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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

In 2019, Bart decided to quit YouTube due to the rampant demonetization. After receiving an offer from a Chinese video-making company, he started making music videos on a Chinese video-sharing site. However, on August 29, 2021, Bart uploaded a video about returning to YouTube, and talks about investing on cryptocurrency, and plans on doing three to four parodies a year. This is then followed by a music video called Polydoge.

This channel's content contains instances of the following:

  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle:
    • 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 BUTTS
      Taylor Swift: To be queen of coun-TRY
      Ariana Grande: This vi-DE-o is the ul-TI-mate nerd fanta-SY
    • Several from the "NO" parody, including:
      Meghan Trainor: E-ve-ry-THING about THIS is NO
      Meghan Trainor: QUIT hitting ON me jerks I said NO
      Janitor: YOU're going TO slip!
      Backup dancer: But THAT sounds ar-ro-GANT
      Meghan Trainor: POS-i-TIVE BO-dy i-MAGE for o-VER-weight GIRLS
  • 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.
    • His parody of The Weeknd's "I Can't Feel My Face" spends a good part of the first verse saying that the song is really good. The parody doesn't make fun of The Weeknd himself at all, just of what the meaning of the song is supposed to be.
  • All Just a Dream: The "Wildest Dreams" parody is revealed to be a dream that Taylor Swift was having.
  • All There in the Manual: While Shawn Mendes' ex isn't mentioned by name, it can be inferred that it's Lily. Why? Because that's the name of Harry Potter's daughter, who shows up to beat him up too for dumping her.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Exaggerated, The Weeknd cuts off all his limbs with a neon cross in the "Starboy" parody and demands Daft Punk to decapitate him.
  • 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 won't kill you, but you might, want to commit suicide, after what we have in mind!
    Adam Levine: No! No! No!
    Maroon 5: And now it’s 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".
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign:
    • Whenever an artist sings in another language, Bart does attempt to do them justice and sing their part in the correct language. Unfortunately (but understandably), he just throws the English lyrics he wrote for the artist into Google Translate, and tries his best to sound the words out. The result is usually unintelligible.
    • Brazilian commentators were upset that Bart used Gratuitous Spanish instead of Gratuitous Portuguese for Claudia Leitte. Turns out he did use Portuguese, but his pronunciation was so far-removed from correct (and ironically, closer to Spanish) that they couldn't even tell.
      Claudia: Homem? Mulher? Errado, um travesti. Se você vier ao Brasil, você morrerá. Por que estou aqui? I'm o único astro brasileiro burro o suficiente para trabalhar com esses idiotas. translation
    • Spanish is often said to be said more phonetically than Portuguese, so it makes sense that reading the words without a clue how they're actually said would sound Spanish. In particular, his pronunciation of "mulher" and "trabalhar" sound very close to the Spanish version, "mujer" and "trabajar".
  • 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.
  • Ass Shove: In the "Worth It" parody, Camilla shoves a golf club into of the mens' ass. He brings this up when he and the other victims of Fifth Harmony's abuse come to sue them.
  • 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.
    • It originally made more sense to be so heavily autotuned, as he used to play up the crap factor of his parodies (once he did it literally in "Anus") or he was parodying Rebecca Black who was notorious for overuse of Auto-Tune.
    • In some cases it's simply for humorous purposes.
    • He still auto-tunes his voice heavily in his new Chinese videos. Maybe he just isn't a good singer.
  • Ax-Crazy: Taylor Swift is this in most parodies of her songs as well as in the "Kiss You" parody.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In the "Stitches" parody, he pleads for someone to save him from John Cena, which he the form of Kylo Ren, who has also shown up to beat him up.
  • 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.
  • Big "OMG!": When Jesus shows up to rescue Taylor's exes, they all react with an "OMG it's Jesus!".
  • Blackface:
    • Bart abuses it to play Kanye West in the "Bound 2" parody.
    • He avoids it in the "Juju on that Beat" parody, by making a framing device of the video that the parody is a remake sanctioned by Donald Trump to get more "urban votes," done in "the Trump way" (with all white people), playing (black) Zay Hilfigerrr as his normal, pasty white self.
  • Brainwashed:
    • 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. He also appears at the end of the "Hotline Bling" parody as a call center receptionist.
    • In true Stan Lee fashion, Stan Lee does one for the "Elastic Heart" parody, wanting to turn Sia into a superhero movie.
    • Jake Paul plays Niall from One Direction in several parodies... only to be parodied by Bart when he decided to make his own music.
    • Joan Rivers appears as a fashion-police officer in "Happy" because of Pharrell's giant hat.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In the "Dark Horse" parody, the Egyptian who throws water at Katy Perry manages 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.
  • Deconstructed Trope: 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)
  • Deus ex Machina: Inoked in the "22 parody; Jake Gyllenhaal texts Jesus to help rescue him and Taylor's exes from being sacrificed by Taylor, and shows up in the nick of time. Apparently Jesus likes all of Jake's posts and Jake follows Jesus on Twitter.
  • 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.
  • Dirty Old Man:
    • A staple of Bart's earlier parodies, before he shifted direction to effectively making self-aware versions of music videos as his parody style.
    • Jet Set Hudson did several of Bart's early parodies, and was the first actor to be Nicki Minaj in a parody.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the "Focus" parody, Donald Trump attempts to get Ariana Grande deported to Mexico when she calls Americans gross and disgusting for eating doughnuts.
