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Jack Douglass (b. June 30, 1988) is an American YouTube personality, comedian, entertainer, and musician who runs the YouTube channel Jacksfilms, which has become the home of several of his series.

His best-known series used to be a weekly Long Runner called Your Grammar Sucks, where he reads aloud grammatically-painful and typo-laden comments left on YouTube and Facebook. Amongst regular episodes, the series contained specials ranging from songs made entirely out of badly-written comments or skits. The first "season" of YGS ended on November 20th, 2015 with its hundredth episode, a huge hour-long special. Jack has confirmed that Season 2 will not contain any specials.

While YGS was in the later episodes of its first season, Jack started a series called Jackask wherein his fans asks him all sorts of questions. It also rarely featured him asking his fans questions, which eventually became its own series Yesterday I Asked You, or YIAY. It started on his second channel, but he brought it over to his main channel and has become wildly successful ever since. From Your Grammar Sucks, to Jackask, to YIAY, Audience Participation fuels these kinds of series.


His series are as follows:

  • PMS (Parodies, Music Videos, Sketches), which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • YGS (Your Grammar Sucks), a long-running series poking fun at grammatically-painful and typo-laden Internet comments, and his second most well-known series to-date. During its first season it premiered every damn Friday.
  • JackAsk, a sarcastic Q&A show.
  • YIAY (Yesterday I Asked You), previously a daily show, now broadcasted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where Jack reads aloud fan-submitted answers to questions he poses to them. Is unique since it's his only series to start on his second channel and continue on his main channel (after 13 episodes). It is also his most well-known series to date, and is perhaps more widely recognized as the source of inspiration for PewDiePie's LWIAY (Last Week I Asked You), a less-than-subtle copy of Jack's series albeit with a different formatnote . This is currently his only series to regularly premiere new episodes; the others are less frequent.

His main YouTube channel can be found here, along with his second channel, and two old, unused behind-the-scenes channels.

His (parodic) channel trailer can be watched here, and a slightly-outdated one can be seen here.

Jack has also starred as Intern 2, one of the main characters on the web series MyMusic.

Periodically, he will host a YouNow live stream of himself (at recording videos and more often than not answering questions.

You can vote for your favourite video here.

