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Mad Magazine parodies

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Donuel 14 Sep 21 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,chris0s 13 Sep 21 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,fred1369 08 Aug 21 - 12:12 AM
GUEST,malbuff 02 Jul 21 - 10:56 AM
GUEST 12 Jun 21 - 08:51 AM
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The Og 09 Jun 21 - 03:03 PM
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GUEST,Joe 03 Nov 20 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,Joe 03 Nov 20 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,Gardog 10 Oct 20 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,Bob Rabinoff 21 Sep 20 - 12:34 AM
GUEST,Justin 21 Aug 20 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,David H Watson 14 Aug 20 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Mark Loundy 06 Jul 20 - 03:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Sep 21 - 07:06 AM

Sexual Healing
Song by Marvin Gaye
Lyrics

Oh, baby let's take it down tonight (ba-ba-ba, bum)
Ooh baby, I'm hot just like an oven (steal me some money, give me some money)
I need some 'cold cash'
And baby, I can't hold it much longer (steal me some money, give me some money)
It's getting stronger and stronger
When I get that feeling
I want a debt ceiling
A big debt ceiling, oh baby
Makes me feel so fine
Helps to relieve my mind
A big debt ceiling baby, is good for me
A big debt ceiling is something that's good for me
Whenever blue teardrops are fallin'
And my emotional stability is leaving me
There is something I can do
I can get on the telephone and just lobby the, Congress
And Congress I know you'll be there to relieve me
The love you give to me will free me
If you don't know the thing you're dealing
Oh I can tell you, Congress, that it's a big debt ceiling
Let's all vote tonight
(Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up)
'Cause you got some work
Baby, I got sick this mornin' (please give me money, please give me money)
A sea was stormin' inside of me
Congress, I think I'm capsizin'(steal me some money, give me some money)
The debt is risin' and risin'
And when I get that feeling
I want a big debt ceiling
A big debt ceiling is good for me
Makes me feel so fine, it's such a rush
Helps to relieve the mind, and it's good for us
Don't shut down the government it's bad for me
Don't shut down the government that's bad for us
God, it's bad for me and it's so bad for the country, oh
Come take control, just grab a hold
Of my body and mind, soon we'll be making more money
I'll be feeling fine
You're my medicine, open up and let me in
Darling, you're so great, I can't wait for you to operate
(pay the debt ceiling)
(pay the debt ceiling)
I can't wait for you to operate
When I get this feeling (steal me more money)
I need a debt ceiling
Oh, when I get this feeling (give me more money)
I need a big debt ceiling
I gotta have a big debt ceiling, Congress (please pay our bills)
'Cause I'm all alone
I need a big debt ceiling, Congress (heal me my darling)
'Til you come back home (heal me my darling)
Please don't procrastinate
It's not good to masturbate

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Ritz / Marvin Gaye / Odell Brown / donuel


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,chris0s
Date: 13 Sep 21 - 06:59 PM

Once upon a weeknight dreary
While I stared with vision bleary
At the Zenith TV that I bought on time from Gimbel's store
Suddenly I was discerning
That some shows were not returning
Shows I'd seen just weeks before

Whereupon I said, "Dear Rating,
I have sat here, watching waiting
For those splendid prime time programs that premiered in weeks of yore
Though I've twisted knob and dial
I don't see Jean Arthur's smile
Will she get another trial?
Will she come back with a roar?
Tell me please, O wondrous Rating
That she'll come back with a roar!"

Quoth the Rating: "Nevermore."

...


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,fred1369
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 12:12 AM

I had that memorized way back then.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,malbuff
Date: 02 Jul 21 - 10:56 AM

Robyn said, many many years ago:

"The publishing group hoped to establish a legal precedent that only a song's composers retained the right to parody that song."

Regarding this landmark legal decision, a quote from the judge's opinion can't be forgotten:

"Irving Berlin does not own iambic pentameter!"


