->''"When it comes to LetsPlay, you can find just about every color of the rainbow if you know where to look. You got your funny Let's Plays, your informative Let's Plays, and your narrative Let's Plays that make up all the colors found in Skittles. Unfortunately, if you look in the wrong places, you can find the shit-browns and vomit-greens of camcorder Let's Plays, self-proclaimed game reviewer Let's Plays, and singalong Let's Plays. ... If quality Let's Plays are what you're looking for, you're in the wrong place, because today... '''[[TitleDrop Retsupurae]]!'''"''
-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWeJN5P7skA ResearchIndicates]]'''

If there's one place in the world where SturgeonsLaw is in full effect, it's TheInternet. In an age where just about anyone can create content and post it for others to see, the online community can serve as a prime example of quantity over quality. This naturally extends to the LetsPlay community as well, with new Website/YouTube videos posted left and right filled with asinine commentary or played on release date, Series/MacGyver-like technical solutions such as filming a TV screen on a camcorder, barely edited material with minutes upon minutes of {{filler}}, and worst of all, barely any quality control to sort out the good videos from the bad ones. One should take it as a rite of passage to view at least one video game walkthrough narrated by a squeaky-voiced college student who imagines himself to be the next Bob Saget, and may the Lord help you if they try and sing along to the game's background music.

This is where ''Retsupurae''[[note]]That's ''ret-soo-pray''[[/note]] comes in: an experiment hosted by Website/SomethingAwful regulars [[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} Michael "slowbeef" Sawyer]] and [[LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}} Ben "Diabetus" Whitfield]] (with recurring guest appearances by Proteus, [[WebAnimation/TheFlashTub Shmorky]], Dave_o, and Psychedelic Eyeball, among others) where the two find the worst of the Website/YouTube community (usually Let's Plays, but sometimes extending to webcam videos, game reviews, and television shows) and then [[{{MST}} mock the living shit out of them]], though they do tend to mock [=LPers=] that are just sorta weird. As such, Retsupurae has become widely appreciated for putting terrible Let's Players back in their place.

They have also expanded their range to include [[{{MST}} riffs]] on longplays of full-length video games ("Wrongpurae") and Flash submissions to Website/{{Newgrounds}} ("Retsufrash"), focusing on the game itself rather than the person playing it (most of the time, anyway); and newer series like "Crappy Pasta", which was later renamed "Slowbeef's House of Horror", in which slowbeef does dramatic readings of terrible video game-related creepypastas, "Kickstarter Nonstarter" and "[=IndieNoGo=]", where they riff on ridiculous Kickstarter and [=IndieGoGo=] projects, respectively. Beef and 'Betus also record a podcast called Retsutalk, which can be found [[http://retsupurae.libsyn.com/ here]].

Their videos can be found on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/retsupurae YouTube]], and the team also has an [[SpinOff offshoot feature]] on the Website/SomethingAwful front page named [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/webcam-ward/index.php Webcam Ward]]. The crew has made a number of Livestreams, many of which can be found [[http://www.livestream.com/retsupurae here]]. The first was left unrecorded since it was merely meant to be a test, but a fan has [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recovered said test Livestream]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCE2A909BB8FD7CA0&feature=plcp uploaded it to Youtube]].

Aside from slowbeef and Diabetus' videos, many others have tried their hand at Retsupurae in light of their success, especially other Website/SomethingAwful regulars such as LetsPlay/ChipCheezum and General Ironicus, whose videos can be found on the former's Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ChipCheezumSA channel]]. There's also a fair amount of overlap between accounts, and it's not uncommon to see slowbeef guest-commentate on Chip's channel, for instance. There's also several smaller Retsupuraers that have sprung up, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LesBeardly LesBeardly]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LargeMentalBlock LargeMentalBlock]], WebVideo/CollegeReunionGroup, LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO[[note]]retired from Retsupuraes since 2011, and most of the old ones are deleted or unlisted[[/note]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/VNDLP VNDLP]].

[[folder:Works Riffed on by Retsupurae]]
* VideoGame/AfterfallInsanity
* The original [[VideoGame/AloneInTheDark1992 Alone in the Dark]] trilogy.
* VideoGame/AlteredBeast
* [[Creator/DingoPictures Animal Soccer World]]
* VideoGame/{{Apocalypse}}
* [[VideoGame/ArrivalInHell Arrival in Hell 1 and 2]]
* VideoGame/{{Badlands}}
* LetsPlay/BillyMC
* VideoGame/CarEscape
* [[VideoGame/ClockTower Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within]]
* [[VideoGame/TheSpaceAdventure Cobra: Space Adventure]]
* [[VideoGame/CobraTheShooting Cobra: The Shooting]]
* VideoGame/CrimePatrol
* VideoGame/CrimeWave
* VideoGame/{{D}}
* [[VideoGame/DarkSeed Dark Seed]]
* [[VideoGame/DarkSeed Dark Seed II]] done twice[[note]]The original 1995 PC version played by [=ADVGames4Ever=] in 2012, and then the 1997 UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} version (dubbed in Japanese) played by slowbeef in 2017.[[/note]]
* VideoGame/DeepFear
* VideoGame/DeepFreeze
* Don Quixote: A Dream in Seven Crystals
* VideoGame/DraculaUnleashed
* VideoGame/EarnestEvans
* VideoGame/{{Ecstatica}}
* VideoGame/ElectricalBeast
* VideoGame/EshsAurunmilla
* VideoGame/EvilZone
* VideoGame/{{Exmortis}} 1, 2, and 3
* Final Zone II
* VideoGame/{{Galerians}}
* VideoGame/{{Growl}}
* VideoGame/{{Harvester}}
* VideoGame/HauntedMuseum
* VideoGame/HopkinsFBI
* VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream
* VideoGame/ItCameFromTheDesert
* VideoGame/JurassicParkArcade
* VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder
* VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow
* VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride
* VideoGame/LastAlert
* VideoGame/MadDogMcCree
* VideoGame/MetroidOtherM
* VideoGame/MinnesotaFatsPoolLegend
* VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero
* VideoGame/TheMysteryOfTheDruids
* VideoGame/NinjaHayate
* VideoGame/NoirAShadowyThriller
* [[VideoGame/{{Obscure}} ObsCure II]]
* [[VideoGame/OverBlood OverBlood]]
* Paradigm Shift
* VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}} (crossover with [[LetsPlay/GamingGarbage Lowtax]])
* VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies
* VideoGame/PsychoKiller
* VideoGame/RianaRouge (crossover with [[LetsPlay/GamingGarbage Lowtax]])
* VideoGame/{{Ripper}} (crossover with [[LetsPlay/GamingGarbage Lowtax]] was [[AbortedArc cancelled]], restarted later with Diabetus and slowbeef)
* VideoGame/RiseOfTheDragon
* VideoGame/RoadAvenger
* VideoGame/RoomBreak
* VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny
* VideoGame/ShadowOfTheComet
* VideoGame/ShadowWarOfSuccession
* [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Shinobi X]] (aka Shinobi Legions)
* LetsPlay/SirRonLionheart
* Snow Job
* Film/SoldierBoyz
* [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgeHog2006 Sonic 06]]
* VideoGame/SonicEXE
* VideoGame/StarStrike1995
* VideoGame/{{Strahl}}
* VideoGame/SuperDonQuixote
* WebSeries/SuperLuigiUniversal
* VideoGame/SurgicalStrike
* VideoGame/TattooAssassins
* VideoGame/TimeGal
* VideoGame/TheTownWithNoName
* [[VideoGame/{{TRAG}} T.R.A.G. (Hard Edge)]]
* VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy
* VideoGame/UrbanRunner

!!Retsupurae provides examples of:

[[folder:All Retsupurae Channels]]
* AccentuateTheNegative: Pretty much the entire point.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
** The only reason ''The Marios'' is still up ([[spoiler:it was a troll video that managed to be entertainingly bad enough to fool the [=RPers=] until the [=LPer=] outright mentions them partway through]]).
** Several Retsupurae victims, like [=OmegaEdge29=], feel this way about the RP video(s), particularly those that feel like the videos that were riffed on were {{Old Shame}}s. [[invoked]]
** This is how Wrongpuraes started: the Wrongpurae of ''VideoGame/LastAlert'' was done as filler and cubex55, the owner of the longplay YouTube channel it was hosted on, enjoyed it so much that he offered them his channel's ''entire library''.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe RunningGag. About half of the videos have someone speculating on the life of the [=LPer=] or protagonist.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** slowbeef and Diabetus are very disturbed by the "Users who liked this video also enjoyed" sidebar for ''Arrival in Hell 2''. Featuring "Meet'N'Fuck Kingdom", "Bowser and Peach Hentai", and the WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}} flash ''"Dental Appointment"''.'
** After Diabetus reads several of [=PewDiePie's=] other video titles, coming across things like "MY TOILET DIED ;_;," "LIBRARY OF NAKED MEN," and "WTF THAT VAGINA HAS ARMS," he comes across one titled simply "Siren: Blood Curse Part 2." It's brought up how weirdly normal that last one is in the Retsutalk about the video.
** At the very end of [=LesBeardly=]'s video on Blazzerdragon (after a lengthy rant against the [=LPer=]):
--> '''''BLAZZERDRAGON''''' "... Eat a dick."
* AuthorAppeal: There are a few recurring trends in this regard.
** Chip and Ironicus's love for comic books pops up in a few videos (most notably "WHO IS A POKEMON IN THIS CRAZY WORLD", where the two joke that the fast-forward abuse is actually the player character [[ComicBook/TheFlash merging with the Speed Force]]).
** Late 2015 sees slowbeef making several ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' references.
* BigWhat: Frequently.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFAy-Ajua8g this video]].
-->'''LetsPlay/ChipCheezum:''' "Name: Christopher. What can I say about myself? Um, dot dot dot. I like Franchise/YuGiOh, Franchise/{{Pokemon}}... and [[{{Fetish}} vore]]. My dream ''(Ironicus's laughter)'' is to design the next Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog game."
** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=tfG7b9pbyIM second part]] of the ''Lechuza'' riff, slowbeef takes special note of the "Thank You" part of the credits, which goes to Lasse Carlsson, Linda Wagnerius, and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bloodbath]] [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Gojira]] Pripps.
** In ''Crappy Pasta III: Hear Its Cry'', the author goes into great detail describing the blocks and the music of the Blood Whistle treasure room, and then casually mentions that Toad's skull was split open and pouring blood.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Again, he puts the most important details second. "The music was slightly changed, ''Toad's head was split open''..."
* CaptainObvious: Lots of bad [=LPers=] point out things that are blatantly obvious as a substitute for worthwhile commentary. [[VerbalTic OKAY!]]
** Diabetus also had a moment of this in Last Alert. In one cutscene, three characters are mentioned named Red, Blue, and Black. Diabetus' reaction? "Those are colors."
** From ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'':
-->'''Mike Dawson:''' These pillars hold up the mausoleum.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Wow! I know how things work! I understand basic architecture! Guess I learned enough for today, bye!
** From ''VideoGame/CrimePatrol'':
--> '''Rookie Partner:''' ''[under a sign reading "Danger: High Voltage"]'' Holy-- This thing'll fry you!\\
'''slowbeef:''' Thank you. Thank you for explaining what signs do.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEwRY22XPiE Let's...I can't even pretend to guess]]'' has the group riffing on Episode 4 of ''WebSeries/SuperLuigiUniversal'', and the inexplicable use of swearing in the episode, coupled with Waluigi 'kidnapping' Rosalina in a drawn out Mario Kart chase isn't overlooked. Despite giving the episode a particularly scathing riff, the group still found it amusing and somewhat endearing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Diabetus.
** In "Retsupurae 3000" they manage to snark ''at the game protagonist being a deadpan snarker''.
** General Ironicus tends to be this as well:
-->'''whiplash308:''' Oh, that's a ''platform'', not an enemy.\\
'''General Ironicus:''' Yeah, it's a platform. Good job, buddy. Stop trying to kill your only means of progress.
** Probably the most deadpan of the [=RPers=] was occasional guest Dave_o. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvs5d50Rwsc As seen here:]]
--> '''arm4g3dd0nx:''' "I'm the Easter Bunny!" ''(in a falsetto, making the character bunnyhop)''\\
'''Dave_o:''' WHOA!\\
'''Diabetus:''' BRAID!\\
'''Dave_o:''' He turned into the Easter Bunny, did you see that? ''(seconds later, a WallOfText appears and the [=LPer=] predictably starts reading it)'' Oh my god, you guys considered me! You did a video that takes into account that I can't read! Thanks!
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRLW_wlzdl4 IWBTG:G - Proposed 2nd Draft]], slowbeef narrates over WebVideo/OMFGCata's original video in a calm, "more NPR-like" way, while still cracking wise at him.
* DevilsAdvocate: A lot of Diabetus' commentary comes from justifying the videos/games in [[InsaneTrollLogic funny]] or [[SarcasmMode sarcastic]] ways. Same goes for Dave_O and General Ironicus.
* DullSurprise: Several characters throughout the flashes they've played as well as a few [=LPers=].
--> '''Policeman [text]:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDy5Sp5Mx0w#t=1m13s Jack]], we really need your help on this one!!!\\
'''Policeman [voice]:''' Jack, we really need your help on this one.\\
'''Diabetus:''' That was not a three-exclamation-points reading of that line...
* EndingFatigue: Invoked: One thing that they frown upon is Let's Players or self-proclaimed reviewers going on well after the video should end.
** This is particularly notable in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAxRfWVxyZw Transformers Review?]]'' with an elaborate skit based on destroying a Famicom game.
** From Chip & Ironicus' [=RPs=] comes ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxHcF9ePiQo nacho]]'', where the "content" is done at the three-minute mark, but the player spends ''seven more minutes'' goofing around the level just to round out the Website/YouTube time limit.
** slowbeef and Diabetus get very, very bored with the MarathonBoss fight with Crystal Boy at the end of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'', as well as the [[AnticlimaxBoss showdown]] with [[BigBad Lord Vlaew]] at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}} 3''.
* EruditeStoner: Dave_o.
* FailedASpotCheck: Some Let's Plays make it painfully obvious that they were directly uploaded to [=YouTube=] without the [=LPer=] going over the video first (that or just having ''extremely'' low standards).
** Kayin (of VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy fame) not noticing the giant mouse cursor in "Let's Point at Super Metroid".
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oVnDboM10 WHO IS A POKEMON IN THIS CRAZY WORLD]]'' where only 2/3s of the game is shown due to the [=LPer=] zooming in the screen.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9MUU8mbjTw Choose from: watching an LP, a lamp, or some Mario figures ]]''. The title says it all.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3sDDem8dJ0 ZeldaAAaaAAAGH]]''. VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime becomes a terribly glitchy mess.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geNDG1z6ySw GAK]]'', where roughly ''two fifths'' of the video consist of a solid green rectangle due to an encoding error.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAsihgpbpsc Let's Play Sonic thhhhhe Hhhhhhhhhhhhedddddddddd Hedgehog ggggggggggggg]]'' features such a breathtakingly choppy framerate that the audio and video lag and skip like no other Retsupurae subject before it. It also has the window briefly resizing to show the player's desktop and a UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} chat window.
--> '''Video description:''' Somehow, an adult made this.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYc4qGhUu54 Colonel, I didn't manage to avoid drowning!]]" has a non-technical variant: [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]] is confused by an "M9 Bullet Full" message because he thinks he doesn't have the M9 -- when it's ''clearly visible in the weapon menu,'' and he equips that very same M9 not two minutes later without any comment. Both riffers are astonished.
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwJ7_NhAoxo Kickstarter Nonstarters: Androx, Demon of Fire]]'', the creator accidentally moves the game window out of video capture range, showing the title bar, and then moves it back in. This is not edited out of the video. He then runs into a missing warp event when trying to go through a door, and rerecords the footage having inserted the warp, but also without removing the old footage. Keep in mind that as part of a Website/{{Kickstarter}} page, the video was meant to encourage people to ''fund the game's development.''
--> '''Diabetus:''' I need to get a little bit of ''advertising'' in this gold, in case you forgot this game.\\
'''slowbeef:''' If you fund this, you ''will'' be able to minimize the window during gameplay. Just wanted to show ''that'' feature off.
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLqQSKxdKU George Wood Reviews Earthbound... Twice?]]", the ''Series/GamingInTheClintonYears'' video for ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' suffers a technical glitch midway through in which the audio disappears. slowbeef and Diabetus then watch the "Corrected" version of the video which includes the full audio of the review -- only to forget the intro and outro that usually feature in the [=YouTube=] presentation, much to the duo's disappointment.
* FatBastard: LetsPlay/HCBailly is the target of several fat jokes. But [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdt0u-3rcwk [=BigMastadon=] really invokes this trope]] as he torments the Retsupurae gang with his vile eating challenge.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HcE8R_5bqs This guy]], advertising a way to circumvent VideoGame/WiiFit weight limits, with a ''pallet'' of soda in the background. Courtesy of Chip and Ironicus.
* FlatWhat:
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC__dm7-zqI The Mike Weiss Show!]]:
---> '''Bad Creator/MichaelMoore impersonation:''' Hey guys, I'm making a documentary on how much Bush sucks and how cool I am!\\
'''Chip:''' What.
** And in the Zelda BS RP...
--->'''Let's Player:''' ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' with Creator/SamuelLJackson.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''What.''\\
'''slowbeef:''' He just did a ''Snakes on a Plane'' joke.
** Cobra himself delivers one near the end of the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' Retsupurae, upon learning that the Ultimate Weapon is [[spoiler:an ostrich egg with an eye. That turns into a sword. And a gun. And a battleship. Yeah]].
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: One of the subjects they mock in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182FEPMbcUo this video]].
** And [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/webcam-ward/fat-furry.php this one]].
** General Ironicus joins the mocking as well: "[[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} The world's smartest furry, to me, might as well be the world's smartest termite.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESDktltONaQ And they probably dress up like one and have sex.]]"
** [=LesBeardly=] has also gone up against them. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veaT9Kk3jN0 They apparently turned him into a misogynist.]]
** Subverted with the Pin and Kit channel, where one of the commentators is a furry himself.
** Arguably invoked in their ''Dark Seed II'' Wrongupurae where they compare [[MemeticLoser Mike Dawson]] to being that world's equivalent of a Creator/HRGiger furry given his creepy obsession with the various biomechanical women in the dark world.
* GratuitousJapanese: Their name ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS sort of]] -- "ae" is not pronounced "ay" in Japanese, that would be ''Gaelic''), although it's less grating than other examples. Their logo, 敗, [[BilingualBonus is also the kanji for]] "failure." Of course, being written as deliberate Engrish, it's an InvokedTrope.
** Although the original, somewhat unknown account was "retsupray".
** The correct spelling would have been retsupurei (レツプレイ).
** In the actual riff videos, the duo mock [=BurningHunter's=] overuse of the word "minna" (Japanese for everyone) and believe he's trying to impress a girl named Mina by making awful Mega Man Let's Plays.
* {{Improv}}: Some of the riffs done are usually made on the first take. Most of the time, one or more of the commentators have watched the video beforehand with an idea of what to say but it's still improvised at the end.
* InNameOnly: slowbeef and Diabetus have a lot of fun with ''Super Don Quixote''[='s=]... ''loose'' interpretation of [[Literature/DonQuixote the source material]]. [[note]]Basically the only things it has in common with the book are Pancho and his mule and the main character's name (Don Quixote is an aging loser in the book, while in the game he's a strapping young KnightInShiningArmor).[[/note]]
* InsultBackfire: There are numerous videos on Retsupurae's account of [[InternetToughGuy people objecting rather strongly]] to being [=RPed=]. Not only does this indicate slowbeef couldn't be less intimidated, it lets more people see how weak they really are.
* {{Keet}}: A few of the [=LPers=], such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNMudMlmdOE violinbow3]].
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: Inevitably invoked by their {{Fan Hater}}s, who [[CriticalResearchFailure fail to realize]] that Diabetus and slowbeef both have several finished, quality [=LPs=] under their belts (such as ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' just to name a few).
** It's worth noting that slowbeef essentially [[TropeMakers invented the hobby]]. And that's because it makes this all the more hilarious - two prolific [=LPers=], including the man who effectively started it all, being told they should try to make Let's Plays and see how hard it is or somesuch.
** [[http://lparchive.org/search/Diabetus#results Remember, just because their LPs aren't]] [[http://lparchive.org/search/slowbeef#results on Youtube doesn't mean they don't exist]].
*** Also, one of the Newgrounds comments for ''Metroid Elements'' brings up a lot of legitimate complaints about the VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Flash game, only for the author to respond with this trope.
--->'''the_exp:''' (in text) ok. How about i label all the code REAL well, then give you the FLA file AND YOU implement the changes and still have a game that runs.\\
'''slowbeef:''' (out loud) How 'bout you actually do that? I fuckin' ''dare'' you... I would love that. I'm sayin' that to him like he's watching this, but...
* MoodDissonance: During the first "Slowbeef's House of Horror", the protagonist of the story just witnessed [[spoiler:his friend getting killed at the hands of the game.]] And spent the night in a Hotel, during which he smashes his laptop and goes to sleep to see if he has the same nightmare he's been plagued with since he started playing. After he wakes up from the sleep he goes on to say how he was having the best day he's had in months, much to slowbeef's chargin.
--->'''slowbeef:''' [[spoiler:Your friend just ''died''.]]
* {{MST}}: For Let's Plays!
** Diabetus has also done more traditional [=MSTing=] on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Battletoads}}'' animated pilot and the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' series' infamous BizarroEpisode "Curse of the Lion Men" on retsupurae's [=YouTube=] channel.
** Chip and Ironicus in turn have done traditional [=MSTings=] of several Newgrounds videos (including part of the ''WebAnimation/{{Xin}}'' series) and the {{Fanime}} ''WebAnimation/ElementalGoddess'' along with their videos on [=YouTube=] [=LPs=].
** The ''Retsufrash'' and ''Wrongpurae'' videos from slowbeef and Diabetus are riffs on the games themselves; the former category targets Flash games and animations on Website/{{Newgrounds}} while the latter provides commentary over longplays.
*** This came full circle with the Wrongpurae of ''Shinobi-X''; the longplay footage is mostly comprised of cutscenes telling a typical ninja-movie story.
*** Likewise with ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', in which the duo riffs the game's "Theater Mode" rather than the gameplay itself, since their focus is on the abysmal story.
* NoEnding: A common staple in the featured [=LPs=], where some don't bother to finish their recording proper and end up with them being cut off mid-sentence.
-->'''LetsPlay/{{F|reelanceAstronauts}}err:''' ...Wait, he's saying something! Shhh!--Oh wait, it ended.
* OrwellianEditor: Threatened (probably jokingly) in "The Marios":
-->'''slowbeef:''' Luwigii Master, why? Why is no one going to hear this when the video mysteriously cuts off at the five minute mark?
** slowbeef also edits out a part of the ''Dark Seed II'' longplay where Mike finally wins the ring toss game, because they would never allow it.
** Several Let's Players have taken down the Let's Plays or outright closed their account after getting mocked by Retsupurae.
** David John-Bores (the person who recorded Meet'N'Fuck Kingdom for slowbeef and Diabetus) commented on the video that he censored the king's erection with a picture of slowbeef's face. This ended up being covered up by a user review.
** Implied by LetsPlay/PewDiePie fans about the "Adults React to [=PewDiePie=]". They believe the goons "cherry-picked" moments in his videos when, in reality, that was definitely not the case.
-->'''slowbeef:''' The laws of probability state that either I am the luckiest motherfucker in the world, or there is an issue that really needs to be addressed.
* RedOniBlueOni: What they speculate how a team-up between LetsPlay/BillyMC and Musclebomber would be like, with Musclebomber being the Red Oni and Billy being the Blue one.
** The main two themselves. slowbeef is quick to [[http://youtu.be/K4jwRuZzxEE upset]] and can get [[http://youtu.be/Dwmpd2hjtpE passionate]] when he criticizes someone or something, while Diabetus almost always stays collected, and is noted as being near impossible to anger. Diabetus even mentions this in Retsutalk #17 (calling himself the superego and slowbeef the id)
** Chip and Ironicus could also count; Ironicus is usually calm and deadpan, while Chip tends to be more energetic.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Frequently in Newgrounds reviews. To add to the hilarity, the riffers usually pronounce the typos when they read it aloud. Meet 'N' Fuck: Star Mission alone has one guy who talks about fucking your finance while another said that the game made his cook steam.
** ''VideoGame/DeepFear'' has a door to a "NAVEL WEAPONS" room.
* SayMyName: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUKXzN0LMww C'mon Brandon!]]
** In a few [=BillyMC=] videos, the guys spend a good half of their lengths repeatedly saying "BI''LLY''!" in either awe, encouragement, or disappointment.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Two instances. One when they refuse to do a LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab video, and another when they get halfway through a barely audible ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra III]]'' LP before giving up. They also get about halfway through ''Plumbers Don't Wear Ties'' before abruptly ending it; WordOfGod says the game ran out of things to mock shortly afterwards.
** Chip and Ironicus start on a ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Minish Cap]]'' LP, but when the [=LPer=] says his cat is addicted to human sweat just one minute into the video they immediately give up.
* StylisticSuck: [=ChipCheezum=] and General Ironicus' LP of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' had one video like this, specifically for a {{Crossover}} with Retsupurae. ItMakesSenseInContext... oh who are we kidding, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext no it doesn't.]]
** One of the videos RP'd by slowbeef and Diabetus consisted of this as well, where the author made a deliberately awful video just so that they could be retsupuraed (the terrible commentary and clipping audio, contrasted with the fantastic picture quality, is already a big hint). This video was removed from their account, because the pair agreed that having someone make a horrible video just so that they could be retsupuraed is "really gay". For the curious, it's still available [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGRsUELHzyM here]].
** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNFY6ncQ1mg this video]], a parody of the video responses calling out Retsupurae for making fun of [=LP=]ers.
** Diabetus had also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUAUbvDoM4 made his own terrible camcorder LP]], questioning in the video tags whether one can Retsupurae one self.
** [=ThornBrain=] from LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO also made his own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAINff6LLk terrible webcam LP]] mocking child camcorder [=LPers=], with the webcam hanging upside down.
** [=PsychedelicEyeball=], in response to the RP of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, created an LP of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels as the [[OriginalCharacter Nostalgic Balls]] mocking Doug Walker's {{Angrish}} and his fans. It can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37G-9dRxTY here]].
** Pin and Kit did a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWg_4_5DkDE Pokemon Stadium 2]] Let's Play in order to parody users like [=TrooperS96=] and others who do bad camcorder Let's Plays.
* TakeThat: Aside from the concept of being a gigantic Take That to Youtube Let's Plays, there are quite a few aimed at other sources.
** From ''Let's Play *incomprehensible*'': "He's still not as bad as LetsPlay/ChipCheezum."
** From Death Trap:
--> '''slowbeef:''' Well, what do you expect? It's Death Trap, AKA ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' for idiots! I mean, even more so than usual.
** When the creator of ''WebAnimation/ElementalGoddess'' flagged Chip and Ironicus' riffs for [[ArtisticLicenseLaw copyright infringement]], Chip gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLqwYvWCJE this masterpiece]].
** From ''The Mystery of the Sponsored Let's Play'':
--> '''slowbeef:''' No, no, no. Drop this guy, end of proposal. That's all I have. My [=PowerPoint=]'s one slide...\\
'''Diabetus:''' slowbeef, why do you have a 25-slide presentation?\\
'''slowbeef:''' Because it's the same thing copy-pasted.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Oh, you copy-pasted it 25 times.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yes, that's right.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Including your title slide and conclusion slide.\\
'''slowbeef:''' I am the [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Buckley]] of proposals.
** During their ''Earnest Evans'' video, one of the game's anime cutscenes features a camera angle centered on the corner of a jail cell, and the angles of the floor and walls appear to be way out of whack... or, as slowbeef puts it:
--> '''slowbeef:''' 'Jail', by Tim Buckley.
** In ''Retsupurae 3000,'' slowbeef comments that a logo on a secretary's desk resembles the Webcomic/CtrlAltDel logo. His next sentence begins with "Speaking of bad art..."
** Their ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' Retsuwatch is quite possibly one of their most scathing commentaries yet, mostly directed at Yoshio Sakamoto and the various UnfortunateImplications.
** After making several largely-positive references to movies in ''Let's Play IMBD'', slowbeef throws this in during the final boss fight:
--> '''slowbeef:''' Hey, just so you know, ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' sucks!
** In the ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'' Wrongpurae, Death claims he cannot cry. They list a series of depressing movies that he's watched more than once. Among them are the Creator/MichaelBay ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies.
** ''Deep Fear'' features a character named Mookie. slowbeef makes a couple of disparaging references to the author of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''.
** On slowbeef's now-private riff in one of Creator/{{Tobuscus}}'s videos (overlaps with InsultToRocks):
--> '''slowbeef:''' I am the Tim Buckley of Let's Play... nah, [[SincerityMode I'm gonna apologize to Tim Buckley for that one.]]
** slowbeef takes a dig at Andrew Dobson (author of ''So... You're a Cartoonist?'') when mocking the LimitedAnimation in ''Ninja Hayate.''
** In "Resident Seavil Part 2", slowbeef decides he might have more subscribers if he [[LetsPlay/PewDiePie randomly shrieks and yells "CONSENSUAL SEX!" over and over]].
** The ''{{VideoGame/Slender}}'' and ''VideoGame/HappyWheels'' videos that slowbeef uploaded to the account are not only blatant potshots towards the games themselves, but to Youtube users that almost exclusively LP said games.
** The description for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOPAMS3RkXk This Let's Play is Highly Recommended for (DATA EXPUNGED)]]" (which is InTheStyleOf a Wiki/SCPFoundation article) brings up/discusses [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-231 SCP-231]] as so:
--> Viewing the original version has now been classified as procedure 111-Montauk, and is now how we traumatize that girl from SCP-231 instead, because that whole entry was terrible. Seriously, this wiki was supposed to be creepy horror stories, right? [[{{Squick}} That one was just gross.]]
** The "Video Game Therapist" short is a dig at people getting angry over Dina Abou Karam, an outspoken feminist, being part of the ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'' team and supposedly trying to change the game to reflect her views.
** In the final part of "Ambition Babies", choices the player makes during the first scene overall have no effect on how the second scene plays out. Diabetus' reaction: "Choice is meaningless, it's ''Franchise/MassEffect'' all over again!"
** "YABBA" has some light jabs at {{pinball}} as a whole from Chip and Ironicus, the latter remarking that it's "semi-random at best". Chip admits his bias in the video description (and reveals that he ''does'' really like ''Pinball/BlackKnight 2000'').
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Diabetus gives his DeadpanSnarker take on the trope at the beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7iF0RRAZRc Queenie Z's LP]] of ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'':
-->'''Queenie Z:''' Hello everybody, welcome to my Let's Play: ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay Ruh-Queeum!]]''\\
'''Diabetus:''' [[BlatantLies I have a good feeling about this.]]
** Also during one of the live streams, when Diabetus first shows slowbeef a blurry ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' LP:
-->'''slowbeef:''' Episode ninety tw-oh, get out of here.
** In the Vampire Hunter Ina video, slowbeef gets a feeling about the overall video once the music comes on.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Oh, Music/{{Rammstein}}. Good choice... if you're angsty.
** General Ironicus flat out says [[spoiler:or rather ''sings'']] it in the beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcyHz-Y0ooc Icrangirl's Mega Man 2 LP]].
** ''Arise 4'' begins with the message "I see you are surviving quite well. My next installment will make you want to DIE". He's not kidding.
** "The LP is terrible... I hope it doesn't last" starts with slowbeef stating that he had only seen 3 seconds of the original video. We then see said three seconds...
--->'''teddybearmassacure:''' Okay! Welcome back to ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' Part FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!\\
'''Diabetus:''' Ooh, you weren't kidding.
** In part 7 of ''King's Quest VII'', slowbeef is horrified to discover that the next part is nearly an hour. Made funnier by the fact that part 7 is the last one they actually riffed.
** At one point in the Sonic 2006 playthrough, upon seeing that he'll have to play Crisis City again as Sonic, all slowbeef can say is a flat "Oh no."
* TheUnintelligible: The source of humour for several of the [=LPers=] they mock, usually due to strong accents.

