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Song Parodies -> "Ninja (Turtles)"

Original Song Title:

"Loser"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Beck

Parody Song Title:

"Ninja (Turtles)"

Parody Written by:

2nz

The Lyrics

OK, you gotta take the leap back to the 80's cartoon with me to fully enjoy this parody. And for the first line of the refrain, I know there is an extra syllable. See if you can image that one extra syllable right after the first beat, as if the two-syllable section 'Cowa' replaces the second syllable of the line, thus adding a syllable but not extending the line. I probably confused you more now. Just read the parody, why don't ya.
In the land of sewer pipes, My name is Mikey
Pizza in my veins, wish they had two-toed Nikes
When the mutagen falls it feel uncomfortable
It speeds up an evolving animal

Kill the foot clan with cool lookin' nunchakus
Holy shell shock there are weapons in the sewer muck
Dona-plus-tello's makin' gadgets for free
Goin' crazy McGiver, three-fingered handy

Runnin' with scissors ain't so bad when I had to wield a
skateboard weapon yellin' 'Radical vert'
Don't believe any newspaper deal
Unless it's March or maybe April, how's it hangin' miss O'Neil
There's hockey face, met with Case' in the dark
Raphael got friendly with crazy Jonesy in the park

Yo, slice it.

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja turtle
Mutant on the half shell

Trenchcoat-wearin' good guys

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja turtle
Mutant on the half shell

Leo's the leader of our teenage training
Saving the city doesn't need his explaining
We souped up a mini-van, go cruisin' for a catch
Yo, April's hot but the plumbing wouldn't match
Shakin' Shredder's spies with some great disguises
A Zorro mask with four custom sizes

Get all our wealth from a simple thing
Crazy turtle toys, all the merchandise and marketing
Think about this in finance debates
Wear your house? Write it off, and it's legal in the states
I was primed with some turtle wax
Forgot curfew last night...I'm sorry master Splinter

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja, baby
That mutation gravy

Get crazy with katanas

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja, baby
That mutation gravy

Shell, shell, shell shock

Yo, Leonardo

(instrumental + some quotes from 80's ninja turtles cartoon)

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja turtle
Mutant on the half shell

"Don't try this at home" <-(the voice of Bebop or Rocksteady)

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja, baby
That mutation gravy

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja turtle
Mutant on the half shell

So...Cowabunga, yo
I'm a ninja, baby
That mutation gravy
Yo, Turtle Power

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Mr. X - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty good..
2nz - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank ya much, Mr. X. Did yer ferget ter vote, perchance?
Mr. X - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, I voted. What makes ya think I didn't, perchance?
2nz - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks. I saw yer comment, but I didn't see any vote. And when I went back 20 minutes later, there was still no vote.
rit - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
very cool!
Jared - March 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Cowabunga, made me laugh, dude.....All fives for you, Turtle Power!
Matthias - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Was a huge fan of the cartoon when I was a kid. The pacing threw me off a bit, "So.... Cowabunga" would have been fine by itself without adding the "Yo" at the end, because that made it stretch too long. Anywho pretty great parody here 2nz.
bobpiecheese - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages2) The extra syllable in the chorus didn't bother me. I'm not too familiar the the '80s Turtles (I'm more into the 2003 cartoon, as I was alive when it aired), but I know enough to get into the parody. 555 for you!
Arwen - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...I honestly never watched it in the 80s, but did see the movie that came out (last year??) with a friend's little boy. He loved it. Anyway...this was funny...and I thought the "Cowabunga Yo" worked just fine...for the record.
Melanie Lee - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Pretty good stuff; a couple of laughs. I wish you had parodied some (more) of the spoken lines. 5-4-5. BTW, a decade or two ago I read an article in which the writer noticed that the four good guys are named after European artists, while the two bad guys--Be-Bop and Rock Steady--are named after Afro-American music styles. I'll have a little racism with my turtle soup, please!
Below Average Dave - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I got the pacing, I thought it was overall very well done. Very faithful to the show/movie itself, and liked how you managed to include all characters. Original Song is one of those I heard a million times back in the 90s but never since, so thinks for letting me revisit this OS, I think it could have used a bit more punch, but overall I really enjoyed it.
Invisible Boy - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked it 2nz. I remember the "artist" names of the 4 main turtles. The rest of it references kind went by me as I didn't follow the show.
The pacing was fine for me. Good job !
Jeff Reuben - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
ages--Fear The Turtle! Cowabunga Yo worked for me...I did watch it last week...I mean in the 80s. Got a lot out of it.

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