"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."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 are safe from takedowns. Starting with the Star Wars BLR trilogy, he's started bringing in guest stars like Jack Black to contribute their voice talents.
— Snoop Dogg, "Black Umbrella"
List of Works
Bad Lip Read Songs:
- "Gang Fight" — based on "Friday" by Rebecca Black
- "Asian Baby" — based on "That Should Be Me" by Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts
- "Everybody Poops" — based on "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas
- "BLACK UMBRELLA (The Right Stuff)" — based on "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus, featuring Snoop Dogg
- "Magic Man" — based on "My Chick Bad" by Ludacris, featuring The Bee Gees
- "Hot Jumping Beans" — also based on "That Should Be Me"
- "(Rockin') All Nite Long" — based on "Our Song" by Taylor Swift, featuring Wiz Khalifa. (Posted on an alternate site after the original was removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim)
- "Dirty Spaceman" — based on "Check It Out" by will.i.am and Nicki Minaj. (Posted on an alternate site after the original was removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim)
- "Russian Unicorn" — based on "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé
- "Morning Dew" — based on "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars, featuring Lady Gaga and Jay-Z
- "Beard With Glue" — based on "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
- "Kicked Your Monkey" — based on "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye and Kimbra
- "Time To Rock" — based on "Hot Problems" by Double Take.
- "YETI" — based on "In My Place" by Coldplay. Alternate Link
- "SHADOW PICO trailer" — a non-musical Real Trailer, Fake Movie based on "Gotta Be You" by One Direction.
- "LA FWAY" — based on Beyoncé's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration (see below).
- "Trick the Bridesmaid" — based on a speech by Barack Obama. Doubles as a song.
- "Rick Perry" — based on several speeches by Rick Perry.
- "Michele Bachmann" — based on Michele Bachmann ads.
- "Mitt Romney" — based on Mitt Romney speeches.
- "Herman Cain" — based on Herman Cain's videos/speeches.
- "Ron Paul" — based on interviews/speeches by Ron Paul.
- "Strong" — based on Rick Perry's "Strong" ad.
- "Rick Santorum" — based on interviews/speeches by Rick Santorum.
- "Newt Gingrich" — based on interviews/speeches by Newt Gingrich.
- "Joe Biden" — based on interviews/speeches by Vice President Joe Biden.
- "Selina Meyer" — based on a promo for Veep featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing the fictional Vice President Selina Meyer.
- "Bush and Clinton" — based on George W. Bush and Bill Clinton's Haiti relief message.
- "More Mitt" — based on more recent Mitt Romney footage.
- "Paul Ryan's Video Diary" — based on speeches by Paul Ryan.
- "Eye of the Sparrow" — based on the 2012 Presidential Debate with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama (feat. Jim Lehrer)
- 2012 Debates Highlights — based on remaining footage from the 2012 Presidential Debate, now including Paul Ryan and Joe Biden.
- "Inauguration 2013" — based on the 2013 inauguration of Barack Obama. A portion of "LA FWAY" (see above) was first seen as part of this.
- First Republican debate highlights: 2015 — based on the debate for the republican party leader for the 2015 presidential campaign.
- First Democratic debate highlights: 2015 — based on the debate for the democratic party leader for the 2015 presidential campaign.
- "Ted Cruz" — based on Ted Cruz's videos/speeches.
- "Bernie & Hillary" — based on the televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
- "Cruz Talks Trump" — based on Ted Cruz's appearance at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
- "Democratic National Convention" — based on the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
- "Debate Night!" — based on the first debate between 2016 presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.
- "Presidential Poetry Slam" — based on the second debate between Trump and Clinton.
- "High School" — based on a clip of the eponymous movie.
- "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" — based on the eponymous movie.
- "Edward and Bella" — based on clips from, yes, Twilight.
- "Hunger Games" — based on clips from The Hunger Games.
- "Iraqi Gold" — based on clips from The Campaign.
- "MORE TWILIGHT" — based on clips from New Moon, featuring Jacob Black.