!!!slowbeef and Diabetus

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* AbortedArc:
** In December of 2012 they started a Wrongpurae of ''King's Quest 7'', but it hasn't continued past part 7 in May 2013. This has been lampshaded several times, such as the description for the last Noir video (which also seemed aborted before they finished it over a stream) saying "Now you can't say we never finish what we start! No I've never heard of King's Quest VII."
** Part 1 of their Wrongpurae for ''Amazon: Guardians of Eden'' was uploaded in March of 2014. Part 2 was never uploaded.
** A Wrongpurae of VideoGame/{{Ripper}} in a crossover with [[LetsPlay/GamingGarbage Lowtax]] got up to 7 episodes before slowbeef had to cancel it and restart it with LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}.
** The Wrongpurae of ''[[VideoGame/RoomBreak RoomBreak]]'' was halted with just four of the game's six chapters completed, after it was mutually agreed that [[ToughActToFollow nothing could top]] Chapter Four's [[SignatureScene iconic ending]] where [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/BarackObama shakes hands with a [[TheGreys grey alien]] [[BenevolentAlienInvasion at a peace treaty]]]].[[invoked]]
* TheAce: Parodied with "[=JacobMC=]", who according to slowbeef and Diabetus is [=BillyMC=]'s older brother, a Harvard graduate, beat Ninja Gaiden 2 with his eyes closed, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking registered Hypercam2]].
* AccidentalMisnaming: ''Series/GamingInTheClintonYears'' host George Wood, in the classic [=RPs=], is erroneously referred to by the duo and the RP community alike as "Navgtr", after the [=YouTube=] account that archived his series. Same goes with amateur voice actor Creator/EdwynTiong being [[ActorRoleConfusion known as]] "Dan [=McNeely=]", thanks to his most infamous role in VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy Retsufrash.
** Finally averted in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GuGNGwkCvk George Wood Reviews Final Fantasy 8 (Wait for it...)]]" in which the duo refers to George Wood with his name the whole way through. Every ''Gaming in the Clinton Years'' riff since has done the same.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Despite having mocked [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CnQsd6DRFs his video game]] for the whole video, slowbeef has to admit that kennsj made a pretty good crack at one of his negative reviews:
-->'''deathskul''': u cant kill anything u shod make it easier to kill the crechers i attack the crechers as mush as i possibly can and they don't die\\
'''kennsj''': They should make English easier for you, too. I'll let them know.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzDFCOjr734 Metroid Machinima Makes Me Maddeningly Miserable]]
* {{Adorkable}}: @Voidburger, a guest star who popped up a few times during Retsublitz, has been compared to a female [=ChipCheezum=] - appropriate given she's also assisted him in some of his [=LPs=].
* AllLowercaseLetters: slowbeef's name, as it was originally a Website/SomethingAwful forum name.
* AllThereInTheManual: Because they're mostly focused on just making fun of games, they usually miss out on information contained in the text.
* AnachronismStew: Their take on Shinobi-X.
--> "It's like if you put VideoGame/ChronoTrigger in a blender."
* {{Angrish}}: When a character is somehow locked ''inside'' a car during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbNREEEx6ZQ#t=315s Pursuit]], Proteus is reduced to a sputtering wreck:
--> '''Proteus''': How... how did... how is she locked ''in''... th... she j... ho... but tha... but... you can't... \\
'''slowbeef''': I know you can't. \\
'''Proteus''': You can't--! \\
'''slowbeef''': I-- I ''know!'' Not in ''any'' modern car in the world!
** In their Retsupurae of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic doing an LP of Bart's Nightmare, they speculate that he even writes in Angrish. In general, they frown upon this being used in [=LPs=] due to their dislike of exaggerated commentaries.
* ArmoredClosetGay: In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lVbOGffLeI GOD HATES POOCHYENAS]]," the player uses the word faggot so many times[[note]]to the point that the video counts how many times he uses it - 19 within eight minutes, often [[ClusterFBomb in groups of three at a time]][[/note]] that he's [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation suggested]] to be this trope.
* AsideGlance: Discussed in ''Arrival in Hell II''.
-->'''Protagonist:''' ''[looks at the screen]'' Bollocks.\\
'''slowbeef:''' But see, look at- is that a fourth wall?\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Bollocks"? Is that where you have the goofy sitcom music play? ''[hums goofy sitcom music]''\\
'''slowbeef:''' On the next episode of ''Bollocks''...\\
'''Diabetus:''' We'll be right back with more ''Arrival in Hell II''!
* TheAtoner: slowbeef jokes that Retsupurae is his retribution for being responsible for Website/YouTube[='s=] terrible [=LPs=] in a ''Majora's Mask'' riff.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMSaMgXjHEs&t=19m In this video]], Diabetus finally starts piecing together that the game is taking place in Nazi Germany, and questions whether or not it's a good idea to make jokes over such a touchy topic... until slowbeef points out the inflating and deflating cat in the corner of the screen.
** It's also suggested as why the villains in ''VideoGame/CrimePatrol'' keep jumping out of cover to shoot you:
--> '''slowbeef:''' You know what it is? It's not that we're a great cop, we have this beautiful gun that everyone just wants to take a look at.
** The Let's Player of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EdXHMgeoVs B-mer-mine]] is interpreted as this, as his video recording skips over every other couple of seconds of gameplay.
** In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hfBnUbCXmY Guestsupurae: Sara vs Frocto]]," Frocto spends just a little over two minutes on ''VideoGame/FarmVille'' before briefly switching to ''[[http://www.kongregate.com/games/eric_gurt/dead-drunk-1-3 Dead Drunk]]'', and then abandoning ''[=FarmVille=]'' entirely. And that's just the start...
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking[=/=]AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Depending on how you look at it, but as slowbeef is the {{Trope Maker|s}} and TropeCodifier of video Let's Plays, and Diabetus is a very skilled player (to the extent of being able to beat ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''), they both seem to have quite a right to mock the hell out of the lower-end LP's.
* AWinnerIsYou: Most of the Flash games they riff on, but probably the worst offender is "Franchise/{{Metroid}}; Beginings" [sic]. After possibly hours of struggling with frustrating controls, floaty mechanics, and a whole crapload of {{game breaking bug}}s, defeating the final boss, Dark Samus, causes her to explode... and that's it. No credits, NoEnding, the game just sort of ends with Samus trapped in an empty room. (The poor guy who played the game for them actually went into the .swf file using a decompiler to confirm this.)
* BerserkButton: ''Lots.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibaPEq9qCKg&feature=channel_video_title Poor video quality]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtcewFubOw&feature=related Lack of editing]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv4NgkE8rso Stupid,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwmpd2hjtpE annoying,]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO-K55PfGRk exaggerated commentary]]
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-r6r2YALn0&list=UU7UdKZ9ujF1sFlP93dfjMgA The]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_2m03DEXo&list=UU7UdKZ9ujF1sFlP93dfjMgA opposite]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Idx3hLVuy8 is no better]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRmZ7QxPYYI Blind/unedited LPs of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUDBLocjuac difficult games]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt2uyDqbA-Q the LPer is clearly inept at]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TysWmz-dw LPing good games poorly]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvhbgPeD4cc playing games immediately after release]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1msHeyNn8s overusing internet memes]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kdmLi9RVg general stupidity]].
** [[invoked]] {{Padding}} in Longplays ''really'' makes him lose it. One of the most prominent examples of this is happening is when he had to sit through a bunch of what he felt were [[WallOfText overwrought narrated texts]] in ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark1992'', which eventually results in him ''screaming'', something he almost never does even at his [[LargeHam hammiest]].
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Speculating on what would happen if [=MuscleBomber2021=] and [=BillyMC=] formed a superhero duo.
* BlatantLies: slowbeef likes to tell Diabetus about ridiculous future events in whatever video games they're commenting on, which are obviously false. Subverted slightly in that sometimes he's telling the truth. This is brought up by Diabetus.
-->'''Diabetus:''' See, I can't tell if you're lying or not.\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''[snickers]''
* BleepDammit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TW2PfwxMQ Behold, an example of censorship by NostalgicRageHQ.]]
* BoldInflation: Diabetus sometimes uses this to directly contrast with the ridiculousness of the video game.
-->'''Diabetus:''' ([[GuideDangIt while navigating the]] [[MoonLogicPuzzle Minotaur's labyrinth]]) '''KING'S QUEST ''SIX!'''''\\
'''Diabetus:''' (during the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "Dance of the Bones"]]) '''THE QUEST OF KINGS!'''\\
'''Diabetus:''' (when an ornate dragon statue rises to cover up a safe) '''RISE OF THE DRAGON!'''\\
'''Diabetus:''' (after Mookie and Sharon play an April Fools' joke on John Mayor) '''DEEP FEAR!'''
* BoringInvincibleHero: Their opinion of [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra]].
* BrickJoke: Early in the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' LP, Diabetus mentions that he's heard the game has a [[YourHeadASplode head]] explosion...
* BrokenRecord: Diabetus' commentary becomes this in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRmZ7QxPYYI&t=8m57s one video]], regarding [[SaveScumming savestate scumming]]:
-->'''Diabetus:''' We should try, like, savestating our commentary.\\
'''Diabetus:''' We should try, like, savestating our commentary.\\
'''slowbeef:''' We should try savestating our commentary, you said?\\
'''Diabetus:''' -ing our commentary -ing our commentary -ing our commentary.
* BrooklynRage: [=MuscleBomber2021=], whose almost cartoonishly exaggerated accent eventually draws comparisons to [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Bebop]].
* BrownNote: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibaPEq9qCKg This video]], entitled "Warning: Serious Eye Damage Hazard". It really is headache inducing.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvntJvfN3r8 This video as well]], titled "Pure Strain Golden Axe", which really is pure strain for the eyes.
** A number of people are having these sorts of reactions after watching the Hentai spoofs. Namely, [[TooMuchInformation the one where slowbeef reads a blog post going into explicit detail about using a prostate dildo]].
** The guys also joke about this in their wrongpurae of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'', claiming that the comb has the ''King's Quest VII'' logo on it, and as such the reason Valanice cries every time the player uses the comb is because looking at it reminds her she's in ''King's Quest VII''.
* BuffySpeak: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ko81N-i8Gk this LP]] Diabetus gets rather irritated at the player for, [[LeaveTheCameraRunning amongst]] [[BetterThanABareBulb other]] things, using a legit strategy with a weapon and then forgetting about it in the middle of the level:
-->''(progressively increasing in irritation)'' "Just use the invisi-chameleon sting... charge up... thing! You know, you just used it BEFORE!"
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRfptdtL3ac Another Tuesday in Detroit...]]
* ButThouMust: Happens so many times in ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' that both slowbeef and Diabetus mention the trope namer word-for-word on separate occasions.
* ButtMonkey: Tyler, [=ActionBastardAway's=] special guest, who spends the entire video rarely speaking, being berated, and being called "a petty douchebag." Diabetus has mentioned Tyler in multiple videos whenever a guest appears in a video for the sole purpose of silently remaining in the background to take the blame for the [=LPer=]'s own mistakes.
* CallBack:
** They've made some references to [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime the Ridley voice]] in other LP's.
** Slowbeef played through the Arise series. During the third game of the series, he had to speak in an extreme MotorMouth manner because of the game's imposed time limit. Eventually Diabetus called him Cornshaq.
** In the first ''Sonic 06'' video, as slowbeef plays through Sonic's Wave Ocean - the first level of the game, for reference - he mentions how surprised he is that it of all levels is considered the high point of the game. Several months later, he recants his opinion and says it really is the game's best level.
* CargoShip: Invoked in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtdLVKI_SaI Cool Minecraft Audio Mods]]"; the horrid sound quality coupled with the strange grunting noises the [=LPer=] makes partway through the video has the two hypothesize that he's attempting to fellate his microphone.
* CassandraTruth: In the VideoGame/MetroidOtherM retsupurae, slowbeef starts foreshadowing that [[spoiler:the little furby-like creature is actually Ridley]] by giving it [[spoiler:the Ridley voice from their VideoGame/MetroidPrime LP]]. After a few minutes of this, Diabetus responds with "I think I understand what you're inferring, but I have a hard time believing it."
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "VideoGame/DeadToRights!" at the end of some longplays.
** slowbeef's "Oh my lord" and "God almighty".
** In many Wrongpuraes, when there is an illogical puzzle, nonsensical plot twist, or something similar, slowbeef will say something along the lines of "Oh, shut the fuck up!" or "Fuck this game!" There's also sarcastic praise like "This is the greatest game ever!" or "Stunning!" for moments that are particularly goofy or complete wastes of time.
** slowbeef also tends to say "[[DoubleTake Wait, was that editing?]]" when there's a sudden cut (mainly when it seems out-of-place given the rest of the video).
** "What the hell is ''this?!''" has also been used increasingly often by slowbeef.
** Diabetus seems to be fond of "Makes you think, doesn't it?"
** Diabetus also frequently says "SPRING BREAK!" when pretending to be excited.
** Diabetus also has "so, there's that" and "that s my !"
** "[[VideoGame/KingsQuest THE QUEST OF KINGS!]]"
** "There wasn't a lot on the Sega CD."
** ''[sitcom style]'' "[[SarcasmMode Classic X!]]"
** "That was awful." after the LP or game is over.
** During Wrongpuraes, slowbeef likes to say "Oh get the fuck outta here!" when something breaks his WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.
* CelebrityResemblance:[[invoked]] slowbeef and Diabetus [[InUniverse point out]] that [[VideoGame/ObsCure Professor James]] looks a lot like LetsPlay/{{Northernlion}}.
* CensorBox: The "Unregistered Hypercam 2" banner censors some nudity in the ''Cobra'' Wrongpurae.
** The "Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom" retsufrash uses MemeticBadass [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Rock Knight]] in place of some topless women.
** "Unregistered Hypercam" is used again in ''How to Get a Raise''.
** And in ''French Dip.''
** The nudity in "Video Shame" is censored with word balloons.
** Several instances of nudity in VideoGame/HopkinsFBI are censored with [[CallBack various characters from games Retsupurae have riffed on.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IuCoD-8MWA Mario, Party of One?]]'' is considered by the duo to be the darkest RP they have done so far.
-->'''Diabetus:''' It's like a stepford wife is doing this Let's Play.
* CharacterDerailment:[[invoked]] Discussed in-universe.
** This is one of slowbeef and Diabetus' many problems with ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM.''
** They are also genuinely puzzled when the Japanese dub of ''[[VideoGame/{{Darkseed}} Dark Seed II]]'' gives [[MemeticLoser Mike Dawson]] a strong, authoritative and almost ''cool'' voice.[[invoked]]
* CharacterDevelopment: LetsPlay/BillyMC has gone from being TheWoobie in slowbeef and Diabetus's eyes to being ThePollyanna who can find joy in the most trivial things.
* ChekhovsGunman: Parodied in the ''Ninja Hayate'' video. One of the bottom scores was a player named Ninjawa, then it turns out that the current player was Ninjawa.
* ClusterFBomb: While it's present in their commentary, they do NOT like it when it's used as a crutch for a lack of humor. Lampshaded at one point:
-->'''slowbeef:''' You know, I swear like a sailor, and even ''I'' think WebVideo/{{th|eNostalgiaCritic}}is is shameful.
* ContinuityLockout: [[invoked]] In slowbeef and Diabetus's riff on ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (which slowbeef is playing), the two admit that he sort of tuned out on the franchise a few years back in the early videos. This means in regards to a lot of characters (particularly in Shadow's subplot) that were established from previous games, the two frequently either make guesses in regards to their importance, or are just confused.
* ContinuityNod: When slowbeef finally took the time to play ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' and [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1776 got to the Quadraxis boss]], the very first thing to spring to his mind was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt2uyDqbA-Q SNES9X]].
** On a similar note, in [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1781#title this video]] from that very same LP, Diabetus mentions [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzDFCOjr734 "light beam aquaired."]] [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1820#title A couple videos later]], slowbeef notes that none of the other ''Metroid'' flash games on Newgrounds can spell "acquired" correctly either.
** While discussing combination weapons from ''VideoGame/DeadRising 2'' in [[http://bd.baldurk.org/1974#title this video]], guest Toffile asks slowbeef if he ever [[VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy combined the banana, knife, and rope.]]
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lTnbgHeZDw Amnesia: The Dork's Descent]], the guys argue that the [=LPer=]'s over the top reaction to a monster encounter is worse than the recent ''[[VideoGame/MeatBoy Super Meat Boy]]'' [=LPs=] and more shameful than [=BigMastadon=]'s pizza roll challenge and [=BigAl2K=]'s Mugen videos.
--->'''Diabetus''': So this is "[[LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast Bowser's Evil Test]]".
** During one part of their ''Dead to Rights: Retribution'' Let's Play, they talk about the critical reviews that the game received.
--->'''Diabetus''': [[Website/{{Newgrounds}} A 7/10 rating usually means the game is fucking awful.]]
** In his Let's Play of the NES version of ''The Immortal'', slowbeef said [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYSmWCwtjc "WHOOPS!"]] loudly when he kept fucking up a spell.
** In some Retsufrashes of horror-themed Flash games, Diabetus refers back to the infamous John [=McCain=] face from ''Arise 2''.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwmpd2hjtpE#t=08m12s here]].
--->'''slowbeef:''' I actually wish [=GameMaster=] would come in and deck this guy.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''[groan]''\\
'''slowbeef:''' ...Is that enough Retsupurae memes?\\
'''Diabetus:''' I think we covered just about everything.
** ''Subverted'' eventually, in a video where slowbeef and Diabetus guest-commentated on Vicas' playthrough of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' with his feet, on Tick Tock Clock, and specifically pointed out how they got through all of it without any LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast jokes.
--->'''slowbeef''': Not everything can be about Retsupurae.
** A minute into the first ''Dark Seed II'' Wrongpurae video, slowbeef brings up that he did a screenshot LP of the game back in the day before asking Diabetus what he knows about the game. Diabetus says he doesn't know or remember much, but he does mention hearing that there's a head explosion, since ''every'' game slowbeef ever [=LPed=] had one. He also suggests that the painkillers prescribed to Mike Dawson are "VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}x".
** In turn, [[https://youtu.be/EHyZ5DcrQ7o?t=229 during their Wrongpurae of Clock Tower II]], Diabetus observes that they had worked out some of the game's mechanics while standing in the bathroom - alluding to ''Dark Seed II's'' LPer frequently parking Mike Dawson in the same room.
** Around ten minutes into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LVTS9ft4MU It Came From the TurboGrafx]], the professor dismisses the protagonist's claims as the stuff of "[[TwoFistedTales pulp fiction]]," prompting Diabetus to wonder, "Wait, are they naming movie titles now, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpKaFOgyoc like we used to do?"]]
*** Later, the love interest is shown trapped in a cave with a skeleton hung on the opposite wall.
--> '''Diabetus:''' [[VideoGame/DarkSeed In the Hall of Death, there's really only one way out...]]
** In the ''Crime Patrol'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ocE19YWhs wrongpurae]], the protagonist is a cop who [[CowboyCop shoots absolutely anyone who points a gun at him]]. It is thus named "Jack Slate's First Day on the Force" after the hero of ''VideoGame/{{Dead to Rights}}'', for which slowbeef and Diabetus [[http://lparchive.org/Dead-to-Rights/ previously did a Let's Play]].
** Their ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'' Wrongpurae was (at first) jokingly titled "Meet 'n Fuck Kingdom", after a Newgrounds video that [[RunningGag kept popping up in the "viewers also liked" section of their Retsufrash videos]]. slowbeef and Diabetus would eventually do a riff on ''Meet 'n Fuck Kingdom'', and titled it "VideoGame/QuestForGlory".
** From the end of the extremely-shaky [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ue-DmQGLRs Skyrim's Enigma Mod]]: "Well, [[Series/GamingInTheClintonYears it's a funky new directing style]], that's for sure."
** Early in the ''Metroid: Other M'' wrongpurae, when the subtitles have the Bottle Ship's name in all-capitals, Diabetus shouts something about VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}s[[note]]that game too printed important words in all-capitals; the duo responded during their LP of that game by shouting those words every time they appeared[[/note]].
** In the video that makes fun of [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]], there's a scene where he forgets to unequip the coolant spray and has the misfortune of getting into a firefight with it. In the riff on ''Hard Edge'', there's a scene where coolant gases fills the room from several locations, causing Diabetus to joke that DSP is attacking the player character.
** In the Retsufrash for the first ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9IRp7TUqfM Bloody Rage]]'', when slowbeef is playing with the character creator and discovers he can make his character an inch tall, General Ironicus notes that "it's like we're playing [[VideoGame/TheYouTestament a real MDickie game]]". At the very end, slowbeef also mentions something about [=BigAl2K6=], the subject of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3v5AMNjH8M The Most Shameful Thing in the World]]".
*** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG5buwUKcco Bloody Rage 2]]'', where UsefulNotes/BarackObama is a playable character, the group at one point discusses the sound clips the creator of the game chose to use for his attacks. Ironicus notes that there had to have been at least six quality sound boards for Obama, recalling that he and Chip used one for an episode of their ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' LP, and "that was years ago!"
** When asked to pick a direction to go in during ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSWLa0ib8LU Fog]]'', Lagoman briefly contemplates with [[Film/SoldierBoyz "Left or right? Left or right?!"]] before picking a direction.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1THZexewQJc part 44 of]] their ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' wrongpurae, Diabetus is trying to convince slowbeef that Shadow (who, according to slowbeef, controls similarly to Sonic but more sloppily) is the [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi to Sonic's Mario]], suggesting he get in the mindset of playing as Luigi, then stating "frankly, you should play as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu6lUsOtjkY nothing but Luigi]]".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG3fJ4yMxO8 Indienogo: Kamehamehuh?]] consists mostly of an overweight man doing katas while wearing a ''Manga/DragonBall'' shirt, barely able to keep himself in frame as he does so. Diabetus eventually comments "he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3v5AMNjH8M could]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyvOMtLI6xY become]] a great VideoGame/{{MUGEN}} character someday".
** A RunningGag in their playthrough of ''VideoGame/AfterfallInsanity'' involves Slowbeef replacing his current fire axe with any new one he comes across. When Bearpigman finds a fire axe in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJxI36ZOhnc Paradigm Shift]]'', which was uploaded just after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfIBim4e-wA part 5]] of ''Afterfall'', Diabetus comments that it "feels like we've been dealing with fire axes a lot lately".
** When wondering what kind of person enters haunted houses [[TooDumbToLive and doesn't just leave once haunted things happen]] at the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCm_GjB1i1s The House II]]'', slowbeef notes that it really would just be a better idea to leave right then and come back in the daytime, saying "I don't care how much of an [[WebVideo/TheIrateGamer irate]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gprO2OGJEl4 ghost hunter]] you think you are!"
* {{Corpsing}}: slowbeef often bursts into laughter during the 'Crappy Pasta' videos.
* CreepyMonotone: slowbeef does this when reading the "Crappy Pastas" in order to make them seems a little creepier than they are. Comes back to bite him during his reading of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmITolSZ7iw I HATE YOU]]'' when he and his guests spend nearly a minute clearing up some confusion in the reading caused by slowbeef's lack of inflection.[[note]]The reading goes "multi-million (billion?) dollar franchise", but slowbeef reads it as "multi-million-billion dollar franchise"[[/note]]
* {{Creepypasta}}: The "Crappy Pasta" series riffs on some particularly awful video game pastas.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Taken to a ludicrous extreme in ''VideoGame/ItCameFromTheDesert'', where the people being attacked by ants can lose several body parts, including ''all their vital organs'', but will be fine as long as the player kills all the ants before they are completely eaten.
* {{Cyborg}}: Brought up on occasion, though for some reason the duo assumes that cyborgs are completely robotic, instead of living beings augmented by cybernetics.
* DeepSouth:
** Diabetus gets some stick for being from Alabama, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TW2PfwxMQ here.]] He has since come to embrace the stereotype for the sake of comedy at times.
--->'''MiniBoss''': ''(In an overblown redneck accent)'' HEE-HEE, GUY, AHM GUNNAH DESTROY YEW!\\
'''Diabetus''': [[SelfDeprecation ...That was a guest voice by me, Diabetus. Hope you enjoyed that rendition.]]
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6OVduqiHN0 Where in time is Mario?]]'' has an [=LPer=] so Southern, it even surprises Diabetus. They particularly end up assuming that his "alternative" to save-stating every five seconds (i.e. using the emulator's rewind feature to go back five seconds) is done by literally lassoing Mario and pulling him backwards through time so he can try again.
* DesignatedHero: [[invoked]]A common theme between wrongpuraes is the games in question having protagonists that either are unlikable, are pathetic, act villainous in spite of being shilled as good, or a combination of the above.
* DespairEventHorizon: Diabetus briefly has one when he finds out that [[spoiler:Sonic 2006 has an unlockable fourth story.]]
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: slowbeef in the video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8pk_YDiS7E&t=6m8s IWBTG]], after screaming at a guy for getting the name of guy who created VideoGame/{{Tetris}} wrong.
-->'''Daft53:''' Damn you, Ketslakov!\\
'''slowbeef:''' What? Who the Hell's--\\
'''Daft53:''' Ketslakov, it's the guy who invented Tetris.\\
'''slowbeef:''' NO IT ISN'T, IT'S ALEXEY PAJITNOV, YOU FUCK! ...Oh why did I say that on camera?
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** slowbeef, upon learning that [=ElectricalBeast=] (at least [[DevelopmentHell at the time]]) never finished his ''Super Mario 64'' LP.
** Diabetus, upon discovering ''VideoGame/CarEscape [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wSIzIWI5uA 6-2]]'''s shocking twist: [[spoiler:The entire ''Car Escape'' series is actually set in the ''Series/BreakingBad'' universe]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: The LetsPlay/PewDiePie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFbVKL-Meo0& episode]] featured both slowbeef and Diabetus on camera. In between PDP's fans and RP's fans arguing back and forth, a significant number of comments were about how hot Diabetus is.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Said of King Graham from ''King's Quest V'' when he tries to tap a staff on the fortress door to open it, but ends up shattering it.
-->'''Narrator:''' The staff lies in several broken pieces on the steps.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Several? Jeez, Graham.\\
'''slowbeef:''' "[[SeparateSceneStorytelling Grandpa]], what the hell is wrong with King Graham?" "Graham does not know his own strength."
* DudeNotFunny: In-Universe: Diabetus has this reaction in parts 3 and 4 of VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream, asking slowbeef how he's expected to joke about the Nimdok and Ellen's scenarios, which are about the holocaust and rape respectively. They sidestep this problem both times by having Diabetus play dumb for most of the videos - when he 'figures it out' for the former, he has this reaction until he gets distracted by one of Nimdok's creations, and in the latter he stages a huge argument with slowbeef over general grievances he's had with the show (and promptly dropping them once Ellen defeats the rapist).
* DullSurprise: The [=LPer=] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1jugvly9Ds Desert Storm by Vlad the Implaer]] is so monotone and lethargic in his commentary that the crew riffing it got very bored and tired by the end of the video.
-->'''slowbeef''': Oh my god, he's putting me to sleep.
* DumbMuscle: Their interpretation of [=MuscleBomber2021=], based primarily on his voice.
* EasyModeMockery: Played with. Both slowbeef and Diabetus have said that they'd rather watch a competently done Let's Play on an "easy" difficulty than one at "normal" or "hard" difficulty where the [=LPer=] spends most of their time getting killed. That being said, they won't hesitate to mock an [=LPer=] who chooses the easiest setting of a game that's regarded as being pretty easy to begin with.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: After the WhamLine in ''Huzzah!'', it becomes apparent how [[spoiler: all the commentary is made up of general criticisms with nothing specific about the video.]]
* {{Engrish}}: PlayedForLaughs [[http://www.slowbeef.com/retsupurae on their website.]]
* EnsembleDarkHorse: In-universe
** Just about ''every minor NPC in [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra: Space Adventures]].'' But especially Rock Knight.
** In ''King's Quest VI'', Jollo, hands down. They even spend the last seven minutes of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ntz-sgwc9Q this video]] quoting Dr. Series/{{House}} in his voice.
** Made all the more amazing by the fact that [[spoiler:Jollo ends up saving the day at the last second.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The longplayer for the ''[[VideoGame/DarkSeed Dark Seed II]]'' Wrongpurae, [=ADVGames4Ever=], takes 2 minutes to get through the main menu. He then takes more than 8 hours to complete a 2 hour game.
* EveryoneIsBi: Thanks to the cast's [[LargeHam overacting]], slowbeef becomes convinced that ''Snow Job'' takes place in a world where everyone is trying to fuck each other.
* ExactTimeToFailure: slowbeef on ''[[TimedMission Arise 3]]'': You know what I really hate? When you're at the doctor's office and he says 'You have exactly ten minutes to live.'
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom". slowbeef uses this as his justification for essentially ignoring the playthrough entirely and reading reviews instead.
-->'''slowbeef:''' You meet her, you fuck her. It's Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom!\\
'''slowbeef:''' We met her. That means we all know what's gonna happen next.
* FanDisservice: The general reaction to seeing Luke [=McCabe=] at the end of the ''Crime Wave'' RP [[spoiler:in nothing but a speedo. But just to subvert things, the president's daughter then sits up from behind him [[{{Fanservice}} in a bikini]].]]
* FanonDiscontinuity: The InUniverse treatment of Mike Dawson winning at ring toss, with slowbeef even editing the longplay footage to replace the actual successful toss with another failure.
** In one of the ''Cobra'' videos, their reaction to [[spoiler:the death of [[MemeticBadass Rock Knight]]]]:
-->'''slowbeef:''' NOT! CANON!\\
'''Diabetus:''' No! Not in MY Cobra! Nuh-uh, fuck this game!
** They also both declare a discontinuity of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' from their own personal Metroid canons.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Utilized shamelessly in the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' UsefulNotes/SegaCD game longplay. Then again, if you're familiar with the manga, this is to be expected.
** A rather blatant display of such in the ''Crime Wave'' RP, where [=McCabe=]'s crime computer displays an animated model of the president's beautiful daughter nude (but cropped), whereas the male villains are only displayed as a few static photos, fully clothed.
** At the end of Easy Money Part 2/170, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=R3MSDy6msyY#t=408s slowbeef unbuttons his shirt while asking for people to like, subscribe, and go to their "twimbler" and "tweetspring".]] You might even call this fan disservice! Oh snap!
** ''Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom'' has about as much of this as you'd expect. However, to fit [=YouTube=]'s policy, all of it is omitted or censored (once with Rock Knight, later with a review).
* FatAndSkinny: slowbeef and Diabetus, respectively.
* FeatherFingers: Cedric from ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', who takes it a step further and has a feather ''arm''. At one point, the duo thinks it looks like he's flexing.
* FelonyMisdemeanor
** Near the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hevx_EjeM5M this video]], slowbeef asks "What sick Nazi fuck only gave [Billy] [[EightPointEight four and a half stars]]?"
** Then in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHz9dyfYLRQ this RP]], slowbeef and Diabetus speculate that the four people who disliked the original video were Main/TheGrinch, [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]], Satan and Hitler.
* FingerGun: In response to the BloodlessCarnage in ''VideoGame/CrimePatrol'':
--> '''Diabetus:''' And to think the officer's just pointing his finger and going, "pew-pew."
* FiveManBand: Comments on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC1SzVR5zeo this]] vid turn the usual suspects into one of these:
** TheHero: billymc
** TheLancer: [=ElectricalBeast=]
** TheBigGuy: musclebomber2021
** TheSmartGuy: Cornshaq
** TheChick: Navigatr
** Out of the actual Retsupurae regulars, we have:
*** TheHero: slowbeef
*** TheLancer: Diabetus
*** TheBigGuy: Proteus4994
*** TheSmartGuy: Dave_O
*** TheChick: cherrydoom
*** SixthRanger: Shmorky
* FlyingCar: Diabetus sometimes mentions "flying cars" when he's trying to refer to a "futuristic era"... like 2002.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In their RP of a Deceased Crab video, they say that [[spoiler:you could take the audio from any video of his and put it over a different game, and there would be no way to tell.]]
