Music: Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung
The Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung (German for "First Public/General Un-Insurance") is an Austrian fun rock band formed in 1977. During their beginning, they were very poor, but then suddenly became very successful, even drawing kids and old people to their concerts - which surprised even them. True, many of their songs are very funny, but they also make songs about political topics, which are more an example of dry humor or sarcasm, and sometimes reference mature stuff. Band members often changed, but main texter Thomas Spitzer has remained. Had a crisis in the late Nineties, when several prominent members left the band, but recovered and is still around.
- The Alcoholic: Played for Laughs in "Wir jetten"
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: In "Oh Bio Mio", the singer falls in love with a Granola Girl, changes his way of living for her, but at the end she falls for a rich guy who is as far from this lifestyle as possible.
- All Just a Dream: "Einsamkeit": A lonely guy in a bar for lonely guys is unexpectedly invited by a Femme Fatale for a night.
- The Art Of Bra Removal: "Dammit, that bra patent that noone knows!"
- Bait and Switch: Like here: "It was exactly three days after Johnny's return from Palermo! Glumly, the barrel of his gun shined in the flickering light of the neon lamp. 'This time, I'll get you!' Johnny cawed. Then he readied the gun, aimed precisely, and in ice-cold blood, pulled the trigger...\\Then he took the pink teddy bear he had won at the shooting booth, his girlfriend's hand, and they went to the cotton candy booth."
- Bank Robbery: "Ba-Ba-Banküberfall". Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Banned in Bavaria: Their song "Burli", about a family living near a nuclear power plant which gives birth to a mutant (not like X-Men). The conservative Bavarian government forbad it, supposedly because "it made fun of disabled people". Yeah, sure. (Historical note: At this time, they tried to build a reprocessing plant for nuclear waste near the little town of Wackersdorf.)
- Barack Obama: They also made a song about him, singing how he's Blessed with Suck and already draw historical parallels to Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk.
- Basso Profundo: Thomas Spitzer
- Black Comedy: Literally in "Dürüdldü (my little boy)", about a baby born dead. In Silly Love Songs style.
- Body Horror: "Schnippel-schnapp" about plastic surgery, the best new song they did in the last time
- Also with Burli, who has four hands with ten fingers each, among other things.
- But You Screw One Goat!: "Ihr Rinderlein kommet"
- Chubby Chaser: Parodied with their song "Ich bin so geil auf feiste Weiber" (I'm so horny for fat females)
- Crossdressing Voices: Klaus Eberhartinger sometimes uses falsetto for this purpose.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Parodied. "That's our dough, and we need a new yacht!"
- Disproportionate Retribution: A Turk gets cheated at an imbiss stand, when there is no meat in his kebap. So he buys Souflaki from the next Greek instead. What does the kebap maker do? Impale him with a kebap spit.
- Dumb Muscle: "Copacabana" parodies bodybuilders. "Ah hooga huhga hooga! Ah hooga huhga hooga!"
- Eagle Land: Type 2 in "God Bless America":
"Anyone who doesn't gulp coke and feed burgers, has to be a bloody fucking terrorist."
- The Family for the Whole Family: In several spoken sketches.
Boss: What's up, Johnny?
Johnny: You got fire?
(Cue the [gun]fire, probably killing him)
- Femme Fatale: Satanella
- Finger Gun: In "Ba-ba-bankrobbery", the wannabe robber tries to bluff with his finger in the pocket - he's one of the people who can't see blood.
- Food Fight: "Bimsemann und Roggenkeil", involving a baker and his lazy apprentice.
- Frontal Male Nudity: In one video of "Tarzan & Jane"
- The Fundamentalist
- Gold Digger / Hoist by His Own Petard / May-December Romance: "Der fesche Franz" is a trickster who marries a... not so hot older woman who's rich, takes all her money, but then loses it to a female Gold Digger.
- Granola Girl: Made fun of in "Oh Bio Mio".
- Gratuitous English: Several songs. One of them was "Ba-ba-bankrobbery", which was elected worst music video.
- Harmless Villain: The protagonist of "Ba-ba-bank robbery". He's broke, tries to rob a bank, but finds himself unable to do it. He even lines in the queue when a granny tells him.
- Humans Are Bastards: "Neanderthal"
- Jaded Washout: In some sketches, they depict certain singers as this, like Johnny Elton or themselves.
- Last Disrespects: With an Undead Narrator. His relatives "have a calculator instead of a bible in the hand, to divide up the heritage", but he gets the last laugh: He wasted his fortune before he died, and just left them his cognac, which they'll need.
- Line-of-Sight Name: The band is named after the Austrian insurance company "Erste Allgemeine Versicherung". They had the idea when they drove along a building of said insurance.
- Mafia: The theme of "Heiße Nächte in Palermo".
- Misplaced Wildlife: Africa in the song "Tarzan & Jane" has coyotes, orang-utans and beavers.
- Refuge in Audacity: One song about a drunkard who vomits while in a cab and then asks the driver whether the alcohol stench is coming from him.
- Sex Tourism: Male version in "Samurai", female in "Jambo".
- Shaggy Dog Story: "Die Geschichte". All a build-up for a sheer unbelievable story that the singer barely survived, it seems. But later: "Only idiots listen until the end!" But if you didn't understand it, press rewind, stop and start...
- Silly Love Songs: parodied in "Himbeerland" (raspberry land)
- Subverted Rhyme Every Time: "Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins / ob du'n Mädel hast oder auch zehn"
- Take That: Against George W. Bush, Austria's right-wing politicians and others.
- Those Wacky Nazis: They made fun of them several times.
- True Art Is Incomprehensible: "Es wird Heller", at the same time parodying André Heller.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: In a song about the nazis.
"The grampa said, don't get agitated,
Yes, you can go wrong like that.
Suddenly, it was too late."