YMMV / The Replacements

The film

See The Replacements (2000)

The Disney series

  • Anvilicious
  • Die for Our Ship: Sierra
  • Growing the Beard: The first season was just passable, focusing on the gimmick with formulaic episodes. (The kids are displeased, someone is replaced, things are better, then they learn why the original was better and fix it.) However, by season 2, the gimmick was used in creative ways and the plots focused more on the characters themselves.
    • The Two Shorts format was also mostly abandoned - allowing the opportunity to tell more developed stories.
  • The Woobie: Prince Cinnamon Boots.

The band

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "Androgynous", a remarkably ahead-of-its-time song about a non-binary couple.
  • Ear Worm: "Alex Chilton" and "Can't Hardly Wait" were clearly designed to invade people's heads. And never leave.
  • Epic Riff: A few, but "We're Coming Out" has a pretty damn epic one.
  • Growing the Beard: While their first couple albums aren't considered bad, the 'Mats grew a big bushy beard with Let It Be and never looked back.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Here Comes a Regular" can get even more depressing when you remember Bob Stinson's alcoholism led to his early death.
    • "Johnny's Gonna Die" was a jokey song about New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders having sloppy performances due to drug use and dying early. Thunders ended up passing away ten years later, possibly due to drug abuse.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Pretty innovative and influential in their day, the 'Mats now receive less attention than some of their contemporaries. It can now be hard to understand what made them so different.
  • Tear Jerker: "Sixteen Blue", "Here Comes a Regular", "Androgynous", "The Ledge"...
  • Tough Act to Follow: While the albums following it were well-received. Let It Be is often help up at the band's high point.
  • The Woobie: Bob was by far the biggest one in the band, from his Dark and Troubled Past, mental health issues and addiction problems that lasted until his death.