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Song Parodies -> "Bugs and Popeye (The Day Cartoons Died)"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Bugs and Popeye (The Day Cartoons Died)"

Parody Written by:

Golden Pirana

The Lyrics

I wrote this song around the time "Mathimatical Pie" was released. I didn't want to feel like I was trying to milk it's success, so I decided to wait a bit. But, unfortuanly, a lot of people started doing their own. I figured, I better get this one out now or I'll never get it out.This song is about the fall of the good 80s cartoons and the rise of the really bad 90s cartoons.
A long, long time ago... I can still remember how
That TV used to make me smile.
I'd come home and sit right down
And watch the animated clowns,
And then I'd be happy for a while.

But the 90s really sucked,
With every cartoon they chucked,
Bad news on the boob tube...
When they played Blue's Clues.

I can't remember if I cried
When I read in the TV guide
Underdog was no longer alive,
The day cartoons died.

Soo..Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

Have you seen the Pooh Corner?
What happened to Woody Woodpecker?
Where the heck did they go?

I really loved my Yogi Bear
And I could dig the Jetsons wild hair
Remember that Starblazers show?

I really miss Count Duckula
Superman and She-Ra.
There was that Mr. T program
The New Adventures of Spider-Man

I was a large and big Muppet buff
He-Man, I couldn't get enough
but I knew that I was out of luck
The day cartoons died

I started singin'...

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

Now, 10 years later, I'm all alone
While my dad listens to the Rolling Stones
But that's not how it used to be

It all started with the Gary Coleman show
And the Rubiks Cube cartoon did blow
And they never should have animated the Fonzy

And while Nickelodeon was looking fine
The Droids cartoon was the end of line
Dusty's Treehouse called it quits
It was the decline of the hits

They tore The Fat Albert apart
And kicked the Smurfs out of the park
The future sure was looking dark
The day cartoons died

We were singin'

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

That anima was the latest thing
And Hanna-Barbera was no longer king
And we were force-fed Hammerman

I barfed at the site of Ren and Stimpy
And Waynehead really offended me
And I still hate KaBlam!

Now, I really liked the 90s Mighty Max
But even that show they had to hack
They started making shows from movies
To replace the Muppet Babies

Captain Planet took the field,
And DuckTales was forced to yield.
An evil empire began its build,
The day cartoons died

We started singing

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

There I was at my place
Watching a cheap knock-off of Lost In Space
Knowing Blackstar wouldn't play again.

Cartoon Network suddenly appeared
And everything happened as I feared
I moved the TV to the den.

As I watched them at my house
The Powerpuffs began to joust
No kiddie born in hell
Could break the Scooby-Doo spell

And Dexter climbed high threw the ratings
And Hey Arnold sure did sting
And they kept Cow and Chicken in the wings
the day cartoons died.

They were singing

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

I met a girl who once thought like me
And I mentioned Zax and Benji
But she just smiled and turned away

I was down in my luck
How can cartoons become so much muck
And now the GoBots will never play

And in the homes the children laughed
When they say I.R. Baboon's red ass
Every word recited
They just couldn't hide it

And the three men I admired most
Pac-Man, Mario and Space Ghost
They got remade, and they were toast
The day cartoons died

They were singin'

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives
All lost in the archives

They were singin'

'Bye, bye Bugs and Popeye
Hit the click to Nick but Pinwheel was fried
No more Ewoks or Fraggles or Force Five.
Hidden deep in the archives

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Michael Pacholek - February 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Good try, could have been better. Though I feel your pain. When it comes to good animated fun today, "The coast is clear, Scoob." Now that's scary. (Zoinks!)
WhizkidF - July 08, 2003 - Report this comment
That was a touching,yet mournful tune about the animation world.As we proceed in the 21st century,most of the cartoons will be "hidden in the archives".That means that the Get Along Gang will be buried under their home in Green Meadows,the Care Bear Family will be destroyed by today's No Heart (the new cartoons),and the Slyvanian Families will leave the Slyvanian Forest desserted.I really hope that the song wouldn't come to life one day.If it does,our children would lose all the nostagia in the animation world.
Amy - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
i loved this parody, i think its very honest and i can really relate. i loved count duckula, the muppets, and even scooby doo rocks. now these ledgends have been replaced by such cartoons as bey blades, and such shows as the tweenies. what has the world come to replacing fab cartoons with shocking rubbish that parents subject their kids to. its so wrong. Amys_angel69@inbox.com.pk
LISA - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
It's so unfortunate the kids today don't know what a good cartoon is. Well, most kids. My children's ages are 17, 15, and 12. They know many cartoon legends. Felix The Cat, Baby Huey, and Mighty Mouse to name a few. My personal favorite was Herman and Catnip. The afternoons were a real treat--- The Cartoon Carnival ! I hope my kids pass the cartoon greats on to their kids.

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