* AcceptableTargets: The Grumps occasionally make fun of the IrateGamer. Jon lampshades this in the third episode of their ''IncredibleCrisis'' series stating that he's probably the only person they can make fun of without getting in trouble with their fans.
* AccidentalInnuendo:
** From their ''Family Feud'' grumpage: "Name something fathers buy for their kids but play with themselves". Lampshaded, of course.
** "You can tongue up?!"
** "What a cock!" [[spoiler:Said by Jon in response to Arin cocking a gun.]]
** "[[ThatCameOutWrong Dude, look at this cute little]]...[[OhCrap boy]]"
** "[[ThatCameOutWrong We haven't slept together, have we?"]]
** "[[http://youtu.be/mLCcxb0sBlc?t=7m39s Dude, I woke up this morning in your bed...]] and then I turned over and I saw you there, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and I knew it was alright.]]"
** "Stop trying to blow through it and enjoy yourself."
** In their PacificRim video, Jon says "I know, I'm inside you!" in regards to his and Arin's psychic connection. This is lampshaded by giggling from Dodger.
* ArcFatigue:
** Their ''Sonic 06'' playthrough contains at least twelve hours of content, and Shadow's Story isn't much different than Sonic's Story gameplay-wise, focusing on the actual plot. Silver's Story, which features radically different gameplay, seems to be remedying this. Not helped by the fact that the Grumps themselves seemed bored with it by about halfway through Shadow's campaign, going on random tangents and there being long stretches where the two don't mention anything about the game. Made both more HilariousInHindsight and HarsherInHindsight when you realize that it will stay unfinished.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' clocks in with 73 episodes, many of which go past the standard 10 to 15-minute episodes with the longest being well over an hour.
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon [=FireRed=]]]'' has reached over 100 episodes, and includes a lot of instances where Arin does an exhaustive amount of leveling up on-screen, stays in one area for a long period of time due to RailRoading and [[NPCRoadblock NPC Roadblocks]], and back-tracking. Arin didn't always beat the Gym Leaders in one go, either, and a lot of the TurnBasedStrategy gameplay drags on when he's in areas filled with tons of Pokémon trainers. Early on, he got agonizingly lost during the playthrough and put a stop to it at episode 70 so he could request an in-depth fan-submitted walkthrough, and then went back to playing the game once he got his request accomplished.
* ArchivePanic: They usually post two videos every day of at least 10 to 20 minutes in length. A single month usually provides at least 10 hours of content. Understandably daunting for anyone who wants to catch up.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** The fact they now use walkthroughs to find out where to go or what to do. Admittedly it may not always stop fans from saying "PAY ATTENTION GUYS!" but at least progress is made at a more steady pace in some games thanks to this.
** Their February 2015 videos address complaints of not enough talk about game design, too much toilet humor, and finally lifting the {{Unperson}} status on Jon.
* AwesomeMusic:
** The second intro song for ''Game Grumps Vs.''.
** And then there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H8yJRD-hw&feature=kp "The Fast Runner"]] a fan remix done out of the various song bits they sing in episode 24 of their ''Sonic 06'' playthrough.
** Pretty much all of the [[StupidStatementDanceMix Stupid Statement Dance Mixes]] they've spawned. Higlights include "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4m5mr41g4c Banana Shoes]]" (which the Grumps said was their favourite at [=MAGFest=] 2013), "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6POqtJ_Bk Goof Troop Boop]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1TAqOp8DqQ Underneath the Water]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZiDlU2N6o Pause Balls]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olTVByaEe-0 Beat the Dingle]]" (admittedly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] when Arin demanded a remix) and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh8Hwal6Gxw Hey Mr. Wilson]]".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enmfsNxnplE (Flying along at the speed of) Knuckles]]
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the first episode of their ''Donkey Kong Country'' playthrough, Birdo is edited in to appear briefly. She quickly runs off-screen and no mention is made of it. (Jon was singing part of the ''Super Mario 2'' Boss music, so Barry edited her in)
* BrokenBase:
** Some fans dismiss the series due to a long standing FandomRivalry between reddit and 4chan. Jon has used a couple of reddit memes in his work and has mentioned the site a few times in ''Game Grumps'', as has Egoraptor. However, most people outside the rivalry find the whole situation ridiculous. Jon and Ego specifically mention this BrokenBase at the start of their ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' playthrough and also find it to be ridiculous. Incidentally Game Grumps have a fairly popular and thriving subreddit.
** Jon and Arin ignoring hints in [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]. Fans either think [[HilarityEnsues it causes some of the funnier moments in the episode]] or find it infuriating due to contributing to the length of the series (and thus the ArcFatigue).
** ''VideoGame/NaughtyBear'', Episode 1. Frustration at the episode led to debate as to whether Jon and Arin talking was the most important part of the show, or if Jon and Arin playing and progressing through a game was more important, they stumbled through that first section of Naughty Bear ignoring hints and dialogues and then complaining they don't know what to do. This kind of thing, for better or worse, gets the YouTube commenters up in arms.
