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->''"The year is 2000 AD, and all [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Gaul]] is playing [[XBox360 high]] [[PlayStation3 definition]] [[{{Wii}} consoles]]. [[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} All? No! In one small village, there is a gamer who still holds out against the invaders]]."''

Frédéric Molas, a.k.a. le '''''[[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/ Joueur du Grenier]]''''' ("The Attic Gamer") is a French retro video-games tester who plays mostly horrible (and mostly [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed]]) games, but also a few merely NintendoHard games, with his sidekick Sébastien Rassiat (a.k.a. "Seb"). The [=JdG=] team received a third member (Karim Debbache, host of ''WebVideo/{{Crossed}}'') in the beginning of 2013, who mostly serves to write the video scenarios (he occasionnally appears as an actor).

He is basically the [[ForeignRemake French equivalent]] of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' (although he later developed his own style as the videos went on). Prone to [[{{Angrish}} getting very, very mad at his video games]], he still goes through almost all them, much to his chagrin and to his viewers' amusement.

In 2012, he started a SpinOff series titled '''''Papy Grenier''''' ("Attic Grandpa"), in which he plays an old bearded [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] who humoristically revisits classic cult games in a 5-6 minutes format.

A comic book [[SpinOffBabies telling his childhood]] by Piratesourcil came out in 2012.

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[[folder:Games tested so far, chronological order]]
!2009
* ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Tintin in Tibet]]'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (called ''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque'' in France) ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Great Rescue'' (MegaDrive)
* ''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Last Battle]]'' (MegaDrive)
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' ({{Nintendo 64}})
** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' (MegaDrive) (as an example of a good game before switching to the above)

!2010
* ''VideoGame/SwordOfSodan'' (MegaDrive)
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' (SuperNES), followed by ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots'' (MegaDrive) and ''VideoGame/{{Pit-Fighter}}'' (SuperNES)
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'' (MasterSystem) (a two-part video)
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] and SuperNES)
* ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') (MegaDrive)
* ''Virus: It Is Aware'' (PlayStation)
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from series which underwent a [[PolygonCeiling very problematic transition from 2D to 3D]]:
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland''
** ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth''
** ''VideoGame/SonicR''
** ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}''
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces''
** ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} 3D: Furbitten Planet''
* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'' (Master System, [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], MegaDrive, and the PC game ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser'')

!2011
* Many 8- and 16-bit sports games.
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ([[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]])
* Several games from the {{Atari 2600}}, ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' in particular.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (PlayStation)
* Short reviews about two show/movie adaptations -- ''Series/{{Alf}}'' (MegaDrive) and ''Film/{{Timecop}}'' (SNES) -- and two medical games -- ''Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon'' and ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' (both on SNES).
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]''
* ''Silent Service'' and ''Infiltrator'' (NES)
* ''ComicBook/{{Spirou|AndFantasio}}'' (MegaDrive)

!2012
* [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] in general, but particularly ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheLance'' (NES), ''VideoGame/{{Drakkhen}}'' (SuperNes) and ''Virtual Hydlide'' (SegaSaturn)
* ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' on NES and SNES.
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' on UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC 464, its sequel and the NES ''Airwolf'' game.
* ''Heavy Nova'' (MegaDrive) (only on DVD and not in his channel)
* ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' on PlayStation
* ''VideoGame/RoadRunnersDeathValleyRally'' (SNES) and ''Taz-Mania'' (MegaDrive)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' (NES) [[note]]actually an old video, previously only available on a DVD included with an issue of a videogame magazine called Pix'N'Love[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' (NES) and ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES)
* Two unlicensed NES games by Color Dreams : ''Silent Assault'' and ''Raid 2020''
* Various simgames: ''[=Geo-Political=] Simulator: Rulers of Nations'', ''Toilet Tycoon'', ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'', ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''...

!2013
* A video about ''Film/TheAddamsFamily''-themed videogames, especially ''Fester Quest'' (NES), ''The Addams Family'' (Master System) and ''The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' (SNES)
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon-themed video games: ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/TheLionKing: Simba's Mighty Adventure'' (Playstation), ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (Megadrive)
* He tested ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|VirginGames}}'' (Megadrive) on New Year's Eve, to demonstrate why only bad games are reviewed. Since this is actually a ''good'' game, he acted like he was insulting it but shouted genuine ''[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments compliments]]'' instead.
* Two [[FirstPersonShooter First-Person Shooters]]: ''Elite Force Navy Seals'' and ''GIGN Anti-Terror Force'' (PC)
* On poor sequels ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'' (SNES) and ''VideoGame/AlexKidd 3'' (MasterSystem)
* On bad fighting games, especially ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'', ''Slaughter Sport'' (Megadrive), and ''VideoGame/KasumiNinja'' (Jaguar) (but also several shorter sequences about other games).
* On bad ''Creator/DCComics'' games : ''VideoGame/BatmanForever'' (SNES), ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' (his first review of a GameCube game) and the much-requested ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}''.
* On a couple of videogame adaptations of the ''Film/HomeAlone'' series.

!2014
* A video about bad romance[=/=]sex-themed games, as a special Valentine's Day episode.
* The second RPG special, featuring ''VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'' (Megadrive) and ''VideoGame/LordOfTheRings'' (SNES).
* ''Instruments of Chaos Starring... Series/YoungIndianaJones'' on Genesis.
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' and ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' on NES.
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He also made some specials without game reviews:
* ''Téléchat'', a [[invoked]][[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs very]] [[UncannyValley disturbing]] TV show. ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Aimed at kids]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QluFmgYTjo See for yourself]].
* Four videos about the late '80s / early '90s anime and cartoons broadcasted in France (including one video only focused on girly cartoons and another one focused on cartoons that were aimed at boys), and some early '90s French sitcoms.
* Several adaptations of video games into cartoons and TV series.
* A video about superhero-themed movies and series, namely ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', two ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' adaptations ([[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 the Sixties cartoon]] and the [[Series/SpiderManJapan Japanese live-action adaptation]]), and ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''.
* A video about sports-themed anime and cartoons, again from the late '80s / early '90s.
* He humorously answered to commonly-asked questions about him while parodying some recent mainstream games (there are two FAQ episodes).
* A special video about French television commercials from the 90's and the early 2000's.

''Papy Grenier'' specials:
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (GameBoy)
* The ''VideoGame/SimCity'' series
* ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'' ({{Nintendo 64}})
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]'' (Nintendo 64)
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (PlayStation) -- just the first game, not the [[Franchise/ResidentEvil franchise]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (PlayStation)

Interesting bit of information: In 2012, Fred and Seb made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LlN5_wLKE four informative videos]] about ''Videogame/DragonsDogma''. While these videos aren't technically part of the series, they use the same humor that's featured in their more well-known videos.

