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Awesome: The Runaway Guys

Mario Party

  • The group talks about Wario's infamous "D'OH I MISSED!" quote while playing Mario's Rainbow Castle. They actually get him to say it at the very end, to their satisfaction.
  • NCS's sudden victory in Wario's Battle Canyon. Seriously, who saw that coming?
  • Even the CPU gets one! It seems like Wario is about to lose a mini-game, when at the last second, the platform rises and allows him to win the match.
  • Chuggaconroy's victory at Magma Mountain. At first it seems like the computer will win, as it had 3 stars to the other players' one...then Jon lands on Chance Time on the FINAL TURN, and causes Chuggaconroy to swap stars with the computer. The computer gets two of the bonus stars, evening their scores, but it's then revealed that Chugga had a maximum coin count of exactly ONE COIN more than the computer's, earning him the final bonus star for the win. Chugga literally hugged Jon when this happened. And before you say NCS was robbed of victory yet again, both he and Jon had less coins than the computer, thus, even if they had swapped stars during chance time, they would have lost due to being tied in stars but behind in coins.
    • And remember, this wouldn't have been possible if Jon didn't get the Chance Time at the two needed factors (Wario trading the coins), so give him credit!
    • Actually, observing the count, Jon or Tim could have won if they'd obtained the stars, had Chugga and Wario lost the 2v2 minigame that followed, which would have brought their coin counts just over Wario's. That being said, as the count turned out, had Jon gotten the stars, he would have LOST to the AI by ONE coin.
  • ProtonJon managing to get a 100% accuracy on one of the many matches of Face Lift.
  • ProtonJon, having been royally screwed over for most of Yoshi's Tropical Island, managing to win.
  • The final mini-game in the Let's Play is simply epic. For one, it's the first Mini-game they played in the Let's Play, and for another, that it lasted for a good two minutes when it would normally be about thirty seconds.
  • In Yoshi’s Tropical Island, Jon actually manages to shake himself off the NPC in Crane Game, which is nearly impossible, while being the one closest to the pipe, no less!
  • After repeatedly losing to the NPC in the Musical Mushroom game, Chugga manages to finally beat it during Peach's Birthday Cake.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

  • ProtonJon, in world 4-2, managing to get to the top of the flagpole by jumping on top of Chuggaconroy's (or Mario's, at least in the game) head, following up by jumping on JoshJepson's (Or yellow Toad's) head. That was Lampshaded by Chugga.
  • When discussing the Koopalings when they reach world five, Chugga manages to prove ProtonJon, of all people, wrong about something in Super Mario World. This is Lampshaded during the conversation by Jon exclaiming "How many times have I fucking played Mario World?!"
  • During a run to get a star coin from a fortress, they all died from platforms to the head. The second time they do so, Jon immediately screams for them to turn back... but NCS (Luigi) has hopped all the way to the other side and into a pipe, without being harmed.
  • In an LP notorious for deaths of all kinds, ProtonJon manages to only die once in the ninth episode of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
    • As mentioned on the main page (so no spoilers will apply), Josh lost the least number of lives in Episode 11. Small feat, but still one to be mildly proud of.
  • ProtonJon getting 99 lives. (Maybe now he'll let everyone else get some...)
    • Yeah... not going to happen (as shown in episode 14).
  • In episode 9, while in a cave filled with giant Wigglers, Chugga is the only person not to get hit by said Wigglers. He uses awesome jump-dodging skills, perfectly timed spinning, and hiding in a hole to do this. Even ProtonJon, who is basically his rival for the series, compliments him on it!
  • Jon had a huge one in episode 14. He decided that he hadn't been trolling enough and decided to really get dangerous in response to the group's repeated collective fails. He threw shells at Josh and NCS, jumped into a pipe on the second try after watching Chugga fail around four times, survived a barrage of bullet bills, grinded extra lives despite having more than everyone else, screwed Chugga out of a chance at a star coin and extra lives, gloated about being an ass hole, got the star coin, and then managed to avoid Chugga long enough to be the only person on the flag pole at the end. Wow. What a Magnificent Bastard.
  • The bubble jumping. It didn't exactly get them to the end like they hoped, but they survived in awesome ways for several seconds. Now if only they could do that longer, they could beat similar levels with ease.
  • Finally defeating their seemingly most hated level in World 7 by having Chugga carry Josh and Jon ride Yoshi with NCS in its mouth. Jon even used NCS as a projectile to nab the final Star Coin. They lampshaded this at the end, saying they managed to defeat it with the power of teamwork.
    • Aaaand no more teamwork as of the next level, wherein they quickly start trying to kill each other. And again, lampshaded.
  • In episode 15, NCS somehow pulls off a hilarious glitch. He jumps for the flagpole, then bubbles the instant he reaches the top. So Luigi disappears, NCS gets the 1-up, and an empty bubble floats away, leaving the Guys with hilarious reactions.
  • Literally all four of them get separate ones during the World 8 airship.
    • Tim survives a short while with the others in bubbles and nabs a Star Coin that is literally covered by two Mechakoopas without getting hurt.
    • Jon pulls off a perfect wall jump to reach a Star Coin over a pit and bubbles to safety.
    • Josh jumps off the others' heads enough times and high enough to reach a screw that needs to be spun.
    • Chugga surviving getting thrown into a fire by bubbling RIGHT before hitting the fire.
  • In the final battle with Bowser, they do have to do the fight three times due to deaths, but there are a couple moments in there. For example, Chugga is always the one to hit the first switch note , which kind of makes sense considering he's Mario. There's also Josh grabbing the final Star Coin during the third run (it was Jon the other times), and lastly Jon running through most of the final portion, only for Chugga to appear and get his bubble popped, then miss hitting the switch by a split-second.
  • Throughout World 8 in general, despite knowing next to nothing about this place, guess who seems to be the one to carry the group through? TIM.
  • After the final battle, during the credits minigame, Tim actually gets more coins than Josh and Chugga, reaching second place (Jon got over 200), proving just how much better he's gotten since the start.
  • While Jon is running across a timed path to reach a Star Coin, Tim zips ahead and nabs the coin instead. They didn't survive to the end of the level, though...
    • Josh succeeded in grabbing the coin on a later attempt. They didn't survive that one either.
  • While in 9-4, they need to figure out how to enter a red pipe... which is horizontal... over a giant pit. The way to do this is use an Ice Flower to freeze a piranha plant that comes out of a green pipe below it (but angled the same), providing a platform. Everybody except Chugga loses their ice flower, and Chugga also loses it right at this point... but not before launching a lucky shot, striking the piranha plant the instant it comes out of the pipe, leaving a one-inch platform. Jon then gets into the red pipe with it. Big "YES!" ensues. (It's more awesome when you actually see it.)
  • YMMV, but Chugga managing to evade having to use a continue even under the pressure of Jon's constant attempts of killing him is one. During the final tally, the most common death cause for Chugga is Jon himself! (And vice-versa.)
  • Josh managing to jump across circling platforms and fuzzies to grab a coin that the other guys were having trouble with.
    Jon: *Josh is hopping over to the coin, unnoticed* I might need someone to follow me for when I freeze the platform...
    Josh: *grabs the coin* Or I could just be a Bad Ass.
  • Beating the supposedly hardest level in the game on only two tries. They did point out that the level would have been much harder for a solo player, but still.
  • Jon winning the whole thing overall, despite spending so much time trying to kill Chugga. He had even gotten the most coins in the credits sequence! It all may have been a Foregone Conclusion, but that doesn't mean we should overlook that it soundly established his place as The Ace of the team. That is awesome.
  • Despite the difficulty he seems to find in pressing A to not die, Tim is consistently awesome throughout the LP. Sure, it plays second fiddle to his Butt Monkey / Plucky Comic Relief status and he's always Overshadowed by Awesome, but he gets a few moments before Chugga points it out in the finale. For instance, running through a death-trap while everybody else is on the verge of freaking out, yelling for him to get out of the falling blocks' paths... and he expertly weaves through the blocks, landing neatly in front of the nearly-sealed-off secret exit. Of course, he follows this amazing feat by bubbling right before the flagpole, but he may have had an ulterior motive for that, too.
  • Level 6-4, all of them end the level with a major power up (the propeller suit), catch the top of the flagpole, AND have the fireworks.
  • Josh in 8-1. Crowning Moment of Funny too.
    Chugga: Josh, don't fail us now!
    Josh: I will totally fail you now! *proceeds to not fail them now*

