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Song Parodies -> "Shempted"

Original Song Title:

"Tempted"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Squeeze

Parody Song Title:

"Shempted"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics

I'm a total Shemp fan, but when I thought of the chorus for this I couldn't help myself.
I bought a ticket, some popcorn
A hot dog from a cage
A pickle, some peanuts
A large Orange-Ade
I told my little brother
Now we've really got it made

Past the usher and the bathrooms
And down to the front row
The light from the projector
Time to start the show
The Stooges, Three Stooges
But we suddenly
Knew it would blow

Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on and then we discovered
Nothing's going on
Now that Curly's gone
There's another
Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on, we shouldn't have bothered

I'm at the drive-in, the snack bar
The playground and the swings
People keep on flashing
Their headlights at the screen
They wanna see the Stooges
And they're starting to get mean

In the movie, empty noggins
Skulls without a brain
Larry swings a hammer
Moe recoils in pain
The people, getting restless
They've found, to their disdain

Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on and then they discovered
Nothing's going on
Now that Curly's gone
There's another
Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on, they shouldn't have bothered

I bought the comics, home movies
A fortune down the drain
But it's not the money
That's driving me insane
My little brother told me
I've got Curly on the brain

Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on and then I discovered
Nothing's going on
Now that Curly's gone
There's another
Shemp replaced his funnier brother
Shemp came on, I shouldn't have bothered

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Old Man Ribber - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Porfle - Good parody. Sometimes a writer has to do what a writer has to do. If you like Shemp, may I recommend some Youtube clips from two Olsen and Johnson movies (Hellzapoppin and Crazy House) which feature Shemp. ;D
Wendy Christopher - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Well I learned something new today - I never even heard of Shemp! Another great parody, Porfle - even if you had to channel your Dark Side to write it ;^) Well worth a 555.
Porfle Popnecker - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments! OMR, I'll check those out. Wendy, after Curly came Shemp, Joe Besser, and Curly-Joe DeRita. The Stooges have a rich and fascinating history. Shemp was actually a Stooge before Curly, left the act right before they started making their famous Columbia shorts, and returned after Curly's stroke.

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