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Song Parodies -> "Up In A Queens Home"

Original Song Title:

"Up On A Rooftop"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Up In A Queens Home"

Parody Written by:

Mark Scotti

The Lyrics

It's that time of year. Any time of the year, for Festivus:
Up in a Queens home Costanza's pole
Frank finds George while on patrol
Time to vent out and be annoyed
About your doll that got destroyed

Oh, oh, no! George wouldn't go!
Oh, oh, no! George wouldn't go!
Frank pesters Georgie,
Pick, pick, pick
Festivus time, and now George is sick

First comes The Airing Of Grievences
Frank yells smoothing is nonsense
Kruger looks at George with much despise
Georgie starts moaning and shuts his eyes

No, no, no! How can I go?
No, no, no! How can I go?
Up in a Queens home,
Yack, yack, yack
Frank's conversations are sneak attacks

Next we will finish with Feats Of Strength
George will avoid at all great lengths
Estelle says Georgie now don't you slack
Battle your dad in another attack

Oh, low blow, George shouldn't throw!
Just like old, Frank's getting hold!
Up in a Queens home,
Fight, fight, fight
Happy Festivus, to all good night!

Copyright 2009

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Leo Keough - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job lampooning one of the funnier Seinfeld episodes!
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Leo!!!
Guy - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
And here I thought all along that Festivus was Marshall Dillon's side kick on that old TV western, "Gunsmoke". At least I knew it had something to do with a TV show. The things you learn out here.

I have never cared much for Seinfeld and I did not watch it much, but I am aware of the Festivus episode. I like the idea of how they spoofed all the PC folks who just would not use the word Christmas. I now have a good idea of what Festivus was all about on the show from reading this parody. I like this. So I will give you "five golden votes" from the "12 days of Christmas" song.

BTW, Festus rode a mule. The mule was male but had a female name. Anyone know the name of Festus's mule?
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Wasn't it "Ruth"? Thanks, Guy, and Happy Festivus!!!
Jim Rotondo - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Very well composed Mark, and Festivus aside, I'm a huge fan of Frank Costanza....we both collect TV Guides. Serious stuff you know.
Guy - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Scott, yes indeed the mule's name was Ruth. You win today's trivia award! Now who played Festus and no using Google.

A: James Arness
B: Peter Graves
C: Ken Curtis
D: Milburn Stone
E: Amanda Blake

bonus triva question. Two of the actor's names on this list are siblings. Which two?
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jim! And, to guy, KEN CURTIS. I did not google that one....
littleCupCakes - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
sir Guy, Actors (a) & (b) are brothers ! Do i win the ~SPUR~ award for tvCowboy awareness ? ?
Guy - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent - Both you Mark & you LCC have gotten the trivia questions correct. And yes M'lady you do indeed get the SPUR award.

OK - Who did Milburn Stone play and on what TV show? This is an easy one.
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
To Guy, wan't he Doc on Gunsmoke? Thanks to LCC
Guy - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes indeed Mark, he absolutely was. I am at a loss however to remember his last name. I do remember that in one episode his first name was the topic of conversation since no one called him by his first name. I can't remember the name but it was a real doozy. I guess I'll have to pull out Google and do some look ups on the Doc character. All the rest of the trivia I put out on this thread was done without any help from the internet.

OK - one last bit of trivia. LCC identified that Peter Graves and James Arness are in real life brothers. What TV show was Peter Graves best remembered in? Hint - Tom Cruise.
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Mission Impossible
Guy - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Correct! - I looked up Milburn Stone on Wikipedia. He was born and raised in, go figure, nowhere else but Kansas. He was born in 1904 and succumbed to a heart attack in 1980, He played Dr. Galen Adams for the entire run of the Gunsmoke series. I remember that episode when his first name was the topic of conversation. What was funny is that Festus thought Doc's name was odd. The good doctor however corrected Festus and told him that his name was not Odd but Galen. How can a guy named Festus think that Galen is an odd name? It's been fun here today, Mark, thanks for humoring me on your thread.
alvin - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
my favorite holiday...nice job
Mark Scotti - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin!
Madame 0'Spur - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe that ~BurtReyNolds~ got his start in TV as the BlackSmith in G-Smoke, right, sir ?
Mark Scotti - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe you are right about that, Madame. And, thanks so much!!!
Gari J - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I DKTOS but it reads nicely and it ryhmes, (and as I'm reading and rhyming :P LOL) It does flow like a song 555
Mark Scotti - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Gari!!
Guy - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC05UV

Mark - Still a fun read on the second go 'round. I'll skip the trivia on Festus this time. Both the reading of parody and doing of comments have been very entertaining.
Mark Scotti - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, and Happy Imaginary Holidays, Guy!
Agrimorfee - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Cute idea, but you REALLY REALLY have to know your Seinfeld Universe to enjoy this I think.
Leo Keough - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC(5)_U/V Commented and voted above...While waiting at a red light for a train to pass a few days ago, I spotted a car that had "Happy Festivus" spray painted on it and thought, "What a welcome change from what you normally see spray painted on the train cars - just like this parody!!!
bobpiecheese - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) I have never seen Seinfeld ever, so I have no idea what's happening in this parody. That's all I have to say.
Andria - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job. There's Christmas for the Christians, Hanukkah for the Jews, Kwanzaa for the African-Americans, and Festivus for the rest of us- not to mention 5s for Mr. Mark Scotti.
Stuart McArthur - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) ho ho ho, one of my favourite episodes of my all-time favourite show - how can this not get a place? I just love the idiocy of Festivus, and you captured it here Mark, and btw when it comes to idiocy, please, a little respect - for I am McArthur, Lord Of The Idiots (my second favourite George quote) - 555
Mark Scotti - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
No "Airing Of Grievences", bu MANY thanks to Agri, Leo, bobpie(If you ever do catch Seinfeld, you have to watch that on called "The Strike"), Andria and the Lord of Stu!!!
Matthias - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm a big fan of Sienfeld thus this one caught my attention from the getgo also a popular Christmas song that doesn't really get parodied enough (Which is odd for a Christmas song)
Below Average Dave - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Doesn't get parodied enough? Matty? Seriously? I thought it was well done, unfortunately I haven't seen that episode. . .but still funny.
Melanie Lee - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Cute little stocking stuffer good for giggles! In the spirit of Festivus, I put 555 in your stocking. BTW, I know the original as "Up on the Housetop", but I see some use Rooftop instead. You should hear the Jackson 5's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEUk1W7ib94
littleMsXmas - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Xmas in November. I love Xmas in derFAll. . . . . Why , Oh why do I love Xmas ? . . . ' cause Santa's got derJingle (*)alls. . . .
Matthias - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Dave this is honestly the first parody I've seen of this Christmas song!
Red Ant - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Well paced, but not having seen this episode and maybe two Seinfelds ever, I was lost.
Mark Scotti - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Festivus thanks to Matthias, BAD, Melanie, littleMiss, & Red Ant!!

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