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->''"This is that 'The Lonely Island' TV Tropes page."\\
"Oh shit, TV Tropes? That's my joint!"\\
"Mine too! But a lot of these busters don't know about it!"\\
"Well, let's tell these motherfuckers!"''

A comedy troupe featuring former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member Andy Samberg, and his long-time friends Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer (who served as SNL writers). They are as well known for their humorous tongue-in-cheek songs as they are for the accompanying videos, which often air on SNL. They're quite prone to MemeticMutation, as the famous "Jizz in my Pants" single from 2009 shows, being one of the top viewed Website/YouTube videos. They've released three albums, ''Incredibad'', ''Turtleneck and Chain'' and ''The Wack Album''.

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!!Murder these tropes, feed 'em to the fishes:

* AdamWesting: Most of their guest stars play exaggerated versions of themselves. Music/MichaelBolton is an easily distracted cinephile, JustinTimberlake goes after AnythingThatMoves, and NickiMinaj has NoSocialSkills.
* AerithAndBob: Their names are Jorma, Akiva and... Andy.
* AnAesop:
** Boombox: A boombox is '''NOT''' a toy.
** Throw It On The Ground: You can't trust the system, ''MAAAAAAN.''
** Dreamgirl: [[spoiler:Chex Mix]] = Number One.
** After Party: You can't spend your whole life jerking off.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Watch Me Do Me".]]
* AManIsNotAVirgin: "I Just Had Sex" mocks this.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** The reasons for jizzing in your pants becomes... normal toward the end.
** Who Said We're Wack?: ''How could the devil turn the blue sky black? How many babies born won't ever reach their dreams? And how could a person call another person wack?''
** Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions: "Denzel [Washington] walks, Will Smith walks, '''Mark Wahlberg is wearing a hat.'''"
* AppliedPhlebotinum:
** The boombox from the eponymous song, which can make stuffy old men and women dance, erase racism and crime, and make rich people get loose. [[spoiler:It also can cause elderly orgies.]]
** Santana DVX, especially for animals.
* AteHisGun: '''THE BOSS''' attempts this but ultimately doesn't go through with it.
* AxCrazy: Dreamgirl, from her eponymous song, talks to her shoe like it's her friend, yells all the time, pretends to be... something... and has threatened to stab the narrator in his sleep.
* BerserkButton: Depending on the song:
** Being called wack
** Jeans.
** Boiled Goose.
** "Throw It On The Ground"'s character is nothing but a series of these.
* [[ButYouScrewOneGoat But You Screw One Fish!]]: In "Like A Boss".
-->"...Crash down in the sewers (Like a boss!)/ Meet a giant fish (Like a boss!)/Fuck its brains out! (Like a boss!)..."
* TheBigRottenApple: "I Run NY" mocks this; it is sung from the perspective of New York's mayor and his complaints get progressively more mundane as the song progresses (at one point he nearly cries because the Chief of Police mocked his tie).
* BoastfulRap - "I'm on a Boat" and "We're Back" are mockeries of this. "Jack Sparrow" would have been this if not for MichaelBolton.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The actions in Like A Boss gets more ridiculous as that song progresses.
* BrickJoke: ''"The following song is brought to you by Chex Mix."''
* ButtMonkey:
** Jorma is left off of the boat ride (and taunted for it) amongst other indignities.
** ''Who invited Steve?''
** He's also harassed by Ras Trent for being a "baldhead".
** [[FlightOfTheConchords What kind of rapping name is Steve? ...Steve?!]]
** "Mama", the Mom herself and her husband Dale. [[spoiler:In a song about loving your mother.]]
* CallBack: "After Party" uses this in regards to "Like A Boss" in the final verse, with "And then after that I pass out in the sewer, meet a giant fish, FUCK ITS BRAINS OUT"
* TheCameo:
** [[Music/TPain T-Pain]] in "I'm On a Boat"
** Creator/SethRogen in "Like A Boss" (though the album version had Akiva Schaffer as Andy's boss; Rogen only appeared on the music video version that appeared on SNL as Andy's boss while Akiva played a hooded gun dealer)
** Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/ElijahWood on "Throw It On the Ground"
** Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/MollySims, and Creator/JamieLynnSigler in "Jizz In My Pants"
** Creator/JackBlack in "Sax Man" - not so much as cameos as is the whole song.
** Creator/JamesCameron and Creator/SteveMartin in two separate Laser Cats sketches.
** Creator/WillFerrell (an SNL cast member from 1995 to 2002) and Creator/JJAbrams (the guy who created Lost) in "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions".
