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Music: Bad Lip Reading

"Happy tree, I drink smoothies
Don't worry dawg, I'm tryin' to find my shrimp
In the cabbage patch, pink spaghetti
500 crackers I was saving for my granny."
Snoop Dogg, "Black Umbrella"

Bad Lip Reading is a YouTube channel that takes film segments, footage of politicians, and music videos of pop songs and writes new dialog designed to match the lip movements of the people in the video, with little to no regard for making sense. In the case of music videos, they produce complete original songs, and substantial editing of the original video is also involved. They got their start in March 2011 with "Gang Fight", a Gag Dub of Rebecca Black's notorious viral video "Friday", which took a song about having fun on the weekend and made it into a song about gang warfare and chicken. Most of their works execute a similar dramatic shift in style and tone from the original.

Thanks to an anonymous interview, we now know that BLR is produced by a single man in Texas, a "music producer, songwriter, and musician," but his identity remains a mystery. His songs are being sold completely legally on iTunes (being original works) but the videos may yet fall victim to copyright claims (as "Dirty Spaceman" and "(Rockin') All Nite Long" already have). A few, like "Trick the Bridesmaid," are based on public domain works and so safe from takedowns.

    List of Works 
Bad Lip Read Songs:

Political Soundbites:

Movie Soundbites:

Other Soundbites:

Tropes appearing in Bad Lip Reading clips:

  • Above the Influence: Alejandro, who is brave, and dapper, and NOT DRUNK!!
  • AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: Although most of their lyrics are quite natural, BLR is sometimes guilty of this, as in this line from "Russian Unicorn":
    I want to shave that mustache and then have gelato!
    • From Black Umbrella:
      "I'ma get dumb and bang a wizard!"
  • Accidental Misnaming: Poor President Obama gets called two different names by two different debate commentators: "Ahmed" by Jim Lehrer and "Percy" by Bob Schieffer. Lehrer also calls Mitt Romney "Matt."
  • Action Hero Babysitter: Tyreese to Lizzie, Mika and Judith. Just taking the developments from The Walking Dead and running with them, really.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Michael Buble loved "Russian Unicorn." Gotye and Josh Hutcherson thought "Kicked Your Monkey" and "Hunger Game" respectively were good enough to pass on via Twitter, and Miley Cyrus actually tweeted "Black Umbrella" to Snoop Dogg.
    • Judging by the comments, Ron Paul supporters, a notoriously touchy contingent, appeared to have this reaction when he got the BLR treatment. Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain all loved their videos, too.
    • Harry from One Direction thought Shadow Pico was hysterical as well, and linked to it on his personal Twitter.
    • An NFL fan actually made a giant orange peanut and brought it to a Minnesota Vikings game, where he asked Adrian Peterson to sign it. Peterson gladly accepted.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Some of BLR's videos are taken from more than one song. For instance, "Morning Dew" is taken from three songs, "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars, "Alejandro" by Lady Gaga and "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
  • Adaptation Expansion: "That Should Be Me" was divided into two Bad Lip Readings.
  • Adorkable: Petey when he tries to talk to a girl with his high pitched voice .
    Petey: How do you feel about people who go "Hadouken"?
  • Affably Evil:
    • Mitt Romney is very good company, despite being a racist cannibal.
    • Petey in "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER seems like some shy, Adorkable nerd who thinks he's an evil stud-muffin, but a few scenes after his introduction he reveals he put kitten meat in everyone's burgers. An extended scene even has him taunt a nauseous Eddie by sending him a picture of himself holding up a cat with the caption "Dessert?".
    • The zombies are very polite, and seem to just want to talk or even sing, until the Full version of "Carl Poppa" is released which reveals they still eat people.
    Zombie: (singing) I'm gonna say "Hi" to the guy with the knife!
    (Daryl tries to stab zombie)
    Zombie: Hi!
  • The Alcoholic:
    • Nicki Minaj, according to "Dirty Spaceman":
    But I'm feeling fine
    I'm on bottle 99
    • Rebecca Black's friend in "Gang Fight"; she's bombed, by the way.
    • Taylor Swift is also "un-sober."
    • Michael Buble drinks fire water.
    • Double Take in "Time To Rock": "I have to drink, and that'll make it good."
    • Chris Martin loves his champagne.
    • Cinna is drunk enough to try and hit on Katniss
    • According to Denise, her friend Beth overdrinks. So much so that she unrolls Denise's socks.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Expect any artist appearing in a song to end up a lot less innocent than their ordinary public image. invoked
    • Rebecca Black becomes a violent gang member who associates with neo-Nazis.
    • Taylor Swift becomes a party girl into drinking.
    • Taylor Swift is also mentioned in the 2013 Nominees video. It's...erm...interesting.
    "I have Taylor Swift in a big coffin. She wanted to fight me. She was a firewalker. She has five legs! And she drooled on my couch."
  • Angrish: apl.de.ap in "Everybody Poops":
    And I hate those greenish potatoes with them soggy fish stiiiiiiicks! ĹĹĹ!!!
  • Anything But That!: Herman Cain has a deep-seated fear of spiders. And big potato moths. Big potato moths!
    • Jay-Z refuses to limbo in Idaho.
  • Apologetic Attacker: One of the zombies in More The Walking And Talking Dead repeatedly says sorry after a woman who looks drunk hits him with a glass bottle.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Rebecca Black is singing about paying by blood, making war, gang fights and ...chicken.
    • Daryl Dixon's idea of a birthday party involves "flaming cars, and trailer folks, and shrimp dogs, and pizza".
  • Artifact Title: Usually averted.
    • The name "Dirty Spaceman" actually justifies the sci-fi setting) - Black Umbrella is only implied to be a new weed ie. "the right stuff", and we're never certain if the Russian Unicorn, like those left-nut-targeting monsters, ever existed (this may be justified by the whole video being an Imagine Spot).
    • As a YouTube comment points out, the toxic waste barrels in "Boom Boom Pow" make more sense if they're filled with poop.
    • "Yeti" takes the cake by adding a Chewbacca outfit to stand in for the titular creature.
