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- 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.
- Street Fighter: The Later Years: An original sequel to Street Fighter II.
- Troopers: A parody of Star Wars centered on a pair of Stormtroopers...er, "Dread Troopers".
- Very Mary Kate: The misadventures of a Cloud Cuckoolander twenty-something woman.
- Bleep Bloop: A talk show centered on video games.
- CH Live: A series of stand-up comedy shows.
- Prank War: A prank war between Amir and Streeter Seidell. The pranks grow increasingly elaborate over time.
- POV: A series using a P.O.V. Cam and the character's Inner Monologue.
- Dire Consequences: CH employees bet to do increasingly outrages stunts. Probably related to the earlier sketch "What Will Kevin Do For Ricky's Money?"
- Precious Plum: A series which parodies "Here Comes Honey Booboo", which is about a not so bright girl named Plum, and her fat and equally dumb mother going around road trips to beauty pageants.
Tropes not listed in the above pages:
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- 419 Scam: There's a sketch with the twist being that the Nigerian prince funds really were legit, only for the email to be deleted by a jaded college student!
- Acid Trip Dimension: Shows up in the 8D segment ("The eighth dimension is another possible universe caused by a different combination of particles after the Big Bang.") in "Ice Age in 4D".
Thing: I liked it. I thought Ray Romano was hilarious.
- Actually Not a Vampire: Parodied in "The Six Monsters You'll Have As Roommates" video. The "vampire" is a metaphor for the Handsome Lech who stays out all night partying and picking up young women (which is why he doesn't like sunlight). It doesn't help that this particular individual is a broody Goth type who doesn't like to eat garlic knots.
- Affectionate Parody: One parody is of "It's The End of the World as We Know It", rewritten with lyrics about global warming, AIDS, terrorism, and zombie invasions.
- 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.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
- 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.
- Aliens and Monsters: Parodied in "The Six Monsters You'll Have For Roommates".
- 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.
- Alternate History: If Things Turned Out Differently.
- Ambiguous Ending:
- Ancient Conspiracy: Mercilessly parodied in 'Deceptive Deceptions', also providing examples of Conspiracy Theorist and Insane Troll Logic. Truly something to behold, for among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary" are events that include: the shooting of Tupac Shakur, Dan Akroyd's role in Caddyshack 2 and Nothing But Trouble, John Candy, Paul McCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger, Helter Skelter possessing Charles Manson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ, Adolf Hitler actually being a cyberganic demon created by Nazi scientists, who created a faux-space agency called NASA to fake the moon landings on a special stage, the John F. Kennedy assassination (which is described as "Tupac-esque"), the moon being a prehistoric hologram hiding a gigantic spaceship, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dick Cheney, a pentagram of corporations that control our world (comprised of Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, and the New York Knicks), Hooters, and Google. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than the American government, the Freemasons, and The Illuminati: The College Humor staff.
- Anthropomorphic Personification:
- The premise of Font Conference and the later Font Fight: conventions of personalized Microsoft Word fonts.
- There's a series of sketches featuring Google portrayed as a middle-aged office worker getting increasingly exasperated with the idiocy of its users and the bizareness of their searches.
- Anyone Remember Pogs?: The premise of this video.
- 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.
- Appropriated Appellation: Parodied in We Are Douchebags.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
- 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! That's just a personal preference." The class agrees with him there, as Hollister is just too slutty even for them.
- 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.....
- Awesome but Impractical: "Nintendo Wii Rejected Game Concepts", which include:
- $5/Hour (playing a short order cook). Jeff is shown flipping screen burgers.
- Tea Time (Amir uses his remote to pretend to stir cream into an empty teacup, clinking the side of it)
- Tattoo Artist
- Bus Pervert
- Airport Security (Sarah waves a remote like a wand)
- Mein Kampf
- Hot Hands
- Stand-Up Comedy - where you speak into the pointer like you would talk into a microphone
- Ex-Boyfriend (Sarah makes out with the remote, then pulls back and says, "We can't do this anymore."
- Ouija Board
- Nuclear Holocaust (which has actually been made already)
- 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 problem even worse:
Doc: You had a threeway?
Marty: (quietly) Yeah...
Marty: (quietly) Uh-huh...
