Juno Songs is a YouTube channel that lyricizes video game songs in a similar vein to Brentalfloss and Man on the Internet (not to be mistaken for, but they do a lot of collabs together). He tends to aim more on the Nintendo side of things.
Juno Songs provides examples of:
- A Day in the Limelight: King Dedede gets a video dedicated to him, consisting of four new songs and a new cover of Macho of Dedede.
- Affably Evil: Many of the villains count as this, but King Dededenote and Bowsernote take the cake.
- A God Am I:
- Arc Words:
- "Hail the Origami King" is a recurring lyric in all of the Legion of Stationery lyrics.
- The Tape subverts this when he performs his second run of the chorus: "Roll out the carpet! Hail the Origami- Ack!" The first and third runs have him do it properly: "Roll out the carpet! Hail the Origami King!"
- He wanted to make "The light of Vinyl City will never die" these in the No Straight Roads videos, but he realized it didn't exactly fit all the characters' motives the same way "Hail the Origami King" did, so his friend Man on the Internet made DJ Subatomic Supernova turn it into a Subverted Catchphrase.DJ Subatomic Supernova: ...and the light of Vinyl City... Bah! Who cares!?
- "Hail the Origami King" is a recurring lyric in all of the Legion of Stationery lyrics.
- Bait-and-Switch: "The Skull Gang" was teased to be based on Kirby Mass Attack; however, it's actually based on the THE SKELETON APPEARS meme, which does use the Skull Gang's theme.
- Call-Back: Since "Roar of Dedede" is a remix of Macho Dedede's battle theme from Star Allies, the song features callbacks to that one, specifically him explicitly clarifying that Kirby would kneel to him metaphorically/on his figurative knees and that "it's the animal's hour" (as opposed to "it's Triple D Hour"). This also holds true for "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)", though there are clear signs of Sanity Slippage in that one.
- The Cameo: During the cover of "Soda Disco Funk", Benjamin and Soft Pico can be seen behind Momo and Gogo during the art shots, signifying how both pairs are gay couples.
- Catchphrase: Bowser's frequent words are "It's Bowser Time!". He also tends to say "In the Final Hour" a lot, along with calling anyone who faces him shmucks and schnooks.
- Crossover: Frequently does crossovers with Man on the Internet and vice-versa. Juno generally provides artwork while Alex occasionally does voices in Juno's videos.
- Curse Cut Short: Rawk Hawk is cut off by being Body Slammed by Flurrie before he can say he'll kick Mario's ass.Rawk: You shoulda stayed in the minor class!
Now that you're here I'm gonna kick your aa—AAUAUAUAU WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH!
- Dark Is Evil: Happens in a few songs from games where it applies, but especially in Dialga's Fight to the Finish where Dark Is Evil with a capital E, after all, "The Dark broke Time's flow".
- Dark Reprise: The lyrics of "Ballistic" are referenced in "Genocide", as a reference to the fact the latter is based on the former.Whitty: You ain't ready
Palms are sweaty
May be petty
But I'll keep it real
You are not my
And you'll never
Know just how I feel!
Tabi: You aren't ready
Yes, it's petty
But I'll keep it real
Step off, player
Let me slay her
And her dad will
Know just how I feel!
- Deus ex Machina: Just as Sonic.Exe was about to kill Boyfriend during "Triple Trouble" through his side of the computer screen, Girlfriend comes in with a hammer, smashing the monitor and killing him.
- Downer Ending:
- The Scissors concludes his song as Mario stomps the Scissors' blades, killing himself. Possibly subverted, as the game's HUD shows that Mario has a 1-UP Mushroom on standby.
- Played straight in "Enter Bowser Jr. WITH LYRICS" as Mario gets hit by a Bullet Bill and falls into a Black Hole at the end of the song as Bowser Jr. does his Evil Laugh.
- "The Frenzied Firearm, GUN" ends with Gun shooting Mario and a smash to black. Mario is heard screaming throughout the entire credits sequence. Keep in mind this one is a joke song though, similar to Yape.
- "BIG SHOT" is set in the Weird Route version of Spamton NEO's fight and ends the same way as it does in that route. "Kris wins," but by this point, many residents of Cyber World have been killed and Noelle has been corrupted by the player to the point of freezing Spamton on command, just like in the original game.
- As in the original story of Starved, Furnace catches Sonic off guard once Robotnik leaves.
- Eagleland: Gun is hinted at being a Boorish example. He has a thick Southern accent and mentions he's "excercising second amendment rights." Fittingly being a living gun, he also has a trigger finger.
- Eldritch Abomination: "Host Hoedown" features not just DJ Hallyboo (who was already one in the original lore), but a demonic voice (presumably coming from his hat) that constantly scolds the player for pirating the game as well.
