Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Groucho"

Original Song Title:

"Gaucho"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steely Dan

Parody Song Title:

"Groucho"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Simeon Joseph Perelman wrote the screenplays for "Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers."
A few of the boys' films I'd miss;
Most give hold-your-sides comic bliss.
These guys were way beyond cool;
None was afraid to play the fool.
They gave pretense the kiss-off,
Sometimes spoke in iambs.
One writer, S.J Perelman,
Was a dialog wonder man;
His jokes have me rolling
All over the floor,
Spoken by brothers four.

They get me on a laughing spree
They kid and then
Proceed to wreck somebody's home.
Who's my favorite vex-pain?

Who is it, Groucho or Chico?
Sly guy is standing there
Sparkling eye, lecherous honcho--
Eyebrow-elevator moves.
Audacious brows, boy!
Sucks up to friends
To garner their welcome cheer
Highjinks from mustached gnome.

Italian spoof
Spews crack-up lines,
And he could bang
Piano real fine.
Hottest-tempered of the four--
What do you think he's yelling for?
Yet he gives Harpo leeway,
Even gives him a home.

Mum Harpo is his "special" friend,
But watch him use his wondrous hands--
Strum his music tool, boy!
Just look at them go,
Flying through glissandos.

Then there's the one who sometimes carps--
Plays the foil
He is the bold straight man, named Zeppo--
Wooden, kind of a pain.

I vote for Groucho, though Chico
Was a standup man,
And crazy, clothes-mangling Harpo
Was a studly, horny guy.
Audacious clown-boys--
Forget the Zep--
With writing so well-done. Hear!
No pies or custard thrown.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

 LittleLots
Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 



In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.
 

Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 7

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 1
 1
 
 2   0
 1
 1
 
 3   1
 0
 0
 
 4   0
 0
 0
 
 5   5
 5
 5
 

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Phil Alexander - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Full Marx
alvin rhodes - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
i love groucho parodies...5s
Rick C - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
What Philbo and ar said...555
AFW - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Fine tribute to my favorite funny family...

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/steelydan2.shtml For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 690