Siblings is a popular Flash series about two brothers: Johny, a super mellow teenager who is fond of playing RuneScape, playing guitar, and talking on the phone; and his older brother Rob, who always does obnoxious ramblings and gets his brother in trouble. Everything is animated using a drawing tablet.Created by Robert Winchester (aka the real Rob), this series originated onNewgrounds. It also got a spot on its own Web site, as well as on deviantART and YouTube.Episode list:
Chekhov's Gag: In the scene in "Half Beard" where Johny gets a phone call from his friend CJ, the latter can clearly be heard shouting "RuneScaaaaaaaaaaape!" on the phone several times, a nod to the earlier episode "Runesuck".
Chewing the Scenery: "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLF BEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRD!!!!"
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Continuity Nod: In later episodes such as "Not-the-Final Fantasy XII" and "Don't Sleep, Robby!", Rob's ball of duct tape from "Runesuck" and his paper-mâché hand from "Dog Daze of Boredom" were seen sitting on his shelf in his room. Also, foam Buddha from "Not-the-Final Fantasy XII" shows up again in "Don't Sleep, Robby!".
Rob: Yes, yes, we're all aware of you saying "sleeping", it's not a big deal.
Taken to the extreme when this scene was parodied in "Siblings Untitled 04".
Duct Tape for Everything: In "Runesuck", Rob had a ball of duct tape. He told a story to Johny that back at school, he used duct tape to create a drawing of a grey alien on the hallway wall under pressure from his teacher, who then told him to take it down, so Rob takes the tape down and rolls it up into a ball.
Easter Egg: Pops up throughout most of the series.
Every Episode Ending: An animated outline drawing appearing on a white background after the ending credits. It's colored blue, red, green, purple or pink.
Everything Talks: In the beginning of "Half Beard", Rob has a conversation with his beard when he faces the necessity of shaving again. When he tells it to stop screaming in pain, it obliges.
Face Palm: Johny does it at the end of "Don't Wake Robby!", when Rob goes back to sleep in the tub.
Rob in "Don't Sleep, Robby!", upon learning from Max about the music band Billy Talent only having one person named Beck.
Failure Is the Only Option: Johny tries several elaborate plans to make Rob wake up in "Don't Wake Robby!", but they didn't work out at all.
This is repeated in "Don't Sleep, Robby!", but this time, he's trying to make Rob go to sleep.
Harmless Freezing: Happens to Rob while he's sleeping after Johny turns the fan up near him. After that, he was taken to the bathtub by Johny to have him thawed out. Fortunately, we didn't see him frozen like ice.
Heli Critter: In "Dog Daze of Boredom", Spike is reacting with joy to Johny telling him that he's going to pet him, causing his own tail to wag so fast that it turns into a helicopter propeller.
Rob:Gasp! My theory was true! Spike can fly! FLY DOG! FLY!
But unfortunately, Spike flew so high that his tail hits the ceiling fan making him spin around, and he falls down.
Hilarious Outtakes: Audio-only version. There are several voiceover outtakes in the post-"Runesuck" episodes that are taken from the recording session and added as bonus extras. You can click on any button in the "extras" menu on each episode and they will lead you to another menu that has a "play" button.
ILLKILLYOU: At one point in "tWHYlight", Rob states, "I hope this doesn't turn into a musical, but I swear, if Hannah Montana makes a guest appearance, I'm gonna go on a murderous rampage. AND YOU STUPID LITTLE GIRLS ARE GONNA BE FIRST!!"
An early joke involving this happens at one point in "Dog Daze of Boredom". Rob shows Johny a paper-mâché hand he made at school countless times making comments like "Sure comes in HANDY!", "Hands down!" and "Gotta HAND this to you!". Johny then asks "Where's your list of puns for this?" and Rob pulls it out. He takes the list and tears it up, much to Rob's glumness.
