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[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=85 A series made by]] Creator/RoosterTeeth (who also made ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'') using ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' about eight assorted stereotypes who wake up in a strange neighborhood with no memory of how they got there. As they attempt to adjust to their new setting and figure out what's going on, they end up parodying a number of popular TV series.

* Sam is the OnlySaneMan who tries to sort out what's wrong with the world. Ignored by everyone except Wade, who's too dense to care.
* Wade is a party animal[=/=]NewAgeRetroHippie who sticks around Sam, often invading his personal space. He's convinced his name is "Durnt", and later becomes a police officer, and the star of his own show: WSI: Cleveland.
* Chalmers is only interested in his own goals and doesn't care for everyone elses'. He's a [[StickyFingers kleptomaniac]] and will immediately deny stealing refrigerators ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial even though nobody asks or cares]]). He's convinced the Strangerhood is Cleveland though [[YouFailLogicForever some clever reasoning.]]
* Catherine is a self-absorbed gold digger, she only cares about herself and Dutchmiller, whom she later decides is her husband given how nicely he is dressed the first time they meet.
* Nikki only appears in a few episodes before being [[HesDeadJim killed off.]] Her murder is the subject of most of the series. [[spoiler: This plot thread ends shortly after she comes back.]]
* Dutchmiller is easily excitable, making him a perfect talk show host later in the series. He learns that he's married to Catherine, and gets her pregnant. He also becomes a prosecutor in the case of Nikki's death.
* Tovar is the strange foreigner whose idiocy causes him to burn off his "mustachio". He's scared of things he doesn't understand, and blames Sam for things he's blatantly done. It's later revealed that he has a LiteralSplitPersonality.
* Griggs is the tough guy who prefers to keep to himself. He enjoys spending time with his [[CompanionCube garden gnome]] and punching stuff. He's set up as the prime suspect in Nikki's death.

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!!'''This series provides examples of:'''

* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Wade sometimes claims that his name is "Durnt". So... Inverted trope?
** Dutchmiller can't get Catherine's name right.
* AlienSky: Stars are arranged into strange constellations.
--> '''Wade''': I think the sky is broken, or maybe just the telescope.
* AllJustADream: During the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it is mentioned that Sam (who was shown waking up on his couch after being sent home) still wonders if it was all a dream. "It was. Probably."
* AmbulanceChaser:
-->'''Dutchmiller''': Do you hear that?
-->'''Griggs''': Yeah, sounds like an ambulance.
-->'''Dutchmiller''': Fantastic! Come on Tovar, let's go chase it!
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Wade tries to get Sam and Chalmers to commit felonies so he can police them.
-->'''Dr. Chalmers:''' I keep telling you, jaywalking is not a felony.
-->'''Sam:''' Well it should be!
-->'''Dr. Chalmers:''' I agree.
* BadassMustache: Tovar used to have this, until it got burned off.
* BigBallOfViolence: Between Griggs's [[GoodAngelBadAngel good angel and evil angel.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: Catherine.
* BrickJoke: Why does Wade insist that his name is Durnt? [[spoiler: He's president of Durntakistan!]]
* TheChessmaster: The source of the mysterious voice declares itself this in episode 2:
-->'''Strange Voice''': "You are being kept here at our discretion. We control ''everything'' about how you live!"
* ChromaKey: Used for the scene in Grigg's car, done in-game.
* ChocolateBaby: Dutchmiller and Catherine's kid.
* CloudCuckoolander: Nearly everyone, Dutchmiller, Wade and Tovar especially.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
-->'''Sam''': There aren't any crimes. As far as we know, there's only eight people here.
-->'''Dr. Chalmers''': Aren't you forgetting that one of the eight people mysteriously died?
-->'''Sam''': Oh eight. Seven.
* CompanionCube: Griggs's garden gnome.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Tover is sentenced to community service, where his job is to lick envelopes as well something involving "an industrial size plunger and a truckload of ball bearings."
** Also, this line from episode 4 when the stove catches fire, especially in the tone of voice he delivers the line in:
-->'''Wade''': Oh no, dude! Where are my marshmellows when I need them?
* {{Deconstruction}}: Reality shows, {{Series/Lost}}, Series/AmericanIdol, {{CSI}}, late-night talk shows, LawAndOrder.
** With a splash of AffectionateParody.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The WSI episode, which is {{Lampshaded}}.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Quoted near-verbatim in episode 2, in which the "antagonist" is revealed, speaking through the television set:
-->'''Strange Voice''' "Do not attempt to alter your viewscreen device. We control the vertical and the horizontal."
* TheDitz: Tovar. Justified because he is the pure moron part of the original Tovar.
* EarlyBirdCameo: During the scene in episode 6 where everyone is on the phone, we briefly see both Tovar and Evil Tovar in the same room.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Griggs has a tattoo of a cat riding a surfboard, done by Wade.
* EvilLaugh: "Phase Four, also known as Phase Laughing Maniacally For No Good Reason. Ha ha ha, ha ha-no wait, I should save it."
* EvilTwin: Evil Tovar, also called Tobar in one episode.
* FunnyForeigner: Tovar
* FlashbackEffects: "Don't fight the waves, man!"
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Griggs deals with this...and everyone else's Good Angels.
* GoldDigger: Catherine.
* GrumpyOldMan: Chalmers
* HesDeadJim: Everyone assumes Nikki is dead, without even checking. Turns out she's NotQuiteDead.
* HumanNotepad: Griggs' escape plan when he's sent to prison. It doesn't quite work out, however:
-->'''Griggs''': "When they put me away, I had the blueprint to the prison tattooed onto my body. Heh, pretty smooth."\\
(Griggs takes off his shirt, Tovar briefly winces and looks away)
-->'''Tovar''': "Yai, is no blueprint! [[EmbarrassingTattoo Is cat riding surfboard!]]
-->'''Griggs''': "Oh, man. I ''knew'' I shouldn't have let Wade give me that tattoo."
* IChooseToStay: Dutchmiller decides to stay with Catherine instead of going home.
* IcecreamKoan: Nikki spouts several while narrating episode 6.
--> "Things aren't always what they seem. Especially when they seem like what they are."
--> "Sometimes the out of place is in exactly the place it should be"
--> "Here in strangerhood lane, everybody has secrets. Some secrets are so secret that no one even knows they're secrets. And others are the kind of secrets you know you know even if you don't know what you know what you need to know"
--> "Even in the most desperate times, desperate measures can seem reasonable. And unreasonable people get desperate for time... What am I talking about?"
* InnerMonologue: Catherine, who's inner monologue is [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud rather loud.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Chalmers' reasoning why the Strangerhood is in UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}.
* IRememberBecause: Catherine remembers her marriage to Dutchmiller because of her tiara.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Nikki's name is pronounced "Nik-KAY"
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: How Wade's noir-esque narration begins in Episode 9. He randomly uses it again during Dr. Chalmers' opening narration in Episode 13.
* {{Keet}}: Dutchmiller
* LaughTrack: Used in early episodes to show there's NoFourthWall, but quickly dropped.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Tovar, who was separated into two people, one who was pure evil and one who was pure moron.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: When Nikki returns, she reveals that she discovered that Griggs is her father.
-->'''Griggs:''' I'm not paying child support!
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: [[spoiler: In the last few episodes, the gang stumbles upon the underground laboratory of an elderly scientist [[OneSteveLimit named Sam,]] who is the source of the mysterious voice throughout the series.]]
* TheMole: Catherine, in a scheme involving her tiara and Griggs's garden gnome.
* MorningRoutine: Griggs in episode 1, he goes through waking up and eating breakfast before he realizes [[LaserGuidedAmnesia he's not in his own house.]]
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Wade
* NoodleImplements: "We're going to need an industrial-sized plunger and a truckload of ball bearings."
* NotSoAboveItAll: After Sam wins his bet with Catherine, he begins taunting her in an ''extremely'' immature manner.
* OnlySaneMan: Sam
* RashomonStyle: In episode 5, Wade and Tovar give several different stories on [[spoiler: Nikki's death.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sam delivers one to Wade in one of Wade's flashback.
-->"Look, if I'm being honest, [[BlatantLies and I'm not trying to be mean here,]] but that was like being shot in the face with a bazooka, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} only the bazooka was loaded with the worst vocal performance ever, and the face was not my whole face, but just my ears.]] Also, I hate you, and I want your whole family to die, and anyone who disagrees with me is stupid. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And you have no talent.]]"
* ShowWithinAShow: The Much Later Tonight And/Or Sometimes Early Tomorrow Morning Show.
* SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable: Dutchmiller doesn't quite get it, and wears a short-sleeve business suit.
* ShortDistancePhonecall: In episode 6.
* StickyFingers: Chalmers is a kleptomaniac.
* TheStoner: Wade
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Chalmers, being a kleptomaniac, denies stealing things without being asked about them.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Wade, once he (sort of) becomes a cop:
-->'''Sam''': "You look ridiculous, Wade."
-->'''Wade''': "You mean, 'you look ridiculous, ''Officer'' Wade'!"
* TonightSomeoneDies: It turns out to be a fish that nobody paid attention to.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Becomes one, given the shows it spoofs are all from 2004-2006. (See Deconstruction above.)
* UnlimitedWardrobe: While chasing Tovar, Nikki changes outfits when they change location.
* VerbalTic: Dutchmiller seems to have "FANTASTIC!" as one.
* WantedPoster: Wanted: Griggs, For punching stuff and excessive grumpiness. AKA Gruggs, Facepaint Jones, Ole Punchy, Camopants Kidd.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Dutchmiller runs through more professions on the show than the others.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Sequestered
** Apathetic as well

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