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[[caption-width-right:350:One's Grump. The other's Not So Grump.]]

->''"HEY I'M GRUMP"''\\
''"I'M NOT-SO-GRUUUUMP"''\\
''"AND WE'RE THE GAME GRUMPS!"''

Grump and Not-So-Grump [[LetsPlay play games together]] and provide live commentary about it, with conversations ranging from sophisticated discussions about the design of the games they're playing to [[SeinfeldianConversation bizarre tangents unrelated to anything happening on-screen]] with plenty of [[LargeHam ridiculous screaming]] and [[HoYay bromance]] thrown in, producing [[HilarityEnsues frequently hilarious]] (occasionally NSFW) results. Find it [[http://www.youtube.com/user/GameGrumps here]], with new videos daily. Now with a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/GameGrumps favorite episode crowner!]]

Grump has been played by [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin Hanson]] since the show's beginning. Not-So-Grump was originally played by [[WebVideo/JonTron Jon Jafari]] until he left the show on June 25, 2013, at which point he was replaced by [[Music/NinjaSexParty Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan]].

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czsh8R51qOw On October 22, 2013,]] Game Grumps announced their partnership with Creator/{{Polaris}} and features "[[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Hunting Monsters]]" on its channel.

Game Grumps also has several spin-off shows:
* ''Game Grumps VS'', in which the hosts of Game Grumps compete against each other instead of trading off or playing together.
* ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'', which follows the same format as its parent show, but features PC games instead of console titles. It is hosted by Ross O'Donovan (of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RubberNinja Rubber Ninja Animation]]), with guest-stars switching between Arin, Danny, Barry, and Suzy (and sometimes two or more).
* ''Steam Rolled'', in which four players compete against each other in both console and PC games. Arin and Ross are regulars, while the other two players are filled in alternately by Danny, Suzy Hanson (Arin's wife), and Barry Kramer (the Grumps' editor and uploader).
* ''WebVideo/TableFlip'', a formerly Polaris-exclusive show in which Suzy, Barry, and several guest-stars play tabletop and card games.
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!Tropes found in ''Game Grumps''

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* [[TenMinuteRetirement 10-Second Retirement]]: Occurs in episode 20 of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]] after Jon inadvertently triggers a glitch that causes Knuckles to [[http://youtu.be/WuGsRmEEx6s?t=7m30s fly into the ceiling and get stuck on a wall.]] Arin storms out right then and there and Jon has to beg him to come back.
* AbortedArc:
** The Grumps had planned a playthrough of ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', but because the game starts very slowly and there wasn't much discussion between the two during the playthrough, this idea was shelved. According to Arin at a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYh_miWTd4 panel]], it was also because Jon - who has previously included the game in several 'Best Of' lists - was slowly "realizing it wasn't all that great." Arin described the experience as "depressing", and also claimed ''Conker's'' was the worst game they ever played for the show.
** The Grumps' extended playthrough of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', which ended with Jon's abrupt departure from Game Grumps, with the chances of it being finished all but extinguished due to Jon's refusal to return to Game Grumps and Arin's refusal to go back and finish it alone. Arin and Danny confirmed they wouldn't finish it, with Danny saying it would be wrong to be there at the end of a journey he wasn't a part of.
** Jon absolutely hated ''DemonsCrest'' and they actually got into a fight over it. Much like Sonic 2006, that video will likely never see the light of day.
*** A separate playthrough of that game was done later, though it was not played to completion.
** Several games they've played have either gone unfinished or have gone months without updates, despite their last episodes ending normally in the middle of the action.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with their playthrough of [[TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]] went months without new videos. Eventually, it updated to completion not long after it resumed updating.
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Often. For one, it's "AIR-EN!!"
** Danny does this in a ShoutOut to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in episode 9 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''.
--->'''Arin:''' [[LampshadeHanging What is with you and your enunCIations?]]
** Arin and Danny spend [[OverlyLongGag the first two minutes of their]] Batman playthrough mispronouncing the names of most Batman characters and actors from the [[Film/{{Batman}} film series]]
* AccentuateTheNegative: Invoked by Arin in the ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade'' video, as he spends the whole video acting like a profane AVGN ripoff.
* AchievementsInIgnorance:
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', Arin defeats a few bosses in ways they're obviously not supposed to be beaten.
*** Gooper Blooper attacks Mario with its tentacles when he tries to attack his weakpoint, and the solution would be to pull them off to render him harmless. Arin completely ignores that and manages to defeat him anyway even though the tentacles are not supposed to give the player enough time to attack the weakpoint properly.
*** Monty Mole must be defeated by throwing his bombs back at him, but Arin has no idea that he can pick them up, and instead leads them near Monty, and their explosions still damage him despite [[HitboxDissonance them blowing up at the base of Monty's cannon]].
*** Mecha-Bowser shoots missiles that can attack Mario from both sides while on a rollercoaster. FLUD clearly warns the player whenever a missile is coming from behind, so they can focus on the ones coming from the front... But Arin keeps looking back and gets killed a good number of times by missiles from the front, which do not trigger any warning since he's supposed to see them coming by himself. He never corrects his strategy and ends up winning with a sliver of health left.
*** During the second fight against Petey Pirahna, Arin thinks the floating pigs are necessary to make him fall, while spraying him with water would've worked just fine. The pigs are very impractical to use, on top of Arin having trouble navigating the village to follow Petey and frequently missing the opportunity to deal damage to him, but he still manages to win after a long, unnecessarily tedious fight.
** Arin encapsulates this in his WebVideo/SteamTrain [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPh6Qz4WL5U&t=8m4s playthrough of VVVVVV with Ross]].
--->"Look at that! I didn't even mean to! [...] Damn, I'm accidentally good!"
** When playing Punch-Out!! for the Wii, Danny is completely ignorant of the duck feature, which is supposed to be the right response to some boss attacks; instead of ducking, he learns how to time counter-attacks for the moves.
** In Punch-Out!! Wii, Danny uses the HeroicSecondWind feature to come back and defeat Great Tiger. He accidentally activated it while Little Mac was falling by hitting the minus button.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Lampshaded in ''Gunsmoke'' Part 1.
-->'''Arin''': We're on your side, that's why we made everything so expensive!
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Arin says "Barrel Banana Blast Bullshit", and immediately thinks of AVGN.
* AddictionDisplacement: Dan has said that [[RunningGag Skittles]] have become this for him, after a recent sickness left him somehow unable to drink alcohol.
* AdmiringTheAbomination: From ''Power Rangers'':
-->'''Jon:''' '''''OOOOOOOOOOOH! EW! EWWWWW! TUMOR-ASS EYE DUDE!'''''\\
'''Arin''': Aw, that's cute!
* AerithAndBob: From the Jeopardy episodes, Nixon, Dixon and Larry.
** From The Price is Right: Eva, Jon, Jay, and Sopojkkk.
** The new intro shows the stars' names as Egoraptor and Danny.
** The 2nd Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition episode has Suop, Glorgnhak, and Chris.
** In Super Mario World, Danny reveals that the names of his pet fish in college were Lenaeus, Anaximander, and Bob.
* AesopAmnesia: The Grumps will often forget about important abilities they have in Sonic 06. Most importantly, they keep forgetting what Silver can and can't use psychokinesis on.
* AffectionateParody: During an episode of Game Grumps VS, Arin takes a bunch of [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN's]] typical insults UpToEleven when he was frustrated that Jon beat him in ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997''. Of course they are both laughing during the rant.
** During [[KirbySuperStar Milky Way Wishes]], Arin gives his take on Jon's penchant for giving enemies [[FanNickname crazy names on the fly]]. Jon thinks it's hilarious.
--->'''Arin:''' '''''OHH, IT'S MEGA-CRUNCH!'''''\\
'''Jon:''' '''''OHHHHHHHH! OH! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! OOOOW!'''''
** Expanded into a full-on impression in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' finale, which gets Jon a little frustrated.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]]Arin believes that Kirby is a xenophobic psycho, which... isn't that far from canon.[[note]]Kirby is a bit of a less obvious HeroicComedicSociopath.[[/note]]
** Their playthrough of Banjo-Kazooie has a lot due to its varied supporting cast.
*** Gloop the Fish is a depressed teenager, whose farts can get you high. His friends exploit this, and are only his friends because of this, always trying to get him to come to parties just so he can fart for them.[[note]] For the record, Gloop actually belches bubbles instead of farting them[[/note]] He also has a cousin named Beezenbatz that no one invites to parties because when anyone tries to invite him, people think he's trying to bring live animals.
*** Boggy the Bear is a deadbeat Dad that lets his 3 kids go hungry while he sleeps outside and also ate a Jiggy piece despite having 2 more ready to give away and therefore [[TooDumbToLive should have been familiar with them.]]
*** Mumbo Jumbo is a [[TheEeyore depressed Barbiturate abuser that only stays alive because Banjo visits him for the Transformations]].
*** The mummy in the matching game pyramid just desperately wants to give you a hug because he died in a disfiguring accident and none of his friends know that he's still around. He's also a ghoul.
** During their time in [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Athens]], they've been interpreting nearly all their neighbours, such as Maelle as a chain smoker and Sally as a child abuse victim.
** Rouge the Bat quiffs pokéballs out of her snatch.
** Rocky from VideoGame/KirbySuperStar is a lazy, overweight, slow loser who gently walks wherever he's needed, while screaming up ladders at fast speeds.
*** Chameleus[[note]] Chameleo Arm[[/note]] has a family and two friends named Bob and Bill. Bill bought Chameleus a Game Boy Advance for his birthday and Chameleus, being more of a Sega guy, was a bit offended. However Chameleus covered it up well and pretended that he enjoyed the gift because he's very good at camouflaging himself.
** Moundo, a mini boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, is not a rock. He is a grouchy mound who can't deny that he has a weight problem yet can't work out... since he's not human. If he were to be chiseled, it would hurt. The other rocks make fun of him because his mother was bad at naming.
** For some reason, Arin is convinced that Luigi hails from Nazi Germany.
** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles War]] is a misunderstood [[TheWoobie Woobie]] who [[IJustWantToBeLoved just wants to be loved.]] However, whenever he attempts to hug people it, "hurts them... and me."
** They decide that the characters in ''Wild Guns'' are [[VillainProtagonist ruthless bandits,]] and all the enemies are just trying to protect their homes.
** According to Arin, Mickey Mouse is a man who has detachable ears and has a disorder where he has big hands, feet, and head, which he hides by claiming he's a cartoon character. When he goes home, he beats himself up, saying to himself that he's a freak whom no one loves.
** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Bowser Jr.]] is an angry, foul-mouthed New Yorker.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Link from Wind Waker]] is a depressed ReluctantWarrior who is constantly taunted about the horrible things happening to his kidnapped sister whom he loves more than anything else in the world. Also, he gets really excited about being forced to perform menial tasks.
** Professor Oak is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's and constantly shits his pants.
** Little Mac from Punch-Out!! is suffering from intense brain damage and has no idea that he's a boxer.
** Doc Louis is a terrible personal trainer who almost always gives bad advice, either through telling the previously mentioned brain damaged Little Mac to fight again immediately after being losing and being injured, or by just outwardly telling him that he's pretty much screwed in the next fight.
** [[Film/DennisTheMenace Mr. Wilson]] is very abusive to Dennis and often threatens spanking him, he lost three fingers in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, has a [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future self]] who went back in time and introduced him to the future's most popular sport: "butt-ball" (which replaces American Football) and has attempted to teach butt-ball to Dennis in his basement and warns him to [[MemeticMolester never tell his parents]].
** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Birdo]] was in an abusive relationship with Dry Bones, leading to the massive hole in her nose.
** The protagonist of ''A Story About My Uncle'' is a young JossWhedon.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Arin's family, the Bigdix, from the Family Feud episode
-->'''Jon:''' What is this, like the "Asian, but not really."
* AmbiguousSyntax: In ''Super Mario Sunshine'' Part 4, Arin begins to tell a story about how his copy of ''[[WaveRace Wave Race 64]]'' "was stolen". Danny originally thought he meant someone stole his copy but Arin later explains that his copy was one ''he'' stole from a friend when he was little.
* AnachronicOrder: They film a large chunk of gameplay in one sitting, then upload small segments at a time. This leads to some series being filmed before others receiving [[CallBack Call Backs]] only in the later recorded series.
** Lampshaded in ''Goof Troop'' episode 10, where Jon jokes about how his cold will affect the next year of Game Grumps.
** This practice spoiled the existence of their ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' videos before they actually released them, and leads to many [[CallForward jokes from future episodes]] being referenced before they're actually made.
*** AGAIN spoiled the Smash Bros video twice with one hint being the Mii show-off video where you see Brawl loaded up, and one off-handed comment about [[spoiler:Jon being upset that he lost (which in turn spoiled the ending).]]
** This was lampshaded in the first episode they released, for Kirby; Jon welcomes them to "the first episode", and then notes that they now have to ''make it the first episode'' because he said it would be.
*** ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' is begun now that there's an HDTV in the Grump Room. Four videos later, during ''Super Mario Land'', the Grumps lament not having an HDTV in the Grump Room.
** The final episode of ''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' has Arin suggesting that they play ''Who Wants to Be A Millionaire'', a series that the two already started ''and'' finished.
*** Likewise, episode 8 of their Donkey Kong Country playthrough has them suggesting that they play Resident Evil for the Gamecube when the first two episodes had already been uploaded either that week or the week before.
** Episode 9 of their Sonic '06 has Jon saying 'Vote tomorrow, kids! That's 'tomorrow' today', when the 2012 Presidential Election was last week.
** ''[[{{Bloodsport}} Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball]]'' was mentioned as having been played repeatedly, but because it was made in the same session of "Grumping" including ''[[Franchise/DonkeyKong Donkey Kong's]] [[VideoGame/NintendoLand Crash Course]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Kingdom Valley]]'', known for being both ThatOneLevel and NintendoHard and thus producing a metric butt-ton of content ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and also]] ''VideoGame/MarioParty 8''), it took quite a while before it was uploaded.
** All in all mostly [[AvertedTrope averted]] nowadays because Arin has opted to give Barry a schedule in which to release the videos (Say about 75% into all the JonTron Grumps videos) and as evidenced by the Music/NinjaSexParty Grumps videos you can notice Danny making a bunch of [[CallBack Call Backs]] which are indeed, Call Backs.
** Apparently revived in Kirby's Epic Yarn part 9, where Danny thinks about how weird it would be if Barry suddenly showed up on an episode and talked. Barry's text promptly pops up and points out "Clearly these guys haven't seen Steam Rolled (which they're in.)"
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Arin and Jon devote a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGjWtdbLHBo special video]] to showing off the VERY strange Miis they found on a used Wii that Arin bought.
** The end of their Joe and Mac playthrough: KITTY CATS DANCING! Cue rave-like video of Arin's cats while Jon and Arin start singing SpaceJam songs. Oh, and Jon masturbating.
** The end of Part 3 of Kirby's Air Ride, where they play a game of slaps to break the tie. [[spoiler: They agree that they both win so they don't have to hurt each other anymore.]]
** Halfway through playing B.O.B., the game crashes. The rest of the episode is "The Grumpcast" - with Arin and Danny talking about random things with the odd image thrown in by Barry.
* AnachronismStew: Present in Table Flip. The whole gang dresses in "period" costumes, including, respectively, a chimney sweep/newsie outfit, a Civil War officer uniform, what appears to be a post-Revolutionary French dress, a stereotypical Victorian gentlemen's getup, and... the [[DoctorWho Tenth Doctor]].
* {{Angrish}}: Often. Seeing as Jon is the bit more vocal of the two, he tends to start flipping first. Though Arin can have epic ones, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU9CuvdOVfMPvKCiwdGKL3cQ&v=h4RfdCpB4PI&feature=player_detailpage#t=436s here]].
* AnimalJingoism: [[DiscussedTrope Referenced]] in their Alfred Chicken playthrough.
* AnimalMotifs: Jon's favorite Pokémon seem to be birds.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps due to Jon's love for his pet birds, like Jacques]].
*** Jon confirmed in Pokemon Emerald #12 that [[AuthorAppeal he is indeed a bird fanatic]].
** In many GG fan animations Arin is, naturally, associated with a raptor and Suzy continues to be portrayed as a goose. Jon tends to portray himself as a bear, specifically [[BanjoKazooie Banjo]] with Jacque as his Kazooie, but he tends to be more often drawn as a parrot himself in fan videos.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Arin animated a few of his favorite scenes from Game Grumps episodes in a sketchy lineart style in the show's early days, but while he claimed to be working on more at MAG Fest they appear to have fallen victim to the same ScheduleSlip as his other non-Grumps works. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Flannelson Flannelson]] seems to have been handed the mantle of official GGA animator in his stead.
** Popular Game Grumps Editor Barry Kramer released a 'Grep Animated', animated by himself and depicting the Grumps as bowling pins. Inevitably this has led at least one fan to say 'Even Barry is putting out videos faster than Arin'.
** Not surprisingly, the fan community cranks these out by the dozens. They are now at least 550-650 episodes on the internet of various quality (some even being higher quality than Flannelson's and Ego's).
** Episode 36 of ''Pokémon [=FireRed=]'' was completely animated by [[http://linzb0t.tumblr.com/ Linzb0t]] due to the game footage getting lost.
* AntiHumor: In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'', Arin eventually takes over for joke delivery while Jon concentrates on clearing Death's level.
--> '''Arin''': Why did the axe fly at your face? Because the knight threw it. Why did the axe come back? Because the axe has boomerang-type properties.
* AprilFools: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc3r75lFcwQ Cat]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxB_Ro_sLe4 Grumps]]," ten or so minutes of Arin and Danny's cats being cats, advertised as a "new series" on the channel for April Fool's Day 2014. Also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slmYHwx4rhY Meow Train]]", a similar video "replacing" Steam Train on the same day.
* ArcNumber: Arin's used Wii has several Miis with names that include some variation of "677". Jon thinks it must be some kind of code.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** In Sonic '06 Part 9, after Arin makes a [[BlackComedy rape joke]] and justifies it with "it's only a joke":
---> '''Jon:''' Yeah, it's just a joke! [[SoWasX So was Hiroshima, huh? So was Nagasaki, huh?!]] [[TakeThat So was when we elected]] [[GeorgeWBush George Bush... Junior]] into office, huh?
** Their ''Dead Space 3'' video:
---> '''Jon:''' You should just go to Hell and die.\\
'''Arin:''' We're already there Jon. We're already there. [[ItMakesSenseInContext There's men with baby heads. There's a drill going "ktiky-tiky-tiky-tiky". There's an on screen menu telling you what to do!]] This is Hell, Jon.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJifVqZAfZQ#t=6m49s Sonic '06]]'' #46:
--->'''Jon:''' You died in a fucking shallow pond, you piece of shit, you imbecile, you USELESS PIECE OF FUCKING--'''''OATS!!'''''\\
'''Arin:''' Did you just-- "oats"???\\
'''Jon:''' I fuckin' went there, dude, I'm really sorry. I know your family is multi-grain....
