Take those teeth and let 'em out
It's my dental fantasy
Take those teeth and set 'em free"
Erik Helwig, known online as Hot Dad, is a musician and comedian fond of creating surreal, synth-heavy songs about topics ranging from Facebook to anosmia. These songs are often accompanied by Tim & Eric-esque music videos created by Peter Bjorndal containing stilted animation, heavy green-screen, and occasionally disturbing imagery. Hot Dad's music can be found on YouTube or Bandcamp.
Hot Dad's music contains examples of the following tropes:
- Crossover: Hot Dad has made numerous collaborations with Erik of Internet Comment Etiquette, even writing and singing his outro theme song.
- Eldritch Abomination: Whatever this is◊, presumably Hot Dad's daughter, appears for a few seconds, accompanied by a sudden loud noise, at the end of the video for The Birth of My Daughter Changed My Life.
- Last Note Nightmare: The last chord of "The Birth of My Daughter Changed My Life" is completely off-key and distorted. The lyrics are a bit dark too:"I - I think she's exploding
All you know and love is lost
The solar system gone
Hey! It's all because of your daughter"
- Noodle Implements: The video for "The Birth of My Daughter Changed My Life" was found on a CD that also "contained information sensitive to the security of the United States".
- Stylistic Suck: The music videos tend to feature either terrible green-screen effects or still images with bad animation.
- The story behind the video for "The Birth of My Daughter Changed My Life" is explained in a series of classic Movie Maker-style title cards.
- "KFC (Waiting For Me)" has an "Unregistered HyperCam 2" watermark in the top-left for a few seconds.
- Surreal Humour: Most of his songs feature it to some extent.
- "Bring Me All Of Your Teeth" is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "There's No Cause For Concern - Rio Olympics 2016 (Come to Brazil)".