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Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, also known as RTAA for short, is an animated comedy series created by Rooster Teeth, based around animating the lives of the many employees of Rooster Teeth and the hijinks they get themselves into, whether it be related to antics around the office, traveling, or just home life. Some of the stories include such things as: physical torment, hilarious coincidences, and embarrassing moments.

Most of the audio comes from The Rooster Teeth Podcast, although a multitude of different sources like Off Topic, On The Spot, and Always Open have been used over time to create new episodes. The series was originally animated and directed by Jordan Cwierz in a simple, somewhat messy format with heavy focus on blue coloring. Due to his increasingly busy workload with Camp Camp and Nomad of Nowhere, the series is directed by Jordan Battle and Andrew Lhotsky working with animators in the animation department.

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To date, the series has had more than 300+ episodes, and is currently still going strong with weekly episode releases. The first episode can be found here, and the playlist for the entire series can be found here.


Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Villainy: The entire staff of the Rooster Teeth company are portrayed as jerkasses, drunks, psychopaths, unstable maniacs, and more...Though it's all Played for Laughs. They're all pretty good people in real life.
  • Adorkable:
    • Brandon ends up coming across as downright adorable in his attempt to sell "moon shoes" to the Rooster Tank.
    • Whenever Millie is being discussed, Geoff sounds like a caring, kindhearted father who clearly sees his daughter as his entire world, leading to some of the more adorable moments in the series.
    • Joel is certainly...Bizarre, to say the least, but he comes off as incredibly charming and adorable due to this as well.
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  • The Alcoholic: Just about everyone at the company drinks extensively for seemingly no reason, though it's usually Played for Laughs in the series.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: A common theme on the show is one of the employees sharing a funny story relating to a time they got drunk.
    • "New Orleans Part 1" and "New Orleans Part 2" follows the adventures of Geoff and Griffon, the latter of which got drunk before a ghost tour. The episode goes on to show Griffon losing her purse, pissing off an entire tour group, and then vomiting bright red vomit everywhere in the bathroom of their hotel room.
  • Alpha Bitch: "When In Doubt Dab" portrays Meg Turney as a consistent rival and belittler of Mariel's choices during the episode, and Mariel and Lindsay goes on to claim that she was acting similarly to the antagonists of Mean Girls.
  • Animals Hate Them: The cast do not have the best luck with animals of any kind.
    • In "Burnie Burns Horse Puncher", Jordan's hand is bitten onto by a horse, which refused to let go until Burnie punched it in the face.
  • Art Evolution: The initial episodes showed stilted and stiff movement since Jordan was animating on his own, but as episodes came out, there's increased fluidity in character movement as the animation quality increased.
  • Ash Face: During "Gavin's AC Anomaly", Gavin hired a repairman to fix his air conditioning, but then he just takes the panel off of it and leaves, causing a huge fire to start and engulf Gavin in flames for a moment. Soon after getting out of the fire, his face and body are covered in ash.
  • Bad Boss:
    • Burnie is usually portrayed as incredibly egocentric and rude towards his employees, acting in a corrupt manner and not really caring too much about anyone on the show as a whole.
      • Downplayed, but Matt isn't portrayed much better sometimes.
    • In one of Aaron's previous jobs, he suspected that his superior was a drug addict, due to the man's erratic and bizarre behavior, including believing an astrology book's predictions using Aaron's birth date.
  • Bad Date: Miles and Chris have had some pretty bad dating experiences.
    • "Miles's Dirty Talk Fail" had him mix up two very important words that ruined the date.
    • "Chris's Smoking Hot Date" involved him meeting his Blind Date and discovering she was much different than she appeared.
    • "Chris Strikes Out" showed him failing to chat up a group of girls, much to Michael and Geoff's amusement.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Gus surprisingly has a few.
      • Gavin always wears his podcast headphones back to front, which always sets Gus off without fail. It's seen enough to practically be called a Running Gag.
      • Also, it's best if you do not bring up Vegas while around him.
  • Big Brother Bully: Burnie's brother is usually portrayed as manipulative and cruel towards Burnie, messing with him whenever he can and mocking him whenever he falls for his cruel pranks.
  • Big Eater:
    • "Burnie and Ashley Search For Food" show that if Ashley doesn't eat, she becomes a demon.
