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Toby Joe Turner, aka Tobuscus, is a Website/{{Youtube}} personality known for his comedy, songwriting, and acting abilities. His work includes original songs and comedy shorts, "Literal Trailers" of video games and films, song and [[ParodyCommercial commercial parodies]], and a comedy clip series called, "Cute Win Fail". He owns a vlog known as "Lazy Vlog", and a gaming channel, Toby Games, also known as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Toby Sucks at Gaming"]].

Despite having his major presence on Website/{{Youtube}}, Toby is no stranger to acting, appearing in 2008 in the TV series ''Series/StrangerThings'' and the 2010 indie comedy ''Film/NewLow''. In 2012, he broke into mainstream TV as the primary live actor in Creator/CartoonNetwork's production of ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange]]''. In the same year, he also played a role in the indie slasher flick ''Film/{{Smiley}}''.

To watch his Tobuscus videos [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Tobuscus go here]], for his Lazy Vlog [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TobyTurner go here]] and for his gaming channel [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TobyGames go here]]. His website is [[http://www.tobyturner.com here]].

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!!Tropes associated with Tobuscus and his videos:

* AchillesHeel:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEEepwbO6rA His only weakness is bullets; he's allergic to them.]]
** The Mini Minotaur has a WeaksauceWeakness to [[StealthPun tartar]] sauce.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Toby's name. Also, he claims to be allergic to alliteration... ''Aaaatchooo!''
* {{Adorkable}}
* AGodAmI: He frequently yells, "I am a God!" after accomplishing odd or mundane tasks in his gaming videos, such as, in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', eating rotten flesh without getting sick.
* ALoadOfBull: The Mini Minotaur.
* AlwaysSecondBest: His song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pfDquA65c 2nd HOTTEST GIRL (A Love Song)]] is about the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 2nd hottest girl]] on a show who will always be second hottest.
* {{Animesque}}: His animated adventures.
* {{Angrish}}: A LOT. Especialy in the earlier videos of him playing HappyWheels, where half of his speech was just him shouting "GOD DANGIT!" at various volumes and a "FPFFFF" sound in place of where curse words should go.
* ArmorIsUseless: Parodied in his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' Literal Trailer.
-->''Hopefully those guards have good armor / No they don't, maybe they do / They don't.''
* ArtifactTitle: As of now, "Evil Puppet Show Ft. Mini-Minotaur and Creeper" and "Edited LazyVlog" have been edited, but WordOfGod states that he sits down when he edits, so he is still being lazy. Additionally, it is practice for sketches.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:
** Toby claims to have ADD, although like many of his claims, this is unreliable.
** Celebrated by the original song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba14uJFvqMs "There's a Floppy Disk on the Floor"]], in which his mother apparently shares this trait.
** [[OnceAnEpisode Multiple times per episode]] in his Lazy Vlogs, with several ("Ooh, an airplane," "Ooh, flowers," and "Shhh!") approaching {{Catch Phrase}}s.
** In his gaming episodes, he has an incredible ability to get distracted and lose track of what he's supposed to be doing. In sandbox games like ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', this is fine, but it tends to frustrate (or alternatively, amuse) viewers of the more story-driven games to no end, especially when he doesn't pay attention to mission objectives.
* AwesomenessIsAForce: In the Literal trailer for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', this is apparently how Ezio kills a guard. [[note]]The guard in question actually gets shot by an arrow, but it is barely visible. besides, the notion of Ezio just killing a man through being awesome in his proximity is so much cooler.[[/note]]
-->''Guard says, "Stop!" / Just kill him with your awesome.''
* BadassBaritone: During his playthrough of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', Toby imitates Duke's deep voice with uncanny precision. Of course, Toby himself is anything but a badass, but his mimicry of one is hilarious. He can be seen practicing the Duke Nukem voice in earlier vlogs, long before the game was released.
