Matt and Pat! They're friends who play together Learning and sharing and junk! One is nice and the other one is less nice! Who couldn't love Matt and Pat? Best friends play together!
— Season 2 intro songnote Sung to the Green Greens Theme from Kirby
Two Best Friends Play is a Web Original comedy series found on the Machinima's YouTube channel.The series is a MST of sorts; two friends named Matt and Pat play video games, argue, and mock the game they are playing and each other. The series does not focus on the two friends; they weren't even named until the second season. According to the show's Facebook page, it started when The Switcher (Matt) invited his friend Snapshot King (Pat) over to play Kirby's Epic Yarn and record themselves taking their playthrough way too seriously. Besides that, little is known about them beyond offhand comments they make during videos.The videos are edited so the audience only sees highlights of their gaming session; they are around ten to fifteen minutes long. The friends also have a spin-off show called TBF: Funtime Adventures, an animated show about discussions the two have about games when not playing them.More content can be found on the author's original channel here, which has their original Kirby's Epic Yarn and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories videos, several mini-episodes, the episodes for the Super Best Friends Brawl spin-off (which involves Mat, Pat, & Woolie competing in local multiplayer games), and their full-length Let's Plays. They also occasionally do a more traditional MST of video game cutscenes called Super Best Friends Watch, in which Matt, Pat, & Woolie watch from start to finish the cutscenes of a game and riff on it. The show's Facebook page can be found here.A recap of all their episodes can be found on the series' Recap page. All the pop cultural references are documented on the series' Shout-Out page.
Samus: I wonder if I can trust this computer, too... Matt: You can't. Don't. When was the last time anyone was better off for trusting a computer?
Aluminium Christmas Trees: In their WWE All Stars and WWF No Mercy videos, they use a custom wrestler named the Shockmaster who seems to be created to be as ridiculous as possible. In reality, there was a wrestler called the Shockmaster and he looked pretty ridiculous (though not to the extent Pat managed in All Stars).
During the Indie Games II vid, Pat tells everyone to put pictures of Basking Sharks on the Facebook fan page. In the next week's video, Mass Effect 3 he urged the fans to stop because they did it far too much.
A Facebook poll helped fans pick which game would be featured in a TBFP. Slender was chosen, much to Pat's rage.
Big Word Shout: At the end of the Captain America video, Matt screams "AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" as he makes Captain America jump at a Nazi robot.
Black Best Friend/Black Dude Dies First: In the beginning of Dead Space 2 Isaac is being treated by a black doctor. Pat talks about how helpful this new best friend will be right before he's killed and mutated by a necromorph. Then humorously lampshaded a few minutes later.
Matt: Not a good day, my super best friend black guy, just totally— Pat: Yeah, Franco really bought it.
There's also their black best friend Woolie. Who 'died' first when fighting Daigo at EVO.
Subverted when playing against Matt and Pat though; he tends to beat them more often than not.
"Blind Idiot" Translation: The "English" version of one of the Xbox Indie games they play, Legend of the Dragonflame Highschool.
Matt: *reading aloud* YOU DO NOT HAVE THE VETO BECAUSE I HAVE KIDNAPPED MIYUKI OF YOUR YOUNGER SISTER.
Boom, Headshot: In the introduction for the Tomb Raider (2013) video, Matt attempts to score a date with Lara by absorbing a hail of arrows with his body. Pat tries to one-up him by taking a shotgun blast to the head for her. The ground abruptly opens and swallows Lara up (who explodes), leaving Pat upset and with his skull split in half.
Rise Of Nightmares is full of them doing these, in response to nearly every single NPC's death.
In Survival, after killing a bear, Matt quips "Man, we barely got away from that encounter!"
Book Ends: At the beginning of the Predator: Concrete Jungle LP, Matt tricks Woolie into participating by telling him that they would be playing Persona instead, then ambushing him with Predator when he arrived. At the very end of the LP, Woolie asks if they can finally play Persona now.
Brick Joke: Early on in the Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks video, they established that unlike some of the other games they have played co-op, they actually are working together and can't kill each other. Matt points out that they'll probably find a way to kill each other later. Sure enough, they did.
In the Funtime Adventures episode Draw or Die, Pat mentions that anything could be in the void him and Matt fall into, including "mummified lobsters." Three guesses as to what ambushes them at the end of the video.
In Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013, Matt and Pat argue over whether hippos are rad or not. Guess what kills them when Pat decides to run through a marsh near the end of the video...
