College Humor is a website started in 1999 by Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen. It features videos, pictures, and articles meant to be humorous to college students. The website can be found here.Prominent Features:
Hardly Working: A series of sketches based on fictionalized versions of CH employees.
Jake And Amir: A series of videos based on CH employees Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld.
Dinosaur Office: A series of stop-motion cartoons about an office filled by dinosaur employees.
Alas, Poor Villain: Victor Vivisector and his minions. They just want to turn all of America's national forests into parking lots, but they keep getting foiled by incredibly creepy furry superheroes. They're baffled at first, but become more grossed out as they see some of the more sexual aspects of the furry fandom, until even Victor begs one of his henchmen to kill him.
Parodied in Kinect Self-Awareness Hack. A guy upgrades his Kinect so that it possesses artificial intelligence. It quickly turns against its creator, deems humans inferior beings, and then launches the end of the world as we know it by hacking into the U.S. defense network and launching its Nuclear arsenal.
The one where Sarah's unwatched Netflix movies fight back.
All Germans Are Nazis: The Gunter Granz sketches. The eponymous character is a German marketing expert who joined the staff at College Humor, but turns out be a vehemently antisemitic Neo-Nazi, and is usually at odds with the Israeli-born Amir. At the end of both sketches he seems to subvert the trope, as he expresses regret for what happened in the past, but then he double subverts it as it turns out that he was being Nazist after all.
Appearance Is in the Eye of the Beholder: This video from the site features an "Optical Illusion Girlfriend" who looks like a pretty girl to her boyfriend but an ugly hag to his friend. After an argument with his friend over her ambiguous driver license picture and them both trying to explain to each other just what they see in it, the boyfriend's perspective of her suddenly switches to the "ugly hag" and he flees in horror whereas his friend begins seeing the "pretty girl" instead and approaches her with a leer.
In an episode of Bleep Bloop, the 'Phantom of the Office' pays a visit and lists his favorite games as follows "Let me see, hoop stick, drown the cat, drown the rat, hobble the goat, and frogger, frogger was hard!"
In the "The Problems with Jeggings Continues" sketch, Mr. S lists off innappropriate articles of clothing that will not be allowed in class, such as "NO cellophane hoodies, NO bra cardiagns, NO U-Neck T-shirts, NO Hollister CLOTHES!"
Alpha Bitch: The song "We Ruin Your Bar", parody of Kesha's pro-homosexuality song "We R Who We R" is about a group of these attention-seeking girls trashing a bar, and well, doing lots of illegal things.....
At Arm's Length: "Adulthood vs. Childhood" has the former using this against the latter.
Attack Backfire: "Christmas vs. Hanukkah" has the latter using his Jewish Mother to induce guilt upon Christmas, only for it to backfire on him.
Auto Erotica: Back to the Future Sex Scenes starts at the point where, when Marty is "parking" with Lorraine, she kisses him, but pulls back upon realizing she feels like she's kissing her brother. From here, the sketch explores what could have happened if Lorraine had decided that she wanted to carry on kissing Marty (who bearing in mind is her future son) - she notes that "it just feels wrong. And yet...so right!" Doc is appalled when Marty informs him that he had sex with his own mother, and as a result, he frantically tries to undo this, which only makes the problemeven worse:
The sketch itself is outright funny, so long as you ignore the fact that Marty was not wearing his 1980s clothes in the actual movie scene (he was wearing a more appropriate suit and tie), and what would happen when Biff showed up to beat up "Calvin Klein" for the manure truck incident.
Not to mention that the Marty in the movie is genuinely Squicked out by the situation at hand, and is horrified when his mother kisses him - while here, he just seems mildly surprised.
Auto-Tune: Parodied in Sing Talk, a spoof of Kesha's song 'Tik Tok', which lambasts this style of music in general.
Bat Signal: In the animation "The Dark Knight Meets Superman", Superman gets one of his own, but because of his much more super powers, there is a slight difference in the way it functions in practice.
Batman: "What the hell is this?"
