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Song Parodies -> "I Miss Sambo's"

Original Song Title:

"I Want Candy"

Original Performer:

Bow Wow Wow

Parody Song Title:

"I Miss Sambo's"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Sambo's was a popular restaurant from 1957-82 located in 47 states. By 1979, there were 1179 locations. The name came from the founders: SAM Battistone and Newell BOhnett, but Black people associated it with a racist book "The Story of the Little Black Sambo." They changed decor several times and gave name changes in areas that refused to grant them permits as Sambo's. They even had a kid's club- the Tiger Club. But by 1982 they faced bankruptcy and many locations became Seasons or Denny's restaurants. The original location in Santa Barbara is still open and serves breakfast all day plus lunch. They close at 2:30 pm. I miss the old restaurant and decor. Lots of tigers and the "Tree friend!"
I know a place I'd like to eat
Going there used to be a treat
Nice decor with lots of tigers
But the name evoked Black ire

I miss Sambo's
I miss Sambo's

Now there's only one around
Santa Barbara I'll be bound
Prices are high, for what is ordered
But with nostalgia, I'm not bothered

I miss Sambo's
I miss Sambo's

Buttermilk pancakes on a platter
Stack size doesn't even matter
Two eggs, Sourdough toast, bacon time
Tall glass of milk will do just fine

I miss Sambo's
I miss Sambo's
I miss Sambo's
I miss Sambo's

[Think I'll wear my MAGA cap]

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Marge - July 16, 2018 - Report this comment
We had a Sambo's a few blocks from my house growing up. I loved it! Had a kid wearing a turban and a jungle theme with animals. I never thought any of it was racist. I thought it was a kid's fun place. Mine sold plastic toy tigers and tiger masks we're free for kids. Yes, I too miss Sambo's! 5s
Jonathan - July 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I've never eaten there, but after reading this, I miss Sambo's, too! 5s
Rob Arndt - July 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks people! Jon, do you have anything out this week or are you saving multiple parodies for a one day submission?
Jonathan - July 18, 2018 - Report this comment
^ Rob, I got some parodies coming on friday! :)
Rob Arndt - July 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks Jon, I was beginning to worry ;-)

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