An Abridged Series using footage from the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' {{OVA}}s, covering Part 3 of the series. Created by [=AntfishFTW=] and featuring a voice cast from a few other TAS's. The series has 10 episodes (the 5th acting as a SeasonFinale); with Episodes 9 and 10 having 2 and 3 parts respectively. Found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/AntfishTAS here]].

A new series using footage from the 2012 anime, covering Parts 1 & 2 of the series, is currently in production, and three episodes have been released.

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* ActorAllusion - The Comment Special uses this for a joke. A comment is made referring to how Dio sounds like TimCurry, and then Dio proceeds to ask other characters their opinions on this. The characters being [[TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]], [[WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks Lord Dragaunus]], [[BrutalLegend Emperor Doviculus]], and [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank N. Furter]]. [[spoiler:...Oh, and [[{{It}} Pennywise the Clown]] shows up late to the party.]] And a pan full of [[VisualPun curry]] who doesn't hear it.
** Another one shows up in Episode 4. When Polnareff gets a knife lodged in his back courtesy of J. Geil, he screams out "''ZE IRONY!!''", which might not make much sense until you remember he's based off of [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]].
* AmbiguouslyGay - Dio. Sure, he hits on Power Girl in the Stand Idol segment, but it sounds a lot like posturing.
** The "Dio's First Kiss" short pretty much throws him into the TransparentCloset.
* AnachronismStew: Moreso in the "In 12 BC" video where mentions are made of the Internet, Google, and Youtube. In ancient Aztec territory. Mocked as well when Chief Steroidicus complains about how hard it is to get a signal in their time.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Or rather, Animal Wrongs HERO, in the case of PETA-Man.
* AnythingThatMoves - Dio, if the Comment Special is anything to go by.
* ArtShift
** Flashback (as well as FlashForward) scenes in the original series are mainly shown as manga screenshots, since the OVA was the only available animated source at the time.
** Plus, the second half of the series comes from footage of the '90s [=OVA=] series, while the first half was made from the more recent series which was made to fill in the missing portions of the story. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end when Jotaro's mother Holly wakes up from her coma, and she looks completely different.
--> '''Suzi Q''': [[{{Beat}} ...]] Weren't you a brunette before?
* AuthorAppeal: Antfish likes sprinkling some pro-wrestling here and there.
* {{Badass}} - Even when played for comedy, Jotaro still comes across this way.
* BlackComedyRape - Hol Horse's dreams of being raped by the [[Series/BlueCollarComedy Blue Collar Boys]]. [[spoiler:And [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Mr. Popo]].]]
* BrickJoke
** [[spoiler:Avdol does actually end up going to [=McDonalds=]!]]
** FAJITAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! And Peta-Man.
** [[spoiler:"Jotaro can read minds!"]]
* BerserkButton
** Do NOT mention 9/11 around Avdol or blame him for causing it.
** Don't ever tell Leone Abbacchio that there's no such thing as a world inside a mirror ("The last person who said that got '''KILLED!'''")
** Don't compare Kakyoin to Keanu Reeves when his shades are on.
--> '''Dio:''' [[MemeticMutation U mad?]]
--> '''Kakyoin:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis YES. I. MAD!]]
** And certainly don't refer to Booster Gold as Green Lantern.
--> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis BOOSTER! F*CKING! GOLD!!!]] Who put you up to this?!
* BigDamnHeroes: Polnareff jumping at Dio from behind before he can decapitate Jotaro, and earlier [[spoiler:"Avdol returning and saving Polnareff from justice".]]
* ButtMonkey: Polnareff. Even more so than the source material.
* CallBack: The first time the gang meet Polnareff, Joseph gets a rapier through his artificial hand and screams "Ooh, my sexy hand!!". Around the final 3-part episode, Jotaro nails Dio's Stand with a deft punch, damaging its fists and as a consequence, cutting up Dio's hand. And he says the very same thing.
** And in the same video, just before he goes to cut Jotaro's head off, Dio remarks that he's been "looking for a place to store (his) bottle-caps." One earlier side video, "In 12 BC, Stone Mask was Beginning", after having sacrificed a virgin to become a vampire, when asked what they should do with her head, Aztec Chief Steroidicus tells them to give it to him, as he's been looking for a place to store his bottle-caps...
-->'''Chief Steroidicus''': And my PENIS!!!
* CallingYourAttacks
** Subverted, Jotaro interrupts Dio as he calls out his Stand.
--> '''Dio:''' "The Worl-!" *Dio gets socked in the face by Star Platinum*
--> '''Star Platinum:''' '''Shut the [[PrecisionFStrike F**K UP!]]'''
