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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: A commenter in "DK RAP 2018 ("Where Are They Now?")" suggested the motive behind Tiny Kong killing all the bees is because she is avenging Chunky Kong, who was killed by them.
  • Awesome Music: Has his own page.
  • Broken Base: For "Metroid: Fight for Love". Some people find it to be a heartwarming and spectacularly animated showstopper, while others dislike it for playing up Samus' feminine and sensitive side (similar to Metroid: Other M), for having her sing in an unironic, Disneylike fashion (further reinforcing the "softness" and "femininity"), and for giving her a random Non-Action Guy love interest. Brent himself acknowledged how polarizing the video turned out to be, but claimed that he'd "rather be controversial than forgettable".
  • Can't Un-Hear It: Listen to his songs a lot, then go play some classic video games. Odds are, your brain is automatically going to start adding his lyrics if any of music he's added words to come on.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • "Tetris With Lyrics" which goes on in great length about how girls are inherently addicted to Tetris. The particular moment of the second line crossing is when he uses the tune to hypnotize his girl into forgetting he's a dick.
    • His performance of the oddly upbeat "Mega Man 3 Game Over With Lyrics". It would be annoying if the game was just making fun of you for dying, but seeing Floss dressed as the cartridge in a top hat while cheerfully singing about how worthless you are, how everybody hates you, and that your mom should've "drowned your ass in boiling water"? Hysterical.
    • The entirety of "Limbo with Lyrics".
    • In "Super Mario Land 2 with Lyrics", comparing the Mario/Wario rivalry to Hitler's book Mein Kampf and deducing that Nintendo are a bunch of Nazi-sympathizing Jew haters is either this or just plain tasteless.
      • To be fair, this is referencing/parodying a tumblr blogpost where someone else claimed that. (The blog post in question was about a user naming himself "social justice wario" and people complained that he should not name himself Wario because they thought Wario looked like an antisemitic caricature.)
    • And that's not even mentioning the Where Are They Now? Epilogue -style parody of the DK Rap. Pretty much its entirety runs on this trope.
    • Luigi's Mansion 3 has a line involving the mall cop ghost and the words "ALL COPS ARE BOOS!". It's so twisted that it loops back around to gutbusting.
  • Fridge Brilliance: In Phoenix Wright with lyrics, clips from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney despite being the fourth canon game in the main series (As opposed to being a spin-off) and Phoenix being a major character in said game, are surprisingly absent. (and to a lesser extent Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, which actually is a spin-off). Well, the song is called "Phoenix Wright with Lyrics" so the fact that all the games shown in the video have "Phoenix Wright" in their respective titles, makes perfect sense. (After all, this is "Phoenix Wright with lyrics" not "Apollo Justice with lyrics".)
  • Genius Bonus: In the first lines of "Thief With Lyrics", Garret states that he has "moves like a ferret". The word "ferret" is derived from the Latin word for thief.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: His party game "Use Your Words" has sold more Steam copies in France than all of North America combined.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • "Civilization With Lyrics" ends with the spoken lyrics "Civilization is the shit! I hope they don't drop the ball when they bring it to Facebook!". General consensus is they did.
    • The "Wii Shop Channel with Lyrics" song theorizes that the original piece was concocted in order to mesmerize people into buying lots of stuff from the Wii Shop Channel. In light of the video game industry beginning to abuse psychological manipulation in order to get people to compulsively buy Microtransactions, to the point of facing regulatory crackdowns in certain countries, this seems rather much more like a warning than a joke. It's worth noting that not even Nintendo has been immune from this, as their mobile games Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes have been Banned In Belgium due to the country's strict laws against loot box/gacha style microtransactions.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: His "Dr. Wily Stage 2 Theme with Lyrics" video got some of this reaction for the lyrics decrying Mega Man 7 by claiming the game "sucked big dinosaur balls".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • "This oughta be the ending credits theme" from the "Ducktales Moon Theme With Lyrics". For the Remastered! version, they actually made it the end credits song!
    • They also explain how Scrooge is breathing in space.
    • The Bioshock Infinite song includes a Take That! line describing the racist, jingoistic, Founding Father worshiping city of Columbia as a "Tea Party Fox News Disneyland". Then this happened.
