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  • Base-Breaking Character
    • The 61st episode of the podcast features the infamous Richard Kuta as a guest. Considering the episode was about fetishes, particularly Richard's own diaper fetish, the video comments were largely disgusted by his presence on the show without Jim keeping it grounded in sensibility. However, there were some that defended Richard, stating that all fetishes are weird.
    • If the comments on episode 99.3 say anything, many were not happy at the fact that the infamous Ben The Looney appeared as a guest due to his controversial drawings of cartoon characters (some of which are underage) in pornograpghy.
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  • Critical Research Failure: In his "5 Cartoonists That Hated Their Work" video, he says that ReBoot and Beast Wars were made by Rainmaker Studios. In reality, both shows were made by Mainframe Entertainement before they got bought out by Rainmaker.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Pan has a pretty twisted sense of humor.
    "Incest, incest, it's the best! Put your sister to the test!"
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: For the Pizza Party Podcast, Gables, Paleo, Nicholas, and Ken. Not to mention Pan's little CISter Emily.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • A minor one with fellow YouTube animation critic The Mysterious Mr. Enter, whom Pan has taken some very gentle, indirect shots at and was criticized in one of the podcasts as being more of a compulsive nitpicker than an actual critic. Fans of Mr. Enter, meanwhile, find Pan's videos to rely on too much crude and cringe humor, in addition to being too boring compared to Enter's ranting. There are many people who like both of them, however.
      • After Mr. Enter posted a video about how everyone (including Pan Pizza) were being mean to him, Pan eventually stepped up and commented that he apologized for what he's done to Mr. Enter. note 
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  • Foe Yay: There is a growing number of Slash art between Pan and NerosQ, a YouTube commentator largely mocked by the fans due to his Wangsty character design note  and his Literal-Minded/Quote Mine approach to Pan's criticisms regarding The Powerpuff Girls (2016).
  • Friendly Fandoms: After inviting them onto his podcast and promoting them, I Hate Everything,, Guru Larry, and Saberspark began sharing an audience with Pan's fans.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • His joke about John Kricfalusi liking little girls and creeping on women turned out to be far more accurate than one would like to believe when it was revealed he had sexually abused teenage girls all the way back in the 90s.
      • Similarly, exactly six years after Pan posted this joke tweet about ProJared, many female fans of Jared revealed that he sent them unsolicited nude pics, some of the fans being underage at the time.
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    • His crack at Channel Awesome's low-budget game show Pop Quiz Hotshot in his DXP review was timed right as the "Change the Channel" movement against them was heating up, but only a couple weeks before the channel's controversial rebuttal pushed almost every remaining producer off the channel (and even some sponsors) and officially killed the site's credibility. The game show being funded through an Indiegogo scam was one of many complaints against the company.
    • Pan calling Butch Hartman "History's Greatest Monster!" in his Phantom Planet review rings a bit more true following the controversy regarding Hartman's OAXIS Entertainment Kickstarter.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In the video explaining the Boston Bomb Scare, Pan insults Boston for taking the event so seriously by saying "Who cares about the Boston incident anymore? I mean, who even cares about Boston in general?". (He even goes so far as to knock Singapore in the process.) Four months later, an actual bombing happened.
    • Pan praising Cartoon Network for trying new things (even if they bomb) instead of relying on 24/7 reruns of a certain show can seem a lot less positive after Teen Titans Go! became very Adored by the Network, which ended up causing other rebooted CN shows to become more like it. This was later lampshaded by Pan in "5 BEST / WORST Modern Current CARTOONS". However, despite its fan backlash, Pan finds TTG to be rather average at best. It does become a lot more uncomfortable with Cartoon Network's treatment of other shows such as giving the boot to Regular Show and promoting TTG to an uncomfortable degree.
    • In Pan's "Top 5 Current Cartoons 3" (January 2016), Pan jokes about how the next Ben 10 reboot will be a comedy. The next Ben 10 reboot was a comedy, and was derided by many for being another Teen Titans Go clone. Pan also lampshades this in "5 BEST / WORST Modern Current CARTOONS".
    • In his review of Doogal, he comments that it was brought over by The Weinstein Company, including a clip of Jon Stewart saying he agreed to do the movie because he fears Harvey. Cut ahead several months and the deluge of Harvey Weinstein accusations have come out making Jon's comment a lot less funny. Pan addressed this in the 89th episode of the podcast, and even edited the title of the Doogal review to refer to it as "Harvey Weinstein's Doogal".
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: In his "Top 10 WORST Animated CARTOON Moments of 2016", he went on a rant on how Kubo and the Two Strings was unfairly treated at the box office. Two weeks later, it would get not 1, but 2 nominations at the Academy Awards.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
    • Podcasts and Tumblr posts have indicated Pan's not too fond of the way Adventure Time has been handling its romance sub-plots, along with calling one of the show's writers, (Jesse Moynihan,) a bit of a whiner after said writer took to /co/ to defend himself and his writing style against a bunch of people who were either angry fans or trolls. This has caused Pan to get some criticism from groups of Adventure Time fans who feel that Pan's merely expressing a "They Changed It, Now It Sucks!" kind of opinion.