* ArtShift: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AirTnTMrIYs Episode 36]] of ''Pokémon [=FireRed=]'' is entirely animated as a result of the game footage accidentally being lost.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Oftentimes something in the game will surprise them or catch their attention, putting the current conversation on hold as they go on a tangent and sometimes completely dropping the previous topic.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Arin figures out most of the puzzles in ''Goof Troop'' within seconds...
* BadBadActing: Arin has a go-to "bad voice acting" voice he pulls out sometimes. Jon, however, prefers the LargeHam version of bad voice acting.
* BashBrothers:
-->"[[EarWorm Poppy Brothers Junior]]~! ♪"\\
"[[EarWorm Poppy Brothers Senior]]~! ♫"
* BatmanGambit: Arin pulls one in Mario Party 2: [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Revengeance]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDy-k6HUzzE here]]. And he's [[LaughingMad happy about it]].
* BearsAreBadNews: Episode 1 of Naughty Bear was rated extremely low and considered one of the worst episodes in the series because they were stuck on an obvious puzzle after '''missing prompts in which they could have advanced'''.
** In part 9 of ''Katamari Damacy'', Arin repeatedly struggles in "Make Ursa Major" ([[ThatOneLevel One of Those Two Levels]]), in which he must pick up exactly one large bear while avoiding all small bears and bear-themed objects. He didn't actually need to get a large bear in order to reach the end of the game, though; it was really just a matter of pride. [[spoiler:In a Downer Ending, he never does get a large bear, and gives up at the end of the episode.]]
* BerserkButton: Jon seems to hate it when Arin belches. He yelled at Arin for it in Pokemon Emerald #13, and stormed off for a bit when it happened in KirbySuperStar #17.
** Jon will actually devolve into angry cursing ''mid-sentence'' if Arin belches. It almost makes him ''physically ill'' in Part 30 of Sonic 06.
** One of the Grumps has never seen ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. This revelation causes the other Grump to cough blood. (''Sonic'' #57)
--->'''Jon:''' It's just like, "durr, I haven't seen ''Franchise/StarWars''..!"\\
'''Arin:''' What the fuck? There's a '''lot of people''' who haven't seen ''Star Wars''!\\
'''Jon:''' '''''FUCK THEM!''''' *laughs*\\
'''Arin:''' Cory didn't see ''Star Wars'', and I just showed it to him last night!\\
'''Jon:''' Cory hasn't seen Star War-- ''Why the fuck-'' GET OVER HERE YOU PIECE OF SHIT! I'm gonna go beat him up!\\
'''Arin:''' He's not here.\\
'''Jon:''' *leaves the room* Well he's-I'm gonna go beat him up and spit-''*indistinct*''\\
'''Arin:''' He's out buying comics. *chuckles* Apparently Jon's really upset that my eyes have not four-\\
'''Jon:''' *comes back in laughing* Barry's like trying to start up conversation with me.
** Even better is that Cory is none other than Spazkid, and Jon was telling the truth according to his Tumblr.
** In Pokemon Emerald episode 13, Jon and Arin talk about how one night, they went to Disneyland during grad night and, while riding Star Tours, most of the grad night students were yelling obnoxiously about how awesome they were. At the end of the ride, Jon, who had politely asked them to quiet down before, ends up yelling at them for being rude and disruptive throughout the whole ride.
** Certain viewers have been known to get upset and, reportedly, yelled at the screen when the Grumps don't play a game they (the viewers) know really well but don't play it right, such as when Arin played Star Fox 64 and actually managed to get to the stage right before Venom, but by mostly mashing A and trying to dodge projectiles instead of locking on, bombing, barrel rolling, or anything to do with the boost meter. Part five begins with Arin's general response to the tsunami of rage comments this caused.
** Danny constantly calling Waddle Dees "monkeys" in Kirby's Epic Yarn greatly infuriates Arin.
** Danny has a strong hatred of autotune... and when someone accuses him of using it, it clearly enrages him.
* BeamOWar: In the Godzilla episode. '''THAT'S SOME HARRY POTTER SHIT!'''
* BestialityIsDepraved: In ''A Link to the Past'' #2
-->'''Arin:''' What was the weirdest thing about ''Ocarina of Time''?\\
'''Jon:''' You- ''[narrowly avoids running into a snake]'' '''FUCK SNAKES!!'''\\
'''Arin:''' [[SnakesAreSexy I don't fuck snakes!]] That's disgusting!
** In part 9 of Katamari Damacy, at the end of the episode when Arin gets fed up with bears:
--->'''Arin:''' '''FUCK''' bears!\\
'''Danny:''' Okay...I mean, I...I've tried.
* BetterThanABareBulb: "I didn't leave the room. I opened the door, and closed it. MOVIE MAGIC ladies and gentlemen." (Sonic '06 #45)
* BiasSteamroller: In the Nintendo Land videos, the Grumps have been complaining about Skyward Sword's controls not being as accurate as the Nintendo Land Zelda ride's - cue the comments being flooded with fans claiming the controls are identical.
** Arin hates the term "{{Metroidvania}}", because he considers the first part of that word far superior to the second. (''Sonic'' #54)
--->'''Jon:''' Okay, the Metroid-y ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games.\\
'''Arin:''' ''(bristles)'' I just detest--\\
'''Jon:''' THE ADVENTUREY... THE MORE, TH-- [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT]]-FORWARD!
** Jon has a hatred for all tutorials ([[ReadTheFreakingManual which leads to a lot of obvious moments]]), at one point [[AuthorTract going into an enraged rant]] over Monita's appearances in Nintendo Land even though he can easily just tap (-) to skip it.
** Both of them admitted to absolutely loathing VideoGame/HalfLife2, saying it had no direction or point. Subverted when their [[SarcasmMode complaints]] are it lacks [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty killstreaks]] or [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim random encounters]], and they actually both love it.
* BileFascination: [[invoked]] How they feel about the ''Mary Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16'' game. They say it could ''almost'' be fun and crack countless jokes about it, but the episode goes on for nearly ''four times'' the normal episode length.
** They played Sonic '06 and ''VideoGame/NaughtyBear'' for this reason too, although in Part 64 of the former's playthrough, Jon [[http://youtu.be/SyTk38rmggU?t=2m45s commented]] that it wasn't so bad, especially after playing the latter.
* BigNo: Jon unleashes an impressive one during [[ThatOneLevel Donkey Kong's Crash Course]].
** Episode 12 of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Emerald]]. Arin finds a whismur! Jon says it's a Plumboom...
--->'''Arin''': ''"Do you remember the episode where Ash caught a [[CallARabbitASmeerp Pumbloom]]?"''\\
'''Jon''': ''"Dude--"''\\
'''Arin''': '''"NO!"'''
** There was also one in part 10 of Donkey Kong Country 2 when Jon gets hit by a Mini-Necky on their last life.
** Arin gives another one after the unfortunate suicide of Bones in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' part 1.
** And Jon does another one as the last line of Star Fox 64 Part 1.
* BigOMG: In the last round of ''You Don't Know Jack'', Jon gives up and decides to eclipse Arin's high score with a staggeringly huge ''negative'' score.
-->''(sees score)''\\
'''Arin''': OH MY '''GAHD'''\\
'''Jon:''' I have to pay them all that money?!\\
'''Arin:''' Dude... You'd better sell your fuckin' house, dude!
** Jon's response after inhaling a lungful of bittering agent. See [[PlayedForLaughs Played For Laughs.]]
** Danny's response when Suzy confirms the existence of the D Club in''Ninjabread Man''.
* BigWhat: Jon is particularly good at these and there are a couple notable ones.
** When Arin and Jon play FamilyFeud for the NES, they are asked to "name something a father would buy for their kids but would use themselves". Arin writes "C D Player". Model Car pops up as the correct answer.[[labelnote:Explanation]]This happens because the game searches for letters making up key words. In this case, it saw the word "car" in '''C''' D Pl'''a'''ye'''r'''.[[/labelnote]] [[FunnyMoments Their reaction is amazing.]]
** Their reaction to ''Jeopardy!'' being convinced that [[CriticalResearchFailure Maleficent is a character from Snow White]]. [[invoked]]
** The Knuckles wall-climbing glitch caught them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGsRmEEx6s#t=463s completely by surprise]], triggering a satisfying round of hysterics.
--->'''Arin:''' ''(loudly stomps out of the room, [[FailedAttemptAtDrama then back in again]])'' NO! I'm fucking done! I'm fucking done!\\
'''Jon:''' I can't--! ''(giggling hysterically)'' I can't get off!\\
'''Arin:''' WHAT IS THIS?! '''''WHAT IS THIS?!!!!???'''''\\
'''Jon''': I'm ''stuck!''\\
'''Arin:''' '''''[[DespairEventHorizon WHAT IS MY LIFE?!!]]'''''
** CPU Wario turning 8-bit, a feature neither Grump was prepared for.
--->'''Arin:''' I ''want'' that. Can I have that?\\
'''Jon:''' Dude!\\
'''Arin:''' ''*[[FamilyMatters Urkel]] snort*'' I love this game now, [[{{Hipster}} it's RETRO! IT'S RETRO!]]
** From the same series, Jon starts to ramble about the nostalgia of playgrounds, but Arin shoots him down by exclaiming that he just went home with the [[DirtyOldMan nice old man]]. (Prompting a DoubleTake from Jon.)
** Another is let out by Jon during their playthrough of Jeopardy when they're asked for the Portuguese name for Taiwan.
* BlackComedy: They actually joked about killing a baby in the first part of their Metal Slug X playthrough
* BlatantLies: In the second ''Dyna Blade'' video, Arin claims never to have said "Wowie Zowie." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxZrSILng78 This is false]].
** From their Youtube page:
--->WebVideo/JonTron and Creator/{{Egoraptor}} play Video Games while generally grumping about. Grump.
* BookDumb:
** Arin fails every ''Jeopardy'' question. He mentioned on several occasions that he did drop out of High School, so this is probably understandable.
--->'''Arin''': "Apparently according to TV Tropes I am not book smart."
*** He cites that a person probably can't remember what they learned in their fourth grade social studies class as an adult and dislikes the argument, in which he raises a valid point. Although, what a person learns in school and can remember learning is based on a variety of mitigating factors, ex: Willingness to learn, quality of education, etc.
*** He thought that a century was a thousand years, and not a hundred, as stated in their Aladdin playthrough.
*** A ''You Don't Know Jack'' question asks which is a U.S. territory. Arin picks, of all things, ''UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}.''
---->'''Jon:''' Barry, [[ShownTheirWork can you draw a chart out]] for us?
** Jon has his blind spots and they may surprise you. He [[ComicalOverreacting comically overreacts]] to the trivia questions in ''You Don't Know Jack'' (#2).
--->'''Jon:''' I don't fuckin' know. I don't fuckin' know! I was a thespian and '''I''' don't fuckin' know! '''Fuck''' Creator/{{Shakespeare}}! I DON'T READ/CAN'T READ YER STUPID ELIZABETHAN BULLSHIT ''([[{{Angrish}} unintelligible]])'' WHY DONCHA TEACH THE KIDS JAPANESE OR SOMETHIN' USEFUL
* BookEnds: Danny starts off the Super Mario Sunshine playthrough with a song:
--> "Super Mario Sunshine / It's getting saucy / We're gonna rock it so hard / Ross is an aussie!"
** Near the end of the finale episode, he sings:
--->"Super Mario Sunshine / It is now over / It was such a good time / Ross is a fucking aussie!"
* BoomerangBigot: "Fat people are everything that's wrong with the world! (I can say that because I'm fat.)"
* BossBanner: In Episode 14 of Pokemon [=FireRed=], Barry puts one over a [[ComMons Geodude]] after Arin's BigOMG. And in Episode 23, over an Abra (three times, the third being a very bland one), and a Kakuna. And again in Episode 26, over the Oddish Currently Known as [[PunnyName Fuck King]]. And yet again at the end of Episode 28, over a Magikarp.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: From their Monopoly playthrough.
-->'''Arin:''' Walking a baby. Holding a baby. Feeding a baby. [[MoodWhiplash Punching a baby]]. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Stepping on a baby. Drowning a baby. Killing a baby.]]
* BrickJoke:
** In the first ''Goof Troop'' episode, Arin claims Jon wouldn't try to save him if he was kidnapped by pirates. In the last episode of Dyna Blade, Arin gets kidnapped by a TAC multiple times, with Jon preferring to just make a second partner for Arin to control.
** In ''Goof Troop'' #4
---> '''Jon, near the start:''' HEY! [[{{Malaproper}} How do ya' like watching Game Grumps episodes for??]] Jon systematically digging holes!\\
'''Jon, near the end:''' Hey guys, I don't know about you, [[SarcasmMode but I really wanna do some systematic digging!]]
** In ''Mega Man 7'' #7, the judgmental frog from Burst Man's stage returns.
** At one point, they reference the slogan "Easy Breezy Beautiful Covergirl", and at another point Arin stops Jon from singing a copyrighted song, [[SarcasmMode lest they get hit with a Cease and Desist order.]] Mega Man 7 Finale 1 ends with Jon quoting "Easy Breezy Beautiful Covergirl", followed by a red Cease And Desist sign appearing on the screen and ending the video.
** At the end of ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' part 1,
---> '''Jon:''' Arin wins one, but he doesn't win much, 'cause he's a piece of shit, and I fucking hate him, and [[VideoGame/MarioParty next time on Game Grumps, bros and pals and bros and pals...]]
** One of the VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry playthroughs starts off with a paused screen of Donkey and an enemy called Manky. Jon calls him a [[ShapedLikeItself Rangotang]]. When they finish the game, they show the credits. Manky's name's crossed through.
** In episode 8 of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' (Which is appropriately titled "[[RageQuit Jon Ragequits]]"), Barry notes in the description "Eh, he'll be back". Episode 9 ("Jon [[PerfectlyCromulentWord Ragestarts]]") was uploaded the very next day, with the description "Told ya he'd be back".
** During [[MarioParty Mario Party 4]] with Jon, Arin lands on a Bowser space, which causes Baby Bowser to float down to the player hanging from a floating turtle shell. Jon points out "Shell can't float, dude." Much later on in the Steam Rolled series of the same game, Arin again steps on a Bowser space, Baby Bowser again comes down, and Ross points out "I don't want to like, burst his bubble, but I don't think turtle shells float like that."
** In the SuperMarioSunshine playthrough, Danny tells Arin how he accidentally bookmarked a foot fetish page about Ross's wife, Holly's feet. This is brought up much much later on Steam Train, where Danny tells Ross about this.
* BritishAccents: Grant Kirkhope
** Grant's accent is so thick that Jon can barely understand what he's saying.
** Whenever Danny and Arin [[BriefAccentImitation try to make fun of Ross]]' (original) Aussie accent they somehow end up doing one of these.
* BuffySpeak: Peppered here and there. A good example is Elise's force field being called "The glowy"
** In a Silver episode: "you can get over there if you [[LimitedSoundEffects great]] that", referring to a Gauge Up box.
* ButtMonkey: Arin is the unluckier player of the two in Versus. He even loses both matches in ''Naruto Shippuden'', a game series he has familiarity with, to Jon.
-->''(does a celebratory [[HappyDance slap clap snap]])'' "BOOM! AH! AH! JON WINS AGAIN YES HE DOES! ♪"\\
"Yeah, okaaay, of ''course''!"\\
"Should I let you win?"\\
''(petulantly)'' ...No--! .....Just '''GETTIN' OLD..!!'''
** Subverted: Arin's been racking up wins with ''You Don't Know Jack'', and Jon seems to gripe about the more "thinky" games, like ''Portal 2''.
** Ross has become the butt monkey for the entire channel, especially from Danny, with the phrase "Goddammit Ross" becoming something of a catchphrase. The intro to Steam Rolled even ends with Danny saying it as Ross' cartoon counterpart starts crying.
* CallBack:
** Arin has made several call backs to Jon's series, and Jon has done likewise to the ''AwesomeSeries''.
*** All of Arin's major works are mentioned (even ''Lemon & Bill'')
** In Pokémon Emerald #5, they bring up Shifty Fish again. Also in Pokémon Emerald, the Nincada STRGG is a reference to one of the Miis on the second-hand Wii.
** In Game Grumps Vs. Jeopardy the game confuses the Literature/SleepingBeauty villain Maleficent with Disney/{{Snow White|and the Seven Dwarfs}}'s evil queen. Later, when the two play Family Feud and Arin types in "C D Player" the game accepts the answer thinking he typed "model car". Jon calls it "some Literature/{{Snow White|and the Seven Dwarfs}} shit right there" and storms out of the room.
** While playing ''Sonic '06'', Jon says [[http://youtu.be/47YPs-qwNQU?t=1m45s "The game's playing itself, Arin"]].
** Arin's name for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=trUmUjsQb1k#t=390s "Skeleton-Snake-Dragon-Head From The Wall"]] is the same name he gave to that enemy's ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' counterpart in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ww_PjqYQi5E#t=164s his Sequelitis video]].
** During Jon's epic fight with Dracula, Arin describes Jon's strategy as "Touch 'em real quick an' go!"
** In Super Mario Bros 2, Arin mentions when he learned to "tongue up" in Yoshi's Island.
** When playing ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' Danny mentions the game is almost as horrible as the HomeAlone game (which was released the day before), and in KendoRage which was released the day after Danny mentions something was nearly "as scary as [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Mr. Wilson]] coming out of nowhere".
** Speaking of KendoRage, they also bring up Sad Hoshi again when an enemy from the game reminds them of him.
** In their ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' playthrough when [[HelloInsertNameHere the game asks for the name]] Arin asks Danny if it's gonna be [[LegendOfZelda Spiarmf]] again.
** During ''A Tale of Two Sons'', Danny brings up the fact since ''Dennis the Menace'', he's had ample opportunities to shout 'GET OUTTA HERE!', but none to say [[VideoGame/AnotherWorld 'Mycaruba']].
** In part 30 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', Arin and Danny ponder if there is a god of the Mario universe, to which Danny quietly replies 'I don't want religion in MY game.' Cue Arin using the mock internet critic voice from MickeyMousecapade; Danny once again loses his shit and asks him to stop.
--->'''Danny:''' I can't go down that road again.
** When Arin rolls up a pachinko machine in Katamari Damacy, Danny reminds him of the Super Mario Sunshine episode with the giant pachinko machine, saying it's one of his favorites to go back and watch.