  • Artificial Limbs: Gwen Stacy has a wooden leg, which Peter thinks is really gross. Needless to say, Gwen is offended when she finds out.
  • Artistic License – Geography: In-Universe. Michael Buble implies that he thinks Ukraine is part of Russia.
  • Ascended Extra: Carl Grimes got two or three lines in the first "The Walking (And Talking) Dead". In the second one he gets his own musical number!
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The "foreign language" spoken in "Shadow Pico" is essentially gibberish.
  • Ass Shove: Poor Joe Biden.
    "My friends want to shave my behind. They're putting ants into my behind! A parakeet is on my behind! Why are you people clapping?! Thick concrete is up my behind! ...Pikachu!!!"
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Jim Lehrer tries to touch a butterfly in front of him, not noticing that "Ahmed", i.e. Obama, has fallen asleep.
  • Author Appeal: Despite the lean towards spoken-word clips nowadays, musical numbers tend to find their way in. The "Broadway" thing from The Walking (and Talking) Dead", for one.
  • Auto-Tune: Mostly in "Everybody Poops" and "Dirty Spaceman".
  • Ax-Crazy: Clove goes "loco crazy" after Katniss goes out with her boyfriend Brian.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Jay-Z's "I'm Han, you're Greedo" definitely counts.
    • From Michelle Bachmann: "If I assault you, your arm wouldn't defend you. It's better to not do it."
    • Gotye's "I'm fighting with ninja gloves"
    • Mitt Romney's "I'm a hot taco." and "I'm like Judge Dredd."
    • Jim Lehrer's "Go right off, and I'll defeat 17 bears while you're gone."
    • Ludacris' "I'm the magic man at the magic school."
    • Miley Cyrus' "Oh my gosh, there's never gonna be a better Padawan than me"
    • Wiz Khalifa's "I'm an alchemist, the beat is my base metal"
    • Tyrion's "I oughta smack you till Friday, and it only Wednesday" may not be the typical kind, but it sticks in the head well enough.
    • "Carl Poppa" has several, most notably "You cannot handle the flow, son!"
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Edward Cullen, in the More Twilight video. He proposes making stew out of Bella's pet rabbit then gets drunk and forgets to buy her Christmas present.
    • Peter Parker. He eats Gwen's pets, raps about how gross her fake leg is, and threatens to slap her because he hates her food.
  • Bears Are Bad News: During the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer warns Mitt Romney that the sofa bears don't know that he can be sent whooshing into space if he were a robot. He then tells Romney and Obama to go right off, and that he'll defeat 17 bears while they're gone.
  • Beastly Bloodsports: The lyric "I'm gonna find a chicken fight" in "Everybody Poops".
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: from "Rockin' All Night Long":
    You can always count on me to show those other girls just how to lay it down, down, down.
    ...Every girl get they freak on please, you are the one that can bring him to his knees
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Katniss claims that Peeta knows he's attracted to her as she slams him into a wall and yells at him
    Katniss: You know you wanna go dance with me.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Greenish potatoes and soggy fishsticks for apl.de.ap (re. "Everybody Poops")
    • Mind your manners when you're on Ludacris' mountain, or you will be shot. Twice. And your corpse looted by The Bee Gees. If the ghetto hobbit with an Uzi is around, that is. At the very least, Ludacris will definitely use karate on you.
    • Don't call "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" a Renaissance fair if you don't want the wrath of "Eddie" Stark on you.
    • There's one NFL'er who gets really upset at people crushing someone's "fuzzy cape" (More NFL).
    • That cake was Edward's most bestest creation. And Bella ate it.
    • In "More Walking (And Talking) Dead Part One", Tyreese loses it when the conversation he's having abruptly changes from being about apples to being about dolphins.
  • Big Eater: Their Alternate Character Interpretation of Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox seems to be this. "Hot Jumping Beans" is about food to begin with, but while Justin Bieber mainly sticks to the topic of beans, LeVox keeps bringing up other kinds of food.
    BACON!!! Yeah, whoo... ham.
    • Justin has...interesting culinary tastes.
      I'M HUNGRY!!!
    • Deconstructed in "Russian Unicorn":
      "I should not have ate those Cajun rice and beans... Them strawberries look juicy"
    • Also seems to apply to Rick Perry in his soundbite, where he spontaneously lists food and proclaims that he is "bored by famine."
    • Obama in Trick the Bridesmaids lists food America has been short on.
    • The Yeti, who even gets called out on it.
    • Bob Schieffer seems to have a thing for bacon-crusted rolls, comparing them to crack-filled sandwiches. This is followed by Mitt Romney proclaiming his love for ground meat on spinach and "scum brownies".
    • Deconstructed with Jacob Black. Apparently, even werewolves have problems with soul food, especially if it's made with porpoise meat.
    • Give Herman Cain a large plate of McDonald's special, and he'll sing, sing, sing about it.
    • Adrian Peterson has exotic interests in food which includes egg rolls, cookies, stingrays, and double-sided Scooby-Snacks. He also has a thing for orange peanuts, and publicly accepted an interviewer when she offered one.
    • Peter Parker ate Gwen's pig, Mr. Peaches, and feathered duck, Ruffles. He likes juicy pork.
    • Bobby B credits his gut to beer and powdered donuts.
    It's powerful, yeah, powdered sugaaaaaaar!
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Take a guess.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Implied to be the case for Alejandro; at the very least, it was good enough for Nicki Minaj.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: In-Universe: One of the few things that makes sense in the BLR Universe is people's reactions to things that are weird even by their standards, such as Katniss singing because she ate fruit, Gale going on a carboard diet, and Hershel Greene suddenly acting senile.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Russian Unicorn" — 'Российский единорог' is a literal Russian translation of the name for the eponymous creature.
  • Black Speech:
    • The parts that were not "translated" in "Shadow Pico" are implied to be this.
    • The "demon"'s unintelligible speech in "More Walking (And Talking) Dead: Part 2".
  • Blah Blah Blah: Varys taunting Petyr Baelish is... decidedly simpler in this version.
  • Blatant Lies: In La Fway.
    Beyonce: La Fway Fway, babe, I'll try to use my words. (incomprehensible gibberish) I'll punch your neck!
