-> ''MY BALLS!'' - Duane

[[http://www.duaneandbrando.com/ The Adventures of]] [[http://www.actionadventureworld.com Duane]] & [[http://www.theamazingbrando.com/news.cfm BrandO]] is a Michigan based videogame rap cover band, consisting of members Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey, under the not-really-pseudonyms 8Bit Duane and The Amazing [=BrandO=]. This description, while accurate, fails to convey the mindblowingly fun rhymes and craftsmanship put in to every song. Their covers stick with a fun and bouncy style rather than the more serious workings of say, Music/TheMegas.

Much of their notoriety comes from their [[FanVid music videos using in-game footage]], with these two videos being the most well known:
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc32Znoj8dk Final Fantasy]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L9bUouDr8 Mega Man 2]]

There exists one CD consisting of remastered versions of their entire discography, released in January 2013, as well as multiple solo albums from each of them.

After a period of in-fighting that broke up the band, they have re-united in 2012 with the release [[http://www.myspace.com/theadveturesofduaneandbrando of a brand new song]] from their [[DevelopmentHell long-awaited]] Videogame/EarthBound LP. They plan to go on tour using a [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duaneandbrandotour/the-return-of-duane-and-brando-tour Kickstarter project]] that was successfully funded on December 13th, 2012. In 2015, they released a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2jpeFlfX60 Mario 3 EP]] and a second EP in 2016, [[http://duaneandbrando.bandcamp.com/album/thanks-mom-2 "Thanks Mom"]], this released being a preview of their upcoming new album, "Better Than Nothing".

PS: Due to the common tropes between the three bands, let's keep them all together on this page.
* AreWeThereYet: "It's already been five minutes since [[BreakingTheFourthWall we started this song! That's four Ninja Gaiden songs way too long]]!"
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Matoya's voice in "Final Fantasy". Lampshaded in-universe.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In Zelda II, as shown below:
-->''This game is so confusing\\
When the hell does it take place? (I don't know!)\\
Which Zelda did I rescue?\\
Where the hell's my boomerang? (I don't know!)''
** Averted later:
-->'''Link's Shadow''': Same moves, same tights, same fuckin' drive!
* AvertedTrope: The ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' rap dodges all the popular Light Warrior personalities popularized by ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. The Fighter is smart and the leader, the Red Mage flaunts his powers by ''using'' them, the Black Mage is slick and effective, and there's a Black Belt on the team.
** Although the 8-bit Theater lineup is referenced: Garland says to the Black Belt "I'll make you wish you'd have chosen Thief." But it's probably said for the fact that the Thief is a master at running.
** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog I'm the two tailed fox with the fly-ass moves!]]
* BadassBoast: Quite a few.
** ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
--> '''Duane:''' Rrrrescued the princess and captured the ship / We got the mystic key from the Elven Prince / Defeated Lich, Kary, Kraken, and Tiamat, with a chortle / Orb of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, opened the portal / Went back 2000 years to the Temple of Fiends / Now we're four Light Warriors, hauntin' ya dreams! / You're goin' down, Chaos, you shouldn't fuck with my crew! / Or Leo, Jojo, Spud, and I are gonna show you how we do / You ''motherfucker!'' We beat you before and we'll do it again! / Every time you fuckin' rise, until this fantasy ends! / You better stay on your guard, 'cause when I strike you're gonna feel it! / You fuckin' piece of ''shit!'' You're goin' down, bitch, ''I mean it!''
** The entirety of Brand0's take on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII One-Winged Angel]], which has Sephiroth yammering on about how he's great and you're not.
* TheBadGuyWins: The Sonic the Hedgehog rap ends with Sonic losing the final battle. PlayedForLaughs in that he lost BY SHARTING. [[spoiler: (It's a combination of shitting and farting.)]]
** In Castlevania III, Trevor Belmont loses when fighting Dracula and Brandon [[RageQuit quits playing out of frustration]].
** In Dragon Warrior, Duane loses on purpose because he thought it was a better idea to [[ThrowItIn end the song dramatically]].
* BlackComedyRape: In Brando's "Zelda 3" song, after being turned into a bunny, Link goes on a rape-frenzy, with the monsters of the Dark World on the receiving end. He doesn't enjoy it any more than they do.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played straight when "songs" are mentioned, downplayed when "games" are mentioned.
