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Song Parodies -> "Into the Great Wide Oprah"

Original Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Open"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"Into the Great Wide Oprah"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/chopra.html
They head to the studio, primed to drool.
She is Chicago-based, fighting fat food,
And her weight is proportional to her mood.
They swoon for the wide Oprah.

One day she gave away cars, but not from Ford--
Free Pontiacs made her audience hearts' soar.
Some of them fainted and dropped straight to the floor.
Her guile has no limit.

Into the great wide Oprah,
Under her guise they swoon.
They jump so high for Oprah--
They revel without a clue.

She gave cracker wacko Dr. Phil his start.
She'd go to restaurants and order à la carte.
She'd get hungry and so she'd load up on tarts,
Her size had no limit.

She'd give marrieds advice, though she was single
They would listen to her drivel and tingle.
And in her filled till the millions would jingle.
She scammed 'em like Deepak Chopra.

Into the great wide Oprah,
Under her spell they swoon.
They jump so high for Oprah--
They revel without a clue.

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Dee Range - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
LMAO!! Great stuff, John
AFW - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
A funny promising title, and the promise is fulfilled..fives
alvin rhodes - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
title of the day....5s
Kristof Robertson - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Barry does sarcasm! Loved it, John...555
Tim Hall - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This site needs more Oprah parodies. Great job!
John Barry - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Many thanks, Dee, AFW, Alvin, Kristof, Tim.
Michael Pacholek - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Oprah gave Dr. Phil his start. And Babe Ruth struck out. She's in good company, despite that mistake.
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
You go, girlfriend!....er, I mean John A. Barry (but starting the ignition on Dr Phil really was unforgiveable) - 555
Rick D - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
John, Paul Robinson is coming up for a visit in 2 weeks and will visit Espresso with us. He asked about you and wondered if you could make it. (He hinted that he'd like to see you try to perform) PM us if you think you want to come.
Dominic L. - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody! Funny, great pacing, and the rhymes were right on the nose with the original (If that made sense).... The weird thing is, Dr. Phil was on TV as I read this.... Good job!
Rick C - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Masterful! Loved the "revel without a clue" line....555

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