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:51 AM

There was 'The Land that Sam Built' parodying 'The House that Jack Built':

Final verse:

This is the land, built on a dream,
That worshipped the buck that reigns supreme,
That built the Mob, that still goes free,
That paid the pusher, who copped a plea,
Who hooked the junkie on the fly,
Who robbed the store with prices high,
That milked the poor in all their need,
Who hated the man so full of greed,
Who owned the slum
That housed the filth
That bred the rat
That bit the child
Who lived in the land that Sam built.


And, to the tune of 'Good King Wenceslas' of course:

Good King Wenceslas looked down
On the Earth this season.
Saw five million lacking food.
Asked what was the reason.
'Do not worry', he was told.
'If there's some starvation,
It's our way of keeping down
Overpopulation!'

Good King Wenceslas looked down
On a field of battle.
Saw a hundred people there
Being killed like cattle.
'Do not worry', he was told
From the field of rubble.
'We have found that Army life
Keeps boys out of trouble!'

Then a bit that I don't remember; and then it concludes with Wenceslas reporting to Jesus:

'Earth is such an awful place,
Only fit for slumming.
If You're smart, You'll drop all plans
For the Second Coming!'


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:39 AM

The one about cigarettes:

To an ulcer, it's a shot of booze
to a weak heart, it's some shocking news,
to a deep cut, it could be gangrene,
to a smoker, nicotine.

To a sheriff, it's a top gun shot,
to a rustler, it's a hangman's knot,
to a cowboy, it's a wild stampede,
to a smoker, it's a weed.

To a bigot, it's a Jew next door,
to a klansman, it's a guy from CORE,'

??

I think the lines after 'guy from CORE' are:

To a Bircher, it's a Commie nut.
To a smoker, it's a butt!

And either at the beginning or end, there was the 'slogan':

Misery is the taste of death! Misery is the taste of death!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: The Og
Date: 09 Jun 21 - 03:03 PM

To Suzanne from Australia...


IN PRAISE OF STEPHEN KING (C)
My take on a 19 January 2016 "Mudcat Cafe" post, by Suzanne from Australia, of an item that had appeared earlier in a MAD Magazine from the 1960s; tune = "There's No Business Like Show Business"

C                      Am                      C                   Am
I sing glories to King stories they bring disquieting,
G                                                       C
Most of them are filled with untold terror,
G                                        C
Don't be in error, I do not lie.
G                                             Am                         D
If you like your stories full of evil, with much upheaval,
             G
I'll clari-fy.
             C                      Am                C                            F
There's no villains like King villains, maybe living next door.
Am                      G                         C       A
If you think that demons are just everywhere,
         D             G          C       A
With vampires lurking…in midair,
         Dm                         G                   C                A
Then maybe you're just waiting for a King-sized scare.
         Dm             G               C
Just stop at your local bookstore.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Blueglass
Date: 24 May 21 - 12:05 PM

And this was The Gardener's lament sung to the Marine Corps hymn
" from the ants in our petunia bed to the crabgrass on our lawn we will fight them off with chemicals kill the bugs and weeds are gone we'll use courts and courts of poison spray and we won't stop till we're through all the bugs and weeds are dying now but the plants and trees are too"


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,GUEST.Joe
Date: 26 Apr 21 - 12:40 PM

A tribute to Edgar Allen Poe (sung to the tune of "There's No Business Like Show Business")

There's no stories like Poe stories like no stories we know,
If you like a tale that is appalling,
If you like to murmur, shriek, and cry,
If you like a tale with bodies falling, and spirits calling,
Then Poe's your guy!

There's no people like Poe people, they all fill us with woe,
If you like a tale that's filled with death galore,
And spirits tapping upon your door,
And some crazy raven shouting "Nevermore",
There's no writer like Poe!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,GUEST.Joe
Date: 26 Apr 21 - 12:35 PM

The chemical elements and their symbols, sung to the tune of "Do-Re-Mi"

"O" -- the sign for Oxygen,
"Ra" -- that's Radium so rare---
"T" -- is Tin for making cans,
"As" -- that's Arsenic beware!
"F" -- for Fluorine that we drink,
"N" -- for Neon lights that glow --
"S" -- is Sulfur what a stink!
    -- Which brings us back to O - O - O - O


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Franco
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 08:34 PM

I remember some of the words to this one, but can't remember which song was being parodied...

