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Song Parodies -> "The Wreck Of That Dude Bode Miller"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Wreck Of That Dude Bode Miller"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

WOW. Finally got this sucker done. I am sincerely sorry I didn't get this finished earlier when it would've been more relevant, but hey, you really can't rush a TWOTEF parody. And since the event that inspired this happened at the tail end of the Olympics, it was bound to run a little over anyway. Enjoy.
The legend lives on from Torino on down
To the grand slopes of Sestriere Colle
A crazy young drunk shattered hopes with a clunk
And in skiing, projected his folly

'06 was the date, from the Primary State
Came the wildest of all U.S. skiers
Yes, Time and Newsweek made him seem like a freak
But Nike ads hyped him to be fi-erce

When the Games began, all the newsies they ran
In his RV, they constantly lingered
They continued to hype, despite all of his gripes
And the fact that he gave them the finger

First event seemed a thrill, he went into downhill
With all of his American henchmen,
He looked fine on the lift, but he finished in fifth,
And what's more, he got beat by a Frenchman!

He regained his spine to ski in the combined
And in the downhill part, he looked pretty
But slalom was DQ'ed, and the people all booed
And he got showed up by Ted Lig-et-y

Super-G was next, and he became perplexed
Since his gold drought had already begun
About ten feet below, he flipped out in the snow
Acrobats would be proud of THAT run!

Up next was the giant, though he looked defiant,
Sixth place, and his attitude grew mean-ah
There wasn't a doubt that ol' Bode's burned out
From the bars with the hot signorinas

The fans they all moped, so the coaches just hoped
That in slalom, he'd surely be killer
But it was too late, once he straddled that gate
Came the wreck of that dude Bode Miller!

Does anyone know where the medals all go
When our ski team sucks more than is beara(ble)
He should've followed rules like gold-medal chick Jules
(Or perhaps should've worn a tiara!)

Since our count was thin, we wonder "Who DID win?"
"Twas the Austrians, like Hermann Maier
To podium he strode, he, unlike our friend Bode,
Went the LITERAL meaning of "higher!"

He went back in his hole, to reporters he told
That he wasn't angry or insane-y
But since he did lose, he just became old news
CNN shifted cov'rage to Cheney

Will he milk his new fame or just tarnish his name?
This is something not even psychics know
But I have a hint that he might do a stint
On a VH1 re-al-i-ty show!

And if or when in two-thousand-and-ten
He comes back, will we cheer or despise him?
But it's an old dream, nobody on our team
Will even attempt to recognize him!

His skis weren't sublime, it's a matter of time
'Till he just becomes trivia filler
Is spring training here yet? Hopefully we'll forget
'Bout the wreck of that dude Bode Miller!

