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He used to run foobar during videos in his Google Video days, and occasionally sang along. Some of that was the Ear Wormiest of all.
Ensemble Darkhorse: The toy duck that raocow would occasionally squeak during videos became surprisingly popular, to the point that when it suddenly disappeared, hordes of fans started asking where it went.
raocow himself is arguably this for the LP Community. While he hasn't achieved nearly the success of other LP channels, he's been around since the inception of the genre and still makes videos for the fans that support him and out of genuine fun.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In his video for 75th place for Vanilla Contest '10, he states that he is glad his cat is not there.note Although he was saying that because the video had extremely horrible audio and that it would scare the cat.
The tags for MKM vid 20 count not guest-featuring gaston the cat
raocow's "hack" with Demo (Not to be confused with A Super Mario Thing, which was a collaboration project by Talkhaus), was this hack called "What the Hell?" Well guess who the Chargin' Chucks were?
When he first starts scuffling with Black Plague in Super Mario Infinity, the character design alone makes him bust out in a lengthy fit of uncontrollable laughter. After several minutes, he tries to convince himself to stop laughing, as "people do not click on the link to hear [him] laugh." Nowadays, it's considered the Signature Scene of the entire LP.
It's Hard, so It Sucks: Not from raocow himself, but a good chunk of his fanbase have a tendency to immediately bash the game raocow is LPing as soon as he starts having major trouble with it, even when he admits that it's his fault he's doing badly (which he eventually brings up.)
Memetic Mutation: "I hope I win!" note Explanation:While playing through the submissions for one of Super Mario World Central's level design contests, one of the last place entries included this in the opening text. While not originating from raocow, it's probably safe to say he made it more popular.
"It is now canon that..." A Super Mario Bros X Thing, after a level prominently featuring "Etude No. 12 (Alegro con Fuoco)", included the statement that "It is now canon that Demo enjoys classical music." This led to many fans arbitrarily declaring that something about Demo is now canon.
"I'm really good at videogames!" which he says, whenever he dies a not-so-smart death, such as jumping into an easily dodgeable spike.
His LP of cat planet involved much repeating of the title, therefore: cat planet cat planet cat planet planet cat cat planet cat planet....
"Thank for play", originating from an engrish-tastic end-of-level message from a Super Mario World level contest, to which raocow replied "Thank you for make".
Moe: If raocow was the exact same person except for also being an adorable young girl, he would be the most famous person on the internet. Also most stalked.
In the animations at least, some people have said this about Demo.
The Woobie: The nature of raocow's usual commentary means it's quite apparent when something actually begins to break him. Silent raocow is one of the most heart-wrenchingly sad things you will ever hear. You want to reach over the Internet and give him a cookie or something.
Sometimes his silence simply means he's concentrating on a particularly hard segment, though.
His woobieness reaches new heights in this video. He just sounds so...dejected.
His cat died on June 25, 2010. In this video he sounds like he's sobbing in the background.
In this episode of SMWCP, he sets a woobie record. Usually, when he dies at the hands of a rather unfair level, you'll hear him swear in his native French or occasionally a moan or grunt of frustration. In this video (except for one emotional outburst) all of his frustrations are vented through strained, painful whining. It's like watching a kitten fail.