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Song Parodies -> "Banana Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Banana Man"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics

It's Baskin Robbins on Sabbath day
The family crowd after church
There's a creep at table number three
Gettin' off on a deep pocket search

He says, "Son, do you have the old recipe
I'm not really sure what goes in
But it's gooey and rich and a midget named Mitch
He made 'em way back in aught ten."

La la la, di da da
La la, di di da da dum

Make me a split, you're the banana man
Make me a split today
Though I can't chew up food that ain't malleable
A nanner's right squishy, they say

Now John drives the truck from the nanner mine
He slips me a bunch for free
And he's got a wide load 'cause he likes rocky road
So his pants split occasionally

He says, "Biff, this ice cream, it ain't fillin' me"
As he gobbles for all he is worth
"But I'm sure that you could make a treat for me
To add extra width to my girth"

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Now Porky's a free-lance UFOlogist
Who never sees women disrobed
And he's talkin' with Tommy, who still lives with Mommy
They'd both of them love to get probed

And the waitress is sneaking my chocolate chips
As the businessman mows through a cone
Yes, they're sharing a treat they call gluttony
But it's better than gnawin' a bone

Make us a split, you're the banana man
Make us a split with haste
Though we're all on the verge of obesity
At least we're not going to waste

It's a pretty fat crowd for a Sabbath day
And the manager slips me a five
'Cause he knows it's my treats that keep fillin' the seats
Just as long as all these tubs stay alive

And the banana, it's shaped like a crescent moon
Hangin' over a creamy dreamland
At the counter they shove an amount that's above
Any limit that humans should stand

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Make us a split, you're the banana man
Make us a split sublime
Though those may be the words of our elegy
We all gotta check out sometime

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JollyJester - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny stuff - - split my sides with laughter! Favorite verse for me, "Now Porky's a free-lance UFOlogist . . ."
AFW - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Very good, indeed..flows and reads just as smooth as the original..
Rob Arndt - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Goin' bananas over this parody- 555!!!
Porfle Popnecker - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments!
Callmelennie - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Now Len is an amateur parodist . . who doesn't have need for a life .. And he's talking to Davy, who's sopping up gravy .. saying give that ol Porfle three fives
Porfle Popnecker - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Mmm...gravy (drool)
Rob Arndt - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Now Rob is a productive parodist . . who tracks his stats all the time... And he's thinking just maybe, that Porfle is crazy... he just might be out fo his mind!!! Btw Porfle, everytime you write about food and I go to the store, I end up buying what's in your parodies! I'm having a banana split right now as Leave It to Beaver is coming on!!!
Patrick - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Never had much of a taste for bananas but I can relate to obesity and the medical complications. Liked the line about the guys who never see women disrobed. That's giving me an idea for a comeback.
Porfle Popnecker - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Rob--I'll have to be careful what foods I write about from now on! Patrick--that sounds promising!
Rob Arndt - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Porfle, I have an idea for a parody based on Madonna's "Crazy for You" called "Crazy for Food", but am having trouble with the angle- morbid obesity, binging, plain hunger, a particular food obsession, etc... so I'm handing it over to you, maybe you can produce something. I'm still doing politics, news, Third Reich, and Superheros ;-D
Porfle Popnecker - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll see if I can come up with something.
Jonathan - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
much better than the original! off the top of my head it's about the only Billy Joel song I don't care for! 5's
WarrenB - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny and a great read. One of my favorites of yours. Porfle, you're a machine.
Da Da Da - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
That's good. On cable TV I've seen a BBC import show called Banana Man. He'd eat a banana and you guessed it, he'd have on his superhero costume and he'd travel around planet Earth, because he's BANANA MAN!
Porfle Popnecker - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the nice comments!
Arwen - June 22, 2012 - Report this comment
One of my all time favorite songs...and I used to work at Baskin Robbins, back in my younger years, so this gave me a double scoop of smiles!
Porfle Popnecker - June 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Extra sprinkles for you!
Agrimorfee - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
It was really interesting how you kept the spirit of BJ's original intact, not to mention a nostalgic, decidedly American POV while still being funny. Very nice parody!
Matthias - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Great title sub and a great tribute to ice cream and summer and the American way! I think the funniest line in here is the line about the banana mine. I can just picture a bunch of dwarfs harvesting bananas in a cave underground.
Porfle Popnecker - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys!
Max Power - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm a fan of soft serve but this deserves a triple scoops of 5.
Porfle Popnecker - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Mmm...fives (drool)
Rex - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Bananas come from mines? Why didn't anyone ever tell me? THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING! Oh, and the banana counteracts the ice cream so eating splits is ok. A very cool and tasty parody here, Porfle.
Porfle Popnecker - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the v/c and the useful info about nanners and ice cream!
bobpiecheese - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I don't even like bananas and I really enjoyed this parody! Fitting the word "banana" where the word "piano" was kinda didn't work, mainly because BJ pronounces it as "pya-no", but otherwise this was really frickin' good! 555!
Porfle Popnecker - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks! Maybe you could just pronounce it "bya-nana"...?
Jeff Reuben - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Great song, I'm sure I'm late on all the banana puns. Funny idea for the song (didn't have a problem with the pacing of the title, I could hear it in my head pretty clearly)
Below Average Dave - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
What on Earth was with the UFO paragraph, that and the second one seemed really. . .out of place. How does one get off to a pocket search? Overall, fun, some of it seemed really random, but then--Billy Joel himself is known for a bit of randomness so meh
Glen S - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Always fun, and I'm always a fan of your soundalikes. They're like little easter eggs throughout each parody. Especially enjoyed 'A nanner's right squishy, they say' and 'He's got a wide load cause he likes rocky road'
Porfle Popnecker - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for the thoughtful comments!
FunnyBiz - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
That was pure beauty. I'd love to hear Billy Joel sing this. My favorite line is, "And he's got a wide load 'cause he likes rocky road, So his pants split occasionally." Absolutely perfect.
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - June 26, 2016 - Report this comment
This approaches brilliance.
Porfle Popnecker - June 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Many thanks!

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