->'''Para:''' We are villains who like to rhyme...\\
'''Dox:''' In fact, we do it all the time. \\
'''Para:''' You may think it's rather crass...\\
'''Dox:''' But you can stick your cards right up your nose. \\
'''Para:''' ...You were supposed to say "ass", brother. I thought we rehearsed this.
-->-- ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

So... you're listening to a song, (maybe deciding to sing along) or are on one of those [[PlanetOfHats crazy planets]] (with a population of Janets?) where [[GratuitousIambicPentameter everyone speaks in verse]] (without needing to rehearse). A rhyming couplet is set up, (and you watch your hopes get up) but rather than using a rhyme, (being [[RhymesOnADime accomplished on a dime]]) the speaker takes it in a different, non-euphonic [[BrickJoke direction,]] (but maybe not in need of course correction) either by speaking a different word, (could be one you've never heard) having it bleeped out, (lest you be creeped out) or cutting off an offending section. (Such as the outcome of a [[SelfDemonstratingArticle voting.]])

This is most often used for comedy: typically, the rhyme set up and subverted was clearly supposed to be a profanity. (If the replacement word begins the same way as the averted word, this amounts to a deliberate CurseCutShort.) It's one of the myriad gimmicks used for GettingCrapPastTheRadar, and when used this way is known as a "Miss Susie," after one of the most famous examples. Sometimes in this case the cut-off word will appear in a different context as a MidwordRhyme ("The steamboat went to '''hell'''/-o operator.") Doing this is the only way to get the worse {{Bawdy Song}}s on American network television -- though of course the trope is much older than that: it's used in an Elizabethan broadside ballad about seducing a maiden, thus making it at least OlderThanSteam. That said, the trope can be used for comedy without implying profanity, just by making the way the rhyme is going totally obvious and then not going there.

Known as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Rhyme mind rhyme]] according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].

A subtrope of LastSecondWordSwap. Compare with PainfulRhyme, RhymingWithItself and MidwordRhyme. Not to be confused with LameRhymeDodge.

%% Remember, this trope is for cases when you expect a particular word (because of the
%% rhyme scheme) and you get a *different* word (which might or might not rhyme). It
%% *isn't* this trope if you just expected some rhyming word and there isn't a rhyme
%% (for example, if a song has a complicated rhyme scheme, or part of it just doesn't
%% rhyme at all). If you can't say "I was expecting *this* word, and they didn't say it",
%% it doesn't fit this trope.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-_6VO7DIFU A commercial]] for Creator/TheWB featuring [[WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening Michigan J. Frog]] features this twice:
-->''Your love life is in a rut\\
you're sitting there on your... uh hey nice sofa''
** And:
-->''I'm wanted by every lass\\
trust me it's a pain in the..\\
as for the WB[...]''

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A famous ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' fanart piece released just after the {{Macekre}} of the English dub does the "cut off" version:
-->'''Ichigo:''' Mew Mew Power, I think I'll pass, your Mew Mew Power can kiss my a--
-->'''Minto:''' Ichigo!
* The ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' closing does this:
--> '''Announcer:'''
--> So, hail to thee, O Pizza Cat! Please ring your little bell!
--> Although you may be pen and ink, we know you'll fight like --
--> '''The Pizza Cats: (in unison)''' PIZZA CATS!
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', "Hassle in the Castle", has Team Rocket doing this with their motto.
-->'''Jessie:''' To protect us from all that chafing and itching!
-->'''James:''' It might finally stop all of Jessie's...complaining!
* A commercial for ''Anime/SailorMoon'' aired on the Canadian youth programming channel Creator/{{YTV}} did this:
-->"And Sailor Venus
-->which rhymes with....I can't say that on TV!"
* The English version of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gives us this gem from the cheerleader trio in volume 1.
-->"Rickum, rackum, ruckum, ruckum!
-->Throw that ball and really f...[[LastSecondWordSwap fight]]!"
* From ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
-->"Rah rah ree,
-->Kick em in the knee
-->Rah rah rut,
-->Kick em in the...other knee"

* Comicbook/{{Etrigan}} is a rhyming demon who will occasionally [[RuleOfFunny break his station for comedic effect]].
--->'''Etrigan:''' Our heroes, quite noble, have fallen to hell;\\
may they curse their eternal foul luck.\\
And while these champions may triumph o'er street crime quite well,\\
down here with the demons they're totally doomed.\\
'''Blue Beetle:''' That didn't rhyme!\\
'''Etrigan:''' So sue me.
** In ''The Demon Annual'' #2, after Etrigan pounds his opponent through the pavement into a sewer:
--->'''Etrigan:''' By my dearest brother Goat--\\
Who'd've thought the oaf would float?\\
Down that sewer all so dank and dimly lit?\\
But just watch the fellow hurry\\
Through that mass of noxious slurry...\\
He really seems at home in all that--\\
'''Policeman:''' Freeze!
* ''Comicbook/TheMaxx'' falls asleep watching cartoons in issue #5 and enters a [[ArtShift surreal]] [[DreamSequence dream land]] where everyone talks and thinks in rhyme, including him. Upon his escape he discovers he can speak normally again, expressing this with a somewhat forced rhyme subversion:
-->'''The Maxx''': It is different somehow, this land isn't mine! And my brain has been freed! I'm not thinking in... poetry stuff.
* Somewhere in "Marvel What The..." Dr. Strange's silly assistant plays the ''Name Game'' with the magic formulas. Even with "Chuck", and as you know, you shouldn't do that. Dr. Strange violently cuts him short at the end and just a hurt "-uck!" results. Rhyme (and ears of the readers) saved.

* The voice sample for the "Boing" synthesized voice in Mac OS uses a classic example of this:
-->Spring has sprung\\
Fall has fell\\
Winter's here\\
And it's colder than usual.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'': Crawdaunt used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TywmpMQYojs The Assumption Song,]] by Arrogant Worms!
-->[..]''And then she'd bend over and suck on his\\
Candy, so tasty, made of butterscotch,\\
And then he'd spread whipped cream all over her\\
Cookies that she had left out on the shelf\\
If you think this is dirty, [[SubvertedTrope you can go]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] [[LampshadeHanging yourself!]]''
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy's]] poem about what she saw on the trial ends with this little verse regarding the prosecutor, [[{{Jerkass}} Trixie]]:
-->''The prosecutor's put downs were quite rich\\
But honestly, she was being a big stuck-up...\\
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-aWgyUHLbk "Red Spy,"]] a ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{machinima}} parody of "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Babs Seed]]".
-->''First we thought that Spy was so really really sweet,''
-->''Another boy to have and a fine piece of [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday work]].''
* Happened once to Chloe during episode 8 of ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy''. Naturally, she was the [[WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans Austicles]] parody.
-->'''Chloe:''' Whoa! I look like I took one heck of a sunburn. ''(twirls about)'' I mean, I'm cherry-red even when I-- ''(covers mouth in shock)'' Xi. I was about to rhyme.

[[folder:Film: Animated]]
* In Disney's ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'', this occurs twice with the Fairy Godmother; most of her rhymes are genuine, but...
** After making the coach:
-->'''Fairy Godmother''': Now, with an elegant coach like that, of course, we'll simply have to have...
-->''(Major, Cinderella's horse standing nearby, clears his throat)''
-->'''Fairy Godmother''': Mice!
-->''(Major does a DoubleTake)''
** After making the horses:
-->'''Fairy Godmother''': Now, um, where were we? Oh, goodness, yes. You can't go to the ball without, um...
-->''(Cinderella looks hopeful about her dress, for the third time)''
-->'''Fairy Godmother''': A horse!
-->'''Cinderella''': A-a-another one?
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', from the scene where little puppets in a machine sing a song:
--> Please keep well off of the grass \\
Shine your shoes, wipe your...face.
** Though they do complete a rhyme eventually:
---> Duloc is, Duloc is, Duloc is a perfect place!
** ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'' makes a similar joke:
---> A princess full of sass\\
And a dragon and a...donkey!
** In the film there's also a subversion of sorts - "I like an honest fight and a saucy little maid / What he's basically saying is he likes to get...paid." Which is a rhyme, just not the naughty one that would have been there were it not a "children's film."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Lightning [=McQueen=] is trying to sneak out of his personal appearance:
-->'''Dusty Rust-eze:''' Winter is a grand old time\\
'''Rusty Rust-eze:''' Of this there are no ifs and buts\\
'''Dusty Rust-eze:''' But remember, all that salt and grime\\
'''Rusty Rust-eze:''' Can rust your bolts and freeze your...Hey, look! There he is!
* In Disney's ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree]]'':
-->'''Narrator:''' Now, ''honey'' rhymes with ''bunny'', and ''bunny'' rhymes with...
-->'''Pooh:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Rabbit?]]
** And again in [[Disney/WinnieThePooh 2011]]:
---> Its toes are black, its fur is blue/ I swear all I tell you is not made up!
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Pumbaa:''' And OOOOOOOH, the shame!\\
'''Timon:''' He was ashamed!\\
'''Pumbaa:''' Thought of changin' my name!\\
'''Timon:''' Oh, what's in a name?\\
'''Pumbaa:''' And I got downhearted...\\
'''Timon:''' How did you feel!?\\
'''Pumbaa:''' Every time that I--\\
'''Timon:''' Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids.\\
'''Pumbaa:''' Oh. Sorry.
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Genie sarcastically "cheers" Jafar: "Jafar, Jafar, he's our man, if he can't do it, GREAT!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' the moms are discussing the gender of Didi's then unborn baby and Charlotte says:
--> You know the saying, born under Venus, look for a...(cell phone rings cutting her off) hello?
* From ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'''s SidekickSong "In Summer":
-->Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle\\
But put me in summer and I'll be...a happy snowman!
** For bonus points, he's shown jumping over a puddle while singing this. At least the Russian dub retains this joke, using a word that rhymes with the Russian word for "puddle".
** The film also uses a darker and more subtle version in the song "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?", which sets it up to sound like Elsa is going to respond to her sister's question, only to be met with silence.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Played comically during the film's opener IWantSong. Rapunzel - a (technically voluntary) but bored {{Hikikomori}} - sings about doing the chores, only to realise she's done them all within a quarter of an hour after waking up:
--> ''...Sweep '''again''' and by then\\
It's like '''seven fifteen'''?''
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', the Polar Express is stopped by a caribou crossing. They start coming up with various metaphors for their situation, with the engineer commenting that they're "In the grass."
-->'''Fireman''': I'll tell you what's grass, our a-- ow!
* The "Daughters of Triton" song from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's a concert Sebastian has created with all of Triton's daughters and is supposed to be the grand debut of Triton's youngest daughter, the lead character of the film, the Little Mermaid we know as Ariel.
-->'''Six Daughters''': ''And then there is the youngest in her musical debut / Our seventh little sister, we're presenting her to you / To sing a song Sebastian wrote, her voice is like a bell / She's our sister, Ari...'' (''gasps of shock and surprise at Ariel's absence'')
-->'''King Triton''': '''''ARIEL!!!'''''

[[folder:Film: Live Action]]
* During the Weasel fight in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'':
-->'''Eddie''': I'm through with taking falls \\
And bouncing off the walls \\
Without that gun\\
I'd have some fun\\
I'd kick you in the...([[CurseCutShort vase falls on his head]]) \\
'''Roger''': Nose! \\
'''Smartass Weasel''': "Nose"? That don't rhyme with "walls"! \\
'''Eddie''': No, but ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar this does!]]'' ([[GroinAttack kicks Smarty in the "balls".]])
* ''[[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Always Look On The Bright Side of Life]]'':
-->Some things in life are bad, \\
They can really make you mad. \\
Other things just make you swear and curse. \\
When you're chewing on life's gristle, \\
Don't grumble; give a whistle, \\
And this'll help things turn out for the best.
* Done randomly in ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'':
-->"We have a snoozaphone for your brother Stew, and a sousaphone for your brother Drew, a muncle for your uncle, a fant for your aunt, and a fampa...for your cousin Leon."
** Not to mention when the Grinch invokes it:
--->Why, for year after year\\
I've put up with it now!\\
I must stop this Christmas from coming...\\
But how? Er, I mean, in what way?
* In ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', during the Cat's song about fun:
-->There was this cat I knew, back home where I was bred, \\
He never listened to a single thing his mother said, \\
He never used the litterbox, he made a mess in the hall, \\
That's why they sent him to a vet and they cut off his b- *pauses* ...bo...bo...bo...BOY!
** A second verse that was later cut from the film did the same thing.
* In ''Film/ThePrivateEyes'', the killer subverts rhyme in each note to the detectives. For example:
-->If Jock could talk, he'd give you a clue.\\
But now that he's dead, what can you do?\\
He deserved what he got. I don't regret it a bit.\\
By the way, you're standing in bull ca-ca.
* In ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', thinking he's terminally ill, a strippergram/prostitute dressed as a [[HelloNurse nurse]] is sent to his house, and greets him (actually his sister) with the rhyme:
-->I heard that you were feeling ill,\\
headache, fever, and a chill.\\
I came to help restore your pluck, \\
cause I'm the nurse who likes to...\\
(''the door is slammed in her face'')
** This was still too vulgar for network TV, and most showings have the door slam before the nurse says anything. Other airings show only the first two lines of her speech.
* The father in ''Film/CatchThatKid'' (a.k.a. ''Mission Without Permission'') uses subverted rhyme when starting go-kart races to ''tone down'' the language:
-->'''Tom''': Let's step on the gas and kick some...butt!
* From ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'':
-->Pretty little fly\\
Why does it cry?\\
Caught in a web...\\
Soon will be ...''eaten''
* ''Film/NachoLibre'':
-->I ate some bugs
-->I ate some grass
-->I use my hand
-->To wipe my tears
** Justified, considering his character is a Catholic monk.
* ''Film/TheHotChick'' had a little rhyme that went like this:
-->Boys are cheats and liars, They're such a big disgrace
-->They will tell you anything to get to second...
-->Baseball, baseball, he thinks he's gonna score,
-->If you let him go all the way then you are a
-->Horticulturists study flowers, geologists study rocks,
-->All a guy wants from you is a place to put his
-->cockroaches, beetles, butterflies and bugs
-->Nothing makes him happier than a giant pair of
-->Jugglers and acrobats and a dancing bear named Chuck
-->All boys really want to do is
-->Fff...orget it no such luck
* In the movie version of ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles'', Thimbletack speaks in rhyme when he is a brownie, but not a boggart:
-->You looked, and looked,
-->and found the book,
-->and from the chest
-->the thing was (transforms) STOLEN!
* The soundtrack version of the song "Cabin Fever" from ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has an extra verse, which goes like this:
-->My sanity is hanging by a thread,
-->Since we're going nowhere, I've gone out of my head,
-->We were sailing, sailing, over the bounding main
-->'''Lew Zealand:''' ...And now we're not! Heh heh heh!
* Lampshaded in Matthew Patel's musical number in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''
-->Fireballs, Girls. Take this sucker down.
-->Let us show him what we're all about.
-->'''Scott:''' That doesn't even rhyme!
** Well, it's closer to a rhyme than the one Scott comes up with in the graphic novel during the same scene (for the record, the "fireballs" line ''is'' a rhyme in the graphic novel, by way of Matthew using "out" instead of "down"):
--->You think you're so great, but you're missing the point
--->You gotta have friendship and courage and whatever!
--->'''Matthew:''' That doesn't even rhyme!
--->'''Scott:''' Shut up!
* In the Creator/BrokenLizard movie ''Film/ClubDread'':
-->But from that point on, Phil Coletti was known as...Machete Phil!
* The Don Knotts-Tim Conway film ''The Private Eyes'' featured a number of these.
* In ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'', the main character Tom writes greeting cards. After he and Summer break up...
-->'''Tom's Boss:''' I'm a bit worried about you, Tom.
-->'''Tom:''' Oh? Why?
-->'''Tom's Boss:''' Well, your latest card reads: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny whore.]]
* During ''Film/KillBill Volume 1'', The Bride is [[DudeShesLikeInAComa molested whilst in a coma]] by an orderly named Buck, who likes to...well, you know. When this movie is played on syndicated television, the rhyming swear gets amusingly censored:
-->'''Buck''': "My name is Buck, and I'm here to...[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: PARTY! ]]
* In ''Film/{{Trick}}'', there is a song COMO TE GUSTA MI PINGA which begins thusly:
-->I told my friend the writer how happy I would be
-->If he'd write an opening number especially for me
-->But when he had it finished, it came as quite a shock
-->He handed me a song titled "How do you like my...."
* The song "Back in Time" from ''Film/MenInBlack3'' has a subversion of the subverted rhyme- "Give credit where credit is due don't cha. / Know that I don't give a number two."

