TB: Simon, we need you to be the bait. Get over there. Simon: Okay. Hello! It's nice to meet you, worm! How are you doing? How are you this time of year? Are you well? Have you ever—ow! TB: Whoops. Sorry. It's okay! Keep distracting it. Just keep its eye on the prize! Simon: Have you thought of letting Jesus into your AAARGH!
TB: Have we reached the edge of the level? Yeah, we have. *he, Simon and Lewis all fall off* Oh... Simon and TotalBiscuit burst into hysterical laughter Lewis: Oh god, why are we so bad at computer games?
Surely the moment they discovered the machine gun and then let Simon of all people have it should qualify as a Funny Moment! As soon as TB revives Lewis, Simon just keeps shooting him, meaning they have to keep reviving him.
In Simon's Portal 2 Singleplayer videos, the appearance of a Companion Cube makes for some tragically-humorous viewing. He literally falls silent for several seconds when he spots it, gives a genuine cry of horror when the inevitable happens, and at the end of the test, the diggy-hole song comes back for something of a Dark Reprise:
Simon:[happily] I'm a dwarf and I've got me little cube, cubey cubey có[the Cube fizzles out into ashes]
Not to mention the several hilarious moments in their co-op LP. For example, Simon bouncing on an aerial faith plate and smashing into the ceiling, roughly three feet above, repeatedly. Lewis just sits back and watches for a second.
Simon: (as he smashes into the ceiling and Lewis laughs in the background) Bouncy board, bouncy board, la la la, la la la, bouncy board... Lewis:That's not quite how you do it...
The first time Simon and Lewis meet a Thug in Dead Island. As soon as the introductory cutscene ends, Simon charges blindly at it and is instantly punched several feet away, killing him instantly. Lewis bursts out laughing.
For their 1,000,000 subscribers celebration video, Lewis sneaks into Simon's room while he's sleeping and wakes him up by shooting a giant confetti blower. Simon's reaction is only half the hilarity; the other half is that the confetti breaks the light in the room.
Moreso, Simon inexplicably has a cardboard cutout of Amy Pond in his room.
In their Team Fortress 2 Celebrity Showmatch, during the pre-game interviews Lewis is asked if he's new to the world of Team Fortress. His reply:
It's a similar game [to Minecraft]. You know, if you're playing Sniper you have to charge a bow...jump and crit...there are pigs...I think. I haven't seen any, but I have been told that there are pigs in TF2... *as he says this, other people are cracking up in the background*
After not playing World of Warcraft in a while, Lewis is updating his old character's abilities. Unfortunatly, he is kind of in the middle of a fight at the moment. Which he is completly ignoring, even when the characters are standing right on top of him.
Simon: I like the really slow in-depth look at warrior talents during a monkey attack.
When Simon and Lewis get the collector's edition of Diablo 3, it's wrapped completely in vaccum-packed plastic. Simon can't scrape the plastic off, and then reaches off-screen to grab something. Lewis pans the camera to reveal...Frostmourne. A fully sharpened, actual size replica Frostmourne. The extreme closeups of the tip of the blade just barely scraping the box makes hardcore collectors and nerds cringe. And then he does it again with a hardbound Artbook.
This happens again when they unbox World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria collector's edition. except this time, Simon decides to open it using Doom Hammer. And like Frostmoure, it's life-sized and weighs about half a ton. And just to stick the middle finger to those who were unhappy with his previous unboxing method, Simon actually smashes the box to pieces! Fortunately, Lewis was Genre Savvy enough to see this coming, and hid the actual box, replacing it with a decoy. The decoy was full of Jaffa Cakes, much to Simon's dismay.
The very existence of Frostmourne in their office is a bit funny, considering a certain older podcast episode/animation where they lamented their lack of one and their speculation that TotalBiscuit had one. This also leads to a bit of a Noodle Incident where one would ask how they got it.
If the prep and build time wasn't funny enough for you, watch the battle itself.
Playing Little Inferno (a cute little indie puzzle game where you burn a bunch of different objects in a fireplace), Simon and Lewis try to figure out how to get the "LOL Kitty"-achievement, and decide to combine a kitty-doll with a bunch of letter blocks spelling out "LOL". The thing is, you only get five random letters, yet, at their first try, they get the blocks to spell out "LOL", and therefore assume that their guess is correct (and that having the kitty influenced the randomizer to give them said letters). Only, it turned out not to be the achievement at all, and their further attempts to replicate it did not give them the correct letters. Either the developers are playing a prank on the players, or they actually got the correct letters on their first attempt, purely by coincidence.
