Trivia: Game Grumps

  • Accidentally Accurate:
    • Arin calls an enemy a "Boomer Man". The enemy's actual name? Boomer.
    • During their Sonic '06 playthrough, Arin made fun of Silver and Blaze's interaction by calling Silver, as Blaze, "so naive". Turns out, in Blaze's next line of dialogue in the game, she calls Silver "so naive."
    • In the Castlevania finale, Jon asks why Dracula looks like Count Dooku, apparently without realizing that Christopher Lee played both characters.
    • In an early Castlevania: Dracula X episode, Danny jokes about the terrible posture of some skeleton enemies, comparing them to apes. In fact, their English name is "skeleton ape", and a couple boards later one of them throws a barrel at Richter.
    • In Zelda II The Adventure Of Link, Danny comments that the blue Ironknuckle he's fighting should be the level boss instead of a regular enemy. The boss of that very dungeon is Rebonack, a blue Ironknuckle in a chariot. Arin later speculates that the blob-like Bit enemies all want to merge together into one giant Bit, unaware that there is indeed a giant Bit enemy that splits into several regular Bits when attacked. Danny encounters the giant Bit a little later, and Arin comments on how bizarrely accurate he ended up being.
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • A few of the specials came from common requests and ideas that circulated the Game Grumps subreddit.
    • A redditor originally wrote what eventually became the Jingle Grumps jingle.
    • Fans had been demanding a Valentines special where Suzy and Arin play through the Lion King on SNES together, since Arin once mentioned it was Suzy's favorite game. Lo and behold, on Valentines Day 2014, they did a special which was just that, and acknowledged the fandom demand for it.
    • Fans also had the idea for Ross and wife 'Commander' Holly Conrad to do a Valentines special, with Danny and Barry doing a 'bachelor pad'-style episode, knowing they were both single. While Ross and Holly ended up doing a Valentines show for FriendZone on Polaris, Danny and Barry indeed did a Steam Train special called 'Singles Train'. Ross and Holly did a Steam Train special called 'Love Train' the following year.
  • Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: A week into production, they already had five separate games going on at once. Every other episode usually has Jon saying 'We should play...' to Arin.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!:
    • They somehow manage to pull this off on themselves, where they quote the Pause Balls meme as Freeze Balls in early Goof Troop episodes.
    • In Chuck Rock, they say the game reminds them a lot of "Pinicchio", their name for Pinocchio. This is immediately lampshaded by Dan, who acknowledges that he never actually called it that in the video.
  • Colbert Bump:
    • For Goof Troop. Just type "Goof Troop" into Google and see what the top search is. Additionally, most Goof Troop videos on Youtube have many people making references to the Game Grumps playthrough in the comment section.
    • Generally, anything they mention that you can find online will have a string of comments mentioning how Game Grumps alerted them to it. Ex: This link
    • Jon himself. While he did have his own following prior, Egoraptor's was significantly larger and many people discovered Jon through Game Grumps.
    • Continue is mentioned several times by Jon, perhaps in an attempt to invoke this trope, considering how he did this sort of thing in his own channel once or twice.
    • Ninja Sex Party experienced a minor boost in popularity thanks to Danny's inclusion on the show (as well as co-hosting Steam Train).
    • Acknowledged in part 14 of their The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD playthrough, after finishing a quick singalong of "Let Her Cry" and "Hold My Hand" (which leads to them agreeing that they both sound the same).
    "You're welcome, Hootie & the Blowfish, you just got the Game Grump Bump."
    Danny
  • Defictionalization: In ''Pokémon FireRed'' Part 62, Arin talks about Youtube commercials and makes up a fake, sell-out youtuber named Fart Mcgee 28, who makes video game music covers using spoons. The exact same day, the actual page was created.
  • Name's the Same:
    • An old website named Game Grump exists, though they've been inactive for more than a year now. The website is now a parked domain.
    • Ron Gilbert uses "Grumpy Gamer" for his website name and online handles.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • Flannelson, a popular fan animator, has some of his fan animations uploaded to the main Game Grumps channel.
    • Esquirebob, another fan animator, had his Sad Hoshi animation uploaded to the main channel.
    • Since Game Grumps Animated went weekly in 2015, many more fan animators have been recruited to make animations for the official channel.
    • Drej9, a Youtuber who created monthly compilations of Game Grumps moments, was recruited by Arin to create compilations for the official channel beginning January 2015.
  • Rule34 — Creator Reactions:
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Actually done intentionally: On St. Patrick's Day 2014, for the first time in the channel's history, no new Game Grumps episodes were uploaded. Instead, three Steam Train episodes were uploaded, featuring Barry and Ross being drunk. This is presumably because neither Arin nor Danny drink, so it would be difficult for either of them to participate in any St. Patrick's Day-themed episodes.
    • On August 14th, 2014, there were no Game Grumps or Steam Train episodes uploaded due to a widespread problem with Youtube's uploading process. They apologized profusely about it on Twitter, disappointed that they finally missed a day.
  • Throw It In: The gag where Danny declares himself to be "Grump" and "Not So Grump" in NEW GRUMP STORE NEW GRUMP SHIRTS!! was made up during the recording.
  • Un-Canceled:
    • Jon and Arin returned to their Castlevania III playthrough in mid-March, almost exactly six months after rage quitting, with little to no warning.
    • A Link to the Past was resumed after being put on indefinite hiatus following the seventh episode. There seemed to be some Missing Footage seeing as they pick up in the Dark World where they hadn't even gotten to the third dungeon yet, but after a few episodes this halted again, and then shortly afterwards Jon left.
    • The Pokemon FireRed playthrough was restored after 8 months of no updates, pausing at May 22nd, 2014, and resuming the second of January 2015. The reason it was stopped in the first place was due to Arin getting hopelessly lost in the overworld without a clue on how to move on, so he asked for fans to send him a walkthrough. Five ponied up and the playthrough was rolling again once the Grumps got to a point where they were free to play it again.
    • Danny beat Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!!! after more than a year. Punchout being the first game he played on Game Grumps. Then a month later, he picked up the Wii version of Punch Out for Title Defence, though after several hard matches against the first five boxers this one is on a hiatus again so Danny can train his balls off.
  • Viral Marketing:
    • They were sent a copy of Dead Space 3, and all signs point to this being the case. However, they don't come out of character to praise it or anything, which is certainly commendable for being in that position.
    • Along with the Continue crew and Angry Joe, they (Danny and Arin) played a lot of Xbox Live Arcade games in the summer of 2013. Like those other two, they remain relatively objective, and just play their regular way.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Arin, when coming up with the idea of Game Grumps, originally planned it out as a podcast.
    • A playthrough of Conker's Bad Fur Day was planned during the Jon era. While 3 episodes worth of gameplay were filmed, they never finished the game or uploaded the episodes since they thought their commentary was bad. According to Arin at a panel, it was also because Jon - who has previously included the game in several 'Best Of' lists - was slowly "realizing it wasn't all that great." Arin described the experience as "depressing", and also claimed Conker's was the worst game they ever played for the show.
    • It's been heavily suggested by content such as the trailer for Steam Train Ross released on his channel that originally Danny was supposed to be exclusive to Steam Train while Jon stayed on Grumps. Since then circumstances changed, prompting Dan to co-host both shows.
  • Written-In Infirmity: The Grumps have been coughing their lungs out ever since they came back from MAGfest.

Danny was originally supposed to be on Steam Train with Ross, while Arin and Jon were on Game Grumps. However, this changed when Jon left, and Danny basically took over both shows