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"NEW PERSON! NEW PERSON! NEW PERSON! For all of you who don't know, when a new person comments on one of my social media, I praze the crap out of them, and welcome them to the It'sGrace family. How do I know if it's a new person? I don't. I just guess."
Grace Helbig, Talking Back to You (formerly on Tuesdays)

It'sGrace is a Web Original comedy vlog hosted by comedienne Grace Helbig. The show includes a variety of topics, including skits, advice, reviews and traditional vlogging.

The show launched on 6 January 2014, and was produced 5 days a week until the end of July. From August 2014, the format switched to three shows a week, due to Grace's other commitments and projects.

Episodes follow a theme, depending upon the day of the week. Since September 2014, these themes have been as follows:

  • Mondays: Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig - the video portion of Grace's new podcast, featuring Grace and a guest star (usually another YouTuber) doing a twist on a YouTube challenge. The audio portion is a full interview available on SoundCloud and iTunes.
  • Wednesdays: advice, reviews and "Talking Back to You" - a combination of the previous Tuesday through Thursday show formats, alternating between the options week-by-week, as Grace pleases.
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  • Fridays: "FriDiary" - a traditional vlog that documents what Grace has been doing in the previous week. Sometimes, "FriDiary" is uploaded behind schedule and becomes a "SaturDiary" or, on one occasion, a "SunDiary".

Until August 2014, the themes were:

  • Mondays: No theme - often Grace would do a train-of-thought show with no clear structure and many obscure ramblings.
  • Tuesdays: "Talking Back to You" - where Grace responds to comments on her YouTube and Facebook and posts about and to her on Tumblr and Twitter.
  • Wednesdays: "Once Over Wednesdays" (OOW) - Grace gives something a "once over" and comments and reviews it. Examples include a song by One Direction and the fashion at the Academy Awards.
  • Thursdays: "Tipsy Thursdays" - the name was never nailed down, but this constituted advice on various topics, usually in an only semi-serious way.
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  • Fridays: "FriDiary" - as above, a traditional "diary" vlog, recounting Grace's week.

It'sGrace is, in all but name, a continuation of the MyDamnChannel series Daily Grace, which Grace hosted for several years on YouTube and MyDamnChannel, until her contract expired in 2013.

It'sGrace provides examples of:

  • Adorkable: Grace, in spades. Often mentioned by her friends, especially when she gets flustered.
  • Buffy Speak: Often is reduced to this, as according to her videos are shot all in one take (though she does edit them).
  • Catchphrase: The page quote, her "Talking Back to You" spiel, is recited verbatim in every TBtY episode.
    • She also ends every episode with "I don't know".
  • Cuckoolander Commentator: The staple of the old Mondays. And Tuesdays. And Wednesdays. And Thursdays. And even to some extent, Fridays.
  • Dissimile: A common part of Grace's speech patterns.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Faux to Guide: What a large chunk of the old Thursdays devolved into, to hilarious effect. Continued with the new Wednesdays.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Grace's "prazing" is invariably an excruciatingly contrived play on the commenter's username. Often ends with metaphorgotten.
  • Joisey: Grace's home state.
  • Metaphorgotten: As with Dissimile, a staple of Grace's speech.
  • Prop Recycling: Combined with Suspiciously Similar Substitute - her "You've Been Prazed" shirt, used in "Talking Back to You" videos, is the Daily Grace "You've Been Hazed" shirt with a paper "P" and "R" stuck over the old letter "H".
  • Running Gag:
    • In "My Favourites" videos: "Can you see it? Can you see it?" (while holding object (entirely too) close to the camera)
  • Self-Deprecation: So much.
  • Signature Laugh: Grace occasionally giggles during bits, but Grace's genuine laugh can be heard frequently in the background of You Deserve a Drink as well as My Drunk Kitchen, and it is instantly recognizable, and indisputably adorkable.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Daily Grace.
    • Referenced and played with in her first few episodes on It'sGrace
    Grace: It's Tuesday here on It'sGrace and you don't know what that means, do you?
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The entire show for Daily Grace, in format, style and tone.
    • The Tuesday through Thursday segments for the first seven months were almost exact duplicates of the old Daily Grace themes:
      • Tuesdays: "Talking Back to You" (It'sGrace) vs. "Commenting on Comments" (Daily Grace) — Grace responds to her social media.
      • Wednesdays: "Once Over Wednesday" vs. "Review Wednesdays" - Grace reviews something.
      • Thursdays: "Tipsy Thursday" vs. "How To Thursdays" - Grace teaches you how to do something.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Most often when she's actually trying to address a serious comment.

I don't know—!

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