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  • Atomic F-Bomb: Ben's unbleeped "Fucking" at the end of Episode 30.
  • Awesome Music: The 2016 Christmas episode, but especially the song "Next Year" given the popular opinion that 2016 was just terrible.
  • Catharsis Factor: The ending to episode 63, dealing with a problem that's been a long time coming. "Bye Greg."
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A Kitschy Local Commercial that plays on the show is an advertisement for Creepy Carl's Candy Van. It goes from horrifying to hilarious, especially when, after the ad plays, Ben immediately calls the police.
    • Gwendolyn, the Racist Witch. Her character is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and because of it, she is one of the most hilarious parts of the show, despite being a relatively recent addition.
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  • Fanon Discontinuity: A minor case; Sam has been stated to have his hair in a "man bun" on a few occasions, but several pieces of fan art choose to omit this detail.
  • Growing the Beard: The show starts off seeming like it's going to be a clone of Welcome to Night Vale, but it's helped by the fact that there are additional cast members from the get-go, and it's not just one person at a microphone talking in what could be considered Word-Salad Horror. It breaks out into its own around Episode 7, when Tim Jensen calls the station from an alien craft.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Ben has a breakdown on-air in Episode 20. After being constantly taunted and egged on by Greg Frickard (who has, by this point, progressed from Sitcom Arch-Nemesis to full-on Stalker with a Crush, actually attempting to secretly record his and Emily's business meeting which Ben crashed in spectacular fashion), he sounds like he's about to start crying by the time Emily calls, who chides him for treating her like a child. To top it all off, she says that, before his meltdown, she would have liked to have been in a relationship with him.
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    • In episode 44, utter anguish in Ben's voice when he finds the apparently-dead body of Emily in the wreckage of the Rainbow Lights needs to be heard to be believed, followed by the fact that Emily doesn't remember him.
  • The Woobie: Tim Jensen. Not only does he get abducted and Come Back Wrong, he didn't come back at all. The Tim that's been living with Mary since Episode 22 was some kind of impostor, and Tim was away for almost another year before Ben shot down the Rainbow Lights. When the actual Tim comes back, he finds Fake!Tim stalking Mary still, and is kicked out of the house by her because she doesn't know what's real anymore. When he's invited to stay with Troy and his wife, he ends up leaving on a hot plate and burning down their garage. When he finally speaks in Episode 46, you can tell that he's just goddamn tired.
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