Commissioner Gordon: "Oh, this thing is great. I just turn it on, and he shows up with the bad guys!"
Be Careful What You Wish For: Their parody of the "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea" commercial, where various consumers' bizarre requests result in a killer cyborg computer that fires a gatling gun that destroys the camera.
Big Word Shout: "Powerthirst," a spoof advertisement for a made-up energy drink. About half of the runtime of the video (and of the sequel) involves a man who clearly is doped up on steroids shouting random catchwords like a drill sergeant.
The Board Game: Parodied with The Hunger Games: The Boardgame. The story about a publicly televised duel game in which teenagers have to kill each other until only one is left is now marketed towards love-crazed teen girls.
One video is an honest video for 4 Loko illustrating just how bad the side effects are.
The parody college commercials for the fictional Quendelton State University are honest advertisements for a "once-called-adequate college". There's one for the College itself, the Graduate school, and the Online school. The same actor makes an appearance at the end of every video, and sums up the whole video in one line.
Guy at College: If we were a good university, we wouldn't have a commercial.
Guy at Graduate school: Because if we were good at life, we wouldn't need more school.
Guy at the Online school: Because if we were a real college, we would have to do stuff.
Cheaters Never Prosper: "Duck Hunt: Behind the Scenes" explains the reason why when you hit level 100 on Duck Hunt, the duck flies all over the screen so fast that you can't predict where it is: the Duck Hunt Dog, aware that the player is a cheating bastard through his use of a Game Genie and putting his controller directly to the screen, secretly arranges for one of the ducks to be injected with a super-formula made of crystal meth, jet fuel and pixie sticks. Of course, there is a downside: the formula eventually kills the duck by causing his heart to explode.
A Complaint to Mario Bros. Plumbing shows what would happen if the conventions of Super Mario Bros. happened in real life. Mario and Luigi are plumbers, who, according to the guy making the complaint, are seen taking psychotropic mushrooms and trying to squeeze themselves down the toilet. Their personalities would fit the profile of someone with a drug addict, for instance, "Meanwhile, the shorter one [Mario] was eating, yes eating my wife's prize-winning seasonal orchids. When I pleaded with him to stop, he threatened me with some drug-fueled fantasy about spitting fire," and "I assumed he was under the delusion he could demolish bricks with his fists when he [Luigi] tried punching through my ceiling." At the end of the video there's a parody of Paperboy, where a kid is chased by a construction worker, the grim reaper, and a tornado.
Demonization: "If The Other Party Wins" uses this (as a spoof, of course) against both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party of the United States during the 2008 elections, from the other Party's perspective:
Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: From the same episode, in the end, he says, "Ah, now that that's over, time to go back and look at the girl with big boobs... That was definitely out loud. How is that even possible!?"
And "Pixar Logo Gone Horribly Wrong!" In this case, the lamp that jumps on the letter I ends up killing the letter. So we are shown the letter I's funeral, then the lamp being hauled before a trial, being declared guilty, and getting the electric chair.
Prince Harry as a Disney Prince casts the UK Royal Family's Prince Harry as a Disney Prince, with predictable results: he's a stereotypical bro or chav in all the roles. Most humorously, he gets along with Gaston just swimmingly.
"Aladdin's Mistake". At the end of Aladdin, Aladdin wishes for Genie to becomehuman (not free), and he also does this just as Genie comes out of the lamp. As a result, Genie becomes a helpless mutant with a death wish.
Dump Months: Parodied in this video, which argues that March is an extension of the "winter dump season".
Ear Worm: In-universe. Lampooned in a "One Week" song parody: Streeter plays an amateur band player who gets so obsessed with a catchy song that it drives him insane, leading to sexual dysfunction, hallucinations, threatening his girlfriend's parents with a hammer, threatening his own fans with a handgun, attempting assassination, and eventually ending up in an insane asylum.
Fighting Game: "321 Fight" pits two things against each other in one of these. Among them include Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney, Adulthood vs. Childhood (and a Man Child), Christmas vs. Hanukkah, and Cat vs. Dog.