Simon (getting L-O-L in letters): I don't think this is a coincidence.
Simon: That can't have been a coincidence, cause that's crazy.
Simon: This can't be real, that we actually got L-O-L.
After Lewis persuades Simon to play what seems to be a harmless Tamagotchi style game called Can Your Pet?. Um....well, let's say Lewis has a bt of a dark side.
The Gary's Mod Amazing Stuff! series is just Lewis, Simon, Duncan, Sjin and Ridgedog screwing around with random stuff people have made. Mayhem, destruction, and carnival rides ensue.
For example, in Episode 5 they find a little house that looks like the one from Up. Then they get the idea to attach balloons to it to make it fly. Then it somehow gets set on fire.
From the same episode as above, the guys decide to try out a guillotine device that—thanks to game mechanics and their judicious use of explosives—ends up being more efficient at killing the would-be executioners than it does their volunteer, Simon.
Simon: You guys suck! This is the worst guillotine I have ever been in!
The Yog Prix. After nine episodes of building their racing machines and perfecting each and every detail, the final result is, as in the fashion of other Yogscast Garry's Mod series (see Angry Birds, Spacebuild, Robot Challenge, and Pod Racing), completely disastrous. Lewis and Rythian manage to round the course with almost no interference (killing Simon in the process), Simon and Duncan make it halfway before flipping off the track, and Sips and Sjin don't make it past the first jump, forcing Sips to get out and throw the car to the finish line. Even then, it took several minutes to get the car across the line itself.
Don't Starve Challenge
Pretty much anything Simon does.
Duncan's car dying right next to Lewis'.
The fact that even Duncan, who at first glance seemed quite well prepared, turned out to have filled most of his pack with a barrel of cider.
When looking for a place to put it down, Lewis directs him away from the edge of the slope, pointing out if it rolled down they'd never get it back. A few minutes later, while sharing out the cider, Lewis casually takes a step back. And falls down the slope. The kicker is that he fell without even spilling his cup of cider.
In contrast to Simon, who packed next to nothing, and Duncan, who was Crazy-Prepared, Lewis is more averaged out in terms of supplies...but he still messes up quite a bit.
Duncan reveals that one of the tools he brought was a gigantic multi-purpose knife. And one of those purposes is being a machete in addition to things such as peeling onions and cutting open a package that Simon ordered in the mail.
Simon (ducking while Duncan is slicing the tape on his box with the knife): I don't want to die this way, Duncan!
After a while, Lewis erects a semi-decent shelter out of thick branches and the tent cover he brought along, and shows how he'll sleep in it.
Lewis: Now, the only danger is that I might accidentally kick this branch-
*kicks branch, causing his shelter to tumble down on him*
Lewis later tries to convince the guys that he won the shelter challenge, evasively avoiding Duncan's requests to see it first.
Episode 3 ends with the guys getting their next challenge: making a fire.
In episode 4, Lewis has trouble with his fire due to using the wrong kind of fuel, Simon has even less success since he tried to use a tissue along with the parts of his broken chair.
And by episode 5, Simon has resorted to toasting Jaffa cakes on a disposable barbecue, and Lewis is desperately trying to put his fire out, and is somewhat distressed about the damage done to the stove.
Duncan, meanwhile, puts together a curry from its composite ingredients, using nothing more than a machete and a wok on an open fire...
The entire incident with the bear.
All of the outtakes.
The Minecraft survival games has a lot of examples.
After trying to get into the server for a long long time, Nilesy lags and is killed by Sjin within the first few seconds of the match.
The character introductions, Duncan plays a gnome who was charged by a friend to deliver a ring of power to a volcano (Simon notes he feels like he's heard this before), but decided to smother his friend in his sleep and take the ring for himself. Sips is a (female) orcish bard who ascended from hell through the power of her songs, and wears nothing but tassels on her chest. Sjin is a rat king, who's a literal half-rat... and is adventuring with his rat father. And Simon, naturally, is Honeydew by any other name, except since he rolled exceptionally poor on his intellect score, he's a complete moron.
