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Song Parodies -> "The 'Nintendo-Wii-Sounds-Stupid' Song"

Original Song Title:

"The Major-General's Song"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"The 'Nintendo-Wii-Sounds-Stupid' Song"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

In English, here. To make pacing easier, 'ASX' is pronounced 'assex', DS and SP have both letters pronounced separately, as does E3. Any other problems, let me know.
Let's face it, the name for Nintendo's new game console really sucks
It's called the Wii, what does it mean, if you can guess, it's down to luck
I guess it's too late now, with that real stupid name we are now stuck
When everybody heard the name, their first response was "What the f***?!"

You won't get a big response if you ask mates to play with your Wii
They'll think "Am I friends with this guy, he wants us to play with his pee!"
So you best not get that console, you might as well get a PS3
Or better yet, stuff both of them and get an Xbox 360

(I'M SORRY, BUT I'M BIASED, 'CAUSE I OWN AN XBOX 360)
(I REALLY THINK IT'S BETTER, 'CAUSE IT HAS A BIGGER MEMORY)
(BUT EVEN THE THIRD PLAYSTATION'S BETTER THAN THAT PIECE OF CRAP THAT'S THE WII)

I may not be an expert on all the current technology
I may not know the diff. between an ASX and an MP3
But then, most people know what names can sound completely stupid, see
There's been a lot of critics 'bout the new console's name change to Wii

(IN SHORT, ALTHOUGH I AM THE ONE TO WRITE THIS SILLY PARODY)
(THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CRITICS 'BOUT THE NEW CONSOLE'S NAME CHANGE TO WII)

While I'm complaining, about the controller I might as well whine
It's a friggin' remote, why a tradition they have to malign
At least it can turn on it's side; be used like a NES pad, that's fine
But it still doesn't feature an anologue stick, how asinine

Most controllers we've seen so far have at least one thumbstick, maybe two
But the Wii remote doesn't even have one, well, that's not quite true
There's a lot of attatchments, one is the Nunchuk, it's a stick "OOH!"
But it doesn't really matter, 'cause the concept still looks like poo

(I WONDER HOW YOU WILL PLAY GAMES WITH THAT REALLY DUMB WII REMOTE)
(IT MAKES ME WANT TO GRAB NINTENDO'S DIRECTOR RIGHT BY THE THROAT)
(AND STRANGLE HIM UNTIL HE DIES, AND THEN I GET TO BUY MYSELF A COAT)

Nintendo has some background when it comes to game technology
The '64 to the Gamecube to their handhelds DS; SP
But ever since they revealed the new name sometime before E3
There's been a lot of critics 'bout the new console's name change to Wii

(I KNOW THERE'S LOTS OF BAD THINGS, BUT MY MAIN POINT IT JUST HAS TO BE)
(THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CRITICS 'BOUT THE NEW CONSOLE'S NAME CHANGE TO WII)

In fact, I can name some people who dislike the name change whatsit
There's the whole video games fanbase but I want to be definite
For one there's iisryan, 'It Is Now Called The Wii' he did submit
Based on Busta Rhymes', 'I Know What You Want' I downloaded it

In the comments, some guy agrees, name is Ovan The Terrible
Okay, there are too many guys, the list is uncomparable
To any other list, to read the whole thing is unbearable
A matter of fact you could say that it is abominable

(IF YOU ARE TRYING TO PACE THIS, SAY THAT BIT EXTREMELY SLOWLY)
(THE ACTOR CAN'T SAY THAT LAST WORD ON THE VERSION ON DVD)
(SO BE CAREFUL AND FOR PACING YOU MIGHT GIVE ME A 5 AND NOT A 3)

I'm glad that parody's over, the original song is tricky
Some parodists have tackled it from Spaff to Cat to Johnny D
BUt now I am just rambling, the main point of this song has to be
There's been a lot of critics 'bout the new console's name change to Wii

(YES, THAT'S THE MAIN TOPIC, THOUGH I'VE GONE OFF TRACK, BUT THAT IS JUST ME)
(THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CRITICS 'BOUT THE NEW CONSOLE'S NAME CHANGE TO WII)
As a side note, this song is in about the same vein as iisryan's song 'It Is Called A Wii', except to a much more well known OS.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 26

