Goodnight Keith Moon & Other Twisted Kids Book Parodies


Remember the kid’s book Goodnight Moon? So many of us have fond memories of being lulled to sleep by this comforting classic.

“In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of — the cow jumping over the Moon” – Goodnight Moon

Well, brace yourself, because comedians Bruce Worden and Clare Cross have parodied the old favorite and the result is warped. Goodnight Keith Moon — not to be confused with the fantastic biography from Moon’s chaffeur, Full Moon — gives us new-found gems to fall asleep to (and have awful, cold-sweat inducing nightmares about, of course). A sampling? “And two broken sticks/and a pile of sick.” Ah, poetry.

But wait, there’s more where that came from.

“In the great green room there was a telephone and a dead Keith Moon and a picture of — Townsend jumping over the moon” –Goodnight Keith Moon

You can listen them to read the entire macabre tale above.

In a similar vein, we’re sure My First Rave: Fun with “X” would make for a really intimate book report.

The Mysterious Ticking Noise is a guilty pleasure for Harry Potter fans (and haters). This installment in the finger-puppet series ends with a pipe bomb.

Dude, They’re Gonna Chop Your Balls Off! is a special one for Sparky — and an ideal way to start that awkward conversation about where little puppies come from.

5. With Horton Hires a Ho! we’re confident that poor Theodor Seuss Geisel is rolling in his grave. “On the fifteenth of June, in the slums of the Valley/With his dirty coke spoon, in the dark of an alley…”