Shiny Objects Videos is an amateur video production company which releases its videos on Website/YouTube. The videos tend to be short, quirky, and absurd.

Shiny Objects was founded by Matthew "Curly" Jeffers, who is also responsible for writing NoBlackPlume. He aspired to be a television sketch comedy writer, and just so happened to have friends who aspired to be actors, editors, or cinematographers. Thus, Shiny Objects started as a venture for them to practice and hone their talents.

The core group currently consists of Curly Jeffers, Daniel Androski, and Nathan Scheekluth. Previous members have included Wesley Williams, Erik Klingenberg and Evan Guido, and other people have contributed in small roles.

Because of the nature of the videos, pretty much every trope can be assumed to be [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]].

There have been eight videos so far. Every video can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ShinyObjectsVideos here]].

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!!Shiny Objects Videos provide examples of these tropes:

* AcceptableTargets: Invoked by Curly, who makes fun of Mormons in "On The Couch".
* ArtEvolution: A rare live-action example. Later videos are less amateurish, especially in their cinematography, as the creators learned more about film. "Psychic Powers" offered an even greater leap.
* {{Beat}}: A favorite
* BerserkButton: See DisproportionateRetribution below.
* BigNo
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Invoked by the videos' erratic format.
* BigWhat
* {{Calvinball}}: A board game of many board games
* TheCastShowOff: Daniel and Guido are actually really good singers. Curly likes to show off his knowledge of trivia.
* CloudCuckooLander: Everyone has shades of this. Mostly Curly.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Erik, Wesley, and Guido eventually disappeared; [[EnforcedTrope enforced]] in Wesley's and Guido's case when they moved away.
* DemonicPossession: Of a toaster.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Though technically the writer has been the same for every sketch, the director has a pretty big impact on the ultimate style. (e.g. Daniel works in more improv, Nathan focuses more on non-verbal humor, Curly works off scripts)
* DevelopmentHell: Where a lot of videos have been lost.
* DisproportionateRetribution: DO NOT sit in Daniel's spot.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Curly, especially in earlier videos. A case of RealLifeWritesThePlot.
* DressCode: PlayedForLaughs in "Magiconomy", where even a flowing wizard robe requires a tie.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Daniel is always impeccably dressed, even as a mage. [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life Makes The Costumes]].
* FakeBrit: Curly in "Fishsticks". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], but it's... kind of [[WidgetSeries hard to explain]].
* [[FlatYes Flat No]]
* FunctionalMagic: Given a low-level [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] in "Magiconomy".
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: A partial [[InvertedTrope inversion]]; Curly, who writes the scripts, is still pretty funny off-screen, but his humor tends to be quite a bit darker and more cynical than his over-the-top screen persona.
* HammerSpace: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. It seems odd that Daniel hides weapons in Curly's house.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny
* HatShop: Averted. Though frequently worn, the presence and style of hats is rather arbitrary.
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Magiconomy"'s title.
* KnifeNut: Daniel
* LargeHam: Everyone, from time to time. Taken UpToEleven in "Fishsticks".
* MundaneUtility: Curly gains psychic powers unmatched by anyone in the world. He uses it to correct Nathan's grammar.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: UpToEleven in "On The Couch".
* OhCrap
* OnlySaneMan: Nathan usually fills this role.
* OverlyLongGag: Dice rolls take a long time in "Nerd Fight".
* PaperThinDisguise: Literally, since it's made of corrugated cardboard. Part of a ShoutOut to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid.
* PointyHairedBoss: Perfectly willing to banish an employee to the nether realms.
* PsychicPowers: In a video appropriately called "Psychic Powers".
* RedOniBlueOni: The most common pairing is Curly as Red Oni and Daniel as Blue. Of course, neither of them is exactly grounded.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Both averted and played straight in the same video, "Magiconomy".
* RuleOfFunny: Reality has no place here.
* SharpDressedMan: Daniel in every video in which he appears. Curly in "Psychic Powers".
* ShoutOut: Several of them.
* ShownTheirWork: The film debate Curly and Daniel have in "An Earnest Debate" is, in fact, legitimate, among other things.
* SliceOfLife: WordOfGod: "It's sort of like taking plain, ordinary, unremarkable scenes from a world that's utterly unfounded in reality as we know it."
* SesquipedalianLocquatiousness
* SoBadItsGood: Early camerawork, acting, and editing was done with virtually no training or know-how.
* SpaceWhale: The reason for "On The Couch".
* TheStinger
* StopEdit
* ThisIsMyChair: Lampshaded. See BerserkButton for more.
* VocalEvolution: Pretty much a given, since it's being made by teenage boys.
* WidgetSeries: A Western example. It's hard to make sense of any of it unless you're trying not to make sense of any of it.
* WorldOfHam: "Fishsticks" again.
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