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Nerd. Asshole. MUES Productions.
Marc Mues is an Internet ranter and Smark who frequently rants about the music industry, celebrities, and other stuff. He also covers episodes of WWE Raw, titled "RAW Reactions". Mues also looks through old WWF Magazines in his "Cover to Cover" video series.
He is also a former member of Reviewtopia.
- Accidental Innuendo: Mues asks Diamanda Hagan in the "Raise Up" review to take her shirt off (for the signature move of the song), which naturally doesn't go over well.
- Acting for Two: Sometimes the character "Marco", Mues in a Luchador mask, appears.
- Alliterative Name: Marc Mues.
- Appeal to Obscurity: In the Soulja Boy: The Movie crossover with Rap Critic: Soulja Boy boasts about the number of his fans on My Space. Mues remarks that Tila Tequila had even more fans. Then:
Rap Critic: Who?
- Author Tract: Mues hates them. He thinks they insult the intelligence of the audience and use dishonest, manipulative tactics, like the "Why Must We Eat the Animals" song, which tries to promote veganism by showing us cute little animals in the video.
- The Cameo:
- Bhargav, Demoversi, Todd in the Shadows, Il Neige, and Diamanda Hagan all have cameos in his first crossover with The Rap Critic.
- Apollo Z Hack has a cameo in the "J.R. Rotem SUCKS (and here’s why)" video. He gets defensive after Mues calls Rotem a "hack".
- To demonstrate how easy it is to rhyme Mues' name, Rap Critic, Todd in the Shadows, Demoversi, Cin Wicked, Doc Pepper, Maffew, Jew Wario and Phil Buni all offer rhymes in the Worst 6 Pop Songs of 2011 video.
- Blatant Lies: Calls out G. Craig Lewis for this several times.
- Canine Companion: Mues' dog Noodles sometimes joins in.
- Cargo Ship: In his review of Take Care by Drake, he insults his car quite extensively before apologizing profusely to it as if it were his girlfriend.
- Caustic Critic
- Crossover: With The Rap Critic for "Raise Up" and Soulja Boy: The Movie.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh so much.
- Did Not Do the Research:
- Notes G. Craig Lewis of this several times during the "The Truth About Hip-Hop" videos.
- He himself is guilty of this on the review of Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E". When Chris Brown says "yellow model chick" he assumes Brown is referring to Asian women, in actuality Brown is referring to light skinned black women.
- Until Chris Brown weighs in and says explicitly that he meant "light skinned African-American woman" by that line, then that's really just a difference in interpretation.
- He confuses Wiz Khalifa with B.o.B. in his Billboard Top 10 April 2012 review.
- To be fair, he's compared Wiz to B.o.B. many times, even grouping the two together with Tinie Tempah in a couple of videos.
- In his review of Drake's Take Care he says that Drake obviously thought that his first album was so great that he thought the world deserved a second helping. In multiple interviews Drake stated he was incredibly disappointed with the first album and thus put much more time and effort into Take Care (hence the title because he took care) to make up for it.
- In the "JR Rotem SUCKS (and here's why)" video, he mispronounces the title of Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er".
- Not really a DNDTR so much as a failure at pronunciation.
- Epic Fail: On "Somebody That I Used To Know": "I can't hear [Goyte] over the acoustic guitar!"
- Epic Rocking: Mues is not a fan, his patience is already exhausted with songs that last 5 minutes.
- Hypocritical Humor: After Drake references his "Acura Days", Mues plays clips of several artists bashing their previous vehicles and criticizes them for doing so. He immediately insults his own vehicle, eviscerating it, it's made even more hypocritical as Drake didn't actually say anything negative about the car. Mues apologizes to the vehicle afterwards (see Cargo Ship).
- Although not intentionnal , he bashes Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's album Hell: The Sequel for them advertising themselves as Bad and Evil saying they really aren't.The humour comes when you realize that Mues advertises himself as a nerd and an asshole.
- In the same review , he talks about Royce's talent yet bashes Eminem saying that fast rapping doesn't equal good rapping. Once again the humour comes when you realize that Royce raps faster then Eminem throughout the album.
- Lesser of Two Evils: Invoked in the eponymous video series where two horrible musicians are compared to each other.
- Long Runner: Raw Reactions is this for Web Original standards with over 100 episodes and counting.
- Misattributed Song: In the Billboard Top 10 April 2012 review, he mistook Wiz Khalifa's verse on "Payphone" for B.o.B..
- N-Word Privileges: Taking a stand against self-censorship, Mues, who is white, says the n-word when he quotes song lyrics containing it.
- Rant Comedy: His hatred for bad music often leads to comedic screams.
- Shout-Out: His review of "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber in part resembles the news segments in Starship Troopers.
- Silly Love Songs: He doesn't like them. At all. In his "Top 10 WORST Beatles Songs" video, most of them were firmly within this genre (and written by Trope Namer Paul McCartney, of course).
- Straight Edge: He routinely gets annoyed at songs assuming he drinks and parties.
- Take That: He made videos directed against Moral Guardians who preach against the old and The New Rock and Roll. He is especially angered by the distortion of facts these people frequently employ.
- The Stinger: Many of his episodes have a short segment after the credits where he films his dog, Noodles.
- Top Ten List: Has been known for some of these, including Top Ten Beatles songs and Top Ten pop songs of 2010.
- Video Review Show
- What Do You Mean It's Not for Kids?: His Top 10 Inappropriate Kidz Bop Songs is about songs which for various reasons really shouldn't be covered by kids, like Britney Spears' Toxic which uses the love as drug metaphor.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Mues points out in the "Why Must We Eat the Animals" review that many insects die in the process of farming vegetables, but that doesn't apparently bother the makers of the song as they show only cute animals in the video.