Follow TV Tropes


Shout Out / Joueur du Grenier

Go To

Joueur du Grenier reviews:

  • The Dragon Ball review:
    • The ending theme is the hilariously butchered version of "Chala Head-Chala" sung by Konata.
    • The review itself starts off with a parody of Pilaf's wish scene. Fred summons Shenron and pondering what he could wish for. Just before he could say his wish (a Wii, an Xbox 360 and a PS3), Seb says aloud that he would like to play Dragon Ball on NES, messing up the wish just like Oolong messed up Pilaf's wish for world domination.
  • When he is asking Seb to adjust the brightness of the image, JdG ends up dressed like Batman ("Too dark"), then The Angry Video Game Nerd ("Too bright").
  • In the Last Battle video, he states that the game is so repetitive that playing it for to long makes you feel like being stuck in Groundhog Day. Then it cuts to the Joueur du Grenier living in a "Groundhog Day" Loop (with the movie theme).
  • The Ultraman/Rise of the Robots video ends with the Joueur du Grenier fighting against game carts with a shotgun, filmed in first-person view, and with a cover of the first level music of Doom in background.
  • The Captain Planet and the Planeteers video:
    • It begins with a spoof summary of the show, which sounds like a parody of the opening of The Fellowship of the Ring, with the introduction music in background.
    • He also mentions Gaea's namesake character from Noob.
    • Later on, a particularly long and curse-filled rant is censored by a piece of classical music, which turns out to not be long enough to censor it all. This is likely a reference to a radio skit by François Perusse, in which the same gag was used to censor a severe case of diarrhea.
  • The episode about RPGs is a giant The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shout-out, including an opening which is an obvious parody of the famous Skyrim trailer.
  • Dragon's Lair:
  • The whole ending of the Airwolf video is a spoof of the pilot of Ulysses 31, a franco-japanese anime.
  • The Excalibur 2555 A.D video begins with a reference to the ending of Mass Effect 3.
  • The Taz-Mania test has a scene when several Seb posing as videogame developpers recreate a scene from 300.
  • His first DVD is themed after the classic Sonic trilogy: the cover resembles the first game's European cover, the DVD menu is a parody of the second game's title screen with JdG's theme recreated with the game's soundfont, and the episode selection menu looks like the third game's data select menu, complete with a Suspiciously Similar Song.
  • The Platoon and Metal Gear review:
  • The boys' shows special contains a fake opening named "You Got Mail!", sung to the tune of "You Wa Shock", the first opening to Fist of the North Star.
  • The Disney games review:
    • It features parodies of various Disney songs, like "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast, "Hakuna Matata" and "Be Prepared" from The Lion King (1994), and "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio.
    • The parody of "Hakuna Matata" includes a shout-out to the famous scene from Dr. Strangelove where Major Kong is riding an atomic bomb.
  • The Previously on… opening of the Silent Assault / Raid 2020 review includes Gandalf (as a nightclub bouncer) stating "You Shall Not Pass!!"
  • The review of Alex Kidd 3 features Jdg putting on the Pegasus armor Saint Seiya-style. And then he faceplants.
  • The Photo Montage in the The Legend of Zelda: Faces of Evil review (see Blatant Lies on the main page) is reminiscent of how a character in Arrested Development would make a claim, only to have it exposed to the viewer as a lie with a photo or security cam footage. Appropriately enough, during the montage, the Arrested Development theme is playing in the background.
  • In the second fighting games video, each of the Multiple Endings is one to the signature show (in French) of the concerned person: Joueur du Grenier for Fred, Crossed for Karim Debbache, What the Cut for Antoine Daniel, The Hard Corner for Benzaie, etc. The only exception is Seb: as another Joueur du Grenier reference would have been redundant, he receives a double Shout-Out to Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Super Mario Bros. 2 instead.
  • At the end of the DC Comics adaptation games review, Seb sings a pastiche of "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid (1989).
  • 2nd FAQ video:
    • It features a pastiche of a Die Hard with a Vengeance scene with Grenier prancing around in a video-games convention while wearing a sign reading "I HATE Call of Duty".
    • Another pastiche, this time of 2001: A Space Odyssey, when Grenier unplugging his XBOX (300) One is played like HAL's disconnection.
