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Song Parodies -> "Don't Study, Be Stupid"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bobby McFerrin

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Study, Be Stupid"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics

Here's a little test I took
Without cracking a single book

Don't study, be stupid

In every class I cause some trouble
In Chemistry, some smoking rubble

Don't study, be stupid

Ain't got no place to post my grades
They came and took the fridge away

Don't study, be stupid

The teacher said my grades are low
I've got a goat that she can blow

Don't study, be stupid

Look at me, I am stupid
Don't study, be stupid

Here I give you my study tips
When you study smoke this
It make you stupid
Don't study, be stupid

Ain't got no brains, ain't got no smarts
In class I'm always lighting farts

But don't study, be stupid

Cause when you study, you cannot be
Concentrating on the TV

Don't study, be stupid now...

There is this little test I took
While I was reading a comic book
Like a good little bookworm
Don't study, be stupid

Listen to what I say

In your life, instead of study
Just make stupidity your buddy
Don't study, be stupid
Don't study, don't do it, be stupid...

Put a doob in your face
They've gotta get rid of you someday
Don't study, you will soon pass
Whenever that is
Don't study, be stupid

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Blaydeman - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Look I'm going to have to be one hundred percent honest with you on this one. The pacing was very off throughout most of the song. You have the first line of a couplet paced perfectly, and the next line would be a syllable or two off. You also left out the first chorus completely. It's something I can't overlook. This song isn't hard to pace, so I don't get why there were so many pacing errors. Go back and listen to the song, and look up the lyrics. Sing the song, count the syllables in the lyrics, then compare it to your parody and you'll see how many errors there were. it was a good idea and very funny, but the pacing was not up to par. I'm sorry to be so frank, I know you're knew to the site, and these competitions, and a lot of this will improve as you go, but you're gonna need to step it up a bit. I'm trying to help you improve your writing skills. You got talent, and this definitly isn't up to your potential. Sorry.
Porfle Popnecker - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the criticism and advice! I'll definitely keep it in mind. Although I disagree somewhat on the pacing--unless one is shooting for a 100% strict syllable count (barring any poetic license), I think it flows pretty well according to the lyrics I went by: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bobby_mcferrin/dont_worry_be_happy.html
Andria - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) I disagree with Blaydeman aside from the missing chorus, but it paced decently for me. This was exactly my MO in school, and the reason I dropped out of Chemeketa Community College after being threatened with academic suspension... 4-5-5.
Porfle Popnecker - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks!
Christie Marie M - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages Round 2) This one makes me want to sit down and take a load off...and keep my mind off studying, like physics, math, science, English...oh, boy, look what I went and did!! I went and brought up studying!! I was actually able to pace this song, but you might want to change the line "Without cracking a single book" (8 syllables) to "Without opening a single book", or "Without cracking once a single book" (9 syllables), or something like that, to match the line "You might want to sing it note for note" from the OS, which has 9 syllables. But other wise, you fit every word and Well, anyways, hearing this one made me feel like I want to sit back, relax, have a pina colada, and keep my mind off school. The only things I want to study are cute guys and video games...LOL!! If you want to be stuck on stupid, don't study!! That's a fun message! Well, I'd be stupid not to give you 555's!
Porfle Popnecker - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions!
Matthias - September 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I was actually friends with these kind of stoner students back in High School. After graduating however I realized how stupid they were and stopped hanging out with them. This parody totally reminds me of them however.
Porfle Popnecker - September 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a hard time not being one of them!
Abbott Skelding - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
"Cause when you study, you cannot be Concentrating on the TV" is the greatest two lines I've ever read in a non-studying/procrastination related parody...and I've written two of them. Nice work, although I agree with Matt about the pacing issues.
Porfle Popnecker - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Much appreciated!
Napa Valley Knight - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Here's a poster that was on a classroom wall in my high school. A kitty cat says: The more I study, the more I know The more I know, the more I forget The more I forget, the less I know So why study? How's that for ya? Don't worry, be happy that your parody is so fine, like California wine : )
Porfle Popnecker - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks! That was a smart kitty cat.
Jeff Reuben - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Huh...might not have paced perfectly but I didn't have a problem singing it to myself and fitting the lyrics. Funny stuff, I enjoyed it.
Porfle Popnecker - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, glad you liked it!
D-Mon - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) Love the OS! Good parody.
Porfle Popnecker - October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks! Me, I can't stand the OS!
bobpiecheese - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) The pacing on this was okay, but funny-wise this just didn't work for me. Like, at all. Your parody just kind of meandered and lacked real focus (don't study because I'm an idiot? Don't study because weed is fun? Don't study because argle fargle blargle?). Maybe it's just me, I dunno, but this parody doesn't seem like your best work to me.
Porfle Popnecker - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
It's definitely the one with the most widely varied response! I think the reasons you cited for not studying are pretty much in line with the slacker mindset I was going for. But I can see how not everyone would find it funny, and I appreciate your comment.
Arwen - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
AGES...I thought the pacing was alright...and usually I'm such a pacing whiner...so don't worry about it. Things can always be more polished, but this made me smile, just as it is. :)
Porfle Popnecker - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

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