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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • They really don't try to hide the fact that they think David Cage is a hack. That said, they do concede that Cage can deliver some hype moments in their podcasts discussing Detroit: Become Human, but not to the extent it makes up for the sheer mess they feel his games devolve into.
    • When playing a Britain-based game like The Getaway or Late Shift jokes about British accents and slang will abound.
    • They also like to poke quite a bit of fun at The King of Hate. Although in an older guest spot on a podcast with Retsupurae, Pat notes that "the internet loves a villain", going on to suggest that after DarksydePhil's day has come and gone any one of them could be latched onto; now consider some parts of the fanbase and their attitude toward the Best Friends.
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  • Accidental Innuendo: In the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven playthrough, Woolie explains to Pat that Jolyne spells her last name "Cujoh" instead of "Kujo" like her father, because "fuck her daddy." Pat immediately makes a joke about her having an Electra Complex, and her being the only woman with strong enough legs to actually withstand fucking Jotaro.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Even if Matt and Liam dislike/hate Chloe for her attitude and behavior, they're clearly shocked and horrified when they see her in a wheelchair at the end of Part 13.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Pat and Woolie theorize during the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven playthrough that the entirety of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been a journey of sexual self discovery for Hirohiko Araki, going from huge Bara types to more waifish Bishōnen types over time, with a brief dalience towards Les Yay during Stone Ocean. Their reaction to this realization is absolutely priceless.
    Woolie: What we're seeing here is a man discovering himself sexually, that's all.
    Pat: Over the course of thirty years!?
    Both: *descend into a fit of manic laughter*
    • And that isn't even getting into the likes of Grand Wizard Wakka or the countless other times they've Flanderized or mischaracterized other characters in the games they've played.
    • Punish mode in the Punisher game is Frank wanting to feel it with the knife to satisfy his killing urge.
  • Arc Fatigue:
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    • Pat and Woolie's blind Bloodborne playthrough. Specifically whenever Woolie plays as he plays very slow and meticulously. Which is exasperated when he reaches the Forbidden Woods, a large area in its own right. This earned the LP the moniker of Snailborne, a name still occasionally referenced by fans whenever any game starts slowing down. Total time: 54 episodes and 28+ hours note .
    • Woolie and Pat's Knights of the Old Republic playthrough, due to Woolie's lack of progress, tendency to wander, and being repeatedly Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer. It eventually ended after 99 parts and 51 hours of footagenote , making it the longest playthrough of any game in the history of the Super Best Friends.
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    • Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. It was in a bad enough starting position, being a niche JRPG based on a premise that can be alienating to some, but it also came out not long after the above Knights of the Old Republic playthrough and turned out to be stuffed to the gills with Fake Longevity. It was also concurrent with several very popular series such as A Way Out, God of War (PS4) (itself a sufferer of this trope: see below), and two whole playthroughs of Detroit: Become Human. At least some vocal fans accused TMS of taking time that could be spent progressing through the other games, even going so far as to mass dislike it and demand the Best Friends cancel the LP. Total time: 82 episodes and 45+ hours of footage.
    • God of War (PS4) dedicated many episodes to exploring the semi-open world and completing sidequests, which lead to the main plot progressing at a crawl. It doesn't help that the game is a Metroidvania, or that at certain points in the game, the available area to explore automatically expands. This led to the usual lineup of jokes such as "God of Snail", as well as the more LP-relevant "Side quest go up, but main quest go down"note . Total time: 46 episodes and 23+ hours of footage.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Pat and Woolie's apology for mistaking how the DLC from the Jojo game works.
    • Matt and Liam scrapping their Undertale save after killing several monsters, and restarting with a Pacifist Run instead.
    • After the backlash from their Blazblue video, they decide to play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, another game requested for a long time, as an apology video.
      • Followed by a bigger example a year after said video: the Friends gave a fair Fisticuffs shake at Blazblue Central Fiction. Sometime after the channel's end, Woolie did say on his stream that despite the negative stance the Zaibatsu took on it, he was more than willing to give the series a chance by learning more about it.
    • Matt lampshades and invokes this trope during the "2nd Gig" Detroit: Become Human series, which he describes as "the apology LP", due to the Friends making numerous mistakes and getting a Downer Ending in the original run.
  • Awesome Art: A fanon example: an animator named CrankyConstruct often makes animations of certain episodes, and intros to some as well, and, put simply, their art style is adorable. No video shows it better than "Everything's Exploding", which also shows the sight of Liam sleeping peacefully with a pillow, likely an anime body pillow.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Woolie got early criticism when he first appeared, as some fans considered him unfunny and that the more friends, the more difficult it was to interact. Also, detractors often cite him taking too much time to finish the game.
