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Rooster Teeth Productions is an Austin, Texas-based video production studio focusing on online content, and since November 10, 2014, a division of media company Fullscreen. They are famous for pioneering machinima and being its most mainstream success. Founded on April 1, 2003, they gained popularity through their first show, Red vs. Blue, which debuted on that date. It especially became notable when they were officially endorsed by Bungie and Microsoft Studios in using Halo for their machinima. As of 2018, Rooster Teeth is separated into various divisions:

  • The main portion of the company itself is used for all of their original live action shorts and series.
    • Rooster Teeth Animation, which focuses on animated content like Red vs. Blue, RWBY, Camp Camp, etc.
  • Achievement Hunter is a division of the company that broadcasts how-to guides on how to get various achievements in several video games, along with a couple YouTube channels that invokes Let's Play videos and other nonsense. They're much more focused on the Let's Plays than anything these days, especially Let's Play Minecraft and Let's Play Grand Theft Auto among other videos.
  • Funhaus (pronounced "Funhouse"), which features members of the former Machinima.com group Inside Gaming. They were made part of the studio on February 5, 2015.
  • Game Kids, which is essentially a family-friendly Achievement Hunter featuring... well, kids playing video games. It is a Spin-Off of a AH Let's Play series.
  • The Know, a daily YouTube show presenting news across pop culture, primarily focused on video games.
  • ScrewAttack, which hosts a number of various web videos, the famous ones being Death Battle and One Minute Melee. This was announced on both ScrewAttack and Rooster Teeth's website on November 4, 2015.
    • Game Attack, which consists of former ScrewAttack employees (Including co-founder Craig) playing games.
  • Outside of these divisions, the studio had also partnered with other creators such as The Creatures (who have now dissolved as of July 2017), Cow Chop, Kinda Funny, Sugar Pine 7, JT Music, Criken 2 (as part of the group Sideshow) and Chilled Chaos.

They also hold an increasingly-popular annual convention called RTX, which despite the name's implication is not entirely focused on the company itself, nor is it called the "Rooster Teeth Expo". Held at the company's hometown of Austin at the Austin Convention Center, the convention's main focus is on gaming and Internet culture, much like the studio itself. They've expanded the convention to have events in Sydney and London.

The Other Wiki has more info about them here.


Notable works include:

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    Machinima works 

    Animated works 
  • Camp Camp, a series about the denizens of America's most dysfunctional summer camp. Debuted in 2016.
  • Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, a webseries that turns the funny bits of The Rooster Teeth Podcast as well as other sources into a cartoon. Animated by Jordan Cwierz.
  • RWBY, an computer-animated series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth, first shown as a trailer after the final episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 10. The series follows the titular team of four rookie Huntresses in their trials against the insidious Grimm, a hidden malicious conspiracy and occasionally each other. The first episode was aired at RTX in the summer of 2013, then released on the website on July 18. It can be viewed here.
    • RWBY Chibi, a chibified spinoff of the above with a more wacky and light-hearted tone. Airs during the RWBY offseason, starting in 2016 after Volume 3.
  • X-Ray & Vav, an animated series that focuses on the Super Powered Alter Egos of respective former and current Achievement Hunter cast members Ray Narvaez Jr. ("X-Ray") and Gavin Free ("Vav"). Debuted in November 2014, and ran for two seasons.
  • Sex Swing, a series following the exploits of the titular rock n' roll group Sex Swing, released on February 18th, 2017.
  • Nomad of Nowhere, a western/fantasy mash-up 2D series about a mysterious nomad traversing a western wasteland that hasnít seen magic in 100 years. Debuted in March 2018.
  • Gen Lock, a Mecha action science fiction series announced at RTX 2017.

