SNL's Thrilla Killa Klownz vs. ICP

That whole Insane Clown Posse’s turn towards appreciation of life’s little wonders, aka the “Miracles” music video, just won’t quit. People are loving hating eating it up, and the meme seems endless. Or at least endless on an Internet time-scale.

Take the most recent episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The cast and writers did a great spoof on the video, even when “Miracles” mere existence begs the question, “can you top that joke?” It ain’t perfect, but the Thrilla Killa Klownz’s “Magical Mysteries” does a solid spin on the meme:

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Take a look at the lyrics:

So many confusing things out there

Well, get your magnifying lenses out ninjas, and get a closer look at life

The world is full of magical mysteries

Puzzles unsolved since ancient histories

Where does the sun hide at night?

Did people really used to live in black and white?

Is the world round? Is it flat?

How come no one can tell me that?

Like what’s with islands? Get more land!

What’s with deserts? Get less sand!

What is Alaska? Who is Brazil?

Isn’t a volcano just an angry hill?

How did God even think up dirt?

Erasable pens make my head hurt

Metal, girls, iron, fire

How’d they get my voice in a telephone wire?

Why are pants different than shirts?

F*ckin’ blankets! How do they work?

The world is full of mysteries

How do suitcases always know where to meet you?

So many magical mysteries

Are children small, or just far away?

Why are there so many mysteries?

Why do some mountains look like presidents?

Hey world, stop trying to trick us please

What the f*ck is a clock?

Now here’s just a list of some stuff:

Trees, swans, capes, a horse

Triangles, witches, a different horse

Two horses

The whole world’s got 10,000 people

And Santa Claus created all of us equal

Ass Dan’s kids look just like Ass Dan

And my two kids look just like Ass Dan

So open your mind, but shut off your brain

The mysteries of life can’t be explained

So f*ck you books, we don’t need your tricks

And all you scientists can suck our d***s

It’s all magic!

Awww yeah ninjas!

Life is a beautiful thing!

Obviously, the “SNL” writers picked up on the “I don’t want to talk to a scientist” and “fucking magnets, how do they work?” sub-memes from “Miracles” and ran with it, but the real gems in the “SNL” tune are those not as intricately tied to ICP’s “Miracles” as they are riffs off their own. “What’s with islands? Get more land! What’s with deserts? Get less sand!” Now there’s a fantastic lyric that just seems almost too perfect to be a spoof. Still, ICP’s “Miracles” wins out simply because their sincerity makes the entire song work. Still, not bad, “SNL,” not bad at all.


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