She Never Told Me She Was A Mime

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Postby Muldernscully » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:48 pm

Mime is all right. Not great. Not bad.
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Postby jerAL » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:28 pm

A co-worker and I were chatting last week about the local Independence
Day celebration. I mentioned that our local clown was one of the few I could tolerate. He said, "Yeah, I don't really care for clowns, but what I really hate is mimes."
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Postby Apocaloso » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:32 pm

I really love this song... the lyrics r good...but it's the music that i really love!!!
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Postby UnderSupervision » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:05 am

algonacchick @ Jul 10 2007, 12:56 AM wrote: I like it. It's not my very favorite, but I like the funky beat.


Yeah I pretty much second that.
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Postby Teh Dingo » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:30 am

My opinion of least favorite Al songs usually varies, but this one's always near or at the top (Well technically bottom) of the list.

I'm just not a fan of this song at all.
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Postby Grom » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:44 am

I actually think this is a pretty good song. My only complaint is the lack of mime-related puns.
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Postby U62 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:40 am

One of Al's best song titles no doubt. A great one liner!

The song itself gets about a 50% chance of being skipped if it comes up on my playlist. Not one of my favs.
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Re: She Never Told Me She Was A Mime

Postby airwalkrr » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:49 pm

I have recently discovered a new love for this song after realizing how closely it parallels Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" in both content and style. It has Joe Perry-like riffs and Al even seems to add a touch of vocal emphasis mirroring Steve Tyler's very distinctive singing voice. It even has a similar brass line. Although this is always billed as a Weird Al original, I have to say that it seems like too much of a coincidence for this to be a pure original. I would have to say it is a style parody of Aerosmith and in particular, a style parody of "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)." This just makes me love the song even more because of how well Weird Al and his band were able to sound like Aerosmith while still creating a delightfully silly song. And what makes it even better is that the song it appears to be clearly based upon was pretty silly in the first place. This is one of Al's true genius moments in my humble opinion. Listen to this song back-to-back with "Dude "Looks Like a Lady" and you might just discover yourself having a new appreciation for Weird Al's talent for parody in all it's various forms. To me, his style parodies are often his very best because they are part original, part inspired, and all Weird Al.
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