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Oney Plays is a Let's Play channel created by Irish web animator Chris "OneyNG" O'Neill. The channel started in 2012 as "Oney's Video Hole," Chris' alternate account for his various non-animation videos. The LP show itself began in May 2014 as a side project, but later became the channel's main focus. His most frequent recurring guests are his friends DingDong and Julian (of the game-development team Wan Wan Games). Other guests have included Ryan and Matt of Super Mega; Arin of Game Grumps; and his friends Corey, Niall and Zach Hadel (AKA Psychic Pebbles) from Newgrounds.

The humor in every video is silly and sometimes (well, okay, very often) borders on offensive, which is part of Chris' style. Fan consensus is usually that the videos are good, and that when a video is good, it's outstanding.

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In 2018, Ding Dong and Julian announced that they were taking an indefinite hiatus from the channel in order to focus on their video game company's first major project. Fellow Youtuber Lyle Rath, voice actor Josh Tomar, and Psychic Pebbles have took over their spot as cohosts, with Lyle as an editor. Ding Dong and Julian briefly returned in November 16 2018 before leaving again a few months later due to moving out of state. In April 2021, they guest returned temporarily due to Chris staying with them for most of Spring 2021, with the episodes featuring them appropriately titled "Oney Stays".

The channel can be found here. Chris and DingDong each have Twitter accounts, and DingDong has a Twitch account as well. There's also a subreddit.

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  • Aborted Arc:
    • DingDong mentioned on Twitter that Kingdom Hearts II, DKC 2, Pokemon Red, and the second Final Fantasy VII playthrough were all halted for various reasons. But he says they plan to return to those games. Kingdom Hearts II and Pokemon resumed after those tweets were posted, and Final Fantasy VII came back much later.
    • Many games are never finished simply because they decide to switch to a different game and either are more interested in that or forget the previous one. The only one they made a concerned effort to actually finish one-hundred-percent is Crash Bandicoot 2.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: Zach impersonates Chris in the second Left 4 Dead series, asking the viewers if they want to watch him play "Goat Simulay-TOR."
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Doug Walker himself responded to OneyPlays saying that he actually enjoyed the jokes/impressions they made of him as a Running Gag. Subverted by Linkara, who finds them personally insulting and blames them for people calling him "The Lightbringer" based on his old webcomic.
  • Adolf Hitlarious: Hitler is a semi-reoccurring joke among the Boys, most famously the "tiny Hitler clone" debate on whether it would be ethical or not to torture a six-inch tall perfect clone that has his memories. There's also the Worms map that is entirely made of bug-eyed Hitler heads that proceed to get a ton of holes blown into them.
  • April Fools' Day: Averted with the series of Ouya games. It started on April 1st, but that wasn't mentioned in the videos, and it continued as a regular series.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Played for laughs. Chris states that guitarist Herman Lee from DragonForce decapitated his wife with a guitar string, and Lyle retorts that they shot that video and later sped it up (which is a common criticism against Dragonforce's speedy music and guitar solos); that is, notwithstanding the murder accusation...
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: In a secret level of Donkey Kong Country 2, Chris announces he'll beat the level in one go and forges ahead. Then he runs into an oncoming obstacle and runs away into an enemy porcupine.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • The second Super Mario 64 series uses a mod that changes Mario's soundbites, but DingDong insists they're playing the game normally.
    • In the first episode of OneyPlays's Second Life, Oney runs into a guy who calls himself "Genesis". He makes rather outlandish claims like he played and beat Shadow the Hedgehog's supposed secret difficulty dubbed "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye", while also playing said supposed secret difficulty without taking damagenote . When Oney tells him to show him proof, "Genesis" tells him that he has a picture of him beating the secret difficulty on his phone, which was conveniently dead at that moment. Unlike the example above which was just DingDong's brand of humor, this was most likely a genuine example of this trope. Especially when you consider the fact that he said he never beat Shadow the Hedgehog to another person.