** Creator/NataliePortman, of all people, launches the ClusterFBomb from hell in the aptly named "Natalie's Rap".
** Julian Casablancas (from Music/TheStrokes) in "Boombox".
** Music/JustinTimberlake in Dick in a Box, Jizz In My Pants and Mother Lover.
** Creator/KieferSutherland in an episode of their eponymous "sitcom." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QjhE93wOAA It was unintentional.]]
** [[Music/{{E40}} E-40]] as Carlos Santana in Santana DVX.
** Creator/BlakeLively, Creator/JessicaAlba, [[Creator/AkonMcEnroe Akon]] and [[Creator/JohnMcEnroe John McEnroe]] in "I Just Had Sex"
** Creator/JohnWaters and Music/NickiMinaj in "The Creep".
** Music/{{Rihanna}} in both Shy Ronnie skits.
** Music/MichaelBolton in "Jack Sparrow"
** Creator/AlecBaldwin and Music/TomPetty in "Great Day", before telling Andy to get out of their dressing room.
** Music/SnoopDogg on "Turtleneck and Chain".
** Music/{{Santigold}} in "After Party".
** Music/{{Beck}} in "Attracted to Us".
** Music/LadyGaga in "Three Way".
* CargoShip - In-universe, the crew apparently bone their turtlenecks in "Turtleneck and Chain".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - The "Normal Guy". MichaelBolton, of all people, in "Jack Sparrow".
* ClusterFBomb: I'm On A Boat, among others.
* ChekhovsGun: ''"The following song was brought to you by Chex Mix."''
* CoolBoat: Take a wild guess.
* CrackPairing, XMeetsY:
** [[invoked]] In one promo for an awards night Andy was hosting, he was claimed to be the son of Michael Cera and Jack Black.
** The entire band and an alien in the eponymous single.
** Andy writes "freaky fanfiction where cartoons fuck" in "We're Back!", specifically, he wrote Rule34 of CGI Garfield and Marmaduke, helpfully illustrated in the music video.
** [[Film/TheNeverendingStory Falcor and Atreyu]] in a skit.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Shy Ronnie. Shame he only gets a verse off.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Boombox" specifically invokes the power of this trope, and the last verse demonstrates the dangers of an overdose. [[invoked]]
* DidYouJustHaveSex- Yes.Yes, they did. In a song called, say it with us, "I Just Had Sex!"
* DontExplainTheJoke: "Last week thought I saw you on the street, turned out it was a bag of trash/just a big ol' bag a'trash/(I thought you looked like a bag of trash)"
* DullSurprise:
** ThoseTwoGuys of "Just Two Guyz" and "We Like Sportz". Just two guys having a good time...
** In "We Like Sportz" they manage to combine this with LargeHam.
* FingerlessGloves: In "Boombox"
-->"Whoa-oa-oa, everyone was wearing fingerless gloves..."
* {{Flanderization}}: "Dick in a Box" was a parody of cheesy '90s sex ballads. By "3-Way (The Golden Rule)", the protagonists had evolved into {{Disco Dan}}s living in a caricature of the '90s.
* FlatWhat:
** Andy in "Jack Sparrow", in response to Michael Bolton's non-sequitur chorus.
** Akiva in response to the alien's request to have intercourse in ''Incredibad''.
* GagPenis: [[spoiler:Shy Ronnie]], of all people, claims he hung a "giant ass noose off his giant ass dick".
* GivingUpOnLogic: The entire band winds up doing this in regards to Michael Bolton's performance on "Jack Sparrow". They eventually give up trying to get the song back on track and just sit back dumbfounded and watch Bolton go.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: In Rocky, the titular boxer [[spoiler:rips off Andys and beats him with them]].
* GroinAttack: In "Like A Boss"
-->"Chop my balls off! (Like a boss!)"
* GroundhogDayLoop: "After Party" plays with this, the narrator going through a cycle of living a playboy lifestyle, having an existential breakdown, [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating in various locations]], joining Alcoholics Anonymous, sleeping with a prostitute, losing his hand in a game of dice, then going back to his old ways. Then going through the same cycle the next week.
* HairTriggerTemper: The narrator of "Threw It On The Ground", who'll let out his rage by throwing things on the ground at the slightest provocation.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday?: The two singers in "No Homo", specifically of the "doth protest too much" variety.
* HeroicSacrifice: The narrator in Space Olympics, against the alien hordes.
* {{Hipster}}: The narrator of ''Throw it On the Ground''.
* ILoveTheDead: Nicki Minaj, of all people, in "The Creep".
* InJoke: Motherlover references Dick in a Box twice (throwing away empty boxes with dickholes in the beginning of the video after being released from prison, and the last verse's lyric "This is the second best idea that we've ever had"), being that they both feature Justin Timberlake.
* IntercourseWithYou:
** Parodied in "Dick in a Box", which is a parody of all those sex ballads of The Nineties and Present Day.
** "Bing Bong Brothers" just flat-out mocks this.
** "I Just Had Sex".
* JerkAss:
** The trio in "Japan", who are fucking over their label company and eventually dump an old man in the river.
** The narrator of "Threw it on the Ground".
* JizzedInMyPants: The Trope Namer.
* [[KarmicDeath Karmic Ass-Tasering]]: The narrator in "Threw It On The Ground".
* LeftFielder: Michael Bolton in "Jack Sparrow".
* MindControlMusic:
** The song in "Go Kindergarten" convinces the audience to do all sorts of weird things, including things which shouldn't even be possible, like making their butts drink helium and speak in a high-pitched voice.
** The eponymous box from "Boom Box" causes people to lose control when they hear music coming from it.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: The entirety of "Who Said We're Wack".
-->'''I AM NOT WACK, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY! WHAT DID YOU SAY? DID YOU SAY I'M WACK?!'''
* MundaneMadeAwesome: "Like A Boss" is mostly the boss talking about how he does stuff like a boss.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: PlayedForLaughs in Ras Trent, a song about a white college kid convert to Rastafarianism and being as stereotypical as possible.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** "Rocky", where Andy fights the titular boxer. [[spoiler:Rocky breaks Andy's jaw, nose, ribs and eye socket, knocks his teeth out, fractures his shins, rips his arms out, throws acid in his face, and pees on him. The ref then declares Andy legally dead.]]
** And that was the night I fought Rocky!
* ThePeepingTom: Played for equal amounts of [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] and {{squick}} in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLPZmPaHme0 Do the Creep]]", which features Jorm, Akiva, and Andy sitting on a tree limb to peep through a window, and Nicki Minaj hiding in a locker to watch boys change after gym.
* PornStache: The Bing Bong Brothers.
* PrecisionFStrike:
** '''''FUCKING PLAY SOMETHING, SAX MAN!!!'''''
** For Michael Bolton, "This whole town's a pussy...just waitin' to get FUUUUUUUUCKED!"
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Ras Trent. See NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent.
* ProductPlacement: [[spoiler:Chex Mix]] in Dream Girl.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: At the memetic part of ''Film/ThreeHundred'', I ''Jizzed. In. My Pants.''
* SchmuckBait: The end of "Who Says We're Wack", where the boys found out who said they were wack by having first the ladies put their hands up, then the fellas, then whoever said they're wack, before telling everyone else to put their hands down. Apparently, whoever called them wack kept their hands up, because they were quickly picked out of the crowd.
* SerialEscalation:
** The eponymous Dreamgirl gets uglier with every verse. How ugly? Listen for yourself.
--> "It's music to my ears when you scream in your sleep."
