Web Animation: asdfmovie
rapid-fire, surreal YouTube web cartoons produced by Tom Ska, partially adapting strips from asdfcomics, his webcomic. The skits are short, as are the movies overall, and the humour is random, but amusing in its own, strange way. If you can keep up. Or are similarly insane. You can see them all in this compilation if you haven't already.
The Videos (Works in the Series in Bold)
The short skits mean that knowing what's in them will spoil the (what can loosely be called) gags very easily, so we recommend you watch the movies before reading the trope list. It won't take long.
- [TRAILER] asdfmovie (August 8, 2008): A trailer for the first movie.
- asdfmovie (August 10, 2008): The first movie. Also on Newgrounds.
- [asdfmovie] Deleted Scene (August 11, 2008): A Deleted Scene from the first movie.
- asdfmovie2 (January 1, 2010): The second movie.
- asdfmovie2: deleted scenes (January 8, 2010): Deleted Scenes from the second movie.
- marmite is terrible (asdfmite) (April 20, 2010): A short made for a Marmite Viral Marketing campaign.
- asdfcomp (July 17, 2010): The announcement of a competition to make a skit to be remade and used in the third movie. This competiton garnered over a thousand entries (most of them, naturally, obvious puns or Non Sequiturs without wit).
- asdfcomp - New Dog..........? (July 18, 2010): The entry that went on to win the competition.
- Ritalin'd (September 9, 2010): A Stylistic Suck-filled alternate third movie.
- asdfmovie Redux (Official) (November 11, 2010): A re-animated version of the first movie.
- asdfmovie3 (December 30, 2010): The third movie. Also on Newgrounds. The theme from its credits and from other videos by TomSka is available on Newgrounds and on SoundCloud.
- THE TWENTY MINUTE ASDFMOVIE (March 29, 2011): A Stylistic Suck-filled movie made in 20 minutes, possibly for April Fools' Day.
- TomSka Meets a Fangirl (August 18, 2011): A preview of the fourth movie and of other videos by TomSka.
- "asdfmovie song" by Lil Deuce Deuce (September 1, 2011): The full version of the theme from the preview and from the fourth movie's credits. The song and its instrumental version are available on Amazon.com and on iTunes.
- asdfmovie4 deutsch (September 2, 2011): A German dub of the fourth movie.
- asdfmovie4 (September 2, 2011): The fourth movie. Also on DeviantArt and on Newgrounds.
- I LIKE TRAINS (asdfmovie song) (September 23, 2011): The first music video. Also on deviantArt and on Newgrounds. The song is available on Amazon.com and on iTunes.
- I LIKE TRAINS (asdfmovie song) remix (September 30, 2011): The full version of the theme from the first music video's credits, a remix of the first music video itself. The song is available on Amazon.com and on iTunes.
- I LIKE SKYRIMS (January 30, 2012): A skit.
- asdfmovie5 trailer (May 3, 2012): A trailer for the fifth movie.
- asdfmovie5 (May 11, 2012): The fifth movie.
- Tom's Dog (asdfmovie5 theme) (May 12, 2012): The full version of the theme from the fifth movie's credits, from tomsdogdotcom, and from the Eddsworld video Eddsworld: Legacy (fundraiser). The song is available on Bandcamp and on iTunes. Originally made for the Voice Clip Song TomSka's song.
- Mineturtle (May 23, 2012): An extended version of a theme that was going to be used for the fifth movie's intro. The song is available on Bandcamp and on iTunes.
- MINE TURTLE (asdfmovie song) (June 22, 2012): The second music video. The song is available on Bandcamp, on Amazon.com, and on iTunes.
- Mine Turtle (feat. TomSka) (June 27, 2012): An alternate mix of the song from the second music video. The song is available on Bandcamp.
- asdfmovie6 (February 9, 2013): The sixth movie.
- "asdfmovie6 song" (February 9, 2013): The full version of the song from the sixth movie's credits, by Lil Deuce Deuce.
- DO THE FLOP. (February 9, 2013): A 10-minute-long remix by Lil Deuce Deuce of one of the skits from asdfmovie6, which features none other than the man himself as a character.
