OOOOH WUTUP DISSIS PCULL.
(often referred to as simply "Pcull"; real name Patrick Cullen) is a YouTube
-based Lets Player
. And while being emotive and interesting to listen to is generally important for a Let's Player, Pcull is notable for going far
above and beyond. He has an extremely
bombastic narration style, full of overblown diction
, wildly vacillating voices and accents
, and his fairly deep natural voice. Add to that a tendency to ramble at length about whatever comes to mind while he's playing the game
(he once burst into the entirety of a Tiny Tim
song just because he felt like it), and you have one wacky LP'er on your hands.
As for the games he's Let's Played themselves, he's tackled a number of games from Nintendo
systems, mostly the Super Nintendo
. He's also played a number of the 2D Zelda
games, as well as several licensed titles.
Games Patrick has Let's Played include:
This LP'er gives examples of:
- Angrish: Most of his part in the Battletoads race is like this, but special mention must be made of one moment late in Part 3: After getting thrown across the room for the umpteenth time by one of the rubber ducks in Stage 9, his frustration breaks down into what can only be described as a real-life Stupid Statement Dance Mix.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
- Big "NO!": Super Mario 64, Parts 8 and 10. Tropers with headphones, be careful. It's kinda loud.
- Brief Accent Imitation: Frequently.
- British Coppers: One of his stock voices, often lapsed into when he narrates what he's doing.
- Catch Phrase: "Peace out, mother-truckers!"
- Celebrity Resemblance: He fully believes Diddy Kong looks like Michael Bolton. Or Michael Bolton looks like Diddy Kong.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Falls back on them every once in a while. Especially when failing at easy tasks.
- Department of Redundancy Department: A common gag format.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: He has a tendency to add the phrase "of doom and destruction" to things. Almost to the point of being a Verbal Tic.
- The Door Slams You: At one point in his Majora's Mask stream, he unwittingly attempts to leave the Stock Pot Inn at the exact moment the Postman arrives...
- Ear Worm: In-universe, he considers the Wizpig theme to be this. It doesn't help that his Wizpig race went on for roughly 40 minutes!
- Embarrassing Last Name: He has expressed some chagrin (at least in The Runaway Guys' videos) over his surname, Cullen.
- Fan Nickname: In-universe.
- First Name Basis: He almost exclusively calls himself Patrick (or Patty, if he's being cutesy), and very rarely uses his nickname, except in his intros.
- Happy Dance: The title screen music causes one at the beginning of his Earthworm Jim 2 LP.
- Hope Spot: Lampshaded during the Battletoads race. After clearing a hard section, he immediately dies.
That's what you get for getting cocky.
Pcull44444: I didn't get cocky... I got hopeful.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: In Jet Force Gemini, he attempts to get himself killed in order to refill his health. He walks out into a dangerous battlefield full of ant troopers firing lasers and grenades back and forth, presumably at him... and it takes ages for him to finally die, despite only having two health left.
- Inconvenient Itch: He suffers from itches on various parts of his face while racing Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing.
- Inherently Funny Words: Manages to do this to "...FISH!" in Super Mario World when he shouts it on the last note of the level end jingle.
- Insistent Terminology: Ezlo in The Minish Cap is always called "Elmo". In Diddy Kong Racing, Diddy Kong is "Michael Bolton" and it gets more and more insistent over time, until by the end of the LP Pcull is even calling the game "Michael Bolton Racing".
- Ironic Nickname: As revealed in a co-commentary on Donkey Kong 64, he actually hates pickles.
- Similarly, when singing about how much he loves "FISH FILLETS!" (coins) in Super Mario World he adds that he hates fish in real life.
- It Runs in the Family: His sister is a Let's Player herself.
- Jive Turkey: One of his many, many stock voices.
- Large Ham: It is difficult to describe just how large his ham gets without listening to him. Here'snote somenote examples.note
- Last Lousy Point: In-universe, happens to him when he attempts to get 100 coins in Shifting Sand Land in Super Mario 64. He goes into the pyramid, exhausts all the coins in there, and finds himself with... 99. And he can't leave the pyramid, no matter how hard he tries.
- Last-Second Word Swap: "Peace out, mothertruckers!" Of course, he says it at the end of every video, so it's not precisely last second, but it's in the spirit of the trope.
- Madness Mantra: "THERE'S ONLY TRASH IN HERE!" from episode 11 of Pokemon Red.
- Malaproper: As he lampshades himself, in Diddy Kong Racing he keeps saying "I keep no prisoners" instead of "I take no prisoners" as a Badass Boast.
