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[[caption-width-right:88:Three guys, infinite possibilities]]

->''[[CatchPhrase Doh,]] [[MarioParty I]] [[MemeticMutation missed!]]''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys The Runaway Guys]]'' are a collaborative group of [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] on {{YouTube}}, comprising probably ''the'' most popular [=YouTube LPers=]: ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, and {{Chuggaaconroy}}. Chugga is in charge of maintaining the channel, although Jon has made posts and comments for the channel as well. Updates are scheduled to occur every Saturday, though this may change for future [=LP's=].

Their first collaborative Let's Play is of the original ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', recorded when they attended Magfest 2011. It premiered February 5, 2011. The three of them were the only ones participating, and they promised more in the future with [[SpecialGuest additional players]] beyond the core three.

Most of LP #2 -- ''Videogame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' -- was recorded at PAX East 2011. It premiered April 30, 2011. Prior to the event, it was announced that a fourth player, JoshJepson, would be joining them during their recordings.

LP #3 is ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'''s "Subspace Emissary", recorded at E3 2011 and some recorded at Jon's home in Canada, with a return to three players. After this was finished, they also held a Smash tournament with 7 other guest players, one of which was JoshJepson. The tournament was recorded after New Super Mario Bros. Wii's latter recording. The champion was [[spoiler:[=ProtonJon=]]].

LP #4 is ''[[MarioParty Mario Party 2]]'', and is currently in progress.

At PAX East 2012, they had their own panel, called ''Thrown Controllers'', a competition in the style of Nick Arcade. Two teams (Team Mario and Team Sonic) take turns answering questions and playing video game challenges, either against each other, solo, or against members of the audience. The final, decisive game was a round of Pong, which was won by [[spoiler: Team Mario]].

They have a ShoutOut page [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys here]] and a Character Sheet [[Characters/TheRunawayGuys here]]. And a HoYay page [[HoYay/TheRunawayGuys here]].

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!! Current Let's Play
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]''

!!Games the Runaway Guys have Let's Played include:
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
* ''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]'' (ft. JoshJepson)
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (Subspace Emissary)]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.: Brawl]] [[TournamentArc (Tournament)]]'' [[hottip:*:(ft. JoshJepson, {{Lucahjin}}, [=ALoyalGamer=], [=SuperJeenius=], [[{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]], Donnabellez, and [=SKArmageddon=])]]

!!Filler:
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.]]''
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''

