List of Red vs. Blue special episodes
|Red vs. Blue special episodes|
|Engine(s)||Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo 3: ODST
|Genre(s)||Comic science fiction|
|Running time||Three minutes per episode (average)|
|Created by||Burnie Burns
|Format(s)||DivX, WMV, QuickTime, DVD|
This is a list of Red vs. Blue special episodes and public service announcement (PSAs) of the machinima comedy series Red vs. Blue. These episodes exist outside the main storyline of the series. This list is organized primarily by how Rooster Teeth Productions have labelled their videos; as a result, some PSAs may follow the format of a Special, or some videos labelled otherwise may follow a PSA or Special format, but are not categorized as such.
- 1 Public service announcements
- 1.1 W.M.D.
- 1.2 Armor Cleaning
- 1.3 Point/Counterpoint: Should You Get a Tattoo?
- 1.4 The PDC Video: Hey, Time Out
- 1.5 RvBIAA
- 1.6 A Message to the Science Community
- 1.7 Tax Day Tips
- 1.8 A Very Special Mother's Day Message
- 1.9 4th Of July Safety Tips
- 1.10 Indigestion 2004
- 1.11 Point/Counterpoint: Celebrating the Holidays
- 1.12 Cold & Flu Season Tips
- 1.13 Winter Lames:The Olympics Suck
- 1.14 Lethargy Crisis
- 1.15 Planning to Fail
- 1.16 Holidays video
- 1.17 Let's All Go to the Movies
- 1.18 Go, Go Gadget Video
- 1.19 First!
- 1.20 Small Rewards
- 1.21 Rock Bottom
- 1.22 Columbus Day
- 1.23 Thanksgiving 2008
- 1.24 You Had Me At Halo
- 1.25 Add It Up
- 1.26 Where There's Smoke...
- 1.27 Red vs Blue Holiday Special 2009
- 1.28 Off the Charts
- 1.29 Game On
- 1.30 Bungie Day
- 1.31 Pro-Tips
- 1.32 Upgrading
- 1.33 Bungie's 20th Anniversary
- 1.34 Gamer Etiquette
- 1.35 Online Survival Tips
- 1.36 Higgs Bozos
- 1.37 Voting Fever
- 1.38 Global Championship
- 1.39 The #1 Movie in the Galaxy
- 1.40 Game Changer
- 1.41 I Just Spied In Your Arms Tonight
- 2 Specials
- 2.1 The E3 2003 Video
- 2.2 New York City Film Festival Video 2003: I Love Blood Gulch
- 2.3 The E3 2004 Video: Much Ado About What Thing
- 2.4 New York City Film Festival Video 2004: Real Life Vs. Internet
- 2.5 Old Annoyance Be Forgot
- 2.6 Major Players
- 2.7 Vive la Resolution!
- 2.8 Rules Of The Game (Grifball)
- 2.9 Rock the Veto
- 2.10 Election Night
- 2.11 New Digs
- 2.12 Halo "Deja View"
- 2.13 What I did on My Summer Vacation
- 2.14 Meta VS. Carolina: Dawn of Awesome
- 3 DVD Exclusives
- 4 Microsoft/Bungie episodes
- 5 Special events
- 6 Joke episodes
- 7 Notes
- 8 External links
Public service announcements
Presented like the PSAs and end-of-episode morals of various Saturday morning cartoons, the message is delivered out-of-character by the supposed actors of the series, though they retain their regular personalities.
- Length: 1:11
Grif and Simmons attempt to present a warning about weapons of mass destruction as if they were a drug, advising viewers not to fall into peer pressure. However, they are repeatedly interrupted by Church sniping at them.
- Length: 0:34
Point/Counterpoint: Should You Get a Tattoo?
- Length: 3:37
Church and Grif provide a Point/Counterpoint session on the subject of getting a tattoo. Church argues against tattoos, while Grif argues for them. Using a bulleted list, Church notes simply that tattoos are permanent, and that all people are idiots, so therefore in ten years will regret their decision. Grif in turn counters that as long as viewers make good choices and avoid clichés such as barbed wire, band logos and Asian lettering and symbols, tattoos are cool. After attempting to display Grif's poor expertise on the subject by revealing he has the comic book character Blade tattooed to his neck, Church suggests viewers get tattoos of their "favorite online cartoon", followed by images of Strong Bad and Penny Arcade and Church taking offense.
