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The Amateur Transplants are a British duo consisting of Adam Kay and Suman Biswas, both of whom are practising doctors. Parodies and List Songs make up the vast majority of their output, with medical themes and Refuge in Vulgarity present in almost equal proportions. They are best known for "London Underground", a parody of The Jam's "Going Underground".
Tropes associated with the Amateur Transplants include:
- Ass Shove: "London Underground" ends with the line: "Take your Oyster card and shove it up your arsehole..."
- Bland-Name Product: Adam Kay states that the album Fitness To Practice is sponsored by "SmaxoGlithKline".
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Department of Redundancy Department: several of the drugs in "The Drugs Song" are listed twice, either by the same name or a different one.
- Everybody's Dead, Dave: King of the Dead
- Just for Pun: The punchline to many of their songs, and lampshaded at one point:
- List Song:
- Misogyny Song: "Northern Birds", "Sheila's Wheels" and "Nothing At All"
- Refuge in Vulgarity: as well as all the swearing, there are many mentions of bodily and sexual functions, usually from a medical perspective.
- Side Effects Include: "Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin"
- The Something Song: "The Drugs Song", "Beautiful Song"
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: "Beautiful Song"
- Women Drivers: "Sheila's Wheels"