      • On a related note, he said he has a sword on Second Life that can "fry ones computer" that he somehow bought from their official store. When asked why the Second Life store would sell a weapon that would literally destroy ones computer, Genesis Valentine attempted to Hand Wave this by saying "They didn't know they made their sword that strong", which inadvertently raises more questions.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Blood-splatter effects are sometimes included in videos as a joke.
  • The Cameo: Danny accidentally interrupts the Sonic Adventure 2 playthrough because he left his shoes in the recording room. Besides the subtitles, he only has two lines heard, one saying "hi" and the other apologizing for the interruption.
  • Caption Humor: Through Youtube, certain videos have full subtitles created by viewers. They're in line with the channel's humor.
    "INTRO SONG YAY"
    "DingDong: Congratulations. You won ._."
  • Designated Hero: Conversed. Chris recounts a time where he was on a date with someone and they went out to watch a movie with her, which was about a woman actively trying to find a husband amongst everyone she's ever slept with to "not be labeled as a slut" and a guy who "used her house to hide from girls he used for sex". He, DingDong and Julian talk about characters that "they're supposed to like but are total assholes" for a bit shortly after.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: In full effect during Super Mario 64. See Blatant Lies above.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After the accidental introduction of a character named Horizon derails an AI Dungeon session, Tomar simply has her explode so the Boys can get things back on track. The sudden nature of her death is even commented on by the AI itself.
    "You blast Horizon into nothingness. Her body disintegrates into dust. You feel a little sad about it, but quickly forget about it."
  • Foreshadowing: In the title cards for Wild Woody, DingDong is screaming. At the end of the last video, he does scream, because Chris erased all their progress by mistake.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Chris is Sanguine, Ding Dong and Lyle are Melancholic, Julian and Tomar are Phlegmatic, Zach is Choleric.
  • Gainax Ending: Flanders Killer 7 ends with the screen zooming in and shaking, while the first note of the Simpsons theme plays.
  • Gaslighting:
    • The hosts regularly mess with each other this way, the most notable occurrence being when Chris and Lyle convinced Zach of the existence of a character in Hercules named Herculad, a miniature clone of Hercules, despite Zach having watched Hercules himself.
    • Albeit Zach has become wary of Chris due to Herculad, both Lyle and Tomar are also prone to falling to Chris' tall tales.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Uranium Girl, who is really Pocahontas. Since the faulty capture makes her look green, they pretend she's an alien on another planet.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Taken almost literally in American Truck Simulator. Chris doesn't know how to drive; Julian attempts to keep Chris in line and prevent him from losing money, while DingDong keeps trying to cause chaos. Later on, DingDong starts getting a little devil icon - the rabbid ears are replaced with devil horns - pops on-screen whenever he suggests Chris do something that will cause a violation.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: In the middle of the Uranium Girl video (which was Disney's Pocahontas Genesis game with a broken capture), they start playing The Great Waldo Search instead.
  • #HashtagForLaughs: In Dead Rising, The boys declare November 28th to be #NationalPuhskintiDay. You celebrate it by sharing pictures of yourself eating spaghetti while squinting.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]:
  • The Hero Dies: The first run on Lord of the Rings DOS has Chris picking Sam and proceeding to kill Frodo and Pippin and take the One Ring. They then get Sam killed by the Black Riders.
  • Horrible Housing: The Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, and Spoony live in two different, absolutely hellish houses over the course of both Sims videos: the first is incredibly cramped and tiny with barely any furniture and surrounded by artificial mountains, and the second is a horrendously long and narrow maze full of industrial fans and nasty-looking green carpeting. Unsurprisingly, life in both homes is hilariously miserable for them.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Chris loves to make playful jabs at Let's Players like Markiplier really hamming it up with their over-the-top reactions to getting scared in horror games. This does not stop him and the rest of the boys from freaking the hell out when they're scared in horror games that they play, which he's acknowledged with an official compilation of such moments.
