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Song Parodies -> "Rat's Got a Ladle"

Original Song Title:

"Cat's in the Cradle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"Rat's Got a Ladle"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This is more of a movie review. At least it started that way
A flick arrived just the other day
It came to the screen in a humorous way
And there were French to watch, and dropping trays
I laughed a lot as the rodents played
And they were talking about cooking, and making stew
I say, I’m watching Ratatouille
You know it’s very funny, too

And the rat’s got a ladle and a serving spoon
Little Brad Bird and his anime “toon”
Rakin’ in the bucks, boy, go see again
Though tickets now cost a ten
Those movies now cost you a ten

That poor kitchen just got overrun
And I never saw rats havin’ so much fun
Can you teach them how to cook? Like this yarn has spun?
It’s quite a lot of hoo-ey, but it’s okay
And the music’s great, There’s so much to see
I’m gonna take it home with me, yeah
I’m gonna buy the DVD

And the rat’s got a ladle and a serving spoon
Little Brad Bird and his anime “toon”
Rakin’ in the bucks, boy, go see again
Though tickets now cost a ten
Those movies now cost you a ten

Well I looked in the sewer just the other day
I caught me a rat and I had to say
Rat, hey can you cook? Like the one that I saw?
He bit my thumb and I guess that mean “Naw”
“What I’d really like, Bud, is a friggin’ hunk of cheese
See you later, you can keep the fleas

And the rat’s got a ladle and a serving spoon
Little Brad Bird and his anime “toon”
Rakin’ in the bucks, boy, go see again
Though tickets now cost a ten
Those movies now cost you a ten

I bandaged up my thumb and that rat’s on the plate
I served him up to my Yahoo date
She said “What is this? I think it’s really fine”
I said “It’s very French, and it’s good with wine
You see, I learned from a movie just how to cook for you”
That said “Anyone Can Cook” it’s true, dear
And it’s sure nice cooking for you
And as I hung up my hat, it occurred to me
I’d made Ratatouille
I made Ratatouille

And the rat’s got a ladle and a serving spoon
Little Brad Bird and his anime “toon”
Rakin’ in the bucks, boy, go see again
Though tickets now cost a ten
Those movies now cost you a ten



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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Syncronos - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I haven't even seen the movie yet, but this is GREAT!
AFW - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
This is rat on...very good write
alvin - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
i like what ya cooked up....5s
2Eagle - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I liked the part about theaters charging ten. I will remember that before I decide to go to a movie.
Michael Pacholek - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Let me get this straight: Disney made a movie with a title no one can spell or pronounce? About a RAT? Who wants to go into a kitchen? In France? They should have called it "Pixar's Gate!"
Andrew D. Lacroix - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
You know two five's make ten, so have another 5... maybe you can splurge for that 12 oz popcorn or tiny soda or a box of Rasinets that has maybe 6 in the damn box. Why are movies so expensive? And the hypocrites wonder why Netflix is the bomb.
Andrew D. Lacroix - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
You know two fives make ten, so have a third "5" on me! Buy yourself that small popcorn or soda and watch Ratawhatthehelleveryouspellorpronounceit.
Agrimorfee - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Anyone can cook, but not anyone can write parodies like Rick Duncan. Good job, man. 555
Rick D - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, all. I LOVED that movie, as I loved "The Incredibles". Without giving too much away, one particular scene struck me, as it seemed non-essential to the plot. The rat-hero is trying to explain to his brother the art of taste. The animators do this with color and sound in the background. Earlier, the rat -hero sees a light show and symphonies when savoring a great food, his brother barely gets a dull green mist. This is how I feel sometimes when explaining music to people. Others might feel like that when they view great art. It really separates the "artist" mentality from the rest. The last time I saw that concept displayed so well was in "Philidelphia", when Tom Hanks is listening opera with Denzel Washington.
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Another movie about that artist mentality?---> Amadeus.
Bob Konigsberg - July 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved it Rick! Are you going to do it at Open Mike?

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