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Rachel Parris singing the Hokey Cokey to the tune of Radiohead’s Creep works far better than it should

Comedian Rachel Parris is probably most well known for her stand-up shows and her ‘news’ presenting on The Mash Report, but she’s also an accomplished musician who plays the piano to a very high standard.

Her musical training was undoubtedly very useful when she appeared on the long-running Radio 4 comedy I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and was given the challenge of singing the words of the Hokey Cokey to the tune of Radiohead‘s sombre hit Creep.

Here’s how she got on.

@rachelsarahparris The nerds will surely appreciate the way “Ra ra ra” rits into “run, run, run” Latest episode of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on @BBC Sounds now! #musicalcomedy #musicalparody #mashup #comedy #britishcomedy #britishhumour #imsorryihaventaclue #bbcradiocomedy #bbcradio #funny #rachelparris #jackdee #comedian #singer ♬ original sound – Rachel Sarah Parris

That has to be some form of brain gym. TikTok users approved.

Probably the best one that’s ever been done. Absolutely smashed it.

This is brilliant but it’s ruined Creep for me.

Chills! Would listen to them entire hokey-cokey like this.
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What a voice! This is brilliant.
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I came for the comedy but loved your singing! Was not expecting that.

Got the Yorke whine perfect.

If that honestly wasn’t practiced it is sheer genius.

Rachel was good enough to share the clip on Twitter/X, where it got the love it deserved.






A TikTok user named Rhi was reminded of a previous I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue masterpiece.

My entire life is lived waiting for perfect matches like this. It’s up there with David Mitchell’s Whiter Shade of Pale to the tune of the Muppet Show.

Let’s see if they’re right.


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