"Mope" pronounced "mow pe" is a word developed by Thomas Ellis Schott (Foothill High School Class of '78) in the 1990s to describe someone who is less intelligent or efficient than yourself, usually while walking or driving. It is a derogatory term and commonly used as a noun. It is usually immediately preceded by the phrase "check out this..." or "look at this..." followed by pointing to a person causing a short delay.
"Mope" (pronounced "mo-peh") is also a local name for the Spondias mombin Yellow Mombin ( )
Single by Bloodhound Gang
from the album
Hooray for Boobies
September 5, 2000
Comedy rap, alternative hip hop, rapcore, punk rock
Jimmy Franks, Geffen
Jimmy Pop, Falco, Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland, Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash, Mark O'Toole, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Bloodhound Gang singles chronology
Mope" is the fourth single released from American alternative hip hop band The Bloodhound Gang's 1999 album . The song and music video feature a man in a Hooray for Boobies Pac-Man suit, portrayed as being on crack.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Mope" (The Bloodhound Gang Mix)
"Mope" (The Pet Shop Boys 7" Remix)
"Mope" (The Swamp Remix)
"Fire Water Burn" (The Bloodhound Gang Remix)
The single also includes the "Cousin Mike" video for "
The Ballad Of Chasey Lain" and has track 6 listed as "Tic Tac Toe - Remus Pops Jefferson Game" which is a tic-tac-toe board design on the CD itself, with the centre hole representing the first move. In the liner notes the listener is encouraged to post the CD to Remus Pops Jefferson if they have no-one to play with - a postal address is included.
Samples [ edit ]
The song "Mope" features samples from
Falco's " Rock Me Amadeus", Metallica's " For Whom the Bell Tolls", Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax", the theme song, and Pac-Man Homer Simpson saying "Holy Macaroni" from " Treehouse of Horror VI".
Pop culture references [ edit ]
This song contains the Bloodhound Gang's usual crude and sexual humor, and several pop culture references. These include:
Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan, selected lyrics appear on cue cards in the video
Notorious B.I.G., a rapper
Tupac Shakur, a rapper
Falco, an Austrian rocker (The song also samples Falco's hit, " Rock Me Amadeus")
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a pop group (The song also samples the group's song, " Relax")
Metallica, The chorus' harmony line is Metallica's " For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Cold-Eeze, a cold medicine
, a Sweatin' to the Oldies Richard Simmons workout video.
, a TV show Golden Girls
Mayor McCheese, a McDonaldland character.
Shamrock Shake, a mint-flavored, green-colored milkshake McDonald's serves in March.
The Weather Channel, a TV station
, a TV show; the song also refers to three characters from the show (Rerun, Dee and Rog) What's Happening!!
Nutty Buddy, ice cream.
Silly Putty, a toy for children by Binney & Smith Inc
Spam, canned meat sold by Hormel
Colgate, a brand of toothpaste
, a magazine National Geographic
U.P.S., or United Parcel Service
, a TV show COPS
King Kong, a fictional giant gorilla
Tori Spelling, an actress
, a popular TV show from the '90's Party of Five
Luciano Pavarotti, an opera singer
Bo Jackson, a multi-sport professional athlete
Old Spice, a popular men's cologne
, a TV show My So-Called Life
Brut, a cologne by Faberge
Journey, a rock band
Mullet, a haircut
Flowbee, a vacuum-powered device made for cutting hair
Kirby Company, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer
, an animated TV series Jonny Quest
Etch-A-Sketch, a popular children's toy
Pac-Man, an arcade game developed by Namco
The Simpsons, Homer yelling "Holy Macaroni!" (from ) is sampled as the song fades out. Treehouse of Horror VI