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Freddie Wong, often known as "FreddieW", is an American filmmaker, musician, and web director best known for his action shorts. His combination of fast paced action, comedy, and great special effects have made him the sixth most subscribed channel
. Freddie first began gaining popularity as a
player, and after college with the help of his friend Brandon Laatsch moved on to making weekly webshorts. Expect action, lots of bullets, nods to video games, and some truly bizarre and imaginative concepts augmented by excellent FX.
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He's also released his own web series called
Video Game High School
, which airs on his channel and on RocketJump.com.
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Examples Actor Allusion: Along with the short's homage to , another allusion is Cowboys and Aliens Jon Favreau riding a flying truck that folds into a suitcase. Air-Vent Passageway: Duct Hunt. All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu/ Positive Discrimination: Discussed and invoked in . Kung-Fooled Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: At the end of Far Cry Vacation, when Freddie is reviewing his hotel invoice, immediately after the charges for all the bad guys he killed is a charge for a movie rental. Artistic License - Astronomy: Played for laughs in Epic VFX Time where Freddie and Harley summons dozens of planets in the sky because it looks cool. Back-to-Back Badasses: Freddie and Shenae Grimes in Gun Size Matters. Berserk Button: In Don't F With My Cream, two robbers knock over an ice cream parlor as Freddie is outside enjoying some ice cream . He does nothing to stop them until one of them decides to knock over his ice cream note for no reason. It does not end well for the robbers. Things also don't end well for two guys whose fighting ends up destroying the work of the Sandcastle Sensei. In Pedestrian Revenge, a would-be car thief learns that GTA-ing Freddie is a bad idea. Bottomless Magazines: Averted pretty well, actually. Unless it's for laughs, like in . Minecraft Massacre Breaking the Fourth Wall: The end of Troll Massacre, in which Freddie and Ray William Johnson speculate that the trolls will be back — in fact, "they might even be watching this right now." Complete with an Aside Glance to the audience. Camera Abuse: Played for Laughs in Epic VFX Time. Harley: "Feels like you're there! More camera shake! MORE Camera shake! Too much camera shake!" Cast the Expert: For , which takes place at a porn shoot, they got an actual porn star Hitman to be in the video. Yep. note Cloning Blues: Implied to have happened in Halloween Massacre. Taken quite literally with Big Blue Ball Machine Concealment Equals Cover: Lampshaded in the video description to Chrono Trigger: Short Action Scene: "The stairs and pallet are made of wood from the holly tree, the strongest material known to man. That should clear things up!" Averted in Aimbot, where Freddie shoots an enemy through a concrete pillar. Actually, since he was hacking, he was probably also using a wall hack to shoot through the pillar when it normally would have acted as cover in the supposed game the video took place in. Cliché Storm: Beach Justice is meant to be this. Cool Car: Jon Favreau's truck, which flies and can shrink into a suitcase. Cross Over: With Epic Meal Time, Smosh, Wong Fu Productions, and Ray William Johnson. Defied Trope: In Skyrim Badass, one of the mooks during Freddie's rampage tries to put an arrow in his knee as per the famous meme. Ain't happenin', pal. Did Not Get the Girl: Gun Size Matters. Three words: 360 No Scope. Dude, Not Funny!: The in-universe reaction in "Executive Command" by the Secretary of Defense to Freddie's antics. Xtreme Kool Letterz: "Sir, as of 0140 this morning, Operation: EXPLOSION CANNONZ, that's "cannons" with a "Z", is a go." Failure Is the Only Option: The ending of Cereal Killer is interactive, allowing the viewer to pick which cereal Freddie should eat. But because the milk was bad, both of them cause