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Welcome to Rocher Hotel, the hotel that doubles as an accommodation and entertainment! Hosted by manager Faulerro Rocher (of Danganronpa Abridged Thing and Nullmetal Alchemist fame), waiter Frobman, offscreen chef Jacksthemouse and a rotating cast of guests, this podcast consists of sets of Improv games in 1 to 2-hour episodes. Although early episodes tended to simply be a bunch of games put together, later episodes started to follow themes, such as hotel politics, video games, Pokémon, Mortal Kombat, and Kinnikuman.

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You can find episodes on YouTube here, on iTunes here, and on WordPress here.

Major recurring guests may be referred to as their real names after some time, so for reference until a full Character Page is created:

  • CyberLink420 a.k.a Luke
  • Lythero a.k.a Lee
  • MysticPyroFreak a.k.a Courtney
  • redasatomato a.k.a Jane
  • Rock the Jake a.k.a, well, Jake
  • SerenaMidori a.k.a Gabby
  • xthedarkone, who would seem to prefer us to ignore it until he formally announces it


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Rocher Hotel contains examples of:

  • Above the Influence: Frobman. And to a lesser extent, host and manager Faulerro with regard to the madness that goes on.
  • The Alcoholic: Hosagi, as introduced in Episode 16. In the comments of the "Rocher Hotel LIVE" announcement,
    Hosagi: "Panel... Student union... With a bar, I will not be limited this time."
    Frobman: "Hosagi, No!"
    Hosagi: "Hosagi, yes!
  • Allergic to Love: A potential parody when CyberLink420 plays a character sexually attracted to his opponent, and EileMonty is completely allergic to her opponent.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Certain characters' defining feature, however it can't be good when they lunge at each other hymen first.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Improvability Drive Episode 1.
    GameBuddy: "Now, I will have my revenge! Oh, hey. A special on sushi rolls."
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  • Author Appeal: Kinnikuman for Frob. When he has to host his own episode while Faulerro is away, Faulerro leaves Frob a message not to do a Kinnikuman episode. He does it anyway.
  • Badass Adorable: redasatomato will fuck your shit up.
  • Banana Peel: In the first Tournament Arc in Episode 2, xthedarkone plays someone perpetually slipping on these.
  • Berserk Button: Many, many, many. . .
    Faulerro: I’m afraid to say the Amiibo gag will never ever diiiie, sorry Luke!
    • Frob's Dice Rolls are never fun for xthedarkone.
      • This is subverted over time, as, after overdramatizing the whopping two times he rolled twos in Episode 6, he's been on a winning streak.
    • Kaggy did a Grand Theft Auto V heist with xthedarkone once. The results are never to be lived down.
    • KrookedGlasses's responses to What's the Verdict? are always wrong. This doesn't end well.
    • Lee, Master of Puns, goes off on Faulerro and X when he hears the Tenacious D song "Lee".
    xthedarkone: "I have a friend named Lee~"
  • Big Bad: W. T. Funchinson.
  • Big "NO!": In Episode 16, after Kaggy deflects an imitator by saying "I don't have fangirls, I have children", it's Hosagi's turn.
    Hosagi: "Now then, now then. From one Kaggy to another Kaggy-"
    xthedarkone:: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    Hosagi, with X screaming in background: "-we need to talk about user base."
    xthedarkone: Don't! Do! Jimmy Savile!
  • Brick Joke
    • Episode 16: Hosagi's return revives all the gags he left with. Between Episode 10 and The Lost Hamster, he got together with the old boss-eyed veteran.
    • Episode 28: Hosagi puts in a request for a round entitled Rocher Trail, and the joke of its existence will make little sense to those who hadn't already seen The Lost Hamster.
  • The Butler Did It: During the second Murder Mystery Masquerade, Frobman is killed fairly early on, showing that no one is safe. The culprit is Mecha-Frobman.
  • Call-Back: Happens every so often, but outside of Running Gags, there's also jokes that take advantage of the Improv setting and lack of a consistent formula to make these happen within a short period of time. For example:
    Faulerro: "'You can only reach orgasm if Banjo-Kazooie music is playing in the background.'"
    CyberLink420: "False, I've managed to get Revengeance music in there over the years."
    Faulerro: "Two points! SerenaMidori: 'You try to eat at least one gerbil per week.'"
    SerenaMidori: "Well, I try, but don't tell anyone my diet's been kind of off lately."
