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Funny moments for the Outside Xbox crew in their 561 (and counting!) Top X list videos and their equally as many Show of the Week/end videos. The page also covers their other non-specific videos (such as the videogame cocktails series).


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  • "7 Times Swimming was the Actual Worst"
    • Jane tries to plug the Outside Xbox channel, even though the aforementioned video is on Outside Xtra:
      Jane: Wow, I'm getting the weirdest feeling of deja vu, like I've said something similar about a similar character in possibly a similar situation for another video that was maybe like this but not this one... [pointing to where the "recommended videos" are located on the YouTube webpage] and you might enjoy watching it as well...
      Ellen: [off-screen] Hey! Hey! Stop shilling your Outside Xbox, you're on Xtra today, you're ours!
      Jane: [smiling coyly] It's just a click away... so easy...
      Ellen: No! Stop it! [bursts into the shot] Cut the mic, cut the mic!
      [picture goes out, replaced by test pattern color bars]
    • Jane trash-talking the hagfish from Dishonored.
    • Ellen discussing the Iron Boots from The Legend of Zelda:
      Ellen: Link's all happy when he gets his boots, but when I get Luke cement shoes, he's all angry and "Ellen, are you part of the mafia?"
      Luke: [off-screen] They're not the same thing as what Link has!
      Ellen: Yes they are! Shut up or I get the boys on you... I mean, what? No? There's boys in a gang? I'm not in a gang; you are. What's mafia? I don't know mafia; you're mafia. Shut up.
    • While performing the outro, a net held from off camera attempts to catch Luke just as he's telling viewers to subscribe.
  • From the "7 Levels You Get in Basically Every Game" video:
    Jane: We at Outside Xbox have never been to prison, except during the aftermath of that one misunderstanding at the midnight screening of The Force Awakens.
    Luke: [off-screen] Look, all I said was I like the concept of Midi-chlorians—
    Jane: ... and you got what you deserved. Ahem. But even with our lack of prison experience, we know that you're not allowed to take all your stuff to jail with you. That's why it's bad. That and the bars. And the fact that you're not allowed to leave.
  • Not specific to one video, the cast has a Mad-Libs-style tendency to describe a game as fitting into a made-up genre based on one of its unique features, such as referring to Banjo-Kazooie as a "bird-and-bear-em-up", Robinson's Requiem as a "don't-starve-to-death-em-up", and Ōkami as a "paint-em-up". note 
  • 8 Things That Always Happen When You Go Back to an Old Save:
    • Ellen complains that switching from PlayStation to Xbox while loading an old save results in pressing A when prompted to press X, as the PlayStation's X is in the same position on the controller as Xbox's A (X is also the only face button the two consoles share). This is followed by a short clip of Lara Croft jumping when the X button flashes on-screen for her to sit at a campfire. Ellen responds with a stern warning, the delivery of which is the true selling point:
      Ellen: [death glares at the camera] Do not mock me, main character. I control you.
  • "The 5 Flattest Voice Performances by Hollywood Actors in Games"
    • Andy begins the episode with a defence of Peter Dinklage's notoriously flat performance in the alpha release of Destiny by pointing out that the dialogue he was given didn't exactly lend itself easily to great performances to begin with. To demonstrate, each of the Outside Xbox crew delivers a reading of the infamous "That wizard came from the moon" line, each giving it a different blend of Stylistic Suck.
      Jane: That wizard came from th...the moon?
      Mike: That wizard came...from the moon? [Raised eyebrow]
    • Mike wants someone to make sure Michael Biehn is okay.
    • Jane discusses the "...SSPACE!" line from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, before concluding no, it's actually brilliant and everyone should do it forever. It then becomes an on-and-off-again Running Gag in other videos.
  • "7 Videogame Scientists Who Should Have Known Better":
    • The cutaway gags with Oxbox crew members playing incompetent scientists are all gold, but the prize goes to Andy swirling some green stuff in a flask, then dumping it on the floor when he checks his watch.
    • When it's Mike's turn to portray a scientist, he lip-syncs perfectly to Jane "brainstorming" about the sadistic vault designs in Fallout.
  • "7 Alien Races That Look Like Beautiful Human Women by Amazing Coincidence":
    • Andy's views on the various alien species in Mass Effect.
    Andy: [The asari are] just weird enough to look alien, but not weird enough that you don't want to cuddle them. Classic.
    Meanwhile, straight FemSheps hoping for a little extraterrestrial nookie get, um... walking scab Garrus? Who has a lovely personality. And bipedal reptile Thane, who dresses really well... So that's how Kaidan Alenko gets any action at all!
    Jane: Oi! Leave Kaidan out of this!
    • Sigma Star Saga, despite being a side-scrolling shooting game, includes romanceable characters.
    Jane: What's your excuse, Football Manager?
    • For some reason, Krill aliens grow wings when they fall in love, and then give those wings to the object of their desire.
    Game narration: YOU GOT THE GIRL WINGS! Wings like a GIRL!!
    Jane: ("I'm-as-confused-as-you-are" shrug)
  • "8 'Useful' Items That Were No Help Whatsoever"
    • Mike's complaint about powerful video game weapons that only allow you to carry a small handful of ammo to use with them, thus making them next to useless in practical terms. It's the sheer disgust in his voice on the (italicised) comparisons that he uses:
    Mike: I suppose it's realistic that you'd only be able to carry one or two rockets in addition to the rocket launcher itself, but d'you what else is realistic? Maths homework. And parking fines.
  • "7 Videogame Vehicles So Rubbish We'd Rather Walk, Thanks" has some choice words about the M35 Mako.
    Andy: The M35 Mako is an all-terrain infantry vehicle designed for manoeuvrability in even the harshest planetary conditions. That's what it's designed to do; what it actually does is suck.
  • "7 Awkward Product Placements That Put You Off Said Product, Probably" involves Jane discussing a rather uncomfortable appearance by a Playboy magazine in Dead Rising 2:
    [Over footage of the game]
    Jane: Head to the grotto in the centre of Palisades Mall in Dead Rising 2 and you can pick up a copy of Playboy that must have been submerged in water for a good couple of days. The magazine gives you extra experience from your interactions with women, which obviously reflects what happens if you meet women in the real world while clutching a soggy copy of Playboy.
    [Cut to Jane frowning into the camera with an expression of disapproving disgust while shaking her head silently]
  • "Worst Spiders in Games, Ranked by an Arachnophobe":
    • The spiders in Minecraft don't tick too many boxes for Ellen's phobia, because of their simple design and cartoonish movements.
      Ellen: My fear of them is more that "Oh, they can climb walls and get into my base and kill me."
      Luke: Like a real spider!
      Ellen: (silent horror)
    • Ellen's impression of Aragog from Lego Harry Potter accidentally turns into the "Thriller" dance. (Fitting, though, for a Halloween episode.)
    • After the champion is crowned (the frostbite spider from Skyrim), Luke rewards Ellen's bravery with a kitten picture. Andy and Mike, naturally, start imagining a spider killing the kitten and laying eggs in it.
    • The "commenter edition" video only came out after a three-year gap, presumably because Ellen needed to recuperate from making the first one. Her fixed smile and flat "Hi" in the intro make it clear how happy she is to be revisiting the topic.
      Luke: Now, after we published that video, many of you in the comments suggested even more horrifying spiders that you were very keen for Ellen to see.
      Ellen: (furiously mouths the word "Thanks" to the camera)
      • She spends the rest of the intro glaring at the camera when Luke is turned away (with what she calls her "angry Leslie Knope face"), and attempting to smile bravely when he looks back at her.
    • Luke remarks that some people commented that he wasn't taking things seriously in the first video, so he has a remedy: He's wearing a lab coat and safety goggles.
    Ellen: I want googles too!
    Luke: Ellen, only the scientist wears googles.
  • 5 Game Movies We Love Despite Their Many, Crippling Flaws:
    • Jane enthusiastically praises Silent Hill for letting Sean Bean live, then forgets where she was going with it.
    • Luke's favourite things about the Warcraft movie? Total fidelity to the lore, and the huge shoulderpads.
    • Mike describes the dialogue in Double Dragon (1994) as being "ninety percent screaming".
    • Ellen notes that Lara's love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is none other than Daniel Craig. You know the name of whom he'll play later, and it's pondered that if there are Bond girls, then if Bond himself would be a Croft boy. At least Ellen would make that observation if she could stop giggling at the idea as he walks around in the buff, items placed strategically, very Austin Powers.
  • 7 Weird Ways Games Tried to Stop People Playing Them: According to Andy, it's important for game companies to discourage children from encountering certain content: nudity, excessive gore, or Aliens: Colonial Marines.
    Five-second clip of A:CM plays
    • One of the ways, that Leisure Suit Larry did, was to implement questions that only adults would know the answer of, so the Oxbox crew try to take them. There's only one little problem, the game was made in the late 80's/early 90's, so they have no idea of the answer, such as Jane vehemently denying Clint Eastwood ever sang when the question came up.
  • "7 Most Baffling Game Adverts That Somehow Got Made" has...certain questions about the "Flair vs. Bear" campaign for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, which featured Ric Flair getting choked out, roughed up, and cockblocked by a man in a bear costume.
    Andy: You get the feeling these weren't even planned - this is just what Ric Flair's life is like now.
  • "Heartbreaks We're Not Ready to Talk About" had Jane relate the story of being dumped by Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins, culminating in her performing a Heroic Sacrifice in order to guilt him.
    • Especially funny because the other four all chose tear-jerking character deaths for their section, but Jane's saddest moment was when the cute guy broke up with her.
  • "Times You Got Punished For Needlessly Being a Jackass" has Mike mention that Gruntilda's manner of speaking means that if the whole evil witch thing doesn't work out, she can at least drop the hottest rap album of 1998. Then there's a shot of Mike wearing headphones and nodding along to Gruntilda's Simlish.
  • Luke's Hurricane of Puns in "6 Times DLC Literally Lost the Plot", discussing the time Phoenix Wright defended a killer whale.
    Luke: I mean, whaley, there's no way this animal could be the kriller. I mean, sure, motive and means, but what about orcatunity?
    Andy: Please, just stop.
    Luke: I mean, it's just unbaleenvable!
    Andy: You're just embarrassing yourself.
  • "7 Good Guys Who Became Bad Guys, Much Cooler":
    • Mike's explanation for what makes Tyrant Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us cool: him punching Aquaman into a pipe, and into the sky...
      Mike: (with a bowl of popcorn) I'll be honest, I just don't like Aquaman.
    • Andy says picking Ryu in Street Fighter earned you more boos "than Mario in a ghost house".
    • Jane gets sidetracked by the nature of symbolism.
      Jane: It'snote  got a giant skull on it! That's like the universal sign of curses! And pirates. And poison. Bad news, yeah?
    • That's...not how English works, Jane.
      Jane: As is all the rage these days, this really important revelationnote  doesn't get revelated until after the end credits.
    • Andy says he's turning evil...and then doesn't.
      Andy: It's like a double twist.
  • "7 Tortured Acronyms They Clearly Worked Backwards From", Luke decides to get in on the Fun with Acronyms by coming up with one of his own for his elite fighting squadron: Flying, Landing, And Meanwhile Initialising Nonstop Gnarly Operations.
    Jane: (from offscreen) That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard
    Luke: FLAMINGOs never say die. (Cue Glasses Pull)
    • Even funnier is that one inspired fan created a music video about the FLAMINGOS flying squadron, all of whom are members of the OxBox and Outside Xtra teams, complete with a cheesy 80's cartoon song.
  • "7 Acronyms So Painful They Need An Ice Pack, Commenter Edition":
    • Luke accidentally lets slip that he's a replicant, and then insists that didn't happen and he is totally human, honestly.
    • Ellen receives some worrying news while discussing acronyms in Fallout:
      Ellen: This is known as the Generalised Occupational Aptitude Test, or "GOAT" for short. Not sure what "goat" has to do with my job, but whatever.
      Jane: (from offscreen) You'll see!
    • Luke tries for a Cutaway Gag involving flying a helicopter to Everest Base Camp, only for Ellen to turn up and tell him they don't have the budget.
    • Luke analyses the DOOMP (Digital Optical Output Mounted Proxy) acronym from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and concludes that it means Raiden is trying to access another country's Netflix.
    • Jane geeks out about Mass Effect until Luke arrives to restrain her.
    • Doctor Mike explains what GUILT stands for in the Trauma Center games. What he can't explain is what it means.
    • More of Luke's "backstory" is revealed: supposedly, he was expelled from medical school after leaving a Tamagotchi in someone's ribcage.
    • Luke tries to find a good acronym for "SUBSCRIBE". He settles on "Seriously U Better Subscribe...CRIBE." Even he can't keep a straight face.
  • "8 Times Forced Stealth Sections Made Us Want To Eat Our Own Hands":
    • The definition of stealth.
      Jane: A gratifying test of patience, focus, and skill.
      Mike: A thing standing between you and explosions.
    • Early on, the video has a poll about whether crouch-walking is good for your thighs. The options are "Yes", "No", and "Thanks for Noticing".
    • Mike works out that the apartment you get for completing the stealth mission in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines must be worth at least half a million dollars.
      Mike: Got any more awful stealth missions I can do for you?
    • Jane introduces us to a new measurement: the Ellen, measured in terms of the height of Ellen Rose.
    • Jane realises that a stealth section in a David Cage game involves a flash forward during the flashback.
      Jane: You've got to stop messing with the timeline, David Cage! You're already fading out of this photo I have of you for non-weird reasons!
    • Andy realises that the Yiga Clan hideout in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is yet another example of the game doing something brilliantly - namely, designing the most infuriating stealth section possible.
  • In "7 Nobodies Who Were the Real Hero," it's a bit funny that Jane committed virtual genocide on her Animal Crossing town just so she could turn it into an Egopolis. What makes it really funny? Finding out that it was already an Egopolis, just a different one.
    Jane: Isabelle, New Janesburg honours your service, and I'm sorry about that time I deleted the whole town just to change the name.
    Mike: (from off screen) What was it before?
    Jane: "Rio de Jane-iro."
  • "7 Guns That Aren’t Guns (But Are Better Than Guns)"
    • Andy starts off Dead Space's Plasma Cutter with this:
      Andy: In the right hands, even a plush Pokémon can be a deadly weapon. Watch. Hey, Mike! [tosses a plush Goomy] Catch! [beat] Oh, god no, stop him! Stop him! [cut to color bars]
    • At the end of the same section, the rest of the team get so annoyed with his limb puns that Ellen and Luke grab him and throw him out of the chair.
    • For Lúcio's Sonic Amplifier in Overwatch, Ellen compares the damaging properties of the amplifier as "playing dubstep through a straw at high volume". When there's a retort offscreen, she whips out her iPhone with a straw at the speaker as if she's arming it.
  • "8 Embarrassing Ways You Insta-Failed That You’ll Never Live Down"
    • Luke opens the video by saying that some failures leave you with nothing but feelings of shame and frustration...and if that was what they were after, they'd go outside and play real sports.
    • Ellen discusses her gripes about Invisible Walls, including how she ran into one herself. When told from offscreen that it was a glass door, she hushes.
    • Luke stealing Ellen's fanfiction journal. Apparently one chapter involves the crew operating a heist in Gringotts
    • Proof that escort missions don't have to be awful:
      Mike: It's dangerous to go alone—take this! (pulls Ellen into frame; she smiles and waves)
  • “5 Terrible Mortal Kombat Clones That Time Forgot” has Andy referring to Morkat Kombat’s music as ‘confrontational techno’, and then being slightly confused by the live-action tour.
    Shang Tsung: *Being interviewed* What helps children be able to… be er, co-concerned about violence…
    Andy: Yes, evil sorcerer Shang Tsung, whatever you say.
    • Then later on, him talking about Daniel Pesina’s Bloodstorm advert.
    Andy: Here he is, enjoying a rousing one-handed game of Bloodstorm as player two, for some reason.
  • "8 Parties You Really Don't Want An Invite To (Sorry I'm Washing My Hair That Night)" teaches us some interesting things about the Oxbox crew.
    Ellen: If you were invited to a party by someone that has regularly tried to kill you, you'd say no, wouldn't you? But I can't miss another of Mike's summer barbecues...
    Mike: (offscreen) Oh, come on, those sausages were fine!
    Jane: At a party, some people just wanna be the centre of attention, all eyes on them. I call those people "Andy".
    Andy: (offscreen) Someone left a guitar here! I'm gonna play it!
    Jane: (rolls eyes into the next room)
    • Then there's this part referencing Mike's unique play style...
    Jane: There's every chance Agent 47 could bypass the stealthy approach and go in guns blazing in what we here at OX like to call 'going full Mike.'
    • In the intro to the commenter edition, Luke gets side-tracked by a question of vocabulary.
      Luke: It seems there's no limit to the number of games that are happy to drop you into a violent or downright weird party, rave or soiree. Not to mention the knees-ups, fetes, cookouts, raves, receptions, shebangs—
      Andy: Someone take that thesaurus off him!
      (Jane steps in and does so)
      Luke: (downcast) Beware spoilers for the following.
    • Andy gets his comeuppance from the original video.
      Andy: You have to be careful at parties with artsy types. You're only ever one unguarded acoustic guitar away from the whole thing going all—
      Luke: Hey, a guitar! Who likes "Wonderwall"?
      Everyone else: Woooo!
      Andy: Ohhh, no.
      Andy: Okay, I'm calling it—worst party ever!
      Everyone: (badly) I said maybeeee... You're gonna be the one that saves meeee...
      Andy: (cringes, clearly reconsidering) Who's doing harmonies?
      Ellen: (even worse) And af-TER all...
    • Regarding the Oblivion murder party:
      Andy: Nothing completes a party like a surprise element! An extra gift; friends jumping out from behind the couch; a deadly deadly assassination! Not that last one.
    • The frank, to-the-point title introducing one of the segments: "Every party, Mario Party series."
  • "7 Creepiest Pokemon Backstories That Will Fuel Your Nightmares Forever, Sorry" introduces each of the Pokemon in question with a variation on the old "Who's That Pokemon?" interactive quiz... with the variation being the reactions of freaked-out horror whenever the Pokemon in question show up.
    [On the cute-seeming Komala]
    Luke: It's... quite cute what's wrong with it what's wrong with it?!
    Andy: What's it doing to that log?!
  • "7 Times A Game Over Was More Fun Than Winning (Does That Make Us Bad People?)" is, as Andy points out repeatedly, laden with punny references to '80s and '90s music, with Andy's complaining about them being, if anything, funnier than the actual jokes.
    Ellen: To be fair, I don't think Lara is actually into '80s pop. She seems like more of a...Tomb Raver.
    Andy: Oh my God...
    • The crew dancing and lipsyncing to "You Are Dead" from Total Distortion.
      • They gave the game an honorable mention in their "7 Evil Bosses Who Just Had to SING!" episode, mainly so that they had an excuse for another dance party.
  • 7 Strangest Houses You Don't Want To Live In, Trust Us:
    • There's another great poll, asking what you spend money on instead of houses: "avocados", "elaborate doorway contraptions", "are fidget spinners still in?" and "I invest in Hot Wheels, ofc".
    • It turns out they have yet another jar, this time for "getting lost in the Outsider's eyes". Ellen gets dinged twice...
  • ...Aaand comes close to it again in 7 Creepiest Things You'd Throw Away If They Weren't So Damn Mission-Critical, which also has Andy earning an Obvious Statement Award for the insight "The enemies in The Evil Within are not very pleasant".
    Andy: (joyfully, raising a trophy) Can't believe I finally took home an Obvy!
  • In "7 Skills We Can't Believe We Had To Unlock", the necessity to unlock drinking milk in World of Warcraft causes Jane some problems:
    Jane: Now what will I drink with these cookies?!
    Andy: [Holding a glass of milk up to the camera] Almond milk!
    [Jane tries a sip]
    Jane: [Forced cheer] That's worse than being dead!
  • In "7 Terrible Hiding Spots You Actually Got Away With." Ellen remarks that in Dishonored you can hide on the roof, provided you avoid recreating a chorus line from Mary Poppins...only for Luke, dressed as a chimney sweep, to already be planning on. He is then told by Ellen they can't do it.
    Luke: (angrily throws script on ground) Supercala-Sound-Effect Bleep you all!
  • "7 Ludicrous Cameos That Must Immediately Be Declared Non-Canon":
    • Ellen doesn't care that a chocobo-camel hybrid and Final Fantasy XV villain in Assassin's Creed Origins make no sense, because the former vastly improves her Senu selfies.
    • Jane discusses the Halo cameo in the Dead or Alive series, and then uses it to make a short joke at Ellen's expense.
      Jane: It doesn't hide the fact that she is 6'8", standing at 7'2" in her half-ton armour. She's hugely tall, like all Spartans. This gives Spartans a natural advantage at combat, basketball, and seeing over the tops of other people's heads at gigs. Wouldn't that be nice, Ellen?
      Ellen: I'm there for the atmosphere.
      Jane: Sure you are.
    • When discussing basketball cameos, Luke jokes that Princess Peach is "good at holding court". This earns him a chorus of boos.
    • Ellen spouts a string of vaguely skateboarder-ish nonsense while insisting that she knows skateboarding terms, and then has to be escorted out of the chair when she starts parodying Avril Lavigne.
      I have more! I have more!
    • The Space Core from Portal 2, according to Jane, "yammers on about space like a drunk friend trying to explain a moon landing conspiracy theory they found online".
    • Ellen is most upset that most racing regulatory bodies wouldn't allow an ape to compete...although they live in hope.
      Luke: Is that from Wikipedia?
      Ellen: (hides phone and splutters) What—how dare—yes.
  • ''Life Is Strange: Before the Storm: 8 Things That Made Us go HMMM": Jane provides some valuable life advice!
    Jane: If you're gonna hit him, keep on hitting him! He's on the ground! Kick the knife away!
    Luke: That's not the official advice of the channel, I should add.
    Jane: ...But if you are going to, don't stop. Double Tap.
  • In "7 Times A Series Went 3D Too Soon, Argh My Eyes", Luke says how two things don't need changing: Tetris and his Jurassic Park shirt. Cue a retort offscreen asking about the smell.
  • In "7 'Stealth' Takedowns That Were the Least Stealthy Thing to Ever Happen", Luke mentions how the word "hatchet" would not be the first word to come to mind when someone mentions stealth. Cue a few Oxbox members playing word association, with Mike saying "hatchet" in response to the word "stealth". Additionally, when Luke discusses what sound it would make if someone sliced off your legs with a hatchet, Ellen creeps onstage and tries cutting off his legs with a hatchet. And again at the end of the video.
    • From the "Commenter Edition" follow-up video, we learn how the crew spend their free time.
      Ellen: Attacking anything metal will make a big noise, as Luke's recent freak-out at the National Spoon Museum proved.
      Luke (offscreen): There were just too many spoons, man!
      Ellen: What. Were you. Expecting?!
      • Regarding Far Cry 4's "bait attack" mechanic, in which you throw meat in the vicinity of enemies to attract bears:
      Luke: What, you don't have steak storms where you live?(thunderclap) One coming in now! Fire up the barbecue!
      Andy: (unintelligible yelling)
      Ellen: Yeehaw!
  • In "8 DLCs That Were Ridiculous Fanservice and We Loved It"
    • Mike is victim to two simultaneous violations of a Swear Jar. One is for making a Dark Souls reference when discussing Borderlands 2 reference to Tiny Tina's Assault of Dragon's Keep, and the other for a "Cliches in Video Game Journalism."
    • When Andy discusses a letter Winston the butler leaves for Lord Croft, he references Tomb Raider II and the penchant for players to have Lara lock him in the walk-in freezer. He then wonders if there were any other letters they could have found.
    Andy (as Winston): My Lord, I hope this letter finds you well. Today, Lara jumped in and out of the pool 100 times because she read on an internet forum that it would make her clothes fall off.
  • "7 Unlockable Characters That Weren't Worth The Effort" gives us the glorious sight of Jane punching a plush Pikachu out of frame.
    • It also gives us an interesting twist on the usual Lame Pun Reaction after Andy makes a pun... and his future self arrives a few seconds too late to stop him.
    Andy: I... already said it.
    Future Andy: Oh... in that case, Boooo!!!
  • "7 DLCs That Literally Lost the Plot, Commenter Edition":
    • Ellen is extremely proud to have remembered the precise series of letters and numbers that make up NieR: Automata's DLC's name.
    • When Luke talks about the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC with the robot motorbike, Ellen guesses that the DLC's payoff is something to do with Zelda herself for five hours.
    • Ellen's zombie apocalypse plan apparently involves tea.
