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Song Parodies -> "Stan’s Bi, Wifman"

Original Song Title:

"Stand By Your Man"

Original Performer:

Tammy Wynette

Parody Song Title:

"Stan’s Bi, Wifman"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

The sexual-roles dynamic in Laurel and Hardy films is hard to pin down. Hardy is generally dominant, Laurel submissive. But periodically the thin man of the couple takes the upper hand with his portly pal. Although they are sometimes married, their wives are invariably dominant, they submissive. More often they play gay (in the former sense of “happy, carefree”) bachelors. However, both get tongue-tied and flustered around women, Hardy becoming quite effeminate in manner as he fiddles with his tie and his baritone rises in register. Sometimes they sleep in the same bed. “Woman” derives from the Old English wifman (wif [female] + man [human being, but for the purposes of this parody. . .]).
Sometimes it’s Hardy who’s the woman,
But most often it’s he plays the man.
He’ll have lad times, he’ll have girl times.
Doing things that we can’t understand.

Once Stan he’s shovin’; then he’s lovin’,
But sometimes Stan has the man’s hand.
And both get flustered
If chicks gets clustered. . .
“Aw, shucks!” Ollie, stammerin’ Stan.

Stan’s bi, wifman:
The female side he brings to
Flicks, but he can become the dude,
He’s not feminine only.
Stan’s guy, woMAN.

Stan’s bi, wifman;
When he gets bold, he’s shovin’;
He takes the role of upper hand.
Stan tries on “man.”

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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AFW - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Very interesting psychological analysis of the Laurel and Hardy team...I've always been a big fan of their films and comedy bits...never thought of the angle, you discuss,...most unique parody idea and job
Old Man Ribber - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
That's another fine mess you've gotten us into, JAB! ;D
LilCougarCakes - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
SirSweaty, I prfer the HowardBros. oink . . . oink. . . yoink !
Christie Marie M - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Getting 'bi'...with 5's!
John Jenkins - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
It might have been tricky to interpret without the intro; but, with the intro, this becomes a very clever wordplay.
John Barry - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, all.
Mark Scotti - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Here's...another nice parody you've written them into...very clever, John!!

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