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The Jerma985 Dollhouse was a series of three streams aired on August 18th, 20th, and 21st 2021. The streams revolved around Website/Twitch streamer Jerma985, put into a Sims-like environment where the stream chat would have to take care of his needs such as hunger, happiness, energy, and Bladder. The main gimmick was a built-in extension where chat could vote on things such as actions, or buy furniture inbetween in-game days. Can tens of thousands of people work together to keep this e-clown happy and healthy?

Yeah, not really.

The streams co-starred guest streamers Ludwig, Criken, and Kitboga.


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  • Back from the Dead: Uncle Ted visits Jerma out of nowhere on Day Two after being killed off-screen in the first stream.
    • Jerma, technically, since Death just let him go after a WooHoo gone wrong.
  • Bears Are Bad News: A bear raids Jerma's trash outside his house at somepoint in Day 2. Chat to no one's surprise makes him confront it, leading to a Curb-Stomp Battle.
    • Comes back to help Jerma though, because he got the ability to Call Bear later on in the series.
      • A gorilla invades Jerma's property later on. Instead of fighting it like last time, he calls the Bear.
      • He calls the bear to attack the Car Warranty Salesman.
  • Bedroom Adultery Scene: Emilia walks in on Jerma WooHooing the Grim Reaper. They don't take it well.
  • Bookends: The beginning of the first stream and the end of the last stream start exactly the same due to the Reset Button Ending.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jerma.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Two words: Call Bear.
  • Corrupt Cop: The sole policeman in the Dollhouse 'verse doesn't really help in any situation he's in. Whether it be a robbery, an inspection, or when someone is drowning in their front yard.
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  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Somehow, flirting with Death succeeds. They even actually end up WooHooing, at least until Emilia walks in...
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being stood up on a date, and walking in on Jerma Woo Hooing the Grim Reaper, Emilia looked into the history of the house and realized it was built on their backyard. They promptly get Jerma evicted and arrested.
  • French Maid: Emilia's whole concept. They're not impressed when Jerma just wanted them to clean the house, however.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Emilia/Ludwig takes over the role of 'player' after Jerma gets evicted (his house was on Ludwig's backyard), and even the stream logo gets changed to "The Ludwig Dollhouse" shortly after.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Jerma kicks into this frequently when his Fun bar gets too low.
  • Most Streamers Are Streamers: Jerma is also a streamer in-universe, with the chat being given options to stream every once in a while. Doing so gives him 500 dollars, if he isn't banned.
  • Overly Long Gag: Jerma and Jeb find a safe in his house filled with cash! Cool, right? Well, however since the cash most likely belonged to the previous owner, they have to call a lawyer. And then that lawyer calls another lawyer. And then that lawyer calls a lawyer for the other lawyer...
  • Reset Button Ending: Chat finally agrees to delete the save after five failed votes, sending everything back to the tutorial.
  • Riddle for the Ages: After Ludwig unmasks the stagehand trapped in his bedroom, revealing it to be Jerma in disguise, he comments "You know how hard it was to get involved with that group?!" When Ludwig tries to dig deeper, Jerma instead starts demanding that chat delete the save.
  • Running Gag: "-20 [person drinking it] beer."
    • The guy repeatedly calling Jerma about extending his car's warranty. (Jerma doesn't even have a car.)
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Edna, Jerma's neighbor, who almost gives her social security to scammers multiple times.
  • Spot the Thread: When the stagehands show up near the end to deliver a dresser, one stagehand in particular not only overacts and is the only one not focused on the delivery, but he also does the Jerma Walk.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Sometimes the chat will vote on things that cheer Jerma up, like catching butterflies after he had to call the Grim Reaper on Uncle Ted, or getting him and Emilia to agree to a date together.
  • Unwinnable by Design: After sneaking back into the house with the stagehands, Jerma is trapped in Ludwig's bedroom due to a dresser blocking the door. This soon prompts Jerma to demand the save be deleted.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Due to the audience participation, in spades. Since Jerma can't technically die from it, they intentionally tend to deprive him of sleep, showering, and the bathroom over reasons like not wearing a beer hat they gave him.
    • They end up killing him when they're given the option to remove the pool ladder. He gets better though.
    • It's not just limited to Jerma. After Ludwig evicts Jerma and takes over, chat goes out of their way even more to starve him out in revenge. The extension devs literally had to give them options that would only fill up his needs after awhile.
  • Visual Pun: Jerma's house sets fire in the second stream. He fights a stagehand carrying fire props during it (he loses.) He's literally fire fighting.
  • Wham Line: Not from a person, but from the extension itself:
    Remove Pool Ladder / Pee in Pool / Swim Laps
    • Then when Jerma gets stuck in Ludwig's bedroom after disguising himself as a stagehand:
      Jerma: (to Ludwig) No, just hold on a second. (to chat) Delete the save!

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