* BearsAreBadNews: Especially bears with guns and grenades.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: During his Amnesia playthrough, he jumps off a cliff rather than die at the hands of a monster, and invokes this as his justification. He also invokes this during his playthrough of Limbo, in which he drowns himself to avoid the spikes he is floating towards.
* BigEater: Toby mentions being this in his Let's Play of Tiny Thief. Apparently, he will, on occasion, order 2 large pizzas and eat them both by himself. He mentions his mother taking him to [=McDonald=]'s where he would eat 2 Big Macs, along with chicken nuggets.
* BigNo: A frequent event in his Let's Play videos, most often when a game crashes or an ally dies.
* BlatantLies: Much of what he claims in his Lazy Vlogs is either obviously untrue or questionable. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AcErnFKRITg#t=154s this vlog]], he goes meta by lying about his lying "tell".
* BlessedWithSuck: In one [[http://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=MZL_HbR2cJ8 Cute Win Fail]] vid, Toby imagines a superhero whose power is getting struck by lightning.
* ButtMonkey: [[TheGhost Steven]]. Gabuscus also gets regularly abused by Toby, mainly over his EmbarrassingNickname.
* BlackComedy:
-->'''Toby:''' If cats ever run out of food, they can just hunt allergic people. They could just jump on my face, and hug it. My last words would be "Awwww..."
* CallBack:
** In his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' Literal Trailer, at the end, he reuses two lines from the previous one ("Nod at the bird and PEOPLE DIE / Everywhere PEOPLE DIE.") in an IronicEcho fashion.
*** He recycles the lines again (replacing "bird" with "boat") in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' Literal Trailer, then [[LampshadeHanging points out the callback in the very next line]]. There's also another callback a bit later on ("Mysterious hooded man watches (from a distance). Take a second to sober up (low tolerance).").
** Toby's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sigQfHVayoo alliteration allergy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n0kUC3vy14 returns]].
** "Grandpa Buscus" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=P-xXS49Qmn8&t=1m39s faints]] when he sees a black Tobuscus shirt, as Toby warned ''when he first introduced them''.
* CatchPhrase: Has several noticeable catch phrases which are:
** "Audience, wha-!? What are you doing in [place the camera is], Audience?"
** "Bless your face. If you sneezed during this video, bless you. Peace off/Toby out/Joey out. Boop!"
** "Intro/Mid-tro/Outro of darkness, then redness, then whiteness!"
** "Da Da Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Subscribe"
** "oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god"
** "[[MaleGaze HOTHOTHOT]][[DistractedByTheSexy HOTHOTHOT]][[GibberishOfLove HOTHOTHOT]]"
*** A different variation (though less prominent) for male cosplayers is "Nerdnerdnerdnerdnerdnerdnerd..."
** [[OhCrap "Im gonna die im gonna die im gonna die"]]
** "I'm Dead. I'm Dead. I'm Dead. I'm Dead."
** "I'm LITERALLY dead!"
** For his gaming videos: "Hello once again Audience."
** "Knock Knock Moe'Suckra!"
** "Well, clearly..."
** "Whatchu got?"
** "Ooooh! Gimme Gimme."
** "God dang it!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwsFK2ONvyc "Sponsor!"]]
** Referring to various people as "girl," usually when the one in question is NOT a girl (his male dog and the audience are the usual targets) and while imitating [[SaturdayNightLive Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man]].
*** "Girrrl. Or guy. [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Or both. Or Other.]]"
** "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!"
** Whenever he plays an Ubisoft game, he literals the logo flash. When he interviewed an Ubisoft employee, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jYdQbcr6N8 it went meta]].
*** "StarGate, UbiSoft, Sparkle!"
** (usually singing it, sometimes not) Suck it! Suck it, suck it suck it!
** AGH! No! Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please.
** From the Animated Adventures, "ARGH! I'm ''boooored!''"
** "Yo' momma!"
** "What the balls?"
** From HappyWheels LetsPlay: "This is the time."
** "Hello once again, audience! Where we left off, I was _______."
* CelebrityResemblance:
** Toby mentions a few times that he's been told he looks like Creator/DavidTennant, apparently because of his messy hair and sideburns.
