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Narrator: Monster Island Bu-
Godzilla: RAWR!!!
— How every episode begins

Monster Island Buddies is a web series and channel based on the Godzilla franchise which can be found on YouTube here. Like the Toho Kingdom Toons and Twisted Kaiju Theater fanworks, it is an humorous take on the Godzillaverse which deals with the lives of Godzilla and his friends, Rodan and Jet Jaguar, in Monster Island (which happens to resemble a giant house) as well as other fellow kaiju as they face everyday's problems and powerful enemies in a comedic way. Despite being made with toys, it is adult-oriented in comedy.

For the lack of a better term, according to the series creator, it is a series where he (sic) "take my Godzilla toys and make them do silly things. Sometimes a plot happens." The series is a parody of the Godzilla series in general and satirizes how most Godzilla fan-series' on YouTube are done by intentionally using cheap effects (ex. with his hand appearing in most scenes to give monsters movement) while using other programs for special effects


Despite its seemingly simplistic nature, it has gained significant praise among the Godzilla fandom and YouTube for its unique style, its interesting plots, its fresh comedy and its clever use of Shout outs. While the show ended on its eight season, the channel still provides content such as reviews of Godzilla and kaiju-themed movies, video games, games, comics and other media, as well as sketches following the daily lives of the buddies.


Provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Godzilla himself, a trait he carried from his own father, the original Gojira of 1954, who treated him in a neglectful and rude way, however, he has gotten better and now cares for his family much more.
    • Monster X also has issues with his own father, Grand King Ghidorah.
  • The Ace: Gamera becomes one after getting expelled from college.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Gigan, instead of being a Psycho for Hire, is now Adorkable.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Kong and Kiryu.
  • Adorkable: Gigan, Zilla, Baragon, Minilla and Jet Jaguar.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Anguirus, despite being a giant mutant ankylosaur, has the intelligence of a dog and behaves pretty much like one. In fact, the only dialogue he has consists of barking. It's eventually revealed this was just an act to protect Minilla, The Chosen One. After his cover is discovered, Anguirus speaks normally and more constantly.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Zigzagged with Mothra when she hooks back up with King Ghidorah in Season 5. Primarily for them to stop the war between their ancestors, but clearly because she found him more handsome and stronger than Rodan.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Megalon and even Jet Jaguar, to name a few.
  • April Fools' Day: Every year. And at the end (or in one case, beginning), Titanosaurus always says "April Fool's, muthafucka!"
  • Arc Words: Season Six has "Every moment counts". These are the words that causes Battra to perform a Heel–Face Turn, thanks to Rodan.
  • Art Shift: The 2014 April Fool's episode was shot in stop motion ala Robot Chicken
  • Baby Talk: Little Godzilla and Baby Godzilla speak this way. Averted with the baby versions of the main characters and Mothra larva, who speak in chipmunked versions of their own voices.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: The Season One finale, when Godzilla and his past self fight King Ghidorah.
  • Big Bad: Each season has had at least one major antagonist.
    • Season One: King Ghidorah
    • Season Two: The LESBIANS
    • Season Three and Six: King Kong
    • Seasons Four through Six: Monster X.
    • Season Five has Gojira being another Big Bad.
    • Season Eight has Cthulhu as the last evil for our heroes to face.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Gamera, the Guardian of the Universe. He even saved Godzilla from some irate Ninja Turtles.
    • Minilla in Episode 50 when Zilla is cornered by some villains.
  • Big "NO!": Godzilla in Episode 39, when he hears from Baragon that he owes the IRS $317.00.
  • Bigger Bad: Grand King Ghidorah, Monster X's father.
    • Cthulhu himself.
  • Black Best Friend: King Caesar
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Biollante.
  • Breather Episode: Between the LESBIANS story arc episodes where Godzilla and Rodan fight each other, as well as how the LESBIANS plan to use Mecha-King Ghidorah to destroy Monster Island, Episode 20 is a lighthearted beach party where Minilla and Anguirus bury Gigan up to his neck in sand, Anguirus saves Minilla from drowning and Rodan nearly confessing his love to Mothra.
  • The Bus Came Back: Gamera.
  • Butt-Monkey: Anyone can be a Butt-Monkey on the show. Rodan it seems is the one who gets most of the torture dished out to him. Gorosaurus falls under this due to King Kong enslaving him and kidnapping him, and even then, no one seems to really care or notice him, not to mention the buddies usually beat him up and bully him on a semi-regular basis.
  • Call-Back: Jet Jaguar references his past vacation in Vegas in the Season 6 finale.
