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Song Parodies -> "Like a HedgeHog"

Original Song Title:

"Like a Virgin"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Like a HedgeHog"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

I just learned last night that hedgehogs perform an unusual act called "Self-Anointing". First they froth at the mouth, then they arch their heads back over their shoulders and deposit the frothy saliva onto their quills. This behavior is triggered by pungent smells and new tastes. The exact purpose of anointing is unknown. When the animal comes across a new scent, it will lick and bite the source and then form a scented froth in its mouth and paste it on its spines with its tongue. It is not known what the specific purpose of this ritual is, but some experts believe anointing camouflages the hedgehog with the new scent of the area and provide a possible poison or source of infection to any predator that gets poked by their spines. Or maybe they just want to become repellant.

They're tiny balls of prickliness
God sure has made them cute
Unlike televangelists
That will take your loot

They're good pets, ask a vet
But the quills, of Falwell are brute(1)
When he self-anoints
Yeah, he self-anoints
Spiny his suit


Like a hedgehog
Froths on his very own spine
Like a hedgehog
With his gold watch
Keepin' time


Seven hundred is "the club", yeah
"Global Warming" bothers Pat(2)
A "Religious Broadcaster"(3)
If you could call him that

He's a fraud, before God
Talking strong, yeah he speaks to bold
Oh he self-anoints
Yeah, he self anoints
With a thing for gold(4)


Like a hedgehog
Froths on his very own spine
Like a hedgehog
Makes his bald head
Really shine


Oooh, oooh, oooh

Froth for spines both these swine
They'll be brutes till the end of time
cause they self-anoint
Yeah, they self-anoint
We've something to chide


Like a hedgehog
Froth on their very own spines
Like a hedgehog
With their gold digs
Do you mind?


Like a hedgehog, ooh, ooh
Like a hedgehog
Froth coating their spines
When they wax on, on the pulpit, with emotion

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, Jerry
Do you care to donate
In their political plate?

(1) In 1984, he was forced to pay gay activist Jerry Sloan $5,000 after losing a court battle. During a TV debate in Sacramento, California, Falwell denied calling the gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Churches "brute beasts" and "a vile and Satanic system" that will "one day be utterly annihilated and there will be a celebration in heaven."
(2) "But I tell you stay in doors ladies and gentleman. Stay cool. Get fans or whatever. And the poor, they need emergency fans and ice to cool down — the number of people dead. I have not been one who believed in the global warming. But I tell you, they are making a convert out of me as these blistering summers.
(3) During his presidential run he threatened to sue NBC news for calling him a "television evangelist", which later became "televangelist", at a time when Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker were objects of scandal. He insisted upon being called a "religious broadcaster".
(4) Robertson was criticized for failing to mention in his broadcasts his $8,000,000 (USD) investment in a Liberian gold mine. Charles Taylor had been indicted by the United Nations for war crimes at the time of Robertson's support.

~~~ pic's of self-annointing hedgehogs ~~~~

~~~ Madonna's "Like a Virgin" Video ~~~~

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alvin rhodes - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
great analogy
John Barry - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
What Alvin said, and amen, brother!
TJC - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
I know a quillity parody when I see it and this one had me foaming at the mouth!
Yahoo - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
I'd rather elect a real hedgehog president.
Yoidy - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Very apropos. All these hedgehogs are getting fatter, and we're getting stuck with their quils.
Jason - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
This is EXCELLENT!!!!!!! I wish I could vote 666 but i have to give you 555 instead! My little cuddly toy hedgehog (his name is Freddie) simply adores this! I think this is a prime candidate for Song Of The Month. Superb, Well done indeed.
Stuart McArthur - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
gee, a very ambitious and biting parody, Lionel, with the target clear in your sights - 555

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