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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterhours_308.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Starting from the left: [[ClosetGeek Soren]], [[ButtMonkey Dan]], [[MsFanservice Katie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]].]] ''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by Website/{{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner after the Cracked.com workday has ended. Starring Cracked writers Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves,[[note]]Albeit [[StrawCharacter highly exaggerated]] versions of themselves[[/note]] the series mainly draws humor from [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture. The show is [[http://www.cracked.com/members/AfterHours/ currently ongoing]], although new episodes are posted rather sporadically. Not to be confused with the 1985 BlackComedy of the [[Film/AfterHours same name]]. ---- !!Examples: [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:A-F]] * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: The reason why mind-reading is panned as the ultimate superpower. -->'''Katie:''' I mean, I only get to hear like three percent of what people are thinking and I already hate almost everyone. If I could read minds, I'd probably just end up knocking motherfuckers out. * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Discussed frequently.]] Examples include: ** Declaring [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] mother Lorraine to be a hardcore sadist who can only orgasm when danger is involved. ---> '''Katie''': First we learn that Lorraine is like a danger-slut. She only falls for George in the first place because he's injured, and then in the alternate past, Marty gets injured and she falls for him. ---> '''Soren''': That's the basic plot of the movie, yeah. ** Saying [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] would be a better {{Spider-Man}} than Peter Parker. ** Also... ---> '''Katie (to Soren)''': ''Why don't you just admit that Franchise/{{Batman}} is a violent, malajusted sociopath who's using his parents' death as an excuse to work out his aggression!?'' ** {{Mario}} is a douche with a moustache, and Princess Peach would be better off with Bowser. --->'''Katie''': He maintains ''seven'' '''functioning''' ''castles''. Do you have any idea how long that takes? ** [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo]] = [[SexAndTheCity Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha]] = [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Dan, Soren, Katie, Michael, respectively.]] ** Leia as a terrorist. ---> '''Soren''': She invaded a kingdom, stole his property, and destroyed Jabba. She's a terrorist. ** The group eventually comes to the conclusion that Mr. Belding from ''SavedByTheBell'' had an obsession with Zack Morris and killed his girlfriends. ** Claiming that Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is a sociopathic thrill-junkie that only cares about humiliating Robotnik, who is actually a benevolent inventor that builds protective robot suits for animals in order to keep them safe. ** Apparently, [[Franchise/StarTrek the Federation]] is a stagnant dystopia that goes around screwing with alien cultures out of boredom. ** Subverted [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18619_4-disney-movie-villains-who-were-right-all-along.html here]]. After Katie makes a seemingly convincing case that Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is only looking out for Ariel by trying to teach her that life is hard and that you need to sacrifice to gain what you want and succeed (in comparison with King Triton's bullying [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective]] authoritarianism), Soren completely undercuts this by pointing out that even if this is true Ursula cheated by hypnotising Eric with her magic, thus completely [[BrokenAesop undermining her own lesson]] and still making her the villain. ** In the same episode, Michael points out that in any other story, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] would be the hero: he's rescuing a girl suffering from StockholmSyndrome from an abusive Beast. Sure, he locks up her father in an insane asylum...but, well, he ''is'' crazy. * AndThatsTerrible: Katie notes that in ''{{Footloose}}'', people's idea of a good time involved punching women, and a voiceover adds, "Not Cool!" * AnthropomorphicFood: Soren proposes turning {{Pokemon}} into this to avoid discussing religion with Michael. -->'''Soren''': We're not going to talk about religion, are we? -->'''Michael''': Yes, or Pokemon again. -->'''Soren''': All right, which Pokemon would taste the best? -->'''Michael''': AWESOME! -->'''Katie''': Jigglypuff! -->'''Michael''': Jig-! Yeah, I was gonna say Jigglypuff. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, I'm [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just gonna leave]]. * AspergerSyndrome: Michael, in true CloudCuckooLander form, assumes that everyone has Asperger's in the Batman episode for no reason whatsoever. He tries to 'verify' their Asperger's by tossing a random number of coffee sweeteners to the floor of the diner or onto the table and demanding that his victim (in order: Dan, Katie, and Soren) tell him how many he threw. In TheStinger, editor Cody Johnston shows up in a cameo and demands of Katie and Soren (who just had a SlapSlapKiss moment) who put 31 sugar packs on the floor. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Michael and Katie. Despite their [[NoodleIncident history]], his obnoxiousness and her standoffishness, she (visibly) finds his antics and sense of humor occasionally adorable, and he seems to go out of his way to entertain (and annoy; almost alternating between the two) her. * BarbieDollAnatomy: Mike uses this as a point against Bowser. --> '''Dan''': He's an ugly rage monster. --> '''Michael''': No genitals! * BatmanGambit: Soren has a minor one, and in the [[MetaFiction Batman episode]], no less. --> '''Soren''': The winner of this conversation will be the first person to say 'Batman's the best' and 'You're an idiot.' --> '''Mike''': Batman's the best! A- --> '''Soren (deadpan)''': You're an idiot, I already said it. I've already won, or [[BatmanGambit Batmanned]], this conversation. * BelligerentSexualTension: Katie and Soren have this in spades in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1sIwCLtIc "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham"]] episode. [[spoiler: However, after they both snap and [[SlapSlapKiss make out for a few seconds]], things quickly go [[JustFriends back to normal.]]]] Also with Michael. [[NoodleIncident They dated and had sex at least once.]] [[NeverLiveItDown Mike refuses to let her forget it.]] ** Katie and Soren have it again in the "5 Reasons James Bond Might Be The Worst Spy Ever," but Michael [[AlmostKiss ruins the moment.]] * BerserkButton: The live-action Mario movie is a big one for Dan. --> '''Katie''': He (Bowser) was a T-Rex in...''(realizes what she just said, looks horrified)'' nothing! ''(Soren and Mike look shocked, Dan goes berserk)''. --> '''Dan''': '''IN THE MOTHERFUCKING 1993 LIVE-ACTION MOVIE?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GONNA SAY?!?!''' --> '''Katie''': I'm sorry, I forgot myself ''(hangs head in shame)''. --> '''Mike''': He's just mad because they made Toad a goomba ''(rolls eyes)''. --> '''Dan''': '''I'm mad because it SUCKED and it's inadmissible evidence in this conversation.''' ** Dan spends the entire SpiderMan (his idol) episode trying not to engage, but finally loses it and has a breakdown, because Peter Parker's ThisLoserIsYou persona hits a little too close to home for him. *** Specifically, while he manages to bite his tongue throughout the episode while still visibly seething with hurt rage, it's when Michael dismissively refers to Peter Parker 'having fun' as Spider-Man that sets him off. ** Soren also loses it after Katie disses Batman for just a bit too long. * BlackComedyRape: Michael greedily threatening to rape Christopher Columbus in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. Including a diagram of a [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube Goldberg-style]] Rape Machine that would take days to work. * BlatantLies: Dan exploits his reputation for knowing obscure shit in the Indiana Jones episode to pull off a BatmanGambit and foist this gem on the gang without (factual) objection: -->'''Dan''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke Edmund Burke]] said "Indiana Jones caused the Holocaust." ** Not exactly - he was just elaborating on Soren's using Burke's quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing", and extrapolating that into how the [[RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of the Covenant]] could have stopped WWII dead in its tracks. * ButtMonkey: Daniel, and he knows it. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, either, or is at very least long resigned to it. --> '''Soren''': You've all been zombies for weeks, ''(points at Dan)'' months for some of you. --> '''Dan''': Sure. * CallBack: ** In the Cereal Mascots episode, Michael does an impression of Count Chocula. He later dresses as Count Chocula in the Halloween episode. ** Also, in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael (to Soren)''': '''All of the stuff you said about Batman''' (flashback of Soren angrily defending Batman to Katie plays), '''man, but now, about THIS!''' ** In the James Bond episode Soren complains about again being the only guy defending a character who single-handedly thwarts maniacal supervillains on a regular basis. This is again a callback to the Batman episode. He and Katie almost repeat their SlapSlapKiss moment from that episode as well, but [[MomentKiller Michael interrupts them this time.]] ** In the Romantic Comedy episode: -->'''Soren''': Yes! ''Film/PrettyWoman'' is a perfect example! Or...or watch ''Film/MaidInManhattan''! Or ''Series/SexAndTheCity''!\\ '''Michael''': OK, no. Fool me once... ** In the Literature/HarryPotter episode, Daniel complains that he is locked out of the conversation because he has neither read the books or seen the movies. Later on, in the episode where they discus fictional afterlives, he displays knowledge of Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows. The others look surprised, and he admits he watched all eight movies in a single sitting [[CrazyPrepared just in case it ever came up again]]. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Discussed in "Six Creepiest Sitcom Characters" with everyone coming up for reasons why [[FamilyMatters Judy Winslow]] and [[SavedByTheBell all of Zack's girlfriends]] disappeared. They eventually decided that Carl and Principal Belding murdered them all. * ComedicSociopathy: Again, Michael, and again, so, so very much. --> '''Soren''': Dan, I'm a survivor. I play to win. I can't risk your slowing me down, or you (to Katie) falling in love with me, or you (to Michael) trying to trade me to the zombies in exchange for leniency. --> '''Mike''': I was just thinking that exact thing. ** Another example: --->'''Katie''': Oh my God, don't even get me started on ForrestGump! You wanna talk about a creepy rape scene? --->'''Soren''': *shrug* --->'''Dan:''': Not really. --->'''Mike''': Yeah, alright. * CloudCuckooLander: And yet again, Michael. And, yet again, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': Gordon and Batman both work hard to help the world. But only one of them has to file paperwork and obey the system, while the other one gets to expense smoke bombs and plow Catwoman, and it has nothing to do with who worked harder! --> '''Michael''': Whaaat? You guys [[ComicallyMissingThePoint don't expense smoke bombs?]] How ''(falters under castmates' looks of derision)''...how are you paying for your smoke bombs? ** The guy eats hot dogs with chocolate sauce. Doesn't get any weirder than that. * TheCameo: Cody Johnston, one of Cracked's top editors, appears as a waiter in the Batman episode. * ClosetGeek: Soren. He changed out of his ComicCon costume before meeting up with the others because he's [[LampshadeHanging not "out" yet.]] * CrazyPrepared. Katie and Soren in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael''': Jesus, they are spending a lot of time in the jump-man era. --> '''Dan''': They came a lot more prepared that I thought they would. I '''told''' you we should have had cards! --> '''Michael''': Fuck your cards. --> [''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Katie then pulls out index cards]] and starts reading from them, which causes Dan to glare at Michael''] * CringeComedy: ** The gang describing their various pop culture sexual fantasies at the beginning of the Indiana Jones episode. Especially Katie's. It's ''awful'' - particularly her description of how Indy [[WhipItGood would use his whip]]. -->'''Dan:''' [[NoJustNoReaction Stop! Just, stop!]] [[{{Squick}} God...]] -->'''Michael:''' Yeah, plus, [[RealityEnsues I think that handle's all inter-woven leather and jungle grime]], so you don't want to go there. ** They also seem to expect this from Michael. Take this gem (keep in mind they're in a public diner): --->'''Daniel:''' Why don't you tell us [why [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] would be grossed out by sex with Eric], in a voice that I'm sure will be 10% too loud for everyone's comfort?\\ '''Michael:''' ''FISH SEX IS INSERTION-FREE!!!''\\ '''Daniel:''' ''*winces*'' There it is. * CozyCatastrophe: They spend an episode debating which catastrophe would be the coziest. They conclude that the most fun, and most peaceful one, would be an asteroid that would without a doubt destroy everyone, so there'd be no reason to panic and nobody to fight. * DeconstructorFleet: The foursome regularly takes apart various topics in their discussions. Is the hero really that much of a hero? Are the ideals presented that ideal? Are our villains so unsympathetic? All deconstructed each episode (more or less). * [[DisposableFiance Disposable Girlfriend]]: Pauline, Mario's girlfriend in Donkey Kong. --> '''Soren''': The first time that we meet Mario in Donkey Kong, what's he doing? --> '''Dan''': Jumping over barrels and fighting a giant monkey. --> '''Michael''': '''To save Peach!''' So that they can share delicious ape steak. --> '''Soren''': ''No.'' Because Peach ''wasn't in Donkey Kong.'' The girl in the cage was only introduced as Pauline, his girlfriend. --> '''Katie''': Oh, and then when he's done saving her, he ''either cheats on her or dumps her and moves on to save Peach!'' * DisproportionateRetribution: Soren's solution for [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes clowns]]. -->'''Katie''': All right, ''Soren'', I think we all recall, from you behavior at last year's screening of the movie {{It}}, your nightmare twig-snapper ''is a clown''. -->'''Soren''': Okay, I have proven time and again that I can control clowns by putting them into a [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge choke-hold]]. * DoubleEntendre: Katie has a subtle one. --> '''Katie''': Okay, I will concede that [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] selection is ''seminal'' to young boys.. ** She has a long series of much less subtle ones about having sex with Indiana Jones * DumbassHasAPoint: The ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode. Mike, [[ComedicSociopathy of all people]], points out how, other than Leia, there are no female role models in the original movies. Katie and Soren both grudgingly agree that his apocalypse is the best, eventually forcing Dan to go along. Katie's analysis of the four ninja turtles as each representing one of the four humors lends credence to Michael's theory that your favorite ninja turtle reflects your personality. Michael has this more frequently than the others, especially Dan, would like to admit. ** Probably the best example is in the ''Which Apocalypse Would Be The Most Fun'' episode. Mike comes up with a winner: an asteroid that is going to kill everyone, so there's nobody to fight and nowhere to waste energy on running to. The only thing to do is to "bone." The others have no way of finding a flaw in this but are unable to concede the point because Mike is putting it in such ''terribly offensive'' terms that it repulses them. * EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The "Which [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]] Would Be the Most Fun?" episode. The winner? An [[ColonyDrop asteroid]] that is without a doubt going to destroy Earth. The reason? EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, of course! -->'''Michael:''' No one's running, no one's fighting 'cause there's nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide. So what do we do? ''Bone.'' ** He even namedrops the trope: -->'''Michael:''' It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel like sticking it in stuff. -->'''Katie:''' That's not how the song goes. --> [''everyone concedes that Michael won''] --> '''Dan''': [''referring back to DumbassHasAPoint, above''] I feel terrible about what just happened. --> '''Michael''': That's what she'll say! * ExpandedUniverse: Mike mocks Dan for his knowledge of Star Wars' extended universe, and forbids all EU material from their discussion of how Star Wars is terrifying for women. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Daniel is unrepentant about his lust for Benjamin Franklin in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. ** Dan also has a ''very'' noticable crush on Spiderman...which becomes weird, when you consider [[ScrewYourself that he once dresses as Spidey for Comic-Con]]. This is an extension of a [[OverlyLongGag long]] [[RunningGag running gag]] on Website/{{Cracked}} in general that Dan is so similar to Peter Parker (turbo-nerd, socially awkward, etc.) that one might reasonably conclude that he's also Spiderman. * FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] Enforced in the Mario episode, where Katie brings up the live action movie, to the chagrin of Dan, Michael and Soren. Despite the fact that the waitress is clearly that film's version of Daisy. --> '''Katie:''' I'm sorry, I forgot myself. ** Among the ground rules Soren set for "The 3 Worst Lessons Taught by 80s Sports Movies"[[note]]It actually only concerns the [[Film/{{Rocky}}]] franchise.[[/note]] was that "'Rocky 5' and '6'[[note]]"Rocky Balboa"[[/note]] ''never happened''". * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Discussed in the "Which Teenage Mutant Turtle Would You Want To Be" episode? ** [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]] (sanguine), [[ClosetGeek Soren]] (melancholic), [[MegaNekko Katie]] (choleric), and [[ButtMonkey Dan]] (phlegmatic). * FreezeFrameBonus: Pick just about anything Michael's Brain (illustrated by [[{{WebComic/Subnormality}} Winston Rowntree]]) comes up with and hit pause to find a ton of referential humor. * FreudianSlip: From Katie; also possibly AccidentalInnuendo. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, but they ({{HBO}}) have MichaelMann and DavidSimon to make their shows. They're not gonna listen to a bunch of internet comedy dicks ''in'' their sexy friend. * FridgeHorror: Another staple of the show. [[invoked]] ** A good example of this is the gang naming [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] high school as the worst '80s high school of all time. -->'''DOB:''' You go to a high school that comes to a grinding halt the minute one kid calls in sick. At best, it's a benevolent dictatorship. At worst, it's frigging Jonestown, except your cult leader is a seventeen-year-old who dresses like a lesbian. ** Lots and lots of examples from the "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities", like how in feminine product commercials all women seem to secrete windshield wiper fluid instead of y'know, blood. ** Also [[InvertedTrope inverts]] fridge horror, of all things. --> "...do you realize what you just did? You've actually made horror... '''boring'''." * FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Why Mario is Secretly a Douchebag" their waitress looks like Peach and a guy who looks like Mario is working the grill. ** And in the Indiana Jones one, someone dressed like Indiana Jones is in the background. [[/folder]] [[folder:G-L]] * GeniusDitz: Michael, so very much. * GettingHotInHere: Katie takes off her jacket, revealing tank top and bra straps, and then her glasses when her argument with Soren about Batman gets really intense, leaving Michael bemused and Dan terrified. When Soren finally gives up, they release some of their BelligerentSexualTension with a kiss. * HehHehYouSaidX: Michael in the bathroom with Dan and Soren. --> '''Soren (trying to pee)''': Dan, I ''really'' don't want to talk about here. --> '''Dan (pacing back and forth behind Soren)''': What, did General Mills do a bunch of studies to demonstrate what kids are gonna respond to? And if they did do polls- --> '''Michael (from the adjacent stall, magazine covering genitals)''': '''HA!''' "They ''did'' polls!" ** And, in the Mario episode: -->'''Katie''': Even when he's the protagonist, Mario's still a dick with a mustache. ''(Soren, Dan, and Michael picture mustachioed cocks while giggling)''. * HypocriticalHumor: Dan to Katie. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. -->'''Michael''': I'm still totally cocked, buddy. -->'''Katie''': Oh, my God, he is. -->'''Dan''': Thanks, man. -->'''Michael''': All cocked up, whatever we wanna do. -->'''Soren''': Are we getting cocked up? I didn't realize... -->'''Dan''': We're gonna get cocked up. -->'''Katie''': I...can't do that, guys. Can I get vagged up? -->'''Dan''': No, don't be gross. * HypotheticalCasting: Discussed in the apocalypse episode, for Film/IndependenceDay. --> '''Michael''': Hey, if Dan's [[Creator/JeffGoldblum Goldblum]], does that make me Will Smith? --> '''Dan''': No, Soren is Will Smith. You're Randy Quaid. --> '''Michael''': That's distasteful. --> '''Katie (to Michael)''': If you make me the alien, I will punch you in the throat. --> '''Michael (considering)''': [[BestKnownForTheFanservice There's a stripper in that movie]]. --> '''Dan''': There it is! You're the stripper. ''(Katie [[FacePalm facepalms]])'' --> '''Katie''': I've never been a stripper! Why w- --> '''Soren''': Yeah, I think she's the wife of Will Smith in that, so you're not doing ''too'' bad. --> '''Katie''': She's a ''stripper.'' --> '''Dan''': She's still a stripper. ** In a similar vein, Katie gets annoyed in during the group's discussion of Ferris Bueller when the guys decide to cast her as the "hooker nurse" who shows up briefly at one point. * IllBeInMyBunk: Michael pulls this in the Ninja Turtles episode. He feels the need to drop everything and run to Blockbuster once somebody clues him in about "pseudo-porn for women" (also known as ''SexAndTheCity''). -->'''Dan:''' Well, he's in for a disappointing evening. ** Later: --> '''Dan''': So it's really porn for women? --> '''Soren''': It's pseudo-porn. It's not what you think. It's just a bunch of people in boring situations where sometimes nudity happens. --> '''Dan''': I'm not gonna lie. That sounds amazing. * InsistentTerminology: Michael, again. --> '''Katie''': Why does Bowser keep coming back game after game? He rallies enough troops- --> '''Mike''': ''Troopas''. --> '''Katie''': ''(Gives Michael a DeathGlare)'' to create armies- --> '''Mike''': '''Armoopas!''' ''(gives a 'Did I not just make this clear?' shrug to Soren and Dan)''. * KissingCousins: Van-dwelling Cody from StepByStep may have had this with an adoptive relative. -->'''Katie''': You know who's really creepy? Cody from StepByStep. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, but not ''murder'' creepy. -->'''Katie''': He lived in a ''freaking van''. -->'''Dan''': Yeah!...Yeah, he ''did'' that. -->'''Katie''': Patrick Duffy just kept insisting that this eight-foot-tall van dweller was a member of the family, and yet he spent ''all his time'' hitting on his relatives. -->'''Soren''': From the van...that he...lived in. -->'''Dan''': To be fair, he only hit on one relative, and they weren't related by blood. The heart wants what it wants, van or no van. -->'''Soren''': Ideally, ''no van''. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, romancing a family member? '''Still romancing a family member'''. -->'''Michael''': Not [[MichaelDouglas Michael Douglas']] [[RomancingTheStone best film]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:M-R]] * MajorMinorInconvenience: Discussed at length in "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities". * MistakenForRacist: Soren mistakes Michael. -->'''Michael''': Yeah, it's not like he ([[StepByStep Cody]]) was a violent bully! Like your [[FamilyMatters Carl Winslow]] or [[FreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]! -->'''Soren''': Is this where we find out you're a racist? -->'''Michael''': They were '''JERKS'''! Uncle Phil threw his nephew's best friend out the front door on a daily basis! [[AbusiveParents Carl]] was abusive to his son, ''and'' a '''total prick''' to Urkel, moreso than anyone else. Those guys got their kicks from ''physically and verbally abusing their kids' friends!'' * MrFanservice: ''[[http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/9/3/99293.jpg?v=1 Soren.]]'' -->'''Michael:''' You have to ''cull'' your booty call list?\\ '''Soren:''' *grinning* It's actually more of a booty base. *winks at a waitress* ** Trying to find an entirely original premise for a show in ''The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Get Made'', one suggestion is "Screw the Protagonist". The promo that pops up for it consists entirely of Soren winking at the camera. * MsFanservice: Katie, somewhat. In the Comic-Con and Halloween episodes, she wears low-cut cleavage-baring costumes. This is lampshaded in the opening title sequence, featuring four different depictions of the group, one from the mind of each cast member. In Michael's, she wears a stripperific dress and heels (seen in the page picture, an amalgam of the four versions), and in Soren's she wears a slinky dress. In Katie's, [[DefiedTrope on the other hand]], she's a bitter-looking spinster, and in Dan's she's a [[ZigZaggedTrope nun]]. * MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The main Creator/{{Pixar}} storyline and France: -->'''Katie''': Waaait a minute... what about WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} or {{Brave}}? -->'''Dan''': Well, Brave happened hundreds and hundreds of years in the past, before all this, and Ratatouille happened... in France. Like, we have the whole main Pixar story going on, and then meanwhile, in France, there was like...[[BuffySpeak like, a rat that could cook]]. -->'''Soren''': What about WesternAnimation/MonstersInc? -->'''Katie''': Yeah, and WesternAnimation/FindingNemo and WesternAnimation/ABugsLife? -->'''Dan''': Those were... also Pixar movies... who gives a shit what bugs were doing during the robot apocalypse? -->'''Soren''': This really fell apart on you, didn't it? -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. * MythologyGag: In the Rocky episode, Michael imitates a judge. A RunningGag in AgentsOfCracked was that in that series Michael ''was'' a former judge. * NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted by the {{Pokemon}} universe, according to Michael. -->'''Michael''': It's not just that a few people are fine with animal cruelty; the ''entire society's economy'' is based on it. ''(Gives examples)''. -->'''Soren''': You either have to breed or fight or support the breeding and fighting of Pokemon. -->'''Michael''': What happens is that all the power goes to the guy with the strongest Pokemon. You rise to power on the strength of your Pokemen, and you can only be dethroned by a dude with a stronger Pokeman. It's like the Old West, and Ash Ketchum is basically [[{{Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]]. * NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Discussed and deconstructed in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode, where Dan tries to use this to prove that the ''Trek'' universe is actually a CrapsackWorld where human civilization has gone stagnant. He claims that Starfleet is obsessed with discovering new life in outer space because humans in the future have completely lost their sense of creativity and independent thought, and can only experience wonder at ''new'' things by looking for them in other worlds. * NoodleIncident: Michael and Katie's first date. Also the time they had sex. ** Also, Michael's Bio-Dome Theorem. * NoodleImplements: Michael and Katie's lone (possibly) sexual encounter occurred in a bowling alley. Their first date happened after Mike allegedly won the Indy 500, and an allegedly retarded Katie showing up at Mike's dorm room. Obviously, due to Mike's incredible [[ComedicSociopath comedic sociopathy]], it is likely none of this is true, with the possible exception of sex in a bowling alley, if only because it's actually (somewhat) plausible (not to mention in keeping with Mike's malicious nature) and Katie doesn't state otherwise. Still, Katie was more occupied telling Soren and Dan they only had sex once, because Mike referred to the bowling alley as 'the last place we had sex.' * OddFriendship: [[LovableJock Jockish]], [[MrFanservice handsome]], sometimes dim Soren and [[{{Nerd}} nerdy]], [[ButtMonkey unlucky]] Dan seem to be the closest out of the group of four. * OhCrap: Dan has this is the Mario episode. -->'''Dan''': Every pipe is a former inhabitant that Bowser trapped! ''Because he's EVIL!'' -->'''Soren''': Everything? -->'''Dan''': EVERYTHING! EVIL! -->'''Soren''': [[WhamLine Every]] ''[[WhamLine brick]]''[[WhamLine ?]] -->'''Dan''': Y- Ah. Ahhhhhhhh. -->'''Soren''': So, whereas I thought Mario was just showing up and destroying a kingdom like a terrorist, what you're actually saying that he was murdering all those people and stealing the gold coins from their ''corpses''! That brick was probably somebody's son, Daniel. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aversion stipulated to in their discussion of the merits of a ZombieApocalypse as a doomsday scenario. --> '''Waitress''': Doesn't that kinda depend on what kind of zombies you're talking about? ''(loud, collective groan)'' --> '''Soren''': There's only one type of zombie. --> '''Waitress''': No, I mean if you're talking about the 28 Days Later type of zombie- --> '''Dan and Soren''': The slow, mindless, disorganized zombies. ''(Katie and Michael imitate Romero zombies)''. --> '''Waitress''': There's a lot of other- --> '''Dan''': '''OKAY!''' If you're going to get into every Tom, Dick and rage virus reimagining, we will be here all night. Romero zombies are the ''only'' zombies. We literally '''cannot''' advance this conversation otherwise. ''(waitress looks enormously hurt, leaves).'' --> '''Michael''': And you've driven another woman away from us. * PowerUpFood: What Michael thought Bowser planned for Peach. --> '''Mike''': Are you sure he loves her? I thought he was going to devour her Peach flesh, to get...princess powers, or something. --> '''Dan''': No, he does love her. They say as much in SuperMarioSunshine. * ProgressivelyPrettier: Katie starts showing more skin as the series has gone on. * ProtagonistCentredMorality: Raised in the discussion of ''FerrisBuellersDayOff''; when everyone challenges Dan when he claims it's the worst high school in 1980s movies, he points out that they're assuming it'd be great because they're ''also'' assuming they'd be Ferris instead of one of the minor characters. * TheQuisling: Michael gleefully admits that, if a ZombieApocalypse occurred, he would trade his friends to the zombies in exchange for his own life. * RealityEnsues: In their discussion on rom-coms, Michael([[DumbassHasAPoint very accurately]], I might add) points out that the easy part of a relationship, which is the one that rom-coms cover and nothing else, is falling in love, and that people fall in love by accident with terrible people all the time... Cue illustrations of AmyWinehouse with Pete Doherty, Tina Turner with Ike Turner, {{Rihanna}} with ChrisBrown and KurtCobain with CourtneyLove. * ReedRichardsIsUseless: Michael points out that if Spiderman patented his web-shooters and sold the technology to the police, it would make things better for ''everyone''. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: Discussed in a debate about the best single superpower. --> '''Soren''': That's the problem with any one power. Without the whole suite, they just suck. * RonTheDeathEater: Lampshaded [[{{Invoked}} in-universe]] by Soren in the ''Batman'' and ''James Bond'' episodes, when he points out with some frustration that he seems to be the only one of the group willing to defend the guys who routinely risk their lives trying to protect innocent people from psychotic murderous maniacs while the others keep trying to find ways to view them in the worst possible light. * RunningGag: Michael accusing the others of having aspergers in the Batman episode. ** And throwing sugar packets on the table and asking them how many it was, ala {{Rainman}} ** Someone will inevitably be about to take a bite of their food whenever bodily fluids are discussed. ** Dan finding some way to include ''{{Spiderman}}'' into ''any'' conversation. ** Dan doing a terrible impression of someone (it's usually ''the same voice every time''), and Soren thinking that it's spot-on. [[/folder]] [[folder:S-Z]] * SchmuckBait: Scientology for Michael. -->'''Michael''': Scien what now? -->'''Dan.''': No. No, impossible. -->'''Katie''': You've never heard of Scientology? -->'''Michael''': I've ''heard'' of it! It's like a science show, right? Yuck. -->'''Soren''': Uh, actually, it's science fiction. You'd like it. -->'''Katie''': Yeah! It's about a few simple rules that could help form a perfect utopia. Just if we can overcome the evil aliens trying to thwart us. -->'''Dan''': I think Beck's one. -->'''Michael''': Wow! I am, like, super down for this! What do I do? -->'''Soren''': You know what, you paid, so I will do you a favor and set you up with one of their reps. It's called an e-reading. It's very exclusive. -->'''Michael''': You're a ''good friend''. Wai- I don't have to read a lot, do I? -->'''Soren''': No, you don't have to read at all. They do all the reading for you. -->'''Michael''': You're a '''good friend'''. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Dan and Michael decide to (quietly) leave the diner as Soren and Katie's argument near the end of "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham" gets more and more heated (although, they should've stayed [[SlapSlapKiss a bit longer]]). * SeinfeldianConversation: The show revolves around this trope. * SexBot: Dan had one, kinda. --> '''Michael''': Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics. --> '''Dan''': First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times. --> '''Soren''': And not one of us ''ever asked''. * ShoutOut: ** In ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure'', Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for [[Series/DoctorWho Martha Jones]] Lincoln. ** The "Robot spider!" aside in "Why the Scariest Sci-Fi Robot Uprising Has Already Begun" has a conference room full of robots given their thumbs up - including [[Videogame/MassEffect3 EDI]]. ** In the Batman episode, a chart illustrating Wayne Enterprises' business profits is accompanied by the charts of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Umbrella Corporation]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]], and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Blue Sun]]. * TheSingularity: Comes up in a conversation about the scariest robots in movies. --> '''Katie''': When robots become smart the first problem that they try and solve is how to make robots smarter. And a few minutes later they're so much smarter than us we can't even begin to comprehend the ways that they're gonna kill us. --> '''Michael''': Yeah, that's called Judgement Day. So "The Singularity" is just the math-y name for the death-metal album cover of an apocalypse that ''is'' Terminator? And you guys choose to use the math name... * SoapboxSadie: Katie's criticisms of Batman and James Bond take on this edge. * StrawNihilist: There are a fair number of implications that Soren is this. He fears weakness, believes he is an Ubermensch, shows little empathy for others, and it's been theorized that the working class is "invisible" to him. ** Dan accuses him of "letting the inner Aryan out" when he supports executing anyone [[Literature/HarryPotter sorted into Slytherin House]]. ** In the superpowers discussion, Soren actually uses the term Ubermensch. * StupidSexyFlanders: Benjamin Franklin, according to Dan, was a '''Pimp!''' ** Spider-Man is ''very'' seductive. ** Dan rails against the "handsome, blond shithead" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' who gets the girl and wasn't in the book. The whole time he's pointing his thumb at Soren, who waggles his eyebrows and grins. * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: The {{Pixar}} episode has the four maliciously destroy each other's food for no particular reason. Katie dumps Dan's milkshake on his plate, Dan takes Mike's chicken leg and drops it in Soren's soup, and Soren, deciding that this means ''no one'' gets to eat, pours the soup on Katie's meal. Dan eventually gives in and attempts to drink his milkshake off the rest of his food with a straw, however. * TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Dan's flash cards are prepared for ''literally everything'', down to Michael's insults. * TimeStop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. * TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Discussed in "4 TV Ads that Depict Terrifying Alternate Universes," where the group discusses how you would probably become the [[NormalFishInATinyPond smartest person in the world if you lived in the world of infomercials as yourself]]. ** Same video also displayed the UnfortunateImplications brought on in other types of commercials - for instance: *** Car commercials that show a car on empty roads, which works well until you realize you're the ''only car'' out there. *** Yogurt commercials and womens' health products (decongestants, anti-histemenes, fiber) all show dressed down women who look like they just rolled out of bed. Plus the women in the yogurt commercials apparently just want spouses who don't know what yogurt is, and seem to keep it a secret as hard as possible, "men who will sleep through their colds and be amazed at air freshener technology." *** Allergy ads: when these people get allergies, their body turns blurry, and colds make the world turn black and white. *** Alcohol ads: everyone seems to party all the time and the only people who even do any sort of work are the bartenders. * UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music. --> '''Dan''': Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (bewildered)''': Okay...so you're saying...? --> '''Michael''': '''Black people invented hoverboards!''' --> '''Dan''': Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and ''crafting black history.'' ''(Gives examples)''. --> '''Michael''': I would watch that movie. --> '''Dan''': All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (conceding)''': Okay... --> '''Michael''': Huh. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Why do you know what year the civil rights movement started?]] --> '''Dan''': [[BerserkButton Why do you not?!]] * UnsoundEffect: '''Asperger's!''' * VitriolicBestBuds: '''Everyone.''' * WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Everyone briefly reveals, via internal thoughts, their worst fears, in "4 Terrifying Psychology Lessons Behind Movie Monsters". Dan's afraid of being alone, Soren fears growing old, Katie fears death, and Michael fears getting a std. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Voldemort. --> '''Soren''': Wizards are supernatural. What good's a ''Muggle'' gonna do? --> '''Mike''': [[WeHaveReserves There's a bunch of us]], and we have [[CoolAirship helicarriers]] and assault rifles. We killed [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hitler, Hussein, and Houdini]]. You think we can't nuke [[BuffySpeak "Volter-man"]] into next week? --> '''Katie''': [[AGodAmI He has limitless dark power!]] --> '''Mike''': [[AwesomeButImpractical That he has to aim through a wand]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill We can shoot people with a thousand rockets. From space]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking With iPhones.]] * WhatIf: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War. --> '''Michael''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Did that happen?]] [[ButtMonkey You're the only one that would know]]. --> '''Katie''': Wait, wasn't that what ThePatriot was about? * WildMassGuessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode. --> '''Dan''': The logistics of warp speed. --> '''Michael''': No. --> '''Soren''': The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet. --> '''Dan''': Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince. --> '''Michael''': No to both. --> '''Katie (sitting down)''': Okay...something about Star Wars. --> '''Dan (ignoring Katie)''': Jawas as a metaphor for the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]]...somehow. --> '''Michael''': No, but that's a good idea. --> '''Dan''': No, it's not. --> '''Soren''': If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only TheForce. --> '''Dan''': Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens. --> '''Soren (responding to sub-question)''': No. --> '''Katie''': Okay, so what specifically- --> '''Dan''': Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crewmembers have [[EvilBrit British accents]]. --> '''Michael (with a flourish)''': Nay! --> '''Soren''': Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an animal. --> '''Michael''': ''(Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).'' --> '''Soren''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Dan''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Michael''': Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is- --> '''Katie''': Oh! Women! --> '''Michael''': Nailed it. * TheWoobie: [[invoked]] One of Katie's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] for Bowser. Challenged by Michael. --> '''Katie''': So he ''loves her'', but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from Literature/OfMiceAndMen. --> '''Mike''': '''Except covered in spikes!''' ''(Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a bag of chips]].)'' * WrongGenreSavvy: Soren demonstrates this when discussing the alternate universe of Quentin Tarantino movies. He believes he's best qualified to survive in the world of the films because of his experience with guns and his strong self-preservation instinct. The others point out that you need to be a different kind of sociopath than he is to survive. * YaoiFan: ''Soren'' of all people, but when Dan brings up ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim. * ZombieApocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario. --> '''Soren''': It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people. --> '''Michael''': Who you also dominate. --> [''then, later''] -->'''Dan''': Well, Katie nobody ''wants'' a zombie apocalypse. --> '''Soren''': Really? Because it's all I can think about, now... [[/folder]] ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterhours_308.