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40 (parody version of Bo's "30")

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

Hey, everyone!


Since I am turning the big 4-0 today (ugh), I wanted to share a reworking of "30" that I've been honing since August last year. Enjoy!



"40" by Jessica Friedman (Bo Burnham Historian)


I used to skip for miles. I used to bike for fun.

I used to swing my swing and smile, and tan while at the beach in the sun. (ah)

But now I'm turning 40...No!


I used to live in Park Slope

Got used to meeting hipsters who weren't used to using much soap

then we'd watch an indie film or a play

(Yeah, I saw some things that weren't cartoons)

But now I'm turning 40

God, Goddammit


I'm turning 40, I'm turning 40!


When she was 37, my mom had four kids and a house.

When I was 37, I flew to Disney for a Mouse.

Oh, great. How am I forty?


I used to make fun of the boomers, in retrospect a bit too much.

Now all these loser zoomers are telling me that I’m out of touch?

Oh, yeah? Well, all of your cell phone apps are spying on you whether you like it or not. Okay? So when you regret everything you posted in your 30s, don't come crawling back to m-


I'm turning 40, I'm turning 40!


And now my stupid kids are having friends sleep over

My stupid kids are having friends sleep over (3X)

And now my stupid kids are having friends sleep over

My stupid kids are having friends sleep over (3X)

stupid, loud and boring kids sleep over.


It's '22 and I am 40, I'll do another 10.

'32 means I'll be 50 and buy a house then.


EDIT: My friend Kiki did an AMAZING cover of my parody song (woo-hoo!). You can check it out here!



And you can read more about their YouTube career and fabulous Bo covers in our interview here.


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Kim Scott Leinad
Kim Scott Leinad
01 août 2022

Love this!

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Stand-Up Comedy Historian
Stand-Up Comedy Historian
08 févr. 2023
En réponse à

Thanks so much, Kim! 🥰

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