Song Lyric Sunday – Lunch Lady Land

The fun prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, provided by Di of Pensitivity101, is ‘Novelty Songs’. Over the years there have been many that fit this category. Some are really funny and others are just plain stupid. If you are a fan of the long-running TV show, Saturday Night Live, then you should remember Adam Sandler singing the Lunch Lady song and featuring the very funny, late Chris Farley as the Lunch Lady herself. Who can forget the chorus? “Sloppy Joe, Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe”

Adam Sandler wrote the song & lyrics and performed it for one of the show’s skits and it became an instant classic. The song was on Sandler’s Album: “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You!”

Enjoy it and have a great Sunday.

The Lyrics

"This is a song..."
"This is uhh, This is a new song..."
"It's through the eyes of one of the greatest people alive, I feel..."
"The Lunchlady"
[Laughing]

Woke up in the morning
Put on my new plastic glove
Served some reheated salisbury steak
With a little slice of love
Got no clue what the chicken pot pie is made of
Just know everything's doing fine
Down here in Lunchlady Land

Well I wear this net on my head
Cause my red hair is fallin' out
I wear these brown orthopedic shoes
Cause I got a bad case of the gout
I know you want seconds on the corndogs
But there's no reason to shout
Everybody gets enough food
Down here in Lunchlady Land

Well yesterday's meatloaf is today's sloppy joes
And my breath reeks of tuna
And there's lots of black hairs coming out of my nose
In Lunchlady Land your dreams come true
Clouds made of carrots and peas
Mountains built of shepherds pie
And rivers made of macaroni and cheese
But don't forget to return your trays
And try to ignore my gum disease
No student can escape the magic of Lunchlady Land

Hoagies & grinders, hoagies & grinders
Hoagies & grinders, hoagies & grinders
Navy beans, navy beans, navy beans
Hoagies & grinders, hoagies & grinders
Navy beans, navy beans
Meatloaf sandwich
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe

Well I dreamt one morning
That I woke up to see
All the pepperoni pizza
Was a-looking at me
It screamed, why do you burn me
And serve me up cold
I said I got the spatula
Just do what you're told
Then the liver & onions
Started joining the fight
And the chocolate pudding
Pushed me with all its might
And the chop suey slapped me
And it kicked me in the head
It's called revenge Lunchlady
Said the garlic bread
I said what did I do
To make you all so mad
They said you got flabby arms
And your breath is bad
Then the green beans said
You better run and hide
But then my friend sloppy joe came
And joined my side
He said if it wasn't for the Lunchlady
The kids wouldn't eatcha
You should be shakin' her hand
And sayin' please to meet ya
She gives you a purpose
And she gives you a goal
You should be kissin' her feet
And kissin' her mole
Now all the angry foods
Just leave me alone
And we all live together
In a happy home

Thanks to
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe
Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe

[Spoken]
Well me & sloppy joe got married
We got six kids and we're doing' just fine
Down in Lunchlady Land

Written by Adam Sandler
Courtesy of Genius Lyrics

  16 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Lunch Lady Land

  1. September 11, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Chris Farley was an absolute panic. Not just here, but in general. Felt so bad when he died.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2022 at 12:31 am

      I thought he was so funny. It was sad when he died. Do you remember his Matt Foley, The man in the van down by the river? Hilarious.

      • September 12, 2022 at 2:32 pm

        The real Matt Foley is a priest friend of his who showed up at Second City one night. Chris saw him in the audience and used his name for the motivational speaker, and it stuck. That skit with Matt showing up at to run an intervention at a family’s house is an utter classic, maybe the funniest one in the show’s history.

  2. September 11, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Never heard this before. What a hoot!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2022 at 12:52 am

      Thanks Di. I don’t think you get the Saturday Night Live show in the UK. ☺️💕

      • September 12, 2022 at 12:07 pm

        No we didn’t. But we don’t have a TV now and anything watched is usually via youtube.

  3. September 11, 2022 at 11:50 am

    So funny! I remember the song but not the video or skit on SNL. Of course Adam Sandler is a favorite whatever he does. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2022 at 12:59 am

      Thank you Barbara. Chris Farley was so funny as the Lunch Lady 🤣

  4. September 11, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Simply hilarious Christine, great choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 12, 2022 at 1:00 am

      Thanks Jim. It was very funny 🤣

  5. September 11, 2022 at 5:52 am

    That one hadn’t crossed the pond so I’d never seen it before. I love the way Adam Sandler is struggling to keep it together.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2022 at 9:28 am

      Thanks for stopping by Clive. Sandler did quite a few musical skits in SNL this one was hilarious because of Chris Farley. It brought back memories of school lunches – yuk! 🤣

  6. September 11, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Adam Sandler looks so young in this video!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

      I know right? I was trying to remember when it was. Early 2000s maybe?

  7. September 11, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Never seen this before Christine – I thought I was losing the plot when I saw a dancing slice of pizza…and then came dancing liver and onions. I love musical comedy.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

      It was all about school lunch ladies Mel and all the crappy food we were served back then 🤣. It was a good laugh!

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