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YMMV / B.o.B

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For the Bob Newhart sitcom Bob, see Bob (1992).

  • Critical Research Failure:
    • In "Nothin' on You", B.o.B says "You're my Wonder Woman; call me Mr. Fantastic." Even casual superhero fans know that not only are Wonder Woman and Mr. Fantastic not romantically involved together (in fact, it's common knowledge that Mr. Fantastic's one true love has always been Invisible Woman), but the two characters aren't even part of the same company or universe (Wonder Woman is DC, and Mr. Fantastic is Marvel.)
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    • In "Flatlines," B.o.B claims that NASA is part of the Department of Defense. It's not.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Any discussion of him on the Internet these days relates less to his music than his conspiracy-pushing.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • "Airplanes" is about B.o.B longing for the simpler days before his stardom, hence the pretending airplanes flying in the night sky are shooting stars, with one line saying "back when I was rappin' for the hell of it, but nowadays we rappin' to stay relevant". Nowadays, B.o.B has largely fallen to the wayside and is considered a flash-in-the-pan at best and a complete joke at worst.
    • This line from "So Good" becomes either this or Hilarious in Hindsight, given how B.o.B will later become infamous for spreading flat-earth conspiracies:
    Spin the globe, wherever it lands that's where we'll go.
  • Narm: "Flatline" is universally reviled and mocked due to B.o.B's straight-faced endorsement of ridiculous conspiracy theories, such as the world being flat and shapeshifting lizard people controlling our society, and offering no evidence other than telling us to use our common sense and saying that we've been "indoctrinated in a cult called science."
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  • Signature Song: "Nothin' on You" or "Airplanes".
  • Unfortunate Implications: "Flatline" has been criticized for pushing hideously anti-Semitic rhetoric — namely praising Holocaust denier David Irving and implicitly claiming that Jews secretly control the world's governments.

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