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DaThings is a Youtube Poop series by Ellie Spectacular, originally made popular by music video poops (the literal music videos, not YTPMVs). Other media has since been added to the mix, from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and movies to infomercials and instructional videos. The videos are usually (but not always) clean, in stark contrast to poops from other creators such as cs188 or Deepercutt.


DaThings contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Gender Identity: In "Jenson's Impact", Kermit the Frog is transgender, and Jon Snow's CBS cooking show parody has an episode for enbies (non-binary people) where he completes his transitions.
  • Adaptational Personality Change
    • Sister Maria is a drug-obsessed hippie.
      Maria: I want to be stoned, I want to trip BALLS, I want to be HIGH, I want to browse /r/trees... (Caption: That's enough stoner jokes.)
    • Postman Tap, instead of a kindly, helpful man beloved by his neighbours, is a sociopathic compulsive thief and serial rapist given to verbally abusing members of the public, with an inflated sense of self-importance and a deadly vendetta against his neighbour Alf Thompson. And a dedicated furry.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Ross could be a bit of a jerkass from time to time in Friends, but he's far nastier in "Corn Area", turning Forneria into a wasteland of corn and capturing James McStarFox for no apparent reason when he's sent to investigate.
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    • Peppy is the one who betrays James instead of Pigma in "Corn Area".
  • All There in the Manual: One viewer came up with an endorsed plot summary of the events in "Sweeney Todd Completes His Arm", which not only connects the jokes together in a fairly nonsensical plot, but expands on a few of the jokes.. This was inspired by a similar moment when another viewer had done the same thing with "The LOL King".
  • Anachronism Stew: Played for Laughs in "Hugh Geaux" when Hugo and Isabelle enter the bookstore to find Monsieur Labisse in the middle of playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on his Nintendo 3DS in the middle of the 1930s.
  • Anti-Climax: In Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory, Charlie and the other children are all waiting in front of the factory, when Will Wonk walks up to them, but then immediately goes back into his factory and slams the door.
  • Arc Number: 34 in Lord Of Da Things.
    Galf: Year 3434 of the 34th age, here follows the 34th encounter of Isildor. High kingdom the 34th Gondor, and the 34th finding of the 34th Ring of Power.
  • Artistic License – Geography: In-universe example in "Faces of Florida". At the beginning of the video Gwonam thinks that Florida is an island, which understandably results in the King and Zelda laughing at him.
  • Bad Boss: In the "Wow! It's Made" series, one of the narrators treats the workers like crap.
    Narrator: I'm the king. The workers must be taught to obey.
  • Bilingual Bonus: In "The 2010s Were Forever Ago", during the Despacito section, Ellie edits the lyrics to random Spanish words and sentences (translated in the closed captioning), most evident where she makes Luis just name different parts of the body in Spanish.
  • Book Ends: "Killin' Ooze with Computers, Computers, Computers, and More Computers" begins with someone saying "Ah, Febreze!" with a phone in their hand. It ends with that same person watching the same clip on their phone, and going "So random!" If the video is looped, the end flows right back into the beginning, as it does in the source material.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Things in lists being fused into a third item is almost a staple by this point.
    "They'll be used to make cereal or beer. Or beereal."
    "That's equivalent to going to the NFL, the NBA, the NFLBA."
  • Brick Joke: In "King of Da Hill", Luanne is told that a Christian puppet show is a sin. A bit later, when she goes through with it anyway, Bobby screams "SINNER!" at her over and over in the audience.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The second half of "Jore Jarrison on Drinks" mostly consists of George Harrison ranting about Youtube Poop.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poor, poor workers, as seen in the "Wow! It's Made!" series. In each video, some manufacturing process requires horrifically mangling the workers, in increasingly absurd methods.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • Sister Maria informs us that "The hills! Are hills!"
    • The saddle expert informs that the saddle is, in fact, a saddle.
    • The Phantom of The Opera updates Christine on that she has come there.
    • Jaj informs us that his pet cow Milky White is, in fact, white.
    • Kirk Fogg lets us know that "there are three temples in the temple temple temple".
    • The announcer on Jeopardy's Teeth begins by announcing "Today is today!"
    • Guy in "A Guy's DDDDD&D" opens his post-commercial break with "I'm driving! Right now! On a road!" while in his car. On a road.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Conversed in "Jenson's Impact", where Kevin from Defunctland points out that "a lot of The Muppets were gay", including Ert and Bernie, Statdorf and Waltler and Abe Lincoln and Jesus.
  • Catch-22 Dilemma: "GET OUT Gasoline Park"'s sational and informafety video opens with a warning that you must watch the entire video before you can watch the video.
  • Catchphrase: "Never mind, Charlie" for Grandpa Joj in ''Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory".
  • Character Select Forcing: In "Smash Bros. Alternate," Sakurai says that there's no penalty for sticking with Ivysaur, implying there is a penalty for the Trainer's other two Pokemon.
  • The Coconut Effect: From Cinnamon Bunglasses at Night:"To make the cinnamon roll look a little more realistic, I'm gonna make a real cinnamon roll and I'm just gonna paint it."