* Non-profane use: In the novel ''The Fairy's Return'', one character is constantly making up poems, but he always ends his couplets with a non-rhyming word, even when the word has an obvious synonym that does rhyme.
* In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', Detritus trains new City Watch recruits, and teaches them his [[SoundOff jody]] (which "somehow, you could tell it was made up by a troll"):
-->"Now we sing this stupid song\\
Sing it as we march along\\
Why we sing this we don't know\\
We can't make the words rhyme prop'ly!
** Also, the warning in the magical equipment shop in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'':
--->Lovely to look at\\
Nice to hold\\
If you drop it\\
You get torn apart by wild horses.
*** Which is based on a sign in real-life souvenir shops that feature "Consider it sold" as the last line.
* In ''Literature/GodelEscherBachAnEternalGoldenBraid'', the Crab puts on a record of himself singing "A Song Without Time or Season." Here's how it goes:
-->A turner of phrases quite pleasin',\\
Had a penchant for trick'ry and teasin'.\\
In his songs, the last line\\
Might seem sans design;\\
What I mean is, without why or wherefore.
* Non-comic, non-profane example: In George Herbert's poem "Denial" every stanza (except the last) ends on a non-rhyme, to symbolize the speaker's spiritual crisis.
* Non-profane, {{lampshade|Hanging}}d example: ''[[SpeciesSurname Paddy Pig's]] Poems'' is mainly about this trope. Paddy Pig, a poet, keeps writing 4-line poems that all rhyme but the last line, even if there's a rhyming synonym for the last word. His friends weren't amused and even pointed this flaw out.
* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', Dwayne recalls his father singing this rhyme while drunk:
-->Roses are red\\
And ready for plucking.\\
You're sixteen,\\
And ready for high school.
* A long verse appears in ''Don't Pat the Wombat''
-->Mary had a little lamb, she also had a duck.
-->She took it round the corner and taught it how to
-->Fry some eggs for breakfast, fry some eggs for tea.
-->The more you eat, the more you drink the more you have to
-->Peter had a boat, and the boat began to rock.
-->Up jumped Jaws and bit him on the
-->Cocktails, ginger ale, forty cents a glass.
-->If you don't like them shove it up your
-->Ask no questions, tell no lies
-->I saw the boogey man doing up his
-->Flies are bad, mosquitoes are worse
-->and this is the end of my silly little verse.
* Sean Kelly's ''National Lampoon'' parodies of war poetry included two couplets by "Wilfred Owen, who in 1915 found himself at the front, under constant gas and artillery attack, and without his rhyming dictionary":
-->Clouds broke at evening, and the sun set red\\
Flushing to rose the faces of the deceased.
* Gleefully inverted in Wendy Cope's "[[http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com/2005/09/attempt-at-unrhymed-verse-wendy-cope.html An Attempt at Unrhymed Verse]]":
-->People tell you all the time,
-->Poems do not have to rhyme.
-->It's often better if they don't
-->And I'm determined this one won't.
---->Oh dear.
* The title of ''Buck Up, Suck Up...and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room'', by James Carville and Paul Begala.
* A bit of doggerel from ''Playboy's Party Jokes'':
-->Little Johnny, with a grin,\\
Drank up all of pappy's gin.\\
Mother said, when he was plastered,\\
"Go to bed, you little love-child."
* The chorus of "The Sergeant's Weddin'" by Creator/RudyardKipling:
-->Cheer for the Sergeant's weddin' --\\
Give 'em one cheer more!\\
Grey gun-'orses in the lando,\\
An' a rogue is married to, etc.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The ''{{Eurovision}}'' 2015 semi-finals featured a song about the history and legacy of the show, which starts with the following tongue-in-cheek lines:
---> It's an international competition\\
With a collaborative mission,\\
Much like the Olympics in a '''way''' --\\
Though slightly less athletic,\\
But just as energetic,\\
More colorful, and -- what's the word? -- more... '''theatrical.'''
* ''Series/HappyEndings'': Played with in the episode "The Marry Prankster", Brad is singing a song about himself, but his name doesn't quite fit.
-->Who's got a job? \\
Bob's got a job\\
Bob rhymes with job much better than job\\
So I switched the name, but you know what I mean\\
I got a job, job, a j-o-b!
* From the MusicalEpisode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Once More, With Feeling":
-->You're the cutest of the Scoobies\\
with your lips as red as rubies\\
and your firm yet supple...tight embrace!
** Which is incidentally a callback to an earlier verse in which Xander dodges a crudity ''without'' breaking the rhyme:
--->She is the one, she's such wonderful fun\\
such passion and grace.\\
Warm in the night, when I'm right in her tight\\
...''embrace''. Tight ''embrace!''
** Also inverted a few times in that same musical episode: there are several instances where a song is interrupted, and then it is always the case that the interruption rhymes, while there seems no obvious way the ''intended'' line could have:
--->She's just going through the motions,\\
faking it somehow.\\
She's not even half the girl she...''ow!''
*** Another example of that:
---->'''Xander''': She clings, she's needy,\\
She's also really greedy,\\
She never -\\
'''Anya''': His eyes are beady!
*** And again:
---->'''Buffy:''' Will I stay this way forever?\\
Sleepwalk through my life's endeavors?\\
'''DistressedDude:''' How can I repay--\\
'''Buffy:''' Whatever.
** Finally, while not used for profanity, the song "Walk Through The Fire" has the first two verses end with a rhyme for "burn" that is left unsaid. The rhyme is finally completed at the very end of the song.
* The second season theme song for ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'', where it's TheScottishTrope instead of an obscenity that's being obscured:
-->Every soul that plays this role risks injury or death, \\
I'd rather sweep the bloody stage than ever do [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} MacYouKnowWho]].
* From ''Series/That70sShow'':
-->'''Michael Kelso:''' If this van's a rockin'...we're in there doing it!
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
-->For while the date side of the line's the one we all might guess he's in,
-->there'll be no joy in Tedville if our Lisa is a... Yes! We win![[note]]It was supposed to be "lesbian"[[/note]]
* Colin Mochrie, of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' fame, is very good at improv--but his talents do not lie in music. Inexplicably, during the American run of the show, Drew Carey's favorite game was Hoedown (his excitement at it visibly irritated Ryan Stiles at times), meaning it was performed very often. Mochrie didn't even try to sing most of the time, rhyming in a sort of chant. However, he gleefully subverted the format several times--in one about the lottery, saying he didn't care anymore, speaking briefly in tongues, running around the studio, and hugging an attractive audience member; another time, in a callback to an earlier gaffe with his microphone's battery, mouthing words but saying nothing, ending in "my battery pack!"; and once ending a hoedown verse about a traumatic event in "I lost the ability to rhyme" (which did not, obviously, rhyme with the previous line).
** On the other hand, however, many of the other stars on the show, particularly Greg Proops, do this so often and easily that subverting a profane rhyme is called "Pulling a Greg" in [[FanSpeak the fan community]]. Example:
--->The other day my girlfriend said 'Greg, you wanna thrill'?\\
She took me to a bridge at the bottom of a hill.\\
She tied the rope to my leg and I ran out of luck.\\
For when she pushed me off that bridge, I just yelled out 'wow'."
*** Drew did it at least once: "I hope soon that I get out all my stitches / 'Cause let me tell you, brother, they hurt like sons of guns."
*** Drew also inverted it in the "Children" Hoedown:
---->I don't pay alimony, I don't pay child support,\\
I don't pay nothing of no kind of that sort,\\
I get to keep all the money that I'm paid,\\
How can you have any children if you never ever get l[[SoundEffectBleep (BEEP)]]--hey!"
*** No less a performer than Robin Williams once used the above cheer in a game of Props.
*** Used by Ryan in an Irish Drinking Song:
---->And there I'll open a business,\\
And I will get real rich,\\
I am so happy\\
I'll leave that old...Oh, hidey hidey...
*** Wayne Brady pretends to read a poem from an imaginary book:
---->My teacher was beautiful, a beautiful lass.\\
But I was embarrassed in front of the class.\\
I would sit in the back because I was quite a loner.\\
And then I - ''oh!''
** During an Irish Drinking Song, Colin is set up to say a line that rhymes with trucker, but instead he just smiles and says nothing. Both he and the audience know what he ''could'' have said.
* This was a gag about OncePerEpisode in ''Series/UpPompeii'' where one of the characters, an extremely virginal young man would compose odes to his current crush which would suggest an obviously bawdy rhyme which was invariably subverted.
* The limerick version popped up again in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
-->'''Cory:''' There once was a boy named Cory.
-->'''Eric:''' Who now has an interesting story.
-->'''Cory:''' He learned about kissing.
-->'''Eric:''' And all he was missing...
-->'''Shawn:''' When he and Topanga made out!
-->'''Cory:''' Shawn, can we say "summer school"?
* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' had an example of this, when a boy in a classroom full of superpowered kids had the power of super rhyming.
-->'''Teacher:''' Alright, get out of class!
-->'''Student:''' Oh no, my dad's gonna kick my--
-->'''Teacher:''' '''Be quiet!'''
* ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' had a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmQRmHgExV0&feature=related Daves I Know]], where the final line of almost every verse breaks the rhyme AND meter.
-->''Some of them are David''
-->''But most of them are Dave''
-->''They all have their own hands''
-->''And they come from different Moms''
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has the novelty song,
-->Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!
-->Spooky! Scary!
-->Boys becoming men,
-->Men becoming wolves!
** Also:
-->'''Kenneth''': You made a promise to Masi Oka. "Conserve electricity. Don't be a zero, be a good guy!" ...[[LampshadeHanging Why doesn't that say 'hero?' That feels like a real missed opportunity.]]
* On ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', during the Loretta Lynn episode, Fozzie, Scooter, Annabelle, and Link Hogthrob sing what's supposedly "The Rhyming Song". As might be expected, none of the lines in the verses rhyme. (They're also disjointed, but that's another story.)
* From the opening of ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief V'':
-->'''Creator/RobinWilliams''': ''(rapping)'' We wanna raise some money
-->we'll work around the clock
-->If you don't send enough
-->I'm gonna have to show my...Comic Relief T-shirt!
** For added effect, [[TrouserSpace he pulls said T-shirt out of his pants.]]
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' used to have a segment called "News You Can Utilize".
* Judge Dread's song "Big Five", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Wdvw9dXSY&feature=related which can be found here]], definitely fits this trope to T.
* ''Series/TheNanny'' when Niles [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDGNocwdgKo wrote a play based on his own life]]:
-->But it doesn't matter what I'm paid,
-->Because I'm finally getting--
-->Six bucks an hour!
-->Includes a room and shower!
* ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' had far too many to list them all. Particularly memorable is one of their Jehosophat and Jones songs:
-->Up in the loft where the lamp-light flickers
-->I lost my heart and she lost her...parasol.
** Another one from the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f76hEC9gD0w Anti-Shoddy Goods Committee]]" monologue, about a man sold substandard food in a restaurant:
-->He was looking very peaky and was feeling very grotty,\\
And he spent all day on Sunday sitting sadly on the potty.\\
So he came along to us, the Anti-Shoddy Goods Committee,\\
And we told him very plainly why he felt so ruddy sh-- shocking.
* From ''TheGilliesReport'' musical sketch "Maralinga, or Wise After the Event":
-->But will we act\\
Upon this fact?\\
This whole inquiry was a stunt!\\
I've never seen a bigger...miscarriage of justice!
* ''ThePaulHoganShow'' did a parody of ''The Prophecies of Nostradamus'' where Hoges revealed the prophecies of his ancestor which, like Nostradamus', were also in verse. One of them ran:
-->The boy stood on the burning deck,\\
His pockets full of crackers.\\
A flame shot up his trouser leg\\
And blew off both his...sandshoes.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Jean-Ralphio's rapping skills seem stuck on this:
-->It's K to the N to the O-P-E,
-->She's the dopest little shortee in all Pawnee....Indiana.
-->R to the O to the N,
-->Swanson got swagger the size of Big Ben...clock.
-->Yo B to the O to the double S,
-->Do what he say and you'll be success...ful.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had a non-singing one in an early episode that centered on a hockey player.
-->'''Catherine''':This guy was about pucks, bucks and...chicks.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' had one episode where the hosts were testing myths regarding flatulence, and were attempting to keep things tasteful, generally by using the scientific term "flatus" in place of...the common term for such. [[{{Narrator}} Rob Lee]] also avoided using said "common term", generally via UnusualEuphemism (or else via less offensive terms), but there was one time he danced around the word using this very trope:
-->'''Rob Lee:''' We've all heard it: "Beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you"...er, produce flatus.
* In one episode of ''Series/AdventuresInWonderland'', the White Rabbit has contracted "rhymitis", which forces him to [[RhymesOnADime only speak in rhyme]]. After he's cured, he sings a song full of these, with each followed by the chorus "And you know what the best part is? It doesn't rhyme!"
* In a skit called "Lady ''[=MADtv=]'' (a spoof of "Lady Marmalade") on ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': "I'm the reason ''MAD'''s back for season seven / Disagree, well boo-hoo and tough luck / 'Cause to tell you the truth, I don't give a… huh…"
* One episode of ''Series/TheSlammer'' opens with Mr Burgess composing a text in which says this week's show contained "wit, grit and sh... surely the best act we've ever had in the history of the show".
* The UK consumer show ''That's Life'' once did a major story on fake diet pills made from guar gum, which apart from not working caused illness and flatulence. After the company had recalled the product, the show ended its final report with a [[SuddenMusicalEnding big musical number]], in which an actress who had appeared in advertisements for the tablets sang "I'm so sorry that I took part, / Guar gum just made me sick!"
* From the 2013 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}} closing number, "Here's to the Losers":
--> Amy Adams, Jacki Weaver, Sally Field, and Helen ''Hunt''.
-->[[Creator/AnneHathaway Hathaway]] just took your Oscar. Don't you think that girl's a...''dorable''?
* The Victor and Barry (Creator/AlanCumming and Forbes Masson) song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t04qzYLzoc Kelvinside Men]]" includes the following ''almost'' rhyme:
-->We're known as trendy thespians,
-->Some of our best friends are less well known,
-->Than us.
* One for Germans: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__pll7gNU0Q Goethe war gut]] by Dutch entertainer Rudi Carrell.
* On the last episode of ''Series/LateNight with Creator/JimmyFallon'', Fallon says that Tariq has made 130 bad rhymes. Tariq responds with
-->That's right Jimmy you've got a pretty good point
-->Now what do you say we rock this...place?
* Used dramatically in the "Spooky Song" on ''Series/LazyTown''. "Close your eyes. Rest your head. Time to go to... boo!"
* Magician Mat Franco uses it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI0Gr_K15uQ his final act]] for ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'':
--> Howie couldn't walk far, so he stepped towards the bar to tell a joke to a chick.
-->But just as before he fell on the floor. She said "What a d-... despicable person!"
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' did a parody of the movie ''Melvin And Howard'', where blue-collar Melvin Dumar picks up scraggly Howard Hughes hitching a ride. They sing "The Name Game", a pop song by Shirley Ellis.
-->'''Howard''': Let's do 'Chuck'! [singing] Chuck, Chuck, Bo-buck, Banana-Fana-Fo-f[Melvin swats him in the mouth]
-->'''Melvin''': Hey! I'm wise to that.
* In the final episode of ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver Ever'' host Andrew has a sort of twisted version of this. He does complete a rhyme, but instead of the rhyme being the end of it, he just sort of meanders off. This happens after Michael recites the oath of the Blue Lantern, which he had been using as a SurvivalMantra, though not with much success.
-->'''Andrew''': (''speaking in hushed voice with gravity'') Here at the rehab center, in the dark of night, I think we'll finish this challenge, but not without a fight. They're trying their hardest... come with me. But it will freak you out. I don't know... (''normal voice'') if he's driving with a gout or if he's got a bad elbow or if he can't see properly, but... jeez he drives like a monkey.
* Creator/CharlieBrooker's 2014 Wipe closed with a song, "Reasons to be Fearful 2014", with lyrics including:
-->Telly actors mumbling
-->No marks tumbling
-->And our social order crumbling - while people snigger
-->Sony facing hacking
-->MPs backing fracking
-->And Clarkson facing sacking for saying n...aughty words
** As well as:
-->Brookes Newmark with a hard-on
-->Boko Haram
-->Her continued stardom. Jeremy Hunt
-->Russell’s Revolution
-->Contains no solution
-->He's untouched by evolution – the ape-like... chap
* The second verse of "One of These Things Is Not Like The Others" on ''Series/SesameStreet'' (not always used)
-->Did you guess which thing is not like the others?
-->Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
-->If you guessed this one is not like the others,
-->Then you're absolutely ... right.

* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Lyre of Orpheus"
-->Orpheus looked at his instrument
-->And he gave the wire a '''pluck'''
-->He heard a sound so beautiful
-->He gasped and said '''O my God'''
* The 1921 [[StandardSnippet classic]] "Ain't We Got Fun" does the clean version:
-->There's nothing surer \\
The rich get rich and the poor get -- children.
** The second time 'round, the poor get "laid off."
* Musical humor group Music/TheAxisOfAwesome uses a standard variety in their song “What Would [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]] Do?”
-->And did you give your life up
-->To save humans from bad luck?
-->Were you [[MysticalPregnancy born of virgin birth]]
-->Or did your parents… [[CurseCutShort have sex?]]
* Obscure British Art-pop band David Devant and his Spirit Wife and Mr Solo (the lead singers solo project) do this a LOT.
** From 'Pimlico':
-->Sometimes London don't seem too appealing \\
Maybe your lover is living in Deptford.
** From 'Slip it To me':
--> And my Uncle thinks I'm barmy \\
'cause I don't pack my bag and join the navy.
** From 'Black and White'
-->I woke up this morning, my head was full of rocks\\
I couldn't remember the night before, I'd lost a pair of shoes
** From 'Genius':
--> This song doesn't make its own luck\\
'cause this song doesn't give a flying family planning clinic.
** Furthermore the lead singer sometimes changes the lyrics which actually do rhyme when performing live. For instance 'Do you have plans in your head, you wish they'd all go drop dead' becomes 'Do you have plans in your head, you wish they'd fuck off and die'.
* Morrissey has the song "I Have Forgiven Jesus", which features this refrain:
-->Monday: Humiliation
-->Tuesday: Suffocation
-->Wednesday: Condescension
-->Thursday: ''Is pathetic''
* From Madvillain's "Great Day"
-->Spit so many verses, sometimes my jaw twitches\\
One thing this party could use is more...booze
** Then subverted as the song continues:
---> Put yourself in your own '''shoes'''\\
And stay away from all those pairs of busted Timbs you don't '''use'''
* Tommy Tutone's memetic hit "Jenny ([[ArcNumber 867 5309]])" features this little gem
-->Jenny, Jenny, you're the girl for me \\
You don't know me but you make me so happy
** Tommy Heath's awkward pause right before delivering the "happy" line really makes it.
* A double subverted lyric with different words than you'd think - Hieroglyphics' ''Throw it in Ya Grill'':
-->A little bit of this is all I need \\
Can't wait to get home and smoke some salmon\\
Throw it in ya grill, then called my seed (scene?)\\
And when the street lights go off, we're jammin
* From the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song ''"I'm So Sick of You"'':
-->You don't have an ounce of class\\
You're just one big pain in the neck
** And from Al's not-officially-released track ''"Still Billy Joel to Me"'':
--->It's a big '''hit''' isn't '''it'''\\
Even if it's a piece of '''junk'''
* From Daphne and Celeste's cover of ''"School's Out"''
-->"Sitting in Class\\
Is a pain in the neck''
* Music/AliceCooper:
** ''I Love America'':
--->I love my bar and I love my truck \\
I'd do most anything to make a buck \\
I love a waitress who loves to...flirt! \\
They're the best kind
** "Working Up A Sweat":
--->The bandages come off today \\
Really feelin' sick \\
The hardest part's explainin' \\
All these blisters on my...NOSE!
* The MC Lars song "Internet Relationships":
-->Let me send you pics for your personal collection\\
I hope they inspire you and give you a...smile
** And his "Space Game":
-->And I'm from Mars, and she's from Venus\\
She has ovaries and I have a...light saber
* Stephen Lynch loves doing this in his songs.
** ''"If I Were Gay"'':
--->"And if I were gay \\
We would tear down the walls \\
But I'm not gay \\
So won't you stop cupping my...hand!"
** "Vanilla Ice Cream":
--->"Just don't take it personally \\
This is no attack \\
But we will never last because \\
I'm white and you are -- also white..."
** And in his El Ray Performance...
--->"I thought college life was great.\\
Ed couldn't count from one to two."
** And in "Gynecologist":
---> When your legs are open, I begin the gropin'\\
But I fear I must be blunt\\
I would just as soon not go near your balloon\\
I think that I'll stick to your. . . front.
*** Double-Subverted, as it ''is'' a rhyme. Just not the one everyone thought it would be.
*** And triply-subverted in some of his Live performances (including the CD recording for ''Superhero''), as he states that "I would ''never'' say "[[CountryMatters cunt]]" to an audience... ''[[HypocriticalHumor ever!]]''"
*** Also, from the same song: he "loves pu...tting womens' minds at rest".
** "Whittlin' Man":
--->Yeah, he'd whittle if it's light, he'd whittle if it's dark\\
And if Noah was around, well, he'd whittle him an ark\\
He'd whittle something new, and he'd whittle something old\\
He'd whittle something hot, and he'd whittle something ''rather chilly''...
* Benny Bell's infamous song ''"Shaving Cream"''; depending on the performance you witness, it has anywhere from 8 to hundreds of verses all in the form:
-->Our baby fell out of the window \\
You'd think that her head would be split. \\
But luck was with her that morning -- \\
She fell in a big pile of shhhhhhhhhhhhh-- \\
--SHAV-ing cream, be nice and clean \\
Shave every day and you'll always look keen.
** The Mora Träsk cover of this song, ''Skidvalla'', substitutes ski wax for the shaving cream.
* Inverted in the Dresden Dolls' ''The Jeep Song''
-->I guess it's just my stupid luck\\
That all of Boston drives the same black fucking truck.
* {{Invoked|Trope}} and played by Music/{{Voltaire}} during the whole song: ''The Dirtiest Song That Ain't''.
--> Down in Carolina\\
I met a girl with a nice [...]\\
So I reached down between us\\
And I whipped out my [...]\\
Skipped right past the suckin'\\
And got right down to [...]\\
She turned and said: "I gotta ask,\\
Would you slip it into my [...]?
* ''The Assumption Song'' by Vito Petroccitto Jr. is entirely based on this trope.
-->There was an old farmer who lived on a rock \\
He sat in the meadow shaking his \\
Fist at the boys playing down by the crick \\
Their feet in the water their hands on their \\
Marbles and playthings...
** However, {{subverted|Trope}} at the very end of the song..
-->And then he'd spread whipped cream all over her\\
Cookies that she had laid out on her shelf\\
If you think this is dirty you can go f*** yourself!
** The entire thing can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TywmpMQYojs here]]
* 'Series of Dreams' by Music/BobDylan has a good example. Just the opening is quoted here, but the whole song avoids the use of the expected rhyme, although several other words appear in rhyming partnership with ''dreams.''
-->I was thinking about a series of dreams \\
Where nothing comes up to the top \\
Everything stays down where it's wounded \\
And comes to a permanent stop
** Sneakily averted in "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream":
-->I decided to flip a coin, like either heads or tails
-->Would let me know if I should go back to ship or back to jail
-->So I hocked my sailor's suit and I got a coin to flip
--> It came up tails, that rhymes with...sails, so I made it back to ship.
** And then there's "Man Gave Names To All The Animals", about [[Literature/TheBible Adam]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin naming all the animals in the garden of Eden]]. Each verse has a description of an animal, ending on its name. Until the final verse:
-->He saw an animal as smooth as glass
-->Slithering its way through the grass
-->Saw him disappear in a tree by a lake--
-->''[End of song]''
* Oscar Brand's "Clean Song" is probably familiar to devotees of Dr. Demento:
-->There was a young sailor who looked through the glass\\
Spied a fair mermaid with scales on her\\
Island where seagulls flew over their nests\\
She combed the long hair that hung over her\\
Shoulders, which shook with a wriggle and twitch\\
"Come on, men" I cried, "there's a beautiful\\
Mermaid a-sitting out there on the rocks!"\\
The men all came running and grabbing their\\
Glasses (etc. etc.)...
* Allan Sherman used this trope in one of the parodies in his medley ''"Shticks And Stones"'' on his 1963 album ''My Son, The Folk Singer''; in this case, he detoured around what was then a borderline obscenity in Yiddish, the word "schmuck":
-->Oh, I'm Melvin Rose of Texas, \\
And my friends all call me Tex. \\
When I lived in old New Mexico, \\
They used to call me Mex. \\
When I lived in old Kentucky, \\
They called me Old Kentuck. \\
I was born in old Shamokin, \\
Which is why they call me Melvin Rose.
* ''Music/TheKillers'', ''Mr. Brightside'':
-->Now they're going to bed,
-->And my stomach is sick,
-->And it's all in my head,
-->But she's touching his chest, now...
* Happens in the chorus of Jonathan Coulton's "First of May", [[IntercourseWithYou a song all about how the weather getting warmer in springtime means you can have sex outside]].
-->'Cause it's the first of May, first of May\\
Outdoor fuckin' starts today\\
So bring your favourite lady\\
Or at least your favourite lay\\
The water's not cold, baby, dip in your big toe\\
Maybe I'll see you ''in flagrante delicto''\\
Grass below you, sky above\\
Celebrate spring with a crazy little thing called...\\
Fuckin' outside
* Music/PaulAndStorm, who often tour with Music/JonathanCoulton, have one of their own in "Cruel, Cruel Moon." You keep waiting for them to sing "...and then rip me apart." but they never do.
* Music/JudyPancoast wrote a children's song "Seven Words that Make Kids Laugh", that was based on this.
-->There's seven words that make kids laugh, I'm not allowed to say them.
-->And if I put them in my songs, the radio won't play them.
-->I think that you can figure out what some of them might be.
-->I'll have to tell you later 'cause now I have to--
-->Oh, seven words, seven words, get the party started.
-->Seven words. Hey, did you smell that. I think somebody--
* Subverted rhymes aren't always obscured obscenities. From Brian May's song ''"'39"'':
-->And the night followed day \\
And the storytellers say \\
That the score brave souls inside \\
For many a lonely day \\
Sailed across the milky seas
** Replace "seas" with the intended rhyme "way," and remember that Brian May's a Ph.D in astrophysics...and the song begins to make more sense.
** On the other hand, in ''Good Company''...
--->Soon I grew, and happy, too \\
My very good friend and me \\
We'd play all day with Sally J. \\
The girl from number '''four'''
* Popular cheer for cheerleaders:
-->Ra! Ra! Rhee! Kick 'em in the knee! \\
Ra! Ra! Rhass! Kick 'em in the other knee!
** Ah, but don't forget the inverted version:
---> Ra! Ra! Rhass! Kick 'em in the ass! \\
Ra! Ra! Rhee! Kick 'em in the other ass!
** A RefugeInAudacity extension to the above:
---> Ra! Ra! Resticles! Kick 'em in the first knee again!
** Another cheer like this:
---> Rick em! Rack em! Rock em! Ruck em! Go out there and really fight em!
** One more cheer:
---> We eat Wheaties! We are fit! The other team doesn't! They eat shhh...redded wheat!
** And another!
--->Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana Split! We think your team plays like, SHIFT to the left, shift to the right...
** Depending on your team's colours:
--->We're red! We're white! We're good! You're...not.
*** Non-British tropers: The word that would rhyme with white in the above, "shite", is [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch offensive in British English]].
** There are a lot of these:
---> Two, four, six, eight, our team is really great! Three, five, seven, nine, you lead petty little lives and you live in a cultural wasteland.
** And another...
---> We will, we will, rock you down, shake you up, like a volcano, we'll erupt
---> Strap on the seatbelt, step on the gas, we're gonna kick you in the--EVERYBODY! (repeats)
* Variation: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmHC75FDqQ this]] performance of Music/RoyZimmerman's song "Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual", there is the following couplet:
-->'''Zimmerman:''' ''Now Ted's a little haggard, but he's thankful for the schism,''\\
[audience laughter]\\
'''Zimmerman:''' [speaking] "You're right, but wait for it."\\
[sings] ''And you might find it hard to swallow...the syllogism...''
** Also, in "Saddam Shame":
--->''Now we've learned our lesson: it's hard to conduct''\\
''A war when the prewar intelligence sucked.''\\
''Now some say the country is totally f...ar from anything a well-meaning superpower could ever hope to reconstruct.''
** And ''again'' in "Summer of Loving":
--->''Find a white dress or a tux;''\\
''It ain't nobody's business who a person marries.''
** And a cleaner, more subtle version in "Defenders of Marriage":
--->''One summer evening when my woman was doing laundry''\\
''I shared a six-pack with an old John Bircher''\\
''And oh so wisely he imparted an ancient quandary''\\
''To ponder: He''\\
''Said, "It's nature versus...legislature."''
** Zimmerman really likes to do these. In "Romney Mitt, the Demon Barber of Wall Street":
--->''Romney will slash, Romney will sever''\\
''Will Romney ever apologise - not really,''
* From Music/AcidBath's "Paegan Love Song":
-->You scream,\\
I scream,\\
Everybody scream\\
For morphine
* From the Bob and Tom Song "Snailman"
-->Sometimes he drives a big car,\\
Sometimes he drives a truck,\\
He knows you're in a hurry,\\
He doesn't give a darn
* Music/MitchBenn loves this trope:
** In "Apathy Song":
--->I really couldn't be bothered:\\
My mind was totally blank.\\
So I made myself a cup of tea,\\
Read the paper, had a w-alk in the park.
** In "Boy Band":
--->And we've already had a hit,\\
And you're listening to it,\\
And I'm sure you think it sh-ould be number one already!
** Another one from a song he performed on ''Radio/TheNowShow'':
--->You gave us digital and satellite,\\
You never said they would be sh-ockingly bad!
** And from "Tabloid Journalists":
--->They'd exploit any tragedy that makes them a buck,\\
And if it makes things worse they don't give a f...\\
..Or your own protection you'd better beware,\\
There are tabloid journalists everywhere.
** And again in a song about the return of amusingly deformed vegetables, and what this might mean for Esther Rantzen (who spent the 70s and 80s anchoring a show that featured them heavily):
--->She knows very well she had the easiest job,\\
Just holding up a parsnip that looked just like a kno .. ughty thing!
** And ''again'' in "David Cameron Said Tw..", at the end of ''every verse'' (except the last one which just [[CensoredForComedy bleeps it out]]).
** And yet ''again'' in "We Love Our NHS":
--->We heard your stories, we're here to bring the missing bit,\\
And if you're losing your own argument, could just be you're full of shanana da da da da naa
** And once more with feeling:
--->Are you having a happy Christmas?\\
Just exactly how happy is it?\\
On a scale of one to ten\\
where one is great and ten is sh-ockingly bad
** And his anti-English Defence League song "There Are Things Worth Rioting About":
--->Now they want to ration visits to your own GP,
--->It's the latest brainwave from Jeremy Hunt,
--->You might want to look at your priorities,
--->Or are you just a band of stupid racists cos there are things worth rioting about right now...
** "Budget Air" is interesting because the subverted rhyme isn't obvious. In the version on the album ''Broken Strings'', the phrase "budget air" is used to refer to the airline, but if you think about it, the internal rhymes in the line "Ain't no use in cryin' when you're flyin' budget air" would be even better if the line was "Ain't no use in cryin' when you're flyin' Ryanair". Which is what it was when the song was originally performed on Creator/TheBBC consumer programme ''Series/{{Watchdog}}''.
** And, of course, "Call Me During ''Series/DoctorWho'' And I'll Kill You":
--->Call me during ''Doctor Who'' and I'll kill you
--->Sixteen years I've been waiting for this
--->Call me during ''Doctor Who'' and I'll kill you
--->Don't even think about ringing just to take the--call me during ''Doctor Who'' and I'll kill you!
** His anti-AprilFoolsDay song "The Most Annoying Day of the Year":
---> Vicious wind-ups and cruel elaborate stunts,
---> The kind of thing that just appeals to truly humourless cretins.
* Comedy artist [[http://www.flamingmayo.com/wormquartet/wqband.htm Worm Quartet]] performed "Spatula", with multiple instances of the approaching mention of male genitalia being the cue for the chorus of "Spatula, spatula, spatula..."
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "Kiss Me, Son Of God:"
-->Now you're the only one here\\
Who can tell me if it's true,\\
That you love me,\\
And I love me.
** This is debatable, but I think they set up "exploited working class" to rhyme with "kiss my ass", but instead used "kiss me, son of god." If you know the song title, you can see this one coming.
** Also in "Number 3", then averted on the third line.
-->A rich man once told me "Hey, life's a funny thing."\\
A poor man once told me that he can't afford to speak.\\
Now I'm in the middle, like a bird without a beak...
* Fred Wedlock's 'Handier Household Help' [to name but one of his comic songs to do this]
-->And you can bung it down the toilet. You can spread it down your halls.\\
You can buy it in pint canisters for putting on your...banisters.\\
It removes the stains from carpet, the blemishes from glass,\\
Keeps your radio free from static. It will fumigate your...attic. (And so on...)
* In Draco and the Malfoys' "Potions Yesterday":\\
We were teamed up in duelling class/But no one else believed that I could knock you on your bum
** Sometimes inverted in concert.
* From Deirdre Flint's ''Cheerleader'':
-->A cheerleader might not have her GED but she's ''pursuing'' one.
-->A cheerleader might not be a CEO but she'll be...''dating'' one.
* The Arrogant Worms are often miscredited with ''The Assumption Song'' (see above). Although they never recorded that song, they have pulled this trope with ''I Pulled My Groin'':
-->I pulled my groin, I pulled my groin
-->It hurts me when I skate, but not when I master...hills
* The pirate-themed band The Jolly Rogers have recorded a song called [[http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/a_clean_song.html "The Clean Song"]] (possibly {{N|otSafeForWork}}SFW) whose lyrics consist ''entirely'' of this trope, except for the very end.
** In the same vein is a supposed "Old English Folk Song", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_mCU8uRiA sung here]] by Bob Saget.
* Music/BatForLashes' version of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire":
-->Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and blunt
-->And cut a six-inch valley through the middle of my...soul
* Used twice in the Music/BowlingForSoup song "99 Biker Friends" which is insulting an un-named abusive boyfriend that titular biker friends and the band wish to beat up. The first time it was played straight:
--> Such a big man\\
Such a little chick\\
I think it all\\
Goes back to your tiny...pick up truck
** The second time was very much subverted:
-->Tell her that you're sorry \\
Blame it on the beer\\
Your dad was mean to you\\
Your friends think you're...an asshole.\\
And I do too\\
Over compensating\\
For your small shoe
* The profanity-ducking version is {{subverted|Trope}} by The Pogues in "The Old Main Drag":
--> ''One evening as I was lying down by Leicester Square'' \\
''I was picked up by the coppers and kicked in the balls''
* The ending of Peter Gabriel's "Big Time":
-->Big time, my belly's getting bigger
-->Big time, and my bank account
-->Big time, look at my circumstance
-->Big time, and the bulge in my big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big.
* Genesis pulled this to neat effect in "Land of Confusion". The rhyme of the first couplet in the refrain suggests exactly the opposite of the word used in the second:
-->This is the world we live in
-->And these are the hands we're given
-->Use them and let's start trying
-->To make it a place worth living in
** They almost totally avert the trope at the end, though:
--->Stand up and let's start showing
--->Just where our lives are going to
* Another obscenity free example comes from "I Wish I was a Hudson" by...ummmm...the Hudsons.
-->...Where I'd quickly learn the system,
-->Start giving good advice
-->I'd drink a barrel of whiskey
-->And I'd eat my beans and...maybe some cornbread. Maybe some cornbread!
* From the Dead Milkmen
-->My Baby drives...a truck
-->My Baby sure is...good luck
-->My Baby has a...pet duck
-->My Baby is a heck of a f...friend
* In the song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MboeozTBgD8 "Rehab Center for Fictional Characters"]]''
-->'''Tony the Tiger:'''Every day I wake up
-->And I get to work late
-->My boss says "Hey whats up"
-->And I say that I'm Grrrrrrrrrrrrrowing tired of this shit
** By the same artist, ''My Whole Family''
--->My whole family thinks I'm gay
--->I guess it's always been that way
--->Maybe it's 'cause of the way I walk
--->That makes them think that I like...boys
*** Also by Bo Burnham, ''Sunday School''
---->Did you know that Satan wears a cape
---->Made out of a rainbow flag?
---->And did you know that Jesus hates abortions
---->Unless the kid was a f- Jew?
*** Untitled
---->We'll love him and raise him, till he finally leaves us
---->What should we name him? How about '''Adolf'''.
---->Little ''Adooooooooolf!''
* For reference, here is (one version) of 'Miss Susie', which originated as a jump-rope rhyme:
-->Miss Susie had a steamboat\\
The steamboat had a bell\\
Miss Susie went to Heaven\\
The steamboat went to\\
Hello operator\\
Please give me number nine\\
And if you disconnect me,\\
I'll paddle your\\
Behind the refrigerator\\
There was a piece of glass\\
Miss Susie sat upon it and broke her little\\
Ask me no more questions\\
Tell me no more lies\\
The boys are in the girls' room\\
Pulling down their\\
flies are in the city\\
bees are in the park\\
Miss Susie and her boyfriend\\
Are kissing in the\\
[fast] DARK, DARK, DARK\\
Dark is like a movie\\
A movie's like a show\\
A show is like a TV screen\\
And that is all I know\\
I know I know my mother\\
I know I know my pa\\
I know I know my sister\\
With the alligator bra!
* A somewhat similar nursery rhyme-type song:
-->Three little angels, all dressed in white\\
Trying to get to heaven on the end of a kite\\
The kite string broke and down they all fell\\
Instead of going to heaven, they all went to\\
Two little angels...(This continues on until the end of 'one little angel'.)\\
Don't get excited\\
Don't lose your head\\
Instead of going to heaven\\
They all went to bed.
* [[http://www.playgroundlaw.com/cgi-bin/browse.pl?sid=3537 Another kids' song]], to the tune of "If You're Happy And You Know It":
-->His name was Nobby Hall, Nobby Hall
-->His name was Nobby Hall, Nobby Hall
-->His name was Nobby Hall, and he only had one...finger
-->His name was Nobby Hall, Nobby Hall
** Later verses include:
-->He went to rob a bank, and he stopped to have a...sandwich
-->The copper he came quick, and they caught him by his...elbow
-->The judge's name was Annie, and she had a hairy...head
* A no-obscenity version for subtle emphasis in "Mad World" by Music/TearsForFears:
-->All around me are familiar faces
-->Worn out places, worn out faces
-->Bright and early for their daily races
-->Going nowhere, going nowhere
* The Magnetic Fields' "Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long" does this twice:
-->You scare me out of my wits
-->When you do that Shih Tzu
** and later...
--->You've just run out of luck\\
I don't care what you foxhounds do...
* Also by the Magnetic Fields, "[[TriangRelations I'd Go Anywhere With Hugh]]":
-->I love Hugh
-->and Hugh loves you
-->you love me
-->and he does... not
* Digital Underground's "Doowutchyalike"
-->Homegirls, for once, forget you got class,
-->See a guy you like: just grab 'im in the biscuits!
** From the same song:
--->If you're hungry, then get yourself something to eat
--->And if you're dirty, then go take a bath.
--->Messed up the line? Nope - sometimes I don't rhyme.
* "The Freckle Song" contains several instances, including
-->She's like my Nellie
-->From her head down to her...elbow.
** And then there's:
--->She was born in Hackensack
--->she made a fortune on her...career!
** And, of course, there's:
--->She drinks until she gets plastered
--->She gets drunker than...my brother!
* Julie Brown's comedy song "I Like Them Big and Stupid":
-->I met a guy, who drives a truck
-->He can't tell time but he sure can drive
* Bowser and Blue's "Polkadot Undies" is entirely built on this trope, and it even lampshades it in the last verse.
-->The moral of this story, like a jewel it is gleamin'.
-->But you'll never find it in a glass of warm...
-->Milk or tea, 'cause it will not fit,
-->And you probably already think I am full of...
-->Vague innuendos and double-meanin' rhymes.
-->But I'll tell you that obscenity is all in your...
-->Polka-dot undies!
* Music/AlanisMorissette, in a show of support, altered the lyrics of her song "Ironic" to:
-->It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife,
-->It's like meeting the man of my dreams...and meeting his beautiful new husband.
* Lampshaded in Music/PinkFloyd's "Cymbaline":
-->The path you tread is narrow and the trumpets sheer and very high
-->the ravens all are watching from a vantage point nearby
-->apprehension creeping like a tube train up your spine
-->will the tight rope reach the end, will the final couplet rhyme?
** The final couplet of the song, of course, is the only one which doesn't rhyme.
* Subverted by comedian Creator/BrianPosehn's "Metal By Numbers" which sets up an obscene rhyme, only to replace it with another word, that means the same thing.
-->It's metal by numbers!
-->it's not arithmetic!
-->John Mayer or Music/KellyClarkson,
-->they both can suck my...penis
* Done in one of Website/JibJab's 'Year in Review' songs, where the lyrics cut to the same word, only in a different context.
--> Global market meltdowns,\\
A bailout by the Fed\\
Fanny, Freddy, AIG and Lheman crapped the\\
'''Bed'''lam in Afghanistan\\
The Big Three self-destruct\\
Jessie Jackson threatened to cut off Obama's\\
'''Nut'''jobs made a bigfoot\\
And Spitzer's friend turned tricks\\
Duchovny went to rehab 'coz he couldn't control his\\
'''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Dick]]''' needed a kickstart, the US needed gas\\
Literature/{{Harry|Potter}} showed the world his wand and [[Series/HannahMontana Miley]] showed her\\
'''As'''k me any question, I'll give it to you straight\\
For your sake kid I sure do hope '09 ain't like '08
* "Flavor of the Month" by Black Sheep:
-->Just a brown fellow
-->Who's not afraid of Jello
-->To the people of the world
-->I would like to say G'day
* Music/TallyHall presents a pseudo-example of this for a blink-and-you'll-miss-it gag in the song "Haiku":
-->I've never thought much of formulaic verse anyway\\
And rhymes are not my forte. [''correctly'' pronounced as "fort"]
* From "Backdoor Lover", the song-within-[[FakeBand a-band-within-a-movie]] from ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' (wherein the title is a metaphor for both secret affairs and, ah, "unorthodox" sexual relations):
-->Some people use the front door\\
But that's never been my way\\
Just 'cause I slip in back doors,\\
Well, that doesn't make me...hey!
* Multiply double-subverted in Anthrax's song "I'm the Man":
-->"Drink the drinks, the drinks they drank
-->I put my money in the bank
-->They cut their crack, they offer joints
-->We don't do drugs, do you get our..."
-->"Point! Point! Watch the beat!"
* A lovely little song entitled ''Sweet Violets'' does this trope for the entirety of the song. A snippet:
-->There once was a farmer who took a young miss
-->behind the barnyard and gave her a [[spoiler:lecture]]
-->on gooses and chickens and eggs
-->and told her she had the most beautiful [[spoiler:manners]]
-->that suited a girl of her charm
-->a girl that he'd like to take up in his [[spoiler:washing and ironing]]
-->and then if she did
-->then they could get married and raise lots of [[spoiler:sweet violets!]]
** The aforementioned "Assumption Song" uses the same tune but this one's much cleaner!
* The Creator/RickMoranis song "9 More Gallons" pulls this in the first two verses (the third verse has a similar subverted intent, but manages to rhyme anyway):
-->I work all day
-->To pay the rent
-->Before the money's earned
-->It's all been allocated
** And in the second:
--->Work all night
--->I'm always tired.
--->Hope my boss
--->Doesn't get me laid off.
* Brook Benton's "Boll Weevil Song":
-->The boll weevil said to the farmer\\
"Farmer, I'd like to wish you well"\\
Farmer said to the boll weevil\\
"Yeah, and I wish that you went...lookin' for a home..."
* Fairly common in the song ''Oh, You'll Never Go To Heaven'':
-->Oh you'll never go to heaven on a blade of grass,\\
'Cos a blade of grass will cut your leg.
-->Oh you'll never go to heaven in a portaloo,\\
'Cos a portaloo is full of water.
* Music/AmateurTransplants' "[[TheSomethingSong Beautiful Song]]", to the tune of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful", tells the story of a young boy and his middle-aged best friend:
-->Your name is Clive, and you're forty-five
-->But you don't let that come between us
-->And you make me hold your hand.
* The Pixies' "Vamos":
-->They'll come and play
-->Their friends will say
-->Your daddy's rich
-->Your mama's a pretty thing
* The Violent Femmes' "Gimme The Car", where the profane rhymes are suddenly interrupted by guitar slides:
-->Come on dad, I ain't no runt
-->Come on girl, gimme your- * sproing*
* Every verse of "The Air Is Getting Slippery" by Primus ends on one of these:
-->Now if you want an encore
-->You might hear "Is It Luck?"
-->But me, I'd rather play [[Music/TheResidents Residents]]
-->'Cause I don't give a-
-->Forgive me if I hesitate
** Also from Primus; Mr Knowitall
-->They call me Mr. Knowitall
-->I am so eloquent.
-->Perfection is my middle name
-->And whatever rhymes with eloquent.
* "Please Play This Song On The Radio" by [=NoFX=] (Written as 'rhyme' but pronounced another way):
-->Almost every line in sung in time
-->Almost every verse ends in a rim
* "Stutter Rap" by Morris Minor and the Majors uses this well in two separate ways:
-->And it breaks my heart that we're not on the chart
-->'cause the record's nearly over when the vocals start
-->And I'm down and out, and I'm down on my luck
-->And I'm livin' on my own and I'm dying for a f-''riend'' to say "You're great!"
-->But I'm under the hammer
-->'cause all I seem to do is s-s-s-st--
** Another example from "Stutter Rap", in this case people expecting to hear 'nineteen'...
--->Well no-one's ever seen what I mean\\
From the age of n-n-n-n-n-n-thirteen
** ...and yet again from "Stutter Rap", misdirected 'No Sleep 'til Brooklyn' lyrics:
*** The B-side of this record, ''Another Boring B-Side'', contained this double example, where the first averted rhyme becomes the set-up for the second:
-->If the A-side makes a hit
-->We don't care if this is missed
-->'Cause the sooner we get finished
-->The sooner we get home
** The follow-up, the Music/StockAitkenWaterman parody "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XKDTOiNqdE This is the Chorus]]" opens
-->This is a disco hit,\\
And writing four every week is our own claim to fame,\\
Though they may be sh....ure to get you dancing,\\
No-one seems to mind that they all sound the same.
* Tim Wilson did a comedy sketch called "Love Songs for Losers" in which he offered fake clips from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin love songs for people with very un-sexy names]]. One of them had the lyric:
