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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Simon a hopeless romantic who wants to find his one true love, or an entitled whiner who can't accept that women don't return his feelings?
  • Americans Hate Tingle: They have a small cult following in America, but have otherwise made no impression on the American market.
  • Angst? What Angst?: The duo don't seem to be too shaken up by the fact that they've been transported hundreds of years into the future with little to no pretense.
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  • Animation Age Ghetto: Why their plans for a Disney Channel series never panned out.
  • Awesome Music: The flamenco guitar solo on "Sucks To Be You."
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Why Cruel, Cruel World underperformed. At the time, nobody wanted to see the cartoon band who did "Sucks To Be You" try and be edgy.
  • Ear Worm: Oh geez, all of it??
  • Epic Riff: "Strange Disease." Those power chords hit you like a ton of bricks.
  • Fandom Rivalry: It's minor, but it's best not to bring this act up around Gorillaz fans, who see Prozzäk as the sort of cheesy novelty that they fear others assume Gorillaz to be.
  • First Installment Wins: Hot Show, their biggest selling album - triple platinum in Canada! It doesn't help that Saturday People didn't get an international release at all.
  • Funny Moments: The entire video for "It's Not Me, It's You" is pretty hilarious, particularly Simon getting into a brawl on a "Jerry Springer"-type talk show.
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  • Grown the Beard: Cruel, Cruel World tried to do this, abandoning their disposable bubblegum pop roots for more emotionally nuanced indie rock. It didn't fair too well, resulting in their hiatus.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Omobolasire" is about Simon's relationship with a Nigerian princess. A couple of years later was the 419 Scam.
  • Ho Yay: Simon and Milo, of course. In the video for "It's Not Me, It's You," the talk show credits Milo as "Ambiguous best friend."
  • Narm: On "Get A Clue":
    "RrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRROCKTHEMIKE!!!!!"
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  • Narm Charm: Even fans of the band will admit that their music is cheesy, even moreso in a post-Gorillaz world, but their shamelessly lovesick lyrics and bouncy tunes are what make them so charming.
  • Pandering to the Base: It's clear from both the title and the style of music that Forever 1999 was made more for dyed-in-the-wool fans who were with them at the beginning near the Turn of the Millennium rather than newcomers.
  • Signature Song: "Sucks To Be You" in Canada, "Get A Clue" in the U.S.
  • Snark Bait: Those who grew up with the band largely remember them as one of many cheesy flash-in-the-pan pop acts to come out in the late 90s/early 2000s and consider them a guilty pleasure at best (especially when, again, compared to Gorillaz). Even the band themselves felt their music didn't hold up that well, hence their initial reluctance to do their reunion tour.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The hook for "Love Fools Anonymous" clearly borrows from Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel...".
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: "Be As" is just a little too nice for some people, especially compared to the rest of their otherwise bleak catalogue.
  • Tear Jerker
    • "Anna Lisa." Levine wrote it about his parents' divorce.
    • The title track from Cruel Cruel World.
    • "You Don't Love Me That Way."
    • "It's Not So Bad." The cold synthesizer tune and half-croaked vocals just sound numb.
    • "I Want To Be Loved." The sparse instrumentation, just a single piano and a listless electric guitar, and lyrics of Simon practically begging for someone to love him make it the most depressing song the band has ever recorded, and a true Downer Ending for the album.
    • "Monday Morning" would be one, if not for the horribly unfitting music.
    • "Baby I Need Your Love (Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat)," especially if you're a pet-lover.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In addition to the polarizing musical shift, one of the biggest complaints about Cruel, Cruel World was that Simon was redesigned to have a neck rather than his head levitating above his shoulders. A reissued cover fixed this.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Simon is basically a humanoid, more British version of Eeyore. As mentioned above, this is also why the more overtly bleak Cruel, Cruel World failed to catch on.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Their singles from 2017 include "Love Me Tinder" and "All of The Feels."
  • The Woobie: SIMON!
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: As one review put it, despite their appearance, the band is "as much for kids as The Spy Who Shagged Me." They have performed on children's shows, however, but this is more a case of Values Dissonance.
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