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Song Parodies -> "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Remastered)"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Remastered)"

Parody Written by:

SamuraiMaster

The Lyrics

Remember my first attempt at this? This is my attempt to....perfect it. So if you enjoyed the first version, which can be found here, you might enjoy this one a little better, but I won't say that until I see a few good comments. But my first attempt at this was generally well received, so here is "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Revamped, re-edited, restored, remastered, redone, recycled, reused, reviewed, and rewrote. I changed some lyric lines, and fixed a lot of typo's which appeared in the first one. And yeah, the pacing still isn't perfect, but I think it's better than the first one. Enjoy.
About fifteen years ago
I can still remember when Springfield all went up in shock
I knew if we all had our chance
We'd all shoot Mr. Burns in advance
And our joy right then and there would really rock
But then one fateful afternoon
Mr. Burns almost met his doom
Was it truth, was it lies?
Would he meet his demise?
I don't remember if we felt upset, I doubt our eyes ever got wet
But there's a day we wish to forget
The day, that Burns was shot

(chorus)
So bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But was beat to the punch
And Springfield men, their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not I

Where you there when the gerbil died,
When Groundskeeper Willie found that oil strike
And Homer's name was not recalled
Can you believe Homer's great old lengths
To simply get Burn to mutter thanks
A chocolate box, to his name painted on the wall
"I know he knows my name in there
I've only been working here ten years."
Skinner holds the oil
School money he won't spoil
But Mr. Burns wanted the black gold
Skinners refused, leaving Burns in the cold
But Mr. Burns refused to fold
Before he would get shot

We were singing

(chorus)
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But was beat to the punch
And Springfield men, their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not I

So finally, Skinner began to drill
Strangely though, he couldn't get his fill
Mr. Burns had staked the claim
Angered by his evil scheme
Willie's anger visible as steam
For the school, it was such a shame
And as the oil drill did it's job
Moe's Tavern closed without a sob
Grandpa became homeless
Bart's dog became helpless
Several thousand people vowed their revenge
Mr. Burns had took it to the edge
The sun itself would soon feel the sledge
The day, when Burns was shot

We were singing

(chorus)
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But was beat to the punch
And Springfield men, their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not II

Joyful, victorious with full delight
Daylight turned as black as night
Mr. Burns happy as could be
As he danced on down through the city streets
Unaware one had arranged for them to meet
And they wait, in the dark street alley
And when Burns turned in that way
A gunshot rang in the alleyway
The whole town gathered round
No guilty man was found
Because everyone was a suspect
Who could treat him with any respect
Do you recall what this would affect
When Mr. Burns was shot

We were singing

(chorus)
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But was beat to the punch
And Springfield men, their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not I

Smithers, fired, thought he did the crime
But it wasn't him the whole time
Poor old Willie cannot shoot a gun
So come on, Skinner also passed the test
Applying cammo to his chest
Moe was tested, then he left, and went on home
Survived his wound, Burns he had
Homer Simpson the guilty man
Snapped Mr. Burns to his sense
Policemen put up a fence
Because Homer claimed to be innocent
Mr. Burns declared who was sent
He told the story of his descent
The day, the man was shot

We were singing

(chorus)
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But was beat to the punch
And Springfield men, their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not I

We found the one who fired the gun
Had the trial of murder finally begun?
It was Maggie Simpson all along
Mr. Burns told us of that fateful night
When he and Maggie got into a fight
Stealing candy from a baby is wrong
And when his gun fell into her hands
The shot was fired and rung through the land
Not a word was spoken
The murder trial was broken
And old Smithers whom Burns admired most
Rehired again without a boast
Things returned to normal, no one's a ghost
Now Mr. Burns is fine

And we were singing

(chorus)
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But someone beat me to the punch
And Springfield men their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Officer I swear 'twas not I
We were singing
Bang, bang the whole town's in a hunch
Got my shotgun, loaded ammo
But someone beat me to the punch
And Springfield men their involvements denied
Saying Officer I swear 'twas not I
Something inside me makes me want to record this. It's fun to sing. And I will say this is probably the only song of the big seven that I am good at spoofing.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 11

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Old Man Ribber - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Sensei - It's all here...and to one of the most demanding tunes ever. All I can say is "D'OH!". ;D
Patrick - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
As a long time Simpsons fan, I remember this episode quite well. As a fan of the 2nd Amendment, I also appreciate the show's respectful, if satiric, attitude toward gun ownership. A great parody of a great song. I admire anyone who can retwist this amazing tune.
Wild Child JIN - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
It's like Smithers might say himself "Here are three 5's for you Sir!" ;-D Great Job! :-)
Susanna Viljanen - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Sorekara! Yoshi! Go-go-go.
2Eagle - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Whew! That was a Hurculean chore. Good job.
SamuraiMaster - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks guys for your awesome comments and much better ratings than Version 1! This also just may be my entry for Febuary's SOTM. We'll just see what happens...
Christie Marie M - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Ahoy-hoy, Master of Samurai! "Excellent" the second time around!!
DJ Blaze - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Incredibly hard song. Sadly I'm not that familiar with the Simpsons (although I have been watching Metalocalypse), but I did get the story. 555
SamuraiMaster - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
And DJ and Christie show their faces! *tears of joy*
DJ Blaze - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
No prob, you should enter this in SOTM.
Blaydeman - March 09, 2011 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Incredible!
Matthias - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I love the Simpsons and this is by far their most famous episode although not particularly my favorite the one where they go to Epcot is on the top of my list as well as the Weird Al episode and the Flight of the Conchords one.
Wild Child JIN - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
SOTM: You gave this parody your best "shot" and it certainly paid off! :-)
Abbott Skelding - March 12, 2011 - Report this comment
SOTM: Agreed that you gave this song your best "shot", however, as Flanders would say, it only turned out "okily-dokily". Pacing was way too off for me to give it 555.
Below Average Dave - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with Abbott on pacing, though I gave you a pre-emptive 5 for the taking on of the particular OS, I did it, and its probably been done a hundred times, but this idea I've not seen done. I remember those episodes. . .fun episodes. Anyhow, I felt you changed up the rhyme scheme so much that the original kinda lost its charm, it would be easier to appreciate this as such if it were recorded, I of course have to base my opinion on what is available, I thought it packed in a great amount of detail about a limited topic, kudos on that, just a bit hard for me to see working sang.
SamuraiMaster - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah as far as pacing as stated above, I am not that proud of it. It sorta just goes on itself. Like a Weird Al parody almost. As far as recording, well, once I get the time to put out a simple recording (by simple, I mean computer mic quality), hopefully it will be easier to follow.
bobpiecheese - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pacing was, as others have stated, kinda off. The word structure was also kind clunky in parts, presumably because the difficulty of fitting the plot of both episodes into six verses.You did an admirable job though, I'd give this a 445.

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