-->Chuck, Chuck, Chuck, Chuck
-->I think she finally wants to fffffffffforget about yesterday.
* In the song "Into Your Arms" by The Maine, the first few lines go as follows:
-->There was a new girl in town
-->She had it all figured out.
-->And I'll state something rash,
-->She had the most amazing...smile.
-->I bet you didn't expect that,
-->But she made me change my ways...
* The Transplants actually subvert this trope with "Gangsters and Thugs":
-->The world is mine, no limit I can do it
-->Every drama in life I've been through it
-->Even if I had it good and I blew it
-->Regret nothing I move on and say [[PrecisionFStrike fuck it]]
* From ''L'America'', by Music/TheDoors;
-->''C'mon, people, don't you look so down
-->You know the rainman's comin' to town
-->He'll change your weather, change your luck
-->And then he'll teach you how to...find yourself!''
* Many CountryMusic songs subvert a rhyme to "ass": "Honky Tonk Attitude" by Music/JoeDiffie, "You Ain't Much Fun" by Music/TobyKeith, "Men" by The Forester Sisters, etc. Diffie uses a "well", and the other two use a "yeah". Also in Music/JoDeeMessina's "I'm Alright", she just doesn't say the word at all: "Been on top of the world and off on our…" When Phil Vassar (who wrote the song) did his own rendition for a GreatestHitsAlbum, he sang "asses."
** Chad Brock's "Lightning Does the Work" takes it a step further:
-->I've seen lightning blow a cypress tree in half
-->The thunder's busy talkin', and lightning's kickin'...(thunderclap)
* Another CountryMusic example from Blaine Larsen's "Chillin'":
-->I'm talkin' jet skis and inner tubes
-->Pretty girls with big ol'...blue eyes
* And yet another, from "The Truth About Men" by Tracy Byrd:
-->If you wanna know what we're all thinkin'
-->It's nothin' too complex
-->Just somethin' cold for drinkin'
-->And a whole lotta S-E-yeah, that's the truth about men...
* Little Texas gets the most brazen award for country songs that subvert a rhyme to "ass" here...not completing the rhyme, in the chorus, and then using said non-completion ''as the title of their song'', in "Kick a Little". (Though you might not know it because [[PainfulRhyme they set it up to rhyme with "last"]].)
* Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician, once used this in his song "Cálice". This song was a heavy protest against the military dictatorship that occupied Brazil back then. The subverted rhyme was a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, making it a rare non-comedic example. Being such a serious and powerful song, most people appreciate the subtlety. AND it actually rhymes better this way. Yes, Chico is a genius!! It's also unusual in that the substituted part is before the part it is supposed to rhyme (he substituted the word ''puta'', that means ''bitch'' or ''whore'', for the word ''outra'', ''other'').
-->De que me vale ser filho da santa
-->Melhor seria ser filho da outra
-->Outra realidade menos morta
-->Tanta mentira, tanta força bruta
** I kinda did a translation for English-speaking people, sorry if it's bad, ''Cálice'' is very hard to translate.
-->What's the worth of being son of the saint
-->Would be better being son of the other
-->Another reality, less dead
-->So many lies, so much brute force
* Also from Brazil, but comedic: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL31Skwq3vk Julieta]]" is a raunchy [[http://www.muitamusica.com.br/2476-sandro-becker/105666-julieta-ta/letra/ succession of those]]. For one easy to translate:
-->I know a girl called Dorothea,\\
She is very sick, she's got...a cold
* Mr. Brown by Glow:
-->Yes, Mr. Brown just doesn't look as if he's rich\\
Cause all the money he earns goes directly in the bank
* Music/TheLonelyIsland inverts using this trope for censorship in "We Like Sportz."
-->Single, double, triple, home run
-->For the celebration I'll shoot my gun
-->I like my friend, he's a real guy's guy
-->He's not a loudmouth like that cunthole, Steve!
** Which is in fact a reference to another example in an older song, "Just 2 Guyz": ''I like playing games in the pool/Who invited Steve? That dude's a cunt!"
** Similarly in "Natalie's Rap" ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin featuring]] Creator/NataliePortman):
-->When I was in Harvard I smoked weed every day
-->I cheated every test and snorted all the yay
-->I gotta def posse, you gotta bunch of dudes
-->I'll sit right down on your face and take a shit!
* "A Boy Named Sue" by Music/JohnnyCash.
-->I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
-->And I called him my pa, and he called me his son
-->And I came away with a different point of view
-->And I think about him, now and then
-->Every time I try and every time I win
-->And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him...Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!
* Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's [[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks "What Is A Booty?"]] includes:
-->On behalf of my behind
-->I feel it is my duty to my booty
-->To be head of the class
-->When it comes to...butts
* Some of the alternate verses to "Old Time Religion" play with this, but specifically lampshaded in:
-->I will worship the great god Loki,
-->he's the Norse god of chaos
-->that's why this verse doesn't have any meter or rhyme scheme or anything like that
-->and that's good enough for me.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRaOkLj7-gI "If You Can't Smoke It, Kick It to Death"]]:
--> They may tell you it's only their job,\\
But they love it every bit,\\
So when they say it's not their way they're talking a lot of hypocrisy\\
They hate you!
* Most iterations of the chorus to A Tribe Called Quest's "Ham N' Eggs" ''do'' use the expected rhyme ("Not at all"), but towards the end of the song it's momentarily switched to:
-->I don't eat no ham n' eggs
-->Cuz they're high in cholesterol
-->Afrika do you eat 'em? No.
-->Pos, do you eat 'em?
-->Hell yeah, all the time!
** Also "Can I kick it", 'hair' is forced to rhyme with everything else, but not 'wear' or 'air'
-->Make a note on the rhythm we gave ya
-->Feel free, drop your pants, check your ha-ir
-->Do you like the garments that we wear?
-->I instruct you to be the obeyer
-->A rhythm recipe that you`ll savor
-->Doesn`t matter if you`re minor or major
-->Yes, the tribe of the game, rhythm player
-->As you inhale like a breath of fresh air
* Music/DreamTheater's "As I Am". Might not be intentional, but it works anyway. The phrase seems like it should be "You cannot touch the way I roll"
-->You're thinking too much
-->Where is your soul?
-->You cannot touch the way I
-->Or tell me what to say
* Toy Matinee's "Turn it on Salvador" contains this. Quoted directly from the lyrics insert:
-->Even tied, eggs you fried, out of luck
-->What the [some 15th century German word]
--> [some 15th century German word]
** This may render the lyrics impossible for anyone to sing ever again, since the singer/main songwriter died, others might not remember the word, and it is incomprehensibly slurred and trailing-off; it sounds a tiny bit similar to "squawk."
* "Chippy Tea" by The Lancashire Hotpots:
-->Her inspiration's ''Ready Steady Cook''\\
Am I eating it? Am I...It's Friday night, I want a chippy tea!
** "I Met a Girl on Website/MySpace" is even better:
--->It were from a lass in [[OopNorth Lancashire]], her page had loads of hits\\
I saw the pictures in her profile, she had absolutely massive too-ra-loo-ra-aye!\\
She said she had no transport, so a lift she'd cadge\\
And if I played my cards right, I'd get to feel her too-ra-loo-ra-aye!
* In Music/EricBogle's "Introduction Song", in which the members of the band introduce themselves, the bass player gets this:
-->I play electric bass,\\
With an educated thumb,\\
If you think my face is hairy,\\
(instrumental line)
* Music/OfMontreal's "My Favorite Boxer":
-->Hector Ormano is my favorite boxer. \\
He goes smasho and everyone cheers. \\
He turns big men into whimpering cowards. \\
He's so strong and...how I adore him.
* Then there is the Music/EmilieAutumn version of the popular "Miss Lucy" song- here's just a part of it. (The rest can be found [[http://www.lyricstime.com/emilie-autumn-miss-lucy-had-some-leeches-lyrics.html here]].
--> Miss Lucy had some leeches\\
Her leeches liked to suck\\
And when they drank up all her blood\\
She didn't give a\\
* Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden with "Big Fat John" (Prescott, that is):
-->He came from Hull, he was true grit.\\
He was full of hope and he was full of integrity.
* Played straight in Bob Rivers' ''A Visit From Saint Nicholson'':
-->And a stiff drink for Mommy in a nice tall glass
-->She could really use something to kill that bug up her chimney
* The bridge of Rin Barton's ''Favorite Tiny Cat'' has this:
-->Everything that happens, I know it's just bad luck
-->Even when I get home to find you've managed to shit on the ''wall'', how did you even ''do'' that, what the fff-
-->-favorite tiny cat, you're my favorite tiny cat...
* Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans":
-->Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise\\
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye\\
We held our fire 'til we seed their faces well\\
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really gave 'em -- well...
** Spoofed with "The Battle of Kookamunga" by Homer and Jethro. The missing word is not a profanity, though it ''would'' make the song racier.
--->We kept real still and we had our eyes a-glued\\
We saw how they were dressed, they were swimming in the- well now...
* Music/FrankZappa's "Father O'Blivion" has a rather prolonged one:
-->He was looking rather bleary
-->He forgot to watch the clock
-->'Cause the night before behind the door
-->A leprechaun had stroked, yes...
-->The night before behind the door
-->A leprechaun had stroked (he stroked it!)
-->The night before behind the door
-->A leprechaun had stroked his...
-->Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh - stroked his smock!
* Harry Chapin's "W.O.L.D." serves up a mild variation of this, only with the "offending" word replaced with the thump of a drum rather than a different word:
-->There's a tire around my gut
-->From sittin' on my (* thump* )
* And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u0Y5Nm8In8 Wodega]], which is an entire song built on this.
* The last verse of "The Games People Play":
-->Look around tell me what you see\\
What's happening to you and me?\\
God grant me the serenity,\\
To remember who I am.\\
Cause you're giving up your sanity,\\
For your pride and your vanity,\\
Turn your back on humanity,\\
And you don't give a da da-da da-da...
* Lady Gaga's song [=LoveGame=]:
-->I can see you staring there from across the block\\
With a smile on your mouth and your hand on your HUH!
** Also the chorus:
--> Let's have some fun, This beat is sick\\
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
* The song "Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale" by Love uses an interesting variation of this. The last line of every stanza always trails off before a rhyme, but the word you'd expect to go there is then used as the first word of the next stanza. Thus:
-->What is happening, and how have you been?\\
Gotta go, but I'll see you again\\
And oh, the music is so loud\\
And then, I fade into the...\\
Crowds of people standing everywhere\\
'Cross the street I'm at the slop affair
* [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1202 "Don't Forget To Remember"]] by TV's Kyle includes one:
-->Perhaps I'll look beneath the couch
-->Perhaps I'll look behind the corn
-->Or in my closet in the back
-->Behind the questionable periodicals
** His song [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1119 "Peppermint Coffee"]] has:
-->For all the hipster boys and girls
-->All across the hipster universe [[LampshadeHanging (I didn't say world)]]
* "Check Yes Juliet", by We The Kings, starts thus:
-->Check yes Juliet, are you with me\\
Rain keeps falling down on the sidewalk
* Another subverted rhyme to add emphasis to the lyrics is in Yoko Ono's "I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window"
-->I never had a chance to choose my own parents\\
I never know why I should be stuck with mine\\
Mommy's always trying not to eat\\
And daddy's always smelling like he's pickled in booze
* Done acappella with mermaids [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN7rrnomKNU& here]]. In the final verse, the subverted-rhyme scheme is itself subverted:
-->'''A:''' And when they were done with old Triton’s fair daughter\\
'''B:''' They dropped her exhausted back into the water\\
'''A:''' For each man on board had had a long stay with her\\
'''B:''' In which time the sailors...\\
''(B puts hand over A's mouth to forestall interruption)''\\
'''B:''' ...had all had their way with her\\
'''A:''' Only because [[EthicalSlut she said it was okay with her]].
* Oded Gross's "Song That Doesn't Rhyme" is built on this trope:
-->This is a song I wrote, it's a song that doesn't rhyme.\\
'Cause I was in a hurry, and I didn't have the...patience.
* The Zambonis do it in their hockey rock song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsXEGC0ZOxU# Play to Win]].
-->Well you and me\\
We make a pretty good team\\
So let's go melt some ice\\
If you know what I mean\\
You grab my stick\\
I'll grab your puck\\
Feels so good\\
Baby, let's play to win
* It may actually be unintentional, but the {{single stanza|Song}} of Music/TheRamones' "It's A Long Way Back":
-->You, by the phone\\
You, all alone\\
It's a long way back to Germany\\
It's a long way back to Germany
** The expected rhyme being "home".
* There's this bit from Ludo's Rotten Town:
-->Heigh, heigh, yo-ho\\
O're the Atlantic we go\\
Drinkin' 'till we all get sick,\\
And comin' up with limericks\\
But we never quite remember how they end
* The rap group Music/InsaneClownPosse never blush at spewing filthy language, so they usually ''don't'' employ this trope. But, ironically, they do use it in an unexpected way in the opening verse of "The Headless Boogie":
-->It's Friday night\\
Dark, scary\\
Lonely walkin' through the park\\
And it's foggy\\
Cold and smoggy\\
I hear a dog\\
A how-a-lin' doggy\\
I'm scared\\
Shoulda brought my shotgun\\
Woulda, shoulda\\
But I ain't got one\\
So I watch my back\\
Hey, what's that?\\
The caretaker\\
A dirty old hunchback\\
I'd better run!\\
He's comin' for my ass with a shovel (instead of "pick")!
* From Angelspit's "Kill Kitty"
-->I am the fire
-->You use me to light the gas.
-->You are the paper
-->I use you to wipe my.
* Double subverted by "Down in a Ditch" by Music/JoeDiffie:
-->I'm runnin' this shovel way down in a ditch
-->When you're down in a ditch, it's a son of a gun
-->Every fool knows you'll never get rich
-->When you're down in a ditch in the Tennessee sun.
* Music/JoDeeMessina's "I'm Done" subverts the rhyme because, if the word were there, it'd throw the meter off:
-->Oh, you had to scratch that itch
-->You deserve what you get, yeah, you and that…
-->Walkin' around, talk of the town...
* "One More Drinkin' Song" by Jerrod Niemann:
-->And here's to bartenders tryin' to get paid
-->While the rest of us are tryin' to get... (''guitar note'')
-->Hey hey hey, what's so wrong
-->With one more drinkin' song...
* A rather odd case in ''The Cave'', by Mumford and Sons.
-->But I will hold on hope
-->And I won't let you choke
-->On the noose around your neck
* Capitol Steps, "SoundOff":
-->'''Sergeant''': Tell that mean Iraqi nut--\\
'''Chorus''': Tell that mean Iraqi nut!\\
'''Sergeant''': We will never kiss his--\\
'''Man''' ''(breaking rhythm)'': Whoa, Sarge! Never say never.
* Inverted in Music/WarrenZevon's "Genius".
-->There's a face in every window of the Songwriters' Neighborhood
-->Everybody's your best friend when you're doing well...I mean good
** Zevon's "Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me" plays this trope straight.
--->I met a girl in the Rainbow Bar
--->She asked me if I'd beat her
--->Then she took me back to the Hiatt House
--->[[CountryMatters ...I don't wanna talk about it.]]
* "I Want Your Socks", a parody of George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" by Mark Jonathan Davis (before he became Music/RichardCheese), has:
-->Socks are thin and socks are thick\\
You can even wear one on your...hand.
* Sykotik Sinfoney's "Manic Depresso", best known for its use in b-movie ''Bad Channels'':
-->Grandma knits me a great big sweater
-->My little life can't get no better
-->Life's so happy and full of joy
-->I'm lying, it really sucks!
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Dude Looks Like A Lady" has a variation, setting up one obvious rhyme (given the subject matter) but then rhyming with a different word instead.
-->Love put me wise
-->To her love in disguise
-->She had the body of a Venus
-->Lord, imagine my surprise!
* Carcass' "Don't Believe a Word" has these verses:
-->Fact and fantasy united as one\\
Real power stems form the barrel of a pen
* An example from Art Brut's "Ice Hockey" where Eddie Argos sings;
--> My time on earth was a lot of fun
--> But the adventure has only just started
* Music/DeadKennedys' cover of "I Fought the Law" does this at the outset, mostly to starkly contrast their modified version of the lyrics from the original's:
-->Drinkin' beer in the hot sun
-->I fought the law and I won
-->I needed sex and I got mine
-->I fought the law and I won
* The W.A.S.P. song "Blind In Texas" has this verse:
-->Raisin' hell in Austin, just after sundown
-->when the hoosegow police decided to come 'round.
-->They said, "What's the matter with you?
-->Whatcha tryin' to do?"
-->I looked at the man, and I said...
-->''(Blackie's obvious response isn't censored, but simply omitted as the song moves along to the chorus.)''
* From Bela Fleck's "The Message":
-->Taxes for the poor, none for the rich
-->People starving in America, now ain't that a bummer
* "Fish" by Craig Campbell:
-->I had everything we needed in the back of my truck
-->Turns out my baby loves to...
-->Fish, she wants to do it all the time
-->Early in the morning, in the middle of the night
-->She's hooked and now she can't get enough
-->Man, that girl sure loves to fish
* "Beat Up Guitar" by the Hooters [The Frankford El is an elevated train line in Philadelphia. The couplet is older than the song, being used in jumprope rhymes years before the song was released.]:
-->Oh you can't get to Heaven on the Frankford El
-->Cause the Frankford El goes straight to Frankford
* Inverted in "Whiskey's Gone" by the Music/ZacBrownBand:
-->Well I stumble my way into my local bar
-->Where I saw the devil in my glass
-->The bartender told me it was time to go
-->I told him that he could lick my sack
* In the Music/LeetStreetBoys song, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "Lady And The Trap"]]
--> A J-pop song comes on we start to rock (wo-oh)
--> She reached up my leg to grab my...hand (wo-oh)
* Music/{{Eminem}} skirts this in "Criminal":
--> I drink more liquor to fuck you up quicker\\
Than you wanna fuck me up for saying the word...(''left unsaid since he's white'')
* Combined with RhymingWithItself in Cracker's "Ms. Santa Cruz County":
-->The blue ladies rode the bikes
-->And what they were, we assumed, rhymed with bikes
* Two examples from Music/EricBogle:
** "Plastic Paddy":
-->"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "The Mountains of Mourne"
-->In his search for Celtic chiché, the man has left no stone unturned
-->'Til he embarks upon the harp that once through terraced halls
-->Accompanying himself on the Bodhrán, which takes a lot of...courage.
** "World Cup Fever":
-->And when some stupid damn committee gave the match to Melbourne City
-->Though it made us all feel quite...annoyed, we didn't cause a fuss.
* From the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers song "Counterclockwise"
-->Well the gringo boys got their dark sunglasses
-->And the girls on the beach are all shaking their fingers
-->'Cause no matter how dark the lenses they can see
-->That the eyes and the minds of the boys are somewhere they ain't supposed to be.
* There's one from Anthony and Those Other Guys: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyDJXhNhLAI&feature=plcp&context=C30b5a67UDOEgsToPDskI2-IF09xnpUQosrN2xh-0d Thormas Time]]
-->Thormas Time
-->Is in its prime
-->That rhyme really sucked
-->But if thou doth not sacrifice
-->Then thine life will be fff-false and meaningless
* Rappy Mcrapperson's song, "Curse In your Verses", is all about how he cusses too much, yet doesn't contain a single cuss. This is as close as it gets:
-->Saying swears a whole lot, not a little bit
-->Cursing in my verses, cause I don't give a whaaat!
* Music/MFDoom is fond of doing this. Just one of many examples:
-->As a few good men set sights to link with your chick
-->You have to find a new hen fight to drink your liq'
-->Ten years later, see how Enzyte'll shrink your...wallet
* 1960s group Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts does this in their DoubleEntendre-loaded "Hot Nuts Theme #1"
-->Well roses are red and ready for plucking
-->And girls out of high school are ready for...college
The fact that it ''is'' subverted makes this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAD8-0MBfso possibly one of the cleanest lines in the song.]]
* Music/TomSmith's song have several instances.
** [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1543 "Quit Freaking Out Over Boobs"]] has:
--->A couple nice girly bits\\
Quit freaking out over bosoms
** [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=118 "Spoiler Alert"]] has:
--->I finally get it, I want to stay friends\\
And so I'm not telling you how this song
* Los Campesinos!' "Baby I Got the Death Rattle"
--> And I chewed my only necktie from the metal frame of my bed
--> Where I tied your wrists together spent all night giving oh you get the message don't you?
* And of course, there is the chorus line for "Last Kiss" by J. Franklin Wilson and the Cavaliers:
-->Well, where oh where can my baby be?
-->The Lord took her away from me
-->She's gone to heaven, so I've got to be good
-->So I can see my baby when I leave this world
* "Hot Problems" by Double Take.
-->They see my blonde hair, blue eyes and class\\
But they don't know I have a really big heart
* Music/SoulJunk's "3PO Soul":
-->Got kicked off the lectern at a worship song summit\\
My hymns all plummet cuz church ladies still can't hum it\\
But the kingdom of God, yeah I'm from it\\
Man's religion gave me a fake red light so I'm a have to WOOP WOOP WOOP
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkorOOWwnN8 Ben Champion's "That Autocorrect Song"]] has a few examples, with the gag being that the lines were ''supposed'' to rhyme before his phone's autocorrect function got in the way:
-->This song is one long apology, I admit...
-->This phone is a fluffing piece of shut
* From [[http://insaneian.bandcamp.com/track/moves-like-frogger-feat-the-stacey "Moves Like Frogger"]] by Insane Ian:
-->To zig zag through trucks, I'm trying my luck
-->I don't give a... crap
* Dave Matthews uses this to add a little extra tragedy to "Gravedigger":
-->Little Mikey Carson, 'sixty-seven to 'seventy-five
-->He rode his bike like the devil until the day he died
-->When he grows up he wants to be
-->Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
-->Oh, nineteen forty to nineteen ninety... TWO!
* From the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f488uJAQgmw Norwegian song]] ''[=Æ=]ØÅ'', AKA ''Size Matters'':
-->We got twenty-nine letters
-->You only got twenty-six
-->Let's see how big you are
-->When you suck our fucking...'''vowels'''
* "I'm Keeping Your Shit" by HayseedDixie, a {{Bluegrass}} band that usually does covers.
--> You thought you took everything\\
but you left something behind for me.\\
I scooped it out, I bottled it up,\\
and now it's there on the stand on the bed to remind me\\
in case I ever forget\\
you're just a piece of... poop.
* [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1612 "When You Wish Upon a Death Star"]] by [[Music/TheGreatLukeSki the great Luke Ski]] has:
-->'''Luke:''' I wanna be a Jedi Master,
-->And get my ship out of that ditch.
-->'''Yoda:''' Well, do or do not, there is no try,
-->And stop being such a whiny apprentice. Hoo hoo hoo...
* The Dutch comedian André Van Duin in his song "I don't have my day today" goes through a whole list of bad stuff, including the following line that [[LuckyTranslation works the same in Dutch as in English]]:
--> Did you fall through the floor,
--> Is your sis playing ... mandolin.
* Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews: One of their many hits, ''The Heart of Rock and Roll'', invokes the trope towards the end of the second verse:
-->When they play their music, that hard rock music. \\
They back it with a lot of flash.\\
But it's still that same ol' back beat rhythm\\
that really, really kicks them in the...\\
''(The expected rude rhyme "ass" is never sung, and the song goes to the chorus instead.)''
* IdaMaria plays with it in ''Cherry Red''
-->I'm gonna be your girl tonight\\
I'm gonna make you apple pie\\
I'm gonna wear my cherry red\\
I'm gonna give you lotsa
** The line cuts off and goes straight into the next verse in the chorus which repeats the last two lines, but adds "room in bed" to the end.
** Note that due to her accent, 'tonight' and 'pie' actually do rhyme and are not examples of this trope.
* The Music/PoxyBoggards have a rather explicit song called "Hey Nonny Nonny" that incorporates this trope, both with one part of the group oversinging the other at a crucial word, or simply changing the expected word. The chorus, as an example of the second variety, goes:
--> Be they ugly or unsightly
--> or just plain make you sick.
--> Every girl is pretty
--> with her lips wrapped 'round your...
--> Hey Nonny Nonny
--> Hey Nonny Nonny
--> Hey Nonny Nonny
--> Hey Hey Hey
* In Taco's "Tribute to Tino," he described [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_Valentino Valentino]] thus:
--> He ruled the golden silent screen
--> He haunted millions in their dreams
--> His memory lives on till today
--> Some even say that he was lonely
* "Shame" by The Avett Brothers:
--> The truth be known, the truth be told
--> My heart was always fairly cold
--> Posing to be as warm as yours
--> My way of getting in your world
* [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1682 "The Tale of King Arthur as Told by a Redneck"]] by Danny Birt has:
-->Well, Arthur Pendragon was a good ol' boy
-->He roamed the wild woods on the island of Britain.
-->He killed boars and deers with bows and arrows.
-->He'd wipe his butt with grass when he was done shi--you know, takin' a dump.
* Flash and the Pan, "The Opera Singers" (complete with rhetorical pause):
-->You think you're sitting pretty, your fingers on the brass
-->And you stand there looking silly with your finger in your...glass
* Gratuitous German example by Hubert Kah:
-->Hier spricht Captain Kemmler
-->aus jedem deutschen Sender
-->mit seinem Riesen...JAGAGAGAGAGAGA! [[note]]Ständer. (=boner)[[/note]]
* "Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates!" by ''Music/TheAquabats'':
-->Now seven weeks into the trip\\
And Jim was sick to the death\\
Of being sick\\
Some kind of action he wanted\\
As he searched the seas\\
For every day was the same old... ''stuff''\\
The night he felt like jumping ship\\
But then he heard a crash\\
Hit the starboard side of the ship\\
And dumped him out of his bunk\\
Onto his bottom
* Music/TheCure's "Doing The Unstuck" - though there is a rhyme in this stanza, it's not on the word you might expect:
-->It's a perfect day for doing the unstuck
-->For dancing like you can't hear the beat
-->And you don't give a '''fu'''rther thought
-->To things like feet
* Music/KaceyMusgraves, "Follow Your Arrow":
-->If you save yourself for marriage, you're a bore
-->If you don't save yourself for marriage, you're a whore-able person
* Musical comedian Stephen Lynch does this in his song about how much he loves black women:
-->Just don't take it personally, this is no attack
-->But we will never last because I am white, and you are...also white
* Music/TroutFishingInAmerica does this in their song "Why I Pack My Lunch," which is about exaggeratedly terrible cafeteria food:
--> Good food's rare as Halley's comet
--> This stuff makes me want to... Leave the table
* From the Travis Shredd song "Smoove Flava":
-->Looky merfdog, back behind the keys
-->Growlin' like a demon, bring ya to your knees
-->He plays the purty piano parts and drives a big ol' truck
-->Plus he really likes to... frolic
* From the Music/KatyPerry song "Dark Horse" Featuring Jucy J:
--> Cause once you're mine
--> There's no goin' back!
* Subverted and then inverted by Cherry Ghost in the song "Bad Crowd"
--> Her brother's in the National Front
--> Thinks Martin Luther King is a c...ondescending, stupid old son-of-a-bitch
* From the Throwing Toasters song "The R.A. Song":
-->It was a shock to this poor fellow,
-->When the students went and filled his room up with red Jello.
-->And as if that didn't royally suck,
-->He then walked in on two students who were just starting to f...ffffeed their dog.
* Barnes & Barnes has these lyrics in the song ''I Hope She Dies''.
-->My girlfriend left me a month ago.
-->I hope she gets hit by a truck.
-->She split and hurt my big ego.
-->Now there's no one to kiss.
* The Dutch band Music/DoeMaar has a very famous one in the song "Pa" from their album ''Music/{{Virus}}'', where they sing ''Ik doe de dingen die ik doe/ met mijn ogen dicht'', which translates as ''I do the things that I do/ with my eyes closed.'' Because of the word ''doe'' everyone expects the line to be ''met mijn ogen '''toe''' '', but instead they use a synonym ''dicht''.
* Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband" has one it lampshades:
-->I'll be sleeping on the left side of the bed
-->Open doors for me and you might get some... kisses
-->Don't have a dirty mind, just be a classy guy
* Bitter:Sweet's song "Dirty Laundry" contains the following couplet:
-->I'll light a candle for good luck\\
Come on, baby--Let's... ''[heavy breathing]'' Oooooh...
* From the TheEdlos song "Garbage Man":
-->Filthy refuse, I love it
-->Dirty diapers, full of... ({{Beat}}) poo-poo
* "Goethe war gut" by Rudi Carrell does this on absolutely ''every'' occasion in the verses to drive the point home that the narrator can't rhyme nearly as good as Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe whom he worships.
* The Saxonian group Sachsendreier loved to do this many times on their album ''Sachsenlieder'' with quite bulky synomyms.
** Last four lines in "Straßenbahn fahr'n", repeating the verse:
--->Straßenbahn fahr'n ist schön,\\
Ich könnte immer wieder Straßenbahn fahr'n geh'n.\\
Straßenbahn fahr'n ist heiß,\\
Das [[UsefulNotes/GermanDialects eenzsche]], was mich stört, das ist das Personenbeförderungsentgelt.
** "Cowboy":
--->Er kaut an einem Stückchen Wurst,\\
Da überkommt ihn großer Flüssigkeitsbedarf.
* Creator/DannyKaye's "D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song" about a game between the Dodgers and the Giants:
-->At the bag he beats the tag,
-->That mighty little waif.
-->And umpire Conlan cries, “You’re out!”
* From Music/{{Brentalfloss}}' "3DS Streetpass With Lyrics":
-->And to whoever's next, I'll write up some text
-->To my heart's content
-->But since there's only sixteen letters, it says:
-->"Hi, my name is B"
* Music/VictoriaJustice and Elizabeth Gillies' "Take a Hint":
-->'''Liz:''' I don't want to be a priss, I'm just try'na be polite\\
But it always seems to bite me in the–\\
'''Victoria:''' Ask me for my number, yeah, you put me on the spot...