** In the first episode of Family Feud, Arin puts "raisins" as an answer for one question. Danny then immediately shouts "RAISINS!" which is a reference to their playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''.
*** And then again in the fast money round when asked for something that you put on oatmeal.
** While playing the Wii PunchOut, the grumps made a number of callbacks to the Mike Tyson game (Danny's first series); for example, Don Flamenco saying "SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN!"
* CallForward: Common, unintentional usage due to the anachronic order of the videos.
** At the start of the first ''Dyna Blade'' episode, Jon accidentally knocks over some games and discovers ''Goof Troop''.
** In Pokémon Emerald #9, Arin teases Jon about his use of the word "legitimately". In Mega Man 7 #14, Jon learns that he uses the words "legitimately" and "legit" so often that the fans have made a DrinkingGame out of it.
** Battletoads started off with the duo singing a very mangled version of "Prince Ali". About a week later, their first ''Aladdin'' video went up.
** During ''Amazing Frog?'' Arin' frog has a crown and mimics Bane's voice "The crown is mine Ribbit King." Danny takes it for just a joke. It turns out there is a game called ''VideoGame/RibbitKing'', Arin loves it and he brought it to Game Grumps.
* TheCastShowOff: Arin shows off the [[ManOfAThousandVoices wide variety of voices he has]] and Jon is quite fond of breaking into song. Arin's not a bad singer either for that matter.
** Danny's favourite thing seems to be to break out in song, especially over credits.
* CaptainObvious:
--> '''Arin:''' You have to be inside these villains to punch them, so what dictates when you get hit?\\
'''Jon:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU9CuvdOVfMPvKCiwdGKL3cQ&v=h4RfdCpB4PI&feature=player_detailpage#t=436s Well when you go BARRINGGG! Oh hey, I guess I got hit]].
* CasualKink: Arin attests the best thing about [[DisneyThemeParks Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin]] is at the very beginning, "they're throwing [[WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] in the trunk of a car, she's all tied up, and I'm like, "Hmmmmm, I get behind ''this!''" (''Sonic'' #60)
* CatchPhrase:
** "X Grumps!" (X being anything but "game")
** "You're an X." "...at least I'm just one."
** Jon has a tendency to say 'KTLA 5' (The name of the Local News) either right before or right after he sneezes.
** Arin will often say a sarcastic "[[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs Like, Comment, and Subscribe!]]"
*** So does Danny, to the point that it'll pop up at least OnceAnEpisode.
** After casual conversation with Arin, Jon will often say "Game Grumps, everyone. Where we talk about [x]"
** Arin likes to say 'Shut your goddamn mouth' or some variant.
** Arin likes to say "Holy Jesus" or some variant thereof, sometimes adding "... as if there was any other one" or "the one I don't believe in".
** Arin likes to say "Gosh darn it!", see GoshDarnItToHeck below.
** Jon's "Adjective-ass-Noun" (Leading to phrases such as "Dingle-ass-dangle")
--->"Wario! Fuckin' yellow-ass...purple-ass [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!"
*** And, increasingly, "X-ass-X."
---->"Look at this watery-ass-[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment water!]]"
*** Arin has said "Dang-ass" increasingly often.
** "[[SincerityMode Real talk]]"
*** "Dude, can I just say-"
** Jon yelling "NEXT TIME ON GAME GRUMPS!" at the end of the video without following with anything.
** Jon's '''''ECCH ECCH''''', much to the dismay of some fans.
** Jon, when imitating someone, tends to say "I don't fucking know" often.
** Jon (and sometimes Arin) tends to shout out "MODE 7" whenever it appears in a game they're playing.
** Dan saying 'nailed it!', often sarcastically after a humiliating failure.
** Dan initially said 'totally!' very enthusiastically whenever he agreed with Arin, though he toned it down after a few episodes.
** Arin has recently taken to saying "NICE. NICE. NICE. NICE."
** Dan has recently taken a liking to the phrase "We're playing the [[Series/FamilyFeud Feud!]]", particularly for game show video games.
** [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine's]] "DO IT," as of the Mario Party 8 Finale.
** Since the Dennis The Menace episode, ''"GET '''OUTTA''' HERE!"''
* CatharsisFactor: [[invoked]] The Grumps experience this in Sonic 06 with the Rival boss fights. When playing as Sonic and Shadow, they have an incredibly difficult time and spend multiple episodes on it due to how overpowered Silver is. When playing as Silver, they get to BE the incredibly overpowered character and just beat up Sonic, driving Arin temporarily insane with glee.
** Also, in part 104 of their [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]] playthrough, they get to play as Sonic for a while after countless hours of playing as Silver. They are baffled at how fast Sonic runs compared to Silver. This subsequently [[http://youtu.be/Wfcaus070N8?t=4m14s causes Jon to break out in song, with Arin following suit.]]
* CelebrityStar: Grant Kirkhope certainly counts.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Game Grumps first started, Arin was more upbeat and happy about the games while Jon was a lot more grumpy for various reasons. Towards the end of the Jon era, the titles of Grump and Not-So-Grump are more apt, with Jon treating Arin's genuine enjoyment and glee at a game as a rare occurrence. This continues into the Danny era, though the rapport between him and Arin is less grating and more chilled than it was between Arin and Jon.
* CheckPointStarvation: The main reason Arin ragequit ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.
** They quit [=DKC2=] for the same reason. People noted that they could've just used Funky's Flights to go out of the level and find another save point, but apparently they were ignorant of this ability.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: A literal example at the end of third episode of ''Table Flip''. The gun is meant to settle ties. Whoever grabs it first and shoots wins.]]
* ClicheStorm: [[invoked]] [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when talking about lazily-executed [[BigBoosHaunt Big Boo's Haunts]], with Jon using the term "tropey as fuck".
* CloudCuckoolander: Both of them, all the time.
** Also, Danny's take on Dopey from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' in the Disney Princess playthrough.
* ColdOpen:
** Naughty Bear #2, which shows a quick clip of Arin finally figuring out the objective they spent all of last episode unable to do, which had infuriated the fanbase quite a bit.
** Crayon Shin-Chan, showing a weird sequence that occurred before the Grumps did their introduction.
** Mister Mosquito, with the very first video starting off with Jon and Arin's reaction to the game's bizarre start screen narration.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Arin discovers that he and Jon had Rule 34 drawn of them, his first reaction is to say 'Hey! We play on a CRT!'.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: [[invoked]]
** During Silver's Radical Train, Arin and Jon have a long conversation about VideoGame/BioshockInfinite that lasts about two episodes, with Arin being critical of it despite having barely played it. Two weeks later, once Arin had actually finished it, he tweeted that he liked it.
** As they play Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Jon complains about the game, saying it has no point to be a Mario game since there's nothing Mario about it. Most of the game DOES feature Mario aesthetics, but Lakitu Valley stays simple so it isn't distracting when you try to learn how to play.
* ConspiracyTheorist:
** Parodied in Pokemon FireRed episode 45.
---> '''Arin:''' Good, 'cause I don't want to support the fucking Pharmaceutical Association of America, they manufacture sicknesses with chemtrails!
* CouchGag: During the last week of October 2013, when the "Ghoul Grumps" special intro was used, the intro for each episode would have a different "[[SubliminalSeduction satanic message]]".
** When they started adding a Subscribe button and end slate to the episodes, they initially pointed it out and made jokes about it, but now it just appears without comment... and occasionally as a word other than "Subscribe." The Disney Princess episode that ended as they started the Little Mermaid level had a "Submarine" button.
* CountryMatters: Jon accidentally lets it slip in the first episode. And he says it again and points out how it makes people mad in the Snowboard Kids 2 Game Grumps VS.
** In episode 2 of Joe & Mac, Jon wonders why it makes people mad, as he views it as just another word for a certain body part.
** In part 25 of Shadow of the Colossus, Arin instantly greets the viewers with "Hey, cunts!" They then make fun of how saying the word gives the situation much more gravity. And in a previous episode, Danny explains how one of his Israeli relatives would always call his girlfriend a cunt. To him, however, it was a word of affection.
** In part one of Super Mario Bros, Danny comes to the shocking revelation that "Duck Hunt" rhymes with "Fuck Cunt."
* CoversAlwaysLie: Jon complains about this in response to Drakkhen, as cover shows an angry, badass dragon, while the entire actual game is just...[[RealIsBrown brown]].
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Barry, upon getting a request to add some [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter and Voldemort]] pictures to the ''Godzilla'' versus, shows pictures of [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker and a baby dressed up as Darth Vader.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Danny picking Big Zam in every match in ''Gundam: Battle Assault 2'' lets him dominate Arin whenever he's playing a non-boss character...until he manages to get behind him and completely destroy him while Danny tries to figure out how to back-attack.
* CurbStompBattle: Jon is utterly dominated in every ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' video, often by a wide margin, and usually because Arin racks up all the points in the [[GoldenSnitch Jack Attack segment.]]
** He dominates Danny as well when they play the PS1 version, winning by a $18,000 margin (while Danny is in the ''negatives''.)
** In return, Jon dominates Arin in the VideoGame/MarioParty 2 rematch, getting 4 stars (while nobody else had one) and then winning every bonus star but the Minigame Star (which went to CPU Luigi instead.)
** In Gundam: Battle Assault 2, Danny keeps picking [[MightyGlacier Big]]-[[CrutchCharacter Zam]], while Egoraptor manages to beat him with another larger (boss level) Gundam, he's beaten down in the regular players. ... Until ''he'' [[MirrorMatch picks Big-Zam as well]], and totally annihilates Danny.
---> '''Danny''': [While on the receiving end of a laser] "I COULD DO THAT THE WHOLE TIME!?"
** Timbo, the AI player in the Wheel of Fortune episode, absolutely ''wrecks'' Danny and Arin at the same time.
** Danny's first fight with Mr. Sandman in PunchOut. He is only able to get in a few punches and is almost immediately TKO'd in the first round.
* CutenessProximity: Jon will openly d'aww at anything in a game he finds adorable.
* CutHimselfShaving: During Danny's Mr. Wilson rant in the Dennis the Menace episode.
--> '''Danny''': [As Mr. Wilson] "Mrs. The Menace? Dennis came over to my house and fell down the stairs again! AGAIN! He's so clumsy!"
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Arin forgot that ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' requires you to use a net to put a fairy in a bottle because ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' cut out the middle man and just let you use the bottle to catch fairies.
** Jon keeps getting confused that he's playing as Dry Bones instead of Wario in ''VideoGame/MarioParty 8'', since he played as Wario in the previous Mario Party playthroughs.
** Jon regularly dies in the beginning of his ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' playthrough by trying to jump onto stairs instead of walking up them because he's used to later games where you can do that.
* DeadpanSnarker: Grant Kirkhope in the first ''Guest Grumps''.
* DeepImmersionGaming: Arin's Game Grumps Animated shorts use this to represent the game. The fan animations followed suit.
* DemonicPossession: A video promoting TheMerch has Jon get possessed by... something halfway through. It's surprisingly creepy until this exchange occurs:
--> '''Demonic!Jon:''' '''''[[VoiceOfTheLegion THESE SHIRTS ARE GONNA CHANGE SOME LIVES, ARIN!]]'''''\\
'''Arin:''' Even ''demons'' know! ''Even demons know!''
* {{Determinator}}: While Arin was up for quitting Sonic 06, Jon was legitimately determined in doing a full playthrough, despite it being the most technically broken game the two of them had played.
* DiscreditedMeme: [[invoked]]Arin said in part 14 of Sonic '06 that he hates the "It's a thing in a thing: Thing-ception!" meme associated with ''Film/{{Inception}}''.
* DontAskJustRun: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories #7.
--> '''Danny''': Aah! It might be time to turn around and run. Leave the cabin, take the path to the right and [[OhCrap oh, okay, okay!]] Time to go! Time to go!
* DontExplainTheJoke: Averted. Several jokes are explained and the misconceptions are hilarious.
* TheDitz: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]], where Jon and Arin talk about how a commenter accused Jon of taking too long to formulate his thoughts. While he might seem this way next to Arin (BookDumb but otherwise intelligent), Jon isn't really stupid. Arin even says Jon's better at forming concise thoughts than he is.
* DoubleTake: Jon takes a second to realize he just scrolled past Optimus Prime in the character select for Dream Mix TV World Fighters.
-->'''Jon''': Fucking ''OPTIMUS FUCKING PRIME''?!
* DrivenToSuicide: Arin is [[spoiler:after playing Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and again after Play with the Teletubbies.]]
* DrunkOnMilk: Jon wonders why Japanese games do this, just as in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''.
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse. Jon's reaction to a rape joke Arin makes during Sonic '06. See ArsonMurderAndJaywalking above.
** Whenever Jon mentions children (ex: the cute little boy from Sonic '06, running into an eight year old fan at Disneyland), Arin always makes it awkward by referring to child molestation, usually by saying: 'Do you want me to whip it out?' or 'Did you touch him'.
** In the first ''Pocky & Rocky'' episode:
--->'''Jon''': "Pocky & Rocky"? They should have just called it "''Jap and Coon''"!\\
'''Arin''': Oh cool! [trying to talk about the game] So is this-? Is this alright? Is... \\
(both chuckle nervously)\\
'''Arin''': So anyway!\\
'''Jon''': MOVING ON!
* DullSurprise: In the VideoGame/MegaManClassic episodes, Arin reads all of Dr. Light's lines in an emotionless deadpan, as a result of Light's expression never changing, regardless of how dire the situation is. Mega Man and Bass get in on it later.
** Danny pulls the dull surprise in an episode of Super Mario Bros 3, when Arin accuses him of smearing poop on the wall of the grump room.
--->'''Arin''': You're fucking fired if you don't man up to the shit on the wall!\\
'''Danny''': This is unbelievable. This is an outrage.
* EasyAmnesia: Arin offers to blow Escape From The City out of Jon's head (as it's stuck there), but he somehow blows out his entire memory. He then tries to name Jon "Franklin".
* TheEeyore: In Episode 17 of VideoGame/BanjoKazooie, they think that Mumbo Jumbo is a depressed Barbiturate abuser that only stays alive because Banjo visits him for the Transformations. They also think that Banjo and Kazooie want to get out ASAP because he's so depressing.
** Sad Hoshi from episode 5 of ''Journey To Sillius'', who's depressed because he screwed up at work (Or it screwed up by itself and he was blamed for it), and the only thing that makes him happy is under age pornography.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[invoked]] Jon and Arin instantly like [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Blaze]] when she first shows up, and when they finally get to play her, Jon expresses surprise that he's actually having ''fun'' playing Sonic '06.
* EpicFail: In Sonic 06, right after the Egg Genesis fight, you're placed in front of a lake with a portal in the middle and a hint ring to remind you how you can use Elise's aura to reach it. The Grumps somehow avoid the hint ring, walk around the entire lake, avoid the hint ring again, go away from the lake, explore the then-irrelevant hub stage, and ''complain that the game design is unclear''. When Arin looks up a walkthrough and realize what they did, he starts openly berating himself.
** In ''Pokemon Emerald'', Arin gets beaten by a '''paralyzed''' ''[[ComMons Taillow]]''. Jon even lampshades how ridiculous it is.
--->''How'd you get killed by a motherfucking paralyzed Taillow?! It's ''paralyzed'' and it's a fucking ''SPARROW''!''
** And of course, the classic moment in ''Mega Man 7'' where Arin [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6V05lHuFJw#t=422 jumps right over Rush and into a spike pit.]]
** The first 3/4 of their ''Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball'' video is just the two trying to figure out how to play the game while scoring no points (and at the start of the second half, constantly getting Back Court penalties after failing to realize that their baskets switched places.)
** The Jack Attack of their second VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack episode has Jon mashing buttons, eventually getting a score of -$513,082.
---> ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption If I can't be the best, I sure as Hell can be the]]'' '''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption WOOOOOOOOOOORST!]]'''
** In one of the platforming levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' Arin gets a game over after dying three times in less than a minute. He never even makes it to the second platform.
** In the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, Danny gets TKO'd in the first round by Mr. Sandman, with over a minute to spare.
** Arin continually dies trying to beat the Aztec Wizrobe in episode 55 of their Wind Waker play-through due to several factors, including: A. trying to fight its endless summons instead the boss itself, B. mistaking the side quest firefly in their only bottle for an emergency fairy and C. forgetting to ''take the sword out first in order to use it.''
** In the first match of ''WWF Wrestle Mania Challenge'', Danny starts off by accidentally jumping out of the ring and failing to figure out how to get back in, ending the match with absolutely no wrestling done.
* EroticEating: DiscussedTrope, during one point in their Sonic '06 playthrough. Arin notes that women ''never'' eat a banana suggestively, they just munch it.
* EstablishingSeriesMoment: From their own mouths, Danny's was Mayor Luigi.
* EvilLaugh: Arin goes full on DrunkOnTheDarkSide in ''Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations'' when he transformed into the fox demon. He has one as well when he's fighting Sonic as Silver in the [[POVSequel POV campaign]] in Sonic '06 seeing as Silver was ThatOneBoss.
--> '''Arin''': [[MostAnnoyingSound IT'S NO USE, IT'S NO USE]] AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA!
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Kirby Super Star'' Part 17: [[ReadTheFreakingManual Jon and Arin Push X]]
** ''Super Mario Sunshine'' Part 33: Yoshi Stands on a Boat.
* ExcitedEpisodeTitle: Part 65 of Sonic '06, which is titled "Follow That Mephiles!"
* EyeScream:
-->'''Arin''':''[In response to not catching Sableye despite Jon's protests]'' It's a Sableye. ''[In response to Soon?'s attempted evolution]'' [[SarcasmMode Oh great.]] \\
'''Jon''': Dude I'm gonna disable your eye.
* FailedASpotCheck: Both Arin and Jon start to get fed up with the lack of Copy Ability in Milky Way Wishes, openly bashing the developers for coming up with something so stupid... and then they accidentally discover that [[OhCrap they can access all other abilities whenever they want.]]
** In their playthrough of Goof Troop, Jon and Arin continually messed up puzzles with somewhat easy solutions or would waste time and lives trying to kill mooks with a block by luring them in front of the block in open space with the bell, when the block can be used to block a hallway to lure them all in front of it much easier.
** In Sonic 06, when they play as Silver for the first time, they walk right past the hint icon that tells them how to use his powers. ''Three times.'' While complaining that the game isn't telling them how to use it.
** They both spend four videos playing [[HouseOfTheDead Typing of the Dead]] not knowing you can cancel out of attacking a target by pressing Esc (which has gotten them hit or killed many, many, ''many'' times.) When they finally leave the title screen alone long enough that it starts playing the tutorial and explaining how to do just that, they're too busy paying attention to Jon's phone to notice.