Subspace Emissary

  • Two involving Trophy Stands:
    • One is during the Fire Emblem stage, where Chugga grabs a Trophy Stand without noticing and continues for a bit with it. When he reaches a key, he tries to pick it up, only to throw the Trophy Stand forward, bounce it off a wall, and hit an enemy behind him.
    • Another is when Tim grabs a Trophy Stand in The Forest and throws it upward, completely missing the only remaining enemy. The enemy floats over to Tim just as the stand comes back down, capturing the enemy.
  • Tim actually gets the last hit on Galleom during the first fight with him.
  • Related to the above, Jon curb stomping Galleom with Charizard's Rock Smash.
  • Chugga kills Ridley by doing Thunder while jumping off the edge.
  • In the Research Facility, Chugga is forced to go through an entire level on his own without any spare lives. He does it almost perfectly.
  • During a battle on a floating platform, Chugga is Donkey Kong and Tim is Captain Falcon. However, Tim thinks he's playing as Donkey Kong. Despite this, when Falcon falls off the edge, he still manages to pull off a perfect recovery, without even knowing who he's actually playing as.
    • Even before that, keep an eye on Captain Falcon; Tim, despite not knowing that's who he's playing as, manages to kill quite a few enemies without meaning to. In fact, if it's your first time watching the video, you'd likely think he knew he was Falcon!
  • YMMV (like this whole page,) but a pretty notable one is Jon taking advantage of the Steve meme so much that it makes Chugga weep. Also a Crowning Moment of Funny. To elaborate: Jon used this to his advantage on the Pikmin portion of the game, which leads to Chugga moaning at the very mention of it, followed by Captain Falcon killing all the Pikmin but Steve. Cue Chugga sobbing and Jon creating dialogue between Olimar and Steve, then saying Chugga should play as him that round. Chugga slides off until the next round, where Jon forces him to play as Olimar by withholding both controllers and making sure Chugga "piks" Olimar.
  • False Peach keeps nearly killing Chugga over and over, but he manages to hold his own and end up winning.
  • They purposely had Samus deliver the finishing blow to Meta Ridley.
  • During a battle against a giant swarm of enemies, Tim is the only one left alive against the final enemy, an Armank. The guys have had troubles with Armanks for a while now, but Tim manages to defeat this one by himself. Cue cheering.
  • Chugga gets one in episode 17, when he is playing as the Ice Climbers with Jon, and then both Jon and Nana die, leaving Chugga with Popo. Despite being handicapped, he manages to defeat Cyber Peach and own a bunch of Floows, all without dying. Jon was impressed.
  • A somewhat more subtle example is the fight with Chugga and Jon against Cyber Luigi. They take no damage whatsoever throughout the entire fight, and they spend much of the battle conversing with each other, not paying much attention to the actual fight.
  • During the final battle against, Tabuu, Snake (Chugga) was caught by Tabuu's whip and would be killed with the damage he's taken. Luckily, Yoshi (Jon) manages to save him and defeat Tabuu at the same time. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny due to the position Snake was stuck in after Tabuu was defeated.
    Jon: Yo-You were stuck in what was probably going to kill you, and then we glitched it. We beat the game glitching!
    Chugga: We beat the game by glitching when this is supposed to be the realm of glitches. How fitting, Tabuu died to a glitch.
  • Jon winning against Toon Link. Both are blown off the screen. Jon won because Toon Link flew off a second before him. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

  • The guys play a free-for-all match and Tim manages to kill Jon twice, and it ends up so that Chugga beat both of them, with Tim in second place. Not an example of this trope for Jon, but for the other two.
    • The second match counts as one for both Chugga and Jon: Tim loses all of his stock early in the match, leaving Jon in the lead. Chugga manages to pull ahead and win rather epically, though it takes three PK Starstorms to do it. The fact that Chugga managed to win both matches is one of these moments, and the fact that Jon put up such a good fight in the second round is another.
  • In the tournament, during the Sudden Death match between Tim and Donnabellez, Tim wins in just one attack within seconds.
    • The fact that Donna managed to tie the game to enter Sudden Death with only a second left on the clock also counts.
    • The fact that Tim's fight with Donna was so evenly matched (both were probably the least experienced players in the tournament) makes it serve as one for both of them.
  • On the opposite side of the spectrum is Jon's fight with ALG, where both players are very evenly matched, experienced, and using very similar characters (Ike and Marth). The match finally ended with Jon knocking ALG into the air and watching as an exploding block spawned on him, sending ALG off the map.
  • Chugga's victory against Josh:
    Chugga: FIRE YUMS, BALLS! (smashes a flaming soccer ball into Josh, knocking him off the stage and killing him)
    • For that matter, his victory over Lucahjin. He wins without losing a stock, but how much does she do to him? A mere 27% damage. Curb-Stomp Battle indeed.
  • In the second round, between SyKhotic and SuperJeenius, they are fighting on Norfair. At one point, the giant lava wall (which covers the entire screen and deals massive damage to anyone hit by it, with the only way to avoid it being by either staying offscreen long enough or hiding in a safety capsule) appears, and SyKhotic hides in the capsule while Jeenius just stands around casually. He then jumps up at the last second, dodging the lava.
    SyKhotic: What.
    SuperJeenius: (completely nonchalant) Problem?
    SyKhotic: Gah-what?
    SuperJeenius: Trollface.jpg?
    SyKhotic: No, that's... that's not-
  • Diabetus and Chuggaaconroy's fight could be the best one yet. Both of them were completely serious for once, matching each other move for move.
  • And the winner is... ProtonJon. How they won was pretty Curbstompy.
    • And ironically, Ike, who was Killed Off for Real in the Subspace LP, gets his chance of glory.