    CyberLink420: "Oh my God, do you try."
    SerenaMidori : "Oh my God, do I try~!"
    Faulerro: "Half a point. Kaggy!
    Kaggy: "Yes, good sir."
    Faulerro: "'You love statements relating to your junk.'"
    CyberLink420: moans Oh, yeah. Oh, oh, oh.
    Kaggy: "You know that's the kind of statement I like coming from my junk."
  • Card Battle Game: When xthedarkone became Patron, he was allowed to invent his own game. This is what he chose.
  • Cerebus Syndrome:
    • Episode 7 is a fun episode in its first half, even most of its second if you can get around X vs redasatomato, where X has to play his angry persona into whatever shit it gets him in, and the conclusion of a father brutally murdering his daughter while she gasps out how "death is the best gift you could have given me". This podcast is fun.
    • Episode 20's Murder Mystery Masquerade is essentially about X committing genocide on Frobman's family line. At least he won't suffer through any more dice rolls...
  • Chilly Reception: The first official episode is a pun on this, thanks to a scene involving X rocketing off at the speed of sound after eating a bowl of chilli.
  • Clueless Mystery: Though not technically true, every other Murder Mystery Masquerade plays out as though it were.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: What xthedarkone thinks Rocher Hotel has done to redasatomato in Episode 12 and how it got its name. Quickly subverted into a funny moment.
  • Cute and Psycho: The highlight of Jane/redasatomato's persona.
    • One interpetation of CyberLink420's role assignment in Episode 23. He answers every Psych question as grim and faux serious as possible, so, of course, Faulerro makes him a hamster. He even reverses the voice modifier he was using for questions as the role.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Usually crossed by the guests or their casual personas when they have it hammered in that Frobman and Faulerro relinquish absolute power on the show.
    xthedarkone: "Frob, do you secretly hate me?!"
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Though it's by and far not for kids, it was decided the conclusion to Attack on Silkies still needed to be censored However, it was a decision they agreed on democratically, with the uncensored reactions of the cast thoroughly implying just how far they went.
  • Eating Optional: CyberLink420 refuses to eat in Episode 15, but then begins hallucinating.
    Luke: "The tree says we should go left!"
    Gabby: "The tree says left? Why are we listening to the trees?"
    Luke: "The tree speaks Swedish and so do I!"
  • Establishing Character Moment: Everyone introduces themselves each episode. CyberLink420 and MysticPyroFreak usually open with quotes, xthedarkone props his cock up, Frob says "Good evening. I hope you enjoy your stay here.", Lee says something stupid, and most everyone else has no idea what's going on.
  • Everything Is Racist: Especially anyone from the U.K.
  • Evil Counterpart: Mecha-Frobman to Frobman. Either are easily coerced to switch sides, however, with Mecha-Frobman's programming to "eliminate all humans" being the one real difference in their personalities. Even so, the order doesn't state "eliminate all humans immediately", so Frobman can send the immortal robot to its room when it starts to be a nuisance. Unless one has taken the other's place.
  • Famous Last Words: Because nobody can seem to stay alive on this show, some people choose to opt out on these.
  • Fatal Attraction: A Date to Die For is a dating game show with three bachelor(ette)s, one of whom is a murderer going to kill them. In one game, Kaggy knows redasatomato is the killer, he just can't help himself.
  • Failure Knight: Mystic Pyro Freak may be Genre Savvy to murder mysteries and narration, but she ultimately cannot change the outcome until the killer is isolated. The utter failure of her Psychic Powers in the third throw her over the edge by the fourth, where xthedarkone and W. T. Funchinson easily coerce her distraught mind into enacting her second cycle of murders.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In Episode 23, pronunciation of Sagat.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Inferred with Faulerro's love of Higurashi and a "Mr. Funchinson"'s involvement with every Murder Mystery Masquerade. Would also explain how several members have memories of themselves being killed off multiple times.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: In Trailing Off Into Suffering, much to the belated distress of a sexually harassed Courtney. It turns out the banana she aimed to win from being used in an exceedingly perverse pinball machine was open for the taking from the start.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Episode 23's take on Waluigi in the Tournament Arc.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Lee and Faulerro in What's the Verdict? frequently result in this.
  • I Am Legion: Inverted and inevitably parodied with the game We Are One started in the pilot, wherein a guest is selected to be imitated by the others leading to some. . . unusual and interesting scenes. Audiences await the redasatomato edition.
