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"If I wasn't there this day, Ian would have flown away into space. And he would be dead."
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Smosh is a YouTube sketch comedy channel and independent production company co-founded by Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla.

The duo began working together in the early 2000s with Flash animations on sites like Newgrounds and the website. They moved to YouTube in the fall of 2005, and became popular for their theme song lipsyncs; their Pokémon theme song lipsync was once the most-viewed video on YouTube before a copyright takedown.

The Smosh Squad is an expanded crew of regulars consisting of Shayne Topp, Olivia Sui, Courtney Miller, Noah Grossman, Damien Haas, Jacklyn Uweh, Kimmy Jimenez, and Keith Leak.

Smosh has created:

  • Shut Up! Cartoons (animation)
  • Smosh Games (games)
  • Smosh Pit (everything else)
  • ElSmosh (Spanish translated)
  • Smosh France (French translated)
  • Smosh: The Movie: A 2015 theatrical movie based around Smosh going inside YouTube to alter a clip that will ruin Anthony's chances of winning over his crush. It premiered at LA and in Vidcon before having an official release in the US and UK, and on-demand on Vimeo and Netflix.
  • Ghostmates: A 2016 YouTube Red original.

The duo parted in 2017 when Anthony left to pursue independent works on his solo channel. In early November 2018, Smosh's parent company (Defy Media) shut down and brought Smosh and Smosh Games to a hiatus. Rhett & Link's Mythical Entertainment acquired Smosh in late February 2019.

To the surprise of many, it was announced in mid-2023 that Anthony and Ian had reconnected and successfully reacquired the Smosh brand, and that Anthony was returning as a cast member in Smosh. They intend to bring the main Smosh channel back to its roots with sketch videos primarily starring Ian and Anthony, while the other channels (Smosh Pit, Smosh Games, etc.) will largely stay the same as they've been.

Works on Smosh with their own pages:

Works on Smosh that need their own pages:

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    Charlie the Drunk Guinea Pig 

    MISSING: Anthony & Ian (formerly Smosh Found Dead) 
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The creepy guy succeeds in luring Anthony and Ian to a trap and killing them.
  • Batman Gambit: All it took for the creepy guy to kill Anthony and Ian was to lure them into his hideout via "Free Food" coupon, basically stalling them there (with multiple disguises) under the guise of a "Free-Food" restaurant enough to seal the place tight, and eventually kill them when they attempt to escape.
  • Big Bad: The creepy guy that lures the Smosh duo into his hideout via a "free food" coupon and successfully kills them in the episode's climax.
  • Disguised in Drag: One of the creepy guy's personas is the waitress, "Trixie", which is basically him dressed up in a wig, makeup, waitresses's apron, and sporting a Valley Girl accent.
  • Disgusting Vegetarian Food: The Smosh duo, particularly Anthony, are disgusted by the Mushroom Pie served to them.
  • Downer Ending: Anthony and Ian fail to escape from the creepy guy's hideout and are killed by him.
  • Evil Laugh: The creepy guy gives one after he reveals himself from the police disguise and proceeds to kill the Smosh duo.
  • French Jerk: An in-universe parodied example of one of the disguises of the creepy guy (a "French" chef), who proceeds to serve the Smosh duo the Mushroom Pie (even though they repeatedly asked for a burger) and runs off under the guise of not understanding the English language.
  • Hope Spot: The police finally come to the rescue for Anthony and Ian, only for it to be another disguise from the creepy guy.
    "Policeman": This is the police!
    Anthony: (GASPS) Dude, we're...
    Ian: Go, go, go, go!
    Ian: Help!
    Anthony: Get us the hell out of here!
    "That Guy"/Policeman: Why would you wanna leave?
  • Killed Offscreen: The last we see of the real Anthony and Ian alive is them screaming and panicking. It's all too obvious they are dead when the creepy guy dresses up as them and open's the mouth of the real Anthony's corpse.
  • LOL, 69: All of "that guy's" Twitter accounts end with the number 69.
  • Morton's Fork: Despite having a burger on the menu, the creepy guy still serves the Smosh duo Mushroom Pie regardless, even though the Smosh duo question him.
    Anthony: Can I have the burger?
    "Trixie": We got Mushroom Pie.
    Ian: says that you have a burger here, so where's the burger...?
    "Trixie": (Creepily) We got Mushroom Pie...
    Anthony: If we can't have a burger, why did you put it on the menu?
    Ian: Yeah, well... What the hell, did she just leave us?
    Food Presenter: Excusez moi? Sorry for ze waiting, sirs. (Serves them Mushroom Pie)
  • No Name Given: The creepy guy doesn't have a name revealed, and is mainly referred to by the Smosh duo and himself as "that guy" (or in his Twitter account, "That _____ Guy69").
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When Anthony finds out the all of the Twitter accounts asking the questions are coming from "that guy". All of this is summed up with a final tweet making it very clear there is no escape from the place.
    • The cop revealing himself to be another one of the creepy guy's disguises. The Smosh duo could only scream in horror.
    • When Ian panically asks Anthony what they're going to do, the night camera shifts over to the creepy guy taking on the latter's persona. What comes after is self-explanatory.
    Ian: Anthony, what're we gonna do?
    Creepy Guy/"Anthony": I think we should stay here FOREVER!
    Ian: Oh f**k, oh no!
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The beard and mustache is a dead giveaway that the "people" at the hideout are really the same guy dressed up. He doesn't even bother shaving when he dresses up as "Trixie" or the Smosh Duo!
  • Significant Double Casting: The creepy guy takes on multiple personas as he enacts his plan to successfully kill Anthony and Ian, which include (in-order) as the rude emo greeter, the host, the waitress "Trixie", the French chef, the southern "decent man" patron, the cop, and eventually Anthony and Ian. He even has multiple Twitter accounts under those personas, with the username of "That _____ Guy69".
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Used as the last word of the episode when the creepy guy dressed up as Anthony yells it out, but the camera shift to the real Anthony's corpse who "says" the word as a puppet.
  • Wham Shot: The Reveal of the cop being on of the creepy guy's disguises shows how absolutely fucked the Smosh duo are when it comes to any chances of escaping the place. And then there's the reveal of the creepy guy dressed up as Anthony.

