yes clearly it's not meant to be taken too seriously
The challenge of getting it to at least work somehow with acoustic instruments like the banjo and mandolin is where the interest (for me at least) lies . At the same time it's about taking these instruments out of their expected comfort zone (like folk musics) and expand on the sounds you can get out of them .
But I'm not trying to sound better or match the original, that would be pointless
This is actually why I don't do covers of existing "banjo" songs like the Banjo Kazooie or Earth worm jim. There just wouldn't be any point