-->Get your hands off my hips, 'fore I'll punch you in the lips\\
Stop your staring at my... Hey!\\
Take a hint, take a hint!

* Every verse in the song "The Bumblebee Invaded a Nudist Colony" is about the bumblebee stinging one of the nudists, but it cuts to the refrain before stating which body part the bumblebee stung.

-->Big Fat Bill was naked as he could be\\
He was happy to be living in the colony\\
Then he got tired and laid in the grass\\
And the bumblebee stung him on his big fat--
* Frankie Ballard's "It All Started with a Beer" is an unusual variant, in that the subverted word comes first:
-->You weren’t shooting whiskey, just shooting the shhh…\\
I paid the tab, we walked out the door, and I remember thinking "this was it"
* Lampshaded in Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out":
-->I wish I found some better sounds no one's ever heard\\
I wish I had a better voice that sang some better words\\
I wish I found some chords in an order that is new\\
I wish I didn't have to rhyme every time I sang
* "Walkin' Blues," made famous by Fluffy Hunter and the Jesse Powell Orchestra, is nothing but this trope. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pKMXLSdr-E From 1951.]]
--> I got a man who likes to hunt the buck\\
I got a man who likes to hunt the buck\\
When he comes home in the morning all he wants to do is -- '''walk right in, walk right out...'''
* From Music/FlightOfTheConchords' "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous"
-->They call me the Hiphopopotamus\\
Flows that glow like phosphorous\\
Poppin' off the top o' this esophagus\\
Rockin' this metropolis\\
I'm not a large water-dwelling mammal\\
Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis?\\
Did Steve tell you that, perchance?\\
Hmph... ''Steve''...

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* Variation from the musical ''Theatre/AltarBoyz'': The song is about waiting until marriage to have sex. The line rhymes, but it's still not the word that the audience might be expecting:
--> So 'till then, I'll have to master...my own fate.
* "Fie on Goodness" in the musical ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'' contains the following lines:
-->Ah, my heart is still in Scotland
-->Where the lasses woo the best
-->On some bonny hill in Scotland
-->Stroking someone's bonny...