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  • Angrish: The comments in ALL CAPS in Your Grammar Sucks are always interpreted this way.
  • Artifact Title: The questions in Yesterday I Asked You aren't asked the day before the episode any more. They are now asked about a week beforehand so that Jack can stockpile episodes.
  • Audience Participation: His channel basically thrives on this.
    • Most, if not all, of YGS' material comes from user-submitted comment screencaps, with YGS #50 and #60 being particularly notable for being the first to include fan submissions.
    • All questions in JackAsk come directly from fans.
    • YIAY (Yesterday I Asked You) where he asks his fans certain questions and features the best and funniest of their answers in his videos.
  • Auto-Tune: Parodied in Dubstep Solves Everything 3 when "Auto-tune Jesus" is called upon.
  • Basso Profundo: Once Justin Bieber hits puberty in this video. Becomes exaggerated when he hits super puberty.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Fixing Your Flags, one user smugly challenged Jack to fix the Australian flag. So how does Jack fix it? Turning it into the British Flag.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Jack tends to react badly when particularly bad comments get a high amount of likes. It's taken to its logical conclusion in YGS 57, where his reaction to a particularly bad comment getting an absurd amount of likes is to angrily lunge at the camera.
    • He is also not a fan of Ray William Johnson, although he has made it clear that he respects Ray's ability to get people such as Robin Williams into his videos, and would also try to keep conversation polite despite not liking his work.
    • One made apparent by JackAsk is when people submit incredibly random questions in attempts to sound funny, citing the rule that "RANDOM doesn't always equal FUNNY"- especially made clear in JackAsk #10.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The YGS comments in Spanish and Portuguese, which he'll read in a hokey Latin accent, while pronouncing laughter ("jajaja") with the English J.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "When is something no longer cool?" (YIAY #287):
    Comment 1: When Hillary Clinton does it.
    Comment 2: When it's on The Ellen Show.
    Jack: How about when Hillary Clinton does it on The Ellen Show? Oof, that is a dead meme. That is super dead.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    • His list of curse words in JackAsk #8.
    • The list of songs in Frozen 2:
    I Love Rock and Roll
    Rolling Stones
    Pebble For Your Thoughts
    Elsa's Dead Parents
    • One answer for THE MEANING OF LIFE (in four words):
    Live, laugh, love, arson
  • Brick Joke:
    • In "Escape the Friendzone" (YIAY #89), one commenter leaves an answer to the question from YIAY #88 (superhero names and powers) instead:
      Name: Internet Explorer
      Superpower: Too late to post a comment.
    • Jack uploaded a video on jackisanerd called My shot glass collection (part 1 of 2) which was used for Every Leafyishere video ever, in which GamerGod88 briefly mentioned that it will have a part 2. That part 2 is the majority of his 1000th video special
    • The ultimate Brick Joke. Throughout 2019, Jack had posted the phrase "Twitter for Android" on his Twitter, while interspersing the tweets with seemingly unrelated phrases on certain days. One year and three days later later, Jack Uploaded Twitter for Android, a song that turns the unrelated words into a piano piece.
  • Broken Record: The candy cane song ("stab x16"). Even more so when he re-sang the song in a promo video for his YouNow chat that he was doing that day, when the aforementioned "stab" part is looped extensively to the point where people in the comments report hearing an entirely new word.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Kristen. Even retroactively, in YGS #48 when the line "i thinking now on my girlfriend" brings up a picture of Jack himself in drag rather than Kristen. Although this is justified by them having broken up by then.
    • Thanks to the fan submissions, Olga Kay has repeatedly been mentioned on YGS for her struggle with grammar. OH OLGA. She's appeared in special skit episodes of YGS, though, showing she has a sense of humor about it.
    • Billy in the Kermit animations, whom Kermit picks on more than any of the other students.
  • Call-Back:
    • In "Scary Stories with Kermit", Kermit uses the line "shut up, sh-shut up," in reference to GamerGod88's first Dark Souls 2 video.
    • For a YIAY thumbnail for a video about the best place to hide a body, Jack re-donned the Dexter getup that he had worn four years prior in a Dexter parody sketch.
  • The Cameo: Jack appears briefly in the music video of Ninja Sex Party's "Cookies!", only surviving for a good five or so seconds before Ninja Brian breaks his neck.
  • Carpet of Virility: Despite his boyish face, he has a surprisingly hairy chest. Enough to shave into a Nolan!Batman symbol!
  • Catch Phrase:
    • Since Your Grammar Sucks #1, he's used the word "biches" to refer to his fans. In fact, a lot of his Catch Phrases originated from Your Grammar Sucks. Quite a few of them also double as Running Gags.
    • "That's almost a hundred..."Explanation: 
    • ":a what a fucke?!" Explanation 
    • "Oh, Olga!" Explanation 
    • "Help me clean up YouTube! If you see an amazingly bad comment on the Internet, take a screencap of it and send it my way either via Twitter or my Facebook fanpage." Explanation 
    • When he gets two contradicting comments in YIAY (ex: "fuck bitches get money", "get bitches fuck money"), he'll say "Which one do I believe?"
    • "Me Me Big Boy!" was coined when Jack trolled a telemarketer by constantly repeating the phrase. Now it’s become a mainstay of his channel, with Jack even putting the phrase on a shirt.
  • Clip Show: Every one of the Your Grammar Sucks specials.
  • Clickbait Gag:
    • The video "I Have Something To Tell You" has a thumbnail with the creator on the verge of tears and opens with him struggling to speak as he tries to admit something... before he says he created the video title and faked crying to emotionally manipulate the viewer into clicking the video. And then he raps about it.
    • "The CLICKBAIT Game" has Jack list all of his fans attempts to make clickbait titles out of everyday situations like "I ate Chinese food." From prompts like that, we get divine listicles like "DOES CHINESE FOOD MAKE YOU GAY?", "MY BEARD GOT DRUNK (THREESOME!?)", and "why im shutting down my channel (not clickbait)."
    • "YIAY #354" features fan-made thumbnails for the YIAY video, most of which exaggerate Clickbait staples, such as light nudity, giant red arrows, promises of face reveals, guilt-tripping, and the obligatory (not clickbait) text. The thumbnail that he loves the most is one that says "Youtube DELETING THUMBNAILS?", which he would use if he didn't want to be sadistically manipulative. He did end up using a fan-submission, where his head was changed to him pointing at a thumb for a head. He admitted in the video that he'll probably end up using it for the episode of YIAY, and it was up to Future!Jack to determine if he were to be branded a coward or not for doing so:
      Jack: "I will end up using this one as the thumbnail, or, if I'm brave, I'll use the last one in this video. Eeeh, we'll see how cowardly I feel."
  • Cluster F-Bomb/Cluster Bleep-Bomb: When Justin Bieber searches up puberty and then super puberty in this video.
  • Cock Fight: The plot of Dubstep Solves Everything 3.
  • Corpsing: Jack sometimes fails to keep a straight face and starts cracking up while reading some of the more ridiculous misspellings in Your Grammar Sucks. Jack notes his trouble staying in-character in YGS #84, and for good reason
  • The Cover Changes the Meaning: His ballad-esque cover of Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy With It".
  • Crappy Holidays: "The Thanksgiving Song" is about how much Thanksgiving sucks, especially compared to Halloween and Christmas.
  • Cutting Back to Reality: The main gag of the "DUBSTEP SOLVES EVERYTHING" trilogy is that Jack is performing dubstep in real life. We get scenes of him dancing to dubstep music...only for it to cut to the other character's perspectives, in which he's just flailing around and making the sounds with his mouth.
  • Dark Reprise: At the end of YGS #99, Jack sings a very melancholic, ballad-y reprise of the series's cheery outro jingle. It hits HARD.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Implied to unbearable extents in "Strokemeister" and its follow-up "Wiggledix".
    Jack: It has no batteries, so you'll do all the stroking yourself.
  • Disappeared Dad:
    • Referenced in Jackask #38, where most of the answers to his Twitter question (what do you want for Christmas?) are along the lines of "a dad"/"my dad to come home".
      Jack: So I asked you all on Twitter, "what do you want for Christmas?" Here are your best answers: "a dad", "A dad", "a dad", "a dad", "your Mum.", "my dad", "My dad to come back", "my dad to come back", "my dad to come back from the store"-aw, is that what he told you?-, "my dad to finally call me son". Dark.
    • Gets a Call-Back in the following week's PMS, "9 New Christmas Songs".
      "Christmas Dad": (singing): I wish I had a dad for Christmas... [Beat] (talking over the backing track): He told me he was going to the store... [Beat] I don't think he did.
    • And in "Top 10 Top 10 Lists'", when one of the "top 10 words from 2014 that should stay in 2014" is 'dad', and Jack adding "dads aren't even real".
    • One YIAY question asked of fans was "How do you be a good dad?". Overuse of this trope in responses caused Jack to scrap the episode altogether.
  • Drinking Game:
    • The "Chad" episodes of Your Grammar Sucks, where Chad has to knock one back every time he corpses or otherwise flubs the reading.
    • "YIAY 500" features a drinking game with Jack and his friends, where they all have read YIAY answers and take a shot if someone laughs.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • Jack's reaction to serious comments in YIAY will actually be more of a "dude, not UNfunny" sort of thing, since Jack will seem very shocked by the comment and might even tell the commenter to calm down, stating that YIAY is a comedy show.
    • In one episode of YIAY, Jack read off some answers that viewers gave him of book sequels they'd like to see. One answer was The Diary of Anne Frank: Anne Goes to Hollywood. Jack reacts with, "That's awful," though he does hide a smile.
