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20th Nov '13 3:10:21 PM BlueGuy
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[[http://www.smbc-theater.com/ SMBC Theater]] is an online sketch comedy that updates once a week. It was created by Zach Weiner of SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal, which is where the name comes from, and is written by Weiner and James Ashby.

The humour can be varied, ranging from comments on politics to crude sex jokes. There is also a lot of relationship humour as well.

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'''This series contains examples of:'''
* AllMenArePerverts: Comes up a lot.
* BadassBoast[=/=]BlasphemousBoast: From the DVD Commentary. Zach doesn't look like Jesus, Jesus looks like Zach.
* BadSanta: Played by James in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-JLSjAsUzo the first Christmas special]].
* BestialityIsDepraved:
** Zach's character from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_58H5vk29VM "Inheritance"]] was married to a gorilla.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcxZlitr7k "Wikileaks"]], ends with Zach putting peanut butter on his crotch before he goes to the local dog pound.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Turned UpToEleven in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJX_hE5eYwA "Prognosis"]]. Jon dreams about getting a disease that makes his penis grow and grow until it kills him and explodes. He's [[SkewedPriorities disappointed]] when it turns out not to be real.
* BlackComedyRape: One short has Wonder Woman masquerading as a superheroine called "The Sodomizer," who saves people, then ominously asks them to bend over and pick something up for her.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Hilariously deconstructed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGArqoF0TpQ "Both Sides"]], a parody of Bill O'Reilly's "[[TheOReillyFactor No Spin Zone]]". They introduce sides like "Eyeglasses vs Stabbing Yourself With a Steak Knife" to show that [[GoldenMeanFallacy not all points are equally valid.]]
* CampGay: Invoked and deconstructed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqdIvgCKzA "Orientation"]].
* CastingGag: Zach and Kelly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsAPMhuABU "Date Wars"]]: she wants a relationship, he just wants meaningless sex. In real life, they're married.
* ComingOutStory: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqdIvgCKzA In "Orientation"]].
* CordonBleughChef: A mechanical variant. In "The Plumber", James is a brilliant and surprisingly inexpensive plumber who unfortunately insists that Zach and Kelly watch while he fixes their plumbing in an incredibly {{Squick}}y way.
* TheDanza: The actors often play characters named after themselves.
* DealWithTheDevil: One that impresses an angel.
-->''[=IwannabebisexualandimmunetoSTDsandhavenostandards.=]''
* DeathBySex: In "Superman vs. Aliens", Superman reveals this as his [[AllMenArePerverts preferred way of killing bad guys.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: In truly surreal fashion to close off "George Lucas".
* DVDCommentary: The "Goes to Hell" DVD has Zach and James making comments on the sketches in between each one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even after he becomes heartless and money-obsessed in "James Gets Rich", James is appalled at the idea of creating a new type of financial derivative.
* EverythingExplodesEnding: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8hJTJHzLs This]] episode.
* EverythingIsRacist: At the end of ''5 People You Meet In Heaven''.
* FoxNewsLiberal: Parodied in ''Both Sides''.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: ''The Duel.''
* HollywoodNerd: The ''Just Friendship'' and ''Time Travelling Geek'' sketches features this.
* JackassGenie: Subverted in "Genie". The genie tries to give James and Zach's wishes horrible consequences but gets frustrated when they don't seem to care.
* KindRestraints: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDQxP2W5YJ8 Passive Aggressive Werewolf]], a passive aggressive werewolf has his unofficial girlfriend tie him up to avoid harming people, only to get into an argument with her about it.
* LargeHam: James. In terms of willingness to ladle out pork, the man could single-handedly cater an Oktoberfest.
* LieDetector: Followed by a "Reframing Detector" and a "Changing the Subject Detector." They're meant to circumvent first-date stupidity, supposedly.
* MistakenForPedophile: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: James frequently appears naked on the show. Bonus points in that he's the [[FanDisservice fattest character in the cast.]]
* PresidentEvil: James, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB5q1maCV5I Gaffe.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSydh3ymhw King James]] knows only one guy who knows that a guy who pulls a sword out of a rock is ''not'' a good candidate and that magic and dragons aren't real and that includes James himself.
* SeriousBusiness: Everything from debating to staring contests to poker games.
* StaringContest: An "Ultimate Starting Contest" to be exact.
* TheMagicPokerEquation: Starts with a Full House, ends with [[EscalatingWar someone shooting hellfire from his eyes melting the souls of the other contestants.]]
* TheReveal: "That's right! [[MakesSenseInContext Your incestuous murder-child was Hitler AND Stalin!]]"
* TooDumbToLive: How J.P. and Zach avoid jail in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: They're fond of using these in their videos. James, for example, often plays very unsympathetic roles.
* UpperClassTwit: Batman has no concept of money or living without a butler in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6VcABSJxHg "Bat Academy"]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: James and Zach
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In "The Mancreep", James discovers that his uncanny ability to simulate cunnilingus with his tongue and the palm of his hand causes everyone else to have these. He decides to use it to fight crime.
* WhosOnFirst: The answer being, "I F@#ked Your Mother."
* YouKilledMyFather: Parodied in "Worst Haunting Ever"
--> Dad: ''You must avenge me on my kiiiiiilllllllleeeeeeeeers...''
-->Son: ''You weren't killed. You drank twelve beers a day for 30 years. you died of cirrhosis.''

