troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Web Video: Smosh
"If I wasn't there this day, Ian would have flown away into space. And he would be dead."

Describe Smosh he- SHUT UP!

Smosh is a popular, comedic YouTube duo, which at one point was the #1 subscribed channel on the site. Anthony Padilla, age 26, and Ian Hecox, age 26, are the stars of Smosh. They became famous in 2005 for their lipsynch to the first English Pokémon theme song. They have created some of YouTube's most popular videos, including "Teleporting Fat Guy" and the "Boxman" series. Videos can be found at their official site Smosh.com and on their YouTube channels smosh, IanH, askcharlie, anthonypadilla, ElSmosh, SmoshGames and ShutUpCartoons, the last two of which have their own pages.


Smosh includes examples of:

    open/close all folders 

    General Tropes 
    Food Battle 
  • Angrish: A throwaway line by Ian in the Food Battle 2009 bloopers. "I talk gibberish when I'm angry!"
  • Mind Screw: The ending of Food Battle 2012. While Anthony is unconscious, Ian secretly switches their brains, but it backfires on him as he replaced Anthony's heart with a pink frosted sprinkled donut. So Anthony wins, while he's in Ian's body... And no, it does NOT make sense in context.
    (Name of Gaming Genre) Sucks 
    If (Video Games/Movies/etc.) Were Real 
    Pokemon In Real Life 
    Unsorted 
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Siri Tried To Kill Me!
  • All Just A Hallucination: "Drink Your P!ss."
  • All Men Are Perverts: The acne-cream commercial director knew Anthony did a "pizza facial" because he was secretly videotaping him from outside. Made even worse by the happy noises Anthony made while rubbing pizza on his face.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: For whatever reason in the 2-part 2013 Christmas special, all the puppets are either orange-skinned or blue-skinned.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The two burly construction dudes in "That's Hot!" They even have five kids and call them all Robert (even the girls.)
  • Ankle Drag: The Barney segment of " If Kids Shows Were Real" has a kid attempt to crawl away before Barney's hand grabs him and drags him back screaming.
  • Anti-Hero: Ian and Anthony varies between Classical AntiHeros, Nominal Heros and Villain Protagonist.
  • An Axe to Grind: Axe Murderer. Ian thinks an intruder is going to attack, but really The "murderer", AKA Anthony, is only trying to return the axe.
  • Arc Words: "Bananarama".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In Real Death Note, Ian lists the people he intends to kill with the Death Note: murderers, robbers, and the cast of Jersey Shore.
    • Also with "Parents Suck", when Anthony boasts that he can say "fuck", "shit", and "darn" every day.
    • "My Bobblehead is Evil:" The bobblehead's reasons for killing Ian include being stupid, stealing Anthony's Gogurts, and singing crappy songs in the shower.
  • Ascended Extra: The voodoo dolls featured in one of their videos were actually received in a Mail Time episode.
  • Ascended Meme: In Xtreme Sleepover!, While the two boys are trying to sleep, Anthony is lying flat on the ground facedown while Ian has his butt up in the air, leading to people saying Ian was planking wrong. In The Pokemon Master!, Ian does the same thing, claiming to be "snailing," which is way cooler than planking.
  • Ashes to Crashes: The lady's husband in THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: Inverted in this episode.
    Interviewer: "Why don't you tell me a little bit about why you'd like to be a substitute teacher?"
    Ian: "Well, I really, really love...BALLS! Sorry, what I meant to say is that I really love working with kids'...BALLS!"
    • In "Real Death Note"...
    Peter: I knew you guys were full of sh-(starts choking himself)
  • A-Team Firing: In Smosh vs Zombies, Anthony and Ian both fail to shoot a horde of zombies even when they're a few inches away.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: The end of "Secret Club Revealed!" as Ian realizes what his T-shirt appears to say...
  • Ax-Crazy: From "Most Violent Game Ever" we have the therapist. Dear God, the therapist.
  • Bad Santa: Santa plans to blow up the world with exploding bears.
  • Bait and Switch: Many times in LIFE BETTER-ERS!
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: MY NEW EMO HAIR!
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Averted by the "If Movies Were Real 2" reenactment of the Luke, I Am Your Father scene. It is correctly quoted as "No, I am your father".
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Ian and Anthony go on a Bigfoot hunt and have to compete with Dane Shawson (played by Shane Dawson) for the prize. Shane says he made up the recent Bigfoot sightings, but Bigfoot really appears and attacks him.