There's a brand new dye on my favorite tie.
I got it when I ate Hot Pizza!
There's a glob of goo on my new suede shoe.
I got it when I ate Hot Pizza!

Each time that I eat it I am dripping mozzarella.
I need an umbrella. Sloppy fella!

It was from the same issue as "Chopped Liver". Can anyone fill it in?
Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Logicat
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 05:26 AM

I've been looking for a parody I remember of Oh Captain! My Captain! titled Oh TV! My TV!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,joho
Date: 25 Jan 21 - 04:54 PM

For poisonous smog shrouded skies, insectcided grain;
For strip mined mountains majesty above the asphalt plain
America, America, man sheds his waste in the
And hides the pines with highway signs
From sea to oily sea.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 25 Jan 21 - 04:46 PM

New, new my heart is new
Straight from a man in Kalamazoo

New, new my heart is new
It's guaranteed till '72

Late last year when I went insane
I went shopping for a slightly used brain.

New, new my lungs are new
They were so cheap I coulda bought two

New, new my spleen is new
So are my kidneys, may pancreas too.

(Not sure of all of the wording but this is what I remember). Line 3 is probably wrong, and I don't know the order


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 21 - 03:21 PM

I remember I remember the house where I was born.
The little bathroom down the hall where 19 raced each morn.
My 13 brothers hated me; my sisters felt the same.
Mom never called me up to eat; she didn't know my name.

I remember I remember the joys my schoolhouse gave;
How I came late to second grade because I had to shave.
I think that I shall ne'er forget a girl named Emmy Lou.
I carried home her books from school - her boyfriend told me to.

I remember I remember the walls so pale and white
That turned a vivid bloody red when mom and dad would fight.
I learned about the birds and bees when I was ten and three,
But I was so confused I thought that I should wed a bee.

I remember I remember all kinds of boyhood things.
How glad I am these memories can launch my heart on wings.
They bring much pleasure to my life; they give me quite a kick.
They also help my analyst to find out why I'm sick!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Ganfo
Date: 07 Dec 20 - 02:19 PM

The last lines of "I Wandered Lonely as a Clod"

Now oft, when on the couch I lie
The Doctor asks me what I see.
They flash upon my inward eye
And then I laugh in Fiendish glee.
I find my solace then in bottles
and I forget them axolotls.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 01:12 PM

song of hiawatha


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 12:56 PM

Here is most of Frosty Reflections on a Snowy Evening --
by Robert Frostbite (a couple lines or so are missing near the end)

Whose Buick's this?
How should we know?
The keys are there,
Hop in, let's go!
We hear the village cops below,
They're closing in,
So leave us blow.
The night is dark,
The hour is late --
So speed right past that turnpike gate!
They may jot down the license plate,
But what care we?
It's not our crate!
This heap's got pick-up, man alive1
Cruises at ninety-five!
Power ash trays, all that jive!
????
But we've a zig-zag course to keep
To shake the cops before we sleep.
To shake the cops before we sleep.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 12:49 PM

When I was teen and seven -- by A.E. Houseboat

When I was teen and seven,
I heard a salesman say:
"Give me your dimes and your dollars,
And I'll give this Nash away."
"Give me your watch and your keychain,
Then climb behind the wheel."
Well being teen and seven,
I quickly closed the deal.

When I was teen and seven,
I heard him say again,
"Trade that wreck for an Edsel!
Gain status among men!"
"Give me your Nash and fifty,
For years of driving fun!"
Well I'm still but teen and seven,
And the Edsel's ceased to run.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 12:24 PM

Paul Revere's famous ride (sung to the tune of "You Better Watch Out")

Oh, you better watch out
Before it's too late,
You better beware
I'm tellin' you straight --
British troops are coming to town.