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!!The ''Joueur du Grenier'' videos provide examples of the following tropes:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Got kicked out of office in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulers_of_Nations Rulers of Nations]]'' for increasing the retirement age by one year, resulting in ''the entire 60-million-strong French population'' taking to the street. ''At 3 AM''.
* AccentuateTheNegative:
** Doesn't happen as much as you'd expect from an angry video game reviewer; when he gives harsh criticism, then it is deserved. Although he ''does'' state that the only good moment in the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' movie is [[spoiler:the end credits]].
** A notable aversion in his Atari games review video: he believes calling ''E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'' the worst game ever made is an exaggeration, and that the video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' on the same console is a much worse buy.
* AccidentalInnuendo:
** InUniverse: Fingers/arms coming out from holes in the wall in the ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' game? And looking like... something else due to the NES graphical limitations? Cue the ''Ding Dong Song'' by Gunther !
** Earlier, in the ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' review, the same song played when he encounters the [[WhipItGood whipping]] torturer.
** The NES ''Home Alone'' review. Two men chasing a young kid, then placing themselves behind him once he's caught. (cue PsychoStrings)
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' RUN KID! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! RUN FOR YOUR ASS!
* AdaptationDecay: The main theme of the third special.
* AdaptationInspiration: The show itself, when compared to ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''. While the main premise (an angry retro video game critic getting enraged by the games he reviews, then destroying them) remains the same, the show itself has a whole different brand of humor, featuring [[DeconstructiveParody deconstructive parodies]], SelfDeprecation, intentionally bad jokes and lots of LampshadeHanging for good measure, with [[ClusterFBomb use of incessant profanity]] greatly downplayed, and ToiletHumor almost absent.
* AirstrikeImpossible: The whole CPC ''Airwolf'' game is centered on a helicopter in a cave.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: At the end of the ''Jurassic Park'' episode, the ''T. rex'' plays fetch with a game cartridge thrown by Grenier.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, Papy Grenier presents a different interpretation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Hyrule as an urban ghetto, the Deku Tree as a pedophile (I love having small children inside me! I give 'em my nuts!) and Zelda as a complete bitch.
* AncientConspiracy: ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' is implied to be part of one.
* {{Angrish}}: Except he is French, so it's not Angrish. Still, he falls prey to the French equivalent of this trope.
* {{Animeland}}: At the start of the Valentine's Day episode, we get a scene in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under [[CherryBlossoms sakura trees]] and playing a DatingSim.
* AnticlimaxBoss: InUniverse. [=JdG=] has this problem with ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'', ''Waterworld'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' (MegaDrive) and the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' game.
* ArtificialStupidity: Enemies in several games.
** Discussed in his "[=JdG=] answers your questions" video, when talking about ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''. While someone playing Altair runs away, a guard (Seb) starts to run after him. They turn a corner, and Altair sits on a bench. The guard's reaction? "No it's not the same. [[TooDumbToLive That one is sitting]]."
** Very much demonstrated with ''GIGN Anti-Terror Force''. The bad guys in this game can ignore the player even if they have a straight line of sight, not react to a comrade getting shot ''right next to them'', get unable to move from any obstacle (like a table), or can't hit the player if he's crouching too close, since they can't crouch at all themselves.
** The ''LOTR'' A.I. is ''very'' bad about this, be it with enemies or allies.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' I had him in my party for twenty seconds before he got eaten offscreen by a shit-ass wolf because he was ''{{too DUMB to LIVE}}''!
* AsideGlance: Gives a very panicked one towards the camera when faced with an impossible obstacle in ''Airwolf'', complete with the caption "IMPOSSIBLE" popping up in front of him.
* AssShove:
** How he gets the NES cart in the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' video.
** Another in the ''Taz-Mania'' review, where he threatens to shove Seb's flute somewhere if he doesn't start playing more appropriate music.
* AstronomicZoom: A revert zoom along with the SkywardScream at the end of the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' review.
* TheBackwardsR: [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/ppg10.jpg On a poster behind him]] in the ''Papy Grenier'' video about ''[=SimCity=]''. (It means "Join [=SimCity=]" in French.)
* BadassDecay: InUniverse. One of the reasons he dislikes ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is because Trunks has become a pansy (although he is not supposed to be the same as Future Trunks).
* BadBadActing: Used during the reenactment of the dubbing of ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.''
* BadSanta: On the run from the FBI and the revenue service in the commercial special.
* BadVibrations: A glass of water at the end of the ''Jurassic Park'' games review, naturally. Including Grenier lampshading how predictable that was.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** On the ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' game:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Give me one fun activity involving entering and exiting holes? (''{{beat}}'')\\
'''Seb:''' Errr... Speleology?
** In the ''Airwolf'' review, he notes that the NES version can be finished in 10 minutes, and since it costed 500 Francs (about 82 US dollars at the time[[note]]According to [[http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss03.pdf this]] the exchange rate in late 1988 was 6.0935[[/note]]) when it came out, the game cost 50 francs per minute.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' For fifty francs per minute, you can buy something much more interesting, if you know what I mean...\\
(''cut to a creaking bed'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Like renting a creaky bed!\\
(''camera pans to [=JdG=], reading a comic book and bouncing alone on the bed'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ... What did I do that for?!
* BatDeduction:
** In the test of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'', this is how he finds the solution to unlock a door after listening to a really obscure hint in a dialog. He then says that it was a joke: he was stuck there and [[GuideDangIt was forced to read a walkthrough]].
** The TropeNamer itself is featured in the review of ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', causing a serious breakdown.
** Ironically, [=JdG=] (or rather, Duck-Man) makes one such deduction himself in the DC Comics games episode. [[spoiler:Since the least awful of the games tested by Seb was ''Aquaman'', then Joker!Seb must be hiding... under the sea.]]
* BestialityIsDepraved:
** In the special episode about sport-themed cartoons, [=JdG=] is squicked by a scene of ''Kangoo''[[note]]a French animated series which protagonists are humanized kangaroos (they talk and they wear clothes) playing basketball[[/note]] in which a (human) woman is flirting with a (kangaroo) male character.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Perhaps I lost my childhood mind, but don't you have hundreds of gross pictures popping in your head when watching such a scene?
** And in the erotic games review, progress requires banging a sheep. Cue RelaxOVsision and ShowerOfAngst!
* {{BFG}}: For the final action sequence of the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' video, [=JdG=] carries an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_42 MG 42]]. He clarifies in the comments that it was a real one, and damn heavy.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Invoked. In the second level of ''Back to the Future III'', in which Marty flings plates at ennemies, a few ducks suddenly appear. Fred immediatly goes like, "I haven't see anything. I must be tired."
* BigNo:
** At the end of the sports game episode. The next episode starts with this same scene.
** He re-uses [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin's]] BigNo in the girl shows special when he discovers the next show he must review is ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' (the old one, not the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic memetic one]].).
* BigShutUp:
** A few times, most notably in the ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' episode.
** At the end of his rant about how the music in ''Airwolf'' gets really annoying really fast since the "mute" function cancels itself every time he loses a game, which happens every five seconds.
* BigWhat: Well, Big "QUOI!?", frequently, when something baffling happens. The BatDeduction from ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' inspires an epic one.
* BileFascination: InUniverse. The principle of the show is watching a guy reviewing SoBadItsGood[=/=]DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible videogames. BileFascination by proxy.
* BlackComedy:
** When he tested ''China Syndrome'' on {{Atari 2600}}, he argued about the plot being "completely unrealistic". [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami The video was posted in April 2011 and said plot involved a nuclear incident triggered by an earthquake somewhere in Asia]]... The intentional irony is made even more unsettling by a unusual camera angle while he is saying this.
** Another example in his ''Addams Family'' games review when Seb gives him another game while wearing white all over his face and a bald cap, looking like Uncle Fester.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Oh, I get it, you're disguised as Fester! Very funny!\\
'''Seb:''' Nope, I have cancer!\\
(''both laugh'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' [[BaitAndSwitch Wait, that's not funny at all.]]
* BlasphemousBoast: "Creator/ChuckNorris himself could not beat this game!"
* BlatantLies: During ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'' review, [=JdG=] says he broke his CD-i controller, the other one he had he lost, and Seb finally got him one, after which he thanks Seb. During the speech, a PhotoMontage is shown, where [=JdG=] deliberately throws the other CD-i controller away and when Seb finds him one, [=JdG=] runs after Seb with a rifle and tries to shoot him.
* BlindIdiotTranslation:
** The few games translated in French.
** Also, a part of the second special. He takes ''Nicky Larson'' (''Manga/CityHunter'') and ''Manga/DragonBall'' as examples.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' These translations are dumb, but [[SoBadItsGood they have their charm]] and are one of the reasons ''Manga/CityHunter'' was so successful. [[LoveItOrHateIt You like or you hate]], that's your own opinion.\\
But there's one thing I ''won't'' forgive, it's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and the translations of the attacks!
* BondVillainStupidity: Parodied at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' episode, [=JdG=] is captured by an unammed villain (who has the same appearance and manierism that the Mauvais Jeux Inc. CEO) who ties him to a bomb after giving him the bomb's manual and a knife. [=JdG=] eventually [[CutTheJuice unplugs it]].
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In his ''Looney Tunes'' game review: When talking about bad ''Looney Tunes'' games, he mentions that there's "games with shitty controls, games that are impossibly hard, and games with shitty controls that are impossibly hard."
* BrickJoke:
** "[[OneHitPointWonder Oh, a leaf.]]"
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'', he states that the sound which is played each times the protagonist is hurt (which is "often") is very annoying and sounds a bit like a dog whistle. A few minutes later during the test, two dogs appears in the room.
** In the commercials special, there's a RunningGag involving Captain Iglo getting in trouble with the law because of the UnfortunateImplications behind his commercial. Later on, there's a sketch where we can hear Santa running away from cops. Both of them show up in the ending.
* BrownNote: "If my ears could vomit, they would do it!"
* BurningRubber: Grenier at the end of the ''Taz-Mania'' review.
* ButtonMashing:
** Does it (obviously) in his ''[[VideoGame/TrackAndField Track & Field]]'' review with his fingers, his shirt and later with a rolling pin.
** Takes it to the next level in ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', where he uses ''a jackhammer''.
** For ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'', he explains the obvious problem of having the game's buttons depending on pressure by showing Seb smashing them with a baseball bat.
* CallBack:
** In the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' video, when he go to fetch the game in his TortureCellar, we can see an Alf plushy and a chained ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' cart.
** In the beginning of the ''Virus'' video, we see that his garden contains a menhir (''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Great Rescue''), a bomber (''Franchise/TheSmurfs''), a koalaplatypus-headed robot (''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''), and a [=DeLorean=] (''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' and ''III'')
** When he adds Elite (the company behind ''Dragon's Lair'' and the ''Airwolf'' games) to his list of enemies, you can see a picture of Cryo (the company which made ''Virus'' and ''Timecop'', two games he reviewed), a picture of {{Infogrames}}, one picture of Ariane Carletti (who did a very poor French opening theme for ''Dragon Ball Z'') and an another one of Hashizo from ''Manga/AiShiteNight'', whom he describes as a creepy and sociopathic stalker in his special episode about animated shows for girls.
** During the FAQ video, when talking about the first ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', he demonstrate how stupid it is for stealth-based game guards to not be recognized the hero they chase if he sits somewhere (even in plain view). In the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' review, one of the minor characters is a guy dressed like Ezio, who is constantly "sitting anywhere, believing nobody saw him".
* {{Calvinball}}: To illustrate how random ''Prince of Persia 2'' is, [=JdG=] suggests playing TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} while changing the rules aphazardly, TabletopGame/{{Risk}} pawns invading the streets, and using TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit spokes, Uno cards, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Trap_%28board_game%29 Mouse Trap]] elements.
* TheCameo:
** His ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' video ends with an appearance by [[spoiler:Creator/DougWalker]].
** In the ''Road Runner'' / ''Taz-Mania'' video, French [[LetsPlay Let's Player]] LetsPlay/BobLennon appears as a "useless cameo" who [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself in the head]] when asked to testify on how bad the ''Road Runner'' game is. Coincidentally, Bob Lennon also appeared along with [=JdG=] and Seb in an episode of ''Series/{{Noob}}''.
** On the opposite end of things, he made a cameo in a video by Creator/JamesRolfe's co-star Mike Matei on unlicensed NES games, in which he was shown playing a game that Mike couldn't review [[NoExportForYou because it was only released in French]] (''[[Manga/SaintSeiya Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque]]'').
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Ah! Sacrebleu, I hate this game! Yes, I'm a French stereotype.
