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"Hello, my name is Drew Pickles, and I am really really gay."
A typical line from a Barney Bunch video

The Barney Bunch started out as a trolling group on Newgrounds in 2005, but has evolved since then into a loosely affiliated group of people on YouTube who make Speakonia-narrated videos about the swell exploits of Drew Pickles, Barney, Ronald McDonald (better known as the Penis Clown), and other fictional characters, food mascots, and even celebrities, all of whom are really really really gay. The basis is to get a childhood cartoon character (for example: Snagglepuss) and have him talk about his homosexuality. No information whatsoever is needed on the character, and not even Pablo Sanchez is immune. As a result, Hilarity Ensues. No matter what your opinion is on the Bunch, whether you think they're a good Stealth Parody of exploitation of common gay stereotypes or they're just Encyclopedia Dramatica on steroids, you've seen at least one of their videos in your lifetime.


A few years back, they also trolled Fan Fiction Dot Net with fanfics that were done in the same way. They disappeared after a few months, though some higher quality fics have been written in the years since.

These videos provide examples of:

  • All Gays Are Pedophiles:
    • Several characters are depicted as gay and willing to molest young boys, including Barney, Ronald McDonald, Dick the Clown, The Wiggles, and Dr Lipshitz.
    • Lampshaded in some videos when Drew Pickles says "God, I am such a pedophile!"
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Every character depicted as gay is willing to have sex with everyone who's male.
  • All Your Gayness Combined: How Screw Pickles was defeated.
  • Anachronism Stew: These videos probably take place in the present day, yet as a child, Drew (according to his profile) masturbated to The Wiggles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Dragon Tales. He also got a computer with the internet at age 11.
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  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: A hallmark of these videos. Drew Pickles' penis, for example, is 300 miles long, and Barney's testicles are said to be "hairy"; the latter is lampshaded in-universe with him saying "before you ask how a dinosaur has hairy testicles, remember to never question swell gay anatomy." In one video Drew wraps his penis around two other characters "like a glittery homosexual anaconda" and "moves it around like an elephant trunk" while he carries them with it.
  • Art Shift: Some people make animated videos in Flash rather than simple videos in Windows Movie Maker.
  • Artifact Title/Breakout Character: Drew Pickles is more associated with the Barney Bunch than even its namesake.
  • Artistic License – History: A common complaint on videos with real people (usually historical figures or criminals) is that "___ wasn't/weren't gay!". The people who complain about this often are unfamiliar with the genre.
  • Ass Shove: Assorted characters, mostly Drew Pickles, will use anything as a dildo.
  • Ax-Crazy: Drew Pickles will kill or rape anyone who angers him.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Drew Pickles is often depicted as an abusive partner to Barney. The abuse ranges from treating him like a child and grounding him for minor offenses, or outright beating the crap out of him or laughing at him when he gets seriously hurt. This is played for laughs.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Yogi Bear and Fatty Bear, who claim to be gayer than Drew Pickles.
  • Berserk Button: Drew Pickles does not like lines. He'll also rape anyone who calls him a sick fuck.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Drew Pickles' raping of men is often played for dark laughs.
  • Bowdlerization: Inverted in song parodies done by MrEXPERIMENTAL and others in which Drew or other characters will "sing" current pop songs with lyrics altered to be about extreme sexual behavior, masturbation, homosexuality and the like.
  • Cast Full of Gay: There are virtually no BB characters who were homosexual in their original incarnation. Even the notoriously evangelical Ned Flanders has been written into gay sex scenes with Drew.
    • Hell, even the Ambiguously Gay character that is James has been written into the Barney Bunch's shenanigans.
  • Catchphrase: "Bag, that was swell."
    • In the Rugrats Gag Dubs by Bigboyrats, the standard title card sequence would then end with the background patterns flashing continuously (looped from the Season 3 episode title cards), to which Drew in voice-over would comment "Bag, the patterns are swell" before introducing the episode.
    • The "official" Drew Pickles Facebook page has gathered flak for being so bowdlerized that the only status updates it posts are G-rated jokes about the word "swell." Occasionally a Barney Bunch member will post a typically NSFW comment related to the Barney Bunch on that page, but it is swiftly removed.
  • Censor Box: Sometimes used when characters have sex.
  • The Chew Toy: The Manager always ends up being raped by Drew Pickles.
  • Child by Rape: Dick Pickles, Drew's African-American son.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • Despite being major members of the Barney Bunch, The Conehead Groom, Arthur Read, The Wiggles, Teletubbies and Clifford the Big Red Dog are seldom seen nowadays.
    • Screw Pickles, Yogi Bear, and the Humongous Bunch were once huge enemies of the Barney Bunch, but today they're rarely used anymore.
