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Song Parodies -> "Large Marshmallows"

Original Song Title:

"Mellow Yellow"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Large Marshmallows"

Parody Written by:

John Jenkins

The Lyrics

The state of New York, under the direction of Governor George Pataki, has announced that effective June 1, 2003, sales taxes will be eliminated on large marshmallows. Under the current interpretation of tax statutes, big marshmallows have been considered candy and subject to sales taxes, while minimarshmallows are considered food and exempt from sales taxes. This symbolic change will save taxpayers $500,000 per year in state and municipal sales taxes and is being is being implemented while the state struggles to close a $9 billion budget deficit for the coming fiscal year.
I'm just mad about taxes
Charged on my groceries.
I don't like to pay taxes
On Dots or Jujubes!

You can't tax large marshmallows
(Quite rightly).
You can't tax large marshmallows
(Quite rightly).
You can't tax large marshmallows.

Mayors are mad about tax breaks
Given by Pataki.
They'd like to collect taxes
On Ding Dongs and Twinkies.


Tax high forever to spend,
Fiscal discipline nil!
Will New York's legislators
Pass a balanced budget bill?


Will real budget improvements
Get legislators' votes?
Or will they simply jam a
Tax increase down our throats?

Politically, they're yellow
(Quite rightly).
Politically, they're yellow
(Quite rightly).
Politically, they're yellow

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 20

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Klarissa - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Wow! I never heard that before. Great song about your topic!
Meriadoc - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent John! This is 'Merry's pick of the day'! All 5's.
Royce Miller - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Good parody, John. Never contemplated the vast difference between large and small marshmallows before--let's start with the important stuff!
Billy Florio - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
I didnt know that they differentialed between large and small marshmellows (What about mediums?)......good job
Peregrin - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job, JJ. Of course, this means it is easier for the kiddies to play 'ChubbyBunny'...
Phil Alexander - May 16, 2003 - Report this comment
A wonderful lampoon of a really rather odd set of tax distinctions...
Agrimorfee - July 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Now let's hear about how Frozen French Fries are vegetables...
Melhi - July 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(L) My pick for the L round.
Adagio - July 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good song...I couldn't d/l it, but remembered enough to vote. 5's
Johnny D - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Oh this story is so weird it's got to be true! Funny stuff!
Meriadoc - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) As above. Loved the Dots or Jujubes line!
Jeff Reuben - July 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm just so amazed that this is actually an issue in tax law! A song had to be written =)
Peregrin - July 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Loved it more this time when I read it!
martha - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
this is unbelievable ..truly surreally absurd .. love it!!!

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