Whenever the person being mocked leaves a comment that approves of the riffing, showing that they are a good sport.
When Billy MC FINALLY beat world 4 in Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, thus becoming a man and renewing slowbeef's faith in him.
They do it again when Billy FINALLY beats world 5-3 of Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, allowing him to have a normal Christmas. It Makes Sense in Context.
Billy's entire Karate Kid LP. He's very genuinely happy throughout the whole video, even shaking off his failures fairly quickly.
There's also Chip and Ironicus' own video on SirRonLionHeart, in which they consistently maintain that they love the guy and tell the viewers that they want people to watch him (basically the exact opposite of what Retsupurae is about).
The hidden message at the very last second of the Retsupurae ofThe Runaway Guys PAX panel which was plagued by technical difficulties. note "In actuality, the panel ended abruptly due to technical problems due to a last minute laptop switch.
Betus talked with Jon afterwards and he was really bummed about it since he'd worked hard on it, and everything had gone smoothly in testing.
I was iffy on posting this video, because Jon is probably the nicest guy doing LP (except maybe Raocow), so I didn't want to kick him while he was down. Making fun of the panel was funny, but...
In truth, most everyone came because they wanted to see Proton Jon and those two otherguys, not just to play Nick Arcade, and since there was such a big turnout, I told him I considered it a legitimate success. -beef"
Towards the end of the "Mario, Party Of One?" video, the pair feel bad enough for the guy that they're making fun of to the point where they actually ask their fans to subscribe to him and give him words of encouragement.
Retsupurae's BillyMC video of Hollywood Squares opens with a serious plea to leave Billy alone with the memes and a reiteration that they genuinely like him.
In their Ninth Podcast, the guy who did the voice of Gillian Seed admits to being a fan of Retsupurae. Snatcher is one of slowbeef's favorite games, and he admitted to being surprised when he heard the actor's voice.
The Grand Finale to Retsublitz, in which slowbeef and Diabetus begin the video thanking everyone that has assisted them throughout the five-year venture, and while all this is happening, the video they're riffing on is about a character's confession of love towards another... And for humor's sake, the former is a Self Insert, and a Let's Player from a previous video.
And just for good measure, the LPer even took his RP in stride.
In episode 20 of the podcast, slowbeef describes his time with Diabetus at the PAX convention. They met the CEO of NaVGTR (not George Wood), and he laughed/hugged them when he found out who they were.
In Retsutalk Episode 25, we get this exchange:
Diabetus: And all I remember of [TotalBiscuit]- I've never spoken to him personally or anything 'cuz he's your best friend!
slowbeef: Oh, Jesus. You're my- you're my best friend and that's never gonna change in the future.
Mr. DJB, a friend of slowbeef's, was promoting a Holocaust Awareness Kickstarter on a stream that he hosted, and he allowed slowbeef to read a couple of Pokemon Creepypastas. Even with the stream's length and slowbeef's mirroring the readings to link to the Kickstarter, the project was only halfway funded about two days before the deadline (and the project was being funded for the greater part of the month). However, the fandom collectively poured in their reserves in the last 48 hours in order to get the Kickstarter funded just when it seemed like it was a lost cause.
During the stream itself, slowbeef's wife walks in. He tells her "I'm sorry, dear; I'm reading Pokemon horror stories for the internet," to which she replies "I know." There's something funny and adorable about the exchange.