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->''"Online cooking show! Got the magnum of Jack Daniels, about to change the game! [[CatchPhrase What'you know about cooking]]? Breakfast! Wake up -- WAKE THE [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] UP!"''
-->--'''Harley Morenstein''', host, in ''Breakfast of Booze''.

->'' "[[BaconAddiction So many chunks of bacon]]!"''
-->--'''Muscles Glasses''', in ''Maximum Protein Experience''.

So [[CanadaEh a Montreal high school substitute teacher and his friends]] decided one day to put a ton of fast food items onto a pizza shell, cover that in cheese and cook it. Then, surprisingly, it got hits. Now, they've turned their gluttony into a weekly series devoted to the most high-calorie and fattening dishes imaginable: Epic Meal Time. The show started in October 2010 and is still ongoing, with new episodes every Tuesday.

With the audacity to call themselves an "online cooking show", the first efforts soon expanded into meat sculptures, questionable uses of {{bacon|Addiction}}, "meat glue", [[TrademarkFavoriteFood bacon]] and [[UpToEleven five birds in a pig]] - and [[OverlyLongGag bacon]].

Their [[http://epicmealtime.com/ website]] is at last up and running. They have made an appearance on [[TheTonightShow Jay Leno]], where they made a shepherd's pie that was also a car.

Their new show, ''Epic Chef'', a CookingDuel between two contestants who have their meals judged by Harley and two guest judges, premiered in December 2012. New episodes are posted every Friday in addition to the regular ''Epic Meal Time'' episodes every Tuesday.

In addition to the above, Epic Meal Time's "online cooking show" status is now validated every Saturday with ''Handle It'', an instructional video series using the Epic Meal Time Sellout Kitchen Arsenal. Here, the Epic Meal Time crew teaches you the tricks of their trade with all of the classic character antics of the normal show.

Just opened a [[Characters/EpicMealTime Characters]] page. It NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: All the time:
** "Epic Meal Time dessert eDItion."
** "Bacon STRIPS."
** "Jack Dagnel's [=SAU=]ce."
** "Ahwahtup, [=McMuhfain=], MOUWN-TAIN!"
* AffectionateParody - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbBCWZue57M Vegan Meal Time]]", while containing no meat or animal products, has a vegan dish that can only be described as epic. Oh, and [[ShoutOut seaweed strips]].
** RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime, which ups the LargeHam factor so much that it somehow makes Harley Morenstein and Co. look subdued and professional in comparison.
** A team of mild-mannered Brits give us "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViQmXmHg1fE Pathetic Meal Time]]", a thorough de-hamming (only in the acting sense-- in terms of the meal created, they are indeed hamming it up) of EMT's brand.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJLL-DNu3P4 Epic Cupcake Time]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ0JahhFkts Epic Pie Time]], which take the show and filter it through the lens of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]].
** [[TheAnnoyingOrange Annoying Orange]] - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B9Pu6ixZ3o Epic Peel Time]].
** [[http://YouTube.com/CarpeClunes Carpe Clunes]] had his Norwegian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWlqn1-enfA Episk MŚltid]] which doubled by having bilingual edition involving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q25D9n_8_6c thick Norwegian accents]].
* TheAlcoholic - The guys cook with, and drink, plenty of booze while in the kitchen. Jack Daniel's is one of their mainstays, particularly for Harley and Muscles Glasses.
* AlcoholHic - In "Breakfast of Booze":
--> '''Harley''': "Next time, we eat a ''cult''. ... *hic!*"
* AllThereInTheManual - The (nick)names of most of the cast are only seen on their respective FaceBook[=/=]{{Twitter}} pages:
** Sterling Toth, the cameraman (was with Harley on Leno).
** Tyler Lemco, who ate the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCROpchUjQI Meatball Deathstar]]".
** David "Cousin Dave" Heuff, who ate the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9iz3KVT0Y0 Epic Eggroll]]". Tends to eat with utensils.
** Josh "Epic Mook" Elkin, who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB_vHVFM_8 tossed the meat salad]].
** Ameer "Prince Atari" Atari, who ate the second "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlN4Ho50abA Meat Car]]".
*** You had to go to ThatOtherWiki to learn Muscles Glasses' real name: Alex Perrault.
* AndADietCoke - During Harley and Sterling's appearance on The Jay Leno Show, they and Jay make a shepherd's pie together, during which Jay says, "You know what goes good with this? A Diet Coke."
* AnyoneCanDie - Muscles Glasses[[note]]It was a throwaway joke for an unused intro to "The Double Kill". It was revealed during the first Deleted Scenes video, and rumors took off from there, leading to his "reappearance" on "Maximum Protein Experience".[[/note]]
--> '''Harley''': "And, uh, we got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62f6_1Dn_Es some glasses]]...as a little commemoration to, uh, one of our lost members. He is dead now. No joke, he's actually dead."
** BackFromTheDead - Muscles Glasses
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - Harley, after ordering a Baconator and fries in a Wendy's drive-thru, is told the drink would only be twenty cents more.