** Played straight with the Jotaro Punch.
** Also with Kakyoin's [[CrossesTheLineTwice "Child Abuse Throw!"]]
* CatchPhrase
** Avdol's "I have found the only way to defeat X is to BURN IT." where X is whatever they happen to be facing at the time. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Joseph when he asks if Avdol is trying to get that printed on a T-shirt.
** Double-subverted during episode 8, when he's [[CatchphraseInterruptus interrupted by Polnareff]], denies that he was going to say it because "That's just retarded."...and then proceeds to [[spoiler:open Dio's casket]] by burning it. (It's hard to hear, but he actually screams PSYCHE! right before unleashing Magician's Red. He was just messing with Polnareff.)
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: Averted for laughs with Polnareff, who doesn't want to run away from getting revenge on J. Geil and Hol Horse for Abdul's recent death.
-->'''Polnareff''' (...) [[{{CriticalResearchFailure}} I'm french! We never surrender!]]
-->'''Kakyoin:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes, and I'm Japanese so I've never flown over]] PearlHarbor- WE GOTTA GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
* CloudCuckoolander - Jotaro. His pen pal is Duck Dodgers, and he writes to him like it's a letter to Penthouse. Let's leave it at that. Given that Joseph isn't much better, it probably runs in the family.
** And while none of the characters (Except Kakyoin) are paragons of sanity, Holly might just be the worst of them.
* ClusterFBomb - Joseph drops quite a few when he flashes back to his final fight with Cars.
* ContinuityNod:
** Antfish is clearly a fan of the whole of [=JoJo=], because he'll slip in little jokes about the other parts of the series. Other than the blatant ones such as the flashback to the Cars fight and the reference to Dio burning Danny (Jonathan Joestar's dog in Part 1), there's also little asides like Jotaro telling Polnareff not to get trapped in a turtle.
--> '''Joseph''': You're like the son I [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial will probably never, ever have]]...Josuke.[[note]]In the manga, Joseph and Jotaro would later go on to meet Joseph's illegitimate son, Josuke Higashikata.[[/note]]
--> '''Jotaro''': Jotaro.
--> '''Joseph''': Johnny.
** Also, there's a another incredibly stealthy one from the "World Inside the Mirror" spinoff, "WHEELY HIGH." BrickJoke because [[spoiler:Giorno and his gang soon meet Polnareff, confined to a wheelchair, who had also seen the Mirror World before.]]
** And even later in Episode 10:
--> '''Polnareff''': I guess I'll just.....Stay here....Getting used to [[spoiler:not moving my legs.....]]
** Jotaro making a "Your Girlfriend" joke on Dio is karmic, since he tried to steal Jonathan's fiance Erina.
** And he references the memetic steamroller scene:
-->''Maybe he ran out of '''steam''' and just '''rolled''' out of there.''
** At one point, Dio refers to Vanilla Ice as his favourite henchman. Cue a quick cut to a very sad looking Enrico Pucci.
* DontExplainTheJoke:
** "It's funny because there are bitches in the way that need to move."
** Also, from episode 7:
-->'''Bartender:''' [...] Do you know where my foot will be if you don't order a drink?
-->'''Joseph:''' ''(sigh)'' We'll have four iced teas--
-->'''Bartender:''' It will be up your ass. Just saying.
* DoubleMeaning: When Polnareff laments about Abdul being dead "Just like WesternAnimation/{{the Iron Giant}}", Kakyoin points out that he survived. "He" could refer to both Abdul '''and''' the Iron Giant, since both seemingly died only to come back.
* EagleLand: Hol Horse.
--> '''Hol Horse''': I don't care if you're speaking Chinamanese, that sure ain't no Uncle Sam talk I hear!
* {{Emo}}:
** Jotaro accuses Hierophant Green of this after hearing that it likes to "hide underneath hair bangs."
--> '''Jotaro''': So it's emo?
--> '''Kakyoin''': Wha- no, it's not emo!
--> '''Jotaro''': You said it likes to hide in hair bangs. Pretty sure that's an emo thing.
--> '''Kakyoin''': That doesn't mean it's emo!
--> '''Jotaro''': Dude, it is crying from its wrist. That is ''hard'' emo, bro.
** Made even funnier by the fact that Music/LinkinPark's ''Crawling'' is playing in the background as he says it.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Lampshaded when Kakyoin is referred to as "the only reason women watch this show."
