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"Gettin' mileage on a Friday night, yeah!"


  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Some people say that Daddy Dearest isn't really that evil, or is doing everything to stop you. He's just not willing to let his daughter go, and all he's trying to do was to test your skills before he could have faith in you, and allow his daughter to be on your side. The same could also be said for Mommy Mearest. This was probably jossed in later updates: Week 5 has them holding the mall's Santa Claus at gunpoint, and Week 6 reveals that Daddy Dearest apparently was the one who trapped Spirit in the dating sim forever, and is implied to have done similar things to other people. Word of God even said that the parents attempted multiple times to kill the Boyfriend. Even that is contestable though. Did Daddy Dearest trap those people because he's evil, or was Spirit genuinely such an asshole that he took it upon himself to seal him away? Was Spirit even that hostile before he was trapped in the game? If many were trying to use or bring harm onto his daughter, does that explain why Daddy Dearest doesn't trust The Boyfriend even several weeks into his and his Daughter's relationship? For that matter, could it be that Daddy Dearest is evil, but he doesn't want other evil people messing with his beloved daughter?
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    • After the theory that the Boyfriend and Pico are exes became Ascended(-ish) Fanon, Week 3 can take on a whole new meaning. Is Pico also interested in the Girlfriend? Did he relent from killing the Boyfriend because he still loves him (and maybe even proposed the battle to impress him?) Or did he figure that humiliating him in a rap battle in front of the Girlfriend would be a fate worse than death?
    • The Monster is subjected to this in spite of limited context to his involvement. Is he a vicious monster out for a gourmet serving of flesh, or just some creep with a twisted sense of humor and singing style? For someone so seemingly adamant on eating the protagonists, he seems content with singing some catchy tunes and then letting them go on their way. His danger is alluded to when the mall evacuates when he reveals himself and the place is lousy with blood and guts, but that’d leave it to a toss up whether that was all a bluff or he sincerely got humiliated enough from being bested in his song to let the Boyfriend escape.
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    • Regardless of the ambiguity of how evil or not The Girlfriend's parents are, many have questioned what's actually going on during Mommy Mearest's week. While it's easy to see her as just as much of an overprotective parent as Daddy Dearest, a combination of the general rhythm of her songs along with Mommy Mearest and The Boyfriend frequently performing outright duets makes it seem more like she's actually just having some fun singing alongside The Boyfriend. Building off that interpretation, quite a few players take their battle as actually being about Mommy Mearest fully supporting The Boyfriend and The Girlfriend getting together, with the competition instead being her testing how far The Boyfriend's willing to and capable of going for the sake of her daughter. This is somewhat jossed with Week 6's update, which gave each week an official name. Hers, Week 4's, is titled "Mommy Must Murder", which doesn't indicate friendly competition.
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    • In Week 6, the female student NPCs in the background look smitten with The Senpai, but when he starts getting angry by the second song, their heart-eyed expressions turn into ones of absolute shock. Are they taken aback by The Boyfriend being able to keep up with The Senpai's singing specifically, or are they reacting to The Senpai's complete change in demeanor and attitude?
    • In much the same vein, Spirit himself. We know more or less "why" he was trapped in the game, but only on a surface level. Was he merely a past suitor who got on the wrong side of Girlfriend's father, or was he secretly a Jerkass who was dealt with swiftly to get him out of the picture? Seeing as how he infiltrated every aspect of the game's code after being trapped there, it could explain Senpai's rather sudden rudeness after The Boyfriend proves himself in Round One of Week 6.
    • During Week 7, why did Pico decide to save Boyfriend and Girlfriend out of nowhere? Was it because he was just bored? Was he hired once again by Daddy Dearest to save his daughter? Or was he doing it out of simply not wanting to see the couple die?. Turns out to have been because he was contracted to confirm Boyfriend's death by Daddy Dearest and he merely could not allow Girlfriend to die.
  • Anti-Climax Boss:
    • After the fast-paced "Eggnog", "Winter Horrorland" is slower and much easier to follow.
