YMMV / PaRappa the Rapper

  • Awesome Music: Has its own page.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Level 7 of PaRappa 2 has DJPJ's booth crashing through the wall and causing a power surge. The level then continues as if nothing happened.
  • Critical Dissonance: The games received mostly average reviews from critics, but fan response is more positive.
  • Ear Worm: Pretty much any song in this game series. "Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Chop Chop Master Onion, the one teacher who's in every game.
    • Also, Hairdresser Octopus (among female players)
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: According to Prince Fleaswallow, "Money money money is all you need."
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • PaRappa and Lammy, despite the fact that both PaRappa games focused on PaRappa's love of Sunny. Some fans lampshade this by showing that Sunny is not amused.
    • And it doesn't help that at PaRappa 2's final stage, PaRappa is singing to Lammy, who's playing with him on stage, while Sunny is just watching from the audience with her father.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: It seems PaRappa took Prince Fleaswallow's lesson to heart.
  • Funny Moment: The Bathroom Rap... PERIOD.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Chinese", a video of PaRappa 2's multiplayer mode, has seen some exposure.
  • Moe: Parappa is literally a rapping, beanie-wearing puppy. What about that description doesn't sound like the most adorable thing in the world? On top of that, his voice in the anime is Miyu Irino doing the cutest voice he can.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Parental Bonus: Benito Mussolini —> Instructor Mooselini.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Boxy Boy's tutorials in PaRappa 2, which interrupt cutscenes. They can be skipped with the start button, but it's never mentioned anywhere.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
    • In PaRappa 1, "PaRappa's Live Rap With MC King Kong Mushi" sounds a little like the rap version of "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.
    • The cinema before the fourth level includes a short ditty that sounds remarkably like the song "Tijuana Taxi".
    • The driving lesson song is a pretty blatant ripoff of "Turtles Have Short Legs" by Can.
  • That One Boss: Potentially, any of the bosses, but Cheap Cheap the Cooking Chicken is consistently hard for a lot of people.
  • That One Level: The bathroom rap level is considered to be extremely frustrating due to how many buttons the player has to play back with near perfect timing in order to succeed. This was probably one of the reasons why the sequel has a more forgiving mechanic for button pressing in the levels.

Anime-only examples:

  • Creator's Pet: A awful lot of the episodes center on anime-only character Paula.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The Christmas Special is considered to be the most touching episode of the series by fans.

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