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Rhett&Link are entertainers who primarily use the Internet to display their talents. They like to call themselves "Internetainers."
Charles Lincoln Neal and Rhett [=McLaughlin=] first met on the first day of first grade when they were held in class during recess as punishment for writing profanity on their desks. They quickly became best friends. Throughout their childhood and adolescence, they went to the same schools and even dated some of the same girls (not at the same time, of course). During their college years, they both pursued engineering degrees (civil for Rhett, industrial for Link) and shared a dorm room. They also made stupids videos with a VHS-C camera and played them at their weekly Campus Crusade meetings.
Today, Rhett&Link are among the most successful entertainers on the Internet. They have written songs about the strangest things, and they have made videos on the strangest subjects. Their most successful operations involve making bizarre commercials for small businesses all over America. They have two Website/YouTube channels, a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink primary channel]] for their main videos and a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink2 secondary channel]] for making-ofs and real-world footage. They sell their own albums, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and even original shoes. They even receive sponsorships for some of their videos. They even had their own TV series on IFC in 2011 called ''Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings.''
But they have not forgotten their roots. Though they both now have their own individual homes and families, they still hang out like when they were children, and they even made a documentary of themselves searching for their teacher from first grade.
They also appeared as the Wright Brothers in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
!!Rhett&Link albums include:
* I'm Sorry, What Was That? (Live in the Living Room)
* Secret Songs
* Up To This Point
!!Rhett&Link webseries include:
* '''[=Rhett&LinKast=]''': Originally a traditional video podcast, later became a live stream.
* '''Good Morning Chia Lincoln/Good Mythical Morning''': SpiritualSuccessor to the [=Rhett&LinKast=], a morning talk show.
* '''I Love Local Commercials''': Later developed into the IFC television series.
* '''The Future According to Rhett/Link's Golden Advice for Single Guys'''
* '''Seaborne and Roach''': Two private eyes on mundane stakeouts.
* '''Superhero and Sidekick''': The misadventures of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a superhero and his sidekick]].
* '''Caption Fail''': A sketch, followed by two reenactments of the sketch using Website/YouTube's auto-transcribe captions.
* '''Viral Boom''': On January 17, 2007, Rhett and Link stayed up for 24 hours to make 24 potentially-viral videos.
* '''Great American Road Trip''': Sponsored by Alka-Seltzer, Rhett and Link traveled the country sampling local cuisine.
* '''The Mythical Show''': A 30-minute variety show made in the summer of 2013, consisting of several segments including GMM-style conversation, a music video, and skits and stunts performed with other [=YouTube=] users and celebrities.
!!Rhett&Link's media contain examples of:
* AprilFoolsDay: On April 1, 2013, they posted a video, [[http://youtu.be/TCepmG00VHk "Funny Baby Panda Kiss"]]. [[spoiler:It consists only of YouTube ads, including a video of them explaining the premise of the non-existent video.]].
* BackToBackBadasses: Their appearance as the Wright brothers in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
* BaconAddiction: "Rub Some Bacon on It."
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In the trailer for Good Mythical Morning, the three quotes of "anguish" from fans were thus:
--> Chia Lincoln, I love you! Don't Leave!
--> My life feels so empty.
--> [[RuleOfThree Link's not very good at playing the trumpet.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: The premise of "Good Mythical Morning." All they have been sponsored on and off since it began, they continue to do it, with or without sponsorships.
* EasterEgg: On the side of the Mythical Shoe is a message in morse code. They revealed the secret on the SeriesFinale of Good Morning Chia Lincoln.
* TheEighties: The song "In The 80's."
* FiveFiveFive: Averted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ov1DDjHt8c Epic Rap Battle]], when the number "Tiffany" gives is a valid, unlisted North Carolina number.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: the ultimate example in real life. They have been extremely close since childhood, but they live in separate houses and have wives and kids of their own.
* IHaveThisFriend: inverted.
* TheInternet: Though this goes without saying, they have done multiple songs about the Internet or specific websites, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnXE2791yg The Facebook Song]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyPDHh4d1Xo Internet Overdose Song]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rhett in "The Tragedy."
* KitschyLocalCommercial: The entire premise of ''Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings''.
* MindScrew: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fljKx9nvrL4 Dope Zebra]]. The one video that has NOTHING to do with anything previous to it.
* MistakenForGay: This has happened to them before, due to being two men traveling together. To avoid this, they frequently remind the audience of their separate homes with respective families. (See above.)
* OneOfTheKids: At moments.
* PermaStubble: Link.
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfrVAI1ipU4&feature=related Past Meets President]].
* RelativeError: "Get off the Phone!"
* [[RoadMovie Road Trip]]: Sponsored by Alka-Seltzer.
* SpiritualSuccessor: "Good Morning Chia Lincoln" became "Good Mythical Morning" a year later.
* SteamPunk: The Spot the Differences music video has a [[CrazyAwesome Steampunk Toothfairy!]]
* TotallyRadical: It's never sincere.
* TurnYourHeadAndCough: In Caption Fail 3, a police officer does this to a speeding driver. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext For some reason]].