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[[http://www.olanrogers.com/ Olan Rogers]] is a film-maker, photographer, and comedian from Tennessee well known for his work with [[http://www.youtube.com/balloonshop Balloon Shop]] and his [[http://www.youtube.com/OlanRogers other channel]] on youtube. While mainly making comedic shorts, he also dabbles in experimental short films and music videos. He has recently been rising in youtube fame for his miniseries ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzE4Mhn7pgI The Last Scene]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvz5-ZkKIBc New Prime]]'', and soon to be ''[[http://www.indiegogo.com/poprocket Pop Rocket]]''. ''The Last Scene'' is an AffectionateParody of action movie ending cliche`s, while the ''New Prime'' is one of ScienceFiction. Both are well-known for their [[SurrealHumor sharp-yet-bizzare]] wit as well as being [[CerebusSyndrome surprisingly cerebral]]. He's also a ''major'' CloudCuckooLander and NiceGuy.

Also dabbles in StandUpComedy, having released two spoken word albums in 2010 titled ''Don't Poke The Bear'' and ''Bring The Bacon''.

[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial He is not, however, an astronaut, geophysicist, nor a dragon-slayer.]] Here is [[http://www.olanrogers.com/ his website]], [[http://www.olanrogers.com/store his store]], [[http://www.youtube.com/BalloonShop The Balloon Shop YouTube channel]], [[http://www.youtube.com/OlanRogers his YouTube channel]], [[http://www.twitter.com/OlanRogers his Twitter]], and [[http://www.facebook.com/OlanRogers his Facebook]].
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!!'''Notable Works'''

* [[http://www.youtube.com/BalloonShop Balloon Shop]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzE4Mhn7pgI The Last Scene]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvz5-ZkKIBc New Prime]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUzOgCf7nlE The video]] for ''Harbor Lights'' by Awake Awake.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve5_x9moiTk The video]] for ''Search Party'' by American Analog.


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!!'''Olan Roger's works provide examples of:'''

