[[caption-width-right:187:Three guys, infinite possibilities.]]

->''[[MemeticMutation D'oh, I missed!]]''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys The Runaway Guys]]'' are a collaborative group of [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] on Website/YouTube, comprising {{LetsPlay/ProtonJon}}, {{LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun}}, and {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}. Chugga is in charge of maintaining the channel, although Jon has made posts and comments for the channel as well. For the first two years, updates usually only occurred every Saturday, but this was changed to Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday following an announcement on February 8th, 2013. Videos for ''Mario Party'' games (starting with the third) and ''Fortune Street'' are also posted daily (each board beginning on Saturday and continuing every day until its end).

Their first Let's Play premiered on February 5, 2011. The three of them were the only ones participating, but many of their later videos have featured [[SpecialGuest additional players]].

Along with their official long-running [=LPs=], they have done one-shot filler [=LPs=] (labeled "The Runaway Gaiden"), tournaments featuring multitudes of guest players, and side collab projects that they gradually update and use as filler between regular projects.

On occasion at various conventions, the Runaway Guys have their own panel, called ''Thrown Controllers'', essentially a game show inspired by ''Series/NickArcade''. In its debut at PAX East 2012, two teams took turns answering questions and playing video game challenges, either against each other, solo, or against members of the audience. At PAX Prime 2012, they {{retool}}ed the game ([[MurphysLaw mostly due to the previous iteration being plagued by technical problems and a sluggish pace]]) into a single-person quiz show with challenges, similar to the initial concept except for one person at a time, and this is how it has been done since. Many prizes are awarded at these panels, ranging from character pins from Fangamer to (as a grand prize) an actual video game console, such as a UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS or a UsefulNotes/WiiU.

They have a ShoutOut page [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys here]], a Character Sheet [[Characters/TheRunawayGuys here]], a HoYay page [[HoYay/TheRunawayGuys here]], an EpicFail page [[EpicFail/TheRunawayGuys here]], and a DrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TheRunawayGuys here]].
!! Current Collabs
* ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom'' Story Mode

[[folder:Main Collabs]]
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' (ft. LetsPlay/JoshJepson)
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Subspace Emissary)]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]''
* ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''
* ''VideoGame/WiiParty''
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}})
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{JoshJepson}})
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}})
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 3]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$]]''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 4]]''
* ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''
* ''[[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet LittleBigPlanet 2]]'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}})
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' (ft. [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]])
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 5]]''
* ''[[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Kirby's Dream Course]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'' (ft. LetsPlay/StephenPlays)
* ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' (ft. LetsPlay/TomFawkes)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' (Chuggaa plays, Tim and Jon watch, guide, and occasionally take over)
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty6''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes''

[[folder:Side Collabs]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ItadakiStreet Fortune Street]]'':
** Yoshi's Island
** The Observatory (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}})
** Mario Stadium (ft. LetsPlay/{{JoshJepson}})
** Slimenia and Delfino Plaza (ft. LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}})
** Mt. Magmageddon (ft. [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]])
** Robbin Hood Ruins (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}})
** Mario Circuit (ft. [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]])
** Peach's Castle (ft. LetsPlay/StephenPlays)
** Pirate Ship (ft. LetsPlay/TomFawkes)
** Starship Mario (ft. LetsPlay/TomFawkes)
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' (THQ's 2012 Wii U version)

* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', with 10 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/JoshJepson, LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=ALoyalGamer=], LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}}, LetsPlay/{{Donnabellez}}, LetsPlay/{{SKArmedageddon}}, and [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]][[/labelnote]]. This tournament was double-elimination style (if you lose a round, you go to the loser's bracket. If you lose another round, you're out of the tournament).
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioTennis Mario Power Tennis]]'', with 9 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/JoshJepson, LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=CloudFangLP=], [=PurpleRodri=], [=ALoyalGamer=], and [[WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis Jon Paula]][[/labelnote]]. This tournament was single-elimination style (if you lose a match, you're out of the tournament).