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: In-Universe, Chris Brown is portrayed as this in "Chris Brown's Publicist". His real life violent behavior is exaggerated for comic effect: the acts he admits having committed to his publicist include beating up Nicki Minaj—by breaking into her home—driving over a whole band with his car, attacking animals and children, murdering several people (one directly over the phone line), and digging up Tupac Shakur's corpse to use it as his personal punching bag. Ironically, being "a stupid, violent, lunatic" has no effect whatsoever on his record performance or public standing.
- 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!"
- Bears Are Bad News: Parodied in Cartoon Bears Are Still Bears, in which various fictional bears (Bernstein Bears, the bears from the Charmin' toilet paper commercials, Smokey the Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, etc.) all turn out to be hyper-aggressive man killers. Even the usually Tastes Like Diabetes Care Bears are no exception.
- 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.
- Bigger Than Jesus: The article "If The Internet Had Always Existed" saw a depiction of what Twitter would have looked like in The Sixties with John Lennon tweeting, "We have more followers than @Jesus."
- 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.
- Black Comedy:
- The "Honest New York Times Ad" is generally light, minus this one:
Man sitting at his desk:
I like the Book Review. I find it helps my own writing. [holds up a ransom note as a kidnapped boy struggles, Bound and Gagged, in the background]
- Black Comedy Rape: In CSI: Scooby-Doo, Velma was "raped, beaten, murdered, and then super-raped."
- 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.
- Brick Joke: They love these. For example, the bartender who runs out of drinking glasses.
- Brutal Honesty:
- 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.
- Call Back: Grumpy Tommy Lee Jones is Not Amused Uses the same clip of Brendan Fraser at the end as their extended video of Natalie Portman laughing.
- Calling Your Attacks: Used constantly in the "321 Fight" series.
- Celestial Bureaucracy: In "God's Boss Craig", God is not in charge of Heaven. He has a boss named Craig.
- Chainmail Bikini: There's an uncreatively-named straight-up parody of the trope here.
- 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.
- Chocolate of Romance: "If Chocolate Ads Were Honest" is a parody commercial that shows what would happen if chocolates were advertised to women as a way to boost their sex drive.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In Your Girlfriend's Six Friends, this describes the Possessive One.
- Close Enough Timeline: In the 6D segment ("The sixth dimension allows you to jump between possible realities.") of "Ice Age in 4D":
Girl: I miss my sister.
(the screen flashes and the sister reappears)
Twins: Everything is back to normal!
(they hug; the camera pulls back to reveal they are half-slug)
- The Comically Serious: One video parodies Tommy Lee Jones's performance in the Men In Black trilogy by showing Jones being unamused by the most absurd stuff.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive:
- Crazy Cat Lady: Batman vs Cat Lady parodies Catwoman with a character clone who is a classic Crazy Cat Lady.
- Creepy Child: Parodied in Horror Movie Daycare, which unites many of the creepy, satanic, possessed, ghost, and alien children of horror movies in the same daycare.
- Da Chief: "Where the Fuck is Edward Snowden", a parody of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego," exaggerates the live action tv series' chief to the logical extreme of this trope.
- Damsel in Distress: The frequent abductions of Princesses Peach and Zelda are playfully deconstructed in here.
- Darker and Edgier: This video illustrates the gritty reboot process.
- Dark Horse Victory: "Adulthood vs. Childhood" ends with the Man Child winning.
- Dating What Daddy Hates:
- Death Is Cheap: Lampshaded in this video about a superhero funeral.
- Deconstructive Parody:
- Doctor Sim is this for The Sims.
- 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.
- Additionally, there are deconstructive parodies of DuckTales and another one for The Sims, which are listed on this page under Pooled Funds and Video Game Cruelty Potential respectively.
- This video deconstructs elements of Harry Potter by moving the eponymous Wizarding School to...the inner city. The teachers couldn't care less, the school's resources are thin, crime is implied to be very rampant, and series Big Bad Voldemort seems to be some combination of a street gang ringleader and a Fantastic Drug dealer.
- 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:
- If Obama wins (according to Republicans):
- Mexico will take back the Southwestern US states
- New England will become New Canada
- Weed will be grown everywhere.
- American flags will be burned.
- Students are rewarded for no achievements.
- Terrorists and illegal immigrants will run rampant.
