- He used "For the sheer fact" quite a bit in FireRed, but he deliberately stops himself from doing it come Pokémon Crystal.
- He started saying "But I digress" in Kirby's Epic Yarn but told himself to stop because another Let's Player already had that catchphrase.
- Downplayed in one anecdote he relates in episode 4 of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time; his parents gave him a wallet under the guise of teaching him the value of money, telling him to always put his money in the wallet. They would then take whatever money he put into the wallet on numerous occasions when he wasn't looking. In their defense, according to Emile, they did feel terrible about it, but that sure didn't stop them.
- It is also a common occurrence for people to pronounce his name as Emily. Chugga is not amused.
- He also isn't amused at Mimikins, a name given to him by his mom and brought up in Super Paper Mario.
- While fighting Kingfin in Super Luigi Galaxy he gets a Life Mushroom and says: "Hey, thank you! Look at that! How many bosses help you out like that? Kingfin, you are the king, man! [beat] Actually, that wasn't even an intentional...[laughs] I didn't even intend to make that pun!"
- In Majora's Mask's Snowhead Temple (the main dungeon for Link's Goron form), Chugga says: "So this dungeon is off to a pretty rockin' start - I'm just making bad puns without even realizing it now".
- While at the Oho Oasis in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Merri ends up stealing his "shocking" pun and calls her out for "stealing his thunder".
- Quite a few in the Lost Tower in Pokémon Platinum making several "insensitive" puns without meaning to. When he encounters a young couple, he says that whoever decided to go on a date there is a "deadbeat". Later he says that he should be able to use an Escape Rope by tying it to a tombstone and rappelling out the window, and once he realizes how distasteful this is, he says he should cut away "before I dig myself a hole."
- During episode 48 of Ōkami, when he's in the Water Dragon's belly, Chugga remarks that while the scenery and 'trees' are beautiful, the fact that they're the insides of a water dragon is gross.
Chugga: You know, these trees look really pretty, but at the same time when you think about what these trees probably are, it's kind of gross. So they're like, they're pretty gross, is what I'm sayingthey're pretty gross, wow. I didn't even intend that pun.
Chugga: I am such a nerd. Then again, I always get all these comments from girls being like, "You're so cute when you're nerdy." Since when are people cute when they're nerdy? You know what, I think I went to high school in the wrong time time period cause dang, when I was in high school all the girls were like "Eww! You play video games over the age of 5! You're never gonna get laid cause that's so important in high school!" What high school should I have been going to that I wasn't?
Chugga: I'M GOD!
- Pikmin/Pikmin 2: Olimar is a loose cannon adventurer with a thirst for blood, and in the sequel, the President is willing to get his hands dirty at exploring the dungeons. Even more so than Olimar and the Pikmin, to the point of challenging Bumbling Snitchbugs.
- Majora's Mask: The Goron Elder is a Dirty Old Man, Jim is a Badass Bystander, and Zora Link is always trying to get concussions.
- Pokémon Emerald: The player character's dad (Norman) loves Wally more than his own son, Gym Leader Roxanne is a braggart who sounds like Dr. Phil, and many people in Hoenn are okay with making light of the S. S. Cactus's tragic crash and want to rob from it.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf:
- Shari is a time-paradox zombie because Chugga switched which system he was recording on without changing the time, moving things forward a day. And she speaks in a voice that's somewhere between Creepy Monotone and Baked (though the baked part may just be Chugga's cracky voice). As the months go on, she also starts exhibit questionable behavior to the point Chugga suspects she may have killed Amelia. And as of Valentines Day, she may be Yandere for Chugga.
- Pango is a manipulative Jerkass who throws away gifts without a second thought and insults the other villagers.
- Croque as a Jerkass with no redeeming qualities who responds to everything by saying "as if". He could very well be right, since Croque is generally a jerk to Chugga every time he tries talking to him. But then he showed up at Molly's party.
- Pikmin 3, Brittany is a psychotic fruit addict.
