I personally nominate Travis as Crowning Person of Funny. There isn't a single LP video he's been in that hasn't cracked me up during and after recording, and he only gets funnier every day. If he's ever made your stomach hurt from laughing, then you know why I invited him to join us in our LPs. - ThornBrain
My opinion probably means less, but heck, Thorn's selling himself and Yoshi short. It's always a blast when I'm able to commentate with any of the guys, because if you think they aren't hilarious all the time, you're wrong. Even non-recorded conversations with TheStrawhatNO! are worth many a busted gut. Thorn has the perfect Deadpan Snarker role down pat, and Yoshi getting riled up for any reason (usually Travis' taunts or something funny in-game) is always hilarious. I'm honestly a little bit honored by the fact I'm allowed to guest commentate occasionally. -Epee Em
Lets play Bomberman Hero has ThornBrain playing through the game as he and BigTUnit comment on the characters, level names and ridiculous enemy designs.
ThornBrain: And now we have a giant stingray.
BigTUnit: (Pretending to be the stingray) I'm going to kill youuu.... I'm going to-
The Stingray begins vibrating uncontrollably
GEODUDE IS FRUSTRATED!
"Oh my God! IT'S A PARROT!"
Anytime Travis pretends to be one of the enemies. Especially with the mini-bosses.
Travis: HI AHM THE DADDY!
The two's interpretation of Pibot as a sociopathic machine that takes delight in the suffering and death of others and occasionally harbors Ho Yay feelings towards Bomberman.
"You came for me, my love. Let's fly away on a white stallion... Well it's not white anymore. It's kind of grey... I mean I crashed your ship. Allow me to hold you in my silver, human-killing arms."
ThornBrain's opinion of the game as the LP goes on. BigTUnit eventually points out the frequent complaints about the game compared to his praise of it in the first episode causing Thorn to simply reply, "Fuck it."
In the final episode, while showing a montage from Millian's Treasure Hunt, the duo play the games main Ear Worm, Redial (which both commentators have made clear that they were sick of hearing by the end of the LP) over the montage and after the first loop begin adding lyrics to it.
Their interpretation of the dice block monster, and its life goal of rolling a 6.
The idea of Pibot having cake stuck to his back, and birds attacking him.
007 Agent Under Fire
The mundane actions which qualify as "Bond Moves" in Agent Under Fire are hilarious in their own right. But the resulting discussion adds icing to the cake.
Part 2 has a scene where Thorn is hiding in a vent and taking out guards, one by one. Where there are only 2 left, one of the guards begins spinning in a circle, causing Thorn to pause for 15 seconds before shooting him; the guys all promptly crack up. Later in the video he admits that the sight made him laugh so hard he was literally crying.
My friend is dead! CIRCLE STRAFE!!!
At the end of a driving mission is a Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Thorn, in which he uses a shortcut, boosts up to the armored van, and uses the Q-Pulse to take it out. What makes it a CMOF is the fact that right after that happens, he loses control and his car gets hit by a train. Yoshi and Travis continue laughing long after the video is finished.
On three separate recordings Thorn watched as the enemies ran around blindly trying to find him and ended up running off the platform and falling to their deaths.
Their Bomberman Jetters LP was already guaranteed to be amusing since these were the same guys who did the Abridged Series of the anime. However, the game's laughably bad voice acting (especially from Shout, Gangu, and Thunder Bomber), suicidal enemy AI, White Bomber and Max's insistence on saying the names of every item they pick up, and Max's complete lack of enthusiasm with everything he says added so much to the fire for the duo.
Special mention goes to "POOOOOOOOOOX!"
Shout's remarkably useless or obvious advice became the premise of many of their jokes, to the point where ThornBrain blamed his constant habit of getting caught in his own explosions on the fact that Shout never told him not to.
And from the final level:
Shout: White Bomber, Max, I have no more advice to give you.
The enemy is HAVING FUN! KILL THEM ALL!
The Higes have found religion! DESTROY!
The game says that the enemies are getting stronger "and stronger" in only Level 2, so Travis says that later the characters will warn Bomberman like, "THESE ENEMIES WILL RIP YOUR TESTICLES OFF!"
The guys mention hypothetical things that a mook attacking Bomberman with a clipboard would say.
