The entire backstory of GameGrumps sounds like something out of a Dan Harmon-esque sitcom. An animator teams up with a media critic for a let’s play channel, but the critic abruptly leaves less than a year later and is replaced with Danny Sexbang, singer of the band Ninja Sex Party. Another segment is hosted by Danny and an Irish-Australian-American animator/sadist. Arin’s wife Suzy is a professional goth queen, and their editor is a pure and humble walking beard. They are both frequent guests that host another segment of tabletop games. In between their cahoots the team becomes one of the most recognized let’s play channels.
Running gags include: wolfjob, “cranberriduceus”, the D Club, Dan’s Israeli father’s voicemails, Arin insisting on playing as a girl, selling out to Wendy’s, “mmmMMMmmm, funnyyyyy JOKE”, a burger that’s first used as a visual gag but becomes a recurring character with its own lines, “my pussyyyyy”, never reading tutorials, giving Barry incredibly specific demands, MARK ZUCKERBERG, and the time Arin sharted his pants out of rage
Did I mention that Ninja Sex Party’s other member is a father that quit a tenured job as a professor of theoretical physics, at which he has a P.h.D, in order to become a keytar-weilding ninja? And Ross (the sadist) is married to a bird enthusiast and professional cosplayer. And the aforementioned critic later becomes a white supremacist apologist. This all happens in five years.