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Song Parodies -> "I Am Really Bad At Hurdles"

Original Song Title:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Theme"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"I Am Really Bad At Hurdles"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I think the title is pretty self-evident as to what this parody's about. Kinda like how it's obvious what a comic/show/film called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is going to involve in some capacity. Enjoy!
I am really bad at hurdles
Never been real good at hurdles
So completely crap at hurdles
Always catch my foot then
Hurtle downward

'Fraid it's so, I'm no mean, lean sports machine
Try to leap these things, seems I always trip
With my feet or my shin, hard hit makes it bleed
Whack into the next hurdle, it stings
And likely I'll follow through
Hit ev'ry hurdle, few folks fail like I do
"So if you suck at it, then why do you
Keep jumping?" It's because I'm forced to

Ev'ry year goes, it's Sports Day at school
And I can't opt out of it, I'm not allowed to
"Show team spirit" or some bollocks, what that crap means to me
Is I'm gonna hurt myself inevitably
Shot put I can't throw nor javelins, mind
I've got too much of a belly to jump very high
Can't run far so no batons or track events for me
So I'm stuck with leaping these damnable things

Here I go, attempting hurdles
My toe skimmed another hurdle
Domino effect with hurdles
Must say it hurts like hell
Is it over?

I tagged the artist as "Nickelodeon" because putting "TV theme" or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" seemed wrong somehow. And this parody is kinda based on true events, though I didn't really injure myself (as far as I can recall, anyway) and I did manage to weasel out of participation (I think the key was to say "yes" to the teacher asking if I was going to put my name down for something and then not do it - I say "I think" because of all the things I remember from school, anything involving sports have long since left my mind).

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 11

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Matthias - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Never watched this particular version of the Turtles but it's a better turtle rap than "Go ninja, Go ninja, Go ninja, Go" so there's that and you did a pretty good job with this and I can relate because I suck at sports too.
Jonathan - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I prefer the '80s themesong (because I hate rap) but this parody was good! 5's
Blaydeman - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I've always been alright at sports. Not terrible, but never amazing. I still love to play them. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball; I've played them all at one point or another in my life. I was best at baseball and volleyball though. I did track for a few years, I was mostly a shot and discus thrower, but I got to run a few events every so often. I could do hurtles, but was never great at them. Saw a lot of friends eat it doing it though, so I totally get it. Youch! Short and sweet parody, just like a 100m dash. This parody certainly didn't fall on it's face. Nice work!
Max Power - September 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I'd say plowing right through is the best way to show "team spirit". I suck at sports as well but while some are fun to play, I have more fun watching them though gym time tends to force it on us...
Agrimorfee - October 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I have come to realize that parodies loosely inspired by real life and not DIRECTLY inspired, are funnier and more appealing. Based on your explanatory comments, this parody proves that once again. Nicely done, the rap verse that I wasn't familiar with added meat to the overall concept. 555
Abbott Skelding - October 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Nicely done! You seemed to squeeze every bit of juice out the rapping verses (of which I never heard before), and you can definitely feel the inspiration based on true events. Good job!
Sultan of Silliness - August 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I was never really a fan of teenage mutant ninja turtles TV Show or the movies But I liked your parody!... Except for the fact that it seemed a little longer than the theme. But then I learned that it is a rap song. No wonder! Great job, though! I write song parodies as a hobby. And getting my verses to match each original song is the most challenging part, for me!

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