Sunday, January 28, 2018

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Chucky Lee Byrd, The Poet of Teen [Nymphet] Love



The subtitle on Saturday Night Live’s YouTube channel from last night’s (S43E12) "Chucky Lee Byrd" skit reads: “The songs of Chucky Lee Byrd (Will Ferrell) have a disturbing theme.”

In the skit, the “incomparable” Chucky Lee Byrd, The Poet of Teen Love, sings “gems” and “hits” from his five-disc boxset that “[…] will bring you back to a simpler time in music. A time of innocence [and] purity."

Here’s a list of songs with some lyrics from the A-side:

“Beauty Queen”: “She’s my little beauty queen. And she’s only seventeen. But she’s my beautiful – beautiful beauty queen.”

Candy Baby”: “And she’s sugar, sweet and clean. What should I get her for her sweet sixteen?”

“Farmer Girl”: “She grows corn. She grows beans. Her daddy hates me, ‘cause she’s only fourteen. Fourteen. Fourteen. That’s her age. She’s fourteen”

“My New T-Bird”: “She purrs so fine. She’s fresh off the line. I wanna make her mine. And this song is about a girl who’s thirteen. A thirteen. OK, she’s twelve.”

Here’s a list of songs on the B-side:
  1. “Cruising in My Windowless Van”
  2. “Girl Scout Cookie”
  3. “I Left My Heart Across State Lines”
  4. “Simple Girl from Across the Street”
  5. “Our Love Is a Crime”
  6. “First Day of School … Ever!”
  7. “Baby You Can Drive My Car If I’m In the Passenger Seat Because You Only Have a Permit”
  8. One and One Equals Eleven”

A number of people wrote in the comments that Chucky Lee Bird is an allusion to Jerry Lee Lewis who married Myra, his thirteen-year-old cousin.