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Golden Book Video Killers was a web series created in late 2008 by YouTube users Tomblappy and WileyK209zback. This series features plush toy versions of Grumpy and Daffy Duck, who serve as the hosts of the show, where they take a look at a videotape from the Golden Book Video series and point out the differences and comparisons from the video and book versions, while also poking fun at them in a style not unlike that of Mystery Science Theater 3000. In some episodes, they are even joined by a plush toy version of Yoshi, played by Doughnutser256, another YouTube user. Throughout the series, Grumpy and Daffy have also covered Golden Book Video versions of franchises, ranging from He-Man, Pound Puppies, Care Bears (much to Daffy's chagrin), Sesame Street, etc. Also, since the series is sort of a Crossover, with the characters being plushies, they will also bring in their fellow cartoon characters from their respected studios (Disney and Warner Bros.) to cameo or otherwise serve as guest hosts.


This Web Series contains the following examples:

  • An Aesop: Parodied whenever a story in one of the videos features one of these.
  • And Now for Something Completely Different: At the beginning of 'Golden Book Video Killers XVI', since they were covering the Golden Book Video version of Bible Stories (Noah, David And Goliath, and Jonah), Grumpy tied up Daffy, for fear that he would make fun of the biblical lessons.
  • Bound and Gagged: Happened to Daffy in 'Golden Book Video Killers XVI', by Grumpy.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: This creeps out Daffy during "What Was That" in "Golden Book Video Killers VIII."
  • The Cameo: Lots of plush toy versions of characters from different studios (Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Jay Ward, etc) have made cameo appearances throughout the series. The following characters who have made cameos and/or served as guest hosts are; Bolt, Stitch, Dopey, Dug, Ludwig Von Drake, the White Rabbit and the Chesire Cat, Lady and Tramp and Si (or Am), Marie and O'Malley, Ben Ali Gator, Mushu, Tito, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Piglet, Banzai the hyena, the Big Bad Wolf, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzalez, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, Henery Hawk, Marvin The Martian, K-9, Gossamer, Porky Pig, the New Daffy Duck, Wakko Warner, Rocky, Mewtwo, Scooby and Scrappy-Doo, Odie, etc.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Greetings, and welcome to Golden Book Video Killers"
    • "Greetings, Golden Book Video Killers fans!"
    • "Chuckimation!"
    • "Well, that's all for now."
    • "Aw crap! This one doesn't have the space logo! What a rip-off!"
    • "AHHHH! The white screen of death!"
  • Crossover: It's a web series with a bunch of puppet and plush toy versions of famous cartoon characters interacting with each other, so it's pretty much unavoidable.
  • Dramatic Thunder: Spoofed in "Golden Book Video Killers VIII" when Daffy is introducing the story "What Was That," which he claims to be incredibly spooky.
  • Fantastic Racism: Daffy is often complaining about his popularity being ruined by Disney (most notably by Pixar).
  • Follow the Bouncing Ball: Parodied in the Golden Book Music Videos or whenever sing-along lyrics appear on a Golden Book Video, in which Daffy Duck would act as the "bouncing duck" on the lyrics.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Daffy often expresses his dislike of Disney killing the Looney Tunes' popularity, despite the fact that his co-host and friend is also a Disney character.
  • Running Gag:
    • Daffy often hurling himself into the air while yelling "CHUCKIMATION!" (as a reference to a similar "animation" style utilized on Kablam's "Action League NOW!"
    • Daffy complaining about a Golden Book Video not having the space logo at the end of the tape.
    • Grumpy and Daffy freaking out and running away in fear when the aptly-named white screen of death comes up at the end of a tape when it's left running.
  • Shout-Out: So many to name;
  • Stock Sound Effects: Daffy loves pointing out whenever some of [[Hanna-Barbera Hanna-Barbera's[[ famous sound effects show up in the videos (most notably in "Five Sesame Street Stories," "Golden Jungle Tales" and any of the "Pound Puppies"v ideos.,
  • Vanity Plate: The opening logo for Golden Book Video is used as the series title card, complete with Grumpy and Daffy singing along with the theme.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Grumpy and Daffy do get seasick quite easily during storms at sea, or after some other crazy spin shot or gory scene (like the wolf being murdered in "Little Red Riding Hood."
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