Trivia: JonTron


  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Jon never really says "ech" on his show (perhaps, variants, at best); that actually stemmed from his run on Game Grumps, but nevertheless it has been immortalized as part of him.
  • Colbert Bump: Allison Pregler promoted his review of Birdemic on Twitter and earned him new viewers.
  • Creator Backlash: "Top 10 Overrated Games". Jon probably couldn't handle the bad press, as he's taken it off his site (the link once directing to it now leads to a sad song on YouTube), and the episode description reads something like, "This is an episode I made that I hate. It's now in its rightful place—Hell!"
  • Defictionalization: The "GreenBoys" YouTube channel mentioned in episode 6 of Starcade became a real channel not long after the episode went up, featuring (presumably) Chris O'Neill still messing around with the same Yoda puppet.
  • Development Hell: It turns out that the Takeshi's Challenge review started production in 2012, but because the game was so cryptically difficult, the actual review didn't come out until 2014.
  • Fake Russian: Malkovich speaks with a thick Russian accent that almost always eschews any cases of an "a" or "the" in sentences.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: JonTron fans eventually nicknamed themselves "grommets" after the California Games review.
  • Fan Nickname: Blueboobs McFurrydream. Given to Krystal of Star Fox Adventures.
  • He Also Did: Jon has a second (or fifth, if you count Game Grumps, JonTronLOL and JonTronStarcraft) channel, the contents of which include a video of Jacques either throwing up or trying to throw up (a sign of affection for birds), a Minecraft video with Barry Kramer of Grumps fame, and a video containing a photoshopped image of his girlfriend strapped to a rocket flying through the sky.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Food Games 2 features a cameo from Ethan Klein of H3h3 Productions.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Jon is doing a bit of voice acting in the upcoming A Hat In Time, appropriately enough as a bird.
  • Missing Episode: Some of his older videos are put as private/deleted from his channel. The most infamous one however is one called Apples and Breaks, which according to some found information (due to the fact Jon hastily put it on private), was about Jon's broken DS. The fact there is a PETITION to get the video release says something.
  • Name's the Same: In the early 80s, there was a game show called Starcade where contestants competed by playing arcade games.
  • Old Shame:
    • He has removed his "Top 10 Most Overrated Video Games" list because his opinions on many of the games in question have changed. However, it can be found here.
    • This trope was implied in how Jon (back during his Game Grumps days) admitted he was very uncomfortable with the word "fuck", yet before and since then he included the word in his JonTron scripts as if it was a vital tool for his comedy. His feelings on the word may have changed, however, since he used it a lot in his much-later-made Bootleg Pokemon Games episode.
    • Jon apparently had a brief foray into flash animation with this video. Given the date of publication Jon could not have been more than sixteen years old at the time of production, but it's interesting to see how he went from a teenager with an odd onion fixation to an adult video-game critic, even moreso because Jon has never mentioned these videos except very, very briefly in one episode of Game Grumps.note 
    • "Top 10 Mario Party Minigames", which Jon bashes in an episode of Game Grumps. He realized it was incredibly stupid of him to make a Top 10 List where the vast majority of mini-games are from Mario Party 2.
    • On his early days of his channel, there were a lot of episodes that he put as private. The most infamous one being the Apples and Breaks video. Fans started to scout this one out, discovering they could grab snippets of the video despite its private status using the thumbnail generator function of YouTube, and one fan asked Jon at a panel if he would re-release it one day. It got to the point the Game Grumps Subreddit banded together in a bid to get the video back online. Because of all this, the video was eventually uploaded by a fan.
  • Portmanteau Series Nickname: Jon eventually starts pronouncing Dino City as if it were one word (pronounced "Dye-NAW-sih-tee").
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Why did Jon lose Rockington in the "Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" video? Because Jon lost the Rockington prop in real life.
  • Recycled Script: Both "Hercules Games" and "Food Games Part 2" have a gag where Jon collapses on his couch, sick from having eaten a comically small amount of food in the previous scene. In the former, it was a gyro, while in the latter, it was pizza.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Initially he uploaded his videos weekly. However, the gap between new videos has gotten bigger and bigger to the point where the series had updates once every couple of months. Game Grumps could be blamed for this, just like how all of Egoraptor's animations ground to halt around the same time, though both insist that isn't the case, and just happen to both be really slow at updating these days.
    • However, after he left Game Grumps and started making videos again, he seems to be updating regularly on a monthly schedule. This trope is still played straight In-Universe in regards to the Home Alone review, where his Christmas special is delayed to January due to his Mushroom Samba.
  • Throw It In:
    • According to his 2015 Q & A video, several of his jokes were improvised, most notably the line "I aiiiiiiint' havin' that shit!" in his Nightshade review.
    • The only reason Jon mentioned losing Rockington in his Nuts & Bolts review is because he actually managed to lose the prop. Somehow.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • On Game Grumps Jon admitted that Jacques was originally going to be a "jive black man" and that he was very happy he hadn't gone through with that decision.
    • Jon revealed during the 2014 ScrewAttack Gaming Convention that he had planned an episode all about games based on Disney theme parks, and even showed off clips that had been recorded for the episode, but ultimately the episode remains unfinished because Jon wasn't very happy with how stuff turned out. He's stated it may be completed one day, but for the time being has no plans to do so.
    • While still on Game Grumps, Jon mentioned that he was making a The Legend of Zelda video alongside Arin's Zelda focused Sequelitis. While Arin's video eventually came out after a long Schedule Slip (and eventually received Creator Backlash), Jon opted to cancel his video for unknown reasons.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Jon originally was a part of the reddit community and even founded the Jontron subreddit. Unfortunately when some Jerk Ass hacker came in and hacked Jon's account and spread throughout the subreddit posting bogus links. After Jon got back his account, he deleted it and said he'd never do a subreddit Q & A anymore. The subreddit however didn't take this into account and continued to make the Memetic Mutation jokes.