Max getting really emotional over collecting watermelons:
Then they find out he sounds a bit seductive when talking about the melon.
Their whole take on Max.
Yoshi and Travis try to make Thorn sound like he's better at using bombs with cannons than he is, only for Thorn to not realize this and they exaggerate how their joke is ruined because of that.
The entire discussion at the end of the second Green World video, involving Max and Birdy.
Thorn cut some footage that involves him pausing the game while killing an enemy, so the jump cut makes it look like the enemy disappeared out of nowhere, which got Yoshi confused for a moment.
Thorn and Travis's reaction to The Stinger after defeating the final boss.
Thorn and Yoshi's reactions to the tiger boss in Under World. Specifically when Yoshi's making fun of him going "oww!" in the middle of his evil laugh, Birdy's advice, "An overconfident bowl", and this exchange:
Yoshi: I wonder what the developers were thinking when they came up with this.
As the encounter their first attack tutorial, ThornBrain points out how the skeleton serving as Link's mentor is actually the Link from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. From this the three debate how Link must have immediately had a growth spurt and decomposed after Majora's Mask's ending. Then we get this:
Travis: It would be funny if you fought the Wind Waker version so the skeleton was like really tiny but with a massive head.
And as the hidden move tutorial ends.
BigTUnit: He wakes up and it turns out that wolf actually mauled him and none of this actually happened. You now have rabies!
Yoshi:That's what happens when you steal from the bird.
For context: Thorn had stolen a red potion from the bird shopkeeper, Trill, immediately before the Hidden Skill tutorial.
And from the end of the same episode, as they debate how Trill will get revenge on them for stealing the potion.
BigTUnit: (As Hey Hey) How did you find me? (As Trill) I FOLLOWED MY NOSE!
Yoshi: I (laughs) I hate you, Travis.
The (in)famous fanservice scene, as Hey Hey's shot comes up:
And shortly before that, they make analogies between goat herding and sumo wrestling, and Travis puts into perspective how Link has to sumo wrestle the mayor to progress:
Travis as Mayor Bo: How can I help out? Oh let's get oiled and wrestle, that'll help.
After the first round:
Travis as Mayor Bo: That was good, but I think you need another shot of my ass. Are you ready?
*Ass scrolls by, the guys laugh*
Thorn and Yoshi take turns messing up joke delivery. Then at the very end, Yoshi finally tells his joke while still messing up, and Travis sarcastically likes the joke.
Yoshi (hysterical): THANK YOU TRAVIS!
The guys cooing over a puppy, then attempting to cook him immediately afterwards.
After beating the Goron Mine dungeon boss, Fyrus, Travis immediately reminds everyone that they have to make puns again. After a couple half assed attempts from Thorn and T Unit, Yoshi shows off his amazing one-liner prowess.
Yoshi: Looks like we just.... stabbed him a lot with a fucking sword.
They run into Telma tending a wounded Zora. "Despite all my cleavage, I just could not heal her." Then ThornBrain points out that he's actually a guy. Stunned Silence ensues, until he clarifies that he meant the Zora and not Telma.
Their realization that, for all of the bridges Midna teleports around, she didn't bother to help with a small white bridge in the Water Temple that would have saved a lot of time.
Thorn: "... Little shit! You're right!"
The guys' collective reaction to Ooccoo.
Travis: I like how the music sounds like even it doesn't know what to do with this thing.
The three propose a sitcom where Miyamoto acts like a troll. "That's our Miyamoto! *laugh track*"
Morpheel slowly reveals itself, first appearing like Morpha, slowly revealing one tentacle at a time before the big mouth, but before the mouth-
Travis: And then a giant zebra pops out like, whoa that was unexpected.
After being grabbed by a tentacle and eaten by Morpheel for the third or forth time, Thorn tries to locate the eye-core as he sinks back down, completely unaware that he was sinking back into Morpheel's mouth again.
Then Yoshi reveals his boss pun at the end was planned long in advance.
Travis: This whole end of this Let's Play is gonna be you sobbing. *impersonates Yoshi* I MADE THE ENTIRE WATER TEMPLE MYSELF!"
Iza, the boat-ride owner, is characterized as an airheaded Motor Mouth, eventually prompting them to imagine Hey Hey becoming extremely annoyed.