Fonts: There are two shorts based on fonts, Font Conference and Font Fight. Different fonts are personified by different actors, assuming personas suggested by the font names. Thus Comic Sans is a superhero, Wing Dings is a mental patient able to speak only using the names of symbols ("diamonds candle candle flag!"), Futura is a time traveler from the future, Century Gothic is a goth, etc.
For Want of a Nail: Described in the 5D segment ("The fifth dimension is another possibile reality caused by choice or chance somewhere along the course of time.") in "Ice Age in 4D".
Girl: I loved it so much I went back to the actual ice age, killed a bug, and now my sister doesn't exist.
Free Prize at the Bottom: Why settle for one prize when you can get a cereal box made entirely of prizes? "All Prizes Cereal" has all the toys you crave without all that boring cereal. It's the best thing to happen to breakfast since marshmellows!
Friends with Benefits: This was the premise of former show "Full Benefits", where this sort of relationship occurred between fictionalized versions of staff members Sarah and David. Later they tried to "take it to the next level" by becoming romantically involved as well.
Col. Hans Landa: WRONG! You have to match your subject with your verb!
Except that "Jews" is the object; "there" is the subject.
Col. Hans Landa: Hiding under the floorboards... I have you now. (points his gun at the floor to fire) Perrier LaPadite: Wait. You are hiding under the floorboards, or is she? Shosanna:[below the floorboards] A dangling participle? Col. Hans Landa:A dangling participle...(shoots himself under the chin)
Guy in Kitchen:"All of us are ripped. It doesn't seem statistically possible, and yet it's true."
Halfway Plot Switch: Picnicface NFL Crunchtime starts about a football video game the next half is about the player stuck in prison, and finally about reintegrating to society after being released.
Harmless Villain: Victor Vivisector is a near-demonic looking supervillain with a skull-like face, laser guns, and an army of robots equipped with chainsaws. What is his evil, diabolical plan? To cut down all of America's national forests and replace them with parking lots. Problem is, he's so easily grossed out by the Furry Force that he gives up the first time, and bashes himself to death the second.
Historical In-Joke: Recently, they made a video where Bane claims credit for the power outage that happened at the Superdome during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.
Hive Mind: The depiction of the twins in the 7D segment ("The seventh dimension is all conceivable possibilities in our universe.") of "Ice Age in 4D":
Horde of Twins: We are all. We are many. We are one.
Hollywood New England: In "Boston Chahams Cereal", which parodies Lucky Charms. Lucky is replaced with a baseball kid named "Mickey the Masshole". He takes Bobby and Sandy on a fountain of Sam Adams into a cartoonish Boston. Marshmellows include "Chowdah, Sox and Wahlbergs, a hand flipping the bird, pints of Samuel Adams, and Jeter sucking A-Rod's dick." For the Adjacent to This Complete Breakfast shot, they show a bowl of Boston Chahms next to a side of beans, a pint of Guinness, and a pile of Boston Creme donuts.
Klatchian Coffee: Parodied with Powerthirst, an energy drink which makes outrageous claims about its potency; the drink was later Defictionalized and contains a staggering 190 mg of caffeine per 16 ounces. (For reference, Bawls Exxtra in the Real Life section of this page packs 150 milligrams per 16 ounces.) The end of the second video makes it pretty clear what you are drinking:
POWERTHIRST!!It's like Crystal Meth in a can! It's Crystal Meth in a can! Powerthirst is Crystal Meth!
Lyrical Dissonance: The "Honest Holiday Card Song". The faces on the card photos sing a ridiculously upbeat melody about all of the various problems they are struggling with, like estranged marriages, struggling with obesity, losing one's job.
Don't watch this episode pregnant. You'll miscarry.
When we showed the rough cut to an insane asylum, the patients were cured and the staff went insane.
It's the episode Newsweek called "AAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!"
