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All moments of questionable mileage depending on your taste pertaining to the Super Gaming Bros. should go here.

  • Acceptable Targets: Speedrunners. While Johnny is an avid watcher for AGDQ and other speed-running charities, the trio can't help but make jokes about how they go through very oddball movements, quirks and leaps just to save four seconds of their lives.
  • Anvilicious: Johnny feels that the Genocide route in Undertale dives too deep into this, claiming that the game denies the player of anything fulfilling and beats it over their head that being a dick is wrong. While Johnny did understand that the whole point behind the Genocide route is to show how dark players have to be just to get 100% Completion and see everything, he feels that both the Genocide and the Pacifist routes should have equal gameplay and content and that despite whatever points the game was trying to make, he just wants to play the game as a game rather than being told what he is doing is wrong.
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  • Archive Panic: Over 550 videos on his channel with almost 200 of them being reviews (as of March 3rd 2019), NOT counting the SGB era. To say nothing of the other channel Johnny works on. Or the other one.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Sonic Child Abuse Protection" gag from Johnny vs. Ecco the Dolphin.
  • Broken Base:
    • The fact that he and Elliot reviewed Five Nights at Freddy's on his main channel had set an alarm on his fans due to how big of a divisive series it already is.
    • Like with FNaF, Johnny's decision to review Undertale had been causing a divide between fans. While many have been excited or curious to hear Johnny's opinions on the game, there have been some who didn't want him to review it out of distaste for the fandom and/or the game itself. Comments on videos mentioning the game predictably became minefields.
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    • Johnny doing sponsored videos for his reviews have divided his fans quite a bit. You have people calling Johnny a sellout and not doing actual reviews while others say Johnny can do both and sponsored videos help him pay the bills.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • A minor one occurs in the Pokémon Generation 2 review not from Johnny, but from Ryan, when the three (Ted was there too) question some evolution methods. Ryan takes a potshot at Generation 4 for the use of trade evolutions... which have existed since the beginning of the series and appeared in every generation. Worse still, this was said when the Porygon line was shown onscreen, with Porygon reaching its first evolution by trade in the very generation they're reviewing.
    • In his Sonic '06 review, when he gets to Shadow defeating Mephiles years prior to the game's plot beginning, he says that it contradicts Shadow's backstory of being asleep while that was happening. Other than the game being a Continuity Reboot (which even he brings up), the game, obviously, presents this part of the story as part of a Stable Time Loop, since Shadow doesn't remember doing it before he does it.
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  • Ear Worm: The theme music for Johnny's reviews that appears in videos starting with the Wind Waker review is pretty catchy - it helps that Tee Lopes, who's responsible for more than his fair share of Awesome Music (such as the Sonic Mania OST) composed it.
  • Ending Fatigue:
    • As a general rule in his reviews; once Johnny thinks or utters "When does this end?", he shifts his brain to autopilot and rushes to finish the game to review it, rather than to enjoy it.
    • In Reviews, Mary Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16. He brought his brothers and Matt over to record footage for the game. However, Johnny notes that the game really wears out its welcome fast.
    Johnny:...I couldn't even grant the game that much. This is what we looked like when we started, and this is what we looked like when we couldn't take it anymore. From just one board. With the lowest amount of turns selected.
    • The sheer length of the Metal Gear marathon has irritated some fans. This was inevitable considering the franchise's infamously long story sequences and the fact that Johnny decided to review nearly every game in the series, but to put things in perspective, the first video of the marathon was posted on the 16th of November 2015. The last video was posted on the 6th of April 2016. The Metal Gear marathon lasted nearly 5 months. Not helping was the fact that the Metal Gear series was voted by fans to be reviewed before the MOTHER and Star Fox franchises, meaning those who wanted to see Johnny review those games first were left waiting for close to half a year.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: "Drunk Johnny" from the Super Mario Sunshine review.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: During the Metroid: Zero Mission review, Elliot praises the map system that has been added for the remade version, and he is relieved to no longer rely on Nintendo Power. Cue Nintendo Power actually ending few years after that.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • In terms of his experiencing franchises that have grown the beard, there's his video of the Shantae series. He didn't hate the first two games, but felt that they didn't have enough good stuff in them to fully recommend them. With Pirate's Curse, he felt that this was the first beginning to an good game in the series.