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' again, this time with 16 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=PurpleRodri=], LetsPlay/{{Donnabellez}}, LetsPlay/Pcull44444, LetsPlay/SuperJeenius, [[LetsPlay/StephenPlays Stephen and Mallory]], LetsPlay/AttackingTucans, LetsPlay/JoshJepson, and the crew from LetsPlay/WiiRikeToPray[[/labelnote]]. Double-elimination style.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'', with 22 competitors (2 on a team) [[labelnote:featuring]]Curly Mustaches ([=CloudFangLP=] and [=GaiaCrusher9=]), Purple Pwniez ([=SullyPwnz=] and [=PurpleRodri=]), LetsPlay/StephenPlays (Stephen and Mallory), [=PressBallsToContinue=] (LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}} and [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Dodger]]), Beard Willis (LetsPlay/ProtonJon and WebVideo/TheCompletionist), Orange Yoshis ([=MunchingOrange=] and [=YoshiToMario=]), Jepsons (LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun and LetsPlay/JoshJepson), [=StreetPassers=] (LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} and [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]]), Koopa Krew ([=SirEnobmort=] and [=KoopaKungFu=]), WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} (Slowbeef and Diabetus), and 41 Pimps ([=ShadowMario41=] and [=MadameWario=])[[/labelnote]]. Single-elimination style.
* ''[[VideoGame/BombermanLive Bomberman Live: Battlefest]]'', with 24 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]WebVideo/{{Brutalmoose}}, [=MasaeAnela=], [=PurpleRodri=], [=StephenPlays=] (Stephen and Mallory), The Completionist, Dodger, [=LiamSixx=], [=MunchingOrange=], [=KoopaKungFu=], [=SirEnobMort=], [=SullyPwnz=], Lucahjin, [=AttackingTucans=], Jon Paula, [=ALoyalGamer=], LetsPlay/Pcull44444, [=KoshiSushi=], [=SpaceHamster=], and [=WiiRikeToPray=] (Chris and Tyson)[[/labelnote]]. Single-elimination style.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{SuperSmashBros}} Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.]] Tournament'', with 17 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, LetsPlay/{{MasaeAnela}}, LetsPlay/JoshJepson, LetsPlay/{{AttackingTucans}}, Yoshiller2, [[LetsPlay/StephenPlays Stephen and Mal]], [=Cobanermani456=], WebVideo/{{JonTron}}, Tom Fawkes, Edobean, [=PKSparxxx=], [=SullyPwnz=], [=SmoothMcGroove=], [=GlitchxCity=], WebVideo/{{SomeCallMeJohnny}}, [[WebVideo/{{BrainScratchCommentaries}} ExandShadow]][[/labelnote]]. Single-elimination style.

[[folder:The Runaway Gaiden]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Round Robin Tournament
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''
* ''VideoGame/WiiSports''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2'' (Coin Rush mode)
* ''VideoGame/BurnoutRevenge'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}} and LetsPlay/{{MasaeAnela}})
* ''VideoGame/WiiPlay''
* ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom'' Battle Royale


[[folder:Lost/Status Unknown]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' as filler with LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}} (revealed on one of [[LetsPlay/{{ProtonJon}} ProtonJon's]] streams) [[note]] Confirmed as lost by Jon in a stream. He notes that Jake won with relative ease.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'' tournament (revealed on WebVideo/StephenVlog and by Stephen's friend Dan on his vlog) [[note]] They lost some of the audio for this tournament so its current status is unknown[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/PowerStone 2'' and ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket'' for Gaiden according to a stream of Jon's on 24th of August 2016. [[note]] Possibly also lost.[[/note]]
!Their Let's Play videos have provided examples of:
* '''Main Collabs'''
** '''[[TheRunawayGuys/MarioPartySeries Mario Party Series]]'''
** '''[[TheRunawayGuys/SuperMarioSeries Super Mario Series]]'''
** '''[[TheRunawayGuys/OtherNintendo Other Nintendo Games]]'''
** '''[[TheRunawayGuys/NonNintendo Non-Nintendo Games]]'''
* '''[[TheRunawayGuys/OtherVideos Other Videos]]'''
* AnimatedAdaptation: Most are available [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7ccKlP1mD3itLUZOoZNvzQnHBP2UL5V here]]. Others can be found in [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzhwjItREv7RPScHJ59ABfUhOxWI-4bE this playlist]].
