Super Mari Fun Time: A Let's Play featuring Mari playing Xbox Live exclusive titles.
Why We're Single: A show where Joven, Sohinki and Lasercorn rant about a given topic related to gaming (ranging from video game crushes and disappointing games to favorite video game heroes and easter eggs), showing how their knowledge in gaming is the supposed reason as to why they're single. The episode usually ends with the hosts saying, "And that's why we're single."
Backseat Gaming: Two of the hosts play a certain game; while one actually plays the game, another issues commands as the titular Backseat Gamer, and no matter how ridiculous the request, it must be followed. If the actual gamer becomes frustrated, he can call a switch and swap with the Backseat Gamer. This can go on until the two mutually agree to stop, or when one gamer's Berserk Button has been pushed to the point of rage quitting the show.
Dope Or Nope: A preview show where games are given dope (positive) or nope (negative) points, based on the previewers' first impressions.
Cage Match Challenge: A show that pits two players against each other and the loser recieves a punishment. It replaced Smosh Action Games News Update Today (S.A.G.N.U.T.) in June 2013.
Gametime With Smosh: A Let's Play with Anthony and Ian.
Smosh Games Review: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a review of a recently released game. More often than not, the game being reviewed is the same one that had appeared on that week's Dope Or Nope, but is given more analysis past the initial impressions.
Smosh Games Vs.: A show where Joven, Lasercorn and Sohinki take on fans in different games online. Replaced Boss Fight Of The Week (see Boss Battle below) in February 2013.
Smosh Game Bang: A show where Anthony, Ian, Mari, Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire battle each other in different games, with the loser/s receiving a punisnment corresponding to the game being played.
Top 5 Friday: Similar to Why We're Single, one of the hosts goes down to list 5 of a certain video game related topic, like best weapons, best Final Fantasy games, or something of the like.
Gamer Nation: A show where Lasercorn, Joven, Sohinki (and the occasional guest star) talk about a certain issue or topic related to the gaming industry. The show also allows fans to voice out their opinions via Twitter, and features a quick debate between two of the hosts, called PvP.
I Have A Raging Bonus: A behind-the-scenes series which show off deleted scenes or outtakes from certain videos, interviews with guests, and the like.
The Ace: Sohinki gets good, if not the best, scores in practically everything they do in Game Bang. Including singing and dancing! Even in defeat, he manages to look good.
Mari: "Why do you know this [song]!?"
Jovenshire: "Why are you single!?"
To clarify, he dominated Mercenaries in RE 6 as well as the first Just Dance Game Bang, suffered only one loss in the Sonic The Fighters challenge (losing only to Ian, who remained undefeated), memorized a Motor Mouth rap by Twista, Jamie Foxx and Kanye West for Def Jam, among others. He only suffered one loss so far, and that was in the Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Game Bang alongside Mari.
Aerith and Bob: Sohinki, Lasercorn, Jovenshire on one end; Ian, Anthony, and Mari on the other.
Partially subverted: Sohinki goes by his last name, while Lasercorn and Jovenshire are nicknames. Their given names are Matt, David, and Joshua, respectively.
Angrish: Unintelligible noises, screaming, rapid-fire swearing, and the occasional non-sequitur outburst. Video games are Serious Business.
April Fools' Day: On an episode of Why We're Single focusing on best Minecraft creations, Sohinki and Jovenshire confess that they have girlfriends and can no longer do the show. It turns out that the girls were their old colleagues from Clevver TV and that they were going to talk about sidescrollers instead.
Artifact Title: Why We're Single, as Sohinki's the only one in the trio that's not in a relationship (as Lasercorn is married and Jovenshire has a girlfriend since July 2013).
Asian Drivers / Women Drivers: Mari plays this hilariously straight during the Mario Kart 64 Game Bang, marking the first time she's finished dead last in a Game Bang. Lampshaded when she's given the in-game achievements "Fulfill a Stereotype" and "Continue the Stereotype."
Played with when a female Asian civilian runs over Sohinki in the GTA IV Backseat Gaming episode.
Boss Battle: One of the first few shows on the channel was Boss Fight of the Week, which as the name implied, had Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire taking on different bosses as requested by fans; some of whom included Alduin,Albert Wesker,General Raam,The Taurus Demon and Tabuu. After the battle against Mundus, the team has replaced the show with Smosh Games Vs. (where the trio compete with fans online), citing a lack of new bosses to fight. However, they have stated that they will fight newer and more interesting bosses when they may come out.
Butt Monkey: Ian and Jovenshire most prominently, especially in Game Bang, but everyone else has become this depending on the situation.
Jovenshire has become more of a Butt Monkey as he managed to LOSE TWO BETS where he now gets to be slapped by Sohinki in 3 separate videos and have to wear a Twilight shirt for 3 more separate videos. He recently lost another bet and is forced to wear 3 different My Little Pony shirts.
