YMMV / Stephen Lynch

  • Crosses the Line Twice: And then some.
    • With his Live at the Del Ray performance of "Baby", he asks "Is it wrong to hope for SIDS?" The audience groans, and he takes offense by replying "Fuck you, it's my fuckin' baby!"
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "Jim Henson's Dead," a reasonably effective tribute to Henson with next to no swearing or Lyrical Dissonance. It's the closest he's come to writing a completely serious song.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Little Tiny Mustache" was written with the absurd notion that dating someone who turned out to be a neo-Nazi was a one-in-a-million chance. Now we have the alt-right, a white nationalist group who make it a point to dress like "normal" people, so finding out late in the game that your girlfriend is a literal Nazi isn't so absurd these days.
  • He Really Can Act: He got huge praise for his portrayal of Robbie Hart in the Broadway adaptation of The Wedding Singer.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The "Obama Doesn't Stand A Chance" line from "Beelz". It has since been changed to "I'm the reason that Barack Obama's shitting in his pants."
  • Nightmare Fuel
    • "Priest," if taken at face value, is a surprisingly unnerving song about a man having a crisis of conscious as he comes to terms with his pedophilia, something he's completely ashamed of.
    • "Halloween" as well, though it's just audacious enough to not find genuinely frightening.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Superhero" follows a similar chord progression for the Sesame Street song "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon." Of course, this was probably intentional.