Funny / Echo Chamber

Season 1

Episode 1: Show Within a Show:

  • After talking to Mr. Administrator:
    Tom: Shut up Zack.
  • The very first scene of the series, which includes Zack's Hand Puppet.
    Tom: Thank you, Zack, for ruining the 20th take.
    Zack: You're welcome, man.
    Tom: You're not sorry, are you?
    Zack: Nah.
  • "If you get near the front of the camera, I will stab you! I will actually stab you!"
  • "You keep your dead cat in a box too?"

Episode 2: Freudian Excuse

  • "I'm having fun!"
  • "Putting pants on would be admitting defeat."
  • "Aww, how tragic. Watch as my hatred turns to pity."
  • "He's a butt! I hate him!"
  • Tom on explaining his supposed ''older'' brother's age...
    Tom: I didn't say he was older...
    Zack: Hahaha! Tom's a loser!

Episode 3: Terrible Interviewees Montage

  • Heartfelt music playing as Dana tells Tom that she'll be his co-star because he sucks at his job, comparing him to a turd steaming on the carpet, that she needs to clean up.
  • Zack's reaction to Shannon bursting into the room and berating Tom and Dana.
    Zack: Please don't eat me.
  • Tom fending off one of the more enthusiastic interviewees as she said she was "Up for anything..."
    Tom: Oh, oh, uh...nonono No!
  • Eternal vigilance against "This Troper":
    Mr. Administrator: A troper has just referred to himself in the first person. We must make an example of him.
  • Dana finally getting fed up with Uncle Bill.
    Dana: God, Next!
    Uncle Bill: I thought we were just hanging out...
    Dana: NEXT!!

Episode 4: Dumbass Has a Point

  • Dana bringing the guys cold pizza when she returns from getting dinner. A really nice, friendly gesture. Except that there's only one small slice left in the box.
  • Zack using Buffy Speak.
  • "This is not unimpressive." "This is not me sleeping."
  • "That was unwatchable."
  • Tom: (to Dana) Look, if you keep assuming that someone can't do anything right, sooner or later, you're gonna be proven wrong.
    Zack: Yeah!
    Tom: God, I wish I had some duct tape right now.
    Zack: Why?
    Tom: To shut you up!
    Dana: To be a "dumbass with a point", you need to have a point, dumbass.
    Tom: Trope still applies.
    Dana: Does not.

Episode 5: Unresolved Sexual Tension

  • This gem:
    Dana: So I could take my hair down and be all "Hair Flip! Hair Flip!" and you'd be like "Oh, that is so-super-sexy!".
    [very long and awkward beat]
    Zack: I'd do her.
  • After Dana realizes Tom is flirting with her for insulting Zack.
    Dana: Tom... *takes his hands, smiles fondly* I hate you.
  • The gag of confusing their characters and themselves, especially:
    Dana: Do we have sexual tension?
    Tom: [Freezes like a rabbit in the headlights.]
  • Just seeing Tom and Dana on the same bed, even though Dana already stated outright she dislikes Tom.
  • "Bend over backwards to accomodate me!"
  • Also, "Why do you hate me?!"

Episode 6: Psycho Ex-Girlfriend

Tom: "I mean have you seen her [Shannon's] boobs, Dana?"
Dana: "No, Tom. No, I haven't."
Tom: "They're so good."

  • And later:
    Shannon: "Shut up, you just don't know anything about love."
    Dana: "Oh no, my heart, she breaks. *Traces the outline of a teardrop down her cheek*

    Tom: "I was writing what I know."
    Zack: "Hah...that's why it's bad because you don't don't know a lot."

    Zack: "Hey Dana? I followed you all day with my camera because I love you."
    Dana: "That's nice, Zack." (goes inside)
    Zack: "Aww...why doesn't she like me? It's like she couldn't even see my boner!"

  • On why Tom has suddenly become rather sanguine regarding Shannon.
    Dana: "So...your stalker friended me on Facebook, by the way."
    Tom: "Oh, you mean my Ex?"
    Dana: "No Tom, I mean your stalker. An Ex is someone you run into at parties and pretend not to notice. And this is waaay creepier than that."
    Tom: "Huh..."
    Dana: "What do you mean 'Huh'?! A few days ago you were scared shitless of this girl...what...What is there to think about? If a guy were doing this to me I'd..."
    [Long Beat]
    Dana: "You started sleeping with her again, didn't you?"

Episode 7: Walk and Talk

  • At the beginning:
    Tom: "Zack, I thought we were playing 'Shut the Fuck Up'."
    Zack: "I always lose at this game!"
  • This:
    Zack: Wait, was [the guy from Blue's Clues] the blue one, or was the dog??

