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[[caption-width-right:350:Hax VS Cheat: Whoever loses, '''''we win.''''']]

DATELINE: November 22nd, 2008, location unknown -- From one of the deepest, farthest-flung corners of the internet, a man emerges. His name is Das Bo Schitt, and he holds the power of ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' at his fingertips. His mission is simple: Blow. Your. ''Mind.''

Thus, ''The Gmod Idiot Box'' is born.

Bo Schitt's Youtube series, described by some as "Creator/{{Valve|Software}} [[XMeetsY meets]] ''RobotChicken'' [[XMeetsY meets]] [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]]", consists of an episodic mashup of skits created using the titular [[GameMod video game mod]] and set to all manner of sound clips and effects. Recurring skits include:

* The episode intros: Das Bo Schitt and his Metrocop fan [[YouAreNumberSix #1]] deal with such problems as DBS slacking off on new episodes and various Youtube annoyances.
* ''Harmless Shenanigans(?) with Chuckles the Cheat'': Chuckles tries to play a prank, which [[RuleOfFunny somehow]] causes far more harm than intended.
* ''[[EverybodyLovesRaymond Everybody Loves]] [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Francis]]''
* ''Pet Peeves The Aggressive Way With [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Father Grigori]]'': The good priest deals with common grievances [[DisproportionateRetribution in a completely audacious manner.]]

As of April 24, 2015, the Idiot Box clocks in at fifteen full installments, and Bo Schitt has created a metric crapton of video shorts (called ''[=GIBlets=]'') that either tie in with the main episodes or stand alone. You can watch his works in chronological order [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DasBoSchitt#g/c/F41B4E15D5443537 here]]. Also, beginning with Episode 12, the series became fully episodic, with the cold opens taking on an episodic arc that started in Episode 10 and continued through ''Duke Nukem Foreverquest'' in which DBS gets a new face, only to have #1 change it back when the Internet detested it but failing to update his driving license thus getting DBS jailed when he attempted to buy liquor with it, #1 busting him out of jail after stealing Gordon Freeman's buggy, and Gordon Freeman RoaringRampageOfRevenge on #1 after finding out who stole the buggy, only to be killed by the ''hit-shears'' hired by the thug informant, and then revealing a bigger bad is watching the duo. Aside from that, characters like Chuckles the Cheat are undergoing character progression- Chuckles has of episode 14 reformed fully and now works as an apprentice of Dr. Hax.

Another movie of Bo Schitt's, ''Machinima/DukeNukemForeverquest'', is in continuity with the Idiot Box, taking place after the events of Episode 10. [[CliffHanger It may be the beginning of a series.]] Aside from that, Bo Schitt has also started a side series, ''Youtube Avenue'' (co-written by and co-starring Takahata101 from Creator/TeamFourStar), which is rife full of {{Take That}}s against [[LetsPlay LPers]].

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!This work provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: [[http://dasboschitt.blogspot.com/ BoSchitt's blog]] contains surprisingly in-depth bios of [[http://dasboschitt.blogspot.com/2009/09/cast-of-characters.html all of the popular recurring characters.]]
* [[AlwaysGetsHisMan Always Beats His Cheater]]: Dr Hax. [[RuleOfFunny Except when he doesn't.]]
* AnachronicOrder: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZzU5Db_-yg&feature=sub Update Day]]''
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Episode 14, aside from the opening and the Mac and PC skit, features little to no premise of any Valve settings, plots, or characters.
* AngstNuke
* AntiMagic: Dr. Hax can pummel you clean out of God Mode.
* ArtEvolution: The author has made increasingly better use of Garry's Mod throughout the series, and it definitely shows. Compare the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2eUUHkpvQA first episode]], which has the [[SpecialEffectsFailure HUD and death messages showing]], to the latest, which not only has those addressed, but also features stop-motion style lip movement ''with other stuff going on in real time'', a major feat when it comes to a Gmod video.
* AscendedMeme: Sort of. Dr. Hax is available to download into your own game via the Garry's Mod Toybox, and will punish you if you attack him or cheat. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O31pCkaf-sY As a dismayed Kit Harrison learned]] in ''A Smooth Introduction to Garry's Mod'', he is nigh-completely invincible, ''even to the undo button''. [[spoiler: To truly defeat him, you need to hit him with a monitor. In other words... COUNTER-HAX HIM!]]
* AssKicksYou: ''This is what I do I sit on you, sit on you, sit on you...''
* AtomicFBomb: Das Bo Schitt himself does this upon finding out his computer's dead and gone in ''Computer Quest''.
* AuthorAppeal: At this point, it seems obvious that Das Bo Schitt does not like Macs, and prefers [=PCs=]. Even so, it also obvious that it has it's own share of problems, which are unavoidable.
