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Song Parodies -> "My Family's Strange"

Original Song Title:

"My Favorite Things"

Parody Song Title:

"My Family's Strange"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

It kinda speaks for itself ... (well, it's not a true story for me at least, but I'm sure it is for someone).
Sister's a slut and my brother's a schemer
Dad is a deadbeat, they repo'd his Beemer
Mom reads a book and tears out every page
We are so screwed up, my family's strange

Uncle Jack's gay, Auntie Bev was a porn star
Cousin Bill likes getting high off of road tar
Rover's infected most likely with mange
That's a condition I don't think will change

Jane's in a convent and Bubba's in prison
Yet he's the one shouting "Christ has arisen!"
Gramps says his limp is from German AA --
Turns out he hooked himself fishing one day

Some are redheads
Some are deadheads
One lives in Peru
And one majored in Russian history twice
While studying at Purdue

Grandma's delusional, thinks she's a mob boss
Worried to death over possible job loss
Such is the case at our family grange
We are so screwed up, my family's strange

Uncle Bob's married to crazy Aunt Sally
[He] once was molested by Father O'Malley
She packs a shotgun so stay out of range
Ask how I know, I found out the hard way

Cousins in Florida are valets and waiters
'Cept for the one who rescues alligators
Son-in-law pimped out his Chevy Biscayne
Seems like my folks have more Brawny* than brains

Some are lazy
Some are crazy
Odd as folks can be
But if you think that it could never get worse...
Then you must have not ... met me!

*paper towels
(c) 2007 Jay the Wannabe Mustang Jockey

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 35

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   1
 4   1
 5   32

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Matthias - March 01, 2007 - Report this comment
It seems like you don't have the proper respect for duh family, we's going to have to make you swim with duh fiveses...
John Barry - March 01, 2007 - Report this comment
It's a family affair.
Yoidy - March 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Very funny stuff! Filial 5s.
Phil Alexander - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought it was very good, until I hit the last line which made me literally LOL - extremely well-constructed and very funny :-)
Jessie W. - March 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever read. 5's for the wackos.
Stuart McArthur - March 04, 2007 - Report this comment
excellent, wannabe - my fave of yours so far - esp. loved "Yet he's the one shouting "Christ has arisen!" and "majored in Russian history twice" and the job loss line - 555
The Charnstar - April 14, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Sounds a bit like my family, 5-5-5
Agrimorfee - April 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very goofy, liked it a lot. 555
Peter Andersson - April 22, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Very good, almost certain to go among my top picks, though the competition this month is fearsome!
Max Power - April 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Strange 5s
bobpiecheese - April 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Classic! As i always say "Everyone's crazy in their own crazy way...especially me!"
Jason - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Yea a strange set of 5s for you.
stuart mcarthur - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) well, some parodies give you that instant feeling that you're in good hands from the outset, and it's going to be a fun ride - this is one - a great beautifully-paced start sets it up and it just powers along - great stuff Jay - and see above
Kristof Robertson - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm with Stu on this one, Jay...from line 1 I knew I was going to enjoy this immensely. Just a whole heap of wonderful fun! Perfect pacing, fun rhymes...the whole enchilada. BRAVO!!! 555
Michael McVey - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I liked everything except the line about Peru because I live there and it's a great country. Question: how many of y'all have in-laws (or even your own families) resembling the above parody?
Johnny D - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Heh heh, now you can use the same parody title for a similarly-themed parody of The Doors' "People Are Strange"!
Mikey Squirrel - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Sounds like a pretty typical normal family to me. Maybe it's just me. Good stuff!
Below Average Dave - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Hey, you just described a lot of my family, I think this one was one of the better ones I've read among your collection.
Wolverine - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Fun little ditty, and glad they don't resemble my family. They're all strange in different ways.
BTW, if you're family is strange, has Kristof dated any of them? He's had 44 strange dates so far...:-)
Jack Wilson - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
This could be a movie or TV show, 5s
Tim Mayfield - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You family is well represented. That's an understatement! hehe. 5's
Chris Frederick - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - A very fun parody. We must be second cousins or something, because it's my aunt who thinks she's the mob boss, not my grandma.
Leo Jay - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Great all around, and the last line is a kicker. Stellar.
Kimberly - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
That was crappy!! I gave it a 1
Below Average Dave - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I decided to go ahead and comment on all parodies that I saw with Kimberly's Lame comment. . .She Votes without reading, for one. . .PACING means HOW WELL DOES IT FIT THE ORIGINAL SONG'S WORDING. . DO YOU COMPREHEND THAT KIMBERLY. This one was an SOTM also, clearly Kimberly you don't read parodies, you only comment, go to another site like YouTube, they appreciate the extent of your vocabulary much more over there.
Matthias - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
The ultimate of desfunctional families! Seriously my favorite parody of yours! This was GREAT! Garanteed to get points for the SOTY.
littleCupCakes - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
. . . Sir, Primo ~Cabo-Wabo~
Red Ant - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I've read this before and really liked it. Note to newbies: this is how you make a MFT parody. Very funny, great pacing and rhyming, original idea. 555.
McKludge - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTY - Sometimes I wish my family had some odd folks. It would make get-togethers more interesting.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
One of the best OS's to write a parody to and you nailed it! Definitely one of my favorite songs of yours. And great last line.

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