  • Broken Heel: Parodied. Molester Moon pursues Anthony and Ian, who keep tripping on objects.
    Anthony: Why are we running?!
    Ian: I don't know, just look out for random objects. The people getting chased always trip over them.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Invoked by Anthony, who sends his friend the Molester Moon emoji because "he's not a main character and he's a minority; so he's pretty expendable."
    • Averted in "SEXUAL SUN", where Keith is able to survive the situation and ultimately puts down the titular sun with a shotgun.
  • Chain Letter: How the guy's are able to ward off Business Boy, threatening the receiver that they will never kiss their crush if they don't send the message to 3 of their friends.
  • Electrified Bathtub: Lampshaded by the girl, who dies by dropping her phone into the bathtub.
    • Ian's plan to get rid of Sexual Sun is to trap her in a swimming pool and throw a toaster in.
  • Fanservice Extra: Invoked by Anthony invites to the sleepover
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The closing narrator tells you to subscribe or else he'll send you the Molester Moon three times.
  • Fun with Subtitles: The friend is given subtitles to prove that he's a minority.
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: Anthony says it's the "best sleepover ever!"
  • Lampshade Hanging: Most of the tropes used are lampshaded.
  • Medium Awareness: Anthony notices that his friend has subtitles, so he must be a minority. Also, Anthony says he invites a girl to the sleepover to add some "sex appeal" to the movie.
  • Memetic Molester: Molester Moon is one In-Universe.
  • Mondegreen Gag: Ian says the only way to get rid of Sexual Sun is to send someone the emoji through text. Anthony mishears it as "give someone emotional sex" and has sex with Keith. This is brought up three times.
  • Mythology Gag: Ian trips on an Easy Step.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Sexual Sun dressing up as Ian's Mom. It fools everyone for a few seconds, though.
  • Scary Flashlight Face: Ian gets one when he first mentions Molester Moon, though it's unclear who exactly gives it to him. In "SEXUAL SUN/STAY AWAY FROM THE SUN", it happens again. Anthony gets one in "BUSINESS BOY EMOJI CURSE", where it's shown he's holding the flashlight with his feet.
  • Vocal Range Exceeded: Discussed. While singing "I Wanna Sex You Up", Ian compliments Anthony on seemingly hitting a high note. He says he can't sing that high, leading to the reveal of Sexual Sun.

    Pokemon In Real Life 
  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Pokemon games, mostly Generation I.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The Metrosexual Hipster.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Ash shouts this at the end of 1. It's also cut in the middle, so he only shouts "FUUUU—!"
  • Badass Adorable: Pikachu.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: When use "Curse" technique in 5, Chespin literally says many curse words.
  • Cool Old Guy: Downplayed with Old Man. In 1, he clearly tries to be a cool old guy, but he increasingly becomes Grumpy Old Man every time Ash shows his lack of knowledge about various (mostly silly) things in the video's universe.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Jigglypuff in 4 is explicitly addressed as male by the Old Man.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: As mentioned above, the "Charizard Can't Learn Fly" gag was based on this; in Pocket Monsters Red, Green and Blue and Pokemon Red & Blue, Charizard was unable to learn fly.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Done hilariously with Charizard's "Scratch" in 5 which caused Chespin to wail like a baby before fainted.
  • Flipping the Bird: Hipster gave this twice to Ash in 3 and Pikachu gave this once to Ash in 4.
  • Idiot Ball: In 5, when he's about to win, Hipster ordered his Chespin to use "Tickle" instead of another stronger attack. Not to mention in the Pokemon game, "Tickle" isn't actually a damaging attack.
  • Insistent Terminology: In 2, Ash repeatedly calls Mankey as Monkey, prompting to Pokedex corrects him in every single chance.
  • Joke Character: Hipster's Magikarp and Metapod in 1 and 3, respectively.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Hipster's Chespin in 5. He still loses the battle against Ash's Charizard, though.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Ash and Pikachu in 4 when they are put to sleep in suggestive position by Jigglypuff.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Ash's reaction when he sleep with Pikachu in suggestive position in 4.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: The Mankey in 2 walks out after Ash's many failed attempts at catching him in their encounter.
  • Stone Wall: In 3, Metapod literally has no attack technique and only has one technique: "Harden".
  • Sweeping Ashes: What Magikarp became in 1 after he fainted.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In 1, Magikarp's life is already critical yet it doesn't stop Pikachu to finish him off with Thundershock, resulting Magikarp turned into Sweeping Ashes.
  • Troll: Old Man in 3. He advised Ash to fight Hispter to get Pokeflute. The fight is so frustrating for Ash since Hipster uses Metapod that is nothing but a Stone Wall, wasting so much of his time with the battle. After winning the battle by scaring Hipster by threatening him to attack with Charizard, it turns out Hipster doesn't have the flute at all and gave Ash an Okarina instead. Then he told Ash Pokeflute can only be bought from the Old Man. Ash then angrily asks he want to buy Pokeflute from Old Man, who said Ash has to battle him first, with his six Metapods.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Ash in 5 when he discovered that none of his three Pokemon (Pikachu, Charizard, Jigglypuff) can't learn "Cut" technique from HM-Cut to cut the bushes that preventing him to take an item, so he angrily cut the bushes himself and take the item, only to find another HM-Cut. So then, he unleashes his next anger to the Old Man.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: In 5, Hipster's Chespin is named "Belieber4Evr". When Ash questions this, he tells him that it's from Wonder Trading with another Trainer, and you can't change names of traded Pokémon.
  • Wings Do Nothing: In 3, Charizard apparently can't learn "Fly" technique despite having wings as Ash pointed out.

A rap video in which Ian and Anthony play rebellious children (named Brent and Billy respectively) moving out of their parents' house.
  • Always A Child To Parents: Billy's mother thinks Bambi is too inappropriate for him.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Brent gloats how without his parents around, he can swear words like "Fuck!", "Shit!" and "Darn!" everyday.
  • Big "NO!": Brent and Billy's mother's response to her sons requesting that they move back in with her.
  • Mood Whiplash: Brent and Billy spend most of the video gloating over how much freedom they've gotten out of moving away from their parents. But then they start to miss what their parents did for them such as feeding them, clothing them and doing their laundry.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Brent was ordered by his mother to not say "Fuck!" She happens to say that word herself when the video's about to end.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Brent and Billy's mom can't seem to hear on the phone Billy getting pummeled in the penis by that angry stranger he just flashed.
  • Poke the Poodle: Billy feels rebellious eating Cookie Crisps cereal for breakfast, Brent feels rebellious for getting to swear "Darn!" and watch dirty videos which he refers to as videos of a pig playing in mud instead of porn.
  • Rainbow Puke: Anthony defiantly binges on Skittles, then is showing throwing up a rainbow stream of the candies.
    All these whack fruit snacks with only five in a pack...
    "Only eat one!" F*ck that, I'll snack till I yack!
  • Too Smart for Strangers: Averted. Brent outright accepts a lollipop from a stranger.

  • Black Comedy: In "Disney's Star Wars Blind Date", the disclaimer under the Ian action figure reads "Ages 3 and up. Made in China by children ages 5 and up".
  • Bland-Name Product: In I CAN HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS, the brand of soda, which can easily be mistaken as Sprite, is actually called Spit.
  • Blessed with Suck: The Guy Flawless skit parodies Dude Perfect with a guy who never misses a trick-shot or anything else for that matter. He soon grows frustrated with his own perfection.
    Skyler Skoney: Making another shot doesn't mean anything, if you don't feel the low of missing!
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "The BEST Bottled Water", Ian and Anthony talk about all the cool images you can have put on your bottled water. There's pictures of baseball, pictures of zombies, and pictures of baseball zombies, among other things.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: 15 Hour Energy is described as...
    • All Natural
    • Contains 50,000% of Your Daily Dose of Vitamin B6
    • and Benzoylmethylecgonine (cocaine)
    • At the end of "WE FOUND A DEAD GUY!", Anthony shows off the new, renovated living room to Ian. He got a new rug, some new furniture, and a new toilet. Yes, also in the living room.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Extensively in "JURASSIC POKEMON".
    Dr. Sattler: Maybe we shouldn't be messing with mother nature. This could really come back and bite us in the ass.
    Dr. Grant: Wow, it's almost like you're foreshadowing the events that are gonna happen, so later when all the Pokemon break loose we'd be like, "Huh, I guess we should've listened to that smart woman and not mess with mother nature."
    Narrator: OR COULD IT?
  • Brick Joke:
    • During Evil Fortune Cookie, Anthony's middle name (Danger) was revisited much, much later in WORST ID PHOTO EVER!
    • In "A Smoshy Christmas," the viewer cannot fail to see Anthony's underwear-clad ass as he is about to start telling Ian the "story." Ian then points out towards the end that Anthony forgot to fasten his butt-flap. Part 2 ends with the underwear vanishing completely.
    • Electrocution by toaster in "My Bobblehead is Evil!"
    • In I CAN HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS, Ian is shown shaking a large bottle of soda in the corner (making it look like something else. Later, when Ian's dog begins humping him, Anthony opens the bottle of soda and it spews all over the place.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ian gets treated much worse than Anthony. Boxman also qualifies. And we can't forget Stevie.
  • Call-Back:
    • Best Toy Ever recreates the scene from Dolls where Ian discovers Anthony's little secret...
    • The throwaway line in "Stuck In A Toilet!" where Anthony complains about hating it when people record vertically. A few months later, in "iPhone 5 Revealed," the clueless dad tries to record his son's birthday party vertically, but the new iPhone catches fire and burns his hand.
    • The Running Gag of Anthony being increasingly less clothed in "Paranormal Easy Bake Oven" also returns in "iPhone 5 Revealed." It only progresses to the point where he's down to his undershirt (the pants stay on this time.)
    • "Holy Crap, 2 Billion Views!" is just full of these. Among them we have: Officer Anous (shooting Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire for standing in a shower with a limit of two grown men), Boxman, and of course Friendship Always Wins!
    • WORST PROPOSALS EVER! has Anthony finding out that his mom is his dad, which was also mentioned in FIRETRUCK!, as well as WORST TWIST ENDINGS EVER!
    • The forbidden hugs mentioned in "GUY'S GUIDE TO HUGGING GUYS" include the Side Hug, the Gap Hug, the Spider-Man hug, and the "Manspider Hug".
    • The robot costume used in "My New Best Friend is a ROBOT?" turns up again in a few other videos, such as "HOW TO CHEAT ON YOUR GIRLFRIEND". The robot's tendency to kill people is also mentioned.
    • In a recent video, Addison Rae isn't real?, a fan is excited to meet world-famous social media influencer Addison Rae, only to find out that she's not real and is only a "virtual influencer" created through motion capture and computer-generated graphics. The crew behind her explain to the fan that they had been working on a prototype for a virtual influencer as early as 2012 but it went really wrong: the example clip being from REAL VOODOO DOLL! when Anthony is trying to sabotage Ian's job interview by making him spazz out on top of the employer's desk and screaming out "BALLS!" repeatedly. However, because they're now owned by Mythical Entertainment by the time the video was released, they cut him off when he says "BALLS!"
  • The Cameo: "Every Nick Show Ever" (a parody of iCarly and Victorious) features a cameo by Jeffy as the puppet owned by the Captain Ersatz of Robbie Shapiro, known as "Mr. Onions".
  • Camp Gay: The commercial director (played by Ian) in "Biggest Zit Ever!" But eventually, it turns out he's really into Anything That Moves.
    • The director returns in "If TV Shows Were Real," directing an episode of Jersey Shore and having The Situation (Anthony) punch Snooki over and over.
      Director: I love my job! Do it again! This time, punch her in the uterus!
    • Camp Straight: Claus from "Worst Online Date Ever" speaks with a lisp, has some gay mannerisms, is given a massage by a muscular black guy in his "Massage Dungeon", but he loves his supple wife a lot and, because of a commercial that said, if the users of his website won't find anyone,they get to marry Claus' hot wife,and Ian didn't find anyone,crossdresses so he won't lose her.
  • Canada, Eh?: Exaggerated in "A Smoshy Christmas," in which the Mountie running border patrol has a hilariously bad accent that seems to waver between Newfie and Oirish.
  • Captain Obvious: The news reporter in "Badass New Power Rangers," when the witch starts attacking, yells that the situation "really sucks balls."
  • Catchphrase:
  • Cats Are Mean: Cat Soup.
  • Celebrity Endorsement: Not exactly. Ian has to mention Shaun White's new snowboarding video game twice so that he can pay for his mother's beard transplant in Shaun White Pays For Woman's Beard Transplant.
  • Celebrity Resemblance:
  • Chimney Entry: Smosh pointed out in a holiday parody video that if Santa Claus tried this method of breaking and entering, he'd get stuck halfway down. The clip shows Santa's feet sticking out of the chimney mouth as he screams for help to get out as his feet are burned by the flames from the fireplace.
  • Chroma Key: Fairly obvious when it's used, with the low budget and all.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The end of "iPhone 5 Revealed." Who knew Steve Jobs had such a potty mouth...or such a propensity for violence?
    • Also done by Metrosexual Hipster's Chespin after being commanded to use Curse in "Pokemon in Real Life 5".
    • Ian had to tell his mom about the worst dream he had last night as part of doing Anthony's morning routine, which resulted in this.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Ian, repeatedly in "My Bobblehead is Evil!" After the Twist Ending comes out, it turns out to be Obfuscating Stupidity instead.
    • Basically the entire point of "LIFE BETTER-ERS!"
  • Con Man: The vender $1 Tac Vs $1,000,000 Taco is just selling tacos he got two for a dollar from Jack In The Box. Yes including the supposed 'million-dollar Taco'. Though how much of a con it is, is questionable when he flatly admits what he's doing and the vloggers don't seem to care.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Continuity Porn: Their video celebrating 2 billion views contains pretty much every one of their characters from their 2013 videos.
