|Red vs. Blue Episode|
|"Red vs. Blue vs. Rooster Teeth"|
|Airdate|| October 16, 2016 (sponsors)|
October 17, 2016 (RT users)
October 23, 2016 (public)
Red vs. Blue vs. Rooster Teeth is the twenty-fourth and final episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 14. It aired on October 16th, 2016 for sponsors, October 17th, 2016 for Rooster Teeth site users, and October 23rd, 2016 for the general public.
- Burnie Burns
- Geoff Ramsey
- Miles Luna
- Kyle Taylor
- Joshua Ornelas
- Matt Hullum
- Joel Heyman
- Gus Sorola
- Barbara Dunkelman
- This is the longest running episode in the series.
- Donut and Tucker do not meet their voice actors, unlike the other Reds and Blues, in this episode. This is most likely because their voice actors, Dan Godwin and Jason Saldaña, don't work for Rooster Teeth beyond voicing said characters. (However, Dan is still credited as "Donut/Himself".)
- Church/Epsilon does not appear in this episode; instead, Burnie Burns meets Lopez.
- Despite the teleporter always teleporting people with their equipment, some of the Reds and Blues (and Burnie) lose their possessions on teleporting to reality and back to the game.
- The "Black Stuff" running gag is mentioned (and later appears) in this episode. The "Oh, son of a-" running gag also appears in the episode. In addition, after Caboose runs into something offscreen and Sarge berates him, he replies "Not my fault. Someone put a wall in my way." In addition, Lopez understands the situation perfectly and gives a stirring speech about finishing the mission and knowing they did their best, but even Burnie, who voices Lopez, doesn't understand his Spanish.
- While chaos ensues elsewhere in the Rooster Teeth office, Joel appears to give Caboose (who stands frozen, told by Sarge to "hold his position") a speech about the meaning of life... and why everyone should invest their money in gold, continuing a real-world "running gag" about Joel's obsession with gold. Towards the end of the episode, Joel leaves to go count his gold "because that's... what I do."
- The confusion about Tucker's and Carolina's armor color is mentioned on this episode. Miles berates Josh and Kyle when they struggle to tell the difference between the different shades of blue, commenting that Tucker's armor is supposed to turn black after he comes out of the teleporter anyway, and says, "It's not important, because black lines don't matter," angering Josh.
- When Geoff and Burnie brainstorm ideas to put Miles, Josh, and Kyle in their place, Geoff suggests that they convince the three to make a permanent change in their appearance that seems "super-cool" at first but seems "ever-so-slightly less cool" 14 years later, but then remarks that nobody's dumb enough to fall for that repeatedly. This is presumably a reference to Geoff's own numerous tattoos. Burnie replies that what they need a simple solution, but Geoff mistakes this for the Final Solution ("like the Nazis!").
- The episode also contains numerous references to "global cooling" and (positive) comparisons to its reliability. In fact, global cooling was a hypothesis (with little support in the scientific community) that gained temporary public attention in the 1970s but was contradicted by subsequent climate trends. One such comparison has Geoff suggest that they power-cycle the switch that led to the Reds and Blues being transported to the real world to fix the problem, saying it's a proven science like global cooling.
- The Red vs. Blue kill switch actually exists and, according to one member of Rooster Teeth, it was the reason behind the creation of this episode.
- In the part where Barbara Dunkelman punches Tucker for flirting with her, the stance she takes is similar to her Character, from RWBY, Yang Xiao Long. She also delivers the punch with her right hand, similar to how Yang does.
- Vic comments towards the end of the episode, "as an old bald British dude once said: 'all good things must come to an end.'" Geoffrey Chaucer's poem Troilus and Criseyde is often considered the source of the quote. Vic's line may be a reference to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "All Good Things" (although the character Q speaks the line in the episode, rather than Jean-Luc Picard, the "old bald British dude").