  • Big "NO!":
    • In "My Bobblehead is Evil," just as Anthony electrocutes himself and the bobblehead's head explodes.
    • "Good Vs. Surprisingly Good!" has the guys doing anything stupid...but when the Harlem Shake comes up on the list, all we get is a resounding simultaneous "NO!" from both Anthony and Ian.
    • In "JURASSIC POKEMON", when Professor Oak realizes that if the entire park's power has gone out, it includes his tanning salon.
  • Big Red Button: "A Smoshy Christmas, Part 2" has one marked "TOWER SELF-DESTRUCT."
  • Big "Shut Up!": Used as a Couch Gag.
  • Blanket Tug O War: See Running Gag below.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Parodied in "Japanese Titanic"
  • Bloody Hilarious
  • A Boy and His X: "My Pet Pikachu."
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: 15 Hour Energy is described as...
    • All Natural
    • Contains 50,000% of Your Daily Dose of Vitamin B6
    • and Benzoylmethylecgonine (cocaine)
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Extensively in "JURASSIC POKEMON".
    Dr. Sattler: Maybe we shouldn't be messing with mother nature. This could really come back and bite us in the ass.
    Dr. Grant: Wow, it's almost like you're foreshadowing the events that are gonna happen, so later when all the Pokemon break loose we'd be like, "Huh, I guess we should've listened to that smart woman and not mess with mother nature."
    Narrator: OR COULD IT?
  • Brick Joke: During Evil Fortune Cookie, Anthony's middle name (Danger).
    • Revisited much, much later in WORST ID PHOTO EVER!
    • In "A Smoshy Christmas," the viewer cannot fail to see Anthony's underwear-clad ass as he is about to start telling Ian the "story." Ian then points out towards the end that Anthony forgot to fasten his butt-flap. Part 2 ends with the underwear vanishing completely.
    • Electrocution by toaster in "My Bobblehead is Evil!"
  • Butt Monkey: Ian gets treated much worse than Anthony. Boxman also qualifies. And we can't forget Stevie.
  • Call Back: Best Toy Ever recreates the scene from Dolls where Ian discovers Anthony's little secret...
    • The throwaway line in "Stuck In A Toilet!" where Anthony complains about hating it when people record vertically. A few months later, in "iPhone 5 Revealed," the clueless dad tries to record his son's birthday party vertically, but the new iPhone catches fire and burns his hand.
    • The Running Gag of Anthony being increasingly less clothed in "Paranormal Easy Bake Oven" also returns in "iPhone 5 Revealed." It only progresses to the point where he's down to his undershirt (the pants stay on this time.)
    • "Holy Crap, 2 Billion Views!" is just full of these. Among them we have: Officer Anous (shooting Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire for standing in a shower with a limit of two grown men), Boxman, and of course Friendship Always Wins!
    • WORST PROPOSALS EVER! has Anthony finding out that his mom is his dad, which was also mentioned in FIRETRUCK!
  • Camp Gay: The commercial director (played by Ian) in "Biggest Zit Ever!" But eventually, it turns out he's really into Anything That Moves.
    • The director returns in "If TV Shows Were Real," directing an episode of Jersey Shore and having The Situation (Anthony) punch Snooki over and over.
      Director: I love my job! Do it again! This time, punch her in the uterus!
    • Camp Straight: Claus from "Worst Online Date Ever" speaks with a lisp, has some gay mannerisms, is given a massage by a muscular black guy in his "Massage Dungeon", but he loves his supple wife a lot and, because of a commercial that said, if the users of his website won't find anyone,they get to marry Claus' hot wife,and Ian didn't find anyone,crossdresses so he won't lose her.
  • Canada, Eh?: Exaggerated in "A Smoshy Christmas," in which the Mountie running border patrol has a hilariously bad accent that seems to waver between Newfie and Oirish.
  • Captain Obvious: The news reporter in "Badass New Power Rangers," when the witch starts attacking, yells that the situation "really sucks balls."
  • Catch Phrase: Can you imagine how stupid it'd be if X were actually realistic? *happy music*
    • Anthony is very fond of the word 'Bitch'.
  • Cats Are Mean: Cat Soup.
  • Celebrity Endorsement: Not exactly. Ian has to mention Shaun White's new snowboarding video game twice so that he can pay for his mother's beard transplant in Shaun White Pays For Woman's Beard Transplant.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Anthony is often noted by fans for his resemblance to Brendon Urie.