* BrickJoke: The DEAD running gag in the VideoGame/MegaMan2 rap was used again in the Castlevania 2 rap.
** And again in the VideoGame/DoubleDragon rap.
** And again in the Franchise/FinalFantasy rap.
*** Speaking of which, "Good knight turned bad knight? [[{{Pun}} Good knight for you!]]"
** [[TheStinger Watching]] ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Zelda 3]]'' video.
* ButtMonkey: VideoGame/MegaMan2's Bubble Man (to the point of becoming a RunningGag):
-->'''Bubble Man: ''' The name's [[BubbleGun Bubble Man]] and I got somethin' ta say--\\
'''Mega Man:''' [[KilledMidSentence DEAD.]] (I'm not fuckin' with you.)\\
''(a little later)''\\
'''Air Man:''' ''Shit!'' I'm as useless as Bubble Man!
** Tails as well. He's always either left behind or totally abhorred while he's around.
-->'''Tails:''' Tails is the name / Sonic's right hand G / You'll go no no, nono, no!\\
'''Sonic:''' Shut the fuck up.
* CallBack: While any sequel songs (Zelda/Mario/Castlevania 2 etc.) all contain references to their respective predecessors. Of special note is Duane's rendition of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7CqndIgAMw the title theme from Mega Man 6]] borrows its first four measures of lyrics from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L9bUouDr8 Mega Man 2 by Duane & BrandO]].
** ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Warrior]]'' also reuses a couple of the ''Sonic'' rap's lines. Tails (played by Duane, who also did the vocals for ''Dragon Warrior'') {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.
** ''Zelda III'' makes a subtle reference to the last line of the previous song, in which Link asks "We're brother and sister in the next game, right?". This version of Link is a ChivalrousPervert who constantly hits on a reluctant Zelda, who is constantly hinted to be a relative. (But only in this song.)
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' has the lyric ''"hey waitta minute, there's a secret in this tunnel"'', from their Mario I rap.
** The same song also has [[http://youtu.be/A2jpeFlfX60?t=4m34s "rockin' this motherfucker, destroying this place"]] a call back to the line [[http://youtu.be/DHZuEF1ivuE?t=1m12s "droppin' bombs on this motherfucker, destroying this maze"]] from the Metroid rap.
** Mario 3 also continues with the running gag started in the Mario 2 rap, which is about John Leguizamo not having a mustache when acting as Luigi in the [[Film/SuperMarioBros movie]].
** The Ghouls n' Goblins song has [[http://youtu.be/cpsuypjnM1k?t=1m35s "I'm the knight that keeps these bitches in check, I'm full of ammunition so I get respect!"]], which is a call back to the line [[http://youtu.be/TkEKy1R4qOM?t=7s "I got my helmet on and my bitches in check. Packed full of ammunition so I get some respect." ]] from the Bomberman song.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The premise of Brand0's "Where's My Shirt?", where Sephiroth, now only a consciousness in Cloud's mind, is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wondering where his shirt went.]] Where did it go, anyway?
* ClusterFBomb: "I'mmah fuckin' kick you in your stupid fuckin' face" is one of MANY. Oh, and can't forget the song TITLED "Fuck You".
** Seriously, ''everyone'' swears in these raps. Except for, amusingly, Bikke from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''. You know, the ''pirate''?
** Wood Man also has an amusing aversion to the word "fuck". He opts for "freakin'". He does say "ass", though. Roll and Dr. Wily don't swear either, and Proto Man's only swear is cut off.
--->''Proto Man:'' Choose carefully, you [[CurseCutShort motherfu--]].\\
''Mega Man:'' NO.
** Bowser, big time in Mario 3
---> Ya freakin' retard idiot fag fat motherfuckin' dicklickin' shit in a bag ya fuckin' asshole cocksuckin' bitch ass ho I'll fuck your fuckin' shit ass bitch fuck tha flo'
* CriticalHitClass: Referenced in the band's rap based on upon ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', the Fighter class is referred to as "critically acclaimed" referring to his odds of getting a critical hit.
* DarkReprise: The Dark World segment from ''Mario 3'' takes its first two measures of lyrics from the ''Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' theme.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Zelda II'' is much more serious than most of the band's other songs. There are a few jokes here and there, and the RunningGag with Duane popping up to comment on what's happening, but they're mostly at the beginning and during the middle, while the temple, final boss and especially the Great Temple segments are surprisingly poetic.