  • Body Snatcher: Gotye in Kicked Your Monkey
    "I'm body snatching you and then I'ma change your diaper!"
  • Boomerang Bigot: Implied. Obama starts the election by insisting that Governor Romney is black, and that "'black' can be judged," but he can't find the words to describe what he means after this.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: From "(Rockin') All Nite Long":
    Whiz Khalifa: Bring me potatoes. And meat. And greens. And weed.
    • "Dirty Spaceman" gives us "River deep, mountain high, shave my pubes".
    • "Beard With Glue" has a very jarring one:
    I saw your friends drowning in blood.
    • "Kicked Your Monkey" gets dangerous pretty fast:
    Been dreaming I could strangle you and it felt so wonderful.
    • From Herman Cain:
    All you can do is give that woodchuck a tuna melt, or romantic shoes, or a metal skull crusher.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Katniss briefly switches to a Southernish accent.
    "And the police ate Timothay!"
  • Brick Joke:
    • At the meta level - Nicki Minaj brings up the name "Alejandro" in "Dirty Spaceman", and 2 videos later, "Alejandro" becomes the first Lady Gaga video used by BLR.
    • A minor one in "The Walking and Talking Dead"; A woman points a gun at Rick and tells him she's taking away his banjo in the second scene. In the fourth scene, Rick mentions a woman thug stole his banjo.
  • Buffy Speak: Bella learns about Edward's fish preparation method and says "that's so loser-ly".
    • In More NFL, Peyton Manning is asked what kinds of things gross him out. One of the items on his list is "doo-dads that scratch the wood. Like, scratchy things, y'know?"
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Rick Santorum. According to him, he's crazy, and he's right.
  • Call Back: At the end of "Russian Unicorn", a muzak version of "Everybody Poops" can be heard playing in the background.
    • Came full circle with "The Walking (and Talking) Dead", which features one scene where Rick and Glen are driving somewhere in a car. "Russian Unicorn" can be heard playing on the car's radio.
    • Ludacris actually shouting out "Gang FIGHT!" in "Magic Man". The intro for "Gang Fight" can be heard in some later videos as a reverse-Vanity Plate.
    • And "Magic Man" brings up windmills, right after "Black Umbrella" did.
    • You can hear "Morning Dew", "Russian Unicorn", and the tune from the end of "Medieval Land Fun Time World" in "Twilight III".
      • The book on moss shown in "Twilight III" is credited to T(iny) T(immy) Tokyo, who was mentioned in "Black Umbrella".
    • Shane Walsh is voiced the same as "Jimmy Whisper".
    • Anthony the Turtle gets a Cameo in the third "The Walking (and Talking) Dead" video.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Rick Santorum:
    The first time I drank, I had my shoes under my arm. Because I mean I was so sick, I mean, so barftastic. I puked on the pizza.
  • Captain Obvious: From "More NFL":
    "A baby is a little man." "A chair is somewhere to sit."
  • Clear My Name: Ludacris denies shooting the hobbit on his mountain, claiming it was a ghetto hobbit with an uzi.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Most of the people who get the BLR treatment come out this way.
  • Comic Sutra: The "Mary Lunch Limbo", a favorite maneuver of Newt Gingrich, involving four porpoises and a wet Nigerian.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In "The Hunger Games", Katniss tells Prim to face the fact that she's the devil. In "More Hunger Games", when Haymitch says the blood coming from Katniss' neck is "beautiful", Prim says "Yes. And I need it. And your soul, obviously."
    • Mika Samuels still says gibberish in her second appearance.
  • Cool Pet: Michael Buble's pet porcupine, Zazoom. Though his trick is leaving his scent on people's graves...
    • Mitt Romney tamed a parrot named Mr. Future.
    • Ron Paul's kitty rode the lightning. And Elvis was part of it.
  • Cool Sword: Miley Cyrus' plasma sword. She's Padawan material, y'know.
  • Creepy Child:
    • Lizzie Samuels is a demon girl in "More The Walking (And Talking) Dead."
    • In "More Hunger Games", a little girl cheerfully tells Katniss that she's going to crush her trachea. And then there's Prim, who is apparently the devil.
  • Crossdressing Voices As noted earlier, BLR is all the work of one man, which means he ends up gag-dubbing with female voices a lot. Though there's probably some studio trickery involved, his female singing voice is pretty convincing.
  • Crossover Cosmology: Hobbits and Padawans are both apparently well-known real beings in the Bad Lip Reading 'verse.
  • Darker and Edgier: Songs about fun and partying become songs about gang warfare and drugs. Even songs about love can be turned movie trailers about tribes summoning demons.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    Jay-Z: Makin' happy on my floor, got a stiffle.
    • Mitt Romney also sees this as a problem, and addresses the issue at the beginning of "More Mitt":
    Mitt: So many people are rubbing on their messy parts. It's awful, awkward, and germy. Come on, people. I mean, I know it feels good... but we're embarrassed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Katniss.
  • Dirty Old Man: Newt Gingrich, who also has this reputation in Real Life.
    • An NFL commentator, who looks about the same age as Newt, sings about "pretty female parts" into his headset.
  • Dissimile: In "Hunger Games":
    Peeta: "Every night, I want you to hold Marvin the Cat... He's not a real cat."
  • Disproportionate Retribution: "Everybody Poops":
    You'll never find a human that steals school supplies
    And if you do
    Let me know who (who)
    And I'll beat him down.
    • will.i.am will also beat you down if you make eye contact with him, because that's not scary.
    • A weird witch gagged Rick Santorum for swearing and having porn.
    • Carl Grimes apparently attacked a gingerbread boy because "little cookie man never waved to me - so he got knocked out!". He'll also give a funeral to anyone who doesn't call him "Carl Poppa".
  • Dreadful Musician: Paul Ryan.
  • Dumb Is Good: The Double Take girls seem to believe this, since they mention that they like "dum-dums".
  • Eats Babies: Nicki Minaj, in "Dirty Spaceman" would "love to eat a bag of children" and "cook 'em 'over easy' on a Monday"
  • Eat the Dog: Edward expresses a desire to eat Bella's pet rabbit in "More Twilight" and Peter eats Gwen's pet pig and feathered duck in "Peter and Gwen" just because he likes juicy pork.
