Channel Awesome | Fallen Titans #3


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  • Lindsay Ellis
    Lindsay Ellis 14 days ago +5526

    The section about Doug's understanding of Fair Use gave me 'nam flashbacks

    • CultEscapee87
      CultEscapee87 2 hours ago

      That's rich coming from someone who tried to delete Mister Metokur's vid on TGWTG when it mentioned her...

    • Stilgarsan
      Stilgarsan 5 hours ago

      So, basically rape jokes are bad, but jokes about war-veterans getting PTSD are A-OK?

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    • Dan R.
      Dan R. Day ago

      I'm still sad that Chez Apocolyse didn't pan out. Dan , Kyle and yourself were awesome. Much more food for thought rahter than just pure entertainment. Best of luck.

    • white the knight
      white the knight 2 days ago +1

      Lindsay Ellis how's that court case going?

  • kongvinter33
    kongvinter33 52 minutes ago

    damn, Im unsubscribing to that site. why didnt I hear about this before

  • Kyle Daly
    Kyle Daly Hour ago

    4 hours!!!

  • Judd Kramer
    Judd Kramer 6 hours ago

    Channel Awesome is one of many content creators or creation firms that fell victim to its own sense of self-importance. Nobody could ever take them their minds.

  • Aivottaja
    Aivottaja 6 hours ago It's reasonable to say it was a "titan" years ago. I think their downfall started with Jason Pargin AKA David Wong.

  • christosvoskresye
    christosvoskresye 10 hours ago

    This reminds me of the SNL skit "The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise". Denial notwithstanding, it's all over.

  • LukeTheToonist
    LukeTheToonist 11 hours ago

    At 24:03 he turns in to Kermit the frog

  • Jean-Philippe Bélanger

    I love how the focus is on your mic ;)

  • xSin MineCraft
    xSin MineCraft 16 hours ago

    Werent you at like 50k subs like... 3 months ago

  • Justin Willett
    Justin Willett 23 hours ago

    I'm sorry but that first picture of doug walker in the fedora is his senior year picture hanging on the wall of the highschool I went to Naperville North it's kinda odd how you had that

  • kenneth barrett
    kenneth barrett Day ago

    I think i see why Spoony went crazy. This kind of thing would drive anyone insane.

  • TheDoctor Fez
    TheDoctor Fez Day ago


  • { Rhea }
    { Rhea } Day ago +1

    I'm still going to watch Nostalgic Critic videos tbh. I don't know of any of the other creators on the channel, never watched their videos or anything, so them leaving has 0 effect on me. Great video as always though, Quinton :)

  • SpaDinner Xylaphone

    When I was an awkward high schooler obsessed with movies and tv, I had the same dream you did. And (I know this probably reflects on my bad taste and tells you how bad of a critic I would be) To Boldly Flee was one of my favorite things on the internet.
    Knowing about everything behind the scenes is devastating. I feel partly guilty for having enjoyed it when so many people were suffering.

  • Blair Snurtburgler

    I can already tell this is not going to be unbiased, 2 minutes in you've already chosen like any hollywood journalist what information you'll provide and what you won't, what is trustworthy and what isn't.
    I hope you make some good money appealing to the unsubstantiated masses.

    • Alexei Strife
      Alexei Strife 14 hours ago

      Nobody said he was going to be unbiased. There's nothing to be biased about. CA is wrong. Everyone knows this already.

  • Lou Fher
    Lou Fher Day ago

    Next Fallen Titans should be "JewWario" It's like a Greek tragedy.

  • Yt
    Yt Day ago

    how come there's no *Fallen Titans #2* in the title of the second entry?! I'm so confused I'm gonna die D:

  • Nick Paul
    Nick Paul Day ago +2

    Ayyy him listing Ralphthemoviemaker is like when A superhero mentions another superhero in a marvel movie

  • Wordsmithereens
    Wordsmithereens Day ago

    Man, I used to really dig the nostalgia critic. Super depressing to hear what went on behind the scenes. I stopped watching his stuff regularly a while back, but now I definitely won't be watching his videos anymore. I highly recommend Lindsay Ellis's recent content--it's fantastic and leagues better than any of Doug's stuff ever was. Godspeed to anyone who was ever mistreated by channel awesome, i'm with you guys

  • Gar MaNarNar
    Gar MaNarNar Day ago

    This guy clearly has no salt towards that other channel 🙄

  • Toddpunchify
    Toddpunchify Day ago


  • RadioFade
    RadioFade Day ago

    "Four hours long and shot over the course of seven days"
    Me: *SPITS TEA EVERYWHERE* What the holy fucking shit that's illegal in my country

  • Laura Thomas
    Laura Thomas Day ago

    I never liked dougs reviews to be honest. They were never in depth or critical of the film making. They were his opinions disguised as fact.Lindsay ellis has really blossomed on her own channel. I love her film essays that really explore history! I feel like I learn a lot

  • 3li0
    3li0 Day ago

    Pretty good points, except for the moving off of the platform comment, content creators do need to move away from this platform but not to one where power is concentrated - but rather distributed. If you are a new content creator I urge you to look at decentralized video distribution (sites such as, DTUBE, or Centralized video distribution will die, it is just a matter of time.

