Bart Baker is a Youtube channel started in 2007 and run by, well, a guy called Bart Baker. The channel's content largely consists of parodies of popular music videos directed by Bart, who later started acting in them. These typically mimic the original video in terms of content and outfits worn by the performers, but expect these to be criticized, often by the performers themselves, along with unsavory elements of their personal behavior.
The channel can be found here
This channel's content contains instances of the following:
- Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: Bart cares more about the lyrics being funny than he does about them fitting the meter of the song.Miley Cyrus: I ruined a bea-TI-ful song"Off-screen voice in Anaconda: This video is pretty MUCH just a bunch OF BIG BUTTSTaylor Swift: To be queen of coun-TRYAriana Grande: This vi-DE-o is the ul-TI-mate nerd fanta-SY
- Several from the "Nø" parody, includingMeghan Trainor: E-ve-ry-THING about THIS is NOMeghan Trainor: QUIT hitting ON me jerks I said NOJanitor: YOU're going TO slip!Backup dancer: But THAT sounds ar-ro-GANTMeghan Trainor: POS-i-TIVE BO-dy i-MAGE for o-VER-weight GIRLS
- Several from the "Nø" parody, including
- Affectionate Parody: Most of Baker's videos are pretty harsh but his version of "Uptown Funk" lampoons Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Michael Jackson without being too vicious.
- Anything but That!: Towards the end of the "Animals" parody, Adam Levine's Maroon 5 bandmates subject him to his own voice after tying him up by his hands.Maroon 5: We wont kill you, but you might, want to commit suicide, after what we have in mind!
Adam Levine: No! No! No!
Maroon 5: And now its time that we give, you a taste of your own medicine, by making your ass listen to your own voice! (one of the bandmates turns on a boombox)
Adam Levine: (screaming after the first lines of the "Animals" parody plays)
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "22", Taylor Swift kidnaps her exes, removes Harry's face, chains them up, beats them with a bat, buries them in sand, and waves a gun and knife at them. What really convinces the exes that she's crazy? Her favorite movie is Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail.
- Ascended Extra: After his cameo in Bart's video, Ron Jeremy made his own parody of "Wrecking Ball".
- Asshole Victim: In the "Blurred Lines" parody Robin Thicke is knocked out and (presumably) raped by the father of one of the women he knocked up after blatantly singing about how he molests women.
- Attention Whore: Multiple artists are portrayed as this.
- Made obvious for "Applause", where Madonna says she "was the first attention whore".
- Ariana Grande sets an obvious example as well, even down to becoming a crossdresser and claiming that she was going to have a sex change, in order to receive the same public reaction that Caitlyn Jenner received after the sex change that Bruce Jenner had.
- Auto-Tune: This is rather conspicuous for such professionally made parodies, but in many cases Bart has to sing as female artists and it's very clear that it's autotuned and nothing like the original song, which can be distracting.
- Ax-Crazy: Taylor Swift is this in most parodies of her songs as well as in the "Kiss You" parody.
- Bestiality Is Depraved:
- PSY is apparently really into horses, if the Gangnam Style parody's to be believed.
- Pharrell claims that he wants to have sex with a goat in the "Blurred Lines" parody. He later gets arrested for it, after a representative for PETA tipped off the police.
- Berserk Button: Beck has one that gets pushed when Kanye West says he is not a real artist. Then Kanye gets pushed when Beck yells at him. Which causes Kanye to punch Paul McCartney's nurse in the face, making Paul suddenly aware that he has been drugged to be in the video. He then, literally, goes berserk and hits Rihanna and Kanye in the face with a guitar. He then (possibly) beats them to death with it.
- Blackface: Bart abuses it to play Kanye West in the "Bound 2" parody.
- The girls in the "Wrecking Ball" parody, by Miley Cyrus into being like her.
- Paul McCartney was drugged to be in the FourFiveSeconds video.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this in the "Lips Are Movin" parody, both by showing the video as behind-the-scenes like the original, and by having people referring to Meghan Trainor (played by Bart) as "Bart" rather than "Meghan"
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: In "Booty", we have the "Illuminatti of Booty" composed by Iggy Azalea (Blonde), J-Lo (Brunette) and Nicki Minaj (Redhead... or wearing her pink wig).
- Brown Note: Adam Levine's voice in "Sugar" is so high-pitched, it causes glass to break, people to have sickness and diarrhea, and eventually exploding heads.