    • 6's final song, "Thorns", while certainly not as easy as some of the songs from earlier weeks, maintains a mostly constant rhythm with little if any harmonizing, making it much easier than you would expect from a malevolent spirit that intends to take Boyfriend and Girlfriend's bodies, especially after the absolutely grueling "Roses".
    • The originally Dummied Out song "Monster" finally got added back in the Week 7 update. However, compared to the difficult "Spookeez" and "South", it's arguably as tough as "Fresh". Its note patterns are slow enough and not really complex, even on Hard. Monster just can't win.
  • Breather Level:
    • While the songs in Week 3 pick up in speed, none of the charts are as note-dense as the tougher parts of "South" from Week 2, and Week 4 brings the difficulty up a lot more by mixing more notes into faster songs. Pico also doesn't harmonize as much as the opponents he's sandwiched between.
      • If you want a breather beforehand, look no further than "Monster". It focuses more on the shock value of the Monster than the difficulty, so even on Hard (and its introduction of two notes being pressed instead of one during some segments), it's cake.
    • Same goes to Week 5. None of the songs in this week have a pace as fast as M.I.L.F. from the previous week, and even though there are some note-dense verses, mostly from the Mother, they are less frequent than most of the songs in the previous three weeks. Additionally, "Winter Horrorland" is much slower than both of the Parents' previous songs, giving you more time for your notes.
  • Common Crossover:
    • Since the beginning, there has been much fan content juxtaposing Friday Night Funkin' with Parappa The Rapper, since both Rhythm Games involve rappers trying to win over their love interests to call-and-response music.
    • Following the release of Week 6, fans immediately began producing content of Senpai with Monika and .GIFfany, as all three are seemingly friendly Dating Sim characters that turn out to be much more malicious than initially presented.
  • "Common Knowledge":
    • It's commonly thought that the Monster is a personified tribute to the one-man band Lemon Demon, due to its design (which also vaguely resembles a hornless version of Lemon Demon's logo), its general style of music, and that some of Lemon Demon's works such as The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny were big on Newgrounds back in the 2000s. However, Ninjamuffin claims that the Monster wasn't directly based on anything, and any similarities are just coincidences, publishing concept art as proof of it. That didn't stop "Lemon Demon" from being adopted as a Fan Nickname for the Monster though.
    • It's commonly mistaken that Pico was a school shooter/started the school shooting in his game, Pico's School, often by people who discovered him through FNF and haven't played Pico's School or only watched a playthrough of him doing the optional kills. In reality, the actual school shooters are Pico's enemies in his game. It doesn't help that in Week 7, Tankman says "Don't you have a school to shoot up?" to Pico himself as an insult.
    • Ninjamuffin confirmed that Senpai was a teacher... only to confirm that was a "random offhand comment" he tossed out because the fandom takes what he says too seriously, and he intentionally throws out fake lore sometimes to fuck with people. To that extent, he basically said not to put too much stock in any lore heard unless he repeats it multiple times.
  • Crack Pairing:
    • There exists a small following for Hatsune Miku and the Monster, based on the fact that the two are standing next to each other in the background of Week 5.
    • There's a following for shipping Mommy Mearest with Skid's mother Lila from the Spooky Month shorts.
    • Shipping Monster with Senpai is surprisingly popular, especially for those who consider Senpai and Spirit to be the same character, due to the utter contrast of Senpai and Monster's designs and both Spirit and Monster being supernatural abominations. Those who don't consider Senpai and Spirit the same character but still ship Senpai/Monster then get the humor of Spirit being confused and disgusted over why Senpai would want to tap that.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Pico takes the Girlfriend's place as the "metronome" during Week 7's "Stress" by shooting and killing Tankmen to the beat of the music.
  • Difficulty Spike:
    • Many players agree that Week 2 represents a big jump in difficulty. Imagine barely beating "Dad Battle", essentially a rapping boss battle with appropriately fast and frequent notes with instances of harmonizing with your opponent rather than copying them. Now imagine that times two with two spooky boys that don't know how to let up, and The Boyfriend's crotch will be numb with the amount of times he gets blueballed.