    • To an extent, Pat. Some fans think his temper tantrums are hilarious and the best part of the show. Some see him as too highly opinionated and that he comes across as a jerk to people that enjoy games he doesn't. And some just don't like the fact that he 'fakes' surprise to events in games he's already beaten and knows what's going to happen (biggest example being Yakuza 4, which he's beaten around 8 times according to him). As of late, his plot predictions and theories, and occasional difficulty in playing games - although this tends to specifically relate to SOMA, which is partly a puzzle-based game despite his disdain for that genre - has also earned the ire of fans - although some have come to defend him on his plot predictions, pointing out that in the instance of Metal Gear this is a series where nearly anything can, will, and has happened.
    • Liam has currently taken over the place as the most disliked friend for a number of reasons: originally when he was introduced, people enjoyed him for his high skill level, hilarious speaking patterns and obviously false egotism, and his ability to inject life into conversations by playing devils advocate sometimes so that all the convo's aren't one-sided, all three of which began in his introduction in Metroid Fusion where he did a pretty bang-up job of playing the game. However, with the advent of Super Despair Girls, MGSV, AND Star Fox Adventures, the audience has begun to dislike Liam for these same reasons: his high skill level leads to large levels of overconfidence, which in turn causes him to ignore game mechanics in the game he's playing as it's "beneath" him, like the timed attacks in Mario RPG. His false egotism has now been replaced with actual egotism, and many fans have begun to point out his constant narcissism as unfunny and kind of rude. Lastly, his constant devil's advocate playing has gone to levels where it's obvious that he actually hates the thing he's advocating for, but chooses to anyways because he thinks it will lead to a more interesting conversation, when not every conversation needs to be an argument. Overall, Liam's biggest flaws have become front and centre when he's at the helm of the majority of the LP's on the channel, perhaps the biggest of which are in the MGSV LP.
    • Matt has become a Base-Breaking Character. While most people enjoy his jokes and interactions with other friends, some think Matt tends to bring any other members of the Zaibatsu down, ruin a good joke by repeating it several times per minute and running it into the ground, crack jokes during emotional moments that other members of the Zaibatsu are emotionally invested in, and he wouldn't shut up during other situations like that, to say nothing of his DSP-like tendencies to miss and/or ignore obvious things. Also, he apparently is burnt out by the years of making content, so he tries just to get over with the game he's playing sooner rather than enjoy it.
    • Pretty much any of the friends, really. It all depends on what game they are playing and what opinion they are pushing. Pat is going to get a lot of hate for overthinking games and throwing guesses around like they are facts, Liam will get hate for the times he skips tutorials on games he doesn't know about, Matt will get shit at times when his references go overboard, his running gags become forced or because of his jaded attitude, and Woolie will get hate for whenever he can't adjust to whatever he's playing quickly enough.
    • RAGE has been seen to slowly become more of a Base-Breaking Character. A majority enjoyed that he was the Primary focus of Def Jam: Fight for New York and added a fun Character to collection of SBFP. Then it started out as a shift in focus that soon eclipsed that of Zubaz, one of the team's characters. Fans find it frustrating that RAGE is receiving such publicity and is growing much larger than the Baz who's cameos and talk abouts are slowly diminishing to compensate. Not helped by the penultimate Rustlemania 2 episode, which essentially featured the wholesale destruction of the Baz, stripping everything from him for RAGE's benefit.
  • Broken Base: Has its own page here.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • In the Season 2 playthrough of The Walking Dead, Pat jokes about having Clementine punching a pregnant woman so hard in the stomach that the baby flies out, which he will use to distract nearby zombies. Also, taking the joke further, he says the baby will actually be glad to be out of her womb, referring to her as a "bitch".
    • Liam seems to be pushing this for a lot of fans; as detailed above, some are uncomfortable with the sheer amount of exposure he's gotten as of late, but his attitude toward Warren during Episode 5 of Life is Strange seemed to stop being Comedic Sociopathy and outright offputting for a lot of viewers right around the point he declared "I wish we can make Joyce and Frank so suicidal that they'd blow the place up with Warren inside it," particularly as the character he loathes never does anything particularly wrong. While a lot of viewers felt that Warren had previously been a Sitcom Archnemesis for Liam - equivalent to Pat's escapades against Quint - here it turned a little too intense.
    • Happens a lot depending on the material such as Grand Wizard Wakka and Naruto shitting on babies.
