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"We're three guys who love coffee, but really love other stuff too."

Located in Anytown, USA and with a mission statement of "Have Fun," the Men Drinkin' Coffee (the apostrophe is 'fficial now) are three guys with a passion for coffee, non-sequitur, and terrible video games.

  • Judge Reinhold ("Judge"): The leader and the Straight Man. It's usually his job to set up the games, the equipment, and the videos.
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  • Diaper Chris ("Diaper"): The wise guy. He's usually the one playing the games, and doing so poorly.
  • NoInternetNameAnthony ("Tony"): The goofball. His primary role is to say immensely stupid things to give the other two guys stuff to joke about and keep the comedic ball rolling. He left the group in 2014 but occasionally returns every now and then.
  • Major Tom: Brought on along with his deep, sultry voice to become the third member of the group after Anthony's departure.

Their comedic style is enjoyably chaotic and involves playing absurd, low-quality games, laughing at the bad game design, making obscure references, and telling loosely related stories, all while keeping things more-or-less PG-13. On January 11th, 2019, they announced they would bring their LP career to an end, finishing with Gunstar Heroes.

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Their most well-known LP is that of Ride to Hell: Retribution.

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  • Accidental Misnaming: To themselves. Coffeemen, Men Drinkin' Soda, Men who drink coffee, and the three dumb-asses are all things they've referred to themselves as.
  • The Ace: Judge is much better than Diaper with all of the games they play. Which is why it's usually Diaper playing.
  • Angrish: During the Ride to Hell DLC, Judge gets quite frustrated after Diaper dies from deliberately charging over electrified wires (and admits he did it just to ire Judge).
  • Backstab Backfire: Judge and Diaper tried to covertly cut out Tony in the middle of the Ride to Hell LP. This earned them a quick death in the game, and some scorn from Tony.
  • Bad Impressionists: Billy Crystal, Judge's mom, and this guy
  • Big NO:
    • When Osama (Diaper) kills Santa in the Minecraft Christmas episode.
    • Judge screams this when Diaper runs into another electrified floor and dies in Ride to Hell. On purpose.
    • This becomes a Madness Mantra when Jake gets flipped upside-down.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: The trio frequently mimic the awful English voiceovers in Raven's Cry
  • Catchphrase: "Aaand we're back!" at the beginning of every video.
    • "This must be the final boss!" Said whenever facing a particularly difficult enemy or challenge.
    • Judge is fond of a hammy "Oh my GOD!"
    • Chris' "You want fries with that?" during their Resident Evil 7 run... much to the dismay and disapproval of Judge.
  • Christmas Episode: They called it the MenDrinkin'Eggnog, and it included what Chip and/or Ironicus called "the only good minecraft video on the internet."
  • Clothing Damage: Major Tom ripped his pants on the way to the studio on his first day.
  • Corpsing: Often, the games they play are so stupid, they can't help but laugh through their lines.
  • Continuity Nod: During Raven's Cry, Major Tom makes a reference to the earlier Advergames LP. He is quickly chastised for caring too much.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All of them, Diaper especially.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Invoked (and Played for Laughs) often by Judge scolding his co-commentators.
  • Eat That: In the penultimate episode of the MMZ2 LP, they all brought old leftover food and took turns describing and eating it.
  • Epic Fail: Almost a regular occurrence in Raven's Cry. Of special note is the fifth episode, where Diaper manages to finally win a difficult naval battle after several attempts, only to immediately crash into a friendly ship and sink once he reaches his destination.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The boys are immediately enthralled by Donovan and Shaggy in Raven's Cry.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: All of their Men Quaffin' Elixirs characters fit this. Michael Battleaxe wields a battleaxe, Thad Nobleman is a nobleman, and Ju'je is...Judge.
  • Failed a Spot Check: All too common. Most notable in the first episode of Raven's Cry, where Diaper fails to notice the controls to adjust the cannons or the fact that he's firing the cannons on the wrong side of the ship until it's too late.
  • Fan Boy: Tom's treated as a Metal Gear fanboy after he energetically names the Metal Gear game Judge alludes to in one episode.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: They're big fans of the "He died as he lived..." gag, with one person doing the setup and another improv'ing a punch line.
  • Game Mod: Judge makes numerous edits to Raven's Cry during their playthrough, such as writing "I'm with stupid" on Chris Raven's hat, and later turning it into swiss cheese.
  • Gag Censor: Judge edits in silly faces to cover YouTube-inappropriate content.
    Judge: "Please stay away from the boobs so you make my life a little bit easier when I upload this to YouTube."
  • Gilligan Cut: While playing through Bram Stoker's Dracula during the Advergames thread, every time Diaper says that there isn't a better weapon than the pitiful-range knife, the video cuts to an alternate take showing Harker obtaining and using the much more useful sword.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Pretty much the entirety of Super Trix.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In Urban Legends, where one of the objectives in the notepad is to "face the madman".
    Judge: "You're running around like a dang madman!"
    Tom: "You are a madman, you must kill yourself!"
  • The Hyena: Tony.
    Diaper: "When did this game come out?"
