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Extra Credits

  • In the episode 'Project Ten Dollar', Allison decides she's had enough and attacks Daniel with a pencil eraser, causing the episode to end due to "technical difficulties".
  • "Video Games and Learning", a pre-Escapist episode, starts with Daniel asking the audience to stay, in spite of it being about learning. At the end, he comments:
    Wow, you guys are still here. (laughs) See, that wasn't so bad, was it? Worth sticking around for? (beat) Well, come on! We can't talk about sex every time!
  • From symbolism 101— "These rolls are fantastic!"
    • Also, when mentioning yet another potential future topic — "You know, you could probably make a really dangerous Drinking Game out of the number of times we say that."
  • Daniel playing with puppets in their episode on Anonymous.
  • The first question asked in Mailbag 5.
  • When explaining the Uncanny Valley, his example of a robot that's human enough to hit the other side of the valley is... Keanu Reeves.
  • This pre-Escapist episode. James sets up his own podium next to Daniel for the episode, and just after he clears his throat... Daniel swipes his papers away from him and goes on with it. He starts to read the speech, and stops to say "Hey, this is good stuff!". James throws his podium at Daniel.
    Daniel: Ugh, do I really have to say this?
    [James leans into shot]
    Daniel: It just sounds pretentious.
    [James holds up a baseball bat]
    Daniel: ...okay then.
  • In the horror protagonist episode Daniel is wearing... a Teddie costume.
    • It gets funnier as no one could hear what he said, and after Allison told him that, he removed the head, scaring Lee Lee. Afterwards, he threw the head at her. She catches it, the same look glued to her face the entire time.
  • "Games You REALLY Might Not Have Tried" which... well contains a mix of funny and disturbing.
    Daniel: Song Of Saya. I apologize, what the f**k did I just play?
  • "Quest Design (part 1)" has Lee-Lee being the girl who dropped off the cliff, with her going "Later bitches" and then screaming "You all suck!!!" as she falls.
  • According to the episode on Hidden Object Games, James has a habit of kicking Daniel's door down whenever he gets an idea for an episode.
  • The Comedic Games episode had some pretty funny gifs which were relevant.
  • The "So You Want To Be An Indie" episode has Lee-Lee and Scott spray an indie dev with an unrealistic budget plan with water spritzers like a naughty cat.
  • From Big Bad 1, a list of mechanics villains that represent pure evil: The Enchantress, Chaos, Lavos, Maleficent, Tom Nook!
  • Also from Big Bad 1, Daniel announces a new artist taking LeeLee's place: Dan #3. Where's your One Steve Limit now?
  • In "Do games matter less than other media", Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel fame lets himself in and hijacks the speech while Dan wonders what's going on. Mike leaves, inviting Dan onto Idea Channel because Mike feels too "squiggly" in Extra Credits style.
    What just happened?
  • Their episode on Easy Games has yet another amusing visual metaphor for how understanding the rules of a game can allow a player to reduce a difficult problem or high demands into more manageable chunks. This is depicted as first one of their loosely drawn stickmen in his underwear challenging a sabertooth tiger, then as a more normally drawn person with a wooden stick versus a cougar when describing the 'manageable chunks.' They immediately follow this up by noting that this doesn't guarantee that the player will easily overcome the chunks of the problem. This is depicted as the same person fleeing in a panic from the now-angry cougar, which on its own is hilarious in an Exit, Pursued by a Bear fashion, especially with the implication being that his attempts to hit it with the stick were not successful in the slightest.
  • "Video Game Ratings Systems" has hypothetical reasons for an M-rated game presented thusly:
    No seriously
    It's yuckers
  • Dan's description in Spectacle Creep of what might have happened during the board meeting that lead to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's "punch to the gut moment."
    Developer 1: Alright, guys, we're stuck. How do we one-up making the player be a terrorist?
    Developer 2: I got nothing.
    Developer 3: Yeah, me either, that seems pretty big.
    Developer 1: That's it! High-five!
    *This is how game-design works.*
  • In "How to Market Your Game", Dan addresses people who aren't comfortable about marketing their games, i.e. those who might say "Boo, marketing and PR! Boo!" All while an actual Boo slowly approaches him and then turns shy when Dan looks directly at it.
  • In a meta sort of amusing, Awesome Per Second has more detailed art and discusses how games shouldn't be crammed with padding that drags on in favor of memorable moments. The video itself is a little less than 2 minutes.
  • In the episode "Romance In Games", they talk a little bit about the idea of the guilt of being in a relationship but having feelings for someone else. This is represented by Mario and Peach drawn in their style, and Mario is thinking about Rosalina... But Rosalina is represented by a Rosalina and Luma amiibo (Who coincidentally is one of the most sought after amiibo out there).
  • Dan makes a bad pun about Speedgaming, the other Dan's are not impressed.
  • Artist Scott presents a special video: How Extra Credits Is Made. All of it is a riot. ALL OF IT.
    Scott: Can I come with you guys to MAGFest?
    Dan: *Cut to Credits*
  • In an episode talking about the romantic choices in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, they talk about how a romantic choice can define a character, showing a picture of Wolverine staring lovingly at a picture. Then they show the picture itself: Garrus Vakarian.
  • While discussing the "Achiever" in Bartle's taxonomy, they mention that achievers like seeing high scores, and show a scoreboard of ten high scores. The names are three letters each and seem to be gibberish, but if you put them together, you get, "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down."

