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"I talk over still images and call it cinema"

Solid JJ is a comedy Internet content creator, making short skits based on existing media or real people. His videos usually merely consists of voiceover with subtitles and still images or stock footages as the background. His videos are based on Metal Gear Solid (hence the name), DC (largely via Super Friends) and Marvel comics, The Three Stooges, Pokémon: The Series, Scooby-Doo, Breaking Bad, and many others. The videos are uploaded on his YouTube channel and various social media accounts.

For a list of separate tropes on his Stoogeposting videos, see here.


Solid JJ's works contain examples of:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Reverse Flash in "It Was Me Barry" is still a petty dick, but here he didn't kill Barry's mom (yet). While he tormented the Flash with things like expiring his milk and ruining his credit, he's actually shocked Barry thought he'd do something like kill his mom... only to immediately subvert it and perform the act in question after Barry inadvertently inspired him to do so by explaining how it would've made him a key part of his legacy.
  • The Adjectival Superhero: Lampshaded by Spider-Man at the start of "The One with Deadpool in It", as he wonders why he calls himself "the Ultimate Spider-Man" and says that it feels conceited to do that.
  • All for Nothing: Team Rocket steal Pikachu after jumping Ash, only to have forgotten why exactly they wanted that Pikachu in particular, and if they really just wanted a Pikachu they could have taken one from the hundreds they stole once.
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  • Alliance of Alternates: "Spider-Man: Please Just Go Home" has MCU Spider-Man and Green Goblin summoning alternate versions of themselves from other dimensions, including the Spider-Man from a dimension where he has a gun, the Spider-Man from a dimension where he has a gun and there aren’t any moral implications, the Green Goblin from a dimension where everyone wears a bulletproof vest, the Spider-Man from a dimension where he has a gun and there aren’t any moral implications and also bullets go through vests, the Spider-Man from a dimension where you didn’t read this text, and it just keeps escalating as the Raimi and Webb Spider-Men look on.
  • Alliterative Title: The video starring Sinestro is named "Sincerely Sinister Sinestro".
  • Always Someone Better: In "The Avengers Interview Hulk", the team realize that Hulk can one-up them in pretty much everything: Hulk can throw bigger things than the shield that Captain America threw like a semi-truck, strong enough to be comparable to Thor without needing any hammer, can jump high enough to reach heights that Iron Man can while being more cost-efficient, and at least as smart as self-proclaimed genius Iron Man with his Ph.D. The others decide to find a way to reject him rather than ending up looking like "a couple of chumps" compared to Hulk.
  • Art Shift:
    • Real life footage is used in "Bakugan Was Impossible" to show Dan's attempts at getting Drago onto a Gate Card.
    • Some of the videos are comprised of fully drawn art pieces as opposed to screenshots, like "Breaking Bat" for example.
  • Artifact Title: Despite naming his channel after Solid Snake, Metal Gear parodies only make up a small minority of his videos, with the largest amount spoofing old superhero cartoons.
  • Avenging the Villain: In "Team Rocket has had enough", James goes after Ash after the last time that he, Jessie and Meowth got blasted off resulted in Jessie dying after landing on her head and something happened to Meowth. After cornering Ash and explaining what happened, James guns him down.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In "You Choose Spider-Man", Spider-Man argues that Green Goblin's idea to take over the city is this, since while having control over the city sounds great, there are many aspects of the city that they will have to manage; they need a team to take care of PR alone.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • Near the end of "The Avengers Interview Hulk", Hulk looks like he is going to go berserk after his application is rejected, but he quickly calms down and tells the Avengers that he’ll be suing them for unfair hiring practices.
    • In "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists", after Hawkman sourly gives a speech about how superheroes like them shouldn't be bullying their teammate — referring to himself — the team agrees... and apologizes to Aquaman.
    • In "Culturally Insensitive Captain America", Iron Man talks about a household item that’s become much more common and plays a bigger role than it used to. Cap assumes he’s talking about the television, only for Iron Man to instead say "Women".
    • After Hal's concerns over the Obviously Evil Sinestro are dismissed, one of the Guardians "finally" gets Hal's line-of-thinking. But not that he gets that Sinestro looks evil, rather he thinks Hal is judging Sinestro by his skin color.
    • "The Lantern Spectrum" introduces Grooble the Brown Lantern, a gross-looking, smelly alien, who actually gets really offended by Hal thinking that he's a dumb joke about wielding the power of shit. That's the Magenta Lanterns, silly.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: The titular character in "Scooby-Doo and the Dude with an Axe" is just wearing a sheet on his head and nothing else. Shaggy is actually more scared of him than any other ghost in the show, because the guy carrying a big axe is clearly not out to merely spook people.
    Shaggy: He barely has a costume on! I don't think scaring is his top priority tonight!
  • Black Comedy: Not particularly common, but there are still plenty of videos that indulge in such humor. A good example would be "The Muppets get Modernized", where Fozzie decides he's going to "modernize" his material while Kermit isn't sure on the direction of the new "jokes", wondering how any of them are funny instead of just depressing or insensitive to actual events. Such examples include "I hate my wife and our loveless marriage" (to which Fozzie insists that it's funny because it's relatable, which Kermit concedes), "America? More like 'Terrible Place to Live'" (to which Fozzie claims is commentary and "informative humor"), and most notably "Bring up 9/11" (which Kermit notes isn't even a joke or a punchline, and Fozzie declares it'll "Crash and burn!"). Kermit then plainly states that Fozzie's a horrible person.
  • Blunt "Yes": When the Riddler asks Batman if him being a terrorist justifies him cheating at his riddles, the latter responds "in every conceivable way".
  • Bolivian Army Ending: "Gangster SpongeBob" ends with the police storming in while SpongeBob and Patrick are ready for them with their guns cocked.