Buffy Speak: Matt does a light version of this on occasion.
Pat: You don't even know what incognito means... Matt: It means that people can't see me, with, our eyeballs.
And later in that same game they discuss going into "sneaky-stab mode".
In Portal 2, the word science gets abused. "Science it up. You're science-ing right now!"
Butt Monkey: Woolie. Anytime they talk about Woolie, it's to make fun of something he said or did.
Though it should be noted, when Woolie and Matt do videos on their own, they have no problem with making fun of Pat.
The one person all three of them can agree on making fun of is their friend James Small, who is apparently British and loves weird Japanese games like Way of the Samurai 4. They also poke fun at him liking Cyclops as a character.
And in Funtime Adventures episode 1, you can see Celestia and Luna toys in a shelf behind Pat, also the colours of the ice cream is the same as the princesses' manes. Also, during the scene where Matt picks up a muffin, Derpy Hooves makes a brief cameo.
In Sleeping Dogs, they punch through a bus. In The Amazing Spiderman, they encounter a glitchy bus that appears to be quivering in fear of them.
In their Shitstorm of Scariness videos, the logo features a distorted image of a Basking Shark, presumably a callback to their audience participation.
Practically anytime now when they get a fire ax as a weapon, they makes references to their Silent Hill: Downpour Let's Play. Also to a lesser extent they sometimes use the "Tour Guide Richard Nixon" voice as well.
In their brawl for Anarchy Reigns, they show a character select screen. Along with Matt, Woolie, and Pat, the other characters were all callbacks to previous videos.note The other characters were a Basking Shark, Zubaz from Fighterpedia, Bear Grylls drinking his own urine, the Baby Metroid, the Fire Ax Matt threw in Downpour, the Mummy Lobster, and Hitomi J-Cup. In their Mario Kart Brawl, Bear Grylls was replaced by Rising Superstar Liam
In the beginning of the second Funtime Adventures episode, Matt is searching through a box labeled PORN written in black marker and looking at box art for Weaponlord, a call back to their Fighterpedia episode, Play Weaponlord Immediately.
The Cameo: Derpy Hooves makes a quick appearance in the first episode of Two Best Friends Funtime Adventures.
Catch Phrase: Probably the most famous of Matt's is "America!" when he sees something patriotic or sometimes just at random. This has actually been toned down since the early days of the show, but references to the concept still pop up, and Matt's character background will forever be red, white and blue, despite the boys being Canadian.
The only other catchphrase that has kept up with them over the years seems to be "It's fine! It's fine!" for token reassurance when facing their many trials.
Critical Research Failure: Deliberately invoked. They play Red Dead Redemption, but gameplay shows that they're actually playing Gun, and the tags on the video list it as Call of Juarez. This is more in-character than the creators making a mistake, since they somehow switch over to Redemption at the end.
Curb-Stomp Battle: When Matt or Pat (they are not sure who) invites their friend Woolie to play Marvel Vs Capcom 3 with them, he brings his own arcade controller and tears Pat to bits. The friends are not amused.
Woolie (as X-23): Yeah it's kind of unblockable when you're jumping in, and you're at level three. Pat: Sh-shut up, shut up. Just get out. Matt: Get out! Pat: Get the fuck out! Matt: Get ouuuuuut! *cut to credits*
The winner of Super Best Friends Brawl: Anarchy Reigns should be very clear by the halfway point of the video. Complete with trash talking the other two (more than usual) for the entire video.
Matt: The moves are probably super complicated. Goes to move list, normal attack is eight x's in a row Pat: Holy fucking shit are you serious? Matt: Okay, let me write down what normal attack is. Pat: Okay: x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x. Matt: What was after the fifth x? Pat: x, x, x. Matt: Okay. Pat: x.
The Dog Bites Back: Matt, after being the butt-end of jokes and forced to play Persona 4 goes to save his game on Pat's memory stick. While Pat is preening over his 100% Completion save file, Matt quickly overwrites it with his own progress.
Matt: If you think we die. Pat: What is up with you and saying that? Pat dies Matt: You thought! Pat: Oh, you're right, I totally did! I thought about what a dick you are. (dies again) Fuck, I guess I was thinking it again!
Pat: You failed everything! You have literally failed everything. The whole game is over now, but it'll still let you play it, to let you know how you fucked it up so bad. Matt:At least I was wearing sweet cut-offs.