Extra History

  • Daniel summarizing how the first Punic War started.
    All because of some idiots getting bored in Sicily.
  • Apparently on Czar Nicholas' coronation day, thirteen-hundred people died because there wasn't enough beer and pretzels... at least according to this.
    • And in the episode itself, while in events destined to be tragic... the delivery of one line can make one chuckle: "Holy s**t, is that the Archduke?"
    • Apparently one of the assassins tried to escape, only to land in a four-inch deep puddle of water injuring his leg in the process. Desperate to avoid capture, he bit down on some poison, but it had lost its potency to the point where instead of killing him, it reduced him to a vomiting fit so the guards simply walked down to arrest him. If the whole situation hadn't been so tragic and heartbreaking, his attempted escape would've been a candidate for a top 10 hilarious would-be escapes list.
    • The episode features a few rather amusing sight gags. An equipment malfunction is shown by the annoyed assassin pulling the trigger only to discover he has a "Bang!" Flag Gun, with an expression of pinched annoyance. Later, the Archduke's anger about 'visiting museums while bombs go off' is represented by the Archduke and Duchess cowering under an umbrella while Bob-Ombs bounce off and explode around them—an amusing reminder that the EC crew usually deals in video games.
  • In Extra History: World War I - Chapter 4, the Austrian army is depicted as not at all ready for war, unaware of who they're even supposed to attack. This confusion is represented by a list of amusingly disjointed pseudo-commands consisting of works with 'attack' in the name, including Attack on Titan, Attack the Block, and Massive Attack.
    • In the episode depicting the events right after the assassinations, one of sketches has an Austrian diplomate throwing his suitcase into the air, only for it to come back down and bounce harmlessly off his head.
    • From the same video, their depiction of a 'wild, harebrained solution that will surely fix everything' is represented by their beleaguered artist on a deadline crunch...summoning a bunch of kittens to help him in his drawing. The best he gets with the idea is one kitten maybe helping byb keeping his stylus upright, with the others being a mixture of annoyance and cute.
    • While Daniel is busy narrating the Austrian war minister's response to the request for war with Serbia, he's doing so in a calm, cool, collected voice. Meanwhile the picture has the Austrian war minister suddenly twice as tall as the messenger, visibly screaming at the top of his lungs while the poor messenger can only cower with his hands up in the air.
    • Lampshaded with the first assassin of the Archduke, where he breaks his leg jumping into a 4 inch deep river and then puking due to a bad suicide pill. As Dan put it, if it wasn't for the graveness of the situation, it would be extremely comical.
  • During the second part of the exploration of the Sengoku Jidai, there's a little excursion to admit they aren't accurate about the most important figures' names, because there are so many of them due to the cultural habit of renaming oneself as one got more powerful. This is represented visually by Oda Nobunaga evolving into a robotic version of himself Dual Wielding Laser Swords. Named Nobunagatron.
    • On a similar note, Nobunaga gets one during his Magnificent Bastard moment when Ashikaga Yoshiaki gives him moral reason to invade Kyoto. The smile on his face, combined with Extra Credits' impersonation of his promise to Ashikaga.
    • The one small problem with Asikaga Yoshiaki being installed as Shogun? Asikaga Yoshiaki actually believing that meant that he was going to get to actually be Shogun.
    • The head of the Asakura clan thinks Nobunaga's invitation to sup with the Shogun is a setup. Or, as they paraphrase Admiral Ackbar: "It's a Dinner!"
    • In Part Three: When Nobunaga was betrayed and nearly got assassinated, the visual depictions of his growing rage ends with an image of him Hulking out and a caption reading 'NOBUNAGA SMASH!' above him.
    • Dan talks about Nobunaga teaching the Azai "What it means to betray Oda Nobunaga". Showing Nobunaga standing in front of a chalkboard on which it is written: "MOSTLY BAD THINGS!!".
    • The whole sequence also had Dan point out that Oda was literally angry enough to kill his brother in law; it was not a hyperbole in the slightest.
    • "Nobunaga learned what everybody else who had tried to dislodge the monks of Ishiyama Hongan-Ji had learned" (MOSTLY BAD THINGS)
    • Ashikaga apparently had a profile in 'Samuraibook' where he set up an arrangement with the other clans to help him overthrow Nobunaga.
