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Post by Big Spoon »

I love this song of Al's. It's really funny.

One thing I've wondered about this song. I heard that Paul McCartney had denied permission because he was a vegetarian, but it appeared in the medley, which is what usually happens when Al can only think of a little bit of a parody, and doesn't want to drag it out for a whole song. CPP is only a few lines. Was it an idea Al had but hadn't developed when permission was denied?
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Post by Orthography Enthusiast »

I've never read anything about it, but that sounds like a good guess. Although quite a few of Al's very early songs start from an idea that gets played out before reaching full-song length.
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According to everything Al has said recently about "Bad Date," it seems he gets the permission before even writing the song to make sure he doesn't waste his time. So I would assume he was denied permission and nothing more had been written beyond what we've heard.
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Post by minnick27 »

That may be the case now, but back in the day Al may have written out full parodies before permission was obtained (ISBJTM) so there could be a full length CHicken Pot Pie, but I think it ended ok the way it was.
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To minnicks' post:

Agreed!!

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But that was in Al's early days. I doubt there's a full version. If there was we probably would hear it (like I'll Repair for You).
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I agree, jace. If there was a full version, he would've played it in full live rather than just in the medley.
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I agreed with jace cause of the last part of his post...

"I thought he ended it well"...

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Post by 27-77 »

A full version does exist, but I don't think we'll get to hear it any time soon.

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:whoot:

I like the sound of the last part of that sentence!
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