--> "Your drink will be?" "[[FunnyMoments Fresca]]."
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYffV7qhvTc 84 Egg Sandwich]]" ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a blueberry muffin]])
** "Fast Food Lasagna" features them buying 15 [=McDonald's=] Big Macs, a liter of Big Mac Sauce, fifteen Wendy's Baconators, fifteen A&W Teen Burgers (no vegetables!), and four orders of onion rings...and an apple pie...make that four apple pies (Harley gave the apple pies to a mother for her kids).
* AscendedFanboy - Paolo, a student from Queen's University, emailed them asking for advice on how to do his own epic meal. The cast of Epic Meal Time road-tripped to Kingston, Ontario and cooked with him and his crew.
* AwesomeMcCoolname - '''Muscles Glasses'''
** To a lesser extent, Cousin Dave's "Mean Muggin, the Egg Crackin' Kraken".
** Harley Mortenstein, aka [[NotThatKindOfDoctor the Doctor of Dressing]], aka [[AncientEgypt the Pharoah of Flavour]], aka [[TheMenOfDowningStreet the Minister of Mixture]], aka [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty the Connoisseur of Condiments]], aka [[TheDon the Don of the Drippin']], aka the Creator/JeffGoldblum of [[OverlyLongGag the Internet]], [[IHaveManyNames aka]] [[FunetikAksent the Sawce Bawce]].
* BadassBeard - Harley's grew in during the run of the series.
** And it eventually grew to cover most of the lower half of his face. As of "Breakfast Lasagna," he's shaved it off and is letting it grow in again.
* BaconAddiction - Because everything's better with bacon strips. And bacon strips. And bacon strips. [[RunningGag And bacon strips]]. And sometimes, even ''big, deep-fried slabs'' of bacon.
%% Do not readd Beyond the Impossible. There is nothing impossible about sticking butter into peanut butter. There is nothing impossible about adding beacon to everything. No Real Life Examples Please.
* BigDamnHeroes - At the start of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzDxTNiCpWM Fast Food Meatloaf]]"
** Another time, just as Harley and the gang are cornered by zombie vegans, [[spoiler: Muscles Glasses comes in and saves the day.]]
* BigEater - This shouldn't require an explanation.
--> '''Harley''': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHPB7v_dp2k Four-cheese ravioli, Chef Boyardee Ravioli in ravioli, trifecta-liqour-meat sauce, cheesy-meat jolly balls]] and four of the hungriest mother[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]s that ever ate on the internet!"
** As one [=YouTuber=] said: "When these guys die, it will be from a heart attack that will take out half a block with them."
* BigGuy: They are ALL very tall, but Muscles Glasses fits this trope the best due to his physique.
* BigNo - One of the crew in the background at the end of "The Sloppy Roethlisburger", when Harley slams his bottle of Jack Daniel's on the counter, causing the bottom to break and spill the contents.
* BilingualBonus - The text on the title card of "Fast Food Sushi"[[note]]"ファストフードのお寿司ぶっかけ", which roughly translates to "Fast food sushi bukkake"[[/note]].
** Extra points if you know what bukkake means.
** In "Epic Indian Experience", the waiter translates Harley's description of the dishes.
* BlatantLies - In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdIT9A8g1v8 Bacon Bacon Truck]]", a girl "swears she's 21" before a group does some prison shots. After Harley (wisely) cards her, she leaves.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DdIT9A8g1v8#t=324s She sneaks back into the huddle]] after taking off her noticeable red hoodie and letting down her hair. "(caw!)in' smart", indeed.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: From Candy Taco Night:
-->'''Harley:''' Epic Meal Time reminding you to keep your teeth clean, stay in school, keep off drugs and murder all your enemies. I murder all my enemies.
* BreakoutCharacter - Muscles Glasses. As if it wasn't apparent in the videos, he's the only cast member in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJsDAap4a0 WebVideo/EpicMealTime LIVE]]" to receive ''his own introduction sequence''.
* BucketHelmet - One person wears one in "Air, Sea and Landsagna".
* CallBack - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCrbv81SBHg Maximum Mac and Cheese]]" featured macaroni and cheese variants of no less than five previous dishes.
** "Meat Cthulhu" not only brought back {{deadmau5}}, but the episode used the song "Cthulhu Sleeps", one of two songs previously used in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJgcEgvx4U Cheesy Grilled Cheese Tower]]".
** To mark their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqhVhlEzZbw one-year anniversary]], the guys bought over 150 White Castle hamburgers and used it as pizza toppings to create a "Fast Food Pizza Cake", just like their first meal "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz2SxGNy-Mw Fast Food Pizza]]", except bigger and using new cooking tricks they learned over the year, such as deep-frying and bacon weaves.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAjhG09X9YA Turbaconepicentipede]]. Just like the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ TurBaconEpic]], except ten of them...[[TheHumanCentipede sewn anus to mouth]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKkWrczlcng WE GETTIN' DRUNK OFF CEREAL!]]"
