->''"We are [=LoadingReadyRun=]. And we're the last, best goddamn hope for humanity."''
-->--'''Graham Stark''' [[labelnote:note]]From the sketch ''Forward Facing''. Right before a cowboy hat falls from above and lands perfectly on his head.[[/labelnote]]

Early in 2003, two guys named Graham and Paul figured making a website where they could show off some of their videos would be a good idea.

Several months later, when they remembered the idea, they started work on it. After a couple design concepts, they settled on [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/ Loading Ready Run]], inspired in name and appearance by the {{Commodore 64}} home computer system from the '80s. See, they're also big geeks.

More than just showing off their few previous works, Graham and Paul decided to make new videos. Lots of new videos. Like, one every week. As well as being big geeks, they also make very poor and ambitious decisions. Despite the thoroughly insane schedule they'd set up for themselves, and even though there was work and school to deal with, LRR has yet to miss a week's update.

[[http://www.loadingreadyrun.com/ Loadingreadyrun.com]] is based in Victoria, British Columbia, [[CanadaEh Canada]] -- and is quite possibly made of pure awesome.

From their initial sketch comedy scenarios, they've also created a whole host of WebOriginal series. Their ongoing series include:

* ''Webvideo/LoadingReadyRun'': Self-titled sketch comedy show. Began on the team's website and is now hosted at ''Website/TheEscapist'' on Mondays. Set to end officially after 2014.
* ''[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show/checkpoint Checkpoint]]'': A MockTheNews style fake news show, focused on the video game industry and just dripping with snark. Formerly a show on ''PennyArcade TV'', now streamed live (as PATV no longer hosts 3rd party content).
** Since Penny Arcade stopped supporting third party content at the start of 2014, Checkpoint almost got cancelled, but because some extra money was found in the Kickstarter budget, Checkpoint lives on as Checkpoint Plus, live streamed every Monday at 2:00 PM Pacific, with the video going up on LRR's Youtube page by the next day.
* ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'': Originally a {{sitcom}} based on the cast's [[SliceOfLife real life]] but pretty quickly creating [[LifeEmbellished wackier scenarios]] while still keeping a lot of incidents from reality. After one season, it was decided to be too much work to continue, and now ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' is an irregular series subbing in on the weekly Monday sketch show.
** ''Friday Nights'': Premiered February 23rd 2012, as a spin off from ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'', produced in association with ''WizardsOfTheCoast'' and centering on the group's enjoyment of ''MagicTheGathering'' as Paul gets into the game.
* ''WebVideo/DesertBusForHope'': A [[{{Telethon}} once-a-year show]] aimed at raising money for ''[[PennyArcade Child's Play]]''. The crew play one incredibly boring videogame non-stop for as long as people will keep on paying them to do it. The most recent iteration took over six ''days''.
* ''FeedDump'': Graham plus two (usually) guests discuss weird news items and riff wildly. Shows at ''Website/TheEscapist'' on Wednesdays
* ''Iron Stomach Challenge'': [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In which]] a bunch of idiots agree to eat horrible things on video. While [[ScheduleSlip left fallow for quite some time]], they've repeatedly refused to say it's done.
* ''Loading Time'', a behind-the-scenes video feature, for a while repurposed as a weekly Escapist column, but now back to simply being a once-a-week behind the scenes video.
* ''{{Unskippable}}'', hosted on ''Website/TheEscapist'' on Mondays: Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 style snarking over video-game cut scenes, performed by Graham and Paul. A one-off event wherein they did a LetsPlay under the Unskippable moniker would later spawn...
** ''GPLP''. ''Graham & Paul LetsPlay''. It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/crapshotvideo Crapshots]]'': Ultra-short comedy videos no longer than one minute. (Okay, ''one'' video ran for 1:01, sue them.) Killed after 104 episodes, then resurrected as a weekly series as part of the LRR Kickstarter.
* LoadingReadyLive: As part of a stretch goal from the Kickstarter, the team now streams several hours of content a week on Twitch. LRL includes:
** The existing MagicTheGathering with Graham and James
** The resuscitated ''Graham and Paul Let's Play'', a spinoff of ''Unskippable''
** ''[=CheckPoint=] Plus''
** Several new shows hosted by various crewmembers [[labelnote:list]]''Beej's Backlog'' (mostly Gamecube games), ''[=IDDQDerp=]'' with Alex (FPS and indie titles), ''The Book of Passwords'' with Jer (biweekly, childhood classics), ''Kathleen Saves the World'' ([=JRPGs=]), ''A Swiftly Tilting Cameron'' (strategy games), ''Video Games with Video James'' (Minecraft and other PC games), ''House of Stark'' (things Graham feels obligated as a fan to play), ''Things On My Stream'' (A solo-Paul stream for when Graham is unavailable for GPLP) and the newly-minted ''Watch and Play!'' (aka "Graham Inflicts A Game On Alex"; Graham and Alex play crappy games on purpose)[[/labelnote]].

Sadly, some shows have also fallen by the wayside. Shows once in production but no longer include:

* ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop The Daily Drop]]'', hosted at Website/TheEscapist: SlowMotionDrop, the [[WebOriginal web series]]. With some of their trademark quirk intact, mostly [[GonnaNeedMoreX involving a crowbar when items proved recalcitrant]]. Ran for one series, and was not popular enough to be renewed.
* ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-news-network Escapist News Network]]'': The original version of Checkpoint, [[CaptainObvious hosted at]] Website/TheEscapist. Began as a kind of TheOnion style [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snark]] affair, but over time shifted to a more MockTheWeek boisterous approach when the original approach failed to go over with Website/TheEscapist's audience. Sadly, this style didn't go over much either, and the show was cancelled.
* ''The Whatever Thing'': The grandfather of Feed Dump, a rambling [[PodCast vidcast]] style show hosted by Morgan that was more-or-less just him talking about the news, sometimes with Graham helping out. Notable for spawning '''MAN COOKING''', a cooking show hosted by Morgan via [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] TestosteronePoisoning. Despite this, Morgan's lack of interest killed the show, before it rose again as...
** ''[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/phail/date/desc/_ Phailhaüs]]'': Which took the rough idea of ''The Whatever Thing'' but replaced Morgan with Graham as the lead host, often supplemented by guests. Used jump-cuts between guests to create a rapid-fire style of delivery. [[RunningGag Featured another cooking episode.]] Huge hit with their fans, and the direct model for ''Feed Dump''. (Indeed, early episodes of ''Feed Dump'' show more influence from ''Phailhaüs'' than later ones, as that show grew into its own thing.) While not ''expressly'' dead, the crew have admitted it's basically been replaced by ''Feed Dump''.
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/thingsonmyhead Things on my Head]]'': A show created by Paul for Operation: Viral. The show consists of Paul balancing an assortment of objects on his head while silently staring at the camera. Each episode lasts one minute and twenty-one seconds.

In addition, under their Bionic Trousers Media label, the Loading Ready Run crew worked on the web reality shows ''WebVideo/StripSearch'' (in collaboration with PennyArcade) and ''Tabletop Deathmatch'' (in collaboration with TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity). They post miscellaneous bonus videos on their website, do Magic: The Gathering Online drafts biweekly for MtGO Academy, and update '''two''' podcasts in the time left over. Even excluding the series without regular update schedules, they really do have a staggering level of output.

!!This site provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: A recent episode of Commodore Hustle had Tally, Cam, Dale and Kate trying to deal with someone who sent them a crate of bees for Desert Bus.
* ActingForTwo: This was often the case in the early days of the site, especially when the only actors were Graham and Paul. In the Loading Ready Rumble (a battle royale of characters from past videos), 25 characters were played by seven people.
** ''[=RapStar 64K=]'' is also rather insane, as only two out of the eight cast members play only one character.
* AffectionateParody: Many, including the excellent [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/234/csi_csi CSI:CSI - Internal Investigations]]. Replaced the discovery of a dead body with the stealing and eating of another person's sandwich. Another example would be [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/49/how_to_talk_like_a_pirate How To Talk Like A Pirate]], which poked fun at old-style informational videos.
* TheAlcoholic: [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/1688/Loading-Time-The-Couch "The Couch"]] can ''easily'' be interpreted as a man trying to over-come his alcoholism but eventually giving up due to how prevalent drinking is in modern culture.
* AnalogyBackfire: Overlaps with SidetrackedByTheAnalogy in the Rapidfire sketches, where Graham's character Jeff tries to explain simple concepts to Johnny's character using complex analogies, and Johnny completely fails to understand.
-->'''Graham:''' So, these (''indicating about thirty soft drink cans'') represent the 300 Spartans, and ... this (''takes Johnny's soft drink can'') represents the one million Persians.
-->'''Johnny:''' One - one million?
-->'''Graham:''' Yes.
-->'''Johnny:''' (''indicates the lone can'') This is '''one million''' Persians?
* AvengersAssemble: {{Parodied|Trope}} and {{Enforced|Trope}} in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1383-The-Job The Job]] -- because it was their first major video hosted by the Escapist, they used the trope as an excuse to introduce the cast. [[spoiler:In-universe, the job turns out to be moving a couch.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: Kathleen's 'completely rational' fear of bears is a particularly notable RunningGag.
* BizarreSeasons: A variant in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/205/Daylight-Savings Daylight Savings]], where whole days pass by in a matter of seconds, forcing the introduction of a 5792-day calender and several new months like "Septebgust", "Junetember" and [[TakeThat "Windows Vista"]].
* BlatantLies: Better sources for news would in fact have some of the hats Graham Stark has shown on Feed Dump.
** [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5048-Suspiciously-Good-Movers Staggeringly Fast Movers]] do NOT have a teleporter. That would be madness. And impossible.
** [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/1872/EVERYTHING-IS-FINE EVERYTHING IS FINE.]] THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC. On an unrelated note, do you have a spare passport?
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX-rZKCU12g Hot & Saucey]] features a salesmen trying to sell [[SerialEscalation increasingly ridiculous]] hot sauces to an unenthused restaurateur.
* BreakingBadNewsGently: Said at times. One example is in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/372/All-The-Little-People All the Little People]]:
-->'''Paul:''' I've got something to tell you. You may want to sit down.
-->'''Graham:''' (uncomfortable) I... think I'd rather stand... near the door.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/231/the_season_4_finale The Season 4 Finale]] broke the FourthWall at the end by having the following exchange:
-->'''James:''' Is this really how Season Four ended??
-->'''Graham:''' Well... it is now.
-->'''All:''' *look directly at the camera*
* BrokenAesop: A mild version in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/199/Xavier Xavier]]. Xavier is a figment of Martin's imagination which tries to tell him to stop playing video games and spend some quality time with his girlfriend.
--> '''Xavier''': You need me to remind you that Karen is not a toy. She's not just going to sit on a shelf. If you leave her alone long enough, eventually she's going to run into someone like me...
