- Alternative Character Interpretation: In The Country Bears: "And they're off to rescue Christopher Walken from those creepy bear suits!"
- Bizarro Episode: The Outtakes Special hosted by Kill Bozby is pretty weird. The "commentary" for it is mind-meltingly INSANE.
[in the Haunted Mansion Holiday, we see thunder and lightning — really a remix of Worm Quartet's "Mommy's Broken"]Bizarro!Jerk: "What the— Huuuuh?!"Bizarro!Ghost Host: [which apparently now sounds like Kermit the Frog singing "Pictures In My Head"] "Remember when you were bored in my head? Caved in again, we can't repair my head."Bizarro!Jerk: "Uhhh... we're not having any of that."Bizarro!Ghost Host: [which apparently now sounds like Ludwig Von Drake] "Oop dig-a-dig-a, oom-pah-pah!"Bizarro!Jerk: "I shall consult my brain at the acceptability of this— whoop, none."
- There's even a Bizarro Commentary for the Halloween Time episode, "explaining" how Jerk got the mafia to cut off his fingers note , how human beings are 90% butter, how one time when he was two, Jerk murdered a clown, cut it open, and put all his stuff in the clown, how man-eating elephants can metamorphose into really big buildings with scary-looking clocks, and so many other weird things, before finally concluding that every religion is wrong.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Most of his jokes are this. Such as him comparing selling merchandise with Voldemort's name on it to selling Hitler Ovens to Jews.
- Ear Worm: "I get paid to make these decisions! I get paid to make these decisions!"
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
- Foe Yay: "They always told me Satan would be attractive..."
- Fridge Brilliance: In It's A Small World Holiday, Jerk promises that he won't subject us to the ride's title song "be it in part one, or the inevitable part two". He apologizes for "breaking his promise" when he plays his parody song...but that doesn't happen until part *three* so he technically kept his promise!
- Fridge Logic: In-universe, a few from the Back To The Future ride review:
- Back To The Future II begins on October 21st, ten days before Halloween...but there's no Halloween decorations up.
- During the ride pre-show, Doc Brown debriefs the audience on Biff Tannen, saying he graduated the Hill Valley High School class of 1955. In the first film, which takes place in Fall of 1955, Biff is bullying George McFly to do his homework for him. If Biff had graduated that Spring, he wouldn't have any homework for George to do.
- Doc Brown sends the audience back in time to prevent a paradox...directly contradicting his message at the end of Back To The Future III, where he realizes the future is still unwritten. He jokes that there's potentially two Doc Browns, if only to make a paradox/pair of Docs pun, but in the commentary for the episode, says that people messaged him later, saying that that was an actual popular fan theory.
- Friendly Fandoms:
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
- His character of "Kill Bozby", a Bill Cosby parody who's also a depraved psychopath, becomes a lot less funny after the multiple rape allegations against the real Bill Cosby. Lampshaded in his "Shrek 4D" review.
- His many jokes about Jews and the Holocaust after the election of Donald Trump, who Tony is sincerely worried about (And let's just leave it at that).
- Genius Bonus: In the Simpsons Ride review, he compares Disneyland and Universal Studios to Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy's characters (respectively) in The Breakfast Club. What studio released The Breakfast Club in 1985? Universal.
- Growing the Beard: He finally manages to "keep his hilarious digressions to a minimum" in season two, vastly improving the show's comedic rhythm and keeping the critiques themselves on point.
- Harsher in Hindsight:
- His Small World review ended with Jerk going back in time and blowing up the original ride, only to realize his mother was inside and being erased from existence. By a cruel stroke of coincidence, Tony's mother actually did die between this episode and the following one on Star Tours, which actually features an In Memoriam for her.
- Following Tony's very bitter departure from the site, every joke he's done about finally joining Channel Awesome, especially the Running Gag in his Back to the Future: The Ride review where the Nostalgia Critic pesters him to pander to his (the Critic's) fanbase and have a more frequent upload rate. note
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- His ABC Goes To Disney World video does the "show's theme song goes on way longer than it should" gag several months before Too Many Cooks.
- Pretty much anytime in his earlier videos when he mentions that Lucasfilm properties had to be licensed from a separate studio.
- In early May 2015, he released a review of The Simpsons Ride (which opened in 2008) at the Universal theme parks. Part of the review is devoted to mocking the fact that Harry Shearer was dropped from the project for demanding too much money despite not being an A-lister outside of the show. Only five days later, a similar contract dispute led to Shearer (temporarily) leaving the show entirely.
"With parks that rely almost entirely on properties Disney owns... Or buys out eventually."
- The same video, he mentions that Rupert Murdoch slept with the enemy (Disney) by allowing them to create an American Idol attraction in their parks. More than 2 years later, Disney has bought out the majority of Foxs assets, all regarding entertainment. And with Disney parks having a land dedicated to Avatar currently and once had an Xenomorph on the Great Movie Ride, this quote about Disney parks becomes glorious:
- When discussing Back to the Future: The Ride, Jerk mentions that "[l]ike so many things that alter history for no reason, this ride is all George Lucas' fault". Lucas would later be seen directly altering history.
- In his Small World review, he states that he once heard that there was a place that was not a Disney park, and admits that that might be something worth looking into. Two seasons later, and Jerk would actually begin reviewing Universal Studios attractions, as well as also creating the "Some Jerk Visits" series, which is specifically about Jerk vlogging his trips to other parks that aren't Disney or Universal.
- Tony points out that the only time he's ever received a Content ID claim is on Escape from Tomorrow, which is both hilarious in how hypocritical it is given the Dancing Bear of that film, and also in the fact the film is basically if Tony's show was a medium budget horror film.
- When Doggans and Spazzmaster learn that they're going to be riffing the Disneyland Opening Day Telecast with Jerk, Doggans's response is "Don't look at me. I thought we were here to review Fantasmic!" Even though Spazz points out that they already did, this didn't stop the trio and friends from actually reviewing it again a year later. Admittedly, they waited until the show had been revamped at Disneyland first.
- In his Shrek 4D review, Tony claims that the hubris DreamWorks Animation has with their Cash Cow Franchise is the reason why their live-action division is following Touchstone Pictures. Shortly after the review came out, DreamWorks announced that they were cutting ties with Disney in favor of Universal...who's parent company acquired their animation unit a year later.
- Memetic Mutation:
Tony Goldmark: And this is the bit that broke all [our] comments sections, because literally none of us can mention the Tower of Terror anymore without someone in the comments copy-pasting...Everyone: The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror... [etc]
- "GUMMI BEARS 4 THE WIN"Explanation
- "The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror..." It's even started showing up in the comments of Spazzmaster's videos.
- Take That, Scrappy!: In-Universe:
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: In-Universe.SJWAC: (upon seeing Christopher Walken in Country Bears) Look, he still thinks he's in a movie.
- Unexpected Character: A lot of people were surprised to see Dominic Smith in Jerk's One Movie Later for Thor: Ragnarok.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Don't let the subject matter fool you — the Jerk is just as profane as any internet critic. Mention of him or his videos is actually a bannable offense on at least one Disney park fan forum, MiceChat, due to his decidedly family-unfriendly nature.
YMMV / Some Jerk with a Camera