  • 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!
  • 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 Knew Already: In the "22" parody, Taylor confesses to her captive exes that she's Satan. But since she had already told them that in the "I Knew You Were Trouble" parody, they respond with an irritated "Yeah we knew!"
  • 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.
    • Especially if he's parodying something from Miley Cyrus.
    • The parody of "California Gurls" featured an old man in a bra and swimming trunks.
    • His parody of Anaconda features people being disgusted with Minaj's big ass.
  • 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.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the "What Do You Mean?" parody, shortly before he's kidnapped, Justin Beiber mentions that all the singles on his new CD are going to be questions, while holding the CD in his hand. While it's a bit blurry, we can make out that the titles for his singles include:
    Where Are U Now?
    Why Are You Mean?
    Why Am I Here?
    What Did You Say?
    Am I A Panda?
    Eggs Are For Eating?
    What Are Poor People?
    and Does Tucking Make Me A Girl?
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: In "Uptown Funk", Mark Ronson is treated like an obnoxious dork who the others barely tolerate.
  • Get Out!: In the "Worth It" parody, Camilla interrupts the video to kick out Kid Ink when he attempts to sing his second verse, which is just a repeat of his first verse.
    Camilla: No Kid Ink! Bad Kid Ink! Your second verse is exactly the same as your first! What's the point?! Get your lazy ass out of here! (Kid Ink runs out) God!"
  • 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.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Psy and Snoop Dogg get some drinks in the "Hangover" parody to forget that they made a gay porno.
  • Ironic Name: Silento lampshades this in the "Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae" Parody. "Why in the hell is my name Silento? I'm the opposite, all I do is scream."
  • It's All About Me:
    • Adam Levine in "Animals" and "Sugar".
    • Ariana Grande throughout her songs.
    • Shawn Mendes tries to justify his selfish actions to the people that his ex sent to kick his ass by saying that what he got for himself makes him look badass. This does not fly with his attackers.
    • Most of Tessa Brooks' verse in the "It's Everyday Bro" parody are variations of her saying that her name is Tessa Brooks, with the exceptions being a line about how she raps about Panera and another about a bad smell coming a Jake's butt.
  • Jerkass: Many of the parodies make exaggerated portrayals of the singers as this For the Lulz and Rule of Funny. Notable examples include:
  • Karma Houdini: DJ Khaled receives zero consequences for eating the fleshes of Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper and Quavo.
  • 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.
  • Later-Installment Weirdness: His regular run of parodies ended with Bruno Mars's "Finesse" on 27th Jan 2018. After that he only released six videos in seven months. Three of them were mocking Logan and Jake Paul for their own recent scandals, one was a piece to camera explaining his difficulties in keeping the channel running, and one was a bizzarre "This is America" parody. His only conventional video was the "Fefe" parody on 24th August, which turned out to be the Series Finale as his channel was abandoned afterwards.
  • 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.
  • Mister Seahorse: In Gucci Mane's verse in the "Black Beatles" parody, he mentions that haters said that he had gotten so fat that he looked pregnant, only for it to turn out that he actually was pregnant and gave birth while in jail.
  • 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 a "Grandma".
    • 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.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Shawn Mendes spends most of the "Stitches" parody on the receiving end from the ones his ex sent to beat him up.
  • Not Hyperbole: In the beginning of the "Stitches" parody, Shawn Mendes calls his ex a "cold hearted witch", which seems to indicate how badly things deteriorated between them. Only it later turns out she actually is a witch, because she's Harry Potter's daughter.
  • Only Sane Man: One of these will sometimes show up in a video:
    • 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.
      Teacher: This is why they tell kids to go to college!
    • Santa Claus in "Lips Are Movin"
      Santa: Meghan, it's not fair to say that all men lie, lie, lie, some are naughty, some are nice.
  • 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 "It's 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!”
    • Averted for Sean Paul in "Hair".
  • 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.
    • 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."
      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 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.
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: In the "Black Beatles" parody, when Rae Sremmurd's producer Mike Will tells them to make a song about how they're the black Beatles, they dress up as and make a song about how they're black beetles since they've never heard of the band The Beatles.
  • 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 everything being around and about him.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Taylor Swift to all of her exes.
  • Race Lift:
    • Bart was also Kanye West in the now hidden "Bound", using Black Face.
    • He also plays as Rihanna in "Pour it Up".
    • And then there were the times he plays as Psy.
    • Bart plays Ne-Yo in his "Wiggle" parody.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Most of the "Stitches parody is spent on John Cena and Kylo Ren calling out Shawn Mendes for being a selfish prick to his ex-girlfriend while beating him up.
    Shawn Mendes: "What did I do to deserve this?"
    John Cena: "On her birthday you got her nothing you dick! Instead you got yourself this car!"
    Shawn Mendes: I needed to look more badass!
    John Cena: And that's why I'm kicking your ass!

