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[[caption-width-right:350:A typical still from a video, complete with [[ReferenceOverdosed references.]][[note]]The upper annotation is a quote from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', and the latter obviously refers to ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.[[/note]]]]

''The Annotated Series'' is a Website/YouTube series that lampoons TV shows and {{public service announcement}}s, such as ''[[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', and ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' via [=YouTube's=] annotation feature.

On October 3rd 2009, [=CurtDogg=] uploaded an episode of ''Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series'' and included a link to the video's annotation editor in the style of the channel [[http://www.youtube.com/user/UnoriginalContent UnoriginalContent]], which had been going for a few months by this time. It caught on and The Annotated Series was born. Under the name [[http://www.youtube.com/user/beeupyou beeupyou]], [=CurtDogg=] continued to upload the rest of the series before moving onto other video game-related cartoons. However, [=YouTube=] eventually discontinued the collaborative annotation feature, forcing the move to the shared channel, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAnnotatXperiment TheAnnotatXperiment]].

''The Annotated Series'' is presented in a regular episodic format, usually in the original order of the series in question, with a break in the middle or end of each season. Each break is marked by an intermission in which group members annotate [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent something completely unrelated]] but generally of similar poor quality as the main attractions.

A third account, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HammerNationTime HammerNationTime]], is used for material that is considered too risky copyright-wise for the main channel.

In mid-2014 two strikes were leveled against [=TheAnnotatXperiment=], resulting in a channel move. The new main channel is [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86ZGp8enUONd1ZbZkZkRXA/featured TheAnnotationStation]] while [=TheAnnotatXperiment=] will serve (for the time being at least) as an archive for old works.

During October 2014, annotators posted ''Five Years: The Annotated Anniversary Special!'' on [=TheAnnotationStation=], celebrating all of the content covered in the previous five years with a montage of key scenes for participants to annotate anew.

''The Annotated Series'' has its own ShoutOut page which can be found [[ShoutOut/TheAnnotatedSeries here]]. Also has a page covering its many {{Running Gag}}s available [[RunningGag/TheAnnotatedSeries here]].

'''Attention:''' Please do not add links to the annotated videos. The annotators have asked to avoid linking from other websites, in case potential copyright claimants were to find them. You wouldn't want to be responsible for shutting down the channel, would you?
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!!Material they've annotated, in chronological order:

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[[folder:On beeupyou's channel]]
* ''[[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''
* A compilation of [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Buckley's]] convention appearances (under the title "bum fuckley")
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit Dr. Rabbit's Bright Smiles World Tour]]''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit Dr. Rabbit: Legend of Tooth Kingdom]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit Dr. Rabbit Comes To School]]''
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[[folder:On TheAnnotatXperiment's channel]]
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[[folder: Main series ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' (the last two episodes)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros. Super Show]]''
* ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon: The Animated Series''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} Darkstalkers: The Animated Series]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' (Now on [=TheAnnotationStation=])
* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' (same as ''Mega Man'')
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' (the first season only)

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[[folder: Intermission material ]]

* ''[[WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit How To Have A Bright Smile]]''
* Some music video by one of the Annotators' college classmates
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Battletoads}}'' pilot
* The UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} Live Originals competition winner: ''Bouchedags''
* ''[[Series/{{Bibleman}} Bibleman: A Fight For Faith]]''
** ''[[Series/{{Bibleman}} Bibleman: Six Lies of the Fibbler]]''
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bubsy}}'' pilot
* ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatTheJourneyBegins''
* ''[[http://www.thenutshack.net/ The Nutshack]]''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLizZgabcDg "Safe Sex is the Best!"]]
* The ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' endings
* ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}''
* "The Surf Music Could Have Been A Lot Worse!" -- Re-edits of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' clips to restore previously-removed cover songs
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PacMan Christmas Comes To Pac-Land]]'' [[note]]Was taken down by Creator/WarnerBros, ironically in December 2013[[/note]]
* ''The Armor of Light''
* ''[[Creator/VideoBrinquedo The Little Panda Fighter]]''
* ''Film/TrickyPeople''
* ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue''
* ''[[Creator/DingoPictures Mouse Police]]''
* ''Animation/BeautyAndWarrior'' [[note]][[BrickJoke Yes, really.]][[/note]]
* Annotated Fan Fiction (Practice) -- Has basically become a roast for Irrelevant where people get to deliver sweet payback to him. (Not that he's not okay with that.) [[labelnote:Explanation]]Irrelevant402 testing the waters for a pet project where he wants to write a fan fiction, claiming to be a CrisisCrossOver and then having it read over by Microsoft Sam. This is merely him reading the first two pages before deciding on the Sam approach. Claims he wants it for an early/late anniversary gift/a valentine towards the experiment in general[[/labelnote]]
* "Franchise/SuperMarioBros at the Ice Capades"
* ''Dr. D's Crossing the Bridge Of Adolescence''
* WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's BUTTONS Tutorial
* "Supervising Women Workers"
* ''Jay's Life'', Episode 4
* ''Dr. D's Human Life Machine''
* ''[[VideoBrinquedo The Little Cars: The Great Race]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Live''
* "[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Pryde of the X-Men]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hammerman}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' [[note]]Since marked unlisted, in order to avoid copyright trouble due to the official U.S. release of the movie.[[/note]]
* Gene Deitch's 1966 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheHobbit''
* ''Disney's Theatre/DougLive''
* ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Hornio Brothers I and II]]''
* ''Kids Halloween''
* ''Kids Treasure Hunt''
* ''The Night B4 Christmas''
* ''[[Creator/DingoPictures Animal Soccer World]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGlFUf9ZEcM C.W.C. Super Sonic Winner!!!]]'' (aka "Sonic the Hedgehog Watch & Win Sweepstakes")
* ''{{Film/Sonic}}'' [[note]]WAY PAST COOL, HUH?.[[/note]]
* "The Bunny Rabbit Movie"
* ''A Kitten Named Bow''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit Dr. Rabbit's Last Stand]]''
* ''Dr. D's Countdown To Baby''
* ''Legend Of The Hawaiian Slammers''
* "What I Do On Saturday" by [[BluesClues Steve Burns]] (Originally on [=HammerNationTime=])
* "Be Cool About Fire Safety"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleCrashDummies''
* "Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano's Christmas Cookies"
* ''{{Series/Zoboomafoo}}: Leapin' Lemurs'' [[note]]or rather, a Let's Play on it. Specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQpXDcn8p9E this one]][[/note]]
* ''[[Film/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros.]]''
* The "Warrior King" episode of ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''
* "Video Games" by the Black Out Band
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDoLszwmL4Q Theevan]]''
* "The Puberty Fairy"
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' pilot.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph: The Game''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'' [[note]]Only one episode of the series[[/note]]
* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (the 1993 AnimatedAdaptation)
* "What Toy is Caleb Playing"
* ''VisualNovel/TheYouTestament''
* Milli Vanilli's Grammy Award
* ''Film/CaptainEO''
* ''Friendship Is Magic: A Documentary''
* ''Anime/SonicX'' (The first episode only)
* The Nickelodeon time capsule burial from 1992
* ''{{VideoGame/Pitfall}}'' short from ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade''
* ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Backside To The Future]]''
* ''[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} Professor Garfield: Internet Safety]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGroovenians''
* ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Duke Nukem: Critical Mass]]''
* Starting with episode 35 of ''Sonic Underground'', commercials were added onto most of the (non-intermission) shows. Carried over to [=TheAnnotationStation=].
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[[folder:On [=TheAnnotationStation=] channel]]
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[[folder: Main series ]]

