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Song Parodies -> "Dustin Hoffman"

Original Song Title:

"Dust In The Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Kansas

Parody Song Title:

"Dustin Hoffman"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

"Neverland"

"Confidence" and "Tootsie"
"Lenny"
"Dick Tracy"

"Wag the Dog"

"Ishtar"
"Sleepers"
"Billy Bathgate"
"Mad City"

Dustin Hoffman
All are films with Dustin Hoffman


"Agatha"

"A Wish For Wings That Work"
and
"Terror In The Aisles"

"Papillon"

"The Graduate"
"Straw Dogs"
"Outbreak"
and
"Moonlight Mile"

Dustin Hoffman
All are films with Dustin Hoffman


( instrumental )


(now - ) "Joan of Arc"

"Kramer vs. Kramer"
"Hook"
"Little Big Man"

And
"Star Wagon"

And
"Midnight Cowboy"
"John and Mary" and "Rain Man"

Dustin Hoffman
(All are films with Dustin Hoffman)
All are films with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(Everything with Dustin Hoffman)
Everything with Dustin Hoffman

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 0
 0
 
 2   0
 0
 0
 
 3   0
 0
 0
 
 4   0
 0
 0
 
 5   3
 3
 3
 

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Leah Lockhart - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
I was skeptical at first because I couldn't remember exactly how the sond went. But I listened to the recording.... if I could give you s 6 for pacing, I would, not because its exact but you managed to fit a tricly theme. This is great. 5's
Johnny D - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, Leah. What I personally found most challenging was arranging Dustin's movie-names not only so the pacing worked but also so the parody's verses would rhyme....fortunately he's made so many movies, there's a lot of material to work with.
The Great Karlando - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Yeah....5's....yeah definitely fives...gonna watch Wapner, got to K-Mart...yeah 5's.....
Rain Man - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Gotta watch Wapner.....I'm a very good driver.....
Johnny D - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, The Great Karlando !
Michael Pacholek - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Reminds me of the Christopher Walken song "These are a few of his 93 parts." Except that Hoffman really is a good actor, while Walken looks like he took that advice Hoffman got in "The Graduate," because his acting really looks plastic.
Johnny D - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, MP.
Tim Hall - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
As Benjamin would ask Mrs. Robinson: "Are you trying to write a parody of Dustin Hoffman?" You did, and did a fabulous job. I also remember Ratso Rizzo calling Jon Voight's character a dumb f*****g cowboy in New York.
Johnny D - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Tim ! And remember - PLASTICS.
Jude Rodamer - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
The attempt was, I grant you, a valiant one...but it's really off the mark. This is especially true of the beginning. Dust in the Wind is one of my favorite songs. I had to go and find the real lyrics and TRY to match things up...I tried but you failed. Great idea...to try and find a song where you can list all the movies of a famous actor..problem was..you picked the wrong song
Johnny D - December 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for your in-depth comment, Jude. Your opinion is noted. The pacing of the selected movie-name syllables matches the lyrics of Dust In The Wind not perfectly, but definitely " Lots ", as the rating scale indicates. Your comment proves a point that I occasionally make in my own commentary - no two people experience pacing exactly the same way for the same song - pacing depends on a person's own sense of rhythm, and that is a very individual thing that differs from person to person. You concluded that I picked the wrong song. I concluded that I picked the right song. You and I hear pacing differently - that's all - I am flattered that you took the time to read my parody and then actually do some research into the original lyrics of Dust In The Wind in order to analyze my parody more thoroughly. You didn't have to bother to do all that, and you didn't have to bother to explain your feelings to me - but you did, and I appreciate that very much. Thanks again, and happy holidays!
Adagio - December 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Good point, Johnny...something I hadn't thought of ' no two people experience pacing exactly the same way for the same song - pacing depends on a person's own sense of rhythm, and that is a very individual thing that differs from person to person....'
Jude Rodamer - December 25, 2003 - Report this comment
John, Your parody really intrigued me...so much so, I went and did my own. I'm so glad that we see things differently. If we all saw parody writing the same way it would never advance. I'm really intrigued by the concept though...kind of a Twelve Days of Christmas/My Favorite Things kind of idea...the idea of listing things. I hope to do one in future...and I don't think I would have thought of it without seeing yours first. I've also gone back and checked the pacing by going over your song with William Tong's instrumental version running. I agree with you...it's not the pacing...the pacing is fine. My parody is called I'm Double-Chinned, please check it out...I'm looking forward to your comments. I'm not that pleased with my effort...I'm really looking for your comments to see where I can fix it.
Johnny D - December 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, Jude. I would like to read and comment on your parody "I'm Double-Chinned" - but is it posted yet? I didn't see it posted under your name. If I can find it, I will indeed check it out.
Meriadoc - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) This is really 'goofey' - but I like goofey! Good job!
Johnny D - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Meriadoc!
Agrimorfee - May 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Goofy indeed! I wonder if you did mange to pop in his enitre filmography in there? High points for sheer simplicity.
Johnny D - May 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Agri! I got a lot, but not all, of DH's filmography into this one.
Peregrin - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I had a hard time getting started Johnny D, but once I was I enjoyed it, this song deserves more votes!
Johnny D - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, Peregrin. The pacing and rhyming really do work, although I admit you are quite correct, it takes some initial effort to get one's reading of it synchronized.
neminem - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow. That was awesome. I had no problem finding the correct rhyme for this one... you get 5s without a doubt. I also thank you because my dad was talking about this song and told me to go download it a while ago, and I never did and then forgot the name of the song. Good song.
Johnny D - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you very much, neminem.
Robert J. Pagliaro - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Proof of your talent - creative, clever, different. Skimmed the comments - my feeling is that fudging words or altering the pacing can be part of the parody work. The satiric value would be noted and appreciated in an audio version, but could be lost in the written work. I'll also admit to missing the pacing at first. But once you fit it in (and it does work), it actually adds to the overall parody - the (once too overplayed) song is parodied by the change in stress. I have no problem with pacing modifications provided they are consistent throughout the work.
Jeff Reuben - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought this was very creative. Didn't know Hoffman was in Terror in the Aisles (or just didn't remember). Not the funniest of the D parodies, but very clever work.
Johnny D - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Robert J.: Thanks - I'm delighted that you noticed the humorous effect that occurs when the movie titles' syllables are fit into the original song's pacing - to my ears, it mocks the original song's overwrought emotionalism.

Jeff: Thanks....I was trying for "And now for something completely different" here.
martha - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS ... but what an off the wall idea for a lyric!!
Spaff.com - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Now whenever I hear the original, I'll think "Dust-in Hoff-minn." Which is a good thing. This is a helluva a concept piece, Johnny Dangle. It's increasingly clear to me that you have Obsessive Creativity Disorder.
Johnny D - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Martha and Mighty Spaff. And Spaff (sorry, you get only 1 "Mighty" per comment - no offense, but I have to save pixels, ya know), thank you for your pseudo-diagnosis . . . I think that's a widespread condition here on Amiright, and I daresay you've got more than a touch of it yourself!
Green Bloodied Hound Dogs - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I Like This Song.

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