-->'''Link:''' You know that I will save you, I'm made to, I'm breaking through
-->'''Zelda:''' You know that I have faith, Link, I'll wait, Link, I'll wait for you
-->'''Link:''' You have no choice, love,
-->'''Zelda:''' I know that you'll rescue me, this is our destiny
-->'''Both:''' I hear your voice, love,
-->'''Link:''' I've only just met you but something inside of me drives me on... So I battle, who are you?
-->'''Shadow Link:''' [[PreAsskickingOneLiner I'm your shadow.]]
* {{Dissimile}}: In ''Toejam and Earl'':
--> ''I'm like a genie/alien but the opposite...''
* DomesticAbuse: Played for laughs a few times.
--> '''Mega Man''': "And that's how we [[{{Pun}} roll]]"\\
'''Roll''': "Need my help?"\\
'''Mega Man''': "Nawww. / [[StayInTheKitchen Get back in the kitchen]], / shit is under control / It's a man's world, baby / don't be flashin' ya vag / here's my back hand [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]/ ya got a problem wit' that? * punch*
** And of course, "The Carpet Is Lava", which they actually lost a few Website/YouTube subscribers over.
** From ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'':
-->'''Dark Queen''': You can't hit me, I'm a woman!
-->'''Rash''': I realize you're a woman, but I really don't care
-->You're gonna have to tell the doctor you fell down on the stairs
-->You're gonna need them sunglasses for them black eyes, whore
-->I've been drinking since breakfast, I don't care anymore!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJshVuOFFZY The Great Abyss]] has a ton of this:
-->There is no... relationships. Only men, and others. Women will no longer be referred to as women, but "Dishes Do-ers". We will also refer to them as... [=Bitch=]! ...You are the birth giver, or the abortion haver. I shall crap in your hand and you shall run it to the toilet! ...You shall have your own special room, it will be called the storage closet.
* DoubleEntendre: King Koopa claims in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' rap that he'll "eat the fucking Princess with cherries and whipped cream".
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Matoya]] got her some HERB.
** From the Zelda rap:
-->'''Link''': When I master the Master Sword, I'm goin' to town
-->on Zelda's upside-down Triforce, with one in the brown.
-->You can't stop me from comin', I am the Hero of Time!
-->You better run for your fuckin' life, I'm comin' inside!
** One was noted with less innuendo: "That was a critical hit? Critics are thumbing in awe!"
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: "Besides, she's in a coma in the next game, G. For real."
* EatTheDog: At the end of of Duck Hunt: "I'm gonna fire up that grill, and we're just gonna pretend that it's duck we're grillin' up instead of man's best friend."
* EpicRocking: Their VideoGame/FinalFantasyI song is just over 10 minutes long.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: How Billy defeats his evil brother.
-->Billy: I am tellin' Mom.
-->Jimmy: You wouldn't!
* ExpositionBreak: Played for laughs in the VideoGame/EarthBound song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed0dJdF7CQs Title Buzz Buzz]]:
-->'''Buzz Buzz''': One last thing before I finally die...\\
Take this thing, itís called a Sound Stone, guy.\\
There are eight different melodies that you have to record\\
To prevent the Cosmic Destroyer from sending all to the horror of eternal darkness.\\
Iím dead...\\
...Do you wanna hear my story again?\\
'''Ness''': Yes.\\
'''Buzz Buzz''': Yes? Okay. One last thing before I finally die...
* FanVid: Remarkably well made ones at that.
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyI: For many fans, this was their first exposure to the band.
* HannibalLecture: In ''Zelda 2'', Dark Link attempts one:
-->No, I know all your moves, and I feel all your ''pain!''
-->You're a ''slave'' to the princess, a fuckin' shame!
-->[[WeCanRuleTogether Hyrule could be ours, take my hand!]]
-->[[WeCanRuleTogether We could rule the kingdom, devour the land!]]
-->You'll never defeat me, you ''know'' that I'm right!
-->You're a ''servant'', a ''pawn'', and you're living a ''lie!''
** ShutUpHannibal: From Link:
-->Gonna live and let you die, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]] 'Cause I don't need you!
-->I think I'll just [[AIBreaker crouch down over here and stab your knees, dude!]]
-->Stabby stab stab, how you like that shit?