  • Born-Again Immortality: Discussed by Hawkman. Immediately after being killed, he comes back to life — and grows up in the usual way over several decades, making it a useless power within the context of a single fight.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "Papa Smurf’s Final Solution", Papa Smurf mentions some of the "undesirable" Smurfs, such as Clumsy Smurf, Clueless Smurf, and Clumsy-Clueless Smurf, "who in hindsight should've brought this to [his] attention much sooner."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: While he spends the first half of the video just with Medium Awareness, in the second half of "The One with Deadpool in it", Deadpool starts talking to Solid jj (angry that he is messing up Deadpool's subtitles) and the audience (acknowledging that they may have found the videos formulaic).
  • Call-Back:
    • In "Gonzo's Grande Finale", Fozzie goes to tell Kermit that "it actually happened this time" after Gonzo kills himself by shooting himself into a wall, referencing the time he told Kermit that Gonzo died as a joke.
    • Fozzie again, in "The Muppets Get Modernized", thinks about turning his entire act into overly edgy political humor, including a line that just says "bring up 9/11". A number of sketches later, in "Fozzie's Last Joke", he finds himself on the bad end of a smear campaign by Statler and Waldorf trying to get him cancelled for calling them old. Eventually, after a hard apology, he finally manages to start his act properly... only to immediately crack a joke about 9/11 and get shot.
    • Near the end of June 2022's "Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom", an utterly dejected Lex Luthor says that he has better things to do than villainy and that he's "gonna cure, like, cancer or something". In January 2023's "Back at the Legion of Doom", when discussing the evil stuff they did the past year, Lex mentions that he decided to NOT cure cancer, which the rest of the Legion finds unimpressive and lazy; Black Manta even suggests that he tried but couldn't, then passed it off as a deliberate act.
      Luthor: Yeah, yeah, whatever, I don't see any of you not curing cancer! ...Well, I guess technically you all are.
    • In "Hawkman Actually Does Something", after Hawkman bludgeoned Lex Luthor to death with his mace, Green Lantern briefly reminds the rest of the Justice League about what he said in "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists" regarding Hawkman's weapon of choice being a medieval weapon.
  • Cassandra Truth: In "Sincerely Sinister Sinestro", Hal tries to tell the Guardians of the Universe that Sinestro might be evil, but the Guardians don't believe him and even suggest he's racist to invalidate his suspicions. It's only when Sinestro announces his plans to commit genocide that they start to believe him, by which point Hal's already left.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: In "Drake and Josh cause the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster", Drake & Josh head to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Russia to search for Drake's tickets to an Eric Clapton concert that were accidentally shipped there. After Drake accidentally causes a nuclear meltdown, he realizes that he should've just bought more tickets as he and Josh drive off.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Team Rocket jump Ash in "Team Rocket Wins?", completely ignoring Pikachu and skipping their theme song while he's alone in the Viridian Forest. It catches him off-guard and he's left for dead.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Mysterio, Master of Illusion", Spider-Man tells Mysterio he would let him go out of respect were it not for a similar incident causing disastrous results in the past.
  • Death by Secret Identity: In "Uncle Ben What Happened" Uncle Ben realizes his nephew actually does have spider-powers as he's bleeding to death on the street. And since this is before Peter really became a hero and that he's indirectly responsible for letting his uncle be killed, Ben isn't proud.
    Uncle Ben: You totally do have spider powers! YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Subverted in "Culturally Insensitive Captain America" where Iron Man assumes because Cap is from the 1940s he'd be shocked by women and black people having more equal rights, only for Cap to have no problem with it and point out that not everyone back then was an asshole.
  • Determinator: Subverted in "Breaking Bat", where the Batfamily (comprised of Nightwing, Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, Red Hood, and an unspecified Robin) keep insisting that Batman is this....when he's actually very much defeated and is begging for them to stop encouraging Bane, who repeatedly snaps Batman's spine over his knee.
  • Disappointed by the Motive:
    • In "You Choose Spider-Man", after discussing what they should do if they team up, Spider-Man comes to the realization that Green Goblin is ultimately just a guy in a goblin costume who wants to kill people, disappointing him considering Goblin's philosophical speech prior.
    • Subverted in "The Beautiful Simplicity of Rhino". Spider-Man asks Rhino what complex or sympathetic motivation that he has, only for Rhino to explain that he just likes to run into walls. Spidey snarks that it sounds destructive, but follows it up by expressing happiness that a villain he met has a refreshingly simple motive.
    • More a case of "Disappointed by the Lack of Motive" in "Fred's Last Mystery". The gang, Fred in particular, are disappointed to find out that the ghost haunting the park is... some schmuck named Paul, haunting the park just because he "likes being a ghoul".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Palpatine orders one of his admirals to blow up a Space Olive Garden after he fails to make a reservation there for him and Vader due to Space COVID restrictions in "Darth Vader Changes his Mind".
  • Discriminate and Switch: Zig-Zagged in "Culturally Insensitive Captain America"; while Captain America isn't nearly as racist or sexist as Iron Man thought, he does still go ballistic upon realizing that the fan who asked him for his autograph has a German surname. It could be PTSD.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Discussed in "Bakugan Was Impossible", with Dan realizing this in relation to Drago.
    Dan: Drago? ...Drago the Dragon?
    Masquerade: ...Well I mean when you say it out loud-
    Dan: I should have just bought fuckin' baseball cards.
  • Driven to Suicide: In "Mario Learns the Truth", Mario finds out that not only Princess Peach has been sleeping with Bowser, but that his brother and all his friends had already knew and assumed that Mario saving Peach is just part of his elaborate fantasy. Mario reacts to the news by pulling a gun at his head, but he has 99 extra lives and just revives instantly.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?:
    • Aquaman in "Classic Aquaman" takes umbrage with how Batman treats him, taking him away from his heroism underseas to unclog a toilet in the Hall of Justice. Aquaman even points out that he's the king of Atlantis — indeed, he's shown as a noble diplomat and warrior in the beginning — and yet gets reduced to such a menial task on land while the rest of the Justice League go on their separate missions. Batman tries to defend himself by pointing out it's because they tend to just leave Aquaman out of the missions that he decided to call him in for this one.
