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Song Parodies -> "LEGEN-wait for it-DARY!"

Original Song Title:

"Call Me Maybe"

Original Performer:

Carly Rae Jepsen

Parody Song Title:

"LEGEN-wait for it-DARY!"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

The ode to Barney Stinson, everyone's favorite womanizer from the TV show How I Met Your Mother (played by Neil Patrick Harris). The [the year 2030] and [2005] are references to the show and how the whole thing is told in a flashback. "Stifmeister" is a reference to Sean Williams Scott's character from the "American Pie" movies. Original Song:
[The year 2030]
I have a story to tell,
Kids, sit down, I think it’s swell
You’ll probably think this is hell
But now I must convey

Your mother was hard to miss,
Do anything for a kiss
Before I tell you both this…
Must tell you of one day

Ladies were swarmin’
Nice suit, smile disarmin’
That night, was heartbroken
Then I met your Uncle Barney

“Ted, I just met you
my name is Barney
I’ll be your wingman
to pick up ladies

But you don’t look right
It’s not crazy
Come meet my tailor,
And suit up Teddy!

It’s just what bro’s do
help you get ladies
You’ll get their number
Get with them, maybe

You have no other choice
You must trust me!
It will be Legen-
-wait for it- dary!”

We met this girl at the mall
He got her number to call
Hooked up then he had to crawl
out the door the next day

This guy was the real deal
The girls thought he’s for real
He’d hook up and then reveal it’s
a scam all the way

“He’s such a sleazeball,”
said your Uncle Marshall
“He’s right!” said Aunt Robin
“He’ll help me find the right lady!”

“Ted, I must help you,
and you must trust me
Like the Stifmeister
but way more classy

We’ll go out tonight
Get some ladies,
Wham, bam, and leave them
won’t call the next day

Ted, I’ve got for you
These two young ladies
We found a hot tub
You’re free to join me

You have no other choice
you must trust me
It will be Legen-
-wait for it-dary!

Before I came into your life
Your life was so sad
Your life was so sad
Your life was oh-so sad

You’re out there looking for a wife
But you don’t need that
You love girls too fast
You need me so, so bad

It’s time to suit up,
come on, join me
We’ll get their number,
get with them, maybe?

Ted, let me help you
Man, this is crazy
Not getting younger,
Please don’t get married!

You have no other choice
you must trust me
It will be Legen-
-wait for it-dary!”

[The year 2030]
And so that’s how I met my wife
Now you call me dad
Now you call me dad
I sound like Bob Saget

Now you know the tale of my life
And just how we met
Barney- thanks for that!

It’s Legendary!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 9

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Matthias - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Can't believe I missed this one! I love this TV Show!!! I can't believe you did a tribute to something let alone something that I'm a gigantic fan of. What's next? A "Community' tribute?!
Abbott Skelding - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Well, I've actually never seen Community, but this was originally going to be a movie tribute...but got turned into this. The movie idea is too good to pass up, I just have to watch it a few more times to get fully inspired.
Ryan Bennett - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Absolutely Awesome Good work this is an amazing parody. i am a big HIMYM fan anyway and i just love it
Agrimorfee - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
What really impressed me about this Abbott is that one need not be familiar with HIMYM to enjoy this. Good job.
Max Power - April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Quite a legend indeed. Also helped that the show has Doogie in it.
Matthias - April 23, 2013 - Report this comment
See the cool dude in the awesome suit above!
bobpiecheese - April 24, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) Never seen HIMYM. As such, this parody didn't really click with me. Twas written very well, that's worth 5's, but I guess it's hard for me to enjoy a tribute to a character I've never seen in action. Not your fault, of course.
Blaydeman - April 24, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) Love the show! (obviously, I've written a few parodies reminiscent of it's theme). Barney Stinson is one of my favorite characters of all time, played by one of my favorite actors. All that combined together and made for a parody that I loved! 555 suits and ties.
Red Ant - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Ive never seen a full ep of HIMYM, so a few lines/names were lost on me. However, good parody and the trade off in the choruses of perfect rhyming vs creativity/variety was one well worth it. TIGYF (Thus I Gave You Fives)

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