- "2013 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Screenplay Nominees" — based on clips for the nominees for Best Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards
- "PETER & GWEN" — based on clips from The Amazing Spider-Man
- "TWILIGHT III" — based on clips from Twilight: Eclipse
- "MORE HUNGER GAMES" — based on clips from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- "OBSIDIOTS: Live From District 11" — "live performance" by Katniss and Peeta's band Obsidiots; also based on clips from Catching Fire
- "REDNECK AVENGERS: TULSA NIGHTS" — based on clips from The Avengers (2012)
- "STAR WARS": A Bad Lip Reading — based on clips from A New Hope, Featuring the voice talents of Jack Black, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader
- "BUSHES OF LOVE" — Extended Lyric Video — The extended version of Obi Wan's ending song in "STAR WARS": A Bad Lip Reading.
- "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK": A Bad Lip Reading — based on clips from The Empire Strikes Back, Featuring the voice talents of Jack Black, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader
- "RETURN OF THE JEDI": A Bad Lip Reading — based on clips from Return of the Jedi, Featuring the voice talents of Jack Black, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader
- "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL": A Bad Lip Reading — based on clips from High School Musical, and televised on Disney XD on July 11, 2016.
- "THE NFL" — based on clips from various NFL games of the 2012 season.
- "The Walking (And Talking) Dead" - based on clips from The Walking Dead
- "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER - another Real Trailer, Fake Movie, this time based on clips from Game of Thrones
- The ending of this episode of Tosh0.
- This McDonald's commercial.
- "MORE NFL" — based on clips from various NFL games and interviews of the 2013 season.
- "SING-SONG CONTEST OF AMERICA" — based on clips from Season 13 of American Idol.
- "More Walking (And Talking) Dead" — based on clips from Season 4 of The Walking Dead
- "CARL POPPA" — Full Song & Lyric Video — The extended version of Carl's ending song in "More Walking (And Talking) Dead"
- "More Walking (And Talking) Dead: Part 2" — based on more clips from Season 4 of The Walking Dead
- "NFL 2015" — based on more clips from various NFL games and interviews.
- "NFL 2016-Part 1" — based on even more clips from various NFL games.
- "NFL 2016-Part 2" — based on more NFL clips.
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!"
- From Black Umbrella:
- Accidental Misnaming: A common occurrence due to the fact that the audio is written over.
- 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."
- Joe Biden calls moderator Martha Raddatz "Amy" during the 2012 vice presidential debate.
- Black Widow refers to Bruce Banner as "Percy", and Captain America refers to Black Widow as "Trisha" in "Redneck Avengers".
- Action-Hero Babysitter: Tyreese to Lizzie, Mika and Judith. Just taking the developments from The Walking Dead and running with them, really.
- Action Mom: One of Darth Vader's underlings mentions that his mom is "bonkers with a razor". Upon hearing this, Vader tells him to ask her if she wants a job.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Michael Bublé 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.
- Mark Hamill tweeted the "Empire Strikes Back" video and said "What an honor!"
- 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:
Zombie: (singing) I'm gonna say "Hi" to the guy with the knife!
- 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.
(Daryl tries to stab zombie)
- Rebecca Black is just as peppy as in real life, only now she's singing about gang violence and Nazism. This trope presumably also applies to her pleasant Nazis.
- Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars videos act much nicer than in the original movies. Vader even apologizes when he cuts off Luke's hand during their light saber duel.
- The Alcoholic:
But I'm feeling fineI'm on bottle 99
- Nicki Minaj, according to "Dirty Spaceman":
- Rebecca Black's friend in "Gang Fight"; she's bombed, by the way.
- Taylor Swift is also "un-sober."
- Michael Bublé 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.
- All of the Other Reindeer: In "The Empire Strikes Back", Darth Vader reveals that he was bullied quite a bit when he was younger; when he was at summer camp some other kids tied him to a goat and then put them both in a hole, and in middle school he was nicknamed "Flower".
- Alternate Character Interpretation: Expect any artist appearing in a song to end up a lot less innocent than their ordinary public image.
"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."
- 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.
- Fergie's got "bowel issues."