  • lightfz
    lightfz 2 days ago

    Great job, I learn a lot. And I'm sad they fucked up so bad.

  • cecily swinford
    cecily swinford 2 days ago

    that was refreshingly matter of fact. kudos

  • Trojann Perez
    Trojann Perez 2 days ago

    whut du hell just happened ?

  • Afrika Smith
    Afrika Smith 2 days ago

    I just watched one of the Nostalgia Critic's recent reviews and gave it a like. Now I have to unsubscribe to a channel that opened my eyes to education in entertainment.

  • FinalSmashKing Lord
    FinalSmashKing Lord 2 days ago +1

    QUINNNNNNTONNNNN. This video is absolutely fantastic.

  • dkDyno
    dkDyno 2 days ago

    Alright. I'll do it. I'll stand up for Mike Michaud. His last name is actually pronounced "me-show", not "me-cod". It's a French name.

  • Human Man
    Human Man 2 days ago

    it is odd how little anyone spoke of Doug in good or bad ways. Everyone was frustrated that his show got the spotlight every time but no one blamed him directly. His worst deed seems to have been incompetence and the deciding vote to fire Holly. It is weird. It's like he isn't in the administration at all. He's supposedly just one of the producers except that he is literally the face of the whole company. I find it hard to believe he couldn't have effected things. I think it is far more likely that he didn't want to or care to.
    I don't bad mouth him lightly. I've been a fan of his right from the start and I have thought him to be a good person. I still think he might be but given the situation he most likely is either a good-hearted moron or a dick. He did sign over the rights to NC so he is probably a moron.

    • Jason Ultimate
      Jason Ultimate 2 days ago

      Human Man
      According to current reports I’ve heard, Doug and his brother Rob are going to hire lawyers to sue what little is left of Channel Awesome for the legal rights to the Nostalgia Critic brand.
      I wouldn’t say Doug's a moron, more likely naive than anything else.
      That’s all I can really say on the matter.

  • ASMR Ross
    ASMR Ross 2 days ago

    Jen is a fucking SJW

  • Gianfranco Ridolfi
    Gianfranco Ridolfi 2 days ago +1

    U did an amazing job in this video, good work, thanks

  • Guy
    Guy 2 days ago

    Jeeze, this just keeps going up in views. Good job Quinton.

  • Anim-e-motioN
    Anim-e-motioN 2 days ago

    get to the point faggot, why beating around the bushes?

  • CattailGamer
    CattailGamer 2 days ago

    So then, capitalize has invaded channel awesome too?

  • Wyatt Corbin
    Wyatt Corbin 2 days ago +2

    Doug Walker is basically the Joe Paterno of Channel Awesome.

  • HashbrownMashup
    HashbrownMashup 2 days ago +1

    That's a lot of Bumblebees on that there shelf man. So you're the reason they keep making all those repaints.

  • Christie Greenwood
    Christie Greenwood 2 days ago +11

    How come I've never come across Bearded American Robert Pattinson before?

    • Christie Greenwood
      Christie Greenwood 2 days ago +2

      Well, the resemblance is pretty striking. :-)

    • Quinton Reviews
      Quinton Reviews  2 days ago +3

      I guess I have been losing weight if those are the comments people are making about me

  • SirStupifie ,
    SirStupifie , 2 days ago

    I'm still confused, who is at fault here ?

  • Talha Mukhtar
    Talha Mukhtar 3 days ago

    Christ, how am I supposed to take you seriously when you sound like the National Enquirer put on a trench coat and deer trapper? Thanks for the information, I just wish it came from a cleaner source.

  • The Baron
    The Baron 3 days ago

    Holy shit I forgot about Cody Webber

  • Robert Gullberg
    Robert Gullberg 3 days ago

    nostalgicritics old reviews was something I used to watch and like much as AVGN, but lost interests then he included 2 friends everytime, that female and black guy. From that, the shows got to cheezy for my taste with all shitty acting.

