[[quoteright:320:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/okgo-hereitgoesagain_7854.jpg]]]] OK Go is an AlternativeRock[=/=]PowerPop band. The band formed in 1998, and have gone from being an also-ran in the early 2000's "Return of Rock" that also spawned TheStrokes and TheWhiteStripes to being internationally famous for their inventive music videos which are often complex, [[TheOner shot in one take]] and on a low budget.

Their most recognized song is "Here it Goes Again", famous for the music video where the four members performed a choreographed dance over several sets of treadmills (see right). More recently, "This Too Shall Pass" gained a degree of notoriety thanks to its [[RubeGoldbergDevice Rube Goldberg machine]] video.

The group currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

The band's albums are:
* ''OK Go'' (2002)
* ''Oh No'' (2005)
* ''Of the Blue Colour of the Sky'' (2010)
* ''Haunted Ghosts'' (2014)

Their videos include:
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BxfpbyV-uc&ob=av2e Get Over It]]" (2002)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1_CLW-NNwc&ob=av2e A Million Ways]]" (2005)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItuZ8i4wH8&ob=av2e Invincible]]" (2006)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA Here It Goes Again]]" (2006)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i00GDT9FuFM&ob=av2e Do What You Want]]" (2006)
** An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDEYl9uRNsk alternate video]] for "Do What You Want" was shot before the better known one, largely comprising of footage from their tour.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zJw9varYE WTF?]]" (2009)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNeItlrTdvY official commentary video]]
* "This Too Shall Pass" (2010):
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY Marching band version]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w Rube Goldberg Machine version]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fpgpanZAw End Love]]" (2010)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs White Knuckles]]" (2010)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkYfB1C0Zgc Last Leaf]]" (2011)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur-y7oOto14 All Is Not Lost]]" (2011)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiMZa8flyYY The Muppet Show Theme]]" (2011)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c Needing/Getting]]" (2012)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4lgOiHBZo Skyscrapers]]" (2012)
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m86ae_e_ptU The Writing's On The Wall]]" (2014)

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!!This band provides examples of the following tropes

* {{Adorkable}}: The entire band.
* BaldOfAwesome: Tim. This, along with his glasses and handlebar mustache have become something of a signature look for him.
* BlackSheepHit: Their first major hit was "Get Over It" which is ''much'' different than their other material
* BlatantLies: In "Oh Lately It's So Quiet" there's a lyric "I don't think much about you anymore"... even though the entire song is him wondering what his ex is up to.
* BowtiesAreCool: The band members wear them in several videos.
* CallBack: One of the sample messages for their [[http://allisnotlo.st interactive video for "All Is Not Lost"]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w "Let it go, this too shall pass."]]
* CatapultNightmare: The end of the "Muppet Show" video, no less than three times, each with a different twist.
* ChangedForTheVideo: The video for "Needing/Getting" is them driving around in a car, making something that sounds kinda like the song. It's cool, but entirely different.
* ColorCodedCharacters:
** End Love:
*** Tim: pink/orange (?)
*** Damian: yellow
*** Andy: red
*** Dan: blue
** This Too Shall Pass:
*** Tim: red
*** Damian: blue
*** Dan: green
*** Andy: yellow
** "Needing/Getting", same color scheme as "This Too Shall Pass".
** The booklet for ''Of The Blue Color Of The Sky''. Each track represents a different color in the various graphs.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu44JRTIxSQ Their whole video for]] ''Series/SesameStreet''. Well it is meant to be teaching kids about the Three Primary Colors.
** Andy tends to be dressed in red.
* DreamTeam: Lead singer Damian Kulash recorded 6 songs with AmandaPalmer, Music/BenFolds and Creator/NeilGaiman in 2011 as [[NonIndicativename 8 in 8]][[note]]They were trying to make 8 songs in 8 hours, but ended up doing 6 in 12.[[/note]].
** "Tomorrow's SuperGroup today."
* DreamWithinADream: The ending of ''Series/TheMuppetShow Theme'' video.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Toyed with briefly in the second video for "This Too Shall Pass", but taken UpToEleven in the video for "Needing/Getting", in which the song is played by a car driving on a rally course, with various appendages attached to strike different instruments and objects as it passes by.
* EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies: The video for "White Knuckles" features an entire crew of dogs of different breeds. Aside from the single line "You'll never get the pawprint out of the henhouse now," the song has nothing to do with dogs.
* HiddenTrack: "9027 KM", an unlisted track at the end of the US version of ''Oh No'', consists of [[LeaveTheCameraRunning 35 minutes of the sounds of Damian's girlfriend sleeping]].
* MindScrew: All of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m86ae_e_ptU The Writing's On the Wall]] music video.
* MythologyGag: In their video for the cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiMZa8flyYY The Muppet Show Theme Song]], they have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHK0JVAqQgE Animal holding up Dan]] during the sequence where [[TheMuppetShow the Muppets]] are using the band like puppets.
** It also has a shot of the band on treadmills, though not lined up in the same setup as "Here it Goes Again". Also Damian smoosing his face on glass while wearing a green bodysuit and the the bit with the Swedish Chef and tower of Dixie cups play homage to the video's for ''All is Not Lost" and the second "This Too Shall Pass''.
** The ending also appears to be a reference to "White Knuckles," since one of the members says that they "can't go through the video with those dogs." They also have a "one of these things is not like the other" moment with a sheep in the bed along with the dogs (in the actual White Knuckles video, one of the members dragged a goat across the scene while the dogs were running everywhere).
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: The aforementioned "White Knuckles" video. They had enough making-of mistakes and miscues to fill a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV4FLlzCrlc second film of the same length]], and even the "good" take is charmingly imperfect.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Of The Blue Colour of The Sky'' is a lot more electronic and down-tempo than their previous sound.
* NoBudget / OffTheShelfFX: The guys take special pride in using cheap things like furniture from Ikea ("White Knuckles") or gaffer's tape and things found at the 99 cents store ("WTF") in their videos.
* TheOner: The music videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bav63MWNUKg "A Million Ways"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA "Here It Goes Again"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zJw9varYE WTF?]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w This Too]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY&feature=related Shall Pass]][[note]]The second, more famous video ''does'' feature two post-production cuts to help the video synch up to the song, but the contraption ''was'' really run all the way through on the take used.[[/note]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fpgpanZAw End Love]][[note]]An '''''18 hour''''' take sped up, slowed down, and heavily edited to resemble stop-motion[[/note]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs White Knuckles]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fpgpanZAw The Writing's On the Wall]]; they're masters at this technique.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Don't Ask Me" contains the only one on their self-titled debut.
--->''Don't be so damn benign''
--->''And don't waste my fucking time''
** Rather predictably, there's also one in "WTF"
* ProductPlacement: Many of the inventive music videos that have made the group famous were underwritten by different sponsors, most notably the Chevy Sonic featured in the "Needing/Getting" video. Since the sponsors tend to lay off on the ExecutiveMeddling and just let OK Go do their thing, this is arguably one of the more positive examples of the trope.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Bunny, Damian's dog, who has been featured in their videos, "White Knuckles" and "The Muppet Show Theme Song" and is Surprised Dog on youtube.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: in their "This Too Shall Pass" music video.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Tim Nordwind sings lead on "C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips".
* StuffBlowingUp: "Invincible".
* {{Undercrank}}: Almost the entirety of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fpgpanZAw End Love]]" with a few bits of {{Overcrank}} for contrast.
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