Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence

Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into 'Thoughts and Prayers'
Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Political satirist Randy Rainbow hits another one outta the park with his parody of “Dance: Ten, Looks: Three” from the iconic Broadway musical A Chorus Line taking aim at the GOP’s favorite response to gun violence. Continue reading “Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence”

Randy Rainbow Parody: ‘Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley’

Randy Rainbow offers a parody of the Judy Garland classic song "The Trolley Song"

Randy Rainbow offers a parody of the Judy Garland classic song "The Trolley Song"

Randy Rainbow starts our week out on the right track with his parody of Judy Garland’s iconic “The Trolley Song” from the 1944 classic film Meet Me in St. Louis.

In Rainbow’s version, “Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley,” the artist skewers current GOP members of Congress including Hawley, Lindsey Graham, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz and more.

Clang, clang, clang went Josh Hawley
Yap, yap, yap went Ted Cruz
Crap, crap, crap went McCarthy
Cause his party continued to lose…

Hump Day Brain Break: ‘John Smith Fitness’

Tom Berklund in 'John Smith Fitness'
Tom Berklund in 'John Smith Fitness'
Tom Berklund in parody video ‘John Smith Fitness’ (screen capture)

Sometimes, when I need a mid-day brain break, I fire up Instagram for a few minutes to scroll past some InstaHunks for a momentary man-candy distraction.

You know the accounts: woofy workout guys paired with some casual commentary of aspirational uplift. And yes, positivity is a good thing in these wild and crazy times.

But, I can admit – every now and then – some of the motivational messaging can seem a bit by-the-book. Still pretty but perhaps a bit ponderous.

A trio of funny guys collaborated on a short video that takes a playful poke at those accounts complete with faux ‘inspirational’ messaging.

“Two roads diverged in a wood…one of them goes to the gym.”

“Just recite my wisdoms, and the muscles will follow.”

In the clip, New York City actor Tom Berklund plays ‘John Smith’ of John Smith Fitness, who’s ready to pump you up.

Tom Berklund in 'John Smith Fitness'
“This isn’t a scam – I’m not selling sex, I’m selling motivation. So buy my motivation today.”

“I’ll start your program easy with a daily running regimen of only six miles a day,” says our hunky fitness guru. “Just a little jog to get the blood pumping.”

“Because at John Smith Fitness, it’s inside that counts – because inside the skin is muscle. So, muscles are the insides we’re talking about here.”

The comic short was conceived and directed by Eric Blume, a former writer/director at Comedy Central who’s created tons of commercials and narrative projects.

New York City actor and writer David Morton (Upright Citizens Brigade) penned the script, and the buff Berklund is an experienced Broadway actor (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, The Addams Family).

The creative team offers a cheeky disclaimer that “one of the three of them went to the gym extensively to make this little project happen.” Wonder which one…?

Hit the play button for a bit of Hump Day distraction. Warning: some slightly NSFW content.

Randy Rainbow’s Latest Parody Takes Aim At ‘Ted And Lindsey’

Randy Rainbow's latest song parody takes aim at Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham

Randy Rainbow's latest song parody takes aim at Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham

For those who thought Donald Trump’s exit from the White House might leave Randy Rainbow without any further inspiration…

Based on “Kansas City” from the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, OKLAHOMA!, the satirical genius offers his version of the song taking aim at Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

As always, the parody lyrics are totes clever:

Everyone loves to hate on Ted and Lindsey
Their problem isn’t popularity
You’d think they’d be ashamed of the shenanigans they try
But never Cancun Cruz or Lady G

Happy Monday, folks!

Parody: Randy Rainbow ‘Mr. Biden (Bring My Vaccine)’

Randy Rainbow drops his first Biden parody video with his take on the classic “Mr. Sandman.”

But in this iteration, Randy is getting randy to get his vaccination:

Mr. Biden – bring my vaccine
Keep me protected from COVID-19
Tell me the trick to how I might earn a
Fix of that magic Pfizer or Moderna

Our musical hero also has a bit of ‘Trump PTSD’ to cope with along the way, but let’s face it – who doesn’t?

Hit the play button and enjoy. Happy Tuesday!

Randy Rainbow Skewers QAnon Rep Via Streisand’s ‘Evergreen’

Randy Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in his latest parody song

Randy Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in his latest parody song

Donald Trump may be gone from the White House, but political satirist Randy Rainbow is NOT hanging up his microphone.

With his thumb on the political pulse of Washington, he offers up his timely take on Barbra Streisand’s timeless, “Evergreen,” from her 1976 film A Star Is Born.

Streisand and co-creator Paul Williams took home that year’s Oscar for Best Original Song. Babs also scored the Song Of The Year trophy at the Grammy Awards for the track.

But in this parody, Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

You can find my past coverage of Rainbow’s clever musical musings on The Randy Report here.