  • Chroma Key: Fairly obvious when it's used, with the low budget and all.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The end of "iPhone 5 Revealed." Who knew Steve Jobs had such a potty mouth...or such a propensity for violence?
    • Also done by Metrosexual Hipster's Chespin after being commanded to use Curse in "Pokemon in Real Life 5".
  • Comically Missing the Point: Ian, repeatedly in "My Bobblehead is Evil!" After the Twist Ending comes out, it turns out to be Obfuscating Stupidity instead.
    • Basically the entire point of "LIFE BETTER-ERS!"
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Continuity Porn: Their video celebrating 2 billion views contains pretty much every one of their characters from their 2013 videos.
    • Teleporting Fat Guy comes back in "Rejected Videos". Only he's not so fat anymore.
    • The easy button and easy step have been reused form time to time.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Anthony gets one in A Very Hairy Situation W/ Billy Mays when he's mistaken for Billy Mays and kidnapped by terrorists. His punishment? Being forced to watch The Hills.
  • Couch Gag: A random clip playing when the Smosh logo comes up in the beginning always gets interrupte-SHUT! UP!
  • Crosscast Role: Due to two males being the main actors, it's bound to happen.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: REJECTED VIDEOS.
  • Crossover:
  • Curse Cut Short: See Atomic F-Bomb above.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: "JURASSIC POKEMON", to aching extents.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Implied with this joke in "iPhone 5 Revealed:" "i have a cubone! i better marowak it...and after i beedrillin' i squirtle and i get drowzee"
    • Also, the 1.5 Richter scale vibration on the new iPhone, prompting a woman to slyly slip it into her pants...
    • Food Battle 2012 includes the challenge of jerking off with the pink frosted sprinkled donut (or egg roll) and in order to win the challenge the food has to survive.
      Anthony: I've never done this outside before, but whatever! Hashtag YOLO!
  • Dead All Along: THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS.
  • Death Is Cheap: People die a lot. Most of them come back fine later. Lampshaded in Food Battle 2010.
    Ian: Oh, hey Anthony.
    Anthony: Wait, I just came back from the dead, and you're not even surprised.
    Ian: Not really, it's kinda becoming a yearly occurance.
    • Fun fact: In 2011, Ian and Anthony died 46 and 31 times, respectively.
    • At the end of 2012, this has been explained as actually being a bunch of clones. Anthony's died 31 times, Ian's 39.
  • Deconstructive Parody: BADASS NEW POWER RANGERS.
  • Defictionalization
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A deleted scene from Ian Gets Lucky lists reasons why Anthony and Ian shouldn't be getting allowances. They have big noses. In case you missed it the first time it was mentioned, it shows up in a bigger size down the list. It's even lampshaded!
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: "Meat In Your Mouth" and "Dixon Cider." As if the lyrics to the songs weren't suggestive enough, the videos are full of over-the-top innuendo.
  • Double Entendre: Lots of 'em. Food Battle 2012 has several examples, the most obvious of which is, "I blew pork all over Your Mom."
  • Downer Ending: Stranded, looking through the eyes of the man who is stranded.
    "There's no chance of survival. There's nothing left to hold on to. I've lost all hope."
  • Dumb Blonde: Rachel, the hottie from "That's Hot!" Ten years later, she looks 34 and is still in high school.
  • Emo: Anthony's hairstyle is very obviously this. Apparently, he used to have an afro (and a wardrobe that would make Screech Powers cringe), but it got burned off and the emo hair was a transplant.
  • Emo Teen: Being one is the only way to survive High School, according to what the Internet says in Four Years Foreplay. Hilarity Ensues when Ian's character shows up to school in dark clothing, guyliner, straightened hair, and (fake) facial piercings.
  • Engrish: The birthday cake Ian got for Anthony (on his own birthday!) is written with this, because he bought it in Chinatown.
  • Entendre Failure: During the Wandagra commercial in HARRY POTTER DELETED SCENES!
    Woman (Anthony): Ever since he's been using Wandagra—well, his wand has been really stiff!
    Ian: And she's not referring to my penis.
    Woman (Anthony): ...Yes I am!
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Anthony.
    • Also, played with by Freshman!Ian in "That's Hot!" He thought it was due to his leather shorts, but it was really because of the pizza-flavored Hot Pocket in his transparent fanny pack.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: Addicted to Honey Boo Boo Child.
  • Every Episode Ending: "Mailtime with Smosh" episodes almost always end with one of them dying.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep Ian's mom.
