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Song Parodies -> "Ding-Dong! The Ding-Dong's Dead!"

Original Song Title:

"Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!"

Original Performer:

The Wizard of Oz

Parody Song Title:

"Ding-Dong! The Ding-Dong's Dead!"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Admittedly, the title comes from a recent tweet over the Hostess Cakes debacle. "Fun' Bones" is a contraction for Funny Bones (once my favorite!). OS:
Ding-dong! The Ding-Dong’s dead!
Hostess Cakes is in the red!
Ding-dong! The Hostess Sno-Ball’s dead!

Goodbye to Devil Dogs,
Wonder Bread, and Fun’ Bone logs.
Ring-ding! The gol-darn Ring-Ding’s dead!

Don’t go where the gobbling be—
Below—in bankruptcy!
Ho-Hos are so ho-hum:
They’re why…I’ve put on five tons!

Wake up to carrot sticks,
Apples, grapes, and healthy picks!
Junk food’s sick!
The Hostess Twinkie’s dead!

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Total Votes: 10

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Barry J. Mitchel - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Reports of Hostess's demise are premature; unions or a buyer may rescue it.
Patrick - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Dead, along with 20,000 irreplaceable jobs. But who goes on strike in the middle of a depression? Against a company that's already on the eve of destruction? Looks like Hostess and the union are going into mediation. Maybe something good will come out of it.
Hu's On First - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
It might go south of the border; Grupo Bimbo looks like the most likely buyer.
anondria - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Doesn't Grupo Bimbo make Entenmann's, Kings Hawaiian and Orowheat too? They will be good in-house competition if so.

Quality work here, and I haven't eaten a Hostess product in years other than the Snoballs and Zingers I had to say that I ate some of the last of an era.
AFW - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Cute idea, topically tops...Short song with mega spoofing
Fat Boy - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Wonderfully done, I'm getting hungrier. They may come back.
Sheogorath - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't really get this being from the UK, but I have to admire Melanie Lee's skill in putting words to a melody. More, please!
Lifeliver - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
As a non-American, I first came across 'Twinkies' in the children's fantasy novel 'Bridge to Terabithia' and didn't know what they were. Unfortunately I found out. Nice match and subs. As the song's so short, I would have challenged myself by running through it twice, though. Have 555 Twinkies - er, you sure you want them?
Meriadoc - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Alas, the Twinkie's demise came 34 years too late to save poor Harvey...
Yeah, Baby! - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
The best part of this? Very nearly EVERYBODY caught in the implosion was a Democrat, and they won't be rehired in any bankruptcy deal. Moreover, their union membership will forever be a big black stain on their work histories. The Twinkie itself may survive, albeit under a different company logo and maybe a different product name, but the mediation just fell through and Hostess is basically dead now.
Leough - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Fun song! 555! Good to see you back!
John Jenkins - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
This seems like a fun OS to parody and you got the most out of it. Excellent title and you are to be commended for your honesty. I suspect most of us would have taken all the credit ourselves.

@Meriadoc: Yes, the “Twinkie defense” was used by Dan White to explain his temporary insanity and assassination of Harvey Milk, but I think it was a very feeble excuse.
Meriadoc - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
@JJ - so glad that somebody got my tasteless joke... ;)
Melanie Lee - September 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Meriadoc: I got it, too, although it took me a minute or two.

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