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''[[http://www.gloveandboots.com Glove and Boots]]'' is a [[VlogSeries Video Blog]] focusing on two puppets, Mario and [[TalkingAnimal Fafa the Groundhog]]. They often discuss things that are going on, in both their lives and in the world, from the ZombieApocalypse to TimeTravel to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Twinkies.]]

The show was created by Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi (Mario) and Vincent Bova (Fafa), two street performers who used puppets to entertain people on the New York City subway. Met with variable success, they began posting videos in 2004 with a style that was reminiscent of a pastiche of early edutainment shows like ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', complete with some music videos. The show was on hiatus until 2010, at which time the format received some changes in technology and switched to a slightly older demographic, with more references to pop culture and the like.

In 2012, ''Glove and Boots'' won a Twitter Shorty Award for Best Videoblogger.

Their YouTube channel can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gloveandboots here]]. Their posts are often on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and occasionally make it onto Reddit. They also have separate Twitter accounts for [[https://twitter.com/marioglove Mario]] and for [[http://twitter.com/fafagroundhog Fafa]].

Underwent a minor overhaul in 2017. Introducing a gaming channel, and 3 new recurring segments.

Paradoke (A karaoke parody series)

"Don't be a Dummy" with Johnny T. (In which Johnny teaches viewers not to be a dummy.)