Episode 8: Romantic False Lead

  • Zack talking about his dead cat in The Stinger.
  • Dana: Tom, find someone else. Date... someone else. Sleep with anyone else.
    Zack: Not "it"!
  • "Don't go, we still have more scenes to shoot! Also, I love you..."
  • Dana's nickname for Shannon is "Crazyfuck McStalkerson".
  • Zack: "Wait, is the pegleg like a stripper pole?"
  • Zack: Would you love me if I gave you candy?
    Dana: No.
    Zack: A unicorn?
    Zack: What about my undying love?

Episode 9: Did You Think I Can't Feel?

  • Zack's line at the end of the episode, referring to Dana and Tom:
    ....Just fuck, already... Jesus!
  • Or Zack's line at The Stinger:
    "[Nervously] Why are you looking at me?"

Episode 10: Mysterious Employer

  • Zack wondering where the toilet is in the Administrator's domain.
    Zack: Well actually, I wanted to know where the bathroom i...
    Administrator: SILENCE!
    [Zack gulps]
  • The Administrator getting mad at Tom for Dana's lecture.
  • The Zack sock puppet.
    • Zack using the Dana sock puppet.
  • Tom: He got angry at me. Why did he get angry at me?
    Zack: It's your face. I get angry just looking at it.
  • Writing a new episode:
    Tom: So, should we be arguing, or...?
    Dana: No, we can't just be us.

Season 2

Episode 1: Always Someone Better

  • People can't help but crack up whenever Ace says "gurt". Including the Administrator.
  • Dana and Tom trying to figure out how they should go about their second season.
    Dana: Ah success. You're a fickle slut.
  • Tom literally tries to Grow the Beard. Cut to Dana shoving him into the bathroom with a razor.

Episode 2: The Ace

  • The Call-Back at the beginning:
    Tom: Where are we going?
    Dana: Somewhere specific.
  • Dana's reasoning for getting a new character.
    Dana: Maybe we could have a Foil to you, someone who's good in all the ways you're... not.
    Tom: We're talking about my character, right?

Episode 3: A Day in the Limelight

  • Zack's text message: "...kinda borrowed her car lolol how do i stop".

Episode 5: Chekhov's Gun

  • Zack's complete misunderstanding of what a Chekhov's Gun is, while Tom makes the understanding worse. It culminates in Zack pointing an actual gun at Tom, and runs off from him while he tries to take off a striped shirt, thinking it will kill him.

Episode 6: Forgotten Birthday

  • Zack's present to Dana of his dead cat in a box.
    Dana: (Throws box away after looking inside) How long has that been dead?!?
    Zack: Do you mean in cat years or people years?

Episode 7: Noir Episode

Episode 8: Tyrant Takes the Helm

  • Zach walking in on Umphrey in the toilet.
  • A confused Umphrey putting his finger through one of the holes in the newspaper from last episode.
  • Zack calling Mr. Umphrey "Mr. Umbridge".

Episode 11: Coming-of-Age Story:

  • "WHO ARE YOU?!"

Episode 12: Mind Screw

  • At the end, Administrator Prime and all his clones vanish... except for one, who then complains he "doesn't know how to do that."
  • "Connecting to Administrator Prime" .......404
    Mr. Administrator: Curses. Stupid. Proprietary. CHAT! CLIENT!

Outside the series

From Zack's Character Blog Twitter account:

