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* Music/{{Auryn}}, Spanish boyband established in 2009. They didn't really take off until a failed Eurovision bid in 2011, and still their first album was financed by themselves and their manager before landing a deal with Warner.
26th Jun '16 3:13:47 AM gewunomox
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.

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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark Music/LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.
22nd Jun '16 3:24:03 AM gewunomox
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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands [[UrExample started with]] TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. ''Technically'' they could be considered boybands as well, but when most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below. For fans of 60s pop groups such as Music/TheJacksonFive and TheBeatles, mentioning that said groups presaged boy band marketing in terms of having a spinoff TV show, talking with teen magazines, having [[Main/TheMerch popular lunchboxes/T-shirts/stationary/etc]], and the like sometimes triggers a BerserkButton reaction. The term "boyband" is generally reserved for groups which are assembled by a record company or other entity, whereas most bands form organically (although there are exceptions, in both directions).

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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands [[UrExample started with]] TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. ''Technically'' they could be considered boybands as well, but when most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below. For fans of 60s pop groups such as Music/TheJacksonFive and TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, mentioning that said groups presaged boy band marketing in terms of having a spinoff TV show, talking with teen magazines, having [[Main/TheMerch popular lunchboxes/T-shirts/stationary/etc]], and the like sometimes triggers a BerserkButton reaction. The term "boyband" is generally reserved for groups which are assembled by a record company or other entity, whereas most bands form organically (although there are exceptions, in both directions).
21st Jun '16 1:21:16 PM gewunomox
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Most Boy Bands follow a particular FiveManBand archetype, established by New Edition and NewKidsOnTheBlock, that differs from the traditional one used on this wiki. Whether or not they can actually sing matters little-- that's what AutoTune is for-- and don't get us started on whether or not they can actually play instruments. It is as follows:

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Most Boy Bands follow a particular FiveManBand archetype, established by New Edition and NewKidsOnTheBlock, Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock, that differs from the traditional one used on this wiki. Whether or not they can actually sing matters little-- that's what AutoTune is for-- and don't get us started on whether or not they can actually play instruments. It is as follows:



* [=LFO=] -- A PowerTrio, though they weren't even half as popular as 98 Degrees. However, they ''did'' get the all-important [[NewKidsOnTheBlock Joey McIntyre]] Elder Boy Band Statesman Seal of Approval; he had them as openers for some of his solo shows. ([=LFO=] supposedly stands for "[[BrainBleach Lyte Funky Ones]]".) They are mostly well-known today because their biggest hit "Summer Girls" has [[WordSaladLyrics some of the most random lyrics in music history]].

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* [=LFO=] -- A PowerTrio, though they weren't even half as popular as 98 Degrees. However, they ''did'' get the all-important [[NewKidsOnTheBlock [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock Joey McIntyre]] Elder Boy Band Statesman Seal of Approval; he had them as openers for some of his solo shows. ([=LFO=] supposedly stands for "[[BrainBleach Lyte Funky Ones]]".) They are mostly well-known today because their biggest hit "Summer Girls" has [[WordSaladLyrics some of the most random lyrics in music history]].
21st May '16 10:17:43 AM Doug86
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* DavidLetterman had a parody of boy bands on with the fictitious act Fresh Step (which is actually a brand of cat litter).

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* DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman had a parody of boy bands on with the fictitious act Fresh Step (which is actually a brand of cat litter).
10th May '16 7:55:24 AM Anata
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** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.

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** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in elements
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the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.
25th Apr '16 1:41:32 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Sons of Provo'', which takes the Boy Band idea(using just three, instead) and mixes it with the most humorously ironic thing possible: the Latter-Day Saint lifestyle. "Evercleen", as they called themselves, managed to lampoon several things in both worlds. Well worth seeing, if only for the strange fascination of the idea of an LDS "''boy band''"--or any other religious-pop act.
** errr... think back to the 1970's and there actually ''was'' a boy-band from Provo, Utah, composed of believing LDS members. Family, too. Not ''very'' memorable, those Osmond brothers... [[SarcasmMode can't see them enduring too long or getting too many fans for anyone to want to parody...]]

