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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby Big Spoon » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:50 am

Anyone else assume that Fluffy was a dog (probably a poodle or a miniature one) the first time they heard this song? (before Al sang that he was a "kitty cat").

Reading through old song topics on here, and that memory just came back to me.
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby LaikaComeHome » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:05 am

I love this song! It's so funny and I love the Beach Boys vibe!
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:07 am

Is it a parody of Sufin' USA?
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby anthontherun » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:10 am

YankoSwag 8888 wrote:Is it a parody of Sufin' USA?


It's a style parody of Jan and Dean/the Beach Boys.
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby Yankomaniac » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:12 am

Some genius originality going on there in the music and the lyrics but it is clearly an homage to the Boys.
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby TMBJon » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:06 pm

Yankomaniac wrote:Some genius originality going on there in the music and the lyrics but it is clearly an homage to the Boys.

This is a good song, but I have to take issue with you on its "originality"...


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Now, obviously, the concept of originality is a little skewed when talking about style parodies, and Trigger Happy clearly draws from Skeet Surfin' as inspiration. But can you style parody a comedy song that's already a style parody, or are you just being derivative of an existing comedy idea?
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby Heds » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:13 pm

Jon HAS a point. I mean, to make an original, you just GOTTA have a starting point... No such thing as "originality" in a style PARODY.
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby TMBJon » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:14 pm

Hold on, Heds. That's not at all the point I was making!!
Of course you can be original in doing a style parody, just pointing out that in this case Al was just doing his own version of an existing style parody rather than coming up with a concept on his own.
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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby minnick27 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:10 am

Surely Als never seen Top Secret though.....

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Re: Trigger Happy

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:16 pm

I was referring to the comedic lines, and some of the leads Jim added to the original style. There has been quite a few variations of the original. One in European Vacation when they're in Paris is interesting.
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