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Drew Gooden (born October 26, 1993) is a comedy Viner turned YouTuber, whose content mostly focuses on commentary and humor.

On Vine, much of his jokes revolved around anti-humor, observational humor, or parody, and this humor carried into his YouTube videos, which contain a mix of self-deprecating humor, sketches, and sarcasm. Common topics of discussion include laughing at weird videos or the antics of other internet personalities, reviewing and analyzing pop culture, and joking around with other, collaborating YouTubers.

Drew's YouTube channel can be found here.

Tropes found in Drew's videos include:

  • All There in the Manual: The "Strange Addiction" vine randomly ended with Drew slathering himself in peanut butter. Drew later explained that it was supposed to be a parody of the Mood Whiplash commercial breaks tended to be.
  • Anti-Humor: Mentioned specifically by Drew in discussing his old Vines, with the example being a video where the entire joke is "When you're having sex, and it feels real good", followed immediately by him thanking the audience for watching.
  • Arch-Enemy: Drew and his favorite shirt have a common nemesis: Jeff Daniels.
  • Ass Shove: Drew is pretty excited for his prostate exam, even though nothing is wrong with it. But he already has his pants down and demands that his doctor do it anyways.
  • Athletically Challenged: A small running gag in videos is for Drew to be as clumsy and athletically incompetent as possible. One video has him and Danny Gonzalez playing basketball against each other, and both of them repeatedly fail to make any shots, get hurt for ridiculous reasons, and call it a tie at 0-0 after trying for hours. In another, he shows off his lack of basketball skill again and fails to make any shots... until he covers his eyes with "Hand In Yo' Face" and becomes an NBA superstar.
  • Autopilot Artistry: In "I bought every weird ad I saw for a month", Drew buys a product that covers your eyes and is meant to help you play basketball better. He launches into a skit where he's hopeless at getting any shots when looking, but suddenly becomes a basketball pro while using "Hand In Yo Face", eventually taking his playing to the next level- the NBA, where he won the championship for over forty years in a row on every single team, in a gag referencing the other Drew Gooden.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • One Vine sets up the joke of him being a minute late for McDonalds breakfast, only to be informed that they serve breakfast all day. It turns out he was actually upset over his wife not getting to give birth in the restaurant's bathroom.
    • In "Trying Relationship Life Hacks", Drew gets real eager to test a life-hack that involves a girl taking off her bra...before asking his wife to duct-tape his hands so he could try the life-hack.
    • In "No one can stop me from buying weird ads", Drew is shocked when a slushy maker is demonstrated using detergent.
      Didn't we learn our lessons from Tide Pods? You're not supposed to make them look delicious!
  • Beat Without a "But": In the "What is Rick Lax doing?" video, he remarks how gross it is to hold an egg yolk, and it seems like he's going to add some sort of silver lining, but he just ends his sentence there.
    "This is the grossest thing I've ever done... and I never want to do it that's the end of the sentence."
  • "Before" and "After" Pictures: Parodied, claiming the fictional product "Splarf" makes him reach his full potential... with the only change between the images being that the "after" image has his hair styled, his shirt unbuttoned, and is smiling at the camera.
  • Berserk Button: The Moonpod, a beanbag chair he bought in one of the "buying every advertised product" series. Expensive, uncomfortable, and made by a company that deletes every negative review of their product, Drew goes out of his way to insult the Moonpod whenever he can. Even the word "pod" triggers bad memories.
  • Brake Angrily: One Vine parodied this trope, not even using a car; Drew was sprinting past his girlfriend, Amanda, who tried to get his attention. When she claimed she'd give him a kiss, he immediately "slammed the breaks", complete with a tire-screeching sound, all just to reject her offer.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The opening sketch of "Vine: Where Are They Now?" ends when one of Drew's characters realizes the news anchor is also himself, leading the other character to point out that they're in a sketch he wrote, and that the only reason this is happening is because he couldn't find a good way to end the sketch.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In one Vine, we are introduced to Tom, the "best goddamn sniper you'll ever see"... and he's in the bathroom picking a bottle of mustard out of the toilet.
  • Butt-Monkey: Drew took one backhanded comment from a girl to Andrew in "The 90s Guide to the Internet" and exaggerated it to turn Andrew into everyone's chew-toy.
    "Andrew, don't interrupt."