** Toby has mentioned that his friend Gabe aka Gabuscus, has sometimes been mistaken as TaylorLautner.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmeQaXuFig Elevating bad guys, wide shot bad guys.]]
* ComedicSociopathy: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upxzaVMhw8k "Safety Torch"]], Toby invades an innocent kid's house, wakes him up in the middle of the night, scares him to death by telling him monsters are out to get him, offers him [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} torches to keep the monsters away]], gives him water to put out the [[RealityEnsues resulting fires]], and finally charges him $500 for those "services". And in case there was any doubt as to whether this is deliberate extortion or not, the Frankenstinian monster he brings with him says "Sup Toby" in an easy-to-miss speech bubble.
-->'''Timmy:''' I don't have 500 bucks!\\
'''Toby:''' Oh, that's fine! I'll bill your parents.
* CoolSword: The whole point of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN7dYDYfvVg I Can Swing My Sword]].
* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: [[invoked]] An interesting subversion in the animated music video for "I Can Swing My Sword" -- the ''Minecraft'' recipe for a diamond sword is one stick and two diamonds, but Toby's version has three. Many people pointed out the error, but it's intentional, as the patent he claims to have in the song is specifically for a three-diamond version, making it unique.
* CuteKitten: The "Cute" clips of "Cute Win Fail" have a high representation of this trope.
* CutenessProximity: Toby goes into baby babble whenever Gryphon is in the shot. [[BlatantLies He doesn't know why.]]
* CutShort: Not counting the games that have NoEnding, Toby hasn't finished several playthroughs on [=TobyGames=], including ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' and ''MaxPayne 3'' (which was ended because the publisher insisted he not show the cutscenes).
* DamnedByFaintPraise: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pfDquA65c "2nd Hottest Girl"]] is a parody love song about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the ''second'' most attractive girl on a web reality show. The joke, of course, is that Toby thinks he's being genuinely complimentary.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: PlayedForLaughs with his usage of the word "filibuster", which he uses in random sentences regardless of its actual meaning.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In "Literal Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows":
--> ''Careful Harry, he doesn't have a nose. / Harry needs some sleep. / And he needs a nose. / And he needs some sleep.''
* DisproportionateRetribution: While playing ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', a guard says the popular meme, "I used to be an adventurer like you... then I took an arrow to the knee." Toby slaughters her, screaming, "Do you know what you've done?!"
* DistractedByTheSexy:
** Toby has made this into a CatchPhrase: "Hot hot hot hot hot hot," which pulls double duty as GibberishOfLove.
** In the first episode of Tobuscus Animated Adventures, Toby is so busy ogling a chick that he fails to notice (or care) that she's a zombie. HilarityEnsues.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Toby's commentary is very easy to take in the wrong context if you keep your eyes closed on certain occasions. This is almost always noticed by the commenters rather than Toby realizing it during the video. Specific examples:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTb_JwBiaL0 This]] episode of ''VideoGame/HappyWheels'' at 2:46
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABhbH8Ha7MQ This]] part of a highlight from an episode of ''Happy Wheels'' at 1:38
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WB7-acUKlA This]] episode of ''Happy Wheels'' at 11:56
* EmbarrassingNickname: Not Toby, but his pal, Gabe. Because ''Gabe''-uscus sounds a lot like ''Gay''-buscus. Gabe is ''not'' amused when Toby calls him this.
* EpicFail: Celebrated by his "Cute Win Fail" series.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding:
** The first episode of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwXi5LgNms Tobuscus Animated Adventures]] subverts this. Gabe and Toby have a good laugh over their predicament, then [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie Toby turns into a zombie]] and eats Gabe.
** In the "Tobuscus Canadian Adventures" episode, the duo exchange some nervous laughter similar to the first episode. Then Gabe strangles Toby.
