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- Some of the VATS animations in their New Vegas LP go beyond insane. They're truly a hilarious wonder to behold.
- Every person in a room in the White Glove Society's casino is murdered by Reginald, except for one woman that is sitting down at a gambling (blackjack, maybe?) table. Reginald proceeds to casually sit down next to her and attempt to gamble, but the dealer is lying dead a room or two over.
- Or this:
"Your cannibal religion-"
"It's not a religion, it's a hobby"
- In episode 19 of the New Vegas series after Josh kills ranger Jackson with a sneak attack, he says as he walks out.
Josh: That guy's not a corpse back there, he's lying to you.
- Josh steals the Silver Rush. Then he walks over to the Gun Runners to sell everything, and during that he punches a man to death with his bare hands while carrying about a thousand pounds of guns.
- New Vegas, Episode 42: Josh is being lectured for causing Shamus' mental breakdown, and in the middle of it he nonchalantly says, "Ooh, there's a frag mine."
- Also, Shamus' Call-Back to "I get to decide who has a gun, and it's always ME!"
- The Great Crash, sent from the cosmic heavens to punish Josh for nearly driving the rest insane during this episode.
- Once it occurs, the cast make no reference to it or the leadup.
- New Vegas, Episode 30: Christine spending two whole minutes trying (and failing) to kill Reginald Cutfbert, and completely forgetting about it two minutes later.
- "I would like to assure our viewers at home that no children were harmed in our attempts to murder the children."
- Rutskarn avenges Josh screwing with them by doing a dramatic reading of the wikipedia article on the reproductive organs of male reptiles.
- Season 5, Episode 46 was a goddamn goldmine for these.
- Rutskarn: "Would you like for me to predict your behavior minutely down to every tiny and embarrassing detail, or do you want me to have security cameras in your house? Because we can't have both, Mumbles."
- Pretty much everything that happens when the Fire Axe is used in VATS, especially the mantis that flew into the air, then fell back only to be decapitated by a second swing.
- "I might have had some bad intel that the final boss was a wicked game of Scrabble..."
- Pick any moment from the Joshua Graham conversation.
- In New Vegas, Reginald Cuftbert kicked Waking Cloud into the sun. Don't ask us how, but it was hilarious.
- The glorious final three episodes of New Vegas were distilled down to being almost entirely consisting of Crowning Moments.
- At Patreon's request, they go back eight years later to play Old World Blues. The game immediately crashes. Thrice!
- Mumbles' squee when they finally take the Cannibalism perk. And then the episode ends with another crash.
- The group meets The Toaster. Josh declares him to be Reginald Cuftbert's long lost brother.
- "I'm so glad you could take time out of your busy schedule to teach a lonely Antlion how to fly."
- From the Half-Life 2 playthrough, we get this gem as Josh gets stuck in a staircase battling a headcrab zombie with his gravity gun:
Josh: I need something to throw at this guy... But I don't seem to have...
Shamus: Bullets. You have a machine that can throw bullets at him.
- Mass Effect 2, Episode 10 comes in with the group realizing that Mordin has apparently grown tired of Josh's struggling through the previous episode and has single-handedly cleared a room normally filled with infinitely respawning enemies.
- After one of the many times Josh reloads in Mass Effect 2, Mumbles and Rutskarn imitate giddy schoolgirls obsessing over Garrus.
Josh: I'm not cutting this.
- Episode 7 of Assassin's Creed 2:
- The clips from the failed attempt at playing the first Deus Ex on Shamus' computer during the Human Revolution playthrough.
Rutskarn I KNEW this day would come! I knew the day would come where cyborg satan whispered to me through Shamus' computer and tell me to kill Mumbles and stuff her body in a coffin with Shamus' audio card!
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution provided one thanks to the interface, while sneaking.
He had been trying to holster his weapon.
- The very next episode, while dealing with mines:
Josh: Inventory is full
Shamus: If only this game had some way to upgrade your...
At this point the stream catches up to Josh
Are they launching space shuttles from here? What could possibly
need this much infrastructure and support and this many personnel? I understand they had operations in the area, but... What
required this level of complexity and involvement? Chris:
...Have you ever been to Detroit? beat Shamus:
Ok, fair enough.
- The original series is full of Hilarious in Hindsight moments. For instance, the swap from Josh to Randy because Josh was insufficently Chaotic Stupid, and the beginning of the fine tradition of Shepard catching rockets with his/her face.
- The group imagining how they would behave if they were taken, in episode six of Alan Wake.
- "I maKE pUns to aMUSE my FRIends."