- Gary LeVox is a Big Eater, and possibly also a Cloudcuckoolander.
- Who knew Barry Gibb was masochistic?
- Michael Buble is a Big Eater, a Sex God, and possibly an Agent Mulder."If your body's a secret girl, then you about to spill it"
- The trend is inverted in "Rockin' All Night Long" when Wiz Khalifa is revealed to be the Dogged Nice Guy for Taylor."Damn, I got carsick by the swings, and she see me dry heaving on the interstate"
- James Blunt, meanwhile, is a Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant who hates dogs.
- Newt Gingrich is a drugged-up party animal with a panty fetish and possible criminal connections.
- Gotye is an unapologetic animal abuser.
- Chris Martin is a zoophile and a slacker who watches LOST all day.
- Paul Ryan is a self-proclaimed rock star who's dorm buddies with Mitt Romney and has the ability to warp the space–time continuum.
- Gwen Stacy has a fake leg.
- The members of One Direction are part of a demon-summoning cult.
- All the Walkers in the The Walking Dead episodes are extremely friendly and polite, and love to sing.
- Head Peacekeeper Thread is the Dance King, and he likes to poke people's feet.
- Angrish: apl.de.ap in "Everybody Poops":And I hate those greenish potatoes with them soggy fish stiiiiiiicks! ÅÅÅ!!!
- 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.
- Lando Calrissian starts getting strangled by Chewbacca in "The Empire Strikes Back".... and yet his main concern is Chewie and C3-PO singing.
- Apologetic Attacker:
- One of the zombies in More The Walking And Talking Dead repeatedly says sorry after a woman he's fighting hits him with a glass bottle.
- Darth Vader sincerely apologizes after cutting off Luke's hand, explaining how he has horrible depth perception because he can't get glasses that will fit over his helmet.
- 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!"
- The X-Wing pilot rap from "Empire Strikes Back" is packed full of boasts, most memorably "You're like a soup can, I'm like Superman."
- George H. W. Bush's "I'm braver than a lion".
- Donald Trump's "Kid, I pogo greater."
- Jeff's mother's "I'm an ovalfish, sucker! I'm a four-eyed gnome!"
- Rick Perry's "I'll fight a chicken with hands".
- 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.
- Bearer of Bad News: After The Bee Gees found a hobbit shot dead on Ludacris's mountain, they had to break the news to the hobbit's son.
- 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 himKatniss: You know you wanna go dance with me.
- Berserk Button:
- Greenish potatoes and soggy fishsticks for apl.de.ap (re. "Everybody Poops")
- Don't fart when you're on Ludacris' mountain, or you will be shot. Twice. And your corpse looted by The Bee Gees. Although Ludacris denies ever shooting anyone, and blames a ghetto hobbit with an Uzi, but he might just be trying to cover his ass. He'll definitely use karate on you though.
- Don't call "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" a Renaissance fair if you don't want the wrath of "Eddie" Stark on you.
- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant gets really upset at people crushing someone's "fuzzy cape" (More NFL).
- Edward is furious when Bella eats the last piece of his cake.
- 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.
It's powerful, yeah, powdered sugaaaaaaar!
- 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.
- Justin has...interesting culinary tastes.
- 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!
- Boastful Rap: Plenty, since most of BLR's songs are rap or hip-hop in some way. It's the subject matter that tends to be odd, like "Everybody Poops".
- Body Horror: The Governor in La-Bibbida-Bibba-Dum claims "I once knew a kid, his tongue fell off in his sleep".
- 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.
- apl.de.ap seems to sympathize with the Black Eyed Peas' Fantastic Racism towards androids, despite being a "soft machine man".
- Brain Bleach:
Han: Where's the sink?
- Bella is understandably grossed out when Jacob says his shoe leaks sock grease.
- Han Solo has a moment of this with the Ewoks:
C3-PO: Why? Do you need to wash your hands?
Han: No, I'm just curious where they wash their hands.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: From "(Rockin') All Nite Long":Whiz Khalifa: Bring me potatoes. And meat. And greens. And weed.
I saw your friends drowning in blood.
