Even this can be funny sometimes, intentionally or otherwise.
When Jay explained to Jessica why he was in the hotel.
Jay: I'm, uh, shooting - shooting a documentary. Jessica: Oh? What's it about? Jay: Uh, hotels!
Jessica:(Clearly irritated after being questioned) No, why are you asking? Jay:(Defensively) Um, I'm just curious... I mean, uh, I just got here, so I'm looking for a good area to start looking for an apartment or something, so... Jessica: Just got here? Jay: Yeah, my job relocated me so now I'm just looking- Jessica: No, you told me your house was being renovated. *Awkward silence* Jay:...No, I didn't, why would I say that?
Despite the prominent appearance of Slendy, Entry #17 contains at least one humorous moment as Jay and Tim rehearse a scene. When Tim tells Jay he didn't think much of the script, he isn't kidding:
(Tim and Jay run through "Maybe this town's grown up" scene.)
Alex: That...that's far enough.
Jay: Stop right there?
Alex: Yeah. Let's not do too much.
Tim: Who, uh...who wrote that dialogue with you, Alex?
Alex: That was just me.
Tim: Oh, okay...
Alex:(proudly) I do all the script for this.
Tim:(quietly) Oh. (Rubs hand over his face to disguise smirk and eye rolling.)
About half of Entry #31 is spent ratcheting up Jay's (and the viewer's) paranoia as he keeps spotting Trail Dude, someone in a hoodie and hat whose face is always obscured. He eventually goes straight up to the guy, who is now standing completely still, apparently unaware of Jay's presence, and tries to get his attention. Trail Dude turns round...and he's just an ordinary guy who couldn't hear Jay because he was wearing headphones. You may laugh just out of relief.
And of course, there's always Masky pimp-slapping Jay.
"Enttry" #37, when the characters are singing Happy Birthday, they are distorted to sound like zombies. Think about that for a second.note Hint: They all have thick Alabama accents. The overall effect is...less than threatening.
It doesn't sound so much like a bunch of zombies as it does Darth Vader's stoner cousin from Alabama.
"Remember, no matter how scary Marble Hornets gets, it's still better than working at Applebee's!"
Their sarcastic attempts at not actually saying the name by calling it "Apple Abyss."
Troy attempts to set up a joke about one of the gang's friends, but Tim "fucking steals (Troy's) punch line"... apparently the whole thing was about how Brian goes to the bathroom naked, but the video ends before they can explain any further.
Every totheark video is denied any commentary or explanation as to what it means, instead with each one featuring a really bad joke. The first one goes as such:
"Hey, have you been to the new OJ Simpson website? It's at slash-slash-backslash-escape."
"How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? ...it's a pretty obscure number, you've probably never heard of it."
The story about Entry #12. Apparently, when going back through the footage, Troy noticed there were people having sex in a car close to where they were shooting, which leads to a conversation about how they should have taped that instead-
Joseph: "Then why did we film this shit?... you're a dick, you know that? We could have made a lot more money off of the other shot."
Kirill Baru: "Ladies and gentlemen, fans of Marble Hornets, if you're mad that there's no shot on this DVD of people banging in a car, you can blame Troy. Wagner."
Troy: "I didn't think it was that important..."
Finding something in a video, no one noticed when it was recorded, while re-watching the footage in order to edit it to put it on YouTube. This is gloriously ironic considering this is the premise of the series in a nutshell.
Entry #46 - "Hey, Jay! You forgot your flashlight!"
Troy Wagner himself said that the entire exchange was improvised and that we might see unused material "on some kind of supplementary material contained within a technologically advanced disc read by laser machines"- stay tuned to this space once Season 2 is on DVD!
YMMV, but the way they go traipsing around the creepy set, casually talking about how it "has that whole burned-out-building feel to it", completely oblivious to what's in store. The return of the Stylistic Suck only adds to it, as the scene they're filming consists of nothing but Brian's character standing around looking reflective and staring at walls. ("What is this part supposed to mean?")
Brian: Is this supposed to be silent?
Alex: It was.
Brian: Oh. My bad.
Entry #52, at one point, has Jay asking Jessica for a four-digit combination for the safe.
Jessica: Just use "1234".
Jay: No, that's... that's too easy, it's the first thing I'd try.
If you look back at Entry #28, "1234" is indeed the first thing he tries.
Even though this is actually nightmare fuel, the way the characters barely ever notice Slendy is right in front of them is so idiotic it can be funny some times.
LittleKuriboh of all people, on Jay trying to look inconspicuous while spying in front of an antique store:
LittleKuriboh: Make sure you're not wearing the chest mounted camera. And don't say you're making a documentary on antiquing.
Which entry is that?
While the Season 2 DVD Commentary is much more informative, it still has funny moments.