The PDC Video: Hey, Time Out
- Length: 5:30
As the Reds and Blues battle in front of the Red base, Simmons declares his need to leave. Following teasing from Grif and Donut, Simmons reveals his specific reason: to attend the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference back on Earth. As Grif demands an incredulous Donut cease fire, the Blues overhear mention of the corporation, and in turn stop shooting to approach the Reds. While Donut wonders how a single company can briefly stop a war, Sarge arrives to demand why the battle has stopped. He then reveals that he used to write speeches for Steve Ballmer, including the one Ballmer used at the last Conference, in which he chanted "Developers, developers, developers" multiple times. Due to a conflict over the exact number of times in which the word should have been repeated, Sarge was demoted to serve in Blood Gulch.
- Length: 3:39
In a parody of the RIAA, the teams formally announce their intention to sue everybody who has ever visited the official Red vs. Blue website. As piracy of free videos is blamed for the declining sales of a then-unavailable DVD, it is said that $45 million is the expected judgment per case. Though Grif is the only one to argue against the logic of such action, his points are immediately ignored, and Church notes the intentions to sue him and other Red vs. Blue cast members in the process.
A Message to the Science Community
- Length: 2:47
After an interrupted introduction, the teams complain about the number of NASA-sent space exploration rovers in the gulch, noting it would be much easier to call them using a phone if they want to find out what the canyon is like. The rovers are seen terrorizing the inhabitants of the gulch, as Caboose is frightened by a rover's large claw, and Sheila must fend off multiple drones hitting on her. All but Grif are annoyed, as he has been able to adjust a rover to effectively make him a high-powered skateboard, and makes a ramp.
Tax Day Tips
- Length: 2:05
Tucker comes across Sarge, who is upset after learning he is in millions of dollars of tax debt to the Internal Revenue Service. Doc attempts to offer advice, but ends up getting shot at when he suggests deducting weapons and vehicles claiming they actually have to use them first.
A Very Special Mother's Day Message
- Length: 3:12
Unhelpful viewers tips are given on what to buy mothers for Mother's Day, beginning with a display of what could go wrong, where Grif has bought his mother, roleplayed by Simmons, a series of gifts the latter despises. A scene is then shown in which Caboose, as the son, has made Donut, as his mother, a coffee mug which has already been broken and left elsewhere and all his money has been spent on Yu-Gi-Oh! cards instead of a gift. Satisfied with the performances, Sarge then suggests an assortment of possible gifts using a scrolling list which moves too quickly to be read.
4th Of July Safety Tips
- Length: 3:08
Church, Donut, and Caboose present various fireworks safety tips for the 4th Of July. As the scenes progress, Caboose commonly has mistaken a grenade for another object related to fireworks, leading to a large explosion. The safety tips culminate in Caboose accidentally shooting Donut with a bottle rocket, played by Sheila. At the end, Caboose plants a grenade in Church's lower armor, causing Church to growl at Caboose, who then says "Simmons did it!" Simmons then yells "What are you talking about? I wasn't even in this video!"
- Length: 3:01
For Thanksgiving, Sarge announces his plan to outdo the turducken with his own improbably complex creation, while Grif and Church try to point out the difference between Red vs. Blue and Red and Blue states to confused viewers as the 2004 general election loomed.
Point/Counterpoint: Celebrating the Holidays
- Full title: "A Special Holiday Message"
- Length: 4:55
In another Point/Counterpoint debate, Church argues against celebrating Christmas, while Grif argues for it.
Cold & Flu Season Tips
- Length: 3:50
Grif and Simmons present various tips to combat the cold and flu, though they have little expert knowledge of the subject. To supplement this, Doc appears to offer his own advice, though it becomes obvious that he considers many of the side effects of O'Malley's possession of him to be common ailments that are met with the cold and flu, along with a series of listed effects. It is revealed that Caboose has been suffering from avian influenza, from which he believes he can fly, and falls off a rock trying to demonstrate his ability. Finally, Donut advises to stay warm and avoid computer viruses. As Grif pretends to be sick himself, Sarge prepares his own unorthodox treatments.
Winter Lames:The Olympics Suck
- Length: 2:55
Church and Simmons appear to suggest improvements to the Olympic Games to attract viewers after the boring 2006 Winter Olympics. First criticizing the new events, new ideas for games and improvements to previous ones are added by Sarge, among them the "Rocket Luge", the slalom using laser gates, and an increase in the number of polar bears.