    • Petey Baelish serves the group kitten meat.
      What? They're just baby cats, jeez.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It's highly implied that "Shadow Pico" is one of these.
  • Epic Rocking: "Morning Dew."
  • Establishing Character Moment: Special mention must be made of the Rick Santorum video for getting this over with in the first line.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: Played with in "LA FWAY" in which Beyonce's scatting is subtitled in gibberish.
  • Everyone Has Standards: One of the NFL players likes to kick his cat, but only when she's not pregnant.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Apparently there weren't enough of them in the "Lazy Song" clips, so Jay-Z brought his own. (re. "Morning Dew").
    • Inverted in "Beard With Glue", in which a costumed gorilla ate Ben. (Although a gorilla is technically not a monkey.) This might be why Double Take hates gorillas.
    • Gotye kicked one right before he "used" a goat.
  • Everyone Is Bi: Implied to be the case in "Twilight III".
    Carlisle: I believe he said we should all make out.
    Rosalie: I thought that we just did!
  • Evil Laugh: Mitt Romney has one.
    I'm very good company. EhahahahahAHAHAHAHAHA!
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The premise at least; the actual songs, not so much.
  • Extreme Omnivore: One of the Double Take girls admits to eating a big rock.
  • Fake Shemp: "Yeti" has added footage of Chris Martin running after the Yeti. Since they couldn't get the real Chris Martin, they used a lookalike wearing his outfit from the video, who is almost always filmed from behind (except for one quick shot incorporating green-screened footage from "The Scientist")
  • Fantastic Racism: The Black Eyed Peas believe androids should be destroyed. Apl.de.ap appears to agree with the rest, despite being a soft machine man.
  • Flanderisation: Played deadly straight in "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" (adapted from Game of Thrones, mind you), despite being a deliberate Lighter and Softer interpretation (Played for Laughs of course).
  • Follow the Leader: Bad Lip Reading in other languages. It had to happen.
  • Foreshadowing: One of the things said by Gary LeVox near the end of "Asian Baby", the first BLR based around Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts' "That Should Be Me," is "Cheese fries, next time," said directly to the viewer. The second BLR based around "That Should Be Me?" The food-themed "Hot Jumping Beans".
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus
    • The still of Ludacris and his "magic goose" in "Magic Man" (shown right after the "Gang Fight" Call Back). It's shown just long enough to register, but the pause button is needed to make out the funnier details.
    • Also, in "(Rockin') All Nite Long", once Taylor Swift appears to be checking her armpit odor, "sniff" appears on the screen for a very short time. Turns out it corresponds to a later verse where shes sniffing a flower.
    • Happens again in "Dirty Spaceman", with a reflection of the Dirty Spaceman in the tv screen before it's switched on, and will.i.am edited to look like a pink bunny at 3:23.
    • Yet again in "Morning Dew," with a monkey appearing on Jay-Z's shoulder at 1:41. The still of Jay-Z edited to look like Han Solo might also count, but it's up for a bit longer than most such shots. There's also a shot around 3:23 where Bruno Mars holds up a picture he drew of a pink ice castle, a green hotdog, and 'three light snacks.'
    • There are a few quick shots in the buildup part of "Shadow Pico" that shows Louis turning into a vampire.
    • Those signs added to "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD".
  • Friendly Enemy
    • Bruno Mars is gonna send flowers to all his foes.
    • Matt Birk of the Baltimore Ravens wants to make Andrew Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals a mai tai. Unless it's a bother.
  • Funny Background Event: Listen to the background chatter at the end of "Russian Unicorn".
    Guy: What a whackjob.
    Girl 1: Did he say he drinks fire water?
    Girl 2: He thinks monsters are trying to get his testicles!
    • Now listen to the background music playing in the same scene. It's a muzak version of Everybody Poops.
      • Something similar is done in "The Walking (And Talking) Dead" - While Glenn and Rick are talking in the truck, "Russian Unicorn" can be heard faintly on the car radio.
  • Gag Dub: As applied to pop music and politicians.
  • Gagging on Your Words: Barack Obama can't quite bring himself to say "Elvis Presley had sex appeal" as part of his being sworn in as president.
  • Genre Shift: BLR has shifted from music videos to politicians to movies and TV shows.
  • Girlfriend in Canada: Katniss claims very suspiciously that she does have a boyfriend.
  • Glamour Failure: Being afraid to make eye contact is a sign that you're an android, as is a lack of defecation.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: In "Paul Ryan's Video Diary", Paul Ryan mentions that his band can't use the name "Steak Baby" anymore, so he rattles off some other names they've been considering. Among these are "Porky Puff", "Joy Nuts", "Booty Reactions", "Tree Pie" and "Slutnick".
  • G-Rated Sex: Katniss just plants one on Peeta in "Hunger Games".
    Peeta: And that's how babies grow?
    Katniss: You got to be kidding.
    Peeta: It's not?
    • Terry gives Susie a face lick in "Medieval Land Fun-Time World." She tastes goooood.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: If it even is one, in "Shadow Pico".
    • Gratuitous English: Invoked in "Shadow Pico" to conserve the foreign art house movie feeling.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: From the extended version of "Carl Poppa": "If you try to step to me / hit you in the femur / with another femur that is laying on the ground, yeah"
  • Gumby: Nicki Minaj hates him more than you.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Taylor Swift from "Rockin' All Nite Long":
    And I wanna have fun.
    Un-sober, I'm thinking you could hook me up
    With a bottle of Platinum Patron
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Sexually Active Today?: From "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD":
    Petey: Kind sir, I'm the evil stud muffin.
    Eddie: Really?
    Petey: You bet. I got girls in my dreams.
    • Jo-Jo likes to get freaky, you know what I mean?
  • Healthcare Motivation: The deleted scenes of "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" reveal that Eddie is trying to run the park because his daughter needs "toe surgery".