    • "Bulking Up" show Michael and Jeremy being so hungry that they buy themselves extra sandwiches to eat on their way home from work. Lindsay is shown to be unimpressed with Michael stuffing his face while Jeremy ate his extra sandwich before his wife got home.
    • "Chicken Tender Travesty" show that Michael is such a fanatic for McDonald's Chicken Selects that he started salivating over how much he loves them. And once again, Lindsay is completely unimpressed with his appetite.
    • "Biscuits or Breadsticks" show Michael and Kerry arguing against Miles about the superiority of Red Lobster's cheddar biscuits over Olive Garden's breadsticks. Michael gets so passionately worked up over the matter that he screams in Miles's face.
  • Blue Bead Eyes: Everyone, aside from Geoff, are drawn with dark blue dots for eyes, and the women have eyelashes. Geoff, in contrast, is drawn with large, hooded eyes and visible sclera.
  • Blatant Lies: The comedian from "Mooning Over Shoes" ends up mooning Aaron. What's the thing he says to him in order to make him feel better? That the butt he saw was fake. The bizarre thing is that Aaron actually believed this...Until he turned 13.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Despite the series being made up of stories told by the employees, it oddly features far more blood than a good majority of their other series, which have actually remained mostly blood-free.
    • Near the end of "New Orleans Part 1", Griffon hits her chin against the ground hard enough to take some skin off and begins bleeding. "New Orleans Part 2" doesn't have any real blood after, but a red scratch mark is left where it happened.
  • Boyfriend Bluff: Inverted in "Chris's Fake Fiance", where Chris found himself being pulled into one while waiting for his own date. The poor woman was being harassed, so he claims she's his fiancee in order to drive her harasser away. Meanwhile, his actual date showed up...
  • The Bully: As expected, a good number of the employees used to be bullied.
    • "Farts Still Funny" reveals that Brandon's was a large boy who he was incapable of fighting against. However, he ended up getting some revenge by framing the bully with a loud fart...Which didn't really matter considering the bully just beat him up afterwards.
    • Lindsay admitted in "Lindsay the Poké-bully" that she tricked other children for their Pokemon cards. She apparently also got kicked out of the Girl Scouts for being a "problem child", as shown in "Mob Cookies & Clean Butthole Land".
  • Bumbling Dad:
    • As shown during "It Was Wet", Mica's dad ended up getting the bright idea that if his phone is soaked from sweat, than all he has to do is put it in a microwave to dry it. Goes about as well as expected.
    • Geoff comes off as one when he tells stories involving his daughter getting the better of him.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Whenever Gavin appears in the series, it's basically expected that he'll be made the butt of most jokes, even when it isn't his experience being discussed.
    • Chris's appearances usually make him the butt of many jokes as well, so it can be expected that if Gavin and Chris are in the same episode, then Chris is usually the bigger Butt-Monkey.
  • Call-Back: Throughout the series, later episodes will often include clever, split-second references to previous episodes in scenery and incidental objects.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Chris's various dating mishaps certainly qualify him as one, although there's nothing repugnant about him, he just can't seem to land a date.
  • Cats Are Mean:
    • In "Vengeful Cats", Gavin shares the story of his cat Smee deliberately peeing on the guest bed after Dan's visits. Miles then shares a story of his friend's cat deliberately soiling the family's beds in retaliation for being left at home when the family would go on vacation.
    • In "Cat Stories", Smee apparently likes eating Gavin's headsets, Joe the Cat pees on Burnie's luggage whenever he has a trip, and Gus discovering that a childhood cat of his came back to die at his house.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To say the many employees of Rooster Teeth aren't very normal would be an understatement to say the least.
    • Somehow, Brandon thinks that designing shoes that would only work on the moon would be a good business idea.
    • Joel can come across as downright insane at times with how bizarre he can come across.
    • The recurring "Gavin or Google?" segments basically show how Gavin's thought process works, and how bizarre his questions can be.
    • Chris has a strange way of cooking fish and once thought almonds were walnuts.
  • Color Blind Confusion: Trevor shares that he's color blind, leading Chris and Blaine to think he could be a superhero who could see through camouflage and Trevor tells them that he couldn't see a green Easter egg in the grass as a child and only learned he was color blind when he went to the doctor for glasses.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Whenever an embarrassing or painful story is being told, expect the employees to usually break down laughing.