    Judge: "January."
    Tony: "OF THIS YEAR?!?"
    Judge: "Yes."
    Tony: *turns away from mic so it doesn't overload from his laughter*
  • Hypocritical Humor: During one episode of Catwoman, Judge is talking about an emoticon someone was posting:
    Judge: "It's one of the idiots who founded this stupid streaming service."
    On-screen text: Recorded from a live podplast www.twitch.tv/mendrinkincoffee
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Lots.
    (The guys are approaching the lair of a Big Bad named Colt)
    Diaper: "It's the Fortress of Coltitude!"
    Tony: "And you guys wanted ME out of the group, huh?"
  • Info Dump: Parodied in the Coffee Tank episodes, where they did an infodump of absurd, cartoonish facts about the group and the people in it.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: In Raven's Cry, Diaper tries to rapid-throw the throwing knives, and ends up nailing Chris Raven's pirate Red Shirts in the back of their heads.
  • Knife Nut: In the Ride to Hell LP, they really loved their knife throwing. To the point where they once ran away from a boss enemy repeatedly to grab more knives.
    • Throwing knives made an appearance in Raven's Cry, and (as per the above entry) Diaper was just as effective with them in this game. Unfortunately, they couldn't figure out how to use the knives after that.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Diaper at first presents himself as knowledgeable about Resident Evil. He then fails repeatedly to make Barry appear (which is the most important thing, of course) and not only fails to rescue Chris Redfield in the end but admits he never even knew you could.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: Played straight or subverted, depending on the situation.
    Tony: "I can think of a couple of nice things that Lara Croft had... "
    Judge: "Oh yeah?"
    Tony: "Yeah, like the ability to swim."
  • Madness Mantra: During the Ride to Hell DLC, when Jake gets flipped upside-down after kicking open a door:
    Judge: "OH. OH NO."
  • Mixed Metaphor:
    Judge: "A good sword game is like a game of chess." (Chris Raven gets killed) "King me."
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In the intro to Let's Play Horror Games While Wearing a Fitbit:
    Judge: "I'm Dr. Judge Reinhold, and, in an effort to measure the effects of fear, I've enlisted my good friend, Diaper Chris, to wear a Fitbit while he plays various horror games in an effort to more closely ascertain what fear is." (Beat) "Tom's here too."
  • Obvious Judas: Invoked twice in Raven's Cry: Archer Accord, who gives a quest called "Surcoat's Revenge", and Avery, whose residence they refer to as "bad guy island".
  • Parody: The "Coffee Tank" videos spoof Shark Tank.
  • Parody Religion: From the Golden Compass LP, the Church of the Cube, with its many nonsensical cube-mandments.
  • The Pollyanna: Again, all of them. They're playing awful games, but they're too busy laughing and making jokes to be anything but happy.
  • Press X to Die: During Raven's Cry, Diaper presses a button inside of a temple that triggers a spike trap in the floor, killing Chris Raven and launching him fifty feet into the air. Then he presses the button again just to see if it was spikes as Judge said.
  • Put on a Bus: Anthony, with the explanation of him standing in line for Star Wars.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: To the point that they often interrupt each others' "bits."
  • Running Gag: They often compare clumsy, awkward things in the games to "a drunk uncle at a wedding."
    • There's often one or two jokes that they come up with specifically for a certain game. For example, in the Golden Compass LP, they created the Church of the Cube, while Anthony became obsessed with dinner in the Duck Dynasty game.
    • Exaggerated during the second-last episode of Ride to Hell, where Judge referred to every obstacle during one driving section as "coming in like a wrecking ball".
    • The mention of destroying people with logic.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Lots of this.
    Judge: "This is the world's tallest brewery."
    Diaper: "Three floors? Golly gee!"
  • Save Scumming: Used repeatedly in Raven's Cry due to how frequently Diaper manages to get himself either killed or stuck.
  • Self-Deprecation: Constantly.
  • Sellout: In the Advergames thread, the team gets rich enough to hire Billy Crystal to do menial tasks for them.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The vast majority of the games they've played have been this.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Used all the time especially in the Advergames thread.
  • The Stinger:
    • Every video of the Ride to Hell LP had the funniest/best moment of the video in the stinger, MST3k style.
    • Their Ride to Hell: Retribution and Raven's Cry LPs were announced at the end of Coffee Tank series.
  • Tempting Fate: When Chris Raven is about to venture into a native temple:
    Judge: "I really hope there aren't puzzles.'''
    (screen turns black, ominous music starts)
    On-screen text: There will be puzzles.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Judge loves his Applebee's steak. Everyone loves McNuggets.
  • Unwinnable by Mistake: The Slenderman Saw Game wouldn't let them choose anything but the first (wrong) answer for a Press X to Not Die question near the end of the game. Horrific Horror wouldn't even let them leave the first room despite having the key to the door.
  • Verbal Backspace: When one thinks of a punchline, but another thinks of a better one.
    Judge: "I'll fix it in post."
  • With Catlike Tread: Diaper's definition of stealth in Dark seems to consist of getting spotted immediately, hiding for about fifteen seconds, then just running right at every mook and punching them.
  • With Friends Like These...: If one of the guys plays badly for too long, the others are quick to let him know.

