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Web Video: BrainScratch Commentaries
"What time are we at?"

"We're like gods, except we descend from the upstairs attic rather than heaven. So you can pray in silence, but if you're too loud, we're gonna stomp on the floor and tell you to shut the fuck up."
Solaris Paradox (describing the group)

BrainScratch Commentaries is a commentary group on YouTube, created by Nayrman214, Solaris Paradox, and Somecallme Johnny. Inspired by Hellfire-Commentaries, the trio perform videogame and movie commentaries, as well as "random rambles," ranging from discussions of various irrelevant topics to the lampooning of the list-based opinions of such well-known gaming media outlets as IGN and GameSpot. Known for their professionalism as might Ray Charles be known for his accuracy at the shooting range, these four up-and-coming commentators aim to provide various laughs at any cost — even at the price of their own intense boredom. As such, there is nearly as much padding in their commentaries as there is in the games they routinely lambast.

Nayrman (Ryan Malis) could be considered the brains behind the operation, as it was his hair-brained idea to start the group in the first place. The idea was first pitched to Solaris (Lewis Medeiros), a fellow member of the Sonic fan-forum Find the Computer Room, who then invited Johnny (Juan Ortiz) to take part. Sometime down the road, the trio became a quartet; ExandShadow (Ted Wiesen) was made a permanent fourth member to add "youthful innocence to the jaded old men" in the group. In addition to the four main commentators, the team occasionally invites along a guest to join in the fun as an additional commentator — usually planned, sometimes at complete random. The full list of commentators can be found at the Character Page.


Current Commentaries:

Super Mario 3D World

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Brain Scratch Commentaries provides examples of the following tropes:

    A-E 
  • Aborted Arc:
    • Devil May Cry 4, as a result of the crew having nothing to say after 3 parts (see F-Zero GX and Portal 2). May eventually be subverted; upon uploading the RAWs for the DmC reboot, Lewis mentioned the group would eventually cover DMC4.
    • In recent videos, Ryan shows some footage from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Jak and Daxter but runs into some glitchy problems, thus making the games unplayable
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Whilst commentating on Dragonball Evolution, a movie the entire team deemed an undiluted cinematic incarnation of fecal matter, all three commentators had to admit that Goku's hair gel gag was actually pretty funny.
  • Aerith and Bob: Gareth, compare that to Andrew, Nathan, Emile, or Hayden. To be fair, he IS from the U.K.
  • Afraid of Needles:
    • Solaris explains why he hates needles in Part 14 of the F-Zero GX commentary.
    • During the third reading of this very page, Solaris attempted to reject this trope stating "I am not a character!" Our character page would beg to differ.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
    • Lewis' computers keep dying on him, resulting in his absence in several commentaries, much to many fans' disappointment.
    • Problems with YouTube, such as the video freezing, can often interfere with recording, causing a member of the group to have to ask "What time are we at?" once they've managed to get the video to reload. This became incredibly prominent in the Paper Mario playthrough, with some cases where both Lewis and Johnny suffered from the issue multiple times each in a part; much to the others' frustration.
  • Alliterative Title:
    • Mostly when concerning with Lethal Lava Land of Super Mario 64. Titles are: "Lethal Lava Land Lacks Lethality Lips Lewis" and "Coins Contaminate Character, Cannot Contain Coin Collecting Compulsion".
    YouTube Commentator: That's a lot of Ls.
    • Subverted in Kirby's Return to Dreamland: "I couldn't think of a funny title that had an all "L" alliteration for lava lands."
    • Used again in Super Mario Sunshine Part 14, entitled "Lethal Lava Land's Lethality Legitimate, Lacks Level Layout".
    • Used yet AGAIN in Paper Mario Part 24: "Lethal Lavalava Land Liquidates Lame Losers". This is becoming a Running Gag.
    • Used once more in "Super Mario Galaxy" Part 13: "Dusty Desert Dons Dickish... Walls—Dammit!"
    • Viewtiful Joe is no exception, although it's very similar to the one in Super Mario Sunshine: "Lethal Lava Landpipes Legitimize Lackluster Layout".
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The infamous scene from Zero-Wing was referenced towards the end of the F-Zero GX Playthrough.
  • American Accents:
    • Ted has a light but still notable New England/Boston accent, pronouncing "room" as "rum", and putting a heavy emphasis on the "D" in "DS", causing it to come out as "DEE-yes." He also pronounces "drawing" as "droaring," which was lampshaded by Johnny.
    • Johnny shows hints of a Pennsylvania accent, such as pronouncing "manga" as "mainga", and habitually pronouncing "Werehog" as "War-hog," despite being corrected on multiple occasions. This one is even more subtle than Ted's.
    • Subverted by Lewis and Ryan, both of whom have almost no traces of the stereotypical "Joisey" or Deep Southern accents, respectively.
  • Anachronic Order: Most playthroughs are prerecorded months before they even get uploaded and are not posted in the order they were made.
    • The first part of Sonic '06 to feature Solaris's return after so long was the last one recorded for the playthrough.
    • The crew had to rerecord parts 1-12 of the Super Mario Galaxy commentary in Audacity after having recorded the later parts, due to problems with the Skype recorder.
  • Analogy Backfire: Ted makes Johnny a comparison of Sonic Genesis as one of Johnny's brothers being hit by a truck and Big Rigs being the same, just the brother replaced by a egg and nobody giving a damn. Johnny doesn't even care since the truck is the Big Rigs. Knowing how Big Rigs is played, the truck will just pass through both the brother and the egg.
  • Angrish:
    • Johnny in part 17 of the Portal 2 Co-Op commentary.
    • Sonic Genesis... seriously, just watch part one and watch Johnny lose his fucking mind! Ryan even tries to lampshade this:
      Ryan: So how are we going to keep this rage up for four more parts?
      Johnny: I will find EVERY excuse I can!!!
    • By the end, Johnny has a near melt down in Scrap Brain Zone Act 3 when stuck in a loop. (One also has to wonder what would have happened had he not broken it eventually...)
  • Anti-Climax: The only way to describe the epic showdown with the optional boss in Symphony of the Night, ending it with "AND THEN HE DIED".
  • Anything But That!:
    • When playing Needle Man's stage to fight Doc Robot in Mega Man 3, Nayrman fails to make it across a large chasm before his energy for Rush Jet runs out. Hilarity Ensues.
    • The entire crew's reaction to Sonic Genesis. Johnny in particular had this reaction to Labyrinth Zone, which is already slow-paced without the slowdown Genesis provides. He nearly bailed at this point.
  • Artistic License - Linguistics:
    • Johnny finally learned how to pronounce "Chasm" during the TV Tropes episode.
    • Ted mispronounces the aforementioned word in the second and third TV Tropes episodes.
    • He also combines insignificant and inconsequential into Insiconsequential in part 2 of Sonic Genesis.
    • Again, Ted somehow manages to combine dramatically and drastically into dramastically in part 13 of Pokemon Crystal.
    • Ted coins the term "satisfication" in part 5 of Metroid: Fusion.
    • Ted combines Salvage and Scavenge into Scalvage in part 10 of Pikmin.
    • Ted then combines Slower and Slowed into Slowered in part 2 of "Touhouvania 2".
    • Ted yet again did it in a strange case in Metroid Prime where he mixed up the names of the Chozo Ruins and Phazon Mines creating the name "Chozo Mines".
    • SolarisParadox discovers the proper pronunciation of "Awry" during their commentary of Sonic '06.
    • Johnny manages to screw up his grammar in Part 1 of Sonic Genesis and ends up saying at one point "A fuck ton of lot". He does this again in the Super Mario Bros. Retrospective.
    • He also mispronounces "fjord" in Part 8 of Donkey Kong Country 3.
    • Ryan gets in on the fun with a goof of Colorful in Part 5 of The Lost Levels, turning it into Colorfur.
    • A humorous example, Ted asks Emile if he's streetpass masturbating again, with Chugga making the new word "Streetpassturbating."
    • When Ted gets lampshaded by the others, he frequently responds by talking even worse.
      Ted: I are talking English very good.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • Johnny's examples of Super Mario Land's Japanese enemy names.
      Johnny: The Koopa Troopas are called Nokobons, the Chibibo is the Goomba, and this weird ass creature known as Princess Daisy is Princess Peach.
    • Inverted during Sonic Genesis, while listing off the problems with the game, Johnny starts off with lesser problems before getting to the worst ones.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • ExandShadow was just added randomly during the Resident Evil 4 commentary, then he eventually became a permanent member.
    • Some guests have ended up recording games for the channel; for example, Nathan recorded Donkey Kong Country 3, and Amanda has said she will record Pokémon Platinum, due to Ted's disliking of Gen IV.
  • Ascended Fanboy:
    • Ted was a big fan of Brainscratch before he became a guest commentator and then the official fourth member of BSC.
    • Amanda, Andrew, and Matt are also big fans that later became guest commentators.
    • Of course, being a fan won't make you a guest commentator, they must come to you first... so for the love of Arceus, don't spam up the Discussion tab on the channel with questions regarding it. That just makes you look like an imbecile.
  • The Atoner: Ryan mentioned he'd personally apologize for Wario World, saying he'd make a 100% full playthrough of Wario Land 4 to make up for it.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In Episode 5 of Sonic 4 Episode II, Johnny managed to get a shield, invincibility, and unleash Super Sonic... unfortunately, aside from an awesome show of effects, only Super Sonic was of any use of the three things.
    Ryan: It's Nuclear Sonic!
  • Baka: Amanda called Ted this during the Ib commentary when Ted passes the correct path and begins wandering around in a manner that Ted himself felt was stupid. However, Ted was not amused by the insult and Amanda soon feels ashamed for using it.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For / I Wished You Were Dead: In the Eva 2.22 commentary, Lewis voices his opinion of Asuka's attitude:
    Lewis: This lady has not earned her massive bitch of an ego, and if her head gets ripped off, I will laugh.
    Ryan: Not in this movie, anyway...
    Lewis: Wait, that happens?
    Ryan: Kind of...
    Johnny: After the research I've done, she goes through a lot of shit...
    Lewis: Oh, good! I'll laugh a lot then!
    Johnny: And then you'll feel guilty.
    Lewis: No I won't.
    [...]
    Lewis: (after Asuka's "death" scene) ...you may notice I'm not laughing right now.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Sonic Genesis for all of them, but the amount of anger Johnny (who is normally a very calm and kind individual) displayed in the final part takes the cake by a landslide.
    • The way Lewis did the Brock Gym battle for Ted.
    • Bringing up having or getting a shiny also seems to be this Ted, but only on videos or topics related to Pokémon. Otherwise, he has stated that he won't care.
    • Fans asking to guest star in a commentary is this for all 4 of them.
      Lewis: We come to you, you don't come to us.
    • Lewis (and sometimes Ted) whenever Johnny or Ryan misses a collectable item (coins, Red Rings, etc.) in the recording.
  • The Bet: The whole reason The Legend of Zelda playthrough was made was a bet from Johnny that Ted would earn his Month of Pokémon if he could beat it without using cheats. It turns out Johnny just wanted to pick on Ted as he was going to do Month of Pokémon anyway.
  • Beyond the Impossible: "I wall-jumped in a game where you can't wall-jump!"
  • Bias Steamroller:
    • Ryan has a huge grudge against EA, Capcom, and as of late, Nintendo. This got him in quite a bit of hot water during the E3 2013 video, mainly for coming off as "whiny".
    • He also dislikes the Kingdom Hearts series as a whole.
    • Due to the recent over-saturation of Mario games being released, Ryan has stated that he has become sick of Mario.
    • Though none of the main members except Ted have played Gen 3, Ryan's the most critical when it's brought up.
    • Lewis to all 8-bit games, with the 2D Mario games being an exception. Justified due to the fact that he grew up in the 16-bit era, and 8-bit games bother him as a result. It doesn't help that he missed the only two Mega Man games that were not 8 bit, having been there for all the others.
    • Johnny towards anti-gravity and ice gimmicks in platformers, as well as deep underwater areas. Although his hate of underwater areas is more of a childhood fear created by Ecco the Dolphin . If His review on his personal channel is to be taken into account, Johnny also seems to hate Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
    • Ted towards Generation 4 of Pokémon. While all of them agree that the plot, world, music and Pokémon were mostly forgettable, Ted manages to find fault in literally every part of Gen 4.
    • He seems to have a grudge against the whole Legend of Zelda franchise in general especially Zelda 1, this is partly due to the frustration Majora's Mask caused him as a kid giving him a bad impression on the franchise. Subverted in the Ocarina of Time commentary, as he has stated it's a good game, but feels that it is highly overrated. To be fair with his Zelda 1 bias, he had a very hard time recording it.