- Medical care requires filling out a thousand forms.
- The family unit will break down into pansexual group marriages between pot-smoking hippies.
- If McCain wins (according to Democrats):
- Department of Redundancy Department: A first person College Humor episode featured a student ogle his classmate's assets, and thinking to himself, "Girl with big boobs has such big boobs!"
- 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!?"
- "Colors of the Wind: Stoner Edition" (aka "Tokahontas").
- "DuckTales Theme Gone Horribly Wrong!". And by "Gone Horribly Wrong", they mean it.
- 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 become human (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.
- Double Entendre: According to "Metaphor-Free Radio", when the poetic bullshit is taken from your favorite songs, the lyrics become very sexual.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: "X-Box Girls Get Revenge" and "X-Box Girls Strike Back" both do this. Though they do it, in part, to draw attention to the frequency of sexual harassment in online gaming, they also seem to imply that threats of rape and sexual torture are funny when they happen to men.
- 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.
- Epic Fail: What happens in college when all of the Residential Advisors (RA)s get placed on the same floor.
- Failed Dramatic Exit: This skit parodies the Stealth Hi/Bye employed by Batman. Bats tries to ninja-sneak off the roof of Gotham PD but just doesn't quite make it.
- Fake Real Turn: They made a trailer for a Dora the Explorer gritty action movie. It was so popular, fans insisted they make an actual film. So they did.
- Fan Disservice: This seems to be the point of the "Call Me Maybe" parody. The music video opens with a well-built guy who starts to mow a lawn while shirtless... but the Eating the Eye Candy abruptly stops when he's revealed to be a Neo-Nazi fanatic.
- 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.
- Filk Song: They turned Jay-Z / Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind" into "Galactic Empire State of Mind".
- Finishing Move: "Cat vs. Dog", depending on which of the two you choose, has the victor pulling off a "Memeality".
- Five-Token Band: Parodied in their honest college ad (at about 1:00). It shows a group with a black man in a wheelchair, an Asian girl, a white guy, an Ambiguously Brown girl and an Indian guy, who says, "We're actors. This literally never happens."
- Flame War: Wonderfully demonstrated in We Didn't Start the Flame War. It even provides the page quote.
- 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 possible 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.
- Flock of Wolves: The premise of this sketch.
- 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.
- Funny Background Event: Viral Video Politician is purposely built with multiple examples going on, and also includes lots of tropes including speaking with a Vader Breath.
- Furry Fandom: Parodied to hell and back with the "Furry Force."
- Gay Best Friend: One of Your Girlfriend's Six Friends.
- Grammar Nazi: A pastiche of Inglourious Basterds (specifically, Chapter 1 "Once Upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied France") takes this trope literally, and shows that some Grammar Nazis are, in fact, actual Nazis.
Perrier LaPadite: There was no Jews here.
Col. Hans Landa: Jew, or Jews, plural?
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)
- Gym Bunny: Lampshaded in Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends:
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.
- Hive Mind Testimonial: Used in a Legalize Shrooms PSA, to great hilarity.
- 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.
- Homage: The art style and morbid subject matter of "Everything That Will Kill You... From A to Z" is a direct Shout-Out to author/illustrator Edward Gorey and, more specifically, his book The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
- How Is That Even Possible?: This phrase being said verbatum is a running gag in the point-of-view sketches.
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Batman states that only cowards hide behind guns and vows not to kill...only to be nonchalantly killing off Mooks and then shooting a gun at the end to kill the Penguin
- This parody video was created in light of Paula Deen getting fired from the Food Network for using racial slurs. She's still going at it even while apologizing.
- The music video We Ruin Your Bar has "Tonight we'll cry alone, 'cause we all lost our phones/call mom to take us home."
- Idealized Sex: Realistic Hollywood Sex Scene parodies this trope. It's awkward, gross, creepy, and pathetic... and it still manages to seem just a teensy bit sweet and romantic.
- I Hate Past Me: This is one of the older Joes' reaction in Looper Has Sex with Himself when the younger Joe refuses to give the older ones a blowjob.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: In "Adulthood vs. Childhood", the latter fighter uses this as his Super Move.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Lampshaded here. Stormtroopers are apparently good shots until they put on their helmets.
