Geoff Thew, better known online as Mother's Basement, is a YouTuber who makes anime and game analysis videos, as well as a self proclaimed "professional shitbag". He's best known for the series What's in a Scene?, where he over-analyses particular scenes in anime and What's in an OP?, where he over-analyzes the openings of particular anime. He's good friends with Digibro, and has made a four hour long debate on whether the anime series "ERASED" is any good.
Two notable friends are Digibro and CannedChicken. Digibro created the Seasonal weebcast but after three seasons of running he handed off the reigns to Geoff.
CannedChicken is a frequent contributor to streams on the Mothers Basement channel, predominantly famous for one day donating over $300 to get Geoff to read Sword Art Online chapter 16.5.
What's in a Scene?
What's in a Scene? is a series where Mother's Basement analyzes specific scenes in an anime, what the meaning, possible symbolism and/or foreshadowing that might be in them, such as when he analyzed the park scene and the symbolism of the color red in ERASED. Another example is the video he did on how to read between the lines in Welcome to the N.H.K.
What's in a Scene? - ERASED's Genius Park Scene (from Ep. 2)
What's in a Scene? - Reading Between the Lines in Welcome to the NHK
What’s in a Scene? – Red Means Dead in ERASED
What's in a Scene? - How SAO Became the Worst Anime Ever
What's in a Scene? - Fixing Yuri!!! on Ice
What's in a Scene? - Rakugo's BRILLIANT Layered Storytelling (Spoiler-Free)
How Attack on Titan Keeps Surprising You
What's in a Fight?
What's in a Fight? is a series where Goeff analyzes great fights in anime.
What's in a Fight? - One Punch Man & Mumen Rider VS. Deep Sea King
What's in a Fight? - The Best Anime Fights of 2016
What's in an OP?
What's in an OP? is a series where Mother's Basement analyzes the opening of an anime series and dissects weather it's good or not based on the possible symbolism and/or foreshadowing that it might or might not possess. He's said that the show was inspired by the older anime YouTuber, (who no longer makes videos), JesuOtaku, when she made her top 10 anime Openings list; even though he liked the video, he was disappointed that all she talked about was the music, because that's all she cared about, and not the visuals, and then realized that there really is no OP analysis in the form that he wanted to see.
What's in an OP? - Baccano! vs. Durarara!!
What's in an OP? - Baby Steps and OP Remixes
What's in an OP? - The Truth Behind Your Lie in April
What's in an OP? - Unravelling JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Part 1
What's in an OP? - Unravelling JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Part 2
What's in an OP? - Spice and Wolf Season One Feat. Aser Peranthai
What's in an OP? - Spice and Wolf Season One Feat. Aser Peranthai
What's in an OP? - Welcome to the Abstract Expressionism
What's in an OP - Remembering Anohana
What's in an OP? - How Haikyuu Gets You Hyped
What's in an OP? - When Titans Attack Part 1
What's in an OP? - When Titans Attack Part 2 - Why Jiyuu no Tsubasa is Better
What's in an OP? - Shiki Halloween Special
What's in an OP? - the Secrets of School-Live!
What's in an OP? - Death Parade's Hidden Meaning (Feat. Popushi)
What's in an OP? - How Strong is One Punch Man?
What's in an Intro? - Gravity Falls' Hidden Clues
What's in an OP? - Spice and Wolf Season Two
What's in an OP? - Hello, Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
What's in an OP? - Space Brothers Part 1 (Openings 1 and 2)
What's in an OP? - The World God Only Knows
What’s in an OP? – How Nichijou Gets You Ready to Laugh
What's in an OP? - Sword Art Online is Worse Than You Think
What's in an OP? - Cory in the House
What's in an OP? - The Best Part of ERASED
What's the Best OP? - FMA Mother's (Basement) Day Special
What's in an OP? - Haikyuu's Breathtaking Animation (ft. Daniel Floyd)
What's in an OP? - How Konosuba and Re:Zero Beat the Pants Off SAO
What's in an OP? - Predicting the Future of 91 Days
What's in an OP? - Death Note's Heavy Christian Symbolism
What's in an OP? - Cause I Feel (Like Doing a Psycho-Pass Video)
What's in an OP? - Mob Psycho 100's Hidden Secrets (Finally)
The 10 Best Anime Openings OF ALL TIME - 100k Sub Special
What's in an OP? - Jojo: Diamond is not Crash ft. Woolie Madden
What's in an OP? - Konosuba's Lovable Idiots
What's in an OP? - Naruto's Best (and Worst) Openings Ranked
What's in an OP? - The Heartbreaking Beauty of Your Name
What's in a Year? - The Top 10 Best Anime Openings of 2016 (Part 1)
The Definitive Top 5 Anime OPs of 2016 - What's in a Year? (part 2)
Top 10 Best Persona Openings - What's in an OP?
What's in an ED?
What's in an ED? is similar to What's in an OP? except Goeff analyzes the Endings of anime rather than the Openings; he does this much less frequently, due to most endings having a lot less worth analyzing than most openings.