* CanadaEh - Muscles Glasses' dad is a lumberjack for crying out loud.
** MistakenNationality - More than a few first time viewers assume the cast are American. No guesses as to why.
* CatchPhrase - "What'you know about ''x''?!"
** "[[TheStinger Next time]], [[EveryEpisodeEnding we eat]] ''[[TheStinger x]]''".
** "Next level ''x'' maneuver/technique!"
** "[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]ing SMART!"
** "Ah, what up, ''x''?!"
*** "Haters" and variants usually gets injected at random intervals.
** "Drip-drop drippin'!"
*** "Drippin' that [X]!"
** "You wanna [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] this or what?!"
** "Fingering/Fisting those chicks [eggs]."
** "...and then you put it in the oven, and then you win!"
** "Website/YouTube money!"
** More recently: "''Epic Meal Time'' online cooking show every Tuesday!" (said by Harley to start each episode, once the gang is in the kitchen).
** "Gosh, we used to be so polite, but the bacon made us crazy!"
** "Mother maple tree tit syrup!"
** From ''Handle It'', "Remember, you don't need to know [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] about cooking, to know how to cook. You just need to know how to X."
** ...and bacon strings, and bacon strips, and bacon strips, and bacon strips.
* ChainsawGood - Harley uses one in "Meatball Deathstar":
--> '''Harley''': '''EVERY TUESDAY: EPIC MEAL TIME!''' Comin' at you with a chainsaw and a big pile o'meat! If you ain't down with that...'''THEN YOU AIN'T DOWN WITH COOKING!!!'''
** Another one is used in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcdkRxJcLrI Meat Shield]]" against a dummy dressed in bacon, pot roast, pepperoni and ribs.
* ChewingTheScenery - 100% chewy monologue. SPREAD THAT SAUUUUZZE!
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - The two girls who were recurring characters on the show (beginning with "Massive Meat Log") haven't appeared in the videos anymore. "Fast Food Meatloaf" even had different girls play the roles that would normally be filled by them.
** And then one of them (later revealed to be named Sarah, who has her own Twitter page) returned in the "Angry French Onion Soup" episode. This was also one of Muscles Glasses's last episodes.
*** [[TheBusCameBack He returned]] [[NoodleIncident after being at the gym for 2 months]]. [[JustifiedTrope Given that his last episode before this he drank]] [[BingeMontage many,]] MANY bottles of liquor [[SerialEscalation (in addition to the booze he drank in previous episodes]], and eating more than the rest of the cast), he probably needed to rest before destroying his liver.
* CausticCritic: Every judge on ''Epic Chef''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Arguably, Tyler; Prince Atari has shades of this, too, depending on the episode.
* TheComicallySerious - Cousin Dave, who uses utensils to eat as calm and composed as possible, while the rest of the guys just gorge themselves with the food.
* CookingDuel: ''Epic Chef''.
* CoolShades - Harley in "Fast Food Pizza" and Muscles Glasses afterward.
** The chefs and the waiter in "Epic Indian Experience".
* CordonBleughChef
* CostumePorn - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11mDKBzTZwk&feature=g-all-u Steampunk Meal Time]]
* {{Corpsing}}: Mook is prone to corpsing when Harley is on camera. Examples include the Gentlemen Beef Wellington, and Candy Sushi episodes.
* CrossOver, SpecialGuest - With [[Creator/FreddieWong Freddie]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/user/freddiew freddiew]]" [[Creator/FreddieWong Wong]] in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtWPW8yJtgM Epic VFX Time]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayi_FUlsqX0 West Coast Burger Pile]]" (alongside CorridorDigital).
** With DJ/producer Music/{{deadmau5}} in "Cheesy Grilled Cheese Tower" and "Meat Cthulhu".
** With synthpop singer/songwriter {{Lights}} in "Fast Food Meatloaf".
** With FPSRussia in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMyPD1VKk60 Russian Meal Time]]", "Meat Shield", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLpttwk4-FA Meat Ice Cream Party (Russian Meal Time Part 2)]]." (He also has a non-speaking role in "Crispy Tauntaun")
** With professional skateboarder Tony Hawk in "Fast Food Pizza Cake".
** With the {{SMOSH}} duo in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2MUYs9mw9o Super Pastry Cake]]".
** No fewer than six Youtube celebrities in "Turbaconepicentipede", both recurring and newcomers.
** With the ''[[WebVideo/{{React}} Kids React]]'' cast in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X66_tkXMQM Happy Meal Time]]".
** With GabrielIglesias in "Fast Food Fluffy Cake."
** With Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist Channel) in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVX0YR0ri2A Crispy Tauntaun.]]"
** With ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' in "Meat America."
** With the in "Steampunk Meal Time."
** With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Oliver Jamie Oliver]] in "Fish and Chips Filet."
** With KevinSmith in "The Burly Beaver Sandwich."
** With Creator/StanLee in "Fastfood Scarecrow."
** With the Series/TrailerParkBoys ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Randy]]) in "The Trailer Park Sandwich".
* CrowdSong - In "[=EpicMealTime=] LIVE":
--> '''Harley''': "When I say "Muscles", you say "Glasses! '''MUSCLES'''!!"\\
'''Crowd''': "'''GLASSES'''!!!"\\
'''Harley''': "'''MUSCLES'''!!!"\\
'''Crowd''': "'''GLASSES'''!!!"
* CulturedBadass - Yes, Harley may spend most of his time hamming up new dinners in every possible sense of the word, but he also knows, on a scientific level, exactly why he does what he does with food, and exactly why that makes it taste better: humans are programmed by evolution to like fatty foods.
** From "Puzzle Of The Lambs":
--> "{{C|lassicalMythology}}erberus, the tri-head that guards the underworld."
* DeepFriedWhatever - Especially in beer batter.
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Eat Cthulhu?]] - "Meat Cthulhu"
* DoingItForTheArt - Driving out to help Paolo cook his own epic meal? As Harley would say, "[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]IN' SMART!"
* DoubleEntendre - In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxO3Y-wOrM Tequila Taco Night]]":
--> '''Harley''': "Taco night is when we lay some beef in a pink taco...drip some guacamole...make her sour cream..."
** Also in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1_04GLrPs Candy BBQ]]":
--> '''Harley''': "...we're gonna give your sweet tooth a sexual root canal."
** From "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_n2ZHbbtRg Sausage Fest]]":
--> '''Harley''': "Canucks love their Kraft Mac & Cheese...and bacon, and igloos, and maple and beavers. (Snicker) Maple beavers..."
** At TheStinger for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKb1IeovH60 Bacon Tree]]":
--> '''Harley''': "Next time, we eat a cat burglar...or a pussy thief."
** Played straight at first in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYhDthbBrrU Meatzza]]", but then subverted at the last second:
--> '''Harley''': "SA-OOOSAGES! Some are big, some are small. All of them are nice and juicy...not to sound gay or anything..."
* DrinkOrder - Jack Daniels, mother''([[SoundEffectBleep caw!]])''!!
* DrugsAreBad - In "Sausage Fest", while making eggs, Harley states they're "Crackin' eggs like we crack smoke." He then suggests "Smoke crack?", but immediately answers "No, that's bad."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness - "Fast Food Pizza" sees Harley not nearly as hammy (or rehearsed); it's just him and Muscles Glasses (who doesn't even keep his signature shades on most of the time and actually talked) eating a pizza loaded with hamburgers, chicken wings, fries, etc.
** Lampshaded in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HahGxIMlNFM Candy Poutine]]" with a CallBack to the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQX2kC1jUB8 Angry French Canadian]]" (which had poutine):
-->'''Harley''': "Gosh, we used to be so damn polite. But the bacon made us crazy!! And by crazy, I mean smart!!"
** Even moreso in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X_AqTuKBIA Triple Baconator Video]], made three years prior to the series, showing a skinny![[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Harley eating a triple Baconator]], somewhat politely set to Film/TheTerminator theme.
* EroticEating - Played straight with the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzzx2OolfI Massive Meat Log]]".
** And again with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKcl0Qg13o The Black Legend]]".
** Combined with SpaghettiKiss in "Tequila Taco Night", where [[GirlOnGirlIsHot two girls]] share a strip of bacon.
** Taken UpToEleven in "Maximum Mac and Cheese" with no fewer than ''sixteen'' young attractive women participating in a massive banquet of over-the-top macaroni dishes.
** Played for laughs in the second deleted scenes video, where Harley strokes and kisses the Sloppy Roethlisburger.
** "Sausage Fest"
** [[LateArrivalSpoiler And, naturally, there is no lack of male erotic eating]].
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Gluttony Has Standards]] - In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKpVz8hRcs The Ostrich Nest]]", Harley gives a saddened, gloomy expression due to the elephant birds of Madagascar being extinct.
** [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Gluttony]] - Or perhaps he was simply ''disappointed'' that he couldn't eat an elephant bird egg ''because'' they're extinct?
*** Or perhaps he gave it because he ''IS'' the reason they went extinct.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies[=/=]ZombieApocalypse - Whichever trope "Zombie Meal Time" falls under depends on how you look at it: within the context of the episode, it appears to be the latter full-blown. However, when taking this episode in the context of the whole series, it's merely an example of the former.
* {{Fanservice}} - You like to watch girls eating? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzzx2OolfI You]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXjxHQQxcLw do]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKcl0Qg13o now]]. Straight female vorehounds? This is your mecca.
* FlatWhat - The usual response from fast-food outlets from whom they order in bulk in the drive-thru. There's no way that listening to their confusion ''wouldn't'' be the best bit of doing ''Epic Meal Time''.
* FoodPorn - But not the kind of soft, loving and tender porn you're used to. No, this is the manly, bacon-filled, made-of-meat food porn...for you perverts out there.
