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Song Parodies -> "This Damn Bull (Is Lost in the Costco)"

Original Song Title:

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

Original Performer:

They Might Be Giants

Parody Song Title:

"This Damn Bull (Is Lost in the Costco)"

Parody Written by:

The Lyrics

The original was first a hit for The Four Lads circa 23 B.C. (Before Costco)
This damn bull
Is lost in the Costco
It's a big damn bull
He's lost in the Costco
Now he's tramp-ling kids
Here in the Costco
Not your typical sight
For a Tuesday night

Every aisle
That's here at the Costco
Is a big smashed pile
Down here at the Costco
So if you're in line
Right here at the Costco
You'll be waiting on this damn bull

No more hordes of sporks
Or half-ton Raisin Bran
Why he's in here I can't say
Maybe he heard there's samples today

Let me please
Get out of the Costco
No, you can't get past
The greeters at Costco
Gotta check receipts
Here at the Costco
Why's he poking the shoppers full of holes?
He thinks it's the running of the bulls

Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moo
Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moo
Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moomoo
This damn bull (This damn bull)

Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moo
Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moo
Moo moo moo - Moo moo ma moo-moo moomoo
Watch him charge (AmEx cards)

Now he's torn through Sports
And gored the cell-phone man
How he got here I can't say
Maybe they kicked him out of Big K!

Let the cops
Into the Costco
No, they don't have cards
They can't enter Costco
They put crime scene tape
All 'round the Costco
Why'd they close down my big-ass warehouse store?

Hey look - there's a Sam's Club - right next door!


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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 24

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MasonR - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, this is great! Extra credit for doing a TMBG song which is funny in its own right!
alvin rhodes - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
nice job on a difficult song...5s
Ashkicksass - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
"Maybe he heard there's samples today" made me LOL. I especially liked this one due to the fact that I hate going to warehouse stores! Wooooo!
Claude Prez - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow. Love TMBG, love this. You gonna do K-Marticle Man next? Build A Little Wal-Mart Your Home? Parody "Ana Ng" and I'll *really* be impressed. Great stuff.
Jack Wilson - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This is awesome!!!1 555! Love it!
John Jenkins - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent - especially the charging bull line.
Jessica - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with Ashkicksass. That "sample" line about killed me. Great job! :-D
Stuart McArthur - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
seems I'm the only one who DKTOS - but we have stores like that here, and it's a shame when cell-phone men get gored - anywhere - 555 - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, MasonR & scholar rhodes & Mrs. Kicksass & Jackie & Johnkins & Jessica & Stuartiste (or is it?)!
C4P: Parodying "Ana Ng" is a great suggestion. You go first. Heh heh. Oh, and I'm totally gonna steal your "Birdhouse" idea.
Olvan The Terrible - January 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh... My... GAWD. Never before have I laughed so hard at an Amiright parody before. If I could give you three sixes, I would!
Claude Prez - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, I came up with an entire half verse for an "Ana Ng" parody, and the best part is I have the whole rest of the year to finish it: "Santa Claus, how come I'm getting coal, and you still haven't brought me no toys or some other majestic presents?" Also, you totally HAVE to steal my "Birdhouse" idea (even though it looks like I skipped a word). - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Olvan: 666, hmm... that would be Beastly.
C4P: You damn well better do it. Isn't "Ana Ng" a translation of "Santa Claus" anyway?
2LD4U - February 16, 2005 - Report this comment
I LOVE this song and I LOVE this parody! - February 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, 2LD4me. They love you back.
Derwood Bowen - March 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Is this based on an actual event, or something hypothetical? Either way, it's amazing. That song never seemed parody-able to me, yet, here you are! - August 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanx, Derwood. It's based on an actual event that hasn't happened yet, but will shortly. Watch the news. That's all I'm goonna say.
Garnish - April 11, 2008 - Report this comment
that was so funny! i loved the Big K part. i loved the whole thing, actually. - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanx, Garnish. I love it when people love the whole thing, actually.
Old Man Ribber - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm looking at parodies past tonight. This is incredible! Pacing - timing - rhyming - all perfect...and funny as hell! My compliments! ;D
littleCUPcakes - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
To the Staff at this is very funny, because here in NorCAL the Saturday morning shoppers who really do resemble bulls fighting for their junk! - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanx, Old Man Ribber & littleCUPcakes! Previous commenter Derwood Bowen recently recorded this one (albeit as "This Dang Bull" to leave out my naughty D-word). I believe it will be up on the FuMP sideshow (on on August 20th.
Old Man Ribber - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Over one year later, this is STILL my favorite parody ever on amiright! ;D - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanx, OMR. I've been trying to get Robert Lund to record it. Just for you.

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