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DaThings is a YouTube Poop maker who made a name for herself with her music video poops (the literal music videos, not YTPMVs). She has since included other media, including My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and movies into the mix, whilst avoiding endless repetition of "classic" sources. She often (but not always) uses clean humor, in stark contrast to other poopers such as CS188 or Deepercutt.

DaThings is run by Ellie Thomas, creator of the comedic review series Ellie-mentary (having replaced her previous series "Luke At This"). (Oh, and she also created the vector for Forever Alone Guy.)


(Note: Ellie has stated that DaThings uses any pronouns, while Ellie only goes by she/her.)

Tropes Associated with DaThings's content:

  • All There in the Manual: One viewer came up with an endorsed plot summary of the events in "Sweeney Todd Completes His Arm", which not only connects the jokes together in a fairly nonsensical plot, but expands on a few of the jokes.. This was inspired by a similar moment when another viewer had done the same thing with "The LOL King".
  • invokedAlternate Character Interpretation: Sister Maria is a drug-obsessed hippie.
    Maria: I want to be stoned, I want to trip BALLS, I want to be HIGH, I want to browse /r/trees... (Caption: That's enough stoner jokes.)
  • Anachronism Stew: Played for Laughs in "Hugh Geaux" when Hugo and Isabelle enter the bookstore to find Monsieur Labisse in the middle of playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on his Nintendo 3DS in the middle of the 1930s.
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  • Anti-Climax: In Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory, Charlie and the other children are all waiting in front of the factory, when Will Wonk walks up to them, but then immediately goes back into his factory and slams the door.
  • Arc Number: 34 in Lord Of Da Things.
    Galf: Year 3434 of the 34th age, here follows the 34th encounter of Isildor. High kingdom the 34th Gondor, and the 34th finding of the 34th Ring of Power.
  • Artistic License – Geography: In-universe example in Faces of Florida. At the beginning of the video Gwonam thinks that Florida is an island, which understandably results in the King and Zelda laughing at him.
  • Bad Boss: In the "Wow! It's Made" series, one of the narrators treats the workers like crap.
    Narrator: I'm the king. The workers must be taught to obey.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Taken from Wow! I'm Hungry!:
    "They'll be used to make cereal or beer. Or beereal."
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The second half of "Jore Jarrison on Drinks" mostly consists of George Harrison ranting about Youtube Poop.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poor, poor workers, as seen in the "Wow! It's Made!" series. In each video, some manufacturing process requires horrifically mangling the workers, in increasingly absurd methods.
  • Captain Obvious: You will find this oh-so-many times in DaThings's poops.
    • Sister Maria informs us that "The hills! Are hills!"
    • The saddle expert informs that the saddle is, in fact, a saddle.
    • The Phantom of The Opera updates Christine on that she has come there.
    • Jaj informs us that his pet cow Milky White is, in fact, white.
    • The Lot HT host lets us know that "there are three temples in the temple temple temple".
  • Catchphrase: "Never mind, Charlie" for Grandpa Joj in ''Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory".
  • Character Select Forcing: In "Smash Bros. Alternate," Sakurai says that there's no penalty for sticking with Ivysaur, implying there is a penalty for the Trainer's other two Pokemon.
  • The Coconut Effect: From Cinnamon Bunglasses at Night:"To make the cinnamon roll look a little more realistic, I'm gonna make a real cinnamon roll and I'm just gonna paint it."
  • Comical Overreacting: In The Lol King, both Scar and Mufasa are shocked that Simba peed in the gorge.
  • Constrained Writing: DaThings tries to avoid vulgarities in her videos, which presumably allows her to reach a wider audience.
  • Content Warnings: Content warnings have been a standard feature of her poops since '80s Mercedes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to slip into this when dealing with some of her more...unsavory commenters.
  • Death by Gluttony: In "Wow! It's Played", an assembler in a shoe factory eats 100,000 cookies and immediately dies.
  • Discredited Meme: "Memes used to be funny!"invoked
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In her Les Miserables YTP, Jajvert kills Joj Valjeaj for stealing bread. Is that better or worse than in the book? (where Valjean was imprisoned for 17 years instead.)
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Soup or Smash Bros. opens with "Super Suicide Bros.-" (Record Scratch) "OFFENSIVE!", then a caption reading "Sorry. No suicide jokes."
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Her early poops were more vulgar before she decided to pursue a more "family friendly" style.
  • Every Episode Ending: Every "Wow! It's Made!" ends with a specific word being said over before Pope Francis makes a cameo.
