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Tripod are an Australian musical comedy trio founded by Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates) in 1997. They provide original songs and harmonies, strung together by comic banter.


Discography:

  • Box Set
  • Open Slather
  • Open Slather Special Christmas Edition feat. Tripod Live April 2000
  • Tripod tells the tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well)(VHS)
  • About An Hour of Song-In-An-Hour
  • About An Hour of Song-In-An-Hour ... Again
  • Fegh Maha
  • Middleborough Rd
  • Pod August Night (DVD)
  • Tripod tells the tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) (DVD)
  • Perfectly Good Songs (Mini Album)
  • Songs from Self Saucing
  • For The Love of God!: A Tripod Christmas Album
  • Live At Woodford (DVD)
  • Tripod Versus The Dragon
  • Men of Substance
  • Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (collaboration with Austin Wintory)
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Tropes found in Tripod's works:

  • Air Guitar: "Air Guitar" by Tripod and The Umbilical Brothers, a miming comedy duo, is all about how ridiculous it is for somebody to win an award for air guitar.
    "They're just jumping around in tight pants.
    "There's already a job where you do that.
  • Anti-Christmas Song: Most of the songs on For The Love Of God!
  • Antiquated Linguistics: The sleeve notes for "Songs from Self Saucing'' are written in this style.
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: "Suicide Bomber":
    They said
    "Aren't you the suicide bomber
    Who blew up the bus, last year?"
    I said "no," they punched me
    I said "Think logically"
    And they said "You think logically!"
    And I said
    "What?"
  • "Days of the Week" Song: Most likely a parody of Craig David's "7 Days" — it got cut off pretty quickly though:
    Met my baby on a Monday
    Dumped the body on a Tuesday
    Went to the movies on a Wednesday
    Went to the movies on a Thursday
    Went to the movies on a Friday—
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  • Embarrassing Tattoo: "If I Had A Tattoo" parodies this:
    If I had a tattoo
    I would get one of you
    Or at least of a generic woman's body
    Draw your head on with a texta
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Spoofed in "That French Song". The song sounds romantic to the girl listening to it, but the subtitles reveal that the song is really the most unromantic things you could think of, such as "I have a cluster of pimples on my back shaped like the Man on the Moon".
  • Genre Shift: Of sorts. The song "Underground" from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a very haunting ballad and sounds *nothing* like Tripod's usual lighthearted style.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: "Hot Girl in the Comic Shop" devolves into an debate about who would win a fight between Spider-Man and the Hulk.
  • Lyrical Dissonance:
    • "The Hot Dog Man is packing up..." Lampshaded in that as Tripod sing the song, in-character Gatesy is as unaware of the upcoming lyrical dissonance as the rest of us are, and reacts with increasing horror as the song turns sinister. And boy, does it turn sinister.
    • Also occurred in the song "Congo", which starts off as a serious song about the pointlessness of war, and while the lyrics stay depressing, Gatesy and Yon eventually turn it into an upbeat cheerful song, complete with cheerful dancing.
  • Meal Ticket: The girlfriend in "Old Money".
  • Noodle Implements: Tripod have a song explaining what happens when Mummy and Daddy love each other very much... basically Daddy installs a special sling from the ceiling, Mummy wears a pig mask and Daddy wears scuba gear, then they put on their favourite H.R. Pufnstuf video and it's apparently on for young and old. Who knew?
  • Nose Tapping: During the song "Justin", when they're trying to sing about Jesus without using either the name Jesus or any other word that could be connected to Christianity. Everytime they try to cover up something, Gatesy does this. Subverted when, near the end of the song, Scod complains that Gatesy is making fun of his huge nose, which Gatesy admits to.
  • Rockers Smash Guitars: Mocked by Tripod in one of their songs where they retell their big rock moment and ruin the effect by mentioning how they had it insured and told the audience to stand back.
  • Talent Show: How they got their start, kinda. They appeared on "Red Faces" (the "talent show" portion of variety show Hey Hey It's Saturday) and performed a piece consisting of three Oasis songs laid on top of each other. The effect was *glorious*.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: This is the ending "Suicide Bomber"—the falsely accused bomber is awaiting release after repeated torture, and is already planning to blow up a bus.


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