    • "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists" is this for Hawkman, as the Leaguers start to realize there's not a lot of benefit to having him on the roster: he can fly, he swings a mace (which murders people), he very slowly reincarnates after being killed in battle... and that's about it. Batman even points out that while Aquaman's "sucking" is fun and part of his personal brand, Hawkman is just kind of pathetic. After Hawkman pleads for tolerance and respect, they all gain a newfound appreciation for Aquaman instead.
  • Duels Decide Everything: Implied to be the case in "Yu-Gi-Oh Woes", as not only would the police apparently be ready if Yugi tried to duel his way out of arrest, but they also have top-tier meta decks as well, much to Yugi's horror to learn in his plan to live only by dueling.
  • Dying Dream: "Breaking Down" is implied to be Walter White's. It starts with Walt telling Jesse that they need to cook meth, only for Jesse to explain that they already did and Walt can rest now. After feeling a headache, Walt meets characters who are dead in Breaking Bad; Gus and Mike tells Walt to rest, Hank offers him a drink.
  • Emergency Temporal Shift: "Back to the Future in 5 Seconds" uses a similar setup to the one in the movie, except Doc's time machine can only travel 5 seconds backward in time, resulting in Doc and Marty arriving at the exact same time the Libyan terrorist starts shooting at them.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Despite being portrayed as a Politically Incorrect Hero, Batman in "Batman Meets Bizarro" is ashamed by Superman when he believes Bizarro is mentally handicapped and Superman is fighting him for that, even showing sympathy by letting Bizarro be an honorary Robin. Unfortunately Superman was telling the truth about what Bizarro is like.
    • In "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists", Batman makes a witty banter towards Aquaman, asking if he found Nemo. Hawkman then tries to dive in by calling him an "idiot stupid bastard", which no one finds funny. Hawkman then gets defensive when the League thinks he's useless (all he has is his mace, and his Born-Again Immortality reincarnation ability), and retorts that they have Aquaman. Batman reiterates by telling him that making fun of Aquaman is meant to be light-hearted since he doesn't take Batman's jokes seriously, but Hawkman provided no contributions, and thinks it's sad.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Meowth in "Pikachu Is Sick and Twisted" is disgusted learning from Pikachu's Pokémon Speak that he's a Holocaust denier, which is a sentiment the rest of Team Rocket shares when they hear Meowth's translations.
    • Palpatine of all people is flabbergasted in "Darth Vader Changes his Mind" when Vader decides he'd rather just kill Luke than try to turn him, pointing out the two of them are family.
    • Mr. Freeze in "Mr. Freeze Chills Out" is horrified upon learning that Harmless Freezing does not apply and he actually killed Robin and various other people he believed could just be thawed out. He's then disgusted when it turns out Batman lied to toy with his emotions and stall for time to let Robin free himself.
    • The rest of the Evil Justice League from "The Injustice League" is just as horrified by the implications of what Evil Batman and Robin are saying in regards to what it means for the regular Batman.
    • Reverse Flash in "It Was Me, Barry" is willing to do various petty things to Barry, but he is horrified when he hears Barry thought he killed his mother, insisting he wouldn't do such a thing. However, this is then Subverted at the end of the video as Barry seemingly inadvertently gives him the idea to do just that and secure a place in the Flash's legacy, running off and laughing maniacally as Barry gives chase.
  • Evil Is Petty: Reverse Flash in "It Was Me, Barry" is even pettier than in the source material. When going back to torment Flash at the cemetary, when assumed to say that he killed Barry's mother, he instead gloated how he caused Barry's milk to expire, have the bills come in late and moved the sofa. He actually got disturbed at the implication of doing what Barry thought he'd say in spite of the obvious setup. Though this doesn't stop him from running off to do the act by the video's end once Barry ends up inadvertently giving him the idea.
  • Evil Twin: Parodied; the appearance of the Injustice League puts uncomfortable scrutiny on Batman when Evil Batman, his moral opposite, announces that he doesn't believe in racial segregation, and Evil Robin adds that his entirely platonic companion Evil Batman has never locked him in a giant bird cage wearing only his underwear as a punishment.note 
    Batmam: I don't know why they're saying this, if they're trying to get in our heads or what, but it's working! We need to stop this evil Justice League before it's too late!
    Batman: ...All right, so hear me out.
  • Final Solution: It's right there in the title of "Papa Smurf's Final Solution", when Papa Smurf realizes he needs to deal with the population problem of Smurfs, planning to wipe out all the troublesome Smurfs in favor of the "master Smurf race", much to Brainy's horror.
  • Flat "What": A common reaction in many of Solid JJ's videos. One example would be "The Avengers Interview Hulk", where Iron Man only has this to say upon finding out that Hulk has a Ph.D.
  • For the Evulz:
    • Rhino reveals in "The Beautiful Simplicity of Rhino" that he smashes through walls (and people) simply because he likes doing so, rather than having any overly complicated and/or sympathetic motive. Spider-Man actually expresses appreciation for finally meeting a villain without a complex backstory.
    • "Fred's Last Mystery" involves Mystery Inc. capturing a guy named Paul who dressed up as a Bedsheet Ghost and terrorized people at a local park, even going as far as to build his own ghost pyrotechnics. Why was Paul doing any of this at all?
      Paul: I like being a ghoul.
    • In "Everybody Loves Aquaman", Lex Luthor informs the Justice League that he and the rest of the Legion of Doom constructed an underwater base where they plan on killing every fish. When Superman asks why, Lex just simply says "Fuck 'em!" However, it turns out that said plan was just simply to humor Black Manta, who is basically Aquaman's evil counterpart, so this trope might've simply just been an excuse.
  • Genius Bruiser: Hulk in The Avengers Interview Hulk plays up Hulk's intelligence more, not only stating that he can physically come to blows but also has a PhD and is a nuclear physicist in his spare time. When Iron Man manages to prevent him from applying, Hulk flabbergasts the Avengers by stating that he'll see them in court for unfair hiring practices.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: "Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom" features a random scene of Hawkman and the Joker of all people chilling at a combination KFC and Taco Bell.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Polka Dot Man commissioned one in "Batman's Greatest Foes", resulting in a series of ridiculous villains consisting of Calendar Man, the Eraser, Crazy Quilt, Condiment King, Kite Man, Danny DeVito Penguin from Batman Returns, Big Wheel (who isn’t even a DC character, but just wanted to be there), and the Bad Samaritan. Batman was unimpressed with the lot, and Polka Dot Man gave up as a result.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: In "Jimmy's Last Brain Blast", whenever the characters' heads explode, the video immediately cuts to an outside view of the Neutron residence, although the sound of heads exploding can still be heard.
