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  • The very lengthy 1001+ Things That The Worst Party In Eberron Is Forbidden From Doing has several. Three in particular stand out:
    • Rules informing the party they are not Batman.
    • Rules informing the party they are not to befriend, coerce, magically age, or seduce Pontiff Jaela.
    • Secondary rules informing the party they are not to convince the Warforged to carry out previously forbidden acts.
  • Achievement Hunter has several running gags, including:
    • Gavin getting mugged in their GTA videos. Sometimes the mugger is sent after someone else (usually for the current video's purpose), but if a mugger is called in expect it to go for Gavin.
    • Matt's map-making skills. Most maps he makes are extremely trollish.
    • Geoff's paranoia in Gmod: Murder. It's gotten to the point where the others will side against Geoff even when Geoff turns out to be correct.
    • Their ineptitude in the GTA heists. It'll always end up with at least someone from the crew dead and very little, if any, money.
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    • While playing TTT, Fiona will often times have a Weeping Angel on her, and it will terrify her.
  • Every adventure available at Addventure begins with the protagonist standing before a staircase and having to decide whether to go up or down.
  • Apparent in the later series of Again A Fanfic Critic's dramatic readings, with him and RegretfullyYours pointing out some of the flaws of the fics or even some small things in the story...
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • His fight scenes that involve him will have a convenient pile of cardboard boxes spontaneously appear occasionally whenever he knocks someone back, making his opponent fall into the boxes. Lampshaded when the Nerd and the Critic met. The Angry Video Game Nerd kicks the Nostalgia Critic into a pile of boxes, to which the critic wonders why there are boxes everywhere.
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    • Lampshaded in The Movie (if the scene is in the final cut) where a car chase involves boxes with emphasis drawn to them.
  • The Anti-9/11 Truther YouTube channel, Unsecured Coins includes in every video footage of a man saying "The whistle goes WOOOOO!!
  • Many in the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society, including, but not limited to:
    • Cristoph being unable to complete his opening speech.
    • Adrian's trenchcoat never surviving a mission.
      • In the same vein, Stephen's Plothole Generators are seemingly always doomed to destruction.
    • Chrys always stealing Aster's chocolate before she can eat it.
    • Chrys never being able to read a rare Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden manga (it disappears, is destroyed, or bursts into flame for no reason).
    • People attempting to steal Adrian's food will end up setting off and getting stuck in his booby traps. If they somehow evade it, they'll only leave the yellow Starbursts.
    • The Fourth Wall breaking, followed promptly by Adrian yelling 'ASTER!'
    Aster: Kyaaa!
    • The Darkness singing juvenile songs instead of attempting to corrupt its host.
    • Shirley reacting to bad jokes or cliches with gratuitous violence, usually towards Ben or Dave.
    • Volt claiming his IQ is 265, followed by somebody (usually Marcus) saying it was a typo.
    • Alice glomping people she meets for the first time.
  • B. Dylan Hollis has a couple in his videos where he makes old recipes:
    • Referring to baking powder and soda as "floof powder/soda" or "floofers", cinnamon as "cimmanim", eggs as "eg-gies", and saying ginger with hard G's.
    • Yelling "FIRE!" dramatically when he lights up his stove.
    • Whenever a recipe says to "blind bake" a pie or pastry base, such as in the "prune pie" video, there will be a Jump Cut of him suddenly wearing opaque sunglasses then bumping into something, pretending that he is sight-impaired.
  • Being the Elite:
    • SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) coming to a town, declaring it "the worst town I have ever been in", and talking about how it doesn't compare with Southern California. SCU!
    • FTR and the subsequent FTRR. May now be an Ascended Meme as of 2019.
    • Matt Jackson would grab Flip Gordon's hand, the screen would cut to pink-and-orange, and Matt would say, "Where do you think you're going?" in a scary voice and music...and usually something bad would happen to Flip.
    • Matt Jackson signs autographs while staring at the autograph seeker, not looking at his signature.
    • The "Trevor and Arthur" bits, where two offscreen voices parody old, gruff bookers/promoters and heckle BTE wrestlers and guest stars. "Trevor" and "Arthur" are represented by two pointed fingers.
    • Matt Jackson hands Scorpio Sky candy bars to eat as a Visual Pun when their brand names are brought up in regular conversations, often when the candy bars themselves are not referenced.
    • The ticking clock and countdown screenshots on the way to a major announcement.
  • Salsa dancing in The Cartoon Man, and ping pong in its sequel.
  • The Chin Review has several. CHEESE AND WINE! Edam, Tarquin! Edaaaaaaaam!
  • Chris Ray Gun has several:
    • Chris likes to open his videos with a chair-roll up to his desk, each one different.
    • Footage of him bothering or arguing with his roommates, often based on the video's subject matter.
    • Paul the Llama interrupting the show, being disrespected by Chris, or showing off some weird, demonic traits and powers.
