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    What Happens To Parody Twitter Accounts Once The News Story Is Over?

    What will the future of @UKIPWeather be? Well, here's how other parody accounts have coped after the news has moved on.

    You might be familiar with @UKIPWeather, a parody Twitter that went viral after a UKIP councillor was suspended for blaming bad weather on gay marriage.

    With jokes like this.

    Dark clouds are forming over the Midlands following voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons

    UkipWeather@UkipWeather

    Dark clouds are forming over the Midlands following voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons

    09:32 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    An area of low intelligence centred around the Daily Mail will cause severe outbreaks of capital letters and exclamation marks

    UkipWeather@UkipWeather

    An area of low intelligence centred around the Daily Mail will cause severe outbreaks of capital letters and exclamation marks

    10:07 PM - 18 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But when the news moves on do the parody accounts stop tweeting? Not always. Remember Godfrey Bloom's "Bongo Bongo Land" comments last summer?

    This tweet was particularly popular at the time.

    Successful meeting with Ray-Ban representatives and Parisian estate agents in London this morning.

    Bongo Bongo Land UK@BongoGov

    Successful meeting with Ray-Ban representatives and Parisian estate agents in London this morning.

    02:12 PM - 7 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some suggested that it might not be tweeting forever.

    I𠆝 like to challenge whoever created the @BongoGov Twitter account to now keep it going, with daily updates, until 2014. Prize money TBC.

    Rhodri Marsden@rhodri

    I𠆝 like to challenge whoever created the @BongoGov Twitter account to now keep it going, with daily updates, until 2014. Prize money TBC.

    06:31 PM - 7 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But it's still going. It tweeted just a few days ago.

    Many twitter parodies barely start. They tweet for a few hours, then give up when no-one really follows or there's no material.

    But there are exceptions. Remember @EssexLion, which started tweeting after reports that a Lion had been spotted in Essex? The event happened in August 2012.

    The account remained active, mainly tweeting jokes in relation to other news well after its own story was finished.

    I DON'T FINK THESE ROYAL BABY TWITTER ACCOUNTS ARE EVEN REAL, YOU KNOW

    Essex Lion@EssexLion

    I DON'T FINK THESE ROYAL BABY TWITTER ACCOUNTS ARE EVEN REAL, YOU KNOW

    09:55 PM - 22 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    EWW, HORSE MEAT IS PROPER MANK. I'M STICKING TO EATING VEGANS.

    Essex Lion@EssexLion

    EWW, HORSE MEAT IS PROPER MANK. I'M STICKING TO EATING VEGANS.

    11:33 AM - 22 Feb 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But, after a year, the lion finally gave up.

    TIME FOR ME TO GO HOME NOW. FANKS BRUVS & BABES, YOU'VE BEEN WELL WICKED. IT'S BEEN, AS A WISE MAN ONCE SAID, "CREEPY SICK"

    Essex Lion@EssexLion

    TIME FOR ME TO GO HOME NOW. FANKS BRUVS & BABES, YOU'VE BEEN WELL WICKED. IT'S BEEN, AS A WISE MAN ONCE SAID, "CREEPY SICK"

    01:29 PM - 26 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some accounts last even longer than that. Remember @CatBinLady? The parody account started in 2010 after Mary Bale put a cat in a bin.

    The account stopped tweeting, but only 2 months ago. Its last tweets just look incredibly stale and tired.

    A lot of Twitter parodies are like this. They just fade away. The exception are ones like @IAmRoyalBaby.

    Because there's going to be always news about Prince George, the baby will keep on tweeting.

    I must say, I look rather glam in my christening photos. http://t.co/ugKfjUEhxY

    Royal Baby@IamRoyalBaby

    I must say, I look rather glam in my christening photos. http://t.co/ugKfjUEhxY

    10:14 AM - 25 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    For anyone wondering, I'd like some Lego and a One Direction poster for Christmas. Not Union J.

    Royal Baby@IamRoyalBaby

    For anyone wondering, I'd like some Lego and a One Direction poster for Christmas. Not Union J.

    12:32 PM - 21 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Then there are parody accounts like @PippaTips, which manages to keep going because essentially it is the same joke over and over again.

    It will just run and run and run and run.

    Now it's the festive season you can mull wine by thinking about it very hard

    Not Pippa Middleton@Pippatips

    Now it's the festive season you can mull wine by thinking about it very hard

    02:52 PM - 2 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Setting light to wood, paper or other combustible items is a great way to start a fire.

    Not Pippa Middleton@Pippatips

    Setting light to wood, paper or other combustible items is a great way to start a fire.

    05:28 PM - 5 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Enjoy the autumnal night sky by looking upwards. Or why not try enhancing it with fireworks?

    Not Pippa Middleton@Pippatips

    Enjoy the autumnal night sky by looking upwards. Or why not try enhancing it with fireworks?

    07:30 PM - 2 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But then again the parody account can still keep going with jokes that aren't very good. Remember the 2012 Republican Convention, when Clint Eastwood spoke to an chair pretending that it was Obama?

    He's still tweeting jokes about chairs. STILL.

    So there might be a long future for @UKIPWeather yet.