Funny: Nerdł

  • Whenever Dan is on the verge of crashing and he pulls out of it, the scream he makes in doing so is always funny to hear.
  • In Aerofly FS, Dan gets a bit too playful with glider wings and ends up plummeting.
    • In a future video where he plays Aerofly RC from the same developer, he even says that it is his favorite moment. The fact that it wound up in both of the "Nerd in a Nutshell" videos should attest to that.
  • What God does at the end of the Scribblenauts video. He walks up to a dead child...and then starts doing press-ups on top of him. Cue Dan freaking out loudly.
  • In his Batman: Arkham City he lands on a rooftop with several Mooks on it. He stands there for 7 seconds before some finally notices.
    "The Bat's here!"
  • The guards licking EYES! during a cut scene in Hard Time.
    • Also from Hard Time, when EYES! got arrested for open firing on the guards in the prison with a gun, the judge is in favor with EYES!.
    • Note that when EYES! opens fire on several guards and almost kills all of them, he is ruled innocent, but when he simply picks up a pistol and does nothing with it, he is ruled guilty.
  • Dan's reaction to a ghost train killing his horse.
  • How Cleverbot pronounces her name, and Dan's reaction to it.
  • The plane noises Dan makes in Hitman Blood Money whenever he restarts.
  • Dan's reaction to the Guybrush Threepwood Statue, and ability to play as him in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  • When Dan first tries to access his car in Grand Theft Auto IV: Carmageddon
  • When Dan performs the final Coup de Grace (x2) on the Metal Gear RAY when playing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the sheer spectacle of it leaves him speechless the first time. The second time just causes him to question whether it's a Metal Gear game through his laughter.
    "This is about as Metal Gear as a game is fucking Fifty Shades of Grey! I don't even understand what's going on!"
  • Dan making Kennith Kennithson a "pwetty pwincess" in his The Sims 3 video.
  • Dan's deformed avatar in Harry Potter: Kinect.
  • Dan's laughing whenever something ridiculous happens.
  • A DadCubed example. When playing Skate 3, Steve remarks on his character.
    Steve: I've made the character a bit chubby by the way. It's a bit like Dan.
    Dan (offscreen): Fuck you!
    Steve: Ahahahaha!
    • Another one from Dan's own video of Skate 3, ATTACK HUG!
  • Dan lets his British driving knowledge get the better of him during the decidedly German OMSI Bus Simulator.
    Dan: *driving in the left lane* There's a guy on the wrong side of the road....OH IT'S ME! *drives over to the right lane*
  • From his full Bully LP:
    • After beating up a jock in the shower, Dan is crouching and sneaking right behind another jock in the pool room to avoid getting seen. As Dan mentions that he's being sneaky, another student walks by.
    Sheldon: Hi Jimmy!
    • When kneeing Ted the prep in the balls in front of his girlfriend/first cousin, Dan says "Right in the cousin-maker!"
  • Night Hood & Decoy interrupting Dan's Snake video.
  • From the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag video:
    • Noticing an odd shaped shadow appear on the beach as he comes ashore, only to turn around and see his own ship falling out of the sky into the ocean apropos of nothing. Dan is understandably confused.
    Dan comes board his now beached ship: I'll be honest lads, you kind of fucked the boat.
    • Encountering a jaguar with some odd pathing issues.
    Dan doing a wildlife documentary: And here we see the wild jaguar confused *breaks out in laughter as the jaguar falls off a platform* and falling off of a platform. *jumpcut* Ah, and after a little while we see the jaguar has to its home plinth. Oh its seen me, oh and its confused, oh and its confused, and its dropped off again. The jaguar, natures really stupid fucking creature.
  • Barbie's inspiration wall.
  • Martyn getting crushed by a plane door in Grand Theft Auto V. Dan decides that nothing can top that so he ends the video there.
  • In Dan's "commute" challenge video for GTAV, there's The Reveal of Dan's horn being "Montagues And Capulets".
    • About a minute later, the following brief exchange occurs:
    Passing Driver: (honks horn) Cocksucker! (drives off)
    Dan: Yeah, well...(honks "Montagues and Capulets" horn)
  • About 28 minutes into his I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden video, he finally figures out he can destroy an obstacle that gave him several minutes worth of grief. His joy is short-lived.
    Dan: I did it! Woohoo! *plunges into water* OH, FOR FAAA-HAA-HAAAA-HAAAARGH!
  • In his video on Sir, You Are Being Hunted, he is calmly spying on some enemies near a campfire. But then he looks to the left...
    Dan: Hmm...yeah, we can- WHAT...THE that tentacled monstrosity?
  • Dan getting crushed by a glitchy boat in Far Cry 3. He even breaks his perma-death rule when the majority of commentors agreed it was unfair.
  • Whatever "this" is.
  • "I think I broke trust when I broke necks."
    • Also from OMSI 2:
  • In his Spider-Man 2 playthrough, after throwing a bunch of enemies off a roof he says this gem:
    Dan: Spider-Man, hero of many, murderer of some.