- Inner City School: The parody of the trailer for Dangerous Minds, set in a school like this for wizards, with Hermione Granger as the teacher. It is even better than it sounds!
- In That Order: There's a variation where Batman, circa The Dark Knight Rises, spends his dying breaths relating had sex with Talia, going in detail on how he explored her orifices...and "in an order that would surprise you", cueing Squick from Bane.
- Irony: This Video parodies the Alanis Morissette song and makes it "actually ironic".
- Jail Bake: In the video "ShamWow Guy In Jail", Vince pitches various items to the other inmates. One of them is a cake slightly smaller than a football with a hacksaw hidden inside.
- Jumping the Shark:
- Just The Introduction To The Opposites: In these two sketches, a gamer is bullied and sexually harassed by gamer girls. Warning, audio is NSFW!
- Kill the Poor: In We Are The 1%, the richest 1% of the country decide that since they only control 43% of the nation's wealth, they should own all of it.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Hilariously parodied, and deconstructed in College Humor Original RPG Heroes are Jerks.
- 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!
- The Krampus: There's a video of "Kovert Krampus", a Black Comedy version of Secret Santa exchanges.
- Last Note Hilarity: College Humor is fond of this trope. See for instance Awkward Rap. Several other songs end in similar ways.
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: In "Adulthood vs. Childhood", when the latter tries to attack Man Child with "Saturday Morning Cartoons", he counters by using a "Limited Edition DVD Box Set" as a shield.
- 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.
- The "End of the World" Parody
- Mad Libs Dialogue: To be expected in a trailer for Mad Libs, the popular 1960s drama that airs every Sunday night on AMCow. Watch here:
Don Draper: You see it's about selling the American Dream. People don't fly to get to a destination. They fly to get to a booger.
Peggy: Mr. Draper, your wife's on the line.
Don Draper: Tell her I'll flatten the kids another time. After last night's walrus party, I have a queef popsicle.
Betty Draper: Don, I feel like I don't even know you any more!
- Man Child: The College Humor Original "Adulthood vs. Childhood" has Adulthood and Childhood facing off in a fighting game, only to be interrupted by a third contender: the MANCHILD.
- Medium Awareness: A parody skit of Sesame Street had Cookie Monster replaced by a "pot cookie monster". By the end of the video the drug's effects cause him to realize that he's just a puppet.
- Memetic Mutation:
- Men Buy from Mars, Women Buy from Venus:
It's energy for MEN! MENERGY!!
- Mills and Boon Prose: College course texts are reinterpreted as cheap bodice rippers.
- Misaimed Marketing: "The Hunger Games" parodies this by turning The Hunger Games into a board game targeted towards love-obsessed teenage girls, whereas the story itself is about a literal duel to the death set in a dystopian North America.
- The Most Interesting Man in the World: He always feels comfortable..... even when he shouldn't. He once gave a touching eulogy..... for a man who was still alive. He once watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting....at a busy intersection. His ignorance knows no bounds. He is the Most Oblivious Man in the World.
- Moon Landing Hoax: As part of the Conspiracy Kitchen Sink video, 'Deceptive Deceptions', the moon landing was faked by NASA to hide that the moon is really a prehistoric hologram that hides an enormous starcraft behind it.
- Multiple Endings: "Christmas vs. Hanukkah" and "Cat vs. Dog" allow the viewer to choose which of the two fighters wins.
- Nerds Are Sexy: The skit "I'm Such A Nerd,", in which a nerd happily discovers that the rather attractive girl he's dating is herself a giant nerd... who then promptly dumps him for not being nerdy enough.
Girl: I thought he was different, you know, but he wasn't. He...he couldn't even name all of the current Batman titles!
- Nightmare Fuel / Driven to Suicide: In-Universe, the "Super-Intense ER Promo".
- It's the episode NBC told us not to air, and we told them to go fuck themselves.
- 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]
- It features a twist so shocking that when the writers came up with it, they locked themselves in a basement, wrote "God is a Lie" on the wall in blood, and hung themselves with their own intestines.
- Then, at 11, Jay's all new with Drew Barrymore and snake expert Rupert Blaggins!
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: This video starts out by parodying the Nazi Zombies concept, then adds werewolves, vampires, and other permutations to the mix.