- The Cameo:
- Many popular YouTube stars and personalities from Vine, such as Markiplier, Shane Dawson, Nash Grier, Jack Douglass and Cameron Dallas.
- Steve-O appears at one point in the "Wrecking Ball" parody to eat a condom. Ron Jeremy also mistakes it for a porn shoot.
- In true Stan Lee fashion, Stan Lee does one for the "Elastic Heart" parody, wanting to turn Sia into a superhero movie.
- Joan Rivers appears as a fashion-police officer in "Happy" because of Pharrell's giant hat.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In the "Dark Horse" parody, one of the Egyptians who throws water at Katy Perry managed to stop her at the end.
- Comically Missing the Point: In "Love Yourself", Ed Sheeran gets annoyed with Justin Bieber because the song is neither about "being in love with yourself" or even about Selena Gomez at all.
- Companion Cube: Taylor Swift dates a mannequin in the "Style" parody.
- Crossdresser: Bart, whenever he's parodying something from a female artist. Typically results in Fan Disservice. Exceptions so far include Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj. These artists are portrayed by rather close lookalikes.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: In the "Problem" video, one of the backup dancers calls out Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey for starting a high-note Loud of War in the middle of the song.
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: After shooting himself in the head during the "Bound 2" parody, Kanye West ends up in Heaven, much to the surprise of God and Jesus. It doesn't take long for God to banish him to Hell however.
- Dope Slap:
- A model covered in blood gives Adam Levine one in "Animals" because the animal blood was thrown onto them both without her consent.
- Given by T.I. to Robin Thicke after the latter hashtags his name one too many times.
- Don't Explain the Joke: In the "Uptown Funk" parody, Baker (in character as Bruno Mars) sings that his "damn nose is bloody" and immediately asides into the camera, "from the blow", in case anyone hadn't worked it out.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Averted in the "Worth It" parody. The members of Fifth Harmony abuse men both physically and sexually throughout the video, only to get faced with a lawsuit from all of their victims. By that point, though, the girls had lost all of their money in the stock market, so there was no point in suing them.
- Dreadful Musician: In "We Are One" Jennifer Lopez plays the vuvuzela and causes anyone who hasn't covered their ears' heads to explode. Of course, this is because she played it with her ass.
- Driven to Suicide: Many times.
- A fish and the two guys in Lorde's "Royals" hanged themselves because the video was too boring.Director: God damnit! Cut! It's the fifth pair of guys who killed themselves before you finish this boring video.
- Grover does this because of listening to "Hangover" by PSY and Snoop Dogg.Grover: Somebody cut me down when this awful song's over!
- A fish and the two guys in Lorde's "Royals" hanged themselves because the video was too boring.
- Driving a Desk: Justin Bieber and his dad do this in the "Confident" parody. The effect doesn't work that well
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Played for Laughs with how Mark Ronson is portrayed in the "Uptown Funk" parody.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Bart Baker's older parodies are about unrelated subjects ("My Moment" became a song about drugs), contained excessive amounts of gross-out humor, and typically didn't star Bart, instead starring Jet Set Hudson or old men in bikinis.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The end of "Best Song Ever" parody.
- Easily Forgiven: Invoked in "Sorry", where Justin Bieber thinks that he can be a Jerkass as long as he expresses regret.
- Everybody Smokes: In "Closer", The Chainsmokers and Halsey smoke and smoke and smoke (sometimes putting about two or three in their mouth at once), to the point of a doctor telling them they've developed lung cancer.
- Extreme Omnivore: Miley Cyrus is portrayed as this, licking and chewing all manner of things in the parodies.
- Fan Disservice: Some of Bart's parodies contains this.
- Fingore: Averted. The shot of someone faking cutting their fingers off in the "We Can't Stop" music video is not replicated in Bart's parody of it.
- Flat "What": Bart does this after reading a comment from a Directioner that starts off like a typical rage comment but then proceeds to trail off into "not vai not their babies .."
- Fleeting Demographic: The "As Long As You Love Me" parody is about Justin Bieber losing his fanbase to One Direction.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: In the "Bitch I'm Madonna" parody, it is shown that Madonna is acting immature because she switched brains with one of the girls who appear in the beginning of the video.
- Gag Boobs: Katy Perry is shown with these in the final scene of the "Dark Horse" parody.
