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* ArtMajorBiology - Ronnie's mom was white and his dad was black; this, according to Doug [=TenNapel=], is why Ronnie was born a black child but grew up to be a white man.

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* ConfusionFu: Optichord's weird dancing strikes look so silly that Ronnie rolls his eyes, but his expression turns to "Oh crap" when he realizes it's so he can slash him with his nails.

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* ExcusePlot: The entire conceit of the series is simply an excuse to watch incredibly well choreographed amateur fight scenes between Ronnie and whoever has decided they've got a beef with him today.
** The series website even rolls with this idea, summarizing each episode entirely in relation to how increasingly unsuccessful Ronnie and Burger's efforts to get lunch are.


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* SeriousBusiness: "Hello... what's with ''no hello?''"

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** While he's much more composed, the Two Ton Chum-Chum still spends his entire time on screen shrieking and bellowing incoherently.


** The grey Ronnie launches into the sky in Sockbaby 2 finally plummets back down to rejoin his comrades in Sockbaby 3.

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** The grey Ronnie launches into the sky in Sockbaby 2 finally plummets back down to rejoin his comrades Davis in Sockbaby 3.


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* ButtMonkey: The grey who meets the business end of Burger's PowerFist. First, he gets hit so hard he [[BloodFromTheMouth pukes blood]], then he recovers just in time to get [[TwinkleInTheSky launched into the stratosphere]], then finally he plummets back to earth, only to immediately get beaten senseless with [[ChainPain Ronnie's medallion]].


** Seems to be a thing among the Greys, since Optichord also gets in on the fun.
--> '''Lord Optichord:''' "Ronnie, you can't take care of this baby. He will cramp your style."



* MyCarHatesMe: Ronnie's car refuses to start, giving the greys time to make their second attempt on Sockbaby.
* NeverSayDie: How Ronnie sums up [[spoiler: electrocuting Davis and then ''breaking his neck.'']]
--> "Davis is gone... forever!"



* OldMaster - [[spoiler:Master Cordova]]

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* OldMaster - OldMaster: [[spoiler:Master Cordova]]



* RuleOfCool- Every. Fight. Scene. Period.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Mooks]] - The Greys wear matching black and white suits.
* {{Shoutout}} - [[Anime/{{Voltron}} "And I'll form the head."]]
* SinsOfOurFathers - [[spoiler:"Your real father killed my real son. So I'm here to return the favor!"]]

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* RuleOfCool- RuleOfCool: Every. Fight. Scene. Period.
* ScreamingWarrior: Davis, for a very, ''very'' undignified definition of screaming.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Mooks]] - Mooks]]: The Greys wear matching black and white suits.
suits, complete with fedoras.
* {{Shoutout}} - {{Shoutout}}: [[Anime/{{Voltron}} "And I'll form the head."]]
* SinsOfOurFathers - [[SillyWalk Silly Run]]: Every time Davis [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere retreats]], he does so with an astoundingly silly run. He's a bit more composed the first time.
* SinsOfOurFathers:
[[spoiler:"Your real father killed my real son. So I'm here to return the favor!"]]



* ToiletHumor: One of the few works out there where a pile of dog poop is a major plot point. [[spoiler: TWICE.]]



* VariableLengthChain - Ronnie can use his leisure suit neck chain as a(n apparently electrified) weapon. Lord Opticord turns it against him [[spoiler:after it's used on him - and they both apparently die..]].

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* VariableLengthChain - Ronnie can use his leisure suit neck chain as a(n apparently electrified) weapon. Lord Opticord turns it against him [[spoiler:after it's used on him - and they both apparently die..]].die...]]


* BookEnds: [[spoiler: "Hello Ronnie." "Hello Burger."]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: "Hello Ronnie." "Hello Burger."]]"Hello, what's with no hello?"]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: "Hello Ronnie." "Hello Burger."]]


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* GlassesPull: Ronnie, right before getting yanked out of his car ''[[RunningGag again]]''.
--> '''Ronnie:''' *whips 'em off* ...ah criminy.


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* PostMortemOneLiner: "Stupid foe... now you ain't ''no mo'!''


* ArcWords: "Hello!"



* ArtShift - Ronnie's [[SuperSerum plasma pill]]-enduced [[KamehameHadoken energy blast]] that explodes one of the greys is shown in an animated sequence.

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* ArtShift - Ronnie's [[SuperSerum plasma pill]]-enduced [[KamehameHadoken energy blast]] that explodes one of the greys is shown in an animated sequence. Things switch back to normal to show us his [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe disembodied legs]] stumble about and collapse.