** Similarly, "Like a Boss" deals with the day of a boss. Most of the earlier stuff is fairly mundane boss stuff (workshops, birthdays, synergy), then after a failed suicide attempt, degenerates into scoring coke, crashing his car, self-fellating, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick eating chicken strips]], self-castration, having sex with a giant fish in a sewer, turning into a jet and bombing Russia, and finally crashing into the sun and dying. ''On a daily basis.''
* ShoutOut:
** The trio are playing PunchOut in ''Incredibad''.
** In order to do The Creep properly, you need to look like Creator/JohnWaters.
** MichaelBolton, much to the trio's annoyance, keeps singing about ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''ErinBrockovich'', ''Film/{{Scarface}}''...
* ShrinkingViolet: "Shy Ronnie",
* SlasherSmile: John Waters advises you to do this for "The Creep".
* SmugSnake:
** In "Punch You in the Jeans": ''These days, a lotta cats is outta line.''
** The narrator of "Throw It On The Ground".
* [[LaserBlade Space Swords]]:
** [[SubvertedTrope Totally canceled]].
** [[DeadlyDisc Space Discs]]: Also canceled!
** And all other events are [[DevelopmentHell pending]]!
* SpaceOpera: "Space Olympics" is a deconstruction-- Turns out, sports [[RecycledInSPACE in SPAAAACE]] don't work so well.
* StylisticSuck:
** 'Laser Cats', wherein Andy and Bill Hader attempt to pitch their ultra-low-budget Z-movies, each time getting them thrown out of an office at the end. ''Even James Cameron's approval doesn't help.''
** Any video that involves Guy #1 and Guy #2, who sing in a bored monotone.
* StealthParody:
** Oddly "I'm on a Boat". If it wasn't obvious enough...
** "We're Back" is far more obvious, but it's a mockery of self-aggrandizing BoastfulRap.
** "Jack Sparrow" partially mocks boastful club anthem raps. The other half just turns into MichaelBolton singing about various films.
** "Turtleneck and Chain" is another club anthem parody.
** "Attracted to Us" mocks contemporary power-pop music regarding girls.
* StealthPun: The music video for "I Just Had Sex" includes them winning medals in the sex Olympics because they "came first".
* SoBadItsGood: In-universe, the three boys wish to be the "Greatest Bad [=MCs=] on Earth" in the song "Incredibad".
* TemptingFate: Dreamgirl: "You say you're gonna stab me in my sleep, ''but you won't!''"
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** "Just Two Guyz"'s, uhm, guys. Also, in "We Like Sportz". We're just two guys, hanging out, having fun. Right, Guy Number Two?
** Yeah, Guy Number One.
* AThreesomeIsManly: What the duo attempt to convince the other of in the song [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "3-Way".]]
* [[TouchedByVorlons Fucked By A Vorlon]]: According to "Incredibad", the source of their musical talents.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood:
** Half the world is eating boiled goose in "Boombox".
** [[spoiler:Chex Mix]] in Dreamgirl. Yes, there's a reason...
* TheTreacheryOfImages: Threw It On The Ground: ''"I'm not a part of your system! My dad's not a phone! DUH!''"
* TwistEnding: The last few verses of Dreamgirl abruptly switch to talking about [[spoiler:Chex Mix.]]
* UndeadAuthor: The boss in "Like a Boss", who apparently survives self-castration and flying into the sun unscathed on a daily basis.
** ''"The doctor came out and pronounced me dead, and that was the night I fought [[spoiler:Rocky.]]"''
* UnflinchingWalk: "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions" mocks and pays tribute to this trope. Subverted at the end, when Will Ferrell and Andy flinch as a building explodes and start running.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In "Like A Boss"
-->"Puke on Debra's desk! (Like a boss!)
* YouShallNotPass: ''Space Olympics'': "As you file to your escape pods, I'll distract the alien hordes. And as I stare death in the face [[HeelFaceDoorSlam I know my sins will take me to Hell.]]

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