    • Johnny's style of doing his reviews was a bit similar to The Angry Video Game Nerd where he would do skits and get really angry if a game did something that pissed him off. Over the years, Johnny has relied a lot less on skits and doesn't show extreme anger towards a game he's reviewing unless he feels that it deserves it. Johnny also researches his games more and dives into subjects related to his review to give viewers a more educated review.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: His retrospective of the Mega Man (Classic) series featured a lot of glowing mentions of Keiji Inafune and Mighty No. 9 that became a lot less fortunate when the latter entered Troubled Production and appraisals of the former became a lot less friendly. Johnny's own review of Mighty No. 9 was fairly negative, and when he went back to the series in his Mega Man X reviews, it's not hard to notice that he no longer uses the words "Keiji Inafune himself."
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: He found Metroid Prime 2: Echoes to be disappointing in comparison to Metroid Prime.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Sonic 3CD & Knuckles & Knuckles had the joke of adding "& Knuckles" at the end a title before it became popular.
      • With the "& Knuckles" mode in Sonic Mania, now you can play as the Knuckles Twins.
    • In at the end of his review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, he gives a brief review of the then-recent Updated Re-release of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, noting that he enjoyed the improvements Christian Whitehead's Retro Engine brought to the game and how he hopes it could be used for an original game to bring a truer successor to the Genesis classics. Fast-forward three years later and that exact thing happens in the form of Sonic Mania.
    • Johnny lampshades that this trope is present in Sonic Adventure 2, when Eggman blows up half the moon, a fact that every future Sonic game does not acknowledge, and never ceases to fail in showing a completely intact moon if they're showing the moon.
    • At the end of his review of the SNES Star Fox games, he wishes Nintendo to properly finish and release Star Fox 2, but realizes that it's probably not gonna happen for redundancy reasons. Well, it looks like Nintendo themselves has listened.
    • The day that Johnny posted his Chain of Memories review was the day a new D23 trailer for Kingdom Hearts III came out.
    • In Johnny's review for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 2010, he wonders what would happen if Sonic threw a lit match in Oil Ocean Zone. He shows an animation of Sonic doing just that with the explosive results seen from outer space. Seven years later, Sonic Mania makes Johnny's dreams come true by causing the entire surface of the oil pools light on fire if Sonic jumps into it with the Flame Shield. Johnny was very ecstatic.
    • Remember when he said that Mega Man 6 and 7 weren't ever re-released on any other platforms? Well, now that problem's fixed with The Legacy Collection 1 & 2, though that problem had already been solved with the re-releases of those games on the Wii U Virtual Console a couple of years beforehand.
    • When showcasing the Sonic 1: Burned Edition hack, which was infamous for initially having a bug where the game would freak out upon killing a Caterkiller, for Sonic Hacking Contest 2015 Johnny starts freaking out when the midboss to one of the stages was a giant Caterkiller. Come Sonic Mania, the boss for Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1 is indeed a giant Caterkiller.
    • In his Sonic Generations review, he jokes that he'll probably be finding new things about the game in the years to come...assuming his Xbox 360 doesn't red-ring in that time. Now that the game's been added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program, he can easily play the game on the Xbox One if he wants, with graphical updates to boot on the Xbox One X.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Johnny's infamous Evil Laugh has spawned many laughs, having it being played over clips of Sonic, Mephiles, and even Clement laughing.
    • Johnny's Crash Bandicoot dance has inspired some remixes and parodies.
    • This picture of Johnny holding two amiibo. It has become popular to photoshop various different objects onto Johnny's hands or to photoshop that face on to the head of other images. The amiibo picture became so memetic that in the very first entry of the Sonic Hack 2016 contest, the hack shows off the swinging ball and chain with Johnny's amiibo face on it, which causes the group to crack up in hysterics.
    • Due to the Kingdom Hearts marathon being interrupted by several unrelated games (those being Knuckles Chaotix, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Sonic Mania, Metroid: Samus Returns, and a game subscription service), viewers have made jokes about those games being part of the Kingdom Hearts series as well, with remarks about how weird the series timeline has gotten or how Sora has somehow transformed into a blue hedgehog, bandicoot, or armored bounty hunter.