  • Evil Laugh: Anthony's evil bobblehead.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A lot of stuff, particularly the Metrosexual Hipster and "Meat In Your Mouth."
  • Explosive Stupidity: Anthony, with the exploding churro!
  • Eye Beams: In quite a few videos.
    • One of the first examples is Spiderman, Spiderman.
    Anthony as Dr. Octopus: Go, laser eyes.
    Ian: DR. OCTOPUS DOES NOT HAVE LASER- AGGGHHHH!
    • Also in the alternate ending for Breaking the Habit.
    Anthony: We're zombies now!
    Ian: Zombies with laser eyes! * BOOM*
  • Flash Step: The Neighbour.
  • Flipping the Bird: Max in "Hardcore Max 2" and Ian in "Food Battle 2009".
    • Metrosexual Hipster flips the bird twice in "Pokemon in Real Life 3".
    • The puppeteers do this a lot in "The End of Christmas".
  • Foreshadowing: In Food Battle 2011, Ian darkly chuckles after Anthony suggests a duel with their two foods acting as guns. It seems slightly out of character and inappropriate for the moment, until we learn what he prepared for the duel....
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In "My Stupid Dying Grandpa," as Ian is forced to kiss the face of Aunt Jemima to get rid of his fear, increasingly demonic-looking split-second shots of Aunt Jemima's face flash on screen.
  • Friendship Moment: Left-Handed. "Friendship always wins!"
  • Full-Name Basis: "So, Harley from Epic Meal Time fame..."
  • Generic Name: "Bob... Bob Jones..."
  • Gender Bender: In "Smosh Snatchers", two black girls who are envious of the duo's success decide to undergo plastic surgery to become and then kill them. It doesn't succeed when the Ian impostor mentions the duo's like of Spice Girls, which was apparently supposed to be kept secret between both of them. Also invoked in one video when Ian e mentions how much he would just grope himself if he were a girl.
  • Generation Xerox: Anthony disguises as his grandma in "Biggest Zit Ever," and the commercial director remarks on how much "she" looks like Anthony before hitting on her, forcing Anthony to abandon the disguise.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Anthony wears SpongeBob boxers a lot, especially when he has to show his underwear on camera.
    • Ian doesn't usually show underwear that much, but we do very often see a Union-Jack pattern on his belt.
  • Grammar Nazi: Grammar Police.
  • Gratuitous German: The reason Ian doesn't help out Anthony in "Stuck In A Toilet!" is because he's busy learning German to prepare for Nazi zombies...again.
    How about this phrase, you stupid American? I just pooped my lederhosen! Ich scheiße auf meine Lederhosen!
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Anthony is Mexican.
  • Green Aesop: Amazing New Drink!(which is tap water)
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Whenever Anthony has any form of success, Ian becomes extremely jealous and resorts to name-calling and screaming rants. Ex: Male Model, A Hairy Situation w/ Billy Mays, Anthony Poses for Playgirl?! and The Famous Cheese Guy.
    • Don't forget his jealousy-fueled rage in Food Battle 2008 due to Anthony winning the 2007 one.
  • Groin Attack: Woe be onto you if you happen to be Anthony's genitals, which to date, has been kicked, turned into gold, slammed between a car door and sliced off by adamantium claws!
    • Ian gets this too sometimes, as alluded to in "That's Hot!" when his mom reminds him of the time he put his you-know-what in the microwave...
    • And on Ian's bucket list, he wants to "kick each member of One Direction in the taint."
    • The ending of Boxman 2.0.
  • Haunted House: Ian and Anthony learn that Anthony's house is haunted when they hear strange noises in the house. They soon learn the ghost is friendly, but there may be an unfriendly ghost when they heard a noise that wasn't the friendly ghost's doing.
  • Hetero Sexual Life Partners: Ian and Anthony come really close to this.
  • High School: Smosh and I Set My Friends On Fire sing about being a Freshman in Four Years Foreplay.
    • Their "True Story" cartoons and "That's Hot!" all depict events that are said to have happened to the guys in high school.
  • Hollywood California: The California Stereotype Experiment. "Ian is deadset on proving wrong the stereotype that everyone in California surfs or lives next to a movie star. Unfortunately for him and Anthony the stereotype... may be true."
  • Homosexual Reproduction: In Food Battle 2009, as a challenge, Anthony wears his burrito as a wig. It's so convincing that Teleporting Fat Guy believes he is a girl he knows and proposes to "her" on the spot, followed by pictures of their wedding, their honeymoon, and one of them with their 3 kids before accidentally knocking his wig off.