  • Comical Overreacting: In The Lol King, both Scar and Mufasa are shocked that Simba peed in the gorge.
  • Content Warnings: Content warnings have been a standard feature since '80s Mercedes.
  • Counting to Potato: One participant in The Price is Rice Jr. is Katherine years old. Alice Fox of StaCup also tells about how she was completing eating sequences of over forty breakfasts when she was Catherine years old.
  • Death by Gluttony: In "Wow! It's Played", an assembler in a shoe factory eats 100,000 cookies and immediately dies.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In "Wow! It's Made!", the narrator describes part of a factory by saying "This machine is called the Machine Machine."
  • Discredited Meme:invoked Invoked in "The Eldest Scrolls IIV: SKRIM", where a line of dialogue from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is remixed into the phrase "Memes used to be funny!"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In 24601 Releases a Sammich on Parole, Jajvert kills Joj Valjeaj for stealing bread. Is that better or worse than in the book? (where Valjean was imprisoned for 17 years instead.)
  • Droste Image: "Wow! I'm Hungry" ends with the narrator declaring "you really know the poop", with Pope Francis showing off the YouTube page playing that very moment of that very video.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Soup or Smash Bros. opens with "Super Suicide Bros.-" (Record Scratch) "OFFENSIVE!", then a caption reading "Sorry. No suicide jokes."
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • The early poops were rather more vulgar before Ellie decided to pursue a more "family friendly" style.
    • Some other early poops had, light as most of them were, actual plots (such as "The King is Lonely"), something that most later videos dispense with outside of self-contained Running Gags.
  • Every Episode Ending: Every "Wow! It's Made!" ends with a specific word being said over and over before Pope Francis makes a cameo.
  • Excited Show Title!: "Make Cake Bake!", "Making Caking Baking!", "Pocket Mans!" and "Oh Yes! Love the Bees!", as well as every "Wow! It's Made!" episode.
  • Female Misogynist: Barbie, apparently, according to "Of or Belonging to Barbie". She claims to hate all women, explicitly including herself in a list of examples.
  • Follow the Bouncing Ball: Used during the intro of Postman Tap 2: Double Tap. The bouncing ball used was a recreation of the CBeebies "Get Set Go" watermark.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In "Pupin the Thirst", the letter Lupin sends has the entire script of the previous minute on the back, plus some Five-Second Foreshadowing to boot.
    P.S. I'm going to say "Hm." again, but in a higher pitch.
  • Fully Automatic Clip Show: StaCup's post-credits scene is a sequence of every time Emily said a number in the source video. This sequence lasts nearly four minutes and is longer than the main part of the video.
  • Gay Option: In Date Mystery, there is a chance that the player's Mystery Date will be a bifauxnen. Not that the girls in the commercial seem to mind it.
  • Halfway Plot Switch:
    • "Ring Around the Rosen" abruptly switches into a poop of the trailer for The Ring.
    • "Cinnamon Bunglasses at Night" switches from a poop of the "Sunglasses at Night" song to a craft video of someone making cinnamon bun-shaped soap.
    • "The Sharkshank Redaction" starts off as Youtube Poop about sharks, but halfway through, Rog takes over DaThings (as he says in the video), and the rest of the video is about Rog.
  • Human Resources: Wow! It's Made: Revelations reveals that pillows are made from processed employees.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: From The Mythsters: "It may look nothing like Stevie Wonder, but Stevie doesn't even know how he looks."
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: In "Postman Tap 2: Double Tap", Mrs. Goblins reacts to the news that they're going to turn off the water by joking that "they can't turn off the lemonade". Moments later, she's lamenting that they're also going to turn off the lemonade.
  • Later-Installment Weirdness: The channel is still far and away one of the cleaner YouTube Poop channels on the site compared to other YTP channels, but later YTPs, particularly from late 2019 onward, have seen a slight but still noticeable uptick in adult humor, to the point that some videos now open with content warnings.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Postmap Tap3: Tapped Out has Pat murdering Alf Thompson in cold blood by upsetting Alf's ladder while the latter is fixing up brickwork on the gables of his house.
    Tap: Sorry, Alf~! There's nothing for it~!
  • Mondegreen Gag: "Dollip Eats-a the Prizza" has a brief appearance from a Mickey Mouse puppet, who Dollip calls a "depraved, degenerate rat". The puppet responds to this by doing a Chris Pratt impression and saying "it's me, Crisp Rat!" A fancy Disney-style nameplate appears spelling this out for those who didn't get it.
  • No Export for You: Soup or Smash Bros. declares that "Super Soup Bros. for Wii U will never be released in North America, ever."invoked
  • No Sympathy: Javert, naturally.
    Valjean: We were starving!
    Javert: You will starve again! LOL!
    Valjean: LOL.
  • Nothing Is Funnier: The Stinger of Sonic Sesame is a nearly twenty-second shot of the human Sesame Street characters giving the viewer a silent look of disapproval. Nothing in the video explains this scene, nor is it followed by a punchline: the humor comes from the missing context behind this scene.
