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Song Parodies -> "The Greatest Flubs of All"

Original Song Title:

"The Greatest Love of All"

Original Performer:

Whitney Houston

Parody Song Title:

"The Greatest Flubs of All"

Parody Written by:

Doug Baseball

The Lyrics

I don't have dime for many of these, I might not do an more, or only a few. But, I belted out this title back in the mid-'80s when I messed up bad at a video game, and thought it would make a funny parody. Funny part is, many of the mistakes have actually happened, including the parent officre worker in the 1890s (I rounded up to 1900 so it would fit) who said that everything that would be invented had been, and they should close the patent office down!
I remember being a car dealer,
Saying Edsels would sell out so fast.
Then by 1960 we’d have cars that fly.
Much Enron stock I’d buy,
I thought that VHS
Would get beat by Beta
When recording off the TV.

1900 in the patent office
I thought we should close the whole place down.
Didn’t think anyone would have the need.
I thought Limburger Cheese
And Cabbage Cereal would please.

I’ve messed up since long ago,
Really could trip right over my shadow.
When the Ti-
tanic set sail,
I bet the farm it would not fail.
My Roseanne singing tapes fell flat,
No one bought my hot tub for a cat.

I’ve found the greatest
Flubs of all are happening to me.
I’ve made the greatest
Flubs of the last century.
The greatest flubs of all
Can tax your sanity.
So I sit back and laugh
At those greatest flubs of all.

I got a nice miniature poodle
Thought he’d make a really good watchdog
for my nifty swampland down in Florida.
I’ve poked a hole in a
real priceless work of art.
Said giving up pitching
Was a mistake for Ba-abe Ruth.

I’ve messed up since long ago
Brought the O’Leary’s cow to Chicago.
If I man-
age to succeed,
That hot place down below will freeze.
I’d make ice cream with lima beans
I’ve tried to sell ketchup that was green.

I’ve found the greatest
Flubs of all are happening to me.
I’ve made the greatest
Flubs of the last century.
The greatest flubs of all
Can tax your sanity.
So I sit back and laugh
At those greatest flubs of all.

And if by chance you mess up bad
at what your dreaming of.
You don’t have to feel so sad
It’s just one more fluuuuuuuuub!
Sorry if I didn't get the tune exactly right, I can't get the flow when listening to a real song, and am always off rythym it seems. I struggled with some of these, and almost just copied the first stanza like int he Original Song, but finally come up with some without using any cliches other than the swampland in Florida, which just seemd to fit so well. Weird Al's "Dare To Be Stupid" is along a similar vein but uses a lot of those cliches (sell your win before it's time, let bedbugs bite, etc.) and I wanted to use real stuff.

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Tim Hall - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Great historical trip!
alvin - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
nicely covered
Doug - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks; though I forgot about "New Coke" til after (I wanted to do one recent one for this site), but, oh well, just one mroe flub, right? :-)

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