    Teleporting Fat Guy: Sherrie, I hope we'll be together for- OH MY GOD, YOU'RE A DUDE!
    • In "I have a secret son" when two people hold each others right hand, the mommy gets pregnant and the baby pops out of the mommy's tummy. Which happened to Anthony when he held Stevie's right hand.
  • Idiot Hair: The infomercial salesman in the Runbrella commercial has one.
  • Idiot Hero: Anthony and Ian are shown as morons when they play themselves in their videos. Sometimes, however, one will be smarter than the other.
    • In later seasons, Anthony is usually in the smarter of the two.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun:
    • At the end of "My Pet Pikachu," Pikachu turns out to be a bum who stole Anthony's costume, so he shanks the guys and leaves. Anthony yells, "Shanks for that!" Then the subtitle reads, "RIP Anthony and Ian: Dead By Horrible Puns."
    • The Couch Gag for "Dixon Cider" has Anthony ask, "You guys wanna hear a punny joke?" Which also foreshadows the whole point of the video.
    • In SMOSH VS ZOMBIES, Anthony says "Hey zombies, don't lose your head!" before shooting at them and missing all of them.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Many of the "girls" in the show, particularly because they're more often than not very obviously played by one of the guys.
  • Insane Troll Logic: The therapist in "Most Violent Game Ever!" must kill Ian before he becomes violent! (Insert Evil Laugh here)
  • It Runs On Nonsenseoleum: Most Smosh vids, but the Food Battles take this Up to Eleven (and even lampshade it in Food Battle 2012.)
  • Literal Metaphor: In We're Stuck Together!, the Boss seemingly reacts to Ian and Anthony fighting by saying "So hot." The Game Show host asks if the boss like four boobs too, only for the boss to show that he meant the Host's coffee, which has burnt his feet down to the bone.
  • Major Injury Underreaction/Minor Injury Overreaction: The boys can shrug off things like a gunshot wound and yet go into screaming hysteria over a paper cut.
  • Man Child: Ian, depending on the episode.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Ian gets a cardboard cutout of Hatsune Miku, and starts... you know... so he can check it off his bucket list. Even worse, when Anthony fetches it for him, it's implied he's not the first guy to have done this to that particular cutout.
    Anthony: Eww, it's all sticky. You sure you still want it?
    Ian: Yeah, sloppy seconds, man!
  • Manly Tears: Ian in The Truth Behind My Playgirl Shoot, when Anthony admits that the shoot was fake.
  • Medium Shift Gag: "A Smoshy Christmas" Part 1 and Part 2, natch.
  • Megaton Punch: In a video exclusive to Smosh.com, Anthony (playing Edward from the Twilight series) buys blood from a dealer in a way similar to a drug deal. When he realizes it's fake blood, he Falcon Punches the dealer.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Anthony in I'M NOT RACIST!!!.
  • Moral Dissonance: In the video "Toy Airplane." Anthony & Ian use a toy airplane that accidentally takes pictures of a murder. Then they spend the rest of the time trying to get the airplane back while doing NOTHING to bring the killer to justice.
  • Mon: "Go, Anthonymon!" in Pokémon Theme.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The video officially introducing Smosh Games to the world has Anthony complaining about the generic-ness of their new channel name, but Ian thinks that same generic-ness makes it awesome.
  • The Musical: The 2-part 2013 Christmas special.
  • My Sister Is Off Limits: In one video, Anthony's sister (played by Anthony) starts dating Ian, and Anthony's not too happy about that.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Frequently, accompanied with appropriate pixellation. Taken Up to Eleven with "I'M NAKED!", even though Ian's the only one in the buff.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Ian's high school yearbook photo in "Biggest Zit Ever" shows a complete and utter nerd, captioned "Most Likely To Remain a Virgin."
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The creator of Beef-n-Go is named Roy Lee Jenkins.
    • a "Creeed" song called "Anthony's Gone" is played in Anthony Is Mexican.
  • No Indoor Voice: "GOD DAMN IT EDITOR!!!!"
    • "GOD DAMN IT PREDATOR!!!!"
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Ian in "My Bobblehead is Evil".
  • Only Sane Man: Ian and Anthony could play tennis with this role, though Anthony tends to be this most of the time, especially at the end of the " If ___ was Real" videos.
    • Subverted in HITCHHIKING DISASTER!. Ian has to put up with Anthony having a funeral for his pet rock, locking the car, and leaving his keys, and throwing his only pair of car keys at a bear. Turns out, Ian left his door open.