* AuthorAvatar: The author's appearances consist of him either getting nagged by Metrocop #1 to create another episode, or getting his butt handed to him by said Metrocop.
* BackFromTheDead:
** [[spoiler:The RED Demoman in ''Episode 10''.]]
** [[spoiler: [=BoSchitt=] himself in Duke Nukem Foreverquest.]]
* {{Badass}}: #1
* BaitAndSwitch: One stinger of an ''Everybody Loves Francis'' sketch starts with what appears to be a re-enactment of a ''Trix'' cereal advert, but then gets ''subverted'' when the rabbit pulls out a machine gun that shoots [[Film/TheRoom Johnny heads]] that screams in {{angrish}} and kills the kids. And it turns out that this is an ad for a ''[[TommyWiseau Tommy]] Gun''.
--> [[IncrediblyLamePun Tommy Gun: It will tear you apart!]] (*angrish scream*)
* BeamSpam: [=UberKleiner=]
* BerserkButton:
** [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]] is the one who knocks. Got it?
** Dr. Hax does '''NOT''' appreciate hackers.
** Don't post stupid comments asking where Bo Schitt got his music from. Or Metro Cop will find you.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** #1 in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWJTC6MJmw The Tale of Dirty Renamon.]]''
** Louis in Episode 5.
* BigNo:
** #1 realizing that [[spoiler:Bo Schitt's new computer had a feminine text-to-speech voice.]]
** [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Scout]] gets a few in Episode 10. Borrowed from some [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic certain]] [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZIM cartoons]].
* BowelBreakingBricks: In Episode 5, the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 BLU Demoman]] farts a grenade before being eaten by the RED Heavy.
* BreakTheHaughty: One treatment out of many visited upon [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Goldblum]] in the ''Treat or Else'' short.
* BrickJoke:
** In Episode 9, [[spoiler:the guy from Episode 1 is still trying to break those cuffs.]]
** Francis proving himself to be indestructible in Episode 2.
** Two brick jokes Back-to-back in Episode 11: Dirty!Renamon shows up in Episode 11, [[spoiler:trips over Chuckles the Cheat, who then gets beaten up by cops. Chuckles was just beaten up by cops a couple of skits prior.]]
** Bob from Episode 3 is back in Bob WAS Building an Army, and this time, he has a tank. [[spoiler: Too bad he pissed off #1.]]
** The final conflict between Chuckles and Dennis in Episode 12 features [[spoiler:the return of the Furious German Man.]]
** The ColdOpen of Episode 14 has Gordon Freeman's contact threaten to [[GroinAttack cut his nuts off]] if he thinks Freeman is fucking with him. The hit-shears proceed to do exactly that in Episode 15.
* BuildingSwing: The Boomer and Smoker team up to pull this off against the Survivors.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: #1
* ButtMonkey:
** Renamon, big time.
%%** Lately, the same goes for Ellis.
%%** Fred was a single-episode example.
** The representation of Mac computers always seems to fail or break in one way or another, each one a dig at the Mac's flaws (Expensive to replace, etc.)
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Renamon in later episodes, with her being used more as a source of comedy than a literal Butt Monkey.
** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael De Santa]] in Episode 14 only.
* CaffeineBulletTime: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZzU5Db_-yg&feature=sub Update Day]]''.
* TheCameo: The "Whiplash Abridged" segment in episode 15 has non-essential cameos from [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser Junior]], [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and [[VideoGame/MassEffect Tali'zorah Nar Rayya]].
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Michael De Santa tests his aiming skills on a simple bottle out in the middle of what looks like Tatooine...cue the entire LSPD coming down on him.
* CarFu:
** Performed by #1 in the ''Chaotic 50,000 Subscriber Milestone'' video. Not a minute later, he tops himself with [[spoiler: ''Firetruck Fu'']].
** the series has also given us a few heaping helpings of ''Train Fu'' to go with the rest.
* CallBack:
** Gravity Cat from Episode 2 reappears in Episode 6.
** The baby from Episode 1 returns in ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon''.
** #1's candy bucket from ''Treat or Else'' returns in ''Update Day'' outside Mr. Goldblum's office.
** The intro of Episode 12 has #1 use the blender from Machinima/DukeNukemForeverquest and an earlier episode's "Will It Blend" sketch to restore DBS back to his original Male_07 face.
** During his battle with Chuckles the Cheat in Episode 12, Dennis the Douchebag uses his iPhone to turn into [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Furious German Man]] from Episode 3.
