YMMV / Joueur du Grenier

  • Acceptable Targets: He makes fun of right-wing politics many times.
  • Award Snub: One of the many people not even nominated for the Web Comedy Awards in 2014.
  • Bizarro Episode: The two-part Takeshi's Challenge episode features a different opening, an opening narration in Fred's... approximate Japanese that has nothing to do with the game in the first part, a frantic pacing, out-of-nowhere references and a very wacky tone, in line with the game itself.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • In the Asterix and the Great Rescue review, he says that the Roman disguised as a tree is something that happened in the "first Asterix". Romans in tree disguises didn't appear in the series until The Big Fight.
    • One video mentions THQ as being makers of Warhammer 40,000 (they made Dawn of War, not the parent verse). JdG was only talking about the video games here. (Not knowing there are maybe other 40k video games than Dawn of War.)
    • In his superhero special, he wears an afro and a disco remix of his theme song starts. Except that it fails because before that, he talks about the 60s Batman: The Movie. Disco's first apperance was in the mid-70s.
    • In his Black & White review, he keeps calling the game "Black and White", despite the title of the video, the box of the game and clips from it showing he's talking about the second one.
    • In "De la 2D à la 3D", he calls Fox McCloud Starfox.
    • In the Half-Life Papy Grenier, one of the clips he uses (when talking about the G-man) comes from Expansion Pack Opposing Force.
    • When he reviews Drake of the 99 Dragons in the Xbox episode, he says that the character design was done by Bruce Timm. Timm had no involvement with the game: the creators just mimicked his style.
    • The Rambo video has Co dress up and impersonate an officer's wife. Despite the game reading "general's wife" right there in white on black, they keep referring to her as the captain's wife.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • "Those drawings are as bad as my little sister's.' And my little sister is DEAD! I KILLED her because her drawings SUCKED!"
    • Seb as the Joker cutting someone's fingers off... and replacing them with sausages.
    • Most of the things Papy Grenier does or says. At one point, he shoots one of his grandkids to see if people react like in the N64 Goldeneye videogame when they're shot and seems genuinely surprised that it's not the case. Then he tells the other kids to search some bandage to tend the wound. He also tried to convince his daughter to abort and wants to tell the story to the grandchildren, may have killed and buried a child in his backyard, keeps the skull of someone on him, and, in general, he revels in abusing Videogame Cruelty Potential For the Evulz.
    • In his Civilization Let's Plays, he once again abuses the Videogame Cruelty Potential For the Evulz.
    • His The Guild narrative Let's Play stars a dynasty of merchants scheming and murdering their way into power in ways that wouldn't be out of place in Game of Thrones. All of it is played for laughs.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Many different kinds of music are used during his episodes, which always leads to commenters asking "What is the music from this part from?" Fortunately, nowadays the music shows up in the credits.
  • Ear Worm: From the second Man Enough video: "C'était une métaphore", Fred's revenge for having to sit through short loops of bad MIDI music in other games.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Since he started to appear in the videos, Seb has become just as popular as Fred, if not more.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Sort of. In the Raid 2020 review, the Joueur du Grenier makes fun of the game catchphrase ("Winner fight drugs") by showing a photograph of Lance Armstrong while saying "except him". Armstrong was stripped of his winning titles on the Tour de France (because of doping and after a very long suspicion) a few weeks after the release of the video. It should be noted that, while Armstrong was proved of doping himself after the video was released, almost everyone took for granted that it was the case.
  • Gateway Series: His original intention for making the show, because he wanted to introduce more people to AVGN and the kind. So far, it seems like he's succeeded as long as the French are concerned.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the Rambo video, one of the old youtubers he mention as being "dead" is TheFantasio974. Two days later, Fanta made his last video, saying he quit youtube.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
    • His "vrac" game on Garfield has him saying how much he hates Garfield (although it was his Grenier persona, his real self just doesn't care about Garfield) got a lot of backslash. He even spent most of his first Tomb Raider LP setting the record's straight.