    • Mike describes the five seconds of looped footage of a terrifying eyeball in Fallout: New Vegas as "still better thanJustice League (2017)".
    • Ellen's theory for how Gat out of Hell came about is that someone started from the pun and worked backwards.
    • Luke closes the video while reading through another of Ellen's fanfiction journals. This one seems to involve Vampire Hermione...
  • "7 Times when the Villain Just had to Sing!"
    • Mike discusses Conker's Bad Fur Day and the Great Mighty Poo, realizing the sentence he just said. This eventually leads to him throwing up on camera while his mother calls.
    Mike: Hello, mum. Still not a doctor.
    • Mike later discusses the overly self-referential villain of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, in which Mike gets indignant about body-shaming Mario's weight (while the Rabbid Luigi laughs) then sings about the Spiny Shell from Mario Kart, in which Mike references a Noodle Incident involving Luke using one and "things were said, and forgiven, but not forgot." Later, Mike remarks that the villains acting was about as bad as when Luke thought he fired a green shell, but Mike has put that behind him.
    Luke: (off-camera) More like you were behind me, Mike. Haha!
    Mike: Oh, that's it you! (goes off screen to attack Luke)
    • Ellen attempts to find a rhyme for the word "assiduously," as in King Dice's Villain Song.
    Ellen: The best that I got was "deciduous tree." (Andy boos from offscreen) I didn't say it was good!
  • "7 More Creepy Pokémon Backstories to Ruin Your Whole Day":
    • Gorebyss prompts the following observation from Luke:
      Luke: Any oceanographer will tell you that the sea is full of horrors and oceanography is the Devil's work.
    • Andy sarcastically asks how much damage a lamp can possibly do. Cue Ellen charging in with a lamp.
    • Ellen wonders if Phantump's cry makes a good sound alert for her phone, and was advised not to. She uses it anyway.
    • Luke mentions that Drampa burns down the houses of bullies. He then hopes that gently teasing Ellen about her height doesn't count, while smoke fills the studio... and realizes that Ellen has access to matches.
    • Andy deals with Scizor, which beats its enemies up until there's nothing left but scraps. And by "deals with" we mean "assumes an attitude of fawning subservience while it tyrannises him". He then tries to ask Scizor if he wants to go back into his PokeBall, only for it to refuse. Andy then asks if he should go into the ball, and then tries just to get away from the creature.
  • "7 Innocent Bystanders Who Were Screwed Over By You, The Hero" has Jane attempt to be with-it by talking about "the FBI agent watching you through". Then she gets started on "Kryptoncurrencies", which are, supposedly, based on Kryptonite and thus stable even if it is quite rare.
    Jane: Anyway, between you, me, and the FBI dude watching you watch this YouTube video - hey Greg!
  • "7 Doomed Nintendo Ideas That Are Huge Hits in Some Parallel Universe": Ellen pointing out how completely terrifying the Virtual Boy's advertisement is, especially the statement that it 'needs your eyes'.
  • "7 Cheaty Bosses Who Didn't Fight Fair":
    • Mike informs us that attacking the people onstage is a good way to get thrown out of most theatres, he's told.
      Mike: Look, no-one else was going to stop Aaron Burr! He was going to shoot Hamilton!
    • Jane compares Tony Hawk's Underground to Shakespeare.
      Luke: It's your old school on the phone. They want to revoke your English A-levels.
      Jane: (furiously) Tell them I'm busy!
    • Jane exhibits a constant thread of Skewed Priorities throughout.
      Jane: Whoa whoa whoa. Providence. Do what you like to our party - we don't even like half those guys - but don't touch our save files.
    • Mike's emergency plans to defeat Mr Freeze: 1) turn on a radiator, and 2) make a pun about ice and arrest him while he's helplessly convulsed with laughter.
    • Mike is also very offended that Mr Freeze in Batman: Arkham City negates various strategies for attacking him during his boss fight and cannot simply be cheesed.
      Mike: (sarcastically) What are we supposed to do? Work hard, adapt and improvise? (Luke whispers something to him) We are?! Why was I not informed about this in advance?
    • Jane summarises Father Gascoigne from Bloodborne as looking like he's "spent the last four hundred nights sleeping in a morgue dumpster".
  • "Control Gameplay: 7 Freakiest Things We Saw in Remedy's Control Gameplay":
    • Jane's explanation of what the Federal Bureau of Control is:
    Jane: This bureau investigates and researches spooky and arcane goings ons. Like the FBI, if it was all Mulders and no Scullys.
    • After explaining the Eldritch Location nature of the Oldest House and the possibility the dream world is involved, Jane comments on the difficulty that'd bring to working there:
    Jane: You try being on time for a meeting when the conference room has phased out of existence.
    • The sheer fact that one of their entries is 'the sinister fridge'.
    • The way Jessie's Cool Gun is described has multiple:
    Jane: Jessie's gun, referred to as her 'service weapon' is the sort of unsettling object that we simultaneously want out of our sight, also don't want to take our eyes off of in case it tries anything funny. For a start it's a freakily shifting collection of cubes that bristles and shifts of its own volition, and seems to be alive, possibly sentient, and maybe silently judging you.
    • Describing the Drifter as 'the flying rainbow ghost', and stating that it will remain described as such by the OX crew.
  • "7 Ordinary Jobs You Won't Believe Got Their Own Game": Truly, being Mike is a living nightmare.
    Mike: (cheerfully) We normally play video games for a bit of an escape from the day in, day out routine of our jobs.
    Jane: Wait. Your job involves playing video games.
    Mike: (without changing tone or expression) Yes. I'm trapped. Help me.
  • "8 Platforming Heroes Who Never Escaped the 90s":
    • The introduction of "Wavy," the adorable new Oxtra mascot! Place your orders now, folks—wait, never mind, it's attacking Ellen.
    • Andy points out how the UK localisation of Gex tweaked his personality and pop-culture references to appeal to British players... similar to how Andy himself gets overdubbed by Evangeline Green for American viewers.
      Southern!Andy: Sorry, fellas, but my dance card is full!
    • Titus the Fox (yeah, they were really digging deep for this video) had to avoid enemies like "dogs, construction workers, giant bees, and similar creatures." Andy tries to figure out what could be "similar" to all three, but can only come up with the Honey Monster.
    • Luke laments how Glover made the list, despite a cute design and some interesting gameplay ideas.
      Luke: I suppose all's fair in glove and war.
      Ellen: Boooo.
      Luke: 'Tis better to have gloved and lost than never to have gloved at all!
      Everyone: BOOOO!
      Andy: Get him!
    • Ellen using the downfall of Aero the Acro-Bat as an excuse to coo over Popplio the seal Pokemon.
  • "9 Hard Bosses with a Weird Weakness You Exploited Ruthlessly":
  • Mike has to admit that Andrei Ulmeyda from Killer7 having his hair as a weak spot sounds a little silly out of context.
Now, I know what you're thinking. Surely everyone's weak spot is their hair, insofar as if you shoot them in the head, they die.
  • Quiet's gunplay skills give Andy an idea:
That is at least worth a one-off Netflix special. You could call it "Quiet on the Set!" ..."Quiet Riot?" I have more.
  • "7 Times You Made the Game Much Harder by Accident":
    • Mike details what happens when you play Bloodlines as a Nosferatu.
      Mike: You instead have to navigate the underground sewer system, like a sort of creepy fifth Ninja Turtle. And with a face like that, the artist you'd be named after is Picasso... [Also,] you'll have to catch rats and suck them dry like a little furry juice box. How are you going to look Master Splinter in the eye after that?
    • Jane gets to cover Lord of the Rings Online, so naturally...
      Jane: A wise woman once said, "In place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn!" (normal voice) And I think we can all identify with that.
      • After revealing that playing LOTR Online as a chicken nets you a cloak with a chicken on it:
      Jane: I dunno—to me, that seems like a poultry reward. (bites lip to keep from Corpsing)
      Andy: Jane...
      Jane: What?
      Andy: Boo.
  • "7 Terrifying Sounds We'll Never Get Out of Our Heads"
  • "7 Ways Games Tried to Make Hacking Fun (and Failed Miserably)": During the segment for Prey, Luke gets into Andy's encrypted hard drive containing Resident Evil fanfiction. Once he cracks the code thanks to talking about a feature of the hacking minigame, he comes across something disturbing within the fanfic.
    Luke: Andy, we need to have a talk!
  • "7 Heroes who Grew Emotionally, Well Done Them": Luke provides Kratos with some parenting advice.
    Luke: Didn't tell him about the my-body-is-covered-in-corpse-ash thing; maybe save that for when he's sixteen. Also didn't mention the sex minigames; maybe save that for never.
  • "7 Great Games You Can’t Buy Anymore, Because Lawyers": After detailing how the LEGO Lord of the Rings and LEGO Hobbit games were pulled from the market, Ellen sneaks off to coo over her physical copies of them, Gollum-style.
    • The exact reasons these games are no longer available are not publicly known, but the Council of the Wise aren't talking.
      Ellen: And Sir Ian McKellen declined our request for a comment, along with our request for an autographed 8x10 of Gandalf. Address is still the same, Ian, if you change your mind. (fights back tears)
  • "7 Games You Played So Much You Saw Them Everywhere":
    • Mike mentions the way that real-life buildings start tempting you to climb them after enough Assassin's Creed, and we learn something.
      Mike: Anyway, five hours, two fire crews, and one apologetic phone call to the bishop later...I finally made bail.
    • Luke wants us to know that you shouldn't fear security cameras, unless your jumper is full of stolen crisps, which you can't prove that the one he's wearing is <crinkling noises>.
      Luke: (pulling out a packet) You saw nothing.
    • The fifth entry, due to Grand Theft Auto, is "Forgetting car theft is wrong/a crime".
    • Inspired by Guitar Hero, Luke attempts to perform a multiple-choice test for the audience. The others restrain him and take his guitar away on the spot.
    • We learn that practicing puzzles from The Witness on notepaper has led to Jane's house looking like the den of a Serial Killer.
  • 7 Villains who Cheated You Out of a Boss Fight: Discussion of Conker's Bad Fur Day leads to us learning another mysterious fact from the enigmatic past of Andy Farrant.
    Andy: First I don't get to fight the boss, and then a xenomorph gets loose. This is just like when I worked in retail.
  • "7 Weirdest Button Prompts You Were Not Ready For":
    • The Spoiler Scarf.
    • The first one, curling up into a ball in Dark Souls I, is first discussed in the context of watching the Gaping Dragon rear up:
      Luke: Yep, this is a curl-up-into-a-ball situation, see you in a week!
    • The second one is, of course, Press F To Pay Respects.
    • Yet more weird background information about the Oxboxtronauts, in this case how Andy learned not to throw Ellen a surprise party.
      Ellen: My panic reflex is punching.
      • Speaking of people sneaking up on people, the "Press X to kiss your wife" prompt from Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. (That is a direct quote.) It uses the same gameplay mechanics as stealth-attacking an orc. Ellen's Big "WHAT?!" upon finding this out is a full octave higher than her normal speaking voice.
    • Luke insists that Brock Lesnar simply must be CGI. Given that Brock Lesnar is the closest thing in real life to an ogre it's hard to dispute him.
    • Luke needs cue cards to pretend he knows anything about wrestling.
    • Andy seems appropriately weirded out by Ancestors having button prompts for mating and giving birth.
    • Ellen being hilariously blunt:
      Ellen: And if you think that sounds dumb, that's because Homefront is dumb.
      • Shortly after that:
      Ellen: Fun fact, this game is banned in South Korea! To anyone watching from there, you didn't miss out.
    • Luke explains the plot of Super Mario Odyssey as involving consuming souls to send the demon inside Mario back to sleep for a thousand years.
    • This line:
      Luke: Or press B when controlling the meat to twitch, and if you're thinking what I just said will make more sense in context, allow me to prove you wrong!
  • "7 Ways D&D Players Destroy Their DM's Plans":
    • When Johnny is talking about avoiding the "night-time docks visit" derail by being more obvious, Luke infers that future notes are going to be "GO TO THE DOCKS YOU IDIOTS"...when going to the docks was the derail Johnny was trying to talk about.
    Johnny: No offense to the Oxventurers, but when making an adventure to your players, you take their average intelligence, and then halve it.
    • Johnny discusses what happens when you give the Oxventurers NPCs.
    Johnny: The problem with putting a piece on the board is that other people can interact with it. And the Oxventurers have done some really horrible things to my NPCs in the past.
    Andy: (deadpan) They had it coming.
    • When discussing the Orphan Mortar incident, Johnny is just really enthused about killing orphans.
    • Just the phrase "...and that was my downfall, because they now had a whale that they could later weaponise".
    • "I'm not gonna say it was a lovely moment, because Egbert threw up afterwards..."
  • 7 Weird Tie-In Games That Get Weirder The More You Think About Them:
    • Jane's bewilderment at the KFC tie-in I Love You, Colonel Sanders. At one point she insists that the eleven herbs and spices thing has to be a myth, because there aren't eleven herbs and spices.
      Jane: There's salt, pepper...five-spice. That's seven.
    • Andy's incredibly matter-of-fact tone as he compares McDonalds' Treasure Land Adventure to the imagery you'd experience while drifting in and out of consciousness in a Serial Killer's lair.
    • The Simpsons Wrestling is baffling and awful, but according to Jane, it's still better than season thirteen.
    • The Sour Patch Kids tie-in is "a lot more existentially terrifying than you were expecting."
      Mike: It's possible that I'm thinking too much about this, but I'm certain that they didn't think enough about this.
  • 7 TV Tie-in Games That Completely Missed the Point:
    • Ellen's spot-on impression of Tim Allen's "Arrugh?", in response to the bizarre premise of the Home Improvement video game.
    • The sheer number of commenters who point out that, yes, focusing on relationship minigames and practicing very little medicine is totally on-brand for Grey's Anatomy.
  • "7 Silliest Names We Dare You to Give When They Ask at Starbucks"
    • Mike discusses a Dark Souls boss named "Ceaseless Discharge", which he describes as something to inform one's doctor about immediately. He quickly switches to calling it C.D., "just in case you happen to be eating." At the end of the section about him, Mike eagerly picks up his sandwich.
    Andy: You mean Ceaseless Discharge?
    Mike: Yes. Ceaseless Discharge (puts away sandwich)
    Andy: You gonna eat that?
    Mike: There's just something wonderfully silly about naming a character after the things they habitually eat. It'd be like me naming myself...well, Pizza Pasta.
    • Andy describes Star Ocean: The Last Hope and the ridiculously stupid names of the characters, and decides that Crowe F. Almedio's name must be an anagram, and spends the rest of the video coming up with possible names. He ends up with Meadow Frolic. Although Clam Firewood grows on him and Mike.
    • The last on the list is Red Ocean, and Mike is desperately not to laugh the entire time he discusses the name of main character Jack Hard.
    Mike: We will always remember Jack Hard, because he reminds us of...(straining not to laugh) trying to change a tire on an SUV. And nothing else.
    • Mike then remarks that, since the game both sold and reviewed poorly...
    Mike: We'll never know what Jack Hard is doing now. And we're not going to speculate.
    Andy: (off-camera) Probably jacking it.
    Mike: Face Palm
  • "8 Moments from the Witcher they probably won't adapt to the TV Show"
    • Andy describes going to a broken fairytale world and riding a unicorn, where Geralt remarks to Syanna that this isn't the first unicorn he's ever ridden on.
    Andy: Don't tell her about what happened on the first unicornnote .
    • Andy describes a mission in Skellige that's one big Take That! to digital rights management, and reasons that such a thing would never get adapted since that's specific to gaming. However, he doesn't rule out something that is more applicable to streaming services.
    Andy: Geralt...could fight a bunch of warrior women. Lead by a leader called Amazon Prime.
  • "7 Boss Fights You Dreaded the Most": Luke's foolproof strategy to facing two Doom Busters at once: close the game and play Animal Crossing instead.
  • "7 Horrendous Spider Transformations that Prove Spider-Man Hit the F***ing Jackpot":
  • "10 Most Embarrassing Hitman Kills You Don't Want On Your Obituary": Most of the ways Andy lists that Agent 47 can kill people, but the crown has to go to Rico Delgado in the Colombia level, who you can kill by feeding him to his pet hippopotamus.
    Andy: An undignified end for a crime lord, especially when his obituary states that he was killed by a hungry, hungry hippo.
  • "7 Guilt-Free Hitman Kills Where Someone Else Did It for You":
    • Andy resents all the work that 47 has to do to get the Kashmiri hitman to kill Dawood Rangan.
      Come on, dude, would you like me to carry the bullet over there as well, and hammer it into his forehead with a mallet?
    • After getting Jordan Cross and Ken Morgan into the same room, causing an argument that ends with one party pushing the other off of a balcony:
      Andy: And seeing as how we're here already, it would be rude not to get the two-for-one deal on offer here. (pushes Cross off the same balcony)
    • Similarly, the racetrack mission in Miami allows 47 to manipulate a target into killing his own daughter with a car bomb.
      Andy: Poor guy. He's gonna have to live with that for the rest of his life. Luckily, that is only about eleven seconds. (pushes target off of walkway)
    • Multiple commenters on this video report completing the Dartmoor mission by accident, simply by fixing the murderer's chemistry equipment and allowing them to kill the target for their own reasons. Usually while 47 was at the opposite end of the house.
      I was doing the murder mystery story and thought I’d make myself some poison in the greenhouse just in case, and the next thing I knew she was dead already.
  • 7 Things That Will Most Definitely Happen In 2021
    • Andy voices what is probably most viewers feeling to the previous 12 or so months prior to the video being posted. As a bonus doing it all in his normal talking upbeat tone.
      Andy: As the year draws to a close, and we roll the battered corpse of our hated enemy 2020 up in a carpet, and throw it off a bridge our thoughts turn to the year ahead. What will 2021 be like? Will it somehow involve swarms of robot bees? Because at this point it honestly wouldnt surprise me!
  • "7 Weirdest Things You Had a Boss Fight Against":
    • Mike confessed that the list could be filled with just bosses from Paper Mario: The Origami King, but the spoiler warning scroll would "look really weird". Cue the scroll repeating Paper Mario: The Origami King over and over.
    • According to Mike, while discussing the Holy Grail in Persona 5, the real final boss is the burger that's part of the series's traditional eating challenge.
  • "7 Utterly Wild Side Quests That Started Out So Simple":
    • The "A Night to Remember" sidequest in Skyrim dredges up some old memories.
      Andy: So what did we learn from all this? Drink responsibly, and never go on a pub crawl with a Daedric Prince of debauchery, or the Warwick University rugby society.
    • Ellen's out-of-nowhere impression of Dutch van der Linde.
      Ellen: The main story is basically 100 scenes of Dutch saying (gravelly outlaw voice) "It's gonna be fine, Arthur" (normal) and then things definitely not being fine.
    • Similar to the Paper Mario example above, this episode could probably have been made using only Zelda games.
      Ellen: You could make the case that Link's entire life is a sidequest gone out of control. Wind Waker kicks off with a visit to Grandma's house and snowballs into stabbing the ultimate evil in the head; Twilight Princess begins with delivering a letter and ends with stabbing the ultimate evil in the chest; Skyward Sword starts with barrel delivery, buuut a few hours later you're—yep!—stabbing the ultimate evil. What I'm saying is, if you're the ultimate evil and someone asks Link to do the dishes, get the hell out of there.
    • Another history lesson from Assassin's Creed:
      Ellen: To the Vikings, England basically was a sidequest—a big lump of rock with a load of collectibles to grab and bring home to the main event.
  • "7 Surprisingly Harrowing Deaths for Cute Characters" comes out of the gate strong.
    Ellen: From the dawn of video game history, game designers have understood the easiest way to tug at our heartstrings is by doing something terrible (stock photo of a hammer) to something adorable (stock photo of a puppy).
    • The Kingdom Hearts entry leads Ellen to a surprising realization.
      Ellen: Wait a second... dead dog? Revenge killings? A hero who can snuff you out with just a key? Is Kingdom Hearts the inspiration for John Wick?!
    • Apparently the Oxbox hiring process is... a little shady?
      Ellen: For a time, [Ori's] is a good life: endless sunny days, unlimited piggy-back rides, and fruits dropped in your mouth by a giant living pillow. All the things promised in my Outside Xtra job advert, in fact!
    • Andy steadily getting more frustrated as his Trial-and-Error Gameplay in Ghost Trick keeps getting Missile the Pomeranian killed.
  • "7 'Bad' Endings That Were Undeniably Cooler":
    • Jane describes the Big Bad of Rayman 2, not inaccurately, as "a kind of Mardi Gras Mike Wazowski."
    • Andy gets side-tracked.
      Andy: It's possible you don't remember the ending to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, because you were too busy messing with stormtroopers to actually get around to finishing it. (levitates a pair of stormtroopers off a cliff, then chuckles) What was I talking about?
    • From the Commenter Edition follow-up video, it looks like Jane didn't "beat" Dark Souls I... but she still showed it who was boss.
      Jane: Now, I could have sworn that the ending of Dark Souls is you Frisbee-ing the disk into a quarry after your four hundredth defeat to Ornstein and Smough. But apparently there is more game after that?
  • "7 Disastrous Games That Sank the Company"
    • One entry on the list is for Ellen's favorite game of all time, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. She opens the entry by claiming it's "Arguably the most underrated RPG of all time. Who's arguing that? Me. As well you'll know if you've ever watched this channel or been in a room with me for more than five minutes." Several minutes later, she laments the mismanaged production, sobbing "Oh, my God! Had you people never heard of a budget?! We were one year away from an Amalur MMO! An Amalur MMO..." while crying her eyes out. Then, finally, in the video's outro:
    Ellen: Okay... I think I'm over the Amalur thing... [footage of the game shows] Nope, wait, there it goes again! [whimpers as her voice begins to break] Okay, so, those were some games that sank the companies that made them, and sometimes it wasn't the game's fault, okay? Sometimes they were just really good games that the company just wasn't taking care of...! [whimpers again, test-pattern color bars replace the picture]
  • "7 Most Outrageous DLCs We Can't Believe They Charged Real Money For":
    • In the intro, Jane references the "horse armor" DLC from Oblivion. Smash Cut to an extremely gaudy-looking horse, with jaunty music reminiscent of "My Lovely Horse" playing in the background.
    • After known karaoke-lover Andy let the Yakuza "Karaoke Set" have it with both barrels, viewers were quick to theorize that he bought it in real life, felt cheated, and structured the entire video around it as a form of revenge.
    • Jane discusses the inherent pitfalls of DLC, regardless of quality.
      Jane: What if the PSN suddenly shuts down? What if I move to a windswept shack in the Outer Hebrides that has zero internet connection? What if I can't connect to the online services because I'm engaged in a battle to claim the last remaining gasoline, as roving gangs of self-styled "road warriors" tear across the wasteland? After 2020, I'm not ruling anything out.
      Nux: What a lovely day!
    • After mocking the topless-dancer DLC for The Saboteur, Andy admits that he would pay money for the Cyberpunk 2077 equivalent: i.e., a patch that ensured characters' clothes stayed on.
  • "7 Weird Weapons That Proved Surprisingly Deadly" has Jane describe that deadly weapons such as the incredibly sharp and skull-covered Frostmourne are pretty obviously deadly just by looking at them, whereas a plush doll Pikachu is not. She then chucks it at Andy and it gets in his eye. As the story ends, Andy returns from the doctor, and Jane is still sitting there, pretty much feeling taunted to throw it again. She does.
  • "7 Boss Fights Against YOU, from the Last Game":
    • Darksiders II uses a dedicated button prompt to summon Death's horse, but trying it in platforming areas or boss fights just results in Death saying "This is no place for a horse." Luke has fun with this.
      (Death defeats War, the protagonist of the first game)
      Luke: Emotional stuff! What do you say after something like that?
      Death: This is no place for a horse.
      Luke: It's a big field, Death! This is exactly the place for a horse!
    • In order to explain the Soul of Cinder fight in Dark Souls III, Luke has to cover some events from the first game.
      (camera turns toward the Oxtra studio door)
      Luke: Nooo wait, come back, come back! We promise that's all the Dark Souls lore you need to understand the rest of this video. We cool?
      (camera nods up and down)
    • Throughout the Twilight Princess "Hero's Shade" segment, Ellen chimes in with unasked-for commentary from offscreen. Luke finally asks if she doesn't have anything better to do... Cut to Ellen reading the outro in a very passive-aggressive, stroppy tone.
  • "7 Fates Worse Than Death You Gave Your Unlucky Enemies, Part 2":
    • Andy's disappointment that the court at Skyhold doesn't have a Moon Door "for booting people out of." This is the first of a few hints that he got a little Drunk with Power in the role of the Inquisitor...
