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Smosh Games is a YouTube channel, and the first spinoff channel from the popular Smosh channel, in which Ian and Anthony, plus Mari, three gaming buddies from Clevver Games (Sohinki, Lasercorn, and Jovenshire), and later recruits (Wes, Flitz, Boze and Damien) did hilarious Let's Play videos of a wide variety of video games, and also compete with each other in "Game Bang" vids where the losers have to suffer some kind of Cool and Unusual Punishment, among over types of videos. It stopped making videos in December 2018 due to its then parent company Defy Media imploding. In early 2019, Mythical Entertainment bought the Smosh brand and with it Smosh Games. As a result, it returned to making new content in April 2019.

Current shows include:

  • Board AF: The crew plays various board games, sometimes bringing in special guests.
  • What're Those?!: Players must figure out what the hell an item is, and decide the price in a segment definitely not based on The Price Is Right

Former shows:

  • Honest Game Trailers: A spin-off of Honest Trailers that's basically the same thing but with video games. Moved to Fandom Games in 2019.

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    Cancelled Shows 
Some other show series that the channel used to host, but for one reason or the other, got cancelled, includes:
  • Maricraft: Mari and friends playing Minecraft.
  • Press Start: The crew play a game voted on by the fans.
  • Reality Shift: The crew play a game in virtual reality.
  • Smosh Game Bang: A show where Mari, Sohinki, Lasercorn, Jovenshire, Wes, and Flitz (previously featuring Ian and Anthony) battle each other in different games, with the loser(s) receiving a punishment corresponding to the game being played.
  • Cell Outs: The crew plays various mobile games and then do outrageous real-life challenges that relate to the game they were playing.
  • Super Mari Fun Time: Mari plays an XBOX game, sometimes bringing along another Smosh Games member, and rating them at the end of the video.
  • Why We're Single: Joven, Sohinki and Lasercorn (and sometimes Flitz) discuss various topics about video games that have influenced their personal lives in some ways.
  • Backseat Gaming: Two people play a single-player game. The one who's not playing gives instructions to the one who's on the controls, which the latter must follow. When they get fed up, they switch.
  • Dope! or Nope: Joven, Sohinki and Lasercorn tries out a game they've never played before, then points out the elements they like (dope) and stuffs they don't like (nope) as they unravel the game's mechanics.
  • Cage Match: Joven, Sohinki and Lasercorn compete in a 1 vs. 1 challenge, and the loser must face a random punishment (selected by a spinning wheel).
  • Smosh SMASH: The crew plays Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with certain conditions and challenges requested by fans via a wheel.
  • Gametime With Smosh Games: A Let's Play, originally just Anthony and Ian but later featuring 2 or 3 random crew members.
  • I Have A Raging Bonus: The behind-the-scenes series which show off deleted scenes or outtakes from certain videos, interviews with guests, and the like.
  • Friendly Fire: the crew work together in a multiplayer game.
  • Grand Theft Smosh: The crew play Grand Theft Auto Online.

