->''"Welcome to ''Red Eye''. It's like ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', if by 'Jedi', you mean 'mysterious rash shaped like an avocado'."''

''Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld'' is Creator/FoxNewsChannel's successful comedy offering, a panel discussion show originally hosted by former Maxim UK Editor Greg Gutfeld, along with his "repulsive {{sidekick}}" Bill Schulz (who [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished without much of an explanation]] in November 2013), and ombudsman (now full-time panelist) "[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 TV's]]" Andy Levy. It airs at 3:00 am ET Tuesday through Saturday. In February 2015, Greg left Red Eye to host ''The Greg Gutfeld Show''. In June 2015, the position of permanent host was handed over to comedian Tom Shillue.

The show hovers between NewsParody and FauxNews, and it's like ''TheView'' if ''The View'' had a decidedly pro-Camp Gay bias. {{Dissimile}} and absurdist tangents abound. VulgarHumor and GettingCrapPastTheRadar are sprinkled throughout, especially when [[http://youtu.be/Y78OpYdEzRQ introductions]] are given. The show features panelists and guests discussing the latest news in politics, pop culture, entertainment, business, sports, and religion.

Guests on the show are primarily composed of political pundits, stand-up comedians, musicians, authors, and attractive women, with most episodes containing one of each (and almost every episode featuring an attractive female panelist sitting in the chair at the far right of the table, affectionately referred to as the "Leg Chair"). Political opinions vary amongst the guests, with the show's original trio consisting of an oddly perfect balance: Greg's a conservative-leaning libertarian, Bill's a liberal, and Andy's a libertarian who hates both conservatives and liberals. The show takes pot-shots at everyone and everything under the sun, [[BitingTheHandHumor including Fox News itself]]. Despite its middle-of-the-night timeslot, the show has beaten many ''primetime'' cable news shows in the ratings, and developed a loyal [[{{CultClassic}} cult following]], making it arguably the only news program that can currently claim this status.
* AccentuateTheNegative: During an interview with Adam Carolla, they discussed his ability to complain about ''anything'', ranging from a Mcdonald's quarter-pounder to lesbians because "lesbians are great until you realize they want nothing to do with your penis" and "they don't all let you watch."
* AnythingThatMoves: Bill often uses "Call me, X!" in reference to very bizarre things, including [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext female centaurs]] and Creator/CharlesDickens.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "He brushes his teeth with a hedgehog, flosses with barbed wire, and gargles with Mr. Pibb."
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Greg is frequently wrong not only about where a place is located but what kind of place it is, such as "the nation of Hawaii", "the entire city of Ukraine," and "the continent/planet of England."
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Both the cast and guests had moments of zoning out during the show, particularly on lengthy subjects. After Dr. Baden explained that embalming fluid was mostly formaldehyde, Greg *immediately* asked "what's in it?".
* BaseballEpisode: ''Red Eye'' was challenged to a softball match by a ''strip club.'' Greg, Bill, Andy, Courtney Friel and Professor Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia University and the strippers divided up and faced off. As one might expect with Red Eye, the game was riddled with oddness and stupidity, from Bill's pathetic headfirst slide/stumble into home plate, Andy's observation that most of the strippers are from "[[ArtisticLicenseGeography Russia, which I think is somewhere in Africa]]", and Greg's "stripper injury."
* BigStupidDooDooHead: One of Greg's signature insults, "Jerky Jerk Jerkface from Planet Jerkland".
* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Andy once told Sherrod "Yeah, you're black, it's huge, we get it," to which he responded "That's right! He's in my sock right now, you lucky he ain't hear you!"
* BoomerangBigot: A story about global warming being racist sparks "black power" rants from both Andy during the Halftime Report and Bill during the Bill-a-buster, both labeling Greg a "white cracker devil."
** In reference to the various conspiracy theories about Jews being responsible for everything, Andy (who is Jewish) would occasionally read a book silently as Greg introduced him before Andy concluded "it was the Jews". These books ranged from ''Conspiracy Theories for Dummies'' to [Literature//HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince]. He would also peddle his conspiracy theory pamphlets, titled "THE JOOS".