  • Consummate Liar: "Impractical Yolkers" shows that Lindsay of all people is actually really good at lying, to a point where she can keep a completely straight face while giving Burnie a glass of egg yolks disguised as orange juice.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All of the employees are pretty snarky to say the least, though the most common example is usually Gus.
  • Death Glare:
    • Geoff receives a rather appropriate one from the tow truck driver from "Lightning" after he was forced out into a lightning storm, and was nearly struck by it.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Somehow, Lindsay didn't realize that giving the CEO of the company a glass full of egg yolks while he's sick may just be a bad idea. Even she comes to realize this, understanding how horribly that could have potentially gone for her.
  • The Ditz: Among the employees, Gavin is probably the most recognizably ditzy, considering he has a tendency to make some really ridiculous decisions for basically no real reason. In "Podcast King", Gus steps inside Gavin's head and discovers a sign that says "Gavin's Brain (do not confuse)". Although he didn't see it, there's also a grape lodged in the brain matter.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Burnie and Gus make it very clear that people should not buy or use the "Anarchist's Cookbook", considering it's a book about making bombs.
  • Doting Parent: Geoff very clearly adores his daughter, and will usually go out of his way to make her as happy as possible.
  • Dream Sequence: Some of the staff have had some bizarre dreams.
    • Burnie's dream about Lindsay becoming an ass-kicking spy in her wedding dress. He had another dream where he just kept eating the same burger over and over again.
    • Geoff had a dream where he was banned from gaming when he's drunk.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Early episodes have notably lower quality animation and were about half the length of the most recent episodes.
  • Episode on a Plane: Several episodes are focused on the employees discussing their (usually negative)experiences on planes.
    • "San Diego" has Geoff and Gus talking about the time they sat next to two annoying girls on a plane, who refused to turn off their electronics throughout the entire flight, and when they finally did listen and turn them off, they started taking pictures of one another with flashing cameras. Geoff ends the episode off saying that since society ''apparently'' doesn't have rules, he's gonna stop paying his taxes and go shoot a cop.
    • "Ryan's Flying Failure" was just a run of bad luck for Ryan to even get on a plane.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Gavin has been hit on by guys several times.
    • "Gavin's Secret Admirer", where he kept getting samples of food from an older chef and didn't realize it was the chef's way of getting his attention.
    • "Porta-Potty BJ", he got propositioned by a guy high on cocaine, after the guy barged in him going to the bathroom. Naturally, he turned that down.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Intentionally invoked in the case of Lindsay during "Impractical Yolkers". Roughly halfway into the episode, we see an image of Lindsay seeming completely innocent, before fire rises up behind her as she begins to smile devilishly.
  • Fangirl: Yssa spent a half hour not knowing she was at the same table as the voice actors of Final Fantasy XV until Mica joined her at the table. After she realized who they were, she sent frantic texts to Cole and Kerry while giggling with Mica.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Because of the sheer amount of Visual Puns and Call Backs in each episode, rewatching may be needed to catch them all.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Mariel firmly establishes herself as this among the girls during "When In Doubt Dab", with her constantly being portrayed as being unbearable to be around in the other girls' eyes. They all were quick to make fun of her thought of how many jellybeans were in the baby bottle, turn on her when she started taking one of the party games too seriously, and nobody celebrated her actually winning one of them in the end.
  • Gay Bar Reveal: In "Bar Fights and Gay Bars", Burnie tells the story of how he, Matt Hullum, and their friends went to Oilcan Harry's to hang out, and Matt had no idea it was a gay bar for 20 minutes. Everyone else, including Burnie, had known from the beginning.
  • Groin Attack: Chris suffers one at a slumber party in "Tornado Punches". His reaction was... not pleasant. He apologized to the guy shortly after, as this was all on instinct.
  • High-Voltage Death: The tow truck driver from "Lightning" talks to Geoff about why he's scared of lightning, revealing that his niece and his brother were killed by it. This quickly shuts Geoff up from talking anymore.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper:
    • Gus has a habit of getting easily annoyed if he hears stuff that he finds odd or stupid.
    • Similarly, Michael can grow just as easily infuriated with his co-workers, especially Gavin. This is probably best shown when he breaks out into a full-on angry rant during "Biscuits & Breadsticks", despite it having been a mostly friendly if slightly competitive debate before.
