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Song Parodies -> "Monkeys Are Bluffing"

Original Song Title:

"Money For Nothing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Monkeys Are Bluffing"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

" I'll see your hundred, and raise you a hundred"......."Oo-oo-ee-ee-eee!!"
(Primates are hard to be-eat)

Now look at them baboons.don't know how they do it
They're smokin' cigars, betting cockily
Stakes they're raisin'.that's the way they do it
Monkeys are bluffin', but that chimp's got three

I'm down a thousand.don't know how they do it
Flingin' faeces, but they ain't dumb
You can tell that gibbon thinks that he's a winner
Because he got o-pposable thumbs

CHORUS:
I got a straight, that mandrill's got nothin'
Palms are itchin'I was na-i-ive
I didn't bank ona flush from Cheetah
He must've had an ace up his slee-eeve

See the little marmoset a-chawin' on a peanut
He's workin'his poker stare
That little marmoset has cleaned out Vegas
That little marmoset's a millionaire

CHORUS:
I won a hand; orang-utan's huffin'
Starts a-swinginon chandeli-i-ier
Don't play "no-limit"with a gorilla
Especially on his seventeenth bee-eer!

I shoulda learned to play canasta
I shoulda tried roulette or craps
Fleeced by a rhesus?....He's doing rude things with bananas
Holding four Jacks, perhaps?

Check it out nowwho's that simian smartass?
Dealing from the bottom, throwing chips at me
Kings for King Kongthat's the way they do it
Monkeys are bluffin', but that chimp's got three

CHORUS:
I got a straight, that mandrill's got nothin'
Palms are itchin'I was na-i-ive
I didn't bank ona flush from Cheetah
He must've had an ace up his slee-eeve

I should be leavin'made a mint but blew it
You cannot outsmart apes from Barbary
Cash I'm owin'.Clyde's gonna pursue it
Monkey be roughin'throwin' bricks at me
Monkeys were bluffin', knew that chimp had three
(Primates areprimates areprimates are hard to beat)


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alvin rhodes - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
this is hilarious...not to mention, one of the most original concepts i've seen in here...5s plus
Arwen - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm with alvin...nobody is more original than my favorite SAB...=) Great job, KR!
carol - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
excellent concept, well paced, and FUNNY! 5's
Kristof Robertson - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Al, Arwen, and Carol. I've not been able to get on Amiright very much lately....so don't think I'm snubbing y'all!
Michael Pacholek - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
I've heard of dogs playing poker, but monkeys? What happens when you get a room full of them? I went ape over this parody.
Lucidlupin LeeBee - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
no monkeying around here! - brilliant had me laughing.... for some reason I like liked "o-pposable thumbs" ;-D a hand = 5s of course!
Johnny D - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
OOO OOO OOO EEE EEE EEE AAA AAA AAA!! 555 !! Now you can follow-up with "Gibbons Who Swing".
Red Ant - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent Kristof.
MasonR - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Brilliant. I'm gibbon you 5's!
Stuart McArthur - September 01, 2005 - Report this comment
just swooped in and out of "The World Of Kristof" for a coupla minutes to enjoy this - I know it's educational and all, but maybe you're spending TOO much time watching the Discovery Channel, matey - simian smartasses, Kings for King Kong - what a wondrous mind you have - 555
Jess - September 01, 2005 - Report this comment
This was awesome!
Dee Range - September 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm 'All In' with this parody...one of my fav OS and fav parodies. Simply unbelievably imaginative. Tens wouldn't do this justice, so three 5's will have to do.
Agrimorfee - September 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) If they gathered 100 monkeys in a room full of typewriters for 100 hours, they still wouldn't write a parody as good as yours. 555
Larry Hensley - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting one, very different idea.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ha! Very creative stuff, 'fleeced by a rhesus' among other great lines... I think the throwing of fewmets is a sign of anger at not getting a flush.
Adagio - September 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but very interesting to read...lot of images. : )
Peter Andersson - September 24, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - Hmmm... let's see: Gorillas would prefer LOW HAND poker, watch your back when you get the PRE-MAN HAND and if the monkey is a librarian always suggest TEXAS OOK Â'EM.
Peter Andersson - September 24, 2005 - Report this comment
TEXAS OOK'EM
Phil Alexander - September 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, I see you didn't try and work in the Goodies line: "Gibbon half a chance" ;-) Excellent. As usual.
Red Ant - September 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Too many good lines to pick out. Still excellent Kristof.
John Jenkins - September 26, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree that there are probably too many good lines to try to narrow it down to one or two, but my faves were "o-pposable thumbs" and "Kings for King Kong."
Arwen - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...just as good as ever, KR...=)
Johnny D - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Adam Eccleshall - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Awesome :-)
EmiLoca - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Where do you come up with these ideas? Honestly...this is hilarious. LOL, Kristof.
Tim Mayfield - September 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The chimp's the chump with the change. Or is it the chump with the trump is a chimp.. 5's
Spaff.com - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow. What everyone said. This shit's bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. I love it all the way through, but for some reason, I'm particularly charmed by the marmoset verse. You are stunningly good at this stuff, Kristof. Funny, sharp, creative, blah blah blah. I'm in awe.
Rex - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The Jungle Series of Poker! Funny stuff!
Rick C - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice job, Skippy 555
Claude Prez - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
What everyone else said. Great stuff.
Dee Range - October 03, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM. See above. Still hilarious!
Jack Wilson - October 27, 2007 - Report this comment
HILARIOUS.5s

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