"I will hit you with the paddle!"
Proposing that fitting the iron boots onto Hey Hey's wolf form would be adorable. Then realizing that, since there's only two boots, they would only go on his front paws and cause his hind feet to sail over his head every time he stopped running.
Thorn and Travis's characterization of Falbi (the clown who runs the cuccoo-flying mini game).
The idea of Heyhey admiring the desert while dying of dehydration and being blinded by the sun.
Travis's Jovani impersonation:
"Open up the blue nipple, my prize is in there."
After discussing psychology and theoretical particle physics, Thorn lampshades how Part 16 has more scientific conversation than usual.
Thorn: "If this doesn't interest you, this isn't the Let's Play for you. Go back to Pikmin 2 where we talk about diapers. We've got science in this!"
Thorn then immediately points out how they spent most of the previous video making penis jokes.
Travis: I was talking about roosters. I don't know what you're talking about.
Thorn tells the story of an incident in the early days of his and Yoshi's friendship: Yoshi forgot about the invisible rat monsters in the Arbiter's Grounds, and posted a video of how he thought he had found a glitch.
Travis: "Link, you must party to open this door."
Travis imagines that Stallord sounds like William Shatner, especially during its dying animation. And the cursed sword is George Takei.
Travis: "Fireball! Ahhh!"
They bring it up just before the Temple of Time boss, and decide that they need to use an even more overused impersonation. Travis goes with Christopher Walken.
'''Yoshi: " I hate you, Travis."
Travis slips in a Take That to the My Little Pony fanbase, but then corrects himself... by saying the exact same thing.
The boss battle of Snowpeak Ruins hypothetically being a cook-off between Link and Yeto.
A Wolfos in Snowpeak Ruins having a demon voice.
Thorn manages to immediately begin the Darkhammer mini boss, somehow bypassing the cutscene for him.
Link finds goat cheese, and Yoshi notices how Link looks sad, so they all start pretending to wax nostalgically for the goats back in Ordon.
As soon as the guys notice Ooccoo, they try to pass her off as an ingredient to Yeto.
Three jokes, each leads into the next: First how Link would be a jerk if it ended up that the mini boss of Snowpeak Ruins was Yeto's friend, then making fun of the inefficient cannonball mechanisms, then the easily impressed Freezard.
After taking out a pair of Freezards in a hallway, Thorn uses the ball and chain to push two large metal blocks out of his way, leading to this.
Travis: Wh- you just pushed those blocks.
Travis: Hey, now that I think about it, couldn't you have used the ball and chain in the puzzle room?
The running joke of Yeto shoving Link for every new ingredient, which leads to a joke about Link wanting to avoid finding any more ingredients.
Crossing over to the Pikmin 2 LP, the Purple Pikmin are so great, they'd even be good in Yeto's soup.
The entire post-Blizetta sequence.
Exploring the mansion after defeating the boss, and joking that Yeto and Yeta are "having a good time", and causing the ceiling to break.
Yoshi: "Let's just say they're making soup..."
The entirety of Link sled racing Yeta.
Thorn shows off the glitch where you kill the Postman.
The three joke about Yeto rubbing off on Link and helping him herd goats.
Any mention of the Golden Cuccoo.
Yoshi's suggestion that the Lizalfos in the Temple of Time are Link's ancestors.
Trying to figure out where/what the Temple of Time is exactly:
Yoshi: You may not know this, but it's actually a Chuck E. Cheese.
Thorn: It's the back room.
The running joke of noticing the specific types of enemies and traps in the Temple of Time (which takes place in the past), and putting them in the context of their possible roles in an ancient civilization.
Speculation over Jeremy (see below) and the ancient civilization reaches its peak when they realize that the old civilization collapsed because Pibot lost the princess!
The guys' attachment to "Jeremy", the Temple of Time statue.
Which extends into a joke about Jeremy falling into a pit, and then calls back to when they made the Postman fall off a cliff.
The voice Travis gives to the miniature Temple of Time statue.
Rumor has it that the guys' western-inspired dialogue during the entire Hidden Village sequence is a funny moment.