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Starting from the left: [[ClosetGeek Soren]], [[ButtMonkey Dan]], [[MsFanservice Katie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]].]] ''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by Website/{{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner after the Cracked.com workday has ended. Starring Cracked writers Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves,[[note]]Albeit [[StrawCharacter highly exaggerated]] versions of themselves[[/note]] the series mainly draws humor from [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture. The show is [[http://www.cracked.com/members/AfterHours/ currently ongoing]], although new episodes are posted rather sporadically. Not to be confused with the 1985 BlackComedy of the [[Film/AfterHours same name]]. ---- !!Examples: [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:A-F]] * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: The reason why mind-reading is panned as the ultimate superpower. -->'''Katie:''' I mean, I only get to hear like three percent of what people are thinking and I already hate almost everyone. If I could read minds, I'd probably just end up knocking motherfuckers out. * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Discussed frequently.]] Examples include: ** Declaring [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] mother Lorraine to be a hardcore sadist who can only orgasm when danger is involved. ---> '''Katie''': First we learn that Lorraine is like a danger-slut. She only falls for George in the first place because he's injured, and then in the alternate past, Marty gets injured and she falls for him. ---> '''Soren''': That's the basic plot of the movie, yeah. ** Saying [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] would be a better {{Spider-Man}} than Peter Parker. ** Also... ---> '''Katie (to Soren)''': ''Why don't you just admit that Franchise/{{Batman}} is a violent, malajusted sociopath who's using his parents' death as an excuse to work out his aggression!?'' ** {{Mario}} is a douche with a moustache, and Princess Peach would be better off with Bowser. --->'''Katie''': He maintains ''seven'' '''functioning''' ''castles''. Do you have any idea how long that takes? ** [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo]] = [[SexAndTheCity Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha]] = [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Dan, Soren, Katie, Michael, respectively.]] ** Leia as a terrorist. ---> '''Soren''': She invaded a kingdom, stole his property, and destroyed Jabba. She's a terrorist. ** The group eventually comes to the conclusion that Mr. Belding from ''SavedByTheBell'' had an obsession with Zack Morris and killed his girlfriends. ** Claiming that Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is a sociopathic thrill-junkie that only cares about humiliating Robotnik, who is actually a benevolent inventor that builds protective robot suits for animals in order to keep them safe. ** Apparently, [[Franchise/StarTrek the Federation]] is a stagnant dystopia that goes around screwing with alien cultures out of boredom. ** Subverted [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18619_4-disney-movie-villains-who-were-right-all-along.html here]]. After Katie makes a seemingly convincing case that Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is only looking out for Ariel by trying to teach her that life is hard and that you need to sacrifice to gain what you want and succeed (in comparison with King Triton's bullying [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective]] authoritarianism), Soren completely undercuts this by pointing out that even if this is true Ursula cheated by hypnotising Eric with her magic, thus completely [[BrokenAesop undermining her own lesson]] and still making her the villain. ** In the same episode, Michael points out that in any other story, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] would be the hero: he's rescuing a girl suffering from StockholmSyndrome from an abusive Beast. Sure, he locks up her father in an insane asylum...but, well, he ''is'' crazy. * AndThatsTerrible: Katie notes that in ''{{Footloose}}'', people's idea of a good time involved punching women, and a voiceover adds, "Not Cool!" * AnthropomorphicFood: Soren proposes turning {{Pokemon}} into this to avoid discussing religion with Michael. -->'''Soren''': We're not going to talk about religion, are we? -->'''Michael''': Yes, or Pokemon again. -->'''Soren''': All right, which Pokemon would taste the best? -->'''Michael''': AWESOME! -->'''Katie''': Jigglypuff! -->'''Michael''': Jig-! Yeah, I was gonna say Jigglypuff. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, I'm [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just gonna leave]]. * AspergerSyndrome: Michael, in true CloudCuckooLander form, assumes that everyone has Asperger's in the Batman episode for no reason whatsoever. He tries to 'verify' their Asperger's by tossing a random number of coffee sweeteners to the floor of the diner or onto the table and demanding that his victim (in order: Dan, Katie, and Soren) tell him how many he threw. In TheStinger, editor Cody Johnston shows up in a cameo and demands of Katie and Soren (who just had a SlapSlapKiss moment) who put 31 sugar packs on the floor. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Michael and Katie. Despite their [[NoodleIncident history]], his obnoxiousness and her standoffishness, she (visibly) finds his antics and sense of humor occasionally adorable, and he seems to go out of his way to entertain (and annoy; almost alternating between the two) her. * BarbieDollAnatomy: Mike uses this as a point against Bowser. --> '''Dan''': He's an ugly rage monster. --> '''Michael''': No genitals! * BatmanGambit: Soren has a minor one, and in the [[MetaFiction Batman episode]], no less. --> '''Soren''': The winner of this conversation will be the first person to say 'Batman's the best' and 'You're an idiot.' --> '''Mike''': Batman's the best! A- --> '''Soren (deadpan)''': You're an idiot, I already said it. I've already won, or [[BatmanGambit Batmanned]], this conversation. * BelligerentSexualTension: Katie and Soren have this in spades in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1sIwCLtIc "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham"]] episode. [[spoiler: However, after they both snap and [[SlapSlapKiss make out for a few seconds]], things quickly go [[JustFriends back to normal.]]]] Also with Michael. [[NoodleIncident They dated and had sex at least once.]] [[NeverLiveItDown Mike refuses to let her forget it.]] ** Katie and Soren have it again in the "5 Reasons James Bond Might Be The Worst Spy Ever," but Michael [[AlmostKiss ruins the moment.]] * BerserkButton: The live-action Mario movie is a big one for Dan. --> '''Katie''': He (Bowser) was a T-Rex in...''(realizes what she just said, looks horrified)'' nothing! ''(Soren and Mike look shocked, Dan goes berserk)''. --> '''Dan''': '''IN THE MOTHERFUCKING 1993 LIVE-ACTION MOVIE?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GONNA SAY?!?!''' --> '''Katie''': I'm sorry, I forgot myself ''(hangs head in shame)''. --> '''Mike''': He's just mad because they made Toad a goomba ''(rolls eyes)''. --> '''Dan''': '''I'm mad because it SUCKED and it's inadmissible evidence in this conversation.''' ** Dan spends the entire SpiderMan (his idol) episode trying not to engage, but finally loses it and has a breakdown, because Peter Parker's ThisLoserIsYou persona hits a little too close to home for him. *** Specifically, while he manages to bite his tongue throughout the episode while still visibly seething with hurt rage, it's when Michael dismissively refers to Peter Parker 'having fun' as Spider-Man that sets him off. ** Soren also loses it after Katie disses Batman for just a bit too long. * BlackComedyRape: Michael greedily threatening to rape Christopher Columbus in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. Including a diagram of a [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube Goldberg-style]] Rape Machine that would take days to work. * BlatantLies: Dan exploits his reputation for knowing obscure shit in the Indiana Jones episode to pull off a BatmanGambit and foist this gem on the gang without (factual) objection: -->'''Dan''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke Edmund Burke]] said "Indiana Jones caused the Holocaust." ** Not exactly - he was just elaborating on Soren's using Burke's quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing", and extrapolating that into how the [[RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of the Covenant]] could have stopped WWII dead in its tracks. * ButtMonkey: Daniel, and he knows it. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, either, or is at very least long resigned to it. --> '''Soren''': You've all been zombies for weeks, ''(points at Dan)'' months for some of you. --> '''Dan''': Sure. * CallBack: ** In the Cereal Mascots episode, Michael does an impression of Count Chocula. He later dresses as Count Chocula in the Halloween episode. ** Also, in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael (to Soren)''': '''All of the stuff you said about Batman''' (flashback of Soren angrily defending Batman to Katie plays), '''man, but now, about THIS!''' ** In the James Bond episode Soren complains about again being the only guy defending a character who single-handedly thwarts maniacal supervillains on a regular basis. This is again a callback to the Batman episode. He and Katie almost repeat their SlapSlapKiss moment from that episode as well, but [[MomentKiller Michael interrupts them this time.]] ** In the Romantic Comedy episode: -->'''Soren''': Yes! ''Film/PrettyWoman'' is a perfect example! Or...or watch ''Film/MaidInManhattan''! Or ''Series/SexAndTheCity''!\\ '''Michael''': OK, no. Fool me once... ** In the Literature/HarryPotter episode, Daniel complains that he is locked out of the conversation because he has neither read the books or seen the movies. Later on, in the episode where they discus fictional afterlives, he displays knowledge of Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows. The others look surprised, and he admits he watched all eight movies in a single sitting [[CrazyPrepared just in case it ever came up again]]. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Discussed in "Six Creepiest Sitcom Characters" with everyone coming up for reasons why [[FamilyMatters Judy Winslow]] and [[SavedByTheBell all of Zack's girlfriends]] disappeared. They eventually decided that Carl and Principal Belding murdered them all. * ComedicSociopathy: Again, Michael, and again, so, so very much. --> '''Soren''': Dan, I'm a survivor. I play to win. I can't risk your slowing me down, or you (to Katie) falling in love with me, or you (to Michael) trying to trade me to the zombies in exchange for leniency. --> '''Mike''': I was just thinking that exact thing. ** Another example: --->'''Katie''': Oh my God, don't even get me started on ForrestGump! You wanna talk about a creepy rape scene? --->'''Soren''': *shrug* --->'''Dan:''': Not really. --->'''Mike''': Yeah, alright. * CloudCuckooLander: And yet again, Michael. And, yet again, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': Gordon and Batman both work hard to help the world. But only one of them has to file paperwork and obey the system, while the other one gets to expense smoke bombs and plow Catwoman, and it has nothing to do with who worked harder! --> '''Michael''': Whaaat? You guys [[ComicallyMissingThePoint don't expense smoke bombs?]] How ''(falters under castmates' looks of derision)''...how are you paying for your smoke bombs? ** The guy eats hot dogs with chocolate sauce. Doesn't get any weirder than that. * TheCameo: Cody Johnston, one of Cracked's top editors, appears as a waiter in the Batman episode. * ClosetGeek: Soren. He changed out of his ComicCon costume before meeting up with the others because he's [[LampshadeHanging not "out" yet.]] * CrazyPrepared. Katie and Soren in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael''': Jesus, they are spending a lot of time in the jump-man era. --> '''Dan''': They came a lot more prepared that I thought they would. I '''told''' you we should have had cards! --> '''Michael''': Fuck your cards. --> [''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Katie then pulls out index cards]] and starts reading from them, which causes Dan to glare at Michael''] * CringeComedy: ** The gang describing their various pop culture sexual fantasies at the beginning of the Indiana Jones episode. Especially Katie's. It's ''awful'' - particularly her description of how Indy [[WhipItGood would use his whip]]. -->'''Dan:''' [[NoJustNoReaction Stop! Just, stop!]] [[{{Squick}} God...]] -->'''Michael:''' Yeah, plus, [[RealityEnsues I think that handle's all inter-woven leather and jungle grime]], so you don't want to go there. ** They also seem to expect this from Michael. Take this gem (keep in mind they're in a public diner): --->'''Daniel:''' Why don't you tell us [why [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] would be grossed out by sex with Eric], in a voice that I'm sure will be 10% too loud for everyone's comfort?\\ '''Michael:''' ''FISH SEX IS INSERTION-FREE!!!''\\ '''Daniel:''' ''*winces*'' There it is. * CozyCatastrophe: They spend an episode debating which catastrophe would be the coziest. They conclude that the most fun, and most peaceful one, would be an asteroid that would without a doubt destroy everyone, so there'd be no reason to panic and nobody to fight. * DeconstructorFleet: The foursome regularly takes apart various topics in their discussions. Is the hero really that much of a hero? Are the ideals presented that ideal? Are our villains so unsympathetic? All deconstructed each episode (more or less). * [[DisposableFiance Disposable Girlfriend]]: Pauline, Mario's girlfriend in Donkey Kong. --> '''Soren''': The first time that we meet Mario in Donkey Kong, what's he doing? --> '''Dan''': Jumping over barrels and fighting a giant monkey. --> '''Michael''': '''To save Peach!''' So that they can share delicious ape steak. --> '''Soren''': ''No.'' Because Peach ''wasn't in Donkey Kong.'' The girl in the cage was only introduced as Pauline, his girlfriend. --> '''Katie''': Oh, and then when he's done saving her, he ''either cheats on her or dumps her and moves on to save Peach!'' * DisproportionateRetribution: Soren's solution for [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes clowns]]. -->'''Katie''': All right, ''Soren'', I think we all recall, from you behavior at last year's screening of the movie {{It}}, your nightmare twig-snapper ''is a clown''. -->'''Soren''': Okay, I have proven time and again that I can control clowns by putting them into a [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge choke-hold]]. * DoubleEntendre: Katie has a subtle one. --> '''Katie''': Okay, I will concede that [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] selection is ''seminal'' to young boys.. ** She has a long series of much less subtle ones about having sex with Indiana Jones * DumbassHasAPoint: The ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode. Mike, [[ComedicSociopathy of all people]], points out how, other than Leia, there are no female role models in the original movies. Katie and Soren both grudgingly agree that his apocalypse is the best, eventually forcing Dan to go along. Katie's analysis of the four ninja turtles as each representing one of the four humors lends credence to Michael's theory that your favorite ninja turtle reflects your personality. Michael has this more frequently than the others, especially Dan, would like to admit. ** Probably the best example is in the ''Which Apocalypse Would Be The Most Fun'' episode. Mike comes up with a winner: an asteroid that is going to kill everyone, so there's nobody to fight and nowhere to waste energy on running to. The only thing to do is to "bone." The others have no way of finding a flaw in this but are unable to concede the point because Mike is putting it in such ''terribly offensive'' terms that it repulses them. * EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The "Which [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]] Would Be the Most Fun?" episode. The winner? An [[ColonyDrop asteroid]] that is without a doubt going to destroy Earth. The reason? EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, of course! -->'''Michael:''' No one's running, no one's fighting 'cause there's nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide. So what do we do? ''Bone.'' ** He even namedrops the trope: -->'''Michael:''' It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel like sticking it in stuff. -->'''Katie:''' That's not how the song goes. --> [''everyone concedes that Michael won''] --> '''Dan''': [''referring back to DumbassHasAPoint, above''] I feel terrible about what just happened. --> '''Michael''': That's what she'll say! * ExpandedUniverse: Mike mocks Dan for his knowledge of Star Wars' extended universe, and forbids all EU material from their discussion of how Star Wars is terrifying for women. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Daniel is unrepentant about his lust for Benjamin Franklin in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. ** Dan also has a ''very'' noticable crush on Spiderman...which becomes weird, when you consider [[ScrewYourself that he once dresses as Spidey for Comic-Con]]. This is an extension of a [[OverlyLongGag long]] [[RunningGag running gag]] on Website/{{Cracked}} in general that Dan is so similar to Peter Parker (turbo-nerd, socially awkward, etc.) that one might reasonably conclude that he's also Spiderman. * FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] Enforced in the Mario episode, where Katie brings up the live action movie, to the chagrin of Dan, Michael and Soren. Despite the fact that the waitress is clearly that film's version of Daisy. --> '''Katie:''' I'm sorry, I forgot myself. ** Among the ground rules Soren set for "The 3 Worst Lessons Taught by 80s Sports Movies"[[note]]It actually only concerns the [[Film/{{Rocky}}]] franchise.[[/note]] was that "'Rocky 5' and '6'[[note]]"Rocky Balboa"[[/note]] ''never happened''". * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Discussed in the "Which Teenage Mutant Turtle Would You Want To Be" episode? ** [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]] (sanguine), [[ClosetGeek Soren]] (melancholic), [[MegaNekko Katie]] (choleric), and [[ButtMonkey Dan]] (phlegmatic). * FreezeFrameBonus: Pick just about anything Michael's Brain (illustrated by [[{{WebComic/Subnormality}} Winston Rowntree]]) comes up with and hit pause to find a ton of referential humor. * FreudianSlip: From Katie; also possibly AccidentalInnuendo. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, but they ({{HBO}}) have MichaelMann and DavidSimon to make their shows. They're not gonna listen to a bunch of internet comedy dicks ''in'' their sexy friend. * FridgeHorror: Another staple of the show. [[invoked]] ** A good example of this is the gang naming [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] high school as the worst '80s high school of all time. -->'''DOB:''' You go to a high school that comes to a grinding halt the minute one kid calls in sick. At best, it's a benevolent dictatorship. At worst, it's frigging Jonestown, except your cult leader is a seventeen-year-old who dresses like a lesbian. ** Lots and lots of examples from the "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities", like how in feminine product commercials all women seem to secrete windshield wiper fluid instead of y'know, blood. ** Also [[InvertedTrope inverts]] fridge horror, of all things. --> "...do you realize what you just did? You've actually made horror... '''boring'''." * FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Why Mario is Secretly a Douchebag" their waitress looks like Peach and a guy who looks like Mario is working the grill. ** And in the Indiana Jones one, someone dressed like Indiana Jones is in the background. [[/folder]] [[folder:G-L]] * GeniusDitz: Michael, so very much. * GettingHotInHere: Katie takes off her jacket, revealing tank top and bra straps, and then her glasses when her argument with Soren about Batman gets really intense, leaving Michael bemused and Dan terrified. When Soren finally gives up, they release some of their BelligerentSexualTension with a kiss. * HehHehYouSaidX: Michael in the bathroom with Dan and Soren. --> '''Soren (trying to pee)''': Dan, I ''really'' don't want to talk about here. --> '''Dan (pacing back and forth behind Soren)''': What, did General Mills do a bunch of studies to demonstrate what kids are gonna respond to? And if they did do polls- --> '''Michael (from the adjacent stall, magazine covering genitals)''': '''HA!''' "They ''did'' polls!" ** And, in the Mario episode: -->'''Katie''': Even when he's the protagonist, Mario's still a dick with a mustache. ''(Soren, Dan, and Michael picture mustachioed cocks while giggling)''. * HypocriticalHumor: Dan to Katie. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. -->'''Michael''': I'm still totally cocked, buddy. -->'''Katie''': Oh, my God, he is. -->'''Dan''': Thanks, man. -->'''Michael''': All cocked up, whatever we wanna do. -->'''Soren''': Are we getting cocked up? I didn't realize... -->'''Dan''': We're gonna get cocked up. -->'''Katie''': I...can't do that, guys. Can I get vagged up? -->'''Dan''': No, don't be gross. * HypotheticalCasting: Discussed in the apocalypse episode, for Film/IndependenceDay. --> '''Michael''': Hey, if Dan's [[Creator/JeffGoldblum Goldblum]], does that make me Will Smith? --> '''Dan''': No, Soren is Will Smith. You're Randy Quaid. --> '''Michael''': That's distasteful. --> '''Katie (to Michael)''': If you make me the alien, I will punch you in the throat. --> '''Michael (considering)''': [[BestKnownForTheFanservice There's a stripper in that movie]]. --> '''Dan''': There it is! You're the stripper. ''(Katie [[FacePalm facepalms]])'' --> '''Katie''': I've never been a stripper! Why w- --> '''Soren''': Yeah, I think she's the wife of Will Smith in that, so you're not doing ''too'' bad. --> '''Katie''': She's a ''stripper.'' --> '''Dan''': She's still a stripper. ** In a similar vein, Katie gets annoyed in during the group's discussion of Ferris Bueller when the guys decide to cast her as the "hooker nurse" who shows up briefly at one point. * IllBeInMyBunk: Michael pulls this in the Ninja Turtles episode. He feels the need to drop everything and run to Blockbuster once somebody clues him in about "pseudo-porn for women" (also known as ''SexAndTheCity''). -->'''Dan:''' Well, he's in for a disappointing evening. ** Later: --> '''Dan''': So it's really porn for women? --> '''Soren''': It's pseudo-porn. It's not what you think. It's just a bunch of people in boring situations where sometimes nudity happens. --> '''Dan''': I'm not gonna lie. That sounds amazing. * InsistentTerminology: Michael, again. --> '''Katie''': Why does Bowser keep coming back game after game? He rallies enough troops- --> '''Mike''': ''Troopas''. --> '''Katie''': ''(Gives Michael a DeathGlare)'' to create armies- --> '''Mike''': '''Armoopas!''' ''(gives a 'Did I not just make this clear?' shrug to Soren and Dan)''. * KissingCousins: Van-dwelling Cody from StepByStep may have had this with an adoptive relative. -->'''Katie''': You know who's really creepy? Cody from StepByStep. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, but not ''murder'' creepy. -->'''Katie''': He lived in a ''freaking van''. -->'''Dan''': Yeah!...Yeah, he ''did'' that. -->'''Katie''': Patrick Duffy just kept insisting that this eight-foot-tall van dweller was a member of the family, and yet he spent ''all his time'' hitting on his relatives. -->'''Soren''': From the van...that he...lived in. -->'''Dan''': To be fair, he only hit on one relative, and they weren't related by blood. The heart wants what it wants, van or no van. -->'''Soren''': Ideally, ''no van''. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, romancing a family member? '''Still romancing a family member'''. -->'''Michael''': Not [[MichaelDouglas Michael Douglas']] [[RomancingTheStone best film]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:M-R]] * MajorMinorInconvenience: Discussed at length in "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities". * MistakenForRacist: Soren mistakes Michael. -->'''Michael''': Yeah, it's not like he ([[StepByStep Cody]]) was a violent bully! Like your [[FamilyMatters Carl Winslow]] or [[FreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]! -->'''Soren''': Is this where we find out you're a racist? -->'''Michael''': They were '''JERKS'''! Uncle Phil threw his nephew's best friend out the front door on a daily basis! [[AbusiveParents Carl]] was abusive to his son, ''and'' a '''total prick''' to Urkel, moreso than anyone else. Those guys got their kicks from ''physically and verbally abusing their kids' friends!'' * MrFanservice: ''[[http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/9/3/99293.jpg?v=1 Soren.]]'' -->'''Michael:''' You have to ''cull'' your booty call list?\\ '''Soren:''' *grinning* It's actually more of a booty base. *winks at a waitress* ** Trying to find an entirely original premise for a show in ''The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Get Made'', one suggestion is "Screw the Protagonist". The promo that pops up for it consists entirely of Soren winking at the camera. * MsFanservice: Katie, somewhat. In the Comic-Con and Halloween episodes, she wears low-cut cleavage-baring costumes. This is lampshaded in the opening title sequence, featuring four different depictions of the group, one from the mind of each cast member. In Michael's, she wears a stripperific dress and heels (seen in the page picture, an amalgam of the four versions), and in Soren's she wears a slinky dress. In Katie's, [[DefiedTrope on the other hand]], she's a bitter-looking spinster, and in Dan's she's a [[ZigZaggedTrope nun]]. * MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The main Creator/{{Pixar}} storyline and France: -->'''Katie''': Waaait a minute... what about WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} or {{Brave}}? -->'''Dan''': Well, Brave happened hundreds and hundreds of years in the past, before all this, and Ratatouille happened... in France. Like, we have the whole main Pixar story going on, and then meanwhile, in France, there was like...[[BuffySpeak like, a rat that could cook]]. -->'''Soren''': What about WesternAnimation/MonstersInc? -->'''Katie''': Yeah, and WesternAnimation/FindingNemo and WesternAnimation/ABugsLife? -->'''Dan''': Those were... also Pixar movies... who gives a shit what bugs were doing during the robot apocalypse? -->'''Soren''': This really fell apart on you, didn't it? -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. * MythologyGag: In the Rocky episode, Michael imitates a judge. A RunningGag in AgentsOfCracked was that in that series Michael ''was'' a former judge. * NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted by the {{Pokemon}} universe, according to Michael. -->'''Michael''': It's not just that a few people are fine with animal cruelty; the ''entire society's economy'' is based on it. ''(Gives examples)''. -->'''Soren''': You either have to breed or fight or support the breeding and fighting of Pokemon. -->'''Michael''': What happens is that all the power goes to the guy with the strongest Pokemon. You rise to power on the strength of your Pokemen, and you can only be dethroned by a dude with a stronger Pokeman. It's like the Old West, and Ash Ketchum is basically [[{{Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]]. * NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Discussed and deconstructed in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode, where Dan tries to use this to prove that the ''Trek'' universe is actually a CrapsackWorld where human civilization has gone stagnant. He claims that Starfleet is obsessed with discovering new life in outer space because humans in the future have completely lost their sense of creativity and independent thought, and can only experience wonder at ''new'' things by looking for them in other worlds. * NoodleIncident: Michael and Katie's first date. Also the time they had sex. ** Also, Michael's Bio-Dome Theorem. * NoodleImplements: Michael and Katie's lone (possibly) sexual encounter occurred in a bowling alley. Their first date happened after Mike allegedly won the Indy 500, and an allegedly retarded Katie showing up at Mike's dorm room. Obviously, due to Mike's incredible [[ComedicSociopath comedic sociopathy]], it is likely none of this is true, with the possible exception of sex in a bowling alley, if only because it's actually (somewhat) plausible (not to mention in keeping with Mike's malicious nature) and Katie doesn't state otherwise. Still, Katie was more occupied telling Soren and Dan they only had sex once, because Mike referred to the bowling alley as 'the last place we had sex.' * OddFriendship: [[LovableJock Jockish]], [[MrFanservice handsome]], sometimes dim Soren and [[{{Nerd}} nerdy]], [[ButtMonkey unlucky]] Dan seem to be the closest out of the group of four. * OhCrap: Dan has this is the Mario episode. -->'''Dan''': Every pipe is a former inhabitant that Bowser trapped! ''Because he's EVIL!'' -->'''Soren''': Everything? -->'''Dan''': EVERYTHING! EVIL! -->'''Soren''': [[WhamLine Every]] ''[[WhamLine brick]]''[[WhamLine ?]] -->'''Dan''': Y- Ah. Ahhhhhhhh. -->'''Soren''': So, whereas I thought Mario was just showing up and destroying a kingdom like a terrorist, what you're actually saying that he was murdering all those people and stealing the gold coins from their ''corpses''! That brick was probably somebody's son, Daniel. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aversion stipulated to in their discussion of the merits of a ZombieApocalypse as a doomsday scenario. --> '''Waitress''': Doesn't that kinda depend on what kind of zombies you're talking about? ''(loud, collective groan)'' --> '''Soren''': There's only one type of zombie. --> '''Waitress''': No, I mean if you're talking about the 28 Days Later type of zombie- --> '''Dan and Soren''': The slow, mindless, disorganized zombies. ''(Katie and Michael imitate Romero zombies)''. --> '''Waitress''': There's a lot of other- --> '''Dan''': '''OKAY!''' If you're going to get into every Tom, Dick and rage virus reimagining, we will be here all night. Romero zombies are the ''only'' zombies. We literally '''cannot''' advance this conversation otherwise. ''(waitress looks enormously hurt, leaves).'' --> '''Michael''': And you've driven another woman away from us. * PowerUpFood: What Michael thought Bowser planned for Peach. --> '''Mike''': Are you sure he loves her? I thought he was going to devour her Peach flesh, to get...princess powers, or something. --> '''Dan''': No, he does love her. They say as much in SuperMarioSunshine. * ProgressivelyPrettier: Katie starts showing more skin as the series has gone on. * ProtagonistCentredMorality: Raised in the discussion of ''FerrisBuellersDayOff''; when everyone challenges Dan when he claims it's the worst high school in 1980s movies, he points out that they're assuming it'd be great because they're ''also'' assuming they'd be Ferris instead of one of the minor characters. * TheQuisling: Michael gleefully admits that, if a ZombieApocalypse occurred, he would trade his friends to the zombies in exchange for his own life. * RealityEnsues: In their discussion on rom-coms, Michael([[DumbassHasAPoint very accurately]], I might add) points out that the easy part of a relationship, which is the one that rom-coms cover and nothing else, is falling in love, and that people fall in love by accident with terrible people all the time... Cue illustrations of AmyWinehouse with Pete Doherty, Tina Turner with Ike Turner, {{Rihanna}} with ChrisBrown and KurtCobain with CourtneyLove. * ReedRichardsIsUseless: Michael points out that if Spiderman patented his web-shooters and sold the technology to the police, it would make things better for ''everyone''. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: Discussed in a debate about the best single superpower. --> '''Soren''': That's the problem with any one power. Without the whole suite, they just suck. * RonTheDeathEater: Lampshaded [[{{Invoked}} in-universe]] by Soren in the ''Batman'' and ''James Bond'' episodes, when he points out with some frustration that he seems to be the only one of the group willing to defend the guys who routinely risk their lives trying to protect innocent people from psychotic murderous maniacs while the others keep trying to find ways to view them in the worst possible light. * RunningGag: Michael accusing the others of having aspergers in the Batman episode. ** And throwing sugar packets on the table and asking them how many it was, ala {{Rainman}} ** Someone will inevitably be about to take a bite of their food whenever bodily fluids are discussed. ** Dan finding some way to include ''{{Spiderman}}'' into ''any'' conversation. ** Dan doing a terrible impression of someone (it's usually ''the same voice every time''), and Soren thinking that it's spot-on. [[/folder]] [[folder:S-Z]] * SchmuckBait: Scientology for Michael. -->'''Michael''': Scien what now? -->'''Dan.''': No. No, impossible. -->'''Katie''': You've never heard of Scientology? -->'''Michael''': I've ''heard'' of it! It's like a science show, right? Yuck. -->'''Soren''': Uh, actually, it's science fiction. You'd like it. -->'''Katie''': Yeah! It's about a few simple rules that could help form a perfect utopia. Just if we can overcome the evil aliens trying to thwart us. -->'''Dan''': I think Beck's one. -->'''Michael''': Wow! I am, like, super down for this! What do I do? -->'''Soren''': You know what, you paid, so I will do you a favor and set you up with one of their reps. It's called an e-reading. It's very exclusive. -->'''Michael''': You're a ''good friend''. Wai- I don't have to read a lot, do I? -->'''Soren''': No, you don't have to read at all. They do all the reading for you. -->'''Michael''': You're a '''good friend'''. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Dan and Michael decide to (quietly) leave the diner as Soren and Katie's argument near the end of "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham" gets more and more heated (although, they should've stayed [[SlapSlapKiss a bit longer]]). * SeinfeldianConversation: The show revolves around this trope. * SexBot: Dan had one, kinda. --> '''Michael''': Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics. --> '''Dan''': First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times. --> '''Soren''': And not one of us ''ever asked''. * ShoutOut: ** In ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure'', Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for [[Series/DoctorWho Martha Jones]] Lincoln. ** The "Robot spider!" aside in "Why the Scariest Sci-Fi Robot Uprising Has Already Begun" has a conference room full of robots given their thumbs up - including [[Videogame/MassEffect3 EDI]]. ** In the Batman episode, a chart illustrating Wayne Enterprises' business profits is accompanied by the charts of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Umbrella Corporation]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]], and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Blue Sun]]. * TheSingularity: Comes up in a conversation about the scariest robots in movies. --> '''Katie''': When robots become smart the first problem that they try and solve is how to make robots smarter. And a few minutes later they're so much smarter than us we can't even begin to comprehend the ways that they're gonna kill us. --> '''Michael''': Yeah, that's called Judgement Day. So "The Singularity" is just the math-y name for the death-metal album cover of an apocalypse that ''is'' Terminator? And you guys choose to use the math name... * SoapboxSadie: Katie's criticisms of Batman and James Bond take on this edge. * StrawNihilist: There are a fair number of implications that Soren is this. He fears weakness, believes he is an Ubermensch, shows little empathy for others, and it's been theorized that the working class is "invisible" to him. ** Dan accuses him of "letting the inner Aryan out" when he supports executing anyone [[Literature/HarryPotter sorted into Slytherin House]]. ** In the superpowers discussion, Soren actually uses the term Ubermensch. * StupidSexyFlanders: Benjamin Franklin, according to Dan, was a '''Pimp!''' ** Spider-Man is ''very'' seductive. ** Dan rails against the "handsome, blond shithead" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' who gets the girl and wasn't in the book. The whole time he's pointing his thumb at Soren, who waggles his eyebrows and grins. * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: The {{Pixar}} episode has the four maliciously destroy each other's food for no particular reason. Katie dumps Dan's milkshake on his plate, Dan takes Mike's chicken leg and drops it in Soren's soup, and Soren, deciding that this means ''no one'' gets to eat, pours the soup on Katie's meal. Dan eventually gives in and attempts to drink his milkshake off the rest of his food with a straw, however. * TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Dan's flash cards are prepared for ''literally everything'', down to Michael's insults. * TimeStop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. * TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Discussed in "4 TV Ads that Depict Terrifying Alternate Universes," where the group discusses how you would probably become the [[NormalFishInATinyPond smartest person in the world if you lived in the world of infomercials as yourself]]. ** Same video also displayed the UnfortunateImplications brought on in other types of commercials - for instance: *** Car commercials that show a car on empty roads, which works well until you realize you're the ''only car'' out there. *** Yogurt commercials and womens' health products (decongestants, anti-histemenes, fiber) all show dressed down women who look like they just rolled out of bed. Plus the women in the yogurt commercials apparently just want spouses who don't know what yogurt is, and seem to keep it a secret as hard as possible, "men who will sleep through their colds and be amazed at air freshener technology." *** Allergy ads: when these people get allergies, their body turns blurry, and colds make the world turn black and white. *** Alcohol ads: everyone seems to party all the time and the only people who even do any sort of work are the bartenders. * UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music. --> '''Dan''': Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (bewildered)''': Okay...so you're saying...? --> '''Michael''': '''Black people invented hoverboards!''' --> '''Dan''': Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and ''crafting black history.'' ''(Gives examples)''. --> '''Michael''': I would watch that movie. --> '''Dan''': All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (conceding)''': Okay... --> '''Michael''': Huh. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Why do you know what year the civil rights movement started?]] --> '''Dan''': [[BerserkButton Why do you not?!]] * UnsoundEffect: '''Asperger's!''' * VitriolicBestBuds: '''Everyone.''' * WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Everyone briefly reveals, via internal thoughts, their worst fears, in "4 Terrifying Psychology Lessons Behind Movie Monsters". Dan's afraid of being alone, Soren fears growing old, Katie fears death, and Michael fears getting a std. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Voldemort. --> '''Soren''': Wizards are supernatural. What good's a ''Muggle'' gonna do? --> '''Mike''': [[WeHaveReserves There's a bunch of us]], and we have [[CoolAirship helicarriers]] and assault rifles. We killed [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hitler, Hussein, and Houdini]]. You think we can't nuke [[BuffySpeak "Volter-man"]] into next week? --> '''Katie''': [[AGodAmI He has limitless dark power!]] --> '''Mike''': [[AwesomeButImpractical That he has to aim through a wand]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill We can shoot people with a thousand rockets. From space]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking With iPhones.]] * WhatIf: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War. --> '''Michael''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Did that happen?]] [[ButtMonkey You're the only one that would know]]. --> '''Katie''': Wait, wasn't that what ThePatriot was about? * WildMassGuessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode. --> '''Dan''': The logistics of warp speed. --> '''Michael''': No. --> '''Soren''': The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet. --> '''Dan''': Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince. --> '''Michael''': No to both. --> '''Katie (sitting down)''': Okay...something about Star Wars. --> '''Dan (ignoring Katie)''': Jawas as a metaphor for the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]]...somehow. --> '''Michael''': No, but that's a good idea. --> '''Dan''': No, it's not. --> '''Soren''': If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only TheForce. --> '''Dan''': Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens. --> '''Soren (responding to sub-question)''': No. --> '''Katie''': Okay, so what specifically- --> '''Dan''': Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crewmembers have [[EvilBrit British accents]]. --> '''Michael (with a flourish)''': Nay! --> '''Soren''': Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an animal. --> '''Michael''': ''(Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).'' --> '''Soren''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Dan''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Michael''': Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is- --> '''Katie''': Oh! Women! --> '''Michael''': Nailed it. * TheWoobie: [[invoked]] One of Katie's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] for Bowser. Challenged by Michael. --> '''Katie''': So he ''loves her'', but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from Literature/OfMiceAndMen. --> '''Mike''': '''Except covered in spikes!''' ''(Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a bag of chips]].)'' * WrongGenreSavvy: Soren demonstrates this when discussing the alternate universe of Quentin Tarantino movies. He believes he's best qualified to survive in the world of the films because of his experience with guns and his strong self-preservation instinct. The others point out that you need to be a different kind of sociopath than he is to survive. * YaoiFan: ''Soren'' of all people, but when Dan brings up ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim. * ZombieApocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario. --> '''Soren''': It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people. --> '''Michael''': Who you also dominate. --> [''then, later''] -->'''Dan''': Well, Katie nobody ''wants'' a zombie apocalypse. --> '''Soren''': Really? Because it's all I can think about, now... [[/folder]] ----[[redirect:WebVideo/AfterHours]]
5th Nov '13 10:24:13 AM Anarquistador
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** In the same episode, Michael points out that in any other story, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] would be the hero: he's rescuing a girl suffering from StockholmSyndrome from an abusive Beast. Sure, he locks up her father in an insane asylum...but, well, he ''is'' crazy.
20th Oct '13 6:18:41 PM SunMushan
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-->'''Michael''': What happens is that all the power goes to the guy with the strongest Pokemon. You rise to power on the strength or your Pokemen, and you can only be dethroned by a dude with a stronger Pokeman. It's like the Old West, and Ash Ketchum is basically [[{{Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]].
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-->'''Michael''': What happens is that all the power goes to the guy with the strongest Pokemon. You rise to power on the strength or of your Pokemen, and you can only be dethroned by a dude with a stronger Pokeman. It's like the Old West, and Ash Ketchum is basically [[{{Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]].
19th Oct '13 8:20:30 PM TinyTedDanson
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''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by Website/{{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner after the Cracked.com workday has ended. Starring Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves (hopefully not entirely; that would mean Michael's a really, really, bad person), the series mainly draws humor from the characters [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture.