** The second KOTH YTP has a callback to the first,with Hank's head still pinned to the moon.
** ''Episode 10'' onwards became more episodic in nature, with each ColdOpen following up on the previous' events.
%%* CaptionHumor
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Future of Machinima", Phil seems to be [[OnlySaneMan the one suggesting improvement]] while LP is content with lazy editing and unpopular Lets Play tropes. The personalities between the characters swapped somewhat when spinoff ''Youtube Avenue'' came out, with Phil being far more lazy and moronic, and LP adopting more sane and pragmatic traits.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Hey, would ''you'' prosper if Dr. Hax hit you with a CRT monitor every time you cheated?
* ClusterFBomb: Renamon is a SirSwearsALot in ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon'' to the point where you think she has ''[[HollywoodTourettes Tourette's Syndrome]]''...
* CombatPragmatist: Frustrated over Bowser kidnapping Peach, again, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] cuts out the boss fight and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoots him]]. When it turns out that didn't finish Bowser off and Peach gets kidnapped, again, Mario [[JustEatGilligan takes out]] [[DamselScrappy Peach instead]].
* ComedicSociopathy: Francis
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Quick-Draw Heavy. He even ignores the use of the "slowmo" cheat.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Goldblum.
%%* CowboyCop: #1.
%%* CurbStompBattle: Episode 5 features a prime example. You'll know it when you see it.
%%* DeathFromAbove: Gravity Cat
%%* DestinationDefenestration
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** The whole point of the ''Pet Peeves'' skits.
** This is #1's default state of being.
** Episode 6: You'll follow proper theater courtesy...if you know what's good for you.
** Derrick knocks Alex's treat out of his hand...causing Alex to [[spoiler:''destroy the planet'']] out of sheer rage.
** Commander Shepard's response to being flipped off? (Attempted) Point blank headshot.
** Dr. Hax throws cathode-ray monitors at anyone who gets caught hacking or cheating, with considerable force.
** Scout knocked before [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White.]] Walter broke Scout's neck with the door, then had Jesse melt his body into bloody mulch.
* DontTryThisAtHome: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in Episode 8 with a ''Will It Blend?'' spoof.
* TheDoorSlamsYou:
** Lots of times, courtesy of #1. Notable in that standing away from the door won't help. More often than not, he breaks it off its hinges such that it flies into whomever he's chasing.
** In ''Computer Quest'', Chuck Norris kicks Das Bo Schitt's front door off its hinges when looking for #1. Saxton Hale breaks the wall next to where the door lands. Saxton then moves the door to the wall opening, so he can kick the door at Chuck Norris, hitting him.
* DopeSlap: Dr. Hax gives one to [[VideoGame/DukeNukem The Duke]] for his "[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Unwanted Software Tampering]]" remark.
* DoubleEntendre: The RED Heavy slams his fist into the bottom of a table repeatedly, trying to hit a secret button. From Max's point of view, it looks like...something completely different.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: The "Idiot Box" in the title refers both to a slang term for a television set and to the amount of hilarious idiocy in the show itself.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Headcrab Zombie
* DullSurprise: The [[VideoGame/MoonbaseAlpha astronauts]] in Episode 10.
-->'''Astronauts''': ''"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa."''
* DynamicEntry: #1; Louis in Episode 5; [[spoiler:eventually, [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Augustus Cole]] pulls it off ''with a train''.]]
* EnemyMine:
** DBS and #1 spend most of the ''Chaotic 50,000 Subscriber Milestone'' video fighting each other, until they see Francis videotaping the whole thing, and gang up on him.
** Dr. Hax and Chuckles the Cheat work together to stop an even worse hacker, Dennis the Douchebag. In the end, Dennis is banned for a month, and Chuckles [[spoiler:[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin is also banned]], but is given a lighter sentence, one week, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance for helping stop Dennis.]]]]
* [[EnfantTerrible Enfants Terrible]]: The babies
* EntendreFailure: [[VideoGame/HalfLife The G-Man]] buys a "male enhancement" product, but his thick-as-a-post wife Judith Mossman has no idea what he's talking about.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Creator/{{Ubisoft}} isn't the best company in the world but even its logo-headed rep thinks lowly of Mario's copyright happy crap.
-->'''Ubisoft Guy:''' [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Compared to you, I'm like a saint.]]
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In Episode 12's first ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' skit, the can of Axe [[spoiler:literally sprays axes, as the poor RED Spy found to his dismay.]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: Scout, if Episode 8 is to be believed
* {{Fartillery}}:
** In Episode 2: ''Power to main thrusters!''
** Gravity Cat in Episode 6.
* FlashbackCut: The ColdOpen of Episode 11 [[spoiler:has one brief flashback to Episode 9.]]
%%* FlawedPrototype: #1.
%%* FreezeFrameBonus
* FunPersonified: Notice how often #1 appears in this list?
%%* FunnyBackgroundEvent
* GenreSavvy: Mr. Goldblum in "Update Day"
--> '''Goldblum:''' [[Memes/ValveSoftware Episode Three]] isn't going to delay itself...oh, wait; yes, it will! Hah, [[LampshadeHanging the rich guy's a jerk!]] Classic!