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!!Their Let's Play videos have provided examples of:
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[[folder:General]]
* BerserkButton: Chugga hates the name Steve, while Jon has almost all of his famous lines from the past, especially "MOVE FASTER POKEY!"
* BigNo: Chuggaa really goes wild with this trope. It's even gotten to the point where he has admitted it's practically his catchphrase.
* BigWhat: Both Chugga and Jon get in on this.
** One of them in [[VideoGame/MarioParty Bowser's Magma Mountain]] (courtesy of [[LargeHam Chugga]]) was even played back in slow motion [[spoiler:in episode 2 around 6:21]].
** NCS ended up bubbling during the second run of level 8-2 in [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]], but instead of an EpicFail happening, he ended up getting a 1-Up ''and'' some fireworks, yet he never even appeared on the ground '''at all'''. [[hottip:*:Episode 15, 14:30]]
* BigYes: Usually, when something good actually happens, Jon or Chugga will shout it.
** Luigi's Engine Room, episode 1 ~ 7:33 probably has the biggest one in the series, so loud ''they had to turn the volume down'':
--> '''Jon:''' '''''YEAH!!! YEAH! SUCK IT!'''''
* ButtMonkey: NCS. If something bad is going to happen to someone, it's probably going to be him. So much so that the others seem kind of protective of him, and avoid picking on him whilst bickering amongst themselves. What's strange about this is that Tim has, in the past, proven himself MORE than a capable gamer with challenges like the swordless or 3-heart runs of The Legend of Zelda.
** An excellent example of this is part one of Mystery Land in the Mario Party 2 LP. He actually manages to get lucky enough to have more coins than anyone else... and then, due to [[LuckBasedMission A Day At The Races]] and Chance Time, [[YankTheDogsChain he goes from over 80 coins to]] '''[[YankTheDogsChain one.]]'''
* CanadaEh: Where Jon is from, and where the latter half of Subspace Emissary (so far) is being recorded.
* CatchPhrase: Just about everyone sings "To the left, to the left, to the left" whenever one of them says to go left. Chugga will also often go "Might as welllll JUMP!"
** Jon's famous "GAAAAAAAAME!"
*** "''WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?''"
** According to Chugga, Josh's new catchphrase is "Are you serious?"
** "[[EpicFail Go team!]]"
** In Subspace, "GAME!" is sometimes replaced by "CAMERA!"
** Whenever someone makes a reference or shout out, Jon will usually say, "Thanks/Thank you (whatever is being referenced here)." Examples include "Thanks [[FreelanceAstronauts Maxwell]]." and "Thank you, Yu-Gi-Oh!"
* CollectiveGroan: Often in response to a pun made by one of the Guys.
* ColbertBump: JoshJepson saw a lot more publicity following his appearance in the VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii LP.
** Several LPer's look to be seeing the same perks with the Brawl tournament. They even get little bios of what they LP for the viewers.
* EpicFail
** From ''VideoGame/MarioParty'':
*** NCS profited a total of [[spoiler:-4]] coins from minigames in Luigi's Engine Room. That is to say, [[spoiler:he lost more than he gained from them]].
**** [[spoiler:He does it ''again'' on Peach's Birthday Cake, profiting a total of -1 coins.]]
**** [[spoiler:And '''''AGAIN''''' on Yoshi's Tropical Island, with -2 coins.]]
**** [[spoiler:He had 152 coins from minigames in the final standings, making him have the lowest. Jon had the second lowest, at ''567''. A 415 coin difference.]]
*** Any time anyone steals only one coin from another player.
*** A milder example is Jon not getting why Chuggaa calls the guy who switches the gates in Luigi's Engine Room "Bill Gates". [[DontExplainTheJoke As in, he switches the ''gates'', and you have to pay a ''bill'' to make him do it.]]
*** The only time they played Hot Rope Jump, they don't even make the first jump (Chuggaa landed on the fire rope). And the last time they played Running of the Bulb, all four of them get eaten and lose almost at the beginning.
** From ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'':
*** NCS getting killed by [[spoiler:the first Goomba.]]
*** Everyone except Josh getting killed by a Paratroopa in Part 2.
*** The guys attempting to do a four-player ground pound ended with two of them going down a warp pipe by accident.
*** After trying for a long period of time to get the third Star Coin in World 2-5 (and failing), ProtonJon finally gets the coin... only to die two seconds later... [[ItGotWorse while everyone else was in]] [[BottomlessPitRescueService recovery bubbles,]] [[ItGotWorse forcing them out of the level without saving their Star Coins.]]
*** At the end of episode 6, the death chart shows that NCS has ''79 deaths''.
**** At the end of the same episode, JoshJepson has a total of ''77 deaths''. Only 2 deaths behind NCS.
*** In the first fortress in World 5, they spend 5 minutes trying to get up one section, and there are a lot of deaths throughout the level.
*** Episode 14. Levels 7-4 and 7-6. And the death count at the end: Jon 19, Josh 29, Chugga 43 and NCS 47. Granted, it was a long episode, but still.
*** World [[spoiler:9-3, second Star Coin]]. Half the time they ''get'' it, but collectively die trying to make it to the end of the stage.
*** An aversion of this happened in episode 15 at the second try of level 8-2, when NCS ended up getting on the very top... only to bubble at literally the '''exact point''' of the very top of the pole. Instead of not getting anything at all, he ended up getting a 1-Up and some fireworks, yet he never appeared on the ground at the end... ''at all''.
** From ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'':
*** In Episode 7, while trying to enter Tim in so he can choose a character, they crash the Wii. No, not the game, ''the entire system.''
*** Then, when they reboot the system, they forget to enter Tim ''again''.
*** Episode 8 goes by quite swimmingly until The Wilds 2, where Chugga and Tim keep meeting their demise at the hands of... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xRFw-vjDeo8#t=1155s simple lifts]].
--->'''Video Description:''' Elevators: Apparently something only Canadians understand.
*** Duon vs. Jon and Tim. It does not go well.
*** Tim keeps going the wrong way in the maze, making Jon and Chugga yell at him a lot.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKZ0bYO3NNo The Bonus Episode]]. Tim's quest to fight and unlock Jigglypuff. [[UpToEleven It has to be seen to be believed.]]
*** During the fight between Chugga and Josh, Chugga uses a PK Starstorm and completely misses Josh, even though the attack basically covers the entire screen.
*** In an earlier match, Chugga is killed by a rolling crate spawning and smashing into him, costing him the match.
*** In the tournament fight between Lucahjin and SyKhotic, Lucah manages to leap off the edge of the stage and commit suicide in roughly the first ten seconds of play. And then proceeds to be thoroughly destroyed by both SyKhotic and the rising acid below them.
** From Mario Party 2:
*** A meta-example: The three were playing this game at E3 and it took them a ''half-hour'' to realize that they weren't recording.
*** In Space Land, Jon lands on the happening space ''six times''.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Just as bad as in Chuggaa's solo videos. To Tim and Jon's eternal pain.
** When Jon makes one in episode 5, Chugga immediately calls him on it .
*** When NCS makes one at the end of Episode 6 (MP), [[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]].
--->Tim: Son of a beach!
** In Episode 9 of VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii, there is a pun-off.
** Not from one of their official LP's, but it needs to be mentioned. From [[http://www.justin.tv/fangamer/b/288157069 this livestream]] of Super Mario RPG (Jon playing, Chugga and Tim watching):
-->'''Tim''': [[ThisIsSparta THIS IS STARDA!]]
-->'''Jon and Chugga''': *{{Beat}}* *epic groans*
** From Episode 16 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii
-->'''Chugga''': *NCS and Josh have just used a twelfth continue* "I guess these continues are a dime a dozen!"
-->'''Jon''': "Swear to god, gonna kill you!"
** In Subspace, Chugga makes one so bad it gets him ''kicked out of Jon's house''.
* {{Irony}}: In VideoGame/MarioParty, Chugga plays as Donkey Kong, who's a monkey. He has the least ButtMonkey moments of them all.
** In [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]], ProtonJon is Blue Toad, but is a [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]].
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: There's a lot of this kind of talk, unsurprising considering that both Chugga and NCS are part of the group.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Jon's reaction of "Move faster, Pokey!" is referenced in Mario Party.
** JoshJepson claims that he's been hearing it "all his life" when Chugga starts singing, "[[TheJetsons Meet Josh Jepson...]]"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade hung]]. Whenever the three [[EpicFail all screw up majorly at once]] or otherwise cause a total failure, one of them always responds with "Good job, team!" Notable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MfZPRH8ySGQ#t=494s this video]].
* NoIndoorVoice: I DARE you to find even a single episode that doesn't have any one of the guys yelling.
** Especially when they are recording at Jon's house and don't have to worry about waking up people in the hotel.
** [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Chugga]] is especially notable for this, as he's already known for having NoIndoorVoice in ''his own'' Let's Plays; he really takes it UpToEleven here.
* PhraseCatcher:
** "To the left, to the left, to the left..." is started by anything saying to go left.
** "Might as wellllll JUMP!" is started by anything saying to jump.
** "Doh, I missed!" is started by missing something.
** "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!" is started by Chugga doing anything Jon finds either sketchy, [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} punny]], or [[{{EpicFail}} made of fail.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: When 3 adults play a multiplayer game where you can [[{{Troll}} screw with your friends' sanity for the sake of your own laughter]], this was bound to happen.
-->'''Jon:''' '''[[NewSuperMarioBrosWii "How many times have I fucking played]] [[SuperMarioWorld Mario World]]!?'''
** At the most, they usually resort to "Damn it!" But even Tim squeezes an actual F-Strike when he loses an intense game of Hot Rope Jump in ''Mario Party 2''. [[ApologisesALot He immediately apologizes for it.]]
* RunningGag: Many. Chugga's bad puns, Jon being an asshole, Press L to P (In The Bathroom!).
** Jon claiming a character is "dead" and acting shocked seems to be one.
* ShoutOut: The group's name is a reference to the band known as The Runaway Five in {{EarthBound}}, which both Tim and Chugga have {{LP}}ed in the past.
** ProtonJon also made a reference to ThisVeryWiki!
** This arguably deserves a mention, but SirRonLionheart is impersonated by NintendoCapriSun.
** For other shoutouts, check [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys their dedicated page]].
* SpecialGuest: Since just about every multiplayer game allows up to four players, they attempt to get one to join them for each LP.
** JoshJepson, playing as Yellow Toad for ''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]''.
** As well as a whole slew of special guests for their Brawl tournament.
* TakeThat: Chuggaaconroy LOVES taking shots at ProtonJon for his updating.
** This is even how they start out Mario Party 2!
-->"'''Chuggaa'''": "Onto our fourth project in the time it's taken Jon to make five videos!"
-->"'''Jon'''": "You are a DICK!"
* TookALevelInBadass: NCS definitely shows improvement over his performance in ''Mario Party'' during ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''.
** Well, he's still having problems bubbling and not jumping on spikes and fire...
** Wario, the CPU player, [[LetsGetDangerous got serious]] during Bowser's Magma Mountain; he almost won, but eventually lost [[spoiler:by one coin]].
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Immediately after Jon calls himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext a professional mine cart driver]] in ''Mario Party'', a portion of commentary was removed due to personal reasons.
** A small section of commentary in Episode 3 of New Super Mario Bros. is missing. During this segment, an explanation is displayed on the video: they discussed some of their future projects, and didn't want to spoil anyone. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Jon is thanked/blamed for this]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Several channel names were considered: Splitscreen Shenanigans, Loud Players, Let's Play Crossover, and Press Start to LP.
** Then it's placed into humorous proportions as Chuggaa says,
---> Chugga: I got it! 'Press L to P!'
---> Jon: (tries to say something then sighs) I hate you so much.
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[[folder:Mario Party]]
* AccidentalInnuendo: [[{{In-universe}} Pointed out]] in the game, as they note that DK's pose during the Limbo minigame is somewhat suggestive of a different kind of donkey.
* {{Angrish}}: Jon in the last board, once his poor luck takes its toll.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Near the end of the first video.
-->'''Jon''': We set the man out to drown in the ocean[[hottip:*:Shy Guy Says]], and then you threw a bomb at him[[hottip:*:Hot Bob-Omb]].\\
'''Chugga''': And stole all his money.\\
'''Jon''': That poor... man.
* ArtificialStupidity: Wario, who had enough coins for a star, decides to waste 10 to use a shortcut. He loses, is now forced to visit Toad, and can't afford it.
** This particular case edges into FridgeBrilliance when you realize just how close it ended up being to Wario winning. The star would've cost Wario 20 coins, attempting the shortcut would put Wario under 20 coins (a cost of 10 coins). Wario peaked at 111 coins in-game, and if he had gotten the star, all other turns held the same as they ended up going, he would've peaked at 101 coins. [[spoiler:Chuggaaconroy got exactly 112 coins before buying his one star, and never got above that number.]] Sure, he would have had one more star... but that's one more star that [[spoiler:Chugga would have gotten]].
** This becomes a minor gag, with the guys even [[spoiler:replaying the clip of Wario's horrible decision later]].
* AsideGlance: Lampshaded in Peach's Birthday Cake, when Bowser gives 20 coins to the completely broke DK (Chugga). "Even DK wants to know, 'What the hell was that crap?'"
* AwesomeMcCoolname: One of the many subjects they discussed was official name changes. Brought up was a story of someone who had their name officially changed to [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]].
* BerserkButton: Just about ''everyone'' hates Chance Time. Chugga gets even louder when he loses coins.
** As seen above, Chugga and Jon hate the memes they created.
* BigWhat: Twice during Peach's Birthday Cake during one conversation:
---> '''Chugga''': I've never seen an Indiana Jones film. ''*{{beat}}*''\\
'''Jon''': You-WHAT?! Sorry, that took a second to click.\\
'''Tim''': Wait a minute. Wait. A minute. You haven't seen Indiana Jones? Even I've seen Indiana Jones.\\
'''Chugga''': I've never seen an Indiana Jones movie.\\
'''Jon''': How could you have not seen an Indiana Jones movie? It's like THE action movie.\\
'''Tim''': Aw, man.\\
'''Chugga''': I've never seen a Back to the Future movie, either.\\
'''Jon''': NO WAY!!\\
'''Tim''': WHAT?! OH MY GOD!!\\
'''Jon''': What kind of human being are you?!\\
'''Chugga''': One who doesn't watch a lot of movies?
* BlessedWithSuck: Chuggaa claims he's stolen Jon's power to get mini-game names wrong.
* BookEnds: Even lampshaded by Chugga in editing -- the same minigame (Shy Guy Says) was played on the first turn of the first board, and the last turn of the final board [[spoiler:with Chugga as the victor on both]].
** The LP also ends with the LP'ers talking about how they're "The Runaway Guys" over the opening cutscene.
* BuffySpeak: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVwSxw4jNDM#t=13m43s On Magma Mountain.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki.
--->'''Chugga''': Yes!! No more of the stuff!
--->'''Jon''': The 3 on 1's?
--->'''Chugga''': The stuff.
--->'''Jon''': The stuff with the things that do the stuff with the [[PerfectlyCromulentWord ringyjingys]].
--->'''Chugga''': With the thing.
--->'''Jon''': Yeah, yeah, with the thing!
--->'''Chugga''': Yeah, with that thing, not the-
--->'''Jon''': Wait, which thing, the other thing?
--->'''Chugga''': No, not the other thing, you're thinking of the thing that is the third stuff from the left.
--->'''Jon''': Oh, wait, that thing? [[{{WordOfGod}} (pointing at NCS)]]
--->'''Chugga''': Yes!
--->'''Jon''': OK. *''{{beat}}''*
--->'''Tim''': Uhh, I have no idea what I just heard there, y'all.
--->'''Jon''': TVTropes [[LampshadeHanging just kinda had a heart attack.]]
* CallBack: "[[KnyttStories Don't eat the mushroom]]!"
** "[[RenAndStimpy Stimpy!]] [[ProtonJon I need...]] [[KaizoMarioWorld spackle!]]" [-(After which, Jon then explains the origins of said quote to his cohorts and the viewers.)-]
** "[[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Oh my god]], [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver I found a Phanpy]] -- no I found a Superstar."
** [[TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Find a green rupee]], [[NintendoCapriSun NCS]]?
* CastingGag: Jon plays as [[KaizoMarioWorld Mario]]. The three of them clarify that for once, he's not playing as a [[ROMHack hacked version]] of Mario.
** Unfortunately, the gag doesn't carry onto the [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]] LP.
** An ironic one with Chugga, who plays Donkey Kong. DK is a monkey, yet he has the ''least'' number of ButtMonkey moments.
*** Played straight with a second CastingGag with Chugga and Jon together -- Jon is Mario and Chugga is Donkey Kong. In several games, DK is Mario's rival and vice versa.
** NCS plays Yoshi, and has the worst luck. [[{{TheMuppets}} It's not easy being green.]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Probably the only intentional example: Bowser's Magma Mountain, the end of the fourth video. Wario had 3 Stars and everybody else only had one. The video ended with [[ScrappyMechanic Chance Time]] and the wheels were set to Wario swapping Stars with someone. It was on the last turn right before the mini-game, so the lucky participant would pretty much be guaranteed to win. [[spoiler:It turned out to be Chugga, leading to his fourth victory and him being the majority winner of the LP.]]
** The description of the vídeo states that this cliffhanger was something M. Night Shyamalan would be proud of.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The whole reason for the Anti-Peach Allegiance.
** During a Paddle Battle minigame, Compu!Luigi ''rockets'' the raft all the way across the river in one mighty stroke [[{{Rubber band AI}} after the guys get him to take a hit]]. Screams of this commence.
** On Bowser's Magma Mountain: "WHAT?! THAT WAS A STAR!"
*** Apparently, this is actually a bug. The first ''Mario Party'' predetermined all random-number results (Dice Blocks, the Roulette Block prompting the above quote, possibly even Chance Time) before each turn. Further proven in the next episode (and the previous one too, though that went unmentioned) when a Star is selected even though the block was clearly showing Bowser.
* DarkHorseVictory: When you have three human players and one random computer opponent, this is almost inevitable sometimes.
** The most obvious example of this is in Wario's Battle Canyon; [[spoiler:Jon]] had the lead for most of the game, until the very end when [[spoiler:NCS, who had been in last place most of the time,]] suddenly snatched it from him.
** [[spoiler:Chuggaa]] winning Bowser's Magma Mountain also counts. It was magnificent.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: This little token from Yoshi's Tropical Island - Part 4:
--> '''Chugga''': I was one of the few people who actually had the first [Mario Party]... and I was too poor to afford anymore after that, because I was really poor.
* {{Dissimile}}: Chugga, on Knock Block Tower: "It's like Jenga, except not at all."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Luigi's Engine Room, Chugga gets Boo and has enough coins to steal a Star, with Jon being the only one aside from him to have one. Chugga instead steals coins.
--> '''Jon''': I thought you were gonna do something else there.
--> '''Chugga''': I'm not that mean. You are though.
--> '''Jon''': Yeah, 'cause I did it last time!
** On one board, Bowser actually gives Chugga money when he's broke.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: When NCS makes the inevitable reference to "Move Faster Pokey", ''Chuggaa'', of all people, immediately chastises him for it, claiming that ''even he'' wouldn't have gone that far.
** HypocriticalHumor: He then proceeds to make the reference in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''. Jon spends the rest of the level and the beginning of the next one trying to kill him.
* {{Facepalm}}: Yoshi's game-loss animation, which they nickname "eyes-palm" or "face-eyes".
* FanNickname: Invoked -- ProtonJon always refers to the "Bowser Revolution" event as "Bowser Communism".
** Chugga eventually starts calling it that, too.
** Chugga calls the guy who you can pay to swap the gates on Luigi's Engine Room "Bill Gates". [[DontExplainTheJoke Jon doesn't get it, and Chugga has to explain it.]]
** Bowser's dance is affectionately called the "Pee Dance".
** The Bowser space is called "die". And they get that space a lot, causing one of them (usually Chugga) to say "And we get die" a lot.
* FantasticRacism: Brought up humorously concerning Yoshi and DonkeyKong in the ''Mario Party'' videos.
--> '''Chugga:''' And you say ''I'm'' racist. \\
'''Jon:''' RaŚ how is that racist!? It's a dinosaur! \\
'''Chugga:''' Dinosaurs are people too, you know! \\
'''Jon:''' No they're not, they're ''dinosaurs''! That's why they're called dinosaurs! \\
'''Tim:''' *on the brink of laughing* No comment.
** Also how Chugga pronounces Knock Block Tower. It's gets even more racist as the boards go by.
* {{Fictionary}}: Chugga wonders if "[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 Take it to the fridge]]" is a form of [[GratuitousRap Rapanese]].
--> '''Jon:''' ...Rapanese. ''Rapanese''. I-I'm walking away.
* ForWantOfANail: The only thing that stopped Wario from winning the Bowser's Magma Mountain board was [[spoiler:Chugga having ONE MORE COIN than him, thus letting Chugga win the Coin Star]].
** A harder to catch version was during Eternal Star; Peach came in second, and on the last mini-game (Shy Guy Says), Chugga won. If you look at the final results screen, it showed that the 10 coins Chugga got allowed him to keep ahead of Peach after the bonus stars were awarded.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Possibly intentional: JoshJepson is mentioned at one point during the LP. Guess who joins them for their next LP.
** In episode 11 at 9:10, Chuggaa is singing the main theme of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (though it's hard to tell, because it's so bad). Their next LP turns out to be that very game.
* FourIsDeath: Inverted. A person in Mario Party who leads by 4 stars means death to everyone else. [[spoiler:Clearly demostrated in Eternal Star, as Chuggaa was the one that had 4 stars. Guess who won the board?]]
** And John's languish cries of GAAAMEEE! was said 4 times in a row when first used in Yoshi's Island Adventure.
* FridgeLogic: Invoked in the last part of the LP. "You didn't have ''numbers'' in ''1927''?"
* FunWithAcronyms: In one chance time, Jon -- having lost coins -- tells the game 'FU so much.' And Chuggaa gives us this:
--> '''Chugga:''' If you see Kay, tell her I said 'hi!'
* [[GangUpOnTheHuman Gang Up on the]] [[InvertedTrope Computer]]: The three of them often partake in this when they aren't explicitly screwing each other over. In Luigi's Engine Room, they even officially formed an Anti-[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Peach]] Allegiance.
** During the Yoshi board, they decide to gang up on Chuggaa instead.
*** Jon even states that he would even help [[ButtMonkey Tim]] win just so Chuggaa couldn't.
** They'll often target the computer player with Boo even if the computer is already in last place. Justified by the computer's Coins and Stars not being put into the in-game bank at game's end... at least for Mario Party 1.
* GodzillaThreshold: Nodded to in Peach's Birthday Cake when [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Peach herself]] seems to be in the running for victory:
-->'''Chugga:''' Oh, I thought she was gonna get [[ScrappyMechanic Chance Time]] there.\\
'''Jon:''' ...I was kinda hoping she'd get a Chance Time.\\
'''Chugga:''' ...me too, honestly.
* HumiliationConga:
** Yoshi's Tropical Island Part 1 had one of these for Jon. He got a poison mushroom from a Mushroom Space; Luigi then got a warp block, swapped places with Jon, and got a normal mushroom. Later in that same turn, NCS also got a normal mushroom. Jon was not amused.
--> Jon: [[RunningGag "GAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEE!"]]
** On the final turn of Wario's Battle Canyon, Chugga -- whose turn immediately precedes Jon's -- reaches Boo and steals a star from Jon. Then on Jon's turn, he gets a Minus Block [[hottip:*:player loses a number of coins equal to the dice roll]]. And rolls a 10.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Towards the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krC7HTp-H80&feature=player_detailpage#t=731s the first part of Luigi's Engine Room]], when Jon gets a Poison Mushroom, Chugga chimes in with this:
-->'''Chugga:''' Hey, Jon. Hey, Jon. [[KnyttStories Don't eat the mushroom]].\\
'''Jon:''' ...I hate your face.\\
''*Chugga laughs, NCS groans*''\\
'''NCS:''' Man, talk about perfect timing!\\
'''Chugga:''' I was saving that joke!\\
'''Jon:''' I like how you scripted jokes for-- to say--\\
'''Chugga:''' Well, I just thought of it on the plane!\\
'''Jon:''' You thought of it on the wa-- You ''literally'' have thought of this for ''days''! You've been waiting ''days'' to make a "Don't eat the mushroom" reference!\\
'''Chugga:''' Well, I guess I knew it would bug you! I knew it would bug you, that's why I did it.
** Which leads to...
* IronicEcho[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: The very next turn, Chugga gets a [[ScrappyMechanic Warp Block]] and switches places with Jon. He also gets a poison mushroom. Naturally, Jon remarks, "HEY, CHUGGA! '''''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny DON'T EAT THE MUSHROOM!]]''''' I HEAR IT'S BAD FOR YOU!"
** [[ZigZaggingTrope But wait]]! It gets better! Chugga gets his revenge on DK's Jungle Adventure, where he makes another gag at Jon's expense.
** Happens ''[[RunningGag again]]'' on Peach's Birthday Cake.
*** It [[RunningGag keeps on happening to him]], and he rarely gets the mushroom.
* MindScrew: Jon has one of these moments when Chugga reveals that ''Mario Party'' has {{Canon}}.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The trio has a tendency to laugh whenever one of the characters ends up in a Bowser suit with their ridiculously mismatched head peeking out.
* NoblewomansLaugh: ProtonJon gives a really good one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2CLAlyIBE&t=4m21s during Yoshi's Tropical Island]] while making fun of Chuggaaconroy's saying "Knocka Blocka Towah!" (Knock Block Tower).
** Which (in editing) Chugga said sounded an awful lot like TheJoker.
* NoodleIncident: At the very beginning of Mario's Rainbow Castle -- Episode 4:
-->'''Chugga:''' No yawning! *hits Jon*\\
'''Jon:''' I'm sor -- Ow! What the heck was that for!? ''{{Beat}}'' ...did you ''lick your finger'' first?\\
'''Chugga:''' No--!\\
'''Jon:''' That's disgusting!\\
'''Chugga:''' *laughing* No I didn't--\\
'''Jon:''' ''[[RunningGag WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?]]''\\
'''Chugga:''' Haha! ...[[LampshadeHanging I like how the fans didn't see what happened and they just hear you saying "Did you lick your finger before you did that?"]]\\
'''Jon:''' ...well, now you're just making it ''worse''.
* OhCrap: [[RandomNumberGod Many]], [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard many]] [[ScrappyMechanic times]].
* OverlyLongGag: The very last mini-game they play is Shy Guy Says. The mini-game goes on for 40 seconds before Jon and Chugga are the only ones left standing. They then proceed to survive the mini-game for the next minute and 28 seconds, making the mini-game last for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxgTI6EbV0U&feature=player_detailpage#t=486s two minutes and eight seconds]]''. Doesn't sound too long, but watching it does feel ridiculous after the first half minute.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: A variation in Luigi's Engine Room:
--> '''Chugga:''' Buried Treasure, alright. I won this every time we played it last game, hopefully I can do so again. \\
'''Jon:''' We only played it once last game. \\
'''Chugga:''' That was every time!
* OverlyPrepreparedGag: Apparently, Chugga had been waiting for ''days'' to make a [[KnyttStories "Don't Eat The Mushroom"]] joke towards [[NeverLiveItDown Jon]].
* PottyDance: Bowser's "Pee-Pee Dance" is a running gag.
* RuleOfThree: All over the place. The Runaway Guys are composed of three core players, many players winning the game by having 3 stars, many mini-games have been played up to three times so far, etc.
* RunningGag: "Don't eat the mushroom" is a very easy quote to toss around.
** Chugga says "Knocka Blocka Towaa" every time said game is selected.
** "I don't like that omen." is often said by Jon or Chuggaa whenever the Chance Time's pre-set mode shows Mario or DK giving coins to another player. Eventually, they start saying it every time someone hits Chance Time. [[spoiler:Ironically, Chugga later wins Bowser's Magma Mountain ''as a direct result of Chance Time''.]]
*** "Oh look, <x> is giving ten coins to himself, how generous of him!"
** On the instruction screen of minigames, Chugga will often move his character around and announce how he's attacking the others.
** [[{{ProtonJon}} GAAA]][[{{SayMyName}} AAA]][[{{ButtMonkey}} AAA]][[{{BerserkButton}} AME!!!]]
* SayMyName: Jon's repeated, anguished screams of "GAAAAMMMMEEE!"
** '''[[ShigeruMiyamoto MIYAMOTO!]]''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L14ajkIaokI Eternal Star episode 3 at 0:02]].
* ScheduleSlip: It happened once with Yoshi's Tropical Island due to PAX East '11 (though that was due to the internet at their hotel being crappy).
** Chuggaa also pokes at Jon's slow updates during one minigame, when he said "And I'll start updating every 5 years" to which Jon remarks "I LP faster than that."
** There's a three-week pause planned between World 7 and 8 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but filler videos have been promised to keep the viewers occupied.
* ScrewDestiny: You know that 'Mario Party has canon' bit in the first episode? [[spoiler:They made sure Wario didn't win at Bowser's Magma Mountain.]]
** Which was almost subverted, because if anyone other than Chugga had gotten Wario's stars, Wario would've won nonetheless, because Jon and NCS didn't peak at as many coins as Chugga. Wario still would've won if Chugga had hit a red space instead of a blue space or done anything different.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Called out word-for-word during a failed "Bowl Over" game, where the shell hits the "gutter" and the Koopa Troopa used as the bowling ball pops its head and limbs out of its shell and runs off.
* SoBadItsGood: [[invoked]] Chuggaa references this trope almost verbatim, claiming that ShaqFu is "So Bad It's Great".
* SoundEffectBleep: Played humorously when Chuggaa uses it.
---> '''Chugga:''' You know what else isn't making it into the final cut?\\
'''Jon:''' What?\\
''(Insert long bleep here)''\\
'''Jon:''' Yeah, that just threw me off guard, actually.\\
[[spoiler:...In case you were wondering, Chugga just shouted and thought that the censor fit better in editing!]]
* StayInTheKitchen: In the intro to the game itself, Chugga explains the [[ExcusePlot premise of]] ''Mario Party'' -- they try to figure out who among them is the best, but he chimes that it can't be Peach, "because she's a woman." He's ''immediately'' called out on this.
* SureWhyNot: During a loud bit between Chugga and Jon after the shocking realization of Chugga's EpicWin at the end of Bowser's Magma Mountain.
---> '''Chugga:''' I won by one coin!\\
'''Jon:''' You won by Chance Time, Chugga. You won by Chance Time! IT WAS BY MY WILL, IT WAS BY MY WILL THAT YOUR-\\
'''Chugga:''' [[{{Castlevania}} -THAT I WAS GIVEN FLESH!]]\\
'''Jon:''' THAT TOO! SURE, WE'LL ROLL WITH THAT!
* TheStinger: Thrown in at the end of Bowser's Magma Mountain, just to remind everyone of Wario's moment of ''monumental'' ArtificialStupidity.
* TemptingFate
** In Handcar Havoc, Jon states that you never had to use the brakes... and then both teams fall into the lava as they tried to go through a curve.
---> '''Chugga:''' You say we never needed the brake button! *''(beat)''*\\
'''Jon:''' My bad.\\
'''Chugga:''' SEE?!\\
'''Jon:''' I have never- n- never ever needed the brake button on that! Never.\\
'''Chugga:''' TOLD! YOU!\\
'''Jon:''' That's the first time I've ever seen it-\\
'''Chugga:''' [[ThisIsSparta TOLD! YOU!]]
** And in Eternal Star:
---> '''Jon:''' And I'm gonna roll a two. ''(A Slow Block pops up[[hottip:*:Guaranteeing that his dice roll is between one and three]])'' '''[[RunningGag GAAAAME!!!]]'''
*** Though he did get a ''[[{{Subverted}} three]]'', this was immediately followed by Chugga getting a Speed Block[[hottip:*:eight to ten]], resulting in {{angrish}} from Jon.
** In Yoshi's Island:
-->'''Jon:''' ''(gets a Mushroom Block)'' Oh, this could be good...
-->'''Tim:''' Or it could be bad!
-->'''Jon:''' ''(rolls a Poison Mushroom)'' GAAAAAAAME!
* ThisIsSparta: SCREW! [[RunningGag YOU PEOPLE!]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: Concerning a coin-stealing mini-game, where Chugga kept referencing rape (due to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything how the coins are stolen]]):
--> '''Jon''': "What's with you and rape?"
--> '''Chugga''': "I don't know? ...it's fun?"
--> '''Jon''': "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny WHAT?!?]]"
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:NCS's victory in Wario's Battle Canyon, though it was due to pure luck, and landing on lots of Happening Spaces.]]
** Also, Jon ''finally'' getting a regular mushroom.
* TooSoon: When Chuggaa and NCS fall off the slope in Bobsled Run, Jon says afterwards that they had a [[CoolRunnings Jamaican bobsled accident]], then asks if it's too soon straight after.
* TranquilFury: One of the guys brings up [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Ste]][[{{NeverLiveItDown}} ve]]. Chugga's reaction:
--> ''*[[{{OutOfCharacterMoment}} quietly]]* "Don't say that name around me."''
* WaxingLyrical: ProtonJon carries this over from his own videos when he quotes "[[{{Rocky}} Eye of the Tiger]]" lyrics.
** He also tries this with {{Rickroll}}, but sputters and fails a few lines in. Chugga expresses disappointment because it was actually going somewhere.
** However, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVAWDtdDhY here]], Jon is able to sing some of it.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In early parts, there's a running joke that Jon has PsychicPowers that... let him accurately predict how many coins Boo is going to steal before it happens.
* YankTheDogsChain: On Peach's Birthday Cake, NCS lands on a hidden block that gives him 20 coins, which is enough to pay for the star that's right ahead. [[spoiler:Too bad that the star he earns is taken from him a few minutes later when he lands on a happening space.]]
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* [[AGodAmI A]] [[{{Okami}} Goddess]] [[AGodAmI Am I]]: Chuggaa declares himself to be [[{{Okami}} Amaterasu]]. He also points out when another guy is God, usually when they're mini and running across water.
* {{Angrish}}: Josh for the latter half of part 10.
* ApologeticAttacker: Whenever Tim gets in the crossfire of Chugga and Jon's attempts to kill each other, they tend to tell him they're sorry for that.
* BackToBackBadasses: In a sense. During parts of a ghost house involving a descending platform surrounded by Boos, the group paired up and faced back-to-back to look at the ghosts and keep them away. They weren't really doing anything other than that (aside from the time Josh decided to just throw fireballs randomly).
* BashBrothers: Josh and Jon when [[VitriolicBestBuds not trying to kill each other]]. They both even give the killing blow to Roy, tag teamed Lemmy, Jon launched a star empowered Josh at Boos, worked together to get several of the Star Coins, and seem to be the ones to pull off the combo ground pound most of the time.
** It was even discussed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXkR_8TIdaE LPCatchPhrases' interview with Jon]]: the man himself says he thinks of Josh as "a younger him" and they tend to team up like brothers a lot, particularly Josh backing Jon up when he calls out Chugga for certain things.
* BigNo: When [[{{MemeticMutation}} Steve]] was brought up, Chuggaa responded [[CreatorBacklash as expected.]]
** In episode 14; Josh lets a huge one out when they learn they'll have to repeat the entirety of 6-7 after going through hell to get all the star coins, [[{{Shaggy dog story}} then die right before the end.]]
** In episode 16, Chugga dies just before hitting the second switch in the final castle, forcing them to restart the level. Chugga, NCS, and Josh let out several of these.
*** BigYes: [[TokenEvilTeammate Jon]], on the other hand, ''cheers'', since that meant he had another chance to be the one to hit the switch. He lets out another when he actually does hit it.
* BookEnds: It's a case of Blink and You'll Miss It, but it's there. NintendoCapriSun's first death? The first Goomba of the first stage. His last death? The last Goomba of the last stage.
* BuffySpeak: From World 2-4:
-->'''Josh''': That thing did that stuff that I hate!
* CallBack: Tim's the first to say "D'oh, I missed!", the ever-popular line from Mario Party.
** In World 2-3, Jon grabs six Starmen, which prompts this exchange:
-->'''Chugga''': Think you have enough, Jon?
-->'''Jon''': Nope; [[EpicFail making up for]] VideoGame/MarioParty.
** In Episode 5, a reference is made to [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Steve]] [[{{Pikmin}} the Red Pikmin]]. Of course, Chugga doesn't like it.
*** 'Steve' was also alluded to during the Yoshi's Tropical Island run in the Mario Party LP.
** The intros to each video, as mentioned in RunningGag below, reference each players' intro styles in their own videos... and in one special case:
-->'''Jon:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDCd9w1688 Alright, guys,]] [[KaizoMarioWorld welcome back to]] [[GameMod ano- the next romhack]]. We're gonna be playing a four-player Mario romhack sent to us by S. [[{{ItIsPronouncedTro-PAY}} Miyamata]], I dunno... I can't read his name, it's kinda weird. Um... it looks... looks pretty good, actually, it's got a lot of work done to it, it's got a pretty big map...
** "DINOSAURS ARE PEOPLE TOO!" "No, they're dinosaurs."
** Episode 11 has the Guys bring up 'Rapanese'.
** Josh finds out that Chuggaa never saw IndianaJones or BackToTheFuture, and reacts pretty much the exact same way that Jon and Tim did.
* CaptainObvious: Jon has a moment.
-->'''Jon''': For those of you who have never played this game before, you can obviously tell this is a four-player game, it's the first-- \\
'''Chugga''': ''[[SarcasmMode NAAAAAWWWW!]]''
* CastingGag: Probably an unintentional example, but NCS plays as Luigi. Both are {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and {{Butt Monkey}}s.
** Also with NCS, just like in Mario Party, he plays a green character. [[{{TheMuppets}} It's not easy being green.]]
* CatchPhrase: Jon tends to cheerfully call, "Bye guys!" whiler rushing ahead of everybody.
* ChekhovsGun: Remember those two lives Chugga got in episode 17, part 1, around the 7 minutes and 30 seconds mark? [[spoiler:Had he not gotten those lives, he would almost definitely have used a continue as Jon wanted, as later on there was a period where he had only two lives remaining.]]
* ClusterFBomb: When compared to the mere precision F-bombs dropped in their other group works. JoshJepson is a large contributor to this.
* CrackPairing: Invoked, sort of. In the beginning of Episode Two, TheJetsons theme, sung by Chugga, has himself as Elroy, Josh as George, ''[[BreadEggsMilkSquick Jon as Judy]]'', and '''''[[RefugeInAudacity Tim as Jane]]'''''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Episode 11 has [[ButtMonkey Josh]] dying the least while also finally managing to earn 1-Ups.
** Tim, of all people, seems to lead the group through most of World 8, save for the final boss.
* CurbStompBattle: The [[spoiler:third]] attempt at Bowser.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Remembering too late that there is no 'awesome spin jump' like there was in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: The third Koopaling in the game is actually Lemmy, while Iggy's the boss of a later world. Ironically, those are the two who went through DivergentCharacterEvolution in this game, so at least the confusion makes sense.
** But they correct themselves later.
** Jon previously confused Iggy with Lemmy in ''Mario's Wacky World'', so this makes sense.
* EpicFail: At the end of World 6-1. Josh was about to reach the flag pole and bubbled. Jon pops him, getting knocked away from the top in the process, This sends Josh high enough to reach the top of the flagpole, but Josh bubbles again. Chugga pops on his way to the flagpole only for Josh to bubble a third time.
** Episode 14. They even had to change to ending format, because the causes of death wouldn't all fit on screen. And the death count at the end: Jon 19, Josh 29, Chugga 43 and NCS 47.
*** Levels 7-4 and 7-6 especially.
** Episode 17. World 9-3. ''That one Star Coin.'' [[spoiler:It took 12 tries to get it.]]
** At the end, both NCS and Josh's most common causes of death were ''self-induced'' pitfalls.
** NCS died on the ''very first Goomba''.
* EvilTastesGood: During World 9-6, when [[TokenEvilTeammate Jon]] keeps trying to kill Chugga:
--->'''Jon:''' Seriously! You're so close, I can taste it.
--->'''Chugga:''' You can taste my death?
--->'''Jon:''' Yes, and it's delicious! ... And nutritious!
---> (roughly two seconds later, Chugga dies, and Jon gives [[BigYes a predictable response]])
* FailedASpotCheck: Happens a lot to Josh and Tim. Notably, Josh fails to spot an incoming Bullet Bill during Episode 14, causing all three of the others to yell.
-->'''Jon''': How did you not ''see that?!''
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]:
** TheHero: Emile ({{Chuggaaconroy}})
** TheLancer: Jon (who doubles as TheSmartGuy, given his prior knowledge about how to get the grand majority of the Star Coins)
** TheBigGuy: Tim (NintendoCapriSun)
** TheChick: Josh (confirmed in episode 16, with an additional ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki)
---> '''Chuggaa:''' According to TVTropes, you're the girl.
* ForegoneConclusion: It's either going to be Jon or Chuggaconroy winning in almost all of the categories; if not for making sure (more) levels don't have to be replayed due to multiple stupid deaths, Tim and Josh might as well not even be there.
** They actually Lampshade this in episode 9.
** [[spoiler:It comes true, they are the two that defeat Bowser]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Brought up by Chuggaa but avoided. He points out that the Blue Toad dies during the demo play and that he will be played by Jon. As it stands, he's died the least times out of everyone.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: In the game, whenever two or more players ground pound at the same time, it causes a shockwave that functions like a POW Block. The four of them use this ability all the time in those balloon-collecting minigames to kill everything right off the bat and make it easier, but they never think to use it to knock down Star Coins floating in the air, and frequently complain about missing coins and having to revisit the level later if they lose the POW Block that would be required to knock them down in singleplayer.
** Chuggaa points this out during the coin cleaup in episode 12, but it didn't get a passing acknowledgement from anyone else.
* HehHehYouSaidX: In Episode 11, Jon said the phrase "number 2", and Josh, Chugga, and Tim all said this.
--> '''Jon''': [[SarcasmMode I'm glad to see I'm playing with such mature people]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Sometimes someone will have to die in order to get a Star Coin. This can often double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, or fail and end in a SenselessSacrifice.
--> '''Chugga''': I SACRIFICED MYSELF FOR MONEY! I REGRET NOTHING!
* HeyThatsMyLine: In episode 12, Jon and Chugga get into an argument because Chugga keeps saying things Jon said.
** In Episode 15, Chugga starts using Josh's [[CatchPhrase catch phrases]]. Jon is not amused.
** Inverted in the Episode 7 intro, Jon's upset he DOESN'T have a line to steal
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[{{CaptainObvious}} The bubble mechanic gets abused]] -- [[{{RunningGag}} a lot.]] This occasionally comes back to bite the guys in the ass whenever they fail a level because three of the players are stuck in bubbles -- voluntarily or otherwise -- and the last guy dies. Episode 14 is the shining example of this trope in this LP.
** The finale stated that they knocked themselves out of the level by all bubbling at the same time 20 times. Yes, you read that right, Twenty.
* HumanShield: Chugga does this to Jon in episode 12. Jon was less than pleased, mostly because everyone had just picked up and item that grants invincibility.
--> '''Jon''': ''*After dying* Argh! Thanks for using me like an umbrella, guys; while you had '''Starmen'''!''
* HurricaneOfPuns: Episodes 4 & 9.
* HypocriticalHumor: Jon pulls this off and attempts to justify it:
--> '''Chugga''': ''*throws Jon off a platform*''
--> '''Jon''': ''"[[ThisIsSparta YOU. ARE A DICK.]]" *throws Josh off a platform*''
--> '''Josh''': ''"Why'd you do that?!"''
--> '''Jon''': ''"Because I'm a dick too!"''
* InSeriesNickname: The finale had {{chuggaaconroy}} as ThomasJefferson, NintendoCapriSun as Wart -- rather, ThomasJefferson as well -- ProtonJon as Pedro Martinez III Esq. -- rather, John Adams (or John Quincy Adams, ProtonJon couldn't make up his mind) -- and JoshJepson as... well, himself.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Jokingly, on various occasions; one of the guys will say that everything is all right because they survived something, even though the other three are perfectly fine as well.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Near the beginning of World 1-4, ProtonJon acquires ''two'' Ice Flowers from a ? Block, and proceeds to taunt everyone else, only to get hit by a fish almost immediately thereafter, losing his powerup. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when he picks up another ice flower that had fallen ''below the bottom of the screen,'' then [[DoubleSubversion doubly subverted]] when he gets hit by the ''next'' fish. All of this happens in the space of about thirteen seconds.
** Jon's attempted TakingYouWithMe. During Episode 4, Chugga eats Jon with his Yoshi. Jon promptly escapes, and steals Chugga's Yoshi with a ground-pound. As Chugga protests, Jon immediately eats him, while he's falling into a pit, [[TakingYouWithMe trying to kill them both]]. Chugga manages to escape and bubble to safety, while only Jon falls to his death.
-->''(After Jon falls into the pit, and he jumps out)''
-->'''Chugga''': [[LampshadeHanging ''YEEESSS!! DESERVE!! DESERVE!!''']]
** Zigzagged: Chugga manages a role reversal in episode 6, and it worked.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: In Episode 7, Chugga references the ending of Mario Party. The others immediately {{Lampshade}} this, and proceed to discuss it in greater detail.
* LateToThePunchline: During the send-off for episode 6, one of the guys doesn't understand the pun in "join us next time ''for'' World ''4''," and has to have it spelled out.
* LeeroyJenkins: Chugga will often cry this when anyone utters the words, "All right, let's do this." Sometimes he cuts himself off, saying he won't make the joke, only to fully do so a few minutes later.
** The trope actually occurs in the finale; while the others discussed how to get a particular star coin in World 9-5, [[spoiler:Josh]] rushed ahead to claim it while they weren't looking. [[spoiler:Subverted, though, because he [[CrowningMomentofAwesome succeeded.]]]]
* TheMedic: NCS, in a way. He usually doesn't do too much during the actual stages, but when the other guys die, he avoids traps so he can pop their bubbles and bring them back into the game. Ironically, he'll often die immediately after saving someone.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Josh said "Geez it's thrusting", which sounded like "Jesus frosting".
** And again after failing 9-7, when Jon says "It's a good thing I didn't bet with you, Josh." Josh mistakes this statement as "[[HoYay It's a good thing I didn't go to bed with you.]]"
* NotMeThisTime: In World 1-5, Josh accuses [[CombatPragmatist Chugga]] of killing him. Chugga protests and points out that he was nowhere near him when he died.
** Later, Chuggaa claimed that he never kills Jon on purpose. Jon didn't buy it.
* OrphanedPunchline: Due to the way they cut to deaths and Star Coin collections, this is rather common.
--> ''"Aaaand you're a homicidal maniac."''
--> ''"My mommy always said to say "You're welcome" whenever anyone says "Thank you", so I was being polite!"''
* PressXToNotDie: At about the 5:18 mark of Episode 12, Chugga says "That's a smart thing to do. Press A to not die".
* PowerOfFriendship: After repeated deaths in World 7-6, the Guys only succeed when they start working together. [[AesopAmnesia They immediately go back to trying to kill each other afterwards.]] Often after cooperating, Chugga will say "[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes The real superpower of teamwork!]]", furthering this.
** Discussed in episode 16:
-->'''Jon''' The superpower of teamwork isn't going to save us this time!
* RealMenWearPink: Chugga's choice of Yoshi, the "fabulous" pink Yoshi.
* RunningGag: Josh's eternal quest for 1-ups and Jon stealing them.
** Also, Jon's tendency to run up ahead of everyone else with a cheerful "Bye guys!"
** For the first few episodes, each episode is introduced by one member of the group in turn [[CallBack in the style of their usual LP's]]. Particularly funny when ProtonJon (referring to his reputation for [=LPing=] Mario romhacks) acts as though the game is an unusually good romhack sent to him by "someone called [[ShigeruMiyamoto S. Miyamoto]]".
** The yellow Toad sounding like a chicken.
** NCS keeps accidentally pausing or hitting the home button on the controller.
** NCS bubbling right before the flag.
** Chuggaa admitting to not seeing certain popular/classic movies, and the others' reactions.
** Comparing the look of the Propeller Shroom suit to a jogging suit, and when all four of them have it equipped, saying how they're going to go jogging.
* SadistShow: Definitely became this by the end. [[HilarityEnsues For the funnier.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jokingly, of course.
--> '''Chugga''': I, Chugga, am going to be Mario.
--> '''Tim''': I will be Luigi[[MelodramaticPause ...]] 'cause I'm green!
--> '''Josh''': I'm gonna be yellow Toad, and I'll be the best yellow Toad you've ever seen!
--> '''Jon''': And I'll be leaving, thank you.
** Jon attempts this later during their Star Coin collection run through Roy's castle, by trying to take a different path than the others. [[EpicFail Key word being 'trying']].
* SirSwearsAlot: Josh compared to the others.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite Jon saying in an interview he's willing to stop deliberately killing Chugga during the next recording session, he gets ''worse'' if anything.
** Josh had a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass episode, finally getting some lives and doing the best. However, right after, he goes back to being the 1-Up needing ButtMonkey.
* StealthPun: Most likely unintentional, but at the end of episode 3, we have this exchange.
--> '''Jon''': Thank you Encyclopedia Brown.
--> '''Tim''': [[CatchPhrase In the bathroom!]]
--> '''Jon''': And on that note.
** In Episode 8, at around the 2:30 mark, they enter a pipe and find Big Bertha. This leads to this conversation.
--> '''Chugga''': IT'S BIG BERTHA!
--> '''Josh''': RUN AWAY!
--> '''Chugga''': [[TheRunawayGuys Guys!]]
** They pull off ''another'' accidental pun when they accidentally use Mini-Mushrooms before 9-7, but decide to do the level anyway. The person who gets the farthest while Mini'd is NCS: [[spoiler:Tiny Tim.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Chugga resists making a pun, only for Josh to make it immediately after Chugga said he didn't want to say it.
** During 9-3:
--> ''*Tim grabs the Star Coin just in time*''
--> '''Chugga''': Yes! Tim! Go Tim! Man, Tim's kicking ass!
--> '''Josh''': Kickin' ass and takin' names.
--> '''Everybody''': TAKIN' ASS AND KICKIN' NAMES!
* TakeThat:
--> '''Josh''': *falls into the poison water* Again? I hate the lava!
--> '''Chugga''': [[InsistentTerminology That's not lava, it's Kool-Aid.]]
--> '''Josh''': Close enough!
** It also doubles as a CallBack to Jon's LP of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Mario's]] [[GameMod Wacky World]].
** A few times, they make jokes about the fanboys in their fandom and the kinds of comments they'd leave.
* TakingYouWithMe: Jon tries this in Episode 4 with Chuggaa. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It ends badly.]]
* TemptingFate: In Episode 5 during the ghost house:
--> '''Tim''': It is not moving!
--> ''(Platform starts falling really fast.)''
--> '''All''': AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
** Before then, in the same level, there's a more subtle variation...
--> '''Josh''': When [the Boos] laugh at me, it ''lowers'' my self esteem.
--> ''(Platform starts falling really fast.)''
--> '''All''': AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
** And in episode 17, during the world 9-3. "I LOVE this level! I want to do it a... FIFTH time!" ...Well, let's say that the second star coin grants this wish.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Jon has been carrying Tim around for a bit, but there's a star coin on the other side of a lava stream. Jon says to Tim, "The question is, if we're going to go for that coin, you gotta get off my head, so flip off."
* ThrowItIn: Episode 16's intro.
** Not just episode 16. Judging by most of the Guys' reactions, several episodes have started with a simple joke or quote that dissolved into a series of improvised lines, and almost always a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In Episode 5, after not gaining anything in the first 1UP house they visit, Josh manages to snag [[spoiler:four]] in the second one.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Though generally everyone in the group has bouts of sociopathy, Jon is especially dedicated to [[ComedicSociopathy making his teammates suffer]]. See the Woobie Destroyer Of Worlds entry on YMMV for details.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tim and Josh actually seem to improve as the game goes on, and by the end, during the harder stages, they end up helping out quite a bit.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jon in the second half of the LP towards Chugga, particularly trying to kill him more and more. [[hottip:*:[[AllThereInTheManual As stated in LPCatchPhrases' interview]], the reason for this is because they were cracking jokes before recording the second half of the LP, and Chugga playfully threw a hard cylindrical pillow in Jon's direction which nailed him right in the face and gave him a black eye.]]
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: They often end up sabotaging themselves by accident just by getting in each other's way. It's especially bad in levels that require precise jumps, where they end up bouncing off each other and knocking each other around.
* TrainwreckEpisode: Episode 14. They can't go five minutes without being kicked out of the level for one reason or another.
** Episode 17 as well. They spend a video and a half on ''one level.'' SanitySlippage ensues.
* {{Troll}}: Jon. To elaborate, in episode 14 at one point while both Josh and Tim are out of lives and Chugga is stuck in a bubble, Jon starts farming 1-Ups.
--> '''Jon''': *singing* "I am an asshole, I am an asshole, I am SUCH an asshole!"
** He also actually says "I haven't been trolling enough."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDCd9w1688&t=24m21s HEY GUYS LOOK WHAT I CAN DO]]
** [[spoiler: On his Formspring, Jon said a few days before the video came out "Actually, video spoilers, for the last levels I just put the controller down to see how well they do without me." Which turned out to be BlatantLies.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: A selective example.
--> '''Jon''': No you guys don't need to kill me more. Chugga needs to to kill me more. You guys are fine.
** Guess what was Jon's and Chugga's most common death cause at the end... [[spoiler: ''EACH OTHER''.]]
* WaxingLyrical: The guys speak a WeirdAl song at one point.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: They mistook Lemmy Koopa with Iggy Koopa in parts 5 and 6. Iggy doesn't appear until World 5.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In Episode 15, Jon gets so angry at Chugga that he yells "That's it! We are ending this part here!" The video then cuts to their ending screen. Probably would have been more effective if it didn't happen around six minutes in.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]
!!Subspace Emissary:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: While playing with a sticky Gamecube controller borrowed from a friend, Jon accuses the other guys of this; before he finishes his question, a platform ends up crushing Pikachu (played by Chugga).
* AmusingInjuries: Episode 6 opens with ChuggaaConroy slipping and falling off the bed when getting in position to record. The rest of the intro involves him, NintendoCapriSun, and ProtonJon arguing over whether or not they're really gonna use it.
* BeigeProse: ProtonJon does not waste time in the introduction to Episode 4.
-->'''Jon:''' "ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, {{Chuggaaconroy}}, Smash Bros. Brawl, Subspace Emissary, go."
* BigWhat: When Jon heard Chuggaa say that he doesn't like [[AwesomeMusic Revenge of Meta Knight]].
* BookEnds: The series (not counting their free-for-all video) starts and ends with [[spoiler:playing as Kirby and fighting in a stadium]].
* BrickJoke: At the end of episode 11, Chugga kicks himself out of Jon's house, leaving the others to finish the recording. Flash-forward to episode 12's intro, and Chugga knocking on the door to be let back in after being outside "[[TetherCatPrinciple for a week]]."
* BuffySpeak:
--> '''Chugga''': This is what determines stuff.
** When fighting off an army of Mites, Chugga yells to destroy the portal. Jon says he's too busy destroying "not-the-portal" [[hottip:*:the enemies]].
* ButtMonkey: Ike. Not only did he [[spoiler:get killed off for real in the finale, but when Jon plays as him during the Free-For-All match, he loses]].
* CallBack: According to Chugga, Tim finally learned how to [[PressXToNotDie Press A to not die]].
** The guys refer to when Player 2 teleports to player 1 as [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii bubbling]].
** Chugga says he hasn't "been this excited since [[VideoGame/MarioParty Wario lost at Mario's Rainbow Castle!]]", and then there's saying "Knock Block Tower" in Engrish.
** The entire "Meet Josh Jepson" theme from their VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii Let's Play is referenced during the second half of the second SSE video.
** Chugga references "MOVE FASTER POKEY" during a chase sequence between Porky and the two Lucases (Chugga and Jon).
** Jon gives up his turn so [[RunningGag Tim can be Yoshi]].
** Jon attacks Chuggaa in a free-for-all and says "go away", like that time he did the same thing in the 64 version, only that time he was shouting.
* CallingYourAttacks: Chuggaa does this for Galleom.
* CatchPhrase: Jon's seems to have developed into saying "Really, that's what we're going with?" after someone (usually Chugga) gives a video a questionable intro.
** Also "My heroes", which seems to have replaced "Bye guys!"
* CombatPragmatist: The giant, dark [[DonkeyKongCountry Diddy Kong]] attacks Jon and Tim ''while the words 'GET READY' are displaying.''
** '"Get ready, my ass!"'
* CrackPairing: Ganondorf x Master Hand, InUniverse.
** NintendoCapriSun x NintendoCapriSun. [[MindScrew They've decided he's his own wife]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Throughout Subspace Emissary, Chugga tended to play rather poorly. However, during the Free-For-All match, he wins against both Jon and Tim. Twice.
* DanBrowned: In the cutscene that comes after beating Petey Piranha, Chugga claims that the official name of the cannon Wario is seen with is called a Dark Gun, when its actual name is [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_SSBB_trophies_(The_Subspace_Emissary) the Dark Cannon]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Jon in the bonus episode.
* {{Dissimile}}: At one point in the second episode, Jon states his main dislike with the Subspace Emissary is how it plays more like a beat 'em up rather than Brawl's multiplayer.
-->'''Jon''': It's like {{Streets of Rage}} but not even remotely... [[LampshadeHanging and that was a really bad comparison]].
* EurekaMoment: Near the end of episode 11, Jon realizes that he could just kick Emile out, because they're playing at Jon's house. [[{{ScrewThisImOuttaHere}} Emile takes off soon after]], leaving Jon and Tim to finish the recording.
* FandomNod: In Episode 3, they make a nod to Chugga's {{Flanderized}} love of wearing polo shirts, which he even turns into a CargoShip moment. "STOP TRYING TO MAKE OUT WITH POLO SHIRTS!"
* FanNickname: They refer to the dark subspace versions of the charcters as Cyber-(Name) due to the {{Cyberspace}}-like background effects.
* FourIsDeath: Guess how long the first round of Fox (NCS) vs Jigglypuff lasts? [[spoiler:Four ''seconds''.]]
* FridgeLogic: Invoked by the guys, who question why the princess not saved by Kirby can't avoid Wario's dark cannon and its long charge time, or how clouds in both the World of Trophies and the Mario series can be sturdy enough to support weight.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They get a GameOver because Jon and Chugga were so busy arguing that they started ignoring the game.
** Near the start of episode 7, they think they've solved a problem with Tim's controller not being connected, and they start chatting idly as they wait for the game to load. However, the game has actually crashed, and you can hear the long beep that signifies it's crashed. So for a little while, the guys are just talking, not realizing the game is frozen.
* GetOut: During the Dark Samus battle in episode 9 (recorded during Jon's birthday), Chugga and Jon talk about Zero Suit Samus actually wearing a suit, just not [[{{Fanservice}} her birthday suit]]. Chugga somehow segues into suggesting Jon regularly plays Brawl naked.
-->'''Chugga:''' Isn't that a great birthday present?
-->'''Jon:''' Imagining myself naked!? No! ''Get out of my house!''
** In episode 11, he actually does get out of Jon's house.
* HasTwoMommies: Chuggaa does. And they're [[NintendoCapriSun both]] [[ProtonJon men]].
** He also claimed Josh as his father, [[MindScrew even though he's]] ''[[MindScrew younger]]'' [[MindScrew than Chugga is]].
* HeroicBSOD: Jon had one in the bonus episode, after [[EpicFail Tim dying]] ''[[EpicFail four seconds]]'' [[EpicFail after started the fight against Jigglypuff started]], he stormed out of his house and (according to Chuggaa, but not heard) screamed at the top of his lungs outside.
* HumiliationConga: Episode 10 of Brawl is a HUGE one for Chugga. Jon's usual torment is taken UpToEleven with the Steve jokes. In the first cutscene, Captain Falcon kills all but a single Red Leaf Pikmin (Steve). Despite not playing the level, Chugga is subjected to Jon's Captain Falcon impression. Remembers, too late, that Steve is part of Olimar's Trophy AND portrait. Once it's his turn, Jon forces him to play as Olimar, and as a result, Steve. Once the level starts, he doesn't get Steve, only to end up plucking him a few seconds later. Dies, resulting in a Game Over JUST as NCS defeats the last three enemies, forcing him to play as Olimar AGAIN, this time, spawning with Steve. After tossing five Pikmin off the level to get rid of Steve, he plucks ANOTHER. But, that's not all. Even after the Olimar levels, he ends up repeatedly frozen by Glices as Ice Climbers and the ending results show he took 1341% damage, more than either Jon or NCS.
** Tim gets one in the Bonus Episode. And since Jon was Player 2 and therefore bound to Tim, he suffered by association.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Chugga was in rare form throughout episode 1.
** The puns keep on coming in the second episode; it gets to the point where even Jon and NCS fire off a pun or two.
** In the third episode, Chugga's "Joe Bytan" joke is so bad it temporarily breaks the commentary.
** Episode 8 has Jon stunned into silence as Tim and Chugga fire off "point" puns in rapid succession.
** Episode 11 as well. In the end, Jon ends up kicking Chugga out of his house because of one.
* IncendiaryExponent: The guys define the effects of the Spicy Curry item as this.
-->'''Jon''': I'm on fire! I'm on fire. I'm on fire. I'm on fire and have a hammer! I'm on fire and have a hammer!
* InsaneTrollLogic: It's claimed that the reason Chuggaa likes to reference ElectricalBeast is that he has the same initials as {{Earthbound}}.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Chuggaa has quite a bit of trouble pronouncing [[KidIcarus Palutena]].
* IWantMyMommy: Done by Chugga when Jon takes both controllers during the Outside the Ancient Ruins level and forces him to play as Olimar.
* JokeCharacter: In-universe; Luigi is described as this. Fittingly, during the battle against Cyber Luigi, Chugga and Jon take ''no damage whatsoever''.
* KilledOffForReal: Parodied in the case of [[spoiler:Ike]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Early on in the Sea of Clouds, Jon (who is playing as Kirby) ends up hanging on a ledge at one point, prompting him to say "I'm just hanging around; literally." As soon as he finishes his sentence, a Glunder rolls up to him and attacks Kirby. Chugga lampshades Jon's misfortune.
-->'''Chugga''': See? When you make bad puns, you get punished!
* LateToThePunchline: In episode 8, Tim missed Wario in a cutscene and Chugga's response to that was "Doh!". The next twenty seconds or so of the commentary is Jon trying to figure out the joke.
* MadeOfExplodium: Chugga gets blown up ''a lot'' during episode 2. Justified, as [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he just can't stay away from]] [[StuffBlowingUp Smart Bombs]].
** It happens to him again in episode 4 and ends up giving them a GameOver.
** Chugga continues the trend in episode five by getting hit by almost every missile fired by a R.O.B. Blaster, and Tim joins in on the fun by getting hit by almost every enemy thrown explosive.
* MoodWhiplash: In episode 10, Chuggaa makes a [[SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] reference ,and Jon asks when Spongebob came out. Chuggaa responds that it came out when his parents were still together... when he was 8. Cue uncomfortable silence aside from the game sounds and Jon muttering, "Awkward..."
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. The guys won't let themselves forget that they aren't great at fighting Greaps.
* RealMenWearPink: NCS wanting to play as the "pretty princess" Zelda.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Chugga [[WildMassGuessing theorizes that]] this is the case for [[IceClimbers Nana]], and that every time she dies her mother has another girl named Nana who looks exactly the same. Jon is understandably [[{{Squick}} horrified]] at this train of thought when Chuggaa points out this means their mother would have to be pregnant and give birth every five minutes.
* RunningGag: Begun in their SSB filler videos, every time someone gets a hammer, they start [[WithLyrics singing along to it.]] "I'm on fire and have a hammer! I'm on fire and have a hammer!" Jon's done this [[OlderThanTheyThink since his old SSBB videos.]]
** ProtonJon doesn't want to refer to himself by name in the beginnings and ends of the videos, so Chuggaa will refer to Jon by whatever comes out of Jon's mouth.
*** Jon has also gained a habit, that began in Super Mario Bros. Wii, of insulting their opening intro and being annoyed/shocked that they're "[are we] really using that?", constantly. Or saying that it's the worst one they've had so far.
** Chugga leaving Jon's house at the end of the video is becoming this.
** Chugga's attempts at using a smart bomb always winds up with him blowing up in his face (The one time this didn't happen, the bomb wound up getting NCS killed, leaving them confused as to if that counted or not).
* SarcasticClapping: Jon does this practically every time Chugga or NCS get a Game Over.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Chugga tries this with the sliding launchers in The Swamp.
* SayMyName: In Episode 15. ''"Tim!"''
* ShoutOut: When Chugga won't stop saying "and" at the end of Episode 3, Jon references the Tally Hall song, "&." He is a big fan of the band, according to [[https://twitter.com/#!/Proton_Jon/status/174543450639831040 this tweet]].
* StatusQuoIsGod: Everyone treats each other normally again, as opposed to being at each others' throats like at the end of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]. Thoug,h since you can't attack teammates in this game, it's justified. Jon does still have his fun on occasion, but not nearly to the same extent as last time.
* StealthPun: Likely an unintentional example, but knowing [[PungeonMaster Chugga]], you never know:
--> '''Jon''': *is hanging from a ledge* I'm just hanging around. Literally. *[[LaserGuidedKarma gets attacked by a Glunder]]*
--> '''Chugga''': See? When you make bad puns, you get ''pun''ished!
* TakeThat: During the opening cutscene of The Jungle (the first level to feature Donkey Kong and Diddy), the guys get in several potshots against the DKC cartoon.
** Jon takes a shot at [[DragonBall Dragonball Z's]] infamous charging mechanics,
--> '''Jon''': I have to charge up a bit, hang on. *starts spamming Fox's "charging" taunt* I've gotta be here for... about 25 minutes, and when the credits start playing, I'll be ready to fight.
** Annoyed at the Great Maze's constant {{Backtracking}}, Chugga sarcastically quips "This is a great idea, it worked so great in [[DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]."
* TemptingFate: Due to the fact that Chugga keeps hurting himself with Smart Bombs, he quips, "Wow, Jon, I just turn into a suicide bomber around you." Not a ''second'' after he says this, a Bob-Omb materializes ''right on top of him,'' right as he (as Link) swings his sword. Cue death.
** In Episode 9, Jon starts ''intentionally'' TemptingFate during the second try at the Giant Diddy Kong fight ForTheEvulz, saying how much better Chuggaa and NCS are doing this time around. Complete with Chuggaa screaming "No, Jon, DON'T SAY THAT OUT LOUD!"
** In the Bonus Episode:
-->'''Jon:''' Now, if [[NintendoCapriSun you]] lose to Jigglypuff, I'm just gonna throw my controller and walk away. Just stating that now.
* TetherCatPrinciple: Invoked. The guys act as if Chugga spent the entire week between updates locked outside Jon's house.
* ThatCameOutWrong: A variation: in episode 11, Chugga comments that Tim's collectible total might end in the positive zone for once when he's collecting a few stickers. He then says it sounded a lot less mean in his head, and Jon promptly agrees.
** Every comment that Chugga makes on Tim's skills is bound to be this.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Jon's portrayal of Captain Falcon.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After messing up their turn order, the Guys work out a solution that involves Tim playing nine straight rounds (with Chugga playing the first five with him and Jon the next four) as Player 2 (enabling him to PressXToNotDie).
* TooDumbToLive: Chugga, as Pikachu, keeps using Thunder on Metal Primids, who automatically reflect energy attacks. This results in the guys getting a GameOver.
* TrainwreckEpisode: Much of episode 14.
** HilariousInHindsight: Episode 14 for NSMBW was this as well.
** The bonus episode.
* WaxingLyrical: Jon quotes ''You Give Love a Bad Name'' by Bon Jovi. The reference goes right over Chugga's head.
* WellDoneSonGuy: According to Chugga in Episode 4, this is his relationship with Jon.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Jon invokes this when he realizes that since they didn't save Ike in subspace, he doesn't appear in the ending cutscene.
-->'''Jon''' (In shock): Ike is dead! You guys are dicks!
* YouCantFightFate: It seems Chuggaa will always get blown up by a Smart Bomb if he gets his hands on one. [[MadeOfExplodium Always.]]
** Subverted in episode 17, where he throws it and it doesn't hit him. Double subverted because he misses the enemy and hits Tim instead.
** As if to hammer this point home, Tabuu uses his giant laser to knock Chugga (playing as Captain Falcon) into the explosion of the smart bomb he just threw.

