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Song Parodies -> "Scenes from a Chalupan Restaurant (Yeah, It's Back)"

Original Song Title:

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Scenes from a Chalupan Restaurant (Yeah, It's Back)"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Here's to you, Wild Man.
Wild was right, that's what I said
So now chalupas are stuck in your head
Everybody grab a seat
And you just might see your face
Young and old, pace to pace.
So don't go to bed, and comment polite
I'm reinstating monthly 'lupa night
This is a tribute from a fan
Of the retired Wild Man

Rockin' the ride, the John D way
'Puff'ing with Bob. We're Causin' a "White Out"
A 'painted white' house, (For) Rick and his spouse
It's 'Al Bundy' plus wine
Oh Rice Cube, and daddy-o
Where are they, I do not know
Listenin' to Guy's song twice just to hear it rhyme

You remember those 'AOL techs' helping my dumb screen
'Cuttin' Cheese', 'Putrid' smells and 'shoppers at malls' are mean
Enough a' you, lets find Michael Pacholek, that commenting fiend
This line, yours right? "those honeymooning Brooklyn nights"

Merry is sinning and a Peri' is grinning
who is king who is queen, I don't know
Horse and a Smurf entered duo turf
oh but where did they go?
MooRocca has never been finer (In her 'Teddy')
It's my personal feeling that Lund should sign her
Speakin' of 'Rings' you know Arwen would make a good wife
And Pippin and Merry are 'P*ssin' off PETA' for life

Johnny was mentioned, but merits attention (oh),
that he was behind '23'
Mentions provided for songs of the famous and their legacy
S.T.G.'s fame has been faded
The songs since he's back have been understated
And Willy the Tong and his politics cut like a knife
But maybe it's me much younger than he in this life

Well, Mike Armstrong and Billy, talkin' bout 'QB's
Oh I hope no 'molesters' are here
And vote Claude for Prez, that's what 'Mr. T' says
I thought 'Adolf' was one of the deer...
A Spaff in the night, and he's doing alright
I know what he's 'resolving this year'

Chuchy sits for a while and he deals with the pile
of the e-mails we all like to send
Paragraph taken, in hopes to awaken
some more praise for a Moxie-based friend
Subjects crazy or mean or downright obscene
will never get to the site he defends
(well, maybe some crazy stuff...)

A passionate smile that stays for a while
At the sight of no ones and three fives
It was Paul Robinson who was helping the 'One-
Derer' phrase to arrive
Rolling along on a big log
(cause) I need a mention for AussieBullDog
Though you're not mentioned you help keep this website alive
I can't keep on goin' cause I've got ache heady
Remember that MooRocca is there in a Teddy
And now then I'm heading straight off to beddy, good-bye

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Get on to bed, and comment polite
I'm reinstating monthly 'lupa night
I know it's amiright you want
In our Chalupan Restaurant.
And to everyone else too. I promise I'll try to get the many names I missed on the next pass around.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