  • Dull Surprise: Jack gives a major announcement at the end of Jackask #24, but only gives it a single sentence at the end of the video.
    Jack: New "JackAsk" every Wednesday. [...] "New "Your Grammar Sucks" every Friday, and a new "PMS" every Monday. GamerGod88 is coming back every Saturday, [Jack cringes] Oh God.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Jack names all his toy American Eskimo dogs after frozen treats featuring vanilla ice cream: Klondike, Sundae and Chipwich.
  • Entitled to Have You: The (parodied) message of "Dubstep Solves Everything 3" is that, because Jack wins a fight over the girl, he gets to have her, regardless of her wishes.
  • Epic Fail:
    • He once tried to prank call Toby Turner and say that his girlfriend was pregnant, with him not knowing what to do. Toby was watching the livestream he was doing this on, and Jack didn't bother checking to see if he could.
    • Jack once spent five days attempting to recreate a Reddit stunt on YouTube by writing over 700 comments for one of his own videos... and never once realized that most of them would get buried after a few minutes, thus ruining the joke. He laments this in his next video.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: Averted with one a fan who sent in a book of sheet music for all of Jack's songs. As it turns out, it even has lyrics for the Dubstep song.
  • Famous Last Words: A slew of them in the "perfect last words" episode of YIAY.
  • Flipping the Bird: At the end of his first JackAsk.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • The mainline content is classified as Parody, Music Videos and Sketches. What's the grab-all term for them? PMS.
    • His advertisements at the end of the Jackask videos and some of the PMS episodes use this as a Running Gag, making a company's name (most commonly Audible's) into an acronym. Finally lampshaded and defied in #38:
      Jack: "Audible" stands for... nothing. Because it's not an acronym, it's the name of a cool company that has thousands of audiobooks from which to choose from, it's not that hard to get!
  • Grammar Nazi: Jack’s Your Grammar Sucks series showcases the worst mangling of the English language found in comments across the Internet. He admits that his strictness comes from having studied English.
  • Grand Finale: YGS #60 was played up to be this, but it ends up being averted. It was then said for a while after that YGS #100 would be the finale of the series, and was hyped up as such for months, only for Jack to reveal in a YIAY that the series would continue afterwards.
  • Halloween Songs: "Razors In Your Apple" parodies the common scare about bad things being in Trick-Or-Treat candy by insisting "all of your candy's got to go".
  • Here We Go Again!: In "Tube News", when Jack sees some drama on Twitter and proceeds to have what appears to be a mix between a seizure and an orgasm in the middle of an interview.
    PewDiePie: (in the background) Not this shit again!
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: "If you don't subscribe, that's fine. You know who else didn't subscribe? Hitler."
  • Hope Spot: At the end of YGS #100, it appears as though Jack has finally managed to clean up YouTube, only for yet another bad, bad comment to show up.
  • Hurricane of Puns: This instance from "Strokemeister" combines this trope with Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble.
    Chad: Hey America! Wanna look abtastic? Then quit choking down the cheeseburgers and start stroking your way to an abnormally abstract abyss. You wanna know my abpinion? Check yourself into rehab if you don't habpen to get the reabtions you want!
  • Hypocritical Humor: A MESSAGE TO ALL YOUTUBERS involves Jack advising them to keep their endings short. Most of the video itself is taken up by him plugging the Gatorade drink.
    • "You don't have to end every sentence with 'tho' tho."
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In the Sherlock parody, Sherlock sees a dab of ketchup on Watson's mouth, a half-eaten burger, and a bottle of ketchup. What does he assume? Watson killed and cooked someone into that burger.
  • Incredibly Long Note: From one of his JackAsk videos: "Do you wanna build a snowmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--"
  • Intentionally Awkward Title:
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Invoked by any sketch episode, by attempting to build context for the horrific comments in sketch style. The result is an homage to Robot Chicken or AMV Hell.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Jack has stated that he refuses to pronounce's name as "will-I-am" because it sounds ridiculous. He always pronounces it as "William".
  • It's the Journey That Counts: Jack, in YIAY #256: "It's not just a mobile game, it also fosters relationships between friends and family. Now if only it could get rid of this zit."
  • Jump Scare: At the end of "'LYMPIC GAMES, 'LYMPIC GAMES", Jack runs into his green screen and it suddenly cuts to his bloody face screaming at the viewer.
  • The Lancer: Cyr. Sean Klitzner, Roomie, Tobuscus, Olga, and Erin have all have filled in this role as well depending on the particular video.
  • Large Ham: At points.