  • Implied Death Threat: After CyberLink420 explains why Devil May Cry 2 is the greatest game ever made, Lythero makes one.
    Lee: "Luke, are you going to AlCon?"
    Luke: "Not anymore, I'm not!"
  • Improv: The whole point of the podcast.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: In Episode 7, Rashinban vs Sparky The Android is resolved with a Mecha bout in space.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Half the cast come off at this when an episode starts, but come to be invested in the plot and helping each other by the end.
  • Karmic Death: In Episode 7's Personality Tournament Arc, Kaggy's persona is Sonic the Hedgehog while Kage-Ichihashi is on a quest to collect Amiibos for her dead idol. After running around and gloating about how he can go anywhere he wants almost instantly, he is doomed to be frozen and passed around by overzealous fans for eternity, or until Amiibos go out of style. This will never happen.
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    Kaggy: "Goddammit, Lee!!"
  • Large Ham: Sea Dingo as a sports announcer translated into a video game in Episode 18's A Date to Die For.
  • Laugh Track: Rocher Hotel was recorded in front of a live cast.
  • Lemony Narrator: Forcefully invoked by Mystic Pyro Freak when she tries to call out the disembodied voice she hears narrating the adventures and subsequent murders of her friends. He responds by making her fall on her face and tossing her off cliffs.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: A surprisingly straight and manipulative example in the third Murder Mystery Masquerade. At one point the murderer is suspected by Lee and Kaggy, but are overruled by the others. Then, it's pointed out how all the murders are based on puns, turning Kaggy (and everyone else) on Lee.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to the massive amount of references, it would be impossible for everyone to know every instance of one made. If they don't say they don't get it, it can build up until their personal reveal, or to accidentally make it worse. The former has been enacted by PurpleEyesWTF in "The Heist", the latter by Kaggy in "The Lost Hamster".
  • Logical Fallacies: MysticPyroFreak's most common defense for being accused of murder is to say she already was one and that it would be lazy writing to put it back on her, despite using this defense during a situation where she was the murderer.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Several in fact.
    • What's the Verdict? has guests try to read Faulerro's mind and give either the correct answer, or at least an entertaining one. The latter doesn't always help, though.
    • Many of the Tournament Arc segments come down to this as well. Frob deciding the victor by rolling a pair of dice and using the higher result. Hilarity Ensues.
    Frob: Dice roll, go!
  • Machine Monotone: How Mystic Pyro Freak speaks in the first Murder Mystery Masquerade. Also how one defines Frob's stoicism.
  • The Magnificent Seven Samurai: Episode 6 is one adventure arc with eight guests. One is mute, one dies but rejoins.
  • Man Behind the Man: In Episode 20, crosses over with Hijacked by Ganon as both xthedarkone manipulated Mystic Pyro Freak AND was assisted by W. T. Funchinson.
  • Mr. Exposition
    Hosagi, off Wikipedia: "The Oregon Trail was laid by fur trappers and traders from about 1811 to 1840 and was only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized. . ."
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: JOHN!! CENA!!
  • Never Live It Down: Invoked in a game of What's the Verdict? from Episode 2.
    Faulerro: "CyberLink420?"
    CyberLink420: "Yeeeeees?"
    Faulerro: " 'You really wish you thought of a better username.' "
    CyberLink420: "False, because the original username was worse."
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: After the second Murder Mystery Masquerade, Mystic Pyro Freak gained the ability to become a disembodied voice. This carried over into the third game where she hoped to counter the narrator and save her friends with her newfound power. For the results, see Failure Knight above.
  • Noodle Incident: Lots can happen in between the times the Skype call starts and the recording starts. A Karaoke round is referenced as having occurred during one of the earlier episodes' preludes and Faulerro has promised to make that into an official round.
  • Official Couple: Ever interrupting Jane's shipping as several guests are married couples.
  • Our Nudity Is Different: Thanks to the wonder of audio.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": In Episode 6, Lee has to recall a password to tell a sentry blocking his path. It turns out to be "Password".
  • Posthumous Narration: Despite not being present for Episode 21, CyberLink420.exe, a soundboard recording of over a dozen phrases and terms he'd recorded and left for Faulerro and Frobman was present, received an interview, sarcastically heckling guests, and putting his foot in his mouth as though he'd never been gone. He has since regretted this action.
