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Song Parodies -> "Ziegler"

Original Song Title:

"Fever"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Peggy Lee

Parody Song Title:

"Ziegler"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, this worked better when done to the Peggy Lee cover than to the Little Willie John original. This also replaces "Zealous Guy" as last in my parody list by alphabetical order. I wanted to do one about my favorite "West Wing" character, but let's face it, Toby is a lot funnier than Leo McGarry.
I never know why he's so grumpy.
I don't know why there's anger there.
Josh and C.J., they look happy
but I see that Ziegler's blue beyond compare.

He's Toby Ziegler
and he's gloomy.
Ziegler, he just don't feel right.
Ziegler, he's just frowning.
Ziegler grumbles all the night.

In the White House every daytime.
Writing speeches grand, not trite.
Won't light up when Bartlet calls his name.
Heart is heavy, never light.

He's Toby Ziegler
and he's gloomy.
Ziegler, he just don't feel right.
Ziegler, he's just frowning.
Ziegler grumbles all the night.

Bartlet, he's a politician.
Leo's master of the game.
Toby he just sits there wishin'
the Democrats would be less tame.

He's Toby Ziegler
and he's gloomy.
Ziegler, he just don't feel right.
Ziegler, he's just frowning.
Ziegler grumbles all the night.

Republicans passed crazy budget
cutting spending 'til it's bare.
When Jed refused to give his veto
Toby blurted out, "Sir, don't you dare!"

He's Toby Ziegler
and he's gloomy.
Ziegler, he just don't feel right.
Ziegler, he's just frowning.
Ziegler grumbles all the night.

Now you've listened to his story.
Here's the point I have made:
Winning speeches wrote by Ziegler
are why for a second term Jed stayed.

Hey, Toby Ziegler
love your writin'.
Don't be sad and taciturn.
Ziegler, it's exciting
watchin' Republicans burn!
Watchin' Republicans burn!
Watchin' Republicans burn!
Tobias Zachary Ziegler (Richard Schiff): "The ancient Israelites had a name for Jews from Westport (Connecticut): They called 'em 'Presbyterians.'" Joshua Lyman (Bradley Whitford): "Are you saying you're more Jewish than I am?" Toby: "All I'm saying is, I'm from Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)."

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Leo Jay - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Aw, he's just pissed that he and CJ never got to do it. (Did they? I don't get to watch much any more). Anyway, great job on a great character from a great show. And I love that quotation -- that Presbyterian line is a classic. I have a bunch of old TWW parodies somewhere that I wrote about 3 years ago when I was heavily into the show...
alvin rhodes - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
great show..great OS...great parody...5s
Michael Pacholek - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Toby and C.J.? He is really not her type, and he still carries a torch for his ex-wife, Congresswoman Andrea Wyatt. I don't see either one of them ending up with anyone, C.J. because she doesn't need to, and Toby because, as his ex-wife said, "You're just so sad."

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