- Length: 2:58
Planning to Fail
- Length: 2:53
- Release date: October 20, 2006 (sponsors), October 23, 2006 (general)
Grif, Simmons and Sarge share their plans for dealing with a zombie invasion with Doc, while the Blue Team pretends to be zombies to scare the Reds so they can capture the Red flag.
- Full title: "You Know What We Mean"
- Length: 3' 08"
- Release date: December 12, 2006 (Xbox Live Marketplace), December 30, 2006 (sponsors), January 2, 2007 (general)
Simmons and Grif attempt to wish their viewers a Merry Christmas, but Doc warns them to be politically correct in order not to offend those who do not celebrate Christmas, and succeeds in convincing Simmons. Sarge ignores these warnings, but cannot complete his greeting due to various Xbox 360 features interrupting him, as the video was originally released for download to the console.
Let's All Go to the Movies
- Length: 3:08
- Release date: December 16, 2006 (sponsors), December 18, 2006 (general)
Church and Grif introduce a series of common mistakes made by moviegoers. Each of the situations features the characters at a movie theater watching the Halo Wars preview. In Situation #1, Andy complains loudly about the previews. In Situation #2, Caboose drinks too much of a small soda and needs to go to the bathroom, but the others won't let him out into the aisle. Later, he needs to go again, but eventually says he doesn't need to anymore, implying that he has wet himself. In Situation #3, Grif's sister annoys everyone by talking on her cell phone. It turns out she is talking to Donut, who is in the same theater. Finally, in Situation #4, Tucker's alien baby causes a racket, causing Simmons to berate Tucker. The baby responds by tearing out Simmons' spine. The PSA ends with Church describing his intent to go to a movie and videotape it. He and Grif then ironically lament that people who talk during the movie, "ruin the industry".
Go, Go Gadget Video
- Length: 3:29
- Release date: February 7, 2007 (sponsors)
Grif and Simmons complain of the constantly advancing state of current technology, seemingly rendering each device obsolete shortly after release. Sarge argues that the best way for a gadget to remain high-tech is to never make it into the public's hands, and that money should be contributed to items that "don't exist, and hopefully never will". Some examples are HHD DVVDD BVD players, Red-ray discs and MP48s.
- Release date: June 24, 2008
Church and Caboose present a series of examples of forum posts they'd like to see people start using, parodying stereotypical forum posts across a number of topics. Periodically, they switch to Sarge talking to Lopez about the plot of Lost.
- Release date: July 28, 2008
Simmons introduces the achievement function from the Xbox 360 into Red vs. Blue, however Grif disapproves of this saying that they are stupid. Sarge arrives and upon discovering that Simmons got an achievement for making fun of Grif, he melee attacks Grif. The first hit earns him an achievement, but upon realizing that they can only be earned once, Sarge becomes upset and leaves. Grif then earns an achievement stating that there is no air in his suit. Subsequently he chokes and Simmons tells him that the achievements see all. They are interrupted by Caboose who declares that he has made "achievables" for Blue Team, and gives them to himself by saying "Bleep Bloop". Simmons becomes angry and leaves. The screen goes to the normal outro, but the video shows the episode goes on. After a few seconds the "Secret Bloop" is discovered, and if the user waits until the end of the video, they earn the "Last two minutes of my life back" achievement.
- Release date: October 6, 2008
The Red Team discusses the current financial crisis and prepares to offer suggestions on how to cope with the situation. Instead, Sarge and the Blue Team break in, discussing the bankruptcy of the Blue Team due to unsound financial decisions they had made and how the Red Team must bail them out. Not bearing to hear this, Grif runs to the pawn shop to pawn his gun and armor before the bank takes it away.
- Release date: October 16, 2008
While the rest of the Red Vs. Blue team attempts to set up for Chapter 17 of Reconstruction, Caboose presents a PSA on Columbus Day. However, Caboose's attempts to discuss said holiday are full of misunderstandings and general absurdity, eventually leading a frustrated Simmons to turn off the camera and end the PSA. This video was released only to sponsors, but is also on the Reconstruction DVD.
