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Song Parodies -> "The Pokemon Go Anthem"

Original Song Title:

"Poisoning Pigeons in the Park"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"The Pokemon Go Anthem"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Here is my tribute to Pokemon Go and all of the crazy dangerous issues that players get into with this game...
Geeks will cheer
Butterfrees appear
Made-up critters are filled with fear
Up on your roof we will climb
So they're near and we'll cling
Sandshrew, Raichu, Geodude
More balls we'll fling
At these things on our phone screens
All of your games are mundane
Ours are obscene!

All... us... nerds... are such loons
As we wreck ancient tombs
Since we're searching for Slowpokes in the shrine
We're up high on the trees
Splat when there's a breeze
When we're picking off Pidgeys in the pines

Into pits we're jumping
To catch us a Mr. Mime
But when those gators eat us
You think it's a waste of time
It might not seem bright
To go risk our dang lives
When we're zipping towards Zubats in the zoo-oo-ooo-do-do-do-do-do-oooo....

We've acted defiantly
And should seek psychiatry
Because Pokemon delighted me
With this game...
Screamed way too excitedly
Not a lack of sobriety
It's a healthy rivalry
Until we are maimed
When we're out on this Anime Mission
We'll find a gym at the... mortician's!!!

Betttttteeerrrrr run straight from bees
When you're playing with me
As we dig out a Diglett in that ditch!
We're beaten and bruised
When a Squirtle's in view
Or we're blasting a Blastoise on a bridge!

Gotta catch 'em all
Though blood splatter's a detriment
We'll catch Pikachu
Till dead phones kill our merriment
We'll smash through your cabbage patch
While grasping a Rapidash
A whole bunch of weirdos
Are snaring that Spearow
Might wind up in prison with this app!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   9

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Rob Arndt - November 23, 2016 - Report this comment
555 more mishaps while using this app blindly!
Peter Andersson - November 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Security code's 5FU so obviously 5s For U. But haven't all you players caught them all yet? There's still some on the loose? :-)
Rob Arndt - November 23, 2016 - Report this comment
As of Aug 2016, there have been reported thousands of accidents playing this game and at least 2 people have died (1 in US shot to death in a SF park and 1 in Japan hit by a driver playing the game). In Taiwan, a hunt for a Snorlax caused mobs to flood streets!
John Lomain - November 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Funny parody. The Pokemon games are fun, I've played some of them, but I haven't tried and don't get the appeal of Go as it seems to remove the immersiveness of it being its own world
Abbott Skelding - December 03, 2016 - Report this comment
my foray in the Pokemon Go fad was late and short lived...but this was a very fun parody. You used the Pokemon names to great effect. Maybe my only (tiny) nitpick, is that I'm kind of a stickler for changing rhymes of the original changing the lines to not rhyme with "park" kinda stood out for me (in a not good way). Other than that, excellent job!
Agrimorfee - December 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Funny how Abbott does not find direct changes to rhymes appealing. I oftentimes find keeping original rhymes can be a can be hard to think outside the box. Points to Matty for pursuing the parody that way (better than I could have).
bobpiecheese - December 06, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I really wish I could play this game, being a Pokemon fan who could use the exercise. Alas, my phone is five years old and can't run it. Still, I've got stories from my brother and fantastic parodies like this to tide me over. I loved how you referenced enough Pokemon without coming off as a list parody. 555 wasted Pokeballs!
Max Power - December 06, 2016 - Report this comment
The game does sound interesting as long you don't get yourself hit by a car.

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