- Nobody Loves the Bassist: In "Learning Guitar to Get Laid", it ends with a (fake) ad for a video cassette called: "Learning the Bass and NOT Getting Laid."
- No Dress Code: Parodied in the hit sketch series, "The Problem with Jeggings."
- No Ending: The video "Ambiguous Endings Resolved" is a video that attempts to resolve the endings for movies or TV shows that ended on cliffhangers.
- 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.
- No Party Like a Donner Party: Jokingly referenced in the video about airplane safety instructions when the captain assures the passengers that if they crash in the mountains, there's no need to resort to cannibalism for at least one winter. However, if they do run out of food, they're going to start with the third-class passengers and gradually move up to the first class.
- 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.
- Offscreen Reality Warp: College Humor brings us The 6 Monsters you'll have as Roommates, the "ghost" of which messes up and opens every single cabinet door in the kitchen while his roommate isn't looking.
- Off the Rails: The "Alternate Mad 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).
- Only Sane Man: The page "Facebook History Of The World" has two characters playing this role, one called "Common Sense" and the other called "Hindsight", who are the only ones to realize how idiotic the various historical figures are.
- 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.
- Oscar Bait: "21 Steps to Making an Oscar Movie" spoofs the process of making an Oscar-worthy, serious, dramatic film. They outline the steps to create an angsty, grey-tinted Period Piece called American Gay Racist, about a secretly-gay soldier going through marital problems with his wife (played by a beautiful actress in ugly facial prosthetics) and coming to terms with his own racism in 1921 before he commits suicide.
- Our Vampires Are Different: "Vampire Reunion" shows in a very humorous manner the inherent problems this trope makes with creating any sort of Intercontinuity Crossover with more than one series that includes a vampire. Among the vampires featured are Count Dracula (who naturally is the leader because he's been around longest), Edward Cullen, Bill, Count Von Count, Blacula, Angel, and Count Chocula. Even the assorted vampire hunters waiting to strike in the next room (Buffy, Blade, and Van Helsing) can't agree on what methods they should use to kill the vampires. It also carries shades of Your Vampires Suck, since Dracula calls Edward out on the fact that he doesn't have fangs, and Edward in turn states that at least he doesn't look like Angel, who has a monstrous true form.
- 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.
Get to the ER before his brain swells! (Uh-oh!)
Stabilize his neck. Oh, no! His heart failed!
Book a funeral, time for mourning
Happened so fast without warning
This peaceful bird's now a duck angel! (Uh-oh!)
Kids can't cope and wind up in a duck jail! (Uh-oh!)
Donald's pissed and he refused to pay the duck bail! (Uh-oh!)
Family falls apart, now there's no more DuckTales
- Portmanteau: The "Powerthirst" commercials thrive on this (and Mundane Made Awesome). Flavors include Shockolate, Rawberry, Manana, Fizzbitch (?), Juice Springsteen, "Godberry: King of the Juice," and Gun. (And don't forget, it's energy for men... MENERGY!!! Also contains preposterous amounts of testosterone... PREPOSTERONE!!!]])
- 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 "Professor Wikipedia", 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-and-White Comedy Poster: Parodied with Big Red Text.
- 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.
- The Roast:
- Role-Playing Game: A recurring feature on the site is to cast television shows what they would be like if they were made as an RPG videogame instead. So far they've done Jersey Shore (link), Game of Thrones, season 1 (deleted scenes) and season 2, Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined) (link), Breaking Bad (link), The Wire (link), LOST (link), and Homeland (link). Dr Who(link).
- Saw "Star Wars" Twenty-Seven Times: In the 3D segment of "Ice Age in 4D", the twins exclaim, "We saw it three times!" In the 4D segment ("The fourth dimension is time."), the twins exclaim, "We saw it three million times in an hour!"
- 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.
- Screw Yourself: Parodied in Looper Has Sex with Himself. The Time Travel in the film is employed specifically to invoke this, but all of Joe's older duplicates can't agree on who is going to give who oral sex.
- Self-Deprecation: "Web Site Story".
- Self Plagiarism: This parody turns Seth McFarlane's usage of this trope Up to Eleven.
