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Song Parodies -> "Our Favorite Things"

Original Song Title:

"My Favorite Things"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"Our Favorite Things"

Parody Written by:

Ingeborg S. Nordén

The Lyrics

It gets depressing sometimes to read so much harsh criticism when someone posts several parodies about a favorite topic. As long as they follow the webmaster's rules (original texts only, easy on the sex and profanity, no personal attacks, no resubmitting a rejected song)--what's the harm? Writing about things we like and know is only human...
Some write their send-ups on Bush vs. Kerry,
Some prefer Tolkien like Arwen and Merry,
Some skewer Trek or the Simpsons with zing:
All of us here have our favorite things.

Some base their spoof on the old artist's foibles,
some think that's childish--no reason for squabbles!
Whether we cheer for Rod Stewart or Sting,
All of us here have our favorite things.

When the flames start--when those "ones" sting,
Topic makes us mad,
Remember we all have our favorite things,
Diversity makes...me glad!

Office frustration or Oscar-night rumors,
Anime fandom or crude bathroom humor,
Each topic flies with old tunes on its wings,
All of us here have our favorite things.

Lunchmeat commercial or symphony scoring,
each of us finds something else fun or boring.
Sesame Street or the Lord of the Rings,
All of us here have our favorite things...

When the flames start--when those "ones" sting,
Topic makes us mad,
Remember we all have our favorite things,
Diversity makes...me glad!

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Arwen - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
HOLY COW!!! This...albeit the first one I've read...is my FAVORITE parody of the day. Honestly...so So SO good!

I am SO down with the fact that I will never write political parody well...but I'm glad other people do. I don't really dabble in the sexual innuendo...but thank the stars for Johnny D! I don't have to kill myself trying to write something good about sports...because Mr. Pacholek will do it for all of us. I really could go on forever. You are my new hero...this is just that good. If I could give you 6s, I would...=)

(and i SWEAR it's not because you gave me an AWESOME shout out in the first verse. but that didn't hurt anything, either...; )...)
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Awwww thanks, Arwen....{{{hugs}}} Ironically, I swore that I'd never do a meta-parody about the site or the contributors' habits; but it was the sheer frequency of "not another song about X" and "not another sendup of Y" complaints that changed my mind. I may not like the topics of some songs or agree with the attitude expressed in the new lyrics; nonetheless, I can usually find at least *some* good point in most people's work. Similarly, I don't enjoy discussing sports, politics, or bodily functions enough to make them the topic of my own parodies; but some of the regulars are geniuses at handling those themes in just the right way. You seem to be one of the few gifted satirists who can write about many unrelated subjects but still sound good...may you continue to feel at home on this site and keep the triple-5 parodies coming!
Leola - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
A clever and eloquent argument for tolerance.
Royce Miller - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Ingeborg, well put
Phil Alexander - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Lovely, Ingeborg :-) May I add a little:

I think it's fun writing rude innuendos,
Satire, scatology, food or nintendos
Atheist anthems or jokes told in rhyme
Broken PCs feature most of the time

Ad hominems or songs quite educational
Songs that make sense or are simply irray-tional
History, drugs or celebrity flings
These are a few of my favourite things...

(well, all except the celebrity flings bit - but I've got a parody about the tabloid press coming up soon...)
Johnny D - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Judge Sluggo says he's going to have to throw three 5's at you, Ms. Bill ! ;-)
John Barry - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Can't we all just get a song?
2nz - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one, Nedron's Grobegni. Very well put.
Ravyn Rant - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Hooray! Well put, and well done!
Serafina - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nicely done! Perfect score all the way! :)
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Even if I were lesbian--and I would swear in a court of law that I'm not!--my sexuality has nothing to do with this song; that question is personal and uncalled-for.
Jared - September 18, 2004 - Report this comment
M-Dawg, your comment towards Ms. Norden, who is a friend of mine, are uncalled for, irrelevent, rude, and closed-minded! You have no right to cast these aspersions on Inga, especially when it has nothing to do with the parody or its subject. I swear, M-Dawg, you have ticked me off to no end. You mess with my firends, you mess with me. Pure and simple. Get a life or get lost.
some person - September 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Jared and Ingeborg, don't let M-Dawg bother you. M-Dawg is a child --- and I don't mean that figuratively --- M-Dawg is a very young person, in reality, and is very naive and unsophisticated. M-Dawg is too young to have learned much about courtesy and mature social interaction. Basically, M-Dawg is merely an errant, naive, and extremely immature individual. And M-Dawg is probably gay, since M-Dawg, very Freudianly, asked, in-writing, in this public forum, if someone else is gay.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Favorite fives coming here.
Paul Robinson - September 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done, Ingeborg - 5's...

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