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* In WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's [[http://www.gametrailers.com/player/20753.html?type=flv video]] on ''VideoGame/DieHard: The LicensedGame'' for the NES, the nerd attempts to properly beat the game. The game proves to be so frustrating that everything around him explodes while the ''Die Hard'' music plays and he is constantly jumping and rolling away from the blasts, as well as sweating and bleeding. Eventually, sick of the game, he rips the game out of the NES, yells "Yippie-Ki-Yay, motherfucker!!" and throws it behind him and jumps ''Die Hard'' style from the massive explosion it causes.
** His ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' [[http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33161.html review]] and the firefight between him (paired with [[KungFuJesus Super Mecha Death Christ 2000]]) and the Devil (paired with an assload of newly possessed consoles). You just have to see it for yourself.
*** In his ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'' review, he winds up going berzerk, kasplodes his room and......turns into a cat and walks away. Probably an appropriate Music/MichaelJackson [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niQJtZGTD8A reference]].
*** That cat, aka Deathkitty, returns in the AtariJaguar review to fight off the spinning Jaguar cube that comes out of the screen.
*** And the ''[[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/angry-video-screwattack/61988 review]]'' of ''VideoGame/{{Swordquest}}''. He turns a video game contest into an epic adventure which has not been seen since King Arthur.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' "Because, mere mortal... this apartment... '''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail150.html IS RENT CONTROLLED!"]]'''
** ...and water's included."
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Is that why all your faucets are running?\\
'''Strong Badman:''' MU-HU-HU-HA-HA! Those dimwits down at the public works won't know what hit them!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' So that's your evil plan? To waste water?\\
'''Strong Badman:''' And not pay for it!
* ''WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvlxDcALQ6g It has to be seen to believed]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic tests just how far this trope can go towards the end of [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/308-90s-sports-montage- this video]].
** In the middle of ''The Final Brawl'', with epic battle going on around them, the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Nerd]] dramatically bellowing and raising his fist... before placing a ''Geek Fight'' card on a table. The Critic responds in kind, and they argue about the power level...
** Then there's the end of the ''Film/MoulinRouge'' review, in which the Critic and the Chick get an epic musical number about a) how the Critic dislikes his job, and b) what the Chick is having for dinner. It reaches its peak when they sing dramatically about the Critic accidentally rhyming a line he hadn't intended to.
-->'''Critic''': ''I've got some [[CausticCritic bitching]] to doooooo!''
** This is essentially his opinion on some of the scenes in the BridgeToTerabithia film.
** His epic salute to the Denny's Red, White, and Blue pancakes.
-->"''First: You need to put... your... gloves on. No matter how long it takes, NO MATTER THE DIFFICULTY, you must GET IT ON!''"
* Lampshaded on ''TheSpoonyExperiment'' during his ''Phantasmagoria'' review. During one scene when ominous music is playing, he sings (with the music) "Cubicle isn't scary!" Also during very boring scenes the Spoony One will shout "PHANTASMAGORIA! PUZZLE OF THE FLESH!" in a dramatic voice, a joke which returned in his reviews of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and ''[[Literature/TheRing The Ring: Terror's Realm]]''.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick has fun with this at the climatic scene of ''{{Pocahontas}}'', telling everyone what to do in order to make it more '''EPIC'''.
* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Foosball Battle", a game of table football is portrayed through epic close-ups and accompanied by the William Tell Overture.
** Sounds similar to a German film called ''Absolut Gigantisch''. Although the physically impossible finishing move (yes, that's a table-football '''finishing move''') was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pretty freakin' cool.]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
-->'''Goku''': "Gohan, follow Krillin. Get home to your mother."
-->'''Gohan''': "Right, daddy. Is there anything you want me to tell her?"
-->'''Goku''': "Yes, Gohan. Tell her..."
-->* ''Zoom in to Goku. Hardcore rock guitar.''*
-->'''Goku''': "...to put dinner on!"
-->* ''More zoom. Guitar continues.''*
-->'''Goku''': "..because I'm hungry!"
-->* ''Extreme close-up. Guitar continues and then dies out.''*
* RhettAndLink love this trope. Their songs include "Phatdippin'," "Epic Rap Battle," "In The '80s," and "The Shamwow Song," and a short video series called ''The Surrogate Sharers,'' in which they present embarrassing confessions on behalf of others.