They're wearin' white wigs,
They're wearin' red coats,
You better lie low
And burn all your notes --
British troops are coming to town.

Just watch that old church steeple,
That's my advice to you.
If it's by land you'll see one light,
If by sea then you'll see two.

Oh, they've got a big list
Of folks to be shot,
Depending if they are
Loyal or not --
British troops are coming to town!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 12:18 PM

The "Blowin' in the Wind" parody went something like this:

How many times must a man spray with Ban
Before he doesn't offend?
Yes, and how many times must he gargle each day
Before he can talk to a friend?
Yes, and how many tubes of shampoo must he buy
Before his dandruff will end?
The sponsors my friend, will sell you all they can.
The sponsors will sell you all they can.

How many times must a man use Gilette
Before shaving won't make him bleed?
Yes, and how many cartons of Kents must he smoke
Before the girls all pay him heed?
Yes and how many products must one person buy
Before he'll have all that he'll need?
The sponsors my friend, will sell you all they can.
The sponsors will sell you all they can.

How many times must a gal clean her sink
Before Ajax scours out that stain?
Yes and how many times must she rub in Ben-Gay
Before she can rub out the pain?
Yes and how many ads on TV must we watch
Before we are driven insane?
The sponsors my friend, will broadcast all they can.
The sponsors will broadcast all they can.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 11:58 AM

(sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Bad bad matches, bad bad matches,
I touched you. I touched you.
You mad quite a fire, there goes brother Meyer,
Toodle-oo! Toodle-oo!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 03 Nov 20 - 11:49 AM

(sung to the tune of "Maria" from West Side Story)

Amoeba! They call this grey blob an Amoeba!
It only has one cell, and yet it does quit well, it's true.
Amoeba! Just look at the crazy Amoeba!
Contentedly it sits, then suddenly it splits in two --
Amoeba! It's dividing again into four cells,
And these four cells will split into more cells.
Amoeba! Therer's nothing quit like the Amoeba!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Gardog
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 09:36 PM

Re: Alcatraz, I remember a few more lines.

Alcatraz is calling!
Hear it shout through the gloom.
Your own special cell.
Your own racketeers.
Living together
for 99 years!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies -- Melvin, Norman and Fr
From: GUEST,Bob Rabinoff
Date: 21 Sep 20 - 12:34 AM

Justin -- I seem to remember a line like:
"We have come to search for a city dump
Where a thousand rats run free."

My late lady got me a DVD of the 1st 50 years of MAD, so I'll see what I can find.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Justin
Date: 21 Aug 20 - 12:37 PM

So happy I found this thread! Read through all 10 years of it! The idea to look up Mad parodies popped in my head after watching Hello Dolly on TV, and remembered bits of Hello Deli. Lo and behold, I found it here.

Does anyone remember one about geetting high or drunk that was sung to Skip To My Lou?

It went something like,

Sniff, sniff, go sniff some glue
You'll take off like a DC2...

There was something about Schlitz brew at the end too.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,David H Watson
Date: 14 Aug 20 - 07:14 AM

I can remember some of the rest of My Blue Shelter: (ref 04 Sep 08 - 01:30 PM)

Just a hole in the floor
A six inch thick lead door ...
Will lead you to my Blue Shelter

   (another verse)

You'll see a smiling face without a trace of coming doom
A little nest nestled where the H-bombs boom

Just Maggie(?) and me
Let's see that makes three
We're happy in my blue shelter


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Mark Loundy
Date: 06 Jul 20 - 03:01 PM

Sung to the tube of The Caisson Song (Over Hill, Over Dale...)

Over booze, over beer (can't remember)
As the barflies go yapping along

Football facts, baseball lore
We remember every score
As the barflies go yapping along

For it's "Hie hie hee!" when some rummies disagree
Shout out your answer loud and strong ("Says you!")