  • Long Note Teatime: Towards the end of the Valentine's Day song. It's not even that long.
  • Madness Mantra:
  • Mistaken for Gay: Several JackAsk questions, especially in the first one, involve whether or not he is gay.
  • Mood Whiplash: Jack often uses these tropes to comedic effect, often overlapping with Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    • In YGS:
      • This expletive-filled, ranting YGS entry inexplicably ends with the words "I like that", and Jack reads it accordingly.
      • YGS #88's final comment has this, lampshaded by Jack:
        Jack: "It's pretty bad that people wait an entire year before bringing something special back up. I'm not only talking about 9/11 but also Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines day... You have 365 days to tell your parents you love them. You have 365 days to tell your significant other you love them and appreciate them. And you all have 365 days to remember 9/11... So why do you only choose one day out of the year to remember? I'm sorry but it seems to me that some people use it as an excuse to be more racist than normal." Where did that come from?!
    • In PMS:
      • "YouTube Is Not a Job" has Jack defending his channel as a legitimate career choice to his family before they agree to watch a video of his to convince them that he does more than just "make cat videos". Cue Jack's supposed latest video, "Top Ten Farts".
      • From "#ChristmasMiracle", "We'll cuddle by the Christmas tree/Doesn't matter if you're not 18!"
      • In "Christmas is my favourite freaking holiday", the songs becomes intentionally offensivenote , but then...
        Christmas is my favourite freaking holiday!
        It's not like any other freaking holiday!
        If you don't like Christmas, you're probably a Jew
        And I don't want nothing to do with you
        Bum bum, bum bum, bum bum ba-dum bum bum
    • Used near-constantly in the Kermit animations.
      Kermit: Ghosts aren't real, but my lust for blood is.
    • From "9 New Christmas Songs": Candy canes, candy canes, lick 'em in a spear and kill your enemies! Stab (x16)-, and later, when ending the video:
      Jack: They sound like Christmas songs you know, but they're not, it's all an illusion, life isn't real, happy boxing day!
    • "Top 10 Top 10 Lists" has a few instances of this: 'Top 10 Songs' is comprised mostly of both real and fictitious pop songs from modern artists, before abruptly ending with #1 being "At Zanarkand" by Nobuo Uematsu. 'Top 10 Shades of Grey' ends with #1 being "my soul". And probably the biggest use comes from 'Top 10 words from 2014 that should stay in 2014', when the background music even cuts out when Jack reveals the number one word to be 'ebola'.
      Jack: And the number one word from 2014 that should stay in 2014... 'ebola'.
    • Jack uses this trope in almost every episode of YIAY, ending with a somewhat thoughtful comment, immediately followed by a joke one. Sometimes, he just ends the video on the serious comment, although this trope is still in play.
  • Motor Mouth: Alexander Hamilton 3 has an incredibly fast rap section which only last 8 seconds:
    Jack: My name is Alexander Hamilton, I hammer all my haters
    With an avalanche and cavalcade of proof that they don't stand to win.
    It's sad that you don't see it, you need bifocals and glasses man.
    Imagine that, you're damaged, and your friends have all disbanded. DAMN!
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Dubstep Solves Everything, where Jack tries talking to his parents or winning a girl's heart through dancing to dubstep...although occasional cuts back to reality show that the concept is way cooler in his head.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Said by Chad in Get Pumped with Chad after the camera focuses on his pecs.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: A running theme in "Things Trump Said (YIAY #184)" is that the fake quotes that people have sent to him are genuine things Trump has said. Every time this happens, he puts screenshot of the quote from an article to for proof. Lampshaded by Jack by pointing out that "he's starting to sense a pattern" in the submissions.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: One person decided to be clever when making an acronym for the word "vote". Jack doesn't take too kindly, as usual.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • The end of the December 7th, 2014 episode of News In Haikus ("Relax about Star Wars") has a severe case of Mood Whiplash when Jack brings up the fact that Eric Garner's killer, a police officer that strangled him, isn't even being trialled despite it being viewed on camera. Unlike the other haikus, this was not Played for Laughs.
    • While you couldn't tell it from the parody he made, Logan Paul's suicide forest blunder apparently made him furious. It counts as OOC because for the most part Jack uses Twitter to shitpost and crack jokes as opposed to venting.
      Honest question: who are some Youtubers that have become irrelevant as a result of their terrible actions? Please, no jokes this time. Really need some answers, mind's been kinda fucked since last night
      Many parodies I've made over the years were born out of anger I felt over something. Today's parody is no exception. Still angry.
