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Song Parodies -> "Television"

Original Song Title:

"Cabinessence"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Brian Wilson

Parody Song Title:

"Television"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Turn the dial vacuum tubes bellow,
Television image hello,
It's more than sound for a change.
Lucky Strikes
Square dance on the screen.
Edward R. Murrow's death is forseen.
Truth rather than fiction is strange.

Who was Ernie Kovacs?
And Percy Dovetonsils?
Who was Mr. Peepers?
Who was Sgt. Bilko?
Speedy Alka Seltzer?
Who was Uncle Miltie?
Who was Ed Sullivan?
Who was Sgt. Preston?
Who rigged all those game shows?
Mark Goodson Bill Todman

I want to watch some I Love Lucy
Her and Ethel acting goosey.
Desi will sing Babalu.
Joe McCarthy was a scandal.
Turn to something you can handle.
It's all being beamed home to you.

Who was Dave Garroway?
Who was William Paley?
Who was Richard Diamond?
Who was Howdy Doody?
Was Buffalo Bob Smith
Hardrock Coco and Joe?
Sylvania and Philco
DuMont was a network
Do not be such a dope
Turn off the kineoscope.

Have you seen the NBC peacock spreading his tail?
Have you seen the NBC peacock spreading his tail?
Have you seen the NBC peacock spreading his tail?

Over and over,
The CBS eye's looking at you.
Over and over,
Ralph Kramden shoots Alice
to the moon
Over and over,
The CBS eye's looking at you
Over and over,
Ralph Kramden shoots Alice
to the moon
Over and over,
The CBS eye's looking at you
Over and over,
Ralph Kramden shoots Alice
to the moon
trhall@stuart.iit.edu

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alvin rhodes - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
glad to see someone taking on this great old tune..nice trip down memory lane
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
This gave me a Smiley Smile. ;)

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