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Song Parodies -> "Gumball Wizard"

Original Song Title:

"Pinball Wizard"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Gumball Wizard"

Parody Written by:

Claude Prez

The Lyrics

Ever since he was a young boy
He loved them damn machines
From K-mart down to Big Lots
He picked them suckers clean
He only lived for chewin'
won't eat food at all
That one really dumb kid
Sure only eats gumballs

He stands like a sapling
He's gettin pretty lean
Chewing on his gumballs
Hey have some Ovaltine
I can't say he's the keenest
shopper in the mall
That one really dumb kid
Sure only eats gumballs

He's a gumball wizard
It's just beyond belief
A gumball wizard's got
Such unsightly teeth

Why do you think he does it?
Who the hell cares?
Maybe he was dropped on his head....

When we have him for dinner
It just means more for us
His dentist drives Ferraris
His parents take the bus
He blows the biggest bubbles
His brain is really small
That one really dumb kid
Sure only eats gumballs

I thought I was
A pretty stupid guy
At least I know that if
you don't eat you die

Even as he's barely conscious
He won't touch a snack
He's chompin on a gumball
Flat there on his back
And if you took it from him
I know you'd see him crawl
That one really dumb kid
Sure only eats gumballs

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 29

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 3   0
 4   6
 5   22

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Billy Florio - April 16, 2003 - Report this comment
It made me laugh, but it was weak at points
Phil Rizzuto - April 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Ooh, I tell ya, Bobby Murcer, this was unbelievable. That huckleberry with the gumballs, holy cow, he cracks me up. I might have to go home early. I gotta get over that bridge...and that chorus...and that third verse... hey, Florio! Lay off that cannoli! I need it for the sixth inning!
Johnny D - October 20, 2003 - Report this comment
Some verses in this one really got me good: "Hey have some Ovaltine" !! And: "When we have him for dinner / It just means more for us / His dentist drives Ferraris / His parents take the bus" !! Yuk yuk yuk GUFFAW ! - funny stuff !
Rod Worden - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Wish I could vote tens the idiots who lo-balled you. LOL, Claude, but didn't PMP, since I just went..
Melhi - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
G whiz, this is funny!
John Jenkins - June 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good, Claude. I agree with Johnny D - the Ferrari/bus lines were my faves, too.
Paul Robinson - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(G - round) Claude - Great stuff! I see you and Spaff are now in the "Parody Super-Gods Division"of the "ABC Contests", far above the rest of us mortal writers I glad you both still get to make posting into the contests, they wouldn't be as much fun without your stuff. - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
This made me laugh out loud. Not LOL, but actually LAUGH. OUT. LOUD. Johnny Dangle named my favorite section, but "Who the hell cares?" is a great line, and also answers that question in the original quite splendidly.

I'm also seeing a Google ad here for "Beaver Gumball Machine" from "Beaver Vending." Sounds tasty.
Jeff Reuben - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
It was good...I'm not too familiar with the original (I know it, but not well), but enjoyed it anyway.
2nz - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(delayed abc's comment) Another one I thought I already commented on. You had to stretch the pacing in some places, but lines like "His dentist drives Ferraris, his parents take the bus" made everything worth it. Great work, Claude.
Green Bloodied Hound Dogs - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Like It!
who cares - August 02, 2006 - Report this comment
I LOVE the original version by BRAD SANFIELD. I'm sure you've heard it too, it was funny.
Linda - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
What a fun parody!

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