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[[http://www.smbc-theater.com/ SMBC Theater]] is an online sketch comedy that updates once a week. It was created by Zach Weiner of SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal, which is where the name comes from, and is written by Weiner and James Ashby.

The humour can be varied, ranging from comments on politics to crude sex jokes. There is also a lot of relationship humour as well.

----
'''This series contains examples of:'''
* AllMenArePerverts: Comes up a lot.
* BadassBoast[=/=]BlasphemousBoast: From the DVD Commentary. Zach doesn't look like Jesus, Jesus looks like Zach.
* BadSanta: Played by James in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-JLSjAsUzo the first Christmas special]].
* BestialityIsDepraved:
** Zach's character from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_58H5vk29VM "Inheritance"]] was married to a gorilla.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcxZlitr7k "Wikileaks"]], ends with Zach putting peanut butter on his crotch before he goes to the local dog pound.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Turned UpToEleven in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJX_hE5eYwA "Prognosis"]]. Jon dreams about getting a disease that makes his penis grow and grow until it kills him and explodes. He's [[SkewedPriorities disappointed]] when it turns out not to be real.
* BlackComedyRape: One short has Wonder Woman masquerading as a superheroine called "The Sodomizer," who saves people, then ominously asks them to bend over and pick something up for her.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Hilariously deconstructed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGArqoF0TpQ "Both Sides"]], a parody of Bill O'Reilly's "[[TheOReillyFactor No Spin Zone]]". They introduce sides like "Eyeglasses vs Stabbing Yourself With a Steak Knife" to show that [[GoldenMeanFallacy not all points are equally valid.]]
* CampGay: Invoked and deconstructed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqdIvgCKzA "Orientation"]].
* CastingGag: Zach and Kelly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsAPMhuABU "Date Wars"]]: she wants a relationship, he just wants meaningless sex. In real life, they're married.
* ComingOutStory: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqdIvgCKzA In "Orientation"]].
* CordonBleughChef: A mechanical variant. In "The Plumber", James is a brilliant and surprisingly inexpensive plumber who unfortunately insists that Zach and Kelly watch while he fixes their plumbing in an incredibly {{Squick}}y way.
* TheDanza: The actors often play characters named after themselves.
* DealWithTheDevil: One that impresses an angel.
-->''[=IwannabebisexualandimmunetoSTDsandhavenostandards.=]''
* DeathBySex: In "Superman vs. Aliens", Superman reveals this as his [[AllMenArePerverts preferred way of killing bad guys.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: In truly surreal fashion to close off "George Lucas".
* DVDCommentary: The "Goes to Hell" DVD has Zach and James making comments on the sketches in between each one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even after he becomes heartless and money-obsessed in "James Gets Rich", James is appalled at the idea of creating a new type of financial derivative.
* EverythingExplodesEnding: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8hJTJHzLs This]] episode.
* EverythingIsRacist: At the end of ''5 People You Meet In Heaven''.
* FoxNewsLiberal: Parodied in ''Both Sides''.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: ''The Duel.''
* HollywoodNerd: The ''Just Friendship'' and ''Time Travelling Geek'' sketches features this.
* JackassGenie: Subverted in "Genie". The genie tries to give James and Zach's wishes horrible consequences but gets frustrated when they don't seem to care.
* KindRestraints: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDQxP2W5YJ8 Passive Aggressive Werewolf]], a passive aggressive werewolf has his unofficial girlfriend tie him up to avoid harming people, only to get into an argument with her about it.
* LargeHam: James. In terms of willingness to ladle out pork, the man could single-handedly cater an Oktoberfest.
* LieDetector: Followed by a "Reframing Detector" and a "Changing the Subject Detector." They're meant to circumvent first-date stupidity, supposedly.
* MistakenForPedophile: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: James frequently appears naked on the show. Bonus points in that he's the [[FanDisservice fattest character in the cast.]]
* PresidentEvil: James, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB5q1maCV5I Gaffe.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSydh3ymhw King James]] knows only one guy who knows that a guy who pulls a sword out of a rock is ''not'' a good candidate and that magic and dragons aren't real and that includes James himself.
* SeriousBusiness: Everything from debating to staring contests to poker games.
* StaringContest: An "Ultimate Starting Contest" to be exact.
* TheMagicPokerEquation: Starts with a Full House, ends with [[EscalatingWar someone shooting hellfire from his eyes melting the souls of the other contestants.]]
* TheReveal: "That's right! [[MakesSenseInContext Your incestuous murder-child was Hitler AND Stalin!]]"
* TooDumbToLive: How J.P. and Zach avoid jail in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: They're fond of using these in their videos. James, for example, often plays very unsympathetic roles.
* UpperClassTwit: Batman has no concept of money or living without a butler in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6VcABSJxHg "Bat Academy"]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: James and Zach
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In "The Mancreep", James discovers that his uncanny ability to simulate cunnilingus with his tongue and the palm of his hand causes everyone else to have these. He decides to use it to fight crime.
* WhosOnFirst: The answer being, "I F@#ked Your Mother."
* YouKilledMyFather: Parodied in "Worst Haunting Ever"
--> Dad: ''You must avenge me on my kiiiiiilllllllleeeeeeeeers...''
-->Son: ''You weren't killed. You drank twelve beers a day for 30 years. you died of cirrhosis.''
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22nd Oct '13 5:46:14 PM BibsDibs
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* TheMagicPokerEquation: parodied in the SMBC Theater episode "Poker World Championships", before the sketch moves on to the realm of pure absurdity.
20th Oct '13 9:47:57 AM BibsDibs
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* TheMagicPokerEquation: parodied in the SMBC Theater episode "Poker World Championships", before the sketch moves on to the realm of pure absurdity.
5th Oct '13 9:21:31 AM BibsDibs
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* OnlySaneMan: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSydh3ymhw King James]] knows only one guy who knows that a guy who pulls a sword out of a rock is a ''not'' good candidate and that magic and dragons aren't real and that includes James himself.