The general riffing of the Palace of Twilight's enemies, either Zant's mask copies licking Link or Zant's incompetence in using twilit versions of basic mooks as the only other enemies.
Travis "offends" Jamaican viewers by saying they can teleport and how they are similar to Twilit Beasts in that respect (and the hair).
The treasure room right before Ganondorf and all the pointless items inside. Including Thorn equipping Link with the Magic Armor specifically to mess around and drain money so he can get the last orange rupee for a full wallet. The last part is sped up, so the Ominous Pipe Organ going faster is amusing too.
Trying to discern landmarks from Hyrule Castle's highest balcony and deciding that one of them is the clown having a party at his cannon. In the middle of a storm.
Travis's first thought after beating Ganon's beast form.
Travis: All right! Who's hungry?
Ganon trolling link after supposedly killing Midna. And then the slowmotion from Yoshi.
The final battle, mostly Travis learning about the fishing rod technique, the sped up music and Ganon walk animation, and their reaction to Zelda's face at the end.
The sounds they make for Link's awkward face right before the credits.
Yoshi and Travis exaggerate the product placement in the game and talks about needing to buy Pepsi to beat the game.
Near the end, they joke about the Purple Pikmin getting burnt up by being in the ship's exhaust pipe and leaving purple smoke coming out of the rocket during takeoff.
Yoshi as the Ship: Aw man you landed! Wanna take a dump?
The Burgeoning Spider Wart:
Travis: Suspicious ground-testicle, what's that about?
Yoshi: I don't know, let's all touch it. Together.
Yoshi is an old man.
The running gag of bottle caps and old food being worth more than jewels.
Seeing a Fiery Blowhog in the dusk takeoff animation alongside multiple Yellow Wollywogs leads the group to believe that it was adopted by the Wollywogs and has an identity crisis similar to Mallow.
The ending of Day 4 has an extensive fat joke at the Hocotate Freight President's expense, as well as making him sound like Mickey Mouse.
On Day 5, they rapidly fluctuate between highbrow humor (psychology jokes) and lowbrow humor (a dirty diaper as one of Olimar's suit upgrades), and even lampshade it.
And then Travis brings out his tuba mouthpiece after the main video ends.
Discussing a hypothetical, exaggerated middle finger gesture the player could get for making no progress on one day, at the end of Day 5.
Travis and Thorn (and Yoshi) make jokes about Yoshi's relationship ending after accidentally making insensitive jokes during one of the videos.
In a discussion on the product placement in the game, Yoshi says "ya want some Yoplait?", but he put the emphasis on the brand name in a way that sounded funny.
A dollar bill treasure that subtracts from your debt repayment total.
The guys decide that a children's book about the Dumple would be awesome.
"But no one likes the Dumple."
The running gag that Travis may be drunk.
In response to Thorn saying that you twist nuts and punch bolts, Travis remarks that he'd punch "that John Travolta dog". Thorn and Yoshi's reactions are icing on the cake.
Yoshi talks about eating chalk as a kid... in eight grade.
Travis gives the Waterwraith a very camp, Southern voice.
And while fighting the Waterwraith, Yoshi smacks his hand on his desk.
On the topic of killing the Bulbmin's mother(s) and leaving behind the babies:
Thorn: "Happy Father's Day, by the way."
*Yoshi laughs hysterically for the next two minutes*
The three joke about Pikmin 3 (not released at the time), and wondering if having all seven types of Pikmin would have their marching songs sound terrible (e. g. interrupting each other, one being behind, etc.)
Which finishes with the idea of the Pikmin doing a jazzy song, then getting squished by a Wollywog, who finishes for them.
Travis jokes that since Shigeru Miyamoto got the idea for Pikmin from his garden, that Miyamoto pushed his wife into their pond and blew a whistle at her.
Yoshi: Well that was silly. Now back to fighting ferns!
Anything about Bomjy Jump, from Thorn's take on the name of it to Travis saying it's a form of execution.
Tentasia part 2:
Thorn: Presenting...A tap-dancing, Indian elephant.
Epee Em: Oh by the way, the elephant is also a tank.
Earlier in the video is this short conversation on Professor Ein's useless "advice".
Prof. Ein: Just keep climbing!
Thorn:(imitating him) Shut the fuck up!
Epee:(also imitating Ein) This level keeps going!
