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Song Parodies -> "Mike Hunt Quite Tagged Is He"

Original Song Title:

"My Country 'Tis of Thee"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Mike Hunt Quite Tagged Is He"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

According to Wikipedia Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" in 1831. It was also know by the song title "America" and served as the US National Anthem until "The Star Spangled Banner" was adopted as the official national anthem.

The original piece contained four verses. A fifth verse was added to celebrate Washington's Centennial. Two additional verses were written by Henry van Dyke sometime later. I wrote a four verse version of this parody a few years back. Since I learned its history I rewrote the parody into a full seven verse version. I used a bit of verse from the original write but mostly it's all new. The Brits have their own version to this song entitled "God Save the Queen" If the reigning monarch happens to be a King then the words referring to gender is changed accordingly.

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Mike Hunt quite tagged is he,
Pete, Stan or Jeff-er-y; did no one think?
Planned poor your father plied,
Should name of William tried?
With every tout so snide, he'll need a shrink.

How naive can one be?
To name so notably, thy name is snubbed.
They rub and mock so shrill,
Why could they've named him Bill?
He gets the picture chill, how he was dubbed.

While musing shall they tease,
Like stings from bumble bees, keep beatin' on.
The chortles flung do make,
Mike Hunt to seethe and ache,
Don't mock, please silence make, their hounds un-fond.

A call came from up front,
And quipped, "You seen Mike Hunt"?
"Excuse me, m'am"?
"I've seen a lot of stuff,"
"Don't think I've seen your muff,"
"Get your-self in the buff,"
"I'll take a scan."

His father's oddity,
He named him horribly,
Did he not care?
Mike once had hair galore,
Bald now, his hair's no more,
Rememb'ring times before,
Mike Hunt had hair.

Mike Hunt, we quiz at thee,
Your name phonetically,
Of humor thinks,
Fan of your father's bride,
Slammed by that name applied.
With ev-er-y comment snide,
This name pun stinks.

Mike's name made him quite coy,
Mike Hunt is not a toy,
His name detests.
That name caused him despair,
Like someone’s derriere,
Covered by underwear,
That's why he's stressed.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 21

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AFW - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
You put new spark in the old name joke..funny and clever work..Great DE..
Guy - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Farce - I was wondering if anyone was going to say anything good, bad or indifferent about this write. I know if I had that name I'd either use a middle name or insist on being called Mikey, Mickey or Michael.

Yeah it's an old joke but I tried to do something original with it. I get off on stupid titles. Like if your last name is Parts and you enlist in the Army you will immediately be known as Private Parts. And don't even enlist in the Navy if your last name is Stains. Fill in the blank. Thanks for commenting.
Christie Marie M - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL!! Hilarious! You're such a riot! I've enjoyed your parody lots! I remembered back in school, I made a petition on adding French language to the curriculum. Those are the names of some students I found on the list in my petition: Anita Bath, Helen Earth, Mike Hunt ;), Eric Shawn, Seymour Butts, Connie L***us! Instead of feeling insulted, I was actually laughing! Of course I didn't show it to the teachers 'cuz I know for sure I would get in trouble. It was actually a fake petition anyways. Can't stop laughing at your parody, though! 5's! Any parodies based upon name puns are funny!
Guy - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie - I knew that there were folks out there today that get off on PUNishing names. I have a collection of them as well as a collection of a whole lot of oxymorons and some of the most PUNishing pun jokes ever. And don't forget about Connie's sister. Annie... =;-)

It's only dirty if you let your mind run through the mud. I'm glad that you enjoyed this so well. Thanks!
Fiddlegirl - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Too funny!
Timmy1000 - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Enjoyed this one; I've seen a lot of names that no one should ever use, yet people do.
blackjack21 - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL! Didn't have to Hunt too far for a great parody. Your new name is Five 5. Fiver.
Mike Hawk - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm sure glad my last name is not Hunt.
alvin - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
lol...clever concept....i went to school with a guy with that unfortunate name
Guy - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl - Thanks for autographing my parody. I really appreciate comments. =;-)

Timmy - Yeah I should poke fun of names. When I lived in Nebraska there was a local potato chip company named Guy's and then there was Doritos. It was the only time that I was ever really in the chips. Thanks!