- Pokémon Platinum: Dawn is a Jerkass who thinks she's a know-it-all even though she only owns a single Pokémon and garners attention to herself because she wears a sock as a hat.
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon: E. Gadd disrespects his Toad employees to the point where he assigns to them a mansion based around what each Toad fears.
- Invoked during his playthrough of Ōkamiden when he complains about how the Guest-Star Party Member will sometimes Kill Steal an enemy before he can get the floral finisher on them to get monster parts. Chugga, however, wants a more precise version of this trope to be a thing, specifically geared towards only kill stealing from guest party members when its inconvenient ... although nothing has materialized from this request, yet.
- Subverted in his playthrough of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. While he becomes annoyed with the liberal tutorials early in the game, he rather likes Stuffwell, the character who gives them, and wishes he didn't have to be saddled with such a frustrating role.
- The rematch with Pokémaniac Steve lasts around 20 seconds.
- Despite fighting what is considered to be one of the game's hardest bosses at a high difficulty level, he takes down Hades' Heart quickly, and with relative ease.
- Shadoo, the Bonus Boss of Super Paper Mario. After much buildup and having to go through the Flopside Pit of 100 Trialstwice to reach him, Chugga manages to stun-lock him with Bowser's flame breath from the start of the fight. He himself can't believe it's happening.
- His battles against all three of Pokemon Black Andwhite's Legendary musketeers end hilariously quickly, with Chugga only having to throw a couple of balls to catch them.
- In 2009, he did the Mega Man 2 joke LP.
- In 2011, he tweeted that LP #14 would be Pikmin 2. LP #14 was actually Luigi's Mansion, but LP #15, starting the day after Luigi's Mansion, WAS Pikmin 2.
Chugga: (While attacking an Armored Cannon Larva) DESTROY! KILL! MAIM! ...Taunt.
Chugga: Freaking DESTROY! KILL! MAIM...and MAKE THEIR DAYS UNPLEASANT! Kill! Destroy! And then... *uses Galestorm*
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Places and infrastructure
|11 foot 8 Bridge||Try driving a truck under this bridge in North Carolina. Actually, please don't.|
|Agloe, New York||A fictional town in New York.|
|Aroma of Tacoma||"What an incredible smell you've discovered" could have been this Washington city's motto?|
|Avenue Road||Is this thoroughfare in Toronto an avenue or is it a road?|
|Badlands Guardian||A natural topographic feature in Canada, which, when viewed from above, looks remarkably like a human wearing a Native American headdress and earbuds.|
|Beatosu and Goblu||Two non-existent Ohio towns that appeared on Michigan's official highway map as a reference to the University of Michigan and their rivals, Ohio State University.|
|Boring, Oregon||This city's twin towns include such prodigies as Dull and Bland.|
|Bubbly Creek||The branch of the Chicago River that was so contaminated with blood from the Stock Yards that it gained this appetizing moniker.|
|Centralia, Pennsylvania||A town that's been on fire since 1962.|
|Clinton Road (New Jersey)||In addition to having the longest traffic light in the country, the road is also notorious for reported occurrences of paranormal activity.|
|Dixie Square Mall||A shopping mall that stood abandoned for over twice as long as it was in business, until it was finally demolished in 2012. It was featured in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers and became a popular target for urban explorers.|
|Fenelon Place Elevator||The shortest and steepest railroad in the world is (supposedly) located in a town of around 60,000 people.|
|Florence Y'all Water Tower||A NorthernKentucky town's unique "welcome" sign.|
|Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia||All the places that are no longer found in Virginia, such as Illinois County, and a few that never were (including Walton's Mountain).|
|Free Stamp||A really big stamp in Cleveland, Ohio.|
|Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport||Consists entirely of a deeply rutted unmanned strip of soil/gravel and a windsock.|
|Hell and Paradise, Michigan||See also Purgatory.|
