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Song Parodies -> "Superflu-ousparodiesaremadeupfromthisditty"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Mary Poppins

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

It is readily apparent that one of the prerequisites for admission to the sanctum sanctorum of this forum (beyond just maintaining decorum, and then, of course, never to bore 'em) is a parody of this OS, so the author, with grateful homage to the many who have gone before 'im, but leaving his own indelible flipperprint, lest anyone should ignore 'im, figures he might as well get it the hell over with.
Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme
Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme

Being honest, I must say
Not all of them are pretty
Even though the authors think,
No doubt, they're being witty

Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme
Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme

There should be more screening here,
Perhaps by a committee
Standards aren't very high,
And oh! 'tis more the pity
Some have even had the nerve
To make from them a MIDI
Do you think you're poets all,
Like Lawrence Ferlinghitti?

Being honest, I must say
Not all of them are pretty
Even though the authors think,
No doubt, they're being witty

Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme
Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme

Some of them resemble ones
Made by a hacker kiddie
Rife with juvenile rhymes
And puerile words like "titty"
On home page, I skip them over
With much al - a - crity
Or I print them out and then
Just shred them like confitti!

Being honest, I must say
Not all of them are pretty
Even though the authors think,
No doubt, they're being witty

Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme
Umm, do a little tweaking, make a new rhyme

Now that Tommy Turtle's done
His duty to this city
He can once again deal with
The truly nitty-gritty
He shall storm his way through here
Just like G. Gordon Liddy
Paraphrasing Julie Caesar,
"Veni, Vici, Vidi"!

Hoping no more parodies are made up from this ditty!
But with absolute certainty that there will be. Perhaps there should be morator'um/ 'Ere Chucky can no longer store 'em/ This limerick's done/ So here comes the fun/ Now you can go 'head and score 'im. (He hopes ev'ryone will vote for 'im!) Next??? © 2006 Tommy Turtle

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 9

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

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Larry Hensley - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
This was a funny one, 5's
Agrimorfee - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny funny, even for taking unheard of liberties with the pace/rhyme scheme of the verses (such ala-crity, reading is so gritty, but the whole thing can't be rated s***ty! :) 555
alvin rhodes - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
masterfully done...extra credit for tossing ferlinghetti's name out..even if ya spelled it wrong
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Pretty much what Agrimorfee said. And I do seem to remember a meta-parody along the lines of shooting fish in a barrel set to this tune, though I'd say that's a bit exaggerated.

Anyway, and on a completely different note, all those initial first day parodies of yours appeared on Amiright in January, which makes them eligible for the January SOTM (Song Of The Month) Contest that you can still sign up for for another four days. No writer (except maybe for Spaff) has ever placed for a medal on first attempt, but I get the impression from comments etc that you want to get with the crowd as fast as possible here and SOTM and the messageboard is pretty much the back lounge here so do sign up for an account and that if nothing else:,16559.0.html and;c=3;sa=expand#3
Johnny D - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
555, and I'm on a similar wavelength here, TT --- (WARNING SHAMELESS PLUG APPROACHING) --- I wrote a parody called, "ParodyingThisSong'sLikeShoot-ingFishInABarrel".
Tommy Turtle - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Alvin, the Ferlinghetti misspelling was deliberate to stay in the rhyme scheme of "-itty". For that matter, same was done to "confetti". (I think they call that "poetic license" or something.) Can I apply the extra credit to neutralize some bad votes on the lesser efforts?

Agrimorfee, glad the inflection of "alacrity" came through. It's been very reassuring to this new Turtle to see that one should not underestimate the perceptiveness of Amirighters.

K1, the Turtle thought it mighta seemed kinda cocky even to submit for SOTM after a week here, but will consider. Don't guess anybody ever nominates anyone's else song, huh? (cough cough)

Larry and all, 5s for your time and feedback.
Red Ant - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
What Agrimorfee said as the verses follow an 8/6 syllable count (though you still arrived at 14). Great job hitting the internal rhymes and this time the copy/pasted choruses didn't drag the humor down, so all 5s. I recently did this OS too, but lampooned Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" with it which has close to 100 parody submissions here (this has about 70 now).
Tommy Turtle - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Man, this is a tough crowd, but The Turtle has a hard shell and can take it!

Fair enough on the count split. Check the submission on the next update and see if it suits. Perhaps it will be the final word on Supercal, but not likely.
John Jenkins - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not sure, but I think that maintaining decorum gets you evicted from the sanctum sanctorum of this forum. But this was very clever, and I do like the way you worked in Lawrence Ferlinghitti and confitti.
Stuart McArthur - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
TT - you should also check out a parody to this song written by Jake A Ralphing (ie. Luke) that also, and quite cuttingly, sends up the Amiright love affair with this OS.....Peter: (ahem) (cough) check your SOTM records ;-).....and the "ferlinghitti, confitti, a la crity" made this parody, I thought - good work Tommy - 555
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - February 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Stuart: Sorry, my bad. And come to think about it, those three that placed in the very first SOTM must obviously have done so on first attempt too. :-)

Tommy: Normally I wouldn't suggest to a new writer here to sign up this early, but after this one week you already have more parodies on Amiright than some writers had when they did for the first time, and that mention about having a back catalogue gave away that you're not a NOOB at this hobby of ours.
Phil Alexander - February 04, 2006 - Report this comment
I think what gives this one its appeal is the (occasionally word-mangling) rhymes: very wittily done, master Turtle (tell me, do you know Donatello, Raphael et al?). Especially the Caesar misquote :-)
Tommy Turtle - February 04, 2006 - Report this comment
What a shame that JAR(LB) didn't authorize comments. His Supercal was great! Seems he hasn't submitted here since Dec 05 -- is he still around??

