I'm the only gay Eskimo
I'm the only one I know
I'm the only gay Eskimo
In my tribe

I go out seal hunting with my best friend Tarka
But all want to do is get into his parka

I'm the only gay Eskimo
In my tribe

Well me and Nukflukchukbuk
We both like blubber
But me I've got this crazy fetish for rubber

I'm the only gay Eskimo
In my tribe

I make a wish on the Northern Lights
That I can find a decent pair of whaleskin tights

I'm the only gay Eskimo
In my tribe

And the seals they sing now...
[seal noises]

These cold winter nights
Are taking their toll
I even get excited when I see the North Pole
See the North Pole...

I'm the only gay Eskimo
Only gay Eskimo
I'm the only one I know
The only one I know-oh-oh-oh
I'm the only gay Eskimo
In my tribe


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    General CommentThis isn't Tenacious D. This was some of the Saturday Night Live cast doing one of their funny songs. And i guess they called themselves Corky and The Juice Pigs or whatever.
    SystemOfADown479on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNope, this is a Canadian band called Corky and the Juice Pigs, they have ot to my knowledge appeared ever on SNL, but they have appeared on MAdTV. Yall prolly have some downloadedor burned copies of the song well those are miss labeled Sorry, they ahve sevarl Fan site onthe web if you look.
    TheIcemanon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust like everybody labels all their funny songs "Weird Al." *twitches*

    Love these guys. I guess there is such a thing as good Canadian music. ;-)
    diabolusmaguson June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhere's the rest of this song? the part with the cars, bob dylan, van morrison... or is that not part of the real song? (i only know the live version, but i love it :-D)
    scheisseon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song fucking cracks the hell out of me.
    Luvlie53on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the lead singer of corky and the juice pigs is

    Kevin Pollak from "the usual suspects"
    fuckin hilarios song, just bizarre, but they do great impersonations.
    Timmon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's not Kevin Pollak or even Kevin Spacey. The lead singer's name is Sean Cullen and he happens to be one of my favorite stand up comedians. You should check out his "food of your choice" song if you can find it.
    Kaguthon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe end where they sing in the voices of different artists is the best part.
    weezerific:cutleryon December 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy friend sent this to me and told me it was the D, and jus now i realized it sounds nothing like Jack Black.... so i looked here, and it isnt. hysterical though, especially that dylan impersonation at the end
    purplehaze8xon February 05, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThere is indeed a live version of this song in which the singers try out the styles of various other singers at the end, but there's also a studio version on a Doctor Demento CD in which they just sing it straight (to turn a phrase ironically). Each version has its own merits, as the live version allows them to yuck it up with the audience, but the studio version is sung much more mournfully, making its theme that much more ludicrous.

    The humor of this song comes from the bizarre juxtaposition of things that don't usually go together, in this case gayness and Eskimos. Not too many people think of Eskimo culture as being particularly homoerotic in any way, and the rather ascetic lifestyle we tend to imagine Eskimos living doesn't leave much room for the kind of flamboyancy we usually attribute to gay subcultures.

    Hence the jokes about the whaleskin tights and the rubber fetish: where could an Eskimo possibly develop extravagant fetishes like that? Likewise, the North Pole is the only even vaguely phallic concept that one can associate with Eskimo culture, so it's funny to hear anyone claiming that this tenuous connection of the North Pole to homoeroticism somehow allows him to "see" it even though it's a purely abstract object.

    How any of this is possible is thus left entirely to our imagination, where the explanation is bound to be far more hilarious than any account the singer can give of it.
    Inyarearon August 30, 2009   Link

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