- "Dirty Spaceman" gives us "River deep, mountain high, shave my pubes".
- "Beard With Glue" has a very jarring one:
Been dreaming I could strangle you and it felt so wonderful.
- "Kicked Your Monkey" gets dangerous pretty fast:
All you can do is give that woodchuck a tuna melt, or romantic shoes, or a metal skull crusher.
- From Herman Cain:
- 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.
- In the third Star Wars video, Luke says that Vader is near, and Leia asks "Like a ghost?", calling back to "More NFL", when one player said "The ghost is near".
- Early in "High School Musical", Chorky looks for his invisible cat Corville, in the school auditorium. Someone accidentally kicks Corville during the end song.
- Buffy Speak:
- Bella learns about Edward's fish preparation method and says "that's so loser-ly".
- The cake that Bella ate was Edward's "Most Bestest Creation".
- 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.
- Butt Monkey: Jojo(Joffery) gets feces thrown at him, slapped and insulted repeatedly, and the park manager hates him.
- 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.
- Edward Cullen gets his mind blown by the fact that "mouses have wee-wees" in "Edward and Bella", a fact that is later corroborated by Dr. Ben Carson in his closing statement song at the end of "FIRST REPUBLICAN DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS - 2015".
- At one point in "Redneck Avengers", when Steve and Tony are talking, you can faintly hear "Carl Poppa" playing in the background.
- At the end of "Russian Unicorn", a muzak version of "Everybody Poops" can be heard playing in the background.
- 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:
"A baby is a little man." "A chair is somewhere to sit."
- From "More NFL":
"You know that man that had the cocaine? Turns out he's a coke dealer."
- From "NFL 2015":
Ron Paul: I'm Ron Paul!
- From "Ron Paul":
- Ted Cruz: "Your face is not my face."
- Card-Carrying Villain: Petey describes himself as "the evil stud muffin".
- 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.
- Notably, Katniss is treated like this In-Universe. Gale calls her crazy, and Haymitch advises her never to have children after he finds out she can't eat fruit without later singing.
- 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.
- In "More Walking (and Talking) Dead", Daryl Dixon gets offended by Beth threatening to do an evil drive-by on his pet turtle Anthony. Anthony actually appears in Part II.
- In "Ted Cruz", Heidi Cruz says that her husband eats human hair. In "Cruz Talks Trump", Ted Cruz calls dibs on eating Donald Trump's hairballs.
- 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.
- Katniss has an iguana named Frank.
- Marco Rubio owns a parrot that doesn't drink.
- Donald Trump has a pigeon named Lucas Don-Velour. He always takes it shopping because he wants to and because it's got health.
- Chorky from High School Musical has an invisible cat from space named Corville.
- Cool Sword: Miley Cyrus' plasma sword. After all, she said she's Padawan material, y'know.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: In "Medieval Land Fun-Time World", Petey makes everyone burgers using kitten meat. Eddy and Bobby are sick almost immediately afterwards.
- 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.
- Critical Dissonance: "High School Musical" has an In-Universe example: Despite the standing ovation, Chorky and Lumpkinella come last place in the talent show.
- 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: 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.
- Mitt Romney also sees this as a problem, and addresses the issue at the beginning of "More Mitt":
- The Dead Can Dance: One of the zombies in Carl Poppa has the line "Yeah I, just like, to dance, YEAH!", and "More The Walking (And Talking Dead) Part 2" ends with a zombie dancing with joy upon finding out the governor wants him to make a smoothie.
- Deadpan Snarker: Katniss, at least until the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire episode came out. After that she became the Cloudcuckoolander.
- Dirty Old Man: Newt Gingrich, who also has this reputation in Real Life.
- In The NFL, a member of the Houston Texans coaching staff, who looks about the same age as Newt, sings about "pretty female parts" into his headset.
Peeta: "Every night, I want you to hold Marvin the Cat... He's not a real cat."
- In "Hunger Games":
Ted: "This great nation is like a pork pie... Juicy America.
- In "Ted Cruz"
- Disproportionate Retribution: "Everybody Poops":You'll never find a human that steals school suppliesAnd if you doLet 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".
- Daryl Dixon banned Beth from going to her own birthday party because she insulted his pet turtle, Anthony.
- Eddie Stark will strangle you if you call Medieval Land Fun-Time World a renaissance festival.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Happens a few times in NFL videos.Player: Who am I seeing? Who am I seeing?? Vivian?Referee: Ooh, I like that girl up there.
- Dreadful Musician: Paul Ryan.
- Druid: Peeta claims to be one, at least.Katniss: What does that even mean?Peeta: (suggestively) Oh, you'll see.
- Dumb Is Good: The Double Take girls seem to believe this, since they mention that they like "dum-dums" (though it's possible they could be referring to the brand of lollipops as well).
- 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.
- Petey Baelish serves the group kitten meat.
- Eldritch Abomination: It's highly implied that "Shadow Pico" is one of these.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Darth Vader reveals that his nickname in middle school was "Flower".
- 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:
- 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").
- 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!
- Everything Is an Instrument: In "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)", Yoda adds extra percussion to the song by banging on R2-D2 with his walking stick, despite R2's protests.
- 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.
- Ted Cruz has a liking for human hair.
- Eye Take: Nicki Minaj has a rather amusing one in "Dirty Spaceman", after Will I Am admits that a teenage chickenhead that looked like Brundlefly said to him, "Can you leave your wrinkled willie glue inside my ocean, please?"
- 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.
- Felony Misdemeanor:
Loki: "Lil' Buddy told me everythang. Like how you like your chicken strip on the underside of the bread? What are you thinking?!"
- Loki takes extreme umbrage at some of Trisha's food habits.
Mitt Romney: That dude's the sickest. We hate him. Because he had eggs for a bath. Gonna throw up tonight.
- From "Eye of the Sparrow":
- 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 Bouncing Ball: "High School Musical" has onscreen lyrics and a bouncing basketball appear during the last song.
- 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".
- "Redneck Avengers" briefly has a sign that says "Stay out! If the dog don't get you the Hulk will!"
- 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.
- Darth Vader apologizes for cutting off Luke's hand during their duel. Luke also seems sincerely disappointed that Vader doesn't notice his new shoes.
- Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine casually discuss what their ideal girlfriends would be like. Luke then offers to teach Palpatine how to do the turkey trot right before Palpatine tries to electrocute him.
- 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.
- Now listen to the background music playing in the same scene. It's a muzak version of Everybody Poops.
- 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.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In-Universe; in "Not the Future", Luke mentions that he was big in Japan.
- Girlfriend in Canada: Gale tells Katniss that if she sold her pet iguana named Frank, she'd be able to have a boyfriend. Katniss claims very suspiciously that she does have a boyfriend...named Frank.
- 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".
- Grail in the Garbage: The Bee Gees looted a ring off a dead hobbit, implied to be the One Ring, and pawned it for a small handful of cash that they used to go on a vacation.
- 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"
- 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 upWith a bottle of Platinum Patron
- Hates Being Touched: R2-D2 does not like being touched. Especially not from "Creepy MacNightmare".
- Have I Mentioned I Am Sexually Active Today?: From "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD":Petey: Kind sir, I'm the evil stud muffin.
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:
- 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."
- In "Empire Strikes Back", Han asks why Luke doesn't want to move to Nevada. Luke answers "Because I heard it's a bad part of Mexico! Listen to this guy, he doesn't even know his geography."
- I Ate WHAT?!:
- Eddie Stark is shocked to discover Petey put kitten meat in the burgers.
- One of the commentators in "NFL 2015" accidentally serves the other rodent meat.
- I'm a Humanitarian:
- 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.
- Imagine Spot: The entirety of "Russian Unicorn".
- 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.
Tony: Hey, guess what? [Burp]Pepper: Did you burp in my face again?Tony: Nuh-uh.
- Tony Stark in Redneck Avengers
- Implied Death Threat:
- When Bernie Sanders is told he lost the Noun challenge, he immediately tells moderator Anderson that he sees a dead person, and that he has Anderson's eyes.