Thorn:(still imitating) I keep talking!
The conversation about studmasters in the second part of OctoOcean.
And Thorn and Syrg Sapphire's conversation on the ridiculous-looking boss:
Syrg: I'm still trying to figure out what in the hell this creature is supposed to be. It's got a battleship ass, some kind of floating brain in a jar on its front, shark-topus hands, and a squid's...body?
Thorn: I guess a hermit shark-topus?
Syrg: It's like Jabba the Hut fucked Lockheed Martin!
Yoshi/Dumple: I will find a chicken in here! I am hungry!
Taken to its conclusion when Yoshi suggests Dumple becomes a Meaningful Name and he starts acting like one (eating and flailing in water).
Everyone's reaction to Dumple finding a tumbleweed in a treasure chest in Lanayru Desert.
"You found 20 rupees- PUT THAT BACK!"
Travis describes using the Beetle item to play basketball.
Throughout the Lanayru Mining Facility, Travis feels sorry for the scorpion enemies because he finds them cute. This reaches its conclusion with the dungeon boss: A giant scorpion who could very well be the mother of all the smaller scorpions.
Dumple's visit to Fun Fun Island, highlights include repeated attempts, and Thorn's voice inflecting.
The entire fight with the Imprisoned's second form. The crowning moment is the post-battle discussion for future body parts the Imprisoned can have.
The entire scene where You finally reunite with Zelda before she seals herself. As Thorn himself says, "this is supposed to be one of the most emotional cutscenes in this game, and we're just shitting all over it.". Bonus points for immediately after Thorn said that;
Yoshi: You could put eyes in the back of her head, and it'll look like a monster.*cue Thorn cracking up*
Travis: It'd look like a Blonde Zoidberg.*cue all three(especially Thorn) completely dying from laughter*
And also the scene right after, with Groose, when Yoshi lies about Zelda starting a softball team.
In the video of the first NES Bomberman, Thorn dies, explaining that when you die you lose your special powerups, including the ability to walk through bombs and walls. Immediately after respawning, he gets himself pinned between a bomb and a wall and tries to walk through the bomb... dying again in the process. Then right after that he gets a bonus stage from dying.
Planet Inferno is supposed to be the fire level but ends up being so In Name Only.
Redundant: Well, this is exactly what I'd expect to be in a volcano of sorts; a stump and a fish.
Part 11, the boss fight hinges on your ability to grab a stick off the ground, then light it on fire to scare the Colossus; the problem is, Travis has no idea how he's supposed to grab it. Then he remembers the button prompt to grab stuff off the ground is... the exact same grab button he's been using the entire game. As if that wasn't funny enough, when he FINALLY grabs the stick and lights it on fire...
Travis: *runs up to the Colossus and swings the stick at it*Ha ha! Who's winning the battle NOW-*Colossus casually swipes Wander's feet out from under him, knocking him back*-Fuck.*cue Thorn laughing*
In Part 15, Travis starts getting cocky because he's doing well in the fight and starts taunting the colossus by crouching repeatedly. The colossus then strikes the temple Travis is standing in, causing a part of the architecture to fall on him...and he miraculously survives!
Thorn: Good thing you're made of jelly!
The entire commentary during the final parts, especially after Wander reverts from being Dormin.
Yoshi imagines what the Colossi did for day jobs.
Yoshi: Before you killed him, this one was an accountant!
Travis: That bull is just at a desk, with a suit on.
Ni no Kuni
Travis' confusion/amusement by Thorn stating "Sweetie Pie, that's the next level for pie." Travis then imagines a press conference where "the next generation of pie" is being hyped.
The entire conversation Thorn and Travis have about Shadar at the end of Part 4.
Travis drives past a car, which forces it to turn, but he goes into a cutscene and seems to make it get stuck in its pathfinding. Cue the car driving in a circle in the background for the entire cutscene.
They meet King for a mission and afterwards imagine he keeps popping up in increasingly cartoonish ways to ask Wei about his music. This eventually transforms into King as a running gag for the entire rest of the LP, asking questions about hilariously irrelevant things.
The fact that this time, Link is named "Pizza Joe".
Yoshi regales Thorn with his memory of the Clock Town theme accidentally playing in the background of his dad recording for an answering machine.
