"This is that 'The Lonely Island' TV Tropes page." "Oh shit, TV Tropes? That's my joint!" "Mine too! But a lot of these busters don't know about it!" "Well, let's tell these motherfuckers!"
A comedy troupe featuring former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg, and his long-time friends Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer (who served as SNL writers). They are as well known for their humorous tongue-in-cheek songs as they are for the accompanying videos, which often air on SNL. They're quite prone to Memetic Mutation, as the famous "Jizz in my Pants" single from 2009 shows, being one of the top viewed YouTube videos. They've released three albums, Incredibad, Turtleneck and Chain and The Wack Album.
"...Crash down in the sewers (Like a boss!)/ Meet a giant fish (Like a boss!)/Fuck its brains out! (Like a boss!)..."
The Big Rotten Apple: "I Run NY" mocks this; it is sung from the perspective of New York's mayor and his complaints get progressively more mundane as the song progresses (at one point he nearly cries because the Chief of Police mocked his tie).
Boastful Rap - "I'm on a Boat" and "We're Back" are mockeries of this. "Jack Sparrow" would have been this if not for Michael Bolton.
Seth Rogen in "Like A Boss" (though the album version had Akiva Schaffer as Andy's boss; Rogen only appeared on the music video version that appeared on SNL as Andy's boss while Akiva played a hooded gun dealer)
Andy in "Jack Sparrow", in response to Michael Bolton's non-sequitur chorus.
Akiva in response to the alien's request to have intercourse in Incredibad.
Gag Penis: Shy Ronnie, of all people, claims he hung a "giant ass noose off his giant ass dick".
Giving Up On Logic: The entire band winds up doing this in regards to Michael Bolton's performance on "Jack Sparrow". They eventually give up trying to get the song back on track and just sit back dumbfounded and watch Bolton go.
"Groundhog Day" Loop: "After Party" plays with this, the narrator going through a cycle of living a playboy lifestyle, having an existential breakdown, masturbating in various locations, joining Alcoholics Anonymous, sleeping with a prostitute, losing his hand in a game of dice, then going back to his old ways. Then going through the same cycle the next week.
Hair-Trigger Temper: The narrator of "Threw It On The Ground", who'll let out his rage by throwing things on the ground at the slightest provocation.
In-Joke: Motherlover references Dick in a Box twice (throwing away empty boxes with dickholes in the beginning of the video after being released from prison, and the last verse's lyric "This is the second best idea that we've ever had"), being that they both feature Justin Timberlake.
The song in "Go Kindergarten" convinces the audience to do all sorts of weird things, including things which shouldn't even be possible, like making their butts drink helium and speak in a high-pitched voice.
The eponymous box from "Boom Box" causes people to lose control when they hear music coming from it.
"Rocky", where Andy fights the titular boxer. Rocky breaks Andy's jaw, nose, ribs and eye socket, knocks his teeth out, fractures his shins, rips his arms out, throws acid in his face, and pees on him. The ref then declares Andy legally dead.
And that was the night I fought Rocky!
Overcrank: Adds emphasis when the main character from Threw It On The Ground demonstrates the song title.
The Peeping Tom: Played for equal amounts of laughs and squick in "Do the Creep", which features Jorm, Akiva, and Andy sitting on a tree limb to peep through a window, and Nicki Minaj hiding in a locker to watch boys change after gym.
Schmuck Bait: The end of "Who Says We're Wack", where the boys found out who said they were wack by having first the ladies put their hands up, then the fellas, then whoever said they're wack, before telling everyone else to put their hands down. Apparently, whoever called them wack kept their hands up, because they were quickly picked out of the crowd.
The eponymous Dreamgirl gets uglier with every verse. How ugly? Listen for yourself.
"It's music to my ears when you scream in your sleep."
Similarly, "Like a Boss" deals with the day of a boss. Most of the earlier stuff is fairly mundane boss stuff (workshops, birthdays, synergy), then after a failed suicide attempt, degenerates into scoring coke, crashing his car, self-fellating, eating chicken strips, self-castration, having sex with a giant fish in a sewer, turning into a jet and bombing Russia, and finally crashing into the sun and dying. On a daily basis.