  • Papa Bear: The little girl's dad in "My Stupid Dying Grandpa." When Ian steals her cookie, he starts whaling on him like nobody's business, complete with Spaghetti Western background music.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Anthony uses one to trick Ian into believing that he's the tooth fairy.
  • Parody Name: Look closely at the screen on the iPhone in "My Mail Order Bride" and "iPhone 5 Revealed." You can see, in the upper left corner, "GAYT&T." Possibly a Take That.
  • Perma Stubble: Ian can always be recognized by this. In Food Battle 2012, when he tries to use his donut as a fake ID, the store clerk doesn't bother checking it, because of this trope - he just lets Ian buy the beer anyway. (Conversely, the significantly-less-stubbular Anthony can't fake his way through the same way with just an egg roll.)
  • Police Brutality: Played for Laughs, in which the 'police' usually resort to lethal force. By shooting the target continuously for five seconds.
  • Practical Joke: The entirety of "My Stupid Dying Grandpa" turns out to be a huge one orchestrated by Anthony, Ian's mom, and Grandpa.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: In A Very Hairy Situation
    • Ian: I don't think you understand... (cocks gun) You don't F*** ... WITH MY BEST FRIEND!!!
    • Happy Kwanzaa mother-f***er!
  • Rated M for Manly: Anthony calls his diary a "man-journal."
    • The "Taken 3" Trailer.
  • Real After All: Bigfoot and zombies
    • The tooth fairy.
  • Reality Ensues: The premise of the "If X were real" videos.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Anthony's eyes turn red, it means he's brainwashed by something.
  • Red Scare: Ian being a tad silly, as usual, mentions this briefly when Anthony announces their new Smosh Pit feature for the site.
  • Red Shirt: Billy in "JURASSIC POKEMON". He happens to scream like a little girl, which annoys the hell out of Grant and Sattler to the point where they purposely leave him behind.
    Ian: I've been digging this hole for two weeks straight, for no reason whatsoever?! [...] You know what? I'm going to continue to dig this hole, and when I'm done, I'm turning it into a bomb shelter! And when the commies nuke us, guess who's not invited? YOU! And Jon Gosselin! * Digs*
  • Running Gag: In their Food Battle videos, they always both fail the very first challenge.
    • Also in their Food Battle videos, an announcer shows up at the end to tell the winner they just won and ask them what they're going to do now. When they reply, he'll ask if he can come, and they will often answer with an angry Big "NO!" note .
    • Throughout the blooper reel of the Zelda rap, the sword sheath keeps falling off on the first take of a scene.
    • Anthony and Ian die in most Mailtime with Smosh.
    • Cletus screaming in terror at the end of the Neighbour videos.
    • "Paranormal Easy Bake Oven" gets in quite a few, mostly when Ian and Anthony have to sleep in the same bed four nights in a row. Examples:
    • Ian always buy random items that gets him and Anthony killed(like the easy bake oven, or bot bestfriend).
  • Rule of Three: "If TV Shows Were Real" has Ian opening the window to kill three different sets of ladies with sunlight: a lisping lady vampire, two sexy vampires, and the Kardashians. Overlaps with Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking, because the last set didn't threaten him in any way. Many of their in-video running gags come in threes as well.
  • Sassy Black Woman: The "Oh, hell no!" lady.
  • Scenery Censor: A form of this in "Biggest Zit Ever:" Anthony holds a potted plant in front of his face to hide the zit.
  • Screw Yourself:
    Anthony's Girlfriend: I have something to tell you.
    Anthony: What?
    Anthony's Girlfriend (who suddenly turns into him): I AM you!
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Ian is often the sensitive guy and Anthony the manly man.
    • To back this up, Ian seems to get insulted a bit more easily than Anthony, and has also cried for real on camera.
    • Even in [[Web Video/React]], most prominently in Knife Game Song. You can clearly see Ian scared for the man playing the knife game, while Anthony gets excited, even shouting "Faster, faster!"
  • Serial Escalation: "Sexting Gone Wrong" does this on a MASSIVE scale.
    Ian: If you want someone to see you naked, do it in person. Practice safe sext.
  • Serious Business
    • The Grammar Police video. Grammar is serious business.
    • And, of course, the Food Battles. It's easy to lose count of how many deaths those have caused over the years.
  • Shirtless Scene: Anthony Gets Engaged.
    • Both the guys get this on occasion. Played for Laughs most of the time, especially when Ian wants to be a male model.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sleep Cute: Face it. They're both adorable when they're asleep.