  • "Just finished washing Tom's car. He didn't think it was funny. (I did)... To be fair, I cleaned his car with my pee. And the windows were open. And he was in it."
  • "I like bacon! Who else likes bacon? I like bacon in my nose! Who else likes bacon in my nose? Bacon. It goes in noses."
  • "Just found the journal I kept when I was seven. Best quote: 'if i am what i eat i think i am boogers'"
  • "How is there not already a Fishbook? You know... Facebook but for fishes? Why has this not happened?! D:"
  • "Tom called Dana a matryoshka doll because she's so short (I guess?). Is there a taller Dana running around somewhere?"
  • "Saw that scary girl Shannon again. She had her face mushed up against the window. I tried telling Tom but he threw crickets at me."
  • "I think I might have maybe kind of almost set the bathroom on fire?"
  • "I haven't seen Dave in a few days. I wonder if he got stuck in the sewer again. He likes to chase rats."
  • "Carried my camera through the Batman set - somebody tried to take it. I came at him like a monkey!"
  • "I found a penny on the ground! It was glued there, but I kept trying to pick it up anyway. Then I remembered I glued it there."
  • "I drew a face on my toilet in Sharpie. It looks angry haha! But now I regret doing it. I feel bad. I really should have made it look shocked."
  • "I wonder if Dana would want a present...specifically the wig I found on the side of the road today."
  • "Have you seen TV Tropes's Echo Chamber? It's like a web show within a web show wrapped in bacon."
  • "What? That's not how it happened! Now Tom's just making stuff up. He didn't even mention the thing with the bacon!"
  • "Holy crap! I just realized bacon used to be pigs! How long has this been true? D:"
  • "When I woke up, there was ANOTHER PINEAPPLE."
  • "Pigs are made of TURKEY??! Then is a turducken really a pigducken? I'm so confused. And scared."
  • "I wonder, if I leave bacon out, will it turn BACK into a pig? One way to find out!"
  • "My fingernails taste like cookies :D"
  • "Apparently you can retweet stuff? Wow! It's like technology and something else had a baby! (I couldn't think of a something else.)"
  • "Asked dad about the earthquake. He said it happened because I touch myself :( How does he always know?"
  • "Roadkill game: I lost score, but today I ran over a bottle of laundry detergent. Now dad's car is clean and pine-scented!"
  • "We're out of bacon...worst day ever." "DAD BROUGHT HOME THE BACON! Worst day ever: averted."
  • "Peanut butter is DELICIOUS."
  • "Soooooo week old bacon does NOT become a pig again. It becomes a hospitalized Dave. Myth: busted!"
  • "Ultimate challenge: Peanut butter and bacon. WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE?"
  • "Found Dave in a closet today. Figured there should be some kind of joke there but I just couldn't think of anything."
  • "Did I always have this creepy troll doll in my underwear drawer? Where did it come from?!" #ohgodsoscared
  • "I got halfway to middle school today before I realized I grew up. Then I woke up. Then I actually went to middle school. They made me leave."
  • "Ha! I watched a pot today! It boiled! To be fair, it was already boiling. But I still feel like I accomplished something today."
  • "Note to self: Red Bull does NOT give you wings. Remember that before you try to fly off your house next time, self. Ow."
  • "Dad got a package labeled "BOMB". He didn't want to open it, so I did. Inside was a turd and a note saying "Ha ha". Thanks, Uncle Bill!"
  • "Tom keeps sending me long lists of things I "need" to "do". Good thing God granted me a spam folder!"
  • "Dana is talking so much I think she's on a sugar high or something."
  • "Taught myself the marimba. Didn't have real drumsticks, so I used chicken drumsticks. The middle school janitor heard me and kicked me out."
  • "We've got auditions tomorrow. Guess that means I should help Tom. No, wait that's the coffee talking."
  • Halloween entry: "Tom says I should be myself today and that's scary enough. I told him to look in a mirror."
  • "I can't tell if Tom is thinking or hit his head. He makes the same face for everything."
  • "Tom's talking about music. I wish he'd stop humming. It's creepy."
  • "I ENVY NO MAN! Only Spongebob, and even then only occasionally."
  • "It's too cold out to be sweaty. Also, my blood was replaced with red slurpie years ago."
  • "I got tangled up in Christmas lights today and somebody thought I was a Christmas tree."
  • "Apparently stuffing is *not* turkey poop. Good to know."
  • "Christmas ornaments that look like cookies don't taste very good. Weird."
  • "Roadkill game: I ran over a sandwich today. It was roast beef, so it's kind of like roadkill."
  • "I wonder if this cranberry sauce is okay. It's starting to smell like my socks."
  • "Note to followers: If you drop a banana on the floor, only eat it if you haven't peeled it already."
  • "Fell asleep under a tree- somebody put me in a box."
  • "My shoulders ache. Either I slept bad, or someone switched my arms while I was sleeping."
  • "Chocolate comes in boxes, right? I think I found some chocolate in this old box on the sidewalk. It smells kind of bad, though. (later) Nope not chocolate. I think it was raccoon poop."
  • "Dave is sick today. I'm going to cure him...with SCIENCE!"
  • "I keep falling asleep under bushes and then birds try to nest in my hair. Kind of rude."
  • "You know what makes ham sandwiches better? Taking the ham off, and the bread, and eating the cheese."
  • "I was sick, but now I'm not! Time for cartwheels!"
  • "What? A new comedy about an unemployed guy? I CAN RELATE."
  • "Chocolate sauce and peanut butter sandwich. The question is not "Why" but "WHY ISN'T EVERYBODY DOING THIS""

From Shannon's Character Blog (found here)

  • When will they understand that everything would be so much better if I were in it? And writing it? And directing it?
  • The title of the first post is: My first blog post! Oh my god, I'm so talented!
  • Anything you can do...
    Iím going to show him that no matter what that Dana girl does, Iíll do better. They want to have a fight by a pond? Well, he and I will have an even BIGGER fight by an even PRETTIER pond!
  • Shannon appears to have gone right off the deep end of crazy:
    [Following Zack] And how did he notice me in the first place, seeing as Iíve been wearing nothing but camouflage since the whole operation began? I might have to get my roller skates out of the closet so I can keep up with him.