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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Rebecca Black, the one that started it all, counts - but it pales against the response to "Time to Rock".
    • Twilight.
  • Acceptable Political Targets:
    • People who don't like the political figures getting the BLR treatment will remark that the Bad Lip Reading video isn't all that different from what they say in real life. Rick Santorum gets hit pretty bad, and BLR also seems really determined to make Rick Perry seem like even more of an idiot than he does in real life as well.
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    • BLR also jumped hard on the anti-Trump bandwagon. "Debate Night!" makes Trump seem like a lunatic who casually crushes babies' self-confidence, makes implied death threats against Hillary, and likes to eat chicken raw. "Cruz Talks Trump" is an even bigger example, being an extended "The Reason You Suck" Speech against Trump, with Cruz calling him a "cartoon of a human" and saying that if we elect him "we will have made a mistake." Not surprisingly, this extends to all of his loyalists if the response over "White House Press Briefing" (focusing on Sarah Huckabee Sanders) is any indication. Though anyone picking at the obvious bias hasn't seen "Hillary Stories" yet, which is just as unflattering as the last few times they've got Hillary Clinton. Really, everyone who gets the BLR treatment comes off looking pretty ridiculous.
  • Awesome Music: Any piece of music created by BLR is guaranteed to be this, thanks in no small part to the man behind Bad Lip Reading actually being in the music production industry. As one YouTube commenter put it, "I've noticed that BLR songs have an awkward tendency to be better than the originals."
    • "Rockin All Nite Long" actually sounds like a real pop song... Until Wiz Khalifa comes in.
      "I'm an alchemist, the beat is my base metal!"
    • "Gang Fight", "Everybody Poops" (subject matter aside), "Time To Rock", and "Dirty Spaceman" are around a million times catchier than their originals.
    • "Russian Unicorn". If being the first to be approved by Word of God doesn't count...
    • "Morning Dew"'s bizarre, goofy lyrics somehow cohere perfectly into insane badassery, as do "Dirty Spaceman"'s.
    • "Kicked Your Monkey." If Bad Lip Reading were to do a live performance, this song would be a showstopper.
    • "Eye of the Sparrow", short though it was. The last fifteen second reprise is epic.
    • That little foreign ditty in Shadow Pico was pretty awesome too.
    • BLR have returned to their musical roots with the extended version of "Carl Poppa" from "More Walking (And Talking) Dead" and "OBSIDIOTS: Live from District 11", and by including at least one musical number in each of their more recent videos.
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    • "I see one wittle wee-wee, yeah, every mouse has a weenie! (In AMERICA!) If we could catch a little mouse, man, then we could see some little feet, too! (Little Mousy FEET!)"
    • The short, but incredibly catchy "Watch Out Rinaldo!" sung by Floyd Mayweather.
    • "Sample of My Pasta" proved surprisingly popular with BTS' famously vocal fandom.
    • All of their Star Wars songs, which, with some creativity, could be string together well as a concert or musical.
      • "Bushes of Love" is a low-key but surprisingly grooving piece about Ben Kenobi spreading his PTSD-based paranoia to Luke.
      • "Hostiles on the Hill" is a gloriously stupid rap battle/diss track that works almost too well with the Battle of Hoth.
      • "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)" covers a silly topic, but it also delivers a bouncy, jazzy feel and serves as a motivational track from Yoda to Luke.
      • "Not the Future" is a nostalgic and epic pop song musing on the iconic phrase that opens each film.
      • "It's Not a Moon" takes the role of a rather upbeat Villain Song for Tarkin and the Death Star.
      • "My Stick", a sequel to "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)" is just as catchy and upbeat as the original, with several Continuity Nods to keep fans happy, with Yoda's spirit telling Luke about his stick.
    • "Chocolate Lagoon", as nonsensical as it is, is catchy and has great vocals.
  • Broken Base: Fans of the music videos vs. fans of the political videos.
  • Crack Pairing: Chris Martin and... a yeti that looks like Chewbacca?!
  • Evil Is Sexy: "Kind sir, I'm the evil stud-muffin."
  • Fetish Retardant: Fergie's dance in Sensual Spandex while talking about her bowel habits can be this. The toilets that appear do not help.
  • Growing the Beard: The later videos cut down on the Word Salad Lyrics a lot and focus on lip readings that are, coincidentally and hilariously, coherent dialog.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The deleted scenes of "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" reveal that the reason Eddie needs the park to raise money is so that he can afford surgery for his daughter.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One line from "Party in the USA" (which was turned into "Black Umbrella") mentions that "the Jay-Z song was on".. think she meant "Empire State of Mind"?note 
    • Russian Unicorn becomes even funnier when you find out that the girl in the video is his wife.
    • After Rick Perry becomes the first "target" for BLR soundbytes, Rick Perry gets famously tongue-tied for real.
    • Mitt Romney's line "In America, we have a song." He later recited "America the Beautiful" during a speech.
    • Apparently Chris Martin didn't take losing Gwyneth Paltrow to Tony Stark all that well...
