Interpretations:Extra Savoir-Faire

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Interpretation 1[edit | edit source]

This song is clearly a racist slam against elves. They might hate elves! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.205.132.2 (talkcontribs) 15:11, July 22, 2004

No surprise there--it's sung by John Flansdwarf. Tolkien ref FTW! --MisterMe 09:50, 29 November 2012 (EST)

Interpretation 2[edit | edit source]

It's about a man dreaming about someone (an alternate version of him?) who's all classy and cool and better and taller than everyone and loved by the ladies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by c-24-13-224-74.client.comcast.net (talkcontribs) 15:05, September 2, 2004

Interpretation 3[edit | edit source]

This is Flans 'crooning' like one of his idols, Old Blue Eyes, Frank "The Chairman of the Board" Sinatra. One of Sinatra's techniques was to sing slightly late "off the beat", giving his renditions a swanky, "boozy" insouciance. Flansburgh has incorporated this trick to fun effect in this song. --Nehushtan 21:29, 25 Mar 2006 (CST)

Interpretation 4[edit | edit source]

Savoir-Faire means knowing what to do. So saying "what's a man like me supposed to do with all this extra savoir-faire" is ironic and funny. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.70.242.152 (talkcontribs) 15:16, May 21, 2006

Actually, the whole song is ironic. It also apparently means knowing the graceful thing to say or do. One can't exactly say that insulting people and acting like you're so superior to them is graceful. It's a very funny song, really. ~Anna Ng (from school) 18:43, December 13, 2006

Why is this song rated so low?!?!?!?!?![edit | edit source]

That is all.

The other interpretations are pretty good. I'm gonna have to go with all of them. I had never thought of the irony in the statement, "What's a man like me supposed to do with all this extra savoir-faire?" Anna Ng's addition to that interpretation was insightful as well. --Tyrannosaurus George 21:46, July 25, 2011