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Utter Tripe Reviews is an MST series written by Storygirl 000 and posted on her Deviantart page. The premise is that she and her fellow riffers (Ben, Pinkie Pie, Sashi, Dib, and later Lewis) read terrible fanfics, all while dealing with the fact that the author/main OC of each fic seems to pop up and attack them while they do so. It can be found here.

    Fics tackled so far include: 

Let's trope! (presses the button)

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe, the riffers have decided that Danisha has brainwashed Frollo, and any moments where he acts in-character are him being aware of it and trying to break free.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Yes, Story did actually write a story featuring an attractive female version of Krampus. Let Us Never Speak of This Again.
    • And yes, plastic easter eggs based on Jesus Christ exist.
  • Anachronism Stew: Name-dropped in episode 8.
  • And That's Terrible: Spoken word-for-word by Ben at one point.
  • A Rare Sentence: Story can't believe she's reached a point in her life where she has to say "For once, sexism works in our favor." Same with Pinkie and "AVERT YOUR EARS, VOLDEMORT! I’M ROOTING FOR YOU!"
  • Arc Villain: Each fanfic riffed brings a villain based upon that fanfic that the riffers must face.
  • Auto Erotica: Ben, at one point, thinks Frollo and Danisha want to have sex in Danisha's time-traveling Camry.
    "That'll up your chances of getting done in by a serial killer, you realize. (Beat) Go ahead!"
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  • Brain Bleach: It tends to be called for during the Back To The Frollo riff, due to the repeated instances of horrible mental images.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Brought up repeatedly in response to how Danisha's antics might affect the timeline.
  • Call-Back: Pinkie makes several references to David (an OC from the previous riff) during the Prayer and Miracles riff.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Pinkie's exorcism skills come in handy when dealing with Grace Ann.
  • Dead Fic: Hasn't been updated since December 2018.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost every riffer is one of these at some point.
  • Demonic Possession: What Grace Ann does to all the riffers except for Pinkie.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Name-dropped by Sashi in episode 7.
  • G.I.F.T: Referenced by Dib at one point.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The riffers decide that Fern is the real villain of Back to the Frollo, as she was the one who brought Danisha to medieval Paris in the first place.
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  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fanatical Christian Grace Ann is defeated by the only practicing Christian of the main cast.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A number of the jokes in the Prayer and Miracles riff come from the hypocrisy of several characters, mostly their views on women.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Story shows off the Mimikyu, Ragdoll, she got for Christmas to the rest of the cast and Dib tries to get clarification that it's a Pokemon who could insta-kill a person. Cue a whimpering Ragdoll and an angry Story.
    She's very sensitive about that!
  • The Internet Is for Porn: Well, half of it. The other half is apparently flame wars.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Sashi delivers one to David, for what he did to Harry.
  • Noodle Incident: When asked what she did to David, Sashi's response is "I plead the fifth."
    • Story's seventh grade waterpark field trip.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Dib (possessed by Grace Ann) shows up to a riff smiling and praising the Lord, the rest of the riffers lock him up.
  • Redhead In Green: Ben's response to the fact that every member of the Weasley family is in Slytherin.
  • Rooting for the Empire: In-Universe; everyone's rooting for the Dursleys and Voldemort in Prayer and Miracles.
  • Running Gag: "How does one (action) (adverb)?" "The same way you/one (different action) (different adverb)!", which usually comes up in response to Said Bookism.
    • For more religious fics, the riffers will occasionally say "Jesus Christ, joke intended" in some form.
    • Exclusive to the Prayer and Miracles riff, Pinkie responding to someone asking the Lord for help with "And the Lord said, '(insert complaint here)'"
  • Schmuck Bait: Sure, Story, let Ben into the safe room without making sure he's not possessed first. That won't backfire in any way!
  • Script Fic
  • Self-Fanservice: Mocked In-Universe in regards to Hermione, who the riffers imitate at various points complaining about how her fans prettify her frizzy brown hair. Later, Pinkie calls Snape the poster boy for this trope.
  • Squick: In-Universe, this is everyone's reaction to any mention of how sexy Frollo is or the mental imagery of him having sex with Danisha.
  • The Stoner: Dib suggests that Prayer and Miracles!Luna Lovegood is this, considering that she has every other hippie stereotype down pat.
  • Take That!: Sashi suggests that the routine for Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" in Just Dance 2018 was made specifically for people with no dance skills. Also counts as Self-Deprecation, since she was directing this comment at Story, who’d just beaten her at said routine.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Pointed out In-Universe when the riffers find out that, in her fanfic, Grace Ann gave the canonically gay Dumbledore a wife.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: Outright mocked. "Vague doom of vagueness!"
  • Wham Line: At the end of episode 3:
    "Well, well...what do we have here? Some wayward children that need a mommy? (chuckles) I suppose I can provide for them…"
    • A minor one at the end of episode 11:
    Story: I was hoping I could bring in another reviewer.
  • X Called; They Want Their Y Back: In response to Danisha’s time-travelling car, Dib says "Doc Brown called. He wants his life’s greatest achievement back."
    • When they find out said car is a black 1959 Chevy Impala, Story says "Fern, Dean Winchester just called. He wants his car back."