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Song Parodies -> "My Favorite Jews"

Original Song Title:

"My Favorite Things"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews

Parody Song Title:

"My Favorite Jews"

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The Lyrics

Happy Chanukah!
Bob Dylan, Jonas Salk, Slash, and Ben Stiller
Natalie Portman, Phish and Arthur Miller
Paula Abdul, Elvis Presley--who knew?
These are a few of my favorite Jews

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Madeleine Albright
K.D. Lang, Billy Joel, Mick Jones, yes that's right!
Ralph Lauren, Noah Wyle, Cary Grant, too
These are a few of my favorite Jews

The Marx Brothers
(Not Madonna)
David Beckham, too
These are just a few of my favorite Jews
And some names might sur-prise you

David Duchovny and Wynona Ryder
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Reiser, Dee Snyder
Michael Dell computes, Sam Bronfman makes booze
They all are my favorite Jews

Susanna Hoffs Lenny Kravitz, Gene Simmons
Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Mark Spitz went swimmin'
Joey Ramone, Kenny G.--almost through
These are a few of my favorite Jews

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Lewis
and Marcel Marceau
These are just a few of my favorite Jews
I thought you would like to know
Song parody by Mason "I wonder how they got Marcel Marceau to mime that he was Jewish?" Resnick. Source for names of famous Jews.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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QC79 - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Elvis Presley was Jewish? Anyway, 5s--take that, Adam Sandler!
alvin rhodes - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
funny stuff...but do you really like kenny g. ?
Rex - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice concept and great job of pacing. And remember what Milton Berle said: "Any time a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies."
MasonR - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
QC--Apparently Elvis's mother's mother's mother was Jewish, and since Orthodox & Conservative Jews recognize matralineal descent (reform recognizes patralineal descent as well) that technically means Elvis was Jewish (although clearly not a practicing one!). Alvin--Only when he immediately follows Joey Ramone. Rex--LOL! A classic.
Steve K. - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Mick Jones of Foreigner or Mick Jones of the Clash? Speaking of Adam Sandler, does Rod Carew ("he converted") count?
MasonR - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Steve K--good catch! Mick Jones of the Clash is Jewish. Didn't know about Rod Carew or I might've worked him in!
PMS - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Oy! That's a good song!
carol - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
enjoyable 555
MasonR - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks PMS and Carol. Steve K--your comment about Rod Carew made me curious...I checked on wickipedia, apparently he married a Jewish woman but he never actually converted, it is an urban legend. I learned something new today! ;-)
Michael Pacholek - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
As a quarter Jew (a grandfather who was, alas, non-practicing), I am kvelling. (If John Barry were here, you'd have to tell him, "I pull a kvell on you.") You've explained Elvis, but... k.d. lang? Cary Grant, a.k.a. Archibald Leach? And while Rod Carew is not actually Jewish, you should have given a chout-out to Jewish Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax (baseball), Ron Mix (football), and Dolph Schayes (basketball). Of course, for a long time, I thought Bruce was Jewish, thinking "Springsteen" was an anglicization of "Springstein." Turns out he's Italian. And what about Alan King? And Lenny Bruce? Mel Brooks? Gene Wilder?
MasonR - December 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael--thanks--I did a little further digging, it looks like Cary Grant's religious background is...vaguely Jewish. Might be a myth. Not much on KD Lang, but she's on several lists of famous Jewish performers. I considered several of the people you mentioned but I wanted to include less obvious choices.

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