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Web Video: Filthy Frank
"It's Filthy Frank, muthafucka, it's Filthy Frank, bitch"
— The outro to many of Frank's videos.

Welcome to the rice fields, motherfucker.

Hey ese, describe Filthy Frank here!

Created by George Miller, Filthy Frank is a series of comedy vlogs describing the life and surreal adventures of a Japanese-American man by the name of Filthy Frank, as well as several other strange people that inhabit his place of residence at any given time. The show is surreal, rife with every form of vulgar comedy you could conceivably think of, and nothing is sacred in the Filthy Frank show. As a result, there is a very Love It or Hate It nature to it.

Nonetheless, it has a small cult following, and because of the nature of this show, it's a given to say it is INCREDIBLY NSFW. The Filthy Frank character sheet can be found here, with the creator of the show having several different hubs:

Pink Guy now has a new album that dropped in May, with another album named JOJI (around the character of the same name) planned to release sometime in fall 2014.

Oh, and he also started the Harlem Shake craze.

Filthy Frank's videos provide examples of...

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Mr. Magic Man says "I wish I was Stevie Wonder so I'd never have to see you again!", Frank calls it "pretty clever".
  • Arc Words: "Chromosomes" shows up a lot, meaning everything except the actual definition.
  • Ass Shove: When Salamander Man is bad, he gets punished by...getting sparklers up the butt.
  • Author Appeal: Frank's creator really likes rap and hip hop. As such, any sort of musical interlude such as the outro or Pink Guy's songs are often in the style of those genres.
    • A fan even gathered most, if not all the "songs" Frank created for the show, and put them into a faux album of sorts. They can be found here, for now.
  • Autotune: GIMME THAT PUUUUUUUUUUUSSSYYYYYY!
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Frank has mentioned how he rapes baby deer.
    • He also got an erection from seeing a cat get killed on the street.
  • Big Damn Hero: Frank turns into one in this video.
    • Big Damn Video: The aforementioned video. For starters, it's 15 minutes long.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: "Dick Pays Rent". All of it.
  • Big "NO!": Pink Guy at the end of the "KILL YOURSELF" music video.
  • Big "YES!": Salamander Man's Catch Phrase, to the point where he rarely says anything else.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Frank has started off some of his videos saying stuff like "welcome, do you enjoy anal sex" and "420 blaze it faggot".
    • At the start of his ramen and fried rice raps, you'll notice Pink Guy speaking Japanese at the start.
      • For the ramen rap, he said "Good morning. Today, we will make ramen. Very exciting! Let's start, shall we?"
      • For the fried rice rap, he said "Today, we'll be making fried rice. That's fried rice.note  Now then, let's begin!"
  • Black and Gray Morality: The "good guy" on the show rapes and kills baby animals for fun. The "bad guy" is a greatly feared entity.
  • Black Comedy: Oh yes.
  • Black Is Bigger in Bed: All together now—"My dick gets bigga cuz I'm a crazy nigga!"
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Frank thinks he's most like a cat due to reasons like hating water...and being castrated at a young age.
  • Breakout Character: Pink Guy, Salamander Man, and Safari Man.
  • Breathless Non Sequitur: Breathless to the point of suffocation.
    • Also, the tags in the description of the video are strange stories of unrelated depravity.
  • Brick Joke: At the start and end of "ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION RAP".
    • At the start: Frank hears Pink Guy wailing in the bathroom as he's trying to get an erection.
    • At the end: Frank leaves him be, saying that he doesn't even pay rent for the apartment.
  • Broken Record: "Peanutbutter" (off of Pink Guy's new album) features the phrase "peanut butter on my balls, let the dogs lick it" many times over.
    • "Anal Beads" also has the phrase "(My) ass is bleeding" repeated heinously.
  • Call Back: In Frank's weeaboo rant, Salamander Man plays a quick portion of his nose flute song.
  • Careful With That Axe: A rather random moment in "Jungle Boy" where Pink Guy screams incoherently for a bit.
    • Also in "Anal Beads"; when Pink Guy describes the sensation of inserting the beads, he ends up screaming "OHHHH NOOOOOO!"
  • Catch Phrase: See the character sheet.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: It was originally an episodic collection of vulgarities with simple racist and grossout humor; as well as shenanigans from Frank and his various housemates. However, after Lord Chin-Chin appeared, there was something of a small plot about one of the characters getting kidnapped and Frank and co. having to save him.
