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Song Parodies -> "(Sure Have Some) Imagination"

Original Song Title:

"My Generation"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"(Sure Have Some) Imagination"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Once upon a time, on "Sesame Street," Big Bird introduced his friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus, a big, brown, shaggy-haired, big-tailed, elephant-like creature with big eyes, long eyelashes but no ears, to the Street's human kids. They all saw him. But when he tried to get the human grownups to see him, they never did. Well, Mr. Hooper did once, but he wasn't wearing his glasses and didn't know what he was seeing. Every time he tried to prove Snuffy was real, the grownups told him, "Big Bird, you sure have some imagination!" Finally, sometime in the late Eighties, the producers said, "Let the grownups see Snuffy. This way, real kids will see that real grownups will be more likely to believe them if they make a strange claim, like they're being abused or something like that." So now everyone can see Snuffy.
People try to put me d-d-down
(Sure have some imagination!)
'cause I see a friend who's big and brown.
(Sure have some imagination!)
Snuffy's real, those folks I t-t-told!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Hope this stops before it gets old!
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not imagination!
It's not imagination, baby!

He's real, he doesn't f-f-fade away!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Grownups don't bel-l-lieve what I s-s-say!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Not a sweeps-month exaggeration!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Not part of my im-im-imagination!
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not imagination!
It's not imagination, baby!

(Grover cranks out power chords on lead guitar)
(The Count plays one, two, three, four bass strings!)
(Elmo plays his harmonica)
(Oscar bangs on his trash can)

Why, Snuffleupagus you d-d-don't see?
(Sure have some imagination!)
Why do you ch-ch-choose to p-p-pick on me?
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not my mind that's on v-v-vacation!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Not part of my imagination!
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not imagination!
It's not imagination, baby!

Snuffy and I are tall, we look d-d-down!
(Sure have some imagination!)
Someday, grownups will c-c-come around!
They see him now, that's what I'm told!
(Sure have some imagination!)
So how come I'm still six years old?
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not imagination!
It's not imagination, baby!
It's not imagination!
It's not imagination, baby!

(And as Oscar causes more damage than Keith Moon ever could...)
(Sure have some imagination!)
(Sure have some imagination!)
(Sure have some imagination!)
(Sure have some imagination!)
It's not imagination, baby!
That's eight! Eight "Sesame Street" parodies I have written! Ah-ah-ah-ah!

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alvin rhodes - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
cute idea...5s
Rick C - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
What alvin said...555
John Barry - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Fives for the Keith Moon line.
Johnny D - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
What Rixy said...again.
Yet Another Dutchman - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I suppose it was inevitable. If you're talking to a giant, humanoid, christmas-tree shaped, lemon-yellow bird every day, mutant mammoths seem not so mythical after all. Eight Sesame Street parodies? That's a million Sesame spoofs short of being crowned to honorary Blessranger. Speaking of whom... I'd like to see a duet-parody of you and Tokusou Sentai Blessranger, since you two are currently the most active AmIRight authors. LOL
Tim Mayfield - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever and loved the subs.
carol - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
delightful 555
Michael Pacholek - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
The difference, Dutchman, is that my "Sesame Street" parodies are funny. And make sense. And are reflective of the time when not only was Elmo just a speck in Joan Ganz Cooney's eye, but Prairie Dawn was a very minor character. The show he writes about is as different from the show I write about as the current "ER" is from the George Clooney-Julianna Margulies era. God, I loved Alex Kingston.
Yet Another Dutchman - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I was just being silly. Sesame Street has that effect on me.

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