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Funny: Atop the Fourth Wall

Reviews

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    Atop the Fourth Wall DVD: Volume 1: Secret Origins 

    Volume 2: Editorial Mandate 
  • The Avenger #1:
    • Early on, Linkara calls out the comic's narrator for his seeming inability to tell the difference between red and black. This later leads him to question whether the liquid falling into the ocean from a crashing plane is actually oil as described.
  • All Romances #6
    • Linkara's review opens with, "Romance comics suck. (beat) That's it, that's the review. Thanks for buying the DVD." Cue the end credits, which Linkara quickly pushes away to continue with the real review.

    Commercial Bumpers 

  • The pre-commercial eyecatch that features him dressed as Chazz
    Linkara: We'll be right back, you Slifer slackers. (Later) And now we're back. ...I love this outfit.
  • The Eye Catch featuring Linkara dressed as The Sniper.
    TF2 Sniper!Linkara: That Pyro is a Spy! (beat, then fiery whoosh) Oh god, no he isn't!
  • One eyecatch interrupts Linkara changing from his Freddy Krueger costume from the previous week into his Obelisk Blue costume and awkwardly cuts to commercial. When we return, he's in a random alien-ish costume and awkwardly welcomes us back.
  • Linkara's attempts to get a Bulbasaur plushie into a Pokeball, and his subsequent attempt to keep it in there.
    Linkara: (holding the Pokeball in front of Bulbasaur) Get in the ball.
    Bulbasaur: Bulba!
  • This one featuring Pollo:
    Pollo: We'll be right back. Or will we? *dramatic zoom in*
    *commercial*
    Pollo: And we're back. Or are we? *dramatic zoom in - partially* Yes.
  • One episode's bumpers have Linkara and The Nostalgia Critic switching their wardrobes and mocking each other. Needless to say, both are not amused.

    Let's Play Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force 
  • From his Let's Play of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force: "NEELIX, STOP COCKBLOCKING ME!"
    • And after his date is ruined, he breaks down sobbing for Häagen-Dazs.
  • Episode 2 makes a Shout-Out to a friend and associate on Channel Awesome:
  • After being killed instantly trying to cross a hallway filled with superheated gas: "Well. That was stupid. Note to self, hot gas is hot."
  • After Munroe's proclamation that he has to "stop this seed": "I'm like a giant space condom!"
  • The death of the Hirogen hunter loses some impact since Linkara butts into the conversation to express his real goal:
    Hunter: You...are the victor.
    Linkara: Uh-huh...gimme your gun!
    Munro: Hold still, I might be able to get a medic.
    Hunter: No...
    Linkara: No, gun! Give me the gun!
    Hunter: You are the victor. May your hunts bring you...great honor...
    Linkara: Stop milking your death and gimme your gun!
  • "The dildos are the weakest enemies in this game".
  • Linkara on the alien computer shutting down: "Thing must be Linux-based."
  • Linkara's mission to get rid of one of Teh Wurmz in Part 5 results in a complete shootup of the entire room of everything but the Wurm.
  • "It's a containment field" "No sh(BEEEP)."
  • "Uh, wait, I have a question. Ahh, screw it."
  • Linkara testing out his portable torpedo launcher.
  • "EAT MY PURPLE DEATH RAY!"
  • And the end of the Unstoppable Rage in episode 12 of said Let's Play.
  • "Hello, random crewman...who is making gang signs...wha?"
  • Linkara's utter incredulity at Tuvok criticizing him for not stopping the Borg kidnapping a teammate and stealing needed supplies.
    Tuvok: Could you not have prevented the Borg from taking the isodesium?
    Linkara: No! They'd adapted quickly!
    Tuvok: Had you fired, it is might have stopped the Borg from taking the isodesium we need.
    Linkara: NO IT WOULDN'T.
    Tuvok: Your emotional decision may have cost the lives of this entire crew.
    Linkara: ...I want to shoot you, so bad right now.
  • In Part 3 ("It came from Planet Icky!") of the Star Trek Elite Force playthrough: "Alien ladies: check me out, I'm Ensign Monroe/Do you see my gun? It breathes, you know!"
  • The Borg dance.
  • In Part 13, when the Vohrsoth is outlining its evil plan, Linkara says, "Aw, crap, it's Michael Moore!
    Caption: Aw yeah, I went there again!
  • Any time he references Amazons Attack when saying Biessman's name.
  • Speaking of Biessman, after the Vohrsoth reveals his evil plan, Linkara is still in a Heroic BSOD after Biessman's death. Then he says something along the lines of, "No! Biessman would go on! He'd call them... stompy dorks or something!"
  • Munro's impossible shadow.
  • He makes a couple of shout outs to SF Debris too, as he is definitely a fan of that show. Calling Neelix a hedgehog (Chuck's favorite slur at Neelix) and when they go to the conference room, Linkara says, "Into the Magic Meeting Room!"
  • The series finale where Ensign Munro defeats the Vorsoth Master:
    Linkara: Okay everyone, say it with me now: "I am Ensign Munro, and I AM A MAN!"
  • Linkara shoots at the Borg with the photon torpedo launcher, and his reaction to them adapting to it.
    They adapted to an EXPLOSION.