The Turtle loves when writers use rare or unusual meanings of common words, as JARLB did with "lay" in his. (See TT's comment to Johnny D's "Patchmaker, Patchmaker" for another.) And, as per John, Stuart, and Phil, he also loves the taking of creative liberty to make a rhyme beyond the obvious choices or a little outside the envelope (as opposed to those who make poor rhymes because they can't do any better). Hey, if it were easy, anyone could do it, not just Amirighters :-)

Peter, thanks, will look at the rules and consider. Yes, been doing this for years. First song pun I can remember, at around 8 - 9 years old:
Mother Turtle served Dutch Apple pie for dessert (think the difference is a crumb crust instead of the usual lattice or whatever).
Tommy: "Elvis Presley sang a song about this pie."
Mother and Father Turtle: "Huh?"
Tommy: "You Saw Me Crying In Dutch Apple."

Of course, they threw Tommy out of their burrow and onto the street (wouldn't anyone?), leaving him to fend for himself, which explains a lot.
Have to ask you, though, Peter, when am I not NOOB enough to get the explanation of your handle? Been trying to figure it out, but I'm obviously 2 st00p1d 2 d0 s0.

Phil, TUVM. The Turtle prefers "paraphrase" to "misquote", as the former is deliberate whereas the latter sounds like a mistake, but he thinks you knew that he knew the OQ (Original Quote). Yes, the Turtle is quite an art fan, and loves those two, and Michaelangelo and Leonardo as well. Raphael, of course, is best known for doing Madonnna, but then, who hasn't??? Wait a minute -- you're not talking about artists, are you? Are you implying the Turtle is some sort of "mutant"?

Everyone, thanks so much. The trouble with Supercal is it's addictive -- can't get that d**n tune out of my little pea-brain! There is one more version coming whenever the next update happens (has already been submitted). If it isn't the last word on Supercal, don't know what could be.

And now, blushing furiously, if it is not already in use the Turtle would modestly like to propose a new acronym: WITOT, or "Wish I'd Thought Of That", the highest possible compliment that one creator/artist/comedian/lunatic can pay another. It has been the Turtle's frequent response to the brilliance seen equally frequently in this milieu.

Wait a minute, let him tweak that a bit. Make it "WITTY", for "Wish I'd Thought of That Yesterday". It flows better, being a real and applicable word. (Of course, it also stands for "What an Ingenious Tommy Turtle, Yes!)

Back to the burrow...
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - February 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Howdy doody! I've veered off my usual parody writing habits as I tended to always hone in on the latest Eminem tune and painstakingly spend hours on end matching up as many syllables as possible over other responsibilities such as 'university study', 'employment' and 'basic personal hygiene'. I updated that Super parody here, WITH comments enabled:

Loved your work, by the way. In case you haven't noticed, I am a sucker for feminine rhyming. I'm off to see if you've done any other works! Here's what I'm up to nowadays since breaking free of my obsessive parody writing:,10115.msg440425.html#msg440425
Phil Alexander - February 06, 2006 - Report this comment
It must feel very odd addressing all your quotes in the third person (unless, I guess, you happen to be the sort of person who normally speaks that way. The Phil isn't, though)... just as an aside, I generally use the term "misquote" over "paraphrase" in much the same way as "plagiarize" rather than "research"... I implying that The Turtle is a mutant? Well, let's just say I don't know any genetically-pure turtles who write parodies ;-)
Tommy Turtle - February 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Jake, howdy... saw your "opus", always love learning new words , e. g. "shite"! Great one-worder on your profile, "paradoxymoron". Original?? Also, I posted an answer to the question you asked under "Mathematical Pi" (Double E doing Don McLean) almost a year ago -- surprised no one else did... I'm a sucker for anything feminine, including rhymes; but submitting one tonight (post Tue. 7 Feb) to the effect of not gonna get suckered any more. And know what you mean about neglecting working, eating, sleeping, etc. for this more critical activity...

Phil, The Turtle dicates, I just type. Have you ever tried using a keyboard with your flippers?..... So, maligning all this "research" we (Tommy and I) did, after I plugged your "Apostrophitis" term and songs under AFW's "We Right the Songs"? Talk about ingratitude! And then, to top it off, you questioned Tommy's breeding, dinja?
Phil Alexander - February 07, 2006 - Report this comment
A plug for apostrophitis? I suppose it's one possible cure... sorry, missed it, but thanks anyway. BTW, did I get around to saying "welcome"? It's always a bit of a buzz greeting a new face who seems to fit right in straightaway.
Tommy Turtle - February 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Alexander the Great, thanks for the welcome; glad you enjoy TT's work, and hope you never get your Phil of it... If this face (beak?) "fit(s) right in", it's scary to think of what you guys look like....

Was "dinja" too subtle or obscure?

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