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Paw Dugan tackles everything from music videos, tunes from past, present, and future, video game music specials, and being a Let's Player with fellow reviewer and all around lovely geek girl Pushing Up Roses.
- Adorkable: Come on, the guy has a pair of "Dress Headphones" that look exactly like his normal ones. If that doesn't put the Adorkable Rating squarely Over 9000, nothing does.
- His table is named Dave.
- Back Tracking: One of Paw's main complaints with the game Total Distortion. He even sang a song about it.
- Big Damn Heroes: Spoony, Angry Joe, and That Chick With The Goggles show up to help him against Dark Paw.
- Blessed Are the Cheesemakers: King's Quest V Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: "It is kick-started by - now get ready for this - tossing a moldy piece of cheese in it. WHY CHEESE?"
- Book Ends: In his "Top 9 Music Moments In Gaming"; "I'M THE GOD!". It first comes up in Old School Edition, talking about his #9 pick, Sim City. It comes up again during his battle with himself, at the very end of the New School Edition.
- Boredom Montage: The opening to the Music Movies series has Paw trying to conquer his boredom by (among other things) playing Team Fortress 2.
- On the 360, no less. No wonder he's bored.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: He uses the Nostalgia Critic's "OF COURSE!" gag twice. The first (in Total Distortion), is the traditional Raul Julia clip from the Street Fighter, but later is the Critic saying it from Kickassia.
- The Cameo: Quite a few in his Top 9: Video Game Composers. How about the Critic as a DOG!
- Catch Phrase: Using the word "whimsy" a lot in Music Movies.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: During the review of Peter Pan, Linkara, Obscurus Lupa, Phelous, the Makeover Fairy, Sad Panda, Vangelus, Apollo Z Hack, Pushing Up Roses, Sean Fausz, The Nostalgia Chick and Todd in the Shadows announce their belief in fairies to revive Tinkerbell.
- Companion Cube: Dartboard seems to be headed this direction.
- Decision Darts: How he decides which movie to do next in his "Music Movies" series.
- Did Not Do the Research / Director Displacement : In his "Top 9 Best Movie Songs", Paw refers to Danny Elfman working with director Tim Burton on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Except Henry Selick directed that film, Burton produced. To be fair, though, he's not the first person to make that mistake.
- And in his Blues Brother review, he calls John Belushi 'Jim' twice. Now, Jim and John are interchangeable names. Someone called John can easily be called Jim and not bat an eyelid...except for the fact that John has a brother named Jim.
- Paw's review of Snoopy Come Home lists The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh as one other non-Disney movie featuring Sherman Brothers music, even though Disney made it. Paw also mentions the Sherman Brothers writing music for an adaptation of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but instead of a cover for the 1974 movie, he displays one for the 1993 adaptation. Worse, the covers he displayed for both these movies prominently feature Disney's logo.
- Enemy Within: Dark Paw.
- Elevator Floor Announcement: Paw uses it in his Let's Play of King's Quest V here.
- "Everybody Laughs" Ending: "Top 9 Video Game Composers".
- Evil Is Hammy: The voice he uses for THE METAL LORD in his Total Distortion review.
- A God Am I: "I'M THE GOD!!!"
- God Help Us All: Uttered by Spoony during the "Top 9 Composers" video, on the subject of Dark Paw's possible victory.
- Go Mad From the Revelation: He can't subject himself to more than a few seconds of Amy Grant's Christian Rock, and says it's the reason he's such a heathen these days.
- Have a Nice Death: In his King's Quest V Let's Play, he groans at the Incredibly Lame Puns in them, while he praises Total Distortion for its Crosses the Line Twice "YOU ARE DEAD" musical number.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Usually averted, though parodied in both installments of Hotel Awesome when Joe tries to speak to him.
- Inherently Funny Words: In his live King's Quest 2 AGD Let's Play, he stumbles across a message that simply says "Donk". He then spends the rest of the LP working the word "Donk" into every situation he can manage.
- Let's Play: He's a big fan of Adventure Games, in particular Sierra games, in particular the King's Quest series. His resume currently includes:
- Mondegreen: Shares some of his more memorable ones, including "I need the ice cream" ("I knew the ice queen") and "Pika Pika Johnny" ("Be Good Johnny") complete with Pikachu showing up.
- Paw actually got his name from this trope. Whenever he introduced himself people would hear Paw instead of Paul. The nickname stuck.
- Mythology Gag: On his The Nightmare Before Christmas review, "Where else do you see Santa Claus in bondage?" Cut to The Ultimate Warrior comic. (A scourge on Atop the Fourth Wall and The Spoony Experiment) "Oh yeah. I forgot about that."
- Negated Moment of Awesome: In the video where he goes through his dad's old 45s, he finds one of Arthur Brown's "Fire". Unfortunately, the record is too badly scratched to be playable.
- Nice Hat: Both a few of his baseball caps and his fedora.
- Older Than They Look
- Perky Goth: Dresses as one (complete with overdone eyeshadow and black backdrop) for his The Nightmare Before Christmas review and peppers the review with Edgar Allen Poe quotes.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Pushing Up Roses.
- Precision F-Strike:
Graham: Now why would she toss aside this beautiful harp?
- Running Gag: During his King's Quest V LP, he would often respond to Cedric's claims that something was dangerous by saying some variant of "is it pOIsonous!?"
- Ship Tease: With Elisa Hansen as of Phantom of the Paradise review.
- Shout-Out: The end of Paw's Let's Play of King's Quest V has King Graham controlling Paw going "ain't I a stinker" in reference to Duck Amuck.
- Before that, Paw pays homage to South Park by having Graham's talking head become a "King Swayze" flappy head in some scenes, especially in some funny scenes with the roc's nest and after he pushes the boat in the water.
- Skyward Scream: CEEEEEEDRIIIIIIC!
- Sophisticated As Hell / Lyrical Dissonance: The Lyrical Poetry series reads songs such as Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness" and Big Sean's "Ass" as heartfelt poems.
- Take That: To The Irate Gamer, After not hitting any movies on his dartboard in his Singin in The Rain review, he says "Random-selection is ruined..."
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: He feels that with the Backstory of Total Distortion, involving The Metal Lord invading Earth with Guitar Warriors. Then the Lord himself recruits Paw to his army...
- The Un-Reveal: Elisa is about to tell Paw all of the weird places the dartboard portal has taken her when it suddenly activates and the two are teleported away mid-sentence.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: In the Mary Martin's Peter Pan review, he initially mistakes Peter Pan to be a woman (being played by an actress and all). He proceeds to do "manly things" like fixing a car and drinking beer shirtless to recover his masculinity.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Experienced this when he realized that Limahl, who sung the theme song to The Neverending Story, is actually a man after thinking for 20 years that it was sung by a woman.
- During The Rocky Horror Picture Show episode of Music Movies, he's completely stunned to learn that the opening song "Science Fiction/Double Feature" is sung by Rocky Horror author Richard O'Brian.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Angry Joe on Transmission Awesome. He teases because he loves.
- With Lyrics: The "Backtracking Song", which uses the tune of "Ode to Joy".
"Backtrack, backtrack, fucking backtrack, got to do this shit again..."
- A Worldwide Punomenon: Comments that a quote from his The Nightmare Before Christmas review is "certainly apro-Poe."