* AprilFoolsDay: Done [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fX-2WEXcAI here]].
* AscendedExtra:
** With the exception of LetsPlay/JoshJepson, all of their main LP guests were tournament participants before being brought back.
** VideoGame/FortuneStreet was originally going to be a one-off project, but was popular enough to be its own side project with varying special guests.
** Waluigi, whose popularity in Fortune Street made Jon choose him for Mario Party 3.
** Daisy went from an AI character to Chugga's Mario Party character after Donkey Kong was turned into a NPC for Mario Party 5.
** Wii Party was originally going to be a side project, but got turned into Main Collab #6 after technical difficulties with original Collab #6, which became Collab #7.
* BerserkButton:
** Chugga hates the name [[MemeticMutation Steve]], due to CreatorBacklash.
** Jon:
*** hates [[OldShame almost all of his lines from the past]], especially "[[NeverLiveItDown MOVE FASTER POKEY!]]"
*** hates when people take [[VitriolicBestBuds his relationship with Chugga]] the wrong way.
*** hates almost all of Chuggaa's puns.
* BigNo: Chugga [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBVHI270SKU really goes wild]] with this trope. It's even gotten to the point where he has admitted it's practically his catchphrase.
* BigWhat: Both Chugga and Jon get in on this.
** One of them in ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Bowser's Magma Mountain]]'' (courtesy of [[LargeHam Chugga]]) was even played back in slow motion in episode 2 around [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA6szVI53jA&t=6m10s 6:11]].
** NCS ended up bubbling during the second run of level 8-2 in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', but instead of an EpicFail happening, he ended up getting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5heDCBsKPU&t=14m30s a 1-Up and some fireworks]], yet he never even appeared on the ground '''at all'''.
* BigYes: Usually, when something good actually happens, Jon or Chugga will shout it.
** "Luigi's Engine Room Episode 1": [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krC7HTp-H80&t=7m33s ~7:33]] probably has the biggest one in the series, so loud ''they had to turn the volume down in editing'':
--> '''Jon:''' '''''YEAH!!! YEAH! SUCK IT!'''''
** ''Everyone'' does this when Chugga [[spoiler:makes it to the top of the flagpole in ''3D World''[='=]s Rolling Ride Run with '''one second''' left.]] [[https://youtu.be/blniBqAusFk?t=347 It has to be seen to be believed.]]
* BigWordShout: "GAAAAAAAAAAME!"
* {{Bookends}}: Every regular Let's Play that they've completed so far has an example of this, whether subtle or blatant.
* BootstrappedTheme: In a sense. Every video ends with stats related to the current project and links to solo channels, with music playing over it. They often use music from the game they're playing. But ever since ''Fortune Street'', they just as often use [[http://youtu.be/smxXcbAHwoI its remix of the ''Super Mario World'' bonus music.]] Chugga has even jokingly called it their theme song.
* ButtMonkey: Tim. If something bad is going to happen to someone, it's probably going to be him. So much so that the others seem kind of protective of him, and avoid picking on him whilst bickering amongst themselves. What's strange about this is that Tim has, in the past, proven himself MORE than a capable gamer with challenges like the swordless or 3-heart runs of The Legend of Zelda.
** An excellent example of this is part one of Mystery Land in the ''Mario Party 2'' LP. He actually manages to get lucky enough to have more coins than anyone else... and then, due to [[LuckBasedMission A Day At The Races]] and Chance Time, [[YankTheDogsChain he goes from over 80 coins to]] '''[[YankTheDogsChain one.]]'''
*** In the very last ''Mario Party'' video, he finished the Pot o' Skills with 2 coins. The Pot o' Skills has no stars and is determined completely by coins.
