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Song Parodies -> "Crazed Elmo Buyer (Mom in Motion)"

Original Song Title:

"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"

Original Performer:

John Parr

Parody Song Title:

"Crazed Elmo Buyer (Mom in Motion)"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

"Tickle Me Elmo", a plush-toy of the Sesame Street character Elmo, was the focus of a now-legendary nationwide shopping frenzy during the 1996 Christmas shopping season in America.
Pulling up
You don't see the fighting at the mall

Passers-by
They're shaking their heads, they see it all

And maybe guns might help you beat the race
You find you're not alone, just another face

Play the game
You know you can't quit until it's bought

So go on
Only you can fight what must be fought

You know your kids' brain-washing by TV
Made you a prisoner
And you're tryin' to break free


You can see the neon shinin'
Underneath the toy-store sky!
You'll be where the price is rising higher and higher!

Just another mom in motion,
On a Toys-R-Us ferris wheel
Just another stupefyin' crazed Elmo buyer!

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo, ooo!


Scarf 'em up!
Don't know just how many you can buy
(that you can buy!)

Soon be none!
Only just a few more left in sight

You can make it
You know you can

You broke the bank indeed
Buying all that you can


You can see the neon shinin'
Underneath the toy-store sky!
You'll be where the price is rising higher and higher!

Just another mom in motion,
On a Toys-R-Us ferris wheel
Just another stupefyin' crazed Elmo buyer!

You can climb the escalator
Shop the wildest spree

You're a real crazed Elmo buyer burnin' in greed

Burnin' in greed!


(instrumental)


Just once in your life,
A madness sublime!

To buy mindless now,
Psychotic, you strive!


You can hear the MUZAK playin'
And the checkout scanner's eye
So you run back in again,
Still hopin' to buy

Just another mom in motion
On a Toys-R-Us ferris wheel
Just another stupefyin' crazed Elmo buyer!

You can see the neon shinin'
Underneath the toy-store sky!
You'll be where the price is rising higher and higher!

Just another mom in motion,
On a Toys-R-Us ferris wheel
Just another stupefyin' crazed Elmo buyer!

You can climb the escalator
Shop the wildest spree

You're a real crazed Elmo buyer burnin' in greed

Burnin' !
Burnin' in greed!
You can feel it burnin' !
Ooo-ooo burnin' inside, indeed!

(fade)

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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Arwen - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent work, Johnny! =)
Adagio - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I think you captured how the craze hits moms. :) 5's
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
This vote was brought to you by the letters J and D, and by the number 5...bravo!
Johnny D - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Arwen, Adagio, and Ingeborg!
Serafina - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I liked this one. Sorry I couldn't read it earlier; I had lots of work to do today. Now I'm at home, so if I try to vote and it doesn't register, don't worry; I'll try again tomorrow morning. Anyway, my vote on this parody will be 5-5-5.
Joe - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was good too. I also vote 5-5-5.
Johnny D - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Joe, and thanks Serafina.

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