* GoryDiscretionShot: What the baby did to Sniper.
** Bill siccing Renamon on Ellis in Episode 8.
* GroinAttack: #1 uses this one on the AuthorAvatar in Episode 4. Louis also performs it on Francis, sending him rocketing into the air.
** Apparently, this is what [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Medic]] considers an 'examination'.
** Don't forget what happens when RED Scout eats BLU Scout's Force-A-Nature.
--->'''RED Scout:''' ''I... '''eat... your...''''' Force-A-Nature.
--->*BLU Scout brings up his gun; is taken by RED Scout and eaten*
--->'''RED Scout:''' Lot of good that gun did ya! *laughs madly*
--->*BLU Scout shakes fist in anger*
--->'''RED Scout:''' What, you're gonna cry? You're gonna cry now? Yeah, I dare ya, RageQuit! Come on--
--->'''BLU Scout:''' *wham* [[note]]The BLU Scout punches the RED Scout in the stomach, firing the Force-A-Nature, which was pointing '''down''', launching the RED Scout into the air.[[/note]]
-->It got worse after that:
--->'''RED Scout:''' Hey, I'm flyin'!
--->'''RED Heavy''' (on a pedal-power helicopter)''':''' *laughing* [[note]]The helicopter was called the "Heavy's Poopy Copter" in the credits.[[/note]]
--->'''RED Scout:''' *[[HelicopterBlender sees what he's heading for]]* [[OhCrap Oh]] [[KilledMidSentence cra]]-
--->*Camera shows BLU Scout looking up, with RED Scout LudicrousGibs falling*
--->'''RED Heavy:''' Oh, this is bad!
** Inverted in Episode 9:
--->'''Nick''': Coach, you do that again, and I will bury you alive.
** Fred gets his voice fixed by being hit in the groin repeatedly.
** Gordon Freeman receives this from the ''hit-shear'' for his troubles in the Episode 15 cold open.
* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: When #1 breaks DBS out of prison by smashing through the wall in a car, he checks his mirror to back out of the hole he made. However, he had the silly thing [[InvertedTrope in drive]], and goes forwards through the rest of the prison, into the prison yard on the other side.
* HannibalLecture: [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Goldblum]] lectures #1 about ''Halloween'', of all things.
* HelicopterBlender: Scout falls victim to this, courtesy of Heavy, in Episode 8.
* HeroicMime: Parodied in Episode 12. Gordon Freeman and Chell learn that Gordon's the father of their baby on a Maury-like show, which induces them to start flailing wildly at each other.
* HilariousOuttakes: In the credits, from Episode 6 onwards.
* HitboxDissonance: Parodied with ''VideoGame/DarkSouls III: WTF are Hitboxes Edition'', in which a mushroom pokes thin air, causing the player, who was standing several feet away, to go flying into a nearby mountain.
* HowWeGotHere: ''Update Day'' starts with a [[GameBreakingBug glitched]] ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 [=TF2=]]]'' game with strange things happening to the BLU team, and an explosion at the RED base; the rest of the episode is Mr. Goldblum reviewing the game to fix the problem.
* HumiliationConga: Fred experiences an epic one in Episode 8.
* [[IdeaBulb Idea Candle]]
* IfYouCanReadThis:
** In the ''[=MOMMY!=]'' ''[=SFM=]'' video, the Pringles can is actually a can of ''[[BlandNameProduct Prongles]]'' "tater chips". Viewing the video in HD reveals that the flavor of the chips are ''[[{{Squick}} Diarrhea]]'' and that the contents of the can weighed 3 tons. The Combine logo and a Metrocop can be seen on the can as well.
** In epsiode 11, several lines of text flashes on the screen for a split second after Mac's death in the ''I'm a Mac and I'm a PC'' skit.
--> ''[[RevengeOfTheSith Execute order 66]]''
--> ''GO FORTH''
--> ''LEAVE NONE ALIVE''
--> ''OBEY''
--> ''the Gates of hell cannot hold us''
--> ''[[VideoGame/SimCity EA]] [[HilariousInHindsight WILL FAIL]]''
--> ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking SAMPLE TEXT]]''
--> ''ALSO, COULD YOU PICK UP A PIZZA ON THE WAY BACK? YOU KNOW, WITH ACTUAL TOPPINGS THIS TIME? I MEAN, I KNOW YOU'RE A PUSSY AND ALWAYS ORDER PLAIN PEPPERONI, BUT COME ON, DUDE, WHY DON'T YOU LIVE A LITTLE FOR ONCE? FUCK SAKE''
* ImAHumanitarian: Heavy
--> '''Heavy:''' I am full of... Demoman!
