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Web Video / Super Carlin Brothers

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Jonathan (Left) and Ben (Right) Carlin

Hey brother!

SuperCarlinBrothers is a web video series starring Ben and Jay Carlin, where in they mainly discuss topics related to Harry Potter, Pixar, Disney, and Star Wars.

Ben and Jonathan started making videos in 2012 as a project to do together. The two were inspired by the VlogBrothers to hold a one year conversation via video blogs, holding to pretty much the same rules (uploads every weekday, alternating between Ben and Jonathan, punishments for failure to upload, etc). This format in and of itself ran for one year, Monday thru Friday from June 2012 to June 2013. The two continue to upload videos, with Jonathan uploading on Tuesdays and Ben on Thursday, with a spinoff gaming channel also being made in the process. They began to focus more on the Harry Potter, Pixar, Disney, and Star Wars videos when they realized that they both enjoyed making such videos and said videos being a hit. In addition, the brothers have also started some charity work since the completion of the original year long project, namely with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


Super Carlin Brothers contains examples of:

  • Adorkable: Both of the brothers, even more when they're together.
  • Art Evolution: The vlogs have always been great, but seem to get better as the two go along in the project.
  • Catchphrase: "Hey, Brother," the standard greeting for opening a video. "I will see you in another life, brother" for Jonathan.
    • Jonathan, a coffee lover, will sometimes drink coffee in his videos and personal vlogs, and he'll often say something along the lines of "You why this coffee mug is my favorite? Because it's the one that has coffee in it."
      • In January 2018, in a personal blog, Jonathan is taking his newborn son Luke on a walk in a baby carrier, and he says the baby carrier is his favorite because it's the one that has a baby in it.
  • Darker and Edgier: The theme of Ben's vlogs for "Rated R Pixar."
  • A Day in the Limelight: Occasionally, the brothers will have Tyler, their other brother, in the video. In fact, after Ben took a break after the original project, Tyler took over.
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  • Eskimos Aren't Real: It's a Running Gag that J refuses to believe that narwhals exist.
  • Exactly What it Says on the Tin: Rated R Pixar, which is retelling Pixar movies in a dark manner.
    • Also the Grizzly Eagle Shark.
  • Lovable Nerd: The two of them.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: The Grizzly Eagle Shark. As well as the Giraffelant and Pigwhal.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Many videos end with a picture of a pair of socks and the bombastic announcement "These socks are amazing!"
  • Rule of Cool: The only explanation for creating the Grizzly Eagle Shark and the Girraffelent.
  • Rule of Fun: Why the Google Autofill Game (where they essentially ask Google autofill questions in alphabetical order) is played so frequently.
  • Running Gag: Everything Bagels, The Towel Section, Never Open the Door! Also, "These socks are amazing!"
  • The Reveal: Unlike the VlogBrothers, Ben and Jonathan actually work on and film the series in the same location (mostly). This was kept secret for the whole first year of the project.
  • Sibling Team: In the same vein of the VlogBrothers.
  • Spinoff: Super Carlin Gaming, a gaming channel.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bagels for Jonathan.

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