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[[folder:Tropes Appearing In Most Of His Works]]
* ActingForTwo: All of the characters are played by about four people, 60% of which are played by Olan himself, 10% by Reid Sullivan, 20% by Thomas Gore, and 8% by Starscream. Lampshaded, of course.
* AerithAndBob: Ferris, Dutch, Valavingee, Scar, Zack, Bob... Interestingly, The most normal names (Bob, Zack) go to the [[CloudCuckooLander least normal]] characters.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lightwave, Emperor Laboosh, Ferris, Dutch, Valavingee, Scar, Olan Rogers....
* BetterThanABareBulb
* CloudCuckooLander: Nearly every one of his characters ever, as well as Olan himself. Of particular note, Bob and Hans of ''New Prime'' and Zack [=McSleuthberger=] of ''The Last Scene''.
** A memorable tumblr post:
-->'''wolfennights''' ''asked'': Olan, do you have ADD/ADHD?\\
'''Olan''': I have a HD TV.
* FakeBrit: ([[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Or something]]) In some of his videos.
* GoshdangItToHeck: Olan never uses a swear more vulgar than "crap". Surprisingly, this arguably makes his videos much funnier.
* GutturalGrowler: Pretty much everyone that's played by Olan or Reid, with a few exceptions.
* LargeHam: ''Yes.''
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Oh so much.
* NoBudget: [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome Not that you could tell]] in ''New Prime''.
** Averted for ''Pop Rocket''
* NonHumanSidekick:
** Olan's pet cat [[{{Transformers}} Starscream]]. He appears in many of his shorts.
** And he's rescued a starving puppy named [[http://yfrog.com/kgc8rggj Kreacher]] from an abusive owner. Looks like Starscream has a new friend.
* NonSequitur: Inevitably, given Olan’s status as a CloudCuckooLander, this crops up countless times in all of his works.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted, and hilariously then combined with WorldOfHam and EvilSoundsDeep.
* RuleOfCool: Pretty much what fuels half of his films.
* RuleOfFunny: A given.
* SeinfeldianConversation: ''So many'', usually filled with {{Non Sequitur}}s. ''New Prime'' starts with one.
* SurrealHumor
* TalkingToHimself: Since almost all characters are played by the same four or five people, this is inevitable.
* YouLookFamiliar: See ActingForTwo
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[[folder:Tropes Appearing In ''The Last Scene'']]
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Abused to no end.
* AffectionateParody: Of action movies, clichés, and {{Gainax Ending}}s.
* AlmostDeadGuy: Subverted/Parodied with [[spoiler:Zack]].
* AntiHero: Daniels is a Type III
* AnyoneCanDie: Surprisingly.
* BadassMoustache: Daniels
* BigBad: Scar
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGun The Whistle]]]]
* CatchPhrase:
** "DO I LOOK LIKE THE KIND OF GUY WHO X?"
** "I AM BREWING UP A BATCH OF SHUT IT STEW!"
* CerebusSyndrome: Both ''The Last Scene'' and ''New Prime'' start off as a short, nonsensical dialogue in minimalist settings. By the end ''New Prime'' actually somewhat serious, has CharacterDevelopment, and {{Plot Twist}}s. It never loses its humor, though. ''The Last Scene'' plays with and zigzags this, and seems to settle on IndecisiveParody.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The whistle.]]
* CloudCuckooLand: The White Void
* ClicheStorm: Invoked, parodied, and played with in ''The Last Scene''.
* CrypticConversation: Pheonix Gold, much to Daniels' chagrin.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Justified because they are in a white void.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Scar
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Whatever story this is a part of, we are only shown the last scene.
* GainaxEnding: The whole thing ''is'' one to whatever it’s “the last scene” of.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever someone takes the medicines, they get these.
* ImaginaryFriend: Apparently these can be a dead little sister.
* ImagineSpot: The beginning of ''The Last Scene 3''.
* IndecisiveParody: ''The Last Scene'' is this so much it's almost impossible to tell whether CerebusSyndrome is in effect, [[StealthParody if it's a parody of]] CerebusSyndrome, or even if it's still just an AffectionateParody that isn't meant to be serious at all.
* KubrickStare: Daniels in the intro, combined with SlowWalk.
* MacGuffin: The Medicines. [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* MadeOfIron: Zack gives FiftyCent a run for his money as far as taking bullets goes.
* MrImagination: Daniels, apparently, having made up multiple people, including his dead girlfrend and SatelliteLoveInterest. [[spoiler:He was possibly lying, however, as Carl was shown to actually be real in ''New Prime 5''. It's very possible that Shelly was real to.]]
* NarniaTime: The year-minutes or yeuts. [[spoiler: As well as The White Void.]]
* [[spoiler:NestedStoryReveal: At the end.]]
* PermaStubble: Daniels, Scar
* RockyRollCall: "You don't need to get upset, I just thought we were playing the Name Game!"
* SlowWalk: The intro
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Shelly, [[spoiler:She isn’t real. Or is she?]]
* SoundtrackDissonance: Almost constantly.
* StealthParody: PlayedWith
* TheVirus: [[spoiler:It created the gargoyles, and was caused by the medicines.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: The intro, again.
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[[folder:Tropes Appearing In ''New Prime'']]
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Again, similarly to ''The Last Scene''.
* AffectionateParody: Of {{Scifi}} in general.
* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Hans]] in ''New Prime''
* AlienBlood: [[spoiler:The Phantom's is green when he's stabbed by Ferris.]]
* AmusingAlien: Bob.
* AnyoneCanDie: Surprisingly.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Valavingee's name.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: When Ferris destroys The Lost Gate, Dutch, Lightwave, Brenda, Daniels, Scar, Hans, and A-jacks, emerge. Subverted for Daniels and Scar, who end up getting disintegrated again when the Void explodes.]]
* BigBad: The Phantom
* BigBrotherMentor: Ferris to Dutch
* BrickJoke: The soy sauce
* CaptainErsatz: The Phantom is ''[[SarcasmMode totally]]'' not [[StarWars Darth Vader]].
* CatchPhrase:
