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Song Parodies -> "He's The Jethro"

Original Song Title:

"In The Ghetto"

Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"He's The Jethro"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

That Jethro guy,
Came an old and gray Ozarko born.
With poor little fam'ly styled with corn
And boy Jethro.
And Ms. Drysdale cries.
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's the house next door with those hay seeds
And that Jethro. (He's The Jethro)

Hunger Jethro just cain't stand,
A quadruple helping man.
Ain't quite growed up he's a hungry young man I'd say,
Keeps the cook a busy bee,
Granny, she grinds out feed.
Good thing all that money's Jed's.
For food bill he must pay.

Well for food yearns,
He's a hungry vittle-boy and his Granny knowds,
Cooks possum meat and old skinned toads.
Fer her Jethro.

But his hunger burns,
So he eats the home down to the street,
As he yearns for a meal,
With some turnips and beets.
That boy Jethro. (He's The Jethro)

He hungers more than third world nations,
The young man grabs a tray.
He grabs some buns, at Food-Mart,
Food's all done via shopping cart.
Food-a-rama's dry.

As he growled like a hound this hungry young man,
Raced down busy street with a bun in his hand,
He's The Jethro. (He's The Jethro)

Find this young man fries,
You can't hold or stay Ozarko born,
Prep other vittles gravy, wild rice, corn,
For The Jethro. (He's The Jethr-oooooo)

(Feed him possum pies)

------Repeat until hunger fades------

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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alvin - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
loved the hillbilles as a kid...this cracked me up....seems like jethro's eating habits weren't all that far removed from elvis's
John Barry - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I have listened to your story and laughed off my head.
PMS - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Have a heapin' helpin' of fives given happ-i-ly
AFW - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job, captures the humor and feel of the TV show
stuart mcarthur - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Good point, Guy - if Jed hadn't hit that Texas Tea, would Jethro have starved to death? - inspired use of the OS - 555
MrMacphisto - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Good job... y'all come back now.... 5-5-5
John Jenkins - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
This parody is definitely not road kill. Good stuff, Guy.
Guy - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Alvin - This song was inspired by Malcolm`s TWOTEF parody a few days ago.

John - So that was the thump I heard through my speakers preceed by insane laughter that abruptly stopped. Hope you got your head back together. Thanks.

Stu - Good thought - I'll have to think a might on that. Thanks

MrMacphisto You better believe I'll come back - this site keeps me sane from all of its insanity. Thanks!

PMS - Appreciate your read and comment

JJ - Although I'd prefer road kill over granny`s cooking. Thanks and a heapin' helpin' of my hospitality to you all.

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Agrimorfee - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Inspired idea. Was this based on an actual episode, or was it just your fertile imagination? You lost me here: "So he eats the home down to the street"???
DJ Blaze - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
This parody is the Black Gold and Texas Tea of AmIRight! 555, although I'm not the biggest Beverly Hillbillies fan. I was originally gonna use this song as my OS for the contest, but I chose Hotel instead.
Matthias - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
The music style kinda fits the topic here for some reason. The original song just seems to be a bit country like so it works out pretty well, and I was able to follow along with not many grammatical errors in this one.
Rex - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This parody screams for a video. Love the title sub.
Medemia - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I like this one. In the Ghetto always screams "parody me" to me and you hit it out of the park -- or should I say off the plate. It's a wonder how Jethro didn't weigh 555 pounds.
adagio - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
That's one hungry boy there. Witticisms leave me, but I really liked it. 5's
bobpiecheese - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Never seen Beverly Hillbillies, no idea who Jethro is, never heard this particular Elvis tune, so...I got nuthin'.
Below Average Dave - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom used to say "In the Ghetto" whenever she visited me at my last house and we'd be driving around, she'd just randomly say it, I didn't realize it was a song reference, it makes that whole week that much more funny. . .I don't know Guy, I had trouble understanding this one a bit, I could tell the mis-spellings were intentional, but I'm just not fully understanding this one. . .TCOP mentioned Beverly Hillbillies, I've never seen that show, so if this is about a Beverly Hillbillie character, that may be why. . .paced very well though!

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