- DO THE FLOP. FOR REAL. (Feb 22, 2013): A 50 second feature that Lil Deuce Deuce found good enough to put a link on his DO THE FLOP video.
- asdfmovie6 song remix (March 8, 2013) A remix of the song from asdf 6's credits.
- asdfmovie7 (October 25, 2013): The seventh movie.
- asdfmovie: deleted scenes (November 7, 2013): Deleted jokes from all of the previous asdfmovie episodes.
- EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP (asdfmovie song): The third music video.
- asdfmovie8 (October 10, 2014): The eighth movie.
This series provides examples of:
- Action Bomb: Mine Turtle.
- Actually, I Am Him: "I am your sandwich."
- All Women Love Shoes: Even when they are chairs, women love shoes.
- Ambiguously Gay: The ducks in the fifth movie."...quack."
"I was just about to say that!
"We are so in sync!"
- Animate Inanimate Object: While it's never shown to move, the chair in the fourth movie can talk. It is female, by the way.
- Also the evil tie and parking meter from the first movie.
- Not to mention the door from the sixth movie.
- Animation Bump: In the "I Like Trains" video: "I FEEL GREAT!"
- Anthropomorphic Food: The potato.
- There's also a cake in the first episode, who a guy cuts, but is unaware that the cake is alive. The cake then commits suicide by jumping off the table.
- In the sixth episode, there is a burger that announces that it used to be a cow.
- In the seventh and eighth episodes, a muffin who tries to get someone to eat him.
- Anti Humour: The Pointless Button scene.
- Apocalypse How: A deleted scene has a guy spilling a glass of milk. Somehow, the average-sized glass was able to hold enough milk to drown everyone.
- April Fools' Day: The twenty minute movie was made and released two days before this day.
- Armies Are Evil: The military in the sixth movie shoots down a magical flying pony for no reason other than being evil.
- Armoured Closet Gay: The "You know who's gay?" guy turns out to have been this in Deleted Scenes
- Artistic License – Paleontology: Parodied by the sauropod who calls himself a Stegosaurus.
- Art Evolution: The first three installments were very stiff. From the fourth film on, the animation became more fluid and the characters more expressive.
- Art Shift: Most of the backstory in the Mine Turtle song is drawn in a much different style.
- Continuity Nod: Instead of playing off prior asdfmovie skits like the rest of the song, it refers to another TomSka video, done in a different style.
- And then in asdfmovie 7, the second to last gag becomes colored (and naked) and the character freaks out. The last gag also sets up for a joke of its own, but is interrupted by the characters noticing the colors (and nakedness) and freaking out as well.
- Ascended Extra: The music videos tend to do this for whoever they're about, taking a one note punchline character (the I Like Trains Kid, Mine Turtle and the Do The Flop Guy so far) and giving them a backstory.
- Ax-Crazy: People fire off guns, attack each other and summon random large objects with complete abandon.
- Badass Adorable: The Mine Turtle. Cute as a button, but will blow you up if you step on him.
- Badass Baritone: The potato, during his brief bout of badassery in the second movie.
- Bait and Switch: A guy is asked to hold a live bomb. The guy who gave him the bomb comes back a few seconds later and takes it back. No explosion, next skit. Look closely and you'll notice the fuse gets longer at the end.
- "This is a robbery." *dramatic sting and close-up* *hangs up and walks away*. Next skit.
- "WARNING POINTLESS BUTTON" is pointless.
- In 8, a magician asks a boy, "Would you like to see a magic trick?". The boy, with a smile on his face, says... "No."
- Also in 8:Narrator: And now, a cow pretending to be a man.
Guy 1: Alan, are you a cow?
Alan: What? No!
Cow Pretending To Be A Man: Yeah, me neither. You want to go skateboards?
- In the fifth movie, a man is seen going up to the edge of a cliff. When he gets right to the end, he floats away.
- Girl 1: Hey, you want to play catch the knife?Girl 2: Sure! *gets shot in the face*Girl 1: Man, I suck at this game.