* ButtMonkey:
** Bill is the most obvious, but all 3 of the ''Red Eye'' trio gets a turn. Bill is a Butt Monkey to Greg, who is often a Butt Monkey to Andy, who is in turn the target of jokes from both Greg AND Bill.
** Frequent guest Paul Mecurio takes the cake, however. When he's on, Greg and Andy can be just plain ''mean'' to the guy.
** According to Greg and Andy, when Jesse Joyce isn't working at one of his dozens of jobs at the mall and fondling his underage girl/boyfriends, he's buying his clothes at Hot Topic and impersonating Herman Munster.
* CallBack: During a Halloween episode, a zombie from Blood Manor named Rachel would silently stand right next to people as they spoke. When asked how he stayed so calm, Andy Levy responded "She was only the second scariest Rachel I ever met," a callback to former panelist Rachel Marsden.
* CampStraight: Bill Schulz is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB1olsbhkN0 "very heterosexual,"]] and there are "women who can confirm it (I just havenít met any)." But his rather campy personal demeanor and the [[ClubKid even more outrageous]] character he played on Red Eye earned him a devoted gay following that he [[https://twitter.com/BillSchulz/status/282382555586654208 remains reluctant]] to scare off with any too-sincere professions of heterosexuality.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** Greg:
*** "And if you disagree with me, then [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ''you'', sir. Are worse.]] [[GodwinsLaw Than HITLER!]] It's true."
*** "If you disagree with me, then you're a racist, homophobic, (fill-in-the-blank)-ophobe."
*** He often opened the Mail Time with "You write, I read..." followed by something involving blood or awesomeness, such as "You write, I read, then I run you over in a dune buggy made of FIRE!"
** Andy Levy often says, "I apologize for nothing," while Gutfeld "apologizes for everything."
** "Shut up, Bill" is one for both Greg and Andy. Mike Baker lampshaded this during the show Andy hosted, expressing his surprise that Andy 21 minutes before uttering that phrase.
* CensoredForComedy: After Keith Olbermann alleged Bill O'Reilly got his own named bleeped from a joke, Greg took responsibility and had some fun with the censors himself.
-->'''Greg:''' As for Olbermann, lets face it: the guy is a [[spoiler:great guy]]. I mean, so what if he likes to [[spoiler:help out]] troubled young women. Or the fact that he uses his job to shamelessly [[spoiler:help the underprivileged]], impressionable secretaries. And did you hear that he [[spoiler:spends his time helping kids with]] head injuries? I read somewhere he [[spoiler:relaxes quietly]] in a bathtub. Nude. He is the [[spoiler:LAST GUY]] you would see banging a drug-addicted stripper. And he [[spoiler:would never]] steal her coke, and do a line off her baby daughters head. What a [[spoiler:hero]].
* ChickMagnet: Andy Levy. His online fanbase is ''very'' passionate, female panelists frequently try to flirt with him, and even his cohosts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnm-wd9i9fY acknowledge]] that he has a special something.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bill mysteriously vanished from the show in late 2013...and fell prey to this until Greg began an episode with a [[http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-red-eye-announces-the-departure-of-repulsive-sidekick-bill-schulz/ brief explanation]] that he "moved on." Everyone has been tight-lipped about it ever since, although Bill has hinted strongly on Twitter that he was fired.
* ClipShow: For several years, their New Year's Eve special would be one of these.
* CloudCuckooLander: Greg. He's obsessed with unicorns, has a bizarre and twisted sense of humor, and is responsible for the majority of strange fake backstories for everyone. He tones back his weird persona when appearing on Fox's other shows, however, and is allegedly pretty normal in real life.
** People who know of Andrew Breitbart as the ardent conservative activist that he was would probably be surprised to see his appearances on Red Eye and find out he was very much this. One of his responses to a question was to regurgitate a colored ball. When asked a follow-up question, he dumped the rest of the balls on the table. He also engaged in other bizarre acts such as snorting powered wine off a mirror, inhaling helium, and asking Dr. Drew for help with his [[IHaveThisFriend "friend's"]] "sexual mania."