- Greek Chorus: Rihanna plays this part in "This Is What You Came For" by narrating all the conflict between Calvin and Taylor up until they break up.
- Groin Attack:
- In the "Blurred Lines" parody, Thicke ends up at the receiving end of this twice. Once by a woman and the other a woman who was impregnated by Thicke. The hashtag #Nutshot appears whenever this occurs.
- One of the first scenes in the "Worth It" parody includes Fifth Harmony members punching the two male office workers' groins.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Big Sean is portrayed as having one, pulling out a gun and shooting the camera to end the parody. In the "Problem" video, the cameraman zooming in on his mouth set him off, while people doing the ice bucket challenge pissed him off in the "Break Free" parody.
- #HashtagForLaughs: The Blurred Lines parody featured a few, mocking the #Thicke and #BlurredLines hashtags randomly popping out in the original video. In the parody we see #Douchebag, #Creep, and #NutShot, to name just three (they make sense in context). It gets to the point that a hashtag cop appears, threatening with arresting Thicke for hashtag abuse.
- Hope Spot: Taylor Swift seems to be finally exorcised at the end of the "Blank Space" parody. She gives a red-eyed grin at the end, however, cleverly mimicking Swift's smile at the end of the original music video.
- Hot-Blooded: Big Sean in the two Ariana Grande videos ends up being fed up and shoots the camera.
- Humiliation Conga:
- In "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke learns he's a baby daddy before getting kicked in the nuts, then almost gets shot by a hashtag police office, and is knocked out by the pregnant girl's father. Then is implied to have been raped by him while unconscious.
- Pharrell in "Happy" gets sued by Prozac for killing sales with his song, is arrested by the fashion police for his hat, discovers from his doctor that he's shrinking rapidly and cannot be cured, and then disappears within seconds out of existence.
- Hypocrite: Lorde spends all of the "Royals" song complaining about rich people and materialism, only for her requesting jewels and her private jet to Barbados to relieve supposed "stress", while she's carried away by her bodyguard.
- All the artist insult themselves constantly and then when someone else insults them they either get extremely angry or physically attack them.
- It's All About Me:
- Adam Levine in "Animals" and "Sugar".
- Ariana Grande throughout her songs.
- Jerkass: Many of the parodies make exaggerated portrayals of the singers as this For the Lulz and Rule of Funny. Notable examples include:
- Ariana Grande being an Alpha Bitch to The Weeknd, to her former co-stars Victoria Justice and Jennette McCurdy and breaking a Paparazzi's camera for taking a photo of the right side of her face, and hoping that her fans die (at least that's what the rumors say).
- Meghan Trainor is a Green-Eyed Monster who bashes thin women, is a hypocrite about her body size, and claims all men in general are liars, to the point of ruining a man's life at Christmas because she gave his son an HP Tablet, making his wife want a divorce.
- Taylor Swift is this and also crosses to Ax-Crazy, Cute and Psycho, Yandere and even being Satan herself.
- Large Ham: Sam Macaroni. Hammiest moments include:
- "HOW THE HELL ARE YOU SO GODDAMN SLOW?!" from the "Fancy" parody
- "I'M DAMN SICK OF ADAM'S ATTITUDE!" from the "Animals" parody
- "NOBODY FUCKS WITH THE MUPPETS!" from the "Can't Remember To Forget You" parody.
- Everyone in a Bart Baker video's acting is at least a little over-the-top. Because it's funnier that way.
- Lens Flare: Bart (as Tom Hanks) calls attention to this in one shot of the "I Really Like You" parody.
- Loud of War: In the "Problem" parody, Ariana Grande gets into one with Mariah Carey; however, one of the backup dancers immediately stops it.Mariah Carey: I can sing higher!
Ariana Grande: Oh, yeah? Prove it, grandma!
Mariah: (sings a high note)
Ariana: (retaliates with a high note of her own)
(Mariah and Ariana continue with high notes while the backup dancers cover their ears)
Male Backup Dancer: STOP!!! Both of y'alls voices are way too high and annoying as fuck! So would you please shut the Hell up before you blow everyone's eardrums out?! Damn!! (walks off the set)
(Ariana starts crying while Mariah walks off the set)
- Made of Plasticine: In the "Side to Side" parody Ariana Grande gets severely injured just from having sex. She sustains a black eye, broken legs, and a fractured spine. Finally, she has to have her legs amputated.