    • In his "top 15 overlooked NES themes" list he predicted that someday they're going to make a movie similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Toy Story but with video games. They did just that a few years later.
    • "Earthbound with Lyrics" states that Earthbound/Mother 2 is "a sequel to some other game which is all in Japanese!" In 2015, that game came to the West under the title Earthbound Beginnings.
    • The Zelda II: Adventure of Link song has a verse at the end showing some of Link's "future endeavors", which becomes funny knowing that with the Hyrule Historia published roughly a year later, Zelda II would be the very end of a timeline.
      • Immediately preceding that verse is a prose ramble that mentions "all the games that come after this one [if] the Zelda games are in chronological order". Not that they ever pretended to be in chronological order since A Link to the Past, but Hyrule Historia makes it clear for all the disbelievers, and thus far the only new games for the "Downfall Timeline" (A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes) take place some time before Zelda I, firmly marking 'games that come after this one' with a score of zero.
    • "Ocarina of Time With Lyrics'' features a Shout-Out to the 2012 Les Miserables film, specifically the song "The Confrontation", with Brent taking the place of Inspector Javert. Only a few months later, he would appear in the The Nostalgia Critic's review of the movie, where Brent claims he was inspired by Russell Crowe's portrayal of the character.
    • His Super Mario 3D World with Lyrics video gives that game's main theme a jazz-lounge style rearrangement with vocals, which ended up sounding very similar to the song that Nintendo themselves would produce to promote the next major 3D console Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Memetic Mutation: "And then there's Chunky! He's dead."Explanation 
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Kirby With Lyrics" has a disturbing take on the title character, similar to There Will Be Brawl. It depicts Kirby as a monster whose only purpose seems to be devouring everything and everyone. It is a part of Flosstober.
    • The Slenderman Song could count, depending on how scary certain people find him. It's played straight with the creepy images and disturbing lyrics. The video also subverts this, with a bunch of goofy images of him thrown in, and the song being sung to the (Ignoring the lyrics) happy upbeat tune of "The Candy Man Can". Interestingly in turn, that makes Slenderman slightly less scary, while making the original song feel creepy.
  • Retroactive Recognition: "The Roommate Song" didn't name Brent's titular college roommate, but over the years through miscellaneous videos, the Brentalfloss comic, and later podcast collaborations, it was revealed that he was none other than Travis McElroy, with the song being made only a few years before he and his brothers hit it big on their ownnote .
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "The 2-2 Blues"; a Randy Newman-esque arrangement of the Underwater theme from the first Super Mario Bros. game, all about how, no matter how difficult the quest to save her may be, Mario will always keep swimming towards Peach.
    • The video "Brent & Brett: Game Drunks" (essentially, the Floss Man and Brent Vanderbrook of The New Adventures of Captain S fame play a drinking version of video games — each failure or in-game death means a swig of beer, with a shot of harder — and apparently disgusting-tasting — alcohol for losing a round.) After Floss takes one more shot for losing in Call of Duty, it goes to a black screen saying that they both died of alcohol poisoning. And sad music as well.
    • "The Ballad of Jeff/Winter's Remix" has Brent singing about Jeff's depression of being alone and wanting more in life. You'll likely cry from how beautifully dramatic it is, rather than outright sadness.
    • Tribute song "Just One Duck", made in 2013, can be this if you're a long-time fan of DuckTales (1987) watching it after the death of Scrooge McDuck's voice actor, Alan Young. While it was meant to be a tribute to the character, Young's portrayal of him is the one most people are familiar with, and he deserves credit for the impact Scrooge had on the fans.
  • Values Dissonance: Discussed in the video notes of his older videos. Considering he started in the late 2000s, a few things that weren't seen as a big deal at the time can come off as sounding offensive to certain groups in more recent years. Bentalfloss isn't proud of some of the lyrics in his earlier videos, and usually puts up a content warning in the video notes about it. (An example being his Mario Paint video and the line "Like an art class where you don't feel gay. (Not That There's Anything Wrong with That.)" Whenever he does an album of his songs, he usually rewrites any lyrics he feels is too derogatory.