The Russo Brothers, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, said they wanted to make their movie Honest-Trailer-proof to avoid the plotholes and tropes lampooned on Honest Trailers. After watching their movie's Honest Trailer, they said they were satisfied and that they accomplishing that goal.
Honest Trailers has been nominated for a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.
On October 10th, series creator Andy Signore was fired from Defy Media due to sexual harassment and assault allegations. He has since been excluded from writing Honest trailers.