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3rd Apr '18 5:25:27 AM jormis29
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* The music video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HflDc7PUT2g Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy]]" by Big & Rich features a creepy-looking Asian "mannequin" that ISN'T a mannequin. Just...the eyes...

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* The music video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HflDc7PUT2g Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy]]" by Big & Rich Music/BigAndRich features a creepy-looking Asian "mannequin" that ISN'T a mannequin. Just...the eyes...
17th Feb '18 9:30:41 PM nombretomado
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* PuffyAmiYumi's video for "Hataraku Otoko" (the theme song of ''Manga/HatarakiMan''). We get close ups of lips and backs of heads, but TheReveal comes in at 1:10 and scares you half to death. You can go [[http://www.puffyamiyumiworld.com/songs/hatarkuotoko.html here]] to see some pictures from the video.

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* PuffyAmiYumi's Music/PuffyAmiYumi's video for "Hataraku Otoko" (the theme song of ''Manga/HatarakiMan''). We get close ups of lips and backs of heads, but TheReveal comes in at 1:10 and scares you half to death. You can go [[http://www.puffyamiyumiworld.com/songs/hatarkuotoko.html here]] to see some pictures from the video.
15th Feb '18 9:56:38 PM number9robotic
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** Music/{{Sophie}}, one of the genre's popularizers (if not [[TropeMakers originator]]) is a master at this, taking a step further by designing all her sounds from scratch, designing bizarre, sounds comparable to rubber/plastic/elastic using synthesizers and integrating them in her often tracks. The end results resemble songs inspired by hyper-polished 2000's-era bubblegum pop, but as if entirely created by "hyperkinetic" aliens.

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** Music/{{Sophie}}, one of the genre's popularizers (if not [[TropeMakers originator]]) is a master at this, taking a step further by designing all her sounds from scratch, designing bizarre, sounds bizarre synths comparable to rubber/plastic/elastic using synthesizers waveforms and chaotically integrating them in her often tracks. The end results resemble songs inspired by hyper-polished 2000's-era bubblegum pop, but as if entirely created by "hyperkinetic" aliens.
15th Feb '18 9:55:22 PM number9robotic
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* The genre of Bubble Gum Bass feeds off of this trope. All of the over-repetitiveness of some phrases, bright poppy colors and a background whine in some songs make you feel just a little off. Not to mention the vocals being pitched just a little higher than usual and the utter vapidity of some songs. A proper example of this trope and a big part of the genre, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc1H3BaMNLg GFOTY]] really lives up to this, or Lipgloss Twins who just don't feel right [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ43nlWmoeA in this song]] are true to this trope.

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* The genre of Bubble Gum Bass "bubblegum bass" feeds off of this trope. All of the over-repetitiveness of some phrases, bright poppy colors and a background whine in some songs make you feel just a little off. Not to mention the vocals being pitched just a little higher than usual and the utter vapidity of some songs. A proper example of this trope and a big part of the genre, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc1H3BaMNLg GFOTY]] really lives up to this, or Lipgloss Twins who just don't feel right [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ43nlWmoeA in this song]] are true to this trope.trope.
** Music/{{Sophie}}, one of the genre's popularizers (if not [[TropeMakers originator]]) is a master at this, taking a step further by designing all her sounds from scratch, designing bizarre, sounds comparable to rubber/plastic/elastic using synthesizers and integrating them in her often tracks. The end results resemble songs inspired by hyper-polished 2000's-era bubblegum pop, but as if entirely created by "hyperkinetic" aliens.
27th Dec '17 2:54:50 PM Wyldchyld
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* 2D of Music/{{Gorillaz}} is described in-universe as a {{Bishonen}} type, but he's decidedly creepy. His arms and legs are just slightly too long for his movements to look natural. According to the backstory he has eight-ball fractures in both eyes, rendering them totally black, but if you don't know this it looks like he has no eyes at all, and his name doesn't help - he was nicknamed 2D, short for "Two Dents", after he suffered the two car accidents which [[EyeScream wrecked his eyes]]. Add to this his missing two front teeth, and his smile is pure horror, made worse by the fact that he ''is'' still [[FetishFuel kinda cute]]. It's particularly noticeable in the videos for "Feel Good Inc" and "Dirty Harry".