    • Teleporting Fat Guy comes back in "Rejected Videos". Only he's not so fat anymore.
    • The easy button and easy step have been reused form time to time.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Anthony gets one in A Very Hairy Situation W/ Billy Mays when he's mistaken for Billy Mays and kidnapped by terrorists. His punishment? Being forced to watch The Hills.
  • Couch Gag: "Shut up!" was a popular and iconic catchphrase used on the opening intros of every Smosh video until 2017, and then revived in 2023 after the two co-creators bought back the channel. At the beginning of an intro, a random clip always gets interrupte-SHUT UP!
  • Crosscast Role: Due to two males being the main actors, it's bound to happen.
  • Crossover:
  • Curse Cut Short: See Atomic F-Bomb above.
    • Twice in "Anthony's Resurrection:"
    Teleporting Fat Guy: (singing) Going through time, I will not permit.
    You losers can eat my sh-(he gets punched by Ian and Anthony as they steal his Power Glove)
    Ian: (after failing to save his past self from a mine field) Oh, FU-(he disappears into thin air due to his past self dying).
    • Also, the 1.5 Richter scale vibration on the new iPhone, prompting a woman to slyly slip it into her pants...
  • Death Is Cheap: People die a lot. Most of them come back fine later. Lampshaded in Food Battle 2010.
    Ian: Oh, hey Anthony.
    Anthony: Wait, I just came back from the dead, and you're not even surprised.
    Ian: Not really, it's kinda becoming a yearly occurance.
    • Fun fact: In 2011, Ian and Anthony died 46 and 31 times, respectively.
    • At the end of 2012, this has been explained as actually being a bunch of clones. Anthony's died 31 times, Ian's 39.
  • Deconstructive Parody: BADASS NEW POWER RANGERS.
  • Defictionalization
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A deleted scene from Ian Gets Lucky lists reasons why Anthony and Ian shouldn't be getting allowances. They have big noses. In case you missed it the first time it was mentioned, it shows up in a bigger size down the list. It's even lampshaded!
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: "Meat In Your Mouth" and "Dixon Cider." As if the lyrics to the songs weren't suggestive enough, the videos are full of over-the-top innuendo.
    • "Naval Cannon" is a deliberate Take That! to American Gun Culture, but replaces handguns and assault rifles with naval cannons.
  • Downer Ending: Stranded, looking through the eyes of the man who is stranded.
    "There's no chance of survival. There's nothing left to hold on to. I've lost all hope."
  • Driving Stick: Ian teaches Anthony how to drive a manual transmission, with all the lurching, stalling, clutch burning and missed gears you expect.
    • Cool Car: The Subaru Impreza 2.5 Ian owned at the time, used in the lesson.
  • Drugs Are Bad: The moral of "MOVIES ON DRUGS", stated explicitly numerous times.
  • Dumb Blonde: Rachel, the hottie from "That's Hot!" Ten years later, she looks 34 and is still in high school.
  • Eat That: The "Put it in my mouth" series, which is hosted by Noah is a show where Noah and some of his guests must try a variety of unknown (but mostly disgusting) stuffs, such as pickles, bugs, chilli shaved ice, etc.
  • Emo: Anthony's hairstyle is very obviously this. Apparently, he used to have an afro (and a wardrobe that would make Screech Powers cringe), but it got burned off and the emo hair was a transplant.
  • Emo Teen: Being one is the only way to survive High School, according to what the Internet says in Four Years Foreplay. Hilarity Ensues when Ian's character shows up to school in dark clothing, guyliner, straightened hair, and (fake) facial piercings.
  • Engrish: The birthday cake Ian got for Anthony (on his own birthday!) is written with this, because he bought it in Chinatown.
  • Entendre Failure: During the Wandagra commercial in HARRY POTTER DELETED SCENES!
    Woman (Anthony): Ever since he's been using Wandagra—well, his wand has been really stiff!
    Ian: And she's not referring to my penis.
    Woman (Anthony): ...Yes I am!
  • Euphemistic Names: Sergeant Anous's name sounds like "Anus".
  • Even the Guys Want Him:
    • Anthony. Several guys in the channel have expressed desire to marry him.
    • Also, played with by Freshman!Ian in "That's Hot!" He thought it was due to his leather shorts, but it was really because of the pizza-flavored Hot Pocket in his transparent fanny pack.
    • There's also Shane, whom even Anthony describes as the most handsome guy with the best body. He's also apparently a skilled pole dancer, and his performance in one the Squad Vlog vids won the hearts of many viewers, both male and female.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: Addicted to Honey Boo Boo Child.
  • Every Episode Ending: "Mailtime with Smosh" episodes almost always end with one of them dying.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep" Ian's mom.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Ian and Anthony usually avoid religious jokes, as seen in the Rejected Videos episode in the "rejected" "If *Blank* Were Real" segment.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: The entire point of "Mimes are the WORST!", where all mimes are legally banned from performing in public spaces and try (and fail) at other endeavors, like bungee jumping (with a mime rope) and parenting (arrested for mime-performing sex in front of his kid.)
  • Evil Laugh:
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A lot of stuff, particularly the Metrosexual Hipster and "Meat In Your Mouth."
  • Explosive Stupidity: Anthony, with the exploding churro!
  • Eye Beams: In quite a few videos.
    • One of the first examples is Spiderman, Spiderman.
    Anthony as Dr. Octopus: Go, laser eyes.
    • Also in the alternate ending for Breaking the Habit.
    Anthony: We're zombies now!
    Ian: Zombies with laser eyes! * BOOM*
  • Flipping the Bird: Max in "Hardcore Max 2".
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In "My Stupid Dying Grandpa," as Ian is forced to kiss the face of Aunt Jemima to get rid of his fear, increasingly demonic-looking split-second shots of Aunt Jemima's face flash on screen.
    • In "Magic Keyboard", after Anthony deletes the world and doesn't have any save files to load, a Blue Screen of Death appears, saying "We didn't add anything funny here, so unpause the video, dumbass."
  • Friendship Moment: Left-Handed. "Friendship always wins!"
  • Full-Name Basis: "So, Harley from Epic Meal Time fame..."
  • Funeral Cut: Scenes of Ian and Anthony performing dangerous stunts only to suddenly cut to a badly-photoshopped gravestone immediately afterwards are usually played as a gag.
  • Generic Name: "Bob... Bob Jones..."
  • Gender Bender: In "Smosh Snatchers", two black girls who are envious of the duo's success decide to undergo plastic surgery to become and then kill them. It doesn't succeed when the Ian impostor mentions the duo's like of Spice Girls, which was apparently supposed to be kept secret between both of them. Also invoked in one video when Ian mentions how much he would just grope himself if he were a girl.
  • Generation Xerox: Anthony disguises as his grandma in "Biggest Zit Ever," and the commercial director remarks on how much "she" looks like Anthony before hitting on her, forcing Anthony to abandon the disguise.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: In SMOSH VS ZOMBIES.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Anthony wears SpongeBob boxers a lot, especially when he has to show his underwear on camera.
    • Ian doesn't usually show underwear that much, but we do very often see a Union-Jack pattern on his belt.
  • Gratuitous German: The reason Ian doesn't help out Anthony in "Stuck In A Toilet!" is because he's busy learning German to prepare for Nazi zombies...again.
