TGWTG "Nostalgia Critic" / Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Mike Michaud, Mike Ellis, Holly Christine Brown, et al - The Incompetent Predator-Protecting Upper Management of Channel Awesome, Doug Still Not That Funny

Candidae

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There are no victims in that shitstorm. They are all assholes.
One thing I've kind of felt over the years is that I'm probably more annoyed with Linkara than anyone else in the shit storm that happened. Sure Allison is awful but she's always been upfront about being awful and Doug probably knows that she hates him for years. But Linkara? As far as I know him and Doug were still friends (at least on Doug's side) when the document dropped and even did a review together not long before the document dropped (and well after all the issues he apparently felt were enough to lambast the guy over) of the Batman and Robin comic book. For all we know Linkara knew of the document or was writing/had written his part while working with the guy he called his friend. In the document he seemed to take a more balanced approach but later tweets and the way he's been acting shows he was either showing a neutral face there as an act or that after it dropped he figured it would be easier to drop his friend than to stand by him and help him get better given the initial CTC backlash. Did he warn Doug? Did he try to talk with Doug about any of the problems he saw and only did the document because nothing else was getting through to his friend? And if the latter was the case why just give up trying to help your friend? Why not help his friend get away from Mike or remind people that Mike was the real problem for most of the document and to not just get mad at the face of the company instead of mine?

I dunno, I guess being two faced and a fake friend bothers me more than just being a hateful person, especially when the hateful person was potentially actually fucked over before overreacting while Linkara wasn't and even used his friend for one final collab in reference to one of his friend's most well known film reviews. Plus Linkara did try and be the heart/dad of the movement for the "little guys" too at one point despite stomping on his friend being his start to the movement
 

PeriodicTrouble

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One thing I've kind of felt over the years is that I'm probably more annoyed with Linkara than anyone else in the shit storm that happened. Sure Allison is awful but she's always been upfront about being awful and Doug probably knows that she hates him for years. But Linkara? As far as I know him and Doug were still friends (at least on Doug's side) when the document dropped and even did a review together not long before the document dropped (and well after all the issues he apparently felt were enough to lambast the guy over) of the Batman and Robin comic book. For all we know Linkara knew of the document or was writing/had written his part while working with the guy he called his friend. In the document he seemed to take a more balanced approach but later tweets and the way he's been acting shows he was either showing a neutral face there as an act or that after it dropped he figured it would be easier to drop his friend than to stand by him and help him get better given the initial CTC backlash. Did he warn Doug? Did he try to talk with Doug about any of the problems he saw and only did the document because nothing else was getting through to his friend? And if the latter was the case why just give up trying to help your friend? Why not help his friend get away from Mike or remind people that Mike was the real problem for most of the document and to not just get mad at the face of the company instead of mine?

I dunno, I guess being two faced and a fake friend bothers me more than just being a hateful person, especially when the hateful person was potentially actually fucked over before overreacting while Linkara wasn't and even used his friend for one final collab in reference to one of his friend's most well known film reviews. Plus Linkara did try and be the heart/dad of the movement for the "little guys" too at one point despite stomping on his friend being his start to the movement
Don't feel bad for Allison. She lied in that document.
She is a fake victim that falsely called Brad Jones a pedo
 

Phil Ken Sebben

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Don't feel bad for Allison. She lied in that document.
She is a fake victim that falsely called Brad Jones a pedo
Why bother with actual things to go on like how he treated you or he said something once that didn't go over well. No, let's just repeat something that somebody said and treat it as if it's the actual truth because as we all know "some guy" is the absolute pinnacle of honesty and integrity.

And yes I'm aware we shit talk people here based on stuff somebody said. The difference is we're laughing at them and not trying to incite people against them or ruin their lives for the simple act of living.
 

Harlan Wick

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I dunno, I guess being two faced and a fake friend bothers me more than just being a hateful person, especially when the hateful person was potentially actually fucked over before overreacting while Linkara wasn't and even used his friend for one final collab in reference to one of his friend's most well known film reviews. Plus Linkara did try and be the heart/dad of the movement for the "little guys" too at one point despite stomping on his friend being his start to the movement
I wished I had archived the video (I'm old I forget important shit) but I want to say Short Fat Otaku or one of his orbiters interviewed someone who had the misfortune of working with him on Lightbringer. Effectively he's always been a two face passive aggressive bitch that putting a knife in someone's back makes a great handhold while climbing to his objective.
 

GentlemanFaggot

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I wished I had archived the video (I'm old I forget important shit) but I want to say Short Fat Otaku or one of his orbiters interviewed someone who had the misfortune of working with him on Lightbringer. Effectively he's always been a two face passive aggressive bitch that putting a knife in someone's back makes a great handhold while climbing to his objective.

