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Song Parodies -> "Ken Jennings Started The Fire"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start The Fire"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Ken Jennings Started The Fire"

Parody Written by:

Jay Jianoran

The Lyrics

The following song is about Ken Jennings and other contestants from Jeopardy and Mob Members from 1 vs. 100
(Jeopardy 2002 Theme by Steve Kaplan)

Johnny Gilbert: This is Jeopardy, Now Introducing Today's Contestants

(Fades into We Didn't Start The Fire)

Jerry Harvey (Ep. 4558), Chad Kaihe (Ep. 4559), Neil Thom (Ep. 4660), Josh Hornik (Ep. 4661),
Corey Halgren (Ep. 4662), Kevin Stanley (Ep. 4663), Laura Adomunas (Ep. 4564),

Al Arsenault (Ep. 4565), Joe Riley (Ep. 4566), David Steinhardt (Ep. 4567), Josh Thorpe (Ep. 4568)
Steve DiGiulio (Ep. 4569), Brett Bradigan (Ep. 4670), And the Host of WKAR's Quizbusters (Matt Ottinger, Ep. 4671)

Rick Faulkner (Ep. 4672), Sarah Jane Woodall (Ep. 4673), Bryan Givens (Ep. 4674)
Michael Cudahy (Ep. 4675), Michael Magdalena (Ep. 4676), and Alan Paul (Ep. 4677)

Ryan McClarren (Ep. 4678), Chris Mason (Ep. 4679), Mary Ann Eitler lost to Ken (Ep. 4680)
Lucinda Sabino (Ep. 4681), Tom Aquino (Ep. 4682), Michael Vance goodbye (Ep. 4683)

Ken Jennings started the fire
He Broke the Bank
Since June second
Ken Jennings started the fire
We need to go to
Host (Voiced by Michael Benyaer From an episode of Robot Chicken called the Deep End): One Million Mr. Mighty Joe Dollars!

Leonard Koss (Ep. 4584), Darcy Vernier (Ep. 4585), Rich Karrol (Ep. 4586)
Max Corrick, Irene Lawrence lost and made that a million. (Ep. 4587)

Darcy Smith (Ep. 4588), Tom Vanderloo (Ep. 4589), Frank McNeil (Ep. 4590), Tim Crockett (Ep. 4591)
Christopher Mensel (Ep. 4592), Art Borgemenke (Ep. 4593)

Michael Jaeger, Denele Hamada (Ep. 4594), Kristine O'Connell-McCoy
Sarah Mulloy (Ep. 4595), Summer Reruns, from July 26th to September 3rd

J.D. Smith (Ep. 4596), Rich Hartz (Ep. 4597), Laura Gustafson (Ep. 4598), Todd Perkins (Ep. 4599)
Bill Scheller (Ep. 4600), MadTV Skit, with Jordan (Peele) and Bobby (Lee) as opponents!

Ken Jennings started the Fire
going for $1.5 Million Dollars
In Cold Hard Cash
Ken Jennings thinks his answers
But he receives the questions
and gets it right.

Dana Doland (Ep. 4601), Robert Quinn (Ep. 4602), David Fishbach (Ep. 4603),
Greg Taylor (Ep. 4605), Jeff Suchard (Ep. 4616), Jay Wolman (Ep. 4617)

Bill Carter (Ep. 4618), Jennifer Lord (Ep. 4619), Al Lindke (Ep. 4620)
Tristan Mabry (Ep. 4621), Marcy Palino (Ep. 4622), Larry Bellinger (Ep. 4623)

Graham House (Ep. 4624), Josh Rosenfeld (Ep. 4625), Nathan Gordon (Ep. 4631), Jeff Matthews (Ep. 4632)
Adam Villani (Ep. 4633), Bob Joseph (Ep. 4634), Brian Shipley (Ep. 4635) is a no-go

Lisa Ellis (Ep. 4636), Rob Perry (Ep. 4637), Jerry Taggart (Ep. 4638) and Elizabeth Costello (Ep. 4639)
Leo Wolpert (Ep. 4640), Robert Kirkpatrick (Ep. 4641), Dave Oosterhuis (Ep. 4642)

Ken Jennings Started the Fire
He's up to $2.3 Million
in Cold Hard Cash
Ken Jennings Started Fire
No he didn't lose
But he's almost done (in Jeopardy!)