** Arguably, their opus in this is "How to Kill A Moustache" in which they come up with no less than ''15'' nicknames for a moustache and finish the act of shaving by putting the clippings on a raft, setting it ablaze, and sending it down a river.
* Kind of the whole idea behind the Website/YouTube channel ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/EpicMealTime Epic Meal Time]]''.
** While ''RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' has 100% more shouting and and 1000% more throwing and hitting things.
*** That would be an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. All the hollering, beating, slamming, chopping and psychedelic post-processing fx? That's just lunch as usual. His deadpan friends watch with mild interest.
* DotDotDot.
* [[WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses Only if served]] *Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra plays as a sign reading [[CatchPhrase With Onions]] is slowly raised, to uproarious applause*
* RetroGameMaster, a translation of a Japanese TV show, can get into this pretty often. It's about a guy trying to complete classic NES-era games in single playthroughs. The commentary translation sounds very literal, which in English tends to result in some... interesting emphasis. [[LargeHam MIGHTY BOMB JACK]], anyone?
* In ''{{Boatmurdered}}'' one dwarf "made [[http://lparchive.org/Dwarf-Fortress-Boatmurdered/Update%201-17/ScreenHunter_57.jpg about the awesomest shirt ever]]".
* Is the subject of the video a farming simulator? How could this possibly not end in epic gardening... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF0olK9idsk TO SHOW THEM ALL!]]
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] has stated multiple times that a "Collector's Issue" is NOT so unless it contains a MrT trading card. And then ''Mr.T and the T-Force #2'' comes with such a card. He holds it aloft as it begins to glow like a sun and angels sing its praise. AND IT IS GLORIOUS.
* ''AnnoyingOrange'': "I'm a sock, yeah!"
* Polnareff gives Enya Geil a back massage in a Star Platinum-like manner during the first episode of the Justice arc in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''. He even comes up with a repeated yell: "Momi Momi Momi Momi Momi!" The back massage restores Enya's youth
* From ''WebAnimation/NextGPoop'', we have the evil villain The Wal.
-->'''The Wal''': Hello. I am The Wal. I have come to return to power.
-->'''[=NextG=]''': You will NOT return to power, you stupid jerk!
-->'''The Wal''': That's what YOU think!

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[[folder: Lets Play ]]

* In ''LetsPlay/PlagueAndTreacheryOnTheOregonTrail'', when the decision came over what to do once they reached Snake River, Chewbot said he'd count anyone who posted their vote in the form of a haiku as two votes.
-->Think about it. What's more ridiculous than dozens of internet strangers voting on the river-crossing status of a fictional family based on an educational game that was created 30 years ago? Haiku about it.

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[[folder: Non-Series Web Originals ]]

* The reason behind YTMND's [[http://youmakemetouchyourhandsforstupidreasons.ytmnd.com/ Dramatic Reading of a Real Breakup Letter from a Real Person]] and, to a greater extent, the entire [[http://wiki.ytmnd.com/Epic_Maneuver Epic Maneuver meme]] focused around adding an epic, half-orchestral Nightwish soundtrack to animated images of people performing "epic" acts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wibltmswYU This.]] It's Board James attempt at making a review of Crossfire that is as awesome as the nineties advert for it. It features a heavy metal soundtrack.
** Also, '''"MOTHERFUCKER MIKE."'''
* Search Youtube for "Duel of the Fates" (a song full of [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Sanskrit Chanting]] from ''Franchise/StarWars [[ThePhantomMenace Episode I]]''). Whatever isn't music videos is most likely a variation of this.
** At least one use has been piping it and similar epic orchestral music over a war-gaming convention.
* 3 words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw Dramatic Prairie Dog]].
* [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pVKnF26qFFM The Great Office War]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk POWERTHIRST!]] '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk ROCKET]]''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk EDITION!]]''
* "''Subject'' ''verb'' ''object'' '''MADE EPIC!!!'''"
* [[http://sieni.us/?id=34 This small Flash animation]] sums this trope up in a nutshell.
** Those with epilepsy should not press "random" on that page.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR-F3gr_bvA The Most Dramatically Normal Day Ever]] trailer. Set to Lux Aeterna.
* Arguably, the entire point of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snjh1hT853g Batman Goes Shopping]].
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx6ubt4mCYI Butterfly Man.]] '''Warning''': Do not watch this video if you are eating or drinking ''anything''.
