Heywood Banks (real name Stuart Mitchell) is an American comedian, and writer and performer of humorous songs.[1][2]

Heywood Banks
BornApril 1 1950
OccupationComedian, songwriter

His songs include "Toast", "Fly's Eyes", "Wiper Blades", "Pancreas", "Big Butter Jesus"[3] (a song about the King of Kings statue), "18 Wheels (on a Big Rig)", "The One Eye Love" & "The Cat Got Dead".

Heywood frequently appears on the nationally syndicated radio program The Bob and Tom Show. His most popular and widely known song is called "Toast", played on a toaster with a pair of forks. Another recurring song that B&T occasionally play is "Trauma to the Groin." Heywood's songs have also been played on the Dr. Demento Show.

Banks' "The Revenge Song" (also known as "You Can Be Mean to Me") was performed on American Idol on 1/16/07 by an "urban Amish"[4] singer called Troy.

Banks lives near Howell, Michigan.


  • If Pigs Had Wings & Other Favorite Songs (1990)
  • Treated and Released (1992)
  • Picky Picky Picky (1998)
  • difErnt (1999)
  • Pretending I'm Not Home (2003)
  • Big Butter (2009)
  • Heywood Banks Live! Never Trust a Puppet (2012)

Television appearancesEdit


  1. ^ Meet Heywood Banks: Michigan comedian, lover of toast, 2014-03-12, retrieved 2017-07-26
  2. ^ Forget what your high school counselor said: Heywood Banks has built a career on the art of the funny song, 2010-04-08, retrieved 2017-07-26
  3. ^ "Brettlive.com". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2007-01-24.
  4. ^ Clip on YouTube of American Idol featuring Heywood Banks cover

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