!!Tournament:
* AntiClimax: The final battle ends with [[spoiler:SKA killing himself via falling off the stage. ''Twice'']].
* ApologeticAttacker: Jon apologises to Donnabellez before their battle, since she hadn't played the game in a long time and he had a big advantage over her.
* BattleCry: According to the finale, Jon's is "I'm going to bed".
* BigNo: Donnabellez lets one off when she loses her final stock in her first match.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The first and last battles of the tournament involve ProtonJon winning. If you don't count the preliminaries as an actual episode, then the first and last matches are also a CurbStompBattle.]]
* ButtMonkey: Donnabellez is the first to lose two matches and be eliminated from the tournament. The first match is a CurbStompBattle, and the second match has her being killed in Sudden Death by Tim.
** JoshJepson as well, getting beaten in the preliminaries by Jon and in the first loser's bracket round by Chugga, with neither of them breaking a sweat.
* CrisisCrossover: Of Let's Players.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the match between Tim and Donna on [[MetalGearSolid Shadow Moses Island,]] [[MetalGearSolid1 Metal Gear REX]] appears in the background. When Tim asks what it is, Chugga, who is {{MCing}}, states that it is a [[MetalGearSolid4 Gecko.]] This is [[JustifiedTrope justified,]] as Chugga admits that he's never played a MetalGearSolid game.
* EndingFatigue: InUniverse, the tournament starts to wear on some of the players, for going late into the night.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Jon reacts this way when Chugga starts wondering if {{Slowbeef}} is basically the God of Let's Playing and Diabetus is Jesus.
* ForegoneConclusion: Donnabellez says her loss to Jon was this, since Jon is a pro at the game and she hadn't played it in a long time.
** [[spoiler:Jon being the winner was probably predictable, but not guaranteed. However, given that he still could lose twice by the time of the final match and the video didn't have enough time for one more match, it was no secret that he'd beat his final opponent]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: For the players but unseen by the viewers; during the final match, Chugga, who is remaining quiet due to not being involved in the fight, apparently starts dancing.
** One of these gets Diabetus's attention throughout a match -- the Polar Bear on the Ice Climbers stage.
* {{Irony}}: Tim, who normally is Yoshi, plays as Diddy Kong, while Donnabellez plays as Yoshi instead. Later, Tim fights Donna, meaning he's basically fighting his usual main. [[spoiler:He wins, too]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Jon dies almost instantly after noticing he had 69 damage and commenting on it.
* LikeAGodToMe: Chugga refers to {{Slowbeef}} as the God of Let's Players (as he created the genre) and then wonders whether that would make Diabetus Jesus, an archangel, or the Voice of God.
* OutOfFocus: Due to the way it works, each of the main three Guys has least one video where they're either absent or not saying anything at all.
* PreMortemOneLiner: A couple:
--> '''[=SuperJeenius=]''': (to Chugga) Goodbye. Nice knowing you.
--> '''Chugga''': (to Josh) FIRE YUMS, BALLS! [[hottip:*:He then proceeds to kill Josh with a flaming soccer ball, for those wondering how this counts.]]
* RunningGag: Take a drink everytime [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Lucas]] uses his [[LimitBreak Final Smash]]. It doesn't help that there were two in the tourney.
** Also, every time NCS is MC, the tournament gets a new name
* TemptingFate: Lucahjin comments how she is "going to die in two seconds" at the start of her first match. She then almost instantly falls off the stage and dies.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tim's skill in fighting has increased since Subspace Emissary, as shown in his fight with Donnabellez. Possibly inverted, as the tournament was recorded ''before'' Subspace Emissary.
* TournamentArc
* TheUnexpected: People were expecting Lets Players like JoshJepson, [=SuperJeenius=], and {{Lucahjin}} to end up as guests for the tournament. Almost no one expected [[{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]].
* WorthyOpponent: Jon considers [=ALoyalGamer=] and [=SuperJeenius=] to be this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mario Party 2]]
* ArtificialStupidity: In the last minigame of Pirate Land, Luigi goes only for Tim, shooting in the same place, which Tim keeps dodging.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tim definitely TookALevelInBadass since the last Mario Party LP; the only thing that's really keeping him from kicking ass is bad luck.
** Especially shown in the duel minigame against Jon in Western Land:
--> '''Tim''': I'll just do 20 coins. [[hottip:*:He is choosing how many coins the winner gets from the loser.]]
--> '''Jon''': (to himself) Man, I suck at this game...
--> '''Tim''': Well, since you said that! (puts coin amount up as high as it can go)
--> '''Jon''': [[OhCrap DAMMIT!]] [[YouJustHadToSayIt WHY DID I SAY THAT!]]
* BookEnds: Before even starting, it's already a subtle case of it. The very first game the guys played was the original Mario Party. Their next LP, another Mario Party game, was announced on their one-year anniversary.
* BornLucky: In the Mystery Land map, can anyone guess how many times Jon got hidden blocks with stars? [[spoiler: Three times!]]
** And he's gotten one on pretty much every map before that as well.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: NCS borrows Jon's "GAAAAAAAAME!!" when the AI steals his coins with Chance Time.
* CameraScrew: On the first Torpedo Targets minigame of Western Land. As Chuggaa puts it:
--> '''Chugga''': Oh -- what the hell, what is the camera doing?
* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:first Chance Time]] on Pirate Land ends up playing a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the board.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: According to Emile, the hard-leveled CPU's AI can mash the A-button faster than any human player. The AI even exceeds how fast the N64 controller processes button pressing.
* CrackPairing: In-universe; due to an IncrediblyLamePun made by Chugga and an offhand comment by Tim, Jon now supports [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Chugga]] X [[{{Pokemon}} Jynx]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhhY8nNVVAo And so do several [=DeviantArt=] artists...]]
** And in Western Land, Chugga retaliates by shipping Jon with ''Wario''. Add in the [[ScrewYourself NintendoCapriSun X NintendoCapriSun]] joke from Brawl, and all three guys have taken part in this.
* CutenessProximity: At one point, Jon's cat wanders in while they're recording. Jon is immediately distracted, and starts making kissy-noises at her.
--> "Kitty! Do you want to be on the Internet? <3 I hear the Internet loves kitties~!"
* DarkhorseVictory: In Pirate Land, Chugga wants the computer player to get one of these.
* FlatWhat: Jon's response to Chuggaa after the latter sang along with the title screen music.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: This game was referenced in one of Tim's vlogs before he removed the bit that referenced it.
* ForWantOfANail: In Mystery Land, if the AI didn't land on the Battle Space on the final turn, then [[spoiler: Tim would've been the one to win the board because he had won both the Minigame ''and'' Coin star while Jon just got the Happening Star. But since the AI did just that, Jon won all three stars, and Tim won nothing.]]
* HopeSpot: Jon and Tim each get one on Pirate Land. Jon was worried that Chugga would use Boo to steal his Star on the last turn if Chugga rolls a high roll, which would give him the board. Chugga didn't make it, to Jon's relief. [[spoiler:And then Chugga found a Hidden Block, which gave him both the star and the game anyways! Chugga even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded it.]]]] Meanwhile, a star appeared just a few spaces in front of Tim. Said star would [[ThrowTheDogABone get him out of 4th place.]] He had over 100 coins, and had two turns, and 5 spaces to get that star! [[spoiler:[[YankTheDogsChain He didn't make it!]]]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Computer-controlled Wario, when he has an opportunity to fire torpedos from Jon's submarine. "Doh, I missed" is an understatement here.
* KickTheDog: A small example. After Jon got a star, the next star space appeared right on the space where Tim was, meaning Tim had no chance to get that and he would have had to make an entire trek around the board if he wanted that star.
* LaughingMad: Jon becomes this throughout Mystery Land. With [[AwesomeMoments good]] [[BornLucky reason.]]
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: DiscussedTrope, Chugga mentions Okami, in which there are enemies called 'molesters' (which were mole-themed and supposed to be pronounced 'mole-sters'). [[DidNotDoTheResearch There's no 'E' in their name in-game, though, but it is a joke among fans of Okami]].
* TheLoad: Wario often never helps much in 2-vs-2 minigames.
* MagnificentBastard: Jon in Mystery Land. He got many of his stars [[spoiler: [[BornLucky from hidden blocks]] ]] and only got one Star from actually buying it.
* RecycledInSpace: SPACE Land. The first episode alone is filled to the brim with Jon putting the word SPACE in front of everything.
* RunningGag: Nearly every time it's time for a Battle Mini Game, the Guys end up playing [[LuckBasedMission "A Day At the Races"]].
* SpacePirates: In Pirate Land, the characters all wear pirate costumes -- then when Jon gets the Magic Lamp, the Mushroom Genie flies him into space and down again to reach Toad, leading Jon to namecheck this trope.
* SpaceX: Jon has his fun with this on the space board.
* SpitTake: Implied when Chugga starts doing his [[CloneHigh Kennedy]] impression, and [[ThatCameOutWrong makes a few poor word choices.]] Jon chokes and then complains, "Right when I started drinking!"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Chuggaa ''says'' he doesn't keep a list somewhere of every game where Wario says "Doh, I missed". Jon's not so sure.
* ThatCameOutWrong: During the last Minigame of Space Land, Toad Bandstand, Tim starts to 'scat' to the music, resulting in Emile saying "I love Tim's scat."
* TemptingFate: Jon's using this to the point of ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy weaponizing]]'' it.
* TookALevelInBadass: NCS plays way more competently than he did in Mario Party. However, he still rolls ridiculously low numbers, which is made more ridiculous since he failed to get an easy to reach Star.
** This is even more pronounced in Western Land, where NCS managed to [[CrowningMomentofAwesome beat the other three]] players in a Crane Game, thus preventing Jon from getting a star on the next turn. For the uninitiated, Crane Game is a game where you have to pick someone up from a crane and mash A as fast as you can to drop them down a pipe. Even with a hard CPU, who can mash the buttons faster than an N64 controller could register, and Jon, who's clearly shown his button mashing prowess in the previous Crane Games.
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[[folder: Multi-Player Filler]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Jon starts to think this of Chugga when his constant cries of "SUCK IT!" take an even more awkward turn:
--> '''Chugga''': ''*about to ram into Jon with his kart and defeat him* "SUCK IT!" *misses* "AGH! Dang it! I almost made him suck-" *dissolves into laughter*''
--> '''Jon''': ''"Would you stop saying 'suck'?!"''
--> '''Chugga''': ''"I didn't mean to say it..."''
--> '''Jon''': ''"I'm ''really'' starting to wonder what your sexual preference is!"''
* AnnouncerChatter: During the one-on-one fights, the third Guy commentates.
* ApologeticAttacker: Jon apologises to Tim when he stops joking around and [[LetsGetDangerous gets serious]].
* CallBack: To Mario Party, when Jon yells "GET OFF MY PLANE!"
** Quite a few in the Mario Kart 64 video. Among them were "I'm witnessing something", "Press L to P", and their "thing" conversation.
* CurbStompBattle: Chuggaa vs. Tim. To Jon and Chuggaa's surprise, this is [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subverted]] when Tim is able to hold his own against Jon for a while.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Several instances of the Guys attributing ''Brawl'' mechanics to the original VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, such as forgetting that air-dodging didn't exist yet and that Yoshi's egg toss did not propel it upward.
** Jon has to learn to use a Wii Classic Controller while playing the final match.
* [[spoiler:DarkhorseVictory: Tim absolutely curbstomping Jon and Chuggaa in ''Mario Kart'', including on Rainbow Road.]]
* IncrediblyLongNote: "Lets get ready to RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE"
** In other words, Tim.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: FALCON ________!
* NoodleIncident: A weird one occurs in Super Smash Bros. during the Chuggaa/Jon battle with Tim as announcer.
-->'''Tim:''' That reminds me of a comment I left on a video.
-->'''Jon:''' [[NoJustNoReaction No, just no]].
-->*Chugga starts laughing*
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Apparently, the original take of Mario Kart 64 had Jon winning ''every battle.'' Even for him, that is impressive. That recording was lost and we never got to see it.
** Another offscreen moment that may also double as a moment of funny is when Tim was so excited he yelled "YES!" so loud it [[{{NoIndoorVoice}} reached Chugga levels.]] Considering who he [[{{TheQuietOne}} usually is]], this is pretty cool. Fortunately, they managed to recover at least that audio portion and play it for us. [[spoiler:He then later does a slightly quieter one when he wins on Rainbow Road.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Jon uses "Valentine's Day" Falcon.
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[[folder: Thrown Controllers (PAX Panel)]]
* AntiClimax: The final game is a round of Pong that is announced in an epic manner, complete with "the Final Countdown" playing in the background, getting the audience excited...but then it takes forever to set up due to computer issues and ends in less than a minute once it starts.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Tim gives us this gem after a ThatCameOutWrong moment:
--> '''Tim''': Yeah, I'm pretty well known for that. ({{beat}}) Anyone want a quarter? (throws a quarter into the audience)
* AudienceParticipation
* ContinuityNod: The name of the panel, ''Thrown Controllers'', could be a CallBack to when Jon got pissed at Tim in ''Subspace Emissary'''s bonus episode and threw his controller.
** There are a few references to the Guys' videos, as expected.
* CurbStompBattle: The Brawl 3-on-1 match between a Pikachu-player and three audience members playing as Ness, Lucas, and Kirby. Three guesses as to how that ended, and the first two don't count.
** The final, deciding game of Pong was also this in Team [[spoiler: Mario]]'s favour.
* TheCameo: {{Slowbeef}} showed up near the end of the video and Diabetus was heard in the background. {{Medibot}} also showed up but he passed himself off as Oyster (another SA [=LPer=]). Ironically, they (except Medibot) were actually there to {{Retsupurae}} them.
* FinaglesLaw: The panel started about twenty minutes late due to technical problems, and when it finally did work the program could not be fullscreened and ran slowly. When they had to skip to the end of the event due to this lost time, [[ItGotWorse Jon's computer crashed as everyone got pumped up for the final challenge and the entire thing had to be restarted in front of 700 people.]] This led to the aforementioned AntiClimax.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A vocal one rather than a visual one; a couple of times, when Jon stops the counter to allow the player to move, you can hear someone in the audience call out the number like the Count from SesameStreet if you listen closely:
--> '''Person''': Two! Two spaces! Ah hah hah!
** Someone also recites the Konami code.
* HeyItsThatGuy: A minor example; he doesn't introduce himself or say a whole lot, but you can see JoshJepson helping out during the panel.
* IncrediblyLamePun: As expected.
--> *the game for a team versus battle turns out to be ShaqFu, both players are Shaq*
-->'''Chugga''': The stakes are high, whoever loses goes home to their...''[[IncrediblyLamePun shack]]''!
-->[[CollectiveGroan *the audience groans*]]
-->'''Jon''': Get off the stage!
* OutOfFocus: Chugga and Tim don't say much aside from the odd comment, with Jon taking over as the main announcer.
* TakeThat: Chugga's hatred of a certain Sonic game doesn't seem to stop in his let's plays:
--> '''Jon''': (referring to Sonic's slow walking in a game they're doing) 'Cause Sonic runs that fast all the time.
--> '''Chugga''': It's Sonic Next Gen.
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-->''[[RunningGag Bye]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere guys!]]''