- Length: 3:51
- Release date: November 27th, 2008
Following the events of Reconstruction, the Reds sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving. Sarge attempts to follow the traditions of the first Thanksgiving, but with his only resources being first-grade reports he found online, makes some noticeable errors. Simmons set him straight about the spirit of Thanksgiving, inviting Caboose over to share the meal. Each character then presents a dish from their own culture.
You Had Me At Halo
- Length: 2:57
- Release date: January 14, 2009
Simmons and Grif go to Caboose to find out why he is crying. He says that day was Valentine's Day, and on that day, he had a "tradition" with Church: whenever Caboose tried to greet Church "Happy Valentine's Day!", Church would reply "Get the fuck away from me!" and literally tears Caboose's heart out. Now that Church disappeared, Caboose has no one to continue the "tradition", so Simmons volunteers to make fun of him.
Add It Up
- Length: 3:32
- Release date: April 1, 2009
Sarge, Simmons and Caboose discuss the sixth anniversary of Rooster Teeth Productions. Specifically, Simmons mentions that the community has built a total of a millennium in online time, leading the others to briefly believe the users possess immortality of some kind. After a quick comparison of what the community has done with its time compared to the rest of the world, the three look forward to the future discoveries to be made.
Where There's Smoke...
- Length: 3:25
- Release date: July 20, 2009
Simmons and Sarge present a series of fire safety tips to the viewers, all of which are completely unsafe and illogical. In the end, their demonstration causes their set to catch on fire. The end of the video is dedicated "In loving memory of the Red Team 2003–2009".
Red vs Blue Holiday Special 2009
This trilogy of videos were released over the holiday season of 2009 on Halo Waypoint, and was then released later of the RvB website.
In part 1, Sarge is forced by command to use some of the nearly 800 days of holiday time that he has stockpiled. Due to Grif having used all of his and Simmons' holiday time, the two remaining Red soldiers have to stay behind, but are then transferred to a snowbound base by command for the festive season.
In part 2, the Reds find that there is no heating in the base. To make matters worse for Simmons, Grif has signed up to every religion, so that he can have six days of rest per week, with the exception of Mondays. The Blue team, composed of Tucker, Caboose and Epsilon-Church, have also been transferred to a nearby base, due to the transfer of the Red team. They too are cold, and decide to attack the Reds.
Part 3 starts with Sarge sunbathing on the beach at Zanzibar, when he receives an urgent phone call from Simmons. Grif is refusing to help defend the base, due to his new beliefs, so Sarge offers up an unhelpful plan. Simmons eventually decides to negotiate with the Blues, who admit they are only attacking in order to keep warm, which Simmons uses to negotiate a ceasefire for the holiday. The episode ends with the teams standing around a large fire, remembering previous mishaps, and wishing each other a happy holiday.
Off the Charts
- Length: 3:05
- Release date: May 3, 2010
As the cast prepares for episode 5 of Revelation, Sarge and Simmons discuss the fact that Mashable identified their show as having the largest male audience of any online show, deciding this means their show is the manliest of them all. To back up their point, they show user photos from their fanbase and poke a little fun at them and their supposed "manliness", including a picture of Rooster Teeth staff member Gustavo Sorola.
- Length: 3:52
- Release date: June 14, 2010
Grif and Simmons discuss the video game industry aspects of website reviews, content ratings and the purchasing process, including downloadable content, with their usual snark and a little merchandise promoting.
- Full title: "Halo "Deja View""
- Length: 5'08"
- Release date: July 7, 2010
Red Team gathers to discuss a memo from Command, telling them they're all going home. Grif, believing this to mean the war is over, eagerly hops on the arriving and transport and flies off, trading pot-shots with the Blues as a farewell. As the games switches over to Halo Reach, the order instead turns out to mean Blood Gulch, causing Grif to break down crying. After showing off some of the new armor abilities, Simmons then shows Grif around and the two deal with a Blue attack using Simmon's hologram ability. Sarge then steals the Blue flag with a jetpack and flies to a view of the expanded territory of the canyon.
- Length: 3:00
- Release date: September, 2010
Sarge and Church offer some tips for up-and-coming online video makers, which turn out to be very poor and useless.
- Length: 2:35
- Release date: October 25, 2010
In a Point-Counterpoint edition, Sarge and Church debate the merits of immediately upgrading technology when the new version comes out. Sarge argues for upgrading, making an unusual analogy involving a velociraptor while Church argues for waiting, citing Caboose whose armor is trapped in invisibility mode from the Halo: Reach beta.