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* ''Sons of Provo'', which takes the Boy Band idea(using just three, instead) and mixes it with the most humorously ironic thing possible: the Latter-Day Saint lifestyle. "Evercleen", as they called themselves, managed to lampoon several things in both worlds. Well worth seeing, if only for the strange fascination a mockumentary of the idea of an LDS "''boy band''"--or any other religious-pop act.
** errr... think back to the 1970's and there actually ''was''
a fake boy-band trio called Everclean. The group is a parody of the Osmonds, from Provo, Utah, composed their origins (Provo, Utah) to their religious affiliations (Latter-day Saints) -- one of believing LDS members. Family, too. Not ''very'' memorable, those Osmond brothers... [[SarcasmMode can't see them enduring too long or getting too many fans for anyone to want to parody...]]
the members even asks "What Would Donny and Marie Do?" when confronted with a moral dilemma.
23rd Apr '16 9:01:00 AM rafi
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* In spite of only having three members, Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks parodied the UnbuiltTrope as far back as 1959, but especially in their 1980s and 2000s versions. The genuinely aim for the same "tween" audience.

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!!!Anime And Manga
* In spite of only having three members, Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks parodied ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' turned the UnbuiltTrope Matsuno brothers into this for an episode, complete with OtomeGame-styled visual ArtShift. The shift didn't stick for long, though, as far back as 1959, but especially in the brothers had trouble maintaining their 1980s cool appearances while keeping their outdated comedy origins under wraps.
* Parodied in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' with the Yama Arashi, which is a mockery of Music/{{Arashi}}. Except they're '''porcupines'''.

!!!Comic Book
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck tackled boybands in the first issue of the MAX miniseries, when Howard's girlfriend Beverly gets a job marketing a boyband called, imaginatively, the "Backdoor Boys." She finds it suspicious that the songs (with names like "U R 4 Me," "I M 4 U (remix)
and 2000s versions. "Love Puppy") are all recorded and the bios for the band members before the actual members have been cast, but Howard mentions Music/MilliVanilli and Music/TheMonkees as examples of similar "packaging a band name for a demographic segment, Bev, it has nothing to do with actual music or atual people." Turns out that there ''is'' something more sinister going on, as the band members (A.J, B.J, T.J, J.T. and Justin) are actually clones being grown in a vat, and if one band member doesn't perform well he's killed off and replaced with an identical clone.

!!!Film Live Action
*
The genuinely aim for Australian comedy film ''Boytown'' is about a boy band of the same "tween" audience.name from the 80s who, in the 2000s, decide to reform as middle-aged men. Their songs are geared towards the demographic who were teenage girls in the 80s, so their new album has titles like "Picking The Kids Up From School", "Cellulite Lady" and "Dishpan Hands".
* The ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' [[TheMovie movie]] featured a boy band called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ica0S13BTh4&feature=related Dujour.]] To make fun of the effeminate nature of many boy bands, their hit single was called "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Backdoor Lover]]". When they find out that their record label is putting SubliminalAdvertising into their music, their manager (who isn't a big burly dude, but is instead an evil Alan Cumming) tries to have them killed by causing their plane to crash. [[spoiler:They survive, having managed to safely land the plane on their own... only to find that they had landed in the parking lot of an arena hosting a Music/{{Metallica}} concert.]]
* ''Film/RockOfAges'' has the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Z-Guyeezz]] ("[[CatchPhrase Double the E, double the Z, double the flava!]]"), an early (''Film/RockOfAges'' takes place in 1987) parody on boygroups, complete with ridiculously colorful and oversized clothes, and yes, complete with lip-syncing at what's supposed to be a live concert. Their manager even reminds them of shutting off their headset microphones.
* ''Sons of Provo'', which takes the Boy Band idea(using just three, instead) and mixes it with the most humorously ironic thing possible: the Latter-Day Saint lifestyle. "Evercleen", as they called themselves, managed to lampoon several things in both worlds. Well worth seeing, if only for the strange fascination of the idea of an LDS "''boy band''"--or any other religious-pop act.
** errr... think back to the 1970's and there actually ''was'' a boy-band from Provo, Utah, composed of believing LDS members. Family, too. Not ''very'' memorable, those Osmond brothers... [[SarcasmMode can't see them enduring too long or getting too many fans for anyone to want to parody...]]

