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Song Parodies -> "SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Julie Andrews / Dick Van Dyke

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Roger Goldleader

The Lyrics

A parody of our national government - the RIF in the title stands for "Reduction in Force," the government's term for firing people.
Obama: When trying to express oneself, it’s frankly quite absurd,
To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word.
A little bit of mendacity keeps conversation keen,
And helps you find a way to say what you don’t really mean...
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If we ignore things long enough we’ll cause fiscal sarcoidosis,
Congress: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Obama: Because I was afraid the banks
were all too big to fail
The Fed Chair gave my nose a tweak
and said “this dog is wagged by tail!”
It was then that I did learn a word
That filled my every sail
The biggest word I ever heard
to describe the way we fail: Oh!

Bohener and McCain: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
was something quite atrocious
the fact we’re proud to say it now
means we’re past our apotheosis
Biden: Obama has traveled ‘round the world
And everywhere he went
He’d use his word and all would say
“There goes an articulate gent”
Kerry: But Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad
might disagree, that’s fine
‘Cause we’ll just say our special word each time they cross the line!
Rand Paul: When our founders were revolting, only liberty would suffice!
Obama: I bet if they had heard this word, they might have then thought twice!
Reid: I’m sure Egyptian pharaohs would have grasped it in a jiff,
But then there’d be no pyramids or a single hieroglyph;
Say it and Tea Partiers no longer seem ferocious!
Obama: With some further flourishes, we’ll have national psychosis!
Congress: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Biden: The Druids probably carved it on their mighty monoliths!
Reid: No doubt the ancient Greeks collapsed when it was in their midst!
Pelosi: I’m sure the Roman Empire entered the abyss,
When Caesars and the Senators had made up a word like this!
Congress: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Obama: If you say it softly the effect can, ah, be hypnoscious!
Biden: Who cares if failed empires offer us an apt prognosis?
Congress: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Obama (spoken): Of course you can play it backwards, which is:
“Paul is dead, but Obama Care isn’t!”
Boehner (spoken): He may be tricky, but he’s bloody good!
Obama: So when the press has got you boxed, there’s no need for dismay!
Just summon up this word and then you’ve not a lot to say!
Clinton: But better use it carefully or it may change your life
One night I said it to some girl and now that girl’s my wife!
Biden: Pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well,
and put them in an order which is very hard to spell...
Obama: That’s, ah, why we need The Common Core….
Pelosi and Reid: Then even all the wrong answers will always still be swell!
Biden (spoken): Here we go! SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious!
If we say it long enough, we’ll have political cirrhosis,
Pelosi and Reid: Superquesterfurloughtastic-
Congress: SuperquesterfurloughtasticRIFialidocious!

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John Jenkins - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Very, very good. It is all amusing, particularly the Clinton couplet. Kudos for attempting the "backwards" line. Most AIR parodies of this song do not, but shouldn't your reversed line bear a little more resemblance to the parody title spelled backwards?
Roger Goldleader - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
In the movie, Mary Poppins says it backwards, but her pronounciation is not the same as the word spelled backwards (see So, I thought would have a little fun with the "say" backwards, and throw in an allusuion to hearing messages in records when they were played backwards, thus "Paul is dead." Then it's combined with a bit of a taunt, since the debate is centered on the ACA - which isn't dead yet.
Callmelennie - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Quite an amazing job for someone who has never posted here before. This song is considered to be one of the Big Seven here at AMR -- one of the seven most difficult songs to parody -- and you nailed it on your first post.
Jonathan - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
great parody I'd try to come up with a super-long word to describe it but I'll just call it good and leave it at that! 5's
Dave W. - October 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Clever rhyming and timing....amusing all way around....Nice job, Roger
Giorgio Coniglio - October 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Sarcoidosis (unfortunately used in your 1st verse) is to my understanding usually a self-limited disorder. Although mysterious in origin and variable in course, it seldom causes prolonged symptoms or disability. Hard to relate that to the current fiscal situation. Otherwise small glitch in a fine effort. 5s. GioLio

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