    Live-action works 
  • Rooster Teeth Shorts, a webseries that depicts the company's staff in... unusual situations.
  • Immersion, a webseries where Burnie and Griffon decide to test various video game facts on Geoff and Gus, seeing if they would work in real life. After a long hiatus, a second season aired featuring the tests this time on Gavin and Michael. The show is currently on its fifth season.
  • Past Cast, the YouTube blogs of historical figures.
  • RT Life, which are videos the employees make of the various antics they get up to instead of working.
  • The Gauntlet, a series where several gamers take each other on in a video game tournament similar to a reality television show in order to win ten thousand dollars, with Burnie as the Games Master and Brooke, Caleb, Gus, and Joel as team coaches.
  • A Simple Walk (Into Mordor), where Chris and Kerry have six days to walk from Hobbiton to Mordor - or rather, their respective filming locations.
  • The Slow Mo Guys, where Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy film things overcranked. Was actually independent of Rooster Teeth until 2013.
  • Lazer Team, the company's first feature-length, live-action film, a sci-fi comedy. They held an Indiegogo campaign which for a couple months became the most successful fully-funded project ever on the site.
  • Ten Little Roosters, where ten Rooster Teeth employeeslist  are at a party... only for one of them to drop dead. Everyone is locked in, and they must figure out who the killer is before they all die. Viewers are asked to submit guesses as to who is the killer; who will be the survivor (confirmed to not be the killer); and, each week, who will die in the next episode, as well as how they will die.
    • The Eleven Little Roosters, the sequel to Ten Little Roosters, which sees the survivor being recruited into a group of international spies to search for the mole of the group.
  • Million Dollars, But..., Gavin and Burnie sit down with someone else from the office and discuss what they would and wouldn't do for a million dollars.
  • Free Play, a magazine-style show hosted by Ryan Haywood and Meg Turney that involves news on other RT productions, a small The Know segment, discussion about topics and a challenge that sees the two hosts competing in some manner.
  • Day 5, Rooster Teeth's first foray into a completely dramatic series (as opposed to shows like Red vs. Blue and RWBY which became more dramatic over time). Described as being "set in the immediate aftermath of a fatal sleep epidemic" four survivors must band together in order to find the answers for how this apocalyptic event occurred without falling asleep. Debuted on June 19th for Rooster Teeth First members.
  • Heroes & Halfwits which is Rooster Teeth's own D&D campaign. Shown on the Achievement Hunter channel because it features mainly crew members from that division of the company.
  • Theater Mode, which is Achievement Hunter meets Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a lot more vulgarity and alcohol.
  • Crunch Time, about some physics students who open a black hole.
  • Master and Apprentice, a how-to show in which production designer Marcus LaPorte teaches Adam Ellis how to recreate iconic props from films and video games.
  • Skill Tree, in which Ellie Main learns how to become an Action Girl by learning various combat and survival skills in the event of an apocalypse.
  • Blood Fest, the company's third feature-length film, a comedic horror film. Written and directed by Owen Egerton, it centers around three horror fans who attend a horror festival and quickly discover things going downhill.
  • Murder Room, a game show centered around a panel of four players and guided by an AI named Jessica, attempt to solve a murder.

    Podcasts 
  • The Rooster Teeth Podcast (formerly Drunk Tank) is Rooster Teeth's main podcast which, "On a more-or-less weekly basis, the Rooster Teeth crew discuss gaming, films and projects that they are currently working on." However it sometimes will go a bit off-topic into more general news and occasionally into the personal, and quite often strange, experiences of the RT staff and guests to the show. If the recent video format podcasts are any indication, the recording room is well stocked with beer and liquor, some of which is sent in by fans, just as the former title Drunk Tank suggests. Hosted by Gus, three others, and Gus.
  • In response to the fact that the main podcast has shifted away from being a gaming podcast to a general comedy one, they later created The Patch. It runs for approximately one hour and is completely centered on video games. Usually hosted by a three person combination of either Gus, Burnie, Meg, Ashley, Ryan and Gus. In 2017, the podcast was rebranded as "Glitch Please" and is hosted by Ashley and a rotating panel for a round table-style discussion.
  • On The Spot, a game show podcast hosted by Jon Risinger.
  • They used to have a (discontinued) TV and movie-themed podcast named Screen Play, hosted by JJ.
  • Spoilercast was another short-lived podcast based on people openly discussing a certain TV show or movie.
  • Off Topic is the Achievement Hunter podcast, hosted by Michael Jones.
  • Sportsball, a sports-based podcast, hosted by Tyler Coe, Joel Heyman, and Jack Pattillo. In 2018, it was rebooted with Tyler back at the helm and accompanied by co-host Mia Khalifa.
  • Fan Service, a round table-style podcast typically led by Gray Haddock discussing anime. In 2018, it was rebooted in collaboration with Crunchyroll as the main sponsor.
  • Always Open, hosted by Barbara Dunkelman and Mariel Salcedo where they discuss life, sex, and lots more with their friends. As indicated by the title, it can get very... open.