** It turns out, however, that his girlfriend's idea of quality time is playing video games. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--> '''Xavier''': Oh, Martin. You really don't need me, you know.
* ButtMonkey: Matt; both in the 'them playing them' videos and in the group in general. Unlike traditional Butt Monkeys, the group defends him if the forums get too vocal with Matt insults, and Matt normally gives as good as he gets. Nonetheless, LRR aren't shy about the trope, and during DB3 a running gag began where Matt was personally blamed for all the world's problems.
* BuffySpeak: In [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/30/Snakes-on-the-Town Snakes on the Town]]:
--> '''Graham''': We've been waiting for James - if he doesn't get here soon it's gonna be Snakes on James's Face, Applied Liberally and With Force.
--> ''(James shows up)''
--> '''Graham''': Way to answer your phone, No-Answer-Your-Phone...
** From [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/6362-Forward-Facing Forward Facing]]:
--> '''Kathleen:''' I'm sorry, I'm taking this way too seriously.
--> '''Graham:''' Hey. There's nothing wrong with taking comedy seriously.
--> '''James:''' Except for all the things you did.
--> '''Paul:''' Yes, those were wrong things.
* ButThouMust: Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/4717-Duty-Calls Duty Calls]], where the peasant (Paul) flat-out refuses to go on the Divine Quest laid out for him by the archangel [[GenderBlenderName Gabriel(le)]].
* ButWaitTheresMore: In [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/4717-Duty-Calls Duty Calls]]:
--> '''Kathleen''': But wait, don't answer yet! You get the sword, you get the reasonably attractive maiden, you get martyred-
--> '''Graham''': What?
--> '''Kathleen''': -I mean rich, and famous, all for the low low price of one dragon and one small, slightly evil wizard!
** [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3564-The-Very-Best-of-Room-Tone The Very Best of Room Tone]] is built around this.
* CallingYourAttacks: In 'Man Cooking', Calling Your ''Ingredients''.
* TheCameo: To the shock and awe of all, the group managed to grab two geek-oriented celebrities for cameos in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/240/lock_out Lock Out]]. The lucky cameo-ees? [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Will Wheaton]] and [[PennyArcade Tycho]]!!
** Yet another cameo, though he doesn't actually appear in person, is Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw of WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation as the narrator for the video [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/460/Save-Our-Games Save Our Games]]. And, again, while he doesn't show up in person, he does mention at the end that he's narrator, at which point his Zero Punctuation character appears on screen for a second or two.
* CanadaEh: Had fun poking fun at some typical Canadian stereotypes in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/3/canadaman Canadaman]]. In it, the eponymous hero faces off against his francophone nemesis: '''Jaques Francois'''.
** "Canada is Sorry" pokes fun at Canadian stereotypes.
* CatchPhrase: Graham's "Phunny story". Particularly during [=LRRcasts=] and the Phailhaus.
** The head of Evil Inc. has "Daaaaamn..."
** Jangles and Jones have "Ain't no thang" or something like that.
** Throughout WebVideo/CommodoreHustle, Matt says "It's the principle of the matter" when someone asks why he's doing something the complicated way. Paul turns this against him to cheat him out of cookies.
** In '''MAN COOKING''', Morgan has "Manliness is in direct proportion to [[PerfectlyCromulentWord largeliness]]!" and "If your girlfriend likes your cooking, ''you're doing it wrong''!"
* CharacterBlog: Whenever a Twitter account is shown during either a regular video or ENN, it generally exists ''for real'' (the crew's justification being that it's just easier to make a Twitter account that's fake instead of Photoshopping something together). Special mention goes to [[http://twitter.com/RoJo_BETA RoJo]], the robotic game reviewer, [[http://twitter.com/HeatherXXXtits Heather Blerd]], known spambot, and [[http://twitter.com/WingnutNut United 3/4 Inch Wingnuts]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a company that sells wingnuts]].
** Gaming blog Sir Fragsalot.com, as mentioned frequently in ENN, is [[http://sirfragsalot.com/ a real website]]
* ChekhovsGag: Every Jonny story so far has ended with the line "...and THAT was when I blacked out". [[spoiler: In the third installment he finally explains that this is because he has a crippling fear of heights, and the situations he got into - leaping from one rooftop to another, doing a handstand on the [[ItMakesSenseInContext ÜbderKeg Supreme]], riding a roller-coaster - all triggered his phobia.]]
** Contradicted by WordOfGod in that [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=588540#p588540 Graham said he didn't have an intentional theme related to the blackouts]].
* ClarkKenting: {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/43/Superman-and-the-Concentrated-Light-Ray Superman and the Concentrated Light Ray]], in which Clark goes out of his way to state that he is Superman, but nobody believes him.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Even when playing different characters, the crew always find ways to put Paul in a labcoat, and make James a cop with a bushy fake mustache. Alex's [[TheGogglesDoNothing welding goggles]] seem to be something he actually wears all the time, however...which may even be better.
* CoatFullOfContraband: One of Graham's characters in Rapidfire 3 has an ''unnervingly versatile'' one of these.
* ContinuityNod: Insofar as there is any continuity in the [=LRRverse=] to begin with, {{callback}}s to [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/414/ArMEGAddon ArMEGAddon]] come up every now and then. Looks like it caught on after all.
** These sorts of references to previous videos used to be far, far more common. At one point in time, more than half the videos posted as weekly updates made at least one subtle nod to a past joke. When the series was picked up by the Escapist, it was made was made less self-referential for the sake of potential new fans.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In a somewhat unorthodox way of raising money for the ''PennyArcade'' "Child's Play" charity, they played ''DesertBus'' for almost a week non-stop. Given that ''DesertBus'' consists of driving a slow bus down a dead straight road between Tucson and Las Vegas, ''without being able to pause or save'', '''''in real time''''', it's not surprising that they considered it a terrible torture.