* ComedicSociopath: According to Greg's jokes about ''himself'', he is a globetrotting serial killer and molester with a cadre of captured, underage male slaves he calls "House Boys" and keeps locked in his basement, occasionally letting them upstairs for ambiguously sexual amusement or forcing them to engage in disturbing "games" for their freedom. They're also implied to be captured immigrants, none of them able to speak English.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3DFuX1hOag Andy's question to Ann Coulter]]
-->'''Andy:''' "Ann, you got in a little hot water for something you said about Jews on 'The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.' As a Jew, I would be remiss if I didn't ask: [[TakeThat What the HELL were you doing on CNBC?]]"\\
'''Ann:''' "Yes, many have asked."\\
'''Andy:''' "Yeah, don't do that again."\\
'''Ann:''' "Don't worry."\\
'''Greg:''' [[SelfDeprecatingHumor "After this show you won't be on anything."]]
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: Greg claims that Obama's autobiography was ghostwritten by Bill Ayers in Kenya.
* DeadpanSnarker: Andy Levy. No one is safe from him (Democrats, Republicans, celebrities, The Black-Eyed Peas, etc.), and his snark can be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndBWf0lZUJM absolutely]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOjUKwoHUyw vicious]]''. His Twitter feed is almost nothing but snark.
** In a way, the ''entire show'' is a mini WorldOfSnark. And that's just how Greg likes it.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Greg once argued that the DoubleEntendre introductions are just harmless examples of wordplay, and if you think they're dirty then it is you who has the dirty mind [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PiSHjFN4oU "and for that you should probably be killed."]]
* {{Dissimile}}: Often used during the into of the show, starting with "Welcome to ''Red Eye''. It's like..."
** "''Literature/WheresWaldo'', if by 'Waldo' you mean 'Greg Gutfeld' and the answer is '[[SelfDeprecation who cares]]?'"
** "''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', if by 'Grinch' you mean 'Bill' and 'Christmas' you mean 'my 8-ball."(No, not [[Magic8Ball that 8-ball]])
** "''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', if by 'Story', you mean 'Itch'."
** "''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'', if by 'dance', you mean 'escape from my basement."
* DontExplainTheJoke: Regarding a story about Playgirl "folding," Andy joked that this would save Bill a lot of "unfolding." Angela Mcglowan killed it by explaining it. Played with when he jokes about Playgirl getting "cocky."
-->'''Greg:''' "Angela, don't explain that one."
-->'''Sherrod Small:''' "Ohhh, because it's Playgirl...it's got a lot of dicks...oh okay, I gotcha."
-->'''Andy:''' "You know, I didn't even think of it that way, Sherrod, that was good."
-->'''Sherrod:''' "Oh, yeah, 'cause...the penis..."
* DoubleEntendre:
** Greg's guest intros often include these.
** "If hilarity were a bowling alley, I'd roll my balls up and down him."
** Often crosses over into vulgarity; one introduction even made Greg Proops (host of the [[ToiletHumor Proops Poops]] segment) recoil.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Early episodes of the series were quite strange and felt completely unscripted, and the panelists themselves were rather odd as well. During an anniversary episode's flashback to a very early episode, Greg noted his "fat face," Andrew Breitbart's appearance, and Andy Levy's hairstyle and how he "looked like he belonged in an Music/OingoBoingo tribute band" as well as Bill Hemmer referring to past-Andy as "Mrs. Andy Levy."
* FalseFlagOperation: After interviewing(and messing with) some conspiracy theorists during the Ron Paul "Rally for the Republic" convention, Andy tells them he's with ''Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'' and this will be the "3rd or 4th biggest story of the day."
* FaceDoodling: In a segment about practical jokes, Bill shared an incident in college where he was passed out drunk and his roommates wrote "I LOVE DICK" on his forehead. He received strange looks the next day and only found out why when his horrified mother saw the writing. Geno Bisconte followed up by asking "Was it weird that it was in your handwriting, Bill?".
* FanService: The aforementioned [[ShowSomeLeg "Leg Chair"]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: A running gag on the show, where either an image of Pinch making a goofy expression, or images of one of the main trio wearing a creepy metal mask, with [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] such as "OBEY HIM" or "FEED IT" written below them, will flash on-screen for a second at random points in the show.
