The Art of Musical Parody
Good musical parody is hard to find.
Saturday Night Live relies on it, but often falls short. Case in point: newscasters rapping the news. Not quality parody.
Other skits have been brilliant. Two great ones stick in memory:
7 Degrees Celsius. I can still see host James Van Der Beek as one of the members of a boy band even more ridiculous than ‘N Sync and 98 Degrees. I cannot find this video online to share with you so I hope you remember it.
D*ck in a Box. Justin Timberlake joined Adam Samberg for this hilarious parody of R&B ballads. If you haven’t seen it, feel free to watch—just keep your young ones away.
And now, another outstanding musical parody has just reached out and smacked me across the face. It, too, mocks R&B balladry, and it makes my laugh every time I see it.
Enjoy this clip from McDonalds. Yes, it's actually from McDonalds:
You just heard the best line in music in 2008: “Girl, you got a ten piece please don’t be stingaaay …”