- Manchild: Avril Lavigne, as hinted in the "Hello Kitty" parody.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Bart Baker himself is one. In the "Hair" parody he does Sean Paul, Simon Cowell (with an atrocious "British" accent), all the cops, and Jesy.
- He plays Jacob Sartorius and Jacob's father in "Sweatshirt"
- In the "Ain't Your Mama" parody he plays all the men's singing voices. During the video there's a conversation between two men and they sound like different people.
- This is pretty much the norm for Bart Baker videos.
- Mundane Made Awesome: The parody of Gangnam Style is pretty much Psy describing everything he does while swinging a sausage wrapped in a condom.
- Narcissist: Ariana Grande is portrayed as a "Stuck-Up Princess" who is constantly fighting with others:
- With Mariah Carey in "Problem" by calling her "Grandma" a
- With Katy Perry (in "Break Free" when Katy accuses her of stealing her beat of "Teenage Dream" and her "Boob shooting" move, to which Ariana replies by being a jerk).
- With both Victoria Justice and Jennette McCurdy (in "Love Me Harder" when the two accuse her of her being the reason their shows got axed). Victoria and Jennette later take advantage of Ariana's narcissism by taking a photo of the right side of her face, which she always forbids to anyone to take pictures of.
- The "Applause" parody mentions the song makes Lady Gaga seem this.
- Nice Hat: Pharrell wears a rather oversized one in the "Happy" parody
- Only Sane Man: One of these will sometimes show up in a video:
Teacher: This is why they tell kids to go to college!
- T.I. in "Blurred Lines" wants to know why he's actually in the video, and what's up with Pharell's outfit.
- Miley's ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth in "We Can't Stop" tries to get her to behave, and declares the party taking place "softcore internet porn".
- Juicy J in the "Dark Horse" parody. He believes the only reason he went along with Katy Perry was because he was drugged.
- The teacher in "Fancy". He points out that there isn't an ocean between LA and Tokyo.
Santa: Meghan, it's not fair to say that all men lie, lie, lie, some are naughty, some are nice.
- Santa Claus in "Lips Are Movin"
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Bart Baker cannot do accents to save his life. Essentially every time that a non-American character is depicted, their accent, which is already garbage, fades in and out through their lines.
- Nick Crompton in Its Everyday Bro switches from an abysmal English accent (he calls himself domb instead of dumb) to a rather obviously American accent for his final line, My jacket and pants guarantee I get no pussy!
- Papa Wolf: The "Blurred Lines" parody ends with Thicke being confronted by the furious father of a woman he impregnated against her will. Thicke then gets slugged by the guy, and it's implied that he was raped by him while he was unconscious.
Father (on Nasri's first attempt): Crappy fake reggae one hit wonders aren't my daughter's type, get the hell away from my house psycho!Father (on Nasri's second attempt): If you come back, I will fill you full of lead!
- The "Rude" parody has the Girlfriend's father be this throughout the video towards Nasri Atweh, ranging from "keep away" to "I WILL SHOOT YOU."
- The Peeping Tom: Snoop Dogg in the "Wiggle" parody.Jason Derulo: Snoop, quit spying on all the young girls' butts.Snoop: But I'm a pervizzle.
- Product Placement: Mocked relentlessly in the "Lips Are Movin" parody, in reference to Trainor's video featuring HP tablets several times. The jokes are arguably deserved, since behind-the-scenes for the music video explicitly stated that the tablets were there purely to fund the video.
- "Tom Hanks" believes the music video for "I Really Like You" is pure product placement with everthing being around and about him.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Taylor swift to all of her exes.
- Reality Ensues: In his "Gentleman" parody, Bart!Psy's rude, creepy antics are treated as they would in real life, with disgust and annoyance. He also almost gets arrested at the end, if not for the fact that he explains that he's a "super creepy Asian man".
- Cop: Oh! Why didn't you say so?!(everyone starts dancing with Bart!Psy, including all the people he bothered)
- Rule of Funny: Meghan Trainor's double chin returns in the "Lips Are Movin" parody, despite the "All About That Bass" parody ending with Meghan working out to continue being successful. This trope is even more evident when you watch the BTS for both parodies; Bart hates wearing the chin, but he still brought it back.