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Stephen Harrington - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good, 555. I don't care what they call it myself.
Cat - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
*sob of joy* You mentioned ME in a video game parody...my first-ever shout-out! Anywho, this was very good, you explained it in a way that non-gamers can understand, AND you varied the repetition part, which is more than I can say for Virus Bug Conceivable. Excellent!!
Rex - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Ach, laddie, it be a wii console for a wii price. Nice job of tackling the monsterous Major General.
wannabemustangjockey - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Welcome to the M-G Club. Wii/Us/You/Me/Them is the worst name I've ever heard for a console. Pass it on, pass it up. I do my gaming on the PC. Awkward pacing but hey, it's M-G. I've read worse.
bobpiecheese - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Cat: I just copied from Spaff, with the varied repetition.
Spaff.com - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Sorry I passed this up yesterday, creamcheesepie. Frankly, I knew (and still know) hardly anything about this stuff. But I'll agree with you about "Wii"; is that really the best they could come up with? It's almost as bad as Shiloh. Or Suri. Or Apple. Or - wait a minute - Apple's not that bad for a computerish thing. I wonder if anyone's thought of it.

Anyway. This OS is quite an undertaking, especially when you don't repeat the repeats. Thanx for the shout-out. Paging Johnny D...
Johnny D - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Answering the page of The Mighty Spaff ... I am honored to give this parody its 5th vote, 555! Good job & thanks, conqueror!
Chris Bodily TM - June 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The pacing isn't perfect, but it's quite a clever parody. I know it's a tough song to parody, nevermind because of its tempo and iambic octameter; I should know, I did a parody myself not too long ago, and almost every line is 16 syllables, even the lines that are supposed to be longer than 16 syllables. It's a mostrous song! And you tackled it well. 555
Agrimorfee - June 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm with Red--Not a perfect MG parody, but a 555 for your efforts beyond the range. A plus for having the Response part (where previous lines get repeated) not repeat, and I also enjoyed how you got self-reflexive, complaining how hard it was to write.
Red Ant - June 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Uh, I haven't commented until now. I can tell a lot of work went into this, especially for the choruses. You did a lot more than I could have with this topic, and I agree with you, bobpiecheese, the console name is pretty ridiculous.
Cat - June 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above! Admittedly the pacing is a tad bit iffy, but anyone who does it deserves to be commended, and it's just about near impossible not to use unconventional stressings, as I did myself. Once again, congrats!
Max Power - June 09, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Alright
Confission - June 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)wii didn't start the fire
i hated the new name
so i set the thing aflame yeah, the name blows. what will they think of next? an operating system named ME? a band named HIM? a country named US? a cousin named IT? when doing a parody this long about such a specific subject i think it's a good idea to go off-track. gj
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - June 11, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Not that much into this subject myself but I'll gladly toss some ideas out for the taking: How about USA-for-Africa's "We are the World" as "Wii are the word" or Queens "We will rock you" as "Wii will shock you"?
Rick C - June 14, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Stupid name, good parody. 555
Matthias - June 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Major Modern Gaming Nerd, man this song was so obsurd, and yet it a song that I've heard, about a major modern gaming nerd.... 5'5'5's!!!
LadySavage - June 21, 2006 - Report this comment
It's obvious you have no idea what Nintendo's concept of changing the name to Wii was. Sure, it is a bit stupid, but at least they can think of something a bit more original than PS1 followed by PS2 followed by PS3!! Where's the originality in that?! But anyway, your parody was a little bit iffy on pacing but I will admit it was clever.
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I meant to say Chris...you must have been on my mind, Red. (yikes!) :)
Rex - June 23, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Enjoyed re-visiting this one!
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) nicely done MMG bobpie, and I liked the little stream-of-consciousness diversions into other areas, like Olvan's opinions and the shout-outs - 555
Johnny D - June 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Arwen - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM...not really in the know on the subject matter, but I also have to give credit to those who choose this OS...=) This was fun!
wannabemustangjockey - June 26, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - see above.
Phil Alexander - June 28, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree with the thought that the Wii is a silly name, but it's kind of hard to string out a parody of the length of this OS and keep coming up with new bits (that's why Spaff's Odyssey is such a good choice of subject - there's such a lot of material to work with). Fun, but it was getting rather strained by the end.
bobpiecheese - June 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Phil...that was kinda the point.
NP Chilla - November 14, 2006 - Report this comment
ABSOLUTELY AWFUL. ABOUT AS FUNNY AS AN ARROW THROUGH THE NECK, AND LASTS LONGER AS WELL. IF YOU PETULANTLY DISLIKE A MACHINE JUST COS OF ITS NAME, EVEN THOUGHT COLONIC IRRIGATIONS ARE AS MUCH FUN AS XBOX GAMES AND THE PS3 IS UTTER S**TE, THAT REFLECTS WORSE UPON YOU THAN ANYONE ELSE.

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