Characters: Code Monkeys
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- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Dave gets bored very easily.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Dave barely tries at his job and he's recognized worldwide for his programming abilities. Imagine if he cared enough to actually put effort into his job.
- Companion Cube: Wrath of Bong (aka the Dagobong), Dave's massive bong.
- Continuity Snarl: He once said his dad was apparently killed in the Vietnam War (said to a Vietnamese masseuse/bride Todd had bought via mail); he then later called his mom for weed on 420, and his dad is alive, but offscreen (though we can hear his voice). It could be possible that he lied though. See below for another similar snarl.
- Deadpan Snarker: He usually derides his co-workers and almost everyone and everything around him with much ease.
- Jerkass: Dave freely admits he is a major one, he just doesn't care much.
- Moreover, you can just tell that Dave has no other friends apart from Jerry. Strangely enough, neither does Jerry, but it could be somewhat justified since their relationship is one of the few on the show that isn't at best Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Once in a while, he will perform a good deed here and there.
- Karma Houdini: Usually. See below.
- Loveable Sex Maniac
- Manipulative Bastard: His most grievous offense is when he gets completely trashed at an office party, blames Jerry for his wrongdoings, and cons him out of his two-week paid vacation to Hawaii.
- Naked People Are Funny: Is often shown with his pants down.
- The Stoner: A stand out case when we later find out most of the cast are stoners.
- Ambiguously Gay/Ambiguously Bi: His hero-worship of various gaming icons has been called out on reaching homoerotic creepiness levels, and his infatuation with Mary has crossed into Sweet on Polly Oliver. However, he has had hetero-sex several times.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When he's pushed too far, Jerry is not one to be taken lightly.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Jerry wets himself whenever he's really excited, nervous, or scared.
- Butt Monkey: Whether he or Todd has it worse depends on the episode.
- Decoy Protagonist: At first, he seems like main character potential. He's somewhat more sane and well liked by the rest of the cast, compared to Dave. However, more A-plots and interactions revolve around Dave.
- Has Two Mommies: They made two jokes about Jerry's mother's death in season 1. In season two, however, it was revealed his parents were divorced and his mother entered a relationship with another woman. This counts as a Continuity Snarl; why does he say that his mom's dead (and either when he was 11, or last week), then say that she's a lesbian?
- He was in denial.
- No Respect Guy
- Only Sane Man: He's the only one in that company besides Mary who cares more about his job than whatever goofy events are happening around him.
Bob "Big T" Larrity
- Bad Boss
- The Bluebeard: A particularly psychotic example. Married eight times, with all his spouses meeting "mysterious" deaths like being thrown down a well. Some of them he's had stuffed.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Expect "?????" to pop up on the bottom of the screen whenever Larrity starts rambling. He also nearly sabotaged his own mission to rescue Benny all for the sake of "Always keep 'em guessin'."
- Cool Old Guy
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Crazy-Prepared: Wearing a bulletproof vest is one thing, but how many people bulletproof the glass to a vending machine? Also he keeps a Hitler Clone in the break room freezer as "insurance".
- Dirty Old Man
- Eagleland: A very straight Type 2.
- Executive Meddling: In-Universe. His business decisions are usually only made by what interests or is most profitable to him. How does the company turn any kind of profit with Mr. Larrity's business-making decisions? By him having rare moments of epic success.
- Gambit Roulette: Larrity creates a series of overly ridiculous plans that make no sense whatsoever, like in "E.T". Scary thing is, they always work.
- Gold Digger: How he started his personal fortune.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bad as he is, Larrity does have his moments. He will praise his employees when he feels they've done a good job, and he usually thinks of Benny like a son.
- Loveable Sex Maniac
- Metaphorgotten: All the time.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He may be insane, but he's not a moron. He knows nothing about games, but he knew to switch the company stickers on the E.T. games because that's how bad it was.
- Racist Grandpa: Usually, but he can subvert this too.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Mr. Larrity has a very chauvinistic attitude towards women, particularly Mary and Clare. Not to mention he refers to his many ex-wives as "Mrs. Larrity Number X"
- However, he does refer to Mary and Black Steve as the only responsible adults in the building, and does show an appreciation for Clare's skill at manipulation. Then again, he refused to released Mitch's game when he learned Mitch was Mary, saying he would rather go broke than sell a game with a woman's name on it.
- Angry Black Man
- Bob from Accounting: Discounting the "Black" part, he would be "Steve from Accounting". Then again, his name's not Steve.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's been called "Black Steve" his whole life. Whether or not there's any other Steve. And his name isn't even Steve.
- Hidden Depths: Probably the biggest source of this (did you know he used to be a pro wrestler, and is fluent in Japanese and (conversational) Arabic?) Likely played for comedy against his stereotypical Angry Black Man personality. Also, accounting moves him.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: Apart from being exceptionally talented as an accountant, he can also program games on par with the rest of the cast (the first thing we know about him), is a(n under)world renowned fighter, and is almost as talented at killing people as Mr. Larrity. He also is usually able to sidestep most of the problems that befall the rest of the cast.
- Ivy League for Everyone: Went to Dartmouth.
- Token Minority
- Verbal Tic, you ignorant white bitch.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Larrity. Two opposing racist caricatures bonding over their love of shooting everything.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Competence Zone: Subverted. Benny is the youngest character at 7, and knows a lot more than most kids should know his age.
- He potentially has connections to some kind of organized crime circles too.
- Ethnic Menial Labor: Supposedly as befitting a Korean, he's the company's game tester. However, he loves it despite the Unfortunate Implications. Game-A-Vision is family to him.
- From the Mouths of Babes
- Keet: Well, he is a kid and he ingests sugar, cigarettes and other bad stuff all day.
- Only Sane Man: Apart from the addictive personality to things normal people get addicted to, he's more well adjusted than most of the cast. Which is actually more jarring considering his Competence Zone.
- A-Cup Angst
- Casual Kink: BDSM
- The Chick
- Daddy Issues
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: A running gag is built around her drugging, abducting and date raping men in the second season.
- Informed Attractiveness: Since the characters are 16-bit sprites, the audience only has the other characters' word about her attractiveness.
- Manipulative Bastard: When Dean temporarily assumed control of the company, she played upon his want for sex to run the company herself, pretty much; Mr. Larrity quickly put a stop to it (although, admiring her skill at this, gave her a raise).
- Really Gets Around
- Sassy Secretary
- Sexy Secretary: Or at least wants to be.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The latter to Clare's former.
- All Gays Are Promiscuous
- Ambiguously Brown: He's tan, but whatever his ethnicity, it wasn't referred to.
- Camp Gay: Clarence takes this Up to Eleven. He sings everything he says (he is the music designer), constantly glitters, floats instead of walking, and constantly talks about how much he loves sex with other men.
- He can also phase through doors using "gay magic."
- Flamboyant Gay: He also has more on-screen sexual contact than the rest of the cast combined. Most of that was in one episode.
- Magical Queer: Was formerly the trope's picture, and can often resolve problems with his wisdom and "gay magic".
- Dumb Muscle
- Jerk Jock
- Verbal Tic: Dude, bro! No way! What's up!
- Wacky Fratboy Hijinx: "Aww, dude, bro! This one time at college, bro..." His obnoxious frat brothers (from the Alpha Sigma Sigma frat) showed up when he took charge of the company (he had accidentally shot his dad in the face) and things promptly went to hell. Thankfully Mr. Larrity bested the fratboys and shot Dean (who was being manipulated by Clare) and promptly took back the reins.
- The Chick
- Fiery Redhead
- No Respect Girl
- Only Sane Woman: Discounting a recurring dream where she slaughters her co-workers, Mary is the only one with any common sense.
- Plucky Office Girl
- Straw Feminist: Granted, she usually has a point but she is still abrasive.
- A God Am I: Todd sometimes claims to be a god. This exchange, for example:Dean: Listen up! Either you, Dave or Jerry is a thief.Todd: Mere mortals steal, but I, a god, can only create!
- Usually, this revolves around his abilities at anything. Most of which are lacking.
- Butt Monkey: Though he usually deserves it.
- Companion Cube / Cargo Ship: His dolls, especially Tiffany, who has more control over him than he does. Also, that little orange computer/robot thingy that is stored in his front shirt pocket and occasionally makes comments, but doesn't play a large role.
- Fat Bastard/Fat Slob
- Mommy Issues
- Parental Incest: Whether it's played for laughs is up to viewer interpretation.
- Small Name, Big Ego: While pretty much everyone else has shown more talent than him, he somehow has the biggest office (when including the dungeon) that doesn't belong to Clarence or Mr. Larrity, so maybe he has some competence.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Well, that would imply he has friends, but he's treated similarly.
Steve "The Woz" Wozniak
- The Ace
- The Cameo: Makes a reappearance in "Vegas, Baby!", flying around the convention on a hover-vehicle, and a small voiceless cameo in "Trouble in the Middle East", passing by in the electronics store.
- Character as Himself
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Humored as this, about what would become Apple computers.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: as we may know, Apple would later become one of the most profitable companies in the world.
- Cool Old Guy
- Dead Star Walking: While he's not killed off, the fact that he only appears in the first episode before he leaves the company still fits.
"That one Asian looking employee with what looks like dreadlocks"
- Action Survivor: Unlike most unnamed characters, and even most named characters, nothing bad ever seems to happen to this guy.
- Fan Nickname: "Snap", as he tends to take photos of embarrassing moments for the staff.
- Living Prop: Lampshaded when one scene transition actually has him standing in the middle of a "Game-A-Vision Yard Sale" wearing a price tag.
- No Name Given
- Only Sane Man: Considering how generic he is, he comes off as more normal than the rest of the group. Then again, the same could usually be said about Clare.
- Recurring Extra: Of all the employees of this supposedly quite large company, he makes by far the most appearances, and appears in most board room scenes. (Wendy the Hot Intern, as well as an unnamed blue-haired guy, a red-haired guy, and a guy with overalls and a mustache make appearances from time-to-time.)