Also, while it is not part of Rooster Teeth proper, Michael Jones' Internet Box podcast features several of the company's employees.

    Video Games 

    Other 
  • Nature Town, a webseries that stars various animals voiced by members of the Rooster Teeth staff.
  • Rooster Teeth Comics, a comic series about the Rooster Teeth staff's daily life. Written by Griffon Ramsey and drawn by Luke McKay, the series ended in Summer 2011.
  • Backwardz Compatible, a Let's Play series starring Miles Luna and Kyle Taylor.
  • The Lab, RT's experimental division where one-off short ideas are filmed and tested.

Rooster Teeth and their works provides examples of:

  • Adorkable: Gavin, Miles, Kerry, Chris, Kara, Lindsay, Ben, and Barbara. To a degree, everyone, but those are the ones that often stand out.
  • Agony of the Feet: In A Simple Walk Into Mordor, much emphasis is given to the abuse Chris, Kerry, and Nick's feet take on the hike.
    • On the Funhaus side of things, Lawrence and Spoole would probably be your go-to guys for this.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Seems to be a recurring theme in their series.
    • Red vs. Blue has the main characters fighting against various enemies, fully expecting to die, on numerous occasions simply because it's right.
    • By Volume 4 of RWBY Ruby has become one.
    • Camp Camp has Counselor David who is well aware of the terrible conditions of the camp but never stops trying to get the campers ( especially the resident cynic, Max) to have fun.
  • Artist Disillusionment:
    • When announcing his breakup with Arryn, Miles specifically mentioned that he had waited until after RTX 2015 to avoid any awkward panel questions.
    • Fan behavior for some of their conventions has led to the company endorsing an unofficial convention etiquette guide, due to their dislike of awkward questions, asking for shoutouts and so on.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Several employees' reasons for working at Rooster Teeth Productions.
    • Matt Hullum turned down working on Smallville to work on Red vs. Blue, because he knew this trope would come into play. He also had similar reasons to Kathleen for doing so.
    • Joel Heyman and Kathleen Zuelch both worked in Hollywood a while ago and eventually decided to come back to Austin to work at Rooster Teeth full time, saying it is a lot more fun and less stressful.
    • Gavin Free worked on a lot of films and TV shows in his native UK. He cited it as fun, but incredibly stressful to the point he almost became an insomniac and started hallucinating. This trope is why he chose to come back to Rooster Teeth in 2012. In fact, the main reason he started The Slow Mo Guys is specifically because he wanted to work at Rooster Teeth and the channel was his way of filling his visa requirements.
    • This was basically Monty Oum's entire outlook on life. It's why he started animating in the first place.
  • Bait-and-Switch: During an episode of Social Disorder, Aaron slowly unveils a series of paintings he is meant to be auctioning. The first three paintings are of himself wearing less and less clothing. The last painting is a still life of fruit.
    • The next lot is called "Fruit Basket", and this time is actually a nude of Aaron.
  • Ban on Politics: One of the few unspoken rules on the podcast is that you cannot get political. The furthest anyone can get is to say "there's an election coming up, we don't care who you vote for as long as you vote". Going further is normally a Berserk Button for Gus, who will often reprimand the violator of the rule in some manner. During the 2016 US Presidential election, though, this got lifted somewhat thanks to the controversy surrounding Donald Trump, and after Trump won the election, the rule was completely cast out, to the point Gus himself encouraged talking about it. When Brandon commented on this in a podcast, Gus simply declared that such a rule was pointless now and thinks the current political climate needs to be commented on.
  • Big Name Fan: Well, they had nothing to do with Halo to start with, then after RvB took off Bungie started taking notice (Gus himself has stated he was a long-time fan of Bungie, and him bringing Matt, Burnie and Geoff to the company's booth at E3 2001 led to them getting interested in Halo). By the time Halo 3 came out they were getting cameos, and the gametype they invented (Grifball) got its own playlist in the last Bungie-made title, Halo: Reach, which was later expanded upon in Halo 4. They also have a number of celebrity fans as well.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Michael and Geoff mimic the Oxfordshire-born Gavin so often one could probably make a drinking game out of it.
    • Gavin once (very briefly) spoke in an American accent in Achievement HORSE episode 62 with Geoff.
