Nine Inch Nails
The Nine Inch Nail Kids, Nine Inch Nails or NIN is a series of musical albums and singles created by American comedians Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson, in their own label Nothing Records. The series is based on the Garbage Pail Kids series, which was a hit during the 1990s. Each album released in the series consists of 5 to 23 songs, which are all sung by Trent Reznor. Each song features Reznor as a fictionalized version of himself, which is called Trent Renzor, and has Reznor's voice. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential series of all time. E named the series "one of the most refreshing voices since The Sopranos", and quotes from numerous albums have become catchphrases in popular culture.
Premise[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Trent Renzor (Trent Reznor) - A stand-up musician, minor-celebrity Batman fan who is considered the "voice of reason" among the often chaotic voices produced by NIN.
- Manson (Meatloaf) - Trent's nemesis and neighbour who constantly knocks on Trent's door asking for halos.
Plotlines[edit | edit source]
Each NIN album has a unique plotline, in which Manson arrives to Trent's doorstep, knocks on the door, and as Trent opens up, Manson is asking him to borrow a specific amount of halos. For example, in the fourteenth NIN release, The Puffy Short, Manson was asking for 14 halos. Most of the times, Trent confuses Manson's request with "hello", because of Manson's Puerto Rican accent, so he just replies with his own "hello".
Themes[edit | edit source]
Most of the series is about nothing. In the popular single The Soup Nazi, Trent meets a Nazi made of soup, but eventually he is revealed to be just Manson asking for some halos. In the single The Hand That Feeds, Trent is singing about the nothingness of Facebook feeds.
Catchphrases[edit | edit source]
- "Terrible Lie" - used mostly in the NIN song of the same name.
- "A-with A-teeth-A" - used to deny soup from people. This is mostly used by Chinese soup makers who do not want you to eat their soup, so they indicate the fact that you own teeth so you should go eat something non-liquid. It is also used against comedians with "no teeth". During comedic sessions, the audience might start shouting at the comedian "A-WITH A-TEETH-A" which should make them "toughen up" their comedy. For example: