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Song Parodies -> "Dr. Death"

Original Song Title:

"Theme From 'Mr. Ed'"

Original Performer:

TV Show Theme

Parody Song Title:

"Dr. Death"

Parody Written by:

Claude Prez

The Lyrics

A corpse is a corpse, of course of course
And no one likes being a corpse of course
That is, of course, unless the corpse has been saved by Dr. Death

Go right to the courts and tell those dorks
Morality means it is wrong to force
More suffering on an aspiring corpse
Talk to Dr. Death

People yakkity yak and scoff; a snap for them to say
But Dr. Death won't bump you off unless you're dead meat anyway

Kevorkian's torqued; as a last resort
He'll come in and unplug your life support
You're tortured and forked and you need a good sport?

Well listen to this:
"I AM DOCTOR DEEEEEATH"

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Royce Miller - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
great one, Claude
John Jenkins - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Very clever parody, Claude. I still oppose assisted suicide, but the more I see people suffer in their later years, the more I understand why some people might want it.
Johnny D - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get them Reapers?
Birgitta Lindsey - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I like this a lot! Not to sound "parroty" regarding what John said,but very clever writing indeed Claude- especially around the Kevorkian part.Nice job. -Birgitta
Jan Unwin - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I like the contrast of the upbeat melody and the dark subject. Coffin up 3 fives for you!
Robert J. Pagliaro - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice work. Apparently, only the state can kill. By the way, picked up the 23-episode "Mr. Ed" DVD a few weeks ago - always loved that show.
Melhi - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
You slay me! ;) Nice job.
DEATH - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER, THEY SAID... YOU CAN CHEAT DEATH, THEY SAID... WELL, HERE I AM AND IT'S ALL FIVES FOR YOU, MORTAL
Bob Gomez - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
"Kevorkian's torqued"--a most excellent and tasty line. Isn't he dead yet? 555 d;:^)
Jonathan C. - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Not sure if this is sarcasm or your opinion, but 5's all around either way.
The Beaked-Mask-Wearing-Man - February 12, 2004 - Report this comment
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD....BRING OUT YOUR DEAD....BRING OUT YOUR DEAD...

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pickle - February 13, 2004 - Report this comment
This put me in mind of a sketch on Harry Enfield's show. Called 'Mr. Dead, The Talking Corpse', it mocked the style of 'Mr. Ed' with Harry playing a Wilbur-style character and Paul Whitehouse being poor Mr. Dead. I always saw this as a bitter comment on Enfield and Whitehouse's writing relationship - Whitehouse and Kathy Burke quit Enfield's show, and they were the talented ones.
Diva - February 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I think If I were in that much pain, I do myself in. Very good !
Claude Prez - February 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks everybody, and just to clarify, I stand firmly in opposition to assisted suicide. At least for myself. For now.
mac - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
I didn't check this before because I thought I did not know this song. Alas, I know this song, the horse, of course, and this parody's the best.
Guy - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy's like Kevorkian are the scum of the earth. If you have ever had a loved one done in by a Kevorkian style 'doctor' you would know. This is a deadly serious parody. And this stuff really happens, I know. Still well done Claude. There is a message in this parody.
Agrimorfee - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
feb 04 sotm--I didn't quite get that Kevorkian was the singer until after I finished it. Funny. 555
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) Well done CP (this here's a keeper) CP makes us laugh (this here's a keeper) He writes witty ditties (this here's a keeper) Claude Prez is Da Man!
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) I think IŽll just echo what Jan Unwin said.
Phil Nelson - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Uh, ok.....this was kinda bizarre.....
Spaff.com - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Even after your comment, C4P, I can't quite figger out your take on the right to die (which is not, in fact, a "right," but you know what I mean). But since all other evidence indicates that you and I share the same brain (making each of us half-brains), I would guess that your position is similar to mine: If I'm terminal and facing spending the remainder of my life incapacitated and in excruciating pain, not to mention the ongoing humiliation of making my loved ones clean my excrement off of me, then please give me the option of dying sooner rather than later - and with some shred of dignity intact.

Oh, was I supposed to be commenting on the parody? Oh. Fun stuff, as we know we'll always get from you, with multiple splendid subs for "a horse is a horse."
Paul Robinson - September 25, 2004 - Report this comment
(FEB SOTM) Superb job and a excruciating funny use of the "MR. ED" theme. At the end of it I was thinking of poor Mr. Ed being in a terminal state and WWWIIILLLL---BBBBUUURRRRR - devoted friend that he was, "Attending" Mr. Ed's uh..."private needs" (like the ones Spaff mentioned above)...Talk about humiliation for all concerned...5's...
Phil Alexander - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Didn't look at this one first time around, probably because I DKTOS - but you don't really need to, do you? Another superbly witty parody, Claude :-)
Claude Prez - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks everybody for the comments. I didn't mean to be ambiguous; I thought it would somehow be obvious that I believe a person has a right to do with their body the same things they can do with all their other property (whatever they want). And Spaff, if we share a brain, when do I get to use the GOOD half?
Peregrin - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody killed me!
Meriadoc - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I share George Carlin's philosophy on this subject: "Leave my plug plugged in!" But good parody.
2nz - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Could have sworn I commented on this back in the day. Yeah, still a killer parody.
Jeff Reuben - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
This one was just okay for me.

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