These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
The final match of the Brawl tournament (Jon vs. SyKhotic/Hunter, with Jon winning) wasn't particularly exciting, as Hunter kept accidentally killing himself.
Tim, to Jon, in Fortune Street's Delfino Plaza. They spend much of the board in a tense race for the win, but in the last few turns, Tim's net worth falls dramatically, and the tension vanishes as Jon easily marches toward victory.
Base Breaker: All three of the guys are this to some extent.
Chuggaa is either funny or an obnoxious player who's robbing everyone else of victories.
Some consider NCS unnecessary due to him being quiet Out of Focus a lot, and some believe he occasionally wastes large amounts of time in Subspace Emissary due to his poorer playing abilities.
Diabetus caused this kind of reaction when it was rumoured that he would be one of the Guys' special guests, despite it not being stated that he would actually be a guest, just that they were meeting up with him. Eventually, it was confirmed that he wouldn't be joining the group.
One sprouted up between Team Jon (and Josh) vs. Team Chugga during NSMB Wii. It's more lighthearted than some examples, since Jon trying to kill Chugga was Played for Laughs by both Jon and Chugga.
Episode 10 of LittleBigPlanet. One side thought it was their funniest episode yet, while another found it extremely boring, and a third found it outright racist.
Critical Research Failure: Chugga keeps claiming that every gibberish word they come across is most likely an insult in German, and generally thinking that German consists of only gibberish strung together. It's possible it's just Played for Laughs, though.
Chugga:*grabs Jon* RAPED! (later) Chugga:*gets grabbed by Wario* Wario, you just raped out what I raped out of [Jon]! (later) Chugga:*gets grabbed by Jon* Don't rape the monkey! Jon: What's with you and rape? Chugga: I don't know. *beat* It's fun? Jon:WHAT?!?
During the Bomberman Live tournament, Jon has to explain that killing both yourself and the other players doesn't count as a win. His exact wording? "Genocide along with killing yourself does not work. Genocide itself is okay."
Dude, Not Funny!: In a PAX Prime 2013 wrap-up video (featuring but not created by Jon, Chugga, and Tim), at one point Chugga makes a very bad pun, prompting Dodger to call for applause from the audience. Later, Jon makes a comment about his pedometer, and Chugga responds by pronouncing it "paedo-meter". The audience is silent and Dodger says, "Don't applaud for that one..."
During Mario Party 3, some fans became restless when Creepy Cavern was extended by a Wacky Watch, adding two more videos than usual. Even worse is that the board's final minigame was the very long and monotonous "The Beat Goes On."
Subverted by Mario Party 3's duel boards. Initially they did a two-parter for the first board and stated it would done as filler between other projects, before getting back to it a month after the initial board and finishing them all relatively quickly.
In general, the video uploading format introduced with New Super Mario Bros. U drags out series' longer than it should, due to Chugga reducing video length in exchange for more videos over the course of several days, compared to before when he would upload a series of videos or one extremely long video within a single day. Mario Stadium from Fortune Street in particular got backlash for this, as it was uploaded over the course of 8 parts, despite the more compact Yoshi's Island having close to the same total running time.
JoshJepson. Many were sad to see him gone after NSMB Wii, and the Guys eventually brought him back as a guest player for NSMB U.
Wario, for his line from the first two Mario Party games: "Doh I missed!" It's gotten to the point where he's referenced in every project even if he isn't in it.
Jon Paula during the Mario Power Tennis tournament, due to being the most vocal of the guests and providing some pretty funny lines.
Fortune Street as a whole. When the Guys posted the first video, they showed concern over whether or not it would go over well, and expected it to be a Love It or Hate It one-off. Fans adored it, and it has become traditional between-series filler, especially as a way to see off a special guest (Lucahjin, JoshJepson, and Super Jeenius all played games with the Guys before going).
Fan Dumb: Three popular Let's Players playing games where they're screwing each other over repeatedly. This was also to be expected.
The sheer amount of fans who actually thought Chugga quit the group at the end of Subspace Emissary Ep. 11.
When Diabetus beat Chugga in the Brawl tournament, the latter's fans raged about how he deserved to win instead. The comment section contained a lot of death threats for the former.
When the first video for Mario Party 2 went up, initial comments before the rest of the first board's videos went up complained about the fact that only one part of one board would be uploaded each week, completely forgetting the upload schedule for the first game (with a board's videos all being uploaded in one day).
A lot of people interpret Chuggaa wanting to be Player 1 in Kirby Returns to Dreamland as him being an Attention Whore, even though Jon stated on his Formspring that he wanted to keep it that way to avoid confusing the viewers, since Chuggaa had been Player 1 in previous projects.
A small but vocal portion of the fanbase thinks Lucahjin shouldn't have been included in LittleBigPlanet because they're called "The Runaway GUYS."
