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Song Parodies -> "My Least Favorite Things"

Original Song Title:

"My Favorite Things"

Original Performer:

Julie Andrews/R&H

Parody Song Title:

"My Least Favorite Things"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

My Least Favorite Things

(The family room, that evening. It is pouring outside. Maria is watching local news on TV, a segment about mudslides in southern California. The children are engaged in various pastimes around Maria. Suddenly a huge bolt of lightning illuminates the sky and thunder rumbles.)

Youngest kid: I don't like thunder and lightning.

Maria: Don't worry, we're not in a flood plain or on a hill. (Sings)

Raindrops on hillsides, fire-ravaged and splittin'.
Mudslides on houses below the hills, sittin'.
No help from the state if you can't pull strings.
These are some of my least favorite things.

Crazed SUV drivers with cell and poodle.
Marketing D'bags who use "verbs" like "google."
Freeway snipers who go on shooting flings.
These are some of my least favorite things.

Girls in white head scarves or blue burka sashes.
Flakes who get botoxed and pluck their eyelashes.
Bitching 'bout winter when it's warm as spring.
These are some of my least favorite things.

Loose pit bulls bite,
The taxman stings. . .
Proposition fads.
I just remember my least favorite things—
And then I feel really bad.

(Just as she finishes the song, a redwood comes crashing through the window.)

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 5

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 3   2
 4   2
 5   1

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Johnny D - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
JAB, you paint a parody picture in wooly and wacky chiaroscuro...... 5's
John Barry - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, again, JD. And funny you should mention chiaroscuro. I also dabble in mixed-media constructions, and one of my pieces, which incorporates a Chia Pet, is titled "Chiaroscuro."
Arwen - June 01, 2004 - Report this comment
You know, John...I use "google" as a verb on a daily basis...but alas...I can't be EVERYONE's favorite girl...(I think I could convert you, though)...555!
Serafina - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Pacing seemed like it was a wee bit off, but I can totally agree with you about most of the things you mentioned; they are downright annoying. Anyway, 4-5-5.
... - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I think so too. 5-5-5.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the way you included the dialogue in this parody, though your pacing in the song itself was forced (word-stresses didn't scan as often as they should). 3-5-4...

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