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Song Parodies -> "Dead Parrot"

Original Song Title:

"Sk8er Boy"

Original Performer:

Avril Lavigne

Parody Song Title:

"Dead Parrot"

Parody Written by:

Two-Faced Goblin

The Lyrics

Customer: This is a parrot
It is now dead
Can I make it any more obvious?
It was once alive,
Now it's passed away
What more can I say?
Owner: That parrot's not dead
'E's just asleep
'E's tired after a prolonged cheep.
C: Don't give me that, mate,
This parrot's snuffed it
I know a dead bird when I see it

C: This is a dead parrot, mate
O: 'E's just asleep, mate
Look at that magnificent plumage!
C: This parrot was once alive
But since then, it's up and died
Won't make a difference moving the cage

C: Half an hour ago
You sold me this bird
Said its lack of life was quite absurd
I got it home
Fed it cuttlefish bone
But that parrot refused to roam
O: 'E's probably pinin' for the fjords
'E's a Norwegian Blue
And that's just part of what they do
C: Pining for the fjords?
What talk is that?
When I got him home, he was flat on his back!

C: This is a dead parrot, mate
O: 'E's just asleep, mate
Look at that magnificent plumage!
C: That parrot rests in peace,
His metabolism has ceased
He wouldn't go if you electrified him!

C: This is a dead parrot, mate
O: 'E's just asleep, mate
Look at that magnificent plumage!
C: That parrot rests in peace,
His metabolism has ceased
He wouldn't go if you electrified him!

C: Look, mate, this parrot is dead
I'll prove it by smacking its head
This is your nine o'clock alarm call!
I must say, I am quite appalled
He's kicked the bucket, he's snuffed it
He's passed on, he's off the twig
This parrot has ceased to be
He should be pushing up the daisies

C: This is a parrot
It is now dead
Can I make it any more obvious?
O: I'll 'ave a look back
I'll 'ave a quick burl
Sorry, mate, we're out of birds

C: This is a dead parrot, mate
Don't tell me he's asleep, mate
There's just no movement in his eyes!
O: I got a slug out back
C: Pray tell, does he talk back?
It's hardly a replacement otherwise.

C: This is a dead parrot, mate
Don't tell me he's asleep, mate
There's just no movement in his eyes!
O: I got a slug out back
C: Pray tell, does he talk back?
It's hardly a replacement otherwise.

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Phil Alexander - January 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff! Shame you couldn't get the "the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there. " line in ;-)

Phil
ChuckyG - January 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I almost didn't approve this, because I thought it was just the sketch cut and pasted verbatem.. but then I noticed it rhymed and appeared to fit the meter of the song.. excellent job..
Billy Florio - January 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Now how many people remember the Monty Python sketch?
Ghetto John - January 17, 2003 - Report this comment
good parody and no i dont remember any monty python sketch, but i do love monty python
neminem - January 18, 2003 - Report this comment
I remember that sketch quite well. Pretty nice job. It's hard fitting one set of words into the timing set by another the way you did. Not perfect, but better than I could do ;-) Nice work.
ZFF - July 13, 2003 - Report this comment
It's good to see someone writing a real parody and not just changing a couple of words in each line like most parodies of this song.
Bob - July 28, 2003 - Report this comment
this is hilarious! I'd heard about Monty Python for a long time and just saw "And now for Something Completely Different" and loved the parrot scene. You did an awesome job putting it to a song!

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