|Interstate 180 (Wyoming)||An Interstate Highway that isn't really a freeway at all.|
|Interstate 19||The highway in Arizona is the only U.S. highway marked in metric units as the result of a push in Metrication in the United States.|
|Republic of Indian Stream||An area of land in northern New Hampshire, that was an independent country from 1832 to 1835.|
|Island of California||The third largest U.S. State was formerly an island – on paper.|
|Jackass Mountain||Named – probably – for a muletrain that fell off the edge of the canyon.|
|Jackass Flats||Was the aptly named test site for the world's first (and so far only) nuclear powered rocket engines|
|Jerimoth Hill||The highest natural point in Rhode Island. For years, one of the toughest highpoints in the U.S. to scale, not because of its 812-foot (247 m) height, but because of an angry old man who lived nearby.|
|List of Las Vegas casinos that never opened||What happened on the drawing board stayed on the drawing board.|
|M-185 (Michigan highway)||The only state highway in the country that bans motor vehicles.|
|Mary Ellis grave||A grave that found itself in the middle of a movie theater parking lot.|
|Michigan left||Directions are more complicated in Michigan.|
|Mill Ends Park||The smallest park in the world – 452 in2 (0.292 m2) – is in Portland, Oregon.|
|Mojave phone booth||A public phone booth that stood for several years in the middle of a desert, miles away from any roads or other structures.|
|Mollie's Nipple||There are at least seven of them.|
|North, South Carolina||Hardly near the border with North Carolina, rather more in the middle. Also home of the North Auxiliary Airfield.|
|Pyramid mausoleums in North America||Arizona Governor George Hunt will hereafter be addressed as "Pharaoh George I".|
|Ragged Ass Road||Misunderstood more often by airline staff than the people they ferry.|
|Republic of Molossia||A three-person micronation in Nevada, USA which takes the meaning of the phrase "a man's home is his castle" to new extremes.|
|Monowi||A village in Nebraska with a population of one. Hi, Elsie!|
|Nitt Witt Ridge||A house in California, built out of beer cans, abalone shells, car parts, and other garbage previously tossed out by local residents, is now a historic landmark.|
|Point Roberts, Washington||When defining international boundaries, sometimes a straight line isn't the best solution.|
|Raising of Chicago||During the 1850s, the city was raised on jacks, building by building.|
|Rio Rico, Texas||A city that was ceded by the United States to Mexico in 1977 due to an earlier diversion of the Rio Grande.|
|Rough and Ready, California||A currently populated, unincorporated mining town in the United States that seceded from the Union in 1850, forming the "Great Republic of Rough and Ready". Secession was rescinded less than three months later when its citizens noticed that they could not celebrate US independence.|
|Sam Kee Building||Known as the world's narrowest commercial building.|
|S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania||A municipality consisting solely of a Slovenian fraternity's recreation center, established (in part) to get around liquor laws.|
|Spiral Island||An artificial island, now destroyed, built from thousands of empty floating plastic bottles.|
|Tower of Wooden Pallets||Now replaced by an apartment building, its site remains City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument no. 184.|
|Truth or Consequences, New Mexico||A town that got its name from a game show.|
|U Thant Island||An island in the East River with a surprisingly in-depth history for only being 2000 square feet in area.|
|Wedge||It's harder than you think to construct the state of Delaware with a ruler and compass.|
|World's littlest skyscraper||The result of a fraudulent investment scheme, it's a four-story brick building constructed in 1920 in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, that has only one room on each of its four floors.|
|Winchester Mystery House||A house believed to be haunted by the ghosts of individuals killed by Winchester rifles.|
|Bir Tawil||One of the few places on Earth not claimed by any country. An American claimed it in 2014 as the Kingdom of North Sudan so he could make his daughter a princess.|
|Mountains of Kong||A non-existent trans-African mountain range that appeared on Western maps of the 19th century.|
