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Song Parodies -> "The Lame Game"

Original Song Title:

"The Name Game"

Original Performer:

Shirley Ellis

Parody Song Title:

"The Lame Game"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

Wow ... is it really possible this OS has no no amiright parody precedent? A quick pre-submission check for "Ellis, Shirley" and "Shirley Ellis" reveals none. If this is indeed the first, I'm pleased herewith to set the bar at a height I'm sure will frustrate limboers and delight Fosbury wannabes. Too, tho' I realize certain allusions herein may elude some readers, but I've the sense that most of my regular readers will remember or otherwise be or trouble to become aware of their targets. As explanations would, as with any joke, defuse whatever amusement potential did/does exist, I'll forego'em.
"The Lame Game"

The lame game.

Danny, Danny, brain in fanny
Knack for screw-ups that’s uncanny
Spelled spud with a “e”

Dicky, Dicky, nickname’s “Tricky”
“Checkers” speech was pretty icky
Watergate got sticky.

Come on ev’rybody,
I say now let’s play a game
I betcha we’ll find something lame given anybody’s name
The first thing is pick a name, from anytime or anywhere
And a boner or flub or a muff must adhere
Like, say, Johnny Ashcroft, who like Eddie Meese back when,
Was a “boob before the booby” don’t you know,
But that Justice statute’s jutter Johnny bade or let his men
Spend 8 grand to see it didn’t show.
(Now, you might mention FDR but that’s not the same
For Frank, just his legs, not his brain was lame.)

Ollie, Ollie, he’d extol a
A deal to arm the Ayatollah,
Get captives from Hezbolla

(Now, tho’ it’s fun to pick on the GOP,
We can do can couple Dems, if you like. Let’s see …
Oh, Bill, Bill, go on, have your thrill,
But next time be more careful and try not to spill.
Or Jimmy, Jimmy did you have to include
Your lustful heart when Playboy-interviewed?)

OK, now say “George”: “George”
Now George, with a “W”: “W”
Now an “M” and “D” like so: “WMD … ohhh!
Now you say his name again now with FEMA gone wrong: Brown
“Oh me! Oh my! Uh-oh!
Then you say “George” yet again … ah, the list’s too long (Clown!)
And you see Bush’s name is a snap to defame.

Ev’ry body do Spiro!
Spiro, Spiro, Nixon Veep
That was a job you could’t keep
Tax cheat, trouble deep

Pretty good! Let’s do Joey …
Joey … can we call you “Mac”?
Tho’ never a part of HUAC**
You, too, made names black.

Very good! Let’s do Alberto!
‘Berto, why’d those lawyers go?”
Truth was ’cause your boss said so.”
You said “I dunno.”

Another trick with Dick –
Cheney, Cheney maybe boozing
Buddy’s face with bird confusing
With buckshot infusing

© Stan Hall 2/25/2008 **HUAC – acronymic representation of “House Un-American Activities Committee,” here to be pronounced “hoo-wack.” (Technically this was the House Committee on Un-American Activities, acronymically HCUA, but rhymes I cooked up for “huh-coo-uh” seemed unnatural and unfunny.) :-) Stan

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alvin - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
howled nonstop throughout....congrats on breaking the cherry on this tune
Stan - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin. Dag-blast-it, tho' I see I left an extraneous "A" on what should've been simply the "Deal to arm the Ayatollah" line. Oh well. :-)
2Eagle - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
You turned a silly song into something witty. By the way, did that you know that the original song/game is meant to see if you can get anybody to say a bad word?
Stan - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, eagle. Re "bad word," whatever it's creator's intention, I expect the knuckles on a legless man's pinky toe would more than suffice to count hearers of the OS who _didn't_ very soon and very deliberately play the game with "Chuck." :-)
McKludge - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Or Rich. :-)
LadyLameCakes - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
555 Sir Stan, The ~ Lusty Lord of Parody Halls ~ this piece of fine work is just delightful! I do remember some of these < lame namers >!
AFW - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Cool parody
Red Ant - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Congratulations on the first submission od this tune. Great work and "(For Frank, just his legs, not his brain was lame.)" really stood, bad choice of words.
Peregrin - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent Stan! You took one of the most incredibly *IRRITATING* songs in history and made into something enjoyable! Weel done!

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