Here are the crazy characters you can find at MyMusic.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone has varying shades of this, except Intern 2, who plays the Only Sane Man, at least at first. By the end of Season 1 (especially once we see his Flowchart obsession) we can see he's just as crazy, if not crazier than the rest of the cast.
- Theme Naming: Every is named after the genre of music that best represents them, except Intern 2. Oh, and Hip-Hop initially, although that is remedied by his name change in Season 2.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: For the most part, they're only referred to onscreen by their nicknames. The only onscreen exceptions would be Hip-Hop, whose first name is Curtis, and Scene, whose first name is Norma. Offscreen, this tends to be averted as the real names of the characters are on the internet.
Indie (Jeb Indie)
Being a true Hipster, Indie hates everything and anything mainstream. As CEO, he doesn't actually seem to do much. He mostly just tortures his employees while drinking kombucha then vomiting afterwards.
- Bad Boss: He regularly abuses Intern 2 and is rather indifferent to the suffering of his employees in general. In Season 2, he briefly turns Hip-Hop into his next target after he "comes out" as a nerd, then mocks Intern 2 even further when he has to leave.
- Benevolent Boss: Slowly developing into one. Unless your nickname is Intern 2.
- Catchphrase: "You've probably never heard of it," and his made up adjective, "Culken."
- Character Development: In Season 2, he starts to become a bit more benevolent towards the staff, except Intern 2.
- Comedic Sociopathy: He's a Bad Boss, yet he somehow manages to remain laughable.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mainly around Intern 2.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- When some nerd ghosts are arriving to convince him to let Hip-Hop be himself for once, one of them assumes he doesn't know how "A Christmas Carol" worked, as he was Jewish. Indie was rather annoyed by this, accusing them as a group of anti-semitic behaviour.
- When Loco Uno forces him to fire the Mymusic staff, he insists on at least saying goodbye politely and seems rather annoyed when she cuts him off from doing so.
- Foil: To Idol.
- Hipster: He comes from a long line of them.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Indie is regularly abusive to his employees, rude to the acts he books and generally has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. However, when push comes to shove, he is capable of doing the right thing.
- Kick the Dog: While, for the most part, Indie's bad behaviour is treated as funny, the fandom considers his abuse of Intern 2 as he's about to leave as just dickish.
- Oblivious to Love: Indie doesn't seem to realize how much of a crush Scene has on him, or else he ignores her.
- Pet the Dog: After Hip Hop saved Intern 2 from being fired, Indie starts trying to befriend Intern 2 by having lunch with him. However, it seems to have a negative effect on Indie more than anything. Intern 2 (in order for things to return to the status quo) has their relationship go back to normal.
- On the same night as the Hip-Hop case, Indie decides to cut loose just one time and dances with Scene!
- When Indie's dad shows up, it becomes apparent that as odd as their relationship may be, they do genuinely get along with one another.
- An odd one that overlaps with Easily Forgiven. After Metal takes the staff hostage with a gun, Indie forgives him and gives him the space he needed for his work before taking him out to lunch... while leaving the rest of the staff in the room where they've been kept hostage.
Idol (Jamie Woods)
Opposite of Indie, Idol loves everything mainstream. She listens to whatever's popular, such as Justin Bieber. Also, her job as "Social Media Guru" seems to consist of spending all of her time on Facebook, Twitter, and texting. She's also more or less the host of The Mosh, the series' Q and A videos. As of Season 2 Episode 7, she's leaving the company to star on her own reality show, with her cousin Country taking her place as head of social media.
- Foil: To Indie.
- Hollywood Tonedeaf: Her singing is genuinely terrible.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Idol may be abrasive but she's not without her kinder moments, and in any case she's nicer than Indie is.
- Ms. Fanservice: Plunging necklines, short skirts and even Gainaxing every now and then.(from 20 Questions on The Mosh)
Jerel Damon: @gracehelbig Why don't you dress like your character in real life? :)
Grace: "Because I like to keep all the sheep and the cows in the barn."
- Put on a Bus: Idol leaves the show in Season 2 Episode 7, to star in her own reality show.
- Time Stands Still: She can stop and rewind time every ten years. Maybe she should have saved that...
- Wolverine Publicity: Despite having not been part of the official show since October 2013, she's still in the opening credits.
Metal (Emmet Allan Klaga)
Your typical Metal Head, Metal appears with spiked hair, sleeveless shirts and a permanent five o'clock shadow. Despite his job description, he actually runs everything related to production, from shooting, directing, editing, you name it. He also married at twelve and has a fifteen year old daughter named Rayna.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Family: He cringes at the idea of bringing them to work.Metal (When asked what his favorite part of his job is): Getting away from my fam- neighbors.