What's in an ED? - Everybody Loves Reigen (Mob Psycho 100)
What's in an OVA?
What's in an OVA? is a rarely done version of his show where Geoff analyzes a short OVA anime series.
What's in an OVA? - The Origin of "Gainaxing" (and also Gainax)
What's in a Game?
What's in a Game? also known as What's in a Level? is a series where Mother's Basement analyzes a particular level in a specific video game, such as the revolutionary tutorials in Hitman.
What's in a Level? - Analyzing Gloria's Theater from Psychonauts
What's in a Level? - HITMAN's Revolutionary Tutorials
Uncharted 4 Isn't a Real Video Game (and That's OK)
What's in a Hero? - Why Lúcio is the Best Support in Overwatch
How a Japanese Indie Studio Kicks Bethesda's Butt at World-Building
Did the Decline of Mass Effect Start with ME2?
What's in a Hero? - Sombra's Hidden History (Overwatch Short Analysis)
Why SAO is a Terrible Game, Too
Breath of the Wild's "Disneyland Problem" - Why the Press Loves Zelda
What's in a Trailer?
What's in a Trailer? is a series where Goeff analyzes trailers of games and anime.
What's in a PV? - Mob Psycho 100 (Sponsored by Crunchyroll)
What's in a Trailer? - Will Netflix's Death Note Movie Adapt, or Die?
What's in a Trailer? - Death Sentence for Netflix's Death Note?
Adapt or Die
One of the more recent series on Goeff's channel, Adapt or Die is a series where he takes an anime adaptation and compares it to it's original source material, and analyizes weather it "adapted" it properly, or if it "died.' Keep in mind, an adaptation doesn't necessarily mean that it's adapted perfectly, but also that changes are made if necessary in order to make it fit better with the new medium.
How Spice and Wolf Changed From Book to Anime - Adapt or Die
Will Netflix's Death Note Movie Adapt or Die?
Anime: A History
Anime: A History is one of Geoff's more recent series, where he recalls and analyzes certain parts of anim history, such as the abundance of "magic school" anime just being ripoffs of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Anime Knockoffs - A History
Geoff Thew Rumors
Geoff Thew Rumors is a Twitter account run by Trey Allen that parodies the typical "Did You Know?" fact accounts. He generally posts his "rumors" in response to Tweets by Geoff, claiming all sorts of ridiculous garbage. Trey once also sent a joke death threat to Geoff's PO Box that thanked him for following his Twitter account. Followers of this account are known as "En-Thew-siasts" and all have a rank and title of their choosing.
Pro Crastinators Podcast
Although not directly run by Geoff Thew himself, he does make a regular appearance on the podcast alongside mostly his friends on youtube, with the exception of Ben Saint, whom is a comics author.
Pro Crastinators Podcast: Episode 6 - Remakes
My Japanese Animes/Endless Jess/Drowning in Footwear
MangaPod Book Club
MangaPod Book Club Episode 132: Untouchable (Chapters 0-30)
MangaPod Book Club Episode 159: Sanctuary (Chapters 1-27) ft. Mother's Basement
The Weekly Weebcast
The Weebcast is a weekly podcast that Geoff hosts, it regulary has other anime creatires featured as cohosts including people such as The Canipa Effect, Misty Chronexia, Best Guy Ever, The Pedantic Romantic, Explanation Point, Digibro, and RSSLiam. In 2017 Goeff created a new channel called BasementEscape to upload all of the Weebcast episodes, (among other things).
HalloweebCast - Horror Anime Recommendations ft. Gigguk and Digibro
Space Patrol Luluco - Weebcast ft. Misty/Chronexia, 2BFLiam, Takahata101, and Truongasm
Growing Up Naruto - Weekly Weebcast With Woolie Woolz and Flip Anime
Mob Psycho 100 - Weekly Weebcast Ft. Takahata101 and Weegee Plays
JRPGs Are Like Anime You Can Play - Weekly Weebcast FT. Takahata101 and Tenleid Cosplay
How Pokemon Got Its Groove Back - Weekly Weebcast Ft. Canipa
Star Wars Counts as Anime, Right? - Weebcast ft. SAO Abridged
Spring 2016 Anime Impressions [w/ Mother's Basement, Liam of The Sw1tcher, Best Guy Ever, & Canipa]
Summer 2016 Anime Impressions - The Weebcast w/ Mother's Basement, Best Guy Ever, & Popushi
Fall 2016 Anime Impressions - The WeebCast ft. 2BFLiam & GREATBLACKOTAKU
Great Re:Zero Debate ft. Digibro and Subsonic Sparkle - WeebCast Special
Winter 2017 Anime Impressions - The Weebcast with Arkada and RSSLiam
Anime Awards Post Mortem - The Weebcast ft. Arkada and Miles #MobWasRobbed
Spring 2017 Anime Impressions - Weebcast with Super Eyepatch Wolf and RSSLiam
Super Late GiTS Movie Reviewcast - Weebcast With RSSLiam
Your Name Changed Our Lives - Weebcast with Superbunnyhop and Pedantic Romantic