Mike: Welcome aboard!
The Wheird Half is a webseries done by Grilled Mouse Entertainment, a bunch of uni students and young adults. It could easily be described as niche Sketch Comedy. The series stars Alex, CJ, David, Heather, Leslie, Mike, Nick, Nicole, and a cast of recurring (or semi-recurring) people as... well, themselves. That is, when they aren't being druids or British intellectuals...
This series provides examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: "Papers Please"
- Berserk Button: Apparently, Nicole really likes sharks. A lot.
- BFG: Heather's gun is huge.
- Brick Joke: Subtly done in Papers Please with Mike's textas.
- Broke the Rating Scale: Heather has an amazing moustache.
- Calvin Ball: Here. "What game are we even playing?"
- Homage: To LoadingReadyRun in aLRReady Done.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: This plays with it nicely.
- Late to the Punchline: When CJ has not heard of knock knock jokes... but then it's subverted in The Stinger.
- Large Ham: Oh, Mike...
- Let's Play: A nicely done parody in "House Cleaning Simulator 2013".
- Man Hug: Yes, but it's not taken well.
- Nice Hat: Nick's signature costume item is a very fine fedora.
- Oh, Crap!: Brownfingers turns it into an oh-so-disgusting pun. Poor Mike.
- Overly Long Gag: Clearly, Alex does not like the choice of new Prime Minister. Sort of doubles as a Precision F-Strike... we think.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Mike and CJ. Though sometimes it oversteps the boundaries...Alex: What the hell is wrong with them?
Nick: I... don't know.
- Pun: Plenty, but this sketch nicely plays with several puns on the word "mug".
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: NOT! HAPPY! JOHN!
- Put on a Bus: Heather and Leslie left for overseas at the end of Season 1. Hilarity ensues.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Played with.
- Shout-Out: Oh, so many.
- Take a Third Option: And a fourth, too!
- Take That!: This gem from GME Membership:Mike: Can you count to surrender?David: Um... only in French.
- Toilet Humour: Especially where Alex is concerned.
- Took a Level in Badass: Maybe.
- Visible Boom Mic: Done deliberately during #GrilledMouse.
- We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Written almost word-for-word during a filler sketch.