Flanderization: In the first seasons, Matt acted as an innocent person barely insulting Pat and praising games. In later seasons, Matt became harsher as he often badmouths games he hates and continuously criticizes characters.
This was more obvious in the Heavy Rain videos where Matt nitpicked most of the game's stuff. Even Pat acknowledged comments involving Matt's repeated complaints.
During their Xbox Live Indie Games II video, after the "Colonies: Neociv" demo ends, Matt replies, "At least it was better than Mass Effect 3", which is what they play next week.
During New Super Mario Bros U, Pat excitedly yells out that he finally won a brawl when he managed to cause Matt, Woolie, and the girls to all die. On the next episode of Super Best Friends Brawl, he gets a shut out against Woolie and Matt, winning for the first time.
The video to Batman: Arkham City starts with footage of Batman: Dark Tomorrow as a joke. In a later season, they do a full episode of Dark Tomorrow.
In the Slender video, after they get caught, there are momentary flashes of the PC desktop, each having something silly or weird.
The tradition continues in the Slender: The Arrival video, only they appear during the static glitches, including scary faces and, curiously, a shot saying "Rustlemania begins this August".
The faces appear to reveal the upcoming games in the season. The first two faces in the video were Tomb Raider and Injustice, which were the next two videos of the season. The exception was with the third face, from The Walking Dead Survival Instinct; the video after Injustice was Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, which did not appear in the Slender video. This could be chalked up to the Slender video being released not long after Blood Dragon was announced (and then confirmed not to be an April Fools' Day joke).
Matt: So nothing bad is going to happen? Pat: Nothing bad is going to happen. Cut to GLaDOS crushing Wheatley Matt: Oh fuck! You said nothing bad would happen! Pat: To you! Matt:Nigel!
And another during the Punch-Out!! video when they are playing Super Punch-Out!! and Matt loses to Mr. Sandman:
Matt: Aw fuck, great, terrific! I got the Wii Punch-Out; that shit's got to be- Pat: Everything for the Wii is for babies. Matt: They're for babies! It's so easy it's just gonna- Cut to Donkey Kong kicking Matt's ass Pat: Oh what the fuck?!
And another when the two are picking out armor for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
Matt: What color should I take? Pat: Pink. Matt:No. Pat: Pink. Take the pink one. Take the pink color. Matt: Why would I take pink? Pat: Because it suits you. Take the pink one. Matt: No, I won't take pink! Pat: Take the little girly color! Take it! Matt: Shut up! Cut to the two dropping into the game. One of them is wearing pinkish armor. Pat: Yeah, come on, Pinky! Matt: Shut up! It doesn't matter which color I am.
Glamour Failure: Matt and Pat try to pass themselves off as living in the US and hide the fact that they're Canadian. However, occasionally they slip up:
During their Saints Row The Third episode, Pat's talking about getting food and mentions Pizza Pizza, a pizzeria chain that exists only in Canada.
During the Heavy Rain Let's Play, Matt lets it slip that he doesn't recognize American currency.
Matt: You look up serial killer stuff 'cause you're into that stuff.
Pat: I haven't done that since CEGEP*
Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, basically the post-secondary education system of Quebec
In Part 17 of their Eternal Darkness playthrough, it becomes clear that both of them speak (or at least read) French very well.
Pat slips up in the Shitstorm of Scariness video of Doom 3, where he mentions going into a Future Shop before trying to cover it up as a Best Buy instead. Future Shop is the Canadian subsidary of Best Buy.
And during the ScrublordsFight Club episode, Matt and Woolie casually mention Loblaws, a Canadian supermarket chain very prominent in Ontario and Quebec, but non-existent in America.
Got Me Doing It: After getting annoyed at Matt calling Wheatley "Nigel" in the Portal 2 episode, Pat accidentally calls him by that name and promptly gets more pissed off.
Pat: We all gotta sneak around, and be sneaky, and then stab. Matt: Sneaky-stab mode? Pat: Sneaky-stab m-...You fucking tricked me into saying that stupid thing. Matt: I didn't trick you you just wanted to say it. Pat: I kinda wanted to.
Gratuitous Japanese: Matt and Woolie do this sometimes, most notably in their Scrublords videos of Kabuki Warriors and the Sailor Moon game. During their playthrough of Metroid: Fusion, Liam also goes "Yata!" after beating a boss.
Matt: I need that as an epitaph on my gravestone: Matt was a man that no one could understand except for monsters and corrupt humans.