** [[FromBadToWorse It's WORSE.]] It constantly turns so you can't take your hands off the controller. And the worst part? If you go off the road, you get towed back to Tuscon, at the same speed: 50 mph...in real time. However, this defeats continuous play, so the crew resets when it happens.
* {{Corpsing}}: Many examples.
** In their very first video, Graham messes up one of his lines, causing Paul to start laughing. For whatever reason, it wasn't re-shot, but it did fade into a different shot, presumably to allow them to regain their composure.
** During some of their pre-Escapist videos, such as [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/210/Morgans-Problem Morgan's Problem]], there was a [[TheStinger stinger]] involving one or more of the crew {{Corpsing}}.
** The Phailhaus's signature cutaway style frequently allowed for somebody to tell a really bad joke, then cut to a different story before the other hosts' laughter got too loud. It was fairly common to see them ''start'' laughing though.
* CreepyCute: Creepy Doll.
* DeadpanSnarker: Cam is notable for his [[Series/DowntonAbbey Maggie Smith]] grade deadpan in a cast full of other deadpan people. He's seconded, or perhaps equaled, by Paul.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]: Of the words to the Canadian National Anthem in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/338/National-Anathema National Anathema]]
* DemotedToExtra: Bill, Morgan, Tim and Jer, who each left the crew for their own reasons.
* {{Fanservice}}: When the crew attempted to achieve viral success with anonymous Website/YouTube accounts, Kathleen released a video called "[[PlayingWithATrope I heard you liek tits]]". Which utterly failed to generate viral fame, primarily because she chose to wear a reasonably supportive bra while shaking her moneymaker. Or moneymakers, as the case may be.
** Ironically, Kathleen's noticeable assets later became a subject of entirely unintentional Fanservice when she forgot to bring her camisole to an ENN shoot. Website/TheEscapist's policy on video comment pages changed almost overnight.
-->'''Moderator:''' I understand that in the Internet microcosm what was said are compliments, but in the real world it's considered harassment.
* FinalSpeech: Subverted in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/474/Mercenary-Solutions-2 Mercenary Solutions 2]], where it seems as though the victim is taking a long time to die, but only because Kane stabbed him with a spoon.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/25/The-LoadingReadyRumble Loading Ready Rumble]], JP of 64k says "We already lost our boy C-Unit!" when confronting Jangles and Jones. This foreshadows the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/118/Those-Games-We-Played next week's video]], where 64k makes a song explaining how they lost their former fourth member Core-Unit to VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft addiction.
* FourEqualPaymentsOf: Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3564-The-Very-Best-of-Room-Tone The Very Best of Room Tone]]:
--> '''Voiceover''': To order the Best of Yummies Room Tone collection, and receive the Yummies Essential Foley Archive entirely free of charge, simply [[MirrorMonster gaze into a mirror, and speak your order three times]] while burning $69.95 (or three easy payments of $29.95) on a sacrificial altar to the Old Gods.
** Later,
--> '''Voiceover''': To order the Yummies Best of Room Tone collection, and receive the Yummies Essential Foley Archive, and a burned CD of Apple loops for $79.95 (or 8000 hourly payments of 1 penny), simply carve your order into a rock or large stump, tie it to your feet, and then cast yourself into the sea.
* FourthWallGreeting: In a number of their videos, a character will look at the camera and say "Oh, hi. I didn't see you there"
** {{Parodied|Trope}} in the Loading Time episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lJzetYuhK4 Moving the Moonbase]], where Tim says "Well hello, you didn't see me there."
* FunWithAcronyms: In [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/4781-Cruise-Vacation Cruise Vacation]], where a happy couple get invited on a cruise by the Freedom Bank International. [[spoiler:Turns out they were being arrested for fraud, larceny, embezzlement and copyright infringement, and the cruise was just a convenient (and surprisingly cheap) way of detaining them.]]
** Also in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/feed-dump/3615-Criminals-Lawyers this]] Feed Dump, which also uses the letters "FBI" to explain the supposed roles of the hosts.
--> '''Graham''': Hey everybody. I'm the Federal Booty Inspector, Graham. Joining me this week is a Federated Beetle Informant, Paul ... and a Fiery Boysenberry Island, Kathleen.
* GenderBlenderName: Gabriel in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/4717-Duty-Calls Duty Calls]], because "some moron gets ONE woodcut wrong ONCE, like two thousand years ago".
* GenreSavvy: The [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1917-Bad-News Bad News]] video had Paul, [[GenreSavvy Graham]], Kathleen and Jeremy cast as video game bosses. [[spoiler: Turns out Graham was [[WrongGenreSavvy wrong]].]]
* TheGhost: Edward James Olmos, who is mentioned all the time but is never seen. Possibly because it's a small production in ''Victoria'' and he's ''Edward James Olmos''.
* GirlfriendInCanada: The aptly named "[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3643-Canadian-Girlfriend Canadian Girlfriend]]" discusses the trope and how it can be used by Canadians.
* GroundhogDayLoop: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrVOgTDUxQ Friday Nights: Time Walking]]Jer obtains a copy of Time Walk for his singleton deck to play against Alex, and whenever he plays it, he finds himself back in his bed at the start of that morning.