Thorn: That woman's being very bleak. *shoots bubble at her* Get happy!
Yoshi: Stop being sad in the rain!
Thorn and Yoshi reuniting with Kaepora Gaebora.
The drawing of a shocked Link that Thorn pastes into the video whenever he speeds it up, starting with their wait during the first final day. In the post-Woodfall collection video, he then keeps adding more of them to the screen during a particular Heart Container sequence, before ending it with pasting the face over said heart container.
Every single joke they make about Darmani, the dead Goron hero. From all the hilariously unheroic ways he died (which, in actuality, weren't that far off from the canon) to Travis's speculation that the hero gave his people a golden shower.
Their jokes regarding the Goron Elder and Baby are pretty good too.
The placement of Deku Flowers in Snowhead Temple prompting visuals of Gorons in letterman jackets shoving nerdy Deku Scrubs off the cliffs, extending to entire school scenarios being imagined for the species of Termina.
Travis's depiction of the Ice Wolfos's Gratuitous Japanese tsunderes and Real Bombchu being the happiest creature.
Yoshi (while laughing): Why are these wolves Japanese? I don't get it! They're just wolves!
The post boss fight puns for Goht. First, Travis starts too early, seemingly annoying Yoshi, then after the first three, the get lazier and lazier.
Thorn reuniting with Tingle on Milk Road, somehow even more deadpan than usual.
"Oh look. My best friend."
The guys work their stuff on the Romani Sisters- Romani has a thick southern drawl and Cremia's obsessed with spiking the milk with different things.
Episode 11 ends with the guys spending a good 5 minutes or so describing a fictional band consisting of Gold Skulltulas, seagulls, and the Swamp Spider House's tree who always kill the audience.
Yoshi speculating that the secret behind Navi's Z-target assist was that Link was actually trying to stab her the whole time and just happened to slaughter the forces of evil in the process.
The Ice Arrows:
"Try it everywhere! Even in your Pina Colada! Haha, now it's frozen and you can't drink it!"
"Heart attack... heartburn... PIZZAAAA!"
Getting the Circus Leader's Mask.
Yoshi and Travis point out how creepy and mean Link can be in the Anju/Kafei quest, impersonating Kafei with a mask and breaking into his house, and not giving Anju her necklace.
A Brick Joke at that- On Night 1 of the Anju/Kafei quest, they joke about what happens if the Postman tried delivering to himself. Come Night 3 (of another cycle in the video), they interpret his crisis as him still trying to figure out if he can mail things to himself.
Travis's growing exasperation with the Ikana Well.
Travis's reaction to the skulls of Igos's minions bickering with each other.
At one point during the ascension of Stone Tower, they note how much it would suck if the Fire Keese flying around the area were instead Ice Keese, because they could freeze you mid-jump, causing you to fall down and have to start over. Barely over 11 seconds later, a Fire Keese immediately flies into Link as he's pulling himself up a Hookshot pillar, and he falls... Off the platform... All the way down into the bottomless pit... And is respawned back at the beginning of the area. Meaning he has to start all over again.
As if that wasn't enough, right afterward, Travis immediately sings/Mondegreens the beginning verse to the theme of The Lion King, which Thorn and Yoshi follow up on...
Thorn: *to the tune of the same song*"Oh fuck. Gotta do this again."
Yoshi: *also to the tune*"God damn it."
Travis: *also also to the tune*"AAAAAHHHH, MY LEG NOW!"
Their commentary over Doc Louis advising Mac during the King Hippo Minor Circuit fight.
A joke about Doc Louis falling down the stairs leads into an extended skit where they discuss different weird training montages, taking driving tests, and Sonic the Hedgehog replacing Doc Louis as Mac's coach among other things.
Thorn: "At the end of the game, Doc dies and it does a training montage as you follow the hearse. Punch-Out."
All of their comments on Doc Louis in the Major Circuit video, as well as deciding that Don Flamenco looks like Nicolas Cage
Doc's reaction to Mr. Sandman towering over Mac, as interpreted by Travis:
"I made a bad choice in life."
Yoshi points out Doc Louis giving Mac encouraging remarks during the title bout, then Travis jokes that Doc went to the wrong corner.