When they showed this episode to a third grader, he drew a very disturbing picture. [Shows a child's drawing, with a tombstone over his dad's grave, his mom hanging herself from a tree, and their house on fire]
Lost in Translation: We learn what Bob really whispers into Charlotte's ear at the end (if she wants to marry him).
No Country for Old Men: we have Sheriff Ed Tom Bell talking to his wife about the two dreams involving his late father. The conversation is interrupted with an excited deputy appearing in the window to break the news to him that they've caught Anton Chigurh, then helps himself to some of the bacon on Bell's plate.
The Graduate: Benjamin and Elaine are on the bus having escaped the wedding. Then they realize how wrong this is as the bus continues down the road.
The Sopranos: College Humor has their own answer to how the show ends: the screen going black on the last word to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey is because Tony Soprano gets whacked.
Not a Mask: In the CSI: Scooby-Doo parody, Shaggy immediately suspects that a cop is the culprit. He grabs for the guy's face and pulls it off, revealing...the inside of the cop's face.
Off the Rails: The "AlternateMad Men Intros". The animated title sequence starts the same way, but midway through, something happens to derail the opening (like the black figure who falls past the advertising peopel smacking the sidewalk and dying instantly, him landing in an alcoholic drink and ending up plastered, being intercepted by Superman; the office furniture collapsing; his briefcase falling open revealing pornographic tapes; the figure being kicked into the Breaking Bad title card).
Opposing Sports Team: Spoofed with this video. As it turns out, it's the same group playing in multiple sports, trying (and failing) to win against a werewolf pointguard, a field goal kicking horse, and a child in magic shoes. And finally, with a cry of, "We are done being made the fool! OOH-RAAAAAAAH!" the team turns rather...psychotic.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Used in a video that is a Take That to British Petroleum's response to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Tony Hayward and other executives in BP's London offices announce to us after showing a video from an actual focus group that cleaning up the spill is difficult, so they're changing their name to Baby Otter Smiles & Co. Then Hayward and another employee Sally Harris (both of whom are wearing false mustaches) go to the house of Sarah Schneider (one of the focus group members). Sarah sees through their cover, says "You guys are monsters," and shuts the door on them.
Pizza Boy Special Delivery: Parodied in this video, where the trope plays out with a guy coming to the house to check for a gas leak. After doing the deed, he then dies in the woman's bed from carbon monoxide poisoning. Then the trope plays out exactly the same when a guy from the coroner's office shows up to collect the body.
Pooled Funds: Deconstructed in this video, where Scrooge McDuck accidentally breaks all of his bones after jumping into his pool of money, resulting in him being immediately rushed to the hospital where he has a heart attack on the operating table and dies. A funeral is held for him, where he is buried with all of his money, and as a result his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie go crazy over their granduncle's death and end up in prison, their uncle (and Scrooge's nephew) Donald Duck becoming very angry with them and refuses to pay their "duck bail", before finally going bankrupt and committing suicide.
Proscenium Reveal: In The Last Supper at a Chain Restaurant, we start with Jesus delivering the Last Supper at what looks like a regular banquet table, with bread on it, and his apostles surrounding him. He gives a speech, but then suddenly stops and asks, "Okay, who are you?" Suddenly the ethereal lighting vanishes, revealing that we are actually in a Wacky Jack's Rodeo Bar & Grill chain resataurant, and a waiter named Steve shows up to take their food orders.
Puff of Logic: In "ProfessorWikipedia", a student asks Professor Wikipedia to tell everyone his knowledge about her. Another student points out that she's "not notable" even though she edits the yearbook, and she vanishes into nothing while screaming.
Reality Ensues: This video of a "First Person Shooter Trial" shows how the various things a player could do in some first-person shooter video games would get them court-martialed in real life.
