Funny: Northernlion

Whether he's filming a solo video or joined by his friends, Northernlion's videos are always full of hilarious moments.

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    YouTube Videos 

Let's Plays and Other Videos

  • His Machinima show Poison Mushroom is one of the funniest things to ever grace the channel. Particularly hilarious is the episode on the Family Feud adaption. The game, with its off the wall answers to questions, gives Northernlion lots of fuel for humor.
    Benjamin Franklin was never the president! I'm Canadian and even I know that!
    • Another great episode was the Street Cleaning Simulator.
      If this were a real simulation, as soon as you drove up to the pump, you would just shout "I'M NOT PAYING THAT!"
  • His Grey's Anatomy let's play, with his constantly poking fun at the characters' constant pursuit of sex.
    Derek: Hey, want to meet me in the call room after surgery?
    Northernlion: AKA Derek's sex dungeon.
  • While invading other players in Dark Souls, he eventually finds a player waiting in the corner of a room and...
  • Northernlion plays The Political Machine 2012 and creates the greatest candidate known to man.
    • Northernlion tends to make some over the top avatars for this game, so when he decides to play it with a friend, it's a given that there no way the other guy's avatar could even compet—OMG what is that THING!?
  • The Worst Daily Challenge Ever, the tale of a Spelunky run Gone Horribly Wrong. It's worse because Northernlion was actually doing pretty well to start off.
  • Northernlion's face-off against fellow Binding of Isaac letsplayer Bisnap. They mod the game so they both have all the same floor layouts, so they're playing on a (somewhat) level playing field. Hilariously, they both get crazy-broken item combinations (NL: Brimstone, Polyphemus; BN: Thin Mushroom, Sacred Heart) and proceed to wreck the game in different ways.
  • From another face-off with Bisnap, this time in Rogue Legacy:
    Bisnap: (selecting his character) A gay giant, I'll do it.
    Northernlion: That sounds like Jack Black deciding what movies to take.
  • Some of Northernlion's reactions playing 1001 Spikes (a Nintendo Hard platformer) are funny too. "Huuuuaa! How could you... You betrayed me!"
  • As he was trying the Isaac Community Remix, he comes to realize that one of the character in a secret room has his face, leading to some funny comments.
  • While playing the Binding Of Issac Rebirth, Northernlion gets to experiment several item synergies. So eventually, in one run he find the Anti-Gravity Tears item and wonder how it will interact with the character Azazel. Cue portals from hell summoning. He eventually tries to get around this by using Bob's Rotten Head, but it's also affected by the effect. For some extra multi-tasking, he also gets a remote controlled familiar. And then there are also the occasional funny commenting on top of the unusual gameplay.
  • Another day, while playing co-op Binding of Isaac with his wife, the two of them picked Soy Milk. Then, they later picked Cricket Body and Ring Worm. Crazy tear tornadoes ensued.
  • Remember Northernlion's "Top 10 WORST Items in The Binding of Isaac" video, and how he ranted a bit on why Lemon Mishap was the absolute worst item in the game? Well then, I bet you can guess what the first item he gets in his very first on-camera run in Rebirth is!
  • In Epsiode 23 of his Rebirth series, "Floss", he's doing pretty well (even making it to the secret Boss Rush room). And then he picks up Ludivico Technique, which doesn't synergize very well the other items he has, Spectral Tears and Monstro's Lung (the controllable big-tear is transparent and only damages sometimes). So now he's forced to rely on Lil' Brimstone and Technology 2 for most of his damage. He, against all odds, makes it to the Cathedral, but the room right before the final boss has eight Haunts, annoying ghosts who phase in and out of visibility, making them a pain to fight. NL loses all of his health and dies...and is then resurrected with Guppy's Collar, an item that has a 50% chance of bringing you back to life, but with only one half-heart. He tries to fight the Haunts again, and dies, again. He is resurrected again. He fights again. He dies, again. This goes on for several minutes, his total resurrection count being six. Just to show you how hilariously unlikely that is, imagine Guppy's Collar is a coin. Heads, you come back to life, tails, you die. NL flipped a coin six times, and got heads every time, when he was actively trying to die!
  • Episode 35 of Rebirth gives us this little gem while he reads off the seed. There's something about the delivery that kills, only to immediately snap back to normal less than half a second later.
    "So this seed. Seven, eight, nine. I got a great joke for you guys. Why's six afraid of seven...go fuck yourself."
  • Episode 118 of Rebirth, which is simply titled "OOPS." Why is it titled that? Well, NL puts all his effort into beating the Chest with Eve on Hard Mode, as he needed the achievements. He does so, and is proud of himself, until he realises that he forgot to change it to Hard Mode, and had been playing Normal Mode the whole time. He proceeds to break into crazed laughter and the video cuts out.
  • Episode 183 of Rebirth, titled "Repent", has him random The Lost. He makes it to Boss Rush with Judas' Shadow before dying and respawning as Judas. Just about a minute later, he gets the Dead Cat, one of the best items for The Lost due to its One-Hit-Point Wonder nature... but, of course, he's no longer The Lost. Much like the "OOPS" incident above, this is heavily lampshaded.

