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Song Parodies -> "Bea Was Best"

Original Song Title:

"Be Our Guest"

Parody Song Title:

"Bea Was Best"

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The Lyrics

Bea was best!
In her roles, the funni-est
Ever since "All In The Fam-i-ly"
Bea Arthur was the best
Then came "Maude"
All applaud..
Perfect casting, oh my Gawd!
With her own brand on sarcastic,
Redefined the word, fantastic
Great comebacks
And put-downs
Zonked poor Archie out of bounds..
Had a look that could've conquored Budapest
Unique in her own way
On tv or Broadway,
Bea was best
Simply best,
Bea was best

Had the voice
And eye-brows
Took no BS, only bows
With a word could drop a bird
Or stop a herd of running cows
She could steal
Any scene,
Yet you knew she wasn't mean
With her hoity-toity manner
Would've made a great air scanner
Seldom grinned
Rarely smiled
Award trophies were compiled
On the game, and on the talk shows
She would guest..
It takes a special lass,
To have that kind of class,
Not second best..
Won the test
In the book of "Greats" she's pressed
Bea was best!
Bea was best!
Bea was best!

Crowds and critics were impressed
Had recoil as slick as oil,
The perfect foil, and zingi-est..
Curtain calls
Every play..
All keen ears would lean her way
She was tall and always thinner
And her acting was the winner,
Plus the rest..
With her talents, we were blessed
Bea was best!
Bea was best!
Bea was best!

She stood heads above the rest
Her talent scored with every word,
Always with her, we were obsessed
Done some films,
But most-ly
It was on stage or tv..
Sing and dance, she was a shoe-in
Musical, or great play doin'
In the glow
Of footlights,
She could take us to the heights
Like a wave she gave her all and hit the crest
That's what she did in "Mame"
She'd hit where she would aim,
Our flame..her fest..
An art fest,
What a fest!
Such a fest!
Bea was best! Bea was best! Bea was best!

"Golden Girls" she nailed it
Viewers loved her, critics hailed it
Got more pleasin' with each season it was on
Ah, those good old days of Maude and Archie,
There's a gap unfulfilled since she's gone
Passed in April O-9
When the world lost someone so fine
No-one else will ever duplicate her skills
Friends, Estelle and Rue have also passed on
Laughter's what her name meant
In the world of entertainment
Bea was best
Bea was best
Often wore a sweater vest
Sassy dame, who always played top of her game,
Tho' plainly dressed..
Calm and cool
And at ease
What you got was what you "sees"
Had some later parts, still glowing
Altho' aging, she kept going
Right on course
Bright as sun..
Till the Lord said she was done
Now, Dear Bea we pray, in peace, your soul will rest
Her old reruns we'll eat up
Watch 'em with our feet up
She's our guest!
Bea's our guest!
Bea was best!
Yes, Bea - was - best!

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Old Man Ribber - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Arthur! Arthur! (I know, a way-too-easy shot once again!) A "Golden" job here on a demanding song. All I can say to you is..."God will get you for that one, AFW!". ;D
AFW - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR......and attn - Spelling Police - yes, I can cleerly sea that I have mispelled the wurd, conquered.
Wild Child JIN - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
"All in the family" will really love this song! ;-D Excellent Job AFW!! ;-) 5's
John Barry - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Beautifully crafted tribute.
AFW - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks to WCJ, and John

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