Mario Party 2

  • Once again, the guys find themselves playing Shy Guy Says in Pirate Land. And once again, Chugga somehow manages to hold his own for at least a minute despite the Shy Guy's fakeouts being trickier than before (though Jon failed a short while in).
  • In the Archer-ival mini game, Tim manages to avoid the computer player's arrows for the whole time, in addition to Jon and Chugga never being shot at.
  • In Pirate Land, near the very end, Chugga gets a Hidden Block with a Star in it, letting him win just in time.
  • At one point in Pirate Land, a Star appears on the space in front of Chugga.
  • Tim winning the Crane Game.
  • Tim tried to steal coins from DK when he first meets Boo, but accidentally got Jon instead. The kicker? Jon was close to the star and had 36 coins, which was actually the right move to do all along! He temporarily prevented Jon from grabbing the star!
  • Doubting that Tim has gotten better since the last Mario Party? Well, along with the two above examples, he has done several other amazing things; he uses strategy a lot better now, often has the most or second-most coins, and wins quite a few of the minigames. Plus, he's stopped going so easy on Jon and Chugga, as shown when he stops specifically attacking the AI and now goes after one of them if they have a big lead. In fact, the only reason he hasn't won a board yet is because Chugga and Jon have also gotten a bit better, plus he frequently gets bad rolls. And even then, he's still come surprisingly close.
    • Good examples on how he's gotten better is how he stayed in first place for the majority of Bowser Land, and how he never died whenever they played Platform Peril. Not to mention how he won 1st place in Bowser's Ballon Burst.
  • At the end of Western Land, Chugga challenges Tim to a duel, putting 30 coins (and potentially the Coin Star) on the line. Tim's reflexes were the victor.
    • In spite of that, Chugga still somehow manages to get not just the Coin Star, but all of the Bonus Stars, tying with Wario for Mini-game and Jon for Happening. And the kicker? Jon still won anyway from managing to get 3 hard-earned Stars over the course of the actual game.
  • Jon got 1 in space land. After landing on the "Happening space" and being chased back, he gets a hidden block that has a star...ON HIS FIRST TURN!
    • Strikes again in Mystery Land. He got between the warp points, thus missing the star... only to land on the star block space. THEN LATER, he refused the UFO ride to the star, since he thought Chugga would get to it first, only to land on a teleport space, which took him to ANOTHER star space, and to boot, [Luigi landed on THE SAME SPOT before but DIDN'T GET THE STAR! THEN LATER, he gets two more warp points and a low roll AND GETS A THIRD! HIDDEN! STAR!. The chances of this happening on a single board is just phenomenally low! Granted, two of them got stolen and he didn't need them to win anyways, since he got all three bonus stars which gave him the victory, but it was still ridiculous.
      • And you know what? On the last turn, he needed to roll a 9 to at least get one final star, which would be the first — and only — star he gets from Toad. He got the 9.
  • Everyone's racing to get a star, and Jon is down to the only roll that has a chance to get him there. Jon rolls a 1 and plays an item game, in which he wins the only negative item in the game, the Bowser Bomb. That's not the awesome part. He states that he meant to do this, so that when Chugga and Tim immediately go past the star, Baby Bowser, and thus Bowser's starting space, moves directly behind them. Effectively, Jon missed the star, but in the meantime he was able to screw Chugga and NCS out of EVERY one of their coins.
    • That's not even the best part: later that turn — knowing full well what Jon has planned — NCS chooses to use his dueling glove to challenge and beat Chugga in the dueling game, and then we're treated to this:
    Jon: But now you actually need a decent roll.
    NCS: That's not a problem. Watch this! (Rolls a 9, making it to the star with room to spare)
  • The guys are on the bad side of a 1-vs-3 game against Wario at Horror Land. Tim wins it for them.
  • Chugga and Jon respectively win Platform Peril and Shy Guy Says, each a game that they had yet to win in the LP and that the opposite player had always won so far in the LP.
  • Throughout the LP, Chugga, Jon, and the AI have a hard time getting Tim in Crane Game. Jon goes for him first in the last instance of the minigame being played, and gets him in the pipe.
  • Near the end of Bowser Land, Jon has to choose whether to steal a star from Tim, who has 2 stars, or Chugga, who has 1 star. He decides to steal a star from Chugga. Now, this wasn't out of spite or rivalry; he specifically planned this since Tim had no chance at the bonus stars. Not only this, but at the end of the game both Jon and Chugga got tied for one of the bonus stars, meaning that Jon only won because he stole a star from Chugga, which he specifically planned for. Talk about strategic.
  • Jon's massive streak in the Minigame Coaster, which spans multiple episodes. Chugga and Tim have barely even gotten to play because of him.
    Emile: Welcome to ProtonJon Plays Mario Party 2 featuring Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun.
  • After Jon and Chugga fail on Hot Rope Jump, Tim wins it on his first try. Keep in mind that to clear it, you have to jump over the flames fifty times, and none of the guys had survived past forty.
    • Similarly, there's Jon finally clearing Sneak 'n' Snore, which the guys have never won.
  • TWICE now, the guys have kept the AI from winning a single board in a Mario Party Game.

Mario Power Tennis

  • JoshJepson and Lucahjin have an incredibly long match, and Josh gets his first major victory in a Runaway Guys tournament.
  • Josh's match against Rodri was also just as long, and it was epic. Ending on a tiebreaker. Too bad Josh lost.
    • Rodri's comeback in the aformentioned match also counts. It goes all the way to a tiebreaker, and he was down by four points. He then forced it up to the point where he and Josh were tied at 6-6 (forcing a duce), and then took advantage and won with two consecutive volleys.
  • Chugga's tournament victory. Most of it was a straight up Curb-Stomp Battle against the other contestants, and he emerged undefeated after a very close tiebreaker match with Rodri.

Kirby's Return To Dreamland

  • NCS's sudden, unrivaled win during the last round of Ninja Dojo. Chugga got 500-some points. Tim? In the 700s.
  • At the end of episode 8, NCS has both the most boss kills and the fewest deaths.
  • Jon refuses to unlock a door with a gear behind it because that will give Chugga a chance to get the gear. After a bit of in-fighting, they all rush through the door and NCS ends up getting the gear instead. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Another one for NCS similar to the above wherein Kirby is the only one who can move fast enough (using Hi-Jump) to collect one gear. Tim happens to teleport over to Kirby and appear in the spot to collect the gear a split second before Kirby touches it.
  • "Hey, did we ever get the fish with the sword?" Guess what version of Ultra Sword comes out three seconds later. Said version also ends up cutting a volcano in half.

LittleBigPlanet

  • In episode 3, Jon and Chugga spend at least two full minutes trying to make a tricky jump to get a sticker while Lucah and Tim watch. Finally, Tim tries and does it on the first try.
  • Not an in-game example, but a comment from Tim on Episode 3. A troll on the video decided to start making comments and argue that Tim should not be a part of the Runaway Guys because of his apparent lack of video game skill. This went on for hours before Tim had enough and said this:
    Tim: So if I was good at games, would I be more acceptable? It doesn't matter that I've encouraged people to quit smoking or that I've lost 87 pounds in the last year, but you feel compelled to go around constantly pointing out that I'm a waste of people's time. I'm sorry, but if this is the worst thing going on in your life, you must have it pretty good.
  • In Episode 7, the group barely escapes a flaming train and end up swinging to safety while forming a hu-er, Sackboy chain (Lucah's clinging to Tim's ankles, Jon to Lucah's, and Chugga to Jon's).
  • Two different kinds in Episode 10. The first being Tim's day in the limelight, where he, the last one alive, completes a five minute gauntlet of fire without dying. The second is how they manage to speak in posh accents throughout the entire episode, as a bash against fans who accused them of being too obnoxious.
    • After those same fans turned around and accused the Guys of racism, Chugga himself intervened.
    Chugga: I think people misunderstood the point of this video... It wasn't to poke fun at the English or anything like that. On the first episode, we had a lot of people saying that we were way more offensive than usual, so we decided to try out an episode of being perfectly proper, politically correct, and never loud to show how weird TRG would be without it. It's a one-time thing and was more-so to make fun of ourselves than any group of people.