    • While Week 2's songs were made easier on Easy and Normal upon the addition of Week 4's songs to smooth the curve, Week 4 makes up for it with constantly intense beats and frequent duet parts that can quickly turn your chances with The Girlfriend into roadkill. "MILF" in particular can be described as the craziness of "Dad Battle" but dialed Up to Eleven.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Despite the increasing number of nods both in-game and from the creators themselves that the parents are trying to attack and/or kill the Boyfriend, and have done so to others, it's very common for fans to portray them as laid-back but overprotective parents who are wary of the Boyfriend but decide to give him a chance, likely due to Soundtrack Dissonance.
    • Pico is a hired assassin who recognized the Boyfriend and decided to embarrass him in a rap battle instead of killing him, and is described by ninjamuffin as hating the two despite ultimately sparing Boyfriend's life, but fanwork often depicts him as a "third friend" to the Boyfriend and Girlfriend who regularly hangs out with them. In shipping art, Pico is sometimes depicted being a grumpy tsundere. However, canon ended up supporting the more heroic (in his own way) interpretation of Pico, when he saves Boyfriend and Girlfriend from being shot by the Tankmen.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Both of the Girlfriend's parents are subject to a lot of Self-Fanservice. In Mommy Mearest's case, the devs encourage Rule 34 art of her, and two of her songs are even titled "Satin Panties" and "MILF".
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • With fans of most rhythm games such as Dance Dance Revolution, with Friday Night Funkin' being perceived as unfairly overshadowing many better rhythm games. FNF fans get along well with Parappa The Rapper fans though.
    • There's one with fans of other Newgrounds works that are incorporated in the game, such as Pico and Tankmen. These fans don't really have gripes about the game itself or the portrayal of their works' characters, but rather with how the game's fandom portrays them, especially the leather-pantsing of Pico and thinking that the guest fighters are original to the game. For what it's worth, the developers have taken this rivalry largely in stride, expressing their happiness that discussion around old Newgrounds works has been revitalized.
  • Fanon:
    • More than a few artworks depict an older Girlfriend as having purple skin and demonic features like her parents.
    • Various fanworks have Skid and Pump do what they do best and somehow befriend Monster, with the latter acting as a sort of father figure to the two.
    • While depictions vary wildly, it's common to give the Girlfriend a brother who both looks more demonic and has traits from their father to contrast with her human appearance and resemblance to their mother.
    • The Boyfriend's height, or lack thereof, tends to be exaggerated for comedic effect, often making the Girlfriend look like a Statuesque Stunner in comparison due to him not even going up to her knees.
    • If the Boyfriend's family comes up, it's common for them to include Hatsune Miku being the Boyfriend's Cool Big Sis, with his parents being portrayed as angels to contrast with the Girlfriend's parents being demons.
    • While it's already clear in canon that the Girlfriend is a Fearless Fool/Brainless Beauty that has no reactions to threats on her life but a Fear of Thunder, various fan-week creators like to elevate this into full-blown Skewed Priorities. All cases of genuine danger have her continue smiling without a care in the world, whereas much more mundane and relatively harmless frights, such as Whitty going through a depression-filled emotional breakdown in the "Vs. Whitty" mod or Ruv from the "Mid-Fight Masses" mod having a thunderously booming and ground-shaking singing voice, manage to get her trembling. Phantom Arcade actually commented on this, saying that canonically, both are such Fearless Fools that not even Whitty or Ruv would scare the Girlfriend.