     Let's Play Pokémon Omicron 
  • Linkara has the chat decide what nicknames to give to his Pokémon. Linkara decides to give his Caterpie the name "Madame Butterfree". Due to character constrictions, the name comes out as "Madame Butt" instead.
  • Lewis forgetting that Professor Oak giving him the Poké Dex just moments afterwards. He seems to think he mysteriously started with it.
  • Lewis cracks up laughing when the opening narration (purportedly a prerecorded message from Professor Oak) tells us that "By default your rival has "swag" to make you feel enmity towards him."
  • Oak: People and Pokémon live together by supporting each other.
    Lewis: Yeah, they never help out with the rent when they need to, though.

  • In the first Gym, the player sprite in the overworld is invisible. Lewis thinks he's been a ghost the whole time.
  • Also he notices the sprite has two shadows, cue a Vashta Nerada reference.
  • He manages to catch a Whismur and proceeds to ask the chat what its nickname should be. His confused reaction to them suggesting a certain Fan Nickname is pure hilarity.
    Lewis: Why do you keep calling it "Pumbloom"?
  • His utterly terrified reaction to how you get the HM for Strength. Tell a Hypno her child is okay and she goes and "convinces" the salesman, who is charging too much, to give her a copy. Linkara just starts screaming due to the Mind Rape implications.
    Linkara: WHAT DID YOU DO? WHAT DID YOU DO?
  • Since the chat keeps telling him to add new captures to his team, said team is hilariously underleveled, leading to Linkara constantly "winning" most battles with only one or two Pokémon still active. By episode 10 Linkara has snapped and briefly bounces between Laughing Mad and sadly singing to himself.
  • His Starly is named Twitter, leading to several jokes.
    Linkara: What? Twitter is evolving! Twitter became Tumblr! Tumblr became Facebook! Facebook became Missingno.!
  • He encounters a trainer named Marik, leading him to speak like Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged's Marik (and briefly Bakura) for the rest of the battle, complete with calling Twitter the Staravia 'Mister Tweetums'.
  • When Lewis encounters the SCP Department, he's obviously very unnerved. note 

    Longbox of the Damned 
  • In the Uzumaki review, he states the name of the town in the story. On the possibility that he may have mispronounced the name, Moarte's responsenote ?
    Moarte: My children, I don't speak Japanese. Give me a break here.
    • And it happens again in his review of Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom. Though really, anytime he says anything in a close to normal voice is hilarious.
    Moarte: What's that? I did not pronounce the city name correctly? 1.) It's how it's spelled in the book. 2.) If I don't speak Japanese, what the hell makes you think I speak Old One?
  • When talking about the Friday the 13th franchise, he mentions Jason X in a rather unimpressed manner.
    Moarte:...Including that one where he went into space and became a killer cyborg. That happened too.
  • In the Wrath of the Spectre, the Spectre's costume just a pair of green underpants and a cape.
    Moarte: What? When you're God's angel of death and wrath and punishment and stuff, I think you're allowed to wear whatever the hell you want.
  • Moarte's utter bafflement at the Killdozer comic, opening with his usual Hello, my children in an unsure and confused manner. He introducing the comic saying "I admit, we've got a weird one today... It's the Killdozer comic."
    • He goes to say ''Now the idea of a killer bulldozer may sound silly, and it is..."
  • The third episode for 2013 ends with him hefting a sword and declaring he is going to fight something truly scary: a tax collector. Funny on its own, but then he charges off-screen yelling "FOR THE LONGBOX!"
  • In his latest review of Teen Titans Annual #1, after a woman stuffs a cat in a blender, he says this.
    Moarte: Horrific yes, but damn impressive. You ever try to get a cat to do something it doesn't want to do? The thing turns into like, an out of control slinky or something.
  • At the end of the Hellsing review for 2013, Moarte notices that there's something familiar about Alucard's name and proceeds to spell it backwards. And what does he discover?
    Moarte: BY THE LONGBOX!!! NILBOG IS GOBLIN SPELLED BACKWARDS!!! HOLY CRAP!!!
    Moarte: The ladies love big guns, particularly cannons.
  • In the review of Dracula Everlasting, Moarte notes the similarity between this interpretation of Dracula and Time Lords.
  • The deadpan "praise" of the Deathtube joke from Zombo.
  • From Star Trek Issues 4 and 5, when Moarte mentions Chekov and Sulu fencing, he adds "Get your minds out of the gutters, children!"
  • He opens the video on Captain America #326 by singing the propaganda tune from Captain America: The First Avenger
  • From the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash sequel, a small excerpt from one sentence becomes hilarious if you are aware of the popular Yaoi ships in the Power Rangers fandom: "Jason wants Tommy..."
  • In the new intro, the grave the Longbox is buried in has a tombstone that says One More Day. There's also one that says "Here Lies Countdown"
  • He opens his review of 8-Bit Zombie with "doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doot, my children."
  • In the review of "Night of the Living Dead: Just a Girl" he comments that he wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Cooper's logic says that Karen caused the zombie apocalypse.
  • From "Tales of Supernatural Laws" we have this:
    Moarte: Order! Order! Court is now in session, my children. Beware the creatures of the night, they have lawyers!
  • The Take That to Internet comments in The Witching Hour.

