History WebVideo / AgentsOfCracked

4th Jun '16 5:08:23 PM Someoneman
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Swaim claims Walter Anderson "totally f**ks goats because he believes it gives him super powers - specifically, powers which allow him to f**k more goats" in Season 2. This is why Cracked gets sued, and subsequently leads to Swaim's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of WHOOMP! There It Iy-Us! WHOOMP! There It Iy-Us!]]

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* BestialityIsDepraved: Swaim claims Walter Anderson "totally f**ks goats because he believes it gives him super powers - specifically, powers which allow him to f**k more goats" in Season 2. This is why Cracked gets sued, and subsequently leads to Swaim's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of WHOOMP! There It Iy-Us! WHOOMP! There It Iy-Us!]]sued



* ChekhovsSkill: In Agents of Cracked, there is a running gag throughout the first season that Michael, the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, used to be a judge. This is mostly passed off as nonsense. In Season 2 Episode 4, that experience gives Michael the series's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment of Awesome]]
** This might also count as a BrickJoke.

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* %% (Insufficient context. Please reword the example so it does not link to a YMMV trope and actualy explains things)* ChekhovsSkill: In Agents of Cracked, there is a running gag throughout the first season that Michael, the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, used to be a judge. This is mostly passed off as nonsense. In Season 2 Episode 4, that experience gives Michael the series's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment of Awesome]]
** %%** This might also count as a BrickJoke.
8th May '16 11:39:26 PM erforce
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->'''Dan''': "''What have you been doing in here?''"
->'''Michael''': "''Allow me to answer that question with a meth lab.''"

''AgentsOfCracked'' is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries that, as the name would suggest, is produced by ''[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]]'', and ran in three "seasons" from 2009 to 2011. Michael Swaim and Daniel O'Brien star as AlterEgoActing versions of themselves; the former a sociopathic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and the latter [[StraightMan his much more down to earth partner]] [[TheyFightCrime who write articles for Cracked]].

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->'''Dan''': "''What What have you been doing in here?''"
here?
->'''Michael''': "''Allow Allow me to answer that question with a meth lab.''"

''AgentsOfCracked''
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''Agents of Cracked''
is a WebOriginal comedy miniseries that, as the name would suggest, is produced by ''[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]]'', and ran in three "seasons" from 2009 to 2011. Michael Swaim and Daniel O'Brien star as AlterEgoActing versions of themselves; the former a sociopathic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and the latter [[StraightMan his much more down to earth partner]] [[TheyFightCrime who write articles for Cracked]].



* HeadsUpDisplay: Swaim sees the world by way of an [=HUD=] that is half ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and half ''RobotUnicornAttack''.

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* HeadsUpDisplay: Swaim sees the world by way of an [=HUD=] that is half ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and half ''RobotUnicornAttack''.''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack''.
11th Jan '16 4:49:29 AM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: A girl Dan had a crush on becomes one. Stealing the clothes off their backs and swapping them around. And then when leaving steals a bunch of office supplies and the ice cream off a ice cream cone Swaim was eating.

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* ImpossibleThief: ImpossibleTheft: A girl Dan had a crush on becomes one. Stealing steals the clothes off their Dan and Swaim backs and swapping swaps them around. And then when leaving steals a bunch of office supplies and the ice cream off a ice cream cone Swaim was eating.
28th Jan '15 6:05:57 AM NemuruMaeNi
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Michael is told to make a "Facebook" for Cracked and assumes he's literally supposed to make ''a book out of people's faces''. Terror ensues.
** "It got easier when I remembered the ''children's cemetery''."



* {{Flanderization}}: Compare Michael in the first season to Michael in season three. Mandy gets it even worse.
** Arguably, any character in the show. Dan, for example, goes from an average if somewhat {{Adorkable}} guy with some capability of standing up for himself to a complete and utter, terrified doormat. It even turns out he's [[spoiler: a virgin after all.]] Sarge's flashbacks also become the rule rather than the exception.
** Sarge arguably got it the worst, the fastest. I've never seen a character go from relatively normal, with bouts of wackiness, to screaming lunatic wacky all the time, in such a short amount of time.
*** It could, arguably, be justified- working at Cracked is terribly stressful, so maybe it just wore Dan down and made Sarge slightly crazy. As for Mandy... well, maybe she just is that shallow and we got to see that side of her only when she became one of the main characters. After all, the few moments she somewhat cared about Dan was when he did something like Mike (the first instance being when he made 'coffee').
*** It should also be noted that Mandy was also disgusted by Michael in Season 1. The only real explanation for why those characters went from being silly, but realistic (except Mike obviously) to caricatures is RuleOfFunny.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample after removing violations of HowToWriteAnExample * {{Flanderization}}: Compare Michael in the first season to Michael in season three. Mandy gets it even worse.
** Arguably, any character in the show. Dan, for example, goes from an average if somewhat {{Adorkable}} guy with some capability of standing up for himself to a complete and utter, terrified doormat. It even turns out he's [[spoiler: a virgin after all.]] Sarge's flashbacks also become the rule rather than the exception.
** Sarge arguably got it the worst, the fastest. I've never seen a character go from relatively normal, with bouts of wackiness, to screaming lunatic wacky all the time, in such a short amount of time.
*** It could, arguably, be justified- working at Cracked is terribly stressful, so maybe it just wore Dan down and made Sarge slightly crazy. As for Mandy... well, maybe she just is that shallow and we got to see that side of her only when she became one of the main characters. After all, the few moments she somewhat cared about Dan was when he did something like Mike (the first instance being when he made 'coffee').
*** It should also be noted that Mandy was also disgusted by Michael in Season 1. The only real explanation for why those characters went from being silly, but realistic (except Mike obviously) to caricatures is RuleOfFunny.