- Settled for Gay: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends has an assortment of gay men cheerily listing their advantages as husband material while explicitly threatening to Invoke and Exploit this trope if the straight male viewing audience refuses to support gay marriage. They go so far as to debunk the idea the marriage would be sexless
"...We could play her like an upright bass! And the kind of threesome she wants? Oh, we're cool with that."
- Settle It Without Weapons: Parodied in "GoldenEye Stand-Off" (based on Golden Eye 1997), where Bond and Trevelyan run out of ammo and go at each other with basic melee attacks:
Bond: Then it's settled... brutal hand-to-hand combat it is.
Trevelyan: To the death.
Bond: [dramatic whisper] Slappers only.
- Seven Minute Lull: "Awkward Rap" references this.
- Sex for Product: Parodied in the "Powerthirst" ads. "BABIES! You'll have so many babies! FOUR HUNDRED BABIES!
- Shipping: "Shipping, the OTP Dating Commercial" features a dating agency where a fangirl with Shipping Goggles pairs different fictional characters to their own bemusement. Her choices include quite a few Crack Pairings and Crossover Ships.
- 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.
- The Siege: "The Fall of Pinterest".
- Song Parody: Some sketches are song parodies, such as "Don't Stop Your Screaming" or "Sing Talk".
- Sophisticated as Hell: This article.
''I believe it was Sigmund Freud who once said, “Sometimes horrific things just fall out of your mouth before you can muster up the strength to stop them. That’s just the worst, man, for real.”
- Space Whale Aesop:
- Spontaneous Human Combustion:
- The article "Things to Do Before Dying in a Freak Accident" ends with the main character of the piece suddenly blowing up.
- The brief 3-frame animation graphic that plays before any of the site's animated shorts depicts a man handing a lighted stick of dynamite to a friend, covering his ears, and spontaneously combusting.
- Spot the Impostor:
- If you shoot the one with the green shirt, both the remaining guy AND the girl are revealed to be aliens.
- If you shoot the one with the yellow shirt, you killed the alien impostor.
- And if you shoot neither, the woman instead suggests a threesome between herself, her husband, and the alien clone, which is then revealed to be just a nightmare that the real husband was having.
- The Stinger: There are a surprising few of these, considering the number of videos they have made.
- Female Armor Sucks has the girl in full armor, while the guys are barely armored. (A complete inversion of what is portrayed in the main video.)
- Cell Phone Reunion sees the other cell phones use a fart app on the iPhone against its will.
- Stop Helping Me!: In-Universe. In "The Matrix Runs On Windows XP", there is a parody of the annoying Microsoft Office assistant 'Clippy', who appears at the wrong times. The first time, Neo gets annoyed enough with Clippy's appearance that he bends Clippy.
- Subverted Kids Show:
- ConquistaDora The 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).
- "The Magic Chinatown Bus" involvs Miss Frizzle taking a Chinatown bus into a human body, and Hilarity Ensues.
- Superman Stays out of Gotham: Lampooned in this video, which provides the page image.
- Surrounded by Idiots: The Google Guy.
- Take That:
"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 Republican giant anteater, an "urban" pterodactyl, and a sassy snowman, Fratty Elf, and a blender that's 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.
- Tan Lines: This article presents a few other variations...
- Technology Marches On:
- 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.
- Done again with the Internet in If Movie Characters Had The Internet.
- 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.
- With smartphones in If All Movies Had Smartphones.
- Also this 24 parody, which imagines what the show would have been like if it took place in 1994. Complete with getting emails through AOL and Windows XP being very slow.
- "The Matrix Runs on Windows XP", and Hilarity Ensues:
- 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.
- Testosterone Poisoning: One of the main selling points in the Powerthirst videos.
- Thanks for the Mammaries: This happens in "Awkward Rap".
- 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.
- Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: The CH staff knows what kind of person needs infomercial products with the "Has this ever happened to you?" opening tagline.
- 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.
- From nowhere, more plastic cups rain down on him.
- 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.
- Too Dumb to Live:
- The Batman (Nolan) version taken Up to Eleven with each sketch
- The girl in Even More Problems With Jeggings who decided to wear....a shiv....in her neck.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The hypothetical "If Movie Trailers Ruined Endings", where the trailer guy goes out of his way to spoil the endings and plot twists. Warning: spoilers for Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, and Reservoir Dogs. Also includes references to Luke, I Am Your Father and All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game".
