YMMV: PaRappa the Rapper
Both PaRappa and UmJammer Lammy examples:
- Awesome Music: Has its own page.
- 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)
- Fan-Preferred Couple: PaRappa and Lammy, despite the fact that both PaRappa games focused on PaRappa's love of Sunny.
- 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.
- Scrappy Level: The fifth level in the original (thanks to a sudden Difficulty Spike in having to out-rap every previous Master) and the sixth level in Lammy (while not as difficult to play by itself, some people find the background music for the level to be simply god-awful).
- 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.
- 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.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: According to Prince Fleaswallow, "Money money money is all you need."
- Funny Moment: The Bathroom Rap... PERIOD.
- 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.
- 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.
UmJammer Lammy-only examples:
- Animation Age Ghetto: See "What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?"
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: After Lammy has eaten too much pizza and tries to run but collapses, a parade of expectant bunny parents led by Cathy Piller marches out of nowhere and sings a brief version of "Treasure", which describes that Babies Make Everything Better! This gets us all like "WTH?"
- Love It or Hate It: Depending on who's listening, "Taste of Teriyaki" is either one of the best songs in the series, or the worst.
- That One Level: Many players have the toughest time with Cathy Piller or Teriyaki Yoko. The former gets lampshaded in the game.
- Rammy: "I hate this stage!"
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: At least in the European version, where PEGI gave it a 3+ for "violence that is set in a cartoon, slapstick, or childlike setting" due to Stage 6 being that, like in the Japan version, Lammy has died due to a Banana Peel accident and ended up in hell, where Teriaki Yoko sings about Satan, his wanting to hook up with her, and her wanting to have dinner with him, as foretold by Chop Chop Master Onion in her dream sequence. The U.S. version thankfully averted this by bowdlerising the entire Stage 6 to make it "kid-friendly", for fear that it would get a "Teen" rating if it were unaltered.
- 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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