- Catchphrase: "SAY WHAT?!"note It gets him fired towards the end of Season 1 as apparently no metalhead should have a catchphrase.
- Cool Sword: Mostly seen in the background. He did try to use it to cut cake once.
- Cloudcuckoolander/Only Sane Man: Yes, he can be either depending on the situation. On one hand, he'll question the practicality of many of the crazy things at the company, such as why a fire alarm is used as a staff meeting alarm or why Indie spent so much money on a bee farm. On the other hand, well there's the sword incident mentioned above as well as the fact that he thought Scarfman was a real person at first.
- Decoy Protagonist: Of a sort; The first arc of the series mainly follows the events from his perspective, but after that he is just as much of a main character as all of the others.
- Easily Forgiven: After taking the staff of My Music hostage at gunpoint, Indie not only forgives him but gives him that workspace he'd been after the whole time.
- Genius Ditz: His odd way of thinking seems legitimate, but he's one of the most competent employees. He not only runs everything related to production, but he also fixed the entire company himself when he took over. Well, until Indie reset all of his hard work.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Argubly.
- Henpecked Husband: Tina is pregnant and goes very crazy, forcing him to divert away from work to help her.
- Idiot Hair: Based on Rafi Fine's old haircut, oddly enough.
- Legacy Character: He's actually the second Metal. The first was fed to the rats for being a poser.
- Over Protective Dad: Oh yes. He flip-flops being mad at Intern 2 for rejecting Rayna one moment then being mad because he thinks Intern 2's trying to get with her the next.
- Parental Neglect: He doesn't give Rayna all the attention she needs, and this upsets her a lot. Subverted when it turns out he's just working harder to support his family.
- Parents as People: He genuinely loves his family, but has to work in an odd job and can't give them all the attention they want.
- Perma-Stubble: He never seems to shave.
Hip Hop/Nerdcore (Curtis Armstrong)
Sterotypical Scary Black Man who likes to threaten people with a gun. Except not really. He's actually a closet nerd, former cello teacher and generally nice guy.
- Badass Cape: He dons one in Episode 5 of Season 2, as he gives his resignation to Indie for not accepting who he really is. Fittingly enough, it's part of a Lord of the Rings style outfit. He later wears another one that resembles Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones.
- Black and Nerdy: He's not proud of it for the first season, however. By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's embraced it and there's practically a nerd reference every other sentence.
- Butt-Monkey: In Season 2, as Indie doesn't take kindly to his nerdy attitude.
- Catchphrase: "Ass."
- Hidden Depths: Hip Hop is actually a nerd, watches Doctor Who and used to teach the cello. And a major anime and manga fan. First season revealed that he reads One Piece and second season he even cosplays as Naruto, while saying Believe It.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He drops it towards the end in an effort to get his friends to keep their jobs. It sadly doesn't work, but he stops pretending afterwards.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Most of the hidden text reveals a major twist and serious character development, which by Season 2 is open knowledge In-Universe.
- Meaningful Rename: Indie rechristens him as "Nerdcore" in Season 2 after he makes it clear he's not going to keep up the charade of being Hip-Hop.
- Nice Guy: What he really is.
- Nice Hat: He doesn't like it.
- Odd Friendship: With Intern 2. Intern 2 is a workaholic who doesn't enjoy much fun stuff, Nerdcore is an unapologetic nerd who loves most fun stuff. Their friendship can probably be justified by them both being Nice Guys.
- Scary Black Man: It's an act. However, he is willing to shoot someone in the limb to keep his act up.
- What You Are in the Dark: Unless nobody is actually watching.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of the hidden text reveals a major twist and serious character development, which by Season 2 is open knowledge In-Universe.
- Why Did It Have to Be Ghosts?: Ghosts are one of the few things that freak him out.
Techno (Sakti) and Dubstep (Xander)
Techno and Dubstep have a thing for glowsticks, dancing, flashing lights and playing their preferred music loudly. When not going to raves, they're hosting them.
- Ability over Appearance: The Fine Bros originally planned to cast an Asian to be Dubstep.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever call Techno J-Pop.
- Big Bad: From Country's perspective, they are this in the second arc of Season 2.
- Big Damn Kiss: In the Season 2 finale.
- Foreign-Language Tirade: Techno starts yelling in Indonesian whenever she gets mad.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: When switching back to English a couple of times in season 2.
- Pet the Dog: After breaking one of Country's legs for interviewing DJ Elephant, they eventually feel sorry for it and heal Country with their ability.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Though it wouldn't be surprising if they were a couple. Fans hope they are.