  • Emerald
    Emerald 3 days ago

    Okay, I came to watch the whole channel awesome thing get broken down, so I am already on your side when you are slamming Doug, but no, his reviews are transformative media. Watching The Room is NOT the same as watching NC's review Of the Room, that's honestly ridiculous. That's a ridiculous claim. I watched the NC review to watch Doug make fun of a bad movie not to replace the movie, hell, I went out and watched the movie after his review! because it is NOT the same as watching it!
    Hell some of my favourite reviews are of things I have Already seen, I wanna see someone critique and make fun of stuff, even things I like. There is a lot wrong with the NC and CA but that was just... I cannot agree at all that it isn't transformative media

  • OriginalSparkstar
    OriginalSparkstar 3 days ago

    To take accusations as facts is VERY dangerous there's a reason its Innocent until proven Guilty so people cant make insane claims against someone on a whim and have someone punished of falsehoods respected or not people WILL lie if they think they have something to gain you need evidence hard proof not a giant list of hearsay and rumors and not debunking something doesn't make that something true they could have many reasons to ignore the document or they feel like they don't NEED to debunk it. Accusations aren't proof ignoring something said about you doesn't make it fact and taking anything ANYTHING at face value is road to ruin.

  • Chris Ferraez
    Chris Ferraez 3 days ago

    I’m kind of confused. please.tell me. what happened with channel Awesome??

  • MicManGuy
    MicManGuy 3 days ago

    8 minutes in and still waiting for *A SINGLE ALLEGATION* ...
    19:00 and we finally get to actual allegations ...

  • Justin Godfrey
    Justin Godfrey 3 days ago

    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Walker the wise? It's not a story the critics would tell you.

  • Jack Stuchbery
    Jack Stuchbery 3 days ago

    Well, I still kinda like Nostalgia Critic. I understand all the grievances, and it's getting kinda old, but I still watch a few of their videos now and again. My sentiment is this: are you going to refuse to watch something you enjoy just because somebody was a cunt? Imagine if it was revealed that Peter Jackson did something really bad while filming LOTR, would you just stop watching it? I wouldn't, because I enjoy the films. And I won't stop watching Nostalgia Critic just because of some old complaints.

  • Dylan Hammer
    Dylan Hammer 3 days ago

    I'm truly upset at hearing all this. I've been a supporter of Dougs for a long while and almost always enjoyed his content. But learning about what's really going on in channel awesome I've recently unsubscribed. I wouldnt have a problem supporting Doug if he:
    1) left channel awesome
    2) clears up his position in what's happened behind the scenes.
    Right now I'm really confused about his role in all the shady buisness so if someone would explain it would be appreciated.

  • Samuel Carcamo
    Samuel Carcamo 3 days ago

    I’m kind of confused is Doug part of the situation Didn’t he pretty much start Channel Awesome?

  • Lauren M
    Lauren M 3 days ago

    I feel like a lot of the people critiquing Channel Awesome/TGWTG when it comes to fair use, don't quite understand just how vague and murky the rules were back then. For one thing, even youtube themselves were a lot laxer towards fair use than they are now, and it wasn't like there was a Leonard French, or a bunch of youtubers that clearly broke down what constituted fair use and what didn't. The "X in 5 seconds" became a meme which is mostly likely what contributed to the crackdown of such videos, not so much the vids themselves. Doug starting the #WTFU thing actually really helped further bring to light what it was and wasn't, something that's more or less considered common knowledge today. So eh, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.
    As far as the allegations of abuse, and Doug and Michaud's poor handling of the team however, yeah, fuck them. I've also heard stories of how bad the movies were, including the rape scene, but could never ass myself to watch them. I doubt I ever will.

  • Grayman 2003
    Grayman 2003 3 days ago +1

    It breaks my heart to know someone I was inspired by turned out to be a horrible person this whole time. I feel like I was manipulated.

  • Rex Orbis
    Rex Orbis 3 days ago

    I get most of this, but joking about a movie with 5 seconds of footage falls fairly within copyright laws. The rest is horrible though.

  • StringStorm ‌
    StringStorm ‌ 3 days ago

    Basically, no one is innocent.
    Got it.

  • Vincent Visscher
    Vincent Visscher 3 days ago

    Tj was always my favorite

  • Jack Shroom
    Jack Shroom 3 days ago

    Tbh i stopped watching NC a while ago but damm how things have gone to hell after the last review i saw and it was superman 4. Poor Doug he needs his own yellow wall and his own camera back and not anything else. I miss that Doug.

