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Song Parodies -> "Reverend Green With The Spanner In The Hall?"

Original Song Title:

"London Calling"

Original Performer:

The Clash

Parody Song Title:

"Reverend Green With The Spanner In The Hall?"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

In true whodunnit style, the real criminal is not revealed until the very last line.........Listen to the Original Song here......................This makes sense if you know the game Cluedo (in America it's called "Clue" and the victim is Mr Boddy, not Doctor Black)

London calling!
I'm the dude from "The Bill"
We hear Doctor Black
has got himself killed

Mustard, walk me the gruesome scene
Come outa the cupboard
please Reverend Green

Someone's bawling
"Of course it weren't me"
Mrs White complained just a
bit hesitantly

"I'm too boring.
I'm as dull as a mouse"
Scarlet declared
in her see-through blouse

Professor Plum's fumbling
He's scared he'll get nicked
Show me the weapon
Just one thanks, not six
Where did it happen?
What, noone knows where?
We ALL better walk
...n'see who's the fibber"

Now we're walking
through the Library backdoor that Miss Peacock
disinfecting the floor?

Secret Passage!
can you grab me a torch?
Why is Colonel Mustard
dismantle-ing the porch?

In the Ballroom,
and it's not beyond doubt,
but while we were walking
I figured something out

Hunch is forming
and I'm sure that I'm right
Sit down you lot
it'll BE a long night

It's QUITE elementary
T'was Sunday at dawn
Windows were open
there's dew on the lawn
The candlestick's dent was
a misleading clue
coz I have just solved the
Announcing the killer...

[** nervous gasps as the suspects await the announcement **]

Concisely, I'll sum up
the whole episode
Scarlet!...The Study!
and Rope!
so that's who I'm nicking
The rest can depart
Miss Scarlet, get in the
n'drive to the river

[** muffled grunts and groans from the car **]

[** in an office a phone rings and...GASP!...Dr Black answers it! **]

"Who IS THIS?"

London Calling
It worked like a treat!
Miss Scarlet put out
she's certainly on heat!

I'll re-pay you
for the capsules of blood
And you're off the hook
for the thousands of dud...

scripts you're scrawling

"The Bill" is a long-running, genre-defining UK police show, in which the expression "you're nicked" means "you're arrested"

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AFW - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Most entertainingly construed, and Clue-d, Dude!
McKludge - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Much better than the movie.
I tried my own clue a few months back
Matthias - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Heh, heh, heh... I would have done the same. Miss Scarlet was a babe!!!
Jack Wilson - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Love the OS, and this.5s
TJC - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent story telling and novel `board-game-gone-all-verite-on-our-lasses` concept... so many great lines but if forced to pick just one, it would have to be: `I`m too boring. I`m as dull as a mouse` Scarlet declared in her see-through blouse\\'!
John Jenkins - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
So the larcenous act was done with the poker, and not the rope? Clever humor and clever plot.
alvin - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
"clue" meets the clash...gotta love it...i was slayed the amiright site.......with this solved
Kristof Robertson - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment was Doctor, I mean Senor Aubergine in the toolshed with a wet platypus! I think.....lovely stuff, Stu; you're anything but Clueless. 555
stuart mcarthur - November 12, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks AFW andf McKludge (just checked yours out!)

thanks Matthias - the Johanssen one too ;-)

thanks Jack and TJC

Yes, she got the point in the end, JJ (as James Bond might have said)

thanks alvin and Kristof - Senor Aubergine must have photos - he never gets nicked (and those wet platypus bill marks you'd expect would make it a no-brainer)
Agrimorfee - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
(Dec) Got the spirit of the game to a T, with an intense build up of suspense. Very nice, Stu!
Matthias - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
(Dec) Still genius story telling Stuart!!!
Below Average Dave ( - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
(Dec) Certainly an unexpected ending. . .it was interesting no doubt, and that song - - I believe that is the first time I've heard that song, I don't recognize it. . .at any rate--good parody, particularly with the topic that was drawn.
bobpiecheese - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Dec 2.0) You sick freak! Well done Stu!
Kristof Robertson - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Dec 2.4) See above....liked this a lot, Stuey.
Phil Alexander - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Thought I'd commented on this.. some wonderful subs (especially the varied "live by the river" endings)
Jeff Reuben - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I didn't have a clue until the end :) Good timing, as this song was in the news recently for someone who got arrested singing it in an airport. Great ending.
Arwen - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Decathlon...I've already cursed you for stealing my game, Stu...(not to mention my slutty Scarlet)...but this is fabulous. =)
Jack Wilson - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
See above
Mikey Squirrel - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
DEC- Very well done on one of my fave board games. And I loved the twist ending. Very funny stuff, Stu.
Matthias - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome parody, awesome OS, awesome idea, and... awesome... sex? This was really great, and I've always loved the game.
Max Power - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Invisible Boy - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment me this one had it all. A clever and unique idea, great execution and a surprise ending. I loved it.
bobpiecheese - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4-R) See above! Still awesome!
Guy - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC-R) When I first started reading this I was "Clueless". I got a clue by the end. Well done Stu. Used to play this game a lot as a lad.
Red Ant - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
My first visit to this parody, and, believe it or not, hearing this OS. I LOVED "Clue", it's one of the best movies ever. The guilty party here?: it's Stu McArthur, on amIright, with the parody. =) 555.
Below Average Dave - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
My opinion on this one is already posted Stu;)
Mikey Squirrel - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
ABC- I absolutely love Clue (game and movie) and you paid perfect tribute to it here. Very well done, Stu.
Jack Wilson - May 15, 2008 - Report this comment
See above,twice

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