!!!Live Action
* During the 1990s British boy band boom, there was a short-lived TV sitcom called ''Boyz Unlimited'', about a parody boy band. It's chiefly notable because the writers went on to create another series called ''Series/LittleBritain''.
* Philippine gag show ''Bubble Gang'' has come up with two. The first is the Sex Balls (a parody of the Sex Bomb Girls), who made parodies of novelty songs and theme songs from TV shows. The second is D'Wonder Boys, a parody of K-pop boy bands, fawned over by fangirls who squeal at the smallest things and completely repetitive lyrics.
* The crew of ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' dressed up as a parody of boy band and did a live song. The song started out normally with dancing and [[strike:singing]] lipsyncing at a nice and steady pace. Then [[HilarityEnsues the music skips on a few words and starts to rewind and start over, then proceeding to speed up and slow down randomly.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb_xdL2HT-Y/ Forcing the "boy band" to improvise quickly and beautifully.]]
* In ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', the main character as a child wanted to watch a Pay-Per-View concert of the boy band "Room Temperature." She never got to, but later on, she imagines her crush Josh Chan in a boy band. A boy band made up of four Joshes (each one with a different outfit).
* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' has the Monks of Valenzia, who have taken a "vow of singing" and are portrayed as a boyband. They're led by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, and the other four monks introduce themselves as "the smart one," "the cute one," "the shy one" and "the bad boy (but not so bad 'cause I'm a monk)."
* Less a parody, more an affectionate homage: Season 3 of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', specifically the Valentine's Day episode "Heart", saw Mario's "Let Me Love You" performed as a classic boyband routine performed in the choir room. Interestingly, the sequence involved some revision of the typical boyband tropes; though the lineup included a Heartthrob (Sam), a Bad Boy (Puck), an Older Brother (Mike), a Cute One (Kurt) and a Shy One (Artie), the leader of the group was definitely Artie -- partly because the song was a step in his courtship of Sugar Motta, and partly as a reference to Creator/KevinMcHale's stint in the boyband [=NLT=].
** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.
* Two of ''Series/HorribleHistories''' trademark music videos full-on parody this genre: 'The Four Georges', who sit under moody spotlights to sing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=zPtYmq5qFVA Born 2 Rule]]" (and identify themselves as the sad one, the bad one, the mad one, and the fat one), and '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueFATmD68sg The Few]]', a group of slickly-choreographed WWII RAF pilots who specifically spoof Music/TakeThat.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' created one out of the series PeopleInRubberSuits to sing the DoItYourselfThemeTune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIUqtKZDJic No,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TpzCAaK5no seriously.]]
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': DS Brooks' [[DirtyCop corrupt ex-partner]] cites the numerous favors that he did to cover him during his drinking days, apparently feeling that all this should have warranted Brooks turning a blind eye to his involvement in criminal activities, given that he then blasts him for "letting your boy-band partner come after me", (a derisive reference to the youth and good looks of [[FairCop DS Matt Devlin]])
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' has an episode in which a boy band turns out to consist of aliens trying to get back to their home galaxy. The Middleman has apparently read this page, because he identifies all of them by role.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' gang form the band [=FingerBang=] in the episode "Something You Can Do With Your Finger". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] the FiveManBand aspect (they hold auditions for their 5th member with ''Wendy'' being selected and later [[spoiler: Mr. Marsh]] after Kenny's usual episodic death and archetypes.
* Party Posse featured the [[TheSimpsons well-known heart-throbs]] Bart Simpson, Millhouse Van Houten, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum.
** And Music/{{NSYNC}} appeared in a cameo to [[SelfDeprecation parody themselves]].
---> '''NSYNC:''' Thrust, Spin, Turn; Pivot, Pout, Jiggy; Jiggy, Robot, Do-Si-Do...\\
'''Lance:''' And close with a ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''.\\
''(band members jump as the camera makes a BulletTime sweep)''

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' gang form the band [=FingerBang=] in the UK series ''Star Stories'' contains an episode "Something You Can Do With Your Finger". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] the FiveManBand aspect (they hold auditions for their 5th member with ''Wendy'' being selected wherein boy-band West Life appear and later [[spoiler: Mr. Marsh]] after Kenny's usual episodic death identify as "the fat one", "the thin one", "the one losing his hair", "the cute one", and archetypes.
"the secretly gay one".
* Party Posse featured the [[TheSimpsons well-known heart-throbs]] Bart Simpson, Millhouse Van Houten, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum.
** And Music/{{NSYNC}} appeared in
The KoreanDrama ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'', while not a cameo to [[SelfDeprecation parody themselves]].
---> '''NSYNC:''' Thrust, Spin, Turn; Pivot, Pout, Jiggy; Jiggy, Robot, Do-Si-Do...\\
'''Lance:''' And close with
parody, is basically about a ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''.\\
''(band members jump as the camera makes a BulletTime sweep)''
made-up boyband.

