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Song Parodies -> "Pickin' Up the Shitz"

Original Song Title:

"Puttin' on the Ritz"

Original Performer:

Irving Berlin

Parody Song Title:

"Pickin' Up the Shitz"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I work outdoors. Nuff said.
I'm so sick of doggie-doo
Up and down the avenue
All those big, brown blobs out there
No pet owner seems to care

Jerks who don't know their follies
White trash and several collies
Waiting there for you
For your newly-bought shoe

Now if you're me
You clean it up every pup-py
Where he must go all little bits
Pickin' up the shitz

Different ways to clean up the doo
Heaven knows you sure don't want to
Soil your mitts
Pickin' up the shitz

If your dog eats like your closet Hoover
Better bring yourself a very super

Don't mince words with little grannies
Who leave turds from canine fannies
Pugs and pits
Pickin' up the shitz

(Solo of woofing and crapping)

Every time I buy a rug he'll soil it
Gonna teach that mutt to use the toilet
Can't tin foil it

So declare it's simply not cool
Sittin' there that big smelly stool
Use some wits
Pickin' up the shitz
Now she's hit the big time in the USA

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 17

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Guy - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
loved the "grannies/fannies" lines. Another classic from a room full of toilets. Good job Rick.
Laurence Dunne - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Im glad someone finally wrote a parody about this subject....
Royce Miller - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick-something every dog owner can relate to-good parody
Johnny D - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Ooops, now I'm slipping in my own, er, business....

Sorry, my previous two comment-attempts were not what I wanted to write, so here's a third attempt - I requested the previous two to be deleted!

Taco’s version:

Messed-up – yikes – a million-dollar pooper!
Diamond-collared Westie's got no scooper!

5's, and watch where you step on Newbury Street in Boston.
Phil Alexander - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
And there's the Jack Dee variation on a theme:
"You're supposed to use those doo-doo bins"
"They're a bit high for him"
"No, you put it in a plastic bag, first"
"I did, and the poor thing nearly suffocated"
Jan Unwin - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Doggone it, that's great!
Jeff Reuben - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
This was great too...we'll make sure to pick up after our dog (and ourselves) if we're in the Bay area
David Chrenko - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL - especially liked the closet Hoover line.
Paul Robinson - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick D - Keep doin' the things that you doo-doo! Many among us show heaping talent and work special voodoo with doo-doo themes. Consider yourself in that Special Cat(box)egory.
Rick D - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all. This song is very tricky, with the inner rhymes. And the subject (fecal) matter is one of my pet peeves. Sometimes I feel like we live in a turd world country.
Agrimorfee - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
As I am the one in the house who's ususally forced to walk the dogs (and they aren't even mine), i can relate to this tune. ;)
Jonathan C. - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm surprised Chucky posted this uncensored. That's Chucky, and thank you Rick for such a daring, funny song.
Adagio - August 01, 2004 - Report this comment
One of my favorite songs to parody. Good job. 5's
Adagio - August 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh...that was (SOTM)
Melhi - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM -- Heavy "doody" stuff, Rick! :)
Johnny D - August 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I picture Taco prancing around in his old music video, skewering the dog-turds with his cane and dropping them into his top-hat.
Agrimorfee - August 12, 2004 - Report this comment
JANSOTM --Restoring what I believe was a 545. - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I particularly like the soil it/toilet/foil it threefer. And "pooper scooper" is so perfect a sub for "super duper" that I'm gonna guess you started with that and built the rest of the parody around it. (Amiright?) You got great shitz, RAD.
Mari D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
JSOTM: Rick, you and I decided not to vote for one another, but I wanted to leave a note. Your parody is full of sh*t! And I like it a lot!
Johnny D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, I agree with what Spaff postulated about the "pooper scooper"/"super duper" sub being the starting point, because I'll sometimes build a parody around a title-sub and/or a lyric-sub. (AreWeRight?)
Rick D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Actually, I did start from the title, but as I mull these things over at work, lines pop out. But many times I just work down to a punchline I didn't know existed. I have over 300 originals, and I've been stealing from them since I started cranking them out for this site. If you ever heard some of them you'd say "Oh, he got that idea from the parody" "Shitz" can be considered a descendant of my song, "Dog-Doo", one of twenty songs on Rad and Mad's first album, "Butts of Jokes".
Claude Prez - August 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Never commented before, but I always thought this one was stool-pendous
Meriadoc - August 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pugs and pits line was hilarious! :-D
Peregrin - August 30, 2004 - Report this comment
This one may just 'scoop' the pool!
2nz - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice, clean (if smelly) take on the song. Enjoyed it over here.
Jeff Reuben - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
sotm--still good, see above
2nz - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
By the by, my version of the song would indicate that you missed several stanzas at the end. It also has two musical breaks. Do I just have an extended version or something?

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