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Song Parodies -> "Ted Baxter"

Original Song Title:

"Master of Puppets"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Metallica

Parody Song Title:

"Ted Baxter"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

When I saw that "Mel's Diner" had been done to the tune of "Tom's Diner," I wanted to do a parody about Lou Grant, but I couldn't find a song whose title rhymed with "Grant." I therefore give you this parody about another MTM character.
Will it snow today? Or will it rain?
I know Lou Grant's your employer
Need cue cards? I fear they will fire you
WJN's so much fun

I watch you on TV
Facts are all you need
You're dedicated to
Screwing up the news

Come give me laughter
Your name's Ted Baxter
And Mary Richards
Knows you, Ted Baxter
Baxter!!

Baxter the newsman, I think you're insane
I've had nightmares of you in my dreams
Fired by me, Lou Grant, I'm grumpy
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!

Tweedle-Dumb remains trapped in your body
You smell like you rank some beer-eer
Baxter, you give me lots of misery
And you're worse than Mary Richards

I watch you on TV
Facts are all you need
You're dedicated to
Screwing up the news

Come give me laughter
Your name's Ted Baxter
And Mary Richards
Knows you, Ted Baxter
Baxter!!

Baxter the newsman, I think you're insane
I've had nightmares of you in my dreams
Fired by me, Lou Grant, I'm grumpy
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!

Baxter, Baxter, Where's the news that I've been after?
Baxter, Baxter, You're stupid in my eyes
Laughter, Laughter, audience replies with laughter
Laughter, Laughter, laughing at your lies

Lou Grant may be fat, but you are not phat
Sure to be replaced next season
Never will I see retirement day
Now your job is out of season
I will go bye-bye
Your job here will die
Ted I'm sick of you!
Mary's fired, too!

Come give me laughter
Your name's Ted Baxter
And Mary Richards
Knows you, Ted Baxter
Baxter!!

Baxter the newsman, I think you're insane
I've had nightmares of you in my dreams
Fired by me, Lou Grant, I'm grumpy
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!
Just call my name, and you'll hear me scream
Baxter!!
Baxter!!

Ha ha ha ha!

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