** His Papy Grenier episode about ''[=SimCity=]'' is full of cameos of French video testers.
** At the end of the girly cartoons special, when [[spoiler:the magical girls crossover suddenly feature a tentacle monster, you naturally have Pedobear leaning in from the edge of the screen]].
** [[spoiler:Creator/DougWalker again, LetsPlay/BobLennon, and Frédéric Zolfanelli (Sparadrap from ''Series/{{Noob}}'')]] in the ''Elite Force Navy Seals'' / ''GIGN Anti-Terror Force'' video.
** The 2013 fighting games video features most of the [=NESBlog=] team, [[WebVideo/WhatTheCut Antoine Daniel]], and [[spoiler:Benzaie and Bob Lennon (only in the multiple ending)]].
** The Creator/DCComics adaptations video opens with Seb (dressed as the Joker and seconded by a Harley Quinn {{Expy}}) torturing Marcus, while Duck-Man is fighting against Usul and Karim Debbache, respectively dressed as Spirou and Tintin. This is lampshaded shortly afterwards.
** The ''Home Alone'' review has vocal cameos, from Brigitte Lecordier and Benoît Allemane, known as the French voices of [[Franchise/DragonBall Son Goku]] and Creator/MorganFreeman respectively.
** Subverted in the ''Instruments of Chaos'' video. The Youtube video's description announces that the video ''may'' include a famous cameo... Then, in the ending, Archibald von Grenier happens to be [[spoiler:AVGN under a disguise]]. The [[spoiler: AVGN]] theme begins to be played when [=JdG=] realises that there was a clue in the initials, then Archibald reveals his true identity: [[spoiler:Alpha V Gelga Nek ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or something]]), an alien who is unrelated with the Angry Video Game Nerd]].
* CanisLatinicus: Fittingly, the intro to the ''Road Runner'' review, where the game is identified as "''video gamus pourritus''" ("rottenus"), and the Joueur du Grenier (in Wile E. Coyote's role) as "''testeuris enervus''".
* CanonDefilement: [[invoked]] ''LOTR'' part one features, among other things, a long FetchQuest just to get out of the Shire, the elves demanding six amulets to prove Frodo worthy of bearing the ring in the first place, Aragorn not joining until you give him a flower, fighting the Balrog, and Gandalf walking out of Moria with the others.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Breaking into Tolkien's tomb and pissing on his bones would be less insulting than this game!
* CantYouReadTheSign: After the two {{Wanted Poster}}s (see below) are ripped off, underneath is a note saying "please do not rip away the posters, thanks".
* CaptainObvious:
** "But what I love in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyz95hcUUDA this tutorial]] is when they stop you during the action to give you [[SarcasmMode really useful advice]] like: 'To jump, press the jump button.' Thank you CaptainObvious."
** "I know that many of you will have their birthday this year..." (''{{beat}}'')
** "But if we can talk about ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', it implies that there was a ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' before it." (''clapping'') "Thank you, that's nice."
** Seb can fall into this too:
--->'''Seb:''' ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. It's an anime... about tennis.\\
(''[=JdG=] rolls eyes'')
* CausticCritic: Guess who.
* ChaosArchitecture: Never lampshaded, but {{justified|Trope}} when in an out-of-character video, Frédéric mentions that he was moving out of the house where he first started making videos. His new room is decorated so similarly to his old room however, that to an uninformed observer, it appears that his room suddenly went from having a wall on the right to having a wall on the left.
* ChestOfMedals: As Mayor of [=SimCity=].
* ChirpingCrickets:
** In the ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' episode, after the transition from a fight scene of the TV series to the game itself, to illustrate how dull it is.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' episode, when [=JdG=] is trying to remind the audience of the cartoon, all he gets is the sound of wind... and a tumbleweed rolling by.
* ChristmasEpisode: Subverted in his ''Jurassic Park'' video. This is how it starts:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' (''dressed as Santa, doing the Santa voice'') Ho-ho-ho, hi everyone! It's Christmas time as you know, and to celebrate I decided to make a video (''removes hat and beard, uses his regular voice'') which has nothing to do with Christmas.
* ClingyMacGuffin: The Super-NES cartridge of ''Ultraman'' comes back to Grenier no matter how many times he throws it away.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: His flower-adornated yellow button shirt. He decided to wear it to make the visuals more cheerful, and also as a homage to (now gone) French singer Carlos, who was also a portly bearded man in flowery shirts.
* CollisionDamage: In ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. '''A FightingGame'''.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [=JdG=] wears a yellow shirt when he reviews bad games, a blue-white shirt when he reviews cartoons and other non-game media, and an orange shirt when he is playing a good game (or pretending to). Two more shirts made brief appearances: a black one (when he's terribly depressed) and a green-gray one (when he's out of character). He sometimes "magically" changes his shirt when he switches topics to keep this theme consistent.
* CombatTentacles: How do you beat the tentacle monster in ''Resident Evil''? Why, throw a Japanese schoolgirl at it, of course!
* ContentWarning: Subverted. In the Valentine's Day episode, [=JdG=] says that since they're about to discuss adult topics, the children watching this video have ten seconds to... go grab a beer, since he knows they won't leave no matter what he says.
* ContinuityNod:
** The anti-sexist joke counter from the ''Barbie'' (NES) review appears again in one scene in the ''Jurassic Park'' games review.
** His duck weapons from the review of ''Batman & Robin'' returns for the intro of his short review video (the next one).
** The salami from that latter video becomes [[ImprobableWeaponUser his weapon]] for the ''Link: Faces of Evil'' review intro and ending.
** In the [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] review, when he's starting to play ''Drakkhen'', at the moment the Infogram logo appears on screen... [[CrowningMomentofFunny That moment is priceless]] but it refers too to his previous reviews of games made by Infogrames.
** The ''Papy Grenier'' features items from the previously reviewed games (Pokéball, VideoGame/SimCity CommissarCap) on the mantlepiece.
** At the end of the ''Film/BackToTheFuture II'' and ''III'' review, Grenier goes back in time to prevent himself from testing the games. As a result, he ends up testing ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' on GameBoyAdvance instead (the Youtube picture even shows that he is wearing the "good game" shirt). At the beginning of the following episode, he's shown reviewing (and praising) that same game with an idiot smile before coming to his senses.
** In the opening of the Creator/DCComics adaptations video, Duck-Man is fighting against Tintin and Spirou, which have both a videogame adaptation of their adventures reviewed by [=JdG=] (and made by the dreaded Infogrames).
* {{Corpsing}}: During the ''Taz-Mania'' review, [=JdG=] laughs very shortly while explaining that the sound of Taz's jumps are quite similar to a cat becoming angry.
* CouchGag: Referenced in the beginning of ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants'' video.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Refered in the ''Links: Faces of Evil'' video about the ugliness of the animated cutscenes, in which Seb mentions that a friendly female NPC actually looks like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marie_Le_Pen Jean-Marie Le Pen]][[note]]infamous and ''very'' controversed far-right French politician[[/note]] disguised as a woman.
* {{Crossover}}: The Infogrames studio musical sequence in the Disney video, which features several members of the ''[[http://www.nesblog.com/category/cine/crossed/ Crossed]]'' team. ''WebVideo/{{Crossed}}'' is a series of Web videos dealing with films about video games (adaptations or films in which video games are the main theme, depending of the episode). Oh, and the animator of ''Crossed'' is Karim Debbache...
* CryLaughing: In the episode about simulators, Seb ends up testing ''Toilet Tycoon'' (which is, yes, a management game about building toilets).
-->'''Seb:''' See? When you click on the menus, it makes a fart noise! Funny isn't it? Ha ha ha ha ha... uuuuh...
* CulturalTranslation: Refered in the ''Last Battle'' video. It is supposed to be a Japanese video game based on the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' franchise and named ''Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu''. The game has been released in Europe and North America under the title ''Last Battle'', with a lot of alteration in the dialogs and character names (and a few in their appearance), making it unrelated to its original material.
* CurseCutShort: A few times, either by a transition to a different scene, or some other kind of censorship.
* CutTheJuice: Grenier pulls the plug of his NES in the Valentine's Day special when he learns that one of the games' title, "''177''", refers to the Japanese law against rape.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: Grenier mentions that according to some, ''Super Hydlide'' is the best Hydlide game ever, which is like saying having a cancer is better than having AIDS.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'' requires first the jump button and then the direction you want to jump in.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' How are you supposed to forget in a few hours what took you ten years to learn?!
* DancePartyEnding: [[spoiler:In the FPS episode, Creator/DougWalker tells [=JdG=] it is time to DAAAAAANCE and they do this, with many guest stars (including WebVideo/{{Benzaie}} and LetsPlay/BobLennon) on Creator/WillSmith's "Getting Jiggy with It".]]
* DancingMookCredits
* DarkerAndEdgier: During his girly cartoons review, he talks about ''My Little Pony: Battle for Ponyland'', a grimdark movie based on ''My Little Pony'' featuring deaths and epic battles. [[AllJustADream Not.]]
* DawsonCasting: Invoked when mentioning the bad French dubbing in the intro to ''Blaze & Blade'' (known as ''Legend of Foresia'' in Europe). When a teenage girl starts speaking with the voice of a woman clearly more than twice her age, the message "Casting Error Detected" flashes on the screen.
* DeathGlare:
** Seb gets his share of this whenever he's doing something that annoy Grenier.
** In the superhero video, [=JdG=] does this to the audience while pondering why exactly a guy might slip drugs into his cousin's food. His blond, attractive, underage, female cousin.
* DeconstructiveParody: The [=JdG=] enjoys transposing video game clichés into real life.
** In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda-CDi]]'' video, he puts a bomb next to a cracked wall in his house, blows it up Zelda-style, and enters what appears to be a secret room...
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' What is this place? There's a lot of stuff in here! A cellphone, a phone bill with my neighbor's name on it, a picture of my neighbor and his wife... where am I?"
** In the ''Papy Grenier'' video about ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', he states that most of the [=NPCs=] who stand still outside die en masse when winter comes. He also notes that, during a duel between two Pokémon trainers, the winner takes the money of his opponent... he notes that this could be called "racketeering".
** In the ''Papy Grenier'' video about ''VideoGame/SimCity'', the transposition into reality of a way to play the game makes him (as the Mayor) acting as a Stalin-like dictator with supernatural powers who sometimes unleashes disasters on his town ForTheEvulz.
** In the simulators video, during Seb's review of ''Toilet Tycoon'', it is noted that the player can build golden or emerald toilet bowls with silk or mink fur toilet paper. Which leads to this sentence:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Argh, it's cold... Ouch, I just cut myself with the emerald toilets! Yuck, the paper is full of hairs, it's gross!
** Later in the same video, during the review of the ambulance simulator game, after noting that no matter how bad the player drives the ambulance, it doesn't affect the patient health:
--->'''Seb:''' I just brought you a patient, he's suffering from several broken bones and a cerebral hemorrhage.\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' What? He was supposed to just have an appendicitis!
** The ''Papy Grenier'' episode about Zelda focuses on Link's [[DieChairDie strange]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential behavior]], and the negative effects it has on everybody's lives... except for the potter, whose business boomed ever since Link arrived in Hyrule.
** The ''Resident Evil'' video may in fact have been Papy Grenier slaughtering his way through a big house filled with stoned hippies. Not that he cares.
** In the sport cartoons video, [=JdG=] notices how the recurring and long flashback scenes during the soccers parts of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' are distracting, by showing [=JdG=] (dressed as a soccer player) having a flashback while running... and eventually leaving the soccer field without noticing it.
** In the second FAQ, Fred states that he stopped playing ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' before finishing it because his player character became too powerful and he finally got bored. He then states that after killing all those dragons and absorbing their souls, digesting dragon souls probably becomes painful. Cue a sequence with Seb dressed as Dovhakiin and slaying his 500th dragon, then absorbing its soul... and becoming sick (complete with a distorded version of the game's main theme, while Seb is vomiting).
** In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' themed Papy Grenier, he comments how dumb the "victory dance" concept is (at the end of the fights) by showing Cloud unintentionally beheading his squadmates with his {{BFS}} while performing it.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
-->'''Narrator:''' The Temple of Elder Sages, home of... the Elder Sages!
* DepthPerplexion: A common complaint of [=JdG=] for 2D games, with either background elements made to look like platforms, or platforms nonsensically hidden in the background. One section of ''Bart vs. the Space Mutants'' turned tricky because of this almost makes him quit in rage.
* DifficultySpike: Mentionned in the review of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' in the Disney special. Grenier doubts that any of the little girls this game was aimed at was able to beat it at the time.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
** Completely averted when he suggests people should try the game of the week no matter the means, even on an emulator, to see how bad it is.
** Mocked on the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' video review when it was not available on Website/YouTube (this scene is absent from the official [=YouTube=] version, however):
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' This video was made for the ''Pix'n'love'' magazine, and will probably be pirated and put on [=YouTube=] before the end of this very sentence.\\
(''someone off-screen reloads a gun'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' (''looking off-screen'') What? What did I say?
** And again, at the beginning of his ''Heavy Nova'' review, as soon as he mentions the video is DVD-exclusive, Seb says "Too late", the camera pans out, and the video is in fact on [=YouTube=] uploaded by someone else, causing [=JdG=] to exclaim "What?! Already?!"
** A more discreet (and maybe unintentional) aversion: when he plays ''My Little Pony'' (GBA) on his NintendoDS, it has a flashcart plugged in.
* DirtyOldMan: The Greybeard (played by Seb) in the second RPG review is first seen in a strip club, and then reading porn mags.
* DiscreditedMeme: InUniverse. In the ''VideoGame/SimCity'' episode of ''Papy Grenier'', his [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]] [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Hitler Rant]] is cut short by a kid saying that this scene has been way too parodied already.
* {{Dissimile}}: In the ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' review.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' It kind of looks like ''VideoGame/DesertStrike'', except you control a trimaran instead of a helicopter and you shoot jet-skis instead of Iraki soldiers... yeah, it's nothing like ''Desert Strike'' actually.