** In their ''Dark Seed II'' riff, Diabetus briefly says that he's heard very little about the game, maybe something about a [[YourHeadAsplode head explosion]]. [[spoiler:This happens in the final stretch of the game.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kdmLi9RVg This video]] has Diabetus comment 39 seconds in that Burning Hunter's recording software must not have a stop button. Six minutes later...
* ForScience: A common theme for the Dahi̇r İnşaat videos slowbeef and [=TieTuesday=] riffed on was that the group in question was dedicated to automating things just because they thought they ''could'', rather than because it was something simple but still time-consuming enough that automation would be a good idea. It was also incredibly uneven, where ridiculously-complex things - up to and including ''building a giant armed quadcopter'' - were shown to be completely automated, and then some incredibly simple step at the end - such as actually loading the ammo belts for that quadcopter's gun - had to be done by hand. Probably the most ridiculous instance was with the Drive Market, which had one entire floor dedicated to sorting all the various merchandise that would be sold out into separate machines, only for those machines to just dump them, unsorted, onto a single conveyor belt on the next floor down, requiring human operators to ''re''-sort them again for the actual aisles.
* FourPointScale: slowbeef said this about Website/YouTube videos during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8DPqz-eVsE part 2]] of the ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' retsupurae.
-->'''slowbeef:''' If you get one and a half stars on the fuckin' internet, that's like being at the Special Olympics and having them tell you, "you have to leave".
** One running theme of Restufrash is that games on Newgrounds will often have overwhelmingly positive review scores no matter how bad they are. Perfect or near-perfect scores are handed out like candy, even if the people giving the ratings have a lot of complaints about the game, had nothing good to say about the game, completely hate it, never finished the game, or even ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfk0GjT2P_c&t=1498 never started the game]].''
*** Bizarrely inverted with one ''[[https://youtu.be/txIumsCB5t8?t=1325 Jack French]]'' review which described the game as "one of the best detective games" while giving it a score of ''a half star out of five''.
*** The "Sonic Boom City" retsufrash covers a game that literally does not work, and as such has multiple zero-star reviews. Then they find one person "gave [it] the benefit of the doubt" and rated it two and a half.
--->'''Diabetus:''' Wow, [[LampshadeHanging that's like Newgrounds in a nutshell right there.]]\\
'''slowbeef:''' "Benefit of the doubt"! People found that helpful! That is the least helpful review in the world!
*** The Retsufrash playlist description: "The worst of the worst from Newgrounds, the web, iPad, and other sources that deserve the full scorn that an 8 out of 10 offers."
** One of the insults slowbeef hurls at ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' is that IGN would probably give it a 6.
* FridgeHorror: In-universe, halfway through the final episode of Webcam Ward, Diabetus realizes Chris-chan's not wearing a shirt. It's much, much worse than it sounds.
* FriendToBugs: Graham from ''King's Quest V'' can [[SpeaksFluentAnimal talk to ants]] and helps the colony, and slowbeef points out the use of this trope.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: InUniverse example, when Diabetus made jokes about Ellen's fear of yellow in the ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' Wrongpurae, only to find out it's stemmed from [[spoiler:[[RapeAsBackstory a rape she experienced in her past]]]]. He even gave a WhatTheHellHero to slowbeef for not warning him of this ahead of time.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ZXY1Taav8 "Serious Dad"]] has a child repeatedly walking throughout the video in the beginning, which the [=RPers=] notice immediately. This is subverted when the [=LPer=] shows his kid how to play the game, then ''triple'' subverted when he leaves and never shows up again.
* GainaxEnding: PlayedForLaughs in the end of the riff of ''Move or Die''. [[spoiler:The player clicks the link to give them feedback, and under "Other Comments" types "They were all released the next day, right?" Immediately following is a short montage of scenes from fellow Creator/ZapDramatic production ''Sir Basil Pike Public School'', illustrating the reuse of certain character designs - ending with the vice principal (who has the same design as [[BigBad Mrs. Grimm]]) sending the player back in time. It finally ends with the infamous "Do you think I can take off my clothes here?" bit from ''Ambition'' episode 3.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[invoked]] The [[spoiler:Deathball]] from ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' and the [[spoiler:fire-breathing velociraptor]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero''.
* GISSyndrome:
** Pointed out in the Lechuza RP. In the respective Website/SomethingAwful thread, the goons went out of their way to find almost every single image asset used in the game from across the internet, using Google Image Search.
** Pretty much every JumpScare in the ''Arise'' series is a Halloween mask lifted from GIS. Yes, even the John [=McCain=] head.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: In the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' UsefulNotes/SegaCD Wrongpurae:
-->'''Text:''' Mobile Riders in the flames of hell!\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Mobile Riders in the Flames of Hell" is the name of my band, actually.
** Also, during the [=MuscleBomber2021=] [=RP=]:
---> '''slowbeef:''' ROCK ENEMIES! They're not Rock Amies!\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Rock Amy is my favorite band!"
** A variant: In "Assjoe's Silent Hill", PA Master makes reference to a walkthrough in the comments section that chooses to refer to a specific event as "the ghost revenge". Mr. DJB notes that he would love to watch a movie or play a game given that title.
* {{Gorn}}: Several of the subjects of Crappy Pasta overuse gorn in an attempt to create horror, such as ''Ihsoy'' and ''Blood Whistle''.
* GoshDangItToHeck:
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8B5UxxX63o Jikkyu Oshaberi Parodius]]'', the [=LPer=] says "crud" at one point, spurning the [=RPers=] to comment on such.
-->'''Diabetus:''' "I don't wanna swear, but ''crud!''"\\
'''Shmorky:''' Yeah, crud! FUCKING CRUD!\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''[as the [=LPer's=] mother]'' "Watch your mouth, Henry!" ''[as the [=LPer=]]'' "I'M PLAYING GAMES FOR THE INTERNET, MOTHER!"\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Why don't you shut the heck up, you bitch?!"\\
'''slowbeef:''' "FIDDLESTICKS, YOU SLUT!"
** ''Lechuza's'' protagonist at one point shouts "Holy schmuck!", much to the amusement of Diabetus and slowbeef.
** The standard sci-fi "Blast!" curse was used in ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra''. Not long after saying "Holy shit!" This inconsistency was not lost on Diabetus.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Hold on, how can you say "Holy shit!" and then "Blast!"?\\
'''Diabetus in mock voice:''' "Holy shit, consarn it!"
* GrandFinale: The [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/webcam-ward/sonic-the-hog.php Webcam Ward]] ended on October 30th 2010 with a short riff on the TrueFinalBoss of the Internet himself, [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan]].
** The end of the [=RetsuBlitz=] was ceremoniously ended with a spoof of the long-requested ''Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom''.
* GratuitousGerman: A toy shop owner in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' uses a stereotypical German accent and a few, incredibly butchered, German words. slowbeef seems to have some basic knowledge of the German language, as he sounds in pain after hearing the butchered pronounciations.
** This popped up again in ''Prisoner of Ice'', where slowbeef is very audibly annoyed by the ''even worse'' German (from Nazi characters, no less).
--->'''Nazi Guard 1''': Raus, Amerikaner! Schnell!\\
'''slowbeef''': ''(laughs)'' "Raowse, Ameri-conner, schnell! They didn't pay me very much."\\
'''Nazi Guard 2''': Raus! Schnell!\\
'''slowbeef''': "These are the only two German words we looked up!"
* GrumpyBear: Cherrydoom, who occasionally guests in slowbeef and Diabetus's videos, is extremely pessimistic and sarcastic. slowbeef himself sometimes acts this way, especially in the earlier videos.
* GuideDangIt: Pointed out in the ''VideoGame/{{T|heTrappedTrilogy}}rapped'' series of Flash games.
* GuiltyPleasures: The ''Apocalypse'' video is no doubt this for slowbeef and Diabetus. Despite all the bad {{pun}}s, barely paying any attention to the longplay, and slowbeef actually apologizing in the video tags, they both genuinely have a lot of fun firing pop culture reference after pop culture reference.
-->'''slowbeef:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll Well look, we had fun doing it!]]
** The ''VideoGame/CarEscape'' series is this for slowbeef, much to Diabetus' bewilderment.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: In ''Dark Seed II'':
-->'''Mike Dawson:''' I don't think Ik and Uk are going to molest me anymore.
* HaveANiceDeath: During their ''King's Quest V'' wrongpurae, they joke about the game's death messages and come up with their own. Diabetus later jokes that the narrator is incapable of feeling empathy towards Graham.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''(after Graham falls off a branch and breaks his neck)'' Thanks for playing ''King's Quest V!''\\
'''slowbeef:''' That's the death message? That's like, "Thanks for buying our product, here's a bullshit death."\\
'''Diabetus:''' "You wasted money on this. So here you go! Have some bullshit!"
* {{Headdesk}}
-->'''Proteus:''' This guy has the right idea to just run into walls, I kind of want to bang my head into this wall, too.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Since the focus in a regular Retsupurae video is on how horrible and/or strange the Let's Player/video game/flash game in the video is, [[CaptainObvious slowbeef and Diabetus typically don't physically appear in the videos.]] However, this was subverted for both during "Adults React To [=PewDiePie=]," especially since [[TheFaceless Diabetus had not really shown his face on the Internet until then]].
* HellIsThatNoise: InUniverse, the voice of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w88AnisKvM Blazedragon132]] is this for slowbeef, [=PsychedelicEyeball=], and cherrydoom.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IuCoD-8MWA Mario, Party of One?]]'' has some strange noises coming from the background of the Let's Player's video. slowbeef and Diabetus think it sounds like dishes.
** The town music, from ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', which they consider to be overly loud and almost unsettlingly cheery, and, to a lesser extent, the calmer remix used in shops, has this effect on them.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Kuroinokaze recorded this just for us... ''to kill us!''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0dfnao9HcA LP Mario 64... very slowly]]'' have them worried for the computer the LP was played on due to the fact that it sounded like it was just ''roaring'' to keep up with the emulator.
** The most prevalent being "Meet N' Fuck Kingdom", which managed to show up in the list for ''three'' RP subjects (''Hug Me To The Skies'', ''Arrival In Hell II'' and ''Metroid Elements''). [=ChipCheezum=] announced he's doing a Let's Play of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYaqioEYgg here]]. Though he could be joking...
*** slowbeef beats him to it.
* HiccupHijinks: Diabetus gets the hiccups around the second half of the ''Dark Seed'' Wrongpurae. Some Website/YouTube comments were all too eager to share their remedies, such as ingesting a spoonful of peanut butter. Of course, slowbeef lampshades it a few times.
-->'''slowbeef''': [[AlcoholHic ...You've been drinking scotch, Diabetus?]]
* HiddenDepths: When slowbeef and Diabetus attended LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys' panel at PAX 2012, which was a video game "game show" hosted by LetsPlay/ProtonJon, the capture software kept crashing in full view to the audience, causing a lot of awkwardness on Jon's part. Of course, slowbeef recorded it all on camera and {{MST}}ed the entire debacle with Diabetus for all to see on Website/YouTube. However, despite such, slowbeef adds at the very end of the video that he felt sorry for him as he considers Jon to be one of the nicest [=LPers=] he knows and told him he felt the panel to be a success despite the technical difficulties, and that later panels have improved considerably.
** Also worth noting is that, even though they have made jokes about people with Autism ([[AcceptableTargets par the norm for Something Awful]]) in a handful of Wrongpuraes (usually in regards to protagonists in adventure games), they were expressly uncomfortable when they heard that [=QueenieZ=], a person they riffed on, had the disorder. They even sent her an apology.
** Proteus has demonstrated acts beyond his apparent {{jerkass}}itude. One notable example is in his return in "Lavos, You Can Go Ahead and Get Started". One [=YouTube=] comment expressed his disdain for Proteus, to which Proteus himself commented back to everyone to not flame the guy for expressing his opinion.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: They theorize [=SergmanX=] has an abusive father who forces him to make Let's Plays. They also have similar theories about [=BillyMC=].
* HilariousInHindsight: [[invoked]]They notice that ''Alone in the Dark 2'' has a lot of names relating to ''Bioshock Infinite'', which leads to them admitting how weird it is as well as jokes that further tie the games together.
* HurricaneOfPuns: slowbeef and Diabetus come up with alternate titles for the abysmal Western-themed [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga CDTV]] game ''VideoGame/TheTownWithNoName'' after watching its longplay, which include examples such as ''Town With No Game, [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957 3:10 to You Made This Piece of Shit]], [[Film/ElDorado El Terriblo]], [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly The Bad, the Bad and the Bad]], [[Film/BrokebackMountain Broke Game Mountain]]'', ''[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Dollars: The Budget for This Game]]'', and ultimately, ''[[Film/TrueGrit True Shit]]''.
** The game ''Apocalypse'', starring Creator/BruceWillis, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpKaFOgyoc was subject to]] a few dozen bad {{Pun}}s based on Bruce's movie titles. They finally ran out at about 18 minutes, and just start with random names of movies and TV shows. [[spoiler:For the entire rest of the video.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Watch slowbeef's LP of ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]'' and count how often he does things that he complains about the most as a part of Retsupurae. He at least seemed to be aware of it after he made the LP.
** In ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'', the main character's internal monologue calls Crystal Boy a chicken-shit due to his apparent tendency to shoot when your back is turned. Immediately after this text appears, the longplayer selects "Flee" from the dialogue tree, prompting slowbeef to ask who the chicken-shit was here.
** slowbeef, during the retsufrash period, repeatedly mocks Newgrounds as a site for degenerates with a penchant for scatalogical humor. But he has no problem buying ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', a game created by Newgrounds users, which even displays the Newgrounds logo in the intro, as well as the content of the game itself.
** During WebVideo/OMFGcata's ''I Wanna be the Guy: Gaiden'' LP, cata wonders why the player character instantly dies when he touches the water. slowbeef then mocks him for believing that video games should mirror real life. This despite the fact that slowbeef himself often nitpicks at common video game mechanics. (Diaries with only one entry, gaining ammunition from corpses, predetermined pathing, etc.)
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w88AnisKvM Let's Listen]], the [=LPer=] has a very nasally voice, which the guys spend most of the video making fun of him for. Normally there would be nothing wrong with this, except that [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent Psychedelic Eyeball]] is among those making fun of the guy's voice. Psychedelic's accent makes the person sound normal by comparison.
** While ripping on ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', slowbeef complains that the game has "too much reading." This is coming from someone who previously worked on [[http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1422/ a fan-translation of]] [[VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}} another visual novel]].
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Hard to tell if it's intentional or if this just slipped slowbeef's mind, but in the LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab video, one of slowbeef's criticisms is that he "can't effin' believe [=[DeceasedCrab]=] did [[VideoGame/LaMulana the same let's play]] twice". slowbeef let's played VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} twice (albeit in different mediums).
** At the end of a Pokemon retsupurae, after slowbeef complains about how the [=LPer=] is just spewing nonsense and memes, Diabetus does the usual "Dead to Rights" ending which has become a meme in their own fanbase. slowbeef immediately points out the hypocrisy of this, then says it himself.
* HypnoPendulum: Referenced at the start of episode 10 of ''[[Creator/ZapDramatic Ambition]]'':
--> '''Courtroom official:''' She was seen leaving around 9:30pm.\\
''(A giant pocketwatch swings back and forth)''\\
'''slowbeef:''' I feel like ''I've'' been hypnotized watching [[SoBadItsGood this.]]\\
''(the watch disappears)''\\
'''Diabetus:''' "You want to play better game" - oh.
* IKnewIt:[[invoked]] InUniverse, Diabetus seems to have quite the knack for accidentally predicting major plot points and [[TwistEnding Twist Endings]] in wrongpuraes long before they happen. Most notably he [[spoiler: correctly guessed the killer's MO in ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', made a joke about Eike being secretly [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'', claimed that ''VideoGame/TheTownWithNoName'' had ScienceFiction elements long before its TwistEnding and asked whether Mike from ''VideoGame/CarEscape'' was actually [[Series/BreakingBad Mike Ehrmantraut]] just before TheReveal that the game takes place in the ''Breaking Bad'' universe]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: From the end of the second part of "That's so Kaizo":
--> '''Diabetus:''' I need more alcohol.\\
'''slowbeef:''' We all do.
** In "Pinball Wizards' Growing Pains," Diabetus has to do commentary alone for a brief period during which slowbeef gets up to make a drink.
** In "Adults React to [=PewDiePie=]," one of the viewers says nothing and instead pours a drink and {{face palm}}s.
** At the end of one of the ''VideoGame/{{Ambition}}'' episodes, slowbeef can be heard opening what sounds like a beer can.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: At the end of "Mario, Party of One?", when talking about nice comments they should leave Joshey164, this exchange happens:
-->'''Diabetus:''' "Please invite me to your next party."\\
'''slowbeef:''' Don't go that far, I'm not coming.\\
'''Diabetus:''' No, no, I got a thing actually. During his next party I have a... I'm busy.\\
'''slowbeef:''' I've got a really cool [[LetsPlay/{{Pokecapn}} Wario Party]] to go to.
* InformedAttractiveness: The titular character in ''The Lusty Barfly'' is clearly meant to be sultry and seductive, but [[OffModel it doesn't work out]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prZun-SUu0M This is not a joke, and it's not a test. I put you in this shack to test you.]]
* InsultToRocks: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv4NgkE8rso Let's be horrified]]'':
-->'''slowbeef:''' Did he name himself "Man"? Maybe it's like an unfrozen caveman doing the commentary.\\
'''Diabetus:''' No, that's insulting cavemans everywhere.
** In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiHsPqjK3Tc Eternal Darkness Part 1]]'':
--->'''Dave_o:'''"She is dumber than a cat.\\
'''Diabetus:''' That's an insult to cats everywhere.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yeah, dude, what do you have against cats?
** In the "True Shit" Wrongpurae, when Diabetus comes up with the alternate title "[=BillyMC=] the Kid" for the "game", slowbeef immediately goes into SincerityMode and claims that Billy (or anyone else for that matter) could have made a better game.
*** He has a similar comment after mentioning someone calling [[VideoGame/DarkSeed Mike Dawson]] a "grown up [=Billy MC=]".
** During the ''Metroid Beginings'' [sic] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWTWfz4-YBc retsufrash]], slowbeef says he can't make a "better than ''[[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Other M]]''" joke, because that's an insult to ''Other M''. Keep in mind his scathing wrongpurae of ''Other M'', and you'll get an idea of just how bad ''Beginings'' is.
* IronicEcho: One of the many ways the duo riffs on the [=LPer=].
-->'''Quadraxis14:''' Curse [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBBIm3CwjM this hack]]!\\
'''slowbeef:''' Curse this video!\\
'''Diabetus:''' Curse you for existing.\\
'''Quadraxis14:''' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment This hack is a hack... of hacks.]]\\
'''slowbeef:''' [[NoYou YOU'RE a hack!]]\\
'''Diabetus:''' [[EyeScream I wanna hack my eyes out.]]
* ItsPersonal: One reason for the Resupurae of the Policenauts review was that it was apparently posted on a thread regarding slowbeef's translation hack which he was still working on at the time, even worse was that it was apparently full of spoilers in the gameplay shown such as solutions to puzzles during the video these moments are blacked out by slowbeef.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: slowbeef deliberately pronounces "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]" as "Mary-O" - to the point of actually correcting himself after using the proper pronunciation. [[{{Joisey}} Then again...]]
** From VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy:
-->'''Jason White:''' A See-ko Chronograph diving watch. They come expensive those watches.\\
'''slowbeef:''' I think that's Say-ko, chief.
** In Super Bummerman 2, musclebomber2021 pronounces 'throw' as 'fow', 'bomb' as 'bum', 'enemy' as 'amy', and numerous others. The Retsupurae duo have a field day with him.
-->'''slowbeef:''' ''Fow'' his ''bums''? At his ''amies''?!
** slowbeef catches himself on almost mispronouncing Creator/HRGiger's name (''"gee-ger"'') as 'geiger' in the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'' [[http://blip.tv/slowbeef/real-estate-headaches-5568062 Wrongpurae]], which Diabetus is quick to comment on:
-->'''Diabetus:''' I've checked his volume of work, his ''Giger counter''...
** He does so a few more times in the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' Wrongpurae, though he again corrects himself every time, this time without any jokes from Diabetus. He also refers to Mario a few times throughout it, sometimes as "Mary-O" and sometimes normally.
** The Eternal Darkness RP, QueenieZ pronounces the subtitle "Sanity's Re-KWEE-um, placing heavy emphasis on the second syllable.
** slowbeef pronounces horrible with a long "A" sound at the beginning, making it sound more like "har-ible".
** slowbeef pronounced "ketchup" as "catch up" in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcQIEZG-RXQ Slowbeef's House of Horror: Recipe of Death]]''. Lampshaded as well, as when he says ketchup for the first time, a caption pops up reading:
--->(I swear, if you jerks start shit over how I say "ketchup"...)
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSugkuzwpBM&index=190&list=PL2AEAF822976D07F7 this video]], slowbeef insists on referring to the uploader, Imsoepiclol, as "Imm-soppick-lawl" rather than dignifying it with the more [[SmallNameBigEgo boisterous]]-sounding "I'm so epic, LOL."
* JabbaTableManners: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdt0u-3rcwk [=BigMastadon's=] self-imposed challenge]] to eat 40 pizza rolls.
** {{Squick}}: Retsupurae's (and the viewer's) [[http://www.viddler.com/explore/retsu/videos/108/ reaction]] to the video.
--->'''slowbeef:''' This is like a snuff film, somehow! Look at the camera angle! It's like you're in his lap! And he's eating the pizza rolls off you!\\
'''Proteus:''' You're balanced on his PENIS... that he hasn't seen in YEARS...
* {{Jerkass}}: Proteus often plays this up in his commentaries so it can be PlayedForLaughs, usually in the form of BrutalHonesty and getting into fights with slowbeef.
** [=ActionBastard=] lives up to the latter part of his name in the ''Monster In My Pocket'' when he continuously bullies his friend, Tyler, over not being as good at the game.
* JerkassBall: A handful of their commentaries ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn mostly their early ones]]) actually get personal and insult the people that made the Let's Plays they're riffing on. This has pretty much gone away, but it noticeably came for the episode on Doug Walker.
* JerkJock: They accuse Musclebomber of being one.
* JitterCam: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ue-DmQGLRs Skyrim's Enigma Mod]]" has this effect, caused by the player using YouTube's camera stabilization feature on ''gameplay footage recorded from Fraps.'' It leaves slowbeef absolutely stunned and demanding an explanation, and draws comparisons to ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''.
* JokeAndReceive: In "LP Mario 64...very slowly", the duo joke about what would have happened if the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 really was as slow as the [=LPer's=] emulator made it look like. One of their remarks is how it had state of the art graphics and only 2 MB of RAM. This isn't very far off from the truth -- the N64 had 4 MB of RAM without the expansion pack, yes, but it used high latency Rambus DRAM which made it a huge bottleneck on the system.
** In "True Shit", when the main character heads to the upper floor of the saloon, slowbeef remarks "And now, we go up for a whore!". Turns out that that is ''exactly'' what he's there for.
--->'''slowbeef''': What? We really ''were'' getting a whore? I was ''kidding!''
** In "Surgical Strike a.k.a. Explosion!: The Game", near the end where the main character is relaxing on a beach and is approached by three girls in bikinis, Mr. DJB casually remarks that "It'd be great if these beach girls just started exploding." As if on cue, ''they immediately do''.
* JumpScare: Abused in quite a few flash games they've riffed on, particularly ''Arise'' (with a notable case where the game throws ''every previous jumpscare in sequence'' at the player when they get close to the end), ''Paradigm Shift'' (there's one on damn near ''every'' screen if you wait around long enough), and ''Real Horror Stories'' (upwards of ''two or three at a time''). Their reaction is generally the opposite of what the creator was hoping for.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Huh?\\
'''slowbeef:''' I dunno, I think that was scary. I was only half paying attention.
** And of course...
-->'''Diabetus:''' '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext JOHN MCCAIN, WHY?!]]'''
** Other guests seem to have the same reaction to "scary" flash games. From ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nxjSoQcvSo?t=347 Assjoe's Sacrificium]]'':
-->''(jumpscare involving the girl from Literature/TheRing)''\\
'''slowbeef:''' Oh, that was something.\\
'''PA Master:''' [[CelebrityResemblance Was that]] [[Film/HomeAlone Macaulay Culkin?]] ''(chuckles)'' Was that the Macaulay Culkin scream face? Let me watch again on stream, hold on a second.
* LameComeback: When a Newgrounds user left a harsh review on [[VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy Pursuit]], Godlimations called him a 'poo poo head'. slowbeef and Proteus don't address it, because, really, what needs to be said?
* LargeHam: slowbeef at choice times, such as when a video [[SuckinessIsPainful enrages]] or excites him enough, or when [[MundaneMadeAwesome playing up spectacle or drama when it's otherwise not present]].
* {{LARP}}: The duo riff on one of ''VideoGame/SwordOfVermilion'' and they weren't comfortable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRFWYpuQHt8 to say the least]].
* LaughingMad: What ''King's Quest VII'' reduces slowbeef to.
** He also breaks into insane laughter at several points in the ''Sonic 2006'' playthrough.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: One of their biggest {{Berserk Button}}s.
* LetsMockTheMonsters: In any Retsufrash of a "horror" game, most notably in the Arise series. "John [=McCain=]! Why?!"
* LetsPlay: At the end of 2014, Retsupurae came full circle with slowbeef and Diabetus riffing on slowbeef's playthrough of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. ''Afterfall Insanity'' more or less ended up the same way, as slowbeef started recording the game himself after only one episode of someone else's longplay.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTEelxz3N-o Diablo IV]]," once the duo finishes viewing the first episode of the American ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' cartoon:
--> '''Diabetus:''' Let's just never speak about this again.
** slowbeef closes out the end of the "Poorkour" series with this.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27VeT3dVQE8 thehof's LP]] of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Blue Shift'' consists of nothing but this and blindingly bright graphics, probably due to the fact that he's playing this on the never officially released (i.e. hacked) Dreamcast version.
** The floor transitions in ''VideoGame/DeepFear''. It's hard to tell whether the elevator cinematic is to mask the loading or simply adds to the already lengthy black screens surrounding it.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' managed for a time to hide the fact that it had killed slowbeef's [=PS3=] by doing so during a loading screen.
* LongTitle: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7jAQsjpuc‎ "Note: The Spread Gun Should Not Spread Your Video to Half an Hour"]]
* LudicrousPrecision: The creepypastas treat measurements of time this way, writing things like "This continued for 25 seconds" or "I sat there for maybe 25 seconds, horrified by what had just happened." Even funnier, the times themselves are often implausible, like spending 10 minutes running Mario down a featureless corridor.
* ManipulativeEditing: In their Retsupurae of ''Dark Seed II'', slowbeef edits out the main character finally winning at the ring toss carnival game, replacing it with a clip of one of his earlier failures. He claimed Mike Dawson would ''never'' win under their watch.
* MathematiciansAnswer: In the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' Wrongpurae:
-->'''Diabetus:''' Are you the Retsupurae'er who tells the truth or the Retsupurae'er who lies?\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yes.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ...Nooo!
* MeaningfulName:
** slowbeef's opinion of "[=BigMastodon=]" in [[http://www.viddler.com/explore/retsu/videos/108/ this video]].
** In case you weren't sure, Diabetus is actually diabetic.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe:
** slowbeef is fond of parodying this trope when MSTing video games with silly or nonsensical plots. In fact, he mentions in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6a4y1axHsk "Resident Seavil 2"]] that several comments on the previous installment actually complained that he was using the joke too much. He then attempts not to say it throughout the rest of the video, only to grow increasingly frustrated with himself as [[RunningGag he repeatedly does so]] [[VerbalTic without meaning to]].
** slowbeef and Diabetus take ''[[VideoGame/TheTownWithNoName The Town with No Name]]'' to task for overusing this trope, which seems to be some sort of [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment out-of-place]] ShoutOut to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' [[spoiler:and foreshadows the TwistEnding]].
* MemeticBadass:
** In a parody of such, [=JacobMC=], the fictional brother of LetsPlay/BillyMC is said by slowbeef and Diabetus to not only have a Harvard degree, but is also able to finish Ninja Gaiden Black with his eyes closed AND [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking actually register his hypercam]]. [[invoked]]
** Rock Knight from the RP of [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra's Space Adventures]], who barely shows up in the game at all, but is the Franchise/{{Batman}} of the game universe in terms of skill according to slowbeef and Diabetus. [[invoked]]
* {{Mondegreen}}: A few non-musical examples from the ''Rise of the Dragon'' RP:
-->'''Chang Li:''' It is also known by my humble self, and others, that you are investigating this affair.\\
'''Blade Hunter:''' What others?...\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Whatevers"? ...Did he just say ''"whatevers"''??\\
'''Blade Hunter:''' ...It seems he gave her some bad juice.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Some bad ''Jews''?\\
'''Blade Hunter:''' ...It's bad with a capital 'B'.\\
'''slowbeef:''' I think "juice"... Wait--"bad with a captial 'V'?"\\
'''Diabetus:''' No, no, I think the game's just really racist.
** They themselves have one of these moments, when they mishear LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast's introduction as "The Giant of Let's Plays" rather than "The [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Jolteon]] of Let's Plays."
** Two instances occur in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXdkw_9hPFs Let's Rock Out!]]'':
-->'''[=LPer=]:''' I can do this!\\
'''Diabetus:''' You're Buddhist? I don't see how that's relevant.\\
'''[=LPer=]:''' This part is kinda easy for me.\\
'''Diabetus:''' This part is Chinese for you? Muse isn't that hard to understand.
** Also occurs in the riff on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhYDz2jYh-M HarmfulGravemind]], who has a Luxembourgish accent:
-->'''[=HarmfulGravemind=]:''' Now comes... Wendy Koopa!\\
'''Diabetus:''' Friendly Koopa?\\
'''slowbeef:''' (''imitating the [=LPer's=] accent'') Friendly Koopa!\\
'''Diabetus:''' That's a misnomer, sir.
** In ''A Public Service Announcement For Let's Players'', one of the lines slowbeef says, "Second he was going to towel himself- [[VerbalTic Please Stop Lets Playing I Wanna Be The Guy.]]" The word "towel" is frequently misheard, misread and miswritten as "tell" thanks to some unfortunate comedic timing of the situation. He's actually reading the first chapter of ''Literature/AmericanGods'', at the point where Shadow considers taking a bath and toweling himself off.
* MoralityChain: [=BillyMC=] quickly becomes this to the notoriously vitriolic Proteus, who describes him as his "one soft spot."
--> '''Proteus:''' Somebody's gotta care about Billy, [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness why not me]].
* MortonsFork:
-->'''Dr. Pokeymans:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T-jFZbbXJU I've got two options...]]\\
'''slowbeef:''' I hope they're both "Kill Yourself".
* MotorMouth: Diabetus does this whenever imitating something active for only a few seconds before being destroyed or disappearing offscreen.
--> "[=Ionlyhave3secondsonscreentotellyousomething=][[KilledMidSentence aaaaaaaaaaugh]]!"
** Aside from MemeticBadass Cornshaq, slowbeef himself becomes one during his playthrough of the timed Arise 3, much to the confusion of Diabetus -- and the viewers -- since he had exactly 10 minutes to cure a [[RougeAnglesOfSatin letal]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology virus]].
** [[http://youtu.be/dbNb-lbYhIQ Proteus4994]] also did his version of this in a response to the Cornshaq video.
** Also [=BillyMc=] at one point in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyQ5NHNrPeY this video]]:
-->'''[=BillyMc=]:''' Yeah, sometimespinballisalittlebitoflucktoobutyoucanusealittlebitofstrategytoosometimesyoucantryifyoumisstheball...\\
'''slowbeef''': "Alotofstrategynounsnounsnouns!"\\
'''Diabetus''': "EVERYTHING!"
** slowbeef does it again in "[[http://youtu.be/Zcpcq6jrrYE Let's Pl-.............aypokemonwithnoaudio]]," where he narrates the game in the style of Diabetus in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxyNS6dO0XE Let's Read About Survival Kids]]. Only in this case, his narration has to race to cover the dialogue before it vanishes from the screen -- and often fails. For bonus points, he sometimes has to ''pause mid-sentence'' due to the video lagging.
* MsFanservice: Brittany Cole in the ''Crime Wave'' Wrongpurae. The blatant fanservice is repeatedly mocked by the duo, who interpret it as a sleazy porn flick going on throughout the game.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: PlayedWith in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANeEDOQY9rY "Asura's, Like, Wrath IS THE MOST AWESOME THING LET'S DO THIS"]] - the opening of ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is pretty awesome by itself, but [=ImmortalHDFilms=]'s reactions are so over-the-top that it twists around to this trope.
-->'''LetsPlay/ChipCheezum:''' Oh my god, do not show this man [[Film/SupermanTheMovie the first Superman movie!]]\\
'''General Ironicus:''' Can there be a series where this guy just watches ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]]'' 'cause I would subscribe to the man.\\
'''slowbeef''': ''[imitating [=ImmortalHDFilms=]]'' "I'm amazed by fucking ''anything!''"\\
'''[=ChipCheezum=]:''' "Wait a second, there's a power level even further beyond!? '''''WHAT!?'''''"

