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Web Video: The Slow Mo Guys
The Slow Mo Guys is a web series featuring Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy showing various scenes occuring in slow motion, filmed using a Phantom Flex camera that can shoot up to 10,000 FPS, the same one used for the slow motion scenes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Their YouTube page is found here and their Facebook page is here, you can also follow the Twitters for both Gav and Dan.

They are technically considered part of the Rooster Teeth family, owing to Gav being an actual member, Dan appearing in their vids from time to time, and Rooster Teeth hosting some of their videos on their website.

These tropes look better in slow-motion!

  • The Alleged Car: Dan couldn't even trade in his run-down car so he has an excuse to try and destroy it with fireworks.
    • And kicking the passenger side mirror in frustration at it.
  • Amusing Injuries: Filmed in slow motion of course!
    • Not so funny when Dan got his hand cut up by a glass paint bottle exploding.
  • Ascended Meme: Dan's grandfather in the butane rockets. "I heard various explosions earlier." was used in a challenge to write said phrase on the tablet, running Dan's garden, blindfolded and being pelted by exercise balls.
  • Blatant Lies: From the FAQ video.
    Dan: "Do you guys play video games?"
    Gavin: No.
    Dan: No.
    [Starts pulling off all of the 360 controllers as they cover up the Spartan helmet]
    Gavin: Never.
  • Butt Monkey: Dan is usually on the receiving end of very painful shots from: Getting slapped in the face, recieving a football to the side of the head, getting hit with a champagne cork, finger in a mouse trap, punched in the stomach, burnt by boiling oil, burnt by hot popcorn butter, almost drowned with a water-filled condom on his head, choked on cinnamon, shot by a paintball gun in both legs, and shot with a Maverick.
    • It gets much more serious when he burned his hand and leg with boiling oil and got a piece of glass lodged in his finger.
    • Gav isn't immune to this, he was shot more times by the Maverick, particularly in the bridge of the nose. And also cracked his back doing the Happy Gilmore swing. Although given how badly he's treated within Achievement Hunter and on Rage Quit, Dan needed to share the pain.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: The series pretty much runs on this.
  • Cute Kitten: Gav's cat, Lloyd, is very obedient to allow him to film her jumping down a tree and climbing up a fence when asked to. Of course, she tends to get in the way of some filmings.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Commonly said on anything very dangerous such as smashing fluorescent lights, fire tennis and anything else that fits the deal of said disclaimer.
    • Notably averted in other cases, however, as Gavin claims he dislikes these disclaimers. So when he does say it, then that day's activity is probably stupid levels of dangerous.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Okay, more like model globe shattering kaboom.
  • Eye Scream: A very minor example when the Cuboid claimed he could taste tomato through his eye.
  • Fan Disservice: Invoked, they wanted to remove the female attention by filming flappy faces in slow-mo. As well as when Dan was forced to vomit milk.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The literal example done just so Gavin would get shot first by a paint ball gun.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Well, Gavin isn't really a Jerk Ass so much as he just shows no empathy towards Dan after the latter got a bunch of mousetraps set off on his hands. Still, after the "150 Mousetrap Chain Reaction" video, where Dan set off the mousetraps by slamming his hands onto them (by Gavin's request), Gavin remarked that his heart rate had finally calmed down. After an incredulous reaction from Dan, Gavin points out that he was the one to set the mousetraps up, and Dan admits he has a point.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Dan first shoots Gavin in the shoulder, saying he shoots like a woman before being shot directly in the bridge of the nose.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Seriously, running through a fountain of diet coke in slow motion while set to some dramatic music.
  • Overcrank: The whole point of the series.
  • Playing with Fire: Exploding lighters, fire vs. water, large petrol fire, the flaming hand trick, butane gas rocket, flint and steel, fire tennis, molotov cocktail and throwing fireballs from buckets of petrol.
  • Product Placement: By Lenevo, both for their thinkpads that withstand impact and water to be used on the I.S.S. and their tablets that also withstand impact and have a very durable, "gorilla" glass screen that was shot by paint balls. Best of all, you can play Angry Birds on it.
  • Shout-Out: Given that Gavin is from Rooster Teeth. No doubt he makes a reference to Minecraft with filming flint and steel in slow motion.
    • Then there are occasional Team Fortress 2 references when Dan dons a gas mask for protection.
    • Given that they were testing a tablet by Lenevo, it begs the question if you can play Angry Birds on it and the answer is: Yes.
    • Gavin's nickname to a golden revolver when showing underwater gunshots, which is the Revolver of Pimps.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Exploding lighters, firework rocket launcher, axe through an Axe/Lynx can, exploding melon, the butane rocket certainly looks like an explosion at normal speed, bottle bombs, five power plant cooling towers, paint cans/bottles, a fertility statue, cereal, LEGO's, the entire world (okay, a globe of the world) and larger paint bottles.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Quoted word for word by Gav when he was about to jump on the giant water balloon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Dan and Gavin. The series runs on Comedic Sociopathy, but at the end of the day they're really good friends.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In slow motion from various Gross-Up Close-Up angles.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Their anniversary video showed every slow motion shot in real time which took around a couple of minutes even though all those videos were pretty much posted within a year and it takes quite awhile to watch each of them.
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