Here are the crazy characters you can find at MyMusic
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Tropes that apply to everyone:
- Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone has varying shades of this, except Intern 2, who plays the Only Sane Man, at least at first. By the end of Season 1 (especially once we see his Flowchart obsession) we can see he's just as crazy, if not crazier than the rest of the cast.
- Theme Naming: Every is named after the genre of music that best represents them, except Intern 2. Oh, and Hip-Hop initially, although that is remedied by his name change in Season 2.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: For the most part, they're only referred to onscreen by their nicknames. The only onscreen exceptions would be Hip-Hop, whose first name is Curtis, and Scene, whose first name is Norma. Offscreen, this tends to be averted as the real names of the characters are on the internet.
Portrayed by Adam Busch
Founder and CEO of MyMusic.
Favorite Band: Pre-Grammy winning Arcade Fire.
Being a true Hipster
, Indie hates everything and anything mainstream. As CEO, he doesn't actually seem to do much
. He mostly just tortures his employees while drinking kombucha then vomiting afterwards.
- Bad Boss: He regularly abuses Intern 2 and is rather indifferent to the suffering of his employees in general. In Season 2, he briefly turns Hip-Hop into his next target after he "comes out" as a nerd, then mocks Intern 2 even further when he has to leave.
- Benevolent Boss: Slowly developing into one. Unless your nickname is Intern 2.
- Catch Phrase: "You've probably never heard of it," and his made up adjective, "Culken."
- Character Development: In Season 2, he starts to become a bit more benevolent towards the staff, except Intern 2.
- Comedic Sociopathy: He's a Bad Boss, yet he somehow manages to remain laughable.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mainly around Intern 2.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- When some nerd ghosts are arriving to convince him to let Hip-Hop be himself for once, one of them assumes he doesn't know how "A Christmas Carol" worked, as he was Jewish. Indie was rather annoyed by this, accusing them as a group of anti-semitic behaviour.
- When Loco Uno forces him to fire the Mymusic staff, he insists on at least saying goodbye politely and seems rather annoyed when she cuts him off from doing so.
- Foil: To Idol.
- Hipster: He comes from a long line of them.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Indie is regularly abusive to his employees, rude to the acts he books and generally has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. However, when push comes to shove, he is capable of doing the right thing.
- Kick the Dog: While, for the most part, Indie's bad behaviour is treated as funny, the fandom considers his abuse of Intern 2 as he's about to leave as just dickish.
- Oblivious to Love: Indie doesn't seem to realize how much of a crush Scene has on him, or else he ignores her.
- Pet the Dog: After Hip Hop saved Intern 2 from being fired, Indie starts trying to befriend Intern 2 by having lunch with him. However, it seems to have a negative effect on Indie more than anything. Intern 2 (in order for things to return to the status quo) has their relationship go back to normal.
- On the same night as the Hip-Hop case, Indie decides to cut loose just one time and dances with Scene!
- When Indie's dad shows up, it becomes apparent that as odd as their relationship may be, they do genuinely get along with one another.
- An odd one that overlaps with Easily Forgiven. After Metal takes the staff hostage with a gun, Indie forgives him and gives him the space he needed for his work before taking him out to lunch... while leaving the rest of the staff in the room where they've been kept hostage.
IdolOpposite of Indie
, Idol loves everything mainstream. She listens to whatever's popular, such as Justin Bieber
. Also, her job as "Social Media Guru" seems to consist of spending all of her time on Facebook
, and texting. She's also more or less the host of The Mosh, the series' Q and A videos. As of Season 2 Episode 7, she's leaving the company to star on her own reality show, with her cousin Country taking her place as head of social media.
Portrayed by Jarrett Sleeper
Head of Production
Your typical Metal Head
, Metal appears with spiked hair, sleeveless shirts and a permanent five o'clock shadow. Despite his job description, he actually runs everything
related to production, from shooting, directing, editing, you name it. He also married at twelve and has a fifteen year old daughter named Rayna.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Family: He cringes at the idea of bringing them to work.