  • Hotter and Sexier: BLR's naughty reinterpretations of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Michael Bublé have left many YouTube commenters finding them more attractive than before, despite all video clips being taken straight from the original videos.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    Lady Gaga: "A midget said "Speak with an accent", so I did, just so I could steal his Porsche while he was tied to a stake... in the rain"
  • Hypocrite: Mitt Romney makes multiple Your Mom statements... But he doesn't want his son speaking bad about his mother, even if he's a party rapper.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Rick Perry cracks up at the nonsensical statements made by his opponents during debates, when he did the same thing in Real Life.
    • Daryl Dixon calls Rick Grimes out on gluing a wig to a mannequin, when he glued a beard to the same one. When Rick points this out, Daryl responds "You're not the glue police."
  • I Ate WHAT?: Eddie Stark is shocked to discover Petey put kitten meat in the burgers.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: "Dirty Spaceman": "I'd love to eat a bag of children, cook 'em over easy on a Monday"
  • Imaginary Friend: Marvin the Cat may be this, since Peeta asks Katniss to hug him every night before admitting that Marvin isn't a real cat.
  • Implausible Deniability: Ludacris vehemently denies shooting that hobbit on his mountain, instead blaming "a ghetto hobbit with an Uzi". Although he does admit to using karate on the hobbit.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: This moment from "The Walking (and Talking) Dead":
    Glenn: I want a brown girl!
    Maggie: Hey, psst, I'm standing right here...
    Glenn: She's so white and not exotic! I want another one!
  • In a World:
    Narrator:...that tore them [One Direction] apart. Only one thing can bring them back together.
  • Incest Is Relative: Tyrion hitting on Cersei comes across as playful banter instead. Joffrey on Cersei on the other hand:
    Joffrey Baratheon: I bet you were a vaguely hot woman, back in your day. *slap*
    • From "Twilight III":
    Carlyle: "I think he said we should all make out."
    Rosalie: "I thought we just did!"
  • Insistent Terminology: "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" is a theme park, NOT a Renaissance fair.
  • Intercourse with You: "Russian Unicorn"
    • will.i.am also recounts this tale during "Dirty Spaceman":
    All these teenage chickenheads call me all night
    One that looked like Brundlefly said to me,
    "Can you leave your wrinkled willie glue inside my ocean, please?"
    But I didn't 'cause her booty flat, flat, flat
    Yeah, I'm a genius, trust me it was fully sa-a-aa-ad...
  • Interspecies Romance: "Yeti".
  • Intoxication Ensues: Double Take in "Time to Rock." Also The Stinger at the end of "YETI":
    Chris Martin: IIIIII love my cham-paagne, I'm floooooating...
  • Irony: In reality Obama's life was quite affected by racism, and yet somehow the first thing he does in "Eye of the Sparrow" is accuse Mitt Romney of being black.
  • It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context:
    • Due to the fact that the whole thing is Word Salad, a lot of things make no sense, or make sense but are brought up for no reason.
    • One example subverts this; Petey says at the table while everyone eats "How did you find the kitten meat?". This time, it's not just random insanity. Petey really did use kitten meat to make the dinner. Naturally, the others are disturbed, and Eddie and Bobby are sick immediately afterwards.
  • Jabba Table Manners: "I ate the cookie, then I gave it back to Benny."
  • Jerkass:
    • Whoever the song "Beard With Glue" is about. He sneaks off and punches little orphaned Brazilians, and he drowned his friends in blood. He's so bad that a bullfrog hates him and James Blunt hopes he falls on his burger and fries.
    • Gotye kicks monkeys, has wonderful dreams about strangling people, works with the Sith, and if you don't buy his song on iTunes, he'll use your goat, whatever that means.
    • The girl at the end of the "More Mitt" video. She interrupts Mitt's speech to call out "I wish you would drown".
    • Possibly also Mitt Romney himself. He tied up a chicken and gave a whipping to a disabled, he ate Fifi, and he will force spiders and badgers on his enemies. He might also be mildly racist.
    • Edward Cullen. In "More Twillight", he suggests making stew out of Bella's dead rabbit, forgets to buy Bella's Christmas present, and slaps a fish for some reason, and in the first video he screams at Bella for eating a leftover piece of cake.
    • Joe Biden said in a debate that "poor people can suck it!". Paul Ryan claims he's made out of ice.
    • One of the NFL coaches calls himself a jerk because he told a girl to pick up her floor bags because she ain't living in Southeast Asia.
    • A midget told Lady Gaga to speak with an accent, so she did, just so she could steal his Porsche while he was tied to a stake. In the rain.
    • Michael Buble soils his underwear and first tries to blame it on some guy before blaming it on the girl he's singing to, and in The Stinger he reveals that he poisoned his dog.
  • Kick the Dog: Cinna smiles cruelly as he asks Katniss who would stop them trying to get together, seeing as her father is dead
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Rick Santorum borrowed meat to provide for his puddy tat.
  • Le Film Artistique: Parodied in Shadow Pico.
  • Lethal Chef: Edward Cullen.
    Bella: "You slapped a fish! You punched it! Why would you hit it?"
    Edward: "I wanted to make some seafood..."
  • Letting the Air out of the Band: The ending of OBSIDIOTS first song, when Katniss realises everyone think's they're terrible.
  • Literal Music Video: Although not strict literal music videos, many of the lyrics are inspired by things going on in the video, like in "Black Umbrella (The Right Stuff)": "Dude's so crazy, he tryin' to sell me hubcaps." and "Please help me down from this swing"
    • "Kicked Your Monkey" does this deliberately to fill a segment left lyric-less in the original.
      "Lines, lines, intersecting. Ooooh, lines, lines, intersecting now with paint."
  • Little Miss Badass: Rebecca Black is suddenly a lot of bearable when she's singing about paying by blood, making war, gang fights...and chicken.
  • Locked in a Room: In the Extended edition of La Bibbida Bibba Dum from "The Walking (And Talking) Dead" the governor reveals that there is a girl in his basement. Who probably thinks he's a creep.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Take Carl Poppa for example. In the full length version he frequently mentions how he's annoyed by the undead.
    This whole thing where random dead people try to kill me's gotta go.
  • Magical Negro: Ludacris claims to be a literal example of this in "Magic Man".