    How about this phrase, you stupid American? I just pooped my lederhosen! Ich scheiße auf meine Lederhosen!
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Whenever Anthony has any form of success, Ian becomes extremely jealous and resorts to name-calling and screaming rants. Ex: Male Model, A Hairy Situation w/ Billy Mays, Anthony Poses for Playgirl?! and The Famous Cheese Guy.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Woe be onto you if you happen to be Anthony's genitals, which to date, has been kicked, turned into gold, slammed between a car door and sliced off by adamantium claws!
    • Ian gets this too sometimes, as alluded to in "That's Hot!" when his mom reminds him of the time he put his you-know-what in the microwave...
    • And on Ian's bucket list, he wants to "kick each member of One Direction in the taint."
    • The ending of Boxman 2.0.
  • Haunted House: Ian and Anthony learn that Anthony's house is haunted when they hear strange noises in the house. They soon learn the ghost is friendly, but there may be an unfriendly ghost when they heard a noise that wasn't the friendly ghost's doing.
  • Hetero Sexual Life Partners: Ian and Anthony come really close to this.
  • High School:
    • Smosh and I Set My Friends On Fire sing about being a Freshman in Four Years Foreplay.
    • Their "True Story" cartoons and "That's Hot!" all depict events that are said to have happened to the guys in high school.
  • Hollywood California: The California Stereotype Experiment. "Ian is deadset on proving wrong the stereotype that everyone in California surfs or lives next to a movie star. Unfortunately for him and Anthony the stereotype... may be true."
  • Hollywood Jehovah's Witness: "The Church of Religiontology" is a mix between this and Hollywood Scientology.
  • Homoerotic Subtext:
    • In "PARANORMAL EASY BAKE OVEN", Anthony makes Ian sleep in his bed with him, and is even naked on the final night. Anthony also tried to make out with Ian in his sleep.
    • "My Magical Tapeworm" has Anthony accidentally sprouting breasts thanks to the eponymous worm, and Ian groping them.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: In "I have a secret son" when two people hold each others right hand, the mommy gets pregnant and the baby pops out of the mommy's tummy. Which happened to Anthony when he held Stevie's right hand, who was trying to prove that holding hands doesn't result in a baby.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the Please Subscribe to Our Channel section of "PEN15 CLUB":
    Voiceover: Thanks for subscribing! Oh, and ask your friends if they want to join the PEN15 Club. And then write PEN15 on their hands. It's a really funny joke. (chuckles) Actually, someone did it to me. And I didn't think it was funny at all!!
  • Idiot Hair: The infomercial salesman in the Runbrella commercial has one.
  • Idiot Hero: Anthony and Ian are shown as morons when they play themselves in their videos. Sometimes, however, one will be smarter than the other (in the earlier videos, Anthony usually took the role of the smarter guy, though later videos had Ian be the smarter one).
  • Incredibly Lame Pun:
    • At the end of "My Pet Pikachu," Pikachu turns out to be a bum who stole Anthony's costume, so he shanks the guys and leaves. Anthony yells, "Shanks for that!" Then the subtitle reads, "RIP Anthony and Ian: Dead By Horrible Puns."
    • The Couch Gag for "Dixon Cider" has Anthony ask, "You guys wanna hear a punny joke?" Which also foreshadows the whole point of the video.
    • In SMOSH VS ZOMBIES, Anthony says "Hey zombies, don't lose your head!" before shooting at them and missing all of them.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Many of the "girls" in the show, particularly because they're more often than not very obviously played by one of the guys.
  • Insane Troll Logic: The therapist in "Most Violent Game Ever!" must kill Ian before he becomes violent! (Insert Evil Laugh here)
  • It Runs On Nonsenseoleum: Most Smosh vids, but the Food Battles take this up to eleven (and even lampshade it in Food Battle 2012.)
  • Japandering: Spoofed in their "Extreme Sleepover!" sketch, in which Ian's commercial for a Japanese company is set to air, but due to regional differences, will be shown in the States at 3am. Eager to catch the commercial's debut on time, Ian and Anthony spends the entire skit trying to stay awake to the point where they are borderline torturing themselves until 3am... at which point Anthony (and the audience) finds out Ian is the star of a diaper commercial. "SUMO PEE BLOCKER!"
  • Jump Scare: In the "supersonic screeching" segment of Super Powers!, Anthony is standing far away holding several objects. He is far enough not to be able to hear him at all. That is until Ian suddenly pops up close to the camera and screams really loud.
    Anthony: Hey, so, the funny thing about this is if you actually look really closely, you can see-
  • Kicked Out of Heaven: Played for Laughs in a sketch about the bad parts of Heaven. One of them is that your clothes must be spotlessly white at all times, and the second they get dirty, you get sent straight to hell.
  • Literal Metaphor: In We're Stuck Together!
    'Bangs Boss: So hot...
    (Shot shows Anthony and Ian in a cat fight)
    Game show Judge:' You like four boobs too?
    Bangs Boss: No, you're coffee is spilling all over my feet! IT'S BURNING MY FLESH OFF!
    (cuts to the Bangs Boss's feet, which are now skeletonized)
  • Lactating Male: Discussed in "I HAVE KIRBY POWERS!". When Anthony inhales what he thinks is a woman (but is actually a crossdressing male prostitute named Bruce), he wonders why he didn't get any "cool girl powers" like being able to shoot milk out of his nipples.
  • Major Injury Underreaction/Minor Injury Overreaction: The boys can shrug off things like a gunshot wound and yet go into screaming hysteria over a paper cut.
  • Manchild: Ian, usually, but everyone has their moments.
  • Manly Tears: Ian in The Truth Behind My Playgirl Shoot, when Anthony admits that the shoot was fake.
  • Medium-Shift Gag: "A Smoshy Christmas" Part 1 and Part 2, natch.
  • Megaphone Gag: In "22 CRAZY VINES (That Don't Exist)", one of the "Timmy the Time-Traveling Troll" segments shows Timmy going to when dinosaurs existed. He gleefully yells through a megaphone that they're eventually going to be killed by an asteroid.
  • Megaton Punch: In a video exclusive to, Anthony (playing Edward from The Twilight Saga) buys blood from a dealer in a way similar to a drug deal. When he realizes it's fake blood, he Falcon Punches the dealer.
  • Mistaken for Superpowered: In "MY MUTANT RASH!", Ian and Anthony start developing a weird rash after finding a mysterious meteor. They also begin to develop powers (which are actually just mundane tricks they blow out of proportion) like the ability to bend pencils (the Rubber Pencil Trick) and try to psychically control a random bystander (when really he just gets a brain freeze from his drink). The fact that The Men in Black come to their door to bother them only feeds into their delusions. By the end of the video, it is revealed that the meteor was a lump of calcified feces dumped from a space-station and the rash they got was a bad bacterial infection they got from eating (and eating off of) the "meteor".
  • Mistaken for Racist: Anthony in I'M NOT RACIST!!!.
  • Mood Whiplash: "*NEW* Smosh Reality TV Show!" starts off showing how actually boring most of Anthony and Ian's production process is. Then it suddenly reveals that the guys apparently run a meth lab and a human trafficking ring.
    • "Every Thanksgiving Ever" begins with a family at Thanksgiving discussing what they think the holiday means, and it seems to be going innocently enough, until...