    • Jokes about suicide.
    • Particularly strange arguments or moments will be responded to with a silent, baffled, "WHY".
  • CJ Dachamp
  • ClementJ642.
    Clement: Knuckles, you're an idiot.
    Knuckles: SHUT UP!!!
  • CLW Entertainment: Doraemon trying to steal Peanut M&M's.
  • CollegeHumor's Facebook History of the World has a few.
    • Common Sense, trying to give good advice but ignored by everyone.
    • Nobody caring about Africa's issues.
  • On Comic POP, for flashback sequences, the reader says, "Let's go back, let's go back."
  • Cracked's articles often have references to the gigantic testicles of badasses.
    • Robert Brockaway would like to remind you that, when facing wild animals, the best way to defeat them is to BEAT THEM WITH THEIR OWN KIND!
  • Danny Gonzalez:
    • Complaining about using the Update Corner, because it's physically painful for him to do so.
    • Him having a sparsely or oddly decorated room, including constantly having a giant nutcracker in the background.
    • Stating that he and his followers are the "fastest growing army on YouTube" but insisting not to look it up, and also coming up with other weird "facts" about his fandom- such as that they're all blood related.
    • In "Getting Roasted By My Own Fans", he keeps having to deal with comments talking about his nipples, and keeps arguing that he has the "most average nipples".
    • Asking his wife, Laura, to do the intro... only to jump cut and interrupt her with an intro of his own.
  • Decker: The first time any new location is shown, a military timestamp is given. Said timestamp is always the same throughout the entire season.
  • The Derp Crew has a couple:
    • Whenever there's a group game of Geo Guessr, they constantly call Moscow "Mockba".
    • GassyMexican plays a slide whistle for comic relief.
  • In the Douchebag Genie Reddit thread, whenever someone spends their one wish on the genie "not being a douchebag", the wisher will always get some form of Aladdin item, usually a Genie plushie.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged has a fair number of gags, including (but not limited to):
    • The "Krillin Owned" counter, which shows how many times Krillin gets his ass handed to him or is otherwise "owned".
    • Piccolo: "DOOOOOOOOOOOOODGE!!!"
    • Throughout the Namek saga, Vegeta would be haunted by the ghost of Nappa.
    • Goku mispronouncing names, such as his repeatedly calling Frieza "Freezer", or any of the names he comes up with for the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
      • On a similar note, Piccolo can’t pronounce the “Makankosappo” or “Special beam cannon”. The one time it seemed he could he was a voice in Gohan’s head
    • Whenever Goku activates the Kaio-ken.
      Goku: "Kaio-ken!"
      Goku's opponent: "Kaio-what?!"
    • The Freeze Frame Brain Bleach whenever someone uses Solar Flare.
    • In the movie specials following The Christmas Tree of Might, Piccolo tries to figure out what the "gimmick" of the movie villain's goons are, the gimmicks he most often brings up being "the pretty one", "the weird one with the freaky powers", and "the big, tough, dumb one".
    • Vegeta trying to give a Badass Boast, often about being a Super Saiyan, only for everyone to be rolling their eyes or be too distracted to pay attention.
    • Vegeta throwing dog biscuits at foes he decapitates. So far, he's done this to Guldo, Android 19 and Android 15.
    • Vegeta giving Future Trunks shit whenever any android other than 17 and 18 (whom Trunks believed to be the only ones) appears by saying "Do I hear <number of known androids plus however many extra>?". Lampshaded in Super Android 13 Abridged:
    Vegeta: Three whole androids, huh? Pretty sure that makes eight. Hm, never letting the boy live this one down.
    • Starting with Episode 17, characters would read the opening disclaimer. Though there are exceptions, said character tends to be killed off, badly injured, or otherwise has something bad happen to them in the episode. Episode 35 lampoons it when Yamcha (having read the last episode's disclaimer with nothing bad happening to that timeline, anyway) wonders why he's reading it again.
    • Just about every fighting group has a guy that's heavily disrespected, either by their peers, by outsiders, or by both. For the Z Warriors it's either Yamcha, or Krillin when Yamcha is not available. For the Saiyans, it was Raditz. For Freeza's lesser minions, it was Appule. For Freeza's personal entourage, it was Dodoria. For the Ginyu Force, it was Guldo. For the Androids, it was Android 19.
    • Whenever someone uses an attack with a large charge-up time (i.e. the Special Beam Cannonnote  or the Spirit Bombnote ), the one charging hums/whistles "Mahna Mahna" while someone else is getting their butts kicked by the threat.
  • At the beginning of Dream's videos (say it with me): "Also according to YouTube's statistics only a small percentage of people who watch my videos are actually subscribed, so if you end up liking this video consider subscribing. It's free and you can always unsubscribe. Enjoy the video."