Pat: (Reads a page of Maximillian Roivas' journal)*
I sought to love all yet now love causes me pain and suffering. I have learned to fear nothing although it is nothing that I most fear. All that were loyal to me now number among my worst enemies.
Matt: I want that on my gravestone, but instead of all that were loyal to me, just put Woolie.
Groin Attack: As Matt and Pat are quick to point out, the snakes in Man Vs Wild really do look like they're biting Bear Grylls in the groin.
Hate at First Sight: While playing The Walking Dead, Matt mentions how much he usually hates child NPCs in video games, and how impressed he is at the writers for making Clementine likable. Then Duck shows up, and Matt's reaction—before Duck even has a chance to speak—is "Oh hell no." For the rest of the playthrough, Matt interacts with Duck as little as possible and laughs at Duck's misfortunes.
Matt: Shouldn't Mac feel a little bad about- Pat: Just beat the shit out of that old man! He knew what he was getting in for!
Hidden Depths: Despite his constant swearing, Pat is well-read and educated.
This really shines through for both of them, as well as Woolie, during their commentaries on Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metroid: Other M. When not making jokes, they discuss themes and writing with a shocking amount of depth and eloquence.
During him and Woolie's Deadliest Warrior competition, Matt makes a lot of his usual jokes, but offhandedly confirms that he does in fact know who Hannibal is by using his somewhat obscure last name.
Pat is a certified minister in a number of states.
Pat: (after recounting a story about how he got dumped by someone because they argued about love) "Pat, what do you think went wrong?" I think what went wrong was when she was telling me about her feelings, I was like "You're such a dumb bitch." I think that may have been the part where I tripped over my feet at the finish line.
Matt: Now you see how perfect we are, because you hurt my feelings all the time, but I still stick around.
In Assassins Creed Brotherhood Pat informs Matt of a "sweet" achievement which involves scaling a rather large building and safely parachuting off of it. The endeavor takes a few hours and frustration on both sides, but ends with Matt succeeding. Until Pat tricks Matt into letting go of his parachute and killing himself. Also he didn't get the achievement because of the aforementioned death.
In Resident Evil 4, Pat tells Matt he can get gold and items from shooting the fish in the lake. The fish monster in the lake promptly eats him.
This is more or less the reason Pat makes Matt play Dead Space 2.
Pat pulls this on Matt during the Amnesia video, leaving to go get a snack and then waiting for Matt to run into a monster before jumping out and yelling "Boo!"
This happens a lot during the "Shitstorm of Scariness" series. Pops up all over the place in Juon, and there's an hilarious one during Call of Cthulhu where they lose it over a police officer finding them.
Pat: Dude, look at that jump! That's like a real human being's jump. ... No one in games jumps like this, this is totally legit. [One scene later, the game abandons realism and the character makes a massive leap across a chasm.] Matt: Whoooooa! That's a jump! Matt and Pat, in unison:Fuck Bear Grylls! [Even later] Pat: Man, he's like the mayor of fucking Jump Town with that shit.
Large Ham: Sometimes they like to ham up a scene now and then.
Matt: Hey Pat, what's the prognosis here?
The Heavy Rain video is them overreacting to the control introduction.
Lampshade Hanging: While playing Catherine, the two wonder why somebody would want to be friends with people who treat them like shit all the time.
Laughing Mad: Pat breaks down in laughing anguish in Duke Nukem Forever when two alien enemies slowly drop down from a hole in the ceiling (with no footing and topped with an industrial fan) from out of nowhere.
Pat: What if you saved the rest of her and it's just like, no butt?
Memetic Badass: Invoked. The Man Vs. Wild episode has interstitials offering facts about Bear Grylls. Apparently, as a child, Bear Grylls learned from electric eels how to channel electricity through his body. He once nursed a family of mountain lions back to health until they were strong enough for him to kill and eat. He once met Cthulhu, who ran away in terror.
Mirror Match: Scrublords episodes will sometimes have the fifth round be one of these; for instance, in Shaq Fu, the last round had both Matt and Woolie choose Shaq. In their Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale episode, Matt, Pat, Woolie, and Liam all played as Raiden. Twice.
Mismatched Eyes: Upon noticing that Togo, the sled dog from Survival, has one blue eye and one green eye, Pat speculates that Togo must be Yuna reincarnated.