* [[http://tubedubber.com/ YouTube Dubber]] allows you to put your choice of CrowningMusicOfAwesome to a video of your choice. [[Film/TheDarkKnight Will you be wanting the]] [[AceCombat Megalith]] [[{{Rickroll}} Roll]], [[http://tubedubber.com/#oHg5SJYRHA0:ANT303erhV8:0:100:0:0:true sir?]]
* [[http://www.sharperfx.com/ Sharper FX]]. Websites for churches and Christian organizations have never been so seizure-inducing epic.
* The YoutubePoop fad [[SoundtrackDissonance "X does Y while I play unfitting music"]] often invokes this, for example in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7J5ci4GyY This one]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPO4bz4mAeY this one]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAddWawlwy8 this one]].
** Or '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpVbZE1ODJo this one]]'''.
* At some point, one has to wonder how much more ridiculous video game-to-film adaptations can get. Wonder no more: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs Minesweeper the film is here.]]
-->''"You are here because you are the best of the best! You come to me as beginners! When I'm through with you, you'll be experts! You are here! To sweep! MINES!"''
* A LiteralMusicVideo is an [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]] wherein the lyrics for a song are rewritten to describe what's going on in the video. LampshadeHanging has never been so epic.
* There are many, ''many'' examples in ''AMVHell'', but easily the most dramatic is the first two minutes of ''AMV Hell 4''.
* ''{{Inception}}'' music + ''VideoGame/HotelMario'' = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxCJsLS-fsg What do you mean, it's not Epic?]]
* The entire joke behind [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgxBKSi7mgE this video.]]
* Boxing match commentary can spice anything up. Even...[[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CezNIRYYGY a slap fight between a pair of cats]]]].
* What if making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was like a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyuz4IB6Pbc QTE from God of War?]]
* An epic battle between lifelike Mario and Luigi character models, grunting and growling through a battle with intense music... and squeaky hammers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epyv7tk7JaE]]
* For Creator/MichaelBay, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt9R_boH_pU getting the mail is serious business]].
** So is eating a bowl of cereal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXGWZxI9lAs Behold]].
* Japanese comedy troupe Ramens dramatizes origami into a mortal combat in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqu4aNbdFp8 The Japanese Tradition: Origami]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BaratsAndBereta Barats and Bereta]] are quite fond of this trope and have turned ordinary things like children's games, the [[YuYuHakushoAbridged Neighborhood Watch Committee]], April Fools' Day, and taking shots into unbelievably awesome things using dramatic music, dramatic lighting, and {{Narm}}.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1AZ0USNMA "Shrimp on a Treadmill"]] is interesting enough as a study of how diseases and pollution affect the endurance of ocean creatures. Then Website/YouTube got hold of it and started making music videos...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf8cM7f6P2I Extreme rice.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbmEgqbzaeE An epic turkey.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hfLZozBVpM This whole video]] but especially around 7:00-7:30. (Contains destruction of actual pig carcasses.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgpVRiTgiQ8 EPIC SNAIL.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3rryxkgx9g CHESS CHESS CHESS CHESS CHESS CHESS!!!!!!]]
* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro]], [[http://josephsk.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1znd4d riding a narwhal]]. And by proxy, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o93pEXZ-sM this]], set to [[EarWorm Narwhals]] by [[WeeblAndBob Weebl]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LFHa1upxKk Making]] [[{{Rugrats}} Chocolate]] [[Music/TheProtomen Pudding]] at 4 AM has never been so ''epic''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI Double Rainbow!]] [[MemeticMutation What does it mean?]]
* [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Stephen+Fry/ Who says Stephen Fry isn't awesome?]]
* As ''[[http://www.cwsargeras.com/2009/03/scourge-chat-log-2.html Scourge Chat Log #2]]'' points out, usually awesomeness of a nickname is inversely proportional to awesomeness of a netizen wearing it:
--> [Killzone男aeden]: Rule of Guild Names: The more awesome the guild name tries to sound, the more the guild sucks.
--> [Killzone男aeden]: If I see, like, "Lords Of Chaos And Darkness"... done
--> [Killzone男aeden]: "The Right Hand Of God"... they don't even make it through the instance
--> [Killzone男aeden]: But if I ever see, like, "Ain't Misbehavin"
--> [Killzone男aeden]: I'm like [[OhCrap SHIT]]
* A review of the parody RPG ''[[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newgrounds.com%2Fportal%2Fview%2F495903&rct=j&q=super%20pstw&ei=dVo6TZm1CcX2gAehqc24CA&usg=AFQjCNG2nPRPZVZVrT9bRrtbDOLLkpN41w&sig2=vktQmY-xrNiStSQy0I27Ug&cad=rja Super PSTW]]'' not only missed the point of the game, but was so [[YouMakeMeSic poorly written]] that it prompted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z2Z23SAFVA this dramatic reading]].
