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Song Parodies -> "Kristof Robertson: Do Kris Kristofferson!"

Original Song Title:

"I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"Kristof Robertson: Do Kris Kristofferson!"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I think Kris Kristofferson should be outraged at Kristof Robertson's lack of homage to one of the finest song-writers of our times ;-) ............................................. (and please also see my PS at the end)
So when will Kristof Robertson do one by Kris Kristofferson?
That Kristof has not done a Kris Kristofferson one's bothersome
It could be from the soundtrack to that chicky flick "A Star Is Born"
or spotlighting Kristofferson - how far he's come (and far he's gorn)
Now Kris (not Kristof) had addictions, some would say had maladies
while Kristof (but not Kris) is more addicted to mad parodies
For Kristof to be Kris-Kristoffer-son-free there is no excuse
though freedom's just another word, says Kris, for nothing left to lose

yes, freedom's just another word, says Kris, for nothing left to lose
(x three)

If Kris Kristoffer-son learns of this Kristof-snub he might abuse
the stuff he gave up when his options were 'drunkard' or LIFE! to choose
or maybe he will write a song detailing how it did induce
a one-way trip to Tallahassee looking for a bridge to use

or maybe he will write a song detailing how it did induce
a one-way trip to Tallahassee looking for a bridge to use


So when will Kristof Robertson do one by Kris Kristofferson?
By now he should've done one! (though I don't want to be quarrelsome)
Seems Kristof, about Kris Kristofferson, is prejudici-al
It seems he'd rather write about things mostly artifici-al
He could've been researching Kris Kristofferson's mad ancestors
or what's with Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe McAllister?
or what's with that Rhodes Scholarship, and did it really open doors
for Kris and Rita Coolidge (just before their harrowing divorce)

for Kris and Rita Coolidge (just before their harrowing divorce)
(x three)

And furthermore, despite his standing in the music industry
Kris wasn't offered by Kristof an amiright-based ministry
and is it right that Kristof's done so many Kinks and Beatles songs
while Kristof's Kris-Kristofferson-count's less than Livvy Newton-John's

So is it right that Kristof's done so many Kinks and Beatles songs
while Kristof's Kris-Kristofferson-count's less than Livvy Newton-John's


Oh sure, we know he can't do plumbing - and his sink is fountain-like
and Catherine Zeta-Jones is prob'ly not her hubby's mountin' bike
and Allah, Buddah, Yoda, Odin and Jehovah, Osiris...
should rightly take priority above Kristofferson, so Kris...
it's best that you continue spending Sunday mornings coming down -
To Help You Make It Through The Night, ignore Kristof (that mean, lowdown....)
and don't be too offended that the OS Kristof chose to use
for F.C.U.K. was by Village People and not one of yours

his F.C.U.K. was by Village People and not one of yours
(x three)

If "From the coalmines of Kentucky - and the Californian sun"
don't stir the parodific juices of Kristofer Robertson
there's nothing we can do I s'pose - except hope that the day will come
when Kristof Robertson will do a song by Kris Kristofferson

there's nothing we can do I s'pose except hope that the day will come
when Kristof Robertson will do a......

( please......shoot me )




PS: I'm going to try to put together an Amiright Gilbert And Sullivan musical, called "The Pirates Who Penstanzas" - which anybody can contribute to - I'll post a thread on the MB soon with the rules

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 32

Voting Breakdown

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Dee Range - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
As soon as I untie my tongue I'm gonna' laugh my ass off. Great use of Kristorrerson's original songs, as well as Kristof's parodies. This song seems to be a parody gold mine. You certainly mined some 24-carat nuggets here
Kristof Robertson, I think....? - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Holy freakin' moly! This is, IMHO, a goddamn masterpiece, and not just because it's about me (although that helped...;-)) I think you have just created a perfect parody, Mr McArthur. It had me LMF'ingAO and also totally bewildered. Words fail me as to how bloody good this is. Bravo, you freakin' genius! 555 ++++++
AFW - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This is fantastic, Stuart....I'm awestruck by this great tongue twisting, parodic accomplishment...I hereby proclaim you, The Potentate of Poetry and Prose, The Sultan of Spoof, as well as, The Ruler of Rhyme...Sound the trumpets!
Phil Alexander - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Yee f***ing ha! Have you actually tried singing this? If you haven't yet, then I strongly advise getting a splashguard for you monitor and keyboard first. ROFLMAO :-)
alvin rhodes - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
yeah, kristof..get crackin'....lol...great stuff here...5s
Kristof Robertson - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
OK, the challenge has been set...(damn! I hate Kristofferson...)
Adam Eccleshall - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Great stuff. Perhaps you could talk Mr. Kristofferson into recording it? :-)
Leo Jay - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Krist Almighty! How the hell did you do that? Staggeringly awesome.
MasonR - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
To quote Dr. Seuss...is your tongue numb? (Mine is!) Fantastic job!
Michael Pacholek - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I could have given you fives just for mentioning muh girl Catherine Zeta-Jones, but that would have obscured just how good this parody actually is. (And besides, you referenced her husband, which makes me want to dock you a point, but I didn't.) Perhaps Robertson's Kristofferson parody will be, on Sunday morning, coming down. Until then, maybe this one will help you make it through the night, for the good times: http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/kriskristofferson2.shtml
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
well, Kristof, your Kristofferson-snubbing has been concerning a lot of us around here for QUITE some time now - somebody had to say it...

