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Song Parodies -> "Media Celebrity"

Original Song Title:

"Modern Major-General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"Media Celebrity"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Whee, I had fun with this. Rewriting G&S is always a challenge, but this needed doing. For added fun, name some people that fit the theme here.
I am a famous model and a media celebrity
The information in my head won't get me far on Jeopardy
I don't know who the candidates are running for State Senator
But I know all the rock chicks like Madonna and Pat Benator
I'm very well acquainted with the Star and the Enquirer
I don't like Aguilera, but now Britney, I admire her
Don't understand my car or where the oil or the dipstick goes
But when I'm getting mod'ling jobs I know just where the lipstick goes
(Chorus)
(And when she's getting mod'ling jobs she knows where lipstick goes) X3

I'm very good at smiling big and nodding when something is said
Although when all those guys make jokes they sail o'er my pretty head
In short, the knowledge in my brain won't get me far on Jeopardy
I am a famous model and a media celebrity

I'm really bad at history, I don't know who Abe Lincoln was
It's ugly guys that teach it and I figure that's what thinkin' does
I only watch my MTV because I just don't get the news
But I can walk the runway without falling in stiletto shoes
I have to watch my diet though I eat junk when I feel an urge
As long in the bathroom afterwards I give my meal a purge
I know a lot of music (if it's written after '98)
I don't have any difficulty when I need to find a date
(Chorus)
(She hasn't any trouble when she needs to find a date) X3

I never heard of Mensa, never took a silly I.Q. test
I stand around and look real good, it is the thing that I do best
In short, the knowledge in my brain won't get me far on Jeopardy
I am a famous model and a media celebrity

The fact is I know what is meant by "Giorgio" and "Armani"
It's all I need to know to keep my pampered life in harmony
My personal assistant strives to cater to my every whim
The mem'ry of the last I fired is becoming very dim
I make a lot of money but it never buys me happiness
But boy, it sure beats putting up with "skilled employment" crappiness
My agent keeps me busy cause I'm almost pushing twenty-four
For this career is short, when pretty girls there are a-plenty more
(Chorus)
(Cause this career is short for there is always plenty more) X3

I'll let the nerds and geniuses do physics and probe outer space
For me, I got to go get dressed and do my makeup/powder/face
In short, the knowledge in my brain won't get me far on Jeopardy
I am a famous model and a media celebrity
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MasonR - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant! And a high degree of difficulty! 555!
Rick D - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
By the way folks, the new messageboard is up. Ethan, remind us where we are with the contests.
John Jenkins - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
A lot of great lines, particularly the "dipstick" and "thinkin'" lines.
alvin rhodes - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
wow....nice job....i'm impressed you would tackle gilbert and sullivan. my favorite G and S is "lord chancellor's nightmare song"...
Rick D - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin, mine too. Also did. http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/gilbertandsullivantoddrundgren0.shtml­
ethan - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
this was very well written... where is the messageboard it says it's still coming back to life. I'm hoping the contests will be on a normal schedule but a week late depending on when the boards come back.
Phil Alexander - April 21, 2004 - Report this comment
My favourite of yours so far, Rick - this is excellent, and consistently excellent all the way though. Well, maybe I prefer the nightmare song...
Johnny D - April 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant! Bravo! Standing ovation! 5's!
Jack Wilson - April 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 555!
Jared - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
All 5's Rick..good luck in the S.O.T.M.'s...check out my entry: http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/twistedsister7.shtml
Agrimorfee - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
555, Rick , you must have worked very hard on this!
Johnny D - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
April SOTM - see above!
Melhi - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job!
Meriadoc - May 17, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM: Rick, You're in the running! And good thing I looked at the name, 'cus I was going to say "good one, Phil!" ;-D
Peregrin - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was a Philbo one too! Great job Rick!
Rick D - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I felt Philbo is my long lost Brit brother ever since I joined here.
Claude Prez - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Whoa, Rick takes the lead. I too found it Philborrific.
neminem - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Exceedingly impressive. Possibly even beats Lehrer (?!). 5'd.
2nz - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Rick. Very impressive
Spaff.com - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Splendid. Bitchin'. Other superlatives. Some grrrreat rhymes in this - too many to name 'em all, but "Benator" stood out. Love it.
Paul Robinson - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Excellent job, Rick.
APRIL 2004 SONG OF THE MONTH - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
GOLD MEDALIST
http://inthe00s.com/index.php/topic,759.0
Bush League - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I only scanned the titles of previous MMG parodies when I wrote mine, so I didn't realize yours used the idea of a 'model' as well. This is excellent.
APRIL 2004 SONG OF THE MONTH GOLD MEDAL - August 25, 2004 - Report this comment
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3009.0;id=1327;image
Spaff.com - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I still love this peek into my life. Even if I don't ALWAYS remember where the lipstick goes.
John Jenkins - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Still an excellent read, Rick, and I still enjoy the Lincoln/thinkin' couplet.
Know 1 can hear you dream - February 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Almost as good as "Hard life for a blonde" which I just made my pick for january 2005.
Stuart McArthur - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
so many good lines but "It's ugly guys that teach it and I figure that's what thinkin' does" was my fave - great stuff - 555
2nz - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Still as tight and witty as when I originally voted for it.
M - September 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Simply divine. The most witty thing I've read in days
Claude Prez - November 23, 2010 - Report this comment
This deserves a bump for sure. Classic.

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