  • Man Child: San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh in "THE NFL" just isn't able to wait for his cake.
    Jim Harbaugh: I want it now! I want cake NOW! [beat] I want it now!
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: In an anonymous interview with the Village Voice, the man behind the videos claims to do all the voices himself, including the female ones.
    "I play all the parts and sing all the vocals. Even the girl parts are me. It's a party-trick of mine: I can do a girl voice. I used to call up my friends and speak in the girl voice and they wouldn't know who it was. It's just a thing I can do. But there's also some electronic trickery involved."
  • Melismatic Vocals: "La Fway".
  • The Merch: Bad Lip Reading T-shirts exist!
  • Miss Conception: Peeta believes that babies "grow" after G-Rated Sex, i. e. kissing.
  • Narcissist: Jacob Black
    Jacob: I'm not good... looking. [Beat] I's just kidding. Yeah I am.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe. Bob Stookey considers Creepy Lizzie Samuels to be the stuff of nightmares.
  • Nobody Poops: Inverted. Unless you're an android, in which case, you should be destroyed.
    • And Fergie's got "bowel issues".
  • Noodle Incident: It took forever to get a ghost out of Nicki Minaj's house, that stupid poltergeist!
    • Barack Obama's college had one man who made goats tell time (Trick the Bridesmaid)
  • No Plot? No Problem!: As each episode is pure Word Salad, almost every video is this. It's rare to so much as find two related conversations in different scenes of the same video.
    • "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER is the sole aversion of this, where it's quickly established that it's about Eddie Stark trying to run a Medieval Theme park, which could become the best of its kind in the world were it not for the fact that most of the employees "work as hard as a bucket of apples". As such, while it is as disjointed as one would expect from a regular trailer, it is possible to identify actual plot threads and character types from the pieces shown.
  • No True Scotsman: will.i.am would like you to know that you'll never find a human that steals school supplies. But if you do, let him know who, and he'll beat 'em down.
  • No Yay: Invoked; will.i.am was once solicited by a teenage chickenhead who looked like Brundlefly, but he turned her down because her booty flat, flat, flat.
  • Obligatory Bondage Song: The Bee Gees' parts of "Magic Man".
  • One of Us: In-Universe. Mitt Romney is apparently quite a gamer.
  • One Steve Limit: Leaving out the Nicki Minaj bits in "Magic Man" while she gets due focus in "Dirty Spaceman" seems influenced by this trope. Averted with two Justin Bieber videos out (though the second seems like a deliberate followup to the first).
  • Only Sane Employee: Eddie Stark in "Medieval Land Fun-Time World". He's trying to get the theme park ready for its opening, but everyone else works as hard as "a bucket of apples".
  • Only Sane Man:
    • In the Newt Gingrich clip, Michele Bachmann comes across as this during the debate.
    • Eddie Stark certainly appears to be this in "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER.
    • Rick spends the end of The Walking (and Talking) Dead trying to get the governor to stop singing.
    • Tyreese from More The Walking And Talking Dead is the first person in BLR history to get annoyed by the spontaneous topic change.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The zombies in The Walking (and Talking) Dead series can speak and occasionally try to sing, especially in the second video.
  • Parody: Or satire, depending on your point of view. Either one is protected under United States fair use law and BLR makes an effort to present the video clips differently from the original video, potentially to avoid copyright violations. Whether this works is yet to be determined.
    • "Gang Fight" fast forwarded through the part of the "Friday" video where Rebecca Black sang the infamous "Yesterday it was Thursday..." lines and goes straight to the rapper in the car, apparently because they didn't write anything for that part of the video. This makes "Gang Fight" about 40 seconds shorter than the original video.
    • The images for "Everybody Poops" are (until the end) flipped from the original version of "Boom Boom Pow" and the part where Fergie sings "People in the place..." is used twice in "Everybody Poops" so she can be seen singing "When I'm on the pot..." twice.
    • Clips from rap videos are inserted into "Black Umbrella (The Right Stuff)" and "(Rockin') All Nite Long", both parodies of songs not containing any rapping. Of special note, the clips of Wiz Khalifa come from "Black and Yellow" which actually were black and yellow but have been tinted blue here.
    • "Magic Man" actually omits all of Nicki Minaj's footage from the original, in favor of the apparently random BeeGees clips from "Too Much Heaven".
    • "Dirty Spaceman" is edited so that it appears you are watching the video via a monitor on the ship of the Dirty Spaceman.
      • It didn't stop UMG from taking it down, though.
    • Putting certain words on screen may also be an effort to ensure the videos are recognized as parody.
    • "Russian Unicorn" appears to be the least altered from the original, although it does have the usual BLR trope of putting certain phrases on the screen.
    • At the other end of the scale, since "Morning Dew" has clips from three videos, it would be the most altered of all the BLR vidoes.
    • Like "Everybody Poops", "Beard With Glue" flips the original video for "You're Beautiful" (unlike the above mentioned, however, this stays the same for the entire video). It also adds around another 40 seconds to the video by reversing the part where James Blunt empties his pockets, making it look like after he puts everything out, he puts them back into his pockets, and then puts them out again. The video also uses a similar "watching from a screen" technique like from "Dirty Spaceman", except there are multiple screens, as shown in the beginning and end.
    • "Kicked Your Monkey" does this very subtly, adding a strobe effect to just the border, which melds perfectly with the new Eurobeat sound so you don't even notice it's there at first. The random triangle shapes created by the "lines, lines, intersecting" on the walls also flicker with light in time to a quick series of synth notes (that are also heard at the end, with random paint splotches appearing over Gotye and Kimbra in perfect sync with the notes).
    • "Time to Rock" adds a blue tint and a smoky effect to the inside of the limousine to fuel the implication that the Double Take girls are currently high as kites. It also adds some rather unflattering stills of the girls to make them look even more high.
  • Parrot Exposition: Invoked in "More Twilight" during the exchange about earwigs.
    Jacob: An earwig. It's like a rotten potato two people flip.
  • Piss-Take Rap: Attempted by Peter in "Peter and Gwen".
  • Pizza Boy Special Delivery: Bruno Mars seems to be "delivering" for Lady Gaga in "Morning Dew".
