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Song Parodies -> "You're So Swell Agrimorfee"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"You're So Swell Agrimorfee"

Parody Written by:

Rick Cormier

The Lyrics

This is my tribute to Agrimorfee
(Long intro, followed by a couple of tom beats)

In a Midwest apartment
Not far from O'Hare
There sits Agrimorfee
Plucking songs from thin air
In his head, for an instant,
Flashes a glimmering thought
His hands are ready and he starts to type
And, soon the moment is caught

He's been spoofing since childhood
To songs, he listened well
He published his first parodies
At age eleven (he could have been twelve)
How unique is his handle?
A new word he did make
Artist choices range from Faith No More
To Justin Timberlake

I think you are so swell, Agrimorfee
See how well you pace, (See how well you pace), meter's all in place
"Benedict's" Rome, from your prose, fell, Agrimorfee
'Stead of "Drinkin' Beers", "hangs out too much here"

His mind is differently gifted
He's got a satiric bent
He likes the music of those witty boys,
(The) Residents
See his Prince holding court, y'all
"Street Alphabet"
There's "Bris", "Glen or Glenda"
"Li'l Red Soviet"

So I scrolled through his captions
See what I might find
He took Cobain's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" here but,
Somehow he combined
That song with Joyce's "Ulysses" and blew me away
Shakes it up just a little, does it right
Yes, I'd have to say

We think you are so swell, Agrimorfee
Not a word, you waste (Not a word you waste), you can turn a phrase
We're givin' it up "cause you're so swell, Agrimorfee
How you parodize (How you parodize) What's the next surprise?

Star Wars' R2 squealing
His Pink Floyd paeans are nice, and he says:
"To the newbie submitters here
I'll give good advice."
With "Jedi Masters" send-up,
The "Hazzards", he did tease
He grabs you and you realize
That he just can't fail to please

Some things I'll remember:
He took "The End" by the Doors
And wrote about an ass, so jack
That it rates a perfect score
In "Thanksgiving Nightmare"
There was no damn bird to cleave
You can check him out at Amiright
But you won't want to leave

(long guitar solo, fades out slowly)

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 20

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   20

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Agrimorfee - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(I'm biased, but...) 555! That was pretty freakin' swell! I live on the North side, probably closer to Midway, but fair enough!. Wish I could say that every song I've submitted paced well, but I won't argue that point, either. :)
Jeff Reuben - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Very nice, especially liked the "eleven (he could have been twelve"" line.
Rick C - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Agri, glad you liked it!

Thanks Jeff :-)
Red Ant - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
A fine tribute here, Rick. A lot of research, and I see on the latest comments that you visited a fair number of Agrimorfee's older works, which is the truest form of tribute IMHO. The line "hangs out too much here"; that's from his sig, AmIRight? 555
Rick C - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jack and yes, you're right about the "hangs out too much here" line.

I went to all of Agri's parodies that I referenced in this tribute and read them all. Some I had already rated and commented on but, others I had never seen before so, yes, I rated and commented on them as I went through.

The lines about his publishing his first parodies in sixth grade (I took the liberty of assuming he was eleven or twelve at that point, I know I was), his pseudonym and giving advice on parodies are from his autobiography on his author's page.
TJC - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent, and your name could just as easily be substituted in this winning parody/tribute.
Matthias - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Amazing tribute Rick,..... This was perfectly paced word for word... Good luck to the rest of you who want to compete
Rick C - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you TJC and Matthias

I just noticed I didn't put quotation marks on the "Star Wars' R2 squealing" line. That's from Agri's, "From the Memoirs of R2D2".
Stuart McArthur - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
wow, that was brilliant, Rick - some fantastic subs. eg. "Benedict's" Rome, from your prose, fell, Agrimorfee, and of course the full title line - this would have to be hard to beat - 555
Rick C - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you Stu. You're too kind. I think the praise should go to Matthias for his brilliant tribute contest idea though. This is an excellent way to get to know each other better.