    NLSS 

The Northernlion Live Super Show, and other livestreams

  • This epic trivia fail.
  • The January 27th, 2014 edition of the NLSS starts out fairly normally, with NL and the gang playing Family Feud, albeit with a special guest Wow Crendor. This provides some laughs as Crendor had never seen the game before and all of its problems. However, then they play Spelunky, and things quickly start to go off the rails. Creepy glitches start to pop up in the game, with NL explaining that he fell asleep on a plane and woke up not knowing if he was still on the ground or 35,000 feet in the air, seriously creeping him out. As the stream goes on, his chat starts to spam him with creepy messages like "NL, you're still on the plane" and "return the slab", causing him to seriously question whether or not he's dreaming. It must be seen to be believed.
  • The Guess Who/Trivia segment of the February 26th, 2014 NLSS.
    • The segment gets off to a bad start when neither Nick nor Josh correctly guess the Guess Who character, having already ruled out the chosen persona Crazy Mike (who wears a helmet) after previously ruling him out when receiving the answer 'no' to the question 'does he wear a mask'. This starts a debate amongst the three and in the chat about whether Crazy Mike's helmet counts as a mask.
    • Following this, the Trivia section falls apart when the insistence that Ryan answer the question "how many questions are there?"For context...  turns into Josh and Nick going on strike. Video can be viewed here.
    Ryan: You don't get to ask if you go first or second or how many questions there are. You just go first, Question 1...
    Josh: How many questions are there?
    Ryan: Question 1.
    Josh: No, how many questions are there?
    Ryan: All these questions are about famous bridges, I'm gonna give you two piece of information and a date and you tell me—
    Josh: No, you're gonna give me three pieces of information. First piece of information is how many questions are there?
    Ryan: San Fransisco...
    Josh: No.
    Ryan: ...suspension. 1937.
    Josh: ...I don't negotiate with terrorists.
    Nick: Yeah, me either. Let's boycott. Wanna form a union?
    Josh: Yeah, I do. How many questions are there? Alright, we're now unionised. I'm on strike.
    Nick: Yeahhh! I'm on strike too!
    Ryan: I'm not dealing with this fucking strike right now, okay? I will break the shit out of you guys.
    Josh: I'm ready!
    Ryan: Alright, well... (reads answers and PMs the winner on Twitter)
    Nick: I had no idea you were so anti-union.
    Josh: Well it doesn't matter Nick, you've just gotta stay strong.
    Ryan: Well, Nick or Josh, all you've gotta do is answer the last question, and then you win! And then... fuck your union, basically.
    Josh: What's the next question?
    Ryan: You don't get to ask the questions, okay Josh?
    Josh: What the next question?
    Ryan: Maybe I'll read the third question out, because it doesn't fucking matter, does it? Alright Nick, this one's for you y'know, don't let me break your resolve. New York City, East River, 1883.
    Nick: How many questions are there?
    Ryan: I'm not answering that.
    Nick: Then I'm not answering that.
    Ryan: Mm, well, that's an incorrect answer.
    Nick: I know the answer, too.
    Ryan: I'm gonna go ahead and say that you don't. (Starts reading off answers)
    Josh: I don't get a chance to steal?
    Ryan Oh, sorry, Josh, would you like to take a chance to steal then?
    Josh: How many questions are there?
    Ryan: Oh, you fucker.
    [Later, at the last question]
    Ryan: Hey Josh, this is Question 5 for you.
    Josh: How many questions are there in total?
    Ryan: There are five questions in total. Fuck you, Nick. Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, 1985.
    (Beat)
    Ryan: Josh, I gave you a silver platter to win a trivia victory.
    Josh: ...No.
    Nick: This is where we see where your allegiances are.
    Ryan: (laughing) I wanted to give Josh a chance, to pull him over to my side, but he refuses!
    Josh: But thank you for letting me know how many questions there were. I appreciate it.
  • In the January 5th, 2015 edition of the NLSS, Ryan and Nick are playing Drawful with viewers, when they are asked to guess the inspiration behind a drawing of what appears to be a salt shaker above some broken eggshells. Five of the seven players (not counting the artist behind the picture) answered "salty egg"/"salted egg". What's remarkable, and a complete Mind Screw for NL and Nick, is that the correct answer is "what everyone thinks of northernlion". Both proceed to have a hysterical breakdown, eventually joined by Kate, thinking that Northernlion is actually in the game and wasn't notified, before realising that the game just inserts the host's username (the game says it after the answer is revealed, but NL spoke over it). The full video can be seen here.
