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  • Actor Shipping: Many are fond of shipping him with his Agents of Secret Stuff co-star, Arden Cho, at least around the movie's release, but they've been shipped together since.
    • And again in his "Every Romantic Movie" video and its Behind the Scenes.
    • Once more in "Romantic Cliches in Real Life".
    • As of the fifth Off the Pill Podcast, Ryan has confirmed that the two are together, and have been for a few years now.
  • Anvilicious: Drugs makes you explode no matter the context.
  • Awesome Music: By Chance (You and I) by fellow YouTube superstar JRA in Agents of Secret Stuff.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • All the self-harm and suicide jokes in "How To Be Emo" can be seen as this.
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    • In How To Be Ninja 2.0, Sean/Bob showed reluctance repeating an offensive joke about gay people they made in the original video (One of the many disguises a ninja could take on included "a fag", which Hanate demonstrated by acting extremely effeminate). In response to this, Hanate comes on screen as a "Politically Correct Homosexual Male" who simply and proudly declares how equal he was to everyone. Then he corpses and decides to do another take because of how gay it came off.
  • Ear Worm: CUZ HE'S A NINJA, NINJA, NINJA...
    • Nice guys finish last...
    • Nanananana now I'm following the rules like a good boy...
    • Imma shed a tear and cryyy...
    • Got that coffee shop love, makes me espresso many feelings...
    • Brooooooooooomance, nothing really gay about it...
    • SWG deserves a mention here too
    • Dong Saya Dae (똥싸야돼) by BgA
    • Who's it gonna be, who's it gonna be...
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  • Foe Yay: Played for Laughs as "Will You Fight Me?" can't tell if it's a Youtube fight or Romantic Drama
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In The Big Booty Trend!?, a cutaway depicts Ryan and Sean ogling over a girl's collarbone. About three months later, a teenage girl was sent home from school because her outfit violated the school's dress code by showing her collarbones, believing it'll distract the male students. Can also be Harsher in Hindsight.
    • In iFhone 8 Commercial Leaked! which came out on October 2016, one of the "new" features of the iFhone 8 is that it has 4 cameras, making it the first quad camera. Two years after the video was posted, guess what was the Samsung Galaxy A9's most notable feature?
  • Ho Yay: Ryan and Sean definitely get this a lot.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The iPod Human's built-in alarm. It goes off every three seconds.
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  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Many fans have noted the similarities of “Nice Guys” and “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem.
  • TearJerker: As of September 1, 2018, Sean Fujiyoshi (Ryan's best friend and co-founder of the channel), has left RHPC to move to California. This comes as a huge tearjerker to longtime fans as for one, Sean was the last remaining member of Ryan's old Yabo crew to be part of RHPC. Coupled with the fact that Anthony left Smosh just a year ago makes it feel like it's the End of an Era for many.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • "How to Be Emo" makes jokes about people getting pleasure from hurting themselves in ways like self-harm (one scene has the emo characters in a knife-fight where they stab themselves instead of each other), and makes emos out to look like obsessive masochists who either have zero emotion or are exhibiting the Comical Overreacting trope. It was found hilarious at the time it was released in 2007, but has been scrutinized and criticized under new light in the coming years, which is why it has the most dislikes out of any of the old "How to be..." videos.
    • While filming the remake of "How to Be Ninja", Ryan was well aware of this, as the original contained an offensive slur (fag). It wasn't a good thing to say back then, but it's definitely not something they could get away with in 2016.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: A lot of the viewers don't realize that Tham from the "The Last Skitzo" was a girl until she was referred as a "she" or when R-Dizzle remarks about it in the The Stinger.
  • The Woobie: Aden in Agents of Secret Stuff.
    • Parodied in "GTFO My Room!"

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