- Elective Unintelligible: Boyfriend, as in canon. Though it stands out more here than it did there when his opponents are now singing perfect English, and yet he still sings in beeps and boops.
- Epic Fail: The second loop of the Tape's theme song has him subvert "Hail the Origami King" by getting hit before saying "king". The first and third loops of his song have successful iterations of the phrase.
- Even Evil Has Standards: "Bowser's Theme" has a lyric where Bowser says "To crush you would make me so gay!" He then stops the music to address any viewers who are thinking of making gay jokes.Bowser: "Gay" as in the synonym for "happy." I see you people typin' in the comments section! Besides, even if I DID mean it the other way, there ain't a PROBLEM with that! Love who you wanna love, ya know?
- Fighting from the Inside: Dialga in Dialga's Fight to the Finish; as one of the commenters put it, Primal Dialga lost not to two but three pokemon.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: During "THE SKELETON APPEARS WITH LYRICS, various skeletons make cameos at one point. These include: Sans, Skeletor, Hector Rivera, Jack Skellington, Grim, Lord Hater, a Dry Bones, Cortez, Bonechill and Skid. Interestingly enough, Necrodeus does not appear among them, despite the "THE SKELETON APPEARS" meme being made with the Skull Gang's (and by extension, his) theme song.
- French Jerk: Colored Pencils isn't very stereotypically French in the original game, but Juno exaggerates him into one. He is given a smarmy French accent, a "hon hon hon" laugh and makes usage of Gratuitous French.
- Gag Censor: "BIG SHOT" includes an image of the "We are Fucking Under Attack" meme as one of the popups, with Spamton's head over the woman's. Spamton apparently decided to censor the cleavage with a black bar reading "[Booba] IS TEMPORARY [KROMER] IS FOREVER." The word "fucking" is also censored by one of Spamton's usual Symbol Swearing brackets.
- Gratuitous English: One of the Korean verses of "Vs. 1010" features the line "ay, sexy mission" sung in English.
- Hope Spot: In "Prey", Sonic ends up realizing the seriousness of the situation when he sees Starved, but since he thought he defeated Furnace when the latter made his "temporary retreat", by then it was too late.
- Husky Russkie: Bashmaster is portrayed this way, having a thick Russian accent.
- Invisible Anatomy: Lampshaded in the Gun video. When he sings "Finger's on the trigger," he gets sidetracked and says "Wait, I don't have fingers— wait, what part of me is my mouth?" After a short Beat, he resumes singing.
- Irony: One of Spamton NEO's lines in his "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards Kris in "BIG SHOT" is "YOU CAN'T [Stand] ON YOUR OWN FEET LIKE ME". While this is somewhat true on a metaphorical level (Kris has been using Noelle to freeze and kill the residents of the Cyber World, while Spamton has taken over Queen's Castle all on his own), on a literal level, it's far from the truth (Spamton NEO is dangling on strings without touching the floor, while Kris is on the ground).
- Joke Character: Two fake "Legion of Stationery" memes, Yapenote and Gunnote .
- Knight of Cerebus: Bowser is usually sung with a hammy and downright funny voice befitting his portrayal in the early RPG games as an evil but hilarious character. In the "Bowser's Fury" song however, his voice becomes downright demonic and terrifying and he sings about killing Mario and burning the world. Similarly, in "Adventure's End", Bowser, once again, sings about killing the Mario Bros. and changing the world through the power of his dreams.
- Lighter and Softer: "Prey" takes a much lighter tone to Starved's section than the original song, as Juno uses his usual Eggman voice instead of the deep, raspy voice he has in this universe. Starved's lyrics also center on referencing evil ham and "Hedgehog Stew", and the caption of Furnace successfully catching Sonic is "[HIS SNEAKY SCHEME IS WORKING]". It's also evident in Juno's artwork, which makes Starved look more human-like than in the "official" artwork, as he has his lips and nose in Juno's art, whereas in "official" artwork, his nose and lips are gone, and the red color of his skin looks more like Starved is either burnt or covered in blood rather than it being a result of his diet.
- Madness Mantra: The intro to "Vs. Apocalypse CURIE" gives off this vibe.O where will you go in the blinding flash, o what will you do in the rain of ashO what will you say to the rain of ash, o nothing after the blinding flash
- Multilingual Song: "Vs. 1010" has 1010 singing in both English and Korean at varying points, as a reference to their K-pop inspirations.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- Just like in the game, King Olly regrets his actions after finding out the writing on his body is the Origami Craftsman hoping for him to be a good king in his song.
- Also happens during Magolor's song, namely during the second part of his video, going from gloating about his powers, to realizing how badly he messed up putting on the Master Crown and begging Kirby to stop him.