  • Harmless Freezing: Subverted. In "Mr. Freeze Chills Out", Mr. Freeze encases Robin in a block of ice, and Batman starts panicking and begging Freeze to thaw him out, reasoning that people's cells explode when frozen, causing instant death. Mr. Freeze is horrified by the realization, stating that he only wanted to trap people in ice and didn't mean to kill them. Double subverted when it turns out that Batman was just bluffing and distracting Freeze long enough for Robin to thaw out of the ice, and for the duo to start beating Freeze up.
  • Harmless Villain: Mysterio in "Mysterio, Master of Illusion", for all of his boasting, relies largely on incredibly simple magic tricks, and then just makes animal puppets with his hands and fails to do the "Live long and prosper" handsign. Despite this, Mysterio somehow managed to have made off with a "couple million" dollars by robbing multiple banks, with Spider-Man almost being impressed enough to let him go (before remembering what happened when he did that with Rhino).
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Deconstructed in "Just a Burning Pokémon". Just like in the games, Professor Oak asks Ash and his rival Gary their gender and names, which Ash and Gary react to in confusion. Him forgetting his grandson Gary's name in particular is Played for Drama, with Gary being in disbelief over his grandfather possibly going senile, and lamenting that they're "supposed to have so many years left". And then it loops back to comedy with Ash taking advantage of the situation and deciding to tell Oak that Gary's name is actually "Dickfuck".
  • Hope Spot: In "Breaking Bat", at one point Bane smashing Batman's back over his knee realigns his spine in what Batman calls a "medical miracle". He then is inadvertently taunted into breaking it again by Nightwing merely seconds later.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Gus Fring still dies in an explosion in "Cooking Bad" despite Walter and Jesse deciding not to sell drugs. Jesse even says that it was like a "predetermined event in the natural flow of time".
  • Insufferable Genius:
    • In Batman DESTROYS the Justice League with FACTS and LOGIC, Batman made his case against the rest of the Justice League about why he should lead the Justice League by smugly pointing out his coworkers' weaknesses.
    • In The Avengers Interview Hulk, Iron Man was acting condescending when Hulk tries to apply to the Avengers, but then started to lose his cool when Hulk mentions that he has a PhD and is a nuclear physicist in his spare time.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible:
    • The titular character in "Pikachu is Sick and Twisted", who during a battle against Team Rocket's Meowth, apparently starts reciting horrific Holocaust denial arguments and even Mein Kampf in Pokémon Speak, if Meowth's responses were any indication.
      Ash: W-What's wrong?
      Meowth: Well, he— he's saying that—
      Pikachu: Pika!
      Meowth: No, there's undeniable proof that the Holocaust happened!
    • Aquaman zig-zags between this and The Unintelligible; While on land, Aquaman sounds like he's constantly gargling on water, and it's only because of the subtitles that the viewers can understand him. Whether the other members of the Justice League can properly make out what he says vary by video; Batman admits in "Classic Aquaman" that he's mostly been guessing what Aquaman was saying during their conversation, but other times, like in "Everybody Loves Aquaman", the characters seem to understand him just fine.
  • Interactive Narrator: At the end of "Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom", Lex Luthor realizes the existence of the narrator and that he is the one who has been leaking his plans to the Justice Leage. Then the Legion of Doom proceeds to beat the narrator up.
  • Just Eat Gilligan:
    • Deconstructed in "Scooby-Doo Has Had Enough". Scooby bypasses the whole mystery by just shooting the Malevolent Masked Man on the spot. The guy dies, and Shaggy is horrified to the point he suggests Scooby will be put down as a result.
    • In "Team Rocket Wins?", Team Rocket decide to ignore Pikachu and just jump Ash while he was alone talking with Pikachu.
    James: I'm more in disbelief that it's taken us this long to realize "hey, let's just jump the kid!" I mean, it's Criminal 101 and we've never done it before!
  • Just Testing You: At the end of "Doctor Strange Multiverse of Stooges", Moe claims that he is just testing Larry and already figures out what's the deal with Doctor Strange and Wong before Larry does, even though he outright says "not a clue" when Curly asks him before.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Back at the Legion Of Doom", Lex Luthor is asking the group members what evil things they've gotten up to. Joker casually (and happily) informs the group that he kicked a puppy. Lex isn't sure whether to be disgusted or to because they're supposed to be evil. The dog wasn't even barking or in his way, so Joker walked outside, deliberately found a puppy, and punted it.
  • Kirk Summation: After conversing with Green Goblin about their plan if they work together and finding out Goblin's original motive, Spider-Man comes to a realization and sums up Green Goblin's entire thing.
    Spider-Man: Why exactly are you even doing this? I mean you've said you killed the people you wanted to, you— you don't need money. Are you seriously just a guy dressed up as a goblin fucking killing people? [...] I mean you came out the gate with all this philosophical bullshit about good and evil and choosing a side. You just wanna fucking kill people.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In "Bluto has had enough of Popeye's shenanigans", as soon as Popeye gets his spinach out Bluto surrenders and decides he's outta there. Because every time the spinach comes out, he's gotten beaten; the last time he even needed therapy.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Batman was all too proud to point that out to Superman.
    Superman: Here we go again with the Kryptonite. Bruce, it's a very rare stone.
    Batman: Rare my ass! Everyone has one, Clark! A purse snatcher I stopped the other day had like three of them.
    Superman: Well I admit it's become a bit of a problem.
    Batman: It used to be just the green one, but now there's all these other ones. There's the red one, the black one, [smiles smugly] the pink one.
