Art Evolution: The animation quality has noticeably improved since the first few installments.
This was deliberate. While Metal Gear Awesome was animated with limited knowledge of flash animation, subsequent awesome cartoons were purposefully done sloppily at the request of MTV, who originally hosted them. Once Egoraptor was no longer animating for them, he was free to do them with as much production value as he cared to, compare Awesome Crossing and Awesome Center with their Reduxes and Awesome the Hedgehog to Awesome Chaotix (the 'sequel').
The release of PokeAwesome happened to coincide with Skyrim's release and the arrow to the knee meme, so the inevitable 'I took a solar beam to the knee' comments really pissed Arin off, especially since it was not intended to be a Skyrim reference.
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: In Awesome Kong, Pauline refers to Mario as a 'plumber' despite the fact that, in that game, he was a carpenter. Also Donkey Kong calls Pauline 'Princess', when Pauline was just Mario's girlfriend.
He could be snarking about the princess comment.
Creator Backlash: Egoraptor claimed that, of all his Awesome cartoons, his least favourites were Awesome Cracks Down and Awesome Rising.
Freeze-Frame Bonus: Across several videos, even the stand-alone shorts. The credits to "Mr. Literal", for example, features part of the Pokerap (Electrode to Butterfree) as well as part of the credits to the movie Amazing Grace.
Snake: "Why is there a helicopter in the background?"
Miller: "That's my stomach, I'm hungry."
Snake: "Hungry for worms?"
Miller: "No, hungry for wooooooords!"
Snake: "HahahahaSHUT UP!" >:(
Hypocritical Humor: In PokeAwesome, Pikachu yells at Venusaur for attacking him because his trainer said so and criticizes him for not walking away, but Pikachu was following Ash's orders and throwing Venusaur like a ragdoll because Ash told him to. Plus, he attacked first.
Ho Yay: In-Universe in "Metal Gear Awesome", between Snake and Otacon while Egoraptor tries to fast forward through the game
Otacon: ...are you coming on to me?!
Snake:[To Egoraptor] Grrawwl, what?! Why the fuck did you stop on this part?!?!
The Agent: Why the hell are you making fun of me? I just got exploded. Seriously. I mean look at me, I'm still flyin' through the air, and who knows where the hell I'm going to land. And even then I'm still going to be on fire. God.
The Prince of Awesome is basically the eponymous Prince falling down a cliff for about a minute, at which point he resets time and gets dragged back up the cliff, before falling down the cliff again.
Jesus Was Way Cool: Jesus appears in Metal Gear Awesome and fixes Snake's ear and talks like a hippie.
Jossed: In a sense. Some of Egoraptor's fans asked if he would do an awesome cartoon based on an animated series, which Egoraptor stated he didn't want to do as the Awesome series is very video game based.
Pokémon Speak: Enforced... sorta. Venusaur and Pikachu are both capable of speaking proper English. In Venusaur's case, he'll say what he means, and then correct himself with "I mean, Venusaur." In Pikachu's case, he doesn't start speaking English until he takes a solarbeam to the knee.
Awesome Gaiden: "Hey, you bitch! I'm the strategy guide!"
PokeAwesome 2: After Brock gives Ash a gym badge for his resourcefulness, he tries to convince Ash that he really wasn't defeated, even though Ash wants to display to the world that he defeated Brock. Later that night, he finds Ash fucking his wife.
What about Ryu In Awesome Gaiden not even the Strategy Guide could stop him!
Viewers Are Geniuses: The "Hungry for Worms?"/"Hungry for Words" exchange in Metal Gear Awesome, at first glance, seems like a case of the Awesome Series' usual utter nonsense, but it is actually an obscure reference to a set of 1980's PSA's from the "Reading is Fundamental" educational campaign. According to one interview with Egoraptor, "It’s one of those things that when you are a kid, sticks in your head and for some reason known only to you, it remains funny."