  • Drew Gooden:
    • His landlord (played by himself) stopping by to collect rent, always followed by Drew immediately doing a sponsor deal to collect the money.
    • Claiming he's not only the first ever YouTuber, but the only YouTuber, as well as the person who created the website itself.
    • In videos with Danny Gonzalez, the visitor will always be doing something weird at the start of the video...only for both of them to just look at each other and flatly ask if they want to make a video together, immediately moving on from whatever happened in the first few seconds.
  • Dana from Echo Chamber constantly tells Tom that he and his works suck.
  • Starting as a regular Vine video, the Eh Bee Family has videos of the family celebrating New Year's, preceded by Papa Bee shouting "WHO WANTS TO GET CRAZY FOR NEW YEAR'S?!" This is followed by the family celebrating, until daughter Ms. Bee takes the craziness a bit too far, including: smashing a glass bowl on the floor, cracking a beer bottle over Papa Bee's head, elbow-dropping a table, breaking through a wall, crashing through the ceiling, and turning the party into an impromptu rave.
  • Ever since starting their Endurance Run, Giant Bomb has made Persona 4 something of a running gag in their website, often making references to the game within their other articles/videos. Within the playthrough itself they have such gags as flanderizing Dojima's already poor parenting, comments about the Funky Student NPCs and often making voices of Personas they encounter and reject.
  • Behind the scenes of Epic Rap Battles of History have Epic LLOYD asking people if they want to buy heroin.
  • In Eurogamer's Bloodborne Let's Play, they respond to every appearance by the "Antidote" item with a very thick Evil Brit accent and the phrase "An the poison you just drank, Dr Jones!"
    Aoife: I promise we'll get some new material eventually.
    Johnny: I don't. I'm gonna actively resist.
  • Fabulous Life Of Bratz:
    • "Huh, what,WHAT THE HECK?!"
    • "Where's that music coming from?"
  • The Freelance Astronauts have a few throughout their videos. Notable ones include cries of "ASSWINGS!" whenever Link used the Song of Soaring, Ferr's insistence that Link makes Epona move faster through the application of carrots, and references to things being "too close for x, switching to y".
  • Free Play seems to have an ongoing war between the confetti cannons, Ryan and the studio's light fittings.
    • It doesn't help Gavin any when Ryan's co-host is Gavin's girlfriend Meg.
  • Game Grumps have a lot.
    • JonTron saying (adjective)-ass (noun)
    • Danny's love of skittles.
    • The song "Escape the City" is often song in times of frustration or when fast-forwarding
    • Telling their fans to do something and following it with saying "and like, comment and subscribe."
    • Arin doing the voice of a "bad Angry Video Game Nerd wannabe" while calling a game profane insults mixed with childish ones such as "poopy-ass dicks."
    • Dan's father and his slip ups in English. Famously, when he called the music website Spotify, "Spoofy."
    • Always naming things very unusually (or non-existent) words or phrases.
      • This one can notably be seen in their playthrough of Pokemon : Fire Red.
    • Yelling at Barry or Kevin to edit in something.
      • Sometimes they tell them to take something out, but one of the grumps (normally Arin), tells them not to.
  • In The Gamer's Alliance, there are plenty of running gags. Some examples include variations of the "something warm and floppy" scenes (referring to male genitalia in awkward situations), Nesa bumping into and tormenting the hapless Nightstalker Fred in various amusing ways much to the latter's horror, and Ronove's craving for sand gnome legs and cake during the weirdest scenes.
  • Games Done Quick has "That's never happened before!", the stock phrase when the Random Number God screws runners over in a particularly creative way, or they encounter a glitch that, well, they've never seen before.
  • During GetDaved's let's plays, he often awards (or deducts) GetDaved points to the viewers depending on if they understood a reference or if they responded to something in a certain way.
    GetDaved: Give yourself ten GetDaved points if your yelling at your screen right now.
  • Several from Golden Book Video Killers:
    • Daffy Duck often hurling himself through the air while yelling "Chuckimation!" (as a reference to a similar "animation" style utilized on KaBlam's Action League NOW!)
    • Daffy often complaining about a Golden Book Video not having the space logo at the end of the tape.
    • Grumpy Dwarf and Daffy freaking out and running away in fear when the aptly-named white screen of death comes up at the end of a tape when it's left running.
  • Hadriex's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has several. Including Link ignoring the old man's attempts to be helpful and dying over and over and especially his Xtreme Adventure
  • Hellsing Ultimate Abridged:
    • Alucard going for 'walks'. Usually ends with lots of people dying. Comes to a head in Episode 8, when he releases restraint level zero after Integra orders him to go on a walk.
    • Anderson being unable to determine the gender of long-haired people (he thinks Integra is a man and Pip is a woman).
    • 'Bitches love cannons.'
    • Episode 7 has "It's a matter of perspective, really."