    • Woolie makes a number of jokes to this effect in their Dm C Devil May Cry playthrough. He especially rips into the infamous scene where Vergil fires a rifle through Lilith's torso, killing her unborn child; calling it a ".50 Caliber coat hanger" and wondering if Plan B was written on the bullet.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Sometimes the Zaibatsu's attempts at creating character that run on Comedic Sociopathy fall flat on their asses and cause the audience to instead stop watching the adventures of a completely unlikable character. A prime example of this is Nevara "Pockets" Chaar from the KOTOR LP, whose fall to the Dark Side was less a fall and more a straight up belly flop.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Liam became this in the Metroid Fusion playthrough. When he left for four episodes, a good portion of the comments were asking "Where's Liam?", and there was much rejoicing when he returned.
    • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death quickly won Pat, Woolie and Liam over (Matt had tried it the day before, he was already impressed). A God of War clone that runs on Rule of Cool. Almost every video afterwards has comments begging for a full play through that eventually came in 2018
    • It's hard to tell how much Matt and Pat actually enjoy from Walking Dead Season 2. However, there's no denying that the guys really took a liking to Luke, with Pat mentioning how "dreamy" he is. Jane, too, because of her carrying a pragmatism unique to most characters in the season. It's made entirely clear in their wrap-up that they certainly didn't like Season 2 as much as Season 1, and a number of Matt's comments on his Tumblr have outright stated Telltale needs better writing for the next one.
    • The Omikron playthrough is undoubtedly one of the hardest games for the Zaibatsu to get through. Despite this, the Friends seem to like Soks, the Funny Robot that handles the Awakened's weapons. In a game filled with terrible accents and shoddy character models, Soks is the only character with a unique design and a somewhat humorous personality (even if, as Woolie points out, he's pretty clearly an Expy of C-3PO). The fact that he helps the Nomad Soul discover the traitor in the Awakened's ranks and his voice actor is giving one of the better performances also helps.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • Between them and the Game Grumps. Every so often, you'll find comments comparing the two, or outright accusing TBFP of ripping the Game Grumps off (despite TBFP predating Game Grumps by a year). Nevertheless, Jon of Game Grumps has admitted he was inspired by TBFP to make a two person show revolving video games. While Pat has expressed disappointment in Game Grumps, both Matt and Pat are fans of Egoraptor, referencing his Metal Gear Awesome and Girlchan in Paradise!! series on occasion. Regardless, the two groups seem to be on good terms, as evidenced in their 2013 E3 videos. And indeed, the two groups collaborated with each other, with the Grumps playing Dinotopia on the Zaibatsu channel, and the Best Friends playing Spider-Man 3 with the Grumps as part of Grumpcade.
    • There's a much more hostile one between them and PewDiePie. Which could be said to be instigated by Matt, as whenever he addresses the fandom, he likes to think of them as "better than PewDiePie fans".
    • There is also a certain rivalry with The Spoony Experiment with Matt commenting on an early LP there was not much interesting material on his website. During the Killer Is Dead playthrough Matt commented that the only content from Spoony he likes is his early stuff from before Spoony had his infamous Creator Breakdown.
    • They also possibly have something of an issue with Ashly Burch, as suggested in their Colonial Marines video and a more podcast discussing Anthony Burch's leaving Gearbox.
      • Although this is possibly subverted/just the Best Friends ribbing other people as in a podcast episode, Matt declares Ashly a 'sweetheart' for coming over during a convention specifically to mock Woolie.
  • Faux Symbolism: During the Earth Defense Force 2017 video, while discussing the symbology of the game.
    Pat: So what do the giant alien space ships shitting bugs out represent?
    Matt: Freemasons.
  • Franchise Original Sin: Discussed, regarding the Metroid series. When Matt, Pat, and Woolie watched the cutscenes from Metroid: Other M, they took the plot to task for its shortcomings. Then Matt, Woolie, and Liam played Metroid Fusion, which they were much more positive about. As they played, they were surprised at how many of Other M's plot elements (such as Samus' backstory with Adam) were already present in Fusion, just better executed.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Some fans overlap with Maximillian Christensen's fanbase. If you hear anybody mention a Max on the channel, it's him. Taken up to 11, considering that the Best Friends are fans of him, have had him on the Podcast, got the Yo Videogames crew to do Rustlemania intros, and even did a proper crossover when Matt and Woolie flew out to California to hang with Max and the doods.
    • Many fans of Devil May Cry became well-acquainted with the Best Friends fanbase near the end of the latter series' run, when Devil May Cry 5 was announced and Pat and Woolie played through the entire series (except for 2).