      Andy: (after sentencing Gereon to be magically-lobotomized) Uh, perhaps you didn't see he tried to assassinate me? The main character?
    • Later, he describes the King of All Cosmos as looking "like Daniel Day-Lewis and a Christmas cracker got into the teleporter from The Fly."
  • "7 Annoying Enemy Types You Get in Every Game":
  • "7 Cutesy Games That Are Secretly Nightmare Dystopias":
    • Jane states that she has a fear of the Pikmin crawling into her mouth at night and attacking her tonsils. Luke is understandably horrified.
    • Luke's intro to the Splatoon entry.
      Luke: Unlike us, you may not have given much thought into the Splatoon fictional universe, in which case congratulations, your life may be going quite well.
  • "7 Scariest Babies That Prove Parenthood Is the Real Nightmare":
    • Who got saddled with introducing this video? Why, Mike of course! Who became a dad in 2020!
    • In response to the newborn-demon boss in Silent Hill 3:
      Mike: (cheerfully) They grow up so fast!
    • Andy and Jane make fun of how poorly Catherine and Dante's Inferno have aged—the former for being a morally-simplistic Widget game, the latter for being gratuitously edgy and gross.
  • "7 Best Secret Endings You Have to See to Believe": Andy spices up the Body of Bodies blob segment from INSIDE (2016) with the theme of Katamari Damacy before talking about INSIDE's secret ending.
  • "7 Folks Who Turned to Cannibalism Way Too Fast": The main Running Gag of the video is is the crew lampshading the fact that the games in question have and abundance of non-human food that the cannibals could have resorted to before turning to cannibalism.
  • "7 Ways to Succeed by Being a Total Bastard":
    • Jane is (unsurprisingly) in top form for this list, detailing how to make bank in Roller Coaster Tycoon by giving park attendees free food, then charging them the maximum amount the game will allow to use the bathroom.
      Jane: Soon enough, you'll have a barren waste of trash, wrecked benches, and unhappy customers who can't get home. It's like Fyre Festival, but it makes money! And if they get any big ideas about rising up against me, there's a daily mascot-drowning to keep them in line. (Beat) ...Too much? Okay, too much.
    • Andy explains how to chip away an elderly dragon's health in Elden Ring, eventually killing it and harvesting a huge number of runes early in the game.
      Andy: Plus, a valuable dragon heart! Hope I can still spend it, even though it's broken. I'm sure this won't come back to bite me later in the game, right? FROM Software are usually pretty good about this kind of stuff, right?
      Mike: Yeah, you're probably screwed.
      Andy: Yeah, I know.
  • "7 Games That Rewarded You for Doing the Right Thing" opens with several clips of the Oxbox crew doing... not that in their Hitman episodes.
    • Andy summarizes Red Dead Redemption 2 as "atoning for [Arthur Morgan's] past life of crime by... doing a bunch more crime, but in a nice way." But hey, if you are helpful to people, sometimes they'll reward you by paying for your new gear! Which you can then use to commit crimes!
    • Mike acting out a future argument between Until Dawn's Chris and Ashley.
      "You didn't do the dishes!" "Well, at least I didn't try and shoot you in the face!" And so on.
    • Mike also describes the whole shooting-your-girlfriend-in-the-face thing as the most tasteless prank since whatever Logan Paul did recently.
  • "7 Unwanted Achievements Designed Solely to Mess With You":
    • Andy explains the "Social Outcast" achievement from You Don't Know Jack which requires the player to play five single player games on a Friday or Saturday after seven p.m., then notes "I guess I really don't know Jack. Or anyone else who'll play this game with me."

    Show of the Week(end) 
  • During the episode for Dance Central 3, Jane remarks that she has to take the stairs because the elevator is broken. Andy is puzzled, as it works just fine for him. This follows with a Gilligan Cut to him dancing the Gangam Style dance in the elevator while Mike lies between Andy's legs.
    • Mike and Jane attempt to create a music video internet sensation. They only manage to create versions of the macarenanote 
  • At the beginning of "Resident Evil 7 And The Bee Murder Dilemma", Luke is missing because he has used their time-travel Pikachu to meet Admiral Nelson and gotten stuck in the past. A frantic Ellen seeks out Andy, lays out the problem in a shocked, breathless voice...and asks if he's willing to fill in for Luke on the show.
  • Xtra quizzes are prone to going badly off the rails, so it says a lot that the quiz in "LEGO Worlds and the Cloning Conundrum" manages to make Luke mouth "WHAT IS HAPPENING" to the camera.
  • When describing his encounter with the Lord of the Mountains, a legendary mount found in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Luke gets a bit lost for words:
    Luke: Words cannot describe its beauty, but if pushed I would choose... blue. Nice-looking... good.
    [Ellen, not exactly stoic to begin with throughout all of this, completely cracks up.]
    • "I pause to take a selfie with it, of course I do. Then, loads more selfies. Really, loads and loads of selfies."
  • Luke starts off "Zelda Breath of the Wild and the Triforce Personality Quiz" by delivering all his lines In the Style of Legend of Zelda NPCs. Judging by Ellen's expression, he may have been doing this for a while before they started recording.
    Luke: (Gasp!)
    Subtitles: AHA! You found a Korok Seed for my Maracas!
    Ellen: What is—
    Luke: Aha! (raises a Declarative Finger)
    Subtitles: Now we can begin... THE SHOW OF THE WEEKEND MARACA DANCE!
    Luke: (mimics Hestu's maraca dance)
    Ellen: I'm done. I'm done. (gets up and walks off)
    (Intro plays)
    • While Ellen is discussing the parallels between Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee, Luke provides a spot-on impression of the former's Simlish dialogue.note 
    • During the aforementioned personality quiz, Luke insists that he has no special affinity for Power, Wisdom, or Courage. He decides that as a Zelda character, he would be the bearer of the empty triangle in the middle of the Triforce.
  • Andy drawing Personas in Persona 5 and Andy's Persona-Drawing Challenge. His own Persona is "Count High Noon", a vampire cowboy. Luke's? Is "Funky Cat 2 Fresh".
    Andy: (while Luke is doubled over with laughter) He's a breakdancing cat who's too legit to quit.
    • One of the bloopers in this episode involves Luke marvelling over the fact that juice-box drinking straws now have extra littie holes in the sides. His face after he tries it out is like a penitent man who's seen the face of the Almighty.
    Luke: I almost couldn't stop!
  • In "Ellen's Cuphead Rage and Indie Games We're Pumped For", Ellen asks Luke a quiz question about what liquid he thinks best encapsulates him and that he would consequently store in his head if it was a cup like in Cuphead (i.e. what drink he'd be if he were a drink). Luke doesn't fully understand the question and thinks she's just asking what liquid he'd store there in general, leading to some crossed wires and Ellen getting increasingly frustrated, until:
    Ellen: What drink best represents you? So like... this drink is... their entire heads are cups... so...
    [Throughout all of this Luke has simply been listening and nodding patiently, with the slight effect of a doctor calmly listening to a psychiatric patient's confused ramblings]
    Ellen: [Giggling] He's just being very like... [Imitates Luke's calm nodding]
    Luke: Using my bedside manner.
    Ellen: Yeah...
    Luke: [Condescendingly calm] Yes, everyone's head is a cup. Hmmm. [Aside to camera] Increase the dosage.
    Ellen: [Losing the battle to contain herself] I'm just asking, if you were a drink
    Luke: [Alarmed] Increase the dosage!
    Ellen: —what drink would you be?!
    Luke: We need restraints in here!
  • In "Ellen vs Luke's Outlast 2 Maze of Madness", a conversation about the setting of the upcoming Mario Odyssey leads to about a minute of Luke and Ellen riffing versions of various New York-themed songs with the name of the city replaced by "New Donk City".
    • The adventures of Looka-Nellie, what happens when Luke and Ellen combine their awesome powers Yooka-Laylee-style to become an unstoppable force to be reckoned with... which in practice turns out to be just Luke using his height to reach tall objects that the shorter Ellen can't reach.
  • "Outlast 2 and 5 Signs You Should GTFO Immediately" opens with Mike thinking he's been sent a Scorpio for video game journalism...only to discover it is in fact a box of scorpions. It comes back in the "post-credits sequence" spoofing the five stingers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where Mike demands that it has to be something relevant or interesting:
    Jane: Well, the box of scorpions is now empty.
    Mike: [climbing up onto the couch] Yeah, that'll do it.
  • Injustice 2 and Ellen's Ridiculous Super Move:
    • It opens with Ellen accidentally killing Andy with a PSVR gun controller, so they stuff him down the back of the sofa. (He gets better.)
    • Once they get out of What Remains of Edith Finch, Ellen basically spends half the time Corpsing.
    • Luke Westaway, God's gift to medical science.
      Luke: Ellen's frontal brain cortex that a bit of the brain? Your laughing says yes.
    • Andy has certain Opinions about superheroes, as shown when Ellen is asked her favourite superhero.
      Andy: There is a correct answer.
      Ellen: Spider-Man.
      Andy: Correct.
    • This bit, when Ellen is a bit unwilling to voice her answer to the second part, what aesthetic bit of equipment she'd give Spidey:
      Luke: A word nearly came out of your mouth then.
      Andy: Swegway.
      Ellen starts laughing
    • When Ellen eventually nominates a jetpack, Luke concludes that this would allow Spidey to visit Kent!
    • Luke Westaway, Giver of Lame Names:
      Luke: The Giggling Nuke! That'd be a good name.
      Ellen: That's not a good name! That's, like, the sound of a really weird craft beer!
    • Basically everything said when Andy Farrant, master actor, immerses himself in the role of a lifetime as Tyrant Superman.
      Ellen: There's lots of people...
      Andy: Good. I hate people.
      Ellen: Lois wouldn't want you to do that.
      Andy: Lois is dead, and it's people's fault.
      Ellen: There's...lots of other fish in the sea?
      Andy: Are you talking about Aquaman? Because I hate Aquaman. I'll destroy the seas first.
    • Ellen eventually gets through to "Tyrant Superman" telling him Batman thinks he's cool, and they can totally hang out and go for rides in the Batmobile if Superman stops trying to kill everyone.
    • The selection of elements for Ellen's super-move is a trifle odd.
      Ellen: House brick...jet boat...Sting discography? [dies laughing, again]...hang-gliders, and a coffee mug.
      Luke: That's a shame. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was in there somewhere.
      Ellen: NOOOOOOO!
      Luke: Also, I put "blue whale" in there four times, because I really wanted a blue whale to be involved.
    • When Andy does one, he gets all the good stuff (power of the sun, magma, volcanoes, uppercut), making Ellen really jealous...but still no blue whales!
      Luke: Do you think you could work in a blue whale just for me?
      Andy: Also a blue whale was there.
      Luke: Yesss!
    • Mike has a turn, and he gets his favourite thing (sports car), Luke's favourite thing (a blue whale), and Ellen's favourite thing (Kingdoms of Amalur). Once he's assembled those, plus the fire extinguisher and office chair, into his super-move...
      Andy: So, you run them over with a car.
      Mike: A burning car!
    • Luke attempts to justify more The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild content with graphs, inspired by a comment. It doesn't go well.
      Ellen: Luke, why have you just drawn Link murdering you by a caravan?
      Luke: (angrily) We're on holiday together. A lovely holiday.
    • Then someone suggests that Ellen do a playthrough of Kingdoms of Amalur, since both Luke and Andy have already gotten to do Let's Plays of their favourite games. Luke immediately tells James to cut Ellen's mike.
  • "Get Even and 5 Times Reality Went On Vacation": Mike quits his job to become a professional Gwent player, and then returns to ask for it back because he's really bad at Gwent.
    Andy: Are you...not wearing shoes...did you lose your shoes?!
    Mike: I thought I had a royal flush?
    Andy: Yeah, I'm starting to see what the problem was.
  • "Destiny 2 and Luke vs. the Star Trek VR Mutiny" opens with Luke having turned "all Hollywood" because he and Jane went to LA for a couple of days, complete with Andy serving as an "agent" through whom all correspondence with Luke has to be routed.
    Ellen: Jane, you were there too. Do you agree with this?
    Andy: (moves back into shot) Hi, Bud Fensler, I represent Ms Douglas...
    Ellen: *dies*
    • It is revealed that, during their Star Trek Bridge Crew Lets Play, Andy kept trying to incite a mutiny. Including when they were driving to the venue. And this is all revealed when Luke is asked a hypothetical question about which member of the Oxbox crew he would, if the captain, assign to wear the Red Shirt...
    Ellen: [Giggling] [Luke's] getting stared down by Andy...
    Andy: Please continue.
    [Awkward pause; Ellen keeps giggling, Luke avoids eye contact]
    Andy: Y'know, just interested to see where this goes, is all...
    Luke:... Okay, well now I think I have to make Andy the red shirt. It's the only way to get him off my back.
    • And, of course, this turns out to have been an instance of Ellening and Luke could have just chosen for none of the team to be a red shirt, meaning he’s just hypothetically killed Andy for no reason. Andy demands that Luke gaze upon his hypothetical corpse and feel bad. Luke hypothetically does so, but happens to mention that he’s drinking a hypothetical cup of cocoa at the time, which Andy feels undermines the hypothetical guilt-trip.
  • "Tekken 7, ARMS, and Outside Xtra's Mega-Quiz Battle" has a rare spectacle: two Xtra quizzes going head to head. At various points, Luke has to build a Tekken origin story involving a missing friend, Mark Jacobs and a badger; Ellen has to convince Mike not to get surgery to have exploding fists on spring arms (James provides the clinching argument: spring arms are bad for driving cars); and we learn that Luke's Limit Break would be to Rage Quit.
    Mike: I'm off to get exploding legs, thanks Ellen!
  • "Ellen's Big SNES Mini Decision" opens with several minutes of pure hilarity when Ellen accidentally mixes up the Star Wars prequels and the original trilogy.
    Andy: I'm in the comments right now, Ellen! The video's not even finished and I'm in the comments!
    • There is also a lengthy tangent when Luke and Andy get side-tracked with a conversation about the unresolved trauma Boba Fett has over seeing his father get decapitated, which eventually results in a discussion of the skull-collection he keeps in his kitchen cupboards. Ellen looks incredibly freaked out during this, with the addition of a shadowy vignette filter and a creepy music score only increasing the effect.
    • Subsequently, everyone is trying to butter Ellen up to get her to pick their favourite game as the best on the SNES. Luke begins with a lengthy spiel about how close the two have become ever since hosting the channel together. Andy plays it reasonably straight and focusses mainly on the game, but takes every opportunity he can to rubbish Luke's suggestion and makes frequent shouted comments from offscreen; Mike compliments her hair; Jane bakes cookies...
    • After doing quite well with both his argument for Contra 3 and his shameless flattery of Ellen's hair, Mike ends up completely putting his foot in it when he makes some dismissive comments about Super Mario Land 2... which, as it turns out, Ellen quite likes.
    Mike: Whoops, I've blotted my copybook there. Did I tell you how nice your hair's looking?
    • As part of his argument for Starfox 2, Luke brings up the soundtrack, and spends a few seconds groove-punching to the "Corneria Theme" to demonstrate his point. Of course, while the theme is added in post-editing it's not actually playing in the studio at the time, meaning that in practice Luke spends a few seconds suddenly and randomly punching the air while Ellen has an expression on her face like he's grown a second head:
    Luke: That will make sense...
    • Shameless cookie-bribery aside, Jane's argument about the merits of Street Fighter 2 is not without holes:
    Jane: It's historically important, a momentous fighting game... there wasn't even a Street Fighter 1 for all you know!
    Ellen: The title suggests...
    Jane: No... no...
    • When Ellen finally picks his choice Andy is shameless about the gloating, going so far as to produce a little trophy for himself.
  • Mike goes straight for the jugular in "''Resident Evil HD and 5 Insane Things that Would Never Happen in Modern Resi".
    Andy: 'Happy new year'? It's nearly February, keep up grandad.
    Mike: Well, at least I didn't spend most of January sucking at Halo 5: Guardians.
  • "Splatoon 2 and Squid/Kid Luke's Seafood Heist"
    • Luke comes up with ways to make use of the Voluntary Shapeshifting, including a heist at a high-class seafood restaurant and surprising the squid family on Christmas...only to be suddenly naked.
    • When looking through comments from videos, two commentors chastise Luke for bringing up the Sonic drowning music in "7 Times Swimming was the Actual Worst". In response, he and Andy try to play something more soothing. Guess which song plays. Cue freak-out from both the guys.
  • "Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and 5 Worst Misuses of Supernatural Powers"
    • Before the intro card, Jane and Andy briefly talk about their EGX foray...and Mike's failed business venture in selling stealth tips.
    • One commentor suspects that the channel was under a sponsorship from a tea company due to references of tea. Cut to Jane telling Andy that the sponsorship was canceled because Andy drank coffee.
      Andy: Curse you, pumpkin spice!
  • Pokken DX and Luke's Pikachu Persona:
    • There's a brief digression into the difference in mobility between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ''Super Mario Odyssey
      Luke: You couldn't just see yourself a building and scamper up it with your little Link hands.
      Ellen: [hand gestures] Claws.
      Luke: (same gestures) Sharp little Link claws...He's got, like, little, you know, like a mole's claws. Or, like, one of those monkeys that's, like, creepily person-like when you look at its hands, you know? Like, you look at it and go, 'Aww, there's a cute monkey', and then you look at its hand for too long and you go 'oooh, it's too much like a person'. You know what I mean?
      Ellen: (sounding amused and unnerved at the same time) No?
    • Luke mentions that he dressed Mario as a clown.
      Andy: Is there a bit when you're Clown Mario where you go down a sewer and a Bowser Jr comes, and a paper boat...
      [shot of the poster from It (2017)]
      Luke: (Mario voice) "Let's-a float!"
    • Ellen brings up Hitman Go.
      Ellen: Andy looks so disappointed in me!
      Andy: This is not the time.
    • The attempt to change the genres of various videogames culminates in Luke proposing a Resident Evil Dating Sim.
    • The digression into Pokémon Film Noir.
      Andy: I'm imagining the camera panning up the legs of a Pikachu Femme Fatale, but because Pikachus have such tiny little only takes a moment.
    • It comes back when Luke has an idea about Clown Pikachu.
      Luke: It's hard to mime Charizard being dragged into a sewer.
    • "Why does this always end in us talking about Pokemon bones?"
  • "Street Fighter's 30th Birthday and 5 Most Unappreciated Characters"
    • The last comment has the commentor speak about dropping transformation potion in drinks so they could get the gold for themselves. Mike became wary of the cup Andy was holding, making Andy reconsider drinking and put the cup on the shelf. Cue James coming from off camera to drink from the cup, and becoming a goat.
    • Jane is absent due to a supposed Street Fighter tournament, which was won. During The Stinger, she asks the two guys to move the couch to make room for her trophy. They proceed to do that. Jane comes in to place a small handheld trophy where the couch was.
  • "Cuphead and Ellen's Boss-Crafting Challenge" has Luke absent due to Con Flunote .
    Andy: I told him not to inhale all those spores...that he found on the floor.
    • Andy takes a revisionist approach to the liveshow, in which Oxtra won the competition, by going so far as to get a copy of the trophy and insist that the ribbons fell off during his victory lap.
    • One of the rooms in the level of The Evil Within 2 they played has the wallpaper in Andy's actual real-life bedroom in it, so there's a digression on movie night at Andy's place.
      Andy: The camera monster's fine, you get her a cup of tea and she'll sit down and watch the movie with you.
    • The first question in the weekly quiz involves a wizard jumping out from behind the sofa, so they edit in a Lego wizard in post.
    • The boss Ellen crafts is dubbed the "Pea-1000".
    • Ellen claims that Luke's "Doomguy is Link" video came about because Luke crept into the studio while they weren't paying attention.
    • Andy claims the only thing that can cure the common cold is a big dinosaur.
      Ellen: That's not how germs work, Andy.
    • A blooper involving Ellen's attempt at making a clown-nose noise is spun by Andy into depicting Ellen as an IT who has captured Luke for her own dark purposes.
      Andy: If Ellen offers you a balloon, don't take it. That's where Luke is! She said he's ill, but the truth, the terrible truth... she pulled him into the sewer. He floats down there... anyway, thanks for watching. Hope you enjoyed Show of the Weekend.
      Ellen: [Giggling] Yeah, uh, let us know down below in the comments what you thought—
      Andy: What your greatest fear is. And Ellen'll come visit.
      Ellen: Press the like button—
      Andy: Yeah, press the like button. And maybe you'll be spared.
      Ellen: — if you enjoyed it, and hopefully Luke'll feel better next week, and he'll be back...
      Andy: I don't know if you get better from that, Ellen.
      [Ellen cracks up]
  • Shadow of War and Jane's Orc-Inspiring Battle Speech:
    • It opens with Luke learning that Ellen's come down with something, so he goes to Jane. Jane assumes he's there to barter for her sinister magic elixir, which cures with one drop but brings the waking death with two. When she learns Luke is actually there to ask her to fill in, she drops the sinister routine, agrees, and chugs from the bottle as they head over to the sofa.
    • When Luke is talking about Golf Story, Jane claims she tuned out the moment he said "golf"...and tuned back in when he said "geese".
    • When Luke mentions that the constant horns in the early area music are getting on his wick, it's proposed that it's a chorus of geese, or "gorus" as Luke dubs it.
    • They get so distracted by golf jokes that James actually has to urge them along.
    • "Accidental segue!"
    • They get hugely distracted by Tom Bombadil.
    • Luke offers Jane a "Ring of Power" and asks what power it would need to make the inevitable corruption worthwhile. Jane spends a couple of minutes going into the backstory before she eventually gets to the point: Mind Control.
    • Jane's speech includes an exhortation for orcs to follow their dreams. This leads to some tricky verbal backtracking when Luke points out certain facts about her audience.
      Luke: (in an orc voice) I want to eat an entire family!
    • Jane's first thought, off the top of her head, when asked about new games set in Middle-Earth, is a golf RPG on the slopes of Mount Doom, where you try to chip the One Ring into it.
      Andy: Fly there on the back of a giant goose.
    • We learn that Luke has signed his power of attorney over to Kippers (yes, their Skyrim khajit), and that he's willing to abuse time travel to avoid coming across as Totally Radical.
    • Luke claims that if it has a beat they can usually dance to it. To prove this, there's footage of Luke and Ellen jamming to a printer.
  • "Ellen vs Luke's Evil Within 2 MAZE OF MADNESS":
    • The show opens with Jane and Andy on the couch instead of Luke and Ellen, since in the past two episodes, one of the usual hosts had been sick. However, this time, both of them recovered, leaving Jane and Andy very disgruntled as they leave. Then it turns out Andy made a lot of preparations for the show, including getting a thousand balloons and a pony.
    • Luke's "labyrinth of unhappiness" choose-your-own-adventure receives a cameo from two scary mannequins portrayed by Andy and Jane:
    Luke: The mannequins begin to speak in a tongue you've never heard...
    Andy: Bonjour, je suis se mannequin a fait ont. Woooo.
    Luke: As the mannequins ramble on, the speech becomes clearer somehow—
    Andy: Hello.
    Luke: —As if they are moulding themselves to your native language.
    Andy: I am a scaaaaaary mannequin.
    Jane: What is up, you guys?
    • The Twist Ending revelation that Ellen's character in the labyrinth was actually Milk Penguinnote . And the "evil photographer" turns out to just be a marine biologist who wants to document him.
    • Ellen has a point of contention with this revelation:
    Ellen: Why didn't the cat attack me?!
    Luke: Cats don't attack penguins. That's not a thing.
    Ellen: They attack birds!
    Luke: I... I find it weird that that's what you're fixating on as evidence that you're not a penguin.
    • Ellen is initially disgruntled at failing the quiz at the last hurdle (and by the revelation that she was a penguin all along), until she thinks through all the implications:
    Ellen: So the end I got was, there's a marine biologist who comes up to a penguin and he's just... [Mimes a penguin flailing wildly but ineffectually at someone]
    Luke: Yeah, basically.
    Ellen: [Laughing] I'm fine with that.
  • The start of "Evil Within 2 and the 5 Worst Artists in Videogames" sees Andy suffering from some Paranoia Fuel and Jane is trying to be helpful... sort of.
    Andy: This week I went to see the new Blade Runner film and now I'm not sure whether I'm a human or a replicant.
    Jane: Oh. (bounces a ball off his head)
    Andy: Ow!
    Jane: Feels pain... slow reactions... Definitely human!
    Andy: The whole point is that the humans are indistinguishable from the replicants!
