Hello, my name is Drew Pickles, and today I am going to TV Tropes.
"Hello, my name is Drew Pickles, and I am really really gay."
—A typical line from a Barney Bunch video
The Barney Bunch started out as a trolling group on Newgrounds in 2005, but has evolved since then into a loosely affiliated group of people on YouTube who make Speakonia-narrated videos about the swell exploits of Drew Pickles, Barney, Ronald McDonald (better known as the Penis Clown), and other cartoon and puppet characters, all of whom are really really really gay. The basis is to get a childhood cartoon character (for example: Snagglepuss) and have him talk about his homosexuality. No information whatsoever is needed on the character, and not even Pablo Sanchez is immune.A few years back, they also trolled fanfiction.net with fanficsthat were done in the same way. They disappeared after a few months, though some higherqualityfics have been written in the years since.
The "official" Drew Pickles Facebook page has gathered flak for being so bowdlerized that the only status updates it posts are G-rated jokes about the word "swell." Occasionally a Barney Bunch member will post a typically NSFW comment related to the Barney Bunch on that page, but it is swiftly removed.
Censor Box: Sometimes used when characters have sex.
Creative Differences: A major feud broke out because of this, and lasted for most of the summer and part of the fall of 2011
A Date with Rosie Palms: Whenever Drew Pickles is forced to wait in a long line, he will quickly get bored and either do this, or rape every man in the line.
Depending on the Writer: For some reason, Drew Pickles tends to be everyone's Author Avatar, and will like or dislike things depending on the video's maker. This leads to inconsistencies, like him being a fan of or hating Halo.
Even Evil Has Standards: Although Drew Pickles calls himself "the true definition of a sick fuck", women gross him out.
Fantastic Racism: The term "Unestablished", usually going to characters who are not part of the original meme or who happen to never be used again. There are exceptions to the term such as The Creepy Autistic/Retarded Kid, Brad Garett, Huckleberry Hound and others
Forced Meme: Maid Marian, who claimed she could rape anyone and in doing so turn them straight. Drew eventually got fed up with this and shot her.
Gambit Roulette: How Drew Pickles' plans of raping men and beating women to death with his penis typically work out.
Gag Penis: Drew is probably the most triumphant example.
Gretzky Has the Ball: From Drew's profile: "Drew was sent to Barney's Penis World to play the worldwide Boner Baseball Superbowl! He did successful in this superbowl, and he even performed in the halftime show by doing magic tricks with his dick."
As well as Straight Drew and Nega Drew, who are known for much more moral behavior.
Het Is Ew: The Barney Bunch wants to turn all straight men gay.
It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Due to glitches in the text-to-speech software, Drew (and other characters with Microsoft voices) pronounces "dildo" and "dildos" as "dial-dough" and "dil-diss", among other things.
Loads and Loads of Characters: Nobody can even count every member of the Barney Bunch. The Hanna-Barbera Bunch seems to have an estimate of about 600 characters as well.
Mega Crossover: Alongside the loads of characters, they've been from loads of series.
Missing Episode: "Secret Missing Episodes" of assorted TV shows are an example of videos made by the bunch. They're really just videos where all the male characters of said show admit that they're gay and have a (censored) orgy.
The Other Darrin: Almost all characters have had a different voice in some videos.
Pet the Dog: Some videos will have Drew Pickles actually do something heroic (albeit disgusting), such as destroying the Hunger Games for example.
Running Gag: At some point in almost every "Drew Pickles Goes to..." video, the manager of the establishment steps out of his office and says something along the lines of "what the fuck is going on here?" Drew proceeds to rape the manager.
Stock Footage / GIS Syndrome: Characters are simply represented by promotional images of themselves. Both images of the characters and locations tend to be found via Google Image Search.
Synthetic Voice Actor: Everyone. The general consensus is that Drew Pickles is voiced by Microsoft Sam, Barney is voiced by Microsoft Mike, but other than that, it really depends on the video maker.
To Be a Master: Drew Pickles gets angry when someone claims to be gayer than him. Recently, he's been competing with Yogi Bear to be the gayest thing ever. While Drew is gayer, Yogi is a sicker fuck. They'll have to team up to take down the even gayer Humongous Bunch, though.