** In the playthrough of ''PokemonFireRed'', Danny at one point asks if they're fighting the last of their rival's pokemon, a full six minutes after Arin had defeated him. In a later episode Danny admits that Barry had shown him everything that had happened in that time, to his embarrassment.
* FakeDifficulty:
** Arin complains about [[VideoGame/{{Mega Man 7}} Freeze Man]] being unfairly difficult due to his refusal to telegraph attacks.
** Jon complains about [[VideoGame/MarioParty Hop Or Pop]] being unfair against the Spike Ball, as the Bounce Balls have flagrantly superior maneuverability.
* FanCommunityNickname: [[invoked]]Jon appeals to the "Grumplings" in Episode 2 of ''Super Mario Land 2''.
** Arin attempts to come up with one in Sonic 06 #43. He comes up with Lovelies, Jon comes up with Cumfaggots. Lovelies is the generally accepted one, and has been a recurring gag since. Danny has also referred to the fandom as Lovelies during his stint on the show.
** 'Cumfaggot' has occasionally been used as an insult for angry or irate fans.
* FantasticRacism: The Spinakers are a joke about this. They're a particular race with a number of strange and sometimes contradictory characteristics related only by the fact that they all annoy Arin and Danny.
* FastForwardGag: Employed in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' episodes (along with an appropriately sped up version of City Escape) to quickly move through spots they've already been in or have consistently blundered through.
** Happened in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' playthrough, sped up along with the DK Rap.
** Employed liberally in ''VideoGame/WildGuns'', especially in the finale and at least once to music from ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''.
** Applied in Crayon ShinChan where they ''supposedly'' learn Japanese.
*** [[LongList Basically, they use it whenever they get stuck, or have to repeat a scene or level often, and it's usually accompanied by a tune]].
** Fast forwards during the Danny era are usually accompanied by an improvised singalong, courtesy of Danny.
* FatAndSkinny:
** Jon is the fat to Arin's skinny. {{Lampshaded}} in their ''Blues Brothers'' and ''Portal 2'' playthroughs.
--->'''Arin''': So do you want to be the tall skinny one, or the short fat one?\\
'''Jon''': ...I think this has been decided for me.
** Referenced in their ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' co-op playthrough: Jon plays as Atlas, Arin plays as P-Body.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Their only complaint to having {{Rule34}} drawn of them? It portrayed them using a flat-screen TV when they use a CRT. [[note]]Arin also explained that as an animator, you generally want to use the most well-known image when it comes to technology in a cartoon, meaning using bunny-eared boxy TV's and rotary telephones. Even if these aren't the norm anymore, they are more identifiable than anything else.[[/note]]
* FiveManBand: With the expansion of the cast in Steam Rolled, the Grump team follows this pretty closely, though they usually don't appear all together.
** TheLeader: Arin, acting as the levelheaded Type II and the headstrong Type III at different times.
** TheLancer: Danny, being the outgoing and cheerful contrast to Arin.
** TheSmartGuy: Barry, the Grumps' one-man editing team.
** TheBigGuy: Ross, being boisterous and not so bright. Ironic since Ross is possibly the smallest person on the show.
** TheChick: Suzy, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only girl]] and the most rational of the bunch.
* {{Flanderization}}: Jon took his [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]] UpToEleven, constantly invoking it.
** Jon's "X-ass-Y" seems to be intentionally flanderized, as Arin has picked up on saying it due to Jon suddenly using it so frequently.
* ForcedMeme: Jon hopes "Seven Asses" becomes one, so he repeats it through most of the video. [[TropesAreNotBad It's still humorous.]]
** During ''Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons'', Danny laments that he's had plenty of chances to use 'GET OUTTA HERE!', but none to say 'Mycaruba.'
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the ''Rugrats in Paris'' playthrough, Jon asks if they can "stop this, before one of [them] dies." [[spoiler:It ends with Arin (faking) attempting suicide.]]
** Arin and Danny dropped some stealthy Starbomb references before the band was officially announced. For example, in part 10 of ''Super Mario Bros 3.'', when Arin gets the tanooki suit, Danny busts out the line 'MUST I BE A RACOON TO GET INSIDE YOUR TANOOKI?' from Luigi's Ballard, and even overtly states that it's forshadowing something.
* ForgotICouldFly: Literally, at the start of the final battle in Super Mario Sunshine.
--> '''Arin''': I have to jump really really high, so I guess I have to double jump on these-\\
'''Dan'''': Try the rocket nozzle?\\
'''Arin''': Oh, right, I forgot I had this ability! [[note]]Especially striking (and typical of him) since he made extensive use of the rocket nozzle to get to the final battle in the first place.[[/note]]
* FormerlyFat: The beginning of the show had them talk about drinking soda and eating candy bars a lot. Over the course of the year since it started, they've talked about health food (though they eat out a lot), and both go to the gym often. Jon in particular has lost weight, while Arin gained some before losing it too.
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Well, eight lines would be more accurate. They play through multiple games at once, but only upload two episodes per day at most (the channel uploads at least three now, one being {{WebAnimation/SteamTrain}}'s stuff), and typically focus on a select pool of games per week, cycling through their options as they go. This leads to some games being neglected for a while without being officially abandoned, only to make a resurgence later on.
* FreeStateAmsterdam: When Arin asks: "Isn't there a place outside of Vegas where prostitution is legal?" Danny IMMEDIATELY goes for this.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In Katamari episode 16, Danny asks Barry to add Arin's lactose intolerant story to the "Check list of All time Game Grumps stories" (Thought was lactose intolerant - wasn't". After he's done checking it, and the next one ("Hey Dan, did you see that an airplane landed at the airport today, I did.") the list goes up and includes several other mundane events, too quick to see in a first glance.
--> "That one time I was wearing mismatched socks and no one noticed."\\
"I was singing in the shower and my neighbour was giving me this weird look."\\
"Didn't know if it was Kevin Bacon in the movie. It was."\\
"Went to Starbucks. Realized I didn't want any coffee. Left."\\
"Made a ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' reference. No one got it. Later realized it was a ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' reference. Still no one got it."
* FreudianSlip: "WELCOME BACK TO SONIC O'DICKS!" (#56)
** In ''Mega Man 7: Part 8''
--->'''Jon:''' I don't think "asobu" is the verb for, like, "play video games". That's, like, "to play with a kid"... wait, like "play as a kid".
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that depending on the sentence structure, it's very easy to accidentally use the word "asobu" to mean that kind of "play with a kid".
* FridgeBrilliance: [[invoked]] Both of the Grumps have this on camera at one point, due to them knowing the character names as a child, but never making the connections until it was brought up in adulthood.
** Jon didn't realize that [[{{Rugrats}} Dil Pickles]] was named after dill pickles until he was discussed in Rugrats in Paris.
** Arin didn't realize that [[SonicAdventure Chao]] derive their name from chaos until Jon mispronounced the word.
** When they fight Silver in ''Sonic '06'', it's a frustrating experience because of his telekinetic ability ("It's no use!"). When they ''play'' as Silver, that same ability becomes cathartic against an utterly helpless Sonic, and Jon declares Sonic Team "geniuses" because of this. All Arin can do is mockingly scream '''''[[NoIndoorVoice "IT'S NO USE!"]]''''' over and over again as he defeats Sonic.
** On average, ''Wind Waker'' had some longer episodes compared to those in other series, with a 44-minute finale eventually showing up as Part 73. Most likely, this is because of a moment in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr0bJKLVnlY&t=8m50s Part 10]] of ''Katamari Damacy'' when Arin brings up a certain awkward story that he'd allegedly tell in Part 78 of ''Wind Waker''.
* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]]
** They wonder how {{VideoGame/Kirby}}'s partners can fly.
** They wonder how Torchic, a small bird Pokemon, can both growl and scratch.
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* GagCensor: Elephants tend to censor the word that would violate the NWordPrivileges.
** A stampede of elephants censored Arin's rape joke in the Joe and Mac playthrough.
** Because of the game's adult scenes, Barry initially covers any suggestive material in LeisureSuitLarry with black dots before then replacing them with pictures of the Grump's faces.
* {{Gasshole}}: Burping for Arin, Danny, and Ross, farting for Jon.
* GenderBlenderName: When it comes to naming Pokemon they typically don't take the Pokemon's gender into account, such as naming a female Lotad after George Lopez. They also intended to name a female Poochyena "Bakuhaku♂♂", but Arin got the gender symbols mixed up.
** The female love interest of {{Chulip}} is named [[{{Goosebumps}} RL STINE]].
** Fuck King was the name of a female Oddish that the Grumps caught in Pokemon Fire Red.
* GenderFlip: Discussed in their ''Bayonetta'' playthrough. Jon and Arin talk about what a ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' game would be like if Link were a girl saving Zelda the prince rather than princess, or if Zelda and Link were simply to switch places for a change, with Link getting kidnapped and Zelda saving the day. Jon and Arin also express interest in playing a game in which a girl goes on a journey to rescue a prince or a male LivingMacGuffin. Also, [[http://lexial-xiii.deviantart.com/art/Rule-63-Game-Grumps-330393900 Rule 63]] [[http://lexial-xiii.deviantart.com/art/GameGrumps-Pokemon-Girls-330398986 Game Grumps art]] [[http://lexial-xiii.deviantart.com/art/GGG-Slept-Together-338638503 is]] [[http://lexial-xiii.deviantart.com/art/GGG-I-want-Wingull-330401627 a]] [[http://lexial-xiii.deviantart.com/art/GGG-It-s-a-Pumbloom-335693008 thing.]]
* GeniusDitz: As opposed to Arin, who is more BookDumb, Jon actually has a surprisingly broad education, and is well versed in Disney lore and musical theatre amongst other things. However, virtually any time he tries to talk about something other than those particular topics he gets bogged down in [[{{Malaproper}} malapropisms]] and misconceptions.
* GenreSavvy: Jon becomes increasingly familiar with what pisses the fans off (see ReadTheFreakingManual) and will openly apologize once he realizes that it happened.
* GenreShift: While the show is always comedic to some extent, the type of humor often changes depending on what game they're playing, and some games are even the subject of serious discussions between the two about game design.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Barry gets at least one "Barry do X or you're fired!" Or "Barry you're fired." per mention on average.
* TheGhost: Subverted. They will often make references to people in their lives (such as Barry or Suzy) and will attempt to invoke this, but they've managed to appear in the show at least once, with Arin's cats and Jon's mom each getting a good chunk of screentime. Barry and Suzy both appear in-person in a T-shirt ad without dialogue, but they each manage to get a very brief vocal appearance at least once. Now that Barry and Suzy are regulars on Steam Rolled, they have mostly shed this (although their appearances in actual Game Grumps episodes are still minimal).
* GilliganCut: After dying during the final boss fight in ''Goof Troop''
-->'''Jon:''' ''Nooooo'', I don't wanna! I'm not doing his again!\\
[[LampshadeHanging And so here is a montage of them doing it again]]
* GlobalIgnorance: Jon is so stupid that he firmly believes ''Everything south of the United States is South America'' and that ''Canada is "North America Junior"''.
-->'''Jon:''' Mexico is practically South America!
* GodwinsLaw: At one point in their first ''VideoGame/MarioParty 4'' episode, Arin calls Luigi Hitler, because he rolled a [[IncrediblyLamePun nein]] ([[DontExplainTheJoke Read: nine]]).
** Jon ends their 15th episode of ''Kirby Super Star'' by screaming intelligible gibberish and "HEIL HITLER!". He also claimed Hitler had a 'sweet stache'.
** Arin [[ImpliedTrope SEEMS]] to be doing this when he sees the dog in Snowboard Kids 2, who resembles an eager nazi salute, but Jon derails it with something completely different.
** In Nickelodeon GUTS, Jon named his character Himmler. For those of you who don't know, Heinrich Himmler was the Reichsfuhrer of the SS.
* GoldenSnitch: In the first VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack video, they complain that the Jack Attack sequence doles out so many points that it can easily render the rest of the game pointless (and indeed, it's often where Jon ends up losing the game.)
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Apparently Jon's declaration of love for Arin during the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' finale was so mind shattering that their recording software actually malfunctioned.
* GoddamnBats: In-universe, Arin finds Boos to be this in ''Super Mario Sunshine'' until he realizes that he could jump on them.
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Gosh darn it!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo8pEbYlBC0&t=6m9s The Goshdangodon.]]
* GratuitousJapanese:
** Jon breaks out into [[{{Manga/AzumangaDaioh}} Chiyo's cooking song]] at one point during their ''Kirby'' series.
** Then in a CallBack to that later, they name a Poochyena "Bakuhaku♀♀"
** In another CallBack, Arin sings it in ''Goof Troop'' Episode 10.
** They flaunt their limited knowledge of Japanese characters whenever they can while playing Shenmue.
** While playing Strider 2, Jon reveals that he is able to read both Hiragana and Katakana. Supposedly Arin can, too.
* GutturalGrowler: Their chain smoker interpretation of [[AnimalCrossing Maelle]].
--> "'''WUAAAGHTERIN' CAN'''"
** [[DennisTheMenaceUS Mr. Wilson]].
* HeadBob: While playing ''KirbySuperStar'', Jon and Arin have employed the technique of repeatedly ducking to make Kirby and his partner look like they're talking.
* HelloInsertNameHere: [[ALinkToThePast Groomp]], [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Fuck, I]], [[VideoGame/SecretOfMana OOOOOO]], [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Yump»]]♢, and R3a7t47.
** The [[FamilyFeud Bigdix]] family.
** [[VideoGame/AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom Guff.]]
** Himmler vs. Buttox.
** [[VideoGame/AmazingIsland ĆDŇßë]].
** [[VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack Buttbuttyawn, buttsgalore, and weeweesee / UmJamLam and forevercluck]]
** [[VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale Egofaptor]] (which is also Arin's Website/{{Tumblr}} domain name)
** [[VideoGame/{{Chulip}} Q]][[LuckyCharmsTitle ☆]][[VideoGame/{{Chulip}} T]]
** [[VideoGame/SecretOfMana DABUTT, VAGOO, and BAPS.]]
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Let the quest of SPIARMF begin!]]
** For ''{{Worms}}: Armegeddon'', the gang name their Worms on [[ThemeNaming themes]]. (Ross' are all Australian things, Danny's are [[OddNameOut Nabble, Nobble, Nubble, Noble, Nerble, and Fucktard 5000]])
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Buttlet.]]
** Mill F. and Tumpynutsメ for Go Vacation.
** Nixon and Dixon
* HeroicSecondWind: Danny pulls one off in the fight against Mr. Sandman in [[VideoGame/PunchOut Punch-Out!! Wii]], [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome right before knocking him out and winning the title]].]]
** Before that, Danny took out Great Tiger with the same technique [[AchievementsInIgnorance without even knowing how to do it.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jon and Arin of course. In fact, speculation that Jon's friendship with Arin has led him to neglect and alienate all his former Normal Boots pals, bar Continue of course (unfounded speculation by the way, Jon is still friends with PBG at least) suggest that this is in a kind-of reverse BrosBeforeHoes kind of way (Arin would be the woman).
** Jon and NormalBoots got back together in the end, though.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Barry in the early videos, but his popularity pushed him onto a regular spot on Steam Rolled, and he eventually got his own live-action tabletop games show with Suzy on Polaris.
* HiddenDepths: Arin is surprisingly both a SupremeChef ([[InformedAbility according to Jon]]) and a decent beatboxer.
** Jon sings a lot, but you wouldn't know it tied in to his training in musical theatre.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jon insists when playing the first Donkey Kong Country that he isn't going to go after secrets for a few reasons. The playthrough of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry DKC 2]] ends with a shitload of tension because Jon neglected to hunt for lives, forcing them to scrape for 1-Ups at the last minute.
* HollywoodPsychology: Jon thoroughly criticizes the "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over" stereotype during the ''Donkey Kong Country'' playthrough, jokingly stating that "the definition of insanity is when you're flinging your shit at the wall," and that pegging the definition of insanity as belonging to any one specific behavior "is as anecdotal as it gets."
* HourglassPlot: In Kirby Part 18, Arin takes on Jon's "oh it's a [GIBBERISH NAME]" shtick from Pokemon. Later, Jon calls Arin a clod.
* HoYay: [[invoked]] They mention the phrase "Is [x] in Egoraptor?" comes off sounding like this.
** Part 2 of Banjo Kazooie ends with "Next time on Game Grumps, Jon and I go on a date."
** "[[AttackOfTheCLones This game is like sand! It's coarse, and rough! Not like YOU, AIR-IN!]]" (''Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games'')
** Apparently, there's pornographic fan art of the Game Grumps on the internet. Jon and Arin are aware of this, finding it absolutely hilarious.
** There are multiple instances where they joke about making out offscreen or making kissing noises and sex sounds. A running gag of ''Game Grumps Versus'' is the 'winner' receiving a blowjob.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6cpMjqBc_s Jon:]] "Arin, don't leave. Arin don't [door slams, Jon laughs] ''ARRRINNN!'' I love you!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-WH4a_WWA Jon:]] "At least I'm comfortable with the fact that I like a man's penis, rock hard! I can't help it if I like the chest-bear of a man, muscular and strong! I want him. Where is he?"
** In TheMerch video, they suggest buying a shirt for 'that special someone.' Cue a picture of Arin holding Jon lovingly, each in their respective shirts.
** From a ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' episode, "WE HAD SEX!"
** Arin's tale of The D Club in the ''NinjabreadMan'' episode.
*** Later subverted by Arin, insisting that it's a way of desensitizing oneself to the awkwardness of not trying to see another man's wiener -- also stating that it isn't gay until someone is actually turned on by it.
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37IYpCjyOkU A Piece of Bass]] has a number of them.
** Near the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QCnZkTwv98&t=7m12s Kirby's Epic Yarn Part 24]], Arin launches into one for the rest of the video, then into the next video [[note]]Between episodes, Arin found a website collecting a list of terrible jokes[[/note]]. Danny [[LamePunReaction groans over this several times]], likening it to 'Crazy Uncle' humor.
--->'''Danny''': These barely even register as jokes.
* HypocriticalHumor: Arin makes a big deal over how he finds subtitled audio to be annoying (he considers it sensory overload), so when Resident Evil doesn't have any subtitles, Arin points out that now they can just listen what's being said. Jon points out that nothing can be heard due to the audio being so silent when they record. Viewers also pointed out that their setup made Arin unable to actually register the plot.
** In the Super Mario Bros 3. Finale he and Danny slag off video walkthroughs where the players comment on their own life, or describe things in too much detail, saying those videos should just be the gameplay. It's capped off by this sentence:
---> '''Arin''': So, Danny, how's your day been!?
