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Song Parodies -> "JoElla Parks"

Original Song Title:

"MacArthur Park"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Richard Harris

Parody Song Title:

"JoElla Parks"

Parody Written by:

Fiddlegirl

The Lyrics

Here it is... another slow step toward the summit of the Big 7... :)
She is uninhibited, this girl
Sees rainbows in her head
To the different drums she’ll dance
With social dictates she is not impressed
She has a unique style
Only moonlight can enhance

[Chorus]

JoElla Parks is streaking in the dark
All her sweet young assets bouncing ‘round
Neighbors call the cops, but all in vain
Through the bushes they go racing,
But they soon leave off their chasing
Fighting over who will cuff and bring her in…
Oh no!


Here she’s left her yellow cotton dress
Hanging from a branch
In a hedge of boxwood trees
Her lingerie is strewn about the path
We all hide our eyes, but everybody sees

[Chorus]

JoElla Parks is streaking in the dark
All her sweet young assets bouncing ‘round
Just ran past the mayor’s windowpane
They’ve tried everything to brake her,
But they cannot overtake her,
And their language has become a bit profane…
Oh no!!

There will be another thong to fling
And she will fling it
(Terp)sichore drawn from the “Rite of Spring”
And she will swing it
She will sway on vines and, flying, form
nubile and acrobatic poses on each one
For she’s still in the prime of her life
At this certain time in her life
Barely has begun

Some will take binoculars in hand, and they will use them
Some are ‘neath their spouses’ watchful eyes, and they’ll refuse them.
She has all the things that they desire
And their passion flows like showers at the “Y”.
But how could they explain it to the wife
This, their greatest fantasy of life?
She’d be thinking it’s lewd
Won’t understand why.

(Instrumental internude)

JoElla Parks goes streaking in the dark
All her sweet young assets bouncing ‘round
If she falls, she’ll have an ugly sprain
And she should be medicated
Even heavily sedated
But she’s on the loose, and there she goes again!
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh NO!!

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blackjack21 - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment

ROFLMAO!!! This is absolutely hilarious! Very well done on an albatross of a song. Easily 555 bouncing assets for you. ;-)

My code is LSD, was that JoElla's problem? :-D
TJC - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Bluff buff stuff, FG... Streakin' towards 'seven'! [You should't need binoculars to find these 5's!]
John Barry - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Extra points for Terpsichore.
alvin - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
much better than the original lyrics
Mark Scotti - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Raw thanks to you for that "bouncy" imagery!! And great job on tackling the albatros.
Fiddlegirl - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
BJ21: Oooh, my first ROFLMAO! Can't comment on the LSD... I think Timothy Leary was somewhere in the crowd, but I can't be certain. No one would share their binoculars.
TJC & JAB: A heartfelt "thanks" to two solid inspirations
Alvin: Anything would have to be, don't you agree? Thx ;)
Mark: My writing teacher always told us to consider our audience...;)
Tommy Turtle - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Figured protagnudist *had* to be some celeb in the Spears/Lohan/Hilton ho-tell genre whom I didn't know (I stay under water most of the time. Much more peaceful.), but a Google hit showed only someone on Facebook, who is probably going to be *very* upset when she sees this! ... unless you know her, and it's a practical joke?

And... (drum roll)... THIS SONG is already *#3* in said Google-eyed binocular search! ... Among phrases without praises (so far), loved "thong to fling" (nice syllable-matching!) and "showers at the Y" ROFLMAO! ... btw, why hasn't the City of L.A. ever sued Harris for defaming a beautiful park? Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to adjust the focus a bit on these 55 x 5 binoculars...
Fiddlegirl - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
T. Turtle: OMG! I just made the name up. It fit rhyme and meter, and sounded a bit offbeat (for want of a better word.) Hadn't figured on the possibility of someone finding herself parodied by accident... eek! And another ROFLMAO for me? My cup runneth over. As for our heroine, we can only speculate. ;)
Timmy1000 - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Hilarious take on one of my most hated songs (yes, I did one too) - 555 - Turtle's comments are funny; I was about to Google too to see who she was til I read his note and your comment. That's an unusual name for someone to have.
T - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Or speculum-ate.
Fiddlegirl - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Timmy1000: Thanks! The reason for the song's popularity escapes me, too. I can only surmise that it's so horrible, one can't turn away. Sort of like William Hung's campy success of yore. I looked up your parody, too. I confess I feel a bit jealous that they don't make Bounce Houses for grown-ups. Padded rooms probably aren't quite the same thing. :)
AFW - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
"Passion flows like showers at the Y"...great line there, and many others...very high in humor
Your Cup Runneth Over? - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
"My cup runneth over"