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2nz - January 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I can take a hint. Guess I won't be writing any more of these.
2nz - January 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Looking back, it seems that the Chalupa Awards have a history of not getting much attention the first day. Well, at least I get to follow in the official Chalupa footsteps now. Seriously, where are all of you? Tell you what, I'm gonna give you all three more days to get out here and give me, oh I don't know, at least ONE vote. If waiting doesn't work, I'll have to take more drastic measures...I'm more interested in the comments anyway. This is new turf for me, so any and all feed-back is not only appreciated, it is necessary. Hell of a first day, I'll tell ya that much. So I am officially postponing my 'not writing any more of these' statement and giving you all a big fat benefit of the doubt chance to give me some feedback. I hope you do too, it was really fun to write this.
Paul Robinson - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - I thought it was pretty clever but DKTOS. Another convenient but true dodge for me since I would have had to wrestle with my conscience about whether the "clever" outweighed the "inside-ness" of this one...and that was BEFORE I saw mi nombre mention toward the end. It did make me smile all through it and I wasn't rolling my eyes and a lot of the "inside" parodies I've seen have had the reverse effect on me. So to quote that great philosopher, Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta, on "Welcome Back, Kotter"), "I'M SO CONFUSED!!"...But it does kinda look like the "vox populi" on this one is "thumbs down" far, anyway...
Arwen - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh 2nz...I love it! I have no excuse for taking so long to vote...but now that I have, I can at least say that I was first, right? And...being the ONLY vote...(shame on everyone else!) can see that I gave you 5s. And, by the way, you're damn straight I'd make a good wife...still waiting for the right Ranger to come along, though...=)
Claude Prez - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
The weekends are traditionally tougher; apparently some people only come here when they're supposed to be working (shocking, I know). I do know the original but not that well. I am a little surprised it apparently went all day without a single vote though. Also, if it doesn't say "Chalupa Awards" in the title people may not know that it's one of those barefaced name-droppers that are threatening to end all life as we know it. Anyway fives not cause you mentioned me (thanks!) but because I can tell you worked really hard on it. One more sentence and my comment will be longer than Paul's, whaddya think? Only one way to find out...
2nz - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
:c).... excellent. Not one, but THREE whole comments. Long ones, too. And two come from people who don't know the song that well. Sorry to drool all over my comment, but I really wasn't expecting that many people to vote so late. Thanks a bunch and I hope more people stop by to check it out. Paul, usually I let your DKTOS slide because I'm just happy you looked it over despite no knowing it, but seriously, YOUR MENTIONED MAN. If anyone knows where a sound clip of this song can be found on-line, let me know or just post it here. Thanks Claude and congrads on commenting longer than Paul. I know it's a rare occurence. And Arwen, good luck with that ranger thing. Oh, by the way, I don't have long hair, but my great-great-great-great grandfather does have a broken sword on display in his basement, which is unofficially named Divenrell.
Arwen - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz...long hair isn't necessarily a requirement...but the sword thing is definitely a plus...maybe we should get together sometime over some Lembas...=)
Paul Robinson - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz & Claude: I stand (well, sit) humbled here, being "out-worded",. but can only say I was bested by one of the best (C4P). It was very close, though...I checked and it was a photo finish but clearly Claude surged past me and edged me out at the wire by a preposition. But as you can see I'm already training for the next round here. 2nz - seriously, glad you are getting some looks & votes here, if someone points me to a sound source I will check it out (this PC DOES have sound card and speakers - didn't have that at work). Arwen, if you and 2nz can't pair up I'm sure your charms tender will render some fine member of the opposite gender to your side without need of an outside vendor. Well, let's see...hmmm... a fine 4-furlong workout there, breezing, and now that I've limbered my fingers I will move on.
Arwen - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm still shocked that this isn't getting better coverage. It's not like nobody has parodied this song before...People know this song. Sheesh...I'd vote again if I could, 2nz...
2nz - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok, here's a link to the full song, if you follow the directions. Ok, for starters, get to the web address at the bottom of this post. There should be 7 different links on the page, with a number next to each: 1,2,3...7. You want the third link down. The link itself should be this exact phrase: "Billy Joel Scenes From An Italian Restaurant". Right click on this link and choose "Save Target As...". Then you can figure out the rest. And if no one besides Paul comes back, I might just have to put up a post about this in the 'song parodies' section. That'll be a last resort, though.­urant
2nz - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
And thanks for the thought, Arwen. I'm gonna write another one next month, just because I did get some feedback. I could care less if everyone else sees it for my sake. I just thought the regulars on this website would get a kick out of it. Who knows, maybe it'll be a sleeper hit.
Arwen - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
I meant...84 posts say, "it's not like anyone has NOT parodied this song before." that, at least to me, makes more sense.
2nz - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmm... well you've been communatating your message not not well, and I think everybody got it, especially if it's just me so far. Are you bringing the Lembas or am I? :c)
Adagio - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz, the link doesn't work.
2nz - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok, here's the deal. When you highlight the link to put it in the website field and paste, it adds a dash in the word 'Restaurant'. Delete this dash and it will work :c) I just tried it.
Arwen - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
At the risk of sounding like a complete dork...I stumbled upon this recipe for Lembas on some site. And, while I am NOT as dorky as whoever it is that created said recipe...I will admit that I want to give it a whirl. What a great excuse to do'll bring the bring the pumpkin juice...oh wait...I think I'm getting my geeky obsessions confused...=)