    • During their first playthrough of Witch Hunt, Zach and Chris joke about wanting to see a tiny hamster dancing on a stump, only to quickly change gears and claim that it's a stupid idea that would ruin the game's dark atmosphere. Later, they're suddenly brainstorming ideas to make the game funnier, such as a flute that can make the game's giant spiders dance when you play it.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The first Banjo-Kazooie episode is named "Bobalafulla," and each additional episode adds an extra "a" to the end.
  • Inherently Funny Words: The word "puskinteo" gets brought up regularly.
    • Also, the word "funny" is itself this to Chris.
    • "Stinky"
    • "Scary"
  • Joke and Receive: During their playthrough of YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, there is a part where, after Vella has a heart-to-heart conversation with Alex, the player is given an option to kiss her. Chris, Dong-Dong, and Julian make jokes about kissing Rory, a male party member, when he has a conversation with Alex not too long later. To their complete surprise, at the end of the cutscene, the game actually gives them this option, which they graciously accept.
  • Kaizo Trap: After beating Tiny in Crash 2, Chris jumps in the air - and Crash's victory animation causes him to fall into the Bottomless Pit below.
  • Let's See YOU Do Better!: Chris challenges DingDong to play during Pokemon Red when he knocks out a Nidoran DingDong wanted to catch.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: The first Shenmue video is built around this, as the gang makes jokes while trying to get the game to start.
  • Lost Episode: The boys recorded a Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped session, but shelved it. They liked the game less than Crash 2, and DingDong also had an inner ear problem. They did end up posting a playthrough of it later.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: If the "Have a boy" gag sounds like it came out of nowhere, that's because it did; Julian, previously asleep during a recording session, woke up and said it randomly. Although much of the boys' humor is around the same level of Word Salad.
  • Mighty Roar: While playing Rat Simulator, Chris, Zach, and Tomar all jokingly treat the bizarre little game as a legit horror game with scary music edited in, only to be scared for real when a dog startles them with an overly loud bark. Minutes later, they joke about the dog and its "Ninety Decibel Bark".
  • Moving the Goalposts: At the end of Rugrats: Studio Tour, just as Chris has collected enough keys to open the door and rescue Dil, they find another door with even more keyholes. They stop playing right there.
    • During his Banjo-Kazooie playthrough, Chris asks Julian, Ding Dong and Matt if they would torture a clone of Adolf Hitler for the real Hitler's crimes. They say no, since the clone never killed anyone. He then asks if they'd mind if he screwed a clone of their girlfriends. They say no. He keeps adding details until he has a clone with all the original's memories and the original is dead. This finally gets an aggravated Matt to say he'd be insulted, which Chris takes for an acceptable answer.
  • Naked People Are Funny:
    • The thumbnails and most fan art depict Chris and Julian as naked, while DingDong just wears a shirt.
    • This applies to the rest of the cast, with only Tomar wearing a cap.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: Chris and Lyle's Linkara impression combines this with a pronounced lisp, making it one of their more amusing impressions of Channel Awesome alumni.
  • Nightmare Face: Three of the stingers to the Crash 2 episodes have these.
    • Parodied with the opening art to ''Creepy Pasta Land 2." The gang all have typical Creepypasta visual designs, but Chris' close-up face and the others' borderline-confused expressions turn it into Nightmare Retardant.
  • No Ending: The end to The Polar Express is just a film clip they can't show, so they're taken back to the menu.
  • Non-Indicative Name: DingDong wonders if Flanders Killer 7 is a Simpsons-themed copy of Killer7. It's just a shooting gallery with the show's characters instead.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: At the start of one Crash 2 episode, a sleep-deprived Julian says "have a boy" for no reason. Chris adopts it as the channel's slogan.
  • N-Word Privileges: Chris says the word faggot a lot around Ding Dong and Julian... who are gay. They don't mind, though (it is often bleeped out with a distorted dog bark in the later episodes).
  • Once an Episode: Expect at least one of these at least once in most series:
    • A shouting match between Chris and DingDong over something trivial. Lately becoming parodied by Chris who comes up with poor ideas for debates where there's really no disagreement between the main three.