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: This is why the commentary on "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq6tPZiOdNg Kane and Lynch's Spring Break]]" is derailed from riffing on the [=LPer=] to riffing on [[VideoGame/KaneAndLynch the game]].
* NameAndName: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCnpWQxwyc Basic Problem Solving with Tinkidink and The Lime Popsicle]]"
* NaziGold: slowbeef speculates that this is how NAVGTR's company was funded.
--> '''Diabetus:''' How did this guy get business?\\
'''slowbeef:''' I don't believe that he could have!
* NeverLiveItDown: An early scene in ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' gives the player the option to look at the female lead's feet. Retsupurae's InUniverse characterization of Cobra immediately became that of an obsessive foot fetishist who may or may not actually care what the feet are connected to. Of course, it didn't help that Cobra described them as "A work of art".
** The duo is certainly not letting LetsPlay/ProtonJon forget that he was tricked into doing an LP of a VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld romhack because he heard that the maker was [[LittlestCancerPatient dying of Leukemia]] ([[UnreliableNarrator which he faked]]). Every video that he's commentated in features this as a punchline towards the end of the video, with two of said videos being nothing ''but'' the punchline.
* NightmareFace: Generally averted in the ''Lechuza'' RP, which the pair summed up as essentially being ''Arise'' without the pop-scare [=JPGs=] - thus, ''Arise'' without anything to actually qualify as a horror game. But ironically, the title screen may unintentionally startle some viewers (like it did to Diabetus. ''Twice.'') as it depicts the protagonist of the game wearing a wide-eyed expression, pouting fish-lips, covered with dirt and wearing slovenly clothes.