    • Building off the "Girlfriend having Skewed Priorities" concept, plenty of fans have decided that the reason both her and The Boyfriend are Fearless Fools is because The Girlfriend and her family are super-powered demons, specifically that The Girlfriend doesn't comprehend the concept of her ever being in actual danger due to her demonic heritage, whereas The Boyfriend sees the fact he beat Daddy Dearest despite the guy's demonic nature means he has no reason to be scared of any other attempts on his life. Interestingly, multiple online posts by Phantom Arcade have strongly implied this is actually true, since alongside both being dumb he mentioned that the Girlfriend was "strong", which was eventually near-confirmed in Week 7 when The Girlfriend had her eyes glow red and her skin turn purple in response to Tankman telling his men to kill her, implying that she was acting Willfully Weak since she knew The Boyfriend could handle things normally, and only gets serious when The Boyfriend is in a situation that takes things beyond his control.
    • Due to how plenty of the opponents genuinely intend to kill The Boyfriend, but once he beats them in rap battles they drop the efforts until the next set of rap battles, plenty of fans have taken to the headcanon that The Boyfriend is actually somehow Nigh-Invulnerable and immortal, with a few even depicting him as a Humanoid Abomination more powerful than the demonic Girlfriend and her parents, the canon Humanoid Abomination Monster, and the Eldritch Abomination Spirit. Part of this fanon is that the only way to kill him is through the Weaksauce Weakness of losing a rap battle, which makes him blue-ball so hard his skeleton cracks and he instantly dies.
    • It is widely believed in the fandom that harmonization in a song means the characters are in sync and enjoying themselves.
    • A concept that caught fire in the fandom is Tankman being Pico's adoptive father, due to them both being mascots of Newgrounds and offering an easy explanation for both Pico's proficiency in guns and his incredible vulgarity. Believers of the fanon refer to it as "Tankdad".
  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • Fanon tends to completely ignore Word of God's statement that Pico hates the Boyfriend and Girlfriend, and instead go with the interpretation that Boyfriend and Pico are Amicable Exes who hang out regularly, with the latter having had lingering feelings for the former. It helps that he saves the two when Tankman tries to kill them.
    • A lot of the fandom has ignored Word of God that Boyfriend's beeps and bops aren't a language, and instead he's simply making noises, as many have taken these noises to indicate that it is a primary language of his, or exclusively speaks in that manner.
  • Fanon Welding:
    • It is commonly believed the Boyfriend is the brother of Hatsune Miku, as both are blue-haired singers with an electronic voice. Further fueling the fans are the creators of Friday Night Funkin' jokingly calling it canon.
    • To contrast with the idea of Miku and Boyfriend being siblings, some depict Senpai and Monika as also being brother and sister, due to both being Dating Sim AIs who are Bitches in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Many fans of Parappa The Rapper have latched on to Friday Night Funkin' as something of a successor to the former series. This is because both games center on rappers who rap in part to impress their respective Love Interests, and both are Rhythm Games which operate on a call-and-response format. It helps that Parappa was cited as one of the game's primary inspirations, and Parappa is a common subject of animations that recreate levels within Friday Night Funkin's style.
    • This game has been compared to the karaoke minigames in the Yakuza series, with several mods porting the songs over to Friday Night Funkin'. There are also a few sprite swap mods regarding the series' protagonist, Kiryu Kazuma.
    • There's an overlap between fans of The Caretaker and Friday Night Funkin', thanks to a mod based off Everywhere at the End of Time appropriately named "Everywhere at the End of Funk". Fanart has begun to pop up of the Boyfriend experiencing dementia and memory loss as a result.
    • With Vocaloid and UTAU; in addition to the widespread fanon that Boyfriend and Miku are siblings, UTAU fans have had a field day recreating and repurposing the Friday Night Funkin' character voices for use in their own songs.
    • In part because of a popular mod where the Boyfriend is swapped with the titular character, fans of Friday Night Funkin' are also commonly fans of ENA. Both having charming, quirky character designs and banging music helps as well.
    • Funkin' and Madness Combat received a lot of overlap upon release of The Tricky Mod, which has a few Mythology Gags to the source material, awesome music, and is even approved by Krinkels himself.
    • With JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo after a JJBA- themed mod gained popularity, replacing Boyfriend with Narancia, Girlfriend with Trish Una and Daddy Dearest with Diavolo, with amusingly spot-on dance poses to boot. A later update would add Fugo as another GF reskin, Guido Mista as Pico, and Doppio as Mommy Mearest, which is an especially popular mod due to the beeping sounds of "MILF" sounding hilariously like Doppio calling the Boss.