    Superman: invokedWe don't talk about the pink one.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: In "Fred's Last Mystery", when complaining about how his main role in the gang (proudly unmasking the villain) is ruined by Paul, Fred points out how the others still have their own schtick: Shaggy and Scooby being funny, Velma being smart, and Daphne being... there.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: "The Three Stooges break the 4th wall" stops itself short from actually mentioning that they are in a video, but they points out that they are stuck in the same poses and Moe's slap sounds wrong, they don't have enough budget to make something bigger, and that the joke needs to be stretched into one-minute.
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child!: Darth Vader tells Palpatine that he believes Luke is responsible for Padme’s death, finding Death by Childbirth to be more probable than "losing the will to live".
  • Meaningful Echo: SpongeBob spouts his catchphrase "I'm ready!" as he and Patrick prepare to trade fire with the police. Later in "Gangster SpongeBob 2: A New Day", when Patrick decides to make things right with the citizen, but Squidward asks him if he is ready for the risk of coming into conflict again. Patrick ponders a bit, SpongeBob's words echoes in his mind, and says that, yes, "[he's] ready."
  • Medium Awareness: Deadpool naturally does this when he appears in "The One with Deadpool in it", telling Spider-Man that they are fictional and exist in a video with various formulas and he can tell when the art style is going to change.
  • Medium Blending: "Mysterio, Master of Illusion" blends in live-action footage of Mysterio's cheap tricks with the usual drawn still image.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Played with in "Sincerely Sinister Sinestro", where Hal's insistence that Sinestro has the look of an evil guy is interpreted by the Guardians as him assuming purple-skinned people are evil. However, they also correctly point out that Hal has a racist nickname for his Asian friend.
  • Motive Decay: In "You Choose Spider-Man", Green Goblin admits that he already killed everybody whom he sets out to kill (as depicted in the first Spider Man film) and now is just winging it. Spider-Man eventually realize that his motive now is simply to kill for the sake of it, no matter how Goblin try to deny it.
  • Moral Myopia: Riddler complains at Batman in "Riddle Me This, Batman" for cheating to solve his riddles, only for Batman to shoot back by pointing out he's a terrorist and doesn't have room to whine about cheating.
  • Motor Mouth: Inverted. Compared to his heroic counterpart, Evil Flash talks very slowly, taking about a minute to say "I am the slowest man alive".
  • Mundane Solution: Batman solves Riddler's riddles in "Riddle Me This, Batman" by looking up the answers on his phone, much to Riddler's annoyance.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Team Rocket get hit with guilt about killing Ash when they realize that they didn't remember why they wanted to steal his Pikachu in particular and could have just taken one of hundreds of Pikachu they stole one time and give it to Giovanni.
  • Never Heard That One Before: When Larry mistakenly thinks Strange has a strange name based on him saying "My name is Strange" in "Doctor Strange Multiverse of Stooges", Strange responds by saying that the gag has been done to death.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • "Batman Meets Bizarro" involves Batman trying to talk to Bizarro, calling Superman out for what he perceives as bullying. Even when Supes tried reasoning that Bizarro means the exact opposite of what he says it fell on deaf ears, so he just left the two. Batman then offered a role as honorary Robin to Bizarro, to predictably disastrous results for Metropolis.
    • "Doctor Doom's Intervention" has Reed Richards managing to talk some sense into Doctor Doom and them walking off into sunset, which normally would be a good thing except they completely forgot about the bombs that Doom planted earlier and the bombs end up killing thousands of civilians.
    • "The Beautiful Simplicity of Rhino" has Spider-Man deciding to let Rhino go on his wall-destroying rampage, because of how refreshingly simple Rhino's motive is, only realizing too late that people will also get hurt during Rhino's rampage.
  • NOT!: This exchange from "Mr. Freeze Chills Out":
    Mr. Freeze: Ah, if it isn't the dynamic duo. How cool it is to see you here.
    Batman: Enough of these-
    Mr. Freeze: NOT!
    Batman: (Beat) ...Enough of these games, Freeze!
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Barney Rubble in "The Flintstones Destroy the World". He describes all of the horrible applications fire has and how detrimental it will be for mankind in the future. Then, he laughs it off. Fred isn't amused.
  • Not Quite Flight: Discussed in "The Avengers Interview Hulk". When Iron Man tells Hulk that one of his special ability is flight, Thor interrupts to say that he also can fly, but Iron Man disputes whether the "swinging the hammer thing" count as flying.
  • Obviously Evil: Hal informs the Guardians of the Universe of his suspicions that his fellow Green Lantern Sinestro may be evil, specifically noting his name sounding like "sinister" and his evil-looking mustache.
  • Obviously Not Fine: Despite screaming in agony as he burns alive in "The Not-So-Fantastic Four", Johnny insists he is fine to the others up until he swallows a melted piece of his nose.
  • Overly-Long Gag: The entire joke of "Trunks Enters The Fight"; Trunks is about to use Burning Attack to finish off Frieza, but the hand motions required for the technique to work take forever for Trunks to complete (to the point of Trunks botching it the first time because he forgot one of the hand motions), with everyone else just waiting for the attack to even happen (even Frieza and King Cold, the former just wanting to die and the latter because he's interested in seeing where it goes). Trunks ends up deciding to use the attack on King Cold, to the aggravation of the Z-Fighters and to Cell's amusement.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Scooby-Doo delivers one in "Scooby Doo has had enough" when he decides to pull out a gun to fight the monster chasing them.
    Shaggy: Scoob, I know it's like, mildly scary, but in all likelihood that's just some dude in a costume!
    Scooby: Re it man or remon, ret Rod decide!
  • Poke the Poodle: Reverse Flash in "It Was Me, Barry" caused Barry's milk to expire, had his bills come in late, and moved his sofa, in contrast to how Barry thought he was going to confess to killing his mother (he didn't).
  • Politically Incorrect Hero:
    • Batman had his moments, like when he was dissing the rest of the Justice League and they pointed out that Wonder Woman had no flaws, he retorted that she's a woman. Then in a later episode, when the Justice League met the Evil Justice League, their "complete opposite" counterparts from the Evil Dimension, Evil Batman proclaims that his partnership with Evil Robin is purely professional and non-romantic, that supporting racial segregation is a terrible ideology, and that the Earth is, in fact, a sphere, and not flat. Batman denied the first two charges, which could make this a subversion, but then he's implied to actually believe the Earth is flat.