  • Honest Trailers: Trailers for anything with Vin Diesel in it will have him labelled "a potato" in the "Starring" portion.
    • This was played with in the trailer for Toy Story, where Mr. Potato Head is labelled "Vin Diesel".
  • In How The Race Was Won, every time Sylvain Chavanel is mentioned, he's mentioned as "wait for it, Sylvain Chavanel".
  • Hunter Reviews
    • In his "It sucked, but I still played It" episode on Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Hunter repeatedly complains about the NPC who swiped his fire extinguisher early in the game and keeps saying how much said fire extinguisher would have helped him in any given situation, no matter how improbable.
    Hunter: Everyone put your guns away, because I could have won the war with that fire extinguisher. It would have been completely non-cannon to World War 2, but I would have won the war with that fire extinguisher.
    • Hunter replaying the clip of George (the dad from the "Dog Who Saved (insert holiday)" movies) getting the wind knocked out of him by a kid.
    Hunter: What? His pain amuses me.
    • Hunter screaming into a cloud in frustration, sometimes while the movie footage is still playing.
  • I Am Not Infected has several, including Paul's sign off ("I'm not infected, at least not the way you think") which refers to his HIV, but not zombie, positive status. A bet between Paul and Charlie concerning getting Charlie to admit he's gay has also come up twice, and will likely come up again.
  • Internet memes are pretty much Running Gags on the Internet as a whole.
  • Jacks Films' "Your Grammar Sucks" series has quite a few.
    • Upper-Class Twit, Christopher Walken and Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions, when appropriate.
    • Ever since this entry from episode 21, he's reused the ":a what a fucke?!" sound bit/video clip/quote for the comments that defy more logic than usual.
    • The whole "rapping vs. raping" thing, which earns a lampshade in the YGS Christmas Special.
    • Starting around episode 32, he's been including at least one tweet from fellow YouTuber Olga Kay in every few episodes of YGS, followed by an exclamation of "OH, OLGA". He even managed to fit it into the Christmas Special, which is a song.
    • As of recently, using the "poor brian" clip from episode 51 (whenever somebody makes the mistake of spelling "brain" as "brian").
    • A couple non-YGS examples:
      • At the end of some videos (before Jack moved to L.A.), Jack's (former) girlfriend Kristen will be there with him, apparently to talk about upcoming videos...but every time, he tells her to shut up as soon as she opens her mouth, leaving her standing there awkwardly.
  • KalonZombie is bad / good at video games.
  • Kingdom Hearts in a Nutshell:
    • A character, usually a villain, stating an obvious lie (or something another character simply has no reason to believe), and the character they're talking to responding with "okay i believe you", always accompanied by their head photoshopped onto Ventus' body, as he was the one who said it first.
    • Yen Sid attempting to inform people that "My name spelled backwards is Disney" and being interrupted before he can finish. The only occasions where he does finish are the first time he says it in the Birth by Sleep video, and his Big Damn Heroes moment in Kingdom Hearts III.
    • A character firing the Mega Destruction Ball of Darkness and Destructionnote , and the target either dodging or No-Selling it. The one exception comes in the Kingdom Hearts III video, when Ansem, Seeker of Darkness uses it to corrupt Aqua.
    • Whenever an evil version of a heroic character first appears, they will usually state "I am not [character]. I am... evil [character]."
  • Watch both seasons of The Legend Of Neil, and you will forever grin whenever someone mentions a fog machine.
  • Whenever Josh of Let's Game it Out finds someone named Grace, he'll take it upon himself to torture her (worse than anyone else in the game, that is). If allowed, he'll often rename people to "Grace" to make it easier.
    • There's also the "Some hours later" Jump Cut, used whenever he does some project that really does end up taking hours offscreen. Also borders on Gilligan Cut, given the frequency of Josh's projects to end in some form of Comedic Sociopathy.
    • When Josh utters a sentence starting with "Is there a limit..." or "I wonder if I can...", expect glitches to follow in quick order after he inevitably finds a way to break the game this way.
  • This Let's Play of Shin Megami Tensei I has the Neutral Hero continually attempting (and failing) to get his axe back from the Chaos Hero.
  • The youtube user Tom Ska has a video titled "Literal Drinks" in which a beverage, referred to as the Recurring Gag, has the side effect of causing a literal recurring gag, and is used as a running gag. Many other tropes take literal form in this video. [1]
  • Jay periodically has video tapes dropped into his lap. So far, this has happened 4 times:
    The original stock of tapes from the Marble Hornets movie.
    The supply of tapes and the hard drive he found in his safe after his bout of amnesia.
    The additional Marble Hornets tapes that Tim had.
    The burnt tapes that Tim found in the hole near the red tower.
  • Mario Party TV series:
    • "Mr. Freaking Cheating Stinking Doom" and all its variations. Used when Holms gets "salty"
    • Clel: "I love this show." (Referring to Chance Time, the moment where everything turns around for the players.)