* AsYouKnow: Parodied when, right at the start of Sockbaby 2, Burger summarizes the entire previous episode for Ronnie.
--> '''Burger:''' "In case you didn't notice, a grey just tried to kill Sockbaby."



** The grey Ronnie launches into the sky in Sockbaby 2 finally plummets back down to rejoin his comrades in Sockbaby 3.



* CatchPhrase - The head Grey: "Sham Bam Bamina!"

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* CatchPhrase - The head Grey: Davis: "Sham Bam Bamina!"Bamina!"
** Ronnie [[InterruptedCatchphrase interrupts]] him the second time, to Davis' considerable rage.



* CreatorThumbprint: Ronnie graces us with [=TenNapel's=] signature scream of "Ripoff!"
* DoubleTake: Burger, upon first spotting the Two-Ton Chum Chum.



* EvilSorceror: Lord Optichord apparently uses dark magic to warp reality and summon adversaries for Ronny to battle from the dark place he resides. He also has an arsenal of magical artifacts at his disposal, including a "magic doorknob" that he uses to travel to earth.

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* EvilIsPetty: "[[EvilLaugh Ah-hahaha!]] Dog poop! That's a good one!"
* EvilSorceror: Lord Optichord apparently uses dark magic to warp reality and summon adversaries for Ronny to battle from the dark place he resides. He also has an arsenal of magical artifacts at his disposal, including a "magic doorknob" that he uses to travel to earth.Earth.


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** Also signals Burger summoning the demon wolf thing to kill the Two-Ton Chum Chum.
* TheGreys: They use the name, at least. Otherwise, they're [[EnemyMime mime-looking]], suit-wearing, kung-fu-fighting humans.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lord Optichord summons a pile of dog poop to distract Ronnie long enough for Davis to make another try at Sockbaby. [[spoiler: He ends up trying to strangle the sock Ronnie wiped his shoe with, having mistaken it for Sockbaby.]]
* JiveTurkey: Davis mocks Ronnie and Burger by calling them "Foolish honkeys!"


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* MegatonPunch: Burger's main fighting technique with his robot arm, as one grey learns the [[BloodFromTheMouth very, very hard way.]]
** That same grey gets a plasma pill enhanced uppercut from Ronnie that launches him [[TwinkleInTheSky into the sky]] so hard he doesn't land until the [[BrickJoke next episode.]]
* NoSell: The Two-Ton Chum Chum's specialty, being totally unaffected by Ronnie's RapidFireFisticuffs.
* NotMyDriver: Davis gets the drop on Burger by slipping into the drivers seat while the cyborg is distracted by Ronnie's fight.


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* SpeciesSurname: Davis is referred to by Lord Optichord's henchman as "Davis the Grey."


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** "'Ha ha' all you want! For soon, you WILL cry like babies!"


Written by DougTenNapel, directed by Doug [=TenNapel=] and [[WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum John Soares]].

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Written by DougTenNapel, Creator/DougTenNapel, directed by Doug [=TenNapel=] and [[WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum John Soares]].


Written by DougTenNapel, directed by Doug [=TenNapel=] and [[AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum John Soares]].

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Written by DougTenNapel, directed by Doug [=TenNapel=] and [[AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum [[WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum John Soares]].


* {{Shoutout}} - [[{{Voltron}} "And I'll form the head."]]

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* {{Shoutout}} - [[{{Voltron}} [[Anime/{{Voltron}} "And I'll form the head."]]


* HeyItsThatGuy - The ComicBook/SilverSurfer and Film/NapoleonDynamite take on AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum!
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. "But you're Doug Jones! How would an A-lister like you know little old me?"


The fourth film in the series (''Sockb4by'') [[HeyItsThatGuy guest stars]] [[PansLabyrinth Doug Jones]] (with a [[HeyItsThatGuy cameo]] by Film/NapoleonDynamite in a wetsuit), gives us some more details of Ronnie's origin, and shatters the law that the fourth movie in a series is always horrible.

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The fourth film in the series (''Sockb4by'') [[HeyItsThatGuy guest stars]] [[PansLabyrinth stars Doug Jones]] Jones (with a [[HeyItsThatGuy cameo]] cameo by Film/NapoleonDynamite in a wetsuit), gives us some more details of Ronnie's origin, and shatters the law that the fourth movie in a series is always horrible.


* TrashTalk - "Go forth and tell your alien brothers... THAT RONNIE CORDOVA SAYS THEY'RE GAY!"

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* TrashTalk - "Go forth and tell your alien brothers... THAT RONNIE CORDOVA SAYS THEY'RE GAY!"

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