    Jane: (bounces the ball off his head again)
    Andy: Stop that!
  • WWE 2K18 and 5 Spookiest Wrestlers to Be for Halloween
    • The show's pre-intro has Mike put pumpkin spice in everything: Andy's tea, Mike's energy drink, and the toothpaste. Andy is not pleased.
    • The snark about lootboxes with Jane musing on the possibility of being topical and going as one for Halloween.
    Jane: Now let's see what's in the comments, and in this spooky haunted lootbox!
    Mike: [opens the box, with confetti effect edited in in post]
    Jane: Oh, no! Spiders!
    Mike: Worse: spiders you've already got!
  • Super Mario Odyssey and Luke's Quick Capturing Choice: Ellen asks Luke to guess Mario's age, then moves their Mario hat in from offscreen at the bottom of the camera field as a visual aid. Corpsing ensues.
    Luke: Well, now I think you can't be older than about three...
    Ellen: [dies]
    Luke: [dies]
    Luke: This is all we're doing now. Next week's Show of the Weekend is going to be a puppet show. If we get behind the sofa, we can...
    Ellen: [loses composure a second time]
    Luke: [with his hand very obvious beneath the hat] (Mario voice) Hello!
    James: Well, I'm convinced.
  • The Last of Us 2, PGW and Luke's Alfred Obsession:
    • Ellen starts out seeking advice on Assassin's Creed Origins from a bunch of birds. The third one, she claims, picked her up because it thought she was a mouse, but dropped her off in Hyde Park after twenty minutes. Then there's a bird cry dubbed in, and she flees in terror.
    • Ellen adores the statues in Alexandria in-game that have their arms out, because she sits on the outstretched hand pretending to be Senu, the main character's pet eagle.
    • Ellen declares a question about being the offspring of two protagonists of other games to be "o/~ shipfeeest o/~".
    • Luke's post-apocalypse plan is to run the camp newsletter.
    • Luke wonders what he might be missing because he's not paying attention...while Ellen is horsing around just out of his peripheral vision.
    • Luke becomes possessed by Cappy.
  • Doom on Switch and Ellen's Sound-Reversing Quiz Challenge:
    • Luke references the fact that the boss of Doom II had a backwards phrase telling the player how to win the game. As such, he gives Ellen a quiz in which she must guess famous video game phrases backwards. It does not go well.
      • When hearing a very deep voiced man, Ellen can't guess it. Before Luke plays the answer, he off-handedly asks James if he has a guess, and he responds with Bioshock. Luke then plays the answer, and it's A man chooses! A slave obeys!. Ellen angrily pouts on the sofa.
      • Ellen gets a face of sheer horror when she hears one of the reversed phrases is: Don't you think you've seen enough? from Tomb Raider II
      • Ellen correctly guesses Jigglypuff's theme song. The two then sing as Photoshopped Jigglypuff's fill the screen. Then, Luke's audio loops and FUS RO DAHH! plays. They joke about Jigglypuff's flying everwhere.
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and the Ultra Creepy Pokedex Quiz:
    • In the opening, Ellen has come down with Acquired Situational Narcissism after presenting an award at the Golden Joysticks.
      Ellen: You'll be hearing from my agent! AGENT!
      Luke: Oh God, don't let it be Bud Fensler...
      Andy: Hi, Bud Fensler, Starthrust Agency. Great to be here, Luke, old pal...
      Luke: (dies)
    • Moments later, "Bud" puts Luke in a headlock as a step towards becoming his agent too.
      Luke: Name your percentage!
    • When Ellen gets a bit too deep into Million Onion Hotel, Luke jokes that he feels like he should be blinking Morse code at the viewers as a message for help.
  • Fortnite Battle Royale and the 5 Worst Bus Journeys (Besides Your Commute)
    • Jane is very contrite that while her coworkers enjoy playing a Battle Royale scenario in video games, they're less than happy about being in one in real life:
      Jane: Oh, sure. When it's a video game, you enjoy it. But when I suggest a fortnight long Battle Royale here at work, I have to go on a HR training course.
      • When Mike says it's a fun and safe way of playing Battle Royale, Jane rolls her eyes to the next universe as if the words "safe" and "Battle Royale" belong nowhere near each other.
    • While discussing the comments, Mike Trolls Andy about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
      Mike: (while Andy gets steadily angrier) I love the way it invented all those iconic characters, like Dr Jekyll, and Mr Hyde, and Dorian Grey, and Captain Nemo...y'know what? Someone should write a book about those guys!
      Andy: They did!
      Mike: I don't read movie novelisations, Andy, they're garbage.
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Luke's Triceratop-ia:
    • The episode opens with Luke and Ellen celebrating their fiftieth episode...or at least trying, since James claims it was the wrong week. After some back and forth on whether the vlog from Gamescom counted, they eventually conclude that it's their "fiftieth-ish" episode and set off party poppers...and Luke's doesn't work.
    • Luke characterises an NPC's objection to his campsite design in Pocket Camp as being "I'd love to come but your campsite is scrub trash".
    • Ellen seems particularly impressed by Jane's character having a campervan in the colours of Neapolitan ice cream. Luke then mentions that he got trapped in said campervan by Jane's character standing in front of the door and never letting him past (until he found the Go Outside button, anyway).
    • Luke makes a big deal about the enormous sacrifice he made for the channel by...spending slightly under a pound on in-game currency to craft a chair for KK Slider. He then mentions that he's deeply weirded out by KK Slider turning out to be a lot taller when he stands up, while Ellen dies laughing. The video then offers a typical Oxbox poll regarding KK Slider's look, where the options are "WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD", "About how I'd expect", and "Every other animal has clothes".
    • Luke goes into a lot of detail on the potential scenery you could get from living on the back of a continent-sized triceratops.
    • Ellen describes Argentum in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a "flying whale-fish thing".
    • Luke agonises over whether Tora is cuter than a porg. Luke's answer includes his desire for a giant Scrooge McDuck money pit, only full of porgs, and his speculation on what it would be like if you went "whooos a cute puppy" to a dog and it told you it was a human rights lawyer.
    • Ellen finishes the segment by dissolving into cute-animal gibberish.
    • In the reading-the-comments segment, we learn that their insurance doesn't cover sword swallowing, lion taming, or interpretive dance.
    • Luke Westaway, Master of Disguise, "tricks" Ellen by wearing a random helmet that is slightly too small for his head and doing a fake voice.
    • When they talk about their "British apology loop", they get stuck in a three-way one with James.
    • Luke translates Ellen's "interpretive dance", including one bit that he thinks is either about telling your friends or "something about an elephant that is not suitable for broadcast".
  • PUBG and 5 Games that Had No Plot and We Didn't Care:
    • Andy opens the show by saying that he's mortgaged the show to Tom Nook to pay for his Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp habit. The opening credits then show that you're watching "Outside Nooksbox".
    • Mike is Worried about PUBG coming to Xbox.
      Luke: (from offscreen) Should we panic?
      Mike: Nobody panic yet.
      Luke: I'm gonna panic!
      Andy: Yes you should, Luke. Should we take to the streets and start burning cars? Yes, Luke.
    • Andy insists that games not having a plot is fine, because they made a movie about Battleships co-starring Rihanna!
      Andy: ...Not a very good one, but still!
    • The description of Pokémon GO includes elements such as the three teams being described as "cults", and Andy's description of the classic hero's journey.
    • Someone in the comments on their Assassin's Creed quiz had bet on Andy, only for the clutch question to be about bombs.
      Andy: Why wasn't there a question about my specialist subject?!
      Jane: It's a historical stealth game, Andy, the whole thing should be your specialist subject.
      Andy: ...Fine...
    • Jane describes being kidnapped off a bus ride in Far Cry 4 as "a bit of local colour".
      Andy: Someone gets stabbed to death with a pen!
      Jane: Red is a colour.
    • The video ends with Tom Nook's goons arriving.
      Mike: What kind of goons is he going to send? He's a raccoon!
      Andy: More raccoons!
      Andy: They have a nasty bite!
      Mike: All right, Andy. I'll catch you later. [walks offscreen, and then the sounds of carnage start]
      Andy: [awkwardly] That's him, you got him, fellas...Should have paid back your bells, Andy, who I'm not...Cover your face, that's where the tastiest meat is! ...Never mind, they found it.
  • 'Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC 2 and the Xmas Monopoly Dilemma'
    • The show opens with Ellen bringing Luke some exciting news. His favorite game unreleased in the West, Detective Pikachu, is getting a movie adaptation, with one of his favorite actors, Ryan Reynolds, doing Pikachu's voice. Although Luke pretends to be happy, he excuses himself to the prop closet, where he cries over his audition tape for the part.
      • Extra hilariousness is that at the bottom of the tape, Luke's representation is Bud Fensler.
    • When Luke gets back, he has to make an excuse:
      Luke: (still sad) I just had to get my Christmas jumper.
      Ellen: You're -
      Luke: YEAH GOT IT
      [literally everyone corpses, whether or not they're on screen]
    • Luke comes to a realisation about post-game content:
      Luke: What I want is some DLC that gives you that endgame state, and you can wander around in a Hyrule where there's no monsters, and there's nothing to do, and I'm just now realising why they didn't do that.
    • Luke invents the word "Quizmas", and Ellen immediately develops a worryingly large ":D" expression.
  • Monster Hunter World and Jane's Chupacabra Hunting Challenge:
    • When they start discussing the cats in the game, Ellen - who isn't even onscreen - experiences a very audible outbreak of Cuteness Proximity.
    • When Jane asks what the combat is like:
      Mike: I'm gonna say something, and then I'm immediately going to burst into flames.
      Jane: [covers her ears] Don't say it!
      Mike: Do you know what I'm gonna say?
      Jane: Yes!
      Andy: (offscreen) Dark Souls.
    • When Mike describes dinosaurs as "like giant chickens", Jane mentions that it's fortunate Luke isn't there to hear this.
    • When it gets into the Challenge of the Week, Jane is somewhat disconcerted to discover that in "Undead Nightmare" John Marston has traded up:
      Jane: Oh no, you're not Horson...
      Andy: Well, in Undead Nightmare...
      Jane: Oh, it's all dripping.
      Andy: Yeah.
      Jane: I'm definitely gonna catch something.
      Andy: It's got unlimited stamina, and can't be killed.
      Jane: It's got leprosy, is what it's got.
      Mike: It's releasing gas. Is that normal?
    • When they discuss the chupacabra episode of The X-Files, the "fungus affecting an illegal immigrant" reveal is summarised by Mike as "Mulder and Scully vs. Athlete's Foot".
    • Jane gets really suspicious about a random boulder.
    • One of the plans they bat back and forth is to buy a goat and serve it up with a salad.
    • "I'm sorry, chupacabra, that you went out like a punk."
  • Monster Hunter World and Ellen's Palico-Poogie Meltdown:
    • When asking about the best videogame environments to live in, because it went up at midwinter in the UK, everyone was proposing warm and tropical locations.
    • When the Palico part of the eponymous "Palico-Poogie Meltdown" hits it is possibly the most incoherent Ellen has ever been while looking at cute animals, and trust us, that is quite an achievement.
    • When they get to Palico preset 7, they immediately agree that it's a feline David Bowie.
    • Luke's introduction of the Poogie:
      Luke: You might think that the Palico is the cutest thing in Monster Hunter World, but you would be a wrong idiot.
    • The name "Poogie" produces one of Ellen's loudest Corpsing fits.
    • [Luke holds up a toy pig] "This is what Beanie Babies are now, I think. The world has become a strange and frightening place."
    • The first time the poogie-petting time trial is done, dramatic music is played over the footage while Ellen races to pat the toy pig and hit the phone, managing it in 722 milliseconds. The second time, the same music is played...until Luke realises he forgot to press "start". There are no survivors. The third time, Ellen manages to shave it down to 573 milliseconds, and Luke tries to be dramatic about befriending the poogie:
      Luke: Ellen, you have b-
      [he notices Ellen is hugging the toy pig already]
      Luke: ...and that's it, we're gonna have to end the show here folks.
    • Ellen is nothing if not honest:
      Ellen: If there's any opportunity for me to make a fuss about a cute animal, then I will take it.
    • One commenter sums up Oxtra's Let's Play approach as being "80% no-no-nos and this-has-gone-horribly-wrongs".
    • Someone sent in fanart of Luke's mutated Souls boss version of Smash Blue Whale. Luke rates it A-100; Ellen, in order to make a joke about British roads, rates it M-1.
      Luke: I'm horrified and happy! It's a weird feeling!
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance and Andy's Nude Jarl Punching Skyrim Challenge had a running gag about the team hiding the news of Red Dead Redemption 2 being delayed from Andy by, among other things, cutting all news articles out of game magazines and by taping his laptop shut. Unfortunately, by the end of the episode, Andy had found his phone hidden in a toilet cistern
    • Andy: Anyway, let me just check Twitter from a few days ago and see what's...RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 WAS DELAYED? WHAT THE FU...
  • Ellen and Luke's Kingdom Come Survival Challenge pits Ellen in the role of attempting to survive 14th century Bohemia. It goes...really badly.
    • She awakes lying in bed, and decides to lay there for a moment longer, only to die of dysentery.
    • She wonders where her parents have gone, only to realize that they were surely working, and her delirium is a sign of dysentery, which kills her.
    • When she reassures her mother about the failing crop, the mother responds that surely, Ellen knows the church and the lord take their tithe, and she must have some sort of sickness from forgetting that. Which kills her.
    • Ellen pets her pig Piglenton, whose tooth scraps her arm. This doesn't kill her, although Luke remarks it probably will later.
    • Ellen lets a man try on her cloak, only to forget he is ill and contagious, which then kills her.
    • Ellen finds a town completely deserted, and checks the message board, believing there is be a notice of plague. However, as a 14th century peasant, she is illiterate. And the fact that she forgets that is a symptom of the sweating sickness.
    • Ellen comes across a festival, and joins in the dancing, only to realize these people had a real-life dancing mania and she dies from exhaustion.
  • Nintendo Labo Hands-On and Ellen's Fe Animal-Singing Trials:
    • Ellen feels bad about getting to play with Nintendo Labo when none of the Oxbox side had been allowed to, so she makes cardboard stuff for the others - rocket for Jane, car for Mike and history book for Andy. When Luke is condescendingly lecturing her about how Nintendo Labo works, Mike pops up from behind the sofa, grabs the car, and disappears, and then tyre squeals play. Even Ellen looks perturbed.
    • Ellen tries and fails to come up with a "Laptop Song".
    • One of the challenges Luke poses to Ellen: come up with a type of food that would not make a good name for a cat. Ellen almost dies during the brainstorming session.
    • For the actual animal-singing trials, the animals include plush toys of Dogmeat, a moose, Pikachu and Doomguy. Impressively, Ellen manages to get through it without interrupting her harmonisation with laughter (much, anyway), even when Doomguy's song appears to be the Jigglypuff song.
      Luke: (on Doomguy) One of the rarest-glimpsed forest creatures.
    • "And a big thanks to our woodland puppeteer, Mike! How's that spine, Mike?"
      Mike: [emerging from behind the sofa] Pretty curved.
    • Luke gets worryingly specific about "the 1997 Incident", which apparently involved attempting to appreciate a stegosaur skeleton's back plates from closer than behind the velvet rope, "and also the findings of the Crown were inconclusive."
  • Soul Calibur VI and Andy's Solid Snake Creator Challenge
  • Assassin's Creed Origins Curse of the Pharaohs and Ellen's Mighty Mummy Quiz:
    • There's a lengthy digression on Cheeseburger, the bear in Far Cry 5. This includes both the reason you give him salmon instead of an actual cheeseburger (diabetes, apparently), and the problems with motion-capture on a bear:
      Mike: Have you ever tried attaching ping-pong balls to a bear?
      Luke: "Well, good news, we got the motion cap of him savaging a team member."
      James: "Can we just get it again?"
    • Ellen's topic shift to Assassin's Creed: Origins DLC includes the following, delivered in pretty matter-of-fact tones:
      Ellen: All of these adding way more hours to the main game, which means I will never ever finish it, what are you doing to me Ubisoft, I will never see daylight again.
      Luke: Daylight's overrated. If you play a game set in a sunny location you get Vitamin D through the screen, that's just a fact.
    • The picture with Luke's head crudely slapped on a flamingo.
    • The mummy quiz itself starts well enough, given that Luke wasn't paying attention during "class".
      Ellen: What is the first step?
      Luke: They have to die.
    • Luke manages another technically accurate answer when asked what they have a lot of in Ancient Egypt.
      Luke: Sand.
    • When asked about Ancient Egypt's gods, Luke defaults to trying to remember that song from The Prince of Egypt, and he eventually figures it out using Stargate.
    • Luke gets an Anubis mask, and seems very happy with it, up until he puts it on too quickly and gets it wrong.
      Ellen: Anubis would happen - I've already done that joke this week, I'm sorry, I'm sorry-
      Luke: Cut! We're done! We're done! That's the show!
  • Final Fantasy XV and Luke's Best-Buds Roadtrip Quiz: Luke, apparently, found Cheeseburger in Far Cry 5 so adorable he got a real, wild bear, forcing him to stop and barricade the door mid-comments-section. Then this happened:
    Commenter: *sees Luke's head attacked to a flamingo body* That's ok Oxtra, turns out I didn't need to sleep tonight after all.
    Luke: (amiably) Haha, well, we won't be able to sleep tonight either.
    Ellen: Why?
    Luke: (without changing tone) Because of the bear, it's broken through. RUN!
  • Sea of Thieves and Mike's Pirate Insult Challenge: The opener informs us that Jane stole the golden bananas from the Sea of Thieves contest.
    Jane: It's called Sea of Thieves, not Sea of Politely Enter Online Competitions.
    • Andy invents "super scurvy", in which you have negative vitamins and your bones liquefy.
    • There's a lot of discussion of pig trafficking, culminating in Jane dubbing their pirate pig-master "Long John Oinky".
    • When the implication comes up that Mike was controlling Andy through an out-of-character rampage in Hitman (2016), Mike launches into a Suspiciously Specific Denial involving a voodoo doll. Which he subsequently takes out and drops.
    • Jane's pirate flag reads "PRESS YE LIKE BUTTON".
  • Kirby Star Allies and Luke's OX Waddle Dee Friend Circle:
    • The opener focuses on Luke's conviction that he and Ellen are going to be in the next Smash game. His evidence for this includes a picture of himself having a picnic with Samus Aran (it's later revealed that Ellen drew it). It also includes his conviction that two of the characters in the distant background of the trailer are himself and Ellen. The one he identifies as himself is clearly Bowser.
    • When Ellen throws a scrunched-up bit of "evidence" behind the sofa:
      Luke: In the furnace. There's a furnace back there. Where Mike lives.
      Ellen: 0_0
    • Luke has recently finished the "Farewell" chapter of Life Is Strange Before the Storm, so to celebrate, he gets Ellen to do the choose-your-own-adventure book the characters wrote as seven-year-old children. Between the cute animals and the sudden and arbitrary death, Luke laments that it's distressingly close to his own current writing style, while Ellen wonders if someone at Square Enix is watching their videos.
      James: Is there a dysentery option?
      Andy: Swap out the squirrel for Piglington the pig.
      Luke: Max and Chloe are geniuses! Misunderstood in their time.
    • The item Luke would throw at people to befriend them? Cold, hard cash. He then reconsiders and throws mixtapes, which he admits has the issue that almost nobody owns a tape player any more, so they'd end up claiming the mixtape was good just to spare his feelings.
    • Luke admits the accuracy of a comment pointing out that they turn really dark and gritty games lighthearted and cutesy fun games Darker and Edgier as setup for a comparison of the new Kirby game's befriending mechanic to Get Out (2017). This nearly kills Ellen.
    • "As games have always taught us, Luke, there is power in numbers, so if you have enough pals with you in Kirby Star Allies, you can make an adorably named 'Friend Circle', where you roll around and crush your foes." Luke subsequently describes this mechanic as a "fun wheel of death".
    • While Luke draws the Oxbox team as Kirby enemies, Ellen goes into detail on the artistic process for drawing the aforementioned picture of Luke and Samus picnicking.
    • Luke's designs include an "Ellen-Dee" that shoots cats, a "Luke-Dee" with attack horns and defensive frill, a "Mike-Dee" in a tiny motorcar, a "Jane-Dee" that causes them both to start chanting "EL-DRITCH BLAST! EL-DRITCH BLAST!", and a question mark for An-Dee. When he reveals that last one, a lot of spare paper falls out of the clipboard.
      Luke: Mike is looking [at Mike-Dee] and nodding in approval and no small degree of confusion, 'cause he's only just entered the studio and has got no context for what's happening here.
    • The attack horns and defensive frill come up so often that Ellen actually changes the end-of-quiz line from the normal "I think we've learned a lot about [game]".
      Ellen: I think we've learned a lot about your attack horns and defensive frill.
    • In the comments, we learn that Jane is well on her way to figuring out how to Eldritch Blast in real life.
      Luke: (chipper) Well, time to get our affairs in order.
    • Luke's thrown-off-a-ledge plan includes a Strongly Worded Letter and the nuclear option: tutting.
      Ellen: (cowers)
    • A disussion of last week's yacht design and James not being in the picture goes a bit awry when Ellen begins to ask about where international waters begin.
  • "A Way Out and Andy's Un-Cooperative Challenge"
    • Andy opens the show by being excited that Geralt of Rivia is a new character in Soul Calibur VI. Mike scoffs and asks if Noctis will show up in Tekken, or if a Dark Souls amiibo will be released. Both of which he finds out are true. He then wishes for a million pounds, and only gets the opening theme song music.
    • During the Challenge of the Week, Jane challenges Andy to a friendly rivalry with a game of horseshoes. When she wins, Andy's first response is to try and have his character shoot hers with a shotgun.
    • When looking at an earlier video, Andy remarks that the patterns on Jane's sweatshirt were oddly hypnotic. Jane tries to trick him into doing her dark bidding, but it just makes Andy want sandwiches. Jane later has an angry phone call with Doctor Mesmetron about it.note 
  • Ellen vs. Detective Pikachu's Murder Mystery Challenge:
    • After the Cold Open, involving Ellen's frustrated attempts to teach poor dancer Luke a complicated new variant on the Kirby victory dance, the episode proper begins with Luke railing against the concept of dancing:
      Luke: Stupid dancing! What even is it? It's just moving. Is this a dance? [Wiggles briefly in his seat]
      Ellen and James: Yeah.
      Luke: ... Well good.
      James: Quite a good one.
    • Luke's hard-boiled Private Eye Monologue is repeatedly interrupted by both presenters breaking down in giggle fits.
    • Mike helps with Ellen's interview to join the detective agency by pointing out that her purple shirt on the purple sofa makes her a master of camouflage. She also raises the point that this would be the first time she got to help someone else reach high ledges.
    • Part of the quiz involves coming up with voices for various videogame characters. For Dogmeat, Ellen ends up apologising for her terrible Boston accent. For Senu, Andy and Mike yell stuff from offscreen in a completely out-of-place Oop North accent, and Ellen is laughing too hard to offer a different spin. Then they have her dub lines into the games in the chosen voices.
    • For the final stage of the quiz, Ellen - wearing an ill-fitting overcoat - has to solve the murder of Andy, with the help of Detective Pikachu and Medical Officer Popplio. The poison used? Nutmeg, delivered via juice box. The killer? Mike, out of irritation regarding a scratch Andy put on his car after driving it without permission.
    • Ellen: Master Detective.
      Luke: There's one major clue you've not yet examined.
      Ellen: [lifts up Pikachu toy and checks underneath]
      Luke: The victim himself!
      Ellen: Well, I poked him...
    • The killer's Motive Rant.
      Mike: I knew I should have committed this crime on international waters.
      Luke: Or not on camera.
      Mike: Or not at all! Crime doesn't pay!
  • Attack on Titan 2 and Jane's Cadet Challenge:
    • Andy starts out in-character as a condescending weeb who can't pronounce anything right, leading to words like "aneem" and "Narootoo" and "Doctor Agonball". Eventually Jane corrects him:
      Andy: If that were true, I'd have been making a fool out of myself for the...last...ten...y...oh, my God...
      Jane: And also "Dragon Ball".
      Andy: [screams]
    • Jane subsequently explains that she didn't correct him because "it was really funny", while Andy laments that he'll never be able to show his face at "Com Icon" again. Eventually they get to the actual game under discussion, which Jane informs him is in fact pronounced "atta kontitan", before having to admit that she was just messing with him.
    • Jane's summary of the show: it's about very intense teenagers training and fighting giant naked zombies while wearing cool leather jackets.