- Bait-and-Switch Comment: "Hey babe. Are you an angel? Because I'm allergic to feathers."
- Bears Are Bad News: Invoked in the sixth movie.
- Averted with Desmond, the moon bear.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: From number four, both the boy who wants to be a pie and the girl who wants to go to the moon.
- And the time-traveler, who gets stepped on by a "Stegosaurus" upon arrival.
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: The trumpeter in the sixth movie.
- Big "NO!": "No, llama, NOOOOOO!"
- "Die Potato!" "Nooooooooooooo!"
- "Billy, nooo!!!"
- "Billy, nein!!!"
- "I AM PUNCHING YOUR SALAD!" "NOOOOOOOOO-"
- "Oh, NOOOOO--" is quite apropriate just before punching yourself in the face because it's Opposite Day.
- As well as when someone steps forward for his part in a barberhsop quartet and hears a click, followed by 'Hello!'.
- "I'm going to punch your face... in the face." "NOOOO—(zoom to face within face)—OOOOO!"
- "Oh no, giant flying sheep!" "...Those are clouds." "NOOOOOOOO!"
- Black Comedy: A lot of the jokes deal with death or violence in some way, often involving suicide.
- The seventh movie has a lot more of this in comparison to the previous six.
- The Blank: ASDF Movie 4: "Well, I stole your face!"
- Blatant Lies: The puppy in six."Oh, careful, honey; he [the dog] has a knife!"
"What? No, no I don't..."
- Blessed with Suck: Tree powers, activate!
- Bloody Hilarious: Especially when a character gets shot in the face. Almost everything is in black and white, even flames, but blood is made red anyway.
- Boom, Headshot: "Hey guys, check out my new camera! Oh, wait, this isn't a camera."
- "QUICK! Shoot me in the face!"
- "BANANA FIGHT!!" "NO!"
- Breakout Character: Following his debut in the second movie, the "I Like Trains" kid was apparently liked enough to show up in the third movie as well as in Lil Deuce Deuce's music video and star in the "I Like Trains" music video.
- Brick Joke: Let's just say that if there's an original joke, it'll show up again in another episode with a new twist on it.
- In the second movie:
- The "I Like Trains" kid says "I like trains." to his dad. It runs over someone else instead in the next skit.
- Desmond the Moonbear is questioning why he's on the moon. In the seventh he succumbed to the uninhabitable surface on the moon.
- A driving llama falls off a cliff. In the fifth movie, it lands on someone.
- In the third movie, a guy named Joey climbs into a friend's mouth. In the fourth movie, he crawls out.
- In the fourth movie:
- the newspaper headline says the potato died.
- A piano lands on someone. In the fifth movie, someone lands on a piano.
- In the fifth movie, a kid wonders if his pony can fly, which it does. In the sixth movie, the pony is spotted and shot down by some gunmen. In the Deleted Scenes, the slain pony's head falls on a man, who says 'I LIKE IT!' while giving a thumbs up.
- In the second movie:
- Call Back: All over the place in the Mine Turtle music video.
- The "Stegosaurus" returns in the deleted scenes.
- The Cameo:
- Spamcat from Bing and Spamcat and TFL: Late (bing and spamcat 2) appears in the Ritalin'd movie.
- From asdf movie 6, Jason Steele from Film Cow provided a few lines.
- From 7, Sam Lavagnino (a.k.a Catbug) plays a upbeat, suicidal muffin, complete with a plug.
- From the "Everybody Do The Flop" song, The Living Tombstone, Steve, Hatsune Miku, and the Scout appear around the 0:47 minute mark.
- Monokuma pops up in one of the preview shots of all of the videos taking after The Flop too, around the 0:42 mark.
- Carnivore Confusion: Inverted. The muffin from episode 7 wants to be eaten, but none of the people he meets want to eat him.
- Centipede's Dilemma: One man is told to not think about cats. He immediately begins spewing cats from his mouth.
- Character Level: *punches a random guy in the face* LEVEL UP!