** Note that one of the men is a trained chef. Think about that for a while.
** In "Ultimate Pizza Sandwich", Epic Mook takes it a bit too seriously, and suggests he's going to use a freshly-microwaved pizza pocket in place of a Fleshlight.
* FriendToAllChildren - Harley, who draws the line at dead baby jokes and gives apple pie to kids.
** Just as an FYI, the man used to be a middle school. Social Studies teacher.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent - During ''Peanut Butter and Jelly Archetype'', there's a sequence where Harley shows all of the food they've made for the episode, complete with calories counters. While he's doing this, Muscles Glasses is standing right next to him, eating from a jar of Nutella in his pocket with a mixing spoon.
* GenreSavvy - In "84 Egg Sandwich", Harley goes and orders close to 100 breakfast sandwiches from [=McDonald's=]. The employee manning the drive-thru station (correctly) guesses it's for an Epic Meal Time project.
** One of the drive-thru clerks does the same thing in "Fast Food Lasagna".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar - In "The Ostrich Nest":
-->'''Harley''': "We got a whole bowl of ostrich eggs! On Epic Meal Time, we fist our ostrich eggs! (Camera pans to a bowl full of ostrich egg yolks) [[ItMakesSenseInContext Look at me fist those chicks]]! (Harley literally dunks his fist to beat the egg yolks) [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yeah, I'm fisting chicks]]...[[RefugeInAudacity on the Internet...on Youtube]]."
* GingerbreadHouse - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUEpmbdZLw OF MEAT AND CHEEZ WHIZ]]! Merry Christmas."
* AGodAmI - Invoked in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGw5ip2EokY Puzzle of the Lambs]]", where they play God and make a "[[EldritchAbomination culinary abomination]]".
* GodwinsLaw / HitlerAteSugar - "You know who else didn't like too much bacon? Hitler. And you don't want to be Hitler, do you? No. [[spoiler: He's got stupid hair]]."
* GoshDangItToHeck: Lampshaded in "Maximum Mac and Cheese":
--> '''Harley''': "For all you flub-sucking dark-gargling Tom Henry mother-father short-stains - This is a family restaurant."
* GunsAndGunplayTropes - "Russian Meal Time" provides examples of:
** AKA47 - {{Lampshaded}} and averted by [=FPSRussia=]:
-->'''[=FPSRussia=]''': "Okay, this is the [=MP5K=]. "K" stands for "Kompact" in German, don't give me bullshit: I know what the gun is." (Actually stands for ''Kurz,'' or 'Short' in German)
** EveryoneIsArmed - Played with: Muscles Glasses makes mashed potatoes while holding a submachine gun.
** PistolWhipping - Harley, Muscles Glasses and [=FPSRussia=] take turns tenderizing meat, the latter using a Desert Eagle to do it.
** SpentShellsShower - Sort of: [=FPSRussia=] dribbles bullets out of his mouth at the end.
** SwissArmyGun - Harley uses a rifle + bayonet as a skewer for around half a dozen hamburgers.
* StuffedInTheFridge - The guys take it to a literal meaning by stuffing Jamie Oliver in the fridge so they can feed him the Fish and Chips Filet.
** TriggerHappy - Invoked by [=FPSRussia=] during the shooting range segment against users of this trope. Harley starts to turn guilty when a Desert Eagle wounds up in his hand, but slightly subverted when he asks [=FPSRussia=] if it's alright to pull the trigger after the latter inspects the gun first.
** WallOfWeapons - At the gun store
* HilariousOuttakes - Two videos out outtakes so far, but one was included as [[TheStinger a stinger]]:
-->'''Harley''': Changin' the game!\\
''(Harley slaps down a bottle of Jack Daniels...which is accompanied by a crack.)''\\
'''Off-camera voice''': ''(as booze starts leaking)'' [[OhCrap OHHH!]]\\
''(Harley picks up the bottle, just as the bottom of the bottle falls out.)''\\
'''Harley''': Oh ''([[SoundEffectBleep caw!]])''...\\
'''Off-camera voice''': [[BigNo NOOOOO!]]
* HotBlooded - The beginning of "Candy Pizza" confirms Harley as this.
* {{Hypocritical Humo|r}}[[CanadaEh u]][[HypocriticalHumor r]] - Harley calls the audience perverts for wanting to watch a girl eat the "Massive Meat Log" -- then the reverse angle shows him and all of his friends doing the exact same thing.
* ImprovisedClothes - A bacon bikini in the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tew4MAepQso Gentleman's Episode]]".
* InsistentTerminology - How Harley justifies the ProductPlacement during the meals: "We didn't sell out--''they'' bought ''in''."
* InsultBackfire - Their official website links to a lambasting from [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] in their About section, indicating they may be proud of having pissed them off.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - In "Candy Poutine", Cousin Dave corrects Harley's mixing-up of 'ganache' and Grenache brand caramel. When Harley does it again, saying "carmel" and Dave corrects him, he drops a PrecisionFStrike on Dave.
