OK, now that eternity's over, I should also mention that (laziest lyrics ever aside) a lot of these official parodies sound pretty awful. No one expects you to sound like Cee Lo. That's nearly impossible. What you should be able to do, though, is hit the intended notes. Otherwise maybe just don't do it? This isn't even about having a "good" voice. It's musical comedy; you shouldn't be required to sound like Paul McCartney. Weird Al doesn't. I don't. But we do actually hit the notes, which is more than can be said for "Screw You," "No Views" and "Frak You." Thank God for auto-tune, but not really. The guiltiest and most unintentionally hilarious of these is embedded below for your ironic pleasure.
The first thing you might notice is that the key is higher than the original, I guess to make the notes easier to hit. But, nope. Not easier. The guy has also decided to mumble the words and then bring the volume down another 10 decibels, just in case your speakers weren't already set to negative one. Even if I spoke fluent Dutch, I'd probably think he was singing in Whale.
So, these official parodies aren't creative or pleasing to the ears, but they must at least look pretty good, right? It can't be that hard to imitate text popping up like in the original video, can it? Surely by now you know what the answers to these questions will be, don't you? No, despite how easy it actually is to imitate the original text style, no one seems to care enough to even try. I can't say I'm that surprised, but I guess I hoped for a little more than karaoke text. The closest imitator is the official parody, "Duck Poo," but it's fucking called "Duck Poo," so subtract infinite points from Gryffindor. Some sample lyrics from "Duck Poo": "A senior fighting brown cows whipping curly blobs, and I like Duck Poo!" That's right. Not only is it not clever at all, but it makes less sense than purse burglar palindrome pizza.
I very sincerely hope Mr. Yankovic returns to his throne soon and wipes these pale (however official they may be) imitations off the face of my ears. I'm sure he'd release something at least mildly amusing like "Sudoku." Until then, though, I offer you my official official "Fuck You" parody, "Funny," found below. It is a musical plea to PLEASE STOP MAKING TONS OF SHITTY PARODIES OF GOOD SONGS. It's from the point of view of Cee Lo himself, but it's sung by some auto-tuned jaggoff from the Internet. And don't be alarmed when you notice that it looks almost exactly like the original video. You see, I spent more than an hour on it.
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