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

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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.
Doug's own comedic skills aside, it didn't have the hook that his other skits series had:

Ask That Guy was about how horrible and evil this person was and how insane his answers to increasingly unhinged questions could get;
Bum Reviews awas about how endearing, cheerful and hyperactive this homeless dude could be while describing movies;
Merry Zodmas was doug doing an adequate impression of Superman II's General Zod and weaving it in christmas tropes;
Video Game Confessions was about this posh bartender telling crazy anecdotes from his job at a bar full of video game celebrities;
How to be a Pirate, while so-so, was doug goofing around as a pirate;
Even Lori Prince Live had the whole news network thing despite only lasting 2 episodes.

Melvin was just "The Joker, but he sucks haha", that was the entire joke and it wasn't that funny to begin with. That and Rob's unbearable shrieking as Melvin's mother just made it more of a chore to get through.

Emo Jones had the same problem too, being "Emos, haha" and nothing else.
 

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I remember trying to watch The Melvin Sketch after the blow back against it, and I honest to God couldn't finish it.

We can say that all of Doug's skits are bad or whatever, but the Melvin sketch felt exceptionally long. I remember looking at the bar and going "Shit, there is that much of it left?! Fuck this".
My guess is he wanted to take it into "Chad Vader" territory. But Doug isn't clever enough for that kind of thing and just half thinks these things through. It's a cheap gag that wears out it's welcome very quickly for being so one note.
 

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This isn't anything new, but is anyone else annoyed when Doug is doing the Charity Shout out, he just reads from a paper? It just seems pretty lazy, just like when Lindsay Ellis read a sponsorship from her phone. If you want to see what I'm talking about, it starts at 36:09.
If anything, Lindsay was MORE lazy, as it's easier to read an email off a screen than it is to print it. But her way still looks more professional.
 

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Why does every title card look like a painting by an artist with schizophrenia?
Because Doug thinks its funny & art

And perhaps because Marobot read the #CTC and gtfo while the trashfire was burning like the olympic flame. He's a very decent illustrator who evolved his style over the time and made great title pictures for Doug.

Nowadays he prolly wants to appeal to the euphoric short-attention-span audience that he cultivates and creates title cards à la ECKSPLOSIONS! MEMEZ! SEKS! to attract them. Welp, still better than if he drew his own title cards, right?
 
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And perhaps because Marobot read the #CTC and gtfo while the trashfire was burning like the olympic flame. He's a very decent illustrator who evolved his style over the time and made great title pictures for Doug.

Nowadays he prolly wants to appeal to the euphoric short-attention-span audience that he cultivates and creates title cards à la ECKSPLOSIONS! MEMEZ! SEKS! to attract them. Welp, still better than if he drew his own title cards, right?

I think Doug fired him after "To Boldly Flee" because he was retiring the character. Then Nostalgia Critic returned but not Marobot, because unlike Doug, Marobot is a profesional and has some dignity and pride, and moves on.
 

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This isn't anything new, but is anyone else annoyed when Doug is doing the Charity Shout out, he just reads from a paper? It just seems pretty lazy, just like when Lindsay Ellis read a sponsorship from her phone. If you want to see what I'm talking about, it starts at 36:09.
Honestly I don't mind it. He goes into good details about the charities and seems to probably want to get everything right about them. When he goes off script and talks about his experiences about them it sounds like he has genuine interest in supporting them and what they do so it balances out the script reading for the technical details. I also think Doug does at least in part write down his own script for the charity reads with website information on top of extra info so again more effort on his part

Lindsay however is reading a short brand script that she could have quickly memorized if she is able to memorize her long scripts as the brands are both paying her as well as usually not having many specific details about them. Plus with how much YouTube she watches she probably has half the brand readouts already memorized.

Honestly out of all the issues with Doug and his videos, the charity shoutouts are one of the few really good and genuine things about them and a great idea for a larger channel. I wish more YouTubers did this sort of thing if I'm honest
 

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For those who were wondering what happened to LordKat, after he deleted all his videos, I found this on DHI:


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I watched the Count Jackula video that was posted earlier and since not everyone's going to spend 30 minutes on that, here are some bullet points. Nothing groundbreaking, but who doesn't love some quick goss.
  • He never felt that the management behaved unfairly to him, but acknowledges they did to pretty much everyone else
  • Main cliques: Chez Apocalypse (Nostalgia Chick and her crew, including Dan Olson and Oancitizen), the video game people (stopped talking to everyone else because they were pushed out during Gamergate), Doug's clique; a number of contributors stayed out of the cliques on purpose
  • Nostalgia Chick hated him because she thought he was "kinda redpill-y and conservative" and had an official meeting with her clique where she proclaimed that he would never be allowed to join; acted haughty because he reviews horror films (while she reviews children's cartoons)
  • People who were alright by him: Film Brain, Guru Larry, Linkara, Rap Critic
  • Nash: they never got along; Nash was just generally rude and petty whenever they interacted
  • Diamanda Hagan: "she's difficult to handle because you never know if you're in a fight with her or not"; really passive-aggressive
  • Gamergate pretty much split the site in two and tanked their output because everyone was arguing behind the scenes; Lindsay's clique was constantly attacking everyone else and each other; Dan Olson and Oancitizen told Jackula that "there was no such thing as neutral"; Oancitizen also told him that he doesn't trust people who stay politically neutral when Jackula wanted to stay out of Gamergate; Dan Olson never told anyone he was connected to Zoe Quinn and Jackula thinks he's a zealot
Count Jackula made his video (Channel Awesome, #ChangeTheChannel, & Cliques) private, so here's an archive: https://anonfiles.com/rfu6E5q6p4/Ch...nnel_Cliques_-_Count_Jackula-SO-8e68T0ko_webm
 
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Count Jackula made his video (Channel Awesome, #ChangeTheChannel, & Cliques) private, so here's an archive: https://anonfiles.com/rfu6E5q6p4/Ch...nnel_Cliques_-_Count_Jackula-SO-8e68T0ko_webm
Speaking of Privated Count Jackula Videos, Does anyone happen to have the Count Jackula Video talking about Jewwario?
Also, Thank you for providing this video as it's a important showcase of showing what Marzgurl did with if you stay with CA, you're complicit is similar to what Dan Olson and Kyle Kalgren with you're either with us or against us during GamerGate.
 

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Speaking of Privated Count Jackula Videos, Does anyone happen to have the Count Jackula Video talking about Jewwario?
Also, Thank you for providing this video as it's a important showcase of showing what Marzgurl did with if you stay with CA, you're complicit is similar to what Dan Olson and Kyle Kalgren with you're either with us or against us during GamerGate.
The JewWario Sex Assault Allegations: https://anonfiles.com/rfF6Ecq1p3/The_JewWario_Sex_Assault_Allegations-d_h1LwTmc1k_mkv
Re: JewWario Sexual Assault Allegations: https://anonfiles.com/D292Efq2pd/Re...ult_Allegations_-_The_Fallout-ZL4aBEp68iE_mp4
 

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