** The SeinfeldianConversation. Some people think they should talk about the game and funny events in the game (ex: Shadow's kick to the back of Silver's head, that they missed twice ([[spoiler:make that thrice... Actually, make that four times]]). Other people either don't care or argue that their completely random conversations are what make the show what it is.
** There's also a pretty big divide among the fans as to who was right in the Guts argument. Specifically, the argument was about whether or not during a competition, if one player figures out how a game mechanic works after starting, are they obligated to tell the other player what they found out so both are on even footing gameplay-wise, or can they keep it to themselves since both players had the same start and learning the mechanic after the start could be considered fair competitive advancement much like gaining points or devising a new strategy.
** In some of the later ''Sonic '06'' episodes, Jon mentioned that he hated the original ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' and Arin seems to have mixed feelings about the most recent entry in said series, ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''. Arin also once again continues talking about how much he hates the 2013 ''Tomb Raider'' reboot. Jon tried to subdue this by constantly complimenting ''[=BioShock: Infinite=]'' and kept trying to get Arin to shut up about ''Tomb Raider'' (since Jon does like it). This has seemingly caused another rift among Grump fans, with some fans thinking that Arin was coming off a bit pretentious about his ideas regarding game design; but most of all there are now Grump fans who argue whether or not if some groups of fans are just blindly agreeing with Jon and/or Arin's opinions, or on the other side of the coin if some fans are just being rude to Jon and Arin's opinions. There does not seem to be much of an in-between.
** This is lampshaded when they play ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} III'', as Arin reveals his hatred of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' because it's "boring as fuck". Jon disagrees.
--> "Hey! Wanna see a ''Game Grumps'' video with a [[InternetBackdraft giant half dislike bar]]?"
** Their playthrough of ''Wind Waker HD'' attracted this, particularly Episode 25, which is colloquially known as 'the episode where Arin doesn't press ZR.' The outcry was less to do with Arin's incompetence as much as his constant problem of [[NeverMyFault blaming the game for his own lack of skill]]. On the flipside, the series also had a [[VerySpecialEpisode very heartwarming and widely praised episode]] where Danny talks about his struggles with depression and OCD when he was younger. Supporters say they should give the Grumps a break because they produce quality episodes like that in spite of all their flaws, while the other side say it doesn't excuse the frustrating lack of skill and Arin's dickbaggery towards the game's design.
** ''Sonic Boom'' for various reasons. First, a simple argument over whether this game or ''Sonic 2006'' is worse; expected. Somewhat less expected is the argument over whether or not Arin should be abusing the [[GameBreaker "Knuckles jump glitch"]], which he constantly does, to either the amusement or annoyance of viewers. And related to that, in episode 20, it started to kick in how using said glitch was skipping triggers and causing the game to glitch out in ways that would not have happened if they went through the game normally. Arin, however, is completely oblivious to this, and continued using the glitch regardless. People are torn on this being extremely frustrating or extremely hilarious.
* CrazyAwesome: Danny has a bunch of incredibly odd stories, such as going to the French Alps to study flowers on a whim, or wrestling an alligator while stoned in the Everglades.
* CreatorsPet: Arin is a huge fan of Beedrill, and uses him in battle constantly, even when he's useless. Many comments expressed dislike for Beedrill, but that hasn't stopped anything. Likewise, Jon had a strong soft spot for Torchic and decided he would stop him from evolving because of his cuteness, thinking Torchic's evolved forms were ugly, even though this meant Torchic not grow to its full potential and gain higher stats and secondary Fighting-type attributes. Arin later revealed he was using Beedrill to troll viewers and knows very well that Beedrill doesn't stand up like other 'Mons in competitive gameplay. On his Twitter, [[https://twitter.com/egoraptor/status/520603133760663554 he was simply overjoyed to know it got a Mega Evolution in Gen VI]] and agreed with WebVideo/ProJared that Beedrill wouldn't be useless anymore.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The domestic abuse jokes in the Mary-Kate & Ashley episode manage to be hilarious due to a combination of AntiHumor and MoodWhiplash.
** Sad Hoshi, a depressed Japanese man who is eventually revealed to be a pedophile.
** Anything having to do with Mr. Wilson.
** The polio song from part 31 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. They stop to discuss just how wrong it is...then just keep on singing.
** This gem of a quote from [[http://youtu.be/lLqg4W-SNOI?t=5m53s Sonic '06 Part 59:]]
--> '''Arin:''' "I wanna take a girl to the Grand Canyon, fuck her, and then throw her in."
** Racist Bassist.
** During DisneyPrincessEnchantedJourney Part 1, Arin and Dan make a very dark extended rape joke. Barry even includes a trigger warning for the video and gives them an award for "Worst."
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'': Arin ''really'' wants to kill the president.
--> '''Arin:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Gimmie that gun! Gimmie that gun! I need to shoot the president!]]
%%** Their playthrough of ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter Second Opinion'' crosses the line [[UpToEleven a couple dozen times]], especially when talking to Linda.
