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Song Parodies -> "Jello, Fat Free"

Original Song Title:

"Hello, It's Me"

Original Performer:

Todd Rundgren

Parody Song Title:

"Jello, Fat Free"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

My Todd parodies bomb here, but this was his biggest hit.
Jello, fat free
I've tried to diet for a long, long time
I always eat too much of food that's wrong
A loss of seven pounds won't last too long
But bowls of Jello I eat eight or nine

Seein' through
I see the little fruit in that jiggly goo
I find some different chunks to throw in there
A bit of lemon or a French éclair
It gives me something to look forward to

When the Jello I make
I throw in a flank steak
For I know I must eat much more healthily

You know I'd do without them if I could
But mashed potatoes always call my name
And in a Jello mold they taste the same
It's in my diet so I must eat good

It's a terrible fate
Just can't seem to lose weight
When this is all over I might get a date

You know I'd do without them if I could
But baked lasagna always calls my name
And in a Jello mold it tastes the same
It's in my diet so I must eat good
Fatty free
Fatty free
Fatty free

Look for something I did with Spaff.

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Overall Rating: 5.0

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Jack Wilson - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! BUt isnt the orignal from the 70s?
Rick D - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes it is, that's what I thought I wrote.
David Chrenko - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny, but true! Y'know Todd originally recorded Hello, It's Me" in 1968 with his first band, The Nazz. I actually like that version better than the hit version. If you like The Who, you would really enjoy The Nazz, they were a top-rate hard rock band from Philly.
ParodyKeet - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Absolutely surreal how the words fit and how your point is made. Well done!
Johnny D - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
No matter how small the symphony, there's always room for cello. 5's
Rick D - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
There you are!
Meriadoc - February 06, 2004 - Report this comment
More flavours of jello than Todd had colours in his hair! Your variety of foods made Todd palatable even to me. :-) - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I KTOS well enough to appreciate this. I particularly like the "throw in a flank steak" line. And boy do I know Jello; we Utahns eat more of it than anyone. (Fact.)

Here, y'all is what Rick is referring to in his postscript:
That collaboration even got mentioned in a weekly called Los Angeles City Beat. Kudos, RAD.

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