    • Some people felt that his post-Genesis Sonic bashing (including using the expression "shitty friends" for every character not Sonic or Dr. Robotnik/Eggman) in his "2D to 3D" episode and his second video game adaptions special was really not warranted. And it didn't help that he also bashed Sonic SatAM (by calling Sally Sonic's "furry girlfriend" and calling the other characters pointless).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: His My Little Pony parody "Battle for Pony Land" made before the season finale of the fourth season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that does show a war between ponies.
  • Inherently Funny Words:
    • Grenier pronouncing "Hydlide" as id-leed.
    • The way he pronounces Suikoden is kinda weird too.
    • He pronounces "Evil" as "é-vil".
    • In general, his way of pronouncing English words while keeping a French accent, especially in his oldest videos.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: Another complaint he talked about is that if his Jeux en Vrac (A short review of a game he doesn't have time on his regular review) only takes 3 minutes to talk it's gonna be a 3 minutes video since the whole point of it was that the main channel got him stuck in a format and Bazar du Grenier is for video not limited by that.
  • Lady Mondegreen: During the whole Links: Faces of Evil episode, he calls the wizard Gwonam "Squalala", thanks to one of his lines in the opening cutscene of the game.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Seb as The Joker is a bit too convincing.
      Seb: (readying scissors on the hostage's finger) Someone tells me that there are too many cameos in this show. So as we say in cinema: aaaand, cut! (cue the screen blacking out and the hostage's muffled scream)
    • In-Universe example in the Valentine's Day Episode / special, with 177 featuring a young woman in a short skirt and scared expression, chased by a man with no music but the sound of running. When Seb points out that 177 is the article of Japanese law that deals with rape, Fred can't yank the plug out fast enough.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The Downer Ending of his narrative Let's Play of The Long Dark. After all the hardships he had to go through in order to survive, his character dies litterally while the rescue team was coming, trying to climb a mountain in order to be noticed by the helicopter. Made worst by the sheer despair in his voice when his strength wears off and he can't climb the rope anymore and by the fact that, after he falls and dies, there is no message of Fred like with the end of his other narrative Lets Plays. Just an abrupt cut. Shoot the Shaggy Dog at its cruelest.
    • The final episode of the Tropico Let's Play. In the previous episode, president Garavo befriended the CIA agent he captured and agreed to let him go. He then became a spy for Tropico and is in fact the teacher presenting the videos. Decades later, a now very old and somewhat melancholic president still waits for his friend's return. Not knowing that he has been arrested by the CIA.
    Journalist: "But... What are you waiting for?"
    Garavo: "A friend. Just a friend. He shouldn't be long now. You know what they say... Days are always too long when you wait for a friend..."
    • The skits of his Rambo review. Outside of the occasional joke, they do have a rather melancholic feel. Grenier is portrayed as a YouTube veteran, who's mocked and considered a relic because he continues to make long videos that need a lot of work. He mentions other reviewers who "fought" to continue making good videos and "died". Especially since he mentions reviewers that did stop their series or put them on hiatus such as Antoine Daniel, Mathieu Sommet or TheFantasio974 .
    Woman: Antoine isn't there anymore.
    Grenier: What do you mean not there? Will he come back?
    Woman: He's dead.
    Grenier: Dead? Wha... What is it?
    Grenier: I... I mean... Why? How?
    Woman: He fought well. But he better should have done degustations and stupid vlogs like everyone else...
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The Zelda-themed Papy Grenier received a lot of criticisms from fans since instead of old Papy Grenier telling a story, it is a fake news report broadcasted on television.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: When his first videos appeared, many viewers accused him of being an AVGN knockoff. It didn't help he copied a bit too much of Rolfe's trademarks... but now he has Grown the Beard (not literally, he already has one) and many French gamers prefer him over AVGN (and that doesn't include the language barrier).

    It's worth mentioning that at first he made sure not to review games already reviewed by Rolfe, a decision that has helped him avoid this trope for the most part. So far, the games he reviewed that Rolfe had reviewed before are justified by being as infamous in France as they were in the US back in the day. An exception is The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil, which was highly requested by the viewers. While reviewing these games, he avoided the issues Rolfe had covered as much as he could (the fact that AVGN didn't get too far in some of these games helped a lot, since JdG had a lot to say about these games' later levels). Also, some of the more obscure games (like Dark Castle and Barbie) were reviewed by JdG long before AVGN got to them.


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