    • With increasing prevalence, a reference to 9/11 if someone crashes into a tower.
    • Chris typically making a seemingly-insensitive joke within the first minute of so.
    • If it's not part of "Boney Plays", Julian will probably say "Happy Halloween, everybody, we're playing ______".
  • Orphaned Series: Their playthrough of Cuphead ended prematurely due to the footage becoming corrupted not long after the first episode was posted. Ding Dong stated in the comments of the first part the game may be revisited if there is enough interest, but when or if that will happen is uncertain.
  • Pet-Peeve Trope: They love making fun of the Not Afraid of You Anymore trope, especially if a character in whatever they're playing says it word-for-word.
  • Practically Joker: In "Oney Plays itch.io Games PART 1," Zach, Chris, and Lyle imagine a new Batman villain. One of the three pretends to be "Mr. Hansel," a villain themed after Hansel and Gretel who leaves breadcrumbs to give Batman clues about his crimes. Although this motif is similar to another Batman villain, The Riddler, the voice that they give Mr. Hansel is similar to The Dark Knight's version of the Joker. In this animated version by Fax Jam, Mr. Hansel is drawn to resemble the Joker in the comics, albeit with light green skin, a green suit, and pink hair.
    Batman: You sound like the Joker.
    Mr. Hansel: No, I'm a different guy.
    Batman: YOU SOUND LIKE THE JOKER!
    Mr. Hansel: I do something DIFFERENT! Shut up!
  • Random Events Plot: The boys create one at the end of Christmas NiGHTS by playing through the sound test.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Starting in Wild Woody, the gang would create hypothetical situations with rhyming prompts (e.g., "would you rather have a nice tan, or talk to a man?") DingDong eventually got tired of how often fans would repeat them.
  • Rule of Funny: Zach's justification for why the image of the Mattress Brothers (An old man and his son who shot a man dead in an altercation involving a mattress) on one of his Worms custom maps was so blurry: it was funnier that way. He gave a similar justification for why he stretched out an image of the Nintendo Shitcube guy and made him look even fatter, but there was also a practical justification behind it (patching up a bottomless pit).
  • Running Gag: Plenty.
    • Discussing Fat Albert and The Simpsons, with impersonations of characters from those shows. Also King of the Hill, Rugrats, The Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, and Family Guy to a lesser extent.
    • Chris talking about pouring boiling milk on someone's head.
    • Variations on the phrase, "What if a man ran in and funny scream?"
    • "Brown bricks," sometimes said in a nasally voice (from Mike Matei's ridiculed "Minecraft with Gadget" video).
      • Brown bricks. In Minecrap. In real life.
    • Saying the "kiwi!" sound effect from Jumping Flash, and including the character's game model in the video.
    • "You can take a shortcut!" from Rocket Power, while screeching the word "shortcut."
    • "Have a boy."
    • Julian's Furry side has become something of a running gag, which he tries to avoid. And fails. Also, that he wears a diaper.
    • Crash Bandicoot is mentioned outside of it's series more than any other game, to the point they've actually had to stop themselves and wonder why they're talking about Crash Bandicoot while playing a completely different game.
    • 9/11 comes up often if they're ever playing a game with large buildings.
    • In nearly every episode, one of the three will ask an either completely absurd or mundane hypothetical question from one of the other two.
    • Chris singing to the tune of "What's this?" from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
    • "Did you say the n-word?"
    • If a character is running down a corridor towards the camera, expect the chase level music from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back to play.
    • "Hey look, it's you, Tomar!", followed by Chris pointing out a character in the game who usually looks absolutely nothing like him.
    • Imitating Tomar's particular vocal inflection, portraying him as a hyper-violent psycho, and coming up with hilariously awful scenarios for him and his wife Jaxxy (as they're purportedly Sickeningly Sweethearts).
    • Talking about prolapses.
    • Zach yelling "I'm not afraid anymore!" like a little kid when they're playing horror games.
    • Zach giving male characters the most impish, infantile and unflattering voice-over he can muster.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • The end of Rugrats: Studio Tour, when the gang finds out there's another door they have to collect keys for after opening the first one.