- Jabba the Hutt tells Princess Leia "Yay for me, 'cause I'm probably the last guy you'll kiss."
- In "High School Musical", one of the basketball players randomly asks Chorky "do you like oxygen?"
- At the end of "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)", Luke claims he doesn't like Yoda. Yoda's response? "Don't fall asleep. Don't fall asleep."
- 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:
Joffrey Baratheon: I bet you were a vaguely hot woman, back in your day. *slap*
- Tyrion hitting on Cersei comes across as playful banter instead. Joffrey on Cersei on the other hand:
Carlyle: "I think he said we should all make out."
- From "Twilight III":
Rosalie: "I thought we just did!"
Steve: "Trisha, I think I'm in love."Trisha: "Say what!?"Steve: "And even though you and me are family, who says that we can't be together?"
- From "Redneck Avengers":
- Darth Vader claims to be engaged to Princess Leia, though Obi-Wan doesn't buy it.
- Innocently Insensitive: C3PO calls Jabba the "Big Slug Guy Thing", and claims it's a perfectly good description of him when R2D2 calls him out on it.
- 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":
- Interspecies Romance:
- "Yeti" is about a forbidden love between Chris Martin and the Yeti.
- In "More Hunger Games", Gale tells Katniss that she could have a boyfriend if she'd sell her pet iguana Frank. Katniss replies "I have a boyfriend. His name's Frank."
- Gotye is implied to have had sex with a genie, though he denies that either of them ever got the other off.
- 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...
- I Resemble That Remark!: From "Presidential Poetry Slam":Audience member: Mr. Trump, why is it that, in front of all the people, you're kinda nasty?
Donald Trump: Excuse me?! I don't need the people. I want me, personally. Forget other people!
Audience member: See, that's nasty!
Trump: Don't talk!
- 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.
- In Catching Fire Peeta claims Katniss is pregnant, to satisfy the crowds of Panem, but it's all a lie. In "More Hunger Games" Haymitch tells Katniss and Peeta they should never have children.
- Jabba Table Manners: "I ate the cookie, then I gave it back to Benny."
- 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".
- Mitt Romney himself 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 referees 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.
- Jabba the Hutt ate several pets that Han Solo sent him.
- Matt Schaub implies that he likes to kick his cat, though only when she's not pregnant.
- Kick the Dog: Cinna smiles cruelly as he asks Katniss who would stop them trying to get together, seeing as her father is dead
- Kids Are Cruel: Darth Vader says the kids at summer camp once tied him to a goat and put them both in a hole. Luke promptly says the trope by name.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Rick Santorum borrowed meat to provide for his puddy tat.
- Least Rhymable Word: "Apocalypse", as discussed near the end of "Carl Poppa".I can barely remember pre-apocalypse
I guess nothing rhymes with that,
'Cept maybe "taco lips"
- Le Film Artistique: Parodied in Shadow Pico.
- 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"
Run, run, run, jump
- "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."
- The second chorus of "Seagulls!":
I can be a backpack while you run
Swing from a hairy vine
I can be a backpack while you climb
- "Kicked Your Monkey" does this deliberately to fill a segment left lyric-less in the original.
- 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:
This whole thing where random dead people try to kill me's gotta go.
- Take "Carl Poppa" for example. He frequently talks about zombies, bones, and the video shows some bloody moments, but the tune is very upbeat and catchy.
Are you deaf, boy? I'ma beat you
- "Bushes of Love" is similarly upbeat and catchy, but Obi-Wan is singing about the death of Luke's father and how he's now always worried that there's something evil waiting for him in every bush.
- The chorus of "Time to Rock" sounds quite happy, but is actually a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the viewer.
Ho, we should kick you
It's time to rock (It's time to rock)
Don't wanna disco with yo ass
I hate gorillas
We got moves and dum-dums we like
- Made of Plasticine: C3-PO falls apart after... tripping over a wicker basket. This isn't even the first time Lando's seen it happen.
- 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 a non-sequitur; Petey really did use kitten meat to make the dinner. Naturally, the others are disturbed, and Eddie and Bobby are sick immediately afterwards.
