YMMV / Santana

The Band
  • Covered Up: Most of their hits in the early years were covers.
    • "Black Magic Woman" was originally a Fleetwood Mac song. Santana made it into a medley with "Gypsy Queen", originally by Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó.
    • "Evil Ways" and "Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries" were first recorded by Willie Bobo.
    • "Oye como va" by Tito Puente.
    • "Jingo" by Babatunde Olatunji.
    • "Everybody's Everything" was based on the obscure single "Karate" by the Emperors.
    • "She's Not There" was originally by The Zombies (on Begin Here).
    • "Hold On" was written and first recorded by Ian Thomas.
  • Ear Worm/Awesome Music: So many. Just to name a few: "Black Magic Woman", "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas, "Why Don't You and I?" featuring Chad Kroeger, and "Just Feel Better" featuring Steven Tyler.
  • First Installment Wins: Both inverted and played straight. Their self-titled debut is considered by many fans to be one of their best records, but Supernatural and Shaman are their most successful records commercially, despite being their seventeenth and eighteenth albums respectively. There are also listeners who will cite one of the band's other early albums as being their best, such as their sophomore effort Abraxas.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "The Game Of Love" has a similar tempo, chord progression and is even in the same key as "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals. Fitting, as the song was written by their former lead singer, Gregg Alexander.

The Web Video
  • Art Imitates Life: The show does a fairly accurate take on how Trinidadians interact and talk, but with the Jerkass levels turned way up due to Rule of Funny.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Santana. Ill-tempered, abusive husband, or a badass who takes crap from noone?
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Santana is pretty much an abusive Jerk Ass towards people, and yet, most Trinidadians regard him as a complete badass who doesn't take crap from anyone.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The deaths of Ragoo and Sookdeo in the series is more uncomfortable to watch now that their voice actor and puppeteer passed away.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Can occur when similar puppets are used for other productions by the creator. The puppet used for bad boy Terry in "The Fete" is exactly the same as the one used for Pastor Stewart, and the puppet used for Herman (seen here barking at his superior officer) is used without changes for resident Butt-Monkey Narine!
    • Leroy's spotlight episodes show him to be a foul-mouthed brat influenced by extremely bad role models. Guess who recently got their own show geared towards children?
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sookdeo kidnapping and attempting to kill Janice after Pastor Stewart causes his wife to leave him.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The baby crying in the church. The congregation even tell its mother to shut it up.
  • The Scrappy: Leroy is now this to the Santana cast as of his episode.
    • Charlene, for being an unrepentant, unfaithful pathological liar that milks Chang every opportunity she gets. Watch this and see for yourself.
  • Special Effects Failure: Probably doe to safety concerns, but it's rather hilarious to see Santana go on an off-screen rampage in the kitchen with pots clanging and glasses breaking only to see empty plastic bottles fly from the kitchen to those same sound effects.
    • Seeing the puppet heads on human bodies during action sequences can look very, very off.
    • The word 'Ambulance' is spelt wrong in the credits of the Movie.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Sookoo's father would be this, given Santana's constant warnings that the Hiroshima could kill him (as a matter of fact, he downs the entire bottle when Santana warns him to take just a sip), but he dies of an unrelated heart attack during sex, averting the trope since it's not technically stupidity that kills him. It also helps that Santana gave him cucumber juice instead.
  • Uncanny Valley: The puppets can veer into this if the bulgy eyes are used as part of them.
    • The movie features puppet heads on human bodies.
  • What an Idiot!: Santana is on the run fron a swarm of bees, and makes it to his car. Not once does it occur to him to roll his windows up so the bees can't get him. To go one step further, everyone sees Santana running from the swarm, and not one of them thinks to high tail it and run away.
    • In "Meet Sookdeo", Chang giving Charlene $1500 to do her hair, and believing her lie about her father needing surgery for cataracts in his shoulder, which ends up costing him $800 more. Mere seconds later, she runs off with Santana, leaving Chang high and dry.
      • In "Happy Birthday Charlene", this stupidity goes even further:
      Chang: "I give yuh $3000 for rent....and you ent even renting!"
    • In the Movie, Pastor Stewart cheating with ''Sookdeo's'' wife, and even encouraged her to leave him. Guess what happens next?
    • Sookoo's insistence that Santana killed his father, despite being told twice (once by his boss, even) that all his dad did was drink cucumber juice and die of an unrelated heart attack.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: It's basically Caribbean Muppets who drink, curse and have sex. Hilariously lampshaded when the only child seen in the show thus far says this after Pastor Stewart's Cluster F-Bomb:
    Child: Daddy, what is "***?"
    Dad: (slaps kid behind the head) Boy, don't say that!
  • The Woobie: Narine and Chang, both of whom are human whipping posts for their partners.