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Subject: Parodies that arenít Completely Parodies

Written By: Klarissa on 02/24/03 at 12:07 a.m.

Okay... this is just me complaining, but has anyone else noticed how often people "write" a parody, but most of the lyrics are the original ones still? I know this is funny sometimes when the author plays on words, but most of the time doesn't it seem like a lack of creativity?

Ciao,
Klaire

Subject: Re: Parodies that arenít Completely Parodies

Written By: jbuchoff on 02/25/03 at 07:17 a.m.

I agree.  I rarely keep more than one or two original lines from a song, and only if they fit into the context of what I'm doing.

Subject: Re: Parodies that arenít Completely Parodies

Written By: philbo_baggins on 02/25/03 at 07:37 a.m.

It depends: there are times when the original words actually mean something different in the context of the parody - in this case, it's not just OK, it's better... similarly, in a parody which means something completely different to the source song, including the original words ain't always a bad thing.

However, where the whole parody is basically just a couple of words changed, and no difference in meaning... naah, that's not the idea at all

Phil

Subject: Re: Parodies that arenít Completely Parodies

Written By: Klarissa on 02/25/03 at 10:05 a.m.

Quoting:
It depends: there are times when the original words actually mean something different in the context of the parody - in this case, it's not just OK, it's better... similarly, in a parody which means something completely different to the source song, including the original words ain't always a bad thing.

However, where the whole parody is basically just a couple of words changed, and no difference in meaning... naah, that's not the idea at all

Phil
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Yeah, Phil, I completely agree! I was just wondering about the songs with a few words changed and they call that a parody. No wonder the pacing is so good! Ha, ha.

Ciao,
Klaire