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The guys we beat at the Podcast Awards are gonna listen to this and be like, "We lost to this? That dude just slapped his fucking nuts into the mic!"
Michael Jones

The Internet Box is a podcast hosted by members of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter, as well as their respective communities, where they would discuss gaming, ponies, and anecdotes from their personal lives, as well as answer questions sent in by the fans.

The cast consists of:

  • Michael Jones: The Rage Quit guy, who spends a lot of his time during episodes yelling at the other members.
  • Barbara Dunkleman: Spends most of her time on the podcast making Puns and talking about upcoming RT events.
  • Andrew Blanchard: A friend of Michael's and one of two Butt Monkeys who has a great deal of... interesting stories he tells on the podcast.
  • Ray Narvaez Jr: The main gamer of the group, would often jump into discussions whenever talking about games or attractive girls, while also taking jabs at his ethnicity and (at the time) unemployment.
  • Mike Kroon: Creator of the podcast's website and the second of two Butt Monkeys, is often lambasted by the other members for being a shut-in, having incorrect opinions, and his creepy obsession with Fluttershy.
  • Dylon Saramago: The main editor of the podcast, who is quick to laugh at everyone's jokes but also won't hesitate to call someone out for being stupid.
  • Lindsay Jones: Michael's wife, who was brought on as a special guest back when they were dating, but eventually became a full-time member of the podcast. Likes to talk about cats, anime, and spoiling recent shows/games.
  • Kerry Shawcross: Became a member of the podcast after a fan screwed up the intro they sent in and listed him as a member. Talks a great deal about butts, RWBY, and general happenings in the Rooster Teeth offices.

Tropes used in the Internet Box:

  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Everyone except Ray has a handful of stories they tell on the podcast where they were either mildly tipsy or completely plastered.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mike. All the other male members could be considered Ambiguously Bi, with all the Ho Yay that goes on.
  • Berserk Button: Everyone seems to have one:
    • Andrew loses his temper rather frequently whenever either Michael pushes him too far or Mike says something too stupid for even him to comprehend
    • Barbara's is Andrew's "sex moans" and Mike's stupidity
    • Dylon's is Andrew and Mike's collective stupidity
    • Mike's is the Furry Fandom
    • Michael's is Andrew's general weirdness, Mike's stupidity, and Lindsay spoiling a recent show/movie/game
    • Ray, the most calm out of the group, flips his shit whenever Barbara or Kerry steal his "Howdy" at the start of an episode
  • Butt-Monkey: Mike and Andrew, as mentioned above. Mike for constantly being wrong about the simplest things, and Andrew for his odd habits.
  • Canada, Eh?: Barbara, Dylon, and Mike all hail from Canada
  • Catchphrase: Several
    • "Introduce you guys" which is shared by almost all the members.
    • "Howdy" used as a greeting by Ray (although Barbara will occasionally steal it)
    • "Why am I last?" Used by Andrew and Dylon, whenever they get introduced last at the start of an episode.
    • "You're stupid!" used most often by Michael, Barbara, Andrew, and Dylon
  • Cloudcuckoolanders: Mike and Andrew.
  • Gag Penis: Barbara and her "massive whale cock" is one of the funnier Running Gags
  • Guest-Star Party Member: The cast will often bring in special guests onto the show for added entertainment. Some such guests include Jasmine (a friend of Michael and Ray), Trevor Hormon (a small-time member of the RT community), Garrett Hunter (a member of Mega64), Justin (an AH Community member and friend of Andrew), and Gavin Free.
    • Lindsay and Kerry both started out as guests before becoming full-time members of the cast.
      • Monty Oum was also a brief special guest during the Internet Box Panel at RTX 2013
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Although Barbara is the most frequent offender, Michael will often throw his own out into the mix on occasion, often accompanied by a "retarded laugh"
  • Insane Troll Logic: Mike pretty much runs on this, but one of the more notable cases was when he tried to argue probabilities.
    Andrew: According to Mike, there's a 50/50% chance my house will get nuked in the next three seconds. Either it does or it doesn't. 50/50% chance.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Andrew and Mike both have tendencies to accidentally say some extremely racist, sexist, and homophobic things on the podcast.
    • Andrew digs himself deeper by reappearing on episodes after he had said something bigoted and claiming to be "reborn" as Andrew X.0, where not only was he still bigoted, but he added a new layer of bigotry (example: Andrew 1.0 was just a racist, but when he came back as Andrew 2.0, he added sexism to his repitoire) and also believed he couldn't be criticized because he thought of himself as redeemed.
  • No Indoor Voice: Dylon seems to be incapable of speaking at normal volume, and is almost always either talking very loudly or yelling at the other members. Michael is also a minor offender, especially when he's angry.
  • Oh, Crap, There Are Fanfics of Us!: Mike and Ray once read a fanfic where they had a threesome with Gavin Free on an episode of the podcast. Oddly enough, Mike's only gripe was that he was the bottom.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Boy, is your face red." Said by many of the guys to Andrew as a way of diffusing his angry/embarrassing moments.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: Almost every episode ends with Ray telling listeners to send in intros/questions, sign up and rate the questions, as well as like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter/Google+.
  • Put on a Bus: The entire podcast, after episode 120. However...
    • The Bus Came Back: The crew announced that they would make three more episodes after RTX 2014, and (as an incentive to get fans to vote for them) they promised to make more episodes once a month if they won the 2014 Podcast Awards.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The crew have no limits on what topics they will talk about, and they make that fact known rather often. Despite this, they will often get "concerned parents" criticizing them for something they said on an episode the parent's young child was listening to.
  • Signing-Off Catchphrase: They have a fair share of these, too.
    • "Thanks for listening, everybody!" is Barbara's
    • "I learned a little bit about friendship, and a lot about myself" is Dylon's
    • "Bet on it" is Ray's, although he briefly switched to plugging a site called, much to Dylon's amusement.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: It's joked that Andrew was this when he shouted out "I have a podcast!" at a customer he was having trouble dealing with.
  • Stacy's Mom: Ray's mom has discussed as being one (notably in Episode 41). It's been brought up that several of Ray's old high school classmates would tell him how much they wanted to sleep with her. Upon meeting her for the first time, Michael immediately understood why, to Ray's (joking) chagrin.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Andrew has two: Patricia (a 50-something coworker who is stated to have some sort of mental disorder) and Molly Jo (a member of the RT, AH, and IB communities, who often asks him lewd questions on the podcast)