- During the 14th episode of Alan Wake, Chris at one point confuses Stephen King with Stephen Hawking. The rest of the crew start talking about how they could be playing the game as Hawking.
Rutskarn: *Imitating Stephen Hawking* naturally, once I mounted a floodlight to my chair it got pretty easy.
- Again during Alan Wake, Josh (and some clunky collision detection) lead to Alan being visibly wounded by walking into a chair. Much merriment ensued.
- Mass Effect 3, ep.11
Josh Hey, y'know, this thing's like a great, big heavy weapon that you get and it, like, sets stuff on fire. Y'know...
Rutskarn Shut the fuck up, Josh.
Rutskarn Shut up!
Josh I don't know...
Josh I don't have that much ammo for it.
- In episode 32 of the Mass Effect 3 season, Shamus got Josh back for all his trolling by declaring challange mode: say nothing negative about the game or company for the duration of the episode. The Thessia bossfight occurred in the episode. Note that Shamus was the only one who had completed the game, and so nobody else knew what was coming.
- Rutskarn's "Assalt and battering" pun in The Walking Dead episode 2.
- The group's discussion of the Ninja-Zombies in ep. 22 of The Walking Dead, resulting in Rutskarn getting out-punned by Shamus.
- In the Dishonored playthrough.
- Josh is trying to kill both Lady Boyle and the creepy nonlethal-option questgiver/stalker. He eliminates Lady Boyle after having difficulty with rampant AI, and finally approaches the stalker in the boat.
Josh (Throws whale oil at the boat) Here, I stuffed her inside this little bottle-
(Whale oil explodes)
Everyone (Laughter and amazement at the absurdity)
- Bonus points as that option is perhaps the most creative and morally right way to end the mission.
- Reginald Corvo spends the entire time he's supposed to grow weaker due to being poisoned throwing a tantrum and beaning everyone in the conspiracy with beer bottles with nobody reacting.
- Josh also accidentally killed Sokolov by beaning him with an empty bottle. The delayed reaction before everyone realises what happened is hilarious, especially when taking into account Rutskarn's discussion on how Josh's antics would make a cutscene look.
- Any time Rutskarn points out an obvious tone problem and Shamus/Chris responds with 5 minute long deconstructions.
- During the Tomb Raider 2013 season, Lara's big badass moment by grabbing a grenade launcher and going to town on the evil cult while screaming "RUN YOU BASTARDS!" while swelling music plays in the background was slightly undercut by Josh's repeated dying during the sequence. After the sixth or seventh go the whole thing had gotten hilarious rather than badass.
- In the sixth episode of Metro 2033, Josh meets up with Khan and enters into the dark and spooky ghost-filled tunnels- only for Rutskarn to make "con" puns over and over. Then Shamus joins in.
Shamus: I feel really bad(THIS IS A LIE I REGRET NOTHING) about how this episode turned out.
- The final Metro 2033 video has Shamus suggest that a licensed version of The Stanley Parable be made by Marvel, and that it should be called the Stan Lee parable. He then goes into a hilarious Stan Lee impression.
- Most of their episodes on Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death.
- Episode 8 features an audio log from Marlow's girlfriend, who mentions that she is translating proto-cuneiform scripts, and Josh loses it.
- The group's Mad Libs Catch Phrase of Marlow Briggs and _______! which they make fun of. Every episode of the season has it as the title.
- Their continuing amazement at how utterly inane and stupid the game is, and continuing to love it anyway.
- All of episode 13.
- Anytime the guys troll Mumbles by pretending ignorance about Batman, such as in their Sherlock Holmes special where they look like they're about to make the obvious comparisons between Batman and Sherlock but instead focus on attributes of Sherlock that Batman explicitly doesn't share such as killing enemies and using drugs.
- They take it to a new level by explaining really obvious things about Batman to Mumbles as if she didn't know; the kind of stuff pretty much everybody knows through Pop Culture Osmosis.
- 52 minutes of Reciever
- The end credits for the second week of Hitman: Absolution succinctly sum up a major problem with the game that week: "We framed the Hitman...for murder! And then we set him on fire!"
- The first episode of Arkham Asylum, when Batman is holding the Joker by the neck.
Rutskarn: ...This isn't his first time at the Satan Clown Rodeo...
- In the intro for Arkham Asylum Episode 4, the gang decides to introduce themselves by doing impressions of Batman's Rogues Gallery. Except Chris screws it up...
Mumbles: (In a Brooklyn accent) Hiya Mistah J, I'm Harley Quinn!