    • "Holms, PRESS A!"
    • Pausing right before a character lands on a bad space while everyone reacts. Especially a Bowser Space.
    • Waluigi and the Polio Fund, which is based on Waluigi's lankiness. Used whenever the Reverend Inferno plays.
    • Steeler's mains Toadette and DK being BFFs. Started when Toadette got lucky during a playthrough of Clockwork Castle.
  • The Mark Remark:
    • Skipping the women's events.
    • Referencing Roman Reigns and his "mild smugness."
    • Having fun with a wrestler's name.
    • Playing the clip of the announcer acting surprised that The Big Show was showing up despite his them already playing.
    • Pointing at the Wrestlemania sign!
    • Dissing the Intercontinental Championship belt in various ways.
  • Matthew Santoro:
    • Matt being bald.
    • Matt having notably white teeth,
    • Matt being Canadian.
    • Hugo's love of fish heads.
    • In his mail vlogs, people sending Matt money.
    • In the mail vlogs, people sending Matt origami ninja stars. note 
    • Eugene claiming that his lightsaber is real.
    • Matt telling his audience to keep things sexual.
    • Eugene threatening Matt with a lightsaber.
  • From the New Generation Project podcast:
    • Chatting about recent cricket events in the opening. It gets inverted with a listener challenge response to "What mundane hobbies do wrestlers have?" contest: William Regal hosts a cricket podcast but gets constantly sidetracked talking about wrestling.
    • Bruce Springsteen in the audience challenge segment (Stewart Brooks's favorite musician).
    • Adam Wikes is doing the show drunk or hung over.
    • Paul Scrivens mangles the pronunciation of "tragedy" and "prodigy."
    • @WrestleMaths, which spawned the "Scrivens 3.14" T-shirt.
    • Some piece of media is not Mrs. Scrivens-approved.
    • "The one thing he/they didn't want to happen!"
    • Bruce Hart clotheslines are ones delivered with excessive force.
  • The Misadventures of Skooks:
  • nigahiga calling a lamp an umbrella.
    Rihanna: You ain't getting under this
    Chris Brown: Under what?
    Rihanna: (holds a lamp over 'her' head) Under my umbrella!
    Chris Brown: That's a lamp.
    Rihanna: So you think you're some kind of umbrella expert now?!
  • Nintendo Direct has several times had someone stare at a piece of fruit (or vegetable) for a few seconds. It started with Satoru Iwata staring at a bunch of bananas in a game showcase after E3 2012. In a Nintendo Direct later that year, Bill Trinen would stare at a tangerine in the same way, and in yet another, a lego version of Iwata was holding a carrot.
  • In the Nintoaster Instructional Video, whenever a part is recommended to be kept for safekeeping, it just ends up in the trash instead.
  • The Onion:
    • Some gruesome improbable injury happening to George Bush, in a short article ending with the sentence "Bush is resting comfortably at Bethesda Naval Hospital".
    • A therapist by the name of Eli Wasserbaum will be asked for comment in some articles.
    • Don Turnbee, a middle aged man featured in articles about his patronage of various fast food establishments.
    • Any time there is porn mentioned, one of the titles will be an installment of the Butt Fuck Sluts Go Nuts series.
    • The print version will have a page with a "continuation" of a non-existent article that contains nothing but the sentence "Passerby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood" over and over again. Makes for a good space-filler...
    • Before he died, any article about Strom Thurmond would conclude with "The Senator then died." When he actually died, they ran the headline "Strom Thurmond Finally, Finally Dies"
    • In their mock history book Our Dumb Century, a few of the running gags included "[Scopes Monkey Trial/Sacco and Vanzetti/Nuremberg/OJ Simpson The Trial of the Century", an editorial cartoon of the Statue of Liberty getting raped/attacked by the menace du jour (The Spanish, Lounge Lizards, capitalist pigs, hippies, Arab terrorists), and an editorial by T. Herman Zweibel declaring "We Must Strike Now While England Is Weak!" at various times in the century.
    • Their mock atlas Our Dumb World had all the African people named Mtumbe Ngoube.
    • Clifford Banes, who couldn't be here now as he is currently racing to the airport to find the woman he loves?!
    • Prominent (American) Congressmen are often portrayed as children learning Very Special Episode style about responsibility, friendship and so on. They're also often attributed quotes in articles on practically any topic; it's just funny to imagine Orrin Hatch declaring, 'Would Al Jourgensen wear a T-shirt depicting smiley aliens telepathing 'Love' to their baggy-pantsed children? Techno should be about hate, not love. Techno is about wearing black and screaming, not standing in one place and swaying peacefully. I say, bring back the days of Skinny Puppy'.
    • Anytime a church is mentioned, it's nearly always "Holy Christ Almighty [Denomination] Church".
