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Song Parodies -> "Free Parking"

Original Song Title:

"Free Falling"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Free Parking"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

She's a thimble, owns some houses
Owns hotels, and utilities too
She's a thimble, crazy bout cannons
Loves horses, and the race car too!
It's a long day, renting and leasing
There's a railway, running through the board
And I'm a bad boy, cause I rolled three straight doubles
I'm a bad boy, so I can't pass go
I need Free! Free Parking!
Yeah, it's Free! Free Parking!
All the pieces, moving round the gameboard
Move west, down, Pacific Avenue
And all the bad boys, will rob Community Chest
But the good girls, just wan't take a Chance
I'm on Free! Free Parking!
Yeah on Free! Free Parking!
She wants to buy a, hotel on Kentucky
Don't want to land there, cause I won't survive
I'm gonna mortgage, all of my property
Gonna stay in, jail for awhile
Then hit Free! Free Parking!
I hit Free! Free Parking!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 152

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   13
 2   3
 3   3
 4   30
 5   103

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Billy Florio - January 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Jeff, this is excellent..I couldnt stop laughing when I first read it... - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey Jeffy, I remember checking this out a while back, but apparently I forgot to comment and vote. So here's #114 for ya. Don't spend it all in one place.
nally (I've decided to be known as that again) - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
I voted a long time ago but didn't comment because it was submitted to the site long before comments were enabled. So anyway, I enjoyed this parody and thought it was excellent. I have to admit that I also like playing monopoly even though I haven't done it in so long.
... - November 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Five,five,five is my vote.
Serafina - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, it's fun to play Monopoly. I enjoyed reading this parody; it was quite outstanding!
Mr X - February 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Pacing was a bit off; actually, you didn't put in any background words, but it was really good; I vote 4-5-5.
Ethan Mawyer - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I think this is somewhat overrated (along with a lot of the top 100) but still pretty decent i gave you 4-5-4
Johnny D - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
From this Amazon sample:­04-3005629-6916709?v=glance

...... I got a good sense of your pacing, which is superb. 5-5-4
MysteryGoat - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Monopoly parodies are a little numerous, but this is one of two that i really like.
Jack Wilson - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS is such a great parody, I ought to give it 5's! And I did!
The Hat - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
You rolled fives.
neminem - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Um. One of the funniest parodies I've seen yet, but some of the pacing was still off. I'm gonna have to go with 4/5/5 on this one. You're still awesome, though.
Jeff Reuben - March 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Neminem, Hat, Jack, Goat, Ethan, Johnny D, X, and Serafina. Regarding the pacing, I agree...I have an audio version of the song (I'll have to post that sometime as well), and it's easy to fit my words into the original song, but strictly speaking, the pacing is off in a few places (hence, I agree with the 4s, and the comments you all have left).
2nz - March 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, great. This has already had some time in sun, apparently. It's a really clever gimmick that can stand the test of time. I think I'm going 4-5-5.
Diva - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
OMG! That was great!
Michael Pacholek - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Claude Prez - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't believe I've never commented on this one. Pass Go, collect three fives
Martha - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought this was a great parody idea .I have never seen a mono;oky parody before!.. very cleverly done..
Jeff Reuben - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks 2nz, Claude, Martha, Claude and Mike! Claude, you probably missed it because I posted it before the time of comments.
John Jenkins - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody, especially the "Community Chest" and "Chance" lines.
David Pratter - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I am writing this comment, because I didn't know that this parody was already written prior to me just submitting mine. However, the lyrics are completely different, so you can tell I wasn't copying. I am sorry, I honestly wasn't aware about this parody until "Parody Police" left a comment on mine. However, this is a good one too, sorry I wasn't totally original with mine. I like both this version and my own!
David Pratter - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you Jeff for reading my parody, I'm glad you liked my version of this song too! I'm glad you take no offense on it, I appreciate comments on all my parodies, I take pride in writing them.
Loosekanen (The Armstrong) - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Liked it Jeff. Liked it alot.
Agrimorfee - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Pretty good! 545.
Meriadoc - June 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I really like this one a lot! - June 03, 2004 - Report this comment
I'd give you #145 but I already gave you #114. I still like it, and still think a Monopoly album would be fun. We need to come up with something for "Community Chest."
Paul Robinson - June 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Jeff - missed this one whenever it came out. 4-5-5 feels about right here. Good fun and a universal story line, at least for almost everyone who grew up in America.
Johnny D - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above.
MysteryGoat - June 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Good to see again, still makes me laugh. That's always a good sign right.
Adagio - June 05, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good parody! 5's
martha - June 06, 2004 - Report this comment
this is a gerat one too I remeber it form the other contest well deserving of a win.....
neminem - June 06, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above ;-)
Ashkicksass - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Love it! 555
David Pratter - January 30, 2005 - Report this comment
This year is Monopoly's 70th Anniversary! (Parker Brothers patented the game in 1935.)
Jeff Reuben - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the trivia (and the exposure!) David!

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