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* 2D of Music/{{Gorillaz}} is described in-universe as a {{Bishonen}} type, but he's decidedly creepy. His arms and legs are just slightly too long for his movements to look natural. According to the backstory he has eight-ball fractures in both eyes, rendering them totally black, but if you don't know this it looks like he has no eyes at all, and his name doesn't help - he was nicknamed 2D, short for "Two Dents", after he suffered the two car accidents which [[EyeScream wrecked his eyes]]. Add to this his missing two front teeth, and his smile is pure horror, made worse by the fact that he ''is'' still [[FetishFuel kinda cute]].cute. It's particularly noticeable in the videos for "Feel Good Inc" and "Dirty Harry".
16th Dec '17 4:38:03 PM TheJayman49
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* The cover of South African rap duo Music/DieAntwoord 's ''Ten$ion'' album features Yolandi Visser done up like some black-eyed, cannibalistic angel.

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* The cover of South African rap duo Music/DieAntwoord 's ''Ten$ion'' album features Yolandi Visser done up like some [[https://img.discogs.com/5v1aEr5yscPFRrFIO6HS0NStyMU=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4154947-1357131663-7849.jpeg.jpg black-eyed, cannibalistic angel.angel]].



* Robo{{Music/LouReed}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyX70ZqsVQ "No Money Down"]]. [[spoiler: Pulling off the flesh ''almost'' reduces the effect.]]

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* Robo{{Music/LouReed}} The animatronic Music/LouReed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyX70ZqsVQ "No Money Down"]]. [[spoiler: Pulling off the rubber flesh ''almost'' reduces the effect.]]effect]].
6th Oct '17 4:15:10 PM TheJayman49
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eglu23iGsU0 Spacer Woman]]" by Charlie features [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ILuhqnzs_Bk/maxresdefault.jpg blue, fish-like humanoid aliens with semi-realistic faces, large foreheads, and giant red bulbous eyes]]. The overall [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weird imagery]] of the video doesn't really detract from the creepiness much.
19th Aug '17 11:42:37 AM TheJayman49
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[[quoteright:350:[[Music/{{Kraftwerk}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/we_are_the_robots.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"We are the Robots."'']]



** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ "The Robots"]]. German version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHEoMpMvz7A here]].
** It's actually pretty impressive with their ability to stand that still during a performance.

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** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ "The Robots"]].Robots"]] (which provides the page image by the way). German version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHEoMpMvz7A here]].
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here]]. It's actually pretty impressive with their ability to stand that ''that'' still during a performance.
28th May '17 2:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* Just about any {{Vocaloid}} song that doesn't have to do with happiness and ice cream involves a mix of this trope with MindScrew (see ''Wide Knowledge of Late, Madness''; ''Alice Human Sacrifice''; and ''Dark Woods Circus'' for more details).

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* Just about any {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} song that doesn't have to do with happiness and ice cream involves a mix of this trope with MindScrew (see ''Wide Knowledge of Late, Madness''; ''Alice Human Sacrifice''; and ''Dark Woods Circus'' for more details).



** {{Vocaloid}} songs in general, regardless of the content, are ''just'' robotic and twangy enough to fall into the Uncanny Valley. For some songs, the voice sounds perfectly human (or close enough to be out of the valley), but then there is just that one note where the creator didn't ''quite'' tune the voice right...

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** {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs in general, regardless of the content, are ''just'' robotic and twangy enough to fall into the Uncanny Valley. For some songs, the voice sounds perfectly human (or close enough to be out of the valley), but then there is just that one note where the creator didn't ''quite'' tune the voice right...
23rd Feb '17 5:35:23 PM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, especially with those dead, crystalline eyes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles.Music/TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, especially with those dead, crystalline eyes.
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