    • He is also quite vocal about his dislike for Earthbound, finding the graphics poor and the instrument quailty in the music terrible along with the dull battle system. He also had some bad experiences with Earthbound fans. Despite this, he has stated that Ness was one of his favorite characters in "Super Smash Bros. Brawl".
    • Ted also hates the indie game Cave Story, because everybody compares it to Metroid and he says that it's nothing like Metroid.
    • Three of the main members seem to have preferred consoles, each on one end of the big three competitors. This occurs even if there are better versions of the game they are playing. Johnny, whenever possible, always goes for the 360 version of a game. Ryan prefers the PS3, and Ted will ONLY play games on Nintendo systems, no exceptions (sans Steam,) going as far as to say he would refuse a Sony system if it was GIVEN to him. He now, out of nowhere, has a PS3.
    • As revealed in the Ace Attorney retrospective, Ted hates Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, mostly due to its poor writing.
  • Big "WHAT?!":
    • In Sonic Genesis, Part 5. At 5:06, you must see to believe.
    • Clement in Sonic 4: Episode 2, when he discovers that there's a hidden shield before the final boss fight, after having tried so many times to defeat it without getting hit in order to unlock an Eggman costume for his Xbox Avatar.
  • Black and White Morality: Invoked by Ryan. Very rarely is a game, movie, etc. just "okay" to him. Either something "suuuucks" or is "AMAZING!"
  • Blood Knight: Nayrman in the New Super Mario Bros. Wii play-through.
  • Born Lucky:
    • Nayrman has some incredible luck during the Mario 2 playthrough; some examples include killing an enemy by jumping under it and making a wall jump.
    • This little gem from the battle against Asshat Oak.
      Nayrman: What's that? You're about to bring out your Hydreigon that's ten levels higher than me and I only have my Samurott with Blizzard... oh what's that? Your attack misses... what's that? Blizzard hits for Super Effective + Critical Hit damage and I one shot you?
    • Lewis got 2 Hidden Blocks, both of which contained Stars, in Mario Party 2 (much to Ryan and Ted's dismay and Johnny's amusement).
  • Brain Bleach:
    • During the Arkham Asylum commentary, Joker makes the quip about scaring Batman by revealing himself in a thong, and gained the appropriate reactions from Nayrman, Solaris, the viewers, and anybody who has played the game.
    • The guys have a similar reaction during the Super Mario Sunshine commentary when it's revealed that Peach is Bowser Jr.'s mother, which is only possible if... The fact that Bowser Jr. is wrong does not change the wrongness of it.note 
    • Playedfor Laughs: Emile's reaction on part 15 of Super Mario Galaxy, after being show a picture of "gumball Sonic".
    Chugga: (while laughing) Oh my God! Why you show this to me!?
  • The Bus Came Back: After Lewis' computer crashed for the second time, Ted stepped in to replace him once again. Lampshaded in the Symphony of the Night and Tetris commentaries.
    Ted: Lewis is here, that means I'm out of the job.
    Ryan: Damn right Ted, get out of here.
  • Butt Monkey:
    • Ted, if the Pokémon Y livestream, Mega Man X3 and The Legend of Zelda commentaries are anything to go by.
    • Lewis could also be considered one, be it for his constant technical problems, not having a job, or not recording anything for the channel for a long while. On one of his attempts to record something, his computer once again crashed, causing the playthrough to be hijacked by Johnny. To be fair, Lewis HAS recorded a few games as of late, predominately the Devil May Cry series and Catherine, the latter of which was recently uploaded to the main channel (a year after much of it was recorded).
  • Buffy Speak: Lewis has a moment of this in Part 14 of Sonic Adventure, when in trying to come up with a analogy for Knuckles' spazzing victory animation, can only come up with "fucking spaz... thing."
  • Call Back:
    • During the Portal playthrough, when Lewis pauses after dying, Ryan says "pausing won't save you". This is word for word what Johnny said to Ryan during the The Lost Levels play-through.
      • And again during the Mario Kart 64 play-through, when Ted pauses after falling off a track, Ryan again says "pausing won't save you".
      • Invoked deliberately in Sonic 4 Episode 2, when Johnny pauses during the fight with the Final Boss (The Death Egg's Heart), Ryan cuts off his own sentence to say "pausing won't save you".
      • Again in Sonic Riders, though pausing actually DOES save Ted this time! As he restarted the race after falling off the track twice in the space of at least 4 seconds.
      • And once again in the Ib play-through where Ted paused the game after being startled by a jump scare, causing Johnny and Ryan to say "pausing won't save you".
    • Johnny and Ryan occasionally repeating commentary from Sonic 1 when playing Sonic Genesis... when they weren't flying into a rage.
    • During a particular surreal dream scene in a train during the Eva 2.22 commentary, Solaris suggests that the G-Man is talking to Gordon Freeman in a nearby traincar. In the Final Fantasy VI commentary they did later, Solaris brings up the same point again for a ghost train, and Nayrman calls back to the former scene in response.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
  • The Cameo: Junkles and Knuckers, who appear in Sonic 3 and Knuckles by the use of Knuckles, all Super Emeralds, 50 rings, and YouTube's framerate issues.
    • Mark in Portal 1, telling Johnny that the possum's back.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • Practically everyone; for example, Nayrman points out Maria's unfortunate concussion in the Rondo of Blood commentary.
    • During the Sonic 2006 commentary, the crew constantly points out all of the areas in which the characters point out the obvious. This bashing leads to major laughs throughout the commentary from both the commentators and the viewers.
  • Captain's Log: Parodied by Ryan throughout the Pikmin commentary.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: During part 4 of the Mega Man 6 commentary, Ryan had a very hard time hearing Clement and Johnny due to choppy call reception. The trio then dubbed this as "Worst Part Ever" in the part itself while still retaining the title "Sorry, what was that? I can't hear you!"
  • Character Title: According to Ted in FindTheComputerRoom's Skype Sanctuary, his username ExandShadow was based on what was originally a review show starring two characters Ex and Shadow, but because he never uploaded the video, Ex and And were merged.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The single coin Ryan stole from Johnny in Mario Party 4? It helped him win the "Most Coins Held At Once" section from Ted.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Pretty much every member. It should be noted that the group can't go a single part without saying a curse word.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • Johnny retells the story of when he was playing Super Mario Land on the subway train, finished it before the destination, and self-agreed to record it for a commentary using a Super Game Boy. Ted then asks if Johnny actually brought a Super Nintendo to a subway.
    • Ted spoils the ending to Super Mario Bros. 2 USA in where the game was all a dream. Johnny then tells Ted that because the game is over twenty-five years old, there is no need of a "Spoiler Alert". Ted then starts spoiling all the endings of movies produced over twenty-five years ago, ending the list with Luke is Darth Vader's father.
    • In Brawl part 5, Lewis calls Ted's character, Wario a fat bastard. Ryan's response?
    Ryan: Who said the captain's fat?
  • Companion Cube:
    • All three members are totally infatuated with the Companion Cube in their Portal commentary. Solaris names it "Biffalo the Third", much to Johnny's confusion.
    • The pretzel bag is another example. Played for Laughs, of course.
    • Lewis considers Mario's pineapple to be one as Mario was seen playing helicopters with it, even though it was just Ryan looking for a way out.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard:
    • Ryan (rightfully) accuses the A.I. of cheating in Pokémon Crystal when Ted took on Lance. Johnny even made a joke about him using Missingno to use a glitch off-screen.
    • Brought up again in Leaf Green about how Lewis complains about how the AI will ALWAYS inflict Status Conditions on you in battle, yet when you try to do it against the AI, you'll fail more often then you should statistically.
    • Played with in Mario Party 2 where the crew's first game ends with Lewis winning as Princess Peach, causing the crew to accuse Lewis of winning only because he picked a cheating whore as his character of choice (Lewis didn't win any of the mini-games, nor did he get the most coins, but he got 2 stars from hidden blocks and a 3rd one for landing on happening spaces the most).
  • Cousin Oliver:
    • Ted, to some extent; he's significantly younger than the rest of the crew. Ryan sometimes lampshades this by saying "KIIIIIIIIIID!" whenever a reference is made to something Ted's never heard of because he was born too late to have ever seen it.
    • Elliot, who's the youngest commentator to date, but hasn't shown up in quite a while.
  • Cross Over:
    • For a long time, FTA did qualify for this, but he's started to become a regular as of late. With FTA's return as a regular to HFC, his appearances could count as a crossover again.
    • Perhaps the TRUE crossover came from the Super Mario Galaxy Race between NTom64 (of Hellfire Commentaries) and Johnny.
      • This can also be seen in NTom's 2013 New Year's update video, where he mentioned Johnny had given him advice regarding video scheduling.
      • Besides that, NTom has also expressed interest in joining the group for a possible Jak and Daxter commentary.
    • Johnny appeared in the Hellfire Comms playthrough of Sonic Labyrinth, and is believed to be appearing in Sonic & The Secret Rings.
      • The entire BSC crew also appeared in several film commentaries during the Hellfire Comms Disney-thon in December 2013.
    • Any commentary with Johnny plus Elliot or Matt, as the three also collaborate as the Super Gaming Brothers.
    • Chuggaaconroy appears in the Brawl multiplayer videos after part 6. He later comes in and joins the group on Super Mario Galaxy.
  • Cruelty Is the Only Option: If the Mega Man commentaries are any indication; Nayrman's motto seemed to be "If I have to suffer playing through this part of the game, you have to suffer watching it!" Cue the screams of Solaris and Johnny in the background. He's gotten better.
  • Curse: The Sonic '06 commentary has killed both Clement's (is fixed) and Solaris' (replaced) computers.
  • Cursed with Awesome: In Part 4 of Mario Kart 64, Lewis tells the others the story about one day in his younger years where a group of kids were mocking him... by throwing money at him. This made the other commentators wish that they were bullied like that.
    Lewis: I don't know why they found it amusing that I kept chasing the quarters they were rolling along the floor.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The crew resorts to this. A LOT.
  • Determinator:
    • Anyone who can play all the way through Sonic '06, with their sanity intact even, is one. note 
    • They may have snapped at the end of Sonic Genesis, but they beat it.
    • A lot of moments in the Mega Man games. They beat airman "twice". These men are mad.
    • Gradius 3: They beat it; the Konami Code was on, though.
    • They played Touhouvania 1 and 2; it's a Touhou game, and that is all you need to know.
    • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is another one to put on the list.
    • They have plans to play I Wanna Be the Guy and Kaizo Mario World for the channel... may God have mercy on their souls.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Lewis. Many, many times.
    Lewis: If you die, I'm going to kill you!