* NonindicativeName: From ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACfxLG4QH9A Gebiet Kriege!]]'':
-->'''slowbeef''': OK, so he called it "LetsPlay" but he's not really talking. He called it ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' but it's not ''Worms''. So "Part 1" is maybe the only truthful part of this except there's no "Part 2" yet and I guess judging by that, there never will be!
* NintendoHard: Despite being a VisualNovel style of game some of ''VideoGame/{{Ambition}}'''s chapters ([[ThatOneLevel especially]] the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlt_F62Pao&index=14&list=PLo4M1tlpv9ruM7k2Pr_0auqL8IveRE5gl final four]]) prove quite difficult to the longplayers thanks to multitudes of [[GameOver fail states]] and reliance on ViolationOfCommonSense, despite the creator claiming them to be [[BlatantLies based on real-world psychology]].
* NoIndoorVoice: Shmorky, another one of their fellow goons who guested on some early [=RPs=].
* NoirEpisode: Fittingly, the VideoGame/LANoire riff.
* NoodleIncident: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO-K55PfGRk The Unfair Retsupurae]]'', Diabetus mentions taking a "violent shit" that somehow resulted in several deaths but was still less loud than the player's reactions to the game.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: The YouTube annotations appearing in "Adults React to [=PewDiePie=]" while Diabetus reads a list of [=PewDiePie=] video titles.
** The title of the video "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YKdc-qYADE Silent Hill Upskirt Fighter. Really.]]", and its description which begins thus:
--> What I like about Retsupurae is that I can make the world's most clickbaity titles and yet, THEY ARE 100% REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONTENT.
** He says similar in the descriptions of other videos that are only able to be described in very clickbait-like manners.
-->''(from "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cli8rq2MUUg A Tasteful, Touching Star Wars September 11th Tribute]]")'' I am actually putting star wars 9/11 osama bin laden in the tags and it feels like I'm exploiting the search algorithm but I'm somehow not...\\
''(from "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1mK2ig_GU Kickstarter Nonstarters: My Original Pokemon Minecraft Idea]]")'' Also I get to put Pokemon and Minecraft in the tags and somehow it's not lying!
* NotSafeForWork: Discussed in the "Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom" retsufrash:
-->'''slowbeef:''' It's all censored, so you can watch this at work...although, I would not recommend doing so.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Are you sure about that? "Johnson, what are you doing over there? Oh, that looks fine."\\
'''slowbeef:''' I'm watching Meet 'N' *erp* Kingdom!
* NotSoStoic: Diabetus is known for being one of the calmest of slowbeef's co-commentators. When he breaks, something has gone very wrong. For example, in the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' Wrongpurae, when the longplayer seemingly tries to ''finally'' edit his umpteenth time going through the mirror maze, but cuts at the wrong points so Mike actually ''goes backwards'' through part of it:
-->'''Diabetus:''' Wait, was there editing there?\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yes.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''...Editing what?! More'' mirror maze? "Wow, I got through that a little ''too'' quickly that time."
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Several of Dahi̇r İnşaat's military projects blatantly violate UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, such as disguising a military vehicle as a civilian one and the use of tear gas on a battlefield (chemical weaponry such as tear gas and pepper spray are only permitted for use by law enforcement).
* ObviousBeta: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWTWfz4-YBc Metroid Beginings]]'' [sic] stuns the duo with how outrageously buggy it is, which provides much of the video's humor.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8epk8uiU0A Sympathy of the Programmers]]'', an attempt at a ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' flash that looks to have been given up on after about two hours of work.
* OoCIsSeriousBusiness:
** Dave_O, far and away the calmest of the commentators, actually getting angry during [=QueenieZ's=] videos.
** Diabetus, normally one of the more stoic commentators, collapsing into laughter alongside slowbeef when something especially ridiculous has happened.
** Diabetus is usually pretty calm and collected, but he gets increasingly angrier throughout [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182FEPMbcUo this LP]], to the point where he audibly slams his desk towards the end. If you check out the comments, several viewers also make note of this.
* OedipusComplex: slowbeef and Diabetus point this out during their "A Son's Revenge" Retsufrash.
-->'''slowbeef:''' [[FreudWasRight Holy shit, Freud would have a goddamn field day with this]].\\
'''slowbeef:''' Oedipus would be like, "This kid is fucking creepy!"
* OhCrap: During the RP ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVGFkA5zjso The Marios]]'', this is the trio's general reaction when the creator of the bad LP in question, [=LuwiigiMaster=], disses Retsupurae ''during his LP''. Diabetus later comments that he should pre-screen {{L|etsPlay}}Ps before bringing the gang over to riff them. If one reads the comments, the guy apparently was [[{{Troll}} trying to purposely]] make a SoBadItsGood video just to get [=RPed=].
* OlderThanTheyLook: A voice-based variant is noted in [=ZoopSoul's=] LP of Mega Man 9. Diabetus asked if the guy is older than 14, only for Proteus to tell him, "He's like 35".
* OncePerEpisode: If doing a ''Series/''Series/GamingInTheClintonYears'' Retsupurae, Diabetus starts with a DoubleEntendre related to the game George Wood is reviewing in his best UsefulNotes/BillClinton impersonation. It gets to the point where slowbeef is completely astounded by how many Clinton jokes he can come up with, considering the subject matter:
-->"Are you ready to '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hoh_c-WRNs contend]]''' with what's in my pants?"\\
"After I play '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0iYB9FWVT8 Buster Brothers]]''' I'm gonna bust a nut!"\\
"I'll show you why they call me Big Dong '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXzxJjIXHik Donkey Kong]]'''."\\
"Look in my pants and I'll show you why they call it the '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8LFOVGUt2g Playstation]]'''."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLswUGD8kxA All Diabetus Clinton jokes archived here.]]
** The legend continues with the new playlists Retsupurae have made on Youtube, with the description for the "Gaming in the Clinton Years" playlist as:
--> "When you hit my playlist you'll always wanna select repeat, baby."
** Also, starting with the Wrongpurae of ''VideoGame/LastAlert'' (and intially meant as a one-off reference to their LP of ''[[VideoGame/DeadToRights Dead To Rights: Retribution]]'' where they did the same thing), every episode now ends with them both saying "Dead to Rights."
* OriginalCharacter: [=JacobMC=], [=BillyMC=]'s snooty older brother. He graduated from Harvard and can beat VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Black [[SelfImposedChallenge with his eyes closed.]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn He also registered Hypercam 2.]]
** There's also his cajun brother, [=BayouBillyMC=], and the "Hollywood Squares" episode introduced his sister, [=LaurenMC=].
** In the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' videos, they speculate on the existence of other music genre/medieval title combo characters in the vein of Rock Knight, such as Rap Duke and Country Squire.
* OrphanedPunchline: The final boss of VideoGame/{{Galerians}} leaves the two out of material with how it drags on, so a portion of it is cut out. When they come back slowbeef and Diabetus are talking about enemas.
* OurHeroIsDead: Jokingly.
-->'''slowbeef:''' And that's the end of Cobra...\\
'''Diabetus:''' All right.\\
'''slowbeef:''' ...[[CueCardPause Episode 5]].\\
'''Diabetus:''' Shorter let's play than usual but glad the good guys won this time.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Abused in many of the creepypastas featured on Crappy Pasta. To date, ''VideoGame/SonicExe'', ''Ihsoy'', ''Blood Whistle'', ''The Yellow Devil'' (which takes it to a ludicrous extreme with ''robots'' that bleed), the ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' story, and ''I HATE YOU'' all feature ludicrous amounts of blood.
* OverlyLongGag: The beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy Pursuit]]'', where slowbeef and Proteus get stuck in Dialla's apartment for several minutes trying to collect everything Dialla seems to think she'll need - and then immediately get sent ''right back in'' for a different plot event not thirty seconds after finally being allowed to leave.
** Diabetus drawing out an "Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." during a particularly long stretch of nothingness in their ''Dark Seed II'' wrongpurae.
* OverusedRunningGag: Towards the end of ''Resident Seavil,'' slowbeef is annoyed at their running gag of staying quiet for the elevator sequence.
* PerverseSexualLust: In ''So there's that'', [=MageKnight404=], who [[SelfInsert inserted himself into a romhack]], reveals that he has this for [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Linoan]]. The duo react the way you'd expect.
* PetTheDog: Their interactions with [[MoralityPet BillyMC]].
** After [=RPing=] [=Joshie164=], slowbeef encouraged his fans to give the original video several likes as it only had one dislike. Three days after the RP, the original video had 1,940 likes, and many very enthusiastic comments.
** When one of Joshie's friends complained about RP mocking him, the commenters started asking him why he wasn't playing with Joshie. He said they all had lives.
-->'''lotrdude13''': Too busy to hang out with your best friend? You're not very good friends.
* PoesLaw: The guys have a little trouble with this sometimes. For instance, in ''The Marios'' they mistake a troll for an actual moron. They decide to start pre-screening videos beforehand after realizing they'd been fooled. In ''Amnesia: The Dork's Descent'', Diabetus and slowbeef argue about whether or not the [=LPer=]'s hysterical terror is staged - Diabetus is positive that it is, while slowbeef merely ''hopes'' so. The fact that the [=LPer=] in question, Jenomorph, favorited the video just hours after it was uploaded may support that theory.
** They also occasionally have trouble accepting that ''Series/GamingInTheClintonYears'' was a "legitimate" video game show, as opposed to a very elaborate parody.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E47lUkoV4vU Let's Play Sonic the Hedgehog, but Second...]]'' features [=SuperBrosTV=] being wholly incompetent at ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' despite having extensively looked at the map of the level at the start of the video and his whole gimmick for the LP being an in-depth walkthrough. Diabetus actually asks multiple times, "is he fucking with us?" He eventually comes to the conclusion that it has to be on purpose, while slowbeef is still unsure by video's end.
** And then there was the time they [=RPed=] a video from LetsPlay/{{Critikal}}, apparently unaware that Critikal's videos are comedic/satirical, and he often intentionally plays games that are corrupted or poorly emulated. They spent much of the video complaining about the stretched screen and mocking Critikal's use of toilet humor. The video was eventually taken down after they were barraged by Critikal fans, and people informing the pair that they just took a goof video completely seriously. The condescending nature of much of that particular RP just made their mistake look even worse.
* PoliceCodeForEverything: From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=croeirrF_vk their riff on Lodge Massacre]], the SequelHook at the end features police sirens playing in the background. Diabetus imitates a cop, saying "We got a 10-53, someone's making a sequel to a bad flash game, over."
--> '''slowbeef:''' "Deadly force authorized."
* PowerTrio: slowbeef, Diabetus and Proteus, most commonly.
** slowbeef, Diabetus and Dave_O is also quite common.
** slowbeef also once suggests a team-up of [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow Jollo]], and [[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Rock Knight]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: Several really bad ones delivered by the killer in the ''VideoGame/PsychoKiller'' riff.
-->'''Morgan James:''' ...Hang up... '''forever.'''\\
'''slowbeef:''' ...Seriously? Shut the fuck up.
* PrivateEyeMonologue: Diabetus does this in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnq6NP1psjQ LA Noire Retsupurae]]
* PungeonMaster: Diabetus. Referenced by Slowbeef in the ''Blood Whistle'' Crappypasta in which Peach makes a couple puns related to the way she killed some of the story's characters ("They got a little ''sharp'' with me so I pushed them over the ''edge''). After reading this, Slowbeef says to Diabetus, "She's starting to sound like you."
* PurpleProse: Several of the creepypastas they've riffed abuse this. The most notable example is ''Blood Whistle'', which starts out being written normally, then takes this trope to an absurd degree once the author finds the titular whistle.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Their take on LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast whose accent is so exaggerated it seems fake.
** "Even ''British'' people are saying 'I can't believe how British this guy sounds.'"
*** Their [=ElectricalBeast=] retsupuraes have even created all-new English stereotypes between the group: Specifically, the English can now [[TimeTravel travel through toime]] and [[Series/DoctorWho telepor']].
* RailingKill: DoubleSubverted. Diabetus remarks that ''Crime Patrol'' didn't have one of these, only for one to happen a second later.
* SpinoffBabies: The ''Sir Basil Pike Public School'' wrongpurae videos have the title [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku263TRcScQ "Ambition Babies"]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: slowbeef gives one of these to Quadraxis14 in the [=SNES9X=] retsupurae. Here is the speech without the VerbalTic:
-->''Shut up! There are no viewers. No one watched this to the end except me. It is a seriously horrible video, Quadraxis14. [[{{Scrub}} There is no skill in]] [[SaveScumming replaying the same thing over and reloading save states over and over again]]. A monkey could do this. A kid can do this. It doesn't matter I don't know what the point of the video is. I don't know know why you're doing it. It will not make you popular in school. It will not get you girls or anything. It's a waste of time. I'm sorry. I'm taking away from 'On Liberty.'''
** The end of the RP of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is one big one against both the Critic and against fans for liking [[LargeHam his style of videos]]. Admittedly, a bulk of it is made up of ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch.
* RecursiveAcronym: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IiIcAr-8kw Let's Play Resident Evil 5: The Demo!]], the video is done by a group called E.P.I.C., which stands for '''E'''pic '''P'''wnage '''I'''n '''C'''olor.
-->'''Diabetus''': What does E.P.I.C. stand for again?\\
'''Proteus''': Epic... something, something, something.\\
'''slowbeef''': It's a recursive acronym.
* ReferenceOverdosed: The guys try to take this trope to the absolute limit in their [=RP=] of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpKaFOgyoc Apocalypse]]'' dropping Creator/BruceWillis movie references (since he starred in the game) for around 20 minutes until they give up and start referencing pretty much anything from pop culture by that point.
* RescueSex: At the end of ''Ninja Hayate'', after saving the princess, Diabetus tells it as it is.
-->'''Princess:''' My hero!\\
'''Diabetus:''' "I'm gonna get laid, hyuh!"
* RevengeFic: The duo theorize that Mike Dawson must have done ''something'' to get Cyberdreams mad at him, considering ''Dark Seed II'' portrays him as the most obnoxious man alive who even the characters in the game can't stand.
* RomanticComedy: slowbeef theorizes, at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVgXam6YzcE Super Bummerman 2]], why musclebomber keeps saying "amy" instead of "enemy".
-->'''slowbeef:''' Amy must be like this bookworm chick who's into LetsPlay, so he's trying to get his nerdy friends to help him do one, so he chose Super Bummerman!\\
'''Diabetus:''' That sounds like the makings of the perfect teenage romantic comedy.
* RunningGag: Tons of them.
** Unregistered Hypercam 2
** When making fun of adventure games, announcing an abrupt end to character interaction with variations of "Okay, bye!"
** When a character opens their mouth ridiculously wide, Diabetus starts holding a note as if he were an opera star.
** When a character has their mouth slightly open but aren't saying anything, or when they stay seemingly frozen in place (usually accompanied with an empty stare), Diabetus gives a static "Uuuuhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnn..."
** The [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Ridley]] voice, which becomes the voice of almost any reptilian enemy.
** Diabetus often lampshades the seeming inability of video game characters to speak at a distance. Even when they're standing only a few feet from each other.
-->'''King Graham addressing some thugs''': Gentlemen, please excuse me, I didn't mean to interrupt you.\\
'''One thug, standing across a counter two feet from Graham, walks around the counter to Graham.'''\\
'''Diabetus''': [...] I will come over here and we will resume this conversation.\\
'''Thug''': Da inn's full! Ain't got no more rooms.\\
'''Diabetus''': ...I had to come over here to tell you that.
** Diabetus's mentioning of different themes of music (eg. the "return the book to the library theme" in ''VideoGame/DarkSeed''), usually during games that were lucky to have a dozen songs.
** slowbeef's using a [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Mentok-esque]] "bweeeeee-oop" during teleportation of rapid camera movement.
** The duo tends to have a MomentOfSilence during ''VideoGame/DeepFear'''s elevator screens. slowbeef progressively gets irritated by this, even stating that [[OverusedRunningGag he's getting sick of having to keep the joke up]].
** Around the time when they started Retsutalk is when "[[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream I have no X]], [[AndIMustScream and I must Y]]" became one of these. It eventually lead to their Wrongpurae of the game in question.
** Referring to "the Youtube Emperor" to whom they can supposedly report bad [=LPs=]. Sometimes identified with LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab.
** In the Negotiator/Ambition serious, slowbeef is repeatedly surprised that the flash games had an executive producer.
** slowbeef's [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Bane]] impression and Diabetus yelling from the other side of his room (presumably) whenever part of a Newgrounds review is in ALL CAPS.
** After drawn out opening credits scene, Diabetus often pretends as if they were the closing credits only for slowbeef to tell them the game hasn't started yet.
** Diabetus frequently uses a whiny "Unh!" grunt whenever a character punches or throws something.
** During the Mortal Kombat Mythologies Wrongpurae, Diabetus would occasionally say "[[{{Pun}} Sub-Zero X!]]"
** Blood, from the Crappy Pasta videos.
** In Slowbeef's playthrough of ''Afterfall: Insanity,'' exclusively using the fire ax (as well as replacing it with a new one whenever he comes across one).
** Whenever there's StuffBlowingUp, you can expect a joke or two about Creator/MichaelBay [[ADateWithRosiePalms needing some alone time]] while watching it, especially during ''Surgical Strike'' and Dahi̇r İnşaat's military videos.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons "Jane, stop this crazy thing!!!"]]
** slowbeef trying to imitate a certain genre or comedy style [[AntiHumor and]] [[StylisticSuck deliberately]] [[CannotTellAJoke botching it]], such as his attempt to do a PrivateEyeMonologue in ''Noir: A Shadowy Thriller'', or how his back-and-forth [[ReferenceOverdosed movie title-dropping]] with Diabetus in ''Apocalypse'' devolved into him [[TropeName reading out the name of a movie in the middle of a sentence without context]].
* RuthlessModernPirates: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtmSY3u9CUM In this vid.]] According to slowbeef: "[[LetsPlay/SirRonLionheart He's]] like the only pirate you would never ever wanna be in your life."
** "Shiver me timbers, alriiiiight, hawhawhawww!"
* SanitySlippage:
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Retsupurae. Listening to the shift in commentary from making fun of the video to [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright insulting the guy who made it]], it's obvious they're suffering.
** Some videos incite giggling fits in the commentors at points later in the video. ''Earnest Evans'' is the greatest example of this, since the game simply becomes exponentially more ridiculous as time goes on.
** The 4+ hours of boredom during the ''[[VideoGame/DarkSeed Dark Seed II]]'' longplay slowly drive slowbeef ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and]]'' Diabetus into an infuriated frenzy. The incompetence of the longplayer, [[TryEverything obsessively exploring the same areas and dialogue trees]] and sometimes even doing absolutely nothing for long stretches of time, does ''not'' help matters.
** ''King's Quest VII'' goes from boring them to death to causing them to prattle insanely in impersonations of [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Joker and Bane]].
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' takes a heavy toll on both slowbeef and Diabetus.
-->'''slowbeef:''' ''[at the end of Episode 50]'' Can I just say one thing? Usually, we stop recording, we have a little, not debrief, but an aside? I have never heard you more depressed than after ''Sonic 06'' episodes. I'm not lying. After the billiard ball puzzle, we stopped recording, and you were like, "That was ''abhorrent''."
* SarcasmFailure:
** "I am sure that someone wants me to come up with something witty to say to [[http://www.viddler.com/explore/retsu/videos/108/ this guy]], but ''he is just faaaaat.''"
** Throughout their RP of VideoGame/TheTrappedTrilogy, Proteus is reduced from DeadpanSnarker to gibbering, {{Angrish}}-spewing wreck by the atrocious game design.
** During the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dlwgbj7hc Mortal Kombat Mythologies]]'' Wrongpurae, Diabetus attempts to make a joke about the fire-breathing dinosaur:
-->'''Diabetus:''' I.... I'm sorry this is ridiculous.
** In the ''Altered Beast'' Wrongpurae:
-->'''Diabetus:''' This just presents a slew of pun opportunities! I don't know where to start! So I won't.
* SceneryPorn: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsPlgVgCRSo [=SnakemanMN=] Wants to Be the Guy]], slowbeef and Dave_O begin to marvel at the amazing detail of the background of I Want to Be the Guy when [=SnakemanMN=] pauses the game for two minutes to answer his phone.
-->'''Dave_O:''' You see there's purple bricks; but then there's also... hold on a second... grey ones.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Woah, you're right! I would never have noticed that if he hadn't paused the game for a full minute to pick up the phone.
* {{Scotireland}}: Diabetus and slowbeef have no idea whether the [=LPer=] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCRCJRCH8VE this video]] is Scottish or Irish, so they split the difference.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Y'know, he's probably from New Jersey.
** While watching the pilot to the VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} cartoon, slowbeef misidentifies Morrigan's [[OohMeAccentsSlipping fluctuating Scottish accent]] as Irish.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Diabetus does this to an extent in part 4 of the "I have no mouth and I must scream" wrongpurae. He is implied to have turned away from the screen during the elevator sequence.
** They get about halfway through ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'' before giving up. When asked, Diabetus later said that the game got so nonsensical that they couldn't make it funny.
* SdrawkcabName: Abused to hilarious effect in ''Ihsoy'', especially with Hceap Ssecnirp.
* SelfDeprecation: In their RP of Policenauts, Diabetus comments that the only thing sadder than reviewing the game would be hacking it. slowbeef, who was working on a translation patch for the game at the time, commented "I'll sa--fuck you."
** Diabetus and his family are occasionally made the butt of jokes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TW2PfwxMQ In the RP of Nostalgic Rage's Mario 3 LP]], they go on a tangent about if the [=LPer=] (who has a thick southern accent) is actually Diabetus' Dad. In another video, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR94fOBDFcs The self-titled "Worst Retsupurae Ever"]], Diabetus wishes the Pokemon LP would evolve into pornography, adding that he meant HUMAN porn, not Pokemon porn.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Look, I know you're from the south, and you don't understand how evolution works, but still...\\
'''Proteus:''' He's from the South, so he understands having sex with animals, but these aren't real animals.\\
'''Diabetus:''' I'm from the South, and evolution is what happens when Pokemon evolve into the Bible, right?
** Near the end of the ''Nocturnal Letters'' Retsuflash, Diabetus comes to the conclusion that the titular game was made in the South due to its terrible graphics and BrotherSisterIncest subplot.
** Proteus also mocked slowbeef for basically being responsible for most of these:
-->'''Proteus:''' This is all your fault, slowbeef.
** In the description for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8WZMA37aZE Metroid Prime 3 Retsupurae]]
--> [[TemptingFate What could be worse than thi--]] [[http://blip.tv/file/4453432/ ...oh]]
** The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8B5UxxX63o JOP]]" video was eventually renamed to "[[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Jikkyu Oshaberi Parodius]] - The Only Thing Harder to Spell than Retsupurae."
* SeparateSceneStorytelling: slowbeef and Diabetus [[PlayingWithATrope play with this trope]] by acting as if the video game narrator for ''King's Quest V'' is really reading a book to his grandson. The "grandson," who the duo names Billy, then proceeds to ask questions to his grandfather about the oddness of the story.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Shows up in some of the Crappy Pastas, ''[[http://blip.tv/slowbeef/crappy-pasta-iii-hear-its-cry-6620176 Blood Whistle]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/slowbeef/creepypasta-live-it-wasn-t-lavender-town-6670876 It Wasn't Lavender Town]]'' in particular.
--> '''slowbeef:''' "Their only purpose in making this mod was to flagellate the naive soul to take the bait of its mysterious houris..."\\
'''Diabetus:''' Is that the mission statement behind this ROM hack, really?\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''[[{{Corpsing}} *laughing*]]'' God almighty. I need thesaurus on every single...
* ShaggyDogStory: In the ''[[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra]]'' wrongpurae, slowbeef and Diabetus sit through seven hours of the titular character's space adventures, only for it to end with a hurried sequence of events that the pair summarize thusly:
-->'''slowbeef:''' [[spoiler:Your two sisters died for a weapon I just shot...!]]\\
'''Diabetus:''' Well, that was all pretty pointless, wasn't it?
* ShockSite: slowbeef's [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity interpretation]][[invoked]] of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmXVjSJ72yU&list=UU7UdKZ9ujF1sFlP93dfjMgA NO GIRLS ALLOWED]].
* ShoutOut: Quite a few, including ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KT64t2ITuM No Hope]]'', which quickly turned into our boys systematically running through every single line from ''Franchise/StarWars'' that had been subject to MemeticMutation.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5evl89KsmLM The first Wrongpurae of]] ''VideoGame/EvilZone'' has a ton of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' references, due to the fact that the longplayer's selected character has [[Creator/PaulEiding Colonel Campbell's voice]] - complete with playing the music from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Arsenal Gear]] during an intermission when they had to re-sync their audio.
** In the Retsufrash of the Newgrounds game, Fractured, after commenting that the messages in the game sound like fortune cookies, he bets that the next one will say, [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife "Bad luck and misfortune will infest your pathetic soul for all eternity."]]
** Diabetus has thrown in the occasional inexplicit ''Series/DoctorWho'' reference.
** Retsupurae's official video playlist for the ''[[Creator/ZapDramatic Ambition]]'' series is subtitled [[Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying How To Succeed in Flash Without Really Trying]].
** The titles of their ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark'' wrongpuraes are all {{Pun}}s based on other media: ''[[VideoGame/HeavyRain The Origami Thriller]]'', ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Carnby-ean]]'' and ''[[Film/CowboysAndAliens Cowboys vs. Polygons]]''.
*** Ditto with ''[[VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream I Have No Game, And I Must Play]]'', which uses a different pun for each part's subtitle: ''[[Film/WeekendAtBernies Weekend at Bennie's]]'', ''[[Film/BetterOffDead Better Off Ted]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH The Secret of Nimdok]]'', ''[[Series/{{Ellen}} The Ellen Show]]'', ''[[Film/FindingForrester Finding Gorrister]]'' and ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs The Silence of the AMs]]''.
** Upon hearing the accent of the player in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6OVduqiHN0 Where in time is Mario?]]'', Diabetus claims that the "problem" he mentions in the first few seconds is "he was out [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill gettin' propane]]".
* SincerityMode: The pair chose to ''apologize'' to Rijno, LetsPlay/BillyMC, and even [[WebVideo/TheIrateGamer Chris Bores]] upon watching WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's attempt a Let's Play. They repeatedly said that they weren't kidding.
-->'''slowbeef:''' This is the September 11th of Let's Play.
** Later on his Formspring account, slowbeef actually said he ''owed Doug Walker an apology'' after watching LetsPlay/PewDiePie.
** Later on, he claimed Tobuscus was even worse than [=PewDiePie=]; in the Retsutalk after "Adults React To [=PewDiePie=]" he apologized and retracted the statement (though he maintains the opinion that Tobuscus is ''almost'' as bad).
** In [[http://www.formspring.me/effinslowbeef/q/423617876755243818 this Formspring post]], slowbeef offered an apology to [=QueenieZ=] upon hearing that she apparently still receives hate mail and death threats over her Eternal Darkness [=LP=].
** A bit more than halfway through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ln7sK_5mo "Local Paperboy Calls It Quits!,"]] Diabetus briefly interrupts the riff in order to alleviate Billy's concerns that some of his retsupurae-based viewers don't actually like him:
-->'''Diabetus:''' No one dislikes you, Billy! Like, seriously, unironically, I'm saying that: No one dislikes you.\\
'''slowbeef:''' ...It's ''possible'' that someone dislikes him--\\
'''Diabetus:''' [[HeartwarmingMoments No it's not! No, it's not.]]
** During the Retsufrash of Exmortis, after going through another incredibly long journal, they suggest that the creator write novels or short stories.
** Despite spending most of ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}'' RP poking fun at the game, they admitted that [[spoiler:the simulation being representative of violent video games]] was interesting social commentary.
** About halfway through part 3 of ''Cobra 3D'', the duo point out just how little effort seems to have been put into the game by apologizing to [=OmegaEdge29=] for making fun of his ''Kaizo Mario 64'' romhack's similar lack of effort.
** [[invoked]]slowbeef admits that the TimeTravel rules used by ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'' [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot have potential]], but gets weighed down by [[MoonLogicPuzzle the obtuse puzzle design]] and [[IdiotHero Eike's decision-making]].
* ShootingSuperman: Brought up in ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'', when Cobra fights a man made of nigh-indestructible glass.
