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Song Parodies -> "Carp Dressed Man"

Original Song Title:

"Sharp Dressed Man"

Original Performer:

ZZ Top

Parody Song Title:

"Carp Dressed Man"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Lacoste shirt, Nike shoes
They thought they would not lose
Stone-washed jeans, bolo tie
But you wonder why those guys cry?
They didn't even like the cardigan
The girls went crazy 'bout the Carp Dressed Man.

He wore hat, some diamond rings
But those were the only normal things
He had fish on his chin
All the way down to his chin
He must have gotten them from out of a can
They really were crazy for the Carp Dressed Man

Top coat, top hat?
Why don't you just forget about that?
Ocean Pacific, Michael Jackson's glove--
These things won't get you a girl's love
If you want them running as fast they can
Well, *you* gotta be a Carp Dressed Man.
Copyright 1985, Agrimorfee Believe it or not, "WKRP In Cincinati" did have an episode about a man dressed as a carp--but that was not the inspiration for this parody.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 2.0
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 1

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Poodle Bites, Poodle Chewses - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Just the idea of a guy dressed as a fish is enough to get this a 2. Unfortunately, that's all I could see fit to give ya. The pacing is way off.
Agrimorfee - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I totally disagree with you on your assessment of the pacing. But i can live with it.
Poodle Bites, Poodle Chewses - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
OK, I read it over again, with the music this time, and I still gotta say that it's pretty off. The only lines that matched were the first two carp-dressed man ones. The other ones all have different numbers of syllables in them. Some of 'em you can hide if ya cram a few syllables together. Go and listen for yourself.
Jay W - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Where exactly are the fish? Are they attached to his chin, or do they hang down to his chin? Are they tied to his head? Glued? Pasted? And what kind of carp? Fancy, showy goldfish type or something plain like a herring? (Are herring carp; I don't even know?) Pretty funny, actually, in a Zen way, but there are some pacing flaws unless my memory is way off.
Agrimorfee - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Bad, bad typing on my part--the line should read "He had fish on his chin, all the way down to his SHIN." THAT makes much more sense. I also flubbed "He wore A hat". Screw it---some days are diamonds, and some days...
Michael Pacholek - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Herb Tarlek, wherever you are, we salute you.

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