* DudeNotFunny: A lot of people find the beginning episodes of ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' incredibly uncomfortable due to Arin trying to turn it into a competition. Arin has already beaten the game and knows it front-to-back, is using the Gamepad, and is very familiar with modern Mario games while Danny has an established problem with 3D gameplay, is playing on a sideways Wiimote, and doesn't understand a lot of modern Mario conventions. As a result, Arin repeatedly taunts and mocks Danny for failing to be good at a game he has a major disadvantage in and frequently uses his prior knowledge and Gamepad to screw Danny over. It comes across as increasingly cruel of him, and even Danny starts to get pissed off at Arin about it. Thankfully, things change with the second recording session where Danny upgrades to the Pro Controller, switches to Toad, and [[TakeThatScrappy starts literally running circles around Arin]].
* EarWorm:
** Practically all the intro songs, all of which aren't much longer than a couple of seconds. This includes the regular Game Grumps intro, the Game Grumps VS intro, the Guest Grumps intro (composed by Grant Kirkhope), and the Steam Train intro.
** Any and all of the StupidStatementDanceMix songs.
* EndingFatigue: Dan himself gets a bit of it with ''Super Mario 3D World'' with not only a false ending to the main game, but ''two'' entire bonus worlds that also require more star farming from the main levels. And the second one could almost qualify as an entire game in its own right. When they got to the actual final part of the game, which requires ''every'' collectible to enter, they finally decided to finish it in a series of livestreams while moving on to another game for their main videos.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** While every single made-up character has their own fanbase, [[CrossesTheLineTwice Sad Hoshi]], [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Gloop the Fish]], [[VideoGame/OutOfThisWorld Mycaruba]], and the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of [[Film/DennisTheMenace Mr. Wilson]] are all generally loved the most. The Twitchy Ass Taillow from the first Game Grumps Animated, as well as the [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Lotad family]] and [[{{VideoGame/Kirby}} Poppy Bros.]], also enjoyed popularity for a while, before they all went OutOfFocus.
** Barry, the show's editor, and Suzy, Arin's wife, both manage to rival the Grumps themselves in terms of popularity. Barry started getting a lot of fan love around the time ''Sonic 2006'' and ''Return to Dreamland'' came out, mostly due to the funny annotations he writes on-screen whenever he's addressed by the Grumps, before bolstering it over time with his incredible editing skills, as shown during ''Nintendo Land'' and ''Drakkhen'', while Suzy slowly became loved through being adorable and {{nice|Guy}}. Both became even ''more'' popular with their appearances on Steam Rolled through averting disliked aspects of the show, with Barry proving himself to be fairly competent at video games while Suzy generally requests to [[ReadTheFreakingManual read the instructions]]. Eventually, the two of them got [[WebVideo/TableFlip their own show]] just because of how much people loved them.
** Grant Kirkhope's Guest Appearance became insanely popular over-night.
** Danny's dad or "Avidad" has gradually grown as Danny often tells hilarious but also sweet stories about him with some MemeticBadass status. The fandom went pretty wild went Danny played a phone message that was in no way was exaggerated.
** Kevin, the new editor of Game Grumps to replace Barry, not only avoided being a ReplacementScrappy (with Barry still a crucial part of the channel, and a comedy sketch that explained how Kevin would improve the quantity of the content on the channel), but has also been celebrated by the fandom, with most welcoming the newest member with open arms with fanart. Impressive for somebody who, at this point, has barely talked on the show except for his introduction episode. What also helps is ''how'' Kevin's introduction was handled: Unlike [[EpilepticTrees Jon's abrupt departure from the show]] and [[DidntThinkThisThrough the rushed introduction episode of Danny and Steam Train the same day Jon left]], It was already hinted that Kevin was on board, even some fans noted it on Barry's Twitter that he was going to step down, so Kevin's introduction was already established to be happening.
* EpilepticTrees: '''Oh boy'''. Conspiracies or not, but there is many debate about Jon's departure from the show. While some understand Jon left to continue [[{{JonTron}} his show]], maybe people feel it was just all of a sudden. It did die out after fans got used and grew to love Danny, but many theories constantly pop up. Several point out on how [[http://www.reddit.com/r/gamegrumps/comments/1n33qb/a_quick_statement_from_jontron/ Jon revealed that there was some dishonesty stated by Arin after his departure]], [[http://jeanineleigh.com/suzy-arins-la-museum-of-natural-history-wedding/ instances that Jon didn't appear at Arin and Suzy's wedding]], [[http://imgur.com/2jvRSsX Jon's girlfriend Nicole not being too fond of Suzy]], the post about a [[http://imgur.com/CPyzH7n censored image]] that appeared in Part 18 of ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' (which was ''originally'' proven as fake, but was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj48BtLbgMo later on]] [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ConspiracyGrumps/comments/2s7ua0/i_found_the_jakey_mii_post_doctoring_100_confirmed/ proven to been true]]), and some instances on Arin being so secretive of Jon's departure.\\
From all this, it does seem like a huge controversial thing happened, especially considering how Jon seems pretty calm about speaking about Game Grumps, all while Arin seems rather...''silent'' about it (in comparison to Danny and Ross who seem fine with being friends with Jon). More theories have appeared since Jon and Nicole's responses to posts on reddit regarding the departure, especially when it came to a theory surrounding the events during and after E3 of 2013 (which lead up to Jon's departure). This was finally jossed at Magfest 2015, where Jon and Arin publicly had a reunion. [[http://lolitazombie.tumblr.com/post/109055890747/met-my-favorite-two-youtubers-jontron-and Yep, they're still friends.]]