For we will prove our point, while we're busting up the joint
As the barflies go yapping along


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: haddocker
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 05:46 PM

I'm assuming you're a Marine.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: Donuel
Date: 21 Apr 20 - 07:38 PM

Here is one in the spirit of Mad.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Brice
Date: 19 Apr 20 - 07:28 PM

I (something) a minute too late - maimed.
I cross the street and what is my fate? - Maimed
I'm always in the middle whenever there's a riot that's inflamed.
They make a mess galore of me,
They make a field of war of me,
Each day there's something more of me maimed.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 19 Apr 20 - 03:41 PM

Yipes, forgot the obit.

Obit NY Times Drucker


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 19 Apr 20 - 03:36 PM

Mort Drucker died last week in New York at the age of 91.

As a cartoonist he did over 260 of the televison and TV parodies.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Time to go buy a copy.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 20 - 09:58 PM

Who did


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 20 - 10:43 PM

Has anyone got "By the time i reach the kleenex.
based on 'by the time i get to phoenix?.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Apr 20 - 02:49 PM

Make my grave in the Trump Hotel,
Not a lowly plain, or a lofty hill;
Put it at the end of the escaltor,
On the doorstep of the great imitator .

Engrave Trump lies around my grave.
Like Arlington make sure that I stay
His shadow above my silent tomb
Would make it a place of fear & gloom.

I could rest in the noise of Fifth Avenue
On my birthday you can have free barbecue.
Try to manage a shriek of wild despair
Like a million curses in NYC air.

I could not sleep if Trump went free
His dieing in prison is reason for glee
Such a cruel narcissist unfeeling beast
should be punished for his hateful beliefs.

Let my grave in the Trump Hotel help remind
how the US was fired, attacked by virus and died
One day Trump hotels will be demolished.
Maybe men like Trump will be abolished

I ask no monument, proud and high,
To arrest the gaze of the passers-by;
All that my yearning spirit craves,
Is bury me not in a land depraved.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Alleyshop
Date: 02 Apr 20 - 11:19 PM

Once upon a midnight causious
While I pondered weak and nauseous
Over advertising copy I had wrote for Macy's store
As I nodded nearly napping
Suddenly there came a yapping
As if someone softly yapping
Yapping at my office door
This some visitor, I muttered
Yapping at my office door
Only this and nothing more


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,JohnH
Date: 08 Feb 20 - 03:53 PM

Pray, pray for old Pivnick Tech
We're gonna get it right in the neck!
Send the sound of Taps on high
as our whole team lays down to die!

What though the odds be great or small,
old Pivnick Tech will fumble the ball
while our undergrads get sick and transfer to USC.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,missingjackcarney
Date: 04 Jan 20 - 08:11 PM

Here's the bad restaurant parody:
This place ain't got clean dishes, this place.
This place ain't got clean dishes, this place.
This place ain't got clean dishes, moldy breads and rancid fishes.
This place serves what it wishes, this place.

This place has surly waiters, this place.
This place has surly waiters, this place.
This place has surly waiters, watery soups and half-baked 'taters.
This place to no one caters, this place.

This place has two main courses, this place.
This place has two main courses, this place.
This place has two main courses, both of them with thick brown sauces camouflaging meat from horses, this place.

I also liked "Fat-Bellied Men" to the tune of "Stout-Hearted Men."


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Roland
Date: 22 Dec 19 - 06:51 AM

Some Mad "nursery rhymes" that have stuck with me all these years:

When Onassis goes broke,
and the H-bomb's a joke,
and bookies no longer take bets,
when bacon is kosher,
then Leo Durocher
will win seven straight from the Mets!
*
Twinkle, twinkle, man with star,
officer, don't tag my car!
Though it's double-parked and waits,
can't you see my M.D. plates?!
*
If wishes were horses, we'd all ride for free.
If Huntley were Cronkite, we'd watch NBC!

(to the tune of "The Caissons go marching along")
In a test
for a class
that we know
that we can't pass
see the goof-offs go faking along!

Start to heave,
fake a chill,
anything so's you'll look ill,
as the goof-offs go faking along!

For it's hi hi hoo,
we'll all fake the Asian flu!
Call out your symptoms loud and strong (blah! ecch!)
We will feel enthused
when the teacher says excused
as the goof-offs go faking along!