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname - Alex "Muscles Glasses" Perrault
* LandSeaSky - "Air, Sea and Landsagna"
* LargeHam - Harley's one and he [[{{Pun}} proceeds to cook truckloads]].
* {{Malaproper}} - Harley opens with one in "Tequila Taco Night":
--> '''Harley''': "I've been sippin' on that green and smokin' that liquor all day."
* MaleGaze - There's a lot of cleavage in "The Black Legend".
* MasochistsMeal - As tasty as a lot of these dishes look, consider their high fat content and calorie counts.
** Also in "Maximum Mac and Cheese" and "Sausage Fest".
* MathematiciansAnswer - In "Meat Building 101", Paolo asks Tyler what kind of meat they used to build the Slaughterhouse. Tyler stumbles over his answer, but essentially tells him, "[[HowManyAllOfThem All of the meat]]."
* MundaneMadeAwesome - They do for meat what [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] did for [[MemeticMutation potato chips]].
* MsFanservice - The girl from "[[DoubleEntendre Massive Meat Log]]":
--> '''Harley''': "[[GenreSavvy We all know]] that no one wants to see a douchebag eat a corndog, so we brought a little girl in for all you perverts!"
** They use another girl for "Fast Food Sushi"; they ''both'' come back for "The Black Legend".
** They, plus a horde of other hot girls, appear in "Maximum Mac and Cheese", "Drunken Mess" and "Sausage Fest".
** "Fast Food Meatloaf" starts off with the boys "rescuing" a trio of {{Ms Fanservice}}s (including {{Lights}}) from some "[[McDonalds hamburglers]]".
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Bacon Pirate Zombie Bacon Robot -- Bacon Edition]]
** Lampshaded in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS9cTjFFWow Mother's Day Special]]:
--> '''Harley''': "Some say we're the spawns of evil, meat-demon cyborgs. Well, we're not: we've got mother(caw!)ing moms...that are the spawns of evil, meat-demon cyborgs!"
* NeckLift - Muscles Glasses to two thieving thugs in "Fast Food Meatloaf".
* NobleWolf: Muscles Glasses' father has a pet wolf...who loves bacon. Beacon is a pleasure that crosses species boundaries.
* NonSequitur
** "SUSHI! FAST FOOD! SEX!"
** "'''WE 'BOUT TO GET DRUNK OFF PANCAKES!!!'''"
** "We're about to die for this. What'you know about dyin'?"
** "What up, meat sauce?"
* NutritionalNightmare: They lives off this trope and be sure to expect [[BaconAddiction a lot of bacon]] in their meals.
* OncePerEpisode - "[[OnTheNext Next time]], we eat ''x''!" where ''x'' is something outlandish or impossible to eat.
** Subverted in "The Slaughterhouse": "Next time, we eat ''dessert''!" Sure enough, the following week was "The Black Legend": two girls eating a gigantic crepe.
** Also subverted in "Epic H'our D'oeuvres":
--> "Next time we eat bacon. [[EvilLaugh Mweheheh]]."
** [[RuleofThree Yet another subversion]] for "Sausage Fest":
--> "Next time, we eat ice cream." (Cue all the girls cheering)
** In "12 Gauge Hot Dog", Harley says "Next time, we eat blood!" and in the next video, "Zombie Meal Time", Muscles Glasses takes a shot of Jack Daniels and blood.
** Averted in the first video, which ends with Muscles Glasses (sans glasses) raising his arms in the air triumphantly after eating.
** At the end of French Fry Salad:
--> "Next time, we eat sell outs. Next time, we eat while selling out... Netflix.com/bacon."
** Subverted in "Candy Sushi":
--> "Next time, we eat. We have to, or we'll die."
* TheOtherDarrin - Played with: in "Maximum Protein Experience", Muscles Glasses is replaced with someone having a similar body build and trademark sunglasses. When Epic Mook notices Muscles Glasses working out at the gym where they're filming at, Harley tells the extra they don't need him anymore.
** Played with again in "Epic Stockyard Burger": Harley's absent to do the video intro, so Tyler fills in for him...until Harley walks out from the store and tells Tyler to go out, buy lunch and do his proper job.
** In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkELLcoYSbQ Meat Mummy]]", Muscles Glasses wears a costume that turns him into... a random black guy. The rest of the guys (sans Harvey/"[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Beard Lightyear]]" and Cousin Dave as "Tony Hawk") wind up dressing up as Muscles Glasses.
* OutOfFocus: Muscles Glasses drops out of sight for several episodes (March-May 2012). Harley and the gang mention him in passing, and he is briefly seen hitchhiking along a back road. They offer up a sacrifice to prepare for his return ("Fastfood Sacrifice"), then cook him a bacon-stuffed cheeseburger after he shows up and helps them defeat a gang of vegan zombies ("Zombie Vegan Attack!"/"Boss Bacon Burger").
* OverlyLongGag - Bacon in general.