-->I'm gonna call you [[MemeticMutation Error]] 'cause you're fuckin' ''useless!''
* HeroicMime: Referenced in Zelda:
-->'''Link:''' Aw, shit! (I thought to myself) What am I going to do?
* InJoke: One of the great pleasures of their lyrics, from their quip of [[Series/FamilyMatters "Did I do that?"]], in homage to Jaleel White's role as the voice actor for Sonic in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.
** Not to mention that in both the Zelda 2 and Castlevania 3 raps, there's that woman holding up the sign. In Zelda 2, it says "4 out of 5 ladies prefer this model" and in Castlevania 3, it says "TREVOR'S GOT BALLZ".
* InsultBackfire: Well, more like Snappy Comment Backfire, from Episode 2 of the Zelda 3 rap:
-->'''Zelda:''' Lick my royal heinie!
-->'''Link:''' ...gonna!
** This is also a BrickJoke [[CallBack calling back]] to the end of Episode 1.
* LighterAndSofter: The Earthbound LP is significantly cleaner and more lighthearted than most of their other songs. The profanity has been reduced and the adult-oriented jokes have been cut down. It's not entirely clean, but the change is noticeable.
* LovableSexManiac: Link, who's portrayed as being somewhat obsessed with getting into Zelda's pants... [[DudeShesLikeInAComa even if she's in a coma]]... [[BrotherSisterIncest or might be his sister]].
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Of course, [[EveryoneHasStandards even perverts have standards]], and in ''Zelda 3'', Link discovers the hard way that [[BalefulPolymorph being turned into a bunny]] comes with certain... ''[[AnythingThatMoves urges]]''.
* MoodWhiplash: The ending of Duane's ''Super Mario Land'' is quite touching... aside from the fact that it's punctuated with a rather epic belch.
** The ''Dragon Warrior'' rap [[HilariousOuttakes ends "dramatically"]], due to a [[ThrowItIn last-minute change]] made during recording.
** In Brando's "Zelda 3: The Light World", the Overworld theme gets heroic lyrics, up to a point:
-->I'll face the darkness
-->The angels hearken
-->[[ToiletHumor Your face, I'll fart in!]]
* MushroomSamba: Link in Zelda 3 finds the Magic Mushroom, which in the game is supposed to be used to get the Magic Powder, and eats it, with [[NightmareFuel predictable results]].
-->[[Music/{{Gorillaz}} "I'm happy, I'm feeling glad..."]]
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: From Kung Fu:
-->So door igamo sensei llamo Tamagotchi Ali\\
I dunno what exactly that means I donít speak no Chinese
* NoPronunciationGuide: Although the subtitles say "Bikke", his actual name is replaced with a cough instead of being spoken. In a Website/YouTube comment [=DnB=] claimed that none among them could agree on how to pronounce it.
* [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Me Now]]: What Link declares in Zelda 3 once he reaches the Master Sword with all three pendants in hand.
* OverlyLongGag: The end of the "Saturn Valley" portion of Earthbound is the Grapefruit Falls password. Which happens to be doing nothing for three full minutes.
* {{Pun}}: "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} I'm the illest fuckin' cracker that you've ever met! Get it? *whip cracks* That shit is funny!]]"
* PunkInTheTrunk: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRBt8_1yf4 The Carpet is Lava]], after they kill Mike Christensen with a baseball bat.
-->'''Michael Crane''': Let's put his ass in the trunk.
-->Take him to the river, then dump this punk.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Bowser rallying his minions in the ''Mario 3'' video looks like a Nazi rally.
* RedOniBlueOni: Their shows are the perfect example of this. Duane can't stand still when the music is going, while [=BrandO=] remains cooler, albeit just as into the music.
* RhymingWithItself: In the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' song, Birdo rhymes "face" with itself, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]].
-->'''Birdo''': I am a motherfuckin' Birdo, look at my face!
-->I spit eggs motherfucker, straight into your face!
-->I'm so hardcore, I rhyme face with face!
-->I rhymed face four times, now get outta my face!
* RunTheGauntlet: Many songs feature the hero facing all of a game's bosses in succession, but ''Mario 3'' gets a special mention, reserving an entire segment of the song for the Koopalings.