* FanNickname: The fanbase came up with "Kinda Grump" for Danny, half out of wanting Jon to keep his title and half out of his temperament being somewhere between Arin's and Jon's.
* FountainOfMemes: Two incredibly quotable people in one room. The result was inevitable.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CWfOcXSaMQ A Game Grumps animated]] based on a {{Manga/Naruto}} video game ended with [[http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7600/4xnf.png Jon looking at Arin]] exactly the same way Sasuke looked at Naruto before leaving Konoha to pursue a personal quest... About a month later, and Jon left the Grumps to pursue his own quest.
** In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Danny and Arin joking about the goofiness and cheesiness of the Fast and the Furious movies... in a video uploaded the day after Paul Walker died in a car crash.
** All the hosts on the show have spent close to two years making fun of the 'like, comment and subscribe' shtick a lot of other Youtube channels do. What did Arin eventually decide to add? An end slate with a giant subscribe button that he overtly points out at the end of the videos.
** In Disney Think Fast, one of the hosts says of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] "For my third wish, go die!" A few months later, Creator/RobinWilliams, the voice of Genie [[TheOtherDarrin (but not in the game)]] [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]].
* GrowingTheBeard: Danny really grew into his role as [[LegacyCharacter Not so Grump]]. It's generally accepted that when the intro was changed to be less a remake of Jon's intro but using Danny's voice to a more harmonious version of the intro was the point where Danny and Arin's playing off of each other really started to take off.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** A fair number of Jon's last episodes, thanks to the fact that we didn't ''know'' they were his final episodes at the time. Things like Jon gleefully declaring "THE GAME GRUMPS ARE BACK, FOLKS!" in Shatterhand are a lot sadder in the wake of the sudden announcement that he'd left the show for good.
** [[https://twitter.com/RubberNinja/status/325520742202605569 This]] Twitter conversation featuring Jon and Ross about Jon being replaced as Not So Grump.
** Every time Jon and Arin joke about being together forever, or just about everything between them on the Heartwarming page qualifies, especially as of now since it gives horrible implications that Jon and Arin ''may not'' be friends anymore.
** In the middle of their panel at MAGfest 13, Ross pulls out his phone to discover Creator/MontyOum is calling him. He ignores the call saying "Not now, Monty." [[http://rubberninja.tumblr.com/post/109929810190/rip-monty-oum-june-22-1981-february-1-2015 According to Ross]], Monty's wife Sheena was calling to tell him about Monty's coma. One could only imagine the panel grinding to a halt if he actually answered his phone.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Arin and Danny's playthrough of VideoGame/PunchOut for Wii started exactly one day before Little Mac was announced for the fourth VideoGame/SuperSmashBros game. Made endlessly funnier by the fact that they actually discuss the possibility of a Punch-Out character making it into Smash Bros. in the third episode (though they were predicting King Hippo rather than Little Mac).
** From within the same playthrough, partway through Danny's last rematch with Don Flamenco, he and Arin have a SeinfeldianConversation on the nature of headbutting (Danny was looking for a way to shut Arin up without releasing the controller). Then they fight [[CombatPragmatist Aran Ryan]], who cheats by (amongst other things) headbutting. The video even finishes with Ryan KO'ing Danny with a headbutt.
** Also from the same playthrough, Arin thinks it would be awesome if Little Mac became "comically jacked" from his experiences boxing. Though not available in the standard mode of gameplay, Little Mac does indeed become ridiculously bulky, a form that is his Final Smash in the upcoming Smash Bros.
** In their ''The Amazing Frog?'' video, they were fighting over a crown (and supposedly the title of "Ribbit King"). Cue a Game Grumps VS series in which they face off in a against each other in a game titled ''Ribbit King''.
** A momentary joke about people coming to watch games over cats during Jon and Arin's playthrough of Mega Man 7 became funnier when the 2014 April Fool's Day joke was Arin and Ross's cats just fooling around for the entire episodes.
** In the ''Super Mario 3D World'' playthrough, they play as Peach and Luigi. Sometimes, they joke about Luigi flirting with Peach or being attracted to her. Now, wasn't there a little song they sang...?
* HoYay:
** In Kirby Super Star, if you eat some food, you can kiss your partner to give them some of it, leading to Egoraptor and JonTron talking about kissing each other on-camera. This lead to, in one episode when Egoraptor had Wheelie: "I wanted to ride you, but apparently I had to kiss you first".
** Picked up on the ''SteamTrain'' playthrough of ''TheSims 4'', in which Arin and Dan avatars are quickly thrown into a passionate love affair.