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* OnlySaneMan: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSydh3ymhw King James]] knows only one guy who knows that a guy who pulls a sword out of a rock is a ''not'' a good candidate and that magic and dragons aren't real and that includes James himself.
2nd Sep '13 10:58:00 AM promptjump
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** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcxZlitr7k the Wikileaks video]], there's a joke about Zach putting peanut butter on his crotch before he goes to the local dog pound.

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** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcxZlitr7k the Wikileaks video]], there's a joke about "Wikileaks"]], ends with Zach putting peanut butter on his crotch before he goes to the local dog pound.


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* UpperClassTwit: Batman has no concept of money or living without a butler in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6VcABSJxHg "Bat Academy"]].
27th Aug '13 7:33:31 AM promptjump
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* MistakenForPedophile[=/=]TooDumbToLive: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].

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* MistakenForPedophile[=/=]TooDumbToLive: MistakenForPedophile: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].


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* TooDumbToLive: How J.P. and Zach avoid jail in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
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* MistakenForPedophile[=/=]TooDumbToLive: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].



* TooDumbToLive: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
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* TooDumbToLive: J.P. and Zach in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEWlecIF408 "Great Idea"]].
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* BadSanta: Played by James in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-JLSjAsUzo the first Christmas special]].

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* BadassBoast[=/=]BlasphemousBoast: From the DVD Commentary. Zach doesn't look like Jesus, Jesus looks like Zach.
* BadSanta: Played by James in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-JLSjAsUzo the first Christmas special]].
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* CampGay: Invoked and deconstructed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdqdIvgCKzA "Orientation"]].
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