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: "Nobody Should Say That To Their Mom" begins with Drew celebrating the fact that he posted a YouTube video. He decides to have a beer, despite concerns that he wouldn't be able to handle the drink. He takes one sip, comments on the fact that he's doing just fine... and cut to him in bed, having been knocked out for three weeks.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • The oh-so-helpful Scorpio horoscope of "You're a Scorpio", which Drew's character enthusiastically notes is true.
    • "What's the difference between regular ketchup and fancy ketchup?" "This one has the word "fancy" on it."
  • Catchphrase: "Hey guy" begins almost every video of his.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Double subverted. Drew tries to get into the White House without permission by bribing a secret service agent with one dollar. It doesn't work...until Drew reveals that he has two dollars and is immediately allowed in.
  • Continuity Nod: A Freeze-Frame Bonus in the "Last Thing I Need" Vine shows that on Drew's list of things he needs, "Jeff Daniels retiring from acting" is among the top ones, calling back to the "Favorite Shirt" Vine.
  • Cutaway Gag: Many of his mid-video skits involve unrelated jokes and non-sequitur comedy, before transitioning right back into the normal video. For instance, in one video he referenced needing to ask his landlord about installing a bidet. Cue the landlord bursting in to tell him his dishwasher is broken while refusing to fix it, followed by him explaining that his name is Ninja after the popular streamer. Drew asks how old he is, and he quickly leaves the conversation, before promptly falling down the stairs. Drew awkwardly resumes the video as if nothing happened.
  • Dating Service Disaster: Drew parodies the concept of catfishing in one Vine, where he received a picture of Ryan Evans, and was utterly disappointed to discover his date was actually an attractive woman.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Drew is very snarky, whether he's making fun of himself, his friends, or weird stuff on the internet; most of his humor comes from being blunt and sarcastic.
  • Different in Every Episode: Every episode has unique Paint-Art he puts in the background, each drawn specifically to poke fun at the subject of the day's episode.
  • Don't Explain the Joke:
    • In trying to explain the joke behind one of his Vines, he ends up admitting that the more he explains it, the less funny it becomes. In that same video, he also lampshaded this again, adding a caption that called his explanation pointless.
    • One Vine helpfully informs us that his shocked reaction to being "followed" on Twitter is just a joke.
  • Don't Shoot the Message: invoked While Drew mocks them for Values Dissonance, he also makes a note that some of the videos featured in "Insane How-To Videos from the 50s" talk about subject matter that are still relevant to this day, and even argues that they are much more helpful than any supplementary material that would be published in the present.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In "I took Ninja's Masterclass and it ruind my life", Drew attempts to replicate Ninja's blue hair by dying it, hoping that it will make him stand out as a streamer. It doesn't work, and his one viewer mocks it.
  • Everything Is Racist: Parodied in one Vine when a customer tries to pay for a lamp they can't afford.
    Customer: "Discriminating me based on class is just as bad as racism."
    Cashier: "Sir, I can't sell you this lamp because you don't have any money."
  • Fake Shemp: Parodied in "Television is a Confusing, Expensive Mess." Haley Joel Osment (Who is apparently the culprit in the police procedural spoof) is "played" by a still image of his adult self and some voice clips from when he was 13.
  • Filming for Easy Dub: Parodied in his video on Sleepover, which uses this trick several times to insert lines during a scene.
    "So the way they do this is actually really simple, basically as long as someone's mouth is out of the shot-
    (Drew turns around as does this, once his mouth is out of the frame the audio becomes really scratchy and bad)
    -you can replace the audio with any kinda audio that you want, I bet you didn't even notice that I'm doing it right now!"
  • Freudian Excuse: The end of his video on Piques has Drew invent a possible scenario for why Piques is, in Drew's view, such a jerk: his dad was shot in front of him and he never learned basic lessons about respect.
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe. In “The Ultimate Commentary Video,” Danny has one question about the Mister Seahorse trope:
    ”Is it gonna come out of his dick!?”
