History Music / RayStevens

16th Jan '18 6:38:45 PM Twentington
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* FallingBass: "Mr. Businessman" uses a chromatic variant, as the bassline in the verses (played on piano) descends by semitones.
13th Jan '18 1:32:24 PM Twentington
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** In "The Day I Tried To Teach Charlene McKenzie (How To Drive)", Charlene's bad hearing caused her to mistake Ray's comment "Don't rev it so much! Take your foot off the gas!" for "Hit that clutch and make it go fast!", resulting in her driving like a madwoman. After Ray gets her to stop, a highway patrol cop who was on the windshield said the same sentence, resulting in Ray going on another wide ride.

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** In "The Day I Tried To Teach Charlene McKenzie Mackenzie (How To Drive)", Charlene's bad hearing caused her to mistake Ray's comment "Don't rev it so much! Take your foot off the gas!" for "Hit that clutch and make it go fast!", resulting in her driving like a madwoman. After Ray gets her to stop, a highway patrol cop who was on the windshield said the same sentence, resulting in Ray going on another wide wild ride.
3rd Jan '18 8:51:30 AM Eddy1215
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* BringMeMyBrownPants: In "The Camping Trip", Ray's wife continuously asked where the restroom was, thinking Ray was joking about going behind a tree or bush. When Ray and his family are running for the lives after encountering a bear, his wife says she doesn't need a restroom anymore.
19th Dec '17 8:52:58 AM Eddy1215
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* NeverMyFault: In "Bad Little Boy", the eponymous bad boy blames the cat he superglued to a rocket for it veering off course and landing in a dog's backyard.
6th Dec '17 6:23:14 AM Eddy1215
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* MicrowaveTheDog: In "Home for the Holidays", Ray has nightmares about seeing his nephew [[{{Squick}} cooking at cat]] in a microwave.

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* MicrowaveTheDog: In "Home for the Holidays", Ray has nightmares about seeing his nephew [[{{Squick}} cooking at a cat]] in a microwave.
5th Dec '17 10:29:21 PM jayharrison
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The lyrics to "Greatest Little Christmas Ever Wuz" include allusions and direct mentions to several holidays at least twice throughout the song.



* ListSong: "The Greatest Little Christmas Ever Wuz", which mentions having a man cram a year's worth of holidays into Christmas upon reuniting with his love.
-->We'll have birthdays, Easter, and good ol' Valentine's.\\
{{Thanksgiving}} and [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] and the 4th of July.



* MicrowaveTheDog: In "Home for the Holidays", Ray has nightmares about seeing his nephew [[ThatPoorCat cooking at cat]] in a microwave.

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* MicrowaveTheDog: In "Home for the Holidays", Ray has nightmares about seeing his nephew [[ThatPoorCat [[{{Squick}} cooking at cat]] in a microwave.



especially when the gifts must be politically correct\\

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especially when the gifts must be politically correct\\correct.\\



* SavingChristmas: "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (from ''Christmas Through a Different Window'') shows PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad when Santa Claus is arrested and put on trial for several different crimes, including abusing his reindeer, hiring only [[ChristmasElves elves in his factory]], flying without FAA approval, billions of cases of unlawful entry, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and smoking tobacco]]. At the end, the judge, because he was one of Santa's "victims" of unlawful entry, dismisses all the charges. (Fortunately, this whole ordeal was nothing more than an AcidRefluxNightmare).

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* SavingChristmas: "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (from ''Christmas Through a Different Window'') Window'', and [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas completely unrelated to the film]]) shows PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad when Santa Claus SantaClaus is arrested and put on trial for several different crimes, including abusing his reindeer, hiring only [[ChristmasElves elves in his factory]], flying without FAA approval, billions of cases of unlawful entry, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and smoking tobacco]]. At the end, the judge, because he was one of Santa's "victims" of unlawful entry, dismisses all the charges. (Fortunately, this whole ordeal was nothing more than an AcidRefluxNightmare).AcidRefluxNightmare).
-->Must've been the pepperoni.



** In "The Streak", he voices a news reporter and the man being interviewed.

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** In "The Streak", he voices a news reporter and the man being interviewed.interviewed; [[https://youtu.be/XtzoUu7w-YM he portrays them both in the music video]].