Rutskarn: (In a bad British accent) I'm Penguin! This is my British accent! I'm probably an American voice actor!
Shamus: (In a gruff voice) SOLOMON GRUNDY! BORN ON A MONDAY!
Chris: (In some kind of high-pitched southern accent) I'm-I'm-the... I'm Scarecrow! What's...?
Everyone: *Cue yelling*.
- Episode 11 of Arkham Asylum, the gang chats about the Rogue Gallery's social media.
- The many, many courtroom trials on Manaan in the Knights of the Old Republic season. When Josh got himself killed after being found guilty, the entire crew loses it. Their laughter even drowns out the end credits!
- Knights of the Old Republic, episode 45. Josh has (yet again) died and forgotten to save, forcing the cast to watch him do the space walk twice. Rutskarn takes the time to explain the intricacies of the THAC0 system from D&D, while Mumbles releases a hellish groan that slowly fades to a defeated whimper. It has to be heard to be believed.
- All of the Knights of the Old Republic Running Gags.
- Anybody mentioning the random bit of Twilek speech out of the blue.
- "Lord Malak was most displeased when he heard that you'd escaped Taris alive!"
- During SOMA, everybody asks Mumble what her favorite game/book/documentary/pizza topping is. Her single answer is "Slime Rancher".
- In the finale, somebody mentions that they could see Dark Souls taking place in the SOMA universe's future. Josh points out that it's compatible with Dark Souls lore.
- Fallout 4 Episode 18: Josh has been playing a melee build and using VATS extensively, and is fighting Super Mutants. Then he goes into VATS and stares helplessly at a Super Mutant Suicider at point-blank range.
- Fallout 4 Episode 28: After the reveal of how to get into the Institute, Rutskarn seems to have a mental breakdown. Notable for being one of the few times any member of the show completely loses their temper.
Rutskarn: Teleportation? Now it all makes sense. Except for FUCKING ALL OF IT!
- When playing Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall, the crew starts another round of complaining about how dreadfully dull the Outsider is and how to improve on him. Campster eventually says that almost anything would be better, including Corvo being dropped in an empty void and having a whale float by saying "I'M A WHALE; HERE'S YOUR POWERS!" in a voice that sounds like Barney the Dinosaur.
- At the beginning of their Vampyr, they admit that this was chosen on a poll between it and Resident Evil 3 (Remake) ... and none of them had expected this outcome, to the point that Josh nearly didn't buy the game having assumed that R E3make would have been chosen.
- There's a Running Gag/Story Arc throughout the playthrough of Rutskarn becoming a Vampire-Ghost, while Alex becomes a were-Alex (and gets eaten by Ghost-Rutskarn).
Anniversaries and Specials
- In their brief Let's Play of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, beginning at around 13:00, Josh maneuvres on top of the monster, making it impossible for the monster to hit him. This, together with Josh throwing barrels at the monsters, partly makes for a great Crowning Moment of Funny, and partly removes the feeling of fear from the monsters.
- Rutskarn's enraged outburst in the intermission episode where they play Trainz 2010: Engineer's Edition.
Rutskarn: No! No! You are building a game that is literally on rails - literally on rails! It should not be going off the map!!!
Mumbles: Into the great unknown...
Rutskarn: This isn't even alpha!
- A train went through a car
- The entire episode could count for one of these, in between the horrible bugs, Microsoft Sam doing narration, the non-stop snark and let's not forget the Hurricane of Puns near the end.
- The murder mystery anniversary special is more or less non-stop snarking, with some particular gems sprinkled in.
Shamus: [Steam] Achievement unlocked: You are a pathetic waste of person. Why are you doing this? Go organize the icons on your desktop, you loser.
- The 8 by zombies stream included some hilarity courtesy of the contrast and overlap between the two streams. Team We Who Are About To Die were all irritable about facing down people with much more versus experience, while team Lions were swearing about being beaten up by the tank. Particular gems:
Rutskarn: Okay, Josh is kiting me
Josh: Where did the tank go?
- The final FRAPS produced another one courtesy of editing:
Mumbles: This is all about Josh saying "oh look how awesome I am, beating up on noobs
quick montage of terrible, terrible things happening to Josh
- The part where the pro team is just dicking around in the safe room at the start of the round.
Rutskarn: Alright, they're taking too long. That means they must have plans.
[cut to Glitch attempting to write "Spoiler Warning" on the walls, only to run out of space and forget the "i" in "spoiler"]
- Modern Warfare 3, Ep. 3
- When Josh and Chris start questioning why the character's now in Africa, Rutskarn answers in song, starting with the line; "So he came on the intercom and said, hurry boy they're waiting they're for you..." Shamus just asks him if he's aware of how old the song is.
