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Song Parodies -> "(Telemarketers) Get You Hangin' Up The Phone"

Original Song Title:

"Twilight Zone"

Original Performer:

Golden Earring

Parody Song Title:

"(Telemarketers) Get You Hangin' Up The Phone"

Parody Written by:

Phil Nelson

The Lyrics

(Spoken)
Somewhere in your apartment the phone rings
There's a guy trying to sell you lousy vaccuums.
And you're eating dinner now. It's 6 p.m.

It's 6 p.m.
The fear is there
The phone is now ringin'
Yeah, they don't care
Maybe you've gotten tired of picking up the phone
So they'll leave a message
They know you're at home
That you'll hear their sales pitch
Every time, you groan
They block caller id, ignore the do not call list

They are livin' in the twilight zone
Sellin' you insurance
Tying up your phone
Sending junk faxes
Lots of junk email
Who buys their stuff now?
I know their ship has sailed
Yeah, telemarketers
Get you hangin' up the phone
Yeah, telemarketers
Get you hangin' up the phone

When will they end it?
Yeah, that is unknown
Hate hearing the delay on the phone
Then I disconnect 'em
Before they're insisting

This really gets old quick
Want some peace of mind
I don't want them on the line
Yeah, when they call
They know damn well
Most won't buy a case of pine sol

They are livin' in the twilight zone
Sellin' you insurance
Tying up your phone
Sending junk faxes
Lots of junk email
Who buys their stuff now?
I know their ship has sailed
Yeah, telemarketers
Get you hangin' up the phone
Yeah, telemarketers
Get you hangin' up the phone

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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martha - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
fabulous Phil we can all identify with this one!
Serafina - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job;I enjoyed every line of it! You are so right about the telemarketers; they are so annoying! This one gets a 5-5-5 from me.
MrMacphisto - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL
Mr. X - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job man. 5-5-5!
Jeff Reuben - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty good song
Agrimorfee - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Especially good was the spoken intro.
Rick D - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Allow me to be the first to vote on this. Preaching to the choir
Paul Robinson - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC "T") - DKTOS, but I'm trusting Rick on pace here and giving you 5's across. Very good...and so very true as well...
Phil Nelson - October 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the comments.
Agrimorfee - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Another oldie but goodie.
John Lomain - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but I can relate. Have the telemarketers call 555.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
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Guy - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS but I really like parody about phone jerks. (I've done several myself). A good read. By the way solicitors, don't call me, I'm on the do not call list. Well done.
Arwen - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
ABCs...DKTOS...but I really really really hate telemarketers!
Jared - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Only KPOTOS (Know Part Of The Original Song), so muddled through the rest. But still, good luck in the contest, 5's
Jeff Reuben - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the original, one of my favorites. Loved your new version as well!
Peregrin - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I love TOS, but I am wondering if there was short and a long version? IIf so, I must have the long one, cos there are lots more verses in it. I had some trouble with pacing, even before I ran out of words, but I still thought it was very funny.
Phil Alexander - October 22, 2004 - Report this comment
:-) ...shame there ain't an "on-the-phone" smiley
Johnny D - October 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) When you wrote this, you were obviously "in the zone"!
Meriadoc - October 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Very good. And note to Pip: the only longer part I remember is all the S&M girls in the video dancing...maybe you were distracted...? ;-)
2nz - October 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm part of the general concensus 'round here that telemarketers are bad. Which means I think this is a very good parody.

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