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Song Parodies -> "Arkham Asylum Blues by Oswald Cobblepot"

Original Song Title:

"I Can't Dance"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Arkham Asylum Blues by Oswald Cobblepot"

Parody Written by:

Scotty Dangerously

The Lyrics

This is another musical tribute to Gotham, and it takes place in the episode “This Ball of Mud and Meanness” (Season 2 Episode 14). The following parody is about Oswald doing time in Arkham, because of claiming about killing Galavan and because of claiming insanity. Though, Oswald’s claims are really lies. This parody features Professor Hugo Strange doing these mental treatments on Oswald to reduce Oswald’s aggressive tendencies, and it definite features a mention of the crazy ice cream scene. This parody is a view from Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot.
Inmates put me down
Just because I shouted “I’m the king of town.”
Hugo Strange is a pest
Because he puts me on some crazy tests

I can’t kill, I’m in pain
Hugo Strange always puts some shocks straight to my brain
All these volts...really sting
Though I still believe I’m the Gotham king

When I saw mom in my head
I watched myself beat her, and she became dead
After I have passed several tests
Professor Strange chose to put me on an ice cream test

But I can’t kill, I can’t fight
Arkham Asylum just gets scary day and night
I can’t stab, I can’t shoot
Cause that won’t give me good loot
Oh and I know I’m in this Arkham place
It does not look like Disneyland

Big guy began to yell and scream
Just because I showed up with a scoop of ice cream
Fat guy chose to slam me down
But he couldn’t tell if my treat was white or brown

And I can’t kill, it’s just dumb
To get in any fight in this strange asylum
I can’t punch, I can’t kick
This crazy place makes me sick
Oh and I don’t mean to be a disgrace
Hugo Strange is a crazy man
An evil doctor with an evil face

Mmm Hmmm

No, I can’t kill, I’m in pain
Because I lied to the cops that I’m insane
Yes, I’ve spent time, in deep hell
Staring at the walls of a prison cell

No, I can’t kill
Yes, I’m in pain
No, no, no, I can’t kill
Though I wish I was king
Of Gotham town
This was an easy Genesis song for me to parody, because the song is one of these Genesis hits. If there was a music video of this song parody, it would take place in either the abandoned prison of Alcatraz or an abandoned mental hospital. If you want to look up the crazy ice cream scene, you key in the words “Gotham ice cream test” in the search field on YouTube. Several Gotham song parodies written so far, a lot more to write to complete the Gotham musical based on the entire Villains season.

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