Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Whelk or Flounder?"

Original Song Title:

"Help Me, Rhonda"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Whelk or Flounder?"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Whelk or Flounder?

Way down underwater, crawlin' slowly on the seabed,
Is a large marine snail, whelk, upon which many French are fed,
While we say flounder tastes fine.
Well now I have reached decision time:
Will it be whelk or flounder
That I choose from the à la carte?

(Hmm? hmm? hmm? . . .)

Whelk or flounder, whelk, whelk or flounder? (7x)
Whelk or flounder I choose from the à la carte?

You see, I've got a French wife
Whose hauteur disarms any man.


And her unyielding view on haute cuisine is
Strong as her New Wave stance.


Flounder I wanted to try,
But she was givin' me the gimlet eye.
I chose whelk over flounder—
Topped it off with à la crème tarte.

(Um! Um! Um!. . .)

Whelk or flounder, whelk, whelk or flounder? (ad infinitum)
Now she won't hound me, I hope, this sangfroid tart.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 3

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   2

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Johnny D - July 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm on the seafood diet....OK, OK, so you've heard that old are your fives, Cap'n Barry.
alvin rhodes - July 01, 2004 - Report this comment
whelk done

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 1197