  • Potty Emergency: Porpoise meat apparently doesn't agree with Jacob Black.
  • Prop Recycling: Invoked. Some videos have an obviously CGI plasma TV with a BLR brand name inserted.
  • Queer Romance: Coldplay's singer and a male Yeti form a romance that is queer by every definition of the word.
  • "Rashomon"-Style: In "Magic Man", who did kill that hobbit?
  • Reality Subtext: Given Taylor Swift's penchant for Take Thats, starting the chorus with "all y'all haters stop your noise" becomes less random.
    • "Asian Baby" has Justin Bieber mentioning that he was in Korea, which would have happened for real if 4chan had their way.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: will.i.am even boasts about it.
  • Rule of Funny: The only way to explain the random lyrics that are sung when the video is not currently focused on the singing. For example, in "Black Umbrella", the lines about the Padawan and Tiny Timmy Tokyo both come up when the camera is not on Miley Cyrus' face.
  • Sampled Up: Invoked for "Magic Man" with The Bee Gees.
  • Scatting: Beyonce, for some reason, is doing this at Obama's inauguration in the middle of her Word Salad Lyrics.
  • Secret Identity: As noted above, the man behind BLR is hiding his real name, reportedly "because he doesn't want the levity of the Bad Lip Reading series to impact his more serious work."
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Up to Eleven in various videos. As most videos are Word Salad, the average conversation flits between various meaningless out-of-context topics. In The Walking (and Talking) Dead and Twilight III, there are even songs about pointless topics.
  • Sequel Escalation: "Yeti" broke new ground by adding whole footage cut from cloth; "Edward and Bella" and "Hunger Games" actually shake off some of the Word Salad Lyrics and manage to turn out continuous back-and-forth dialogue. "Paul Ryan's Video Diary" goes one step further by replacing the background, completely changing the context.
    • "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" cranks this Up to Eleven, with signs and hands added all over the place, changing the context despite playing up the Flanderisation. In the Deleted Scenes, Eddard even uses an iPhone.
    • "More The Walking (and Talking) Dead" and "More Hunger Games" still remain plotless altogether, but various scenes appear to have at least some context behind them.
  • Shown Their Work: Yes, that is a real graph of the inverse cosine in "Black Umbrella (The Right Stuff)".
    • The new voices for Snoop Dogg. will.i.am, and Gotye are disturbingly spot on. It should be noted that Gary LeVox's ISN'T.
      • Their Jay-Z sounds good enough that you'd swear it was him.
      • Their Miley Cyrus voice is pretty darn good too, especially in the talking segments (the diet Snapple part and "And I'm pregnant").
    • Why is Wiz Khalifa edited into Taylor Swift's video? It might be because the Pittsburgh Pirates logo on the T-shirt he's wearing has been altered to replace the word "PIRATES" with "TAYLOR." But BLR didn't do that. It was shown that way in Khalifa's original video (The Pirate's face was also altered).
    • When BLR added their own hands to footage of Lady Gaga in "Morning Dew", there was a tattoo of a peace sign on the left wrist. Lady Gaga actually has a tattoo like this.
  • Shout-Out:
    Tyrion: "You a fan of the Pikachu?"
    Petey: "How do you feel about people who go 'Hadouken!'?"
    Tyrion: [singing] Mm, Darth Vader is bad, and his assistant is a mouse. He used the Force to fix his cats...

    • The Grover Mask from "Twilight III".
    • Hershel Greene apparently owns Video Game/Slenderman undies.
  • Some of My Best Friends Are X: Rick Santorum: "I know a few Asian guys."
  • Something Completely Different
    • BLR takes on a Ripped from the Headlines approach with spoken-word videos.
    • "Beard with Glue" could also count, being devoid of the usual hiphop flavor.
    • "High School" starts a new trend by using movie footage.
    • "Shadow Pico" takes it even further by posing music video footage as movie footage into a Real Trailer, Fake Movie. Also, most of the dialogue is lip read as some sort of foreign-language sounding gibberish.
    • "THE NFL", of course, is the first-ever reading consisting of sports footage.
  • Spoken Word in Music: Every song, save for a select few, features a spoken word section, but "Trick the Bridesmaid" is almost exclusively this (save for the chorus).
  • Stealth Pun: Carl Poppa, a song that makes frequent mention of the fact that Walkers keep stumbling over things in their way, is part of an album called Walkers be trippin'
  • The Stinger: After every video, a short part of the video is played again, except with vastly different and equally nonsensical lyrics.
  • Stock Femur Bone: Implied. Femur's are the only bones Carl mentions in his full length song despite also saying they had tons of bones.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Averted in the extended version of La Bibbida Bibba Dum from "The Walking (And Talking) Dead", when the Governor mentions that the girl in his basement probably thinks he's a creep.
  • The Stoic: Tom Brady, unless he finds Fido or figures out that he's white.
  • The Stoner:
    • Miley Cyrus, according to "Black Umbrella".
    • Same applies to Newt Gingrich in his soundbyte.
    • Both halves of Double Take are blatantly high in "Time To Rock".
    • Mitt Romney thinks marijuana is great. Call the whippet badger.
    • Bob Schieffer from the "2012 Debates Highlights" also uses antidepressants to enhance his highs and is no stranger to the presence of crack.
    • President Obama announced at his 2013 inauguration that he loves opiates.
    • Jo-Jo Lannister asks Terry if he's got the dope. Yeah, fo shiz.
    • Rick informs Carl that he'd prefer it if he didn't smoke weed. Carl responds "But you know I'm going to, right?"
    • Haymitch realises that Katniss toked on one of his "good" cigarettes, which would explain her insanity in that particular scene.
  • Strawman Political: Many of BLR's targets are Republicans.
  • Stylistic Suck: All over the place in "Sing-Song Contest of America", "OBSIDIOTS" and some others.
  • Summoning Ritual: "Shadow Pico" seems to be about the members of One Direction gathering to summon Shadow Pico.
  • Surreal Humour / Word Salad Humour: Pretty much everything, but especially their soundbites.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: From "Dirty Spaceman":
    I can tell I'm beginning to like Alejandro / He's brave and dapper and NOT DRUNK!