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[[caption-width-right:88:Three guys, infinite possibilities]]

->''[[CatchPhrase Doh,]] [[MarioParty I]] [[MemeticMutation missed!]]''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys The Runaway Guys]]'' are a collaborative group of [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] on {{YouTube}}, comprising probably ''the'' most popular [=YouTube LPers=]: ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, and {{Chuggaaconroy}}. Chugga is in charge of maintaining the channel, although Jon has made posts and comments for the channel as well. Updates are scheduled to occur every Saturday, though this may change for future [=LP's=].

Their first collaborative Let's Play is of the original ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', recorded when they attended Magfest 2011. It premiered February 5, 2011. The three of them were the only ones participating, and they promised more in the future with [[SpecialGuest additional players]] beyond the core three.

Most of LP #2 -- ''Videogame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' -- was recorded at PAX East 2011. It premiered April 30, 2011. Prior to the event, it was announced that a fourth player, JoshJepson, would be joining them during their recordings.

LP #3 is ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'''s "Subspace Emissary", recorded at E3 2011 and some recorded at Jon's home in Canada, with a return to three players. After this was finished, they also held a Smash tournament with 7 other guest players, one of which was JoshJepson. The tournament was recorded after New Super Mario Bros. Wii's latter recording. The champion was [[spoiler:[=ProtonJon=]]].

LP #4 is ''[[MarioParty Mario Party 2]]'', and is currently in progress.

