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- The title card itself. On top of referencing the original Cameo video with Todd wearing a codpiece, Lindsay Ellis' dog Kali makes an appearance in reference of the Korn video. Kali's appearance is also in reference to Todd's obsession with Kali, specifically her small size, on Twitter.
- Todd mimicking lead singer Larry Blackmon's nasal delivery throughout the review.Todd: [holding his nose] Wurd ahp!!
- When talking about Cameo's earlier track "Shake Your Pants", Todd responds to the track by shaking a pair of trousers.Todd: [something falls on the floor as he shakes his pants] ...There's my keys.
- "Prince can't carry the banner for '80s funk alone. He's a tiny, tiny man."
- Noting that anyone not already familiar with the song has likely been spending the whole video until now waiting for him to talk about the codpiece.
Todd: Oh man, that's great. I... I can't even...next.
- He describes the codpiece as the male equivalent of the Wonderbra. "It lifts and separates." Followed by immediate Verbal Backspace as he considers his words.
- Similarly, Todd failing not to laugh when "Back And Forth" opens with a zoom-in on said codpiece...then starts swinging back and forth like a pendulum.
- To help the viewers recognize LeVar Burton in the Word Up music video, Todd poorly superimposes Geordi's visor on his face, barely even matching it up with his eyes.
- After the credits card, there's a zoom-in on the cod piece.
- In the beginning of the video, Todd talks about his Patreon campaign and takes a minute to thank the fans who payed $20, giving them the right to choose a song for OHW. That changes when the first guy asks for "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"."You motherfu-"
- "Now listen up! Here's a story! About a shadow guy who listens to dumb songs! And all day and all night and everything is just DUMB. DUMB lyrics with a DUMB video and a DUMB chorus that no one should ever LISTEN toooo..."
- When seeing the music video for "Love is Forever":Todd: "Does anyone else want to play Myst for some reason?"
- Todd apologises for the closed captioning which Bliss Corporation inexplicably added to all the music videos they uploaded, and remarks that Bliss Corporation shouldn't be drawing attention to the lyrics because, at best, they're nothing special. Case in point, from Hold On To Love:Jeffrey Jey: Na na yeah hey hey hey na na hey na na na na hey (subtitled as "Naa Naa Yee he he he na na he na na na he")
- Todd discusses the misheard lyrics spawned by this song.Todd: One of the more interesting things I remember about this song is that everyone misheard the chorus. "I'm blue, I believe I will die; I'm in need of a guy; I got beat up at night."Jeffrey Jey: ♪In Aberdeen, I'm on diet.♪Todd: There are a lot of them. I think it's because the guy's autotune and accent are so wonky, but also because the human brain refuses to accept that this could really be as stupid as it is.
- "Surely, there had to be more to this song than a never-ending list of monochromatic objects wrapped around a gibberish chorus. Nope! That's it. That's literally all it is. A bunch of nonsense syllables, and a list of blue things...His house is blue. His dog is blue. His boy is blue...His chicken cordon is bleu. Everything is just...blue."Todd: There's no reason to write a song like this unless you understand that the word "blue" is a synonym for sad, and this guy's one color world is supposed to be a reflection of his sadness. He sees a red door and he wants to paint it blue. You're supposed to feel bad for this little, poor, blue guy, although I don't exactly know what he's sad about.Jeffrey Jey: ♪I have a girlfriend, and she is so blue/Blue like my Corvette, it's sitting outside...♪Todd: You have a girlfriend and a Corvette. Sounds like you're doing okay. Okay, maybe his Corvette is expensive, and useless, and he doesn't drive it, and maybe his girlfriend and him aren't more happy. Whatever, he's blue. But they just hammer that one word into the ground that it doesn't even register about being emotions anymore. It's just literal blue-ness. Blue, blue, blue, blue.
- Todd notes that their "Failed Follow Up" didn't actually fail; it was actually successful in every country it was released except America. Why?Todd: "Because we live in the greatest country on Earth. God bless the USA." *salutes*
- His realization that Eiffel 65 DJ "Gabry" Ponte's biggest solo hit features Pitbull, confirming that he has collaborated with everyone.
- When discussing "My Console," Eiffel 65's song about their favorite PlayStation games.
- By the time he's gotten to their third hit, "Too Much of Heaven"Todd: Guys, I think Eiffel 65 think they're a Boy Band. Matter of fact, that nasal whine he's doing, does it remind anyone else of, uh...*NSYNC: ♪Guess what? It's gonna be me!♪
- His discovery of Zorotl (Eiffel 65's weird alien mascot) having a SOLO SINGLE. And finding his relic-of-1999 website detailing his entire backstory and universe.
- When Todd gets to "Did they deserve better?", he merely grunts.Todd: I'm not gonna say I hate Eiffel 65; this is not a band to be angry about. But I certainly can't think of anything I like about them. There are few songs as brainless as "Blue (Da Ba Dee)". And to me, most of their other songs sound like filler songs on DanceDanceRevolution, complete with shitty screen saver video.
- Todd concludes that the song's name is fitting, because Eiffel 65 blew.
- Despite being British, John Parr is the most American man Todd has ever seen.
- After revealing that one of John Parr's first major gigs was being one of Meat Loaf's songwriters... in the 1980s. The magic is in how he says it:
- Todd's excitement to see the film of the same name the song is tied to, until he realizes that Joel Schumacher directed it. One viewing later, he is decidedly less than pleased with the film."Schumacher's serious movies are so much worse than his comic books, so I don't wanna hear another complaint about Bat Nipples ever again!"
- Which turns into a running gag over how he can't even discuss the movie without becoming enraged over it.
- Todd's thoughts about Parr's post-hit team-up back with Meat Loaf, "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries":
- Todd reveals something else John Parr made that's of note: "Gillette! The best a man can get!"Todd: Not kidding.
- Which is quickly one-upped in terms of "What." by Todd revealing that, in 2011, John Parr re-recorded "St. Elmo's Fire" to be about Tim Tebow.Gonna be a man in motion!
All I need is my Broncos team.
Take me where my future's lyin'
Tim Tebow's Fire!
- Which is quickly one-upped in terms of "What." by Todd revealing that, in 2011, John Parr re-recorded "St. Elmo's Fire" to be about Tim Tebow.
- "Did he deserve better?"Todd: Yeah, yeah... yeah, not really. I got basically what I expected out of this one. John Parr was not a man with the talent or charisma to last more than a couple songs.
- Todd's unenthusiastic sigh when he reads a Patreon supporter's request for a future OHW episode on MMMbop by Hanson.
- Following up how the last episode ended, Todd reveals that he didn't want to do this episode not because he hates the song. Rather, he didn't want to do this episode because Hanson isn't a one-hit wonder.
- "You know me, I'm a soft touch, I'll do anything for my fans if they give me money."
- Todd revealing that he is a huge Hanson fan:Todd: Liking Hanson is something you have to hit mega hipster points to reach. Anyone can say they were into a band before they were famous. I was into Hanson after they were famous! Pssh.
- His difficulty with making a "Before they were famous" section, given how young the boys were at the time of their big hit.
- Todd hoping that the last Patreon suggestion for OHW is a band that's actually a one-hit wonder. Cue request for Rage Against the Machine.Todd: That's a flat "no" dude.note
- Todd receiving a message from his Patreon backer, changing his request to this from "You're Beautiful"
Todd: Friends, it's been too long since we had a good old 80s new wave act on this show.
- His sheer joy upon hearing this news, enthusiastically launching into the song on the piano.
- Todd describing the music scene of 1980 (in America at least):Todd: There wasn't much room for Vapors in all the Air Supply we had.
- Todd's air guitar while praising the song's guitar work.
- The brief shout-out to the opening sentence of The Metamorphosis
- "Certainly, I know plenty of people who would love to turn Japanese..." [cue bearded Sailor Moon cosplayer]
- Describing how the song is supposedly about masturbation:Todd: Or... Maybe Dave Fenton was ahead of the curve and realized that someday Japan would be very well known for its pornography. Yeah, Japan and masturbation go hand-in-hand. ...Well, something in hand.Todd: The 80s had a lot of songs that sounded like they were about some self-lovin' note
- His realization that Dave Fenton is "[a]n actual suit-and-tie lawyer who does law things" now. He sets that section to the theme of Night Court.
- Todd wanting to make a TV show of it. "It could star James Spader..."
- Todd describing how this was the "boy-bandification of nu-metal"Todd: They were these tattooed, rap-metal guys rapping about how much they loved ya, girl.
- Juxtaposing their 2nd single with the white-boy dance from "Pretty Fly for a White Guy"
Shifty: Crazy Town, we strike like Deep Impact!Todd: ...you get overshadowed by similar things that are even dumber but more popular? Yeah, that sounds about right.
- This Analogy Backfire:
- On their "Butterfly"-follow-up single:Todd: So why didn't this hit big? [plays snippet of song] Oh right, Crazy Town sucks.
- Todd noting how Crazy Town quickly became Linkin Park wannabes by their second album. The lead single was called "Drowning," which Todd can't believe didn't go:
- Todd points out that the commercial failure of their second album led to the band breaking up for a few years...Todd: How can you go back to being a serious metal band after releasing something called "Butterfly"?[Bart, reincarnated as a butterfly with a gasoline can, hovers above, laughing maniacally]Todd: ...no.
- Did they ever do anything else?Todd: Yes! Drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
- And then, when discussing Shifty's later life:
- Todd notes that Shifty appears to finally have all his ducks in a row, and the band reunited recently to finally release their third album. The song he chooses invokes recently-deceased Robin Williams.Todd: Oh, screw you! What the hell is wrong with you? Why do you keep desecrating the graves of recently-deceased, beloved celebrities? Oh, BOOOO!!!
- Todd's ultimate conclusion is that Crazy Town is bad, but "Butterfly" is So Bad, It's Good.
- The stinger is Richard Cheese's cover.
- Todd throws on what he thinks is one of Meco's few original compositions, "Topsy."note After listening in Tranquil Fury for about ten seconds, he only says "This is the sound of Hell."
- "Did he deserve better?" gets a flippant blow-off from Todd. His judgment is that Meco was definitely better off as a producer, and Star Wars was better off without him.