!!!Misc



* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' had Todd, Sheldon and the rest of the Boy's Choir become "Boy's Rock" when he replaced his choirmaster with a Large Intimidating Boss in an episode fairly similar to the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''TheSimpsons'' examples.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has the ''Oh Boyz' in the episode of the same title. A four-man boyband, they'd outlived their popularity (which lasted about a week)with only Ron and Rufus liking them by then. Señor Senior Snr. kidnapped them on Señor Senior Jnr.'s birthday (the plan was their safe return for Junior to be made a pop star). The kidnapping brought back their sales up and they fired their weasel of a manager once the thing blows over. (Two of the band's members were actually voiced by Lance and Joey from *NSYNC.)
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had an episode where a washed up boy band kidnapped a "hip" boy band and stole their faces.
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'' has one uses as part of Candi Shugari's (a powerful demon who mixes cute with evil) plot to eliminate Alex, Riley and Tristan.



* ''TheMiddleman'' has an episode in which a boy band turns out to consist of aliens trying to get back to their home galaxy. The Middleman has apparently read this page, because he identifies all of them by role.

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* ''TheMiddleman'' has an episode in which MitchBenn's Boy Band song: ''Twenty minutes have gone by/since I met these other guys/and we've already had a boy band turns out hit/and you're listening to consist of aliens trying to get back to their home galaxy. The Middleman has apparently read this page, because he identifies all of them by role.it/and I'm sure you think it sh-/ould be number one already''



* Early in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Tagon's Toughs are hired to guard the "[[LawyerFriendlyCameo New Sync Boys]]" -- who turn out to be the holographic creation of a single AI owned by the record company, who ends up "defecting" to the mercenary company. "Ennesby" is still a main cast member.
* The ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' [[TheMovie movie]] featured a boy band called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ica0S13BTh4&feature=related Dujour.]] To make fun of the effeminate nature of many boy bands, their hit single was called "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Backdoor Lover]]". When they find out that their record label is putting SubliminalAdvertising into their music, their manager (who isn't a big burly dude, but is instead an evil Alan Cumming) tries to have them killed by causing their plane to crash. [[spoiler:They survive, having managed to safely land the plane on their own... only to find that they had landed in the parking lot of an arena hosting a Music/{{Metallica}} concert.]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' created one out of the series PeopleInRubberSuits to sing the DoItYourselfThemeTune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIUqtKZDJic No,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TpzCAaK5no seriously.]]
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and its prequel, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' feature fictional boy bands on the Lips 106 radio station with hilarious names.
* In (of all things) ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', boy band Binky is not real... sort of. In concerts, holograms are used in concerts, somehow, without anyone noticing at all. Which kind of begs the question -- who does the singing? (Though, by the sound of the only example of their music in the show, which consists of "wheeowheoowheeo" repeated over and over, it could be YokoOno.)
* MitchBenn's Boy Band song: ''Twenty minutes have gone by/since I met these other guys/and we've already had a hit/and you're listening to it/and I'm sure you think it sh-/ould be number one already''
* ''BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.
-->"I can fix anything. Except '''THAT'''."
* Xbox snowboard game ''Amped 3'' had an ExcusePlot that included one snowboarder joining a French-themed boy band called Mengae a Brahs. Their hit, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNllLkBCcY Bling 4 U]], has a SubliminalSeduction twist.



* ''Sons of Provo'', which takes the Boy Band idea(using just three, instead) and mixes it with the most humorously ironic thing possible: the Latter-Day Saint lifestyle. "Evercleen", as they called themselves, managed to lampoon several things in both worlds. Well worth seeing, if only for the strange fascination of the idea of an LDS "''boy band''"--or any other religious-pop act.
** errr... think back to the 1970's and there actually ''was'' a boy-band from Provo, Utah, composed of believing LDS members. Family, too. Not ''very'' memorable, those Osmond brothers... [[SarcasmMode can't see them enduring too long or getting too many fans for anyone to want to parody...]]
** Kinda like the JonasBrothers?
* The crew of TheChasersWarOnEverything dressed up as a parody of boy band and did a live song. The song started out normally with dancing and [[strike:singing]] lipsyncing at a nice and steady pace. Then [[HilarityEnsues the music skips on a few words and starts to rewind and start over, then proceeding to speed up and slow down randomly.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb_xdL2HT-Y/ Forcing the "boy band" to improvise quickly and beautifully.]]
* The KoreanDrama Series/YouAreBeautiful, while not a parody, is basically about a made-up boyband.



* In Hot Chip's video for "I Feel Better", directed by [[Series/ThePeterSerafinowiczShow Peter Serafinowicz]], a bunch of UncannyValley [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]] called [[XtremeKoolLetterz Kyng, Mar'Vaine]], [[AwesomeMcCoolname Octavian and Popeye]] are attacked by a floating man with the FanNickname "Cancer Jesus", as well as a ScaryBlackMan with EyeBeams.
* In Music/JonLajoie's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijr4rwb2WbE "Pop Song"]] he sort of parodies this (though it's mostly a parody of Justin Bieber).



* In the [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Celebrity Manhunt]] episode of TDA/TDWT, Justin, Trent, Cody, and Harold make up a boy-band called ''"The Drama Brothers"''. Of course, a lot of tropes are played, such as the band splitting in that same episode. The boys also reunited in the first TDWT Aftermath, under the suggestion of Blaineley.
* In Hot Chip's video for "I Feel Better", directed by [[Series/ThePeterSerafinowiczShow Peter Serafinowicz]], a bunch of UncannyValley [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]] called [[XtremeKoolLetterz Kyng, Mar'Vaine]], [[AwesomeMcCoolname Octavian and Popeye]] are attacked by a floating man with the FanNickname "Cancer Jesus", as well as a ScaryBlackMan with EyeBeams.
* In Music/JonLajoie's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijr4rwb2WbE "Pop Song"]] he sort of parodies this (though it's mostly a parody of Justin Bieber).
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Bobby becoming a fan of a boy band, which Hank supports after hearing their supposedly clean, Christian act. Then he accompanies Bobby to a concert and is horrified to discover it's actually LyricalDissonance as their act is highly sexualized.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Can I Be Frank (With You)" thoroughly explores this through a twelve-person boyband named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Boys-12]]; specifically, they show how similar they can be through covering [[DeconstructedTrope every imaginable boyband characteristic]]:
-->'''B1''': "[[BigFun Fat boy!]]"; '''B2''': "[[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Bad boy!]]"; '''B3''': "[[ForeignFanservice Japanese!]]"; '''B4''': "[[TroubledButCute My sister died.]]"; '''B5''': "[[NiceGuy I'm sweet!]]"; '''B6''': "[[FaceOfTheBand I can sing!]]"; '''B7''' "[[BlatantLies Gorgeous!]]"; '''B8''': "[[SweetPollyOliver I'm B8,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I've got the penis of a man!]]"; '''B9''': "[[StoicWoobie My parents got divorced.]]"; '''B10''': "[[WheelchairWoobie Hypoglycemic!]]"; '''B11''': "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs I'm grumpy.]]"; '''B12''': "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs I'm sleepy!]]"
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': DS Brooks' [[DirtyCop corrupt ex-partner]] cites the numerous favors that he did to cover him during his drinking days, apparently feeling that all this should have warranted Brooks turning a blind eye to his involvement in criminal activities, given that he then blasts him for "letting your boy-band partner come after me", (a derisive reference to the youth and good looks of [[FairCop DS Matt Devlin]])
* Less a parody, more an affectionate homage: Season 3 of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', specifically the Valentine's Day episode "Heart", saw Mario's "Let Me Love You" performed as a classic boyband routine performed in the choir room. Interestingly, the sequence involved some revision of the typical boyband tropes; though the lineup included a Heartthrob (Sam), a Bad Boy (Puck), an Older Brother (Mike), a Cute One (Kurt) and a Shy One (Artie), the leader of the group was definitely Artie -- partly because the song was a step in his courtship of Sugar Motta, and partly as a reference to Creator/KevinMcHale's stint in the boyband [=NLT=].
** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.
* Philippine gag show ''Bubble Gang'' has come up with two. The first is the Sex Balls (a parody of the Sex Bomb Girls), who made parodies of novelty songs and theme songs from TV shows. The second is D'Wonder Boys, a parody of K-pop boy bands, fawned over by fangirls who squeal at the smallest things and completely repetitive lyrics.
* Two of ''Series/HorribleHistories''' trademark music videos full-on parody this genre: 'The Four Georges', who sit under moody spotlights to sing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=zPtYmq5qFVA Born 2 Rule]]" (and identify themselves as the sad one, the bad one, the mad one, and the fat one), and '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueFATmD68sg The Few]]', a group of slickly-choreographed WWII RAF pilots who specifically spoof Music/TakeThat.
* The Australian comedy film ''Boytown'' is about a boy band of the same name from the 80s who, in the 2000s, decide to reform as middle-aged men. Their songs are geared towards the demographic who were teenage girls in the 80s, so their new album has titles like "Picking The Kids Up From School", "Cellulite Lady" and "Dishpan Hands".
* The UK series ''Star Stories'' contains an episode wherein boy-band West Life appear and identify as "the fat one", "the thin one", "the one losing his hair", "the cute one", and "the secretly gay one".
* Parodied in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' with the Yama Arashi, which is a mockery of Music/{{Arashi}}. Except they're '''porcupines'''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has the Paisley Sideburn Brothers, a pretty obvious nod to fellow DisneyChannel-associates TheJonasBrothers.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Sev'ral Timez, a boy band who came a decade too late. (The show even got Lance Bass himself voice them.) It turns out that they're actually a group of clones who their manager keeps in a giant hamster cage, and they know absolutely nothing about the outside world as a result.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' brought us [=Boyz4Now=], a group whose concert Tina dragged the entirely uninterested Louise to only for Louise to entirely fall for the Cute member of the group, Boo-Boo.
** As an entirely trivial point of interest, Kristen Schaal who voices Gravity Falls' Mabel and Bob's Burgers' Louise ended up playing two young girls going crazy for a throwback boy band almost back to back.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB!'' brings us "The Sugar Boyz" A fake parody of several boy bands although they only use one repetitive hook no matter what lyrics they sing. Their career is comically ended when all four of them hit puberty onstage. This destroys their voices, fills their faces with acne and gives them crooked teeth, not to mention lots of facial hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has an in universe band called "outta Sync" and another band called Graystar.
* During the 1990s British boy band boom, there was a short-lived TV sitcom called ''Boyz Unlimited'', about a parody boy band. It's chiefly notable because the writers went on to create another series called ''Series/LittleBritain''.