  • Gay Option: In Date Mystery, there is a chance that the player's Mystery Date will be a bifauxnen. Not that the girls in the commercial seem to mind it.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: "Ring Around the Rosen" abruptly switches into a poop of the trailer for The Ring.
    • Stealth Pun: The title, due to the above event.
    • "Cinnamon Bunglasses at Night" similarly switches from a poop of the "Sunglasses at Night" song to a craft video of someone making cinnamon bun-shaped soap.
    • "The Sharkshank Redaction" is originally a Youtube Poop about sharks, but halfway through, Rog takes over DaThings (as he says in the video), and the rest of the video is about Rog.
  • Human Resources: Wow! It's Made: Revelations reveals that pillows are made from processed employees.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: From The Mythsters:"It may look nothing like Stevie Wonder, but Stevie doesn't even know how he looks."
  • Irony: On June 20, 2016, she uploaded a non-poop video where she announced a new let's play channel named Waffle Tots. A lesser known pooper named Trinzilla then made a poop out of the video.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Postmap Tap3: Tapped Out has Pat murdering Alf Thompson in cold blood by upsetting Alf's ladder while the latter is fixing up brickwork on the gables of his house.
    Tap: Sorry, Alf~! There's nothing for it~!
  • No Export for You: From Soup or Smash Bros.: "Super Soup Bros. for Wii U will never be released in North America, ever."invoked
  • Not So Above It All: Sometimes the vulgarity slips back in.
  • No Sympathy: Javert, naturally.
    Valjean: We were starving!
    Javert: You will starve again! LOL!
    Valjean: LOL.
  • Overused Running Gag:
    • "Sus" jokes; i.e., taking the first half of a word and then reversing it. It can get very tiresome if that's not your thing.
    • "Soup or Smash Bros." repeatedly cuts to the "23: Clear Movies" splash. After a certain point, the overusedness of the gag becomes its own gag. Lampshaded after about the tenth appearance, with a fake comment from "Fleelfmeister471" complaining about the joke getting old.
  • Overly Long Gag: In "Obama Bails Out", Obama spends a very long time explaining what his plan is not.
    Obama: It's not a plan to create jobs, it is not a plan to reduce the deficit, it is not a plan to build the deficit, it is not a plan to create jaj, it is not a plan to defecate, it is not a plan to sit, it is not a planet, it is not a plant, it is not a plan, it is not a plalp...
    • The opening of "How to Food", a very Long List of ingredients that goes on for about a minute.
  • Portmanteau: A frequent style of joke, showing up after the component words have been said separately. Wow! I'm Hungry! has quite a few, including 'thiquid' (thick + liquid), 'caplicator' (cap + applicator), and 'beereal' (beer + cereal).
  • Red Filter of Doom: In "Wow, I'm Hungry":
    "...That's why we have red French toast..." *screen turns red*.
    • More appropriately:
    "Big fat rolls of cellulite are loaded into this big death machine." *turns red, slows down*.
  • Running Gag: "Memes used to be funny".
    • "Sus" appears pretty much Five Times a Poop.
    • Also with "yay".
    • Taking the syllable "De", and playing it three times while showing a picture of King Dedede.
    • The extensive use of supercutting.
    • Also with Spoonerism.
    • Mammoths.
    • Nuns.
    • People declaring the obvious.
    • In the "Wow! It's Made!" saga, there appears to be a running gag about the workers being mutilated to death.
    • The Pope
    • In the "Price Is Rice" videos, Jessica saying "NO." and Nicole being frozen at Bidder's Row. The latter is Running Gagged in "The Price Is Rice CLASSIC" when Nicole finally unfreezes.
  • Russian Reversal: In The Lol King, Timon tells Simba that the world turns its back on you, but in Soviet Russia, you turn your back on the world.
  • Self-Deprecation: "Jaunt Ron Toot" features a section of rapid sus jokes, accompanied by babies laughing hysterically.
  • Shout-Out: She makes frequent reference to Cs188, particularly by inserting references to CS' Running Gags of "HoH SiS" and "joj".
  • Take That!: In The Lol King, Simba starts reading Twilight, but Mufasa pushes him out of the way, shouting "No, son!"
  • Troll: In Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory, Grandpa Joj gives Charlie an empty package as a birthday present. He then shows him that he has a bar of chalk hidden under his pillow, but doesn't let him open it.
  • Victory by Endurance: Nicole's victory at the end of "The Price is Rice CLASSIC" occurs after the other contestant went to bed.
  • Visual Pun: Many. Some examples are a hay bale and a weight appearing when Simba says "Hey! Wait!" in The Lol King, and Bran being pushed out of a window when the workers 'remove bran' in Wow! I'm Hungry!.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jeff, a contestant in Sweepermarket Soup, is heavily implied to be this—you don't want to hear "gore section" and "babies" in the same sentence. The commentator calls him out.

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