    Ryan: Am I inside of the game?!
    Nick: Or is the game inside of you?!
    Ryan: What happened?!
    Nick: Are our lives even real anymore?!
    • Also worth noting is that two pictures later is a drawing of poop with flies and stink lines. Chat suggests that the answer might be "mild salsa", and then "what everyone thinks of northernlion".
  • The January 7th, 2015 edition of the NLSS.
    • The story NL tells to Nick when the two are playing Rebirth turns into a Running Gag pretty quickly.
      Ryan: So, this story's for real. If you follow me on Twitter you've already gotten it, but I'm gonna do it again. Um... we went to the vet today, 'cause Tomo had his, like, vaccination appointment. He's fine, he just had to get vaccinated. Uh... we have him in, in the carrier. The carrier is... a little tiny... but it's more than big enough for Tomo. We go, we go into the vet, and there's a woman sitting there, she's, like, reading. She's just a, a patient - or, she's not a patient, but her animal's a patient there. She's reading, like, a newspaper with her animal next to her. She looks in our cat carrier, and says: "You need to give that big pussy some air." That is the first words that she said to us.
      Nick: (breaks into laughter) No, shit, really?!
      Ryan: Yeah. She looked at us, and—
      Nick: I didn't read this on your Twitter, and that's too good!
    • Later, when NL, Nick, Rob (AlpacaPatrol) and Josh (JSmithOTI) are playing Lethal League, and Josh's roomate's dog makes an unusual noise:
      (Strange, muffled, scream-like noise can be heard in background)
      Ryan: What.
      Rob: What? Was that a (unintelligible)
      Nick: Was that a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
      Josh: The, like... The dog makes noises.
      Ryan: Yeah?
      Rob: That was your dog?!
      Josh: (laughing) Yeah?
      Rob: Seriously, seriously, it sounded like this... (moves away from microphone and grunts)
      Josh: It's more like a (imitates dog)
      Nick: What'd you put in that dog?!
      Josh: Dude, the dog's— I dunno, like, my roommate takes him to the vet all the time and the vet's just like he's fuckin' sick.
      Rob: It's like an adult yelling.
      Josh: No, he's got like, like, a cold or something, I don't fuckin' know.
      Nick: What's the dog's name?
      Josh: Uh... Hudson.
      Nick: Aww, that's cute.
      Ryan: Oh, well there's your problem right there.
      Josh: And it just makes noises every once in a while. Y'know, I can't stop it, it's not my dog.
      Rob: (reacting to in-game event) Oh, fart in my mouth.
      Ryan: Even if it was your dog, I'd like to see you try to stop it.
      Nick: Yeah, the dog will fart in your mouth.
      Ryan: You gotta give that doggy some air.
      Josh: The dog's not dying. He's just... Well, I mean, it sounds like he's dying.
      Rob: I mean, it's yelling. He is literally yelling, that dog. There's no barking involved there, that is a yell.
      Josh: Yeah, yeah, it's pretty fucked up.
      Nick: I actually can't wait to listen to the VOD of this so I can hear that sound again.
      Josh: I mean, you can just come over to my house.
      Nick: Alright... Listen to Hudson make fart sounds or whatever.
      Ryan: It'd be really dark if Josh actually just had, like, a human held hostage in his house and we were laughing this whole time.
      (Everyone laughs)
      Nick: Oh man.
      Ryan: This is actually, like, in a movie, and, like, the person is there and they're like, "Man, this is the scene that really exemplifies how much of a sick fuck he is. He's just playing video games and laughing about it." This person's like, tied to a chain, and... (laughing) "Help me!" "See, it sounds like he said "help me"." "Yeah, it's real sick."
      Rob: "Call the police!"
      Nick: "Josh, did your dog just say "call the police", man?"
      Josh: I dunno, he just makes weird noises.
      Rob: "Yeah, I think he has the flu, actually, the dog flu." "I don't have the flu!"
  • In the March 26th, 2015 stream, everybody making a Running Gag out of "Welcome to Brawlhalla!" (said by an announcer in the into to said game).
    Ryan: What the fuck happened, I left for two seconds and it's just— everything became terrible.
    • Gets even better at the end of the stream, when Ryan reads out the subscribers, and finds a list of variations on the joke while the others fail to contain their laughter in the background.
    Ryan: Welcome2Brawlhalla, ChatsABasicBitch, WhaleCumToBrawlhalla, WelcomeToBrawlhalla again, GetTheFuckOutOfBrawlhalla, SpyroIsANazi, WelcomeToDursthalla, WelcomeToJerryLawler, BrelcomeToWalhalla, Brawlhalla2ElectricBoogaloo, WelcomeToAdhalla, WelcomeToBeingABaller, BrawlhollerAtYaBoy and DrinkingBaer.
  • This discussion of pranks from the June 1st, 2015 #NoNLSS.

