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Song Parodies -> "Soup of the Reds"

Original Song Title:

"Mister Ed TV Theme Song"

Original Performer:

Mister Ed TV Show

Parody Song Title:

"Soup of the Reds"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Yummy, the soup of the Reds

A borscht is a borscht, of beets of course,
and no Red can refuse a borscht main course,
that is of course, unless the borscht,
Is not served with some rye bread!

Go right to the pot and make the borscht
Red onion, chopped sausage, and beets of course
Cooked with two seeds* and beef stock 1 quart
Keeps the Reds well-fed

The Russian life is oh so bleak
Waiting in lines all day,
And Vodka is their national drink,
But borscht is their soup of the day... (always)

A borscht is a borscht, of beets of course,
Served hot or cold, no difference of course
Topped with sour cream and chopped dill is endorsed
Da, this food is bliss...

Top soup of the Reds
* fennel and dill

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Dave W. - February 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Robert - Talking borscht... Ha! ......I've been watching Mr. Ed on You tube lately and am finding how great the classic comedy really was...When I was young, all it took to make me laugh was Mr. Ed saying Wliburrrrrr.............
Jonathan - February 07, 2014 - Report this comment
^ so Mr. Ed's on youtube you say? well I might have to check that out as for the parody it was delicious! 5's
Rob Arndt - February 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks guys! I am trying to be a bit more humorous but have troiuble doing the mundane, food topics, etc... others do much better than I. I have a very dark sense of humor and use war topics a lot, the news, politics, personalities, and weird trivia. The soup thing is rare for me...
Fred - February 08, 2014 - Report this comment
You really can't beet that soup; er sorry, had to get that one out ;-)
Melanie Lee - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Ah, a musical recipe! Heat the oven to 555 degrees! One tip: try to match the syllable emphasis of the original. Some of your stresses were off. Otherwise, great job!
Rob Arndt - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks ML, V2L3 and V5L3 the stresses are a bit off. As for syllable count, I try to match as well as possible but sometimes add or subtract 1-2 and then adjust the matching lines (parodic license)! I also add some lines and comments in brackets- that's my style. I am an amateur, but a highly productive one. I never claim expert status as there is no such thing. An absolute perfect pacing parodist would have to match every single line count, every syllable, and every single word by count and even TT never accomplished that. And of course there are the stress points, pauses, instrument interludes, and artist added moaning and mixing. Other artists use endless repetition too. Btw, the recipe for this soup is easy. In a sauce pan add some olive oil and brown the sliced red onion and chopped sausage, then add fennel and dill seed for 30 seconds. Remove from burner. In a pot, pur 1 qt of beef stock and add 3x 15oz cans of red beets, drained and chopped on med-high heat. Cook 10-12 mins and add the sauce pan ingredients. Cook for 5-10 more minutes. Serve with sour cream topping and some chopped fresh dill. Done. Russian rye bread and some Vodka work fine for a complete meal :)

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