Photos of those, please. You know where to send them, in strictest confidence -- guarantteed not to end up on the Web.
Fiddlegirl - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Many thanks to AFW
To YCRO: As flattered as I am, I'm afraid I must decline your request. I couldn't possibly do such a thing without consulting my agent, who would insist upon drawing up all necessary documents. Always those pesky little legal issues-- you understand. ;)
Andria - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Great one, Fiddlegirl, and I wish you luck on accomplishing the Big 7. I'm personally satisfied with spoofing classic-rock, oldies and country standards along with some obscure OSs, and I plan on doing a few parodies of traditional and foreign OSs along with my usual. 5s to you, and who's JoElla Parks?
Andy Primus - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Another great job on one of the tough ones. Has anybody told you that you're also allowed to do simple ones that only take 10 minutes to write? If you particulary like the challenge I thought Desperado by The Eagles was quite a difficult one to get right (very popular song to parody & some really good ones in the index). Another hard one was Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin although that one seems to be an unpopular choice (no one else has tried it yet)
Old Man Ribber - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Please...someone tell me about the scared "seven songs" and the other site. Not that i will ever be worthy...lol
Andria to OMR - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
OMR, the Big 7, or "Seven Sacred Songs", as you put it, include "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "American Pie" by Don McLean, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot, "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General" by Gilbert & Sullivan, "Supercallifragilisticexpialadocious" from "Mary Poppins", "Blinded By The Light" by Manfred Mann (Bruce Springsteen also works on that one, since he wrote it and even sings it on occasion) and "Be Our Guest" from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". This OS is sometimes substituted for one of the other six. And about the other site, there's two of them. One is Whatfreaks, which is for obscene or overtly sexual parodies, and the other is InThe00s, which contains AmIRight's messageboard, various kinds of discussion forum, question-and-answer threads and assorted pop-culture threads. But only Whatfreaks is commonly referred to as "the other site".
Fiddlegirl - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Andria: Thanks! The Big 7 are daunting to me. I'm still toying with ideas for the rest. As to Ms. Parks-- completely made up. Really. Seriously. Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. (Is that enough of a legal disclaimer?) ;)

Andy: Ha! Do you think I'm an overachiever? Truth be known, even the simple ones seem to take me awhile-- the bar is set so darn high on here! I'll think about what I can do with "Desperado". DK the Zeppelin tune, but will look it up.

OMR: While I myself am pretty scared of the "Seven" ;)), I'm sure you will be able to manage them quite well. I was initially told they were "Super..."; "American Pie"; "I Am the Very Model of A Modern Major General"; "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"; "Blinded By the Light", and "Be Our Guest". Tommy T. listed the 1st 5, along with "MacArthur Park" and "My Favorite Things"... any word on this from the long-timers?
Andria - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl: Sure, that's a good legal disclaimer. But it doesn't hold a candle to some of the ones that I put after my parodies that involve nefarious or questionable activities! :-) And about the Big 7, you're welcome.
YCRO - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Understand? I *create* such docs for a living, ya know! Advise where to send (not where to stuff, please -- cf. infra.)
Big 7: Never heard anyone mention "Be Our Guest" before. And as for old-timers, what is TT, chopped liver? (no chopped-turtle jokes -- waaaay too obvious. Never do the obvious.)

@Andy Primus: Easy: "Tuna Taco" http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/eagles70.shtml
Andria to YCRO - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
TT, you're not chopped liver by any means, at least not in my books. And as for the mention of "Be our Guest" as part of the Big 7, Leo Keough mentioned that it was in a parody comment earlier this year.
Leo Keough - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The following link should clear up any confusion about the Big 7:

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=36617.0
Leo Keough - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The following link takes you to the official listing of the Big 7:

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=29637.0
Fiddlegirl - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leo!