Smosh Games' videos demonstrates examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Sohinki, Lasercorn, Jovenshire, Flitz on one end; Ian, Anthony, Mari and Wes on the other. Justified since Flitz, Joven and Lasercorn are nicknames, and Sohinki uses his last name. The others simply go by their first names.
  • Amusingly Short List: In the Honest Game Trailer for The Order: 1886. At one point it's discussed what the "Extras" menu option has available when unlocked.
    Narrator: And unlocking extras like... the credits. That's it.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Wes and Flitz were recurring guests on the channel before becoming full-time members in September 2014.
    • The SGA Live show (where the Smosh Games crew live-stream themselves to interact with the viewers while playing a random video game) was retitled to Quiplash Live after due to the overwhelmingly positive response towards seeing the crew playing that particular game.
  • Blood Knight: Lasercorn is the physical embodiment of this trope. According to Sohinki in the zombie plan video, Lasercorn is more or less the ultimate weapon in a survival situation simply because he's a blood thirsty maniac.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Joven often ends up losing in games where he claims to be good at (Halo, for example.) Then again, Joven generally ends up losing at everything.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: One two occasions, the Smosh Games crew (and some guests) have attempted to eat Naga Viper Chilis, with various results. Sohinki barely flinched, while Jovenshire was reduced to whimpering. Mari's reaction was somewhere in between.
  • The Cameo:
    • PewDiePie in two Gametime with Smosh episodes, and an episode of Backseat Gaming alongside Sohinki. This came out of the Smosh duo appearing in one of his GTA IV multiplayer videos.
    • JWittz playing Super Smash Bros Brawl.
    • Shigeru Miyamoto himself played Mario Kart 8 with the Smosh Games Crew
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each member of the crew has a color to represent them: pink for Mari, orange for Anthony, yellow for Lasercorn, green for Sohinki, blue for Ian, and purple for Jovenshire.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Smosh acquired Clevver Games for $7.00 and a bag of fruit snacks. The bag of fruit snacks was not only open but proved to contain shards of metal, which Lasercorn happily devoured regardless.
  • Demoted to Extra: Ian and Anthony has been appearing less and less frequently in the Gaming channel, and their place in Game Bangs has mostly been replaced by Wes and Flitz.
  • Enemy Mine: In a lot of competitive videos, the whole group is would frequently team up to stop Sohinki from winning or placing first all the time.
  • Epic Fail: The Call of Duty Black Ops 2 episode is, as Ian puts it, "This might as well be called: Call of Duty: Really confused noobs."
  • Food Fight: The Real Life Food Battle bonus video began with Mari, Sohinki, Lasercorn and Joven preparing a spread for Thanksgiving, and ended with the crew throwing all the food at each other when Joven decided to play his mobile game instead of helping with the preparation.
  • For Great Justice: Knife Man Guy and Riot Shield Man's reason for doing what they do. Which is killing people with knives and bashing evil-doers to death with a riot shield, respectively.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Mari often exclaim in Japanese whenever she gets excited or is in trouble. Understandable, since that is her first language. But then the other guys try to do the same, just because they could, with varying degree of success.
  • Groin Attack: No balls are safe from Lasercorn. See other folders for examples.
    • Lasercorn in his review of Hitman: Absolution paints a guard's crotch twenty times and proceeding to unload a full magazine of rounds into the poor guy's balls.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Ever since Courtney made an appearance on the channel she gained a lot of attention from the male audience and when she appeared on Grand Theft Smosh Wes, Sohinki and Lasercorn challenged each other to see who best impresses her on a date.
  • Insistent Terminology: Instead of referring to Sohinki's complaints as whining, the gang has now coined it as Sohinkism.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: "Game Bang" and "I Have a Raging Bonus."
  • Kubrick Stare: Lasercorn's "laser stare."
    Joven: You keep those creepy eyes away from me and keep them on the screen.
  • Large Ham: Ian, Anthony, and Lasercorn, particularly in Game Bang. Everyone gets shots at this depending on the show.
  • Let's Play: Gametime with Smosh. Super Mari Fun Time is a variant that focuses on Xbox Live exclusives.
  • Long-Runner Cast Turnover: As the years have gone by, most of the original six that made up the group have all left, the only exception being Ian.
    • The group was initially comprised of Anthony, Ian, Mari, Joven, Sohinki, and Lasercorn. Following production of Smosh: The Movie though, Anthony and Ian began appearing less and less, with former guest star Flitz joining full time, accompanied by Wes, and occasionally joined by their producer Matt Raub.
    • Anthony would later leave Smosh entirely in 2017, while Lasercorn and Sohinki would instead become part time collaborators. In their stead, members of the Smosh Squad would occasionally appear, before Damien and Boze joined full time. Flitz would later leave the group following sexual assault allegations in 2018 so as to not negatively affect Smosh's image.
    • Following the legal issues with Defy Media in 2018, the channel became inactive, and many members decided to leave the channel. Joven announced that he, Wes, and Sohinki would not be returning to Smosh Games but instead be occasional collaborators. Lasercorn and Mari would later officially return, only for Mari to quit following an ultimatum to remain with Smosh or work on NewElement6, and Lasercorn to stop appearing in 2020. Boze announced her decision to leave Smosh and her online career entirely to pursue a different career path. Smosh Games would instead be hosted by Ian, Damien, and the former members of the Smosh Squad, now integrated entirely as the Smosh Family.
  • Never Trust a Trailer:
    • The promo for the channel that went on Clevver Games depicted Jovenshire as being the Only Sane Man — while Sohinki and Lasercorn agree to work for Smosh Games for seven dollars and some (adulterated) fruit snacks, Joven just sits on the side and shakes his head.
    • The promo for Smosh's channel showed Jovenshire and Lasercorn reacting with reasonable confusion when Anthony suddenly declares them to be part of the new channel. Sohinki agrees cheerfully, his only confusion coming from Anthony at first calling him a girl.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Jovenshire and Lasercorn. Joven's actual name is Joshua Ovenshire, and Lasercorn's is David Moss.
    • Flitz Nerdsworth. His real name is Amra Ricketts.
  • Painful Body Waxing: The channel promised to have Joven chest-waxed when they reached 1 million subscribers. When the moment inevitably happened, it's quickly obvious that the rest of the Smosh Games crew had no idea what they're doing. And the amateur wax job was clearly not a pleasant experience for Joven.
  • Pungeon Master: Sohinki - especially when he's lending his voice to Knife Man Guy.
  • Running Gag:
    • In Smosh's teaser for the new channel: Ian saying "Not enough!"
    • For a long time, a running gag was that the crew would be willing to play anything except Minecraft. Lasercorn even mentioned it an episode of Why We're Single, about how it causes gamer rage. They eventually played as a two million subscriber reward, and in 2014 launched a weekly Minecraft series.
    • When all else fails, Lasercorn often pulls out his "raptor claws!"
    • The animatronics (mostly Bonnie) jump-scaring the narrator in the Honest Game Trailer for Five Nights At Freddys.
    • Joven being dubbed a "bronze player" when he gets low scores in games.
    • Sohinki's "Sohinkism", in which he tries to blame others for his failures.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Ian and Lasercorn ("Iancorn") teams up frequently and the two gets a lot of shippy moments in dance-related episodes since both of them are very bad dancers. The others, especially Anthony, would often joke how jealous Lasercorn is whenever Ian is forced to do his duet punishments with someone else.
    • Team Marhinki (Mari/Sohinki) probably shows up even more frequently than Iancorn, and the rest of the crew would often ask for "more Marhinki action" whenever the two are paired together.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Mari Takahashi is the only female in a group of seven other guys. Averted when considering that the Smosh family as a whole also includes Courtney Miller and Olivia Sui, but they aren't regular members of the Smosh Games crew.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep:
    • Whenever someone swears, their words gets bleeped over. And when they're dialogues are subtitled, the swear words are filtered out with Symbol Swearing.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Both Jovenshire and Lasercorn have tattoos, Lasercorn has a tattoo of a unicorn firing a laser from the horn. Jovenshire has multiple tattoos such as gears, a sword, fangs, the Batman symbol, Star Wars tribal symbol and finally the chinese symbols for "don't fear your decision".
  • The Dreaded: Lasercorn, especially in Grand Theft Smosh and Maricraft.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The gang would frequently bully, insult and humiliate each other, especially during Game Bangs, but it's clear that they're very close friends, and the terrible pranks they pull on each other are mostly done in jest.