Blackjack - If you run into anyone who is looking for this parody tell them to look up Mike's wife Helen. Please tell them to go to Helen Hunt for it. Comment appreciated - thanks!

Mr. Hawk - Do you even have a clue? =-:) Thanks!

Alvin - Maybe he changed his last name to Hawk? LOL There must have been some funny moments back in your school days with that poor fellow. Thanks buddy for weighin' in.
Silver Power - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job putting something new into a really crappy old joke. Perfect pacing, and very funny, 5s.
Guy - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Silver - Yeah - it is kind of an old joke - it probably preceeds the 50's TV series of "Leave it to Beaver". Thanks. =;-)
McKludge - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I love guys with names like that. Over the years I've worked with:

Mike Cox
Peter Came
Dick Luce (pronounced loose)
Major Poon (Air Force Officer)
Guy - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
McKludge - ya gotta keep a sense of humor with people who are tagged like that. Major Poon, Huh? USAF. Huh? I was in the USAF and there were two officers that I always dodged. They were General Nuisance and Major Disturbance. Thanks for your comment and a view at some strangely tagged folks.
littleOfficeTrix - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir Guy & ~Lord McLewd~! I've worked with Mr B V D . . . ~ SatyrMajor ~ & ~Colonel HardField~ !
McKludge - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Short story about Peter Came.

The company I worked for hired a bunch of contractors, so we suddenly had 50 engineers who didn't know anyone. A few weeks later, an email went out announcing that Mr. Came was being promoted to a Group Lead position. One of the women sitting near me responded to the email by announcing loudly, "Who's Peter Came?" To which a coworker answered, "Not mine, I'm dry."
Guy - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
M'Lady - Under where hast thou been in the employ of such notable characters? I am at most impressed with thine resume. I bid thee my utmost appreciation for your most candid review.