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why does Matt have a habit (albeit not pronounced) of getting trapped on things or running into glitches? He used to work in QA, it was his job to find glitches.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Invoked with their Rustlemania-based look at the Hulk Hogan's Main Event Kinect title, which featured Matt loudly declaring "MATT HATES BLACK PEOPLE!"; Fast forward two years, and the Hulkster has now been cast into the spotlight following a racist rant involving his daughter.
    • In part 10 of their Silent Hill 2 playthrough, it's mentioned that Konami won't allow complete creative and financial freedom to anyone except Hideo Kojima, so the pair have faith in Silent Hills...
    • The constant jabs at Paul Walker in the Fast and Furious Showdown video quickly became awkward when Walker died in a car crash only months after the video was made.
    • A Running Gag during Rustlemania is to just assume every single legacy wrestler is "dead" simply just out of ignorance for not knowing what they've been doing post-wrestling career. A small few wrestlers that they joked about "being dead" (such as the Ultimate Warrior) have since died in the years following those videos.
    • After the November Nintendo Direct came out featuring all characters from Super Smash Bros. (except Kirby) erased by Galeem's light beam, a fan video parodying this came out, with Woolie and possibly Matt and Pat getting smitten. A month and a half later, the guys have decided to end the Super Best Friends brand, without ever having gotten to play that game on the channel.
    • Pat and Woolie's Devil May Cry series had a Running Gag where the game they planned to do next finished installing in the last episode of the LP. The Dm C Devil May Cry LP, which didn't have the gag, turned out to be the last full LP on the channel.
    • A lot of the Running Gag jabs taken at Woolie become less funny when he stated on Woolie Versus that he eventually got tired of them due to fans beating the proverbial dead horse and inundating him with them.
    • Super Best Friendcast Episode 115 featured Mike Zaimont as a guest to hype Lab Zero Games's Indivisible, which was a fun moment due to the gang's Creator Worship for him. It lost a lot of that fun after Pat's claims, in the wake of Lab Zero's shutdown and the cancellation of updates to Indivisible over Zaimont's alleged abusive behavior, that Zaimont behaved like a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing off-camera and that the making of this episode caused Pat to resent him ever since.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Possibly due to their experience as quality assurance testers, the Friends just love running into any kind of bug, error or crash. On occasion, such as with their Deus Ex: Human Revolution playthrough, they also recall memories of amusing bugs they ran into during their QA days.
  • Growing the Beard: They seemed to grow the beard when Woolie and Liam became permanent members of the group.
    • Or arguably when their full LP's and channel started to gain prominence over their Machinima episodes. The latter are still funnier because of the condensed time and the admittedly scripted jokes, but the team arguably grew the beard when their LP's, videos and podcasts started to become interconnected with jokes crossing over from each format.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • During the Deadly Premonition playthrough, in part 14 Pat responds to Forrest's comments about "throwing a blonde in a bikini into a boy's locker room" with"rape culture! Does Kaysen support rape culture?!" in a very offended tone. At the end of the game, the actions of Forrest Kaysen make that statement and the offence taken seem rather prophetic.
    • Similarly, Pat notes during their The Last of Us playthrough that Joel's insistence that they are "survivors", rather than "shitty people", is typically said in movies by REALLY shitty people. Later on in the game, we find out Joel has "been on both sides".
    • In their podcast for January 12th of 2016, the Best Friends lament the then recent death of David Bowie and the earlier passing of Motörhead's Lemmy, citing that these things come in threes; two days later, it was unfortunately announced that Alan Rickman passed away.
    • During their look at Street Fighter X Mega Man, the group discussed how halfhearted it was that Capcom's only release to celebrate Mega Man's anniversary was to officiate a fan game, and debate on if they should be demanding more content or just be satisfied with what little effort Capcom did put into the game. Flash forward to 2016, when Mighty No. 9 attempted to please Mega Man fans and was met with extreme bile. As with the Best Friends and the earlier game, this was justified with "It's better than nothing."
    • One of the intros to the 2016 Shitstorm of Spookiness is a well done animated bit that ends with Liam vanishing into thin air in front of Matt. Just two months later, Liam announced that he would be leaving the channel for good due to mental health problems.
    • The most last full LP Matt did was Omikron: The Nomad Soul, which was a terrible game that they had a running gag of claiming it was driving them insane (later episodes cutting the usual video bumpers for mad imagery); soon after its finale was uploaded Matt announced his hiatus for stress. Liam was playing through Sonic Unleashed as, according to Woolie and Matt, he hadn't suffered as much as the other members, so they wanted a game to break him; Liam would resign from the channel for mental health issues midway through (although he did say he'd finish the game).
