Tuesday, December 23, 2008

“All-Star Jailhouse Rock”

When it rains it pours ... I’m in the middle of working on my Holiday Parody, thinking it will be the last one in ’08, when BAM!! O.J. Simpson gets sentenced. The auto industry is on life support. And as if that’s not enough, this governor with really funny hair and an equally funny name gets busted for trying to sell a Senate seat!! Really!?! And it’s all happening at the same time!?! It’s the perfect parody storm. I actually started writing a Detroit parody, but it was really depressing. But Blago and O.J. – they’re pretty laughable. One in jail, the other likely on his way. How could I resist? BTW, you can’t imagine the images that turned up when I was Googling “Prison Bitch” and “Prison Shower.” Or maybe you can...

submit to reddit Rod Blagojevich and O.J. Simpson lead an all-star cast in this musical parody salute to famous felons. Take a look and we think you’ll agree -- what we do to this Elvis classic is criminal! Special appearances by: Paris Hilton, Michael Vick, Martha Stewart, Jon Stewart & David Letterman.

Lyrics: B. Hopman Vocals: R. Hopman
Produced by: JSM Music, NYC

Sunday, December 14, 2008

“Holiday Parking Hell”

I’ll be the first to admit it: I have parking issues. Mall parking lots cause me stress on a good day. During the Holiday Season, it’s a friggin’ nightmare!!! It’s to the point where I won’t go anywhere near a mall from October until March!!! I share this with you for two reasons. First, I thought it would be appropriate at this time of year to do a Holiday-themed parody. Since this whole parking thing haunts me every year, I figured, “Why not sing about it?” (After all, it’s cheaper than therapy.) Secondly, I think it’s time to raise awareness about Parking Stress Syndrome. SEND THIS PARODY TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! Together, we can find a cure. I’m sure I’m not the only one who suffers from this problem. Am I?....

‘Tis the season for overcrowded malls and packed parking lots. During this most joyous of seasons, we raise our voices in musical parody to celebrate this annual hellish Holiday nightmare. Looking for some “Peace on Earth” and “good will towards man?” Then don’t look here!!

Lyrics: B. Hopman Vocals: The JSM Choir
Produced & Recorded by: JSM Music, NYC

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Why Can't We (at least pretend to) Be Friends?"

Election ’08 really was the gift that keeps on giving. But now it’s over. Let the post-election parodies begin!! I would’ve posted this sooner but a) I had to go away for a week to the lesser-known Kitty Dukakis clinic to break my addiction to cable news which had grown to full-blown junkie status over the past year , and b) it took me all this time before I was convinced there wouldn’t be a recount. Now that it’s over, one final observation. ..
I don’t know about you, but the last time I called a plumber to solve a problem, he had to come back three times ‘til he got it right. I’m not exactly sure how that translates politically other than I guess there are some Johns even a plumber can’t help…

The votes are all counted. The people have spoken. Now it’s time for Democrats and Republicans to reach across the aisle – and ring each others necks!!! This post election parody provides a musical review of Election ’08, and a look at the stormy seas ahead as we set sail on the bi-partisanship…

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Johnny Come Lately, and often...

When I saw John McCain at Monday’s rally in Virginia Beach, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It wasn’t anything negative. No smears or innuendo. Totally non-political. And something I would never expect him to brag about in public. Then again, at his age, I guess it is something to brag about. I’ll let you decide…
(NOTE: This isn’t technically a parody, but I couldn’t resist. Call it parod-ic license. You should also know that even though this video features John McCain, it really isn’t partisan. If Barack Obama would’ve said what McCain said, I SWEAR I would’ve made the same video.)
Special Appearance by Meg Ryan, who I used to have a big crush on before she did that thing to her lips.

John McCain said some VERY interesting things at his rally in Virginia Beach the other day…

Thursday, October 2, 2008

“Financial Crisis: The Musical”

The parody gods have been very good to me lately. Just when the Palin pandemonium started to die down and I was beginning to worry about finding a topic for my next parody, along comes a financial mega-meltdown. Am I the luckiest guy in the world, or what!?! I mean, financial institutions are going down faster than Sarah Palin’s poll numbers. It’s a parody gold-mine. Who would’ve ever seen this one coming? (Certainly not the President. Or congress. Or the Fed.) I’m no economics expert, but I do know this: they had better solve this crisis fast, because if I have to hear someone saying the Wall Street/Main Street thing one more time, my head’s going to explode. Enough already! We get it!! And EVERYONE’S saying it. Republicans. Democrats. In advertising, we would never use the same line as a competitor. I suppose it’s better than “You’re fucked,” but still --it’s almost as overused as “CHANGE.” Speaking of which, that’s my two cents on this whole mess which, coincidentally, is about the value of my 401K last time I checked…

The “Shock” Market is out of control. “Gall” Street is crumbling. Your savings have been 401KO’D. Just when you thought the economy has hit a low note, here comes a real chorus of gloom and doom. It won’t take a degree in economics to enjoy this musical parody. Just a degree of humor…
(Special appearance by John McCain.)