McKludge - You know that I would be the guy that would reply in that manner to that innocent question. I've quipped things like that and have on occasion been sorry for it but I still laugh like hell about it. I love it. Thanks.
UnKnownVotress - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
^ Lord McLewd, ~ Duke o'High & Dry ~ I suppose that title is a tad better than ~ Buffed-&-Low~ ! !
MadameNorCAL - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir Guy, the company was ~ NetFrame ~ . . . . the charge was what "HerAssMeant " . . .
Guy - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
M'Lady - Twas it not Bill Clinton who thought that "Harass" was two words? And yes - high and dry is just a tad better. =;-)
Andria - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Since you wrote your "Mike Hunt" parody and AFW his "Jack Goff" parody a few months ago (or was it last year?), I might have to do a parody about Seymour Butz, Al Coholic, I.P. Freeley or one of those other poor gents who have been reduced to little more than a sleazy joke. 5s for you.And as for your references to Guy's and Doritos chips, I have been a little more "fortunate", thanks to a lingerie shop in my hometown, an obscure brand of steak sauce apparently found only in the St. Louis area, a fish-and-chips shop in Ventura, California and a Greek play all having my first name affixed to them, and a city in Texas with my last name (but no family relation) as its moniker. Maybe the lingerie shop, steak-sauce bottler and fishmonger should start paying me royalties? :-)
Adam - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Guy, just wanted to let you know something about your naval comment about the surname "Stains". That name would have been a pic-nic compared to a poor unfortunate of my acquaintance. A lad by the name of Jimmy Drinker. A fine name for a frat boy, or a poker buddy, or even a member of any OTHER branch of the service. But NNNOOOOO! Jimmy had to join the Navy. I think he thought it would be funny. And it probably was, the first couple hundred times. But after that... Hoo boy!
Guy - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
So I see man. =;-) And it didn't do much for the rep that the Navy has in this regard.
Guy - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Andria - there are more of these kinds of PUNishing names than one can shake a stick at. Go for it - I'll read it - I'll laugh - I'll comment and vote. We have such a thing in the IT field called "Proper Naming Conventions". Obviously this does not apply when parents name their children.
Agrimorfee - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Quite the achievement to carry out the humor so well through 7 stanzas with the same meter. 555
Guy - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Ag - any positive comment from you means good job because your parody writing discipline is so high. If it passes the Ag test then it's good to go. Now if I could just get you to get your head wrapped around "guyspeak" would be the icing on the cake. Thanks buddy.
Mark Scotti - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Absolutely HILARIOUS!!! Tough OS to do it to.
Max Power - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Leo Keough - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(M)...Unbelievably funny concept!!!...Loved the syllable matching rhymes!!!...555!!!
Matthias - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Not quite sure who Mike Hunt is... But this was still a pretty funny parody.
Below Average Dave - August 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved the rhymes, parts of it lost me a bit (content that is). . .but it was still very fun to read. . .and paced brilliantly.
bobpiecheese - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) My opinion on this parody can be summarised thusly: who the crap is Mike Hunt? I don't know the OS either, and I'm kinda pressed for time to click the handy link at the top.
Guy - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
@bobpiecheese - This is why I vote early so I can give everyone an even break. Your comment is kind of terse - ouch. Anyway I'm glad you made your deadline. And I'm sorry that the message of the parody got by you.. Mike Hunt has a cousin named Mike Hawk. See you next round - no hard feelings.
@Guy - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
ROFL!!!! - Fiddlegirl
Abbott Skelding - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: So freakin' hillarious, my 7th grade math teacher was Harry Cox...he was the butt of everyones jokes...this is a fitting tribute to poor naming! 555 Name changes
DJ Blaze - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: Now, Mr. Mike Hunt can get his name changed for only $5.55! Absolutely hilarious!
Mark Scotti - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - I never stopped laughing from the first read. A classic!
Red Ant - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
There can never be enough Mike Hunt parodies. Very funny, Guy, and better than the first one (where I distinctly remember making an ass of myself in the comments).
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Jack - You were correct about the way I wrote that and I actually thank you for pointing out that it was not exactly SNL funny. I tried to do it better this go 'round. You made no ass of yourself - it's called constructive criticism. Thanks.
Peter Andersson - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
One of the best of all these names - Stuart Pidaz - I remember I had to had explained to me because I didn't see the nick version at first, but you do, right? 555!
Guy - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Peter - Good one - But I had to work it out by using the shortened form of Stuart - It works well if the first name is Stu and not Stuart. That's it right?

It's like being named Richard Liqueur - You have to work out the nuances on this one as well. Thanks. =;-)
Medemia - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I went out to Western Regional a few weeks ago after reading this song and the coach from Idaho was Michael Hunt. I thought that was quite ironic. Enjoyed the right. Lots of accolades here.
Matthias - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
See above...
Leo Keough - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Gee, I keep running into this one in the comps and my original assessment still holds true...Brilliant job!!!
bobpiecheese - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) No hard feelings to you either, Guy. Didn't mean to sound so terse, but I'm usually in the dark when it comes to pop culture. Aaaand now I'm getting this weird sense of deja vu. I hate that.
Below Average Dave - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I was not familiar with this before the parody. . .my comment is still similar to my last comment on it. I thought it rhymed very well, and paced real well. . .terse, I have to work that into a parody. . .terse. . .:)
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Mike Hunt, I'm sad to say
Name is an old cliché
Heard it before
But it's quite fun to poke
Fun at an old, old joke
So I guess Guy has spoke:
Let's have one more :-)
Peter Andersson - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
@ Guy: One - Yes it is. Two - Yes I do, I dicked it out...
Guy @ Peter - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Glen S - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Great work Guy. Your wordplay is outstanding still.

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