** The entire ending of Part 7 of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. Arin asks Dan to kiss him, then makes a kissing noise and insists it really happened. In Part 14, Arin reveals that he actually did think he was gay for a few years as a kid, thanks to how badly his parents screwed up TheTalk.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CORtX1JJ0Pc&t=6m15s Oh my.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjrm2gLuHmo&t=5m25s And again.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-WH4a_WWA&feature=plcp Several moments throughout this episode.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTNc2g4yo18&t=10m27s OK, now this is just ridiculous.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHr0boy2xO8 How about this?]]
* HolyShitQuotient: After years of refusing to do so, Dan and Arin finally acknowledged the JonTron era on Episode 109 of Pokemon: FireRed, in reference to the fact that the series had surpassed Sonic 06 as the Grumps' longest series. The fandom promptly lost their minds.
* HypeBacklash:
** For the ''Sonic 2006'' playthrough, the fandom was eagerly awaiting Silver's Dusty Desert, which features the infamous ball puzzle, known for being incredibly rage-inducing and time-consuming. The Grumps only spend 13 minutes on it and only get kinda annoyed by it.
** A similar note is during [[ScrappyLevel Radical Train]] as Sonic. Especially for fans of [[LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006 of a certain other Sonic '06 LP]]. They beat it with only a few tries.
* JustHereForGodzilla:
** A number of fans claimed to have lost interest in the series once Jon left - not necessarily out of spite towards Arin or Danny, but because of the sort of conversations that occurred between Arin and Jon specifically.
* MagnumOpus:
** The general consensus seems to be (in both the eyes of the fans and Jon and Arin) that ''Goof Troop'' was the best series of Game Grumps's first year. Sonic 06 was a strong contender, but was bogged down by several lulls in quality and lacking a proper ending. When it comes to the first year's one-shots, people usually agree that either ''Drakhen'', ''Chuckie Cheese'' or the Guest Grumps with Grant Kirkhope are the best.
** For Year 2 of Grumps, ''Out Of This World'' and ''Dennis The Menace'' tend to be considered the best series and one-off respectively. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is also being called Sonic 06 V2.0 by some fans - ''Super Mario Sunshine'' is actually considered better by some, as it lacks the ArcFatigue that Sonic 06 suffered (at least one Shine gained most videos and much more attention paid to the game, with them actually looking up what to do when they're stuck). It helps that they actually finished ''Sunshine'', marking it as the 2nd longest completed series under the Grumps' belt.
** Dan & Arin's playthrough of ''Amazing Frog?'' on the Ouya has been attracting rave responses from fans, especially the chase for the crown. It's now brought up for best year 2 one shot episode of Game Grumps.
* MemeticBadass:
** Barry. Even before his first true appearances on the show he had a cult following, and now that he has, he's lived up to the reputation and won every episode of Steam Rolled he's participated in so far. Arin and Danny invoke this in ''Super Mario Sunshine'' when they finally get the Pachinko machine star, saying Barry came in and did it for them and then spend an entire minute gushing about how amazing Barry is.
** Apparently Macho Man Randy Savage [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qxsafB6gow saved the world from the Rapture]].
* MemeticMolester: [[Film/DennisTheMenace Mr. Wilson]]. According to Danny he teaches Dennis how to play a game called "butt-ball" in his basement and warns him to never tell his parents.
* MemeticSexGod Kevin. Just, Kevin. In every video that he appears in the comments section is full of people who want to have sex with him. This also extends to Danny who,in his own words wants to "Take [His] tiny Filipino body bend it over a table and take [Him] to frisco town for days"
* MemeticMutation:
** [[ForcedMeme They specifically noted they want "Seven Asses" to become a meme just because it's ridiculous]]. They succeeded with flying colors.
** Other memes just from the first two weeks: "Higgs Boson", "Boopinest", "Pause Balls", "Groomp", and "Poppy Bros".
** Another is "[x] is in Egoraptor", a response to one of the guys getting an email asking if Ross (pre-Steam Train) was "in Egoraptor" (implying they thought Egoraptor referred to a group of people, not one individual).
** In the more traditional sense of a meme, the word "tinky" in relation to bosses that make a "tink" noise to denote invincibility when they're hit.
** "HEY I'M GRUMP" is one used somewhat ironically by those who dislike the show, and [[OverlyLongGag legitimately]] by some who like it.
*** Similarly: "HEY I'M [x]" "I'M NOT SO [x]"
** The "you're a pizza!" line has given way to the (too-easy) character insult "Pete's a pizza" in the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''[=/=]''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' fandom overlap.
** JON'S GAY, SHOW US YOUR BUTT.
** While they did not invent the meme, they have definitely contributed to the spread of the phrase "realtalk", typically by saying "Yo, realtalk" or "But seriously, realtalk".