(When asked what his favorite part of his job is): Getting away from my fam- neighbors
- Catch Phrase: "SAY WHAT?!"note It gets him fired towards the end of Season 1 as apparently no metalhead should have a catchphrase.
- Cool Sword: Mostly seen in the background. He did try to use it to cut cake once.
- Cloudcuckoolander/Only Sane Man: Yes, he can be either depending on the situation. On one hand, he'll question the practicality of many of the crazy things at the company, such as why a fire alarm is used as a staff meeting alarm or why Indie spent so much money on a bee farm. On the other hand, well there's the sword incident mentioned above as well as the fact that he thought Scarfman was a real person at first.
- Decoy Protagonist: Of a sort; The first arc of the series mainly follows the events from his perspective, but after that he is just as much of a main character as all of the others.
- Easily Forgiven: After taking the staff of My Music hostage at gunpoint, Indie not only forgives him but gives him that workspace he'd been after the whole time.
- Genius Ditz: His odd way of thinking seems legitimate, but he's one of the most competent employees. He not only runs everything related to production, but he also fixed the entire company himself when he took over. Well, until Indie reset all of his hard work.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Argubly.
- Henpecked Husband: Tina is pregnant and goes very crazy, forcing him to divert away from work to help her.
- Idiot Hair: Based on Rafi Fine's old haircut, oddly enough.
- Legacy Character: He's actually the second Metal. The first was fed to the rats for being a poser.
- Over Protective Dad: Oh yes. He flip-flops being mad at Intern 2 for rejecting Rayna one moment then being mad because he thinks Intern 2's trying to get with her the next.
- Parental Neglect: He doesn't give Rayna all the attention she needs, and this upsets her a lot. Subverted when it turns out he's just working harder to support his family.
- Parents as People: He genuinely loves his family, but has to work in an odd job and can't give them all the attention they want.
- Perma Stubble: He never seems to shave.
Portrayed by Mychal Thompson
Head of Marketing
Favorite Artist: Rock Ross
Sterotypical Scary Black Man
who likes to threaten people with a gun. Except not really. He's actually a closet nerd, former cello teacher and generally nice guy.
- Badass Cape: He dons one in Episode 5 of Season 2, as he gives his resignation to Indie for not accepting who he really is. Fittingly enough, it's part of a Lord of the Rings style outfit. He later wears another one that resembles Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones.
- Black and Nerdy: He's not proud of it for the first season, however. By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's embraced it and there's practically a nerd reference every other sentence.
- Black Best Friend: To Intern 2.
- Butt Monkey: In Season 2, as Indie doesn't take kindly to his nerdy attitude.
- Catch Phrase: "Ass."
- Hidden Depths: Hip Hop is actually a nerd, watches Doctor Who and used to teach the cello. And a major anime and manga fan. First season revealed that he reads One Piece and second season he even cosplays as Naruto, while saying Believe It.
- Jerkass Fašade: He drops it towards the end in an effort to get his friends to keep their jobs. It sadly doesn't work, but he stops pretending afterwards.
- Meaningful Rename: Indie rechristens him as "Nerdcore" in Season 2 after he makes it clear he's not going to keep up the charade of being Hip-Hop.
- Nice Guy: What he really is.
- Nice Hat: He doesn't like it.
- Odd Friendship: With Intern 2. Intern 2 is a workaholic who doesn't enjoy much fun stuff, Nerdcore is an unapologetic nerd who loves most fun stuff. Their friendship can probably be justified by them both being Nice Guys.
- Scary Black Man: It's an act. However, he is willing to shoot someone in the limb to keep his act up.
- Walking Spoiler/Late-Arrival Spoiler: Most of the hidden text reveals a major twist and serious character development, which by Season 2 is open knowledge In-Universe.
- Why Did It Have to Be Ghosts?: Ghosts are one of the few things that freak him out.
Techno and Dubstep
Techno is portrayed by Tania Gunadi
Dubstep is portrayed by Chris Clowers
Techno and Dubstep have a thing for glowsticks, dancing, flashing lights and playing their preferred music loudly. When not going to raves, they're hosting them.