thanks Dee, Phil, alvin :-)

thanks Adam - maybe I could get Kristof to record it

thanks Leo, thanks, Mason :-)
Agrimorfee - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job, Stu! I would like to do a G&S song for "the show", but not sure if I can pull it off. I never have written a parody on demand, be it the topic or the song.
Johnny D - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
That confirms my theory --- the cosmic rays coming from the southern half of the celestial sphere indeed induce parody-writing genius ( or is it MADNESS ?) !!
John Barry - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Very clever and excellently executed.
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks, Agri, but I'm certain you could - I might even pick one for you as a challenge!

* eye-twitch *
* neck spasm *
the latter, JD!

thanks John
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
whoops, I didn't see your comment Michael, as it must've fallen into the gap while I was replying - thanks, and I just checked out your KK, too
Stray Pooch - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This was freakin' incredible. The MG song has been done to death but you revived it. The connection alone was sheer inspired lunacy, but you out Gilbert-ed Gilbert with the parodical patter! I would have congratulated you earlier, but I couldn't get on . Tthere was a virus goin' 'round . . . Seriously, this is prime stuff. Excellent 555
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Krisp stuff! Great effort, Stu, I'll check out that G&S musical idea when I've sobered up. (September good for you?) 555
Stuart McArthur - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks a heap for those kind words Stray Pooch

Luke, it would be great to have you aboard the HMS Penstanza with Nanky Poo and us other Pirates, my fellow wombat, and in return I will not call you "mate" for 30 days and 30 nights