    • Their playthrough of Tales from the Borderlands was started just before news of Telltale Games' closure. They comment on it once the recordings "catch up" with the news.
    • It was once said on the Podcast that the original joke behind the channel was the fact that Matt and Pat weren't actually great friends at all, but during the recording of one of their first full playthroughs Pat came to the realization that they'd become friends after all. Cut to nearly nine years later where the stress of the business side of the channel has caused the friendship the channel began to end.
    • Likewise, there's a moment during the Shadow the Hedgehog Spindash Quick Look where Matt seems to express some genuine annoyance with Pat's (who isn't in the video) abrasive behavior, as well as the antagonistic manner in which he talks to people who enjoy games he doesn't personally like. Even though this was years before the actual end of their friendship, it's somewhat uncomfortable to listen to with the knowledge of what would ultimately happen to the channel.
    • Overlapping with "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, the Best Friends' constant potshots at The King of Hate becomes somewhat less funny in light of the end of the Best Friends given that DarkSydePhil ends up outlasting them. A specific example is a podcast with Retsupurae with them joking that once DarkSydePhil's day has come and gone any one of them could be latched onto as the Internet's newest "villain".
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: To say that a lot of JoJo fans changed their opinion on Pat after his opinions in the All Star Battle review is...an understatement.
    • Fans unsure of how serious Pat can be at times don't really care much for him liking to joke about some of Nintendo's financial troubles, with some feeling that the fact Pat didn't grow up playing Nintendo consoles makes him a bit biased against the company in general. Some even find it to be a bit disrespectful he still continued to make the jokes in spite of the passing of former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and the fact Iwata cutting his own pay in half helped the company regain profitability in 2015.
    • Gundam fans were not happy when Woolie revealed he dismissed Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans after only two episodes because he felt it was becoming just another Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and criticizing the show for being "kiddy". Fans of the former agree that it's one of the darker settings Gundam has had, especially with a certain scene in the third episode. However, he was not incorrect in pointing out the relative lack of gray morality by displaying stereotypical villains and the inherently tropey nature of the work. Which is something Gundam SEED definitely did.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • While playing Prison Break Matt was afraid of going to jail and said he needed to learn about prison from the game. A few years later, the Two Best Friends Play Facebook implied Matt, Pat and Woolie were almost arrested with the Aliens: Colonial Marines post showing really suspicious footage of the best friends. It later turns out that they were stopped by police when a person saw them sneaking around at night with (toy) guns, but thankfully nothing bad came of it.
    • The Resident Evil 4 video has a moment where Leon is attacked by a snake, prompting Pat to comment "That's a badass snake, gonna bite your dick." Fast forward to the Man vs. Wild: The Game video, where that is exactly what every snake in the game does.
    • When playing Soul Calibur V, they comment how Cervantes looks a lot like Leon. One of Leon's alternate costumes in Resident Evil 6 is a pirate costume.
    • In The Walking Dead Part 2 Pat says "And maybe you killed a Senator!" Matt adds "It was the one-armed man!" Now moving to the 14th part from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance...
    • In the first part of their Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Let's Play, they joke that they'll be going to space in the game. It does actually happen later on, albeit simply using a shuttle to get halfway around the world in a very short time period.
    • In the video for Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring, Pat responded to Woolie's Noblewoman's Laugh by angrily saying that Karen from Street Fighter Alpha was never coming back. Three years later, Street Fighter V was released, and not only did it bring back Karen, but it also featured her as one of the main characters in its Story Mode.
    • In their playthrough of F.E.A.R. 2 during the Shitstorm of Scariness, they make a comment about how the characters in the game's intro resemble the cast of the movie Alien and Matt makes a joke saying something along the lines of "wait until Aliens: Colonial Marines turns out to be not so great." Fast forward months later and said game is subject to multiple poor review scores and and considered one of the biggest gaming disappointments of early 2013. The kicker? Both games have the same lead designer.
    • Matt saying that Raiden was "the true face of the Playstation" in the PSABR episode becomes a lot more ironic after Raiden has been confirmed to be playable in the Xbox One version of Ground Zeroes.
    • In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Matt jokes that Captain America should not need a parachute to sky dive. Guess what Cap does within the first five minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier...
    • In the Silent Hill 3 video, Matt and Pat discuss what would happen if Hideo Kojima made Silent Hill. A new Silent Hill game has been announced, and it's being made by Hideo Kojima. Or at least, it was.
    • According to Pat, when Liam realized they got the Bad Ending in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, his response was "What kind of idiot gets the Bad Ending?" Either Liam is unaware of how the Good ending is notoriously counter intuitive, or he was trolling/rubbing Pat's failure in his face.