* PetTheDog - Harley and his crew are vulgar, crude, and gluttonous but they and their fellow [=YouTube=] celebrities helped people out in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hOtanUz7w&feature=plcp# Soup Kitchen]]
* PrecisionFStrike - In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7Ogcc67gY Spam Fries Four Loko]]", Cousin Dave shouts one out when someone tells him there's an automatic can opener after he finishes opening a couple of canned goods with a manual can opener.
* ARareSentence - During Epic Christmas Carol:
--> '''Harley''': "Ainít no surprises here, we throw in more bacon, but we donít wanna compromise the whole integrity of this rice crispy snowman. Now thatís a sentence I can guarantee no other human being has said except for me just now."
* RatedMForManly[=/=]TestosteronePoisoning - Debatable on which trope the show really follows; regardless, both come along with clogged arteries.
* RealMenEatMeat
** Subverted for {{Fanservice}} instead in "Massive Meat Log".
** Invoked in "Sugar Shack" by Muscles Glasses' lumberjack father.
** Totally averted with "Candy BBQ" and "Candy Poutine".
--> '''Harley''': "Well I guess you can say that this is the "no-meat" episode...but don't you [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]ing say it."
* {{Recut}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qDwK-kUY40 The Director's Cut of "Zombie Meal Time"]], one of the most controversial episodes gets a brand new opening, the cooking narration absent in the original, new scenes of the guys talking while in makeup and is streamlined from 7.5 minutes to 4 minutes.
* RedBaron - In "Fast Food Sushi", Harley dubs himself the "Sauce Boss".
** IHaveManyNames - Taken further in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvUku7zAXVE Candy Sushi]]":
--> '''Harley''': "And we got these custom sauces, 'cause I'm the 'Doctor of Dressing', aka the 'Pharaoh of Flavour', aka the 'Minister of Mixture', aka the 'Connoisseur of Condiments', aka the 'Don of the Drippin', aka the 'Creator/JeffGoldblum of the Internet', aka... [dramatic zoom on the sauces] ...the ''Sauce Boss''.
* RefugeInAudacity -
** All of them, really, but it doesn't get much more audacious than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ putting five birds into a pig]]. Then they crank it up and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAjhG09X9YA ten times more]].
** The "gay bacon strips" were taken to their logical conclusion in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDwvqrSi92Q Candy Pizza]] episode.
-->'''Harley:''' In the kitchen, no candy missin'! We got gay bacon strips. We got gay sour worms.[[note]]gummi worms in the same neon rainbow coloring as "gay bacon strips"[[/note]] We got candy [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] rings.[[note]]just gummi [=LifeSavers=][[/note]] And we got some candy fruit! Not a big deal. *deep inhale* Smell that? We've got real bacon, too!
* RelaxOVision - "Fast Food Fondue Mixology" features "Your Weekly Bacon Moment," set to soft music while Harley talks quietly.
* RousingSpeech - Most of the video intros; take "84 Egg Sandwich" for example:
-->'''Harley''': "Oh, you wanna change the game? Well, if you wanna change the game, you gotta stay ahead of it! And how do you do that? You eat a well-balanced [[VerbalTic brookfast]] of eggs, bacon, sandwiches and '''''liquor'''''! Rise and shine, you tired-ass mother[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]s."
* SelfDeprecation - Invoked in "Tequila Taco Night":
-->'''Harley''': "If you don't marinate your meat in a Ziploc bag, you think too highly of yourselves."
** And again, when Harley (in [[PaperThinDisguise disguise]]) appears on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i7h-0lQkVI an episode of]] ''The Gentlemen's Rant'' about Epic Meal Time.
* SerialEscalation - It started with a dish that anyone could make, then other culinary mashups. As more episodes rolled in, the dishes involved long and complex preparation methods, vegetables and require an entire dinner table of people to finish.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCxFn3sAw68 Then they broke the 100,000 calorie barrier]].
*** "And because we're (caw!)ed up, we garnished the whole thing with Baconators!"
** "French Fry Week": during the week of October 3, 2011, the guys released one episode per day with [[CaptainObvious french fries as the central ingredient]]. They ended off the week with a 15-pound poutine.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAjhG09X9YA Turbaconepicentipede]]": the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ TurBacon Epic Thanksgiving]]" times ten, for a grand total of '''802,420 calories'''.
* SeriousBusiness: The one time they ''don't'' drink alcohol is "Maximum Protein Experience", which is (vaguely) themed on staying in shape, and filmed in a gym. Doesn't stop them from [[WorldOfHam hamming it up]], and using lots of [[BaconAddiction bacon strips and bacon strips]] [[OverlyLongGag and bacon strips...]]
* SharpDressedMan: The whole cast in "The Gentleman's Episode".
* SophisticatedAsHell: "Here at Epic Meal Time, we value presentation, ''bitch''."
* SoundEffectBleep - Nearly every curse word is censored via a crow's call. At least one instance of the word "vegetables" was censored, too.