    • Subverted with Captain America, who in "Culturally Insensitive Captain America" was being drilled by Iron Man over all the societal changes since he had been unfrozen. Cap was clearly perturbed at the implication that he was sexist and racist, stating that he stands for the ideals of America first and foremost. And then he was asked to sign an autograph by a fan named Max Schneider, which led to a furious beatdown of the latter since Cap didn't shake off his WWII mentality.
      • Played straight however with Iron Man in the same episode, who complains about all the rights women have these days while catching Cap up to speed, something the latter takes note of after clearing up that he's not sexist or racist.
        Captain America: Are you disappointed?
        Iron Man: What? No-
        Captain America: Were you hoping I was racist?
        Iron Man: Why would I hope that?
        Captain America: I mean that whole bit about women kinda came from the heart.
    • In "Sincerely Sinister Sinestro", when one of the Guardians accuses Hal that the reason he thinks Sinestro is evil is because of his purple skin, he responds with "that's not entirely true". One of the Guardians also points out that his nickname for Thomas Kalmaku, an Inuit, was "Pieface".
  • Pragmatic Hero: Batman used manipulative methods in order to make the Riddler and Mr. Freeze upset. In the case of the latter, he feigns horror to give Robin time to thaw. In his first appearance with the Riddler, Batman just looks up the answers on his cell phone. The second time, especially with the mafia goons just shooting Batman and causing the Riddler to lose his cool, Batman bluffed his injuries in order to make the Riddler give out an easier riddle.
  • Psychoactive Powers: "The Lantern Spectrum", on top of the "real" Green Lantern mythos power sources such as willpower, love and rage, introduces the Light Blue Lanterns (wielding the light of mild discomfort), the Brown Lanterns (fueled by indecision), and the Lighter Blue Lanterns (powered by thinking about killing yourself). Subverted by the Magenta Lanterns, though. They're somehow powered by feces.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: "Gotham's Day Off" shows what the bad guys like to do on their days off. Joker cleans up litter around Gotham Park, Bane works as Riddler's personal trainer, and Mr. Freeze gets ice cream.
  • Rage Quit: Dan ends up attempting this in a match with Masquerade in "Bakugan Was Impossible", due to being completely unable to roll Drago onto the Gate Card. However, he's unable to due to the game requiring either him or Masquerade to win. And the time he does successfully get Drago onto the Gate Card (accidentally no less), he finds out he has to flip said card over, outright telling Masquerade he can just have Drago at that point.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Pokémon's extreme usage of this trope is parodied in the video "The Curse of the Pokémon Master", where Ash Ketchum laments over how he was lied to about there only being 150 Pokémon and he can't realistically catch 'em all due to the fact that there's over 1000 and counting.
    Ash: And again, this is not being presented as new information, this has been known! And you're telling me now that God is a fucking Pokémon?! Like, every religion is wrong? We- we celebrated Christmas! Who the fuck is Jesus?! Are you saying this whole time Jesus has just been completely non-canon?
  • Running Gag: Wonder Woman's The Voiceless role will always have something involving "X in lack of voice actress".
  • Schmuck Bait: The description for "Superman vs. the Economy" goads the viewer to google "superman inflation", definitely knowing that the search results are something gross.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Played for Laughs in "Yu-Gi-Oh Woes", as Kaiba discusses with Yugi the implications of the latter's future considering he's not going to school nor does he have any plans for a career outside of playing card games and winning tournament money, which wouldn't exactly work out in the longrun. Yugi, after a sorrowful realization, claims he's going to get his life in order after this duel, and has Kaiba agree to draw with him for the King of Games' last duel for the time being... Only to immediately blast Kaiba down and win the game, much to Kaiba's disgust.
    Yugi: Today, I learned... I'd rather die a broke bitch than lose to you, Kaiba!
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: In "TMNT: Mikey Dies," after learning that the Foot Clan swapped out their easily-dodgable lasers for actual live ammunition and that Mikey got shot down while trying to rush them, Splinter decides that it'd be better for the heroes to cut their losses and leave for New Jersey.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: "Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Dead Guy" has Shaggy and Scooby making and eating sandwiches using the stuff from the suspect's fridge. The detective who called in the gang mentions that their suspect was a cannibal; Shaggy can only react wide-eyed in silence at the implication.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • "The One with Deadpool in it" is basically two-minutes of Solid jj using Deadpool to make fun of his own video formulas.
    • The description of "Batman and Robin's Falling Out" calls the main joke of the video, that Batman deliberately humiliates and puts Robin in danger, an old joke that are just formatted with impact font.
  • Sequel Episode: Several videos after "Gangster SpongeBob" was released in March 2021, "Gangster SpongeBob 2: A New Day" was released in May and shows what happens five years after the Bolivian Army Ending of the previous video.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Fozzie spends nearly the entirety of “Fozzie’s Last Joke” getting descended upon by the entire world for making a comment on Statler and Waldorf’s age. When he eventually apologizes and gets forgiven, he finally gets to start his act... but gets shot immediately for trying to joke about 9/11.
  • Shot in the Ass: Uncle Ben was shot there rather than his chest like the original film. He complains about the blood coming out of it and the bullet in his gut.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The beginning of "Doctor Strange Multiverse of Stooges" has Strange and Wong having exited a universe that, according to Strange, has Tony Stark wearing blackface.
    • The title "Just a Burning Pokémon" is one to the song "It's just a burning memory" by The Caretaker, alluding to Professor Oak going senile as depicted in the short.
    • One of the aquatic life asking for Aquaman's help in "Classic Aquaman" is a clownfish whose son is kidnapped by humans. Aquaman immidiately gets the Finding Nemo reference and tells the fish to go to Australia and get some help from a brain-damaged fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres like Marlin did.
    • In "Batman's Contingency Plan", everybody realize that Batman's plans to handle The Flash, in case he should fall under a villain's Mind Control or turn evil, are just his version of Wile E. Coyote's plans to catch the Road Runner, no matter how much he tries to deny it.