--->'''Mildred''': Wait a minute!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪Wait a minute♪ \\
'''Mildred''': How come you're singing everything I sing?\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪How come you're singing everything I sing?♪ \\
'''Mildred''': Now cut that out!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪Now cut that out♪ \\
'''Mildred''': Stop that!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪Stop that♪ \\
'''Mildred''': Now I know why I call you guys the Dips!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪Now I know why I call you guys the Dips♪ \\
'''Mildred''': You're dippy!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪You're dippy♪ \\
'''Mildred''': (''screams'')\\
'''Backing vocalists''': ♪Aaaaaahhhh~♪

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--->'''Mildred''': --->'''Mildred:''' Wait a minute!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪Wait a minute♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' How come you're singing everything I sing?\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪How come you're singing everything I sing?♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' Now cut that out!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪Now cut that out♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' Stop that!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪Stop that♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' Now I know why I call you guys the Dips!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪Now I know why I call you guys the Dips♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' You're dippy!\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪You're dippy♪ \\
'''Mildred''': '''Mildred:''' (''screams'')\\
'''Backing vocalists''': vocalists:''' ♪Aaaaaahhhh~♪



** Of course, used in "I Need Your Help Barry Manilow" to parody Manilow's use of the same.

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** Of course, used in "I Need Your Help Barry Manilow" Help, Music/BarryManilow" to parody Manilow's use of the same.
5th Dec '17 10:06:56 PM jayharrison
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** "The Little Drummer Boy Next Door" has Ray complaining about a neighbor's kid playing his drums late into the evening.
** "Bad Little Boy"

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** "The Little Drummer Boy Next Door" has Ray complaining about a neighbor's kid playing his drums late into the evening.
evening. Once the kid's father takes away his drum set, things go FromBadToWorse...
--->'''Ray:''' Oh, no! What kind of sadistic idiot would buy a kid a set of drums [[spoiler:AND a trumpet]] for Christmas?
** "Bad Little Boy"Boy".


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* JarPotty: From "The Annual Office Christmas Party"...
-->The restroom's occupied, but there's a palm tree in the hall.\\
''[woman screams]''\\
'''Employee:''' Well, excuuuuuse me!


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* MicrowaveTheDog: In "Home for the Holidays", Ray has nightmares about seeing his nephew [[ThatPoorCat cooking at cat]] in a microwave.
4th Dec '17 10:24:01 AM Eddy1215
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* InMysteriousWays: In "Too Drunk To Fish", after drunkenly getting him and Ray shipwrecked on a sand-barge, Harold [[MistakenForAfterlife mistakes the rescue helicopter's]] [[IntoTheLight searchlight for the Lord]], to which he prays for another chance, vowing to go sober. Harold makes good on his word and never touches alcohol ever again. Ray comments that Lord performs miracles in mysterious ways.

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* InMysteriousWays: In "Too Drunk To Fish", after drunkenly getting him and Ray shipwrecked on a sand-barge, Harold [[MistakenForAfterlife mistakes the rescue helicopter's]] [[IntoTheLight [[GoIntoTheLight searchlight for the Lord]], to which he prays for another chance, vowing to go sober. Harold makes good on his word and never touches alcohol ever again. Ray comments that Lord performs miracles in mysterious ways.
4th Dec '17 10:23:29 AM Eddy1215
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* InMysteriousWays: In "Too Drunk To Fish", after drunkenly getting him and Ray shipwrecked on a sand-barge, Harold mistakes the rescue helicopter's searchlight for the Lord, to which he prays for another chance, vowing to go sober. Harold makes good on his word and never touches alcohol ever again. Ray comments that Lord performs miracles in mysterious ways.

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* InMysteriousWays: In "Too Drunk To Fish", after drunkenly getting him and Ray shipwrecked on a sand-barge, Harold [[MistakenForAfterlife mistakes the rescue helicopter's helicopter's]] [[IntoTheLight searchlight for the Lord, Lord]], to which he prays for another chance, vowing to go sober. Harold makes good on his word and never touches alcohol ever again. Ray comments that Lord performs miracles in mysterious ways.
4th Dec '17 10:17:43 AM Eddy1215
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* InMysteriousWays: In "Too Drunk To Fish", after drunkenly getting him and Ray shipwrecked on a sand-barge, Harold mistakes the rescue helicopter's searchlight for the Lord, to which he prays for another chance, vowing to go sober. Harold makes good on his word and never touches alcohol ever again. Ray comments that Lord performs miracles in mysterious ways.
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