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->''"[=TheStrawhatNO!=]: A first for everything!"''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStrawhatNO TheStrawhatNO!]]'' is the {{Lets Play}}/{{WebVideo/Retsupurae}} channel for Tropers/ThornBrain, Mugiwara Yoshi, and [=BigTUnit1=], the writers of SgtFrogAbridged and JettersAbridged.

Thorn, and later Yoshi, originally did Let's Plays on Website/YouTube with former colleague [=DragonFatman=] on his [=LP=] channel [[OldShame FATLPs]]. The two split from Fatman on April 12, 2010 and started [=TheStrawhatNO=] on April 13. They dabbled in Retsupurae for a while, sporadically recording Let's Plays after the first month ([[AbortedArc pretty much all of which are now canceled]]). They made the jump to Website/SomethingAwful in May 2011 with ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', bringing Travis into the mix, and the trio have been steadily building notoriety through their informative, yet [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], sarcastic, and [[CloudCuckoolander mildly insane]] commentary. The channel was made a [=YouTube=] partner on January 7, 2013.

[=ThornBrain=] is currently playing ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', hosting a LetsPlay ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' megathread, and will soon be playing ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''. Travis is also heading his own LP of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.

!!!Let's Plays by the group:
* ''{{Pikmin}}'' - ([[http://blip.tv/rss/bookmarks/208278 Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Hero/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Jetters/ Completed]])
* ''[[Franchise/JamesBond 007: Agent Under Fire]]'' (GCN) - ([[http://lparchive.org/007-Agent-Under-Fire/ Completed]])
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' (Wii) - ([[http://lparchive.org/Legend-of-Zelda-Twilight-Princess-(by-ThornBrain)/ Completed]])
* ''{{Pikmin}} 2'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Pikmin-2/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Generation/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' Megathread - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3513149 Active]])
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3514059 In-progress]])
* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3543401 In-progress]])