    • From "The One with Deadpool in it": after he is stopped by the subtitles when trying to say that Solid jj's jokes sucks, Deadpool starts ranting to Solid jj and most of the rant are quoting Jimmy McGill's rant from Better Call Saul episode "JMM".
    • In "Sincerely Sinister Sinestro", one of the Guardians' argument for Sinestro not being evil is that he wears green like a hero such as Luigi.
  • Signed Up for the Dental: In "The Avengers Interview Hulk", when Iron Man wonders why would Hulk even join the Avengers when he already lays out why he is better than the team combined, Thor speculates that Hulk's reason is to get the Avengers' dental insurance.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • After Jimmy Neutron's literal Brain Blast in "Jimmy's Last Brain Blast", Hugh is more concerned about Jimmy's blood getting all over his ducks than his son's head having just exploded.
    • In "Uncle Ben what happened", Peter is more concerned about thinking about his uncle bleeding out from his butt rather than the conversation about responsibility they had earlier, saying that it wouldn't be a good motivation.
      Uncle Ben: Oh sorry, Peter! I'm sorry my being shot with a gun is an inconvenience to you.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists", Hawkman attempts to claim he's a big-shot hero with a huge fanbase, with his main citation being a Facebook page (heavily implied to be set up by him) with "over fifty followers, or something."
  • Smarter Than You Look: "The Avengers Interview Hulk" has Hulk speaking in Hulk Speak like usual, but then Hulk reveals that he has PhD from being nuclear physicist in his spare time and even decides to sue for unfair hiring practice when rejected instead of getting angry.
  • Space "X": Apparently there is a Space Olive Garden in the Star Wars universe, and Palpatine tries to place a reservation there for him and Vader, only to fail because of Space COVID restrictions.
  • Spoof Aesop: Both Walt and the description of "Cooking Bad" concludes that the moral of the video is that dealing drugs is better than cooking cupcakes, based solely on Gus spontaneously exploding in the timeline where Walt doesn't cook meth.
  • Stranger Behind the Mask: The guy unmasked by the Mystery Gang in "Fred's Last Mystery" turns out to be some random guy named Paul that the gang haven't metnote  and has no motive for doing so outside of liking being a ghoul, frustrating them since that means their attempt to deduce who is behind the mask amount to nothing.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Brought up in "When Superman Met Batman", with the latter investigating a crime scene when the former dropped in and upstaged him with superhuman powers. Batman was clearly annoyed by all this, so he calmly called Robin to purchase the Daily Planet, and made Superman work for him.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • "Team Rocket has had enough" has James appear before Ash only by himself. When Ash asks where Jessie is, James explained that after their previous fight, they were sent blasting off as always, but Jessie unfortunately landed on her head and died after falling from such a great height.
    • "TMNT: Mikey Dies" has Mikey charge headlong at Shredder's headquarters with his nunchucks...only said headquarters has recently replaced its slow, easy-to-dodge lasers with actual live ammunition. He's promptly gunned down two seconds later.
    • In "Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Dead Guy", the Scooby Doo crew attempts to assist the police with an investigation, only to realize they're investigating a triple homicide instead of a "Scooby-Doo" Hoax. The gang doesn't impress the police with their civilian-level equipment and procedures and are asked to leave. Also one for the police, as getting investigators from the Yellow Pages to do their work went just about as well for them as one might expect.
    • "Team Rocket Wins" has Jessie and James using Arbok and Weezing to attack Ash, which results in him dying.
      Meowth: Guys, you attacked him with a giant poisonous cobra and a living cancer cell, I-I'm pretty sure he's gone.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Daphne seldom ever spoke in the Scooby Doo episodes, but when she did it is one line by a computer-generated voice, and a different one every time.
  • Take That!: The description of "The Injustice League" says Evil Flash is played by (not "voiced by") Ezra Miller, who was involved in multiple cases of disorderly conduct and child molestation cases.
  • Taking You with Me: In "Yogi's Crypto Scam", Yogi would rather destroy himself, Ranger Smith, and his crypto plot if it means not having to funnel the money back to the parks department.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: In "Spider-Man's Greatest Foe", Spidey ends up defeating Chameleon before actually fighting. Spidey asks about the details of Chameleon's "power" and points out how mundane it is to the point Chameleon feels pathetic about himself and willingly turns himself in.
  • Technology Marches On: Played straight in-universe at the Back to the Future video. The Doctor is frustated at the fact that Mart isn't impressed at the time machine, despite the machine working at all.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman:
    • Parodied in "Classic Aquaman", where the Justice League sounded the alarm to enlist his help... unclogging the toilet. He was not at all pleased. The opening of the episode also showcases Aquaman's life under the water and, in contrast to his demeaning surface life, he is treated as a beloved hero and king of it's people.
    • In "Everybody Loves Aquaman", the Justice League were about to embark on a mission in Flint, Michigan, where they felt that the pollution in the water would not be suited for Aquaman, when all the sudden Lex Luthor announced that the Legion of Doom is building a new underwater base and planning to kill all fish. Aquaman was excited hearing that it's a mission that he can do, but as it turns out Lex Luthor is only really doing the plan to humor Black Manta, which is the villainous version of this trope. Lex thought it was stupid and ultimately decided to back out.
  • Title Drop: Agressively lampshaded in "Classic Aquaman", where Batman saying the title at the end of the video is followed by the subtitles saying "He said the title" while triumphant music is played.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Marvin the Martian wants to conquer the Earth in "Bugs Bunny Saves the Planet". All it takes is five minutes of Bugs explaining that Humans Are Bastards for Marvin to backtrack.
  • Troll: Red Hood/Jason Todd in "Breaking Bat". As opposed to Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin, who insist Bruce can handle Bane (when he obviously can't) due to being taught not to give up, he goes along with them and taunts Bane into snapping Bruce's spine because he thinks his pain is funny. The video ends on him telling Bane that Bruce called him a pussy and Bane repeatedly smashing Batman's back with his knee in response.
