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Song Parodies -> "‘Ben’"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Michael Jackson

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

“Ben”: We’ve had two; why do we need more?
Especially when the third’s a bore.
Why’d anyone try to clone
two classics with this drone?
Go to view it, you’ll see:
There was no need for three
(it’s bombing shamefully).

“Ben” is like nearly all remake fare
(remake fare):
Inferior—one as good is rare
(very rare!).
The worst turkey of this kind—
were they out of their mind?!—
it was the biggest “D’oh!”
The remake of “Psycho”
the worst of all did blow.

First “Ben” they’d see silently.
run time: 2:23.
Then in ’59 we’d see
Heston hector grandly.

“Ben”: ben [sic] there, done that; there is no way
the third take has anything to say.
Mostly CGI, the view,
a mostly no-name crew…
Morgan Freeman did lend
his name to this take on “Ben.”
for “Ben”?
Dead end.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Rob Arndt - August 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Where you Ben, JAB? 555!
Callmelennie - August 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I hear there's an even worse sequel in the planning, where Ben Hur is an EOD technician who serves three tours in Iraq and then returns home to discover his mother and sister have become lepers. They're gonna call it The Ben Hurt Locker. ... un-freaking-believable!!!
Patrick - August 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I saw the preview and it did indeed look like a CGI chariot race. Just think of all those poor Italians technology has put out of work. It's not nice to mess with the classics.

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