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Song Parodies -> "What Entertain Meant"

Original Song Title:

"That's Entertainment"

Original Performer:

Judy Garland

Parody Song Title:

"What Entertain Meant"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

TeeVee -
Back in Nineteen Five-Three
Was an Arc -
With a black and white spark
Stars grew -
And each one of them knew
What entertain meant!

Like Berle -
Gleason - Carney, they'd whirl
Betty White -
Made those early years bright
Every show -
Let an audience know
What entertain meant!

Dispersed, unrehearsed,
Many goofs and mistakes
Lights popped, cameras stopped,
In the face, pies and cakes
A chair or a table that breaks..
Images were white as plaster
But made our hearts beat faster..

Bob Hope -
Operas sponsored by soap
Cowboy Roy -
Saturdays, kids enjoy
Howdy Doo-
dy - with ears that protrude
That box and it's glow,
Could sure make us know
What entertain meant!

Amazed, we were glazed
To that small snowy screen
Eyes strained, we'd remain
Till a test pattern's seen
Commericals - we'd visit latrine
Each drama, a clencher
Video was big adventure..

Ring fights -
Watched 'em Saturday nights
Fast race cars -
Or a film about Mars
Clowns - mimes,
There were no better times
Great magic glows burned,
Back then's when we learned
What entertain......meant !

Back then's when we learned
What entertain......meant !

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Old Man Ribber - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
AFW - You'd be surprised how much of this I remember. It wasn't called The Golden Age Of Television for nothing. Your work is a fragment of amiright's lamented Golden Age as well. ;D
Porfle Popnecker - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Great nostalgia. Thanks to DVD, my viewing habits often resemble an evening of 50s TV.
AFW - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guys...yes, the good old days of tv...
Barry J. Mitchel - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
AFW, a clever dissection of the word, and verses filled with memorable shows. But I was hoping for a mention of Saturday's scripted wrestling matches!
AFW - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks,'re right, I forgot the pretzel twisters...
CivilShepHerdess - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Sir L'Air de Farce, and don't forget those great scenes between "David Addison & MsMaddie Hayes" the 1980's two who walked by night . . .
AFW - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, LCC...have you been Moonlighting watch out for those "W W's"

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