At PAX East 2012, they had their own panel, called ''Thrown Controllers'', a competition in the style of Nick Arcade. Two teams (Team Mario and Team Sonic) take turns answering questions and playing video game challenges, either against each other, solo, or against members of the audience. The final, decisive game was a round of Pong, which was won by [[spoiler: Team Mario]].

They have a ShoutOut page [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys here]] and a Character Sheet [[Characters/TheRunawayGuys here]]. And a HoYay page [[HoYay/TheRunawayGuys here]].

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!! Current Let's Play
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]''

!!Games the Runaway Guys have Let's Played include:
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
* ''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]'' (ft. JoshJepson)
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (Subspace Emissary)]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.: Brawl]] [[TournamentArc (Tournament)]]'' [[hottip:*:(ft. JoshJepson, {{Lucahjin}}, [=ALoyalGamer=], [=SuperJeenius=], [[{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]], Donnabellez, and [=SKArmageddon=])]]

!!Filler:
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.]]''
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''

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!!Their Let's Play videos have provided examples of:
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[[folder:General]]
* BerserkButton: Chugga hates the name Steve, while Jon has almost all of his famous lines from the past, especially "MOVE FASTER POKEY!"
* BigNo: Chuggaa really goes wild with this trope. It's even gotten to the point where he has admitted it's practically his catchphrase.
* BigWhat: Both Chugga and Jon get in on this.
** One of them in [[VideoGame/MarioParty Bowser's Magma Mountain]] (courtesy of [[LargeHam Chugga]]) was even played back in slow motion [[spoiler:in episode 2 around 6:21]].
** NCS ended up bubbling during the second run of level 8-2 in [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]], but instead of an EpicFail happening, he ended up getting a 1-Up ''and'' some fireworks, yet he never even appeared on the ground '''at all'''. [[hottip:*:Episode 15, 14:30]]
* BigYes: Usually, when something good actually happens, Jon or Chugga will shout it.
** Luigi's Engine Room, episode 1 ~ 7:33 probably has the biggest one in the series, so loud ''they had to turn the volume down'':
--> '''Jon:''' '''''YEAH!!! YEAH! SUCK IT!'''''
* ButtMonkey: NCS. If something bad is going to happen to someone, it's probably going to be him. So much so that the others seem kind of protective of him, and avoid picking on him whilst bickering amongst themselves. What's strange about this is that Tim has, in the past, proven himself MORE than a capable gamer with challenges like the swordless or 3-heart runs of The Legend of Zelda.
** An excellent example of this is part one of Mystery Land in the Mario Party 2 LP. He actually manages to get lucky enough to have more coins than anyone else... and then, due to [[LuckBasedMission A Day At The Races]] and Chance Time, [[YankTheDogsChain he goes from over 80 coins to]] '''[[YankTheDogsChain one.]]'''
* CanadaEh: Where Jon is from, and where the latter half of Subspace Emissary (so far) is being recorded.
* CatchPhrase: Just about everyone sings "To the left, to the left, to the left" whenever one of them says to go left. Chugga will also often go "Might as welllll JUMP!"
** Jon's famous "GAAAAAAAAME!"
*** "''WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?''"
** According to Chugga, Josh's new catchphrase is "Are you serious?"
** "[[EpicFail Go team!]]"
** In Subspace, "GAME!" is sometimes replaced by "CAMERA!"
** Whenever someone makes a reference or shout out, Jon will usually say, "Thanks/Thank you (whatever is being referenced here)." Examples include "Thanks [[FreelanceAstronauts Maxwell]]." and "Thank you, Yu-Gi-Oh!"
* CollectiveGroan: Often in response to a pun made by one of the Guys.
* ColbertBump: JoshJepson saw a lot more publicity following his appearance in the VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii LP.
** Several LPer's look to be seeing the same perks with the Brawl tournament. They even get little bios of what they LP for the viewers.
* EpicFail
** From ''VideoGame/MarioParty'':
*** NCS profited a total of [[spoiler:-4]] coins from minigames in Luigi's Engine Room. That is to say, [[spoiler:he lost more than he gained from them]].
**** [[spoiler:He does it ''again'' on Peach's Birthday Cake, profiting a total of -1 coins.]]
**** [[spoiler:And '''''AGAIN''''' on Yoshi's Tropical Island, with -2 coins.]]
**** [[spoiler:He had 152 coins from minigames in the final standings, making him have the lowest. Jon had the second lowest, at ''567''. A 415 coin difference.]]
*** Any time anyone steals only one coin from another player.
*** A milder example is Jon not getting why Chuggaa calls the guy who switches the gates in Luigi's Engine Room "Bill Gates". [[DontExplainTheJoke As in, he switches the ''gates'', and you have to pay a ''bill'' to make him do it.]]
*** The only time they played Hot Rope Jump, they don't even make the first jump (Chuggaa landed on the fire rope). And the last time they played Running of the Bulb, all four of them get eaten and lose almost at the beginning.
** From ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'':
*** NCS getting killed by [[spoiler:the first Goomba.]]
*** Everyone except Josh getting killed by a Paratroopa in Part 2.
*** The guys attempting to do a four-player ground pound ended with two of them going down a warp pipe by accident.
*** After trying for a long period of time to get the third Star Coin in World 2-5 (and failing), ProtonJon finally gets the coin... only to die two seconds later... [[ItGotWorse while everyone else was in]] [[BottomlessPitRescueService recovery bubbles,]] [[ItGotWorse forcing them out of the level without saving their Star Coins.]]
*** At the end of episode 6, the death chart shows that NCS has ''79 deaths''.
**** At the end of the same episode, JoshJepson has a total of ''77 deaths''. Only 2 deaths behind NCS.
*** In the first fortress in World 5, they spend 5 minutes trying to get up one section, and there are a lot of deaths throughout the level.
*** Episode 14. Levels 7-4 and 7-6. And the death count at the end: Jon 19, Josh 29, Chugga 43 and NCS 47. Granted, it was a long episode, but still.
*** World [[spoiler:9-3, second Star Coin]]. Half the time they ''get'' it, but collectively die trying to make it to the end of the stage.
*** An aversion of this happened in episode 15 at the second try of level 8-2, when NCS ended up getting on the very top... only to bubble at literally the '''exact point''' of the very top of the pole. Instead of not getting anything at all, he ended up getting a 1-Up and some fireworks, yet he never appeared on the ground at the end... ''at all''.
** From ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'':
*** In Episode 7, while trying to enter Tim in so he can choose a character, they crash the Wii. No, not the game, ''the entire system.''
*** Then, when they reboot the system, they forget to enter Tim ''again''.
*** Episode 8 goes by quite swimmingly until The Wilds 2, where Chugga and Tim keep meeting their demise at the hands of... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xRFw-vjDeo8#t=1155s simple lifts]].
--->'''Video Description:''' Elevators: Apparently something only Canadians understand.
*** Duon vs. Jon and Tim. It does not go well.
*** Tim keeps going the wrong way in the maze, making Jon and Chugga yell at him a lot.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKZ0bYO3NNo The Bonus Episode]]. Tim's quest to fight and unlock Jigglypuff. [[UpToEleven It has to be seen to be believed.]]
*** During the fight between Chugga and Josh, Chugga uses a PK Starstorm and completely misses Josh, even though the attack basically covers the entire screen.
*** In an earlier match, Chugga is killed by a rolling crate spawning and smashing into him, costing him the match.
*** In the tournament fight between Lucahjin and SyKhotic, Lucah manages to leap off the edge of the stage and commit suicide in roughly the first ten seconds of play. And then proceeds to be thoroughly destroyed by both SyKhotic and the rising acid below them.
** From Mario Party 2:
*** A meta-example: The three were playing this game at E3 and it took them a ''half-hour'' to realize that they weren't recording.
*** In Space Land, Jon lands on the happening space ''six times''.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Just as bad as in Chuggaa's solo videos. To Tim and Jon's eternal pain.
** When Jon makes one in episode 5, Chugga immediately calls him on it .
*** When NCS makes one at the end of Episode 6 (MP), [[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]].
--->Tim: Son of a beach!
** In Episode 9 of VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii, there is a pun-off.
** Not from one of their official LP's, but it needs to be mentioned. From [[http://www.justin.tv/fangamer/b/288157069 this livestream]] of Super Mario RPG (Jon playing, Chugga and Tim watching):
-->'''Tim''': [[ThisIsSparta THIS IS STARDA!]]
-->'''Jon and Chugga''': *{{Beat}}* *epic groans*
** From Episode 16 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii
-->'''Chugga''': *NCS and Josh have just used a twelfth continue* "I guess these continues are a dime a dozen!"
-->'''Jon''': "Swear to god, gonna kill you!"
** In Subspace, Chugga makes one so bad it gets him ''kicked out of Jon's house''.
* {{Irony}}: In VideoGame/MarioParty, Chugga plays as Donkey Kong, who's a monkey. He has the least ButtMonkey moments of them all.
** In [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]], ProtonJon is Blue Toad, but is a [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]].
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: There's a lot of this kind of talk, unsurprising considering that both Chugga and NCS are part of the group.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Jon's reaction of "Move faster, Pokey!" is referenced in Mario Party.
** JoshJepson claims that he's been hearing it "all his life" when Chugga starts singing, "[[TheJetsons Meet Josh Jepson...]]"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade hung]]. Whenever the three [[EpicFail all screw up majorly at once]] or otherwise cause a total failure, one of them always responds with "Good job, team!" Notable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MfZPRH8ySGQ#t=494s this video]].
* NoIndoorVoice: I DARE you to find even a single episode that doesn't have any one of the guys yelling.
** Especially when they are recording at Jon's house and don't have to worry about waking up people in the hotel.
** [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Chugga]] is especially notable for this, as he's already known for having NoIndoorVoice in ''his own'' Let's Plays; he really takes it UpToEleven here.
* PhraseCatcher:
** "To the left, to the left, to the left..." is started by anything saying to go left.
** "Might as wellllll JUMP!" is started by anything saying to jump.
** "Doh, I missed!" is started by missing something.
** "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!" is started by Chugga doing anything Jon finds either sketchy, [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} punny]], or [[{{EpicFail}} made of fail.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: When 3 adults play a multiplayer game where you can [[{{Troll}} screw with your friends' sanity for the sake of your own laughter]], this was bound to happen.
-->'''Jon:''' '''[[NewSuperMarioBrosWii "How many times have I fucking played]] [[SuperMarioWorld Mario World]]!?'''
** At the most, they usually resort to "Damn it!" But even Tim squeezes an actual F-Strike when he loses an intense game of Hot Rope Jump in ''Mario Party 2''. [[ApologisesALot He immediately apologizes for it.]]
* RunningGag: Many. Chugga's bad puns, Jon being an asshole, Press L to P (In The Bathroom!).
** Jon claiming a character is "dead" and acting shocked seems to be one.
* ShoutOut: The group's name is a reference to the band known as The Runaway Five in {{EarthBound}}, which both Tim and Chugga have {{LP}}ed in the past.
** ProtonJon also made a reference to ThisVeryWiki!
** This arguably deserves a mention, but SirRonLionheart is impersonated by NintendoCapriSun.
** For other shoutouts, check [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys their dedicated page]].
* SpecialGuest: Since just about every multiplayer game allows up to four players, they attempt to get one to join them for each LP.
** JoshJepson, playing as Yellow Toad for ''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]''.
** As well as a whole slew of special guests for their Brawl tournament.
* TakeThat: Chuggaaconroy LOVES taking shots at ProtonJon for his updating.
** This is even how they start out Mario Party 2!
-->"'''Chuggaa'''": "Onto our fourth project in the time it's taken Jon to make five videos!"
-->"'''Jon'''": "You are a DICK!"
* TookALevelInBadass: NCS definitely shows improvement over his performance in ''Mario Party'' during ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''.
** Well, he's still having problems bubbling and not jumping on spikes and fire...
** Wario, the CPU player, [[LetsGetDangerous got serious]] during Bowser's Magma Mountain; he almost won, but eventually lost [[spoiler:by one coin]].
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Immediately after Jon calls himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext a professional mine cart driver]] in ''Mario Party'', a portion of commentary was removed due to personal reasons.
** A small section of commentary in Episode 3 of New Super Mario Bros. is missing. During this segment, an explanation is displayed on the video: they discussed some of their future projects, and didn't want to spoil anyone. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Jon is thanked/blamed for this]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Several channel names were considered: Splitscreen Shenanigans, Loud Players, Let's Play Crossover, and Press Start to LP.
** Then it's placed into humorous proportions as Chuggaa says,
---> Chugga: I got it! 'Press L to P!'
---> Jon: (tries to say something then sighs) I hate you so much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mario Party]]
* AccidentalInnuendo: [[{{In-universe}} Pointed out]] in the game, as they note that DK's pose during the Limbo minigame is somewhat suggestive of a different kind of donkey.
* {{Angrish}}: Jon in the last board, once his poor luck takes its toll.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Near the end of the first video.
-->'''Jon''': We set the man out to drown in the ocean[[hottip:*:Shy Guy Says]], and then you threw a bomb at him[[hottip:*:Hot Bob-Omb]].\\
'''Chugga''': And stole all his money.\\
'''Jon''': That poor... man.
* ArtificialStupidity: Wario, who had enough coins for a star, decides to waste 10 to use a shortcut. He loses, is now forced to visit Toad, and can't afford it.
** This particular case edges into FridgeBrilliance when you realize just how close it ended up being to Wario winning. The star would've cost Wario 20 coins, attempting the shortcut would put Wario under 20 coins (a cost of 10 coins). Wario peaked at 111 coins in-game, and if he had gotten the star, all other turns held the same as they ended up going, he would've peaked at 101 coins. [[spoiler:Chuggaaconroy got exactly 112 coins before buying his one star, and never got above that number.]] Sure, he would have had one more star... but that's one more star that [[spoiler:Chugga would have gotten]].
** This becomes a minor gag, with the guys even [[spoiler:replaying the clip of Wario's horrible decision later]].
* AsideGlance: Lampshaded in Peach's Birthday Cake, when Bowser gives 20 coins to the completely broke DK (Chugga). "Even DK wants to know, 'What the hell was that crap?'"
* AwesomeMcCoolname: One of the many subjects they discussed was official name changes. Brought up was a story of someone who had their name officially changed to [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]].
* BerserkButton: Just about ''everyone'' hates Chance Time. Chugga gets even louder when he loses coins.
** As seen above, Chugga and Jon hate the memes they created.
* BigWhat: Twice during Peach's Birthday Cake during one conversation:
---> '''Chugga''': I've never seen an Indiana Jones film. ''*{{beat}}*''\\
'''Jon''': You-WHAT?! Sorry, that took a second to click.\\
'''Tim''': Wait a minute. Wait. A minute. You haven't seen Indiana Jones? Even I've seen Indiana Jones.\\
'''Chugga''': I've never seen an Indiana Jones movie.\\
'''Jon''': How could you have not seen an Indiana Jones movie? It's like THE action movie.\\
'''Tim''': Aw, man.\\
'''Chugga''': I've never seen a Back to the Future movie, either.\\
'''Jon''': NO WAY!!\\
'''Tim''': WHAT?! OH MY GOD!!\\
'''Jon''': What kind of human being are you?!\\
'''Chugga''': One who doesn't watch a lot of movies?
* BlessedWithSuck: Chuggaa claims he's stolen Jon's power to get mini-game names wrong.
* BookEnds: Even lampshaded by Chugga in editing -- the same minigame (Shy Guy Says) was played on the first turn of the first board, and the last turn of the final board [[spoiler:with Chugga as the victor on both]].
** The LP also ends with the LP'ers talking about how they're "The Runaway Guys" over the opening cutscene.
* BuffySpeak: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVwSxw4jNDM#t=13m43s On Magma Mountain.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki.
--->'''Chugga''': Yes!! No more of the stuff!
--->'''Jon''': The 3 on 1's?
--->'''Chugga''': The stuff.
--->'''Jon''': The stuff with the things that do the stuff with the [[PerfectlyCromulentWord ringyjingys]].
--->'''Chugga''': With the thing.
--->'''Jon''': Yeah, yeah, with the thing!
--->'''Chugga''': Yeah, with that thing, not the-
--->'''Jon''': Wait, which thing, the other thing?
--->'''Chugga''': No, not the other thing, you're thinking of the thing that is the third stuff from the left.
--->'''Jon''': Oh, wait, that thing? [[{{WordOfGod}} (pointing at NCS)]]
--->'''Chugga''': Yes!
--->'''Jon''': OK. *''{{beat}}''*
--->'''Tim''': Uhh, I have no idea what I just heard there, y'all.
--->'''Jon''': TVTropes [[LampshadeHanging just kinda had a heart attack.]]
* CallBack: "[[KnyttStories Don't eat the mushroom]]!"
** "[[RenAndStimpy Stimpy!]] [[ProtonJon I need...]] [[KaizoMarioWorld spackle!]]" [-(After which, Jon then explains the origins of said quote to his cohorts and the viewers.)-]
** "[[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Oh my god]], [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver I found a Phanpy]] -- no I found a Superstar."
** [[TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Find a green rupee]], [[NintendoCapriSun NCS]]?
* CastingGag: Jon plays as [[KaizoMarioWorld Mario]]. The three of them clarify that for once, he's not playing as a [[ROMHack hacked version]] of Mario.
** Unfortunately, the gag doesn't carry onto the [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]] LP.
** An ironic one with Chugga, who plays Donkey Kong. DK is a monkey, yet he has the ''least'' number of ButtMonkey moments.
*** Played straight with a second CastingGag with Chugga and Jon together -- Jon is Mario and Chugga is Donkey Kong. In several games, DK is Mario's rival and vice versa.
** NCS plays Yoshi, and has the worst luck. [[{{TheMuppets}} It's not easy being green.]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Probably the only intentional example: Bowser's Magma Mountain, the end of the fourth video. Wario had 3 Stars and everybody else only had one. The video ended with [[ScrappyMechanic Chance Time]] and the wheels were set to Wario swapping Stars with someone. It was on the last turn right before the mini-game, so the lucky participant would pretty much be guaranteed to win. [[spoiler:It turned out to be Chugga, leading to his fourth victory and him being the majority winner of the LP.]]
** The description of the vídeo states that this cliffhanger was something M. Night Shyamalan would be proud of.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The whole reason for the Anti-Peach Allegiance.
** During a Paddle Battle minigame, Compu!Luigi ''rockets'' the raft all the way across the river in one mighty stroke [[{{Rubber band AI}} after the guys get him to take a hit]]. Screams of this commence.
** On Bowser's Magma Mountain: "WHAT?! THAT WAS A STAR!"
*** Apparently, this is actually a bug. The first ''Mario Party'' predetermined all random-number results (Dice Blocks, the Roulette Block prompting the above quote, possibly even Chance Time) before each turn. Further proven in the next episode (and the previous one too, though that went unmentioned) when a Star is selected even though the block was clearly showing Bowser.
* DarkHorseVictory: When you have three human players and one random computer opponent, this is almost inevitable sometimes.
** The most obvious example of this is in Wario's Battle Canyon; [[spoiler:Jon]] had the lead for most of the game, until the very end when [[spoiler:NCS, who had been in last place most of the time,]] suddenly snatched it from him.
** [[spoiler:Chuggaa]] winning Bowser's Magma Mountain also counts. It was magnificent.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: This little token from Yoshi's Tropical Island - Part 4:
--> '''Chugga''': I was one of the few people who actually had the first [Mario Party]... and I was too poor to afford anymore after that, because I was really poor.
* {{Dissimile}}: Chugga, on Knock Block Tower: "It's like Jenga, except not at all."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Luigi's Engine Room, Chugga gets Boo and has enough coins to steal a Star, with Jon being the only one aside from him to have one. Chugga instead steals coins.
--> '''Jon''': I thought you were gonna do something else there.
--> '''Chugga''': I'm not that mean. You are though.
--> '''Jon''': Yeah, 'cause I did it last time!
** On one board, Bowser actually gives Chugga money when he's broke.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: When NCS makes the inevitable reference to "Move Faster Pokey", ''Chuggaa'', of all people, immediately chastises him for it, claiming that ''even he'' wouldn't have gone that far.
** HypocriticalHumor: He then proceeds to make the reference in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''. Jon spends the rest of the level and the beginning of the next one trying to kill him.
* {{Facepalm}}: Yoshi's game-loss animation, which they nickname "eyes-palm" or "face-eyes".
* FanNickname: Invoked -- ProtonJon always refers to the "Bowser Revolution" event as "Bowser Communism".
** Chugga eventually starts calling it that, too.
** Chugga calls the guy who you can pay to swap the gates on Luigi's Engine Room "Bill Gates". [[DontExplainTheJoke Jon doesn't get it, and Chugga has to explain it.]]
** Bowser's dance is affectionately called the "Pee Dance".
** The Bowser space is called "die". And they get that space a lot, causing one of them (usually Chugga) to say "And we get die" a lot.
* FantasticRacism: Brought up humorously concerning Yoshi and DonkeyKong in the ''Mario Party'' videos.
--> '''Chugga:''' And you say ''I'm'' racist. \\
'''Jon:''' RaŚ how is that racist!? It's a dinosaur! \\
'''Chugga:''' Dinosaurs are people too, you know! \\
'''Jon:''' No they're not, they're ''dinosaurs''! That's why they're called dinosaurs! \\
'''Tim:''' *on the brink of laughing* No comment.
** Also how Chugga pronounces Knock Block Tower. It's gets even more racist as the boards go by.
* {{Fictionary}}: Chugga wonders if "[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 Take it to the fridge]]" is a form of [[GratuitousRap Rapanese]].
--> '''Jon:''' ...Rapanese. ''Rapanese''. I-I'm walking away.
* ForWantOfANail: The only thing that stopped Wario from winning the Bowser's Magma Mountain board was [[spoiler:Chugga having ONE MORE COIN than him, thus letting Chugga win the Coin Star]].
** A harder to catch version was during Eternal Star; Peach came in second, and on the last mini-game (Shy Guy Says), Chugga won. If you look at the final results screen, it showed that the 10 coins Chugga got allowed him to keep ahead of Peach after the bonus stars were awarded.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Possibly intentional: JoshJepson is mentioned at one point during the LP. Guess who joins them for their next LP.
** In episode 11 at 9:10, Chuggaa is singing the main theme of Super Smash Bros. Brawl (though it's hard to tell, because it's so bad). Their next LP turns out to be that very game.
* FourIsDeath: Inverted. A person in Mario Party who leads by 4 stars means death to everyone else. [[spoiler:Clearly demostrated in Eternal Star, as Chuggaa was the one that had 4 stars. Guess who won the board?]]
** And John's languish cries of GAAAMEEE! was said 4 times in a row when first used in Yoshi's Island Adventure.
* FridgeLogic: Invoked in the last part of the LP. "You didn't have ''numbers'' in ''1927''?"
* FunWithAcronyms: In one chance time, Jon -- having lost coins -- tells the game 'FU so much.' And Chuggaa gives us this:
--> '''Chugga:''' If you see Kay, tell her I said 'hi!'
* [[GangUpOnTheHuman Gang Up on the]] [[InvertedTrope Computer]]: The three of them often partake in this when they aren't explicitly screwing each other over. In Luigi's Engine Room, they even officially formed an Anti-[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Peach]] Allegiance.
** During the Yoshi board, they decide to gang up on Chuggaa instead.
*** Jon even states that he would even help [[ButtMonkey Tim]] win just so Chuggaa couldn't.
** They'll often target the computer player with Boo even if the computer is already in last place. Justified by the computer's Coins and Stars not being put into the in-game bank at game's end... at least for Mario Party 1.
* GodzillaThreshold: Nodded to in Peach's Birthday Cake when [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Peach herself]] seems to be in the running for victory:
-->'''Chugga:''' Oh, I thought she was gonna get [[ScrappyMechanic Chance Time]] there.\\
'''Jon:''' ...I was kinda hoping she'd get a Chance Time.\\
'''Chugga:''' ...me too, honestly.
* HumiliationConga:
** Yoshi's Tropical Island Part 1 had one of these for Jon. He got a poison mushroom from a Mushroom Space; Luigi then got a warp block, swapped places with Jon, and got a normal mushroom. Later in that same turn, NCS also got a normal mushroom. Jon was not amused.
--> Jon: [[RunningGag "GAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEE!"]]
** On the final turn of Wario's Battle Canyon, Chugga -- whose turn immediately precedes Jon's -- reaches Boo and steals a star from Jon. Then on Jon's turn, he gets a Minus Block [[hottip:*:player loses a number of coins equal to the dice roll]]. And rolls a 10.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Towards the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krC7HTp-H80&feature=player_detailpage#t=731s the first part of Luigi's Engine Room]], when Jon gets a Poison Mushroom, Chugga chimes in with this:
-->'''Chugga:''' Hey, Jon. Hey, Jon. [[KnyttStories Don't eat the mushroom]].\\
'''Jon:''' ...I hate your face.\\
''*Chugga laughs, NCS groans*''\\
'''NCS:''' Man, talk about perfect timing!\\
'''Chugga:''' I was saving that joke!\\
'''Jon:''' I like how you scripted jokes for-- to say--\\
'''Chugga:''' Well, I just thought of it on the plane!\\
'''Jon:''' You thought of it on the wa-- You ''literally'' have thought of this for ''days''! You've been waiting ''days'' to make a "Don't eat the mushroom" reference!\\
'''Chugga:''' Well, I guess I knew it would bug you! I knew it would bug you, that's why I did it.
** Which leads to...
* IronicEcho[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: The very next turn, Chugga gets a [[ScrappyMechanic Warp Block]] and switches places with Jon. He also gets a poison mushroom. Naturally, Jon remarks, "HEY, CHUGGA! '''''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny DON'T EAT THE MUSHROOM!]]''''' I HEAR IT'S BAD FOR YOU!"
** [[ZigZaggingTrope But wait]]! It gets better! Chugga gets his revenge on DK's Jungle Adventure, where he makes another gag at Jon's expense.
** Happens ''[[RunningGag again]]'' on Peach's Birthday Cake.
*** It [[RunningGag keeps on happening to him]], and he rarely gets the mushroom.
* MindScrew: Jon has one of these moments when Chugga reveals that ''Mario Party'' has {{Canon}}.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The trio has a tendency to laugh whenever one of the characters ends up in a Bowser suit with their ridiculously mismatched head peeking out.
* NoblewomansLaugh: ProtonJon gives a really good one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2CLAlyIBE&t=4m21s during Yoshi's Tropical Island]] while making fun of Chuggaaconroy's saying "Knocka Blocka Towah!" (Knock Block Tower).
** Which (in editing) Chugga said sounded an awful lot like TheJoker.
* NoodleIncident: At the very beginning of Mario's Rainbow Castle -- Episode 4:
-->'''Chugga:''' No yawning! *hits Jon*\\
'''Jon:''' I'm sor -- Ow! What the heck was that for!? ''{{Beat}}'' ...did you ''lick your finger'' first?\\
'''Chugga:''' No--!\\
'''Jon:''' That's disgusting!\\
'''Chugga:''' *laughing* No I didn't--\\
'''Jon:''' ''[[RunningGag WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?]]''\\
'''Chugga:''' Haha! ...[[LampshadeHanging I like how the fans didn't see what happened and they just hear you saying "Did you lick your finger before you did that?"]]\\
'''Jon:''' ...well, now you're just making it ''worse''.
* OhCrap: [[RandomNumberGod Many]], [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard many]] [[ScrappyMechanic times]].
* OverlyLongGag: The very last mini-game they play is Shy Guy Says. The mini-game goes on for 40 seconds before Jon and Chugga are the only ones left standing. They then proceed to survive the mini-game for the next minute and 28 seconds, making the mini-game last for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxgTI6EbV0U&feature=player_detailpage#t=486s two minutes and eight seconds]]''. Doesn't sound too long, but watching it does feel ridiculous after the first half minute.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: A variation in Luigi's Engine Room:
--> '''Chugga:''' Buried Treasure, alright. I won this every time we played it last game, hopefully I can do so again. \\
'''Jon:''' We only played it once last game. \\
'''Chugga:''' That was every time!
* OverlyPrepreparedGag: Apparently, Chugga had been waiting for ''days'' to make a [[KnyttStories "Don't Eat The Mushroom"]] joke towards [[NeverLiveItDown Jon]].
* PottyDance: Bowser's "Pee-Pee Dance" is a running gag.
* RuleOfThree: All over the place. The Runaway Guys are composed of three core players, many players winning the game by having 3 stars, many mini-games have been played up to three times so far, etc.
* RunningGag: "Don't eat the mushroom" is a very easy quote to toss around.
** Chugga says "Knocka Blocka Towaa" every time said game is selected.
** "I don't like that omen." is often said by Jon or Chuggaa whenever the Chance Time's pre-set mode shows Mario or DK giving coins to another player. Eventually, they start saying it every time someone hits Chance Time. [[spoiler:Ironically, Chugga later wins Bowser's Magma Mountain ''as a direct result of Chance Time''.]]
*** "Oh look, <x> is giving ten coins to himself, how generous of him!"
** On the instruction screen of minigames, Chugga will often move his character around and announce how he's attacking the others.
** [[{{ProtonJon}} GAAA]][[{{SayMyName}} AAA]][[{{ButtMonkey}} AAA]][[{{BerserkButton}} AME!!!]]
* SayMyName: Jon's repeated, anguished screams of "GAAAAMMMMEEE!"
** '''[[ShigeruMiyamoto MIYAMOTO!]]''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L14ajkIaokI Eternal Star episode 3 at 0:02]].
* ScheduleSlip: It happened once with Yoshi's Tropical Island due to PAX East '11 (though that was due to the internet at their hotel being crappy).
** Chuggaa also pokes at Jon's slow updates during one minigame, when he said "And I'll start updating every 5 years" to which Jon remarks "I LP faster than that."
** There's a three-week pause planned between World 7 and 8 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but filler videos have been promised to keep the viewers occupied.
* ScrewDestiny: You know that 'Mario Party has canon' bit in the first episode? [[spoiler:They made sure Wario didn't win at Bowser's Magma Mountain.]]
** Which was almost subverted, because if anyone other than Chugga had gotten Wario's stars, Wario would've won nonetheless, because Jon and NCS didn't peak at as many coins as Chugga. Wario still would've won if Chugga had hit a red space instead of a blue space or done anything different.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Called out word-for-word during a failed "Bowl Over" game, where the shell hits the "gutter" and the Koopa Troopa used as the bowling ball pops its head and limbs out of its shell and runs off.
* SoBadItsGood: [[invoked]] Chuggaa references this trope almost verbatim, claiming that ShaqFu is "So Bad It's Great".
* SoundEffectBleep: Played humorously when Chuggaa uses it.
---> '''Chugga:''' You know what else isn't making it into the final cut?\\
'''Jon:''' What?\\
''(Insert long bleep here)''\\
'''Jon:''' Yeah, that just threw me off guard, actually.\\
[[spoiler:...In case you were wondering, Chugga just shouted and thought that the censor fit better in editing!]]
* StayInTheKitchen: In the intro to the game itself, Chugga explains the [[ExcusePlot premise of]] ''Mario Party'' -- they try to figure out who among them is the best, but he chimes that it can't be Peach, "because she's a woman." He's ''immediately'' called out on this.
* SureWhyNot: During a loud bit between Chugga and Jon after the shocking realization of Chugga's EpicWin at the end of Bowser's Magma Mountain.
---> '''Chugga:''' I won by one coin!\\
'''Jon:''' You won by Chance Time, Chugga. You won by Chance Time! IT WAS BY MY WILL, IT WAS BY MY WILL THAT YOUR-\\
'''Chugga:''' [[{{Castlevania}} -THAT I WAS GIVEN FLESH!]]\\
'''Jon:''' THAT TOO! SURE, WE'LL ROLL WITH THAT!
* TheStinger: Thrown in at the end of Bowser's Magma Mountain, just to remind everyone of Wario's moment of ''monumental'' ArtificialStupidity.
* TemptingFate
** In Handcar Havoc, Jon states that you never had to use the brakes... and then both teams fall into the lava as they tried to go through a curve.
---> '''Chugga:''' You say we never needed the brake button! *''(beat)''*\\
'''Jon:''' My bad.\\
'''Chugga:''' SEE?!\\
'''Jon:''' I have never- n- never ever needed the brake button on that! Never.\\
'''Chugga:''' TOLD! YOU!\\
'''Jon:''' That's the first time I've ever seen it-\\
'''Chugga:''' [[ThisIsSparta TOLD! YOU!]]
** And in Eternal Star:
---> '''Jon:''' And I'm gonna roll a two. ''(A Slow Block pops up[[hottip:*:Guaranteeing that his dice roll is between one and three]])'' '''[[RunningGag GAAAAME!!!]]'''
*** Though he did get a ''[[{{Subverted}} three]]'', this was immediately followed by Chugga getting a Speed Block[[hottip:*:eight to ten]], resulting in {{angrish}} from Jon.
** In Yoshi's Island:
-->'''Jon:''' ''(gets a Mushroom Block)'' Oh, this could be good...
-->'''Tim:''' Or it could be bad!
-->'''Jon:''' ''(rolls a Poison Mushroom)'' GAAAAAAAME!
* ThisIsSparta: SCREW! [[RunningGag YOU PEOPLE!]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: Concerning a coin-stealing mini-game, where Chugga kept referencing rape (due to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything how the coins are stolen]]):
--> '''Jon''': "What's with you and rape?"
--> '''Chugga''': "I don't know? ...it's fun?"
--> '''Jon''': "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny WHAT?!?]]"
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:NCS's victory in Wario's Battle Canyon, though it was due to pure luck, and landing on lots of Happening Spaces.]]
** Also, Jon ''finally'' getting a regular mushroom.
* TooSoon: When Chuggaa and NCS fall off the slope in Bobsled Run, Jon says afterwards that they had a [[CoolRunnings Jamaican bobsled accident]], then asks if it's too soon straight after.
* TranquilFury: One of the guys brings up [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Ste]][[{{NeverLiveItDown}} ve]]. Chugga's reaction:
--> ''*[[{{OutOfCharacterMoment}} quietly]]* "Don't say that name around me."''
* WaxingLyrical: ProtonJon carries this over from his own videos when he quotes "[[{{Rocky}} Eye of the Tiger]]" lyrics.
** He also tries this with {{Rickroll}}, but sputters and fails a few lines in. Chugga expresses disappointment because it was actually going somewhere.
** However, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVAWDtdDhY here]], Jon is able to sing some of it.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In early parts, there's a running joke that Jon has PsychicPowers that... let him accurately predict how many coins Boo is going to steal before it happens.
* YankTheDogsChain: On Peach's Birthday Cake, NCS lands on a hidden block that gives him 20 coins, which is enough to pay for the star that's right ahead. [[spoiler:Too bad that the star he earns is taken from him a few minutes later when he lands on a happening space.]]
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* [[AGodAmI A]] [[{{Okami}} Goddess]] [[AGodAmI Am I]]: Chuggaa declares himself to be [[{{Okami}} Amaterasu]]. He also points out when another guy is God, usually when they're mini and running across water.
* {{Angrish}}: Josh for the latter half of part 10.
* ApologeticAttacker: Whenever Tim gets in the crossfire of Chugga and Jon's attempts to kill each other, they tend to tell him they're sorry for that.