  • Captain Obvious: Magneto points out how Captain America's shield can't defeat him because it's made of metal.
  • The Cameo: This being a Massive Multiplayer Crossover, there are too many to name. Star Wars and Marvel characters seem to be the ones who pop-up the most:
    • Winnie the Pooh cameos in several of the Christmas Specials. Also cameoing in episode 55, with Winnie the Pooh was the spotted elephant from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the "How Gabara Stole Christmas" segment.
    • In the season 1 finale, Obi-Wan Kenobi's force ghost briefly appears to Godzilla and tells him to "Use the Force", leading to Godzilla taking Mechagodzilla's time machine to travel to the past and retrieve his younger self for his fight against King Ghidorah.
    • Tifa Lockhart, Aeris Gainsborough, Barret Wallace and many other Final Fantasy VII characters often appear in several minor roles.
    • Ree-Yees, a criminal belonging to the Gran species who was first seen in Return of the Jedi as part of Jabba the Hutt's court, is usually seen in the background of scenes taking place at the Monster bar, along with the Ithorian Momaw Nadon.
    • In "Monster X", when Jet does battle against the Xilien in a desert, he turns around for a moment and sees C-3PO and R2-D2, much to his amazement.
  • Catch-Phrase: Several on the show.
    • Rodan: FUCK!!
    • Battra: Fear Battra!
    • Gigan: You guys!
    • Gabara: HEE-HAW!!
    • Gorosaurus: Look What Happened!
    • Anguirus barks like a dog
    • Hedorah talks only in flatulent noises which can be translated.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Titanosaurus is this in spades. Minilla, when he constructs a giant robot, he sings about gingerbread men.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Minilla, when he creates a machine capable of driving away some of Monster X's henchmen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Godzilla, Orga, Minilla (surprisingly enough), Mechagodzilla and Kaiser Ghidorah.
  • Death Is Cheap: Godzilla and King Ghidorah come back from the dead in "Beer Pong".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Earl's death. After trying to tell off Titanosaurus for being such a nut, Titanosaurus rips his head off.
  • The Ditz: Minilla, Rodan, Zilla, Gigan, Titanosaurus, Gorosaurus and Gabara.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Anguirus pees on Gabara's face in "Snow Day".
    • Two instances in the Season 6 finale: King Caesar defeating Gabara in the war. Gorosaurus finally killing King Kong.
  • The Eeyore: Megalon.
  • Epic Fail: Minilla tries to defend Godzilla from having his ass kicked. It looks as though he's about to use a breath weapon, but he ends up farting on the vengeful monsters.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In Titanosaurus's first appearance, he gives out a hyperactive laugh and calls the LESBIANS, a bunch of fanny asses as well as saying rude things like calling Megalon, "Pooh Bear" and confusing the horn on Megalon's forehead for a magic wand, asking how Gigan can scratch his balls with his hook hands, calling Hedorah a pile of shit, killing Earl by ripping his head off and calling Spacegodzilla, a "Chubby Wayne Newton" after he uses his telekinesis on him.
    • Orga's debut has him saying his catchphrase, then pointing out there's a hand on Monster X's back, and one behind him as well.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Monster X. Averted with Spacegodzilla, Gigan, Megalon and King Ghidorah. Inverted with Titanosaurus.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Magneto, Destoroyah and Monster X.
  • Extreme Doormat: Poor, poor Gorosaurus, always on the recieving end of being King Kong's slave.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Titanosaurus
  • Face–Heel Turn: Mechagodzilla when Earl switches him from hipster mode to evil mode as part of being the LESBIANS.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: How Godzilla disposes of foes, burning them alive. Gorosaurus kills Kong with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Freudian Excuse: Earl's reason for joining the L.E.S.B.I.A.N.S. in trying to kill Godzilla. For not receiving a newsletter from Godzilla for a contest he entered when he was young.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gorosaurus was one of the original Monster Island Buddies, but Godzilla and company didn't care much for him and didn't even give a crap when he was kidnapped by Kong and taken to Skull Island. Even after he's back, the other characters still seem to dislike him, Rodan even says he scares the shit out of him. On the villain side, there's Gigan, who constantly tries his best to make friends, but is perceived by everyone else as annoying and stupid. Titanosaurus counts as well, due to his insane, psycho behavior.
  • Fun with Acronyms: LESBIANS.
  • Future Badass: Godzilla, Gigan, Jet Jaguar, and Titanosaurus.
  • Genius Ditz: Minilla, when he makes a fully functioning robot in time for the first battle against Monster X's forces.