    Backseat Gaming 
  • Asian Drivers:
    • Played with when a female Asian civilian runs over Sohinki in the GTA IV Backseat Gaming episode.
  • Black Dude Dies First:
  • The Cameo:
  • Epic Fail: Several moments of the Grand Theft Auto IV Backseat Gaming episode are full of this.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The Red Dead Redemption episode of Backseat Gaming ended with Lasercorn leaving in disgust after Jovenshire had him hogtie a woman and leave her to die on the train tracks. Even Jovenshire thought this was too dark, so he had Lasercorn pick up the woman before the train arrived... and had him dump her in a river instead.
  • Groin Attack: Lasercorn insisted on having Sohinki shoot flaming crossbow bolts at enemies' crotches during their Dishonored Backseat Gaming session.
  • Rage Quit: Most of the episodes of the "Backseat Gaming" episodes end with the players giving up on the games because they're too frustratingly difficult or scary (Fear Quit).
  • Ramming Always Works: Invoked by Jovenshire at the end of the Assassins Creed III edition of Backseat Gaming.
    Jovenshire: "Alright, I want you to run into the boat; just like, full speed ahead!"
    Lasercorn: "Yar! Ramming speed! Brace for impact yer scurvy dogs! We're runnin' 'em right outta the water!"
  • Running Gag: Lasercorn often puts Fake Boobs on the others during Backseat Gaming when they do something to his disliking.

    Board AF 
  • Aside Glance: In SECRET HITLER CHAOS Sohinki glances at the camera and smiles when he sees that his victory is sealed.
  • Downer Ending: In Board AF Zombicide, after two parts of gathering equipment and weapons that can kills the biggest threat, their last part features Flitz and Mari dying fairly early, and then the rest of the crew being killed in the end as the zombies corner and devour them.
  • Slasher Smile: In SECRET HITLER CHAOS Joven gives one to the camera when he's sealed victory for the fascists.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Two episodes of Board AF are centered around Secret Hitler in which some of the players are given the role of fascists and one of the fascist players is secretly Hitler.

    Boss Fight of the Week 
  • Boss Battle: One of the first few shows on the channel was Boss Fight of the Week, which as the name implied, had Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire taking on different bosses as requested by fans; some of whom included Alduin, Albert Wesker, General Raam, The Taurus Demon and Tabuu. After the battle against Mundus, the team has replaced the show with Smosh Games Vs. (where the trio compete with fans online), citing a lack of new bosses to fight. However, they have stated that they will fight newer and more interesting bosses when they may come out.
  • The Cameo:
  • Pungeon Master: Invoked during Sohinki's decapitation spree in the Left 4 Dead 2 Boss Fight of the Week.
    "It's KNIFE to meet you!" *stab* "And you as well!" *stab*
    "You really should get some fortifying shampoo, to protect your SCALP!"
    "I hope these puns aren't getting too obSKEWER!"
    "I think they wrote a fairy tale about you guys. It's called The Three Blind KNIFE!"

    Cage Match 
  • Unishment: Some of the Cage Match punishments aren't actually bad. Some are even good, that the "winners" wanted to be a part of it as well.
    • The Cage Match "Cheeseburger challenge" is another subversion. The punishment requires the loser to eat a giant cheese burger, which doesn't seem so bad until one actually eats it. Sohinki got saddled with the punishment and got really queasy after eating the thing.