** Emperor Laboosh's "I'm feeling frazzled" and its variations, as well as Valavingee's "I have dealings".
** "Rev it down, Dutch!"
** "Calm your storm!"
* CerebusSyndrome: Begins to kick in at the end of the second episode, but never goes all the way until ''New Prime 5''.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler:At the end of ''New Prime 5'', we don't know the fate of Ferris. The series ends after he falls out of Zack's ship as Valivingee watches the void exploding from space, while Pheonix Gold narrates that a new scene is about to begin.]]
* CloudCuckooLand: As usual for Olan's works, it takes place in one.
* ContinuityPorn: ''New Prime 5''.
* CrypticConversation: The first conversation with Bob.
* DeadPersonConversation: In ''New Prime 4''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Scar, Hans has his moments too.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: In some of the flashbacks, as well as [[spoiler:The White Void in The Lost Gate.]]
* DismantledMacGuffin: The Pieces Three.
* TheEmpath: [[spoiler:Zack implies he's this]] in ''New Prime 5''.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Phantom.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:The Phantom is surprisingly shown being stabbed, complete with AlienBlood and a gaping wound.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The teleportation sound effect is shared by [[spoiler:Bob and The Phantom.]]
** [[spoiler:Hans referring to Zack as a Gargoyle is this to the fact that Zack isn’t just a crossover character, but that ''New Prime'' is in the same universe as ''The Last Scene'' and that the Gargoyle wars have already happened.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Apparently, Ferris is named after his mother.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ferris and Dutch, Ferris and Hans.
* HurtingHero: Ferris
* IceCreamKoan:
-->"[[RhymesOnADime Sauces without surface....Make me nervous]]"\\
"Oh yeah? Well sauces without plastic.... Makes me not fantstic"\\
* Slaps* "That was for good measure. [[HoYay And to give me pleasure]]"
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Apparently how names are chosen on New Prime. Twarpers, Wompus, Warpers....
* KilledOffForReal:
** [[spoiler:Scar, Hans, Dutch, Brenda, and eventually The Phantom (Complete with a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath).]]
** [[spoiler:Everyone comes BackFromTheDead (save for The Phantom) in ''New Prime 5'', but it's DoubleSubverted for Scar and Daniels who end up getting killed with the explosion of the void, and Ferris' fate is ambiguous, but he's implied to have died when he fell out of the ship.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler:Woe be the person who watches ''New Prime'' before ''The Last Scene''.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Bob is revealed to be The Phantom in disguise in ''New Prime 4''.]]
* MindScrew: Both in and out of universe. In-Universe, the organizations of gates in ''New Prime''. Out of universe, ''New Prime 4''.
* MoodWhiplash: Once CerebusSyndrome starts kicking in, this is to be expected. Particularly the different conversations in The Lost Gate in ''New Prime 4''.
* NarniaTime: [[spoiler:The Lost Gate takes Ferris to The White Void from ''The Last Scene'' in ''New Prime 4'', where it’s revealed that Daniels had been missing for years, despite that he’d only been there since the beginning of ''The Last Scene'']].
* {{Mordor}}: Four Points.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: After TheReveal in New Prime 4 that [[spoiler:Bob is The Phantom]].
* PermaStubble: Dutch, Ferris
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Phantom.
* TheReveal: In ''New Prime 4'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Daniels from ''The Last Scene'' is actually Ferris' brother, the two series are in the same universe, and that Bob is actually The Phantom]].
* SceneryGorn: [[spoiler:''New Prime 5''.]] [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome Good lord.]] Also manages to be combined with SceneryPorn.
* SceneryPorn: ''New Prime'', especially episodes 3 and 4.
* [[spoiler:ShowWithinAShow: Since ''The Last Scene'' is [[NestedStoryReveal actually a comic book in-universe]], by extension, so is New Prime.]]
* SlowWalk: A few times, but Ferris has the best one in ''New Prime 5''.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Brenda.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Almost constantly.
* TooDumbToLive: Dutch. [[spoiler:He doesn't live.]]
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Ferris and [[spoiler:Daniels]].
* WhamEpisode: ''New Prime 4'' reveals that [[spoiler: ''The Last Scene'' is actually in the same universe, Daniels is Ferris’ brother, Dutch was killed by The Phantom, and that Bob is The Phantom in disguise, before which The Phantom gets the last of The Pieces Three by fooling Ferris while being Bob in disguise.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: "''You just killed that poor nimbus cloud!''"
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[[folder:Tropes Appearing In ''Pop Rocket'']]
* CrypticConversation: Virgil's phone call with his supposedly dead dad.
* GenerationXerox: Virgil became a detective, just like his father.
* HesJustHiding: After they NeverFoundTheBody, and after Cyphris is convicted, guess who Virgil gets a phone call from...
* HostageForMacGuffin: Harvey
* MacGuffinTitle
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Cyphris is blamed for Harvey's murder, [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion despite the only evidence]] being that he was the only one near when the crime was committed and is on death row.
* NoBudget: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Harvey, though they NeverFoundTheBody.
* [[spoiler:{{Prequel}}: To ''New Prime'' and ''The Last Scene'']]
* RobotBuddy: Cyphris to Harvey
* ThreeLawsOfRobotics: At least the first one was mentioned
* XMeetsY: FilmNoir meets ScienceFiction
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[[folder:Other Tropes]]
* BritishAccents: Really, really hilariously bad ones for the ''Laying It On The Stones'' videos.
* GenreShift: Made a ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' FanFilm that is a straight action sequence with no comedy. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ2NA--PFbE And it's awesome.]] Also his experimental shorts and music videos are much more serious than the work he's most known for.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Fannywinkler" in ''Laying It On The Stones''.
* StopHavingFunGuys: Invoked/Parodied by The Fun Cop.
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