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  • Acceptable Targets: The overzealous antics of American government intelligencenote  in "Party in the CIA".
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Dan's smile as he poses with a family at the end of the "Skipper Dan" video; is it a heartwarming sign that he's accepted his life for what it is, or the most depressing example of a Stepford Smiler ever?
    • Is the protagonist of "Whatever You Like" a Jerkass cheapskate who refuses to do anything nice for his girlfriend, or is he a genuinely Nice Guy who is just trying to be a good partner while being low-income in a struggling economy? The song can be read both ways.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • By a day. Al released "TMZ" on Alpocalypse on June 21, 2011, which contains the lyrics "... it's getting to the point where a famous person can't/Even get a DUI or go on a racist rant" and "Seems that every single time a star decides to/Shave their head or ram their car into a tree/They're on TMZ." The day before, Ryan Dunn of Jackass had killed himself by getting drunk and plowing into a tree at high speed. The story was, naturally, on TMZ.
    • The video for "TMZ" depicts a celebrity being plagued by photos of her own behind getting spread everywhere. Scarlett Johansson would go through this for real.
    • "Ringtone" has a line about "folks with Ebola" hating Al's ringtone. This became much less funny after the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: "Party in the CIA" is often referred to as the unofficial theme song for Stan Smith.
  • Squick: From "Perform This Way":
    I'll wrap my small intestines round my neck / Set myself on fire on stage
  • Sweetness Aversion: "If That Isn't Love". Yes, it's supposed to be a spoof of these types of love songs, but one could argue that he spoofed them a little too well, and that the attempts at "twisted" humor (as well as the chorus implying that the narrator has absolutely no idea what love actually is) fail to offset the cheesiness of the chorus.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: "Ringtone" is about the then-popular practice of downloading ringtones, which declined in the 2010s due to consumers being able to make their own ringtones and due to it becoming a dated fad.
    • "Whatever You Like" dates itself to the Great Recession of the late 2000s.