- Schmuck Bait: Scientology for Michael.
Michael: Scien what now?
Dan.: No. No, impossible.
Katie: You've never heard of Scientology?
Michael: I've heard of it! It's like a science show, right? Yuck.
Soren: Uh, actually, it's science fiction. You'd like it.
Katie: Yeah! It's about a few simple rules that could help form a perfect utopia. Just if we can overcome the evil aliens trying to thwart us.
Dan: I think Beck's one.
Michael: Wow! I am, like, super down for this! What do I do?
Soren: You know what, you paid, so I will do you a favor and set you up with one of their reps. It's called an e-reading. It's very exclusive.
Michael: You're a good friend. Wai- I don't have to read a lot, do I?
Soren: No, you don't have to read at all. They do all the reading for you.
Michael: You're a good friend.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Dan and Michael decide to (quietly) leave the diner as Soren and Katie's argument near the end of "Why Batman is Secretly Terrible for Gotham" gets more and more heated (although, they should've stayed a bit longer).
- We see Dan do a Double Take look back at them through the window, showing he did see it.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: The show revolves around this trope.
- Sex Bot: Dan had one, kinda.
Michael: Dan, you like Donatello because he's a nerd and is open to sex with electronics.
Dan: First of all, 'does machines' is not literal. Second of all, it was a foot massager that I got for my birthday, and I told you all of that a thousand times.
Soren: And not one of us ever asked.
- In If You Could Have Dinner (And Sex) With Any Famous Figure, Michael briefly mistakes Mary Todd Lincoln's name for Martha Jones Lincoln.
- The "Robot spider!" aside in "Why the Scariest Sci-Fi Robot Uprising Has Already Begun" has a conference room full of robots given their thumbs up - including EDI.
- In the Batman episode, a chart illustrating Wayne Enterprises' business profits is accompanied by the charts of Umbrella Corporation, Aperture Science, and Blue Sun.
- The Singularity: Comes up in a conversation about the scariest robots in movies.
Katie: When robots become smart the first problem that they try and solve is how to make robots smarter. And a few minutes later they're so much smarter than us we can't even begin to comprehend the ways that they're gonna kill us.
Michael: Yeah, that's called Judgement Day. So "The Singularity" is just the math-y name for the death-metal album cover of an apocalypse that is Terminator? And you guys choose to use the math name...
- Soapbox Sadie: Katie's criticisms of Batman and James Bond take on this edge.
- Straw Nihilist: There are a fair number of implications that Soren is this. He fears weakness, believes he is an Übermensch, shows little empathy for others, and it's been theorized that the working class is "invisible" to him.
- Dan accuses him of "letting the inner Aryan out" when he supports executing anyone sorted into Slytherin House.
- In the superpowers and Indiana Jones discussions, Soren actually uses the term Ubermensch.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Benjamin Franklin, according to Dan, was a Pimp!
- Spider-Man is very seductive.
- Dan rails against the "handsome, blond shithead" in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame who gets the girl and wasn't in the book. The whole time he's pointing his thumb at Soren, who waggles his eyebrows and grins.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: The Pixar episode has the four maliciously destroy each other's food for no particular reason. Katie dumps Dan's milkshake on his plate, Dan takes Mike's chicken leg and drops it in Soren's soup, and Soren, deciding that this means no one gets to eat, pours the soup on Katie's meal. Dan eventually gives in and attempts to drink his milkshake off the rest of his food with a straw, however.
- As a side note, as the video progresses you can see that the milkshake spill was being too messy to keep filming so they cleaned up. And then there's a different burger in Dan's plate, so they ruined 2 perfectly good sandwiches.
- The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Dan's flash cards are prepared for literally everything, down to Michael's insults.
- Time Stop: Declared to be the ultimate superpower in "The Best Superpower (is Not What You Think)". Specifically, the Zack Morris "Time Out" from Saved by the Bell.
- Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: Discussed in "4 TV Ads that Depict Terrifying Alternate Universes," where the group discusses how you would probably become the smartest person in the world if you lived in the world of infomercials as yourself.
- Same video also displayed the Unfortunate Implications brought on in other types of commercials - for instance:
- Car commercials that show a car on empty roads, which works well until you realize you're the only car out there.
