The Jonas Brothers are a band of Teen Idols discovered by Disney. Contrary to popular belief they were not manufactured byDisney, initially. They toured independently as a Christian Rock/Pop Rock band with their father as their manager before getting signed to Columbia Records in 2005 and releasing their first album, It's About Time, which was not widely recognized. In the fall of 2006, after getting dropped from Columbia, they got signed by Hollywood Records and absorbed by the Disney Corporation. There are three Jonas brothers, Kevin, Joe and Nick. (Other spots in the music are filled by studio musicians or tape decks.)They have four albums out with a fifth on the way. They starred in Camp Rock (a Disney TV movie) as well as it's sequel and had their own series, Jonas. Kevin has one with his wife Danielle, Married To Jonas while Nick has a recurring role on NBC's Smash.They have appeared on the American Music Awards, American Idol, and Dancing With The Stars.The trio broke up in 2013, due to Creative Differences.
Acting for Two: The video for Paranoid. Technically, they are all playing themselves, but Kevin plays a dozen or so copies of himself, and they all actually bump into themselves in a hallway. (It Makes Sense in Context, sort of. Maybe.)
Adam Westing: Every single fictional TV and movie role they've done has had them play rock star brothers. Plus, most of them have a cameo for their littlest brother and their bodyguard.
Adorkable: Joe Jonas, full-stop. Even now that they've all matured quite a bit, he's still a goofball.
Beware the Quiet Ones: Kevin, the quietest and nicest of the three, has turned out to have quite the bitchy streak. (Supposedly, he wrote the majority of "Video Girl".)
Big Ol' Eyebrows: Joe and Kevin. Nick lucked out and has a relatively normal pair.
Bowdlerization: They did a cover of "Year 3000" by Busted which removed the (negligible to the point of non-existence) bad language.
In the song Paranoid the original line is, "I'm taking all the doctor's meds, I'm still freaking out." The radio edit goes, "Can't hear the thoughts inside my head, I'm still freaking out."
Their cover of Busted's "What I Go To School For", changing it from a student crushing on (and then getting with) his teacher to a senior girl.
Canon Discontinuity: Hollywood Records frequently advertised their second album as their first, preferring to ignore their actual first album, It's About Time. Justified since their 1st album was under Columbia.
Genre Roulette: Lines, Vines And Trying Times. Not as extreme as it could be, but in the space of an album, it goes from classic rock (World War III) to country (What Did I Do To Your Heart?) to an alt rock ballad (Turn Right). (And on one of the special editions, J-pop.)
Getting Crap Past the Radar: In the song Poison Ivy, they sing, "Everybody gets that itch, everybody hates that..." with a noticeable pause between lyrics. Guess what word rhymes with itch?
And "Much Better", if you listen, sounds less like "I wanna fight with you" and a lot more like "I wanna fuck with you".
More to love when your hands are free, baby/put your pom-poms down for me/shake it up, 123, baby, put your pom-poms down for me/when you move, I fall to my knees, baby, put your pom-poms down for me
And I won't let it go to waste if I get a taste, gonna drink the whole thing, baby
Isn't It Ironic?: They covered "My Name Is Jonas" simply because it had the name Jonas in it.
Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Jonas Brothers: Bonus Jonas Edition. It had a copy of their concert in New York City, three music videos ("Hold On", "S.O.S.", and "Year 3000"), a live performance of "Kids Of The Future", and an extra two songs ("We Got The Party" and "Take A Breath"), on top of the 14 songs on the original album.
Lyrical Dissonance: "Tonight", which has the music of one of their standard love songs, but it's a pretty unhappy breakup song. "Fly With Me", as well, which sounds like a Silly Love Song, but is about a relationship that they both know won't last.
Mr. Fanservice: All three of the boys could qualify, but Joe in particular. In their 3D concert movie, he takes his jacket off and the screaming actually gets louder.
And, at one point, they include a shot from the wardrobe change backstage for no apparent reason. Joe gets as far as taking his shirt and belt off, even goes to start undoing his pants, before it cuts off.
Precision F-Strike: As they aren't attached to Disney anymore, they don't have to keep their mouths perfectly clean, as proven by a recent performance of "S.O.S.", where Nick replaced "crazy" (that don't include your crazy friends) with "bitchy".
And Joe replaced the line "I wish she was with me" with "I wish she would fuck me" from the Jonas L.A. song "Drive".
Subverted with "Poison Ivy". The lyrics set it up for one of them to say "bitch", but being attached to Disney, they don't swear once. Instead, we get a very distinct pause accompanied with a crash cymbal perfectly timed for the word.
Production Posse: Anything with them in it will also feature their little brother Frankie and their bodyguard Big Rob.
Quizilla and Youtube are both filled with "love stories" involving the Jonas, usually paired with fans or other Disney Channel tween celebrities like Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez (The former for Joe, the latter two for Nick, depending on the pairing of Niley or Nelena).
Reality Show: Living The Dream, from way back when they had just wrapped Camp Rock, and more recently, Married To Jonas.
Shirtless Scene: In their 3D concert movie. Apparently, the editors decided to include a shot of their wardrobe change for no reason. Joe gets as far as pulling his shirt and belt off and even goes to start undoing his pants before it cuts off.
Spiritual Successor: Like the Hilary Duff example, many boy bands came out of them as their spiritual successors: Allstar Weekend, Big Time Rush, and most recently One Direction, among others. This applies the most to One Direction, as not only are they much bigger than Allstar Weekend and Big Time Rush (and probably the two combined), but they have also been experiencing even greater success than the Jonas Brothers did.
Stealth Pun: Probably not intended that way, but the album "It's About Time" has the songs "6 Minutes", "7:05", "Time For Me To Fly", "Year 3000", and "One Day At A Time", so...
Not to mention this gem from "Games" from their second album, confirmed by liner notes: "And I'm sorry for the trouble… I'm so bored with these games."