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Dio's status as this gets parodied when N'Doul is gushing at length about how wonderful Dio is, and by the time he gets to "His trapezius muscles tore through his shirt," Jotaro interjects with "[[TooMuchInformation Okay, I'm getting a little uncomfortable...]]" and N'Doul immediately tells him to shut up because "Dio Brando's a sexy man!"
* FakeCrossover:
** [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Mr. Popo]] shows up in Hol Horse's nightmare at the end of episode five.]]
*** [[spoiler:And at the end of episode 8, King Yemma determined Avdol's place in heaven: [[BrickJoke at the McDonalds]].]]
** Also, [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Seto Kaiba, voiced by LittleKuriboh himself,]] pops up for a second when D'arby accuses Jotaro of not following the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney rules]].]]
----> [[spoiler:'''Kaiba:''' Kick his ass, Jotaro.]]
** "[[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Fire Lord Avdol.]]"
*** Which gets reciprocated in episode 11 of ''AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' when Avdol is one of Zhao's advisors. He, of course, advises that "The only way to defeat the water tribe is to burn it."
* FamousLastWords: [[WoundedGazelleGambit Mocked]], then played straight.
--> [[spoiler:'''Dio''': My only regret is that I didn't get to say [[CatchPhrase WRYY]][[KilledMidSentence --!]]]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Pannacotta Fugo discovers the horrifying secret of the mirror world:
-->'''Fugo''': Well, this doesn't seem so bad- '''Oh my God, they spelled "trash" backwards!'''
* FlashForward: The "Flashback to the Future" segments.
* FourthWallMailSlot: The "comment special" video.
* GetALoadOfThatSquare: In episode 1, Joseph tries speaking entirely in slang he learned from an in-flight movie on the way to Japan.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Joseph regularly says "Dagnabbit," but isn't at all afraid to use other, more powerful words.
* GrammarNazi: Dio doesn't like grammar errors during the comment special.
--> '''Dio''': ''reading a fan comment''
--> '''Takahata101''': Cast List Antfish - Everyone I SEE WOT U DID THAR
--> '''Dio''': Well, I wished you saw what you typed because you can't f*cking spell.
* GrandFinale: Episode 10, in 3 parts. It's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]], and all-in-all [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kickass]].
* GratuitousFrench - Half of the words that comes out of Polnareff's mouth.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Episode 4.
--> '''Kakyoin''': Heads, Polnareff wins. Tails, J. Geil loses.
--> '''J. Geil''': ''*thinking*'' That's not fair, either one I choose I... ''uh-oh''.
* HoldUpYourScore
-->'''Joseph''': Aw, [[PrecisionFStrike f*** you]], Germany!
* HomoeroticSubtext:
** Parodied when Jotaro walks past Kakyoin in a series of freeze-frames, with a "Creator/{{CLAMP}} Warning" meter at the bottom of the screen that skyrockets just as he passes him. And then plummets back to zero when Jotaro walks past him and turns his attention to Enya.
** Also shows up in the "Or is there?" video:
--->'''Abbacchio''': So don't ''ever'' say there's no such thing as a world inside a mirror! Got it?
--->'''Giorno''': *beat* You smell nice.
--->'''Abbacchio''': *stunned silence*
* IHaveManyNames - The Rock introduces himself as such when auditioning for Stand Idol.
--> The Rock: Rocky, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, The People's Champ, Dwayne Johnson, [[LargeHam the Most EEEEEEEEEELECTRIFYING MAN IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT!]]
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: Jotaro is not happy to learn that Jolyne is allergic to fajitas.
* InNameOnly: Abridged? The final episode is in three parts, and is nearly as long as the final episode of the OVA. Though shortening it would be difficult without cutting out material important to the plot, as the final battle rages across the entire city. And onto a river. And it's still hilarious.
** In addition, large parts of the series are played exactly the same as they are in the base series, with some jokes added. Compare to other abridged series where if you hadn't seen the original the story would be unrecognizable. JJBA is just that crazy to begin with.
* InsaneTrollLogic - Joseph's interpretation of Kakyoin attacking the clock tower, which leads him to believe that Dio's stand [[spoiler:can breathe fire]].
** Also counts as a case of FridgeBrilliance as to his conclusion. [[spoiler:Why would Joseph be so scared of fighting a fire-using enemy? Because Esidisi nearly killed him using that kind of power, not to mention the miscellaneous fiery explosions, the volcano thing with Kars, Kars melting his leg with the Ripple, almost burning up in re-entry -- fire has never been Joseph's best friend (though it's still possible the reference was unintentional).]]
