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Song Parodies -> "The Back Of Patty's Hair"

Original Song Title:

"I Saw Her Standing There"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"The Back Of Patty's Hair"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

In the mid-60s, Patty Duke starred in the aptly named, "Patty Duke Show", where she played cousins - identical cousins. Patty was American, and Cousin Cathy was a Brit. Showing both their faces at the same time required special effects 1964-style. So to save time and money, an unheralded double was always brought in to play "the back of Patty's hair".
Take 2 - 3 - 4 . . .

Well, Patty Duke's sweet sixteen,
Sitcom TV queen.
She plays Patty Lane, and Cousin Cathy there.
The network won't show them together, noooo,
Just the back of Patty's hair.

Well, we watch Patty - Then in walks Cathy,
And before too long, she's pulling up a chair.
That's when they call for a stand-in, ooooh,
She's the back of Patty's hair.

"What a part to play!" - All the critics say,
"And she never says a li -i - ine!"

Watch her dance through the night,
With her friends from Brooklyn Heights.
Patty bumps into - Her cousin's derierre.
Then someone yells, "Cut!"
And she comes out. . . . Ooooh!
She's the back of Patty's hair.
Patty Duke, your stand-in's here!
She's the back of Patty's hair.

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Absolutely Write - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
That's like a reverse of Ashley & Mary Kate. Two actresses playing one kid.
Melhi - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Neat idea, David. Imagine the thrill of bragging to your friends and family that you're on a popular network program as someone else's backside.
Guy - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
David, I remember that sitcom. It came on Friday nights as I recall. This is a most unique parody. Weren't their Fathers identical twins on the show?
David Chrenko - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
You knopw, Guy, now that you mention it, yes they were. Patty's father was Martin Lane, and his brother was I believe a London bureau chief for a newspaper, but I don't recall his name. I do remember what distinguished him was that he wore a mustache.
Johnny D - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Because...they're OPEC Oil Ministers!
Identical OPEC Oil Ministers!
They walk alike
They talk alike
They even hike the price alike
What a crazy pair!

Diva - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Very original!

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