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Song Parodies -> "Great Joke"

Original Song Title:

"Payphone"

Original Performer:

Maroon 5

Parody Song Title:

"Great Joke"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

Part of my "Shine Brighter" self-challenge. Don't you just hate it when you hear something fantastically funny, then when you go to tell someone else you completely forget it? This is a parody about that. Enjoy!
I heard a great joke, from this funny bloke
You'll laugh your face off, it's the truth
I'd tell it to y'all, but I'd get it wrong
I can't remember past line two

Yeah, I'm surprised it's hard to remember
Because it filled me with glee
Wish I had a pen and paper
At least a good memory
I should've asked where he read it
In a joke book or online
Could've been Facebook or Reddit
So stupid not to write down

Just plain slipped my mind
Might stay up all night
Think hard and I might
Recall the punchline
May not help that much
It needs the set-up to make sense, that's right

I heard a great joke, but cause I'm a dope
Stuck in my brain it failed to do
I wish I could call the guy it came from
Don't have his number, now I'm screwed
I swear, once you have heard this awesome jest
You'll laugh so hard, it will hurt your chest
Can't believe that I could be so thick
Not to ask the source of that joke, shit
Oh

If I see that guy tomorrow
Repeat that joke of legend
If he forgot it, then oh no
It's off to a search engine
I'll search for some big keywords like
"Monkey" or "kumquat" or "fair"
Those words are all I recall
But without the context, I doubt

They make any sense
How was I so dense
To not get a pen
And write down this jest?
I think that a butt
Was involved, but what it did, I forget

I heard a great joke, I'm not blowin' smoke
This thing was real, I swear it, dude
It would make you plotz, least it would if not
For the fact I forgot it, true
I can remember little random bits
At one point there was a pink cactus
I wish all these cherry-picked snippets
Would help me recall what the joke is
Swear it was a great joke

Man, what was it?
It's a shame, it was really funny
Now I'm sittin' here scribb-l-ing
Random words, tryin' to come up with somethin'
That could spark my mem'ry
But so far, I have got nothin'
And my Google search has not helped to solve this puzzle
Wow, I've really built this joke up
I hope when I recall it
That this really awesome joke
Isn't a whatchacallit
Anticlimax, that'd hurt
After all of my stallin'
Shit, buildin' up for some lame wit
Still, I'm wrackin' my brain, goin' through ev'ry thought
Patience won't run out, this will not be for nought
I will see laughs galore, I need another hint or four
Someone's pulled up, who's that in the door?
It's my funny mate! He'll know what I'm lookin' for
I'mma ask him up front, I've got no time to wait
You need to hear this joke, buddy

Hey, what was that joke that you told me, bro?
It slipped my mind, so help me, dude
Where did it come from? Some online forum
Was it your ass it came from, ew?
I won't calm down until you answer this
Tell me what it was, don't be a dick
Wait, what was that - you have forgotten it?
Guess now we'll never know, ain't that just shit?
Man, it was a great joke...

The most difficult part of this song to parody? Wiz Khalifa's verse. Why? HE BARELY RHYMES ANYTHING! Gah.

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Matthias - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Not bad... Wish you would end this song with the actual great joke but still not bad.
Charnstar - June 08, 2014 - Report this comment
AGH! Such an anticlimax! Cumquats and monkeys and fair? Oh my! Pretty funny, even if we never get to hear this joke....
Agrimorfee - June 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Reminds me of scenes of movies or Tv where a character is in the process of telling a joke and you only get to hear the out of context punchline. I would say this is better than some of your other "simple idea stretched out to its maximum potential" works.
Blaydeman - June 16, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) I thought this was good and I'm glad we never get to hear "the joke" because that is the joke of the parody. THis made me laugh because we've all been there. Simple idea, but this one works for me.
Abbott Skelding - June 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm on the fence if this one works for me or not. I understand that not knowing is the joke, but it would have been nice to hear it at the end (even if it was some lame knock knock joke or something)...but then again, a lot of the snippets/clues were pretty funny in themselves. So after all that, I think you did a solid job with this. Good job!

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