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Music Edited by: Blast, NYC

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"Who Are You?" (VP Mix)

Experience (or lack of it) aside, there’s certainly something different about the Republican VP nominee. I mean, she’s kinda hot. You know, in a Lynda Carter Wonder Woman-ish let down your hair and take off your glasses naughty librarian kind of way. Of course, I guess she really doesn’t have a lot of competition when you compare her to the likes of Joe Lieberman, Bob Dole, Bush the First or Geraldine Ferraro for that matter. Even though John Edwards was kinda cute. But I digress…
Looks like Sarah Palin is turning into quite a star for the Republican party, dare I say – a celebrity (which until last week they said was a bad thing. But I guess it’s okay now.) She’s SO big, she even has her own music video…

A couple of years ago, she could get you out of a parking ticket in Wasilla, and now she’s on the Republican Presidential ticket!?! It may sound like the sequel to “Being There,” but this ain’t no movie! Sarah Palin stars in this real life rags-to-possible-riches musical parody. Co-starring Bill Maher.

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Music Edited by: Blast, NYC

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"No Free Ride"

I know things are bad for the airline industry. I understand they have to find any way they can to increase revenue. So when they started charging for meals and snacks, did I complain? No. Did I say anything when they started charging for baggage? Not a peep. I didn’t even gripe when they raised all the award levels and started charging extra for window and aisle seats. But when I heard that Jet Blue recently announced they were going to start charging for pillows, something had to be said – or sung. I mean, charging for pillows!?!? Really!?!? I wouldn’t let one of those germ infested drool collectors touch my head if they paid ME!!! Do they really think this will help increase profitability? I’d like to meet the person who’d pay $7 to rest their head on what is nothing more than a fabric covered Petrie dish. (With my luck, they’ll probably be in the seat next to me on my next flight!) I say just get rid of the pillows altogether, and we’ll all have more space in the overhead bins. But what do I know…

Fasten your seat belt. No-frills flying reaches new heights in this airline industry musical parody. It’s a different kind of in-flight entertainment that confirms what you already know – flying really IS for the birds! Forget about first class, business class or economy class. This video has NO class…

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Music Edited by: Blast, NYC


Friday, July 18, 2008

"That's Adultery!"

A-Rod does it. Hulk Hogan does it. Even Bill Belichick (no stranger to cheating) is getting in on the action!! While apparently the rest of the world has been busy getting busy, we’ve been busy documenting the recent (and no so recent) exploits of an alleged adulterers A-List. ..

An extra-marital musical parody, literally ripped from the headlines. It’s a tabloid treasure trove of alleged adulterers, featuring a cast of thousands – a veritable “Who’s Who” of who’s doing who. They may call it adultery, but there’s nothing adult about THIS video!

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Music Edited by: Blast, NYC

Not every lyric gets to make it into a Parody & Son parody. Each lyric is crafted by hand and must meet the highest (a.k.a. lowest) standards before it is selected. Here are some that didn’t make the cut:

“When you’re dropping your drawers with a wife that’s not yours…”
“When you’re poking your rod, in some other girl’s bod…”
“When you like the night life, but just not with your wife…”

Maybe you’d like to share a few? Send us an e-mail or leave a comment…

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Hot Headed"

While it would’ve been a lot more fun searching images for an “Internet Porn” parody, the people have spoken, and John McCain has been declared the winner of the first 2008 Parody Poll. (You should know, however, I did come across some very disturbing McCain images which would’ve worked surprisingly well in an Internet Porn parody!!) As for those of you who didn’t vote at all, you are now stuck with the parody others have chosen and forfeit the right to complain about it. At least you won’t have to live with their decision for four years…

Does John McCain really have a bad temper? You bet your #!%$!#@!! a$$ he does!! They say music soothes the savage beast, but I don’t think everyone’s favorite septuagenarian presidential candidate will find this song very soothing…

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Music Edited by: Blast, NYC

"What Goes Up (& Up & Up)"

If the high price of gas has you singing the blues, you're not alone.
Here's a little ditty that will have you yearning for the good ol' days, when gas was just 3 bucks a gallon!!

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman

"Done, Done, Done"

The parody that asks the musical question, "How the hell is Hillary gonna pull this one off!?!?!" A comical commentary with a little bi-partisan bashing for everyone.

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Produced & Recorded at JSM Music, NYC

"The Wright Stuff"

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright meets the New Kids on the Block. It's a marriage made in musical parody heaven. We never had sermons like this at my temple. (Maybe it's because we're reformed?)

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Produced & Recorded at JSM Music, NYC

"Three's Company: NJ Style"

Like a fine wine, the sex-capades of New Jersey's Ex-Governor just get better with age. Now with three-way sex!! A musical parody, in three-part harmony.

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Produced & Recorded at JSM Music, NYC

"Client #9"

An Eliot Spitzer song parody -- follow "The Luv Gov" as he travels from the State House to the Whore House.

Lyrics: Bruce Hopman Vocals: Ross Hopman
Produced & Recorded at JSM Music, NYC