Sunday Writing Prompt #224 – Name that Tune

OK Pat, I’ll rise to your challenge with a little musical banter and take them all on!
(Can I do that?)

Squirrel Nut Zippers
GoGo Penguins
Abstract Evil Barbie
Bimbo Toolshed
The Pineapples from the Dawn of Time
Reign of Frogs
Devil with Cheese
Stop Calling Me Frank

It was the final of the eighty fifth ‘XY factor’ .
Who would’ve thought it would go on this long. Mr C having long since been replaced by his tenth clone, not that anyone could tell the difference anyway.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers were favourites to win, arriving at their name as a mickey take on Mr C’s high waisted trousers and a wardrobe malfunction which resulted in his voice rising a full octave during rehearsals.
The dance troupe had been threatened for infringement of copyright as Happy Feet, and Barbie-Anne just hadn’t been the same since she went on a fad diet where she believed everything bad for you was actually good, having ballooned by over seventy pounds.
A spanner was well and truly thrown into the works when The Monkey Wrenchettes changed their name to the more sophisticated Bimbo Toolshed. It played havoc with the billboard, and many of the voting public had no idea who they were now.
A rejuvenated Tony embarked on yet another comeback after knocking three times with his yellow ribbons, the new haircut inspiring him to cast himself as a pineapple of the time and adopting the new name to suit.
Mr McC always fancied himself as King, so the frog chorus was revamped and renamed for the show. It was hoped no-one would notice yet another juggle of the same tune that had topped the charts decades before.
Cam Embere was having a devil of a job getting his backing track to engage with the latest Windows 25a package, and Frances Slocombe had thrown a wobbly when the producer called her Frank once too often.
The Kittens had started off all sweet, fluffy and furry, but arguments and unrest materialised within the group so one by one the original line-up was replaced.
Bad language got the better of all of them so they adapted their name accordingly.
Someone called for Kiss My Ass to reconsider their title, and it was suggested Foot might be better. However, the best boy had gone for a T but come back with PG Tips instead, so they were now Kissyfoo due to a lighting error and ‘M’ omission.
It should be an interesting night.

I don’t know any of these groups, and no disrespect is intended.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt #224 – Name that Tune

  1. scribblersdip says:

    This is totally amazing Di! Wow – most excellent job – and I love how you’ve taken all the names (talk about ambitious!!) and woven this fun, interesting and even perhaps possibly prophetic tale (who knows, this could be the humourous Orwellian take set in the future of entertainment and music) that not only plays on the names, but you’ve so deftly incorporated so many other aspects – all related to the “industry” etc. Such clever references scattered throughout – I loved it! From the “Barbie-Anne’ (great nod to the Beachboys) to Tony and his yellow ribbons etc. You’ve really done a smashingly wonderful job with the Sunday Writing prompt – and I’m still laughing in delight 😀

    Thanks for playing this week Di – most delightful – and I hope you have a melodic week 🙂

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