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Song Parodies -> "That Wreck Called The Volkswagen Beetle"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"That Wreck Called The Volkswagen Beetle"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Yes, I finally parodied TWOTEF. I used these lyrics and this mp3
The story goes on from Adolf Hitler, that clown
Had the braincells of one who is fetal
His worst crime? He made Ferdinand Porsche create
That old shitebox: the Volkswagen Beetle

Hitler had said "Ferdinand, here's an idea that's grand
How 'bout you make a car that's like an arc
That holds a small group and don't have a roof scoop
And should cost nine hundred and ninety marks

The final design wasn't even near divine
But A. Hitler and Porsche couldn't see that
When the war was all done, Britons started to shun
As if they wanted to still make combat

To this day people still act like a total dill
When they see a Beetle driving along
They pretend to get out a P-38
And then pop the tires and say "So long!"

In 1-9-9-8, the New Beetle was released
In a style much changed from the old one
It fared better than other 'retro' cars and
It looks like an odd type of hot cross bun

Some do not mind, of this, well, kinda-new kind
Of Volkswagen Beetle, but others do
They play a game, old Beetles get one point
But the New Beetles instead get points: two

When on the freeway, my old father did spray, sayin'
"Beetles: they''re all good for nothin'"
But I disagree, with Dad's philosophy, I say:
"Beetles: at least they are somethin'"

They go 100 kays and can last so many days
Probably longer than any meat'll
But the time won't go far, when Dad says 'bout said car
"It's a wreck called a Volkswagen Beetle"

Can you understand like nobody else can
Why they blow up a Bug for no reason
I won't trust you if you say "It was the whiff
And the colour's just way out of season"

They may go too slow, and they may look real weird
They may have been dreamed up by Hitler
But I do not care, all that registers up here
Is there ain't any car that's littler

But in my eyes, the handsomest prize
That the Beetle has won since infancy
Is that the old style was used for a while
For the alt mode of ye: Bumblebee!

And somewhere within Disney Studios
Are movies where a car is the star
Herbie is the car's name and he shot himself to fame
He's a Beetle, of course, wait, no, no duh!

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs
No matter how absurdly feeble
But there's one belief that I do truly heed
That most people hate Volkswagen Beetles

The hating goes on of the Volkswagen Beetles
People pretend to blow them up, I know
I'd laugh if they actually did try to do that
And they forgot to open their window
When I read the original lyrics, I saw that it didn't end with 'Edmund Fitzgerald', as thought it did becasue of Spaff's parody (which is on my playlist). Ain't that weird?

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 19

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   0
 3   1
 4   4
 5   12

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Jack Wilson - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Awesome job with a hard OS! 555!
Yoidy - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Watched Schindler's List, read this parody, went out to my Volkswagon Beetle and threw up. 555
wannabemustangjockey - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I applaud you not just for tackling this epic of an OS ... but you spelled Volkswagen correctly too!
AFW - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I kinda' liked the bug and the bus, had a couple of 'em.......But, I like the job you done on this parody, also....welcome to the TWOTEF club
Michael Pacholek - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
It wouldn't be an official "Wreck" parody if I didn't at least comment. (Come to think of it, I'm about due for another, although, compared to John Barry's "Put a Spell" fetish, I'm really lazy.) This was a nice idea, but it didn't move me much. Credit for trying, and I agree that Beetles are ridiculous vee-hickles. (I notice Hitler himself preferred Mercedes.) But "Conqueror"? At this rate, you've barely made Colonel.
Herbie - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll tell ya' when I was a wreck... see this LOHAN chick wuz upchuckin in my front seat, cuz, like, she wuz always stoned to the max.... man I'd'a even preferred Tori Spelling to Lindsay... course, they'd a hadda spring (ha!) for better shocks....I'l give ya' 4's on this one, `cept pacin... that's a five....
Stuart McArthur - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I stumbled on the stressing a bit, but then I gave that up and concentrated on the words, which were very amusing - I liked the hot cross bun line best, and you also deserve credit for the idea, which was fantastic - 555
malcolm higgins - October 31, 2006 - Report this comment
volkswagen. Voters Wanted........5-5-5 sorry, I couldn't "passat" up
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - November 04, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - For some reason I always get car parody ideas I know I can't write myself when I read your car parodies, that kinda wrecks me but I better keep writing them out for you to do whatever you like with. This time it's A) "Help me Herbie" to "Help me Rhonda" by Icanrememberwhoitwasrightnowbutitsasixtiessongithink and "Not on the road, not yet the junkyard" to "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" by Britney Spears.
Correction - November 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Peter Andersson a.k.a Mr Dementia - November 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Wait, did I just fail to tell you apart from wannabemustangjockey? I guess I did. Now where are those pills for my bad memory...
wannabemustangjockey - November 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Hey Pete ... maybe you got Conq'd on the head? It's understandable ... not many other parodists around here do car songs. I've been wanting to parody WOTEF for a long time now but haven't yet.
tomario - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
gave you 555 for your effort
Chris Bodily TM - November 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow... I never knew Hitler had anything to do with VW Beetles. I did stumble on pacing a bit, but not enough to dock you any points. This was quite a laughfest, and it looks like the Oct. SOTM is gonna rock. 555
Matthias - November 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Vunderbar Parody, Conquerer!!!
Jack Wilson - November 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)See above!
The Charnstar - November 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wolksvagon.... 5-5-5
Red Ant - November 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice job on a song I've yet to tackle. Good research and informative.
Michael McVey - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Interesting story about a foreign flop (we all know what Ford stands for), but I had considerable difficulty with the pacing.---MM
Agrimorfee - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You were really stretching it around stanza 10, I could tell. Not a perfect Fitzgerald, but an admirable attempt.
Stuart McArthur - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above, because I was about to unwittingly repeat every exact word - it's funny how the rhythm of TWOTEF conjures up Benny Hill to my old eyes for some reason - some lol lines in this one bobpie
2nz - November 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Including a lot of Beetle-specific info was a plus. There were certain areas where your phrasing seemed awkward in the name of completing the rhyme. Here's an example:

Of Volkswagen Beetle, but others do
But the New Beetles instead get points: two

If you can, try to avoid rearranging your sentance just so that the word 'two' is how it ends. But enough on that. Liked the title and the idea very much.
Kristof Robertson - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pretty darn good effort here, bobpie. The flow is a little bit clunky at times, with awkward stresses....but that's just nitpicking (btw, you should know I only nitpick writers who I think have talent)...still worth 555
Phil Alexander - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
A lover-ly leetle song about a beetle
Always something to teach ya
The one thing it lacked: the engine's at the back
The Beetle's unusual feature

..OK, maybe I shouldn't give up the day job ;-)
Jeff Reuben - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job here, liked the title and the idea for the song.
Tim Mayfield - November 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: wow, so like the 60's was all Hitler's fault?? Cool, man!
VWs 4-ever - December 23, 2006 - Report this comment
screw you.
bobpiecheese - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
And you.

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