* InsistentTerminology - Episode 7
-->'''Joseph''': As you all know, months have passed since we left for Egypt.
-->'''Polnareff''': We've only been gone for three weeks.
-->'''Joseph''': MONTHS. Have passed.
* JiveTurkey - N'Doul.
* KitchenSinkIncluded: As in the original, [[BigBad Dio]] [[TimeMaster stops time]] and throws dozens of knives at a frozen Jotaro until there are too many for him to block or avoid. Before starting time up again, he adds, "And for comedic effect..." and a kitchen sink gets photoshopped into the scene.
* LargeHam - Dio was already one to begin with, but the Abridged Series cranked it up to 11.
* LeeroyJenkins: Jotaro; he even quotes the trope namer.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction
** Polnareff's reaction when he is set on fire by Avdol?
---> '''Polnareff''': [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "I appeared to have burst into flames..."]]
** Kakyoin's response to getting sliced across the eyes by Geb? "Ow."
** Jotaro is also quite fond of this trope. For example: he does not so much as flinch while [[spoiler:a zombified baby GNAWS ON HIS KNEECAP.]] Cue the following dialogue.
---> Kakyoin: Doesn't that hurt?
---> Jotaro: Doesn't what hurt?
---> Kakyoin: Aren't you in pain?!
---> Jotaro: What is "pain"?
** "Ban-dage? What a strange device. [[IsItSomethingYouEat Do...do I eat it?]] Is...is it microwavable? Does it...taste like...poptarts? I don't know."
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Antfish used to do professional voice acting for radio after all.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction:
** "I sprained my ankle!"
** [[DontExplainTheJoke It's worth noting that Joseph complained of this after getting stabbed in the throat.]]
* MythologyGag: The infamous CLAMP Jotaro/Kakyoin doujin is referenced on occasion, particularly in "The Mother of Jolyne Kujo."
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The original Music/VanillaIce was nothing like his namesake.
* NoDeadBodyPoops: While FakingTheDead, Jotaro goes so far as to crap his pants when Dio decides to check for that as well.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer
** "His name is Music/VanillaIce."
--> '''[[Franchise/MetalGear Colonel Campbell]]''': [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros I am]] ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros not]]'' [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros kidding]].
** Also pulled two off earlier in Episode 4, during the infamous "beat your bum" line.
--> '''Polnareff''': What's that? [[HoYay You say I can beat your bum?]] OHOHOHOHO! [[note]]The actual dub dialogue was "What's that? I can beat your bum? Oh, you're into THAT stuff!" and was more or less accurate to the manga.[[/note]] (Subtitle: ACTUAL DUB DIALOGUE)
** Then when Polnareff and Kakyoin see J. Geil's Hanged Man in the chrome of their vehicle's steering wheel, the bizarre case of LipLock from the dub is referenced here by Kakyoin stating:
--> '''Kakyoin''': POLNAREFF! He's in the CHROME of the STEERING WHEEL! (Subtitle: ACTUAL DUB INFLECTION)
* OhCrap:
** Many, many from episode ten:
--> '''Jotaro:''' [[spoiler:[[ImprobableWeaponUser What's he doing with that stopsign?]] [[CombatPragmatist Why'd he break that stopsign in half?]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Why's he coming over here?]] Oh no, oh no, no no no, NO NO NO NO!]]

--> '''Dio''': *tossing a ship* Enjoy your stay on the S.S. Plummet, Jotaro!
--> '''Jotaro''': [[CaptainObvious That's a boat--]] *boat crashes into him*

--> '''Jotaro:''' [[spoiler:[[ContinuityNod Maybe he ran out of steam, and rolled on out of here.]]]]
--> '''Dio:''' [[spoiler:*overhead with a gas tanker* LOOK WHAT I'VE GOOOOOOOT!]]
--> '''Jotaro:''' [[spoiler:Well...that's a first.]]
** And, last but not least, Dio [[spoiler:when Jotaro stops time]] in what has to be one of the most epic instances of YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe of all time:
--> "Why can't I move? Wh... why can't I- No, ''no'', ''nonono'''''NONO!''' '''MOTHERF**KER!!!''' NO! NO! NO! NO! BULLS**T! BULLS**T! BULLS**T!"
* ProductPlacement: Briefly mocked in episode 9 (and was present in the original OVA as well) when Joseph and Kakyoin land in front of a large 7-UP sign.
--> '''Joseph''': ''Gee, I really feel thirsty all of a sudden...''
* PunctuatedForEmphasis - In Episode 9, the Chauffeur's speech patterns are...odd.
--> '''Chauffeur''': SON. OF A HIPPO'S. LEFT. NUT.
* QuipToBlack - "'cause I'm cold... ''as ice.''" ([[MemeticMutation YEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!]])
* RantInducingSlight: Doppio grows steadily more impatient and temperamental when more and more people keep dialling his number while he's expecting an important call from Diavolo. He finally blows his top upon getting yet another call from [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Roman Bellic]] thinking he was calling Niko for a bowling invitation. And then he accidentally blows his top when Diavolo finally does call him.
* RealSongThemeTune
** KillswitchEngage's cover of RonnieJamesDio's (who was the BigBad's namesake) "Holy Diver". Dio's original version is later used at the end of episode 8, when Dio makes his first non-shadowed appearance.
** DarkReprise: The above use of Holy Diver could be considered this.
** The anime uses a shortened version of its actual opening theme.
* RefugeInAudacity
** Using N'Doul as a jive turkey? Possibly offensive to some. Proceeding to ramp it up by then quick-cutting to most known black stereotypes within only 10 seconds? ''Hilarious''.
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims: J. Geil does this by bragging about killing Polnareff's sister.
-->I raped her, then I killed her, then I dressed her up as Liza Minelli, then I raped her again. I know, I'm f***ed up like that.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Ironically, whilst Dio mocks one comment for spelling Polnareff's name as "Boneraff", Antfish frequently typoes his name as "Polneraff."
* RuleSixtyThree - A genderflipped picture of Dio and Jotaro is shown in episode 7, complete with LesYay. Very Squickish. [[spoiler:Said genderflipped Dio made an appearance on the comment special.]]
* {{Short Runner|s}} - Seeing as how the original OVA (and therefore, the abridged series) only covered a portion of the series with two [=OVAs=] (One made in 1993 with only 6 episodes, ad the later OVA with 7 episodes for a total of only 13 episodes), it really can't be helped.
** Thankfully, this trope is subverted as after the new anime series, the abridged series is starting up again, adapting parts 1 and 2 (the original adapted part 3).
* ShoutOut: Even with just ''ten'' episodes, the shoutouts are already too numerous to count, so [[ShoutOut/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged enjoy them having their own page!]]
* SoundEffectBleep
* SpiritAdvisor: Jotaro's appears to him in times of dire need in the form of [[spoiler:Creator/SteveBuscemi]].
* StraightMan: Avdol, despite being an [[BerserkButton easily angered]] [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] with megalomaniacal life goals, is by far the most level-headed of the Joestar troupe.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Dio ends up having a desire to TakeOverTheWorld around the end of the final episode, speaking of a world of fear, ruled by him, Dio. [[spoiler:Enter the realization that he, Dio, can't move.]]
* TakeThat:
** "I never thought I'd say this... but thank you, Manga/{{Bleach}}... you saved my life... [[ComicBook/{{Incarnate}} I hope you never get plagiarized.]]"
** And after listening to the theme for "Jojo's Bizarre WesternAnimation/AdventureTime":
---> '''Jotaro''': "That's... amazing!"
---> '''Dio''': "What, that something so indie could be so mainstream?"
---> '''Jotaro''': "No, that [[NetworkDecay Cartoon Network's still making cartoons.]]"
* TemptingFate
** Two examples.
---> '''Antfish''': (on viewing Star Platinum pulling Hierophant Green from a girl's mouth) [[NauseaFuel Oh God, it's so gross! Ugh, stop it, stop it!]] *hits pause* Oh God, that looks so gross! Ugh... It'd be even worse in reverse...
---> *scene rewinds*
---> '''Antfish''': OH GOD I WAS RIGHT!
** And
---> '''Joseph''': Guess what, everyone! We're one of the first Abridged Series' to go six episodes without a Franchise/MetalGear reference!
---> '''Others''': Huzzah! *cue exclamation point and alert sound*
---> '''Joseph''': Dagnabit!
** Another...
--->'''Joseph''': Nobody make a sound...
--->'''Jotaro''': '''[[LeeroyJenkins LEEEEEERRRRRROOOOOOYYYYYYY!!!!!]]'''
** Invoked, then played straight later in the episode.
---> '''Joseph''': All right, so long as no one jinxes it-
--->'''Jotaro''': Hey, Granddad, the stand's dead.
---> *Geb attacks Joseph*
* TimCurry: Abridged Dio is basically him to a peg.
** And so is everyone else played by Tim Curry.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WspPtwaN5wg&t=4m44s "Hnyrhuhnyrhuhnyyr-huhhuh-hughnyrhughnyrhuhnyrhuhnyyrhuhthosef***ingducks"]]
* TheUnreveal: Dio's speaking voice gets roughly a third of a second of screen time before [[CrowningMomentOfFunny being interrupted by the opening titles]]. Subverted in Episode 8, when we finally hear him speak.
* TooMuchInformation: In episode 3. [[spoiler:After the plane crash in the beginning and their entry onto the ship-stand Strength]], one of the pilots gets close to Forever the orangutan and teases him about what he's reading. Kakyoin goes into [[spoiler:very dark and grisly]] detail about what the orangutan could do to a normal human being.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Jotaro is easily distracted by any mention of fajitas.
* VillainousBreakdown
** Dio has a short but massive one when he learns Jotaro can [[spoiler:stop time ''and'' do it so that Dio can't move]].
** And of course, there's D'Arby's infamous one, when [[spoiler:Jotaro's high speed stand bluff trick-cum mind molestation]] makes D'Arby lose his shit epically.
* VerbalTic:
** "''I'', '''Dio''', do not know why ''I'', '''Dio''', am included as an example here."
** Also a nod to actual canon where in Dio often refers to himself as (based on rough translation) "this Dio".
** D'Arby over-emphasizing the "oo" sound in anything he says.
*** And always cutting to the exact same sequence of animation whenever he does, even when it makes no sense [[RuleOfFunny and is just there because it's funny]].
* VisualPun: In the comment special, in the aforementioned answer to a comment saying he sounds like Tim Curry, Dio, after asking other Tim Curry-voiced actors (including Dr. Frank N. Furter), then asks a pan full of curry. [[spoiler:Personally, he doesn't hear it.]]
* VocalEvolution: Kakyoin's voice went from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR6_LCeEj5c#t=2m48s this]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdWNal_XTc#t=5m34 this]]. Note that everyone else hasn't changed a whole lot.
* WackySoundEffect: The series is filled with this to add to [[RuleOfFunny the funny factor]]. Ends up lampshaded in Episode 4 when Polnareff and Kakyoin's car gets knocked about by J. Geil, making squeaky toy noises as it goes.
--->'''Polnareff''': Why don't you tell me when the car was rolling over it was making [[LampshadeHanging funny honking noises]]?
* WaxingLyrical:
** Polnareff attempts to pick-up Enya using only song lyrics. She immediately notices this.
--> Enya: Are you just reciting song lyrics?
--> Polnareff: ...[[{{Blink182}} I want to fuck a dog in the ass.]]
** As noted above, D'Arby quotes several lines from "Ace of Spades" when he introduces himself.
* WhatIf - The whole point of the epilogue episode, really.
* XDaysSince - The first episode has this.
--> "Welcome to Japan. [[TemptingFate Days without a giant monster attack: eight.]]" *Giant monster attacks* "Scratch that, zero."
* YourMom: Well, more like Your Girlfriend.
-->'''Dio''': They were really hard punches!
-->'''Jotaro''': Not as hard as my dick...
-->'''Dio''': Wait--what!?
-->'''Jotaro''': ...when I f*cked your girlfriend!

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[[folder: 2012 series]]

* AlternateContinuity[=/=]ContinuityReboot: Aside from any possible references to the previous abridged series and unless he skips Part 3 if it's done in the anime, this is probably the case. That, or [[http://antfish.tumblr.com/post/55838169333/episode-1-of-phantom-blood-abridged-doesnt-match-up Made in Heaven]] already restarted the universe.
* AnachronismStew: Present in the OVA series as well, but the anime takes it to extremes. For starters, the bullies Dio hangs with are dubstep fans, and Jack the Ripper is a brony.
* BerserkButton: If George Joestar cooks steak for you, DO NOT SAY IT WAS MERELY "OKAY." He killed a cow in front of her children to get that steak! Jonathan learns this the hard way.
** Don't be a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Brony]] in front of William Antonio Zeppeli.
* BondJamesBond: Because Zeppeli is a big fat SeanConnery tribute, he introduces himself as:
-->'''Zeppeli. William A. Zeppeli.'''
* BrickJoke: To [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwgZhR-DTdE Dio's First Kiss.]] [[spoiler:[[AmbiguouslyGay Dio]] finally got that erection. [[HoYay But only when Jonathan headbutted him.]]]]