  • Pungeon Master: Lee/"Lythero".
    Lee: "I'll use my frying pan... as a drying pan! And cook some eggs because I'm really hungry."
    Singing Faulerro: "Sha bada ba baaa! Sha bada ba baaa! Shut up, Lee!"
    Lee: "Oh."
    • RockTheJake tries to put a pun in his every introduction.
    • Frobman takes up the roll in Episode 22 whenever Aladdin should "Game Over". Keep in mind, this occurs when he chooses to do nearly anything not directly related to progressing the story. In a room filled with a dozen objects.
    Courtney: "Frob, you are a sadist!"
  • Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud: During Episode 5's Sonic Adventure In Brief, xthedarkone vocalizes dramatic zooms.
    X: "Mystic unholy noise Ruins"
    Frobman: "Do your spit take before reading."
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Because Improv, guests who can make it, and assigned personality roles.
    Faulerro: "'You are a very masculine technician who specializes in pain.'"
    SerenaMidori: "Yeah, but what's my gimmick?"
    Faulerro: "It's one of those Real Life things."
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In Episode 7, it's more of a "The Reason You Suck Dialogue". Doubles for many, including the cast, as a Tear Jerker
  • Recycled Script: The Recycling Round uses old scripts of its guests, such as "Sonic Adventure In Brief" cold read by the guests. Hilarity Ensues. Most notable for being one of the few NON-Trivia examples of the trope.
  • Reference Overdosed: Faulerro specifically punishes guests who make obvious references.
    Faulerro: "'During the night, you get up to pee exactly 116 times.'"
    Kaggy: "It's actually over 9000 times. You're a little bit off."
    Faulerro: "You. . . lose a point."
  • Rotating Protagonist: Along with an Ensemble Cast, every dog truly can have their day. The Butt-Monkey of one episode can be comedy gold or truest of heroes in another skit by way of the cards they're dealt. Or, in cases such as Stories of Wabilgerath, both at once.
    • In addition, the Murder Mystery Masquerade event hosts a rotating antagonist each game.
  • Rousing Speech
  • Running Gag: See Berserk Button for several, but many more exist.
    • Frob's monotone and the unspoken belief amongst guests that he is a total sociopath. Formally confirmed by him in Episode 20.
    • Kaggy helped innovate the term "Kaggying up", first used during a heist that was going perfectly well, only to go up in a fiery blaze in a matter of moments.
    • Faulerro's jingles which pay homage to specific members of the cast.
    Singing Faulerro: "Sha bada ba baaa! Sha bada ba baaa! Shut up, Lee!"
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Despite ten options for each of the second Personality Battle, most answers were the guests going off the grid or combining the answers together. Frob was not pleased.
  • Serial Escalation: With Murder Mystery Masquerade. Despite having fairly simple set rules, only the first in Episode 5 followed them.
    • In Episode 10, And Then There Was Bum, The Butler Did It, although the real butler had been killed beforehand so Mecha-Frobman could take his place.
    • In Episode 15, Lee Must DIE, there are multiple members involved in the killings, though still only one murderer.
    • In Episode 20, Hickory Dickory Frob, the killer set traps beforehand and they must survive in the mansion until morning. In addition, the one who set the traps was manipulated to do so by another guest and W. T. Funchinson.
    • In Episode 25, Return to Rocher Manor, the papers giving people their assignments on the spot were fake. Faulerro told the killer who they were beforehand.
  • Shipper on Deck: Jane a.k.a redasatomato.
  • Shout-Out: While some episodes are specifically stated to be based around a certain series, and guests forced to imitate characters, several slightly more subtle shout outs exist within.
    • The episode where the guests can't identify a murderer and are ultimately all killed off by one who faked their death is titled And Then There Was Bum.
    • A completely improv-ed and unorganized shout out via "OBJECTION!" is made in Episode 16 when Hosagi finds a contradiction with the times Simply Proto says he was in the kitchen, leading to xthedarkone making the quote followed by "You're just talking a bunch of shit!"
    • Due to the creator's fan appreciation towards Higurashi and the consistent presence of a single entity behind every Murder Mystery Masquerade, one can easily infer that where this will eventually take the podcast.
    • Frobman gave a Shout-Out to This Very Wiki and these very editors of said wiki at the end of Episode 23, featuring a Personality Battle that went on for over an hour on its own.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: xthedarkone in any and every roll. He plays a dog in a child-friendly Buck Rogers spoof at one point:
    xthedogone: "Fuckin' WOOOOOOOF!"
