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Song Parodies -> "Dr. Demento"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Roboto"

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Parody Song Title:

"Dr. Demento"

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The Lyrics

I first wrote this as a tribute for the Demented Disc Jockey's 20th anniversary on the air, while I was also attempting to be the next "Weird Al". I had evey intention of recording this, but I have as much musicianship skills and money as I did back then! It's been 15+ years since then--only Casey Kasem has been around longer, I think! A few lines have been changed to reflect the times. The French lyrics come from my high school years, so they are probably inaccurate.
Merci beaucoup, Dr. Demento
Tu as les disques jouer
Merci beaucoup, Dr. Demento
Tu es la bon D.J.

I'm listening to the man
Who ain't no mannequin
Stereos made in Japan
He is the Demented Man

I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
Sunday evenings, my blood is boiling, I am a demon
So if you see me, change the station, don't act surprised
I'm just a guy who needs some laughter and somewhere to hide
To laugh all night, just laugh all night

He is a D.J., who wears a black suit and top hat, you see
He's come to help you with your problems--dementually
He plays the weird songs, he plays all humor
Why man, don't you know?
He is a man whose phone request lines
Ring beyond his control, beyond his control
The phones they will toll, requests for the show

He is the Demented Man (request request, he's got a request)
I am his biggest fan (request request, he's got a request)
He's been on punctually since 1970

(merci beaucoup, Dr. Demento, merci...)

Thank you very much, Dr. Demento
For playing all the songs that no one else wants to
And thank you very much, Dr. Demento
For playing this here song, when I asked you
Thank you, thank you, I wanna thank you...

The problem's plain to see
We take life too seriously
Straight music gives me hives
I need to dementasize

Thirty long years have passed (request request, he's got a request)
It sure has been a blast (request request, he's got a request)
From 1970 (request request, he's got a request)
To maybe infinity?

I'm not a killjoy! A Killjoy! KillJoy!...
Copyright 1986, 2003

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Rick D - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
I too, started out inspired by Dr. D. I had a rew recordings chart on his show in the 70's. Good tribute.
... - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Ditto on Rick D's comment.
David Chrenko - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
I've had the opportunity on several occasions to meet Dr. Demento, most recently at a doo wop party a couple years back. I found the good doctor to be a real gentleman. I remember how excited I was back in the late '70s to see my buddy Rick D get a song into Demento's Top 10. Side Bar: Rick also auditioned for Weird Al's band about the time "Another One Rides The Bus" hit big on the show. Good job, Agrimorfee - it brought a tear to the eye.
Agrimorfee - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Rick--who "were" you in the '70s? I'm dying to know.
David Chrenko - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Rick was and always has been Rick (no I didn't say you're a has-been, Rick) He recruited me once on guitar and backup vocals to perform at The Improv in Hollywood with him. I was so scared 'cause all the tables at the club were rating us, and I played every song at double speed. Rick used that night against me for years, but he won some free recording time at a studio. I had a popular LA new wave band a couple years later, and Rick was our soundman. He's a very talented guy, if you haven't noticed.
Rick D - December 10, 2003 - Report this comment
I used my own name on the Dr. D show. The first song I had was "The Voyeur" under Ricky Duncan and the Mushroom Cloud, The sequel was "The Flasher". He also played "Had to Buy a Beer To Use the Bathroom" and "The First Lady". More recently, Mari put her name in Google and found out Dr. D played one of our more recent songs, "Mariwanna" about 3 years ago. He knows who I am, I've said hello to him at a few Weird Al concerts. If you do a search of old programs, you'll probably only find "The Voyeur".
Agrimorfee - December 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Wow, Rick, never heard either of those songs or artist names. Good job to get on-air, which I tried twice. Thanks for the reply.
nally - December 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, with my final exams out of the way now, I can post a comment...

