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Song Parodies -> "99 Mad Baboons"

Original Song Title:

"99 Red Balloons"

Original Performer:

Nena Hagen

Parody Song Title:

"99 Mad Baboons"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

They all sat, bored, in the zoo
Hanging with the Rhesus monkeys
Making do with old bananas
'til the zookeeper's key fell
In the hands of a primate
Open the gate, sneaking out there
Had enough humiliation
Ninety-nine mad baboons, bye-bye

Ninety-nine mad baboons
Tasting freedom, pleased as pie
Panic bells, it's red alert
PETA's proud, but no one else
Baboons disperse, live their lives
Blend in, look like hairy guys
Work, marry, families try
As ninety-nine mad baboons get by

Ninety-nine mad baboons
Feel their voices must be heard
Form a party, run for congress
Get on ballots, get lots of press
This is what they've waited for
Voters like 'em, ask for more
Put the Prez inside a cage
See ninety-nine baboons on the front page

What a strange dream I have had
I'm obsessed with mad baboons
I wake up. The campaign's done
No baboons but red has won
In the dust there sat John Kerry
And I shed a little tear
I feel like a mad baboon
Waking nightmare continues, on we go
Mason "there's no place like home" Resnick

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 18

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Jeff Reuben - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
You weren't monkeying around with this one...good job!
Johnny D - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
MasonR, you da mandrill !
huh? - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought that TOS was by Nena and that it came out in the eighties. Is this a different song?
Dan - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
What would Rhesus do? Yes, it's from the 80's - what a nit-picker!
Here's a disgusting random thought - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
"Rhesus Peanut Butter Cups"
John Barry - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Once the primatries were over, a lot of them voted in the general election. This is reminiscent of Warren Zevon's "Gorilla, You're a Deperado." Nice job.
MasonR - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Jeff Reuben, Johny D--thanks! huh? and Dan--my bad, yes it was from the 80s. But no prob, that's not really nitpicking. My kids have had lice--I KNOW about nit picking!!! random--what about Rhesus pieces? Ewww! John Barry--thanks, I know a lot of Warren Zevon's music but not that one. I'll check it out.
Left of Centre - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Five bananas from me!
Kristof Robertson - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Gloriously insane! 555
MasonR - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Left--thanks, I'm glad you found it a-peeling. Kristof--thanks, I felt like I was going bananas on this one. To the aononymous folks who gave me the lower ratings, I'd like to get your comments & suggestions.
QC79 - November 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the political twist at the end! - November 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one. Much better than the original's English translation. And I agree that Claude Prez belongs in a cage.
Artist Police - November 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Nena is not the same artist as Nina Hagen.

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