    • This video Jack uploaded to his second channel, which he then deleted a short time later. It's one of the few videos where Jack is completely out of character for the entire video.
  • Overly Long Gag:
    • The first JackAsk in its entirety only consists of one question: "Are you gay?"
    • Similarly, "JACKASK #23" consists entirely of people criticizing his mustache.
    • Nepal's flag gets this unwanted treatment in one YIAY after angry Nepali viewers critically disliked "Top 10 Worst Flags in the World", an entirely tongue-in-cheek video that mocked several other flags as well.
  • Parody: Jack specialises in critically mocking things that he finds ridiculous.
    • Boybands are a recurring thing - "Christmas Sex" is a style parody of the Backstreet Boys, and a One Direction spoof called "Paperbag" has been done.
    • And of course, there are his ever-present infomercial parodies.
    • And his series of Twilight "in a minute" videos.
    • And whenever a new Apple product is announced, expect a Jacksfilms parody soon afterward.
    • There's also the series of parody commercials for the Snuggie.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: Inverted in "WTF is Jacksfilms":
  • Poe's Law: Inverted. At least one intentionally bad comment has gotten onto Your Grammar Sucks.
  • Precious Puppy: Jack owns two adorable toy American Eskimo dogs named Klondike and Sundae. Klondike was introduced in the 59th YGS episode (in September 2013), while Sundae was introduced in the 230th YIAY episode (at the start of 2016).
    • Before this, Jack had Sammy in his earlier videos.
  • Precision F-Strike: "What is dubstep?" "That's a good FUCKING question!"
    • Another in his Drama is More Popular Than Content video. "We're in the thick of it. And I'm GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING SICK OF IT "
    • In YIAY #473, Jack boasts that he is "the first YouTuber to sell a fucking straw." Yes, It's real
  • Recurring Riff/Song/Rap/Thing?: Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Gotta have me my Super Bowl...or 'Lympic Games.
  • Revealing Continuity Lapse: Played for Laughs in "Your Editing Lacks Continuity". Jack is having a dinner with his family as they critique his videos having continuity errors. Of course, that video is full of outrageous mistakes as the conversation is happening, from everyone's clothing and food changing to his father turning into a dog, all while Jack tries to defend his continuity abilities.
  • Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue...: Done five times so far, in Yesterday I Asked You.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Obviously parodied quite a lot in Your Grammar Sucks and some of his PMS videos. For example...
  • Rule of Three: YGS 15, 25, and 99 each end in the same two comments:
    thumbs up and copy+ paste in every
    this is the best song every :)
    • Similarly, "theres never not not nuttin" shows up in YGS 10, 50, and 99.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Jack makes fun of the people who take offense to satire. Particulary the "Top 10 WORST Flags" video and the fake feud he had with Pewdiepie over LWIAY.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Jack's reaction to how the last comment got 214 likes in Your Grammar Sucks #43.
  • Self-Deprecation: Approximately 80% of comments featured in YIAY are direct insults to him. At least one of those was by his parents.
    • Olga Kay showed up in person in YGS #40 to acknowledge her poor grammar skills.
    • In his "acceptance speech" YIAY episode, one commenter stated that they would thank Jacksgap for being the only successful Youtuber named Jack. Jack himself then disproves this... by stating that there's also Jacksepticeye.
    • Jack lists a group of fellow Youtubers who could beat him up, and they include Link, Tyler Oakley, and Marzia.
    • At the YIAY Live Show, Jack gives out copies of his book as prizes.
    Jack: And the most underselling YouTuber book in history... this is more proof YouTubers shouldn’t write.
    Jack: You get a poster! And a 25 cent book!
  • Serial Escalation: YGS #60. Despite being just 10 eps after #50, they crank the guest stars and the fan submissions Up to Eleven.
  • Sex with the Ex: Stated by one comment in YIAY #116.
  • Sherlock Scan: Parodied in his Sherlock parody, where Sherlock assumes that Watson killed someone and cooked them into the burger that he was eating.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One comment in Your Grammar Sucks #48 is most certainly a reference to My Music.
    • Another one in #49 attempts to sum up Doctor Who, which works as well as you'd expect.
    • In Jack's "dream interpreting" episode of YIAY, he came across a comment that described a dream where a satellite came down and crashed on someone's house. Jack gave two explanations: they had Instagram haters, or they've been watching Donnie Darko.
    • Another dream was that someone was a dragon who got hungry and ate their own family. Jack explained that this represented the dreamer's appetite for destruction..."which is the best Guns N' Roses album".
  • Slasher Smile: Jack's signature "creeper face", which is his YouTube channel picture.
  • Small Reference Pools: A comment in One Direction fanspeak slipped clean past the Your Grammar Sucks radar.
