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Song Parodies -> "A Fan of John Spencer"

Original Song Title:

"The Great Pretender"

Original Performer:

The Platters

Parody Song Title:

"A Fan of John Spencer"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

In memoriam, 1946-2005.
Oh, yes, I'm a fan of John Spencer
who starred when young with Patty Duke.
The British cuz, on her he had a crush.
But his drinking made it look like a fluke.

Oh, yes, I'm a fan of John Spencer
unable to save "L.A. Law."
Had jumped the shark
and he could not spark
revival of show past its awe.

Too real was his drinking, not make-believe.
Too real, and he'd feel, wrecked his health, can't conceal.
(Oh, oh, oh...)

Yes, I'm a fan of John Spencer
the Chief of the Staff on "West Wing."
The scripts, a breeze, and a big block of cheese.
An Emmy award he could sling.

Too real was the story of heart attack.
Unlike Leo, he is not coming back.
(Oh, oh, oh...)

Yes, I'm a fan of John Spencer.
He knew the way out of the hole.
He seemed to be a star on NBC.
But his past has now taken its toll.
I guess reruns have become my goal.
(Now... my... goal!)

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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alvin rhodes - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
nice tribute
carol - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with Alvin 5's
AFW - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Deserving, and very well done
MasonR - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
I was a big fan too. Nice tribute to the man, warts and all.
Rod Worden - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Lived hard, died young. Good work, Michael!
MrMacphisto - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
A well executed homage and an excellent choice of song... 5-5-5
Peregrin - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I found this by clicking on the 'random' button. That was a really nice Readers Digest compendium of his life, Pach.

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