  • The South Sea Company chicanery itself isn't as gruesome as the deaths of previous Extra Histories, but is nonetheless home to a few good chuckles—for instance, when everything goes belly up, Robert Walpole stands to manipulate everything to his favor to become what amounts to the modern Prime Minister. Several times, 'convenient accidents' happen and Dan goes on with an obvious wondering tone as to who or why for a second before interrupting himself with a humorously flat, unsurprised "It was Walpole." This gets funnier every time even as it shows you just how much the man was manipulating events behind the scenes.
    Dan: Who knows where [Knight's ledger] went- it was Wapole...
    • The "It was Walpole" meme continues as they manage to successfully tie every subsequent episode to Walpole in some way.
    • The increasingly diabolical Barnumism of one Master Blunt also got increasingly hilarious with each over the top depiction of dollar signs, money bags, Burns images and hyperventilation. Blunt at his Bluntiest, indeed.
    • Dan demonstrates the how the House of Lords work, as the only requirement to be in it is to be a Lord. In which he has Lord Vader with a powdered wig asking the members of the parliament to implement the construction of the Death Star.
  • According to Extra History, we Westerners call Shaka Shaka Zulu to remember him as the great warrior and ruler of the Zulu Empire. Ironically enough, due to translation kinks, we were (and still are) actually calling Shaka "Intestinal Beetlenote  Heavennote ".
    • The New Jersey cow, the Zulu is not amused.
    • "South Africa was low on the list of British concerns." The list reads:
    British Concerns
    1. Britain
    2. France
    3. Cheese
    4. South Africa
  • The rampaging Demes return to the hippodrome... and the entire mob collectively ask for one ticket in.
  • One of Belisarius' vandal prisoners looked rather familit was Walpole.
  • How about the fact that the picture used to illustrate the People's Crusade is a sharknado?
    • It gets better: as Part 4 reveals, the People's Crusade failed so hard that it convinced Kilij Arslan, the Seljuq Sultan of Rūm, that the actual Crusade... wait for it... wasn't anything to worry about.
  • Part 3 of the First Crusade, short version. It was an absolute mess, about 4 of the five generals that lead the forces of the Crusade had some manner of personal problem or gripe with either the Pope or other such quirk. This is presented as a madlib: "Why let ___________ get in the way of a good crusade?"
  • Daniel is... less than impressed with Bohemond's choice of a battlecrynote :
    Bohemond: Today, if God's willing, we'll all be rich!
  • Bishop of Adhemar hauls some deserters back to the camp, including Peter the Hermit (which of itself is pretty funny, considering his zeal to start the people's crusades), but namely, he's also hauling Walpole back to the Siege.
  • The depiction of the Japanese government's reluctance to continue fighting Korea after Hideyoshi dies.
    Gov. Official 1 (all three of them are standing in front of Hideyoshi's grave): "Does anyone here actually want to keep fighting Korea?"
    no one says anything.
    Gov. Official 1: "Okay, show of hands: who wants to stay in Korea?"
    again, no response.
    Gov. Official 1: "Nobody? Alright then."
  • During the "Lies" segment of the Admiral Yi series, James gives a quote by a British Officer in praise of the Korean commander. This man was a momber of the Order of the Bath. Now who could've founded such a-it was Walpole. Yes, they managed to find an actual link to Robert Walpole!
  • After cholera comes to London in 1848, John Snow wakes up in the bed and tells it, personified as a purple pill, "I WILL end you!"
  • The You know nothing, John Snow Running Gag.
    • Complete with a cameo by Ned Stark.
  • From the Epilogue to the John Snow series
    Dan: [Edward Chadwick] released a report that basically said, "Guys? There's poop in the street. We gotta do something about the poop in the street."
    Stick-Figure Chadwick: Street poop is NOT okay, guys.

Design Club

  • The BlueShell episode where they call the item, among other things: "death and taxes' jerk friend" and "the Five Stages of Grief in three seconds".

James Recommends

  • From James Recommends: "Hello Youtubes! It looks like we've fixed the audio issues!" (pumps fist, 8-bit fanfare plays)
    • James Recommends buying Tower Of Guns, even just "because you'll get your money's worth" enjoying saying "Tower Of Guns", and he repeatedly savours the sound of the name through the video.

Side Quest

Extra Play

  • The Battle of the Dans begins! cue every gag the three can think of regarding the nature of dueling over their shared name. Are they fighting for the title of Dan Prime? the Dannest of them All? The True Dan? it all applies.
    • How about the fact they conclude every round with the message "DAN WINS"?
    • And the personal favorite of the first Dan: THE THUNDER DAN! THREE DANS ENTER, ONE DNA LEAVES!
    • Part way through the first episode, they realize that, since two of the Dans rarely appear on screen and the other Dan has his voice pitch-shifted in each episode, many fans would have no idea who was who from the voices alone, and be completely confused at who was winning anyway.