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Song Parodies -> "It Must Be Elmo"

Original Song Title:

"Emo Kid"

Original Performer:

Adam & Andrew

Parody Song Title:

"It Must Be Elmo"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I never heard the original song before until I was challenged by Matthias to do my dirty work on it. For those of you who are like me (i.e., born before 1985), here's a video:
(Big Bird:)
Dear Snuffy—
I’m apoplectic!
This life shouldn’t happen to a bird
They never pay me enough to perform, sing and dance at the Sesame Street Live concerts
It sucks, because I never get to sing my biggest songs
Like “Everyone Makes Mistakes So Why Can’t You” and
“Bird House In Your Soul” and of course,
And it doesn’t help that they always rely on that little monster twerp
That little 3 1/2 year-old, you know
He’s stolen the show…

This is Elmo’s World, as childlike as can be
You can join in Elmo’s crew
Just come along with me!
He’ll open his e-mails and go from place to place
Do you love Elmo enough? Do you have what it takes?
To some a creep, and to some just a drag
It’s just pre-school education
Packed in a little bag
So if you want some kicks
Among you little tykes
It’s Elmo who gives paroxysms of delight

La-la-la-ing in red fur coat
It must be Elmo
He jumps around with orange big nose
It must be Elmo

He laughs and he dances for the whole home team
He asks a questions everyday for his goldfish Dorothy
He asks the same questions to babies, would you believe?
His house looks like Crayola, wow
He’s on 5 times a week
Dancing and feeding Dorothy are his hobbies
I can’t get my son’s attention while he is watching
Hypnotized by TV?
I guess he’s having fun
Look, a doggy and a kitty!
Dad says, “Nope not another one!”

All his yelping can get your goat
It must be Elmo
Who takes over the episodes?
It must be Elmo
May be annoying but that’s the way it goes
It must be Elmo
Muppet’s a star, with all the popular votes
It must be Elmo

I started watching this
It was just a lark
But now it’s got a-hold of me
Making me crazy, and puckering my lip
Stretching all my powers,
Resist this mystery…
La la la la all the way!

He has many guests in this simple construction
Counting animals and giving cutesy instruction
He just love to be tickled by all the kiddy masses
Hey now, here’s a direct
From the PBS brasses
Get this guy cheap, name of David Lee Roth
He’ll be singing “Hot For Elmo” in a video takeoff
Before his show goes, you’ll be singing alike
Is this song an earworm? Whoa you got that right!

His fur is all red, he jumps like a pogo
It must be Elmo
Got paint box and plays (his) pre-school piano
It must be Elmo
He is so kind, and he loves Mr. Noodle
It must be Elmo
Come on dear friends, bring it on home
It must be Elmo

(Big Bird, again:)
Well, Snuff, I just don’t get it, you know?
Back in the day, Sesame Street was more mellow, right?
We were groovy guys!
But, I guess, it’s the 2000s
Mind you, there’s still an attitude about Bert and Ernie being gay
It’s all about short attention spans nowadays…
I don’t know, Snuffy
Sometimes I miss being the Street’s big celebrity
You’re my best friend…
Huh! Adios!
Copyright 2008, Agrimorfee.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 15

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 5   14

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Jason - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Lol, pretty good. 545.
Matthias - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
It must be Elmo! (Heh, heh, heh!) That was a great title sub!
Stephen Harrington - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Good idea for the OS. 5s
TJC - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
This one tickled me, truly!
Below Average Dave - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Very creative Agri, though the OS I have to admit was new for me.
Jason - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) As per my first comment
Matthias - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome parody, and very challenging OS to parody, because the OS is already so funny! But you did a great job with this one. Some of the lines seemed a bit off pace, but other than that this was a great, great parody.
Max Power - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Peter Andersson - May 15, 2008 - Report this comment
First ever parody for the artist(s) according to the zero in the URL and I don't see any links to CDs on the right so I gotta ask; is this the first ever amiright parody of a song exclusively made for YouTube? It was a good parody but I'm curious since that might make it historical too in a weird sense that I don't really find the right words for right now. :-)
Phil Alexander - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Couldn't stand the OS - it kept getting in the way of this: some great subs and chuckleworthy rather than out-and-out funny.
Below Average Dave - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This OS was so, odd. I mean, so odd, It wasn't that it was annoying but the lyrics were really, well, I didn't appreciate them, and I'm not 'emo' at all. . .anyhow, that said, your parody is easily an improvement over the original, partially because your lyrics did not suck. Funny, though I'm not up on the Elmo knowledge, so it was more educating me on Sesame Street than it was laugh worthy, still an interesting read--I sometimes wonder where you find your musical endeavors, your taste is extremely unique, in a good way--it keeps you interesting.
Kristof Robertson - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Insanely original, and to an OS that is very challenging. You've done a fine, fine job here, Ag. 555
Agrimorfee - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Dave: for me personally, I blame it on Sesame Street, but blame Matthias entirely for this one.
bobpiecheese - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, Elmo's World! La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, Elmo's World! The pacing was tight, twas funny too! That's 555!
Guy - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM-Apr-08) So sesametric. You are a better person than I, Agri for tackling this cookie monster. Fine job here.
Guy - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM-Apr-08) So sesametric. You are a better person than I, Agri for tackling this cookie monster. Fine job here.
Red Ant - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember hearing this OS a while back. Kudos for taking it on and doing such a good job with it, Aggy. I'm pretty much oblivious to all things Elmo, though I did get a good laugh from the "He’ll be singing “Hot For Elmo”" line.
Mikey Squirrel - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- Interesting OS, and very funny parody. I love all the references to Sesame Street, and how it's changed. Good job, Agri.
Agrimorfee - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
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