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Song Parodies -> "The Noodles and Subsequent Madness (Calvin & Hobbes' noodle incident)"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Noodles and Subsequent Madness (Calvin & Hobbes' noodle incident)"

Parody Written by:

Doug Baseball

The Lyrics

Hope the pacings, right;; it seemed 5-6 in some places when i heard, 5-7 others, but the Royal Wedding one goes 5-6 all the way through and almost all said it was perfectly paced, so I went by that. As for C&H, we know the following of the Noodle Incident: Hobbes knows of it, so he was likely there. Calvin thinks Miss Wormwood knows and could tell his mom, so there may be suspicions, yet she hasn't so she doens't know for sure. He claims it wasn't his fault, so it could have grown like this. He says "I wouldn't do "THAT" like it was big or caused something he'd feel was really bad like in the 2nd to last verse. Pepto Bosmol, of course, refers to how Miss Wormwood, in on strip, actually chugged it in class! The furry tribbles from the Star Trek episode referenced melt everyone's heart but Klingon's - who cant' stand them! Enjoy; I did this over about 4 months. This song takes a while to do!
The legend lives on, here in our lovely town,
Of the noodles, and subsequent madness.
Caused by one better known for his stuffed tiger
‘Twas a boy who was known for his badness.

It started one day, in an innocent way,
When this boy asked to go to the bathroom.
He would not be taught, an adventure he sought,
And his mischievous prank it did mushroom.

To a room he snuck, and it was our bad luck,
He found an order requesting noodles,
the princ’pal had made, and then he had mislaid;
and that boy wrote on it and made doodles.

Seems noodles chow mein, many kids did disdain,
But Mr. Spittle found them quite pleasing.
So noodles sought he, from a new company,
Missed the doodles, ‘cause he mailed while sneezing.

Now this noodle firm, they did call to confirm,
Said they weren’t sure it was his handwriting.
He said “okay” too, thought it said just a few.
Never dreaming what he was inviting.

One by one trucks came, more and more of the same,
Noodles leaving the staff nowhere to sit.
Though noone had proof, Miss Wormwood hit the roof
Said “That Calvin has to be behind it.”

The principal called, he said he was appalled,
But o’er the phone, they would not have quibbles.
The staff tried to work, but their minds went berserk,
Like Klingons in “The Trouble With Tribbles.”

Shipments ceased next day, police kept them away,
by then the school was flooded with noodles;
A scribe got this quote, “Rather crash my speedboat,
While being mauled by hordes of wild poodles.”

Well beyond our state, ads told of parties great,
They begeed millions to come party heavy.
Staff had to act fast, for they feared ballots cast,
‘twould be doomsday till their next tax levy.

Visitors got sick, of those noodle so quick,
Sales of chow mein had a crash stupendous.
With pork or in cheese, those noodles could not please,
And in ice cream they were just horrendous.

At our great shindig, people ate like a pig,
As that boy spoke of aliens freaky.
And somehow that child, claimed his tiger ran wild,
And made a great mess of the bar tiki.

The principal scarfed, on the mayor he barfed,
As he looked in vain a bowl to borrow.
Still all said, “Come on, let us party till dawn,”
Like it was some Mardi Gras Bizzaro.

The school raised enough, the cost was not too rough,
Somehow noone wound up losing their jobs.
‘Twas raised buying all stock in Pepto Bismol
It was needed thanks to Calvin and Hobbes.

He’s in college now, and has blogged about how
He once caused the school in noodles to swim.
Townspeople wait some, till back home he will come,
And with water balloons we’ll all pelt him.

Underneath our land, rests a time capsule grand,
Where the noodles lead to stories spooky.
But the staff all fears, that in eighty-plus years,
They’ll open it and think we’re all kooky.

But, for now we’ve sighed, said “At least no one died,
Except for the third grade’s hamster named George.”
The school bell it chimes, ringing ninety-five times,
For the many noodles their pet did gorge.

The legend lives on, here in our lovely town,
Of the noodles, and subsequent madness.
Caused by one better known for his stuffed tiger
‘Twas a boy who was known for his badness.

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 3

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alvin - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
wonderful concept and execution
John Barry - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
You must have had to noodle this for a while. Nice job.
Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Sorry it took me so long to find this one, Doug. Now I can make it "an official Wreck parody" and comment on it. It's been a while since "Calvin & Hobbes" was in the public consciousness, and I don't remember reading the specific incident. But you've got some good rhymes here, which isn't easy with the structure of this song which encourages multisyllabic line-endings. If the incident were more familiar, this would be a lot funnier and I could give it a 5. As it is, based on structure alone I can give it a good rating, if not a great one. Feel free to try again, because this song brings out the best in us -- check out some of the previous Wrecks, especially Spaff's "The Wreck of Ben Affleck and J.Lo" and Johnny D's "The Erection of... " They might still be the two funniest parodies in Amiright history.
Doug Baseball - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks; though just to clarify (because from your wording I'm not sure if you recall) we don't know what the actual incident is; only the things I mention in the opening comments, in separate strips when the incident is mentioned. This is just an educated guess. The stuff of, but I wanted to try my hand at this song, and use my imagination to figure out what it could have been, to make it fit the clues. As for doing another, I don't know when I'll hve time - this took 4 months, as I note, but if something comes into my mind I'll keep working at it to see if it comes out.

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