Dan Ford, Lisa Buckhout (Ep. 4653), Thanksgiving Episode against Whitney Donaghy and Philip Graves (Ep. 4654)

Sanda Kurtz, Andrew Smith (Ep. 4655), Alex Trebek (Host of Jeopardy)
Kathi Fry, Rob Kimbro (Ep. 4656), Nancy Zerg beated Ken (Ep. 4657)

Can You Beat Ken? Board Game, UTOC (Ultimate Tournament Of Champions), Jerome Vered and Brad Rutter joins Ken
Brad Rutter beated Ken and Jerome! (Ep. 4783), what else do I have to say?

Ken Jennings Started The Fire
Endemol Staff was ready
And the crew are joining.
Ken Jennings still has the money
with over $3 Million
He Joined 1 vs. 100

Bob Saget (Host of 1 Vs. 100), Brian DeCato (NY Bling Dodgeball Star), Mark Landry #38
Cristina Nardozzi (Miss MA USA 2005), John Carpenter, Nancy Christy, Kevin Olmstead (Million Dollar Winners on WWTBAM?, John Carpenter was the First)
Meghan Markle (Deal or No Deal Model), Eric Ricco, L.A. Clippers Dance Team
Jennifer Fairbanks (Miss Hawaii USA 2005), Christine Tarbet (Ep 1-2, 1 Vs. 100)

Aaron Shanderlin lost $35K to 49 Mob Members
Bill Billion, Zach Mannon, Julie N. David, and Lindsay Douglas (Miss Kansas USA 2002)
Ellen Chapman (Miss California USA 2004), Kristin Berset (Miss Florida USA 2004)
Tamiko Nash (Miss California USA 2006), I Can't Take it Anymore.

Ken Jennings Ended the Streak
It was always been over
he has $3,023,414.28
Ken Jennings Stopped the Game
It's all over for now
And turn off the lights

Don Meredith: Turn out the Lights the party's over.

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Pacing: 2.8
How Funny: 3.5
Overall Rating: 2.8

Total Votes: 6

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The Parody Police - October 23, 2006 - Report this comment
CRIMINAL PACING! Do you realize the pacing in your work has to match EXACTLY the original song? Or did you just not care? I will warn you that if you EVER write something like this again, you will be locked up, shackled, and the key thrown away.
Red Ant - October 24, 2006 - Report this comment
All of the parenthetical episode notation makes this very hard to judge the pacing. I applaud you for putting all of this in show order (that must have taken a lot of research) but as it stands now you have something that is pretty much unreadable in a manner that flows. Even fixing that, the choruses are seriously off-paced, and a list of names that don't mean anything to anyone except die-hard Jeopardy trivia fans isn't too interesting. Sorry, no vote.
Jay Jianoran - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
I Hope we could have gone for on the list from the 1 vs. 100 Mob, Kristina Berset (Miss Florida USA 2004), Angelique Breux (Miss California 1999), Lauren Shiohama (DonD Model), Marisa Petroro (DonD Model), Dana Willard (Episode 1)
Jason - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
The layout of this makes me laugh my socks off, not the content in this parody! How can anyone expect to read it with all that bracketed notation!?!
Agrimorfee - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
List songs suck.
Jason - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Why is that? The original song is pretty good!
Agrimorfee - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Jason--In general, it shows the laziness of the writer not trying to imbue a real sense of context or emotional meaning in the lyrics. Sure it's fun to chant along with Billy, and its admirable how he got those items to rhyme, but in the long run it's ultimately a pointless song.
Banjackson - September 02, 2008 - Report this comment
TERRIBLE. You can't even make lulz appear out of this garbage. Jay Jianoran is made of FAIL.
Larry Bellinger - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Ha! This is probably the first time I was ever part of ANY song!

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