    • With SiIvaGunner, thanks to the regular amount of rips + mods uploaded almost weekly by them, along with ninjamuffin99 having been a massive fan of them well before he ever started making games, with him and Kawai Sprite regularly commenting on or sharing SiIva rips of the game.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: If the amount of fanart on sites like Twitter is any indication, then there are lots of Japanese and Korean fans of Friday Night Funkin'. In the case of the former group, it's likely that the game taking inspiration from Japanese rhythm games such as Dance Dance Revolution helps its' case.
  • Heartwarming Moments: In Week 7's final song Girlfriend is carried in Boyfriend's arms while Pico fights off the Tankmen in the background. Additionally, right after she teleports into his arms, she hugs him lovingly and he blushes! D'awww.
    • Girlfriend's "Week", Tutorial also qualifies. It's not really much of an actual Week rather it being Boyfriend trying to impress Girlfriend.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of the Couch Gags reads "too overexposed—-Newgrounds can't handle us". Come the release of Week 7, Newgrounds crashed due to an overload of people trying to access the game.
    • Prior to the release of Week 7, there existed a High Effort mod for "Ugh", which gave Tankman a custom sprite for every time he said "Ugh" in the song. Come the actual release of Week 7, and Tankman does indeed have a custom sprite for every time he says "Ugh", with the only difference being his expression.
    • One of many skin mods made for the game is the Closer Together mod, which changes Boyfriend's skin so that he's holding Girlfriend whilst he raps. Come Week 7, this is how he raps against Tankman, during the song "Stress".
    • In Pico & Blammed WITH LYRICS, when the Boyfriend asks why Pico's crossed their path, he responds with "Savin' your bacon. Or cookin' it." In Week 7, he really does step in to save The Boyfriend's bacon.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!:
    • While members of the rhythm gaming community are happy that the genre is getting more recognition, many of them are annoyed about Friday Night Funkin' overshadowing all of them despite being relatively new.
    • Many within the Friday Night Funkin' fandom itself express concern over the game's sudden popularity, fearing that it will cause the fandom to devolve into a toxic cesspool like other indie games that hit the mainstream before it.
  • Memetic Badass: Mommy Mearest is often portrayed as an indomitable, all-powerful Dominatrix, likely due to her songs (especially "M.I.L.F") being quite difficult. To a lesser extent, Skid and Pump are also occasionally portrayed as powerful badasses for similar reasons.
  • Memetic Loser: While most of the fandom depicts Daddy Dearest as the Retired Badass he is, some picture him as a weak Sore Loser unrivaled by the Boyfriend due to his songs being extremely easy.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Fans ran with the idea that the Girlfriend's Trademark Favorite Food is Dr. Pepper soda, and it shows up in a lot of fanart as a result.
    • *Raps in Animal Crossing*Explanation 
    • When the Week 6 update came out, many people took to editing The Senpai and The Boyfriend's dialogue boxes to make them say silly things, or translating The Boyfriend's beeps and boops as hilariously obscene insults.
    • Boyfriend's short chibi stature has fans calling him a "manlet".
    • Boyfriend's "big Hulk hands" compared to Girlfriend's is also a source of memes, with some joking about A Date with Rosie Palms.
    • SENPAI IS REAL! Explanation 
    • "Big ol' bunny" Explanation 
      • Pico's lyrics are also misheard as "demolishing the mannequin".
    • Daddy Dearest is often compared to Dracula from Hotel Transylvania.
    • Likewise, Spirit is often compared to Giygas from Earthbound.
