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Song Parodies -> "Mr. Tan Man"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Sandman"

Original Performer:

The Chordettes

Parody Song Title:

"Mr. Tan Man"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan,
Tan, tan, tan, tan, tan

Tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan, tan,
Tan, tan, tan, tan, tan

Mr. Tan Man, Boehner, of course
Shade and expression much like a bay horse
Motive macho, or some demo malice
Could be, of our dear Prez, your skin is jealous

Mr.. Tan Man, give us a break
Coffin time's keeping - salon girls awake
Hooked like Ham-ilton, old George..
This fad's older than Valley Forge

Mr. Tan Man, 'fess up today
Pass lie detector, no way, Jose
Claim au naturale, no cream..
Mr. Tan Man, push a new dream

Mr. Tan Man, (yeesss?) Speaker of House..
Is it a fantasy of your dear sweet spouse?
More than a doubt that you're a spray can drainer
Who sunbathes in DC ?, a real no-Boehner

Mr. Tan Man, drop the bronze gold
Stay more in tune with - position you hold
And someday when - Speak-er job's gone
Tan Man, not to worry,
No, no, no
House can always use one more John

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 3.5
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 6

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   0
 3   2
 4   0
 5   2

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Patrick - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
There you go, judging a man by the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character. Both Boehner and Obama should be glad for that. They certainly come off a lot better by that standard.
Sadder But Wiser - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Mr. Tan Man, you got a dose
Of U.V. rays to make your skin gross
Skin cancer comes from sunshine's gleam
Mr. Tan Man, use sun block cream.
John Jenkins - January 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Very good "no Boehner line."
Harold Fuccerman - January 31, 2015 - Report this comment
Funny, but not quite as good as my parody of Mr. Sandman, Clannerpoop.
Brian - February 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Your pacing is OK, but there are grammar and syntax problems that aren't part of the original song, and that counts. You should aim for full, coherent sentences in your parody when the original song also uses proper grammar. As for funny, I really think that Sadder But Wiser's comment is funnier than any part of this parody. I want to laugh at this, and I did laugh at the title, but it stops there and the rest of it just isn't funny. 3-2-2
Sadder But Wiser - February 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Brian, I'm glad to see you attempt to restore order and objectivity to scoring and comments. Unfortunately, you will not be heeded. I know. I tried. Thoughtless straight 1s or straight 5s are de rigueur here, owing to factions based on Red vs. Blue politics and interpersonal affinities. Still, I applaud you effort.
Sadder But Wiser - February 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Brian, you're right that reprehensible content takes a backseat to good pacing and humor -- when done well. In fact, an art of parody is to undermine outrageously subversive content with self-mockery. An example can be found at

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