    Gavin (speaking lowly): You're an asshole.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Much of their output starts out very heavily comedic, but as they go on, become much more dramatic and story-based. Red vs. Blue and RWBY are their most famous examples.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Joel exhibits several traits, notably high eccentricity, speaking in non sequiturs, an apparent inability to explain anything in a straightforward fashion, and getting onto almost unstoppable off-the-wall tangents during podcasts.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Achievement Hunter runs on this. To an extent, so does the company as a whole, as best seen in RT Life.
  • Crazy Homeless People:
    • The staff fairly frequently tell stories on the RT Podcast about encounters with strange homeless people, several of which have been turned into Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures episodes.
    • Chris notes in Episode 3 of "A Simple Walk Into Mordor" that he, Nick, and Kerry look and sound like this due to their backpacks, smell, hygiene, and talk of going to Mordor.
  • Crossover: Jack, Burnie, Ray, Joel and Caleb all appeared in a SeaNanners video in Halo: Reach, viewable here.
  • Creator Backlash: Joel did not like having to play Adolf Hitler. Twice. This is particularly a reason why he dislikes Past Cast.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This appears to be the direction that Game Time with Burnie is heading towards, where he'll play a more passive game with a fellow employee and find out more about them.
  • Deconstruction: The entire point of the "Immersion" series, is to play out video game tropes and mechanics in real life to see if it can be pulled off. It only works some of the time.
  • Designated Driver: Figuratively speaking, as he doesn't literally drive; Ray is one of very few employees of the company who don't drink alcohol. This leaves him at times the only fully sober participant in Let's Plays and RT Podcasts.
    • Ryan and Geoff are also known to avoid alcohol.
  • Did Not Do the Bloody Research: American fans will say that Gavin swears far less than the other RT staff, but in truth he swears about as much, just in English slang. The same applies with Ben.
  • Ditzy Genius: Gavin is clever, but he often makes mistakes or slip-ups which make him come across as a bit stupid. Case in point: headlight fluid.
  • Executive Meddling: The "Twitch Debacle", in which an unspecified higher up forced Ray to relinquish control of his personal Twitch channel so Rooster Teeth could have one of their own instead of making their own. Ray nearly came close to quitting the company and later videos would have him moody, quiet, snarky and being something of a Jerk Ass for quite awhile. He announced his departure from the company on April 10, 2015 and departed the week after.
  • The Merch: How they stayed afloat for many years, next to selling premium subscriptions to access their content. After they were acquired by Fullscreen Media, selling merchandise in their store remain about 20-30% of their revenue amid other avenues.
  • Genre Savvy: The guys on the spoilercast podcast for Game of Thrones made sure to clearly make sure it was a separate podcast, as opposed to doing one at the end of a regular podcast. They also added in the Youtube description box "people are spoiling future plotlines in the comments below, use caution", since they were fully aware some people would feel the need to spoil both the plots and the fun for other people.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Barbara. Ever since 2013, the standard Lame Pun Reaction is Goddamnit Barb!
  • Insult Backfire: When Red vs. Blue was still in its infancy, Ed Halter of ''The Village Voice'' negatively reviewed the series as (merely) being "Clerks meets Star Wars". Rooster Teeth thought that this theoretical show sounds totally awesome used that premise for the rest of the series, not to mention proudly using that review quote on their DVD's.
  • Internet Backdraft: Invoked. At one point, an angry fan sent a rude e-mail to Gus Sorola, the voice of Simmons who also does most of the tech work for the company. In the e-mail, permission was given to show it and the e-mail address of the sender publicly. So rather than shoot back an e-mail telling the person that Rooster Teeth does not, in fact, prevent their videos from being used on Android or that maybe the person in question should be paying attention in French class rather than watching videos, he simply put a copy of the e-mail, swears, slurs and flamebait all, as well as the person's username on the community site and e-mail. He then fulfilled every person's fantasy of getting back at rude people at work when the RT community came down on the kid.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY":
    • For a while Ray thought the word coupling was pronounced COO-pling.
    • Gavin is regularly mocked for his English pronunciations.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Barbara has become notorious for cracking bad puns in spite of the inevitable groans from the rest of the staff.
  • Longing for Fictionland: Parodied.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Barbara sometimes, with the most (in)famous example being the "X-Ray Specs" Vine. However, in a RT podcast this trope got lampshaded and defied. (Long story short, a sexist guy said Barbara needed to flash more and she got pissed.)