This one was good too. In 1997 I went to see a Dr. Demento show at Caltech in Pasadena, and Weird Al was there, sitting right across the aisle from me! I didn't get to meet him, though; during intermission there was a long line of people waiting to see him. As for Dr. D, he played some really funny music at the show.
... - December 11, 2003 - Report this comment
I see lots of people commented, but only two people have voted. What's the deal? (One of those votes is mine.)
David Chrenko - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Hi Agrimorfee: So far as I know, I voted you 5's. Maybe Am I Right is suffering from "Hanging Chad Syndrome".
Rick D - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Yeah people. We owe a lot to Dr Demento, and Agri here did a good tribute. I wanna see at least 23 votes here!
Agrimorfee - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Hate to sound narcissistic, but I would like to see more votes all around. Lots of people have looked at my songs, and have dropped a vote here or there--one or twice. There are many still recent 4 & 5 level songs (that have only garnered 1 vote) that folks should take a look at! :)
David Chrenko - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
...and not only yours, Agrimorfee (I'll be sure to check out your others), but we really should be more supportive of each other by going back into the vaults. We all know how much time and effort is involved in putting together a strong parody. It's disappointing to find you've shared it with only seven or eight others. Perhaps we could all take one day off per week from submitting new ones, and use that day for voting on "Solid Gold" (ooh, I've got to copyright that cliche!). Anyone like the idea? Chuck?
ChuckyG - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
it may be interesting if someone was to say, take over the spot where the new parodies appear on Sundays, and put up twenty or so under-voted parodies that felt deserved recognition. Who should do it, or how nominations should be picked, is another question.
Leah Lockhart - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Maybe you can tell everyone that they can send ONE to be re-posted then you pck the top 20?
ChuckyG - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
well, I don't like having to make artistic judgements about parodies, I tend to try and stay neutral. What may work, is if I pick someone each week to pick a top 20 list, and let them enter them to appear on the front page. It's certainly do-able, and would be more interesting than letting one person dominate the opinion making process (or worse, try a committee). Maybe even let the person making the list enter little descriptions next to each parody as to why they picked it. There's certainly plenty of content on the site already, and I'm always in favor of finding new ways to mine the content already here. 95% of the parodies on the site took someone at least 20 minutes or more to compose, and I think there's plenty of overlooked quality material lurking in the database.
Gary Main - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
i cannot imagine how many of the posted songs are being looked at. is such a giant volume there. i like the idea of each artist picking whatever they consider to be thier best work and have a seperate election. maybe even make a seperate album called all the best or something.
Leah Lockhart - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
So then... how do you pick who gets to pick? ;-)
Gary Main - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
BTW heres what i am doing with my work. next Thursday the Karaoke crowd is going to do my work to the original music. we have most all of the music to the ones we want to do already. the KAraoke Machine records in CD or Cassette. Anyone interested in having a song done, pick your favorite, and i will see if we cant get it sung to the music with some pretty talented voices. Full Credit will be given, and an attempt will be made to sell this item. any profits will be split equally depending on what gets picked, the copy is going to go to Nashville in the new year, hopefully to be released. If your interested, i read all these comments, just post it on one of my songs. on the demo will be verbally listed the name of each artist, so if i figure its gonna work we will need some sort of written agreement. dont want all political, i am doing one of mine is all, some of my Michael Jackson stuff would wind me into courts so i am treading lightly there, Michael the Wood Nosed Strange Queer wont be on it. if your interested, find something light hearted and simple, WTF or try it at your end Karaoke machines are easy workl with. i bet with a little cooperation we could release a dozen CDs of the archives here. Whoever did Standing With My Winkie In My Hand, that is awesome and i want to include it for sure unless you say NO.
Agrimorfee - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
1) I think many of the aritsts would prefer to provide their own vocals and/or instrumentation. 2) This topic of discussion should be brought to the Discussion Board by someone. I don't have to do this right now. Volunteers? I will look for this topic there on Monday.
Gary Main - December 12, 2003 - Report this comment
well maybe if everyone interested did 1 track of their favorite songs, heck i dont know i am just trying to figure out how to make a dime at this, it seems only a few of you are, i could be wrong, but i am sure there is a bigger market then we are using. i think a collection of different atrtist work in a Cd would seem more atractive to buyers then say "The Complete Works of Soime Unknown" i thnk "The 2004 Parody Award Winners Collection" would sell faster.
Johnny D - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Just doing my part to move the vote count towards 23...let it be...
Johnny D - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
David - in reference to your comment here on December 12, 2003 - I agree, it would be good if there could be some way to encourage folks to take some time to read, enjoy, and vote and comment on the many, many excellent parodies stored in the Amiright vaults. I already do that from time-to-time, and I find lots of great stuff in there. Great idea!
2nz - January 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Dr. D. I know some fold who hate him, but if I did, I probably wouldn't be here right now. Actually I'm gonna get a shift on WUSB at Stony Brook soon, not playing parodies at first, but still on the air.
Matthias - June 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Love the "Demented", "Demon", "Dementually", "Dementasize" word choice. It was pretty clever.
Syncronos - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
*performs kung fu salute* You no hungry for sanity! You want de-men-ted!!!!
Rex - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) And I'm the demented fan! Excellent work.
bobpiecheese - July 07, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Totally demented in a good way! Somehow...
Below Average Dave - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Very well written, I especially liked the use of French in the beginning. . .I have to admit I kinda fell by the wayside along following this to the original song, pacing was great, and I think it was very creative.
Jack Wilson - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome, and demented in a good way like bobpie said.
Mike - April 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I have just inherited a factory sealed cd of gooses mother Does that mean anything to anyone? If so email me. Bigmikebfl

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