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YMMV: BECK

The musician:

  • Covered Up: Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime, a cover of The Korgis. Also, he covered Diamond Dogs by David Bowie.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: His performance of "Where It's At" on the show, Live at the Rehearsal Hall. It included cheap Casio keyboard that he told his keyboardist to switch to a different instrument voicing every so often, a Seinfeld-inspired "sitcom bass" solo, and other moments Beck described as "musical crimes." Even Beck couldn't help but crack up during the song.
  • Epic Riff: "E-Pro"
  • Fridge Brilliance: Despite the otherwise thorough bonus material on the Deluxe Edition of Odelay, the set does not include the track "Diskobox", which was a bonus track on the album for many countries. Why? Because the original CDs have a sticker that says the track is "Strictly Limited Edition". The cover for the deluxe Odelay is designed to look like a defaced copy of the original release, and even works this sticker into its image, albeit ripped in half to obscure the message only for those who knew about it beforehand. Of course, thanks to the nature of record companies, Diskobox remains in print on copies of most non-US releases of the original album, so it could well have been done to make people buy the original release too.
  • Signature Song: "Loser" is far and away his most popular song. "E-Pro" is easily in second place, though.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • That little silly solo part in "Girl". Unlike the rest of the song, it sounds like a bunch of random notes played on untuned guitar.
    • Also, if we go by his initial idea, the lyrics to "Loser".
    • His vocal delivery on the verses of "Gamma Ray" is full of stuttering and hesitant pauses, as though he was either nervous or just struggling to remember the lyrics, while the chorus is sung much more confidently. Beck himself has said "I was trying to sound as bad as I could, for a laugh".

The anime:

  • Ear Worm: Many of the songs, especially the opening.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Koyuki, with no sense of sarcasm chides Maho of not eating so much or she'll get fat. Unfortunately, that's Japan for ya.
  • Ho Yay:
    • A bit between Koyuki and Ray in the beginning.
    • Koyuki and Shiingo pull this off a bit in England, where Koyuki waits for Maho to show up at Abbey Road for their big reunion in London, only for her not to show up. Cue the Rain. Then Shiingo shows up with an Umbrella of Togetherness...
    • Minor in-universe example with Koyuki and Matt Reed, of all people, where Matt flies Koyuki and Maho into the Avalon Festival in his helicopter... except that the gossip mags had said Matt would show up with his girlfriend. When Koyuki exits the chopper with Matt, several fans are quick to assume that Matt must swing both ways. "Just what I'd expect from a rock star!", indeed.
  • Narm:
    • GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!! (Ryusuke calling out on Koyuki, after the latter unintentionally breaks a guitar the former had given him in an early episode. Turns out that the guitar, which Ryusuke cherished for thinking it belonged to Eddie Lee, was a replica of Eddie's usual one, and all was good between them again.) It's only funny because of Ryusuke's accentized English.
    • Averted in the English dub, where the lack of an 'Engrish' accent helps the line's effectiveness.

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