Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

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Who is your favorite head on this Mount Rushmore?

Allan Sherman
1
7%
Stan Freberg
2
13%
Tom Lehrer
9
60%
Spike Jones
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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Haha, very funny, Bob.
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Here is "My Son, The Nut" in its entirety:


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Nice, TMBJon. Sherman's parodies were "softer" than Lehrer's biting tunes, but with "Here's to the Crabgrass" on this album he comes pretty close to Lehrer's sharp social satire, here poking fun of the "white flight" phenomenon of the 50's and 60's. Although if Lehrer had done the song, he might have more explicitly called out the racial tensions bubbling beneath. Still, Sherman's is a great track, and one of my favorites of his.

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I only know "The Element Song" :S

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Go get educated to Tom Lehrer, now!
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Seriously, it takes less than 2 hours to listen to his entire catalogue
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Big Spoon wrote:Go get educated to Tom Lehrer, now!
Mandatory Lehrer
You have quickly thought up such matchless phrase?

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