Honest Teasers are a special episodes of Honest Trailers that parody trailer reaction videos. They involve taking the actual trailer for a film and adding satirical commentary that parodies fans and fan culture in general. The first Honest Teasers were published on the Screen Junkies channel in 2015. In total, three Honest Teasers have been produced: Honest Trailer - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Honest Teaser), Honest Trailer - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Honest Teaser) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Honest Teasers are not counted in the "official" numbering of episodes when calculating milestone episodes (such as the 300th).
Published on April 20, 2015. The video features regular narrator Jon Bailey plus the voices of several Screen Junkies employees.
In their review of the video, CinemaBlend called the Honest Teaser "funny and clever" and wrote that it "articulates mostly everything else we’ve been thinking about Batman v Superman, including how DC’s racing to get to the first installment of the Justice League team-up." Comicbook.com said the Honest Teaser provided "pointed" and "humorous" commentary on the polarized fan response to the teaser trailer.
Published on November 3, 2015. The video features regular narrator Jon Bailey and additional voices by Brizzy Voices.
CinemaBlend said there was plenty of truth in the Honest Teaser's line that we'd all go see The Force Awakens if it was just a monkey washing a cat. They said the Honest Teaser really underscored that The Force Awakens has "the most unnecessary marketing campaign in the history of advertising." In the same article, CinemaBlend wrote that the Honest Teaser was a "good-natured ribbing" and "feels like the product of fans that are just as eager to see this as the rest of us." Slash Film found the Honest Teaser's pokes at the Star Wars prequel trilogy noteworthy, and wrote that the Honest Teaser would help Star Wars fans "keep our hype in check."
Published on December 10, 2019, four years since the last Honest Teaser. This video features regular narrator Jon Bailey, plus the voices of several Screen Junkies presenters and other voice actors.