    • "Rockin' All Night Long" actually predicted Taylor Swift's more pop direction and her collaborating with a rapper (specifically on the remix of "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar).
    • "Hot Jumping Beans" has a section where Justin Bieber offers an unseen girl some of the title beans while saying "I think you want 'em," while Gary LeVox follows up with "She might not want 'em." Come to find out, as of January 2013, she doesn't.
      • In 'Asian Baby', Bieber says "What do you mean?" and "Sorry!" Four years later, both lines became official Bieber song titles.
    • A couple of years after "Black Umbrella", Miley Cyrus and Snoop Dogg actually did collaborate on a song - "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks", which Snoop released under his current moniker of Snoop Lion. Miley tweeting "Black Umbrella" to Snoop had to have had something to do with it.
    • Herman Cain: "I'm gonna teach you an expression: I quit." Not long after the video was released, Cain dropped out of the presidential race.
    • James Blunt's song "You're Beautiful" was turned into "Beard with glue". The second video of "More The Walking (And Talking) Dead" has Rick say that Daryl glued a beard to a mannequin.
    • After the countless references to Star Wars over the years, all three films in the original trilogy finally got lip readings of their own, to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens.
    • Gwen Stacy asks Peter to make her some nachos because of menstrual cramps. In the movie the clip comes from, she blames an outburst at her father on her period.
    • a Crossover featuring "Game of Thrones" and West World was planned with the former being a theme park.
    • Bruno Mars ends the bridge of "Morning Dew" with the lyrics "Mirror, mirror, on the floor/Am I the prettiest at the store?" Cue "That’s What I Like" years later involving Bruno taking a girl on a shopping spree and flirtatiously asking her to "Take a look in that mirror and tell me who’s the fairest - is it you? Is it me...?"
  • Ho Yay:
    • In "Hostiles on the Hill", there is some between Luke and Wedge.
    Luke: I wish I wasn't so dang sweet.
    Wedge: You are like cinnamon.
    • Mike Pence refers to Donald Trump as "my prince" in "Inauguration Day".
  • Memetic Mutation: Have I brought this chicken for us to eat?
    • No, but you've brought this chicken for us to thaw.
    • From The Right Stuff: "Meshuggeneh Vinny had a hoopty".
      • Also from The Right Stuff: "And I'm pregnant".
    • It's becoming more and more common to see quotes from the BLR versions of the videos posted on the original videos.
    • This segment from the High School Musical video.
    • From "Time To Rock": "Fuck this, I can't hear you in the market."
    • "YOU TOOK A SAMPLE OF MY PASTA!", from "Sample of My Pasta". Especially since that line matches perfectly with Jimin's lips. People compared it to the famous "Jimin, you got no jams" line.
  • Nausea Fuel: "Diarrhea is OK. I once let it shoot out for half a block."
  • Nightmare Fuel: Considering how ridiculous "Gang Fight"'s lyrics were immediately before, "Gonna' pay by blood, I'm gonna' see it get nasty", paired with the minor key and Rebecca's Slasher Smile Aside Glance, is a very chilling line.
    • Obi-Wan's description of Anakin's death in "Bushes of Love." The chicken-duck-woman-thing ripped his face off. He was still conscious and screaming afterward, and bled so much that Obi-Wan had to replace the floorboards. To make matters worse, the song seems to indicate that two Jedi knights failed to kill the beast after more than four dozen attempts, and Obi-Wan believes it's just waiting to kill him too.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Some people have been calling the High School Musical dub pairing of Chorky and Lumpkinella, "Chorkinella".
  • Signature Song: "Gang Fight." "Russian Unicorn" is also a contender.
    • "Seagulls! (Stop It Now) is a very strong contender, it being BLR's most popular video at one hundred million views and counting. It has also been doing the rounds on sites such as Tumblr for the last year or so.
  • Squick:
    • The "Everybody Poops" video has a character say "Open wide." It is about Exactly What It Says on the Tin. It also mentions pooping on the floor. Also "greenish potatoes with them soggy fish sticks" could be referring to what Fergie puts on the floor.
    • "Dirty Spaceman" has the lines "Can you leave your wrinkled willie glue inside my ocean, please?" and "every grandma oughta freak when they see me and my brown one-eye". The Nicki Minaj reaction shot after the "wrinkled willie glue" line is priceless.
    • The Yeti is described as "wet and furry and funky". And that's before we learn just why it's like that...
    • Just the mere thought of Rick Santorum shooting out diarrhea half a block long is just... OH GOD!!!
    • Ted Cruz likes to eat human hair.
    • "Last night I pooped out glass." You're right, Fergie, that is TMI.
  • Tear Jerker: Despite the ridiculousness of it, the scene where Peter Parker admits he ate Gwen's pet Pig and Duck can be quite sad. He ate 'em both, man.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The Photoshop work on these videos has led people to check out the originals just to see how much of that stuff is legit. No, the forest and Chewbacca were NOT in Coldplay's "In My Place".

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