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Song Parodies -> "Geraldo"

Original Song Title:

"Fernando"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

ABBA

Parody Song Title:

"Geraldo"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Can't you please be mum, Geraldo?
I remember long ago, you caused sparks as a journalist,
Not a jocose twit, Geraldo.
But now you are loving yourself, proving to be narcissistic.
I can hear--wish you were mum,
You sound as if you're "you" enthralled--solipsistic.

You're a poseur now, Geraldo.
Power you have now is based solely on celebrity.
On and on you bray, Geraldo.
I can still recall the night you turned to shmuck; bonafides died,
And you have no shame today.
A score! You opens Capone's vault, the door was pried.

There was nothing found in there that night--
Embarrassed sight, Geraldo.
Yeah, the vault was completely empty,
Nothing to see, Geraldo.
After that you were a poor excuse
For news, a pest.
Ever since then you have only dinned,
A bag of wind, Geraldo.

Won't you go away, Geraldo?
You are probably the only one who will give you a hand.
Why can't you be mum, Geraldo?
And why did you join Barb and Britt and Meredith in a band
Of once-proud news writers who now merely grandstand?

When that putz is on the air at night,
A startling sight, Geraldo.
Now he's naught but a celebrity--
Pure vanity, Geraldo.
Preening blow-dried shmuck, a poor excuse;
Surely you jest.
Since the vault fault you have only dinned,
A bag of wind, Geraldo.

"There's no there there," Gertrude Stein might write
Of barking blight Geraldo.
Asked who his fav'rite person might be,
He would say, "Me! Geraldo!"
Preening mustached shmuck, a poor excuse;
Surely you jest.
Since the vault fault you have only dinned,
A bag of wind, Geraldo.
Since vault fault, gevalt, oy! you've only dinned,
A bag of wind, Geraldo.

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Yoidy - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Geraldo would retort, "You gotta love the 'stache!" 555
alvin rhodes - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
funny twist
2Eagle - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I still remember when those neo-nazis were on and a full blown fight broke out. He does scrape the bottom of the barrel.
AFW - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
This is Rivera good
Stuart McArthur - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the Doonesbury cartoon where Geraldo puts his hand up and asks the head of US operations in Afghanistan "But if I DO just happen to find Osama on my own sir, permission to take him out?" reply: "Whatever" - 555
John Jenkins - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Why didn't anyone think of using this OS to parody Geraldo before? It's a good thing you were first, John. Some very clever substitutions and an excellent job of spoofing your subject.

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