    Other 
  • Whenever Linkara does a two-part review, part two opens with a "Previously On" segment featuring several of the site's contributors in various overblown comic book situations, like MarzGurl spoofing the line "I love Stalin more" from Sinnamon or an army of Angry Joes facing off against Neutro. Dr. Insano from The Spoony Experiment even made his first ever appearance in one!
  • Linkara's twitter update, 10/23/09: "According to a comment on my blog, I'll never be as famous as The Bee Gees. NOOOOOOO! *Goes off to cry* "
  • Linkin' Up With Linkara, for turning everything about Spooning With Spoony on its head. Even more so, Matin' with Ma-Ti!
  • Linkara's reaction to the Spider-Man newspaper comic strip in which One More Day was nothing more than a dream.
    Linkara: [maniacal laughter]
    (a few minutes later)
    Linkara: (still keeps laughing for 30 solid seconds; deep breath) Well, I wished it happened in the main universe, but beggars can't be choosers.
  • In Spoony's forum Lewis said that he realized that the next issue has Darkseid on someone's couch. His reaction was gold.
    Linkara:As I am writing the review right now, I can confirm that Darkseid does indeed first appear in the comic sitting on Scott Free's couch.

    ...

    If you'll need me, I'll be over in the corner cutting my wrists with my gun.
  • Not in his reviews, but at the Time Force/Wild Force Panel at Power Morphicon, someone loudly announced who Linkara was when he stood up to ask a question. Linkara said, "Thanks, but I didn't want to look like a jackass,", prompting Vernon Wells to goodnaturedly reply, "Okay jackass, what's your question?"
  • From Linkara's crossover with the Last Angry Geek on Comic Book Issues:
    One of us is successful, and the other is you.
    • Even better is the outtake. "One of us is-is successful... and still flubs the line regardless."
    • Also, Geek restraining a Quesada fanboy while Linkara force-feeds said fan torn pages of said fan's mint copy of One More Day.
  • From his "Comics in Five Panels" summary of JLA: The Obsidian Age Part One: "We're the Justice League, and we have to travel back in time to rescue Aquaman! This certainly won't result in our deaths or anything! *smash cut to Skeletonized!Supes* "OH F***!!!"
    • 7 words: "I AM AQUAMAN. AND I AM AWESOME!!!"
  • During the crossover review of an Avengers video game with Spoony, Dr. Insano brings us....NEUTRO 2.0! It, well, it doesn't last long.
    Dr. Insano: (After Neutro 2.0 is destroyed) Right, erm...I'll just let myself out. (leaves)
    • Also, in the same video, Spoony's reaction to meeting 90s Kid for the first time.
      • "Just ignore him. He's like a pop-up ad that won't go away."
    • The blooper at the end of the video as well.
    Dr. Insano: (A book flies past him) Missed me!
    • Just as funny when he's beaned in the head by the book in the video proper.
    Spoony: Well that wasn't very nice.
    Linkara: He's the one that killed you, remember?
    Spoony: Hey, yeah. You suck, Insano!
    Dr. Insano: My brain hurts.
  • During one of Iron Liz's "You're such a Card...Game" reviews, the reaction on both of their faces in regards to the Inuyasha TCG. The unboxing video alone has some of the best reactions, as the two are going in blind about the series...save for Lewis, who's seen two episodes.
  • After losing a game of Mystery Date, Linkara plays off the fact that the game is from 1965 by saying his character, having lost out on getting a date, is instead going to watch some early Doctor Who episodes and get depressed over how they'll be lost due to BBC being unable to see the future and save the episodes.
    • The constant appearances of J. Edgar Hoover.
    • Their use of outdated insults like "hussy", "skank" , and "chippy roustabout".
    • Lewis's confusion at the Beach Robe.
  • In the first Yu-Gi-Oh vlog, Linkara gets a card named Trigon.
    Linkara: ... Trigon! Woo! New Teen Titans fan right here, Trigon the Terrible is a card now!
  • Boffo's twitter account.
  • Anytime he does his "WTF?" face.
  • His 4AM post-"Avengers" VLOG with his brother (formerly the Ghost of Christmas Present) starts with the pair ripping on the movie, followed by a "Just Kidding!" screen...and ends with his brother asking him when the next installment of "History Of Power Rangers" will be out. Cue Linkara crying.
