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9th Mar '13 4:57:30 PM TiggersAreGreat
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Frothy Pint of Metal is a VideoReviewShow made by Sean "Happy Viking" Rankin. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the show title indicates]], he is a music reviewer specializing in Metal. His show can be seen [[http://blip.tv/frothy-pint-of-metal here]], on {{Reviewtopia}} and on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HappyVikingsWorkshop YouTube]].

!!Tropes featured on the show:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In the ''Heidevolk'' review:
--> Alestorm and Týr are [...]freewheeling fighters, fuckers and fornicators.
--> They love their adrenaline-addled antics.
* BaconAddiction: It turns out the reason why [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Gelderland]] is so [[GoshDangItToHeck gosh darn]] amazing is that it has bacon trees.
* BadassBeard: Happy Viking admires [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin's]] beard.
* BadassLonghair: Well, he is a metalhead with long hair.
* CanadaEh: Happy Viking lives in Canada, which is reflected in his love for hockey.
* CatchPhrase:
--> 'Sup, heathens!
* CausticCritic:
** Averted. His goal is to feature metal most people have not heard of, so his reviews tend to be positive in tone.
** Played straight in the ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' review, as he despises the movie.
*** And again in his review of ''Film/{{Pathfinder}}''
* ChristmasEpisode: The ''Immortal Guardian'' review.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ClusterFBomb: He cusses a lot, but then, this is only proper for a metal reviewer. Although he likes to use '[[GoshDangItToHeck darn]]' too for some reason.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Only mildly, but he is prone to bizarre theories. Such as Graveyard being time travelers from the 70's to prevent a BadFuture, and Neonfly being martians.
* {{Crossover}}:
** With TheRosenHacker for the ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' review.
** And ''WebVideo/HouseOfLove'''s Funky Monkey, for what else, ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''! Also, the pair shared a Heady Goblet of SID while reviewing Machinae Supremacy.
** He reviews ''{{Bal-Sagoth}}'' with DiamandaHagan.
* DealWithTheDevil: Happy Viking reckons this is how VanCanto made a capella metal awesome.
* DitzyGenius
* DoubleEntendre: A [[{{Lampshading}} lampshaded]] example in the ''Natural High'' review:
--> You know what they say about guys with big hammers: They got big hammers.
* FemaleGaze: Happy Viking thinks the only reason why women would go to a Music/DragonForce concert is to ogle the guys' bodies, as the music itself appeals more to male tastes.
* {{Filth}}: He uses it to grab the viewers' attention in the ''Týr'' video.
* HalloweenEpisode: His reviews of ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'' and ''Ahab''.
* Music/HeavyMetal: Duh.
* HighClassGlass: He wears a top hat and a monocle in the ''Ahab'' review.
* {{Hipster}}: He maintains that snobby Metal fans have far more in common with hipsters than they realize.
* HornyVikings: Not only got Happy Viking his name from them, he has Danish roots so he has them as ancestors. In the ''Svartsot'' review he even is in a real viking tomb. Of course, many reviewed groups have them as motif too.
* HotBlooded
* JesusWasWayCool: Happy Viking, even though he wears a [[NorseMythology Mjölnir]] pendant, thinks so and even uses the same image as the trope page to illustrate.
* JustForPun: He is ''dead serious'' about broadcasting from a real viking grave in the ''Svartsot'' review.
* LargeHam
* ManlyTears: He shed those when {{Undergrads}} ended.
* {{Metalhead}}
* MilestoneCelebration: The ''Anvil'' review is the one year anniversary.
* TheMunchausen
* NerdsAreVirgins:
** He jokes in the {{Undergrads}} review that it is so full of {{Geek}} references you can become virgin again by watching it.
** A joke of this manner is made in the Music/DragonForce riff.
* NoTrueScotsman: He criticizes the tendency in Heavy Metal to squabble over the question what "true" metal may be and especially loathes those who only accept the most brutal metal possible. He also despises those who maintain that certain sexual orientations are incompatible with being a metalhead, as can be seen in the ''Power Quest'' review where he voices his annoyance with people who call PowerMetal "gay metal".
* OverlyLongGag: He goes on for a long while in his Music/DragonForce riff on how nerdy the band is. He {{lampshades}} this.
* PretentiousLatinMotto: He uses ''Sic Parvis Magna'' (“Greatness from Small Beginnings”), the personal motto of Sir Francis Drake, in his ''Týr'' review to describe how such a great metal band can come from the unassuming Faroe Islands.
* PornNames: Happy Viking is convinced Music/WhiteWizzard's Jon Leon has the perfect name for a porn star.
* {{Pun}}: He promised his viewers "boobies" after the credits in the ''Týr'' review. They get of course a picture of the seabird.
* RedScare: Parodied in the ''Metal Shots! Rasputin'' video, where the target of paranoia are not Communists, but "crusty old white people".
* RockMeAsmodeus: The theme in the ''Ghost'' review.
* RuleOfCool: Name-checked by Happy Viking in the ''Natural High'' review and the only reason why the tactical blunders in the reviewed music video can be excused.
* RuleOfFunny: According to Happy Viking, the only exception to the rule of not dissing your metal brethren is when it's done funny.
* RunningGag: During the {{Alestorm}} review: The sound of an erection hitting against the desk.
** Pronounces the name of MoonBloodgood different every time (Goon Moodblood, Bloom Moodgood, etc).
* SelfDeprecation: He makes fun of himself e.g. for getting emotional over a music video featuring war scenes by {{Sabaton}}.
* ShoutOut:
** To DoctorSteel in the ''Raubtier'' review.
** To BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure, ObscurusLupa and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in the ''Music/WhiteWizzard'' review.
** To ReyMysterio, EvilDead, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} and TengenToppaGurrenLagann in ''Metal Shots! [[{{Hammerfall}} Natural High]]''.
** To KevinSmith in the {{Undergrads}} review.
** To Literature/FinnegansWake in the Music/DragonForce riff.
** Aaaaand WarHammer40000 again in his Pathfinder review, when describing how the 'Vikings' of that movie dress, he seems to like 40K. Unsurprising, since Warhammer is heavy metal in tabletop form. That being said, he seems to be unaware of Warhammer Fantasy's Warriors of Chaos - who actually ''are'' demonic Vikings who dress up like that.
** There's the Tyr review as well, where he references the Skull Throne.
* SlasherMovie: Parodied in the ''Ahab'' review.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A few reviews are not music reviews:
** One of KorgothOfBarbaria, although this is of course a very "metal" series pilot.
** One of {{Undergrads}}, which is reviewed purely for nostalgic reasons.
** For Halloween he reviews ''Film/MaximumOverdrive''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He jokes that ''Napalm Records'', a Metal label, is stalking him because many groups that are signed with it appear in his show.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Happy Viking has this reaction to the members of ''Týr'', who like to play [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]].
* StylisticSuck: One of [=DragonForce=]'s videos makes Happy Viking immediately laugh because of this trope.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: No, Happy Viking certainly did not shed ManlyTears upon hearing that a founding member of ''Heidevolk'' leaves the band.
* TakeThat:
** He delivers one against [[ConspiracyTheorist Birthers]] in the ''Heidevolk'' review.
** Happy Viking delivers many ones against ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in ''Metal Shots! [[{{Hammerfall}} Natural High]]''.
** Against {{Emo}} kids in the ''Ahab'' review, because [[DoomMetal Funeral Doom]] is depressive music for grown-ups.
** Against snobby Metal fans and hipsters in the [=DragonForce=] riff.
* TestosteronePoisoning
* ToiletHumour: He does a fart joke in the ''Music/WhiteWizzard'' review.
* TooDumbToLive: One of his main problems with the characters in ''Film/MaximumOverdrive'', as e.g the giant noisy monster trucks are able to sneak up on people.
* WarriorHeaven: Happy Viking describes the Norse heaven as a never ending bar brawl and uses that to illustrate how fun-loving Vikings were which was ruined by christianization.
4th Nov '12 6:41:41 AM Korm
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** There's the Tyr review as well, where he references the Skull Throne.
4th Nov '12 6:30:28 AM Korm
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** Aaaaand WarHammer40000 again in his Pathfinder review, when describing how the 'Vikings' of that movie dress, he seems to like 40K. Unsurprising, since Warhammer is heavy metal in tabletop form. That being said, he seems to be unaware of Warhammer Fantasy's Warriors of Chaos - who actually ''are'' demonic Vikings who dress up like that.
25th Aug '12 11:05:58 AM FunkyM
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** And ''WebVideo/HouseOfLove'''s Funky Monkey, for what else, ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''!

