Let's face it, the era of silly novelty songs is pretty much over -- really, the presence of the occasional "What Does the Fox Say?" is a case of the exception proving the rule. The only outlet at this point is Dr. Demento who continues to produce a weekly online radio show featuring, no doubt, plenty of songs that are silly but not necessarily solely comedic in intent.
So I sort of think that Michael and the Rockness Monsters' "Mr. Pickle" (off Funny Faces) would be an excellent addition to an upcoming Dr. Demento playlist. The song features the nasally ramblings of the titular character and his musings on his way to leading the pickle parade. And that's about it. No homilies about changing the world, or feeling good about yourself, or standing up to bullies. Just a song about a talking pickle. And now, a video that gives visual life to those silly lyrics. Bless 'em, we need a few more songs like that. And maybe Dr. Demento back on the radio.
Michael and the Rockness Monsters - "Mr. Pickle" [YouTube]