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Song Parodies -> "Got Dish Network"

Original Song Title:

"Got the Jitters"

Original Performer:

Ben Pollack

Parody Song Title:

"Got Dish Network"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Inspired from the 2022 Dish Network commercial, “When You Really Need TV”.
Got Dish Network, got Dish Network;
Got Dish Network, got Dish Network, got Dish Network.
Like the pounding of the hammer
Is the clatter and the clammer
Of a kids’ extravaganza,
Got Dish Network!

Sugar free cake, sugar free cake,
Almost like saying “Boy, you’re terrific cheesecake!”
All the children chatter chatter,
Let me out of this whole matter,
Show me the way to the ladder,
Got Dish Network!

Up on the roof, with a view,
Dish Network’s large dish, its days are through!
Throw it onto the green grass,
Run before the cops are called on back,

Got Dish Network, got Dish Network;
Got Dish Network, got Dish Network, got Dish Network.
From the Dish Network ad’s let up,
And their dish no longer set up,
Way to bring another set up,

Like the cops and the officers,
Who are not exactly thrilled with
My throwing of a large dish,
That’s got Dish Network!

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Pacing: 4.2
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Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 6

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CML - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
One of the fundamentals that make song parodies work is recognition of the original song. Some of my best received works are parodies of "Bohemian Rhapsody" because EVERYBODY at this site knows all the lyrics to the song, which means if I put a clever spin on its lyrics, everyone has an instant reaction to it. OTOH, NOBODY recognizes the any of these bands you are parodying. I'm a month away from getting a fully vested Social Security check and I've never even HEARD of any of these swing era bands that you parody. I dont even care to listen to these OS's to see if you're doing a good job or not. Which means the 95% of the readers here who are younger care even less
CML - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
Part II. This website is a shadow of its former self. So we should all be careful about causing any further harm to it. So I dont care if you want to submit one or two of your works at a time. But you simply cannot flood the zone with TEN of these parodies. Some first time viewer will look at this and say "What is this ----'" and never come back. We cant afford this
George&GermaineBriantFan - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
When you see a Dish Network ad that has a children’s birthday party take place inside while it’s raining, you write Ben Pollack parodies. Take note of this time in human history, because Dish Network will never again air another ad like it. For the record, I LOVE “Got the Jitters”. It is essentially Ben Pollack’s best recording (besides “Dancing in the Moonlight”.) Nappy Lamare’s comic vocal is absolutely hilarious. And I even referenced “the greatest moment in television history” with the “cheesecake” line. All this combined helps to make more people learn about things such as “the greatest moment in television history”, regardless of age group. The fact that “Got the Jitters” is being parodied here nearly 90 years later still shows the power of the original recording.
Phil Ossifer - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
I agree wholeheartedly with CML on this. When you post-bomb the site with eight billion unfunny "parodies" on the same theme, you drive people away. Are you Amish? Was that particular episode the only TV you've ever watched? It was a lifetime ago, and no one else on the planet cares. Please pack up your Victrola, your scratchy records and any pending homages to your parents and move on.
Generation Xer - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
“Dancing in the Moonlight”? I barely remember a song by that title from the late 60s - early 70s. It's got a lot of electric piano in its intro. Is THAT the one you're referring to or is it something?
Leave George&GermaineBriantFan alone - September 20, 2022 - Report this comment
George&GermaineBriantFan Is exercising his right to free speech, which you lot advocate on this site. So if he wants to post multiple parodies of his choice, he has every right to do so.
George&GermaineBriantFan - September 21, 2022 - Report this comment
Generation Xer: “Dancing in the Moonlight” was a 1934 song sung and performed by Ben Pollack. It was recorded in February 1934 and begins “Dancing in the moonlight, underneath the stars. Singing little love songs, to my baby...etc.” The orchestra’s trumpet section begins the record, which sounds like a clock ticking. That’s what I’m referring to. And THANK YOU to the person defending my parodies. I have gotten the word out of the 1951 “Beat the Clock” broadcast featuring 300 Boy Scouts (more discussion about this broadcast, please!) because of my parodies. Speaking of said broadcast, I never actually saw it. That would mean I would have to have seen a kinescope of the broadcast, of which none is actually known to exist. I only learned about the broadcast on Saturday, October 10, 2020, which as we all know was the greatest moment in television and human history. Finally, Dish Network is completely deserving of this parody about its ad, “When You Really Need TV”. They have never been too bright with their TV commercials, for instance, I remember seeing an ad featuring a family wearing Dish antennas over their heads and dancing to protect themselves from the rain. (Another Dish ad involving rainfall, which I think was around 2015). They deserve it.
Nappy Lamare (“Got the Jitters” singer) - September 22, 2022 - Report this comment
We all know Dish Network’s commercial about a kids’ birthday party is the greatest advertisement in television history, but what about the greatest moment in television history??
Charlie Ergen - September 22, 2022 - Report this comment
I have no issue with George&GermaineBriantFan. I personally think his parodies are fine as long as he doesn’t openly tell people to NOT get Dish Network. And that “Beat the Clock” show featuring 300 Boy Scouts aired just 2 years before I was born! Would make a great documentary subject exclusive to Dish.
Nappy Lamare 2024 - September 28, 2022 - Report this comment
Dish Network will only be remembered for their ad “When You Really Need TV” and nothing else.

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