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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Snob repeatedly takes aim at a number of films themed around contemporary 'oppression' of Christianity and the so-called 'War on Christmas'. It went to the point that the Snob lifted a rule about having a "cut-off date" of not reviewing films released after 1995, arguing that these films gave him a new kind of exploitation to review.
    • Also the Razzies, as Snob has argued that Razzie voters don't even see the films they're nominating, instead choosing to hate on films just because they're popular to hate on, along with pointing out some now-critically acclaimed films being nominated for Razzies, especially The Shining.
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    • Among porn reviews, Wood Rocket is often singled out for its lazy parodies, to the degree that Snob looks to the studio whenever he needs a short, easy review.
  • Awesome Music: The remix of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial theme used in the opening to E.T. Week.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Radu appearing for about five seconds in the Karate Girl review. According to Brad, he and Allison Pregler decided to just confuse the viewers by having Radu pop up randomly.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Snobby the Puppet's conspiracy theory in the I'm Not Ashamed review, about the cause of the Columbine Massacre: toxic material from the cafeteria seating several affected the students' brains.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
  • Fridge Brilliance: In his review of In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo, Brad doesn't refer to the titular MacGuffin by its proper name until the end of the movie, neither did Tim.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In the Chatterbox review, after the lead is dumped via fortune cookie, the Snob notes that "people got creative with their breakups before text messaging.'' Several years later, Snob actor Brad Jones would be subjected to a particularly harsh text-message dumping, making the joke much more of a somber one.
    • Brad (accidentally) punching Allison Pregler in the face has become this in light the falling out between them.
    • Los Porno Sin Son: When Porn!Homer hires a prostitute for Porn!Bart, the Snob states "That is not in Bill Cosby's book on fatherhood."note  Cosby would later be convicted of several sex crimes far worse than merely hiring a prostitute.
    • The joke that in 2019 he'd take over Channel Awesome has become this with the site's implosion in March-April 2018, leaving on Doug Walker (plus his brother Rob and the actors on his show), Brad, and Guru Larry the only ones on the site.
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    • In the review of A Little Piece of Heaven, Snob jokingly expresses concern for what the orphan black kid Kirk Cameron's character kidnaps will grow up into, as a dig to Cameron's controversial beliefs. The kid was played by Jussie Smollett, who a few months after the release of the review would gain infamy for allegedly staging a racist/homophobic hate crime against himself (supposedly commited by people of similar controversial beliefs), leading to his subsequent arrest. This is lampshaded by Snob in his review of Cameron's Left Behind, where he jokes that A Little Piece of Heaven turned out to be an origin story for Smollett.
    • The "Bastard Film Brain" Running Gag became this when Brad and Mathew Buck's friendship ended in 2019.
  • Genius Bonus: Especially in his earlier reviews. If you get every reference to the many films that get name-dropped, bravo to you.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The entirety of Goldengirl: the 1979 movie centers around young American athlete Goldine, who has been experimented on and doped by her possible Nazi doctor father her whole life with the aims of competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. As the Snob repeatedly points out during the episode, the U.S. ended up boycotting the Moscow Olympics over the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, making Goldine's plight and eventual death All for Nothing.
    • Any crossover review he created with former Channel Awesome Producers is pretty difficult to watch now in light of the events following ChangetheChannel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Snob's visible disdain for the yeti-themed drive-in movie Shriek of the Mutilated is much funnier after To Catch a Yeti, which would draw much more of his ire.
    • In the Weasels Rip My Flesh review, the characters erroneously call weasels rodents — they're actually mustelids, same family as otters — and one clip even shows what is obviously a gerbil as a stand-in. Later on, when reviewing Animalympics for DVD-R Hell, Brad calls Dean the otter a rodent.
    • From Home Sweet Home, "There's a sombrero involved! And I'm sure it's made entirely out of tortilla chips!" At the time it was a reference to an episode of The Simpsons that featured Homer with a sombrero made out of tortilla chips, but after the release of Despicable Me 2 it sounds like he's doing a reference to how Gru also has a sombrero made out of tortilla chips in that film.