him to throw up. Flipping the Bird: Freddie at the end of Real Life UFO Sighting! and The Prince in Man vs. . Katamari Freud Was Right: Why Gun Size Matters. Also everywhere in Jedi A-Holes. Gambit Pileup: Everyone is trying to pass themselves off as an amazing fighter in Kung-Fooled. A Mexican Standoff leads to a very sticky situation involving a gun and a blueberry pie. General Failure: General Johnson in Executive Command. Girl on Girl Is Hot: Harley Morenstein summons a "lesbian makeout scene in the sky!" No one can see it . because of all the planets in the way Gone Horribly Right: An Inconvenient Truth: The future has motion control video games. "Except it sucks!!" Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Swearing is pretty rare in any of Freddie Wong's videos. The few times it does occur, in Kung-Fooled and Epic VFX Time, it's bleeped out. Groin Attack: But what happens when Superman is the one to give it? The Guards Must Be Crazy: Exaggerated in . Justified if you've ever played Splinter Cell: Lightbulb Assassin Splinter Cell. Gun Fu: Freddie has a penchant for this in his action shorts, with the most prominent examples being Time Crisis with Andy Whitfield and Alarmageddon, though with rare exception, he primarily uses one gun. Guns Akimbo: Directly referenced and invoked in "Executive Command". The "boss" from Time Crisis uses two submachine guns. Freddie uses two AK-47s in Don't F With My Cream to blast the hell out of two robbers who, well... Gun Struggle: Whose gun is it anyway? Heart Is an Awesome Power: Milk Man: World's Worst Superhero. The Hero Dies: , Medal of Honor Cat Flower Warfare, Duct Hunt, Halloween Massacre (sort of), and The Golf War. Hollywood Hacking: All Freddie has to do to hack the computer in Bodycount is hold down the "X" key. Rapid typing hacking was also his specialty in his cameo appearance on . Chuck Hollywood Silencer: Oddly both averted and played straight. The silenced gun makes a reasonably loud sound, but the guards are clearly the most idiotic guards alive. I Will Only Slow You Down: Played for Laughs in Flower Warfare - a wounded Freddie tries to tell his companion this, only to find that she barely stopped to see him fall. Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Usually averted, as his bad guys' accuracy is about on par with Freddie's when they shoot. Key word being "when." Sometimes it's justified by the short taking place within a video game. In Far Cry Vacation, none of the mooks sent after Freddie can seem to hit worth a damn. It Has Been an Honor: The vacation service attendant in "Far Cry Vacation" says this to her boss after he asks her to provide a bored Freddie with the " vacation package". Sure enough, she's Freddie's first casualty. Far Cry Jerkass: The Jedi A-Holes, who use lightsabers and the Force to do jerkass things For the Lulz. Though their antics in the sequel (such as throwing a car with someone in it very far away, deflecting blaster bolts without a care about who those bolts hit, and giving lightsabers to two kids and cheering them on as they battle and taking bets until both of them die) may be the point where the two cross the line. The Lancer: Brandon Laatsch, Freddie's co-director. Last of His Kind: The Last Cat On Earth Leap and Fire: Andy Whitfield does a textbook-perfect shoot-dodge early on in Time Crisis. Literal-Minded: Past!Freddie in An Inconvenient Truth. Future!Freddie tells Past!Freddie to buy Apple (the company) before going back to his own time. Past!Freddie buys an apple. The kind you eat. Meganekko: Nicole Wyland's Moonchild in the Flower Warfare series. Me's a Crowd: Big Blue Ball Machine, Guitar Army, and Halloween Massacre. Mexican Standoff: The vid by the same name, which takes Gambit Pileup and I Know You Know I Know to ridiculous degrees. Mind Screw: Big Blue Ball Machine. Mood Whiplash: appears to be a goofy video about a kid and his traps to befuddle robbers. Home, Alone The last trap sets off a shotgun. Mooks More Dakka: Epic VFX Time Harley: Raining guns! Mundane Made Awesome: The Golf War No Name Given: Most of