    Mom: It's so nice to celebrate this lovely holiday that's all about bringing our family together!
    Carol: Actually, it's about being thankful for what we have.
    Dad: No, Carol, it's about eating a dead turkey.
    Billy: (cheerfully) Actually, it's about our ancestors violating and pillaging our land's natives, so that we may take their gold and their resources and build a great nation atop their rotting corpses!
    (the family stares at him with looks of shock)
  • Mon: "Go, Anthonymon!" in Pokémon Theme.
  • More Dakka: Sergeant Anous shoots his victims with a ridiculous number of bullets, from a handgun.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Anthony got the most amount of shirtless scenes, wearing skimpy outfits and even crossdressing. After his departure from Smosh, Shayne has been the person with the most shirtless scenes, being shirtless in the first video he featured in and with his recently introduced Shayne the Stripper persona.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The video officially introducing Smosh Games to the world has Anthony complaining about the generic-ness of their new channel name, but Ian thinks that same generic-ness makes it awesome.
  • The Musical: The 2-part 2013 Christmas special.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: In one video, Anthony's sister (played by Anthony) starts dating Ian, and Anthony's not too happy about that.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Frequently, accompanied with appropriate pixellation. Exaggerated with "I'M NAKED!", even though Ian's the only one in the buff.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Ian's high school yearbook photo in "Biggest Zit Ever" shows a complete and utter nerd, captioned "Most Likely To Remain a Virgin."
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The creator of Beef-n-Go is named Roy Lee Jenkins.
    • a "Creeed" song called "Anthony's Gone" is played in Anthony Is Mexican.
  • No Indoor Voice: "GOD DAMN IT EDITOR!!!!"
  • "No Peeking!" Request: In "MY BATHROOM SECRET", Ian walks into a bathroom stall. He insists that he can't pee while Anthony is looking at him (despite the fact Anthony can't technically see him since he's behind a door), so he tells Anthony to look away. Anthony finds out that every time he glances at Ian's stall, Ian stops peeing. This happens several times until Ian screams at him to cut it out.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Ian in "My Bobblehead is Evil".
  • Only Sane Man: Ian and Anthony could play tennis with this role, though Anthony tends to be this most of the time, especially at the end of the " If ___ was Real" videos.
    • Subverted in HITCHHIKING DISASTER!. Ian has to put up with Anthony having a funeral for his pet rock, locking the car, and leaving his keys, and throwing his only pair of car keys at a bear. Turns out, Ian left his door open.
  • Papa Bear: The little girl's dad in "My Stupid Dying Grandpa." When Ian steals her cookie, he starts whaling on him like nobody's business, complete with Spaghetti Western background music.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Anthony uses one to trick Ian into believing that he's the tooth fairy.
  • Parody Name: Look closely at the screen on the iPhone in "My Mail Order Bride" and "iPhone 5 Revealed." You can see, in the upper left corner, "GAYT&T." Possibly a Take That!.
  • Pepper Sneeze: In "LONGEST STARING CONTEST", when Ian (and Anthony, still staring at one another) goes to his date's house, she just so happens to have some of her mom's fresh ground pepper, and then the inevitable occurs...
  • Perma-Stubble: Ian can always be recognized by this.
  • Phallic Weapon: Link insists Zelda loves his master sword in The Legend of Zelda Rap.
  • Picky Eater: Noah is a very picky with his food and doesn't really like to eat anything besides plain cheese pizza. Which is why he gets to host the "Put it in your mouth" series to help him get over his pickiness.
  • Police Brutality: Played for Laughs, in which the 'police' usually resort to lethal force. By shooting the target continuously for five seconds.
  • Political Overcorrectness: "Woke Kids Games", which was later renamed "What if board games were politically correct?".
  • Practical Joke: The entirety of "My Stupid Dying Grandpa" turns out to be a huge one orchestrated by Anthony, Ian's mom, and Grandpa.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
    Ian: I don't think you understand... (cocks gun) You don't F*** ... WITH MY BEST FRIEND!!!
    • Happy Kwanzaa mother-f***er!
  • Prisoner's Last Meal: In the video "Every Burger King Ever", The Burger King himself is on death row, and upon being asked for his last meal, he requests a Big Mac, much to the surprise of the prison guard, who thought he would want a Whopper instead. The King says that he wants to enjoy his last meal. He also asks for some Jack-In-the-Box tacos.
  • Real After All:
    • Bigfoot and zombies
    • The tooth fairy.
  • Real Name as an Alias: In the Pole Dancing squad vlog, the crew was asked to pick "stripper names" for themselves. Courtney wanted to go with "Chaunces", but everyone else agrees that "Courtney" already sounds like a stripper enough, so she just went with her own name.
  • Reality Warper: The narrator in "Epic Trailer Gone Wrong" can make anything happen just by saying, "In a world where {something happens}...", or, "In a world without {something that goes away}...". But he's eventually Hoist by His Own Petard when the trailer's protagonist gets fed up with his shenanigans and decides to become a narrator himself for revenge.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Anthony's eyes turn red, it means he's brainwashed by something.
  • Red Scare: Ian being a tad silly, as usual, mentions this briefly when Anthony announces their new Smosh Pit feature for the site.
  • Red Shirt: Billy in "JURASSIC POKEMON". He happens to scream like a little girl, which annoys the hell out of Grant and Sattler to the point where they purposely leave him behind.
    Ian: I've been digging this hole for two weeks straight, for no reason whatsoever?! [...] You know what? I'm going to continue to dig this hole, and when I'm done, I'm turning it into a bomb shelter! And when the commies nuke us, guess who's not invited? YOU! And Jon Gosselin! * Digs*
  • Ridiculously Alive Undead: Discussed and defied in "Twilight: New Moon Deleted Scenes 1". Bella asks Edward if vampires defecate, to which he responds that they don't. Bella is confused because Everyone Poops says that everybody does that.
  • Running Gag:
    • Throughout the blooper reel of the Zelda rap, the sword sheath keeps falling off on the first take of a scene.
    • Anthony and Ian die in most Mailtime with Smosh.
    • Cletus screaming in terror at the end of the Neighbour videos.
    • Ian frequently claims to be hurt in female reproductive parts.
    • Part of their Bait-and-Switch humor is that they are frequently shown to appear to be doing something sexual, only for the camera angle to change and reveal that they are doing a mundane activity in an odd pose.
    • "Paranormal Easy Bake Oven" gets in quite a few, mostly when Ian and Anthony have to sleep in the same bed four nights in a row. Examples:
      • The guys going to sleep several hours earlier each night (until it's absurdly early, like 4:30pm early.)
      • Anthony wearing less clothes each night.
      • Ian building up a wall of pillows to stop Anthony touching him in his sleep (eventually Anthony just starts touching himself).
      • Doesn't stop him pulling the blanket over to his side of the bed, though.
    • Ian always buy random items that gets him and Anthony killed(like the easy bake oven, or bot bestfriend).
