Dusty: At Least We're Honest!
On your left is the Fantasy Kitchen Sink, on your right is the Sci-Fi Kitchen Sink, add that to the Law of Conservation of Normality and World of Weirdness that's already there and you have the Genre Savvy and Science Fantasy mess of a show we like to call Matt 'n' Dusty.
The series currently has two seasons, which comprise of 11 episodes released total as of November 30th 2013.
Season 2 currently had 8 episodes, its opener was "We Are Legend" and its last episode was "Failure at Launch". Originally there were 21 episodes planned for Season 2, but due to Technical Difficultes has been reduced to 8 episodes total for Season 2.
Season 3 started on May 17, 2014 with "Somewhere in Timespace". It is expected to have a story arc that lasts the length of the season, with a two-part season finale concluding said arc. It is unknown how long Season 3 will last, but series creator That American Slacker has stated that "it's going to be a long season". Trollbots have been confirmed to return, and will have their own sub-series of Filler-Sodes "Moments With Trollbots" starting in June.
In addition to official episodes, Season 2 introduced "Filler-Sodes" that often contain one or two quick jokes and are mostly topical. Starting in Season 3, these will have a more prominent role, extending to jokes that either don't fit into a regular episode or work stronger on their own.
This show provides examples of:
- Artificial Stupidity: The Trollbots are a prime example, as seen in "I, Trollbot" and "50 Shades of Trollbot".
- Better Than a Bare Bulb
- Butt-Monkey: Matt. If even if something goes right for him, it doesn't last very long.
- Starting with "Flipper's Revenge", there is now a counter for every time something bad has happened to Matt. It's currently at 16. On Twitter, That American Slacker stated that he wants to put this number "into the hundreds" by the end of Season 3.
- Clueless Hero: Matt Carnegie is the definitive example of this. Even in the "normal" situations he manages to prove this.
- Crapsack World
- Fantastic Comedy
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe
- Loser Hero: Matt Carnegie is a loser even among losers.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Dusty is a fox.
- No Fourth Wall: Except for "WTF" and the "5SecondFilms" tribute, every episode so far contains a cold opening where Matt and Dusty speak directly to the audience.
- The quote above is a great example!
- No Indoor Voice: Dusty is prone to this.
- In "WTF", There is a "Loudness" counter.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Matt, Parker Bradley, and Trey
- Precision F-Strike: Dusty is a master of this.
- The only time a censor bleep has been used straight was in the first episode. Since Season 2, all episodes are uncensored.
- Raygun Gothic
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Matt.
- Science Fantasy
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dusty.
- Take That!: Given the show's style of humor, this is to be expected.
- "Xbox Zero" is this to the Xbox One. Even the name of the episode is one.
- Urban Fantasy
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Matt and Dusty.
- Weirdness Magnet: The whole show revolves around Matt and Dusty dealing with this trope in one way or another.
Episodes (and filler-sodes!) of this series provide examples of:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: In "We Are Legend", Dusty has to choose between pleasuring himself in an airport restroom or spending time with Matt (literally the last living thing on Earth). He ends up dragging the whole airport restroom down to the lobby.
- Big "WHAT?!": "Flipper's Revenge" has this preceding a Fake-Out Fade-Out ending. Even Dr. Winslow comes back to life to take part in this.
- Call-Back: In "We Are Legend", Matt and Dusty survive the asteroid collision by hiding in the same box the Trollbots came from in "I Trollbot".
- Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode of the series is animated worse than the rest of the series, as well as having one of the most confusing plots of the series, if there was one.
- Furry Denial: Played for Laughs in this memorable bit from "Flipper's Revenge".
- Idiot Ball: "I, Trollbot" involves Matt and Dusty dealing with the Trollbots.
- Heroic BSoD: Happens literally in "WTF". Matt and Dusty spend the rest of the episode attempting to confront some guy down the street.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Babs is a big pink wingless dragon who lives in a cave and bakes cookies. Also she's the most adorable character on the show so far.
- Robot War: In "Failure at Launch", there apparently was one between the Playstation consoles and Xbox consoles.
- Waxing Lyrical: In "We Are Legend", Dusty asks how an airport restroom ended up in the Pentagon. Matt responds by saying "The same way the Taj Mahal ended up in Cleavland."
Future Episodes of this series provide examples of:Of course, because every example below is from an unreleased episode of the series, all examples are listed as spoilers until those episodes are released.
* Magical Girlfriend: Mandy
* Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Mandy initially glances over greetings to Matt, but eventually joins him, Trey, and Parker Bradley in their circle of friends.