Bungie's 20th Anniversary
- Length: 3:21
- Release date: June 22, 2011
Sarge gains the blue flames on his helmet and wonders if it is worse to be on fire or to be blue. Simmons and Church talk about Bungie Aerospace but have had there scenes removed. Tucker talks about the Bungie Day Steaktacular competition and the auction.
- Length: 3:16
- Release date: August 22, 2011
Sarge and Church offer some tips for viewers about how to avoid awkward situations when gaming with people in the same room.
Online Survival Tips
- Length: 4:10
- Release date: June 26, 2012
Sarge and Church show the viewers the basics on how to safely surf the net using Simmons, Grif, and Caboose as examples.
- Length: 3:31
- Release date: July 30, 2012
Simmons, Grif, Sarge, and Caboose discuss the importance of the newly discovered higgs boson elementary particle.
- Length: 3:22
- Release date: October 23, 2012
Sarge teaches Grif and Simmons the importance of voting through song.
- Length: 2:37
- Release date: July 3, 2013
Washington teaches the Reds about the Halo Global Championship which they begin to practice for.
The #1 Movie in the Galaxy
- Length: 4:02
- Release date: August 4, 2013
- Length: 2:38
- Release date: September 16, 2013
I Just Spied In Your Arms Tonight
- Length: 4:22
- Release date: December 17, 2013
These videos usually feature the cast in-character and may make reference to recent events of the main storyline, but are generally considered non-canon.
The E3 2003 Video
- Full title: "BGC E3 Short"
- Length: 2:53
New York City Film Festival Video 2003: I Love Blood Gulch
- Length: 3:16
Tucker and Church go to the 2003 Machinima Film Festival in New York City.
The E3 2004 Video: Much Ado About What Thing
- Length: 2:03
Sarge gathers the teams to make an announcement about the upcoming campaign: that it’s going to be great.
New York City Film Festival Video 2004: Real Life Vs. Internet
- Length: 3:28(NYC Festival Version) 3’ 14” (Public Version)
Church and Grif present a series of comparisons between real life and the Internet.
Old Annoyance Be Forgot
- Length: 4:14
Celebrating Christmas 2004 in the wasteland without Church, the teams reminisce about the previous Christmas, and how he ruined it for them all.
- Length: 2:01
The teams prepare for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Vive la Resolution!
- Length: 4:41
The teams try to come up with resolutions for the first annual "Blood Gulch Resolution-off" as the new year approaches The winners will be the team with the best resolutions; the losers will actually have to follow through with their resolutions. The Blues eventually attack when they realize they have little chance of winning.
Rules Of The Game (Grifball)
- Length: 3:22
- Release date: January 19, 2008
Rock the Veto
- Length: 2:06
- Release date: September 2nd, 2008
Church joins an upcoming game of Halo 3, but disagrees on the type of game that Simmons chose. Church asks Grif to veto, but he is unable to. Several attempts to get Tucker to veto prove fruitless as he fails to respond in time, and the game is accepted. Tucker arrives a moment later, and is dismayed that they were going to have to play Simmons' game. This was the first out of 2 Rock the Vote PSAs made for Xbox live.
- Length: 3:00
- Release date: September 2nd, 2008
The people at Rats Nest tell what the election results were. It showed that most teams voted for themselves, and went on till Standoff. Bill (the second announcer) told Jim (first announcer) that Standoff had 7 players said that there will be a winner this time because there is an uneven number (even though Jim interrupted him to say that as well). When he reports it, he says that the vote was 3 to 3, and the 7th player didn't vote. It turns out the person who didn't vote was Grif as he didn't register. He said it was too hard and couldn't do it, even though Simmons downloaded the form for him. Church even mentions that Caboose voted for a cat, but still managed to vote. This PSA was the 2nd of the 2 made for Xbox Live, and featured Donut and Tex. At the end, Bill asked if he can switch back to sports, saying that in Grifball, there is always a winner.
- Length: 5:38
- Release date: May 22, 2008
The reds and blues pick their new teams and explore the new bases and equipment (Valhalla). The Reds discover new motorbikes while Donut has fun with the "man cannon". The Blues discover several weapon enhancements. Doc has fun with a missile launcher, ignoring his pacifism, while Caboose traps himself inside of a dome shield. Later a new rookie (Probably a replacement for Tucker) on the Blue Team arrives at Red Base to find some "headlight fluid". The video closes with Sarge giving him a bomb, which apparently explodes and kills him off screen.