** Intentionally mangling the show title. "WELCOME TO GRAM GROOP!"
** Ross' 'is rly good' from Steam Train.
** Mycaruba, the joke name Arin and Danny gave to the sidekick alien in Out Of This World, took off overnight. Between July and August 2013, it's been impossible to go onto the Grumps subreddit without at least one top-rated thread that lulls people into a Mycaruba joke. It reached a critical mass when the Grumps themseves [[http://www.reddit.com/r/gamegrumps/comments/1k2odm/message_to_the_game_grumps_subreddit_please_read/cbku02h got in on the act]].
*** In light of that, 'I'VE BEEN DIDDLED!' or some variant is the appropriate response to it.
** [[Series/DennisTheMenace Get outta here!]]
** [[MobileSuitGundam Oh hey, Big Zam!]][[note]]This is a reference to the ''Gundam: Battle Assault 2'' vs. episode, where Danny would keep picking Big Zam. After a few rounds, he would jokingly think about selecting another character, before going back to Big Zam.[[/note]]
** [[NoInsideVoice WORLD]] [[TestosteronePoisoning FAMOUS]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs PUGILIST]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname TOMMY RAY HANDLEY!]][[note]]In reference to a common joke Danny makes, which is his go-to to mock old people who talk about 'back in my day'-type stories.[[/note]]
** ""Are x and y still friends?"" [[note]] After he left the show, Jon did a live stream in which he answered fan questions. One question he read aloud was 'are Jon and Arin still friends?' This lead to an awkward silence before Jon brushed off the subject and deflected it with humor. Since then, the quote has become the go-to phrase to mock any controversy about Jon's leaving the show.[[/note]] "No, because x beat y's fiance."[[note]]A joke follow up to the above question is usually a joke referring to a widely-spread rumor that the fallout happened because Jon had hurt Suzy. While the rumor is generally considered bogus, it's often done as a mock response to highlight the ridiculousness of the speculation and rumors.[[/note]]
** Though Danny didn't create Wolfjob, he is responsible for its current memetic status.
** Just about everything from the Mayor Luigi bit in ''Super Mario Bros. 2'', particularly:
*** "A fine day for mayoring!"
*** "Death approaches! Better skedaddle! One-two!"
*** "Don't hit the albatross, rocket!"
** "Barry, edit in/out [x]!" has been picked up by other [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] as a ShoutOut whenever they make their own editing requests or reminders.
** It's snowing on Mt. Fuji.[[note]]In an episode of their ''Sonic Boom'' playthrough, Danny tries to make up a haiku on the spot. He does fine for the first two lines, but the last one ends with this phrase (which had nothing to do with the rest of the haiku and doesn't follow the syllable format). He then decreed that all haikus must end with "It's snowing on Mt. Fuji," and the fans started rolling with it.[[/note]]
** The audio clip of Jon and Arin playing ''Sonic'', in which Knuckles's model is stuck to a pillar and Arin explodes in fury, is pretty relevant to any ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' scene.
** Cranberries
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** To /v/, Jon's '''''ECH ECH'''''.
** Danny's rendition of "''I'M NOT-SO-GRUMP!''" has irked a couple of fans.
** Referenced by Danny in episode 47 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'':
--> '''Arin''': That gives me a bit of health!
--> '''Danny''': And stops the beeping.
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Danny''': And help preserve my sanity. Beep. Beep. Beep.
** Similarly, in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where Danny contemplates dying just to stop the constant beeping.
** Jon's bleating ''"AAAAARRIIIIIINNN!"'' from the iconic "WHAT IS THIS?" moment in part 20 of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''.
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound:
** The "boop" noise from the ''VideoGame/GoofTroop'' game. [[MemeticMutation It's the boopinest game ever!]]
** Jon's screaming is just about always hilarious to listen to, as well as his singing. Same goes for Danny, as both Jon and Danny are talented singers. Arin's not so bad, either.
** Whenever Arin cracks-up at something particularly funny, you can't help but laugh with him.
* NauseaFuel: In the middle of the Sonic '06 playthrough, we hear a ''really'' graphic story from JonTron about the time that Egoraptor got food poisoning while he was at [=MAGfest=]. Definitely not for the squeamish.
** In episode 87 of the Sonic playthrough, Arin has another profoundly graphic story about food poisoning. Incidentally, this story is told during White Acropolis, just like the first story was.
** The episode based on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usXxUHH80r0 Build-a-Bear]] game has several vertigo-inducing camera wiggly woogles paired with Arin doing a particularly [[HellIsThatNoise sickening]] voice.
* NightmareFuel:
** The ROM Hack concept for BanjoKazooie that the two come up with, featuring a [[HellIsThatNoise bloodcurdling scream as death sounds]], a HeartbeatSoundtrack, and eerie noises getting louder with each Jiggy collected.
** Egoraptor's story, also in Clanker's Cavern. He was home alone one day, and his family's cordless phone rang. It was down in the basement, so he went to go answer it. He answered, and all he heard was an [[HellIsThatNoise echoing droning noise,]] which he has admitted to being afraid of. So basically he was home all alone, in a dark basement, hearing a noise that utterly terrifies him through a phone...
** Nearly anything they talk about in [[BanjoKazooie Clanker's Cavern,]] appropriately enough.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcfSAZxYTs giant snowman]] in Banjo Kazooie that has massive eyes. At least according to Jon.