* DontExplainTheJoke: An extended joke starting with the ''[[Film/{{Amelie}} Amélie Poulain]]: Montmartre Killing Spree'' gag. Seb butts (huhu) in to say "So you could say she's hilling in Montmartre!" which he elaborates on at the end of the video (Butte, hill; Bute, kill; Amélie Poulain: Montmartre Hilling Spree).
* DopeSlap: He does this to a [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeard]] towards the end of his RPG review when he rewards his "quest" with a hammer.
* DoubleEntendre: Apparently, the reason there isn't a ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' review is because it would be impossible to avoid these with the Marsupilami's tail ("tail" being a colloquialism for "penis" in French).
* TheDreaded: Infogrames, a French developper notorious for its (sometimes genuinely good) adaptations of FrancoBelgianComics, and for the [[NintendoHard ridiculous difficulty of these adaptations]]. There is even a jingle for Infogrames games now (on the tune of Patrick Sébastien's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP4ICgu-6g "Le Petit Bonhomme en mousse"]]).
* DrillSergeantNasty: In the ''GIGN Anti-Terror Force'' review, [=JdG=] impersonates one, chewing out a soldier (Seb) for... not recycling properly.
-->'''Sarge [=JdG=]:''' Your mother must be dying of shame, you beta-tester of Carambar jokes!
* DrinkingGame: Attempted to do one with the following rules: pick a random video game and take a shot for every outright lie on the cover box. He got ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots''. He had to take out several more bottles.
* DrivenToSuicide:
** During the girly show special, after witnessing footage of ''Manga/AiShiteNight''. Not the anime, but the diabetes-inducing Italian live series.
--->(''splashes gasoline all over himself and takes a matchbox'')\\
'''Seb:''' Wait, don't you have other series to review?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' What's next?\\
'''Seb:''' Err... I think it's ''Lady Georgie''.\\
(''[=JdG=] frantically starts to strike the match'')
** Some way into ''The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil'', Grenier idly ponders what Nintendo could have thought of this game. Cue a clip of a samurai committing {{Seppuku}}.
** In the ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' review, after the "porpoise incident" (and a long series of {{Beat}}s), the scriptwriter (Seb) shoots himself in the mouth.
* DropInNemesis: In a parody of the unpredictable {{Game Over}}s in ''Alex Kidd in High-Tech World'', clicking on a flowerpot causes Alex Kidd to be run over by a TGV.
* DrugsAreBad: ''Raid 2020'' is supposed to be a game with an anti-drug message. The problem is that the setting is so confusing and incoherent that [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the Joueur du Grenier wonders if the developpers were high when creating it]].
* DumbBlonde: During the Girly Cartoon video, when the heroine of the cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgie! Georgie!]]'' tries to chat with a couple of koalas and gets angry because they don't answer, the [=JdG=] refers to the trope.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Are. Koalas!]] They can't speak, you... blonde!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Earliest episodes had no intro, very few sketches involving special effects (except for the parts where [=JdG=] destroys games) and Seb was mostly silent (and when he talked, he had his regular voice). [=JdG=] himself was angrier, too, and would often have [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/62031-sturgeon-face the same angry expression on his face as the AVGN]].
* EarWorm: InUniverse.
** Some of the music tracks in the games he reviewed, most particularly the theme of ''Dragon Ball'' for the NES (its European version, to be precise) are those. He even shows how this theme will never leave your brain.
** When reviewing ''The Addams Family'' (NES), he notices that the only music track of the game is a 8-bit fex seconds loop of the series' theme. To show how it is annoying, he uses a short loop of the ''Joueur du Grenier'' opening theme during the following minute.
* EasyModeMockery: Finishing ''Pugsley Scavenger Hunt'' in a low difficulty level grants a AWinnerIsYou ending suggesting to beat the game in a higher difficulty mode. The true ending is also AWinnerIsYou, with a different short text.
* EatTheBomb: In ''Taz-Mania'', Taz automatically eats any interactive object he steps on, including bombs (it hurts him but is not an insta-kill). What annoys [=JdG=] is where the developers chose to put the bombs: behind pillars and right where you're expected to land when jumping (not unlike the invisible coin blocks in PlatformHell games).
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Usually one of the three things happens:
** [=JdG=] destroys the game (sometimes in a manner reminiscent to the episode's theme), like the AVGN often does (although it hasn't happened for quite a while now).
** [=JdG=] just gets rid of the game in other ways (throwing it in the trash, ditching it out of the window of his car, leaving with it to destinations unknown...).
** [=JdG=] experiences a supernatural side-effect of playing the game or finishing it, cutting his review short.
** The ''Papy Grenier'' episodes always have one of the kids saying "But Grandpa, it's not a story, it's a video game!" at the end.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: In his review of ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAzoxLkBoEo while he is explaining the puzzles]] of the game, a cow pops-up at the bottom of the screen for no reason.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' ... And now you may be wondering why there has been a cow on the screen for the last 30 seconds. That's because it's stupid and doesn't make any sense, EXACTLY LIKE THIS GAME.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou:
** ''Tintin in Tibet'', most egregiously in the hotel (level 3) where you could be killed by Pekingese dogs, maids with vacuum cleaners, toppled suitcases, waiters with a platter full of goods...
** Later topped by ''Home Alone 2''[='s=] plaza hotel, where the staff and guests are ''actively'' trying to murder you.
** Worse: In a level of ''Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun'', your mission during an ''entire'' level is to avoid a ''single'' suitcase while you're in a train car. Easier said than done.
** The hoverboard levels in the second ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' MasterSystem game. Hitting any person, dog or sidewalk edge makes the hero lose a life.
** ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' (by the same people as the two ''Tintin'' games mentioned above) features not only Black Smurfs, zombifying flies, ghosts, etc., as enemies, but also rabbits, hurting leaves (yes, ''leaves''), falling apples, unkillable butterflies, and lightning bolts randomly falling from the sky.
** In ''Alex Kidd in High Tech World'', [=JdG=] complains that turning a computer on or wearing an armour trigger a NonStandardGameOver. He then tells that it is absolutely too random to be discovered by another way than TrialAndErrorGameplay, while the video shows a poorly edited sequence of the game in which Alex Kidd is smashed by a train because he touched a flower pot.
* {{Evil Old Folk|s}}: Papy Grenier
-->'''Papy Grenier:''' [[NoodleIncident I ever tell you about the one time I killed a kid and buried his corpse in the backyard?]]
* FacePalm:
** Just check out the Website/YouTube thumbnails. A facepalm ends each intro sequence, just before the title.
** In the Color Dreams video (during the ''Raid 2020'' part), he does a Facepalm while wearing a giant Mickey Mouse-style glove.
** At the end of the second special (about cartoons), the completely over-the-top scene from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' elicits this.
** In the 2nd FAQ video, Seb faceplams while [=JdG=] is trying to show the audience the camera used to film... [[LogicBomb with the camera used to film]].
* FakeDifficulty: Lots of his games.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Discussed InUniverse in his Disney episode.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' The same Disney that taught us so many lessons in our childhoods. [[DudeShesLikeInAComa You can give]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty a kiss to a]] [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs sleeping girl,]] [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal you can show off your balls]], [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales but only if you're a duck]], [[DidNotGetTheGirl an ugly guy will never]] [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame get the girl]] and [[UnfortunateImplications monkeys are always]] [[Disney/TheJungleBook dubbed by]] [[Disney/TheLionKing black people.]]
* FanonDiscontinuity: InUniverse:
** In the ''Dragon Ball'' video:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' And there's nothing after ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. ''[[Anime/DragonBallGT NOTHING]]''!!"
** In the ''Instruments of Chaos'' video, he angrily says that ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' isn't part of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' franchise.
* {{Fanservice}}: Both videos with [[spoiler: Creator/DougWalker]] in them have him in leather and uniform. Girls and queer guys went nuts.
* FanVid: He is sick of [[AnimatedMusicVideo AMVs]] with Music/{{Evanescence}} and Music/LinkinPark music.
* FighterMageThief: Invoked at the end of the second RPG episode. Grenier ("Swearborn") and LetsPlay/BobLennon are the fighters, [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeard]] is the mage, and [[WebVideo/{{Crossed}} Karim Debbache]] is the thief.
-->'''Karim:''' Wait a minute, why am I the th... (''{{beat}}'') [[UnfortunateImplications Okay, you know what, go fuck yourselves.]]
* {{Filler}}:
** He explicitly states that some sections of the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' test are intentionally this, because each second of filler is a second not spent playing this game.
** Invoked, and lampshaded in the intro of the ''Silent Assault'' / ''Raid 2020'':
--->'''Narrator:''' And now, like in all the series after a big cliffhanger, here is... a filler episode!\\
(''a view of Seb and [=JdG=] looking at the camera'')\\
'''Seb:''' Er... what's a filler?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' It's when you make a big cliffhanger but haven't planned what to do next.
** According to him, the ''LOTR'' game has more filler in the opening sequence than ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''.
* {{Fingore}}: During the opening of the bad Creator/DCComics adaptations video, Joker!Seb cuts (offscreen) the fingers of the videotester Marcus and replace them by sausages.
* FireballEyeballs: In the ''Dragon's Lair'' review, when [=JdG=] has had enough and asks for the game's password, Seb protests that it's way too soon. Cue Grenier glaring at the camera with fire in the eyes and demanding again for the password in a very deep voice.
* FiringOneHanded: The character of ''Trespasser'' uses only one hand to do anything, including firing handguns or rifles, but also carrying heavy objects like rocks or iron bars.
* FlashbackBackBack: Lampshaded in the ''Spirou'' review.
* FlashbackEffects: Lampshaded in the ''Smurfs'' review, with the therapist pondering why his sight is getting blurred, and [=JdG=] explaining that it's just a flashback.
* FlashbackEcho: The Tibet level of ''Instruments of Chaos'' makes Grenier have one of his ''Tintin in Tibet'' test, as if he was a ShellShockedVetran traumatized by it.
* FlippingTheTable: In the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review, after he realizes that his attempt to make a map of the first area of ''Platoon'' failed.
* FollowTheLeader: AVGN, which he admits.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' The concept was taken from AVGN (long live the King!) and adapted in French. If you know a bit of English, I recommend you check him out.
* FormerlyFat: Fred lost some weight in 2013. Curiously, this coincides with a change of tone in the latest videos, where he looks and sound more frowning and blasé, and generally meaner.
* ForTheEvulz: The reason why the Mayor of [=SimCity=] unleashes disasters on his town, from time to time.
* FourthWallMailSlot: [[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/joueur-du-grenier-rpond-vos-questions-2/ "JdG answers your questions"]]... well, at least it was the starting idea.
* FranchiseKiller: [[invoked]] When reviewing them, he mentions that ''Bubsy 3D'' and ''Virtual Hydlide'' killed their own franchise.
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** At the start of the ''Home Alone'' review, [=JdG=] looks at something on the right page of his notebook, which is centered on the screen. If you look at the left page, it's written "Plagiarize the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]]"[[note]]A nod to Mike Matei's accusation of [=JdG=] being a copycat of James[[/note]] and "Kill [[WebVideo/WhatTheCut Antoine Daniel]]".
** Whenever you see UnreadablyFastText slipping by, you can expect to see a joke in there, like random names (existing or not), or sentences along the line of "Don't you have anything better to do than to pause the video to read this?".
* FunnyAfro: [=JdG=] wears one for the '60s-themed intro in the Superheroes special.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When phoning the ancient sage in the RPG episode, we see the others dancing in the background.
* GagDub: Does this to a few games to accentuate the points he makes. There's a particularly funny one during his ''Spirou'' review, when he thinks that main characters in games made by Infogrames all seem to have agoraphobia, and illustrates his point by dubbing over a level from a ''Tintin'' game, where the latter is running through a crowded museum (where the goal is to avoid touching people):
-->'''[=JdG=] as Tintin:''' Oh Lord, where on Earth am I, oh God, look at this, there's even a man with a beard (''touches the said man, gets hit'') ouch, get out of my way, Osama, I don't want to get close to you, oh what a horror this is, you all make me sick!
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In ''Instruments of Chaos'', at the end of each stage you have exactly one chance to beat a boss in order to prevent a MadScientist to to give a weapon to the German (which equip a Zeppelin serving as the final boss); failure doesn't trigger a GameOver and allows to continue the game. [=JdG=] initially thinks that, depending on the bosses you actually beats and those you failed to beat, the final boss' power would change. It actually doesn't alter anything, the zeppelin always has all of the weapons.
* GhostLights: In "[=JdG=] answers your questions", when seen through the "specs that reveals souls", [=JdG=] has a black shirt and is surrounded by blue flames, as a result of testing the ''Spirou'' game.
* GoddamnedBats:[[invoked]] A major pain in the ass in most of the platform games he reviews.
* GodwinsLaw:
** He introduces ''Airwolf'' on Amstrad CPC thusly:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Let's just say that if Hitler were a video game developer, he would have participated in making this game.
** The opening of the ''Dragon's Lair'' video shows a few historical pictures, including one of Hitler holding a cart of the game.
** Right at the beginning of the ''Fantasia'' review:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' I'll say it right away, this game equals nazi! (''cue Godwin point logo appearing'') Now that this is out of the way, I can proceed.
* GreenAesop: The ''Waterworld'' review ends with his throwing the game into the ocean where a sperm whale chokes on it. An oceanologist's letter is then read on the news, asking people to "stop throwing your fucking trash in the ocean, goddammit!"
* GroinAttack: In the ''Sword of Sodan'' video. The more practical way to dogde enemy attacks is to fight while crouching. On the screen, it looks like the player character is repeatedly stabbing them in the testicles.
* GrotesqueGallery: [=JdG=] finds ''Téléchat'' '''creepy'''. Which is understandable, considering that many items in the show have an UncannyValley-esque human face (most notably a clothes iron, a phone and a microphone).
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: An explanation is offered for the ''[=GoldenEye=]'' guards: they're just going along with a guard's friend's fantasy that he's a secret agent.
