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OldeEnglishComedy is a website dedicated to the work of New York based comedy troupe Olde English. They have been performing since 2002, and in that time have made over one hundred and fifty short videos. Its line-up has changed over the years, but as of 2008, the core members of the group were Ben Popik, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, David Segal, Caleb Bark, and Adam Conover. It can be found [[http://www.oldeenglish.org here]]

! Examples of tropes that appear in the works:

* AnAesop: Subverted in "Dishes Like to Be Dirty"
-->'''Ben:''' Are you going to teach me that washing the dishes can be fun?
-->'''Plate:''' No!
* BerserkButton: Steven the Vegan's is people asking annoying questions about what being a vegan means.
* BlatantLies: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine." Or were they?
* CallBack: Several. "Jurassic Park" to "Adam Fever" and "Hidden Messages" to "Raizin and Adam Live Together" come to mind.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "Fight the Smears" the fact-giver responds to someone complaining "I hear Barack Obama has a gross mustache" with "Fact: Barack Obama's mustache is quite handsome, and he combs it with a golden brush," instead of something suggesting he didn't have a mustache.
* CompressedVice: Positive example; in "It's Your Thing" everyone (except Ben) apparently has a trademark action that they have never been seen doing before or since. Ben [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
* ClusterFBomb: "Hello? Fuck!"
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: "Brooklyn's Great"... except for all the crime (the criminal in question is a music pirate).
* DisSimile: From "Totally Crazy": "Somehow I ended up talking to two guys. One of the guys was a sexy lady. The other guy was... oh wait, it was just the lady."
* DoubleEntendre: A double-edged one in "Dishes Like To Be Dirty". ("Do the dishes" plus "Let us sleep in our bed with you," inevitably leads to "Oh, you slept with the dishes instead of cleaning them. Great.")
* DownerEnding: "Gorilla Warfare"
* EasilyForgiven: Danny in "Father Son Talk"
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Hello? Fuck!" and the Door Store (both the sketch and the store in it)
* FacePalm: At the end of "Totally Crazy"
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The protagonists of "O'Douls" ''think'' they're the SpearCounterpart of this, until TheReveal.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Parodied in "The Perfect Night"
* HurricaneOfPuns: What follows the example of DigitalPiracyIsEvil in "Brooklyn's Great". Also, the tech support in "Computer Problems"
* HypocriticalHumor: The song "Don't Dance" is performed while dancing
* IdeaBulb: In "Rock My World," this ends up being the eventual solution to a burned out lightbulb problem.
* InsistentTerminology: Caleb's character in "Cave Miners" insists on calling every orifice in existence a cave.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In "Queens Is Great"
--> '''The Queen:''' The queeeen is great.
--> '''Raphael:''' Except?
--> '''The Queen:''' Except NOTHING!
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: After being told repeatedly by Microsoft Word that he had produced bad writing, the protagonist of "Computer Problems" tells it this. [[spoiler: It does.]]
* MindScrew: "I Was Thinking" has a relatively mundane story told through a person in a fairy costume with a SimpletonVoice, a person in a mime costume with a ridiculous falsetto, and a person in fighting gear with a random German accent. The comedy all comes from how weird the costumes and voices are.
* NamesTheSame: Gets a special mention in "Totally Crazy"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The father in "Father's Day" pretends to not notice that his kids are taking him for granted by always giving him homemade coupons, when in reality he is planning to pile them all on at once.
* SarcasmBlind: Inverted in "The Parks Department". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because everyone ''sounded'' like they were being sarcastic.
* ShapedLikeItself: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine."
* SickeninglySweethearts: The couple in "Love" to such an extent that they can't even go to the bathroom without horribly missing their partner.
* StrawmanPolitical: In "Free NYC Rap", "People who hate independent filmmakers are calling these laws a triumph. Independent filmmakers on the other hand..."
* TeacherStudentRomance: "My College Sex Teacher" features a teacher who wants this. Her student is not taking.
* UnfortunateImplications: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]] in-universe in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
* {{Wangst}}: "Sad Drunk Fifteen-Year-Old" invoked this ''thrice''.
* YourMindMakesItReal: "Decorating" and "Finders Keepers"

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OldeEnglishComedy is a website dedicated to the work of New York based comedy troupe Olde English. They have been performing since 2002, and in that time have made over one hundred and fifty short videos. Its line-up has changed over the years, but as of 2008, the core members of the group were Ben Popik, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, David Segal, Caleb Bark, and Adam Conover. It can be found [[http://www.oldeenglish.org here]]

! Examples of tropes that appear in the works:

* AnAesop: Subverted in "Dishes Like to Be Dirty"
-->'''Ben:''' Are you going to teach me that washing the dishes can be fun?
-->'''Plate:''' No!
* BerserkButton: Steven the Vegan's is people asking annoying questions about what being a vegan means.
* BlatantLies: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine." Or were they?
* CallBack: Several. "Jurassic Park" to "Adam Fever" and "Hidden Messages" to "Raizin and Adam Live Together" come to mind.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "Fight the Smears" the fact-giver responds to someone complaining "I hear Barack Obama has a gross mustache" with "Fact: Barack Obama's mustache is quite handsome, and he combs it with a golden brush," instead of something suggesting he didn't have a mustache.
* CompressedVice: Positive example; in "It's Your Thing" everyone (except Ben) apparently has a trademark action that they have never been seen doing before or since. Ben [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
* ClusterFBomb: "Hello? Fuck!"
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: "Brooklyn's Great"... except for all the crime (the criminal in question is a music pirate).
* DisSimile: From "Totally Crazy": "Somehow I ended up talking to two guys. One of the guys was a sexy lady. The other guy was... oh wait, it was just the lady."
* DoubleEntendre: A double-edged one in "Dishes Like To Be Dirty". ("Do the dishes" plus "Let us sleep in our bed with you," inevitably leads to "Oh, you slept with the dishes instead of cleaning them. Great.")
* DownerEnding: "Gorilla Warfare"
* EasilyForgiven: Danny in "Father Son Talk"
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Hello? Fuck!" and the Door Store (both the sketch and the store in it)
* FacePalm: At the end of "Totally Crazy"
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The protagonists of "O'Douls" ''think'' they're the SpearCounterpart of this, until TheReveal.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Parodied in "The Perfect Night"
* HurricaneOfPuns: What follows the example of DigitalPiracyIsEvil in "Brooklyn's Great". Also, the tech support in "Computer Problems"
* HypocriticalHumor: The song "Don't Dance" is performed while dancing
* IdeaBulb: In "Rock My World," this ends up being the eventual solution to a burned out lightbulb problem.
* InsistentTerminology: Caleb's character in "Cave Miners" insists on calling every orifice in existence a cave.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In "Queens Is Great"
--> '''The Queen:''' The queeeen is great.
--> '''Raphael:''' Except?
--> '''The Queen:''' Except NOTHING!
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: After being told repeatedly by Microsoft Word that he had produced bad writing, the protagonist of "Computer Problems" tells it this. [[spoiler: It does.]]
* MindScrew: "I Was Thinking" has a relatively mundane story told through a person in a fairy costume with a SimpletonVoice, a person in a mime costume with a ridiculous falsetto, and a person in fighting gear with a random German accent. The comedy all comes from how weird the costumes and voices are.
* NamesTheSame: Gets a special mention in "Totally Crazy"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The father in "Father's Day" pretends to not notice that his kids are taking him for granted by always giving him homemade coupons, when in reality he is planning to pile them all on at once.
* SarcasmBlind: Inverted in "The Parks Department". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because everyone ''sounded'' like they were being sarcastic.
* ShapedLikeItself: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine."
* SickeninglySweethearts: The couple in "Love" to such an extent that they can't even go to the bathroom without horribly missing their partner.
* StrawmanPolitical: In "Free NYC Rap", "People who hate independent filmmakers are calling these laws a triumph. Independent filmmakers on the other hand..."
* TeacherStudentRomance: "My College Sex Teacher" features a teacher who wants this. Her student is not taking.
* UnfortunateImplications: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]] in-universe in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
* {{Wangst}}: "Sad Drunk Fifteen-Year-Old" invoked this ''thrice''.
* YourMindMakesItReal: "Decorating" and "Finders Keepers"
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30th Sep '12 8:09:25 PM PPPSSC
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* MindScrew: "I Was Thinking" has a relatively mundane story told through a person in a fairy costume with a dunce voice, a person in a mime costume with a ridiculous falsetto, and a person in fighting gear with a random German accent. The comedy all comes from how weird the costumes and voices are.

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* MindScrew: "I Was Thinking" has a relatively mundane story told through a person in a fairy costume with a dunce voice, SimpletonVoice, a person in a mime costume with a ridiculous falsetto, and a person in fighting gear with a random German accent. The comedy all comes from how weird the costumes and voices are.
8th May '12 7:31:00 PM PPPSSC
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* BottleFairy: The protagonists of "O'Douls" ''think'' they're this, until TheReveal.


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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The protagonists of "O'Douls" ''think'' they're the SpearCounterpart of this, until TheReveal.
22nd Apr '12 3:20:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: After being told repeatedly by Microsoft Word that he had produced BadWriting, the protagonist of "Computer Problems" tells it this. [[spoiler: It does.]]

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* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: After being told repeatedly by Microsoft Word that he had produced BadWriting, bad writing, the protagonist of "Computer Problems" tells it this. [[spoiler: It does.]]
16th Oct '11 6:24:28 PM Auxdarastrix
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* BlatantLies: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine." [[OrIsIt Or were they?]]

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* BlatantLies: "Ken Swizzle's Time Machine. It's a real time machine." [[OrIsIt Or were they?]]they?
5th Aug '11 9:42:24 PM PPPSSC
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In "Fight the Smears" the fact-giver responds to someone complaining "I hear Barack Obama has a gross mustache" with "Fact: Barack Obama's mustache is quite handsome, and he combs it with a golden brush," instead of something suggesting he didn't have a mustache.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "Fight the Smears" the fact-giver responds to someone complaining "I hear Barack Obama has a gross mustache" with "Fact: Barack Obama's mustache is quite handsome, and he combs it with a golden brush," instead of something suggesting he didn't have a mustache.
2nd Jul '11 11:50:00 PM PPPSSC
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* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Inverted in "The Parks Department". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because everyone ''sounded'' like they were being sarcastic.


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* SarcasmBlind: Inverted in "The Parks Department". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because everyone ''sounded'' like they were being sarcastic.
5th May '11 11:45:15 AM PPPSSC
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* HurricaneOfPuns: What follows the example of DigitalPiracyIsEvil in "Brooklyn's Great".

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* HurricaneOfPuns: What follows the example of DigitalPiracyIsEvil in "Brooklyn's Great". Also, the tech support in "Computer Problems"


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* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: After being told repeatedly by Microsoft Word that he had produced BadWriting, the protagonist of "Computer Problems" tells it this. [[spoiler: It does.]]
3rd Mar '11 11:05:54 AM PPPSSC
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* {{Wangst}}: "Sad Drunk Fifteen-Year-Old" contains ''three'' in-universe examples.

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* {{Wangst}}: "Sad Drunk Fifteen-Year-Old" contains ''three'' in-universe examples.invoked this ''thrice''.
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* UnfortunateImplications: In-universe example, discussed in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

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* UnfortunateImplications: In-universe example, discussed [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]] in-universe in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
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