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Tyler: Hey everybody and welcome back to Super Mario Sunshine Versus! I'm AttackingTucans!
Josh: And I'm Josh Jepson.
Tyler: And this time, we're gonna get our vaginas pierced!
Super Mario Sunshine Versus (aka, "Project Stingray") was a competitive, co-commentary LP of Super Mario Sunshine between Josh Jepson and AttackingTucans. The two raced through the game to collect all the Shine Sprites and Blue Coins as a 100% run. All the while they played word games with each other, with Tyler (Tucans) making off-color jokes and Josh taking it all in stride.
Viewers were invited to play along and post their experience on Youtube. For both the two and the viewers, segments had to be no longer than a half hour. However, for a few episodes, they went over by a few minutes, and they allowed their viewers to go over as well.
A second race is going on, with Tyler and Donnabellez playing Super Mario Galaxy. This versus is currently ongoing and has a few differences from the previous one, such as being allowed to complete the levels in any order rather than a preset one, as well as having lifelines (see Troll example under the Mario Galaxy race tropes below).
Tropes used in the Mario Sunshine Race:
- A God Am I: Josh jokingly states that he and Tyler are gods for finishing a 100% file each in 22 videos without being able to practice or start over.
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: The Throbbing Masses.
- Ass Shove: In Tyler's story, Josh puts dandelions there.
- Atomic F-Bomb: Josh lets one out in episode 4 when, after getting all 8 red coins in the Blooper Surfing Safari, he jumps past the shine and hits a log, killing him instantly.
- Bad Liar:
- Josh claims Tyler is this and he can easily tell when the latter is lying. Subverted, as Tyler is frequently able to trick Josh into believing he is at a bigger disadvantage than he really is.
- They both sometimes invoke this by claiming something, followed by "Or I might be lying".
- Berserk Button: He laughed at first, but Josh seemed to really not appreciate Tyler joking about his grandma.
- Big No: Tucans lets one out whenever he has an Epic Fail.
- Big Yes: Like in his own videos, Josh repeats one of these whenever he feels truly accomplished.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Frequently.
- Brick Joke: In one episode, Tyler deduces that there is Pianta porn somewhere online. In a different episode, he starts going on an angry rant and mentions it again. See Despair Event Horizon below.
- Butt Monkey:
- Call Back: It's not uncommon for Tyler to make a reference to a Running Gag from a previous video.
- Camp Straight: Tyler.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Tyler especially, but both qualify depending on the situation.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Even ignoring all the swear words, just count every time that Tyler says "vagina" or "boner". Though Josh also does his share.
- Corner of Woe: Josh says he's going into one to cry when Tyler reveals that his next versus will have nothing to do with Josh.
- Country Matters
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They both have their moments of awesome, despite their usual failures.
- Despair Event Horizon: Tucans parodies this when he starts having excessive amounts of trouble in a certain level. Doubles as a Call Back to two previous jokes.
"I hate this project! I hate you! I hate Piantas! I hate their porn! I hate Vagisil! I hate Jesus Grandma! I hate... eating old men!"
- Dissonant Serenity: During the middle of Tyler going through the losers' punishment, the background music suddenly changes from a techno mix to the peaceful Ordon Village theme.
- Distant Finale: Some regular videos suffered from Schedule Slip, though the finale was on schedule. The ending video meant to wrap up loose ends on the project as a whole, however, came out after a few months.
- Dork Horse Candidate: One camp of fans is on "Team Chuggaaconroy", thinking he will win, despite not being involved in the race at all.
- Dude, Not Funny: Tyler tells what he believes to be a funny story to Josh about these dogs attacking another dog, with the one dog making a screeching noise (which Tyler could imitate). Instead of laughing, Josh was horrified.
- El Spanish-O: Tyler decides that the Spanish version of one-hundred is "El One-Hundred O".
- Epic Fail: At least one per episode.
- Evasive Fight Thread Episode: While each episode ends with one ahead of the other, they're always pretty close and the situation can turn around within minutes of a single episode.
- Even when one of them won in the end, it was close.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In one episode, the commentary had to be muted for a few moments due to content. Given what the two talk about on a regular basis, that's saying something.
- Foregone Conclusion: Josh was ahead by a lot in the penultimate episode, it wasn't really much of a surprise when he won, though it was pretty close.
- Genre Popularizer: Of the Splitscreen versus genre subtype of Let's Play, which were present but really starting springing up after the project finished.
- Ha Ha Ha No: Josh does this a couple of times during their game of 20 Questions.
- Heroic BSOD:
- Tyler has a short one when he thinks he's trapped himself in an inescapable part of the level after going there before getting all of the red coins, thinking he did.
- Josh also has a short one when he glitches and ends up below the level. He has an even bigger one much earlier, when he loses the bananas Mario was supposed to deliver, on the inside of a vat.
- Hotter and Sexier: What Josh's sentences are once he changes a word when playing the 'Bop' game.
- Hypocritical Humor: Tyler calls Josh out on cursing once or twice.
- I Am a Humanitarian: Josh apparently eats old men.
- Immodest Orgasm: Tyler tries to make this kind of sound on occasion.
- Large Ham: Both of them.
- Last Lousy Point: In Episode 18, Tyler collects all 100 Coins in Pianta Village...and then jumps over the Shine and falls off the level.