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The Breakout Character "I Like Trains" kid disappears after the third movie. Enforced, as his voice actor Edd Gould passed away, and presumably The Character Died with Him.
- The potato from the "Die Potato" skits, a recurring skit in the first 3 movies, is absent from the fourth movie onward.
- Killed Off for Real: If you look closely at the newspaper the man's reading in the fourth movie, the headline story reads "Potato Found Dead". Meaning someone finally did kill him.
- The potato from the "Die Potato" skits, a recurring skit in the first 3 movies, is absent from the fourth movie onward.
- Cloudcuckooland: All of the characters are absolutely insane.
- Comedic Sociopathy
- Continuity Cavalcade: The Mine Turtle song.
- Cool Shades: The potato in the second movie, as well as the "I Like Trains" kid in the I Like Trains song. Additionally, the "Do the Flop" guy.
- Creator Cameo: Twice in Mine Turtle: two versions of Ridgewell appear - his Eddsworld Author Avatar (as a sphinx in one of turtle's photos) and the "realistic" version, which created the first Mine Turtle.
- Creepy Child: The "I Like Trains" kid.
- Like Father, Like Son: His dad is creepy too.
- Cuteness Overload: "I'm allergic to adorableness!"
- Dance Sensation: "Everybody do the FLOP!" (thud)
- A ten-minute video was made out of this two-second gag.
- Then there was a fan-made "Real Life" version.
- A ten-minute video was made out of this two-second gag.
- Darker and Edgier: asdfmovie 7 has much more dark humor than the previous entries. Doesn't stop it from being over-the-top and silly though.
- Death Seeker: The muffin in asdfmovie 7 and 8. And he looks so happy about it!
- Department of Redundancy Department: "POINTLESS BUTTON: Warning, pointless"
- Deliberately Monochrome: Other than the occasional Splash of Color. Lampshaded in episode 7 when the characters turn on the color and are freaked out by it for the rest of the video, presumably because everyone's naked.
- Depth Deception: In asdfmovie 4, that kid trying to grab a ball thrown at him isn't standing far away. He's just really small. And gets squished under the ball.
- Deranged Animation
- Disproportionate Retribution: "Now, son, don't touch that cactus!" *kid levitates and attaches himself to the cactus* "YOU'RE DEAD TO ME."
- "Honey, why is the baby on fire?" "BUY ME MORE JEWELRY!"
- "BANANA FIGHT!" (gunshot) "NO!"
- "Do you know who's gay? You." (stabbed in the chest) "Aw, come on!"
- "Do you know who's gay? Y— *Hit by a train*
- "Nice hat." "Thanks!" "I was being sarcastic." "Well, I stole your face!" *Man grabs his face to find out it is indeed gone*
- Inverted: "ALIEN ATTACK!!!" "Throw the CHEEEEEESE!!!!!"
- "Hey, it says 'Gullible' on the ceiling." "... Oh, so it doe— Aww, ye stole my lungs."
- "Got your nose!" *Door kicked down* "LOOK OUT!!! HES GOT A NOSE!!!!" *Bangbangbangbangbang*
- Dissonant Serenity: In the deleted scenes, the guy turning the jack-in-the-box in the middle of a murder scene with several bloody corpses strewn about.
- Don't Try This at Home: At the end of the Ritalin'd movie.
- The Door Slams You:"Knock knock!"
- Dramatic Gun Cock: "Die, potato!" (click) "NOT TODAY."
- Driven to Suicide: "Goodbye, world." "World: "Okay, Jim, I'll see you around! Where ya goi-AWW OH NO! Aw that's not what I thought he meant by that at all!"
- The cake in the first one throws himself off of the table in front of his 2 little cupcakes.
- "Quick, shoot me in the face!" *headshot*
- "You'll never take me alive!", *trumpet sound*
- "Wanna eat a muffin?" "No thanks." "But I wanna die!"
- Every second skit in asdfmovie7 is related to suicide in some way.
- Dull Surprise: Two guys standing around. One guy crawls out of someone from the previous movie, with another guy watching.Other guy: "Oh."