Nameless Narrative: The two friends did not call each other by their names in the first season. The Season 2 intro reveals their names are Matt and Pat, which they then call each other at the end of the Resident Evil 4 video.
No Flow in CGI: Commented on occasionally. Pat likes to call attention to cutscenes where characters are sleeping on top of their covers, or without any covers at all (because CG animating someone sleeping under covers is surprisingly hard). The full-length LP of Heavy Rain actually does have someone sleeping under their covers—Matt and Pat promptly point out how unrealistic it looks, and cite that as why so few games even try. Then they joke that Chrono Trigger was ahead of its time because Chrono is shown sleeping under his covers.
Pat: They [Ethan and Madison from Heavy Rain] have sex behind the bed so they don't have to get underneath the covers.
No Indoor Voice: Shouting seems to be Pat's normal way of communicating with Matt.
For all of the strong-willed fun Pat has for playing scary games and scaring Matt by making him play said scary games, Pat finally breaks down through the playthrough of Slender, which Matt ironically takes in stride and, thus, boredom.
Pat sometimes lets out an "eh" at the end of his sentences. As for why they prefer America, they're on record for calling Quebec a "shithole".
Percussive Maintenance: Done as a joke in the Batman: Arkham City video: the video starts with gameplay from Batman: Dark Tomorrow and they hit the TV to change it to Arkham City
Pet the Dog: After spending most of the Man Vs Wild let's play trying to kill every animal they came across (and even lamenting that the game doesn't let them kill the cougars), Matt and Pat spare the gray fox in the last level, out of respect for the Metal Gear character.
Previously On: Pat tries to explain to Matt the backstory for F.E.A.R. while F.3.A.R. does its own version, and makes the whole thing sound stupid and overcomplicated. Matt doesn't pay attention.
Prison Rape: Continuously referenced and joked about in their Prison Break video. They found the showers and walked out instantly.
Rage Quit: Matt and Woolie play Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus. It's supposed to be a best-of-five match. After three matches (of which he won two) Woolie gets so annoyed at the game's controls that he quits. Matt declares himself the winner by default, "But at what cost?"
Rapid Fire No: Pat's reaction to Matt wanting to play Survival is this for half a minute, without letting Matt get a word in.
Reality Is Unrealistic: In the full playthrough of Man Vs. Wild, Matt and Pat are very critical of the glacier cave in the Patagonia level, claiming that it looks "unfinished" because the interior is completely blue. Real glacier caves actually are that blue.
Similarly, while playing Resident Evil puring the Shitstorm of Scariness, they both laugh at the absurdity of the Smith & Wesson 500, which Pat claims doesn't exist. It actually does.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Apparently even God doesn't want Matt and Patt (and Woolie) to play Game of Thrones, evidenced by the thunderstorm that occurs around the 17:30 mark. A fire alarm interrupted the Eternal Darkness playthrough, and the video recording software decided to ignore some of Chrono Trigger.
More a case of Real Men Used To Wear Pink, however; a few of Matt's YouTube comments have revealed that Pat used to be a brony, but eventually slipped out of that phase. Matt constantly drops My Little Pony references into videos to remind Pat of (paraphrased) "that dark period of his life". The Friendship is Magic wallpaper in the Amnesia video was Matt's doing.
Another case, Matt, Pat and Woolie are all surprisingly knowledgeable of Sailor Moon.
Robo Speak: Matt starts doing this to mock the terrible dialogue in the indie game Who's Gonna Get the Girl?
Running Gag: To say these guys end up going through a lot in the course of their years of play is an understatement. These gags also go in and out of fashion at the drop of a hat, depending on their moods or whether or not the fandom has beaten them to death.
During their SNES playthrough, they repeatedly call back to the game they played at the beginning of the video, Time Cop.
Pat continuously brings up Reptile's invisibility while playing Mortal Kombat 9, whether he's actually onscreen or not. This has shown up in their Earth Defense Force, Skyrim, Metal Gear Solid HD, and Resident Evil 6 videos as well.
More often than not, the episode will end with one of them screaming something.
They love mocking bad jump animations.
"See you later, fuckers!" as characters run away from the action.
"Remember that time when..." as Matt brings up an anecdote, true or not.
Matt will go out of his way to make some sort of Hitomi "J-Cup" Tanaka reference.