  • Soap Punishment: Used in "If Cartoons Were Real". The South Park parody has Stan's mouth being washed with soap.
  • Sound Effect Bleep
  • Spit Take: Done by both boys with milk when they look at the sales of Ian's SHUT! UP! Droid phone app in Ian Gets Lucky...
    • Done once more(!) when Anthony tries to take another sip of the milk. "Probably don't wanna drink that, I spit in that."
  • Spoof Aesop: Real Death Note: "Books are dangerous. Play more video games."
  • Status Quo Is God: Very good thing too, otherwise we'd be seeing not Ian and Anthony but their extra-concentrated ghosts.
  • Stock Scream: The "REAL WATCH DOGS HACKS!" video has the Wilhelm scream when Bad Guy #1 falls into the ball pit.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: "Holy Crap, 2 Billion Views!" has one that dominates almost the entire second half of the vid - the preparation for, and finally the actual act of, blowing up a commemorative cake baked by Duff Goldman - in glorious slow motion.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • One of the extras, Anthony's Own Video, shows us that Anthony's really incompetent with making videos by himself with Ian apparently being "dead" and all....
    • Ian's mom's video in ''My Mom's AMAZING Video!".
    • "Driver's Ed Crap Rap," and HOW! Justified in that it's presented as a ten-year-old vid they had just dug up.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Transformers Rap does this.
    Ian: The Transformers creators wouldn't pay us to make this rap
    They told us that the script was full of NONSENSE!
    I bet you thought I was gonna say "crap", cause it rhymes with "rap", but I'm better than that!
  • Super Drowning Skills: Poor Anthony. He's immune to a lot of things (cobra venom, groin punches, peer pressure, flesh eating viruses, rabies, and shark feces), but water is not one of them.
    • Subverted in Food Battle 2010
  • Tag Team Suicide: When Batman and Robin try to make a video and become YouTube stars, they demonstrate things you could do as a hero. In one part of the video, Batman tries to give an injection to a rabid dog, but apparently winds up killing himself with the needle. Robin sees this, and injects himself with the shot, saying "I'll be with you soon, my love." However, Batman was just pretending to die, and when he realizes Robin is really dead, he doesn't care. He's just happy he'll be an Internet celebrity!
  • Take That: "First Person Shooters Suck!", against Call of Duty (specifically Modern Warfare).
    • In If Video Games Were Real, officer Anous shoots the Duck Hunt dog.
      • The If... Were Real segments in general are just them showing what various forms of media would be like if they were actually realistic.
    • Pokemon Theme Song Revenge is one big Take That against the Pokemon copyright having removed their original theme song parody video for copyright reasons.
    • The guys really, Really don't like Snooki.
    • Disney Star Wars
    • From My Bobblehead is Evil!:
      Anthony: Did you hear that?
      Ian: Hear what?
      Anthony: That creepy whisper that sounded like a demon voice from a cliched Scary Movie?
    • They've asked a Lakitu for a voodoo doll of Ke$ha.
    • On the subject of video games causing violence here.
    • The End of Christmas, an obvious Take That to Christmas, but during Anthony's segment, where he complains where his mom gets him sweaters and the wrong video game, the 'wrong video game' seen is Duke Nukem Forever.
  • Tempting Fate: Anthony just got to star in an acne-cream commercial (being specifically ordered to keep his skin clear too), and what is the first thing he does? PIZZA FACIAL!!!
    • Ultimately double-subverted. Anthony is fired not for getting a zit, but because the director wanted to ask him out when he was disguised as his grandma, and he got mad at him for "cockblocking" him. And don't forget, the director has already been all but confirmed to be hot for Anthony.
    • Almost everything Professor Oak says in "JURASSIC POKEMON" is this Up to Eleven.
      • Dr. Sattler falls victim to it too.
    Dr. Grant: Are we safe in here?
    Dr. Sattler: Yes, unless they figure out how to open doors.
    (doorbell)
    Token Black Guy: I'll get it!
  • That's What She Said
  • The Other Darrin: Ian's mom in "That's Hot!" is very obviously played by a much younger woman. Justified given that this part takes place on the guys' first day of high school (about ten years ago.)
  • The Problem with Pen Island: Altogether now: "PEN 15!"
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: "Taken 3 Trailer" has Ian (as a young Bryan Miller) wantonly whacking everyone's neck areas and shooting kneecaps. In some cases, he karate-chops the neck areas then shoots the kneecaps, several times.