  • The first part of the Takeshi's Challenge review ends with the classic "TO BE CONTINUED" card from One Piece, parodies of Attack on Titan and Captain Tsubasa, and Fred declaring he'll be the king of pirates. The credits plays the second opening of Naruto.
  • The President 2012 test has him explain what he could have done with 1 euro instead of buying the game, culminating in his becoming the emperor of the solar system, represented by everyone's favorite God-Emperor of Mankind.
  • The Spore video has his species (sort of) look like, and named after, the Flesh Hounds of Khorne.
  • "RPG 3":
  • In the Les Visiteurs licenced game, the first levelnote  is refered by Fred as "Dark Souls in safe mode".
  • The Halloween 2015 review contains many shout-outs to The Shining, veering into Whole-Plot Reference.
  • The Terminator 2: Judgment Day review has Fred pointing out how stupid it is that you have to look for John Connor's address and imagines the T-800 just asking adult John where he lived where he was a kid. John answers "48, rue de la Boustifaille", which is a stealth reference to François Pérusse's parody of James Bond in Les Deux Minutes du Peuple.
  • The video about comics' games:
  • The Beat 'em Up video:
    • The intro parodies Emmet's first scene in The LEGO Movie.
    • In the ending, Fred's anger after failing to beat the Final Boss of Bébé's Kids leads to a scene inside Fred's mind, modelled after the mental command center of Inside Out. All the emotions are dead except Sadness, who freaks out and commits suicide.
  • The Sixth Generation console games review starts out in a parody of The Matrix, especially the Red Pill, Blue Pill scene, with a PS2 and Xbox replacing the pills. It ends with Grenier trying to eat the PS2.
    JdG: Can I have a glass of water?
  • The Drake of the 99 Dragons segment features an Overwatch Play of the Game segment (as Reaper).
  • The Famicom games review starts out with a note about chronology in the style of the various opening cards for the Law & Order series.
  • The "Cartoon War" special opens up with the iconic music from the movie Brazil. (Unless it's an allusion to Flander's Company, which uses it as an opening theme...)
  • The intro and the ending of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit episode parody the opening theme for Pinky and the Brain.
  • During the Ghosbusters episode:
    • Grenier ponders who could be the guy who's insisting on putting a long, boring and very difficult part with no relation to the original work in every adaptation game. Said guy (played by Seb) is then seen removing his Latex Perfection mask to reveal... Fantômas!
    • The part where the Ghostbusters forget to write down both the address of the incident and the phone number of their informant is a replaying of a very well-known (for French people) sketch from the comedic trio "Les Inconnus".
  • Harry Potter:
  • In Games and Metal, in the Battle of the Bands of Fred-Seb against the Wetfingers, Fred and Seb's song uses the tune of Metallica's "One".
  • Mission: Impossible features a party where one of the waiters keeps asking the guests if they want banana bread. Turns out he's not a spy, he's just really proud of his banana bread.
  • The Zevent video refers to him as "half-young half-old and half-young again behind", taken from a Kaamelott episode where a Viking has a nightmare about a creature half-scorpion, half-polar bear, and half-scorpion again behind.
  • The special on video game commercials starts with a sponsorship for a program called iGraal, and ending with the pun "la quête d'iGraal". Seb then says "C'est pas faux!" — a Running Gag on the Arthurian Legend parody Kaamelott.
  • The Tomb Raider episode has the secondary character of Carmen. She's obviously Carmen Sandiego, except Diego is a friend of her who's gone missing (making her "Carmen sans Diego"). Then towards the end of the video, Diego's corpse is found... and he turns out to be that Diego, with a dead Dora a few steps away.

Papy Grenier:

Bazar du Grenier:

Club JDG:

  • The name, the jingle and the opening of these specials are based on the Club Dorothée show.
  • Said jingle include a rotating multi-view of several anime (again in the style of Club Dorothée, which introduced many anime in France). The JdG version includes a shot from a Hentai, Bible Black.
  • Fred and Seb converse with a talking coat hanger, in Stylistic Suck mode. This is parodying some comedy skits of the Club Dorothée where they'd make non-humans "speak" by simply having dialogue over the footage, such as a camel.
  • The "Mondo Cinematic Universe".