When a hawk flies by in Entry #43, they joke that the hawk is extremely important and is actually Alex's pet. They quickly clarify it's not true knowing how serious some players can be.
Entry #53 starts the final season on a light note.
When Jay gets a call from Tim that he has more tapes from the Marble Hornets shoot, Jay lets out an exasperated "Great, more tapes."
Just Jay trying to be casual around Tim and failing soooo epically. He's stuttering, talking at about 100 km/h and asking awkward questions about Tim's mental condition ("So... Is everything OK with you?" Yeah, really smooth there man.). And all the while Tim has the most epic WTF face. Jay, worst spy ever.
"Oh, no, it's not like I was out here waiting for you or anything. I just happened to be in the area."
In Entry #54, what first looks like the Marble Hornets crew running from Slendy turns out to be them getting caught in the rain. And it keeps coming once they get inside. "Here we are in scenic Tim's apartment..."
Tim Sutton: I know I'm an inept villan, but I'm not that inept.
Toward Entry #56 we see Alex walks offscreen to give Tim a Tap on the Head - and of all the things he could hit him with, he decides to go with a little stick that he finds on the ground, and it works. I understand that this may be a Reality Is Unrealistic-sorta situation (that is, the stick probably is stronger than it looks), but it just doesn't pass as something that looks like you could actually use as a weapon.
The stick is actually a piece of rebar, which is really no fun to get struck with. What is funny, though, is the fact (uncomfortably acknowledged by the creators, which is even better) that the timing of Alex's attack means Tim was knocked out, collapsed and lay unconscious in an abandoned building for several hours with "little Tim" dangling out the entire time. Which may explain why the Operator left him alone.
Listen to the clunking noise when Alex tosses the rebar. Sticks don't make that much noise when dropped.
In Entry #60.5, when Jay is showing the picture of his confrontation with Tim that totheark took.
I don't remember seeing anyone else out there that night, of course I wasn't super aware of my surroundings after being punched in the face!
About a month after Entry #61 first aired (in which Jay says he might know where Tim is and goes off to find him), this showed up on tumblr.
Masky/Tim running right past Jay's hiding place in Entry #62 was a bit of unintentional comedy.
When Tim is comparing himself to Alex in Entry #66 during his Heroic BSOD, Jay comments, "At least you aren't pointing a gun at me," which actually inspires a chuckle from Tim.
Tim's breakdown and Jay just sort of standing there not really offering a peptalk can be seen as this.
Jay's tweet following totheark's latest hijacking of his account, in which the number code was posted. The 'so-done-with-this-shit' tone of it is just really amusing.
In Entry #68, the Hooded Man's text reply to Alex yelling that he'll find him. "You will not". It's almost like a child saying "you'll never catch me".
Troy's taken to posting non-spoilery screenshots from the upcoming entries, and for Entry #71, he posted a picture of a shoe because that's the only unspoilery thing he could post, supposedly. The amount of freaking out that occurred in the fandom as they tried to figure out whose shoe it was and what it might mean is funnier than it has any right to be.
To The Ark's video Conversion, while having the normal level of Mind Screw that we expect, features an animated image of Masky's mask in the corner that, at times, resembles the Troll Faces found across the Internet.
There is something that's oddly hilarious about seeing Masky carry Jessica down the stairs over his shoulder.
In Entry 77, Jay's mental breakdown was rather disturbing. His attempt to attack Tim, on the other hand, was so hilariously bad that you have to wonder if the Operator really wants this guy as a Proxy.
Seeing Tim use Jay's default It's For a Film excuse to get information is pretty amusing.
Practically ANYTHING on this channel, seeing that the creators are actually very silly people in real life. Some things do need to be said, though.
Well, everything besides the Fanfiction "deleted scene"...
''Joseph Writes a Paper''. Joseph (AKA Alex) is seen writing a "paper" on his computer (which is actually just a rotating picture of a cat) only to have Troy (AKA Jay) interrupt him by calling his name in the most awkward way, then standing at his door making random suggestions ("Do you wanna go to the park?" "Wanna get some sandwiches?"). Even more Hilarity Ensues from there.
An edit of this video, Alex Writes a Script, manages to directly tie the video into Marble Hornets with just a bit of masking and a redub. It's amazing.
Now we have a trilogy with Troy Takes a Trip. It's even more random than the others, as Joseph kills Troy by accident (apparently this has happened before, implied by the dialogue) just before Tim shows up so all three can go to GMX. And like the others... you really have to see it.
Never failing to top the last entry, Troy Shaves his Face. We get Troy acting like a Large Ham, all accompanied to La Donna E Mobile. And if the ending doesn't disturb you, it'll have you in stitches.
Joseph Listens To Jazz starts off as if it will turn into another grapefruit episode, but instead devolves into Joseph discovering another dimension within himself. And getting shot by Tim. Or Was It a Dream?, indeed.