- A guy walks off a ledge only to fall upward...Guy: Oh, okay.
- Yet another guy wonders whether his pony can fly. It can.Guy: Huh.
- A guy walks off a ledge only to fall upward...
- Early Installment Weirdness: The first three films had significantly slower pacing, stiffer animation and at least one skit that went on longer than five seconds, all of which greatly improved by the fourth one.
- Edible Ammunition: "THROW THE CHEEEEEESE!!!'" it doesn't work.
- Everything's Better With Dinosa-*stomped* "I AM A STEG-O-SAURUS!"
- This particular skit is repeated in the Mine Turtle music video, resulting in the "Stegosaurus" being blown up by the Mine Turtle. Then a whole army of Mine Turtles comes out of the time machine, leading to a hilarious instance of Phlebotinum Killed the Dinosaurs.
- Everything's Better with Llamas: Though trying to teach one to drive may not be the best of ideas...
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: "Doctor, I think I might be a homosexual." "How can you tell?" "RAAAINBOOOOOWS"
- "Doing an internet" makes a rainbow come out of the computer.
- The trains in "I Like Trains" produce rainbows.
- Evil Laugh: From the evil tie.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Pointless Button.
- Eye Scream: In 6, a man is told carrots are good for ones' eyesight. He jams carrots into his eyes.
- Major Injury Underreaction: All the man does after jamming the carrots into his eyes is remark that the other guy lied to him.
- Facepalm: More like no-face palm.
- Failed a Spot Check: "Hey, guys, check out my new camera." *headshot* "Oh, wait, this isn't a camera."
- Finger Gun: This is how the kid in the fourth movie mugs the mugger.
- Flying Saucer: Which gets cheese thrown at it.
- Follow the Leader: asdf in Real Life, asdf in LEGO, asdf in Minecraft, asdf in Happy Wheels, asdf in Modern Warfare 3, asdf in Black Ops 2. All of them play the audio of one or multiple of the asdf videos and attempt to get them to look as close to possible as the original. They meet with varying degrees of success. It got a point where they made a website with all the best remakes and remixes of the various videos and spin-offs.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus:
- In the trailer for the fifth movie, Tom's dog's dog tag briefly shows the face of the "I Like Trains" kid before switching to "TOM'S DOG"
- In the third movie's skit with the bomb, the fuse goes back to its original height for a single frame at the end, though this is most likely just a Blooper (as it doesn't seem to happen in the Newgrounds version).
- In the 5th movie, right before the car lands on the guy next to Mine Turtle, you can see a smile on his face for a SPLIT second.
- The guys who do the flop frown as they fall to the ground.
- A potato appears by the dragon in the I Like Skyrims video after the dragonborn Ersatz summoned a train with his shout.
- French Jerk: He won't run out of muffins. He works at the muffin factory.
- Fundamentally Funny Fruit: Suddenly, Pineapples!
- Genius Loci: The Earth in asdfmovie3, the Moon in asdfmovie5, Saturn and the Sun in asdfmovie7, and the Sun again in the deleted scenes.
- Genre Savvy: After two skits in a row involving the Mine Turtle exploding, the guy in the third is smart enough to not step on it. It doesn't save him.
- Giant Foot of Stomping: Courtesy of the "Stegosaurus."
- Gone Horribly Wrong: In the third music video, The Do The Flop Guy's dance craze starts to go downhill when someone does the flop onto a Mine Turtle, and it only worse from there. Turns out that falling flat onto your face can be bad for your health.
- Gratuitous German: The fourth movie was made in German... on an English only channel just because.
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Two in the third one, namely "I AM PUNCHING YOUR SALAD!" and "YOU'RE DEAD TO ME!".
- Plus one more at the beginning of the sixth one.
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: Do The Flop Guy's real name is revealed to be Dougal Flopguy in the third music video.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Hilarious combination of Opposite Day and Big "NO!" in the fifth movie.
- Hugh Mann: The Cow Pretending to be a Man in 8. His "disguise" consists of a hat and a skateboard.
