Top 5 Beyoncé Lemonade Parodies

Script written by Michael Wynands Beyonce’s Lemonade album has sparked a cultural phenomenon. For this list, we'll be taking a quick look at the best of the best when it comes to mocking, teasing, or just having a laugh with or at parodies of Beyoncé's Lemonade. We're not saying it's worthy of mockery, but we're also not saying these aren't funny. We’ve included "Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!" from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, Lemonjames: A Visual Monologue, Lemonjames: A Visual Monologue from “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, Melanianade from the cast of SNL, Beyoncé Lemonade Late Night Aftermath from the Late Night with Seth Meyers and Ellen makes “Lemonade” from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
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Top 5 Lemonade (Beyoncé Album) Parodies


How do you know when you’ve created a work of true pop culture significance? Well, when it inspires parodies, of course! Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down the Top 5 Parodies of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”.

For this list, we'll be taking a quick look at the best of the best when it comes to mocking, teasing, or just having a laugh with or at parodies of Beyoncé's Lemonade. We're not saying it's worthy of mockery, but we're also not saying these aren't funny.

#5: Ellen Makes “Lemonade”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2003-)

Success in the entertainment industry can be measured by a number of metrics - Facebook likes, instagram followers, retweets, awards, yearly earnings, net worth and more. Alternatively, you can simply ask yourself… did Ellen see it? DeGeneres liked the accompanying film so much that pretended she was actually in it, editing herself into the infinitely rewatchable scene in which Beyoncé walks around smashing car windows. Ellen is obviously out of place, a fact she seemingly tried to highlight for comedic effect with shoddy editing. The end result however... is anything but, and is sure to please Ellen and Beyoncé fans alike.


#4: Beyoncé Lemonade Late Night Aftermath
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (2014-)

As Seth Meyers's parody highlights, Lemonade was all about empowerment. It may have been the musical expression through which Beyoncé took back control of her life following her husband’s reported infidelities, but the end result was so powerful that it resonated with women around the world. In this skit, it seems that the ladies behind Late Night with Seth Meyers have all found their inner Queen B, and are putting the men of the office firmly in their place. Delivering one on-the-mark laugh after another, it’s a parody that shows true respect for its source material.

#3: Melanianade
“Saturday Night Live” (1975-)

What do you do when, in the one hand, you’ve got a powerhouse album by one the music industry’s leading ladies exploring the themes of femininity and black identity, and in the other, a presidential candidate with a history of racist rhetoric and misogyny? You make comedic gold and title it “Melanianade”. In this bit, Emily Blunt and the SNL cast members impersonate the women in Trump’s life, and imbue them with the sort of female empowerment many have criticized them for lacking. It’s a hilarious, but poignant spoof that kills two relevant birds with one inspired stone.



#2: Lemonjames: A Visual Monologue
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (2015-)

As his Carpool Karaoke performances prove, Corden’s vocal talents are such that he could always have a career as a singer if the whole talk show thing doesn't work out. Naturally, a parody of Beyoncé’s Lemonade seemed inevitable for the British funny man. Yet, in an unexpected but inspired twist, he chose to riff on the spoken word elements of Queen B’s musical film instead, as an opportunity to explore the process of writing an opening monologue night after night. It’s effective both as comedy and as a genuinely flattering imitation of Bey’s work.


#1: "Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!"
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-)


Though Ellie Kemper nails it, Tituss Burgess’ as Titus Andromedon is the undeniable breakout star of this Netflix original series. The character’s penchant for breaking into song, as well as his flair for dramatics made him the perfect candidate for a Lemonade parody… but the show and everyone behind it seriously outdid themselves on this one. Burgess works the moment for all it’s worth, holding nothing back as he progresses through various segments of the music film to both humorous and poignant effect. It’s more than a parody - it’s an homage to the original piece, as presented by a comedy series.
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