The Amateur Transplants are a British duo consisting of Adam Kay and Suman Biswas, both of whom are practising doctors. Parodies and List Songs make up the vast majority of their output, with medical themes and Vulgar Humor present in almost equal proportions. They are best known for "London Underground", a parody of The Jam's "Going Underground".
Tropes associated with the Amateur Transplants include:
- Ass Shove: "London Underground" ends with the line: "Take your Oyster card and shove it up your arsehole..."
- Bland-Name Product: Adam Kay states that the album Fitness To Practice is sponsored by "SmaxoGlithKline".
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Department of Redundancy Department: several of the drugs in "The Drugs Song" are listed twice, either by the same name or a different one.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The entire premise of A Beautiful Song.
- Everybody's Dead, Dave: King of the Dead
- Just for Pun: The punchline to many of their songs, and lampshaded at one point:I'll tell you about a person whowas fairly good in X-Men 2And you'll guess this now that you have had some practice
- List Song:
- The Masochism Tango: created a updated version of the Tom Lehrer classic, making ol' Tom look like a relative prude.
- Misogyny Song: "Northern Birds", "Sheila's Wheels" and "Nothing At All"
- Reality Ensues: The whole point of "What I went to SKL 4"
- Side-Effects Include...: "Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin"
- The Something Song: "The Drugs Song", "Beautiful Song"
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: "Beautiful Song"
- Take That!: "These are the words that we use, but surgeons of course are excused, we can't have them getting confused!" from "In Theatre: Part One." Snippets mock those who went to rival school King's College London, while Careless Surgeon mocks Imperial College London's (which both members attended) other rival, Barts and The London. Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" mocks almost every other medical school in London not already mentioned.
- Vulgar Humor: as well as all the swearing, there are many mentions of bodily and sexual functions, usually from a medical perspective.
- Women Drivers: "Sheila's Wheels"