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Song Parodies -> "Simple Arrest"

Original Song Title:

"Simply The Best"

Original Performer:

Tina Turner

Parody Song Title:

"Simple Arrest"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

M&P don't get to do many current news parodies - the back and forth of team writing tends to rule them out, time-wise. Luckily the bozo that is the subject of the parody below committed his indiscretion just after last parody submissions closed on the weekend, giving us two whole days! Thank you Mr Quest.

A link to Quest's blunder can be found here > I've been a bad, bad boy

A low-bitrate mp3 of the song can be found here.
I tell you, it won’t do, I can’t aspire
Journ’list to be, whose world’s now highly mired
Hmm! On net, I see
Story promising intrigue

Had he, a night time of wanderin’ in unfoldin’ scene
He arrang-ed his nuts lassoed somewhat extreme
Then, in act prolonged
Tied to neck and pulled them strong, baby

A simple arrest, fettered was Richard Quest
Volunteered (slightly dumb): “Pockets I have, full of meth”
And stuck in his shoe! A sex toy - so absurd I’d say
In Central Park - baby, good way to end up dead...

Wasn’t smart to go to park the other night, I’m here to say
They denied, did the cops, yeah they quashed display
Just as long as you’re squeezing your charms
Cries of glee will point out your disgrace

And at C N N, Ex-ecs had heart arrest
Could have been so much worse, coulda been wearing a dress
So, the muck-raking starts, this parody, it’s words convey
Though, back in Old Dart, you know, he’ll make front page, big spread

A crime, it turned into, his morning-night stroll
Was he looking out for the public, to ‘poll’?
“I’m a re-al-ly decent guy on the whole”
Judge, maybe, ain’t so sure...

Since your arrest (you!)
Bet you’ve been really stressed
Bet it got better when, sentencing you did get
Ooh, a counselling start
They’ll hang on every word you say
Rope tricks, don’t impart, if you know
Baby, you wanna get ahead
Oooh, Richard Quest!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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 5   12

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Red Ant - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Great jump on this news story, Merry and Pippin. I don't think the rope and sex toy details were mentioned in the first story I read. I was going to try to do "There's some meth in my pocket" to the traditional "There's a hole in my bucket": fortunately I don't have to now. Fav line: "Was he looking out for the public, to ‘poll’?" lol. 5s.
alvin - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
nice bit o' bashin' on a worthy target
AFW - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Sounds like Richard got himself into a real meth...fine job and fast up on this
mandamoo - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Dick was on a quest...? The story gave me a giggle when I first read it - excellent parody fodder. Superb job !!!
critique - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Simply the BEST parody I've read in a looong time. Congrats!
Below Average Dave - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Very well done M&P, and I hadn't heard this OS in quite awhile, creative and unique as always!
Guy - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Now that's an exit poll. I'm pretty sure the police had him exit right after he polled. This could not have happened to a nicer network. Brilliant as usual you two funny people. This parody fit the OS extremely well. They don't always go that way and the brilliance of you two made that happen. Well hung - er - I mean done.

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