- I Fell for Hours: The driving llama from asdfmovie 2 had been falling for years before showing up in #5.
- I Have a Family: "AHHH! Why would you do this? I have a wife and family!"
- I Have No Son: "Now, son, don't touch that cactus." *son levitates and attaches himself to the cactus* ''YOU'RE DEAD TO ME."
- Implausible Deniability: A talking dog claims that he isn't holding a knife. Said knife Sticks to the Back and is not covered in any way. Bonus points for the dog being a Bad Liar.
- Impossible Thief: "I stole your face!"
- "Aww, ye stole my lungs."
- Improbable Weapon User: THROW THE CHEEEEEEEESE!
- Infant Immortality: Seemingly averted: "Honey, why is the baby on fire?" but actually played straight in that the baby suffers no ill effects and actually smiles whilst still being on fire.
- I Resemble That Remark: Two characters try to hold an intervention for Larry who keeps snapping people's necks without realizing it. He denies having such a problem then snaps their necks too.
- Is There a Doctor in the House?: In the sixth movie, when a guy standing beside someone lying on the ground and choking:Guy: Is anybody here a doctor?
Doctor: I am!
Guy: Well you're a nerd! *high-fives choking guy*
- It Only Works Once: Throwing cheese at a Flying Saucer causes an explosion in the twenty minute movie but has no noticeable effect in the fourth movie.
- Jerkass: Marmite
- Killed Mid-Sentence:
- "You know who's gay? Y-" *run over by a train*
- "It worked! My time machine wor-" *crushed by a dinosaur*
- "Knock Knock" Joke:Door: Knock Knock!
Guy: Who's there?
Door: The door!
Reflection: Knock knock!
- In asdfmovie8:
Guy: Who's there?
Reflection: A mirror!
Guy: I am lonely.
- Mine Turtle Goes Click: "Hello! :D" *BOOM!*
- Bringing an entirely new meaning to Click Hello.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others:Girl: I like singing!
Boy: I like dancing!
"I Like Trains" kid: I like trains.
- Let's Meet the Meat: From asdfmovie6:Off-screen voice: Hello, burger!
Burger: I used to be a cow!
Off-screen voice: Oh.
- Non-meat example in 7, but it's still a suicidal muffin asking to be eaten.
- Literal Genie: The twenty minute movie provides a meta-example, as rather than being 20 minutes long, it was made in 20 minutes — the commenter who inspired it said to make one for 20 minutes, after all.
- Literal-Minded: One character is told carrots are good for one's eyesight. He tries to test it by jamming two large carrots into his eye-sockets.
- One guy tells another to turn his frown upside-down. He does...along with the rest of his head.
- But he was smiling when he did that, so...
- One guy tells another to turn his frown upside-down. He does...along with the rest of his head.
- Made of Explodium: The Mine Turtle.
- Made of Plasticine: Invisible Billy is sliced by a mere frisbee.
- Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: "I AM PUNCHING YOUR SALAD!"
- About 99% of the jokes are this.
- Baby On Fire
- "Marmite, why does no one like you?" *guy catches fire* "Oh yeah."
- Moment Killer: The Moon in the fifth movie.
- Mood Whiplash: "I'm allergic to adorableness!" *Kitten lands on face* "Awwwwww." *Cut to his tombstone*
- Mugging the Monster: In the fourth movie."You're getting mugged, kid."
"No, you're getting mugged."
- The kid mugs the mugger with only his fingers. The mugger lampshades it despite throwing his hands in the air and shaking with fear:DAAH! HOW THE HELL'S THAT EVEN WORK!?!
- The kid mugs the mugger with only his fingers. The mugger lampshades it despite throwing his hands in the air and shaking with fear:
- Mundane Made Awesome: The Series.
- My God, What Have I Done?: The cake segment. Complete with a Big "NO!" at the end.
- Naked People Are Funny: An Art Shift gag in 7 reveals every single person so far has been naked this whole time, the monochromatic art style just didn't make it obvious.
- Neck Snap:
- One character tells another to turn their frown upside down. They do.