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!!This group provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative: Especially near the end of a Bomberman game.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In Part 4 of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', Travis makes a [[FollowYourNose Toucan Sam reference]] that is [[SoBadItsGood so lame, Yoshi can't help but laugh]].
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** Yoshi is the player instead of Thorn during both the ''Pikmin'' [=LPs.=]
** Travis is the player for ''Shadow of the Colossus''.
* ADegreeInUseless: Travis' view of Philosophy.
* {{Adorkable}}: Travis calls White Pikmin this verbatim during their introduction scene.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Laser Rain
** A Good Name for an Album: "Tower of Laser Spikes", "Helicopter Brain TV"
** In Twilight Princess, they all agree that "Killed the ghost of an eagle" would make a great song title.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: A common in-universe comedic tool:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Bomberman]] - Superhero, or DeadpanSnarker PunchClockHero with murderous tendencies?
*** By extension, all of the Jetters are monsters for attacking every Hige they see, even the ones who [[VillainsOutShopping are just hanging around]].
** Pibot - An incompetent robot guarding a princess, or an insane, sociopathic rapist?
--->'''Thorn''': "You came for me my love."
--->'''Travis''': "Let's fly away on a white stallion."
--->'''Thorn''': "Well, it's not white anymore. It's kind of gray. I mean I crashed your ship."
--->'''Travis''': "Allow me to hold you in my silver, human-killing arms."
** Princess Millian - Princess, or [[ItMakesSenseInContext seal]]?
** In ''Bomberman Jetters'', Max is depressed and Shout isn't even paying attention to the player's actions.
** Malo from ''Twilight Princess'' has telekinetic powers, Colin is hated by his parents, Purlo wants to steal Link's virginity, Falbi wants Link to molest ''him'', and Yeto the yeti likes shoving people for giving him soup ingredients and is also very religious.
*** The Freezards in Snowpeak Ruins aren't blocking a spiral staircase; they're just really amazed by walls.
--->"''Every time I wake up, it just gets '''BETTER!!!'''''"
** ''Bomberman Generation'': The boss of Tako Desert is a Charabomb Merge GoneHorriblyWrong, and therefore wants to get rid of any future merges. Ein is also desperate for Bomberman's company.
** ''Skyward Sword'': Dumple (Link) is a crazy psychopath.
* AmbiguousGender:
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Hanch, Renaldo, and Luda]], to Travis. He splits the difference with Hanch and Renaldo and calls them both.
** Bomber Elite. Even though Thorn prefaces the fight with "This is a dude", none of the three can remember it.
-->'''Travis''' (as Bomberman): "I loved her..."
-->''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Thorn and Travis''': "''Him.''"
-->'''Thorn''': "I loved ''him''."
-->'''Travis''': "[[LampshadeHanging I'm kind of confused right now...]]"
* AnEconomyIsYou: Lampshaded in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the City in the Sky]].
* AnimateInanimateObject: A cupcake in ''Pikmin 2'' Day 10 seems to move on its own; there is no Dweevil underneath it, and the nearby Blowhog is too far way to be pushing it. Travis suggests that it's being [[DemonicPossession possessed by the almond on top of it]].
* AnyoneRememberPogs: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Because Travis sure doesn't]].
* ARareSentence:
** ''Twilight Princess'':
*** Travis (as a very playful Midna to Wolf Link): "Would you like a tickle on the booty-boot?" He later says he never said "booty-boot" before.
*** Redundant says this of Epee Em's "Hey, Hitler-head!" when talking about Ashei's hair, which looks like a toothbrush mustache on her forehead.
*** Travis when Fyer repairs the Sky Cannon: "Words I never thought I'd say: 'clown repair montage'".
** ''Bomberman Generation''
*** Thorn describes Constructor-X as "awesome but embarrassing". Redundant notes that more things should be described as such.
* ArtificialStupidity:
** The enemy [=AI=] [[GoodBadBugs bugs out]] for one guard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhkfGpKegU&t=12m14s Part 2 of Agent Under Fire]]. The resulting hysteria was a CrowningMomentOfFunny for the commentators just as much as it was for the viewers.
** And again in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HchXMf-eMX4&t=6m Part 4]], where six different enemies (from three different recordings) blindly fall off a platform to their deaths in the ocean below.
** Several enemies in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''. The robo-carp in particular swim directly into bombs if you place one between them and yourself.
** Thorn also takes advantage of enemies killing each other in ''Bomberman Generation'' any chance he gets.
* BerserkButton:
** Camcorder [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] and child [=LPers=]. The two are usually combined, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZP57NPcjUg hence these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAINff6LLk two videos]].
** For Thorn, [[StopHelpingMe being stopped mid-gameplay to be told something he already knows or something completely pointless]], (E.G. Professor Ein, Shout, Fi)
* BlackComedyRape:
** 90% of what Pibot says, aside from murdering the elderly and other bleak {{Non Sequitur}}s.
** Fighting the Mujoe statue miniboss in VideoGame/BombermanJetters:
-->'''Travis''': ''*cracking up*'' "I'ma gonna rape ya!!"
* BobFromAccounting: One of the Bulblins slaughtered by Hey Hey in ''Twilight Princess''. [[KickTheDog Other mooks were laughing at his death.]]
* BondOneLiner: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] briefly when commenting on an enemy's aim in ''Agent Under Fire''.
--> "That's kind of a Bond line, isn't it? 'There's no way I can miss!' 'But you ''can'' die.'"
* BraggingRightsReward: Discussed with the Doomsday Apparatus in ''{{Pikmin}} 2''.
* BrickJoke:
** ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'':
*** Thorn's opinion of the game is occasionally brought up as the [=LP=] goes on. He defends it heartily at the beginning, just about hates it when the game is finished.
*** [[BlatantLies Dragon Road has no dragons]], just flying knives. The next time flying knives are encountered, Travis insists that they are dragons.
*** Thorn suggests early in the [=LP=] that he and Travis should write lyrics for "Redial". When the song is requested by the Website/SomethingAwful thread for a montage video near the end of the [=LP=], they do exactly that.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
*** Thorn has some inexplicable trouble opening a chest in the Goron Mines. Much later in the LP when he goes back to get a heart piece, he also goes back to the chest and opens it properly.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'':
*** During the Lanayru Sand Sea, Thorn and Travis start talking about the to-be-Let's Played ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', namely how often Swaine dies in battle. Later when Thorn kills the Moldarach miniboss, Travis yells out Swaine's death cry.
* BrokenPedestal:
** During ''Skyward Sword'', Thorn talks about how he thinks the game is tedious and annoying in hindsight, after a first playthrough, but [[DownplayedTrope still a good game]].
** But not so mercifully applied to ''Bomberman Hero'' and ''Bomberman Jetters''. Let's Playing both games made Thorn go from liking them to hating them. He'd already assumed the same would happen with ''Bomberman Generation'' before he even started playing.
* BrownNote: Just the sound of Thorn's kazoo or Travis' tuba mouthpiece is enough to send the whole trio into hysterics. When Travis brings the latter out at the end of Day 5 in Pikmin 2:
-->'''Yoshi''': ''*While still laughing*'' "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny That was my favorite moment in the entire fucking Let's Play]]."
* CallBack: The team often callback to previous [=LPs=] or jokes:
** In an early episode of ''Twilight Princess'', Link is shirtless and Thorn says [[FemaleGaze "Lllllllladies."]] Final video, [[spoiler:Midna's true form appears]]. [[MaleGaze "Mmmmmmmmm- boys."]]
** In ''Skyward Sword'', Travis jokes that Yeto from ''Twilight Princess'' randomly appears and shoves Fi into his soup.
-->'''Travis (as Yeto)''': "It's ''better'' now!"
** During the ''Skyward Sword'' Sandship video, Travis calls back to [[VideoGame/BombermanGeneration Constructor-X]] using [[ManOfAThousandVoices perfect impressions of]] WebAnimation/HomestarRunner and Strong Bad.
** As recently as ''Shadow of the Colossus'', [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]] still finds his way into the discussion.
* CallingYourAttacks: Thorn and Yoshi note that the Grand Bomber can '''not''' do this with any accuracy or cohesion.
* CanadaEh: Or as Travis calls it, "Cananada Land", because it irritates his Canadian friends.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Every LP from before ''Bomberman Hero'' has been removed from [=TheStrawhatNo's=] YouTube channel or set to private/unlisted. Solidified when Thorn updated all of the LP playlists, and ''Bomberman Hero'' is listed as LP #1.
* CatchPhrase:
** "[=TheStrawhatNO!=]: A first for everything!": When they say or do something that may never have been said or done before in an LP, including "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Robot trampoline lovemaking]]", "[[Franchise/JamesBond AI guard aneurism]]", "[[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} fecal briefcase]]", "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess tickle on the booty-boot" and "clown repair montage]]".
** "[X], everybody!": Whenever they realize something particularly screwed up has happened, namely in ''Twilight Princess''. Can also be "[=TheStrawhatNO=], everybody!" when they've been saying even more ridiculous things than usual for the past few minutes.
* CloudCuckoolander:
** Everyone on the team. They do write SgtFrogAbridged and JettersAbridged, after all.
*** Travis gets special mention. The main reason Thorn invited him to co-commentate ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' is because of how quickly he comes up with ridiculous things to say.
--->"Did you forget how abstract I am?"
** Travis points out in ''Shadow of the Colossus'' how there is always at least one character in every Let's Play that they make insane or creepy. These include [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Agro]], [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]], [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} the President]], and every other NPC in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''.
* ClusterFBomb: The captions in the ''Bomberman Generation'' collection video when it gets to Eagle Bomber.
--->'''FUCK THIS FUCK IN THE FUCK WITH A BIG ICE FUCK'''
* ComedicSociopathy: The entire love letter sidequest in ''Skyward Sword'' is spent laughing at Cawlin's misfortune.
-->'''Thorn (As Dumple)''': "I'm gonna sit here and laugh at you! Ha! Ha-ha!"
-->'''Travis (Also as Dumple)''': "So tell me how you feel, 'cause I don't care!"
* CompanionCube: Everyone has their fun with "Jeremy", a statue in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Temple of Time]].
* ContinuityNod: Website/SomethingAwful members suggested names for Link and Epona in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' thread. Epona's winning name: [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]].
** Thorn also had the thread vote on Link's name for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. The winning name: [[{{Pikmin}} Dumple]].
* {{Corpsing}}: Thorn keeps making Yoshi laugh during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZP57NPcjUg Retsupurae Samus Sucks Gaiz]], where they mockingly pretend to be child camcorder [=LPers=].
* CountryMatters: Directed at [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Shout]] and [[VideoGame/BombermanGeneration Professor]] [[StopHelpingMe Ein]].
* CrackPairing: In-universe, Louie x Purple Pikmin, courtesy of Travis.
* {{Crossover}}: They did three Retsupuraes with [=RPer=] Jucaprost, one of which also included [=ProtagonistRP=].
* CreepyMonotone: Preferred method for voicing Pibot. Max's monotone isn't so much creepy as bored with life.
* CurbStompBattle:
** Yoshi flawlessly defeats any boss in ''Pikmin 2''. And to add insult to injury in the case of the Waterwraith, the recording didn't even have Yoshi activating it in earlier sublevels.
** Many of Thorn's Charabom battles in ''Bomberman Generation''. The fight with Beast Pommy was particularly jarring for Yoshi and guest Jello Apocalypse.
* CutenessProximity:
** The guys whenever they see a dog in ''Twilight Princess''.
-->'''Travis''': "Aww...Pet him with your mouth."
** UpToEleven with Jaggle's dog in Part 7.
*** And then immediately subverted:
--->'''Thorn''': "Let's cook him!" ''*Carries dog over to fireplace*''
--->'''Travis''': "'''Yeah!'''"
** Yeto's random "Burrrr" hums while he's cooking have this effect on Thorn, who giggles every time he hears them.
** Thorn is frustrated over something in ''Bomberman Generation'', until a happy chirp from Pommy Dragon cheers him up almost immediately.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone on the team. The game characters become this by proxy.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Thorn and Yoshi have their fun with this in ''Jetters'' after running into Flame Bomber.
* DeusSexMachina: As ''Agent Under Fire'' has shown us, having access codes will get you laid. And getting laid will warp you out of a prison cell.
* DisneyAcidSequence: You thought the MindScrew exposition scene in ''Twilight Princess'' was weird? [[http://youtu.be/y0LSC6xIpu8?t=21m36s This is what Thorn did to it]].
* DissonantSerenity: Bomberman's idle animation in ''Generation'' is him dancing in place. It makes for some very blatant dissonance after almost every boss fight, and the guys lampshade the hell out of it.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: In-Universe:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Nitros']] ineffectual disc hazard
-->'''Travis''': "I want him to be your new henchman along with the robot."
** The trio get a lot of mileage out of MAX in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'', and their portrayal of him made its way into JettersAbridged.
** The terrified-looking platypus enemy in World 5 of ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 93}}'', especially when it comes to figuring out ''why'' it's freaking out.
-->'''Redundant (as platypus)''': "[[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} He]] seems to be making sure he's wiping us all out before he moves on; this is regimented genocide!"
** [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Agro the horse]] is another favorite among the commentators. Though there aren't many other characters to compete with.
* EpicFail: The ending of ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' not only has such low graphical quality that the other Bomber characters are just jumping statues, but there are so many of them that the framerate drops.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The ''Pikmin 2'' LP goes out on one of these thanks to Thorn's silly, impromptu Casio outro.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Joking about the President of Hocotate Freights being fat.
-->'''Travis as the President''': I ate my dad, ho-ho!
-->'''Yoshi:''' That's... mortifying.
* FanNickname: Thorn let the Website/SomethingAwful thread suggest names for Link and Epona in ''Twilight Princess''. The trio decided on Hey Hey and [[CallBack Pibot]], respectively. They also named ''Skyward Sword'''s Link "[[{{Pikmin}} Dumple]]" and his Crimson Loftwing "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Hambagular]]".
* FantasticRacism: Thorn points out to Yoshi that the Jetters were willing to kill all the Hige, even the ones who aren't doing anything.
-->'''Yoshi:''' THE ENEMIES ARE HAVING FUN! NOT ON MY WATCH!
* FelonyMisdemeanor: As they described the Snitchbugs in ''Pikmin 2''.
-->'''Yoshi:''' Yeah, see? He snatches up your Pikmin, and then he buries them into the ground if you don't get him quick enough.
-->'''Thorn:''' He doesn't kill them he just throws them into the ground.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' [[DisproportionateRetribution And then you murder him; that seems equivalent.]]
-->''Everyone laughs''
-->'''Yoshi:''' Hey! He grabbed my flowers.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' How dare he plant in a place where I can easily pick.
-->'''Yoshi:''' That would take me like... maybe a half second. That's annoying.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' So for that you die.
* FilkSong: In the final bonus video for ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', Travis and Thorn parody the game's resident catchy tune, "Redial", by singing increasingly dark lyrics over it about the [[BrickJoke various jokes and]] [[RunningGag Running Gags]] they established throughout the LetsPlay.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: On Day 7 of ''Pikmin 2'', Yoshi says [[RunningGag "Travis, you're drunk, go home!"]] Then comes Day 9, where Thorn and Travis are drinking for the first 50-75% of the video.
* FridgeLogic: In-Universe, they point out odd placements for treasure in ''Pikmin 2'', such as measuring cups and false teeth in a shower room. In addition to the irony of more food treasures existing in the Submerged Castle than in the Glutton's Kitchen.
** Travis also questions why he's still bringing logic into the game, right as a kamikaze spider appears.
--->'''Yoshi''': "Why?! Look at the spider bomb! Look at the spider bomb!"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDFxVaf6lqo Randall]].
* GrandUnifyingGuesses: Travis starts a round of this, with everyone connecting Pibot with the Temple of Time and Pikmin.