The escapades of Sips' buxom orcish bard in the owl-centric town of Wook, which includes charming a seller of owl-related merchandise unconscious (after selling him her tassel pasties), stealing his cart, and getting past a nudity-banning tavern bouncer by claiming Duncan's gnomish wizard as her baby and breast feeding him at Simon's suggestion.
Simon: WHAT?! I didn't expect you to AGREE to it!
Special mention needs to be made for the accompanying cartoon moments, especially of Honeydew's intelligence (in Part 1), the "owl-tongue tassels" (from Part 2), and Sjin's rat dad's death scene (from part 7)
On Kim's channel, a new Final Fantasy XIV series has begun. Duncan, the White Mage, insists on constantly getting in on the fights. This wouldn't be so terrible, but he constantly attacks characters Nilesy has just Slept, destroying many a well-laid plan. Also, he's supposed to be their healer.
Nilesy: Okay, Duncan, I'm Sleeping that one, we'll do this one.
The World of Tanks Yogtrailer. Behold, Simon and Lewis talking about a hypothetical World of Warcraft clone with tanks shooting bears and spending more than half of the video joking around about bear sound effects.
Simon's impression of TB in the Yogtrailer for Magicka DLC.
During Duncan's playthrough of Grim Fandango, a number of odd bugs spring about because of issues on running it on a newer OS. This leads to a number of interesting glitches. But funniest of all had to be the one in Part 6.
Manny: Maybe it would help if you went up there and started things rolling?
All of Duncan and Sjin's misadventures in Farming Simulator 2013. There's just something so hilarious about two of the Yogscast's supposedly most capable members fail at a game. Duncan and Sjin's fits of laughter (mostly of the frustrated, are-you-serious? kind) are just so adorable too.
Roughly 70% of the times Duncan gets into a tractor results in one of these moments.
In Part 8 of their adventures—Lewis having joined them by now—they're trying to figure out how to feed the cow they got when they receive another mission. Duncan spends a good minute laughing at what it entails before he can even tell the other two what they're to do. And even when he does, he manages the first two words before they all break down laughing.
Part 9 is even better, since Duncan ends up with a powerhouse tractor. He spends a good few minutes making jet noises driving around with the fertiliser spraying, and then drives into Lewis on the 'grand-daddy tractor', making him do a barrel roll.
In Part 13, a charity donor tricks Duncan into opening the option screen, revealing the server-password to everyone watching the livestream. Cue random players trying to join their server, forcing Duncan to change the password. It is later revealed that one of the (two) players trying to join was Ridgedog, who was actually supposed to join. It continues in Part 15, where it looks like Ridgedog finally managed to connect to the server...only, it is not him, just some random player using his name, who successfully guessed the new password. Being a good sport, said player just tells them how to get Ridgedog on, then leaves (after poking some fun at the new password, saying that it wasn't so hard to guess). The whole ordeal was quite hysterical, and an interesting example of audience participation.
During part of the charity livestream, after everyone is constantly failing and no progress has been made, Lewis leaves...only to come back with a full bottle of vodka, which he proceeds to drink steadily while yelling at Duncan.
Some of Hannah's 2012 Advent Calendar presents have been... questionable:
On Day 16, she gets hair removal wax.
On Day 19, she gets a freaking DVD on pole dancing. Keep in mind she's getting these from her mom.
On Day 21, she gets a book on marriage. I think Hannah's mom may be hinting that she wants grandchildren...
On Day 22, she gets a PS2 controller skin... covered in pot leaves. The fact that Sips was there didn't help.
Also on Day 22, it was revealed that Lewis & Duncan had been switching out some of Hannah's actual presents with the ones listed above.
The silliness continues on in Hannah's 2013 Advent Calendar:
On Day 1, Hannah receives a CD-shaped present from Nilesy which turns out to be a Britney Spears single. Hannah then points out there are 6 more of these CD-shaped presents from Nilesy.
Near the end of the first episode of Sips & Sjin's Let's Play of Dead Island, Sjin KO's Sips with a beach ball... and then he respawns, completely confused, in the middle of a porno set!
He ended up releasing one of the videos as his 500k Subscriber Special. This time, with a facecam! Except, this time Nilesy isn't playing Minesweeper. His cat Lyndon is playing Minesweeper! And he is very good at it. And has a Badass Baritone too!