And Mario's Word of the Week.
!!This work provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Several of their videos are these, such as "[[Franchise/{{Saw}} Jigsaw Puzzle]]", "The [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-wee Herman]] Blog", "[[Creator/DrSeuss An Ode to Seuss]]", and the music videos featuring Gorilla, like "[[Music/VillagePeople Gorillage People]]" and "[[Music/CarlyRaeJepsen Call Me Maybe]].
* AxCrazy: Jack Woods, full stop. Armed with a shotgun loaded with holy wafers and sunshine.
* BeingEvilSucks: Zombie is a nice guy who adores puppies and singing, but by virtue of being a brain-eating zombie, is not really accepted by Fafa or Mario.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: All the time. %%In an AMA Reddit answer video, when someone asked them to "show the fourth wall," they tilted the camera. [Someone help me with this part.]%%
* BrickJoke:
** [[RealLifeWritesThePlot While it may have not intended to be,]] Mario making Fafa a sandwich in "Photoshop Tutorial," only for Gorilla to eat it in an AMA Reddit answer video a few months later counts as one.
** Near the beginning of ''Top 10 Reasons Time Travel is No Good'', a time travelling Mario tries to stop Present!Mario and Present!Fafa from making the current blog, which Present!Mario ignores as he doesn't trust him, with Future!Fafa explaining that Time travel's frustrating and that they should make it number 1. Fast forward to number 1, where Mario tries to disprove it by stopping the blog before it starts, rewinding time back to near the start of the video, where the previously occurred events play out again.
* BrooklynRage: Fafa's cousin, Johnny T, has all the qualities, from the accent to the attitude.
* CallingYourAttacks: In Zombie University:
--> Mario: KNIFE TO THE EYYYE! (shink!)
* CatchPhrase: Johnny T.: "Boom. Done."
** As shown on the reddit question series, Stewart can only say, "I LOVE vertical videos!"
*** Although, as of the 100,000 Subscribers special, he has said more than "I LOVE vertical videos!"
* CelebCrush: Mario has one on KatyPerry. He also mentions Mila Kunis (he often pronounces the name "Mina Kulis" though) a lot, even flirting with her in a (fake) interview.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Carol of the Mehs," featuring Gorilla, along with "The Glove and Boots Christmas Spectacular."
* ChromosomeCasting: To the chagrin of many a YouTube commentator, there has never been a female character on the blog. {{Handwaved}} in one video where Mario says that he's holding out for KatyPerry.
--> '''Mario:''' You're damn right I'm holding out for KatyPerry!
* CloudCuckooLander:
** Surprisingly, Fafa is more of a cloudcuckoolander than the hyperactive Mario. Mario does some illogical things, but usually in the Music Videos where he gets over-excited. Fafa is the one who comes up with most of the crazy ideas in the blog. And most of the ideas, period. Most of the ideas are crazy.
** Fafa becomes a REALLY huge one in "The Pee-wee Herman Blog", which kind of comes as expected considering he's playing... well, Pee-wee Herman.
** And there was that one time when he made a happy-go-lucky song about DOOMSDAY.
%%** Stan Lee, and Thor too to an extent
* ContinuityNod: In "Fun Health Care Alternatives," when Mario explains what one could do when king, there is a picture from the SPAM blog where the [=SPAMs=] were going to burn him at the stake.
* {{Corpsing}}: Oftentimes the puppeteers won't hold their laughter during blogs, and they won't try to hide it in the final product.
** Particularly in [[https://youtu.be/Zt8NJ_7PsKY "Testing Four Things We Found At The Dollar Store"]], where they had to stop the video for a couple seconds(the screen displaying a "Laugh Break" card) because they were laughing too hard.
* CurseCutShort: "Jigsaw Puzzle"
--> '''Mario:''' Why you rotten, no good, son of a-!
* ADogNamedDog: Gorilla. No points for guessing his species.
** Zombie is a, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know...]]
* DelayedReaction: Fafa notices Johnny T. is in his Nazi outfit a little bit after he comes in.
* EdutainmentShow: Early videos tended to be similar to ''Sesame Street'' in that there would be a lesson about certain words like Mario's "Word of the Day" (cyanoacrylate). Now they've moved on to explaining pop culture.
* EpicFail: When playing ''VideoGame/RockBand'', Mario, Fafa, and Gorilla manage to lose both after the song was already over and ''before'' they even started playing!
** Mario was so taken in by Hanzi's commercial in "Amazing Product Commercial" that he bought seven boxes of Amazing Product when he and Fafa were supposed to be selling it in the first place. What drives this into EpicFail territory is the fact that we never find out [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain what Product is]].
* ExactWords: "Worst Game Show Ever!":
--> '''Hanzi:''' Do you agree with Zombie Max Headroom?
--> '''Mario:''' What? No, I do not agree! Answer is Denver Broncos!
--> '''Hanzi:''' No, sorry, is correct! Zombie Headroom ''does'' love brains!
** Later:
---> '''Hanzi:''' But don't you want to try quick-fire round?
