YMMV / asdfmovie

  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • A talking hamburger is pretty calm about the fact that it used to be a cow.
    • And Mr. Muffin is so cheerful about dying.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Did the student who flunked out of Standing Up School really fail at standing up? Or was he simply trying to do The Flop?
      • The "Everybody Do The Flop" music video has a freeze-frame bonus of a newspaper saying that people are flunking out of the school, providing evidence for the latter, but it's ultimately unclear.
      • Maybe the student who flunked out of the school took advantage of his inability to stand up to create a new music craze. Maybe that flunked student IS the one who created "Everybody Do The Flop", in-universe.
    • Is Larry unaware that he is breaking people's necks, or is he pretending to be to mock his victims?
    • Did the cow-pretending-to-be-a-man kill all the orphans? Or is he just a bystander and it's Dissonant Serenity in action?
    • The Beep-Beep I'm a Sheep skit seems to be a metaphor for memes; the sheep does something funny for no reason, it quickly catches on with everyone, and later, when the cow tries to do it again, everyone gets mad at him and nobody wants anything to do with it.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Has its own page.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Potato, the "I Like Trains" Kid, the Mine Turtle, and Mr. Muffin.
    • The entirety of the second Deleted Scenes video.
  • Fountain of Memes: Considering the videos consist of multiple seconds-long gags, it's easier to list the lines that haven't become memes.
    • "Well, I stole your face!"
    • "Everybody do the flop!"
    • "There's something on your face!" *punch* "It was pain!"
    • "I baked you a pie!" "Oh boy, what flavor?" "[insert random object here] FLAVOR."
    • "Suddenly, pineapples."
    • "Die, potato!"
    • It is now literally impossible to say that you have an affinity for locomotives in any way, shape or form without someone responding with "I LIKE TRAINS."
    • "Beep beep, I'm a sheep" and any variations thereof.
      • "Meow meow, I'm a cow/I said meow meow, I'm-" "NO!"
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In THE TWENTY MINUTE ASDFMOVIE, an angry potato tells the "I like trains" kid, "I am an angry potato and I hope you get cancer!" Edd Gould, who voiced the trains kid, died of cancer a year later. Particularly Tempting Fate, considering he had recovered from it a year earlier.
    • The seventh asdfmovie, while still hilarious, has a lot more jokes about death and suicide than previous episodes. A month after it was released, the creator admitted he had been suffering from depression and that it may have been subconsciously influencing those jokes, though luckily he emphatically denied wanting to commit suicide.
    • Tom has admitted that the many jokes about messed-up parental relationships in the eighth episode were a result of his parents' marriage falling apart.
  • Memetic Badass: The "I Like Trains" kid.
  • Moe: Thanks to the chibi-esque art (yes, even for a show like this), expect a few of the characters to come off as such.
    • The "I Like Trains" kid, since he's modeled after and voiced by Edd Gould.
    • Mine Turtle, thanks to the way it squeaks out "Hello!" JUST before it explodes.
    • And then there's Mr. Muffin, a sentient muffin with the voice of a Cheerful Child; awww!!!
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • The guitar riff in the intro skit of asdfmovie2.
    • The train.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The "asdfmovie deleted scenes" bit where we see someone cranking a music box playing "Pop Goes the Weasel", only for the camera to zoom out and show that he's actually at a bloody crime scene.
    • The two girls whose boyfriends both told them they're the most beautiful girl in the world... so the first one stabs the second girl while saying "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE" in a demonic voice with an ominous background.
    • The man who crawls out of another person asking for his lemons is rather unsettling.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: asdfmovie was seen as fresh and new when it debuted, since Flash-animated Rapid-Fire Comedy with Surreal Humor and a dose of Black Comedy had seldom been seen before, but now it's become very common in Web Originals and Web Animation due to its success. Mix this with a few Discredited Memes and the fact that a majority of fans of this genre have seen it already, and it and similar works are cringeworthy to people it's shown to nowadays.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • In the first movie, the cake commits suicide because of the pain caused by the knife stuck into him.
    • There's also this:
    Jim: (holding a gun up to his head) Goodbye world...
    World: Okay, Jim, I'll see ya around, where are you goi—(gunshot, the World suddenly looks horrified) OH! Oh no, that's not what I thought he meant by that at all!
    • Much of "The Muffin Song", due to being an analogy about how burned out Tom is, but wanting to continue the series, but a particular scene, involving the Train Kid, shows Tom giving his voice actor, Edd Gould, a T-Shirt, and afterward showing him and Tom at a stand. The next time the stand is seen, it fades out, and Edd Gould is gone.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: The Ritalin'd movie.
  • Uncanny Valley: The 3-D modeled people in 10. They just... don't look quite right. Most likely intentional though due to their reactions.
    Guy: *reverting to normal after taking medicine* This is better.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Except when it was made on drugs. Ritalin, that is.


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