    Cell Outs 
  • Cuteness Overload: In EXPLODING KITTENS WITH KITTENS Joven becomes the throne for a fluffy kitten with a derpy eye. Everyone is distracted to various degrees by a kiddie pool with 25+ cats.
  • Food Fight: In the Clash Of Kings Catapult Cell Outs video, the group battle each other by catapulting cakes, pies and muffins as ammos.
  • Properly Paranoid: In the very beginning of PUNKED IN A DUNK TANK Lasercorn is sitting in the dunk tank and has his hands on the bars and his feet braced on the tank in case somebody tries to dunk him before they start playing. It keeps him dry when Wes does try.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In the "Super Head Esploder-X Cell Outs", the three winners gets to have their heads casted, which not all of them enjoyed.
    Sohinki: I feel like I was tricked into a punishment...

    Game Bang 
  • Asian Drivers:
    • Mari plays this hilariously straight during the Mario Kart 64 "Game Bang", marking the first time she's finished dead last in a Game Bang. Lampshaded when she's given the in-game achievements "Fulfill a Stereotype" and "Continue the Stereotype."
  • Banana Peel: The punishment for losing the Mario Kart 64 "Game Bang" is to walk over a banana peel and slip off it.
  • Battle Rapping: In the "Epic Smosh Rap Battle" episode, the two bottom scorers for the Def Jam Rapstar must have an impromptu rap battle against each other.
  • Big "NO!": Anthony gets one during the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Game Bang, as he knocks the hammer off the table almost immediately upon starting.
  • Black Dude Dies First:
    • The trope shows up again in the Pedobear Maze of Doom challenge, where the bears keep going after Flitz, who then complained that the bears are racist because of this.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb:
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In every Game Bang challenges, the people who perform the worst are subject to many weird punishments, such as being forced to cross-dress, made to walk over a field of mouse traps, being forced to eat play-doh, etc.
  • Cue the Flying Pigs: The day Jovenshire won his first "Game Bang".
    Ian: Joven winning at something? What is this!?
    Lasercorn: Up is down, black is white - where am I!?
  • Enemy Mine: Mari and Lasercorn form one during the third tournament of the SSB Brawl Game Bang "SMOSH BROS BRAWL!" to put a stop to Sohinki's winning streak. It works, and Anthony ends up winning the third "hammer" instead of Sohinki.
    • In the first Game Beast Game Bang they played, all the players immediately decided to gang up on Sohinki, even saving each other from falling to their deaths before Sohinki is eliminated.
      Anthony: Lasercorn! Help your team mate!
      Sohinki: There's no teams! What's going on?!
  • Epic Fail: Pretty much anything Mari does with grenades in Halo: Reach in Game Bang.
  • Fan Disservice: Anthony in a bikini, Jovenshire wearing a bra, the two of them dancing to the Star Wars parody song "Princess in a Battle" after losing the ''Dancing With the Star Wars' "Game Bang".
  • Flipping the Bird: In the punishment for ZOMBIE CONTAGION Joven gives two middle fingers to Sohinki because Sohinki hit him in the groin with a dodgeball.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Lasercorn only shoots zombies in the groin during the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang,
    • In the Mario Tennis episode of Game Bang, when Sohinki is throwing a tennis ball at Jovenshire and Ian for part of their loser punishment, he almost gets one on Joven. Then, a minute later, he jumps in and takes a second shot, which successfully hits Joven in the intended area.
    • Anthony, Ian and Lasercorn effected by a triple from Mari in a jousting competition with Sohinki during the Starwhal Game Bang, Joven being spared by standing furthest away.
    • In the Contagion Game Bang "ZOMBIE CONTAGION" the punishment is for the losers to be zombies while the winners try to headshot them with dodgeballs. Sohinki ends up hitting Joven in the groin.
  • Humiliating Wager: Most of the forfeits in Game Bang and other shows.
  • Interface Spoiler: The beginning of the REVENGE OF SECRET HITLER video gives the viewers the option of skipping ahead in the video to be blind as to who the Secret Hitler is. However, there are comments edited into the video on suspicious behaviour from the players. Two of these reveal one of the fascist players and the Secret Hitler.
  • Medal of Dishonor: The Game Bang episodes unlocks "Achievements" whenever someone committed a spectacularly bad failure, such as Anthony getting caught almost immediately during his second run of "Mario Mud Tackling", or Mari fulfilling the Asian Drivers stereotype by her abysmal performance in a Mario Kart game.
  • Oh, Crap, There Are Fanfics of Us!... Used rather cruelly in one Game Bang punishment where losers Joven and Wes had to read a slash fic of themselves while eating Bean Boozled beans (which are basically a combination of Russian Roulette and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: In Game Bang, Anthony doesn't let the others forget how they didn't tell him about the time crystal in Resident Evil 6, pointing it out whenever somebody else finds it.
  • Pyrrhic Victory
    • Anthony got the best time during the Jillian Micheal's Workout Adventure Game Bang. However, everyone else voted that winning at such a horrible video game made him a loser, and he was forced to do fifty squat-jacks in a frilly dress.
    • Sohinki won the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang... and Anthony, the loser, got to eat roast chicken off of the top of Sohinki's head like a zombie eating a person's brain.
