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There have been a few videos where cast members of LoadingReadyRun have truly appeared as themselves ([[Nanaimo Road Trip]] is a notable example), but in most cases they portray a fictionalized character based on themselves.  For example, [[The Process]] paints Graham as an egomaniac and a control-freak, whereas the author of the sketch had never actually met him.  Furthermore, Paul and Graham don't live together at all (in fact, at the time this was written Graham lived with Morgan and Bill), but "Paul and Graham, creators of world-famous website LRR" do; similarly, neither wears LRR shirts constantly, although "Paul and Graham" do.  (Paul and Graham also don't sleep in matching pajamas.  Trust us on this one.)  Kathleen doesn't run a Rent-A-Furry site, and so on.  Although not truly reoccuring characters, these doppleganger alteregos represent a form of continuity that ties together disparate LRR episodes.
 
There have been a few videos where cast members of LoadingReadyRun have truly appeared as themselves ([[Nanaimo Road Trip]] is a notable example), but in most cases they portray a fictionalized character based on themselves.  For example, [[The Process]] paints Graham as an egomaniac and a control-freak, whereas the author of the sketch had never actually met him.  Furthermore, Paul and Graham don't live together at all (in fact, at the time this was written Graham lived with Morgan and Bill), but "Paul and Graham, creators of world-famous website LRR" do; similarly, neither wears LRR shirts constantly, although "Paul and Graham" do.  (Paul and Graham also don't sleep in matching pajamas.  Trust us on this one.)  Kathleen doesn't run a Rent-A-Furry site, and so on.  Although not truly reoccuring characters, these doppleganger alteregos represent a form of continuity that ties together disparate LRR episodes.
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Also, much like top teen culture movies, when a teen or young adult is needed for a sketch, the cast, who prefer to spend their money on other things, often play roles younger than they are.  Examples of this are in the videos CCYD, where James, Kate Stark, and Matt play the young campers while Graham and Paul play the 30-something counselors, and D-fer Madness, where Graham plays little Timmy alongside his actual parents, Stuart Stark and Margaret Graham-Bell.  In the LRRcast for D-fer Madness, Graham relays a story about telling Kathleen about having "adults in the video" to which she reminds him about the fact that "we are adults".
 
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Revision as of 22:02, 24 May 2007

There is little to no continuity in LoadingReadyRun's videos - most episodes are a self-contained skit or series of skits that can be fully understood and appreciated by themselves, and what happens in an episode has no lasting consequences. Paul isn't a zombie in the episodes appearing after The Aftermath, for example. There are certain exceptions to this principle, however: some jokes contain references to people and events in other videos, and very rarely, episodes will be a continuation of earlier videos. Although the cast of LRR frequently appear as "themselves", they're really acting out personas that represent the last and most subtle form of LRR continuity.

Examples of Continuity References

Season Four

Season Three

Season Two

Season One

Personas

There have been a few videos where cast members of LoadingReadyRun have truly appeared as themselves (Nanaimo Road Trip is a notable example), but in most cases they portray a fictionalized character based on themselves. For example, The Process paints Graham as an egomaniac and a control-freak, whereas the author of the sketch had never actually met him. Furthermore, Paul and Graham don't live together at all (in fact, at the time this was written Graham lived with Morgan and Bill), but "Paul and Graham, creators of world-famous website LRR" do; similarly, neither wears LRR shirts constantly, although "Paul and Graham" do. (Paul and Graham also don't sleep in matching pajamas. Trust us on this one.) Kathleen doesn't run a Rent-A-Furry site, and so on. Although not truly reoccuring characters, these doppleganger alteregos represent a form of continuity that ties together disparate LRR episodes.

Also, much like top teen culture movies, when a teen or young adult is needed for a sketch, the cast, who prefer to spend their money on other things, often play roles younger than they are. Examples of this are in the videos CCYD, where James, Kate Stark, and Matt play the young campers while Graham and Paul play the 30-something counselors, and D-fer Madness, where Graham plays little Timmy alongside his actual parents, Stuart Stark and Margaret Graham-Bell. In the LRRcast for D-fer Madness, Graham relays a story about telling Kathleen about having "adults in the video" to which she reminds him about the fact that "we are adults".