  • The Stinger: "It's an Orange!"
    • At the end of the second Personality Battle Arc in Episode 23, the 100 second scene where Wario approaches a defeated and dying Waluigi, telling him that he would have fought alongside him. Waluigi's consciousness fades as his brother holds him, the music crescendos, and Wario screams his brother's name. . .
  • Stripperiffic: Episode 6 is named ''There's Always A Sexy Option'' for good reason. Even after the Patron poll in Episode 19, some people didn't vote on behalf of the contestants, but the Sexy Option.
  • Studio Audience: The other guests become this when they aren't involved in the skit.
  • Suicide Is Painless: When Episode 30 kicks off with a We Are One skit featuring Jane as the center, SorcererLance surprisingly doesn't make it sexual. He instead plays the role of a rotten fruit who's ready for Jane to "pull the plug".
  • Switch to English: At the start of Episode 22 after some Anime Fan Speak.
  • Take That, Audience!: After Faulerro uses his Monokuma voice in the Street Fighter: Movie sketch,
    MysticPyroFreak: "YouTube commenters are satisfied."
  • Talking to Themself:
    • Done interestingly in Episode 1 where xthedarkone plays both two guards talking to each other about the probable break in. See Toilet Humour
    • Frobman talking to a rebellious teenage Mecha-Frobman to not kill people in the tournament and go to his room. It works.
    • CyberLink420 now has serious competition for who feels it most, mocks others, and has more dialogue: CyberLink420.exe, his own soundboard.
  • That Came Out Wrong: If this wasn't the case, we'd have to seriously consider Hamster-shaped dildos, fruit having periods, Kaggy having children crawling all over him, and glowing owl buttplugs as realistic concepts.
  • The Walrus Was Paul: Faulerro has stated his intention for some twists was solely to mess with the guests.
  • Title Sequence:
    Singing Faulerro: "Greetings and welcome to Rocher Hotel! It's accommodation, entertainment as well! You've got to show off your voiceyness and witty retorts, amidst all the noisiness that Frobbles records! You all can settle the score in an improvable war, so enjoy your stay here at the place near Podcast Hell! Welcome to Rocher Hoteeeeel!"
  • Toilet Humour: xthedarkone walked into a podcast. There were no survivors.
  • Troperiffic: Improvability Drive and the Tournament Arcs can be seen as attaching a trope or two to each person and watching the improv chaos play out.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In Episode 10:
    Sean: "Stewardess!"
    Energetic Frobman: "Yeeeeees?"
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Happens every so often with Faulerro's vanishing scripts and assignments and with PurpleEyesWTF both times he's appeared.
  • Wham Line: Happens every so often.
    • Episode 13:
    Kaggy: "Can you spare a nickel? Hm?"
    • Episode 20 several near the end:
    Faulerro: "The storm has stopped already."
    • And again.
    The Culprit: "All I had to do was feign a little sarcasm here, say a few "Shiiiiit!"'s there."
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Stated in every Murder Mystery Masquerade, usually someone gets offed.
    Faulerro: "Forwards you go! No looking back! What's the worst that could happen? . . xthedarkone starts telling a dirty joke."
    Xthedarkone: "So, hey, okay, thi-, this nun, right, with the. . . biggest vagina-"
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Implied when you're specialty is pain and you hail from Sadist Town, though we tropers could be racist.
  • The Woobie: Kaggy, in addition to half Faulerro's portrayal of Knuckles. Kaggy, in particular, has been one of the few to be physically mutilated on multiple occasions, losing both his body hair and nipples. As cited by the cast,
    Faulerro: Being Kaggy is suffering.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Episode 25 includes a visual recording of all participants in a room, rather than being represented by Frob's sexy artwork.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Twice in succession in The Lost Hamster: First from X, when Courtney and Faulerro state that there are real life Rocher Hotels. Immediately followed by X and Faulerro's reaction when the internet browsing Hosagi finds a pseudo-Rocher Hotel in Blackpool.
  • You Killed My Father: Improvability Drive in Episode 1 has Shounen Anime protagonist GameBuddy say this to masked shopkeeper CyberLink420.
    GameBuddy: "He was on his way to the market to buy milk for my baby brother! And you. . . ran him over! In your evil anime car!"

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