* GodModeSue: Parodied in-universe with the Purple Pikmin. Not only are they {{Game Breaker}}s in ''Pikmin 2'', but now they can fire black holes, and control space and time. Not to mention finding seven cures for cancer. And causing five more.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Zig-zagged with Thorn. Considers himself a dog lover and is as subject to CutenessProximity as anyone else during the [=LPs=], but he is somewhat infamous for losing his temper to the dogs outside his house.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The three after beating a boss in ''Twilight Princess''.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Travis's interpretation of the Antenna Beetle in ''Pikmin 2''.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: They talk about how awesome Charaboms would be if all of them were part dragon. Indeed, the Charabom they all like the most is Pommy Dragon.
* LetsPlay: Their [=LPing=] style is a mixture of humourous, snarky post-commentary with gameplay completionism and examination.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Parodied. During ''Pikmin 2'', Yoshi keeps saying that he's waiting for Travis to do a Let's Play so he can mock him over everything, just as Travis has done for him.
* LightIsNotGood: When Light Spirit Faron appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' {Part 4, uncut version}, the trio play him as a "[[JustForPun squirrelpion]]" demon who wants to destroy the world. Luckily he's too lazy to do anything.
--->'''Yoshi''': "So you gonna do something? No?"
--->'''Travis''' (As Faron): "'''I'm comfy!'''"
* LogicBomb: Travis and Thorn trying to explain mummy ghosts in ''Bomberman 93'', let alone killing them.
-->'''Travis''': "I wonder if we can kill mummy ghosts. But wait, mummy ghosts are already dead- wait."
-->'''Thorn''': "We kill them ''again''."
-->'''Travis''': "They are dead dead undead."
-->'''Thorn''': "I've given them peace? Or [[IncrediblyLamePun made them into pieces]]? Or-"
-->'''Travis''': "You brought peace to their- you know, 'cause they died. [[MindScrew And they were prepared for death, and then they became undead, so then you killed them to prepare them for death death undead death]]."
* MadlibsCatchPhrase: Near the end of ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'', "[Noun] might be more effective!"
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Travis likes giving various enemies and characters voices, few of which actually sound alike.
* MindScrew: [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Baruda's]] first appearance was this for Travis.
--->"''What'' the '''''fuck?!'''''"
* MistakenForRacist: Invoked when Travis and Thorn talk to Gondo about repairing Scrapper, and everything they say as Dumple is a desperate attempt to not sound racist while saying something pretty clearly racist.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Non-music example. Uncut versions of ''Twilight Princess'' videos sometimes include [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]], which read out what Thorn thinks [[SpeakingSimlish Minda's gibberish]] could be saying. Travis also started doing this during the commentary.
-->"Good arm bread meat."
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]] also gets this treatment.
-->"You're sorta mass resource. Deployed with kindness sores."
* MotorMouth: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Iza]]
* {{MST}}: Their Let's Plays involve mockery just as much as their Retsupuraes. The jokes and remarks Travis makes in particular are very MST3K-ish.
* MrExposition: Thorn takes this role most often, even when it's Yoshi's LP.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: At the start of ''Skyward Sword'', Yoshi keeps pointing out how Skyloft's people have built their culture around falling and competing for cloth.
* PhysicalGod: After exploiting a glitch in ''Twilight Princess'' where Link can "kill" the Postman, he comes back (part of the glitch), and from then on he's mentioned as warping space and time and flying in any future chasms that Link crosses.
* PunchClockHero: Bomberman is played as this during ''Bomberman Hero''.
* PurpleIsPowerful:
** Essentially the point of the entire Pikmin 2 LP: Purple Pikmin destroy ''everything''.
** Thorn mentions this trope by name during the Morpheel fight in ''Twilight Princess''.
* RecursiveReality: In the uncut version of Part 4 of ''Twilight Princess'', the trio joke about this happening with Malo and Coro:
** For Malo, if you look into his hair, you see a black hole that reveals Hey Hey looking into Malo's head.
** For Coro, if he reaches into his afro, he pulls out his bird Trill. Then Trill reaches into his afro and pulls out Coro.
--->'''Travis''': "Until they both go, "''Wait a minute!''", and they both reach into their afros at the same time, and then they explode."
* WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: The channel's primary videos for the first year or so before Thorn and Yoshi returned to Let's Plays. As of 2012, they no longer do Retsupuraes, and many of them have been set to Unlisted or deleted. The links for all of the [=RPs=] [[http://themidnightfrogs.wikia.com/wiki/TheStrawhatNO!#Retsupuraes can be found on their site]].
** At one point they even Retsupurae two of former teammate Fatman's Retsupuraes. Most of the video comments involve the word "Film/{{Inception}}", naturally.
* RhymesOnADime: [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Dormin]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext In the voice of]] Wrestling/RandySavage.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Travis finds the little scorpions on ''Skyward Sword'' to be these.
* RunningGag:
** '''General'''
*** Everything in every game is frustrated. Even the ''player'' is frustrated.
*** "'''I look ridiculous!'''"
*** Whenever something cool happens, Travis shouts out "''A'''meri'''ca!''"
*** Every bad design choice (starting with ''Bomberman Hero'', then later every game Thorn and Yoshi play) was by a nerdy developer on a pizza high named Rick, and every {{troll}}ing moment made in a Nintendo game is direct result of Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.
*** Whenever Thorn or Travis suggest a good gameplay mechanic, Yoshi says, "Whoa whoa, let's save that for (next game in the series)."
** '''VideoGame/BombermanHero''':
*** Pibot saying increasingly ridiculous {{One Liner}}s and {{Non Sequitur}}s. Develops to the point where Pibot becomes a MemeticMolester who delights in the suffering of others.
--->"I found your destruction of the elderly hilarious."
*** The constant use of the song "Redial", which quickly gets on the commentators' nerves. Thorn and Travis even [[FilkSong write lyrics for it]] in one of the final videos.
*** "Realtor" also gets mocked frequently for sounding like a "gargling lizard".
*** "Bomber '''CHANGE'''!"
** '''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''':
*** The ridiculous voice acting. Max, Birdy, and Gangu are favorite mockery targets.
*** Shout's ridiculously useless or repetitive advice.
*** The Jetters, rather than being an intergalactic police force who wish to bring peace, are a bunch of [[JerkAss jerks]] who are doing this mission, not to save Planet Bomber, but to punish the Hige Hige Bandits for having fun.
** '''[[JamesBond Agent Under Fire]]''':
*** Every character's constant smug expression.
*** Bond Moves being handed out left and right, often for mandatory actions.
** '''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''':
*** Malo being the [[RealityWarper reality warping]] Telekinesis Baby.
*** Wolf Link constantly getting hit in his [[ItMakesSenseInContext broken leg]].
*** Colin actually being very skilled, but nobody gives him any respect, ''especially'' his parents.
---> '''Travis''' (as the Ordon Sword's description): "Made by the best swordsman in the village: Colin. But we don't tell him that."
**** Colin's obsession with Hey Hey's horse.
*** '''Monkey dancin' in the house!'''
*** The uncut version of several parts begin with a text-to-speech man talking about his chicken, Dennis, over footage of player-controlled Cuccos. [[MythologyGag They are based on an old]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9XsosWZAA two]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcb_p1pi730 part]] series of surreal videos by Thorn that he'd wanted to continue in some form. [[ShoutOut Some Cucco clips are also song lyrics]], such as [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys' "Hang On To Your Ego"]] and Music/CaptainSensible's version of [[Theatre/SouthPacific "Happy Talk"]].
*** The boss fights are all topped off with [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad puns]]. They even manage a brief one with Stallord, despite Travis and Thorn being proccupied with Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/GeorgeTakei [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext impressions]].
--->'''Travis''': "I've... got...toputmybonesbacktogether-"
*** Lizalfos are evolution's mistake.
** '''{{Pikmin}} 2''':
*** How will the Purple Pikmin break the game ''this'' week?
*** Fat jokes about the Hoctate Freights President.
*** Yoshi may not know what he's doing as he plays.
*** Travis taunting Yoshi.
*** "Travis, you're drunk! Go home!"
*** Nobody likes the Dumple.
** '''Skyward Sword''':
*** The effect having a hero named "Dumple" would have on everyone, including Dumple himself.
*** When Thorn is joined by Yoshi, Dumple is the [=LP's=] resident insane character. When he is joined by Travis, Fi becomes this.
*** Whenever Thorn finds a Monster Horn in a treasure chest, he sarcastically says "'Cause you know..." to emphasize the pointlessness of stashing one of them. Twice they appeared with so much frequency that he exasperatedly yelled out "''Why?!''"
** '''Other''':
*** People just ''keep'' LP'ing VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite before release date. And each one they find is even worse than the last.
* ScapegoatCreator: Parodied in-universe. All of the bad level design decisions in ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', and nearly every game after, were by a nerd on a pizza high named Rick.
* SceneryPorn[=/=]ThatOneLevel: Yoshi's feelings for [[{{Pikmin}} the Wistful Wild]].
* TheScrappy: In-Universe:
** [[{{Pikmin}} The Dumple]]. '''Nobody''' likes the Dumple.
** [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Shout]]. Thorn introduces her by comparing her to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], and Shout ''[[StopHelpingMe loses]]''.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]] gets introduced the exact same way, and Yoshi agrees.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Most games are [[OneHundredPercentCompletion completed 100%]]. The ''Bomberman Hero'' [=LP=] also had the [[MinimalistRun Minimum-Point]] SpeedRun.
* SequelHook: The ''Twilight Princess'' LP ends with one that alludes to the ''Skyward Sword'' LP.
* ShoutOut:
** In Planet 4, Area 3 of ''Bomberman Hero'', Travis and Thorn reference ''Film/TheShining'' and ''PlanetOfTheApes''.
** Thorn and Travis are both music buffs and have sang/namechecked NickCave, The Proclaimers, Music/{{Motorhead}}, and a ''lot'' more during various [=LPs=].
** Link drinks milk in ''Twilight Princess'': [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy "Milk was a bad choice."]]
** During ''Bomberman Hero'', Travis says, "[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Socrates vs. Mashy Spike Pit]]". Not the exact quote from the source, but the influence is clear.
** In ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'', the boss of Bigbu Cavity, a giant... squid-like thing with a BrainInAJar, is referred to by Galeboomer as [[EvilConCarne Hector Con Calamari]].
** Thorn and Travis are also fans of ''[[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear Solid]]'' and will often reference the games despite having never [=LPed=] them.
* SophisticatedAsHell: [[DiscussedTrope Travis and Thorn's assessment]] of the signature [=TheStrawhatNO=] sense of humor boils down to this trope, after the two alternate (almost immediately) from [=DaVinci=] helicopter jokes to cocaine jokes in ''Shadow of the Colossus''.
-->'''Thorn''': "We're like the dynamic range of an orchestra: we go all the way up and all the way down."
-->'''Travis''': We can somehow fit into one sentence 'Pavlov's conditioning, motherfucker', and it somehow works."
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Travis jokes that a dice-like enemy in [=P2A2=] of ''Bomberman Hero'' has the aspirations to one day roll a 6, and when it does, it thinks, "...Well now what?"
* {{Squee}}: Thorn lets one out after gaining control of a statue in the Temple of Time in ''Twilight Princess''.
* TheStoner: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Coro]].
* StraightManAndWiseGuy / RedOniBlueOni: Yoshi and Thorn, depending on who is running the [=LP=]. Travis qualifies as a Red Oni when paired with Thorn, Green Oni when with both.
* StylisticSuck: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAINff6LLk This older mockery of child camcorder LPers]].
* TakeAThirdOption: When the viewers in the Website/SomethingAwful thread request "Redial" for a montage, instead of just including the song or using a different one, Thorn and Travis [[WithLyrics write lyrics for it]] recapping the LetsPlay.
* TakeThat:
** Thorn's opinion of the ''Bomberman Hero'' soundtrack:
--->"It makes Drum 'N' Bass listenable."
** Day 7 of ''Pikmin 2'':
--->'''Travis''': He took away your maturity, you find Carlos Mencia funny now!
** During a discussion on Psychology during the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Arbiter's Grounds]]:
--->'''Travis''': Fuck Philosophy, by the way. I'm sorry, but if you have a Philosophy degree, then ''fuck you''. [[ADegreeInUseless They call it the father of all sciences, but it doesn't answer a single goddamned question!]] You know what the answer to everything is? "Maybe!"
* ThatCameOutWrong: Thorn mentions sneaking behind one of the ninja mooks and attacking in ''Bomberman Jetters'', with interesting wording. Then he lampshades it.
* TheNoseKnows: Travis jokes that this is how [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Trill finds Link]] in the Forest Temple before Trill [[ItMakesSenseInContext mugs him]].
* TensionCuttingLaughter: Epee Em's reaction to Ghirahim in ''Skyward Sword''.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Thorn gets the Ball and Chain in ''Twilight Princess'', he starts using it (and Bomb Arrows) on bats.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Word-for-word, one of Thorn's first comments when they enter HIGE Central in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Thorn gushes over Dr Pepper in Day 3 of ''{{Pikmin}} 2''.
* {{Troll}}:
** The Burrowing Snagret in the Valley of Repose, dropping an Ultra Bitter Spray just outside of where Yoshi/Olimar would be able to reach.
** Thorn: A person in the ''Twilight Princess'' thread requested that he do a live commentary version of the Cave of Ordeals so that they could hear his frustrated reactions as they happen. Thorn does exactly that...and proceeds to speedrun the cave using a debug glitch that was accidentally left in the game.
* ToiletHumor: With the hand in the toilet in ''Skyward Sword''.
-->'''Thorn''': "'Don't ask what I need the paper for.' Is it for ''this?!''" ''*Sits on toilet*'' "Haha!"
-->'''Travis''': "Congratulations. You love a shit monster."
* TooDumbToLive: When Thorn plays a Bomberman game, he isn't as likely to be hurt by an enemy so much as by his own bombs.
* {{Tsundere}}: Their ubiquity in Japanese-made media is lampshaded during ''Skyward Sword''.
-->'''Peatrice:''' "It's not like I like you or anything."
-->'''Thorn:''' "Do girls in Japan just say that ''all the time''?"
* UnEvilLaugh:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Bagular's]] very bored-sounding "Ehhh-heh-heh-heh..."
** [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Thunder Bomber's]] unnatural "Ha-''ha-'''haaaah'''''!"
* UnusualEuphemism:
** In ''Twilight Princess'', after finishing the Snowpeak Ruins and joking that the Yetis start "having fun":
-->'''Yoshi''': "Let's just say they're making soup..."
-->'''Travis''' ''(as Yeto)'': "I'll add the cheese!"
-->'''Thorn''': "And Yeta has the pumpkin."
** In the same LP, "[[{{Mondegreen}} Good arm bread meat]]" becomes slang for a sarcastic "Way to go" when Hey Hey does something screwed up, like beating up Yeta.
* ValleyGirl: Travis turns the female monkey into this in ''Twilight Princess''.
-->"Oh my ''god'', where's my iPhone?!''
* ValuesDissonance: In-universe and of the monetary value kind- The guys keep noticing that the universe of ''Pikmin 2'' seems to value bottle caps more than diamonds.
* WeHaveReserves: Yoshi's word on Red and Blue Pikmin, especially in comparison to [[RunningGag Purples]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Parodied in-universe on Day 11 of ''Pikmin 2''.
-->'''Yoshi:''' [=TheStrawhatNO=] [[BlatantLies is for kids]]. We've been making rounds on Creator/NickJr
* WithLyrics: As mentioned earlier, Thorn and Travis' "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Redial]] [[http://www.mediafire.com/?b5rgxb6aoivg16w Redial'd]]".
* YouMonster: Thorn's opinion of the heads of the [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Hige Hige Bandits]]:
--->"These guys right here (the Hige Higes) have 50x more personality than all of the Jetters combined, and 100x more charm... These guys have been placed on a planet that, let's remember, is flying to another planet to destroy it. The entire Hige Hige fleet is on this planet '''to die'''! ... Mujoe and Mechadoc are the biggest assholes."
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Thorn, Yoshi, and [=JelloApocalypse=] joke that Professor Ein is actually fourteen, even though he looks like an old man.
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''"Allow me to hold you in my silver, human-killing arms."''