* LiteralMinded: Michael is told to make a "Facebook" for Cracked and assumes he's literally supposed to make ''a book out of people's faces''. Terror ensues.
--> '''Michael:''' "It got easier when I remembered the ''children's cemetery''."



* [[spoiler: [[MadGod Mad Demigod]]: Swaim is revealed to be one.]]

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* [[spoiler: [[MadGod Mad Demigod]]: Swaim MadGod: [[spoiler:Swaim is revealed to be one.]]



* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: The function of Dan's 'Failsafe Device'. Apparantly it's not lethal.]] This may be due to Michael's apparent immortality, as he later claims that if Dan kills him, he'll come back 'so hard'. Later, this is revealed to be because [[spoiler:he's a demigod]]

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* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: The YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:The function of Dan's 'Failsafe Device'. Apparantly it's not lethal.]] This may be due to Michael's apparent immortality, as he later claims that if Dan kills him, he'll come back 'so hard'. Later, this is revealed to be because [[spoiler:he's a demigod]]
30th Nov '14 6:30:52 PM BibsDibs
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* IdiotSavant: The Chief actually calls Swaim this, and it's shown that he is actually an excellent writer.
** And an excellent judge.

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* IdiotSavant: The Chief actually calls Swaim this, and it's shown that he is actually an excellent writer.
** And
writer and an excellent judge.
30th Nov '14 3:27:02 PM BibsDibs
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* ChekhovsGag
** In a first season episode, Michael mentions his belief that everyone on the east coast goes to work in hot air balloons and sleeps in grain silos; in the series finale [[spoiler: Dan and Michael go to the east coast by way of a hot air balloon, and DOB mentions (possibly jokingly) that Michael's going to have to sleep in a grain silo because "That's where we all sleep, back east." And a few episodes earlier, Kelly mentions having traveled to California via zeppelin, confirming another of Michael's crazy cultural perceptions.]]

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* ChekhovsGag
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ChekhovsGag: In a first season episode, Michael mentions his belief that everyone on the east coast goes to work in hot air balloons and sleeps in grain silos; in the series finale [[spoiler: Dan and Michael go to the east coast by way of a hot air balloon, and DOB mentions (possibly jokingly) that Michael's going to have to sleep in a grain silo because "That's where we all sleep, back east." And a few episodes earlier, Kelly mentions having traveled to California via zeppelin, confirming another of Michael's crazy cultural perceptions.]]
30th Nov '14 3:19:38 PM BibsDibs
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* DangerousWorkplace: Half of the time, really.

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* DangerousWorkplace: Half of the time, really. It's run by the Chief, a {{Badass}} [[FaceFramedInShadow who spends most of his time in the shadows]]. The requirements for employment include killing a man. Also, [[PsychoticManchild Michael]] works there.
24th Oct '14 6:20:35 PM SWFMax
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** Another possible one: "Are you just stuck in a loop ''listing'' things? Because I can talk you through that." [[DontExplainTheJoke Cracked.com is famous for list-based articles.]]

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** Another possible one: "Are you just stuck in a loop ''listing'' things? Because I can talk you through that." [[DontExplainTheJoke Cracked.com is famous for list-based articles.]]
11th Oct '14 7:58:06 AM BibsDibs
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** Don't forget the barstool. They're going back to his place. Perhaps making Swaim a Depraved Pansexual?

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** Don't forget the barstool. They're going back to his place. Perhaps making Swaim a Depraved Pansexual?[[IncrediblyLamePun Pansexual]]?
9th Oct '14 9:06:11 PM BibsDibs
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* ActorAllusion:
** DOB meeting his lookalike and f***ing him is a reference to DOB's article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/human-clones-do-you-fk-or-fight/ about what to do when you're locked in a room with your clone]].
** The mug of pens that DOB throws at B-Tone is a reference to [[http://www.cracked.com/video_17155_mug-pens-coffee-mug-for-pens.html one of Cracked and Michael Swaim's first sketch videos for the site]].
** Mike using the ''SavedByTheBell'' Zack Morris Time Out is a callback to an episode of Cracked After Hours that aired the day before the Agents of Cracked episode.
** Michael receives a phone call and guesses that the person on the other end is "Clippy". Clippy is the sidekick (consisting of video clips that follow a theme) of Michael's android persona in "Cracked TV" and "Does Not Compute".



* TheDanza: Both Swaim and DOB are named after, [[CaptainObvious well]], Michael Swaim and Dan O'Brien.
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