    Lewis: And of course the loops are automatic. Of course.

    Lewis: It's a glowing blue box. That glows.
    • This seems to be a favorite style of Ryan, who will often repeat the same word or joke over and over again until he gets a reaction, and sometimes continues after that.
  • Discretion Shot: A preferred editing method of Johnny whenever he completely fucks something up, as in Sonic 4, for instance.
  • Dissimile: Lewis gives one by describing Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
    Lewis: It's like Super Mario Brothers 1 except you die.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: As of Mega Man 10, they've all done it at least once.
  • Do Well, But Not Perfect: With a bit of luck, the person with the most votes has to play I Wanna Be the Guy. Ted later added that the one with the least votes has to play Kaizo Mario World. Lewis better watch out here.
  • Drinking Game: Has its own page.
  • Dull Surprise:
    • Ryan has a tendency to sound rather bland sometimes. He lampshades it by saying he needs the other two because "I'm boring".
    • TypingBlank is also this (when he speaks). He also commented the reason the guys brought in Amanda during the Super Mario Sunshine commentary is that "I was so boring they brought in someone else".
  • Ear Worm:
    • Nayrman's invincible song that is from a flash animation may count as an in-universe example (he's still waiting for a full version):
      I'M INVIIIIINCIBLLLLLLLE!
      AND YOU CAAAAN'T TOUCH MEEEE!
      YOU CAN GOOOO TO HELL!
      YOU CAN SUUUUCK MY BAAAALLS!
    • FTA Loading Song:
      LOOOADIIING, WE ARE STILL LOOOADIIING!
      OUR SUBS WILL HATE US FOR THIIIS!
    • No More Heroes: Boredom Mix.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery:
    • A case of Just for Pun, of course, but during the Mirror's Edge run of the game, Typing Blank calls out Nayrman for playing the game on easy difficulty.
    • Ryan calls out Johnny for using the Konami Code in the Gradius 3 playthrough a lot.
    • Subverted in Touhouvania 2 where Ted was surprised that the extra boss/stage Andrew had problems with was played on easy, when the other levels were on normal.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: Averted by Johnny in the Portal commentary, when he mentions that a possum is in his room and calls it to everybody's attention. This was also said in their commentary of Mega Man 4 when they made fun of this trope.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Ted "The Kid". "Tedoof", during the Pokémon X and Y Livestream. The name should tell you all that you need to know. (Also responsible for the world's fastest fan-art response of all time, which, needless to say, had the commentators in stitches.)
  • Epic Fail:
    • Johnny's encounter with Storm Eagle during the Mega Man X playthrough. He didn't die during the fight, but to be taken down to an inch of his life by what's considered one of the easiest bosses in the Mega Man X series was fail enough to stand as an example of this trope.
    • Whenever a similar occurrence of Epic Fail occurs, the above example is referenced as a Running Gag by quoting the words "It's STORM EAGLE!"
    • Nayrman surpassed (or would it be sank lower than?) Johnny since he was killed by Toad Man.
    • Solaris somehow manages to get crushed by a ring box during the Knuckles run of Sonic 3 And Knuckles.
    • Solaris losing in less than three seconds (PING!) at Special Stage 3 of Sonic 1. Even though the stage is considered difficult, he didn't touch anything on the controller/keyboard at all.
    • Johnny getting shot and killed by Turrets through a portal in the Portal 2 playthrough, Part 10.
    • The multiple deaths in parts 1 and 2 of the Legend of Zelda playthrough, mostly due to Ted not being familiar with the game.
    • At the end of part 14 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, they manage to get a game over. It was Lewis' fault said game over occured.
    • And add Part 15 of Return to Dreamland as a WHOLE to that.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Ted will make nearly any terrible pun you can think of... ...EXCEPT for Bee Puns. He absolutely hates Bee Puns. To the point he'll call out others for using bee puns.
  • Evil Laughter: All of the main members, excluding Ted, can pull one off very well.
    • Ted manages to pull off a glorious evil laugh upon realizing the new Horde Battles from Generation VI will allow him to gain a ton of experience by grinding Audinos.
  • Evil Overlord List: Read aloud by Ryan and Lewis in "How to be an Evil Overlord".
  • Exact Words:
    • In the second and third reading of their TV Tropes page, Lewis questions the trope Fridge Logic as of how fridges are capable of bringing logic.
    • During the Pokémon Y livestream, Ted warns Johnny against using Torchic's Ember to catch a Combee, pointing out that it will get killed. Johnny uses it anyway and OHKO's the poor bee. When Ted tries to have an I Told You So moment, Johnny reminds Ted that he used the word "killed", the Combee only fainted.

