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  • Accidental Innuendo: "Stop playing with me on the stairs!" note 
  • Broken Base:
    • The entire series; it's either one of the funniest things ever or just plain mean-spirited.
    • There's also debate on whether or not the whole series is fake or not.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: A few minor characters sparked a solid fandom for attacking Stephen when he was acting up.
    • Stephen and Jack's Grandma, who unfortunately passed away a few years after the video aired.
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    • The dog of Episode 7.
    • The captain of the boat from episode 20.
  • Follow the Leader: In the series' wake, several other series have popped up:
    • The Angry Grandpa was the first copycat, and among the best known although Angry Grandpa having begun in 2007 predates the GFOE series which begun in 2009.
    • McJuggerNuggets created The Psycho Series in 2012, which started out as a copycat, before becoming a Deconstruction of the "dysfunctional family" genre, showing the main characters' life falling apart at the hands of his increasingly abusive, power-hungry, and traditionalist father, and runs the gamut of destruction, from video game consoles to mobile homes and entire structures, ending with the main character shooting his father dead and fleeing to Switzerland. The Psycho Series ended with the confirmation that the entire series was staged.
    • Violette1st is another copycat created in the wake of the runaway success of The Psycho Series. The main character tends to use fire in his freakouts, burning everything from his homework and a malfunctioning smart phone to a laptop, his father's work tools, and even a car. He has also used a BB gun to shoot his homework, a TV, and even his own father (in the ass). At the same time, though, he is often depicted in a sympathetic light due to his father being a verbally-abusive Fat Bastard who rarely uses his real name and frequently calls him a "freakin' jerk". Then we have the main character's mother, who is mostly known for her Motor Mouth moments. Most viewers agree that the series is fake.
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    • Angry Grandma is another channel that has cropped up which is similar to The Angry Grandpa channel listed above. Going by their YouTube channel creation date they started in 2010 which was way after The Angry Grandpa.
    • Many other users have tried to imitate the Greatest Freakout Ever series, to varying degrees of success.
  • Funny Moments: Arguably the whole series. Now has its own page.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Watching episode 13 can be quite sad considering The Happiest Company failed shortly after the video's release. Several users state that it was because of the damage Stephen inflicted, essentially meaning Stephen singlehandedly brought down an entire company.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Episode 6, Stephen claims that their parents brought their grandma over so she wouldn't go crazy and climb the roof. Then in Episode 36, Stephen goes out onto the roof acting crazy during an argument with his girlfriend.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Stephen may be a spoiled jerk, but there's a few episodes where the viewers side with him since most of them didn't find Jack's interference was deserving.
    • Jack got a lot of flack for Episode 23 because Stephen was actually doing something constructive for once. He was building his own Batmobile and the video was just showing Stephen's newfound Batman obsession.
    • Also in #26 when he locked Stephen shirtless outside while it was snowing for no reason other than as a joke. Stephen didn't even do anything that episode.
    • And again in #27 when he films Stephen dancing to Gangnam Style, causing Stephen to become angry and hurt his leg while chasing Jack. People felt bad for Stephen because he wasn't doing anything to anybody else at the time.
  • Memetic Mutation: At least he didn't shove a X up his ass.
  • Never Live It Down: Stephen's attempted Ass Shove with the remote from the first video.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Stephen in episodes 23, 26, and 27. See Jerkass Woobie.

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