  • The Heckler: Trevor and Geoff attend a magic show in Las Vegas. Geoff spends the entire show heckling the magician by loudly wondering how the tricks were pulled off in the most over the top manner as possible.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • Gavin and Michael may get into arguments a lot, but they're shown to hang out a lot outside of work, make the occasional friendly comments about one another, will get into bets with one another, and more. In fact, they probably have one of the closest friendships at the company overall.
    • While they'd probably never admit it, it's pretty clear that Burnie and Gus are very close friends, even if they do get on each other's nerves far more often than not.
  • Hobos: Burnie has supposedly become friends with every homeless person near Rooster Teeth, including one who constantly pesters Geoff and Gus about how he's gonna chop off his leg.
  • If It's You, It's OK: In "Bets & Flirts", a very drunk Gavin sort-of comes onto Monty by saying that he's not attracted to guys, but his boner is really trying right now.
  • Infernal Background: One formed behind Lindsay during "Impractical Yolkers" to showcase her devious intent.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Aaron's parents taking their son out to a bar seemed fine at the time...And then he got mooned by a comedian there.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of the employees may laugh at one another's embarrassing moments and their painful histories, but they all clearly care about each other and support one another throughout the series.
  • Lampshade Wearing: Used to differentiate regular Burnie and Drunk Burnie.
  • Lethal Chef: In "Chris Cooks Fish", perhaps it's best that Chris shouldn't cook. "Cooking Naked" only confirms the notion because he also thinks it's a good idea to cook while naked.
  • Lethally Stupid: Thankfully inverted, but if "Gavin's AC Anomaly" is anything to go by, the fact that Gavin saw no issue with the fact that a fire was in his attic for a couple of days and didn't call someone immediately about it goes to show that his stupidity could be a lot more dangerous.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Everyone in the series comes across as a downright Jerkass, but all of them are actually fairly nice people outside of it.
  • Mistaken for Romance: While going through their divorce, Jon's ex mistakenly thought that he and Blaine were in a relationship because she stumbled across Fan Fiction of them as well as a Facebook account purported to claim they were.
  • Mooning: In "Mooning Over Shoes", Aaron discusses how his parents took him out to a bar when he was younger, and how this comedian would actually moon the audience every time he said a bad joke...Only problem is that when he did this, Aaron saw a little too much.
  • Movie-Theater Episode: Multiple episodes focus on the adventures the crew has in movie theaters.
    • "Disease Movie Theatre" has Burnie explaining why the DOBIE theater is an absolutely awful business, claiming the only reason they haven't gone out of business is because the place sucks dick to stay around.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Accurately describes the comedian's reaction from "Mooning Over Shoes" upon realizing he accidentally just mooned a kid.
    • "Grand Theft Cola". During a session of Grand Theft Auto Online, Gus finds himself getting harassed by a group of players. He finally manages to meet Miles at a golf course...
    Gus: Yeah, like I said, there's these guys in... THEY'RE HERE!
  • Only Sane Man: While he can sometimes come across as just as insane as his co-workers, Gus will usually act as the voice of reason whenever things get too out of control.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Gus is always drawn as if he's frowning. Even while laughing or smiling he looks as if he's frowning.
  • Potty Emergency: Some of the tales the staff tells fall under attempting to get to a bathroom and narrowly avoiding Potty Failure.
    • Becca had gone out to dinner one night, and couldn't hold it in on the way home, forcing her to stop at a gas station/bus station to relieve herself. Unfortunately, the station was under construction, so it looked extremely sketchy.
    • James Buckley was visiting Sugar Pine 7, and unfortunately, their office bathroom was locked and he didn't have a key. He had to resort to a donut box in order to avoid Potty Failure.
  • Potty Failure: It's happened to Geoff and Miles. In Miles's case, he was sick while abroad, but it just randomly happened with Geoff while he was watching football.
  • Pungeon Master: Barbara always has a terrible pun on hand, to the point where they made six montages devoted just to her puns. The fifth montage's description was this:
    At this point we're probably just enabling Barbara to make more puns, so feel free to grab some pitchforks and torches and form a mob of some kind.
  • Put on a Bus: Several characters have been dropped from ever appearing in the series again after issues arose in real life involving their IRL counterparts.
    • Jordan Burns stopped appearing in the series a bit after her and Burnie's divorce was made more public.