the characters Freddie plays, with the exception of Beach Justice where he is named Rick Fujimoto, and several others where his character is simply named Freddie No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: The backstory of Beach Justice, which is meant to be a 90 minute Made-for-TV movie. Ocular Gushers: Used hilariously in the end of Gun Size Matters. One-Man Army: Freddie usually fulfills this on a daily basis, but Executive Command invokes this, but here Freddie is an Idiot Hero who gleefully commits war crimes. Secretary of Defense: Where's the rest of his team? General Johnson: Sir, he is the team. One Bullet Left: Beach Justice. Only a Flesh Wound: Inverted in Duct Hunt. A mook gets shot twice in the foot and drops dead. Parody: Freddie's Power Hour to Kanye West's famous "Power" video. In his words, "Kanye West's vision through the lens of party dudes." Play the Game, Skip the Story: Exactly what Freddie does in , skipping through the entire Bodycount Opening Monologue so just he can get to shooting bad guys. He does the same thing in Skyrim Badass, stabbing any person who dares to ask him for help. Pink Mist: Commonly seen in the death of Mooks. Freddie has written on his blog that the mist is made from taping red chalk being clapped into the air. Pin-Pulling Teeth: Jimmy Wong pulls this off in . Light Warfare Pluto Is Expendable: In Epic VFX Time. Promoted Fanboy: Worked with Jon Favreau, Kevin Pollak, and Andy Whitfield, filmed on the set of , guest starred on an episode of Iron Man , and has made commercials for Chuck McDonald's, Samsung, , and Battlefield . Army Of Two He's also promoted several fanboys himself, such when two of the kids from got a part in Kids React Jedi A-Holes. Reality Is Unrealistic: Raise your hand, how many of you thought Freddie faked having his hands on fire? Yup, the fire's real. Rocket Jump: The creation of . It's also the name of his website. The Rocket Jump Reference Overdosed: Freddie LOVES video games, so expect so see many video game nods. Duct Hunt references , of course, but the ending also parodies Duck Hunt 's Game Over scream. Metal Gear Solid As Freddie dies in Flower Warfare, he witnesses a double rainbow... , obviously. Thanksception Subverted in Chrono Trigger: Short Action Scene, which has absolutely nothing to do with . Chrono Trigger is one big one to the epic fifth Elder Scrolls game. Freddie even defies the old "arrow to the knee" meme by catching said arrow. Skyrim Badass Rule of Cool: The entire point of Epic VFX Time. Scary Black Man: Invoked in Kung-Fooled. Slasher Smile: Freddie at the end of Halloween Massacre. Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness: They fall very much on silliness side, even with all the gunfire, blood, and explosions. Something Completely Different: Crossfire and Big Blue Ball Machine. On the former Freddie even had to add an annotation responding to people complaining about the lack of guns. Sophisticated as Hell: General Johnson is fond of these. "Sir, with all due respect, shut your mouth." "That's because you're a noob, sir." Stealth-Based Mission: Subverted in Bodycount. Time Stop: Done in both Chrono Trigger: Short Action Scene and Time Freeze Shootout. Trigger Happy: YES. Trolls: After receiving many awful comments from them, Freddie and Ray William Johnson go after a bunch of these with a hammer and a shotgun in Troll Massacre. The spammers are even dressed as trolls. Up to Eleven: Epic VFX Time Harley: No, get to the choppers!! Also, Mexican Standoff, where Gambit Pileup is taken to such an extreme, that they have to draw out a map on the ground to figure out who's on whose side. Unnecessary Combat Roll: Freddie does one for laughs in Bodycount. Waterfall Puke: The end of . Cereal Killer This is also Milkman's superpower. World of Pun: Time Crisis and Duct Hunt have jokes of the Asian variety.
Time Crisis, Score Screen: Agent Whitfield, Asian Wong
Duct Hunt, Game Over Screen: Freddie, what's Wong? Freddie? Freddie! William Telling: With a .50 caliber sniping of a watermelon off Freddie's head! No, not really.