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Ben Folds Five

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The Lyrics

About a stand-up comedian who is out of touch with the times.
Next, right up here on our stage
Come, take it away
His gig has been all the rage
New York to L.A.
Hear him crack his gags, put up with boos
The crowds unruly thanks to all of the booze
He will string them all along
Hear his...jokes

The things that he talks about
Never really happened
All the "spades, kikes, wops and spics"
Never really happened
Perpetuating how people act dumb
His gags treat certain individuals like scum
Timing's always number one
With ethnic...jokes

He will never write some new ones
He needs to write him some new ones, some better ones, some better ones

"The mick and jew who crossed the road..."
("Where is my rim shot?")
"The polack who licked a toad..."
("Where is my rim shot?")
Didja hear the news this week?
Used these lines for years and years
Was no secret
No one really spoke up 'bout the angered, disgruntled jeers
"They're just...jokes"

He won't write any new ones
Never write some PC stuff
Some clever ones
No clever ones

"Hey man, I know where you live!"
One shouted from back there
Will he never learn some moral-- scruples?
Does he know those lines are dead?
Stop your tasteless jokes!
But old ones are all that's in his head,
Please don't do ethnic jokes (I'm just sayin'!)
You're really not going to last long, Word Police holds fast (I'm just sayin')
(Please stop tellin')Those old... jokes

Copyright 2014, Agrimorfee.

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 5

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Matthias - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
This parody reminds me a lot of the character Pierce from Community who enjoys telling racist jokes even though everybody tells him not to. This was racist but not in any way that's to one race or another so it's totally fine and I'm glad that you at least didn't drop the N-Bomb.
Abbott Skelding - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I agree with Matty that this was offensive...without being offensive (if that makes sense). You aren't using the non-PC terms, the crappy, out-of-touch comedian in the story is. The pacing was pretty solid but there weren't a lot of laugh out loud moments for me. Nice work, though.
Glen S - February 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Criticism of ethnic jokes in parody form. As a fellow parody writer, I appreciate what you did here, Agri. I forgot how detailed you can be with ideas and criticisms in parody form. My favorite line was 'The things that he talks about/Never really happened'
bobpiecheese - February 25, 2014 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This guy may have failed as a comedian, but he inspired a whole generation of ignorant a-hole's on Youtube, Tumblr and basically any website with a comment section. This wasn't your funniest work, but still fantastically written, easy 555!
Blaydeman - February 25, 2014 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I'm going to agree with the consensus here and say that while not your funniest work, it's still a masterfully written piece. Very tongue-in-cheek type humor. I really appreciate the direction you went with this parody.
Max Power - February 25, 2014 - Report this comment
What's the deal with airline food? *cricket remains silent* I'll just go...

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