* ''Film/RockOfAges'' has the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Z-Guyeezz]] ("[[CatchPhrase Double the E, double the Z, double the flava!]]"), an early (''Film/RockOfAges'' takes place in 1987) parody on boygroups, complete with ridiculously colorful and oversized clothes, and yes, complete with lip-syncing at what's supposed to be a live concert. Their manager even reminds them of shutting off their headset microphones.



* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' has the Monks of Valenzia, who have taken a "vow of singing" and are portrayed as a boyband. They're led by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, and the other four monks introduce themselves as "the smart one," "the cute one," "the shy one" and "the bad boy (but not so bad 'cause I'm a monk)."
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck tackled boybands in the first issue of the MAX miniseries, when Howard's girlfriend Beverly gets a job marketing a boyband called, imaginatively, the "Backdoor Boys." She finds it suspicious that the songs (with names like "U R 4 Me," "I M 4 U (remix) and "Love Puppy") are all recorded and the bios for the band members before the actual members have been cast, but Howard mentions Music/MilliVanilli and Music/TheMonkees as examples of similar "packaging a band name for a demographic segment, Bev, it has nothing to do with actual music or atual people." Turns out that there ''is'' something more sinister going on, as the band members (A.J, B.J, T.J, J.T. and Justin) are actually clones being grown in a vat, and if one band member doesn't perform well he's killed off and replaced with an identical clone.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' turned the Matsuno brothers into this for an episode, complete with OtomeGame-styled visual ArtShift. The shift didn't stick for long, though, as the brothers had trouble maintaining their cool appearances while keeping their outdated comedy origins under wraps.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' features a three-man band called Fate's Fools. They want to replace female singer Lindsay Pagano as the opening act, making them suspects.
* In ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', the main character as a child wanted to watch a Pay-Per-View concert of the boy band "Room Temperature." She never got to, but later on, she imagines her crush Josh Chan in a boy band. A boy band made up of four Joshes (each one with a different outfit).
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' had an in-universe boy band called The Sulky Boys. You know they're meant to be a parody when all the members' names are two initials (JT, TJ etc.), they dress TotallyRadical and the one song we hear is a SillyLoveSong about math.


