I think I've only heard the original once before, years ago, but this was a really great song even without that prior familiarity with the original. I even liked the video (till the end, where I thought it got unnecessarily dark). Going into the song, I was hesitant that it was going to be needlessly pointed and mean-spirited but was very happy with the direction that Al ended up taking it. As I said in one of the other topics, this is tied with Another Tattoo and TMZ for my favourite previously unheard parody.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash