The Downfall Of Channel Awesome: #ChangeTheChannel (Full Documentary)

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
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Comments • 5 466

  • dabomb 23
    dabomb 23 Day ago

    I understand they have made mistakes. But was Doug and rob directly at fault here? I have no idea considering how confusing it is. I understand they yelled st there employees. Can anybody explain what happened? Thanks.

  • Super Goomba
    Super Goomba 2 days ago

    Channel Awesome: Does so much bad shit
    AVGN: What were they thinking?!

  • Rylee Foreman
    Rylee Foreman 4 days ago

    Great video, great editing, but the background music felt like it was way too in the foreground and distracting to the point that I couldn't really pay attention to what was being said.

  • TobisaruJC
    TobisaruJC 9 days ago +3

    I really appreciate that you kept this despite what recently occurred

    • Evan Robertson
      Evan Robertson Day ago

      Likewise. I was quite surprised when I saw what went down on Kiwifarms.

  • Aullark Star
    Aullark Star 9 days ago

    Watched this guy for years just now found this video didn't realize a monster was behind content I loved so much.

  • Luxai
    Luxai 9 days ago

    If even a fraction of all of this is true then I have utterly lost all respect I held for Doug. Like c'mon man, do unto others as you would have them to unto you.
    This is a rule of life even kids understand, but your grown ass can't? Wow.

  • Charles Moss
    Charles Moss 10 days ago

    47:38 what clip is this from?

    • Charles Moss
      Charles Moss 10 days ago

      @Cinematic Venom what was it called?

    • Cinematic Venom
      Cinematic Venom  10 days ago

      It was a short video they did for the 1 Year Anniversary of the site, before the Brawl dropped.

  • fenrirslayer06
    fenrirslayer06 13 days ago +2

    When the document came out, I stopped watching their videos and unsubbed as well. But the JewWario thing has me so disgusted- I had no idea. Thank you for covering this subject. It shouldn't die down - this needs to be addressed.

  • ThatZillaGuy2
    ThatZillaGuy2 15 days ago +4

    Thank you for keeping this documentary up.

  • sweesbees
    sweesbees 15 days ago +4

    5:12 what is the music you used here? it’s quite chill

  • RurouniStarchild
    RurouniStarchild 19 days ago +4

    Congratulations, Doug ...
    You became Todd Howard.

  • Zelda Bomb Squad
    Zelda Bomb Squad 21 day ago +2

    Holy shit mate............#changethechannel

  • Patrick Donnolley
    Patrick Donnolley 21 day ago

    Jeez, workplace harassment, breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, sexual harassment, negligence etc. How have they not been dragged before court?

  • HuJAN
    HuJAN 21 day ago

    I need that metal music from the backround

  • WanDaq
    WanDaq 24 days ago

    I really loved this movie but i have to say it... The music is too loud and doesn't really fit :(

    • Neon
      Neon 18 days ago


      Edit: Although I will admit, that rock music is cool af.

    • WanDaq
      WanDaq 21 day ago

      @The Cinematic Mind thanks :)

    • The Cinematic Mind
      The Cinematic Mind 21 day ago

      I recommend the without music version

  • Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 24 days ago

    Love "The Walker Bros". Lol

  • Gabriel Sison
    Gabriel Sison 24 days ago +1

    Great Documentary!! You’ve earned another subscriber.

  • JanoMartin VEVO
    JanoMartin VEVO 25 days ago

    Dammit, i liked his videos, now i feel like a bad person

  • RemLasher77
    RemLasher77 25 days ago +2

    If time travel was possible I'd take a younger Doug Walker(before he became the Nostalgia Critic)and show him this(and other videos on the topic)to him and say to him "This is the future that you will sow if you keep going down that route. Don't go down that path. Do something more meaningful & productive with your life than forming that website.". This might cause the Nostalgia Critic we all know & loathe to vanish from history and then probably being filled by somebody else but still that's what I would do if time travel was possible.

    • Danyal Chai
      Danyal Chai 3 hours ago +1

      Good luck getting Doug or Mike to listen.