    • As did a Back to the Future reference in YGS #12. ("I am your density.")
    • This frequently happens to Jack’s wife, Erin, who is self-described as "basic" and has almost no knowledge of video games and anime.
    • A Polandball reference flies over his in YGS #105.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Whenever his wife Erin appears on JackAsk. The two of them lob insults at the questions and at each other, and they're equally matched.
  • Special Guest: Including Grace Helbig (Idol from MyMusic), Brock Baker, Sean Klitzner, Tay Zonday, Tobuscus, Benny and Rafi Fine, and Olga Kay.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Played for Laughs at the end of this video.
  • Stress Vomit: In the "Dubstep Solves Everything" video, Jack's convulsing to his own dubstep noises makes the girl he's coming onto puke in distress and creeped-out-ness.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: They're not dance mixes, per se, but YGS #10, 15, 25, 30, 35, 45, 65, 75 and 85 are all songs or Piss Take Rap comprised (nearly) entirely of badly spelled comments. He even rhymed them. And believe it or not, there are a few instances where two comments in a row actually make sense together.
    • Sometimes done on a case-by-case basis for single comments in the regular YGS run, generally involving Self-Backing Vocalist.
  • Tagline: For a while, YGS had the tagline "Every Damn Friday," reflecting its usual upload schedule. The series eventually fell into invokedSchedule Slip, making it redundant.
  • Take That!:
    • A merciless parody of Taylor Swift’s songs basically has sad groaning as lyrics and Jack making pained expressions in the video.
    • From Bro 90 X:
      Chad: You'll lose pounds faster than BPnote  is losing credibility.
      (topical burn)
    • In his V Sauce parody, he discusses a unit of measurement in music that our bodies reject once we listen to it. He calls the unit "biebs". He also says that Nickelback songs have many, many biebs, and that is why people who listen to them feel like committing suicide.
    • In one of his JackAsk videos, he says that everyone has listened to Linkin Park at some time in their life, but then something clicks in their mind and they say, "Wow. What the fuck am I doing?"
    • His video, I NEED TO HOST =3. "But what if it were funny?"
    • This episode of JackAsk has a particularly sharp dig at Sam Pepper, a YouTuber who was at the time being investigated for sexual abuse. Subsequent episodes also took sharp digs at him.
    • TubeNews is essentially a giant one to Drama Alert and Keemstar's desire to milk drama for all it's worth on YouTube.
    • He parodies Logan Paul's infamous apology video after he found and filmed the dead body of a Japanese man who hanged himself in a forest known for being a site of suicides, where Jack apologizes to his audience for doing increasingly weird and criminal things.
    • Loud YouTubers has Jack be on a fake reaction show listening to loud youtuber intro's, with wind blowing into him when the intro's start.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Implied in "9 New Christmas Songs".
    Stab (x16)
  • Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: The trope namer gets parodied in WTF Blanket 4: Failure Pants.
    Narrator: If you don't know how to operate a blanket... chances are you're a few chromosomes shorts of human.
  • The Unfavorite: Sundae is treated this way compared to Klondike, most notably in "$1000 Dog vs $1 Dog."
  • Unusual Euphemism: The song "Jingle My Bells" is built around one of these.
  • Vegetarian for a Day: Variant; he went vegan for an hour, having a plated burger directly in front of him and having to consciously abstain from eating it, only eating ice and toothpaste. He essentially portrayed it as mild torture, and practically tore the burger apart once the hour was up.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tobuscus/Toby Turner; the two prank one another on a near constant basis, including in their respective videos. Regardless, the two are good friends and regularly collaborate. The same goes for Sean Klitzner, who has jokingly said that Jack is his archnemesis and constantly tries pranking him, and for OlgaKay, although his ribbing on her is more one-sided.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Implied in Your Grammar Sucks #31 as Chad, where the scene quickly cuts to him holding a bucket, shortly after declaring that he may or may not need it.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: At the end of "DUBSTEP SOLVES EVERYTHING". The girl whom Jack tries to flirt with via singing dubstep becomes so disgusted by him ends up vomiting slightly.
    • He also (fake) vomits in many other videos, to the extent that it's practically a running gag. An image of him vomiting was even used for his vote page on the Shorty Awards website in 2018.

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"RAZORS IN YOUR APPLE (on Halloween)" parodying the common scare about bad things being in Trick-Or-Treat candy by insisting "all of your candy's got to go".

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Main / HalloweenSongs

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Main / HalloweenSongs