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Song Parodies -> "Lion King, Crown Is For Ya"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Lion King, Crown Is For Ya"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I broke one of my cardinal rules: No matter how good a pun is, never, EVER write an entire parody around it. The whole will suffer by comparison. See if you can guess which line is the one I've been looking for a song to write around for about three years now.
(long, long guitar leadin)

On a dark, chilly Friday
cold wind in the air
warmed up my TV screen
watched an old cartoon there.

Up in my DVD shelf
I saw a glimmering case.
I took it out and removed the disk
and slipped it into place.

Fast-forward through attractions
that are coming as well.
And I was thinking to myself
this could be just stuff they wish to sell.

What I wanted to handle
finally came my way.
Disney made animated film
and it began to play...

Simba, here, the Lion King's crown is for ya.
Such a lovely hat.
(Such a lovely hat.)
Will ya look at that?

This young cub, sir, the Lion King's crown is for ya.
Each day of the year
(each day of the year)
you're our King so dear.

His uncle's jealously twisted.
He's got Claudian bends.
But Simba's got some scriptwriters
he can call friends.

How they danced in the jungle.
Sweet summer sweat.
Film 'bout Timon and Pumbaa?
"1 1/2," just forget!

So I called up the studio:
"Did Walt approve this flick?"
They said,
"He hasn't given his OK
since nineteen sixty-six."

And still those voices are calling
from far away.
Wake you up in the middle of the night:
"That cartoon, please play, hey!"

Simba, here, the Lion King's crown is for ya.
Such a lovely hat.
(Such a lovely hat.)
Will ya look at that?

This young cub, sir, the Lion King's crown is for ya.
Porno scene, surprise!
(Porno scene, surprise!)
Can't believe my eyes!

Living in the jungle
too hot for some ice
and they said,
"This is a ripoff of Shakespeare.
Copy of Hamlet's device."

And in the royal chambers
the King and Queen did feast.
Miss Nala is his steely wife
and they just ate wildebeest!

Last thing I remembered
I was running back the disk.
I had to find my passage back
to a scene with lots of risk.

Relax, now you're grown man.
I am programmed to relieve.
You can re-run any scene you like.
"Director's cut," we weave!

(long, long guitar fadeout)

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 2.4

Total Votes: 23

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Meriadoc - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Couldn't find the pun, but I loved the Wildebeast line!
Dylan Baranski - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Did the parody revolve around the supposed hidden message? Whatever the answer is, here's a website with more info on that urban legend:
Ann Hammond - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Love the os. I went on a Wikipedia hunt and found out some info if not your pun.
Michael Pacholek - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Now it can be told: I've never seen "The Lion King," either the film or the musical. I had no idea about the cloud scene. I was making up the part about the "director's cut." There's no secret porn scene in it -- as far as I know. I knew about the "Aladdin" story, though. And Merry got it: For three years, I've been looking for a way to turn the OS's "But they just can't kill the beast" into "(something) wildebeest!" It probably goes back even further than that, to a scene on "The Cosby Show," where Theo mentions to his father Cliff, that he'd like to go to Africa, among other reasons, "to see the mating of the wildebeest, before they become extinct." Cliff tells his own father, who says, "Cliff, if they're mating, how are they going to become extinct?" Cliff thinks about this for a moment, and says, "Ask Theo."
John Jenkins - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
The wildebeest line might have been your starting point, but it wasn't the only good line. I also enjoyed the "Disney/1966" verse.

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