- Man of a Thousand Voices:
- Of particular note are his "Midwestern mother-in-law," "Surfer Dude," "Christopher Walken," and "Mickey Mouse" voices. He also does an absolutely uncanny Morgan Freeman.
- During his Minish Cap LP, he decides to give Ezlo a new voice for each episode.
- Metal Scream:
- His usual intro. "OOOOOH WUTUP DISSIS PCULL!"
- He also does this in his Super Mario 64 LP whenever he gets the Metal Cap.
- Most Wonderful Sound: Seems to think this about Bumper the Badger announcing "My name's Bumpuh!" in a vaguely Australian accent.
- Motor Mouth: Sometimes. In particular he reads the info point box text incomprehensibly fast in Super Mario World...apart from the ones he reads as Christopher Walken instead.
- Nerd Glasses: Invoked in his The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask stream. "How can your glasses be broken? Those are, like, your lifeline to being a nerd!"
- No Indoor Voice: Absolutely none at all.
- One of Us: Mentions this page itself by name in his Diddy Kong Racing finale.
- Performance Anxiety: The Let's Play curse hits him hard in Super Mario 64. Combine this with oddball glitches, and he admits that his fail is probably what's keeping his fans interested.
- Person as Verb: In the first episode of Donkey Kong Country, he comments "I am a professional Donkey Konger! I Kong Donkeys!"
- Punny Name: In Pokémon Red, most of the nicknames he gives his Pokemon create puns when coupled with the "Go! [NAME!]" part of the battle text. Except for FLARP!
- A Rare Sentence: In episode 9 of Pokemon Red, "Shiver me bananas! ...I never thought I would say that in my life.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He breaks into a Hannah Montana song at one point. And he fully admits that he has no problems with knowing, or being able to sing, one.
- Rhymes on a Dime: "Goody-goody gumdrop! ...Listen to my tongue flop!"
- Self-Imposed Challenge: After Argonmatrix disparaged the use of green boosts in Diddy Kong Racing, Pcull decided to LP the game without using them. This made the first Wizpig race... particularly insane.
- Shaped Like Itself: In episode 1 of Diddy Kong Racing:
Pcull: Yes! I got a capture card! It is capturing, and it is a card!
- When his rival uses the move Teleport in episode 6 of Pokemon Red, Pcull starts referencing Electrical Beast and imitating his accent.
- The title of his vlog channel, "A Secret Patrick", is a reference to HC Bailly's much-borrowed catchphrase "It's a secret pass-age!"
- Signature Laugh: "Hufufufu!"
- Simpleton Voice: He uses one of these for describing Pokemon in his Pokémon Red LP. It sounds sort of like a cross between PJ from Goof Troop and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Dear Mono
- Sound Effect Bleep: He sometimes uses the coin collection sound from the original Super Mario Bros. 1 for this.
- Stealth Pun: His old YouTube avatar was a pickle.
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: "Tickety tickety tickety tock. This clock hand looks like a giant... flock of seagulls!" He then immediately points out the joke he just made.
- Surfer Dude: Another one of his stock voices.
- Tempting Fate:
- "Just watch, I'm going to spend forty minutes yelling at this game." Actual time on the video: 41 minutes, 50 seconds.
- In episode 2 of Diddy Kong Racing, he mentions that he only found out recently that you can fall off the side of the spiral level because 'I've never been bad enough at this game to fall off'. Three guesses what he manages to do seconds later. Twice.
- Unusual Euphemism: Has started using "Oh, clutch!" as a curse.
- Verbal Tic:
- "-appotamus," which he appends randomly to nouns. "Channelpotamus," "boostapotamus," et cetra.
- "Oh, boy!" when he uses his Mickey Mouse voice.
- "...Master Wayne" when he imitates Michael Caine's voice.
- Vocal Dissonance:
- In his Super Mario 64 LP, he gives Toad a deep, manly voice after brushing off a more typical high-pitched one. He also gives Bowser a squeaky, high-pitched voice.
- The entirety of his co-commentary on Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. He gives each character pretty much the least appropriate voice.
- The low, manly voice he gives Jasmine at the end of his Aladdin LP.
- In Super Mario World he gives Yoshi a Samuel L. Jackson-like voice.
- With Lyrics:
- He constantly sings about Fish Fillets to the tune of whatever level music is playing in Super Mario World. Especially the level end jingle.
- He constantly sings along whatever's on his mind to any one of the songs from Diddy Kong Racing.
Peace out, mothertruckers!