    • In the first part of the playthrough of Predator: Concrete Jungle, Woolie ponders "Why does Freddy Krueger make it into Mortal Kombat and not a Predator?" The very next MK game after that playthrough, Mortal Kombat X, has a Predator as DLC.
    • SBFC 013: Pat claims Masashi Kishimoto will die before he finishes Naruto. This episode came out in June of 2014. Naruto wrapped up about a year later (at least, manga-wise, as the anime is still ongoing).
    • Late in the playthrough of Beyond: Two Souls, Jodie is sent to the ocean floor in a diving suit to stumble around in dark, eerie waters. A short conversation springs up between the friends about how cool a horror game based almost entirely around that mechanic would be. Two years later...
    • In the same game, they mention how exciting it would be to have Wendigos as a spiritual enemy to combat. They would eventually play a game that featured such a foe as the main adversary.
    • The preview for Friendcast 119 has Matt's figure of Guts from Berserk cry out "JUST GET ME OFF THIS FUCKING BOAT ALREADY!!!", in reference to the manga's Arc Fatigue and Schedule Slip at getting to Elfheim. When the video was posted, it had been nearly eight years since they got on the boat, but then they got off two weeks later.
    • At the start of their Death Road To Canada video, Matt jokes about how the results of the 2016 US election may influence people to take said death road, with Woolie adding in a statement about Americans being "political tourists". Flash forward to Election Day, and the news of Donald Trump being the winner resulted in the Canadian immigration website crashing due to the high volume of people applying.
    • One of the Running Gags of the Yakuza 4 playthrough was Matt repeatedly shoehorning in references to Face/Off to Pat's annoyance. Fastforward a few years to the playthrough of Yakuza 0, where one of the sidequests is basically the plot of Face/Off. Cue Matt's elation.
    • In their first Third Strike Fisticuffs, Pat says that there should be a Canadian Street Fighter character. Come Street Fighter V, and Abagail, a Canadian, winds up becoming a Season 2 DLC character.
    • During their playthrough of Super Mario Odyssey, Matt early on makes a Dark Souls joke before it was then announced to be ported over to the switch.
    Matt: And then he linked the First Flame!
    • God of War (PS4) was released on the anniversary of the fireaxe incident. What's Kratos main weapon in that game? An axe he can throw and recall at will.
      • They even lampshade it in their LP of it.
    • The Memetic Mutation surrounding "Streets of Rage 4 for the PSP" from the Dong Dong Never Die Fisticuffs became infinitely more hilarious when an actual Street of Rage 4 was announced in 2018.
    • During their playthrough of L.A. Noire, they joke about Cole needing to eat the evidence he finds for safe keeping. They would later go on to play Detroit: Become Human, where Connor essentially does that.
    • Pat and Liam famously bet over whether Phantasy Star Online 2 would ever come out to the West or not, with Pat confidently declaring it to be NEVER release in the West. Fastforward to E3 2019, in which it was finally announced that PSO2 would be released for North America. Also cue Pat insisting that he did not lose the bet because the Western release of PSO2 was limited to Xbox and PC, thus technically not being out for all of North America.
    • The Chewie & Fuckface running gag on the Super Best Friendcast would eventually come alive for real as the Castle Super Beast podcast.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Apparently Woolie and Liam call each other Big Papa and Saucy Liam respectively. Matt and Pat even joke that if Liam and Woolie were ever both asleep on the couch together, Pat could take a picture of the two and call it legally binding. Matt makes some Ho Yay comments, but it's generally played for laughs.
    • Has increased significantly in later times. Still played for laughs and done so rather effectively.
    • Pat's called Luke "dreamy" and "very attractive" in their Walking Dead: Season 2 playthrough.
    • And then we have the episode of Guacamelee! where Woolie dresses Juan as himself and makes Liam play as his waifu.
    • The cover image used for "Best Friend Play Sword of the Berserk was a fanart image Matt drew of Guts and Casca kissing one another...with their heads replaced by those of Matt and Liam.
    • The openings to Terminator Week Part #1 and Part#2 has to be seen to be believed.
    • In their Super Mario 3D World episode, Pat complains that Matt stole his cherry.
    • When Suda51 announced Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Matt declared on Twitter that he wanted to divorce his wife and marry Suda. He also wanted to make out hard with a life-sized statue of Jotaro Kujo.
    • During Matt and Woolie's playthrough of Night in the Woods , Woolie gives us this:
    Woolie: Matt, how come you've never told me I have a hot bear ass?
