head bust.
    • Arin appearing as Darth Vader in the final Starcade episode. Complete with Dance Party Ending.
    • That one man Jon interviews at the end of the Christmas with the Kranks review pretty much stole the show.
    • The bizarre creepy-depressive VR Chat player with a Piglet avatar and a thick foreign accent who only appears in the first two minutes of "VR Troopers".
  • Overshadowed by Controversy:
    • In the early months of 2017, Jon commented on some of his political views on Twitter. This, along with some politically-charged statements he made while making guest appearances on a few streams, inevitably resulted in a massive amount of Flame War that culminated in the equally controversial (if not more, depending on who you ask) removal of his originally planned cameo from Yooka-Laylee shortly before its release. Jon defended his statements as being misconstrued while admitting that he should not have dug himself into the topic and was not prepared for the backlash. Even to this day, any time someone mentions Jon, expect at least 10% of following comments to mention the infamous stream/political discussion.
    • After abstaining from such talk after this backlash for years, Jon got into similar trouble over his tweets about vaccines, though it hasn't reached the same heights of infamy as the prior example.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "It'll be out faster than you can say 'Issa- issat someone in my bat'room? Issat someone in my bat'room? I can see an outline, but I'm not sure...'"
  • Seasonal Rot: Jon's recent videos have gotten some backlash as he hasn't made a game review in years (despite those videos being the foundation of the channel) and the vast majority of his output has been reaction videos. This has caused some to say that Jon's gotten lazy with his work, not helped by him admitting the main reason he still makes videos is for money.
  • Shocking Moments: The grommets of the internet lost their collective minds when Phil Swift actually appeared As Himself in the Flex Tape sequel video.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • During the hanging scene in "Disney Bootlegs", Jon's right hand exits the green-screen range. Given the nature of the scene, though, it's more reassuring than anything.
    • The new set introduced in the Titanic: The Legend Goes On review uses green-screen effects for the windows behind Jon's couch. The effect is decent if the camera is stationary, but whenever it starts panning or zooming, it becomes painfully obvious that the editing team hasn't mastered the effect yet. Thankfully, they solved the problem by adding curtains on the set in the "Disney Bootlegs" video.
  • Squick: EVERYTHING in "Disney Bootlegs", especially those horrifying Frozen games. Bonus points go to Bootleg Zazu and the Great Bootleg slowly vomiting a game disk onto the ground.
    • A good majority of "Turducken Chef", where Jon rather messily tries to cook a turducken. note  Key word being "tries".
  • Tear Jerker: See here.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Many were not happy with Starcade for a multitude of reasons: the triple-A budget strayed away from Jon's usual tastes of comedy, the amount of time it took to release them slowed down the main show's schedule, and people even perceived the joke delivery to be lackluster.
    • Season 3 is getting hit with this as well as Jon's sitcom-esque set, more elaborate skits, and increase in movie reviews has some fans yearning for Season 2's setup to return, feeling that the show's higher budget is interfering with Jon's comedy style. Not helping matters is Jon putting away videos he considers to be Old Shames or not fitting with the current style of the show, leaving fans that loved his old videos feeling irate.
    • The change in Jon's format has gotten even worse now in seasons 4 and 5, as he's since completely abandoned reviewing video games. As of this writing, Jon has yet to make a game review since four years ago during season 3. While his new content is popular, it still can feel like a bit of a betrayal to his older subscribers, given he amassed the large fanbase that he has today primarily through video games. Some have suggested this change occurred because Jon realized that watching movies or just shorter videos would allow him to put together his videos faster than going through the effort of playing a whole game.
  • Unexpected Character: So, how many people expected Phil Swift to appear in Flex Tape 2?
  • Visual Effects of Awesome:
    • Jon's Starcade miniseries, on top of his usual brand of wit and humor, features some rather impressive special effects and set design for an internet review show. Jon reviews games in replicas of different parts of the Millennium Falcon, the intro to the comm room features a rather nice panning shot showing the extensiveness of the set, and some rather impressive CG effects are used for exterior space shots.
    • Jon's video for his Fireworks cover has impressive animation in it. Check it out.
    • Jon's new theme on Flex Tape 2: The Flexening for the show after a nearly year-long absence. The visuals make it feel like a public access television opening.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For those not won over by the large scale of Flex Tape 2, the smaller scale and more riff-focused Soulja Boy Makes a Game Console brought back fans of his older content style.