    • There was a spell when the slideshows featured on the site would always end with the same picture of Alan Alda, which the caption would attempt to loosely tie in to the actual theme.
    • In, perhaps, a very dark twist on this trope, any time a well-publicized mass shooting happens in the US, an article named '‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens' will be published, with only the location and the number of deceased and injured altered.
  • OSW Review has enough that they maintain a dictionary in the "About Us" section.
    • "Steve! WHAT BAR is (X)?" began with the Survivor Series 1991 review when Steve V1 likened Randy Savage's ring attire to a Bruiser Bar. Since then, Jay asks this question with an increasingly-camp emphasis in response to colorful ring attire. Steve doesn't just use candy bars; he's compared wrestlers to energy drinks, beer, and sports team colors. It crossed over into The Merch when they unveiled the What Bar? T-shirt.
    • "Worzel Alert!" (with the Metal Gear Solid "!" alert) comes on in response to Rene Goulet's appearances since the Survivor Series 1990 review, as Hulkamania-era Goulet resembled Worzel Gummidge.
    • "State of (X)" comes up in response to something terrible, stupid, or silly, e.g. "State of your hair, Greg Valentine."
    • "Dammit, D'lo" comes up in response to booking the same spot across a card, since D'lo Brown did that for Lockdown when he was a road agent for TNA.
  • Overanalyzing Avatar:
    • Taking digs at Ang for losing his staff.
    • Dramatically pointing out whenever a normal, non-fusion type animal appears.
    • Complaining about the show's "moon continuity." Specifically, how often full moons are shown, in spite of how full the moon was in a previous episode.
    • Pretending to not recognize The Cabbage Merchant from previous episodes.
    • Reusing the clip of Ang saying "That's right", among others, when appropriate.
  • Patterrz
    • He will always ask May out on a date to McDonald's after a story event.
    • He also doesn't let an opportunity to admits his hatred for Wingulls pass him by.
    • Having characters, and himself, refer to Wally as a 'little bitch'.
    • Also plays up repeatedly how the trainer's father in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire clearly doesn't care about his own child, but is much more interested in Wally.
  • PC Gamer enjoys using a picture of The Witcher 3's Geralt of Rivia relaxing in a bathtub at every potential opportunity for their articles, as can be seen from their Witcher 3 or CD Projekt-tagged articles. They made fun of themselves over the gag (and then kept doing it).
  • Pokémon Talk: In the Top 50 Moments video, there's a compilation of the "What the f*** happened to the floor?!" gag which is more than 5 times over ~50 episodes.
  • Pokesins (a version of CinemaSins for Pokémon: The Series) has "Don't be silly [character], X doesn't exist", said whenever a character references something that exists in the real world (usually an animal or a location), but logically shouldn't exist in the world of Pokemon.
    • Not to mention its creator, Gar1onriva, harping on Ash whenever he calls multiple Pokémon, after a scene in Episode 3 where he declines to do so because...
      Ash: The Pokémon League rules say only one at a time. (usually followed by a Minun)
  • The Proper People tend to find Christmas decorations in the abandoned areas they explore, even in places one wouldn't expect to see such things.
  • Pwnage
    • Kyle calling Damian a pedophile. So much so that at one point, Damian lampshades this in Shrek Simulator.
      Damian: I don't fucking touch kids, fuck you. I just went along with it because you always say it.
    • Kyle saying snare drum every time one of them makes a bad joke.
  • Random Assault: Mitch being told to shut the fuck up, Tony's ignorance of the letter T, Matt's chronic masturbation.
  • raocow's burning hatred of Yoshi, whom he keeps insulting, specifically by calling him a "stupid freakin' horse".
    • Raocow has a number of these, such as referring to Chargin' Chucks as "Charlie", proclaiming any and all deaths to be purposeful "demos" or "for science", and repeatedly saying "cat planet" on his let's play of cat planet.
  • Rather Vocalized Illusion regularly uses a Rule 34 image as a Jump Scare to shock the audience. YMMV on whether you find this gross or funny.
  • Pre-dinner mayo is GOOD FOR YOU
    • Especially noticeable when they forget the mayo in one video. Guy gets a Heroic BSOD because of it.
  • Revolutions: Referring to John Burgoyne's Sarasota expedition as "Gentleman Johnny's Party Train."
  • Ruby Quest has Tom's MANLY PHYSIQUE and Ruby's GIRLISH FIGURE. And towards the beginning, whenever someone would suggest something dirty (which was often) the response was always some variation on "besides, there might be cameras watching." (There were.)
  • On youtube one can find a fan-dubbed (in Swedish) version of The Lord of the Rings, titled Sagan om ändringen, meaning "the fairy tale about the change" (the original Swedish title of the first book in the trilogy is Sagan om ringen, meaning "the fairy tale about the ring"). It can be watched with English subtitles, and has a few funny moments here and there, even though the majority is pretty bad. One funny thing though, getting increasingly funny each time it appears, is Frodo's tendency to sing whenever they are out walking.
