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.
  • Ear Worm: Pretty much any song in this game series.
    • Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Chop Chop Master Onion.
    • 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 Moment: The Bathroom Rap... PERIOD.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Hairdresser Octopus. Mainly his scissors-flailing crazy side.
    • Don't forget Cathy Piller!
    • Teriyaki Yoko. Especially when you fail and she rises out of the ground, 100 times her size. Even in the American version.
    • There's something about the sunset scene Stage 5's cutscene that's very spooky and unsettling... The color error and animation could be suspect.
  • Parental Bonus / Fridge Brilliance: Benito Mussolini —> Instructor Mooselini.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Boxy Boy's tutorials in PaRappa 2, which interrupt cutscenes and can't even be turned off for the experienced players.
    • That is, unless you press the start button.
  • 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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