  • Groin Attack: Invoked in Episode 1. After Rodan hears that Mothra is dating King Ghidorah, he declares that he is going to cut his own dick off, apparently to "distract [himself] from the pain" (how that's supposed to work is anyone's guess). In the Halloween episode, it is revealed that all the nutcrackers like to feast on nuts. Nuts meaning testicles. Zilla becomes a victim of this attack in "The Death of Godzilla".
  • Grumpy Bear: Godzilla, Gojira, Grand King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Megalon.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Grand King Ghidorah.
  • Guile Hero: Godzilla.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Rodan. Remember when he threatened to cut his own penis off when he hears that Mothra was dating King Ghidorah? And when he says that a gun reminds him off a happier time.
  • Happily Adopted: Zilla and Little Godzilla.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Battra defected Monster X in order to help Mothra fight the Ghidorahs and their army.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Godzilla has one in Episode 50. Rodan in Episode 26.
  • Hook Hand: Gigan, naturally. Lampshaded by Titanosaurus when he asks Gigan how he scratches his balls with his hooks.
  • Humiliation Conga: Gabara undergoes one at the end of "Snow Day" and the season 6 finale.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the Hoarders parody, Rodan insists that he is not a hoarder but an enthusiastic collector, yet he calls a pile of his stuff a "hoard".
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Gigan, despite being a villain, has one goal. His goal is to make friends.
  • Interspecies Romance: Gojira humping a space meteor and a potted plant, Rodan's relationship with Mothra and Titanosaurus humping a rubber duck.
  • Jerkass: Grand King Ghidorah, Gabara, Desghidorah, Destoroyah, Spacegodzilla, Biollante, Gojira, Jirass, King Kong, and Evil Mechagodzilla.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Godzilla, Rodan, Battra, and King Caesar.
  • Killed Off for Real: Earl in Episode 21, Magneto in Episode 28, Shredder in Episode 30, All the heroes in Episode 39, King Kong in Episode 75. Parodied in Episode 61 in which Godzilla's tail snaps off and he's supposedly Killed Off for Real, Jet Jaguar splits in half, most of the cast is burnt and melted by accident.
  • Killer Gorilla: King Kong. He acts like a Jerkass to Godzilla and bullies Minilla. He even lies to Godzilla in the sixth season finale.
  • Large Ham: Rodan, who usually speaks with a loud whisper. Titanosaurus falls into that category due to his hyperactive dialogue and high pitched giggling. Magneto in the Avengers episode counts because Evil Is Hammy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gojira is taken away by Lord Blundergosh in the Big Party episode, after overconfidently stating that he is the "real Godzilla".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Parodied in "Godzilla & The Avengers", after Magneto overpowers all of the Avenger Members, the Avengers huddle up for a plan. Godzilla however takes care of the situation himself.
    Capt. America: Did he just run out there?
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Gorosaurus. Due to being trapped on Skull Island for a long time, he had no clue about the truce between the Ghidorahs and the Divine Moths. King Kong exploits this as means of setting an entire war into motion.
  • Lovable Coward: Little Godzilla.
  • Love Hurts: A Running Gag on the show is that Rodan has a crush on Mothra. His chance to confess his love is usually ruined by Mothra's relationship with King Ghidorah or any other monster.
  • Mama Bear: Jirass. Despite her sour nature, she still cares about her son.
  • Manipulative Bastard: King Kong has managed to manipulate Fire Rodan into attacking Godzilla, causing him to become Burning Godzilla and die. Then King Kong fooled Gorosaurus into breaking the truce (Due to him not knowing about the truce in the first place).
  • Meaningful Echo:"Every Moment Does Count". First said by Future Godzilla upon seeing and hugging Rodan (Justified considering Future Godzilla came from a Bad Future in which Rodan died). Said again by Mothra after Rodan and a recently reformed Battra retrieve her from space in order to defeat Monster X and the evil monsters.
  • Mythology Gag: In the Halloween episode, Baragon fights a nutcracker resembling Frankenstein's monster. This is a reference to "Frankenstein Conquers the World" where Frankenstein's monster fights Baragon.
  • Nice Guy: Jet Jaguar.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Nick Fury is based off the version of him played by Samuel L. Jackson, complete with a Snakes on a Plane Shout-Out.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gorosaurus inflicts one on Kong in Episode 75. In Episode 39 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inflict one on Godzilla, while the Hulk inflicts one on Rodan.
  • Off with His Head!: How Titanosaurus kills Earl.
  • Oh, Crap!: Godzilla after King Ghidorah threatens him. His reply: We Are Fucked! Also, Rodan when he sees Mothra dating King Ghidorah.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Destoroyah and Gojira.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: Titanosaurus dated one of himself until a blow to the head. The female Titanosaurus clone has been revealed dead from cancer.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Godzilla fights Rodan when he refuses to admit that he has a drug problem.
