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With Hugo...and Jake...

"Hello, everyone. I'm Hugo."
"I'm Jake."
"And this is The Bible Reloaded/Quran Reloaded/Unpopular Culture/Hugo and Jake."
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The Bible Reloaded is an internet series launched in 2012 by Hugo and Jake. Hugo was raised Christian by his parents, but became an atheist after finishing high school, and Jake's never been religious, so they decided to start an internet series where they, as atheists, read and discuss the Bible and its stories, mostly in humorous ways. They also started doing Chick Tract readings when one of them found one in a truckstop bathroom stall and found it so bad that they found they could get some comedic mileage reading them and making fun of the values dissonance Jack Chick has on display in them from being an evangelical Christian writing them. They also have Ask Hugo and Jake Reads, segments similar to Jacksfilms' Jackask, where they comb their comment sections for comments to react to, mainly questions in Ask Hugo's case. They also do movie reviews where they react to Christian films, be them bad, or so bad, they're good.

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They rebranded the main channel as "Hugo and Jake" in late 2017, due to YouTube's demonetization policies towards their name; the "bible" being a religious word, and "reloaded" is associated with guns, as well as to let them do more than religious content on their main channel.

They've since started two more channels; The Quran Reloaded, where they do the same thing as The Bible Reloaded, only for Muslim-related content, and Unpopular Culture, where they talk about pop culture and do let's plays.

They have 3 channels on YouTube:The Bible Reloaded, The Quran Reloaded, and Unpopular Culture, a channel on Dailymotion, a channel on Vidme, and a forthcoming website.