    • RemLasher77
      RemLasher77 16 days ago +2

      @general chaos That works too.

    • general chaos
      general chaos 16 days ago +1

      Do that with mike machaud as well, get his younger self to meet present day mike

  • sjbrooksy45
    sjbrooksy45 26 days ago

    I enjoyed a few of NC videos but never really found it very funny

  • creekandseminole
    creekandseminole 26 days ago

    I was one of those who watched nothing but the NC episodes back in the guy with glasses days. I spent an entire summer during college watching them from my younger step brother showing them to me.
    My step brother also tried to get me to watch the other content creators but I always thought they were pretty cringey lol sorry

    • Cypher160 Manny
      Cypher160 Manny 19 days ago

      but nostalgia critic is cringey himself I mean I showed someone him and they said he was dumb cringey I guess cause I watched him as a young teen so I didnt notice it now I watch decker shado he little bit cringey but he barely does skit so he kinda cool

  • SandvichHealz
    SandvichHealz 26 days ago

    The thing about his opinion on the new Bauty and the Beast movie was that it was actually a pile of crap movie
    A virtue signaling pile of crap movie
    But there is definitely a lot wrong with NC and Channel Awesome in general

  • My20GUNS
    My20GUNS 27 days ago

    Lindsay Ellis, Doug Olsen, and Angry Joe are lightyears beyond what Channel Awesome is/was. Their shit is holding up and is of great quality.

  • Lukecantsnoot
    Lukecantsnoot 28 days ago +3

    Im kinda bitter with tamara and her bf rob. A few years ago I let them borrow a few n64 games and they never returned them. True story still salty. One was banjo kazooie 😕

    • Tim Dolan
      Tim Dolan 20 days ago

      @Lukecantsnoot, I think the lesson we can take away from the video and your comments: We are all just evil people nowadays.

    • Lukecantsnoot
      Lukecantsnoot 28 days ago +1

      @Shonie Boy and years ago i messaged both of them asking for them back and both of them ignored my messages 😤

  • Epic gamer
    Epic gamer Month ago +4

    Now I can’t see the Channel awesome the same way ever again

    • Epic gamer
      Epic gamer 20 days ago

      @Tim Dolan now you my Friends are a Wise gentlemen

    • Tim Dolan
      Tim Dolan 20 days ago

      I find many creative people are just awful. Movies, TV, Music, Comic Books, and apparently RU-clip. I think that is why the saying, "Separate the art from the artist" is so prevalent. So watch on with no worries.

  • Mr Drake
    Mr Drake Month ago +23

    Angry Joe and AVGN have aged like Fine whine while Nostalgia Critic aged like milk

    BWEH HUEH Month ago +1

    this has opened my eyes

  • Racool
    Racool Month ago

    Geez I never knew channel awesome was this big, I always thought it was a small RU-clip channel with a couple ppl who reviews movies

  • Racool
    Racool Month ago +1

    I just started watching channel awesome a day ago and I luv it!!!

  • Skyrilla
    Skyrilla Month ago

    Leave nazis alone.

  • Echos
    Echos Month ago

    6:40-What a douche.

  • Hanyoumaru Arntsen
    Hanyoumaru Arntsen Month ago +5

    I used to think I hated this video when I watched it at first...Then I realized that It wasn't The Video itself I hated...It was the fact that it had to exist in the first place. So instead of considering in what way it annoyed me so much, I will instead thank you sincerely for clearing away my ignorance and tell me the (admittedly painful but still necessary) truth.

  • The Star Wars Guy
    The Star Wars Guy Month ago +1

    Channel Awesome still has a million subscribers and Nostalgic Critic videos still do well!

    • Neon
      Neon 18 days ago +1

      That's the bad part.

  • K A R M A
    K A R M A Month ago

    Holly should have sued.

  • The Sedaiv
    The Sedaiv Month ago

    What episide is the "Faggot/Sissy" Flame war?

