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Chester A. Bum, on nearly every movie he sees in his life.

A homeless guy who reviews current movies on That Guy With The Glasses. Since he's just happy to be in a warm building while seeing them, he likes almost every movie he sees.

This character was partly inspired by Doug's first video review of the first Transformers, where he acted very enthusiastic, and by Doug's silly voice in his review of Cloverfield.

A list of films review on the show can be found here.


 "Blackbeard's Big Bad Bitchin' Boat...Barbecue"

 "Voldemort gets all these evil wizards to do all his evil deeds like kidnap people, burn down houses, and work for Fox News!"

 "He defeats people by putting them up other people's asses! That better happen in the new Dark Knight movie! The Joker will be like 'I am going to kill everyone!' and Batman will be like 'You are going inside an ass!' Bloo-bloo-bloo-bloo-splut! THE END!"

 I used to be an Asian Boy Scout! Wasn't that a weird week.

    • "And at the end they play the famous theme song! * sings said theme song with added lyrics* "
    • "This is Chester A. Bum saying... CHANGE!! YA GOT CHANGE!?!? OH COME ON, HELP A GUY OUT WILL YA!!! C'MON, CHANGE!!! I promise I'll use it to educate people on the difference between a subversion, an inversion, and an aversion!"
  • Caustic Critic: Averted usually. Chester is convinced every film is the greatest he's seen in his life, while Doug's real views given at the end are almost always at least lukewarmly positive. The exceptions don't really change his style that much either.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Comically Missing the Point: All this time, Chester was wishing on stars to help him out, and it turns out he needs to work hard, even get a job. Then he says perhaps he should wish on a star for that.
  • Crazy Homeless People
  • Crazy Memory: He seems to go through a lot of crazy stuff like having been an Asian boy scout.
  • Credits Gag: At the end of each ep, the final card has a small comment that always begins, "Seriously", that outlines what Doug really thought of the movie.
    • Recently dumped for a complete second video outlining what Doug really thought of the movie.
  • Curse Escape Clause: In the review of The Princess and the Frog:

 "What's up with all the loopholes? Seriously, was this fairy tale written by a lawyer!?"

 "So Tiana saves up all her money, and she finally gets her own restaurant! But these two guys are like: (as the two guys) 'We have to close you down because we found a higher bidder!' (as Tiana) 'It's because I'm black, isn't it?' (as the two guys) 'Well, it's the 1920s, so sure.'"

 Chester A. Bum: I had an aardvark that took up tap dancing. Until I ate him.

 Chester A. Bum: They just cut to the credits before anything else happened. What do you think they're doing!? She's taking off his sheep's clothing! He's riding her hood! She's blowing his house down! The better to eat her with! She's taking him to grandma's house! He's checking under her hood! Holy smokes, I could make a book of these.

 Chester: I don't live with lights, cars or electricity and I get along just fine! Please shoot me.

  • The Stinger: Chester always adds an extra punchline about the movie into his calls for "CHAAAAANGE!" at the end of the videos. The end credits had a written stinger too (in which Doug Walker gave a one-sentence summary of how he actually about the movie, always starting with "Seriously, though..."), but that's been replaced by a separate and longer "Doug's Review" video that runs below the Bum Review.
  • Stoners Are Funny
  • Take That:
    • Doug actually takes a minute during his Bum Review for The Princess and the Frog just to thoroughly trash Randy Newman.
    • In both the Twilight and New Moon Bum Reviews, Chester often points out how boring and forgettable Edward is, especially compared to Jacob.
    • His District 9 review, where he declares that it's totally unoriginal.
    • Same with Avatar.
  • Verbal Tic: Adds the syllable "ma" in randomly, e.g. "that nice Nostalgiama Critic man!"
    • "Hello! Am I on the Intermanet!?"
    • And his cardboard box computer is labelled "Com-pu-ta-ma-ter".
    • "Oh I get it, it's like one of them Sila-ma-tent pictures."
  • Wham! Episode: Secondhand. The Dark Knight was so great that it left a huge impression on him. Such that at the end of it he just told us, "You know what? Keep the change."
    • Similarly, The Avengers had Doug briefly break character to emphasize that Chester isn't just doing his typical gushing and that it's really that good.
  • What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Chester states this in-universe about some movies.
  • Vocal Evolution: Compare the 2008 episodes to now and it sounds a lot less natural back then, almost like he was clogged up from a lot of coke snorting.
  • With Lyrics: Chester commonly does this for film adaptations.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The end of the snowstorm episode. A nice person from across the street took him inside and gave him a blanket and a hot drink. Then it starts snowing indoors.

 Chester [anguished] How does that work?!

  • You Bastard: He thinks the audience is sick for watching him nearly freeze to death in a snowstorm for entertainment.



  1. out of universe, Doug has the hots for the character because he's the only decent person in the films
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