* FreudianTrio: Gutfeld is TheKirk, Schulz (later Joanne Nosuchinsky) is TheMcCoy, and Levy is TheSpock.
* FunWithAcronyms: Done by Jim Norton during his guest host stint: "Has a yacht race left the CEO of BP crying SOS? FYI, the answer has me LMAO. P.S.: [[PrecisionFStrike F U]]."
* GRatedDrug: During a story discussing powdered wine, Andrew Breitbart pulls out a mirror and snorts a packet of the powder off of it.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] by Bill. He will occasionally defend himself as "totally hetero" and other times deliberately invokes his alleged homosexuality.
* HeliumSpeech: At the start of one Halftime Report, Andy notes Andrew Breitbart "looks evil tonight". Cut to Breitbart inhaling helium from a balloon and Andy taking his comment back.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When tripped up by his own poor writing, Greg lamented that he made a trap only he could walk into and that he was like "a kung-fu master who beats himself up".
* IgnoranceIsBliss: Played straight and often exaggerated.
** Greg believes Obama was not born in America, but in Hawaii, a "lovely little island nation."
** Greg is utterly clueless about sports.
** He has also boasted that the show is "built on ignorance."
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Bill and Greg have often traded these. Greg occasionally attempts to get the viewers to kill Bill as well, once offering "five, ten grand".
-->'''Greg:''' "You know, I probably shouldn't make this kind of offer on television."
* InsaneTrollLogic: Greg falls back on this sometimes. For example, the panelists were confused by a story from the UK where a man was arrested but not yet charged(in the U.S., you must be arrested on charges). Greg concluded "this is why England lost World War I".
* {{Irony}}: Andy lives on a planet that revolves around this.
* KissingCousins: Greg argues that you have sex with third and fourth cousins and that science has pointed this out. Science, of course, is his houseboy.
* LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics: Greg often uses exaggerated, made up statistics with stories, such as "six billion percent". Lampshaded once by Andy.
-->'''Andy:''' "Greg, you said gun sales were up 6 million percent this year and that you did the math during the break."
-->'''Greg:''' "That's right."
-->'''Andy:''' "But there hadn't been a break yet."
-->'''Greg:''' "Uuuhhh, I meant the break between this show and the previous show."
* {{Malaproper}}: Greg discussing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbSzNnbr8ss joy of circus penis]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]] as the entire studio breaks down in laughter. He also has a penchant for butchering names of movies, including [[Film/TheDuchess "The Duke-ss"]] and [[Film/BendItLikeBeckham "Bend Her Like Beckham"]].
* MetalDetectorCheckpoint: Apparently averted during a Christmas Mail Time, when a ''meat cleaver'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUQVFeWFLj4 was brought in]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Greg asking "How did this get into FOX?!"
-->'''Greg:''' "Seriously, someone could have sent this as a murder weapon. Like, all this stuff could have been used at a crime."\\
'''Bill:''' "Your DNA is all over it."\\
'''Greg:''' "Haha, or it will be."
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Greg loves this trope; he frequently uses phrases like "...then he [did something] like something that [does that thing]"
* MsFanservice: As a rule, when a youthful and attractive woman is on the panel, she will be this. The tendency to have at least one female panelist seated at the table [[ShesGotLegs where her legs are clearly visible]] in the wide shots is PlayedForLaughs with that seat being openly dubbed [[ShowSomeLeg "The Leg Chair"]].
** One of the most notorious instances of this is when Patty Ann Browne showed up in a very, ''very'' low-cut blue dress--read: AbsoluteCleavage. During the intros, she playfully squirmed and made a show of trying to "close" the split--which Greg defied, laughing that "You just doubled our ''ratings'', young lady!
*** This led to an amusing (and probably unintentional) undertone when a story led to Patti explaining to the panel the three purposes of ''women's breasts''. (In case you're wondering, they are: [[BuxomIsBetter "Entice a man to sleep with you"]], "feed the babies that come from that", and eventually "prove Newton's Law of Gravity".)