    DingDong: Uh, hey game developers...
    Chris: Fuck you.
    DingDong: ...nice try!
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: A staple of Oneyplays humor is one of the boys, usually Chris or Zach, kicking off some kind of hilariously bizarre or horrifying conversation that's usually only barely related to the game they're playing at best.
  • Shout-Out: One of the stingers for Crash Bandicoot 2 is Crash screaming after falling through a bonus round platform through the bottom of the world. The clip of the bottom of the world and the screaming are taken from Klayman's death falling through a hole in The Neverhood.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The DOS Lord of the Rings playthrough features descriptions of the hobbits' skulls getting cleaved set to the soothing tune of an 8-bit cover of "Concerning Hobbits".
  • Special Edition Title: "Boney Plays" for the Halloween season, centered on games with Halloween or horror themes.
    • "Oney Sleighs" for the Christmas season of 2016, centered on games with Christmas or winter themes.
  • The Stinger: Every recent video includes one last joke at the end, usually based on something that happened in the video.
  • The Stoic: DingDong isn't as prone to laughing as Julian or Suddenly SHOUTING! like Chris is. He has his moments of both, though, and fully makes up for it by being a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Straight Gay: Ding Dong and Julian are both gay, but aren't stereotypical in the slightest. It's a more obvious with Julian, since he makes repeat mentions of being into big buff guys and ten foot long dicks, as well as his crush on Tiny the Tiger.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Chris and Ding Dong are prone to this. Especially Chris.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: During their Yooka-Laylee playthrough, Julian mentions a time where he briefly wore a fursuit, and when asked how he went to the bathroom he made a flippant joke about wearing a diaper. Not even a second later he freaks out and clarifies multiple times that he was just kidding, and keeps flipping out about it when Chris jokes about it in later videos. He and Ding Dong even acknowledge this trope, and tell Julian that he's not helping his case by constantly bringing up the diaper thing and losing his cool over it.
  • That Reminds Me of a Song
    • During the Kingdom Hearts series, Chris is prompted to sing parodies of "What a Wonderful World" and "Under the Sea."
    • In Yooka-Laylee, a comment made by Julian prompts Chris to sing "Through the Fire and Flames."
    • Julian starts singing "The Gospel Truth" during the opening cutscene of Dark Souls after Gwyn throws his lightning bolt. It quickly devolves to a parody.
  • Title Scream: DINGDONG!!! plays (with friends)!
  • Unfortunate Names: If there's ever an option to rename the character, expect them to come up with the most ridiculous ones possible. For their Final Fantasy VII playthrough, Cloud becomes Bimblor, Barret becomes Lambini, Tifa becomes Beeforoni, and Aerith becomes Pastilda.
    Julian: Why are fake names the funniest thing?
    Chris: Because you imagine the life they would live.
    Julian: (Laughs)
    DingDong: Tommy Trousers.
  • Unwinnable by Mistake: An Ouya game they try playing called Pinball Arcade has an opening prompt saying "Press to Start." Except it doesn't say which button to press, and none of the buttons on the controller work.
  • Visual Pun: The thumbnail for the Inspector Gadget video features Gadget holding a brown brick.
  • Voice of the Legion: Done for the "with friends!" parts of the "Boney Plays" videos.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Julian says he mentally follows any instance of "back to the past" with "to play the shitty games that suck ass." DingDong used to do it by following "it was all a dream" with "I used to read Word Up! magazine," from the song "Juicy."
    • For a non-music example, all three of them used to instantly follow up the words "brown" or "bricks" by doing an impression of the "brown bricks from Minecrap" meme. It got so bad they had to start reminding each other to stop saying it so much.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Discussed during Resident Evil 4. Chris says he would name his son Puskinteo Bohij O'Neill, and Julian brings up Robert Rodriguez's sons Rebel, Rocket and Racer. DingDong also mentions Kanye West's daughter North.
  • Word-Salad Humor

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