-->Fie on Scotland, fie!
-->Fie on Scotland, fie!
* In the musical ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Eliza causes pandemonium at the Ascot races by shouting, "Come on, Dover! Move your bloomin' arse!" Shortly afterwards, Freddie is about to rhyme "farce" by repeating her words when Mrs. Pearce interrupts him.
** Later, Eliza sings in "Without You":
--->You, dear friend, who talk so well,\\
You can go to\\
Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire.
** Higgins' "Why Can't the English" has a very subtle one:
--->In France, every Frenchman\\
Knows his language from A to Zed\\
(The French don't care what they do actually\\
As long as they [[strike:do it in bed]] pronounce it properly.)
* A clean example is used in the musical of ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'':
-->'''Julia:''' So you're back where you started,\\
On your way to success.\\
Will you sing at my wedding?\\
''A beat''.\\
'''Robbie:''' NOOOOOOOO.
*** Actually, this is a DoubleSubversion, because it does rhyme, just not where you think it will.
* The subversion still rhymes (of course it rhymes, it's Sondheim) but ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' teeters over the edge of profanity in Mrs. Lovett's song "The Worst Pies In London":
-->'''Mrs. Lovett:''' Is that just revolting,\\
All greasy and gritty?\\
It looks like it's moulting,\\
And tastes like...\\
Well, pity\\
A woman alone...
** At the very end of the show, Todd and Mrs. Lovett are singing a reprise of "A Little Priest": "Life is for the alive, my dear, / So let's keep living it, really living it—" and then Todd flings her into the oven, making the implied, but never sung, last line "in here!"
* Although it's not used for comedic effect, ''Theatre/{{Company}}'' features one in ''Poor Baby'':
--> There's no one\\
In his life,\\
Robert ought to have a woman...
** There's another one that ''is'' used for comic effect at the end of ''Barcelona'', the morning after Bobby and [[SexyStewardess April]] have slept together and she is getting ready to leave to be on a flight to Barcelona. Bobby makes the usual false pleas that she stay, clearly wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep, leading to this exchange:
--> '''April:''' That's not to say\\
That if I had my way...\\
Oh, well...I guess...okay!
-->'''Bobby:''' What?
-->'''April:''' I'll stay!
-->'''Bobby:''' But...oh ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny God!]]''
* In another bit of Sondheim's cleverness, in "Maybe They're Magic" from ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' the word "bean" is telegraphed:
-->'''Baker's Wife:''' There are rights and wrongs and in-betweens,\\
No one waits when fortune intervenes.\\
And maybe they're really magic,\\
Who knows?
** Until it becomes the last line of the song:
-->'''Baker's Wife:''' Only three more tries,\\
And we'll have our prize,\\
When the end's in sight you'll realize,\\
If the end is right,\\
It justifies the beans!
* In a reversal of this trope's conventional use, "Feelings," from the Bock and Harnick musical ''TheAppleTree'': after Eve sings at some length about how nervous and dreamy she gets around Adam, she concludes with:
--> Is there a source for this congestion\\
That I must learn to rise above?\\
Is there a name for this condition?\\
Yes, there's a name, and it is hell!
* From a sanitized version of "Beauty School Dropout" in a junior high production of ''Film/{{Grease}}'':
-->Well, they couldn't teach you anything; you think you're such a looker,\\
But no customer would go to you unless she was a...fool!
* "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich" from ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'':
-->And when all your neighbors are upper class\\
You won't know your Joneses from your ''As''tors.\\
When we're in the dough and off of the nut,\\
You won't know your banker from your ''but''ler.
* In the Lippa version of ''Literature/TheWildParty'', Burrs sings in "Make Me Happy" (while waving a loaded pistol):
-->We've got a situation:\\
Shit or get off the pot!\\
Whaddaya say? You wanna give her away\\
Or do you wanna get--\\
On your knees?
* In ''Theatre/TheMikado'' by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, Katisha is trying to reveal to the chorus that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado, but she keeps getting interrupted: "No minstrel he, despite bravado! He is the son of..."; "I'll spoil your gay gambado! He is the son of..."; and so on. Fortunately for Nanki-Poo, the chorus is {{Genre Blind|ness}} enough that they don't realize that the word that keeps getting cut off must be "Mikado".
* "They Couldn't Compare To You" from ''Theatre/OutOfThisWorld'':
-->'''Mercury''': There was Mélisande,\\
A platinum blonde\\
(How I loved to ruffle her locks).\\
There was bright Aurora,\\
Then Pandora,\\
Who let me open her--\\
'''ChorusGirls''' (not half a beat too late): ''They'' couldn't compare to us!
* In ''Theatre/{{Curtains}}'', near the end of the song "It's a Business", after using several inappropriate words without qualms:
-->'''Carmen''': Yes, green's my favorite color,\\
And I don't mean on the grass\\
It's a business.\\
And the shows I do do business,\\
And I'm good at doin' business,\\
And if you don't like my business, sweetie,\\
Blow it out your...\\
'''Guys''': Business!
** Played with in the song "Thataway". The script offers this line to alternate with the original or be used in its place for younger productions.
-->'''Cowboys''': What's that music?\\
What's that dance?\\
What's that stirring?\\
It's romance!
** The original line?
-->'''Cowboys:'''What's that stirring?\\
In my pants?
* It's not ''exactly'' a rhyme, since it's just the same word over and over again, but from ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'':
-->"Here's the butcher! He has AIDS! Here's the teacher! She has AIDS! Here's the doctor! He has AIDS! Here's my daughter! She has Aaaaaaaa wonderful disposition..."
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
** During Elphaba's birth in "No One Mourns the Wicked":
-->I see a nose!
-->I see a curl!
-->It's a healthy, perfect, lovely little - ''(her father and the midwife realize she's green and start screaming)''
** Also, earlier in the song...
-->'''Galinda''': Let us rejoicify that goodness could subdue / The wicked workings of you-know-who / Isn't it nice to know? / That good will conquer evil? / The truth we all believe'll by and by / Outlive a lie / For you and...
-->'''Villager 1''': No one mourns the Wicked!
-->'''Villager 2''': No one cries: "They won't return!"
* The song "Random Black Girl" from "Homemade Fusion" by Kooman and Dimond:
-->The designers can't light me
-->Director don't know my name
-->And the makeup artists think
-->We all wear the same shade
-->And Mr. Stage Manager thinks I got too much sass
-->And the costumer don't know what to do with my big old...black...head, oh!
* In ''Theatre/TheUnsinkableMollyBrown'', the last rhyming word in every chorus of "Belly Up To The Bar, Boys" except the last is conveniently interrupted in "Miss Susie" fashion, e.g.
-->Belly up,\\
Belly up to the bar, boys,\\
Better have a few more.\\
Never whirl with a three-toed girl\\
Or a discontented wh--\\
''Hor''rible example, like the girl whose name was Carrie...
* Daniel Rabinovitch, from Music/LesLuthiers, does this in "Vote A Ortega".
--> ¡Ortega, amigo, el pueblo está con usted![[note]]Ortega, friend, the people is with you. [[DontExplainTheJoke The joke here is that in Spanish there are two ways to say "With you": "Contigo" and "Con usted" (more formal).]][[/note]]
* ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'' has this rhyme:
-->I'm Salomé, that is my name\\
I am an evil lass\\
Boys love the way I dance all night\\
They always grab my mule.

* A ''Radio/TheNowShow'' example from someone other than Mitch; Marcus Brigstocke's Dr Seuss poem about the Copenhagen summit has Gordon Brown taking a stand:
-->He suggested the EU should lead from the front\\
So the [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Mail and Telegraph]] called him something very unpleasant indeed
** Laura Shavin:
-->Twenty years ago, John Gray, [[SarcasmMode a genius]],\\
Wrote ''MenAreFromMarsWomenAreFromVenus'',\\
A book all about the differences between us,\\
And he didn't say it was just that men have got...a Y-chromosome...it's Radio 4...not sure we can say [[SubvertedTrope reproductive body part]].
* At least one Creator/AbbottAndCostello radio episode featured these.
* Played straight and subverted on ''HowGreenWasMyCactus'' when Little Johnny Howler and John Fosters (the Cactus Island counterparts of Liberal party politicians John Howard and John Elliot) appeared as [[Series/TheTwoRonnies The Two Johnnies]], and Fosters demonstrated that he had no understanding of what actually made the gag work:
-->'''Fosters:''' A brawl broke out outside Parliment House last night, during which Seanator Ros Kelly was punched in the belly...\\
'''Howler:''' ...the Honorable Barry Jones broke a few bones...\\
'''Fosters:''' ...and Senator Steele Hall was kicked in the carpark. ''(pause)'' Shouldn't that have been 'balls'?
* In one episode of ''Radio/JustAMinute'' the panellists were given the topic "Why poems should rhyme". After the subject changed hands several times, Rick Wakeman finished it with the following (in the rhythm of a limerick):
-->There once was a man from Dundee
-->Who was stung on the leg by a wasp.
-->When asked if it hurt,
-->He said not very much,
-->It can do it again, if he likes.
:: (Variants on this limerick have been attributed to a number of comedians, including WS Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. So this one was written 'about a century since'.)
* In an episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', Mrs Trellis celebrated the release of ''ISIHAC: The Official Limerick Collection'' by sending in a limerick of her own, which she wanted Humph to be the first person to read out loud:
-->There was a young woman from Slough[[note]]rhymes with "bough"[[/note]]
-->Who was laid in bed with a cough\\
She wasn't to know\
It would last until now\\
Let's hope that the poor girl pulls through

[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* German comedian Otto Waalkes loves this trope. Sometimes it falls under this trope, sometimes not. An example would be the kick into the [[GroinAttack "Eieieiei...eingeweide"]].[[note]] Eier=balls, Eingeweide=intestines[[/note]]

* In the TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} module ''We Be Goblins'', the four preset characters each have a little four-line song to them. The Cleric's is a bit...different.
-->''Poog say Zarongel is the best''
-->''He help burn things and heal the rest''
-->''Zarongel’s favor makes Poog blessed''
-->''And Poog also stab you with knife if you make fun of how he isn’t good at riding animals.''

* From the play ''Saturday's Children'' by Maxwell Anderson:
-->'''Florrie''': It's vain of its face \\
It's vain of its figger \\
It's just fat enough \\
But it mustn't get - larger \\
'''Willy''': Rhyme it you dancing fool, rhyme it! \\
'''Florrie''': Um - it never uses bad words.
* Used in the "Othello Rap" from ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'':
-->Now Othello loved Desi like Adonis loved Venus.\\
And Desi loved Othello\\
'Cuz he had a big...SWORD!
** Even before that, they've already pulled a similar trick:
-->Their fate pursues them, they can't seem to duck it,\\
(pause) And then in Act 5, they both kick the bucket.
* Used by [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]] [[OlderThanSteam himself]] in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':
--> '''Hamlet:''' (singing) For thou dost know, O Damon dear,\\
This realm dismantled was\\
Of Jove himself; and now reigns here\\
A very, very--pajock.
** "Pajock" was a synonym for "peacock," and "was" [[GetTheeToANunnery would have been pronounced]] to approximately rhyme with "ass". Immediately {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Horatio[=:=]
-->'''Horatio:''' You might have rhymed.
* A Stanley Holloway monologue has this line:
-->And was George afraid? Yes, he was and he run,\\
And he hid there in one of the ditches,\\
While the Dragon, the pig, ate his ferrets and pup,\\
Aye, best of his prize-winning er - she dogs.
* In ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'', "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" has Fanny Brice sing as "Private Schvartz from Rockaway" (whose vocabulary has just been shown to include "bagels" and "tzimmis"):
-->I'm through and through\\
Red, white and bluish--\\
I talk this way\\
Because I'm British! ''(Cue 4 bars of "Rule Brittania")''

* ''Skelanimals'':
** Ellie's story:
-->The natives grabbed their spears, tired of her sass.
-->They let her have it and stabbed her in the... tail.
** Foxy's story:
-->But one run too many she found herself trapped.
-->Now she’s displayed in a museum with all sorts of... animals.
** Tristan's story:
-->But he forgot there was one more obstacle: A pit.
-->And he fell inside, and was covered in... stuff.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the Forsaken have completely subverted a traditional rhyme with,
--> Roses are grey
--> Violets are grey
--> I'm dead
--> And colorblind.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', Jamjars, who teaches you moves, does so in a rhyming style (specifically he's singing to the tune of that "[[SoundOff I don't know but I've been told]]" song, he ''is'' a drill sergeant after all). Sometimes, he ends up rhyming the button names, which, while always rhymed in the original version, often did not rhyme in the Xbox Live Arcade version. You'd have the same problem if you played the original game in the US--Jamjars at one point rhymes the Z button with "red," which works in the UK--where "Z" is pronounced "Zed"--but not the US, where it's pronounced "Zee."
** Gruntilda, who spoke entirely in rhyming couplets all throughout ''Banjo-Kazooie'', is told by her sisters near the beginning of ''Banjo-Tooie'' to knock off the annoying rhyming already, at which point she says "Oh, very well, then." and stops for the rest of the game.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[spoiler: Shantotto]] [[RhymesOnADime always speaks in rhyme]] during [[spoiler:her]] cutscene.
** Also happens with a LastSecondWordSwap for an amusing comment by [[Videogame/FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]] when explaining the [[RandomDrop game's Battlegen system]]:
-->'''Yuffie:''' That's the way things go, you know. Without luck, you're...Uh, okay, moving on!
* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', there is a room full of graffiti which includes
-->Roses are red
-->Violets are blue
-->You suck
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': I'm a poet and I know it not! Oh, Arkvoodle....
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', you can get a rune pouch repaired by Wizard Korvak, who already [[GoMadFromTheRevelation went mad from the revelation.]] When you get it repaired, he drops this little gem.
-->'''Korvak''': Magic makes me happy, magic makes me glad, magic makes the voices quiet, and nothing rhymes with purple.
** There's also Bard Roberts' shanty, recapping the "Great Brain Robbery" quest: "Mi-Gor tried to stop your heart's pace / Your foe's arm part anchor, part mace / Struck without delay / But him ye did slay / made him look a total...[beat]...moron."
* The ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and [[OddNameOut Clyde]].
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', a clue for one sidequest reads as follows:
-->You are my hen, the mistress of my flock. You nourish my body, and tend to my...[[LastSecondWordSwap rooster]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', there's a point where Guybrush Threepwood has to subvert the rhymes of his crew.
-->'''Guybrush:''' We'll surely avoid scurvy if we all eat an ''orange''.\\
'''Haggis:''' And...! ...um...\\
'''Bill:''' Well...\\
'''Edward:''' ...err...\\
'''Bill:''' Door hinge?\\
'''Edward:''' No, no...\\
'''Bill:''' Guess the song's over, then.\\
'''Haggis:''' Guess so.\\
'''Edward:''' Okay, back to work.\\
'''Guybrush:''' Well, gee. I feel a little guilty, now.
* In one part of ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople SBCG4AP: Baddest of the Bands]]'', the player has to help Homestar fill in the words to his song by directing him to food items. However, one of them doesn't pan out as expected:
-->Homestar: Bleu cheese or ranch. We can dine in, or we can take it to go.
-->Our food-related love makes me all tipsy, kinda queasy, like a...
-->[Strong Bad points to the escargot]
-->[RecordNeedleScratch] Homestar: Plate of snails?! That...doesn't rhyme...
** This is subverted (double subverted?) if you beat the scene: "go" is rhymed with "merlot", and "snails" ends up being rhymed with "fails".
* Fawful in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' delivers this gem:
-->Fawful sings a song of bad.
-->Mushroom Kingdom is so sad.
-->All of it is for Fawful
-->and the...rhyme with...that.
* In the 2011 edition of ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', one of the commercials / sponsors is for a rhyming dictionary where the voice over consistently fails to rhyme any of his lines.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' provides us with the following gem, in a poem about the sheep of Gran Pulse titled "The Melancholy of the Lambs:"
-->''It's hard to be sheep''\\
''out here on the plain,''\\
''Avoiding the hunters''\\
''is such a terrible strain.''\\
''Oh, I wish that once''\\
''I could munch on some grass''\\
''Without a man coming to pull''\\
''a tuft from my...side.''
* In ''Are We There Yet?'' the puzzle for one of the Michigan tourist attractions, a red flannel factory, is a word search where a couplet is given after finding a piece of underwear; for example, "I see gallons, I see quarts; I see someone's BOXER SHORTS." Instead of a couplet, the response to a particular undergarment is "A BULLETPROOF VEST???" Another set of puzzles concerning the return of Hinckley, Ohio's buzzards consists of a cryptogram which translates to:
--> Buzzard buzzard in the tree\\
I hate the way you stare at me\\
I wish you good I wish you well\\
I wish you'd fly straight to\\
Followed by a different kind of puzzle which gives the answer "Iowa."
* In ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight,'' everyone speaks in rhyme, save for the jester Rubella. Aurora and Igniculus constantly correct her when she goes off-script.
* In ''Fairy Maids'' the ''Tale Tale Tribune'' contains rhyming ads for the houses you have to clean. The one for the Dark Knight's house is a little...different.
-->The Dark Knight is as rotten within as the inside of his castle. He's really quite an awful man - in short, he's a big jerk.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', a Korok sends you on quests with mostly rhyming riddles, until you get to...
-->''Its scales and tail will zap you, no doubt!''\\
''This shocking swimmer is called a...fish.''