** The ending of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqQZ-pjGPs the Spice World episode]] is genuinely unsettling.
** Similarly, the ending of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjb5Oqoal3U the 4th Pocky and Rocky episode]] is pretty creepy.
** In the Grant Kirkhope episode, Jon, Arin and Grant [[spoiler:have the clip of the finale of BanjoKazooie rather than play it themselves]]. When this is over it cuts back to [[spoiler: Banjo in a dark, dank pipe, slowing drowning to death]]. Kinda makes it seem like it was all in [[spoiler:Banjo's]] head while he slowly dies.
** Arin and Danny have a simultaneous heart-attack the moment Mr. Wilson appears on screen while playing ''Film/DennisTheMenace''. The sprite -- little more than the giant, pixelated head of his actor, Walter Matthau, on a tiny bathrobe-wearing body -- has been described by multiple people as a [[UncannyValley super uncanny]] Saddam Hussein wearing a bathrobe. It isn't made any better by the [[MemeticMolester personality]] Arin and Danny come up with for him, nor his tendency to [[JumpScare appear with no warning and leave them no time to react]].
** In the Endless Ocean episode, Danny talks about ''OpenWater'', a film in which a husband and wife are left behind after a scuba dive when the boat drives off without them. He talks about this while the onscreen character is swimming around in the aptly-named Endless Ocean. The film is frightening enough, but combining a description of it with the visuals on a comedy show makes it a touch unnerving. [[FridgeHorror Just don't think about it too hard.]]
** The ''Teletubbies'' episode. Aside from the live-action segment, the game is rife with UncannyValley and ParanoiaFuel that causes [[spoiler: Arin to kill himself again]].
--> ''"Duck goes quack. Duck goes quack. [[ParanoiaFuel Duck goes quack quack quack]]."''
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames:
** ''VideoGame/GoofTroop''. They found it a little derivative of Zelda, but also pointed out that it did a lot of things that Zelda wouldn't do until Four Swords (for example: co-op with the ability to grief the other player).
** The ''{{Naruto}} Shippuden'' fighting game, saying the fighting reminds them of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' and that there's plenty of SceneryPorn.
%%** Plus ''Godzilla''.
** Arin also likes ''The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley''.
* OlderThanTheyThink: World Famous Pugilist Tommy Ray Handley only became a [[MemeticMutation memetic popular character]] after the joke regarding him late in their Kirby's Epic Yarn gameplay, but he was actually named earlier in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NF-KBE-O6U#t=60 Super Mario Sunshine]].
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Arin and Jon generally feel this way about the licensed games they received, although it's PlayedForLaughs.
** Playing ''Rugrats In Paris: The Movie'' leads to [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide Arin committing suicide]]]].
** Playing ''Spice World'' results in [[spoiler:[[SanitySlippage Arin]] [[DeathAsComedy stabbing Jon with a knife]]]].
* ReplacementScrappy: Both Ross and Danny was this for about half the fandom at the start, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap but it died down after a while]] after they started to grow on the fans.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Starting with Part 6, their New Super Mario Bros Wii playthrough, which takes place after they read the comments, wherein they decided that they were being too vitriolic about their stance of ItsTheSameNowItSucks, as well as Jon being genuinely upset that he pissed off a lot of the viewers. They haven't retracted their opinions, but they were aware they weren't being fair about it.
** When Dan was introduced as Jon's replacement in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, he instantly became one of the biggest {{Base Breaker}}s ever due to half the fandom crying "[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks IT'S NOT THE SAAAAAAAAAME]]". As of the first episode of Super Mario Bros. 2, a good deal of the haters has given way to "Hey, Dan's actually pretty cool."
* SoBadItsGood: Danny thoroughly enjoyed their playthrough of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', because he found all of the bugs and clunky design hilarious.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: The running joke from "Jordan vs. Bird" of Arin picking grapes up off the ground, which continues through the episode and into others despite the fact that Danny hates it.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The Grumps's games are played at 60fps, but their recording software is only set to 30fps. This means any game constructs with a two-frame flicker effect will either appear completely solid or completely invisible. This will often make watching games like Castlevania or Gradius confusing, as several important sprites feature such an effect. Even in games that don't normally feature such an effect, it's usually the standard used for the player character in their [[MercyInvincibility invincibility frames]] after getting hit, meaning that viewers tend to see the player character sprite vanish for several seconds after getting hit, only to reappear somewhere else as they continue playing.
* SpoiledByTheFormat: The ''TMNT Tournament Fighters'' Game Grumps Vs. episode is specified as "best out of five" by Ego ([[MovingTheGoalposts after he loses twice]]). He manages to take the next round, but it's clear that Jon's going to win because there's only a couple minutes left in the episode by that point.
** In ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition'', Jon comments that he could win the episode when there's 5 full minutes left on the video. [[spoiler: He actually DOES win. They just decide to have another round anyway.]]