* BackToBackBadasses: In a sense. During parts of a ghost house involving a descending platform surrounded by Boos, the group paired up and faced back-to-back to look at the ghosts and keep them away. They weren't really doing anything other than that (aside from the time Josh decided to just throw fireballs randomly).
* BashBrothers: Josh and Jon when [[VitriolicBestBuds not trying to kill each other]]. They both even give the killing blow to Roy, tag teamed Lemmy, Jon launched a star empowered Josh at Boos, worked together to get several of the Star Coins, and seem to be the ones to pull off the combo ground pound most of the time.
** It was even discussed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXkR_8TIdaE LPCatchPhrases' interview with Jon]]: the man himself says he thinks of Josh as "a younger him" and they tend to team up like brothers a lot, particularly Josh backing Jon up when he calls out Chugga for certain things.
* BigNo: When [[{{MemeticMutation}} Steve]] was brought up, Chuggaa responded [[CreatorBacklash as expected.]]
** In episode 14; Josh lets a huge one out when they learn they'll have to repeat the entirety of 6-7 after going through hell to get all the star coins, [[{{Shaggy dog story}} then die right before the end.]]
** In episode 16, Chugga dies just before hitting the second switch in the final castle, forcing them to restart the level. Chugga, NCS, and Josh let out several of these.
*** BigYes: [[TokenEvilTeammate Jon]], on the other hand, ''cheers'', since that meant he had another chance to be the one to hit the switch. He lets out another when he actually does hit it.
* BookEnds: It's a case of Blink and You'll Miss It, but it's there. NintendoCapriSun's first death? The first Goomba of the first stage. His last death? The last Goomba of the last stage.
* BuffySpeak: From World 2-4:
-->'''Josh''': That thing did that stuff that I hate!
* CallBack: Tim's the first to say "D'oh, I missed!", the ever-popular line from Mario Party.
** In World 2-3, Jon grabs six Starmen, which prompts this exchange:
-->'''Chugga''': Think you have enough, Jon?
-->'''Jon''': Nope; [[EpicFail making up for]] VideoGame/MarioParty.
** In Episode 5, a reference is made to [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Steve]] [[{{Pikmin}} the Red Pikmin]]. Of course, Chugga doesn't like it.
*** 'Steve' was also alluded to during the Yoshi's Tropical Island run in the Mario Party LP.
** The intros to each video, as mentioned in RunningGag below, reference each players' intro styles in their own videos... and in one special case:
-->'''Jon:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDCd9w1688 Alright, guys,]] [[KaizoMarioWorld welcome back to]] [[GameMod ano- the next romhack]]. We're gonna be playing a four-player Mario romhack sent to us by S. [[{{ItIsPronouncedTro-PAY}} Miyamata]], I dunno... I can't read his name, it's kinda weird. Um... it looks... looks pretty good, actually, it's got a lot of work done to it, it's got a pretty big map...
** "DINOSAURS ARE PEOPLE TOO!" "No, they're dinosaurs."
** Episode 11 has the Guys bring up 'Rapanese'.
** Josh finds out that Chuggaa never saw IndianaJones or BackToTheFuture, and reacts pretty much the exact same way that Jon and Tim did.
* CaptainObvious: Jon has a moment.
-->'''Jon''': For those of you who have never played this game before, you can obviously tell this is a four-player game, it's the first-- \\
'''Chugga''': ''[[SarcasmMode NAAAAAWWWW!]]''
* CastingGag: Probably an unintentional example, but NCS plays as Luigi. Both are {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and {{Butt Monkey}}s.
** Also with NCS, just like in Mario Party, he plays a green character. [[{{TheMuppets}} It's not easy being green.]]
* CatchPhrase: Jon tends to cheerfully call, "Bye guys!" whiler rushing ahead of everybody.
* ChekhovsGun: Remember those two lives Chugga got in episode 17, part 1, around the 7 minutes and 30 seconds mark? [[spoiler:Had he not gotten those lives, he would almost definitely have used a continue as Jon wanted, as later on there was a period where he had only two lives remaining.]]
* ClusterFBomb: When compared to the mere precision F-bombs dropped in their other group works. JoshJepson is a large contributor to this.
* CrackPairing: Invoked, sort of. In the beginning of Episode Two, TheJetsons theme, sung by Chugga, has himself as Elroy, Josh as George, ''[[BreadEggsMilkSquick Jon as Judy]]'', and '''''[[RefugeInAudacity Tim as Jane]]'''''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Episode 11 has [[ButtMonkey Josh]] dying the least while also finally managing to earn 1-Ups.
** Tim, of all people, seems to lead the group through most of World 8, save for the final boss.
* CurbStompBattle: The [[spoiler:third]] attempt at Bowser.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Remembering too late that there is no 'awesome spin jump' like there was in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: The third Koopaling in the game is actually Lemmy, while Iggy's the boss of a later world. Ironically, those are the two who went through DivergentCharacterEvolution in this game, so at least the confusion makes sense.
** But they correct themselves later.
** Jon previously confused Iggy with Lemmy in ''Mario's Wacky World'', so this makes sense.
* EpicFail: At the end of World 6-1. Josh was about to reach the flag pole and bubbled. Jon pops him, getting knocked away from the top in the process, This sends Josh high enough to reach the top of the flagpole, but Josh bubbles again. Chugga pops on his way to the flagpole only for Josh to bubble a third time.
** Episode 14. They even had to change to ending format, because the causes of death wouldn't all fit on screen. And the death count at the end: Jon 19, Josh 29, Chugga 43 and NCS 47.
*** Levels 7-4 and 7-6 especially.
** Episode 17. World 9-3. ''That one Star Coin.'' [[spoiler:It took 12 tries to get it.]]
** At the end, both NCS and Josh's most common causes of death were ''self-induced'' pitfalls.
** NCS died on the ''very first Goomba''.
* EvilTastesGood: During World 9-6, when [[TokenEvilTeammate Jon]] keeps trying to kill Chugga:
--->'''Jon:''' Seriously! You're so close, I can taste it.
--->'''Chugga:''' You can taste my death?
--->'''Jon:''' Yes, and it's delicious! ... And nutritious!
---> (roughly two seconds later, Chugga dies, and Jon gives [[BigYes a predictable response]])
* FailedASpotCheck: Happens a lot to Josh and Tim. Notably, Josh fails to spot an incoming Bullet Bill during Episode 14, causing all three of the others to yell.
-->'''Jon''': How did you not ''see that?!''
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]:
** TheHero: Emile ({{Chuggaaconroy}})
** TheLancer: Jon (who doubles as TheSmartGuy, given his prior knowledge about how to get the grand majority of the Star Coins)
** TheBigGuy: Tim (NintendoCapriSun)
** TheChick: Josh (confirmed in episode 16, with an additional ShoutOut to ThisVeryWiki)
---> '''Chuggaa:''' According to TVTropes, you're the girl.
* ForegoneConclusion: It's either going to be Jon or Chuggaconroy winning in almost all of the categories; if not for making sure (more) levels don't have to be replayed due to multiple stupid deaths, Tim and Josh might as well not even be there.
** They actually Lampshade this in episode 9.
** [[spoiler:It comes true, they are the two that defeat Bowser]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Brought up by Chuggaa but avoided. He points out that the Blue Toad dies during the demo play and that he will be played by Jon. As it stands, he's died the least times out of everyone.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: In the game, whenever two or more players ground pound at the same time, it causes a shockwave that functions like a POW Block. The four of them use this ability all the time in those balloon-collecting minigames to kill everything right off the bat and make it easier, but they never think to use it to knock down Star Coins floating in the air, and frequently complain about missing coins and having to revisit the level later if they lose the POW Block that would be required to knock them down in singleplayer.
** Chuggaa points this out during the coin cleaup in episode 12, but it didn't get a passing acknowledgement from anyone else.
* HehHehYouSaidX: In Episode 11, Jon said the phrase "number 2", and Josh, Chugga, and Tim all said this.
--> '''Jon''': [[SarcasmMode I'm glad to see I'm playing with such mature people]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Sometimes someone will have to die in order to get a Star Coin. This can often double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, or fail and end in a SenselessSacrifice.
--> '''Chugga''': I SACRIFICED MYSELF FOR MONEY! I REGRET NOTHING!
* HeyThatsMyLine: In episode 12, Jon and Chugga get into an argument because Chugga keeps saying things Jon said.
** In Episode 15, Chugga starts using Josh's [[CatchPhrase catch phrases]]. Jon is not amused.
** Inverted in the Episode 7 intro, Jon's upset he DOESN'T have a line to steal
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[{{CaptainObvious}} The bubble mechanic gets abused]] -- [[{{RunningGag}} a lot.]] This occasionally comes back to bite the guys in the ass whenever they fail a level because three of the players are stuck in bubbles -- voluntarily or otherwise -- and the last guy dies. Episode 14 is the shining example of this trope in this LP.
** The finale stated that they knocked themselves out of the level by all bubbling at the same time 20 times. Yes, you read that right, Twenty.
* HumanShield: Chugga does this to Jon in episode 12. Jon was less than pleased, mostly because everyone had just picked up and item that grants invincibility.
--> '''Jon''': ''*After dying* Argh! Thanks for using me like an umbrella, guys; while you had '''Starmen'''!''
* HurricaneOfPuns: Episodes 4 & 9.
* HypocriticalHumor: Jon pulls this off and attempts to justify it:
--> '''Chugga''': ''*throws Jon off a platform*''
--> '''Jon''': ''"[[ThisIsSparta YOU. ARE A DICK.]]" *throws Josh off a platform*''
--> '''Josh''': ''"Why'd you do that?!"''
--> '''Jon''': ''"Because I'm a dick too!"''
* InSeriesNickname: The finale had {{chuggaaconroy}} as ThomasJefferson, NintendoCapriSun as Wart -- rather, ThomasJefferson as well -- ProtonJon as Pedro Martinez III Esq. -- rather, John Adams (or John Quincy Adams, ProtonJon couldn't make up his mind) -- and JoshJepson as... well, himself.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Jokingly, on various occasions; one of the guys will say that everything is all right because they survived something, even though the other three are perfectly fine as well.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Near the beginning of World 1-4, ProtonJon acquires ''two'' Ice Flowers from a ? Block, and proceeds to taunt everyone else, only to get hit by a fish almost immediately thereafter, losing his powerup. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when he picks up another ice flower that had fallen ''below the bottom of the screen,'' then [[DoubleSubversion doubly subverted]] when he gets hit by the ''next'' fish. All of this happens in the space of about thirteen seconds.
** Jon's attempted TakingYouWithMe. During Episode 4, Chugga eats Jon with his Yoshi. Jon promptly escapes, and steals Chugga's Yoshi with a ground-pound. As Chugga protests, Jon immediately eats him, while he's falling into a pit, [[TakingYouWithMe trying to kill them both]]. Chugga manages to escape and bubble to safety, while only Jon falls to his death.
-->''(After Jon falls into the pit, and he jumps out)''
-->'''Chugga''': [[LampshadeHanging ''YEEESSS!! DESERVE!! DESERVE!!''']]
** Zigzagged: Chugga manages a role reversal in episode 6, and it worked.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: In Episode 7, Chugga references the ending of Mario Party. The others immediately {{Lampshade}} this, and proceed to discuss it in greater detail.
* LateToThePunchline: During the send-off for episode 6, one of the guys doesn't understand the pun in "join us next time ''for'' World ''4''," and has to have it spelled out.
* LeeroyJenkins: Chugga will often cry this when anyone utters the words, "All right, let's do this." Sometimes he cuts himself off, saying he won't make the joke, only to fully do so a few minutes later.
** The trope actually occurs in the finale; while the others discussed how to get a particular star coin in World 9-5, [[spoiler:Josh]] rushed ahead to claim it while they weren't looking. [[spoiler:Subverted, though, because he [[CrowningMomentofAwesome succeeded.]]]]
* TheMedic: NCS, in a way. He usually doesn't do too much during the actual stages, but when the other guys die, he avoids traps so he can pop their bubbles and bring them back into the game. Ironically, he'll often die immediately after saving someone.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Josh said "Geez it's thrusting", which sounded like "Jesus frosting".
** And again after failing 9-7, when Jon says "It's a good thing I didn't bet with you, Josh." Josh mistakes this statement as "[[HoYay It's a good thing I didn't go to bed with you.]]"
* NotMeThisTime: In World 1-5, Josh accuses [[CombatPragmatist Chugga]] of killing him. Chugga protests and points out that he was nowhere near him when he died.
** Later, Chuggaa claimed that he never kills Jon on purpose. Jon didn't buy it.
* OrphanedPunchline: Due to the way they cut to deaths and Star Coin collections, this is rather common.
--> ''"Aaaand you're a homicidal maniac."''
--> ''"My mommy always said to say "You're welcome" whenever anyone says "Thank you", so I was being polite!"''
* PressXToNotDie: At about the 5:18 mark of Episode 12, Chugga says "That's a smart thing to do. Press A to not die".
* PowerOfFriendship: After repeated deaths in World 7-6, the Guys only succeed when they start working together. [[AesopAmnesia They immediately go back to trying to kill each other afterwards.]] Often after cooperating, Chugga will say "[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes The real superpower of teamwork!]]", furthering this.
** Discussed in episode 16:
-->'''Jon''' The superpower of teamwork isn't going to save us this time!
* RealMenWearPink: Chugga's choice of Yoshi, the "fabulous" pink Yoshi.
* RunningGag: Josh's eternal quest for 1-ups and Jon stealing them.
** Also, Jon's tendency to run up ahead of everyone else with a cheerful "Bye guys!"
** For the first few episodes, each episode is introduced by one member of the group in turn [[CallBack in the style of their usual LP's]]. Particularly funny when ProtonJon (referring to his reputation for [=LPing=] Mario romhacks) acts as though the game is an unusually good romhack sent to him by "someone called [[ShigeruMiyamoto S. Miyamoto]]".
** The yellow Toad sounding like a chicken.
** NCS keeps accidentally pausing or hitting the home button on the controller.
** NCS bubbling right before the flag.
** Chuggaa admitting to not seeing certain popular/classic movies, and the others' reactions.
** Comparing the look of the Propeller Shroom suit to a jogging suit, and when all four of them have it equipped, saying how they're going to go jogging.
* SadistShow: Definitely became this by the end. [[HilarityEnsues For the funnier.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jokingly, of course.
--> '''Chugga''': I, Chugga, am going to be Mario.
--> '''Tim''': I will be Luigi[[MelodramaticPause ...]] 'cause I'm green!
--> '''Josh''': I'm gonna be yellow Toad, and I'll be the best yellow Toad you've ever seen!
--> '''Jon''': And I'll be leaving, thank you.
** Jon attempts this later during their Star Coin collection run through Roy's castle, by trying to take a different path than the others. [[EpicFail Key word being 'trying']].
* SirSwearsAlot: Josh compared to the others.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite Jon saying in an interview he's willing to stop deliberately killing Chugga during the next recording session, he gets ''worse'' if anything.
** Josh had a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass episode, finally getting some lives and doing the best. However, right after, he goes back to being the 1-Up needing ButtMonkey.
* StealthPun: Most likely unintentional, but at the end of episode 3, we have this exchange.
--> '''Jon''': Thank you Encyclopedia Brown.
--> '''Tim''': [[CatchPhrase In the bathroom!]]
--> '''Jon''': And on that note.
** In Episode 8, at around the 2:30 mark, they enter a pipe and find Big Bertha. This leads to this conversation.
--> '''Chugga''': IT'S BIG BERTHA!
--> '''Josh''': RUN AWAY!
--> '''Chugga''': [[TheRunawayGuys Guys!]]
** They pull off ''another'' accidental pun when they accidentally use Mini-Mushrooms before 9-7, but decide to do the level anyway. The person who gets the farthest while Mini'd is NCS: [[spoiler:Tiny Tim.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Chugga resists making a pun, only for Josh to make it immediately after Chugga said he didn't want to say it.
** During 9-3:
--> ''*Tim grabs the Star Coin just in time*''
--> '''Chugga''': Yes! Tim! Go Tim! Man, Tim's kicking ass!
--> '''Josh''': Kickin' ass and takin' names.
--> '''Everybody''': TAKIN' ASS AND KICKIN' NAMES!
* TakeThat:
--> '''Josh''': *falls into the poison water* Again? I hate the lava!
--> '''Chugga''': [[InsistentTerminology That's not lava, it's Kool-Aid.]]
--> '''Josh''': Close enough!
** It also doubles as a CallBack to Jon's LP of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Mario's]] [[GameMod Wacky World]].
** A few times, they make jokes about the fanboys in their fandom and the kinds of comments they'd leave.
* TakingYouWithMe: Jon tries this in Episode 4 with Chuggaa. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It ends badly.]]
* TemptingFate: In Episode 5 during the ghost house:
--> '''Tim''': It is not moving!
--> ''(Platform starts falling really fast.)''
--> '''All''': AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
** Before then, in the same level, there's a more subtle variation...
--> '''Josh''': When [the Boos] laugh at me, it ''lowers'' my self esteem.
--> ''(Platform starts falling really fast.)''
--> '''All''': AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
** And in episode 17, during the world 9-3. "I LOVE this level! I want to do it a... FIFTH time!" ...Well, let's say that the second star coin grants this wish.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Jon has been carrying Tim around for a bit, but there's a star coin on the other side of a lava stream. Jon says to Tim, "The question is, if we're going to go for that coin, you gotta get off my head, so flip off."
* ThrowItIn: Episode 16's intro.
** Not just episode 16. Judging by most of the Guys' reactions, several episodes have started with a simple joke or quote that dissolved into a series of improvised lines, and almost always a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In Episode 5, after not gaining anything in the first 1UP house they visit, Josh manages to snag [[spoiler:four]] in the second one.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Though generally everyone in the group has bouts of sociopathy, Jon is especially dedicated to [[ComedicSociopathy making his teammates suffer]]. See the Woobie Destroyer Of Worlds entry on YMMV for details.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tim and Josh actually seem to improve as the game goes on, and by the end, during the harder stages, they end up helping out quite a bit.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jon in the second half of the LP towards Chugga, particularly trying to kill him more and more. [[hottip:*:[[AllThereInTheManual As stated in LPCatchPhrases' interview]], the reason for this is because they were cracking jokes before recording the second half of the LP, and Chugga playfully threw a hard cylindrical pillow in Jon's direction which nailed him right in the face and gave him a black eye.]]
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: They often end up sabotaging themselves by accident just by getting in each other's way. It's especially bad in levels that require precise jumps, where they end up bouncing off each other and knocking each other around.
* TrainwreckEpisode: Episode 14. They can't go five minutes without being kicked out of the level for one reason or another.
** Episode 17 as well. They spend a video and a half on ''one level.'' SanitySlippage ensues.
* {{Troll}}: Jon. To elaborate, in episode 14 at one point while both Josh and Tim are out of lives and Chugga is stuck in a bubble, Jon starts farming 1-Ups.
--> '''Jon''': *singing* "I am an asshole, I am an asshole, I am SUCH an asshole!"
** He also actually says "I haven't been trolling enough."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDCd9w1688&t=24m21s HEY GUYS LOOK WHAT I CAN DO]]
** [[spoiler: On his Formspring, Jon said a few days before the video came out "Actually, video spoilers, for the last levels I just put the controller down to see how well they do without me." Which turned out to be BlatantLies.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: A selective example.
--> '''Jon''': No you guys don't need to kill me more. Chugga needs to to kill me more. You guys are fine.
** Guess what was Jon's and Chugga's most common death cause at the end... [[spoiler: ''EACH OTHER''.]]
* WaxingLyrical: The guys speak a WeirdAl song at one point.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: They mistook Lemmy Koopa with Iggy Koopa in parts 5 and 6. Iggy doesn't appear until World 5.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In Episode 15, Jon gets so angry at Chugga that he yells "That's it! We are ending this part here!" The video then cuts to their ending screen. Probably would have been more effective if it didn't happen around six minutes in.
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[[folder: Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]
!!Subspace Emissary:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: While playing with a sticky Gamecube controller borrowed from a friend, Jon accuses the other guys of this; before he finishes his question, a platform ends up crushing Pikachu (played by Chugga).
* AmusingInjuries: Episode 6 opens with ChuggaaConroy slipping and falling off the bed when getting in position to record. The rest of the intro involves him, NintendoCapriSun, and ProtonJon arguing over whether or not they're really gonna use it.
* BeigeProse: ProtonJon does not waste time in the introduction to Episode 4.
-->'''Jon:''' "ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, {{Chuggaaconroy}}, Smash Bros. Brawl, Subspace Emissary, go."
* BigWhat: When Jon heard Chuggaa say that he doesn't like [[AwesomeMusic Revenge of Meta Knight]].
* BookEnds: The series (not counting their free-for-all video) starts and ends with [[spoiler:playing as Kirby and fighting in a stadium]].
* BrickJoke: At the end of episode 11, Chugga kicks himself out of Jon's house, leaving the others to finish the recording. Flash-forward to episode 12's intro, and Chugga knocking on the door to be let back in after being outside "[[TetherCatPrinciple for a week]]."
* BuffySpeak:
--> '''Chugga''': This is what determines stuff.
** When fighting off an army of Mites, Chugga yells to destroy the portal. Jon says he's too busy destroying "not-the-portal" [[hottip:*:the enemies]].
* ButtMonkey: Ike. Not only did he [[spoiler:get killed off for real in the finale, but when Jon plays as him during the Free-For-All match, he loses]].
* CallBack: According to Chugga, Tim finally learned how to [[PressXToNotDie Press A to not die]].
** The guys refer to when Player 2 teleports to player 1 as [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii bubbling]].
** Chugga says he hasn't "been this excited since [[VideoGame/MarioParty Wario lost at Mario's Rainbow Castle!]]", and then there's saying "Knock Block Tower" in Engrish.
** The entire "Meet Josh Jepson" theme from their VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii Let's Play is referenced during the second half of the second SSE video.
** Chugga references "MOVE FASTER POKEY" during a chase sequence between Porky and the two Lucases (Chugga and Jon).
** Jon gives up his turn so [[RunningGag Tim can be Yoshi]].
** Jon attacks Chuggaa in a free-for-all and says "go away", like that time he did the same thing in the 64 version, only that time he was shouting.
* CallingYourAttacks: Chuggaa does this for Galleom.
* CatchPhrase: Jon's seems to have developed into saying "Really, that's what we're going with?" after someone (usually Chugga) gives a video a questionable intro.
** Also "My heroes", which seems to have replaced "Bye guys!"
* CombatPragmatist: The giant, dark [[DonkeyKongCountry Diddy Kong]] attacks Jon and Tim ''while the words 'GET READY' are displaying.''
** '"Get ready, my ass!"'
* CrackPairing: Ganondorf x Master Hand, InUniverse.
** NintendoCapriSun x NintendoCapriSun. [[MindScrew They've decided he's his own wife]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Throughout Subspace Emissary, Chugga tended to play rather poorly. However, during the Free-For-All match, he wins against both Jon and Tim. Twice.
* DanBrowned: In the cutscene that comes after beating Petey Piranha, Chugga claims that the official name of the cannon Wario is seen with is called a Dark Gun, when its actual name is [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_SSBB_trophies_(The_Subspace_Emissary) the Dark Cannon]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Jon in the bonus episode.
* {{Dissimile}}: At one point in the second episode, Jon states his main dislike with the Subspace Emissary is how it plays more like a beat 'em up rather than Brawl's multiplayer.
-->'''Jon''': It's like {{Streets of Rage}} but not even remotely... [[LampshadeHanging and that was a really bad comparison]].
* EurekaMoment: Near the end of episode 11, Jon realizes that he could just kick Emile out, because they're playing at Jon's house. [[{{ScrewThisImOuttaHere}} Emile takes off soon after]], leaving Jon and Tim to finish the recording.
* FandomNod: In Episode 3, they make a nod to Chugga's {{Flanderized}} love of wearing polo shirts, which he even turns into a CargoShip moment. "STOP TRYING TO MAKE OUT WITH POLO SHIRTS!"
* FanNickname: They refer to the dark subspace versions of the charcters as Cyber-(Name) due to the {{Cyberspace}}-like background effects.
* FourIsDeath: Guess how long the first round of Fox (NCS) vs Jigglypuff lasts? [[spoiler:Four ''seconds''.]]
* FridgeLogic: Invoked by the guys, who question why the princess not saved by Kirby can't avoid Wario's dark cannon and its long charge time, or how clouds in both the World of Trophies and the Mario series can be sturdy enough to support weight.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: They get a GameOver because Jon and Chugga were so busy arguing that they started ignoring the game.
** Near the start of episode 7, they think they've solved a problem with Tim's controller not being connected, and they start chatting idly as they wait for the game to load. However, the game has actually crashed, and you can hear the long beep that signifies it's crashed. So for a little while, the guys are just talking, not realizing the game is frozen.
* GetOut: During the Dark Samus battle in episode 9 (recorded during Jon's birthday), Chugga and Jon talk about Zero Suit Samus actually wearing a suit, just not [[{{Fanservice}} her birthday suit]]. Chugga somehow segues into suggesting Jon regularly plays Brawl naked.
-->'''Chugga:''' Isn't that a great birthday present?
-->'''Jon:''' Imagining myself naked!? No! ''Get out of my house!''
** In episode 11, he actually does get out of Jon's house.
* HasTwoMommies: Chuggaa does. And they're [[NintendoCapriSun both]] [[ProtonJon men]].
** He also claimed Josh as his father, [[MindScrew even though he's]] ''[[MindScrew younger]]'' [[MindScrew than Chugga is]].
* HeroicBSOD: Jon had one in the bonus episode, after [[EpicFail Tim dying]] ''[[EpicFail four seconds]]'' [[EpicFail after started the fight against Jigglypuff started]], he stormed out of his house and (according to Chuggaa, but not heard) screamed at the top of his lungs outside.
* HumiliationConga: Episode 10 of Brawl is a HUGE one for Chugga. Jon's usual torment is taken UpToEleven with the Steve jokes. In the first cutscene, Captain Falcon kills all but a single Red Leaf Pikmin (Steve). Despite not playing the level, Chugga is subjected to Jon's Captain Falcon impression. Remembers, too late, that Steve is part of Olimar's Trophy AND portrait. Once it's his turn, Jon forces him to play as Olimar, and as a result, Steve. Once the level starts, he doesn't get Steve, only to end up plucking him a few seconds later. Dies, resulting in a Game Over JUST as NCS defeats the last three enemies, forcing him to play as Olimar AGAIN, this time, spawning with Steve. After tossing five Pikmin off the level to get rid of Steve, he plucks ANOTHER. But, that's not all. Even after the Olimar levels, he ends up repeatedly frozen by Glices as Ice Climbers and the ending results show he took 1341% damage, more than either Jon or NCS.
** Tim gets one in the Bonus Episode. And since Jon was Player 2 and therefore bound to Tim, he suffered by association.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Chugga was in rare form throughout episode 1.
** The puns keep on coming in the second episode; it gets to the point where even Jon and NCS fire off a pun or two.
** In the third episode, Chugga's "Joe Bytan" joke is so bad it temporarily breaks the commentary.
** Episode 8 has Jon stunned into silence as Tim and Chugga fire off "point" puns in rapid succession.
** Episode 11 as well. In the end, Jon ends up kicking Chugga out of his house because of one.
* IncendiaryExponent: The guys define the effects of the Spicy Curry item as this.
-->'''Jon''': I'm on fire! I'm on fire. I'm on fire. I'm on fire and have a hammer! I'm on fire and have a hammer!
* InsaneTrollLogic: It's claimed that the reason Chuggaa likes to reference ElectricalBeast is that he has the same initials as {{Earthbound}}.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Chuggaa has quite a bit of trouble pronouncing [[KidIcarus Palutena]].
* IWantMyMommy: Done by Chugga when Jon takes both controllers during the Outside the Ancient Ruins level and forces him to play as Olimar.
* JokeCharacter: In-universe; Luigi is described as this. Fittingly, during the battle against Cyber Luigi, Chugga and Jon take ''no damage whatsoever''.
* KilledOffForReal: Parodied in the case of [[spoiler:Ike]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Early on in the Sea of Clouds, Jon (who is playing as Kirby) ends up hanging on a ledge at one point, prompting him to say "I'm just hanging around; literally." As soon as he finishes his sentence, a Glunder rolls up to him and attacks Kirby. Chugga lampshades Jon's misfortune.
-->'''Chugga''': See? When you make bad puns, you get punished!
* LateToThePunchline: In episode 8, Tim missed Wario in a cutscene and Chugga's response to that was "Doh!". The next twenty seconds or so of the commentary is Jon trying to figure out the joke.
* MadeOfExplodium: Chugga gets blown up ''a lot'' during episode 2. Justified, as [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he just can't stay away from]] [[StuffBlowingUp Smart Bombs]].
** It happens to him again in episode 4 and ends up giving them a GameOver.
** Chugga continues the trend in episode five by getting hit by almost every missile fired by a R.O.B. Blaster, and Tim joins in on the fun by getting hit by almost every enemy thrown explosive.
* MoodWhiplash: In episode 10, Chuggaa makes a [[SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] reference ,and Jon asks when Spongebob came out. Chuggaa responds that it came out when his parents were still together... when he was 8. Cue uncomfortable silence aside from the game sounds and Jon muttering, "Awkward..."
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. The guys won't let themselves forget that they aren't great at fighting Greaps.
* RealMenWearPink: NCS wanting to play as the "pretty princess" Zelda.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Chugga [[WildMassGuessing theorizes that]] this is the case for [[IceClimbers Nana]], and that every time she dies her mother has another girl named Nana who looks exactly the same. Jon is understandably [[{{Squick}} horrified]] at this train of thought when Chuggaa points out this means their mother would have to be pregnant and give birth every five minutes.
* RunningGag: Begun in their SSB filler videos, every time someone gets a hammer, they start [[WithLyrics singing along to it.]] "I'm on fire and have a hammer! I'm on fire and have a hammer!" Jon's done this [[OlderThanTheyThink since his old SSBB videos.]]
** ProtonJon doesn't want to refer to himself by name in the beginnings and ends of the videos, so Chuggaa will refer to Jon by whatever comes out of Jon's mouth.
*** Jon has also gained a habit, that began in Super Mario Bros. Wii, of insulting their opening intro and being annoyed/shocked that they're "[are we] really using that?", constantly. Or saying that it's the worst one they've had so far.
** Chugga leaving Jon's house at the end of the video is becoming this.
** Chugga's attempts at using a smart bomb always winds up with him blowing up in his face (The one time this didn't happen, the bomb wound up getting NCS killed, leaving them confused as to if that counted or not).
* SarcasticClapping: Jon does this practically every time Chugga or NCS get a Game Over.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Chugga tries this with the sliding launchers in The Swamp.
* SayMyName: In Episode 15. ''"Tim!"''
* ShoutOut: When Chugga won't stop saying "and" at the end of Episode 3, Jon references the Tally Hall song, "&." He is a big fan of the band, according to [[https://twitter.com/#!/Proton_Jon/status/174543450639831040 this tweet]].
* StatusQuoIsGod: Everyone treats each other normally again, as opposed to being at each others' throats like at the end of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii New Super Mario Bros. Wii]]. Thoug,h since you can't attack teammates in this game, it's justified. Jon does still have his fun on occasion, but not nearly to the same extent as last time.
* StealthPun: Likely an unintentional example, but knowing [[PungeonMaster Chugga]], you never know:
--> '''Jon''': *is hanging from a ledge* I'm just hanging around. Literally. *[[LaserGuidedKarma gets attacked by a Glunder]]*
--> '''Chugga''': See? When you make bad puns, you get ''pun''ished!
* TakeThat: During the opening cutscene of The Jungle (the first level to feature Donkey Kong and Diddy), the guys get in several potshots against the DKC cartoon.
** Jon takes a shot at [[DragonBall Dragonball Z's]] infamous charging mechanics,
--> '''Jon''': I have to charge up a bit, hang on. *starts spamming Fox's "charging" taunt* I've gotta be here for... about 25 minutes, and when the credits start playing, I'll be ready to fight.
** Annoyed at the Great Maze's constant {{Backtracking}}, Chugga sarcastically quips "This is a great idea, it worked so great in [[DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]."
* TemptingFate: Due to the fact that Chugga keeps hurting himself with Smart Bombs, he quips, "Wow, Jon, I just turn into a suicide bomber around you." Not a ''second'' after he says this, a Bob-Omb materializes ''right on top of him,'' right as he (as Link) swings his sword. Cue death.
** In Episode 9, Jon starts ''intentionally'' TemptingFate during the second try at the Giant Diddy Kong fight ForTheEvulz, saying how much better Chuggaa and NCS are doing this time around. Complete with Chuggaa screaming "No, Jon, DON'T SAY THAT OUT LOUD!"
** In the Bonus Episode:
-->'''Jon:''' Now, if [[NintendoCapriSun you]] lose to Jigglypuff, I'm just gonna throw my controller and walk away. Just stating that now.
* TetherCatPrinciple: Invoked. The guys act as if Chugga spent the entire week between updates locked outside Jon's house.
* ThatCameOutWrong: A variation: in episode 11, Chugga comments that Tim's collectible total might end in the positive zone for once when he's collecting a few stickers. He then says it sounded a lot less mean in his head, and Jon promptly agrees.
** Every comment that Chugga makes on Tim's skills is bound to be this.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Jon's portrayal of Captain Falcon.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After messing up their turn order, the Guys work out a solution that involves Tim playing nine straight rounds (with Chugga playing the first five with him and Jon the next four) as Player 2 (enabling him to PressXToNotDie).
* TooDumbToLive: Chugga, as Pikachu, keeps using Thunder on Metal Primids, who automatically reflect energy attacks. This results in the guys getting a GameOver.
* TrainwreckEpisode: Much of episode 14.
** HilariousInHindsight: Episode 14 for NSMBW was this as well.
** The bonus episode.
* WaxingLyrical: Jon quotes ''You Give Love a Bad Name'' by Bon Jovi. The reference goes right over Chugga's head.
* WellDoneSonGuy: According to Chugga in Episode 4, this is his relationship with Jon.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: Jon invokes this when he realizes that since they didn't save Ike in subspace, he doesn't appear in the ending cutscene.
-->'''Jon''' (In shock): Ike is dead! You guys are dicks!
* YouCantFightFate: It seems Chuggaa will always get blown up by a Smart Bomb if he gets his hands on one. [[MadeOfExplodium Always.]]
** Subverted in episode 17, where he throws it and it doesn't hit him. Double subverted because he misses the enemy and hits Tim instead.
** As if to hammer this point home, Tabuu uses his giant laser to knock Chugga (playing as Captain Falcon) into the explosion of the smart bomb he just threw.