Wii Party

  • Chugga winning Board Game Island after ProtonJon seemed like he was about to take it instead.
  • Jon's performance in Chin-Up Champ.
    Jon: I AM THE IRON MAN!
  • Tim winning Swap Meet with twice as many points as everyone else combined.
  • Jon winning Spin Off with a five-digit score, while everyone else had less than 3000 on the final turn. Specifically, he had a whopping 70,450 medals!
    • However, he states that the victory felt hollow because of how unbalanced it was.

New Super Mario Bros. U

  • Nobody dies in episode 3. Tim and Josh are doing much better than in Wii, it seems.
    • And Chugga and Josh don't even bubble once!
  • Jon doesn't lose his first life until episode 6.
    • Also from episode 3 until episode 6, Josh didn't lose a life.
  • In episode 4, NCS capturing the thief enemy (Nabbit) they're chasing after. He also gets most of the star coins, as Chugga notes.
  • In episode 9, NCS manages to get in a pipe that they should have needed a shell for without needing it (at the cost of taking hits from enemies).
  • In episode 11, Josh catches Nabbit at the last moment, when they had thought they'd lost it and would have to redo the level.
  • In episode 15, all four of them reach the cap of 99 lives. Of course, it doesn't last because they then immediately go on to That One Level, but still.
  • Josh has a couple involving star coins in episode 18; first he's able to get one they should have needed a Starman to get by tanking a hit (which both NCS and Chugga had failed at) and then he manages to grab one at the last minute before the screen transitions, after Chugga had accidentally gone into a pipe early and nearly screwed them over and forced them to redo the level.
  • In the finale, Jon manages to keep his P-acorn right up to the end of the level (which Chugga can't believe) and Josh for getting the final hit on Bowser and thus the kiss from Peach.
  • In the infamous Superstar Road level "Run For It", the entire team cooperates to get all three star coins and beat the level in a single try. The awesome is only amplified taking into account a very close encounter with death. Truly their screams of victory were deserved.
    • And NCS has zero deaths in the first Superstar Road video, which includes the aforementioned level.
    • And it's not just "Run For It" either, the Guys manage to go through the whole first half of Superstar Road and grab all its Star Coins in a single attempt.
  • The third star coin of Superstar Road-6, "Fire Bar Cliffs". All of them are tiny and Jon is sure that it's near-impossible to get without being hit. Emile does it flawlessly on his second try.

Castle Crashers

  • Jake, in episode 10, killing Tim and Jon in the same blow to win the PvP match (Chugga was already dead). All those points he put into strength finally paid off.
  • Emile, in episode 11, He catches Jon, Tim, and Jake in his magic and nearly takes down Jon.

