Trivia / PaRappa the Rapper

  • Actor Allusion: At the start of Vs. Mode matches in the second game, Boxy Boy will quote Hairdresser Octopus for no real reason. Both characters are voiced by Freedom Bremner.
  • Bowdlerise: In the American version PaRappa 2, all references to God were changed to "the man", the lyric "...tastes better than wine" was changed to " better get in line", and "Warm the buns" became "Toast the buns" (to avoid Accidental Innuendo). However, they didn't seem to mind "Slurp it! Suck it! I know you all like it!"
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Ryu Watabe as Ma-san.
  • Development Hell: This was the reason why there wasn't a PaRappa the Rapper 3.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Due to Rodney Greenblat's popularity in Japan, he was chosen to design the game's characters and environment.
  • The Other Darrin: Sunny, Katy Kat and MC King Kong Mushi in PaRappa 2. Katy goes through another VA change in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
  • Talking to Himself: Throughout the series, there is a number of actors who have voiced many numbers of characters. They include:
    • Michele Burks as Katy Kat and Cheap Cheap the Cooking Chicken in PaRappa 1.
    • Armstead Christian as PJ and Papa PaRappa in both the PaRappa game and its 2001 sequel.
    • Saundra Williams as Instructor Mooselini, Chunky Burger Restaurant Manager, and vocalist for the song "Funny Love".
    • Ryu Watabe as Joe Chin, Chop Chop Master Onion, PaRappa 1's TV Announcer, Ma-san, and Captain Fussenpepper.
    • MC King Kong Mushi's voice actor, Richard Bush, also does the voices of the Two Punks in both PaRappa games, and Chief Puddle in Um Jammer Lammy.
      • Dean Bowman, King Kong Mushi's Other Darrin in PaRappa 2, also does the Guru Ant.
    • Freedom Bremner as Boxy Boy and Hairdresser Octopus in PaRappa 2.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Rumors suggested that one could play as Sunny Funny or as Chop Chop Master Onion in the original PaRappa.

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