---> '''Mario:''' Yes!
---> '''Fafa:''' Mario, don't--
---> '''Hanzi:''' Then hold still as you are quick-ly lit on fi- re!
%%* FantasticComedy
* FurryConfusion: Mario is very hairy, but what he's supposed to be is anyone's guess.
* TheGhost: Apparently Fafa has a sister, but she's never seen and mentioned only once.
%%* GilliganCut
* AGodAmI: Creator/StanLee claims to be this in "Movies, Thor, and Stan Lee."
--> '''Stan:''' I remember when I created Earth, space, time, and matter!
* GrammarNazi: Briefly played with in "Fix Your Grammar" when Johnny T. comes into the blog in his Nazi outfit [[note]]last seen in "The Hero's Journey" video[[/note]]. Although also played straight, as Johnny T. really doesn't like people using incorrect words and grammar.
* HappyDance: The Apocalypse didn't happen! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnd5F-doyKo Dance Gorilla!]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: If "Time Machine" is to be believed, Mario and Fafa have been pals since the days of the dinosaurs.
* HilariousOuttakes: Five of their videos.
* HostileShowTakeover: Gorilla in Fafa's Photoshop Tutorial, after catching him red-handed messing with computer Gorilla.
* HypocriticalHumor: See I Resemble That Remark below.
** Also Invoked in "Fix Your Grammar."
--->'''Fafa:''' Our vernacular ain't so great neither, so we're not tryin' to be preachy or anything.
* IResembleThatRemark: Mario's take on about 80% of EVERY OPINION. He doesn't change. Ever. [[note]]but we love him anyway[[/note]]
* LargeHam: [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], of course!
** This is the main reason why [[SnakeOilSalesman Hanzi]] is so popular.
* LetsPlay: A few episodes are this, with Mario and Fafa playing some [[NintendoHard classic NES games]] on their Wii, as well as a little bit of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: In "Jigsaw Puzzle," in order to get out of the handcuffs, Mario cuts Fafa's arm off with a hacksaw.
-->'''Fafa:''' Did you have to cut it off at the shoulder? I don't even got no nub!
-->'''Mario:''' A difficult decision had to be made!
* MadeOfIron: Subverted in "Amazing Product Commercial" when Hanzi drives over the Amazing Product to demonstrate how tough it is.
--> Hanzi: It broke. [{{beat}}] Don't do that!
* {{Malaproper}}: Evidently, "heighth" is used [[RealLife pretty commonly on the internet,]] as shown in "Fix Your Grammar."
* ManlyTears: "Nine Movies that Make Men Cry."
* MergingMachine: [[spoiler:Gorillario, Fafa T.]]
* MirrorMatch:
** The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' 2012 Debate, between Red Master Chief and Blue Master Chief.
** [[http://youtu.be/qrSt5fTFxPk Fafa's Ping Pong match]] takes it to an extreme.
* {{Montages}}: The video blog makes liberal use of various kinds of montages, be it a {{sad|TimesMontage}} or [[GoodTimesMontage happy]].
* MurderArsonAndJaywalking: Inverted in "Restaurant Etiquette":
--> '''The Waiter''': Person that takes your order
--> '''The Cook''': Person that makes your food
--> '''Other Customers''': Annoying people at the other tables who talk too loud and order the last dish of the special you wanted.
** This comment on ''The Most Dangerous Sport'':
--->'''Megachamp''':The most is Fishing on a boat. You'll either die of drowning, consumption, rotor or boredom.
* NewMediaAreEvil: In "Ten Reasons Why We Hate Website/{{Facebook}}"; but in this case, rather than the media itself, it's mostly the people that use said media.
** "Candy Crush Saga is Evil" is a straighter example, with Fafa outright saying it wants your brains.
* NoodleIncident: In "Restaurant Etiquette", Fafa mentions '''something''' happening in iHop that caused Mario and Fafa to get banned from it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Santa lets himself be tied up and makes Mario and Fafa think that he's gone crazy in their ChristmasEpisode ''just'' so he can have some fun, because Christmas Eve is boring.
* OhCrap: Mario's reaction to a number of potential disasters, ranging from Temporal destruction to Doomsday.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Often happens due to {{Corpsing}}, as mentioned above. Mario is the most likely candidate, and his [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent accent]] has slipped multiple times in the LetsPlay episodes, specifically the [[NintendoHard classic NES games]] on their Wii.
* {{Puppet Show|s}}: Of course... right?
* RedOniBlueOni: Mario, a loud guy very prone to being overly emotional, is the red oni to the calmer and more rational (most of the time) Fafa's blue.
* RelaxOVision: Used liberally during "Jigsaw Puzzle"
* RidiculousFutureInflation: In the future, a [=McRib=] costs sixty-four thousand dollars.
* RunningGag: Mario getting bored with the blog and going off to make a sandwich.
** It's not much of a running gag, only having happened twice; three times if you count the BrickJoke in the Reddit AMA answers.
* ShoutOut: There are tons of references to various bits of pop culture from over the years, ranging from ''Film/TopGun'' to ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