- 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!
- Dr. Ben Carson. The man was working on a puzzle when he was called on during the GOP Presidential Debate.
- 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".
- Miss Conception:
- Peeta believes that babies "grow" after G-Rated Sex, i. e. kissing.
- Martin O'Malley quite obviously has no idea how babies come out of their mothers bodies.
- Musicalis Interruptus: Bella kills the beat during Jacob Black's "Hot Potato" song.
- Narcissist: Jacob BlackJacob: I'm not good... looking. [Beat] I's just kidding. Yeah I am.
- Nightmare Fuel: Used In-Universe.
- Bob Stookey considers Creepy Lizzie Samuels to be the stuff of nightmares.
- In "Return of the Jedi", C3PO refers to Bib Fortuna as "Creepy MacNightmare".
- Nobody Poops: Inverted. Unless you're an android, in which case, you should be destroyed.
- And Fergie's got "bowel issues".
- Noodle Incident:
Audience member: Lady Clinton, what does your friend know about the poop in the basement-
- 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)
- Peter Parker made no friends buying a spork!
- From "Presidential Poetry Slam":
Hillary Clinton: Ma'am, this question is over.
Audience member: Oh-okay, Thank you.
- 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".
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: The Governor reveals in the extended iTunes version of 'La Bibbida Bibba Dum' that he has "nine cases of anti-fungal ointment that nobody can use without appointment". This seems like an odd technicality in a zombie apocalypse.
- One of Us: In-Universe. Mitt Romney is apparently quite a gamer, and the Governor loves Broadway tunes.
- 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 Grimes in The Walking (and Talking) Dead is probably the most sensible person in the zombie apocalypse, although even he has his quirks. He is particularly frustrated with how much the Governor sings.
- 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.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word:
- Ted Cruz needs a bogel for the glotch.
- Barack Obama thinks it's a travesty that words like "hondish", "eubillicant", and "complectogram" don't actually mean anything. Though he admits that if "toelingus" actually meant something, it would probably be disgusting.
- 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".
- Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The "Star Wars" videos, particularly when Vader apologizes for cutting off Luke's hand and Luke tells him "you're bad at stuff", which Vader finds really hurtful.
- 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 Ensues: Katniss and Peeta wrote their first song on the way to their first live performance. And they apparently based the song on their method of transportation. Is it really any wonder the crowd hated them?
- 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.
- Robot Girl: Lumpkinella from "High School Musical" is actually an android.
- 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.
- Sadist: Governor Chafee drew a picture of a kid with a smashed nose, because he thought it was hysterical.
- 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.
- 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.
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...
- In "Magic Man", They talk about someone killing a hobbit, then The Bee Gees come across the body and sell the ring on his finger for $200.
- From the same song, "I ain't see no hobbits in Star Wars"
- Ludacris is also the magic man at the magic school.
- Hobbits appear again in "Trick the Bridesmaid" (and Obama is a witness for them)
- From "Black Umbrella (The Right Stuff)": "Oh my gosh, there's never gonna be a better Padawan than me."
- Star Wars seems to come up a lot, since "Dirty Spaceman" has the line "Angel Mouth ate my Jedi Jello". The same song also refers to Gumby, Tina Turner, Brundlefly and a Re-Animator.
- And now "Morning Dew" has Jay-Z rapping "I'm Han, you're Greedo." With an appropriately photoshopped picture of Jay-Z. And with a later Call Back in a manipulated Lady Gaga clip.
- Gotye joins in the Star Wars love... except he's "working with the Sith".
- And let's not forget Joe Biden's "PIKACHU!"
- From "High School": "That's a banjo!"
- Star Wars comes up again in "Yeti", with a Wookiee costume used for the Yeti itself. Also, Chris Martin watches Lost all day.
- Yet another Star Wars reference in "The Walking (and Talking) Dead", where the Governor mentions that he always wanted a Wookiee, but he found out they weren't real. (Thanks for nothing, George Lucas.)
- Edward Cullen asking Bella "you wanna do that interview? Wednesday? Thursday?"