- Zig-zagged in the Season 2 finale, as even after their Big Damn Kiss, they prefer to stay just friends.
- The Unintelligible: Dubstep, who only speaks in dubstep. Techno acts as his Translator Buddy.
- Those Two Guys: They're almost never seen apart.
Scene (Norma Haish)
Before you say anything, she's not Emo, she's Scene. Always happy, unless it's 2 o'clock, Scene goes about doing wacky antics around the office and has a crush on Indie, which she doesn't even try to keep secret. Scene is also the host of the MyMusic News videos, where she's a bit snarkier than usual.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When she gets pissed off, beware. Indie found out the hard way when she ranted at him.
- Big Damn Kiss: With Intern 2 in the Season 2 finale.
- Break the Cutie: She becomes deadpan and emotionless once her online avatars get killed by 4chan. As a result, she becomes an...
- Empty Shell: To the point where someone could basically mold her a new personality. Thus, Idol turns Scene into another Idol. This goes on from her becoming Hip-Hop and Techno before becoming a Hipster..
- Butt-Monkey: Not quite as bad as Intern 2, she still gets treated reasonably poorly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mainly in the news videos.
- Fun Personified: Owing to her slightly unusual tendencies.
- Genki Girl
- Hidden Depths: Season 2 reveals she likes anime as well. She even mentions Fruit Basket and Kokoro Connect, and she later drops a reference to The Legend of Korra.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is naturally black, but she dyes it partially red as well.
- Stepford Smiler: Sort of. She appears genuinely happy most of the time, but she mentions at one point that her parents are dead, implying that it may be an act that she's sort of fallen into.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Invoked by Indie when he decides to Pet the Dog.
- Indie eventually lets her go back into school and work part time, reducing the workload.
Intern 2/Flow Chart (Melvin Munson)
Not having a specific interest in music (or anything else for that matter), this guy is stuck with the name, Intern 2. He is often abused by the cast (mostly Indie) for of this, his intern status, his formal attire, and because he smells. He is generally used as Indie's personal slave, whether he is being used as a footstool or a fan. While he initially starts out as the Only Sane Man, by the end of Season 1, we see that there's a good reason everyone thinks he's weird. He leaves MyMusic in Season 2 to work at the Acid Factory, where he is treated with respect. The documentary crew still follow him around though.
- Big Damn Kiss: With Scene in the Season 2 finale.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor guy can not catch a break.
- Amusing Injuries: Up to and including getting shot!
- Cloudcuckoolander: By the end of Season 1.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: For everyone.
- Extreme Doormat: Ironically, he encourages Hip-Hop to stand up for himself as a nerd, before he immediately goes and does another stupid task at Indie's bidding.
- Meta Guy: Comes with being the Only Sane Man. Hip-Hop even lampshades it:Hip-Hop: ... and making everything less funny by pointing out the reality behind our jokes.
- Nice Guy
- Official Couple: At the end of season 2, he kissed Scene, and she kissed back
- Odd Name Out: Intern 2 wasn't nicknamed by Indie because he enjoys music from many genres.
- Only Sane Man: A great example of this comes from when "The Jolt" dance goes viral. He points out the numerous dangers of it, only for nobody to listen to him. Afterwards, he's the only one to realise that it means bad publicity and that they're hurting dozens of kids. Nobody cares, and even the kid that ended up with the worst injuries demands he be fired.
- He has a slightly odd obsession with flow-charts and is shown to be a rather bland workaholic, but with that aside he's still the sanest person in the office.
- Secret Keeper: He becomes one to Hip-Hop after he accidentally mentions his past as a nerd and cello player.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After Hip-Hop comes out as a nerd and starts showing it in Season 2, Intern 2 gets considerably less flak for a while. Hip-Hop is eventually recognised and accepted as "Nerdcore", and the usual order is restored, but it was still quite a long break. After Nerdcore is accepted into the family, Intern 2 gets another good friend.
- Intern 2 is actually well loved in his new job, and get promoted multiple times over to a major figure in his company. At the end of season 2, he was even respected by Indie if only for a little bit.
- Took a Level in Badass: More like "grew a spine", but it still counts. He eventually decides that Indie needs to start paying him and refuses to back down, forcing Indie to have to shut the door on him.
- Workaholic: When asked to choose between his work or the love of his life...Intern 2: Work is the love of my life!
- Yank the Dog's Chain: It looks like Intern 2 is going to get a break now that Scene has returned for part time work. Then it turns out that his internship is about to expire, and if he doesn't get hired he'll end up having to leave for a crappy job that actually pays money. Then Jeff gets employed in his place.
