- Ness: Are we there yet?
Bus Driver: We'll be in Onett soon.
Ness: Are we there yet?
Jeff: Ness, I will KILL YOUR MOTHER.
This series is an example of:
- Affectionate Parody
- Artistic License – Biology: Played for laughs. Paula is struck with a lifelong nicotine addiction due to eating raw trout. Not to mention that, apparently, dumping orange sharpies into sweet tea causes the drinker to become orange and brain-damaged.
- Audience Participation: Each episode of Ninten Speaks wraps up with an invitation to post comments or make video responses.
- Awesome, but Impractical: PSI Starstorm Omega.Poo: When I get back to Dalaam I am going to kill the Star Master!
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Ninten in Loids Are Not Christmas. He hits things with his hand.
- Berserk Button: Do not touch Jeff's Players' Guide.
- Brother–Sister Incest: Subverted. Patrick "Tony" Andonuts. He loves Jeff. He loves Jeff enough to buy two one-way tickets to Alabama, where this kind of stuff is okay. Jeff, however, is creeped out.
- Catch-Phrase: Ninten—"I'MA HIT IT WITH MY HAND."
- Character Development: And how!
- Cloudcuckoolander: Both Ninten and Loid in Loids are Not Christmas.
- Chekhov's Gun / Chekhov's Gunman: Jeff and his Player's Guide. See Logic Bomb below.
- The Chosen One: Technically the Chosen Four, but still, a trope it shares with EarthBound.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jeff, dear lord...
- Evil Plan: By both Giygas and Al Gore. Only one of them pays off.
- Oh, god, the fanart...
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Tommy and Trisha, "The Heroes of EarthBound". Trisha's extremely annoying and bratty, while Tommy decides to become evil because "Everyone's turning evil these days. (Tommy's) a trend follwer."
- Ink-Suit Actor
- Insane Troll Logic: Everything that comes out of Ninten's mouth in Ninten Speaks.
- Interactive Narrator
- Live-Action Adaptation: Episode 37.5 and later episodes of Ninten Speaks.
- Logic Bomb: In episode 42, During the fight against Tommy, Jeff is able to beat Tommy by pointing out that Tommy's not in the player's guide, therefore, they shouldn't have to fight him.
- Man Child: Ninten is around 20, acts around 10, and sounds around 5. It's kinda creepy.
- Medium Awareness: Played with; the Chosen Four believe that they are in EarthBound, and frequently make references towards this.
- The Mole: It turns out that Al Gore was a good guy all along.
- No Fourth Wall: Played incredibly, incredibly straight.Steven (xfisjmg1): This is Fobbies are Borange. We find the fourth wall, take a hammer and shatter it.
- Pyro Maniac: Jeff with his bottle rockets
- The Reveal: The Narrator? Giygas. And Paula's father.
- Spiritual Successor: The Final Fantasy Wiki editors looked after FAB to make "Intangirs are VIndigo", a retelling of Final Fantasy VI.
- Shout-Out: If you watch the Loids Are Not Christmas 2 comic, look at Pippi in the last picture. Yeah, those clothes, that hair and that knife certainly seem familiar... and so does that "penguin" beside her.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Episode 7 of Fobbies are Borange, a random kidnapper tells Ness the following.Ness: So, where is Paula again?Kidnapper: Paula? Who's Paula? Well, Paula's definitely not in the mountain cabin. Why would Paula be in the mountain cabin? So don't go to the mountain cabin. I mean, we don't even have a mountain cabin! If we HAD a mountain cabin, it's not in that cave over there, so don't even bother to look for the mountain cabin.
- Theme Song Reveal: Music from other games play during the fight with Tommy, to remind the listeners that he is not originally in EarthBound.
- Too Dumb to Live: Paula. Once a season, she does something stupid that gets her killed.
- Unreliable Narrator: Well, the Narrator. In episode 40 (fittingly titled "The End?"), he claims that Ness was unable to defeat his Nightmare. He, well, did.
- To be fair, the narrator IS later revealed to have been Giygas all along. He wouldn't want Ness to have defeated his nightmare, and therefore tries to mislead the audience into thinking such.
- Verbal Tic: Especially Ness, but also other characters, put the phrase "...here today" at the end of their sentences... here today.
- Wham Episode: Debatedly, Episode 38 - "Gentlemen! Behold! We are the Fobbies!".
- Word Salad Title: The weird title is a mnemonic coined by a forum member to tell the difference between Foppies and Fobbies — "Foppies are pink, and Fobbies are borange." The name stuck after the second episode.
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