  • They Killed Kenny: Peter
    • Also both Ian and Anthony in their mail time with smosh videos, Food Battles and some others.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Left-Handed.
    Ian: You just used your right hand! You owe me twenty bucks, bitch!
    • The end of Stranded:
    CRACK IS WHACK. BITCH.
    • Ian's First Girlfriend.
    Cockadoodle doo. BITCH!
    • Sexist burger (Lunchtime With Smosh)
    "Bye!" "Bye!" "Bye?" "Bye." "Bye. . . bitch."
  • Token Black: One of the characters in "JURASSIC POKEMON" is called the Token Black Guy.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Pretty much everyone in "JURASSIC POKEMON". When one of the Pokemon bangs on the door, someone actually goes to open it. And it had to be the black one, too!
  • Totally Radical
    • Anthony's dad in "Badass New Power Rangers."
    • Also, the therapist in "Most Violent Game Ever!" keeps saying "big frickin' dealio." A lot.
  • Twist Ending
    • "Real Ghostbusters" is not only a parody of Ghostbusters but also of The Sixth Sense. After you figure that out, everything makes sense...sort of.
    • "My Bobblehead is Evil:" Ian has an evil bobblehead, too!
    • "Smosh vs Zombies" ends with Ian and Anthony realizing that they could be best friends forever if they become zombies, so they willingly get infected. The video ends to them gleefully butchering survivors while cheerful music plays.
  • Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000:
    • Super Head Esploder 5 in Anthony is Mexican.
    • Most Violent Game Ever: Super Head Esploder X, which now allows you to use your iPad's photos to make the heads you get to esplode.
      Ian: Super Head Esploder X! It's no big dealio, but if you don't download it, you too will become an axe murderer. Probably.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In the Mighty Smoshin' POWER RANGERS video, a man stealing a kid's candy says to Ian and Anthony (who try to stop him) "Screw off, cheesefarts."
    • In 2 Guys 1 Bathroom, Ian thinks "If he sees me going to the stall, he's going to think I'm insecure and have a small tallywhacker. Wait... why'd I just call it a tallywhacker?" Then later in the video, as someone is waiting on Ian or Anthony to get done using the urinal, he exclaims: "Fine! I'll just use the stall! And I don't have a small tallywhacker!"
    • From Dubstep Commercials Suck, we have this gem of a line: "Sweet Sacajawea, that's highly irregular!"
    • Also..."I'm draining my sausage!" from Anthony. (Ian says almost the same thing, substituting Five-Dollar Footlong.)
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: If Anthony and Ian are portraying themselves, they're often an exaggerated Type 2; despite being best friends, they don't seem to give a damn about anything that happens to each other, even if the other one is outright killed. In fact, 90% of the time one of them dies, the other one is directly responsible for it.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Claymation Ian in "A Smoshy Christmas, Part 2". Repeatedly.
    Anthony: Technically, we're driving on the ocean.
    Ian: Ugh! (projectile-vomits onto the Arctic ice cap) You know I get seasick!
    • In "The End of Christmas Pt 1", Puppet Anthony vomits out a stream of Jack Daniels.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Deleted scenes from "Stuck In A Toilet!" reveal that Anthony wore briefs under his Spongebob boxers to prevent this.
  • We All Live in America: A lot of the stuff on Smosh Pit doesn't make any sense for non-americans
  • What Beautiful Eyes: Ian. A lot of their Youtube comments are about this. Anthony even acknowledges this in a Lunchtime With Smosh video where he says Ian has "cool eyes" while he has "poop eyes".
  • Why Did It Have To Be Aunt Jemima?: According to "My Stupid Dying Grandpa," Ian is terrified of Aunt Jemima. Not the syrup, but Aunt Jemima herself. The eyes just stare into his soul.
  • Yandere: Siri, for Anthony in SIRI TRIED TO KILL ME!
    • Makes it very odd when the Couch Gag for "iPhone 5 Revealed" has Anthony ask Siri if she'll be his girlfriend, and she says no. Got reset, perhaps?
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Not surprisingly some of their fans. It's extremely hilarious to see Ian and Anthony's reactions when they are sent slash fanfiction of themselves.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: "When I drowned in Food Battle 2006, I learned how to survive underwater - by holding my breath!"
  • Your Mom: More specifically Ian's mom.
    • Subverted once - Ian's mom really was in the catalog.

Small Town CosplayWeb VideoSmosh Games

alternative title(s): Smosh
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
114540
35