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Top 10: Game Grumps One-Offs (Danny Era)

So this list is for the best Game Grumps One-Off episodes posted during Danny’s tenure. You can check out a similar list here for my Top 10 list of Game Grumps One-offs during Jon’s time on the show. Anyway Game Grumps is a YouTube Lets play series established in 2012 by Arin Hanson (Also known as Egoraptor) and Jon Jafari (Also known as JonTron) and Danny has been a co-host since mid 2013 when he took over as ‘Not So Grump’ from Jon Jafari.

1. Mickey Mousecapade

Game Grumps - Mickey Mousecapade.jpgThis episode is hilarious, and a firm fan favourite but what I like most about it is that it shows the strong friendship between Arin and Dan and how well they work together. This episode opens with Arin doing an impression of a stereotypical over the top video game reviewer, and spewing a series of nonsensical and misogynistic things as Dan tries to progress throughout the levels.

2. Dennis the Menace

Game Grumps - Dennis the Menace.jpgThis episode is full of hilarious moments including creating an impromptu rap song about Mr Wilson which you can check out at 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the video. And dan shouting that fish are impervious to time as the game glitches and freezes, with the exception of the fish swimming in tanks.

3. Domino Rally

Game Grumps - Domino Rally.jpgThis is a big episode, it was the first one fully edited by their at the time brand new editor Kevin Abernathy and this episode served as his intro. That aside, this is another of those games they played that In instantly wanted to get for myself, I mean it doesn’t look to complicated but it does look silly and fun, and the Grumps certainly had a lot of fun playing it.

4. Gundam: Battle Assault 2

Game Grumps - Gundam - Battle Assault 2.jpg“… oh hey, Big Zam!” need I say any more? Oh I do? This list is supposed to be for people who haven’t seen every episode and are looking for a guide? Oh, okay then, I suppose I can say that this episode is sweet and silly, and show’s Danny’s commitment as he makes a point of pretending each round to select a different character only to inevitably select Big Zam, which he does right up until the last round.

5. Chinese Checkers

Game Grumps - Chinese Checkers.jpgSo the only reason they ended up playing this game was to solve a tie from a previous game where they played regular checkers. And I do have to admit both episodes are worth a watch but in the end this one won the spot on this list just because I liked it just a little better. What I liked most was that both of them were trying to figure out how to play as they played, and Arin scooped the victory by on move.

6. Busy Scissors

Game Grumps - Busy Scissors.jpgI honestly don’t know why I liked this episode so much, It just kind of tickled me is all. It’s one of those episodes that’s easy to put on and just enjoy in the background but it’s by no means just background noise. I’ve mentioned before that when the game is worth it it’s good to see them actually try but when the game is, and I’m sorry say it, not great quality they make as well screw up and have fun with it, and that they certainly do.

7. Hell’s Kitchen

Game Grumps - Hell's Kitchen.jpgThis is another episode like the one above that’s good to just have on in the background, I watch it fairly regularly and it’s just full of funny little bits that don’t diminish in quality regardless of how many times I watch it. I also have to say the game itself looks quite fun.

8. Endless Ocean

Game Grumps - Endless Ocean.jpgOh god this episode is just brilliant, I was so disappointed when it was briefly made private back in late 2015 but they brought it back just as quickly, it’s funny and far longer than their average episode at a whopping 43 minutes long. I think perhaps the best part is the ending where they lip-synced to ‘Prayer’ by Hayley Westenra, a track which is featured throughout the episode.

9. P.T.

Game Grump - P.T..jpgDanny is unashamedly not a fan of scary games, and this holds true for P.T. so throughout the game, which is just a looping corridor which changes as they progress through it, Arin pretends not to know what is going to/what might happen and Danny gets increasingly anxious as the more upsetting elements of the game takes place.

10. Ice Age 2 The Meltdown

Game Grumps - Ice Age 2 The Meltdown.jpgAlso known as the one with all the lies and requests for gratuitous wikipedia graffiti, they spend most of the game barely playing the game and instead making up as series of facts, which they present about Leonardo Da Vinci, including that he a T-Rex who invented Facebook, sells hats and played Bass for Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock.

Honourable Mentions go to Disney Think Fast, The Daring Game for Girls and Pac-Attack which I also really enjoyed but didn’t quite make the top 10 list.

So those were my Top 10 favourite Game Grumps One-Offs and if you want to check out their channel and find your own favourites then head on over to their YouTube, and make sure and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates from Game Grumps.


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