How to Perform a Spoken Word Rendition of A Popular Song

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Reader Comments (21)

Next time try reciting "Do Ya'" by Jeff Lynne.

If you sang my song, I would still want it back.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Shades of Shatner, that was funny!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGryffin

Why is it the best expressions are always in Panel 3? (Directs the attention of the readers to the following comic: http://basicinstructions.net/?p=830 )

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

That was the funniest one yet! Have you heard Derek & Clive (Peter Cook & Dudley Moore) doing "A Hard Days Night"? They also did "She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah".

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAsItIsNow

two words, scott: Numa Numa. Live it, Learn it, Love it.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

That's the face of someone who saw today's school lunch.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

return of the Mark Twain suit!

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Bravo! Love the inspiration and the execution.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfordsfords

BAH HA HA! I love it. The creepy 70's style of "wife in the corner looking down" had tears rolling down my face. Great Job!

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCBS

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February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSomething Shiny » Webpou

fresh prince of bel-air is the best spoken word song

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphil

That Youtube video of Telly is a shame! It made me laugh until tears ran down my cheeks and yet it was sad to see the hero of movies like "Kelly's Heroes" and "The Dirty Dozen" brought so low. IMHO, the cig makes that video!

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeater

I once heard someone, and I cannot for the life of me remember who, do a rendition of Why Don't We Do It In The Road by the Beatles...anyone who cannot immediately find the hilarity quotient in that desperately needs to listen to the song...but I mean, the title itself is a dead give-away. Thanks for the Telly vid...now I'm gonna have tossing turning nightmares on Valentine's Day and my wife will blame YOUUUUUUUU SCOTT!

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Yanno, I just thought of something...here I am in my gravatar mocking Glen Danzig, and there's a man who, ever since he quit the Misfits has done nothing but do spoken word renditions of songs. The weird thing about him is that he's done them of HIS OWN songs! (I'm sure that Jem and the Rockers are happy Glen left).

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

that would be Colonel Sanders suit izzy...not to be confused with Colonel Klink...but who am I to say? I know nuthink!

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I see the smoking jacket made a return

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTxF

Oops, meh bad . . .

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

what i ever wondered about is:
is your spouse really like this? and was it this, that drove you into comedic writing?

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheng

I like to think that to get Scott's wife's pose for panel three, he took her photo while he actually did that particular spoken word rendition.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

I like that you actually used the smoking jacket for its intended purpose in this strip, I think.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacheMan

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