** If you listen carefully in certain episodes, they do forget to edit out some curse words.
** Averted in the first half of "[=EpicMealTime=] LIVE".
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Tyler at the beginning of "New Years Hangover Cure"
* StandardHeroReward: Parodied in "Fast Food Meatloaf":
--> '''Lights''': "Holy crap, my burgers! How can I ever repay you?"\\
'''Harley''': "I dunno...maybe [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]ing share with us, you greedy [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitches]]?"
* ThePowerOfFriendship - The (intangible) thing that the guys run off of. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Tea Gardner]] would be very pleased indeed.
* TheStoic - Aside from "Sugar Shack," Muscles Glasses will get in ''maybe'' two lines of dialogue during a couple episodes; most of the time he'll remain quite and/or communicate with strong glares at the camera.
** Well that, or the universal language of [[FlippingTheBird the middle finger]].
* SwissArmyAppendage - Played with in "Russian Meal Time":
--> '''Harley''': "Muscles Glasses has a detachable penis, that also happens to be a combat knife."
* TakeThat - "What you doin'? Hatin'? '''STOP HATIN'!!!''' BLEND YOUR OWN BACON!!!"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB_vHVFM_8 Meat Salad]]". Seriously, just listen to some of Harley's dialogue in the video:
--> "What'you know about health? "Salad"? '''[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] SALAD'''!!!"
--> "Epic Meal Time showing you how to make a ''real'' salad! [[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]] your lettuce!"
--> "Oh, you didn't know? [[NonSequitur Carrots are for]] [[DoubleEntendre ugly people]]!"
** They gave a very scathing F-U on their Facebook page to the people who were hating on "Drunken Mess".
** A vegetarian of 4 years was pressured into eating a bacon strip in "Bacon Bacon Truck".
* TastesLikePurple: or Crazy Alcohol Rainbow Pig
* TheTeam
** TheLeader - Harley, who invented and hosts the show.
** TheLancer - Sterling, who, although is seen rarely in episodes, is not just the cameraman, but the video editor.
** TheBigGuy - Muscles Glasses and Epic Mook, who does most of the cooking.
** TheSmartGuy - Tyler, who does the fat and calorie counter (although his on-screen character is as dumb as a post), and Cousin Dave, who eats like a gentleman.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Bacon, though Harley has a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. To a slightly lesser extent, Jack Daniels Whiskey.
* {{Troll}} - Although the guys may band together to create an epic meal, there are certain times when one of them can't help but either insult, snark or outright jinx each other. In "The Ostrich Nest", for example, when Epic Mook starts dicing up some onions:
--> '''Cousin Dave''': "One of these days, I'm going to witness you lose a finger."
--> '''Epic Mook''': "Why?"
--> '''Cousin Dave''': "It's just going to happen."
--> '''Epic Mook''': "I'm very careful with this."
--> '''Cousin Dave''': "I know you are...but it'll happen."
--> [{{Beat}}]
--> '''Epic Mook''': "...Don't be a prick."
** Also, Harley at the VideoGame/MassEffect3 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UyYFHDrBQ launch]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight - Muscles Glasses snapping two thieves' necks isn't given anything more than a simple "Yup, he's doing it again..." from Tyler.
* UpToEleven - Their holiday specials, the "[=TurBaconEpic=] Thanksgiving" and "The Slaughterhouse".
** "The Sloppy Big Ben Roethlisberger" was so large and beyond sane even Harley began to sputter as he was getting psyched to make it.
** The "Turbaconepicentipede" took the "[=TurBacon=] Epic Thanksgiving" and multiplied it by ten. They didn't just break the previous calorie count the Roethlisberger had: they ''destroyed it'' at more than 800,000 calories.
* VerbalTic - "Sauce" is (nowadays) always pronounced "SA-OOOS"
** As "Sausage" is pronounced "SA-OOOSAGE"
** "Jack Daniels'" is now "Jack Dagnels"
** "Breakfast" as "brookfast".
* VerySpecialEpisode: EMT celebrates the SuperBowl each year with a meal named after one of the quarterbacks. They've done "The Sloppy Roethlisberger" (a 50-pound bacon cheeseburger with custom bun; the first single item to break 100,000 calories), "Dirty Manningwich" (a large sloppy joe with clam chowder) and "Flacco Taco" (a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gigantic taco]]). They are 2-for-3 as of [=SB XLVII=] in predicting the winner.
-->'''Harley:''' Mother[[SoundEffectBleep (caw!)]]er, sports!
* WhamLine - From "Fast Food Pizza Cake":
--> '''Harley''': "We'll have a hundred and fifty."
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Throwback Thursday, which now has [[http://www.youtube.com/user/EpicMealThrowback its own YouTube channel]]. They air the videos ''Series/PopUpVideo''-style, and garble Muscles Glasses any time he speaks.
* WidgetSeries: Averted. Although plenty strange, its over-the-topness is way more American in inspiration than Canadian.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: "Epic Christmas Carol." The Sauce Boss treats his friends like shit until he is visited by the Ghosts of Bacon, Booze, and Bitches.
* XOnAStick: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT78iih9cws Epic Meal Sticks]]

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