* GuideDangIt:
** [=JdG=] gets stuck at the beginning of the last level in ''Astérix and the Great Rescue''. The way to get past the wall is quite wall-banging, indeed.
** The enigmas in ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' are non-logical, meaning if a ''single'' little item is missing or you don't know its use, you can't finish a level. And some of them require [[CombinatorialExplosion combining items]].
** This happens to him a lot because in a lot of retro games, most of the plot was explained in the manual, but since he lost/lacks the manual for most of his games and the games themselves rarely give any indication as to what the player is supposed to do...
** It gets particularly bad in the first level of ''Platoon'' on NES, where you must find your way in a forest where every screen is nearly identical, and there is absolutely no indication on which way you're supposed to go. The actual path is so complicated that it's impossible to find it without a guide.
** ''Alex Kidd in High Tech World'' seemed especially infamous to him. For example, the last PlotCoupon of the first level is hidden in one of the clocks hanging from the ceiling in each floor of the castle. Also, the third level (in which Alex Kidd must find a way to receive a coupon to enter an arcade game room) features two seemingly coherent way (by speaking to several [=NPCs=] to acquire items), but both eventually trigger a NonStandardGameOver when the coupon is given to the guard at the end of the level. The correct way to receive the coupon is to [[spoiler:pray one hundred times in the village temple.]]
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: He's a huge fan of ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Film/JurassicPark''.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' ''Manga/DragonBall''[='=]s universe, is just the most ''awesome'' thing ever created!\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ''Film/JurassicPark'' is my ''favorite'' movie. I saw it so many times I could recite the whole script from memory!\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' When you buy a ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' game, you expect some quality, since it's the best movie ever.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Invoked in the ''Disney'' games review, where he mentions that if you're [[DonaldDuck a duck]], it's OK to go around with your balls showing.
* HeadDesk:
** In the SNES ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' test:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Let's call this level "THUD". Why level "THUD"? Because at the end, when you play it, you're like "THUD".
** At the beginning of the tests for the adaptations of ''Film/{{Hook}}'' and ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', from dying during the first few seconds of play.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: In ''Papy Grenier'', the ''Resident Evil'' episode, Seb/Gilles tilts his head just after Chris throws a Japanese schoolgirl toward the tentacle monster to distract it.
* HellIsThatNoise: In-universe, the CriticalAnnoyance in the infamous ''Ninja Turtle'' NES game has this effect on him… and on everyone who ever played the game.
* HeroicBSOD: The only way to describe [=JdG=]'s reaction at the end of the ''Instrument of Chaos'' review, when he discovers that his grandfather Archibald Von [=GreNier=] is in fact [[spoiler:AVGN... that is, an alien unrelated to the plot, in a parody of the ending of the fourth ''Indiana Jones'' movie.]] He just stay frozen on the spot with a shocked expression, all the way to the end credits.
* HilariousOuttakes:
** Most of his specials about cartoons end with these.
** As well as ''The Addams Family'' games review, to apologize for a two-month hiatus.
** The second FAQ video ends, at first, with obviously fake Hilarious Outtakes, then segues into real ones.
* HitboxDissonance: Some of his games have this, coupled sometimes with FakeDifficulty.
** Segues into a LARP scene in ''LOTR'', where he demonstrates the difficulty of seven people killing a snake.
** ''Instruments of Chaos'' is particularly noteworthy, since only the very tip of Young Indiana Jones' whip actually does damage.
* HollywoodDarkness: The beginning of Papy Grenier's story about ''Resident Evil''.
* HoYay: [[invoked]]
** What he pointed about the heroes of ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' the animated series.
** He also makes several jokes about Robin being gay during his review of ''Batman: The Movie''.
* HumongousMecha: Used by the Joueur du Grenier in the end of the ''Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue'' to fight the cart of the game.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** At the beginning of the Sports Games Review, Grenier doesn't even wait for his [[HarassingPhoneCall mysterious caller]] to tell him something to do.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' What? You want me to play some awful old sports games? Ooooh noooo... (''leaves the phone and rushes to the games'')
** During the ''Taz-Mania'' review:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him. (''the picture turns in black and white with a sad music'') He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... ha ha ha, this sod is funny!
** During the ''Platoon'' review, when he reaches the civilian village:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' After several hours, I eventually discovered the way to the village. The morale meter is used there, because when you kill innocent villagers, you understand that our morale decreases. Because we, Americans, we are here to protect populations.
:::We immediatly see the Rambo-disguised Joueur du Grenier posing on a photograph reenacting one of the photographs taken by American soldiers during the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Abu Ghraib scandal]] ('''warning''' -- wikipedia page not fully SFW) during the American invasion of Iraq.
** During the ''Pokémon'' video:
--->'''Papy Grenier:''' I don't understand this issue, all these people saying that we didn't take care our Pokémon, it is not true, it is totally wrong! [...] We brought them to the hospital thirty times per day. If that's not taking care of them...
** During the Superheroes special, he rants about ''Captain Planet'' and its GreenAesop, saying we don't need that to be environmentally responsible. And then he blows his nose with leopard skin.
** And later, commenting about ''Captain Planet'''s VerySpecialEpisode:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' And because of drugs, he now ''[[AndThatsTerrible wears sunglasses and a skull-adorned T-shirt]]''!\\
'''Seb:''' (''wearing sunglasses and a skull-adorned T-shirt'') It disgusts me...
** During the ''VideoGame/KasumiNinja'' review, he complains about the exagerrated Asian-sounding accent of the ingame voice:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' It's just shameful. We would never use such clichés in our show.\\
(''cue a montage of all the Asian-themed racist jokes appearing in the previous ''Joueur du Grenier'' episodes'')
** During the ''Instruments of Chaos'' review:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Everybody knows that egyptians in the twentieth century dress like the pharaons. People who make such stereotypes annoy me.\\
(''cue Seb as a stereotypical Peruvian'')
* IAmXSonOfY: In his RPG games review, he is addressed by the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Greybeards]] as "Joueur du Grenier, child of Juron" ("Juron" meaning "Swear word" in French). In the French version of ''Skyrim'', "Dragonborn" is translated as "Enfant de dragon" (litterally: "child of dragon"). Here, [=JdG=] is called "Enfant de juron" ("child of swear word"). Cue wearing a horned helmet and shouting (French) insults like Thu'ums.
* IdenticalGrandson: [=JdG=] looks exactly like his grandfather Archibald von Grenier.
* IdenticalLookingAsians: [=JdG=] starts making such a joke while commenting on the Japanese ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]'' series, but is cut short by a censoring alarm.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: In one particularly difficult segment in the ''Captain Planet'' game (see ThatOneLevel), he says there's a bigger chance of a bus full of naked Norwegian ladies stopping in front of your house than getting through. After finally giving up and [[BrickJoke going to run naked on the highway]], he angrily shoves the nudist Norwegian ladies who pulled up in a bus in front of his house out of his way (offscreen).
* InsultToRocks: About ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Saying this movie is shit would be an insult to shit!
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: "By the way, you may have noticed I pronounce it [[VideoGame/MetalGear "Metal Jeer"]]. There are two reasons: the first is that it remains from the old ads for the [[GameGear "Game Jeer"]], the second... is that I like to piss people off."
* ItsHardSoItSucks:
** {{Invoked}} in the rules of the official Joueur du Grenier discussion board. In the section in which contributors can suggest reviews of specific games, it is written that merely being hard isn't enough to qualify for a [=JdG=] review.
** There is at least one review (''The Smurfs'') in which he states that the game is hard but good. He considered it reviewable because its difficulty was caused by huge numbers of TrialAndErrorGameplay sequences.
* JeopardyThinkingMusic: This music is used during "waiting" periods, even though it's not really its typical meaning. Obviously, [=JdG=] is not familiar with the show (its French equivalent was only aired in France for a short time) and more with the parodies used on the Internet.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Invoked in the sport cartoons special, where he mentions how the main character of ''Anime/AttackerYou'' is a lot nastier than people remember. Case in point: she scolds her six-year old adopted brother for having a PottyFailure in front of a large crowd of people instead of comforting him, and later on, she ''harshly and loudly reminds him they're not really siblings''. And if that wasn't enough, he at one point starts whining that he doesn't want to go to school, since everyone laughs at him for not knowing how to swim. Her response is to ''dangle him one-armed from the window of their high-rise apartment'' until he agrees to go to the pool.
** Earlier, he is appalled how there's only one person in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' ({{Jerkass}} HotBlooded CombatPragmatist Hyuuga Kojiro) who gives a shit about the player (GlassCannon Misugi Jun) who had a ''friggin' heart attack during the match''. To the point that Hyuuga Kojiro is then blamed by the coach because he was the only one to stop playing after said incident.
* JumpScare:
** Not present in the actual video, but invoked InUniverse in the ''Papy Grenier episode'' about ''Resident Evill''.
--->'''Kid:''' So, grandpa, how did it all end?\\
'''Papy Grenier:''' Well, for starters, I now hate dogs-- (''zombified dog jumps out of the window in the game'') AAH! Woah, holy shit!
** In the sport cartoons special, he believes all the mouthless, purple background characters are ghosts, and yells when a door opens, several of them [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou looking at the camera.]]
* JustAStupidAccent / MisplacedAccent:
** According to a dialog, in the FPS-themed video, [[spoiler:Creator/DougWalker]]'s character is supposed to speak with a Russian accent. Which actually sounds more German than Russian.
** The extraterrestrial coatholder has a Québecois accent for... no reason.
* KubrickStare: [[spoiler:Creator/DougWalker]] at the end of the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' video.
* LineOfSightName:
** In the ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' video, [=JdG=] thinks the plot has been written like this.
** According to him, the fatalities in ''Tatoo Assassin'' were nothing but this. All '''2196''' of them.
* LiteralMetaphor: A French one: during the ''Airwolf'' review, Grenier claims that the developpers must really "en tenir une couche" (i.e. be really stupid), an expression which can be understood as meaning "holding a diaper"[[note]]The accurate translation for this expression is "possessing a layer", probably related to the English expression "being thick".[[/note]]. Cut to a scene where Seb is playing the game developper, typing on a computer... holding a baby diaper.
-->'''Seb:''' Seriously, you ever tried to create a game while holding a diaper?\\
(''cue {{losing horns}} and a "Joke failure" message in the bottom of the screen'')
* LongList: The Valentine's Day episode ends with a (sung) LongList of porn games. Which would probably have been even longer if [=JdG=] hadn't been arrested by a cop in the middle of a sentence.
* LoonyFan: Apparently, one gave [=JdG=] the ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'' cartridge during a convention... at gunpoint.
* MagicCountdown: In ''Airwolf'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AitZIpd8fq8#t=0m39s even the countdown doesn't work right.]] "13, 12, 11, zeroooo!"
-->"Happy New Year!"
* MakeMeWannaShout:
** At the end of ''The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil'' review, after finding out the game didn't save the previous day, Grenier's frustrated yell causes a building to collapse.
** An extended gag features him as a ''Skyrim'' protagonist, whose Thu'ums are powered by swearing.
* [[ManOfAThousandFaces Man of a Thousand Faces and Voices]]: Seb, [=JdG=]'s {{Sidekick}} and cameraman, frequently disguises himself to play a second actor on screen. So far, he played: [[Franchise/PowerRangers Zordon]], the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc. (Bad Games Inc., the Mafia-esque company behind every crappy game in the [=JdG=] universe), [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the four Greybeards]], the clown who programmed ''Dragon's Lair'', TheGrimReaper, Merlin, [[GreekMythology Zeus]] and many other roles. Every time you see someone on screen that isn't [=JdG=] or young [=JdG=] (a kid wearing his shirt), it's Seb disguised. Although the more recent episodes tend to feature more and more frequently the 3615-Usul team (a fellow French podcaster), thus they can afford a decent cast.
* MidReviewSketchShow: No surprise for a show inspired by the AVGN. Most usually an End-Review Sketch Show when [=JdG=] try to get rid of the game of the day. Very often with a Beginning-Review Sketch Show too as introduction. The ''Papy Grenier'' episodes are Full-Review Sketch Shows.
* MixAndMatchCritters: His ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' Zord contains a platypus, a koala, and others.
* MoneyToBurn: The Infogrames CEO lights a cigar this way during the VillainSong of the Disney video.
* MoodDissonance: In a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4xHOJ6e2kc special episode]], he reviews ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|VirginGames}}'' on SegaGenesis to demonstrate why he ''doesn't'' review good games. During the entire video, he keeps an angry face and tone... while continuously praising the game.
* MoodWhiplash:
** Jumping straight from the death of Aeris to the GoldSaucer in the ''FFVII'' video.
** Finding Pippin in the ''LOTR'' game, "who is evidently recreating the final scene from ''Film/TheBlairwitchProject''". And going right back into the usual commentary.
* MookChivalry: Referenced in the ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' video and in the sequence making fun of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' in the humorous FAQ video.
* MoonLogicPuzzle / TryEverything: In every part of ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' For example, how do you create the key to open a door? By combining a feather with sulfur.
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: His alter-ego, Canard-Man ("Duck-Man", a parody of Batman) and his motto "Another victory for a duck!", which is also the slogan of Canard WC, a French brand of toilet-cleaning products.
* MostAnnoyingSound: InUniverse; the CriticalAnnoyance in some games.
** The music of ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' is very unnerving, to be polite.
** The music of ''Total Recall'' too.
** "Shut up, VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}! Shut uuuup!"
** The music in ''Airwolf'' (Amstrad CPC version).
** The sound effects the enemies make in ''Taz-Mania''.
** The sound effects of ''Raid 2020'', which he describes to be identical to actual Atari 2600 sounds.
** The NES ''Teenage Mutant Heroes Turtles'' [[Quotes/CriticalAnnoyance sound announcing you're a low health]].
* TheMostDangerousVideoGame: A few of the reviewed video games are shown having supernatural malevolent influence on the [=JdG=].
