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Song Parodies -> "Cereal"

Original Song Title:

"Desperate But Not Serious"

Original Performer:

Adam Ant

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

Girl dumps guy...guy gets sad...guy shacks up and eats nothing but cereal...Original Song
Have you seen Drew? Got dumped by Brenda
Worried ‘bout him...let’s help our friend, man
His place looks ransacked! And Drew looks like hell
Fridge is empty, he’s on the futon
With a bowl
In his hands

This poor kid just eats cereal
“She said goodbye, have no will to live…”

Spiderwebs line his front doorway
So heartbreaking...his place needs cleaned
He’s depressed, man...he’s closed the blinds
He keeps pouring more Cinnamon Life
And some Chex
Like this since July...

This poor kid just eats cereal
She was his life, now he’s done with this

With the fridge he won’t buy
Now his mom shops for his new high
Ran into Brenda down on the street
And I asked her “why did you leave?
Since you left
Drew just turned into a wreck…”

“Really, Mick? You’re not serious...
For years he’d drive me delirious.
Drew’s a man, yeah, he’s thirty-six.
He’d only buy Captain Crunch and Trix!
He won’t give all that crap a rest...
He doesn’t buy that they’re just for kids!
...turns out girl dumped guy because he eats nothing but children's cereal anyway.

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Pacing: 3.2
How Funny: 3.2
Overall Rating: 3.2

Total Votes: 8

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drew - October 19, 2016 - Report this comment
? - October 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Needs more milk? Or too soggy?
Agrimorfee - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Interesting concept, but sadly it just didn't grab me as hilarious in its execution. Maybe a parody *all about* an obsession with breakfast cereal would have been a bigger giggler.
bobpiecheese - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I'm with Agri on this one, this was better in concept than in execution. It doesn't help that the twist was explaining the joke (or rather, revealing that it was meant to be a joke all along). Decently written, but kinda aimless, IMO.
Max Power - November 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I was expecting it to be a joke about how the word "cereal" sometimes replaces the word "serious". I'm super cereal. With that said, the parody could use some more sugar. (To think I used to pour sugar on Frosted Flakes...)
Blaydeman - November 02, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Yeah, I was really surprised by this, Abbott. It didn't have your usual playfulness which this concept really needed. There weren't a lot of examples of cereal really at all and the overall punchline was sort of, "yeah, okay." This concept immediately made me think of Forgetting Sarah Marshall when Jason Segel is sitting around his apartment eating Fruity Pebbles from a giant salad bowl. I think that scene is so funny. Since the idea invoked that, I was ready for something hilarious, but it didn't hit with me. Sorry.

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