  • Gloomy Gray: In one video, Drew's obsession with awful life-hacks leads his wife to abandon him. The colors turn gray as he monologues about how lonely he is...before deciding to just transition into the rest of the video.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Apparently managed to get stuck in the dryer for two weeks. He could only get out with the help of his You-Toos doll, and only after he agreed to plug the merchandise.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In "Instagram Boomers", he reads an ordinary "advice from my grandmother" meme that descends into horror as the grandmother repeatedly insists that there's nothing wrong with the fridge and that grandpa is perfectly alive. After admitting that she killed grandpa, she accuses her grandchild of being imperfect, but then decides that they are perfect... and suggests they celebrate by having grandpa for dinner.
  • It's Been Done: In the ad break for the Squareats video, Drew plays a character with several odd ideas, including a tool you use to clean your teeth at home. He's disappointed to learn that toothbrushes already exist.
  • It Will Never Catch On: Inverted. The characters in "The 90s Guide to the Internet" are actually pretty excited about the promising future the internet would bring. Drew can only react with sadness over their naive enthusiasm.
  • Kiddie Kid: Mocked in his video about Christmas Mail, where he singles out the parents in the background watching their fifteen-year-old son play on a jungle gym like he's a little kid.
    Drew (as parents): I'm so proud of our almost adult child!
  • Left the Background Music On: In "The 90s Guide to the Internet", he starts having an existential crisis when realizing that one day, his video will be the one people laugh at for being outdated. Music starts playing when this happens, but then he turns to a man playing a keyboard to ask that they stop with it, so he can just have his crisis.
  • Loophole Abuse: While doing a "dopamine fast" that involves not using screens, Drew points out that watching a movie through the reflection in his wife's glasses isn't mentioned in the rules.
  • Mondegreen Gag:
    • Drew mishears a lyric from the opening song to The Kids Guide to the Internet ("Cyberspace, set us free") as "sex-free", which prompts him to make a joke ad for Spongebob Squarepants calling it sex-free.
    • Subverted in "I've been trying to find this movie for 10 years". Drew recounts randomly watching the ending of a movie he remembers being called White Men Can't Dance. After several years of searching for the movie, he finds out its actually called Daddy Can't Dance, but White Men Can't Dance happens to be an alternative title for it.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • One Vine was about two partying teenagers:
      "I love this generic, shitty music!"
      "I love getting fucked up!"
      "We're gonna live forever!"
      Logan and Brody were both tragically killed that night after falling out of a hot air balloon.
    • One Vine began with him laughing to his own joke about an elevator, and ended with him declaring his intent to talk about abortion.
  • No, You: He opens up "YouTuber Books" by yelling, "I don't need a haircut, you need a haircut!" He then admits that both he and the viewer need haircuts.
  • Nostalgia Ain't Like It Used to Be:
    • In "I watched one SNL episode from every season," Drew challenges the popular notion that Saturday Night Live hasn't been funny since the 1990s by watching an episode from every SNL season up to 2021. He concludes that SNL has always been a mix of funny and unfunny, and the only reason people's memories are biased towards the older seasons is because they've been preserved as "Best Of" compilations and reruns invokedEdited for Syndication that cut out the least funny content from the episode. Drew also affirms Lorne Michaels' theory that people always think the best SNL era is the one that aired when they were a teenager, which is the 2006-2012 era in his case... and even when rewatching that season in his marathon, he comes across some dud sketches that he forgot.
    • Discussed in "Instagram Boomers", where Drew points out that in many of the memes posted by older Instagram users, they often ignore that the things they miss from their childhood (like Batman, Monopoly, and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup) are still around, and their anger seems to be more directed at them growing older instead of the younger generation.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Played for Laughs in "I Auditioned For Kidz Bop". Drew's audition as a 12 year old called Kid Rogers consists of him reciting the audition's requirements, poorly overlaying an acapella of "Hello" on him lip-syncing, and badly dancing.
  • Parody:
    • A staple of his humor, especially on Vine, is that he likes to make fun of and exaggerate tropes or real-life trends, from his As-Seen-On-TV parody "Water In Your Hands", where the pitch is that water bottles are far too convenient to use, to his sitcom parody where the Laugh Track drowns out the dialogue and acts like the father coming home is the funniest thing ever, and many, many more examples in between.
    • The Vine parodying most Christmas movies, with the general gist being that a couple of characters are shocked to discover that Santa Claus is real, that he's all out of magic, and that they need to help him save Christmas.
