In this Doctor Who-obsessed year, where it seems that every nerd* is making lists of their favorite Doctors, episodes, companions, monsters, and hair products, we think we need to give it up for a Doctor of a different sort–Doctor Demento! Yes, it’s time for another Doctor Demento Funny 25 with the year’s best in wacky comedy hits.
It being the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, a couple of entries in the list are Who-related (“Know Your Doctors” by Amanda Cohen and “Companion Application” by Devo Spice). “Companion Application” actually has a cameo by the 5th Doctor, Peter Davison.
Devo Spice seemed to be the hit of the countdown this year, appearing at #5 with his Doctor Who entry and at #13 with an updated version of “Ozzman” with the great Luke Ski (which first appeared in 2003 by Sudden Death with the great Luke Ski). He also appeared on Insane Ian’s “Run This Game” at #9 and teamed up with Worm Quartet on the #6 song, “Autocomplete.”
As with last year, Ookla the Mok–“Fandom’s Own Rock Band”–had the #1 song (“Mwahaha”), a tribute to all those mustache-twirling bad guys out there. This puts another entry in at the big tie at the bottom of the Top 100.
The #1 hit of all-time, “Fish Heads,” picked up 2 more points to extend their lead over “Dead Puppies.” And the #3 song, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!,” got 4 points.
Jef Jaisun’s 1970’s hit, “Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent” made it’s first appearance since 1978, earning it a point while remaining at #26 in the 100.
For the first time in a long time, there were quite a number of new entries into the 100.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”–“Eat It”–made it’s first appearance since 1984 and now has a combined point total moving it up to #51. His other entry into this year’s list, “Craigslist” which first appeared in 2009, entered the Top 100 at #82.
“When You Wish Upon A Death Star” by the great Luke Ski made its second appearance in a row, earning it enough points to come into the Top 100 at #79.
Finally, “We Were Never Ever Actually Together” by Eric Schwartz added points from this year’s #11 showing to last year’s 16th place entry to give it enough to enter the tie at the bottom of the Top 100.
Without further ado, here is this year’s list of the Funny 25 with song and artist links.
This show is available for online listening at drdemento.com.
playlist courtesy of DMDB.org
The Dr. Demento Show #13-52 – December 28, 2013
#25 Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent – Jef Jaisun
#24 Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
#23 Get Clucky (Daft Punk chicken parody) – Jakazid
#22 They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! – Napoleon XIV
#21 You Don’t Know Jack – Tony Goldmark
#20 Dead Giveaway – Charles Ramsey, songified by Gregory Brothers
#19 Obamacare – Joe J. Thomas
#18 You Might Be – Insane Ian
#17 Zombie Girl – Dino-Mike
#16 Baby Got Back – Jonathan Coulton
#15 Craigslist – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#14 Know Your Doctors – Amanda Cohen
#13 Ozzman (2013) – Devo Spice f/ the great Luke Ski
#12 The Fox – Ylvis
#11 We Were Never Ever Actually Together – Eric Schwartz
#10 It’s Time For Winter To End – Rob Magnuson
#9 Run This Game – Insane Ian f/ The Stacey & Devo Spice
#8 Eat It (Studio 360) – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#7 I’ll Lose Weight – Max DeGroot
#6 Autocomplete – Devo Spice f/ Worm Quartet
#5 Companion Application – Devo Spice
#4 YOLO – The Lonely Island f/ Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar
#3 When You Wish Upon A Death Star – the great Luke Ski
#2 After Ever After – Jon Cozart
#1 Mwahaha – Ookla the Mok