  • Character Blog: Aside from the main channel, Frank has his side channel, a Twitter, and a Facebook page.
  • Character Title / Protagonist Title: The Filthy Frank Show.
  • Christmas Special: Made one in 2012.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: If not for the humor, the show is very NSFW because of its language.
  • Comically Missing the Point: From the Twitter segment of "I HATE SOCIAL NETWORKS":
    Frank: And everybody always comes out with these outrageous opinions.
    "Oh, Zack and Cody's a terrible show!"
    "I really don't like Asians."
    Frank: HEY! HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa—now that's too far. You don't EVER talk shit about Zack and Cody!
  • Corpsing: Although he edits them out, there are moments where George cracks up and you see it.
  • The Cover Changes The Meaning: Pink Guy's cover of "Bitches Ain't Shit". Just listen to it.
  • Crapsack World: The Frank-Verse is pretty fucked up.
  • Curse Cut Short: Done twice in episode 2 of "Dissing Frank".
    (after having shown walrus porn to please a Facebook fan who requested it)
    Frank: Are you happy now, you filthy sh—
    • And then a second time:
    Frank: YOU [a hater] ARE ONE STUPID FU—
  • Dead Baby Comedy: Every episode contains at least one joke about abortion, racism, or some other kind of humor that wouldn't be considered "politically correct".
  • Deranged Animation: The strange hand-drawn Pokémon skit in the "420 blaze it" Japanese 101 video starring Pikachu, Diglett (who has a buff human body), and Metapod (who is a joint).
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: When Chin Chin arrives, what does Prometheus do? THROW A TRASH CAN AT HIM!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the second grade, a kid threw sand at Frank...so he hung his dog from a tree.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: Played with. It's used as part of a beat in the "ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION RAP".
  • Drugs Are Bad: Frank's marijuana-induced hallucinations have probably scared him straight.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first videos of "Filthy Frank" lack Frank's trademark Guttural Growler voice. Fans in the comments section joke "Frank before throat cancer". It also has a distinct lack of any of his wild characters the show is known for.
    • Hell, DizastaMusic had 25 videos up (and a well-established series within them) before the prototype of Frank's show even began.
  • Every Episode Ending: Most episodes end with the iconic outro (provides the page quote), and that is then followed up by some picturenote  with someone saying "Let's get some pussy tonight!"
  • Everyone Has Standards: In Frank's rant on weeaboos, he notes that his fanbase constantly eggs him on to do videos making fun of races or religions. But as soon as he decides to touch anime, everyone's telling him to relax and that he's gone too far.
  • Eye Scream: Chin Chin had his eyes sewn shut in an effort to lessen his powers, so now he has a pair crudely drawn on his eyelids.
    • "The new Google Eyelids". "MY EEEEYYYEEESS!"
  • Failed a Spot Check: Salamander Man is frequently said to have a flute, despite it clearly actually being a recorder.
  • Fourth Wall Mail Slot: The "Ask Filthy Frank" segments. The other housemates often make appearances during these segments as well.
  • Flanderization: Arguably, the whole series. Frank was formerly an angry teenager posting rants that were mostly school-related. Hate comments caused him to devolve into what we know now, and the show followed.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Usually characters like Pink Guy and Lemon Guy will speak in incoherent mumbles (in rare cases they'll actually speak) and the subtitles will say something completely different.
  • Gainax Ending: And beginning. And middle.
    • The last 17 seconds of "Jungle Boy" is a completely different song.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: All the Japanese used in the show (frequently lampshaded), particularly Chin-Chin's chant, which essentially means "I love dick".
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: "I'M A LEMON!"
  • Gratuitous Japanese: A particularly amusing example, seeing that the creator is Japanese.
    "Konnichi-FUCKING-wa!"
  • Grossout Show: That's putting it lightly.
  • Iconic Outfit:
    • The Lycra suits of Pink Guy, Salamander Man, Mr. Negi, Red Dick, Chin Chin, and Lemon Guy.
    • The Nerd Glasses and dirty blue shirt of Frank.
  • I Like My X Like I Like My Y: "I like my women like I like my coffee—ground up and put in the freezer."
  • Implausible Deniability: "I'M NOT ON COCAINE!"
