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Series / Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything

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Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything is a Kid Com on Disney XD starring Cameron Boyce of Jessie fame that premiered on July 22, 2015 and concluded on January 2, 2017 after two seasons. Its premiere occurred alongside a Lab Rats/Mighty Med Crossover.

In this series, Cameron plays Conor, a teenage professional gamer who is forced into retirement due to a thumb injury and must now navigate life as a regular student. Along the way, he runs into three fellow gamers — Wendell, Franklin and Ashley — who he convinces to help him try to rejoin the professional gaming circuit and they soon form their own professional gaming clan. The show is presented through a framing device within the context of Conor's viewpoint, which usually takes the form of a video game interface.

On January 10, 2017, it was annouced that the show was cancelled.

This marks Boyce's last TV series as a main cast member before his unexpected passing in July 2019.

Tropes in Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything:

  • The Ace: Conor with video games. The other team members aren't too shabby either.
  • Alpha Bitch: Lika, in the gaming arena, has the attitude typical of one, constantly belittling Conor and trying to upstage him.
  • Art Shift: The camera goes into single-camera format whenever Conor starts to see the world as a video game complete with HUD-like overlay.
  • The Bet: "The Chair" has the gang bet the rights to a brand new gaming chair on their ability to go without gaming. Turns out Franklin orchestrated the whole thing and cheated his way to victory.
  • Bland-Name Product: Funtendo, Yasbro, Twine and more!
  • Celebrity Cameo: Markiplier actually makes an appearance in one episode. He hosts a game competition and gets his pants blown up by faulty tech pants.
  • Company Cross References: Ashley says she attended Mrs. King's Dance Academy.
  • Down the Drain: In the first episode, Conor and the rest of the team escape detention by going through the sewer system underneath the school. This is even invoked to be a video-game style level (naturally, given the series' premise).
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Stu is seen kissing the spirit egg in front of his girlfriend Tammy. The kiss lasts so long that she becomes frustrated and walks off to his dismay. It's pretty easy to thing that this trope is being Played for Laughs, but in a later episode, Stu gets fired for mouth-kissing a Soccerball. To his credit, he admits he deserves termination for this, but it's hard not to think he has an object fetish.
  • Freudian Excuse: Connor is an excellent dancer, but at first he hides this from his friends and refuses to enter a contest to save Billy's restaurant because He kicked someone down a laundry chute while breakdancing and injured them badly. He eventally decides to play The Atoner.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: This is what made Conor's life change, as a thumb injury in a gaming competition caused him to lose and retire from competition.
  • Gamer Chick: Ashley plays video games, but she wants to keep it a secret from her friends on the volleyball team.
  • Godlike Gamer: Conor is famous as a professional gamer, going by the handle Kid Fury. Unfortunately, he was forced to retire because of... a thumb injury. He can still game, though, and he does so with his team of gamer friends.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: With the exception of the pilot, every episode begins with "The", as if to finish the "Gamer's guide to..." formula.
  • Jerk Jock: Doyle, although he does respect others who have school spirit, such as believing Conor can win gaming competitions against other schools. It's also subverted in "The Ghost" in that he comes off as a Well-Intentioned Extremist who steals kids' candy because he cares about their teeth. To emphasize, he suffered a terrible cavity when he was younger and it prevented him from achieving an important dream, and he didn't want the same to happen to other kids if they eat candy. When Franklin suffered tooth damage Doyle calls his dentist to schedule an appointment for him (even though Franklin is afraid of the dentist).
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "The Chair", the main cast makes a bet on who can go the longest without gaming. The winner gets to keep a state-of-the-art gaming chair (presumably donated by a sponsor). Franklin manages to win by tricking each of the other team members into gaming, but the chair promptly shorts out when he tries to use it.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Conor assembles a new crew of avid gamers to help him compete again. Now, they are recognized as an official gaming club in their school.
  • Save Our Team: Conor has to prove the validity of the gaming club to the principal by proving they can win a competition against another school.
  • Special Guest: Chopper of Star Wars Rebels is featured in The Has-Been's Back.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: In The Gaming Club, Doyle gets overzealous and pours drink over Conor's gaming equipment. This leads Conor to say the trope verbatim.