    • Kara. Oh yes, Kara.
    • Since being hired in early 2014, Meg Turney has taken up the role as lead Ms. Fanservice. Not only has she continued her work as a cosplayer, model and all-round babe, but since being hired, she's also done videos and a photoshoot for Playboy, and was voted #20 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2015 (just one place behind Beyoncé, and three ahead of Rihanna)
  • Mr. Fanservice: Joel, Gavin, sometimes Chris, maybe Michael, definitely Blaine, Aaron, and MILES.
  • Never Live It Down: Invoked on the podcast. Nobody lets Gavin forget the "headlight fluid" mess-up.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Gavin managed to accidentally pull Geoff's pants down while giving him a hug for getting a high-score in Peggle... just before Kara walked in.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: At one point Jack says that "Gavin would probably win the majority of the Minecraft Let's Plays if he actually concentrated on them instead of just screwing around." Gavin's response? "Yeah, that'd make for a great video."
  • One of Us: They love a lot of films, games and TV shows.
    • Michael Jones is a brony, as shown by his former Gamertag, "MLP Michael". He has also shown a rather good amount of knowledge about anime.
    • Ray Narvaez Jr. was also a big fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (which explains his secondary Gamertag, "FluttershySucks"), but later admitted he stopped watching the show during one of his Twitch streams. He's also a fan of Sailor Moon.
      • He also dips into this when he emphasizes his role as the Meta Guy and references fan terms in the videos.
    • Chris Demarais and Kerry Shawcross are huge fans of The Lord of the Rings, and they went to New Zealand to travel the distance from the Shire to Mount Doom (using their real life film locations).
    • Ryan Haywood and Matt Bragg are big fans of Dragon Ball Z. Ray and Michael also appear at least very aware of its story and characters.
  • Overreacting Airport Security: More like Overreacting Flight Attendants, but Monty told a story in Podcast #235 about how, dead tired, he said aloud that he couldn't wait to crash into bed. Cue an elderly passenger saying "Did you say crash?!" and despite Monty explaining that he was tired and just wanted to go to sleep, she ran to get a flight attendant. Cue him being forced to move seats to the back of the plane despite explaining the situation to the flight attendant, though for the record the flight attendant that got him up was very understanding, though there was another, female flight attendant that started nagging Monty about how irresponsible he was saying "crash" on a plane.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Most of the company. This is either in the sense of being Halo fans, or fans of Rooster Teeth itself, to the point they get featured regularly on Halo Waypoint and even got voice cameos in Halo 3.
    • They've also hired their own talented fans for various projects:
      • Luke McKay was hired for an official comic strip based on his fan art. He continued doing this for about three or so years.
      • Gavin Free was a forum moderator turned intern turned RvB director turned Achievement Hunter mainstay. He was eventually promoted to Creative Director, although he eventually stepped down from the position so he could focus on The Slow Mo Guys.
      • Ben King was hired to code the website at 15 after creating some impressive unofficial RvB-related web applications.
      • Monty Oum was a huge fan of Red vs. Blue before being hired as the series' lead animator.
      • Michael Jones was discovered by Rooster Teeth when his Crackdown 2 Orbs video got to the top of r/gaming on Reddit. They were so impressed by it and Michael's other YouTube videos that they gave his own show, Rage Quit, and eventually hired him full-time for Achievement Hunter.
      • Barbara Dunkelman has been a long-time forum member and often volunteered to help out at events. She was eventually formally hired.
      • Ray Narvaez Jr. made AH community videos long before he was officially hired for Achievement Hunter in 2012. He stayed with the company for three years until he left in 2015. Matt Bragg and Jeremy Dooley were also hired by AH in 2014, and the latter has since taken Ray's place in the main six.
      • Blaine Gibson was a fan of the show, who eventually became a Guardian at RTX and an Intern for the company while finishing his college degree. He now works in Live Action Department.
      • Matt Bragg (a.k.a. "AxialMatt") went from a subscriber, to a three-time Game Master in AH's Let's Play Minecraft, to an official RT employee in 2014. His partner Jeremy Dooley was also hired alongside him.
      • Miles Luna's first encounter was interviewing Burnie before being brought on as a writer for RvB and RWBY.
  • Reclusive Artist:
    • Though he will turn up for short stints at events like RTX, Jason Saldaña is rarely seen (or heard) outside of his role as Tucker in Red vs. Blue. He doesn't even appear in videos that are heavily focused on the original 6 of Rooster Teeth, such as anniversary videos or anthologies.