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''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by Website/{{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner after the Cracked.com workday has ended. Starring Cracked writers Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves (hopefully not entirely; that would mean Michael's a really, really, bad person), themselves,[[note]]Albeit [[StrawCharacter highly exaggerated]] versions of themselves[[/note]] the series mainly draws humor from the characters [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture.
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[[redirect:WebAnimation/AfterHours]][[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterhours_308.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Starting from the left: [[ClosetGeek Soren]], [[ButtMonkey Dan]], [[MsFanservice Katie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]].]] ''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by Website/{{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner after the Cracked.com workday has ended. Starring Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves (hopefully not entirely; that would mean Michael's a really, really, bad person), the series mainly draws humor from the characters [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture. The show is [[http://www.cracked.com/members/AfterHours/ currently ongoing]], although new episodes are posted rather sporadically. Not to be confused with the 1985 BlackComedy of the [[Film/AfterHours same name]]. ---- !!Examples: [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:A-F]] * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: The reason why mind-reading is panned as the ultimate superpower. -->'''Katie:''' I mean, I only get to hear like three percent of what people are thinking and I already hate almost everyone. If I could read minds, I'd probably just end up knocking motherfuckers out. * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Discussed frequently.]] Examples include: ** Declaring [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] mother Lorraine to be a hardcore sadist who can only orgasm when danger is involved. ---> '''Katie''': First we learn that Lorraine is like a danger-slut. She only falls for George in the first place because he's injured, and then in the alternate past, Marty gets injured and she falls for him. ---> '''Soren''': That's the basic plot of the movie, yeah. ** Saying [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] would be a better {{Spider-Man}} than Peter Parker. ** Also... ---> '''Katie (to Soren)''': ''Why don't you just admit that Franchise/{{Batman}} is a violent, malajusted sociopath who's using his parents' death as an excuse to work out his aggression!?'' ** {{Mario}} is a douche with a moustache, and Princess Peach would be better off with Bowser. --->'''Katie''': He maintains ''seven'' '''functioning''' ''castles''. Do you have any idea how long that takes? ** [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo]] = [[SexAndTheCity Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha]] = [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Dan, Soren, Katie, Michael, respectively.]] ** Leia as a terrorist. ---> '''Soren''': She invaded a kingdom, stole his property, and destroyed Jabba. She's a terrorist. ** The group eventually comes to the conclusion that Mr. Belding from ''SavedByTheBell'' had an obsession with Zack Morris and killed his girlfriends. ** Claiming that Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is a sociopathic thrill-junkie that only cares about humiliating Robotnik, who is actually a benevolent inventor that builds protective robot suits for animals in order to keep them safe. ** Apparently, [[Franchise/StarTrek the Federation]] is a stagnant dystopia that goes around screwing with alien cultures out of boredom. ** Subverted [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18619_4-disney-movie-villains-who-were-right-all-along.html here]]. After Katie makes a seemingly convincing case that Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is only looking out for Ariel by trying to teach her that life is hard and that you need to sacrifice to gain what you want and succeed (in comparison with King Triton's bullying [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective]] authoritarianism), Soren completely undercuts this by pointing out that even if this is true Ursula cheated by hypnotising Eric with her magic, thus completely [[BrokenAesop undermining her own lesson]] and still making her the villain. * AndThatsTerrible: Katie notes that in ''{{Footloose}}'', people's idea of a good time involved punching women, and a voiceover adds, "Not Cool!" * AnthropomorphicFood: Soren proposes turning {{Pokemon}} into this to avoid discussing religion with Michael. -->'''Soren''': We're not going to talk about religion, are we? -->'''Michael''': Yes, or Pokemon again. -->'''Soren''': All right, which Pokemon would taste the best? -->'''Michael''': AWESOME! -->'''Katie''': Jigglypuff! -->'''Michael''': Jig-! Yeah, I was gonna say Jigglypuff. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, I'm [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just gonna leave]]. * AspergerSyndrome: Michael, in true CloudCuckooLander form, assumes that everyone has Asperger's in the Batman episode for no reason whatsoever. He tries to 'verify' their Asperger's by tossing a random number of coffee sweeteners to the floor of the diner or onto the table and demanding that his victim (in order: Dan, Katie, and Soren) tell him how many he threw. In TheStinger, editor Cody Johnston shows up in a cameo and demands of Katie and Soren (who just had a SlapSlapKiss moment) who put 31 sugar packs on the floor. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Michael and Katie. Despite their [[NoodleIncident history]], his obnoxiousness and her standoffishness, she (visibly) finds his antics and sense of humor occasionally adorable, and he seems to go out of his way to entertain (and annoy; almost alternating between the two) her. * BarbieDollAnatomy: Mike uses this as a point against Bowser. --> '''Dan''': He's an ugly rage monster. --> '''Michael''': No genitals! * BatmanGambit: Soren has a minor one, and in the [[MetaFiction Batman episode]], no less. --> '''Soren''': The winner of this conversation will be the first person to say 'Batman's the best' and 'You're an idiot.' --> '''Mike''': Batman's the best! A- --> '''Soren (deadpan)''': You're an idiot, I already said it. I've already won, or [[BatmanGambit Batmanned]], this conversation. * BelligerentSexualTension: Katie and Soren have this in spades in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1sIwCLtIc "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham"]] episode. [[spoiler: However, after they both snap and [[SlapSlapKiss make out for a few seconds]], things quickly go [[JustFriends back to normal.]]]] Also with Michael. [[NoodleIncident They dated and had sex at least once.]] [[NeverLiveItDown Mike refuses to let her forget it.]] ** Katie and Soren have it again in the "5 Reasons James Bond Might Be The Worst Spy Ever," but Michael [[AlmostKiss ruins the moment.]] * BerserkButton: The live-action Mario movie is a big one for Dan. --> '''Katie''': He (Bowser) was a T-Rex in...''(realizes what she just said, looks horrified)'' nothing! ''(Soren and Mike look shocked, Dan goes berserk)''. --> '''Dan''': '''IN THE MOTHERFUCKING 1993 LIVE-ACTION MOVIE?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GONNA SAY?!?!''' --> '''Katie''': I'm sorry, I forgot myself ''(hangs head in shame)''. --> '''Mike''': He's just mad because they made Toad a goomba ''(rolls eyes)''. --> '''Dan''': '''I'm mad because it SUCKED and it's inadmissible evidence in this conversation.''' ** Dan spends the entire SpiderMan (his idol) episode trying not to engage, but finally loses it and has a breakdown, because Peter Parker's ThisLoserIsYou persona hits a little too close to home for him. *** Specifically, while he manages to bite his tongue throughout the episode while still visibly seething with hurt rage, it's when Michael dismissively refers to Peter Parker 'having fun' as Spider-Man that sets him off. ** Soren also loses it after Katie disses Batman for just a bit too long. * BlackComedyRape: Michael greedily threatening to rape Christopher Columbus in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. Including a diagram of a [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube Goldberg-style]] Rape Machine that would take days to work. * BlatantLies: Dan exploits his reputation for knowing obscure shit in the Indiana Jones episode to pull off a BatmanGambit and foist this gem on the gang without (factual) objection: -->'''Dan''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke Edmund Burke]] said "Indiana Jones caused the Holocaust." ** Not exactly - he was just elaborating on Soren's using Burke's quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing", and extrapolating that into how the [[RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of the Covenant]] could have stopped WWII dead in its tracks. * ButtMonkey: Daniel, and he knows it. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, either, or is at very least long resigned to it. --> '''Soren''': You've all been zombies for weeks, ''(points at Dan)'' months for some of you. --> '''Dan''': Sure. * CallBack: ** In the Cereal Mascots episode, Michael does an impression of Count Chocula. He later dresses as Count Chocula in the Halloween episode. ** Also, in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael (to Soren)''': '''All of the stuff you said about Batman''' (flashback of Soren angrily defending Batman to Katie plays), '''man, but now, about THIS!''' ** In the James Bond episode Soren complains about again being the only guy defending a character who single-handedly thwarts maniacal supervillains on a regular basis. This is again a callback to the Batman episode. He and Katie almost repeat their SlapSlapKiss moment from that episode as well, but [[MomentKiller Michael interrupts them this time.]] ** In the Romantic Comedy episode: -->'''Soren''': Yes! ''Film/PrettyWoman'' is a perfect example! Or...or watch ''Film/MaidInManhattan''! Or ''Series/SexAndTheCity''!\\ '''Michael''': OK, no. Fool me once... ** In the Literature/HarryPotter episode, Daniel complains that he is locked out of the conversation because he has neither read the books or seen the movies. Later on, in the episode where they discus fictional afterlives, he displays knowledge of Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows. The others look surprised, and he admits he watched all eight movies in a single sitting [[CrazyPrepared just in case it ever came up again]]. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Discussed in "Six Creepiest Sitcom Characters" with everyone coming up for reasons why [[FamilyMatters Judy Winslow]] and [[SavedByTheBell all of Zack's girlfriends]] disappeared. They eventually decided that Carl and Principal Belding murdered them all. * ComedicSociopathy: Again, Michael, and again, so, so very much. --> '''Soren''': Dan, I'm a survivor. I play to win. I can't risk your slowing me down, or you (to Katie) falling in love with me, or you (to Michael) trying to trade me to the zombies in exchange for leniency. --> '''Mike''': I was just thinking that exact thing. ** Another example: --->'''Katie''': Oh my God, don't even get me started on ForrestGump! You wanna talk about a creepy rape scene? --->'''Soren''': *shrug* --->'''Dan:''': Not really. --->'''Mike''': Yeah, alright. * CloudCuckooLander: And yet again, Michael. And, yet again, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': Gordon and Batman both work hard to help the world. But only one of them has to file paperwork and obey the system, while the other one gets to expense smoke bombs and plow Catwoman, and it has nothing to do with who worked harder! --> '''Michael''': Whaaat? You guys [[ComicallyMissingThePoint don't expense smoke bombs?]] How ''(falters under castmates' looks of derision)''...how are you paying for your smoke bombs? ** The guy eats hot dogs with chocolate sauce. Doesn't get any weirder than that. * TheCameo: Cody Johnston, one of Cracked's top editors, appears as a waiter in the Batman episode. * ClosetGeek: Soren. He changed out of his ComicCon costume before meeting up with the others because he's [[LampshadeHanging not "out" yet.]] * CrazyPrepared. Katie and Soren in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael''': Jesus, they are spending a lot of time in the jump-man era. --> '''Dan''': They came a lot more prepared that I thought they would. I '''told''' you we should have had cards! --> '''Michael''': Fuck your cards. --> [''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Katie then pulls out index cards]] and starts reading from them, which causes Dan to glare at Michael''] * CringeComedy: ** The gang describing their various pop culture sexual fantasies at the beginning of the Indiana Jones episode. Especially Katie's. It's ''awful'' - particularly her description of how Indy [[WhipItGood would use his whip]]. -->'''Dan:''' [[NoJustNoReaction Stop! Just, stop!]] [[{{Squick}} God...]] -->'''Michael:''' Yeah, plus, [[RealityEnsues I think that handle's all inter-woven leather and jungle grime]], so you don't want to go there. ** They also seem to expect this from Michael. Take this gem (keep in mind they're in a public diner): --->'''Daniel:''' Why don't you tell us [why [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] would be grossed out by sex with Eric], in a voice that I'm sure will be 10% too loud for everyone's comfort?\\ '''Michael:''' ''FISH SEX IS INSERTION-FREE!!!''\\ '''Daniel:''' ''*winces*'' There it is. * CozyCatastrophe: They spend an episode debating which catastrophe would be the coziest. They conclude that the most fun, and most peaceful one, would be an asteroid that would without a doubt destroy everyone, so there'd be no reason to panic and nobody to fight. * DeconstructorFleet: The foursome regularly takes apart various topics in their discussions. Is the hero really that much of a hero? Are the ideals presented that ideal? Are our villains so unsympathetic? All deconstructed each episode (more or less). * [[DisposableFiance Disposable Girlfriend]]: Pauline, Mario's girlfriend in Donkey Kong. --> '''Soren''': The first time that we meet Mario in Donkey Kong, what's he doing? --> '''Dan''': Jumping over barrels and fighting a giant monkey. --> '''Michael''': '''To save Peach!''' So that they can share delicious ape steak. --> '''Soren''': ''No.'' Because Peach ''wasn't in Donkey Kong.'' The girl in the cage was only introduced as Pauline, his girlfriend. --> '''Katie''': Oh, and then when he's done saving her, he ''either cheats on her or dumps her and moves on to save Peach!'' * DisproportionateRetribution: Soren's solution for [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes clowns]]. -->'''Katie''': All right, ''Soren'', I think we all recall, from you behavior at last year's screening of the movie {{It}}, your nightmare twig-snapper ''is a clown''. -->'''Soren''': Okay, I have proven time and again that I can control clowns by putting them into a [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge choke-hold]]. * DoubleEntendre: Katie has a subtle one. --> '''Katie''': Okay, I will concede that [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] selection is ''seminal'' to young boys.. ** She has a long series of much less subtle ones about having sex with Indiana Jones * DumbassHasAPoint: The ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode. Mike, [[ComedicSociopathy of all people]], points out how, other than Leia, there are no female role models in the original movies. Katie and Soren both grudgingly agree that his apocalypse is the best, eventually forcing Dan to go along. Katie's analysis of the four ninja turtles as each representing one of the four humors lends credence to Michael's theory that your favorite ninja turtle reflects your personality. Michael has this more frequently than the others, especially Dan, would like to admit. ** Probably the best example is in the ''Which Apocalypse Would Be The Most Fun'' episode. Mike comes up with a winner: an asteroid that is going to kill everyone, so there's nobody to fight and nowhere to waste energy on running to. The only thing to do is to "bone." The others have no way of finding a flaw in this but are unable to concede the point because Mike is putting it in such ''terribly offensive'' terms that it repulses them. * EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The "Which [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]] Would Be the Most Fun?" episode. The winner? An [[ColonyDrop asteroid]] that is without a doubt going to destroy Earth. The reason? EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, of course! -->'''Michael:''' No one's running, no one's fighting 'cause there's nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide. So what do we do? ''Bone.'' ** He even namedrops the trope: -->'''Michael:''' It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel like sticking it in stuff. -->'''Katie:''' That's not how the song goes. --> [''everyone concedes that Michael won''] --> '''Dan''': [''referring back to DumbassHasAPoint, above''] I feel terrible about what just happened. --> '''Michael''': That's what she'll say! * ExpandedUniverse: Mike mocks Dan for his knowledge of Star Wars' extended universe, and forbids all EU material from their discussion of how Star Wars is terrifying for women. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Daniel is unrepentant about his lust for Benjamin Franklin in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. ** Dan also has a ''very'' noticable crush on Spiderman...which becomes weird, when you consider [[ScrewYourself that he once dresses as Spidey for Comic-Con]]. This is an extension of a [[OverlyLongGag long]] [[RunningGag running gag]] on Website/{{Cracked}} in general that Dan is so similar to Peter Parker (turbo-nerd, socially awkward, etc.) that one might reasonably conclude that he's also Spiderman. * FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] Enforced in the Mario episode, where Katie brings up the live action movie, to the chagrin of Dan, Michael and Soren. Despite the fact that the waitress is clearly that film's version of Daisy. --> '''Katie:''' I'm sorry, I forgot myself. ** Among the ground rules Soren set for "The 3 Worst Lessons Taught by 80s Sports Movies"[[note]]It actually only concerns the [[Film/{{Rocky}}]] franchise.[[/note]] was that "'Rocky 5' and '6'[[note]]"Rocky Balboa"[[/note]] ''never happened''". * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Discussed in the "Which Teenage Mutant Turtle Would You Want To Be" episode? ** [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]] (sanguine), [[ClosetGeek Soren]] (melancholic), [[MegaNekko Katie]] (choleric), and [[ButtMonkey Dan]] (phlegmatic). * FreezeFrameBonus: Pick just about anything Michael's Brain (illustrated by [[{{WebComic/Subnormality}} Winston Rowntree]]) comes up with and hit pause to find a ton of referential humor. * FreudianSlip: From Katie; also possibly AccidentalInnuendo. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, but they ({{HBO}}) have MichaelMann and DavidSimon to make their shows. They're not gonna listen to a bunch of internet comedy dicks ''in'' their sexy friend. * FridgeHorror: Another staple of the show. [[invoked]] ** A good example of this is the gang naming [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] high school as the worst '80s high school of all time. -->'''DOB:''' You go to a high school that comes to a grinding halt the minute one kid calls in sick. At best, it's a benevolent dictatorship. At worst, it's frigging Jonestown, except your cult leader is a seventeen-year-old who dresses like a lesbian. ** Lots and lots of examples from the "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities", like how in feminine product commercials all women seem to secrete windshield wiper fluid instead of y'know, blood. ** Also [[InvertedTrope inverts]] fridge horror, of all things. --> "...do you realize what you just did? You've actually made horror... '''boring'''." * FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Why Mario is Secretly a Douchebag" their waitress looks like Peach and a guy who looks like Mario is working the grill. ** And in the Indiana Jones one, someone dressed like Indiana Jones is in the background. [[/folder]] [[folder:G-L]] * GeniusDitz: Michael, so very much. * GettingHotInHere: Katie takes off her jacket, revealing tank top and bra straps, and then her glasses when her argument with Soren about Batman gets really intense, leaving Michael bemused and Dan terrified. When Soren finally gives up, they release some of their BelligerentSexualTension with a kiss. * HehHehYouSaidX: Michael in the bathroom with Dan and Soren. --> '''Soren (trying to pee)''': Dan, I ''really'' don't want to talk about here. --> '''Dan (pacing back and forth behind Soren)''': What, did General Mills do a bunch of studies to demonstrate what kids are gonna respond to? And if they did do polls- --> '''Michael (from the adjacent stall, magazine covering genitals)''': '''HA!''' "They ''did'' polls!" ** And, in the Mario episode: -->'''Katie''': Even when he's the protagonist, Mario's still a dick with a mustache. ''(Soren, Dan, and Michael picture mustachioed cocks while giggling)''. * HypocriticalHumor: Dan to Katie. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. -->'''Michael''': I'm still totally cocked, buddy. -->'''Katie''': Oh, my God, he is. -->'''Dan''': Thanks, man. -->'''Michael''': All cocked up, whatever we wanna do. -->'''Soren''': Are we getting cocked up? I didn't realize... -->'''Dan''': We're gonna get cocked up. -->'''Katie''': I...can't do that, guys. Can I get vagged up? -->'''Dan''': No, don't be gross. * HypotheticalCasting: Discussed in the apocalypse episode, for Film/IndependenceDay. --> '''Michael''': Hey, if Dan's [[Creator/JeffGoldblum Goldblum]], does that make me Will Smith? --> '''Dan''': No, Soren is Will Smith. You're Randy Quaid. --> '''Michael''': That's distasteful. --> '''Katie (to Michael)''': If you make me the alien, I will punch you in the throat. --> '''Michael (considering)''': [[BestKnownForTheFanservice There's a stripper in that movie]]. --> '''Dan''': There it is! You're the stripper. ''(Katie [[FacePalm facepalms]])'' --> '''Katie''': I've never been a stripper! Why w- --> '''Soren''': Yeah, I think she's the wife of Will Smith in that, so you're not doing ''too'' bad. --> '''Katie''': She's a ''stripper.'' --> '''Dan''': She's still a stripper. ** In a similar vein, Katie gets annoyed in during the group's discussion of Ferris Bueller when the guys decide to cast her as the "hooker nurse" who shows up briefly at one point. * IllBeInMyBunk: Michael pulls this in the Ninja Turtles episode. He feels the need to drop everything and run to Blockbuster once somebody clues him in about "pseudo-porn for women" (also known as ''SexAndTheCity''). -->'''Dan:''' Well, he's in for a disappointing evening. ** Later: --> '''Dan''': So it's really porn for women? --> '''Soren''': It's pseudo-porn. It's not what you think. It's just a bunch of people in boring situations where sometimes nudity happens. --> '''Dan''': I'm not gonna lie. That sounds amazing. * InsistentTerminology: Michael, again. --> '''Katie''': Why does Bowser keep coming back game after game? He rallies enough troops- --> '''Mike''': ''Troopas''. --> '''Katie''': ''(Gives Michael a DeathGlare)'' to create armies- --> '''Mike''': '''Armoopas!''' ''(gives a 'Did I not just make this clear?' shrug to Soren and Dan)''. * KissingCousins: Van-dwelling Cody from StepByStep may have had this with an adoptive relative. -->'''Katie''': You know who's really creepy? Cody from StepByStep. -->'''Dan''': Yeah, but not ''murder'' creepy. -->'''Katie''': He lived in a ''freaking van''. -->'''Dan''': Yeah!...Yeah, he ''did'' that. -->'''Katie''': Patrick Duffy just kept insisting that this eight-foot-tall van dweller was a member of the family, and yet he spent ''all his time'' hitting on his relatives. -->'''Soren''': From the van...that he...lived in. -->'''Dan''': To be fair, he only hit on one relative, and they weren't related by blood. The heart wants what it wants, van or no van. -->'''Soren''': Ideally, ''no van''. -->'''Katie''': Yeah, romancing a family member? '''Still romancing a family member'''. -->'''Michael''': Not [[MichaelDouglas Michael Douglas']] [[RomancingTheStone best film]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:M-R]] * MajorMinorInconvenience: Discussed at length in "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities". * MistakenForRacist: Soren mistakes Michael. -->'''Michael''': Yeah, it's not like he ([[StepByStep Cody]]) was a violent bully! Like your [[FamilyMatters Carl Winslow]] or [[FreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]! -->'''Soren''': Is this where we find out you're a racist? -->'''Michael''': They were '''JERKS'''! Uncle Phil threw his nephew's best friend out the front door on a daily basis! [[AbusiveParents Carl]] was abusive to his son, ''and'' a '''total prick''' to Urkel, moreso than anyone else. Those guys got their kicks from ''physically and verbally abusing their kids' friends!'' * MrFanservice: ''[[http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/9/3/99293.jpg?v=1 Soren.]]'' -->'''Michael:''' You have to ''cull'' your booty call list?\\ '''Soren:''' *grinning* It's actually more of a booty base. *winks at a waitress* ** Trying to find an entirely original premise for a show in ''The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Get Made'', one suggestion is "Screw the Protagonist". The promo that pops up for it consists entirely of Soren winking at the camera. * MsFanservice: Katie, somewhat. In the Comic-Con and Halloween episodes, she wears low-cut cleavage-baring costumes. This is lampshaded in the opening title sequence, featuring four different depictions of the group, one from the mind of each cast member. In Michael's, she wears a stripperific dress and heels (seen in the page picture, an amalgam of the four versions), and in Soren's she wears a slinky dress. In Katie's, [[DefiedTrope on the other hand]], she's a bitter-looking spinster, and in Dan's she's a [[ZigZaggedTrope nun]]. * MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The main Creator/{{Pixar}} storyline and France: -->'''Katie''': Waaait a minute... what about WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} or {{Brave}}? -->'''Dan''': Well, Brave happened hundreds and hundreds of years in the past, before all this, and Ratatouille happened... in France. Like, we have the whole main Pixar story going on, and then meanwhile, in France, there was like...[[BuffySpeak like, a rat that could cook]]. -->'''Soren''': What about WesternAnimation/MonstersInc? -->'''Katie''': Yeah, and WesternAnimation/FindingNemo and WesternAnimation/ABugsLife? -->'''Dan''': Those were... also Pixar movies... who gives a shit what bugs were doing during the robot apocalypse? -->'''Soren''': This really fell apart on you, didn't it? -->'''Dan''': Yeah, guess I sorta came at it half cocked. I had you guys, though, for a while. * MythologyGag: In the Rocky episode, Michael imitates a judge. A RunningGag in AgentsOfCracked was that in that series Michael ''was'' a former judge. * NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted by the {{Pokemon}} universe, according to Michael. -->'''Michael''': It's not just that a few people are fine with animal cruelty; the ''entire society's economy'' is based on it. ''(Gives examples)''. -->'''Soren''': You either have to breed or fight or support the breeding and fighting of Pokemon. -->'''Michael''': What happens is that all the power goes to the guy with the strongest Pokemon. You rise to power on the strength or your Pokemen, and you can only be dethroned by a dude with a stronger Pokeman. It's like the Old West, and Ash Ketchum is basically [[{{Deadwood}} Al Swearengen]]. * NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Discussed and deconstructed in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode, where Dan tries to use this to prove that the ''Trek'' universe is actually a CrapsackWorld where human civilization has gone stagnant. He claims that Starfleet is obsessed with discovering new life in outer space because humans in the future have completely lost their sense of creativity and independent thought, and can only experience wonder at ''new'' things by looking for them in other worlds. * NoodleIncident: Michael and Katie's first date. Also the time they had sex. ** Also, Michael's Bio-Dome Theorem. * NoodleImplements: Michael and Katie's lone (possibly) sexual encounter occurred in a bowling alley. Their first date happened after Mike allegedly won the Indy 500, and an allegedly retarded Katie showing up at Mike's dorm room. Obviously, due to Mike's incredible [[ComedicSociopath comedic sociopathy]], it is likely none of this is true, with the possible exception of sex in a bowling alley, if only because it's actually (somewhat) plausible (not to mention in keeping with Mike's malicious nature) and Katie doesn't state otherwise. Still, Katie was more occupied telling Soren and Dan they only had sex once, because Mike referred to the bowling alley as 'the last place we had sex.' * OddFriendship: [[LovableJock Jockish]], [[MrFanservice handsome]], sometimes dim Soren and [[{{Nerd}} nerdy]], [[ButtMonkey unlucky]] Dan seem to be the closest out of the group of four. * OhCrap: Dan has this is the Mario episode. -->'''Dan''': Every pipe is a former inhabitant that Bowser trapped! ''Because he's EVIL!'' -->'''Soren''': Everything? -->'''Dan''': EVERYTHING! EVIL! -->'''Soren''': [[WhamLine Every]] ''[[WhamLine brick]]''[[WhamLine ?]] -->'''Dan''': Y- Ah. Ahhhhhhhh. -->'''Soren''': So, whereas I thought Mario was just showing up and destroying a kingdom like a terrorist, what you're actually saying that he was murdering all those people and stealing the gold coins from their ''corpses''! That brick was probably somebody's son, Daniel. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aversion stipulated to in their discussion of the merits of a ZombieApocalypse as a doomsday scenario. --> '''Waitress''': Doesn't that kinda depend on what kind of zombies you're talking about? ''(loud, collective groan)'' --> '''Soren''': There's only one type of zombie. --> '''Waitress''': No, I mean if you're talking about the 28 Days Later type of zombie- --> '''Dan and Soren''': The slow, mindless, disorganized zombies. ''(Katie and Michael imitate Romero zombies)''. --> '''Waitress''': There's a lot of other- --> '''Dan''': '''OKAY!''' If you're going to get into every Tom, Dick and rage virus reimagining, we will be here all night. Romero zombies are the ''only'' zombies. We literally '''cannot''' advance this conversation otherwise. ''(waitress looks enormously hurt, leaves).'' --> '''Michael''': And you've driven another woman away from us. * PowerUpFood: What Michael thought Bowser planned for Peach. --> '''Mike''': Are you sure he loves her? I thought he was going to devour her Peach flesh, to get...princess powers, or something. --> '''Dan''': No, he does love her. They say as much in SuperMarioSunshine. * ProgressivelyPrettier: Katie starts showing more skin as the series has gone on. * ProtagonistCentredMorality: Raised in the discussion of ''FerrisBuellersDayOff''; when everyone challenges Dan when he claims it's the worst high school in 1980s movies, he points out that they're assuming it'd be great because they're ''also'' assuming they'd be Ferris instead of one of the minor characters. * TheQuisling: Michael gleefully admits that, if a ZombieApocalypse occurred, he would trade his friends to the zombies in exchange for his own life. * RealityEnsues: In their discussion on rom-coms, Michael([[DumbassHasAPoint very accurately]], I might add) points out that the easy part of a relationship, which is the one that rom-coms cover and nothing else, is falling in love, and that people fall in love by accident with terrible people all the time... Cue illustrations of AmyWinehouse with Pete Doherty, Tina Turner with Ike Turner, {{Rihanna}} with ChrisBrown and KurtCobain with CourtneyLove. * ReedRichardsIsUseless: Michael points out that if Spiderman patented his web-shooters and sold the technology to the police, it would make things better for ''everyone''. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: Discussed in a debate about the best single superpower. --> '''Soren''': That's the problem with any one power. Without the whole suite, they just suck. * RonTheDeathEater: Lampshaded [[{{Invoked}} in-universe]] by Soren in the ''Batman'' and ''James Bond'' episodes, when he points out with some frustration that he seems to be the only one of the group willing to defend the guys who routinely risk their lives trying to protect innocent people from psychotic murderous maniacs while the others keep trying to find ways to view them in the worst possible light. * RunningGag: Michael accusing the others of having aspergers in the Batman episode. ** And throwing sugar packets on the table and asking them how many it was, ala {{Rainman}} ** Someone will inevitably be about to take a bite of their food whenever bodily fluids are discussed. ** Dan finding some way to include ''{{Spiderman}}'' into ''any'' conversation. ** Dan doing a terrible impression of someone (it's usually ''the same voice every time''), and Soren thinking that it's spot-on. [[/folder]] [[folder:S-Z]] * SchmuckBait: Scientology for Michael. -->'''Michael''': Scien what now? -->'''Dan.''': No. No, impossible. -->'''Katie''': You've never heard of Scientology? -->'''Michael''': I've ''heard'' of it! It's like a science show, right? Yuck. -->'''Soren''': Uh, actually, it's science fiction. You'd like it. -->'''Katie''': Yeah! It's about a few simple rules that could help form a perfect utopia. Just if we can overcome the evil aliens trying to thwart us. -->'''Dan''': I think Beck's one. -->'''Michael''': Wow! I am, like, super down for this! What do I do? -->'''Soren''': You know what, you paid, so I will do you a favor and set you up with one of their reps. It's called an e-reading. It's very exclusive. -->'''Michael''': You're a ''good friend''. Wai- I don't have to read a lot, do I? -->'''Soren''': No, you don't have to read at all. They do all the reading for you. -->'''Michael''': You're a '''good friend'''. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Dan and Michael decide to (quietly) leave the diner as Soren and Katie's argument near the end of "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham" gets more and more heated (although, they should've stayed [[SlapSlapKiss a bit longer]]). * SeinfeldianConversation: The show revolves around this trope. * SexBot: Dan had one, kinda. --> '''Michael''': Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics. --> '''Dan''': First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times. --> '''Soren''': And not one of us ''ever asked''. * ShoutOut: ** In ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure'', Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for [[Series/DoctorWho Martha Jones]] Lincoln. ** The "Robot spider!" aside in "Why the Scariest Sci-Fi Robot Uprising Has Already Begun" has a conference room full of robots given their thumbs up - including [[Videogame/MassEffect3 EDI]]. ** In the Batman episode, a chart illustrating Wayne Enterprises' business profits is accompanied by the charts of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Umbrella Corporation]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]], and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Blue Sun]]. * TheSingularity: Comes up in a conversation about the scariest robots in movies. --> '''Katie''': When robots become smart the first problem that they try and solve is how to make robots smarter. And a few minutes later they're so much smarter than us we can't even begin to comprehend the ways that they're gonna kill us. --> '''Michael''': Yeah, that's called Judgement Day. So "The Singularity" is just the math-y name for the death-metal album cover of an apocalypse that ''is'' Terminator? And you guys choose to use the math name... * SoapboxSadie: Katie's criticisms of Batman and James Bond take on this edge. * StrawNihilist: There are a fair number of implications that Soren is this. He fears weakness, believes he is an Ubermensch, shows little empathy for others, and it's been theorized that the working class is "invisible" to him. ** Dan accuses him of "letting the inner Aryan out" when he supports executing anyone [[Literature/HarryPotter sorted into Slytherin House]]. ** In the superpowers discussion, Soren actually uses the term Ubermensch. * StupidSexyFlanders: Benjamin Franklin, according to Dan, was a '''Pimp!''' ** Spider-Man is ''very'' seductive. ** Dan rails against the "handsome, blond shithead" in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' who gets the girl and wasn't in the book. The whole time he's pointing his thumb at Soren, who waggles his eyebrows and grins. * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: The {{Pixar}} episode has the four maliciously destroy each other's food for no particular reason. Katie dumps Dan's milkshake on his plate, Dan takes Mike's chicken leg and drops it in Soren's soup, and Soren, deciding that this means ''no one'' gets to eat, pours the soup on Katie's meal. Dan eventually gives in and attempts to drink his milkshake off the rest of his food with a straw, however. * TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Dan's flash cards are prepared for ''literally everything'', down to Michael's insults. * TimeStop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. * TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Discussed in "4 TV Ads that Depict Terrifying Alternate Universes," where the group discusses how you would probably become the [[NormalFishInATinyPond smartest person in the world if you lived in the world of infomercials as yourself]]. ** Same video also displayed the UnfortunateImplications brought on in other types of commercials - for instance: *** Car commercials that show a car on empty roads, which works well until you realize you're the ''only car'' out there. *** Yogurt commercials and womens' health products (decongestants, anti-histemenes, fiber) all show dressed down women who look like they just rolled out of bed. Plus the women in the yogurt commercials apparently just want spouses who don't know what yogurt is, and seem to keep it a secret as hard as possible, "men who will sleep through their colds and be amazed at air freshener technology." *** Allergy ads: when these people get allergies, their body turns blurry, and colds make the world turn black and white. *** Alcohol ads: everyone seems to party all the time and the only people who even do any sort of work are the bartenders. * UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music. --> '''Dan''': Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (bewildered)''': Okay...so you're saying...? --> '''Michael''': '''Black people invented hoverboards!''' --> '''Dan''': Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and ''crafting black history.'' ''(Gives examples)''. --> '''Michael''': I would watch that movie. --> '''Dan''': All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (conceding)''': Okay... --> '''Michael''': Huh. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Why do you know what year the civil rights movement started?]] --> '''Dan''': [[BerserkButton Why do you not?!]] * UnsoundEffect: '''Asperger's!''' * VitriolicBestBuds: '''Everyone.''' * WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Everyone briefly reveals, via internal thoughts, their worst fears, in "4 Terrifying Psychology Lessons Behind Movie Monsters". Dan's afraid of being alone, Soren fears growing old, Katie fears death, and Michael fears getting a std. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Voldemort. --> '''Soren''': Wizards are supernatural. What good's a ''Muggle'' gonna do? --> '''Mike''': [[WeHaveReserves There's a bunch of us]], and we have [[CoolAirship helicarriers]] and assault rifles. We killed [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hitler, Hussein, and Houdini]]. You think we can't nuke [[BuffySpeak "Volter-man"]] into next week? --> '''Katie''': [[AGodAmI He has limitless dark power!]] --> '''Mike''': [[AwesomeButImpractical That he has to aim through a wand]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill We can shoot people with a thousand rockets. From space]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking With iPhones.]] * WhatIf: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War. --> '''Michael''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Did that happen?]] [[ButtMonkey You're the only one that would know]]. --> '''Katie''': Wait, wasn't that what ThePatriot was about? * WildMassGuessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode. --> '''Dan''': The logistics of warp speed. --> '''Michael''': No. --> '''Soren''': The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet. --> '''Dan''': Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince. --> '''Michael''': No to both. --> '''Katie (sitting down)''': Okay...something about Star Wars. --> '''Dan (ignoring Katie)''': Jawas as a metaphor for the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]]...somehow. --> '''Michael''': No, but that's a good idea. --> '''Dan''': No, it's not. --> '''Soren''': If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only TheForce. --> '''Dan''': Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens. --> '''Soren (responding to sub-question)''': No. --> '''Katie''': Okay, so what specifically- --> '''Dan''': Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crewmembers have [[EvilBrit British accents]]. --> '''Michael (with a flourish)''': Nay! --> '''Soren''': Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an animal. --> '''Michael''': ''(Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).'' --> '''Soren''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Dan''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Michael''': Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is- --> '''Katie''': Oh! Women! --> '''Michael''': Nailed it. * TheWoobie: [[invoked]] One of Katie's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] for Bowser. Challenged by Michael. --> '''Katie''': So he ''loves her'', but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from Literature/OfMiceAndMen. --> '''Mike''': '''Except covered in spikes!''' ''(Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a bag of chips]].)'' * WrongGenreSavvy: Soren demonstrates this when discussing the alternate universe of Quentin Tarantino movies. He believes he's best qualified to survive in the world of the films because of his experience with guns and his strong self-preservation instinct. The others point out that you need to be a different kind of sociopath than he is to survive. * YaoiFan: ''Soren'' of all people, but when Dan brings up ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim. * ZombieApocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario. --> '''Soren''': It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people. --> '''Michael''': Who you also dominate. --> [''then, later''] -->'''Dan''': Well, Katie nobody ''wants'' a zombie apocalypse. --> '''Soren''': Really? Because it's all I can think about, now... [[/folder]] ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterhours_308.