Portrayed by Lainey Lipson
Favorite song: "The Legacy" by Black Veil Brides
Before you say anything, she's not Emo
, she's Scene
. Always happy, unless it's 2 o'clock
, Scene goes about doing wacky antics around the office and has a crush on Indie, which she doesn't even try to keep secret. Scene is also the host of the MyMusic News videos, where she's a bit snarkier than usual.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When she gets pissed off, beware. Indie found out the hard way when she ranted at him.
- Big Damn Kiss: With Intern 2 in the Season 2 finale.
- Break the Cutie: She becomes deadpan and emotionless once her online avatars get killed by 4chan. As a result, she becomes an...
- Empty Shell: To the point where someone could basically mold her a new personality. Thus, Idol turns Scene into another Idol. This goes on from her becoming Hip-Hop and Techno before becoming a Hipster..
- Butt Monkey: Not quite as bad as Intern 2, she still gets treated reasonably poorly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mainly in the news videos.
- Fun Personified: Owing to her slightly unusual tendencies.
- Genki Girl
- Hidden Depths: Season 2 reveals she likes anime as well. She even mentions Fruit Basket and Kokoro Connect, and she later drops a reference to The Legend of Korra.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is naturally black, but she dyes it partially red as well.
- Stepford Smiler: Sort of. She appears genuinely happy most of the time, but she mentions at one point that her parents are dead, implying that it may be an act that she's sort of fallen into.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Invoked by Indie when he decides to Pet the Dog.
- Indie eventually lets her go back into school and work part time, reducing the workload.
Not having a specific interest in music (or anything else for that matter), this guy is stuck with the name, Intern 2. He is often abused by the cast (mostly Indie) for of this, his intern status, his formal attire, and because he smells
. He is generally used as Indie's personal slave, whether he is being used as a footstool or a fan. While he initially starts out as the Only Sane Man
, by the end of Season 1, we see that there's a good reason everyone thinks he's weird. He leaves MyMusic in Season 2 to work at the Acid Factory, where he is treated with respect. The documentary crew still follow him around though.
Idol's identical cousin, who is a country star and therefore a huge fan of the genre. She fills in for Idol after she goes off to film the reality TV show
. Joined in Season 2.
- Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: She probably has it worse than Intern 2 at the moment. She's broken both her arms and at least one of her legs, can't take her medication properly and generally comments that karma is catching up with her. After this, she gets flipped out of a wheelchair she's using by Metal, with the implication that she's broken her other leg. Then she keeps breaking pretty much everything.
- Crazy-Prepared: She was aware that flagging down DJ Elephant would be difficult after Techno and Dubstep got angry with Idol, so she did it just beforehand and got the interview.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Some of her so called "sins", at least by moderate religious standards, really aren't that bad.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Claims it's catching up with her for some reason. Subverted, it's got nothing to do with karma whatsoever.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Whatever she's done, her karma seems to be horribly imbalanced. She lampshades this a few times. It turns out it's still a case of this, but actually owing to Techno and Dubstep tripping her up for interviewing DJ Elephant and trying to salvage Idol's career.
- Nice Girl: Probably the nicest character on the show to date. She's one of the few recurring characters to not abuse Intern 2 on a regular basis.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Seemingly a parody of Miley Cyrus.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Invoked and enforced - Country and Idol are "identical cousins in every wa-HAAY!", and Country actually replaces Idol in the company when Idol is Put on a Bus.
The newest member of the MyMusic
team as of Episode 19 of Season 2, Straight-Edge, or Jeff Pookie, was brought in as the new intern to replace Intern 2 after he left to work at the Acid Factory. He remains a member of the cast as of the end of Season 2, even though he is hated by most of the others.
For more information, see Jeff's character folder.
Metal's fifteen year old daughter, Rayna, was first brought over for a May-December Romance
arc with Intern 2 that escalated into a Love Triangle before ending
. Since then, she likes to appear once in a while. Rayna is your stereotypical teenaged girl who's into reality shows and boy bands and has a different best friend each week.