--> ''*Explosions, [[Series/CSIMiami YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!]]*''
** See also ''Meet The Spy [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged]]'' in Episode 7.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Episode 5...just...Episode 5.
* IncendiaryExponent
* IncomingHam: In ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon''.
-->[[spoiler:"'''''[[GearsOfWar Numbuh 83]]!!! Da Cole Traaiinnn!!!'''''"]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Goldblum in the ''Treat or Else'' short. He's swiftly, frighteningly, and awesomely brought down a few pegs, showing shades of JerkWithAHeartOfGold here and there.
* JustEatGilligan: After she gets kidnapped again, and [[StandardHeroReward not putting out]] for the last rescue, Mario gets fed-up and instead of taking out Bowser, he [[Franchise/StreetFighter KO's]] Peach. Mario and Bowser then go play baseball.
* KillItWithFire: How Heavy eventually gets rid of the babies.
* LaughTrack: As a parody of {{Sit Com}}s, the ''[[VideoGame/Left4Dead Everybody Loves Francis]]'' segments always end with this, followed by a theme song (the ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' theme), and a title card.
* LeetLingo: #1 lapses into this, but only when he has access to the speech function on Bo Schitt's computer.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: In episode 12, when Max Payne is doing a dramatic dive, dramatic music plays along with it, only to slow to a halt when the dramatic x-ray camera thing shows his hip bone shattering upon hitting the ground.
* LiteralMinded:
-->'''Rochelle:''' Don't make me get ugly with you!
-->*cue '''[[WebAnimation/RubberFruit manface]]'''*
* LoonyFan: #1.
* MadLibsDialogue: "''I '''hate''''' [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Louis]]."
* MadeOfExplodium: A great many things.
* MadeOfIron: Francis
--> "Whew. Good thing I'm indestructible."
* ManOnFire: This happens in Episode 1's take on an infamous clip from ''Series/{{COPS}}''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It's pretty awesome.]]
** #1, notably. Also, [[ButtMonkey Renamon]].
* MegatonPunch: #1
** [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] delivers one to [[spoiler:Princess Peach]] in Episode 10.
* {{Metaplot}}: The intros from Episode 2 onward. The blog explains that the Idiot Box started as a pirate television show airing in [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 City 17]] created by [[AuthorAvatar Das Bo Schitt]]. One of the Combines discovered it, but it got such great response from them that Dr. Breen allowed Bo Schitt to return to his own home outside of the jurisdiction of the Combines so he can continue making episodes. To see to it that he does on a regular basis, Metrocop #1 is quartered in his home.
* MindOverMatter: Dr. Hax, according to WordOfGod.
* MistakenForMasturbating: Heavy in episode 10 where Max was getting so annoying with the banter that he presses the "arm" button underneath the table, which doesn't work at first so Heavy continues to mash it and from Max's perspective at the other side of the table, it looks like... Well the trope.
* MoreDakka: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsuFLXbvQCw The Watchable Subscriber Milestone Video]]'', #1 frags the hell out of a microphone [[DisproportionateRetribution after he gets some rather nasty feedback]]; he uses so much more dakka that his gun ''[[IncendiaryExponent spontaneously combusts]]''.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In Episodes 4 and 5, Hax in the real world of the series are triggered with a cell phone; a dramatic camera effect declares what was just turned on in big, epic letters. Other episodes employ this trope in spades: we have Das Bo Schitt getting hit by a car, Francis tripping over a teddy bear...the list goes on. [[spoiler:+'''EXTREME COMPUTER BUILDING'''+]]
* MusicalSlapstickMontage: ''SilentHillHomecoming'' in 30 seconds, to the tune of [[Series/TheBennyHillShow "Yakety Sax"]].
* MyCarHatesMe: Parodied in Episode 7. A guy tries to escape from #1's wrath, only for a car, a doorknob, and ''a telephone'' to all produce the "failed ignition" sound.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: [=UberKleiner=]]] near the end of Episode 1.
* OffWithHisHead
** [[spoiler: "Old Spice body wash can't block odor for sixteen hours!" "WHAT?!" *BLU Demoman punches off the right side of the screen, which loops around and punches his own head off*]]
* OhCrap: The [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Scout]] has a few since he has an "Oh Crap" voice sample, but there are other moments.
* OminousLatinChanting: In Episode 8, #1's tirade against Website/YouTube is set to ''[[Film/TheMatrix Neodammerung]]''.
* OncePerEpisode: Episode 11 had no ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in it, until the end credits abruptly stopped signifying it needed to have some [=TF2=] in it, so a brief shot of Heavy with a weird face appears. It then goes back to the credits saying "quota fulfilled".