- Yogurt commercials and women's health products (decongestants, anti-histemenes, fiber) all show dressed-down women who look like they just rolled out of bed. Plus the women in the yogurt commercials apparently just want spouses who don't know what yogurt is, and seem to keep it a secret as hard as possible, "men who will sleep through their colds and be amazed at air freshener technology."
- Allergy ads: when these people get allergies, their body turns blurry, and colds make the world turn black and white.
- Alcohol ads: everyone seems to party all the time and the only people who even do any sort of work are the bartenders. Also, no one except Soren (the one who suggested it) would ever drink as it's illegal for an ad to depict someone actually drinking, meaning he would be the only to get wasted, puke in the toilet, ruin his liver, and die. And everyone would be partying at his funeral.
- Unfortunate Implications: Dan views Back to the Future as having these for black history, specifically the civil rights movement and rock music.
Dan: Marty gave this random black guy the push he needed to succeed in 1955, the year the civil rights movement started.
Katie (bewildered): Okay...so you're saying...?
Michael: Black people invented hoverboards!
Dan: Close. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if the original rough draft of Back to the Future was Marty time-traveling and crafting black history. (Gives examples).
Michael: I would watch that movie.
Dan: All I'm saying is that Marty influences history in exactly two ways, not related to parental boning. One, he gives black people the idea for rock music. And two, he gives a black guy political aspirations the year the civil rights movement started.
Katie (conceding): Okay...
- Unsound Effect: Asperger's!
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Everyone.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: Everyone briefly reveals, via internal thoughts, their worst fears, in "4 Terrifying Psychology Lessons Behind Movie Monsters". Dan's afraid of being alone, Soren fears growing old, Katie fears death, and Michael fears getting an std.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In the episode, Movie Epilogues, they talk about epilogues that would make for interesting sequels.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Voldemort.
Soren: Wizards are supernatural. What good's a Muggle gonna do?
- What If?: Dan compares Leia going to Tatooine to save Han to George Washington abandoning his troops to rescue Martha during the Revolutionary War.
- Wild Mass Guessing: Michael forces Soren and Dan to do this at the beginning of the Star Wars episode.
Dan: The logistics of warp speed.
Soren: The tactical stupidity of putting your base on a monster-filled ice planet.
Dan: Lando Calrissian as an ideal version of Machiavelli's Prince.
Michael: No to both.
Katie (sitting down): Okay...something about Star Wars.
Michael: No, but that's a good idea.
Dan: No, it's not.
: If it's possible to have sex with someone across the room using only The Force
Dan: Sub-question; is that technically cheating if you're in a relationship when it happens.
Soren (responding to sub-question): No.
Katie: Okay, so what specifically-
: Michael wants to talk about Star Wars but he's making us guess the exact aspect. How improbable it is that Imperial crew members have British accents
Michael (with a flourish): Nay!
Soren: Something about how Chewie can fly a ship like a man but doesn't have to wear pants like an animal.
Michael: (Gives a long, loud imitation of Wookiee language).
Soren: That was a 'no.'
Dan: That was a 'no.'
Michael: Okay, I'll give you a hint: my wiener is-
Katie: Oh! Women!
Michael: Nailed it.
- The Woobie: One of Katie's alternate character interpretations for Bowser. Challenged by Michael.
: So he loves her
, but he just doesn't know how to express it! He's like a very competent Lenny from Of Mice and Men
: Except covered in spikes! (Michael's brain shows a weeping George loading a revolver behind Bowser, on whose spikes are impaled a bird, a dog, Curley's wife, and a bag of chips.)
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Soren demonstrates this when discussing the alternate universe of Quentin Tarantino movies. He believes he's best qualified to survive in the world of the films because of his experience with guns and his strong self-preservation instinct. The others point out that you need to be a different kind of sociopath than he is to survive.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Soren of all people, but when Dan brings up Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Michael says he "would be Sloan", Soren imagines Cameron about to make-out with Swaim.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Soren's preferred doomsday scenario.
Soren: It's simple. They're just an easily defeated opponent. They're a worse version of normal people.
Michael: Who you also dominate.
Dan: Well, Katie, nobody wants a zombie apocalypse.
Soren: Really? Because it's all I can think about, now...