** Joanne Nosuchinsky being promoted to regular to replace Bill can at times ramp this trope UpToEleven, considering the RunningGag of her joking air of hyper-flirtatiousness.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Government regulation... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MlX1YUhObg IS AWESOME!]]'' *frog explodes*
* {{Muppet}}:
** Another "regular panelist" is Pinch, a puppet that serves as the show's "New York Times Correspondent." It is a copy of the NYT with cardboard eyes and a string attached, performed by Schulz.
** Some episodes have a smaller version of Pinch called Porch, made from a smaller newspaper.
** Both have been absent in many more recent episodes, much to Andy's delight. Bill's leaving pretty much [[PutOnABus put Pinch on a bus]], too.
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: Greg once told a story of how his Native-American "spiritual guide" once had him make out with a deer, leading Bill to inquire whether the guide's name was "Likes To Trick White Boy". In another instance, Andy stated that many user names he gave from the Activity Pit, such as Harold Stickyhands were not screen names, to which Greg stated they were actually Native American names.
* NightmareFace: Frequent guest Andrew W.K. pulls off [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOTU89cgC4 an amazing one]].
* NineOutOfTenDoctorsAgree: Dan Bova during the 2008 presidential primaries: "Some interesting exit poll numbers just came in: 7 out of 10 Hispanic mothers say Bill Schulz sucks."
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Whenever Greg appears as British actor Victor Roberts (his alter ego), he uses his regular speaking voice, American accent and all.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Several of Fox's normally serious on-air individuals have turned into complete lunatics when appearing on Red Eye, most notably former CIA operative Mike Baker. As Greg once put it, "Red Eye is like the special place in the attic where smart people go to act retarded".
* NWordPrivileges: After making one of his typical jokes about minorities, Sherrod Small (who is himself black) says "I can say that! You know why? [[SubvertedTrope 'Cause I'm racist]]!"
* OminousFloatingCastle: Greg once stated hat if he was a billionaire, he would have one that moved the same pace as the Earth's rotation but in the opposite direction. his reason? [[InsaneTrollLogic The sun would never set, so time would never pass, making him immortal]].
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Played with by Andy and the panel:
-->'''Andy:''' "As always, legal requires me to say that I am not a lawyer, but I am Jewish, so we could assume I could be if I wanted to."
-->'''Greg:''' "Or a doctor."
-->'''[[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Isaiah Mustafa:]]''' "Or a producer"
-->'''Andy:''' "What was that?"
-->'''Bill:''' "He said [[BlatantLies 'Go back to Israel']. I'm appalled, Andy."]]
* OffTheRails: It is exceedingly common for the Halftime Report to devolve into extended, bizarre exchanges between the panelists that are far removed from the topic, much to Andy's chagrin. This exchange that somehow stemmed from a story about the John Edwards affair:
-->'''Greg:''' Bill, why are you dressed like a runaway?\\
'''Bill:''' It's cold in here! I feel bundled up.\\
'''Greg:''' He needs a long stick with a little tied-up bandana on the end.\\
'''Andy:''' It's called a bindle.\\
'''Jim Norton:''' He's like Literature/OliverTwist, if Oliver Twist did poppers.\\
''Andy attempts to resume.''\\
'''Bill:''' He would have if they existed. Call me, Dickens.\\
''Andy attempts to resume again.''\\
'''Greg:''' That was so stupid, you're an idiot.
* PecFlex: To mimic Josuha [=McCarroll=], self-described "celebutard" The Greg Wilson removes his shirt for a segment and somehow manages to make his nearly nonexistent pectorals bounce.
-->'''Greg Gutfeld:''' "I cannot believe this. The man has no muscle tone, and yet he is flexing his muscles!"
* PoesLaw: For one of Bill's man-on-the-street segments, he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAWV3N54o2M visited Bronycon]], which sparked particularly reactionary bronies to attack and condemn the segment, believing it to be an attack on the fandom by Fox News, and not realizing it was a satirical segment on a comedy program.
* ThePowerOfCheese: "What would you do for a bucket of KFC chicken? I'd saw off Bill's arm and I don't even LIKE chicken!"
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: During the 2008 season, Patty Ann Browne, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbd0nnW-VMc "The Notorious P.A.B."]] sometimes opened the show with rap lyrics or "gangsta" advice. Andy occasionally rapped during the Pregame report.