  • Crakatoot
    Crakatoot Month ago

    The rape joke was funny. that makes it oK

  • Alolan Exeggutor's Tail Head Thing

    I'm so glad James Rolfe isn't involved in any of this. He still seems like a sincere and nice human being.

    • Danyal Chai
      Danyal Chai 3 hours ago

      The Cinematic Mind Frankly I don’t think James would get involved anymore

    • The Cinematic Mind
      The Cinematic Mind Month ago +1

      I hope Rolfe won’t mention much of Doug in his upcoming autobiography outside of mentioning him in the AVGN vs NC videos.

  • RPGmodsFan
    RPGmodsFan Month ago +6

    Great Documentary. Feel sorry for all the producers who were screwed over.

    I almost even felt sorry for Marzgurl, BUT, because she created the #KickVic hashtag, she deserves NO sympathy for falsely accusing an innocent man. When reviewing the Court documents (including Funimation's TCPA, the Affidavits, the Depositions) objectively, I came to the conclusion that #KickVic is a bunch of LIARS.

  • Amy Showers
    Amy Showers Month ago +2

    I watched both versions of this video. I wish I had watched this one fist. I personally LOVE the music as I listen to RU-clip video's while working and this was much less distracting and didn't have me checking to make sure the video didn't freeze up. To those who say the music is to loud turn down your volume dudes.

  • Smokey Jef
    Smokey Jef Month ago +1

    Listening to the somber Doug Walker talk about JewWario's suicide over Pantera was the best part of this video for me.

  • Smokey Jef
    Smokey Jef Month ago

    "spoony" ahahaha that's not helping CA's case any

  • BYFstudios
    BYFstudios Month ago +2

    I actually auditioned for the Game Show in Chicago to be the game show host. It was a weird audition to be sure. Essentially, it was more of a cattle call. They were looking to have multiple shows and hundreds showed up. I had a great audition and Doug and Rob seemed to like me and how I presented, but I never heard anything else.

  • CptVigilante
    CptVigilante Month ago +4

    Though personally as much as I miss watching Doug's videos I just can't condone his lack of a real response. I've personally bore witness to so many people who condoning disgusting shit in my life that I'm just fed up with the mentality of what it seems like no one taking a stand for anything. I loved the channel for what it was and I wanted them to stand for better because despite my own past I always try to own up to my own shit and be better, especially growing from a person who never took stands for anything.
    Ultimately it's complacency. He will still make videos, people will still condone what happened. He isn't going to be ruined by this alone, and really we shouldn't hold our breath in his downfall. You learn your lesson, you stop your support and you move on. I love this documentary for keeping the truth of what happened, or at least offering a perspective than just being swept under a rug.
    But even if Channel Awesome never dies any time soon, remember that every time you make a stand for something you personally believe in you will influence others to do the same. So those of you who moved on and didn't cave into just watching and subscribing - good job.

  • Caroline B
    Caroline B Month ago

    I dunno...maybe it's because I usually watch videos kind of passively while driving, but I liked this version with the music. Guess I'll have to watch both versions again 500 or so more times to decide

  • Awkward Ukulele
    Awkward Ukulele Month ago

    Who is this apology dissing girl you have in the video? She seems fun, and I wanna subscribe to both y’all just from this video. Amazingly well done and succinct, helped me come to grips with the true nature of a former favorite review channel

  • culwin
    culwin Month ago

    ur jus jelouse

    • Neon
      Neon 18 days ago

      ye boi much jellous, berry soidjasoijdoifjoijdosadowdjiofjw

      (I have problems)

    • The Cinematic Mind
      The Cinematic Mind Month ago


  • Krzysztof Górski
    Krzysztof Górski Month ago +5

    I admit, when I first heard bout the ''Not so awesome'' document, I still continued to watch Doug. I never read it, only heard bits and snips of it. But I started to read it plus watched your video. Holy shit. I heard it was bad but to be this bad. I think I'm also done watching his content. If this is the way they treat there ex-producers plus all those sexual harrasment then I' m done with them. I'm sad this is what it turns out but yeah.

