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  • Acting for Two
    • Mike Young portrays Albert Wesker, Deadpool, Thanos, and the guy in the 1997 park who learns about the then-impending release of the Game Boy Color through a video game magazine in Retro Assist Me, voices and does puppet work for Rocket Raccoon, and also does behind-the-scenes work with script writing and costume design.
      • Lampshaded in the Season 2 Finale where Wesker soundly beats Deadpool with Deadpool announcing his appearance with "Stunt Double!" and his defeat with "Ow! My stunt double!"
      • Lampshaded again when Mike himself announces the sale of several Assist Me costumes and props.
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    • Ben Shuman portrays Strider Hiryu, another park extra, Bruce Banner, and a Captain Commando nerd, voices and does stunt work for Taskmaster, and also does camera and grip work.
    • Matthew Simmons portrays Doctor Doom and M.O.D.O.K., and is a suit actor for Taskmaster.
    • Lyndsey Addison portrays S.T.A.R.S.!Jill, the bikini zombie at the beginning of the Chris arc, the hooker in the EVO 2012 special, yet another park extra, a sushi hostess (who gets brutalized by Wesker), and another Captain Commando nerd, and also does makeup.
    • Max, the director, writer, and creator of the series, portrays himself and Ghost Rider, and also does cinematography and lighting.
  • Actor Allusion: Sort of. Max gets a lot that he looks a little like Nicolas Cage so in Ultimate Assist Me featuring Firebrand and Ghost Rider Max transforms into the latter who was played by Cage.
    • This taken another step further when Doom, Max and Phoenix start watching B-movies starting with X-Men 3 which features Phoenix. Max takes the remote and puts on the Fantastic Four movie, prompting Doom to switch the channel yet again to show the bunny line from Con Air, Not the Bees! from The Wicker Man (2006), and I'm a Vampire from Vampire's Kiss. Max looks like he just wants to crawl into a hole.
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    • In the Super Smash Bros. episode, Max refers to Doom as his best friend. He happens to be Heterosexual Life-Partners with Doom's actor, Matt Simmons.
  • The Danza: For the Mortal Kombat X episodes, the Yo Videogames crew play exaggerated versions of themselves. Best seen with Simmons and Mike Young, who do not reprise their normal Marvel-related roles. When discussing the series, Max will refer to "the Max character" instead of saying "me".
    • The Predator episode is a particular example since Kenny and Steve are extremely rude and dismissive towards Max, a far cry from the close friendship they have in real life.
  • Schedule Slip: It's been a long-assed time since Morrigan's episode was teased.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Several years after the fact, Max revealed that Marvel was ridiculously restrictive with how he portrayed of Thanos in Retro Assist Me because they had something in the works for the character (which, in hindsight, obviously refers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe). They were reportedly very particular with the pronunciation of the character's name ("THAN-nos" rather than "THEY-nos") and eventually declared that Max wasn't allowed to show the character's face at all because they disliked the costume he had come up with, forcing extensive reshoots.
  • Talking to Himself: And this is despite the fact that anyone who plays a character has to be in costume.
    • Mike Young as both Wesker and Rocket Raccoon in the Holiday Special.
    • Again, Mike Young as both Wesker and Deadpool in "Assist Me Deadpool".
    • Also, Matthew Simmons as Doom and M.O.D.O.K. in the Season 2 finale.
  • What Could Have Been: The series was supposed to have a continuation focusing on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but was axed after the game proved to be a disappointment. Max has teasingly remarked that if the "Marvel vs. Capcom 4" rumornote  becomes true, he'll probably do a short "Assist Me Endgame" with himself as Doctor Strange telling Iron Man (Steve) about the one-in-fourteen million, six hundred and five chance of saving Infinite.
  • The Wiki Rule: Right here.


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