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  • "Bank Job". That is all.
    "But how do you plan for a bank full of nuns?"
  • "Why Say Anything Nice?"
    "Why'd you put your backpack on
    If you won't just take a hike?"
  • This Rendition of "King Of Bedside Manor".
  • "Crazy" is basically a string of one-liners based around slang for being insane.
    "The lights are on but nobody's home
    My elevator doesn't go to the top
    I'm not playing with a full deck
    I've lost my marbles!"
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  • The "Give me a break" in the background during the bridge of "Stomach vs Heart"
  • The end of Enid:
    I can get a job, I can pay the phone bills
    I can cut the lawn, cut my hair, cut out my cholesterol
    I can work overtime, I can work in a mine
    I can do it all for you!
    But I don't want to!
    "The silence, the terror, the pain and the horror as your mom comes downstairs..."
  • "Grade 9".
    "Jim: They called me "Chicken Legs"
    Andy: They called me "Four Eyes"
    Steven: They called me "Fatso"
    Tyler: They called me "Buckwheat"
    Ed: They called me Eddie."
  • On their Live DVD Talk to The Hand, Steven literally eats the mic during a pause in the middle of "Be My Yoko Ono", much to the amusement of everyone.
  • "If you think of her as Catherine the Great, then you should be the horse to help her meet her fate."
  • "I could hide out under there/I just made you say underwear"
    • At least one live performance of "Pinch Me" has the line "It's hard to tell if I exist" followed by "That's 'cuz you don't".
  • The entire video for "Odds Are, particularly as it contrasts so spectacularly with the lyrics of the video. There are quite a few bonuses for Rooster Teeth fans, too.
  • Their rendition of "Jingle Bells." Few bands but BNL would actually commit to tape the famous "Batman Smells" verse.
    • The crowning moment must be when Steven Page starts corpsing in the third chorus due to his voice squeaking from the harsh high-pitched near-falsetto he uses for most of the song.
  • Deck the Stills. Basically, replace all of the lyrics for "Deck the Halls" with the phrase "Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young".
  • "Another Postcard". It's a List Song about how one of the band members kept being spammed with postcards with chimpanzees on them.
  • Snacktime has "Crazy ABCs," a song where Ed tries to find "stranger" words that begin with each letter, such as "A is for aisle, B is for bdellium, C is for czar." The goofy dialogue between Ed and Steven makes the song funnier as it goes on.
  • "Light Up My Room" from Stunt is a beautiful, soulful paean to the singer's hometown... and then you start actually listening to the lyrics.
    There's a shopping cart in the ravine
    Foam on the creek is like pop and ice cream
    Field full of tires that is always on fire
    To light my way home...
  • On the first track from Silverball, Get Back Up. we get this gem:
    Standing eight and I'm on the ropes
    Knees givin' but I won't lose hope
    Not the second coming of Muhammad Ali
    But can I get a "whoop" for the boxing imagery?
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  • The band's 2004 tour (as documented in the live album Everything to Everyone Tour Recordings) had hysterical Red vs. Blue intermissions.

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