** All three have had their moments such as Jon having horrible luck in Mario Party and Chugga repeatedly dying in Sonic Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 3.
* CanadaEh: Where Jon is from, and where the latter half of Subspace Emissary was recorded.
* CatchPhrase:
** Just about everyone sings [[Music/{{Beyonce}} "To the left, to the left, to the left"]] whenever one of them says to go left.
** Chugga will often go "Might as welllll JUMP!"
** Jon's famous "GAAAAAAAAME!"
*** "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Bye guys!]]"
** According to Chugga, Josh's new catchphrase is "Are you serious?"
** "[[EpicFail Go team!]]"
** Chugga likes saying "balls to the wall" a lot.
** "''I GOT COMBO-ED!!!''"
** In Subspace, "GAME!" is sometimes replaced by "CAMERA!"
** Whenever someone makes a reference or shout out, Jon will usually say, "Thanks/Thank you (whatever is being referenced here)." Examples include "Thanks [[LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts Maxwell]]." and "Thank you, Yu-Gi-Oh!"
** ''D'OH, I MISSED!''
** Chugga: ONE!
* CollectiveGroan: Often in response to a pun made by one of the Guys, mostly Chuggaa.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience:
** Confused as to who's who? Chugga is red, Jon is blue, and Tim is green. Save for ''VideoGame/WiiParty'', where, due to player order, this gets messed up (Chugga is blue, Jon is green, and Tim is red), but since they're using their own Miis it's still simple to tell who is who.
*** And while Chugga is most often player 1, sometimes it will be Tim because the player color is green, in the case of [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU Luigi]] or [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Link]].
** Guest stars are often yellow, sometimes purple. This is emphasized further in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', in which Josh's name is highlighted in black rather than the other Guys' white.
** Colors go all over the spectrum for tournaments, unique to each participant.
* ComedicSociopathy: The Guys have acknowledged at least once that a video's view count is roughly inversely proportional to how much fun they actually had playing the game, which points to their audience showing more favoritism to projects which involve them being assholes to each other. Specifically, they used ''Rayman Legends'' as an example, since they all agree that they liked the project and had a lot of fun playing it together, but it's one of their ''least'' watched series.
* {{Determinator}}s: The first Thrown Controllers Panel was an EpicFail and seen back at as an OldShame. They still did their next one instead of getting discouraged and has done many more since.
* DudeNotFunny: In a PAX Prime 2013 wrap-up video (featuring but not created by Jon, Chugga, and Tim), at one point Chugga makes a very bad {{pun}}, prompting [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Dodger]] to call for applause from the audience. Later, Jon makes a comment about his pedometer, and Chugga responds by pronouncing it "paedo-meter". The audience is silent and Dodger says, "''Don't'' applaud for that one..."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Mixed with CharacterDevelopment. ''Mario Party'' had Chugga being calmer and Jon more energetic, leading to them being very similar to one another aside from their ongoing rivalry, and Tim barely talking whatsoever. In ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', Chugga's goofiness was turned UpToEleven while Jon embraced his inner TokenEvilTeammate, leading to their rivalry turning practically ''bloodthirsty'' (and Tim still barely talked). After that, Chugga relented to his more characteristic sense of humour; Jon, while still a {{troll}}, only did so when provoked or when it would be perfectly timed rather than practically every second; and Tim, while still the quietest, has become more talkative and even a DeadpanSnarker to rival Jon.
** Chugga being BornLucky was dropped after ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', though it does still get referenced during ''Mario Party'' games. Tim being the one left in the dust has also begun to get subverted, or at least has fewer instances.
** In their first few Let's Plays, they all called each other by their channel names, but eventually became close enough friends that they're on a first name basis (with Tim still calling Emile Chugga on occasion); hearing the change can be pretty drastic if you binge their videos. See FirstNameBasis below.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Many of their LP recordings fall into this, since they live so far apart and can't exactly meet up every day.
* FirstNameBasis: Over time, they've been calling each other by first names and not their usernames, more and more. (Though Jon and a few of the guests have their first names ''in'' their usernames.)