  • SeminolesFan IN ATL
    SeminolesFan IN ATL 3 days ago

    SJW garbage

  • The gamer M Lover
    The gamer M Lover 3 days ago

    Im gonna miss Doug he was Awsome ( no pun intended ) .....L.I.P leave in peace Doug we will miss you... ❤️

  • Nightwing
    Nightwing 3 days ago

    I had know idea the rabbit hole was this deep

  • lunayoshi
    lunayoshi 3 days ago +1

    Aside from the content creators' personal experience videos, this is my favorite video on the topic. I can see why the like/dislike ration is as it is. It's great content!
    I've been following TGWTG since 2008, and this whole thing has been a complete shocker to me. I adored those videos and now I can't stand to look at them anymore. They cheered me up when I was sick and bedridden. They introduced me to other producers I still adore. And now there's infighting and I'm incredibly sensitive to antagonism, so this has been a nightmare for me.
    It's interesting to see the site's history told from a different point of view. I appreciate how you kept it short. It'd be nice if someone did, like, a documentary of more stuff they did, but that'll probably come when the site finally ends and/or Doug and co. move on to different projects.

  • SkiffaPaul
    SkiffaPaul 3 days ago

    That pun in the intro deserves a prize

  • Nikita frontend
    Nikita frontend 3 days ago +2

    >Removing spoony after rape joke on twitter
    >Forcing rape joke in anniversary film
    Oooh booy.

  • Flash Moore
    Flash Moore 3 days ago +1

    "and the Cinema Snob reviewed porn" (Career highlight for Brad).

  • Kai Dawson
    Kai Dawson 3 days ago +1

    Losing weight dude?

  • Gord Lord
    Gord Lord 4 days ago +1

    Still miss spoony's reviews...

    • Gord Lord
      Gord Lord 4 days ago +1

      Also pretty weird seeing angry joe here.

  • Zach
    Zach 4 days ago +1

    Are you in anyway related to Rob Dyke?

  • Jordan Benans-Hillard

    2:57 lol

  • Tricia Myles
    Tricia Myles 4 days ago


  • identifymenot
    identifymenot 4 days ago +1

    This is a really good series

  • Wyatt Corbin
    Wyatt Corbin 4 days ago +4

    The Rap Critic and Todd are both now amazing and on their own, especially Todd.

    • Toad Lash
      Toad Lash 3 days ago

      Wyatt Corbin Todd's style was always the least like Doug's

  • Masterge77
    Masterge77 4 days ago +1

    Honestly, I don't think Channel Awesome is going to exist by the end of this year, and if it does, I expect it to be radically different from how it is now.

  • AJ Perez
    AJ Perez 4 days ago

    This is all hard to hear. I remember watching Nostalgia Critic with some friends after school and laughing til our guts hurt. Its a real shame that it ends not with a proper send off, but with scandals and lies.

  • Jeromy384 the gamer
    Jeromy384 the gamer 4 days ago

    just was told about the drama from a friend, and looking for videos that explain it, and nobody is better than you my dear sir, good work.

  • P A R I G O N 0w0
    P A R I G O N 0w0 4 days ago

    °,~,° it begins...

  • Napalm Blaziken
    Napalm Blaziken 4 days ago

    Mike Michaud? More like Mike Micock. Because he's a dick. I'll work on it....

  • Zane Mouchett
    Zane Mouchett 4 days ago

    I recently watched a Nostalgia critic video for the first time since 2011. The fact that he had like 3 minute long awful commercials in the middle built into the video for sponsors just killed it for me. I'm not against sponsorship. I was just annoyed by the style of his ads.

  • Adam Di'Cristofaro
    Adam Di'Cristofaro 4 days ago

    this is my first time seeing a video by you and your well spoken and speak facts which i like

  • Billy Mitchell
    Billy Mitchell 4 days ago

    Good Riddance... Complete Garbage

  • TheKillerKlok
    TheKillerKlok 4 days ago

    So... the site had limitation on the type of content they wanted it's users to upload... ok
    so... from a time back before fair use was actually defined, people had the wrong impression of it... k...
    People blindly agreed to film a movie without getting paid... in terrible conditions 4 times... ok...
    The movie you where in no way forced to film had a tone you didn't like... I mean try saying no.
    Nostalgia critic didn't give you much notice when he decided he was done... ok
    have feminist film a rape scene... legendary. Was she coerced at gunpoint? No? ok...
    This seems like whining...
    Not to belittle the strenuous job of making internet content...
    but have any of you ever once had to clean a random pile of shit out of toilet in a job where the managers engage in wage theft? where you work on your feet 12+ hours a day?
    freaking Whining.

    ARKYVE 4 days ago

    You should do TheComputerNerd01, he was huge but I haven't heard his name mentioned in like years

  • Dani Trueartgirl
    Dani Trueartgirl 4 days ago

    There should be a documentery about this...Hey Film Makers! True/Fales this shit!!!! It's a good story.