- Trapped in Containment: So how did new Quadruple Cheese Cheezos get so cheesy? Well, it all started one day, at the Cheezo factory.
- 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.
- Trolling Creator: In-Universe, A Song of Ice and Fire writer George RR Martin is parodied as this in "George R.R. Martin Responds to Game of Thrones Backlash". After several important characters are rather unexpectedly killed off in season 3 of the TV adaptation Game of Thrones and some fans start complaining, he lashes out. "Martin" says he revels in upsetting his fans, and proceeds to bash their hopes for his own joy.
Martin: Your sorrow is my playground! Your tears are the fountain I frollick in!
- Two of Your Earth Minutes: There's a skit where a genie claims to have been imprisoned for "millions of your Earth eternities."
- Uncanny Valley: They made an ad for the fake product "Baby's Face" and... just watch.
- Unfortunate Implications: Zordon is a Racist parodies how in the Power Rangers, the Black Power Ranger was played by a black guy and the Yellow Power Ranger by an Asian girl by making Zordon into an utter bigot.
- Urban Legends: 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!"
- Victory Quote: The Man Child gets one in "Adulthood vs. Childhood":
"I'm not sure if marriage is right for me!"
- 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."
(the door opens, and...")
Ex-Girlfriend: (smiling) Merry Christmas.
- What Could Have Been: In-Universe, their parody of the GEICO "Googly eyes" commercials. It starts off with the Googly eyes on a wad of money, but then it goes a few steps further:
- 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.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Stormtroopers' 9/11 shows the fact that the Death Star's destruction was probably similar to a terrorist incident like 9/11 for the Stormtroopers.
- 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!
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Parodied in "Every Teen Movie Ending". All the classmates and their teacher meet very unfortunate ends, and the narrator died when he was still a kid and never actually saw these people graduate.
- 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.
- Wondrous Ladies Room: College Humor's rather disturbing solution to the mystery of "Why Girls Don't Fart" - a secret gas decompression chamber reachable through the toilets.
- X Called; They Want Their Y Back: Taken literally by having a personification of "The Nineties" actually call someone to say they want their outfit back.
- X Meets Y:
- CSI meets Scooby-Doo can be seen here this video. Velma is shown to have been "raped, beaten, murdered, then super-raped." Parodies of some known CSI things happen, like Bat Deductions and Fred taking off sunglasses like David Caruso. Additionally, Scrappy-Doo is the killer.
- "Mash-Up Television" features this, since it shows your favorite shows TWO AT A TIME! Included are a mash-up of ER and WWE (WER), The Golden Girls and Gossip Girl (Gossip Golden Girls), Inside the Actors's Studio and NBA Sports (Inside the NBActor's Studio), Doogie Howser MD and House M.D. (Doogie House M.D.), Deadliest Catch and To Catch a Predator (Deadliest Catch a Predator), and King of the Hill and The Hills (King of the Hills).
- "The Tron Lebowski" is set in the world of TRON, but features the plot of The Big Lebowski, another movie that Jeff Bridges is famous for.
- "The Slumdog Price is Right" is basically the plot of Slumdog Millionaire but with the game show featured in the movie being The Price Is Right instead of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
- This video shows what would happen if Bill Nye appeared in Breaking Bad.
- You Bastard: Get off the internet (or College Humor) and GO TO SLEEP!!!
- You Can Panic Now: Parodied here.
- You Keep Using That Word: The subject of "The Boy Who Cried Literally", with a guy using "literally" in its well-documented "figuratively literally" instead of "literally literally" meaning, and is berated by his roommates for it. When he does use it correctly after he's been stabbed, they ignore him and he dies of his wounds.
- You Make Me Sic: See the entry for Grammar Nazi above.
- Your Cheating Heart: Parodied in Breaking Dawn Cheating Outtakes, which satirizes the publicized affair Kristen Stewart had with one of her directors, and Robert Pattinson's expected reaction to this.
- Your Mom: In this sketch, a bunch of "your mom is so fat" jokes are treated like a serious medical condition.
- Your Television Hates You: In this video, Sarah is dealing with her unwatched Netflix videos piling up, with the movies themselves complaining about how she hasn't yet watched them.