Saturday 11 August 2012

"Once Upon a Weekend Dreary..."

Scott Emmons is a writer of light poetry.

Here's a short film which consists of a reading by Emmons of his poem "Once Upon a Weekend Dreary...", which is itself a parody of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," but no less enjoyable for all that.

It has also been referred to as "The Best Telemarketer Prank Ever," though I'd rate Jerry Seinfeld's attempt ahead of this.

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Anonymous said...

I'm not really into poetry, but this is quite good, and very well presented, BUT.. I just love the Jerry Seinfeld clip, it's a gem!

Kathy said...

Parody is weak to begin with and when it says it is going to be dreary - it is!

Yes, classic Seinfeld, thanks, Henry.