-->'''slowbeef:''' They're having a fist fight? He's made of fuckin' crystal!
* SimilarlyNamedWorks:[[invoked]] In "Retsufrash is Art", slowbeef and Diabetus watch a playthrough of the ugolegend Flash ArtGame "[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/576095 Loneliness]]" but read the [[FanDumb user comments]] from the unrelated ArtGame "[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/548694 Loneliness.]]" [[FailedASpotCheck without realizing their mistake]].
* SoBadItsGood: [[invoked]]slowbeef has this reaction to ''VideoGame/ShadowWarOfSuccession''. In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZAWAqyjedo very]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuCT7CuEIz0 intense]] way.
-->'''slowbeef:''' I have to get a UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer [[UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} emulator]] tonight!
** Ditto with Diabetus and ''VideoGame/{{Growl}}''.
--->'''Diabetus:''' (after seeing the AttractMode flashing the "INSERT COIN" text) I would have inserted my entire ''wallet'' at this point.
* SoBadItsHorrible: [[invoked]]Diabetus ends up sharing slowbeef's sentiment towards ''Arise 4'' by the end of the video.
* SoundEffectBleep: Abused horribly (or possibly [[SoBadItsGood hilariously]]) in Raven Rage's LetsPlay of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Super Mario Brothers 3]]. The effects used to haphazardly censor his profanity included an [[MostAnnoyingSound obnoxiously loud bleep, an obnoxiously loud siren, farting and belching noises, and shattering glass]]. This was riffed on mercilessly in the commentary:
-->'''slowbeef:''' "You guys got somethin' other than glass breakin' and fartin'? ...Think I got a siren."\\
'''Proteus:''' "I don't know, let me see what I can get on freesoundeffects.com."\\
'''Diabetus:''' "I'm gonna behead a chicken, you got one of them Yak Bak machines?"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSugkuzwpBM Test Your Mig--oh it's over]]" features a random, TV-style bleep in the middle of the source video. The duo makes fun of this both when it happens and in the post commentary.
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' doesn't have that many music tracks, resulting in some wildly inappropriate music at times. Of course slowbeef points this out at every opportunity
** The soundtrack of ''VideoGame/DeepFear'', which is actually quite good, is spoiled by the dullness of the situation.
** The source video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm2rhVIZkxI OH YES I AM DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS]]" uses "Decadence" by Music/{{Disturbed}}[[note]]The riff video uses different music for copyright reasons[[/note]] as background music for an LP of ''a Website/{{Facebook}} anime-style profile picture application.'' The duo pretends to be {{otaku}} who [[MundaneMadeAwesome think this is awesome]].
--> '''Diabetus:''' This music doesn't fit with what's going on at all!!
** The sudden metal music at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ9Vt1yVVko "Mario Dies at the End"]] catches them both off guard and brings slowbeef to hysterics.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUWqitoyzSY Final Zone 2 Part 2]]" opens with Round 4 of ''Final Zone II'' as Momoko Ring, in which what sounds like the pop song opening theme of an anime plays in the background. In a [[TopDownView top-down]] military [[ShootEmUp shooter]]. The riffers joke that the soundtrack was composed before ''the game's genre'' was finalized.
--> '''slowbeef:''' This is so not appropriate for the action!\\
'''Diabetus:''' It's what she's listening to in her ears. It gets her into the killing mood!\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''Final Zone II: Shit Just Happens and Then I Don't Know What.''\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''Final Zone II: Our Website/{{Pandora}} Is ''Really'' Broken.''
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpKaFOgyoc Let's Play IMDB]], they tell so many bad puns that it becomes so unfunny, that it's funny.
-->'''slowbeef:''' [[LampshadeHanging Would anyone find this [video] funny besides us?]]\\
'''Diabetus:''' I think they tuned out a long time ago.
* SpaceX: Diabetus makes a big deal about the "Space" part of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' and the two of them prefix random things with "space" and talk about how things are the way they are [[RecycledInSpace because it's space]].
** In ''Retsupurae 3000'', everything is Cyber-X...[[RunningGag because it's]] TheFuture.
* SpinOff: ''Webcam Ward'', a video series on Website/SomethingAwful with slowbeef and Khad (Diabetus took Khad's place from ''When Fur is Rubbed the Wrong Way'' on) commentating on various other Youtube videos.
* SpoilerOpening: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUgBMSwE050 PTSD: Pokemon Traumatic Stress Disorder]] is an RP of a ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' LP that consists of a failed attempt to get through a dungeon, preceded by a minute and a half of anime music playing over clips that spoil every plot twist in the game after that point.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[http://twitpic.com/s4ll9 This picture sums their opinion up]]
* StealthInsult: During the credits of ''VideoGames/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', slowbeef and Diabetus notice that Roberta Williams was credited as a "[[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Harpy]]" and a "[[YouDirtyRat Rat]]", and assumed that the game was insulting its very own creator.
* StealthPun: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvhbgPeD4cc this]] vid, Diabetus suggests that instead of hanging out with Solar Man and getting blazed, he and slowbeef should simply chill, man. Just chill, man. [[spoiler:Chill Man is the Robot Master [[ElementalRockPaperScissors weak to Solar Blaze]] in ''Mega Man 10'']].
** Another, less subtle one shows up in the "Let's Rock Out" video with Diabetus commenting "I wonder how long he had to Music/{{Muse}} over the song choice before he felt ready." The LP was of Knights of Cydonia, a song by the band.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The "Meet 'N' Fuck Kingdom" video has all the sex scenes censored out, with the player adding in text lying about what the character was doing.
-->'''Narration:''' And then they drank tea. They certainly didn't engage in six incredibly frustrating, boring, and shameful sexual mini-games that were so needlessly complex, these three girls are essentially the final bosses of Meet n' Fuck Kingdom. Nope.
* SweetHomeAlabama: Diabetus is from Alabama, and has the Southern Hospitality trait down to a tee with his more deadpan sense of humour and stoicism. During the State Flag round in ''"What is Madmatty Thinking?" "Correctl!"'' he immediately recognizes the Alabama flag from a vague written description, without even seeing it.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Demonstrated in this exchange
-->'''slowbeef:''': Maybe [[LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast he]] was playing VideoGame/ChronoTrigger and doesn't realize when one game ends and the other begins?\\
'''Diabetus:''': Nah, I think he's just crazy.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Can't it be both?
* TakeYourTime: They repeatedly mock ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' for this. "King Graham, the ''forgetful'' adventurer".
* TemptingFate:
** In their ''Series/GamingInTheClintonYears VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' Retsupurae:
-->'''slowbeef:''' Okay, this is VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}. So there's no fucking way you have a UsefulNotes/BillClinton joke.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''(In faux-Clinton accent)'' "I'll show you something that's [[HumongousMecha Weltall]]."\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''(Astounded)'' Shit...\\
'''Diabetus:''' Sorry.
** Also, in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3v5AMNjH8M Most Shameful Thing In The World]] Retsupurae:
-->'''Diabetus:''' With the amount of dignity lost, I don't see how this could possibly get any... ''*RecordNeedleScratch*'' [[DancingTheme ...worse?]]
** In Let's Point at Super Metroid: "I propose this video cannot get worse from this moment. Seriously." Somehow, it did.
** In [=MageKnight404=]'s Let's Play of Pokemon White:
-->'''[=MageKnight=]:''' So thanks for watching us play Pokemon White.\\
'''Diabetus:''' ''(In fake Hilda voice)'' "Who are you talking to?"\\
'''[=MageKnight=]:''' ''(In '''his''' Hilda voice)'' "Wait, who are you talking to?"\\
'''slowbeef:''' Oh god.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Really?
** During the ''Escape'' RP:
-->'''slowbeef:''' Now to solve this puzzle tout suite. ''(Places sink handle on faucet and turns it on.)'' First we turn on the water...\\
'''Proteus:''' This might be the least retarded solution for any puzzle in this game yet.\\
'''slowbeef:''' And we're going to stop up the water with the ''silver coin''...\\
'''Proteus:''' Never mind, spoke too soon...
** During the Arise 4 RF, slowbeef mentions the how easy it is to accidentally click off a window during the game's awful combat sections, while he's fighting one of the enemies. No points for guessing what he does almost immediately afterwards.
** Invoked during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFbVKL-Meo0 "Adults React To PewDiePie"]]:
-->'''slowbeef:''' *Sigh* Y'know, maybe I'm making to much of this, maybe it's not that bad. I'm sure it has some appeal and there's probably nothing that terrible in these videos I mean you know--\\
'''LetsPlay/PewDiePie:''' Look! He's raping her, he's raping her!\\
'''slowbeef:''' I'm sorry, what was that?
** After the end of the mission in ''VideoGame/SurgicalStrike,'' the protagonist goes to a tropical island to vacation with some bikini babes. DJB responds to this with "It'd be great if these beach girls [[RunningGag just started]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding.]]" [[spoiler:They immediately do, courtesy of Kabul.]]
** Near the end of ''VideoGame/DraculaUnleashed'', Diabetus mock protagonist Alexander's inability to protect anyone by commenting that he would come back into the house where his fiance is in along with Van Helsing and find it swarming with vampires. [[spoiler:He does.]]
** Slowbeef's sarcastic declaration of "All hail Shadow!" during parts 40 and 41 of his Sonic '06 wrongpurae becomes a delicious case of [[IncrediblyLamePun foreshadowing]] when the game starts singing those very words ''sincerely'' during Shadow's credit song.
** Speaking of Sonic '06, the very first thing Diabetus says in the first part of the saga is "Will it explode your Playstation 3?". Sure enough, halfway through the game Slowbeef's [=PS3=] went kaput.
** Diabetus seems to have developed clairvoyance for imminent silliness. From their RP of Metroid: Other M's theater mode:
-->'''Diabetus:''' If only grappling was authorized...\\
'''Adam [in game]:''' Samus, use of the Grapple Beam is authorized!\\
''Hilarity ensues''
** During "[[https://youtu.be/TM4tmIGV6QU?t=290 Assjoe's Silent Hill]]", Mr. DJB notes that he feels that they're "not at risk", no matter what they do, because there are no forests to eat them (in reference to the two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSWLa0ib8LU "Fog"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOaBogxfdDk games]] the group tackled earlier in the stream). slowbeef enters a room that the game notes a "nasty smell" is coming from as he's saying this, and five seconds later a jumpscare kills him.
* ThatCameOutWrong: During the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' longplay:
-->'''slowbeef:''' "They call me The Fister!" ...Oh, shit, wait, I didn't mean that.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Invoked. In ''Worst Retsupurae Ever'', slowbeef remarks on the laziness of the Pokemon animators, saying "They won't care, they already spent their 100 yen!" Later the guys are joking about Kabuto:
-->'''Proteus:''' What the fuck is a Kabuto? Isn't that that weird kind of Japanese theater where they get all- paint on their face and shit?\\
'''slowbeef:''' It might as well be.\\
'''Proteus:''' I know somebody's going to leave a fuckin' comment, by the way, that goes, "no you're thinking of Kabuki", so shut up, fuck you, don't even do it.\\
'''slowbeef:''' It's the same person who's gonna go, "You know, slowbeef, 100 yen's really not a lot of money."\\
'''Proteus:''' You know, I hope somebody actually put that fucking comment in before they watched the rest of the video.\\
'''slowbeef:''' They're gonna fuckin' delete it now, I know.\\
'''Proteus:''' You're gonna see like 27 comments have been deleted.
** The "That's So Kaizo!" videos gave us this gem:
--->'''slowbeef:''' Now maybe I'll two-star this video instead...I know someone in the comments is gonna say the stupid thing--alright, fine, thumbs down, or whatever they do on Website/YouTube.\\
'''Diabetus:''' Middle finger, actually.
** [[spoiler:Deliberately invoked]] in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSd-9ZVbZA4 Huzzah!]]'' video.
** As the Wrongpurae of the ''Jurassic Park'' arcade game draws to a close, slowbeef realizes he's been referring to the Triceratops as a Stegosaurus for the entire game, and suspects everyone will leave comments to correct him. They did.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S1OXJSVfww "A Retsupurae Thanksgiving"]]
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the animation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTosXPd9oJU Refund]], the character screams in a monotone "BITCH, GET THE FUCK OFF ME. DIE, BITCH, DIE. GO TO HELL, YOU LITTLE BITCH, DIE." Later in the video, it provoked the following discussion.
-->'''slowbeef:''' I-- maybe it was, like, how to get a refund... Like, "Don't be afraid to take back your pumpkins."\\
'''Diabetus:''' "This is an example of a defective product. Here's what you should do in this situation, ''bitch.''"
** They also did it before that.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Why didn't he just put a text that said ''I WAS DISPLEASED'' and save yourself some artwork, there?\\
'''slowbeef:''' "''Bitch''."\\
'''Diabetus:''' "Die."
** From the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-r6r2YALn0 Zelda]] video: "I like to throw in curses every so often, bitch."
** Abused by the [=LPer=] in slowbeef and @Voidburger's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is96HGUJWWA Mario Combat]] riff. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdXS-SWJ2aY Diabetus mentions that]] he and the "faggot"-spewing kid from "GOD HATES POOCHYENAS" would probably get along well.
* TitleDrop: In their ''VideoGame/{{T|heTrappedTrilogy}}rapped'' Retsuflash:
-->'''Narration:''' Why do I feel so... trapped?\\
'''Proteus:''' Oh, I see what you did there.\\
'''slowbeef:''' I can't believe that they actually did that.
** Later, during the third game of the series they throw in forced title drops to all three games in the series--Trapped, Pursuit and Escape--in immediate succession.
-->'''Dialla:''' Why do I feel so... trapped?\\
'''slowbeef:''' "W-''why do I feel so trapped?!''"\\
'''Proteus:''' I feel ''trapped''! Trapped in this ''pursuit''--\\
'''both:''' --and I have to ''escape''!
** Strangely averted in the Satanorium Retsufrash (one would expect a Newgrounds game with a title like that to be dropping it at every punctuation mark), which causes slowbeef to repeatedly mispronounce it as "sanatorium."
* TogetherInDeath: Joked about in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ocE19YWhs Jack Slate's First Day on the Force]]" when a ''VideoGame/CrimePatrol'' {{mook}} dies clutching a box in a warehouse.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Aww, he was in love with that box.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Now they can be together forever!
* ToiletHumor: A RunningGag in their ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheDragon'' Wrongpurae involved the inexplicable fart noises the machines made. A door in the dark world of ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' had a similar sound effect that they commented on as well.
** Their riff on ''VideoGame/DeepFear'' had a few fart jokes due to bubbles occasionally appearing behind John Mayor in underwater sections and a theory about air grenades. In part 3 of the wrongpurae, slowbeef brings up an anecdote about someone in his office who is apparently such a GassHole it affects other people's productivity.
* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buUM916QRJk A Day in the Life of DarkSydePhil]] parodies Phil's inability to perform basic actions in games as well as his tendency to blame said games for his own incompetence by applying the same thing to real life actions such as starting up a car, unlocking an [=iPad=] or even eating pasta with a fork.
* {{Troll}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVGFkA5zjso "The Marios"]], which they discover that the [=LP=] was intentionally made to be horrible. The total derailment of their commentary is hilarious.
** There was another troll video RP at one point. It was an absolutely atrocious ''Super Mario Bros. 64'' LP by "[=SuperCrazyHealthBar=]", but this time, when slowbeef and Diabetus realized that he made it intentionally bad to be RP'd, they immediately privitized and cut all ties to it. It's a shame too, since it was a pretty good riffing (though it's been mirrored [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGRsUELHzyM here]]). It was mostly likely taken down because, while "The Marios" was [[SoBadItsGood cleverly done and entertaining to watch on its own]], the Mario 64 LP went on for ''over thirty'' videos, all of which were nigh-impossible to watch due to the horrific screechy audio.
-->'''slowbeef:''' It seems like it's a troll, except it went on for 33 videos. Like, he thought this was really funny.\\
'''Diabetus:''' [[TemptingFate No one carries on a joke that long.]]
* {{Troperiffic}}: How slowbeef and Diabetus describe Jimmy from ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'', very nearly right down to the name:
-->'''Diabetus:''' I'm sure the guy who calls himself 'the local wiseguy' is, in fact, the local wiseguy.\\
'''slowbeef:''' "By the way, I'm quote-unquote '[[TheMafia mobbed up]]'!"\\
'''Diabetus:''' "I'm a bit of a '[[CowboyCop loose cannon]]', they would say!"\\
'''slowbeef:''' "If you've ever seen ''Series/TheSopranos'', maybe? I'm like the guy on DVD 2"\\
'''Diabetus:''' "[[ShoutOut You'll find me all over]] Wiki/{{TV Tropes}}!"
** Upon watching the intro movie to ''VideoGame/EvilZone,'' they deduce that the game will feature just about every {{anime trope|s}} possible. Their hypothesis turns out to be more or less accurate.
* {{Understatement}}: [[invoked]]slowbeef's response to reading [=BearPigMan=]'s message regarding the "difficulty" of ''Paradigm Shift'': "So this looks like an annoying game to play."
* TheUnfavorite: [=BillyMC=], whose older brother, [=JacobMC=], is much more liked by his parents. To the point where Billy's Christmas present is two [=McDonald's=] French Fries that a hobo rubbed on his armpits. And the dog ate one. "You got [=JacobMC=] an Xbox 360!" "Well he's much better at Mario than you, and he's a Harvard graduate."
** Conveniently enough, there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/jacobmc jacobmc channel]] on Youtube which contains a few regular videos. Nevertheless, every comment section of his videos and profile is filled with avid [=BillyMC=] supporters yelling their abuse at the inactive Jacob.
* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse.
** They basically have a field day with ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'''s many, ''many'' sexist implications. They're also quite disturbed at the blatant Freudian symbolism.
** ''VideoGame/JackOrlando'''s attempt to use DeliberateValuesDissonance to show the homophobic and racist bigotry of 1930's America backfires since much of that dialogue is coming from the mouth of the [[{{Jerkass}} already-unlikable player character]]. It just makes slowbeef and Diabetus hate him even more.[[invoked]]
--->'''Diabetus''': It's rare that you want to root ''against'' the hero of the story, but here we are! I'd like Jack to be in prison for a long time.
* UnfortunateNames:
** Diabetus' real name is apparently John Assfucker.
** Hammerbolt Joe and Crystal Boy, from the ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' longplay.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Is this supposed to make me afraid of Crystal Boy? Because his name is still Crystal Boy.
** ''Soldier Boyz'' has squad members Butts, Lamb and Brophy.
** At the start of the ''VideoGame/HopkinsFBI'' wrongpurae, Mr. DJB giggles at [[BigBad Bernie Berkson]]'s name, but quickly takes it back once he realized [[NukeEm what Bernie did]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Alexander's "Magic Map" in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI''.
--->'''Narrator:''' Alexander pulls out his "Magic Map".\\
'''Diabetus:''' Yeah, that's a euphemism if I've ever heard one.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Every time he says that, I'm expecting something horrible!
* VerbalTic: A few forced examples as part of a gag:
-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt2uyDqbA-Q Second Kaizo Mario World Retsupurae]]'': [=SNES9X=]\\
''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vms1rY9gmZw I Wanna Be The Guy Retsupurae]]'': Please Stop Let's Playing I Wanna Be The Guy\\
''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8d1zkUusqY Battletoads Retsupurae, with 007's shyer, nerdier brother.]]'': Battletoads. Battletoads. BATTLETOADS. Battletoads.
** Diabetus ''really'' likes to say "Battletoads", by the way - he does it several times completely unprompted during both his ''Battletoads'' [=LPs=] and his MST of the ''Battletoads'' pilot.
** As mentioned above, slowbeef demonstrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6a4y1axHsk "Resident Seavil 2"]] that his habit of narrating illogical or abrupt story transitions with "MeanwhileBackAtThe" is more deep-seated than he realized when he unsuccessfully attempted to not say it throughout the whole video.
** slowbeef says "y'know?" or "know what I mean?" almost constantly in the middle of casual conversation, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlCdP5amh50 during Retsutalk.]]
* ViewersAreMorons: Justified in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyK3UNb4I80 Nightmare House]]'' where the solution to a puzzle is blatantly told to you on a nearby note, due to it being another MoonLogicPuzzle. Which kind of defeats the purpose.
-->'''slowbeef:''' Now, seriously--you remade the game and you kept these shit puzzles in? Like, you had the whole opportunity!\\
'''General Ironicus:''' It would be really clever and keep people out if he didn't just tape the instructions to the wall right next to it.
** Pointed out in the Cobra Wrongupurae when the game showed a flashback to something right after the game told Cobra what had happened.
-->'''Diabetus''': You had to flash back to this? How stupid do you think we are!?
* ViolationOfCommonSense: In Arrival in Hell, slowbeef and Diabetus have to kill a demon (with ''burning flesh'') - by attacking it with a ''[[AerosolFlamethrower deodorant flamethrower]]''.
--> '''slowbeef:''' We use the matches with the deodorant to get a flamethrower, to kill the beast with the ''burning flesh''!
* VisualPun: In "A Day in the Life of [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]]", one scene has Psychedelic Eyeball draw a dog with two floppy ears. As in floppy disks.
* WhamLine: From "The Marios":
-->'''Luwiigi Master:''' *laughter* Oh my God, I'm sorry, people, it's just that I keep thinking about all these other Let's Players who, like, got made fun of by Retsupurae...\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''[[OhCrap Aww, shit!]] *commentary proceeds to derail entirely*''
** And another from "So there's that":
--> '''[[SelfInsert Raymond:]]''' [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Linoan]], I love you.
** A few days earlier than "The Marios" comes this example from "Huzzah!":
-->'''slowbeef:''' So, I know we were gonna wait until the 9 minute mark, but, um... I-I thi-I think they've seen enough. [[spoiler:Should we tell 'em?]]\\
'''Diabetus:''' I... Yeah, I- I think; we can't keep this up any longer.\\
'''slowbeef:''' Yeah, uh, [[spoiler:we actually haven't been watching any video. We're gonna splice this right over ''any'' one of [=DeceasedCrab=]'s videos.]]
** Duke Crabtree's immortal line from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlt_F62Pao&list=PLo4M1tlpv9ruM7k2Pr_0auqL8IveRE5gl#t=3284 the final chapter of]] ''[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo4M1tlpv9ruM7k2Pr_0auqL8IveRE5gl Ambition]]'': [[spoiler:"Because I'm a terrorist!"]]
** After spending [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHX0loqttHw the entire video]] listening to George Wood's contradictory schizophrenic ramblings about [[VideoGame/ToyStory the Toy Story game]], he makes one comment that genuinely shocks Slowbeef and Diabetus:
--->'''George Wood''': Bottom line, when all is said and done, [[spoiler:''Toy Story'' has better gameplay than either of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games]].
--->'''slowbeef / Diabetus''': [[FreakOut WAIT, WHAT?!]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Diabetus gave slowbeef a big one after slowbeef deliberately withheld the Holocaust and rape plot points from him during their riff of ''I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream'', since it resulted in Diabetus accidentally making a ''lot'' of [[DudeNotFunny bad jokes]].
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: According to slowbeef, he and Diabetus got drunk and woke up to find that they had recorded an hour and a half retsupurae on an LP of ''VideoGame/LastAlert'' with no player commentary.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: [[invoked]] [[InUniverse Basically the entire point]] of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq1uiYXWIGY this video]], where slowbeef and [=TieTuesday=] poke fun at a Fun Kids Smile [[WebAnimation web cartoon]] that uses [[UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} plagiarized Disney characters]] and "jokes" about DomesticAbuse, sex and ToiletHumor. Even worse, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5If1ZWfNoJM there's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnsyFyLcqj8 more]].
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Their reaction to the inexplicable voice of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w88AnisKvM BlazeDragon132]].
** There's also this little tidbit:
-->'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAMlb7geKV8 Goldskarr:]]''' Actually, I remember playing [''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''] on the Super 'Tendo...\\
'''Diabetus:''' ...The Super '''Tendo'''?\\
'''slowbeef:''' What the hell accent is that?\\
'''Diabetus:''' Uh, a drunk British person trying to sound American?\\
'''slowbeef:''' Sounds to me like an American who burned his tongue on soup trying to sound British.
** They also have trouble with the main character's accent in Arrival in Hell. They eventually conclude that he's Australian.
** Most viewers' reaction to [=PsychedelicEyeball=]'s accent. [[note]]He's French Canadian, if you're wondering.[[/note]]
** Their reaction to Mrs. Ramirez in the Wrongpurae of ''[[VideoGame/DarkSeed Dark Seed II]]''. They eventually narrow it down from "European Mish-Mash" to "Vaguely Irish/Swedish", but have definitely ruled out any sort of Hispanic accent.
** With Chip and Ironicus, one of their targets was [=Cauchemar89=], who apparently had an Swiss German accent; one that was quite bizzare to them, to the point of making 'Skaetbord Skampurr' a running gag throughout the video, similar to above examples.
* WhosOnFirst: In "Mass Erect", DJB jokingly interprets Diabetus reading a review by "youngerme" to mean that Diabetus was claiming to have written the review in the past:
-->'''Diabetus:''' by youngerme4427: "sex my favorite"\\
'''DJB:''' "Younger me?" You wrote that one, then?\\
'''Diabetus:''' Yeah. What can I say? Sex my favorite.
* {{Why Did it Have to Be S|nakes}}piders?: Diabetus, it seems. During a conversation in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'' with a talking spider, he comments:
-->'''Diabetus:''' You know, I think I'd have a different response to this. You know what that would be?\\
'''slowbeef:''' What?\\
'''Diabetus:''' "'''''AHHHHHHH!'''''"
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Uttered by slowbeef in the first part of the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj_fxG8kU2c Escape RP]]'' when [[KillHimAlready Dialla has Dan McNeely at gunpoint]]. Subverted by Dialla actually taking the shot.
* TheWikiRule: [[invoked]]Discussed in the VideoGame/HauntedMuseum Wrongpurae, as slowbeef is shocked to discover that the game (technically) [[http://panicmuseum.wikia.com/wiki/Panic_Museum_Wiki has its own wiki.]]
* TheWorfEffect: The first scene with the titular character in ''VideoGame/PsychoKiller'' involves the protagonist kicking him in the head, knocking his machete out of his hands.
-->'''slowbeef:''' But we beat up the killer. He's not threatening anymore. He's really more just like a Psycho Jerk.
* WorldOfPun: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkpKaFOgyoc Let's Play IMDB]]'' was chock full of lame Bruce Willis puns. Eventually they just end up using random movie/TV show titles.
* WorthIt: Diabetus comments that [[spoiler:the head explosion]] in ''Dark Seed II'' made sitting through the game worthwhile. This also happens with some of the other games that are Wrongpuraed.
* WrongOnSoManyLevels: slowbeef's opinion of the [[MagicalComputer Busco quadnary]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVhHNVguMWo Kickstarter]].
-->'''slowbeef''': ''(livid)'' I can't even get base enough to describe why he's so ''wrong''.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: In ''Retsupurae 3000'' they explain this with "Vowels are much scarcer in TheFuture".
* YouDidntSeeThat: In LetsPlay/BillyMC's Christmas Adventure, both slowbeef and Diabetus are shocked when it seems that Billy has used a savestate to fix a mistake. They both admonish him and tell him that they'll look away ''this time''... [[note]]It was actually a strangely-placed edit.[[/note]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: The very first thing said in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=619onOU5ltk Guestsupurae: Erik vs. TCarreon998]]" upon seeing the [=LPer=]'s setup:
-->'''slowbeef:''' ...You're fucking kidding me, right?
** During the ''Metroid Beginings'' [sic] retsufrash, slowbeef and Diabetus log on to Newgrounds to see the review scores.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Alright, I gotta - ''Three and a half out of five!''\\
'''slowbeef:''' ''*laughing*'' Where? The first one? No, wait...totally?\\
'''Diabetus:''' No, I mean, just - aggregate.\\
'''slowbeef:''' You're ''kidding'' me.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: in the ''VideoGame/{{Kaizo|MarioWorld}} [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Mario 64]]'' videos, they jokingly use "kaizo" an awful lot in many varying contexts. (For the record, it just means "hacked", which nobody can really deny the game in the videos ''is'', no matter how poorly.)
-->'''slowbeef:''' I like how he stole 'kaizo', like that's the ubiquitous term for bad romhacks that are more annoying to play than anything.
* YourHeadASplode: This recurring trope of slowbeef's [=LPs=] has finally made its presence in Retsupurae in the form of the Dark World counterpart of Mike Dawson's mother, serving as the ''Dark Seed II'' longplay's only SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* ZeroesAndOnes: Apparently, the pitchman in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVhHNVguMWo Kickstarter Nonstarters: The New Era of Modern Computing]]" not only believes in this trope, but he's convinced that those zeroes and ones are ''actual'' zeroes and ones (instead of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_code an abstract concept]]) and has based his idea of "busco quadnary" on adding two more numbers to binary. slowbeef, who has dabbled in some programming, is absolutely flabbergasted by this, and that's not even the only thing wrong with the pitch video.