  • [Trope Name]: Deadpool enters "The One with Deadpool in it" by saying "catchphrase for the thumbnail!" And that is what's written in the thumbnail of the video.
  • Uncertain Doom: The sequel to "Gangster SpongeBob" reveals that Patrick is arrested after the shootout, but SpongeBob is absent from the rest of the video and what happened to him is not mentioned.
  • Victory Is Boring: "Fred's Last Mystery" ends up becoming this, as all of Velma's research being useless because the ghost is just "some rando" causes the gang to feel cheated. Even when the Officer tries to stress that who it is isn't all that important, Fred gets mad at him and ultimately gets fed up with the whole scenario as figuring out it's "Paul" doesn't make him feel accomplished.
  • Villains Out Shopping: "Gotham's Day Off" has the Joker cleaning the park, Bane being the Riddler's personal trainer and Mr. Freeze buying some ice cream. Batman was annoyed that the rogue's gallery were all taking their breaks at the same time, assuming that crime doesn't take a day off.
  • The Voiceless: The female characters in some of the skits are these, mostly due to Solid JJ not having a voice actress to voice them. Usually subtitled with "[X] in lack of voice actress".
    • Subverted in "The Injustice League" as when the enemies are listing off their opposites from the heroes, Evil Wonder Woman's thing is being fully voice acted by a woman, much to the original Wonder Woman's silent shock.
    • Subverted in "Team Rocket Wins" in which Jessie talks.
  • Wall of Text: Played for Laughs in "Jesse, have you solved the Five Nights at Freddy’s lore", where Five Nights at Freddy's lore is depicted as so convoluted that the subtitle for Jesse's explanation of the lore becomes this yet it still needs at least five such wall of text.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Discussed in "Batman DESTROYS the Justice League with FACTS and LOGIC" that besides being the main financial backer, he should be the leader because the other superheroes have exploitable weaknessesnote . The other heroes defend this by pointing out there are situations where they're needed (which Batman doesn't deny), and point out Wonder Woman doesn't have any clear weakness...only for Batman to get himself kicked out by pointing out "she's a woman"
  • We Can Rule Together: "You Choose Spider-Man" starts with the exact same "join me, Spider-Man" speech from the first Spider Man film, except Spider-Man agrees to join him here. Spidey draws the line at actually ruling the city, though, because city-management is too hard for just the two of them. And after discussing further ideas, Spider-Man is disappointed to realize that Green Goblin has no actual motive behind his speech.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: "The Justice League Remembers Hawkman Exists" has the League realize that Hawkman's only apparent "powers" are a wing pack (when nearly every member of the League can fly) and owning a mace (which isn't strong enough to hurt anything dangerous, and his use of it implies he inflicts potentially lethal injuries on nonpowered criminals). To defend himself, Hawkman cites his ability to reincarnate, which at first they think is useful as a form of immortality... but then he explains that he has to actually be reborn first and grow up normally over the course of decades. When Batman starts questioning Hawkman's purpose, Hawkman attempts to counter by saying that Batman doesn't have powers at all, but Batman retorts that he has lots of money to bankroll the League and afford gadgets (Hawkman is fairly well-off himself, but he's not interested in using his money for that purpose). Ultimately, the only defense Hawkman can bring up for staying in the League is that it would anger his fanbase.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In "Mr. Freeze Chills Out" Mr. Freeze is horrified and enraged that Batman tricked him into thinking he killed a child (Robin).
    • Dr. Jenson, the villain in "Scooby-Doo Uncensored" goes on an angry tirade at Mystery Inc. for not only ruining all his hard work, but seriously injuring him just for trying to scare money out of rich folk.
    • "In Kaiba gets Shadow Realm’d", Kaiba is horrified when Yugi states how untraceable his death would be if he attacked him with a monster and knocked him off the ledge.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: "Fred's Last Mystery" ends with texts explaining what happens to each member of Mystery Gang after Fred breaks up the group:
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Discussed in "Vegeta's Big Wish"; Vegeta actually gets his wish for immortality, only for Gohan to point out he didn't think of the implications-not only would he not get Zenkai boosts since an immortal can't be put in near-death situations, but he might be put in a situation where he'd want to die like not being able to regenerate. Everyone including Frieza (who wanted to be immortal but thought about it and decided he wanted to be taller instead) thought about this, so Vegeta has his wish undone...only to be blasted by Frieza.
  • Who's on First?: "Doctor Strange Multiverse of Stooges" first has Doctor Strange telling the Stooges that "[his] name is Strange", leading to Curly wondering what's so strange about it. Strange quickly clears things up in the next line, only to fell into Sustained Misunderstanding when telling them Wong's name.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?:
    • In "You Choose Spider-Man", after Green Goblin explains that he already bombed his targets into skeletons, Spider-Man wonders why Goblin didn't use that against him, especially since Goblin uses knockout gas against him. Green Goblin's excuse is that he wanted to talk to Spidey, and points out Spidey should be the last one to talk about why didn't he killed Spidey.
    • In "Batman Gets Riddled", the Riddler was giving Batman one of his riddles when one of the former's Italian mafia mooks decided to just shoot the latter. The Riddler of course was very upset and concerned for Batman's wellbeing that he offered to just give the code. The insistent Batman just kept asking for a riddle, causing him to ask a simple "What's black and white and read all over" riddle. Turns out Batman was bluffing his injuries, but then he got shot a third time which really injured him.
  • You Meddling Kids: Played for Drama in "Scooby-Doo Uncensored". The villain notes how hard he worked to make sure his plan went off without a hitch, and how utterly ridiculous it is that a bunch of teenagers could show up on the spot and ruin months of planning.
  • Younger than They Look: Peter Parker, at least when he's portrayed by Tobey Maguire. Uncle Ben says that he keeps forgetting Peter is a teenager in high school when he looks like he's in his thirties.
  • Your Head Asplode: In "Jimmy's Last Brain Blast", Jimmy tries to do his signature Brain Blast, only for his brain to literally blast and splatter all over, traumatizing Sheen and Carl. The same happens later to Hugh, and then is implied to happen to Carl (or both Carl and Sheen) as well at the end.