  • Inaction Video: The music video for "Dick Pays Rent", of sorts. The video is basically Santa's Brother and Pink Guy rapping or doing really strange stuff.
  • Irony: In "GAY IS A BAD WORD", after Frank very seriously discusses his usage of derogatory terms for homosexuals, he walks in on Pink Guy singing about how gay people should kill themselves.
  • Kick the Dog: The Series.
    • "How much would I stab a puppy to death for? I think you'd have to pay me not to do it."
  • Kissgusting: "Watching two fat people kiss is like watching two planets collide."
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Frank does eventually lose in round 3 of the ultimate batsu game after having evaded it just barely for the past two.
    • In the Ice Bucket Challenge video, we see a level of hell unleashed upon Frank never before seen, half of it not even having anything to do with the challenge. Considering Frank is known for occasionally treating his housemates like dirt, it's sort of nice to see him finally getting his comeuppance.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Pretty much all of Pink Guy's songs/raps, if not Soundtrack Dissonance or a combination.
  • Madness Mantra: Near the end of "Fried Rice", the phrase "CHIN! CHIN!" is repeated over and over.
  • Marijuana Is LSD: If the last time Frank blazed it is anything to go by.
  • Masochist's Meal / Gargle Blaster: The basis of the batsu games; the loser of the round has to eat/drink something disgusting, more often than not created themselves from unpleasant ingredients.
    • Taken up a few notches with the aptly titled ultimate batsu game, which has not one but three of them.note 
  • The Merch: He has a Spreadshirt shop that sells shirts, iPhone cases, sweaters, hoodies, and posters. It currently operates in the US, the UK, and Europe.
  • Motor Mouth: Pink Guy's rapping from time to time, examples including "Fried Rice" and his verse on "Dick Pays Rent".
  • Mushroom Samba: His "420 blaze it" Japanese video, natch.
    This is what happens when you take drugs, man.]] This is what happens, yo! It's some crazy shit!
  • Naked People Are Funny / Fan Disservice: In his "Just Girly Things" video, we briefly see two naked masked men walking and crawling around. Their male parts are covered by Whoopi Goldberg's face.
    • They're also in the music video for "Dick Pays Rent", but their genitals are now censored by Mitt Romney.
    • We get the great pleasure of seeing Frank naked at the start of his Christmas special.
    • The naked man in the closet from "HOW TO BAKE BROWNIES".
  • No Indoor Voice
  • No Fourth Wall: The show is supposed to take place in real life, and George Miller has made appearances as Pink Guy in real life, such as "Pink Guy in Times Square".
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently Frank and Mr. Magic Man were involved in the Cold War.
    • Apparently Frank also fought in Vietnam. However it's unclear if he means the war, or if he just went there by himself to beat up some small children.
  • Not Safe for Work: DUH.
  • N-Word Privileges: Played with in "THE N WORD".
  • Oh, Crap: Two of them back-to-back in "BAD INTERNET RAPPERS": the first is Frank realizing that he doesn't have his gun to put down Politikz, and the second is Frank seeing that Politikz has his gun. v
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: "EPIC NOSEBLEED".
  • Pretty Boy: George is pretty handsome.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The Series.
    • "I'm not racist, I just don't like anyone's skin darker than mine."
    • "Who woulda thought...that a white boy...would bring hip hop back?"
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Politikz's song "Real Hip Hop". The argument can easily be made that the rest of his music is like this as well.
  • Rhyming with Itself: At the start of "Kill Yourself", Pink Guy rhymes "vagina" with itself.
  • Running Gag: Pink Guy really likes throwing dishes and glasses against the wall.
    • Frank doesn't simply say "pussy", he says "pUuUussy".
  • Say My Name: FRAAAANKKUUUUU!
  • Scare 'Em Straight: After the "Japanese 101" video on how to say "420 blaze it", Frank's probably not gonna be smoking weed anytime soon.
  • Self-Deprecation: Frank mixes this with Take That, Audience! in every other episode.
    • Applies to George as well. After all, his Instagram description is "a huge cunt from the rising sun".
      • And his Facebook and Twitter descriptions both say "The Ed Wood of Youtube."
  • Serial Escalation: Applies to the show as a whole, but two really good in-video examples are Pink Guy's "We Can't Stop" video and "BALLS IN MY FACE".
  • Shout-Out:
    • Before Frank enters the quarantine lab in "BAD INTERNET RAPPERS", he sings a bit of the Dexter's Laboratory theme song, fittingly.