- "Twilight III" adds to this with Bella's dad calling Edward "Lestat" and Jacob "Teen Wolf".
- Three times in "Medieval Land Fun-Time World"
Tyrion: (after slapping Joffery repeatedly) "Yeah, run on, Prince Valiant"
- Another in the Bonus/Extended Scenes
- 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.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Everything Darth Vader says implies that he's just throwing the Emperor into the Death Star's reactor shaft so that he can take a nap.
- 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).
- Stalker with a Crush: Loki in Redneck Avengers is apparently one.Thor: You have been texting Rachel adorable emojis and it's creepy!
- 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. Femurs 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.
- Bill Clinton admits he's so buzzed at the DNC that he just has to go home and see the kitty.
- Strawman Political: Many of BLR's targets are Republicans. Although at least in the case of the 2012 election, that's probably due to having an incumbent Democrat candidate in the 2012 election, leaving BLR with more people on the Republican side to use as material.
- Stylistic Suck: All over the place in "Sing-Song Contest of America", "OBSIDIOTS" and some others.
- Suddenly Voiced: A few characters that didn't talk in the original movies, like Chewbacca and R2-D2, were given voices in the BLR videos of the Star Wars trilogy.
- 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:
I can tell I'm beginning to like Alejandro / He's brave and dapper and NOT DRUNK!
- From "Dirty Spaceman":
Then the dodo disappeared, and I spent the cash. Sh*t happens.
- 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-
- Steve Rogers asks Tony Stark if he's seen his beef jerky. Tony immediately responds that he "did not use it".
- Luke Skywalker asks Han Solo if he took his wallet. Han says no, and that it's probably not in the trash by his armchair so he shouldn't look there.
- 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!
- Obama point-blank asking why Mitt Romney is such an a**hole.
- Bella's dad just says what everyone's already thinking in "Twilight III""I don't like your face... And you have the record for frowning."
Bella: "He's right."
- Followed by Jacob telling Edward "Suntan, that's what you need!"
- 'Cruz Talks Trump' is basically an extended Take That directed at The Donald.Ted Cruz: "That guy needs a turd martini."
- 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!
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Characters sponateously burst into song throughout several videos, most notably in the Star Wars videos.
- "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.
Gale: [sniffs] What did you do? It reeks. It's like a hot foot forest.
- 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":
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:
- Tropey, Come Home: Invoked.Tom Brady: Hey, I found Fido! I found Fido! I found Fido, you guys!
- True Art Is Incomprehensible: The Governor from The Walking Dead lip-read once invoked that he saw a movie that was all about gardens. Seeing as how the movie had the pretentious-sounding title "Bloody Shrimp", we can only assume it was an art film like Marble Hornets or The Brown Bunny.
- 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.
- Derf in "High School Musical" mostly says gibberish, and shouts "Mousy" instead of saying "Chorky".
- 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.
- 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
Dllll - Rusty
- Joe Biden says that popping candy from loose women can get tiring, like jumping in Cindy's Fun Barrel.
- Tonight, Ron Paul is "leaving a watermelon-pineapple treasure inside of Liam Neeson".
- "Well I might just do an evil drive-by on Anthony!"
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Summed up perfectly in "Not the Future" (rather appropriate being based on Star Wars):Alien DNA, walking 'round everyday, and no-one notices
- "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:
- 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.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: In-Universe; Bernie Sanders learned the hard way that "Wee-wee World" is not a kid-friendly program.
- 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, Get Me Coffee: "More The Walking (And Talking) Dead" ends with the Governor ordering a Walker to make him a smoothie. The walker is thrilled to hear this.
- You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Katniss' reaction to Peeta not knowing where babies come from.
- Your Cheating Heart: It's strongly implied that Heidi Cruz is cheating on Ted Cruz with a man named Herbert Spinnecki.
- Your Mom: Mitt Romney is really into this, saying that "Yo' Momma's pudgy" and that she can eat him.
- It's even better when Mitt Romney doesn't want to his son to be saying anything bad about his momma, even if he is a party rapper.
Is this Idaho? Because I will not limbo in Idaho.