YMMV / Twisted Sister

  • Ear Worm
  • Face of the Band: Dee Snider
  • Fan Community Nicknames: S.M.F., which Dee Snider notoriously explained to Senator Al Gore stood for "Sick Mother Fuckers" during the 1985 Senate hearing on offensive content in music.
    Al Gore (sarcastically): Is this a Christian organization as well?
    Dee Snider ( equally sarcastically): Not exclusively, but I'm sure you can count several Christians among the members.
  • Funny Moments: Just watch the three-minute intro to We're Not Gonna Take It.
    • Damn, the entire video runs on this.
    • Then the boys finally capitalized on what fans noticed right away about the song and made it official.
      • In the VH-1 TV movie about the PMRC hearings where Dee Snider played himself, they show the video in court. When they shut off the TV he bemoans "Aw, they were coming up to the best part!"
  • Moment of Awesome: When the Moral Guardians (in the form of Tipper Gore and the PMRC) complained about Twisted Sister's lyrics, Snider testified and delivered a verbal smackdown. You may watch the hearing, also featuring Frank Zappa and John Denver, here.
  • Mondegreen: In the Spanish-speaking world, We're Not Gonna Take It is popularly known as "Huevos con Aceite"note . This has been so prevalent that not only did Chilean band Los Mox! include a Shout-Out in its cover of the song, but Twisted Sister themselves have jokingly sung it that way in a few concerts.
  • Older Than They Think: While the band had its heyday in the 80s, it was formed in 1972, half to a full decade before its contemporaries.


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