Halo "Deja View"
- Length: 5:09
- Release date: July 7, 2010
This episode was released on the, to help celebrate the upcoming release of Halo Reach. At the start of the episode, Sarge reads a telegram from command, announcing the soldiers are going home. Grif thinks this means the war is over, and happily gets on the first transport. However, the transport takes him instead to the new version of Blood Gulch in Halo Reach, to the delight of Sarge and Simmons, but to the utter dismay of Grif. To cheer Grif up, Simmons shows off some of the improvements made, including a rocket-launching Jeep, the various armor perks, and the much larger map and greater detail.
What I did on My Summer Vacation
- Length: 3:55
- Release date: July 11, 2011
This is a filler episode that was released in lieu of the next season 9 episode being late. Church and Sarge conversing about the start of season nine when all of the sudden Church warns Sarge to look out for that falling "rock", which was Caboose, falling out of the sky. Then Caboose goes on to reminisce on what he did on the off-season, which was somehow ending up in the Halo Reach campaign mode, for he had been confused for Noble Six. The short clip ends with Sarge telling Caboose that he "specifically" has no idea what he was talking about. Most of the campaign clips of Caboose were the cut-scenes mostly unaltered, the only voice-over was Noble five, Jorge, when he tells Caboose to not touch any buttons in the Sabre and when he throws him out of the corvette's hangar.
Meta VS. Carolina: Dawn of Awesome
In Season 14, a couple of the characters wonder who would win in a fight between the Meta and Agent Carolina, and go to some experts for their opinion. This episode is a crossover with the Screwattack series Death Battle.
St. Patrick's Day Video
- Length: 1:14
Flag Day Video
- Full title: "Raise ‘Em if You Got ‘Em"
- Length: 1:42
In a similar video to the St. Patrick’s Day Video, Donut now tries to convince Doc and Tucker that he is allowed to pinch them for not having a flag on Flag Day. He then suggests such festive games as "raise the flagpole". Available on the season 2 DVD.
Computer Gaming World DVD
- Full title: "What Could Have Been"
- Length: 3:54
Church and Grif explain that, before Red vs. Blue was created, Computer Gaming World included a previous Rooster Teeth video on a DVD and people began visiting their website. Wishing to take advantage of the visitors, they went through multiple ideas for a series, mostly clichéd film genres, before settling on Red vs. Blue.
- Full title: "The Way We Were"
- Length: 5:08
The Red vs. Blue cast display stories of Red and Blue battles from throughout history.
Lost Campaign Ads
- Length: 2:12
In a parody of the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election, two campaign ads for Church and one for Sarge have the characters promising improvements to the canyon, or attacking one another. Available on the season 3 DVD.
- Full title: "Just for You"
In response to the frequent requests by fans for custom videos made for specific events, the cast of Red vs. Blue prepare generic videos for different situations. Available on the season 4 DVD.
Go For Launch
- Length: 2:36
In anticipation of the release of Halo 2, this video was released on Bungie’s website. In it, Sarge shows a video of supposed improvements to vehicles, weapons, and bases in reference to their actual updates in the new game, though they are either ineffective or make things worse from the viewpoint of a soldier defending himself.
- Length: 1:35
- Length: 3’ 57”
The Blue Team traipse through the new maps of Halo 2 in order to find their parked car.
- Length: 1:59
Grif attempts to leave with Simmons to see the launch of the Xbox 360, only to be sidetracked by Sarge.
The Full Circle
- Length: 1:55
After the launch of the Xbox 360, the teams have to deal with various strangers walking through the battle looking to use the console’s special online features. Released exclusively on the Xbox Live Marketplace for download.
Halo 3 Public Beta video
- Full title: "Beta Complex"
- Release date: May 15, 2007
Released in high-definition on the Xbox Live Marketplace and on the general site, Simmons and Sarge, in an attempt to calm down avid fans waiting for the public Beta test of Halo 3, play them a video introduction in which the cast of Red vs. Blue welcome them to the Beta, and point out many of its features as well as possible problems.
