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256PiAlternate, real name Tommy Kaempfer, is a well known creator of YouTube Poop. Most of his poops involve the various misadventures of Michael Rosen, his brother Brian, his best friend Harrybo, and Older Rosen. He is also the creator and host of the music review channel The Wonky Angle.

In November 2017, 256pi revealed that Root Negative Sixteen, another popular YouTube Pooper, was actually an alternate fictional account created by him.

Tropes he has used:

  • Adaptation Name Change: The real Harrybo's real name is "Brian Harrison", here his name is "Harrybo Sheddle".
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The Potatofoogle from Michael's Chocolate Swiss Cafe Adventure.
  • Anti-Climax: Michael's Dead Book of Solomon Jizz chronicles Older Rosen's adventure to rescue a Damsel in Distress named "Eileen Ogle" from "The Shop Downstairs". In the final part he gets there, confronts Rob, the owner...and the voice was from Rob's television.
  • Artifact Title: As he has pointed out, this has pretty much become the creator's main channel despite "Alternate" implying it was an alt account.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Often.
  • Broken Record:
    • Also to a lesser extent, The Presents Inspector is seen various times in "Harrybo's House" and "Rio Rosen" saying nothing but "Sandwiches! Sandwiches! Sandwiches!"
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Older Rosen, for sure. Very rarely does he ever say anything relevant to what is actually going on, or anything that makes sense.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Michael's shirt is Dark Blue, Brian's is Brown, Harrybo's is Blue-Green, etc.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In "Chocolate Swiss Cafe Adventure", Older Rosen manages to take out the Potatofoogle in one hit. While he is still alive and loudly complains he never hit Older Rosen, we never see him again. Similar fights occur in Beneath The Cafe against the Pocketfoogle and "Rio Rosen" against the Presents Inspector.
  • Decomposite Character: The grey-haired Michael Rosen in his older days is made into a separate character named "Older Rosen".
  • Defictionalization: invoked The "Telly Trilogy" takes three fake TV shows Michael thought of in "Telly" and makes them real.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep":
    • Older Rosen.
    • Mr. Shop Downstairs (the man Rob is mistaken for in Dead Book of Solomon Jizz)
  • Face Palm: Common, usually done by Brian.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: Older Rosen’s “One-Finger Knockout Punch”.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The series main villain is named Lollipop Lady.
  • Loophole Abuse: IRL example, Shakespearean Michael was made because 256Pi's teacher gave an assignment to "recreate" one of three Shakespeare scenes. While this was expected to be acting them out, he chose to make his in YTP form.
  • No More for Me: Upon seeing the flying train in Dead Book of Solomon Jizz, Michael declares "I think I drank too much cooking oil!"
  • Non-Indicative Name: Dead Book of Solomon Jizz does not contain a dead book or the semen of anyone named Solomon.
  • Shout-Out:
    • During the cafe scene in ''Chocolate Swiss Cafe Adventure", which uses Kevin MacLeod's "George Street Shuffle", a captain briefly appears referencing that the same song was also used in Rog Contracts Multiple Personality Disorder.
    • Defied in Dead Book of Solomon Jizz, where Older Rosen goes to Platform 9 3/4. A caption briefly appears saying that that is not supposed to be a Harry Potter reference.
    • The pooper RootNegativeSixteen (recently revealed to be an alt made by 256pi) makes a cameo at the end of Michael's Horrible Halloween (represented by Empress Azalyn, as she is in most/all of her videos), and the shop owner Rob from Dead Book of Solomon Jizz is supposed to be the pooper RobGBA (who used a Michael character in a red shirt to represent himself)
  • ShoutOut.To Shakespeare: Shakespearean Michael, obviously. Macbeth, specifically.
  • Show Within a Show: What's This Ear?, Don't Be Cheeky, and The Six 'O Clock Nose.
  • Stylistic Suck: The "Rosen-O-Phone" is a square with a crudely drawn cord coming out of it.
    • The chroma-keying and masking can be this sometimes. The chroma-keying leads to bits of Michael's (or any other character that looks like him) hair and ears disappearing on and off while the masks are mostly just one shape which leads to loads of the character being clipped out (Although, due to 256Pi using frame-by-frame masking more and more in recent years, this has become less of apparent to happen). However, the Rosen Family Chronicles is a YTP series and not a full-blown web series.
  • Take That!: In Harrybo's House: ''
    Brian: Why didn't he use Facebook?
    Michael: It's because Facebook sucks.
    Brian: Fair enough.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Older Rosen loves chocolate cake.
    • He also likes chocolate bagels. He hides some in the Don't Be Cheeky studio and takes some with him on a train ride in "Dead Book of Solomon Jizz".
  • Unreadably Fast Text: On occasion.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Brian gets stranded atop a house in Dead Book of Solomon Jizz, and that's the last we see of him in the poop.
  • Word-Salad Humor: The titles of the YTPs starring Older Rosen.