(PS what did I tell you about that beer stuff! )
Kat - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Help!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Toungue Twister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Red Ant - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Hahaha, this is very good. Did you have to make TOS ANY harder to sing though?=)
Stuart McArthur - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
three full thimblefuls of thorough thanks, Kat
Stuart McArthur - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
there's that time-gap again - thanks Red Ant :)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh, nothing solves a problem like it, mate! ;)
Rick C - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I've been away for a week and, come back to this! Absolutely brilliant, Stu! Love it. High fives and then some!
Dominic L. - August 02, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM- Very good! filled with tongue-twisters. The funny thing is, I see so many parodies of this song and up until now I didn't know the OS. Actually, I did, I just didn't know that it was called "I am a very model...", so all this time I could have voted! And you don't care... Anyway, nice parody, you get 5's.
Dumb Ass Kid - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Genuinely genius 555+
Adagio - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
FREAKIN' BIG HAIRY GOOD! Stu...now I'm cross-eyed, tangue-toungled and twitchy! 5's to the max!
Scathe - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Parodies of this song always tax my ability to compare to the original.
Agrimorfee - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] MAkes my Top 5.
Jeff Reuben - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: I generally avoid amiright-specific songs for SOTM, but might have to make an exception here. Any song that makes my boss come in and ask "What's so funny?" has to get consideration.
Tim Mayfield - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) And then do "(Kris) Kringle got Krispy Kremes dunked in Crisco" to "Grandma got run over by a reindeer"
Red Ant - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Aside from the numerous tongue twisters the only couplet I got hung up on was "Osiris/so Kris" line. Has Kristof Robertson done a Christopher Cross or a Kris-Kross parody yet? =)
Peter Andersson - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - I'd do Dolly Parton before I do Kristofferson, despite his Swedish sounding last name. 5s.
Johnny D - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A masterpiece from the "Stu Continuum".
Rick C - August 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above.
Melhi - August 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Shoot, I was going to ask about Chirstopher Cross, but Red Ant beat me to it (and bested my idea by remembering Kriss Kross.) Fun little tongue twister, Stu.
Arwen - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--I hate all you bastards who can not only do this OS...but who do it SOOOO well...=( 5s, Stuart...
Adam Eccleshall - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still a great read, this one :-)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still just as difficult to sing when I'm sober. *scrutinises bottles* Hey, taht was non-alcoholic beer! "Catherine Zeta-Jones is prob'ly not her hubby's mountin' bike"... LOL .
Claude Prez - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Just posting the SOTM winners in the official thread and stopped to read this one. Hilarious!
Stuart McArthur - September 03, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks Luke, Rick C, Dominic, Adagio, DAK, Scathe, Adagio, Agri, Jeff (esp. for making it the exception).....thanks Tim, Red Ant (am I pronouncing Osiris wrong??) K1, Johnny D, Rick C again, Melhi, Arwen (give it a try - long lines are good to work with)....thanks Adam, Luke (there's never been alcohol in taht, you goose) and thanks Claude
Spaff.com - September 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Forgive me for missing this earlier, s2art. This represents the entire holy trinity of parody: A "Major General" parody, an Overlord Kristof tribute, and a Stuart McArthur work. But I gotta ask - did you throw in Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" just to see if we were paying attention? (It's tremendous either way.) Congrats on your win!
stuart mcarthur - September 14, 2005 - Report this comment
er, whoops
Stephen Foster - January 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Yeah really. As a former G&S Player, patter song is right on.
JULY 2005 SONG OF THE MONTH GOLD MEDAL - February 25, 2006 - Report this comment
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/gilbertsullivan13.shtml
Red Ant - March 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTY 2005) I see I didn't answer your question Stu; I would normally (perhaps incorrectly) pronounce "Osiris" as "oh-SIGH-rus' (second syllable stressed); to get it to scan with the flow of TOS I had to say it as "OSS-sir-rous" (first syllable stressed; it would rhyme with "rhinocerous"). This is still marvelous and of course I voted 555 the day it came out.
Agrimorfee - March 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTY 05) Was my Top 5, now brought down by its competitors.
John Jenkins - March 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Great word play, with a lot of excellent lines, but I particularly like the way you inserted the freedom line.
Spaff.com - April 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Still ultra-impressed. A lovely tribute, a lovely celeb-skewering, and a lovely Major-General parody, all rolled into one big tasty treat. TMGLTM, but I'm always a sucker for the triple rhymes in parodies of this OS, e.g., Star is Born/far he's gorn (groan!) and fountain-like/mountin' bike. Niiiiice.
Matthias - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
How I miss you "Pirates Who Pen Stanzas" you were the first Amiright project that I got involved with and did a song not only I didn't know, but a lot of people from Amiright didn't know either, about a Porn Freak getting kicked out of Amiright by Chucky. Good times, good times...
Agrimorfee - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC3) My how times have changed since this parody first popped up...Cat was still a kitty, Dave was just above average. I cringed when you dropped this on our K round, Stu, for obvious reasons, but now it's over and done with and we won't ever see it again in a comp....maybe. :) :) :)
Red Ant - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(K) Perhaps I need to rethink my decision to exclude entering my SOTM medalists in the ABCs (not that I have as many as you, heh heh). You already know this is a great parody, Stu.
Guy - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4-K) I don't know after reading and all the commenting I think my mind is totally criss-crossed and catty-wumpus. I don't know Cris from Kris,from Chris from Christine (and that's my wife's name) from crash to crack at this point. All I know is that this was well thought out and extremely well done. You are hereby promoted from Major General (2 Stars) to Supreme Allied Commander (5 Stars) for this number. And a good conduct medal to add to your heavily medaled chest. And add a Purple Heart for the pain and wounds you must have sustained writing this gem.
littleCupCake - January 22, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for General MacArthur!!! Very nice tribute to a very talented Gent; whose little-known movie < Lone Star > is my favorite.
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABCK) Stuart, this is amazingly written, but I may look really stupid, but I don't get it. . .I am as always flabbergasted by your talent, but on this parody I guess I need to read a lot more by Kristof, who is Kristofferson, I just don't get it, I'm sorry
Cat - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) Kowabunga! I've already read this innumerable times, but it still gets a chuckle out of me every time I read it—all the research and everything that went into it, I think we can safely say this is the king of all tribute parodies. (by the way, has Kris ever followed through?)
Mikey Squirrel - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
ABC- Wow, it sounds like this one can make a good tongue twister. I gotta admit, this is really well written. Very good job, Stu.

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