  • The Pollyanna: Jet Jaguar, in contrast to Megalon.
  • Precision F-Strike: Rodan. It's basically his Catch-Phrase. Destoroyah has one in his debut episode.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Spacegodzilla, Hedorah, Gigan, Megalon, Mechagodzilla and Earl.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Played for Laughs in "Movie Night".
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Season 7 opener features Kumonga, Karakuras, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Gipsy Danger as new recruits for Godzilla's army.
  • Retired Monster: Literally Played with Gojira and Grand King Ghidorah.
  • Rule of Funny: Where to begin?
    • In "Rodan Loves Mothra", Godzilla says he has a peanut allergy.
    • Rodan says that a gun he's been hoarding in "Monster Hoarders" reminds him of a happier time. Also in that episode, Godzilla has trouble finding the bathroom.
    • In "Movie Night", Rodan stays behind in the movie theater to watch the sex scene in a Gamera movie after Godzilla leaves.
    • In "Drama Monsters", Rodan confuses three My Little Pony characters for King Ghidorah while at the bar.
    • "Godzilla Must Die" features a Lampshade Hanging from Megalon when he says he cost eighty fucking dollars on eBay. In that episode, the super evil team is shortened to LESBIANS.
    • "The Clock is Ticking": Part 4 of the LESBIANS's evil plan for world conquest involves the leader eating a sandwich.
    • "Godzilla vs the World": Godzilla calls the Punisher an idiot because guns can't hurt him. Godzilla writhes in pain later when the Punisher and several other heroes shoots him.
    • "G-Fest": A Godzilla figure is seen squating, complete with a defecating noise.
    • "The Godzilla Family": Gojira reveals why Spacegodzilla and Biollante are Godzilla's half-brother and half-sister: Gojira humped both a space meteor and a potted plant.
    • "Bad Monsters" Grand King Ghidorah goes on to ramble about his evil plan, only to be interrupted by Monster X, who tells him that Matlock is on TV.
  • The Runt at the End: Earl the hipster.
    • Also in "Godzilla vs the World", Godzilla comes across Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Nick Fury, Captain America, Collosus, Batman, Robin, The Punisher, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Master Splinter and the Disney Animated Canon version of Pinocchio.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Grand King Ghidorah, and Gojira.
  • The Scrappy: In universe example: Titanosaurus in his debut episdoe.
    • Gabara also qualifies as no one can stand being near him. King Caesar even gets to give him a beatdown in Episode 75.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Grand King Ghidorah, after an event called "The Great War".
  • Shout-Out: So many...
    • Gamera's debut in the episode "Movie Night."
    • Any threat made by Titanosaurus.
    • In the Season 4 finale, Monster X states that it's time to wage war on Godzilla and his Amazing Friends.
    • Ultraman and Baragon's interactions are a very subtle version of this.
    • The 3rd Christmas Special of the series is this in spades when everyone starts parodying various Christmas Specials.
    • Biollante's debut.
    • In "Secret Santa", Minilla goes to the Magic Kingdom, and there he goes on rides such as It's A Small World, and he sees Tigger in a stinger.
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm Scream is heard in "Godzilla & The Avengers" when Magneto attacks.
  • Team Mom: Mothra.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Avengers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even Batman and Robin tell Godzilla that killing their enemies is not the way to defeat them.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Minilla in the Beach Episode, where he nearly drowns in the lake. Anguirus rescues him though.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zilla, going from a polite British stepson to Godzilla, to a powerful mutant iguana. Gigan can take a level in badass on occasion. Deconstructed in "General Gigan".
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Magneto.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Mechagodzilla, then Godzilla later in the series.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Titanosaurus after Baragon saves him.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Everyone except Jet Jaguar, Mothra, Anguirus, Minilla, Gigan, Megalon, King Caesar, Zilla and Mechagodzilla.
  • Villain Episode: "Godzilla Must Die", "Titanosaurus" and "Bad Monsters".
  • Villains Out Shopping: "Bad Monsters".
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Godzilla throws up in Episode 7.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Spacegodzilla revealed that Biollante hacked naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Wham Episode: "Final Wars", "Godzilla is Dying", "The Godzilla Family". Subverted with "All Secrets Revealed" in which it is an April Fools Episode.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Godzilla says this word for word in the Season One finale, but rhetorically. Cuts to a man in a Godzilla mask (the creator) saying "Ain't I a stinker?"
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: The 2013 Christmas episode features Rodan as Scrooge, and Godzilla as all the ghosts.

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