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* Xbox snowboard game ''Amped 3'' had an ExcusePlot that included one snowboarder joining a French-themed boy band called Mengae a Brahs. Their hit, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqNllLkBCcY Bling 4 U]], has a SubliminalSeduction twist.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.
-->"I can fix anything. Except '''THAT'''."
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and its prequel, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' feature fictional boy bands on the Lips 106 radio station with hilarious names.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has an in universe band called "outta Sync" and another band called Graystar.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' had an in-universe boy band called The Sulky Boys. You know they're meant to be a parody when all the members' names are two initials (JT, TJ etc.), they dress TotallyRadical and the one song we hear is a SillyLoveSong about math.
* In spite of only having three members, ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' parodied the UnbuiltTrope as far back as 1959, but especially in their 1980s and 2000s versions. The genuinely aim for the same "tween" audience.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Can I Be Frank (With You)" thoroughly explores this through a twelve-person boyband named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Boys-12]]; specifically, they show how similar they can be through covering [[DeconstructedTrope every imaginable boyband characteristic]]:
-->'''B1''': "[[BigFun Fat boy!]]"; '''B2''': "[[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Bad boy!]]"; '''B3''': "[[ForeignFanservice Japanese!]]"; '''B4''': "[[TroubledButCute My sister died.]]"; '''B5''': "[[NiceGuy I'm sweet!]]"; '''B6''': "[[FaceOfTheBand I can sing!]]"; '''B7''' "[[BlatantLies Gorgeous!]]"; '''B8''': "[[SweetPollyOliver I'm B8,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I've got the penis of a man!]]"; '''B9''': "[[StoicWoobie My parents got divorced.]]"; '''B10''': "[[WheelchairWoobie Hypoglycemic!]]"; '''B11''': "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs I'm grumpy.]]"; '''B12''': "[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs I'm sleepy!]]"
* In (of all things) ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', boy band Binky is not real... sort of. In concerts, holograms are used in concerts, somehow, without anyone noticing at all. Which kind of begs the question -- who does the singing? (Though, by the sound of the only example of their music in the show, which consists of "wheeowheoowheeo" repeated over and over, it could be YokoOno.)
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' brought us [=Boyz4Now=], a group whose concert Tina dragged the entirely uninterested Louise to only for Louise to entirely fall for the Cute member of the group, Boo-Boo.
** As an entirely trivial point of interest, Kristen Schaal who voices Gravity Falls' Mabel and Bob's Burgers' Louise ended up playing two young girls going crazy for a throwback boy band almost back to back.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features Sev'ral Timez, a boy band who came a decade too late. (The show even got Lance Bass himself voice them.) It turns out that they're actually a group of clones who their manager keeps in a giant hamster cage, and they know absolutely nothing about the outside world as a result.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has the ''Oh Boyz' in the episode of the same title. A four-man boyband, they'd outlived their popularity (which lasted about a week)with only Ron and Rufus liking them by then. Señor Senior Snr. kidnapped them on Señor Senior Jnr.'s birthday (the plan was their safe return for Junior to be made a pop star). The kidnapping brought back their sales up and they fired their weasel of a manager once the thing blows over. (Two of the band's members were actually voiced by Lance and Joey from *NSYNC.)
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Bobby becoming a fan of a boy band, which Hank supports after hearing their supposedly clean, Christian act. Then he accompanies Bobby to a concert and is horrified to discover it's actually LyricalDissonance as their act is highly sexualized.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB!'' brings us "The Sugar Boyz" A fake parody of several boy bands although they only use one repetitive hook no matter what lyrics they sing. Their career is comically ended when all four of them hit puberty onstage. This destroys their voices, fills their faces with acne and gives them crooked teeth, not to mention lots of facial hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has the Paisley Sideburn Brothers, a pretty obvious nod to fellow DisneyChannel-associates TheJonasBrothers.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' had Todd, Sheldon and the rest of the Boy's Choir become "Boy's Rock" when he replaced his choirmaster with a Large Intimidating Boss in an episode fairly similar to the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''TheSimpsons'' examples.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Party Posse featured the well-known heart-throbs Bart Simpson, Millhouse Van Houten, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum.
** And Music/{{NSYNC}} appeared in a cameo to [[SelfDeprecation parody themselves]].
---> '''NSYNC:''' Thrust, Spin, Turn; Pivot, Pout, Jiggy; Jiggy, Robot, Do-Si-Do...\\
'''Lance:''' And close with a ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''.\\
''(band members jump as the camera makes a BulletTime sweep)''
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' gang form the band [=FingerBang=] in the episode "Something You Can Do With Your Finger". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] the FiveManBand aspect (they hold auditions for their 5th member with ''Wendy'' being selected and later [[spoiler: Mr. Marsh]] after Kenny's usual episodic death and archetypes.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Celebrity Manhunt]] episode of TDA/TDWT, Justin, Trent, Cody, and Harold make up a boy-band called ''"The Drama Brothers"''. Of course, a lot of tropes are played, such as the band splitting in that same episode. The boys also reunited in the first TDWT Aftermath, under the suggestion of Blaineley.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had an episode where a washed up boy band kidnapped a "hip" boy band and stole their faces.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' features a three-man band called Fate's Fools. They want to replace female singer Lindsay Pagano as the opening act, making them suspects.

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* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'' has one uses as part of Candi Shugari's (a powerful demon who mixes cute with evil) plot to eliminate Alex, Riley and Tristan.
* Early in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', Tagon's Toughs are hired to guard the "[[LawyerFriendlyCameo New Sync Boys]]" -- who turn out to be the holographic creation of a single AI owned by the record company, who ends up "defecting" to the mercenary company. "Ennesby" is still a main cast member.
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and its prequel, ''GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' feature fictional boy bands on the Lips 106 radio station with hilarious names.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and its prequel, ''GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' feature fictional boy bands on the Lips 106 radio station with hilarious names.
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* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock: Enormously successful in the late 80s and early 90s, [[TropeCodifier they're the group most people will think of]] when asked "Who was the first boy band?" They became bigger than New Edition by appealing to a wider audience, while New Edition mostly attracted the African-American demographic.
** It should be noted that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys got along real well together for years and, due to that goodwill, eventually even combined into the supergroup NKOTBSB.

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* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock: Enormously successful in the late 80s and early 90s, [[TropeCodifier they're the group most people will think of]] when asked "Who was the first boy band?" They became bigger than New Edition by appealing to a wider audience, while New Edition mostly attracted the African-American demographic.
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demographic. It should be noted that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys got along real well together for years and, due to that goodwill, eventually even combined into the supergroup NKOTBSB.



* Music/{{NSYNC}}: Originally derided for riding the coattails of the Music/BackstreetBoys, they nonetheless proved themselves immensely popular. Their albums ''No Strings Attached'' and ''Celebrity'' hold the second and third spots for highest first week album sales in the US. Where Music/JustinTimberlake got his start, if you don't count ''The Mickey Mouse Club''. Ironically, his solo career has been more popular and critically loved than anything BSB or *NSYNC ever did.
** They were also famous for their self-deprecating sense of humor and self-awareness regarding their public image. They embraced parodies, be it of themselves or boy bands and teen idols in general. As noted multiple times below, they were the TropeCodifier for many of the below parodies and even participated and crafted some of their own.

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* Music/{{NSYNC}}: Originally derided for riding the coattails of the Music/BackstreetBoys, they nonetheless proved themselves immensely popular. Their albums ''No Strings Attached'' and ''Celebrity'' hold the second and third spots for highest first week album sales in the US. Where Music/JustinTimberlake got his start, if you don't count ''The Mickey Mouse Club''. Ironically, his solo career has been more popular and critically loved than anything BSB or *NSYNC ever did.
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did. They were also famous for their self-deprecating sense of humor and self-awareness regarding their public image. They embraced parodies, be it of themselves or boy bands and teen idols in general. As noted multiple times below, they were the TropeCodifier for many of the below parodies and even participated and crafted some of their own.



* [=McFly=] (named after the character from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''), an early 2000 band, largely fitted the mold. They were considered a "brother"-group to Busted that also played instruments on stage and were inspired by [[PowerPop pop rock/power pop]] music. That the band members played their own instruments, did their own songwriting, and mentioned having contemporary rock n roll influences has brought many fans to [[InsistentTerminology strongly insist that they're not quite a 'boy band']] (many fans just don't care either way).
** In the 2010s, the members of [=McFly=] and the two members of Busted who weren't Charlie Simpson reformed jointly as a five-piece called [[PortmanteauCoupleName McBusted]].

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* [=McFly=] (named after the character from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''), an early 2000 band, largely fitted the mold. They were considered a "brother"-group to Busted that also played instruments on stage and were inspired by [[PowerPop pop rock/power pop]] music. That the band members played their own instruments, did their own songwriting, and mentioned having contemporary rock n roll influences has brought many fans to [[InsistentTerminology strongly insist that they're not quite a 'boy band']] (many fans just don't care either way).
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way). In the 2010s, the members of [=McFly=] and the two members of Busted who weren't Charlie Simpson reformed jointly as a five-piece called [[PortmanteauCoupleName McBusted]].


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* Blossom, Bubbles, and Bubblecup from 'WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' are fans of the boy band "The Sensitive Thugz". The first episode revolves around Bubbles winning two tickets for their concert and having to figure out which of her sisters to take.
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