* FriendlyFireproof: Chugga has revealed that this is enough to ''disqualify'' a game from being played by the Guys. ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' being the prime example -- in the first episode of his solo LP of the game, Chugga says that they were considering it for a collab project, but the deciding factor (apart from being limited to two players) was that the inability to screw each other over made for a much less entertaining LP.
* GenreSavvy: They showed impressive amounts of genre savviness in their later ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' playthroughs. In one board in ''Mario Party 3'', Tim had the means to reach the next star, but since he had the star lead and the star was in a difficult to reach spot, he refrained from using the magic lamp and prevented the rest from getting the next stars. [[spoiler:He won the board.]] However, this trope was taken UpToEleven in ''Mario Party 4'', where they frequently invoked TemptingFate and called each other out when it worked.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Just as bad as in Chugga's solo videos. To Tim and Jon's eternal pain.
** When NCS makes one at the end of Episode 6 (''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii Mario Wii]]''), [[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]].
-->'''Tim:''' Son of a beach!
** In Episode 9 of ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', there is a pun-off.
** Not from one of their official [=LPs=], but from [[http://www.justin.tv/fangamer/b/288157069 this livestream]] of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' (Jon playing, Chugga and Tim watching):
-->'''Tim''': [[Film/ThreeHundred THIS IS STARDA!]]
-->'''Jon and Chugga''': *{{Beat}}* *epic groans*
** From Episode 16 of ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'':
-->'''Chugga''': *NCS and Josh have just used a twelfth continue* I guess these continues are a dime a dozen!
-->'''Jon''': Swear to god, gonna kill you!
* {{Irony}}:
** In ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', Chugga plays as Donkey Kong, who's a monkey. He has the least ButtMonkey moments of them all.
** In ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', LetsPlay/ProtonJon is Blue Toad, but is a [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]].
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: There's a lot of this kind of talk, unsurprising considering that both Chugga and NCS are part of the group.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Jon's reaction of "Move faster, Pokey!" is referenced in ''Mario Party''.
** LetsPlay/JoshJepson claims that he's been hearing it "all his life" when Chugga starts singing, "[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Meet Josh Jepson...]]"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded often]]. Whenever the three [[EpicFail all screw up majorly at once]] or otherwise cause a total failure, one of them always responds with "Good job, team!" Notable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfZPRH8ySGQ&t=8m14s this video]].
* NoIndoorVoice: It's nearly impossible to find even a single episode that doesn't have any one of the guys yelling.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Mario Party 3 - Waluigi's Island [Part 5]," whose description reads: "I'd give you guys a volume warning for this episode, but let's be honest, they're usually needed for all TRG episodes."
* OutOfFocus: When it comes to ''Mario Party'' videos (from the first two games), Luigi gets the least screen time, since he doesn't have an amusing voice clip and isn't considered to be a hard opponent.
* PhraseCatcher:
** "To the left, to the left, to the left..." is started by anything saying to go left.
** "Might as wellllll JUMP!" is started by anything saying to jump.
** "Doh, I missed!" is started by missing something.
** "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!" is started by Chugga doing anything Jon finds either sketchy, [[IncrediblyLamePun punny]], or [[EpicFail made of fail.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: When 3 [[ManChild adults]] play a multiplayer game where you can [[{{Troll}} screw with your friends' sanity for the sake of your own laughter]], this was bound to happen.
-->'''Jon:''' '''[[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii "How many times have I fucking played]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Mario World]]!?'''
** At the most, they usually resort to "Damn it!" But even Tim squeezes an actual F-Strike when he loses an intense game of Hot Rope Jump in ''Mario Party 2''. [[ApologisesALot He immediately apologizes for it.]]
** The ''Mario Party 6'' series was actually censored for the most part; however, when Emile reveals that Jon is about to play a luck-based Duel mini-game against Boo, Jon's reaction ("Aw, for ''fuck's sake!''") is left uncensored.
* RunningGag: Many. Chugga's bad puns, Jon being an asshole, Press L to P (In The Bathroom!).