    Frodo: (singing) Oh what a pleasant day!
    Sam: (annoyed) Quiet.
  • The SCP Foundation has a few:
    • Dr. King and apple seeds. Any time he works with an object that alters or produces something, it always somehow ends up as apple seeds.
    • SCP-447 must NEVER come into contact with a dead body.
      • It also turns everything green with a minty smell/taste.
    • SCP-055 is... Wait, what were we talking about?
    • All Foundation personnel are reminded that the SCPs are to be treated as powerful and dangerous artifacts at all times. They are not for use in pranks, party games, or to help with your hangover. Explanation 
    • "Demoted to Keter Duty/D-Class" Explanation 
  • ScrewAttack tends to treat reactions towards the rather controversial Goku Vs. Superman DEATH BATTLE! as such (such as an advertisement having a Goku Pop Vinyl siding with the side that feel he should've won, a picture depicting a rematch in the Chuck Norris Vs. Segata Sanshiro episode, the topic being brought up in the scrapped Ben Vs. Craig One Minute Melee, and culminated by an actual rematch being released in SGC 2015).
    • Donkey Kong vs. Knuckles, courtesy of animator xxZackAttackxx: "Oh no."
  • 7-Second Riddles: Characters having to choose one of three trap-hiding doors to escape a kidnapping situation, with one of the doors usually leading to a raging fire.
  • When Shinryuu82 reaches a teleporter Boss Rush in his playthroughs of Mega Man games, he usually cuts the entire segment out with a brief message and sound clip, after which the gameplay resumes with all the bosses defeated. There were a few exceptions to this, such as in his run of Mega Man 42.
  • Skippy's List has several instances involving an inflatable sheep.
  • Whenever SmallAnt is asked by chat how much longer he has before completing a long runExamples , he will say about twenty minutes, no matter how early or far he is in to the run.
  • Smosh: In "YELP FOR PEOPLE!", every time someone is about to curse at someone, they either do a Last-Second Word Swap or redirect to themselves with a Contrived Coincidence.
  • YouTuber SsethTzeentach is a video game reviewer who frequently plays simulation/strategy games. Whenever the game allows it, he'll inevitably end up running an organ-harvesting operation in at least one of his sample playthroughs of the game.
  • StacheBros: If Mario and Diddy Kong are in a video together, expect Mario to express his hatred for Diddy somehow.
  • KassemG and NicePeter's Street Music series has "Superman socks": It originated with the ending of the first video in the series, where they mocked the light blue socks of a man who confronted them for taping him cuddling with a woman in a public park. This was briefly referenced in two other episodes, and the brief melody they used for this bit was eventually expanded into a full three minute song and music video.
  • Super Carlin Brothers has several, including never opening the door in the background, Team Grizzly Eagle Shark VS Team Girrafellent, and the Towel Section.
  • TB Skyen:
    • Ladders in Dark Souls are accompanied by the theme from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. No matter how long the ladder.
    • The Abyssal corruption in Oolacile in the same game has turned the townsfolk into that most dreaded of monsters...weebs.
  • In Ten Words of Wisdom, there are Shiny cowards, who are people who vote a ridiculously large amount of times. One example is an anonymous TWOWgeoisie, who voted over 100,000 times!
  • In There Will Be Brawl, whenever someone calls either Mario or Luigi a plumber, they always react with some variation on "We're not plumbers!" Mario always says it with anger, while Luigi says it more with annoyance or resignation. This holds even when Luigi is out of breath from a (small) fight and extended running.
  • The Third Rate Gamer has a few:
    • He tends to confuse Super Mario Bros. with other games, such as Super Mario RPG, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart 64, and Super Smash Bros.: Double Dash!!.
    • Usually when showing just a small part of a game, he'll die at the end of the clip before cutting to something else.
    • The footage sometimes shows him picking the lowest difficulty setting before starting.
    • In almost every episode, he'll get attacked by a character from the game he's reviewing.
    • In quite a few reviews, it's obvious he's using a cheating device as he will get hit, but receive no damage. Played for Laughs, of course.
    Third Rate Gamer: And don't ask why I'm not losing any lives when I die.
    • When words or an image appear on the screen, they are usually followed by a fart sound.
    • When an image is placed on the screen, he always zooms it in for no reason.
    • "...which is only available on the [console]", usually followed by him showing a version of the game released on a different console than what he says.
    • "Did they even test this game before they released it?"
  • VG Myths:
    • Referring to retreating from enemy encounters as 'running away like a little sissy baby'.
    • The Patreon names, which get weirder with every video.