* IAmGreatSong: Arin's Ode to My Penis. (''Sonic'' #47)
* IAmNotShazam: [[invoked]]During Nintendo Land: Metroid Blast
-->'''Arin:''' I'm in a space ship and Jon is on land as a Metroid.\\
'''Jon Tron:''' As a Metroid!? [[SarcasmMode I am in fact a Metroid.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: ''Sonic'' #100 has Arin a particularly bad one
-->'''Jon:''' Honestly This game would be 50% percent better without these loading screens. Bearable at the very least.\\
'''Arin:''' No-\\
'''Jon:''' I would think at least-\\
'''Arin''' I don't think any bears would play this\\
* Jon walks away and grunts unhappily*
** In ''Secret of Mana'' #2 he delivers a similarly [[SoBadItsGood good]] one:
--->'''Jon:''' She has lettuce hair.\\
'''Arin:''' Lettuce look at it.
** Pokemon Fire Red Part 26 has Arin giving another lame pun:
--->'''Arin:''' If you were anti-pencil, would you be... ''erasist''?
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: In the first episode of "Mario Party 2 Reverence", Arin asks Jon if he needs to go iron the cat.
* IRejectYourReality: The tagline for the premature "finale" to [=DKC2=]. ''"Yay! Um... we beat it!"''
* IWarnedYou: In ''Sonic'' #55, Jon attacks Arin for losing a life and undoing all of his hard work clearing out the enemies. Arin in turn suggests Jon is slow for assuming [[TheAllSolvingHammer the solution is always to kill everything]], and Jon just farts in his direction.
* ImplausibleDeniability: During the finale of ''Mega Man 7'', Arin found himself in a few occasions where Mega Man's situation was not as good as he thought it was.
-->'''Jon''': We have two fucking lives!\\
'''Arin''': That's the best, uh, position to be in!\\
'''Jon''': What are you- what's wrong with you!?\\
'''Arin''': If you have three lives that's too much!
* InformedAbility: Arin's a good cook, according to Jon.
** They both learn [[FastForwardGag Japanese during a TimeSkip]].
* InformedFlaw: When you name your character "Fuck, I", it sounds like everyone does a DoubleTake and stammers when they see your face, either because you're [[InformedAttractiveness ungodly beautiful]] or, [[RuleOfFunny more comedically]], [[InformedDeformity ungodly ugly]]. Your character still looks like a normal kid.
** Jon often says that he's no good at fighting games, but in most of the games they've played he's at least been a decent match for Arin, and has won just as many fighting game episodes of Game Grumps Vs as Arin has.
* InelegantBlubbering: "Arin, you are SO BAD AT ''NICKELODEON GUTS!!''"
-->''(sobbing)'' [-I just wanna go home! I just wanna go home!-]
** In their second play-through of Mario Party 8, Arin unleashes a torrent of babbling when faced with a vengeful ice god...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItUYKDE4o7M&t=12m39s and it happens to be on-beat.]] So much so that Jon instantly demands Barry to make a remix of it.
* InnocentInnuendo: The relatively innocent ''Pokémon'' dialogue becomes rather sexual due to Jon putting in the player's name as "Fuck, I".
* {{Irony}}: Sonic 06 #89 has the Grumps discuss Half Life 2 and good game design while failing at a physics puzzle and ignoring good game design.[[note]]Silver's Radical Train features weighted scales, which is first introduced to you in a consequence-free environment for you to experiment with, something that Arin praised about Mega Man in Sequelitis.[[/note]]
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: In the VideosGame/KirbysEpicYarn playthrough of all things, Danny proclaims that he thought about doing that when he first learned how to properly masturbate.
* ItGetsBetter: [[invoked]] They attempted to do a playthrough of ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', but the game's sloppy start caused Arin to give up on the game after about 30 minutes.
* ItsEasySoItSucks[=/=]ItsTheSameNowItSucks: [[invoked]] Basically their opinion about ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''. They still think that it's fun, but they feel it just ''lacks soul''.
* ItsShortSoItSucks: [[invoked]] Discussed in their Donkey Kong Country playthrough. Their opinion is that a game shouldn't be any longer than it needs to be, and that a tight six-hour game is far better to a sixty-hour game spent mostly just wandering between the actual "game" parts.
* JumpScare: [[spoiler: The GagCensor elephant in the 2nd episode of Animal Crossing ends up being this for a lot of people.]]
** ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'', by nature of the genre, has a lot of these.
* KilledOffForReal [[WordOfGod According to his panel at Shadocon]], Arin's suicide at the end of [[RugratsInParis Rugrats in Paris: The Movie]] is part of the Game Grumps continuity and he is a ghost now.
* LadyMondegreen:[[invoked]] Jon Nguyen?[[note]]Jon wins.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soRnAvIUrw8#t=6m Roige the Bat]]."
--->"Royj a Bat."\\
"Roiygjxehbad."\\
"Rohjj Rujz is with me."\\
"Oh hey it's Roogie!"
* LastSecondWordSwap: In VideoGame/MarioParty 2, when Arin (as Peach) finds a hidden coin block.
-->'''Jon''': You're a bitch. You suck balls.\\
'''Arin''': Dude, did you really just say that to her face? She's a princess.\\
'''Jon''': Dude, you know the only thing she's a princess of is my...*ahem* heart? I love her.
* LaughingMad: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vDy-k6HUzzE#t=623s Arin]].
* LeftHanging: It's not uncommon for one of them to begin an anecdote, get sidetracked for whatever reason, and never finish.
** Any series that was started with Jon and was never finished. ''Sonic 2006'' was the most painful of these for most of the fanbase, since it was so long and they got so close to finishing it at the time of his departure.
* LeftItIn: Any time one of the Grumps tells Barry to take something out. Given that we see these requests, he never does.
* LethalJokeItem: It isn't until the fourth episode of ''Goof Troop'' that they realize that their [[FanNickname "Raise The Roof" Technique]] lets them [[TennisBoss catch and rethrow barrels and bombs.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever Arin starts repeating "I'm not going to die", he does really well in a level by psyching himself out.
* LetsPlay: Though Arin doesn't like calling it that, due to the stigma it carries amongst some circles, Jon openly calls their channel a LetsPlay channel. They have however mocked the many many terrible [=LPers=] out there.
** IncrediblyLamePun: Arin named the games they'd play later their "[=PlayLet's=]"[[note]]Playlist.[[/note]].
* LittleNo: Arin gives one at the end of ''Sonic '06'' episode 41, in response to the two campaigns they still have to play.
* TheLoad: In every playthrough of a MarioParty title, the Grumps will set one AI player to Easy difficulty, and one to Hard. The AI player who is set to Easy will be a constantly abysmal failure at every mini-game. If the Grumps are pitted against each other in a 3-on-1 game, the Easy AI player will effectively sabotage the efforts of the team, giving the solitary Grump an easy win. This holds doubly true in 2-on-2 games, where one Grump will be stuck with The Load, while the other Grump will be working with TheAce.
* LostEpisode: In Episode 2 of ''Yoshi's Island'', Arin tells everyone that they had attempted to record a two hour session of ''Mario Party 4''. While the audio recorded and they still have it, they forgot to record the actual game play footage, [[{{Uncancelled}} though they wound up recording a second session]]. They said they might release the audio of the first session sometime in the future to riff on.
** The lost Strider footage.
** They lost the footage of the Super Metroid playthrough.
* LullDestruction: The Grumps feel a need to be "on" all the time, considering it weird whenever they're quiet for a notable period of time.
** With this in mind, Jon actually said it was pretty hard to be a 'good' Let's Player, as it requires you to actually be funny and be on all the time.
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* MadLibsCatchphrase: "Look at this -ass !"
* MadnessMantra: Jon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8uBkk4F7A4#t=18m38s closing out]] the ''Donkey Kong Country 2'' "finale." [-...Yup.-]
* {{Malaproper}}: Both, but mostly Jon.
* ManChild:
** Jon and Arin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oVIJq_Hm5M&t=9m40s admit as much]] during their VideoGame/KirbySuperStar playthrough.
--->'''Jon''': Do you realize that we're basically children?\\
'''Arin''': Uh, every day, actually. Thanks for noticing.\\
'''Jon''': We are actually children...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_UBZRpGoyo&t=2m3s It gets brought up]] in Arin and Danny's NES Batman playthrough.
--->'''Danny''': There's a chance that we are incredibly large children, Arin. And, uh[...] At the point in life where we were supposed to grow up, we may have missed it, like, missed the boat.\\
'''Arin''': Ah, mmm... I don't know, mmm... I don't see it.[[note]]From this point on, the conversation turns back into the [[OverlyLongGag overly long fart joke]] they've been making for the last minute[[/note]]
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Arin has quite a wide array of voices and often makes up new ones on the fly on the show.
* MeanBrit: Grant Kirkhope can come off as one. Apparently, however, he's only verbally abusive to people he actually likes.
* MetalScream: Jon's rendition of "Game Grumps Versus."
* TheMillstone: Depending on the game, either Grump can become this.
-->'''Jon:''' Okay, gimmie this--gimmie this! ''(fights for controller)''\\
'''Arin''': Ok fine! I'll just close my eyes and shut my mouth! Maybe the show will be '''better''' then!\\
'''Jon:''' Well maybe that's what would be best in the first place! We can just call this ''Game''! ''(imitates theme song)'' HEY I'M GAME! ♪
** In the ''Goof Troop'' playthrough, one of them will often screw up the other's puzzle-solving attempts (most often Jon getting in Arin's way, but sometimes the other way around).
*** Culminates in Part 7 where Jon's meddling causes both of them to explode, causing them to get a Game Over and go back to the Title Screen. Thankfully, [[AntiFrustrationFeature the Password screen actually remembered their progress]], meaning they only had to restart the level.
** Subverted in Part 11 where Jon's foolishness caused them to find a Boss Key they accidentally overlooked.
** Jon, for pretty much all of their Videogame/{{Portal 2}} playthrough, described by him as being like playing single player but with a severe handicap.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Jon and Arin discuss whether or not [[WarioWorld Wario]] says Egg Salad or I'd Hit It!
* MostAnnoyingSound: [[invoked]] When they mention airhorns in trance songs in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbAb4UvVoZs&feature=c4-overview&list=UU9CuvdOVfMPvKCiwdGKL3cQ Super Mario Bros 3 ep 19]]. From that point onward, this sound became a RunningGag for the Grumps. They imitate it whenever they succeed at a challenge...and thus they inadvertently turned it into a MostWonderfulSound.
* TheMovieBuff: Arin's past experience working at a video store (if true) gives him an edge with ''You Don't Know Jack''. Jon's frequent refrain during the game is, "I don't fuckin' know!"
-->''(indistinct grunts from Arin)''\\
'''Jon:''' [[WeWillMeetAgain One of these days I'm gonna win one. One of these days...]]\\
'''Arin:''' ''(grunts)'' My BRAIN.....[[MyBrainIsBig is so BIG from knowing facts!]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Done in WildGuns part 3.
-->'''Arin''': I have friends, I have family, and I have you, Jon.\\
'''Jon''': Thank you- do I not count in either of those categories? ''*laughs*'' Friends, family, and Jon.
* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]] Jon claims that pointing out he says legitimately often has led to this with some of his other friends.
* NiceHat: While the faces in the title cards of Steam Train and Steam Rolled feature many train-based headwear, the new show "Table Flip" features Nice Hats worn by all the cast in real life. Suzy takes the prize by having the nicest hat of them all.
* NightmareFace: When Michelle in Chulip looks angry at Q*T, Jon gets so scared that he demands Arin to go away from her immediately. [[JerkAss Arin of course talks to the doctor next to her, and then stays next to her for a while before Jon threatens him.]]
** It freaks both of them out when they see the man with the guitar and the huge buck teeth, that looks like the Scientist from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]].
* NoEnding: Their ''A Link to the Past'' videos were on hold until Arin finished his next ''{{WebVideo/Sequelitis}}'' video. With Jon's departure, this means we're LeftHanging. Likewise, ''Sonic 2006''.
* NonIndicativeName: For a series called ''Game Grumps'', they spend a lot of time laughing their asses off, singing and generally being rather cheerful. However, there are some very standout moments where they're true to their namesake.
** They get grumpy as all hell during the Universal Studios playthrough.
** Jon as Not-So-Grump started off with lot more general grumpiness than Arin did. However, this changed as the series went on.
** In the eighth Goof Troop episode Arin promises that they will be genuinely grumpy this time, after comments about how they're not really grumpy at all. Surprisingly enough their demeanour does not change, they're still rather cheerful, singing and laughing their asses off.
** Completely averted in the New Super Mario Bros Wii episodes, as they lament on the game's lack of soul. Very grumpy.
*** Of course, as mentioned in their Secret of Mana episode, whenever a fan complains that they complain too much, they can always use their title as a 'Get-out-of-Jail-Free' card.
** Arin releases his Grump side halfway through the Super Mario Sunshine campaign. The fifth Harbor stage pisses him off to the verge of a RageQuit. [[PlayedForLaughs They then play it off as a "mental breakdown."]]
* NonSequiturThud: Played to the hilt in their playthrough of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', with Little Mac being on the receiving end of some ''very'' powerful boxers' "cinderblock" punches.
-->'''Arin''': (As Doc) Yeah you won, Mac!\\
'''Danny''': (As Little Mac) I LOVE YOU TOO, GIANT WALRUS
* NoPronunciationGuide:
** Yump»♢, though Arin [[SubvertedTrope quickly decides]] to pronounce it [[AwesomeMcCoolname Chevron Diamond]].
** Subverted with Bakuhaku♀♀, which they decide is pronounced "Bakuhakuuf."
* NostalgiaFilter: Arin loves all generations of Pokemon while Jon believes only the first generation has good Pokemon designs (though the latter likes [[{{VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver}} Pokémon Silver]] best). Arin states this is because Pokemon was ridiculous in the first place and still feels a childlike wonder in playing the game; Jon says the games are overly childish and fully admits he enjoyed the games he did because he played them as a child.
** They got called out on this for their BiasSteamroller against ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and poorly defined arguments against it; they later walked back their comments and explained their opinions better and fully admit it might well be due to nostalgia.
** Averted with ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'', which they fully admit has aged terribly despite loving it when it was originally released.
** Many fans believe this to be the reason why Jon dislikes ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS''.
** Jon admits that this is the only reason he finds Banjo-Kazooie better than Banjo-Tooie, despite saying that everything the first game did right, the sequel did even better.
** It's fairly obvious that nostalgia was coloring Jon's memories of the Donkey Kong Country games. When playing Country 1, Jon insists that the second is better. When they play the second, they find a LOT more problems than in the original, and [[MovingTheGoalposts Jon suddenly insists that the third is better.]] This is despite the fact that Jon previously placed the third game lower on his Top 20 SNES Games than the other two ([=DKC3=] placed at 11, DKC placed at 8 and [=DKC2=] placed at 4)
* NWordPrivileges: They discuss this at one point and both of them admit that they're uncomfortable with the word, despite using any other number of swears in their work. They refer to LouisCK while discussing it and echo his opinion about it. It's also the only word they'll censor, often with [[SoundEffectBleep silly sound effects]]. Arin screams the word at the top of his lungs in the second Animal Crossing episode, as a means of imitating what one might see on a message board. This leads to a {{Gag Censor}} of an elephant loudly popping onto the screen.
** In one of the Pokemon episodes, when nicknaming a Slakoth, Jon begins to spell out the word, but only get as far as "NIGG" and Arin proposes the name "NIGGJAM." They eventually end up naming it "CHINA."
** Danny calls in this to make fun of his Jewish heritage.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: There are rumors that Arin and Jon are intentionally making mistakes in their games in order to be funnier. They addressed this in the first ''Dyna Blade'' episode, pretty much saying that those people [[MistakenForProfound have way too much faith in their abilities]].
** Jon does deliberately faff about and deliberately screw up later when they're playing The Great Cave Offensive, though Arin calls him on it and he reveals it's just because he thinks The Great Cave Offensive is boring and he wants to move on to Milky Way Wishes.
* OddNameOut: The contestants in ''Game Grumps Vs.: Jeopardy'' are Nixon, Dixon, and Larry.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Danny is at least [[http://capescoaching.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/featured-artist-in-action-dan-avidan/ 6 or 7 years older than Arin]], who is 26.
--> '''Reddit commenter:''' [[http://reddit.com/r/gamegrumps/comments/1htlam/how_old_is_danny_sexbang/caxsr93 Apparently skittles are the fucking fountain of youth.]]
* OnSecondThought: On seeing Mephiles' HellishPupils. (''Sonic'' #50)
-->'''Arin:''' His eyes look like vaginas.\\
'''Jon:''' ''(laughs)'' No they don't, they look like '''reptiles eyes'''! They don't loo--[-well, a little bit-].
* OneEpisodeWonder: There is a sizeable list of "one-offs": games that they only make one episode of, largely because the game isn't worth playing for any longer. This is mostly for games that are either boring or where some element of it is so bad that they won't be able to focus on entertaining the audience.
* OneHundredAndEight: Arin and Jon's VideoGames/SonicTheHedgehog2006 playthrough lasted this many episodes before Jon left the show. [[WildMassGuessing Intentional? Who knows?]]
* OriginsEpisode: ''How Jon and Ego Met''.
* OrphanedSeries: All of the one-off games, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse, Secret of Mana'' and ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. ''Link to the Past'' was supposed to be on hiatus, but with Jon leaving it may be done. ''SecretOfMana'' had a brief UnCancelled moment with Danny replaying the game, but still stopped early.
** ''Battletoads'', a game with a full story mode, won't even be made into a series because they begin to realize that the game is terrible with two players. Arin didn't even like the game to begin with.
** The Grumps explained that the reason most of their games went unfinished is because they didn't want to bore the audience with replaying things they've already taken care of. It took them until Sonic 06 to realize they could use a FastForwardGag to gloss over any gameplay they had to redo, as well as use the lack of camera focus to put more effort in gaming smart rather than gaming funny. This is one of the main reasons Sonic 06 is their longest-running series so far and is the most consistently updated.
** It's safe to say that all of the series covered with Jon will never be picked up where they left off. Arin and Dan ''did'' have another go at ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' but that too was left hanging.
* OutrunTheFireball: Arin managed to sandwich himself between two bombs in VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 2, but somehow managed to escape and just barely make it out of his blast radius at the last moment.
* OverlyLongGag: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]] Episode 5 has Arin asking Jon to pick something up, then saying to forget about it. Subsequently:
-->"What was it?"\\
"Just keep goin'."\\
"What was it?"\\
"Just keep goin'."\\
"What was it?"\\
"Just keep goin'."
-->Ad infinitum.