    F-Q 
  • Fan-Art: BrainScratch now has its own deviantART page.
  • Fan Boy:
    • The guys are all fans of the Sonic, Final Fantasy, and Super Smash Bros. series.
    • Johnny loves the Metroid and Castlevania series, and also has an extreme love for Super Mario World.
    • Ryan, Lewis, and John all love the Resident Evil series, while Ted has only played 4, which he ordered live at the advice of the others during their retrospective on the series.
    • Ryan and Johnny are big fans of Cowboy Bebop. Lewis is a fan of Naruto. Ted seems to have a soft spot for the Pokemon anime because it introduced him to gaming in general.
    • Lewis loves the Persona series, which he frequently references during commentaries, much to Johnny and Ryan's confusion. Ted has also stated his enjoyment of the "Shin Megami Tensei" series.
    • Ted is a big fan of the Ace Attorney, Banjo-Kazooie, Dragon Quest, Paper Mario, Pikmin, and Pokemon series, and loves Sonic Adventure 2 more than any other member, which he admits might be due to nostalgia, being the first Sonic game he ever played as a child.
    • Considering he has recorded all the Mega Man games up to this point, it is safe to assume that Ryan is a big fan of them.
    • Matt has a hard on for the Devil May Cry, Persona, and Zelda series.
    • Big Al is a HUGE fan of Wreck-It-Ralph, having admitted to seeing it 20 times, always cosplaying as the titular character at every con he goes to (which people who follow him know is A LOT) frequently quoting characters, and bringing up obscure trivia related to it during their commentary.
    • They all seem to REALLY like the GameCube controller, insisting on using it whenever possible.
  • Fan Sequel:
    • Sort of. Sonic Colors 2: The Quest for Coffee, as if Sonic needs any more.
      Ted: Sonic goes up to Knuckles.
      Ted (as Sonic): Hey Knuckles you have some coffee?
      Ted (as Knuckles): Yeah man, here you go.
      Ted: And thus the game ended.
      Johnny: Easiest game ever!
    • Sonic 3CD and Knuckles and Knuckles; the game can be seen here.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In Sonic Colors, Ryan left two robots alive in Act 2 of Tropical Resort out of a huge horde of Egg Pawns, jokingly saying he left them to mourn the deaths of the other ones.
  • Filler Arc:
    • Ryan admits that the Wario World playthrough is this.
    • In the third TV Tropes reading, Ted says he considers the Ib playthrough this, but Lewis debates it.
    • Not an arc per se, but in the final part of Donkey Kong Country 3, the guys acknowledge that the raw is much shorter than usual, so they decide to continue talking until the part is the usual length.
    • Touhouvania 2 has Parts 6 and 7 dedicated to nothing but four small (read: eight minutes each) cutscenes that has barely anything to do with the main game. Part 7 has the crew almost ignoring it, going into various tangents, and Andrew was quiet for most of the part.
  • First Name Basis: In the beginning, the crew would almost always address each other by their user names. Nowadays, since becoming closer, they ALWAYS call each other by their real names. It has gotten to the point that some newer fans might not even know that they all have individual channels.
    • May also be influenced by the fact that Ted, Lewis, and Ryan haven't uploaded any footage to Youtube for several months now, and it'd be too awkward to call Johnny "Somecallme" or some other nickname.
  • For Science!:
    • Al's answer to every single question asked in the Metroid Fusion and Sonic Colors commentaries.
    • Ted invokes the trope during the group's Let's Play of Kirbys Return To Dreamland. Playing as Kirby, Ted inhales Johnny and spits him into an Advancing Wall of Doom that stops it for a brief half second. Ted also inhales Ryan and spits him through a water stream with a fast current so he can press a switch on the other side.
  • Four-Man Band: Although the group is more often of five now (six including Clement), after Ted joined, they were this for a while (and this still applies when they don't have any guests).
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble: Ryan is the Cynic, John is the Optimist, Ted is the Realist, and Lewis is the Apathetic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Ryan is Phlegmatic, Lewis and Ted are Melancholic, and Johnny is Sanguine.
  • The Gadfly: During the Pokemon Leaf Green play through, Johnny purposely knocks out nearly every legendary Pokemon he fights (except for Dexoys, Mewtwo, and Articuno) just to get a reaction from the rest of the commentators, mostly Ted. Johnny also used cheats to force a shiny Tentacool to appear and he goes to knock it out, again just to annoy Ted.
    • He also stopped Charmeleon from evolving, deliberately for the sake of a reaction... and then replaced it with a Vulpix in the next part.
  • Gender Bender: Behold Rule 63 BrainScratchComms. The "boys" don't seem too happy about their predicament. "Joanna" being the only outright furious one. The rest just seem too embarrassed or generally annoyed to speak up about it. Manny/Amanda ("The Girl") seems to be enjoying the role reversal though, wanting to make the girls part of a harem... to which they immediately object. (Except Elliot, though this is due to the fact that his mind broke.) Now with individual pictures. Meet:
  • Genre Savvy: During one of the commentaries, Lewis makes a comment about the Sonic reference count and proceeds to say many many references to add to the list in a short time.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: In Part 7 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Johnny finds the name Wigglers more suited as a band name, although there is a band similar to it (think kids band).
  • Grammar Nazi:
    • The sheer number of edits made by Solaris while he was tinkering with this wiki page... if wiki edits could kill, the world would have ended that night.
    • Solaris also displays his language-dictatorship ambitions during commentaries, as well. Such as that time during the F-Zero GX commentary where he got on Johnny's case for saying "vampirish" instead of "vampiric." As it turns out, Vampirish is a real word.
    • In the Sonic '06 commentary, Solaris said "Fastly" instead of "Quickly", but no-one called him out on it. It should be noted that in that same part, Solaris said that "Sonic does it, by the power of Teleportion".
    • The intro crawl for the Sonic 4 commentary (see the below example of "Incredibly Lame Pun") was redone many, many times as Solaris fussed over inconsequential grammatical aspects and wording issues. Nayrman finally snapped, refusing to do it again. To this day, Solaris swears his original text was funnier.
  • The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés: The very first "BrainScratch Random" was an epic reading of this list.
  • Groin Attack: How Ryan administers the coup de grâce against Turbo Man in Mega Man 7.
  • Guest Star Party Member:
    • The guest commentators.
    • Also invoked by Emile during the Brawl Tournament at Momo Con. He completely and utterly DECIMATED the main crew in every match once he showed up. The only one that could even put up a fight was Ryan.
  • Hello, Insert Name Here: The crew use normal names in most of the games they play and they use each other's names in Pokémon. In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, they give Link several names, such as Bort, Gary Oak, Batman, and then finally settling on Dumbfuck.
  • Heh Heh, You Said X: After Ryan and Ted bicker about lives and continues in the end of part 12 of Paper Mario, Lewis just cuts them by pointing out the innuendos of what they were saying. Johnny follows suit.
  • Hijacked by Seinfeld: Johnny states his favorite version of Aquatic Park's music track is Act 2's version of it... so what does Ryan do in Act 2? He uses the Blue Wisp with the music they dubbed "the Seinfeld music" for the majority of the level, effectively robbing Johnny of the opportunity to listen to it, which aggravates him.
  • History Repeats: Lewis recorded almost all of Sonic 06 but had computer problems, so Johnny finished the rest of the game. Two years later, Lewis recorded the beginning of Pokemon Leaf Green but, due to computer problems, Johnny had to record the rest.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During the Legend of Zelda commentary, Ted makes a justification that any jump-cut or overly long Pause Screen showing is basically him looking at a guide. This goes all well until Part 3 where at the last few seconds of the video, he jump-cuts, in front of the next dungeon he's supposed to go. Ted tries to explain that jump-cut as a new recording, but the damage has been done.
  • The Hyena: Johnny admits to laughing at menial things a lot.
  • Humiliation Conga: The last turn in Mario Party 4 Midway Madness, directed at Ted.
  • 100% Completion: Their goal for Kirby's Return to Dreamland, but frustrations during one of the final levels caused them to move on.
  • Hypocrite:
    • As mentioned above, Lewis is a Grammar Nazi, but during the Sonic '06 commentary, he said "fastly" instead of "quickly" and no-one called him out on it, until their second reading of this very page.
    • Everyone on puns. Puns were mostly laughed at in the past (or using a certain CSI: Miami scream), and now anyone who puns is getting groans or boos for it. Not to say that some puns do actually work.
    • Ryan mocks Johnny for turning down the difficulty in one commentary, only to play Mirror's Edge on Easy; he's called out on this by TypingBlank.
    • He also does this in the Wario World playthrough where he plays the game with a 100% file with full health and all collectibles. He's called out on this by Johnny and Ted.
    • As well as when he gets fed up with the infamous Chuckster level in Pianta Village, he goes to a hundred percent file with seventy lives to do Corona Mountain, skipping that along with two of Pianta Village's other missions.
    • Amanda calls out Lewis' shit editing in Pokemon Leaf Green for saying Ryan is shit at editing while as time has passed, Ryan has been editing more while Lewis has been editing less.
    • A minor one, in Metroid Fusion: Ted tells Johnny that it takes just three seconds to backtrack and get whatever "necessary" items for Johnny to get. Sonic Colors has Ted saying that it's pointless to have a three second cutscene as it is a waste of time.
      Johnny: What can you do in three seconds Ted?
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Ryan. He criticizes Johnny for chickening out/being a pussy when turning down the difficulty for one of his playthroughs, yet in his playthrough of Mirror's Edge, he puts the difficulty on the easiest setting. Lampshaded by TypingBlank.