* BuriedAlive: Dio's father, courtesy of Dio himself. Though to his credit, Dario's antidote kicked in a little too late.
* CallBack: A meta one: Jonathan's line about the Joestar Sex Drive is a reference to the previous Abridged series where at one point, Joseph feared that DIO was after his "unlimited sex drive."
* CallForward: Jonathan mentions that when he asks Zeppeli about the specifics behind the Ripple power, Zeppeli usually tells him not to worry "as it probably won't be relevant in the next 100 years." [[spoiler:A hundred years later, now everyone has Stands instead.]]
** William A. Zeppeli isn't fond of the name "Caesar", as he'd rather die than know anyone named after a salad.
* CatchPhrase: George's short lived "Before your [insert action here], let me ask you, how do you like your steak?"
* CloudCuckoolander: Speedwagon wants to buy Candy Land and be its Duke-King-President.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Sort of. The shot of a fangirl pinching Jonathan's butt was one of many drawings submitted to Antfish by fans for the episode. The honorable mentions received their own video a few weeks later.
* CrosswordPuzzle:
--> '''Dio''': What's a three letter word for... "[[{{Jerkass}} total dick]]"?
--> '''Jonathan''': DIO!!!
--> '''Dio''': Hey, that works.
* CurbstompBattle: In episode 2. Dio throws a punch. Jonathan takes it like a man; i.e. his faces moves an inch and then he forces Dio's hand back by ''turning his head''. Jonathan shoves Dio flying off the balcony.
* DescriptionCut: When Jonathan is explaining the result of his boxing match with Dio, he said it's a fair fight. It's not.
* FairForItsDay: InUniverse. A simple kiss is considered "third base".
* FallingInLoveMontage: Lampshaded.
* {{Fanservice}}: The scene where Dio's [[ClothingDamage shirt is destroyed by the fire in the mansion]] is {{lampshaded}} by Dio himself.
-->Check your panties and tell me that was unnecessary. (Blows kiss at the camera)
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Jack the Ripper is a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Brony]], and Zeppeli is disgusted by this.
* GilliganCut: "Dinner with the Joestars" ends with Jonathan asking if Dio's seen Danny the dog anywhere. Cut to the furnace with a yelping Danny.
-->'''Dio:'''......[[BlatantLies nope.]]
* GroinAttack: A pissed off Zeppeli deals one to Speedwagon on demand from a comment after realizing the bottles Speedwagon provided him with were not wine but purple tanning oil.
-->'''Speedwagon''': EVEN SPEEDWAGON CAN'T HAVE KIDS!
* ICallItVera: George has a shotgun called "Joanna Joestar" which he has at the ready when Mr. Butler admits he's a vegetarian.
* IHaveManyNames: Zeppeli points out that the Ripple power is also called "Hamon" or "Sendo" (What it was called in the early stages of Part 1) or "whatever you wanna call it I don't give a fuck."
* InnocentlyInsensitive: PlayedForLaughs with this exchange:
-->'''Jonathan''': You must be Dio Brando!
-->'''Dio''': And you must be Jonathan Joesta--
-->'''Jonathan''': I heard your parents are dead!
-->[{{Beat}}]
-->'''Dio''': ...oh, we are going to get along ''swimmingly''.
* InsistentTerminology: Jonathan and Dio refer to their brawl in episode 1 discovering that the Stone Mask is activated by blood as "science".
* LampshadeHanging[=/=]DontExplainTheJoke: Dio's bully friends explain how Erina was drinking dirty water because she would rather have that in her mouth instead of kissing Dio. "#Clarity!"
** Of course, the real joke in that scene is that it looked like it will be basically a remastered version of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwgZhR-DTdE Dio's First Kiss]], but then showing us an abridged (in the real sense of the word) version of what happened in the original source material.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:As he lays dying in Jonathan's arms at the beginning of Episode 3, George berates Jonathan for believing in Heaven and Hell, saying that he only believes in karma and reincarnation. So having spent his entire life murdering cattle, George gets reincarnated as a newborn calf in TheStinger.]]
--->'''George''': [[spoiler:Oh, the deliciously cruel irony...]]
** Earlier in episode 2, Dio makes a joke about Jonathan potentially "dying during his research, just like David Carradine." Later, when Dio is being attacked and almost killed by a vampire while testing the Stone Mask, a ghostly image of none other than Carradine appears saying "Payback's a biiiiiiitch!" since Dio is very nearly dying during his own research.
