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Gus Johnson is a comedian YouTuber, known for his short sketches. He started making sketches and music videos in middle school. His channel started gaining popularity in 2016 when his videos started go viral on Reddit (especially r/youtubehaiku) and Facebook. He possesses more than 1,5 million subscribers as of late 2019.
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He makes parody videos, music, and vlogs. He also starred in the Par 9 series. He studied Digital Cinema at the University of Wisconsin—Stout, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Tropes appearing in Gus' videos:

  • Absurd Phobia: "Mitch's Struggle" is that he's afraid of his own penis.
  • Aerith and Bob: He is called Gus, whilst his brothers are Sven and Thor.
  • Affectionate Parody: He's done sketch parodies of: Logan Paul, Vsauce, ProZD, Primitive Technology, Gordon Ramsay, Real Time with Bill Maher, David After Dentist America's Got Talent, MrBeast, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ridiculousness, etc.
  • Anti-Christmas Song: The "california christmas suck" sketch is a parody of "Jingle Bells".
  • Ass Pull: invoked Parodied in "jk rowling these days", where J. K. Rowling keeps retroactively making her characters LGBT, disabled, racially diverse, etc.
    Eddy: Listen, it would be fine if the characters were like this originally, but it seems like you're changing them after the fact so you can seem more inclusive and get good press.
  • Bee Afraid:
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    • Parodied in "The Bees Have Taken Walmart", where the "bees" in question are letters.
    • The "Situation At The Gas Station" is that there's a bee near the gas tank.
    • In "Hospital Emergency", Gus and another guy see a sign saying "BEWARE OF BEES!!!!!!" and then decide against going inside. In the comments, Gus writes that he actually found this sign outside a hospital.
  • Birthday Episode: "Today Is My Birthday" and "Gus' Birthday".
  • Birthday Hater: Gus Johnson in "Gus' Brithday" doesn't like anything his parents give him for his birthday and runs away.
  • Blatant Burglar: "Good Samaritan Saves The Day" has a burglar walking into a store and demands the cashier hand over all the money. The "good samaritan" tells the burglar he has to wait in line like everyone else.
  • Body Horror: In the sketch "Crack", two guys start cracking their knuckles, but it soon escalates to the point where they're contorting and dismembering themselves.
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  • Caught on Tape: In the "Low Budget Monsters, Inc.", Mike Wazowski records his boss bragging about how he doesn't care about the children.
  • Christmas Episode: "Gus' Christmas", featuring Gus the Christmas hater.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: At first Gus thinks there's no milk in the house. Then he sees one in the laundry machine, but realizes it's expired, letting loose a string of F-bombs.
  • Corpsing: Some of Gus' sketches end with him breaking out of character and laughing.
  • Crappy Holidays: "Gus' Christmas", where Gus gets angry at all his presents
  • Crazy-Prepared: In "Driving Prepared", Gus keeps a harmonica in the glovebox in case "Piano Man" is played.
  • Day in the Life: "What do I do every day?" is his only vlog.
  • Enhance Button: Parodied in "Low Budget Network Cop Show". The cop keeps enhancing a map on his computer, which is an actual map that just gets closer to him until someone throws the map at him.
  • Eye Scream: "I Forgot My Eclipse Glasses". Watching the solar eclipse without proper eye protection destroys his eyes.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Gus Johnson asks for a packet of mustard at Subway, and then runs away in panic, thinking they'll call the cops because he just stole food.
  • Finger Gun: In the Kickstarter video for Gus and Eddy's podcast, Gus inadvertently points a finger gun at Eddy, startling him.
  • Get-Rich-Quick Scheme: "your friends from high school who fell for pyramid schemes".
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Parodied in "How To Break A Wine Glass With Just Your Voice". Instead of using a high-pitched note, Gus insults the wine glass and it throws itself off the counter.
  • Greeting Gesture Confusion: This is the basis of "The Male Greeting Nightmare".
  • Grief Song: Gus wrote "Ian's Song" in memory of his classmate, who died after a swimming accident.
  • The Grinch: Gus in "Gus' Christmas" doesn't like his presents and steals a PlayStation.
  • Groin Attack: His Ridiculousness has a segment titled "these guys got hit in the nuts".
  • A Handful for an Eye: Parodied in "The Bees Have The Harmonicas". Gus throws "pocket sand" at bees to try to blind them, and then runs away.
  • #HashtagForLaughs:
  • Heartbeat Soundtrack: Used in the short horror film "Theodore" as the main character is pursued by a teddy bear.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The main character in "Gone For The Weekend" hears skittering noises after the lights go out and he uses his flashlight to try to find where they're coming from.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: "Behind the Gus"
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Gus raps about cleaning out the gutters and brags that he won't fall, right before he actually does fall, though he grabs onto the gutters before he falls all the way.
