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Song Parodies -> "At The Potluck"

Original Song Title:

"Under The Boardwalk"

Original Performer:

The Drifters

Parody Song Title:

"At The Potluck"

Parody Written by:

Jan Unwin

The Lyrics

Oh when the sun beats down and you're in a picnic mood
So you call all your friends and say hey bring some food
We'll have a potluck, beneath the trees, yeah
Everybody bring your favorite - recipe

(Here at the potluck) bring your Tupperware
(Yes, at the potluck) might need your camping chair
(Oh, at the potluck) here this afternoon
(Know at the potluck) we'll be missing some spoons
Yes, at the potluck, potluck!

I tried a bite of a dish - it had an awful smell
But it seemed all right when washed down with this muscatel
Brought to the potluck, what can it be?
Not sure just what I'm eating, at least it's free

(Oh at the potluck) left in the sun
(Potato salad) is giving me the runs
(Dash to the bathroom) Oh I'm in such pain
(And this I promise) won't be eating again
Here at this potluck, potluck!

Oooooh, here at the potluck, beneath the trees, yeah
I'm just wonderin' which old lady - poisoned me

(Oh at a potluck) you're taking a chance
(Oh at the potluck) you'll be crapping your pants
(So no more potluck) I know what I want
(And I can find it) at a restaurant
So no more potluck, potluck!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   4

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Rick D - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
This is something that has always nagged at the back of my mind---luck can be good or bad. Good take on this old turkey. Speaking of semantics, I once looked at a bottle of laundry detergent and asked the person who bought it, "Why did you buy this crap? It says right on the bottle,'Nothing cleans better!'"
Diva - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Now.. that's my kind of parody. Very well said, Jan!
Birgitta - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Lol Rick :-D Jan,you're good at sneaking in the gut-busters unannounced. I always look forward to seeing your name there in the morning. NJ
Paul W. - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Been there, heaved that!! LMAO! Very well done 555
Guy - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
This is all I can eat. Great job Jan.
David Chrenko - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Boy, I can relate (I think we all can). There's always somebody named Achmed at the picnic who arrives carrying an ancient Middle Eastern tribal dish. Nobody'll touch it . . . until all the fried chicken is gone. Then everybody starts circling the casserole dish, eyeing the contents suspiciously. Finally, when it's announced that all the Tuna Helper is gone, you DIVE into it. As the ambulance is about to carry everyone off to an Emergency Care facility, Achmed (of course he's the only one left standing) says, "What? You don't like zee boiled camel intestines?!!!" Happens every time.
Achmed - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Is not EVERY time. Sometimes I bring sauteed camel's hump.
Johnny D - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
You don't need any luck for these three 5's I'm giving you - you earned them!
Adagio - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I can kind of relate to this too. I'm always watching to see what food has been out in the sun too far I've been lucky. Got poisoned at a restaurant though. :/ Good parody! 5's
Meriadoc - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
You remembered the sporks, didn't you? ;-)
Jan Unwin - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Sporks! I forgot the sporks!
Rod Worden - March 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Truly one of the funniest, fives across, but methinks you've just ruined one of my favorite Drifters tunes. You, David C, and his good buddy Achmed. Very creative, a hoot!
Meriadoc - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
How many green bean cassaroles were there? ;-)
Peregrin - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
I have never heard the term potluck used in this way, but I get it! I liked it.
Rice Cube - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh this is good.
Rick D - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I voted before. This was one of my favorites of the A's entered.
wdh - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Agreed, a candidate for receiving my A vote, havent read them all yet
John Jenkins - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I definitely agree with David C. Excellent parody and excellent ending.
Guy - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm surprised that Spaff didn't come along to your picnic with his funeral potatoes. I reread this for the ABC competition and still find it entertaining.
neminem - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Sorry to be such a stickler, but I'm going to have to give it a 4 on pacing - would give it a 4.5 if I could, but I noticed a small handful of dropped/extra syllables, so I really can't justify a 5. Still one of the funniest parodies I've seen in a while.
Claude Prez - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Delightful and very funny; I'll be crapping my pants now
Paul Robinson - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Jan - great job. 5's.
2nz - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't know what a potluck is, my first two guesses were something a stoner would know, or the new marshmellow for lucky charms. But this is a very well-conceived and well done parody, despite my anti-knowledge. 5's from me. - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
This rocks, Janwin! "Not sure just what I'm eating - at least it's free" made me (literally) laugh out loud. And hey, GD'R: I was there with my lime Jell-o salad with shredded carrots.
pre-wipe tally - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Pacing: 23 fives; How funny: 23 fives; Overall: 23 fives

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