** Arin naming off a fake list of names for people who sent them Rogue Squadron, in alphabetical order:
--->"Arthur... A.... Anderson."\\
"Arthur... B... Anderson."\\
"Arthur... B... Anderson... A."
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoB543m9Zzw merchandise video]] is a seemingly-endless stream of bad infomercial-esque sales pitches that go on for five minutes.
---> '''Arin:''' "Can you believe the amount of asinine things we're saying!?"
** "Oh hey, [[PurposelyOverpowered Big Zam]]".
* OverlyLongName: Brian-Frank-Steve-Williard-Jonathan-Michael IV-Michael III-MichaelJordan-Scott, in their Drakkhen video.
* {{Padding}}: [[invoked]]
** They decide to play the Samurai mini-game of ''Videogame/KirbySuperStar'' since the episode was 3 minutes short.
** In ''Goof Troop'''s eight installment, they spend some time on the boss, but are still a minute short, so Jon slowly reads the password out in an attempt fill the remaining time. There's a cutscene immediately after, and then (even though they are overtime) they drag out the names of the fruit they obtain once they regain control.
--->'''Arin''': Okay; we gotta spend four minutes on this boss.\\
'''Jon''': I know we're transparent most of the time, but you are just crystalline water.
** The finale of ''Joe and Mac'' ran short, so the video is capped off with several minutes of cats dancing as Jon and Arin sing songs from SpaceJam.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord:
** Nostrophous. Little known fact: [[SubvertedTrope it isn't a word.]]
** 'Klerf', from Part 8 of ''Videogame/KatamariDamacy''.
*** In Part 15, Arin [[InvokedTrope tries to capitalize on the word-invention market]]. To that end, he coins the term '[[InherentlyFunnyWords Jingledink]]'.
* PerverseSexualLust: For Arin, May and to a lesser extent Dawn. Arin convinced many fans to draw provocative Dawn fanart (this resulted in some inevitable Rule 34). Generally, no female NPC is safe.
** Celeste, for both of them. Even stranger, considering she is an ''owl''.
*** This puts Jon's love of birds in a completely different perspective.
** Arin is suddenly spellbound by a random green haired NPC in Secret of Mana.
** Jon mentioned that the sex scenes in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' made him head for [=RedTube=], which is odd considering their nature and sufficiency.
** In Sonic '06, the moment Arin draws attention to Blaze the Cat, Jon starts yelling "I WANNA PUT IT IN HER!" ''repeatedly'' (including variations). For extra amusement, cue a comment on the video asking "[[DudeMagnet Why does everyone want to fuck Blaze?]]"
** Another moment in Sonic 06, where Arin says that he would be attracted to Rouge the Bat if not for her 'gross bat face'.
--->'''Arin:''' If the bat face was gone I would do. But the bat face is there, so it's not.
*** This moment is punctuated by some beautiful editing from Barry.
** Arin admits that he used to have a huge crush on Ino Yamanaka when they play the Naruto fighting game.
** Danny has jokingly stated he's tried to fuck some very unorthodox things, such as cantelopes and bears... at least we think it's jokingly.
** Danny invokes this for Buttlet towards Medli during ''Wind Waker HD''.
** Arin has admitted to being attracted to Gadget from ''RescueRangers'' at a young age.
* PlayedForLaughs: In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6l__bsdsBY#t=305 finale of ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'']], Jon starts spraying compressed air keyboard cleaner into the microphone, thoroughly annoying Arin... Until an [[ImminentdangerClue odd taste]] alerts them to the bittering agent it contains. Quickly turns into a [[MassOhCrap Mass Oh Crap]] as they begin choking on the noxious cloud.
* PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: Arin and Danny occasionally throw out a sarcastic "comment, like, subscribe if you like [X]!" There was also a sign that showed up to legitimately remind people, but this was quickly phased out.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite their group name, they're not grumpy very often.
* PokemonSpeak: [[VideoGame/AnotherWorld Out of This World]]'s friendly NPC, Buddy, is given the nickname "Mike Aruba", because his only line of spoken dialogue is somewhere between this and SpeakingSimlish.
* PokeThePoodle: Arin has a habit of trying to insult Jon with witty comebacks. Too bad his comebacks are [[InsultBackfire anything but insulting.]]
-->'''Jon:''' This game is such a joy to play!\\
'''Arin:''' ''[petulantly]'' Yeah, well, ''you're'' a joy... to be around...
** Later, from ''Mario Party 2:''
---> '''Jon:''' I'm getting all the coin bags!\\
'''Arin:''' ''You're'' a bag. A coin bag. ''[angrily]'' That means you're ''precious'' to me.
** ''Nicklodeon Guts'' finale: Jon is stumped, and the timer's run out.
--->'''Jon:''' I'm done. I'm out. It's 7:00.\\
'''Arin:''' ''You're'' 7. ''(beat)'' On a scale of of 1-7.\\
'''Jon:''' Thank you. That makes me feel better than I previously did.
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Jon says that he would make a good Gimli-like bar patron in a movie, but Arin misses the reference as he's never seen ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.
-->'''Arin''': I've never seen it.\\
'''Jon''': Are you-- AND MY AXE!\\
'''Arin''': It doesn't make me have seen it any moreso than I haven't.
* PrecisionFStrike: During one of ''Goof Troop'''s final puzzles, Jon cries out in terror as he's cornered by enemies, only to accidentally lure them into the path of cannonballs. (Made funnier by Max Goof's adorable face.)
-->"[[BigYes YEAH!!]] HOW DO YOU LIKE ME '''NOW''', MUTHAFUCKA?!"
* PretendPrejudice: Fat people, black people, jews, and children with Down's syndrome. (''Nickelodeon Guts'' #3)
-->'''Jon:''' I'm sorry I offended anybody with Down's syndrome, I am apt to do these things. Offend people. Barry, put in something else, like "Jew"!\\
'''Arin:''' Please edit that, Barry, [[YouKnowImBlackRight the only Jew of all of us!]]
* ProductPlacement: Invoked and joked with when they ask for sponsors. As they're just hanging out, they tend to mention products by name; however it's averted from time to time with Jon or Arin referring to a snack or drink as only "this" instead of by name.
-->'''Jon''': You wanna play for a while? 'Cause I gotta go drink my this.\\
'''Arin''': ...Make sure you drink your this.
** Their Dead Space 3 episode seems to be directly sponsored by EA, as their playthrough and the demo were released at roughly the same time, and the Grumps (though a heavy layering of joke) describe selling points that a sponsor would contractually obligate. Jon also alludes to a review embargo at one point.
** Spoofed by Arin when he and Danny both say they love Sushi.
** Played straight with Danny who mentions his love of Skittles almost every episode and even at one point asks for an endorsement deal from them.
* PungeonMaster: Arin fancies himself this. Though it's just as likely to result in LamePunReaction.
** The Grumps' befuddled response to a 'roided-up Dan Akryod collecting slices of cake.
--->'''Jon:''' Whoo, boy, y'know I've seen some greats in my day...\\
'''Arin:''' --''And this one '''TAKES THE CAKE''??"
** Arin repeatedly wiping out his dune buggy in ''Sonic 0'6''.
--->"Shadow wasn't-- um, being controlled by me. Dare I say he was in ''chaos.''"\\
"Fuck you, Arin."
** "Even the buggy is...''[[PungeonMaster buggy]]?'' ♥ Tee hee!"
** ''(Shadow pushes aside boulders)'' "You need to think outside the ''rocks''."
** Rogue's "[[SmartBomb Heart]]"-Bombs. (''Sonic '06'' #47)
--->"''(giggling)'' I guess that was a pretty good '''[[BondOneLiner heart attack!]]'''"\\
"''Fuck'' you, Arin."
** Jon is mocked for not grasping such a sophisticated game as ''The Price is Right''.
--->'''Arin:''' Dare I say...''Your'' Price is ''Wrong.''\\
'''Jon:''' No you '''don't''' dare say that, you piece of shit.
* RageBreakingPoint: In ''Sonic '06'', Arin gets a massive one when Knuckles gets stuck on the ceiling.
** In ''Super Mario Sunshine'', when Arin dies after coming extremely close to getting the Shine from the pachinko machine, he flies into a rage and throws some of his toys around the room.
* RageQuit: Arin in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'', possibly [[OrphanedSeries ending the playthrough early]].
** ''Nickelodeon Guts'' broke Arin. Jon wound up taking the controller from his paralyzed hands.
--->"You beat me Jon... You're better Jon. ...You're [[DamnedByFaintPraise better than me at Nickelodeon Guts...]]"
** Jon in the second round of ''You Don't Know Jack''. He starts buzzing in a hurricane of wrong answers, causing his score to plummet lower than the U.S. national debt.
--->'''Jon:''' IF I CAN'T BE THE BEST I CAN SURE AS HELL BE THE '''''[[BigWordShout WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORST!!!]]'''''
** Arin comes '''''VERY''''' close to this in Part 20 of Sonic 06 (see RageBreakingPoint).
* ARareSentence: The forest hub world in ''Sonic '06'' really drains the life out of Arin. He actually welcomes a loading screen. "I just wanted to take a break from the green."
-->'''Jon:''' Dude, I don't know of many people who say that shit in ''any'' respect.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: They have a tendency to skip or ignore tutorials, then complain that they don't know what to do.
** Milky Way Wishes, where they said it was probably the worst game on the cartridge for mis-understanding the twist (Instead of copying powers from enemies, you collect cores that let you use it on command by pushing X. It took three videos before they tried the Push X, leading them to assume the game's trick was a lack of copy abilities.)
** They usually wind up skipping hint points and ignore informative dialogue in Sonic '06, and ''still'' blame the game. This in particular is noteworthy for ''[[SubvertedTrope not being entirely their fault]]'', because, while it's still rather ignorant of them to blame the game for their mistakes, they actually have the strategy guide with them, and it almost never tells them anything useful regarding the controls. Even then, the game itself is usually not completely clear on the controls. Still, Jon in particular has an unfortunate habit of swerving specifically to miss hint rings, and then complaining about not knowing what to do.
** Humorously subverted during part 1 of Stretch Panic. Jon and Arin spend the entire episode trying to figure out how they're supposed to progress before Arin gives up and reads the game manual to discover what to do. Unfortunately, this is played straight in later episodes as they don't properly seal the bosses with the mentioned moves.
** Arin is mostly ignorant of the function of the B button in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' for roughly the first dozen episodes. He manages to beat Gooper Blooper and the Bullet Monty Mole, but with a severe handicap and with some dumb luck. Later episodes established that he practiced, and is using the advice of the comment sections.
** Ultimately averted with Suzy, who insists that she gets to read the rules to Mario Party mini-games. Justified, as she is ignorant of even the most basic rules of the game and can't just rush through like the Grumps did previously. However, that's still better then rushing in and complaining about not knowing what to do.
** Even [[NiceGuy Tim]] (LetsPlay/NintendoCaprisun) of LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys criticized them of this via TakeThat.
** This trope comes back with a ''vengeance'' in the ''Wind Waker HD'' series. Not only does Arin take entire episodes to accomplish the most basic of tasks, but he constantly outright blames the game for being "cryptic", even when the game ''directly tells him the button prompts for what he has to do''.
** With a bit of SelfDeprecation Danny points this out in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRJzVDU8a_k#t=355 Mario Sports Mix]] ep 1.
--> '''Danny''': There was an entire screen dedicated to giving us this information.
--> '''Arin''': Yeah well, you expect me to ''read'' that shit?
* RealMenWearPink: Arin picks female characters as a rule. ''Power Rangers'' thwarted him by substituting a PaletteSwap for Kimberly (or "Man Ass", as Arin calls her.)
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Their justification for not using a Face Cam while playing: while they SOUND funny, they just LOOK like stereotypical gamers plopped in front of a TV. They only LOOK funny when they have the power of editing or a script.
** The lone exception to this is Nintendo Land, where they don't have a choice but to use the Game Pad's integrated camera. To their credit, they actually let their real faces be shown instead of trying to obscure them with masks or any other means.
* RetroGaming: A good deal of their videos play through old Nintendo games.
* RhymesOnADime:
** "Oh, hi, Fuck, I!"
** "Stuck as fuck."
** In their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvHr5_XyaW8&t=3m48s Mega Man 2 playthrough]], Dan notices how Crash Man and Flash Man rhyme, and he and Arin spend the next two or three minutes making up jokes about other "robot masters" such as Cash Man, Trash Man, and Sash Man.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** Arin's cat Mochi, according to Jon at least, is "the [[BuffySpeak darlingist]]....piece of shit!".
** Jon picked Torchic over Mudkip primarily because Jon thinks Torchic is adorable.
** Jon found the bats in Shade Man's stage to be adorable.
** Arin remarks on how adorable Rush is when they use Rush Search at the beginning of Part 12.
** They both find Celeste in ''Animal Crossing: City Folk'' to be adorable, with her pupil eyes.
** They both found the vampire enemy Kurokyura in ''SuperMarioLand2'' to be really cute.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: When reading Shroomish's Pokedex entry, Arin kept confusing the word "composted" with "composited."
** In ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', he seems to think Jon is trying to say "derived" when he's saying "derided."
** Arin pronounces [[StarFox64 BoLse]] as Boise.
* RockPaperScissors: Or Zombies, Humans, Documents.
* RuleAbidingRebel: [[invoked]] In Chulip, Arin and Jon try to kick a Road Sign continuously (And failing), with Arin (as Q*T, the Main Character) saying "I'm an Angry Child. No body loves me except No body!". Also, the Dad in Chulip tells Q*T that he's going through a Rebellious Stage if he doesn't want to meet the new neighbors.
* RuleOfCute: On some nostalgic topics, like Pokemon, Arin has a Heart of Gold. (And Jon, a [[GrumpyBear Dick of Steel]].)
-->'''Arin:''' Shit, I fucking love this guy, Lotad! He turns into Ludicolo with a sombrero!\\
'''Jon:''' ...Omigod, this is the stupidest Pokémon.\\
'''Arin:''' Dude, come on. He's a Mexican leaf-hat man! '''[[{{Squee}} It's so awesome!]]'''\\
'''Jon:''' It's stupid!\\
'''Arin:''' '''''[[NoYou You're]]''''' stupid!\\
'''Jon:''' How does your DNA evolve into a fucking hat?!!
** Danny can't stop raving about how adorable ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' is.
* RuleOfFunny: Their names for the ''Emerald'' LP are all based on whatever is funniest. This leads to a young boy named "Fuck, I" setting out with the Torchic "Soon?", the Zigzagoon "nooooooooo", the Poochyena "Bakuhaku♀♀", the Lotad (now a Lombre) "[=GeorgLopez=]", the Slakoth "CHINA", the Shroomish "Compmsgcii", and the Nincada "STRGG".
* RunningGag:
** After making jokes that aren't politically correct or are incredibly bizarre, Jon will typically interrupt saying "Game Grumps!".
*** Similarly, "Like, comment and subscribe!" when they get off on a tangent.
*** Or "[X] Grumps!", where X will relate to the topic of the tangent (for example, "Exchange Rate Grumps!").
** Arin will typically yell 'Good Night, everybody!' after those same jokes, perhaps referencing WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}.
** After [[HelloInsertNameHere naming Link]] in ''A Link To The Past'' Groomp, they often refer to the show as Game Groomps.
** Waterflame's pause balls remix gets mentioned enough for it to be a running gag at this point.
** Jon brings up the fact that Arin has three Wonderswans from time to time.
*** He goes on a bit of a rant once he looks more closely and realizes Arin actually has ''five'' of the damn things. Apparently he's not particularly attached to them, since he casually offers to let Jon just take a couple of him (for the record, Jon declines)
** Sometimes when they mention a product by name, they will joke about receiving cease and desist orders.
** Arin's many and varied insults for Jon, most notably calling him a "clod" and a [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd "pizza shit"]].
** Jon will consistently misname the Pokemon Whismur whenever one is encountered, calling it "Pumbloom," "Gamsmash," "Gumpflepuff," and "Pumbluss" in four distinct battles.
** Arin will often use his robot voice and mention cheese pizza.
** "Listen to the X on this shit!" seems to be becoming one whenever they discover a silly menu sound.
** Eye joke. I don't have that many, I can't see that many, but I can see EVERYTHING!
** Most of the earlier episodes of their ''Sonic '06'' playthrough had at least one of them singing some variation of "[[SonicAdventure2 City Escape]]".
** Arin saying complete nonsense instead of the show's name in the intro/outro. Apparently the show is named "Juju's", "Flim Flam", "Bram Bloo", "Bloom Blam", "Black Bomb", "Gam Gramps", "Burgers" and [[SpongebobSquarepants "Squidward"]]
*** In two episodes in a row of ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', Arin does this and gets Barry to put up a title card of the show with its name replaced by whatever he said, and his and Danny's normal Grump faces replaced with either a caveman-esque design or an exaggerated anime style.
** They have a strange affinity for playing Mary-Kate and Ashley games. As of this writing, they've played ''three''.
** Arin saying during the [[OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase "Next time on Game Grumps..."]] outro that there is no next time.
** [[SonicX GOTTA GO FYEEEST!]] (particularly during a loading screen)
** [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog "Xing around at the speed of Y!"]]
** Jon coming discovering a game in Arin's supply or having one come to his mind and he ''always'' goes "OOOOH MYYYYY GOOOD. WE GOTTA PLAY THIS."
** Lately, Barry seems to have taken a liking to ending episodes by slowly zooming in on some part of the screen.
** Mispronouncing the name "Rouge the Bat" in every way possible.
** Jon referencing the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ContinueShow Continue?]] "epic moment" [[{{Nightwish}} Ghost Love Score]] joke.
*** Arin mocking/criticizing Jon's use of the gag, and Barry overediting the segments with splitscreening and slow pans.
** "[[VideoGame/AnotherWorld Mycaruba!]]"
** Danny will very often mention [[TradeMarkFavouriteFood Skittles]], but mostly wants a MONKEY BUTLER.
** Danny has a tendency to yell "YOU DID IT!" or "nailed it!" after a [[EpicFail humiliating death]].
** Mentioning Wolf Job, it started off putting the real picture of the Wolf Job on the screen (mostly at the request of Danny) and then changing it to wolves in other careers (as a pun off of wolf job).
** Danny requesting edits from Barry, and Arin countermanding whatever he asked for.
*** One that Danny's asked for a few times is the "smiling burger floating from right to left."
** GODDAMMIT ROSS
** Whenever confused old people are mentioned, the go-to non sequitur for them to say is usually "RAISINS!?"
** Danny's "We're playing the [[FamilyFeud Feud!]]" whenever he and Arin start a series based on a game show.
* SanitySlippage: During the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006]] LP, [[LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006 which seems to be a recurring theme for LPs of this game.]]
