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Song Parodies -> "Ahoy! Famed Crew"

Original Song Title:

"A Boy Named Sue"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Ahoy! Famed Crew"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I had to cheat here, cutting out two verses, and adding a syllable (lu) So boy, named Sue me! I'm getting crazed here after all this time.
I signed on to roam for years of three
But they didn't write many lines for me
Just these old controls where I would pretend I flew
Now I don't blame Bill when he'd overact
But the meanest thing he won't retract
Was before each show, he'd steal the scenes from Su-(lu)

Well, my dressing room that I shared with Scott
Was the place where we would gripe about each plot
It seems we got no lines at each run through
McCoy would grumble and cuss at Spock
And then in Captain Kirk would walk
I tell ya, jobs aren't easy for a guy named Su-(lu)

Well, I grew up Jap and I grew up tense
My voice got strong, and I learned to fence
I'd go from trek to trek with my "Oh, my's"
But I made a vow as I took that ride
That somehow, somewhere, someday I'd
Out-act the man that steered the Enterprise

Well, it was in Number six in mid old age
And I got my ship and sat center stage
I figured I could spin-off, start anew
But was not to be, generation next
A whole new fable, great F/X
And I guess they had no place for poor old Su-(lu)

So I did guest spots for that Howard Stern
And at cartoon voices then I took my turn
And I wrote a book cause I had so much to say
And I did conventions for the gold
And I kissed off "Jim" and I stood up bold
And I said: "My name is George! Ahead I'll forge!
And I'm also gay!"

Well the news went round with a big ho-hum
And Shatner smiled and just played dumb
And Nimoy and his wife offered me a piece of his ear
And Nichelle said she knew it all along
And we partied into space and broke into song
Walter still a-looking for the "wessels" that just aren't around here

I tell you, I've had better roles
And I've acted straighter than phone poles
I've danced like a fool and done bits worse than Nanki-poo
I've played the tube and now I've lived with "Trek"
I've had me some fun and I've been in drek
I've sat there mute as a post as part of the crew

I'm a lucky man, and I sure had some fun
And I called up old Spock, and sat in the sun
And we laughed about the things we used to do
And I think about him now and then
Every time I act or put a ham in
And if I ever get put down, I think I'm gonna blame him
Bill! It's George, any lines for Su-lu, you still act lame!


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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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Johnny D - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
I am both a thespian and a Star Trek fan, and one of my favorite theater people is George Takei (Sulu), who is now the Chair of the Council of Governors of East West Players:
Stephen Harrington - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I'm giving you 5s. It looks very good and I know alittle Star Trek.
Gary Troutman - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Sue > Su (lu), pretty nice and with the spirit of the sone I think. 5's!
Rex - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
And George is reprising his role of Sulu in an upcoming episode of The New Voyages (newvoyages dot com). Walter has just finished working on an episode which will finish post-production in September. Fine writing here.
MrMacphisto - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL... great job
Bob Konigsberg - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Good one Rick! 5's
Paul Robinson - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, this was just neat, Rick. Funny & clever...and a real nice, but not saccharine tribute to a fine actor. Fine job of weaving so many of the actors/characters into the story-line, too...I'm transporting some fives up to San Jose for yah ~ ~ ~
Michael Pacholek - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Captain, sensors are picking up fives along the starboard bow.
Ravyn Rant - June 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, my. I'm literally crying with laughter. Will we ever get tired of Trek? I think not. 555, but only because that's as high as it goes. "Every time I act or put a ham in"...hee!

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