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Song Parodies -> "Major Bomb (Ishtar)"

Original Song Title:

"Major Tom"

Original Performer:

Peter Schilling

Parody Song Title:

"Major Bomb (Ishtar)"

Parody Written by:

Brian Kelly

The Lyrics

Standing in the desert,
the crew is filming.
This will be a hit.
Are you sure?
The crew is not convinced,
but the producers
have a lame excuse:
"It's too late now,
the filming's done."

Watching in a trance,
critics are certain.
Nothing good to watch,
all is hurting.
Trying to relax
out in a theater,
"Give me a barf bag!"
says Gene Shalit.
Reviews come in.

This movie sucks!

Awful writing
Stupid concept
Script is weightless
Jokes are, jokes are lame.

Dustin Hoffman plays
a lame musician.
He goes to the desert
with Warren Beatty.
They try to jumpstart
their lousy career
and get involved with spies.
That is the plot
at least I think.

Two weeks later on,
we're still in the red.
Ticket prices down.
Still no business.
It's a major bomb,
but Gene and Roger
went to see it and
give it a try.
Here's their reply:

Two thumbs way down!

Awful acting
Bad direction
How did this film
ever reach the screen?

Just a few weeks more
a final showing.
They try one more time
then nothing more.

Ten years later on
the world won't watch it.
won't even touch it.
No one understands
why they made it.
Warren Beatty knows
it was a mistake.
That's his heartache.

Awful writing
Stupid concept
Script is weightless
Jokes are lame.

Awful acting
Bad direction
How did this film
ever reach the screen?

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