    Roundtable Podcast 

The Roundtable Podcast

  • The ever-changing "Nick's Weird Games" theme songs sung by Ryan and requested by Baer each episode.
    • It started with the standard tune in Episode 2:
    Nick's weird games, Nick's neird games!
    Nick's got a whole bunch of weird-ass games.
    He's gonna get the games, he's gonna bring 'em back.
    We're gonna say what's on the back.
    • Episode 3 gave us a droning "dirge" version of the song when Baer asked for a "variation" of the theme.
    Nick's weird games... Nick's weird games...
    This is the dirge... version of Nick's weird games..
    Nick's weird games! Nick's weird games!
    Yeah, yeah, fuck you, Nick's weird games!
    He's got some games and he doesn't give a shit!
    He's got some games, here he is, he's gonna sit.
    • Episode 5 has a "Police rendition" of the theme song:
    A week has passed since we last played weird games...
    He's gonna grab one right from the shelf...
    Only Nick can bring us together!
    Nick will save our show but Nick will break our hearts...
    He's bringing a weird game to the show, he's bringing a weird game to the show...
    With so much drama on Rountable P.C., it's kinda hard bein' Nick's weird games you see.
    So, uh, some how some way he keeps comin' up with funky-ass games like... Fortnight Lay.
    What we want - you know Nick's got it!
    PlayStation 1 - and various consoles!
    What he's gettin' - is another Nick's weird game, give it to me!
    When he sits down... Nick'sweirdgamesNick'sweirdgamesNick'sweirdgamesNick'sweirdgames...
  • In the first episode, the first discussion on Mortal Kombat X's four unique Special Editions prompts this misinterpretation:
    Ryan: (reading) Finally, you'll get the combat pack, which includes four additional unnamed fighters who will be a mix of older... with a K - kombatants, and guest characters.
    Baer: "Older with a K" is what I thought you were going for, I was trying to piece that together.
    Ryan: Kolder... They're all Sub-Zero!
  • During Episode 3, NL mentions that he was hesitant to meet up with Mathas for the first time at PAX because he didn't like meeting up with strangers. He then joked that maybe he had gotten an email from Markiplier back when the latter had only fifty subscribers asking if NL wanted to eat lunch with him and had just never responded to it. It's laughed off, and Nick goes on to tell a story about being near Markiplier at PAX, but then NL actually searches his Gmail account for "Markiplier", and it turns out Markiplier really did send an email to Northernlion back when he had around 1,500 subscribers (May 10th, 2012) thanking him directly for his newfound success.
    Ryan: Yo, check this out! I just searched my Gmail for "markiplier"...
    Mathas: Oh no.
    Nick: Uh-oh.
    Baer: Oh no.
    Ryan: This is from May 10th, 2012. "Markiplier has sent you a message: Northernlion, I just wanted to take"- I'm not making this up - "I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me get where I am today in the Let's Play world. I read the advice you posted in the r/LetsPlay subreddit on how to start up a new Let's Play channel and I tried my best to emulate your formula. I have to say that it has worked better than I ever could have imagined."
    Baer: No fucking way!
    Mathas: Oh wow!
    Ryan: "Just a little over a month since I started, I'm approaching 1,500 subscribers."
    Baer: Oh my God.
    Mathas: You missed him!
    Baer: This is real?!
    Ryan: "It's thanks to me following your guidelines."
    Baer: Are you fucking kidding me?!