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Starting from the left: [[ClosetGeek Soren]], [[ButtMonkey Dan]], [[MegaNekko Katie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]].]] ''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by {{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin after the Cracked.com workday has ended]]. Starring Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves (hopefully not entirely; that would mean Michael's a really, really, bad person), the series main source of humor is the characters [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture. The show is [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18203_why-back-to-future-secretly-horrifying.html currently ongoing]], although new episodes are posted rather sporadically. Not to be confused with the 1985 BlackComedy of the [[AfterHours same name]]. !!Examples: * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: The reason why mind-reading is panned as the ultimate superpower. -->'''Katie:''' I mean, I only get to hear like three percent of what people are thinking and I already hate almost everyone. If I could read minds, I'd probably just end up knocking motherfuckers out. * [[AllMenArePerverts All Male Androids Are Perverts]]: Michael brings up sex considerably more often than Soren or Dan. * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Discussed frequently.]] Examples include: ** Declaring [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] mother Lorraine to be a hardcore sadist who can only orgasm when danger is involved. --> '''Katie''': First we learn that Lorraine is like a danger-slut. She only falls for George in the first place because he's injured, and then in the alternate past, Marty gets injured and she falls for him. --> '''Soren''': That's the basic plot of the movie, yeah. ** Saying [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] would be a better {{Spider-Man}} than Peter Parker. ** Also... --> '''Katie (to Soren''': ''Why don't you just admit that {{Batman}} is a violent, malajusted sociopath who's using his parents' death as an excuse to work out his aggression!?'' ** {{Mario}} is a douchebag, and Princess Peach would be better off with Bowser. ** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo]] [[FourTemperamentEnsemble =]] [[SexAndTheCity Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha]], respectively. ** Leia as a terrorist. --> '''Soren''': She invaded a kingdom, stole his property, and destroyed Jabba. She's a terrorist. * AspergerSyndrome: Michael, in true CloudCuckooLander form, assumes that everyone has Asperger's in the Batman episode for literally no reason whatsoever. He tries to 'verify' their Asperger's by tossing a random number of coffee sweeteners to the floor of the diner or onto the table and demanding that his victim (in order: Dan, Katie, and Soren) tell him how many he threw. In TheStinger, editor Cody Johnston shows up in a cameo and demands of Katie and Soren (who just had a SlapSlapKiss moment) who put 31 sugar packs on the floor. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Michael and Katie. Despite their [[NoodleIncident history]], his obnoxiousness and her standoffishness, she (visibly) finds his antics and sense of humor occasionally adorable, and he seems to go out of his way to entertain (and annoy; almost alternating between the two) her. * BarbieDollAnatomy: Mike uses this as a point against Bowser. --> '''Dan''': He's an ugly rage monster. --> '''Michael''': No genitals! * BatmanGambit: Soren has a minor one, and in the [[MetaFiction Batman episode]], no less. --> '''Soren''': The winner of this conversation will be the first person to say 'Batman's the best' and 'You're an idiot.' --> '''Mike''': Batman's the best! A- --> '''Soren (deadpan)''': You're an idiot, I already said it. I've already won, or [[BatmanGambit Batmanned]], this conversation. * BelligerentSexualTension: Katie and Soren have this in spades in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1sIwCLtIc "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham"]] episode. [[spoiler: However, after they both snap and [[SlapSlapKiss make out for a few seconds]], things quickly go [[JustFriends back to normal.]]]] Also with Michael. [[NoodleIncident They dated and had sex at least once.]] [[NeverLiveItDown Mike refuses to let her forget it.]] * BerserkButton: The live-action Mario movie is a big one for Dan. --> '''Katie''': He (Bowser) was a T-Rex in...''(realizes what she just said, looks horrified)'' nothing! ''(Soren and Mike look shocked, Dan goes berserk)''. --> '''Dan''': '''IN THE MOTHERFUCKING 1993 LIVE-ACTION MOVIE?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GONNA SAY?!?!''' --> '''Katie''': I'm sorry, I forgot myself ''(hangs head in shame)''. --> '''Mike''': He's just mad because they made Toad a goomba ''(rolls eyes)''. --> '''Dan''': '''I'm mad because it SUCKED and it's inadmissible evidence in this conversation.''' * BlackComedyRape: Michael greedily threatening to rape Christopher Columbus in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. Including a diagram of a [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube Goldberg-style]] Rape Machine that would take days to work. * ButtMonkey: Daniel, and he knows it. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, either. --> '''Soren''': You've all been zombies for weeks, ''(points at Dan)'' months for some of you. --> '''Dan''': Sure. * CallBack: In the Cereal Mascots episode, Michael does an impression of Count Chocula. He later dresses as Count Chocula in the Halloween episode. ** Also, in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael (to Soren)''': '''All of the stuff you said about Batman''' (flashback of Soren angrily defending Batman to Katie plays), '''man, but now, about THIS!''' * ComedicSociopathy: Again, Michael, and again, so, so very much. --> '''Soren''': Dan, I'm a survivor. I play to win. I can't risk your slowing me down, or you (to Katie) falling in love with me, or you (to Michael) trying to trade me to the zombies in exchange for leniency. --> '''Mike''': I was just thinking that exact thing. * CloudCuckooLander: And yet again, Michael. And, yet again, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': Gordon and Batman both work hard to help the world. But only one of them has to file paperwork and obey the system, while the other one gets to expense smoke bombs and plow Catwoman, and it has nothing to do with who worked harder! --> '''Michael''': Whaaat? You guys [[ComicallyMissingThePoint don't expense smoke bombs?]] How ''(falters under castmates' looks of derision)''...how are you paying for your smoke bombs? ** The guy eats hot dogs with chocolate sauce. Doesn't get any weirder than that. * TheCameo: Cody Johnston, one of Cracked's top editors, appears as a waiter in the Batman episode. * ClosetGeek: Soren. He changed out of his ComicCon costume before meeting up with the others because he's [[LampshadeHanging not "out" yet.]] * CrazyPrepared. Katie and Soren in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael''': Jesus, they are spending a lot of time in the jump-man era. --> '''Dan''': They came a lot more prepared that I thought they would. I '''told''' you we should have had cards! --> '''Michael''': Fuck your cards. --> '''Katie''': ''(Begins reading from note cards)''. * [[DisposableFiance Disposable Girlfriend]]: Pauline, Mario's girlfriend in Donkey Kong. --> '''Soren''': The first time that we meet Mario in Donkey Kong, what's he doing? --> '''Dan''': Jumping over barrels and fighting a giant monkey. --> '''Michael''': '''To save Peach!''' So that they can share delicious ape steak. --> '''Soren''': ''No.'' Because Peach ''wasn't in Donkey Kong.'' The girl in the cage was only introduced as Pauline, his girlfriend. --> '''Katie''': Oh, and then when he's done saving her, he ''either cheats on her or dumps her and moves on to save Peach!'' * DoubleEntendre: Katie has a subtle one. --> '''Katie''': Okay, I will concede that [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] selection is ''seminal'' to young boys.. * DumbassHasAPoint: The ''StarWars'' episode. Mike, [[ComedicSociopathy of all people]], points out how, other than Leia, there are no female role models in the original movies. Katie and Soren both grudgingly agree that his apocalypse is the best, eventually forcing Dan to go along. Katie's analysis of the four ninja turtles as each representing one of the four humors lends credence to Michael's theory that your favorite ninja turtle reflects your personality. Michael has this more frequently than the others, especially Dan, would like to admit. * EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The "Which [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]] Would Be the Most Fun?" episode. The winner? An [[ColonyDrop asteroid]] that is without a doubt going to destroy Earth. The reason? EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, of course! -->'''Michael:''' No one's running, no one's fighting 'cause there's nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide. So what do we do? ''Bone.'' * ExpandedUniverse: Mike mocks Dan for his knowledge of Star Wars' extended universe, and forbids all EU material from their discussion of how Star Wars is terrifying for women. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Daniel is unrepentant about his lust for Benjamin Franklin in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. * GettingHotInHere: Katie takes off her jacket, revealing tank top and bra straps, and then her glasses when her argument with Soren about Batman gets really intense, leaving Michael bemused and Dan terrified. When Soren finally gives up, they release some of their BelligerentSexualTension with a kiss. * FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] Enforced in the Mario episode, where Katie brings up the live action movie, to the chagrin of Dan, Michael and Soren. -->Katie: I'm sorry, I forgot myself. * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Discussed in the "Which Teenage Mutant Turtle Would You Want To Be" episode? * FridgeHorror: Another staple of the show. [[invoked]] ** A good example of this is the gang naming [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] high school as the worst '80s high school of all time. -->'''DOB:''' You go to a high school that comes to a grinding halt the minute one kid calls in sick. At best, it's a benevolent dictatorship. At worst, it's frigging Jonestown, except your cult leader is a seventeen-year-old who dresses like a lesbian. ** Lots and lots of examples from the "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities", like how in feminine product commercials all women seem to secrete windshield wiper fluid instead of y'know, blood. ** Also [[InvertedTrope inverts]] fridge horror, of all things. --> "...do you realize what you just did? You've actually made horror... '''boring'''." * FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Why Mario is Secretly a Douchebag" their waitress looks like Peach and a guy who looks like Mario is working the grill. * HehHehYouSaidX: Michael in the bathroom with Dan and Soren. --> '''Soren (trying to pee)''': Dan, I ''really'' don't want to talk about here. --> '''Dan (pacing back and forth behind Soren)''': What, did General Mills do a bunch of studies to demonstrate what kids are gonna respond to? And if they did do polls- --> '''Michael (from the adjacent stall, magazine covering genitals)''': '''HA!''' "They ''did'' polls!" * HypotheticalCasting: Discussed in the apocalypse episode, for IndependenceDay. --> '''Michael''': Hey, if Dan's [[JeffGoldblum Goldblum]], does that make me Will Smith? --> '''Dan''': No, Soren is Will Smith. You're Randy Quaid. --> '''Michael''': That's distasteful. --> '''Katie (to Michael)''': If you make me the alien, I will punch you in the throat. --> '''Michael (considering)''': There's a stripper in that movie. --> '''Dan''': There it is! You're the stripper. ''(Katie [[FacePalm facepalms]])'' --> '''Katie''': I've never been a stripper! Why w- --> '''Soren''': Yeah, I think she's the wife of Will Smith in that, so you're not doing ''too'' bad. --> '''Katie''': She's a ''stripper.'' --> '''Dan''': She's still a stripper. * IllBeInMyBunk: Michael pulls this in the Ninja Turtles episode. He feels the need to drop everything and run to Blockbuster once somebody clues him in about "pseudo-porn for women" (also known as ''SexAndTheCity''). -->'''Dan:''' Well, he's in for a disappointing evening. ** Later: --> '''Dan''': So it's really porn for women? --> '''Soren''': It's pseudo-porn. It's not what you think. It's just a bunch of people in boring situations where sometimes nudity happens. --> '''Dan''': I'm not gonna lie. That sounds amazing. * InsistentTerminology: Michael, again. --> '''Katie''': Why does Bowser keep coming back game after game? He rallies enough troops- --> '''Mike''': ''Troopas''. --> '''Katie''': ''(Gives Michael a DeathGlare)'' to create armies- --> '''Mike''': '''Armoopas!''' ''(gives a 'Did I not just make this clear?' shrug to Soren and Dan)''. * MajorMinorInconvenience: Discussed at length in "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities". * {{Meganekko}}: Katie. * MrFanservice: ''[[http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/9/3/99293.jpg?v=1 Soren.]]'' -->'''DOB:''' You have to ''cull'' your booty call list?\\ '''Soren:''' *grinning* It's actually more of a booty base. *winks at a waitress* * MsFanservice: Katie, somewhat. In the Comic-Con and Halloween episodes, she wears low-cut cleavage-bearing costumes. This is lampshaded in the opening title sequence, featuring four different depictions of the group, one from the mind of each cast member. In Michael's, she wears a stripperific dress and heels (seen in the page picture, an amalgam of the four versions), and in Soren's she wears a slinky dress. In Katie's, [[DefiedTrope on the other hand]], she's a bitter-looking spinster, and in Dan's she's a [[ZigZaggedTrope nun]]. * NoodleIncident: Michael and Katie's first date. Also the time they had sex. ** Also, Michael's Bio-Dome Theorem. * NoodleImplements: Michael and Katie's lone (possibly) sexual encounter occurred in a bowling alley. Their first date happened after Mike allegedly won the Indy 500, and an allegedly retarded Katie showing up at Mike's dorm room. Obviously, due to Mike's incredible [[ComedicSociopath comedic sociopathy]], it is likely none of this is true, with the possible exception of sex in a bowling alley, if only because it's actually (somewhat) plausible (not to mention in keeping with Mike's [[CompleteMonster complete monstrosity]]) and Katie doesn't state otherwise. Still, Katie was more occupied telling Soren and Dan they only had sex once, because Mike referred to the bowling alley as 'the last place we had sex.' * OddFriendship: [[LovableJock Jockish]], [[MrFanservice handsome]], sometimes dim Soren and [[{{Nerd}} nerdy]], [[ButtMonkey unlucky]] Dan seem to be the closest out of the group of four. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aversion stipulated to in their discussion of the merits of a ZombieApocalypse as a doomsday scenario. --> '''Waitress''': Doesn't that kinda depend on what kind of zombies you're talking about? ''(loud, collective groan)'' --> '''Soren''': There's only one type of zombie. --> '''Waitress''': No, I mean if you're talking about the 28 Days Later type of zombie- --> '''Dan and Soren''': The slow, mindless, disorganized zombies. ''(Katie and Michael imitate Romero zombies)''. --> '''Waitress''': There's a lot of other- --> '''Dan''': '''OKAY!''' If you're going to get into every Tom, Dick and rage virus reimagining, we will be here all night. Romero zombies are the ''only'' zombies. We literally '''cannot''' advance this conversation otherwise. ''(waitress looks enormously hurt, leaves).'' --> '''Michael''': And you've driven another woman away from us. * PowerUpFood: What Michael thought Bowser planned for Peach. --> '''Mike''': Are you sure he loves her? I thought he was going to devour her Peach flesh, to get...princess powers, or something. --> '''Dan''': No, he does love her. They say as much in SuperMarioSunshine. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: Discussed in a debate about the best single superpower. --> '''Soren''': That's the problem with any one power. Without the whole suite, they just suck. * RunningGag: Michael accusing the others of having aspergers in the Batman episode. ** And throwing sugar packets on the table and asking them how many it was, ala {{Rainman}} ** Someone will inevitably be about to take a bite of their food whenever bodily fluids are discussed. * SeinfeldianConversation: The show revolves around this trope. * Sexbot: Dan had one, kinda. --> '''Michael''': Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics. --> '''Dan''': First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times. --> '''Soren''': And not one of us ''ever asked''. * ShoutOut: In ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure'', Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for [[Series/DoctorWho Martha Jones]] Lincoln. * TimeStop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from ''SavedByTheBell''. * TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Discussed, where the group discusses how one would probably become the [[NormalFishInATinyPond smartest person in the world in the world of infomercials]]. * UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music. --> '''Dan''': Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (bewildered)''': Okay...so you're saying...? --> '''Michael''': '''Black people invented hoverboards!''' --> '''Dan''': Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and ''crafting black history.'' ''(Gives examples)''. --> '''Michael''': I would watch that movie. --> '''Dan''': All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (conceding)''': Okay... --> '''Michael''': Huh. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Why do you know what year the civil rights movement started?]] --> '''Dan''': [[BerserkButton Why do you not?!]] * VictimFallsForRapist: Bowser expects it to happen. --> '''Dan''': You ''do'' realize that he ''kidnaps'' Princess Peach, right? --> '''Soren''': Yeah, because he's in love with her. --> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[BlackComedyRape Its a...crime word]]. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Voldemort. --> '''Soren''': Wizards are supernatural. What good's a ''Muggle'' gonna do? --> '''Mike''': [[WeHaveReserves There's a bunch of us]], and we have [[CoolAirship helicarriers]] and assault rifles. We killed [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hitler, Hussein, and Houdini]]. You think we can't nuke [[BuffySpeak "Volter-man"]] into next week? --> '''Katie''': [[AGodAmI He has limitless dark power!]] --> '''Mike''': [[AwesomeButImpractical That he has to aim through a wand]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill We can shoot people with a thousand rockets. From space]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking With iPhones.]] * WhatIf: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War. --> '''Michael''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Did that happen?]] [[ButtMonkey You're the only one that would know]]. --> '''Katie''': Wait, wasn't that what ThePatriot was about? * WildMassGuessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode. --> '''Dan''': The logistics of warp speed. --> '''Michael''': No. --> '''Soren''': The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet. --> '''Dan''': Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince. --> '''Michael''': No to both. --> '''Katie (sitting down)''': Okay...something about Star Wars. --> '''Dan (ignoring Katie)''': Jawas as a metaphor for the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]]...somehow. --> '''Michael''': No, but that's a good idea. --> '''Dan''': No, it's not. --> '''Soren''': If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only TheForce. --> '''Dan''': Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens. --> '''Soren (responding to sub-question)''': No. --> '''Katie''': Okay, so what specifically- --> '''Dan''': Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crewmembers have [[EvilBrit British accents]]. --> '''Michael (with a flourish)''': Nay! --> '''Soren''': Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an an animal. --> '''Michael''': ''(Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).'' --> '''Soren''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Dan''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Michael''': Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is- --> '''Katie''': Oh! Women! --> '''Michael''': Nailed it. * TheWoobie: [[invoked]] One of Katie's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] for Bowser. Challenged by Michael. --> '''Katie''': So he ''loves her'', but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from OfMiceAndMen. --> '''Mike''': '''Except covered in spikes!''' ''(Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a bag of chips]].)'' * YaoiFan: ''Soren'' of all people, but when Dan brings up FerrisBuellersDayOff and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim. * ZombieApocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario. --> '''Soren''': It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people. --> '''Michael''': Who you also dominate.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afterhours_308.