* ColbertBump:
** A few of the guest players, like LetsPlay/JoshJepson and LetsPlay/SuperJeenius get more popularity after appearing in a TRG Let's Play.
** Judging by the comments of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZrIVtDhuWA this video]], a lot of people heard of ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' and its infamous theme song after Chugga mentioned it in Episode 12 of the ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' playthrough.
* CreatorBacklash:
** Chugga has admitted multiple times that he wasn't happy with how the ''VideoGame/MarioParty 3'' project turned out.
** As it's continued on, Jon has mentioned openly ''hating'' the Dokapon let's play because of the FanDumb harassing him both in the comments and on social media when the massive buffer means he's seeing the comments with MONTHS of hindsight behind his decisions, and can do nothing about it. This toxicity eventually lead him to a massive explosion and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to said FanDumb after people pushed him a bit too much about it on his personal streams, following the ArcFatigue nearing episode 100.
* CreatorBreakdown: Around the time the ''VideoGame/MarioParty3'' playthrough was recorded, Jon broke up with his girlfriend, which contributed to his anger during that playthrough.
* FandomNod: During ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' LP, they make a nod to Chugga's {{Flanderized}} love of wearing polo shirts, which he even turns into a CargoShip moment. "STOP TRYING TO MAKE OUT WITH POLO SHIRTS!"[[note]]Chugga was allegedly making kissing motions at the TV, which he claims was in reaction to [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Lucas]] and [[{{VideoGame/Earthbound}} Ness]].[[/note]]
* LyingCreator: Downplayed and discussed. In ''Mario Party 3'', the guys brought up the issue of DK no longer being playable in ''Mario Party 5''. When they headed into the mini game room and Emile started talking in Toad's voice, Jon said "Yes, its exactly what you think it means", implying that Emile would play as Toad in ''[=MP5=]''. Come ''[=MP5=]'', Emile picked Daisy instead. When they played Future Dream where Toad was the A.I., Emile said that Toad was indeed going to be his new character, but due to playing ''Mario Party 6'' on Jon's channel and making several (accidental) innuendos involving Daisy, Emile changed his mind and decided to play as her instead.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: 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 [[VideoGame/ItadakiStreet Fortune Street]] where Jon discusses it when a fan was surprised at how nice Jon was.
* MissingEpisode: Episode 13 of ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2'' was never uploaded because the recording got corrupted.
* NamesTheSame: A few tournament guests have had the same name as others. Most notably, [[WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis Jon Paula]] for [[CaptainObvious Proton Jon.]]
** In the Smash 64 tournament, LetsPlay/AttackingTucans shares the same name as Tyler from LetsPlay/WiiRikeToPray.
* OldShame: 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 CreatorBreakdown.
** 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 [[EnsembleDarkHorse more people liked it than he would have thought, though.]]
* OneOfUs: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVwSxw4jNDM&t=13m43s "TV Tropes just kinda had a heart attack."]]
** Jon also directly references [[VideoGame/HeavyRain Press X]] [[HollerButton To Jason.]] And [[PressXToNotDie Press A to not die.]]
** And the fact that TV Tropes has labeled NCS as TheMedic and Josh as TheChick. It's pretty much confirmed by now that they've been reading this page.
** In VideoGame/DokaponKingdom, Chugga talks about how he spent hours on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki when he should have been working on videos.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', Chugga wonders why the mascot for Wiki/ThisVeryWiki isn't [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Tropius]] as opposed to a lampshade (Jon remarks that a lampshade is just funnier).
* ScheduleSlip:
** [[JustifiedTrope 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 VideoGame/DokaponKingdom, the next project was delayed due to multiple conventions such as ConBravo 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.
* ViralMarketing: [[https://youtu.be/-4IBW6ETPbo?t=2663 According to Jon]] in a [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Retsutalk]] video, Nintendo actually contacted the guys to get them to promote VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2, and even gave them prizes to give out.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** 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.
---> (funnily enough, a YouTube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/1PressL2P 1PressL2P]], did take this humorous name and now makes TRG Best Moments and Top 10's!)
*** 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.
*** Variation in that it came after the fact: Chugga said he would have seriously pushed for Chain Attack as a channel name, had ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' been released when they made the channel, due to there being three of them.
** 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 LetsPlay/JoshJepson.
** According to Jon's Formspring, LP#7 was planned to be ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'', but because Josh, Tim, [=SuperJeenius=], and LetsPlay/Pcull44444 were playing that game at the time, they decided to hold off on it until later. It became their ''twenty-second'' one instead.
** In his solo channel, Chugga said there was planned to be a ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' LP. However, they called it off because they thought the game doesn't work well with two people. (and [[VideogameCrueltyPotential 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 ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', since Donkey Kong isn't playable after Mario Party 4. Instead, Chugga [[{{Foreshadowing}} 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 ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'' for the channel, as the [=PS3=] version has Local Multiplayer. It was turned down due to the awkwardness of the mode.
** Some games were planned for the TRG Colosseum, but didn't make it to the final list. Among these cut games include but not limited to ''Fighter Maker'', ''[[VideoGame/TheJackboxPartyPack Jackbox]]'', and ''Kirby's Dream Course''.

* 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.