* AbsenteeActor: slowbeef is not present in Episodes 3 (or its extension, Episode 3.5), 12, and 13. Diabetus is absent in episodes 16 and 32.
** AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Episode 23 features neither slowbeef nor Diabetus, but is done by Ironicus, his fiance, and LetsPlay/ChipCheezum about [=C2E2.=]
* BadassBoast: Dave_o makes one for slowbeef when discussing how dangerous Camden, New Jersey is, complete with an action voice.
-->'''dave_o:''' slowbeef works out there.
* BaitAndSwitch: Milked for all its worth whenever there's a big issue.
* BileFascination: InUniverse, slowbeef describes himself as an ironic fan of [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]].
-->'''slowbeef:''' He never bottoms out! It's amazing!
* BlasphemousBoast: In one of the episodes where dave_o is present, he, Diabetus, and slowbeef get into talking about how they consider the [[ChurchOfHappyology Church Of Scientology]] to be a ScamReligion. It gets to this trope when dave_o suggests that [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Joseph Smith]] beat L. Ron Hubbard to the punch.
* ButtMonkey: Proton Jon.
* TheCameo: Jeff Lupetin ([[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} Gillian Seed's voice actor]] provides a short intro to Episode 9.
** Josh Mandel ([[VideoGame/KingsQuest the original voice actor for King Graham]]) provides Episode 17's intro.
** LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun throws in a few words in Episode 24 via Proton Jon.
* EvilLaugh: In Episode 36, [=NorthernLion=] has a button that produces the laugh from ''Videogame/DungeonLand''.
* FantasticRacism: Toward the end of the first Dungeon World episode, Diabetus animates a statue and tells it to kill all non-humans. [[spoiler: The statue later shows up as a horrible monster, which leads to a BrickJoke that it's a metaphor for the evil of racism.]]
* FixItInPost: A running gag in Episode 8.
* FetishRetardant: [[invoked]] In Episode 78, where the duo discusses ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', slowbeef notices that the show's attempts to sexualize Jessica Lange is this to him, because Lange happens to look a lot like his own mother, making said attempts feel very weird and off-putting to him.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A lot of what Dave_O says.
* TheGhost: Proteus is apparently slated to show up on the show eventually, but circumstances (including apparently becoming a father) have continuously gotten in the way of him showing up.
* HilaritySues: In Episode 15, their discussion about Sega turns into this.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: In Episode 27, the guest Tim Miller tells a short story about how he translated a ''Shinobi-X'' video into Japanese and gave the translation to a friend/editor to see if he got everything right. She was apparently quite confused by the line "ninja hand fart", among others.
* TheJerseyDevil: Dave_o theorizes that slowbeef is this in episode 8.
* LowerDeckEpisode: The "theme" of episodes 3 and 3.5, where Diabetus and General Ironicus talk about being "LP sidekicks" to slowbeef and [=ChipCheezum=] respectively.
* MadlibsCatchPhrase: It's the "''Series/BreakingBad'' of X".
* NeverSayThatAgain: slowbeef's reaction to Diabetus trying PokemonSpeak, and when Diabetus tried to impersonate Yoda.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Discussed in the case of [=DarkSydePhil=], where Diabetus says that Phil possibly plays up his ineptitude because it garners views and reactions. slowbeef however doubts it since Phil acts like that both in and out of games and that it would be fairly difficult to keep up the act all the time without some sign of slipping up.
* PoesLaw: Discussed between slowbeef and [[Webvideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay Woolie]] in episode 48, where Woolie describes a point where they attempted to parody the trend of [=LPers=] relying on overexaggerated reactions only for their fans to mistake it as the real deal and calling them out for it.
* PokemonSpeak: slowbeef says "when you're drunk, repeating their names is the funniest goddamn thing ever", and Diabetus jokingly says that's how he speaks when he's drunk.
* ARareSentence: slowbeef says he has trouble believing that he's saying the phrase "LetsPlay/ProtonJon was tricked into doing a ''Super Mario World'' ROM hack LP."
* RPGEpisode: Episodes 45 & 49 consist of slowbeef, Diabetus, [=ChipCheezum=], General Ironicus, and 100 HOGS AGREE playing the game Dungeon World.
* RunningGag: Transitioning with "so there's that."
** The ''Breaking Bad'' comparisons in Episode 2, and Diabetus fixing things in post in episode 8.
** Diabetus mentioning that he'll fix or edit entire chunks of the recording out in post.
** slowbeef gushing about the SA ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' thread... and in later episodes, slowbeef complaining about how he's gotten fed up with it.
** All of the "Live from PAX" episodes begin with the duo and whoever they're with reading aloud Craigslists ads for "casual encounters."
* SamusIsAGirl: In Episode 27, Diabetus and Cherrydoom are surprised to find out that guest [=MelodicWaffle=] is a girl.
* ShoutOut: Episode 9 has a segment where slowbeef and Diabetus give shout outs to some Let's Plays on the forums that they enjoy.
** In multiple episodes, slowbeef gushes over ''VisalNovel/DanganRonpa''[[labelnote:*]]which [[InvertedTrope he eventually went back on]] due to the Website/{{Tumblr}} FanDumb ruining the SA thread for him[[/labelnote]], Diabetus over ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', and Dave_O over ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''.
** All the ''Series/BreakingBad'' references. (''Retsutalk'' is the ''Breaking Bad'' of podcasts.)
** Episode 14 is more or less slowbeef advertising ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.
** In episode 34, Lowtax sums up his opinion on scarecam [=LPs=] with, "You'll scream to anything," in reference to the Music/DeadMilkmen song, "Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)."
* SpecialGuest: Frequently.
** Recurring guests:
*** General Ironicus: Episodes 3, 3.5, 13, 23, 45, 49
*** [=ChipCheezum=]: Episodes 6, 13, 23, 45, 49
*** Dave_O: Episodes 4-8
*** [=ProtonJon=]: Episodes 8, 15, 24
*** Cherrydoom: Episodes 19-21, 27, 29.
** Dectilon and Phiggle in episode 12, Psychedelic Eyeball in episode 14, orenronen in episode 16, and [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]] in episode 32.
** Parodied in episodes 26 and 27; [[spoiler:the "special guest" is slowbeef both times]].
** Lowtax in episode 34.
** LetsPlay/NorthernLion in episode 36.
** [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] in episode 37.
** LetsPlay/{{Supergreatfriend}} in Episode 39.
** Michael and Ray of Creator/AchievementHunter[=/=]Creator/RoosterTeeth in Episode 41.
** Woolie of Webvideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay in Episode 48. Pat in Episode 54.
** Zorak (anime/manga mod of SA) in Episode 50.
** [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] in episode 55.
* TakeThat: Diabetus takes a shot at Creator/JeffDunham, comparing him favorably to LetsPlay/PewDiePie, though as if he's surprised to be doing so.
** It's hard to find a podcast where they '''don't''' take at least one cheap shot at [=PewDiePie=] or [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]].
* UnPerson: In episode 8, they jokingly try to turn [=ChipCheezum=] into one of these.
* ValuesDissonance: Discussed in Episode 16 regarding how the Japanese handle {{Spoiler}}s compared to North America. Basically, spoiling something in the Japanese section of the internet blackballs the user and Japanese forums can have separate threads on a game: one where people are starting the game and one where people have finished the game and can freely reveal spoilers. [[invoked]]
* VulgarHumor: {{Discussed|Trope}} in Episode 10, where slowbeef argues that [=PewDiePie=] is overtly bringing this up in regards to [[BlackComedyRape rape]] and other vulgar jokes in a misguided attempt to be funny.