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  • Actually Pretty Funny: They will point out when jokes or other things actually work to the benefit of the product in their reviews, though they're few and far between.
    • They'll also make jokes that are pretty hilarious, especially when you don't take the more bad ones entirely seriously.
  • Adam Westing: They've both stated they'd be willing to portray evil versions of themselves in a Christian movie should Pureflix want to cast them.
  • Adorkable: Hugo when someone gifts him Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers toys in their livestream unboxing videos.
  • Anachronism Stew: Done in Chick Tract videos that were written before certain years and certain technologies came about for comedic effect.
  • An Aesop: Mostly when they point out the fallacies in the Christian things they look at, and explain why Christians aren't always correct in what they say.
  • And Starring: Their various guest stars. So far they've had Darkmatter 2525 twice, Steve Shives twice, Aron Ra, TJ Kirk/The Amazing Atheist (they've also done a tract and a reaction to a Muslim video for guest videos on his channel) three times, Creationist Cat twice, Armoured Skeptic thrice, Mr. Repzion, Matt Dillahunty, Logicked thrice, Sargon of Akkad, The Needle Drop's host Anthony, Chris Ray Gun, Seth Andrews, Chris Ray Gun, The Rpg Minx, Bunty King, and Chris Ray Gun for Chick Tract readings, and some of them for their 2016 December charity livestream.
    • They've also mentioned apparently having John Scarce, of the Scarce drama channel, and Milo Yiannopoulos on the channel at points. Whether or not Milo's still booked is a question, as well as Scarce, but we'll see if they get them on eventually.
  • Black Comedy: And how.
  • The Cameo: Brad Jones in the I'm Not Afraid review.
  • Canon Welding: In their "Logicked is NOT a Racist - Chick Tract" video, they bring in God's assistant, Gabriel (showed by a picture of Michael Cera) and portray God as closer to how they do from their "Biblical Conversations That Must Have Happened" series of videos. It might be a bit of Continuity Lockout for those who haven't seen those videos, but it's a nice nod to it for those that have.
    • This is also used to establish part of the lineage of Harold Penisman in Chick Tracts.
  • Cold Open: They will often have these at the beginnings of their videos.
  • Corpsing: They're both prone to fits of uninterrupted laughter when they hear something they find incredibly funny during the recordings of their videos.
  • Crossover:
    • A lot of their Chick Tract reading videos are these with other atheist YouTubers. They've also appeared on a few of their atheist YouTube friends' channels in guest videos, such as The Amazing Atheist and the Drunken Podcast.
    • Brad Jones appears at the tail end of the first part of their I'm Not Afraid review, only to get stood up by Hugo and Jake, who were done with that part. They've also discussed wanting to do a full blown crossover with him either as himself or his Cinema Snob character eventually.
  • Continuity Nod: Logicked has managed at least one of these in every Tract reading to the ones he's done already with them after the first one so far.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: On display in most of the things they look at.
  • Double Standard: Discussed at points, but the conversation with Aron Ra they had where he discusses how some hardcore Christians will cite you as wrong on all accounts if you admit you don't know something for sure that you're arguing about if you're arguing with them about their various beliefs, even though they don't have a logical answer either and will discount everything else you just pointed out and were right about just because you don't believe in what they do when it comes to what happens when you die and how the universe works on a fundamental level is a good example.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: With the quality of their mic, the humor, and other things in their first several videos. It's what's led to their creator backlash towards them.
  • Everyone Has Standards: After one of their videos on something Ray Comfort made was hit with a false DMCA, Comfort himself sent them a gift basket along with a note assuring them that he had nothing to do with it and that he supports them in getting the video back up.
  • Eye Scream: Their reading of the "Cleo" track includes a riff about a dog getting stabbed in the eyeball ala a Fulci movie. And then, just to make sure viewers get the joke, a helpful clip for reference.
  • The Faceless: For the first 4 years of the show's history, they didn't use cameras to record their faces, only mics for their voices. They didn't have anything to hide, they just didn't buy cameras for recording until late 2016.
  • Giant Spider: Hugo details an erotic dream he had that involved one. It was apparently "very pleasurable," but he was screaming the entire time.
  • Irony: Ray Comfort is this incarnate. It's shown off most in his film, Exit, where he doesn't understand what depression is, nor is he interested to learn. He's not interested in actual facts in any of his films, since he's an evangelical Christian just trying to sell bad narratives and product DVDs to believers and churches to make money.
  • Metaphorgotten:
    • A pretty funny one by Logicked, in character, during one of the Chick Tract readings.
      "That makes no sense. That's like saying if you drive a race car, then you're not a racist!"
  • No True Scotsman: Discussed a few times; For example, in their review of the film Christian Mingle they point out how the protagonist fits all the strict requirements for being a Christian, but the movie treats her as not being a true Christian.
  • Non-Indicative Name: After a while, they started giving these to the Ask Hugo and Jake Reads videos to vary it up.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Hugo isn't his real name, but so few people address him by his real name in his life that he regularly goes by "Hugo", as it's been his nickname for many years.
    • Some of their guests also are only known by their online names rather than their real ones.
  • Overly Long Gag: They can get into these, but they usually pay off.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Sometimes on display.
  • Shout-Out: Many.
    • The way they do their Chick Tract videos brings to mind Linkara's Atop the Fourth Wall and the way they do their movie reviews was most likely inspired by The Cinema Snob, or anyone else at Channel Awesome, but the Snob gets the most mention in their videos.
    • The names of The Bible Reloaded and The Quran Reloaded are ones to The Matrix Reloaded, which they've later stated are terrible names, but can't think of better ones.
    • For Ask Hugo, the opening is a parody of how Marvel has done their logo at the beginnings of films of their properties and the opening for Jake Reads is a parody of the opening to many Monty Python films, complete with the music since it's under the public domain.
    • Some of the titles of their Atheist Bible Study videos shout out pop culture.
  • Something Completely Different: Jake started doing "Jake Tries" videos, most obviously inspired by similar videos by Brad Jones on his channel, after they read the 'Wounded Children' Chick Tract, and he ate some gross Swedish powder candy/sugar, on Unpop.
    • They have started playing Fallout 4 and upload parts of a let's play on Unpop that are, as they describe it, basically a long-form Chick Tract.
    • It's why they have 3 different channels and their different shows. Bible Reloaded has the Atheist Bible Study, Chick Tract readings, Ask Hugo, Jake Reads, and movie reviews. Quran Reloaded has the Quran readings and reaction videos to Islamic content. Unpop is as it sounds, videos discussing pop culture and news, and the aforementioned let's plays and "Jake Tries."
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Jake used to frequently shout in the microphone for comedic effect, but he's since toned it down.
  • Theme Song: For all of their channels and shows. Special mentions going to the special guests that sing their own covers of the Bible Reloaded theme when they appear.
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