James Holmes

Show Tunes Sing-off: 'Modern Major-General's Song' Parodies

Filed By James Holmes | July 21, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

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Tags: Animaniacs, Gilda Radner Carrot, I Am the Very Model of a Modern Homosexual, I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, I am the Very Model of a Modern US President, Muppets, Obama Singing, Show tunes, Sing-off, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Having spent the last 24 hours dealing with sharing the name of a crazed gunman, it has been a bit difficult to write anything, much less something light hearted.

That being said, rather than my usual format of divas battling it out covering originals from stage and screen - I am going for parodies this week of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from their 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. I need to laugh.

The idea came from contributor E. Winter Tashlin - and it is exactly what I needed.

There are tons of these out there, and half that I chose were by no-names rather than stars.

I usually ask you to choose who you think did it best - but this week I'll just ask, what made you laugh the most? Did I miss a funny one that we should all see? Link it in the comments.

Check out the clips after the jump. (Hint: My favorite involves a Carrot).

Love Gilda - Skip ahead to 4:20 to start the song:

Animaniacs!:

I'm betting I'll get at least one negative comment on this one - check out the video on YouTube for the lyrics:

Never saw this until today. I think Obama needs to cover this for a campaign ad:

Perfect for the vegans and vegetarians:

This show needed a longer run:


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