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Some fans much prefer to watch their other videos (such as their full length LPs) on their secondary channel, rather than the main episodes on the Machinima channel.
    • Also, Pat. Some fans find him more entertaining than Woolie and Liam due to his angry tantrums and expected to see him in a lot of bad games.
  • Memetic Badass: Billy, the group's editor, arguably achieved this status upon turning Woolie's proverbial Gun against him.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Reptile is in this page. You can't see him though. You know why? 'CAUSE HE'S FUCKIN' INVISIBLE!
    • AMERICA! note .
    • "See ya later, fuckers!"
    • "Hey guys, remember when Matt threw that axe?" note 
    • "[subject] is the Origami Killer!"note 
    • "Kenpachi Ramasama" as the name of the protagonist from their Persona 4 playthrough.
    • "Nobody fucks with us!" Matt's catchphrase from The Walking Dead.
    • "Cut your shit!" Pat's catchphrase from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
    • Any insult towards Woolie like "Woolie sucks" or "Woolie is a horrible person!" It became very popular thanks to the E3 videos.
    • WHEN'S MAHVEL?! with the spin off WHEN'S MARLOW?
    • With Deadly Premonition we have "DP" used in multiple sentences like "Time for some DP action" due to its unintentional sexual implications.
    • "X is a failure of game design," which follows from David Cage's statement during promotional work for Beyond: Two Souls that game overs are a failure of the game design. This has since spread from the gang's Indigo Prophecy playthrough into their other videos.
      • in a more blunt statement, "I make the bad game."
    • ALL of Pat's verbal tics/catchphrases from their Dark Souls 2 LP.
    • The nebulous Woolie hole.
    • "How long can you move in the frozen time?"
    • As of their playthrough of Final Fantasy X, saying "Bleetzbol", an accented version of the game's sport of "Blitzball".
    • This meme was developed by former members of the Bioshock team.
    • Any time a voice clip gets repeated ad nauseam in a playthrough, it's sure to become a meme.
    • "X go up" or "X go down", where X can be any noun or adjective.
    • Woolie's gay fanficExplanation 
    • "I'm gonna be real with you."Explanation 
    • Shitpost through the pain!Explanation 
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • Pat's laughter. Case in point.
      • What could be even better than Pat's laughter? Drunk Pat's laughter.
    • Or Matt's songs.
    • Woolie speaking in a Jamaican accent.
    • After their video on the first Smash Bros for Scrublords, "You didn't win! *You didn't win!* " has been a minor recurring statement on the channel whenever someone, in the game or among the group, escapes a fight before decisively losing or starts making excuses for their loss.
    • Pat's Tour Guide Nixon voice, and the Robo Speak Matt slips into while mocking characters with bad voice acting or writing.
    • Pat's scared laughter is just as great. Also are his high pitched screams when he's scared.
  • Narm: Woolie and Pat both agree that the sudden usage of a heavy metal song during the credits of Tormentum Dark Sorrow is something of a mood killer, though they both love the entire rest of the game for using art that looks like it'd be perfect as metal album covers.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • One time Woolie turned down a potential threesome so he could go pick up Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Matt and Pat never let it go. They went as far as to make their own video to mock Woolie.
    • Additionally, Woolie losing in the first round at EVO to Daigo gets brought up fairly frequently as well.
    • Pat (and the rest of the fandom) enjoys bringing up the time Matt accidentally threw the best weapon in Silent Hill: Downpour away (i.e., into a bottomless pit).
    • Several of the Shitstorm of Scariness videos has Matt still berating Pat for his timidness during the Slender Man video. Pat fully admits this and seemingly takes it in stride.
    • Pat worries this will be the case when he mentions in the second part of their Mortal Kombat 9 viewing that Liu Kang and Kitana will eventually have a "really hot, cool baby". Cue Matt and Woolie making pedophile jokes and Pat lamenting that "People will make pictures! You can't do this to me!"
    • A worry that is made Hilarious in Hindsight when one remembers that the Heavy Rain playthrough already featured Pat doing this, as he had earlier commented that Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard would have "hot" kids, in contrast with Matt's thoughts that they would be "divine".
    • Ever since their blind playthrough of Last of Us, Pat has a hard time living down how this playthrough was less than ideal.
    • Pat having a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic desktop wallpaper in the Amnesia episode lead many fans to believe that Pat is a brony (the fact they hired 2 Snacks, who is a brony, to be one of their main animators after seeing his MLP themed "Two Best Sisters Play" parody only added fuel to the fire). Pat later clarified it was only a joke and he's not really a fan of the show, saying he just found it funny to imagine the "angry redhead" as a fan of something colorful and happy looking. Even so, fans and the rest of the zaibatsu still like to sometimes joke about this to Pat, with at least one mailbag video involving Pat opening a package containing MLP related items inside, and Pat saying "you make one joke in a video nearly three years ago and you never hear the end of it..."