* OneLiner
* OutOfCharacterAlert: The RED and BLU spies occasionally make these mistakes when infiltrating other games, such as forgetting that [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Francis]] hates everything, or that [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Solaire of Astora]] greets with his palms facing out.
* OwMyBodyPart: Goldblum twice. In ''DukeNukemForeverquest'' "Ow, my children!" when Duke kicks him in the balls, and in ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon'', "Ow, my checkbook!" when the titular Renamon carjacks him.
* PhilHartman: AnthonyFantano (voice actor for Mr. Goldblum) seems to have based his Goldblum voice off of Hartman.
* ThePollyanna: Fred is of the "[[ButtMonkey funny to watch him suffer]] [[CaptainOblivious while totally oblivious to how much his life sucks]]" variety. However, the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Medic]] did [[GroinAttack fix his voice]], so it isn't all bad.
* PottyEmergency: Don't mix [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Bonk with Sandvich]]!
* PressureSensitiveInterface: To make the elevator come down faster, not only does #1 press the button by launching at it with his head, he then wails on it with his crowbar.
* PrecisionFStrike: Episode 12's first [=TF2=] skit: After getting laughed at by BLU Scout, [[spoiler:RED Spy throws the can of Axe at him while mumbling "[[GameGrumps Bitch]]"]].
* QuipToBlack: Sent up and played with throughout the series.
* RageQuit: Done twice.
** A Boomer gets frustrated while playing ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' (as a Boomer) and tries to commit suicide, with "RAGEQUIT" appearing on screen.
** An overpowered Red Demoman is shot point-blank in the head by Blu Scout. A few skits later, Blu Scout is an building impressive structure. An undead Red Demoman then destroys it in a huge explosion. It is then shown that Blu Scout was playing Minecraft. He then slams the keyboard with "RAGEQUIT" on top of it.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Heavy in ''Update Day'', when he goes absolutely [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] on Rochelle and Francis.
** And let's not forget Saxton Hale channeling [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo / Star Platinum]] against Chuck Norris('s [[GroinAttack crotch, nonetheless! Ouch!]]) in ''Computer Quest''.
* RealityEnsues: ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' had the unfortunate, but realistic luck of A. getting a shattered pelvis for landing on his side awkwardly, and B. overdosing on pills, in the same skit, in Episode 12.
* RealityWarper: Chuckles the Cheat has discovered how to warp reality using a cell phone, according to WordOfGod. Dr. Hax is the only man keeping him in check.
* RecordNeedleScratch
* RemonstratingWithAGun: Episode 2's take on a scene from ''Film/FallingDown''.
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]: Mr. Goldblum, and he knows it.
--> [[LampshadeHanging "Ha! The rich guy's a jerk! Classic."]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Metrocop #1, according to WordOfGod (see AllThereInTheManual above). [[FlawedPrototype He is the product of an experiment to create an army of androids to supplement the Combine forces]], but he proved to be a CowboyCop and the experiment was terminated after his creation in favor of old-fashioned brainwashing. #1 is also a BunnyEarsLawyer, so he remains the only robot in the Combine army.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: #1 very nearly pulls one off in Episode 8 [[spoiler: [[DisproportionateRetribution when he realizes that the]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Youtube channel format has been changed.]]]]
* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfFunny
* RunningGag:
** The recurring appearances of Dr. Hax. If you're hacking something, he'll find you no matter where you are, yell his catchphrase, and smash you with a computer monitor. [[spoiler:As of Episode 12, Dr. Hax has the Banhammer, a large mallet with joined CRT monitors as the head. If the word "BAN" is on the monitors, one hit will ban the offender from reality for a certain length of time.]]
** Louis chasing after a jar of pills.
** The DBS AuthorAvatar is nagged by #1 to make the next installment. This carries over into non-''Idiot Box'' works.
** "[[DumbAndDumber Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?]]"
** "POW! HAHA!"
** dont use hax fag lol
** The Scout's gonna headbutt ya.
** [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Gravity]] [[{{YTMND}} Cat]] ''not'' amused.
** Francis hates _____.
* SchmuckBait: "No pissing"
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Some of the characters. Used due to the RuleOfFunny
* SerialEscalation: How crazy and over-the-top can #1's rampages get?
** Also, how much more can Renamon be abused and killed?
** Three words: ''[[spoiler: bus [[VideoGame/{{Starfox}} barrel roll]].]]''
** In "Computer Quest", Bo Schitt gets so angry that he ''reaches into the [[BehindTheBlack black letterboxes]] and physically changes the aspect ratio''
* SeriousBusiness: Halloween candy to #1. As evidenced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkHXjtFWIQw here]], he's more than willing to prove it.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: A running plotline in Episode 4 involves Chuckles being trapped in an elevator. He tries many different ways of getting out of it and tries to attract the attention of the security camera all to no avail. He finally makes it out via hacking, only to take a computer monitor to the head from Dr. Hax.