If this hasn't been posted, someone needs to find it.
 
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Arthur Morgan

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Don't feel bad for Allison. She lied in that document.
She is a fake victim that falsely called Brad Jones a pedo
The thing that pisses me off about the Applebees story is that it's used to portray Doug and the others as abandoning them, except that they ignore the fact that Doug stayed behind with them and got them Subway. He tried to make it up to them and she turned it into another knife to stab him in the back with.

Of course Doug is getting millions of hits per video and Alison is struggling, so I don't think he's too upset about it.

I wished I had archived the video (I'm old I forget important shit) but I want to say Short Fat Otaku or one of his orbiters interviewed someone who had the misfortune of working with him on Lightbringer. Effectively he's always been a two face passive aggressive bitch that putting a knife in someone's back makes a great handhold while climbing to his objective.
Do you mean the interview That Umbrella Guy did with the guys from Crossoverlord?

 
The thing that pisses me off about the Applebees story is that it's used to portray Doug and the others as abandoning them, except that they ignore the fact that Doug stayed behind with them and got them Subway. He tried to make it up to them and she turned it into another knife to stab him in the back with.
When Lupa talks about Doug being “a man we hated and whose voice we heard when we tried to get a few hours of sleep”, I think she’s rapidly approaching “want him dead” territory.
 

Mango Unchained

Yes, Officer, that's just imported colombian snow.
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The Hello Fresh logo talks with a high-pitched, semi-british sounding accent while Doug keeps his eyes wide open with an open smile, showing closed-teeth the entire time.

That's nuthin' - once you begin to notice that lip smacking sound he does before saying his entrance catchphrase you can never unhear it. He does it often when given the proper line, and it's as disgusting as hearing a giraffe chew some eucalyptus.
 

Kevin Roberts

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That's nuthin' - once you begin to notice that lip smacking sound he does before saying his entrance catchphrase you can never unhear it. He does it often when given the proper line, and it's as disgusting as hearing a giraffe chew some eucalyptus.

Yeah, Doug likes to repeat his "glory days" when he did Skits who

1) weren't funny
2) aren't funny
3) will never be funny

Also he still makes fun about the Melvin sketch, but his "comedic" sponsored Ads makes Melvin feel like a masterpiece.
 

Kevin Roberts

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I will never understand why people were so mad at the Melvin thing. It's the exact same as every other sketch he's ever done.

All I can guess is that a loser living with his mom hit too close to home for Doug's fanbase.

I didn't dislike it at all, but it seems Melvin was combining everything that Doug thinks makes him a comedic genius: its long, forced and one-noted. At least in his early days NC skits weren't long and were tie-in with the scene they were mocking. Then Doug made them longer, making them overstaying their welcome by a mile.
 

Mango Unchained

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I will never understand why people were so mad at the Melvin thing. It's the exact same as every other sketch he's ever done.

All I can guess is that a loser living with his mom hit too close to home for Doug's fanbase.
What @Inferno Wolf said plus the fact that even Doug himself, the very creator of such anti-comedy fecal residue, deemed that video shameful and unfunny. Like a nazi finding your antisemitic views disgusting, so to speak.

I, on the other hand do dislike it. "Melvin" behaves as idiotically frantic as five of his other characters and was probably based on a brainfart idea during the Dark Knight craze. Nothing against his bandwagoning coughfoodfightcough but this one deserved to be a bookmark of bad idea executed worse. Even back then I was like "Doug, I like your content, man, but next time... Just tell teacher your dog ate your homework".

Is there any review/skit/etc you particularly dislike in his media pool that everyone likes but you don't? It'll be the same, just the other way around.
 

Truthboi

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I will never understand why people were so mad at the Melvin thing. It's the exact same as every other sketch he's ever done.

All I can guess is that a loser living with his mom hit too close to home for Doug's fanbase.
I think the reason is that it came out at the time when Doug wasn't doing so many of his dumb sketches and it genuinely was not very funny and quite boring.
 
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Kevin Roberts

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I think the reason is that it came out at the time when Doug wasn't doing so many of his dumb sketches and it genuinely was not very funny and quite boring.

I remembered he actually did them on a weekly basis, outside of his NC episodes, because he is "a comedian".

Problem is - he still does it, even thou climate changed between almost 15 years he is making content on the Internet (he did 5 sec movies on youtube before he started doing Nostalgia Critic), he even thinks he is selfaware, but there is a difference between selfaware and painfully annoying.
 

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