Laughter: Parodies and Good Jokes
Can Trash be Poetic? It Can.
Slackermore! - The Raven's Jokester Cousin
The parody poem is a different type of joke genre than the One Liner or the Story Joke.it is shorter than a story and longer than a one liner and sometimes funnier than either.
This parody poem is more like a long Limerick, the kind of witty, humorous poem invented by Edward Lear as a nonsense rhyme.
The parody tells a story, but applies it to a different situation than the orirignal poem portrayed, often something in daily life that is frustrating or slly.
One of my favorites is Mad Magazine's The Beagle, a 1959 parody of Edgar Allen Poe's classic, The Raven. The parody is not avaiable online that I can find, and I have my collector's issue locked up and safe. However, I can recall that the parody is about marketing and television commercials and the pet dog that has begun to bark out advertising slogans.
Quoth the Raven : Nevermore!
Quoth the Beagle: Drink Blatz Beer!
My own parody below uses as its foundation, Jabberwocky and the comedic situation of the lazy college roommate (with apologies to Jabberwoks and college students).
Rappin' Raven - ala Weird Al
Raven At the Car Lot
Edward Lear's Raven
There was an Old Man of Whitehaven,
Who danced a quadrille with a raven;
But they said, 'It's absurd
To encourage this bird!'
So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven.
'Twas Brillo, and the slimy Dove.
Detergent wallowed in the sink.
All filthy were the week-old dishes,
And the pizza box could slink.
"Beware the Slackerbutt, my Lass!
The claws that grab, the jaws that gab!
Beware the Mockingbirder, and shun
The confabulating witch!"
She took her trusty cell in hand:
Long time the Justice she had sought-
So called the Locksmith PDQ,
And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in smilish glee she stood,
The Slackerbutt, with eyes of glass,
Came whining through the pantry door,
And flustered as it came!
One, two, three, four!
One more treat and out the door
With a bag of chips and dip.
She let it go, and with her head
She nodded, knowing that
She hadst plot the move of Slackerbutt
And put its trash upon the step.
"O Freedom day! Huzzah! Hooray!" She shouted out in joy.
The Sheriff came and moved the beast
When it could not get in the door.
And stacked were the sparkling dishes,
And pizza at the door.
(c) 2008 Patty Inglish
Laughter and Medicine
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Best Parody Sites On the Web
- Ten best Google parody websites - Telegraph
GOOGLE if we had it in the 1960s.
- - The Oatmeal - Comics, Quizzes, and Stories
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- Isle of Wight News
A hilarious and witty spoof of island life and news.
- Lamebook; Funny Facebook Statuses, Fails, LOLs and More; The Original
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- Melted Felt
Parody poker news!
- The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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- You're not smart.
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Famous and Beloved Comedians and Comedy Teams
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My favorite type of joke is the Story Joke and this Hub presents a prime example from the past.
- The Jokester Style of Jack Benny
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- The Marx Brothers and Classic Comedy
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