!!Tournament:
* AntiClimax: The final battle ends with [[spoiler:SKA killing himself via falling off the stage. ''Twice'']].
* ApologeticAttacker: Jon apologises to Donnabellez before their battle, since she hadn't played the game in a long time and he had a big advantage over her.
* BattleCry: According to the finale, Jon's is "I'm going to bed".
* BigNo: Donnabellez lets one off when she loses her final stock in her first match.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The first and last battles of the tournament involve ProtonJon winning. If you don't count the preliminaries as an actual episode, then the first and last matches are also a CurbStompBattle.]]
* ButtMonkey: Donnabellez is the first to lose two matches and be eliminated from the tournament. The first match is a CurbStompBattle, and the second match has her being killed in Sudden Death by Tim.
** JoshJepson as well, getting beaten in the preliminaries by Jon and in the first loser's bracket round by Chugga, with neither of them breaking a sweat.
* CrisisCrossover: Of Let's Players.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: During the match between Tim and Donna on [[MetalGearSolid Shadow Moses Island,]] [[MetalGearSolid1 Metal Gear REX]] appears in the background. When Tim asks what it is, Chugga, who is {{MCing}}, states that it is a [[MetalGearSolid4 Gecko.]] This is [[JustifiedTrope justified,]] as Chugga admits that he's never played a MetalGearSolid game.
* EndingFatigue: InUniverse, the tournament starts to wear on some of the players, for going late into the night.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Jon reacts this way when Chugga starts wondering if {{Slowbeef}} is basically the God of Let's Playing and Diabetus is Jesus.
* ForegoneConclusion: Donnabellez says her loss to Jon was this, since Jon is a pro at the game and she hadn't played it in a long time.
** [[spoiler:Jon being the winner was probably predictable, but not guaranteed. However, given that he still could lose twice by the time of the final match and the video didn't have enough time for one more match, it was no secret that he'd beat his final opponent]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: For the players but unseen by the viewers; during the final match, Chugga, who is remaining quiet due to not being involved in the fight, apparently starts dancing.
** One of these gets Diabetus's attention throughout a match -- the Polar Bear on the Ice Climbers stage.
* {{Irony}}: Tim, who normally is Yoshi, plays as Diddy Kong, while Donnabellez plays as Yoshi instead. Later, Tim fights Donna, meaning he's basically fighting his usual main. [[spoiler:He wins, too]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Jon dies almost instantly after noticing he had 69 damage and commenting on it.
* LikeAGodToMe: Chugga refers to {{Slowbeef}} as the God of Let's Players (as he created the genre) and then wonders whether that would make Diabetus Jesus, an archangel, or the Voice of God.
* OutOfFocus: Due to the way it works, each of the main three Guys has least one video where they're either absent or not saying anything at all.
* PreMortemOneLiner: A couple:
--> '''[=SuperJeenius=]''': (to Chugga) Goodbye. Nice knowing you.
--> '''Chugga''': (to Josh) FIRE YUMS, BALLS! [[hottip:*:He then proceeds to kill Josh with a flaming soccer ball, for those wondering how this counts.]]
* RunningGag: Take a drink everytime [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Lucas]] uses his [[LimitBreak Final Smash]]. It doesn't help that there were two in the tourney.
** Also, every time NCS is MC, the tournament gets a new name
* TemptingFate: Lucahjin comments how she is "going to die in two seconds" at the start of her first match. She then almost instantly falls off the stage and dies.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tim's skill in fighting has increased since Subspace Emissary, as shown in his fight with Donnabellez. Possibly inverted, as the tournament was recorded ''before'' Subspace Emissary.
* TournamentArc
* TheUnexpected: People were expecting Lets Players like JoshJepson, [=SuperJeenius=], and {{Lucahjin}} to end up as guests for the tournament. Almost no one expected [[{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]].
* WorthyOpponent: Jon considers [=ALoyalGamer=] and [=SuperJeenius=] to be this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mario Party 2]]
* ArtificialStupidity: In the last minigame of Pirate Land, Luigi goes only for Tim, shooting in the same place, which Tim keeps dodging.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tim definitely TookALevelInBadass since the last Mario Party LP; the only thing that's really keeping him from kicking ass is bad luck.
** Especially shown in the duel minigame against Jon in Western Land:
--> '''Tim''': I'll just do 20 coins. [[hottip:*:He is choosing how many coins the winner gets from the loser.]]
--> '''Jon''': (to himself) Man, I suck at this game...
--> '''Tim''': Well, since you said that! (puts coin amount up as high as it can go)
--> '''Jon''': [[OhCrap DAMMIT!]] [[YouJustHadToSayIt WHY DID I SAY THAT!]]
* BookEnds: Before even starting, it's already a subtle case of it. The very first game the guys played was the original Mario Party. Their next LP, another Mario Party game, was announced on their one-year anniversary.
* BornLucky: In the Mystery Land map, can anyone guess how many times Jon got hidden blocks with stars? [[spoiler: Three times!]]
** And he's gotten one on pretty much every map before that as well.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: NCS borrows Jon's "GAAAAAAAAME!!" when the AI steals his coins with Chance Time.
* CameraScrew: On the first Torpedo Targets minigame of Western Land. As Chuggaa puts it:
--> '''Chugga''': Oh -- what the hell, what is the camera doing?
* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler:first Chance Time]] on Pirate Land ends up playing a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the board.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: According to Emile, the hard-leveled CPU's AI can mash the A-button faster than any human player. The AI even exceeds how fast the N64 controller processes button pressing.
* CrackPairing: In-universe; due to an IncrediblyLamePun made by Chugga and an offhand comment by Tim, Jon now supports [[{{Chuggaaconroy}} Chugga]] X [[{{Pokemon}} Jynx]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhhY8nNVVAo And so do several [=DeviantArt=] artists...]]
** And in Western Land, Chugga retaliates by shipping Jon with ''Wario''. Add in the [[ScrewYourself NintendoCapriSun X NintendoCapriSun]] joke from Brawl, and all three guys have taken part in this.
* CutenessProximity: At one point, Jon's cat wanders in while they're recording. Jon is immediately distracted, and starts making kissy-noises at her.
--> "Kitty! Do you want to be on the Internet? <3 I hear the Internet loves kitties~!"
* DarkhorseVictory: In Pirate Land, Chugga wants the computer player to get one of these.
* FlatWhat: Jon's response to Chuggaa after the latter sang along with the title screen music.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: This game was referenced in one of Tim's vlogs before he removed the bit that referenced it.
* ForWantOfANail: In Mystery Land, if the AI didn't land on the Battle Space on the final turn, then [[spoiler: Tim would've been the one to win the board because he had won both the Minigame ''and'' Coin star while Jon just got the Happening Star. But since the AI did just that, Jon won all three stars, and Tim won nothing.]]
* HopeSpot: Jon and Tim each get one on Pirate Land. Jon was worried that Chugga would use Boo to steal his Star on the last turn if Chugga rolls a high roll, which would give him the board. Chugga didn't make it, to Jon's relief. [[spoiler:And then Chugga found a Hidden Block, which gave him both the star and the game anyways! Chugga even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded it.]]]] Meanwhile, a star appeared just a few spaces in front of Tim. Said star would [[ThrowTheDogABone get him out of 4th place.]] He had over 100 coins, and had two turns, and 5 spaces to get that star! [[spoiler:[[YankTheDogsChain He didn't make it!]]]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Computer-controlled Wario, when he has an opportunity to fire torpedos from Jon's submarine. "Doh, I missed" is an understatement here.
* KickTheDog: A small example. After Jon got a star, the next star space appeared right on the space where Tim was, meaning Tim had no chance to get that and he would have had to make an entire trek around the board if he wanted that star.
* LaughingMad: Jon becomes this throughout Mystery Land. With [[AwesomeMoments good]] [[BornLucky reason.]]
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: DiscussedTrope, Chugga mentions Okami, in which there are enemies called 'molesters' (which were mole-themed and supposed to be pronounced 'mole-sters'). [[DidNotDoTheResearch There's no 'E' in their name in-game, though, but it is a joke among fans of Okami]].
* TheLoad: Wario often never helps much in 2-vs-2 minigames.
* MagnificentBastard: Jon in Mystery Land. He got many of his stars [[spoiler: [[BornLucky from hidden blocks]] ]] and only got one Star from actually buying it.
* RecycledInSpace: SPACE Land. The first episode alone is filled to the brim with Jon putting the word SPACE in front of everything.
* RunningGag: Nearly every time it's time for a Battle Mini Game, the Guys end up playing [[LuckBasedMission "A Day At the Races"]].
* SpacePirates: In Pirate Land, the characters all wear pirate costumes -- then when Jon gets the Magic Lamp, the Mushroom Genie flies him into space and down again to reach Toad, leading Jon to namecheck this trope.
* SpaceX: Jon has his fun with this on the space board.
* SpitTake: Implied when Chugga starts doing his [[CloneHigh Kennedy]] impression, and [[ThatCameOutWrong makes a few poor word choices.]] Jon chokes and then complains, "Right when I started drinking!"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Chuggaa ''says'' he doesn't keep a list somewhere of every game where Wario says "Doh, I missed". Jon's not so sure.
* ThatCameOutWrong: During the last Minigame of Space Land, Toad Bandstand, Tim starts to 'scat' to the music, resulting in Emile saying "I love Tim's scat."
* TemptingFate: Jon's using this to the point of ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy weaponizing]]'' it.
* TookALevelInBadass: NCS plays way more competently than he did in Mario Party. However, he still rolls ridiculously low numbers, which is made more ridiculous since he failed to get an easy to reach Star.
** This is even more pronounced in Western Land, where NCS managed to [[CrowningMomentofAwesome beat the other three]] players in a Crane Game, thus preventing Jon from getting a star on the next turn. For the uninitiated, Crane Game is a game where you have to pick someone up from a crane and mash A as fast as you can to drop them down a pipe. Even with a hard CPU, who can mash the buttons faster than an N64 controller could register, and Jon, who's clearly shown his button mashing prowess in the previous Crane Games.
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[[folder: Multi-Player Filler]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Jon starts to think this of Chugga when his constant cries of "SUCK IT!" take an even more awkward turn:
--> '''Chugga''': ''*about to ram into Jon with his kart and defeat him* "SUCK IT!" *misses* "AGH! Dang it! I almost made him suck-" *dissolves into laughter*''
--> '''Jon''': ''"Would you stop saying 'suck'?!"''
--> '''Chugga''': ''"I didn't mean to say it..."''
--> '''Jon''': ''"I'm ''really'' starting to wonder what your sexual preference is!"''
* AnnouncerChatter: During the one-on-one fights, the third Guy commentates.
* ApologeticAttacker: Jon apologises to Tim when he stops joking around and [[LetsGetDangerous gets serious]].
* CallBack: To Mario Party, when Jon yells "GET OFF MY PLANE!"
** Quite a few in the Mario Kart 64 video. Among them were "I'm witnessing something", "Press L to P", and their "thing" conversation.
* CurbStompBattle: Chuggaa vs. Tim. To Jon and Chuggaa's surprise, this is [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subverted]] when Tim is able to hold his own against Jon for a while.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Several instances of the Guys attributing ''Brawl'' mechanics to the original VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, such as forgetting that air-dodging didn't exist yet and that Yoshi's egg toss did not propel it upward.
** Jon has to learn to use a Wii Classic Controller while playing the final match.
* [[spoiler:DarkhorseVictory: Tim absolutely curbstomping Jon and Chuggaa in ''Mario Kart'', including on Rainbow Road.]]
* IncrediblyLongNote: "Lets get ready to RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE"
** In other words, Tim.
* MadLibsCatchphrase: FALCON ________!
* NoodleIncident: A weird one occurs in Super Smash Bros. during the Chuggaa/Jon battle with Tim as announcer.
-->'''Tim:''' That reminds me of a comment I left on a video.
-->'''Jon:''' [[NoJustNoReaction No, just no]].
-->*Chugga starts laughing*
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Apparently, the original take of Mario Kart 64 had Jon winning ''every battle.'' Even for him, that is impressive. That recording was lost and we never got to see it.
** Another offscreen moment that may also double as a moment of funny is when Tim was so excited he yelled "YES!" so loud it [[{{NoIndoorVoice}} reached Chugga levels.]] Considering who he [[{{TheQuietOne}} usually is]], this is pretty cool. Fortunately, they managed to recover at least that audio portion and play it for us. [[spoiler:He then later does a slightly quieter one when he wins on Rainbow Road.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Jon uses "Valentine's Day" Falcon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Thrown Controllers (PAX Panel)]]
* AntiClimax: The final game is a round of Pong that is announced in an epic manner, complete with "the Final Countdown" playing in the background, getting the audience excited...but then it takes forever to set up due to computer issues and ends in less than a minute once it starts.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Tim gives us this gem after a ThatCameOutWrong moment:
--> '''Tim''': Yeah, I'm pretty well known for that. ({{beat}}) Anyone want a quarter? (throws a quarter into the audience)
* AudienceParticipation
* ContinuityNod: The name of the panel, ''Thrown Controllers'', could be a CallBack to when Jon got pissed at Tim in ''Subspace Emissary'''s bonus episode and threw his controller.
** There are a few references to the Guys' videos, as expected.
* CurbStompBattle: The Brawl 3-on-1 match between a Pikachu-player and three audience members playing as Ness, Lucas, and Kirby. Three guesses as to how that ended, and the first two don't count.
** The final, deciding game of Pong was also this in Team [[spoiler: Mario]]'s favour.
* TheCameo: {{Slowbeef}} showed up near the end of the video and Diabetus was heard in the background. {{Medibot}} also showed up but he passed himself off as Oyster (another SA [=LPer=]). Ironically, they (except Medibot) were actually there to {{Retsupurae}} them.
* FinaglesLaw: The panel started about twenty minutes late due to technical problems, and when it finally did work the program could not be fullscreened and ran slowly. When they had to skip to the end of the event due to this lost time, [[ItGotWorse Jon's computer crashed as everyone got pumped up for the final challenge and the entire thing had to be restarted in front of 700 people.]] This led to the aforementioned AntiClimax.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A vocal one rather than a visual one; a couple of times, when Jon stops the counter to allow the player to move, you can hear someone in the audience call out the number like the Count from SesameStreet if you listen closely:
--> '''Person''': Two! Two spaces! Ah hah hah!
** Someone also recites the Konami code.
* HeyItsThatGuy: A minor example; he doesn't introduce himself or say a whole lot, but you can see JoshJepson helping out during the panel.
* IncrediblyLamePun: As expected.
--> *the game for a team versus battle turns out to be ShaqFu, both players are Shaq*
-->'''Chugga''': The stakes are high, whoever loses goes home to their...''[[IncrediblyLamePun shack]]''!
-->[[CollectiveGroan *the audience groans*]]
-->'''Jon''': Get off the stage!
* OutOfFocus: Chugga and Tim don't say much aside from the odd comment, with Jon taking over as the main announcer.
* TakeThat: Chugga's hatred of a certain Sonic game doesn't seem to stop in his let's plays:
--> '''Jon''': (referring to Sonic's slow walking in a game they're doing) 'Cause Sonic runs that fast all the time.
--> '''Chugga''': It's Sonic Next Gen.
[[/folder]]