* EvilLaugh: Toby does a great one at the end of "I Can Swing My Sword", but loses some evil cred when Gabuscus interrupts the laugh to wrest the sword from him.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** The whole point of his Literal Trailers: taking what is happening in the trailer... and taking it literally. In song.
** His Lazy Vlog series is a vlog that is extremely lazy, frequently lacking such basic elements as a subject.
** "Toby Sucks at Gaming," his LetsPlay channel.
** [[http://youtu.be/hmCxs2_ztPE "Nugget in a Biscuit"]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZRyNa57YeA&feature=relmfu Sorry, other two clips, you just won a date with]] [[JerseyShore Snooki]].
* TheGhost: Steven, Toby's mysterious assistant in his videos. [[labelnote:About Steven]]There is no Steven. He's just someone Toby made up... we think.[[/labelnote]]
* GibberishOfLove: "Hothothothothothot" counts as this too, sometimes. If you believe the story about Toby trying out for the cheerleader squad, anyway.
* HoYay: [[invoked]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXUbLoNOqqY Spoofed]] between Toby and Jack of Jack's Films.
* HulkSpeak: From the highlight reel of his [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R. 3]] LetsPlay: '''AARRGH! MOMMA ANGRY.''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oKk0aoAPU8]]
* HypercompetentSidekick:
** [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Boone.]]
** Toby plays one in the Sundance film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEuEFnZWFRs New Low]].
* InherentlyFunnyWords: The name Herbert, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Jqsnv07nw apparently]].
* InsistentTerminology: Toby's friend, Gabe, would like everyone to know that his nickname is pronounced "Gabe-uscus", not "[[EmbarrassingNickname Gay-buscus]]". Too bad Toby insists on pronouncing it without the pause. PlayedForLaughs in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwXi5LgNms Tobuscus Animated Adventures]] when Gabe insists on the pronunciation even as Zombie!Toby is eating him.
* IWantGrandkids: In his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVXMwI2xQ5c spoof of an Axe deodorant commercial]], Mombuscus tells Toby 'Now go make me some grandchildren!' [[UnreliableNarrator According to Toby]], she wasn't acting when she said that.
* JerkAss: Toby portrays himself as one in several videos, notably "Tobuscus Animated Adventures" and "Safety Torch".
* JiveTurkey: Toby tends to talk like this when slipping into another one of his "characters".
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: According to "[[http://youtu.be/uVXMwI2xQ5c How to Get Women]]", Axe Body Spray for Men[[superscript:TM]] makes every female anywhere near you attack you constantly.
* LeftItIn: [[RunningGag "Edit that part out, Steven!"]] "You left it in?" "YOU LEFT IT IN?!"
* LetsPlay: His gaming channel, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Toby Sucks at Gaming]].
* LighterAndSofter: Toby's earlier videos had swearing and a few more dirty jokes, but over the years he's toned them down and made his videos more family friendly. Some fans think this is because [[SoMyKidsCanWatch his niece Ciara started watching]].
* LiteralMinded:
** His "Literal Trailers" series, where he adds LiteralMinded lyrics to movie and video game trailers.
** In his Lazy Vlogs, Toby often interprets fan comments literally, such as when a fan says that they would "die" if he read their letter on the vlog and he then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hon2kfFseQE&t=2m18s apologies profusely for murdering them]].
* MadLibsCatchPhrase[=/=]CouchGag: The intro to every episode of Cute Win Fail has a different running gag per episode. The formula usually goes like this:
-->How's it going? I'm Toby Turner. [random phrase that starts off the running gag] and this is "Cute Win Fail", the show where videos from three different [items relevant to the running gag] compete to become the most EPIC.\\
[Starts listing the three entries from the previous episode]\\
Your votes have all been [action relevant to the running gag] and the most epic video ever of last week was... [insert winning entry here]\\
Sorry, other two clips. [joke about the loser videos' [[DeathFromAbove punishment]], also relevant to the running gag]\\
It's time for three new videos to enter the competition for epicosity. Let's watch!
* MagnumOpus: Toby [[InvokedTrope considers his own Magnum Opus to be]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmdc9RIhmOI Nugget in a Biscuit]].
