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Song Parodies -> "Who Put The 'Mote (A Couch Potato's Anthem)"

Original Song Title:

"Who Put The Bomp (In the Bomp Bomp Bomp)"

Original Performer:

Barry Mann

Parody Song Title:

"Who Put The 'Mote (A Couch Potato's Anthem)"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

I’d like to thank the guy
Who said “It’s wrong
If folks exert themselves ex-cess-ively!”

Who put the ‘mote
In the couch potato’s hand?
Who thought my lunch
Would be better from a drive-thru?

Who said, “The phone
On the wall’s too far away!”
Gave me a cell
Reach my POCK-et’s ALL I do

Who was that man?
Dude, I’m his biggest fan!
He made it easi-ER to be la-zy
(Yeah!)

I remember when
Huff, puff ‘n huff
Huff, puff n’ puff huff
Walkin’ through the store would strain my heart

Until somebody told me
Glory, glory, glory, glory,
HALLELUJAH!
“Just shop at home with online cart!”

Sooooo
Who put the mall
On the freakin’ internet?
So, with a click
It’s all mine in three to FIVE days

Who said “Don’t rent
From a crowded movie store;
Make up a list
And we’ll SEND it OUT your way!”

Who was that man?
Give him a cyber-hand
He made it easi-ER to be la-zy
(Yeah!)

And just a year ago
Jiggly, jiggly, jiggly,
Jiggly, jiggly, jiggly—EW!
Treadmill running MADE my face glow

But now I can “work out” like:
X-Y-X-Y-O
UP-down-X-Y-O
With-out leav-ing my chair, you know

Sooooo
Who put the gym
On my new Nintendo game?
Who says I’m fit
‘Cause I keep increasing MY score?

Who made the stairs
On the escalator move?
Too hard to walk
To the FIFTH or SEV-enth floor!

Who was that man?
I love his super plan
To make it easi-ER to be la-zy
(Yeah!)

Hold it—click-ca-ca-click, ca-click-ca-click-click
Text my honey: “Mama gonna luv U 4ever”
We’ve never met, beep ba beep ba beep ba beep
My online boyfriend…is a product of my clickety clackity clicking, too

Ooh..oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh..oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(repeat to fade)

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 26

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 2   0
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 3   0
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Matthias - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Just like this song your parody writing skills on progress with time. This was spectacular!
alvin - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
lol...a delight to sing along to...love the sound effects
Arwen - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Matty...so you're saying that I didn't use to be that good...hmmm. ; )

Alvin...thanks a ton...=)
McKludge - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I think the quote is "Efficiency is just intelligent laziness."
Matthias - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I was too lazy to look back at your old work to make a assumption, so I'll just say... "Of course not Princess!"
Leo Keough - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Barely made it off my couch to check out this gem...555
Ashkicksass - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Somehow you managed to entertain me, make me laugh, and make a really stunning social commentary all at the same time. Do your wonders ever cease? By the way, I'm that guy's second biggest fan. ; )
Timmy1000 - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Always liked this OS; loved the parody - how true it is. 5 for you - too tiresome to write in the other 2.
Arwen - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
McKludge...hee hee...and I'm SUPER efficient...

Matthias...flimsy response...at best. ; ) I rock. I have always rocked. Accept it. ; )

Leo...hee hee...well, I'm glad you put forth the extra effort!

Ash...we should seriously find that guy and hang out with him sometime. Unless it takes too much effort.

