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Parody Lyrics

Anyone know who would have written the parody lyrics? -- Peter (talk) 19:47, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Probably the show's writers, or even Jim himself (he did write the lyrics for The Muppet Show's theme song, after all). Chunk 06:46, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
There are several songs used on The Muppet Show (and possibly other places) that change the original lyrics just a bit. Examples include "When I'm Not Near the Fish I Love" and "A Nice Girl Like Me," which are parodies of "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" and "A Nice Boy Like Me," respectively. What does everyone think about listing such songs only under their original song titles and including the parody titles in the text of the article instead of vice versa? -- Peter (talk) 17:11, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Having only pages on the real song title makes sense, but it probably is also good to leave redirects on the parody name pages in case somebody doesn't actually know what is being parodied when they look for info. I know I have trouble with some of the Sesame Street songs that way. Incidentally, is it really a parody when somebody changes the gender in a song (ie "A nice girl like me") to match the singer, but is not otherwise altering the song or its intent? I thought that was pretty common. -- Wendy (talk) 17:26, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Changing the lyric to girl from boy isn't a parody, but the song is really called "A Nice Boy Like Me," so I'd list it under that. But I agree about keeping the redirects. -- Peter (talk) 18:36, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

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