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Song Parodies -> "Imus' Reliever"

Original Song Title:

"I'm a Believer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"Imus' Reliever"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

You don't want to be the guy who follows a legend. Even a disgraced one.
(instrumental opening)

I thought he would have been canned
over "fairy" tales.
Offending someone else
incessantly.

Shove, they had to give him.
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
That's the way it seemed!
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
Disappointment that he wasn't creamed!

Now I take his place!
I'm Imus' reliever!
Not a trace
of hope can I find!
Tricky stuff!
(Ooh... wah...)
Imus' reliever!
Radio fever, this I've tried!

I thought Imus said too much
about the Knights.
Seemed the more he talked
the less he's liked.
What's the use in trying?
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
All he got is pain.
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
Racist, sexist talk ended his reign.

Now I take his place!
I'm Imus' reliever!
Not a trace
of hope can I find!
Tricky stuff!
(Ooh... wah...)
Imus' reliever!
Listener peever, this I've tried!

Oh!
(instrumental break)

Jesse's out to get him.
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
Sharpton, too, it seems.
(Di-di-dip, di-dip!)
Should've said Rutgers plays like a dream!

Now I take his place!
I'm Imus' reliever!
Not a trace
of hope can I find!
Tricky stuff!
(Ooh... wah...)
Imus' reliever!
Not Johnny Fever, guess I lied!

Now I take his place!
I'm Imus' reliever!
Not a trace
of hope can I find!

I'm Imus' reliever!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!
(Imus' reliever!)
Say, Imus' reliever!
(Imus' reliever!)
Say, Imus' reliever!
(Imus' reliever!)
Say, Imus' reliever!
(Imus' reliever!)
(repeat 'til fade)

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 3.1

Total Votes: 24

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MasonR - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Nicely done! I remember in the 70s when Imus was just a funny local radio guy on WNBC in NY. (Or maybe he was offensive back then but I was naive?) Anyway, I lost interest when he got serious.
Michael Pacholek - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
The WABC jocks loved it when the temperature was 77 degrees. But when it was 66, they'd never give the number. They'd say it was 65 or 67, never giving the frequency of, as Imus would've said that, "Sixty-six, WN!... BC!" Yeah, he was offensive then. Speaking of which, whatever happened to that other potty mouth on WNBC back then, I think his name was Howard something. Did he ever make it in radio?"
Wolverine - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I wish they'd all just go away. Imus, Sharpton, et. al. 555 demonstrators with "Funny Parody" signs for Michael.
Johnny D - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent pacing and syllable matching!
Jonathan S. - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Quite funny. I'm beginning to see why you're one of the more popular parodists on AmiRight.
Bernard Pacholek - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh, grow up, Mikey. It was just a joke. Imus still rocks. Besides, I'm up for his slot! I could be the next morning host on MSNBC!
alvin - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
great concept...dig it
AFW - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Good title and lyric switching
Max Power - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Mike's alter ego is back.
Ann Hammond - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I sang
John Jenkins - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
You hit the bullseye on a deserving target. I used to listen to Imus because he had good guests and good topics. I understood that he had good guests because he had good ratings and visa versa, but I never understood how he got either one in the first place. Because the show was mostly about Imus - his ranch, his family, his petty grudges - which all interfered with the 3 or 4 minutes per hour that was worth listening to.
Meriadoc - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm sure you'll do a great job filling his shoes Michael. How about an all parody show? ;-)
Red Ant - April 13, 2007 - Report this comment
As Johnny D said. I see Imus is canned now. I didn't think he should have gotten the boot strictly for his remarks, rather that if he considers that humor, he should been fired for sucking so badly at being funny. That's the greater crime IMO.
malcolm higgins - April 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I-mus leave a nice comment.. well done Man.. holey makkrl

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