YMMV / Brentalfloss

  • Acceptable Targets: In the Civilization video, Brent illustrates the "spread your equally valid religions" line with props from various faiths. Three of these shots are basically respectful; the fourth, for Christianity, features Pedobear in a pope hat. (For extra points, the Islam shot makes fun of Fox News.)
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • "Kirby with Lyrics" depicts Kirby as a monster who plans to devour everyone in the world (and also a Nazi).
    • "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi" shows Yoshi planning to cook and eat Baby Mario when he first saw him, but he slowly changed his mind and decided to raise the baby himself.
  • Broken Base: For "Metroid: Fight for Love". Some people find it to be a heartwarming and spectacularly animated showstopper, while others dislike it for playing up Samus' feminine and sensitive side (similar to Metroid: Other M), for having her sing in an unironic, Disneylike fashion (further reinforcing the "softness" and "femininity"), and for giving her a random Non-Action Guy love interest. Brent himself acknowledged how polarizing the video turned out to be, but claimed that he'd "rather be controversial than forgettable".
  • Cant Unhear It: Listen to his songs a lot, then go play some classic video games. Odds are, your brain is automatically going to start adding his lyrics if any of music he's added words to come on.
  • Critical Research Failure: The verse in the Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins song comparing the game to Mein Kampf has a double-whammy: 1) Hitler wasn't a Euro-Anglo man, 2) neither is Mario, he's either Italian or Italian-American. Might be intentional, though.
    • In his "Contra With Lyrics" video, he claims that the "R" power-up stands for "rarely helpful" since he doesn't know what it does. In reality, it actually makes your shots travel faster in the game.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • "Tetris With Lyrics" which goes on in great length about how girls are inherently addicted to Tetris. The particular moment of the second line crossing is when he uses the tune to hypnotize his girl into forgetting he's a dick.
    • His performance of the oddly upbeat "Mega Man 3 Game Over With Lyrics". It would be annoying if the game was just making fun of you for dying, but seeing Floss dressed as the cartridge in a top hat while cheerfully singing about how worthless you are, how everybody hates you, and that your mom should've "drowned your ass in boiling water"? Hysterical.
    • The entirety of "Limbo with Lyrics".
    • In "Super Mario Land 2 with Lyrics", comparing the Mario/Wario rivalry to Hitler's book Mein Kampf and deducing that Nintendo are a bunch of Nazi-sympathizing Jew haters is either this or just plain tasteless.
      • To be fair, this is referencing/parodying a tumblr blogpost where someone else claimed that. (The blog post in question was about a user naming himself "social justice wario" and people complained that he should not name himself Wario because they thought Wario looked like an antisemitic caricature.)
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Has his own page.
  • Fridge Brilliance: In Phoenix Wright with lyrics, clips from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney despite being the fourth canon game in the main series (As opposed to being a spin-off) and Phoenix being a major character in said game, are surprisingly absent. (and to a lesser extent Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, which actually is a spin-off). Well, the song is called "Phoenix Wright with Lyrics" so the fact that all the games shown in the video have "Phoenix Wright" in their respective titles, makes perfect sense. (After all, this is "Phoenix Wright with lyrics" not "Apollo Justice with lyrics".)
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "Civilization With Lyrics" ends with the spoken lyrics "Civilization is the shit! I hope they don't drop the ball when they bring it to Facebook!". General consensus is they did.
  • Genius Bonus: In the first lines of "Thief With Lyrics", Garret states that he has "moves like a ferret". The word "ferret" is derived from the Latin word for thief.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: His "Dr. Wily Stage 2 Theme with Lyrics" video got some of this reaction for the lyrics decrying Mega Man 7 by claiming the game "sucked big dinosaur balls".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • "This oughta be the ending credits theme" from the "Ducktales Moon Theme With Lyrics". For the Remastered! version, they actually made it the end credits song!
    • They also explain how Scrooge is breathing in space.