- In another video, two characters try to hold an intervention for Larry, who keeps doing this to people without realizing it. He denies having such a problem, then snaps their necks too.
- Never Learned to Read: "Ahaha, I can't read."
- Nice Hat: "Thanks." "I was being sarcastic." "Well I stole your face."
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the seventh movie, when some people are trying to stop somebody from jumping off the building, the flop guy from the sixth movie comes in and does his dance. Everybody flops including the one from the building.
- No Name Given: There usually isn't enough time.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Marmite.
- Obliviously Evil: Larry, who keeps breaking people's necks, and doesn't even know he's doing it.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Played with."And now: the funniest thing you've ever seen, from really far away."
- Opposite Day: In the fifth movie.
- Organ Theft: Lungs, specifically. Also a face was stolen in the fourth movie..
- Orphaned Punchline: The funniest thing you've ever seen, from really far away. The first line is almost impossible to hear properly, the rest of it is much clearer.(Explosion)
- Paper-Thin Disguise: The cow.
- Phlebotinum Killed the Dinosaurs: Played for Laughs in the Mine Turtle music video; see Everything's Better with Dinosaurs.
- Piano Drop: "Whose idea was this?!"
- Pokémon Speak: The "I Like Trains" kid usually only ever says... well, guess.
- Properly Paranoid: "My tie is evil and it's going to kill meeeeeeee..."
- Rail Enthusiast: The "I Like Trains" kid.
- Reactive Continuous Scream: "AHHHHHH!" "AHHHH!"
- Reality Ensues: Desmond the Moon Bear is seen again in episode 7. He's dead. No air on the moon, you know.
- In the fourth episode, aliens attack. A onlooker heroically yells, "Throw! The! CHEESE!" He throws a ton of cheese... and it all just bounces off the spaceship.
- Recursive Reality: "I'm gonna punch your face... in the face!"
- "I baked you a pie!" "Oh boy! What flavor?!" "PIE FLAVOR."
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Mine Turtle.
- Rule of Three: A notable trait in the videos, starting with the "I like trains" kid. These gags appear early in the movie, typically to introduce the character, again towards the middle, and then at the very end to lead into the credits. Sometimes they will make an appearance in the next movie (or movies) as well. Examples include the "I Like Trains" kid, the mine turtle, the suicidal muffin, and the skateboarding cow pretending to be a man.
- Running Gag: "Die, potato!"
"You guys want to go skateboards?"
- "Not today."
- I like trains.
- Hello! *BOOM*
- The happy muffin who wants to be eaten.
- In the deleted scenes, "SUDDENLY, PINEAPPLES".
- The cow pretending to be a man.
- Schmuck Bait: The "Pointless Button". It does absolutely nothing.
- The Scottish Trope / Speak of the Devil:
- "I like trains."
- "Piano!" *Piano Drop* "Whose idea was this?!"
- Serial Killer: Larry, who keeps snapping people's necks without realizing it. When two characters try to hold an intervention for him, he denies having such a problem then snaps their necks too.
- Shaped Like Itself: "PIE FLAVOUR!!!"
- "I'm gonna punch your face! IN THE FACE." The victim turns out to have a tiny face on his face.
- Shipper on Deck: The Moon in asdfmovie 5.
- Shout-Out: One of the people shown doing the Flop in the EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP music video is a LEGO Minifig with a shirt reading "I ♥ Chase McCain".
- "Honey, why is the baby on fire?" "BUY ME MORE JEWELRY!" in ASDF 3 is a reference to The Sims.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: "When I grow up I want to go to the moon!"
- Many of asdfmovie 7's gags involve women and death.
- Something Completely Different: "And now, Ducks."
- Spiritual Successor: To the Eddsworld videos Tom's Tales Of Awesome, Edd's tales of Boredom, and Tom's Tales of Brilliance. Tom even admitted it on Eddsworld's twitter.
- Splash Of Colour: Apart from blood, rainbows, and Marmite, and the Evil Tie flash, everything is black and white.
- Spontaneous Choreography: "Everybody do The Flop!"
