Quote:The video starts as the bride, played by Jessie Preston, and groom, Daniel Isaac, are about to be married. Her family dress and behave formally, but are revealed later to have fallen asleep and have eyes painted on their eyelids. His family are lower-class entertainers and carnival folk, and interrupt the wedding. The ringmaster, played by Brendon Urie, acts as narrator and disrupts the events. After an argument between the two families, the bride runs out and is followed by one of her guests. The ringmaster drags the groom outside by his tie, where his fiancée is kissing the guest who followed her out of the church. The groom straightens up, looking shocked, and Urie and the groom bow to the camera. The ringmaster is revealed to be the groom's alter ego
But It's Better If You Do
Quote:The music video begins with a black-and-white introduction of a man (played by the band's lead singer, Brendon Urie), arguing with his girlfriend. She is worried about him always singing at illegal strip clubs; he says he doesn't go to illegal strip joints, but he goes anyway. The music video continues with the song in the overview of the strip joint. Urie performs onstage with the other members of Panic and a Las Vegas showgirls dance group. Urie sees a woman who seems to be unusually interested in him. They retreat to a private room. The two begin to kiss and Urie removes his mask. The woman likewise removes her mask to reveal that she was in fact his girlfriend. A quick slap to Urie's face and his girlfriend turns to leave. As she gains headway, however, the police bust into the club and arrest her. Urie brawls with the chief, but is apprehended. They both are put into a police car, smirk knowingly at one and another, and the scene fades in the same black-and-white color as the intro.
Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
Quote:It has been claimed that the fish in a person's tank throughout the video represents the number of people a person has slept with. This leads people to believe that the woman in the video has been promiscuous with other men besides her husband, who only has "one" fish in his tank. However, upon closer inspection it can be seen that he has numerous fish in his tank, as well. Although, only one is brightly orange in color and easy to see.
Build God Then We'll Talk
Quote:The music video depicts the story of a "pornomime" and a girl who falls in love after she watches one of his performances. Their relationship is a mimed one. Both "relationships" encompass a false feeling of intimacy and are essentially devoid of meaning. The mime and his girlfriend both walk in on each other having affairs (mimed, of course), again symbolizing the emptiness of their mimed relationships. They are not having sex with real people it is an illusion
Nine in the Afternoon
Quote:The video contains 40 extras total and people will be featured as there are different periods, looks, wardrobe and hair changes. In an MTV interview, it is stated that in the video "there are gratuitous fake mustaches involved and a rather bizarre parade being led by the members of the band, who are dressed in what could only be described as 'Sgt. Pepper's-meets-ice-fishing' attire (lots of epaulettes and thermal underwear). Each of them also wears a sash printed with the phrase 'Pretty Odd'." Originally, some of the scenes were supposed to be filmed in a 'desert wasteland,' but in the writing process, the director made a typo and spelled out 'dessert wasteland.'
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Quote:The video, directed by Alan Ferguson, begins with a child version of band member Ryan Ross (Cameron Boyce) opening matryoshka dolls. When he opens the last doll, the members of the band come out and jump off the desk. They then land in a field and find various musical instruments. After playing them for a while, they suddenly open up (in the style of matryoshka dolls) themselves and child versions of themselves come out.
Quote:The music video, which is in black-and-white and directed by Behn Fannin, begins with Ryan Ross playing his guitar and someone digging with a spade. The camera zooms out to reveal the band playing the song in a field. Then the lyrics "Fantastic posing greed" are seen painted on a billboard in the middle of a city, with a man looking up towards it. The lyrics "We should feed our jewelry to the sea" also appear on a billboard. Other lyrics appear on other objects, such as newspapers and public restroom mirrors. Spencer Smith then tapes "Hey moon" onto someone's car bumper and runs away. Spray cans are then seen being dropped by Ross, who runs around a corner, after having spray-painted the lyrics "I missed your skin when you were east" on a wall, which soon appears on the news with the headline "Strange Graffiti in the Tri-County Area". A news reporter interviews an eyewitness about it, who has "You clicked your heels and wished for me" printed on his shirt. After this, there are more shots of the band playing, while young people are digging around them. More lyrics appear in even more places. Afterwards, Jon Walker is seen attaching the lyrics "My one and lonely", which are painted on plastic bags, to security cameras in parking lots, then he runs away. Lyrics are now painted on streets and freeways by Brendon Urie, and the band sneak into two skyscrapers, turning on the lights in such a way that they form the lyrics "Hey moon". The band gets hold of a searchlight and project the lyrics "Hey moon" onto the night sky. The final shot takes place in the field where the band is playing. The lyrics "Never yawn" are seen carved into the field.
Quote:The music video are Jennifer's Body references, such as shirts that read, "I eat boys" and "Jennifer's Body", as well as clips from the film.
The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Quote:The steampunk-themed video bears many similarities to the video for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", from the church setting to various camera shots (The top hat used in the clip of the dusty pews, is the same one used years prior for the music video for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"). The video documents the steps for preparing and displaying a body before burial in the Victorian era, from shutting the windows and covering up mirrors to laying the body out in white so loved ones could mourn. The twist in the video, however, is that it is revealed that the man who they're preparing for burial had been murdered by his fiance, as revealed by his ghost to a little girl who then shows the rest of the mourners. The video runs through traditions of mourning and stages a funeral in an alternative universe that splits the difference between the old west and the Georges Méliès silent film A Trip to the Moon (1902). The similarities to "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" were not lost on Smith and Urie. "When we were talking about the concept, somebody had the idea to kind of tie in to the beginning of the "Sins" video, and we realized it would work with it", Smith said. "It was a nice homage to some of the first stuff that we had done with Shane", Urie added. "And also, for us, mostly, it was closure
Ready to Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
Quote:A clip of the song was originally featured on the band's short film, The Overture. The song has received positive critical reviews[which?] upon its release. The song was featured in the credits of the 2011 remake of The Smurfs. The song was also an opening theme for WWE NXT.