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The Model of a Psychopharmacologist
November 19, 2007 12:50 PM   Subscribe

I Am the Very Model of a Psychopharmacologist. [Via Omni Brain.]
posted by homunculus (33 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm a pharmacologist and couldn't make it through that. Sorry...
posted by slapshot57 at 12:53 PM on November 19, 2007


I'm not a pharmacologist and thought it was much funnier than it had any right to be.
posted by item at 12:54 PM on November 19, 2007


Studio 60 ruined any and all parodies of The Major-General's Song before I'd even ever heard the Gilbert and Sullivan version.
posted by Riki tiki at 1:00 PM on November 19, 2007


The Studio 60 parody was horrendous, but don't let it detract from the sheer brilliance of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements".
posted by tepidmonkey at 1:02 PM on November 19, 2007


I am the very model of a modern libertarian
posted by empath at 1:06 PM on November 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


DSM-IV-ical is my favourite campy musical rewrite ever.
posted by CKmtl at 1:07 PM on November 19, 2007


Not crazy about it. Also, I've got a strong suspicion the group that produced it is funded by drug company PR cash. It seems to be an endemic feature of continuing medical education (CME) programs. See if you can make more sense of their website than I could.
posted by grobstein at 1:07 PM on November 19, 2007


Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology do not approve!
posted by ericb at 1:11 PM on November 19, 2007


The original song was mocking the singer, where as this one just comes across like bragging.
posted by delmoi at 1:18 PM on November 19, 2007



Radner and Carrot.


Best version evar.

(sadly - link does not go to video)
posted by Cookiebastard at 1:25 PM on November 19, 2007


Good stuff. I think the self-mockery of their profession was in full force.

If only I could write The Model of a Modern Engineer...
posted by Argyle at 1:26 PM on November 19, 2007


I am the son of a psychopharmacologist and a pharmacist. That song was disquietingly like a musical version on their dinner table conversations when I was a child. At least, up until the moment they started screaming at each other.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:31 PM on November 19, 2007


I'm having trouble telling whether this is funny or not with all the mood stabilizers I'm on...
posted by rooftop secrets at 1:32 PM on November 19, 2007 [4 favorites]


It was just close enough to Python-era Gilliam animation to bother me with how little it looked like Python-era Gilliam animation.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:52 PM on November 19, 2007


I am the very model of a Singularitarian.
posted by Caduceus at 1:53 PM on November 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


This thread has taught me the origin of the phrase "I am the very model of a..." and introduced me to the Major-General's Song, the context of which I was previously unaware. I still do not really like show tunes, but I have more respect and appreciation for the craft.
posted by chillmost at 2:15 PM on November 19, 2007


I far prefer The Drugs Song of The Amateur Transplants.
posted by edd at 2:17 PM on November 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Animaniacs I Am The Very Model Of A Cartoon Individual
posted by broady at 2:52 PM on November 19, 2007


Thanks for a nice old chuckle homunculus.
posted by Huplescat at 3:11 PM on November 19, 2007


Awwww...despite it's flaws (or maybe because of them) I love it when scientists try to get all cutesy and creative.

It's like when a professor puts cartoons into his powerpoint presentation and smirks at his audience with a blush. You aren't just a super-intelligent robot after all! You're just an awkward geek like me!


or maybe that's just the lamictal talking.
posted by mayfly wake at 3:22 PM on November 19, 2007


Thanks for that link edd.... I enjoyed their medi-humor....
posted by Debaser626 at 3:25 PM on November 19, 2007


OK.... you look like sh*t when you wear nothing at all!!! BWA HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! (from edd's link)
posted by Debaser626 at 3:28 PM on November 19, 2007


Baby Got Back - Gilbert and Sullivan Style
posted by homunculus at 3:31 PM on November 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's clever, but not funny.
posted by Clay201 at 3:53 PM on November 19, 2007


The Studio 60 parody was horrendous

Agreed, but what is it with Aaron Sorkin and his repeated trottings out of moments from Gilbert and Sullivan in his shows? This came up several times during the West Wing as well. I also came to associate G&S with drama geeks in high school, or blue haired ladies from Ridgewood, NJ in the city for the day. Sorkin always seemed to try to be selling it as hip. Which it is not. Not even ironically. Not even at all.
posted by psmealey at 4:04 PM on November 19, 2007


Flash animated characters exhibit tardive dyskinesia.
posted by Tube at 5:08 PM on November 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Both Gilbert and Sullivan are rolling in their graves. I'm rofling.
posted by Doohickie at 5:43 PM on November 19, 2007


awwwesome! i'd take a class from that guy any day.
posted by msconduct at 6:53 PM on November 19, 2007


Clever would be if more of the rhymes worked than not.
posted by eritain at 8:41 PM on November 19, 2007


Sorkin always seemed to try to be selling it as hip. Which it is not. Not even ironically. Not even at all.

I'm glad it's not just me.
posted by dreamsign at 9:08 PM on November 19, 2007


He can't dance.
posted by Samizdata at 12:35 AM on November 20, 2007


Nah. Rhymes are too pushed, lines dont scan well enough, jokes arent very funny. It might be better if he was a proctologist.

And is that Noam Chomsky under there?
posted by criticalbill at 6:38 AM on November 20, 2007


I'd like to agree with cookiebastard here. I love the Gilda Radner/Muppets version.
posted by Richat at 8:45 AM on November 20, 2007


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