Country (Carrie Chapin Yearwood)
Idol's identical cousin, who is a country star and therefore a huge fan of the genre. She fills in for Idol after she goes off to film the reality TV show. Joined in Season 2.
- Butt-Monkey/The Chew Toy: She probably has it worse than Intern 2 at the moment. She's broken both her arms and at least one of her legs, can't take her medication properly and generally comments that karma is catching up with her. After this, she gets flipped out of a wheelchair she's using by Metal, with the implication that she's broken her other leg. Then she keeps breaking pretty much everything.
- Crazy-Prepared: She was aware that flagging down DJ Elephant would be difficult after Techno and Dubstep got angry with Idol, so she did it just beforehand and got the interview.
- Felony Misdemeanor: Some of her so called "sins", at least by moderate religious standards, really aren't that bad.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Claims it's catching up with her for some reason. Subverted, it's got nothing to do with karma whatsoever.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Whatever she's done, her karma seems to be horribly imbalanced. She lampshades this a few times. It turns out it's still a case of this, but actually owing to Techno and Dubstep tripping her up for interviewing DJ Elephant and trying to salvage Idol's career.
- Nice Girl: Probably the nicest character on the show to date. She's one of the few recurring characters to not abuse Intern 2 on a regular basis.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Seemingly a parody of Miley Cyrus.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Invoked and enforced - Country and Idol are "identical cousins in every wa-HAAY!", and Country actually replaces Idol in the company when Idol is Put on a Bus.
For more information, see Jeff's character folder.
Metal's fifteen year old daughter, Rayna, was first brought over for a MayDecember Romance arc with Intern 2 that escalated into a Love Triangle before ending. Since then, she likes to appear once in a while. Rayna is your stereotypical teenaged girl who's into reality shows and boy bands and has a different best friend each week.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She thinks her dad is one.
- Bolt of Divine Retribution: She can summon a lightning bolt every ten years. Maybe she should have saved that...
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Her cello playing in season 2 episode 16. Bear in mind that Lia really is a musician... and only plays guitar, but still.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a bit violent, but still a decent person... mostly.
- Little Miss Badass: Idol learned that you do not taunt her.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Eventually stops mocking Nerdcore and grows to like him, accepting him as a cello teacher.
- Shout-Out: Metal's daughter Rayna, supposedly conceived at a Coal Chamber concert, is named after Coal Chamber guitarist Rayna Foss.
Due to an incident involving a Coal Chamber concert, Tina got pregnant. The result was a Shotgun Wedding with the child's father, Metal. Marriage has caused her to go from metal-loving tomboy to a typical wife/mom. She is now pregnant with her second child. This caused her to revert back to her housewife persona after eating avocadoes triggered her former, more metalhead personality.
Indie's new girlfriend introduced at the end of the fifth arc of Season 1, whom he met at the Vegan Chili Cook Off. She brought proof to Indie that Metal, Dubstep, Techno, and Idol were all posers and got them fired. By the end of the season it was revealed that she had been playing Indie all along, making her the Big Bad of Season 2.
- And I Must Scream: She gets turned into a giant rat at the end of Season 1.
- Big Bad: Of Season 1
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts nice, but it's a ruse so she can dig up dirt on Mymusic.
- The Dragon: To Daughtry.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Her bad business ideas for Mymusic are deliberate. She intentionally wants them to go out of business.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: Once Indie uses his "once every ten years" power, she is turned into a giant rat and taken away by the rat protector.
- Walking Spoiler: Highlight any of the spoiler tags and you'll spoil the last arc of Season 1 for yourself.
- Yoko Oh No: She gets most of the staff fired for being posers and Scene wants her gone so she can have Indie for herself.
The hipster replacements brought in by Loco Uno to re-staff My Music after she fires the main cast for being posers.
Jeff is Scene's classmate and eventual boyfriend. He gets hired for an intern position to replace Intern 2 once he leaves to work at the acid factory. He's really a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, who didn't genuinely care for Scene at all.
- Big Bad: While he wasn't behind everything in Season 2, he was manipulating Scene all along and is presented as the main antagonist by the end of the final arc.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turns out he was only dating Scene because he wanted to get in her pants. He was also cheating on her avatar and a complete psycho when it came to video games.
- Kick the Dog: After he steals Scene's first kiss, he angrily rants at Scene that it would have taken forever to sleep with her.
- Knight of Cerebus: An odd example. He's not exactly the guy with the worst crimes in the show, but his cheating is not played for laughs and is something that can realistically happen as opposed to the more fantastical elements of the show, although the whole Video Game Cruelty Potential is incredibly Black Comedy. The main kicker in that section is his line "they're just avatars!", revealing that he didn't really care about the wedding at all, even though he knew how much it meant to Scene.
