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Channel Awesome
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"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." -Harvey Dent
Date Joined: July 10, 2014
Status: Active
Subscriber Count: 1,148,256


Channel Awesome is an American YouTube channel that is the home of the Nostalgia Critic and reviews movies. They have about +1,148,256 subscribers.

Bad Qualities

  1. The CEOs, Mike Michaud, and the Walker brothers' way of doing business, which mistreats their producers and even screws over their own viewers revealing that all three are complete and utter sociopaths. To name a few:
    • An Indiegogo campaign was made to raise money for new shows and received $89,757, which exceeded its goal of $50,000. However, none the promised shows were made, with the exception of the infamous Pop Quiz Hotshot.
    • Allison Pregler (Obscurus Lupa), was fired and removed from the site by Michael and Doug for not chatting with them on her computer
    • Lindsay Ellis, along with Lewis Lovhaug (Linkara) was pressured to do a rape scene in the crossover movie, To Boldly Flee, through intimation.
    • Mike Dodd (The Birdman) was dropped from the site without being told!
  2. Both the website and the YouTube channel focused too much on the Nostalgia Critic and/or anything with Doug Walker, overshadowing the other producers until they left. This shows that the Walkers are now egotistical sociopaths.
  3. Speaking of which, the Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) is now reduced to a loud, crude imbecile who treats movies way too seriously, and his "reviews" are riddled with skits that are mostly filler. He is hypocritical since he said in his Jurassic World review that the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Spinosaurus fight scene in Jurassic Park III (in which the T. rex died) was made to sell more toys, when he himself is a big fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a franchise that was, at its core, made to sell toys. And he refers to the Spinosaurus as the "Who-Cares-A-Saurus", which can trigger a ton of Spinosaurus fans. The Critic even contradicted himself by saying in the Demo Reel finale "The Review Must Go On" that he wouldn't review anything currently in theaters but after this, he would later make a clipless review of Jurassic World in June 24, 2015 (when the film was still in theaters at the time). He also did clipless reviews of older movies like Hocus Pocus (1993), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and the infamous The Wall (1982).
    1. Not to mention it is shown that in some reviews that he barely knows anything about animals (or even paleontology):
      • In his review of Disney's Tarzan as part of Disneycember, he couldn't tell a cheetah from a leopard when he referred to the leopard antagonist Sabor as a cheetah. Here are the differences: Cheetahs have spots on their coats while leopards have rose-like markings known as rosettes; an adult male cheetah weighs roughly around 54-56 kg while an adult male leopard weighs around 60-70 kg, leopards have retractable claws while cheetahs have non-retractable claws and leopards, while shorter at shoulder, are more muscular and stronger than cheetahs. In his "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic F Ups Part 3" video, he regretted doing that mistake, but he said "It's a cat, it has spots", even though leopards have rosettes, not spots. Not telling a cheetah from a leopard is the same as not telling an alligator from a crocodile or a caiman from an alligator.
      • In his Jurassic World review, he thinks that the hybrid dinosaur Indominus rex looks like a giant raptor, but it doesn't, it looks like an average theropod/carnosaurid (In fact, it looks more like a T. rex than a raptor). The real-life Utahraptor was a great example of a giant raptor and the Indoraptor from the film's sequel was also a giant raptor because it used a raptor as the main template. He referred to the Indominus rex with male pronouns despite being female and referred to the Indoraptor with female pronouns despite it being confirmed to be male in a toy showcase video by Universal and Mattel executives, making him the first confirmed male dinosaur in the Jurassic World trilogy, though there was three male T. rexes in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III respectively.
        • Also he referred to the Mosasaurus from the movie as a dinosaur when it wasn't really a dinosaur, it was just an aquatic reptile. Not only did he think the I. rex looked like a raptor, but he also said that it moved like a raptor (but it didn't) and that it sounded like a raptor (but it didn't), and he said that it was 90% raptor, but it was actually a combination of other known dinosaurs, as well as modern animals like a pit viper, cuttlefish, and tree frog, and also Deinosuchus, a genus-species of a prehistoric alligator that co-existed with dinosaurs.
    • The Nostalgia Critic has also shown to force memes quite often in his videos, without understanding how they work. Several internet memes are just random things that people picked up to exploit them. In his Sibling Rivalry review of Logan, Doug said that a taking pills scene would totally be a meme, but later, it wasn't even included in Know Your Meme.com. One of the most notable forced memes is the "Frying the Coke" meme from his Double Team review and the "T-Rex Song" from his Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World reviews.
  4. For some reason, Doug Walker sold the rights to the Nostalgia Critic character to Michaud, which is a rather stupid move.
  5. The Walkers and Michaud knew that the late Justin Carmical (JewWario) was a alleged sexual predator, even when they made a tribute to him in 2014 after his death, but they never told anyone, and it wasn't until The Channel Awesome drama that everyone found out!!
  6. Speaking of the drama, former employees and producers made a Google Doc pointing out the company's poor practices, hence why the #changethechannel movement exists.
  7. Channel Awesome's responses to the drama are... unprofessional.
    • Their so-called "apology" states "We sincerely regret you felt that way". That is the literal textbook definition of a non-apology!
    • Their second response is them nitpicking examples from the document and "correcting" them, basically calling the accusers liars.
  8. Because of their "responses", all the former creators left the company and the site, except Brad Jones and Guru Larry, the former staying because of loyalty and the latter staying out of spite.
  9. They're blocking their former employees and anyone who criticized them on Twitter. After YouTuber Shinobi-03 made a response video, criticizing the Nostalgia Critic's clipless review of Deadpool 2, Channel Awesome downright blocked him on Twitter.
  10. Made bad shows such as Demo Reel, and the aforementioned Pop Quiz Hotshot.
  11. Many of the crossover movies were also bad.
  12. They've recently released a horrid satire album of the Pink Floyd album The Wall, and one of the songs "Corey" is just Doug saying "Corey" three times. This album also contains a parody of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song for some reason, which has nothing to do with Pink Floyd.
  13. They even supported #KickVic with former members MarzGurl and Linkara.

