Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Diarrhœa Song

Who could forget the Diarrhœa song. Apparently (according to wikipedia), popularized by the 1989 film Parenthood starring the ever-flatulent Steve Martin, the song originates from the mid 1960's.

the most common verses for "The Diarrhea Song" are sometimes sports, automobile or travel related and can include a uh uh or a cha cha cha after the Diarrhea, Diarrhea part, or sometimes two hand claps at the end of each two-line stanza. All of these are onomatopoetic "Plop, Plop" (Diarrhea, plop, plop, diarrhea.) More recently, especially in written record, it is preferred to use only 'Diarrhea, Diarrhea', allowing the reader to add their own localization based on preference.

Although many different lyrical variations exist, all share the same structure. First, a common activity or scenario is described. Then, the appearance of something soft, runny, smelly, messy, sloppy, squirty, and/or gooey is noted. The terminal lyric confirms that that aforementioned substance is, indeed, diarrhea. As an example of the lyrics, the variation made famous by the movie Parenthood is as follows:
"When you're sliding into home and your pants are full of foam, diarrhea."

Wikipedia also mentions this golden oldy in the notes:

American musical comedy group Da Yoopers also recorded an unrelated song called "Diarrhea" or "Love Song Called Diarrhea", which can be found on their 1988 album Yoop It Up, as well as their 2005 album Songs for Fart Lovers.

The major source for this information comes from one, Official Diarrhea Song Blog, which proports to be "the Authoritative Source on Everything Related to The Diarrhea Song—Maintained By Those Dedicated to Cataloging and Upkeep of The Diarrhea Song In All Its Forms."

Some Examples of tabulated verse found there include:

When you think your friends are joking

but your pants are brown and soaking:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

Now you think you're feeling better

but you keep on getting wetter:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When your stomach starts a rollin'

and you're cleaning out your colon:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When your stomach really hurts,

and you know that it’s the squirts:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When your chillin’ with your daughter

and you feel the poopoo water:

Diarrhea, diarhea.

When you're foecally obsessed

and it splatters on your chest:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When you’re in a Pontiac

and brown comes down your crack:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When you’re sitting in your Chevy

and you feel something heavy:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When you’re rummaging in the attic

and your ass goes automatic:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When your bowels are paranoid

and you just busted a 'roid:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When you’re lounging by the pool

and your ass begins to drool:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

When you smell just like a hog

and you make a liquid log:

Diarrhea, diarrhea.

see also: for more verse and more fun.

*One of my all time favorites:



Diarrhœa, Diarrhœa.