    • That, or she gets hit on by so many drunk guys that finding one who isn't drunk is something special for her.
    • Another one. According to Newt Gingrich-
    Then the dodo disappeared, and I spent the cash. Sh*t happens.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Adrian Peterson accepts a reporter after he learns she has an orange peanut.
  • Take That: To the production of "Hot Problems," after the song.
    Oh my God, you guys could totally go buy this song on iTunes, and then listen to it in a parked limousine... That'd be so meta!
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: In "Dirty Spaceman":
    And I'm feeling extra angry...
  • That Poor Cat: In Twilight III Jacob throws something out of anger and accidentally hits his cat.
    I bonked my kitteh!
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Invoked in "Gang Fight!": "You're no one and it's unlikely you'll have this ... And I doubt that you'll have this ... Now you go away, na na na!"
    • In "Time to Rock," Double Take "don't wanna disco with your a**"
    • Mitt Romney gives this to his "son" in one of his debates, saying he had to be like Judge Dredd to fix him up.
  • Third-Person Person: Justin Bieber, at least at the beginning of "Asian Baby."
    "Vermont, is heaven, for Bieber."
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: From "Everybody Poops":
    I be regular, bitches.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Rebecca Black is apparently friends with some "pleasant Nazis".
  • Toilet Humour: Everybody Poops.
    • And a bit of it in Russian Unicorn. "The guy behind you just soiled his underwear...uh...umm...maybe YOU did it!"
    • Newt Gingrich went poo-poo in the egg salad.
    • In "Hunger Games":
    Gale: [sniffs] What did you do? It reeks. It's like a hot foot forest.
    Katniss: Oh, well, I got the squirts... y'know, when you make fudge puddles...
    Gale: My bad. Didn't need the visual.
    Katniss: It's horrific.
    Gale: Okay, can we forget it?
    • Rick Santorum thinks diarrhea is okay and once let it shoot out for half a block.
    • The word "poo" shows up at least once in almost every video. Justified in that it's a very simple word that's easy to lip read, not to mention its Inherently Funny Word status.
    • "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" turns this into an Overly Long Gag. Thanks, Grand Maester Pycelle.
      • Also, someone throws poo at Jo-Jo. And he may have a stink booty.
    • The lyrics of "Yeti" describe the titular creature as an "exotic covered-in-poo man".
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Barry Gibb. "Spank my wood...till I bleed... Or so that I scream...'Souffle!'"
  • Tropey Come Home: Invoked.
    Tom Brady: Hey, I found Fido! I found Fido! I found Fido, you guys!
  • Understatement: The full length version of "Carl Poppa" mentions that zombies can "ruin your day", as it shows zombies eating someone.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • In "Twilight III", Jasper is this.
    • In "More The Walking Dead", Lizzis and Mika Samuels, two little girls below 10 at best, say complete gibberish, and it's implied they're still learning to speak.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • In "Hot Jumping Beans", it's pretty clear that the "hot jumping beans" are a metaphor for... something very intimate.
    • From "Dirty Spaceman", we get "Can you leave your wrinkled willie glue inside my ocean, please?"
    • And of course: "Oh, the night is young / Now baby we could shoot a Russian unicorn"
    • A drunk Cinna asks Katniss to "Do something 'fruity'"
    • Lady Gaga has "morning dew" that you simply can't get.
    • Obama wants to "creep" and "make friction" in a large office after lunch.
    • "High School" can be full of this if you keep your mind in the gutter.
      "Yeah, well you watched Jose do the Chinese finger dance on Sloan Dyson's grimy pretzel."
    • According to Joe Biden, Paul Ryan wants you to "frost his lemonhead."
    • Beyonce is very fond of using these in "LA FWAY".
      But your little sweet pig
      I stroked your swine
      His name was Rusty
      Yeahhhhh
      Dllll - Rusty
    • Joe Biden says that popping candy from loose women can get tiring, like jumping in Cindy's Fun Barrel.
  • The Villain Sucks Song: "Beard With Glue."
  • Vocal Dissonance:
    • It says a lot that this is averted except (arguably) in two cases - Gary LeVox (voiced similar to Larry The Cable Guy even though his real voice is more like the one used for Justin Bieber here) and Michele Bachmann (whom you'd probably expect to sound like a guy anyways).
    • Half the characters in "Medieval Land Fun-Time World" have very different voices, while the other half are more faithful. Terry speaks in street parlance, Susie has a very husky voice, whereas Petey and Bobby have ridiculously high-pitched voices.
  • Voice Of Dramatic: will.i.am in one instance of "Dirty Spaceman."
    "Seed money. For the reanimator."
  • Voice of the Legion:
    • The Devil, aka Prim from Hunger Games
    • Trent Cole from "More NFL": "The ghost is near."
    • The Demon girl from "More Walking (and Talking) Dead: Part 2" Mind you, this is Lizzie we're talking about.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Peter Parker throws up over the side of a building right in front of Gwen Stacy, after telling her that touching her wooden leg makes him sick.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Lyric: Nicki Minaj throws up perfect shellfish into her towel.
  • We Sell Everything: Subverted. When Katniss and Peeta respectively request Walrus meat and "a car made of dead folks" when asked if Haymitch can get them anything, he says he doubt those things can be bought. But he'll try.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears: Notably inverted in "Magic Man".
    • Snoop Dogg's appearance in "Black Umbrella" was intended to parody this.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: A typical example from the "Gang Fight" rap: "I'm grabbing a routine vaccination with chicken and sweet carp on the side."
    • In fact, the BLR "universe" is almost entirely word salad.
  • Yiddish as a Second Language: From "Black Umbrella": "Meshuggenah Vinnie had a hoop-de."
  • You Are Fat: In "Yeti", directed towards the Yeti.
    "You're a pig. / You pig. / Stop eating, yeah. / Your body's getting too big. / You pig. / You're a Bigfoot, yeah, but no more chicken and cow."
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Katniss' reaction to Peeta not knowing where babies come from.
  • Your Mom: Mitt Romney is really into this, saying that "Yo' Momma's pudgy" and that she can eat him.

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