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Song Parodies -> "Some '50's Things"

Original Song Title:

"Mass Compilings"

Original Performer:

Various Artists

Parody Song Title:

"Some '50's Things"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Continuing series of historical things from 1950s-70s...
Some ‘50s things:
Brink’s robbery
Harry Truman
10 Most Wanted
Transplant kidney
“Peanuts” comic
Korean People’s Army
Smokey the Bear
Miss Clairol hair coloring
Diner’s Club card
Xerox Machine
22nd Amendment
Birth control
MacArthur removed
Robinson defeats “Raging Bull”
Joe DiMaggio
Color TV
Lacoste fashion
Jet magazine
“I Love Lucy”
Power steering
3-D movie scenes
MAD magazine
“Jackie Gleason”
Transistor radios
“The Old Man and the Sea”
“The Today Show”
Mount Everest climb
Elizabeth II Queen
Rosenbergs executed
Playboy magazine
Yankees 4 World Series
Armistice for Korean War
“Name that Tune”
Corvette sports car
Nautilus nuke sub
Polio vaccine
Gallup polls
McCarthy hearings
The Mambo
Miss America televised
Desegregation of military
TV dinners arrive
“Father Knows Best”
McDonald’s opens in Illinois
Rock & Roll parties
Disneyland for girls and boys
Ann Landers advice
Rosa Parks and her seat
Thunderbird hits the streets
Figure skating
Andrea Doria sinks
Marriage of Grace Kelly
“In God We Trust”
No segregation
Burger King restaurant
Billy Graham salvation
Sputnik satellite
“The Cat in the Hat”
American Bandstand
Edsel falls flat
Jimmy Hoffa
Explore I
Nikita Khrushchev
“Peter Gunn”
Alaska and Hawaii
National Airlines
NASA astronauts
Buddy Holly dies
Mattel’s Barbie
“The Twilight Zone”
First diet drinks
And pantyhose….

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 21

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 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   19

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AFW - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Interesting list of a great decade
Rob Arndt - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
The US satellite should be Explorer I... Oops!
Agrimorfee - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Uh, what is this a parody of?...
Andria - May 14, 2012 - Report this comment
While I enjoy the educational value of Rob's work and his enthusiasm for learning & pop-culture, a list of songs (and preferably the parodied lines or stanzas) that the parody was based on would go a long way toward making this a relevant parody and toward making the 5s look & work better. Sorry if I offended you, Rob (no intent to), just my 2 cents.

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