Meet Ridiculously Average Guy Ryan Peters, aka white rapper Spose from Maine with more than a ridiculous amount of talent. Known for the theme song of Canadian TV show "Mr. D" and underground hit, "I'm Awesome". Also known for doing an album based around Outkast samples and for being/referencing his status as The Stoner and Nice Guy.
Spose provides examples of tropes such as:
- Added Alliterative Appeal: He has a song where every. Single. Word. Starts. With. R. It's as impressive as it sounds.
- Gosh Darn It to Heck!: His song "Gee Wilikers", subverts this.Gee Willikers, fuck that shit, I bet he doesn't know any black kids.
- Hollywood Dateless: Apparantly girls are repulsed by him, he says in the song "I'm Awesome" and says he's as nervous as his cat "Old Dirty Curtis".
- Informed Poverty: Despite having a hit song, he claims he still can't afford Subway and prefers Mc Donald's.
- Lovable Coward: In the song "I'm Awesome", he says that he will run away from a brawl. He might also be a Miles Gloriosus because he is the "most obnoxious guest up at the sausage fest" in the same song.
- Piss-Take Rap: Ryan makes fun of his status as a white rapper, who are often perceived as less than adept rappers.
- Plagiarism in Fiction: He jokes that if you enjoy his lyrics, it's probably because they were written by his little sister.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He says his "pants sag low even thought that went out of style like 10 years ago".
- Self-Deprecation: The whole idea behind "I'm Awesome" is to mock the Boastful Rap formula popular since the dawn of Hip Hop practically... while mocking himself.
"I got a list, here's the order of my list that it's in..."
- In "Blow My Candle Out", he has a "list" sequence just like in Eminem's "Till I Collapse".
- "Alternative Radio" is one long love song to the genre, complete with an Affectionate Parody musical and lyrical style. Noting some of the many shout-outs:
- The Slacker: in "The King of Maine" he says he slacks off and watches porn. The introduction to one says, "Guess who's back off the couch?"
- X Meets Y: In universe, Executive Meddling wants him to be like "3oh3, Flo Rida, mixed with B.O.B." in his song.. well, "Pop Song" but he is Doing It for the Art and he invokes the Be Yourself trope.