—The statement at the end of every video description.
Team Service Announcement is a series of shorts in Team Fortress 2, made by "anangrysockpuppet" (Krunkidile on Steam), with Source Filmmaker, and hosted on YouTube. Each video addresses a particular topic about TF2's multiplayer, in order to help new players to get better at the game. They cover advice about various tactics, ways to be helpful, when to try different methods, and how to avoid embarrassing deaths. Each one includes a great deal of humor and personality as well. The entire series can be seen here.Krunkidile has all but stopped making new episodes for two reasons: The advice is getting trickier to convey through SFM shorts, and people watch them for entertainment rather than education.
Artificial Stupidity: In-universe in Fake Players. All the bots can be told apart by their frequent idiocy, such as running into walls, not seeking health when weak, and using the wrong weapons for the wrong situation.
Dante and Gordon Freeman are seen dancing in the "Exits and Entrances" video.
Elizabeth is seen doing the thumbs up in "Cooperative Engineering". A common joke is that she universe-hopped into the TF2 universe to find the current version of Comstock she was going to kill, who happened to be a Soldier.
Combining Mecha: Parodied in Fake Players. Several AI controlled players, i.e. "bots", combine to form a single bot with people for legs and arms.
Exaggerated in Class Balance, where the entire BLU team is Snipers (save for a single Medic, who looks ready to leave the server), all of them oblivious to the fact that they're losing the King of the Hill match.
Demoknights and Battle-Medics: The Demoknight is useless against the Sentry nest, but not against performing a double kill to save the Soldier's life. Battle-Medic, however, is completely useless, and the Soldier rejects him.
Edutainment Show: The videos are funny, while the descriptions spell out the flaw and solution the video's addressing (Pop It, Don't Drop It addresses the value of a solo Ubercharge).
Entitled Bastard: In Metal and Dispensers, the RED Soldier causes a ton of trouble for his team's Engineer by wasting the ammo crate during the setup period. Later he dashes to him demanding a dispenser... but the Engineer doesn't feel all that obliged. This ends up turning into a subversion, as not only does the Engineer and the Solider arguing result in them being blown up by the BLU Demoman, but the description points out denying someone a dispenser can be just as bad as wasting ammo others need.
Fastball Special: Done twice in Demoknights and Battle Medics, the first time has an Engineer pick up his sentry and throw it at said Medic, then Soldier picks up a spy and throws it at the sentry nest sapping everything in there. He tries it again against the 2 players dominating him.
Flanderization: In Unlockable Weapons, the BLU Soldier is a competent if overoptimistic fighter who got cornered by a Scout. In Grenade Launcher he's Too Dumb to Live.
Flat "What.": In Cooperative Engineering, the Engineer mutters "What..." when he sees that his Sentry is, among other abuse, being danced on by a robot.
Flipping the Bird: In Pop it, Don't Drop it, the BLU Medic survives an ambush by the entire RED team, by using his Ubercharge just in time. How does he celebrate his survival? By flipping them off. With both hands. While wearing sunglasses. Surrounded by dancing Scouts and Heavies. While "Dream a Dream" by Captain Jack plays.
This pose was later modded as a taunt to replace the "Meet the Medic" taunt. It got so popular that Valve actually increased the price of the MtM taunt because so many people were buying it to replace it.
Friendship Moment: When both Demoman and Pyro prepare to use the teleporter in "Teleporters", Demoman chooses to Rocket Jump instead and let Pyro have it.
Krunkidile is fond of these, it seems. In Over-Extending, while the rest of the BLU team raises their guns to shoot the reckless Soldier, the Demoman raises... his Frying Pan. Also, in Exits and Entrances, Miniham.
Gory Discretion Shot: In Attention And Initiative, after the BLU Engineer uses a teleporter to summon Heavy, Medic, Soldier, and Pyro, the heavy carnage is shown offscreen.
Heroic BSOD: The BLU Medic in Class Balance when witnessing his worst fear come true: his entire team is Snipers.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: Metal and Dispensers: The RED Engineer refuses to build a Dispenser for his team's Soldier, because he took the ammo crate at the start of the match. While the Soldier was pretty wasteful, the two's squabble results in a BLU Demoman exploding them both.
Kung-Fu Proof Mook: In The Kritzkrieg, the Soldier is able to kill almost the entire enemy team thanks to the Medic's Kritzkrieg, but is foiled by the Engineer's Sentry, which is immune to critical hits.
