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Song Parodies -> "Opera Hater"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Opera Hater"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Opera hater
Oh could you help explain your gall
I see your opera ticket's
Worn-out
Old
Creased
And faded

Please try this opera thing
Come hear Pavarotti sing
He sings well
Though
He looks
Quite a bit inflated

(Well) Won't you come hear Verdi's Otello
The lead soprano's fat
I'll buy you a ticket
So the price is right
So come with me
Hear Otello
It's fine - a good show

You'll learn to love the show
You'll learn opera's not hell
I only wish
The words
Weren't in Italian but
That's how most opera seems
So read the subtitle screen

Opera hater
Oh could you help explain your gall
'Cause I don't understand what it is that you hate

Does opera make you cry?
To me that happens every time
I think about the tragic love stories they sing

(Well) Won't you come and hear Rigoletto
Jose Carreras' phat
I'll buy you a ticket
So the price is right
So come with me
Rigoletto
Sounds fine - and I know

You're sure to love the show
You'll learn opera's not hell
I only wish
The words
Weren't in Italian but
That's how most opera seems
At least they're upholstered seats

Opera hater
Can't you forget about your gall?
I see no reason why opera should offend you

Come on, it's show time
Hurry up, let's not fall behind
You see, it's on my dime

(Well) Let's hear La Forza del Destino
'Cause Verdi's where it's at
I'll buy you a ticket
So the price is right
And let's both have
Before the show
Some wine - so you'll know

You'll be drunk for the show
You'll learn opera's not hell
I only wish
The words
Weren't in Italian but
That's how most opera seems
So read the translation screen

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Guy - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Mama mia, thats-a some nice-ah lyrics. Why you'm no capish Italiano? Cingue, cingue, cingue.
royce miller - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Good title and idea Johnny
Johnny D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Grazie, Guy and royce.
Adagio - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Super job on this, Johnny! Are those singers using adagio directions, I wonder? I like the way you got the names of some operas in there...shows that you also appreciate good music. 5's
Paul R. - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
So Johnny, what do you have against that nice Winfrey lady, anyway? Nice work. Say, if you reviewed Opera's would that make you an "Opera Rater" ? Hmmm....I probably just gave somebody a parody idea. By the way, the pace was perfect, as usual. Even if it weren't I wouldn't jump on it without a couple extra readings to be sure. My foot is still sore from when I pulled it out of my mouth yesterday.
Johnny D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, Adagio and Paul ! And Paul - "Opera Rater" is a great parody idea - why don't you go for it ? I'd love to read it !
David Chrenko - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Bravisimo, Johnny - funny song. I was waiting for a verse about the Viking gal with the horns on her head - You know, it ain't got that swing 'til the fat lady sings.
Johnny D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
I thank you, David, and Brun Hilda thanks you, too!
Claude Prez - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Bravissimo! (That's a thing, isn't it?)
Meriadoc - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice one Johnny! (Why can I only think of clever comments for 'dirty' ones...?) :-P
Rick D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
5's JD. Add also like to add another 23 to the general pile. It was twenty-three years ago almost to the moment I am writing this that we lost John Lennon. I, for one can't believe it's been that long.
Johnny D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you Claude, Meriadoc, and Rick.
Diva - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Que Bella
Johnny D - December 20, 2003 - Report this comment
Grazie, Diva.
Red Ant - January 06, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3O) An oldie from Johnny D! I never liked opera that much until I heard "The Seduction of Claude Debussy" by Art of Noise.
Agrimorfee - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Another clever tune!
Michael McVey - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Great idea! And it gave me one: Oprah hater?--MM
tomario - January 12, 2007 - Report this comment
nice one johnny d i am an opera hater and i'm proud loved this parody. 555
bobpiecheese - January 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3O) Great work Johnny! I'm not much of a fan of opera...oh, all right, I absolutely detest opera - so I can understnad what your on about!
Stuart McArthur - January 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-o) I picked this as one of your early ones, JD, but even then you were churning out the LOL lines, and a great title sub - 555
The Charnstar - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC3 - I'm SO with bobpiecheese here... A shiver goes down my spine with the opera.. uhh... But great work, 5-5-5
Matthias - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
And let's both have, Before the show, Some wine - so you'll know, You'll be drunk for the show... That's what I was doing wrong!!! Madame Butterfly sober is the worst experiance of my life... 3 hours!!! IN CHINESE!!!! Please USHER KILL ME!!!
Kristof Robertson - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3O) Call me a philistine, but I just can't get into opera...but I CAN easily get into JD parodies, and award this an overture of 5s.
Jack Wilson - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job here, and a great Johnny Ol-D *wa wa pedal*

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