Mario Party 3

  • Emile's rather epic Curbstomp Battle in Chilly Waters, due to his crazy luck and minigame performance.
    • To give an idea of just how big a curbstomp it was, at the end of the fourth board, Chugga has only won the first board and Tim won the next three, yet Chugga still has more stars than Tim overall just from how big his first victory was!
  • At the end of the first episode of Deep Bloober Sea, Chuggaa and Tim managed to successfully complete the mini-game "The Beat Goes On", which requires memorization and some precise timing. Unfortunately, the programmers made the game end in a draw in case of a tie, so Chuggaa and Tim are left unrewarded for their hard work.
  • Tim managing to find three hidden blocks in a row in Deep Bloober sea in a row and the last one contained a star..
    • Speaking of which, Tim winning Deep Bloober Sea in general. After getting the hidden block, he made use of the Wacky Watch he got from Toad to skip the game to the last 5 turns ensuring that the game would go quicker. He also had a Lucky Lamp but did not use it, because he knew that no one would get the star—which needed a Skeleton Key or a Reverse Mushroom to obtain—and left it there. He won with a good combination of luck and strategy.
  • Tim using his Poison and Reverse Mushrooms to prevent Peach from getting a star.
  • After only winning one board in the previous two Mario Party games together, in the third game Tim wins three in a row!
  • Chugga's tactic in the final part of Woody Woods when any stars seem out of reach. He uses a Reverse Mushroom to go backwards until he reaches the shop, then buys another Reverse Mushroom and uses that on his next turn. He reaches Boo, but doesn't have enough coins to steal a star, so he steals coins from Jon...then keeps going backwards until he bounces off a Skeleton Key gate, which sends him forwards to Boo again, and now thanks to Jon he has enough coins to steal a star from Tim. Cue Flat "What." from Jon.
  • In Creepy Cavern, Jon first scores a hole-in-one on the golf minigame, and then manages to win the 1-vs-3 game Thwomp Pull as the 1 player, which they had previously thought to be impossible.
  • Jon apparently stole Chugga's luck during Woody Woods. He gained his first star from a hidden block, right after he said to Tim how he wasn't a threat to the game. Then the AI landed on Chance Time and made Chugga give two of his stars to Jon, raising Jon's count to 3 and putting him on par with everyone else. All three guys ended the game with 3 stars, and Tim won only due to the coin factor. Basically, the AI screwed Chuggaa out of winning by Chance Time!
  • The AI managing to win twice on Game Guy's Lucky Boxes, quadrupling its coin lead to 596.
  • After 4 boards of horrendous luck, Jon finally gets a board victory in Creepy Cavern.
  • Jon wins Hand, Line, and Sinker, a fishing mini-game (which he didn't do too well at in Mario Party 1). This is made even more awesome by the fact that he wins in the last 2 seconds.
  • Tim wins The Beat Goes On, the first time that mini-game has a victor.
  • Chuggaa's failure to win Creepy Cavern means that Tim, now having won the majority of the boards, has become the game's overall winner.
  • Chugga uses his Boo Bell to steal Jon's coins and thanks to very rapid button pressing from Jon, he only receives 13, giving him only an 8 coin profit.
  • Chugga beats Wario in Popgun Pick-Off by one point.
  • Tim has got the Wacky Watch, usually a very rare item, THREE TIMES throughout the LP. First in Deep Bloober Sea, which he used to shorten the game by about 6 turns. Then in Creepy Cavern, which he this time used to extend the game by 5 turns. And finally on Waluigi's Island, which he didn't use.
    • Counting the three Wacky Watches he got throughout the LP, Tim managed to get FIVE rare items in total. He had also gotten 2 Lucky Charms, one in Chilly Waters and the other in Waluigi's Island.
  • In the Duel Map "Pipesqueak", Tim absolutely demolishes Chugga in the minigames (the end stats show he won 70 coins in minigames to Chugga's 10). Tim still lost the match overall to Chugga, but it's still impressive considering how skilled Chugga is at Mario Party minigames in general.
  • Jon demolishing Chugga in Duel Map Blowhard, draining all of his health in less than 10 minutes without taking any damage.
    • Jon gets an encore in Mr. Mover, though it's less of an outright curb-stomp since he was brought down to 1 Health by a powered-up Boo, but takes place in exactly the same number of turns. He lands behind Tim, but gets another die from Piranha Plant; if he gets a 3 (the highest value from Piranha's die) then he catches up to Tim and attacks for the win, but anything less would result in Tim getting the chance to loop around for an attack and win (assuming he rolled high enough). He gets the 3.
    • What makes this even better is, the Piranha Plant's extra die has almost ALWAYS screwed him over up until this point. And this is the last time Jon will be playing on a duel board, so the Piranha Plant redeemed itself.
  • After going through the first five Duel Boards without winning any of them, Tim manages to get his only Duel victory on the final board, Backtrack. Made even better by the fact that it almost looked like Chugga was going to win, before Tim got his Heart Pieces restored.
  • On Creepy Cavern, Jon manages to get the last rare item they haven't gotten, the Koopa Kard, which allows him to withdraw all the coins from the bank simply by passing it. A couple turns later, Chugga buys a Plunder Chest, and manages to trick Jon into using up his Skeleton Key, the only item he had besides his Koopa Kard. The very next turn, without telling Jon that he could choose which opponent he wanted to steal from, Chugga used his Plunder Chest to steal Jon's Koopa Kard so he can get all the money from the bank. Unfortunately, he accidentally used it up when he landed on the bank anyways, making the whole venture pointless.
    • Then on Waluigi's Island, the whole event came back to bite Chugga hard when Jon bought a Plunder Chest as "insurance policy", and used it to steal Chugga's Barter Box. The kicker: Chugga didn't even notice Jon's intentions for the Plunder Chest.
  • Tim managing to win Spiny Desert, even after accidentally giving all of Jon's stars to Peach via Chance Time.
  • Even being the third Mario Party they've so far, the guys STILL manage to keep the AI from winning any of the boards.
  • During Creepy Cavern, shortly after the AI (Mario) manages to win a whopping 596 coins from Game Guy's Magic Boxes, Jon lands on a Game Guy space and plays the same mini-game. He actually manages to win.
  • Waluigi's Island: Jon lands on a Game Guy space and plays Game Guy's Sweet Surprise, where he has to bet on which Chomp will win. He bets on the Big Chomp, and it almost seems that the Little Chomp will win, when, at the last moment, the Big Chomp makes a comeback and Jon wins the mini-game.

New Super Luigi U

  • Despite it being an ice level, and the Slippery Shoes, the guys easily beat the first ice world castle with little trouble.
  • A user named Moostash predicted that TRG would LP this game and left a Miiverse post for them, which the guys find in episode 11.
  • The guys catch Nabbit... in a SINGLE SECOND!
  • The way Tim defeats the flying Boom Boom in episode 16.
  • At one point, NCS is on his very last life and it seems inevitable he'll have to use a continue. Yet he comes back from the brink and builds up his lives again, and ends up never having to use a continue throughout the game...until the very last regular level of Superstar Road.
  • In the first part of Superstar Road, after the Guys struggle with a particular level with falling blocks for a long time, Jon works out that you can just wait and then jump on top of the fallen blocks and run across them for the last stage, much to his satisfaction.
  • In Superstar Road part 2, after spending three quarters of the episode on it, Jon finally carries the team across Fire Bar Cliffs.
    • Before that point, the group completes three World 9 stages with all the star coins in each, and decide to call it a video. Until they check and notice they'd done it in only six minutes.