- Mythology Gag:
- Both "Gang-Plank Galleon" and "Crocodile Cacophony" reference the cartoon by using the chorus of "K. Rool's Finest Hour", the former also referencing "Diddy Drop Rap" in the extended version.
- Not only does Juno do Dedede's anime accent well, but in "Roar of Dedede", the king even says "I need you monsters [the Beast Pack] to clobber that there Kirby!", a reference to a well known line from the anime ("I need a monster to clobber that there Kirby!").
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- Most "gangster"-type characters that hes voiced such as Popple and Tape use see as a Verbal Tic, much like Humphrey Bogart did.
- The non-glitched voice he provides for Spamton is a dead ringer for Gilbert Gottfried, to the point that Spamtons last minute cameo at the end of REAL SANS MEGALOVANIA (NOT CLICKBAIT!) #SANSSWEEP has him crying I cant believe it, I just cant believe it in nearly the same delivery Gottfried used in a similar line from Iago in Aladdin.
- NOT!: The snails first lines in "Bootlegger Boogie" include one of these.
- Nothing Is Scarier: As "Host Hoedown" progresses, the tone of the song goes from DJ Hallyboo punishing the player through the anti-piracy measures to outright death threats.Hallyboo: Chaos is order, fear is law, that's the rule of the circus. The game has served its purpose.
- Ominous Latin Chanting: "Battle with King Olly" contains ominous Latin chanting. "Terra, aqua, ignis, glaciēs! Invocō te in stultum complicāre!" This chant translates as "Earth, water, fire, ice! I invoke you to fold in the foolish one."
- Papa Wolf: Bowser is not happy that Scissors sliced up his son (which was never mentioned in the game), which he brings up to King Olly during the Stapler battle and the final showdown.Bowser: You cut up my kid! Even I'm not that mean!
- Politically Correct Villain: Bowser, as mentioned under Even Evil Has Standards, is a supporter of gay rights.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Mario Party DS Anti Piracy songs consist of these to those who pirated Mario Party DS.Unknown voice: You thought you could do what you want, because a pirate is free! Well, now you're facing down Anti-Piracy!
- Sanity Slippage: King Dedede throughout the Kirby and the Forgotten Land covers featuring him. In "Roar of Dedede", he has a mentality rather similar to Gorimondo. "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)" shows Dedede losing himself, referring to himself as the Beast Pack's puppet more often than as a king, and when "Masked and Wild: D.D.D." kicks in, he's reduced to a mindless beast hellbent on eating Kirby. Thankfully, it's all due to him being Brainwashed and Crazy; once he's beaten out of his feral state, he's back to being the friendly, heroic king we all know (albeit with his anime counterpart's accent, which Juno uses for his covers).
- Sdrawkcab Speech: Late in DJ Subatomic Supernova's song, after his helmet is broken and he produces a black hole, he starts speaking backwards for a while, and even the subtitles reflect this. When translated, his speech is a short astronomy lesson about black holes.
- Spiritual Successor: In an unintentional way, his Wood Man with Lyrics video could be one for Hyadain's Mega Man 2 Robot Master videos, as he hasn't done Air Man or Wood Man's videos, and Air Man's already known for a song about his difficulty.
- Shout-Out: There are quite a few.
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are...
- Popple and Rookie's song has a few modified lyrics of We Are Number One.
- In its song, Rubber Band declares it is The Greatest Showman.
- Hole Punch makes multiple references to music, such as Stayin' Alive, Holding Out For A Hero, I Will Survive, YMCA, the Electric Slide, and September. His video's endcard logo is also modeled after that of Saturday Night Fever.
- In the poorly Google translated version of the song, he asks Mario, "Since when did Miami have a king?", which is a reference to ZXMany's mod Book of Mario: King of Miami, in which the game's dialogue is also poorly Google translated.
- The endcard logo of Tape's video is modeled after that of The Godfather.
- Handaconda's song makes references to Trust in Me, Baby Got Back and Anaconda.
- Scissors cries "Omae wa mou shinderu!"note towards Mario. It ends the video by saying, "Once again, I have cut a worthless object!".
- The voice in the Mario Party DS Anti Piracy songs scolds the people who pirated the game for thinking they could "do what [they] want because a pirate is free".
- In the description of Fury Bowser's video:Description: If I Had a Nickel... for every game in which Bowser was covered in black paint and went berserk, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice.
- Juno's Antasma voice is modeled after Count von Count. He even does the Count's Signature Laugh, "Ah ah ah!"
- The chorus of Apocalypse CURIE's video ends with "WE ARE BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS!" This references Oppenheimer's famous quote about the first nuclear detonation (which in itself was a quotation from Bhagavad Gita), already partially quoted by CURIE in Pokémon Uranium proper.
