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Song Parodies -> "Eureka!"

Original Song Title:

"Maria"

Original Performer:

West Side Story Cast Recording

Parody Song Title:

"Eureka!"

Parody Written by:

Lee O'Shea

The Lyrics

Thanks to Johnny D for the title and the idea: the moment of revelation when one hits upon the idea of writing a parody about one's inability to think of good parody ideas...
Eureka!
It's Greek for "I've got it!" • Eureka!

I'd hung my head in shame,
And then an idea came to me

Eureka!
(Said Ar-chim-e-des the Greek streaker)
But now, not Greek to me's
The idea for a parody!

Eureka!
Where ideas once were problematic,
They're now making me damn near ecstatic!
Eureka --
I'll parody lack of ideas!

Eureka, Eureka, Eu-reeeee-ka, Eureka!
Eu-reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-ka!
Eu-reeeeeeeeeeeeeeka! Eu-reeeeeeeeeeeeeeka!
Eu-reeeeeeeka, Eureka!

Write about...
how you lack ideas!
(What a man, what a mensch Johnny D is!)
Eureka!
I just can't stop saying...
Eureka!

When an idea is found, there's just one word:
"Eu-reeeeeee-ka!"

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Airfarcewon - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
It's all Greek to me...and it sings good..
Johnny D - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
But why was Archimedes taking that bath in the first place? I guess somebody said to him, "You reek, uh!"
Jeff Reuben - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Almost as good as the messageboard version! =)
Lee O'Shea - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Airfarcewon. Heh-heh, JD. And Jeff, I know -- it's not quite the same without the smileys and the colored fonts!
Jeff Reuben - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
JD...LOL
John Barry - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job!
Arwen - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Just as lovely today as it was yesterday, Leo...=)
Serafina - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
It's been a while since I heard the original, but I remember it fairly well. The parody was very creative and well done, so I'm voting 5s. :)
Stuart McArthur - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
excellent, Leo and LOL, Johnny D - 555
Michael Pacholek - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Damn, Johnny, you swiped my joke!
John Jenkins - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Lee. Eureka is also the California state motto (referring to the discovery of gold).

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