* ''Mega Man'' and ''Donkey Kong Country'' picking up from where the previous channel left off.
* ''Animation/CaptainPronin''
* ''VideoGame/QBert'' mini-series from ''Saturday Supercade''.
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''
* ''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars: Droids]]''

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[[folder: Intermission material ]]

* ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''
* ''[[Franchise/TheFlintstones The Flintbones]]''
* ''[[Creator/DingoPictures Dinosaur Adventure]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon'' [[note]]Only one episode of the show[[/note]]
* [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Youtube Copyright School]]
* ''Juggalo Island'' by Music/InsaneClownPosse
* VideoGame/ToyStory (NES Pirate)
* An (as of yet unfinished) anthology of everything done as part of the group's fifth year anniversary.
* ''Night of The Chainsaw'', also by ICP.
* ''VideoGame/SonicExe''
* ''{{VideoGame/Hatred}}'' trailer
* ''WWE Crush Hour''
* ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Melvin, Brother Of The Joker]]''
* TGWTG Anniversary Brawl
* ''Mario Teaches Typing 2''
* ''The Turkey's Thanksgiving''
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[[folder:On [=HammerNationTime=]'s channel]]
* Part of ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}''
* "I'm Zack!"
* ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead''
* ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses The Review Must Go On]]''
* A preview of ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo: The Animated Series'' (The first episode was released as a "Saturday Surprise" on the main channel)
* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' (Removed due to NamcoBandai taking issue with it)
* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}''
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!!This group provides examples of:

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* AbortedArc: ''[=Sonic SatAm=]'' was dropped partway through the entire series because it was viewed as SoOkayItsAverage that there really wasn't anything good to mock.
* AccentuateTheNegative: Kind of the point.
* ActorAllusion: Invoked whenever someone realizes "HeyItsThatVoice"
** Every time Long John Baldry's voice shows up in a Creator/{{DiC|Entertainment}} cartoon, it goes [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog pretty much how you'd expect]].
** In ''Sonic Underground'', someone makes a joke about Sleet and Dingo retreating to a remote farm in Lincolnshire -- an allusion to an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' (another Creator/MauriceLaMarche role) which is itself an allusion to some HilariousOuttakes from Creator/OrsonWelles (who inspired the Brain's voice).
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: The typical response when something is genuinely funny rather than amusing.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Cheatsy Koopa once says "I'm the Emperor of Eavesdropping!" Every scene he appears in afterwards has at least one annotation with a new alliterative title for him. And every once in a while he seems to be reincarnated into another show briefly.
* AlasPoorVillain: A meta-example: With the knowledge that the penultimate episode of ''Sonic Underground'' marks the final appearance of Sleet and Dingo, most of the episode's [=YouTube=] comments consist of sorrowful send-offs for the pair.
* AlienGeometries: Explored on shows with particularly bad backgrounds, such as [[http://i.imgur.com/g2ESq.png this gem]].
* AnAssKickingChristmas: ''The Annotated Panda Fighter'', which was uploaded around Christmas.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** At the middle and end of each season the channel does intermissions and warmups, with works like ''Bibleman'' and ''Bouchedags''.
** [[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 "MK4 - The Annotated Gold"]] has the distinction of being the first feature to be focused entirely on video game cutscenes rather than cartoons.
** "Annotated Sex Is The Best!" is actually a WebVideo parody which channel visitors voted to upload, much to the Annotators' dismay. It's unknown whether they'll put future material up to public vote.
** Irrelevant's upcoming project/valentine/salute for the channel "Annotated Fan Fiction" was partially introduced by "Annotated Fan Fiction (Practice)".
** "Club Mario" segments replace the usual Lou Albano segments for episode 31 of ''The Super Mario Bros Super Show'' due to Hurpdurpmanguy being unable to find an English version.
* {{Angrish}}: In the early days when anybody could contribute, any moment of particularly horrible quality would result in the screen being filled with derogative remarks. Viewers usually need to pause the video in order to see them all. This still shows up occasionally, typically because of perceived CanonDefilement or something being seen as so stupid or nonsensical that a rational response is impossible. Often combined with BigWhat and SarcasmFailure.
* AngstWhatAngst: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. In ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', a kid named Junior ends up in the Mushroom Kingdom by accident and remarks on how he's instantly, effortlessly come to terms with his situation. [[invoked]]
* ApocalypseHow: Kevin's destruction of a football-themed world[[labelnote:*]](Kid Icarus helped, but it might have been a net arrow, so what was the point of zapping a football?)[[/labelnote]] is interpreted as a [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class5}} class 5 planetary extinction]] and gets a lot of comments. Later on, annotators call him out for worrying about Faxandu being destroyed by The Evil One but showing no compassion for Football World.
--> "Wow only Kevin could manage to turn a game of football into an apocalyptic situation like this."\\
"And so the N-Team completely obliterated the grassy world of American Football...World."\\
"Our heroes just killed millions of football players! Even as a nerd I am disgusted!"\\
"Kevin, you just quite possibly made the 9/11 of Video Land. And you're going to pop jokes?"
* ArcFatigue: Invoked a few different times:
** ''Sonic Underground'' and ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' caused a lot of annotators to just stop taking part.
** The first season of ''[=Sonic SatAM=]'', to the point where the annotators may never do the second.
* ASCIIArt: Extremely common in the early days before [=YouTube=] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork kept arbitrarily changing the annotation editor and breaking them]].
* AuthorAppeal: With so many contributors they certainly show off many, many (many!) different loves.
** If there's a nod to HumongousMecha or ''Manga/GetterRobo'' it probably came from Irrelevant.
** Near the end of ''Captain N'', [=MrGuyPwnsYou=] begins making ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' references whenever he gets the chance.
* AuthorTract: They've popped up but the authors are polite and have them last a mere second. So if anyone wants to read them they need to go back and hit the pause button. ''The Armor Of Light'' invoked a lot of these.
* BadToTheBone: "Mega Move", known among annotators as "the surf music".
* BatmanGambit: Irrelevant threatened to upload an episode of ''The Nutshack'' as a last-resort solution in case nothing else was uploaded for the weekend between the ''Captain N'' finale and the start of ''Sonic Underground'' and ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show''. Hurpdurpmanguy pulled out all the stops to make sure Dr. D's sequel and a few other things got uploaded. Until...
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
** Irrelevant wanted to see ''The Nutshack'' annotated for months. Then it was, and all hell broke loose.
** He took it even further when he asked for ''Beauty and Warrior''.
* BehindTheBlack: Many a speech bubble represents a character speaking from off-screen.
* BerserkButton: Each annotator has something that sets them off.
** The slightest allusion -- accidental or not -- to any would-be "scrappy" from another series causes at least one person to speak of ways to murder them.
** In the ''Captain N'' season 1 finale, everyone knowing the plan except for Mega Man pissed off a lot of people.
** Irrelevant got really pissed by ''Mortal Kombat'' episode 5 when two people are supposed to be good friends but it's strictly [[ShowDontTell told and not shown]].
** A lot of contributors also get pissed off by stuff relating to SocietyMarchesOn.
** Irrelevant also dislikes (potential) transgender digs.
* BetterThanABareBulb: Just about every visible trope or cliché will get lampshaded at some point or another.
* BondOneLiner: Particularly cheesy ones are repeated. Also see NeverLiveItDown. [[invoked]]
-->'''Sonya:''' Haha! Shocking!
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:
** In episode 7 of ''Savage Dragon'', when Frank asks Dragon what else cops think about when their partner is down, an annotation responds "Donuts? The meaning of life? The meaning of donuts?"
** In ''Darkstalkers'' episode 7, one annotation says that the Morrigan/Harry teacher/mentor subplot could be interesting "if this show weren't written by morons. And intended for children." "And written by moronic children," another annotation adds.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Invoked whenever a character looks towards the camera and pauses. Many of the characters' speech bubbles address the show's content from an unusually GenreSavvy standpoint too. Basically everyone can be SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} if the Annotators will it.
-->"What do you think, viewers at home?"
* BreakingTheReviewersWall:
** ASCII boots stomping on ''[=SMB3=]'' Kootie Pie whenever she has a tantrum on the floor.
** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in ''Captain N'' where Mega Man is hit by a projectile made out of annotations causing him to [[MercyInvincibility blink from the damage]].
* BritishAccents: The singer of the "surf music" bonus videos in ''Captain N'' season 1 meanders between being very stereotypically British and having a thick northern accent.
* BrokenRecord: Volume 3 of "The Surf Music Could Have Been A Lot Worse!" makes fun of the infamous CD skip at an ill-fated Milli Vanilli concert. The hidden video at the end does more of the same.
-->''"...song is for- song is for- song is for-"''
* ButtMonkey: Nobody likes Jeffrey Scott.
* CallBack: Lots. Watching any most recent episode by these guys will likely be full of references to past series they've annotated, though they try to keep it accessible to first-time viewers.
** In ''Sonic Underground'' episode 18, someone annotates Sleet and Dingo [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere effectively quitting]] (which is [[StatusQuoIsGod undone off-screen by next episode]]) using a monologue from [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscream]]. The video description for episode 27's third act asks who posted that annotation, as Sleet and Dingo end up [[TheStarscream sabotaging Robotnik's plans for their own gain]].
* CallForward: Since ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' and ''Super Mario World'' were annotated first, the ''Super Show'' run occasionally references them.
* {{Calvinball}}: Referenced in ''Captain N'' season 2, episode 8, where Simon is made to say "All of our games turn into Calvinball" after being attacked and having his pants pulled down by Duke.
* {{Cameo}}: Speech bubbles from characters from previous works show up, usually without a name but instead color-coded, making them almost an InJoke. Character allusions not from works they've annotated have included LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}}, LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast, and LetsPlay/{{BillyMC}}, as well as other WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} references.
* CanonWelding: Occurs for humor. Examples:
** Sonya and Guile both work for Escher.
** The Mikes from ''Captain N'' and ''Cartoon All-Stars'' are the same person.
* CausticCritic: If they can think of a better way a scene could have gone, they won't say it nicely. Also see SophisticatedAsHell.
* CensorBox: This appears any time something appears suggestive. In ''Captain N'' they frequently appear over where Duke's anus would be.
* CerebusSyndrome: If the show they're annotating turns particularly low in quality, dark or just plain offensive, people will stop making jokes and instead offer serious critical analysis on why the scene is bad.
** Subverted with "Tricky People". It went to some dark places, which meant that there were a number of awkward moments where none of the annotators said anything. Some feel that it was one of the darkest things the annotators have faced so far. But then by the end, the sheer Narm of the whole thing essentially gave the annotators a HeroicSecondWind, resulting in the jokes coming back.
* ChildHater: If an episode has a child guest character or involves the cast being turned into children, the annotators won't much care for it.
** The closest exception is Julio from the ''Paperboy'' episode of ''Captain N''. He was mocked (like everything else) for selling newspapers that he knew brainwashed people. But many were touched that he would let his grades go to hell to make money for his family in secret after his dad lost his job. And even with the UnfortunateImplications the annotators agreed that Julio's illiteracy was genuinely topical.
* ChristmasSpecial: "Christmas Comes To Pac-Land".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
** Mocked. In particular, the last episode of ''Street Fighter'' with Ryu and Ken has an annotation where Ken says that he's "borrowing" Blanka's technique since Blanka's no longer in the show. Also see LeftHanging.
** Many of the intermissions; while some of them have established timeless running gags like the ''Dr. Rabbit'' cartoons, others are relatively forgotten. Sometimes subverted when annotators drop a joke or two to reference the obscure shows. Even then, this tends to happen only during other intermissions.
-->'''Polaris:''' Quit the daydreamin' Pancada, you know I feel about you-u!
* ClipShow:
** In a rather interesting take on the format, ''Street Fighter'' ended with a music video showcasing the series' craziest moments. There are similar plans for ''Legend of Zelda'' and ''Captain N'' too.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wHrEVYFr3U "Five Years: The Annotated Anniversary Special!"]] is this, with the most memorable clips from the series 5-year tenure getting re-riffed by a new generation.
* CollectiveGroan: Pretty common. The biggest ones include the "red/blue segregation" episode of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', the return of ''The Nutshack'', ''The Little Panda Fighter'', and the first Creator/DingoPictures production.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience:
** Speech bubbles usually match up with their attributed characters.
** Annotator comments often are as well, to make them somewhat identifiable. In general:
*** Avirosb: Green background with white text.
*** Irrelevant: Started with weird combos then settled on black-white (sticks to the right) with Captain N.
*** [=ReloadXPsiPlays=]: Blue/cyan (lower right).
*** [=MrGuyPwnsYou=]: Started with light blue, now light purple (tends towards the top).
*** [=ZetsubouSensei005=]: Transparent/black (top left).
*** [=HurpDurpManGuy=]: Started with multiple colors, finally settled with dark blue on the lower right.
*** [=Cyberguy64=] Cyan, (top right)
*** [=VonClutch=] Slightly different Dark Blue (top left)
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: During the eponymous song and dance number of "Tricky People", a lot of sympathy was shown for the man asking for help finding his lost puppy. When offered free cash by a potential child molester, all the annotators had to say to it was "Well hey, free cash."
* CompanionCube: Starting with ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', random black specks on the screen have come to be known as Doug the Bug.
* CouchGag:
** At first it was changing the words on the ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' title card, after which it was changing the title cards of absolutely everything, including any writing credits.
** The ''Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' episodes also have the end credits in every episode, with another song often replacing them. Most often, this is a foreign-language version of "Do The Mario" or the ''Sonic Underground'' opening. Overlaps with CreditsGag.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: The reason for the word "experiment" in the name of the first shared-account channel -- nobody was certain that having multiple people log in and annotate simultaneously would actually work.
* CreditsGag:
** Once per series, the end credits of the show are displayed for everyone to annotate. In ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'', the credits were left in every time to lampoon the episode-specific credits gags. More recently, the credits are shown twice per season, once at the start and once at the season finale.
** As mentioned under CouchGag, ''The Super Mario Bros Super Show'' ends most episodes replacing the song "Do the Mario" with another theme song, often a foreign-language version. They typically come complete with [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard lyrics]] -- or completely original ones if the replacement tune has none to begin with.
* CrisisCrossover: Of a cosmic religious sense. Pastor Daniel from the Super Kids was able to not only annoy his very own God with his constant rambling but also much of the major Greek Gods demanded he shut up, the Siddhartha Gautama was disgusted, Allah wished for some of those misguided kamikaze extremists to kill him, Odin was ready to pucture his last eye, Ra suffered trauma, Raiden woed making Daniel a guardian of the Earthrealm and Xenu found the ending ridiclous.
* CurbStompBattle: Luigi vs. King Koopa's army in the "Ice Capades" video. Hell, Koopa himself just blows up when he's surrounded by kids. The first part was actually pretty awesome.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The "Tricky People" riff, which was kind of unavoidable given the subject matter.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes it's all you can do to break down the formulaic plots of these cartoons.
* DelayedReaction: In an episode of ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'', Ethan's ''Everquest'' character sets Lucas's on fire. The first two times Lucas just stands there in silent horror as his entire body is consumed by flames. The third time he reacts more reasonably, to the annotators' amusmement.
-->"Oh? Third time's the charm apparently."
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Often happens unintentionally; the same joke or bit of FridgeLogic will appear multiple times, since the annotators didn't see each other's annotations while setting up their own. For example, in the ninth episode of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'', there's a chorus of variants on "what could possibly go wrong?"
* DisneyVillainDeath: A defied version in ''Mortal Kombat'' has these gems:
-->"Is it too much to ask for a Disney Villain Death?"
-->"Okay good I was about to ask why he forgot he could do that."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ASCII penises are often added to alter the meaning of characters' motions, and pause annotations isolate anything that accidentally looks suggestive.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Hoo boy, did they get on ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'''s case for this or what? And then they'll do it themselves.
-->"Y'see the joke is: Yoshi eats everything."
* DownerEnding: Sort of. There are lots of attempts to shoehorn one in every time a scene fades to black. [[UnexplainedRecovery Then they get better.]]
* EpicFail: In ''Sonic Underground'' episode 5, when Sleet insists on '''ramming''' fallen trees that are trapping his forces, people's comments were none too kind.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Make a racially or culturally insensitive joke in front of these guys. We dare you.
** After wanting to do ''The Nutshack'' and ''Beauty and Warrior'', Irrelevant402 had an "oh crap" moment when Dingo Pictures reared its ugly head.
** Sure, the annotators love to make "come get some candy in my van" cracks, but when an actual pedophile is the antagonist in "Tricky People" there are '''zero''' jokes in his defense and even some cheering for Yello Dyno when he takes matters into his own hands.
** Typically they dislike child characters and scrappies, yet shockingly, many announced how disgusted they were with the death of the Gold Dragon in the second [[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon's Den]] episode of ''Captain N''. Yes this is even '''after''' the Gold Dragon's baby form was a palette swap of the dreaded Puff. Basically, the writers killed off a five-minute-old creature with zero thoughts of the implications.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped:
** Happens at one point during ''Captain N'', with the "translation" of Mother Brain's lines.
** Happens again during the tenth episode of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'', with the {{Mondegreen}} lyrics for the German theme.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens a lot, especially with captions turning it into King Harkinian's laugh from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Faces of Evil]]''.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Played straight most of the time by simple adding "The Annotated Series" at the end of a title, with the notable exception of the ''Mortal Kombat'' cartoon ("Defenders of the Annotated Realm") and many of the intermissions.
* ExpospeakGag: In the ''Cartoon All-Stars'' special, there's a very long and roundabout description of Creator/MelBlanc rolling in his grave after a certain line from WesternAnimation/BugsBunny.
* TheFace:
** Thus far [=CurtDogg=], Irrelevant, [=Bauglir100=], [=ReloadPsi=], and [=DayDream=] have been the only ones to show their faces.
** Avirosb, [=MrGuyPwnsYou=], Hamsteere, Irrelevant, [=Bauglir100=], [=Hurpdurpmanguy=], and [=creatorofGandP=] are not at all shy about posting their opinions on the channel
* FanFic: ''Mouse Police: The Annotated Edition'' includes a side story in which Raiden's ''Defenders of the Realm'' incarnation (one of the annotators' favourite characters) imprisoned each series' scrappies and forced them to watch this, breaking their wills until they either were trying to kill themselves or became babbling, nervous wrecks. The final glorious list:
** The three Bouchedag leads died ''a la'' [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk The Ark of the Covenant]].
** Kootie Pie became comatose while Big Mouth suffered a seizure. (Both from ''[=SMB3/SMW=]'')
** Phil got amnesia and might have been heading towards a more fulfilling life while Horatio frothed at the mouth.
** Ethan (''Ctrl+Alt+Del'') suffered from despair.
** Stryker (''Mortal Kombat'') became a nervous wreck.
** Kid Icarus (''Captain N'') attempted suicide but it didn't stick.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: [=CurtDogg=] (The one who started it all way back.)
** TheLancer: jmr48080 (Personality wise the opposite of [=CurtDogg=] plus really funny.)
** TheSmartGuy: Avirosb (Saves videos and cleans up annotes that hang around a few seconds too long. Makes a good Hero for starting the second generation.)
** TheBigGuy: [=ReloadPsi=] (Appears for real in one of the videos and is, well, rather large.)
** TheChick: Irrelevant402 (Gets the angriest fastest but also is the one who made a list of frequent commentors and started the sucky process of sending single note after note to try to unify people after the annotation system could no longer allow guests. Another duty is he is the one who scans for frequent comment posters who want to join in on the group. When Avirosb is the hero he is his lancer.)
** TheSixthRanger: Enough to start a ''second'' five-man band.
*** TheHero: [=MrGuyPwnsYou=]
*** TheLancer: [=creatorofGandP=]
*** TheBigGuy: Hamsteere
*** TheSmartGuy: [=Hurpdurpmanguy=]
*** TheHeart: [=Bauglir100=]
* FromBadToWorse: First there was ''Bouchedags'', then there was ''The Nutshack'', then there was ''Jay's Life''. Similarly, Doctor Rabbit could '''never''' have prepared them for Dr. D.