to:

->''"[=TheStrawhatNO!=]: A first for everything!"''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStrawhatNO TheStrawhatNO!]]'' is the {{Lets Play}}/{{WebVideo/Retsupurae}} channel for Tropers/ThornBrain, Mugiwara Yoshi, and [=BigTUnit1=], the writers of SgtFrogAbridged and JettersAbridged.

Thorn, and later Yoshi, originally did Let's Plays on Website/YouTube with former colleague [=DragonFatman=] on his [=LP=] channel [[OldShame FATLPs]]. The two split from Fatman on April 12, 2010 and started [=TheStrawhatNO=] on April 13. They dabbled in Retsupurae for a while, sporadically recording Let's Plays after the first month ([[AbortedArc pretty much all of which are now canceled]]). They made the jump to Website/SomethingAwful in May 2011 with ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', bringing Travis into the mix, and the trio have been steadily building notoriety through their informative, yet [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], sarcastic, and [[CloudCuckoolander mildly insane]] commentary. The channel was made a [=YouTube=] partner on January 7, 2013.

[=ThornBrain=] is currently playing ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', hosting a LetsPlay ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' megathread, and will soon be playing ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''. Travis is also heading his own LP of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.

!!!Let's Plays by the group:
* ''{{Pikmin}}'' - ([[http://blip.tv/rss/bookmarks/208278 Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Hero/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Jetters/ Completed]])
* ''[[Franchise/JamesBond 007: Agent Under Fire]]'' (GCN) - ([[http://lparchive.org/007-Agent-Under-Fire/ Completed]])
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' (Wii) - ([[http://lparchive.org/Legend-of-Zelda-Twilight-Princess-(by-ThornBrain)/ Completed]])
* ''{{Pikmin}} 2'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Pikmin-2/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'' - ([[http://lparchive.org/Bomberman-Generation/ Completed]])
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' Megathread - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3513149 Active]])
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3514059 In-progress]])
* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' - ([[http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3543401 In-progress]])