* MostWonderfulSound: InUniverse, the PlayStation jingle when you turn on the console. Though [=JdG=] notes that it's also a moment of anguish, where you wonder if the PS logo will appear or not.
* MultipleEndings: The video ''Jeux de baston 2ème édition'' has several endings.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** What he points about the anime ''Mister Ajikko'' in the fourth TV special. Would knew cooking could be ''that'' awesome?
** In the Simulation games video, he points that the games belonging to the series of the German simulators all have this kind of over-the-top blockbuster-like trailers. He then shows a parody he made of the trailer for ''Bus & Cable Car Simulator''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzWzyslYK8 on which he doesn't change the pictures, the camera angles or the epic music]], he only added some snarky narrator comments.
** In the sport cartoons special, where he claims the Japanese are fascinated by things like two soccer players passing the ball to each other.
* MundaneUtility:
-->'''[=Jdg=]:''' ''Batman & Robin'' is a game you could use to slice ham!
* MusicalEpisode: The Disney games review features several parodies of disney songs.
* MusicToInvadePolandTo: InUniverse example. In the end of ''The Smurfs'' review, [=JdG=] [[spoiler:destroys the Smurfs village with an air bomb, while playing the ''Ode to Joy'' in background.]]
* NarratingTheObvious: Grenier's big complaint about the 1967 ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Stop talking to yourself.\\
(''extract of Peter Parker talking to himself'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' (''strained'') Stop talking to yourself...\\
(''extract of Spider-Man talking to himself'')\\
'''[=JdG=]: [[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]'''
* NerdGlasses: He wears them.
* NerdsAreVirgins: Used as a reason for the superiority of video-game [=RPGs=] to the tabletop version: the NPC asks a question to the female party member (Fred in a GirlishPigtails wig), who answers, "I don't know, I'm on my period, teehee!" Awkward silence ensues.
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse example in the ValentinesDay special, with the game ''177'' featuring a young woman in a short skirt and scared expression, chased by a man with no music but the sound of running. When Seb points out that 177 is the article of Japanese law that deals with rape, Fred can't yank the plug out fast enough.
* NintendoHard: Most, if not all the games he tests.
* NoEnding: His special episode about video games' adaptations on TV. A "Low Battery" icon flashes a few times (as a reference to an earlier joke), then the video is cut short .
* NoExportForYou: [[invoked]] ''Saint Seiya'' for the NES was never sold in the USA. Understandable as the anime was much more popular in France than in the US.
* NonIndicativeTitle: Commented in the first anime special, where he notes that the French titles of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' ("''Olive & Tom''") and ''Anime/AttackerYou'' ("''Jeanne et Serge''") contain the names of minor characters that barely ever appear in the shows.
* NonStandardGameOver: He has encountered these a few times while playing through some games.
** In ''Alf'' for the Master System, he bought the "Alf Book" from a shop, only to find out that after retelling the basic story of the series, it sends you back to the title screen for no apparent reason.
** In ''Rulers of Nations'', he mentions that some of his playthroughs ended on really stupid and abrupt game overs. For one example, he lost when [[spoiler:Nicolas Sarkozy got murdered by [[BullSeeingRed siccing a rampaging bull on him]]]].
** This trope causes him much frustration in ''Alex Kidd in High-Tech World'', where ways to get a sudden game over abound. The examples he ran into include putting on a suit of armor (it's too heavy for Alex to move while wearing it), talking to the guards in the third level too many times, or presenting them with false travel passes (which were obtained after seemingly normal quests), but what really caused him to snap is when [[TimedMission he ran out of time]].
* NoSenseOfDirection: According to [=JdG=], '''Batman''' himself in the ''Batman Forever'' adaptation game, leading to yet another parody sketch.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
** In the "2D to 3D" episode, the opening of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatSpecialForces'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90V_yIBjH2M#t=8m04s shown]] with a disclaimer "No, this ain't edited, it's the game's real intro sequence."
** In the "girly shows" special, a shot of [[Manga/AiShiteNight Hashizo and his cat]] grinning very creepily is accompanied by PsychoStrings and a "non-edited image" message.
** ''Home Alone 2'' loooong elevator sequences have a disclaimer stating it's the real length of the cutscene.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: The Japanese commercial for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' has a young girl making some... ''questionable'' sounds. Fred wonders if perhaps he's been watching too much {{Hentai}}.
* ObstructiveForeground:
** Commented while reviewing the MegaDrive version of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'':
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Note we are in one of those many games where the devs thought "Yay, cool, I'll put stuff on the foreground, it looks so pretty!" Okay, listen to me, devs: no, putting things in the foreground that block your view isn't cool, it's stupid. When showing the movie ''Fantasia'', you won't splash an audience member's face in the middle of the screen.
** By the ''Batman Forever'' review, it has clearly become one of Grenier's BerserkButton, reducing him once again to {{Angrish}} (well, in French).
* ObviouslyEvil: In the ''Papy Grenier'' episode about ''Resident Evil'', Papy Grenier says that he had a feeling there was a traitor in their group, "But who?" Cut to [[SinisterShades Albert]] [[BlondeGuysAreEvil Wesker]] [[EvilLaugh laughing ominously]] while [[GoodHairEvilHair slicking back his hair]].
* OffhandBackhand: In the ''Instruments of Chaos'' review, Seb gets one from a foaming-at-the-mouth [=JdG=] when asking to help.
* OffModel: To a degree. The "2D to 3D" episode's image quality was suddenly different from the other ones, as [=JdG=] and Seb started to use a new camera and weren't used to it. This was even [[LampshadeHanging referred]] to in the following episode.
* OminousLatinChanting: Played for laughs in the beginning of the ''Total Recall'' / ''Predator'' review, when picking up a cart triggers some. It also doubles as a sort of ShoutOut to ''Manga/DeathNote'', since [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUyb4yQMEXQ said latin chanting comes from this anime]].
* OncePerEpisode: Seb says something incredibly stupid (or makes a really bad pun), making [=JdG=] either embarrassed or enraged (to the point of killing him sometimes).
* OneBulletAtATime: Commented on in the ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' games video.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The [=JdG=] is very audibly from the south of France (from near Perpignan to be precise, though he currently live in Brittany), especially when he starts yelling.
* OrSoIHeard: He compares having to match the right keycard to the right door in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' to pop-up ads intruding on porn. Which he, uh, read about, on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. [[SubvertedTrope While looking for porn.]]
* ParodiesOfFire: Used while mocking ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''.
* PatrioticFervor: Averted, as he's fond of ripping games made by Infogrames and Cryo Interactive. And when he does, it's always ironically:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' And it was developed by a French company! Long live camembert!
* PoesLaw:
** In his superhero episode, [=JdG=] doesn't seem to grasp that all the absurdity in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' was one of the ''selling points'' of those days' ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Then again, it might be deliberate. [[RuleOfFunny What would he get angry at, otherwise?]]
** Same thing in the commercials episode, with him ranting against the ad for toilet paper that's in the style of musical, while this ad is very obviously quite parodic and tongue-in-cheek in the first place.
* PoisonMushroom: In ''Back to the Future Part III'', there is a item that screams PowerUp, but is this.
* PornStache:
** Vegeta's mustache is one of the reasons he hates ''GT'' (along with Trunks and the robot).
** In the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' episode, the "Al Moustacha" terrorist gang members all have one (including [[GirlsWithMoustaches the one female]]).
** Brad Stallion's gets compared to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKTPVDv_kag this guy.]] [[note]]A beauf is a city-dweller with all the class and social charm of a redneck, which tells you all you need to know about Brad.]][[/note]]
* PresidentEvil: Papy Grenier as Mayor / Supreme Guide of [=SimCity=].
* PressXToNotDie: He parodies how this game mechanic has gotten too easy in recent games in the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review: [=Jdg=] shows himself being threatened with a gun by Seb, who is about to shoot him and yells. The on-screen text says "Press X to avoid the bullet", but Seb keeps on yelling without shooting, and is even taking out a ''Cubitus'' comic book to read, waiting for [=JdG=] to react.
* PreviouslyOn: Parodied to all heck in the episode following the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' review, with at first clips from it (since it is indeed a follow-up), but which soon segue into unrelated skits, still with the dramatic voiceover.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: InUniverse. Every licensed game he plays is of poor quality.
* PsychoticSmirk: During the ''Heavy Nova'' review:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' I'm sure it was some kind of lunatic who hid this game in my room for me to find!\\
(''brief cut to Seb, holding the boom pole, smirking away'')
* {{Pun}}s: ''Tons'' of them. Seb is prone to make impromptu lame puns, which leads either to the Joueur making a {{Facepalm}} or trying to kill him.
** In the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review : "Alright, guys, today, we're going to like leather, I tell you. Because today's game tanned my hide. [[CaptainObvious Leather, tanned, crappy joke.]]"
** On ''Batman & Robin'': "This game was made by a company named Probe, so you already know it will live forever in the annals." Cue an XBox achievement.
** On ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'' : "This game isn't so hard, it is just awfully long and shitty and we take too much time on non-logical enigmas... I shouldn't be surprised, the editor who made this, Tempest, ''is known to only make stinky games''!" [[DontExplaintheJoke (In French, ''Tempest'' sounds like "t'empestes": "you stink".)]]
** In his Simulators games review, after Seb tested a game about ''toilets'' (''Toilet Tycoon'', to be exact), [=JdG=] draws the short straw about making an awful one:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Hey, your game about toilets... It smells like shit, doesn't it?
* QueerPeopleAreFunny: In ''Jeux de baston 2ème édition'', when Fred is ranting about the fact that in the original ''Street Fighter'' there's no boobs but men's chests, a guy can be heard saying that it doesn't bother him. Fred asks who said that.
** And in the porn games special, "what kind of man can enjoy playing with an enormous ''dick?'' ... don't answer that."
* RatedMForManly: "Nothing like the death of a MagicalGirl to start this video, because this one is for you, for Men. ''Real'' men, ''hard'' men, ''hairy'' men, those who have something in their pants, who have a meat-and-two-veg, a wiener, a johnson, a loaded cannon. Welcome aboard, Men, this video is for ''you''." Accompanied by the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' theme.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: The ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' review shows the voice actor recording the dialogues for the game doing this.
* ReadTheFreakingManual: The trope is said to him by the voice-over at the end of his "guide to being angry at your computer" skit in the ''Airwolf'' review.
* RealityEnsues: On playing a RoadRunner game that requires you to move as slowly as you can to avoid obstacles, Fred mentions that it'd be like playing a Mario game where you can't jump. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQlKd6Sgfuw#t=258 Cue Mario jumping from a block six feet off the ground and breaking his leg.]]
--> '''Luigi:''' Mamma mia! Mario, you fell! Here, [[OneUp take this mushroom.]]\\
'''Mario:''' [[MotorMouth I do not-a WANT your mushroom you stupid asshole my leg is broken!]] Get me a doctor!
* RebuiltPedestal: [=JdG=] is a big fan of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''. So when Creator/JamesRolfe's friend Mike Matei accused [=JdG=] of plagiarizing AVGN (comparing him to WebVideo/TheIrateGamer and calling him a "fucking bum" in the process), he was reportedly rather bummed out. Later, [=JdG=] posted a comment on one of his videos saying he talked it out with Mike, and that Mike's not a bad person after all. The reconciliation was officially confirmed when [=JdG=] made a humorous cameo in Mike Matei's video [[http://cinemassacre.com/2012/07/21/mike-looks-at-some-nes-hacks/ "Mike Looks at Some NES Hacks"]].
* RecordNeedleScratch: Sometimes used when he finds something which is both unexpected and incredibly stupid.
* RecycledInSpace: Well, Recycled in France. He is like ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' with ''much'' less profanity. In fact, some of hs viewers' tendency to label him an [=AVGN=] ripoff is lampshaded in the ''Film/HomeAlone'' game review, where one of the things that is written on his "to-do list" is "rip off the [=AVGN=]".
* RedheadedStepchild: [=JdG=] is guilty of this in the 2013 fighting games video, when he tells that Ryu being redhead is one of the numerous flaws of the first ''Street Fighter'' game.
* RelaxOVision: When Grenier mentions that one of the objectives in ''Brad Stallion'' is to ''[[{{Squick}} hump a sheep]]'', the action is censored by a montage of flowers, as Grenier's horrified screams can be heard.
* RentAZilla: TheProblemWithLicensedGames is represented by massive cartridges duking it out in New York.
* RetiredCompleteMonster: If you take Papy Grenier's stories at face value (that he was a sociopathic Pokémon trainer and bloodthirsty dictator instead of playing the games), he is this.
* RightHandCat: The CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc. is often seen stroking a (plush) white cat.
* RussianRoulette: When riffing on the minigame DatingSim, Fred wears [[Film/TheDeerHunter a red headband while a guy yelling "Di di mau!" hands him a revolver]], picks up the gun... and when the girlfriend asks if they can go to the beach, says "Come on, honey, can't you see I'm in the middle of a minigame?"
* SanitySlippage: During his ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' review.
* {{Scatting}}: [=JdG=] sometimes does this when he hears ridiculous music in video games he reviews.
* TheScrappy: InUniverse.
** Like any self-respecting retro gamer, [=JdG=] despises the dog from ''VideoGame/DuckHunt''.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' I ''hate'' that fucking dog! Whoever says he never wanted to shoot him is a liar!
** He hates Hashizo from ''Manga/AiShiteNight'', and [[TakeThatScrappy is overjoyed when he sees his older brother slapping him]].
* ScrappyMechanic: InUniverse. The gravity factor in ''Airwolf'' is one of the main reasons why the game is nigh-impossible to play in an enjoyable way. The helicopter keeps going down at all time, and since it explodes almost instantly by hitting ANYTHING, [=JdG=] has to constantly give light taps on his joystick to keep the copter from crashing on the ground or going too high and crash on the ceiling.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' It's like doing archery on a fucking trampoline!