* FlatWhat: Many times, but the most triumphant was from ''The Hobbit'' when the narrator announces Bilbo's sudden growing love for the clearly pre-teenage princess.
* YeGoodeOldeDays: Very often mocked since highlights and improvements (from hunter tribe culture to the 50s) in gender, race, sexual orientation, medicine, science and video games have made life better. Sometimes subverted in which a few things were a bit better back then.
* GagSub
* GrammarNazi: Where there are typos in the shows, there will be annotations to point them out.
* HairRaisingHare: The main character of the ''Annotated Bunny Rabbit Movie'' due its creepy UncannyValley features.
* HeroicBSOD: Sometimes the material is just that bad that some Annotators give up partway, or at the very least are so lost for witty remarks that they instead post annotations expressing their disbelief at the quality.
* HijackedByGanon: Enforced in one episode of ''The Legend of Zelda: The Annotated Series'', when annotators start to add annotations of Ganon discussing "his" evil plans, after they get impatient waiting for Ganon to show up in the actual episode, which never happens.
* HypocriticalHumor: Occasional. For example, in ''SMBSS'' episode 20:
-->"I mean what kind of idiotic group would enjoy overused [=DiC=] stock music?"[[note]](Referring to the ever-popular Surf Music.)[[/note]]
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* IAmLegion: Since the axing of the collaborative annotations feature, it's no longer possible to hover over an annotation and see who added it, making it pretty hard to tell who's saying what. This has led to some viewers believe this is a solo project. Aside from color-coding their annotations, the annotators don't do very much to make themselves recognizable among one another, either. Among a list of almost fifty annotators, only a few stand out:
** [=CurtDogg=] for originating the concept.
** [=jmr48080=] for being considered one of the funniest annotators during the beeupyou era.
** [=Irrelevant402=] for always picking horrible intermissions.
** Avirosb for recording episodes and getting the ball rolling with the [=TheAnnotatXperiment=] channel.
** [=ReloadPsi=] for essentially putting himself in some of the videos.
** [=Bauglir100=] for arranging the new schedule for the series.
* InformedAbility: One of the many things they love to rip on. Especially when the antagonists are so vaguely on the cusp of victory -- ''The Armor of Light'' is one of the most triumphant examples of that.
-->'''Pastor Dan:''' Now you all know that we face a very DANGEROUS enemy.
-->'''Annotation:''' Perhaps we could take a few minutes to establish WHY they [NME] are so dangerous?
* InnerMonologue: Sometimes inserted when a character is just standing there saying nothing.
* InsistentTerminology: Don't call it a monster, call it a "kaibutsu". (Taken from an early episode of ''Street Fighter''.)
* InsultOfEndearment: ''Captain N'' Simon was called "Faux-Simon" since he was very little like Simon's established character in the ''Castlevania'' games. As the series went on, the nickname was kept merely to tell the two versions apart with a lot less malice behind it.
* ItIsPronouncedTropay:
** Bye son! (Guile often yelling, "Bison!")
** YESH! (Based on one of Bison's most famous scenes)
* KickTheDog: Sometimes even the Annotators see some dog-kicking. One exception is in ''Captain N'' when Wombatman calls out Kid Icarus on [[VerbalTic "that 'icus' problem"]] -- supposedly a cruel moment but lots went crazy over the in-universe acknowledgment of an annoying character trait.
* LeftHanging: ''Street Fighter'', in which every unresolved plot thread is listed during the final scene.
* {{Leitmotif}}: If [=DiC=] replaces a licensed song with the "surf music" these people jump all over it -- especially after it returns after a long absence in the first episode of ''Captain N''.
* LullDestruction: Expect any scene without dialogue to be filled with speech bubbles.
* MadeOfExplodium:
** The Kootie Pie tolerance meter explodes about five seconds after she begins to sing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
** All the newspapers from the ''Paperboy'' episode of ''Captain N''.
** Mocked in ''Sonic Underground'', where the annotators are increasingly baffled by the SWAT-bots' tendency to explode from '''anything'''.
* ManipulativeEditing: ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Annotated Show'' has the ''Legend of Zelda'' previews cut down to a single clip and the end title music replaced with something else.
* {{Mondegreen}}: [[InUniverse Usually deliberate]].
** One common target is anything that sounds even vaguely like profanity.
** Especially common during ''Captain N'' as annotators often had no idea what Mother Brain is actually saying.
** Also from ''Captain N'', "Havin' a Log!" from the Season Two song "Havin' a Ball". Became a minor running gag brought up whenever logs are involved.
** Mother Brain-type subtitles were brought back for one-off character Kong Fu in ''Donkey Kong Country''.
* MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial: Often when TheSmurfettePrinciple rears its head, the female character will complain about not being allowed to be wacky, to be wrong, or to have plot focus outside of a GirlsNightOutEpisode.
* {{Misblamed}}:
** Yes, Irrelevant is the one who whined for ''The Nutshack'' and ''Beauty and Warrior'' when intermissions were nearing. But he didn't upload them; the only feature he put up is "Annotated Fan Fiction".
** The annotators seem to think that the ''Donkey Kong Country'' cartoon is a [=DiC=] production. It was actually produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} and WIC Entertainment.
* MindScrew: ''Beauty and Warrior'' and ''Theevan'' confused annotators hard.
* MistakenForMasturbating: Played with big time when King Hippo reached into his pants for pieces of paper and briefly appeared to be doing it while reading one of them.
* MoodWhiplash:
** Pointed out repeatedly for ''Tricky People'', which involved both a singing yellow dinosaur and uncomfortable scenes of implied child molestation.
** Pointed out during the beginning of ''Bibleman: A Fight For Faith'' where a group of thugs are robbing a factory full of bibles with the intention of burning them, and are cheerfully dancing around while loading them up.
-->'''Annotation:''' Read your Bible everyday- or THIS COULD BE YOU
* MoralityPet: Sometimes the annotators serve as these to one another to keep everyone in line, calling out child molestors or horrible ethnic stereotypes. In particular, Irrelevant tries to befriend all religions, and mocks extremists in general.
* MsFanservice: The Dark Queen from ''Battletoads'' and Alyssa Milano from the ''Ice Capades'' special both have "DAT SHOULDER."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sometimes Irrelevant thinks he goes a little too far... sometimes. He admitted that he played up Game Boy from ''Captain N'' as the worst thing ever, based on memories of hating Game Boy as a kid but tolerating Kid Icarus and Mega Man.
* MythologyGag: Given that just about every ''Captain N'' episode gets some element of the games wrong, correcting remarks flare up all over the place.
* NecessarilyEvil:
** Why Irrelevant402 likes pushing for BileFascination every once in a while. Sometimes it is good to rage on something horrible and it helps appreciate the stuff that's SoBadItsGood.
** [=YouTube=] itself, given what triggered the creation of [=TheAnnotatXperiment=].
* NeverLiveItDown: Invoked:
** In one episode of ''Captain N'', Kevin says, "Time for a power move!" only to fall flat on his ass. This is referenced when someone stumbles during a fight scene.
** Whenever Kevin is hailed as a great hero someone brings up that the "hero" is too terrified to clean his room.
** On a meta level, Irrelevant will '''always''' be remembered for ''The Nutshack'' and ''Beauty And Warrior''.
** In the first episode of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'', Bowser/King Koopa demands that two random minions [[IKissYourFoot lick his feet]]. A reference to this now occurs practically OnceAnEpisode.
** Larry/Cheatsy calls himself the "Emperor of Eavesdropping" in one episode of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', leading to "I am the [Title] of [Alliterative Action]" jokes from then on.
** Also see BondOneLiner.
* NeverSayDie: Repeatedly mocked.
-->'''Character:''' Destroy them!
-->'''Annotation:''' But don't kill them!
** Also inverted in the uncommon cases where a show does use "kill" or "die".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Doogan from ''Dr. Rabbit Comes to School''.
* NostalgiaFilter: Generally averted.
** Many of the series are based on late 80s/early 90s video games and the annotators are loathe to admit these shows do justice to any of those games.
** There are also many derogatory remarks about 80s/90s fashion and lingo, and how the shows age poorly as a consequence.
** One instance of playing this straight is Irrelevant considering Game Boy more tolerable than he remembered but Kid Icarus and Mega Man as much worse.
* NotBad:
** Occasionally, one or two commentators will compliment the plot in general for being (relatively) well-thought-out and interesting.
** At least one commentator complimented Ganon teleporting to his throne, and [[UpToEleven even more so]] when he teleported to stand sideways on the wall.
** While others mostly disliked it, ''Captain N'' season 2, episode 8 had small praise for its ending, where the Dwarves and Elves go back into fighting right after settling their differences, judged as realistic by at least one annotation and comment due to problems like racism taking a '''long''' time to fix.
** Some dramatic lines are complimented for good writing and delivery.
** Some viewers have approved of DK's singing voice in ''Donkey Kong Country''.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Eggplant Wizard and King Hippo -- just make them an official couple already!
* OcularGushers: An annotater's edit in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' episode "Klump's Lumps" is made to give this impression when Klump is wailing and flailing on a log.
* OffModel[=/=]SpecialEffectsFailure: Appears so often that they have their own recurring jokes.
** ''Sonic Underground'' in particular '''loved''' to point out the animators obsession with fucked up model sheets, blatantly wrong perspectives, and creepy Sleet close-ups.
* OhCrap: The somewhat unexpected appearance of parts 2-4 of ''The Nutshack'', and later ''The Little Panda Fighter''.
* OnceAnEpisode: Certain shows get this treatment. "X sez/says", as a tribute to Sonic Says, appears in the ''Mortal Kombat'' cartoon whenever a character has a moral to teach.
* OutOfOrder: They swapped episode 5 and 7 of the third season of ''Captain N''. Why? Because episode 5 was the final episode where the entire main cast as well as Mother Brain, King Hippo, and Eggplant Wizard appeared together.
* OverlyLongGag: The title of ''Sonic Undergound'' will invariably have any or all of the mondegreens "On The Ground", "And A Graph", "Rubber Band", "Sir Nick The Rebel", "It's Annie Clarabel", "Kinda Growled", and "So Nick Ander's Crown" tacked on.
* PacManFever: Mercilessly lampshaded at times, especially considering 99% of these cases are in cartoons based on games -- something you'd expect to get it right!
* PlayingPictionary: Annotators have fun trying to identify strange or out-of-place shapes. Examples:
** Xbox 360 games packaged in VHS cases in an episode of ''Ctrl+Alt+Del''.
** Mother Brain's army wielding giant pizza cutters in ''Captain N''.
* PyrrhicVictory: Because Irrelevant didn't know how to upload he clamored/whined for ''Beauty and Warrior'' to be annotated... and he finally got it! Only problem is what came before it was ''Mouse Police'' -- a film that made less sense, had poorer animation, and was dubbed awfully, all of which helped to make ''Beauty and Warrior'' shrink to SoOkayItsAverage during the same weekend intermission!
* QuipToBlack: A few of these are inserted, and they come [[Series/CSIMiami complete with sunglasses]] made out of black box annotations. YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
* RecycledInSpace: ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''... [[FootnoteFever IN TEXT FORM]]!!! Though raunchier, half scripted and half improvised and more Generation Y-friendly.
* ReferenceOverdosed: It's based on ''[=MST3K=]'' and the subject matter is overwhelmingly cartoons and/or video games -- this was unavoidable. Also see RunningGag and ShoutOut.
* {{Retirony}}: When [=CurtDogg=] was uploading ''Street Fighter: The Annotated Series'' on the beeupyou channel, the collaborative annotation feature was discontinued with only two episodes to go.
* RedOniBlueOni: Just about any pair of annotators. For example, Irrelevant believes in being aggresive and striking at as many works as possible, while Avirosb prevers focus firing when intermissions occur.
* RhymesOnADime: The ad-libbed lyrics for the surf music throughout season 1 of ''Captain N'' don't usually rhyme until the chorus.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: At times.
* RunningGag: [[RunningGag/TheAnnotatedSeries Enough to have their own page.]]
* SarcasmFailure: At times.
* SayMyName: A monster rising from a bayou in an early ''Captain N'' episode shouted "Captain N!" in a manner similar to [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad singing Trogdor]]. Cue suggested alternate lyrics.
* SelfDeprecation: They all tend to make fun of themselves from time to time, such as claiming to have no lives.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: See the Spoiler entry below.
* SeriousBusiness: Apparently ''The Nutshack'' and a number of other horrible shows are akin to nuclear weapons. Make a threat with one and people will do whatever it takes to stop them being uploaded. Or maybe they're just playing along with the gag.
