YMMV / Oingo Boingo


  • Awesome Music: Oh so many. "Stay", their cover of "You Really Got Me", "Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me", "Dead Man's Party"... the list goes on.
  • Covered Up: "Violent Love". Even people who know the song don't usually know it was written by Wille Dixon in the 1950's.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "Little Girls" crosses the line roughly about twenty three times the entire song.
  • Ear Worm: So much. “Little Girls” and the trumpets in “No One Lives Forever” spring to mind. "Dead Man's Party" is also likely to stick in your head like glue, especially that instrumental bridge.
  • Face of the Band: Danny Elfman.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The defenses of the antagonist's actions in "Only A Lad" were later used in the real-life trial of Ethan Couch, a teenager who was given a relatively tame punishment for killing four people in a drunk driving accident after a judge ruled his actions the result of his privileged lifestyle.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Dead Man's Party" takes on a whole new level when you realize the fellow singing is Jack Skellington's singing voice and Bonejangles
  • Memetic Mutation: “Little Girls” has become quite popular as a theme for Memetic Molesters.
  • Old Shame: Danny Elfman has gone on record as saying that recording the video for "Weird Science" was quite an ordeal. In an interview, he pretty much disavows his involvement with it.
    Interviewer: Was is miserable shooting it?
    Danny: Yeah, and I deserved it...it's the one video that I did that I had nothing to do with.
  • Squick: Some of the lyrics to "Nasty Habits". Read them here, but make sure you've got plenty of Brain Bleach on you.
  • Values Resonance: As much as Danny Elfman says he's not proud of writing "Capitalism," one could easily swap "middle class socialist brat" with "social justice warrior" and the whole thing would become a lot more timely.

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