     Men Quaffin' Elixers 
  • Abnormal Ammo: Ju'je's magic missiles, which are shaped like rocks, and later, clumps of dirt.
    • All of Thad's arrows are solid gold, but this doesn't seem to alter their effectiveness.
  • An Axe to Grind: Michael Battleaxe. Obviously
  • Barbaric Bully: Michael loves to dish out wedgies and schoolyard insults.
  • Bladeona Stick: After losing his Battleaxe, Michael acquires a polearm from a downed enemy. He temporarily renames himself 'Michael Spear' while using it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lil' Jack, the Millionaire Mercenary's frequently abused assistant.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Thad carries an absurd amount of weapons, but all of them are bows.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Judge's character is named "Ju'je", which he insists is pronounced like "judge". Diaper and Tom pronounce it "Ju-Je".
  • Reality Subtext: Invoked by Diaper, who suspects this in regards to Tom's character:
    Tom: "He wants to have an adventure, but to have the easiest adventure possible. So he wants everything to be over quickly, he's very very unmotivated with this whole thing, and ultimately he just wishes it was over."
  • Sociopathic Hero: Michael Battleaxe, Diaper's character.
  • The Brute: Michael Battleaxe, who 'solves problems with his battleaxe and not his brain.'
  • The Unintelligible: Don Bamvilo becomes increasingly less coherent with each appearance.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Thad and Michael hold up a cheese shop while Judge admonishes them out of character.
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