Portrayed by Lisa Schwartz
Favorite Song: "He's a Rebel," by The Crystals
Due to an incident involving a Coal Chamber
concert, Tina got pregnant. The result was a Shotgun Wedding
with the child's father, Metal. Marriage has caused her to go from metal-loving tomboy to a typical wife/mom. She is now pregnant with her second child. This caused her to revert back to her housewife persona after eating avocadoes triggered her former, more metalhead personality.
Portrayed by Vanessa Lengies
Indie's new girlfriend introduced at the end of the fifth arc of Season 1, whom he met at the Vegan Chili Cook Off. She brought proof to Indie that Metal, Dubstep, Techno, and Idol were all posers and got them fired. By the end of the season it was revealed that she had been playing Indie all along, making her the Big Bad of Season 2.
Season 1 SPOILERS
Hipster!Metal is portrayed by Shay Carl
Hipster!Dubstep is portrayed by Benny Fine
Hipster!Idol is portrayed by Justine Ezarik
The hipster replacements brought in by Loco Uno to re-staff My Music
after she fires the main cast for being posers.
Jeff is Scene's classmate and eventual boyfriend. He gets hired for an intern position to replace Intern 2 once he leaves to work at the acid factory. He's really a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, who didn't genuinely care for Scene at all.
The Rat Protector
The Rat Protector
Portrayed by Rafi Fine
The guy who's supposed to protect rats
, but instead is constantly eaten alive by them.
The Devil himself, Satan pops up in the MyMusic office once and a while for a gag or two. He's apparently a member of the random staff.
Portrayed by Akima Castaneda
Similarly to Satan, the Shaman is seen around for the occasional gag.
Portrayed by Jonathan Green
A Bigfoot that seems to live (or at least hang around) the office that no one seems to give a second thought about.
A mannequin covered in Indie's scarves with a fedora on top.
The Guess Guy
The Guess Guy
One of Idol's potential love interests in the second arc of Season 1, though not for long. Want to know his real name? Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess.
The Marathon Runner
The big man himself, who is also summoned by speaking his name.
The least-favourite artist of all of the members of MyMusic, who commonly insult him
throughout the series, which leads him to take his vengeance on them by using Loco Uno to make their website and company unprofitable. His entire reveal was hinted at since the beginning of the sixth arc, with the company picnic celebrating "Y Rthguad", or "Daughtry" spelled backwards.
- Arch-Enemy: To all of MyMusic
- Bigger Bad: Loco Uno is supposedly doing his bidding by destroying the MyMusic company.
- Butt Monkey: He's the one musical act that nobody seems to like.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The cast constantly mocking Daughtry at every opportunity is a Running Gag and Played for Laughs. That is, until The Reveal that he's the Bigger Bad of the season.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Get mocked by one music blog? Make it so their website is down and unprofitable, causing most employees to lose their jobs in the process.
- Foreshadowing: It's not a coincidence that "Y Rthguad" is "Daughtry" spelt backwards.
- The Ghost: He's never appeared in person, probably owing to the fact that everyone mocks him and he'd be impossible to flag down.
- Sdrawkcab Name: "Y Rthguad", Loco Uno's fictional holiday.
Indie's cousin and Norwegian black metal artist who Metal (and Satan) is huge fan of.
Portrayed by Jimmy Wong, Athena Stamakinley, Jourdan and Jeremy Steel
A group of singers and dancers whose main gimmick is to introduce new dance crazes.
Portrayed by Rafi Fine and several others
The whole message board and its main members who are very evil and secretive.
- The Dreaded: Even the Devil runs away from them.
- Evil Is Hammy: The third member is constantly over the top.
- Speak of the Devil: No one is allowed to say their name publicly. Once they do they are summoned and proceed to punish whoever is responsible.
- Writing Around Trademarks: In a way. The V for Vendetta masks 4chan is known for are replaced with generic white face masks here.note
- The depiction of 4chan itself, since the actual perpetrators of web vigilantiism is Anonymous.
Portrayed by Mitchell Davis
Favorite song: He spat in our face instead of telling us.
The new intern who was a temporary replacement for Scene before she got back to normal.