Golden Book Video Killers is a web series created in early 2008 by YouTube users Tomblappy and WileyK209zback. This series features plush toy versions of Grumpy the dwarf and Daffy Duck, who serve as the hosts of the show, where they take a look at a videotape from the Golden Book Video series and point out the differences and similarities between the video and book versions, while also poking fun at them in a style similar to that of Mystery Science Theater 3000.In some episodes, they are even joined by a plush toy version of Yoshi, played by Doughnutser256, another YouTube user. Throughout the series, Grumpy and Daffy have also covered Golden Book Video versions of franchises, including Masters of the Universe, Pound Puppies, Care Bears (much to Daffy's chagrin) and Sesame Street. Also, since the series is sort of a Crossover, with the characters being plushies, they will also bring in their fellow cartoon characters from their respective studios (Disney and Warner Bros.) to cameo or otherwise serve as guest hosts.Season 3 is currently in production.
Golden Book Video Killers provides examples of the following tropes:
An Aesop: Parodied whenever a story in one of the videos features one of these.
And Now For Something Completely Different: At the beginning of "Golden Book Video Killers XVI", since they were covering the Golden Book Video version of Bible stories (Noah, David and Goliath, and Jonah), Grumpy tied up Daffy, for fear that Daffy would make fun of the biblical lessons.
Bound and Gagged: Happened to Daffy in "Golden Book Video Killers XVI", by Grumpy. This also happens to Grumpy in the episode where Si and Am Take Over!
Daffy often expresses his dislike of Pixar killing the Looney Tunes' popularity, despite the fact that his co-host and friend is a Disney character, while Disney owns Pixar.
Also, at the end of "Golden Book Video Killers IX", Bugs Bunny managed to scare Grumpy and Daffy with the white screen of death, before being chewed out for it by Mushu, despite the fact that Mushu himself was the one who first utilized the gag back in "Golden Book Video Killers VI".
In "Golden Book Video Killers - Si And Am's Edition", during the "Old McDonald's Farm" segment, Daffy, Mushu, and Si and Am do another reference to Calvin and Hobbes during the bathtime scene by reenacting the comic strip where Calvin splashes water out of the tub, to which Daffy then comments, "Maybe the seal around the tub leaks".
Stock Sound Effects: Daffy loves pointing out whenever some of Hanna-Barbera's famous sound effects show up in the videos (most notably in "Five Sesame Street Stories," "Golden Jungle Tales" and any of the "Pound Puppies" videos.
Totem Pole Trench: Daffy and Mushu both do this during the Giraffe song in "Golden Book Video Killers XX".
Vanity Plate: The opening logo for Golden Book Video is used as the series title card, complete with Grumpy and Daffy singing along with the theme.
What Could Have Been: Originally at the end of "Golden Book Video Killers IX", Stitch was supposed to team up with Bugs Bunny to scare Grumpy and Daffy with the white screen of death, but in the final version of the episode, only Bugs was seen, presumably because the creators of the show forgot Stitch by mistake.