- Running Gag: In the "Little Things", "Kiss You" and "Best Song Ever" parodies has Niall claim that he plays guitar
- Sassy Black Woman: One appears at the end of the "Hello Kitty" parody to stop Avril Lavigne from finishing her rap song that was rife with Unfortunate Implications.
- Self-Deprecation: He disses his own channel and parodies explicitly while in character as Taylor Swift in the "Blank Space" parody. Taylor even wants to destroy him for the mean parodies, apparently, even though she stole the plot of the video from his parodies. Which becomes a Mind Screw because it's a parody she says it in.
- After writing Silento down as a "one-hit wonder", Soulja Boy proudly calls himself one (even though he wasn't one).
- Sequel Hook: Every Taylor Swift parody since the revelation that she is Satan leaves the possibility of her return, since there's future parody potential once she makes new songs.
- Shout-Out: The "Blank Space" parody turns into a parody of The Exorcist in the ending.
- Spiritual Successor: Bart made a video of funny comments for the "Scream and Shout" parody. He only ever did this once, however he now does "Butthurt Comments" videos with effectively the same sort of format, focusing exclusively on the more over-the-top hate comments.
- Spoofed the Ironic Film Seriously: His parodies of Psy's "Gentleman" and Macklemore's "Thrist Shop". The original songs were not mean to be serious.
- The entire "Pour It Up" parody.
- The parodies of Miley Cyrus songs are full of this as well.
- Stalker with a Crush: Nasri Atweh (lead singer of MAGIC!) is portrayed as this in the "Rude" parody.
- Also, Carly Rae Jepsen in the "Call Me Maybe" parody.
- The Stoner: Snoop Dogg.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: "Gay-Baker You know what!!!!!..........."
- Take Over the World: Apparently this is both Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga's goal.
- Take That!: Bart's parodies are full of these.
- Take That, Critics!: Played straight with Butthurt Comments, which takes a look at the top 5 biggest Hate Dumb comments on his videos.
- Teeny Weenie:
Louis: Oops, I let your little thing slip out of my mouth. I'm sorry.
- Thicke gets accused of this, with a girl claiming that any guy who says he has "a big D" actually has a small penis and sexually transmitted diseases.
- One Direction admit to it in "Little Things"
Harry: No don't be, it's tiny.
Louis: Hey, same with me!
Zayn: And me!
Niall: And me!
Liam: And me!
All: We all have little things.
- Toilet Humor:
Yes! This will be GREAT for business!!
- Wrecking Ball has Miley licking a toilet plunger.
- Booty has a lot of fart jokes and the stinger shows that a plumber is happy by the "Illuminatti of Booty" are going to keep the Music charts shitty.
- Too Dumb to Live: In the "What Do You Mean" parody, Justin Bieber is extremely stupid: he doesn't know what things like his own arms are, thinks he is blind when his eyes are closed, etc.
- The Unintelligible: Jet Set Hudson's songs ("Sexy and I'm Homeless", "Fat Hungry Bitch", "Super Fake", "Tranny Minaj in I'm a Stupid Hoe") can turn into this, especially when he raps fast. You have to watch "Super Fake" and "Stupid Hoe" multiple times to make out some lyrics.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens a lot in his videos.
- In his "Friday" parody, Roberta and Shrimp Guy do this in the second half of the video.
- Also happens in his "Hot Problems" parody. "And help us vomit to make us feel good inside!"
- Macklemore pukes all over his shoes in the "Thrift Shop" parody.
- Justin Bieber does this throughout his "As Long As You Love Me" parody.
- In "Sugar", the Asian groom and all the guests puke on camera.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: Psy and Snoop Dogg end up in this in the "Hangover" paordySnoop: Hey where'd I get this ring?
Psy: Hey I have one too, we must have married this morning. Who's that kid, who's that kid, who's that kid?
Snoop: Oh shit he is adopted!
Psy: I'm tatted.
Snoop: I'm tatted.
Psy: Goddamnit, I wonder what else we did!
- They also made a gay porno
- Who Writes This Crap?!:
Zayn: Who is directing this shit?!
- Played for Laughs in the "Kiss You" parody.
Robin Thicke: Who wrote this concept? / Nothing happening / makes any damn sense
- Also in the "Blurred Lines" parody":
Pharrell: (to one of the models) There's a car on your butt!
The model does an "O" face after realizing Pharrell was telling the truth.
- Your Head A-Splode:
- During the third verse of the "Sugar" parody
- In We Are One parody, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez die that way