- Staging an Intervention: Two characters try to hold an intervention for Larry who keeps snapping people's necks without realizing it. He he denies having such a problem then snaps their necks too.
- Standard '50s Father: The "I Like Trains" kid has one.
- Apparently so does the little girl in the sixth movie.
- Stealth Pun: In the sixth film, the kid doesn't say it, but he likes planes.
- The Stinger: "You ever get tired of being random?" *Beat* "Me neither."
- Stuff Blowing Up: All over the Mine Turtle music video. Justified because, you know, Mine Turtles.
- Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Everybody do the flop!
- Stylistic Suck: The Ritalin'd and twenty minute movies.
- Subverted Trope: A lot of the humor is derived by doing the complete opposite/something different than what you're expecting to see. Also, the second and third movie repeat and subvert some earlier skits.
- Two women prepare to play "Catch the Knife." The first woman shoots the other instead.
- Suicide by Cop: "Quick! Shoot me in the face!"
- Superdickery: "Save me, Superguy!" "No." "You're a diiiick!" *splat*
- Surreal Humor: Tons.
- Take a Third Option:Drill Sergeant Nasty: "What are you, a man, or a mouse!?"
- Take That: Deleted Scenes features a nasty one towards The Annoying Orange.Father watching son making an orange and an apple talk: Well, we failed. (cocks shotgun) Don't look, honey.
- Talking Animal: Mine Turtle. The ducks are a more unusual case; when one of them quacks, the other remarks (in English) how he was just about to say the same thing.
- There Can Only Be One: Unless you like dying from getting stabbed in the chest, don't say your boyfriend said you were the most beautiful girl in the world.
- There Was a Door: The Trains from the "I Like Trains" kid. Justified because, well, they're trains.
- Taken to ridiculous extremes in the "I Like Trains" music video, where at points, the trains come out of a wedding cake, go ''several times'' through the windows of churches, vertically through the ceiling to get rid of a bad date, and through space.
- They Called Me Mad! / Mad Scientist: They said he could never teach a llama to drive. He probably should have listened.
- Tom, who created the Mine Turtle.
- They Killed Kenny Again:
- Every time The "I Like Trains" Kid appears, he or someone near him gets hit by a train.
- The Mine Turtle blows up in all but one of the skits it's in. It's implied in the song that there is more than one Mine Turtle.
- Either The "Die, Potato" Guy, the Potato, or both die in all of their skits.
- Too Dumb to Live: Billy. He baked himself into being a pie ("I want to be a pie").
- Train Song: The "I Like Trains" song, though it's about the "I Like Trains" kid rather than the trains themselves.
- Trigger Happy: Everybody.
- Tuckerization: The Mine Turtle was apparently invented by a man named Tom.
- (Mine) Turtle Power: Technically, he's a tortoise.
- Unusual Euphemism: "holy shirt!", as seen in the end of asdfmovie deleted scenes.
- Verbal Tic Name: Presumably the "I Like Trains" kid.
- Visual Pun: From asdfmovie6.Mom: Here comes the airplane!
Boy: *opens mouth*
* airplane lands on house*
- The "asdfmovie Song" video sometimes quickly flashed corresponding pictures of a cow and a bell, as well as a karate kid and a drum (karate kick).
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: "Doctor, I think I might be a homosexual." "How can you tell?" "RAAAINBOOOOOWS"
- "Quick! Don't think about cats!" (BLARRRRGH)
- "Hey, are you an angel? Because I'm allergic to feathers." *pukes in the girl's face*
- The Walrus Was Paul: EVERYTHING
- Weaksauce Weakness: "I'm allergic to adorableness!"
- Weird Moon: "HEY, YOU TWO SHOULD KISS!!!"
- What Kind of Lame Power is Tree, Anyway?:Lady: "Somebody help me, I'm being robbed!!"
T-Man: "I'll save you! Tree powers activate!!" *turns into a tree*
- Who Writes This Crap?!: "Whose idea was this?!"
- Yandere: Don't say your boyfriend said you were the most beautiful girl in the world...
"Do you ever get tired of being random?"