Similarly to the Brawl example above, some of Chugga's more zealous fans called it unfair and threw fits when he and MasaeAnela lost Round 2 of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, thanks to their opponents getting a lucky item. These fans weren't complaining when Chugga and Masae previously won Round 1 thanks to getting a lucky item themselves.
The comments for the Mario Party 3 videos have practically exploded with hatred for Chugga, who (despite perhaps being more enthusiastic than necessary) is only playing the way Mario Party games are meant to be played: very competitively. Meanwhile, other commenters avidly defend Chugga as a saint no matter what legitimate dick moves he pulls.
During Fortune Street's Delfino Plaza, some people became rabid at Tim for wasting money on the auction and giving the game to Jon...even though, if he hadn't done that and the ensuing die-rolls had been the same, Jon would have still won by reaching the bank first.
After the Double Dash tournament, many fans feel this way about Chugga and MasaeAnela.
Good Bad Bugs: In Episode 15 of NSMB Wii, Tim jumps on the flagpole, gets a 1-Up, then bubbles, and is suddenly not in the bubble. To add greatness, they got fireworks.
Growing the Beard: The Thrown Controllers panel at PAX East 2013 noticeably improved from the previous panels. The technical problems were minimal, and an official video of the panel was made by The Game Station, with professional equipment, multiple cameras, and decent editing.
At one point in Mario Party, NCS takes a while before moving some text along, and Chugga says "Do you know how to press 'A'?" In New Super Mario Bros Wii, NCS seems to have a small bubbling issue, which requires pressing A.
Jon jokingly calls Jigglypuff "the deadliest of warriors" while Chugga fights Wolf in the Bonus Video. Jigglypuff ended up giving Tim a lot of trouble.
They bring up in their LP of the first Mario Party that Wario is canonically the Super Star. Later, in Mario Party 2, they play as Wario for Minigame Coaster, and at the end they are told that they "shall attain Super Stardom".
In the very first Fortune Street board they played, Jon said it was rather hit-or-miss as to whether people liked the game or not (especially watching it), and that the one board they were playing was largely just for filler. It ended up being a huge hit with fans, to the point where it became a tradition to play Fortune Street with their special guest players after every major project.
In Wii Party, the fourth player was an AI named Luca. In LittleBigPlanet and at least one board of Fortune Street, the fourth player was Lucahjin. note At least for the viewers, because LBP was recorded before Wii Party was.
A few days after Chugga learns to use thunder in Castle Crashers, his house is struck by lightning. No serious damage was done and Chugga and his cats were unharmed so this qualifies as hilarious.
Early in Mario Party 2, Chugga says that "If we play Mario Party 3, it'll probably be Tim's game." They eventually do play Mario Party 3, and Tim wins the majority of the boards, thus becoming the game's overall winner.
In Mario Party 1, The guys discuss Bomberman and Jon brings up the despised, needlessly Darker and EdgierBomberman: Act Zero, adding that it's a "hilarious" game. Three years later, Jon started streaming regularly on twitch, and the sheer So Bad, It's Good-ness of the game has influenced his streams so much it has its own dedicated night and MLG League.
A minor example during Mario Party 3, after NCS became the majority board winner. While editing the video, Chugga left a note stating that he was still leading in the detailed stats, so NCS hadn't officially won the LP yet. This received some harsh feedback in the comments, accusing Chugga of being a poor sport and telling him to let NCS have this one.note He eventually did, and it's unknown if the backdraft had any influence on this decision.
It's Short, so It Sucks: Many fans feel that Dokapon Kingdom should have lasted longer. Notably, however, the guys did this intentionally, since they were partially testing the waters to see if the fans were interested in them playing the (much, much longer) full game. They have since returned to the game to play story mode.
Magnificent Bastard: In Mario Party 3, Chuggaa manages to pull a small but brilliant gambit in the final turn of Woody Woods. He uses a Reverse Mushroom on himself and sees Boo. Not having coins to steal a Star, he steals Jon's coins instead, preventing Jon from using his Magic Lamp to get the Star. Chuggaa then chooses to take a path into a dead-end road, which reverses his direction and allows him to visit Boo again, this time with enough coins to steal a Star. And yet he still loses the board.
Magnum Opus: Every episode of their second LP, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, has over a million views, which is over twice what the Guys' videos usually average.
Uncanny Valley: Referenced in the Wheel of Fortune videos towards the awkward character designs and animations.
Viewers Are Morons: Chugga does not think the viewers are dumb, but he seems to think it's easier to confuse them than in actuality. See one of the points under Fan Dumb.
Wangst: Chugga, constantly, in The Observatory in Fortune Street. Apparently because he kept doing badly despite playing the game regularly, while both NCS and Lucah were novices but kept doing better than him.
The Woobie: Jon in Mario Party 3. Mario Party has screwed him over before, but NEVER that badly. It gets to the point where you legitimately feel sorry for him.