* MaleGaze: His CatchPhrase "Hothothot" counts as an InvokedTrope. The Hot Symphonies ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVsjQbFPIPY]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b3DOBF2Qqk]]) are a celebration of the phenomenon.
* ManChild
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: He talks so much and so fast that he often loses track not only of where he was going but where he started.
--> "If you took Gonzo and put him in an arena with a bunch of other animators and gave them all, like, medieval weapons and put like a lion in there, the lion would probably kill them all. But Gonzo is a good animator." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZsqrdpTH0&feature=BFa&list=SP5AB4B8F2A335A9F7]]
--> "Just goes to show you that sometimes horses really do lead the man to water and teach 'em how to dr- feed 'em for a day, teach a man to fish, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext your heart gets donated into someone that's dead.]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxz1myTVctI]]
* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Parodied in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WteF0j5gYGk Dramatic Song]]''.
* MistakenForRacist: A RunningGag in his vlogs and gaming commentaries, usually by noticing that something he's just said [[ThatCameOutWrong came out wrong]] and either [[DiggingYourselfDeeper digging himself deeper]], [[VerbalBackspace backpedaling]], or descending down a FreudianSlipperySlope.
* MonsterProtectionRacket: In "Safety Torch", Toby brings his own monsters to scare little Tim Tim into buying stuff to drive them off.
* MotorMouth
-->"Thewinnerofyesterday'stshirtisannotatedatthebottommiddleofthevideoifyouwantoentertowinatshirt... like and post a comment, girl. Or guy. Or other."
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHgM3abfa1M BLOW ON IT, WANDA!]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCNpDQ6E_T4 Eight O'Clock Coffee]], and frequently a subject of his Lazy Vlogs, to the point where he no longer bothers to say "[[CatchPhrase Sponsor!]]" when mentioning Starbucks.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_LoEUAvtM "Trapped in a pistachios ad!" vid]], the audience is advised to watch a clip of A-list celebrities, and [[JerseyShore Snooki]], eating pistachios.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiXp5GVVEFk Redneck Pirate Assassin!]]
* NoSenseOfDirection: He gets lost constantly in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', despite having a minimap mod for the former and a compass with quest markers in the latter, mainly because he ignores them most of the time.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Toby abandons his normally perpetual joking demeanor during the more serious and heart-wrenching moments of his VideoGame/TheWalkingDead playthrough.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping:
** PlayedForLaughs, especially in his vlogs, as he is capable of imitating a remarkably wide range of accents and voices but not, seemingly, of staying in them for more than a few sentences.
** In his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' playthrough, he attempts to imitate Ezio's Italian accent, with mixed success -- at several points he slips into Russian and Transylvanian accents, notices, and gets himself hopelessly confused.
* OverlyLongGag: The opening titles for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpbRDo5poT0&t=6m55s here]]). Notable for being in both the source material ''and'' Toby's commentary.
--> '''Toby''': Ubisoft presents... a game by Ubisoft. And Ubisoft. And also Ubisoft...
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Mombuscus shall forever be known as "The best mom who ever played ''VideoGame/{{Bloodforge}}'' in the first hour of its release."
* PaintingTheMedium:
** Toby continually refers to elements of his videos that only exist after they've been uploaded to Website/{{Youtube}}, such as the annotations. He also pretends that the audience is wherever the camera is and/or ''is'' the camera. In one video, he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmdc9RIhmOI&ob=av3e notices that he's being zoomed out]] to show the Website/{{Youtube}} video frame.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P20v3oJGK1U Trapped in a Vlog]], Toby introduces the audience to his studio. In reality, he makes his filming background as white as possible and then plays with white balance to complete the effect (this is so he doesn't have to bother with a greenscreen). In that video, however, he pretends to be hiding a vast collection of white or near-white objects in the background, and invites the audience to click on each one in order to see a sub-video explaining what it is.