- Following immediately on from this, Shamus imitating the Game, saying "Oooh, a stealth section. Okay, you're done with the turret, now I want you to sneak around." The way he says it has Josh asking if he's intentionally imitating SF Debris' Crazy Janeway voice.
- The Fourth Anniversary play of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is almost wall-to-wall hilarity, between the numerous Call Backs, Josh abusing the physics engine, Mumbles' sexist jokes about pig bottoms, Campster tempting Rutskarn to dig up the male reptile reproduction article again, and the grand finale of riding the pigman.
...I can't tell you a wikipedia article summary like it's a ghost story, I just can't. Rutskarn:
Do you need
me to tell you about hemipenes, Campster? Because I can tell you about hemipenes... Campster:
...What are hemipenes? Shamus: NOOOOOOOOO!
Don't tell me about hemipenes, daddy!
- Mumbles insisting that pig butts look identical to human butts, and subsequent argument with Campster over Google Image Search:
Mumbles: Okay, Campster, take your fingers and cover up the tail, and cover up the legs, and just look at the crack, and it looks just like a human butt!
Campster: Yeah, but, that's not where the rectum is.
Mumbles: We're not talking about the rectum, we're talking about the cheeks!
Campster: Okay, but cheeks have nothing to do with the butt!
Mumbles: HOW DARE YOU! The cheeks are most of what make butts GREAT! THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF BUTTS!
- Shamus' reaction every time the word "Rectum" is used.
Shamus: I didn't think that I would need to announce this rule, but one of the rules on this show is that you're not allowed to use "the R-word"! I'm sorry, I- I didn't think it would come up!
- The ending, with Josh once again jumping on the monster's head
- The end of the third episode of the Resident Evil special, where Campster's voice suddenly goes bizarrely deep. He says it wasn't intentional, but it makes it sound delightfully ironic as opposed to straight faced.
- Most of their 5th Anniversary special on The Yawhg, especially the ironic ending given to all the characters involved.
- Almost everything from their look at P.T.
- The team playing the Jackbox Games party games. Especially Quiplash, given that most of them are writers to one degree or another and thus the answers got fairly amusing.
can't make a relationship work.
- The Bioshock 1 LP has a funny bit where a Splicer apparently does a silly dance on the player's corpse after killing him. "Keep on truckin'!"
- When it was announced that The Elder Scrolls Online would use a subscription model, Shamus's only response is a solid minute of insane, maniacal cackling. The other cast members are left speechless and disturbed.
Guys... did Shamus turn into The Joker
- In reaction to The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot's only playable female character being available only as DLC, Shamus suggests that Call of Duty could make a lot of money if the playable characters were all gay. Like it wouldn't even affect gameplay or have any romances, the loading screens would just remind you periodically that your character is gay. Then sell a DLC that removes it.
- When discussing the review embargo concerning Assassin's Creed: Unity, Rutskarn delivers this gem of a hypothetical pre-release review:
Rutskarn: Sorry, loyal readers and fans, I'd have a review of the game on release day, but for some reason, Ubisoft doesn't want a review of their game on day one! Can't possibly imagine why, it's a total mystery, sorry. On an unrelated note, here is a slideshow compiling historical photographs of French train disasters.
- Episode 62 is packed with these, including (but by no means limited to)
- Rutskarn's impressions of the "Dear Reader" narrator
- Campster's enthusiastic "Hi! I'm with you forever!" when nicknamed Regret by the other cast members.
- A five-minute long debate on the etymology of Groundhog's Day.
- Confusion and hate on James Marston.
- And finally, Shamus surprising everyone with his knowledge of how to properly pronounce Versace.
- A gracious host:
Welcome to the Diecast. I'm Shamus, and with me is special guest Pushing Up Roses... Pushing Up Roses:
Hi there! Shamus:
...and also Josh, Rutskarn and Campster. Josh, Rutskarn and Campster:
Shut up! Josh:
Jeez, alright. If that's how you want to run this show... Rutskarn:
I think that's a world record for how quickly Josh has offended Shamus with his presence.
- Rutskarn hosts the show and introduces himself as "Roots-karn", which he says is the real pronounciation of his name:
Shamus: If everyone is mispronouncing your made-up name, why didn't you correct them?
Rutskarn: Well, I didn't want to be rude-skarn.
Shamus: ... you son of a bitch. Get on with the show.