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Song Parodies -> "Atari"

Original Song Title:

"I'l Sue Ya!"

Original Performer:

Weird Al Yankovic

Parody Song Title:

"Atari"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

I felt terrible about not having submitted any parodies these past few days, because I had other things to worry about, but now I've finally managed to break that silence. A few weeks ago, I got an Atari 2600 game console from Ebay. Now, some of you may be asking why I got an Atari when there are more advanced game consoles out there. Well, I have a bunch of reasons: 1. I'm a major gamer & I collect certain game consoles whenever time or my wallet allows. 2. It was a graduation present for myself. 3. I'm into collecting unusual stuff and/or stuff that has any sort of value to it. 4. Despite its age (it was introduced 1977), it's still a fun system to play. About the original song: It's from Weird Al's newest album "Straight Outta Lynwood" & is an original song in the style of Rage Against The Machine. I'm sure some of the older parody writers here will remember how they used to play Atari. Anyways, enjoy the parody, because I stayed up late to get it finished.
I played Laser Blast, but I couldn’t score enough points for the federation.**
I played Missile Command, because I wanted to play a game where I defended my nation.
I played Pac-Man, but the Atari game wasn’t as good as the arcade game.*
I played E.T., and I gotta say, that dang piece of crap is VERY, VERY LAME!*
I played Robot Tank, and I defended against the tank revolution.
I played Swordquest, but I never could figure out any of the dang solutions.
I played Super Breakout, yo… it was pretty hard, but I managed to break all those blocks.
I played Space Invaders, and I blasted a bunch of aliens – I tell you, folks, this game rocks!

(YEAH!)

If there’s nothing good on TV,
If I ever wanna escape from reality,

I’m gonna play, play,
Gonna play Atari.
Play, play, yeah,
That’s what I’ll do, you see?
I’m gonna play, play,
Gonna play Atari.
Play, play, yeah,
Hey, do you wanna play with me?

(UGH!)

I played Asteroids, and I kept going until I had 70,000 points.
I played Yars’ Revenge, and I kept on playing that game unit I had pain in my joints.
I played Demon Attack, and I ran into trouble when the enemies split in two.
I played Fishing Derby, and I can honestly say that I can catch a lot more fish than you!*
I played Defender, because I wanted to play another spaceship shooting game.
I played Super Cobra, and I made it past a bunch of enemies, and the treasure I claimed.*
I played River Patrol, which is a rare game, and which I was lucky to get my hands on.*
I played Volleyball…hey, I won 15 to nothin’!

(UGH!)

If I’m wicked bored & need something to do,
If I’m staying home from school & I’m sick with the flu,

I’m gonna play, play,
Gonna play Atari.
Play, play, yeah,
That’s what I’ll do, you see?
I’m gonna play, play,
Gonna play Atari.
Play, play, yeah,
Hey, do you wanna play with me?

(UGH!) x3

Atari, it’s a classic system.
Atari, chances are, your parents may miss ‘em.
Atari, it’s a classic system.
Atari, chances are, your parents may miss ‘em.
Atari, it’s a classic system.
Atari, chances are, your parents may miss ‘em.
Atari, it’s a classic system.
Atari, chances are, your parents may miss ‘em.
Atari, ha ha ha ha ha!
Atari, you played it today?
Atari, ha ha ha ha ha!
Booyah! ATARI!

(UGH!)
*-I don't actually own these games, but I put them in there to fill up gaping holes in this parody.
**-If you scored 100,000 points in this game, you could get a "Federation of Laser Blasters" patch from Activision (the game's developer).

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 9

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Agrimorfee - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Ha-ha! This tune takes me back to the '80s! My brother and I had quite the collection...and yes, "E.T." *was* a piece of crap! Pacing iffy in spots.
AFW - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Good one...Yes, Atari was a lotta' fun, and not nearly so expensive like these new high techies
Dylan Baranski - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Let me tell ya, it was easy to find them, but it wasn't easy to find one that I wanted. I was looking for a woodgrain one because those looked nice. Ended up costing me $58.00. Mine's a 4-switch console, introduced in 1980 & manufactured until 1982.
Jason - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
The only problem with those early consoles and their basic vector graphics, is that they can cause screen burn on plasma TVs.
Jonathan S. with enthusiasm - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
4...5...7!!!!!!! The pacing was slightly off in some places, but it couldn't ruin such an awesome parody. Besides being well-witten, there's the bonus of no profanity! :) Too bad most parodies on Amiright aren't this good. (Also too bad I can only give 455)
Person - August 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent ode to Atari! 555!

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