    • The losing team's punishment for the Halo 4 Capture the Flag Game Bang was having to sing Rihanna's "Halo." The episode ended with Anthony, Sohinki, and Lasercorn being forced to listen to Ian, Mari, and Jovenshire's terrible rendition of "Halo."
      Ian: Jokes on you, bitches! This is why we lost!
    • Anthony winning the final battle against Lasercorn in the Sonic Game Bang meant he had to share eating a chili dog with Mari, "Lady and the Tramp style," as both of them were now tied with one win and four losses. He questioned why he even wanted to win when he had to eat the chili dog, regardless.
    • Initially, in the 2vs2vs2 Call of Duty Game Bang GIVING ZOMBIES GRIEF, the punishment was for one of the losers to dress up like Jar Jar Binks and give the other loser a lap dance. However, this was changed at the last second so both losers (team Anthonyshire) would have to dress up like Jar Jar and Darth Vader and give the "winners" (team Marhinki) lap dances.
      Sohinki: Well... now I just feel like a fool.
      Mari: Why does it feel like we're the ones who lost!?
  • Running Gag: Whenever the crew must complete their Game Bang punishments in the office lobby, they would say that the space actually belongs to some rich dude, like Bill Gates or Donald Trump.
  • Sadist Show: Can cross into this territory at times, especially the more punishing Game Bang punishments.
  • Serious Business: The Game Bangs are this, in no small part due to the horrible punishments that are saddled on the loser(s). They even have a slow-mo instant replay "Taking It Too Seriously Cam" that gets used at least two to three times each Game Bang.
  • Ship Tease:
    • A lot of the Game Bang punishments requires the two bottom losers do something intimate with each other, such as doing a romantic dance duet, forced to roleplay as couples, doing a Spaghetti Kiss, etc.
    • Discussed in the "Get in my Box" episode, where the two bottom losers were put inside a box and literally "shipped" to another place. Ian and Mari lost the episode, and Anthony remarked that this was a perfect combination since many Smosh fans often ask them if Ian is dating Mari.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep:
    • A hilarious variation is when the group is playing Def Jam Rapstar in Game Bang and some of the songs have words bleeped out, as well as the lyrics - which the guys are supposed to be rapping - become just dashes. Jovenshire is especially confused by this, leading to him saying "blank" whenever one pops up.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: An occasional forfeit in Game Bang involves the two lowest scorers having to "Lady-and-the-Tramp" some food item, such as a banana.
  • Squick: invoked Invoked for many of the Game Bang punishments, which are clearly designed to be as disgusting as possible. Such as the Spin-the-bottle game, where Mari had to lick Joven's nipple, or when the losers have to eat disgusting things (such as Play-Doh).
  • That's What She Said: Gets used to death in the Doritos Crash Course Game Bang, prompting Lasercorn to call a halt. Doesn't work.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: the teams' war cries during the Halo Reach Game Bang:
    Team Condor: CA-CAW!
    Team Super Condor: CA-CAW BITCH!
  • Unishment: Some of the Game Bang punishments aren't actually bad. Some are even good, that the "winners" wanted to be a part of it as well.
    • The punishment for losing at Five Nights At Freddys is wearing wearing a costume and scaring people. It turns out to be more fun than intended.
    • Subverted at the end of the "3-D Mario Bang" challenge, where the two losers must eat 3 donuts in 30 seconds. While the others initially think that eating donuts is not a bad thing, it becomes apparent that having to eat 3 of them in 30 seconds is actually quite painful. Mari almost choked on hers, while Joven actually threw up for eating too fast.
    • Lasercorn first got his orange hair after losing to Sohinki in a game of Towerfall. He ended up liking it so much that he decided to dye it back orange after it grew out.
    • The Hot Mario Party probably offers the best "forfeit" Sohinki. For this particular Game Bang, the crew must play several Mario Party rounds that are entirely based on luck, and whoever doesn't win must play a chocolate roulette where one of them has been dipped in a 6.3 million scoville hot sauce. Sohinki has a ridiculously high spice tolerance and thinks it's actually quite good, to the annoyance of his peers (who don't share this sentiment).
    • The four losers of the Tron Run game must wear TRON suits and throw discs at each other. Sohinki and Lasercorn, the winners of the challenge, remarked that they're actually the losers because the punishment was really fun.
  • Visual Pun: The punishment for the losing team in Halo: Reach is to be teabagged by the winning team. They just got regular teabags dropped on their faces.
  • Your Mom: A running gag in the Rock Band Game Bang "ROCK BAND ROCKS!", to the point where Ian spent most of his song insulting Sohinki's mother and Lasercorn named his band "Anthony's Mom is Promiscuous."

    Gamer Nation 
  • The Cameo:
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb:
    • At the beginning of the Gamer Nation episode "Blaming Video Games For Violence", Jovenshire does the introduction:
      Joven: What's up everybody and welcome to Gamer Nation this week, where we're talking about f-(four straight seconds of bleeps, with Joven barely heard starting and ending swear words in between), all those controversial things in video games and what makes video games actually controversial; our editor's gonna LOVE that!
      Sohinki: You think you're SO clever.