    • This little bit from Sonic Genesis part 1:
      Ted: Because unlike you guys, I don't go out of my way to play shit.
      Ryan: ...says the guy that recorded Shadow the Hedgehog for us.
      Ted: You made me do that fucking game!
  • Ignored Aesop: The F-Zero GX commentary strongly implies that doing commentaries over racing games will result in extreme boredom, as the three kept saying that they should never do it again. Come to Mario Kart 64, where Johnny immediately says, "Have we learned nothing from F-Zero GX?"
  • I Hate Past Me: Not much hate, but they mostly try to communicate with their past selves to move on, stop sucking, or look at the obvious.
    • Subverted in the Paper Mario playthrough, where Ted tries to explain a puzzle, only to realize he currently couldn't remember it. He's pleasantly surprised to see that his past self was able to get it right.
    Ted: I wonder if past me knows where I left the car keys.
  • I Meant to Do That: Anytime a screw-up somehow benefits on their progression, Johnny/Lewis will mostly say, "Yeah, that was intentional."
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: In part 9 of Super Mario Galaxy, after an awkward silence coming out of Ghostly Galaxy, Johnny declares the commentary is "dead".
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: In part 4 of the Super Smash Bros commentary, Ryan and Johnny sing along to the Brawl theme song in a "misheard lyrics" style. The lyrics are shown on screen when the song plays again at the end of the commentary.
  • In Harm's Way: Johnny repeatedly states that he is reckless during the Mega Man X games, causing him to put himself in danger or close to getting killed a few times.
  • In Memoriam: Played for Laughs at the very beginning of the Mega Man X2 commentary, both Johnny and Ryan praise on how amazing the Green Biker Dude is and are saddened by his early death, dedicating the first part's title in his honor.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: Brought up during the Touhouvania and Ocarina of Time commentaries.
  • Is This Thing Still On?:
    • Inverted in Part 9 of Mario 64. During the first two minutes, Lewis was thinking why were the others ignoring him (and ruining his Sonic 3D Blast fire joke), until he finds out the mic was in mute. Johnny was wondering before that where he was.
    • Played straight occasionally when the crew forgets that the part is over when they're talking about a different topic.
    • In part 1 of the Shadow the Hedgehog commentary, Amanda was writing down topics she would want to talk about during the commentary and thinking out loud from time to time (for which she was called out by Johnny) for entire six minutes before realizing they were recording.
  • The Juggernaut: Ryan's preferred method of going through a stage in a classic Megaman game; plow through absolutely everything no matter how much damage he takes.When he gets to the Robot master, however...
  • Jump Scare:
    • A couple happen during the Ib playthrough. They manage to startle Ted and Amanda pretty good.
    • Also that Jynx jump scare in the "Pokemon Leaf Green" Commentary in Rock Tunnel.
  • Killed Off for Real:
  • Kleptomaniac Hero:
    • During the No More Heroes playthrough, Ryan displayed a bizarre and extremely pointless compulsion to activate every fire extinguisher in the building on his way to a certain boss, and yet he disregarded the more useful wrestling masks.
    • Lewis is more practical — he's only a raging klepto when it comes to things you can actually collect, although they may still be completely pointless, as are the Silver Medals in Sonic the Hedgehog 2006... and he'll still probably have a compulsive urge to collect them and not quite be able to suppress it.
    • Johnny, however, states that he is the anti-klepto of the group as he completely ignores the Red Star Rings during the Sonic Generations playthrough, even if they were right next to him.* Which repeats itself in the Sonic 4: Episode II playthrough.
    • The basic rule of thumb between the two: Ryan collects useful things (Riddler trophies and Joker teeth), whilst Lewis collects pointless things (extra lives and continues in Sonic 3 and Knuckles, which has a save function).
    • Ted's reactions to Johnny ignoring expansions in Metroid Fusion show that he, too, is a klepto.
    • Ryan is shaping up to be an aversion of this now, as of Spyro the Dragon.
  • Large Ham: Who else but Chuggaaconroy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ted gives some rather forced-sounding screams when the group comes across a wild Bidoof in the Pokémon Y livestream (you know, just to make sure you remember how much he hates Gen 4). They proceed to catch a female and nickname it Ted, which quickly garners fanart that Johnny keeps onscreen for the rest of the livestream.
  • Last Name Basis: Clement. His first name is Jamie by the way.
  • Lazy Bum: Where the crew is known for their unprofessionalism, Ryan seems to be the only one that cuts corners on required material. (See the Super Mario Sunshine and New Super Mario Bros. walkthrough, to name a few.) And when he doesn't cut corners, he usually leaves in useless footage that goes on much longer than needed. (See Madness Mantra below.) Ironically enough, since becoming partners, Ryan seems to be trying to be a tad more professional, always introducing and maintaining more order during discussions, having Nathan cut down parts he recorded to save time, and outright said that Johnny's gaming hobby is a "career now," though that could be referring to Johnny's two singular channels, which are also partnered.
  • Legacy Character: Biffalo, and all of its incarnations.
  • Let's Play:
    • It's not; some people would assume it's one due to how the voices match the gameplay, especially Ryan's.
      Matt: For those who see this as a Let's Play, HA!
    • Kirby's Return to Dreamland, The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, and Mario Party 2 & 4 are the only Let's Plays they have done for the channel so far.
  • Lets See You Do Better:
    • Recent commentaries show Ted mainly criticizing Johnny and Ryan from not getting easy-to-get items, high ranks, or other mundane things, which results Ryan telling Ted to do a 100% run of the same game for his channel. Ted denies doing so because "he has other games to do".
    • Ryan does this again in Donkey Kong Country 2, this time towards Matt. Despite all the odd requirements, Matt is determined to accomplish his goal.
  • Limited Sound Effects: Behold the majestic and multi-talented Nayrman214 as he lends a much-need dose of ambiance to an epic showdown between Leon S. Kennedy and a squad of zombie cultists.
  • Live Episode: Smash Brothers Brawl, Kirby's Return to Dreamland and Mario Party 2 and 4.
  • Ludicrous Speed: In order to get through the second Sky Chase subgame in Part 11 of the Sonic Adventure playthrough without having to jump cut, Johnny interrupts the in-game footage with Lord Dark Helmet shouting "Ludicrous Speed GO!" Johnny then speeds the video up around 300% and adds the plaid look directly from the movie. According to Ryan, Lewis has never seen Spaceballs. However, during the actual reference sequence, Lewis quotes the movie. Whether this moment is left over idiocy from Ryan's Sonic and Tails run of Sonic 3 And Knuckles is unknown.
  • Madness Mantra:
    • Solaris nearly goes insane while watching an entire full-length part of Nayrman farming for Rush Jet energy in Mega Man 3, to the point where he had delusions of Drawing magic in Final Fantasy VIII.
      Solaris: Come on, Squall, you can do it, just thirty more Death spells until you're immune to Level 5 Death forever! Draw! Draaaaaaawwwwwww!!!
    • This happens again during the No More Heroes 2 "parking lot" section, although the madness was not so severe. Although that was scripted.
    • And comes back in full force during the F-Zero GX gameplay. Below is just a small sample:
    • And again in the commentary for Mega Man 4, where Ryan is farming for energy drops when he thought he edited it out.
    • The Portal 2 Co-Op Commentary after the first two parts or so.
    • During part 15, Johnny gets so bored out of his mind that he starts playing Sonic R music, the theme from Jeopardy, and the Mii Channel Theme, trying to not go insane.
    • Level 9-7 of the New Super Mario Bros Wii commentary.
    • The "chuckster" level in Super Mario Sunshine. Ryan even juxtaposes "Fuck this level" with his failures. Johnny also mentions this trope.
  • Man Child:
    • Pretty much the whole crew.
    • Johnny admits this.
    • Matt calls the crew out on this for singing the Winnie the Pooh theme song in Part 5 of the Donkey Kong Country 2 commentary, immediately after which Ryan begins to sing the My Little Pony theme.
      Ted: But he's so adorable.
      Matt: Not when you're twenty, and not when you're a man.
      Ryan: (singing) My Little Pony...
  • Man With A Thousand Voices:
    • Out of the four commentators, Johnny has done the most imitations. From doing many accents and voices for characters in-game, or as a joke.
      Nayrman: Isn't that right Mr. Invisible Pink Unicorn?
      Johnny: (in a deep accent) Yes Ryan, you tell them motherfuckers!
      Johnny: (using his normal voice) Mr. Unicorn, you can talk!?
    • During the Pokemon Yellow commentary when a Dragonite is sent out to battle in the Elite Four:
      Johnny: (imitating Barney the Dinosaur) Oh, I'm gonna get gangsta up on these bitches! A stranger is only a friend you haven't met yet.
      Johnny: (using his normal voice) What the hell are you teaching our kids?!
    • His Big The Cat impersonations are spot on, and quite hilarious with the shit he comes up with.
      Johnny: (as Big) Froggy! If this about that I shoved you up my ass, I was really drunk! Get back here you fucker!
      Tails: Sonic let's hurry, we need to find the Chaos Emeralds!
      Johnny: FUCK the Chaos Emeralds! I need to find Froggy!
    • He has sung parts of the Trololo song to the point that he does sound like, if not close to, Edward Khil.
    • However, the most popular and hilarious voices he has done thus far seems to be of Luigi. From Luigi's Mansion to the Mario Party live playthroughs to introducing the Super Mario Bros. Movie and also to his livestream of New Super Luigi U, the jokes they come up with seem to be naturally funny
      Johhny: (as Luigi in Mario Party 2) Go ahead, go for it, go for it. I fucking dare you. I'm going to bash the shit out of the button. You can't hold Luigi (Ryan: NO!)! No one can hold Luigi! Luigi decides when Luigi goes or fails. Try it again. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker! YOU CAN'T GRAB LUIGI! Why aren't you going after the fucking monkey!? Your mother's a fucking ham sandwich!