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* From ''WebComic/{{Nedroid}}'', Beartato's [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090203212337/http://nedroid.com:80/2008/12/a-very-beartato-christmas/ Night Before Christmas]] pastiche:
-->The stockings were hung by the chimney with care\\
Except for Reginald's,\\
And Beartato also forgot his.
* ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=644#comic Strip 644]]:
-->''Roses are red,''\\
''Violets are blue,''\\
''Get the f*** off my lawn!''
** And of course there's [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=547#comic strip 547]], which provides examples of both SublimeRhyme of "There once was a man from Nantucket" (if only in a forced way) and this Koan-like gem, [[BadNewsInAGoodWay under the pretense that rhymes can take the edge off bad news:]]
--->''There once was a man from...schmonnerhea\\
[[BlackComedy You have AIDS]]. Ucket.''
* ''WebComic/FreakAngels'' [[http://www.freakangels.com/?p=50&page=4 Does this]] to "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" by [[OlderThanTheyThink Jules Léotard]].
* In ''WebComic/FreedomForce'', there's a villain named Deja Vu, who clones himself and others and speaks in rhymes. When you defeat him, it combines this with CurseCutShort and KilledMidSentence.
--->That's enough; I don't feel well.
--->I fall down; You go to ugh...*collapses*
* In ''WebComic/{{Tweep}}'', [[http://www.tweep.com/comic/?date=07-23-04 when the blender explodes.]]
* From ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'':
** ''[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/13/cut-on-the-dotty-line/ Roses are red\\
Violets are blue\\
And so is this card\\
Red, I mean]]''
* From the alt text of [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2213 this]] ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'': "it happens to me randomly / though when I force it you can see / it gets bad pretty quickly / and that's why rhyming is... difficult"
* Just like ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' has Killer Bee speaking in RhymesOnADime, the Spanish parody ''[[Webcomic/{{Raruto}} Raruto Sisepuede]]'' has "Kilbil" subverting them every time. Sometimes it seems to be a LastSecondWordSwap, but at times it's a midword swap without [[{{Pun}} rhyme]] or reason. And pointing out that it doesn't rhyme seems to be his BerserkButton.
** From the English translation of Sisepuede 21:
--->Here, Kilbil's the name, and rappin' is my thrill.\\
Just wait 'till you know me, I'm no run-of-the-...\\
Eight-tailed Yinchufriki[[labelnote:*]]Jinchuuriki[[/labelnote]], I'm all for having brass...\\
If I drink Coke it's {{squick}}y 'cause it'll go right out my\\

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The trope title itself is an example. If you don't get it...we can wait.
* ''Blog/CakeWrecks'' does it twice in the description of a [[http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2011/6/30/my-new-favorite-wedding-cake.html wedding cake that appears to have sperm on it]] First "Roses are red, / Butterflies are blue, / Um... / Pardon me, but are those sperm on your wedding cake?" and then in Poem Option #3: Roses are red / And cake can be pretty. / How sad for you, 'cause yours looks all...''[eyeing children]''...unpleasant.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''
** Lampshaded in the duel against the rhyming Paradox Brothers.
-->'''Para''': We are villains who like to rhyme...\\
'''Dox''': In fact, we do it all the time. \\
'''Para''': You may think it's rather crass...\\
'''Dox''': But you can stick your cards right up your nose. \\
'''Para''': You were supposed to say "ass," brother. I thought we rehearsed this.
** Also played straight in the second Christmas special:
--->The Pharoh awoke the very next day, \\
Wearing an outfit that made him look...uh, handsome.
** And in "LEATHER PANTS~"
---> '''Marik''': We don't want vinyl or chinos or briefs / I am a criminal and he is a thief / and we are hot / hot, hot hot / we are quite sexy. \\
'''Bakura''': Marik, that doesn't quite rhyme. \\
'''Marik''': SHUT UP I AM [[Music/LadyGaga LADY GAGA]]!
* A cult Website/YouTube video parodies the Music/{{Nickelback}} song ''Rockstar'' with new lyrics lampooning pop singers such as Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson:
-->I'm gonna dress myself without an ounce of class,\\
Gonna make the boys all drool and stare at my...glasses
* Used cleverly on multiple occasions in ''Commentary! The Musical'', the musical commentary to ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'':
--->Ten Dollar Solo. Not bad so far\\
There's internal rhyme\\
Although not every instance\\
And the meter is occasionally a little bit bizarre
** and, as sung by Nathan Fillion:
---->My wonderful me-ness\\
My hammer the peee--\\
ople can tell\\
That I'm awfully swell...
*** [[DontExplainTheJoke Note that "The hammer is my penis" is an actual line that Nathan Fillion's character says in the original film.]]
* In ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation's'' review of ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'':
-->Roses are red\\
Violets are blue\\
Your house is covered\\
In piles of excrement
* Similar to the above example. Creator/{{Laina}} has a nice Valentine's Day poem:
-->Roses are red, Violets are blue\\
Be my Valentine, I'm waiting for you\\
Blood is red, bruises are blue \\
[[spoiler:Don't say no.]]
* [[http://www.cabel.name Cabel Sasser]] does this in ''[[http://www.cabel.name/2006/12/buggy-saints-row-musical.html Buggy Saints Row: The Musical]]'':
-->My car door's freaking out; it seems to be forever
-->In the concrete barricade; I wonder how I'm ever going to drive away.
-->This really isn't my day.
-->Sparks are flying, people dying, metal frying,
-->And I wonder if there's more to life or if I'll find that this is really it.
-->This game is a piece of work.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xcMxnNzp2I&feature=channel_page this]] ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' episode with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} singing: I'm sure that his power ring's a lot of fun / but can it ever really be as cool as my M16 with laser sided scope oh my ''GOD I'' love this thing.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnHgH1uybZY Break It Down]]'', a short skit from the people who would later form Tally Hall, includes the following plan to make a quick buck:
-->"I have a better plan\\
I'll marry a wealthy man."\\
"Wouldn't that make you gay?"\\
"Not neccesari-lay...\\
...I'll sleep in a separate bed,\\
and I'll refrain from giving...\\
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_DyEJEfohU This video]] celebrating Creator/StephenFry reaching one million followers on Twitter.
* ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}''
** The video ''Franchise/{{Transformers}} Rap'' does this.
--->'''Ian''': The Transformers creators wouldn't pay us to make this rap\\
They told us that the script was full of NONSENSE!\\
[[DontExplainTheJoke I bet you thought I was gonna say "crap", cause it rhymes with "rap"]], but I'm better than that!
* ''WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome''
** In their parody of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Alfred almost reveals Batman's identity to the Joker:
--->''Joker, are you busy? Let's call a truce.\\
I need you to help explain the plot to...Batman.''
** They also have this verse in their parody of [[Music/KatyPerry "California Girls"]]:
--->Nose jobs, tummy tucks
-->These are the girls I like to...hang out with.
* ''WebAnimation/YouTubePoop: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Pj7obyMZY THE EPIC MOVIE]]'':
-->''Nachos, lemon head, my dad's boat\\
You won't go down 'cause my dick can [[spoiler: '''[[RunningGag EFFORT!!]]''']]''
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical's'' "Back to Hogwarts"
** Hermione sings:
--->''But let's not forget that we need to perform well\\
In class if we want to pass our... [=OWLs=].''
** And of course:
--->''You're tall and fun and pretty\\
You're really, really skinny...\\
* ''WebVideo/CelebrityBricABracTheater'' has Creator/JohnMadden in the boots of Santa Claus. And we hear him exclaim as he rides out of sight:
-->''Merry Christmas to everybody and also goodnight to everybody!''
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Revelation''
** The soundtrack has a track called "Your Best Friend" where [[TheDitz Caboose]] sings about his [[VitriolicBestBuds friendship]] with [[{{Jerkass}} Church]]. It's full of this trope.
-->''Remember that time that I saved your life? You were happy, I could tell.\\
You said something about how I was smart and I make your life a living heaven.\\
We do everything together like hide and go seek, your favorite game.\\
But I'm so glad that we found each other and I know you feel the identical way as me.
** In the soundtrack for Season 9, Tucker's song "Bow Chicka Wow Wow Wow" has a variation that's something of a cross between this and RhymingWithItself.
--->''I'm so alone out in this canyon\\
Not one single girl in this canyon\\
Or anything rhyming with canyon\\
So call on me if you need a companion''
** It also has "Donut: The Musical", which is literally nothing but subversions and double entendres, sung by AmbiguouslyGay and/or CampStraight Donut. The main lyric is "Let me blow you... ''[uncomfortably long pause]'' ...away"; you can work out the rest on your own.
* The ''Website/YouTube'' video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6XLswqiX0s Pale kid raps fast]]" has these lyrics:
-->''I'm five foot eleven of sex\\
From the tip of my head to my gorgeous... knees.''
* ''Website/JibJab'' does this with "The Year 2008 in Review," sung to the tune of "Miss Susie." One example:
-->'''Baby Year 2008:''' UsefulNotes/{{Barack|Obama}} ''[sic]'' defeated Johnny\\
So long to the far-right.\\
Now [=McCain=] has many houses,\\
But none of them are...\\
White men got passed over,\\
From Wasilla [[UsefulNotes/SarahPalin she]] was plucked;\\
When the maverick tapped a hockey mom\\
The press said, "What the..."\\
Truck bombs in Islamabad;\\
Bill Gates up and quit.\\
Putin stuck his chest out,\\
Told the Georgians to eat...\\
Ships were seized by pirates,\\
Ike and Gustav hit,\\
Johnny's honey had a baby,\\
But he said it wasn't...\\
[=HIIIIISSS-tory's=] now littered\\
With more famines, floods and wars.\\
If there's one thing I am grateful for,\\
It's that this job's now YOOOOUUUURS!
* The ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' episode "Neigh, Soul Sister" features a couple of these in Sweetie Belle's song about the big race:

[[folder: The race has begun\\
We must run fast\\
Jump over the mud\\
Having a good time ]]


[[folder: Making tacky jelly\\
Put it on your head\\
We're gonna win the race\\
Because I am a good racer! ]]

** The opening line of her earlier song might qualify, depending on where she was going with it:

[[folder: Just because you feel upset\\
Does not mean you have to yell ]]

* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' episode, she speaks in rhyme several times throughout, the final verse being:
-->''It burns me like this cheap whisky,\\
Right down to my thorax.\\
I'm your Nostalgia Chick,\\
And I speak...for [[Literature/TheLorax underrated Dr. Seuss books from the 1970s]].''
* The LiteralMusicVideo for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPko-aXvJM Anything For Love]] contains the following lines as Music/{{Meatloaf}} appears to nuzzle his head in his co-star's cleavage:
-->''I hope it fits\\
You've got real nice...\\
Where'd my make-up go?\\
It must have rubbed off between ''your boobs!''''
* [[http://www.sporcle.com/games/bgkamp/game-of-thrones-character-limericks Sporcle]]'s ''Series/GameOfThrones'' limerick quiz has this little ditty.
-->This guy he has all the worst luck.
-->He could have been quite the young buck.
-->But he'll stay rather small,
-->Cuz he had a bad fall,
-->After seeing two Lannisters kiss.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': "I'm a poet and I didn't even realize it."
* In the [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/zeebarf/the-several-journeys-of-reemus Prologue game]] of ''VideoGame/TheSeveralJourneysOfReemus'' game, Liam the bear sings one of two short ballads at the end, depending on whether you got the "Reckless" or "Legendary" ending. The last two lines of the "Legendary" ballad fall under this trope:
-->''Now the townsfolk gossip about this ingenious trick\\
Instead of the length of Reemus' ... hair''
* Several times in ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'':
-->'''Yellow''': It's quarter to 8, there's fish on my plate\\
'''Green''': It's 20 past day, there's fish on my tray\\
'''Yellow''': It's eleven to twelve, there's fish in the bath\\
'''Red''': It's 9:30, there's fish everywhere\\
-->'''Tony''': There's a time and a place for mucking around!\\
'''Green''': Like birthdays!\\
'''Red''': Or camping!\\
'''Yellow''': I'm friends with my dad...\\
'''Green''': Oh look, there he goes, flying through the sky.\\
'''Red''': Maybe we should follow him, or we'll get left behind.\\
'''Green''': But there's still lots of chicken left, and I'd like to eat the chicken.\\
'''Red''': I'd also like to eat the chicken. Let's do that instead.
* Parody artist Jon Cozart, a.k.a. ''WebVideo/{{Paint}}'':
** In "After Ever After 2", Cozart dodges the obvious rhyme for Mulan's sex change operation.
---> I sank like a brick / Prince thinks I'm sick / Ice is melting quick / Now I have a ... lot of self esteem
** In "Boy Brand", the Music/OneDirection part almost ends with a curse before being shushed.
---> We all know we're beautiful / That's what makes you buy our shhhhhh...
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCYZ3pks48 "Sex Offender Shuffle"]]:
-->''Charles Dolling, dropping rhymes''\\
''I've been arrested seven times''\\
''I know that sounds like a lot''\\
''But three of those times were for vandalism''
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miomuSGoPzI Chicken Attack]]'' by Portal A and the Gregory Brothers, starring Chicken Yodeller Music/TakeoIschi:
-->You should know that a man with the power of nature
-->Can bring you to the end of your luck
-->And you should know by my stride and the look in my eye
-->That you're about to be massively...
-->Forced to give up!
** Subverted later in the same song, when the lyric "massively fucked" is used.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': In conjunction with CurseCutShort and LastSecondWordSwap. In [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/768-blood-sister-blood-brother Blood Sister, Blood Brother]]:
--> Miss Mary had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell
--> Miss Mary went to Heaven, the steamboat went to
--> Hello operator, please give me number Nine
--> And if you disconnect me, I’ll kick you from
--> Behind the frigerator, there lies a piece of glass
--> Miss Mary sat upon it and broke her little
--> Ask me no more questions, I’ll tell you no more lies
--> The boys are in the bathroom, a zipping up their
--> Flies are in the city, the bees are in the park
--> Miss Mary and her boyfriend are kissing in the D-A-R-K
--> D-A-R-K
--> D-A-R-K
--> Dark, Dark, Dark!

