Song: Close But No Cigar

Running Time: 3:57

Year: 2006

Album: Straight Outta Lynwood

Style Parody of: Short Skirt/Long Jacket, Love You Madly, and Opera Singer by Cake

Genre: Alternative rock

Guitar tuning: E standard

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes



Forum: Forum DIscussion Page

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • John Kricfalusi, the creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, animated the video.
  • The cat is called Cigarettes the Cat from John Kricfalusi's cartoon Weekend Pussy Hunt.
  • Mama Cass was a singer in the folk group The Mamas and the Papas. An urban legend claims that she choked to death on a ham sandwich ("got me all choked up like Mama Cass").
  • Buddy Rich is considered to be one of the best and most influential drummers of all time ("my heart was beating like a Buddy Rich solo").
  • In each chorus, the singer asks "are we playing horseshoes/lobbing hand grenades/doing government work, no I don't think we are!". These are references to the idiomatic expressions "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades" and "good enough for government work".
  • "Missed it by that much!" was a catchphrase popularized by 1960's spy-parody show Get Smart.
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