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Song Parodies -> "Spatula"

Original Song Title:

"Africa"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Toto

Parody Song Title:

"Spatula"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

This spoof was based on the Demetri Martin joke that goes like this: "I was making pancakes the other day and a fly flew into the kitchen. And that's when I realized that a spatula is a lot like a fly-swatter. And a crushed fly is a lot like a blueberry. And a roommate is a lot like a fly eater." Original Song
I hear my gut rumbling at night
And I need only one thing, it’s a righteous combination
Open the fridge, catches my eye
This midnight snack can only cure, give me pancakes and bacon
I grabbed my old pan and lit the flame
But had no tool, pancakes started to burn
And they got too crispy
Looked in the drawer, but much too late
“Boy, oh boy, I know what I must do!"

Know I can’t go on, continue to burn my food
Need something that a simple fork or spoon could never do
I’ll raid the store for a spatula!
The best one I’ll buy, I’ll make breakfast and try again

My roommate came in late that night
Acting so careless, coming in drunk
Falling down and vomiting
This happens nearly every night
Since he left the door wide open letting all the bugs in
It’s just so damn frustrating!
With my new tool, plan comes to mind
Make him breakfast, one he’s sure to love!

Give those bugs a swat, add them to the batter too
“These pancakes, the “blueberry” kind, I offer them to you!”
I’ll bring revenge with my spatula!
“Go on, take a bite…” Don’t mind the wings,
“Have one more stack!”

“Hurry man, they’re getting cold for you”

Roommate ate a lot, must think they taste great, but you
Won’t hear me give my secret out, or why I’m attached to
My brand new fly swatter spatula
My brand new butt scratcher spatula (I love this thing!)
Roommate would hate my new spatula! (He’s such a pain!)
I’d be so lost with no spatula!
Good thing I bought extra spatulas!
Pancakes all the time, they’re filled with some housefly “pecans”

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 9

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bobpiecheese - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I've never really read parodies that weren't in a contest due to me being too busy donging around on the interwebs, but then you had to go and title a parody "Spatula" to one of my favourite before-I-was-born songs and I had to read it. And it was friggin' hilarious! 555
Bachelor Cook - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
SPATacular-555!!!
Jonathan - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
dude if you're gonna feed me bugs I don't think we can be roomies anymore! 5's
E-Jhey - June 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a little problem with its pacing when I tried singing it at first. However, I was somehow able to figure out how it should be sang after a few tries. Well, that is actually one thing about parodies which makes them hard to sing during one's first try. You have to read it at first and analyze how its syllabication and lyrical pace should be. One the other hand, this is also a challenge that parodists have to overcome in which making a parody song singable to anyone. Just polish more on the pacing a bit. Furthermore, I consider this a good one. I definitely love parodies. :)
Red Ant - September 18, 2017 - Report this comment
Hard song to pace, and everyone gets a pass on the "Sure as Olympus..." line, which is crazier than a parody about spatulas. I wanted to do one called "corrective rape in South Africa", but decided against it. This is better anyway. 5s, if 3 years late.
Agrimorfee - September 19, 2017 - Report this comment
Hey, Abbott: 455. RED ANT??!!! Where the hell have you been?!

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