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Song Parodies -> "It's So Tired: Reality TV"

Original Song Title:

"I'm So Tired"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"It's So Tired: Reality TV"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Here's my entry for The Beatles Reality TV Challenge! You may have to crunch words like "million" or "intellectual" to make them fit the pacing. OS (not the White Album version, but close):
It’s so tired:
Reality TV.
It’s so tired:
This social butchery.
Must we watch Love and Hip-Hop?
Let’s switch to Jeopardy!
“No, no, no!”

“You’re so fired,”
The Donald loved to say.
“You’re not hired,”
The Shark Tank angels bray.
The Undercover Cake Boss
Was on Hell’s Kitchen today!

Keep Up with Kardashians
Or Honey Boo Boo? I’d rather watch Friends!
Who’s getting kicked out of Big Brother’s house,
Or on Survivor, whose torch will they douse?
You know they’d push you off this desert isle
For a lousy million bucks!

It’s so tired.
What show could I respect?
I liked Frontier House
And ‘40s House on PBS,
But they’re too intellectual
For this dumbed-down audience!

Music! Let’s watch MTV…
What’s this? Fear Factor? It’s making me heave!
Are we this greedy? All for Number One?
Are we this lousy? It’s doing us harm!
Let’s watch them give him kisses, hugs, and sex
For a little piece of rose!

Give up camaraderie
For a little piece of cash!

Give up shreds of decency
For a little piece of thrill!

(“What’s on? What’s on? Let’s turn on another show…”)

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Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 20

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Matthias - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Loved the way that you made reality programming seem so worthless and depressing... Giving up all this for a little piece of rose?! It really is a depressing subject if you think about it...
Stuart McArthur - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
The Undercover Cake Boss? Is that a thing? A pie private eye? I'm tipping they won't get more than 14 seasons out of that dumb idea. Nice job Melanie -555
Agrimorfee - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Fortunately, no one on this season's edition of The Bachelor is actually named Rose, so...Excellent.
Peregrin - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
I really liked the way your choice of OS fit with the way you described the viewer's plight, Melanie. I am also glad to see you put the K family in there, that's 5 out of 7 read so far that gives the airheads a shout out :) I really liked the way you worked in Donald's 'firing' with Shark's 'not hiring, great turn around.
Phil Alexander - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Nailed it - that's exactly what I think about the genre :-)

Oddly enough, I was at an open mic last weekend & someone played an up-tempo version of the OS.. it really didn't work
Dave W. - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
These ugly reality shows wouldn't be on if people weren't watching them...I never have
CML - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Nice little protest song, Melanie .. 555
Claude Prez - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
One of the things I love about this challenge is I'm reading all these parodies while listening to the original songs.....These "Beatles" guys are pretty good.....actually this is one of my faves of theirs, and you did a great job with it. "So fired" and "Undercover Cake Boss" were standouts for me.
JAB - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
You're so fived.
Jeff Reuben - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Fun sendup of all of them. "Rose will you accept this Rose?" I agree with Claude on Undercover Cake Boss. Well done!
Peter Andersson - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Not sure if it's a global thing, but over here kids versions of popular reality shows are the latest craze, eight years olds in cake baking competitions with nobel dinner chefs as judges - depressing!
Kristof Robertson - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
I take it you don’t care much for reality TV, Melanie! :-D. This is triffid; Ann thorough lambasting of the genre with tongue firmly in cheek. You’ve got a new fan. 5s
Kristof (again) - March 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Wow, my autocorrect went a bit haywire! My comment should have read "This is terrific; a thorough lambasting", although I'd be happy if someone called one of my parodies triffid! :-D
John Jenkins - March 02, 2018 - Report this comment
An excellent spoof of a deserving target!
Meriadoc - March 02, 2018 - Report this comment
Excellent use of the title for a tired subject! Loved the reference to the dumbed-down audience. :D - March 04, 2018 - Report this comment
If the White Album is my favorite Beatles album, does that make me racist? Ms. Lee, you've captured my chief "thing" about reality TV. Allow me to pontificate. There's fame and there's fortune. Fortune is a plus. Fame is a minus. Fortune without fame would be ideal. If you have to gain fame to gain fortune, ugh, but so be it. But fame without fortune would suck. Reality TV is the world's greatest generator of fame without fortune. That's one reason it's horrible. See? But I have neither, so what do I know? Anyway, enough about me. You: Good job.
So true - March 04, 2018 - Report this comment
It's gone from "I want my MTV" to "I want my trash tv!"
Melanie Lee - March 13, 2018 - Report this comment
I just wrote this Facebook note: "Holden Caulfield explains why I hate Reality TV". The Security Code says MEL.

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