    Gametime With Smosh 
  • Distracted by the Sexy: While playing Halo 4, Anthony and Ian can't stop staring at Cortana's breasts during cutscenes.
  • Epic Fail: Ian and Anthony, while playing Happy Wheels, get annoyed at someone who created a "Smosh Quiz" level with most of the answers wrong (for example, one question asked if Smosh's first video was Pokemon or Mortal Kombat, when it was Power Rangers).
  • Everything's Cuter with Kittens: In one Gametime with Smosh, Ian and Anthony play Kinectimals. Despite laughing at the cheesy, oversaturated graphics and frightening lemur mascot, they're soon cooing over the black panther cub they've adopted.
  • Sanity Slippage: Ian and Anthony playing Cat Mario. By the last video, Anthony starts making the Ian and Anthony bobble-head dolls have a conversation, while the real Ian does a helpless Aside Glance.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Anthony and Ian occasionally have this dynamic during Gametime With Smosh, with Ian as the sensitive guy and Anthony as the manly man. One good example is in their Happy Wheels Gametime. The first time Ian dies in the game, a lot of blood flies around. Anthony laughs at the blood while Ian reacts in a disgusted/shocked manner.

    Grand Theft Smosh 

    I Have A Raging Bonus 

  • Actually Pretty Funny: An example in the 3:35 point of MARI'S BACK AND SHE'S PISSED.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The ChristmasCraft Finale features notable Confession Cam moments from Lasercorn and Sohinki that discuss that whether Santa was truly evil or not was never explained. Lasercorn points out that he cannot be judged as evil for having a health bar when the rest of the cast has one themselves. Sohinki talks with Mari about how they killed Pixies in Part 7 to empower the reindeer, and poses the possibility that the Smosh Crew were actually playing a Villain Protagonist role the whole time.
  • Bad Santa: In ChristmasCraft everybody is confused about how they ended up as Santa's elves, this leads to Joven and Flitz becoming suspicious and believing this trope was in play while Wes and Mari argued otherwise. It appears Joven and Flitz were right, but then.... See Ambiguously Evil. For bonus points, Flitz references the "Santa/Satan" anagram on the Bad Santa trope page.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: In Outlaster, Lasercorn accuses the Gods of having sex with goats.
  • Big Bad:
    • The series ChristmasCraft acts as a Story Arc in the Maricraft series. This gives the Smosh crew an antagonist to fight. It's Santa.
    • The plot of Hero House outside of its reality tv parody is centered around finding the villain who is ultimately responsible for nuking Japan at the end of Block of Love. The villain behind everything is Max Realhero.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In Journey To Joven's Shire, Mari and Wes lost their ship and were trapped on an island, Sohinki was lost on the map and they were all trapped on an island but they did manage to find a safe place and presumably plan to find Joven and Flitz in the next episode.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The main villain in ChristmasCraft does this to Santa's elves who attack the cast in Part 3. The high elf is behind it. In Part 6 he brainwashes Elfenshire and sicks him on the protagonists when they find out. Forunately, the heroes beat the brainwashing out of Elfenshire.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: As a joke on the Block of Love Finale during the fight with Kamizilla on a Confession Cam Flitz wonders if the others can smell the poop in their armour.
  • Broken Pedestal: In the ChristmasCraft series the High Elf becomes this for Mari and Wes. At first, this character was greatly respected to the point where Mari and Wes gave him the Affectionate Nickname "Senpai." But Mari loses respect for him after Part 4 when she learns about the Krampus' backstory. And Wes joins everyone else to fight the High Elf after learning that the High Elf was brainwashing Joven and himself in Part 6.
  • Confession Cam: The Maricraft mini-series Outlaster, ChristmasCraft and Block of Love makes usage of these for parody.
  • Discard and Draw: For Hero House, this is the superpower of The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED]. Once per Episode he gains new superpowers but loses whatever he had last episode.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the Hero House finale, the Big Bad Max Realhero reveals the reason why they nuked Tokyo at the end of Block of Love. The reason turns out to be that Max Realhero hates J-Pop.
  • Distant Reaction Shot: One of Damien's deaths in the video THE TRIAL OF LASERCORN! is followed by two distant reaction shots containing his scream.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: As a Confession Cam gag near the end of ChristmasCraft Part 6 Wes and Joven talk about how the cookies the High Elf gave everyone were poisoned to cause brainwashing. Wes calls Joven out for getting tricked into getting brainwashed, and proudly points out how he willingly ate the poisoned cookies. After a moment of pause, Wes realizes just how bad he made himself sound.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Played for Laughs. The joke at the end of ChristmasCraft Part 6 had Wes throwing his items while pretending to regurgitate. These items included a block of TNT and a Christmas Tree.
  • Great Escape: The ending of THE CONVICTION OF LASERCORN. Lasercorn is found guilty and gets imprisoned, but Wes made an escape tunnel and a boat so that Lasercorn could escape.
  • Hope Spot:
    • In Hero House around the end of DRUNKEN WIZARD FIGHT the Head of Household Sailor Sage had to choose who to kick off the Justice Team and they chose The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED]. Although, at the moment it did seem that The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED] did manage to find a veto power it immediatedly gets revealed that that veto power book was an old one that Black Majiq put down to give himself more inventory space. This meant that The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED] couldn't prevent his banishment from Hero House.