Mario Party 4

  • While playing Reverse-A-Bomb with the AI Peach as his teammate, Jon manages to successfully turn the tables around and defeat NCS and Chugga after being reduced to just one hit point thanks to Peach constantly failing to reverse several bombs.
  • Jon and Chugga have to work together in "Dungeon Duos" in Shy Guy's Jungle Jam. Chugga manages to surpass even his usual ridiculous luck by guessing which is the right entry pipe on his first try twice, which as he points out is a 1 in 45 chance.
  • With a combination of skill, tactics, and—believe it or not—luck, Jon managed to consecutively win the first five (out of six) boards and become the LP's official victor. He loses to Chuggaa in Bowser's Gnarly Party due to Chuggaa weaponizing his luck in Reversal of Fortune AKA Chance Time, but he puts up one hell of a fight.
  • Although he doesn't win the board, one has to give some serious props to NCS by managing up his coin count while Jon, Chugga, and the AI are all focusing on each other to successfully get the Coin Star Bonus from both Jon and Chuuga by just three coins during "Boo's Haunted Bash."
    • Tim manages to get the Coin Star during "Koopa's Seaside Soirée" away from Chugga by two coins. This one deserves an additional mention, as Tim succeeding in getting this one, something Tim was actually planning on the whole time, winds up being the key factor in Jon winning the board over Chugga at the end.
  • There's also NCS winning the "Domination" button-mashing minigame after Chugga and Jon had discussed how good Chugga was at it and everyone expected him to win.
    • When they play Domination a second time, Chugga wins and sets a new record of 132.
  • After Chugga usually wins every time at "Three Throw", Tim also manages to win it once in "Koopa's Seaside Soirée".
  • The fact that Jon is the only one who has won coins from the lottery (30 coins maximum).
  • Chugga repeatedly getting doubles using the Mega Mushroom during the collab.
  • In Part Three of Bowser's Gnarly Party, NCS wins Paths of Peril twice. This causes him to go from having 4 coins to having 108. Not long after that, he takes the coin lead with 138.
    • Then almost immediately after that, he manages to win Slime Time as well, a mini-game that Chugga's primarily been the ace at.
  • Chugga intentionally hits the Reversal of Fortune space to try and keep Jon from winning by stealing the coin lead from him. It works!
  • Chugga wins GOOOOOOOAL!, after all previous rounds of the mini-game ended with the goalie losing.
  • Tim suprisingly winning Paths of Peril, a game Jon usually wins, despite Jon doing a perfect run. Jon is baffled.
  • Chugga pulling out all the stops in Bowser's Gnarly Party to try and prevent Jon from sweeping every board in Mario Party 4. This includes the aforementioned Reversal of Fortune Coin Lead steal and invoking more of his luck to hit three happening spaces in a row out of six in the entire board. He lands on the first one, narrowly avoids having his mini mushroom destroyed, uses it and rolls a one to land on the next, has a random Bowser event turn him mini, and rolls a one again to promptly steal the happening star from Jon.
  • The AI finally winning on a board, even if it wasn't one of the main boards.

Other

Super Smash Bros.

Mario Kart 64

  • Both recordings of Rainbow Road are big ones for Tim. The first time he managed to snag first place and never lost that position for the entirety of the race. Unfortunately the recording was lost, but even in the second version he's able to keep first place most of the time and soundly beats Jon and Chugga.
  • On that note, the lost recording of the Mario Kart battles was one for Jon. He won every battle. He still wins overall in the second recording, but it's not as much of a curbstomp.

WiiSports

  • Chugga delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle to Jon in Boxing, finishing with a combo of punches.
    • Even better is the fact that Jon had Chugga down to one sliver of health for the whole round, but didn't even manage to knock him down once.
  • NCS sinking a 30 ft. putt in Golf.
  • Jon's comeback in Bowling, where he had a bad start but ended up winning the game.
  • Jon hitting 9/10 home runs in Baseball.

Fortune Street

  • Tim consistently staying in first place with a huge lead on Yoshi's Island.
    • Even better, he won even when Jon seriously threatened his victory. Emile did cheer Tim on and strategically put what little money he had into Tim's stocks at the end, but it was mainly Tim's own win over the usual ace of the team.
    • And according to the beginning, Tim has never played the game before! Though he is apparently good at Monopoly, so it makes sense.
  • The "Waluigi Bonanza" moment at the end of part 4 of The Observatory. Jon invests a lot of money into a property, bumping up its price by more than 500G (turning it into "some Boardwalk shit", as Tim calls it). The very next turn, Tim draws a card that raises everyone's prices by 30%, then immediately lands on Jon's expensive property, having to pay him over 800G in one turn. With stocks, Jon ends up with a profit of more than 1000G!
    • What makes this even better is that Tim is doing well enough to be able to pay the 800G without having to sell anything, and he's still in second place afterward.
  • Lucahjin, never having played the game before, manages to finish in second, after a hard-fought contest with Tim.
  • The tense finale of Mario Stadium. To counter Emile's lead, Jon barricaded the spaces next to the bank with shops so expensive that landing on one would change the tide of the game. Both Jon and Emile were in positions to win. Emile's ridiculous luck kicks in as Tim draws a chance card that causes all shops to charge a rate of 100G for everyone's turn. He rolls a 7, the exact number he needed. This let him take advantage of Tim's card by landing on Jon's most valuable shop...which was one space before the bank, guaranteeing himself the victory.
  • Real Life Example: Jon learning how to swim. He was visiting a beach once and he borrowed an air mattress that he laid on while floating on the water. He went far out and the mattress flipped over. Jon panicked for a moment before he started breathing calmly and paddled towards shore. The mattress wasn't as lucky.
  • The final move in Slimenia. Jon manages to get a suit by teleporting to a suit space, before getting a card that let him teleport to the bank, snatching victory from Jake in a matter of seconds. As Emile said, Wombo Combo!
  • Tim's amazing run of good luck in Delfino Plaza.
    *Tim forms a line of 7's in Round the Blocks, winning 1500 gold.*
    Jon: Tim, this is what we call a Curbstomp Victory.
    • Even better, Jon STILL won the game by what happens the next entry and by him increasing his stock the next turn and increasing one of his shops AS WELL as Jake than landing on one of his less expensive shops ALSO with the bonus of Tim deciding to taunt everyone by buying Emile's shops, pretty much keeping him under the 10000G goal.
  • The formation of not one, but three monopolies in part 5 of Delfino Plaza. Jon and Jake form monopolies after trading properties. Tim lands on Jon's most expensive space right after its value is inflated to 2811, almost costing him the lead if it wasn't for Emile landing on his 1676 value property right after that. This all happens in a single turn.
  • Jon's major comeback in Delfino Island. With a combination of luck, manipulating the stock market and taking advantage of Tim deciding to taunt when he was so far in the lead, Jon manage to come back from LAST PLACE to FIRST PLACE!