    • Whenever a challenge requires waiting or not doing anything for a while, Gamechamp often recommends sitting back and drinking a latte.
    • A short-lived one of these was for Gamechamp to pretend that the challenge had failed, then reveal the fakeout and continue the video.
    • Gamechamp claiming to be bad at video games, such as twice in "Can You Beat Bowser's Fury Without Jumping?":
      If someone were smart and not bad at video games, they would've seen this coming, and left three easy shines laying around, but I unfortunately am neither of those things and have to do it while under literal fire

      The Fury Block shine which I somehow managed to miss for aforementioned reasons.
    • Mispronouncing words, most notably pronouncing "chasm" and "archive" with a "ch" sound (instead of pronouncing the "ch" like a hard "c"), and pronouncing "stream" as "strem".
    • Any mention of "semantics".
    • A single video example: The Metroid minimalist pacifist run has Gamechamp state that Metroid is programmed in a specific way, usually involving duct tape.
  • Warning! Readers Advisory! has a few:
    dramatic music sting
    "...yeah, that's not gonna get old quick."
    • In the SF Shinseiki Lensman review:
    "Buskirk takes it well."
    *scene of Buskirk flipping out*
    • "Godlike aliens... Man, do I HATE godlike aliens!"
  • The third and last panel of nearly every chapter of Webcomic Name has someone saying "oh no".
  • When in this movie would Steve Sajdak kill himself?
  • Welcome to Night Vale:
    • "If you like what we do here, and want to help us [something weird], please consider giving us a small monthly donation."
    • Every single one of Cecil's verbal tics.
    • The City Council consistently throwing money into pointless and insane projects.
    • The creepy music during most "A Word From Our Sponsor" segments cutting out abruptly at the end for Cecil to state the sponsor's name.
    • Hiram McDaniels' actions consistently being talked about before it's mentioned that he is a five-headed dragon.
    • Another running gag with Hiram is the fact that he often tries to hide the fact that he is, in fact, a literal five-headed dragon. Cecil will then quote Hiram...and proceed to also quote Hiram's various other heads arguing amongst themselves.
    • The radio station interns coming to an untimely and often grisly end.
    • Cecil's inability to return Dana's texts, as every time he tries something horrifically unnatural starts happening to his cell phone and/or his person.
    • "Hi, this is Joseph Fink... for real this time."
  • Wheezy Waiter has a ton here's a video with a bunch of them. later ones include:
    • The Eagle
    • Quiet Clone, Sexy Clone, and Revenge Clone
    • The sun getting upset with him.
  • WelshGamer often has a lot of running gags in his corruptions. Such as bringing up the "One-Note Orchestra" when the music in a game plays a single note only, or blurting out "Aliens!" when a scene or screen loops endlessly and lastly, he would say along the lines of "Hey X, gotta go slow, bro." as if tripping when the gameplay and, respectively, the music slows to a crawl. "Don't think about it" when something illogical or confusing happens is also common.
  • Whateley Universe examples: Tennyo's constant eating, Jade (who can cast herself into multiple objects) having trouble with personal pronouns, Ayla being picky about food, Jericho's clothing choices, Nate's flatulence problem, Chaka's inability to sit still...
  • The Whiskey Vault:
    • Several "Rare Whiskey Friday" episodes started with host Daniel flubbing the intro and co-host Rex giving him grief over it.
    • If either of them says "funk" or any word that includes it, it's immediately put on the screen in a glaring purple font with an accompanying bass thump.
    • If an episode features a whiskey that was sent in by a company rep, the actual review starts with them standing around awkwardly and humming and hawing, along with Chirping Crickets and a black-and-white filter on the screen.
  • The Who Back When episode of the Big Finish Doctor Who episode "Wirrn Dawn" has long been stalled because of the availability of the audiobook episodes' co-host, jD. As a result, Ponken lists "Wirrn Dawn" as the next audio review for a large number of episodes, and almost every time mentions that he "still hates it."
    • Oh Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged has LOTS. Any time Mako shows up he's mentioned as a Freaky Fish Guy, Joey's "NYEH", Duke Devlin's "Sexy Back", Screw the Rules, I Have Money! in all its variations, "Shut up, Mokuba". Martin Abridged has got a lot, and he mostly uses them only if they can be done in variation.
      • His sub-series the Naruto Abridged Comedy Series Spoof Show has David Bowie-San, the word "Retaaaaaaaarded" and Naruto smoking.
  • Before the yusketeers were formed, every time Yusiko met Yumeko or Yukito he would say "we have similar names, we should be friends!"
  • Skawo
Skawo: BESTES SPIEL ALLES ZE… um. Tradition. Y’know.
  • In Hassan Khadair's Mickey Mouse Reacts videos:
    • Mickey's insistence on calling eggs "Donald's babies".
    • Similarly, Mickey being a terrible babysitter and destroying any egg he is left in charge of.