** Happening with ''{{Chulip}}'', but, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs given the]] [[WidgetSeries game's content]], it's probably to be expected.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' causes Arin to suffer these frequently, the farther he gets into the game.
* SarcasticClapping: The Grumps take turns doing this when the other dies idiotically.
* SawStarWars27Times: In case you hadn't heard, Jon really likes birds. Also, [[{{Rio}} Not-Pixar animated movies with birds]]. (''Portal'' #4)
-->"I watched it on iTunes, and then I bought the 3-D Blu-Ray to watch it in 3-D, and then I watched it ''again'' to make Barry watch it [-and he was mad at me.-]\\
"It seemed more like he was like, "...[[SoOkayItsAverage yup]]."
* SayMyName: '''''AIR-EN''''', shouted in the same tone as David from ''Alvin & the Chipmunks''.
** One of the donations (The game Totally Rad) by the name of Brinkley. Airn jokes about how it's such a "[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity Boss shout name]]."
---> '''Danny''': "Brink-''leeeeeeeeeeeeey''!"
* SchmuckBait: In the ninth ''Banjo-Kazooie'' episode, Arin and Jon tell viewers to look up two videos. However, Jon admits that he found them to be [[{{Squick}} highly disturbing]], going as far as to liken one to a SnuffFilm. If the comments section is any indication, many of the viewers that watched the videos despite the warning signs were ''not'' happy with what they saw.
** For the sake of reference, The two videos are "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Pizza Time]]" and "Eye Socket"
** In a reversal of the trope, in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKNDRltZVcY part 17]], Danny and Arin had just gotten over reading some comment about the game being "gay and boring as shit." After a minute of poking fun at it, Arin jokes "sign online for www.gayasshit.com, please-don't-go-there!" Some users found that it actually leads to the Amazon page for ''Kirby's Epic Yarn''.
**
* ScrappyMechanic: [[invoked]] For Jon, the shovel in ''Goof Troop'', which wants you to perform systematic digging for MeaninglessLives.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Arin does this occasionally, most notably in Sonic 06 when they encounter the infamous Knuckles glitch. [[SubvertedTrope He always comes back, though.]]
** Jon does it after being thoroughly owned by Krazy Kremland. (''Donkey Kong Country 2'' finale) It turns out that Jon's own show does ''not'' exaggerate his temper.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Danny. A ''lot'' in ''SilentHillShatteredMemories''.
* SelfDeprecation:
--> '''Arin:''' UUUH THIS GAME IS STOOOPID.\\
'''Jon:''' Well aren't you running the self deprecation train right now.
* SelfParody: Jon and Arin parody themselves in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRRXwOQVCcs the Steam Train announcement video]].
--> '''Jon:''' Look at this dang-ass game. It's legitimately in my top 10.\\
'''Arin:''' I hate video games!
** Jon eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
---> '''Jon:''' Somehow I feel like... something's wrong... because it's like we're being a ''parody of ourselves'', heh heh, at the moment. *Arin throws something* [[MoodWhiplash DON'T THROW THAT, THAT'S EXPENSIVE TO SOMEBODY.]]
* SeinfeldianConversation: The main appeal.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Jon and Arin unwittingly put themselves in one while playing Milky Way Wishes, as they did not know you can select copy abilities in a menu at any time. Up until the realization of that fact Jon pretty much played solo with only Kirby's swallow-and-spit-stars move.
** In Super Mario Sunshine, due to Arin's [[ReadTheFreakingManual surprising ignorance of the game's direction]][[note]]He claims to have completed it in three days as a kid.[[/note]], he has completed many segments with a handicap. For example, he defeated Gooper Blooper without pulling off his tentacles.
* SerialEscalation: Some viewers noticed that the thumbnails of ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'''s videos had Kirby taking up a progressively larger space on the picture. By Episode 16 Kirby has overtaken the "n" in the game's logo, by episode 19 he'd started obscuring Arin's face a bit, and by the finale he'd completely enveloped the screen. See ShoutOut below on the explanation why.
* ShapedLikeItself: Discussed, in relation to the Selena Gomez song "Love You Like a Love Song".
* ShootTheHostage: In the Grant Kirkhope episode while playing Goldeneye 007 in the singleplayer Frigate La Fayette level, Jon opens a door and immediately guns down the hostage in front of him, completely ignoring the bad guys next to the victim.
-->'''Arin:''' (laughing) You just fucking killed the hostage!
* ShoutOut: Constantly, mostly because it's just Jon and Arin talking about random things.
** The sped-up sections in the WildGuns playthrough are accompanied by music from ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''.
** The merchandise video has a Shout Out to [[ShamWow ShamWoW]].
** In their Zelda playthrough, Danny remarks that "[[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension no matter where you go, there you are.]]"
** In the description to the finale of ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', Barry puts "It's always been Kirby." This is a reference to BravestWarriors, and explains why Kirby kept getting bigger in the thumbnail (a reference to the character Wankershim from the BW episode "Ultra Wankershim").
** A really subtle one to FilmCow when he talks about "Cookie Butter" in Pokemon Fire Red Part 6.
--->'''Arin:''' It's peanut butter, but instead of being made with peanuts, it's made out of ''fucking cookies''.
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: [[invoked]] In their Mega Man 7 videos, after an inability to defeat Bass, they listened to their fans to find the awesomeness that is the Rush Suit, and after realizing [[ChekhovsGun Proto Man explained how there are more secrets]], they decided to go for OneHundredPercentCompletion before continuing with the main game.
* SignatureLaugh: Arin's wheezing laugh makes him easy to pick out. May double as an AnnoyingLaugh for some.
* SincerityMode: "Real talk." Often subverted by then talking about something completely inconsequential.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] by Jon, who doesn't even like calling his fans "my fans" due to how potentially snooty and self-absorbed it can come across.
** Very averted as when they point out bits of fan art or music, they're always very humble about it and appreciative.
* SmashCut: Whenever there's a bit they cut out of the episode, such as Arin trying to learn how to use the Mirror ability. There's usually a LampshadeHanging to explain it, though.
** Almost every episode ends on one. Bonus points if one of them screams at the top of their lungs, only to be cut off mid-scream.
** {{Lampshaded}} in the first ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' episode.
--->'''Jon:''' Egoraptor?\\
'''Arin:''' Yeah?\\
'''Jon:''' HOW MANY CUTOFFS... DOES THI
** They also like to mix in [[CurseCutShort Curses Cut Short]] into the video endings on occasion as well.
--->'''Jon''': Next time on Game Grumps! Order up! ORDER UP A NEW FU
** Sometimes, they start with one...
--->'''Jon''': One time I fell down... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
* SophisticatedAsHell:
-->'''Jon''': You know what? Have you ever read the ten commandments?\\
'''Arin''': Uh, yes, one:...\\
'''Jon''': Don't dunk your Oreos sideways...that shit'll get ''fucked up''.
* SoreLoser: Jon shows shades of it, but believes himself to be much worse than he is.
** Towards the end of Mario Party 4, Jon's sore loser side comes out at full-force.
** Both of them can be sore losers. In Mario Party 2, Arin says that Jon's win doesn't count since he didn't get 1st place, even though that hasn't been the case in the past.
** Arin challenges Jon to two extra rounds in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Based on his reaction to winning both, it seemed to just be out of wanting to prove Jon got lucky.
** Arin goes off on a completely ''massive'' tirade in their Nickelodeon Guts after Jon refuses to tell him how to play a minigame. Jon figures it's justified because they both came in with no knowledge about the game and it's a competition; Jon telling Arin how to play it would be counter-intuitive because he's trying to win. This prompts Arin to shout about it for the entire rest of the episode.
*** At the end of the entire competition, Jon wins the series by 11 points (1429-1418) prompting a reprise as to how Jon helping him land after shooting basketballs would have made the difference.
* SoftReset: Jon is ignorant of this function, and [[spoiler:his speedrun of Super Mario Land comes to an end once he accidentally triggers it.]]
* SoundOfNoDamage: During their ''Mega Man 7'' playthrough:
-->'''Jon:''' He goes "tink!". He's a tinky ass motherfucker.\\
'''Arin:''' This bitch is tinky! I hope that's like a new fuckin', like, Wikipedia word.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Barry likes responding to non-specific requests for epic soundtracks by putting peppy tunes in instead. So far it's happened in ''Chivalry Medieval Warfare'' and ''Gradius III.''
* SpecialEditionTitle: The Guest Grumps intro for Grant Kirkhope has an arrangement of the theme by him, and instead of "HEY I'M GRUMP!" etc, this exchange happens:
-->'''Arin:''' [[MotorMouth Heydoyoumindifsomebodycomesonourshow?]]\\
'''Jon:''' [[BigNo NO!]]\\
''AND THIS IS GUEST GRUMPS!''
** During the last week of October 2013, this intro was used, with Arin dressed as Frankenstein's Monster and Danny dressed as a vampire:
---> '''Frankenraptor:''' Hey I'm ghoul!\\
'''[=BLEHnny=]:''' Blehhhh!\\
''AND WE'RE THE GHOUL GRUMPS!'' (followed by a short, backmasked quote [[CouchGag which differs with each episode]])
** Christmas week of 2013 saw Arin as an elf and Danny as SantaClaus.
---> '''Egowrapper:''' I wrap stuff!\\
'''Dan-ta Claus:''' I deliver that stuff!\\
''NAUGHTY OR NICE, IT'S THE JINGLE GRUMPS!''
** For Valentine's Day 2014, Arin and Suzy played ''The Lion King'' and ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'' together, with a cute new intro to match:
--->'''Egoraptor:''' Hey I'm grump!\\
''*Suzy comes in and kisses him on the cheek*''\\
'''Egoraptor:''' ''*blushing, meekly*'' I'm not so grump.\\
''AND THIS IS DATE GRUMPS!'' ''*Suzy and Ego stare at each other with hearts and huge smiles on their faces*''
* {{Speedrun}}: Jon and Arin claim that their ''Super Mario Land'' one-off is one, but it's more along the lines of a playthrough where they genuinely focus on the game more than usual.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Happens "in-universe" when Arin takes over for Danny on the ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' playthrough on Steam Train.
-->"''I'll kill that motherfucker. Shoot him in his face. Taking over '''2/3rd's''' of the fuckin' Game Grumps channel. [I don't] I don't approve!''"\\
-Arin
* StealthPun: In one episode, when they were fighting the self-named Mr. Dooter in a Kirby Game, this happens.
-->'''Jon:''' What did this guy ever do to us!? Literally, he just dazzled us with enchanting-\\
'''Arin:''' Hey, hey. What did this guy ever ''dooter'' us?
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Arin and Jon respectively; They both love to joke around at the expense of whatever they're playing, but Arin tends to stay focused on their progress while it's not at all uncommon for Jon to run off on a wild tangent or randomly burst into song. Less so with Arin and Danny, who both tend to focus on whatever they're doing while simultaneously running their usual [[SeinfeldianConversation Seinfeldian Conversations]].
** When Arin notices that [[StupidStatementDanceMix remixes]] usually don't have many samples from him Jon reasons that it's because Arin's the more stoic one, specifically calling him the StraightMan.
** During their ''Aladdin'' playthrough they question whether their dynamic is more like a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. ...or they would, if they could remember its name.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: Many. %% Limiting this to ones they actually favorite.
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/495574 Pause Balls]] and [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/495602 Poppy Bros]] by Waterflame.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2llHyXVaWo Pause Balls (Acid Jazz Remix)]] by mirrorpiece.
** [[http://youtu.be/2L6POqtJ_Bk Goof Troop Boop]] by [=LilTommyJ=], but that leans more towards VoiceClipSong.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU-U04aCOKs Ice Hair]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKtGN3Ztw0&feature=plcp A Piece of Bass]] by Fiery Nugget.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcC3XBbodZc Butt Bumpin']] by Archers of Agincourt.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk9bmH28L_k Game Grumps Remix]] by Dollar Taco.
** [[http://youtu.be/BzuHumToRww Ooh Gosh Ooh Darn]] by oddboy18.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKbDCk3XTDI BaBoom!]] by atpunk01.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UucpqKDGnY Bernard the Biscuit]] by liltommyj.
** Both of the Grumps stated at their MAGFest panel that their favourite remix is [[http://youtu.be/K4m5mr41g4c Banana Shoes]] by xXJerryTerryXx.
** MrWassabi takes this to its logical conclusion with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvEcvxyvB1E Fucking Stupid Electro House Music]], which makes an electro house remix of Jon complaining about electro house remixes.
** Lampshaded by both in the second Pokémon Emerald episode. Arin starts singing his version of the Pokémon theme. Jon tells him to keep going until Waterflame makes a remix.
** There's so many that one fan decided to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QDc6k5eKzo compile a bunch of them into an unofficial soundtrack.]]
* StylisticSuck: "Grep." Grep Animated has Jon and Arin animated as bowling pins with no lip movement.
** Their commercials for real Grump products are full of coughs, bloopers and are just super inane and of course hilarious.
** Arin voices most of the ''Mickey Mousecapades'' episode as a parody of terrible ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' ripoffs who think being funny equates to swearing heaps and making poop jokes. The jokes themselves are atrocious, but Danny can't stop laughing due to Arin's delivery of them.
* SubliminalSeduction: [[HouseOfTheDead Typing of the Dead]] gets accused of this when it makes Jon and Arin repeatedly type [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] phrases and sentences (like "I am foul" and "I wish that I had never been born.")
* SuckinessIsPainful: Arin has been known to [[ThousandYardStare slip into catatonia]] from a bad game; particularly ''Nickelodeon Guts'', or having to endure the Iblis fight ''all over again'' with Shadow. (Woe betide Arin when he battles Iblis a ''third'' time as Silver...)
-->"''(numb)'' I can't feel anything. Why would anyone like this game?"
* SuddenDownerEnding: A mild example in the Batman playthrough: Arin, fed-up with constantly replaying the final level and failing against the [[FinalBoss Joker]], [[TranquilFury silently quits the game without making any jokes or humorous outbursts]].
* [[spoiler:SuicideAsComedy:]] Rugrats in Paris: The Movie's tie-in game was apparently so bad, that [[spoiler:Arin shot himself. According to WordOfGod, it succeeded and he is now a ghost.]]
* {{Supergroup}}: Arin and Jon alone had an impressive profile prior to becoming the Grumps. Now it's Arin, Jon's editor (Barry), the frontman of NinjaSexParty (Danny), another prominent Newgrounds animator (Ross), and a makeup artist (Suzy) who has a solid record of her own on [=YouTube=]. And that's not counting the guest appearance of Grant Kirkhope and the non-Grumps that have appeared on ''Table Flip''.
** Taken literally as well: Starbomb = Arin + Ninja Sex Party.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Invoked in the Pokemon [=FireRed=] playthrough with the player character's name of "I never".
--> I never scurried to the Pokemon center, protecting the exhausted and fainted Pokemon from further harm...
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* TacticalSuicideBoss: Discussed a few times by Dan (such as in the ''ChipAndDaleRescueRangers 2'' playthrough) who would comment on that fact that some bosses literally give the player the means to kill them.
* TakeThat: A couple to George Lopez in Part 5 of the ''Pokémon Emerald'' playthrough.
-->'''Arin:''' *Recalling his Lotad* George Lopez, that's enough!\\
{{Beat}}\\
'''Arin:''' That's how I feel every night at 11:30.
** To Selena Gomez in Part 10 of ''Emerald''.
** One to Oprah being fat and disgusting in Part 16 of ''Mega Man 7''.
** During their 20th ''Pokemon Emerald'' segment, there were ones to Tyler Perry's works and to Beyonce.
--->'''Jon''': ''"[[LampshadeHanging The only funnies we've made this episode were at the expense of black women stereotypes.]]"''
** To ''Call of Duty'' and Kinect Driving games being easy.
** The last VideoGame/MegaMan7 video has a few jabs at PewDiePie.
** Quite a few to [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Mike Matei]].
** "AUGH, KIMI! STOP BEING [[ThePoochie A WEIRD RUGRAT THAT CAME LATER!]]"
** Arin claiming that Sega opted to officially cash in on Sonic porn. "Well, they had ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' greenlit, so..."
--->'''Jon:''' That's AWESOME! Where can we get it?\\
'''Arin:''' Um, [-[[DeviantArt deviantart.com]]/EVERYTHING!!-]
** In the finale of ''Metal Slug'', Arin takes great offense at being compared with [[FamilyGuy Bruce]].
--->'''Arin:''' ''Family Guy'' is like, "Ehh, Optimus Prime's a Jew. LOL." That's not even ''a joke''!\\
'''Jon:''' [[HypocrisyNod Have you seen our content, AIR-IN~?!!]]\\
'''Arin:''' uhhhh, I know a thing or two about [[CallBack "Knock Knock Who's There". Family Guy doesn't know SHIT about bananas!]]\\
'''Jon:''' Lemmie go ahead and give you ''our'' content: "OOOH! *fart noises*"
** RobertDeNiro gets the treatment during the Egg Wyvern battle, after Jon praises ''Film/AnalyzeThis''. Arin had already noted that De Niro was a poor interview.
--->"Barry, please put a clip of Robert [=DeNiro=] on a talk show going "[[FunnyCharacterBoringActor yes, yeah.]]" I need that."
** Creator/BrendanFraser's tombstone. (''Sonic'' #54)
--->[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: He's got a really big mouth ]]

---->[[/folder]]

[[folder: Screams well ]]

-->[[/folder]]

[[folder: What else can you say about the guy ]]

** During a Seinfeldian Conversation about Kevin Federline, Arin recalls that "he [[HeAlsoDId might've been a white hip hop artist]] for a day." (''Sonic'' #57)
--->'''Jon:''' Let me give you my favorite Kevin Federline song: ''Oops I put my pee pee in the [[BritneySpears wrong giiiirrrrl]]!'' ♪
** The majority of the 61st Sonic '06 episode was spent dishing dirt on ''Series/TheTester''. Especially how Arin was treated on it.
--->"A good Q&A tester for the entry-level position has to be able to figure out the differences between [[ExcuseQuestion this picture of a parrot and that picture of a parrot.]]"\\
"DAT ONE DAT ONE DAT ONE DAT ONE!"\\
"You're ''good'', you're ''hired''."
** Arin and Jon have taken several stabs to the IrateGamer. Notable examples are during several ''Sonic '06'' episodes and ''Incredible Crisis''. Jon mentions that the Irate Gamer is probably the [[AcceptableTargets only guy they could make fun of in the show without upsetting a large amount of their fans.]]