Thrown Controllers (PAX Prime)

  • A contestant had to select a challenge made by one of the Runaway Guys. He chose Tim's, which revealed that he had to beat Glass Joe while blindfolded. He pulled it off, and got a very nice 3DS XL with two free games as a reward for being the winner of the panel.

Smash 64 Tournament

  • Attacking Tucans, who had never played the game before and picked a character who Josh said isn't very good in Smash 64, beats Josh without losing a life and (thanks to 2 healing items) finishes the game with FULL HEALTH.

Thrown Controllers (PAX East 2013)

  • A contestant had to select a challenge made by one of the Runaway Guys, and chose Chuggaaconroy (being the second contestant to do so). At first, the challenge was to beat Chugga in the Day at the Races minigame, but Chugga's Wii U crashed. That's not the awesome part. The Guys then gave the contestant another challenge, this one being a Pokémon Stadium challenge where the player must defeat Chugga in a 1-on-1 Pokémon battle, using a starter Pokémon (from any of the Pokémon games). Chugga selected Squirtle, and the contestant selected Meowth (a starter in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games). It seemed Chugga was all set to win... but then it was revealed that this Meowth knew Thunder! With both the contestant and Chugga shocked and the audience amazed, the contestant proceeded to win with a Thunder and a Take Down.
    • And previously, ANOTHER contestant defeated Chuggaa in Mario Party 1's Tug of War.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Tournament

  • The StreetPassers (Chuggaaconroy and MasaeAnela) vs. StephenPlays (Stephen and Mal). In the final lap of the final round, StephenPlays took the lead...until the StreetPassers got a star and promptly rammed StephenPlays to the side while zooming ahead. The StreetPassers got hit by a blue shell right before the goal, but managed to barely cross the finish line first. Chuggaaconroy's and MasaeAnela's combined ear-shattering screams must have broken some kind of volume record.
  • The beginning of Round 2, The StreetPassers vs. Purple Pwniez. The end of the third match had The StreetPassers far in the lead due to multiple Golden Mushrooms. Mirroring their last match, they got hit with a blue shell right before the finish line...but this time the opposing team timed it perfectly when they were over a pit, giving Purple Pwniez the victory.
  • The final race between Sir Enobmort and Koopa Kung Fu just makes the whole tournament worth watching. RIP headphone users. Chugga says it best:
    Emile: "That was the most amazing final match we had ever ever had!"

Burnout Revenge

  • NCS manages to rack up a score of over 14 million dollars on the third stage, beating everyone else. And Lucah, who had had an Epic Fail earlier on and thought she'd just fall straight off the bridge, comes second for that stage.

Wii Play

  • Jon beats NCS in Billiards despite some lagging between his wiimote and the wii's sensor bar and the multiple fouls he scored in the game.

Wheel of Fortune

  • Tim consistently guesses the right answers after only a few letters are revealed, especially in Happy Holidays Part 2. The others suggest he should try to get on the Real Life version of the show.
    • Made even more awesome by Tim now turning pretty much every game after the first few into a complete curb stomp in his favor. It's probably safe to say he's done better at Wheel of Fortune than any other game they've played so far.
    • Tim also apparently knows off the top of his head that Season 2, Episode 6 of LOST is called "Abandoned".
    • During the second wave of Wheel of Fortune matches the trio plays, Emile shows some noticeable improvement, and manages to start successfully solving puzzles, a far cry from the first set of matches where he was unable to solve a single one. In fact, because of this in the Las Vegas board he's able to place 2nd over Jon.

Thrown Controllers (PAX East 2014)

  • A contestant finally answers a Brutal Question correctly. The question: Name all of Bowser's offspring. The answer: Bowser Jr; the Koopalings are canonically not his children. note 
  • Maxwell Adams gets called up and proceeds to steamroll the competition, winning the grand prize of a 3DS XL and five games.

May 2014 TRG Stream (on ProtonJon's Twitch channel)

  • The gang decides to play Mario Party 6 for one board, since Jon and Tim would be playing it blind. Although the guys get completely steamrolled by the AI, none other than Tim manages to pull home the Minigame Star despite the games being new to him and despite the gang never practicing.
  • Emile actually winning in Wheel of Fortune by a sizable amount, despite his tendency to place dead last in the videos on TRG's channel.

Thrown Controllers (MomoCon 2014)

  • The MomoCon panel had no technical mishaps. The closest they got was the projector screen flickering during the switch to Dead or Alive 5 - making this the smoothest run of Thrown Controllers ever. While that doesn't sound like much, remember how these panels usually suffer from dozens of issues, due to how complex the Thrown Controllers gameshow is, with several different game systems, controllers, microphones, and the projector. And despite all of that, they got away without any problems.
  • A second brutal question was answered, this time asking about the technology used in Prince of Persia. The answer: Rotoscoping. note 
  • The Runaway Guys challenge, which was uncommonly picked in past panels, came up four times. Each Guy won at least once (with the exception of Chugga's second challenge where he lost another Pokemon Stadium random battle).
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