    • Similar criticisms have been given to Pan in regards to him losing interest in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic around the time of the show's third season, though in all fairness he never said he began hating the show, and might watch season 4 one day.
    • Inverted in regards to him liking shows that people hate such as Teen Titans Go! and Pickle and Peanut. Pan actually admits to really liking the former despite originally not wanting to, so the simple fact that he actually enjoys these shows that sparked a lot of They Changed It, Now It Sucks! reactions (like fans of the 2003 Teen Titans cartoon) has caused him to get the occasional "now I can't take your opinions seriously anymore if you honestly enjoy this crap" kind of comments.
    • His utterly scathing review of the original Ultraman, going as far as to calling it "the worst show ever", earned the flak of many.
    • Depending on some, his hatred on the reboot on Powerpuff Girls, mainly due to some getting tired of him having to remind people how he hates it. It got the point where Pan got into a scuffle with Danny Antonucci who believed Pan's parody on his own show getting "rebooted".
    • His review of Final Space has been well recieved for the most part (including a positive response from series creator Olan Rogers), but there are still quite a few comments from rabid fans who insulted Pan for judging the show despite only watching the first three episodes of it.
    • Also, pick any personality he and the podcast crew have made fun of, even in jest. You'd be hard pressed to find someone they poked fun at that someone didn't jump to their defense.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In his Wander over Yonder review, he mentions that it's actually on Disney Channel and not a sub-channel like Disney XD. Now, Wander has moved to XD. Doubles as Harsher in Hindsight or a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, depending on your opinion.
    • In his Johnny Test review, he said that Adventure Time and Regular Show will die, while Johnny Test will still be there. Guess which show ended first?
    • In his thrashing of Jem and the Holograms, he notes how the film includes an (out-of-context) clip of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in low-quality, when the show broadcasts in HD, and that the film's studio was probably too lazy to request HD footage from NBC. The studio in question is Universal Pictures, whose parent company also owns NBC.
    • In the very first Pizza Party Podcast, Pan challenges Ken and Nolan to try and do a podcast without him. A couple of years later, Nolan and Ken starred in the Mommy's Boys podcast.
    • Pan frequently mentions that he is Mexican and resembles Dib from Invader Zim. A little while after he started making videos, Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez revealed that Dib and his family, while they appear Caucasian, are actually fair-skinned Mexicans.
    • In his "Top 5 Best/Worst Cartoons Vol 7" video, he mentions that Pop Team Epic should be on [adult swim], but not the Toonami Anime Block. Take a wild guess which of those two blocks later ended up picking up the block.
    • When Pan Pizza first talked about Final Space he rather liked it but by the time it actually became a show his opinion went on a complete 180.
  • I Am Not Shazam: He is not Rebel Taxi. The character is named Pan-Pizza, and he drives the Rebel Taxi.
  • Memetic Badass: MOTHAFUCKIN GABLES!
  • Memetic Mutation: It's juice 'n jam time!
  • Nightmare Fuel: In "Top 10 Worst NICKELODEON Moments & Controversies", he gives a Real Life example regarding the various kinds of Fridge Horror and Fridge Logic against the Worldwide Day of Play: Right when one WDoP started broadcasting in Salt Lake City, Utah, it was suddenly interrupted by an Emergency Broadcast about an local oil-refinery fire that could potentially cause an area-wide contamination. And yes, said Broadcast was one of those kinds.
  • Reclusive Artist: The only chance people have of seeing Pan's real face (outside of happening to meet in in real life) is if he were to get to the $5000 a month mark on his Patreon. Though it may have been leaked in this tweet.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • In the middle of the first part of his Toy Story SNES LP, he tells a story of a friend he had a crush on who liked his videos. One day when he tried to ask her out, she basically laughed at him, and stopped talking to him after that, breaking Pan's heart. You can tell that it's a painful memory for him to recall, because near the end he's desperately trying not to cry. Even though he can be a pathetic loser, you can't help but feel sorry for him.
    • His distraught attitude during parts of his "Top 10 Worst Animation Moments of 2017" video compared to the previous year's worst moments video, particularly when talking about the sexual harassment claims made towards Chris Savino and John Lasseter and even a mass shooting over Ember McLain. The video's ending, however, talking about the best moments of 2017 and how Regular Show restored his faith in animation, is more a happy tearjerker.
    • In his "Phantom Planet" review, while pointing out how Danny is Unintentionally Sympathetic for wanting to quit being a superhero to protect his loved ones, he admits that he's starting to grow tired of making videos, feeling that his content is starting to decline, but has to keep doing it since he's not being hired for character design.
    • Many fans had been worried about Pan's health since he made on announcement regarding his heart palpitation on his "6 - Top 3 BEST/WORST Failed Animated PILOTS & SHORTS (@RebelTaxi)" video.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Pan Pizza himself. He's constantly ridiculed by his co-hosts in the Pizza Party Podcast and even outside of the podcast he likes to play up how pathetic he is with plenty of Self-Deprecation and stories of his awkward social interactions. His sheer awkwardness ends up being part of his appeal for fans.


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