    • At the end of his My Baby Is Black! review, Snob mocks the movie's protagonists' paused, soft-spoken way of speaking. His impression of them sounds exactly like future recurring character Walt Right.
    • Brad's joke about a hypothetical casino/shark movie called Card Shark is now funnier in light of Sharknado. Todd in the Shadows agrees with this.
    • In In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo:
      • Brad sings the refrain of "Bitchin' in the Kitchen" from Shock Treatment, which he would later review. (Video Violence 2 and Deathrow Gameshow also had the addition of "The Denton Song")
      • In the same review, he made a joke about the Oogieloves, and went on to review that movie in 2016. He even made a Call-Back to In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo.
    • Gayracula and the jokes in it after the release of Dracula Untold where the title character is played by openly gay actor Luke Evans.
    • In Hercules:
      • The film insists on pronouncing the sorceress Circe's name as Cersei. Two minor characters who appear in the film also resemble Khal Drogo and Daenerys. Keep in mind, this film was made in the 1980's.
      • Also, the lead characters at the end are sucked up into the sky, and now are 'with the Stars', so to speak. Milly Carlucci (the female lead) is now the presenter of the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars.
    • From Can't Stop the Music, a woman passes Bruce Jenner on the street and remarks, "Nice box!" Snob responds by saying, "Well, that was random; Bruce Jenner didn't even have a vagina yet." This was before Bruce came out publicly as Caitlyn Jenner a few months later.
    • From the Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, he lists other meme based movies he has to watch, including "Secret Agent Scumbag Steve" that has "Kingsman 2" as a caption on Steve's picture. Fast forward to 2017 where Kingsman: The Golden Circle features the Statesman, the American equivalent of the Kingsman, whose agents do not wear a suit and tie either.
    • In his Sex Trek review, he made fun about the porn name choices of the movie by bringing up how his porn name as The Cinema Snob would probably be "The Citrus Snort". A year later, Evan Stone actually announced that he would star in The Cinema Snob XXX Porn Parody starring as the Cinema Snob... Yes, really.
    • In the Christian Mingle: The Movie review, he tells the female lead "I'm 35 and divorced. You'll be fine." when she angsts over being 30 and not having a long-term relationship. In real life, Brad got remarried less than a year after the episode was made.
    • In the video about The Star Wars Holiday Special's commercial breaks, after a commercial for the Reggie bar airs, Snob says, "Coming up next on Brad Tries..., Brad tries a 40-year-old Reggie bar and dies!" Brad later actually tried one (albeit from the 90's re-release) and found it to be the worst thing he ever ate on the show.
    • In his Star Babe review, the film points out that the Star Angels' (the film's heroines) contact on Earth is named Captain Marvelous. Remember that this porno spoof came a few decades before Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
    • In his review of The Driller Killer for Public Domain Month, Brad makes a passing mention that Las Vegas Bloodbath of all movies still had a copyright at the time of the episode's original posting. By the time the episode was reposted on YouTube a few years later, Bloodbath had already fallen into the Public Domain.
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Snob tries to be an obnoxious person. But often he comes out as someone enduring a hard life (to which the horrible movies he watches are only a part of).
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Ward Bond shot down a German plane with a Tommy gun, shaved Hitler's mustache, and called him "Toots". It was a good week.
    • Pierre Kirby!
  • Narm Charm:
  • Nausea Fuel: The Snob's description of the Karl Burger in the Violent Shit II review. And episodes such as Gross Out, which even starts with the Snob given a viewer discretion warning.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Brad punching Lupa is already being referenced in other folks' videos, and his own, too.
    • Snob will always describe himself as a man specialized in E.T. pornos and talking vagina movies.
    • Any time the Golden Raspberry Awards are mentioned, expect the Snob to bring up how they gave Worst Picture (and later Worst Picture of the 1980s) to Mommie Dearest - or other dumb choices such as nominating Stanley Kubrick for Worst Director for The Shining - as a way of saying that their opinions should be disregarded, even if they gave awards to a film that the Snob agrees was terrible.
  • The Woobie: "There's no such thing as happy dreams, right? Everyone has nightmares every night like me? Please tell me I'm normal."


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