This is increased greatly in the Mario Tennis episode of Game Bang; at the end, since he and Ian got last, this meant Lasercorn, Mari, Sohinki, and Anthony got to throw tennis balls at them. Lasercorn deliberately aimed for Joven; Mari goes for Ian but accidentally(?) gets Joven instead; Sohinki claims to go for Ian but goes for Joven; Anthony goes for Ian, who dodges, and while he takes a surprise second shot, Sohinki jumps in and throws another ball at Joven. This fourth one actually scored a Groin Attack.
The Cast Showoff: Subverted. Mari is a trained dancer. Ian is a relatively decent singer. Sohinki is good at pretty much everything. But they've been known to get low scores in games where they gave a great performance, due to the game not registering correctly.
Cluster F-Bomb: More like Cluster Sound Effect Bleep, but still counts. At the beginning of the Gamer Nation episode "Blaming Video Games For Violence", Jovenshire does the introduction:
Joven: What's up everybody and welcome to Gamer Nation this week, where we're talking about f-(four straight seconds of bleeps, with Joven barely heard starting and ending swear words in between), all those controversial things in video games and what makes video games actually controversial; our editor's gonna LOVE that!
Color-Coded Characters: Each member of the crew has a color to represent them: pink for Mari, orange for Anthony, yellow for Lasercorn, green for Sohinki, blue for Ian, and purple for Jovenshire.
Comically Small Bribe: Smosh acquired Clevver Games for $7.00 and a bag of fruit snacks. The bag of fruit snacks was not only open but proved to contain shards of metal, which Lasercorn happily devoured regardless.
Ian did this deliberately when forced to sing a Nickelback song.
Enemy Mine: Mari and Lasercorn form one during the third tournament of the SSB Brawl Game Bang to put a stop to Sohinki's winning streak. It works, and Anthony ends up winning the third "hammer" instead of Sohinki.
Epic Fail: Pretty much anything Mari does with grenades in Halo: Reach in Game Bang.
Ian and Anthony, while playing Happy Wheels, get annoyed at someone who created a "Smosh Quiz" level with most of the answers wrong (for example, one question asked if Smosh's first video was Pokemon or Mortal Kombat, when it was Power Rangers).
For Great Justice: Knife Man Guy and Riot Shield Man's reason for doing what they do. Which is killing people with knives and bashing evil-doers to death with a riot shield, respectively.
Gamer Chick: Mari. She hosts a show which focuses on Xbox Live-exclusive titles and is stylized as a Let's Play. She can also keep up with the guys during the Game Bangs as well.
Gay Bravado: The general approach favored by any guy who ends up in a romantic scene with Ian (whose usual reaction is over-the-top Squick).
Groin Attack: No balls are safe from Lasercorn. Two of his most egregious examples include only shooting zombies in the groin during the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang, and demonstrating the point-shooting mechanic in his review of Hitman: Absolution by painting a guard's crotch twenty times and proceeding to unload a full magazine of rounds into the poor guy's balls. He also insisted on having Sohinki shoot flaming crossbow bolts at enemies' crotches during their Dishonored Backseat Gaming session.
In the Mario Tennis episode of Game Bang, when Sohinki is throwing a tennis ball at Jovenshire and Ian for part of their loser punishment, he almost gets one on Joven. Then, a minute later, he jumps in and takes a second shot, which successfully hits Joven in the intended area.
Killed Off for Real: In the Mortal Kombat episode of Game Bang, the guys claim that this will happen to the loser, who will suffer a "Fatality" at the hands of the winner. Obviously, it's just an animation, and the loser is back by the next episode.
Knife Nut: The aptly named "Knife Man Guy," who's finally made the jump from Clevver Games to Smosh Games.
Never Live It Down: Inverted and in-universe; in Game Bang, Anthony doesn't let the others forget how they didn't tell him about the time crystal in Resident Evil 6, pointing it out whenever somebody else finds it.
Never Trust a Trailer: The promo for the channel that went on Clevver Games depicted Jovenshire as being the Only Sane Man — while Sohinki and Lasercorn agree to work for Smosh Games for seven dollars and some (adulterated) fruit snacks, Joven just sits on the side and shakes his head.
The promo for Smosh's channel showed Jovenshire and Lasercorn reacting with reasonable confusion when Anthony suddenly declares them to be part of the new channel. Sohinki agrees cheerfully, his only confusion coming from Anthony at first calling him a girl.
Comic Trio: Lasercorn = leader with harebrained plans, Jovenshire = idiot who goes along with stupid plans, Sohinki = complainer.