-->'''Patti Ann:''' "Eff the library, start smoking weed, mack on some playground tail, and at the end of the day pour a four-o on your dead homies' graves. That's the P.A.B way, bitches."
* PreviouslyOn: Following Greg's departure from the show, a parody of this trope has become the opening of each episode.
* PunnyName: Several of Greg's deceased houseboys, including "Dat Ho", "Tu Hung" and "Phen Wei Park".
* RantComedy: Once per episode in the Greg-alogue where Greg rants about a topic of his choosing, usually something that annoys him. Guests hosts have variants, including the Bill-a-Buster, Andy-gram, and "Reportin' Norton"(Jim Norton). Aside from this, certain guests have a tendency to go on long, bizarre rants, including Kevin Godlington and especially Greg Proops.
* RepeatingAd: In Red Eye's early days, the infamous commercial Advertising/HeadOn was run ''very'' frequently. Lampshaded by Andy in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7QsosIdHbE&t=8m12s list of things]] they had learned over the first 100 episodes of Red Eye, with one of them being "HeadOn should be applied directly to the forehead".

* RedEyesTakeWarning: Greg's more recent show intro close-ups now come with his eyes flashing red....
* {{Scandalgate}}: Parodied in a RunningGag intro for segments focusing on scandals involving the Affordable Care Act: "'''OBAMA-APOCALYPSO-CARE-AGEDDON!!!''' ''({{Beat}})'' '''...GATE!'''"
* ScullyBox: Invoked in a Bill-a-Buster to make fun of Greg.
-->'''Bill:''' "Your soapbox is full of lies! I'd tell you to get off said soapbox but the cameraman wouldn't find ya. Schulzcrest out!"
** Greg actually stands for the show while the others all sit on bar stools to downplay the fact that Greg is much shorter than they.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Jesse Joyce and Dana Vachon have had ''epic'' episodes, one lasting ''10 minutes'' and involving at least 20 consecutive ripostes
* SplitScreen: The Halftime Report is conducted this way and taken to ridiculous levels during de-railed ones, with split screens of the split screens and occasionally having up to ''five''. Also played with by Andy when S.E. Cupp made an appearance, labeling a split screen of the three female panelists "[[ShockSite 2 Girls 1 Cupp]].
* SplitPersonality: This is Mike Baker's excuse for two clips contrasting his behavior on different shows. A clip from Cavuto showed him very eloquently discussing oil speculation and OPEC, immediately followed by his statement on Red Eye of "when I smoke me some weed, the first thing I wanna eat is a hot wing sandwich".
* StrawMisogynist: Greg and Andy play this with regard to a story where Obama called a female reporter "sweetie", where the two discuss how she wouldn't have understood the answer anyway because "it didn't have to do with bath oil or shoes".
* StrawmanPolitical: Stereotypical liberalism and conservatism is often lampooned by Greg and Bill, respectively, painting certain news figures (and often each other) as this. When they actually do lapse into stereotypical partisan politics, Andy will call them on it during the Halftime Report.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Bill Schultz left in late 2013, frequent guest Joanne Nosuchinshky became the new TheMcCoy in the show's FreudianTrio, and even continued Bill's specialty--being the resident expert on pop culture. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in one sense, though: Her politics are more libertarian/conservative than the liberal Bill.
* TakeThat:
** All the time. Though Andy Levy is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0S6CWieeLk especially]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3DFuX1hOag brutal]].
** Occasionally done by Greg to viewers that insult him in their fan mail.
--> '''Greg:''' "Also, while I have your attention, I'm doing a survey: what's it like to be lonely?"
** The show has recently started doing segments called "Only In Obama's America," which parody the special episodes of Sean Hannity's show, with a fake studio audience (sometimes even changing the Red Eye logo to Hannity's when showing the audience), and comically twisting the story being covered to somehow blame Obama for it.
* ThatManIsDead: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the weirdest way possible. In mid-2013, a RunningGag at the beginning of the show started, involving Greg claiming Andy had met an untimely demise [[DroppedABridgeOnHim (in an extremely bizarre kind of way)]], and thus there'll be none of his usual segments. Cue Andy sitting at the table--only Greg introduces him as an alter ego (one occasion involves him being a Swedish athlete named Bjorn). Of course...for the rest of the episode, they all just drop the pretense and refer to Andy by his real name...and the address of his real Twitter-feed appears on screen under him (presumably to let new viewers in on the joke).