** Naturally, being puppets, Muppet references pop up sometimes. (Mario having his first initial on his bed is a reference to Ernie and Bert's beds).
** Mario and Fafa's even worse Presidential Candidates are [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]], [[Film/Dracula1931 Dracula]], [[Franchise/TheSmurfs Gargamel]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]], [[ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} Bluto]], [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration one of the Borg]], [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and]] [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]].
* SitcomArchNemesis: With [=DJTayJames=], the official DJ of Music/JustinBieber, during their competition for Twitter's 2012 Shorty awards.
* ShmuckBait - the Lollipop Hat.
* SnakeOilSalesman: In his introductory video, Mario found Hanzi on Craig's List specifically to sell their crappy product by making his [[LargeHam hammy]] commercial. It doesn't go as planned. See EpicFail.
* SoundEffectBleep: Sassy, but not cheaply vulgar. Mario gets these often, as does Johnny T. in "The Hero's Journey".
-->'''Johnny T:''' This guy's a real piece of sh[BLEEP]t.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: Don't fall for Clickbait and share them with everybody, because you'll be eaten by "a horrible monster named Luis!"
* StupidCrooks: Pirates robbed Mario and Fafa, buried the money somewhere in New York City, and then promptly forgot where they buried it.
* TalkingAnimal: Fafa and Gorilla, although the latter speaks in "mehs."
* TakeThat: Hipsters get a whole video dedicated to how annoying they are.
** "Hanzi's Video Review" is a parody of the review videos of Website/{{YouTube}}r Ray William Johnson.
** Mario and Fafa make their distaste for Pepsi quite clear in "Your Ad Here".
** In their parody of ''Blurred Lines'' by Robin Thicke and Pharrell, Mario keeps singing [[NonSequitur non-sequitur]] lines that he made up about random things, such as the letter A. When Fafa tells him that he's ruining the song, Mario answers that everyone's been sick of the original song for 18 months, so he's not really ruining anything. [[note]] The parody was uploaded 18 months after the original song was released. [[/note]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Mario brings a teleporter onto the blog.
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: Fafa warns Mario about the dangers of panicking during a zombie apocalypse:
-->'''Mario:''' Zombies! Zombies everywhere!
-->'''Fafa:''' Mario, don't panic. That's when the zombies get you, when you start panicking.
-->'''Mario:''' [[BlatantLies I'm not panicking! Do I look like I'm panicking to you?!]] I know you got to keep it together when the zombies come! Otherwise, they COME! They eat your BRAINS! They get on your COMPUTER! THEY GET ON YOUR TV! THEY GET IN YOUR COMICS! THEY GET EVERYWHERE! AAAAAAAHHHHH!
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Mario and Fafa's even worse presidential candidates are villains from various franchises... [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]].
* TimeTravelTropes: Played with in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75nBenOWul0 10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good]]
* TimeMachine: In the TimeTravel blog, as expected.
* ToiletHumor:
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75nBenOWul0 10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good]]:
-->'''Fafa:''' Number 6A: The past is gross.
-->'''Mario:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Everything is covered in feces!
-->'''Fafa:''' Number 6B: In the future, ''you'' are gross.
-->'''Mario:''' ''({{Beat}})'' There's nowhere to take a feces!
* TopTenList: Some of their blogs, like "Ten reasons we hate Facebook", "Nine Movies that Make Men Cry", and "Top Ten Worst Top Ten Lists".
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Parodied in "Please Stop Giving Everything Away, Hollywood!" They literally tell you the whole story of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack.
* TheUnintelligible: Gorilla, who speaks exclusively in "Meh"s.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Mario and Fafa's idea for condensing the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames to prevent it from getting too overwhelming.
* VlogSeries: Of course, being a videos series posted on YouTube.
* WhamLine:
-->[[spoiler:'''Mario]]:''' Daddy?!
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Mario sounds kind of Eastern European, but it's never addressed.
** Hanzi has some French or Italian accent going on, but that isn't addressed either.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subverted; the blog is set in Brooklyn, NYC.
* WhichMe: Fafa uses a Time Machine to hang out with himself, to which Mario fears for the worst and so he uses the TimeMachine to get his own Time Clones and destroys the TimeMachine!
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Mario's Facebook "friend" Mike; the embodiment of all things awful about Facebook.
* YouCanPanicNow: A World without Twinkies and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd9_Zh5eOG8 Mayan Apocalypse!]]