  • Taking a page from The Cinema Snob's book, Linkara adds a fake synopsis when he uploads a new part of To Boldly Flee to his blog.
  • The Twitter war over Linkara supposedly killing clowns pits him against Obscurus Lupa and Phelous. It soon grows to ridiculous proportions. Then Holly Christine Brown comes in to fan the flames...
  • The blooper reel released in mid January 2013. His brother, playing Aplos, stumbles over his line about knowing a witch who spends all her time meditating, instead saying "mediting." They laugh about it a while, Lewis making a joke that it's short for meta-editing. The very next take? "I know a witch who spends all her time editing." Cue Graham falling back in his chair laughing and Lewis saying he'll make a blooper reel.
  • Linkara and Obscurus Lupa worked together to do a Power Rangers Holiday Special... in March.
    • Alpha pushes a button in the Command Center that is supposed to decorate the Command Center in Christmas Decorations. Linkara's first reaction is to edit in footage of the Command Center's destruction from the end of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Season 3 as soon as the button is pushed.
    • "Alpha has a child-kidnapping button."
    • "It's love!" (Vomit Discretion Shot)
  • "So I want to put things behind me. Literally, I mean."
  • Following a stream of XCOM: Enemy Unknown by Nash, Lewis went out and bought his own copy of the game... He spent over an hour trying to get the game to work, and Nash had to stop his own stream to help out. He eventually wasn't able to do it on that night.
    • Lewis instead decided to stream one of the early XCOM games. And only named the characters what the chat wanted. Eventually this led to Eugene Buttfart joining the team.
    • At one point, the entire team gets wiped out. Except Phelous. Who takes on the aliens, then panics and runs away. Another incident was the entire team getting wiped out. Without even leaving their ship.
    • During the first encounter with the Council...
    Bradford: Commander, we're getting a transmission from the Council.
    Linkara: (Imitating the Council spokesman) You're fired.
    • During the first Council Mission, after rookie!90s Kid kills a Thin Man...
    rookie!90s Kid: Rookie Kid has earned a promotion!
  • During his Man of Steel vlog, he refers to Faora and Nam-Ek as "Not-Ursa" and "Not-Non", clearly struggling to pronounce the latter nickname correctly.
  • Linkara has been involved in two live plays of tabletop RPGs at ConBravo, in 2012 and 2013. In the first campaign, he played the straight man as the rest of his team consisted of a gigantic barbarian, a pyromaniacal wizard, and Tandem the Spoony. In 2013, you can tell he's getting increasingly irked by the GM, Big Mike, stacking the deck heavily in his favor in an Alien vs. Predator scenario.
  • In the vlog on The LEGO Movie, Viga's pitiful attempts at building random stuff with Legos, which keep falling apart in her hands.
    • Linkara and Viga defending the double-decker couch.
  • For some reason this troper found the entire mini-billiards game between Lewis and Will way too amusing, between the awkwardness of how small the table was, the double entendres, Lewis completely sucking at the game, and the banter between the two.
  • During the 300th episode livestream, one of the bumpers had the Last Angry Geek talking about the first time he met Linkara: he describes what is basically the plot of Suburban Knights (he and a few guys dressed in black had to kill some LAR Pers, the LAR Pers met up with another group of LAR Pers and killed most of the guys he was with, and he had to run away to save his own life), but then his last line is ...and then we filmed Suburban Knights
    • During the segment with Dadkara and Momkara, after a chat member asks "where's Brokara?":
    Lewis: He's at home, washin' his tights!
    Dadkara: Oh, that's an image I didn't want in my head...
    Lewis:' *groans* Now you've got it in my head, I was just making the Batman reference...
    • When Momkara questions a request for a Future!Fat Grandma, Lewis shouts in her voice "I will sass you from beyond the grave!"
    • And his sign-off at the end of the livestream: I'm still not as popular as the BeeGees