      Johnny: (Luigi in Luigi's Mansion) Mario, are you in there?! Are you? Good. Stay there.

      Johnny: (Luigi in Mario Party 4) God, it's me Luigi. If you have any sense of reason, you will keep that ball away from the purple fuck that lives wit- FUCK YOU GOD, I disown you! I'm going to meet with Lucifer, first thing in the morning!
      Ted: (as Toad/Lucifer) You know I'm right here. We can talk right now if you want.
    • Spax. Unfortunetly, every single one of them is ear raping and/or annoying.
  • The Many Deaths of You:
    • Ted gets his ass kicked hard at the Legend of Zelda.
    • Ryan suffered this in the SMB2 The Lost Levels playthrough, considering he edited out a good number of his deaths.
  • Miles Gloriosus:
    • Mere inches away from losing his final life (and the points he'd amassed throughout the game), Nayrman cowardly hovers on the sidelines during the final boss battle of the multiplayer Turtles in Time Re-Shelled playthrough. He steals the last blow after all three other players wear the final boss down, celebrating his status as the designated winner.
    • Does it again on the Pokémon Crystal commentary when he brags that he (Gastly) was the reason why they defeated Miltank.
    • And again in the Pokémon Crystal commentary when he says that he (a Haunter this time) was why Ted defeated Poliwrath.
  • Milestone Celebration: To celebrate Brain Scratch Commentaries' five-year anniversary in April 2014, the guys made a video reminiscing on the channel's origins, how far they've come and all the guests they've had since then, what their favorite BSC playthroughs are, and where they're heading in the future.
    • The Link: The Faces of Evil playthrough was also made to celebrate the 5th Anniversary, and thus, each part ends with a different version of the BSC logo from over the years.
    • The guys discuss the tenth anniversary consisting of nothing but them sitting on a jar of mayo for 10 minutes.
  • Mind Screw: Johnny and Nayrman do this to Solaris during the The Lost Levels commentary when Solaris's video won't load, making up several things that are happening, including Bruce Lee coming on the screen for some reason.
  • MST3K Mantra: Invoked by Clement's line, "It's A VIDEO GAME!", sums this trope up to a tee.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The Sonic Genesis commentary begins with Johnny giving an Evil Laugh in sadistic glee for the hell he is about to put everyone through... until he suddenly starts desperately screaming "What are we doing? What are we doing!?"
  • Never Learned to Read: TypingBlank, unfortunately, as he repeatedly stumbles through reading these tropes during the special episode.
  • Never My Fault: The entire crew gets a Game Over in Kirbys Return To Dreamland several times in level 7-2, with Ryan angrily blaming Ted for the fuck ups. While the entire team did share some parts of the blunders, Ted screwed up the most by rushing blindly into blocks that crush him or his teammates. Ted refused to admit it he was at fault.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: "Super Machine Gun Table Attack!"
  • No Indoor Voice:
    • Elliot in the Scott Pilgrim commentary.
    • Spax during the SNES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time commentary.
    • Amanda in the the Shadow The Hedgehog commentary.
    • Chuggaaconroy (no surprise there) in the Brawl tournament.
    • Everyone during Mario Party.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Ted near the end of Part 5 of the Sonic Colors commentary, the part where he "fan-gasms" multiple times towards Planet Wisp's music.
    Ted: Hold on guys, I've got to clean off my computer screen.
    Johnny: That's fucking disgusting! You had pants on!
    Ted: I spilled Coke on it guys, what were you thinking?
    Ryan and Al: Oh.
    Ted: I'm just not careful with my soda, that's all.
  • Now Buy The Merchandise: At the end of their Fifth Anniversary Look Back, they discuss the idea of selling merchandise. A popular one among the kids is "Brainscratch the Flamethrower".
  • Obvious Beta: Something the crew takes advantage of with the Resident Evil 4 special episode.
    Johnny: I hope they never fix this shit.
  • Off Model: The trio points out instances during cutscenes in the Rondo of Blood commentary when the sprites don't look quite right.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!:
    • During Ring Man's stage in Mega Man 4, Ryan repeatedly runs back and forth across the gaps to recharge Mega Man's health meter or farm lives. The rest of the crew and guests end up moaning in despair, fearing a retread of his Mega Man 3 fiasco. Fortunately, he doesn't really grind that long.
    • Deliberately invoked in the Mega Man 5 playthrough
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The guys are convinced that Kirby is one.
  • Once per Episode: Lewis, Johnny, and Ryan make a shit ton of Sonic references.
  • One-Episode Wonder:
    • The only playthrough that has one part is Tetris.
    • ...So does Pokémon Black & Blue.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Johnny's real name is Juan, but everyone (including his brother and Johnny himself) just call him Johnny.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Lewis seems firmly rooted in reality, as he constantly nitpicks or rants about anything in games that wouldn't make any logical sense in the real world.
      Lewis: Why is the block flipping when we're just pushing it flat with our hands like this?
      Johnny: I'm just gonna have to ask you to shut up right now.
    • As of late Ted seems to be following in his footsteps.
  • Original Character:
    • Junkles and Knuckers from Sonic 3CD & Knuckles & Knuckles.
    • Pretzel Bag could also count for this, as well as the many incarnations of Biffalo.
  • Out of Order: It's easier to count the instances where their Sonic L Ps AREN'T this. (It's especially apparent during their L Ps of the Genesis Days)
  • The Perfectionist: Lewis, who tends to go after every ring he sees in both his Sonic 1 playthrough and during most of his recording of Sonic '06. Seems to have lightened up during his Knuckles run of Sonic 3 And Knuckles (besides getting perfects in special stages and amassing extra lives and continues).
  • Person as Verb: Pulling a Ted.
  • Poor Communication Kills: 90% of the entire reason for the deaths and frustrations in the Portal 2 Co-Op playthrough.
  • Pun-Based Title: At the insistence of Solaris, Nayrman included a Star Wars intro crawl in the first part of the Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I commentary, titling the Episode, "The Fandom Menace."
  • Pungeon Master: Both Ted and ParanoiaSonik. Unlike the former, the latter makes some well timed puns in the Mega Man X3 commentary.
  • Punny Name:
    • TypingBlank, or according to Pokémon Crystal, "Typing "
    • Part 18 of Paper Mario playthougth the guys make a fuckton of shy-guy puns.
  • Put on a Bus: Ted lampshades this during the Tetris commentary, saying now that Lewis is back he doesn't need to be there.
    • Played straight with Spax3 who hasn't been featured as a guest since Turtles In Time almost 4 years ago.

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  • Rage Breaking Point: ''Sonic Genesis was already infuriating Johnny with its slowdown, screwed momentum and screen-crunch, but when the game registers touching the side of one of the final boss's pillars as getting crushed (right after a cheap game over at that), that was the last straw...
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: Most of the time when there isn't any silence going on. The best form was Ryan's "Captain's Logs" in Pikmin.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Johnny gives out these during the Portal 2 Co-op and Sonic Genesis play-through. The former due to being extremely boring (mostly because of Ryan and Lewis's dicking around) and the latter due to being a bastardization of the original Sonic The Hedgehog.
    • Johnny as Luigi gives one to Ryan as Wario during the crane game in Mario Party 2 after Ryan tries to grab him.
      Johnny (as Luigi): Go ahead, go for it, go for it. I fucking dare you. I'm going to bash the shit out of the button. You can't hold Luigi (Ryan: NO!)! No one can hold Luigi! Luigi decides when Luigi goes or fails. Try it again. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker! YOU CAN'T GRAB LUIGI! Why aren't you going after the fucking monkey!? Your mother's a fucking ham sandwich!
    • And then Wario finally grabbed him, but he still lost the minigame since Donkey Kong (Ted) was still there.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Johnny and Ted are both the red to Ryan and Lewis' blue.
  • Retroactive Wish: Inverted. Anytime Johnny talks about a game he once played before that he loves/hates, the viewers will immediately ask him if he can record it for a commentary. Discussed in the Touhouvania commentary.
  • The Rival: Hilariously in Mario Party 4, Ryan's Waluigi is the rival of Johnny's Luigi.
  • Rule 34:
    • An obvious joke that Solaris in particular exploited whenever possible. One example occurred during the Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels) commentary.
      Solaris: Let's see... furry porn, veggie porn, munitions porn, weather porn, and now... uh, fire porn?
      Johnny: Wait, why fire porn? Who mentioned fire porn? How do you @#$% fire?!
    • Revisited again by FTA on Mega Man 8 during the Grenade Man mid-boss battle.
      Gareth: There are people who legally marry horses, but that's not nearly as fucked up as robot porn.
  • Running Gag: Certain gags and themes show up repeatedly across a number of videos, such as Johnny's Old Shame, or Lewis and his constant Sonic references.
    • Someone pausing the game as they die, leading another to say "pausing won't save you": see Call Back above.
    • An outburst of the word "NUCLEAR!" whenever there's a quibble about pronunciation.
    • Lewis and his arguments with some guy on the Sonic Retro forums comes up a lot.
    • "EAT A SNAKE!"
    • The legacy of Biffalo in all his/its incarnations.
    • Starting in the Pokemon Crystal commentary, anytime someone is interrupted by a phone call or some other third party (usually happens to Ted), the group (mainly Ryan,) pretends that the Pokemon Fan Club President is harassing him on the phone, rambling about his Rapidash.
    • In the Symphony of the Night commentary, whenever something doesn't make sense, Johnny says it's ok cause "This castle is a creature of chaos, it may take many incarnations."
    • Ted adding Sonic's Final Smash shout from Super Smash Brothers Brawl almost every time the move Supersonic is used in the Pokemon Crystal commentary.
    • Ted naming the Pokémon he catches and intends to use during a Pokémon playthrough after various members of the group. It should be noted that every time he does this, Johnny gets pissed off.
      Johnny: You made ME a FUCKING YELLOW RAT?

