The series takes scenes from the cartoon and dubs in comedic thoughts that the characters are thinking throughout the scene. Each short focuses on a specific character.
RWBY Thoughts provides examples of:
- Precocious Crush: Downplayed with 14-year old Oscar being attracted to 17-year old Ruby.
- Ship Tease:
- Oscar has a crush on Ruby.
- Ruby/Weiss gets teased in more than one video.
- Qrow sees his fight with Winter as being Belligerent Sexual Tension. Depending on how the ending joke is taken, he might have been right.
- What Oscar Thinks of Team RWBY (RWBY Thoughts) contains a Fullmetal Alchemist reference. Ozpin internally complains that everyone is acting like he turned Raven and Qrow into chimeras.
- In What Neo REALLY Thinks, she speaks with a British accent and outright quotes Mary Poppins.
- What Qrow REALLY Thinks of Winter features a Frozen reference when Qrow says "The cold never bothered me anyway". It also ends on a How I Met Your Mother joke.
- Relative Error: Upon seeing Ruby and Yang embracing, Oscar wonders if they're girlfriends instead of sisters.
- Think Happy Thoughts: When stressed over Qrow being drunk, Ruby tries to do this. She thinks of Crescent Rose, Zwei, and Weiss. The Weiss part ruins her mood.