YMMV / Pussycat Dolls

  • Broken Base: Are the Pussycat Dolls bad for feminism (due to their so-called "male - pleasing" image) or are they good for feminism (due to their lyrical themes of self-empowerment)? Pick a side, any side.
  • Deader Than Disco: Robin Antin struck lightning in a bottle with the success of the original group, and her attempts to repeat their success by piggybacking everything else she did like the Paradisio Girls and Girlicious of their name probably made people done with the whole thing faster, and it's likely everyone would have gone off them if the original group hadn't broken up. She seemed to realise this when she decided that the new group would have a different name, but then they broke up too. Remains to be seen if the 2016 reunion of G.R.L. will last more than 5 minutes.
  • Face of the Band: Nicole, to the point that she's the only one most people even recognize.
  • I Am the Band: Nicole was recruited to sing the group's songs while the other members engaged in their Three Minutes of Writhing.
  • Lawful Good: Emmalyn.
  • Signature Song: "Don't Cha" - so much so it's Covered Up the Tori Alamaze original, which was based on Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Swass."
  • Tearjerker: Simone's suicide. According to her family, she had struggling with money problems and was afraid she would never be famous (even after the success of their song with PitBull). After her passing, the rest of the group released the song "Lighthouse (In Memory Of)", dedicated to her.
  • What Could Have Been: Carmen Electra was approached to be a member of the musical group, but declined due to scheduling conflicts. Rino Nakasone (choreographer for such groups as Girls' Generation) and Chelsea Korka (a fan favourite from "The Search For The Next Doll") were also supposed to be members, but wound up being cut.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: At one stage it was proposed that a line of dolls (yes, actual dolls) based on the group be released for the under - ten(!) set for Christmas one year. Parental groups pretty much shot that idea down.