** They eventually dropped this, with Greg saying, "AND, filling in for TV's Andy Levy...[[SubvertedTrope IS TV'S ANDY LEVY!]] Yeah, I was getting tired of that, too...."
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: Andy and Music/KinkyFriedman once had this exchange about cowboy hats:
-->'''Kinky:''' "Andy, they say there's two types of people that wear cowboy hats: cowboys and assholes. Have you heard that?"
-->'''Andy:''' "I have heard that. So you're a cowboy, right?"
-->'''Kinky:''' "No, Andy, I'm an asshole. No self-respecting cowboy would be on Red Eye."
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of the favorite weapons in Greg's arsenal, against political figures who do things he takes issue with. Andy loves to do this, too--most famously during his Twitter-fight with rapper Chris Brown.
* ThisJustIn: Episodes would often open with Andy performing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NyOBOneoQ parodies]] of the networks overused "Fox News Alerts" by making up bizarre stories for random clips, such as claiming stock footage of two police cars chasing a semi was live footage of the Decpticons chasing Optimus Prime.
** As part of the show's RunningGag of baseless, random hatred of Belgium, clips would often feature alleged technological innovations by the country, including a redneck driving a motorized recliner was the king of Belgium driving his new throne.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: During a story about "green dating" websites:
-->'''Bill:''' "A woman from one of these sites mentions that you can discuss issues such as 'genetic engineering, organic farming, timber sourcing...topics you'll never hear discussed on Fox News'. How ya like us now, bitch?"
* TimeTravel: A frequent way of "explaining" how jokes made on ''Red Eye'' mysteriously end up repeated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZhon_Ib9zk on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtDEDTnaTa8 other]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTrNugvZjxk shows]] the next day.
* TrainingMontage: One episode featured a segment with Bill training for a boxing match. Andy later pointed out that any parts where Bill would have had to actually work or exercise convinently weren't shown on camera.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: For every Halloween episode, a bloody zombie named Rachel, from the Halloween attraction Blood Manor, will simply loiter on set menacingly while holding a large, bloody hammer. Her presence is never acknowledged until the end of the show (where she promotes Blood Manor). One year even saw her sitting in a guest's seat, with Greg claiming she was a famous author. Whenever Greg would address her, the camera would center on her as she sat silent and unmoving, with Greg responding as if the "author" had answered his question.
** Another year had her hovering over Andy's shoulder during the Half-Time Report. Following this, ''Andy'' briefly popped up behind a guest, vacant-eyed, with the hammer! Like with Rachel, no one seems to notice.
** Andy later quipped that he was unphased by her because she was only the second scariest Rachel he'd ever met(a CallBack/TakeThat to former panelist Rachel Marsden).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Despite all the ribbing that goes on in the show, the main trio are all good friends in real life. In fact, it was Greg who got Bill on the show in the first place.
* VolleyingInsults: When appearing together, Dana Vachon and Jesse Joyce often engage in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFFGYIPxNUg the greatest insult]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkNa_wERrng battles ever recorded]].
* [[WouldHurtAChild Would Make Vicious Jokes About Children]]: One episode consists of a RunningGag about regular panelist Mike Baker's children. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U9F3MrB4NE His ugly, racist children]].
* YouKeepUsingThatWord:
** Played with by guest Halftime Reporter Dan Bova.
-->'''Dan:''' "Finally, I don't see what the big deal is about waterboarding. I took my family to the Bahamas, we went waterboarding, it was great."\\
'''Greg:''' "Dan, that's boogieboarding."\\
'''Dan:''' "Oh." [''beat''] "Well, I tried to drown my children, does that count?"
** Often employed by Greg in (possibly) faux-ignorance; for instance, in a story about the Chevy Volt, he claimed "CRAP" was an anagram of "Volt".
* YourHeadAsplode: This is apparently what happens when you pirate Music/Gwar music.
-->'''Greg:''' "Where does GWAR [[ExactWords stand on people]] who illegally download GWAR songs?"