- Nice Guy: He's extremely supportive of Scene in whatever she does. Cruelly subverted to hell and back.
- Only Sane Man: Seems to be.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: It turns out his avatar is cheating on Scene's, has entire families in secret, and murders other people's.
- Wham Line: In the Season 2 finale, revealing that he never cared about the avatar wedding at all:Straight-Edge: I've never done anything like that in real life. It's just avatars.
Straight-Edge: Whatever. I can't even imagine how long it would have taken to get to third base with you.
- And again a few lines afterwards, revealing that he was manipulating Scene for sex:
Running Gag Characters
The Rat Protector
- Amusing Injuries: Up to and including losing his soul.
- Butt-Monkey: He probably has it worse than Intern 2.
- Creator Cameo/Self-Deprecation: Few creators would be as willing to put themselves down like that.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: He eventually escapes from the rats.
- Yank the Dog's Chain:He ends up losing his soul.
The Devil himself, Satan pops up in the MyMusic office once and a while for a gag or two. He's apparently a member of the random staff.
- Affably Evil: Quite polite for the devil.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: This version of the Devil never dresses in anything but suits.
- Did We Just Have Cake with Satan?: He's even shown in the poker game from time to time.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: He vows revenge on Indie after he is denied the Internship position.
- Even Evil Has Standards / Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Fled along with Shaman the moment they heard MyMusic got involved with 4chan.
- Friendly Enemy: With Jesus.
- Horned Humanoid: He's got an all human appearance, minus two small horns sticking out of his forehead.
- Mundane Utility: His trident makes a good fork. He actually uses it to stab people on occasion, but he's used it more as a fork.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he doesn't do anything evil towards the company per se, he does prove that he has a mean trident prod, and he terrorises the poker game. It happens all the time, apparently.
- Prongs of Poseidon: His trident.
Similarly to Satan, the Shaman is seen around for the occasional gag.
A Bigfoot that seems to live (or at least hang around) the office that no one seems to give a second thought about.
A mannequin covered in Indie's scarves with a fedora on top.
The Guess Guy
News NewsmanThe host of ''Newstime with News Newsman'' and a regular Running Gag on the show.
- An Arm and a Leg: Satan chops his hand off in Season 2. He finds it again but it's too late to re-attach it.
- Butt-Monkey: In Season 2, he is impaled, and later gets his hand chopped off.
- Catchphrase: "News!"
- Department of Redundancy Department:News Newsman: News! Real news! News-y news! Newstime, with News Newsman.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Nonfatal variation, much to his shock and surprise.
The Marathon Runner
- An Arm and a Leg: Satan impales his running leg.
The big man himself, who is also summoned by speaking his name.
The least-favourite artist of all of the members of MyMusic, who commonly insult him throughout the series, which leads him to take his vengeance on them by using Loco Uno to make their website and company unprofitable. His entire reveal was hinted at since the beginning of the sixth arc, with the company picnic celebrating "Y Rthguad", or "Daughtry" spelled backwards.
- Arch-Enemy: To all of MyMusic
- Bigger Bad: Loco Uno is supposedly doing his bidding by destroying the MyMusic company.
- Butt-Monkey: He's the one musical act that nobody seems to like.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The cast constantly mocking Daughtry at every opportunity is a Running Gag and Played for Laughs. That is, until The Reveal that he's the Bigger Bad of the season.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Get mocked by one music blog? Make it so their website is down and unprofitable, causing most employees to lose their jobs in the process.
- Foreshadowing: It's not a coincidence that "Y Rthguad" is "Daughtry" spelt backwards.
- The Ghost: He's never appeared in person, probably owing to the fact that everyone mocks him and he'd be impossible to flag down.
- Sdrawkcab Name: "Y Rthguad", Loco Uno's fictional holiday.
Indie's cousin and Norwegian black metal artist who Metal (and Satan) is huge fan of.
A group of singers and dancers whose main gimmick is to introduce new dance crazes.
The whole message board and its main members who are very evil and secretive.
- The Dreaded: Even the Devil runs away from them.
- Evil Is Hammy: The third member is constantly over the top.
- Speak of the Devil: No one is allowed to say their name publicly. Once they do they are summoned and proceed to punish whoever is responsible.
- Writing Around Trademarks: In a way. The V for Vendetta masks 4chan is known for are replaced with generic white face masks here.note
- The depiction of 4chan itself, since the actual perpetrators of web vigilantiism is Anonymous.