    Nick: Oh my God!
    Mathas: Oh-ho-ho-holy shit!
    Ryan: "Thank you for showing the way for an aspiring YouTuber like me. I don't know why"-
    Baer: I've gotta search my email for "markiplier", hold on.
    Mathas: Yeah, me too, Gmail "markiplier".
    Nick: I don't have any.
    Ryan: "I don't know why, but I haven't actually subbed to your channel up until now, so sub! Thanks again, Mark."
    Mathas: Wow.
    Baer: Was that a YouTube message?
    Ryan: That is a YouTube message from May 10th, 2012.
    Baer: Wow.
    Mathas: Now he's like six and a half million subscribers.
    Nick: And you just read it. Just now!
    Ryan: See what my anti-social tendencies get me?
    Baer: You were just joking about that, that actually fucking happened!
    Mathas: Tweet him right now, be like "yo, just got your message!"
    (Everyone laughs)
    • It was later confirmed by a post Markiplier made on Reddit's r/LetsPlay subreddit around the same time, thanking NL for his advice.
  • In Episode 3, Ryan jokes that every now and again on Twitter he gets tweets from fans thinking they're the first ones to come up with the pun "Dankest Dungeon".
    • As a response to that, the following week on the first Broadcast, he mentions getting tweets reading, "hey, check this out: Dankest Dank-Dank."
      Ryan: I also got a bunch of tweets that said "Northernlion, go fuck a cake".
  • In Episode 4, Mathas mentions getting Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes on "the Xbox One", before correcting himself to "the first Xbox". Baer agrees that it's a stupid name, and Mathas points out that the Wii U is just as bad, and that Nintendo should have called it the "Super Wii".
    Ryan: I don't get the PS4, 'cause like, PS for what? What's the PS for? I already have a PS4 and a PS2, I don't know what it's supposed to be an addition to. PS3 I got, because it was the third one I owned.
  • The discussion on Mortal Kombat X and the controversy about the pay-per-use "easy fatalities" in said game in Episode 6.
    Nick: Well, you know what they're leveraging though is the idea that you'll wanna show off to your friends online and go "look at me, I can do the fatality!" because I'm gonna bet you that the person on the other end doesn't know they did an easy fatality. Right?
    Baer: (laughing) It's gonna show up with a little notifier on the top, it's gonna be like a little baby face on either side; (baby voice): "easy fatality!"
    Nick: But then you're insulting! You're insulting somebody for paying money, which they wouldn't wanna do, you wanna encourage that.
    Ryan: They should be like, super fuckin' badass fatalities.
    Baer: Like, extreme inputs?
    Ryan: It should be shitty fatalities for free, and then twenty cents for the extreme fatalities, so normal fatality would be just you punch them and they die... and then extreme fatality, you're gonna like fuckin' get inside their brain, and mind control them and have them y'know, smoke every day for eighty years and have them die in the hospital with all their family around them.
    Baer: (bursting into laughter) Oh God, I want that so bad now!
    Ryan: It's gonna be fuckin' hardcore-alities, 20 cents right there.
    Mathas: You need to stop man, you're giving these people great ideas.
    Nick: It's not even that far out of the realm of possibility for how insane they want the brutalities and fatalities to be, they'd probably like smash the dude's family pet in front of him.
    Ryan: Oh yeah, and then after he died, Goro would just blow up the hospital. Like, erase his bloodline.