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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:23 pm
by Cracked Pleasures
Inspired by Chicken's post on the band Dread Zepellin...

What are your favourite parodies in music? You know, funnyly intended versions of existing songs.

The master obviously is WEIRD AL YANKOVIC:

his best song is definitely "Pretty fly (for a Rabbi)" based on the Offspring song. This is probably an unofficial video but the lyrics are still great: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
And all the goyim say I'm pretty fly for a rabbi

Meccha leccha hi, meccha hiney hiney ho

Our temple's had a fair share of rabbis in the past
But most of 'em were nudniks and none of 'em would last
But our new guy's real kosher, I think he'll do the trick
I tell ya, he's to dies for - he really knows his shtick

So how's by you? Have you seen this Jew?
Reads the Torah, does his own accounting too
Workin' like a dog at the synagogue
He's there all day, he's there all day
Just say "Vay iz mir!" and he'll kick into gear
He'll bring you lots of cheer and maybe bagels with some shmeer
Just grab your yarmulka and
Hey! Hey! Do that Hebrew thing!

(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
And all the goyim say I'm pretty fly (for a rabbi)

He shops at discount stores, not just any will sufice
He has to find a bargain 'cause he won't pay retail price
He never acts meshugga and he's hardly a schlemiel
But if you wanna haggle, oy, he'll make you such a deal!

People used to scoff, now they say "Mazel tov!"
He's such a macher 'cause he worked his tuchis off
Yeah, he keeps his cool and teaches shul
What's not to like? What's not to like?
On high holy days, you know he prays and prays
And he never eats pastrami on white breath with mayonnaise
Put on your yarmulka and
Hey! Hey! Do that Hebrew thing!

When he's doing a Bar Mitzvah, now that you shouldn't miss
He'll always shlep on down for a wedding or a briss
They say he's got a lot of chutzpah, he's really quite hhhhhip
The parents pay the moyl and he gets to keep the tip

(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey
(How ya doin' Bernie?) Oy vey, oy vey

Meccha leccha hi, meccha meccha cholly ho

He's doin' well, I gotta kvell
The yentas love him, even shicksas think he's swell
Show up at his home, he says "Shalom"
And "Have some cake - you want some cake?"
Yah, he calls the shots, we really love him lots
Oy gevalt, I'm so ferklempt that I could plotz
So grab your yarmulka
The one you got for Chanukah
Let's put on our yarmulkas and
Hey! Hey! Do that Hebrew thing!

More from Weird Al:
<a href="" target="_blank"></a> = What if God Smoked Cannabis? (based on One Of Us - by Joan Osbourne)
<a href="" target="_blank"></a> = Smells Like Nirvana (based on Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana)

and here's a parody on the Macarena. It's called "Hey Masturbata" (sorry for these somewhat X-rated lyrics, but a parody is supposed to be fun and not to be taken too seriously)

Sitting in my house and I know that I'm alona,
Feeling kinda horny, got a jingle in my bona,
Go and grab a Penthouse it's the one with Sharon Stona'
Hey Masturbata.

I go a little faster and its feeling kind of nicea,
Once is not enough so I have to do it twicea,
If you wanna spank the monkey I can give you good advicea,
Hey Masturbata.

I use some baby oil or a little vaselina,
Laying down a towel so I keep my carpet cleana,
Never shake my hand cos you don't know where's it's beena,
Hey, Masturbata.

I do it in the car when I'm driving down the streeta,
One hand on the wheel and the other on my meata,
I can't get out the car cos I'm sticking to my seata,
Hey Masturbata.

Since I was a kid I have been a masturbater,
Choke the chicken, hum the knob, squeezing the tomata,
I've looked at Miss November, now I'm gonna decorata,
Hey Masturbata.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:05 pm
by Miserable Liar
Everyone loves Weird Al, genius. "I'm FAT y'know it!"

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:38 pm
by Truman Capote
Miserable Liar wrote:Everyone loves Weird Al

I don't. I think he's an asshole. :) :)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:06 pm
by Cracked Pleasures
Apparently he got into a riot once when turning Gangsta's Paradise (Coolio) into "Amish Paradise" - controversy surrounding the parody, and to make it complete Coolio claimed he never gave permission for it (although Weird Al claims he got explicit permission).

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:33 pm
by Grim O'Grady
Spike Jones stuff is pretty cool, I see they are using one of his songs to advertise something on telly now.



PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:47 am
by HowSoonIsNever?
A friend of mine introduced me to the marvellous Richard Cheese. Does covers of many popular bands in a big band and lounge kind of styling. Check out his cover of System OF A Downs 'Chop Suey!'. Quite hilarious.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:53 pm
by helmoz
hehe, i love weird al. i like his "livin' in the fridge" parody of aerosmith's "livin' on the edge" as well: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
re dread zeppelin... i've got an idea for another band like that: a christian version of guns n' roses called... nuns n' moses. (ba-doom-tish!)

Re: Music parodies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:43 am
by Am Really Likes Poodles
I am a hardcore fan of Weird Al Yankovic.

If I'm bumping unneccesarily, please let me know. I just kind of want to post something. :?

And Al's awesome, anyway. He does other stuff besides parodies. My favorite is "Pancreas." He's amazing, and like, the cutest guy ever. (!!!)

:geek: haha