    • The Bioshock Infinite song includes a Take That! line describing the racist, jingoistic, Founding Father worshiping city of Columbia as a "Tea Party Fox News Disneyland". Then this happened.
    • In his "top 15 overlooked NES themes" list he predicted that someday they're going to make a movie similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Toy Story but with video games. They did just that a few years later.
    • "Earthbound with Lyrics" states that Earthbound/Mother 2 is "a sequel to some other game which is all in Japanese!" As of 2015, Earthbound Beginnings / Mother 1 is officially available in English.
    • The Zelda II: Adventure of Link song has a verse at the end showing some of Link's "future endeavors", which becomes funny knowing that with the Hyrule Historia published roughly a year later, Zelda II would be the very end of a timeline.
      • Immediately preceding that verse is a prose ramble that mentions "all the games that come after this one [if] the Zelda games are in chronological order". Not that they ever pretended to be in chronological order since A Link to the Past, but Hyrule Historia makes it clear for all the disbelievers, and thus far the only new games for the "Downfall Timeline" (A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes) take place some time before Zelda I, firmly marking 'games that come after this one' with a score of zero.
    • "Ocarina of Time With Lyrics'' features a Shout-Out to the 2012 Les Miserables film, specifically the song "The Confrontation", with Brent taking the place of Inspector Javert. Only a few months later, he would appear in the The Nostalgia Critic's review of the movie, where Brent claims he was inspired by Russell Crowe's portrayal of the character.
    • His Super Mario 3D World with Lyrics video gives that game's main theme a jazz-lounge style rearrangement with vocals, which ended up sounding very similar to the song that Nintendo themselves would produce to promote the next major 3D console Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Kirby With Lyrics" has a disturbing take on the title character, similar to There Will Be Brawl. It depicts Kirby as a monster whose only purpose seems to be devouring everything and everyone. It is a part of Flosstober.
    • The Slenderman Song could count, depending on how scary certain people find him. It's played straight with the creepy images and disturbing lyrics. The video also subverts this, with a bunch of goofy images of him thrown in, and the song being sung to the (Ignoring the lyrics) happy upbeat tune of "The Candy Man Can". Interestingly in turn, that makes Slenderman slightly less scary, while making the original song feel creepy.
  • Painful Rhyme: His cover of the Zelda main theme begins with one.
    "Do you recognize this melody? Well, duh..."
    "Why? 'cause it's The Motherfucking Legend Of Zelda!"
    • And in his Civilization cover:
    You can change the future a lot, see?
    You can even make Jewish Nazis!
    The voice of Bowser sounds rather
    Like Cookie Monster's drunk brother.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Most of his potshots and accusations towards PETA are actually true.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "The 2-2 Blues"; a Randy Newman-esque arrangement of the Underwater theme from the first Super Mario Bros. game, all about how, no matter how difficult the quest to save her may be, Mario will always keep swimming towards Peach.
    • The video "Brent & Brett: Game Drunks" (essentially, the Floss Man and Brent Vanderbrook of The New Adventures of Captain S fame play a drinking version of video games — each failure or in-game death means a swig of beer, with a shot of harder — and apparently disgusting-tasting — alcohol for losing a round.) After Floss takes one more shot for losing in Call of Duty, it goes to a black screen saying that they both died of alcohol poisoning. And sad music as well.
    • "The Ballad of Jeff/Winter's Remix" has Brent singing about Jeff's depression of being alone and wanting more in life. You'll likely cry from how beautifully dramatic it is, rather than outright sadness.
    • A very minor one. But he once made an Earthbound with Lyrics but it's exclusive only to Earthbound's youtube channel. So it would go straight over the radar of fans who only know the songs through his channel. That is rather sad for an excellent song that doesn't deserve to be overlooked.
    • Tribute song "Just One Duck", made in 2013, can be this if you're a long-time fan of Ducktales watching it after the death of Scrooge McDuck's voice actor, Alan Young. While it was meant to be a tribute to the character, Young's portrayal of him is the one most people are familiar with and he deserves credit for the impact Scrooge had on the fans.