* ShamelessSelfPromotion: Just about all the material they annotate comes across as this.
** Played with in "Annotated Daydream" which was uploaded because one of the annotators wanted to see them make fun of his old band that had broken up.
* ShownTheirWork:
** People will sometimes throw in actual production tidbits into their annotations.
** "X does not work that way!"
** During the ''Captain N'' episode Videolympics, Kevin is made to suggest "Swimming gala?" when Mother Brain issues her challenge. The letter "N" on a letterman jacket signifies being on a school's swimming team. Naturally the annotators were delighted to learn he really '''was''' on the swimming team.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/TheAnnotatedSeries Plenty, so they get their own page.]]
* SincerityMode: Surprisingly common when you take into account all the moments that fall under NotBad, CerebusSyndrome, ShownTheirWork, DudeNotFunny, and so on.
* DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible:
** General consensus is that the bottom of the barrel is "Bouchedags" and ''The Nutshack''. The latter caused an OhCrap moment from most of the Annotators when the rest of episode one was uploaded.
** Anything from Video Brinquedo[=/=]Toybox Video is doomed from the start.
** ''Popeye and Son'' was so awful and bland people said they'd rather annotate '''Dingo Pictures'''.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Sometimes there are well thought-out analyses of pacing problems and inconsistent characterization, with some swear words thrown in.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Ironically subverted by having Cheatsy Koopa, one of their favourite characters, run into some kind of death portal in his final scene. Given that they annotated ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' after ''Super Mario World'', the original canon had him going on to make many appearances in the next series.
* {{Spoiler}}:
** ''"GAME BOY IS COMING"''
** If a plot point is brought up it will be highlighted.
** Sonic Underground's "Will the prophecy come true?!" was met with "NO" and "Spoiler: They never find their mother."
* SpoofAesop: The moral of ''Cartoon All-Stars'' is apparently "take drugs and all your favorite cartoon characters will show up to talk to you."
** The DS Lite sketch from ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' episode 5: eating disorders make you beautiful!
** Episode 9 of ''Donkey Kong Country'' has "BUY ATARI" as the moral (as a reference to that episode's commercial breaks being nothing but Atari commercials).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Mocked a lot since they're not big fans of episodic series without story arcs. When there are continuity nods or signs of character development the praise is heaped on.
* SuddenDownerEnding: [=HurpDurpManGuy=] wrote some '''very''' depressing endings to the members of the N-Team in credits of the final ''Captain N'' episode. The only characters he gave mercy to were the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s -- Simon, Duke, King Hippo, Eggplant Wizard, and Game Boy.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Many new series and intermissions will have the main characters' names in the opening credits replaced by the names of characters from ''Ctrl+Alt+Del''.
* SwordOfDamocles: Before an intermission that looked to be sparse, Irrelevant threatened to upload ''The Nutshack'' -- leading to several other uploads.
* TakeThat: Admit it, of the shows these guys annotate, even when you were a child you thought they were a bit rubbish.
** Aside from this, when the star of "The Annotated Bunny Rabbit Movie" begins to dance in an awkward fashion, it's said to still be "better than the dance from Creator/TimBurton's Film/AliceInWonderland".
** "Youtube Copyright School" gave many annotators a chance to call out on [=YouTube=]'s unprofessional standards on what is considered "copyright infringing".
* TeamDad: beeupyou and Avirosb for the Annotators.
* TemptingFate: "THE UNBREAKABLE ANNOTATION"
* TenMinuteRetirement: It isn't too odd for one of the annotators to announce they are taking a break from mocking stuff.
* TheFifties: Mocked in Captain N [=S2E4=]:
--> '''Mayor Of Tetris:''' Well I'll be a son of a cube! You're round faced!\\
'''Annotation:''' Hmm you're different from us. Are we going to have to chase you out like those Muslims, queers and blacks?\\
...\\
'''Mayor:''' We haven't had any round faces for hundreds of years!\\
'''Annotations:''' And we're going to keep it that way! / We can start a lynch mob, just like the old days! / Because we killed them all!
* TheUnintelligible: During season 2 of ''Captain N'', Mother Brain seems even harder to understand.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Every series and intermission starts out like this.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Whenever the annotators' least favorite character in a series does something redeeming.
* TimeForPlanB: After many ignored attempts to convince [=YouTube=] to restore collaborative annotations, the shared channel was set up.
* TookALevelInBadAss: People sure liked the Luigi from the Ice Capades that took on Koopa's army all by himself... with a bazooka-rifle.
* UnPaused: Less common now, but stray frames and sounds from previous episodes or cut credit rolls left in by editing errors prior to upload would be subject to at least one joke.
-->"Uk!"
* UnusualEuphemism: "Miscarriage" for, oh, pretty much anything.
* UpToEleven: When hurpdurpmanguy uploaded ''Super Hornio Brothers'', a spoof porno of the ''Mario'' series, many of the members thought it was going to be the last video they annotated.
** SeriesFauxnale: The sheer amount of annotations (''The Hobbit'', ''Foodfight!'', ''Doug Live'') ending with the climax of ''Hornio Brothers'' would have made a good finale. This wasn't the intention, but the channel stayed up despite expectations.
* VillainDecay: Complained about with Arachnid in ''Savage Dragon'', who started off as fairly creepy and menacing, but his first appearance in season 2 features him as far more humorous and comical.
-->"I remember when Arachnid was slightly more terrifying than now.."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Brought up whenever some plot point or bit character is seemingly forgotten. Because the ''Mario'' cartoons were done in reverse order, Oogtar's disappearance was explained as "eaten for nourishment" while the heroes were traveling through snowy lands.
* WhosOnFirst: In Captain N [=S2E12=]:
-->'''Kid Icarus:''' Who-icus?
-->'''Julio:''' No, HOO-LI-O.
* WithLyrics: ''Captain N'' episode 2 and onward gave lyrics to the surf music. Then in season 2, episode 8, they heard the real lyrics. Reaction was mixed, with some [[HilariousInHindsight loving it]] and others [[FunnyAneurysmMoment being disappointed]]. Also those willing to click the "Bonus Feature" annotation that shows up at the end of some of them get [[MusicalEpisode an interesting treat]].
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Frequent with awful plot twists and resolutions.
* VictoryIsBoring: According to alternate character interpretation, Eggplant and Hippo decide to "fall" for the heroes' ploy of ISurrenderSuckers because they prefer the challenge of being villainous sidekicks.
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