    • The episode THE CONVICTION OF LASERCORN does feature a moment of comeuppance against Lasercorn when he gets trapped by everybody but Wes breaks him out immediately after the imprisonment.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. The characters Mari plays in ChristmasCraft and Block of Love Melf and Sage respectively,) originally suffer from this towards the high elf and Craig (Sohinki's character) respectively but on both accounts she does end up wising up later.
  • I'll Kill You!: Simply put, in THE CONVICTION OF LASERCORN, Lasercorn demonstrates that he does not appreciate being declared guilty
  • Mood Whiplash: In Block of Love Part 6, Kamizilla shows up and everyone begins to freak out. And this was just after they had calmed down from Japan getting nuked.
  • Mythology Gag: The Maricraft mini-series Block of Love makes a few references to the previous Maricraft mini-series ChristmasCraft.
    • In Part 2, Joven becomes reunited with his toast and asks if anyone is craving sugar cookies.
    • In Part 5, Sage's ex-boyfriend is revealed to be the Krampus.
  • Never Split the Party: In Part 7 of ChristmasCraft, Joven invokes this trope for following a lead to the elf resistance. This is because when he followed a Red Herring in Part 6 on his own he fell into a trap and got brainwashed.
  • Not Me This Time: After being a troublemaker for quite some time in Outlaster, Wes is quick to ask Joven what he did when the "Gods" turned the weather rainy in Part 4. But Joven was innocent for once.
    Mari: I think the Gods are upset.
    Wes: What did you do Joven?
    Joven: I didn't do it this time!
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish":
    • Exaggerated in the Block of Love finale. The code that unlocks the door leading to the nuclear self-destruct button turns out to be 12345.
    • Exaggerated again in the Hero House finale where the Big Bad claims that he commited identity theft on Bat-man to buy a mech and that the password was 1234.
  • Polyamory: The Maricraft mini-series Block of Love is resolved by Sage (Mari's character) deciding that all of the contestants win.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: At the end of ChristmasCraft Part 3 the Smosh crew are attacked by Brainwashed Elves who have the aforementioned Red Eyes. The Red Eyes are a symptom of the High Elf's brainwashing. Both Joven and Wes get these Red Eyes in Part 6. Mari ends up lampshading this.
    Mari: Red eyes equals bad!
  • Running Gag: In Block of Love, the character played by Wes is constantly having his name changed by himself, the rest of the Smosh crew, and the Confession Cam. This carries into Hero House where the last word in his superhero name is redacted. Additionally, Wes' superpowers change Once per Episode in Hero House.
  • Saying Too Much: Max Realname (played by Lasercorn) in Block of Love constantly keeps saying vaguely threatening phrases which leads to constant Verbal Backspacing, Last Second Word Swaps, and needing to excuse himself.
    • A specific example happens in the Hero House video ENTERING THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS when Lasercorn accidentally says out loud that he nuked Japan in Block of Love.
  • Say My Name: At the end of THE CONVICTION OF LASERCORN Joven calls after Lasercorn when he sees that Lasercorn has escaped his imprisonment.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Wes' superhero name in Hero House is "The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED]."
  • Spoof Aesop: The ending of Block of Love features one given by Craig.
    Craig (Sohinki): I think the one thing that we can all take away from this whole thing is that... y'know... The Bachelor and the Bachelorette? They're all fucking sluts and anyone who watches this show is stupid.
  • Story Arc: While the Maricraft series has a big focus on the shenanigans of the Smosh cast, the mini-series such as The Twilight Saga, ChristmasCraft, Block of Love and Outlaster gives the players specific settings and objectives that create a Plot for them to follow.
  • Tempting Fate: In Part 4 of Outlaster:
  • This Is Gonna Suck: The reaction of Bat-man (Jovenshire) in the Hero House finale when he realizes that the final vote to decide on Justice Team's official leader belonged to The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED] whom Bat-man had constantly been accusing of being a supervillain. It didn't take a genius at that moment to realize that Bat-man would not become Justice Team's leader.
  • Tranquil Fury: Combined with O.O.C. Is Serious Business. After Mari and the gang burn down Lasercorn's village, he calmly greets them and declares a truce, which terrifies them more than anything else he could have done. Then he leads them into one of the less destroyed houses, where they are greeted by an almost completed Wither...
  • Unishment: The "loser island" in Outlaster is bigger, more plentiful in resourses, and more physically appealing than the islands that the survivors stayed on. The Smosh crew lampshade this in the Outlaster finale.
  • The Unreveal: Throughout the Block of Love mini-series Wes' character has a name that is constantly being changed by the cast members, himself, and the Confession Cam. In the finale, he is finally about to reveal his real name but then the film starts burning before he can say it.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In Hero House, The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED] lampshades that Invisihoe's power to turn invisible does not actually help in a fight. This is especially true because the Invisibility turns out to be temporary.
  • Witch Hunt:
    • Part 3 of Christmascraft featured a temporary one when Flelf (Flitz's character) noticed that Welf (Wes' character) and Melf (Mari's character) remained positive in spite of the cast's growing suspicions of their circumstances. This caused temporary distrust amongst group members. It was completely unfounded. The High Elf was the real antagonist. The only reason Welf and Melf were being suspicious was due to a mix of Brainwashing and Horrible Judge of Character.
    • Hero House has Bat-man accusing The Incredible Mr. [REDACTED] of being the real villain. Bat-man is wrong. The true Big Bad is Max Realhero.
  • Your Son All Along: The Hero House series introduces FireCrotchney and Invisihoe as new arrivals, but it is revealed in SUB ZERO VS. PETER AKIMOTO that FireCrotchney is actually the child of Sailor Sage and Bat-man.