Rob uses another one in "Not-the-FFXII Extras":
Rob:Shut up, I can't have awesome one-liners all the time. No wait, I got it! This game's got more deserts than...a bakery! ...Eh? Deserts? Desserts? Heh heh heh. Right?
Reused by him in the same cartoon:
Rob: Gee, this game's got more deserts than a...fucking bakery.
Long List: Happens in "Not-the-Final Fantasy XII".
Rob: Well, let's see, we have red wolf, orange wolf, brown wolf, blue glowing wolf, wolf on fire, wolf with a top hat, Teen Wolf, wolf with a funny mustache, wolf that turns into Link, inside-out wolf—and that's not even counting wolfmen.
The Nicknamer/Verbal Tic: Dan, the oldest son of the family, adds "Jew" before Rob's and Johny's names most of the time. So he calls them "JewBob" and "JewJohn". Not only that, but Dan also called other people Jews, except for his baby son Mason.
Off Model: The entire purpose of "Day of the Devil", as it was made in just one day.
In one scene of "Runesuck", you'll notice Rob doesn't have a hand if you look at the lower left side of the screen.
In the Flash version of "Not-the-Final Fantasy XII", when Dan asks Rob "Okay, how do you hate his game then?", his mustache inexplicably disappears. Thankfully, this problem was fixed for the YouTube version.
Also, "tWHYlight" features some awfully bland and more cartoony drawings in certain parts because, like "Day of the Devil", it was done in a very quick way as possible, but it was made for a few days in order to get released at the end of 2008 because this was the time the first Twilight movie came to theaters.
Rob's face looks slightly weird during the screaming part in "Don't Sleep, Robby!". It's even lampshaded by one of the subtitles.
Oh Crap: Johny in "Half Beard", when he sees Rob running off to the football field laughing.
Overly-Long Scream: Used a lot in "Siblings Untitled 01", such as the part where Rob and Johny ride a mine cart to a tropical forest screaming. Also at the end, Rob does this before Johny smacks him in the head with a chair.
Johny: Rob will smell the biscuits and gravy on the plate and come to try and eat it, tugging on the rope which'll pull the needle and the bowling ball will roll down and hit Abraham Lincoln, who'll get pissed off and throw his top hat, pressing the button that'll set the mice loose that'll stampede on the gunpowder that'll ignite on the hot oven which will set the smoke alarm off and make Rob get up. My elaborate plan cannot fail!
"Don't Sleep, Robby!":
Johny: Haha! Rob will smell this burrito on the plate and come to try and eat it, tugging on the rope that'll pull the thumb tack so the tennis rack will fall and hit George Washington in the face, who'll get pissed off and throw an axe that'll release the gerbils that'll chew through the string that'll trigger the catapult that'll shoot the golfball at the button that'll turn on the...
Rule of Funny: If you turn the subtitles on while watching an episode, you might recognize Winchester's snarky commentary in spades.
Running Gag: A skull (or occasionally a skeleton) popping up in the background.
Toilet Humor: In "Heinous Anus Zone", Rob comes up with a concept for a good Sonic the Hedgehog level in which Sonic is shrunk and races in someone's bowels. Johny refuses to hear about it because he thinks it's disgusting. Then at the end, Rob comes up with a revamped version of the level, this time with Sonic quickly running to a bathroom before he poops himself and dies of embarrassment. Johny still doesn't like it.
Try And Follow: In the Dream Sequence in "Don't Wake Robby!", Rob jumps off a tall building after being chased by forest rangers and robot guards, thus ending the whole sequence.
Unstoppable Rage: In "tWHYlight", Rob is in this mode because of how bad Twilight is.
In one scene of "Don't Sleep, Robby!", Rob goes berserk at Johny by screaming at him so he can shoo him out his room (see the "Excite bike, bitch!" quote in The Scream above).
Unusual Dysphemism: Depending on slang a couple of episodes use to refer to RuneScape..."Runesuck", "Runegay", "Runeshit", you name it.