* ShoutOut:
** Episode 7 features a homage to [[{{Advertising/Wazzup}} a Budweiser commercial.]]
** Episode 8 features a certain oft-quoted line from ''Film/{{Troll 2}}''.
*** Likewise, Episode 4 has a memetic line from ''Film/{{Network}}''.
** From the beginning of the same episode, we have #1 channeling his inner [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]. With a ''crowbar''.
** TheStinger of episode 9 gives one to the unrelated ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' series ''The Adventures of Coach''.
** TheStinger for ''Machinima/DukeNukemForeverquest'' is an homage to one of the bad endings for ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 3''.
** [[Toys/{{ArmyMen}} Sarge]] shows up in episode 9 when Alyx mentions the gravity gun being used to clear minefields.
** Episode 10: The super finish sound and "K.O!." announcer that plays when Mario punches out [[spoiler:Peach]] are straight out of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
** Episode 12's DayZ sketch. How does the guy react to slamming head first into doors that won't open? With [[Creator/KelseyGrammer Sideshow Bob]]'s rake growl from TheSimpsons.
** Dr Hax is mimicking Creator/DonaldSutherland in ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' everytime he calls someone out.
** Episode 13 has one to ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''.
*** The ''Crank Wankers'' skit (featuring Sniper performing crank calls) is one to ''Series/CrankYankers''.
*** The tune Bill raves to? It's from the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise, fitting considering the skit in it's entirety. It is also overlaid with part of the BillNyeTheScienceGuy's theme, which is also fitting given the name of the character.
** Episode 15's last segment is a ShoutOut to the late Kitty0706's ''Team Fabulous 2''.
** Mario jumping backward up a flight of stairs at lightspeed and rocketing through a city? A reference to the Backwards Long Jump glitch in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
* ShutUpHannibal: In episode 6, the "I'm a Mac" segment leads to the Mac bragging about how much better he is than the PC. PC's response?
--> '''iDON'T GIVE A SHIT''' ''*explodes*''
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* SophisticatedAsHell: In the ''Update Day'' video, ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' says "[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 [=TF2=]]] is broke as Hell" due to "Unwanted Software Tampering".
* SpamAttack: Dr. Hax takes out [[spoiler: [[SilentHill Pyramid Head]]]] with one of these.
* SpotTheImposter: Remember, the real Francis hates stairs.[[note]]In fact, he hates [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc9f-VVQK3k almost everything (except vests!)]]... [[spoiler:Including you, Louis! RUN!]][[/note]]
** Also remember, the real [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Solaire of Astora]] greet with his palms facing out!
* TheStinger
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: The stinger of the ''Series/BreakingBad'' skit. [[spoiler:I am the one who knocks, BITCH!]]
* StuffBlowingUp: '''''Yes.'''''
* StylisticSuck: The April Fools shorts.
** April 2010: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umPE5q1hH0k TEH GMOD IDIOT BALL]] (TOTALL ORIGINUL!!!!!)
** March 31, 2012: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNsWZsdADv8 YouTube Poop: Bobby's Sanity Meter is Low]] (Started out as one, but got released a day early)
** April 2013: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhWMtp4-n4M CHRIMSON ROSE THORN - DRAMA CLASS]]
** April 2014: [[http://youtu.be/gUk-lhJVab0 YouTube Poop: Bobby Will Never Be MLG]] (Again, started out as one but this time got released a week ''late'', due to his involvement in the Nigbone AF collaboration).
** April 2015: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8vDfwWRLiA GMod Idiot Box 14.5]] (A video made in a day as a TakeThat towards impatient subscribers).
* SuperStrength: #1; [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that he's a RidiculouslyHumanRobot.
* SyntheticVoiceActor: In-universe example: #1 often uses Microsoft Sam on DBS' PC to speak. Which caused a BigNo when DBS' new PC comes with Windows 7 and thus Microsoft Anna instead at the end of ''Computer Quest''.
* TakeThat:
** Fred is actually a real Website/YouTube user who posts videos of himself with his voice sped up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRgE15sSmmc&feature=related This video]] was the basis for the scene in episode 8, where Das Bo Schitt apparently found Fred quite annoying.
** ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon'' was created solely to spite viewers who complained about Bo Schitt's depiction of Renamon in his series. The reason Renamon was treated as a ButtMonkey in the Gmod Idiot Box episodes in the first place was because DBS [[HypeBacklash got tired]] of seeing Renamon ''everywhere''.[[note]]''"For the longest time, I didn't know who Renamon even was, but her appearance was about as common as that fucking obnoxious "awesome smiley" you see everywhere. People's in-game spray logos, Steam avatars, YouTube avatars, Renamon tribute videos pop up in "related videos" when not related whatsoever, a number of un-creative people's fursonas were of Renamon, models of it on the Garrysmod.org front page and even re-models of Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2. Irritation with it's constant appearance grew until Google images started wishing the destruction of my eyeballs by favoring porn images of Renamon more and more when I was searching for images to go into the videos."'' - [=DasBoSchitt=], September 26th, 2009[[http://dasboschitt.blogspot.com/2009/09/joo-hate-renamon.html]][[/note]]
** A Youtube viral comment meme called ''Bob'' is on DBS' hate list. The 2013 resurgence of ''Bob'' in the comment field of many Youtube videos prompted him to create a short that ends with a sharp TakeThat against those spreading the viral meme.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hEIBDRvT84 The Future Of Machinima]]" delivers quite a few to [[Creator/TheKingOfHate DarkSydePhil]] and Machinima.com.
** ''YouTube Avenue'' appears to be the beginning of a series entirely dedicated to this, towards YouTube video archetypes. In the guise of a sitcom.
** Episode 15 contains two very strong take thats at Nintendo's Youtube monetization policy (which is currently a very strong controversy among [[LetsPlay LPers]] and machinima-makers alike).
* TakeThatCritics:
** Negative comments about the "misuse" of [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Renamon]] in Episode 8 prompted the creation of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWJTC6MJmw this]].
** 2015's April Fools' entry is actually this - it was meant to be a take that to those shouting for DBS to complete his videos faster, complete with dated jokes and numerous {{Stylistic Suck}}s. And yet it's still met with glowing responses and the fans lapped it up enough to give him time to work on the real Episode 15 (which came out at the end of the month).
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In Episode 5, [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Alyx]] tries to use the slow mo cheat on [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Quick Draw Heavy]], and still loses, getting thrown across the room into a rack of computer parts. She sees [[CheatersNeverProsper Dr. Hax creeping up behind her]], then looks at all the [[DisproportionateRetribution computer monitors on the shelves]].
* ThrowTheDogABone: In Episode 12, Chuckles helps Dr. Hax ban Dennis the Douchebag, a similar cheater to Chuckles. While Chuckles ''still'' ends up banned, Dr. Hax decreases Chuckles' ban time to just a week as opposed to Dennis's month.
** Spoofed in Episode 13. [[spoiler: While Chuckles' prank did not outright cause the demise of the victim, the victim was a JerkAss litterbug who threw an empty bottle onto a train track. The sketch initially plays like this trope is being played straight, with DBS talking about giving Chuckles a break every once in a while, then brutally subverts it when a train derails because of said bottle and crushes the victim.]]
* ThoseWackyNazis
--> Angry German Kid [[{{Pokemon}} evolved into]] Furious German Man!
* TimeParadox: Francis [[ComedicSociopathy causes one]] in Episode 4.
* {{Troll}}: #1 in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umPE5q1hH0k TEH GMOD IDIOT BALL]]. He's even got his own trollface.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: #1 and Renamon in an elevator...
* {{Understatement}}: The Medic's reaction to accidentally blowing up the Soldier and the Scout? "How embarrassing!"
* UseYourHead: Only #1 would think to ''open an elevator door'' this way.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Played straight and averted, usually with [=YouTube=] pages. Some occasions involve close-ups of [=YouTube=] pages while others rely on overlays of large text.
* ViewersAreMorons: Parodied in the ColdOpen of Episode 7, where an unscrupulous [=YouTube=] user asks about a song in an ''Idiot Box'' episode, despite the very clear notice that songs are listed in the description. #1 is quick to express his disapproval.
%%* WaveOfBabies
* WeaponOfChoice: #1 uses a crowbar instead of the stunsticks normally carried by Metrocops.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [=DasBoSchitt=] himself. He has been accused as being a Renamon hater due to repeatedly killing her in his videos as well as other offensive portrayals in ''The Tale of Dirty Renamon'', but his reasons for doing this are to use her as a vessel against those who use her for porn, making him more of a Renamon ''defender''.
* WhamShot: From episode 14 [[spoiler: the image of Chuckles flinging a monitor like Dr. Hax does]]
* WrapAround: The BLU Demoman punches his own head off in episode 10 this way.
* YouAreNumberSix: #1, naturally.
* YouBastard: Bo Schitt responded to the "Bob's Army" [[hottip:*:(ASCII art of a stick figure and a tank, with a caption explaining that it's Bob and he's raising army against Google+ and the changes made to the YouTube comment system)]] chainposts on his videos by having Bob destroy [[spoiler:#1's PS4. After killing Bob, the video ends with #1 despairing in his room over the loss,]] while a caption says [[TakeThat "You just had to bring Bob back didn't you?"]]
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HAAAAAAAAAX! *klunk*
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