    • Dan Godwin rarely appears with Rooster Teeth at conventions or even in interviews, partly because of his day job. He's also embarrassed by the limelight he gets due to the series. Thus, this is also why Donut is frequently written out of the series.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The guys from Achievement Hunter, owing to the Let's Plays becoming a huge chunk of Rooster Teeth's content. It reaches the point where some watchers of the Let's Plays not knowing who Burnie, Gus, etc. even are. It even got to the point that the division needed its own character and YMMV pages because of how much they dominated their parent company's page.
  • Stealth Pun: The name of the company is one on "Cockbite".
  • Team Pet: Joe the Cat is the first one for Rooster Teeth, though since he "retired" (as in went to live with Burnie permanently) Adam's puppy Rebel has taken the spotlight. In Achievement Hunter, Edgar the Minecraft cow has been turned into this.
  • Those Two Guys: Gus and Geoff for the main Rooster Teeth stuff, Gavin and Michael (a.k.a. Team Nice Dynamite) for Achievement Hunter.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The Achievement Hunter team will all take the piss out of one another and even hit one another from time to time, but at the end of the day they're good friends. This is particularly true with Gavin and Michael, who frequently argue (and Michael has actually physically tackled Gavin to try and stop him getting an achievement) but are still good friends.
    • The official employee handbook apparently lampshades this, according to Burnie.
    • Jack has had to clarify several times that he's friends with Gavin.
    • With the stuff Joel pulls on Jack, you might be forgiven for thinking Jack dislikes him, but guess who was Jack's Best Man.
    • This tends to get lampshaded during heated arguments by someone (usually Joel) piping up with "Fight! Fight! Fight! Kiss. Kiss."
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Michael after his failed attempt at trying to eat a five pound Gummi bear for a bet he had with Gavin. It has to be seen to believe it.
    • Seen (again at Michael's expense) in the pilot episode for the Immersion reboot.
  • Wham Line: RTX 2013, podcast panel, you all know the story:
    Joel: We can pick this up, I ju- I just wanna say- I just wanna say one thing... (Beat) 512... (audience groans)
    Burnie: (having pulled out his phone) ...I'm listening...
    Joel: (confused, to Burnie) Really? (to audience) 348...
    Burnie: Got it.
    Joel: Get your fucking ph- (quickly) 9988. (to Gavin) Alright, go ahead, continue?
    Gavin: Was that his number?
    Joel: (Beat) We don't know what that was...note 
    • And then:
      Burnie: (on his phone, having dialed the number) It's busy...
  • Workaholic: Monty Oum, the CGI specialist for Red vs. Blue and other shows, apparently worked like a machine and fit this trope to a T when he was on the job. When off of work, he would fall asleep in his chair due to exhaustion. It likely got worse with RWBY.
    • Gavin Free applies to a somewhat lesser extent due to his dedication to the company; he's a member of Achievement Hunter, a host of The Slow Mo Guys, AH's representative on The Rooster Teeth Podcast (and the subject of the Gavin or Google? segment), one of the test subjects on Immersion, and the voice actor for his title role in X-Ray & Vav. During RTX 2014, Gavin was on nearly every panel and had very little free time.
    • According to BTS and interviews most of the staff, onscreen and off, are this.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Gavin very nearly didn't get to join Rooster Teeth. His permanent visa required three major things - to have been written about in an newspaper, to be on TV and to have won an award. Then, he did a video for The Slow Mo Guys about a six foot water balloon that made people notice him. Similarly, he was also supposed to be one of the test subjects for the first season of Immersion, but couldn't due to his visa problems. He did become a test subject for Season 2.
    • Meg was actually Burnie's intended choice to host the second season of Immersion, but due to scheduling conflicts and delays with her previous job commitments, the show went on without her. It also would have made a Romance on the Set story had she been able to accept the job, because in her Game Time with Burnie, the "Simulation Racer" footage was what piqued her interest in Gavin.
    • Barbara's experience at Rooster Teeth almost ended up being cut short when Burnie first saw her profile on the site and didn't think she was a real person. Mercifully, this didn't happen.
    • Monty could have been part of the Rooster Teeth team earlier as both the RT team and Monty were huge fans of each others' works. In fact, Burnie actually called Monty at one point and was essentially offering the man a job right then and there, but Monty never realized it!
  • The Wiki Rule: The Rooster Teeth Wiki.

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