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Song Parodies -> "Jungle Cruise"

Original Song Title:

"Hardware Store"

Original Performer:

Weird Al Yankovic

Parody Song Title:

"Jungle Cruise"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I was talking to my crew the other day, and we decided that The Jungle Cruise is pretty much the only ride at Disney World that doesn't have a song to go along with it. So... I fixed that problem.
[Robotic animal noises]

I got tired (tired) of working at this park
I lost the spark (spark) that I had when I embarked here
I was losing my mind until Disney was so kind
To give me a different use

They said, “Hey, Kid you’ve got a lot of spunk
We’re gonna move you to Magic Kingdom give you a ride to work it
Since you didn’t flunk and the boat’s not sunk
Go buy yourself brown shoes (shoes)”

Since then I’ve been telling lame jokes (jokes)
“These elephants spray the boat and you will get soaked”
“It’s the backside of water so we need to backstroke”
Until my voice is hoarse and through

And this boat I get to go and drive
If it’s crashing (crashing) the manager will arrive
But so far so good, cause nobody has died
At least not in my skipper crew

Watch those crates (watch out) watch those crates (watch out)
You fall, I laugh and then get fired
I working (yes I’m) working, I’m now working at the
Working at the (Jung)-le, I’m working, really working at the
Working (Jung) Working at the (Jung) Oh yes, I’m working at the…

[More robotic animal noises]

“In the Amazon you’ll see some butterflies
Their wingspan can range from 12 inches to a whole foot
And there right up ahead is Inspiration Falls
Starring inspires to you go… and rush”

“The Congo river is full of danger and trolls”
“And… Congo-lines at parties, but this one looks really kinda dead”
“See that python, he swallows children whole”
“And on me he has a crush”

“Apes helped me break camp, but everything’s in piles”
“And the Nile River goes on for Niles, and Niles”
“I taught this elephant to speak you are beguiled”
“Now do it in Swahili”

“My crew’s teaching us the lesser known law”
“Survival of the fastest, with a rhino no draw”
“I guess they’ll get the point, in the end”
“Don’t all of you agree?”

Hear my puns (hear them) hear my puns (oh groan)
You think these are bad, there’s much in store
You’re groaning (hear you) groaning, You’re groaning at the
Groaning at the (Jung)-le you’re groaning, really groaning at the
Groaning (Jung) you’re groaning at the (Jung) oh yes, You’re groaning at the

You’re groaning (hear you) groaning, You’re groaning at the
Groaning at the (Jung)-le you’re groaning, really groaning at the
Groaning (Jung) you’re groaning at the (Jung) oh yes, You’re groaning at the

These animals are all robots…
They’ve got…

Shirley’s Temple
Some headhunters
Ginger Snaps
And boats that sputter
Angry rhinos
Crazy winos
Messy apes
Pygmy albinos
Jeep Turnovers
Monkey barrels
This Land Rover
Soundless Handguns
Police Handcuffs
Bumble Bees and Four-Leaf clovers
Spooky tunnels
Goofy skippers
Giant pythons
Got the shivers
Airplane crashers
Washed up shippers
There’s boneheads, but there’s no strippers
Base camp trashing
Tons of smiles
Rocks of Limestone
Lack of Cologne
Hungry lions
Storms and Cyclones
Need a lighter? Here’s a Zippo
Scary Anti-Aircraft Hippos
Noises looping
None are pooping
Tiger Woods inside a Limo
Tourist foxes
Hefty diamonds
Care to hock this?
Mean hyenas
Eaten zebras
When you won’t laugh it’s like the clock’s stiff
Chief Namee: Shrunken Head seller
Whisky barrels from Walt’s cellar
Chirping crickets
Fast Pass tickets
Stinky Jungle Boots and Sneakers
There’s waterfalls
Squeeze-Play sprayers
Shower hoggers
Filled boats in layers
Skipper trainers
Now “Get Off My Boat” and “See you later”

It’s so great (yes it’s) It’s so great (oh yeah)
While most job’s here are just like a chore
I’m working (yes I’m) working, I’m a-working at the
Working at the (Jung)-le, I’m working, Hardly working at the
Working (Jung) I’m working at the (Jung) oh yes, I’m working at the

I’m working (yes I’m) working, I’m a-working at the
Working at the (Jung)-le, I’m working, Hardly working at the
Working (Jung) I’m working at the (Jung) oh yes, I’m working at the

I’m working (yes I’m) working, I’m a-working at the
Working at the (Jung)-le, I’m working, Hardly working at the
Working (Jung) I’m working at the (Jung) oh yes, I’m working at the

[Even more robotic animal noises]

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 17

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 4   1
 5   14

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Agrimorfee - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) And it's good to see that you survived this ordeal as 2nz did. The question remains as to which one will get the 5pts (assuming no other entries surpass these 2). What an original idea! Wonderful punnery, which I had to read twice to get many of...sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes not.
Invisible Boy - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
What !!! strippers ? This was Matty all the way. TMPTM (too many puns to mention)
TJC - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment! A truly funny mega-distillation of the whole Disney (ob)scene and a fine match for the truly frenetic OS...
LilCABOcakes - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Marquis Matthias, >>CABO-ONE
Glen S - November 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome, Matt. I focused on 'singability' for the philibuster, but the amount of material that you were able to fit in relative to your subject matter is crazy impressive. My hope is that between the two of us, we have already proven that this song is NOT parody suicide. Looking forward to butting heads with you, using my head butt on your butt-head. Good luck protecting your sleeping zebra.
Rex - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Enjoyed cruising through this one. Excellent work.
Max Power - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Jungle of 5ives
Agrimorfee - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This might get the 5pts here, too.
Jason - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I liked it. Good job.
Peter Andersson - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
From this I sure learned that there must be more to Disney World than meets the eye of the tiger...
Guy - November 16, 2008 - Report this comment
The ref of "12 inches to a whole foot" for some reason made me LOL. You did a lot of work on this one Matt. Never heard the OS but I did play it to your lyrics. Must say it moves across rather rapidly. Your laundry list of, what exactly I'm not quite sure must have taken some time to perfect - but you lost me with "soundless handguns and police with handcuff. Huh???
Matthias - November 16, 2008 - Report this comment
"Soundless Handguns" are referred to when the fake guns they give us don't fire and although you hear a clicking noise because of the pulled trigger it's supposed to have a "Boom" sound effect to it... That's what I was referring to with that line. The "Police Handcuffs" line was just included because "Handcuffs" rhyme with "Handguns"
bobpiecheese - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Wait, wait, work at Disneyland? Cool. Anyways, this was absof*ckin' awesome, in the true Matthias way (whatever that is, besides the required stripper reference). 555 broken robot animals for you!
Below Average Dave - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
The Hardware Store battle is on I see, I give you the edge on overall comedy, and 2nz the edge on the list part of the song. My only (very minor) thing is a lot of your list are not animals, which is how you introduced the list, but like I said minor--very well done, now I must sit back and weigh you VS 2nz. . .it's going to be tough VERY good job on this one.
EmiLoca - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I can tell a lot of work went into this one! Having just recently had a Disney World vacation with the family, I recognize a lot of these puns. :-D Thanks for the memories and a QUICK read!
Gianni Parmesiani - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM)- Ah..childhood memories of Disney. But, wait, I don't remember all that!? Fun stuff.
bobpiecheese - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Below Average Dave - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
This real easy. . .See Above
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
fun to read again...see above
Red Ant - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
My first visit on the Jungle Cruise. Fun stuff!
Silver Power - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Awesome parody, the list was amazing, as well. 5s.
Mark Scotti - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) - a cruise i never want to end. LOL!
Guy - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment

My second "ride" (See my comment above) on this amusement park feature is just as enjoyable as my first and especially now that I know what the ref "soundless handguns and police with handcuff" is about.
Agrimorfee - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) On the road again...
bobpiecheese - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) See above (again)!
Leo Keough - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(J/K) Massive project here and it seemed well executed!...555!!!...Unfortunately, I've never been to a Disney theme park, so I think a lot of the humor was lost on me.
Below Average Dave - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) My opinion is one that has not changed on this one.
Red Ant - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Just as good the second time around.

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