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Song Parodies -> "Quips"

Original Song Title:

"Strip"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Adam Ant

Parody Song Title:

"Quips"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

There are a lot of things for superheroes to angst over. The loss of civilian lives, how much crime they can actually deal with, romantic bullshit...but angsting over their one-liners usually isn't one of 'em...
What few realise, perhaps even know
The hardest part of bein' a hero
Isn't bruises or the bad girl cocktease
It's comin' up with one-liners with ease

Do I pun on how their spine's now twisty?
Makin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Do I make a ref'rence to Sherlock? See?
Spoutin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Uh-huh-huh

You may laugh a lot, but it's hard, okay?
Cause it means that you have to split your brain
Between thinkin' of quips and punchin' Lord Dire
Or whichever twat set this house on fire

Do I pun on how his name's real shitty?
Spoutin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Do I make a ref'rence to Red Dwarf? See?
Makin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Uh-huh-huh

And what happens if my quips end up flawed?
I'd be a buffoon, such a total dork
Might say "at least the crooks were foiled thanks to you"
That may well be, dude, still feel like a doof

Do I pun on how his face ain't pretty?
Makin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Do I make a ref'rence to Tintin? See?
Spoutin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me
Uh-huh-huh

I could make a list of quips for each foe
Plan 'em beforehand, slight hitch with that, though
Fact: I've got issues with my memory
So I will forget, back to square one, geez

Still don't have a rep as a punner, 'kay
Means expectations for my puns aren't great
Reinvent myself as the silent type
Don't think that'll work, I can't shut up, right

Simple to hu-u-urt all the bad guys, all right (uh-huh-huh)
My main problem i-is (uh-uh, uh-huh-huh)
My quippin' skills are shite, ooh-wa, ooh-wa (uh-uh)
Feel like a je-erk (do I pun on how he's got a wedgie?)
When I freeze in a fight (spoutin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me, uh-huh-huh)
Because I just can't think o-of (uh-uh, uh-huh-huh)
A pun that works all right, ooh, ooh (uh-uh)
Feel like a twe-erp (do I make a ref'rence to Beast Wars? See?)
I can't choke in a fight (makin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me, uh-huh-huh)
Oh, oh, because I just can't think o-of (uh-uh, uh-huh-huh)
A decent endin' line, good endin' line, oh (uh-uh)
Feel like a je-erk (do I pun on how I just broke his knees?)
Still haven't lost a fight (spoutin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me, uh-huh-huh)
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, cause my powe-ers (uh-uh, uh-huh-huh)
Are of the OP type, can't touch me, oh (uh-uh)
Feel like a twe-erp (do I make a ref'rence to Hot Fuzz? See?)
Makes me more clumsy, right (makin' quips is hard, what's the trick? Search me)

I read once that the reason Spider-Man quips so much is because it stops him being overwhelmed with fear...or it's because he sees everything moving slowly because of his Spider Sense so he's just bored. Either way, it's not something he angsts over (he's got enough crap to feel bad about). I can totally see Deadpool angsting about bad quips, though.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Agrimorfee - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Talk about the things she likes, is my advice. 545
Max Power - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
There's always that 1997 Batman movie.
Blaydeman - November 02, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I liked the concept for this, but I didn't quite get there for me. I agree, heroes have to be thinking about those quips constantly! Lol! However, You were listings these insults, but you didn't tell us who that insult is for, like which villain? Even if the quip is bad, it's funny to know who you were trying to zing, but whiffed on. It became vague, I would've liked for your o zone in more.
Agrimorfee - November 02, 2016 - Report this comment
My above comment deserves explanation, I think. I thought your parody was about a nerdy guy trying to come up with interesting things to say to a girl.
Abbott Skelding - November 05, 2016 - Report this comment
I gotta agree with Blaydeman on this one. Also the fact that I'm not much of a superhero guy, this one just kinda missed for me (topic wise)...pacing and rhyming were solid though.
Bluto - November 06, 2016 - Report this comment
"My what large weather we are having" almost worked for Popeye, but then again he is not exactly a super hero, unless that can of spinach counts.

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