|Mountains of the Moon||Another nonexistent African mountain range, this time serving as the source of the Nile.|
|Null Island||A fictional island in the Gulf of Guinea, at 0°N 0°E.|
|Republic of Benin (1967)||The shortest-lived state in history; it was independent for only seven hours (07:00 to 14:00 on 19 September1967).|
|Camp Bonifas||The bunkers on this golf course feature machine-guns and landmines.|
|Dahala Khagrabari||India inside Bangladesh inside India inside Bangladesh. Formerly the only third-order enclave in the world.|
|Gate Tower Building||A skyscraper in Japan that has a highway passing through its fifth, sixth and seventh floors.|
|Hallstatt (China)||Proof that China is the world champion when it comes to copying things, even when that thing is a town in Austria.|
|Jewish Autonomous Oblast||In the depth of Eastern Siberia there's a place with street names in Yiddish, even though 95% of its population is not Jewish.|
|Kowloon Walled City||A former Chinese enclave in Hong Kong, known for its extremely high population density, food courts which served dog meat, and claustrophobic dwellings.|
|Love Land||An erotic-themed sculpture park on Jeju island in South Korea.|
|Peace Village (North Korea)||There's nothing more peaceful than blasting North Korean propaganda from a Potemkin village.|
|Ryugyong Hotel||Once, it would have been the world's tallest hotel – except it lacked windows, fittings, or fixtures for over twenty years.|
|San Serriffe||A lesser known island in the Indian Ocean, subject of the April 1, 1977 Guardian newspaper edition.|
|Seikan Tunnel Tappi Shakō Line||The closed funicular that connects a underground train station inside the Seikan Tunnel with a museum.|
|Shingō, Aomori||Did you know that Jesus escaped his crucifixion and raised a family in Japan?|
|Wonderland Amusement Park (Beijing)||The largest abandoned amusement park in Asia.|
|X-Seed 4000||The tallest building ever designed, standing 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) tall and housing 500 000 to 1 000 000 people on 800 floors. It is, however, "never meant to be built".|
|Argleton||A non-existent town in Lancashire, England, that appeared on Google Maps.|
|Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau||Two municipalities, one of Belgium and one of the Netherlands, that surround each other twice and many times over. Some houses and shops are in both countries.|
|Barcelona Supercomputing Center||A supercomputer in a medieval chapel.|
|Beans and Bacon mine||With such little ventilation, visitors may want to avoid any source of ignition. Nearby mines are not to be outdone and have the following names: Mule Spinner, Frogs Hole, Cackle Mackle and Wanton Legs.|
|Bielefeld Conspiracy||The Bielefeld-Verschwörung tries to hide the horrible truth about a city in Westphalia, Germany that doesn't exist... well, maybe.|
|Brennender Berg||A German coal mine on fire since 1688.|
|Büsingen am Hochrhein||A German town that is fully contained within Switzerland.|
|Carpatho-Ukraine||The second shortest-lived state in history (see Benin Republic in Nigeria); it was independent for only 24 hours.|
|Cheap||Not very cheap once you consider it's in the centre of the City of London.|
|Colletto Fava||A 1,500-metre (4,900 ft) hill with a 61-metre (200 ft) stuffed pink bunny on top.|
|Ebenezer Place, Wick||The world's shortest street.|
|Fallen Monument Park||A Russian park best known for its toppled statues.|
|Ferdinand Cheval||A postman, who, for thirty-three years, collected stones while making his rounds and used them to build a surrealPalais Idéal ("Ideal Palace") of astonishing proportions and intricate detail.|
|Forest swastika||A gigantic swastika made of larch trees that went unnoticed for nearly sixty years.|
|Gropecunt Lane||A street name found in English towns and cities during the Middle Ages.|
|Hell, Norway||A town known not only for its name, also for being the birthplace of the only Norwegian Miss Universe.|
|Icelandic Phallological Museum||A museum in Iceland solely devoted to the collection of penis specimens and penis-related art.|
|JASON reactor||The only nuclear reactor in a 17th-century building.|
|Leaning Tower of Suurhusen||Beating the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22 degrees.|