I mean, I've always liked Agrimorfee but, I feel like I know him personally now, having paid closer attention to his bio and his work. Perhaps we should continue this kind of thing to help improve the "community"?
Agrimorfee - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
I have to admit, I feel bad now having not gone into Conqueror's parody list and not actually reading all of the parodies cited. :)
alvin rhodes - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
beautifully constructed piece...residents fan, eh ? too !
AFW - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Quite elaborate and very well done tribute job, here
Stephen Harrington - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
555, good tribute.
Michael Pacholek - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice tribute to Agri-culture, Rick. "Hotel California" is one of those Seventies story-songs that just lends itself well to parodies, but I've been stuck for a while with the word "wildebeest" -- rhymes with "kill the beast" -- and can't write a song around it. Maybe you or Agri can.
Rick C - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Agri - You can still do it now ! :-)

Thanks alvin, AFW, Stephen and MP.
Rick C - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
MP - How about this?...

Will de beest win de elf princess? :-)
Matthias - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Rick the tribute contest wasn't my idea, it was The_Conquerer's. I however put it into action.
Rick C - August 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Oops! Ok idea conq to take action Matthias! :-)
2Eagle - August 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Quite a production - 555. I also liked your parody of "If You Go Away".
Rick C - August 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you, 2Eagle. I appreciate that.
bobpiecheese - September 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Three things to say here. One: Brilliant parody Rick! I didn't know that Argri started in Year 6. Oh, well, you learn something new everyday, whether you like it or not. Second: You're right, the Tribute Contest was my idea, although I never expected it to go into action. For that you can blame everybody who voted for it in the 'Ideas For Parody Contest Contest'. And Matthias. Third: Agri, I understand how you feel. I didn't go and read the parodies I cited in my tribute to Rick. Oh, great, now I feel guilty.
The Charnstar - September 02, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) LOL! Cool... That Agrimorfee is a true hero for us all... *tear*... 5-5-5
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - September 03, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Nice tribute! :-)
Cat - September 03, 2006 - Report this comment
WOW. Excellent integration of Agri-information, and perfect pacing. What's not to love?
Arwen - September 05, 2006 - Report this comment
TRIBUTE...I can't believe I haven't commented on this! I just love it...and was blown away by it the day it posted! It might have been that I was so blown away that I couldn't think of anything wonderful to say...I'm not sure. Anyway...I'M BLOWN AWAY, Rick...this is just FABulous! Excellent job...Excellent OS choice...Agri's a lucky guy!
Agrimorfee - September 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) duh....
wannabemustangjockey - September 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I must say, this one is very impressive! It matches the OS almost perfectly (anything that isn't perfect, I may be reading wrong). Line after line is just excellent. Great job!
Chris Bodily TM - September 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A brilliant tribute to one of my favorite parody authors (who consulted me greatly when I reached the midway point of Nickelodeon Idiot). I loved the song choice and the references, and the lyrics, but my only problem was pronouncing Agrimorfee. Is the emphasis on "Ag" or "grim"? How do you pronounce it, Agri? Anyway, great job, Rick. 555 Eagles for you!
Agrimorfee - September 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Chris: Accent on the "Ag" has always been my preference. You can be extra weird and accent the "mor" or the "fee", but I don't care one way or the other. :)
Cat - September 17, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above! Brilliant subs in there, Rick!
Michael McVey - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, my, this is funny! -- MM
Jack Wilson - September 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is great! 555!
FiFi - September 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I have heard of Hotel California before, but I'm not "old" enough to actually know who the Eagles really are. But GREAT parody anyways!
Tim Mayfield - September 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I was all ready to write this off as a blatant attempt to popularize Agrimorfee until I read about two lines of it. This is brilliant!
Johnny D - September 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) An AgriMasterpiece!
bobpiecheese - September 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Exactly what I said above. I just love being a lazy bastard, don't you?
Stuart McArthur - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) yes this is a wonderful effort Rick, as I said above, and I also liked "differently gifted"
Kristof Robertson - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) One day I'll actually ask Agri what his name means. Until then, these fives for his tribute will have to suffice.
Jeff Reuben - September 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent tribure, see above!
Rick C - September 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you to everyone who commented here. Your words mean a whole lot more than those dots above (although, those are nice too). :-)

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