* ParodyCommercial: The Tobuscus channel features a lot of these, many of which are [[ProductPlacement sponsored by the companies]] he's parodying.
* ThePenIsMightier: Spoofed. Toby has the idea for a gun with a pen bayonet, and orders Steven to patent it and sell it to the military.
* PrecisionFStrike: While voicing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQ1ugytv5E Courage Wolf]] for Animeme.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In his ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' Literal Trailer:
--> ''Last words: [[GoryDiscretionShot Port or Starboard?]]''
* PreciousPuppies: Cute Win Fail also has a large volume of cute puppy clips. When babies ''and'' puppies get involved, it becomes a kind of Cuteness Event Horizon.
* ProductPlacement: In an interview, Toby said that one of his objectives in creating the Tobuscus vlogs is to attract advertisers. Much of his work is, in fact, sponsored. He further parodies this by yelling "Sponsor!" whenever ''any'' brand name appears in his videos, whether it's actually sponsoring him or not, and in some cases even if it's ''his own product.''
* PromotedFanboy:
** He created the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' Literal Trailer, which was immensely popular. UbiSoft loved the trailer so much that they personally hired Toby and his crew to do a preview and demo their games at E3 2011, where Toby met the developer team for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' and learned that they were major Tobuscus fans. Since then, he's been invited to play these trailers at conventions as a featured performer and has written a Literal Trailer for a ''Revelations'' TV commercial.
** His fame has also landed him a voice acting gig for an unspecified game and appearances in several TV commercials (eg. in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8qqPHSUqHA APB Reloaded]] trailer with Seananners), plus a spot on E! News for the ''[[ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3]]'' launch at [=GameStop=].
** Flash animator [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Gonzossm Gonzossm]] made a cartoon of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEEepwbO6rA Toby getting shot by a bear with a gun]] using soundclips from Toby's videos. Since then, he has become the official animator for all Tobuscus cartoons including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmdc9RIhmOI "Nugget in a Biscuit"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwXi5LgNms "Tobuscus Animated Adventures!"]].
** William from [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFineBros the Fine Brothers']] ''Kids React To'' series is a major Tobuscus fan. He got to appear in two of Tobuscus videos as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_99OBTsaVSY younger Tobuscus]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfesQVww8kU Toby's son]]. He has been called [[FanNickname MiniBuscus]].
** Toby has had several guest spots on ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' and has subsequently been hired by Creator/CartoonNetwork for a live action role in the 2012 TV series.
* RageQuit: While playing the ''Justine'' expansion pack of ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent''. ''Justine'' quits to the desktop every time the player dies, something Toby found out the hard way. After the third try ended in failure, he gave up, telling the Audience, "You play it!"
** Several times during HappyWheels.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His Shih Tzu, Gryphon, who appears in many of his Lazy Vlogs and other videos.
* RunningGag: Many, all (most? some?) of which are presumably made up for RuleOfFunny.
** Being allergic to alliteration.
** Being unable/unwilling to read.
** Being unable to use tools or do anything stereotypically manly.
** Peeing uncontrollably whenever he gets excited or scared.
** The hilarious abuse heaped on Steven, which wouldn't be as funny if Steven actually existed.
** "Reading books" as an UnusualEuphemism for drinking alcohol -- as in, he read a lot of books last night and now his head hurts.
** Constantly improvising parody songs during his gaming sessions. Naturally, these often become some of the favorite highlights among fans.
** His original ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' world is corrupted in such a way that it crashes frequently in a certain spot. Toby periodically revisits this world out of nostalgia and it always, ''always'' crashes, leaving him screaming in fury.
** Various Let's Play videos of different games are titled "I'M DEAD". More than once in the same series, sometimes.
** Often in Cute Win Fail, whenever a person or animal falls over in a flailing manner, Toby follows it up with a shout of [[Franchise/StreetFighter "HADOUKEN!"]].
** Whenever he gets fan mail in which a person says that they "will die" if he reads it on one of his vlogs, he [[LiteralMinded takes them literally]].
