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  • Acceptable Targets: Hookers, fat women and anything to do with 80's rock. Which by extension also means themselves.
  • Accidental Aesop: The music video for "The Burden of Being Wonderful" is about an underachieving guy who believes himself to be completely awesome. Although most people will laugh at the guy, some fans have actually interpreted the music video as having a positive message: basically, it's about a man who has learned to be happy with who he is instead of relying on validation from other people. And at the end of the video, the guy even manages to hook up with an attractive young woman.
    • Fat Girl can also be interpreted as simply meaning fat women can be lovable too.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Amusingly several critics and even individuals who've met them claim they shouldn't be considered a parody band at all. They simply are.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Some critics feel they take jokes too far. Fans on the other hand, love the fact they frequently do this.
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Considered a novelty act in their native US, where they usually have to tour with more known bands to fill up an arena. However overseas in Europe they can sell out five and ten-thousand seat arenas as the headliner and draw 20,000 at a festival stage. They're even bigger in Australia where All You Can Eat peaked at #2 on the charts, and would have gone to number one had native sons INXS not released a greatest hits album that week.


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