  • One-Steve Limit: Pointedly averted in "Making Caking Baking!", where all the bakers are named Scotty.
    • Also averted in "Gamer Think", where the first team consists of three Davids (and a Javid.)
  • Overused Running Gag: "Soup or Smash Bros." repeatedly cuts to the "23: Clear Movies" splash. After a certain point, the overusedness of the gag becomes its own gag. Lampshaded after about the tenth appearance, with a fake comment from "Fleelfmeister471" complaining about the joke getting old.
  • Overly-Long Gag:
    • In "Obama Bails Out", Obama spends a very long time explaining what his plan is not.
      Obama: It's not a plan to create jobs, it is not a plan to reduce the deficit, it is not a plan to build the deficit, it is not a plan to create jaj, it is not a plan to defecate, it is not a plan to sit, it is not a planet, it is not a plant, it is not a plan, it is not a plalp...
    • The opening of "How to Food", a very Long List of ingredients that goes on for about a minute.
    • "StaCup" ends on a long Repeat Cut of every time the speaker says a number, totalling three and a half minutes and taking up nearly half of the video.
    Emily: I want you to memorize this...
  • Portmanteau: A frequent style of joke, showing up after the component words have been said separately. Wow! I'm Hungry! has quite a few, including 'thiquid' (thick + liquid), 'caplicator' (cap + applicator), and 'beereal' (beer + cereal).
  • Re-Cut:
    • In 2013, Ellie remixed two older videos ("Wilford Brimley Loses the Game" and "Why Won't Wilford's Parakeet Eat his Diabeetus?" into a newer video called "Wilford Brimley Loses". The former two have since been deleted.
    • Starting with "Of or Belonging to Arby", a partial re-working of the 2012 video "Arby's serves some Goog Moom Foof", some of the earlier DaThings videos have been subject to this.
    • "Bill Nigh Cells Himself For a Profit" is an updated/remade version of "Bill Nye Cells Himself".
  • Rhyming Title: The episodes titled "Make Cake Bake!" and "Making Caking Baking!"
  • Running Gag:
    • Playing the first half of a word and then reversing it, such as "SUS", occurs in nearly every video.
    • Several early videos play the syllable "de" three times and show a picture of King Dedede.
    • "Memes used to be funny", a line from "The Eldest Scrolls IIV: SKRIM", shows up in several other videos. Each time it does, an inset is shown of the previous video(s) to have used the gag. (For instance, "The Critic Critic Reviews The RooR" overlays the "SKRIM" clip; "The Ground Roundup" overlays both of the previous two videos, etc.)
    • "Wow! It's Made!" has one of the workers being abused in various ways.
    • "The Price Is Rice" has a running gag of Nicole freezing and saying "no" over and over again. Nicole being frozen is Running Gagged in "The Price Is Rice CLASSIC"
    • Throughout "Seeder Point", after mentioning the band Steam Powered Giraffe, most of the other animals mentioned in the video are also steam-powered.
  • Russian Reversal: In The Lol King, Timon tells Simba that the world turns its back on you, but in Soviet Russia, you turn your back on the world.
  • Self-Deprecation: "Jaunt Ron Toot" features a section of rapid sus jokes, accompanied by babies laughing hysterically.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spoonerism: Swapping vowels around is a common source of comedy.
    • "GET OUT Gasoline Park" informs us that we are required to watch the "sational and informafety" video.
    • In "Seeder Point", the titular park is located halfway between Toleveland and Cledo.
    • In "Corn Area", Eggman turns a maniacal scientist into a sciacal manientist.
    • In "Jenson's Impact", the list of gay Muppets includes Ert and Bernie, and Statdorf and Waltler.
  • Take That!:
    • In "The Lol King", Simba starts reading Twilight, but Mufasa pushes him out of the way, shouting "No, son!"
    • "Amciemt Aliems" takes frequent potshots at its source material, but goes closer to outright scorn at the end.
    Stan Lee - Said nothing to validate the ding-dongs behind this show.
    • From the fifth "Wow! It's Made" video there's "one side is a smooth knit, while the other is a nitwit." (video of Dennis Prager is superimposed onto the sheet.)
    • From "The 2000s were a Decade, Century, and Millennium.": "I used to play The Force Unleashed/But I discovered that it sucked."
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "Of or Belonging to Barbie" has Barbie close a speech with "Bye, bitch!" before the video's credits roll.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After five videos of over-the-top abuse in the "Wow! It's Made!" series, the workers start resisting in "Wow! It's So Big!".
  • Troll: In Will Wonk and the Chalk Factory, Grandpa Joj gives Charlie an empty package as a birthday present. He then shows him that he has a bar of chalk hidden under his pillow, but doesn't let him open it.
  • Victory by Endurance: "The Price is Rice CLASSIC" ends with one contestant going to bed, allowing the other contestant (Nicole) to win by default.
  • Visual Pun:
    • A hay bale and a weight appears when Simba says "Hey! Wait!" in The Lol King.
    • Bran gets pushed out of a window when the workers 'remove bran' in Wow! I'm Hungry!.


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Alternative Title(s): Da Things 1



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