Red Shirt: "Jurassic Park Character's Awful Realization" is explicitly about this, wherein the main cast are arguing over who should distract the T-rex with a flare. Gennaro (played by the original actor) is elected for this, and accuses the others, "I'm only here to die, aren't I?" The other characters fail to reassure him ("You're a very important character!") and an argument ensues wherein Genre Savvy Gennaro insists it's unfair to ask the most obviously doomed character to go out there, saying Grant and Ellie are both needed experts, Malcolm is the tension-relieving comic relief, and Tim and Lex are kids, and he's simply "the lawyer." The others try and convince him maybe he's a Mauve Shirt instead. Malcolm ultimately tosses him out of the Explorer and after a failed attempt to persuade the T-rex he's plot relevant by saying he's Tim and Lex's real father, he gets nommed.
Redundant Parody: They made a fake trailer for a version of The Dark Knight done in the style of the 1960s Batman TV show. Much of the humor seems to rely on the apparent fact that a movie about this incarnation of Batman would turn out way too silly. Someone must not have gotten word that this TV show does have a very silly movie.
Schmuck Bait: The video "Retard Test". The patient is given this riddle: the red man lives in the red house, the orange man lives in the orange house, and the blue man lives in the blue house. So who lives in the white house?
The white man?
Wrong. The President lives in the White House.
Of course, technically, "white man" won't be a correct answer again until Obama leaves office.
Sex for Product: Parodied in the "Powerthirst" ads. "BABIES! You'll have so many babies! FOUR HUNDRED BABIES!
Shirtless Scene: Parodied in the "Call Me Maybe" parody. Like in the actual music video, an attractive guy starts lawnmowing a backyard, but when a girl takes note of him and he takes his shirt off, he's revealed to be a Neo-Nazi on account of the huge swastika tattoo on his chest.
Shower Of Love: Deconstructed in Showering with Girls, in which Dan states that while he would like to see this trope happen, he goes into (perhaps too much) detail as to why it would be difficult, uncomfortable, or even downright dangerous in real life.
ConquistaDoraThe Explorer, in which ConquistaDora teaches children how to enslave and conquer the tribes of the New World for the royal kingdom of Spain. It includes ConquistaDora, Boots (who loves Smallpox!), Scalper (Swiper wearing new attire and carrying a machete), and a new character named Rifle (who uses his "boom boom!" to terrorize the natives into submission).
A big Take That at Wikipedia's expense in "Professor Wikipedia", who starts delivering a lecture on chemical reactions that has some interesting things in it:
"The word enzyme was coined by physiologist Wilhelm Kuhr, widely believed to be a total badass. (Daniel looks up) In 1908, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Mustache."
"Tim Burton's Secret Formula" seems to be a jab at how Tim Burton's movie formula is just the same thing recycled. You can tell that from the Dull Surprise reactions of the executives to Burton saying that the studio plans to make another film. Also, when the casting director is told "get me Johnny Depp and my wife on the phone," he says, "I can't ever not do that," and we see that the cell phone in question can only call Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter.
"Seth MacFarlane's secret" does the same thing in regards to Seth MacFarlane's creative process. All his animated series, which comprises Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show are all suspiciously similar. All three feature the same generic family unit, composed of a stupid, fat, but lovable father; an attractive, gentle mother; an awkward son or daughter; a comically sociopathic baby; and a supporting non-human character that can somehow talk. College Humor pitches more show ideas, such as Country Life, Big City Man, Suburban Family Time, Ma, Pa And Kids, and three unnamed ones. The first four characters are almost identical across the shows, but the talking non-human supporting character are respectively a stereotypically French cat, a Nazi guinea pig, a Strawman Political giant anteater, an "urban" pterodactyl, and a sassy snowman, Freddy Elf, and a blender that's also a vampire. MacFarlane didn't seem to mind though, and later showed up in "Seth MacFarlane's Rejected Pitches", poking fun at Ted, a film he directed.
"The Magic Chinatown Bus" involves Miss Frizzle taking a Wung Fa bus into a human body, which none of the passengers approve of. The name of said Chinatown bus is a Spoonerism of Fung Wah, a Chinatown bus line recently shut down by the US Department of Transportation for safety violations.
If All Movies Had Cell Phones demonstrates a number of movies where the plot conflict could easily be reduced or the story shortened because characters had cell phones to call for help/look up information/reveal information to people that had been withheld from them/etc.