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** And ''WebVideo/HouseOfLove'''s Funky Monkey, for what else, ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''!''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''! Also, the pair shared a Heady Goblet of SID while reviewing Machinae Supremacy.
23rd Aug '12 4:33:26 PM MarkLungo
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** With TheRosenHacker for the BrutalLegend review.
** And [[{{HouseOfLove}} Funky Monkey]], for what else, WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal!

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** With TheRosenHacker for the BrutalLegend ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' review.
** And [[{{HouseOfLove}} ''WebVideo/HouseOfLove'''s Funky Monkey]], Monkey, for what else, WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal!''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''!
1st Aug '12 6:39:10 AM DarkBee
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** Pronounces the name of MoonBloodgood different every time (Goon Moodblood, Bloom Moodgood, etc).
1st Aug '12 6:31:27 AM DarkBee
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*** And again in his review of ''Film/{{Pathfinder}}''
13th Jul '12 4:57:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Pun}}: He promised his viewers "boobies" after the credits in the ''Týr'' review. They get of course a picture of the seabird.



* WarriorHeaven: Happy Viking describes the Norse heaven as a never ending bar brawl and uses that to illustrate how fun-loving Vikings were which was ruined by christianization.
* AWorldwidePunomenon: He promised his viewers "boobies" after the credits in the ''Týr'' review. They get of course a picture of the seabird.

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* WarriorHeaven: Happy Viking describes the Norse heaven as a never ending bar brawl and uses that to illustrate how fun-loving Vikings were which was ruined by christianization. \n* AWorldwidePunomenon: He promised his viewers "boobies" after the credits in the ''Týr'' review. They get of course a picture of the seabird.
8th Jun '12 11:09:39 AM Tails
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Only mildly, but he is prone to bizarre theories. Such as Graveyard being time travelers from the 70's to prevent a BadFuture, and Neonfly being martians.
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