    • Joey the Autistic Retard, a Forced Meme character made out of a kid featured in a TLC show who's clip of him wrestling with a relative was featured in the controversial "Drew Pickles Autism Documentary" video by Prime8NStuff. He was then included in the list of "butt-buddies and sex slaves" in a couple videos and then was abandoned and barely used again, mainly after some users breathed fire over the video.
  • Corrupt the Cutie
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Drew Pickles often rapes people to death or beats them to death with his 300 mile long cock.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Whenever Drew Pickles is forced to wait in a long line, he will quickly get bored and either masturbate, or rape every man in the line.
  • Deconstruction: Compared to GoAnimate, there's been very few attempts at deconstructing the usual Barney Bunch video formats:
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • For some reason, Drew Pickles tends to be everyone's Author Avatar, and will like or dislike things depending on the video's maker. This leads to inconsistencies, like him being a fan of or hating Halo. Some users like DrewPicklesisSwell1957 and Blood have been known to figuratively play jump rope with this trope (especially DrewPicklesisSwell1957, who's Drew Pickles commentary videos have him against things like DeviantArt
    • This also goes for the video maker's attitude toward the topics - some Barney Bunch videos with characters from other media or real life will be affectionate parodies, while others will be made due to the maker's hate for the character.
    • How much the characters dislike women can vary, from them wanting to destroy TVs if a woman is on the screen to merely being indifferent (The videos by the creator Blood often are this) to even being bisexual! However, in the latter case, Barney Bunch members are usually depicted as willing to punish other members in various cruel ways if they do end up engaging in sexual activity with a woman, or even come into contact with a woman in any way, whether it be by accident or not.
    • The Betty Bunch's relationship with the Barney Bunch is really inconsistent - sometimes they're enemies, sometimes they're neutral allies.
    • Stu Pickles ranges from being a flaming homosexual like the rest of the Bunch to being a bisexual foot fetishist.
    • Drew Pickles ranges from being openly hostile to social justice warriors, to being a self-aware Stealth Parody of social justice himself.
    • He also ranges from being openly hostile against pedophiles, to committing pedophilia himself.
    • Drew Pickles also ranges from being against fetishes commonly used by say, DeviantArt fetish artists, to being open to partaking in them.
    • And it gets a lot more inconsistent with old technology - the Bunch range from encouraging trolling towards so-called nostalgiatards to using old technology such as VHS camcorders and record players in everyday life (one long-gone Drew Pickles goes to video wherein he visits the DiC logo had him note that he's "a 90's guy and only uses VHS").
  • Depraved Bisexual: Stu Pickles, although some video makers portray him as a homosexual instead.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Taken Up to Eleven. All gay characters are willing to rape men or molest children to satisfy their sexual desires.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male: There doesn't seem to be much concern over Drew and the others raping men.
  • Egopolis: Drewland
  • Extreme Omnisexual: As long as it's male, Drew Pickles will rape it.
  • Fantastic Racism: The term "Unestablished", usually going to characters who are not part of the original meme or who happen to never be used again. There are exceptions to the term such as The Creepy Autistic/Retarded Kid, Brad Garett, Huckleberry Hound and others
  • Fantastic Slurs: Averted as all of the Barney Bunch members often list racial stereotypes (complete with often calling them slurs) as part of "long fucking lines".
  • For the Evulz: A lot of Barney Bunch characters' motivations can boil down to this.
  • Forced Meme:
    • Maid Marian, who claimed she could rape anyone and in doing so turn them straight. Drew eventually got fed up with this and shot her.
    • Joey the Autistic Retard, as mentioned above.
  • Gag Dub: Even though most are unfinished, they include Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective, and the most recent, The Rescuers. Former YouTube (now Dropbox) user Bigboyrats specializes in these, making Barney Bunch-themed dubs of Rugrats episodes.
  • Gambit Roulette: How Drew Pickles' plans of raping men and beating women to death with his penis typically work out.
  • Gag Penis: Drew's mastodonic 300 mile long cock is probably the most triumphant example. In fact, the actual size of his penis is infinite.
  • Gasshole: Chaz Finster holds the universe record for the loudest fart at 1000000000001 decibels, when he farted, it stank out every single universe in the entire multiverse (including the Teletubbies universe!)
  • Gretzky Has the Ball: From one Barney Bunch website: "Drew was sent to Barney's Penis World to play the worldwide Boner Baseball Superbowl! He did successful in this superbowl, and he even performed in the halftime show by doing magic tricks with his dick."
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": "Today I come, hahaha cum."
  • Hero Antagonist:
    • Tony Little and the Wishbone Resistance's (yes, the dog's) goal is to free Speakonia Land from the rule of Drew Pickles.
    • As well as Straight Drew and Nega Drew, who are known for much more moral behavior.
  • Het Is Ew: The Barney Bunch wants to turn all straight men gay.