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the ''Papy Grenier'' episode about the first ''Resident Evil'' game, after Wesker gives his colleagues one stupid piece of advice too many regarding zombies:
-->'''Wesker:''' Don't move a muscle. [[Film/JurassicPark Their eyesight is based on movement.]]\\
(''beat'')\\
'''Gilles:''' Fuck this, I'm outta here.\\
'''Chris:''' Yeah, me too.
* SeeThruSpecs: The sunglasses always dangling from [=JdG=]'s shirt are described as allowing to see the state of someone's soul (which ends up damaged after really awful games and big videos).
* SelfDeprecation:
** In the ''Taz-Mania'' review:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' So, Taz is told that somewhere exists an egg bigger than my ass...
** The 2014 FAQ video contains a sequence in which the meeting between the [=JdG=] and the [=NESBlog=] teams is played as a reenactement of the ''Film/JurassicPark'' scene in which Grant, Sattler, Hammond, and Malcom (respectively played by Fred, Seb, [=RealMyop=], and Usul) are flying toward Isla Nublar, with Malcom rewritten as a far-left economist.[[note]]Usul is often blamed for expressing far-left political convictions in his own videos.[[/note]]
* SensoryAbuse:
** He describes ''Raid 2020''[='s=] sound as "audio deflowering".
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' And not just because it makes your ears bleed!
** He's more ironic with ''China Syndrome''.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Hmmm, now that's good stuff for the ears!
* {{Sequelitis}}: InUniverse, discussed in several specials:
** Commented in the second anime special, when talking about ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' (after commenting ''Anime/DragonBallGT'').
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Take ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' for example. It's a wonderful series: it shows that you should stop while it's still time.
** Also invoked when talking about some good sequels (''Mario'', ''Sonic'', ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter''...) but the video is about bad sequels (''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'' and ''VideoGame/AlexKidd 3'').
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** After playing through ''Back to the Future Part II'' and ''Back to the Future Part III'', he goes back in time to steal these games from himself so that he would never have played them. In the timeline he created, he has reviewed ''My Little Pony'' on the GameBoyAdvance instead.
** After finishing ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' on the NES, he [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime plays the Song of Time, goes back to his childhood]] and gets a different game as a present. [[FromBadToWorse It's]] ''VideoGame/DarkCastle''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Invoked in his review of ''The Addams Family'', where he mentions how good the actress who played Wednesday (Creator/ChristinaRicci) looks as an adult.
* ShellShockSilence: When after a lame and badly-timed joke from Seb, an enraged [=JdG=] pulls the boom mike down and screams in it. It is not complete silence though, we can hear Seb complaining about his ears hurting, and [=JdG=] saying he had it coming.
* ShoutOut: Enough to deserve [[ShoutOut/JoueurDuGrenier their own page]].
* ShowerOfAngst: After going through ''Brad Stallion'', specifically [[spoiler:having sex with a sheep]].
* ShownTheirWork: During the animated intro in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'' video, Hylian runes can be seen. They contain actual messages (and most of them are pretty snarky).
* {{Sidekick}}: Seb (Sébastien Rassiat), one of his friends who helps him make the videos and frequently plays a role in it.
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: [[invoked]] Papy Grenier's episode about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' mocks this, with the main characters being shown in a roller coaster when they're supposed to chase Sephiroth.
* SimpletonVoice:
** Seb's voice gradually evolved into this. A Q&A special even asked if that was his real voice...
--->'''Seb:''' (''in a young female voice'') Haha... of course not, THIS is my real voice.
** During the ''Lion King'' part of the Disney video, [=JdG=] makes the whole review with this kind of voice.
* ASinisterClue: In the Creator/DCComics adaptations episode, there is a flasback during which [=JdG=] reminds that Seb holding his boom pole with the wrong hand should have been a warning that something was wrong. The episode began with Seb dressed (and acting) like the Joker.
* SirSwearsALot: He once [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] how often he use the F word. Although, to be fair, he is much less this than the AVGN.
* TheSixties: The Superheroes special tackles this period, including a '60s-themed ''Joueur du Grenier'' intro.
* SkywardScream: At the end of the ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT NES]]'' review.
* SnapBack: Seb is shot a few times by [=JdG=] snapping, usually after making one lame pun too many. Of course, he's fine by the next video. Lampshaded once:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Didn't I kill you in the previous episode?\\
'''Seb:''' Hey, we're in an Internet video show, it isn't supposed to be logical.
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** [=JdG=] doesn't find "Life in the City" to be fitting to ''VideoGame/SonicR''. He thinks it'd rather suit a RhythmGame at a seaside nightclub.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil]]'': "If I was in 1984, in a nightclub called 'The Macumba Night', I could eventually maybe think the music is good. Tough luck, I am playing a video game about Zelda right now. And I think it is ''slightly off-topic''"!
** In ''Airwolf'', he notes how the music in one of the game's versions[[note]]''Airwolf II'' on Amstrad CPC[[/note]] sounds awesome but only plays in the most boring parts of the game. He compares it to putting epic music in an elevator, cue a skit with him going in an elevator that has "[[Music/TwoStepsFromHell Dragon Rider]]" playing in it.
** ''VideoGame/Excalibur2555AD'' has a kind of techno-ish soundtrack making the levels sounds like every part of the game was happening in the immediate surrounding of a night-club.
** ''Asterix and the Great Rescue'' set to techno music.
** Played for laughs in the video where he reviews ''Film/{{Timecop}}'' among other things: [=JdG=] demonstrates how music should fit the situation by showing a counter-example: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Aerith's death scene]] set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rvNmVuGf84 Les Musclés' "Merguez Partie"]]. The music pops up once again later in the video, when [=JdG=] starts talking about how horrible diabetes is.
** In the ''Smurfs'' video, when he flips a switch and the ominous music switches to "La Cucaracha" [[spoiler:inside the bomber flying to the Smurfs village.]]
** The ''GIGN'' one has hilariously inappropriate music, which he thinks would be better suited to a commercial for insurance or dog food. Especially the GameOver screen.
* SpeakingSimlish: Logically, in some parts of the ''[=SimCity=]'' video. Including a WebVideo/HitlerRants parody spoken in Simlish.
* SpecialEffectFailure: InUniverse.
** Parodied in the beginning of the ''Spirou'' video, when they explore the abandoned Peruvian tomb.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' And this is the edge of the green screen where we shoot our special effects.
** Also mentioned when Grenier talks about ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Yeah, don't laugh, the special effects are made by a French company.
* SpinOff: ''Papy Grenier'', where he plays an old storyteller who revisits classic games in a humorous way.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The ''Dragon's Dogma'' ads. They aren't released as Joueur du Grenier episodes (the title of the series is ''Dragon's Dogma - Fred and Seb'', Fred doesn't wear any of the iconic shirts) but are filled with the same snarky humour that the ''Joueur du Grenier'' and ''Papy Grenier'' series.
* SplitScreenPhoneCall: Parodied in the RPG review, where the Elder can reach for [=JdG=] through the split.
* StealthHiBye: Subverted in the ''Airwolf'' review, where [[spoiler:TheGrimReaper]] disappears from his sight but then comes back, claiming he was just packing his stuff. ''Then'' [=JdG=] himself pulls one on [[spoiler:TheGrimReaper]] for no particular reason.
-->[[spoiler:'''Grim Reaper:''']] [[HypocriticalHumor There are some really weird people around here.]]
* StockControlSettings: [=JdG=] is not pleased that the Start button, instead of pausing, switches the type of punches in ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheRobots''. He has his reasons, since it means there is ''no longer a Pause feature''.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Start, is PAUSE! Ever since it existed, the Start button was always meant to PAUSE!
* StorybookOpening: Spoofed at the beginning of the Disney games video.
* SuddenMusicalEnding:
** The ending of the ''Dragon Lair'' review, a pastiche of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06uNMoeUbc the Arsenic Cake song]] from the French animated film ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Astérix and Cleopatra]]''.
** The ending of the DC Comics adaptation games review, with Seb singing a pastiche of "Under the Sea" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* SuperHero: Duck-Man
* SuperMode: "Super Grenier de l'espace" (Super Space Attic Gamer), a play on "Super Guerrier de l'espace", which is how [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyans]] were called in the French dub. His "transformation" is triggered after building up too much anger and frustration because of ''Excalibur 2555 A.D.'', complete with Gohan's [=SSJ2=] theme playing in the background, as Seb and Merlin (also played by Seb) comment on his "power"... [[MundaneMadeAwesome Which allows him to beat games at a ludicrous speed, win at a game of checkers, find Waldo]], [[PowerUpLetdown turn the game off, watch a movie and brush his teeth before going to bed]].
* TakeThat:
** In the ''Raid 2020'' review:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Winners fight drugs. Except him. (''cuts to a photograph of [[TourDeFrance Lance Armstrong]]'')
** On the simulation special: "Well no, I'm a train driver. I'm on strike." (Train employees are extremely notorious for going on strike in France.)
** In the same video, to introduce ''Rulers of Nations'':
--->'''Seb:''' Hey, you're cheating!\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' (''suddenly in a suit, imitating Nicolas Sarkozy's voice'') Well, what should I have done? Giving this money to young hooded punks who sing islamic rap?\\
'''Seb:''' You're taking me for a fool, aren't you.\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ... You're right! I've become a politician!
** In the FAQ video, regarding road maintenance and repair: "Look at how realistic this is! You got one guy busting his ass doing all the work and the other three doing jack shit! Just like in real life."
** In the first RPG episode, he says that fights in ''Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance'' are more boring than an episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven''. Cue a {{Gasp}} and Fred insisting he said that.
** In the Disney games review, he mentions that ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' on Megadrive is as empty as the conference about the PS4 was. From the same review, he [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]] says that Creator/{{Activision}} [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty isn't the kind of company that would make money by selling games you can finish in an hour]]. Also, during the "Hakuna Matata" parody, he asks to the two French videotesters who entered in his home to sing:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' What are you doing in my place?\\
'''Dorian:''' We're squatting your video.
::: It is probably targeted to a very vocal minority who very regularly criticizes the new videos because of the cameos, especially the cameos of those two specificic testers.
** When asked if he'd found a worse dub than the French version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', we're shown a few scenes from the French-dubbed ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''.
--->'''[=Jdg=]:''' Yes. You can always find worse.
** Has a big Take That towards the American army in the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' episode: he tries to show that having a KarmaMeter in a game where you are an American soldier at war is hypocritical... because of the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal. Yeah.
** In the "Thanks" part of the closing credits for the Superheroes special, he thanks "The [=NESBlog=] Mafia". [=NESBlog=] is a French videogame-themed network of videomakers, of which [=JdG=] is part (as most of the regular characters appearing as cameos). "The [=NESBlog=] Mafia" is not a TakeThat addressed to [=NESBlog=] but to the vocal minority already targeted in the "we're squatting your video" joke (see above): the "[=NESBlog=] Mafia" phrase comes right from them.
** In the DC adaptations review, he sums up his opinion of ''Film/BatmanForever'' with a scream. When he notes that the game itself, however, may not be that bad, he is told that it uses the same engine and gameplay as ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''. Cue another scream.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] In the special about girly shows, the first thing [=JdG=] asks Seb is to add a very... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk110_eoTKg special effect]] on the screen (which mercifully doesn't last the whole episode).
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' So today, we're gonna have animated shows for girls. Seb, turn this show into something pink and boring for chicks, please! (''cue a blur effect appearing'') ...Ah, it's not enough. Add more cute things. (''cue Seb throwing kittens in the fire'') Okay. It's pink, blurry and disgusting. We're in a girly show alright.
* TearJerker: [[DiscussedTrope The second main]] theme of the second special. InUniverse.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' The cartoons back then were really serious. Sometimes even TOO serious.\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Might I remind you that it's supposedly for kids.\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Candies, guns, fuel canisters, buy some matches!\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Real funny there...\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Damn, even the voiceover seems on the verge of killing itself!\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Listen to what the BigBad says! [...] It's completely ''sordid'' to say things like that!!\\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' It's horrible! Really... No, really... ''Help''!! They show that to kids?!
* TemptingFate: Often.
** Twice in the ''Excalibur 2555'' review, when he comments on how cliché the enemies are:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Seriously, the only way to make this game more cliché is to put in a mad scientist and Frankenstein's monster.\\
(''those two enemies appear with the "1-Up Sonic" jingle'')
** And after finding a bar in a cave:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Stupid game, a bar in a cave... Why not a strip-club for transvestites while you're at it?\\
'''Seb:''' Actually, that appears later in the game.\\
(''footage of said level is shown'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' I hate my life.
** In the girly shows special, when discussing the use of the AlmostDeadGuy trope in ''Lady Georgie''.
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Good God, we ''all'' know he's gonna kick the bucket before spitting out her father's name! (''when that happens'') Damn! Is it possible to have something more silly than that?! (Franchise/MyLittlePony''[='=]s theme rolls'') ... [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith NOOOOOO!]]
** In the 2013 fighting games video:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' (''to Seb'') Why are you looking at me like that? I hope you aren't thinking about creating a montage of all our racist jokes with a ''Lord of the Rings'' music!\\
'''Seb:''' I'm not.\\
(''said montage was shown right before these lines'')