Paul Robinson - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - Whew! FINALLY - got to the link with the aid of Adagio's inquiry and your reply, otherwise I was going nowhere in a hurry. I got a 47 second download and you matched up perfectly through your 7th line so I'm going to make the assumption the rest matches up as well since some others who have listened have "5" scored the pace. So the rest of the scoring was easy since I DO find this clever and amusing despite the inside nature (even if I weren't mentioned, honest). It's scary that I actually got to the link and it worked, I am virtually clueless in this area of Internetry at this point in time. If we add the mental energy expended by everyone on this one to the linguistical exercise on Arwen's "Anticipation" parody we SURELY should be able to send Bush & Cheney to Mars. The sooner the better is what I say...Hey! Arwen, you're in Wyoming, right? Isn't that "Cheney-land"? Can't you DO something (non-violent, of course) about him? Do LOTR-certified Elves have psychic or levitational powers? Could you send them to Middle-Earth, or Tierra Del Fuego or BumF*ck, Egypt or anywhere but here? PRETTY PLEASE?
Adagio - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Got the link, but when I tried to play threw me offline, so I'm going to have to DKTOS here.
Adagio - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
I tried the link again with 'save target as', but the last I saw it was a 16 minute d/l.....:/
2nz - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
That's what it'll probably take if you have dial-up. Sorry, for those of you who do. Thanks anyway, Adagio. You have no idea how good it's made me feel to have people come back two or three times to check on it and try to d/l the music. And hey, how many times do I get a ligitimate excuse to annoy so many people on this site? I get to annoy Spaff, and Guy, and Mike P, and Johnny and Bob and the genderless twins and Claude...(wait, he showed up... damn)
Michael Pacholek - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
As long as you can write like this, DON'T drop the chalupa!
Paul Robinson - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - Hey, I think I have to move you to the head of my "Self-Promotioin Class". You got me to make at least 3 trips to the well here and go through the "download dance" to hear 47 seconds worth. I also wrote 3 prior comments (28 lines, total) + whatever this one is. Hmmm...OH,'s a notice from "SelfPro U"...I'm being replaced as instructor to that class as of right now...Any idea who they might be bringing in??? OH...but I really had fun doing it and enjoyed the parody...I really do have a weird sense of "Fun" sometimes but it comes in very handy sometimes.
2nz - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi again Paul. Now all I need is a visit from the one's guy to prove to me that this is really a 'good' parody. And Mike, one of the few who left physical evidence on the site that he knows the song rather well. Glad you showed up, man. I thought you'd get a kick out of this, being a big Billy fan too.
2nz - January 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Damn, can't annoy Mike now. Well... I can, it's just that I lost my ligitimate reason now.
Paul Robinson - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - Are you REALLY going to let that stop you? Well, then "Self-Pro U" is probably going to have to find a different instructor for that course. I think Johnny D is too busy to accept. Besides, there's no way "undergrads" could follow him, he's way too advanced. PHD land there.
Johnny D - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz, in recognition of the pure heart you put into this parody, and Wild Man - as you quaff your Zombies, Mai Tais, and Suffering Bastards under the palm trees - in gratitude for how kind you were to me when I was a newbie here - I vote a triple 5 for this Group Hug Love Fest !
2nz - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice to see you Johnny. One more satisfied fellow parody-um...parody-er off the list.
Forrest Emerine - February 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Your parody sucks and I don't understand a darn thing you said on here!!!
2nz - February 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the kind words, you wonderful person you. If sarcasm isn't your thing, just reverse everything you can about that last phrase and you'll get it.
Robert J. Pagliaro - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
And now I understand your comment on my parody - sorry, must admit I had no idea about the "Chalupas" - my loss for only writing after a major news event. Nice work.
2nz - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rob. I looked back at Wild Man's parodies and I could have sworn he mentioned you at least once, but I guess then I'll be the first. It's a very "InCrowd" parody, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Melhi - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done! I had to wait to have a chance to hear the original song -- worth the wait. I really would like Lund's autograph, but you know, I hadn't thought of having him sign me, I was thinking more along the lines of the CD or a piece of paper. *grin*
Diva - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
WOW .. just caught this ....... Wait till I tell WM about this one . I'm sure you all will make him proud of his chalupa parodies! =)
2nz - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you very much, Melhi. And say hi to WM for us, would you Diva?
Diva - February 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Wild Man sends his regaurds to everyone at Amiright. As I predicted, he was happy his parodies had such a positive effect for most of you. He's busy with my son's baseball team, now that the Gasparilla Festival is over. We may write another duet, when he's in the mood to do another parody again . =) - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
OK, Looney 2nz, I finally made it here. Sorry it took me so damn long. I *do* KTOS so I *do* see what a fine job you did with it. I'm impressed with your skillz and with your knowledge of amiright and its myriad misfit parodists. I'm glad that after an apparent slow start (thanks to slackers like me) that this has generated some attention. I wonder how many of the other people mentioned in this realize they've won chalupas?

And Melhi is going to let RL autograph her? Can I watch?
2nz - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Holy kazoo-flavored chicken, it's a Spaff sighting!!! Thanks a bunch, man. I think the addition of you makes it about half of the roster. ...and... only if I get to as well.
Mike (Mike Armstrong) - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Shameless plugs are alright with me, and considering I'm in this song and didn't even know it (a direct by-product of being in college and having no time any more, I hate it), and I love Billy Joel, I'm glad you shameless plugged. Good work :)
Peregrin - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, a plug is alright in a good cause ! Heh , we got mentioned twice! Thanks, and good job as well, 2kiwi (heh heh) ;-)

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