* HonestJohnsDealership: The Season One video "Joe's Used Cars" is the embodiment of this trope. Chris Nohr's character dupes Graham's character into buying a [[TheAllegedCar really run-down old car]], before taking the cheque, taking down the "Joe's Used Cars" sign, and ''running away''. It's at this point that Graham's character realizes that [[spoiler:he has been standing in a perfectly ordinary car-park the whole time]].
* HypocriticalHumor: The fake viral video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOgRNFBgkHs&feature=channel_video_title YouTube is Stupid! and so are its users]], in which Bill does everything he's complaining about.
--> [[spoiler: "Munroe's Meats: Our steaks are life or death!"]]
* InMysteriousWays: In [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/394/The-Lich-Kings-New-Wrath The Lich King's New Wrath]], where God demands that Joanne get to level 70 in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft. [[spoiler: Turns out it was all a ruse by Blizzard Entertainment, and the implication is that this happens to ''everyone''.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Graham's explanation of the relationship between time and money in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/402/Time-is-Money Time is Money]]. It actually works, so that when it comes to Nate paying off his debt by trading it for time, [[spoiler: he spontaneously dies of old age and decomposes into a skeleton]].
** Graham once again, this time in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5383-Cruising Cruising]]. Gay men use the only men's restroom in the building to "cruise" for casual sex. Everyone should know this, because it's in the school's monthly gay newsletter. Being straight doesn't preclude reading the gay newsletter, because after all, plenty of guys who ''are'' gay ''don't'' read it. Oh, and lesbians cruise in that restroom too; they can't use the women's room, because it's the only one in the building! ''That would be absurd''.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The Christmas special [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/184/its_a_wonderful_game It's a Wonderful Game]] is a silly take on this trope. The protagonist, in a rage about not being able to defeat the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros.'' after he had run out of new games to play, wishes that Mario had never been made. The result? "Bring him back! Bring Mario back!"
** Referenced in the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2537-Ways-to-Avoid-Christmas Ways to Avoid Christmas]] video, in which Matt tackles the angel (played by Paul) before he can convince the protagonist not to jump off the bridge.
* JackassGenie: Crapshot videos [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/2039/Crapshots-Ep137-The-Genie 137]] and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/2053/Crapshots-Ep141-The-Genie-Returns 141]] feature one.
* LamePunReaction: It is a RunningGag that Matt is banned from doing the Phailhaus (and more recently Feed Dump) for making these:
--> '''Graham''': And now, ladies and gentlemen, Word of the Day: condign
--> ...
--> '''Matt''': Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we [[{{Pun}} condign]] in hell!
--> '''Graham''': That's it, mister, you are on a one-Phailhaus timeout.
** The video [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/8058-Munros-Meats Munro's Meats]] is one long, slow, and frankly horrifying build-up to a Lame Punchline.
** Every Crapshots video titled "The Punishment" is this.
* LargeHam: Morgan is very capable of this when he needs to be.
** In Morgan's Problem, the rest of the crew start {{Corpsing}} due to Morgan's excessive hamminess:
--> '''Morgan''': YOUU CAN'T DEFEAT MEEEEEEEEE!!!
--> ''({{Corpsing}} ensues)''
--> '''Paul''': [[Anime/DragonBallZ ''NINE THOUSAND!'']]
** And in the Rapidfire II sketches:
--> '''Morgan''': WOOOAAAH, YOU JUST GOT [[ItMakesSenseInContext FRIIIIIIIDGED]]!!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Considering how many people were actually around to [[ActingForTwo play them]], the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/25/The-LoadingReadyRumble Loading Ready Rumble]] counts
* LockAndLoadMontage: Any time the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop/2206-Salt-Pepper CROWBAR IS READY]] in the Daily Drop.
** The beginning of [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/1/1337 1337]] also counts.
* LogicalFallacies: Happens all the time in the Phailhaüs, most notably in the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/322/Phailhas-06 Rape Over the Phone]] story.
* LoveDodecahedron: The subject of [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/7672-Open-and-Shut Open and Shut.]]
* LowerDeckEpisode: Arguably, several early videos featuring Kathleen and her kooky friends, since they deviate from the usual cast and location so drastically. (Includes [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/21/job_hunt Job Hunt]] and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/209/stuck_in_a_car_with_your_friends Stuck In A Car With Your Friends]])They were usually made due to filming constraints. Namely, the fact that Graham was in Prince George at the time.
* MassiveMultiplayerScam: Morgan becomes the victim of a really absurd one in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/229/The-Divorce The Divorce]].
* MrFanservice: Several fans have confessed to squiggly feelings about Graham's blue eyes. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Note the term "fans" is unisex.]]
** Similarly, fans of all genders are happy to declare themselves "[=PaulSexual=]".
** Cam in all his SharpDressedMan ways.
* MsFanservice: Ash Vickers. Her breasts have a [[http://twitter.com/HeatherXXXtits Twitter account]].
** Also Kathleen in several ENN episodes.
*** And now Checkpoint.
*** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and {{Parodied|Trope}} in a Feed Dump intro:
--> '''Graham''': Hey everybody. I'm the [[FunWithAcronyms Federal Booty inspector, Graham]]. Joining me this week is the [[FunWithAcronyms Federated Beetle Informant, Paul]]-
--> '''Paul''' ''(alarmed)'': Who told you?!
--> '''Graham''': -and a [[FunWithAcronyms Fiery Boysenberry Island, Kathleen]].
--> '''Kathleen''': I'm delicious and also hot! No wait! No, no, um... I'm delicious and also on fire!