    • Andy hasn't watched much of the series, so he refers to the characters as things like "Shouting Guy" and "Rubbish Guy".
      Jane: Armin.
      Andy: You knew who I was talking about, though.
    • Jane's challenge is to recreate the other Oxboxers in AOT 2.
      Jane: (on the hair) There's a lot of bad choices.
      Mike: That's okay, my hair's quite bad!
    • Both of them decide that Luke needs to match Cadet Luke's outfit, including cravat and monocle.
    • Jane's mock-up Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning amiibo, which she claims is "old King Amalur himself".
      Mike: Have you even played Kingdoms of Amalur?
      Jane: [looks at him like he's stupid] No, Mike. Nobody has.
    • We learn that Mike wears tearaway clothes with a rally driver outfit underneath, in case a "racing situation" suddenly arises.
  • Far Cry 5 and Luke's Dazzling Dog Squad:
    • The opening is shot mostly in black-and-white for that Film Noir feel, until Luke slips up and mentions that he's wearing eyeliner, at which point Ellen demands it go back to normal and so drives off "Evil Luke from the Mirror Universe". Evil Luke's reaction is to hiss like a vampire and run away.
      Ellen: That Evil Luke is still a thing.
      Evil Luke: (from offscreen) STILL A THING!
    • Following the credits, it turns out that Luke is very gullible when it comes to the traps set by his evil version.
      Ellen: There was a box that said 'free cookies' and he trapped you in it!
      Luke: Free, though.
    • Luke gets very insistent about the deep kinship between his animal companions.
      Luke: They're best friends, James, and they're ALLIES IN MY WAR!
      Andy: They're also going to GET MARRIED!
      Luke: They're in love, James, and there's nothing that you or society can say to stop me officiating that wedding!
    • In the quiz section, following Luke's travel story, they conclude that Far Cry 6 will be Luke driving along a gravel path!
      Luke: Also I had The Lord of the Rings soundtrack on.
      Ellen: (dying laughing) Of course you did!
    • Ellen's description of Boomer the dog features the word "adorable" three times in quick succession, including one description of Boomer as "an adorable dog who is adorable".
    • Ellen admits that she didn't specifically mention that she was collecting dog pictures on Twitter to be selected for Luke's war on Eden's Gate, and cautions the responders to be aware that they may be turning up shortly.
    • Said pictures may cause flashbacks to the Palico-Poogie Meltdown with the amount of cooing going on.
    • Luke's tendency to bring along any dog conjures up mental images for James of Luke running through the woods of Hope County with thirty dog leads, and leads to the conclusion that Luke's battle plan is to cute enemies to death.
    • Luke starts assigning roles to the dogs, including quartermaster, intelligence gathering, and eventually, in the case of a dog who did a great impression of a very fluffy rug, concluded that said dog's job was to infiltrate Father Joseph Seed's base in the guise of a rug and wait for him to disarm himself.
      Luke: "I'm not their master, I'm just one of the pack. The only one that can hold a bow. And use a phone. And other things that are quite important."
    • Luke is eventually permitted to go ahead with reading his fanfiction.
      Ellen: These aren't even full sentences!
      Luke: Oh, I've never written a full sentence. People always stop me halfway through.
      Ellen: ...Right.
    • When a commenter claims Andy deserves an Oscar for his performance as Senu, Ellen pulls out a gold statuette and lobs it at him. Andy, in-character, starts to give an acceptance speech.
  • God of War and Luke's Fabulous Kratos Beard:
    • Luke emerges from the lost island of Tomb Raider references on which he'd spent the previous week looking like he's emerged from the jungles of Vietnam with a broken arm. When he's told that this week will allow him to geek out about The Elder Scrolls lore, he vanishes offstage and returns completely recovered...except that apparently the arm is still broken.
    • With God of War going Norse, Ellen asks whether Luke is Hela excited, or Loki excited. This infuriates Andy so much that he attempts to Death Glare them into oblivion, and Ellen takes shelter behind Luke.
    • Luke proposes that Death Mountain in Hyrule is the same as Mount Doom in Middle-Earth. Ellen immediately shuts down that line of inquiry.
    • Luke asks a question about Solid Snake and even the subtitles read "string of confusing Metal Gear lore".
    • During the challenge where Luke must identify videogame characters who now bear Kratos's beard, Ellen pranks Luke by having the "with beard" picture be of Link...and the "without beard" being Doomguy.
    • As a bonus question, Ellen displays the Oxbox/Oxtra crew with Kratos beards. Luke is laughing so hard he can barely get out "Andy looks the same!" He also compares his bearded version to a disapproving hardware store owner, while Ellen compares herself plus beard to a Bee Gee.
      Mike: Why is it attached to my eyebrow?
      Ellen: Because you're not looking forwards and I'm not that good at Photoshop.
    • Luke starts reading his Kippers/Frozen crossover fanfiction. There's a five-hour Time Skip, and it cuts back in on him reading it, complete with Anna having a robot hand.
    • Someone compares Luke to Solaire from Dark Souls 1, and Luke immediately sprouts a hoodie with Solaire's tabard design on it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV and Andy's Drunk-walking Challenge''
    • The show opens with Andy gleefully describing his trip to Coachella. Jane is skeptical as soon as she hears that Beyoncé stepped on a coach. The show's ending remarks on Andy getting tickets to Burning Man that afternoon. When Jane tells him that Burning Man is not only in August, but also in the United States, Andy realizes he's purchased tickets to a snuff film.
    • Andy and Jane's sheer enthusiasm for day drinking with Roman. In fact, they call Roman so they can get Niko drunk enough for the challenge.
    • Jane's philosophical musings: Why is it that when you drink vodka in the morning, you're a lush, but if you drink a Bloody Mary, it's just brunch.
    • Andy remarks on how proud he is that he is just Loki because of the Ellening he pulled off. Mike remarks that Loki had Baldr killed, had an affair with a horse, and tied his junk to a goat. Immediately making Andy retract.
  • Avengers: Infinity War and Luke's Incredible Infinity Gauntlet:
    • We open with Ellen stealing an Infinity Stone and attempting to eat it when Luke tries to take it off her.
      Luke: Do you want me to call you an ambulance?
      Ellen: [pained nod]
    • Ellen talks about how much fun it is to play Kingdom Hearts, except Cerberus, who can sod off.
    • When Andy mimics Goofy talking about being stuck in the geometry, Luke unleashes an almost perfect "angry, incoherent Donald Duck" imitation.
    • There's a quiz on Marvel.
      Luke: Shazam!! Is that Marvel? [receives advice from offscreen] No!note 
    • One of the questions is "Who is your favourite Marvel hero, and why is it obviously Spider-Man?"
    • Luke's reaction to hearing about the "Marvel Noir" universe:
      Luke: (grinning broadly) Oh, that sounds...rubbish. But also really good.
    • Ellen's commentary on Infinity War with the Infinity Stones in the Infinity Gauntlet is interrupted when she mentions that the word "infinity" means nothing to her by now.
    • When Luke starts working on turning a rubber glove into an Infinity Gauntlet, he tries it on:
      Luke: It's a bit of a snug fit.
      Ellen: Well, it is for me, so...
      Luke: No wonder Thanos is so mad.
    • Luke is less than impressed by his masterpiece.
      Luke: (after the "Infinity Gems" have fallen off) I'm so unhappy. It looks like a really upset squid.
      Ellen: (is rendered completely incoherent)
    • Then one of the eyes falls off and Ellen almost dies.
  • Hyrule Warriors for the Switch and Jane's Formidable Warrior Quiz:
    • We open with Luke having a personal breakdown over not being allowed to go to California to play Kingdom Hearts III and do Disney stuff while Jane, of all people, awkwardly tries to comfort him. Special mention for the Bambi-themed cupcakes.
      Jane: So what makes these Bambi-themed anyway?
      Luke: Oh, I made them with chunks of...actually, don't eat those.
    • The next stage of the "Leggle Marvos" Running Gag arrives, with the coming of "Leggle Incredibos".
    • There's a lengthy digression on a hypothetical superhero called "Ironbutt".
    • Luke concludes that the best use for Shadowcat's phasing power is to "nope" your way out of awkward conversations by falling through the centre of the Earth, and then proposes that she could use her powers to phase out the Earth itself, let everyone just fall into space, and eat all the McDonald's.
    • The "Name That Warrior" part of the quiz includes things like Jane jiving to the intros to various shows, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Kesha being referenced because she had an album called "Warrior", and Mike refusing to decide whether Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was better or worse than Biker Mice from Mars.
      Luke: (looking at a picture of Isaac Caldiero) Is this a wrestling?
    • Part two has Luke trying to name as many characters in Hyrule Warriors as possible. It has some awkward bits, like him misremembering Medlii's name and coming up with "Rito Beakface" in a panic.
      Luke: We have Tingle! That's...upsetting.
    • We learn about Oxboxtra Medical School, founded by Jane, which you can definitely trust!
      Jane: Check out my medical licence.
      Luke: This was written by you! On a burger wrapper!
      Jane: Oh, there's still some cheese on it. Give it here. (starts trying to eat it off the wrapper while Luke looks terrified)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story and Mike's Kessel Run Attempt:
    • In the intro, which has a montage of the stuff Luke and Ellen got up to after seeing Solo, we learn that Ellen is a Sith Lord, culminating in her Force-choking Luke for liking Vin Diesel more than Jason Statham.
    • Mike offers to fill in until Ellen finishes looking for Khyber crystals in the woods.
      Luke: As long as you promise not to Force choke me.
      [both laugh]
      Luke: ...You didn't promise.
      Mike: Let's crack on, shall we.
    • The moral of the entire first section is that Dark Souls I Remastered is good and "butterflies can burn in tiny insect hell".
      Andy: They only want to land on you to drink your sweat.
      [Luke and Mike appear appropriately nonplussed]
    • The quiz is, as usual, somewhat weird. After Luke describes Solo as involving "high adventure in space" and moves to the first question:
      Mike: Is it 'how can you have high adventure in space when there's no up or down?'
      Luke: Well, it is now.
    • Luke is a bit surprised that Mike nominated Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter for a solo film, given that Mike once auditioned to be Tom Riddle.
    • Mike forgets Faramir's name and describes him as "a less good Aragorn".
    • Mike desperately wants to see a hard-hitting sports drama about the Football Koopa from Mario.
    • The next question relates to Han's life story in Star Wars, and figuring out which entries are real (across various canons) and which ones Luke made up. It's all true, even ones like running a cinema, spending six months as a stage magician, and negotiating with a space raptor.
      Mike: This is going to be brilliant.
    • They get quite a bit of mileage out of the droid named "Bollux", whose name coincidentally sounds a lot like a British euphemism for testicles.
      Luke: Would you like to see a picture of Bollux?
      Mike: (barely able to keep it together) I thought you'd never ask...
    • "Mike's Kessel Run Attempt" consists of him reading in Huttese a letter about going down the corner shop for snacks, then going out with a time limit, in another Xtra quiz that's a naked attempt to get the quiz recipient to do some shopping. When Mike tells Luke that he can pay for the snacks himself and has money, Luke tells him that since that's not what Han would do, he's being docked ten seconds.
    • Luke uses dramatic music and commentary about TIE fighters to attempt to make footage of him sitting on a couch while a counter ticks down slightly more thrilling.
    • Mike's reward for succeeding is a cut of the profits, namely, one of the bags of snacks.
      Luke: Taste the smuggler lifestyle.
      Mike: (eats one) Tastes like shooting first!
    • It turns out that Jane and Mike released ferrets under Andy's bed. Andy is not happy to learn this.
      Andy: Wait, is that the reason all of my laundry's got teeth marks in it?
      Mike: One of the reasons...
    • Luke attempts to be conciliatory.
      Luke: We all joke around, but it's just personal choice. There are no "wrong decisions" in Life Is Strange.
      Jane: [emerges from behind the sofa] Did someone say Life is Strange? Is someone making wrong decisions? 'Cause I'll get them...
    • "FLAMINGOS" make a reappearance, with Luke putting on sunglasses and nodding while rock music plays. Mike looks somewhat disconcerted by this, until Luke issues him his own pair of sunglasses, at which point they start nodding in unison.
    • Mike has learned a valuable lesson, namely, that nobody involved in Xtra can be trusted around Pikachu.
  • "Mario Tennis Aces and Luke's Tabletop Tennis Tournament":
    • They open by attempting to travel back in time with the last of the power in their time travel Pikachu and use their notebook full of Death Stranding explanations from E3 to become legendary games journalists. It goes poorly.
      Luke: Oh, I forgot the notebook.
      Ellen: [Face Palm]
    • Following the opening, they admit that they filmed the show before E3, and don't know anything about the games.
      Luke: Maybe Death Stranding still doesn't make sense.
    • Luke gets weirdly dramatic about how Mike doesn't like games that pop up damage numbers, but they do it in Dark Souls!
      Luke: J'accuse!
    • Luke admits that he has poor fine motor control, so he's not good at fiddly things.
      Luke: Like videogames.
      [both crack up]
    • When asked how he'd use the ability to slow down time, Luke flirts with tying balloons, before deciding that he'd use it to play face-melting guitar solos. A picture of Dob is put onscreen during his explanation.
    • Luke mentions that he Forgets to Eat a lot.
      Luke: In the studio, Ellen often has to feed me.
      Ellen: [dies of terminal split side]
      Mike: Grapes...fanning you as well.
      Luke: With a large fern. I'm a proper diva.
    • The titular tournament features a table, a bunch of dice, and Mario and Luigi figures.
      Luke: Mario looks like he's surrendering himself to the police.
    • Luke's interpretation of Mario is a bit of a poor winner.
      Luke: (as Mario) That's why I'm the famous brother!
    • At the end of the tennis game, they have the two figures shake hands. Ellen holds it in right up until she makes eye contact with the camera, then dissolves into giggles.
    • When discussing their most recent choose-your-own-adventure outing, the comment snarks that it's not canon unless Sonic dies of dysentery.
      Luke: No, but he does turn out to be a penguin at the end.
      Ellen: Wait, what? I didn't see that happen - oh, must have happened when the film ran out.
      Luke: What the - can we buy more film?! Also, why are we still using film?!
      Ellen: Do not question James's methods!
  • Mario + Rabbids Donkey Kong and Luke's Wild World Cup Quiz:
    • Luke starts out going on and on and on and on about beating Dark Souls I, culminating in him claiming that the SAS should recruit Dark Souls players due to their superior reflexes...then attempts an Unnecessary Combat Roll off the sofa and breaks his collarbone.
      Luke: I promise I've only been, like, half that insufferable in real life.
    • Ellen rocks Luke's world with the news that Rabbid Cranky Kong exists.
    • When they're performing the World Cup music a cappella, Ellen adds lyrics about how she's just realised that all the Americans will be confused.
    • The disclaimer for the World Cup Quiz Cup:
      Luke: If you can't stand football, then sorry, and if you love football, then also sorry.
    • Ellen's Rousing Speech needs a little work.
      Ellen: You've got those three lions, I know you can roar! Now roar for me, not literally, everyone'll think it's weird outside. But you get back on that pitch in that second half and you do a goal, okay?
    • Luke puts weird dramatic emphasis on how Mike played the game for them, because he was the only one who owned a copy of FIFA 2018.
    • They conclude that Hideo Kojima has been messing with the timeline. It's hard to disagree.
  • "Ghost of Tsushima and Luke's Knights of the Old Republic Jedi Personality Quiz": The entire saga of the Powerful Buttnote .
    • Luke's impression of Obi-wan Kenobi being supremely unhelpful during the prequel films.
    "Master, I'm angry—I fear I'm slipping to the dark side." [cheerfully] "Don't! ...Have you tried being the perfect Jedi? Like me? It's simple!"
    "I just worry about Padme, Master." "Don't! I don't worry about her!"
  • Just Cause 4 and Luke's Propaganda Broadcast Challenge:
    • Luke's tenure as Medici's propaganda minister gets off to a shaky start when, informed of Rico Rodrieguez's latest badass act of rebellion against the government, he spends a few minutes musing about how dreamy Rico is, what with his square jaw and manly stubble.
    • The first broadcast doesn't go so well either; tasked with putting a positive propagandist spin on Rico destroying a broadcast tower and a petrol station, Luke first forgets that he's not actually supposed to call himself "propaganda minister" on air, then ends up moaning at length about the waste of petrol.
    Luke: That should give them something to think about.
    Andy: Yep. Absolutely. They certainly won't be thinking that was good.
  • Two Point Hospital and Mike's Surgical Showdown:
    • The episode starts out with Luke sharing a comment on the previous episode that wonders if Mike had lost Ellen at Gamescom. Mike lets out a very fake and forced laugh before being forced to explain that he had told her to stay where he could see her, that he was only at the pretzel stand for ten minutes, and the entire situation wouldn't have happened if Ellen hadn't scratched out her tracking chip. Luke's response is I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That.
    • Luke awkwardly tries to shift topic from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to Two Point Hospital.
    Luke: Well, Mike, when you get hit with swords, you can die twice, or you can seek the help of a doctor...
    Mike: I...these segues are incredible. You are on fire. And you haven't even finished this one, and I'm so excited about where it's gonna go.
    Luke: Well, if you're on fire, there's also one place you should go.
    Mike: Is it a hospital?
    Luke: It's the hospital! Let's talk about Two Point Hospital.
  • Pokemon Let's Go and the Great Just Cause 4 Rocket-Blimp Experiment:
    • The opening has Luke and Ellen trying to figure out if they've reached 100 episodes, but they keep getting a different number every time they count. The fact that one or both of them keep falling asleep doesn't help.
    • When blowing up a balloon for the rocket-blimp experiment, Ellen "tests" it (i.e. uses it to make farty noises) at Luke's suggestion.
    • When they finally finish putting the blimp together (decorating it, equipping it with a cardboard gondola holding toy animals, etc.), tape it to the string-and-straw setup, and release the air... it goes absolutely nowhere. The second attempt, with most of the animals taken out, goes much better.
  • Spider-Man PS4 and the Great Spidey Quiz:
    • The opening has Luke reading a promotional copy of the Daily Bugle under the impression it's a real newspaper, a belief of which Ellen has to disabuse him.
      Luke: Are you telling me Nelson & Murdoch isn't a real legal agency?!
      Ellen: No...
      Luke: Then what number did I call...and who's representing me in court this afternoon?
      Andy: Heeeeey, Bud Fensler, attorney at law, you owe me eleven thousand dollars!
      Luke: I'm going to prison!
      Andy: Yes you are.
    • Luke shares an in-play incident involving the Spider-Punk outfit, in which a dramatic cutscene involving MJ looks like her first encounter with Spidey's radically different, bad new look.
    • Ellen puts some very dramatic emphasis on the phrase "Arkham trilogy"note .
    • Luke goes into a lot of detail on his idea for a game for his own OC, Plant Nutrition Boy.
    • Ellen's planned obstacle course for Luke during the quiz was apparently "outside of [their] budget" and "not even remotely covered by [their] insurance", so instead that becomes another quiz, administered to both of them by Andy. Through the magic of editing, Andy begins by appearing directly in between them, with a laptop and a grim expression.
      Andy: That's right, it's me. The Spider-Man knower.
      Ellen: His name is Peter, not Noah! (dies)
      Luke: That makes me think of, like, the Bible Noah, but with a Spider-Man in it.
      Ellen: (dies again but louder)
    • Andy's first sequence of questions involves Peter's four costumes from the Identity Crisis arc, in which Luke dubs the Prodigy identity "Bad Wolverine", before attempting to learn more about it with a question that is actually a knee-slapper, in that Ellen started laughing so hard that she was actually slapping her knee.
      Luke: If that's a suit, it is no thicker than clingfilm. Can you see his nipples? (leans in very close) No.
      Andy: (leans in very close) ...No.
    • Neither of the usual hosts apparently knows that Carnage exists, leading to a lot of [X] Venom names, including the extremely 90s "Bloodvenom" from Ellen.
      Luke: ...Toxic? Poison?
      Andy: I mean, you're thinking like a Nineties comic creator.
    • An ironic one from the YouTube ad algorithm: a gag of them rediscovering the Cyber Jane Incident and playing puking sound effects is instantly followed by an ad...which can be an ad for McDonald's. Perhaps not the association they were hoping for.
    • In one of the outtakes, a truth about Ellen is cruelly, cruelly exposed:
      Ellen: Did you see my awful pun that I put on Twitter?
      Luke: [Distracted with his phone] Umm... which one?
      [Offended Spit Take and glare from Ellen]
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Jane's London is Lava Challenge: Mike discusses his newfound historical learning courtesy AC:O, namely, that the Spartans kicked the [Sound-Effect Bleep] out of everything, and how he talked about it with Andy.
    Jane: Oh yeah, I was wondering why he took a sick day. In the Reason box, he'd just written "rage".
  • Ellen vs. Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Road Trip:
    • Ellen has a lot of thoughts on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, most of them bad, and she wants you to know them.
      Ellen: [After fifteen minutes of complaints] However, I have just ranted about this, and... if you want the full lowdown [Luke starts shaking his head frantically and making "cut the mike!" gestures] I will happily sit and... [Starts giggling] You will be there for hours, okay.
      Luke: You're watching the edited version. Let me tell you: you don't want the full lowdown. Avoid the lowdown!
    • Ellen's first proposal for a road trip companion is Kassandra, who, since she has some influence over Kassandra's actions, would no doubt side with her on things like the choice of music. At this point, we learn that Luke is a bit out of touch with modern pop music, since his first thought is The Beastie Boys, and Ellen starts ribbing him about it.
    • When Ellen nominates the Frye twins as the other two members of her road trip crew, Luke draws some conclusions about the likely dynamic there:
      Luke: It'd be like (childish voice) "Elleeeen! Kassandraaa! Jacob drank my juuuice!"
      Ellen: Evie wouldn't be like that. She'd be whacking Jacob with a cane.
      Luke: And you'd all be like, 'Shut up, Jacob. Shut up, Jacob, and listen to Procol Harum.'
      Ellen: (is literally doubled over with laughter)
    • Ellen kicked a bear in Odyssey and Mike was there.
      Ellen: Fun fact, Mike will not shut up about that. Anyone who says "oh, I played Assassin's Creed: Odyssey", he goes, "Did you kick a bear in the face? Ellen did! It was great!" He's like a proud dad!
      Luke: Smiling from the touch line. "See that, other dads? That's my Ellen! Oh, was that bear your son?"
    • Luke confesses that his information on which animal has the deadliest kick came from a BBC article that was clearly aimed at young children.
    • Ellen pantomimes snake hair rather strangely when Medusa comes up.
      Luke: Literally turned every viewer to stone.
      Ellen: Aw, man. How are they going to click the Like button?
      Luke: They'll fall on it, like CLANG. (imitates this)
    • Luke brings up a Greek myth that attempts to explain why Athenians have small butts. Ellen almost laughs herself to death.
  • Hitman 2 Reaction and the Flamingo Murder Challenge:
    • In the intro, Andy traps Mike in the toilet in an attempt to hijack the show. His goal is to keep talking about Red Dead Redemption II for two hours.
    • A Running Gag evolves:
      Mike: Hitman 2, or to give it its full title, Hitman 2: Still No Subtitle.
  • Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and Ellen's Poke-Style Salon Challenge:
    • The intro has Ellen, after gushing about Ryan Reynolds' acting in the Pokémon Detective Pikachu trailer (causing Luke to burst into tears), sacks him and attempts to replace him with Ryan Reynolds...only to ask him back because it turns out that big Hollywood stars are expensive.
    • Ellen mentions that the tall, spindly, brown-haired main character in Steppy Pants reminds her of someone she knows. Luke immediately guesses that it's him, and Ellen lets out an unconvincing but high-pitched denial squeak. Luke actually gets a bit upset because all the faces in Steppy Pants look terrifying, but immediately comes around upon seeing the game in action.
      Ellen: He's very long, and a bit gangly.
      Luke: This game is amazing.
    • The Power Rangers top gets Luke really fired up.
    • Ellen praises the way that the microtransactions in Steppy Pants aren't too grabby or obnoxious, except for one thing: a dog onesie. She subsequently has multiple failures in a row because they were showing off a koala onesie and she got distracted.
    • Luke proposes a slogan of "Steppy Pants! Step into your pants!"
    • When Luke announces that they're moving onto the actual title topic for the video, Ellen goes "Pika!", Luke adds an "Eevee!", and then both just double over laughing. Then they end up producing a rather deeper and more boisterous version of the name than Eevee would stereotypically use, which causes mass Corpsing from in front of and behind the camera and becomes a Running Gag.