  • Ironic Name: Doctor Lawyer in "I Need A Doctor!" is neither a doctor or a lawyer. He also isn't a real person.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: The main villain in "Theodore". Gus's character throws it into the furnace, though it later sounds like it might have survived.
  • The Klutz: Gus in his Working Man series
  • Knife Nut: In one sketch, Gus Johnson plays a guy who always bugs his friends, asking them if they need a knife. Tension rises after Eddy Burback's character has to make a sandwich and there are no knives in the drawer.
  • Knocking on Heathens' Door: In "Have You Found Jesus?", a missionary asks a man if he's found Jesus Christ. Jesus signals for the man to say no and thanks him for doing so.
  • Knuckle Cracking: Played for Horror in the sketch "Crack".
  • Lazy Bum: "I've Given Up" is about a guy who decides to stop using his arms, eyes, legs, neck, and then brain.
  • Motor Mouth: Mitchell Robbins, a character who appears in a recurring sketch.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A bird annoys Gus in "How To Kill a Mockingbird", so he goes and kills it. Atticus Finch reminds him that "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird", causing him to break down in tears.
  • Nervous Wreck: "please be nice to me i am very nervous to make videos" parodies nervous YouTubers who take forever to get to the point.
  • Noir Episode: "Serious Noir", complete with slow mysterious music.
  • Nose Nuggets: "Caught Booger Handed".
  • One Steve Limit: In one video, Gus calls out the Fox Sports sportscaster Gus Johnson for having the same name, challenging him to a game of J-O-H-N-S-O-N (a variation of the basketball game H-O-R-S-E). The loser has to change his name to Bus Jackson.
  • Paparazzi: Parodied in "every paparazzi video".
  • Parody Commercial: "A Generic Advertisement" is an ad for maps, which help you get "un-lost".
  • The Promposal: Gus Johnson made an epic video asking his girlfriend out to prom, and it apparently worked.
  • Race for Your Love: In "Gus Johnson's Low-Budget Rom-Com", Gus' character realizes he has feelings for a woman he works for, so he has to run to the airport to confess his love for her while knocking over mannequins that stand in his way.
  • Raiders of the Lost Parody: The "imbiamba jombes" series follows the adventures of an Indiana Jones-like Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Record Needle Scratch:
    • This sound plays when Gus's candle goes out in "Light Your World".
    • Also plays in "Pirates of the Holiday Inn" when he can't get into the hotel room to get his treasure.
  • Ridiculously Loud Commercial: "Recording A Spotify Ad".
  • Road Trip Plot: The "road trip dad" sketch.
  • Self-Deprecation: "subscribe for more garbage".
  • Serious Business: "GAT" is about a kid who takes tag way too seriously as he runs through the woods injuring himself.
  • Sex Is Evil: Played for Laughs in "sex is very bad for you". The two kids end up shooting their father because he admits to having sex twice.
  • Signs of Disrepair: In "Complete Anarchy", Gus changes the board from "Absolutely NO standing around!" to "Absolutely some standing around!"
  • Smoking Is Not Cool:
    • The moral of "DON'T EAT THAT BAD MARIJUANAS" is that marijuana will kill you, so drink liquor instead.
    • "I Eat Cigarettes" is about a guy who eats cigarettes and is persuaded to try The Bible.
    • In "Serious Noir" the inspector takes a long protracted smoke before coughing up a dark substance.
  • Sneaking Snacks: "syncing up the sounds of your smuggled-in food with the movie trailers so you don't get caught".
  • Something Else Also Rises: "Nice Post!". When you upvote a post on Reddit, the vote isn't the only thing that goes up.
  • Stealing the Credit: "Directing A Facebook Video" and "How Facebook Pages Work" are both about re-posting videos on Facebook without giving credit to the original creator.
  • Take That!:
  • Technologically Blind Elders: In one sketch, Sven helps his "mother" (played by Gus) with her iPad.
  • Toilet Paper Prank: Parodied in "Toilet Paper House Prank", where a guy tries throwing a package of toilet paper into a tree, but then just throws it on the driveway.
  • Tongue Trauma: "when you bite your tongue" ... you float up into the air and explode.
  • Vanity License Plate: The Working Man has the license plate "WRK-NMN".
  • You Say Tomato: In the "crayons" sketch, Gus and Eddy Burback pause from freaking out about all the crayons everywhere to argue whether it's "crans" or "cray-ons".
  • YouTuber Apology Parody: In "my apology", he gives an emotional apology for being really funny and blames it on his mom.

 
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