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-->''[[RunningGag Bye]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere guys!]]''
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** Comparing the look of the Propeller Shroom suit to a jogging suit, and when all four of them have it equipped, saying how they're going to go jogging.
16th Apr '12 12:48:58 PM Kett
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* ForWantOfANail: If the AI didn't land on the Battle Space on the final turn, then [[spoiler: Tim would've been the one to win the board because he had won both the Minigame ''and'' Coin star while Jon just got the Happening Star. But since the AI did just that, Jon won all three stars, and Tim won nothing.]]

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* ForWantOfANail: If In Mystery Land, if the AI didn't land on the Battle Space on the final turn, then [[spoiler: Tim would've been the one to win the board because he had won both the Minigame ''and'' Coin star while Jon just got the Happening Star. But since the AI did just that, Jon won all three stars, and Tim won nothing.]]
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**Someone also recites the Konami code.
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* MagnificentBastard: Jon in Mystery Land. He got many of his stars [[spoiler: [[BornLucky from hidden blocks]] ]], only got one Star from actually buying it, and, [[InSpiteOfANail because of the battle minigame on the last turn]], he got two bonus stars Tim would have gotten (which would have made Tim the winner). [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Goddamn.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Jon in Mystery Land. He got many of his stars [[spoiler: [[BornLucky from hidden blocks]] ]], ]] and only got one Star from actually buying it, and, [[InSpiteOfANail because of the battle minigame on the last turn]], he got two bonus stars Tim would have gotten (which would have made Tim the winner). [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Goddamn.]]it.
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* MagnificentBastard: Jon in Mystery Land. He got many of his stars [[spoiler: [[BornLucky from hidden blocks]] ]], only got one Star from actually buying it, and, [[InSpiteOfANail because of the battle minigame on the last turn]], he got two bonus stars Tim would have gotten (which would have made Tim the winner). [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Goddamn.]]
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* LaughingMad: Jon becomes this throughout Mystery Land. [[BeyondTheImpossible With]] [[AwesomeMoments good]] [[BornLucky reason.]]

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* LaughingMad: Jon becomes this throughout Mystery Land. [[BeyondTheImpossible With]] With [[AwesomeMoments good]] [[BornLucky reason.]]
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* LaughingMad: Jon becomes this throughout Mystery Land. [[BeyondTheImpossible With]] [[AwesomeMoments good]] [[BornLucky reason.]]
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** In Yoshi's Island:
-->'''Jon:''' ''(gets a Mushroom Block)'' Oh, this could be good...
-->'''Tim:''' Or it could be bad!
-->'''Jon:''' ''(rolls a Poison Mushroom)'' GAAAAAAAME!
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