* MusicVideo: Created its very own fake-white-80's-rap band for the sole purpose of making parody videos -- mostly about gaming. This includes [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/110/the_loadingreadyrap The LoadingReadyRap]] and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/1/1337 1337]].
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/244/The-Writers-Room The Writers Room]]: Matthew, Mark, Luke and Harold.
* NiceHat: Graham's sign off for Feed Dump:
--> "Until next time remember: there may be better sources for news, but they don't have *while placing a NiceHat upon his head* this hat."
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Played with in "Ted the Cat" for the Daily Drop, where the standard procedure for failed drops is to hit the unbroken object with a crowbar. The drop falls into the 'unsatisfactory' category, and the video then goes through all the motions of showing the cat being hit with a crowbar... but instead they drop him a second time, where he lands more gracefully.
--> '''Alex''': Had you going there for a while, didn't I?
* NoFourthWall: (sorta, maybe... I don't know? Okay, okay. ALL THE METAFICTION TROPES COMBINED): [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/117/Quantum-Documentary Quantum Documentary]]. "A documentary ''about itself''."
* NoJustNoReaction: In Feed Dump.
--> Graham: ''*reads a news story as a song* It's song time!''
--> Kathleen: ''*excited* Can I sing a song?''
--> Alex: ''NO!''
--> Kathleen: ''*pouts*''
* NoodleIncident: "The thing with the children's choir" in "Nuntastic"
** Whatever Rob (played by Graham) has [[spoiler:not really]] done in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/448/Youre-Kidding You're Kidding]]
** One of the scouts in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/6145-Scouts-Dishonor Scouts Dishonor]] is no longer allowed to handle potatoes due to "The Lunch Tray Incident".
* NoPeripheralVision: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5620-En-Garde En Garde]], where the two guards played by Matt and Paul can't see Andy breaking into the facility because they are so focused on looking the way they were ordered; even when Matt brings up the idea of "looking ''that'' way once in a while", and ''gestures towards Andy, missing him by centimeters'', they still don't notice him because they never actually look directly at him.
* TheOner: [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/398/Desert-Bus-Killed-the-Internet-Star "Desert Bus Killed the Internet Star."]]
** Also [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/244/The-Writers-Room The Writers Room]].
** [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/6735-Junk-in-the-Trunk Junk in the Trunk]] features a car drive that goes for almost exactly five minutes. And every single second of that drive was done in one shot, complete with voice-over dialogue from Paul (who is not visible) and reactions from Beej and Cam (who are visible).
* OneSteveLimit: In [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/19/Johnny-the-Intern Johnny the Intern]]
--> '''Johnny Lunchbox:''' Uh, my name is Bill.
--> '''Bill:''' Taken!
--> '''Graham:''' Yeah, looks like you're shit out of luck there.
** Also referenced in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1877-The-Arms-Race The Arms Race]]
--> '''Landlord James:''' Hey guys.
--> '''Graham:''' Oh, hey, Landlord James.
--> '''Landlord James:''' Why do you always have to call me that?
--> '''Paul:''' Well, we already have our own James, so...
--> '''Landlord James:''' Well, how about "Sir James von Landlord"?
--> '''Graham and Paul:''' Yeah... That works.
* OverlyPreparedGag: The first ''[[RapidFireComedy Rapidfire]]'' video featured this as arguably the point of the video. [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/38/Rapidfire-Episode-1 Pay attention to the clown.]]
** The entirety of [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3388-Interrupt-this-Program Interrupt This Program]].
* PaintingTheMedium: A large percentage of [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/402/Time-is-Money Time is Money]] consists of Graham explaining physics by ''drawing graphs in the air with his fingers''.
** The 'Bed Buggery' sketch had Graham tell Matt that his acting wasn't believable. Subverted in the stinger, which repeated the scene, ending with the two staring at the camera and then a boom mike moving across the shot.
* PantsFree: In "Wyyy" and as a closing gag in the Phailhaus
* PeripheryDemographic In-Universe: One episode had them learn that Matt and a large chunk of the fanbase were Bronies. The entire cast was converted by the end of the episode.
* {{Portmanteau}}: In "The Pub" where The Pub was the Portmanteau Club. Among other ''awkward'' entries.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis The first line in "SPRING!"
-->'''Graham:''' I. FUCKING. LOVE. SPRING.
* QuickDrawDecision: ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3606-Give-In Give In]]'' is a whole sketch built around this.
* TheRashomon: Plays with this trope in the video [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/231/the_season_4_finale The Season 4 Finale]]. In it, the usual characters are gathered as old men at the site's 30-year reunion. None of them can agree on what happened in the Season 4 Finale, each of them proposing their own self-interested version that the others claim is erroneous.
* RealMenEatMeat: Man Cooking. They did once do a 'vegetarian episode', but it consisted of making a giant mushroom... out of meat.
* RecycledInSpace: In ''Ways to Stay Warm'' one listed method is a "Space Heater," and a character is show sitting next to one. The next shot is of that same character slowly tumbling across the screen, over a backdrop of earth from orbit while the music momentarily shifts to a more 2001-esque melody. The listed method? "Spaaaaaace Heater."
* RhymesOnADime: Overlaps with PainfulRhyme in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/222/Rebellin Rebellin']], where Graham and Morgan find every excuse to rhyme their sentences with "Jellin'", making them sound to Paul like "really annoying pod people".
--> '''Graham''': How 'bout an example of what you're foretellin'?
--> '''Paul''': Okay, what kind of jackets are you wearing?
--> '''Morgan''': Oh, we're lapellin'.