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!!This group provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative: Especially near the end of a Bomberman game.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In Part 4 of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', Travis makes a [[FollowYourNose Toucan Sam reference]] that is [[SoBadItsGood so lame, Yoshi can't help but laugh]].
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** Yoshi is the player instead of Thorn during both the ''Pikmin'' [=LPs.=]
** Travis is the player for ''Shadow of the Colossus''.
* ADegreeInUseless: Travis' view of Philosophy.
* {{Adorkable}}: Travis calls White Pikmin this verbatim during their introduction scene.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Laser Rain
** A Good Name for an Album: "Tower of Laser Spikes", "Helicopter Brain TV"
** In Twilight Princess, they all agree that "Killed the ghost of an eagle" would make a great song title.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: A common in-universe comedic tool:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Bomberman]] - Superhero, or DeadpanSnarker PunchClockHero with murderous tendencies?
*** By extension, all of the Jetters are monsters for attacking every Hige they see, even the ones who [[VillainsOutShopping are just hanging around]].
** Pibot - An incompetent robot guarding a princess, or an insane, sociopathic rapist?
--->'''Thorn''': "You came for me my love."
--->'''Travis''': "Let's fly away on a white stallion."
--->'''Thorn''': "Well, it's not white anymore. It's kind of gray. I mean I crashed your ship."
--->'''Travis''': "Allow me to hold you in my silver, human-killing arms."
** Princess Millian - Princess, or [[ItMakesSenseInContext seal]]?
** In ''Bomberman Jetters'', Max is depressed and Shout isn't even paying attention to the player's actions.
** Malo from ''Twilight Princess'' has telekinetic powers, Colin is hated by his parents, Purlo wants to steal Link's virginity, Falbi wants Link to molest ''him'', and Yeto the yeti likes shoving people for giving him soup ingredients and is also very religious.
*** The Freezards in Snowpeak Ruins aren't blocking a spiral staircase; they're just really amazed by walls.
--->"''Every time I wake up, it just gets '''BETTER!!!'''''"
** ''Bomberman Generation'': The boss of Tako Desert is a Charabomb Merge GoneHorriblyWrong, and therefore wants to get rid of any future merges. Ein is also desperate for Bomberman's company.
** ''Skyward Sword'': Dumple (Link) is a crazy psychopath.
* AmbiguousGender:
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Hanch, Renaldo, and Luda]], to Travis. He splits the difference with Hanch and Renaldo and calls them both.
** Bomber Elite. Even though Thorn prefaces the fight with "This is a dude", none of the three can remember it.
-->'''Travis''' (as Bomberman): "I loved her..."
-->''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Thorn and Travis''': "''Him.''"
-->'''Thorn''': "I loved ''him''."
-->'''Travis''': "[[LampshadeHanging I'm kind of confused right now...]]"
* AnEconomyIsYou: Lampshaded in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the City in the Sky]].
* AnimateInanimateObject: A cupcake in ''Pikmin 2'' Day 10 seems to move on its own; there is no Dweevil underneath it, and the nearby Blowhog is too far way to be pushing it. Travis suggests that it's being [[DemonicPossession possessed by the almond on top of it]].
* AnyoneRememberPogs: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Because Travis sure doesn't]].
* ARareSentence:
** ''Twilight Princess'':
*** Travis (as a very playful Midna to Wolf Link): "Would you like a tickle on the booty-boot?" He later says he never said "booty-boot" before.
*** Redundant says this of Epee Em's "Hey, Hitler-head!" when talking about Ashei's hair, which looks like a toothbrush mustache on her forehead.
*** Travis when Fyer repairs the Sky Cannon: "Words I never thought I'd say: 'clown repair montage'".
** ''Bomberman Generation''
*** Thorn describes Constructor-X as "awesome but embarrassing". Redundant notes that more things should be described as such.
* ArtificialStupidity:
** The enemy [=AI=] [[GoodBadBugs bugs out]] for one guard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhkfGpKegU&t=12m14s Part 2 of Agent Under Fire]]. The resulting hysteria was a CrowningMomentOfFunny for the commentators just as much as it was for the viewers.
** And again in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HchXMf-eMX4&t=6m Part 4]], where six different enemies (from three different recordings) blindly fall off a platform to their deaths in the ocean below.
** Several enemies in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''. The robo-carp in particular swim directly into bombs if you place one between them and yourself.
** Thorn also takes advantage of enemies killing each other in ''Bomberman Generation'' any chance he gets.
* BerserkButton:
** Camcorder [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] and child [=LPers=]. The two are usually combined, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZP57NPcjUg hence these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAINff6LLk two videos]].
** For Thorn, [[StopHelpingMe being stopped mid-gameplay to be told something he already knows or something completely pointless]], (E.G. Professor Ein, Shout, Fi)
* BlackComedyRape:
** 90% of what Pibot says, aside from murdering the elderly and other bleak {{Non Sequitur}}s.
** Fighting the Mujoe statue miniboss in VideoGame/BombermanJetters:
-->'''Travis''': ''*cracking up*'' "I'ma gonna rape ya!!"
* BobFromAccounting: One of the Bulblins slaughtered by Hey Hey in ''Twilight Princess''. [[KickTheDog Other mooks were laughing at his death.]]
* BondOneLiner: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] briefly when commenting on an enemy's aim in ''Agent Under Fire''.
--> "That's kind of a Bond line, isn't it? 'There's no way I can miss!' 'But you ''can'' die.'"
* BraggingRightsReward: Discussed with the Doomsday Apparatus in ''{{Pikmin}} 2''.
* BrickJoke:
** ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'':
*** Thorn's opinion of the game is occasionally brought up as the [=LP=] goes on. He defends it heartily at the beginning, just about hates it when the game is finished.
*** [[BlatantLies Dragon Road has no dragons]], just flying knives. The next time flying knives are encountered, Travis insists that they are dragons.
*** Thorn suggests early in the [=LP=] that he and Travis should write lyrics for "Redial". When the song is requested by the Website/SomethingAwful thread for a montage video near the end of the [=LP=], they do exactly that.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
*** Thorn has some inexplicable trouble opening a chest in the Goron Mines. Much later in the LP when he goes back to get a heart piece, he also goes back to the chest and opens it properly.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'':
*** During the Lanayru Sand Sea, Thorn and Travis start talking about the to-be-Let's Played ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', namely how often Swaine dies in battle. Later when Thorn kills the Moldarach miniboss, Travis yells out Swaine's death cry.
* BrokenPedestal:
** During ''Skyward Sword'', Thorn talks about how he thinks the game is tedious and annoying in hindsight, after a first playthrough, but [[DownplayedTrope still a good game]].
** But not so mercifully applied to ''Bomberman Hero'' and ''Bomberman Jetters''. Let's Playing both games made Thorn go from liking them to hating them. He'd already assumed the same would happen with ''Bomberman Generation'' before he even started playing.
* BrownNote: Just the sound of Thorn's kazoo or Travis' tuba mouthpiece is enough to send the whole trio into hysterics. When Travis brings the latter out at the end of Day 5 in Pikmin 2:
-->'''Yoshi''': ''*While still laughing*'' "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny That was my favorite moment in the entire fucking Let's Play]]."
* CallBack: The team often callback to previous [=LPs=] or jokes:
** In an early episode of ''Twilight Princess'', Link is shirtless and Thorn says [[FemaleGaze "Lllllllladies."]] Final video, [[spoiler:Midna's true form appears]]. [[MaleGaze "Mmmmmmmmm- boys."]]
** In ''Skyward Sword'', Travis jokes that Yeto from ''Twilight Princess'' randomly appears and shoves Fi into his soup.
-->'''Travis (as Yeto)''': "It's ''better'' now!"
** During the ''Skyward Sword'' Sandship video, Travis calls back to [[VideoGame/BombermanGeneration Constructor-X]] using [[ManOfAThousandVoices perfect impressions of]] WebAnimation/HomestarRunner and Strong Bad.
** As recently as ''Shadow of the Colossus'', [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]] still finds his way into the discussion.
* CallingYourAttacks: Thorn and Yoshi note that the Grand Bomber can '''not''' do this with any accuracy or cohesion.
* CanadaEh: Or as Travis calls it, "Cananada Land", because it irritates his Canadian friends.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Every LP from before ''Bomberman Hero'' has been removed from [=TheStrawhatNo's=] YouTube channel or set to private/unlisted. Solidified when Thorn updated all of the LP playlists, and ''Bomberman Hero'' is listed as LP #1.
* CatchPhrase:
** "[=TheStrawhatNO!=]: A first for everything!": When they say or do something that may never have been said or done before in an LP, including "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Robot trampoline lovemaking]]", "[[Franchise/JamesBond AI guard aneurism]]", "[[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} fecal briefcase]]", "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess tickle on the booty-boot" and "clown repair montage]]".
** "[X], everybody!": Whenever they realize something particularly screwed up has happened, namely in ''Twilight Princess''. Can also be "[=TheStrawhatNO=], everybody!" when they've been saying even more ridiculous things than usual for the past few minutes.
* CloudCuckoolander:
** Everyone on the team. They do write SgtFrogAbridged and JettersAbridged, after all.
*** Travis gets special mention. The main reason Thorn invited him to co-commentate ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' is because of how quickly he comes up with ridiculous things to say.
--->"Did you forget how abstract I am?"
** Travis points out in ''Shadow of the Colossus'' how there is always at least one character in every Let's Play that they make insane or creepy. These include [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Agro]], [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]], [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} the President]], and every other NPC in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''.
* ClusterFBomb: The captions in the ''Bomberman Generation'' collection video when it gets to Eagle Bomber.
--->'''FUCK THIS FUCK IN THE FUCK WITH A BIG ICE FUCK'''
* ComedicSociopathy: The entire love letter sidequest in ''Skyward Sword'' is spent laughing at Cawlin's misfortune.
-->'''Thorn (As Dumple)''': "I'm gonna sit here and laugh at you! Ha! Ha-ha!"
-->'''Travis (Also as Dumple)''': "So tell me how you feel, 'cause I don't care!"
* CompanionCube: Everyone has their fun with "Jeremy", a statue in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Temple of Time]].
* ContinuityNod: Website/SomethingAwful members suggested names for Link and Epona in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' thread. Epona's winning name: [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Pibot]].
** Thorn also had the thread vote on Link's name for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. The winning name: [[{{Pikmin}} Dumple]].
* {{Corpsing}}: Thorn keeps making Yoshi laugh during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZP57NPcjUg Retsupurae Samus Sucks Gaiz]], where they mockingly pretend to be child camcorder [=LPers=].