** After a particularly disturbing commercial of an anatomically correct peeing boy doll, he really hopes that's the worst of humanity's rejects. Cut to a pregnant Barbie commercial.
** In the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' review, he mentions that the game is at least somewhat faithful to the series, covering the events of the original manga pretty well. Bulma being kidnapped by a pterodactyl, the meetings with Master Roshi (though Bulma showing her panties was censored to have her give him her meal), Oolong and Yamcha, the adventures in Pilaf's castle... then he gets to the part where Goku goes to the Moon to defeat a white rabbit, which never happened in the manga.[[note]]This level ''is'' based on the ending of a mini-arc which involved a white rabbit who transformed Bulma into a carrot, but it's a huge stretch on the game's part as Goku went to the moon and back in a few panels.[[/note]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: In the sport games review:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' The [[AtariJaguar Jaguar]] tried to penetrate the market with its 64 bits[[note]]"bit" is pronounced the same as the French word for "dick"[[/note]]... (''video reeling back'') That console presented itself as the first 64-bit console.
* ThatOneLevel: InUniverse: The snow level in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Especially a part of it, which he calls "'''The''' Passage":
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Yes, the '''The''' Passage, you know about '''The''' Passages, every hard game has one, that hard part of a level which makes you want to headbutt your girlfriend and run naked on a speedway!
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted; [=JdG=] consults a therapist in the ''Smurfs'' episode to help with all the stress the horrible games inflict on him. Though he's probably not too useful, considering he's doodling or playing crosswords while [=JdG=] tells his story.
* ThereShouldBeALaw: At the end of the ''Metal Gear'' review:
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' Honestly, isn't there some kind of law that condemns voluntary attempts to be ''assholes''?!
* TheTheTitleConfusion: Grenier isn't too sure whether the sub-title for ''Prince of Persia 2'' is "''The Shadow & Flame The''" or "''The The Shadow & Flame''" (it's actually "''The Shadow & the Flame''").
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: From time to time, Seb is killed or commits suicide. He inexplicably reappears latter or in the next episode.
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Finishing ''Airwolf'' on Amstrad will bring upon the unlucky gamer the wrath of Zeus. Too bad for him:
-->'''Zeus:''' For your punishment, you shall review ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''!\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' No can do, I did it two months ago.\\
'''Zeus:''' ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' I did it a ''while'' ago!\\
'''Zeus:''' Uh, ''VideoGame/DarkCastle''?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Already done.\\
'''Zeus:''' Damn, you really have a shitty life! Uh, ''E.T.''?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Aw come on, it wasn't that awful!\\
'''Zeus:''' And ''Barbie''? ''Barbie'', don't tell me you've done ''Barbie''!\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh...\\
'''Zeus:''' Wah, you really had it rough.
* ThirdPersonSeductress: In the Creator/DCComics adaptations episode, he speaks very quickly about the ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' adaptation, to say that this trope is the only interest of the game.
* TitleThemeTune: After a few seconds of the French intro sequence of ''Captain Planet'', Grenier cuts it with "Yeah, yeah, okay, ''we got it''!"
* ToBeContinued:
** Twice -- one at the end of his sports games review, and one at the end of the ''Platoon'' and ''Metal Gear'' review.
** Parodied in the First-Person Shooters review, with this dialogue at the end, over the credits.
--->'''[[spoiler:Doug Walker]]:''' You are very good, Monsieur Grenier, but now, it is time. Meet me at the hotel. (''to be continued'') In 8 months. (''to be continued in 8 months'')\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Wait a sec, ''8 months''?! Why not right now, I'm free at the moment!\\
'''[[spoiler:Doug Walker]]:''' Well I mean, right now it's the high season, so if I take tickets, it'll be a little too expensive. Now I found a low-cost flight site, but right now it's full, and there's nothing else that-- hold on a second, I really have bad reception, I can barely hear ya.\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Hello? H-Hello, can you hear me? Hello?\\
'''[[spoiler:Doug Walker]]:''' Yeah, it's a little better, but not that great.\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' Yeah, hold on, I'm walking upstairs, there you go. (''footsteps sounds'')\\
'''[[spoiler:Doug Walker]]:''' Yeah, it's definitely better, but I can hear the traffic. So, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, the flight. So, I was thinking that-- (''sequence ends'')
::It's subverted as well, because of TheStinger that shows the two of them actually meeting.
* ToiletHumor: Used during the ''Toilet Tycoon'' part of the simulators review.
* TooDumbToLive: Said word-for-word in the ''LOTR'' review (see ArtificialStupidity).
* TortureCellar: He locks some of his worst games in one. It is shown in the ''Dragon's Lair'' (in which he first goes to bring the game in his room before testing it) and ''The Addams Family'' (which ends with the torture of a chained Super Nes with the ''Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'' cart still in it) videos.
* TotallyRadical: In response to the cringe-inducingly awful attempts at ads trying this, he tells them "Man, you would have gotten ''stabbed'' if you'd tried talking like that in 2014".
* TraumaInn: Lampshaded in (appropriately enough) the 2nd RPG special, where Fred hauls the fly-infested corpse of his weeks-dead party member to an inn, and the guy wakes up two hours later.
* TravelMontage: In the beginning of the ''Instruments of Chaos'' video, [=JdG=]'s search of all the ''Indiana Jones'' games uses this trope with a map of Paris' public transport.
* {{Troll}}: At the end of the ''VideoGame/AlexKidd 3'' review, [=JdG=] accuses the conceptors to have been trolling the gamers. Considering that the whole village level, with several quests and sub-quests involving finding numerous linked items, is actually completely irrelevant to finishing the game, he certainly has a point.
* ''TyrannosaurusRex'': In the ''Jurassic Park'' episode, beyond those in the games, [=JdG=] faces one after the obligatory BadVibrations moment.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Fred shoots Seb offscreen in ''Sport Games''. In the next video ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'', when Fred asks why is he there, he just responds that a webvideo doesn't have to be logical.
* UnfortunateImplications:
** InUniverse, in the FAQ video. "I will make no comment on the fact that your character [a highway maintenance worker] looks like an old Pakistani immigrant."
** Another in the 2nd RPG special, where the party thief is Karim Debbache (who's of North-African descent). He promptly realizes the problem and tells the others to get fucked.
* UnInstallment: All game footage from his intro comes from his earliest episodes, except for the brief moment when ''Goonies II'' is shown. According to the [[WordOfGod Word of Grenier]], a ''Goonies II'' review was cancelled during its production, because they felt the end result wasn't as good as the other episodes.
* UnreadablyFastText:
** During his ''Ninja Turtles'' review, a fake ad for the "low hitpoints alert" sound sold as a ringtone is shown. During the ad, a line of text is scrolling at the bottom of the screen, saying, "Really? You have nothing better to do other than reading this scrolling text?"
** The 2nd RPG special has "if you paused the video to read this, buy yourself a social life."
* UnwinnableJokeGame: Minus the "joke" part. [=JdG=] considers ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' flat-out impossible to finish because the final boss demolishes you with next to no room to counter-attack.
* VideoGamePerversityPotential: InUniverse, in the ''Papy Grenier'' episode about ''[=GoldenEye=]'' for the N64. He says that he used to take advantage of the fact that bullet impacts on the walls took a long time to disappear to "draw" penises.
* VillainSong: In the Disney games review, the devs and CEO of Infogrames have one, based on Scar's song from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* VisualPun: In the Valentine's Day episode. "''Warning. This video is potentially dirty, we advise minors to not watch it.''" Cut to a bunch of miners (played by Seb) complaining. (In French, "minor" and "miner" are the same word.)
* VulgarHumor: He describes ''Brad Stallion'' to be so filled with vulgar jokes and sex-related puns that would be quite similar to what could imagine a child trying to be vulgar for no reason.
* WantedPoster: There's one for Duck-Man at the beginning of the DC Comics games review. Then it's riped off, revealing another wanted poster for... ham. Covering a poster asking to stop riping posters.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Or "We All Live in France" in his case -- lampshaded in the review for ''Tintin in Tibet'', in which [=JdG=] is adamant that Franchise/{{Tintin}} is French.
* WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies: His Valentine's Day episode ends with one of these, where Grenier lists off the games he thought were too gross to properly review.
* WelcomeToCorneria:
** Averted in the ''Alex Kidd'' review, where trying to get past the guard three times results in him stabbing you. Cut to a ''Franchise/MassEffect''-like dialogue tree, where Seb talks to [=JdG=] just to end the conversation immediately, and on the third try [=JdG=] shoots him.
** Also parodied in the RPG video, after the Greybeard is done delivering his information.
--->'''Greybeard:''' Go and accomplish your mission. And now I'm going to repeat the same line every time you talk to me.\\
(''Grenier pokes him'')\\
Hi, Swearborn! Has there been any progress in your quest?\\
(''Grenier pokes him again'')\\
Hi, Swearborn! Has there been any progress in your quest?
** Discussed in the 2nd RPG video where he notes that the developers of ''Super VideoGame/{{Hydlide}}'' didn't even bother to do that for most of the [=NPCs=], resulting in a lot of people answering with "!?......", which he represents with a [[Series/HomeImprovement Tim Taylor]]-esque grunt.
--->'''Greybeard:''' So, Swearborn, has there been any progress in your quest?\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' !?......
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: [=JdG=] does this in [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Kang and Kodos]]' flying saucer at the end of the ''Bart vs. the Space Mutants'' review.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: InUniverse.
** He often [[DiscussedTrope asks this questions about video games]] when they get too trippy, such as ''Astérix and the Great Rescue''.
** Also the ''Téléchat'' special.
** And his conclusion about ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''. (Though here it isn't clear wether he's implying it was made on drugs, or if he's [[WatchItStoned advocating taking some to recover from the viewing]]. Probably both.)
* WhoWritesThisCrap:
** In a fake movie trailer at the end of the ''Virus'' review, after saying a [[{{Pun}} horribly lame pun]] on the word "mal" (in this context, "evil", not "hurt". Well...).
--->"Evil has returned... And it will hurt!"
** The plot of ''Virus'' is implied to be written by a kid during a redaction exercise in school, and then bought by the CEO of Mauvais Jeux Inc.
* AWinnerIsYou: A common bad point in the games he reviews. Especially blatant in ''The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt'', in which it overlaps with EasyModeMockery: finishing the game in a low difficulty level grants a AWinnerIsYou ending suggesting to beat the game in a higher difficulty mode. The true ending is also AWinnerIsYou, with a different short text. [=JdG=] [[TortureCellar didn't take it very well]]...
* WordSaladTitle: When he reviews ''Elite Force: Navy Seals'', Grenier suspects that there is a random title generator for crappy [=FPSs=].
* YankTheDogsChain: In ''Hook'' for the NES, after going through a painful first level, he is amazed at how surprisingly good the following flying level is, before he realizes said level is also very short. He compares the experience with giving a lollipop to a child just to enjoy taking it away a few seconds later.
* YouBastard:
** During the ''Taz-Mania'' review, he reacts like that when presenting the show which inspired the game... with a subversion:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' Ha ha ha... You're laughing, aren't you? Have you no shame? Seriously, haven't you noticed something shocking in this series? Taz's family can speak perfectly: his parents, his sister, his brother. They even wear clothes. And look at Taz... Look at him [the picture turns in black and white with a sad music]. He is the only one to always be naked and not to be able to speak. It's true, Taz is mentally disabled. So, stop making fun of him because... [[BrokenAesop ha ha ha, this idiot is funny!]]
** During one of his specials about cartoons, he shows a DVD set of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' (the older one) and angrily says to the viewers: "Look at what you made me buy!"
** During the ''Prince of Persia 2'' / ''Alex Kidd in High Tech World'' video, the introduction speech includes this:
--->'''[=JdG=]:''' (''after talking about Sequelitis, especially in video games'') So, it's why I'm here, to suffer. Because you love seeing me suffering, which makes you evil human beings.
* YouGetMeCoffee: About the SNES ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'', while commenting on how the other characters keep giving Grant missions but never appear in person to help him, we see an edited caption from Hammond demanding he'd go fetch some coffee.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He will often use the word ''gameplay'' when what he means is ''controls'' (or rather, ''maniabilité''). It can be explained by the fact that, in French, the sense of that word is less strict than in English language, from which it was borrowed.
* YouMakeMeSic: Seb as the Colonel, in the ''Platoon'' / ''Metal Gear'' review, complains that the ransom note he's reading is badly written.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In-universe, during his review of ''Geo-Political Simulator: Rulers of Nations'':
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' This game is too hard to be beaten, so, because the situation is worsening, I decide to replace my Prime Minister François Fillon, who became unpopular, with the leader of the Beelzebub's Worshippers Sect.\\
'''Leader of the Beelzebub's Worshippers Sect:''' Of course, it is well known that we are absolutely in tune with each other.\\
'''[=JdG=]:''' ''Fuck'', I'm in tune with Beelzebub, I really must be playing like crap.
* YouShallNotPass: Gandalf as a nightclub bouncer (see PreviouslyOn).
* YouWereTryingTooHard: In the ''Jurassic Park'' (Mega Drive) game, Grenier gets quite upset with the level where he has to guide Grant on a raft over several waterfalls, where even a small tumble means you die. Exasperated, he throws away the game pad... and the level continues, with Grant going through the waterfalls without a hitch.
-->'''[=JdG=]:''' You needn't touch the game pad... I hate it when a game takes you for a dumbass...
* ZergRush: ''Instruments of Chaos'' suffers from this, with enemies attacking less than a second from the start and piling up.

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!!The ''Joueur du Grenier'' comic provides examples of the following tropes:

* AmusingInjuries
* TheFaceless: Grenier's mother's face is always obscured by something or other.
* FaceFault: Every depiction of Grenier's mother ends with her keeling over at her progeny's latest catastrophe.
* MediumAwareness / NoFourthWall
* TheNineties
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Including Grenier.
* SpinOffBabies: The comic book, instead of focusing on video games, is about his childhood, and doesn't always involve video games or pop culture nostalgia.
* ToiletHumor

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