The very first Fighterpedia episode mentioned Zubaz, a dropped concept character from the original Street Fighter. Every subsequent Fighterpedia episode referenced Zubaz again, and he still shows up in episodes of Super Best Friends Brawl and Two Best Friends Funtime Adventures. He's since gone on to appear as a playable character in a few independent games the Best Friends have supported via crowdfunding, such as Kaiju Combat and Dive Kick, with an appearance as a special boss in Shovel Knight possibly happening as well.
Pat's love for tank controls.
Matt making squicky sex jokes while Pat tells him to shut up.
Pat, and sometimes Matt, often hopes that this isn't Chris' blood.
A few from their The Walking Dead Let's Play, including Matt's hatred of Duck, both of their hatred to Larry and later Kenny, mocking Lee being "urban", the Shame Car and Shame Hoodie, and reminding themselves the game is "unpatchable/can't be patched", whenever they notice a glitch.
Matt's "Solvin' a Problem" song and Pat's insistence that he stops singing.
They fairly often make references to 1990s-era professional wresters; in particular, they seem to mention the New World Order, Sting, Scott Hall, and Chyna fairly frequently.
Woolie's Hulk doll that was destroyed by everyone in his family, thus ruining him for life.
"If you're just joining us, we're talking about X" Whenever things goes way out of context. Happened quite frequently in the Revengeance playthrough.
Referring to enemies as "Most Refined <name>", a reference to Most Refined Ichisumi from Double Dragon Neon.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a video that doesn't have a Metal Gear reference.
Matt makes Simpsons references nearly every video as well.
Pat explains to Matt the backstory to Metal Gear during Kane and Lynch.
They chose to discuss the recently released 3DS and what kind of present to get for a friend during two separate cutscenes in Resident Evil 4, neither of which they realized had quicktime events embedded in them.
Matt's overanalyzation of Earth Defense Force 2017 as Japan's response to the War on Terror.
Almost the entire WWE All Stars video is them discussing the wrestlers' careers.
In Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, we hear a snippet of a conversation about Greek philosophy while Matt's playing the single-player game. Turns out Pat's a fan of the Socratic method, and thinks that Aristotle held back modern thinking by hundreds of years.
Much of their Resident Evil 2 playthrough is this, with them discussing various backstory elements of the RE-verse, including disdain for the SD Perry Novels and spin-off games, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger's filmography, the merits of System Shock, and other various topics.
The beginning of the Killer 7 is them talking about Quantum Of Solace for almost two minutes.
Self-Deprecation: In their Anarchy Reigns episode of Brawl, Matt and Woolie make fun of Fighterpedia; a show they had on Machinima that only lasted one season. Cut to the Fighterpedia intro, with the text replaced with "Nobody Watched".
As of completing their The Walking Dead Let's Play, Pat admits he's prone to crying, as opposed to Matt.
Reversed in Shitstorm of Scariness: Haunting Ground. Matt is a pervert who makes jokes of questionable taste, while Pat mocks and berates him for being so. He also says that the combination of horror and voyeurism make Haunting Ground feel like a creepy rape culture scenario.
Pat: That's it, that's it, I'm outta here. Matt: This is awesome. Pat: Fuck you. Matt: Well, I mean- Pat: *slams door* Later when Matt has almost finished coloring in the entire page Pat: Okay, dude, I know I blew up. I'm sorry, but- Are you still coloring this? Are you serious? You have been coloring this the entire time I've been gone? What's wrong with you? You're like, the worst person I have known in my entire life. Matt: Well, this is fun. Pat:God, I hate you so m-We're no longer friends.
Matt may very well be right, since the phrase roughly means "the end of unhappiness". Pat's only reasoning behind the supposed insult is that "winter sucks".
In full context the 'end of unhappiness' bit comes after with the "made glorious summer by this sun of York" line, therefore calling him his 'winter of discontent' would probably still count as an insult.
They describe the plot to Echo Night: Beyond as the character going on a space honeymoon with his space wife to a space resort where they crash on a moonbase in space. Also, they encounter space ghosts in space suits, and even ride on space elevators and space walkways in what they describe is a space airport.
Spot The Impostor: While playing Guild Wars 2, Pat creates a male Norn that he claims looks just like him:
Sturgeon's Law: The majority of the indie games they play during their Xbox Live Indie games videos are terrible. Only one or two usually have then losing their minds over how awesome it is.
Stunned Silence: Being that they're offscreen, it's fairly ambiguous, but there was a moment of silence during Kane and Lynch and Disaster: Day of Crisis which had both friends completely silent as opposed to their normal behavior, probably to play up how ridiculous the game was at that moment.