      Johnny: You made ME a FUCKING BUG?
    • Whenever an Electrode is encountered, Guile's Theme from Street Fighter plays. A soundbite of Guile saying "Sonic Boom" whenever Electrode or any Pokémon that knows the move uses it is also used.
    • Johnny bringing up that they canceled the Devil May Cry 4 playthrough during the Portal 2 Co-op while bored out of his mind.
    • Lewis bringing up Naruto during the Final Fantasy 6 commentary.
    • Wario World: "I got a million dollar contract."
    • WHY?! WHY?! WHY?! WHY?!
    • "Captain's Log. Stardate: Now."
    • On The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ryan inserting clips of a Skyward Sword animation in when cutting or when someone hits on Link.
    • "It's magic! Ooh! With whimsy!"
    • Lewis bringing up Persona seems to have become this since Sonic Riders.
    • The Jesus Barrel in Donkey Kong Country 3/
    • Ryan blaming Ted for everything in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
      Ryan: You don't deserve that!
    • Ryan saying "D'oh!" in the style of Wario every time the character he's playing as gets injured or messes up in both Kirby's Return to Dreamland and Mario Party 2. YMMV, but some might call this one an Overused Running Gag
    • During the Final Fantasy VI commentary, they almost always shout a character's name (due to it being in all caps by default). Early in the playthrough, they even state that it will likely be the running gag for that run.
    • Ryan and Johnny frequently reference older TV shows and other things from their childhood, which tend to go over the head of Ted (who is younger than both of them). This prompts Ryan to exclaim "Kiiiiiiid!" while Johnny bemoans how old this makes him feel.
      Johnny: Ted, I just felt a little bit of hair fall off of my head!
    • In Metroid Prime, Johnny enforced one in that they have to make Samus think to herself in the elevators.
    • Lava Levels Legitimatize Long Lengths of Loquacious ... uhhh ... Alliteration.
    • Lewis having issues with >ebsite/YouTube throughout the recording of the Paper Mario commentary. Lewis having issues with YouTube in general.
    • Ted asking Ryan what the "strange contraptions" in 90's movies are, like pay phones and landlines.
    • Christopher Walken.
    • The incomparable Ronald Raquel.
    • Whenever Lewis's call randomly drops, we get: "Lewis? Lewis! Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwiiiiiiiiiiissssssssss!!!!!!!"
    • "UNLIMITED POWAH!!"
    • Ted saying he can't play games on Steam or his PS3 because he needs to play Paper Mario: TTYD again.
    • Ted singing "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions".
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: A Running Gag, mostly done by Nayrman in Resident Evil 4.
    "SWIPE! SWIPE! SWIPE!"
  • Say My Name:
    • Played for Laughs during the Final Fantasy VI commentary, where the GUYS would keep SHOUTING the characters' NAMES because they were CAPITALIZED.
    • This also appears in the video where they read IGN's Top 100 RPGs list with their repeated cries of "LEWIS!" whenever a game comes up that they know nothing about but him.
  • The Scrappy:invoked
    • Invoked by Ryan, who immediately referred to TypingBlank as such at the beginning of the Mirror's Edge commentary.
    • Also Lampshaded with Amanda in the Dragon Ball retrospective.
      Amanda: Why am I here?
      Johnny: Because we wanna piss off the subscribers. They can't stand you, Amanda.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Various instances have the commentators lead into these things, or have them so bored that they end up here anyways.
    • In Sonic Rush, they start talking about the music in the game, and eventually it delved into how Ted likes to sleep on his side. Comically, in the same stage in Blaze's story, they talk about wearing high heeled shoes.
    • Portal 2 Co-Op.
    • In part 12 of the Luigi's Mansion commentary, the crew goes on a tangent about Trick-or-Treating and Fast food restaurants of all things.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • During an interview with Sonic Paradox, the crew found out that the viewers had shipped Ted with Amanda, Ted with Lewis, Johnny with Lewis, and Johnny with Ryan. They were not only disturbed by the pairings, but also by the fact that their fans were shipping real people.
    • During the same interview, Johnny questioned why pairings in the internet are called ships, giving Solaris an interesting idea.
      Solaris: From now on shipping will be known as boating, I boat Naruto×Hinata!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • Brental Floss, Hellfire Commentaries, Big Al, Clement, The Nostalgia Critic... this list could go on.
    • And of course, the numerous Sonic references.
    • A shout-out to Junkles was made by Nayrman during the Sonic CD commentary (after a stutter of words by Solaris).
    • Ted and Johnny in Part 3 of the Metroid Fusion commentary mentioned two particular lines from the Dig Dug episode of Sonic for Hire.
      Ted: Now we can go rape that village!
      Johnny: Yay, monster rape!
    • The guys bring up Chuggaaconroy a lot during Pokemon Crystal, Pikmin, and Super Mario Sunshine.
    • Johnny will sometimes quote someone who commented on the RAWs.
    • The constant use of clips from Ukinojoe's, Groose Grooseword Gourd in Ocarina of Time.
  • Sir Swears Alot: Big Al and Matt.
  • The Smurfette Principle:
    • SonicandShadowfan15 is the only female member of the BSC crew, if only a frequently used guest. This reached a head when there was a period that she seemed to be brought in for EVERYTHING, leading some fans to assume that they were bringing her in JUST to have a girl.
    • Lampshaded in the Pokemon Crystal playthrough, where the last Pokémon captured, a Skarmory, is nicknamed "The Girl".
    • Averted in the Pokémon Y First Impressions video where Amanda appears with Masae Anela together.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Tropes: The Sliding Scale of Lewis to Not-Lewis.
  • So Unfunny It's Funny: Johnny says that Ted's terrible puns are amusing to him in the Pikmin commentary.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Part 19 of the Ocarina of Time commentary has the music during the fight against Phantom Ganon replaced with the cheery and upbeat music from Mario Golf/Tennis to go along with Ryan's "tennis racquet" weapon.
  • So You Were Saying...?:
    • Solaris makes a solid argument about Mario 64's power-ups being highly situational and gimmicky, only for Nayrman to completely ignore him by pointing out the goofy music (the theme played in the vanish cap cavern) played during his rant.
    • Again this happens when Solaris tries to explain about the CGI cutscenes involving the Xbox 360 port of Sonic Adventure, Johnny interrupts him remarking at how slow Dr. Robotnik is crashing down near Tails.
    • Also, the name of this trope is also played straight and inverted in many commentaries when they are recording many parts in a row, usually done by Solaris.
      Solaris: As I was saying before the end of the last part.
  • Spork: Catch Phrase used in some of the earlier videos. It didn't catch on.
  • Squee:
    • Ryan has one at the start of Metroid Prime.
    • Adam West Batman
  • Story Arc:
    • In the Tails portion of the Sonic Adventure playthrough, during the flashback of Tails meeting Sonic for the first time in part 10. The gang quickly comes up of a story of how Sonic had stolen a penny that he, Tails, himself found.
      Nayrman: Angst, angst, oax, angst.
      Solaris: Sadness, more angst. Oh, a penny. (Sonic then runs past in front of Tails)
      Nayrman: And now it's gone.
      Johnny: He took my penny, that was my penny! Hey! I'm talking to you! I didn't think he heard me. I'm gonna chase that fucker. (Tails begins following Sonic smiling) My penny! Gimme back my penny! It was mine!
      Solaris: I saw it first!!
      Johnny: HEY! YOU BLUE FUCKER!
      Solaris: Sonic, your shoes are untied!
      Nayrman and Solaris: I don't have shoelaces, you dipshit.
      Johnny: (the flashback ends) We completely shitted on that flashback.
    • And later in the Sonic Colors commentary:
      Nayrman: You still owe me that penny, Sonic, so the bet is mute. I mean moot.
    • And later in Wario World where Tails' missing penny prevents Wario's castle from being as much as Mario's million dollar contract.
    • "The Not-Lewis Chronicles", named after a set of commentaries that Lewis never appeared in. They ended in Part 3 starting at the Pokémon Leaf Green Commentary.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: When Johnny beats the Omega Metroid in Metroid Fusion, he starts to shoot missiles at random places when waiting for the ending to start, while everybody is chanting, "BLOW SHIT UP, BLOW SHIT UP, BLOW SHIT UP!"
  • Suddenly Voiced: They will give any inanimate object, creature, or silent character a voice.
    Ryan: Wait a second, why did I give the bug creatures from Resident Evil 4 a voice?
    Johnny: Why did I give the Metal Box personality?
  • Suckiness Is Painful: Ted actually got a headache (yes, a real one) from the Sonic Genesis commentary. So did several of the viewers; the screen crunch, horrible frame rate, and randomly disappearing/reappearing objects/backgrounds are akin to the Virtual Boy in how they assault a person's eyes.
  • Super OCD: Lewis proves this time and time again with his kleptomaniac moments.
  • Take That: Everyone likes to take jabs at each other either by the commentator's gameplay or whatever they said. Ryan seems to be a target of this; however, he shrugs it off and tells them to "shut the fuck up".
  • Talk About the Weather: Parodied by Ryan's "How about that local sports team?", coined during the F-Zero GX commentary, to which Lewis responded "No! I hate sports!"
  • That Came Out Wrong: Lewis during Part 1 of the Sonic: The Lost Worlds commentary.
    Ryan: There you go again, right next to the checkpoint.
    Lewis: Well it doesn't matter, I have a portable checkpoint in my pants.
    Johnny: I'm sorry, did you just say that out loud?
    Lewis: I didn't mean what you think I meant.
  • Theme Music Power-Up:
  • There Are No Girls on the Internet:
  • The Quiet One:
    • Lewis during the crew's play through of Kirbys Return To Dreamland. The rest of the crew lampshaded how Lewis was unusually quiet most of the time and Lewis stated he was very focused on playing the game since he can't play and talk at the same time without screwing up. This also happens during many recent commentaries. If the group is commentating over a game that Lewis is indifferent to, he comes off as very tired or bored, and often goes whole parts only speaking once or twice (often just an apathetic "yup,") or not speaking at all. Subverted, however, when they're discussing games he likes. In these cases, Lewis is MUCH more lively and talkative, often dominating the entire conversation.
    • TypingBlank becomes this in Super Mario Sunshine.
      Lewis: HE SPEAKS! HE SPEAKS!
  • Third-Person Person:
    • Almost every time he posts a channel comment with their joint YouTube account, Solaris forgets to sign his name as part of the comment. He then remembers, comes back, and adds an additional comment reading "...said Solaris" to clarify who posted the comment.
    • Ted appears to have done this as well.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • The boys open the Sonic '06 Commentary this way. Nearly every part of the commentary has moaning in the description.
    • They weren't too thrilled about playing Shadow the Hedgehog either.
      Ted: (chipper) Hey guys! It's that... *sighs* I can't even pretend to sound enthusiastic. Here's Shadow-the-fucking-Hedgehog.
      Johnny: (bitterly) Oh boy! It's the one a lot of you have been waiting for! ...You sick assholes.
    • Every episode of the Sonic Genesis Commentary.
  • Token Nonhuman: Pretzel Bag.
  • Top Ten List: The guys frequently read aloud and make fun of IGN's "Top Whatever Lists", as well as other types of lists, such as from Nintendo Power's final issue.
  • Trope Are Not Bad: Ted references this in response to Lewis ranting that he is not a character.
  • Un Evil Laugh: Ted. Lamp Shaded by Ryan.
    Ryan: You need to work on your evil laughter.
  • Unsound Effect: In the Castlevania: Rondo of Blood commentary, Johnny took the liberty of adding subtitles to the cutscenes. In the very first cutscene, when a woman screams after being sacrificed, the subtitles read "*women screaming*".
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Iwasaperson seems to be the least interested in the So Bad It'sGood cutscenes during Faces of Evil.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Ted has "If that makes any sense," which is said whenever he is done with an explanation (which often derail into rambles after a certain point,) and isn't sure if it made sense (obviously).
    • Johnny has "X did so many things right for me" and "the definitive version," the former of which is said whenever he goes on about a game, movie, etc. that he is particularly fond of. The latter is used whenever John talks about what he believes is the best version of a game or movie (obviously,) and is also used a lot to the same effect on his main review channel.
    • In his own reviews, Johnny also has "*noun* itself/himself/herself." This is more of a scripting habit, and not something he says without thinking.
    • Ryan's small chuckle when he finishes a sentence.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: The playthrough of New Super Mario Bros. Wii has Toad always being thrown into enemies or pits.
  • Walking Disaster Area: The guys theorize that Samus is this, seeing as how pretty much every planet or ship she lands on ends up exploding. Whenever someone points out that Tallon IV didn't explode, Ryan adds "Yet..."
  • Watch It Stoned: Johnny's Painkillers he needed to take after a trip to the emergency room caused for some questionable content during the F-Zero GX commentary.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties:
    • In part 4 of Sonic 4 Episode II commentary , Ted's Skype screws up a lot leading to him often not being able to finish his sentences several times. This episode is appropriately titled "Ted Vs Skype (Round 38)".
    • Johnny and Clement's Skype screw up a lot during the Mega Man 6 commentary, leading to one part of it to be called "The Worst Part Ever".
  • We Cannot Go On Without You:
    • Ryan hosts and records all of the Skype chats, so him dropping out will cause the crew to start all over the part they were in.
    • In the 12/19/13 livestream, it's decided for each Project M match that whoever loses first will be replaced by someone else in the next match... except for Johnny, who needs to be in every match because he's the one recording them for the stream!
  • We Want Our Jerk Back:
    • A lot of the fans were missing Lewis from the commentaries after his computer crashed.
    • And now after Solaris has vanished from most of Crystal and both Mega Man 7/X3, this seems to be happening again.
    • And again when Solaris wasn't part of Metroid Fusion, Mega Man 8, Sonic Colors, Sonic Genesis, and Donkey Kong Country 2.
  • Wham Line:
    • The reactions of Ryan, Clement, Ted, and Paranoiasonik when Johnny said he preferred Mega Man X6 to X3. (Especially Clement.)
    • The reactions of everyone in the Mike Pollock interview, when Mike said that he did a lot of hentai voicework early on.
    • Their reactions of FTA's preference of Shadow the Hedgehog to Sonic Heroes.
    • The rest of the crew's reaction when Ted mentions that he never tried a Twinkie.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?:
    • In the fifth part of the Sonic Genesis commentary, Ted reveals to everyone his superpower: Physically making people unable to open food wrappers.
    • According to him, it was either that or stairway beams (which would have been only slightly more useful, as Ryan points out.)
      Ryan: So, what would my incredibly useless power be?
      Ted: I dunno.
      Johnny: Climb ladders faster.
    • He also has the power to give back three seconds of anyone's time by shooting exploding magical timey-wimey energy out of his body to everyone hearing him at the moment.
    • Ted also says that he somehow earns useless powers a frequent rate, but he only had use for a couple of them.
  • What the Hell, Parents?: The boys' response to the revelation that kids are watching their videos.
  • What the Hell, Player?:
    • Ted is prone to saying this to Ryan/Johnny when they're killing innocent enemies who weren't doing anything to them. The usual response is, "They're in my way".
    • They also get on Johnny's case for defeating Legendary Pokémon instead of capturing them, as well as a Shiny Tentacool Johnny encounters outside of Cerulean Cave. note 
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?:
    • In the intro cutscene of the Sonic Riders Hero story, the gang wonders why the Babylon Rogues don't just run over Sonic and friends.
    • In the F-Zero GX commentary, when Samurai Goroh challenges Captain Falcon, Lewis lampshades this.
      Lewis: Just run them over!
  • A Winner Is You:
    • Invoked in part 4 of Wario World, where Ted claims that Banjo-Tooie is the origin of the Hailfire Peaks trope, while the other commentators say that it's only the Trope Namer. Turns out Ted was right, though, and he proceeds to state "A winner is me" in victory. Although, as he later pointed out in the latest TV Tropes reading, Ted was actually WRONG.
    • Played with in Paper Mario when the guys bet on when Lewis' Skype will drop again, Ted wins as soon as Johnny loses and states "A [=Win RAR=} is me!".
  • A Wizard Did It:
    • According to Johnny and Ryan, this is the undeniable answer of how Batman does the millions of illogical things throughout Arkham Asylum.
    • On similar logic, the reason that the bad guys started to dance with Michael Jackson in Moonwalker is because he's Michael Jackson.
  • You Monster!:
    • Johnny's reaction when Ted reveals he wouldn't mind being reincarnated as a Tapeworm.
    • Ted's reaction when Lewis wonders if Pikmin can be baked and eaten like carrots.
  • You Suck: Ryan says this whenever criticizing/making fun of someone, mostly Johnny.
  • You're Insane!:
    • Everyone's response to Gareth claiming that Shadow The Hedgehog's Lost Impact is his favorite level in the game.
    • Johnny and Ryan find it hilarious when Ted claims that he would sooner record SONIC GENESIS than Gen IV of Pokémon, simply on the basis that Genesis is done faster. This was notably toward the end of Part 1 of the Genesis LP, so Ted had yet to experience headaches from the horrible frame rate, the butchered soundtrack, and some very cheap deaths caused by the screen crunch and slowdown; he probably changed his mind by the end.


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