    • "Or maybe turn her into bruh" Explanation 
    • Mr. Krabs in Friday Night Funkin'. Explanation 
    • Cheese Man Explanation 
    • Lemon Demon wants to kill himself for not having an iPhone. Explanation 
    • NO! NO!!! YOU WILL NOT EAT MY GIRRRRLFRIEEEEEND!! Explanation 
    • Ritz vs. TankmanExplanation 
    • Neil Cicierega and Monster are the same person. Explanation 
    • "obligatory last song transformation" Explanation 
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The first note for Gettin' Freaky after beating a song in Story Mode, specially after winning a very grueling week.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • It's not too hard to find fans who think that Pico is original to this game; he was made almost two decades earlier, but since he fell into obscurity as Newgrounds became less popular, Friday Night Funkin' is where many first heard of him.
    • One of Pico's songs is often called "Blamed", with one m, due to people not being familiar with Newgrounds or its culture. "Blammed" refers to something on Newgrounds getting deleted due to getting enough negative reception and has nothing to do with blame.
  • One True Threesome: Following ninjamuffin99 stating that The Boyfriend and Pico used to date, The Girlfriend/The Boyfriend/Pico immediately sprang up in popularity as a happy compromise between the two pairings.
  • Recurring Fanon Character:
    • Whitty, a humanoid bomb, is a very popular fanon character due to his incredibly well-done fan week, to the point where it could easily be mistaken as official. As such, he often appears in fanart and memes, and the developers occasionally retweet art featuring him.
    • Hex the basketball robot is the star of another "good enough to be official" fan week with a whopping five songs. Mostly, Hex is liked because of how friendly he is compared to most other opponents, both in canon and in other mods.
    • Carol is frequently seen across fan works due to her week being very well-made, in addition to being just plain adorable. In fact, some fans have gone as far as to ship her with Whitty, be it as a Crack Pairing or a genuine Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl relationship.
    • Sarvente and Ruv from Mid-Fight Masses have been steadily gaining a foothold in other fan-content outside their fan week. While the character dynamics between them and the Boyfriend/Girlfriend couple provide fun enough potential material and the week songs are enjoyable (though the battles are not as well-made as with other popular fan characters), the thing most people like focusing on is the utterly badass Russian hard-bass style of Ruv's "singing", which fans like pairing up with other fan characters such as Whitty through song remixes, just to hear that bass comboed with other "singing" styles. Even Phantom Arcade mentioned how much he enjoyed "Zavodila", the song featuring Ruv in the actual mod.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The lack of calibration options in the game means that, depending on your input device(s) and monitor, the whole thing can end up being slightly off-sync, meaning that you have to force yourself to play slightly in advance of the beat, which can really bring down one's enjoyment of the game.
  • Surprise Difficulty: Think this game, with its charming art style and bumpin' beats, is gonna be easy? Try playing the weeks on higher difficulties. If you can't handle the beatboxing sections of "Fresh", then chances are you aren't prepared for the other songs. Starting from "Dad Battle", the songs get faster and with much more notes than before. Week 2's first two songs have tricky charts, with a few instances of having to press three different kinds of notes in rapid succession, and its third song may be slower but has an erratic rhythm that will throw you off your pace. Week 3 doesn't let up either with Pico spitting bars, especially with his second song, "Philly Nice". Week 4 proves to be merciless with Mommy Mearest putting up a lightning-fast barrage of both regular and held beat arrows, peaking at "MILF" that has an infamous beat drop known to wreck combos and bring game-overs.
  • That One Attack:
    • The beatdrop in Week 4's "MILF" consists of the mother repeatedly sending notes in a spinning fashion. For many players, a single mistake here will make you lose all coordination and a decent chunk of HP, though it can be endured with enough HP and a few hits.
    • Week 6's "Roses" has the point where Senpai grows desperate against the Boyfriend, sending a barrage of arrows in a practically unreadable pattern near the end. By the point you get there you'll probably have enough energy to survive it, but the final verse has Senpai repeat it again without letting you get much energy to recover before he does. Better have your fingers ready, or you'll have to begin the song from the beginning.
  • That One Level:
    • Skid and Pump, the opponents of Week 2. The duo only have two songs, but they were both difficult due to their rather unique style compared to Dad's songs, so if you thought Dad Battle was a nightmare and the next song was going to be a breather, you'd be wrong.