!!!Other Retsupuraers

[[folder:Chip Cheezum and General Ironicus]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Chip.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0NpLFpw8o#t=159s Retsupurae Sonic Advance 2]], after sitting through two-and-a-half minutes of repetitive commentary about the level, Ironicus asks for the [=LPer=] to say something new. Less than 15 seconds later, he unfortunately gets his wish. [[note]]The [=LPer=] starts thinking that Eggman kidnapped Cream's mother [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty to be a sexual object]][[/note]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: During the RP of Pac Man World 2
-->'''General Ironicus:''' You have 39 lives! This is clearly a baby game for babies!
* EyeCatch: The ''Elemental Goddess'' special episode MST included one that had bad FanArt and a "Joke Fan Art" done in the Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann style by [[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} Peachi]].
* {{Filler}}: Remember, kids, having long videos is not the same thing as having lots of worthwhile content. Particularly evident in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxHcF9ePiQo nacho]]'', where the host is already done three minutes in, but stays in the level for ''seven more minutes'', doing ''absolutely nothing'' so he can fill up the [=YouTube=] time limit. With this in mind, it's no surprise that he's spent over a year [=LPing=] ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie''.
* FollowTheLeader
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In [=ChipCheezum's=] riff on the first episode of ''Elemental Goddess'', he makes a random joke about how much he hates Jews, followed by Ironicus telling him "we're not doing that episode yet." Flash-forward to several months later and the riff of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAVdTZBzEm4 The Special Episode]] and, well...
* FreudianSlip: Chip joked that the guy who did an LP of VideoGame/{{Pong}} was only allowed to watch news broadcasts from decades ago. After accidentally saying he had to watch ''nude'' broadcasts from decades ago.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Amazingly enough, ''{{subverted|Trope}}'' in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlC0eJ6m-1M&t=2m28s Yowie wowie!!!]]'' Justified, though, because the [[YaoiFangirl girls in question]] were {{cosplay}}ing as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto and Sasuke.]]
-->'''General Ironicus:''' This is the world's best argument against girl on girl action!\\
'''[=ChipCheezum=]:''' I feel ''weird'' right now! This is wrong! Usually, I'd be like "'''YEEEEAAH!'''", but right now, right now...
* LazyArtist: Chip calls out the author of The Mike Weiss Show for this.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Ironicus begins the commentary over [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLpOgT3cOP4 Retsupurae Megaman X2]] by complaining about how ''every single'' bad [=LPer=] they could find on Youtube would invariably LP a ''Franchise/MegaMan'' game alongside either ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' or ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels''. He brings this up again a few minutes in when it turns out that the [=LPer=] is, big surprise, really bad at the game.
* RapidFireNo: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlC0eJ6m-1M&t=2m5s From]] ''Yowie wowie!'':
--> ''[[[ItMakesSenseInContext The two cosplayers]] [[FetishRetardant start making out]]]''\\
'''General Ironicus:''' And--whaAAAAAA?\\
'''[=ChipCheezum=]:''' AAGH! NO! NO! NO!
* WrittenSoundEffect: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSDjKnsfn8 DDDDDDDDDDDDDKKKKKKKKKKKKK]]''

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: At the very end of [=LesBeardly=]'s video on Blazzerdragon (after a lengthy rant against the [=LPer=]):
--> '''''BLAZZERDRAGON''''' ...Eat a dick.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Blazzerdragon tells a story about how a lesbian friend of his slept with her brother because she thought he was his boyfriend... [[MindScrew or something.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: [=LesBeardly=]'s videos are often done with a heavy dose of SarcasmMode.
* FunWithSubtitles: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysl_v1OJTOA "Translations for PewDiePie fans"]] has [=LesBeardly=] calming playing ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 3}}'', with subtitles that mock LetsPlay/PewDiePie's style of videos.
* RapidFireComedy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsqt34CL1CM His take]] on one of {{LetsPlay/qzecwx}}'s videos (back when annotations could be added by anyone) ends up turning into this, as the voiced annotations often overlap one another.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: All over the place in "Kirsten Land".
* SarcasmBlind: From the riff on dbzisdakrunk:
--> ''(The player hits a P-Switch, causing the music to change into the famous ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}}'' theme)''\\
'''dbzisdakrunk:''' [[SarcasmMode I have no idea where he got that!]]\\
'''[=LesBeardly=]:''' Keep working on your sarcasm, buddy. I'm sure it'll improve with time.\\
'''Guest Commentator:''' Well, if you look at it, it's either the Mario 1 music, or--\\
'''[=LesBeardly=]:''' No, I take that back. It actually worked on his guest commentator there.
* SarcasmMode: Taken UpToEleven in the appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTTSsN0GP7 "Commander Sarcasm does a retsupurae"]].
* {{Understatement}}: The description for his video on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhW8jX_-Csk Blazzerdragon]]:
--> I don't like this guy very much.
* UnfortunateNames: "dbzisdakrunk", which Beardly refuses to say out loud.
-->"[[RunningGag ...Dead to rights?]]"\\
"[[OnceAnEpisode Dead to rights.]]"