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Churchill: Welcome, Mr. Hill! Please accompany me to the study... I've got a surprise for you! Linkara!Churchill: I've just enlisted some new forces to help with the war, they're called Daleks. I'm sure there won't be problems with it.
The flashback to Linkara picking out his reviewing outfit. He keeps insisting on wearing any part of his Obelisk Blue uniform, while Iron Liz keeps rejecting it. Especially the hat.
Liz: You look like you stole it off a pimp!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Chester A. Bum and The Nostalgia Critic argue as the Bum destroys Hollywood, Rome, France, Pluto and the Earth.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!"
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)
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!
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.