* TakeThatAudience: With particularly bad games, Arin/Jon cuss out the mischievous person who donated it. (''Blues Brothers'')
-->'''Arin:''' Carol Sitz, FUCK you!\\
'''Barry's Edit:''' ''Dearest Carol, I am afraid I must refuse your most munificent gifts at this juncture in time. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Warm regards, Arin. [[SophisticatedAsHell P.S. FUCK YOU]]''
* TantrumThrowing: Arin audibly hurls his controller to the floor in Part 20 of ''Sonic '06'', then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere slams the door without uttering a word]].
** Jon has one in FamilyFeud where Arin enters "C D Player" as an answer and the game accepts it as a ''Remote Control Car''.
* TastesLikeFeet: Danny says this word for word about blue cheese in Super Mario Sunshine Episode 45.
** Directly referenced in their ''Fire Red'' playthrough, episode 59, when Danny says coffee tastes like dirt, then butts, then feet.
* TemporarySubstitute: Throughout September 2013, Arin temporarily replaced Dan on ''Steam Train''. This was reflected in the intro by having Dan shot in the head by Arin (ending the song abruptly), who then threatens Ross at gunpoint to finish the song. This happened again during the holiday season in the same year, when ''Steam Train'' was renamed to ''Steam Sleigh'' and the usual intro song was changed to Jingle Bells with more appropriate lyrics.
* TemptingFate:
** At the end of ''Goof Troop'' episode 3, the Grumps say they'll unlock a gate on-screen in the next episode; Jon accidentally unlocks it while the camera's off. To make up for it, they promise to unlock the last gate of episode 4 at the beginning of episode 5. [[spoiler:Jon ''immediately'' unlocks said door, at which point he curses himself and the video is cut short.]]
** This exchange in the pirate ship on ''Goof Troop.''
--->'''Jon''': I'll keep one grappling hook.\\
'''Arin''': Oh God, we don't ''need'' it though. ''(enters next room, which requires two grappling hooks)'' It's gonna be da-\\
'''Jon''': '''Wow''', you ever heard of that word? What's it called? [[{{Irony}} I-RON-NEE]].
** Jon lamenting that he's winning Vs Grumps ''[[VictoryIsBoring again]]'', because Arin is "playing like a grey ape." (''NBA Jam'')
--->''(Arin immediately sinks 3-pointer)''\\
'''Arin:''' WOULD [[IronicEcho GREY APES]] MAKE ''THAT'' SHOT?!! '''''I DON' FUCKIN' T'INK SOOOOOOO!!!'''''"
** During their play through of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', Arin plows through most of Tanked Up Trouble, all the while insisting that he won't die. What happens near the end of the level? [[spoiler:He dies, and Jon finishes the level for him.]]
** Jon professing that he "grew up" playing ''Donkey Kong Country 2'', and growing weary with Arin's ineptitude. At last, he takes the controls.... and proceeds to lose all of his remaining lives, scream at an obnoxious Kloak ('''''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP!!]]'''''), and claim he doesn't remember the game being so hard. Meanwhile, Arin kicks back in quiet victory, and you can practically hear him munching popcorn.
--->''(dies)'' "Ok, they've...really gotta [[NeverMyFault fix the physics engine on that]]."\\
[a minute later]\\
"I think what's been making it so difficult is I haven't been able to use Dixie. She makes everything so much fucking easier... ''(Dixie falls to her death)'' '''''[[BigOMG OH GOD]]'''''"\\
[the same video...]\\
"I know what's gonna happen![Arin's] gonna pick it up and, like, squander our life on a porcupine or something! ''(falls in a pit and dies, screaming [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl like a little girl]])''
** Jon is actually feeling pumped at the start of the Shadow campaign in ''Sonic '06''. "So far it seems different."
--->''(Shadow stands horizontally on dune buggy.)''\\
'''Jon:''' Ho ho noooo. This ''soon''? This ''already''??
** Jon complains about the close-quarters field map in ''Chivalry'', so Arin suggests dueling on the elevator. [[DeathByFallingOver Guess how]] [[CherryTapping Arin dies]].
** Arin takes over for Jon in VideoGame/MegaMan7, calling him on his incompetent playing. He then calls down Rush, and then jumps ''over'' Rush into a spike pit.
** During ''Donkey Kong's Crash Course'', Jon compliments himself on having gotten pretty far on Course 1 and then crashes immediately after saying so.
--->'''Jon:''' I'm doing really good.\\
'''Arin:''' Yeah you are. You're really-\\
'''*Crash*'''\\
'''Arin:''' Okay. Protip: Don't get proud of yourself!
* ThatCameOutWrong: "We've never slept together, have we?"
** When playing ''Jeopardy!'' with Suzy's Mii and falling way into the red, Danny remarks "[[HoYay I'm blowing it for Suzy]]". Arin replies, "Dude, don't say it like that!"
** Jon had another one in ''VideoGame/MegamanVII'' with "Man it's really hard to get it in there." followed by immediate snickering by both Jon and Arin.
* ThatOneBoss: [[invoked]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Silver and Iblis]]. It generally takes the Grumps roughly 15 minutes to beat either of them each time, [[FakeDifficulty for all the wrong reasons]].
** They seem to have a problem with [[FakeDifficulty Freeze Man, Turbo Man,]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Doctor Wily]], invoking, "Man it's a shit strategy that your best is to get hit by an attack that does the ''least'' damage."
* ThatOneLevel: [[invoked]] Jon thinks of ''Donkey Kong Country's'' Poison Pond as this.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: The two have a tendency to break out singing at random intervals during their videos, and in one memorable case while playing ''[[FightingGame Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-c9ZQ9TwlI an improvised]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVMUE94di-w rap session]]. It's revealed in an episode of ''Jeopardy'' that [[HiddenDepths Jon was a musical theatre major in college]]. With Dan having taken over for Jon as the Not-So-Grump, this still takes place because Danny has a band called Music/NinjaSexParty.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Arin says "That makes me angry" when talking about how he couldn't play as who he wanted to in ''Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee''.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Jon when he performs his Belmont's LimitBreak by [[PerfectlyCromulentWord nanana-ing]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AZ5XZHIDh0 Vampire Killer]]", when playing ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' in Game Grumps versus.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Small portions of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''s theme song can be heard during the "___ WINS" screens at the end of Game Grumps VS videos.
* ThirdPersonPerson: They refer to their own [[WebVideo/JonTron web]] [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} sh]][[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries ows]] and Accounts as such.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The beginning of the Sonic '06 playthrough begins with Jon saying "Oh no". It's even the title of the episode.
* AThreesomeIsHot: Danny memorably discusses this during ''Super Mario Sunshine'', how he was friends with a lesbian couple and he was always hopeful he'd be invited to join one. This led to him being invited to an orgy (which he didn't go through with).
* TimeSkip: Between dropping the game off and picking it up again, though we don't notice. Though in the playthrough of ShinChan they claim to have put the game down long enough [[SarcasmMode to learn Japanese]].
* TinCanTelephone: In a short advertising TheMerch, the Grumps' telephone is shown to be a cup with the Jon face shown at the top of the article on it.
* TitleDrop: ''Amazing Island''
-->"What's that, Arin, what's that?"\\
"It's an ''island!'' It's looks..."\\
"'''''[[SpeakInUnison AMAAAAZIIIING!]]'''''"
* ToiletHumor: Arin loves his burps, but Jon just finds them disgusting.
** In contrast, two episodes (from ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' and ''VideoGame/MarioParty 8'') had Jon farting and Arin laughing himself silly.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWaBZEfwQrw This video]] is a good sampling of the show's ToiletHumor.
** Arin spends most of the ''Mickey Mousecapades'' video very descriptively comparing the game to various types of feces and diarrhea, as part of his intentionally uninspired, over-the-top parody of bad internet game reviewers. This later gets [[DefiedTrope defied]] by Danny in their playthrough of ''The Goonies 2'', as the game holds a special significance to him.
* TooDumbToLive: They make fun of the fact that Boggy Bear, in Episode 17 of VideoGame/BanjoKazooie, ate an item (A Jiggy) that was the exact same thing he's giving out (Twice) and that his children have.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chicken Alfredo, Monster energy drinks, and Snickers all recur frequently.
** Danny really really really likes Skittles.
* TradeSnark: Done by Arin after the TitleDrop in "Home Alone".
* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[ConversationalTroping Discussed]] in episode 2 of VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack, in regards to the entire trailer for SnowDogs being based around an out-of-context dream sequence.
* {{Troll}}: In the merchandise video, when Jon wets one of the display shirts and rubs it across the table as a ShamWow parody, Arin convinces him that he didn't get it on camera. [[OhCrap Jon's reaction says it all]].
* TwistEnding: The end of ''Megaton Punch''. [[VisualPun Literally]].
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Literally, as evidenced by a picture Jon takes during episode 20 of Pokemon Emerald.
* UncannyValley: Discussed InUniverse when talking about robot movements.
* UnfortunateName: In Pokemon Fire Red, their Charmander is named "Sch" because Arin accidentally hit the confirm button before he was done putting in the full name.
* UnPerson: Jon, arguably, since he left Grumps. Not one of the members of Game Grumps or Steam Train has mentioned Jon since he left. Even to the point where Danny and Arin discussed the Grant Kirkhope episode without mentioning Jon.
** This was actually averted at one point during a Steam Train episode of Castle Crashers when Ross mispronounces "Velociraptor". After hearing the mispronunciation, Barry briefly flashes back to a Sonic '06 episode where Jon and Arin talk about Ross's weird not-quite-Australian accent. It also serves as an early example of the Grumps codifying Ross as the show's resident [[ButtMonkey butt monkey]].
* UnusualEuphemism: "Peen", "dingle-dangle", "wee-wee" are all often used to refer to a man's penis. The less unusual "wiener" is used as well by Arin.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Beating the FinalBoss in the ShadowTheHedgehog campaign of Sonic 06 is completely disregarded for a conversation about ''Series/TheXFiles'', the JerseyDevil, and what scares people on a primal basis. It's not until the ClosingCredits are about to run that the two realize what's going on.
** Danny doesn't make a big deal about [[spoiler: Arin committing suicide]] in the ''Teletubbies'' episode until the very last minute.
* VerbalTic: Arin has a habit of saying "Fucking..." before his sentences, especially if he's joking around. In the Jeopardy playthrough alone he says "Fucking" literally almost 150 times.
** Jon likes to say 'Legitimately' or 'Legit'.
** They both like using the word "squander" a lot.
** Arin and Jon both like using "ass" as a kind of pseudo-adjective, such as "[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie sad-ass bear child]]", "[[Franchise/DonkeyKong Donkey-ass Kong]]", and "MichaelJordan[[SpaceJam -ass]] [[FascinatingEyebrow face]]". They do it so much that somebody made a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZclMfhPmbw compilation video]]... that runs for ''23 minutes''.
** Danny has actually repeatedly acknowledged that he uses the word "totally" far too frequently. His go to insult seems to be anything involving multiple dicks like "Bag of dicks" or "Go climb a wall of dicks".
* VerySpecialEpisode: Episode 19 of ''Wind Waker HD'' was taken up by Danny's very serious and heartfelt story about his struggles with OCD when he was younger, how it lead to some serious depression, and how he managed to overcome them. The fan reaction was overwhelmingly positive, to the point where in a later episode Danny did a special recording thanking everyone for their responses and apologized for not being able to respond to them all individually.
* ViewersAreGeniuses:
** Arin during their ''Goof Troop'' playthrough begins talking about the fourth dimension, and preemptively admonishes the viewers for saying time is the fourth dimension, when he meant a fourth spatial dimension.
** Much of episode 10 of ''Emerald'' is spent discussing relativistic physics, faster than light travel, and paradoxes.
** The two of them spend half of episode 11 of ''Kirby Super Star'' arguing about theoretical international economics.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: In the third ''Goof Troop'' boss battle, Jon and Arin throw stalactites at each other to trigger non-lethal MercyInvincibility to avoid the bosses' attacks.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jon and Arin take tons of cracks at each other, both serious and joking, and both laugh it off. Averted wth Dan and Arin, as they're similar enough in temperament to avoid any major clashes. However, both of them have this dynamic with Ross.
** Their t-shirt ads purposely portray them as this.
** Dan and Arin discuss this on episode 8 of Sparkster:
--->'''Dan:''' I think [we insult each other] because we love each other more, and we show love in the classic brotherly fashion of telling each other to go fuck themselves.
* VocalDissonance: Meta Knight dubbed by Jon in ''Kirby Super Star #5''
* VoiceOfTheLegion: They attempt to do one together during part nine of their ''Link to the Past'' playthrough.
* WaifFu: Discussed in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1. Jon feels it can get silly and ruin immersion, Arin thinks it's cool.
* WaxingLyrical: Arin takes the reigns from Jon... only to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saAir34l_LY#t=4m55s drunkenly try swimming up a waterfall of lava.]]
-->'''Jon:''' '''''WELLTHENWHYWOULDYOUTAKEITFROMETHEN?!!''''' Why would take it from me in the middle of the-- of ''the death swamp''?\\
'''Arin:''' Because... because [[BillyJoel I go walking in my sleep!]]
** "[[KonamiCode Up up down down left right left right B A Start!]] But I shouldn't have to tell you, 'cuz you should have it down to an art!" (''Sonic 06'' #44) This is actually from [[http://vulpvibe.bandcamp.com/track/noise-channel-rocker a song by Renard]]; Jon gives props to him in another video.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In the ''Gundam: Battle Assault 2'' Vs., Danny steamrolls his way through the first few matches with Big Zam, a [[PurposelyOverpowered playable boss character]]. Arin finally manages to make a comeback, and how does he best him in the final round? [[spoiler: By getting his character behind Big Zam. Big Zam can't attack Arin's character as easily, even though it has some moves that work from behind, and to turn it around requires a special move-esuqe input command ''that Danny doesn't know''.]]
* WeaponOfChoice:
** In ''Mega Man 7'', they typically preferred the [[LightningGun Thunder Bolt]], only switching out due to either a lack of ammo, [[SpringJump Rush Coil]], or for {{Elemental Rock Paper Scissors}}. After gaining [[PoweredArmor Rush Adapt]], it became their new default.
** In ''Kirby Super Star'', Arin's favorite Kirby character (and weapon) is Poppy Bros. Jr for his Bomb ability. Jon uses Ninja whenever he has the option, and also is partial to Hammer.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In talking about the [[CaptainPlanet Trope Namer]]:
-->'''Jon:''' .."They're like, 'Love!' Or is it, are they like 'Fire!' 'Water!' 'Wind!' 'Love!' And it's like, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitch]], love ain't a element! Love ain't even a real--"\\
'''Arin:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "It's heart."]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: From Pokemon [=FireRed=] Part 17.
--> '''Arin:''' ''Hh''ello mah neym is Milton, I em from Milton's Milton fectory.\\
'''Danny:''' Oh, Milton, I see you've create [sic] many Miltons from your Milton's, [[{{Corpsing}} fff]], your Milton mohlds.\\
'''Arin:''' Thenk you for noticing, I have minny Miltons on sell for tirty-nein dohlars apiece.\\
'''Danny:''' Tell me sahmthing. My neym is Milton end I would like a Milton, do you hev Miltons?\\
'''Arin:''' Yesss.\\
'''Danny:''' Rilly?\\
'''Arin:''' Yesss.\\
'''Danny:''' Hau menny Miltons?\\
'''Arin:''' Ay loht.\\
'''Danny:''' Ay milliyon Meeltons?
** This exchange goes on for [[OverlyLongGag nearly two minutes]].
* WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: From Part 69 of Sonic '06:
-->'''Arin''': Well, you know, when life gives you lemons...\\
'''Jon''': What, Arin? What?\\
'''Arin''': Uh, you kill yourself.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Does Jackal Take Place]]: Every level of {{VideoGame/Jackal}} ends with the military commandos pointing to a map and saying "Here?" Arin speculates about them getting lost in the wrong war as a result, while Danny speculates the game takes place on Mars.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Over time, it's become pretty clear that Jon has a strong fear of spiders.
* WithFriendsLikeThese:
-->'''Jon''': You know...I took in what you said and I don't care.\\
'''Arin''': Glad to know I have friends like you.
* WorfHadTheFlu
** Jon has won almost all ''Vs'' challenges after the first one, where he [[RunningGag legitimately]] had controller problems. He also didn't do to well in the second round of Brawl matches, but he claimed this was because he was tired.
** Jon initially did terrible in Clayfighter, but at the start of the final round, he admitted that he didn't actually know the controls to the game. [[StatusQuoIsGod Arin did let Jon beat him up while explaining the controls in the final match]].
* TheWoobie: They often make characters out to be this, notably Gloop and Moundo. See AlternateCharacterInterpretation. [[invoked]]
** Hoshi, a character made up on the spot when Dan states that there's nothing sadder than a sad Japanese man. He presumably got blamed for the loss of his co-workers' jobs (even if it wasn't his fault), and while feeling miserable, he still empathizes with his wife's bad day, which is much less bad in comparison, and won't let other people inconvenience themselves for his sake despite how bad he has it... They then completely subvert any sympathy for him by stating that he's a [[PaedoHunt pedophile]], and when he feels down, his wife allows him to indulge in pictures of young children.
* WordSaladLyrics: The Grumps indulge in some a capella, which is often more entertaining than the game they're playing.
* WrittenInInfirmity: The Grumps have been coughing their lungs out ever since they came back from [=MAGfest=].
* WrenchWench: The female mechanic in ''Biker Mice From Mars'', [[GeekyTurnOn Arin and Danny both agree that girls who can fix cars are hot.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: In ''Goof Troop'', when Jon was given a shovel, then came across a golden emerald-studded key on top of a dirt field, he assumed that [[AllThatGlitters the key was fake]] and he was supposed to dig up the real key. It turned out to be SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity so he and Arin could dig up some extra lives for the upcoming boss. Apparently Jon forgot that the previous Boss Key was [[NoticeThis also that fancy-looking]].
* YouCantFightFate [[ItMakesSenseInContext With Bubbles]]! - Courtesy of Danny, from the Bubble Bobble Game Grumps versus.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Arin has a [[FreakOut much more]] [[UnstoppableRage violent]] version of this in part 32 of ''Super Mario Sunshine''. After repeatedly failing [[ThatOneLevel the pachinko level]], he ''finally'' gets all the Red Coins ... but ''just'' as he is about to get the Shine Sprite, the game glitches out and sends Arin falling to his death.
-->'''Arin:''' OH! OH MY GOD! ARE YOU ''FUCKING'' KIDDING ME?!\\
'''Danny:''' What happened?!\\
'''Arin:''' ''WHAT HAPPENED?!?!''
* YouSayTomato: "You know, [[SubvertedTrope potato, potarrruh.]]"
* YourMom: At the beginning of the first ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'' video:
-->'''Jon:''' "One Piece" like [[Manga/OnePiece the anime]]?\\
'''Arin:''' No, like your mom.
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