Toby Joe Turner


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Toby Joe Turner, better known by his YouTube handle Tobuscus, is an American comedian and vlogger who produces and hosts a variety of online video content, including comedy skits, gaming reviews and the daily vlog series LazyVlogs.

Online History

On June 23rd, 2006, Turner uploaded his first video to the Tobuscus channel,[14] featuring a comedy sketch in which he uses a time manipulating remote control during a game of poker (shown below). Over the next 10 years, the video received upwards of 870,000 views and 5,600 comments.

In 2008, Turner moved to Los Angeles, California. On January 23rd, 2010, the romantic comedy film New Low was released, in which Turner plays a stand-up comedian named Dave (shown below).

Literal Trailers

On December 8th, 2009, Turner uploaded the first in his Literal Trailers series, featuring a parody song about the film Clash of the Titans (shown below). In seven years, the video gathered more than 4.2 million views and 5,800 comments.


On August 11th, 2010, Turner began his "LazyVlog" series on the TobyTurner YouTube channel, where he documents his daily life activities (shown below, left). On July 31st, 2011, TobyTurner uploaded a video featuring children from The Fine Brothers' "Kids React" series at the annual VidCon conference as a LazyVlog, which gathered upwards of 1.6 million views and 6,800 comments in the next five years (shown below, right).

In one of his LazyVlogs, Turner revealed that the name "Tobuscus" was given by his friend Lance while they were performing in a play together (shown below).


In July 2010, Turner launched the TobyGames YouTube channel, featuring footage of Turner playing and reviewing various video games. Over the next six years, the channel received more than 1.9 billion views and 6.8 million subscribers.

Game First Posted Last Posted Total Parts  Completion Status
Halo: Reach September 22, 2010  November 11, 2010 51 Complete
StarCraft II October 8, 2010 October 30, 2010 22 Incomplete
Fallout: New Vegas October 19, 2010 January 24, 2011 100 Incomplete
Call of Duty: Black Ops November 9, 2010 December 7, 2010 35 Complete
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood November 16, 2010 February 17, 2011 98 Complete
Amnesia: The Dark Descent December 11, 2010 February 1, 2011 55 Complete
Dead Space 2 January 30, 2011 April 4, 2011 67 Complete
LittleBigPlanet 2 February 12, 2011 May 26, 2011 32 Incomplete
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Online) February 16, 2011 February 18, 2011 3 N/A
BulletStorm February 23, 2011 April 14, 2011 43 Complete
Halo: Reach (Online) March 2, 2011 March 6, 2011 3 N/A
Homefront March 16, 2011 April 8, 2011 22 Complete
Crysis 2 March 22, 2011 May 25, 2011 59 Complete
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Justine (DLC)  April 14, 2011 May 14, 2011 13 Incomplete
Gears of War 3 (Multiplayer Beta) April 18, 2011 April 20, 2011 3 N/A
Portal 2 April 19, 2011 June 10, 2011 54 Complete
Brink May 10, 2011 May 13, 2011 4 Incomplete
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean May 14, 2011 May 27, 2011 11 Incomplete
L.A. Noire May 18, 2011 September 29, 2011  121 Incomplete
Duke Nukem Forever June 16, 2011 August 31, 2011 69 Complete
Terraria June 17, 2011 February 9, 2012 208 N/A
FEAR 3 June 24, 2011 August 1, 2011 39 Complete
Deus Ex: Human Revolution August 31, 2011 September 18, 2011 17 Incomplete
Dead Island September 7, 2011 December 6, 2011 81 Incomplete
Left 4 Dead 2 September 28, 2011 October 7, 2011 10 Complete
Words with Friends October 9, 2011 October 14, 2011 6 N/A
Batman: Arkham City October 19, 2011 November 1, 2011 14 Incomplete
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception November 2, 2011 March 27, 2012 51 Complete
Skyrim November 17, 2011 October 5, 2012 323 Incomplete
Assassin's Creed: Revelations December 4, 2011 February 16, 2012 75 Complete
Limbo February 10, 2012 February 16, 2012 26 Complete
Rayman Origins February 17, 2012 March 3, 2012 16 Incomplete
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword March 28, 2012 June 24, 2012 81 Incomplete
Street Fighter X Tekken March 7, 2012 March 11, 2012 5 Incomplete
Diablo 3 (Beta) April 24, 2012 April 25, 2012 2 N/A
Bloodforge April 28, 2012 May 3, 2012 6 Incomplete
War Inc. April 29, 2012 June 6, 2012 6 N/A
Max Payne 3 May 16, 2012 June 4, 2012 19 Incomplete
Slender August 9, 2012 September 26, 2012 10 N/A
The Walking Dead September 29, 2012 December 4, 2012 60 Complete
Black Mesa October 7, 2012 October 13, 2012 7 Incomplete
Dishonored October 13, 2012 November 4, 2012 22 Incomplete
Need for Speed: Most Wanted November 4, 2012 November 4, 2012 1 Incomplete
Assassin's Creed III November 5, 2012 December 6, 2012 31 Incomplete
Far Cry 3 December 2, 2012 March 6, 2013 90 Complete
Just Dance 4 December 5, 2012 December 22, 2012 2 N/A
Haunt December 24, 2012 December 27, 2012 4 N/A
Halo 4 December 28, 2012 January 9, 2013 12 Incomplete
Planetside 2 December 29, 2012 January 15, 2013 5 Incomplete
Dead Space 3 February 7, 2013 March 12, 2013 29 Incomplete


On September 22, 2011 Toby uploaded his first Minecraft video titled "Minecraft – BROTHER PIG – Part 1" to TobyGames, which subsequently became his longest running and most popular playthrough. On November 19th, 2011, Turner uploaded a video featuring the Mincraft Enderman, which gained over 7.8 million views and 14,800 comments in the next five years.


