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Song Parodies -> "Formula 409"

Original Song Title:

"Love Potion Number 9"

Original Performer:

The Searchers

Parody Song Title:

"Formula 409"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

First clue my troubles came from dry vermouth,
I got some tipsy, I was so uncouth,
I spilled a drop down on my new rug so fine,
You couldn't get it out if you used strong bleech and lime.

Those scrubbing bubbles and old Mr. Clean,
You know that skin head with the gold ear-ing?
Cannot wet mop 'round a dirty stain of wine,
Perhaps a small bottle of for-mu-la 409.

I got myself into an awful glitch,
Those other cleaners right on out I pitched.
I fetched some palmolive 'twas such a tragic sign.
That's when I grabbed the Joy™', might.-as-well been iodine

So profound, I can't rebound, I'm right on the brink,
I have just got to fix it and get back in the pink,
I held up the turpentine and was tryin' to think,
Go get the hose, I did surmise, why did I drink?

I bought every cleaner in the store that night,
I started cleanin' up that ugly sight,
And when I popped the top on that old 409,
It removed that ugly stain from that brand new rug of mine!

I shook some bubbles on that dry vermouth,
It was all drippy, it was of no use,
I spilled some slop down on that new rug of mine,
You couldn't get it out if you used some quinoline.


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Total Votes: 9

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metaphorsbwithu - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Hahaha! Yeah, been there. I once used some powdered art paint I had to disguise a stain before I vacated an apartment and it worked perfectly. Must check to see if my bottle of 409 is getting low. Good job!
Mark Scotti - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah, a new Billy Mays is born! Seems more like formula 555!
Timmy1000 - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
This is the cleanest parody of the day.
DJ Blaze - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Reminds me of those old commercials of 409 that aired in the late 90s. 555 bottles of 409 for you, my friend.
Fiddlegirl - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Should old acquaintance drink a lot

And spill a glass of wine

If spouse would faint at purple spots

Just spray that 409!

(lol @ Timmy1000 )
Guy - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Forsby - Employed the old camouflage technique. Good one! Thanks for sharing. =;-)

Mark - Yeah - it's real fine that 409... Thanks for reading and commenting.

Timmy1K - Yeah there has been some raunch about the site of late to include myself. I decided to get on to better things like cleaning and drinking. Thanks.

DJ - You got me on that one - I don't recall any 409 commercials at all - I know they ran them but none are memorable - must be that generation gap again my young friend. =;-)Thanks!

Fiddlegirl - And a happy new year to you too - Nice take off on Auld Lang Syne. I did a parody to that one back around the end of November 2003. It's called "All Gang Signs" This parody has 1191 views and more comments than you could shake a gang sign at. For some reason all the gangsters used the comment section for their own amusement. If you want to look at the parody - I suggest that you avoid reading too many off the comments as it may tend to lower your IQ, go to this link:

And now for my versionof ALS - actually I heard this a long time ago:

I knew a man his name was Lang,
And he had a neon sign.
And Mr. Lang was very old,
So they called it Old Lang's Sign.
John Barry - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
555 for 409.
alvin - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
now you're king of both 404 AND 409 parodies

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