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Starting from the left: [[ClosetGeek Soren]], [[ButtMonkey Dan]], [[MegaNekko Katie]], [[CloudCuckooLander Michael]].]] ''After Hours'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries produced by {{Cracked}}, usually taking place in a diner [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin after the Cracked.com workday has ended]]. Starring Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Swaim as themselves (hopefully not entirely; that would mean Michael's a really, really, bad person), the series main source of humor is the characters [[DiscussedTrope discussing]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] various aspects of both modern and nostalgic pop culture. The show is [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18203_why-back-to-future-secretly-horrifying.html currently ongoing]], although new episodes are posted rather sporadically. Not to be confused with the 1985 BlackComedy of the [[AfterHours same name]]. !!Examples: * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: The reason why mind-reading is panned as the ultimate superpower. -->'''Katie:''' I mean, I only get to hear like three percent of what people are thinking and I already hate almost everyone. If I could read minds, I'd probably just end up knocking motherfuckers out. * [[AllMenArePerverts All Male Androids Are Perverts]]: Michael brings up sex considerably more often than Soren or Dan. * AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Discussed frequently.]] Examples include: ** Declaring [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly's]] mother Lorraine to be a hardcore sadist who can only orgasm when danger is involved. --> '''Katie''': First we learn that Lorraine is like a danger-slut. She only falls for George in the first place because he's injured, and then in the alternate past, Marty gets injured and she falls for him. --> '''Soren''': That's the basic plot of the movie, yeah. ** Saying [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] would be a better {{Spider-Man}} than Peter Parker. ** Also... --> '''Katie (to Soren''': ''Why don't you just admit that {{Batman}} is a violent, malajusted sociopath who's using his parents' death as an excuse to work out his aggression!?'' ** {{Mario}} is a douchebag, and Princess Peach would be better off with Bowser. ** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo]] [[FourTemperamentEnsemble =]] [[SexAndTheCity Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha]], respectively. ** Leia as a terrorist. --> '''Soren''': She invaded a kingdom, stole his property, and destroyed Jabba. She's a terrorist. * AspergerSyndrome: Michael, in true CloudCuckooLander form, assumes that everyone has Asperger's in the Batman episode for literally no reason whatsoever. He tries to 'verify' their Asperger's by tossing a random number of coffee sweeteners to the floor of the diner or onto the table and demanding that his victim (in order: Dan, Katie, and Soren) tell him how many he threw. In TheStinger, editor Cody Johnston shows up in a cameo and demands of Katie and Soren (who just had a SlapSlapKiss moment) who put 31 sugar packs on the floor. * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Michael and Katie. Despite their [[NoodleIncident history]], his obnoxiousness and her standoffishness, she (visibly) finds his antics and sense of humor occasionally adorable, and he seems to go out of his way to entertain (and annoy; almost alternating between the two) her. * BarbieDollAnatomy: Mike uses this as a point against Bowser. --> '''Dan''': He's an ugly rage monster. --> '''Michael''': No genitals! * BatmanGambit: Soren has a minor one, and in the [[MetaFiction Batman episode]], no less. --> '''Soren''': The winner of this conversation will be the first person to say 'Batman's the best' and 'You're an idiot.' --> '''Mike''': Batman's the best! A- --> '''Soren (deadpan)''': You're an idiot, I already said it. I've already won, or [[BatmanGambit Batmanned]], this conversation. * BelligerentSexualTension: Katie and Soren have this in spades in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1sIwCLtIc "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham"]] episode. [[spoiler: However, after they both snap and [[SlapSlapKiss make out for a few seconds]], things quickly go [[JustFriends back to normal.]]]] Also with Michael. [[NoodleIncident They dated and had sex at least once.]] [[NeverLiveItDown Mike refuses to let her forget it.]] * BerserkButton: The live-action Mario movie is a big one for Dan. --> '''Katie''': He (Bowser) was a T-Rex in...''(realizes what she just said, looks horrified)'' nothing! ''(Soren and Mike look shocked, Dan goes berserk)''. --> '''Dan''': '''IN THE MOTHERFUCKING 1993 LIVE-ACTION MOVIE?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GONNA SAY?!?!''' --> '''Katie''': I'm sorry, I forgot myself ''(hangs head in shame)''. --> '''Mike''': He's just mad because they made Toad a goomba ''(rolls eyes)''. --> '''Dan''': '''I'm mad because it SUCKED and it's inadmissible evidence in this conversation.''' * BlackComedyRape: Michael greedily threatening to rape Christopher Columbus in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. Including a diagram of a [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube Goldberg-style]] Rape Machine that would take days to work. * ButtMonkey: Daniel, and he knows it. He doesn't seem to have a problem with it, either. --> '''Soren''': You've all been zombies for weeks, ''(points at Dan)'' months for some of you. --> '''Dan''': Sure. * CallBack: In the Cereal Mascots episode, Michael does an impression of Count Chocula. He later dresses as Count Chocula in the Halloween episode. ** Also, in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael (to Soren)''': '''All of the stuff you said about Batman''' (flashback of Soren angrily defending Batman to Katie plays), '''man, but now, about THIS!''' * ComedicSociopathy: Again, Michael, and again, so, so very much. --> '''Soren''': Dan, I'm a survivor. I play to win. I can't risk your slowing me down, or you (to Katie) falling in love with me, or you (to Michael) trying to trade me to the zombies in exchange for leniency. --> '''Mike''': I was just thinking that exact thing. * CloudCuckooLander: And yet again, Michael. And, yet again, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': Gordon and Batman both work hard to help the world. But only one of them has to file paperwork and obey the system, while the other one gets to expense smoke bombs and plow Catwoman, and it has nothing to do with who worked harder! --> '''Michael''': Whaaat? You guys [[ComicallyMissingThePoint don't expense smoke bombs?]] How ''(falters under castmates' looks of derision)''...how are you paying for your smoke bombs? ** The guy eats hot dogs with chocolate sauce. Doesn't get any weirder than that. * TheCameo: Cody Johnston, one of Cracked's top editors, appears as a waiter in the Batman episode. * ClosetGeek: Soren. He changed out of his ComicCon costume before meeting up with the others because he's [[LampshadeHanging not "out" yet.]] * CrazyPrepared. Katie and Soren in the Mario episode. --> '''Michael''': Jesus, they are spending a lot of time in the jump-man era. --> '''Dan''': They came a lot more prepared that I thought they would. I '''told''' you we should have had cards! --> '''Michael''': Fuck your cards. --> '''Katie''': ''(Begins reading from note cards)''. * [[DisposableFiance Disposable Girlfriend]]: Pauline, Mario's girlfriend in Donkey Kong. --> '''Soren''': The first time that we meet Mario in Donkey Kong, what's he doing? --> '''Dan''': Jumping over barrels and fighting a giant monkey. --> '''Michael''': '''To save Peach!''' So that they can share delicious ape steak. --> '''Soren''': ''No.'' Because Peach ''wasn't in Donkey Kong.'' The girl in the cage was only introduced as Pauline, his girlfriend. --> '''Katie''': Oh, and then when he's done saving her, he ''either cheats on her or dumps her and moves on to save Peach!'' * DoubleEntendre: Katie has a subtle one. --> '''Katie''': Okay, I will concede that [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ninja turtle]] selection is ''seminal'' to young boys.. * DumbassHasAPoint: The ''StarWars'' episode. Mike, [[ComedicSociopathy of all people]], points out how, other than Leia, there are no female role models in the original movies. Katie and Soren both grudgingly agree that his apocalypse is the best, eventually forcing Dan to go along. Katie's analysis of the four ninja turtles as each representing one of the four humors lends credence to Michael's theory that your favorite ninja turtle reflects your personality. Michael has this more frequently than the others, especially Dan, would like to admit. * EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The "Which [[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse]] Would Be the Most Fun?" episode. The winner? An [[ColonyDrop asteroid]] that is without a doubt going to destroy Earth. The reason? EveryoneHasLotsOfSex, of course! -->'''Michael:''' No one's running, no one's fighting 'cause there's nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide. So what do we do? ''Bone.'' * ExpandedUniverse: Mike mocks Dan for his knowledge of Star Wars' extended universe, and forbids all EU material from their discussion of how Star Wars is terrifying for women. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: Daniel is unrepentant about his lust for Benjamin Franklin in ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure''. * GettingHotInHere: Katie takes off her jacket, revealing tank top and bra straps, and then her glasses when her argument with Soren about Batman gets really intense, leaving Michael bemused and Dan terrified. When Soren finally gives up, they release some of their BelligerentSexualTension with a kiss. * FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] Enforced in the Mario episode, where Katie brings up the live action movie, to the chagrin of Dan, Michael and Soren. -->Katie: I'm sorry, I forgot myself. * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Discussed in the "Which Teenage Mutant Turtle Would You Want To Be" episode? * FridgeHorror: Another staple of the show. [[invoked]] ** A good example of this is the gang naming [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] high school as the worst '80s high school of all time. -->'''DOB:''' You go to a high school that comes to a grinding halt the minute one kid calls in sick. At best, it's a benevolent dictatorship. At worst, it's frigging Jonestown, except your cult leader is a seventeen-year-old who dresses like a lesbian. ** Lots and lots of examples from the "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities", like how in feminine product commercials all women seem to secrete windshield wiper fluid instead of y'know, blood. ** Also [[InvertedTrope inverts]] fridge horror, of all things. --> "...do you realize what you just did? You've actually made horror... '''boring'''." * FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Why Mario is Secretly a Douchebag" their waitress looks like Peach and a guy who looks like Mario is working the grill. * HehHehYouSaidX: Michael in the bathroom with Dan and Soren. --> '''Soren (trying to pee)''': Dan, I ''really'' don't want to talk about here. --> '''Dan (pacing back and forth behind Soren)''': What, did General Mills do a bunch of studies to demonstrate what kids are gonna respond to? And if they did do polls- --> '''Michael (from the adjacent stall, magazine covering genitals)''': '''HA!''' "They ''did'' polls!" * HypotheticalCasting: Discussed in the apocalypse episode, for IndependenceDay. --> '''Michael''': Hey, if Dan's [[JeffGoldblum Goldblum]], does that make me Will Smith? --> '''Dan''': No, Soren is Will Smith. You're Randy Quaid. --> '''Michael''': That's distasteful. --> '''Katie (to Michael)''': If you make me the alien, I will punch you in the throat. --> '''Michael (considering)''': There's a stripper in that movie. --> '''Dan''': There it is! You're the stripper. ''(Katie [[FacePalm facepalms]])'' --> '''Katie''': I've never been a stripper! Why w- --> '''Soren''': Yeah, I think she's the wife of Will Smith in that, so you're not doing ''too'' bad. --> '''Katie''': She's a ''stripper.'' --> '''Dan''': She's still a stripper. * IllBeInMyBunk: Michael pulls this in the Ninja Turtles episode. He feels the need to drop everything and run to Blockbuster once somebody clues him in about "pseudo-porn for women" (also known as ''SexAndTheCity''). -->'''Dan:''' Well, he's in for a disappointing evening. ** Later: --> '''Dan''': So it's really porn for women? --> '''Soren''': It's pseudo-porn. It's not what you think. It's just a bunch of people in boring situations where sometimes nudity happens. --> '''Dan''': I'm not gonna lie. That sounds amazing. * InsistentTerminology: Michael, again. --> '''Katie''': Why does Bowser keep coming back game after game? He rallies enough troops- --> '''Mike''': ''Troopas''. --> '''Katie''': ''(Gives Michael a DeathGlare)'' to create armies- --> '''Mike''': '''Armoopas!''' ''(gives a 'Did I not just make this clear?' shrug to Soren and Dan)''. * MajorMinorInconvenience: Discussed at length in "4 Ads That Depict Terrifying Alternate Realities". * {{Meganekko}}: Katie. * MrFanservice: ''[[http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/9/3/99293.jpg?v=1 Soren.]]'' -->'''DOB:''' You have to ''cull'' your booty call list?\\ '''Soren:''' *grinning* It's actually more of a booty base. *winks at a waitress* * MsFanservice: Katie, somewhat. In the Comic-Con and Halloween episodes, she wears low-cut cleavage-bearing costumes. This is lampshaded in the opening title sequence, featuring four different depictions of the group, one from the mind of each cast member. In Michael's, she wears a stripperific dress and heels (seen in the page picture, an amalgam of the four versions), and in Soren's she wears a slinky dress. In Katie's, [[DefiedTrope on the other hand]], she's a bitter-looking spinster, and in Dan's she's a [[ZigZaggedTrope nun]]. * NoodleIncident: Michael and Katie's first date. Also the time they had sex. ** Also, Michael's Bio-Dome Theorem. * NoodleImplements: Michael and Katie's lone (possibly) sexual encounter occurred in a bowling alley. Their first date happened after Mike allegedly won the Indy 500, and an allegedly retarded Katie showing up at Mike's dorm room. Obviously, due to Mike's incredible [[ComedicSociopath comedic sociopathy]], it is likely none of this is true, with the possible exception of sex in a bowling alley, if only because it's actually (somewhat) plausible (not to mention in keeping with Mike's [[CompleteMonster complete monstrosity]]) and Katie doesn't state otherwise. Still, Katie was more occupied telling Soren and Dan they only had sex once, because Mike referred to the bowling alley as 'the last place we had sex.' * OddFriendship: [[LovableJock Jockish]], [[MrFanservice handsome]], sometimes dim Soren and [[{{Nerd}} nerdy]], [[ButtMonkey unlucky]] Dan seem to be the closest out of the group of four. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aversion stipulated to in their discussion of the merits of a ZombieApocalypse as a doomsday scenario. --> '''Waitress''': Doesn't that kinda depend on what kind of zombies you're talking about? ''(loud, collective groan)'' --> '''Soren''': There's only one type of zombie. --> '''Waitress''': No, I mean if you're talking about the 28 Days Later type of zombie- --> '''Dan and Soren''': The slow, mindless, disorganized zombies. ''(Katie and Michael imitate Romero zombies)''. --> '''Waitress''': There's a lot of other- --> '''Dan''': '''OKAY!''' If you're going to get into every Tom, Dick and rage virus reimagining, we will be here all night. Romero zombies are the ''only'' zombies. We literally '''cannot''' advance this conversation otherwise. ''(waitress looks enormously hurt, leaves).'' --> '''Michael''': And you've driven another woman away from us. * PowerUpFood: What Michael thought Bowser planned for Peach. --> '''Mike''': Are you sure he loves her? I thought he was going to devour her Peach flesh, to get...princess powers, or something. --> '''Dan''': No, he does love her. They say as much in SuperMarioSunshine. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: Discussed in a debate about the best single superpower. --> '''Soren''': That's the problem with any one power. Without the whole suite, they just suck. * RunningGag: Michael accusing the others of having aspergers in the Batman episode. ** And throwing sugar packets on the table and asking them how many it was, ala {{Rainman}} ** Someone will inevitably be about to take a bite of their food whenever bodily fluids are discussed. * SeinfeldianConversation: The show revolves around this trope. * Sexbot: Dan had one, kinda. --> '''Michael''': Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics. --> '''Dan''': First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times. --> '''Soren''': And not one of us ''ever asked''. * ShoutOut: In ''If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure'', Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for [[Series/DoctorWho Martha Jones]] Lincoln. * TimeStop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from ''SavedByTheBell''. * TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Discussed, where the group discusses how one would probably become the [[NormalFishInATinyPond smartest person in the world in the world of infomercials]]. * UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music. --> '''Dan''': Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (bewildered)''': Okay...so you're saying...? --> '''Michael''': '''Black people invented hoverboards!''' --> '''Dan''': Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and ''crafting black history.'' ''(Gives examples)''. --> '''Michael''': I would watch that movie. --> '''Dan''': All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started. --> '''Katie (conceding)''': Okay... --> '''Michael''': Huh. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Why do you know what year the civil rights movement started?]] --> '''Dan''': [[BerserkButton Why do you not?!]] * VictimFallsForRapist: Bowser expects it to happen. --> '''Dan''': You ''do'' realize that he ''kidnaps'' Princess Peach, right? --> '''Soren''': Yeah, because he's in love with her. --> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[BlackComedyRape Its a...crime word]]. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Voldemort. --> '''Soren''': Wizards are supernatural. What good's a ''Muggle'' gonna do? --> '''Mike''': [[WeHaveReserves There's a bunch of us]], and we have [[CoolAirship helicarriers]] and assault rifles. We killed [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Hitler, Hussein, and Houdini]]. You think we can't nuke [[BuffySpeak "Volter-man"]] into next week? --> '''Katie''': [[AGodAmI He has limitless dark power!]] --> '''Mike''': [[AwesomeButImpractical That he has to aim through a wand]]. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill We can shoot people with a thousand rockets. From space]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking With iPhones.]] * WhatIf: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War. --> '''Michael''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Did that happen?]] [[ButtMonkey You're the only one that would know]]. --> '''Katie''': Wait, wasn't that what ThePatriot was about? * WildMassGuessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode. --> '''Dan''': The logistics of warp speed. --> '''Michael''': No. --> '''Soren''': The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet. --> '''Dan''': Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince. --> '''Michael''': No to both. --> '''Katie (sitting down)''': Okay...something about Star Wars. --> '''Dan (ignoring Katie)''': Jawas as a metaphor for the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]]...somehow. --> '''Michael''': No, but that's a good idea. --> '''Dan''': No, it's not. --> '''Soren''': If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only TheForce. --> '''Dan''': Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens. --> '''Soren (responding to sub-question)''': No. --> '''Katie''': Okay, so what specifically- --> '''Dan''': Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crewmembers have [[EvilBrit British accents]]. --> '''Michael (with a flourish)''': Nay! --> '''Soren''': Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an an animal. --> '''Michael''': ''(Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).'' --> '''Soren''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Dan''': That was a 'no.' --> '''Michael''': Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is- --> '''Katie''': Oh! Women! --> '''Michael''': Nailed it. * TheWoobie: [[invoked]] One of Katie's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation alternate character interpretations]] for Bowser. Challenged by Michael. --> '''Katie''': So he ''loves her'', but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from OfMiceAndMen. --> '''Mike''': '''Except covered in spikes!''' ''(Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a bag of chips]].)'' * YaoiFan: ''Soren'' of all people, but when Dan brings up FerrisBuellersDayOff and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim. * ZombieApocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario. --> '''Soren''': It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people. --> '''Michael''': Who you also dominate.[[re*direct:WebAnimation/AfterHours]]
9th Apr '12 7:21:42 PM WeirdKev27
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* CompleteMonster: Michael, so, so very much. --> '''Katie''': It's our inability to guiltlessly murder our loved ones that will bring about our ultimate downfall. --> '''Michael''': You're all living in a naive fantasy world. --> '''Dan''': You just called us pussies for not shooting our moms, didn't you? --> '''Michael''': *Starts talking about robots.*
8th Apr '12 3:10:20 AM lu127
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Renamed trope.
* RapeIsLove: Bowser. --> '''Dan''': You ''do'' realize that he ''kidnaps'' Princess Peach, right? --> '''Soren''': Yeah, because he's in love with her. --> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[BlackComedyRape Its a...crime word]]. ** Also brought up in the Back to the Future episode. Katie observes that Lorraine, Marty's mom, can only orgasm mid-rape after being saved by Marty's dad.

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* RapeIsLove: Bowser. VictimFallsForRapist: Bowser expects it to happen. --> '''Dan''': You ''do'' realize that he ''kidnaps'' Princess Peach, right? --> '''Soren''': Yeah, because he's in love with her. --> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[BlackComedyRape Its a...crime word]]. ** Also brought up in the Back to the Future episode. Katie observes that Lorraine, Marty's mom, can only orgasm mid-rape after being saved by Marty's dad.word]].
6th Apr '12 8:09:43 PM ccoa
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--> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[RapeAsComedy Its a...crime word]].
to:
--> '''Dan''': Yeah, and we have a word for people who force their love on someone against their will. [[RapeAsComedy [[BlackComedyRape Its a...crime word]].
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