--> '''Graham''': I'm also pastellin'.
--> '''Morgan''': Nice. ''(high-fives Graham)''
--> '''Paul''': And those really expensive shoes you just bought? What are they made out of?
--> '''Morgan''': We're so gazellin'.
--> '''Paul''': [[OverlyLongGag And your computer?]]
--> '''Graham''': [[OverlyLongGag Intellin']]
--> '''Paul''': [[OverlyLongGag And your girlfriend?]]
--> '''Morgan''': [[OverlyLongGag Ellen Mc-Clellan.]]
--> '''Paul''': [[OverlyLongGag And where'd you just move to?]]
--> '''Graham''': [[OverlyLongGag We're dwellin' motellin'.]]
* RunningGag: Several, including the numerous in-video references to Edward James Olmos and the way that almost every ''X Ways to Y'' video includes ''The Creator/SamRaimi''. Ex: [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/202/ways_to_hide_a_body Ways to Hide a Body]], [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/185/ways_to_get_in_shape Ways to Get in Shape]], and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/60/ways_to_get_yourself_killed_in_a_horror_movie Ways to Get Yourself Killed in a Horror Movie]].
** "The Dutch! Again!"
** Also, Graham recoiling at the sight of creepydolls.
** The pelvic thrust is a recurring visual gag still present to this very day.
** From Feed Dump:
--->'''Graham:''' [Describes improbable event]...which I've just learned is a thing...[continues]
* SadisticChoice: Parodied in ''Meatfist's Terrible Choice''. The villain forgot to balance the options [[spoiler: The villain has the hero choose between saving the orphanage OR seeing his girlfriend thrown off a building. Double subverted in that Meatfist ends up convinced its a trick question.]]
* SerialEscalation: In the Daily Drop, there was the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop/2584-Santa-Candle Santa Candle]], which took three strikes of the crowbar to break. There was also the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop/3152-Television Television]], which didn't break ''even when a cinder block was dropped on it'', as well as the [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop/3289-Billy-the-Bass fish]] which everything bounced off. And just to add insult to injury, a common '''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop/2615-Light-Bulb light bulb]]''' survived the drop, prompting an outcry of [[BigWhat "WHAT??"]]
--> '''Tally''': Seriously?!
** And Morgan in the first [[http://www.loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/270/Episode-1 Whatever Thing]], wondering how on Earth the crew managed to stick to their weekly update schedule for three whole years:
---> '''Morgan''': Seriously, the fact that this site is still in operation may soon cause a rift in the very fabric of space-time.
* ShaggyDogStory: The Story Guy videos are based almost entirely around this trope. Installments such as [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/14/grilled_cheese Grilled Cheese]] and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/36/rare_book Rare Book]] have the Story Guy go on at great length for what is eventually revealed to be no point at all.
* ShapedLikeItself: In "The Secret of the Sauce"
-->'''Graham:''' She stood there, framed in the doorway like a painting of a woman in a picture frame shaped like a doorway.
-->...
-->'''Graham:''' I was confused, like... a really confused thing.
** And in the ad at the end of [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5141-Santa-and-Me Santa and Me]], along with a {{lampshade|Hanging}}:
--> '''Graham:''' So this Christmas, give the gift of giving us money in exchange for a song you hopefully enjoyed... We should script these.
* ShootEverythingThatMoves: Kane and Crowthorne, most obviously in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2111-Mercenary-Solutions-3 Mercenary Solutions 3]]
--> '''Crowthorne''': But we ''also'' blew up the '''right''' embassy!
--> '''Kane''': Well, and... most of the block. I think the rest of the neighbourhood fell over later...
--> ...
--> '''Crowthorne''': Well, these people don't hire us because we're ''careful'', they hire us because we're ''thorough''!
* ShoutOut: [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/30/Snakes-on-the-Town Snakes on the Town]] is an episode-long ShoutOut to the movie Film/SnakesOnAPlane.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: Graham in Feed Dump, as discussed above in NiceHat.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: In the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/360/Skeletors-Dick Skeletor]] video, where Pat and Geoff face off with Skeletor, Skeletor raises his arm ''very slowly''... and points right at them. Then, for good measure, he uses his other hand to point at his groin.
* SpinOff: One can argue that Morgan's attempt at creating ''The Whatever Thing'' was, in fact, an ill-thought out yet hilarious spin-off. While brief, it did bring us such joyous experiences as [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/274/panda_porn Panda Porn]] and [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/271/whitey Whitey]].
** Graham later took the format and spun it off (relatively) more successfully into [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/phail/date/desc Phailhaus]]. [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/dump/date/desc Feed Dump]] can be considered a further iteration on the format.
** A more solid example of a spinoff of LRR is {{Unskippable}}, a MST3K romp though cutscenes that is hosted on The Escapist (ie: The place where WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation is hosted)
*** The Graham and Paul Let's Plays ([=GPLPs=]) started out as a spin-off of ''{{Unskippable}}''.
** Also on The Escapist, they had [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-news-network Escapist News Network]]. Sadly, it never found an audience... but rejoice! It got a SpiritualSuccessor in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/CPt/date/desc Checkpoint]] on PennyArcade TV!
** Another example is the series of shorts called [[http://www.youtube.com/user/crapshotvideo crapshots]], done by Graham, Alex and whoever happens to be around.
** The vlog "The Idiot Room" done during Graham's employment at a place called Pixpo contained elements that were later used in the Phailhaüs like the Word Of The Day and the Day Of The Day.
