Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Epic, Classic Cardigan: Did you know I wrote a pet-parody of Bohemian Rhapsody AND Wayne's World? Here it is.

I will never forget that sunny Saturday afternoon - sitting at my kitchen table - when I finished writing these lyrics. They had been days and countless re-writes in the making, and before that, the cause of MONTHS of angst-producing thought-percolation in my head.

When the last word was on paper (I wrote the whole thing long-hand), I just remember dropping my pen, running to find my husband and reading him the whole silly song. While at the same time, trying - in my quiet voice - to keep the lyrics' emotion and emphasis true to Mercury's original (wasn't even close, but that's OK).

My husband (who, frankly, had hardly ever read my pet humor, much less heard me read it aloud) just looked at me and smiled. I felt like a rockstar.

The piece was (and still is), creatively, the hardest thing I have ever produced for this virtual space, maybe ever. It's my epic rock ballad of dog-blog parodies.

And now, two years later, I give it to you afresh (and slightly revised). It still makes me feel like a rockstar. And I sure hope it makes you smile! ☺


Dwayne's World Presents: Bohemian Dog Rhapsody (a song parody)

In case you aren't aware (and most of you won't be), I used to employ Dwayne (pictured above) on the blog as a roving tabloid reporter (of sorts). Here's his job experience. He was pretty good, if you ask me. But a while back - rumor has it - he went on a reporting sabbatical in the Chihuahuan Desert, and after that, well, word was he hooked up with some frizzy red-headed guy named Darth. And the two of them? Well, they got into this retro, public-access TV thing (as in: they had their own show called Dwayne's World - consisting mostly of a bunch of mindless blather and music videos). 

Yeah, I wasn't buying any of that malarkey, either (who does public-access TV anymore?). But then - out of the clear blue sky - I heard from Dwayne himself. And he told me it was all true. Then he sent me something for all of you (sort of a belated adios-and-have-a-nice-life e-card). I think you'll like it. 

Such a talent, that Dwayne. Gosh, I miss him!


 Dwayne's World presents...

You'll laugh. You might cry. But, please, don't hurl; it's unbecoming.

Bohemian Dog Rhapsody

by Knave
(Queen canine cover band)

Tip: Click the PLAY button on the player below for the instrumental/karaoke track, so you can sing along! DO IT! ☺

♪♫♪♫ Is this my life?
It seems such a tragedy. 
Caught in a warped mind.
No escape from this parody.
Open your eyes.
It's just make believe, you see?
I'm just a red boy, from a red family.

And I am easy come, easy go
Never high, always low
Any way the wind blows, it's just passing gas to me.


Mama, just licked a (small) man.

Put my tongue upon his head
Dragged it hither, now he's wet.
Mama, I had just begun
But he squealed, and then he shoved my head away.
Mama, ooooh

Didn't mean to get his eye
But it'll dry, and if not, I'll need to borrow...
The ShamWow, the ShamWow
As if slobber really matters.


I see a boy who stacks legos with his hands.
Wants a pooch; wants a pooch
Have you tried the Petango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, pups might find it frightening
Try these (thundershirts - not an endorsement).

Galileo! Galileo! Galileo!




But I'm just a red boy and everybody loves me.
He's just a red boy, from a red family.

Spare him his pride from this blog malady.
Easy come, easy go - will you let him go?
Pepto Bismol! No - she will not let him go - let him go!
Pepto Bismol! She will not let him go - let him go!
(blah blah blah)
Never let me go - let me go!
Never let me go - oooh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia, mama mia, let me go.

The peeps at PetHub.com have a web page set aside for me.
For me.
For meeeeee!

(Hint: click image to crank up the volume!)

So you think you can make me a frat boy who smells pie?
Wrap bacon round my neck then leave me high and dry?

I Smelta Pie

Oh, baby, you must me bat-$#*t crazy!
I just gotta get out, just gotta get up outta here!


Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
As if slobber really matters
Really, can't you see?
Slobber doesn't matter to me.

♪♫♪♫ Any way the wind blows...

The End


Pure genius, it is (the video, and Jim Henson)!


P.S. Dwayne's World isn't really real; neither is Wayne's World


If you could turn a song into a parody about your pet, which song would you choose? 


  1. Oh my gosh! LOL!! I love your parody! That was hilarious! :D

    1. Thanks, Lauren! *blushing* I worked so hard on this and I just hate that it lies out on the interwebs collecting cobwebs! (All bloggers - including yourself - can certainly relate to that feeling.) Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. I'm completely sold on anything that mentions the ShamWow & bacon ties :) Seriously awesome parody; "Just a red boy, from a red family" it's so fitting lol. Thank you so much for making this morning so much more fun than any other Wednesday mornings.

    1. Haha! I was a little concerned that the young'uns wouldn't know what a ShamWow was. :D Guess the patent on tiny, microfiber, super-absorbing material ran out, because I see the stuff EVERYWHERE now. Thanks for reading, as always!

  3. That will never get old. Love the head-banging video.

    As for a song I would parody... gosh, I don't know. Will have to ponder it. I think you took the best one! (I did do an adoption song parody of Abba once though... But it was not as long or amazing as THIS!)

    1. And you're right... it's a bummer when your stuff is just collecting dust on the virtual interweb's shelves! (http://www.poochsmooches.com/2014/01/blog-change-for-animals-take-chance-on.html)

    2. I love your ABBA parody. Especailly this line: "You ask me to pee outside; and then we'll go for a ride..." :-D I remember seeing that one on your blog back when, too. They all (the critters in recue) deserve a chance! (I brought home a tiny, timid foster kitten just an hour ago. So lucky someone decided to give her one!)

  4. Bravo to you AND Jim Henson who had TW laughing so hard she was crying. We’re tried doing parody songs on the blog but nothing of this magnitude.

    1. OK, well, crying is OK, but peeing outside the box? NOT! ;-) Thank you for reading! (Don't think I'll ever tackle a parody of this magnitude again - as if there's anything with more magnitude than Bohemian Rhapsody.)

  5. BRILLIANT!!! I love it. I might even like your version the best!


    1. Thank you for reading and for this REALLY sweet comment. :-)

  6. Hilarious!! I think this needs a movie deal STAT!

    1. Haha! I'll have to see if Alice Pooper is available. ;)

  7. Love it- hilarious. Well worth the work. I did some parodies of Sound of Music songs for a short film fundraiser for a dog rescue org - so much work but so much fun. Still love watching it. Wish I could sing, then I'd do many more. Probably just as well for my audience I can't.


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