  • You like Mac and Sauce?

    Channel Autism

  • southpakrules
    southpakrules 4 days ago

    "I will treat these accusation as facts"...She's a WITCH!She's a WITCH! BURN HER! BURN HER! Yep, that's what you are. A modern age witch hunter. And by that I do not deny nor accept these accusations. But I still believe in the value of the word PROOF!

  • ruckuss
    ruckuss 4 days ago

    i wish i had enough free time to be mad about shitty internet videos.

  • Vazdog Productions
    Vazdog Productions 4 days ago +1

    And now we know Jewwario was the groomer...

    • steve5123456789
      steve5123456789 4 days ago

      Yeah god. I mentioned him a week ago on this video, then this came out a few days ago.

  • teemofie
    teemofie 4 days ago

    This whole channel awesome self destruction has had me looking at people I have never seen before.... This breakdown has been one of the best and most concise I have seen, Well played sir you earned another sub....... But I do use an ad blocker when not on my phone......... Fucking Apple!

  • GeoNeilUK
    GeoNeilUK 4 days ago

    The thing about Pop Quiz Hotshot, is they crowdfunded $90,000 to produce less than half of the promised episodes, when Ashens, a former Channel Awesome producer (yes, Ashens used to be at Channel Awesome) has produced better game show pastiches (both of Blockbusters and especially Knightmare) and charged his fans nothing.
    Also, Quest For The Game Child is actually a good film, which Ashens also made available for free.
    Oh, if there's one thing that Obscurus Lupa _always_ says every chance she gets is that *BOTH* Walker Brothers, both Rob _and Doug,_ are complicit in _everything_ that happened at Channel Awesome and I actually believe her.

  • Koimonster 22
    Koimonster 22 4 days ago

    Its Hollywood all over again...

  • Sindragozer
    Sindragozer 4 days ago +1

    8:52-8:59 Satire Parody Clause? Is that Santa Claus' lawyer brother? I bet he never brings anything good.

  • Someone's Youtube Username

    I only ever cared about Doug's own content on the site. My attitude towards the other sidekicks on the website was: "They can die for all I care, they are only getting in the way anyhow."

  • Piff & Puff
    Piff & Puff 4 days ago

    Holy shit! Chris Bores was the good guy all along. That deserves a spot on the Top 10 Anime plot twist list imo.

  • Kristina Weber
    Kristina Weber 4 days ago

    Honestly, this sounds like the kind of bad behavior that occurs when neophytes get into business and film making. The comparisons between the fanfilms and The Room are totally apt, showing the organizers lack of experience with standard practices on film sets (taking care of the actors' welfare, not forcing them to do content they aren't comfortable with, hasty decisions, wasted investments). Same on the HR front. I've heard of these types of behaviors a lot in small businesses, where they are able to fly under the radar for enforcement of anti-harassment laws. It's a shame that someone with more experience in business didn't attach themselves to this venture, to make sure the foundation was more sound and prevent some of these abuses.

  • gokaury
    gokaury 4 days ago

    This is a very great explanatory video about this horrible situation. I didn't exactly know what was going on with Channel Awesome, though I did know they were having major problems. This was very enlightening, well done and explained everything in just the right amount of detail. Consider this a subscribe from me.

  • MarGoLuv
    MarGoLuv 4 days ago

    Who is this Dan Olson that the google doc speak of?

  • Zuzo's corner
    Zuzo's corner 5 days ago

    You know what's funny, only found this channel because of this video

  • Nathanael Reyes
    Nathanael Reyes 5 days ago

    Fun fact: I actually told Marzgurl that in my early TheXvid days I was able to cut down To Boldly Flee from 3 to 4 hours to 90 minutes and you could still understand the plot.
    I asked her if that was a sign the film had too much filler. She literally replied “Entirely possible. Either way, damn good effort on your part.”
    That was so cathartic and awesome I’m gonna bring it back when I get back my editing program.

  • Heather Honick
    Heather Honick 5 days ago

    Why in the holy hell did Doug sell the rights to the NC?

  • Gnarwhal
    Gnarwhal 5 days ago

    Please tell me AVGN isn't pulling the same shit...

    • Jonathan Szuhai
      Jonathan Szuhai 4 days ago

      No. James Rolfe is too busy making videos with Mike Mattei and taking care of his family to try pulling any of this crap.

  • Mark Nyman
    Mark Nyman 5 days ago

    Funny how Doug has so many opinions on how films "should" be directed and written, yet himself knew nothing and couldn't direct well.