Madness has turned up on American late night TV lots of times before, notably on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. And now they’ve made an unexpected debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as the inspiration for one of the show’s cold open parody songs. Colbert borrowed the tune and music video for “Our House” to lampoon the prolonged Speakerless madness plaguing our House of Representatives at the outset of 2023.
Kevin looking all distressed His dream’s a mess He’s failed the test Now it’s been 10 times His plans have all unraveled To win the gavel He’ll crawl through gravel Then hand his nuts to her [Lauren Boebert] (R) House Where the votes go on and on (R) House Mostly run by QAnon (R) House Filled with nihilistic rage (R) House This guy [Matt Gaetz] likes them underage (R) House Mostly filled with jerks and crooks (R) House Look how happy Nancy [Pelosi] looks
Now it’s always a welcome sight to see Madness turn up in American media and prove they they still have some measure of cultural relevance, for sure. But honestly, Colbert’s writers room was a bit hacky on those lyrics, and Stateside Madness is compelled to take a better stab at it, starting from a more appropriate Madness tune.
With giggles from his MAGA foes Mr. Speaker gets the bird Now how on earth does he propose To lead this House of the absurd? Fifteen grabs, he takes the crown Thinks he’s won, pathetic joke In deals with devils Kevin found Concessions and “Present” votes Mr. Speaker gets the bird Denied the power once assured Fails so fast his fails are blurred Mr. Speaker oooh... gets a turd Comeuppance rages through his brain Sold his soul for thankless years Not enough time for his reign Soon they’ll toss him out of here...