Ya gotta be ancient to appreciate these :)


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 19 - 05:49 PM

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE MAD LYRICS FOR XMAS SONG LET IT SNOW...
EG OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS SNOWING
AND THE GARBAGE MEN AREN'T SHOWING......ETC


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: clueless don
Date: 04 Oct 19 - 06:17 AM

GUEST, the third of your parodies looks like it was sung to "Bless 'em All".


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 19 - 10:20 AM

These might be repeats, i didnt have time to read all of these comments, just found this page but had to contribute. THanks for sharing all of these! I loved these.

sung to: Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Off we go into the lunch room yonder
pushing girls out of our way
Forward boys start moving down the counter
Grab your grub, fill up your tray.
Try the beans, they were prepared last Friday
and the meat's tough as a mule
The soup is cold,
The breads got mold, YECH!
anything beats our lunchroom at school.

Oh how I loved these parodies. I'm 63 and still have them in my head.

Sung to: As the Caissons Go Rolling Along

In a test
for a class
that we know we just cant pass,
see the goof offs go faking along
start to heave, fake a chill
anything so you'll look ill
as the goof offs go faking along
For its hi hi hoo
lets all fake the Asian flu
Shout out your symptoms loud and strong
Blah, Ech!
we will feel enthused
when the teacher says excused
as the goof offs go faking along.

Cant remember the actual tune of this one.
Cheat em all
cheat em all
in the springtime
the winter
and fall.
those Lincoln quotations
we hide in our fist
that Longfellow verse
written on our left wrist.
If you find,
that your mind cant recall,
the date when the Romans took Gaul,
a glance at your kneecap will help you recap
so why take a chance
Cheat em all!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 07 Jul 19 - 02:24 PM

Nice article about MAD publication.

Humorist "Weird Al Yankovic" gives a nod to the magazine leading him to his musical discovery of, " “I certainly went beyond Mad magazine to discover Spike Jones and Stan Freberg and Tom Lehrer, but it all started with Mad ..."

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/07/04/mad-magazine-pioneer-modern-satire-will-soon-cease-publishing-new-content/?outputType=amp


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 19 - 10:53 AM

In the fifties cars had fins and lots of chrome. MAD parodied that to the Marine Corps Hymn.

From the gaudy grills of Cadillac to the fins of Chevrolet,
We will push GM's new models and make obsolescence pay.
So to heck with Ford and Chrysler, boys,
And to sports cars from afar,
We won't stop 'til every family owns a brand new GM car!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 19 - 05:30 AM

school lunchroom song sung to the tune of off we go


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Fred Maslan
Date: 05 Jul 19 - 03:06 PM

Latest news

MAD Magazine is ceasing publication.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Rabbit Hole hopper
Date: 03 Jul 19 - 01:42 AM

From the slums of Baltic Avenue,
To the Boardwalk and Park Place,
We will buy up all the properties,
Build hotels on every space.
We will drive our folks to bankruptcy,
If they fail to pay our price,
But we cannot even start the game,
Until someone finds the dice!


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 19 - 07:27 PM

My Blue Shelter

A hole in the floor, a six inch lead door
We're happy in my blue shelter.

You'll see a smiling face with out a trace of coming doom
A little nest that's nestled where the H-bombs boom.

Just Molly and me, let's see that makes three.
We're happy in my blue shelter.


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Subject: RE: Mad Magazine parodies
From: GUEST,Carle Place
Date: 11 May 19 - 11:30 PM

Sung to the tune of "Try to Remember" from The Fantasticks

Try to remember, this coming November, and vote for Neuman, vote for Neuman,

Change your direction, don't look for perfection, and vote for Neuman, vote for Neuman,

Alfred E. Neuman, with brains of albumin, will win just like Truman did from Missouri.

Back him today, and the country can say, "What me worry, worry, worry, worry, worry, worry".

Mad Magazine, June 1972 ?
(additional lyrics/details welcome)


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