  • Sassy Black Woman: The "Oh, hell no!" lady.
  • Scenery Censor: A form of this in "Biggest Zit Ever:" Anthony holds a potted plant in front of his face to hide the zit.
  • Screamer Prank: Parodied. In the episode Super Powers! Anthony is standing far away holding several objects. He is far enough not to be able to hear him at all. That is until Ian suddenly pops up close to the camera and screams really loud.
    Anthony: Hey, so, the funny thing about this is if you actually look really closely, you can see-
  • Screw Yourself:
    Anthony's Girlfriend: I have something to tell you.
    Anthony: What?
    Anthony's Girlfriend (who suddenly turns into him): I AM you!
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Anthony has said that "Stranded" winning the 2006 YouTube Award for Best Comedy showed how little comedy there was back when YouTube started, because apparently there had to have been no competition for their short to win.
    • Shayne and Damien every now and then take a stab at their career in Disney Channel from their So Random days.
    • Ian's 'torture device' for the Talyor Swift fan they kidnap in "WE SUMMONED A DEMON!", the first video since Ian and Anthony reacquired Smosh, happens to be a boxset for Smosh: The Movie.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Ian is often the sensitive guy and Anthony the manly man.
    • To back this up, Ian seems to get insulted a bit more easily than Anthony, and has also cried for real on camera.
    • Even in React, most prominently in Knife Game Song. You can clearly see Ian scared for the man playing the knife game, while Anthony gets excited, even shouting "Faster, faster!"
  • Serial Escalation: "Sexting Gone Wrong" does this on a MASSIVE scale.
    Ian: If you want someone to see you naked, do it in person. Practice safe sext.
  • Serious Business
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: "LONGEST STARING CONTEST"; after Ian and Anthony have a big staring contest for the last pizza roll, they both end up blinking at the same time, decide to split the roll, and end up coming home to see that Stevie has already eaten it.
  • Shirtless Scene: Anthony Gets Engaged.
    • Both the guys get this on occasion. Played for Laughs most of the time, especially when Ian wants to be a male model.
      • Three words: Smosh Summer Games (even in Smosh Winter Games)
  • Shout-Out:
  • Skewed Priorities: In "WE SUMMONED A DEMON!", Anthony brings in a homeless man to sacrifice for Taylor Swift tickets because he sees them as largely unloved and expandable. Ian chides Anthony for this action, because the more sensitive term is Unhoused people.
  • Sleep Cute: Face it. They're both adorable when they're asleep.
  • Soap Punishment: Used in "If Cartoons Were Real". The South Park parody has Stan's mouth being washed with soap.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep
  • Spit Take: Done by both boys with milk when they look at the sales of Ian's SHUT! UP! Droid phone app in Ian Gets Lucky...
    • Done once more(!) when Anthony tries to take another sip of the milk. "Probably don't wanna drink that, I spit in that."
  • Spoof Aesop: Real Death Note: "Books are dangerous. Play more video games."
  • Status Quo Is God: Very good thing too, otherwise we'd be seeing not Ian and Anthony but their extra-concentrated ghosts.
  • Stock Scream: The "REAL WATCH DOGS HACKS!" video has the Wilhelm scream when Bad Guy #1 falls into the ball pit.
  • Straw Vegetarian: Gordon the vegan, who often pops up in the Every [BLANK] Ever series, going on screaming tirades whenever the topic of meat and dairy comes up.
  • Stuck in a Chimney: Pointed out in a holiday parody video that if Santa Claus tried this method of breaking and entering, he'd get stuck halfway down. The clip shows Santa's feet sticking out of the chimney mouth as he screams for help to get out as his feet are burned by the flames from the fireplace.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: "Holy Crap, 2 Billion Views!" has one that dominates almost the entire second half of the vid - the preparation for, and finally the actual act of, blowing up a commemorative cake baked by Duff Goldman - in glorious slow motion.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • One of the extras, Anthony's Own Video, shows us that Anthony's really incompetent with making videos by himself with Ian apparently being "dead" and all....
    • Ian's mom's video in ''My Mom's AMAZING Video!".
    • "Driver's Ed Crap Rap," and HOW! Justified in that it's presented as a ten-year-old vid they had just dug up.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Transformers Rap does this.
    Ian: The Transformers creators wouldn't pay us to make this rap
    They told us that the script was full of NONSENSE!
    I bet you thought I was gonna say "crap", cause it rhymes with "rap", but I'm better than that!
  • Super Drowning Skills: Poor Anthony. He's immune to a lot of things (cobra venom, groin punches, peer pressure, flesh eating viruses, rabies, and shark feces), but water is not one of them.
  • Tag Team Suicide: When Batman and Robin try to make a video and become YouTube stars, they demonstrate things you could do as a hero. In one part of the video, Batman tries to give an injection to a rabid dog, but apparently winds up killing himself with the needle. Robin sees this, and injects himself with the shot, saying "I'll be with you soon, my love." However, Batman was just pretending to die, and when he realizes Robin is really dead, he doesn't care. He's just happy he'll be an Internet celebrity!
  • Take That!: "First Person Shooters Suck!", against Call of Duty (specifically Modern Warfare).
    • In If Video Games Were Real, officer Anous shoots the Duck Hunt dog.
      • The If... Were Real segments in general are just them showing what various forms of media would be like if they were actually realistic.
    • Pokemon Theme Song Revenge is one big Take That against the Pokemon copyright having removed their original theme song parody video for copyright reasons.
    • The guys really, Really don't like Snooki.
    • Disney Star Wars
    • From My Bobblehead is Evil!:
      Anthony: Did you hear that?
      Ian: Hear what?
      Anthony: That creepy whisper that sounded like a demon voice from a cliched scary movie?
    • They've asked a Lakitu for a voodoo doll of Kesha.
    • On the subject of video games causing violence here.
    • The End of Christmas, an obvious Take That to Christmas, but during Anthony's segment, where he complains where his mom gets him sweaters and the wrong video game, the 'wrong video game' seen is Duke Nukem Forever.
    • "Retarded Cats" is this to ableist language.
  • Take That, Audience!: "Ian Misses The Old Smosh" is one to those who keep commenting that the original stuff is better, including Smosh. Context: Ian gets hit in the head and thinks it's 2011, which the rest of the cast thinks could be good as (while staring directly at the camera) people have been clamoring for old Smosh in the comments. However, his antics from the old videos are treated as discomforting and out-of-place as any rational person in 2021 would. The subtlety then gets thrown right out the window.
    Olivia: Guys! I'm starting to think having the old Smosh isn't such a great idea!
    Kimmy: Yeah. Maybe our nostalgia for it kind of made us forget how far we've come.
    Damian: [staring right at the camera] Yeah. And maybe people are forgetting how problematic things can be in 2011?
