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* DIYDentistry: The music video for "He Liked to Feel It" shows a boy trying to pull a bad tooth by tying it to ever more absurd things, from a taxi cab to a crane. It holds even when he's dangling from the string, until a man with pliers easily yanks it out.


Crash Test Dummies is a {{Canadian|Music}} AlternativeRock/{{Folk|Music}} rock band. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

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Crash Test Dummies is a {{Canadian|Music}} AlternativeRock/{{Folk|Music}} rock AlternativeRock/[[FolkMusic Folk rock]] band. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.


Crash Test Dummies is a {{Canadian|Music}} AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

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Crash Test Dummies is a {{Canadian|Music}} AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums.AlternativeRock/{{Folk|Music}} rock band. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.


* PuttingTheMedicInComedic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0YeGv5xHUU music video]] to "Afternoons & Coffeespoons" starts off with a HospitalGurneyScene of Brad Roberts being rushed into a hospital for surgery while the lyrics muse about being "a little bit queasy" and "breathing not so easy". While he sings, the rest of the band members appear in an ImagineSpot as the surgeons operating on him. Eventually, a HospitalEpilogue ensues as the entire band plays outdoors, surrounded by the dancing patients and doctors (as well as TheGrimReaper, who ultimately [[DontFearTheReaper never gets to claim anyone]]).

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* PuttingTheMedicInComedic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0YeGv5xHUU music video]] to "Afternoons & Coffeespoons" starts off with a HospitalGurneyScene of Brad Roberts being rushed into a hospital for surgery while the lyrics muse about being "a little bit queasy" and "breathing not so easy". While he sings, the rest of the band members appear in an ImagineSpot as the surgeons operating on him. Eventually, a HospitalEpilogue ensues as the entire band plays outdoors, surrounded by the dancing patients and doctors (as well as TheGrimReaper, who ultimately [[DontFearTheReaper never gets to claim anyone]]).

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* GrowingUpSucks: A variation in "Afternoons & Coffeespoons", which cheerfully lists ways that life can suck as [[FeelingTheirAge people grow old]] -- but ultimately comes down on the side of just rolling with it and doing one's best to enjoy whatever life brings.


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* PuttingTheMedicInComedic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0YeGv5xHUU music video]] to "Afternoons & Coffeespoons" starts off with a HospitalGurneyScene of Brad Roberts being rushed into a hospital for surgery while the lyrics muse about being "a little bit queasy" and "breathing not so easy". While he sings, the rest of the band members appear in an ImagineSpot as the surgeons operating on him. Eventually, a HospitalEpilogue ensues as the entire band plays outdoors, surrounded by the dancing patients and doctors (as well as TheGrimReaper, who ultimately [[DontFearTheReaper never gets to claim anyone]]).


* RevolvingDoorBand: At this point, the "Dummies" moniker is really just [[IAmTheBand Brad Roberts and whomever feels like playing with him at the moment]].

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* RevolvingDoorBand: At this point, For a majority of TheNewTens, the "Dummies" moniker is really just [[IAmTheBand Brad Roberts and whomever feels like playing with him at the moment]].moment]]. The original lineup eventually reunited for a North American tour in 2018.

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* BeingGoodSucks: "Superman's Song" discusses this in relation to the title character.


* {{Scatting}}: "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm."



* {{Scatting}}: "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm."


->''Once, there was this kid who,\\
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school but,\\
When he finally came back,\\
His, hair, had turned from black into bright white.\\

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->''Once, there was this kid who,\\
who\\
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school but,\\
When
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But when
he finally came back,\\
His, hair, His hair... had turned from black into bright white.\\



Crash Test Dummies is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian]] AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

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Crash Test Dummies is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian]] {{Canadian|Music}} AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.



* TheDeadCanDance: the music video for "The Ghosts That Haunt Me".

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* TheDeadCanDance: the The music video for "The Ghosts That Haunt Me".



* {{Scatting}}: "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm."



* SingingSimlish: "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm."


* BadassBaritone: One of the bands trademarks is Brad Roberts' deep, resonant bass voice, which he jokingly attributes to having a third testicle. He would later use it to take up Inuit throat singing.

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* BadassBaritone: One of the bands trademarks is Brad Roberts' deep, resonant bass voice, which he jokingly attributes to having a third testicle. He would later use it to take up Inuit Tuvan throat singing.



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->''Once, there was this kid who,\\
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school but,\\
When he finally came back,\\
His, hair, had turned from black into bright white.\\
He said that it was from when the cars had smashed so hard.''
-->"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"


* LargeHam: Brad Roberts, especially on his solo live album Crash Test Dude which may be amongst the hammiest live albums ever made.

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* LargeHam: Brad Roberts, especially on his solo live album Crash ''Crash Test Dude Dude'' which may be amongst the hammiest live albums ever made.


* NotChristianRock: Despite the occasional references to God and Christianity, they aren't actually a Christian rock band. Most of these deal with Brad Roberts' whimsical views on the subject and even deconstruct it. If anything, the band might be considered Agnostic rock. God Shuffled His Feet is a good example, where God can't answer some questions himself.

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* NotChristianRock: Despite the occasional references to God and Christianity, they aren't actually a Christian rock band. Most of these deal with Brad Roberts' whimsical views on the subject and even deconstruct it. If anything, the band might be considered Agnostic rock. God "God Shuffled His Feet Feet" is a good example, where God can't answer some questions himself.


* LyricalDissonance: ''There Are Many Dangers'' has somber music. The first line of the song? "If your toast gets stuck in the toaster, do not put a fork in the toaster, while it is hooked up". Brad goes to mournfully croon his experience doing just this.

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* LyricalDissonance: ''There "There Are Many Dangers'' Dangers" has somber music. The first line of the song? "If your toast gets stuck in the toaster, do not put a fork in the toaster, while it is hooked up". Brad goes to mournfully croon his experience doing just this.


'''Crash Test Dummies''' is a Canadian AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Robert's distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

Not to be confused with TheIncredibleCrashDummies

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'''Crash [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crash_test_dummies.jpg]]

Crash
Test Dummies''' Dummies is a Canadian [[CanadianMusic Canadian]] AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "{{Superman}}'s "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Robert's Roberts' distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

Not to be confused with TheIncredibleCrashDummies
''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleCrashDummies''.

!!Studio Discography:
* ''The Ghosts That Haunt Me'' (1991)
* ''God Shuffled His Feet'' (1993)
* ''A Worm's Life'' (1996)
* ''Give Yourself a Hand'' (1998)
* ''I Don't Care That You Don't Mind'' (2001)
* ''Jingle All the Way...'' (Yes, an album of ChristmasSongs) (2002)
* ''Puss 'N' Boots'' (2003)
* ''Songs of the Unforgiven'' (2004)
* ''Ooh-La-La'' (2010)
* ''Demo-Litions (Cast-Off Recordings 1996-97)'' (2011)



** Comicbook/{{Superman}} in "Superman's Song."

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** Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} in "Superman's Song."



** As well as ''[[Music/{{XTC}} The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead]]'' and ''Fundies Never Have Fun On Sundays''.
** And a few on Demo-Litions, which were recorded between ''A Worm's Life'' and ''Give Yourself A Hand''.

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** As well as ''[[Music/{{XTC}} "[[Music/{{XTC}} The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead]]'' Pumpkinhead]]" and ''Fundies "Fundies Never Have Fun On Sundays''.
Sundays".
** And a few on Demo-Litions, ''Demo-Litions'', which were recorded between ''A Worm's Life'' and ''Give Yourself A Hand''.

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