Trivia / The Runaway Guys

  • Colbert Bump: A few of the guest players, like JoshJepson and Super Jeenius get more popularity after appearing in a TRG Let's Play.
  • Creator Backlash: Chugga has admitted multiple times that he wasn't happy with how the Mario Party 3 project turned out.
  • Creator Breakdown: Around the time the Mario Party 3 playthrough was recorded, Jon broke up with his girlfriend, which contributed to his anger during that playthrough.
  • Fandom Nod: During The Subspace Emissary LP, they make a nod to Chugga's Flanderized love of wearing polo shirts, which he even turns into a Cargo Ship moment. "STOP TRYING TO MAKE OUT WITH POLO SHIRTS!"note 
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Chuggaa and Jon act like jerks with their TRG personas, but are very friendly in real life. Lampshaded in Part 4 of The Observatory in Fortune Street where Jon discusses it when a fan was surprised at how nice Jon was.
  • Missing Episode: Episode 13 of LittleBigPlanet 2 was never uploaded because the recording got corrupted.
  • Name's the Same: A few tournament guests have had the same name as others. Most notably, Jon Paula for Proton Jon.
  • Old Shame: The Guys don't seem to like remembering the first Thrown Controllers panel due to all the technical difficulties.
    • They also don't really like how Mario Party 3 turned out in terms of their commentary. Jon remembers it as his least-favorite project thanks to aforementioned Creator Breakdown.
    • Nowadays, Jon regrets doing the Big the Cat impersonation and apologizes for doing so, to the point where he has completely forgotten how to do the voice a year later. He's surprised that more people liked it than he would have thought, though.
  • One of Us: They say that they went to go see a The Protomen concert at PAX. Chuggaaconroy added that they were awesome.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Justified. After Globe Trot, the Wii Party LP was suddenly stopped in favour of beginning LittleBigPlanet, leading to a lot of people thinking that Wii Party had just been filler. As it turned out, it was its own Let's Play, and resumed after LittleBigPlanet ended.
    • Happened to Yoshi's Tropical Island (Mario Party 1) due to their hotel's unstable internet connection.
    • Jon has revealed that a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament was recorded at a convention in 2014, but the audio was lost and the Guys are still trying to reconstruct it from secondary recordings.
    • After the second round of Dokapon Kingdom, the next project was delayed due to multiple conventions such as Con Bravo and Nerd HQ being so close together. Then Chugga got sick for three weeks after the two conventions causing another delay.
    • Dokapon Kingdom went on a year long hiatus after Episode 53 was unloaded. Apparently because all the audio for the next session was lost.
  • Viral Marketing: According to Jon in a Retsutalk video, Nintendo actually contacted the guys to get them to promote New Super Mario Bros. 2, and even gave them prizes to give out.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Several channel names were considered: Splitscreen Shenanigans, Loud Players, Let's Play Crossover, and Press Start to LP. Then it's placed into humorous proportions as Chugga says:
      Chugga: I got it! 'Press L to P!'
      Jon: (tries to say something, then sighs) I hate you so much.
    • There was going to be a tenth player in the Mario Power Tennis tournament, but they dropped out.
    • They were going to have a guest player for Kirby's Return to Dream Land, but they couldn't make it because of a scheduling snafu. It's implied by a comment of Chugga's that the guest player was going to be JoshJepson.
    • In his intro video, Chugga talks about several alternative names for the group they considered. Some of them are also referenced in the main videos, such as "Press Start to LP" ("Press L to P!") and "Splitscreen Shenanigans".
      • According to Jon in episode 12 of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, another name idea was "Shark Uppercut", which was literally something random Jon just thought up out of nowhere.
    • According to Jon's Formspring, LP#7 was planned to be The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, but because Josh, Tim, SuperJeenius, and Pcull 44444 were playing that game at the time, they decided to hold off on it until later.
    • In his solo channel, Chugga said there was planned to be a Kirby's Epic Yarn LP. However, they called it off because they thought the game doesn't work well with two people. (and because they couldn't kill eachother) Later, Chugga LP'ed it himself, though he did make one multiplayer video featuring Jon.
    • Jon suggested that Chugga should switch to Daisy in Mario Party, since Donkey Kong isn't playable after Mario Party 4. Instead, Chugga foreshadowed that he'd be using Toad come Mario Party 5. However, after the Mario Party 6 livestream, he decided on using Daisy.
    • On one of Proton Jon's Fortune Cookie nights (specifically "Countdown to Next Con Edition"), Jon mentioned he pitched Castlevania: Harmony of Despair for the channel, as the PS3 version has Local Multiplayer. It was turned down due to the awkwardness of the mode.

  • Recording locations:
    • The Mario Party 1 LP was recorded at Magfest 2011.
    • New Super Mario Bros. Wii was recorded at PAX East 2011.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl ("Subspace Emissary") was recorded at E3 2011 and at Jon's home in Canada.
    • Mario Party 2 was mostly recorded at Jon's house, and the rest was at PAX East 2012.
    • Kirby's Return To Dream Land was recorded between the two 2012 PAXes.
    • LittleBigPlanet started at PAX Prime 2012, and continued at Chugga's house.
    • Wii Party was recorded at Chugga's house.
    • Mario Party 3 was recorded at Chugga's house.
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