  • Something Completely Different: The Jojivlogs channel. Not only is it completely different from the Frank-Verse as a whole (very calm and down-low compared to the Frank-Verse's surreal grossout madness), but it in itself is non-linear from episode to episode, composed out of whatever the fuck George comes across in his day-to-day life. It is, in lowest terms, "meta".
  • Sophisticated as Hell: In "Dissing Frank Ep 2", Frank found a hate comment concerning his rant on Asians. The comment featured the claim that without Asians, Earth would be "Soooo Boring", considering China made everything, Japan has anime, and Korea has K-pop. Frank combated this legitimately by saying that the hater had forgotten a large portion of Asia with that statement. The truly sophisticated part is at the very end.
    "Therefore, in conclusion, I'd like to support my thesis, which is, you know, the idea that...YOU ARE ONE STUPID FU-"
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Pink Guy's cover of "Fuck the Police" is the only song of his to contain censor bleeps. Justified, considering most of them were for the N word, and the slur rarely gets dropped on the show.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Occurs often.
    • One such example is playing Mulan's "Reflection" while Frank is coughing/screaming from trying the Cinnamon Challenge.
    • Pink Guy's songs/raps incorporate this, Lyrical Dissonance, or both.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About The Vagina: "Watermelon Pussy".
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: The "IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?" remix, originating from some footage from one of Frank's Q&As.
    • Also, the "gibe da pusi b0ss" remix.
  • Sudden Name Change: Pink Guy was formerly known as Mr. Pink for about one video.
  • Surreal Humor: It can be argued to be this, as some might not "get" the strangeness of the show, especially with Frank and Co's over the top antics.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: And Frank, more or less, is one of those idiots.
  • Take That:
    Frank: Every time your favorite anime character says something cute, you're virtually fucking a computer. What are you, Steve Jobs?
    • Made even more biting since Steve Jobs died three years prior.
  • Take That, Audience!: A frequent Running Gag in which (at the start of the video) Frank calls out his viewers and wonders why he's even doing this for them.
  • Tempting Fate: "It's just Taco Bell—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"
    • "It's just cinnamon."
  • That Came Out Wrong: From "I HATE FAT PEOPLE"
    "If we were in an amusement park, I would ride you! (beat) NO! Wait! That's disgusting!"
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: The outro to almost every episode, and occasionally lines from the characters.
  • Toilet Humor: A staple. Frank and the inhabitants of his home are often vomiting or spreading (faux) feces or blood all over the place. A particularly over-the-top example would be the episode "NOISE COMPLAINTS".
  • Truth in Television: "Weird McDonald's Rap" is actually a pretty legitimate deconstruction of the cultural effect of American restaurants.
  • Unsound Effect: "Slurp, slurp" from "Watermelon Pussy".
  • Wham Episode:
  • Wham Line: "Surprise, surprise!" - Politikz, after pulling out Frank's gun
  • Wham Shot: Pink Guy suddenly coming back at the end of "BAD INTERNET RAPPERS" to kill Politikz after having appeared for 5 seconds earlier in the episode.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: As soon as Frank's show starts, all previous DizastaMusic series are abruptly discontinued.
  • Widget Series
  • Word Salad Lyrics: More often than not in Pink Guy's music.
  • World of Ham: Nothing is done subtly in the Frank-Verse. Not even cooking (as shown in "COOKING WITH FRANK b0ss")
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Red Dick and Pink Guy are shown to be this on occasion.
    • In "Rock Paper Scissors," Red Dick sics Prometheus on Pink Guy after losing the game. Prometheus chases Pink Guy across a field and breaks his spine with a trash can. In response, Pink Guy summons Chin Chin who defeats Red Dick in an intense fight.
  • Vlog Series: Technically, the show is this for Frank.
    • The Jojivlogs channel is this for George.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: In "ULTIMATE BATSU GAME", the sewage squid that Red Dick ate does quickly come back up, but thankfully he doesn't let Frank and Prometheus record it.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot
  • Vulgar Humor
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: The Internet rapper that we see quarantined in "BAD INTERNET RAPPERS" named Politikz. Frank even makes note of it.
    Frank: His name is Politikz...with a Z. I don't know why, they like to spell it like that, it's just fucking weird.

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