Good Qualities

  1. There’s still some talented people, like Tamara Chambers and Malcolm Ray.
  2. So many great creators came from here, such as Linkara, Phelous, Guru Larry, Brad Jones, Lindsay Ellis, and Angry Joe.
  3. Some time before his return the Nostalgia Critic used to be at least decent and he could actually be funny at times. Additionally Doug Walker used to be a nicer and more humble guy.
  4. Some videos are okay, such as:
    • The "Where's The Fair Use" video.
    • Even to this day, the Halloween/Christmas themed Nostalgia Critic episodes are probably the best things the show has to offer.
    • The editorials are good, especially "When Does a Joke Go Too Far" and the "Is Parody Dead?" video, which discusses how the parody movie genre died because of atrocities like Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Date Movie, etc.
    • Most of the Nostalgia Critic's reviews are actually good and hilarious before the revival, except his aforementioned reviews of the Jurassic Park films and his review of Francis Ford Coppola's Jack (1996), which are completely inaccurate because in the Jack, the Critic says that the main character has a hyper-rare disease likely caused "bad screenwriting", when the titular character has a real disease known as Werner's syndrome.
    • The Nostalgia Critic's commercial specials are pretty fun since they are mostly looking at old, sometimes new, commercials (even if the opening of "After These Messages" gets old).
    • The Nostalgia Critic criticized The Emoji Movie and Norm of the North, both of which are awful animated films.
      • Speaking of which, Nostalgia Critic did have a point on other awful movies such as The Room (2003), Son of the Mask, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Bio-Dome, Foodfight! (2012), The Last Airbender, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Barney's Great Adventure, Jack and Jill, Ghostbusters (2016), North (1994), Home Alone 3, and even more bad movies.
  5. Doug Walker as the Nostalgia Critic has criticized social justice warriors "who go into causes for the wrong reasons" in his "When Does a Joke Go Too Far" video. He also criticized when several people are offended over nothing, such as when Speedy Gonzales's shorts got banned because of accusations that he is a racist Mexican stereotype, and when colleague campuses were offended over Jerry Seinfeld making a joke about models looking angry on the runway. He has made fun of SJWs in his Ghostbusters (2016) review and said "you can still believe in equal rights and think the movie sucks".

Videos

Trivia

  • Nostalgia Critic has been unofficially translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Polish subtitled versions, as well as a Russian dubbing.

Comments


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Deepthroat Ghoul

7 months ago
Score 2

Channel Awesome just wanted to be good, and be good examples to kids.

But after all these stories about CA's seediness AND JewWario's skeletons and suicide, it felt like they were letting everybody down; it's really hard.
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Blader07

7 months ago
Score 1
Channel Awesome? More like Channel Awful
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Ivan97Miraheze

7 months ago
Score 2
Channel Flawsome is more like it.
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Deepthroat Ghoul

7 months ago
Score 2

Because Doug and all the people who used to work for Channel Awesome were so closely identified as strong, bona-fide YouTubers, when things came out about car wrecks or sexual harassments or suicides or "is there drugs involved" or whatever, every move was covered by both independent YouTubers outside the CA circle AND ex-CA contributors; you can tell when you watch YouTube, you're seeing less and less likes for CA's recent videos.

I mean, look, CA was huge in '08-'11, and by '16, it was pretty bad off.
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LeroyManTheFirst

7 months ago
Score 2
I like the show, but I will never forgive Channel Awesome for what they did.
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SuperStreetKombat

7 months ago
Score 2
This channel may have fallen, but I still watch the Nostalgia Critic's older episodes to this day.
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Eric Cartman 2001

4 months ago
Score 2
Channel Lame
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Deepthroat Ghoul

4 months ago
Score 0

I don't doubt many of the CA contributors were good, strong YouTubers, but they were also prone to doing dumb things like the rest of us.

The difference was their mistakes were broadcast and people like us started questioning their characters.
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Sarah davis

one month ago
Score 0
This channel is not awesome
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KalloFox34

27 days ago
Score 0

I have a confession:

I never liked the Nostalgia Critic.
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Fortdicted

8 days ago
Score 0

I like Channel Awesome.

Hit me with the downvotes.
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SuperStreetKombat

8 days ago
Score 0
I won't, because I respect your opinion.
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Manner553

5 hours 15 minutes ago
Score 0
Channel Awesome IS SHIT!

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