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Anthony just got to star in an acne-cream commercial (being specifically ordered to keep his skin clear too), and what is the first thing he does? PIZZA FACIAL!!! Ultimately double-subverted. Anthony is fired not for getting a zit, but because the director wanted to ask him out when he was disguised as his grandma, and he got mad at him for "cockblocking" him. And don't forget, the director has already been all but confirmed to be hot for Anthony.
    • Almost everything Professor Oak says in "JURASSIC POKEMON" is this up to eleven.
    • Dr. Sattler falls victim to it too.
    Dr. Grant: Are we safe in here?
    Dr. Sattler: Yes, unless they figure out how to open doors.
    Token Black Guy: I'll get it!
  • That's What She Said
  • The Problem with Pen Island: Altogether now: "PEN 15!"
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: "Taken 3 Trailer" has Ian (as a young Bryan Miller) wantonly whacking everyone's neck areas and shooting kneecaps. In some cases, he karate-chops the neck areas then shoots the kneecaps, several times.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Anthony's cousin who stays at Smosh's house and does nothing but play Call of Duty in "Gamer Gets Troll'd!" making Smosh try to kick him out.
  • They Killed Kenny: Peter
    • Also both Ian and Anthony in their Mail Time with Smosh videos, Food Battles and some others. Frequently lampshaded in Food Battle.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Left-Handed.
    Ian: You just used your right hand! You owe me twenty bucks, bitch!
    • The end of Stranded:
    • Ian's First Girlfriend.
    Cockadoodle doo. BITCH!
    • Sexist burger (Lunchtime With Smosh)
    "Bye!" "Bye!" "Bye?" "Bye." "Bye. . . bitch."
  • Time-Traveling Jerkass: A recurring character in the video "22 CRAZY VINES (That Don't Exist)" is Timmy the Time-Traveling Troll. Examples of trolling include making Ludwig van Beethoven go deaf by making him listen to dubstep, making Hitler laugh at Borat and then telling him that he's Jewish, and telling the dinosaurs that they're all going to die from a meteor.
  • Token Black: One of the characters in "JURASSIC POKEMON" is called the Token Black Guy.
  • Too Dumb to Live: This trope is pretty much the bloodline of the series.
    • Pretty much everyone in "JURASSIC POKEMON". When one of the Pokemon bangs on the door, someone actually goes to open it. And it had to be the black one, too!
    • Peter Peter. This guy proceeds to use Anthony's idea of "Getting hit by a car and dying" in OUR VIDEO IDEAS STOLEN!.
    • In "REJECTED VIDEOS!", one skit has Ian drop a live toaster into a filled bathtub he was in because his toy, Thomas the tank Engine, suggested doing so.
  • Too Smart for Strangers: In "PARENTS SUCK!", the bratty teen played by Anthony happily accepts a lollipop from a stranger.
  • Totally Radical
    • Anthony's dad in "Badass New Power Rangers."
    • Also, the therapist in "Most Violent Game Ever!" keeps saying "big frickin' dealio." A lot.
  • Twist Ending
    • The basis for "WORST TWIST ENDINGS EVER!", listing several terrible twist endings.
    • "Real Ghostbusters" is not only a parody of Ghostbusters but also of The Sixth Sense. After you figure that out, everything makes sense...sort of.
    • "My Bobblehead is Evil:" Ian has an evil bobblehead, too!
    • "Smosh vs Zombies" ends with Ian and Anthony realizing that they could be best friends forever if they become zombies, so they willingly get infected. The video ends to them gleefully butchering survivors while cheerful music plays.
  • Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000:
    • Super Head Esploder 5 in Anthony is Mexican.
    • Most Violent Game Ever: Super Head Esploder X, which now allows you to use your iPad's photos to make the heads you get to esplode.
      Ian: Super Head Esploder X! It's no big dealio, but if you don't download it, you too will become an axe murderer. Probably.
  • The Unreveal: The mime in "Mimes are the WORST!" (naturally) never talks, and when he does finally say a word, it's a Precision F-Strike that ends up getting censor-bleeped.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In the Mighty Smoshin' POWER RANGERS video, a man stealing a kid's candy says to Ian and Anthony (who try to stop him) "Screw off, cheesefarts."
    • In 2 Guys 1 Bathroom, Ian thinks "If he sees me going to the stall, he's going to think I'm insecure and have a small tallywhacker. Wait... why'd I just call it a tallywhacker?" Then later in the video, as someone is waiting on Ian or Anthony to get done using the urinal, he exclaims: "Fine! I'll just use the stall! And I don't have a small tallywhacker!"
    • From Dubstep Commercials Suck, we have this gem of a line: "Sweet Sacajawea, that's highly irregular!"
    • Also..."I'm draining my sausage!" from Anthony. (Ian says almost the same thing, substituting Five-Dollar Footlong.)
  • Useless Without Cell Phones: In "OUR GENERATION IS F*CKED: The Movie", Anthony is used as a test subject to see if today's generation could get by in a world without cell-phones and internet where he quickly breaks down, slowly going crazy without modern conveniences. Safe to say, our generation is f*cked.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: If Anthony and Ian are portraying themselves, they're often an exaggerated Type 2; despite being best friends, they don't seem to give a damn about anything that happens to each other, even if the other one is outright killed. In fact, 90% of the time one of them dies, the other one is directly responsible for it.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Claymation Ian in "A Smoshy Christmas, Part 2". Repeatedly.
    Anthony: Technically, we're driving on the ocean.
    Ian: Ugh! (projectile-vomits onto the Arctic ice cap) You know I get seasick!
    • In "The End of Christmas Pt 1", Puppet Anthony vomits out a stream of Jack Daniels.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Deleted scenes from "Stuck In A Toilet!" rev"eal that Anthony wore briefs under his Spongebob boxers to prevent this.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Ian. A lot of their Youtube comments are about this. Anthony even acknowledges this in a Lunchtime With Smosh video where he says Ian has "cool eyes" while he has "poop eyes".
  • Why Did It Have To Be Aunt Jemima?: According to "My Stupid Dying Grandpa," Ian is terrified of Aunt Jemima. Not the syrup, but Aunt Jemima herself. The eyes just stare into his soul.
  • Yandere: Siri, for Anthony in SIRI TRIED TO KILL ME!
    • Makes it very odd when the Couch Gag for "iPhone 5 Revealed" has Anthony ask Siri if she'll be his girlfriend, and she says no. Got reset, perhaps?
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Not surprisingly some of their fans. It's extremely hilarious to see Ian and Anthony's reactions when they are sent slash fanfiction of themselves.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: Every Wrestler Ever involves the Smosh gang doing imitations of wrestlers along with the WWE. During an imitation of Seth Rollins, the real deal says it looks stupid.
  • Your Mom:
    • Ian's mom is often referred to in various as a joke. In one of Smosh Games' Game Bang videos, the SG team did a speed drawing revenge on Ian and Anthony, then upped the ante by bringing in Ian's mom.
    • Ian himself seem to be fixated on Sohinki's mom. When he came in for the "QUIPLASH w/ SMOSH GAMES 3: QUIPLASH RISES (SGA Live)" episode, most of almost all hi answers involve Sohinki's mom. Of coures, Sohinki retaliated by bringing back the Ian's mom jokes.
  • YouTuber Apology Parody: The YouTube Apology Service, where Yonnie Fritz and Fritz Yonnie coach YouTubers to apologize for hurting other people's feelings, not what they actually did. They also remind creators to cry with an air-horn ("cry horn") and bring them to tears with pepper spray ("sympathy spray").


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