    • When Ellen mentions that Pikachu is one of their unofficial mascots, Luke emphasises for the benefit of Nintendo that she said unofficial.
    • When Ellen actually picks Eevee, she dissolves into cute-animal gibberish in which only the words "fluffy" and "tail" are actually decipherable. Then Luke demands that she justify her choice to a toy Pikachu, setting off a chain of events that culminates in Luke rocking the Pikachu toy to "sleep".
      Luke: Why am I rocking Pikachu like a baby?
      Ellen: I don't know.
    • Never let it be said that Ellen lacks self-awareness: her strategy for defeating herself in a mirror match would be to make herself laugh and cause a draw through mutual incapacity.
    • Ellen has to make a little light banter with a Charizard, played by Luke Westaway, while drawing a new haircut on a picture. Luke ends up laughing so hard at it that he has trouble getting his next line out. Also, said new haircut is inspired by, of all people, Brian May.
    • Luke takes full advantage of the opportunity to ham it up while getting in-character as the various pokemon, including a Popplio (adorable circus seal creature) that wants to look a bit "edgy".
    • Luke realises in the middle of admiring Popplio's new 'do that the standard Popplio image looks like it's taking a selfie.
    • In-character as Popplio, Luke mentions that he's upset that he's unpopular and people keep going for Litten (a cat that is on fire) instead.
      Luke: (as Popplio) You've given me the confidence to kill that cat, thank you!
      Ellen: (in a very worried voice) Uh, have a nice day?
    • The final Pokemon is Mr Mime. Luke ends up communicating through charades, which are somehow still very hammy, and Ellen ends up giving it an Elvis 'do.
    • Luke's non-apology to Spyro the Dragon fans gets him sent to the corner.
  • Smash Bros Ultimate and Luke's Pikachu-Busting Final Smash:
    • Luke's imitation of the classic Tetris defeat is so funny Ellen asks him to do it again.
      Ellen: It's like an angry cat doing jazz hands!
    • Tetris Effect has great power.
      Luke: I played Tetris Effect last night for just a little bit just before I was going to bed, and then between putting it down and actually going to bed, I was like, 'I don't want to look at Twitter.'
      Ellen: oh my god i need this game
    • Luke is asked to use his Final Smash (turning into Dob and using lightning death) on a Pikachu toy. He is very sad about this for about four seconds, and then starts going into slightly disturbing amounts of detail on the situation.
    • We return to what Luke dubs the "Smash Blue Whale Expanded Universe".
    • Oxtra looks like a really neat job: at one point Luke is drawing Smash Blue Whale's brother, and Ellen gets her Switch out and starts playing Let's Go Eevee.
    • Ellen gets very distracted by the sound Eevee makes in Let's Go Eevee, eventually concluding that the pronunciation is a bit odd because Eevee is Brummie.
    • "How would a blue whale fight? ...Savagely." - Luke Westaway, expert in marine biology
    • Ellen nearly tears up at the prospect of Eevee learning a self-damaging move like Take Down.
    • This exchange:
      Ellen: (playing with Eevee on the screen) Still not over this. Why are they not real?
      Luke: [cracks up]
    • They have difficulty picking an appropriate scapegoat for Swell Blue Whale (or "Swhale", thanks Ellen) to hit, until Ellen mentions disliking R.O.B.
    • Luke messes up his "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word claims about harvesting all the Little Sisters in Bioshock.
      Luke: "Harvested" is such a harsh word...I prefer "murdered" wait, go back to "harvested". Let's move on.
    • We learn that in reality Ellen is only about three inches tall and gets scaled up to appear in the same shots as Luke.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Switch and Luke's Peachette Art Challenge:
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake and Luke's Rocking Resi Challenge:
    • The opening gag is that Andy is filling in for Ellen because the Yoshette incident proves they need closer supervision. This results in Luke attempting to eat a Booette picture he's drawn.
      Andy: What's on that paper?
      Luke: (with it clearly poking out of his mouth) What paper?
    • Luke is once again asked to put a positive spin on terrible things, this time on behalf of the Umbrella Corporation. He comments that with the pace at which things go wrong in Umbrella's experiments, he may as well just call a press conference at any random point and something awful will have happened by the time everyone's there.
    • Problem one: Umbrella scientist turning himself into a leech monster and draining people's blood. Spin one: telling the reporters to let him do his job. Cue awkward interaction with the reporter Andy is pretending to be.
      Luke: See you at the Media Awards next week. [beat] How are the kids?
      Andy: They're leeches now.
    • Luke's reaction to the deaths of 100,000 people in the destruction of Raccoon City is peevishness.
      Andy: The thermobaric missile, it just hit in Raccoon City, it's devastated the city! A hundred thousand people! How does Umbrella respond?
      Luke: Yeah, I mean...I'm annoyed on a number of fronts! One, sorry to the people in Raccoon - no wait, "sorry" is legally binding sometimes. Um...Bad luck to the people in Raccoon City, that's unfortunate.
    • Luke and Andy rocking out on air instruments to the Resi 2 ending theme.
    • The Resi 2 ending theme With Lyrics.
      Luke: Jill, you are a hero, Barry, you were there too...
      Andy: He was also there...
    • The comments include snark about Luke's habit of adopting every NPC he takes a shine to as one of Dob's children.
      Andy: Tell me one thing about caring for children.
      Luke: Don't feed them after midnight.
      Andy: That's Gremlins.
    • Andy's attempts to prevent more [X]ette characters get a little silly.
      Andy: In fact, no more clipboard for you! [throws it away]
      Luke: You can't stop me drawing it in my mind!
      Andy: Yes I can!
      [cue the two of them squinting very hard in an attempt at psychic combat]
  • The Terror and Jane vs. Luke in the Assassin Inventing Competition:
    • Jane laughs off suspicion that she infected Ellen with the T-Virus, because the T-Virus is for scrubs and when she actually unleashes something it'll be the JD Virus.
    • When they discuss Return Of The Obra Dinn, Luke wonders if the cause of death entry has an "all of the above" button.
    • Luke likes the sound of the game, but first he has to finish the other thing he's doing involving "crime, death, old boats, and trying to figure out what happened involving death and old boats": The Terror, which Luke praises for having the finest coats on television.
    • Luke's latest weird theory is that the more pompous Victorian sentences were an attempt to buy time for the speaker to think up what they were going to say next. In the process, he invents the word "extendulate".
    • Neither Luke nor Jane has a quiz this week, so Andy emerges from behind the sofa with one.
      Luke: How long have you been behind there?
      Andy: Too long.
    • It turns out that there are some really weird video games out there.
      Luke: That sounds really dumb, but plausible.
    • When the time comes to design assassins, Luke attempts to cut ribbon with his teeth.
    • It turns out that Luke is very easily influenced by topics of conversation: his assassin is an old-timey admiral with cannons for arms.
      Luke: He'd be blown apart.
      Andy: Napoleon Blownaparte.
      Luke: That's what I should have called him!
    • Jane's assassin is Lonny Graceland, a glitter-encrusted teenage Japanese Elvis impersonator who ice-skates and has a microphone that shoots fireworks.
    • Apparently Andy's space behind the sofa is a Bottomless Pit.
    • Andy's moral victory dance.
      Jane: He'll wear himself out, Luke.
    • Just as Luke is going on about how Andy can't censor their audience's [X]ette fanart, Andy takes the book they use as a prop during fanart session and has to be coaxed to give it back.
    • The first and only piece of fanart in that vein is Dobette.
      Jane: There's a lot to unpack. And then repack hastily. Deep down in my subconscious.
      Andy: And put in the attic. And then lock the attic.
    • Both Jane and Luke nearly get lost in Dobette's huge lilac eyes.
      Luke: I should probably close this book now.
  • Resident Evil 2 Review and Andy's Real Life Zombie Challenge: Mike has an idea!
    Mike: A live-action...
    Andy: No.
    Mike: ...zombie...
    Andy: No.
    Mike: ...experience!
    Andy: No! I hate all those things!
    Mike: What? Experiences?
    Andy: Yes! Them especially!
  • Crackdown 3 Really Exists!:
    • Mike insists that the green sofa was recovered from a spooky shop that is probably haunted and that's why the studio is cold...not because he spent the heating bill money on toy cars.
    • The title subject is introduced by Andy insisting that Crackdown 3 isn't real and Jane might as well have invited him to come and see a unicorn. Mike tells him that there was a press release and everything.
      Andy bolts for the door
      Mike: Give me a call if the unicorn is real too!
    • A discussion of cloud multiplayer is interrupted by Andy crashing the in-game car.
      Jane: That explosion not brought to you by the cloud, but by local processing only.
    • Andy is weirdly obsessed with agility orbs.
    • This exchange:
      Mike: I only just got this couch from the haunted mystery store thing!
      Andy: ...I can't keep up with our internal chronology. It's like the Marvel cinematic universe.
    • Andy mentions that wearing a chest-mounted GoPro makes him walk and pose weirdly in order to keep his chest pointed at whatever is going on.
    • Andy wants you to know that he didn't invent "Likehog Day".
      Mike: Pretty sure you did.
  • Pikuniku, Kingdom Hearts III and Ellen's Complicated Kingdom Hearts Quiz:
    • Andy skipped doing the Kingdom Hearts supplementary reading for the quiz because he was watching Youtube tutorials on how to dab. He nevertheless insists it was worth it, even when he attempts to dab and hits himself in the face.
    • When Luke tells a little white lie to Ellen that Andy did, in fact, do the reading, Ellen informs him that she knows when he's lying, and she'll be making the quiz more difficult to punish him.
      Ellen: You have made a powerful enemy.
    • Andy has a little trouble believing that Pikuniku is a real game that exists.
    • The Pikuniku discussion goes weird places.
      Luke: The last thing you want to do is put any sort of UV barrier between you and Super Mario Sunshine. You want to absorb it in all its radiance. You want it to crisp up your skin real nice.
    • Andy insists on traumatising Luke by bringing up FLUDD dying.
    • Andy has got this quiz, you guys.
      Andy: Unfortunately Ellen can't be with us today, but she has sent ahead this quiz which I understand.
      Luke: [Laughing] Well, that clears that up.
      Andy: Yeah.
      Luke: Let no man say...
      Andy: Let there be no confusion... I fully understand the Kingdom Hearts series. [...] So Luke, allow me to read my own words.
    • All the mid-tier Disney karaoke. Especially since it's abundantly clear Luke knows only half of the words.
    • Fittingly, there's a moment of confusion about who, if anyone, is saying that Kingdom Hearts has a complicated story.
    • Luke is asked to chronologically order the Kingdom Hearts games, an achievement roughly on par with figuring out quantum physics by banging a couple of rocks together. This is not helped by Andy talking at length about which games have been remastered with new content.
      Luke: I'm just going to draw a picture of Donald Duck while you keep going.
      [fades out, then back in]
      Andy: Why's his arm on backwards?
    • Luke's eventual reasoning is that he figured out what he thoughtnote  were the first three, and concluded that Kingdom Hearts 3 was probably the most recent, and then filled in every number between 3 and 13 at random. This earns him a grand total of one point out of a possible 13.
      Luke: Nailed it!
    • Luke bursts out laughing during a question because he always forgets that Goofy is a major character.
    • Luke solves a problem with his rudimentary French skills.
    • A couple of Ellenings are delivered by proxy when it turns out that some of the locations in question are in Kingdom Hearts games - but the question was specifically about Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, none of the other ones.
    • Luke mentions that The Great Mouse Detective is an extremely underrated film in his humble opinion.
      Editor's Note: And Ellen's not so humble opinion.
    • Luke and Andy start riffing on Disney's disregard for The Great Mouse Detective and the idea of a secret pro-Basil resistance at Disney theme parks.
    • Andy finds Squid Donald from the KH series' visits to Atlantica disconcerting.
      Andy: I don't like his pose. It's too confident.
    • Luke reduces Andy to helpless laughter by proposing that Donald, in the Bambi universe, would be the hunter who shot Bambi's mother.
    • "Oh my God! I INVENTED MOVIES!" - Luke Westaway, 2019
    • Luke proposes that Mike would be worried about how installing a minigun on his car would throw off the weight balance.
  • Metro Exodus and Luke's Loud Locomotive:
    • Andy disappears into the snow while sad music plays. Again.
    • Luke knows exactly how to sell Ellen on a videogame: he shows her the cute dog in Wargroove. It works.
    • Ellen is charmed when Luke defends attacking a dog unit in Wargroove with "They were bad dogs Ellen!"
    • Luke theatrically drops his Switch joycons when he's told he'll be quizzed on Metro Exodus.
    • The quiz is mostly about trains. Luke had, that day, described train tracks as "floor lines".
    • Cameraman James is amazed to learn that trains do not run on coal any more. This leads to Luke explaining advances in train technology to him.
    • Luke picks his favourite train to ride in videogames by saying that he's sure that the Frye twins' train in Assassin's Creed Syndicate wouldn't get good internet access. Since his choice was from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Ellen is a bit incredulous:
      Ellen: Do you think Hyrule has wi-fi?!
      Luke: Oh, yeah. Great wi-fi.
      Ellen: (You can probably guess at this point)
    • This eventually mutates into proposing that Zelda is just looking up a walkthrough.
    • Yet another Ellening is deployed, with Luke's choice being wrong because Thomas The Tank Engine has video games.
    • The video-game topic comes back in surprising fashion with Luke having to do himself as a post-apocalyptic Thomas the Tank Engine design.
    • Luke knows how to prioritise:
      Luke: The difficult bit will be making the face not creepy, because Thomas the Tank Engine, much as I love him, if you look at him for too long, you lose your mind.
      Ellen: Time's started.
    • Ellen takes the opportunity of Luke doing his post-apocalyptic trainsona to explain how trains actually work.
    • Luke adds "one more thing", which reduces Ellen to hysterics the moment she realises what it is.
    • The final train design includes a little stick-figure rock band on top just because. The guitar and drums are understandable; the clarinet and baby grand piano are a little harder to justify.
    • They end up repeatedly acappella-ing Luke's post-apocalyptic theme.
    • When the topic shifts to The Lion King, Luke starts wondering who he'd be in it, and then his attempts to position himself as Simba are brutally shut down:
      Ellen: Zazu.
      Luke: No! Timon or better!
      Ellen: Pumbaa.
      Luke: [very disgruntled expression]
  • Anthem Reaction and PAX East News:
    • Andy explains the convoluted preorder scheme to a bewildered Jane.
      Jane: Can I just buy it? In a box?
      Andy: 'Box'. What is 'box'?
    • "This is the bit that's sort of like Mass Effect only less romanceable."
    • Andy explains that Bioware took the sting off the lack of romanceable NPC's by making all of them annoying.
    • The conversation keeps coming back to how at least the characters' facial animations look good now!
    • Andy and Mike speculate on other topics they could do videos on, such as cars or wrestling. Mike dubs the latter "Outside X-Pac".
    • The entire digression on the name Tony Redgrave.
    • Mike is upset that Toby Fox is hogging all of the talent, since he's good at music and game design.
  • Tetris Battle Royale, Anthem, and Ellen's Egg-Drop Challenge:
    • Ellen's rules for Pokemon Battle Royale need work.
      Ellen: (holding a fistful of cards) You start off with 99 Pokemon, and then when the game, starts, I throw them all in your face!
      Luke: (looks at the camera with a deadpan expression)
    • When the video starts in earnest, they're picking up the last of the cards, and one of them is stuck in Luke's hair. He insists that it should remain there to mark how he was wronged, then pulls it out and tosses it offscreen with a comically disgruntled expression.
    • Everyone gets really invested in the Tetris battle royale experience, to the point where Producer Jon is subtitled as having "indecipherable excited noises".
    • Luke explains the reason they sometimes have trouble with remote controllers:
      Luke: We're in a studio, and there are a lot of wi-waves in the air. I don't wanna get too technical...
    • Jon has an observation.
      Jon: It's bad when you can see that death is coming...
      Luke: Yes, Jon, it is bad when you can see death is coming. We're still talking about Tetris, right? I'm in palliative Tetris care. Death is inevitable.
      Ellen: OXtra.
      Luke: Yeah. 'Outside Xtra. Death is inevitable! And now Tetris.'
    • "At no point in Tetris Effect did I scream the words 'Attack the weak'" - Luke Westaway, 2019
    • Luke's review:
      Luke: I'm staggered that they made it, I'm even more upset that it's quite good."
    • As Ellen lists games she hasn't finished, the boxes appear on-screen until she's completely invisible behind them.
      Luke: You have unfortunately picked the longest games in the world.
    • The logical connections between questions and the actual game are even more abstruse than is usual for Oxtra: the mechs being named Javelins leads to a question about the Olympics, for example.
    • After Luke has explained that "horse long jump" and "solo synchronised swimming" (a concept that almost manages to Logic Bomb Ellen out of existence) are real Olympic sports that have actually happened at least once, the penny drops:
    • Luke has some trouble with Belgian names, although to be fair the name in question was Constant Octave von Langhendonck.
    • Luke's attempt at voicing Ethan the Egg.
    • We introduce another new unit, with Ethan having to survive a drop from "Luke height".
      Ellen: He's not going to survive any of this!
    • Luke lists the ingredients, including blu-tac:
      Luke: I don't know if they call it blu-tac in the US or elsewhere in the world, it's that sort of sticky blue...tac.
    • Luke isn't helping:
      Luke: It looks like you're disposing of a corpse! Hopefully with a helping of butter, salt and a frying pan...
    • "I think we can all agree that this relates strongly to Anthem, though..." - Luke, while watching Ellen wrap a Solo cup in duct tape
    • Luke is still not encouraging:
      Luke: So this is Ethan's coffin, I mean Javelin.
    • We get an excessive amount of drama, including an Instant Slo-Mo Replay of a taped-up Solo cup landing on the ground.
    • The comment-reading gives us Oxtra's new slogan: "That would have been cool if you'd done it."
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Reaction:
    • When Mike pulls out his new Phantom White controller, Jane introduces the latest thing, the "Phantom Clear" controller, which has clear buttons and internals. Despite the Phantom Clear controller being 1) impossible and 2) clearly just Jane holding her hands about controller-width apart, Mike still offers her money for it.
    • Mike has been playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
      Mike: ...Or as I like to call it, Sekiro: Shadows Die 487 Times. So Far. [beat] I die a lot.
      Jane: Yeah, I got it.
    • Jane suggests that if the dragonrot disease is spread by your character dying, then Wolf should just stay home.
      Mike: It's the only responsible thing to do. I'm gonna go and throw the game disc out the window.
    • They have trouble figuring out the past tense of "git gud".
    • When they talk about playing Silver Chains for the year's Hallowstreamnote  Andy keeps getting confused with Silverchair.
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Luke's Shinobi Stealth Challenge:
    • Pom Pom Kirby has learned a new trick: playing catch. Luke wants to play too.
      Luke: What's he holding, by the way?
      Ellen: A housebrick.
      Luke: A housebri- (a foam brick smacks him in the arm) Ow!
    • Afterwards, some dubiously synced crunching sounds are added in to sell the realism of the brick. It's not all that convincing, mostly because it sounds less like Luke rapping it with his knuckles and more like two bricks being smacked together. Then it's thrown off to the side accompanied by a breaking-glass effect.
    • Luke is bizarrely enthused about destroying a couple of petrified bystandards in Devil May Cry 5.
    • He also appears comically disgusted by the admittedly fairly gross Nidhogg Hatchling mechanic.
    • Ellen starts attempting to jump over a fancy hotel bar in a DMC level to get at the wine behind it.
    • Luke remains the master of segues:
      Luke: From one crazy action game with a robot arm to another, only instead of crazy it's just hard and sad. It's time for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice!
    • From Software are described as purveyors of "computer games". Even Luke isn't sure why he wrote that.
    • Luke gets philosophical:
      Luke: (after outling how Nintendo Hard From Software games are) As such, question one of this quiz is also quite tricky! Ellen: what does it mean to live a good life?
    • When asked to choose the axe, spear or umbrella prosthetic effect, Ellen goes for the umbrella, because she's British.
    • "I hate umbrellas, but we've not got time to go into why." - Luke Westaway, 2019
    • Ellen gets a little bit sad when Luke's quiz features her befriending a skeleton, only to lose touch.
    • Luke gets a bit into Captain Obvious territory when he essentially describes stealth as requiring moving stealthily.
    • There's some speculation on whether Mike is a Weeping Angel:
      Ellen: Don't put me back in the past, I can't live without the internet!
    • We add another catchphrase to the list, with Luke picking up "Everyone fight me at once".
  • Pax East 2019: Andy and Jane go into detail on Thunder in Paradise, which is a bit like a deep dive into a topic and a bit like spiralling into madness.
    Jane: (laughing) He's a mercenary who lives in a Disney resort!
    Andy: We've thought more about Thunder in Paradise than anyone has for the last fifteen years, guaranteed.
  • Yoshi's Crafted World and Luke's Crafted Yoshi Abomination:
    • Luke succumbs to Cuteness Proximity for the game, and Ellen mentions that she finds bushbabies so cute that they actually cause her physical pain. So Luke makes a joke that one's gotten loose and is burrowing into her stomach like some sort of reverse xenomorph.
    • Luke goes to surprising effort to reproduce Yoshi's eating noise.
    • They conclude that a zombie Thwomp would sort of crash land and explode into goo.
    • The aim challenge is a bit silly.
      Luke: Leading the target, leading the target...[misses]
    • Crafting the Yoshi abomination proves to be, itself, quite difficult, to the point where both Ellen and Jon end up helping out, and the timer still goes into negatives. And even after all that Yoshi looks like he's doing the Kermit the Frog crumple-mouth expression.
      Luke: Why did I just cut that in half? Literally what is the plan?
      Luke: You know what? Yoshi doesn't need legs.
    • The Yoshibomination manages its first kill when Luke has it wave goodbye and its tongue falls out. Victim: Ellen. Cause of death: Laughing too hard.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Luke's Tricky Trial:
    • We open with a groggy and jetlagged Ellen, having fallen asleep on a piece of paper, being woken up by an insufferably chirpy Luke. After the opening theme, Luke has to help her unstick the paper from her head, at which point he looks concerned at the page, scrunches it up, and throws it away.
    • During a discussion of the series' terrible Punny Names:
      Ellen: Oh no, I have to think of a good pun on the spot.
      Luke: You really don't, because they haven't.
    • Ellen's eventual conclusion is that she would be "Justine Overbar" because she's short and would only barely be visible over the bar.
    • We learn that Ellen chose not to learn archaeology because she was worried she'd break her legs and accidentally destroy things. This culminates in Luke proposing literal Disaster Dominoes with terracotta warriors.
    • Luke's mock trial of Mike is a bit weird, even overlooking the ham-acting: Luke is a Hanging Judge who intends to put Mike to death for stealing Easter eggs, he has to pause for a moment because he left the key documents outside, the black and white "security camera footage" has Mike's face from their livestream thumbnails plastered on top in full colour, and Luke's glowing praise of Andy as a perfectly law-abiding living saint has Ellen squinting suspiciously before he even finishes talking. For bonus points, Andy is literally wearing a "ROGUE" T-shirt and eating the evidence when he walks in.
    • Andy's testimony features a deliberately stilted delivery, which is hilarious given that he uses the phrase "getting shredded like a champion".
    • Andy's tearful confession goes a bit off the rails:
      Andy: (fake-distraught) I should be put to death and so should Mike!
    • The really worrying part is that the judge concurs, and sentences everyone concerned to death.
      Andy: I'll kill Mike and then the police can kill me.
  • Little Friends Dogs & Cats and Ellen's Resident Evil Sandwich:
    • Again: read the title.
    • The opening has Luke insist that a Rage 2 promo toy is completely harmless, leading directly to the (offscreen) accidental maiming of a seagull, while feathers drift in front of the camera.
    • Luke explains that they just won't do an opening for the video, and he'll definitely remember to tell Producer Jon that it should be cut. Yeah, about that.
    • When Luke boots up the game of the title, Ellen immediately starts her usual Cuteness Proximity Squeeing. Luke's in-game puppy Herbert is particularly effective at provoking it.
      Luke: Ellen, are you going to be okay?
      Ellen: (awkwardly) Uh-huh...
    • The entire visit to the item shop, particularly when Luke puts a Santa hat on Herbert.
      Luke: But it's not Christmas! We can't! We mustn't.
    • Luke imagines Herbert is a "cool '90s teen dog".
    • Luke plays with the dog:
      Luke: This is a 1-star sound bone, which is my new Twitter bio.note 
    • Herbert levels up and learns the "Give Paw" gesture. Both key members of Oxtra respond as though this is the most significant news of the season, with Ellen flinching backwards and clutching at her heart.