  • DevMag 52
    DevMag 52 Month ago

    Um, its content quality may not be what it used to be, but it’s subscriptions are higher than it was a year ago. The numbers don’t lie

    • The Cinematic Mind
      The Cinematic Mind Month ago

      Numbers or not, they don't deserve the success and the money.

  • Shea zzstu Warner
    Shea zzstu Warner Month ago +2

    With all the bad things CA did, how have they not been sued?

  • mragin
    mragin Month ago +1

    Honestly, I think the "apology" was written by a lawyer, anything accepting blame would open them up to legal action, from any or all of the contributors to the "Not so Awesome" document.

  • Zackattackplayspokemon

    While I agree with the general point of this video, I don't like how manipulative some of what you said sounded like at the end. Usually when talking about something like this, if you say you are going to look at both sides, dont try and guilt trip the other side at the end "Do you still watch X thing after they did this?"
    Several of the things said and done WERE reckless, dumb, and cruel, but tone is also very important. You need to not only give a persuasive point, but STAY CONSISTENT. You can't say you are going to look at it from both sides and then act like your point is definitive by the end. For all I know there is some possibility he was not guilty to some of these things but had a terrible rebuttal to the claims.
    I like the effort put in, as well as the arguements made, but I do feel that the way everything was stated was a bit too "This is the truth regardless of your opinion" despite trying to say it talks about both sides.

    • CptVigilante
      CptVigilante Month ago +2

      ​@Cinematic Venom He has a point about the "Both Sides" approach and I wonder if you should have gone the road of saying "I'm trying to be as objective as possible..." Though honestly after the controversy and my own life experiences I agree wholehearted about your final thoughts.
      I unsubscribed from Channel Awesome last year when this shit first hit the fan, and I seriously loved watching his videos and looked up to Doug Walker. But I can't condone what I witnessed in real time amidst the allegations and the documentation of it. I can't condone what he did and didn't do. I have to live my life to standards of standing up against predators and abusers for the people they hurt around me and if someone I look up to can't own up to something I have to own up to as a halfway decent human being then I really can't support their channel.
      Again I don't have issue with your video but I do wonder if the "both sides" approach might turn people off.
      Regardless, thank you for making this video - you helped reinforce my decision on where I go for content and who to look to, for inspiration. Keep making videos and keep standing up for what you believe in.
      PS - Thanks for admitting some of the wrongs on your part and showing how to own up to what you did. That's balls.

    • Cinematic Venom
      Cinematic Venom  Month ago +3

      I defend Doug at times when he was sympathetic; gave CA the benefit of the doubt several times; and called some things in the document petty. It's hard, however, to see it from both sides when one side refuses to speak out. That being said,, CTC provided proof, whereas CA has it is truth.

  • harsh productions
    harsh productions Month ago +1

    Thanks for bringing my attention to this ,I have now unsubscribe from channel awesome and I will not be supporting them. This was a landfill of all these things that I cannot ignore anymore

  • BorutoNoHero 6
    BorutoNoHero 6 Month ago


  • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈

    The music that is too loud and constant for pretty much a full 1hour and 20minutes is too much and over the top :( but the documentary is still good none the less.

  • Peter Smith
    Peter Smith Month ago

    I can't stand Doug Walker. I have never watched his channel but he keeps popping up on other channels I watch and his manic high-pitched speech and his nonsensical rants just grate my nerves. He is just a geek on speed with nothing interesting to say.

  • Jackson Gilmore
    Jackson Gilmore Month ago +1

    You Are Going To Love This...... It Is Currently Taking Channel Awesome MONTHS To Break A Million Views.

  • Kelis 98
    Kelis 98 Month ago

    My problem with channel awesome, is that they hate genuine great movies and hate anyone who disagrees with them.

  • YetAnotherHankHill
    YetAnotherHankHill Month ago +1

    That one regarding gonzo being a victim of workplace bullying just irks me so much, like what the fuck

  • boyo10
    boyo10 Month ago

    TL;DW Never meet your heroes, because they're sure to disappoint you