* RunningGag:
** In ''Mega Man 2'', the word "[[BigWordShout Dead!]]" is shouted after each boss is defeated.
** Duane's face appears quite often in both of the music videos for the ''Legend of Zelda'' songs.
** Trevor and other characters [[NintendoHard keep dying]] throughout ''Castlevania III'', interrupting the music.
** In the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Zelda 3]] videos, Link constantly saying that he has a REALLY LARGE PENIS.
* SanitySlippage: Link in Zelda 3, after Sahasrahla staunchly refuses to give him the Pegasus Boosts before Link gets the first Pendant.
** Than again after Zelda is kidnapped by Aghanim's soldiers.
* ShowerOfAngst: Or rather, Seventeen Boiling Hot Baths of Angst in Episode 5 of ''Zelda 3'', after Link is turned into a bunny and goes on a monster-raping spree.
* ShoutOut: To ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' in their ''Pac-Man'' song, Faith No More, and a good many to Creator/ChristopherWalken to name a few.
** In some of the video-game songs, they get into some pretty obscure in-jokes with the games. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Chaos]] referencing [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Erdrick's]] gravestone, for example.
** One to Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}} in the Mega Man 2 rap.
** Here's a good one from the Sonic rap
-->Sonic (to Robotnik): Iíll fuckiní roll you down the stairs like your name was [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow ďLogĒ!]]
** There's also a pretty amusing reference in Metal Sonic's verse of the Sonic rap.
-->'''Metal Sonic''': Error. Does not compute. Shoot, my system froze. Reboot. Scanning. Loading converter. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} I am Sonic, insert girder.]]
** The Final Fantasy rap has one to [[Music/{{Queen}} Princes of the Universe]].
-->Chaos: I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings!
** A part of their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RD5J4EXyHw Mario]] song is "[[WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow Do The Mario]]".
*** Also in their Mario II & III rap.
** From VideoGame/DoubleDragon:
-->'''Billy''': Just give me my girl and get your ass home
-->[[Series/{{Zoey 101}} Zoey's]] on in 5 minutes, you never miss that show!
-->'''Jimmy''': What you know about the 101
-->Leave Zoey alone, Nickelodeon's fun!
*** Also, Jimmy Lee references Music/MCHammer and more:
-->'''Jimmy''': Stop! ...Nail time. Can't touch this motha fucking gangsta rhyme.
-->My, my, my, fist will hit you - so hard! Make you look like [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charizard]]!
-->I'm too legitimate to handle, bro. Like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] put it best, "Let's a-go!"
-->[[VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper Kick! Punch!]] It's all in the method;/Not mother-preferred, [[WouldHarmAChild but totally kid-tested.]]
** ''Castlevania 3'' has a few references to ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' sprinkled throughout.
** ''Zelda 3'' twice segways into other songs: "Earth Angel" (as performed in Film/BackToTheFuture) and Music/{{Gorillaz}}' "Clint Eastwood." The former becomes a mash-up with the Kakariko Village theme from ''A Link to the Past''.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2jpeFlfX60 Mario 3]]'' has quite a few:
*** Both the intro and the use of the term "mom's spaghetti" are references to Music/{{Eminem}}'s song, ''Lose Yourself''.
*** [[Music/{{SnoopDogg}} Smoke weed every day!]]
*** One of the backgrounds used in the music video is a close-up of the desk from VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys.
*** Bowser asks his assembled troops towards the end, "[[Film/TheWarriors can you dig it?]]"
*** [[ItMakesSenseInContext When Mario pummels the sun]], he uses [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Sabin's]] very own pummel technique.
*** Also in the music video is the "WASTED" graphic from VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV.
*** Luigi lets loose a very familiar [[Music/LedZeppelin metal wail]].
*** Mario promises to take Luigi to [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar Suplex City]].
** When Wily reveals his alien transformation in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', Mega Man disparagingly calls him [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]. Wily immediately responds "Dr. Wily phone home!" before noting that he does love Reese's.
* ShownTheirWork: In their Mario 2 song, they got every detail right to the fact that the game was AllJustADream.
* SophisticatedAsHell: From Zelda 3:
-->'''Link:''' I'll face the darkness,\\
The angels hearken,\\
Your face, I'll fart in...
** Their
* SpiritualSuccessor: Action Adventure World and The Amazing [=BrandO=]'s solo work with VGM, though stylistically Action Adventure World is closer to the majority of Duane and [=BrandO's=] work.