In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet gets the message to Romeo that she will fake her own death, rather than a mixup happening with the Friar's message.
The Home Alone clip shows Kevin being called by his mother right after he finds himself all alone, and tells him to go to a friends house - which if done in the actual movie would have reduced the running time to about 45 minutes. Except for the fact that this doesn't explain how then booby trapping the house to stop Harry and Marv would work.
In Basic Instinct, for instance, the damning evidence against Catherine Trammell is that her Internet search history indicates she's been reading websites with information about how to use an ice pick as a murder weapon.
When Neo is being jacked in, Trinity cannot tell the difference between the monitor and projection cables.
In the parody of the Agent Training Program scene, the scene goes like it does in the film, with Morpheus talking to Neo while they walk down a bustling street with Neo being bumped by passerby. This time, Morpheus is telling Neo about how the Matrix used to run fast but it slowed down over time. Then the woman in the red dress walks by. All goes well until Morpheus orders the program to freeze upon the moment the model Agent Smith draws his weapon. When the image fails to unfreeze, Morpheus tells Neo to go on without him, then yells to the operators, "Try CTRL-ALT-DELETE!"
Clippy appears multiple times, trying to offer his help to Neo. The first time, "It looks like you're trying to bend a spoon with your mind. Can I help you with that?" Neo bends Clippy with his mind.
Neo gets accosted by Agent Smith in an alleyway. Smith fires his pistol at Neo, and suddenly, the bullet freezes in flight inches from Neo's head, with a progress bar showing up.
The lag time is long enough that Agent Smith starts cloning as he runs towards Neo in frustration, after being put on hold trying to call Agent Brown and Agent Jones who are up in Connecticut.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In-Universe, in parody of Google forcing YouTube users to sign up for Google+ to comment on videos, Google has introduced "Google Blackmail". Either you sign up for Google+, or we release all the private information we know about you.
Tomato in the Mirror: In "Pot Cookie Monster" (yes, it's a parody of Sesame Street), the eponymous monster comes to realize that the reason he can't digest his pot cookies is because he's just a puppet.
First, he bumps into tables, pulling the cloth off one of them.
He fails to open the door because he can't use the knob right or give any leverage.
He is unable to start his car because the battery has died. When a little girl comes up to him, he rolls down both windows on the driver's side of the car. She asks him, "How many times has this happened to you?" He says "Happens to me every fucking day. Every day."
At home, when moving a boiling pot of pasta to the strainer in the sink, he drops it because he isn't using potholders.
He keeps all his plastic cups in the same top cupboard, so they all fall out when he opens it.
He cuts his finger while slicing a carrot.
He gets tangled up in his phone cord as he tries to call 912.
Depressed, he sits down on his bed and puts a gun to his head to kill himself, but when he pulls the trigger, it clicks empty, informercial music starts playing, an X is emblazoned on the screen, and an announcer shouts, "ARE YOU TIRED OF UNRELIABLE GUNS?!" revealing that we were just in another infomercial.
Troll: Parodied in a sketch featuring an Internet troll living under a bridge. He blocks the road and shouts racist, sexist, homophobic or just plain inflammatory comments at people until they lose their temper, at which point they get sent flying Monty Python style. The only way to defeat them is to agree with everything they say until you can get them to unironically and genuinely admit vulnerability and the need for friendship, which imposes the same fate on them as their victims.
Urban Legend: Urban Legend ER, explores a lot of known urban legends including: hit by a penny thrown from the Empire State Building, being struck by frozen airplane waste, swallowing eight spiders in one night, Elton John gulping down seven gallons of semen, a train derailing from pennies placed on the tracks, a woman waking up in an ice-filled bathtub to find her kidneys missing, a kid getting a facial expression frozen on their face, a teenage girl getting pregnant from swimming in a sperm-filled pool, and Little Mikey's "death" by Pop Rocks and Coke.
