The Rooster Teeth Shorts are a series of live-action shorts that chronicle the adventures of Rooster Teeth Productions. There are currently two complete seasons. The first having twenty episodes, and the second having twenty-two, as well as three episodes of 'Captain Dynamic'. The fourth season started fairly recently, though about a year long official hiatus was taken, with a Christmas special to advertise some of their new stuff; shorts started coming out monthly as of April 1, 2013. The episodes have varying sizes, themes and aesthetics, ranging from the "mockumentary" short Dress Rehearsal, taking place entirely in one room, to Hotel Buddies taking place in a hotel in California and using some chickens, metal bits, and mysterious lights.
Ben: Geoff, somebody thought that you were hobo that had wandered onto the set, they didn't think you were acting.
Bad Boss: Burnie leans towards this most of the time, coming up with convoluted schemes or just downright abusing his workers. Examples include stealing Gus's beard (somehow) and attempting to fire Brandon for no other reason than to get his sandwich.
Bait and Switch: In Girls Girls Girls, after spending the episode anguishing in his failures of trying to find a significant other and his third hopeful target of the episode's thoughts reveal he is interested in him, Miles goes to ask her:
Miles: "Uh, I was, I was going to ask you... uh, if you're not busy sometime... uh, could I have some napkins?"
Her look of shocked disappointment is very palpable. Even funnier, Miles proceeds to berate himself over how he said the sentence which implies he was never actually planning to just ask her out right then.
Big "NO!": Steve Rogers lets out an anguised one in the Captain America: The First Avenger (Parody), after getting friend-zoned.
Gus does one at the end of Dev Cycle after finding out that Geoff made the "Diaper Cat" game
Joel: See, first you say the name of the food, then you throw it at your opponents face, if the food crosses the line and hits your opponent in the face you get a point.
Gus: Unless the opponent catches it in with their mouth in which case you don't.
Joel: That's when you enter the double peril zone. In the double peril zone, the point values are doubled, but instead of saying the name of the food you say-
Gus:FOOD WAR! Then you get a chance to fire it back at your opponent.
Joel: Right, but if you're able to catch that with your mouth you can put your opponent into double danger overtime, I once took Nathan into a fifth round overtime with a dollop of ketchup, but he swallowed it so he was disqualified.
Gus: Normally condiments aren't allowed but we were playing by Aussie rules that day.
Fanservice: In the "Siri: Horror Movie" sketch, Barbara has a brief shower scene. And in "Slow Mo Love", Gavin gets off with Samantha Ireland (the voice of Connecticut in RVB), she in turn gets off with a random guy, and then for those who are into guys, Gav and the guy get off.
Gag Penis: In the Captain America: The First Avenger (Parody) video, after being told that the super serum will enlarge the rest of his body by displacing the part of his body he won't use for fighting (his penis), Steve suggests they reverse the concept and shrink the rest of his body to make his penis really big so he could fight with it "like some sort of battleaxe". The idea is declined.
Inverted in "Slow Mo Love", when Gavin kisses a guy.
Hey, It's That Voice!: If you listen closely you can hear the cast's Red vs. Blue voices coming through. Also particularly recognizable is Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies fame, who plays the titular character in Captain Dynamic.
Hot Mom: Griffon Ramsey, who has appeared in several shorts so far. While it's never mentioned in the shorts, she is a mother and, well, damn.
Human Popsicle: Geoff and Burnie's time machine is basically a huge box full of ice.
Hypocritical Humor: Nathan inside the Unusual Suspects episode is hitchhiking, holding a cardboard sign that says VEGAS on one side, which he turns around to reveal the other side says NO GAY STUFF when Gus and his entourage approach. The entire episode has its actors do one big Shout-Out to Village People by dressing up as them, which Nathan of course becomes a part of. Even more humorously, Nathan dresses as the Leather Man - the wiki has Glenn Hughes of the Village People in his getup as the trope's picture!
Ironic Hell: Shown in Will killing in video games stop you from getting into heaven?, Geoff falling into hell for all the deaths he committed in video games keeps falling due to Loads and Loads of Loading.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: In the Will killing in video games stop you from getting into heaven? short... Unfortunately for gamers, heaven seems to not discriminate on the matter and will declare you a murderer for all that video game violence.