    Kylo Ren: "remember, on this past Christmas day, you got her nothing you must pay! Instead you got that dumb jacket."
    Shawn Mendes: Hey I look badass in it!"
    Kylo Ren: (begins force choking Shawn) "How dare you be so selfish!"
  • 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 have 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.
    • Miley Cyrus twerks in the company of one for "We Can't Stop," and she calls Cyrus out on her racist "urban" act.
      Miley: With ma homegirls, shakin' ma fat ass
      Sassy Black Woman: We are not yo homegirls, and yo ass flat! I mean, come on, you a rich white chick! This whole urban act is obnoxious and racist.
  • 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.
  • Stylistic Suck: Sometimes, a video will end with one of the artists deciding to make a new song. These are inevitably terrible.
    • Avril Lavigne realizes that "dubstep J-pop's not hot" and her and her husband decide to produce a rap song:
      Avril: Fried chickeeen, fried chickeeen, fried chicken so finger lickin'!
    • After the success of Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk", the rest of One Direction decide to make their own "mature" song. As they are all manchildren in the Bart Baker universe, their lyrics sound like a 13 year old trying to describe "adult" actions:
      One Direction: We're four boys, bein' bad, gonna stay up late, gonna play grab ass. We got guns, drugs, and face tats. We're grown up, being bad!
    • Sean Paul tries to get out of being arrested at the end of "Hair" by singing. It doesn't work.
      Sean Paul: Sean Paul, so--me-go-so-den. I stuck-a your 'air to-a ma 'ead wid glue, now a look like I am twenty two, can I now be in-a dis vid wit you?
  • Spoofed the Ironic Film Seriously: His parodies of Psy's "Gentleman" and Macklemore's "Thrift Shop". The original songs were not mean to be serious.
  • Slut-Shaming:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • His "All About That Bass" parody combines this with "The Reason You Suck" Speech, calling out the song's Broken Aesop to the extreme.
    • His version of "Blurred Lines" is pretty vicious. Robin Thicke is a "creepy" "scumbag" "douchebag" "asshole" "bastard" who is implied to molest and rape women.
    • In the end of the "Worth It" parody, the girls lose all their money in the stock market.
      Camila: GOD DAMNIT! I told you guys we shouldn't have invested in Donald Trump! (screams)
  • 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:
    • Justin Bieber was hit by this until the "Love Yourself" parody came out.
    • 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":
      Louis: Oops, I let your little thing slip out of my mouth. I'm sorry.
      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:
    • 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.
      Yes! This will be GREAT for business!!
  • 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. At one point his own reflection has to remind him that he's Justin Bieber.
  • 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" parody. They also made a gay porno.
    Snoop: 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!
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Bart Baker cannot do an English accent to save his life, and his portrayal of any artist from the UK turns into this. Special note goes to Simon Cowell, as he appears in many parodies.
    • He also plays Lorde with the same bad English accent despite her being from New Zealand.
    • Thankfully, he usually only attempts accents for side characters. For the main artist he just sings in his normal voice. Which means that in the parody for Zayn's Pillowtalk, Zayn sounds American and the rest of One Direction sound "English".
    • Simon Cowell's accent actually sounds passable in the "Scream N Shout" parody. But he also doesn't sound like Bart Baker is voicing him. Britney Spears herself is singing in Bart's usual bad accent, but it's justified since real-life Britney is also American and sang the original song in a bad English accent.Also...
    Britney: When I'm on lots of drugs, I like to sound BriTISH, that's why I'm talking like this.
    Simon: You're not British, bitch!
  • Who Writes This Crap?!:
    • Played for Laughs in the "Kiss You" parody.
      Zayn: Who is directing this shit?!
    • Also in the "Blurred Lines" parody:
      Robin Thicke: Who wrote this concept? / Nothing happening / makes any damn sense
      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.
    • In the "Worth It" parody:
      Camila: I am the cutest in the group / And I got a smokin' hot body too / But our stylist has no clue / He dressed me in this unsexy suit, ew!
      Golf Man: It's because in this vid / You play Wall Street executives
      Camila: (frustrated) Who came up with that concept?!
      Golf Man: I don't know but it sure is stupid (gets hit by Camila with her golf club)
  • Your Head A-Splode:
    • During the third verse of the "Sugar" parody.
    • In the "We Are One" parody, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez die this way.


Adam's voice must be horrible

Though one must question how are Adam's bandmates immune to the effects of Adam's voice.

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