Verb This!: A short named "Cell Phone Reunion" where iPhone and BlackBerry start fighting. At one point, BlackBerry says, "At least I know what I'm hitting. Look at you. Ooh. Touch-screen. Look at my touch-screen. I've got something you can touch." *grabs crotch* "Right here!" *points at it with his other hand* "Dial this up!"
Video Game Cruelty Potential: Deconstructively parodied in The Sims Horror Movie trailer. The characters are plagued the same way as is possible in the game: drowning them by removing the pool ladder, keeping the police out with a waist-high fence, blocking the exits with furniture, and keeping them deprived of food and sleep.
Visual Pun: In "The Matrix Runs in Windows XP", which is a spoof of both The Matrix and Windows XP (and thus contains many computer-related jokes), the Oracle welcomes Neo into her kitchen while she's holding a plate of freshly-baked cookies, and tells him that she hopes he has "cookies enabled".
Wham Line: From "The Six Christmas Movies You'll Live Through," after the focus character and his girlfriend have broken up, and he's now living through "the Christmas Carol:"
Narrator: It's good thing there's no such thing as "ghosts from the past."
Guy is watching TV: "It's right here, it's easy. It's the jacket you could've worn if you tried out for the varsity football team."
Guy is sitting on the toilet: "It's the heart disease you could've avoided if you didn't let yourself go."
Guy is getting in his car: "It's the years of your life you could've enjoyed if you didn't spend time in prison for insurance fraud."
Guy is having a nightmare in bed, gets up, and hears a baby crying: "It's the baby you could've had if you didn't drive Michelle away with your drinking."
Guy prepares to hang himself in his garage: "It's the piece you could have if you have the balls to go through with it." [He hangs himself]
GEICO: Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen years of regret, misery and desperation.
What Did I Do Last Night?: The parody of "I Gotta Feeling". The guy breaks his leg, antagonizes his girlfriend, and sleeps with an unattractive girl. In the end he decides that it was worth it, since he got in a nice fight and even better, now has an awesome kite.
Touched upon in the Star Wars canon; the Stormtroopers were indeed mourning, but it was less "terrorist attack" and more "disastrous military operation". However, the Stormtroopers were able to channel that mourning into devastating fervor during the Yavin base ground battle in The Empire Strikes Back and avenge their fallen brethren.
What the Hell, Player?: A faux game example: They did a video imagining the first season of Game of Thrones as an SNES era video game. When the "player" plays as Jaime Lannister and elects to attack Bran when Bran sees him sexing up Cersei, the video makes it clear that it doesn't approve of this. Link.
Like, seriously? He's only ten! *player selects again to do the attack* Wow. OK. I mean, I understand that you don't want to people to know you're porking your sister, but still... wow. *Jamie's attack sends Bran flying out the window, triumphant music plays* You defeated Bran Stark! Obviously. Because, you know, he's ten!
Whole Plot Reference: The video "Charlie and the Apple Factory", which is like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory except that it has the kids being taken by Steve Jobs on a tour of Apple's factory after winning their Golden iTickets. They are taken first to the Apple Room, which is like the Chocolate Room, with Apple devices growing on the trees. Charlie is briefly taken by Bill Gates, who wants to know the secret to Apple's success. Ultimately, Jobs shows Charlie why Apple products are popular.....an empty room, because they pride themselves on showmanship. It ends with a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory "Oompa Loompa" song.
Wikipedia: "Professor Wikipedia" sketch seems to parody the problems relying on information from Wikipedia has. Namely: the fact that Ryan Seacrest contains many of the elements necessary to facilitate a chemical reaction. The guy who coined the word "enzymes" was widely believed to be a total badass, and in 1908 won the Nobel Prize for Mustache. Also, Amir only wants to know about cunnilingus. You can tell that Jeff seems to know a fair bit about the culture on Wikipedia.
Wimp Fight: "Realistic Fighting Game" depicts one between the characters Ryan and Greg. Attacking each other does nothing to their health meters. In fact, their health meters only go down when a random woman comes up and hits Ryan with her purse apropos of nothing, and when Ryan pushes Greg into a table.