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Song Parodies -> "Dumpster Dash"

Original Song Title:

"Monster Mash"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bobby 'Boris' Pickett

Parody Song Title:

"Dumpster Dash"

Parody Written by:

Rod Worden

The Lyrics

As we continue to culturally devolve, and with good jobs gone, home values down and savings gutted, tv increasingly thrives on the demise and celebrates the pursuit of cash. Shows popping up like popcorn feature folks who repossess cars, trucks, boats and planes, flip repo'ed homes, flip cars, bid on abandoned storage units, pick through attics, barns and yards for junk to re-sell, pawn family heirlooms and junk, and grub for minerals on rocky mountain slopes. A show involving folks simply cutting to the chase by racing each other into dumpsters for cash is of course a metaphor for all the cockamamie shows already on, but sadly, doesn't seem much of a reach the way things are going.

I was clickin' through the tube late one night
When I came upon a whacked-out sight
A dumpster on a slab rolled into view
Then suddenly.. a motley crew

They made a dash
They made a dumpster dash
The Dumpster Dash
It's a cable smash

All for the cash
Through the garbage they thrash
They roll in trash
They do the Dumpster Dash

From their houses re-poed, livin' in their cars
To the dipsey dumpsters where they morph into stars
Red, white 'n blue, decked with bright fairy lights
An air horn blasts to start the fist fights

They make a dash
It's called the Dumpster Dash
Balls-out for cash
Through old gravy they splash

We watch 'em crash
Through the egg/poo they clash
They rip through trash
They do the Dumpster Dash

The viewers are having fun
(Wah-ooo!)
--One Dasher has just been stunned--
(Wah-ooooo-ooo!!)
Who'da guessed such tripe would make it?
(Yah, who?)
Crack a brew, we're so done!

The can was rockin', all were rootin' through slop
Assholes 'n elbows, then the horn blasted 'stop'
The dumpster dashers were all told to take five
While this message from the station arrived:

"You want some cash?
Come on and Dumpster Dash!
Come Dumpster Dash
Come on, sift through the trash!

Don't fear a rash,
Come on, schlep through the hash!
Just take a dash
Come take the Dumpster Dash!"

Stiff in a coffin this farce should sit
Seems instead, it's a network hit
I spun the channels, and got the gist
And thought, 'Whatever happened, how can shows like this exist?'

And watched 'em dash
I watched 'em Dumpster Dash
The Dumpster Dash
Has caught on in a flash

They dive for cash
And each other they bash
They do the Dash
They do the Dumpster Dash

Forget it, sit back, Dumpster's nailin' the brand
Shows like Dumpster Dash are the fare of the land
For those undead, who need things that blow
This one's the most dead-on reality show

So make the dash
Give up and Dumpster Dash
The Dumpster Dash
Is a network smash

You'll grab some cash
That you can waste and flash
After the Crash
We all will Dumpster Dash

(Wah-ooo, wah-wah-ooo.. changing to sucking and gurgling sounds as bank accounts go dry)

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Patrick - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
CBS would buy this in a heartbeat. No need to pay contestants' airfare around the world or put expensive film crews in tropical jungles. Best parody I've seen here in a long time. Actually, some of the stunts performed on "Big Brother" look a lot like the visuals I get from your lyrics. "Monster Mash" is a classic. And you just "recycled" it.
Rod - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Patrick, glad you got a kick.
Unemployed - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
If you think it's bad now when there are no jobs, just wait until there are no employers!
Jonathan - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
a bit trashy but funny! 5's
Rod - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jonathan. Gotta run, today was actually garbage day out here and I think I hear some neighbors in my dumpster.
Brian - September 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Funny and even and lyrical -- great work.
Rod - September 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Brian, it was a fun one to do.
Dave W - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
The Monster Mash is the No.1 of my favorite songs of all time ...Your work of farce, it's like music to my See-ers............
Dave W - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
The Monster Mash is the No.1 of my favorite songs of all time ...Your work of farce, it's like music to my See-ers............
Rod - October 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dave. And good line, may have to borrow it.

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