@Tommy T.: From actor/writer to attorney? "Veddy interesting...", as Arte Johnson once said. How does that happen?
Now, now... I didn't say "old-timers", I said "long-timers". And you have been a "diving force" on Amiright for some time! Being a turtle prodigy, you are of course still very young and will likely outlive us all.
You Beg My Pardon? - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
(First, @ Leo Keough: Thanks for the link -- wasn't aware of it. My list was based on the comments at
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/gilbertsullivan63.shtml
, which I'm really *not* trying to plug, but I said there that I thought it finished off the compulsories, and Stu McArthur and a couple of others mentioned "BBTL". But nobody said anything about the others. Perhaps some dichotomy between "hardest" and "mandatory"? You *have* to do Fave Things, and MacArthur Park is so long, terrible, and pretentious, that it begs to be trashed. DK Rhapsody and Guest, or the bands for that matter, so think I'll pass, but thanks for the solid info.)

Look, Fid, ribbing each other is fun, but "attorney"? THAT is *over the line*! .... I'll overlook the insult, as we still DK each other all that well. I do the docs because attorneys can't be trusted to. If they do them, then when I send them the corrections, one actually billed me for his time in correcting his errors that I pointed out. So, "If you want something done right..."

Thanks for the diplomatic (immune) response. Actually, the way the country is going, not sure I want to live to see it fall, but appreciate the good wishes. .... and how it happened? Oh, about eight or nine other careers in between. (Never could hold a job lol). ... Now, about the agreement and the pics... :)
Rosie Cheeks - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
@Turtle: "and how it happened? Oh, about eight or nine other careers in between. (Never could hold a job lol). ... Now, about the agreement and the pics... :)"

Time was, being a "Renaissance Man" was something to aspire to... don't tell me-- were you a Liberal Arts major, too?

As to the rest, the paperwork wasn't a problem; however, I'm sorry to say that Mr. Fiddlegirl flatly refused to take the pics. Some people are such party-poopers.
Ran-Askance Man - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Uh, actually, MBA, Finance and Economics -- isn't that where most actors, writers, and comedians start?

Have been called polymathic (because I can both add *and* subtract! wow!), but somehow, I think "dilettantish" (insert "pickle [hey, don't run too far with "insert pickle"] where was I? insert "dill-pickle-relish" joke here} fits better ... not an attorney, thank Karma, but have had them ask me for my opinions on legal issues ... not an M.D., but have assisted friends with off-the-record advice, incl holistic... etc. Yep, a regular Leonard Da Grinchy, that's I! (and the only living user of subjective forms after copulative verbs, the others all having died out years ago.... spent long hours studying copulation to learn that.)

Haven't you ever heard of a tripod and a remote-control shutter? (she shutters to think about it, and also whether a third person should be added to our bipod, although a certain person would probably fit well). Probably best to drop the topic -- 'sides, after hellish experience at Internet dating some years back, my mind would "automatically" add 20 years and 100 lbs. to whatever pic arrived. .. sigh.
OMR Fan Club - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
OMR said it all about lawyers in his song today, and I commented pretty much what I did here... fyi only. Great timing on his part!
Englishing Correctly - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Re: the suggestion at my Dragon o'Mind parody, http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/tommyjames8.shtmlBR> , that we should dialog, that's a fine idea. I task you with mousing a parody about erroring perfectly good nouns by verbing them.
2Eagle - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
If you live near a city park or know somebody named Park then it isn't hard to take on this song. My parody of MacArthur Park was inspired by the fact that the city of Burbank once canceled a fireworks show while every other city carried on. There were no fireworks to be seen, but there was noise everywhere. The OS was written by Jimmy Webb and the line about the cake in the rain came from seeing children's parties at MacArthur Park. That was an available object. Excuse me, but I liked that song although it ended up being #1 on Dave Barry's worst song survey.
Patrick - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been contemplating my own MacArthur Park and went back to see what everyone else has done with it. I like your version a lot better than the original. Who wouldn't. I assume it is OK to comment on a song two years after it was posted. At that time it looked like a lot of folks were still talking about "The Big Seven". Perhaps we should start a new list of the "Verboten Sieben", which no one should do, starting with "I Put a Spell on You". I remember hearing about streaking, but the fad started in February of 1974 and ended about a month later. No time to be indulging in Kansas City.

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