|List of missing landmarks in Spain||Over 60 interesting buildings, including larger castles, royal palaces, leaning towers, city gates which were completely or partially demolished and no longer exist, with their respective articles and images.|
|Llanfairpwllgwyngyll||Or Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, if you want to get technical.|
|Magic Roundabout||Only in the United Kingdom would you find a large roundabout with five mini-roundabouts. (Not to be confused with the "Magic Roundabout"s in Colchester, Hemel Hempstead or High Wycombe – or, for that matter, this "Magic Roundabout".)|
|Märket||A lighthouse built on this island led to a redefinition of the border between Sweden and Finland.|
|Monte Kaolino||A ski resort without snow.|
|Neutral Moresnet||A tiny European region – approximately 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) – that existed for a century as neutral territory between Germany and Belgium.|
|Other World Kingdom||A micronation and BDSM resort whose ultimate goal is "absolute matriarchy" – for all men to be enslaved by women.|
|Pole and Hungarian cousins be||A two-nation proverb often cited, usually while drinking, in both Poland and Hungary.|
|Principality of Sealand||A micronation located 6 miles (9.7 km) off the coast of Suffolk, England, whose population rarely exceeds ten.|
|Reality Checkpoint||A lamp-post with its own name.|
|Röstigraben||The "Coarsely Grated Potato Ditch" in Switzerland, dividing Swiss-German and Swiss-French cuisine.|
|Sedlec Ossuary||A Christian chapel decorated by the bones of approximately 40,000 people.|
|Sexi (Phoenician colony)||An ancient ruins, also known as Sex or Ex, with several Roman-era suburbs, including Pænis, Socordia and Villa Fatuus Maximus.|
|Shit Brook||A culverted stream in Much Wenlock, England.|
|Shitterton||A hamlet in England with a formerly collectible sign.|
|Smallest House in Great Britain||Only 5.49 square metres (59.1 sq ft) in size.|
|Spreuerhofstraße||The world's narrowest street.|
|UFO-Memorial Ängelholm||A memorial to a reputed UFO landing in Sweden.|
|Weißwurstäquator||The "White Sausage Equator" in Germany.|
|Y||The city with the shortest name in Europe|
- See also
|Puyi||He became the last Emperor of China at the age of two and died as an ordinary citizen, ending a 2,133 years of dynastic rule in China.|
|Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei||A female monarch existed in Chinese history before Wu Zetian?|
|World War II postal acronyms||Every Naked Girl Loves A Naked Dick.|
|The Great Stink||An actual 19th-century event in the history of London, where the stench of human stool emanating from the River Thames was so overpowering, that it interfered with the work of the House of Commons and is claimed to have ground the city to a halt. Kickstarted the London sewerage system.|
|The Miracle of 1511||When the people of Brussels protested against their rulers by building satirical and pornographic snowmen.|
|Great Molasses Flood||A storage tank burst and flooded the streets of Boston with a 25 foot (7.6 meter) high wave of molasses.|
|Yang Kyoungjong||The Korean defence of Normandy|
|Tank Man||An unidentified man who achieved widespread recognition after standing in front, and blocking the procession of a column of tanks, the morning after the bloody suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.|
|Dancing Plague of 1518||In 1518 around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.|
|Abul-Abbas||An Asian elephant given to Charlemagne by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid.|
|Cadaver Synod||A deceased Pope was exhumed and put on trial!|
|Pope Benedict IX||He became pope at twenty, and later sold the papacy. He was pope three times.|
|Kottabos||The worlds first drinking game. Care to play? All you need is a bronze "lamp stand" with a tiny statuette on top and some wine.|
|Defenestrations of Prague||When was the last time throwing someone out of a window started a war?|
|Sacred Band of Thebes||An elite fighting force consisting of a hand-picked groups of 150 pairs of male lovers.|
|False Memory||A strange anomaly; tens of thousands of people who have the same, innacurate memory.|
|Hitler Has Only Got One Ball||A quite unusual song from the Second World War.|