* CountryMatters: Directed at [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Shout]] and [[VideoGame/BombermanGeneration Professor]] [[StopHelpingMe Ein]].
* CrackPairing: In-universe, Louie x Purple Pikmin, courtesy of Travis.
* {{Crossover}}: They did three Retsupuraes with [=RPer=] Jucaprost, one of which also included [=ProtagonistRP=].
* CreepyMonotone: Preferred method for voicing Pibot. Max's monotone isn't so much creepy as bored with life.
* CurbStompBattle:
** Yoshi flawlessly defeats any boss in ''Pikmin 2''. And to add insult to injury in the case of the Waterwraith, the recording didn't even have Yoshi activating it in earlier sublevels.
** Many of Thorn's Charabom battles in ''Bomberman Generation''. The fight with Beast Pommy was particularly jarring for Yoshi and guest Jello Apocalypse.
* CutenessProximity:
** The guys whenever they see a dog in ''Twilight Princess''.
-->'''Travis''': "Aww...Pet him with your mouth."
** UpToEleven with Jaggle's dog in Part 7.
*** And then immediately subverted:
--->'''Thorn''': "Let's cook him!" ''*Carries dog over to fireplace*''
--->'''Travis''': "'''Yeah!'''"
** Yeto's random "Burrrr" hums while he's cooking have this effect on Thorn, who giggles every time he hears them.
** Thorn is frustrated over something in ''Bomberman Generation'', until a happy chirp from Pommy Dragon cheers him up almost immediately.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone on the team. The game characters become this by proxy.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Thorn and Yoshi have their fun with this in ''Jetters'' after running into Flame Bomber.
* DeusSexMachina: As ''Agent Under Fire'' has shown us, having access codes will get you laid. And getting laid will warp you out of a prison cell.
* DisneyAcidSequence: You thought the MindScrew exposition scene in ''Twilight Princess'' was weird? [[http://youtu.be/y0LSC6xIpu8?t=21m36s This is what Thorn did to it]].
* DissonantSerenity: Bomberman's idle animation in ''Generation'' is him dancing in place. It makes for some very blatant dissonance after almost every boss fight, and the guys lampshade the hell out of it.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: In-Universe:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Nitros']] ineffectual disc hazard
-->'''Travis''': "I want him to be your new henchman along with the robot."
** The trio get a lot of mileage out of MAX in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'', and their portrayal of him made its way into JettersAbridged.
** The terrified-looking platypus enemy in World 5 of ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman 93}}'', especially when it comes to figuring out ''why'' it's freaking out.
-->'''Redundant (as platypus)''': "[[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} He]] seems to be making sure he's wiping us all out before he moves on; this is regimented genocide!"
** [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Agro the horse]] is another favorite among the commentators. Though there aren't many other characters to compete with.
* EpicFail: The ending of ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'' not only has such low graphical quality that the other Bomber characters are just jumping statues, but there are so many of them that the framerate drops.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The ''Pikmin 2'' LP goes out on one of these thanks to Thorn's silly, impromptu Casio outro.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Joking about the President of Hocotate Freights being fat.
-->'''Travis as the President''': I ate my dad, ho-ho!
-->'''Yoshi:''' That's... mortifying.
* FanNickname: Thorn let the Website/SomethingAwful thread suggest names for Link and Epona in ''Twilight Princess''. The trio decided on Hey Hey and [[CallBack Pibot]], respectively. They also named ''Skyward Sword'''s Link "[[{{Pikmin}} Dumple]]" and his Crimson Loftwing "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Hambagular]]".
* FantasticRacism: Thorn points out to Yoshi that the Jetters were willing to kill all the Hige, even the ones who aren't doing anything.
-->'''Yoshi:''' THE ENEMIES ARE HAVING FUN! NOT ON MY WATCH!
* FelonyMisdemeanor: As they described the Snitchbugs in ''Pikmin 2''.
-->'''Yoshi:''' Yeah, see? He snatches up your Pikmin, and then he buries them into the ground if you don't get him quick enough.
-->'''Thorn:''' He doesn't kill them he just throws them into the ground.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' [[DisproportionateRetribution And then you murder him; that seems equivalent.]]
-->''Everyone laughs''
-->'''Yoshi:''' Hey! He grabbed my flowers.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' How dare he plant in a place where I can easily pick.
-->'''Yoshi:''' That would take me like... maybe a half second. That's annoying.
-->'''[=BigTUnit=]:''' So for that you die.
* FilkSong: In the final bonus video for ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', Travis and Thorn parody the game's resident catchy tune, "Redial", by singing increasingly dark lyrics over it about the [[BrickJoke various jokes and]] [[RunningGag Running Gags]] they established throughout the LetsPlay.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: On Day 7 of ''Pikmin 2'', Yoshi says [[RunningGag "Travis, you're drunk, go home!"]] Then comes Day 9, where Thorn and Travis are drinking for the first 50-75% of the video.
* FridgeLogic: In-Universe, they point out odd placements for treasure in ''Pikmin 2'', such as measuring cups and false teeth in a shower room. In addition to the irony of more food treasures existing in the Submerged Castle than in the Glutton's Kitchen.
** Travis also questions why he's still bringing logic into the game, right as a kamikaze spider appears.
--->'''Yoshi''': "Why?! Look at the spider bomb! Look at the spider bomb!"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDFxVaf6lqo Randall]].
* GrandUnifyingGuesses: Travis starts a round of this, with everyone connecting Pibot with the Temple of Time and Pikmin.
* GodModeSue: Parodied in-universe with the Purple Pikmin. Not only are they {{Game Breaker}}s in ''Pikmin 2'', but now they can fire black holes, and control space and time. Not to mention finding seven cures for cancer. And causing five more.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Zig-zagged with Thorn. Considers himself a dog lover and is as subject to CutenessProximity as anyone else during the [=LPs=], but he is somewhat infamous for losing his temper to the dogs outside his house.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The three after beating a boss in ''Twilight Princess''.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Travis's interpretation of the Antenna Beetle in ''Pikmin 2''.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: They talk about how awesome Charaboms would be if all of them were part dragon. Indeed, the Charabom they all like the most is Pommy Dragon.
* LetsPlay: Their [=LPing=] style is a mixture of humourous, snarky post-commentary with gameplay completionism and examination.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Parodied. During ''Pikmin 2'', Yoshi keeps saying that he's waiting for Travis to do a Let's Play so he can mock him over everything, just as Travis has done for him.
* LightIsNotGood: When Light Spirit Faron appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' {Part 4, uncut version}, the trio play him as a "[[JustForPun squirrelpion]]" demon who wants to destroy the world. Luckily he's too lazy to do anything.
--->'''Yoshi''': "So you gonna do something? No?"
--->'''Travis''' (As Faron): "'''I'm comfy!'''"
* LogicBomb: Travis and Thorn trying to explain mummy ghosts in ''Bomberman 93'', let alone killing them.
-->'''Travis''': "I wonder if we can kill mummy ghosts. But wait, mummy ghosts are already dead- wait."
-->'''Thorn''': "We kill them ''again''."
-->'''Travis''': "They are dead dead undead."
-->'''Thorn''': "I've given them peace? Or [[IncrediblyLamePun made them into pieces]]? Or-"
-->'''Travis''': "You brought peace to their- you know, 'cause they died. [[MindScrew And they were prepared for death, and then they became undead, so then you killed them to prepare them for death death undead death]]."
* MadlibsCatchPhrase: Near the end of ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'', "[Noun] might be more effective!"
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Travis likes giving various enemies and characters voices, few of which actually sound alike.
* MindScrew: [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Baruda's]] first appearance was this for Travis.
--->"''What'' the '''''fuck?!'''''"
* MistakenForRacist: Invoked when Travis and Thorn talk to Gondo about repairing Scrapper, and everything they say as Dumple is a desperate attempt to not sound racist while saying something pretty clearly racist.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Non-music example. Uncut versions of ''Twilight Princess'' videos sometimes include [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]], which read out what Thorn thinks [[SpeakingSimlish Minda's gibberish]] could be saying. Travis also started doing this during the commentary.
-->"Good arm bread meat."
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]] also gets this treatment.
-->"You're sorta mass resource. Deployed with kindness sores."
* MotorMouth: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Iza]]
* {{MST}}: Their Let's Plays involve mockery just as much as their Retsupuraes. The jokes and remarks Travis makes in particular are very MST3K-ish.
* MrExposition: Thorn takes this role most often, even when it's Yoshi's LP.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: At the start of ''Skyward Sword'', Yoshi keeps pointing out how Skyloft's people have built their culture around falling and competing for cloth.
* PhysicalGod: After exploiting a glitch in ''Twilight Princess'' where Link can "kill" the Postman, he comes back (part of the glitch), and from then on he's mentioned as warping space and time and flying in any future chasms that Link crosses.
* PunchClockHero: Bomberman is played as this during ''Bomberman Hero''.
* PurpleIsPowerful:
** Essentially the point of the entire Pikmin 2 LP: Purple Pikmin destroy ''everything''.
** Thorn mentions this trope by name during the Morpheel fight in ''Twilight Princess''.
* RecursiveReality: In the uncut version of Part 4 of ''Twilight Princess'', the trio joke about this happening with Malo and Coro:
** For Malo, if you look into his hair, you see a black hole that reveals Hey Hey looking into Malo's head.
** For Coro, if he reaches into his afro, he pulls out his bird Trill. Then Trill reaches into his afro and pulls out Coro.
--->'''Travis''': "Until they both go, "''Wait a minute!''", and they both reach into their afros at the same time, and then they explode."
* WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: The channel's primary videos for the first year or so before Thorn and Yoshi returned to Let's Plays. As of 2012, they no longer do Retsupuraes, and many of them have been set to Unlisted or deleted. The links for all of the [=RPs=] [[http://themidnightfrogs.wikia.com/wiki/TheStrawhatNO!#Retsupuraes can be found on their site]].
** At one point they even Retsupurae two of former teammate Fatman's Retsupuraes. Most of the video comments involve the word "Film/{{Inception}}", naturally.
* RhymesOnADime: [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Dormin]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext In the voice of]] Wrestling/RandySavage.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Travis finds the little scorpions on ''Skyward Sword'' to be these.
* RunningGag:
** '''General'''
*** Everything in every game is frustrated. Even the ''player'' is frustrated.
*** "'''I look ridiculous!'''"
*** Whenever something cool happens, Travis shouts out "''A'''meri'''ca!''"
*** Every bad design choice (starting with ''Bomberman Hero'', then later every game Thorn and Yoshi play) was by a nerdy developer on a pizza high named Rick, and every {{troll}}ing moment made in a Nintendo game is direct result of Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto.
*** Whenever Thorn or Travis suggest a good gameplay mechanic, Yoshi says, "Whoa whoa, let's save that for (next game in the series)."
** '''VideoGame/BombermanHero''':
*** Pibot saying increasingly ridiculous {{One Liner}}s and {{Non Sequitur}}s. Develops to the point where Pibot becomes a MemeticMolester who delights in the suffering of others.
--->"I found your destruction of the elderly hilarious."
*** The constant use of the song "Redial", which quickly gets on the commentators' nerves. Thorn and Travis even [[FilkSong write lyrics for it]] in one of the final videos.
*** "Realtor" also gets mocked frequently for sounding like a "gargling lizard".
*** "Bomber '''CHANGE'''!"
** '''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''':
*** The ridiculous voice acting. Max, Birdy, and Gangu are favorite mockery targets.
*** Shout's ridiculously useless or repetitive advice.
*** The Jetters, rather than being an intergalactic police force who wish to bring peace, are a bunch of [[JerkAss jerks]] who are doing this mission, not to save Planet Bomber, but to punish the Hige Hige Bandits for having fun.
** '''[[JamesBond Agent Under Fire]]''':
*** Every character's constant smug expression.
*** Bond Moves being handed out left and right, often for mandatory actions.
** '''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''':
*** Malo being the [[RealityWarper reality warping]] Telekinesis Baby.
*** Wolf Link constantly getting hit in his [[ItMakesSenseInContext broken leg]].
*** Colin actually being very skilled, but nobody gives him any respect, ''especially'' his parents.
---> '''Travis''' (as the Ordon Sword's description): "Made by the best swordsman in the village: Colin. But we don't tell him that."
**** Colin's obsession with Hey Hey's horse.
*** '''Monkey dancin' in the house!'''
*** The uncut version of several parts begin with a text-to-speech man talking about his chicken, Dennis, over footage of player-controlled Cuccos. [[MythologyGag They are based on an old]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9XsosWZAA two]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcb_p1pi730 part]] series of surreal videos by Thorn that he'd wanted to continue in some form. [[ShoutOut Some Cucco clips are also song lyrics]], such as [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys' "Hang On To Your Ego"]] and Music/CaptainSensible's version of [[Theatre/SouthPacific "Happy Talk"]].
*** The boss fights are all topped off with [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad puns]]. They even manage a brief one with Stallord, despite Travis and Thorn being proccupied with Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/GeorgeTakei [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext impressions]].
--->'''Travis''': "I've... got...toputmybonesbacktogether-"
*** Lizalfos are evolution's mistake.
** '''{{Pikmin}} 2''':
*** How will the Purple Pikmin break the game ''this'' week?
*** Fat jokes about the Hoctate Freights President.
*** Yoshi may not know what he's doing as he plays.
*** Travis taunting Yoshi.
*** "Travis, you're drunk! Go home!"
*** Nobody likes the Dumple.
** '''Skyward Sword''':
*** The effect having a hero named "Dumple" would have on everyone, including Dumple himself.
*** When Thorn is joined by Yoshi, Dumple is the [=LP's=] resident insane character. When he is joined by Travis, Fi becomes this.
*** Whenever Thorn finds a Monster Horn in a treasure chest, he sarcastically says "'Cause you know..." to emphasize the pointlessness of stashing one of them. Twice they appeared with so much frequency that he exasperatedly yelled out "''Why?!''"
** '''Other''':
*** People just ''keep'' LP'ing VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite before release date. And each one they find is even worse than the last.
* ScapegoatCreator: Parodied in-universe. All of the bad level design decisions in ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', and nearly every game after, were by a nerd on a pizza high named Rick.
* SceneryPorn[=/=]ThatOneLevel: Yoshi's feelings for [[{{Pikmin}} the Wistful Wild]].
* TheScrappy: In-Universe:
** [[{{Pikmin}} The Dumple]]. '''Nobody''' likes the Dumple.
** [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Shout]]. Thorn introduces her by comparing her to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], and Shout ''[[StopHelpingMe loses]]''.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Fi]] gets introduced the exact same way, and Yoshi agrees.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Most games are [[OneHundredPercentCompletion completed 100%]]. The ''Bomberman Hero'' [=LP=] also had the [[MinimalistRun Minimum-Point]] SpeedRun.
* SequelHook: The ''Twilight Princess'' LP ends with one that alludes to the ''Skyward Sword'' LP.
* ShoutOut:
** In Planet 4, Area 3 of ''Bomberman Hero'', Travis and Thorn reference ''Film/TheShining'' and ''PlanetOfTheApes''.
** Thorn and Travis are both music buffs and have sang/namechecked NickCave, The Proclaimers, Music/{{Motorhead}}, and a ''lot'' more during various [=LPs=].
** Link drinks milk in ''Twilight Princess'': [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy "Milk was a bad choice."]]
** During ''Bomberman Hero'', Travis says, "[[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Socrates vs. Mashy Spike Pit]]". Not the exact quote from the source, but the influence is clear.
** In ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'', the boss of Bigbu Cavity, a giant... squid-like thing with a BrainInAJar, is referred to by Galeboomer as [[EvilConCarne Hector Con Calamari]].
** Thorn and Travis are also fans of ''[[Franchise/MetalGear Metal Gear Solid]]'' and will often reference the games despite having never [=LPed=] them.
* SophisticatedAsHell: [[DiscussedTrope Travis and Thorn's assessment]] of the signature [=TheStrawhatNO=] sense of humor boils down to this trope, after the two alternate (almost immediately) from [=DaVinci=] helicopter jokes to cocaine jokes in ''Shadow of the Colossus''.
-->'''Thorn''': "We're like the dynamic range of an orchestra: we go all the way up and all the way down."
-->'''Travis''': We can somehow fit into one sentence 'Pavlov's conditioning, motherfucker', and it somehow works."
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Travis jokes that a dice-like enemy in [=P2A2=] of ''Bomberman Hero'' has the aspirations to one day roll a 6, and when it does, it thinks, "...Well now what?"
* {{Squee}}: Thorn lets one out after gaining control of a statue in the Temple of Time in ''Twilight Princess''.
* TheStoner: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Coro]].
* StraightManAndWiseGuy / RedOniBlueOni: Yoshi and Thorn, depending on who is running the [=LP=]. Travis qualifies as a Red Oni when paired with Thorn, Green Oni when with both.
* StylisticSuck: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAINff6LLk This older mockery of child camcorder LPers]].
* TakeAThirdOption: When the viewers in the Website/SomethingAwful thread request "Redial" for a montage, instead of just including the song or using a different one, Thorn and Travis [[WithLyrics write lyrics for it]] recapping the LetsPlay.
* TakeThat:
** Thorn's opinion of the ''Bomberman Hero'' soundtrack:
--->"It makes Drum 'N' Bass listenable."
** Day 7 of ''Pikmin 2'':
--->'''Travis''': He took away your maturity, you find Carlos Mencia funny now!
** During a discussion on Psychology during the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Arbiter's Grounds]]:
--->'''Travis''': Fuck Philosophy, by the way. I'm sorry, but if you have a Philosophy degree, then ''fuck you''. [[ADegreeInUseless They call it the father of all sciences, but it doesn't answer a single goddamned question!]] You know what the answer to everything is? "Maybe!"
* ThatCameOutWrong: Thorn mentions sneaking behind one of the ninja mooks and attacking in ''Bomberman Jetters'', with interesting wording. Then he lampshades it.
* TheNoseKnows: Travis jokes that this is how [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Trill finds Link]] in the Forest Temple before Trill [[ItMakesSenseInContext mugs him]].
* TensionCuttingLaughter: Epee Em's reaction to Ghirahim in ''Skyward Sword''.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: When Thorn gets the Ball and Chain in ''Twilight Princess'', he starts using it (and Bomb Arrows) on bats.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Word-for-word, one of Thorn's first comments when they enter HIGE Central in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Thorn gushes over Dr Pepper in Day 3 of ''{{Pikmin}} 2''.
* {{Troll}}:
** The Burrowing Snagret in the Valley of Repose, dropping an Ultra Bitter Spray just outside of where Yoshi/Olimar would be able to reach.
** Thorn: A person in the ''Twilight Princess'' thread requested that he do a live commentary version of the Cave of Ordeals so that they could hear his frustrated reactions as they happen. Thorn does exactly that...and proceeds to speedrun the cave using a debug glitch that was accidentally left in the game.
* ToiletHumor: With the hand in the toilet in ''Skyward Sword''.
-->'''Thorn''': "'Don't ask what I need the paper for.' Is it for ''this?!''" ''*Sits on toilet*'' "Haha!"
-->'''Travis''': "Congratulations. You love a shit monster."
* TooDumbToLive: When Thorn plays a Bomberman game, he isn't as likely to be hurt by an enemy so much as by his own bombs.
* {{Tsundere}}: Their ubiquity in Japanese-made media is lampshaded during ''Skyward Sword''.
-->'''Peatrice:''' "It's not like I like you or anything."
-->'''Thorn:''' "Do girls in Japan just say that ''all the time''?"
* UnEvilLaugh:
** [[VideoGame/BombermanHero Bagular's]] very bored-sounding "Ehhh-heh-heh-heh..."
** [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Thunder Bomber's]] unnatural "Ha-''ha-'''haaaah'''''!"
* UnusualEuphemism:
** In ''Twilight Princess'', after finishing the Snowpeak Ruins and joking that the Yetis start "having fun":
-->'''Yoshi''': "Let's just say they're making soup..."
-->'''Travis''' ''(as Yeto)'': "I'll add the cheese!"
-->'''Thorn''': "And Yeta has the pumpkin."
** In the same LP, "[[{{Mondegreen}} Good arm bread meat]]" becomes slang for a sarcastic "Way to go" when Hey Hey does something screwed up, like beating up Yeta.
* ValleyGirl: Travis turns the female monkey into this in ''Twilight Princess''.
-->"Oh my ''god'', where's my iPhone?!''
* ValuesDissonance: In-universe and of the monetary value kind- The guys keep noticing that the universe of ''Pikmin 2'' seems to value bottle caps more than diamonds.
* WeHaveReserves: Yoshi's word on Red and Blue Pikmin, especially in comparison to [[RunningGag Purples]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Parodied in-universe on Day 11 of ''Pikmin 2''.
-->'''Yoshi:''' [=TheStrawhatNO=] [[BlatantLies is for kids]]. We've been making rounds on Creator/NickJr
* WithLyrics: As mentioned earlier, Thorn and Travis' "[[VideoGame/BombermanHero Redial]] [[http://www.mediafire.com/?b5rgxb6aoivg16w Redial'd]]".
* YouMonster: Thorn's opinion of the heads of the [[VideoGame/BombermanJetters Hige Hige Bandits]]:
--->"These guys right here (the Hige Higes) have 50x more personality than all of the Jetters combined, and 100x more charm... These guys have been placed on a planet that, let's remember, is flying to another planet to destroy it. The entire Hige Hige fleet is on this planet '''to die'''! ... Mujoe and Mechadoc are the biggest assholes."
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Thorn, Yoshi, and [=JelloApocalypse=] joke that Professor Ein is actually fourteen, even though he looks like an old man.
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''"Allow me to hold you in my silver, human-killing arms."''
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* RhymesOnADime: [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Dormin]].