  • Memetic Badass: Nathan's been in the Air Force, can take on eight soldiers before getting knocked out, can get out of handcuffs faster than a magician, and arrested a Saiyan. During the Freedom Planet stream, he joked the only thing he's not done is meeting Jesus in person; yet.
    • Says he actually met Jesus in the Majora's Mask 3D stream, amongst other things like defending Air Force One (on the ground for refueling, but still).
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Johnny's laugh is this for how infectious and memetic it is.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The ending to the Undertale review.
  • Pet-Peeve Trope:
    • Slippy-Slidey Ice World. Specifically, the Frictionless Ice trope that usually goes hand-in-hand with it.
    • Gravity Screw: (It should be noted that he is a fan of Super Mario Galaxy despite this.)
    • Knockback: He absolutely hates this. If there is Knockback in a highly difficult game, he will complain about it.
    • Fake Difficulty. He tears apart Mega Man & Bass, Ghosts 'n Goblins and Sonic Advance 3 for doing this.
    • Ending Fatigue: Once he thinks or utters "When does this end?", he shifts his brain to autopilot and rushes the game to finish it, rather than enjoy it.
    • Idiot Plot: He's offered minor criticism to Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, but he ripped apart Shadow the Hedgehog and has repeatedly shown himself unable to discuss Sonic '06's Swiss cheese plot without seething and getting worked up (even the glitched, broken gameplay doesn't seem to bother him as much). Matt, on the other hand, doesn't seem to mind so long as the emotional reasoning of why the characters doing what they're doing makes sense to him...within reason.
    • Hub Level: These feel like Fake Longevity to him and are especially a problem for him in Sonic games, having criticized Sonic '06's hubs for being spacious and dull (and being to blame for his dislike for hubs in the first place), and Sonic Advance 3's hubs for being in a 2D Sonic game of all things. That said, he doesn't mind the hubs in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Unleashed thanks to being small, confined, and easy to navigate.
    • Time Travel as a plot device. He feels it's a cheap way to retcon any of a game's prior storyline and feels that many writers never adhere to a set of rules when using the trope.
    • Johnny doesn't exactly hate main characters that don't talk, but he feels the writing feels awkward and forced when other characters interact with the silent main character as if they were speaking all along. Johnny also doesn't like it when the silent character doesn't react or show emotion to what's happening or to what people are telling them. An example of this is his reviews for the MOTHER series where he feels he can't relate to the main characters since they don't talk much or react to anything, but was able to get on board with MOTHER 3 where Lucas expresses his distress over having to fight his Brainwashed and Crazy brother Claus.
    • Elliot tends to agree with Johnny in terms of bad design and ideas; but he's way more relaxed about it.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Johnny despises the fact Mario can't just lose what is essentially a mini-game; he has to die from it.
    • As revealed in Johnny's review of Sonic Adventure 2, he absolutely despise grading rubrics in video games.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Johnny kicking Balloon Boy to the floor in the Five Nights at Freddy's review (And dances too).
  • Tear Jerker: In his MOTHER 3 review, his reaction to the final boss fight.
    • His Celeste review, where he admits that he can relate to Madeline with her anxiety issues.
    • His RE2 remake review starts off with a skit about Johnny getting caught in a Zombie Apocalypse, with his friends and family already zombified. He ends up having to shoot Matt, and clearly has a My God, What Have I Done? moment. Then he spots the copy of RE2 that Capcom sent him and immediately cheers up. Plus Zombie!Mark shows up okay later in the review, attacking Johnny again.
  • The Woobie:
    • Johnny seems to have this mindset about Terra in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, as almost any time he brings up Terra's involvment in the story, it sounds like he's expecting Terra to get kicked in the balls with a golf cleat. The story isn't nice to him and Johnny seems to feel bad for him for getting fucked over in each and every way possible.
    • He also seems to view Krystal as this in Star Fox Command. As far as he knew, almost all of Krystal's paths end terribly for the character (She does get one where she marries Fox and her kid leads Star Fox's next generation), earning his pity.

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