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Song Parodies -> "Underground Loo"

Original Song Title:

"Runaround Sue"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Underground Loo"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Will's parody to this song reminded me of a parody I wrote nineteen years ago, after visiting a place in Romania, called Turda (while on a coach holiday to Russia). I had to touch it up a bit as I didn't know "Runaround Sue" well enough at the time to make an accurate parody, but this is a true story...
Here's my story, sick but true
About a place that I went to
And though it may sound quite absurd-a
Appropriately, it was called Turda

Sniff! Sniff! Ooooooooh
Sniff! Sniff! Ooooooooh
Sniff! Sniff! Ooooooooh
(repeated behind lyric)

The driver pulled in, he opened the door
The smell hit us, we all went "Phooooar"
He said "Now listen what I'm telling you
A-keep away from the underground loo"

But we had to see this pongy old place
The smell was so thick, it was almost a taste
Holding our noses and our breath too
We went to see that underground loo

But what we saw there when we looked all around
In that unhygenic hole underground
No cubicles, nowhere to sit
Guess you gotta squat when you shit

There's more: we were told by a guy who knows
When they flush it, the floor overflows
So don't stay in there - here's what you do
Get the Hell out of that underground loo

Yet more: a heatwave had left them bereft
There was no water for flushing left
They'd sprinkled fragrant soap, to cover the smell
But believe me, it was higher than Hell

Here's the moral and the story from the guy who knows
The smell is bad, and that smell still grows
Ask any fool who's been in there too, they'll say
Keep away from that underground loo

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 10

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   8

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Guy DiRito - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
This song stinks up three 5's. Well done.
Melhi - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Ewww. I'm guessing they left "fetid crap hole" out of the description in the travel brochure, then? Was there at least a Festering Cesspool Souvenir Shop selling "I descended into the bowels of hell and all I got was this lousy T-shirt" T-shirts? Funny parody -- sorry to hear it's a true story.
Michael Pacholek - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
For this song I thank you, I'll stay out of the loo, Romaine! Now THIS was a good job redoing "Runaround Sue!"
Billy Florio - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
good job
Claude Prez - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I agree with Guy; this stinks.
TVOD - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I agree that it stinks as well, because of the subject and content. - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Philbo: This makes me need to go "number five." Anecdote: One time in Italy, one of my roommates rushed into a train station restroom with diarrhoea (the kind that's so bad you spell it with an "o"). It turned out to be one of those holes in the ground masquerading as a public WC. Without going into too much detail, let's just say he missed the mark. And then discovered there was no TP left.
Phil Alexander - September 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Spaff... no shit? (sorry, couldn't resist that one)... and guys, if you think this one stinks, I guess that means I must have got the message across.
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 01, 2003 - Report this comment
In my hometown thereīs an old abondoned silver mine from the 1600s, only open for tourist etc. Down on the 60 meters level thereīs a 10-15 meter long side tunnel called "the shithouse tunnel", cos workers back then wasnīt allowed to go to the surface for #1-2. I can imagine the smell there must have been something like desribed here. (And they werenīt allowed to dump it in the sublevel waters, cos they held a couple of underground stables and used such water for both humans and horses, so someone must have gotten the task of carrying the stuff up. I canīt imagine a shittier job than that. :-)
Guy - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC 'U') I read it again and it still stinks. Restoring my 555 vote.
Agrimorfee - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good stuff, Maynard.
Johnny D - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Lovely! Now please do "Under-Loo" for ABBA's "Waterloo".
Phil Alexander - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
..well, JD, I've done this one: - will that do?
Johnny D - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Your "Portaloo" parody is great, but I still would like to see you flush out a parody of the same tune called "Under-Loo", in-keeping with the theme of this parody here....why not? ;-)
Rick D - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
"That's your pot in life, Rumanya, well I can't blame ya--- Rumanya (Potential Donovan parody)
Paul Robinson - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC "U") Ooh, this was a funny one, Philbo...5's...
Peregrin - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent Phil! A winner!
Jeff Reuben - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Lots of stinky parodies this round!
Meriadoc - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Probably smelled about the same as the under the street tunnel to the IMax Theatre in downtown LA..... :-)
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND "U" BRONZE MEDAL - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment;topic=3010.0;id=2359;image
Peregrin - August 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Good lesson in memory here. I found this at random, laughed all the way through, went to write a comment, and then found I wrote one eight years ago!

So all that is left to say is that this is as 'fresh' now as it was way back when :)

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