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Song Parodies -> "Into Retro"

Original Song Title:

"In The Ghetto"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Into Retro"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics


GI Joe guys,
On a warm spring day it's early mornin',
He's lured to a yard sale newly formed.'
Looks for retro.
Makes the drama rise,
'Cause it's all old things he thinks he needs,
There's another monkey cymbal beats,
Into retro. (Into retro)

Lunch boxes with Superman,
A Halloween severed hand.
And fake throw-up - might see him a scary snake can displayed.
Takes a look, it's Pez Cherry,
And there's two fine slinkies,
Needs a sample 'tato head,
He looked the other day.

And fake dog turds,
And there's hungry little dolls, the fake funny nose,
Sleighs made for sleet, and pink flam-ing-os .
It's all retro (It's all retro)

And the rubber worms,
And there's Jarts and gnomes and neat black lights,
An old trike big wheel,
And two robots who fight,
Seeking retro (seeking retro)

In his sight sees Concentration,
A board game people play.
He spies toy gun, steel toy car,
Buys each one, and old Mason jar,
As he's on the buy.

Makes him proud gathered 'round at this yard sale stand.
Chase down a rare treat it's the fun of the scan,
Finding retro (Finding retro)

At the next stand tries, (Gettin' retro)
On a warm spring day it's early mornin',
At another family yard sale newly formed.'

(Into retro.)
(Into retro.)

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Total Votes: 13

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John Barry - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Title o' the day, Guy.
Timmy1000 - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Nicely done. You've really come up with a lot of great items from the past. Slinky was always my fave.
Old Man Ribber - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Too many fond memories here! Fives! ;D
LadyBarbieCute - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
don't forget our Kamlot Dream Queen: Ms Barbie Mattel. 2009 be her ~50th~ anniversary, Sir Guy! She still 'packs a swimsuit' like no other !
alvin - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
this should shoot right to the top of the charts just like a retro rocket
blackjack21 - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Guy, next time your out see if you can find a Stretch Armstrong for me. I'll pay up to $5.55.
Mark Scotti - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
GREAT retrospective! Makes me feel BOTH old & young!!!
Fiddlegirl - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Holding up 3 5s on my Etch-a-Sketch!! :D
Guy - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
John - I very nearly named this one "Seeking Retro" but then I thought better of it and made it what it is - so now it gets your nod for title of the day. Thanks! - than means a lot coming from you.

Timmy1K - I tried to retro-fit as much as possible in the amount of OS I had to work with. Thanks!

Ribber - yeah we always had good junk to goof with when I as a kid - all the way into my late 30's. Thanks for reading and commenting.

M'Lady as much as I wanted to I could not get Ms. Barbie to sign a contract for release of her franchise for use in this parody. She is not one that is willing to share the wealth as our most esteemed leader has urged us all to do. The terrible truth about Ms. Barbie is that she is a capitalist swinette. And Chatty Cathy wouldn't even let me pull her string let alone go down on this parody. So I had to take some loser dolls that any doll player could feed. They were like cheap hose. But I got the retro effect that I wanted. Sorry you had to hear the bad news about Ms. Barbie from me. This author does much appreciate your always much anticipated commentary.

Will you be looking in on the gang here at amiright whilst you gadabout the great west? Have fun on vacation - sounds great.

Alvin - Ah it's retro - I'd have to turn it upside down to make it do that. =;-) Thanks buddy.

A♣ J♣ - Would that be the regular Stretch or his brother the "Evil X-ray Wretch Armstrong"? I know now what I missed - It's Gumby damn it! Thanks for reading and commenting.

Mark - Old Pennsylvania "Dutch" proverb - "Ve get too zoon olt und too late schmart". I think that is why we like the retro effect. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on this parody.

Fiddlegirl - I did think of the etcher sketcher but I couldn't quite get it etched in - I always have trouble with the little knobs. It's just like Gumby damn it! Thanks for looking in on this and your remarks are always most welcome.
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm always into retro toys. The kind of toys I grew up with are Holly Hobbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Luv Buds, Barbies, View-Master, Shrinky Dinks, Fashion Plates, Lady Lovely Locks, etc. But I still have my Rubiks Cube and Slinky somewhere stashed in my room. But I can always look for retro toys on eBay as well. Great job! 555!
Guy - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie Marie - What ? No "Hello Kitty"? I can about tell your age from what you say that you played with. I remember when Duncan Yo Yos, hula hoops and the transistor radio came onto the scene. That should give you a wee hint about what my age range is. In Jr. High paisley prints, madras shirts and shirts with fruit loops were in. And when you heard someone say in a loud voice "What's your favorite baseball team"? you looked for the guy wearing the white socks. Thanks for reading and sharing.
AFW - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment that's what you call all that old souvenoir junk...collector's items...I think I got some around here, someplace...interesting job
Guy - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Farce - Yeah it just did retro-fit. Thanks.
adagio - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVE gage sales or yard sales, but I tend toward the antiquey stuff, like porcelain or teacups, or even strange little boxes. : )
Guy - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Pat - You nver know what you'll find out there - one person's junk is anothers treasure. Thanks.
TJC - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved it Guy!
Guy - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
TJC - Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.
metaphorsbwithu - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Very sweet and brings back lots of memories. If more of us kept the kid inside us alive and happy it'd be a better world. Assuming the kid wasn't a maniac. ;-) 555
BarbsNotCute - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir Guy, alas my Lord, I shan't be 'looking in' as you inquire, Sir. With the bikeRiding, Swimming at Night, Fishing, " Palining '(hunting), Visiting relatives, chasing Trooper with a poop scooper . . . I shall be quite busy SirGuy. Tally-Ho my Lord K-9Mayor !
Patrick - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking for an R.B. Rice Pig Puzzle. And the rare Carole King "Tapestry" LP with the extra instrumental track that I once saw, but which her manager denies ever existed.
Andria - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
It's great reading this parody after a day of garage-saling. I didn't find much of anything other than a box of miniature liquor bottles to add to my collection and a few CDs (Confederate Railroad, Jethro Tull, ABBA, and Jose Feliciano), although I saw a lot of everything in your parody and was almost not allowed to leave one sale without an old rusty golf cart that someone decided I needed just because I had a bucket of golfballs for my dad on me. 5s.

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