Have you ever noticed that the song parodies that Fred/Jackie have written...suck?

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  1. RobinsLeftFlap

    RobinsLeftFlap New Member

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    They're always awful. Example: that "My Heart Will Go On" parody that Robin sang that one time. Terrible.
     
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    King Norris, do I need to continue?
     
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    I have. And those terrible pre-written sketches they did when Howard talks like a homo were horrible too. Bordering on hacky.
     
  4. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Back when the crew was genuinely working hard, doing a full radio schedule plus attempting TV, I think there was general recognition that the work wasn't genius. Thing was they were putting themselves out there and turning out bits that usually had a couple of laughs, beyond that they were willing to acknowledge when stuff wasn't great and have fun with that as well. Reminded me of Letterman at NBC, when a bit didn't work his reaction to it was often funnier than the bit would have been in the first place.

    Interesting that when Howard starting to take his "genius" shtick seriously he stopped producing any material.
     
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    Song parodies were always middling, but some of those old sketches WERE great. And I've learned to begrudgingly give Hackie some credit for that.
     
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    Whenever "every homo" (backstreet parody) comes on I hit mute. Last time was about a month ago, which was also the last time I bothered tuning in.
     
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    Seventeen
    Sounds of kinison
    There are others but just wanted to defend the joke man
    These teeth.....etc
     
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    then again I heard a new tradio call today. now there is some originality :rolleye:
     
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    Sounds of Kinison was a rush job and it showed. Not a great parody, but necessary, and touching nonetheless.
     
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    Song parodies from anyone are rarely good(except for Dan the Song Parody Man who, IMHO, hits it out of the ballpark every time) I remember when Unclean Beaver came out and I lived in Chicago where we didn't get the show but I was obsessed with everything Howard. I was so excited I bought it and ran home and put it in the cd player and thought, "What the fuck is this shit?"
     
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    The Wack Pack "We are the World" song is funny until Howard comes in. The funny returns when the Wack Packers sing. Otherwise I can't really think of any song parodies or pre-recorded bits that made me laugh. And those prerecorded bits are painfully unfunny when the old shows are replayed. Or when they're remade, like "Homocop" (I actually felt sorry for them on that one, and for "Fuck Shack").
     
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    They're not ALL bad...but mostly they are. Mostly.
     
  13. Tmmy Sirianni

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    Yup.

    The bits/songs were almost always terrible.

    There are some exceptions, but off the top of my head, I can only think of a few.

    I enjoyed the Scott the Engineer song parodies (Brown Fingers / Scott from the Block), and "I Shred Lucy" (wherein Ricky wanted to stick Lucy in a wood chipper).

    The Mayberry skit where Floyd had Opie in his love dungeon was kinda funny.

    "Angry Young Meg" (the Billy Joel song parody about Meg Griffin) was pretty good.

    Most of the time, though, the bits/skits suuuuuuuuuucked: Sounds of Kinison, Hill Street Jews, Homocop... ugh...
     
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    Oh, yeah -

    I just remembered another one I enjoyed:

    In April-May 1990, a black woman claimed she'd been beaten up at a Korean deli in NYC, which, of course, set Al Sharpton off.

    That led to the song parody "Leader of the Blacks" (to the tune of "Leader of the Pack") featuring a "chorus of Koreans" (Billy West).

    It shouldn't be too hard to find for those of you who know where to look.
     
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    All of the Mayberry ones were enjoyable. But I haven't heard most of them in a long time. Anything with Ted the J. was usually good too. Even Homocop didn't suck nearly as bad in its first incarnation, and in its own time.
     
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    Both of those were great.





    One of my favorites...

     
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    Yeah, I get what you mean but for me their awfulness is part of their charm.
     
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    I hate the Scott songs (Brown Fingers, Scott from the Block) and the Imus song (dead or alive) to me those are the worst piece of shit songs i have ever heard in my life. I did love Those Teeth when Burton Cummings came in to sing it
     
  19. Tmmy Sirianni

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    I totally forgot about "Mandingo Over Broadway" with Wood-Yi and O.J.!

    I couldn't find it on YouTube --

    I'm starting to think I should create my own channel.
     
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    I remember that "Leader of the Blacks" parody being pretty funny and I believe it was Fred, not Billy, who interjected the korean accented 'store, store' in that recording. Does anyone remember the "Reggie hatin' hat" song? I just torrented a 25 year anthology of music performed on the show and neither of these jewels were included. Youtube doesn't seem to have them either. Will someone pm me where they might be?