    • Pat's gotten a lot of this from his and Woolie's playthrough of ''Dark Souls II":
    • Any LP that feels like it's dragging on too long or feels like the Zaibatsu don't know what they're doing has been called "the New Nuzlocke."
    • Their infamous Fisticuffs video on BlazBlue.
    • Woolie once said to them that Castlevania started at Symphony of the Night and they occasionally bring it up to mock him note . Listen to an instance here. To quote Pat: "Woolie actually said this once un-ironically and we've been giving him shit over it since forever."
  • Nightmare Fuel: Now has its own page.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Pat's reaction to seeing Slender Man clipping into a wall.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • Woolie's comment that a character from Sailor Moon had sexual intercourse with an unicorn bothered a fan as noted by Matt in "Two Best Friends Play Heavy Rain Part 17." Although Matt stated it was actually just a kiss, Pat defended Woolie's statement as it happened offscreen.
    • Matt mentions several silly and/or ridiculous Spider-Man comic book stories with Pat. The episode then provides a caption referring to the issues the crazy story appeared in.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Pat is a lot more sedate in his work with Did You Know Gaming and his list of Top 10 Games for 2012. Common reactions in the comments section include shock and fear. Rarer reactions include confused arousal.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games:
    • The entire SNES video demonstrates this.
    • Inverted: In both the Pacific Rim-related videos, Matt says the Real Steel licensed game was a surprisingly good boxing game, and the Best Friends seemed to enjoy the Pacific Rim licensed game as well.
  • Seasonal Rot: Towards the end of their channel, the Super Best Friends were having a number of L Ps that didn't go over well. And it was becoming more and more clear that there was indeed backstage drama and a lack of communication between the members of the group.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Pat confessed in the animated shorts he dislikes escort missions.
  • So Bad, It's Good:
    • Some fans apparently couldn't tell whether Matt and Pat liked Deadly Premonition or not, so Pat addressed the point in a video: in short, the game is full of "stupid bullshit", but it's enormously entertaining bullshit. He compares playing the game to being on the receiving end of a borderline abusive relationship.
    • Pat still doesn't know whether he enjoys playing Deadly Premontion or The Last of Us more.
    • Whenever they discuss recording material for the Last of Us, they both agree they'd rather be playing DP.
  • Spoiled by the Format: Lampshaded near the end of the Def Jam: Fight for NY Super Best Friends Brawl.
  • That Damn Ken: Seen in the Street Fighter III video:
    Pat: What is with the Ken brigade?
    Matt: What do you mean "what is with it"? It's always BEEN THERE!
  • Strangled by the Red String: The main criticism of their Telltale Batman: Enemy Within LP is that Matt and Woolie put a little too much focus on Bruce's Ho Yay-heavy friendship with John at the expense of other character relationships, like Selina and Alfred, fall to the wayside.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • In spite of many Suda51 games receiving a full LP on the channel, killer7 only has a single video as part of the Shitstorm of Scariness, and many of the comments on the video agree that it should have become a full series.
    • To end off Mecha Week II the gang decided to finally let Pat play Xenogears after years of talking about how much he loves this game. After the video people were disappointed that it was only a one off that was more or less just Liam and Woolie constantly shitting on Pat by comparing it to its spiritual successors and reminding him that this will never get a full LP. People who have beaten the game commented that they wished they did a full series just to see the others' reactions, while those who haven't were genuinely interested in what this game was considering Pat's constant references to later plot points that only really make sense if you've at least played a majority of the game.
  • Vocal Dissonance: A lot of viewers were surprised by what Matt looks like when they saw his face for the first time. Matt even addresses this in the "Matt's Bombass Apartment Tour" video.
  • Watch It for the Meme: In the Yakuza 0 playthrough, Matt and Pat pick a particular option in one of Majima's sidequests just to see a scene that had been immortalized in a .gif captioned with, "When your Tweet's fire and no one notices."
    • In a fan example, many fans checked out JoJo's Bizarre Adventure just to understand what the heck the Super Best Friends were talking about when they constantly referenced it, and became fans themselves.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?:
    • Matt thinks Earth Defense Force 2017 is Japan's commentary on the Iraq War.
    • During their Slender video, Pat muses on whether the Slender Man could be an allegory for the Internal Revenue Service.
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