** There are also some longer-range ones that only show up occasionally, such as Jon claiming a character is "dead" and acting shocked.
** Chugga's PopculturalOsmosisFailure tendencies (especially concerning how few movies he's seen) tend to crop up regularly in every LP.
** The second video of every Mario LP features Chugga parodying the opening of a famous cartoon.
** "[[BossArenaIdiocy Why did I have that installed?]]" shows up in some capacity during the Mario [=LPs=], around the final boss fight. Chugga even comments on it during the credits of ''3D World''.
** They also have a tendency to bring up the fact that [=LPs=] are recorded months in advance due to some people not realising it.
** Every ''Mario Party'' has at least one minigame the Guys don't like which ends up getting played nearly every board.
** Chugga insisting that going last is a good thing in many of their ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' videos, usually when he's the one going last.
* ShoutOut: The group's name is a reference to the band known as The Runaway Five in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', which both Tim and Chugga have [=LP=]ed in the past.
** LetsPlay/ProtonJon also made a reference to Wiki/ThisVeryWiki!
** LetsPlay/SirRonLionheart is impersonated by LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun.
** For other shoutouts, check [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys their dedicated page]].
* SpecialGuest: Since just about every multiplayer game allows up to four players, they attempt to get one to join them for each LP.
** [=JoshJepson=], playing as Yellow Toad for ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''.
** Lucahjin, playing as Patchwork [[CatchPhrase MY BALLS!!!!!]] in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' and Blingbotnik in [=LittleBigPlanet=] 2.
** [=SuperJeenius=], playing as the yellow knight in ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers''.
** Masae Anela, playing as Peach in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.
** [=StephenPlays=], playing as Purple Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures''.
** [=TomFawkes=], playing as Barbara in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''.
** As well as a whole slew of other special guests for the various tournaments that they've held.
* StopBeingStereotypical: Jon has begged Emile many times over the course of the channel's history. Wherever he acts stereotypically French or Mexican, as he's [[ButNotTooForeign part both]].
* TakeThat:
** {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} LOVES taking shots at LetsPlay/ProtonJon for his ScheduleSlip.
*** This is even how they start out ''Mario Party 2''!
--->'''Chugga''': "Onto our fourth project in the time it's taken Jon to make five videos!"
--->'''Jon''': "You are a DICK!"
** It seems that there's some vitriol toward ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', with Chuggaa openly saying that they suck and ''Tim'' criticizing them for their tendency to not ReadTheFreakingManual.
* TopTenList: Nearly all of their Let's Plays has a top 10 list of funny moments created by YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/1PressL2P 1PressL2P]] (bonus points for taking a TRG joke name as their username)! They can all be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFEE340B22C2821BC here!]]
* TournamentArc: They have several of those. See [[TheRunawayGuys/OtherVideos here]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Chugga and Jon seem to have this relationship.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Immediately after Jon calls himself [[ItMakesSenseInContext a professional mine cart driver]] in ''Mario Party'', a portion of commentary was removed due to personal reasons.
** A small section of commentary in Episode 3 of ''New Super Mario Bros.'' is missing. During this segment, an explanation is displayed on the video: they discussed some of their future projects, and didn't want to spoil anyone. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Jon is thanked/blamed for this]]. [[note]]Due to them mentioning their characters being "Small, big, small, big," it can be assumed they were discussing VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet, a project that hadn't been revealed at the time.[[/note]]
** A portion of the commentary was excised from Episode 24 of ''New Super Mario Bros. U''. This time, the viewers suspect that Jon was taking potshots at religion, due to the silence being immediately preceded by something along the lines of "Fire from the heavens!" and the text "There are some things you just don't say on the Internet" being imposed on the screen.
** On part 4 of Dokapon Kingdom Battle Royale, a part of commentary was cut out and it said on the screen, "No need to worry about what was said here". No one knows what it said, but it was probably something offensive, given Jon's reaction.
** Referenced in Part 21 of Rayman Legends as part of a reference to ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.
-->''[[RunningGag Bye guys!]]''