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Song Parodies -> "Oliver Hardy"

Original Song Title:

"Oliver's Army"

Original Performer:

Elvis Costello

Parody Song Title:

"Oliver Hardy"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I had to lose a rhyme to make this work, see if you can find it! There's plenty of Stooge parodies in here. Haven't seen one for these guys
Don't start Stan talking
He can yap all night
I'm seeing guys quarrel
While I'm watching the tube at night

He is master of the slow take
Fall off a roof and never see a bone break

Oliver Hardy is in the way
Oliver Hardy acts kind of gay
But I would rather be watching them
Than Dave or Jay

He was just like Chris Farley
For a gag he would go the mile
He tore up social parties
In that quaint vaudevillian style

Try to give his car a start, now
Whole darn thing will fall apart now

Oliver Hardy stepped on a hoe
Oliver Hardy has stubbed his toe
But I would rather be watching him
Than the late show

Now Stanley holds a tool
You know he's such a fool
Gonna drop it on Ollies' spine
Making Hardy yell out the line
"It's another fine mess you've gotten me into"

There's always danger
On which they based their whole careers
I think they're both deranged
Especially for two thousand bucks a year

If you're ever bored real late at night
Turn them on it's good old black and white

Oliver Hardy is in the way
Oliver Hardy acts kind of gay
But I would rather be watching them
Than Dave or Jay
And I would rather be watching them
Than Dave or Jay
And I would rather be watching them
Than Dave or Jay

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David Chrenko - November 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Good schtick, and you may be right. Ollie did act almost as fruity as Franklin Pangborn. Look Him up, kiddies (Little Rascals, Jack Benny Show). I've heard that Stan was once Charlie Chaplin's roommate in London before emmigrating to the U.S. I give you 5s.
Rick D - November 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Dave. I knew you'd get it. A lot of people don't know the song.
David Chrenko - November 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Sure I got it. Rick, I think some of the best rock music to parody is the new wave - power pop - punk songs from 1976-82 (the pre-MTV years). Unfortunately, only you and I, and maybe a few others have a clue about this period, since it received virtually no airplay at the time except for KROQ). I'd love to parody early Elvis Costello, Josie Cotton, Sparks, Jam, English Beat - but nobody would check it out, or know the songs. As you know I tried "A Million Miles Away" by the Plimsouls, but nobody knew what the song was - yet it was a huge local hit on KROQ in LA. Oh, well, I feel rants a-comin'.
Rick D - November 29, 2003 - Report this comment
I think if you just did it, and put them on, a lot of fans (or at least knowlegable musicologists) would pop up. Besides, a good subject matter is worth reading no matter the source. I made comment to Guy that there's no rhyme or reason for what gets attention here. (Unless you write about the site). But I'm shutting up about that now. Go for it. We all got odd tastes or we wouldn't be here.
Rick D - November 29, 2003 - Report this comment
P.S. Did you get that package I sent you?
David Chrenko - December 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Won't be back home 'til Thursday, I'll look for it then.Thanks. Oh, great, now every agency that monitors web activity will know I've left my LouisPrima collection unattended.

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