** In his newer HappyWheels videos, he'll say "LAST TIME" and show a quick recap of the last episode, and then say "THIS TIME" and show the new episode.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: A deliberate homage occurs during the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTfszppJl8 Mini Minotaur Song]]'', with Tim Tim, the minotaur, and later Toby chasing each other through a door-lined corridor.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In his gaming videos, [[TemptingFate nearly always]] after proclaiming himself to be fearless moments before.
* SelfBackingVocalist: He used to do all his own instrumental parts as well, but has recently begun contracting these out.
* ShipTease: With iJustine in 2011, and [=OlgaKay=] in 2012. Olga confirmed that they had been dating... after they broke up.
* ShirtlessScene: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ujzfv5Mg47c&NR=1 Twice in Jack's Your Grammar Sucks, revealing a very toned six-pack]]. The fangirls (and fanboys of that persuasion) went ''nuts'' in the comments as a result.
* ShoehornedFirstLetter: A RunningGag in his [=LazyVlogs=] is trying to make the color of shirt he's wearing alliterate with the day of the week, resulting in such gems as "Thpurple Thursday".
* SimpletonVoice: A deliberate affectation for many of his vlogs and Let's Plays. It might go all the way into ObfuscatingStupidity, except that he's doing it purely for laughs.
* SneezeOfDoom: In part 176 of his ''Skyrim'' Let's Play, he "sneezes" a fire spell at Tolfdir while at the College of Winterhold. Later, he "sneezes" by attacking Tolfdir with an axe.
* TheSouthpaw: He's left-handed, a trait he inherited from his dad. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhBclc0cNIA]]
* StayInTheKitchen:
** Toby takes on a stereotypically condescending attitude in character during his ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' LetsPlay.
** Toby's character in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGEdFhlqUPU Tobuscus vs. Olga Kay]] utters the immortal line, "Oh good, you're in the kitchen. I would love a sandwich." She then beats him down and utters the BondOneLiner, "Make your own sandwich."
* StealthPun: [[http://youtu.be/CYxQ1D4S41w Toby vlogs from a trailer]]. So he's in a "literal trailer". For bonus recursion, someone remarked that he should make a Literal Trailer about his literal trailer.
* StudioChatter: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsopyGwG-0 One episode]] of his ''Skyrim'' LetsPlay begins with 54 seconds of Toby just sitting there with the game paused, [[IsThisThingOn checking the mic]], before finally starting the episode.
* TalkingToHimself: Toby voices most of the roles in his animated videos. He also hilariously voices all the characters in his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', since the game itself doesn't have voice acting.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Chicken nuggets and biscuits. Together. He wrote a [[http://youtu.be/hmCxs2_ztPE song about them]].
---> ''Then dip the mashed potato covered chicken nugget biscuit in the barbecue sauce. MMMMMMM YUM YUM GIMME AH!''
** He also loves Thai food, and has had to pause Let's Plays on more than one occasion due to the arrival of the delivery guy.
* TranslationConvention: Roman from the ''Roman & Regina'' videos claims he can't even speak English... in English.
* UnusualEuphemism: "God diggety doodle", "What the doodle", "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD", and his signature "God dangit!". Probably his strangest is "Jesus R Kelly Christ!"
--> '''"Grandbuscus":''' Steven! If you fade me out I swear to doodle I'll pee on your house!
* UnreliableNarrator: If you believed everything he says in his Lazy Vlogs, you'd be... well, very confused. This does, however, leave us with the problem of figuring out exactly which of those things are true and which are not.
* VerbalTic: He affects a lisp when talking about things like flowers, birds, or airplanes.
* VlogSeries: His Lazy Vlog channel.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The mini minotaur from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTfszppJl8 the titular song]] is deathly allergic to tartar sauce.
* WithLyrics: His literal trailers.
* YouMakeMeSic: When he narrates text in games with spelling errors (such as ''VideoGame/HappyWheels'' where this happens frequently due to the user-created content), he intentionally reads the spelling error phonetically.

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