Trivia / Rooster Teeth

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Trivia for the overall company:

  • Artist Disillusionment:
    • When announcing his breakup with Arryn, Miles specifically mentioned that he had waited until after RTX 2015 to avoid any awkward panel questions.
    • Fan behavior for some of their conventions has led to the company endorsing an unofficial convention etiquette guide, due to their dislike of awkward questions, asking for shoutouts and so on.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Several employees' reasons for working at Rooster Teeth Productions.
    • Matt Hullum turned down working on Smallville to work on Red vs. Blue, because he knew this trope would come into play. He also had similar reasons to Kathleen for doing so.
    • Joel Heyman and Kathleen Zuelch both worked in Hollywood a while ago and eventually decided to come back to Austin to work at Rooster Teeth full time, saying it is a lot more fun and less stressful.
    • Gavin Free worked on a lot of films and TV shows in his native UK. He cited it as fun, but incredibly stressful to the point he almost became an insomniac and started hallucinating. This trope is why he chose to come back to Rooster Teeth in 2012.
    • This was basically Monty Oum's entire outlook on life. It's why he started animating in the first place.
  • Big Name Fan: Well, they had nothing to do with Halo to start with, then after the series took off Bungie started taking notice. By the time Halo 3 came out they were getting cameos, and the gametype they invented (Grifball) got its own playlist in the last Bungie-made title, Halo: Reach, which was later expanded upon in Halo 4.
  • Creator Backlash: Joel did not like having to play Adolf Hitler. Twice. This is particularly a reason why he dislikes Past Cast.
  • Executive Meddling: The "Twitch Debacle", in which an unspecified higher up forced Ray to relinquish control of his personal Twitch channel so Rooster Teeth could have one of their own instead of making their own. Ray nearly came close to quitting the company and later videos would have him moody, quiet, snarky and being something of a Jerk Ass for quite awhile. He announced his departure from the company on April 10, 2015 and departed the week after.
  • One of Us: They love a lot of films, games and TV shows.
    • Michael Jones is a brony, as shown by his former Gamertag, "MLP Michael". He has also shown a rather good amount of knowledge about anime.
    • Ray Narvaez Jr. was also a big fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (which explains his secondary Gamertag, "FluttershySucks"), but later admitted he stopped watching the show during one of his Twitch streams. He's also a fan of Sailor Moon.
      • He also dips into this when he emphasizes his role as the Meta Guy and references fan terms in the videos.
    • Chris Demarais and Kerry Shawcross are huge fans of The Lord of the Rings, and they went to New Zealand to travel the distance from the Shire to Mount Doom (using their real life film locations).
    • Ryan Haywood and Matt Bragg are big fans of Dragon Ball Z. Ray and Michael also appear at least very aware of its story and characters.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Most of the company. This is either in the sense of being Halo fans, or fans of Rooster Teeth itself, to the point they get featured regularly on Halo Waypoint and even got voice cameos in Halo 3.
    • They've also hired their own talented fans for various projects:
      • Luke McKay was hired for an official comic strip based on his fan art. He continued doing this for about three or so years.
      • Gavin Free was a forum moderator turned intern turned RvB director turned Achievement Hunter mainstay. He now is the Creative Director for Rooster Teeth.
      • Ben King was hired to code the website at 15 after creating some impressive unofficial RvB-related web applications.
      • Monty Oum was a huge fan of Red vs. Blue before being hired as the series' lead animator.
      • Michael Jones was discovered by Rooster Teeth when his Crackdown 2 Orbs video got to the top of r/gaming on Reddit. They were so impressed by it and Michael's other YouTube videos that they gave his own show, Rage Quit, and eventually hired him full-time for Achievement Hunter.
      • Barbara Dunkelman has been a long-time forum member and often volunteered to help out at events. She was eventually formally hired.
      • Ray Narvaez Jr. made AH community videos long before he was officially hired for Achievement Hunter in 2012. He stayed with the company for three years until he left in 2015. Matt Bragg and Jeremy Dooley were also hired by AH in 2014, and the latter has since taken Ray's place in the main six.
      • Blaine Gibson was a fan of the show, who eventually became a Guardian at RTX and an Intern for the company while finishing his college degree. He now works in Live Action Department.
      • Matt Bragg (a.k.a. "AxialMatt") went from a subscriber, to a three-time Game Master in AH's Let's Play Minecraft, to an official RT employee in 2014. His partner Jeremy Dooley was also hired alongside him.
      • Miles Luna's first encounter was interviewing Burnie before being brought on as a writer for RvB and RWBY.
  • Reclusive Artist:
    • Though he will turn up for short stints at events like RTX, Jason Saldaña is rarely seen (or heard) outside of his role as Tucker in Red vs. Blue. He doesn't even appear in videos that are heavily focused on the original 6 of Rooster Teeth, such as anniversary videos or anthologies.
    • Dan Godwin rarely appears with Rooster Teeth at conventions or even in interviews, partly because of his day job. He's also embarrassed by the limelight he gets due to the series. Thus, this is also why Donut is frequently written out of the series.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Gavin very nearly didn't get to join Rooster Teeth. His permanent visa required three major things - to have been written about in an newspaper, to be on TV and to have won an award. Then, he did a video for The Slow Mo Guys about a six foot water balloon that made people notice him. Similarly, he was also supposed to be one of the test subjects for the first season of Immersion, but couldn't due to his visa problems. He did become a test subject for Season 2.
    • Barbara's experience at Rooster Teeth almost ended up being cut short when Burnie first saw her profile on the site and didn't think she was a real person. Mercifully, this didn't happen.
    • Monty could have been part of the Rooster Teeth team earlier as both the RT team and Monty were huge fans of each others' works. In fact, Burnie actually called Monty at one point and was essentially offering the man a job right then and there, but Monty never realized it!
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