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"I Ate a Rock" is a song from the episode "Narf Over Troubled Water." It is a parody of "I Am a Rock" as performed by Simon & Garfunkel.

Description[]

After Brain's computer comes up with a surefire popular tune so that he can get onto The Ed Sullivan Show and hypnotize the world with his invention, he and Pinky go to an open mic night (one of Brain's nightmares) in order to start their career. Brain, however, left lyric writing to the last minute, so Pinky improvises lyrics for them to sing, basing it on the fact that just before their performance he had begun eating rocks under the assumption that they were crackers. The two of them form the band "Brain and Narfunkel" ("Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.")

The song indeed becomes a hit, but Brain becomes jealous of the attention Pinky is getting from their fans as the montage goes on, becoming more and more disgruntled at how Pinky is getting more attention than him, and how Pinky does not seem to be paying attention to him anymore.

Lyrics[]

Pinky:
A morning gone
And the cupboard bare and empty
Now then, what to eat?
Grazing at the table
No one say no, and I didn't have to
Pinky and the Brain:
Spend a speck of dough
I ate a rock
Cause I missed breakfast
Pinky:
I ate a rock
Cause I missed breakfast
The Brain:
He ate a rock
Cause he missed breakfast
Pinky:
And it tasted bad
A little bland and chalky
It gave me tummy troubles
All night long
The Brain:
He has these poor fools thinking
"It's a profound metaphor!"
But it's not
He just has pica, nothing more
Pinky:
I ate a rock
I'm like a dumpster, narf!
I ate a rock
I'm just like a dumpster!


I love our fans!
They're groovy and they're grimy!
They're human puppies
I can't say "no!"
The Brain:
He ate a rock
He's like a dumpster
He ate a rock
Just like a dumpster


I hate our fans
They're spoiled Baby Boomers
They hang around
He can't say "no!"
Pinky:
This montage rocks!
I'm having fun!
Pinky:
I ate a rock
And now we're famous
I ate a rock
And now we're famous
The Brain:
He ate a rock
And now we're famous
He ate a rock
And now we're famous
Pinky:
Narf!

Trivia[]

  • During the song, Brain claims that Pinky's habit of attempting to chew on or eat anything he finds is pica, a disorder most commonly seen in small children, pregnant women and people with developmental disabilities (such as autism).
  • The album cover for Animaniacs Season Two features Brain and Narfunkel performing this song.

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