Web Video / Next Time On Lonny


Eddy: "You ever uh, huffed a human soul?"

Next Time On Lonny is a Web Original comedy series that parodies the Reality Show genre. The eponymous character in the Show Within a Show Lonny is "a flavorless twenty-something... [meandering] through his hipster existence desperately trying to meet girls." But On the Next Lonny, "things get interesting... very interesting."

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Next Time On Lonny provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Chet.
    Chet: You know what the dog said to me the other day Lonny?
    Lonny: No- no I don't, Chet...
    Chet: He said it'd sure be swell if Carolyn died 'cause then I could be your new girlfriend.
    Chet turns towards Lonny
    Lonny: Hey, Lonny, can I be your girlfriend?
  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer
    Eddy: You ever... uh... huffed a human soul?
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The Bardoxieds are much, much bigger than the Gorblaxians.
  • Ax-Crazy: Lonny's alternate personality Chet. Well, more like shovel crazy.
  • Badass Boast: "I done shot a thousand cops on my block with a glock / and if that glock get hot, gangsta you gon' get got!"
  • Binge Montage: Lonny and Eddy do a lot of drugs in "Lonny Goes Big Time," including cocaine, marijuana, and human souls.
  • Butt-Monkey: GARRETT.
  • Call-Back: Dog Moon reappears for a second in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party."
  • The Casanova: Lonny tends to have a new girlfriend in every episode, only for things to go horribly wrong in the next time preview. Two girls, Bethany and Stepanie, last multiple episodes but still always have their relationships with Lonny ruined every time they appear.
  • Catch-Phrase
    • "You're really pretty, you know that?"
    • "Oh no!"
  • Crazy-Prepared: Yet again, Lonny's alternate personality Chet in episode 1. "We'll inject the body with some embalming fluid and then toss it in a grave that I started digging early last week."
  • Comedic Sociopathy
  • Confession Cam: "Next Time, After That Time."
  • Deconstructive Parody
  • Depending on the Writer: Entire characters change from episode to episode, most notably Lonny, who can go from a single parent White Gang Banger to a struggling wall street shark on completely different ends of the country. Chet also goes from being Lonny's psychotic best friend and alternate personality to being the Only Sane Man to the uncontrollable Lonny.
  • Disposing of a Body: "We have to bury the body... there's a landfill not too far outside of town. We'll inject the body with some embalming fluid and then toss it in a grave that I started digging early last week."
  • Fantastic Drug: Played with, since the episode had already shown cocaine and marijuana use before Lonny and Eddy huff human souls.
  • Foreshadowing: Lonny talks about his friend coming from his hometown, says "Chippewa Falls, my hometown, what, represent!" and flashes a gang sign. One episode later...
    • At the beginning of Lonny is Famous, Lonny says he has "yellow fever" when talking about his new (Asian) girlfriend Jerrica. Later in the episode, Lonny is exiled to Japan due to it being the only nation in the world that doesn't hate him.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The credits to Lonny change each episode, and include "Fluffer Consultant" James Cameron, "Police Supervisor" Rodney King, and a "Special Thanks" to Carlos Estevez.
    • Also, Dog Moon in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party."
  • More Dakka: "My gun go off, nukka!"
  • N-Word Privileges: Hilariously played straight. Gangsta Lonny is the "token" white gang banger in his crew, but he can only call his boys "nukkas."
  • Negative Continuity: A major source of the show's humor.
    • Oh hey look, Garrett's alive again.
    • Humanity was a Slave Race for a while, but everything's cool now.
    • Apparently, multiple homicides caught on camera just don't have the same legal ramifications in Lonny's world as they do in ours.
    • Lonny's old friend Chet returns in "Lonny Throws a Bachelor Party," and everyone sees and interacts with him. Odd behavior for a schizophrenic hallucination, isn't it? Yes, yes it is.
  • On the Next: Well, yeah. Also, "Next Time, After That Time."
  • Please Wake Up: "Oh you're okay you're okay... you're alive you're alive... don't you die on me!"
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: "Yo Nukka! you talkin' shit about my dry pussy?
  • Reckless Gun Usage: And how. In episode 6 (and its associated music video and deleted scenes), Lonny does the following:
  • Refuge in Audacity: Justified, because with a few less murders and psychotic breaks Lonny would fit well between True Life and The Real World.
  • Rule of Funny: Pretty much the only reason the show makes any sense.
  • Start of Darkness: The producer of Lonny's record chastised him for his gangbanging lifestyle. He later commits an act of gangbanging himself after Lonny claims that he alone created the record.
  • Shout-Out: And how.
    • Episode 1: Fight Club the alternate, insane personality and Goodfellas (the "shoot the still-living person in the trunk" scene).
    • Episode 2: Independence Day
    • Episode 3: Goodfellas as evidenced by Lonny's impersonation of Henry Hill.
    • Episode 5: Indiana Jones
  • Show Within a Show: Lonny itself.
  • Temporal Paradox: Lonny meets himself from the future. And then himself from further in the future. And then himself from even further in the future. It gets worse from there.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Played on Guitar by Lonny #2 in Episode 4.
  • They Killed Garrett Again: "Oh no!"
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Lonny generally comes off as a stereotypical overprivileged douchebag twenty-something in the "regular" episodes. During the "next time" segments, however, his behavior can range from a Jerkass to surprisingly sympathetic, due to his entire character generally completely changing.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Lonny's girlfriend in Episode 3.