* StealthPun: In the Final Fantasy song, there's a short section with Mega Man characters playing as a band. Bass is on Bass.
* StrawMisogynist: The moral of ''The Carpet Is Lava''.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: From Duane's ''VideoGame/IceClimber'':
-->"Dodge the icicles falling up high,\\
If they hit me then I'll probably get mad or something!"
** Castlevania 3 has a DOUBLE subverted rhyme:
-->'''Trevor''': "Are you a chick,\\
'Cause you look like you might have a [[CurseCutShort scro]]-"\\
'''Sypha''': "I'm a female, you asshole!"
* TakeThat: Brand0 was [[ExecutiveMeddling asked repeatedly]] to make a song based on Franchise/{{Pokemon}} and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REwHp9ePs18 released this.]] WebVideo/RayWilliamJohnson [[SincerityMode must be so proud of that trolling.]]
* TakeThatAudience: After the backlash that occurred due to Mega Man slapping Roll in ''Mega Man 2'', Duane and [=BrandO=] decide to skip Wendy entirely in ''Mario 3'', with some LampshadeHanging.
-->Hey there Wendy, save those hoops fo' yo mama\\
Imma warp past the castle to avoid the drama, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]
** The music video takes it even further with Iggy, who comes immediately afterward.
-->Iggy, you're a nerd with a fat head
-->''(Zooms in on Iggy's face as the previous lyric echoes, the word "[[TraumaButton TRIGGERED]]" appearing)''
* TheCameo: Music/{{Brentalfloss}} as Toad in ''Mario 3.''
** To a lesser extent, other video game characters can appear in music videos. [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[VideoGame/MegaManX X]], and [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] are just some of the characters appearing in ''Mario 3'' alone.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Aplenty. Just look at the page for two examples.
* TraumaButton: Played for laughs in the music video for ''Mario 3'', as Iggy is triggered after Mario calls him a nerd with a fat head.
* TrunkShot: Near the end of the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRBt8_1yf4 The Carpet is Lava]], where they put Mike Christensen in the trunk.
* TurnYourHeadAndCough: Something similar used in Duane's rendition of the Series/DoogieHowserMD theme song.
* VampireBitesSuck: "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! FUCKERRRRRR!]]"
* VerbalTic: When they have to pad out the meter, they often say "ha-ha!" They are also a fan of the line "haunting your dreams/night."
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Tails is abused in their Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog song, taking advantage of his infinite lives as Player 2 to kill him over and over and over again.
-->'''Tails''': "Hey Sonic, tell Player 2 to stop jumpin' in spikes / That shit hurts, even with these infinite lifes!"
* VillainSong: Chaos gets his own segment in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' song using a tune that wasn't actually in the game. (at least, not the NES version) [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic It's surprisingly good.]]
-->'''Chaos:''' Those fools are on their way / They'll ''rue'' the day they came this way / I'm '''''CHAOS!''''' ...in the flesh.\\
The Fiends compare to fleas / compared to me / It's ''great'' to be pure '''''CHAOS!''''' ...I laid [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Erdrick]] [[EasterEgg to rest]].\\
And one by one you'll die by my hand! / Oh [[OneWingedAngel look what I've become]]!\\
This [[Franchise/FinalFantasy fantasy is far from final]] / The worst is yet to come...
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Again, Chaos during his own segment in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. One deep demonic voice, one higher-pitched normal voice.
* WeCanRuleTogether: From Zelda II:
-->'''Dark Link:''' Hyrule could be ours, take my hand!
-->We can rule the kingdom, devour the land!
** In Double Dragon, during the fight between Billy and [[spoiler:Jimmy]]
--->'''[[spoiler:Jimmy Lee]]:''' Join us! Don't be so stupid! / Teach all of my warriors Sosetsuken / If ya don't, I'll put you in a headlock, G. / By the way, I think [[DamselInDistress yer girl]] really likes me...
* WithLyrics: Almost the entirety of their discography, though they do have a few original songs.
** Though many songs merely use the original game tunes as a backdrop to the added in lyrics rather than adding lyrics directly to the song melodies.

!!The Action Adventure World game provides examples of:

* DownTheDrain - One of the levels in Episode 2 takes place in the sewer.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - You can kill 8bitduane all you want.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment - But hurting Mitch causes him to hit you back.
...[[BrickJoke DEAD]]
-->[[YourMom ...Yer mother.]]