    • "Vine: Where Are They Now?" parodies "Where Are They Now?"-style documentaries, with Drew creating fake stories for a ton of infamous, One-Hit Wonder Vine-stars; such as claiming the Deez Nuts guy went onto host his own 12-season prank show.
  • Poe's Law: His second life hacks video has him frequently question whether the life hacks are meant to be serious or parodies, as many of them are so impractical and over-the-top that it's hard to tell.
  • Running Gag:
    • His landlord (played by himself) stopping by to collect rent, always followed by Drew immediately doing a sponsor deal to collect the money.
    • Claiming he's not only the first ever YouTuber, but the only YouTuber, as well as the person who created the website itself.
    • In videos with Danny Gonzalez, the visitor will always be doing something weird at the start of the video...only for both of them to just look at each other and flatly ask if they want to make a video together, immediately moving on from whatever happened in the first few seconds.
    • In "The 90s Guide to the Internet", he keeps inserting the "Andrew, don't interrupt" clip into the scene every time Andrew says something.
    • Complaining about the Moon Pod, often comparing it to other products or whining when he has to sit in it.
    • In the No Sleep 'Til Christmas portion of "I have more christmas movies to complain about", using the "It's not like that" joke every time someone mentions the two leads "sleeping together".
  • Screeching Stop: A sprinting Drew screeches to a halt when his girlfriend asks him for a kiss, complete with a "slamming the brakes" pantomime.
  • Screw Yourself: The joke behind one Vine is the concept of spending tons of money to get two different clones...and said clones only being interested in having sex with each other, with the Vine's protagonist utterly horrified at the discovery.
  • Self-Deprecation: Drew likes to make fun of himself a lot, such as claiming he's never had a first kiss before despite being in his twenties and married, just to paint himself as a loser. He also likes to pin negative comments on many of his videos.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Parodied. In one Vine, Drew begins a joke about how his bathroom is more disgusting than 2Girls1Cup...only to be interrupted by a Freeze-Frame Ending that implies the entire lesson of this Vine is to Be Yourself.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • Drew claimed that one Vine, in which he walks into a lake and turns into two ducks, was intentionally shitty; he made it while being filmed by a news reporter, and being put on-the-spot meant he couldn't make anything genuinely funny, so he went out of his way to make something bad, complete with a sudden, jarring cut and awkward narration.
    • The Paint-Art he keeps in the background of his videos are intentionally crude, meant to poke fun at whatever he's talking about and being very simplistic in style, many times just being hand-drawn text on a solid background.
  • Surreal Humor: A common trait of his Vines are surreal gags with quick cuts and edits, such as one where his cereal spoon floats away from him while he's trying to eat.
  • Take Our Word for It: While on Cody Ko's podcast, Drew insists that Amanda is one of the funniest people he knows. Unfortunately by his admission, she's also not that good enough of an actress to showcase this so his claims are stuck as this.
  • Take That!: In "I followed a bunch of tutorials to get taller", Drew finds out Velma came out and decides to watch it because he's a fan of Scooby-Doo, only to find it horrifying.
  • Thinks of Something Smart, Says Something Stupid: In one video, Drew pokes fun at a YouTube channel with staged To Catch a Predator-style videos. In one, a woman is caught trying to assault a young girl (actually an adult woman playing the role). When it's pointed out that she knew the girl was 14 years old, she quickly claims that she said she was "some other age". Drew laughs at this, imagining what her thought process must've been.
    "No, she's not fourteen! She told me she was..." (thinking) "Come on, just say any number that isn't fourteen..." (speaking) "Some other age!"
  • Too Dumb to Fool: In most of Drew's "I bought every weird ad" series of videos, he normally buys whatever he sees regardless of its quality or legitimacy. In "No one can stop me from buying weird ads (not even you)", however, he notices that an ad for a plug-in energy-saving device is a fraud, and decides to make a parody of the ad instead.
  • Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: Parodied in "No one can stop me from buying weird ads (not even you)". After seeing a scam ad, Drew makes a parody where an 11-year old called David Tinkle (who has a "perfect" 100 IQ score) invents a wearable inflatable cushion after continuously falling and breaking his bones.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Drew apparently came across a missing dog poster that quotes blink-182's "I Miss You."


Drew and Danny Play Basketball

Drew challenges Danny to a basketball match... But they're both awful.

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