Fun with Satire

"Weird Al" Yankovic has a new song that satirizes Pharrell Williams's hit song, "Happy." Yankovic’s song is called “Tacky.”

In “Straight A’s,” Kim’s love interest, a poet named Elliot, also writes a parody of Williams’s “Happy.” His version is called “Puppy.” Here are the lyrics:

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say

Canine’s here, and I’m ready to play

I’ll fetch balls as fast as you throw them away

And I will dig big holes all over the place

 

[Chorus]

Cuz I’m a puppy

Bark along if you want cuz barkin’s what puppies do

Cuz I’m a puppy

Chew the shoe if you want cuz chewin’s what puppies do

Cuz I’m a puppy

Shred the mail if you want cuz shreddin’s what puppies do

Cuz I’m a puppy

Leave a poo if you want cuz poopin’s what puppies do

 

Here comes bad news biting this and that, yeah,

Well, teething’s what I got, and my gums hurt bad, yeah,

Well, I should probably warn you ‘bout that puddle, yeah,

And I ate something I threw back up

(Sorry)

 

[Chorus]

 

Hey, come on

[Bridge]

(puppy)

Sit me down

Can’t get me to sit down

Energy’s too high

Sit me down

Can’t get me to sit down

I said (you told me, “sit down”)

Sit me down

Can’t get me to sit down

Energy’s too high

Sit me down

Can’t get me to sit down

I said

[Chorus]