Leeroy Jenkins: TF2 is about teamwork, so this tactic is frequently criticized.
In Ranged Combat, just as the RED Sniper Jarated the BLU Spy, his Heavy, Soldier, and Scout teammates all pose as snipers, confusing and scaring off said BLU Spy. Then when the Sniper tried to get a clean kill off the running Spy, his focus got broken by the teammates trying to shoot the Spy with their short range weapons, allowing the Spy to run free. That really pissed the Sniper off to the point where he eventually slaps all 3 of them at once.
In Subtlety, the BLU Spy is about to land a backstab on the RED Heavy... only for the BLU Scout to rush forward and start whacking the Heavy with a frying pan. The Heavy is not pleased, and neither was the Spy.
Offhand Backhand: In Scout Combat, the RED Sniper does this with his sniper rifle for a headshot because the BLU Scout only knows how to run in straight lines.
Production Foreshadowing: Inadvertantly, but noticable. As Krunkidile often uses items from the TF 2 Steam Workshop in the videos, items might appear in a TSA video before they get implemented into the game itself. One example is in Demoknights and Battle-Medics, which has the Soldier use the Air Strike, but was released well before said item was implemented into Team Fortress 2.
Recurring Extra: The Medic with the Cockfighter, Marxman, and Crusader's Crossbow. He first appears in Building Placement, then Over-Extending and Over-Committing, has a memorable scene in Pop it, Don't Drop it, and is seen dancing with RED Heavy in Scout Combat.
Similarly (and coincidentally introduced in the same video as the Medic above), a serious looking Demoman wearing the "Tavish Degroot Experience" will also appear occasionally. If Every Dramatic Team Fortress 2 Video is any indication, this seems to be Krunkidile's Author Avatar.
Robotic Reveal: In Fake Players, when the BLU Soldier realizes everyone on the server is just a bot, everyone on the map reveals their artificialness and surrounds him.
Rouge Angles of Satin: The gag in Melee where the Sniper gets turned into a frog was inspired by the comment requesting the video, which said "Oh idea how about when to use each classes melee weapon because they have a higher frog chance than projectile weapons"
Krunkidile: I'm pretty sure by "frog chance," he meant "frag-chance," and by "frag-chance," he meant "crit-chance."
Rule of Funny: The situations presented are usually exaggerated (almost to the point of unrealistic) versions of what could potentially happen in a game of Team Fortress 2.
Take That: The author will sometimes make jabs toward dramatic or romantic Team Fortress 2 SFM videos, due to finding the concept of it often strange or pretentious, such as this video in reference to this one.
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The BLU Medic gets hit with a barrage powerful enough to dig a hole to the Earth's center, just to make sure he dies. Good thing he Ubercharged in time.
Krunkidile: Deep Serpent Assignments are not Team Service Announcements. They are what happens when someone suggests an idea for a Team Service Announcement, but says it in a way that makes me want to do it, but not put any effort into it. So I spend an hour barely animating and mixing together six songs and then slap it on YouTube with a name that voices one of my grievances.
The BLU Heavy in Minigun Spinup takes so long to walk anywhere with his revving Brass Beast that the RED Spy and Sniper decide assassinating him is just too easy to be fun. So instead they drive a steamroller over him.
The BLU Soldier in Grenade Launcher willingly stands on a stickybomb trap, claiming "I got a good feeling about this!"
Touché: In The Revolver, the Spy responds "...you have done well" when the Engineer doesn't fall for his disguise and just smacks it off.
In Cooperative Engineering, the Engineers thumbs up each other, then the rest of their team does, then their enemies, then people not even from TF 2...
Also from that video; the Spy saps the Engineer's Sentry, then begins shooting it, then a Scout starts whacking it with a frying pan, and a robot starts dancing on it...
In Compression Blast, the Pyro's airblast not only extinguishes the burning Medic, but blows away the Ubered Scouts next to him, deflects several rockets, creates gale-force winds, gives him tons of money, tons of keys, a dancing posse, hot women, fancy cars...
Class Balance: "Entire team is snipers!"
Demoknights and Battle-Medics: The Soldier throws a Spy into the Sentry nest, and his mere presence causes all the buildings there to be sapped and explode spectacularly.
Grenade Launcher: The Demoman's grenade launcher goes from owning all of BLU Team, to downing a helicopter, to killing Godzilla...
Metal and Dispensers: The RED Soldier has arrows, spy knives, and kukris sticking out of him, is bleeding, and catches fire.