- Man Child: Tucans.
- Memetic Molester: In-Universe, Josh's feelings toward Tyler Perry.
- Mind Screw: Episode 19 is this for both Josh and Tyler, thanks to each other.
- Musical Episode: Episode 17 was apparently going to be this, but they ended up not going with that.
- N-Word Privileges: Subverted. During their alphabet playing episode, Josh had the letter N. After thinking of it for a bit, Josh says "I can't say my N-word". This is brought up and referenced again in the ending video.
- Oh Crap: They commonly do this right before screwing something up, or realizing they screwed it up.
- Once an Episode: Josh tells Tucans at one point that it seems like every episode starts with the latter making a reference to vaginas.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Zig-zagged with Tyler/Tucans; Josh calls him by his real name, but he refers to himself by his username.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Both of them are usually cheerful and upbeat, only occasionally faking being angry or upset for laughs. However:
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tyler and Josh, respectively. Sometimes Josh will also go red, but you can count on Tyler never being blue.
- Rule 34: Tyler squicks himself out when he realizes that this applies to Piantas.
- Running Gag:
- Tyler asking Josh if he wants any Vagisil.
- The "bop" game.
- "This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S", with the letters that are spelled out changing every time.
- Sadist Show
Josh: That's why you guys are watching this, not to race, not to see who wins, it's to see us fail.
Tyler: To see us cry.
Josh: Yeah. It's to see us in pain, on the floor, in the fetal position. That's what we do best at Super Mario Sunshine Versus.
Tyler: Super Mario Sunshine Versus: Brought to you by pain.
- Schedule Slip: A few times.
- Shaped Like Itself: Josh and Tyler play a game where they make a sentence and take turns adding a word, and then they ended up making:
- Shout-Out: Josh Jepson makes one to Electrical Beast, thinking that the latter knew that Shine Sprites had power over time.
- Sir Swearsalot: Josh is a straight example. Tyler is an exaggerated example.
- SMURFING: Chuggaaconroy and Lucahjin have both of their user names used as swear words at different points.
- Straight Man: Josh is the more normal of the two.
- Tempting Fate: A rare example where it turned out good for the person speaking: Josh says in the first episode not to "be on his team" since he fails so much. He ends up winning the series.
- Toilet Humor: It was gonna happen sooner or later. Tyler tells a (fiction) story about Josh putting dandelions up his butt because he didn't wipe.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The thumbnail for the last part shows a screen from after the winner has already finished. It shows a shot of Josh in the ending FMV next to Tyler playing Corona Mountain
- Trainwreck Episode: In Episode 3, Josh's internet connection dies momentarily, and then both of their parents each separately interrupt them.
- What Do You Mean It's Not Heinous?: Having the game's audio play for both players instead of whichever one is in the lead.
- What Do You Mean Its Not Symbolic: Just as Josh beat Bowser, Tyler on his half of the screen lost a life in Corona Mountain.
- Wild Mass Guessing: Tyler jokes that Proton Jon rarely updates because he has a serious STD.
- Your Mom: Verbatim, one of the rankings of complaining that Josh achieves on Tyler's Complaint Counter for Josh.
Tropes used in the Mario Galaxy race:
- Added Alliterative Appeal: The lifelines Bit Blowout, Level Leaver, and Comet Confusion. Also Belle's Bitches under Alliterative Name below.
- Alliterative Name: Belle's Bitches (Team Donnabellez)
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: Tyler's still here, but now he's going against Donnabellez, with Josh Jepson nowhere to be found.
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Content Warnings
- Continuity Nod: The intro features a hard metal song with various shots of the Super Mario Galaxy cutscenes, just like the Super Mario Sunshine Versus intro (except with Sunshine instead of Galaxy).
- Country Matters: Right there in the first episode.
- Fan Community Nickname: In-Universe. Unlike the Exactly What It Says on the Tin team names for the fanbase, the players declare that people who are rooting for Tucans are "The Tuclan" and people supporting Donnabellez are "Belle's Bitches".
- Interface Screw: One of the lifelines (see Troll below) is to force the other player to swap which hand is holding either the Wii-Remote or Nunchuk.
- Milestone Celebration: Accidental example, yet lampshaded- The first episode was on Donna's two-year LP anniversary, which she played Super Mario Galaxy.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Forcefully placed on one racer by the other, as one of the lifelines.
- Sequelitis: In-Universe, both of them hated Super Mario Galaxy 2.
- Shaped Like Itself: Donnabellez claims her chest is as exquisite as itself.
- Stealth Pun: The series is started on June 9th. In other words, 6/9. Tyler points this out in the description of his upload of the trailer.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Tyler asks Donna how many Star Bits the first Hungry Luma needs, guessing 50, since he can't imagine it'd be 100. Donna (who has just paid said Luma with 100 Star Bits) agrees, asking why would he want 100?
- Troll: The lifeline system allows Tyler or Donna to do the following tricks to each other (two times per trick throughout the race):
- Assisted Suicide: Force the other player to have Mario lose a life on the spot.
- Wiiverse: Make the other player put the Wii-Mote and Nunchuk into their opposite hands.
- Bit Blowout: Force the other player to waste 250 star bits.
- Level Leaver: Force the other player to exit the current level and start over.
- Comet Confusion: Have the other player talk to the Purple Luma and switch around the Prankster Comet positions.