      • "Spookeez", their first song, was a tough cookie even on Normal. The song was infamous for its massive difficulty spike after "Dad Battle". The song ended up being made easier on Normal difficulty in version 0.2.5.
      • "South", their second and final song, but only if you're playing in easy or normal mode. The song itself isn't that long, but the notes often have ridiculous patterns and are so tightly packed together, it will be more likely than not to mess up at trying to press the buttons correctly, even cranking down to easy won't save you. In hard mode though, this song is less note-dense than some of those in other weeks with the same difficulty.
    • "M.I.L.F.", Week 4's final song. It's Mommy Mearest's version of "Dad Battle", except the dial's cranked so past eleven that the damn thing snapped off. It's faster, more aggressive, and way more note heavy than "Dad Battle". Those notes are much more varied too with having to flip between fast paced hold notes followed by storms of regular notes. You'll also be harmonizing with Mommy Mearest almost constantly, meaning there's hardly a moment to catch your breath, and it's also the first playable song in the game to go on for two minutes.
    • "Roses", Week 6's second song. There's a reason you have to be careful when Senpai gets mad. You'd think the song's not that fast, and it's easy to get the beginning verses right, but it only gets harder from here. As the song progresses, Senpai would throw in more and more notes for each verse, making each verse more note-dense than the last. It goes to the point where, by the time you've reached the 7th and 8th verses, it's almost impossible to get all the notes right if you didn't learn to play with both hands at the same time. Then the song goes back to the first two verses again... only to mess you up one last time by throwing in the 8th verse at the end, i.e. the most note-dense verse of the song.
    • While all the songs in Week 7 are bangers, it's due to how fast Tankman spits his bars. However, the speed of the songs means that (according to ninjamuffin99) Week 7 is basically the beatdrop in M.I.L.F., but for three songs straight. While "Ugh" starts the week a little more comfortably and "Stress" gives the Boyfriend a few opportunities to recover, "Guns", the second song of the week, gives the player no such mercy. Tankman frequently spits bars like crazy on almost every verse, and this song is among the fastest songs in the game. What's more, the second half of "Guns" swarms you with what's possibly the longest note sections in the whole game, meaning you'll hardly have any room to catch your breath. Just when you think you're safe, Tankman will occasionally throw one or two quick notes your way during his part. To top it all off, this is the longest non-Monster song in the whole game, clocking in at a brutal 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Due to the length and throwing every trick in the book the Boyfriend's way at a blazing pace, "Guns" can make even M.I.L.F. look like the tutorial level.
      • Additionally, "Guns" and "Stress" have the most notes of all the songs overall, with both of them having over 400 notes on Hard, with only "M.I.L.F." also exceeding 300 notes on Hard!
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Some fans aren't happy with the Boyfriend's health bar icon being changed in the Week 4 update, citing that the old one was more expressive and easier to edit for Game Mods. Fortunately for fans like them, the original head was still in-game, and the 9 button can be pressed to switch between the old and new icons.
  • Unexpected Character: While Week 5 having cameos of Newgrounds characters in the background wasn't much of a shocker, who would have thought that Zone-tan would appear?
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Week 7, has cutscenes that look like a very high-quality flash animation instead of a game, and the week's climax where Pico shoots and spins his dual UZIs against an army of tankmen to the beat of the song in a very spectacularly smooth manner, and the developers plan to only improve the art from this point on.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Sure, it might be a fun rhythm game with a cartoonish art style, but it contains swearing, sexual imagery and references, and elements of horror, with Week 7 in particular containing explicit swearing and graphic violence. This hasn't stopped kids from playing it and liking it, however. The developers themselves seem to have become heavily ticked off by this, with the breaking point being an incredibly Bowdlerized version that was released on Roblox that goes as far as to edit Girlfriend to wear a pair of pants, hence why Week 7 was purposefully made to be so much edgier than previous ones - so that the game would be less accessible to children and there would be no way to lighten it for them.

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