    Smosh Season Games 
  • Epic Fail:
    • Olivia won the Trophy of Epic Fail in the Smosh Summer Games for barely achieving any points in her basketball challenge, and sealing her team's loss when she took far too long to complete one loop of Mario Kart in the brain freeze challenge.
    • During the second Winter Games, Boze guesses Back to the Future when given the description of The Terminator, turning a potential tie into a loss and was given the Gnarly Fail award. Jovenshire was given the LVP award for doing generally poorly (including lasting only 3 seconds in the snowboard challenge after falling just trying to get on) and jokingly wearing the hat he had to carry on a relay, failing to notice it had fallen off immediately and costing his team the game.
    • During the 2016 Summer Games, Wes inexplicibly did a front flip during a belly flop competition and earned almost no points.
    • In GET WET SLINGSHOT CHALLENGE (Smosh Summer Games), Wes breaks or overshoots every water balloon he's launching. In desperation, he grabs multiple balloons to load into his last shot. Every balloon that doesn't break misses completely, resulting in him getting more misses than is actually possible on the scoreboard.
  • Insult to Rocks: Inverted. During the dance battle of the Winter Games, Lasercorn did some wild gestures that was completely out of sync to what he's actually supposed to be dancing. Anthony made fun his moves by waving his hands around, and Ian told him it had too much finesse.
  • Medal of Dishonor: The "Least Valuable Player" and "Greatest Epic Fail" trophies that were distributed at the finale of the Smosh Season games.
  • Picked Last: Jovenshire and Olivia are constantly picked last in the Smosh Season games.
  • Trash Talk: The participants of the "Epic Wrap Battle" spice things up by doing some rap while they're wrapping gifts. Team Blue Ball (Ian's team), particularly Lasercorn and Flitz, seem to spend more time rap-insulting their opponents than actually wrapping gifts. Their team still won, though.

    Smosh Smash 
  • X Must Not Win: In the "8 Man Pokemon Battle" Smosh Smash episode, Lasercorn won the first two rounds by hiding in the corner, and only participating in the fight when there's only one other player left on the field (thus his low kill count). Everyone else called him out for his cowardice (or "cheating"), so for the third (and final) round, the rest of the group targeted him to force him to actually fight. They even cheered for Sohinki, of all people, when the two were the only remaining players.

    Super Mari Fun Time 

    What're Those?! 
  • Epic Fail:
    • In one episode, the contestants must guess how much a Pok√©mon themed NFT of Jeffery Star is worth. They guess hundreds of thousands and millions, so Damien orders them to wipe the slate and retry because it was worth an amount someone in the room might have on them ($127).
    • In the same episode, Damien explains a friend gave him a flash drive with 10,000 Doge Coin, but he backed up the drive incorrectly and lost it (it was worth about $500, so he wasn't too upset about it).
  • Word Salad Title: A segment in What're Those? on guessing the price (which is definitely not a ripoff of The Price Is Right), How Much In The World Money Is It Does It Cost? Now available as a T-shirt!
    Damien: Make your friends think they're having a stroke when they're actually not!

    Why We're Single 
  • April Fools' Day: On an episode of Why We're Single focusing on best Minecraft creations, Sohinki and Jovenshire confess that they have girlfriends and can no longer do the show. It turns out that the girls were their old colleagues from Clevver TV and that they were going to talk about sidescrollers instead.
  • Artifact Title: Joven, Sohinki and Lasercorn hosted "Why We're Single" from 2012 to 2014, but then Lasercorn got married, and Joven found himself a girlfriend, making Sohinki the only truly single member of the show. This was lampshaded in the "Games That Made Us Smarterer" video opening.
    Joven: Welcome to this week's Why We're Single, which is actually a true Why We're Single, because Lasercorn's not here. He's engaged, not single... That bastard left us here alone.
  • Your Mom: The opening of the "Video Games Make The Best Shows" Why We're Single episode has a notable one.
    Lasercorn: Like "All the things are trademarked. This is a... dildo eater or something", and just naming the things funny s[bleep]t.
    Sohinki: [off camera] Joven's mom?
    Jovenshire: [also off camera] WHAT?!