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Song Parodies -> "Tastes Like Chicken (The Far Side Tribute Series)"

Original Song Title:

"Just Like Eddie"

Original Performer:

Heinz Burt

Parody Song Title:

"Tastes Like Chicken (The Far Side Tribute Series)"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

I am a HUGE fan of Gary Larson, and particularly his Far Side series of cartoons; without his influence I'm sure I'd never have written Howard Doesn't Count Me or Christmas Isn't Fair. So I've set myself a small project: to write some parodies based on some of his best Far Side cartoons. And here is the first...

This one is based on a cartoon that shows a bunch of cows watching one of their cow brethren eating a steak and proclaiming "I'd say we taste a bit like chicken." (I'd love to be able to link to the actual cartoon, but Gary Larson deeply hates his cartoons appearing on the internet, and most of his fans respect that so it's actually very difficult to find that many of them that way.) And the OS by Heinz Burt had just the right title for me to mangle appropriately. ;^)

Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mooooo
Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mooooo

Although I’m a cow I’d like to know how
The beef is what humans are pickin’
I munched and chewed and had to conclude
“Tastes like chicken”

Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mooooo
Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mooooo

So then I moved on to filet mignon
And yes it was hoof-lickin’
With dishes new, seems they do*
Taste like chicken

Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mooooo
Moooo…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh…. moooo

The others found out, and boy did they shout
I thought I’d be gettin’ a kickin’
Caused such dismay when they heard me say
“Tastes like chicken”

Ohhhh…. ohh-ohh ohh-ohh-ohh, ohh-ohh ohh-ohh oh mooooo….
Noooo…. ohh-ohh oh-no-no, noo-ooh ooh-no-no…. mooooo
C’mon everybody!

I said “Have a go, it’s no-one we know”
And soon all their forks were stickin’
They looked at me, and did agree
“We taste like chicken.”

Well our next barbeque, we’ll try something new
Ignore all the hater’s “You’re sick!”-in’
Be fat and full, forget all the bull….
Tastes like chicken!

Mmmmmm…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh ooh…. mmmmmm
Mmmmmm…. moo-ooh ooh-ooh-ooohh, moo-ooh ooh-ooh…. mmmmmm
Dig in, everybody!

Moooo……. (etc. etc....)

*There has apparently been scientific research that proves when people eat something for the first time that they're unsure about, or it just looks a bit weird, they compare it to chicken surprisingly often. Something to do with chicken being an innoffensive taste, and so if the person doesn't immediately hate it they just think of whatever other food tastes 'alright.'

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Rob Arndt - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Nice Wendy, 5s! Sorta like this one: http://landofblogging.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/far-side-cow-eating-burger.gif
Andy Primus - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
LOL @ hoof-lickin' & have a go lines. Very familiar with the OS because Ritchie Blackmore was the session guitarist on it.
Susanna Viljanen - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Heinz was one of those artists who really should have deserved far wider recognition than he did. I love the original song, and you made a fine spoof. Fives!
ArmyAA - September 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Cool parody.

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