In the first episode of the third Civ 5 Challenge, Rythian manages to lose a settler on the first 5 turns. He was playing as Venice, and he didn't spawned on the coast so he searched to look for it and lose it's settler by a barbarian unit. He recovers, but he loses it yet again. The game restarted on the 2nd episode and he's been doing pretty good as Venice. Still, lose a settler right in the beggining?!
Hannah and Simon start another horror game playthrough (of 7 Days) and alternate between being confused, snarky, pissed off and terrified. In the second video they end up cuddling Barack Obadger for comfort.
Now featuring such hit as "Diggy diggy grave!" and "There's a scary thing in the well, la la la la-la."
Kim tries to play a spooky adventure map with Nilesy and Rythian. For such a random combination, it ends up being pretty funny.
The charity Christmas 2011 and New Year's 2012 livestreams. They were quite popular, introduced the rest of the members of the Yogscast, and consequently got those members their own YouTube channels.
Sips gets starstruck when TotalBiscuit stops by during their EDF Insect Armaggedon 2012 game to see how the charity was doing.
In Open TTD, Lalna accidentally messes up his train tracks and kills a few people. Lewis kindly expresses his sympathies by drawing up a big LOL beside the wreckage.
The entirety of the Christmas 2012 charity livestream. Highlights include:
Lewis and Simon setting up the livestream. They don't get anything done, but they manage to enlarge Lewis' head to 10 times its original size, set up a shrine involving a creeper head and a chicken and play smooth jazz. Take a look for yourself.
The misadventures of "Drunkan" and his gin rage! on the second day of the livestream.
Martyn, Strippin and Sparkles* singing "Screw the Nether" after their voices were destroyed from five hours of streaming. The result is utterly hilarious.
All of Nilesy's "Protessional Strem" (sic). Not only does he perform a "rap" for everybody who donated over £100, but one Yognaught goes the extra mile and donates £1000, leading to Nilesy singing Cara Mia from Portal 2.
The last hour of the Drunkcast, December 15. "Protessional" isn't even close to describing it. After one terrible cat video after another, Hannah finally gets on Vent and tells Simon and Lewis both off. Lewis' immediate reaction is to try and mute her.
Strippin, Martyn, Sparkles* and Parv playing Just Dance.
Repeated again on the 21st, leading to an impromptu performance of Gangnam Style.
The 2013 Christmas Livestreams have just started, and they're already drinking and playing 'Jingle Cats'. They also start a running gag that Parv is dead.
The entire G Mod elevator ride.
In the second day, Strippin and Sparkles* start playing Left 4 Dead and, owing to Sparkles* Leeroy Jenkins tendencies, start doing horribly. Later, they get dozens of messages with people trying to get them to call people they know dicks, causing the pair to give a Take That, Audience!.
Hannah, Kim, and Simon are all forced into animal jumpers.
Sips and Sjin play some SimCity. Sjin uses the curvy road tool to write out "sips sucks". He then attempts to write "sjin rules" but he gets distracted in the middle of it so for a while it says "sipssucks sjin". Despite the odd roads, the city has a decent start. Lewis later takes over for Sjin and switches the names. Sjin takes a while to notice - Lewis and Duncan have a hard time not cracking up.
Lewis spoiling the recent Polaris Chivalry tournament he had just played.
The story of the seagulls that have been plaguing the background of recordings at Yogtowers. To clarify, it turns out that according to news stations in Bristol, the local gulls have been feasting on a type of flying ant that ferments in their digestive systems. That's right. Drunk seagulls.
Talking about Hearthstone as if it were an addictive illegal drug. Only bolstered by the fact that many of the Yogscast were reluctant to reveal how much actual money they had already spent on it.
Both appearances by Simon and Lewis in this episode of Yognews: first when Lewis interrupts Simon's Downton Abbey time, and then when they thank the viewers for 6 million subs and Simon has Mandrew play a song for everyone.
The newest Channel member Kim is introduced to us in the most humorously Genre Savvy way possible. This moments before she's turned into a zombie.
Kim: You'd think, by now, that bioterrorists and mega shady evil corporations would have learned their lesson. After the T-Virus, the G-Virus, the T and G virus, The C Virus, the X Virus, the Progenitor Virus, the Veronica virus, you'd stop making viruses, you evil science wielding charlatans!