    Crossovers 
Bimbos BC (with The Cinema Snob)
  • Snob swipes his key card and walks into his hotel room, at which point Linkara punches him and grabs him by the arm.
    Linkara: (angrily) We're gonna review Bimbos BC, you hear me?
    Snob: The fuck are you talking about? We planned on doing this
    Linkara: Oh well, yeah, but the thing is that we're not supposed to like doing crossovers. We're supposed to be like "oh, I don't wanna review that with you, I didn't know we were at the same hotel", that kind of thing. You know, play along.
    Snob: Oh, oh, okay. (flatly) Oh, oh, I hate this! I don't wanna do this…
    Linkara: Great! Well, let's go review it!
  • Linkara: It was shot on shhhhhhhurely what was at the time high-quality video tape.
  • After a hilarious fight scene:
    Snob: That's right, just flail your arms weakly a bit more. That's obviously holding it off.
    Linkara: It apparently bites into her shoulder and… oh look, who knew that the human body was made of Bubble Tape. (monster starts chewing, Linkara makes "om nom nom" noises)
  • On the opening credits:
    Snob: …and they even change the font halfway through, and then change back, and then change again!
    Linkara: Wait, should I use Helvetica? No, no, wait, Times New Roman! Oh, Courier, will you be my savior?
    Snob: Who cares what the fucking font is?
  • Larry the Male Bimbo: And while the scientists were living in luxury, they were breeding day and night!
    Dr. Insano: Yes, we scientists claim we want to stop nuclear war, but secretly we want it to continue so we can all live in our gilded palaces! (maniacal laughter)
    (Linkara throws something at Insanao, knocking him over)
    Snob: What'd you throw at him?
    Linkara: Comic book.
    Snob: And that works?
    Linkara: Surprisingly, yes. Go ahead, try it.
    Insano: (standing back up) Why do people always want to hate me? (another comic book hits him, he falls again)
    Snob: I feel power like I've never felt before.
  • After some extracted blood makes a "squirt" noise onto a microscope slide:
    Snob: The fuck was that noise?
    (Linkara leans in and beeps the Snob's nose; Snob slowly turns and glares at him)
  • Doc: What Thatch plans to do is buy all the land and build more cities so he can make more income for himself.
    Snob: Again, it's the fucking Apocalypse. No one owns any land. And if they did, what good is money when there's no fucking economy? Where is the money coming from?!
    90's Kid: Duuuuuuude! Obviously they kept their copy of Bloodgun #ľ in pristine shape!
    Eighties Dan: Hey hey hey, I know I kept my copy of Marvel Contest Champions in pristine shape!
    90's Kid: Dude! 80's Dan! You have all that New Coke stashed up!
    80's Dan: And you have all that Coke II, my backwards hat-wearing friend!
    90's Kid: I will totally trade you!
    80's Dan: That is fair, good sir. That is fair. (they walk off together)
    Snob: The fuck just happened?
    Linkara: It's best not to question it.
  • Snob: I don't wanna die, my voice is too sexy!
  • Thatch: Watch a good comedy like I Spit on Your Grave. That cheers me up.
    Snob: "A comedy like I Spit on Your Grave?" Oh yeah, nothing spells "goofy slapstick fun" like a 40-minute rape scene!
  • After some Dutch Angle shots of the building:
    Linkara: Yes, focus on the bricks! The bricks know everything!
  • Man: The weather's getting worse, Mr. Thatch. I fear it's acid rain.
    Linkara: Oh my God, Snob! There's a battle out there of Godzilla fighting a giant robot!
    Snob: Really?
    Linkara: Yes, but we don't have the budget to show it to you!
  • Linkara: I AM A MAN!
    (punches Snob in the Chest; Snob grunts and starts coughing)
    Linkara: You okay?
    Snob: Just… ducky. (coughs)
  • Kung Tai Ted starts instructing on the horrible fight choreography, but stops when Ninja Style Dancer appears behind him, and they agree to a fight.
  • Linkara: The bimbos enter the Nightmare Zone.
    Linkara and Snob: We're already there!
  • Splicing in the Batman theme to make a scene more amusing.
  • The Rule of Three to Running Gag of Linkara's and The Snob's characters bumping into one another: Harvey Finevoice asks Linkara if he's needed at the end of the review, only to be told no by Linkara. Then, Vic Dealio announces his presence, (momentarily confusing Harvey), before the two go off to sing a duet.
    Linkara: Do you think our characters are weird?
    Snob: (Utterly annoyed) Yeeeesssss.

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