Timmy1000...hee! Thanks!
TJC - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
You smote this 'remote'...altogether too funny with many clever references... and reality imitating art, I'm actually using a low-effort, ergonomic wireless mouse to click in your fives!
John Jenkins - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Very clever concept and great job of varying the chorus.
Christie Marie M - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Very entertaining parody, Arwen! That sure blew me away! You might as well know, I put the 'mote in that couch potato's hand! I'm more of an Internet potato actually. I also love they way you switched up the choruses to this song! Any great song parodied sounds even better! I echo Alvin's, Ash's and John J's comments. Here's 555 additional never-before seen channels in your tube!!!!
Mark Scotti - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Great ider, HILARIOUS parody, Arwen. Really enjoyed it!
Mark Scotti - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Let me correct my last comment, as the keys on my PC have been a little off: Great IDEA. Once again, great job, Arwen!!!
Arwen - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
TJC...=) Thanks very much!

John...thank you!

Christie MM...lately I find I'm more of a Nintendo DS potato...but you know...I'm glad you can relate!

Mark...thanks...I'm glad you liked it!
Michael Pacholek - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Well, it wasn't me... Besides, I'm in enough trouble with you for my extended absence that included (gasp) your recent birthday... I'm SO ashamed... I suspect it'll take more than the five I'm giving this parody to get back into your good graces.
Arwen - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Seriously, Mr. Pacholek...where the heck have you been?? I thought you might have died from the sheer joy of watching Bush leaving office.
Mut-Tart - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Good thing he didn't have to carry you to far
kevin wrightly - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
nicely done i'm definetly getting my voice command keyboard to fire out 3 5's
Matthias - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Great working making something funny of this onomatopoeia mess (I like using long words that I need to open Google in order to spell right). Brilliant job as usual Arwen!
Arwen - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Mut-Tart...and...um...I have nothing...to say...about that.

Kevin...hee hee...thanks!

Matty...nothing I like more than the words "as usual" when they follow a compliment. Thanks!
Phil Alexander - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm tired out simply reading that one... far too energetic for me :-)
Claude Prez - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Really great job with a song that looks really tough to do. I think I liked the "Glory Hallelujah" bit the best, but the whole thing rocked. As usual.
Pensworth - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice. I didn't understand the "X-Y-X-Y-O" part. But this was enjoyable.
Max Power - March 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Well done
bobpiecheese - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Sounds like the perfect anthem for my brother, if he was a slightly more sociable person...and a girl. But whatever, 555, blah blah blah, you know the deal.
Jeff Reuben - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Who created the voting buttons so we don't have to go all the way to the phone to tell someone what we think of their song? Funny anthem :)
Stuart McArthur - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) wow, was it just the one man who thought of all that stuff? - crikey, he's gotta be more popular than, let's see, hmm, David Cassidy? - great theme Arwen, allowing many lovely gags - 555
Below Average Dave - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow, that was a great tribute to all the lazy things out there that we all love. . >Pnesworth--X, Y, and O are all controller buttons on a PS controller.
Arwen - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Phil...hee hee...thanks a bunch. I'm glad you mustered up the energy to make it through!

Claude...Thanks. I think I'm partial to that bit, too. It came early...and I sort of built around it, because I was in love with it...=) And LOL at your well placed "as usual."

Pensworth...glad you enjoyed it! The XYXYO bit is a hybrid of Playstation and Nintendo remotes...=)

Max...well said. ; ) Thanks!

BPC...hee hee...thanks very much!

Jeff...you could have called anyway. Or texted. Or sent a video of yourself falling off a log. There is more than one way for this girl to feel appreciated. ; ) Thanks!

Stu...I'm pretty sure that yes...it WAS just the one guy. I learned it on Wikipedia.

BAD...thanks very much. Both for the compliment, and for explaining my nonsense lyrics. =)
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Way too funny, Arwen,
"Who put the mall On the freakin’ internet?" made me lol.
Super great job !!!
Glen S - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
That man was indeed a genius. I'm gaining weight on a regular basis due to his 'genius'. Very funny.
malcolm higgins - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
who put the fives in the babes new vote list again?? (me)
Arwen - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Invisible Boy...=) Thanks very much!

2nzy...hee hee...his mission has been accomplished, apparently. Thanks!

Malcolm...woohoo! Always appreciated! Thanks!

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