There once was a show called Second City TV. Then it became SCTV. And then a couple of characters created on the show took off (inside joke) big time! For a while Bob & Doug McKenze were everywhere; TV, SNL, movies, music charts and the radio! They had a hit "song" off their hit album, "The Great White North." Lesser known was this bit that was on the record as well, to be played only for the holidays. It instantly went on my Christmas mixtape! The Great White North version of 12 days.
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This was a goofy bit I remember hearing on the radio years ago. So naturally I had to seek it out on the web. And there it was. This is some groups lip-synch of it, but the song works as it starts as pure parody and then veers off into outright comedy but remaining in the perimeters of the song.
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This may be the first time I heard a parody of 12 Day of Christmas. I recongnzied the voice, it was that "Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder" guy. I listened to this and started to realize that it was possible to play around with standards and such and have fun with them. I mean, this is a rough song to parody, you're either going to go the distance or not. It's like deciding to do a parody of "A 100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." A some point, people are just going to lose interest. But Sherman committed, he cheated when he could and he plowed right through! Good for him!
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Never throw anything out; that's one resolution I've kept! I wrote and re-wrote this bit quite a bit. It bounced back and forth between venues, radio and prose; as a skit and a Reader's Digest submission. Finally The Big Jewel used it. I had to expand it out somewhat to reach the word count, but it holds up and transferred well, since it was barely a radio skit to begin with. I guess I figured it would be done as a series of "black out" sketches, with the big intro, then recite one resolution then do it again later with another resolution. Oh, well...
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