Thomas Sanders

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Name: Thomas Sanders
Also Known As: Foster Dawg, thatsthat24
Occupation: YouTube personality, actor, singer
Medium: Vine, YouTube
Works: Sanders Sides, Sanders Shorts
Official Website(s): YouTube
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Thomas Sanders is an internet vlogger, entertainer and actor made famous on the social media app Vine, later migrating to YouTube.

Thomas Sanders is gay and uses he/him pronouns - one of the first times he publicly confirmed his orientation was in the video "Untold Family TALES w/ AncestryDNA Results" released on July 28, 2017. He's been a proud supporter of LGBTQIA+ even before coming out, and signs off his videos to "Guys, Gals, and Non-binary Pals".

Known Associates

Thomas often does collabs with other YouTubers, and casts many of his friends in various roles in his videos. His known associates include but are not limited to:

Collaborators: AJ Rafael, Amymarie Gaertner, Anthony Padilla, Ben J. Pierce, Brizzy Voices, Butch Hartman, Dahlia, Deedee Magno Hall, Dodie Clark, Dominic (Dom Gold), Evan & Michael Gregory (Schmoyoho), Foti, Gabbie Hanna, Gabe Erwin, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Jon Cozart, Leo The Giant, Lex Ryser, Lilly Singh, Matthew Schueller, Meghan Tonjes, Michaela Dietz, Miel, Mikey Murphy, MilesChronicles, Nathan Zed, Sarahsneak, Tara Strong.

More Friends: Joan, Talyn, Valerie, Terrence, Jamahl Rawls, JayIsJo, Quil, Adri, Camden, Brittney Kelly, Chris Shaw.


Fans of Thomas call themselves Fanders.

In the early days of his Vine career, some of them called themselves "Sanderlings" or "Foster Children", for Thomas' first Twitter username, Foster Dawg, but "Fanders" quickly became the preferred denomination.

Web Serieses

  • Sanders Sides - web series in which Thomas has group meetings with personifications of different aspects of his personality (Morality, Logic, Creativity, Anxiety, etc) to work though issues in his life and understand himself better as a person.
  • Sanders Shorts - Official name of the "universe" that Thomas's Vine short videos take place in - when the platform Vine shut down, Thomas continued to make short videos that he cross-posted on his various medias (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.) and uploaded to YouTube in monthly collections called "Sanders Shorts".
  • Cartoon Therapy - web series in which Dr. Emile Picani (played by Thomas Sanders) is a therapist who uses cartoons to assist his clients with issues.
  • Real or Fake - including "Real or Fake Anime" and "Real or Fake Superheroes". Thomas takes suggestions from his followers on Twitter, and has to guess whether they are real or fake.
  • Tongue Twisted
  • Joystick Joyride - Let's Plays.
  • Awkward Adventures
  • Reasons To Smile
  • Ask The Experts - Parody educational videos staring Thomas and Joan, in which they expound on topics with incorrect information.
  • Storytime Madlibs
  • Voices Of Unreason

Creator Response

Thomas welcomes fanart to be sent to him, and often appreciates his fan's activities featuring fan art and pictures of cosplay in his videos. He also encourages fan participation in videos like "Real or Fake Anime" and "Voices Of Unreason".


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Fan Vids