    • Griffon Ramsey stopped appearing after her and Geoff's divorce was more apparent.
    • After his death, Monty Oum has never reappeared in the series out of respect.
    • Ray Narvaez stopped appearing after he left the company.
    • Inverted with Meg Turney, whose first appearance took place two years after she had left the company.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Lindsay pulls one off surprisingly well after tricking Burnie into drinking egg yolks.
  • Rubber Hose Limbs: Everyone has these.
    • It gets lampshaded during "Behind the Blue", when Burnie explains that an escaped panther couldn't get very far on "noodle limbs".
  • Running Gag:
    • Pretty much every time one of the guys says "what's up", the drawing of them will suddenly don a black jacket and sunglasses, while smoking a cigarette for about one second.
    • Whenever an episode cuts to a podcast featuring Gavin and Gus, expect the latter to quickly grow angry with Gavin over not wearing his headphones properly.
    • Anytime Gus and Burnie have a heated argument, it inevitably turns out to be Joel playing with puppets of them, before screaming this afterwards:
    "Fight! Fight! Fight! Kiss. Kiss. Kiss."
  • The Scapegoat:
    • "Farts Still Funny" has multiple examples.
      • Barbara ended up being used as one when she was a teenager, when a disgusting kid let out a fart during a moment of silence, and quickly placed all the blame on Barbara, despite her quickly denying it.
      • Brandon similarly let out a fart next to a girl and his bully, and thus used it as a way to blame it on the latter since he was the bigger of the two and the more likely one the girl would believe let it out.
  • Scare 'em Straight: In "Shattered Dreams", Mariel recalls how her high school went all out in a dramatic Public Service Announcement production of how drunk driving is bad and kills kids. Max had mentioned that his school did the same thing, which prompted Mariel's story. Barbara and Maggie were just baffled that it was a thing in some schools.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Burnie mentions Las Vegas too many times for his liking, Gus ultimately decides to outright book it.
  • Serial Escalation: Miles discovers that he and Jon are streaming at the same time. They text photos to each other, escalating in intensity until Miles sent Jon a photo of himself naked except for a hat covering himself.
  • Shame If Something Happened: "Shakedowns & Breakdowns" features Geoff's daughter, Millie, giving her mother a "Mafia-style shakedown".
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sick Episode: Several episodes have a primary focus on one of the worker's experiences while sick.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Just about everyone swears quite a bit throughout the series, to a point where it should probably be expected that at least one will be said every episode.
  • The Stoic: While he rarely appeared in episodes, Monty was usually portrayed as having a completely neutral look on his face at all times.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: "Batman Roleplay" parts 1 and 2 has Miles baffled that three people chose The Penguin when he asked them which Batman villain would they roleplay in bed.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • "Farts Still Funny" has Gus explaining that farts are one of the few things in the world that everybody finds funny.
  • Token Evil Teammate:
    • Burnie is often portrayed as a Bad Boss in the series, and serves as the Big Bad of several episodes.
    • While none of them are exactly innocent in any way, Ryan is probably the only one you could make a solid argument as being evil though, as he does keep a cow in the ground almost entirely for his own amusement.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • When he was younger, Burnie had a tendency to do some pretty stupid stuff, notably trying to make a bomb in his house after reading the "Anarchist's Cookbook".
  • Troll: To say the entire cast is made up of them wouldn't be inaccurate to say the least.
    • "Statue" has Burnie nearly sell off his website to the city of Burnie, Tasmania...Only for the deal to be ruined due to Gus editing the website from just being a blank page to saying in bold letters, "Burnie sucks cock!" Burnie reacted as expected.
    • "Impractical Yolkers" reveals Lindsay can actually be a very sneaky one, being able to come across as genuinely friendly towards her victim all while giving them an entire glass of egg yolks disguised as orange juice.
    • "The London Poop Chronicles, Part 1" had Jon trolling Michael and Geoff before the On the Spot panel at RTX London. Michael had let out an especially foul fart, and since Jon was born with no sense of smell, he got down on his knees and sniffed Michael's butt, grossing out not just Michael and Geoff, but the rest of Achievement Hunter as Michael tells the story.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The entire cast as a whole. Everyone can be fairly rude and snarky to one another, but it's also made pretty clear that they all clearly care about each other quite a bit.
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