A series of webtoons on Something Awful animated by Dave "Shmorky" Kelly, creator of the webcomic Purple Pussy.While a good portion of the entries in The Flash Tub are one-off shorts, there are some recurring series. These include:
The Kansas City Worldskippers: A parody of The Harlem Globetrotters, where four moronic basketball players are tasked with solving mysteries and save the world with their sassy basketball skills. A task they almost inevitably fail to complete do to a general lack of intelligence, attention span and basic survival instincts.
Gaming Guyz: The two frat boys Andy and Paulo discusses new video game releases while verbally and physically abusing each other, if they are not busy bullying resident retrogamer and Butt Monkey George.
The Jefferson Brothers: The story of two illegitimate children of Thomas Jefferson who travel through time and go on adventures. Somehow weirder than it sounds.
Uncle Pep-Pep's Doodle Time: A parody of kids shows with host Uncle Pep-pep and his talking pencil Pencilly as they teach the young viewers at home how to draw. It gets worse.
Suicide Face: A story about a girl who committed suicide to prank her boyfriend and trying to get out of hell. Looked to be going somewhere but wound up ending on a cliff hanger.
And I Must Scream - The Laughbot. A robot programmed to tell jokes, and only tell jokes. It was also programmed to feel sadness, because they thought it would be funnier that way.
Laughbot: "Who likes jokes? I wish I did!"
Art Shift: At the drop of a dime, either with individual characters or the whole image. Used frequently to evoke a random disturbing effect.
Attack of the Political Ad - During the 2004 election, campaign ad was made for the Cobra Commander that attacked George W. Bush and John Kerry for wasteful spending on "the $87 billion G.I. Joe boondoggle."
Breakfast Duck is not treated very well by his employers. In his first short, they force him to do skateboarding stunts as part of the cereal commercial, even though he can't do anything more than just stand on the board, so unsurprisingly he falls and breaks his neck. They then let him just lay there and scream, though since he's an animated character he's recovered by the next cartoon. And this is to say nothing of his troubled home life...
Paulo is this to Andy, and George is this to both the Gaming Guyz.
Cerebus Retcon - The breakfast duck cartoons started off being another slapstick violent cartoon to laugh at a duck's misfortune. But as the terrible things started piling up, it soon started focusing on his emotional state after going through such hardships. Culminating with his Christmas special which focuses on his troubled family life.
God - In an episode of the Jefferson Brothers, they reach the edge of the universe and find God. They ask him what is the one true religion, his response? "What is religion?"
Genius Bruiser: Andy of Gaming Guyz may have a "jock bro" look and personality traits, but that doesn't stop him from having a surprisingly deep knowledge of video games and video game history, as well as being the overall more clever of the two.
Niece-ism: Lampshaded and justified in "Breakfast Duck's Terrible Christmas". Cutie Duckling lives with her uncle, Breakfast Duck; Breakfast Duck's girlfriend says "That's some weird Donald Duck thing going on, don't you think?" Breakfast Duck explains with a flashback:
Social Services Guy: Breakfast Duck? Breakfast Duck, your sister-in-law, Greta Duckling, overdosed on cocaine.
Breakfast Duck: Huh? What does that have to do with me?
Social Services Guy: Well, since you're the closest living relative, you are now the legal guardian of Cutie Duckling.
Breakfast Duck: What?! I'm not gonna take care of that stupid whore's demon offspring-!
*Cutie Duckling peeks out from behind Social Services Guy, with Puppy-Dog Eyes*
Random Events Plot - He Manf starts with He man and Skeletor fighting, then they fall in love, then it cuts to Tails the Fox telling Sonic that he was molested by Robotnik, Robotnik apologizes to Sonic and they then begin to sing "eternal flame". A chorus of various fictional characters join in, then the screen fades to black and tells us to please donate our time for a charitable organization for Africa instead of watching flash cartoons like an asshole.
Sanity Slippage: Happens to the Furious Famicom Faggot. He might have even been insane the entire time, as the two other guys who appear in his reviews are only products of his imagination, but he truly starts to lose it during the Legend of Zelda review.
Schedule Slip - Shmorky doesn't seem to have any set schedule for updates, though he does tend to update generally atleast once a week. But spent a few months on hiatus a few times.
Subverted Kids Show - Uncle Pep-Pep's Doodle Time is supposed to be like Nick Jr shows from the 90s, at first it just seems to be a silly parody with swear words added, but you can quickly see underlying darker themes, such as the hosts downward spiral to a mental breakdown and suicidal thoughts in a surprisingly serious manner.