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Lets Play: SlimKirby

SlimKirby (whose real name is Rob) (born December 26, 1988) is a professional Let's Player on YouTube. His early videos were poor in quality as he recorded his tv screen with a web camera, but he soon upgraded to a capture card to record his footage for his Let's Plays. Currently,his most popular Let's Plays are the Simpsons Hit and Run (which has racked a total of over 10,000,000 video views altogether) and the Mario Party franchise. He has over 75,000 subscribers and over 60,000,000 video views. He recently celebrated his 6th year anniversary on July 4th, 2013. He is currently doing Let's Plays of Pokemon Stadium and Dungeon of Elements: First Impressions.

He also started a group collaboration of LP's on Youtube known as Crystal Star Studio along with Youtube users: GaiaCrusher9, KManrules1331, MegaFreak400, PowerToMario, ShadowMarioXLI, and ThePastaKing. However, this channel has currently ceased production of videos. He has also been a part of The Game Station (also known as TGS) since 2010.

Games he has Let's Played:

Games that were showcased:

  • Dungeon of Elements
  • Pokemon Blue Kaizo
  • Terraria

Game races done with other LP-ers:

  • Super Mario World with Skinl3y19
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with MegaFreak400 on Crystal Star Studio
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening with LuckySevenDX, Thomal9, and praisedscooter
  • Pokemon Emerald Randomizer Race with Skinl3y19 and ShotzRox

Games played with FiyahKitteh:

Games played for Madame and Slim's Arcade:

SlimKirby provides the following tropes:

  • And Now For Something Completely Different: His clip show videos can be considered this.
  • Arc Number: He's really not a fan of the number 41.
  • Back from the Brink: This LP of Mario Party 3! CHANCE TIME ACTUALLY WORKED! ON THE LAST TURN!!!!
  • Badass Long Robe: He wears one in a trailer for his MP2 finale. He used it for a while as an avatar.
  • Butt Monkey: SlimKirby really hates Peach. Or what he'd rather call her, a bitch.
    • In fact, he has created a song just to describe her suckiness. And it's awesome.
  • Call Back: When he plays Boo's Horror Castle in Mario Party 9, he wins by one star and whispers "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!" in the same intonation as when he yelled it when he lost by one coin in one of the Mario Party 5 boards.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hello everybody, SlimKirby here."
    • "I'm gonna bet the farm" was one for a while after he did a co-op vid of Game Guy's room in MP3.
    • "Knowing my luck..."
    • "I'm not gonna cry about it" is one he uses to downplay a very optional extra the game has to offer. (Or after he's suffered horribly at the hands of unfair AI assaults.)
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard Happens ALL THE FREAKING Time, even when it's not lag related.
    • Oddly, he seems to get his stolen from Boo by the computer players In Mario Party, even though he's not in first. The time he actually calls the CPU on it, though, he's actually is in first with a star but has less coins.
    • Happens the most with Princess Peach. In the recent Mario Party 8 playthrough of Boo's board, he finally broke and said that Peach would never re-appear in his board playthroughs. Which would be great and all if it wasn't currently the last Mario Party game.
      • Which turns into a nice little prediction when it was announced that Mario Party 9 was coming out this fall.
  • Double Entendre: He's particularly egregrious about the number 69 in his Mario Party playthroughs, though he has lightened up on it recently.
  • Forty-One Is Death: A Running Gag that is often referenced by Slim and other Let's Players.
  • Funny Background Event: He noticed the Miis based off Colonel Sanders and Madame Wario are both dancing together and finds it hilarious.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Typically, he refrains from cussing in his LP's, usually limiting himself to "shoot" or "dang it".
  • Heroic BSOD: He gets this whenever he gets REALLY cheated. Examples include "ONE COIN!" and the rabbit race in Donkey Kong 64, which seemed to cheat blatantly. Also, when his GCN crashed after he was about to win a Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance chapter, he lost it.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Sometimes he sings in his videos, and his videos sometimes think of his singing as such.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: His Donkey Kong 64 replay is full of this.
  • Ironic Echo: "I am not doing a Let's Play of Radiant Dawn." Two years later...
    Slim: Hm...I am such a liar.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: In his playthrough of Pokémon Blue, he named Poliwag — his favorite Pokemon — "SwimKirby". He repeatedly chuckles about how dorky that is.
  • Long Runner: He's been doing it for 4 years, with very little delays between projects. He really devotes a lot of time and care into it.
  • Precision F-Strike: It's very rare for him to swear, but when he does, it's really appropriate.
  • Official Couple: With FiyahKitteh.
  • Running Gag:
  • Ship Tease: Done in a joking fashion between him and his good friend Madame Wario (such as Madame nicknaming the Pink Yoshi in Yoshi's Story "my lover, Slim Kirby"). Some newcomers to either LPer's channel have mistaken this for them actually being a couple, but it's really just a Running Gag.
  • The Simpsons: He's LP'd Hit and Run twice and also tackled Road Rage as well. But not only that, he says that he knows a ton of Simpsons knowledge and has watched nearly every episode multiple times.
  • Theme Song: During the time he had an opening to his videos, he had a remix of the Deal or No Deal theme alongside videos from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and ShadowMario41 constantly take potshots at each other in their vids, and to the Maze game, a game maker game SM41 made, but they are actually really close friends and the makers of their own Co-op Let's Play channel, Crystal Star Studios.

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alternative title(s): Slim Kirby
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