In September, 2010, Turner launched the cutewinfail[5] channel, which features various videos placed under the categories "cute," "win" or "fail." As of April 2016, the channel has accumulated upwards of 64 million video views and 229,700 subscribers.

Turner has appeared in the Annoying Orange cartoon aired on Cartoon Network as the scientist named Nerville (Shown below, left) and in various commercials, including an ad for the food Hot Pockets (shown below, right).

Tobuscus Adventures: The Game

On May 21st, 2013, Turner announced the release of the mobile game Tobuscus Adventures[13], featuring Turner as a wizard character in a world populated by zombies (shown below).

Quotes and Catchphrases

"Black, Red and White"

At the beginning and end of each LazyVlog, Turner will often place his finger of over the lens of his camera in order to cause the camera feed to go black and red as he slowly removes his finger, then white as the camera readjusts to the ambient light. This method effectively gives Toby an "Intro of Darkness, then Redness, then Whiteness!", a phrase which he commonly adapts depending on the surroundings and kind of video. Additionally, the colors black, red, and white have been made Toby's "colors".[8]


Turner frequently utters the words "hot hot hot" in succession when encountering an attractive woman.[9]

"Roll the Next Clip Steven!"

Steven is Turner's imaginary employee who he constantly orders to "roll the next clip" in CuteWinFail videos. This phrase has since been adopted by fans reacting to Turner's videos in comment sections.

Badadododododododododo SUBSCRIBE!

At the end of his daily LazyVlogs, Turner is known to sign off by saying "Badadododododododo SUBSCRIBE."

Gaming catchphrases

Turner's gaming videos also feature several specific catchphrases. Every video almost always starts with "Hello once again, Audience!" and ends with "I gotta pause it. Thanks for watching! Click annotation on the top right to watch next video. Bless your face. If you sneezed during this video bless you. Peace off. Boop!".
For more situational quotes, Toby is known to scream "God dangit!" when he fails or dies in the game:


Rape Allegations

On April 8th, 2016, vlogger AprilEfff published a blog post on Tumblr[20] accusing Turner of emotional, physical and sexual abuse while they had dated several years prior. In the post, she claims Turner emotionally manipulated her for years and drugged her with MDMA at one point. That day, YouTuber DJ Keemstar uploaded a video to the DramaAlert YouTube channel about the controversy, featuring a reading of AprilEfff's post (shown below, left). Also that Day, YouTuber Amelia Talon uploaded a video titled "The Toby Turner story – Standing with April," in which she tells several anecdotes about Turner pressuring her into doing "weed" and "molly."[21] The video was subsequently made private.

On April 9th, Turner's ex-girlfriend and fellow vlogger Jaclyn Glenn uploaded a video titled "Toby Turner Rape Allegations," in which she revealed that while Turner was a terrible boyfriend, she didn't believe he was a criminal or rapist (shown below, left). On April 9th, YouTuber Pyrocynical posted a video titled "Keemstar and Tobuscus Rant," which encouraged people to not jump to conclusions without adequate evidence, criticized the use social media in lieu of law enforcement and derided herd mentality on the internet (shown below, right).

On April 11th, Turner posted a video titled "The Truth," in which he calls the allegations "false" and says he never did anything "without her consent" (shown below, left). The same day, YouTuber Philip DeFranco posted a video about the controversy, in which he reveals that while he thinks Turner is likely abusive a drug addict, he isn't sure if he is a rapist (shown below, right).

Also on April 11th, YouTuber Melanie Murphy posted a video titled "Sexual Consent & MY Time With Toby," in which she revealed that while her relationship with Turner was "toxic and destructive" and that he cheated on her, she was never abused or raped (shown below).

Search Interest

External Refernces

[1] IMDb – Toby Turner

[2] YouTube – TobyTurner's Channel

[3] Toby Turner (via Wayback Machine) – Toby Turner's Bio

[4] YouTube – TobyGames' Channel

[5] YouTube – cutewinfail's Channel

[6] iTunes – Toby Turner

[7] Bradshaw's Blog – Tobuscus and iJustine Are Dating?! Dispelling The Rumors

[8] ForHumanPeoples (via Wayback Machine) – Darkness, Redness and Whiteness Posters

[9] YouTube – HOTHOTHOT – TobyTurner hotness

[10] YouTube – I'M A BIRD MOTHA' F****** REMIX! / 3-28-2011

[11] Spreadshirt – I'M A BIRD MOTHA F***** Shirt (page unavailable)

[12] YouTube – TobyTurnerAudience's channel

[13] Tobuscus Adventures: The Game – Tobuscus Adventures

[14] Regular Channel

[15] Vlogging Channel

[16] Gaming Channel

[17] Website (via Wayback Machine)

[18] Twitter

[19] Facebook

[20] Tumblr – AprilEfff

[21] YouTuber -Amelia Talon

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