      Luke: Oh my god. This is not a drill.
    • While tugging on Herbert's cheeks and going "who's a good dog":
      Luke: If you do this too much, he calls the RSPCA.
    • Herbert keeps refusing to pee where he's supposed to when he's taken for a walk. Dog owners can relate.
    • When they enter Herbert in a frisbee competition, Ellen is very competitive and wants to "destroy" the other dogs...right up until she sees them, at which point the usual cooing returns.
    • Both of them get very invested in the competition, although Luke does lament that there's no option to give Herbert a consolatory pat if he misses the frisbee.
    • The segue from "cute puppy antics" to "Zombie Apocalypse" is a tricky one, and Luke doesn't quite nail it.
    • The quiz today is structured as an interview for Ellen to join STARS. It goes poorly.
      Luke: Do you have what it takes?
      Ellen: No.
    • The first question is a fakeout: at first it sounds like Luke is asking Ellen what STARS stands for, prompting her to collapse, clutching at her head, at which point it turns out that the actual question is what Ellen thinks STARS should stand for. This, too, goes poorly.
      Ellen: Super Trooper And Really...Super.
    • Ellen's sandwich choices nearly kill Jon.
    • There is, of course, an Inventory Management Puzzle. During it, Luke comes up with reasons for a few of the things in it, such as the ram skull...but not the selfie stick, toy snake, or teddy bear.
    • The bonus challenge is to fit in a porcelain dog without abandoning any weapons.
    • When Ellen tries to say that Pokemon and plagues have a lot in common because "gotta catch 'em all", Luke immediately leaves to let her think about what she just said.
    • When a commenter has made several of them in XCOM, Luke concludes that they've expressed Mike's "inner self" - which means the character is in clown makeup and is nicknamed "Oops".
  • The Sinking City Gameplay:
    • Andy starts out hugely obsessed with Harry Potter Wizards Unite and Mike has to confiscate his phone.
      Mike: How about we help a city that actually needs our help, like Oakmont City from The Sinking City?
      Andy: Why, what's wrong with that?
      Mike: (after a moment's pause) It's sinking.
      Andy: Oh, yeah.
    • Lovecraft Country comes up, with the hosts mentioning that Massachusetts seems to be the creepiest state in the US.
    • It's been a long time since the last proper Show of the Weekend. Perhaps not as long as the presenters joke that it's been, though.
      Andy: We were discussing these new horseless carriages they have these days.
      Jane: It was before E3 and the game of the week was Cup and Ball.
    • Jane explains her creative process:
      Jane: It's called being performatively cynical, or "a jerk", to Andy, because it's funny.
  • Super Mario Maker 2 and Luke's Mario Moulding Challenge:
    • After mentioning Gooigi, Ellen is convinced that she's found "Gooellen" in her pocket. Luke attempts to prove that it's a jelly baby by eating it...and it makes a tiny little scream when he takes a bite.
    • While playing Cadence of Hyrule, Ellen spends a lot of time grooving to the background music. When they get to the windmill, she starts providing "air percussion" as well.
    • "So it's good that we saw death, actually" - Luke, prompting Ellen to dissolve into laughter.
    • Luke and Ellen collaborate on a terrible segue.
      Luke: From moving to the beat to moving blocks around to make your own Mario levels...
      Ellen: Which are neat!
    • Ellen dissolves into laughter again at the sight of Meowser, AKA Bowser's cat fursona.
    • Luke redefines our understanding of anatomy:
      Luke: It's actually a clear plastic ball full of children's slime to play with, but I thought, what is a head but a hard thing full of slime?
    • Luke compares their work with the modelling clay Mario to Weekend at Bernie's.
    • They watch it slowly topple over, and Luke gets Ellen to photograph it from an angle where the head still appears to be attached.
  • "Apex Legends Season 2 and Andy's Spooky Mario Maker Ordeal":
    • Ellen starts out wondering if Luke is depressed after he creates a Mario Maker level that has coins arranged to spell "LIFE IS PAIN". Luke clarifies that he means "PAIN" as in French for bread, because he's been learning to bake.
      Luke: Baguette?
    • A Baguette boop follows where Ellen somehow manages to not corpse.
    • Afterwards, while they're eating pieces of baguette and talking about games, Luke mentions that if you're stuck for a joke when writing, a baguette entering the frame is always funny.
    • Luke's level features some...unusual design choices:
      Luke: Now here I've tried to make a sort of Hell for Chain Chomps. Uh, I don't know why I've done this...
    • The final gag is, as Luke puts it, "the point where clever level design goes out the window and we just sort of design a cruel trap for Andy".
    • Andy actually figures out a loophole in the level by skipping the ring of Boos entirely!
    • "It's fine, I'll just clear this jump with a-" [casually walks off the edge] - Andy Farrant
    • Ellen has to admit, during the first question, that she hasn't actually played Apex Legends.
      Luke: [Decisively] I have played a little bit of it, but not loads, because I was bad at it, and that made me give up.
    • Ellen crafts a question entirely around the concept of "a Pecs Legend" by asking about video game characters with huge pectoral muscles.
    • Luke's assessment of Duke Nukem: Quite some pecs, but basically unbearable in every other respect.
    • When Doomguy comes up, Luke just has to get in another line about him being Link.
    • On Kratos:
      Luke: I could push that [pec] and not feel any give whatsoever. Not that I would, because Kratos would crush my head.
    • Luke picks Old Kratos because, in a combat situation, he would be mostly useless and considerably smaller than Kratos, and therefore could fit the Atreus role.
    • Ellen gets Luke to do push-ups. It turns out that she was just expecting him to say no.
      Luke: I would point cheerfully at the camera and go 'Let's read what's in the comments!' but my arms don't lift any more.
    • Just the line "Well that's a mime we didn't need!"
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Andy's Difficulty Mode Dilemma:
    • Andy starts out locking himself in the office for 18 hours and his Switch is out of battery. By the time Luke arrives he's staging a wedding between the Yoshibomination and Pom Pom Kirby.
      Luke: Hey Andy, what's up?
      Andy: (throwing toys off the sofa) Normal things! Normal things! ALL NORMAL!
      Luke: Okay...
    • Luke's impromptu ditty while playing Blazing Chrome:
      Luke: o/~ Alien robot worm, you are a loser o/~
    • Luke is befuddled by this new idea of learning more about a game by asking questions that are tangentially related to it.
    • Andy issues a Hot Take:
      Andy: But Luke, I put it to you that The '80s were actually bad, and everyone's looking at it with rose-tinted glasses, which were probably fashionable at the time.
    • Andy is under the impression that the movie Wall Street is about an actual gecko.
    • When the questions drift into the new field of Young-People-Knowing, Luke immediately loses points for referencing Huey Lewis.
    • Luke has to name three things kids like. He concludes that they've gone off Fortnite because now their parents are playing it with them and have moved over to Apex Legends.
      Andy: They've gone off Apex as well now.
      Luke: Have they? But onto what?
      Andy: Drugs, or something.
    • He then has to come up with two other things, so he proposes Kylo Ren and podcasts.
    • When Luke compares LOL Surprise dolls to Bratz dolls, there's a shot of some Bratz dolls accompanied by a completely out-of-place fanfare.
    • We have Learned a Lesson.
      Luke: If you block in a game, you've resigned yourself to being hit.
      Andy: Weird, that sounded wise, but it really wasn't, was it?
    • When Andy brings up some trivia about President Garfield's assassination, Luke thinks he's talking about the cat.
    • Jon's skill at Pictionary guessing is rewarded with a signed copy of the badly drawn Batman art.
    • The final comedy bit features the Oxventurers attempting to sail from a mystical fantasy land to London, England, tormented by Dob's attempts to perform 999 Bottles of Ale on the Wall. Just as a bonus, the interior of Johnny's DM screen is shown...and it's covered in pictures of their dog, Watson, accompanied by the text DO IT FOR HER.
  • World of Warcraft Classic and Ellen's Warcraft Cinematic Challenge:
    • It turns out that when playing D&D, Ellen gets so in-character as Merilwen that she can't actually remember what happens. This leads to them needing to have a bear killed, and Ellen seems to believe it was humanely extracted and, presumably, sent to a farm upstate.
    • "Doomguy is basically a compact Godzilla."
    • They engage in synchronised "Chris Pratt raptor taming" to convince the audience not to unsubscribe.
    • When asked for something she thinks has become too complicated these days, Ellen immediately says "Life" and Luke slams his laptop shut.
      Luke: (while laughing) Show of the Weekend, Show of the Weekend...
      Ellen: Um...Worrying about finances.
      Luke: (slams his laptop shut again)
    • Attempting to choose a faction in the Warcraft world goes badly off track into whether or not Elsa from Frozen can raise zombies (they conclude she can).
    • They play a game of Andy's creation, called "World of Warcraft Thing or Heavy Metal Band".
      Luke: I wasn't keeping score there but you got some right!
    • All Ellen can get out while watching a Pandaren martial artist beat up orcs is "what a good panda".
    • In a reverse Golden Snitch Ellen loses a million points for choosing the wrong faction.
    • Ellen has to be prevented from using time travel to get cake. Luke stopping her is almost Hypocritical Humor given the various time travel Pikachu incidents. Then it turns out the device is powered by smug, and Ellen gets Luke some Space Raiders from 1995.
  • She-Ra and the Link's Awakening Model Challenge:
    • We learn that Luke is absent this week because he misinterpreted the Nintendo Switch Ringcon as instead being some sort of Tolkien convention and immediately flew out to New Zealand at great personal expense to attend.
    • Ellen, as the title of the video suggests, introduces Andy to She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
      Andy: What was wrong with the old She-Ra - I mean, there was a lot wrong with the old She-Ra...
    • Andy sets up a Running Gag about it being a gritty reboot where Adora lives in modern-day Brooklyn and Hordak struggles with drug addiction and...okay, fair, someone probably did propose that at some point.
    • Andy has Seen some Shit.
      Ellen: It's probably 'cause things like My Little Pony went down really well...
      Andy: I'm not sure if that was for the right reasons.
    • Ellen's a capella version of the theme song, complete with Air Guitar. Which Andy then starts them extending.
      Andy: o/~ We must buy toys to defeat the Horde o/~
    • Ellen explains that the old Game Boy did not have a backlit screen and so was only usable in the light. Andy then "explains" that this was because the old Game Boy ran on coal gas, which you would buy by the ha'penny from the local coal-gas man.
    • The quiz is up to its usual standards, with the first question for learning about Link's Awakening involving Andy's favourite Backstreet Boys song.
    • They end up performing a decent chunk of "I Want It That Way" before Ellen realises that they could get a copyright strike.
    • Andy is disturbingly keen on seeing FLUDD shattered at the bottom of a ravine somewhere, before eventually concluding that the best thing to take from Mario into Zelda, and also every game, would be a shiba inu in a fedora.
    • When Andy tries to build a plasticine Link, we get "Ellen's just laughing at how good it is."
    • Play-Dough Link has a facial expression that can only be described as ":S", and his head is not all that firmly attached.
    • Andy's Link voice sounds like something out of Red Dead Redemption.
  • Untitled Goose Game and Luke's Fowl Quiz:
    • Ellen starts out having built a couple of goose-themed sock puppets, which she uses to yell in Luke's face and steal Mike's car keys.
      Luke: We can't go on like this. We simply can't go on like this, Ellen.
    • It does, in fact, go on like this, complete with plenty of giggling and Luke trying to perform a song using Ellen's honks. Eventually Luke steals one of the puppets and starts opening its mouth in time with the honks of the actual videogame.
    • When they try and steal the groundskeeper's keys, they pinch his trowel instead.
    • Luke's impromptu musical performance of "Rake in the Lake".
    • "Geese shouldn't have to regret their actions!" - Luke Westaway, 2019
    • Luke describes the game of the week as a "goose-'em-up".
    • Gladstone Gander is "the smuggest duck in the world".
    • Luke mentions that Fly Away Home is described on Wikipedia as a "coming-of-age goose drama". Ellen nearly ends up in hospital.
    • The whiteboard challenge poses some additional challenges because Ellen is still wearing the goose sock puppet.
    • Luke gets called on his hypocrisy for hating overly niche collective nouns but making an entire challenge out of them anyway. When he gives the correct answers, he sounds really angry about most of them.
    • Neither of them actually knows what the word "convocation" means.
    • Ellen looks right into Luke's eyes while making crow noises in what can only be seen as an attempt to bully him into issuing extra points.
    • Ellen's bird calls keep reducing both presenters to helpless laughter, especially when Luke attempts to conduct her speeding up her regular laughter to sound like a kookaburra.
    • Luke tries to drag Ellen in front of some kind of international tribunal for playing a Zelda game without him.
    • The final sock puppet gag is when Luke puts it on the wrong way up. It looks weird.
    • This ends with Luke's Skeksis impression.
    • Ellen and Luke slowly breaking down to how ridiculous it is, with loud laughs from Producer Jon off-camera.
    • Finally, Luke's last line.
      Luke: Did that feel like premium content?
  • Sega Mega Drive Mini and Donald Duck's Cowering Streets of Rage:
    • Everything involving Ellen's faintly disturbing Clicker sock puppet, particularly when it's removed and Luke handles it like he's disposing of a dead mouse.
    • Ellen concludes that since there are 42 games on the Mega Drive Mini that makes it the meaning of life.
    • Luke's detective work to link game box art to 16-bit screenshots, which is repeatedly derailed by a golden cat-thing with a baby's face in one screenshot. By about the halfway mark he's drawing a big circle around Ax Battler's crotch.
    • Luke then draws a set of Deal With It shades on the cat-thing, before running through the board drawing shades on everyone like Terezi Pyrope on a red crayon bender.
      Luke: A cool cat!
    • Luke's expression of seething rage at Ellen and Jon's attempt to cover up that they started the Link's Awakening remake without him.
    • Luke and Ellen's cover of "Under Pressure", scored for one vocalist and two geese.
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 and Ellen's Un-boo-lievable Quiz:
    • Luke is walking around with a vacuum cleaner and casually mentions that he is de-ghosting the studio. Ellen seems suitably mock-horrified to learn that the studio has ghosts.
    • They mention in passing that there are about 40 ghosts in Jane's lab. It turns out clones do have souls!
    • In discussion how much work they had to put into testing a new exercise peripheral for the Switch, it's mentioned that Ellen had to do all of the exercises, and Luke had to hold up the camera, which Luke tries to play off as being the lion's share of the work.
    • Ellen rolls out a Whiteboard Quiz, where she gives out a bunch of punny Boo names and Luke has to guess which ones are real and which ones aren't.
      • Luke and Ellen struggle to remember how to spell "bureaucrat."
      • Luke isn't sure what the pun in "Boolean" is supposed to be, at first assuming it is a reference to "Julian", then "bullion", and then has to get Ellen to explain what the word means (note: the True/False whiteboard quiz is in fact an exercise in Boolean Logic.)
      • Ellen helps Luke spell out "Boo B. Trap" because "I didn't want you to have to write 'Boobie'."
    Luke: Why would you not want me to have to do that?
  • Crazy Tower Tabletop Toppling with Dicebreaker:

  • Nioh 2 and the Horse Situation, and Luke's Stance-Off Challenge
    • The Cold Open features Luke doing difficult things (at Ellen's insistence) to prepare for playing Nioh 2. Namely, 150 push-ups, followed by eating an empty wine bottle.
    • The horse with a saw. Ellen and Luke's accents make it funnier.
      Ellen: ...Being called to war.
      Luke: The unpopular sequel! (both lose it) "He's back! He's got a saw!" It's a real U-turn, tonally.
    • It's never remarked on, but Luke's Nioh 2 character bears a suspicious resemblance to Ellen, and not just because of the hairstyles. (Considering the character was his idea of a "badass woman," it's kind of sweet, even if it may have been unintentional.)
    • Luke tries to decide on a real-life spirit helper—"probably nothing that's going to freak everyone out on the train."
      Ellen: Well, you'd get a seat.
      Luke: And then arrested for possession of a Ghost Tiger.
      • Having said that, he decides he'd like a Charizard companion. He wouldn't even have to take the train; he could fly around on its back, find a place out of sight to dismiss it, and land safely in a haystack.
    • The Stance-Off Challenge entails a series of questions about Luke's "stances" (wine or beer, cats or dogs, etc.), which he must answer through charades. It devolves into Silent Snark pretty quickly.
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds and Luke's Alien vs Predator Who-Would-Win Quiz:
    • Luke's team for hunting a Predator starts with Kirby, only for him to instantly regret his hubris when Ellen points out that Kirby would develop a Predator mouth from inhaling it.
    • Luke insists that since it's lockdown the government has decreed that everyone must watch Alien vs. Predator.
    • The actual alien vs predator quiz consists of fictional aliens against real-life predators. Luke's scenario for a tiger defeating Yoda is almost instantly fatal for Ellen.
    • Luke's speculation on the breeding cycle of E.T.'s species.
    • Luke cannot stress how little he wants to get into Avatar lore. Later, he mentions that he can't remember the names of any of the other characters because Avatar is bad.
    • As a side note, in a fight between a dinosaur and a character from a movie Luke doesn't like, was there any chance that Luke wouldn't pick the dinosaur?
    • Ellen describes ALF as a "weird, weird nose thing".
    • Ellen returns the favour for Luke nearly killing her earlier by proposing Rocket Raccoon vs. an actual raccoon.
    • Luke is really protective of his Tiger Beats Yoda scenario.

  • The Great 2020 Playstation Quiz - Show of the Weekend Returns!
    • The video starts with the "Stream Starting Soon!" muzak placeholder typical of OXtra livestreams, before cutting to Ellen and Luke in the familiar Zoom videochat boxes preparing to start their stream. Before a burst of static reveals that they are sitting on the purple sofa together. And then they react to this realization with startled screaming.
      • Evidently the screaming wasn't scripted. They were just supposed to act surprised, but Ellen's faux-scream set off Luke because the two co-hosts are basically just a couple of kids on a feedback loop.
    • #YearOfFear
    • Ellen remarks that she's finally doing an episode without having to film in her own bedroom. Luke looks around and notes that the OXBox set would make for a very spartan bedroom.
      Ellen: I like to sleep in a white void.
      Luke: And I like to live in the studio because it cuts down on rent. Why pay twice?
      Ellen: So wait, you've been on lockdown in here this whole time?
    • The infamous goose sock puppets make another appearance, prominently featured via stock footage as Luke explains the concept of the show for viewers who hadn't seen it in the past year.
    • Ellen notes that Luke was supposed to (finally) come up with a new theme to replace the obvious placeholder theme Show of The Weekend has used since the start.
      [Exact same into with the show's title written on a notepad with Luke singing the name of the show horribly off-key as always]
    • Ellen notes that with the new show format, they should at least rename the show. Luke points out that this would require them to ask Jane to create a new thumbnail template, and they both agree it's too much work.
    • The premise of the episode is that because they couldn't do a Show of the Weekend for basically all of 2020, they had to do one episode to cover everything that came out on the PS4 that year, in a single episode.
  • Can You Speak Victorian Slang?!: The slang quiz takes up much of the middle part of the episode. Highlights include:
    • "Smothering a parrot" (draining a glass of absinthe). Ellen bursts out laughing, and immediately starts acting out literally smothering a parrot, with sound effects.
      Building manager (not Andy): Yeah, we're having some complaints about the parrot noises? I'd just like to ask you all to keep it down here. I'm the building manager.
      Luke: You know, you have a very similar voice to Andy Farrant. But you're not! I can see you're not him. Your physical build is completely different.
      Building manager: I've got all these other extra arms. I don't know who this Andy Farrant is, but I imagine he has the regular two arms.
      • Ellen and Luke take a moment to reassure any parrots watching that they are pretty birds, and no one is going to smother them.
    • "Bone-shaker," a nickname for early bicycles, cuts to an old engraving of several men riding bikes in suits and fancy hats, with appropriate background dialogue.
      "Excuse me!" "Mind out for my bone-shaker!" "I say, drive straight, old boy! Have you been smothering a parrot?"
    • Finally, Ellen has to write up an Ace Attorney-style alibi, using as many period-appropriate slang phrases as possible.
      Luke: Ellen Rose. You are accused of the murder of—I don't know, let's say Andy.
  • Kippers: Gone Fishing in Skyrim:
    • The Dramatic Reading of the in-game fishing guide, Line and Lure.
      Luke: "It is customary in Skyrim to leave fishing supplies by waters where the fish are plentiful." Sounds unlikely, but fine.
      Luke: "You will learn the difference between a river betty's curious nibble, and a carp's eager pull."
      Ellen: ~Oooh!~
      Luke: Don't talk dirty to me, book!
    • Upon finding a pre-supplied fishing spot, Luke and Ellen immediately declare victory when they realize that there are already fish in the creel. And some beer in the basket next to it.
    • The game isn't programmed for catch-and-release fishing. Attempting to make it happen results in the fish floating away, belly-up and completely motionless. Don't worry, they're fine.
      Luke and Ellen: And awaaayyy!
  • Spicy Jellybean Roulette:
    • After the crew films "something" at the Loading Bar, Luke produces a box of hot-pepper-flavored jellybeans and declares an episode of "The Luke Show." His hubris soon becomes his downfall.
      Luke: (takes first turn, arrow immediately lands on "Carolina Reaper")
    • The posters hanging on the back wall turn out to be prophetic: "Don't be a Dob" and "I liked the bit where the guy went on fire."
    • Despite urging Luke to buy the jellybeans in the first place, Andy escapes the spiciest flavors, and ends up eating one less bean than Luke or Ellen (due to going last in the rotation). He offers to have one more to even things out... and it's habanero.
      Ellen: (through giggles) Welcome to the team!
      Andy: I feel strongly like I've been pepper-sprayed in the mouth.
  • A Cup Full of Pokémon Challenges:
    • For one challenge, Ellen has to round up four objects starting with M, U and K. They settle on four total, so she gets a mug, Mike (who identifies himself as "also a mug"), a spoon, which is a utensil, and a knife. For bonus points, Ellen's mic is picking up all the noises of her digging through drawers in the breakroom offscreen.
      Luke: Get out of here before Mike figures out any context as to what just happened to him.
    • When Luke has to wear a hat, Andy issues him with a baseball cap that Ellen points out makes him look like the protagonist of an 80s movie.
    • Another challenge requires Luke to "fly" around the room, which he interprets as walking around flapping his arms and going "ca-CAW". Naturally, it is at exactly this point that Andy shows up.
      Andy: Luke, as we're coming to the end of the year, we just need to do your performance review. I believe one of your Smart Targets this year was to reduce the amount of time you spent walking around the room going 'ca-CAW'.
    • Ellen gets a challenge that requires her to say "Pika" between every word for one minute. Naturally Luke steers the direction of the conversation towards Pikachu just to make it more confusing.
    • Luke's hugely overblown imaginary drum solo.
    • When Luke has to draw a Charizard with his eyes shut, once it's almost finished, he goes, "And the teeth! Can't forget the teeth" and draws them in noticeably to the right of Charizard's actual mouth, just floating in midair. Ellen is so desperate not to laugh out loud at this point that she nearly dies.
  • Luke's Archery Challenge:
    • Unlike some of the other, more arts-and-craftsy challenges the crew have put together (e.g. the Just Cause rocket blimp), this one involves a real bow and arrows. Inside the studio.
      • Not only that, but the target is placed at one end of the couch, while Ellen sits in her usual spot at the other end to film Luke. This is up there with the nutmeg cocktail on the "Don't Try This at Home" scale.
      • When one of the shots inevitably goes off-course, it misses Ellen, but punches a hole in the white studio backdrop.
      Luke: Oh my god, we're in so much trouble. No one show Oxbox this footage! My fingerprints are all over it! ...Is it below the sofa line?
      Ellen: (moves the target aside) Is it visible?
      Jon: It's in-shot.
  • Which Pokemon are YOU?? has Ellen and Luke taking a personality quiz to determine which pokemon they are. Luke ends up getting Greninja, one of his least favorite Pokemon; while Ellen gets Eevee, her favorite.
    Luke: (While Ellen is making cheerful noises): You got Eevee? Your actual favorite one! That's really annoying because that means the quiz actually works! That means Greninja is my special heart Pokemon.
    Ellen: The quiz saw past all of your answers, saw your very long limbs and your flexibility and was like "yeah, that's him".
  • Duel for the Lego AT-AT:
    • Luke and Ellen take issue with the walker's assembly instructions.
      Luke: Things have really escalated... "Final step: Build the rest of the AT-AT!" (shakes camera intensely)
    • The Lego walker turns out to be far more flexible than the movie version. Luke and Ellen make it foot-pop, slide across the table like a tobogganing penguin, etc.
