A Lover’s Spat Set to the Lyrics of 17 Beatles Songs

Those of us who spent hours sit­ting in front of the record play­er with our dads’ Radio Shack recorders, striv­ing to dupli­cate the hilar­i­ty of Dick­ie Good­man’s nov­el­ty hit 1975 “Mr. Jaws,” will find much to appre­ci­ate in the staged spat above.

Musi­cal pranksters Col­lec­tive Caden­za raid­ed the Bea­t­les’ cat­a­logue for sev­en­teen songs to dri­ve the nar­ra­tive of a sus­pi­cious wife con­fronting her phi­lan­der­ing hus­band. Which hussy sent him that pas­sion­ate text? Lady Madon­na? Julia? Michelle? Eleanor Rig­by seems to have more com­ic poten­tial than a tired ageist dig, and giv­en their high pro­duc­tion val­ues, I’m mys­ti­fied that the cre­ators shied away from hir­ing a real­is­ti­cal­ly hot plumber.

Per­haps I’m over-think­ing things. It’s a lark, that’s all. Don’t expect Shake­speare, and you won’t lose sleep won­der­ing why they failed to include “I Am the Wal­rus.”

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Peter Sell­ers Reads The Bea­t­les’ “She Loves You” in Four Dif­fer­ent Accents

Hold Me Clos­er, Tony Dan­za and Oth­er Mis­heard Lyrics for Your Lis­ten­ing Plea­sure

Ayun Hal­l­i­day had a girl­ish crush on Paul, then switched to George, before wis­ing up and going with John. Fol­low her @AyunHalliday

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