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 24

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Rick C - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Lots of great lines, Cat. Tough OS to do too. I have one to it that's been half-finished for about three months. Especially liked the "henchman/Frenchman" couplet (even if I am of French ancestry). 555
John Barry - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
A 555 gold medal!
metvguy - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Great parody of a really overrated skier.
Dee Range - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
555. Good job on a hard song. I hope Bode's party at the Olympics was worth the millions he lost through future endorsements.
Shiek Of The Mutilated - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
A funny, topical song that needed to be written. Bode Miller gives new meaning to the phrase 'Ugly American' (or maybe the same meaning).
Michael Pacholek - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
It's not an official "Wreck" parody unless I at least comment, so here it is. If Bode were as good at skiing as you are at writing, he'd have those FIVE Gold Medals. Welcome to Club Fitzgerald, you can sink your dues over there.
Cat - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone! Oh and Michael, I was just reading some of the other parodies of this for funâ€"previously the only ones I knew were Spaff's and John Jenkins'â€"and now I know that Johnny D and Phil gave an entire new meaning to the word "seamen." ;) Glad I made it to the club!
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Cat, I didn't watch (or read about, really) any of the Winter Olympics(they truly bore me - I can't stand 'competitions' where the contestants just race time clocks or are at the mercy of scoring judges). But I can tell this is well written...and from the other comments that it covered the subject well. Nice work - 5's ~ ~ ~
John Jenkins - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I don't always agree Michael Pacholek, but he is "Mr. TWOTEF" and you definitely deserve the praise he gave you. A lot of great lines including "hot signorinas" and "trivia filler." I commend you for not rushing this parody, and I hope that you continue to focus on quality over quantity.
Red Ant - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm glad you got this one done on your own Cat, very good work on a tough OS. While I was pondering extra verses for the thread you started I finally got an idea of my own for this, so thanks for that too.
Larry Hensley - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, nice to see another olympic parody, very well written. 555's!
The Nag - March 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Another French(-Canadian) thumbs-up on the henchmen/Frenchman
The Nag - March 10, 2006 - Report this comment
..hey some gremlin hit 'send' before I finished. I also very much liked the lingering finger verse -- dead solid perfect -- and the line, "Does anyone know where the medals all go" -- I could hear old Gordon himself balladeering it in my brain. Cracked me up.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - By going downhill first you get an early lead! ;-)
Jeff Reuben - April 04, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: With a good storyline, and Bode Miller, this parody has it's Prose and Cons =) (Okay, maybe Bode wasn't arrested). Well written narrative parody and bonus points for technical difficulty of the song.
Chris Bodily TM - April 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS who is this guy? I thought he was a parody author or soemthing... then I realized I was thinking of Royce Miller (I think). I'm not a sports fan at all, so forgive me for my lack of knowledge. If it weren't for MIDIs, I wouldn't have been able to make it through this parody the way I did. I probably would have used GIlligan as the backdrop or something. With all that aside, I award you some fives, for "The Wreck of that Dude Bode Miller."
Matthias - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I too at first didn't know who this fella was, not watching sports at all... Yes, I am a man who does watch sports, call it ironic if you must... But still I got the whole gyst of it though this parody that was very well executed....
Adagio - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I didn't know who this guy was either, but I did like the parody.
Max Power - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-The dude's a disgrace
Rex - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) One of these days I need to tackle TWOTEF - admirable job here, Cat.
Cat - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone...but who was the craphead who 1ed me?!
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Rarely do I completely read TWOTEF parodies (ain't that a great acronym!?), but this was worthwhile all the way. I question the attempt to hide the "unbearable" rhyme against the "tiara", but that may be forgiven in my final vote.
Rick C - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still great.
2nz - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I hadn't heard of him except for those Nike ads, but this was very well-done, Cat. Great rhyme scheme and pacing throughout. My favorite would probably be the 'insane-y/Cheney' stanza.
Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I didn't watch the olympics, but this spoof paints a very amusing picture.
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I hate the Olympics, but this made me think "Bugger! I missed it! Damn!". Brilliant work, Cat.
Red Ant - April 23, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What I said above, and kudos on the rhymes, especially the 'stretched' ones, which added to the charm.
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) masterfully done, Cat (tossed around mistressly, - DKThatDudeBodeMiller, but picked up the story and a comprehensive account of it
Confission - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
poor bode. excellent parody. looks like bode read it and gave you a few 1's. poor sport
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Don't know the subject matter, but I guess that's his obit sorted already :-)
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--I'm afraid I'm a bit lost on the story line...I lived in Salt Lake City when the Olympics were there...and it was easy to get wrapped up in everything when it was surrounding me completely. I'll even admit that I developed a smoldering crush on Apollo Anton Ohno...but other than that, I haven't followed the Olympics in a really long time...

Still...this was well written...and I enjoyed reading it.
Johnny D - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Excellent job on a tough OS, Cat.
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A real "Wreck" of a parody. Nice job.
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
poomaster - April 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) He took a hard hit!
Agrimorfee - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) One of the many successful hurdles you have crossed in your parody quests...why didn't you enter this in the Ages Comp?!
Max Power - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC3 - See my comment above
Johnny D - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Still an excellent job on a tough OS, Cat!
Michael McVey - May 07, 2007 - Report this comment
In the back of my mind has always been doing one about Peter Fitzgerald, but you're right, it takes time. In any case, this was funny and yet told a story very well.
Rick C - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-W) See above.
Kristof Robertson - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3W) Masterfully constructed as always, Cat...but I guess you need to know who Bode Miller is to fully appreciate this. Nevertheless, worthy 555s
Red Ant - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-W) Ski above!
The Charnstar - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC - Great, you're still one of my favy artists here. 5-5-5
stuart mcarthur - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) see above - grrrrrrrrreat rhyming Cat - and as long as the dude can go back to the bars with the hot signorinas, all is not lost
Matthias - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I now know who this dude is, after reading this song about him, as well as a parody in Mad Magazine. Damn drunken skiers.
Mikey Squirrel - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Don't know who this guy is either, but now I do. Good job!
Grant Collins - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Great song...follows beat well

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