* StabTheSalad: The "The Basement" videos revolve around [[FanNickname Axe Hand]] embodying this trope. He knocks people out and absconds to his house with them (well, he calls them a cab) so they can do household chores for him. Or just keep him company.
** In [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/6808-Ways-to-Spend-Valentines Ways to Spend Valentine's (Alone)]], "Take up a hobby" is suggested, and Paul is shown raising a very large kitchen knife (and grinning maniacally at it)... then raising a cookbook in his other hand and inspecting it.
* TheStinger: Happens after the credits in all the videos since the move to The Escapist.
* StylisticSuck: The Desert Bus Rap, wherein everyone is lifeless, arrhythmic and awkward.
* SuddenlySexuality: Parodied in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/50/The-Worst-Homosexual The Worst Homosexual]], wherein Morgan suddenly decides that he's gay (because, as Graham summarizes, he's "too good at being straight"). He spends the remainder of the episode trying to be gay, but keeps accidentally sleeping with women.
* SuppressedMammaries: Kate did this in Rapidfire 3, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/6637-Rapidfire-3-Episode-5 Episode 5]], so that she could play Bob Ross.
--> '''Kate Stark:''' NEVER AGAIN.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5048-Suspiciously-Good-Movers Staggeringly Fast Movers]] are just really fast. They definitely do '''not''' have a teleporter capable of moving your furniture through space and time. And they '''certainly''' don't have a stable wormhole conduit to the Argon Mines of Thelios 5, which would be necessary to power such a device. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Well, they do,]] but [[MundaneUtility they use it for dumping garbage.]]
** Again in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W7P_OaCAOg&list=PLV_qemO0oatgRnHTN2BT1U45jDErQg0rR Staggeringly Fast Loans]], where they certainly don't have a matter replication device, or an army of clones carrying all that replicated gold.
* TakeThat: In ''Commodore Hustle'':
--> "I'm watching all the good ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' movies."
--> "See you in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one hundred and eleven minutes]]."
* TechnoBabble: The Yummies Corporation is guilty of this in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/316/Unnatural-Resources Unnatural Resources]]
--> '''Voiceover''': Using our advanced network of grid-based performance systems, we here at Yummies Online synergize dynamic channels, benchmark one-to-one web rediness [sic]and recontextualize viral niches, while at the same time revolutionizing user-centric partnerships... Yummies Online. Envisioneering innovative paradigms since late 2007.
* TellMeAgain: {{Double Subver|sion}}ted in the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/305/bandwidth_exceeded Bandwidth Exceeded]] video. Graham walks into his house and is punched in the face by his roommate, Matt. Next scene: Graham and Matt are both standing in the kitchen, and Graham has a bag of frozen peas up to his head.
-->'''Graham:''' Okay, explain to me again... ''where'' we got frozen peas. Because ''I'' didn't buy them, and I'm certainly not going to ''eat'' them.
-->'''Matt:''' My mom brought over a care package, so we wouldn't starve to death like my last roommate did.
-->'''Graham:''' Oh. Next question: why did you ''hit'' me?
* TestosteronePoisoning: MAN COOKING! ''HAAAAA!''
-->"Remember, if your girlfriend likes your cooking - ''you're doin' it wrong!''
** Channel [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2676-MEN MEN]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Kane and Crowthorne of the [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/404/mercenary-solutions Mercenary]] [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/474/Mercenary-Solutions-2 Solutions]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2111-Mercenary-Solutions-3 series]] seem to operate on this logic.
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Graham and Paul are often depicted as sleeping in the same bed, complete with matching pyjamas and night caps as a light parody of cartoon characters who do this for no apparent reason.
* TimeyWimeyBall: PlayedForLaughs in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1744-A-Stitch-In-Time A Stitch in Time]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/3282-Past-Mistakes Past Mistakes]]
* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: ''Harshly'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/433/Has-This-Ever-Happened-To-You Has This Ever Happened to You?]], wherein Paul suffers from an actual disability which makes him clumsily mess up even the simplest of actions, such as turning a key in a door, and shaking someone's hand. This makes him so depressed that [[spoiler: it drives him to suicide.]]
* TrainingMontage: Parodied in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/52/underpantaloons Underpantaloons]] where Morgan trains to creep out the widest variety of people who come to his door. C64 version of 'Eye of the Tiger' included!
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Used ''preemptively'' in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5088-Formal-Complaint "Formal Complaint"]], which starts with [[HeardAnyGoodJokesLately a Graham walking into a bar... er, bakery]] and asking to [[TitleDrop make a formal complaint]] about the unquality/unoriginality of [[BreakingTheFourthWall the sketch that is about to commence.]] The rest of the sketch is constantly disrupted by his criticisms, and by the other characters' arguments against those criticisms.
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: Parodied in [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/29/OMG-Bears OMG! Bears!]] with the specialized wikis "Bearipedia" and "Bearsharkocalypsipedia"
--> '''Both Graham and Kathleen at different times''': Well, they are a pretty ''reliable'' source...
* WordSaladHumor: Used to great effect in ''Interrupt This Program'' and ''Poker Before Dusk'', but also employed in ''MEN''.
-->Brought to you commercial-free by Steak Pork's Plank-Fried Jack Butt.
* YouPutTheXInXY: Parodied in the video description for [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/424/Ways-to-Survive-the-Recession Ways to Survive the Recession]]: "We put the FUN in 'Collapse of the Financial Infrastructure [=FUNdamental=] to our Society".
** And in the video description for Customer Servicing, "They put the 'customer service' in '@#%!-ing customer service'"
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