* [[http://pottersues.livejournal.com/505385.html?thread=48739881 This]] LiveJournal comment: "DO YOU ALL HEAR ME?! THE HOUR OF JUSTICE IS COMING FOR ALL [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCHES]], THE HOUR OF TRUTH!!!" in response to someone's fanfic getting a negative review.
* Celebrity gossip blog [[http://www.justjared.com Just Jared]] writes breathless, awestruck stories about celebrities doing mundane things. Activities such as grocery shopping, taking their kids to school, doctor's visits and going to Subway for lunch are presented as being so much more amazing than normal because reality show contestants and bottom tier celebrities are doing them.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkKxVAPMRg This]] Website/YouTube video has a political commentator going to a protest gathering outside a town hall and he tried to play up the (mostly harmless) people there as a dangerous angry mob.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bWvO3elLA This video]] would just be a lecture about how life could have originated, if it weren't set to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ode to Joy]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmbcfb_rdc The sequel]] (about the origin of the genetic code) is set to ''[[OminousLatinChanting Carmina Burana]].''
* A stick figure [[http://l.j-factor.com/misc/anime.gif tries to open a door]].
* DesertStrike: Return to the Gulf - [[http://youtu.be/c86tJltW9gw Epic Version]]. The Very True, Incredibly Epic and Completely Heroic story of how Lieutenant G.W. Bush won the first gulf war. "Take That, Iraqistan!". Megadrive game updated with a Big Damn Score by some of Hollywood's finest.
* [[http://veganblackmetalchef.com/ Vegan Black Metal Chef]] combines metal music, studded leather, face makeup, Satanic imagery, and intricate sacrificial knives to make... a vegan cooking show.
* Every time Shesh Besh (a.k.a. Backgammon) is played it is precisely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_lFqWUx24o this awesome]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIGgGV7uwU4 Batman eats a hotdog.]]
* These [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulElJITIVY two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WXQL_pJc2I videos]] make a [[SeriousBusiness [=MLG=]]] montage out of a train simulator.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYW6C44zo24 Sittin' on tha toilet!]]
* What do you mean [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lebcIOMH3Ok ping pong]] is not awesome?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITLob098W8 This mineral water]] commercial made by Lithuanian students is [[Film/{{Idiocracy}} Brawndo]] UpToEleven.
* There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEa87QoI3Do this video]] about a guy making a sandwich. How's that ''not'' awesome?
** I'll see your sammich and raise you a ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H2bRd91sZw Sand de Panda!]]''
** Likewise, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxZyk06Ccww Attack on omelet.]]''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MqHN-4okZ4 Kitten vs SCARY THING!!!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOjOGUZ3bwo This]] video sets a flooding storm drain to Latin. From the video:
--->"SHOUTING LATIN / MAKES FOR DRA-MA / THAT'S WHY YOU'RE ALL STILL WATCHING"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBxeDN4tbk Joel Bauer's business card]].
--->'''Joel Bauer''': It doesn't fit in a rolodex because it doesn't ''belong'' in a rolodex.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw Extreme Shepherding]].
** Similarly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHE4S-HD3I Extreme Ironing]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx2PgmWP864 Dr. Seuss story-time]] is epic.
* What do you mean cleaning a room isn't [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R89vhiua35A awesome?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TppG6WMfN1g Inception Music Makes Everything Intense.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3OJOGxy21k epic frog]].
* [[http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/unplugged/witness-mesmerizing-journey-slinky-treadmill-180854090.html Slinky on Treadmil]]
* The short animation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN83DfmH9Tw "Alarm"]] is all about a man repeatedly turning off his alarm clocks when they wake him up in the morning.
* EatYourKimchi: Invoked almost word-for-word whenever Simon gets custom clothes.
* [[MemeticMutation Guile's theme makes everything awesome]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE0IH75GYSA Check out]] [[spoiler:Princess Diana's funeral]].
* The image-sharing website Danbooru has a "Mundane Made Awesome" image pool, which they openly admit was inspired by TV Tropes.
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