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"Roses" was a song from Outkast's 2003 album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which was made into a music video directed by Bryan Barber.


The video features examples of:

  • Anachronism Stew: The video appears to be set in the 50's or 60's, but Big Boi mentions an ATM machine and AIDS tests in his rap.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Caroline, according to the song.
  • Bull Seeing Red: Invoked by a scene where Andre B. uses a cape to taunt a fake bull.
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  • Camp Straight: Kat Williams's character.
  • Dean Bitterman: The principal, played by Kevin McDonald. "Who wants to take me on next?"
  • Driving a Desk: Occurring behind Caroline when she's somehow on stage.
  • Genre Roulette: The musical, "The Love Below" features a street scene, a classroom scene, a bullfight, an astronaut on Mars, a car crash, and the Wicked Witch of the West.
  • Gold Digger: Caroline is implied to be this by Big Boi's rap.
  • Jerk Jock: Freddy Floater (Big Boi), described as "Team Captain", "Most Athletic" and the class bully.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: All about Caroline.
  • The '60s: The yearbook is stated to be from 1964 and most of the video is stylistically similar to fashions of that period.
  • Storybook Opening: Played with. The yearbook isn't closed, but a person is asleep on the page that says, "The End."
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  • Unusual Euphemism: "Which one of you Speakerboxxxes hit me in The Love Below?"
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Normally Big Boi's appearance would be expected. However, this is the only song on Andre B.'s half of the album where he appears.
  • Witch with a Capital B: Not only does the video refer to Caroline as a "witch", it also features "Learn to divide, witch!" on the blackboard, plus a cameo by the Wicked Witch of the West.
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