    • Ellen's inevitable "Womp womp...a" after making a bad die roll.
  • 5-Second Videogame Pictionary Head-to-Head:
    • Because of the time limit, the level of artistry on display is... well, let's just say it has a ceiling. This does not stop Ellen and Luke from getting very competitive as the game progresses.
      Luke: (theatrically rips up his drawing) Hate my Pac-Man. See if I care!
      Ellen: No! ...I want them to go into that— we have an art folder. I keep everything we draw.
    • James and Mike pass by at different points, and get called in to referee.
      James: I see that highbrow content is being made.
      Mike: What are they supposed to be?
    • What makes Ellen lose it this episode? Luke's rendition of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which is just a stick figure with wiggly limbs.
    • John proposes a tie-breaker round when the score ends up 7-7: draw Pikachu.
    • The rematch episode pits Ellen against Mike. Jon asks them not to make excessively sad faces if they lose a round, as that will make him sad when he's editing the video.
      Mike: (demonstrates) I'll take the Oscar now.
    • The first round—draw Sonic—uses the infamous "drowning music" during the 5-second countdown.
    • Ellen and Mike both mishear "Charizard" as "Charmander"... but it ends up not making much difference. Ellen's drawing looks rather like an armless Godzilla, while Mike's resembles a caterpillar whose butt is on fire.
    • They both give K.K. Slider his beloved guitar. Mike's, however, looks like... something other than a guitar.
  • Smash or Pass: Dark Souls Bosses Edition:
    • Rather than using the commonly understood meanings of "smash" or "pass," Luke has Ellen demonstrate "smashing" each candidate with a sword to reject them, or "passing" them a bouquet of flowers to indicate interest.
      Ellen: (whispers) I won't tell him.
      Luke: Tell me what?
      (opening tune)
    • Ellen decides to "smash" High Lord Wolnir.
      Ellen: Too big! Too tall!
      Luke: Well, High Lord Wolnir asks that you not body-shame him for being a colossal skeleton.
      Ellen: I do prefer to date someone with skin.
      Luke: That's fair. Skin is so important in a relationship... But, just putting this out there—lots of jewelry. Golden bracelets? Nice crown? Could all be yours!
      Ellen: Yeah, but I want substance!
      Luke: You want skin.
      Ellen: (creepily) I want skin.
      Luke: I don't like this game anymore.
    • Things get interesting when Ornstein and Smough show up.
      Luke: I know what you're thinking, "Do I have to date them both?" Yes. They come as a pair.
      Ellen: (dies)
      • Judging by the tears Ellen was wiping away after the cut, it probably took a while for her to get it out of her system.
  • Spraying Mike With Every F1 Fragrance:
    • The cold open.
      Luke: Ellen?
      Ellen: Hmm?
      Luke: Can we talk about cars?
      Ellen: (groans)
      Luke: Yeah, that's the noise they make!
    • Three words: "thrilling citrus woody." Also, one of the fragrances is literally called "Neeeum!"
    • Andy walks by at an inopportune time: specifically, while Luke and Ellen are smelling Mike's hand. Fortunately, they're able to clarify what's going on, and convince him to come over and give his own opinion.
      Andy: That's Christmas morning fragrance sent from an unliked uncle. (everyone cracks up)

    Other Videos 
  • Occasionally, the team finds a cocktail recipe in a video game and will attempt to recreate the recipe in real life. It almost never ends well.
    • In Hitman (2016), Andy and Mike find the Bare Knuckle Boxer recipe in the Paris level, and were able to read it using the sniper rifle's zoom feature. Mike is obsessed with his skull-shaped vodka bottle. Andy immediately shows off his flair bartending skills, using Mike as a prop. Mike horrifying comments that he's "being flair bartended on" and wonders if Andy has put a hex on him. Andy's finished product reminds him of drainwater, so he foists testing it onto Luke.
    Luke: Can I check my contract?
    Mike: Nope!
    Andy: It's fine, you didn't see us make it.
    • Later, when he actually tastes it, after failing to find a compliment for it, they tell him where the recipe is from.
    Andy: Do you feel like, if it was full of rat poison, you wouldn't be able to tell?
    • To celebrate the holiday season for 2016, they mix a drink from Dishonored 2 and dub it the Royal Conservatory Coolernote . First, there's a false start when they misread the recipe and put in a terrifyingly excessive amount of nutmeg (which is surprisingly lethal, as spices go). Then, when the first attempt has been delicately disposed of and they've mixed a less deadly version and tested it on Ellen, Jane and Andy take fairly small sips and respond appropriately - Jane compares the taste to window cleaner, and Andy manages little that's more coherent than "Oh, my God! It's so bad!"
    • Sea of Thieves Grog Cocktail: Andy attempts to be historically informative. It goes poorly enough that by five minutes in he's claiming that pirates wore eyepatches because it stopped them from putting holes in the ship with their laser eyes.
      Jane: What's the most piratey umbrella colour?
    • Hitman 2 contains a cocktail called the Dragon Flame, and it turns out that Andy has a bit of inside information on how it came about: apparently he was talking smack about the Colorado level of Hitman (2016) at EGX Rezzed, and one of the developers of that level came up to him at the party and asked what his least favourite cocktail ingredients are, and then came up with a cocktail that used all of a human tear, just for good measure. When the time comes to actually drink, Andy stalls for nearly a minute before actually taking a sip.
      Luke: So this has literally been made to spite us.
      Andy: Yes.
    • While the video overall is on the border between this and Bile Fascination, a less bad-tasting comedic moment comes from the group's attempts to fulfil the "human tear" part of the recipe, which initially involves Andy reminding Luke of the bit in Paddington where Paddington runs away from the Browns' home.
    • "The Outer Worlds Concentrated Distillate Cocktail": When Mike tops it off with whipped cream in a spray can, Andy complains about his technique, so Mike deliberately gets sloppier just to mess with him. Indeed, the whipped cream proves such an issue that the eventual garnish sinks into it and disappears without a trace.
    • When the Cyberpunk 2077 teasers introduce the Johnny Silverhandnote , Team Oxbox comes up with an alternative recipe: some of the liquid from Keanu Reeves's bathtub in The Matrix, stirred with a silver robot hand, garnished with a dolphin from Johnny Mnemonic, and fired at you out of one of John Wick's guns. Then Mike discovers that while he was assembling the multiple kinds of firewater required to make it, he somehow forgot to bring a glass. Strangely, the result is apparently quite drinkable.
  • The Ultimate Friendship Quiz in "2 Million Subs! Thank You!" has a simple setup. Team member A will ask B a question, then get C to say what they thought B's answer was. It goes to strange places.
    Jane: So you're saying you wouldn't want to be a gold medallist horse dancer?
  • Showdown of the Weekend 2017:
    • The "key pillars" of Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra are revealed to be Violence, Friendship and Charades.
    • In Andy's round of the friendship quiz, the last question for Mike is whether Andy prefers pancakes or waffles. The resulting answer... creates a rift.
    Mike: I would say pancakes. Because if you have a selection of accompaniments for pancakes, each pancake can have a slightly different blend of ingredients on top of it. Whereas waffles, you just pour the stuff on top of it and it just kind of sits in the little compartments and it's rubbish.
    Jane: [To Andy] ... I can't believe you said that.
    Andy: Unbelievable. You just listed the best thing about waffles as a drawback!
    Mike: It's a breakfast, not a storage medium!
    Andy: That's it! This channel is over!
    • And then Andy reads out his exact words on the subject:
    Andy: "Waffles, because syrup and fruit can pool in the indentations. The outside is crispy and the inside is fluffy"!
    Luke: That is the angriest anyone has ever said "the outside is crispy and the inside is fluffy".
  • 8 New Games Out in June 2018: Luke makes a determined attempt to persuade Mike that updating the dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Evolution from their appearances in the original movies, which were based on the then-cutting edge but now outdated research of the 1980s-1990s, to reflect contemporary knowledge will only be for the best. Mike is unconvinced, as this would involve making the Tyrannosaurus rex "less terrifying and more ridiculous" — among other things, the dinosaur would be covered in feathers, unable to run and would only produce a low hooting/humming sound instead of a bellowing roar. Luke's attempts to persuade him otherwise are... unsuccessful. And are mercilessly trolled.
    Luke: The great thing about Jurassic Park was that it actually took contemporary dinosaur research of the time and made a film about what people then really thought dinosaurs were like. And they were scary because they were gigantic and will kill you and all the rest. Jurassic World has the opportunity now to do that again with the latest, much more up-to-date research on dinosaurs, which is quite different—
    Mike: Is that they're much less cool.
    Luke: It's not that they're less cool!
    Mike: I suspect what they'll do is go with the old thinking where they're really cool.
    Luke: [Looking like he wants to throw Mike out a window] No, but—! But when—when there's a big Hollywood movie with a feathered T-rex going "hmmmmm..." [Mike cracks up] then people will see that that can be and is just as terrifying and just as exciting. [Mike looks skeptical]. So that's what I'm hoping for. And that's why Jurassic World is bad.
    Mike: Fruit is nature's sweets!
  • Showdown of the Weekend 2018:
    • The very start of the video has Team Oxtra waving the trophy in front of the projector, and someone is doing shadow puppets.
    • "I am the Outside Xbox announcer, a person you have not heard before, and I want you to put your hands together to welcome your host for the evening, the charming, wonderful, Andy Farrant!" - Andy Farrant
    • Andy keeps bringing up that he's impartial in unrelated contexts, usually after having demonstrated or suggested a ''lack'' of impartiality.
    • The "Violence" round this time is executed in Nidhogg 2, complete with praising the Victory Worm at the end.
    • The post-Nidhogg game interview. Andy, while assuring everyone how impartial he is, gets rather insistent on the subject of Outside Xtra describing exactly what just happened in the game they just lost.
    • The completion of the "Violence" round sees Jane do a handshake fake out to Luke after Outside Xbox wins. Luke gets... melodramatic in response.
      Luke: [Clutching his heart, on his knees, fake weeping] How can we win against such evil?!
      Andy: Stop trying to make yourself the underdogs! You're the champions! You can't be the underdogs! We've had this talk!
      Luke: And yet, here we are.
    • The "Music" round has some quality salt from Mike about Luke's recent album release ("Short Songs With Long Titles").
    • Luke proves Mike had nothing to worry about by attempting to play the theme to Street Fighter II, wrong.
    • Jane insists that she has no musical talents, unless there should happen to be a harpsichord somewhere in the quite small box.
      Jane: Why is it that I can only think of the Simpsons theme right now?
    • Jane then gets a harmonica to play a song she's almost never heard of. She has to ask where the "business end" is.
      Andy: I should pay attention to the rhythm, more than the notes.
    • Ellen's turn:
    • Kazoo technology has come a long way since Ellen's first encounter with them as a tiny child...according to Luke, anyway.
    • Luke proclaims that it would be such a bad idea to choose the ocarina. Then he chooses the ocarina anyway possibly because he has the theme from The Legend of Zelda. The first note he attempts causes both himself and Ellen to break down laughing.
      Andy: I did have a brief practice on the ocarina and it is unbelievably difficult.
    • Luke's actual attempt has almost everyone giggling, including Andy.
      Mike: It sounds like the mating call of a rare bird.
    • Luke celebrates their victory in the "Music" round by attempting to shred on the ocarina like he was doing a guitar solo for Van Halen.
    • Andy applies Who Writes This Crap?! to his own notes.
      Andy: What great music that was, I think we can all agree. Why did I write that? I knew it wasn't gonna be good.
    • Team Oxtra are rebuked for attempting to get an early leg-up on round three.
      Andy: Only the truest, closest friends deserve to call themselves Showdown Champions - stop hugging!
    • Andy asks Ellen how many of Luke's secrets she knows. Ellen retorts that the whole point of a secret is that it's secret and she wouldn't know any.
      Andy: Keeping secrets from each other. I'm impartial.
    • The first question in the Friendship round is about which ridiculous thing Luke believed into his twenties: that reindeer didn't exist, that buffalo wings were made from actual buffalo, or that if you got a negative money amount on a quiz show you owed them money. Ellen picks the quiz show one on the grounds that she really hopes it's true. (It was actually the buffalo wings, and Luke explains that he thought that "wings" was a term for the buffalo's back muscles.)
    • When it turns out that Luke won silver in a trampolining competition, he's coaxed into doing his Mario jump...and drops his mic in the process.
    • Luke explains an early disappointment in theatre, culminating in "But I got a corncob pipe, so swings and roundabouts."
    • Andy is horribly offended by Mike's indifference to the Backstreet Boys.
    • Andy keeps asking people to explain the specific weird event or situation that was in each question about them. When it comes to Jane's knowledge of pi, Jane simply gives him a blunt "no".
    • Jane mentions that a lecturer once told her that only an insufferable pedant would learn pi to more than two decimal places.
    • Mike takes a potshot at Luke's buffalo wing thing during his own time answering the questions.
      Luke: Rising above it. What you're seeing is rising above it.
    • The first potential truth about Ellen is that she was once given detention for being late to school because she stopped to pet a cat and lost track of time.
      Luke: ... I mean, I will hear the other ones, just in case.
    • Luke explains his reasoning for the first answer he gives by stating that Ellen has told him about literally every cat she's ever met.
    • Just the revelation that Ellen Rose was such a goodie two-shoes at school that she'd be sent out of the room on errands whenever the teacher had to yell at the rest of the class so that she wouldn't be included in the telling off.
    • There is clearly some lingering trauma over the events of the fifth D&D campaign.
      Andy: Yes, "Merilwen's Meat-Grinder"... we all regret it...
      Ellen: It was the grease!
      Andy: Oh yes! Blame the grease! Don't blame the sharp spikes!
    • When the second question includes, as one possible answer, "Ellen once had a small dog thrown at her", Luke's immediate instinct is to think that Ellen would have mentioned the breed.
    • Andy gives Mike's full name as "Micycle Channell". Mike plays along.
    • The final, Golden Snitch round is to draw a Pikachu.
    • Andy takes the opportunity to vent about the angry comments he gets whenever he judges a Pikachu-drawing contest, as an explanation for why the audience is getting the vote this time.
    • Team Oxbox got a little bit carried away and signed theirs, even though the entire point of the judging system is that the audience won't know which is which. They eventually solve it by signing Oxtra's as well.
      Luke: But then it's not going to be worth anything!
    • Jane's victory speech thanks Lord Cthulhu.
  • "Gamer Energy Drink Taste Test":
    • All of the comparisons of what things look, smell and taste like.
      Andy: (reading the chat) Hannah Milligan says, 'It looks like the Disneyland fountains smell.'
      Jane: As you might expect, there is nothing in nature that looks like this, except...
      Mike: Or smells, or tastes...
      Andy: It's trying to mimic some kind of fruit. Maybe...straw...berry?
      Mike: You're drinking Bald Keanu Reeves's bathwater.
      Andy: So it's like burnt sugar.
      Jane: Is it named after Kirby? It looks like Kirby.
      Jane: This is the galaxy brain flavour.
      Andy: It's some kind of cleaning product, I think.
      Jane: Why must I get the organ flavour?
      Mike: It smells like a swimming pool, or something.note 
      Mike: To be fair, it does taste like raspberry. It doesn't taste like genetically modified raspberry.
      Jane: (showing off the powder before she mixes it with water) You know when they make pigments, like, when they crush minerals for paint? That is the vividness of that colour.
      Andy: It tastes like banana medicine.
      Andy: That looks like paint water.
      Mike: It smells, or something.
    • Jane comments that her first drink comes from, she's pretty sure, the lab that created The Incredible Hulk.
    • The name of the first drink, according to Jane, refers to an idiom she's never heard of and might as well be gibberishnote .
      Jane: It's "Blue Chug Rug".
      Mike: What?! Get off!
      Andy: What does that mean?!
    • Andy takes the whole ordeal seriously enough to bring a whisk.
      Jane: Oh no, Andy's already inhaled his caffeine for the day.
    • The marketing copy for Andy's first drink is a little over-the-top, and the Oxbox crew start dunking on the company over it.
      Jane: Is it called a "matrix" because they're not legally allowed to call it a drink?
    • Just, in and of itself, the fact that one of the flavours is called HYPERBEAST.
    • Mike gets very worked up about how one of Jane's drinks is supposed to be mixed with half a litre of water.
    • "I don't hate it - no, do I hate it? I kind of hate it now." - Jane
    • Things get weird.
      Andy: 360 no-scoped by a banana with a sniper rifle.
    • When Andy has a beige packet, Jane guesses "Violent Vanilla" and "Killer Vanilla".
    • Mike blows the conspiracy wide open:
      Mike: Maybe they're all the same drink.
    • Andy talks about how he doesn't know why his second drink, which came out of a packet labelled "Swiss Roll", is named what it's actually called or how anyone would ever guess it.note 
      Mike: Is it called So Much For Swiss Neutrality?
    • Mike's cocktail shaker is Capcom-branded and he's not sure why.
    • When they have trouble figuring out Andy's pineapple-flavoured onenote , Jane eventually sticks with just "Mancrush".
    • The whole brain pathways Running Gag, culminating in Jane "explaining" that she's like Dr Manhattan and as such if she's having trouble following the conversation it's because she is also on the Moon and in the Renaissance and all other times and places simultaneously.
    • When Jane laments that she can't put any in test tubes because she doesn't have any, Andy produces an erlenmeyer flask. He later produces other pieces of scientific glassware, culminating in "doing experiments" by mixing them (all he manages is to create another liquid the same colour as greenscreen, which he dubs the "T-virus").
    • They do a hand check.
      Jane: I'm fine. Why are you all vibrating?
    • Andy suggests that Jane's final drink is just made from the blue meth from Breaking Bad, and suggests the name "Heisenberry Blast".
      Andy: Is it just copper sulphate?
      Jane: It's just crushed-up copper sulphate, yeah.
    • We "learn" that there aren't any lemon-flavoured ones because that destroys the nootropics.
      Mike: That's about as scientific as the nonsense written on the website, so.
    • Even mixing Andy's drink prompts a coughing fit while his esteemed colleagues rib him about him dying.
      Mike: It just released a load of alien spores.
    • The final drink is the exact same shade of green as the green-screen Mike is using.
      Jane: It looks like comedy nuclear waste, or toxic waste, like you'd mutate if you fell in a vat of it.
      Mike: I'm about to become a ninja turtle, yeah.
    • Jane loses and has to drink an entire cupful.
      Jane: What time is it and what time am I sleeping? Like July or August or-
    • Andy attempts to stage an intervention.
      Jane: I need to finish it before it finishes me.
  • The entire team plays a social deduction game called Werewolf with Dicebreaker members Johnny Chodini and Alex Lolies. One version uses Luke as the game master, while another uses Johnny. The two of them try to one-up each other with ridiculous settings, including Johnny creating a village where they use mustard poultices on everything, Luke setting a village under the sea and killing werewolves with narwhal harpoons, and an evil time-traveling swan named Terrible Jake who eventually became the God-Emperor.
  • Their riffing of The Brain That Wouldn't Die for Hallowstream 2020 has some great moments:
    • when The Igor and the Mad Doctor are talking and scolding one another, Luke imagines one is telling the other not to have sex in a just-sterilised laboratory.
    • When the Mad Doctor is speeding along a winding road, they trade jokes about how his old-fashioned car has now set the world land speed record of 15-20 miles per hour.
    • In response to a joke about The Fast and the Furious, Mike cracks that they have yet to do someone's brain surviving outside their skull, but it's only a matter of time.
    • When The Igor seems really intense about the contents of the closet:
      Andy: I was partying with some Frankensteins and things got out of hand.
      Luke: It's a real monster mash in there.
    • Jane gives the villainous lab a mark of "grade-A, A-OK science". Somehow it's not reassuring.
    • "The special compound was actually ordinary water all along." - Luke Westaway, shortly before the topic changes to Mountain Dew
    • When there's the seemingly inevitable sexy dance club scene:
      Luke: Aaaaaaaand demonetised.
    • Luke and Mike declare Robocop "the most erotic movie ever made".
    • The movie is, according to the Oxbox crew, the origin story for both Dwayne Johnson and Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • They conclude that Jan, the severed head, is actually the best scientist in the movie.
    • Luke identifies an unpleasant scene early on and asks Mike to drown it out with tyre trivia.
    • "Cinema was a mistake." - Luke Westaway
    • As the movie's thirst becomes more obvious, they riff that the head subplot was added later and the original plot was just this one weirdo going on a string of, as Mike puts it, "quote-unquote 'sexy'" stalkery nights out.
      Luke: It was originally called The Worst Man in the World.
    • After an hour punctuated by regular bouts of sleaze:
      Andy: Guys, I'm starting to think the Sixties were a bit sexist.
    • Luke staves off the sweet embrace of death by eating a jammy dodger.
    • Andy has some ideas to improve the movie.
      Andy: I think her and Jan should become some sort of two-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox that just kicks the hell out of Bill.
    • Luke spends a decent chunk of the movie openly wishing a horrible death on Bill. Considering that he's both a Mad Doctor and a grade-A creep it's hard to disagree, and indeed when his Karmic Death arrives the monster is greeted with a chorus of cheers.
    • Jane proposes a new title: The Brain That Wouldn't Do Anything.
    • When The Igor is overplaying his death:
      Luke: Do you think this was before the concept of 'milking it' was invented, because my God.
    • The questionable use of porny sax music as Doris passes out leads to Andy proposing that the monster in the closet is playing the saxophone.
    • Andy wraps up the movie with his best imitation of Rod Serling.
  • In "KIPPERS KILLS CHRISTMAS", Luke and Ellen decide to do one last livestream for 2020 by loading up Skyrim and putting a bunch of Christmas-themed mods on it.
    • Luke laments that in order to use these mods, he had to get the PC version of Skyrim, which means he's had to buy Skyrim... again.
    • Kippers is decked out in Kylo Ren cosplay.
    • Luke wants to show Ellen something special about the moon in this mod, but can't get the camera angle right while sitting on his flying reindeer. So naturally he spends five minutes messing about with the time skip trying to get the moon in the right place before he gives up and just lands the reindeer so his character can have full range of motion. All of this to reveal... a shadow silhouette of Santa's sleigh, pulled by a dragon... pointed straight at the ground.
    Ellen: laughing hysterically, then making an airplane diving sound
  • What is Sonic's TOP SPEED?:
    • Ellen starts out in a lab coat discussing the research they've done, only for things to get derailed when Luke shows up with the top of the camera frame cutting off his eyes and forehead. Eventually they're compelled to get out the Scully Box.
      Ellen: How do you live up here? It's very...
      Luke: The air is thin.
    • They have a plush Sonic on hand, which leads to a lot of comedy: Luke telling Ellen that she can't boop its nose until the science is finished, Luke moving one of its hands up to its mouth in a "gasp!" gesture, Ellen trying to hide Sonic's eyes to conceal drowning footage, Luke insisting that the plush was his payment for helping out with the video, and so on.
    • When Ellen calls Sonic a "radical rodent", Luke is there with a correction. Hedgehogs, it turns out, aren't rodents, but belong to the subfamily Erinaceinae, which Luke doesn't even attempt to read off Wikipedia before he declares that it can't be pronounced by humans, so they put it up as a caption. Eventually, to save pronunciation trouble, he decides to just go and edit the page so it says "rodent", accompanied by the word RODENT being slapped over the caption.
    • Luke determines that Eggman's Ultra-Accelerating Space Elevator stands for "U Are Sonic...Loser."
      Mike: "Elevator" starts with an E.
      Luke: (points at Mike) You are Sonic, loser.
      both Luke and Ellen break down laughing
    • Ellen laments that during the "black hole" stage of Sonic Colors Ultimate, Sonic does not turn around to observe the Hawking radiation. Luke points out that one, he was running for his life, and two...he's not sure the plush's head turns that way.
    • The entire bit where Luke attempts to have the Sonic plush hold up the whiteboard. He ends up insisting, "But Sonic can!" repeatedly.
    • Between the box and the lack of grip offered by the plush's hands on the whiteboard, Ellen has a hard time keeping her balance.
      Luke: Workplace incident!
    • Eventually, Luke asks why, if Sonic is that fast, gameplay is visible to the human eye. Cameraman James points out that Sonic wouldn't be going hell for leather all the time.
      Mike: I don't sprint everywhere! Just when it's lunchtime.
  • A bit of meta-humour—this time from a theatrical film, rather than an Oxbox video. Jane mentioned in a podcast episode that she'd appeared as an extra in Jurassic World Dominion. Fans had a field day when they figured out that she had been cast as a genetics lab tech for Biosyn.