    • In the same video, right at the beginning:
    Dan: I'm Spiderma— shit, I left the web fluid at home. *SMAAAAAAAAASSHHHH*
  • In the Worms Crazy Golf video, Dan decides to kill a sheep who ate his ball by whacking golf balls at it. His first golf ball flies right over the sheep and nails a groundskeeper, prompting him to commit suicide.
  • At around 15:32 in his video on Cook, Serve, Delicious, he is casually flipping through the list of upgrades, but then glances at the entry for "Enhance Security", which uses an image of a handgun. This prompts a hilarious, "What the fuck?!"
    • While he is serving ice cream...
    Dan: "Sprinkles is "P". Why? Why are sprinkles "P"?" *Toilet minigame appears* "Oh, now I have to pee..."
    • Later on...
    Dan:"What's sprinkles? Sprinkles is "P". (beat) And then...a toilet comes up."
  • Airport Simulator 2014,
    • Facing a seven minute wait before he can carry out another task, Dan decides to quickly explain the Five Stages of Grief. Come stage 2 (anger):
    Dan: Get off the plane quicker you fat FAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAAA-! (cut to stage 3)
    • And just before that, his immediate reaction to the long wait times:
    Dan: Help me! I'm trapped in the worst airport in the WOOOOORRRRRLLLLLDDDDD!
  • Dan hiding a guards head in some salad in his many kills play-through of Dishonored
  • This montage of bizzarre background objects occurs when Dan goes wandering around away from his train during Train Simulator 2014, mostly involving houses that look like faces...and one that doesn't.
  • Doc Mitchell from Fallout: New Vegas tells Dan that when he says a word to say the first word that comes to mind. Dan answers every one with "Penis" and almost says that when Doc Mitchell asks "Mother", but corrects himself before he can finish saying the word.
  • During the first The Sims 3 video, Kennith nearly falls into the toilet from having the Clumsy trait.
    Dan: I'm so glad I bought that life preserver!
  • "The opposite of a LEGO Minifigure of the Spiderman.
  • In his video on Hack And Slash, Dan gets a bit playful with hacking a nest of turtles, and..."Oh, FUCK FUCK FUCK! Too many turtles!"
    • Later on, he tries to sort the problem out carefully, then gives up and sets the spawner to spawn "ALL THE TURTLES IN THE WORLD!", which he sings to the tune of the last two lines of "Cwm Rhondda".
  • In Part 11 of his Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force playthrough, Dan's gleeful shooting spree through Voyager with his brand-new photon torpedo launcher is absolutely hilarious.
  • One of Dan's biggest fits of hysterical laughter occurred in his Driving Simulator 2013 video, where he becomes so bored that he decides to drive on the wrong side of an autobahn and crash into another car. His car continues, while the other car is sent flying.
  • "Honey, why is the dog beatboxing?"
  • Dan's progression from fear to anger when he finds the fake mechanical spider in Limbo, after spending the rest of the video avoiding the real one.
    • Later on, he rolls a boulder and dodges it, causing the spider to get crushed underneath it. Cue momentary pause before he enjoys finally beating the spider. Too bad it was still alive, as the Gilligan Cut that follows his usual conclusion states.
    • And then, after ripping off the spider's last remaining leg:
    Dan: *stares in silent shock*
    Spider leg: *twitch twitch*
    Dan: *scream*
  • In Train Simulator 2015, Dan exploits the way that the game simulates the Doppler Effect, discovering that the effect even extends to moving the camera separate from the train. He discovers some church bells, and hilarity, combined with DJing, ensues.
  • WWE 2K15:
    • In a sadly scrapped video, Dan is playing a ladder match. He suddenly encounters a glitch that causes everything to go berserk and makes the game crash. Dan once again has a fit of hysterical laughter upon seeing it. What transpired really must be seen to be believed.
    • A similar thing happened in his actual WWE 2k15 video that was truly Game Breaking
    • From his Royal Rumble challenge:
    And the final person in, I hope it's a massive, massive girl. That's what I'm sort of hoping for. (Entrant #30: Brock Lesnar) Oh, fuck off!
  • Dan spends the last three minutes of his video on QbQbQb trying desperately to remember the word "pinata". It's only right at the end of his standard outtro when he finally, and loudly, remembers it.
  • In the Motion Commotion challenge, Dan crashes his plane headlong into the ground while trying to land. The failure message noted that he hadn't deployed his landing gear. Made even funnier when, a couple crashes later, a failure message notes that the vehicle was destroyed, meaning that the game should have been able to recognize the primary problem of that failure.
  • During his WWE 2K15 I can't See You! challenge, he messes up the character order during a royal rumble and consequently mistakes an NPC for the character he was supposed to be playing. He goes on to try and defeat himself, succeeds at defeating himself, and plays on for 10 minutes unaware that he had been eliminated and wasn't actually controlling anything. Made all the funnier by his subsequent commentary on the unedited footage.