- "Adventure's End" has Bowser quoting midway through a certain song from Pinocchio, and Luigi ends the song with the same quote.
- "Purple Comet", released on April Fools' Day, is about the buff Luigi seen in PeanutButterGamer's "HACKING Mario Galaxy!" video, which even uses PBG's lyrics during its chorus.
- "The Raging Lion Roars" has several references to The Lion King (1994), such as Leongar stating that "Everything light touches/Lies in the judgement of the animal king", and once Forgo takes control of Leon, he sings these lyrics from "Be Prepared" (Scar's Villain Song):Fecto Forgo: "With meticulous planning,/Tenacity spanning,/Decades of denial/To conquer the wild!"
- Suicide by Cop: Juno's adaptation of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" makes it more explicit that the Master Crown was controlling Magolor, but Magolor still had some free will left. And what was left of Magolor wants Kirby to end him.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Doopliss's song, after he accidentally drops a hint about a letter in his name:Doopliss: Umm...BACKSPACE! BACKSPACE! Forget I said that last sentence which contains a letter that is DEFINITELY not in my name! Yeah. Uh. Nailed it.
- Take That!:
- "The Rowdy Rusher, YAPE" is a dig at impatient fans harassing creators to get content out faster. It's a deliberately bad cover of Tape's theme that took a typo and made a gag character based on that. Yape is characterized as being extremely impatient and arrogant, and he points out that the lack of quality in the song is because "[He] thought you wanted Yape NOW?!"
- He made a joke video after his Bomb-Omb Battlefield cover was taken down that mocks the entire takedown, complete with a "legal friendly" remix of the theme being what is dubbed over.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Scissors is the only member of the Legion of Stationery that defeats Mario at the end of his song, although Mario does have a 1-Up Mushroom in hand. Everyone else gets "defeated" at the end of their respective songs.
- In "Prey", much like in the original version of Starved, Furnace successfully catches up to Sonic and kills him.
- To Be Continued: After "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)", the stinger reveals Lab Discovera, confirming that Leongar and possibly Fecto Forgo/Elfilis are planned on being covered.
- Translation Train Wreck: For April Fools' Day, Juno released a video entitled "The Disco Devil, Hole Punch, but it's poorly Google translated" and the video is very true to its name. Notably, "Hail the Origami King" got simplified by the translation tool and came out as "Respect origami", and Hole Punch's name and title are mangled into "The Bad Disco: Exercise".
- Vampire Vords: Juno takes the opportunity to give Antasma the typical vampiric Eastern European accent, based on Antasma's tendency to replace w's with v's in the original game.
- Verbal Tic: "BIG SHOT" interprets Spamton's bracketed words as being said in a different voice. His "default" is high-pitched, but he will often slip in to a deeper voice commonly seen from salesmen.
- Victory Fake Out:
Tape: 'EY! WHO TOLD YOU TO ROLL CREDITS?! What? You think I'm tacky?! Ya think I'm some kinda pointy thingy, here for your amusement? DAT'S IT! HERE'S YOUR TACKY! I GOT YA TACKY RIGHT HERE! If DAT'S how ya want it, I might as well "dispense" wit' da pleasantries! Time to seal da deal!
- Just like with their fight, we get one between the second and third verses of Tape's song, where it bursts through the end card and wheels it away before resuming the fight.
- Juno manages to incorporate the snail's own one into "Bootlegger Boogie".
- Villain Song: All of the Legion of Stationery songs are this. Additionally, he has done covers featuring Grima, King K Rool (and Kaptain K Rool), Bowser Jr, King Dedede (as a boss), Popple & Rookie, Elder Princess Shroob, Antasma, Lif, the Whomp King, Red, Spamton, Zardy, CURIE, Tabi and Gorimondo.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Played for Laughs at the end of "The Disco Devil, Hole Punch" song, when Paper Mario ends the fight by ripping off the rubber casing of Hole Punch.Hole Punch: OW! No, seriously, OW! What kind of square pantses a guy in the middle of a crowd of faceless Toads? That is the OPPOSITE of funky fresh!
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Heavy Drone B-33, albeit haywire, just wants to protect the core, as in its programming, if the honey production is halted, bees will be negatively affected.
- A Wild Rapper Appears!: In "Vs. 1010", Neon J performs a short rap verse when he first appears early in the song (at the start of his band's second phase). The last part of the song (corresponding to the final phase) has him perform another verse that starts out as a rap, but gradually includes more singing.
- You Wanna Get Sued?: In the "Spiral Mountain" cover, Kazooie refuses to let Banjo reference Nuts & Bolts since she doesn't think they can promote "the M-word" in a Nintendo game.