- Full title: "Turn On, Tune In, Zune Out"
- Length: 4:22
Available on limited edition Halo 3 branded Microsoft Zune media devices, this video was also created with the Halo 3 Beta engine. The cast go over the various functions of the Zune, though they lament how the local radio stations (in particular three ran by Sarge, Tucker and Doc) they can receive have poor content, and the pictures they can share are only of Sarge injuring Church over and over again.
On July 31, 2007, an unnamed, five-episode series premiered on five retail websites, including those of Best Buy, Circuit City, and Gamestop. These episodes detail the Red Team's transition from Halo 2 to Halo 3; Sarge introduces his men to the new graphics, weapons, and vehicles. Segments are intermixed with comments made by Church and Tucker, who are spying on their activities.
Getting the Call
Sarge calls Church, Tucker, Grif and Simmons together to explain Master Chief's image wants to protected and that a new understudy will be chosen. After explaining the various criteria each candidate was judged on, Sarge eventually reveals the new understudy to be Tex. As compensation, he offers the others roles as stunt doubles with screen tests consisting of them being shot or blown up.
Why are we here again?
The Legendary Edition of Halo 3 contains a bonus disc with vast amount of extra content, including a special re-release of Episode 1 using the same audio, but re-filmed on the Valhalla map in the Halo 3 multiplayer. As the disc containing the video was available to all ages, every curse word was subsequently bleeped.
Heroic map pack
- Full title: "D.I.Y."
- Length: 6:22
- Release date: December 10, 2007
The group journeys through the newest Halo 3 maps. They get a grand tour with Guilty Spark's stunt double, Ralph, exploring the Foundry, Rat's Nest, and Standoff maps, and describing the capabilities of Forge. In Foundry, Simmons creates a mancannon for firing objects at Grif. Ralph explains the layout of Rat's Nest while discouraging Church from touching a twenty megaton warhead. The Reds are impressed by the base in Standoff, which Caboose claims to have created. Ralph concludes by announcing the release date for the maps.
For the release of Halo 3: ODST, a trio of videos was produced featuring gameplay footage and the characters commenting on the new game's features. In the first one, the Reds and Blues get a first look at the new footage hoping to see what "regular" soldiers they would be up against, only be to frightened by the results. The second video has the characters discussing the leaderboard function and the pre-order bonus of Sergeant Johnson. The final video has the teams in ODST armor while Church spins some exaggerated stories about Sergeant Johnson.
- Full title: "How About a Nice Game of Tag?"
- Length: 2:30
- Release date: July 7, 2009
This video was originally created for Microsoft Puzzlehunt 11 but was then used by Rodger Wolfson for Bungie.net users to obtain the Recon armour for Halo 3. It starts with Church commenting about the Puzzlehunt players trapped in the game while Tucker gets shot by Simmons, Grif and Caboose. Next we see Sarge shocked to see that Donut is trapped in a computer. Sarge comments that Donut looks "digitally and computerized looking", although really Donut is in the real world. Sarge calls helpdesk and is told that the players will need to solve enough puzzles to save the world. Caboose says that the alien likes puzzles and wants to play a game like Duck, Duck, Goose except that it involves shooting the characters. Caboose then explains that the alien would have a flag and a jetpack and the players would have to work out what the alien is trying to say. When Tucker asks "And why do we want to play this?", Caboose replies "Would you rather play ... tag?" and the alien throws a plasma grenade at Tucker.
Roger's Recon Hunt - http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=news&link=ReconHunt
These videos were created for special causes, such as DVDs included with magazines, concerts, or expositions, that are otherwise unlisted.
Barenaked Ladies concert videos
- Full title: "Front Row"
- Length: 0:28
Church complains about his poor seats for the concert, and begins to heckle Simmons in the front row.
- Full title: "Midshow"
- Length: 2:27
Church and Tucker introduce a guide to concert-going etiquette.
- Full title: "Sublime"
- Length: 0:44
Church and Simmons attempt to greet the audience, but are interrupted by obvious attempts at subliminal messaging.
2004 Penny Arcade Exposition video
- Full title: "Penny Pinchers"
- Length: 2:49
- Release date: August 28, 2004
The crew runs into obstacles while trying to film an introduction to the convention.
- Full title: "AKon 2005 Rules"
- Length: 3:43
- Release date: June 3, 2005 at A-Kon 2005 opening ceremony
Grif and Simmons talk to A-Kon attendees about the rules to follow while at the convention.