  • Insistent Terminology: “Poopy,” “bum bum,” “dialdough/dildis,” “toilet slave,” “cummy,” etc.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Due to glitches in the text-to-speech software, Drew (and other characters with Microsoft voices) pronounces "dildo" and "dildos" as "dial-dough" and "dil-diss" as well as pronouncing “fetish” as “feetish”, and “Spongebob” as “Spawn-jeh-bob”, among other things.
  • Karma Houdini: All of the Barney Bunch members get away with any crime imaginable and never get any karma for it. As a result, they get away with killing or raping innocent people and causing lots of property damage.
    • One video has Drew killing an innocent (female) security guard he mistook for the manager by swiping her head clean off with his Gag Penis. Later, Barney kills even more innocent girls in the same way. One wonders if they got karma for murdering them.
  • Ladies and Germs: Drew Pickles (and sometimes Angelica) usually addresses crowds as "Lesbians and germs."
  • Lampshade Hanging: Later videos have more self-aware humor. The Rugrats Gag Dubs by Bigboyrats do this a lot, including pointing out some of the usual cliches of the series (such as having Drew comment on the Rugrats episodes always open with some kind of weird closeup.)
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Nobody can even count every member of the Barney Bunch. The Hanna-Barbera Bunch seems to have an estimate of about 600 characters as well.
  • Mega Crossover: Alongside the loads of characters, they've been from loads of series.
  • No Fourth Wall: To the point where it's frequently lampshaded.
  • Older Than They Look: In some videos, Drew claims to be 60 years old, despite appearing to be in his mid to late 30's.
  • Older Than They Think: invokedDrew claims to have made his first porno all the way back in 1967, which you can view here.
  • Only Sane Man: Any character in a Barney Bunch video who isn't on the LGBTQ+ spectrum generally is the only sane person you'll ever see. Especially the managers.
  • Pet the Dog: Some videos will have Drew Pickles actually do something heroic (albeit disgusting), such as destroying The Hunger Games (though he quickly replaces it with the Swell Games which is only marginally better), stopping the activities of the Westboro Baptist Church twice, or, in one video, stopping the Columbine shootings by having a swell gay threesome with the two shooters.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: A theme of more recent videos, as expected by media made by trolls.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Any member of the Betty Bunch is a lesbian who's nuts (this depends on the videomaker though).
  • Reality Warper: Since no logic exists in these videos, Drew Pickles can more or less, do anything he wants even if it is logically impossible including using abstract concepts as dildis or traveling to places that don't actually exist.
  • Running Gag: At some point in almost every "Drew Pickles Goes to..." video, the manager of the establishment steps out of his office and says something along the lines of "what the fuck is going on here?" Drew proceeds to rape the manager. Lampshaded in a few videos which take place at schools, churches or other places - a character will threaten to get the manager, after which Drew will rape said character and comment something along the lines of "There's no manager at a [school/church/hospital/library/etc.], you dumb little shit." Conversely, this is also such a standard part of the videos that sometimes places which don't normally have managers have them anyway, just to make the video match the normal pattern.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Drew Pickles plays this role in Pube Muppet videos.
  • Spin-Off: The Ketchum Klan (a group of foot-fetishists founded by Stu Pickles and Delia Ketchum)
  • Stock Footage / GIS Syndrome: Characters are simply represented by promotional images of themselves. Both images of the characters and locations tend to be found via Google Image Search.
  • Straw Misogynist: If Drew's severe hatred for women doesn't make him one, then what does?
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Everyone. The general consensus is that Drew Pickles is voiced by Microsoft Sam, Barney is voiced by Microsoft Mike, but other than that, it really depends on the video maker.
  • To Be a Master: Drew Pickles gets angry when someone claims to be gayer than him. Recently, he's been competing with Yogi Bear to be the gayest thing ever. While Drew is gayer, Yogi is a sicker fuck. They'll have to team up to take down the even gayer Humongous Bunch, though.
  • Toilet Humor: In addition to jokes about the characters' homosexuality, many Barney Bunch videos delve into this kind of humor.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Drew will shove anything, including explosives, whole human beings and other things which would be ridiculously painful, up his ass.
  • Units Not to Scale: Drew Pickles' penis is supposedly 300 miles long. However, in some videos where it is visible, it appears to be much smaller.
  • Villain Protagonist: Drew Pickles (after all, he does rape lots of men with little or no provocation), to the point where even both The Antagonist and The Postal Dude would be hiding their heads in shame.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: New Barney Bunch members are rarely seen outside their introductory videos. The Quaker Queer and The Painter avert this, however.

"Bag, that was swell."

Alternative Title(s): The Barney Bunch


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