Flying Purple People Eater

From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Purple People Eater depicted eating on its home planet

"Flying Purple People Eater" (Wooley Homo Carnivorus Purpulae) was an extraterrestrial purple humanivore, notable as a novelty character-actor and singer, who played the part of alien Sheb Wooley in the classic horror song One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People Eater. The tune was a pop hit in the early 1960s and was unsuccessfully nominated for a prize. Nevertheless, it played on Broadway for several years until the entertainer's death in 1964. The creature is buried at Graceland next to its idol Elvis Presley, leaving behind a negligible body of recorded talent.[1]


The One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People Eater was an alien with a single eye and horn who descended on our planet simply to hunt for purple people[2]. Upon entering Earth's rarified atmosphereb the creature also gained the useful ability to fly - which made having wings all the more sensible.

The standing hypothesis is that the creature came from a planet of Purple People Eaters who were probably running low on food. The situation became more complex when the beast finally realized there are no purple people on Earth other than small children who try to retaliate against their parental figures and patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Being unable to eat much of anything but grapes and plums, while raisins and prunes were a bit too dark for the finicky creature's palate, the Purple People Eater switched its focus to a career in show business.

Although no real substitute for purple people, the monster's foray into the entertainment industry was met with a modicum of success when it played a background actor in such television shows as Twilight Zone and The Ed Sullivan Show. The creature also landed the leading role in My Stepdad's a One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People Eater, in which it portrayed the Stepdad. Later, the alien became a minor pop star who also appeared on stage, radio, and the silver screen.

Pablo Picasso's bogus rendition of the Flying Purple People Eater.


Mundane Ontology

Although better known to adults, the creature was an extraterrestrial one-eyed one-horned Flying Purple People Eater, who presumably originated from the planet Iilewq, which is believed by those so inclined to orbit both of the Ofoni systems.


The monster is a confessed non-vegetarian and prefers purple people to eat, as revealed in the following lyrics from the drama:

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line?
He said eating purple people, and it sure is fine.


Monsterologist, Don Martin, discussed the character of One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People Eaters, and he noted a total lack of respect for purple people. "Don’t ask a stupid question." Martin told National Enquirer, “It should be written 'flying purple-people eater' to make clearer the apparent intent that 'purple' refers to the people eaten"[3].


The ambiguity of the creature arose during its first run on Broadway: Was it a he or a she or an it? Was it Aye-sexual, Be-sexual, See-sexual, or Try (anything once)-sexual? Was it actually purple or did it eat purple people? In response to the play, viewers drew pictures from memory that show a "people eater" colored purple. A post-mortem examination after it eventually starved to death proved conclusively that the creature was, more or less, purple[Citation not needed at all; thank you very much].

Languages spoken

The beast spoke fluent American-English as well as its native tongue, Iilewqi.

Entertainment Career

Flying Purple People Eater expressing its feelings for Purple People

Pop Star

The voice of the purple people eater is similar to, but not quite as high-pitched or as fast, as Pee Wee Herman. The creature had a hit with it’s first recording, “Dr. Dr.”, followed by another hit, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” (later covered by the Rolling Stones), which was released late in 1958. Later, the creature, disguised as Sheb Wolley, released the hit, "Purple People Eater”, which finally made the creature infamous.

Film Star

Apart from television and radio, the purple people eater appeared on the big screen in "The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor" by John Huston and also released a B movie with no name in 1960; it was almost featured in “The Big Bopper” in 1961 a film which was never actually even contemplated.


In spite of taking singing lessons from young Bob Dylan, the creature was unable to impress Mario Lanza, who failed to appreciate the unique sound of baritone being sung in falsetto by a hideous grape juice thirsty abomination.


In August 1964 the creature finally died of starvation in New York City Jail after being charged with impersonating a Purple People Eater. Unfortunately, the creature had no identification to prove its innocence.


  • The enduring popularity of the creature led to the Minnesota Vikings changing their name to "Purple People Eaters" in 1970.[4]
  • Boyz Will Be Boyz mentioned the beast on their 2004 album, Kidz Pop Halloween Bubble.
  • The Sheb Wooley version reached #4 on Billboard.

Cover versions

Flying Purple People Eater

The following artists have mentioned the creature in their songs:


  1. TMZ - October 1994
  2. "A Wild Guess Gazette", 11/18, Fox Broadcasting.
  3. 'Some dramas are meant to make you gasp.' Mad Magazine, June 7, 1964 (Article ID: 6070061/BS,) says the "flying purple people eater actually ate purple people'
  4. Bob Lurtsema's Viking Update
  5. The Incomparable Judy Garland If it is on the Internet it must be true
  6. Are YOU still reading this nonsense? You should be committed - seriously!

External links

   v  d  e
MetalFlower.jpg•••••Your Guide To Cannibalism•••••MetalFlower.jpg

Alfred PackerBaby EatingBaby farmingBaby foodBaby meatCannibal CorpseCannibalismCannibalsCelebrity RoastCommunionCunnilingusDinner PartyFellatioFishing For ChildrenFlying Purple People EaterG-RexHannibal LecterHowTo Cook A HumanHowTo Cook ChildrenHowTo:Cook A FetusHuman headI Can't Believe It's Not Soylent GreenMcDahmer'sMeaty AminMike TysonNazi EatingNew ZealandPeopleRecipesSupergirlSweeney ToddUncle John's Fetus Burgers and Abortion ClinicUnNews Cannibalism becoming increasingly popularUnNews Cannibals StoppedUnNews New TV TrendUnNews Soylent Green DefamationWhy? Don't Be A CannibalVoreWhy? Eat PeopleZombies

Potatohead aqua.png Featured Article  (read another featured article) Featured version: 5 January 2014
This article has been featured on the main page. — You can vote for or nominate your favourite articles at Uncyclopedia:VFH.
Template:FA/05 January 2014