*** It goes even further--in real life, Carradine appeared to, and is widely believed to have died via autoerotic asphyxiation (officially denied by his estate, to be clear), i.e. his research. Dio is having his blood drained in a manner that resembles strangulation and is apparently getting off on it (since after the vampire is killed by the sun, Dio replies "Way to blue ball a guy!").
* MenCantKeepHouse: Apparently George isn't too varied in his cooking (and nor are the servants it seems) since all he and Jonathan (and now Dio) have for dinner is steak.
-->'''George:''' I am a single father, Jonathan! Barbeque and grilled cheese are the extent of my cooking abilities!!
* MoodWhiplash: The comment special is pretty funny up until Zeppeli relates his backstory to Speedwagon and one commentor, wherein it suddenly becomes very dramatic.
* MurderByCremation: Just like in the source, Danny is burned alive. But it wasn't enough for Dio:
-->'''Dio:''' So Jonathan, how do you like the dinner I made for you? Sorry if it is a little... burned.''
-->'''Jonathan:'''... (slowly takes his eyes off from the paw-shaped meat and towards Dio)
-->'''Dio:''' (fast whisper) Don't fuck with me.
* PrisonRape: Used twice, first when Jonathan confronts Dio about the poison:
-->'''Jonathan''': I'll get this medicine analyzed, and then they will send you to jail, where you will get ''anal''yzed! *WORDPLAY*
** And then when Dio is arrested:
--> '''George:''' Dio, I must say I'm incredibly disappointed in you. Before you're taken away, let me ask you: ''how do you like your steak''?
--> '''Dio:''' (nervously) Uh...medium-rare?
--> '''George:''' Well, too bad! Because all you're getting is ''porked''! Ha ha, zinged ya!
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: George lapses into this when Jonathan says his steak was merely "okay." Being fair to Jonathan though, steak appears to be all they eat..
-->'''George''': I think. You should leave. The table.
* RealMenEatMeat: Justified in that steak is all George knows how to cook and it's all he, Jonathan, and Dio have for dinner. Oh, and how did George get that steak? Killing a cow in front of her children so they'd grow up vengeance fuelled taste just as good, if so much better that the taste would "dance on his pallet." Also Dio prefers his steak "[[CallForward bloody and full of knives.]] Just like (his) women."
* RealitySubtext: [[LittleKuriboh Dario Brando]] took a counterclaimical to cure him that didn't kick in until he was already buried. Might have been Antfish's writing, but the character's actor is [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries is no stranger to using such subtext]].
* RefugeInAudacity: The mentioning of 2010s pop culture (dubstep, YOLO, etc.) by the characters in ''19th century England''.
* SeanConnery: To properly counter Dio's TimCurry twang, William Antonio Zeppeli is SeanConnery to a tee.
* ShoutOut: Speedwagon sounds remarkably like Pops from RegularShow, and even throws in a reference to it by saying "Good show!" at one point in Episode 2.
** This exchange between Jonathan and Zeppeli.
-->'''Jonathan:''' [[Film/StarWarsTheEmpireStrikesBack I'm not afraid!]]
-->'''Zeppeli:''' [[Film/StarWarsTheEmpireStrikesBack Oh, you will be...you will be...]] {{Franchise/Highlander}}.
-->'''Jonathan:''' What?
-->'''Zeppeli:''' Nothin'.
* SoLastSeason: Whenever Jonathan asks Zeppeli the specifics about the Ripple power, Zeppeli merely says not to worry about it "as it probably won't be relevant in the next 100 years."
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: When George rants about how he killed a cow in front of her children to get the family's steak dinner, notice the camera is focusing on Dio and how a VERY audible springing sound can be heard at this statement.
* TakeThat: To Gangnam Style's [[DeaderThanDisco Deader Than Disco]] status in Episode 1.
-->'''Dario Brando (moments after being [[BuriedAlive buried alive]])''': ''Why's it smell like [[{{Psy}} Gangnam Style]] in here?''
* TalkToTheFist: Jonathan interrupts Dio's [[BadassBoast ego-stroking]], ''internal'' monologue.
* TemptingFate: "Oh please, I'm a gentleman. *Ultimate Rage in 3, 2, 1,* Nothing ever gets me upse- *Sees photo of Dio kissing Erina*"
** "Surely *Life-Changing effect in 3, 2, 1,* reading it will not have any effect on-- HOLY ACID TRIP!"
* TranquilFury: George seems pretty damn quietly angry when Jonathan merely says his steak dinner was "okay."

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