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''
** Billy and Irwin sing a song like this in the episode "Go Kart 3000":
--->''We built this car\\
All by ourselves,\\
If you don't like it\\
You can go to... heck!''
** There's also this classic gem.
---> ''Sassy Cat, Sassy Cat, full of sass, full of sass, if you don't like it you can kiss her '''BUTT'''!''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** From "Dot's Poetry Corner".
--->'''Dot''': Beans, beans, the musical fruit. \\
The more you eat, the more you [[MediumAwareness get kicked off the air]] [[ThinkOfTheCensors for finishing this poem]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the song ''Here Comes Attila'':
--->'''Chorus:''' Come on back; farewell, Attila\\
Ate three ox, and got his fill-a\\
He wore shorts made of chinchilla\\
His favorite ice cream was strawberry.\\
'''Yakko:''' What can I say? It's not a perfect world.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** From the episode "Brian Sings and Swings":
---> '''Brian''': I love the work of Allen Funt.\\
'''Stewie''': Or a nicely shaven leg.
** And again, in "Road to Europe":
--->'''Brian''': 'Cause you get a kick out of carnage and guts.\\
'''Stewie''': And you get a kick out of stroking your--\\
'''Brian''': Whoa, whoa! You can't say that [[MediumAwareness on TV]].\\
'''Stewie''': What, "ego"?\\
'''Brian''': Never mind.
** In Stewie and Brian's song at the Emmys:
--->'''Brian''': Now, ''Series/TheSopranos'' is a show I recommend.\\
'''Stewie''': Because you never know just how it's gonna--''[cut to black screen]''
** Peter does this in a scene where he is imagining he's in an '80s sitcom.
--->'''Peter''': My black son, my black son / Now everyday my heart is getting bigger / Don't even remember sleeping with that lady / But I did...
** An ad on FX in the UK for the Christmas episode "Road to the North Pole" has this in the last lines of the advert..
--->'''Voice-over:''' An all-singing, all-dancing Christmas selection / It's so good that you might get an e-xtra mince pie from mum!
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Wendy Testaburger does a version of the "Miss Susie" song in one episode.
--->Mrs. Landers was a health nut. She cooked food in a wok.\\
Mr. Harris was her boyfriend, and he had a great big\\
Cock-a-doodle-doodle, the rooster just won't quit\\
And I don't want my breakfast, because it tastes like\\
Shih Tzus make good house pets. They're cuddly and sweet.\\
Monkeys aren't good to have, because they like to beat their\\
Meeting in the office or meeting in the hall,\\
The boss, he wants to see you so you can suck his\\
Balzac was a writer, he lived with Allen Funt\\
Mrs. Roberts didn't like him, but that's 'cause she's a\\
Contaminated water can really make you sick.\\
Your bladder gets infected, and blood comes out your\\
Dictate what I'm saying, 'cause it will bring you luck\\
And if you all don't like it, I don't give a flying [[SubvertedTrope fuck]].
** From the episode "Royal Pudding"
---> '''"The Giant" [[spoiler: a.k.a. Scott the Giant Dick]]:''' ''[deep voice]'' FEE! FI! FO! FUM! I SMELL KRAFT DINNER!
** TheMovie contains the [[CampGay Big Gay Al]] song "I'm Super", which refrains from using the word "gay" until the TruckDriversGearChange final chorus.
** Also from the movie:
-->''When Brian Boitano traveled through time\\
To the year three-thousand-ten,\\
He fought the evil robot king\\
And saved us all again\\
When Brian Boitano built the pyramids\\
He beat up Kubla Khan,\\
'Cause Brian Boitano doesn't take shit from an - y bo - dy...''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'':
** The second verse of the theme song:
--->'''Adam:''' Bull shark! Porcupine! I don't know what!\\
Going to this school's a pain in the--\\
'''Jake:''' Adam!\\
'''Adam:''' What? I was gonna say "neck."\\
'''Jake:''' Oh. That's okay, then.
** The painful thing about this is that the show can't go thirty seconds without a butt joke. Censoring it in the theme song is rather misleading.
** "Animal School Musical"... in one song Jake is singing, he subverts every single rhyme. And the song is about his incapability to rhyme.
* In the 'Dad's A Spaz' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Waynehead}}'' when Damey accidentally bumped the Candy Machine and Toof eats a chocolate:
-->'''Toof:''' I went somewhere down the hall\\
I got Chocolate on the wall\\
I wipe up, To make a mess\\
If it's a job, We do... Uh, we do all the time?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** An episode {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this, with Timmy being sent to the planet Yugopotamia, which has been conquered by the Gigglepies, an alien species that wear cuteness and rhyming [[PlanetOfHats as a hat]]. When Timmy inquires to their overlord about what they will do to their planet:
-->'''Overlord:''' We'll do what we always do, blow the planet up and move on to the next one! [[EvilSoundsDeep ISN'T THAT CUTE?]]
-->'''Timmy:''' That's horrible! And it didn't rhyme!
-->'''Overlord:''' [to the Gigglepies] He's on to us! GET HIM.
** Another example comes from "Merry Wishmas"
--->I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas\\
Not one thing that was on my list\\
Things under our tree\\
That we never wanted to see\\
And at Santa, we're all really... mad!
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': 47's told in verse, except the last line which is not. Don't worry, folks, he wouldn't curse, but see the twist this cat hath...made:
-->'''Garfield:''' And now, this tale I must suspend / For I have come to...the finish.
--->"Fit For A King"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "30 Minutes over Tokyo":
--->'''Homer Simpson''': I once knew a man from Nantucket...\\
'''Bart''': And?\\
'''Homer''': Let's just say the stories about him are greatly exaggerated.
** There once was a rapping tomato. That's right, I said rapping tomato. He rapped all day, from April to May...and also, guess what, [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror it was me]]]].
** Also from "Fat Man and Little Boy" with its own version of 'Miss Susie' with Homer eavesdropping:
-->'''Lisa and Jamie:''' ''[singing and rhyming]'' Miss Lucy had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell. Miss Lucy went to Heaven and the steamboat went to--\\
'''Homer:''' ''[{{Gasp}}s]''\\
'''Lisa and Jamie:''' Hello operator, get me number 9, and if you disconnect me, I'll chop off your be--\\
'''Homer:''' ''[more gasps]''\\
'''Lisa and Jamie:''' --hind the refrigerator, there was a piece of glass, Miss Lucy sat upon it and cut her big, fat-\\
'''Homer:''' ''[gasps, then passes out]''\\
'''Lisa and Jamie:''' Ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more--\\
''[Lisa gets hit by a spitball]''\\
'''Lisa:''' Ow! Spitballs!
** And from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart Sells His Soul]]":
--->'''Sherri and Terri''': Bart sold his soul, and that's just swell,\\
Now he's going straight to...\\
Hello, operator, give me number nine.
** In "Homer Loves Flanders", there's a football player named Stan "The Boy" Taylor.
--->'''Crowd:''' STAN! STAN! HE'S OUR BOY! IF HE CAN'T DO IT, NO ONE...''[{{Beat}}]'' WILL!
** In an early episode, Krusty's child literacy campaign is entitled "Give a hoot, Read a book!" That one takes a while to spot.
** Have no fear, [=SpringShield=]'s present!
* The Musical Recap of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot's'' 3rd season features these lyrics:
--> '''Actor Dot''': But Megabyte betrayed Bob and\\
He threw him deep inside the pit\\
The pit was closed\\
and Bob was hosed\\
and all that he could say was\\
'''Actor Bob''': Noooo!
* ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' does this after becoming [[TrappedInTVLand trapped in a cartoon.]] He speaks in rhyme throughout the entire sequence, until:
-->''To be first in the soil which erupts in a coil\\
Of trees, vines, and grasses all brought to a boil\\
Wait, it's different somehow 'cause this land isn't mine\\
And my brain has been freed, I'm not thinking in...poetry stuff.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode "Yak in the Sac", the CloudCuckooLander Yak (a TastesLikeDiabetes parody to Creator/DrSeuss's ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'') attempts to ensnare the beavers by having them speak in rhymes. Norbert is in his thrall already, but Dagget resists:
-->'''Yak:''' You sure are a clever guy. Now just follow Nob and I\\
'''Norb:''' Dag I think you're really neat\\
I like to sit and watch you eat\\
It's cold in here, turn up the--\\
'''Dag:''' He--music.\\
'''Yak:''' LET'S TRY AGAIN! Let's not cast blame, but this time Dag, just say your name!\\
'''Norb:''' It looks like a good baguette, please give some to brother--\\
'''Dag:''' Da--your name.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Pinky,]] [[ReTool Elymra]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain and the Brain]]'' contains a song with these lyrics:
-->A chance
-->To jump in someone else's arms!
* In the 'Ghost Bride' episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' when Arnold reads the tombstone:
-->'''Epitaph:''' Here lies Cynthia Snell.\\
She lived her life and went straight to--\\
'''Arnold:''' Huh. I can't read the rest.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'':
** An episode set in medieval times with Pinky as a minstrel constantly missing obvious rhymes. In the climax Brain must choose between providing the right rhyme or completing the spell that will allow him to take over the world. [[StatusQuoIsGod Guess what he does.]]
** Another episode has Brain trying to write a musical. He gets stuck trying to rhyme the word "June" despite obvious inspiration all around him. He decides to change the word to "April". Later in the episode, we hear the song he was writing, and discover that somehow he had failed to notice that he already had ''several dozen rhymes for "June" all sung in a row'' leading up to "April". And then he doesn't even bother to rhyme "April"!
* From the ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}'' song "The Boney King of Nowhere":
-->...Two mice came up from somewhere behind their Royal chum
-->They said, Dear King
-->Here is a thing
-->To warm the royal...
-->And stop you feeling numb
-->(For the non-British: the missing word is 'bum', which means 'bottom'.)
* ''WebAnimation/BeachedAz'' has the song sung to the stingray.
-->So now you know your problem you can deal with your emotion,
-->and have a better life when you return to the...sea
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "Ye Olde Shakespeare Dinner Theatre," Dan gloats over his victory thusly:
-->"I've made you cry, your theatre is burnt!\\
It lies in ruin, plain for all to see\\
And now it seems your lesson has been learnt\\
That should teach you not to mess with DAN!"
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'':
** In one episode the boys visit a cafe with a stage, and Butt-Head steps in and says some rhymes.
--->There was once a man from Venus, with a rocket ship for a…uhh...wiener.
** The episode, "At the Movies", when a cop shoots his foot and Butt-Head picks up the toes:
--->This little piggy went to market,\\
This little piggy stayed home,\\
This little piggy had roast beef,\\
And this little piggy shot a big-ass hole through his foot.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'' songs about Woofster has a chorus with verses that end with "strong" and "word". They don't even remotely rhyme.
* This pops in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''.
-->Poe: The bats will not harm you, I told them, "Let pass!" The ghouls are a problem, best watch your...
-->Poe: ...Em... bottom...
* This one in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', in a parody of "Casey at the Bat":
-->'''Sylvester''': Oh, somewhere in this favored land,\\
the sun is shining bright.\\
The band is playing somewhere,\\
and, somewhere, hearts are light.\\
And, somewhere, men are laughing,\\
and somewhere, children shout,\\
but there's no joy in Acme Acres.\\
Mighty Buster has ... hit a home run!
** Lampshaded by both Sylvester and Buster.
-->'''Sylvester''': Say! That's not the way the poem goes!\\
'''Buster''': You're expecting me to strike out? I'm the star of this show!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings," after [[DealWithTheDevil the Robot Devil]] reveals that [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe he tricked Leela into agreeing to marry him]]]]:
-->'''[[ActionGirl Leela]]:''' That isn't what I meant!/That isn't what I signed!
-->'''Robot Devil:''' You should have checked the wording in the fiiine!...priiint!
* The "Baxter Day" song from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' ChristmasSpecial ''Arthur's Perfect Christmas'' has this-- "We could just sleep late if that's what we wanted to do. We could even stay in pajamas all day and maybe eat a snack or... five."
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Simple Ways", where Rarity falls for travel pony [[Main/{{Hipster}} Trenderhoof]], but Trenderhoof [[Main/LoveTriangle has a fascination with Applejack]]. Rarity tries to act like Applejack to win him over. We hear this gem from Trenderhoof:
--->'''Trenderhoof:''' Without farm life, there'd be much disparity\\
These thoughts I think with great clarity\\
Apples high to the sky,\\
She's the one of my eye!\\
That fruit-hauling pony named... Applejack!
** In one episode Rarity says "Without this key hidden stitch, (the headdress) is just a..." but then says "I'm trying to think of a nicer way to say 'big bummer'."
* From the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Coach Steven," during [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]]'s song:
-->''And can't you see that she's out of control and over-zealous?''\\
''I'm telling you for your own good, and not because I'm--''\\
(Pearl blushes, then moves on to the next line of song)
** In "Mr. Greg":
-->'''Greg''': You're having fun!\\
'''Pearl''': More or less.\\
'''Greg''': ''(takes her)'' So dance with me, just say-\\
'''Pearl''': ''(pulls away)'' ''No!''
** The show's ThemeTune can ''feel'' like a subverted rhyme, depending on where you mentally put the line breaks. If you break after "people of this world," the last line is "believe in Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl," and the "and Steven!" is Steven tacking himself on where he doesn't belong. But if you break after "believe in," then "Steven" rhymes perfectly. The rhythm of the song allows for either, [[spoiler:while the title sequence visuals imply the first interpretation before the Season Two changes, the second after]].
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'': The male pets have a song about how great it is being a guy (as the girls are having a [[GirlsNightOutEpisode girls' day out]]). During the song, Sunil has a hard time coming up with a rhyme in time.
-->'''Sunil:''' ''If you're a guy,''\\
''You can spend all your time''\\
''In a coat and a tie''\\
''Singing lyrics that...sound very good with the other lyrics...''\\
[[LampshadeHanging Oh, what can I say, musical theater was never my strong suit.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' song "Sir Topham Hatt":
-->His name is Sir Topham Hatt,
-->Some people say he's *ahem* ''stout''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'': Sashi's segment of the "North Pole Down" song.
--> Yes, we're breaking out of here for Christmas!
--> I won't be trapped by cages, bars, or walls!
--> When I get out, I'll make the bad guys pay!
--> I'll fight and punch and kick them in the... knees.
* From ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' when the school's cheerleaders visit [[BornUnlucky Milo]] in the hospital:
-->'''Cheerleaders:''' ''Milo, Milo, get well soon/Your presence today was very supportive!''
-->'''Cheerleader 1:''' ...Yeah, we wrote that one in the hall.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' as Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt are in a mishmash of fairy tales.
-->'''Filburt:''' (as a giant) Fee fi fo fum... something stinks!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': {{Parodied| Trope}} in one episode when Mr. Cat is singing a rap song with words ending in "uck".
-->'''Mr. Cat''':[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar I really couldn't give a f-]]\\
'''Kaeloo''': MISTER CAT!\\
'''Mr. Cat''': I meant truck! Firetruck!
* From ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'':
-->'''Carolyn's Date''': I'm the only albino rhino gyno I know!
-->'''Princess Carolyn''': Oh, great, you're also a wine addict!

* From a birthday card, with the last word on the inside:
-->Jack wasn't nimble. Jack wasn't quick.\\
He sat on your cake and burned his...corduroys.
* Inspired by the classical nursery rhyme:
-->Mary had a little lamb\\
and she also had a duck,\\
she put them on the mantelpiece\\
to see if they would f[[spoiler:all off]]
** A similar rhyme:
-->Mary had a little lamb\\
She kept it very well\\
One day she fed it dynamite\\
And blew it all to...pieces
** And another one
-->Mary had a little lamb\\
She kept it in a bucket\\
And every time the lamb got out\\
The sheepdog tried to...put it back in again
* An alliterative example: [[TextbookHumor A number of popular science writers]] are fond of describing the basic drives of all animals (including humans) as involving the "Four F's: Feeding, Fighting, Fleeing, and Reproducing."
* ''Roses are red'' \\
''Violets are blue'' \\
''I'm schizophrenic'' \\
''So am I!''
** ''Roses are red'' \\
''Violets are blue'' \\
''I've got Multiple Personality Disorder''\\
''And so do we!''
*** ''Roses are red'' \\
''Violets are blue'' \\
''I've got Dissociative Identity Disorder''\\
''For goodness' sake settle on a bloody name for what we've got already!''
** ''Roses are red'' \\
''Poppies are red'' \\
''The grass is all red'' \\
''[[Series/MockTheWeek SHIT THE GARDEN'S ON FIRE!]]''
*** ''Violets aren't blue'' \\
''These poems are lazy'' \\
''Political correctness''\\
''Is driving us mad.''
*** ''Roses are red''\\
''Violets are blue''\\
''Most poems rhyme''\\
''This one does not''
** ''Roses are red''\\
''Violets are blue''\\
''Now you know your flowers!''
** ''Roses are grey''\\
''Violets are grey''\\
''I am a dog''
** ''Roses are red''\\
''Violets are blue''\\
''This poem's too short.''\\
''The end.''
** ''Roses are red''\\
''Violets are blue''\\
''I have a gun''\\
''Get in the van''
* A piece of bathroom graffiti, riffing on a classic piece of bathroom graffiti.
--> ''Here I sit,''\\
''Came to shit,''\\
''But my girlfriend dumped me.''
* Songs that avert naughty words in this manner are called "teasing songs". Yet another example:
-->[[http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/mp3s/field-work/other-collections/mcwilliam-collection/04-songs-3-foul/violets3.txt Suzanne was a lady]] with plenty of class
-->Who knocked the boys dead when she wiggled her
-->Eyes at the fellows as girls sometimes do
* Here's a limerick:
-->There once was a lady from Brunt
-->Who stood in water up to her knees
-->This poem doesn't rhyme yet
-->But wait 'til the tide comes in
* Another one:
-->There once was an old man named Chuck
-->Who loved a lady from Innsbruck
-->"She's too pretty for me,"
-->He said morosely,
-->"But I wish I could get her to go on a nice walk down the road so we could really get to know each other."
* A non-limerick by Trad (or his brother Anon)
-->There was a young lady from Bude\\
Who went for a swim in a pond\\
A man in a punt\\
Stuck his pole in the water\\
And said "you can't swim here, it's private".
* Or how about:
-->There was a young poet of Mainz\\
Whose limericks had no last lines.\\
When asked why this was,\\
He said "it's because
* In a similar vein:
-->There was a young man of Arnoux\\
Whose limericks stopped at line two.
* And taking this train of thought until it hits the buffers:
-->There was a young man of Verdun,
* Of course, we won't even mention the limerick about Emperor Nero.
* Similar:
-->There was a man from Rome\\
Who daily composed a poem\\
Try as he might\\
He just couldn't quite\\
Stop from putting too many words in the last line, it sounded awful.
* Subverted rhyme, HeavyMeta, and SophisticatedAsHell:
-->The limerick, peculiar to English\\
Proved exceedingly hard to extinguish\\
When Congress in session\\
Decreed its suppression\\
People got around it by writing the last line without any rhyme or meter.
* [[http://skribenten.tripod.com/songs/Florence.html Going with the Florence]] (second verse)
* [[http://www.dragon-realms.com/index.php?board=7;action=printpage;threadid=584 The Dragon's Lamentable Love]]
* A camp song:
-->Little Miss-Miss, went out to pi--
-->--ck, some flowers;
-->She waded in grass, up to her aaa--
-->She went to the coop, to take a pooo--
-->--rr, little chicken out;
-->Little Miss-Miss, went out to pick, some flowers.
* Then of course, there was the song about the 'Three Jolly Fishermen', and one verse has them,
-->'All going down to Amster--SHHH!
-->We must not say that naughty word;
-->Must not say that naughty word;
-->They all went down to Amster--SHH!!!'
** Gleefully subverted in the next verse, however:
-->'We're gonna say it anyway;
-->Gonna say it anyway;
-->They all went down to Amster-damn!!!'
* There are many Russian kids' songs (made ''by'' kids, not ''[[MoralGuardians for]]'' kids, of course) of this kind, with a varying grade of obscenity. The basic translation of one here:
-->There's a statue on a rock,
-->And that statue has no--
-->[[DoubleSubversion Don't you dare to spoil my rhymes!]] (Note: in Russian it rhymes better)
-->That one statue has no COCK!
** Translated another one:
-->Lo! The bushes are a-wagging!
-->What're they doing in there? --
-->''[[SubvertedTrope SHAGGING!]]''
-->Don't you dare to spoil the merries!
-->There's a bear searching for berries!
** There are also many rhymes/songs of the following type; for example:
-->I'm a di--
-->I'm a di[[spoiler:gnified young troper,]]
-->I have fu--
-->I have fu[[spoiler:n writing this song.]]
-->I like boo--
-->I like boo[[spoiler:ze and Creator/TerryPratchett,]]
-->Yes, my co--
-->Yes, my co[[spoiler:mment skill is huge]] ;)
-->And my ba-
-->And my ba[[spoiler:dger ate a pickle.]]
-->Then my nu-
-->Then my nu[[spoiler:tball grandpa died. (What, you thought it would make sense?).]]
** There are also so called "Eve Verses". A bit hard to translate (or, rather, compose new ones), but here is an attempt:
-->Old Lady Jill was out of luck
-->She looked for someone young to...''dance''
-->But they were no type for romance
-->They only cared for smoking crack.
* A cheer that goes like this:
--> Rah Rah Ree!
-->Kick 'em in the knee!
-->Rah Rah Ras!
-->Kick 'em in the [[spoiler:other knee]]!
** And similarly:
-->Cigarette ashes! Cigarette butts!
-->We've got your team by the [[spoiler:knees]]!
** And yet again:
-->We like warm beer and cold duck!
-->But most of all we like to fffffff[[spoiler:ight, team, fight!]] (The drawn-out "fffffff" is essential for maximum amusement of the juvenile minds performing the cheer.)
* That playground classic "Charlie had a Pigeon":
-->Charlie had a pigeon,
-->A pigeon, a pigeon.
-->Charlie had a pigeon,
-->A pigeon he had.
-->It flew in the morning,
-->It flew in the night,
-->And when it came home
-->It was covered in Sh-
-->-Charlie had a pigeon...
* 30 Days hath Septober
--> April, June and No-wonder
--> All the rest have peanut butter
--> Except Grandma
--> 'Cus she rides a tricycle
* Australian comedy group Music/TheAxisOfAwesome, in their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmh-0E5BjU "What Would Jesus Do?"]]
-->Can you heal a leper
-->Or feed a crowd with fish and bread?
-->Can you walk on water?
-->Did you rise from the dead?
-->Did you give your life up to save humans from bad luck?
-->Were you born a virgin birth or did your parents[[{{Beat}} --]]have sex?
* The Scared Weird Little Guys do a similar thing with their comedic song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mt1iQQVCZs&feature=related Christmas Day]] At least until the very end...
* A Lipton ice tea commercial featuring a singing fish has a great averted rhyme.
-->Now you can make a tasty ''dish''
-->'Cause tea with citrus goes great with--''chicken''
* Another Mary poem:
-->Mary had a little skirt,
-->A slit went up its side,
-->And every time she wore the skirt,
-->The boys could see her thigh.
-->Mary had another skirt,
-->The slit went up its front,
-->But she didn't wear that one very often.
* We must not forget:
-->Ms. Lucy had a steamboat
-->The steamboat had a bell
-->Ms. Lucy went to Heaven
-->The steamboat went to -
-->Hello Operator,
-->Please give me number nine
-->And if you disconnect me
-->I'll chop off your -
-->Behind the 'fridgerator
-->There was a piece of glass
-->Ms. Lucy sat upon it
-->And broke her little -
-->Ask me no more questions...
:: And so on.
* Popular jump rope game a while ago;
-->There was a man named Tiger Woods.
-->He had the cash, he had the goods.
-->Tiger Woods had all the luck.
-->How many women did he...HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH?
* An older jump rope rhyme:
--> "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_J._Beachey Lincoln Beachey]] thought it was a dream \\
To go up to heaven in a flying machine. \\
The machine broke down, and down he fell, \\
Instead of going to heaven he went to-- \\
Lincoln Beachey thought it was a dream..."
* There is a Dutch poem which for the whole of the poem actually changes words to rhyme with the previous line. It's about a knight going to rescue a damsel from a dragon. The dragon agrees to let her go if the knight composes a verse on them - he doesn't get her: he can't rhyme.
* The Alphabet Song, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtFXYvNIxws the singer pronounces "zee" as "zed"]].[[note]]Or pronounces "zed" correctly.[[/note]] Also, in the final part of the song, "[=ABCs=]" doesn't rhyme with "me" or "zee".
--> Q, R, S, \\
T, U, V, \\
W, X, \\
Y, and ''zed''.
* The playground Spanish song "Pican, pican los mosquitos" starts always with the same four verses, and then it's up to the singer. The song is very popular, and has been covered by several artists:
--> Pican, pican los mosquitos[[note]]The mosquitos bite and bite[[/note]]
--> Pican con gran disimulo[[note]]They bite with great dissimulation.[[/note]]
--> Unos pican por delante (o 'en la cara')[[note]]Some of them bite on the front of your body (or 'on your face')[[/note]]
--> Y otros pican en el cu... ando...[[note]]And some of them bite on your... And then the following word starts with "Cu" (usually Cuando (when)), as the word in Spanish for "butt".[[/note]]
* The military cadence known as "Swing With Lulu" contains the following verses, among others:
-->Lulu's got a boyfriend
-->Her boyfriend's got a truck
-->Lulu shifts the gears
-->Her boyfriend likes to... steer
-->Some folks like the fishin'
-->Some folks like to hunt
-->When I am with Lulu
-->I'm always in her... car
* At a certain public university in a certain eastern state, the men's glee club there maintained a deep repertoire of old and creatively dirty songs, one of which -- called "High Above a Coopie's Garter" -- employed an unusual version of this trope. The eight-line first verse, which the rhyme scheme clearly indicates should build toward the final word "...ass," instead ends with "...hmmmm." The second verse is then eight lines of humming, until the final word -- "...''ass''."
* A rare and unusual CCG instance: In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', there are a group of creatures within the Fungus tribe, called Thallids, that collect spore counters and use them to produce Saproling tokens. The game has a wide variety of thallids, including the original [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=184711 Thallid]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=128944 Psychotrope Thallid]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=106643 Savage Thallid]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=116743 Deathspore Thallid]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=124508 Pallid... Mycoderm]].
* The German variant of the Lady of Brunt and the raising tide would be the joke with the angler who is fishing for bass. (No translation required, as it works identically in English.)