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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.
On June 23rd, 2006, Turner uploaded his first video to the Tobuscus channel, 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).
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 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.
Appearances in Other Popular Media
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, 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".
Turner frequently utters the words "hot hot hot" in succession when encountering an attractive woman.
"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.
At the end of his daily LazyVlogs, Turner is known to sign off by saying "Badadododododododo SUBSCRIBE."
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:
On April 8th, 2016, vlogger AprilEfff published a blog post on Tumblr 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." 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).
 IMDb – Toby Turner
 YouTube – TobyTurner's Channel
 Toby Turner (via Wayback Machine) – Toby Turner's Bio
 YouTube – TobyGames' Channel
 YouTube – cutewinfail's Channel
 iTunes – Toby Turner
 Bradshaw's Blog – Tobuscus and iJustine Are Dating?! Dispelling The Rumors
 ForHumanPeoples (via Wayback Machine) – Darkness, Redness and Whiteness Posters
 YouTube – HOTHOTHOT – TobyTurner hotness
 YouTube – I'M A BIRD MOTHA' F****** REMIX! / 3-28-2011
 Spreadshirt – I'M A BIRD MOTHA F***** Shirt (page unavailable)
 YouTube – TobyTurnerAudience's channel
 Tobuscus Adventures: The Game – Tobuscus Adventures
 Website (via Wayback Machine)
 YouTuber -Amelia Talon
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