Total Request Live video
- Full title: "I Want my RvB"
- Length: 2:04
- Release date: 2005
Damien Fahey is visiting the Blue team, and tries to talk Church into letting him drive Sheila, when the Reds show up to berate Church for not following the MTV formula. Created to introduce a music video on the show, as part of a special segment done on Rooster Teeth Productions.
- Full title: "The Cash is Always Greener"
- Length: 2:29
- Release date: December 14, 2006
At Grif's annoyance, Sarge uses his opportunity on the Forbes.com website to push his new video gaming/money making service, with testimonials by Tucker and Doc.
- Full title: "Sweating the Details"
- Length: 3:23
- Release date: March 5, 2007?
This video features Scott Guthrie, the General Manager for Microsoft Silverlight. Sarge was expecting Scott to attack the Blue Team but since Sarge considers General Managers as pencil-necked weaklings he decided to paint Donut blue. Scott briefly explains the features of Silverlight before being shown around Blood Gulch. On encountering Donut they let Scott shoot Donut thinking that he would miss. They were surprised to find out that being a General Manager had a lot in common to shooting Donut: being accurate (shooting Donut in the visor), knowledgeable (knowing it was Donut), having fun (shooting Donut in the first place) and being thorough (shooting Donut again then using a grenade on him).
News post on episode - http://nikon.bungie.org/news.html?item=18056
Silverlight projects - http://channel9.msdn.com/playground/wpfe/
Video itself (Video has been removed) - http://channel9.msdn.com/playground/wpfe/rvbplayer/
- Full title: "Cultural Exchanges"
- Length: 3:37
Church, Grif, and Caboose all prepare to head to Scotland for the EIEF festival. Church asks Grif and Caboose to research Scotland so that they do not seem like tourists. When they are unable to find any satisfactory information, Church gets Headquarters to send them an expert.
European Machinima Festival video
- Full title: "Going Global"
- Length: 3:27
- Release date: October 23, 2007
Church and Tucker introduce a series of RvB videos designed for different countries in Europe (and Japan) and comment on them.
- Length: 1:45
- Release date: April 28, 2010
This video was created as a pre-show reel before the screening of Iron Man 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Simmons finds Grif and Sarge standing on the edge of a cliff. Grif explains that Sarge is practicing flying, inspired by the movie Iron Man 2. Grif reasons that like Iron Man, Sarge is wearing red power armor, and has painted the highlights golden to further match Iron Man's suit, so he should be able to fly. Simmons points out that Sarge is missing a critical component: jet boots. Regardless, Sarge runs off the cliff. Grif insists that Sarge will momentarily fly back up, but Simmons goes to fill out a "new sergeant requisition form", as the scene fades to black. A few seconds later, Sarge flies up on jet boots, tells the audience to turn off their cell phones, then flies away.
- Full title: "The Last Episode Ever"
- Length: 2:15
- Release date: 1 April 2004
Released on April Fool's Day and the anniversary of Red vs. Blue's first episode, the episode begins with Grif and Donut crying over the graves of Sarge and Simmons, following the events of episode 28. Sarge appears and explains that he had only been napping, and had escaped by eating his way out of the ground with his spoon. Simmons' ghost appears to give the Red team a warning, but Donut shoots and kills him, explaining that Simmons' ghost is actually "Ol' Man Caboose". Tucker and Doc appear and announce their engagement, over which a French-speaking Lopez, apparently in love with Tucker, laments. Church awakes and realizes that this episode had apparently been merely a dream, when he finds himself confronted by the French-speaking Lopez.
Episode XLV.IX (45.9)
- Full title: "The Greatest Episode EVER"
- Length: 3:58
- Release date: 16 December 2004
Available only to sponsors or on the Season 3 DVD and produced solely by Gustavo Sorola while the rest of the production crew had been out of town. This episode continues or replaces the events of episode 45, though is non-canon, and features paper cutouts as characters while portraying Simmons as a hero.
- Grifball · How to Play
- The segment in which the features of Halo 3 were introduced were filmed using the Halo 3 Beta itself on the map Valhalla, while the opening was filmed using Halo 2, and a brief flashback gag filmed with Halo: Combat Evolved.
- "All New Red vs. Blue Series". Xbox.com. Microsoft Corporation. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-08-08.