Knight, Knave and Squire: Knight =Lasercornnote he's the knight and not knave because he's obsessed with shooting things in the balls, even when it's ridiculously impractical to do so., Knave = Sohinki, Squire = Jovenshire.
Pungeon Master: Sohinki - especially when he's lending his voice to Knife Man Guy. Also invoked during his decapitation spree in the Left 4 Dead 2 Boss Fight of the Week.
"It's KNIFE to meet you!" *stab* "And you as well!" *stab*
"You really should get some fortifying shampoo, to protect your SCALP!"
"I hope these puns aren't getting too obSKEWER!"
"I think they wrote a fairy tale about you guys. It's called The Three Blind KNIFE!"
Anthony got the best time during the Jillian Micheal's Workout Adventure Game Bang. However, everyone else voted that winning at such a horrible video game made him a loser, and he was forced to do fifty squat-jacks in a frilly dress.
Sohinki won the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang... and Anthony, the loser, got to eat roast chicken off of the top of Sohinki's head like a zombie eating a person's brain.
Anthony winning the final battle against Lasercorn in the Sonic Game Bang meant he had to share eating a chili dog with Mari, "Lady and the Tramp style," as both of them were now tied with one win and four losses. He questioned why he even wanted to win when he had to eat the chili dog, regardless.
Initially, the 2vs2vs2 Call of DutyGame Bang punishment was for one of the losers to dress up like Jar Jar Binks and give the other loser a lap dance. However, this was changed at the last second so both losers (team Anthonyshire) would have to dress up like Jar Jar and Darth Vader and give the "winners" (team Marhinki) lap dances.
Sohinki: Well... now I just feel like a fool.
Mari: Why does it feel like we're the ones who lost!?
Running Gag: In Smosh's teaser for the new channel: Ian saying "Not enough!"
Minecraft is NOT going to be played. Lasercorn even mentioned it an episode of Why We're Single, about how it causes gamer rage. It has now been played as a two million subscriber reward.
Lasercorn often puts Gag Boobs on the others during Backseat Gaming when they do something to his disliking.
When all else fails, he often pulls out his "raptor claws!"
Sanity Slippage: Ian and Anthony playing Cat Mario. By the last video, Anthony starts making the Ian and Anthony bobble-head dolls have a conversation, while the real Ian does a helpless Aside Glance.
Screams Like a Little Girl: Anthony, full stop. Especially during the Slender and "Slendytubbies" editions of Gametime With Smosh. Though all of the men have been guilty of this at least once.
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Anthony and Ian occasionally have this dynamic during Gametime With Smosh, with Ian as the sensitive guy and Anthony as the manly man.
One good example is in their Happy Wheels Gametime. The first time Ian dies in the game, a lot of blood flies around. Anthony laughs at the blood while Ian reacts in a disgusted/shocked manner.
Serious Business: The Game Bangs are this, in no small part due to the horrible punishments that are saddled on the loser(s). They even have a slow-mo instant replay "Taking It Too Seriously Cam" that gets used at least two to three times each Game Bang.
Anthony and Mari, due to being forced to share a chili dog without using their hands, as punishment for losing the Sonic The Fighters challenge.
Ian and Lasercorn, by virtue of being paired together in team-based games.
Sound Effect Bleep: Whenever someone swears, just like on Smosh's regular channel. Notably, they swear much more here than there.
A hilarious variation is when the group is playing Def Jam Rapstar in Game Bang and some of the songs have words bleeped out, as well as the lyrics - which the guys are supposed to be rapping - become just dashes. Jovenshire is especially confused by this, leading to him saying "blank" whenever one pops up.
This was flat-out averted by Sohinki, who had the lyrics of his song completely memorized — including the censored parts! See The Ace above for Mari and Jovenshire's reactions.
Spaghetti Kiss: An occasional forfeit in Game Bang involves the two lowest scorers having to "Lady-and-the-Tramp" some food item, such as a banana.
Token Minority: Mari, for being the only Asian and girl in a channel with white guys.
Took a Level in Fitness: Ian goes from being horribly out of shape and finishing dead last by a huge margin in both the Jillian Micheal's Workout and Just Dance 4 Game Bangs, to being second only to Sohinki in the Star Wars dance battle and dodging tennis balls in the Mario Tennis Game Bang. Still didn't stop him from failing a Just Dance 4 rematch, forcing him to dance with Anthony.
Visual Pun: The punishment for the losing team in Halo: Reach is to be teabagged by the winning team. They just got regular teabags dropped on their faces.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Joven has outright stated that the Smosh Games team are like his brothers, and brothers are always doing terrible things to each other. He also claims that he tends to suffer the most abuse because he can take it.
Your Mom: A running gag in the Rock Band Game Bang, to the point where Ian spent most of his song insulting Sohinki's mother and Lasercorn named his band "Anthony's Mom is Promiscuous."