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* RhymesOnADime: [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Dormin]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext In the voice of]] Wrestling/RandySavage.
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* RhymesOnADime: [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Dormin]].
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-->'''Thorn''': *As Dumple* "I'm gonna sit here and laugh at you! Ha! Ha-ha!"
-->'''Travis''': *Also as Dumple* "So tell me how you feel, 'cause I don't care!"

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-->'''Thorn''': *As Dumple* -->'''Thorn (As Dumple)''': "I'm gonna sit here and laugh at you! Ha! Ha-ha!"
-->'''Travis''': *Also -->'''Travis (Also as Dumple* Dumple)''': "So tell me how you feel, 'cause I don't care!"
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** During the ''Skyward Sword'' Sandship video, Travis calls back to [[VideoGame/BombermanGeneration Constructor-X]] using [[ManOfAThousandVoices perfect impressions of]] WebAnimation/HomestarRunner and Strong Bad.
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* BrokenPedestal: During ''Skyward Sword'', Thorn talks about how he thinks the game is tedious and annoying in hindsight, after a first playthrough, but [[DownplayedTrope still a good game]].

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'':
*** During the Lanayru Sand Sea, Thorn and Travis start talking about the to-be-Let's Played ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', namely how often Swaine dies in battle. Later when Thorn kills the Moldarach miniboss, Travis yells out Swaine's death cry.
* BrokenPedestal: BrokenPedestal:
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During ''Skyward Sword'', Thorn talks about how he thinks the game is tedious and annoying in hindsight, after a first playthrough, but [[DownplayedTrope still a good game]].
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** Whenever Thorn finds a Monster Horn in a treasure chest, he sarcastically says "'Cause you know..." to emphasize the pointlessness of stashing one of them. Twice they appeared with so much frequency that he exasperatedly yelled out "''Why?!''"

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** *** Whenever Thorn finds a Monster Horn in a treasure chest, he sarcastically says "'Cause you know..." to emphasize the pointlessness of stashing one of them. Twice they appeared with so much frequency that he exasperatedly yelled out "''Why?!''"
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** Whenever Thorn finds a Monster Horn in a treasure chest, he sarcastically says "'Cause you know..." to emphasize the pointlessness of stashing one of them. Twice they appeared with so much frequency that he exasperatedly yelled out "''Why?!''"
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** In ''Skyward Sword'', Travis jokes that Yeto from ''Twilight Princess'' randomly appears and shoves Fi into his soup.
-->'''Travis (as Yeto)''': "It's ''better'' now!"



* {{Mondegreen}}: Non-music example. Uncut versions of ''Twilight Princess'' videos sometimes include [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]], which read out what Thorn thinks [[SpeakingSimlish Minda's gibberish]] could be saying. Travis has also started doing this during the commentary.

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* {{Mondegreen}}: Non-music example. Uncut versions of ''Twilight Princess'' videos sometimes include [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]], which read out what Thorn thinks [[SpeakingSimlish Minda's gibberish]] could be saying. Travis has also started doing this during the commentary.



*** Every characters' constant smug expression.

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*** Every characters' character's constant smug expression.



*** Colin actually being a great weapons builder, but nobody gives him any respect, ''especially'' his parents.

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*** Colin actually being a great weapons builder, very skilled, but nobody gives him any respect, ''especially'' his parents.



*** The uncut version of several parts begin with a text-to-speech man talking about his chicken, Dennis, over footage of player-controlled Cuccos. [[MythologyGag They are based on an old]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9XsosWZAA two]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcb_p1pi730 part]] series of surreal videos by Thorn that he'd wanted to continue in some form. [[ShoutOut Some Cucco clips might also be song lyrics]], such as [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys' "Hang On To Your Ego"]] and Music/CaptainSensible's version of [[SouthPacific "Happy Talk"]].
*** The boss fights are all topped off with [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad puns]]. They even manage a brief one with Stallord, despite Travis and Thorn being proccupied with WilliamShatner and GeorgeTakei [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext impressions]].

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*** The uncut version of several parts begin with a text-to-speech man talking about his chicken, Dennis, over footage of player-controlled Cuccos. [[MythologyGag They are based on an old]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9XsosWZAA two]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcb_p1pi730 part]] series of surreal videos by Thorn that he'd wanted to continue in some form. [[ShoutOut Some Cucco clips might are also be song lyrics]], such as [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys' "Hang On To Your Ego"]] and Music/CaptainSensible's version of [[SouthPacific [[Theatre/SouthPacific "Happy Talk"]].
*** The boss fights are all topped off with [[IncrediblyLamePun intentionally bad puns]]. They even manage a brief one with Stallord, despite Travis and Thorn being proccupied with WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner and GeorgeTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext impressions]].


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*** When Thorn is joined by Yoshi, Dumple is the [=LP's=] resident insane character. When he is joined by Travis, Fi becomes this.
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* UnusualEuphemism: In ''Twilight Princess'', after finishing the Snowpeak Ruins and joking that the Yetis start "having fun":

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** In the same LP, "[[{{Mondegreen}} Good arm bread meat]]" becomes slang for a sarcastic "Way to go" when Hey Hey does something screwed up, like beating up Yeta.
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