There's another one during Heavy Rain, when in contrast to them talking loudly over the prologue, they sit silently and watch Ethan's sad life until Matt calls Ethan a loser.
Another in Shadows of the Damned: Matt hears a noise, then begins looking around for it. He turns the character to see dozens of severed heads rolling down the hill toward him. Both guys watch in silence before quitting the game.
In the Beatdown Fists of Vengeance video, the two encounter an enemy NPC on the street and pick the option to rob him. However, rather than needing to fight the character for the money or having any kind of resistance, the sequence turns into a curious scenerio of their victim saying "You say you need money? I'll try anything once.", only for the screen to cut to the player's wallet showing their monetary value slowly increasing. Matt and Pat fall completely silent during the sequence; the screen even cuts to animated versions of themselves watching the screen in confusion.
Suspicious Video Game Generosity: Commented on, particularly in the Eternal Darkness playthrough, where they refer to any pre-boss-fight powerup stash as a "boss fountain". At one point in the Cambodian temple, they encounter a room full of rifle ammunition and begin panicking about the implied upcoming boss fight—then the entire room turns out to be a hallucination caused by a low sanity meter. Matt and Pat express admiration for how thoroughly this tricked them.
Episode 12 of Walking Dead has Matt and Pat bashing VG Cats creator Scott Ramsoomair.
Matt doesn't hide his distaste for Heavy Rain. Especially seen with the last words of their Walking Dead Let's Play with "Heavy Rain sucks!", after Pat told him that the developers wanted to make a "better Heavy Rain".
Ted Baxter: Matt when they play Marvel Vs Capcom 3, because he had been playing it for a while and this was Pat's first time. Pat quickly learns how to kick Matt's ass, and demonstrates that he actually knows who the characters are.
Matt claims to know all about 1940s history when they play L.A. Noire, but he clearly doesn't.
Tempting Fate: Twice in Survival. Matt wonders what's the point of shooting some birds; almost immediately afterwards, said birds attack him. Later, Pat thinks the game is starting to get boring, then in the next scene a bear starts destroying an entire camp by itself.
After some windows that looked on a bunch of tentacles growing out of the ocean close Matt: They say "Hey look at this thing" and the windows close like "Nuh uh". Pat: You only get a taste. Matt: You only get a taste of the tentacles... that sounded terrible.
Theme Tune Cameo: While fighting the Black Guardian in Eternal Darkness and realizing they don't have any idea of how to fight him, Matt starts singing the Kirby music to imply the video is over. The video ends shortly afterwards anyway.
The beginning of the Resident Evil 6 video is Matt putting off and arguing with himself about putting the disk in.
The beginning of Man Vs Wild: The Game has Pat arguing why Matt would own and want him to play a game of such curious quality.
The beginning to Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai has a similar opening, abliet with Pat even more upset and not even giving Matt a chance to justify, most likely because of Cabela's resemblance to Man Vs Wild.
In their "Let's Play" of Chrono Trigger, Matt does not seem happy of the prospect of watching Pat play a grind-heavy 50+ hour JRPG. Matt constantly sounds bored throughout most of the videos.
Matt did not also enjoy Heavy Rain, finding the game uninteresting for the most part. It's really obvious now that Matt does not like Heavy Rain.
Pat: It came out! Matt: No... Pat: It came out! Matt: Okay, you encoded something on a disc, and you put it in here to troll me. ... Pat: Downloadable content?! They still didn't finish the whole game!
Verbal Tic: Both Matt and Pat have a tendency to end sentences with "even" or "already".
Matt goes particularly nuts during Deus Ex Human Revolution, and eventually just starts punching out and stabbing everyone, culminating with telling Megan's mother about how her daughter died horribly and painfully followed by punching her in the face.
Their video for The Punisher; unsurprising, given that's the entire point of the game.
The Voice: There are one, possibly two ladies that have an unexplained acquaintance with Matt and Pat that sometimes help with multiplayer games. They are never named, talked to directly, and their voices are only picked up on Matt and Pat's microphones.
Matt: That's my solution for everything! Either pour Coke on people's faces or elbow drop them.
Shows up again in Chrono Trigger:
Pat: I mean, smashing dudes with your sword. Seems pretty good. Matt: Seems like an answer to almost everything this world can throw at you. Pat: Yeah... "Hey, my taxes came back fucked." "Well, just hit 'em with your sword!" "Thanks!"