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Song Parodies -> "Tommy Turtle"

Original Song Title:

"Johnny Angel"

Original Performer:

Shelley Fabares

Parody Song Title:

"Tommy Turtle"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

With continued encouragement from the smartest, wittiest, funniest, cleverest, kindest, most brilliant people on Earth (AmIRighters, of course), the author comes out of his shell long enough to dictate his theme song to this awed transcriber.
(Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle)
You're the turtle for me

Tommy Turtle
He's a reptile
With a brain as big as just a pea
But he carefully constructs creations cle-ver-ly

Tommy Turtle
He's amphib'yus
Coolly comfortable on land or sea
And his parodies reflect this ver-sa-til-i-ty!

Meek and modest
Hardly has much to say
He stays inside his shell
Although he writes so well
Other turtles?
Next to him, second rate
They can't articulate
Like Tommy, so I wait

'Til Tommy Turtle
Posts a new song
Quickly click in nick of time to see
Perspicacious perorations prepared plu-per-fect-ly

He's "allit'rate";
Shows such sa-gac-i-ty
Starts syll'bles sim'larly
So phonologic'ly
Other turtles
Sign some songs they can cite
But I scan Amiright
All day and half the night

For Tommy Turtle
'Cause he's brilliant
And he pens such piercing parody
That for witty written rhyme, no Turtle's so good as he!

(Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle)
You're the turtle for me

(Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle, Tommy Turtle)
You're the turtle for me




Don'na reed-a this-a too-a literal, OK? © 2006 Tommy Turtle

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 13

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 3
 2
 
 2   2
 0
 1
 
 3   0
 1
 0
 
 4   0
 0
 1
 
 5   10
 9
 9
 

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Johnny D - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
You're a cold-blooded man, TT.
John Barry - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
So superbly structured stylistically, semantically, syntactically, syllablically, and alliteratively that I won't pare the pace parameter for a slight superfluity of syllables in several stunning stanzas. In other words, 5s.
The Pomfret - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree totally. Does your mother work for National Geographic?
Agrimorfee - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Jesus H.////...! Wow. .."Perspicacious perorations prepared plu-per-fect-ly"...555
alvin rhodes - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
i like the way you tick
Royce Miller - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
First there was John Barry--makes a person wear out a dictionary--and now you?
Tommy Turtle - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
John B., spent hours of what should have been work time parsing the parody's pace to the OS, which has been in my head since Shelley Fabaricated it; would appreciate specifics... (Warning! Next comment contains plug -- reader discretion advised.) Royce, see "Words" on today's song list; voraciouly varied vocabulary and surfeit of sesquipedality are stuff I savor on this site.

Johny D., John B., Pomfret, Agrimorfee, alvin, Royce: Tommy Turtle tenders ten thousand thanks.
John Barry - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
My apologies for a portion of the comment above, Tommy. Pacing's perfect.
TT - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Really? You're not just saying that? Thanks, John.

p. s. Surely AmIRighters will not disappoint in appreciating the pun in the bottom comment, or is TT the only fogey old enough to remember?
John Barry - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Think I got it, TT. Shelly was Donna's niece, right? I've had a "Johnny" knockoff brewing for a while. Will post sometime soon.
AFW - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
You're the quickest turtle I know..a shell of a good job, here
Rick C - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
AFW is right. You are a quick turtle. I bet I couldn't keep a car-apace with you. 555
PMS - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm once again shelling out 5s for you!
TT - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
John B. and AIR, Shelley Fabares played Donna Reed's daughter in the eponymously-named "Donna Reed Show"....AFW and Rick C., thanks, in a race, the Tortoise would win by a hare.... Rick, that was a horribly atrocious pun (translation: excellent!)... love this place... PMS, thanks.
Larry Hensley - February 13, 2006 - Report this comment
A tribute to yourself, huh? 555's
TT - February 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Larry, yes, but wait 'til tomorrow... thanks.
2Eagle - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Good use of that sappy old song. You did well describing yourself in rhyme. Who is the idiot that oned you?
Tommy Turtle - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Apparently, at least three idiots... "How funny" is always subjective, and "de gustibus non disputandum est", but 1 and 2 on "pacing"? Why don't these Unapacers ever cite the offending line, stacked against corresponding OS line?

Red Ant is very coy about giving out IPs of Unabombers, or even outright flames and trolls, even when the latter are deleted. You'd have to ask him.

Thanks for digging up this noob chestnut from four years ago, and for kind v/c.
Sissy Starfish - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I will hold back from voting, but I must say, this parody made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Did you actually write a parody about how amazing you are? And then have the nerve to call yourself meek and modest? Incredible.
Tommy Turtle's Transcriber - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Sissy Starfish: Read the intro comment.

Also, the pun in the bottom comment served as a further disclaimer. Sorry that both ot those went unnoticed or uncomprehended, as the case may be.

Please see the reply to Larry Hensley. On the next day, a trilogy was posted tributing 17 other writers and ChuckyG.

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/shelleyfabares3.shtml
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/shelleyfabares2.shtml
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/shelleyfabares1.shtml

Thanks for the abstinence -- I mean, abstention. ;)
Perhaps seeing the others may ameliorate the nausea a bit, but if not, feel free to vote as you like. The only "request" would be that pacing be judged separately from "funny", as per the comment above in reply to 2Eagle. Thanks for stopping by.
P. S. @ S.S - January 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Sissy Starfish: Here is a parody that tributed more than 200 other writers, *self excluded*, although in fairness to one's occasional co-writer, the author team was included:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/bonnietyler44.shtml

I don't know for a fact whether that's a site record for the largest number of *other* authors tributed in one parody, and don't intend to search ~ 80,000 parodies, but haven't seen one with more, and no one's pointed to one with more.

Many, many more parodies tributing individual authors one at a time. Feel free to search the TT catalog for them.
Sissy Starfish - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Who cares? I'm talking about THIS parody. And it is woefully lacking. Get over yourself.
SS - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Additionally, I think most people have learned to ignore your numerous footnotes and comments as they are RIDICULOUS.
TT - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Odd that it has more than 700 page views, well above the median and mean for the site, and overwhelmingly-positive votes -- and note what 2Eagle said about the negative vote(s).

Also, unanimously-positive comments -- until yours. Note, e. g., John Barry''s comment, which separated (or ignored) your concerns from the technique, style, etc.

Unfortunate that you don't grasp such stylistic concepts as comedic use of the third person. (Seems most did.) Were you to grasp the concept of self-mocking humor, I'd point you to -- hmmm. *If* one were to read the intrro, there's an explanation for those who *don't* grasp self-mockery (of one's image), so what the heck:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/gilbertsullivan98.shtml

Still, I do confess to a character flaw in the regard cited. For a partial explanation of the cause (though of course not an excuse), see:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/johnnycash135.shtml

Both ot the above were also very well-received, in votes, comments, and page views. If you're truly interested in the unique problems faced by those described in the latter song, here is a serious article, with scholarly references, and in which I had no hand (flipper?) in contributing -- wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago:

http://www.prometheussociety.org/articles/Outsiders.html

In any event, minority or dissenting opinoins are always welcome, so thanks again for caring enough to read and share your thoughts.
Peregrin - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Well, I thought this was a very good read - as were your conversations with Sissy Starfish. Slow and steady wins the race!
Tommy Turtle - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Peregrin Phalcon: ( xD) Thank you very much, on both counts!

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