** Arin takes a 2-1 advantage in a best of five about nine minutes before the end of the Castlevania: Judgement video. It's painfully obvious that Jon's going to win the fourth round and tie it up. [[spoiler: Not only does Jon tie it up, but he ends up winning the fifth match.]]
** Chu Chu Rocket takes up two episodes, and despite Jon having 2/3 victories at the start of the second episode, the second episode is 18 minutes long. [[spoiler: Jon actually wins about a third into the episode, and they just spend a surprising amount of time on the game's puzzle mode.]]
* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNizrobWjBU "Ode to Jon"]]. It has its funny moments, but it's still rather bittersweet, seeing Jon suddenly leave.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The first episode with Danny from Music/NinjaSexParty has received a lot of dislikes, with a good portion of the comments complaining about Jon's absence.
** WebVideo/SteamTrain elicited this during its first few days, probably not helped by them being posted on the same day Jon left. It was so bad that the first two posted videos (the introduction and Hotline Miami Part 1) received a significant portion of dislikes.
** The addition of an end slate with an in-video subscribe button and animated outro has caused people to accuse the Grumps of hypocrisy and for selling out.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The two receive ''Psycho Dream'', a Super Famicom WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs game... and choose to make it a one-off.
** Ditto with VideoGame/SengokuBasara, a Hack & Slash set in Feudal Japan.
** The Grumps pick up Mega Man X7 for four episode before ragequitting it, and they didn't even pick Flame Hyenard's stage. It would have been hilarious to see them react to his [[MostAnnoyingSound constant screaming]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FJTK_iNA5s BURN TO THE- BUR- BURN! - BURN TO THE GROUND! BURN TO THE- BURN TO THE GROUND!]]
** They finally pick up ''[[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]]'' and play for... 12 episodes.
** Danny had never even set eyes on ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', yet for some reason Arin's the one who plays it.
* UncannyValley: Though it's never named, their argument about whether [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Princess Elise]] is cute seems to hinge on whether or not she falls into it.
* {{Unperson}}: Due to Jon's time as Not-So-Grump not being addressed or referenced on post-Jon episodes, there is a common belief amongst fans that the two had a falling out which led to Jon's departure. The belief would explain why Arin has not acknowledged Jon on the show since he left. Somewhat averted, though, as Arin [[http://www.reddit.com/r/gamegrumps/comments/2ts6qj/hi_this_is_ross_im_really_fucking_bored_and_im_on/co1usj7 confirmed through an impromptu Reddit AMA conducted by Ross]] that they caught up with each other at [=MAGFest 13=] and are on good terms. Jon was finally mentioned in episode 109 of ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRed'', in reference to the fact that the playthrough had officially passed Sonic '06 as the longest ever Game Grumps playthrough. This was more than a year and a half after Jon's departure.
* VocalMinority: Possibly the reason why the complaints in the comments section are never addressed: ultimately, the vast majority of their videos have at least 95% likes, even on episodes of no real note. It's when it's not a minority anymore (e.g. the WebVideo/SteamTrain fiasco) that the complaints get some kind of acknowledgement and/or apology.
* WhatAnIdiot: During a game of Wheel of Fortune, Arin and Jon could not figure out the puzzle SPI__ FRIED SHRIMP[[note]]The answer was SPICY FRIED SHRIMP[[/note]].
** In Episode 83 of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed]]'', Sch[[note]]Charizard[[/note]] evolves and Arin attempts to delete Scratch to make room for Wing Attack. [[EpicFail He ends up deleting Flamethrower instead]].
--> '''Danny''': What is ''wrong'' with you? ''How do you fuck up a menu?''
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Despite the goofiness, Arin and Jon confess in one of the ''Mega Man 7'' videos that they are neither high nor drunk when doing the show. In fact, Arin is actually a ''teetotaler''.
** The accusation that the Grumps are drunk or high is one they've fielded before, with even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9lMsaxHWMo Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole]] alleging that they must be on weed at least.
* WinTheCrowd: Danny largely won over the fans still hurting over Jon's departure with his "Mayor Luigi" bit during ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
* TheWoobie: Arin's constant failure at Nickelodeon GUTS goes from hilarious to sad when, try as he might, he just can't get past a certain point in the second obstacle course, until he just has his character crawl into a corner and wait for the time to run out.
** He can also become this when you compare his VS results to Jon's.
** Dan in ''Super Mario 3D World'' when Arin insists on treating the game, which he's far more experienced at, as a competition, and proceeds to act like a playground bully constantly cheating Dan out of points. Though this does make it immensely satisfying when Dan switches from Luigi to the much faster Toad after a few episodes and suddenly Arin's the one playing defense. And then proceeds to go absolutely out of control with tormenting him by throwing useful items out of their inventory willy-nilly and screwing them over on purpose, especially in World Flower's Pipeline Boom Lagoon.
* YokoOhNo: After Arin put a trigger warning for discussion of suicide on one video, Suzy got attacked for "forcing" him to do it. [[http://flapflaps.tumblr.com/post/96233235932/okay-i-am-confused-why-am-i-being-attacked-for Here is her opinion on it]].