Parody: Randy Rainbow Ponders ‘How Will You Vote?’

Randy Rainbow turns in this musical rumination on which presidential candidate to vote for (hint – yeah, you already know the answer) set to the tune of Enchanted’s “How Will You Know?”

Rainbow first ticks off some of Donald Trump’s, umm, qualities:

Well, does he give a flying f**k about whether you live or die?
Cover-up his crimes and wish them all away?
Does he lock children in cages? Act like Nazis are okay?
That’s how you know, that’s how you know that he’s the one.

And then’s there’s his assessment of Joe Biden:

Does he leave you little clues that let you know he’s not insane?
Have a plan in place you know he’ll carry through?
If he isn’t porkin’ Putin and he pays his taxes, too
That’s how you know, that’s how you know he’s the one.

In the end, it all comes down to “One’s an incompetent toddler, the other one’s name is Joe, that’s why it’s Joe – He’s the one.”

SNL: ‘The Village People’ Sing Musical Cease & Desist To Trump Campaign

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‘The Village People’ (Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Beck Bennett, Chris Redd, Bowen Yang) stopped by SNL’s Weekend Update to address Donald Trump using their music at his rallies.

Earlier this week, video clips of the Trumpster ‘dancing’ (kinda, sorta, ish) to their disco hit “YMCA” made their way onto the interwebs becoming a source for numerous viral memes.

For months now, recording artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and even Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber have publicly asked the Trump camp to stop using their music at campaign rallies. Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley recently fired off an epic takedown of the Donald after learning her recording of “Memory” was being played at Trump events.

Parody: Seth Sikes Becomes The ‘Belle’ Of Fire Island Pines

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Acclaimed singer Seth Sikes, who has performed on stages around the world, has spent the past several months out on Fire Island, the oh-so-gay summer getaway.

During that time, he decided to learn some new skills like video editing. And in doing so serves up this reimagined version of “Belle,” the opening number to the Broadway musical The Beauty and the Beast, with new lyrics co-written with Tony Award winner Lisa Lambert (The Drowsy Chaperone).

As in the original, Sikes sees himself as an avid reader who gets lost in the literary worlds he enjoys. But in this version, he’s continually scolded by the denizens of The Pines to wear his face mask.

Look, there he goes without his mask as always
I hope he’s not on crystal meth
With a dreamy far-off look and his nose stuck in a book
Will you please remember: Pull your mask up, Seth!

From muscle boys to drag queens, they all sing out, reminding him as he makes his way through the village, “An aging twink should keep his mask on always!”

In addition to the clever lyrics, the music video includes gorgeous drone footage from high above The Pines.

“It was a different kind of summer on Fire Island this year,” Sikes tells Instinct. “It was gorgeous and fun, as always, but the pandemic changed the rules of socializing. Interacting on the beach, on the boardwalk, or at a tea dance, became tricky. And if you forgot your mask, heaven help you!

“This video is a tribute to the lighter side of the health crisis, featuring many of my Pines neighbors,” he added. “There’s a serious message here – but we had a lot of fun making it!”

Earlier this summer, I shared Sikes terrific tribute to Judy Garland and the Fire Island Ferry.

“I can’t perform live on stage, so making these videos has been my only creative outlet,” Sikes recently told HuffPost. “And who doesn’t need a silly distraction from all the terrible news reports we read every day?”

One of New York City’s most popular cabaret singers, Sikes has regularly sold-out concerts in Manhattan and across the country.

With fingers crossed for better times ahead, Sikes is scheduled to perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below on March 31 at 7:00 PM.

Randy Rainbow’s Musical Tribute To Harris: “Kamala!”

Randy Rainbow serves up a musical homage to Democratic vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris set to the title tune of the 1960 Tony Award-winning Lerner and Loewe musical, Camelot.

And though Trump calls her phony, mean and nasty
There’s no doubt she’s more qualified than he
She sold me when I saw her come for Kavanaugh
For no one makes a grown man cry like she can


Parody: Randy Rainbow ‘Gee, Anthony Fauci!’


Political satirist Randy Rainbow offers his satirical take on the iconic West Side Story showstopper, “Gee, Officer Krupke,” as a homage to the United States’ leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“Gee, Anthony Fauci!” lampoons Donald Trump’s attempts to diminish or disregard Fauci’s efforts to get the U.S. through the deadly COVID-19 pandemic with some total zingers.

Appealing to Fauci about the Donald, Randy sings:

Hey, Anthony Fauci, he’s dragging us south
Forget the mask just slap some masking tape on his mouth
While you help protect us, he prays it will pass
He only covers his own ass

You can find my previous coverage of Randy’s clever parodies here.

Parody: Randy Rainbow Wants Donald Trump To “Cover Your Freakin’ Face!”

Political satirist Randy Rainbow has some good advice for Donald Trump in his clever parody of “Put On A Happy Face” from the classic Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie.

In his health-conscious iteration of the tune – “Cover Your Freakin’ Face!” – Rainbow addresses Trump’s avoidance of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic even though the federal government’s experts say it’s an important safety measure in tamping down the spread of the virus.

Please don’t politicize it, Don’t be a putz like Pence
Don’t sit and scrutinize it, It’s only common sense
Don’t spread droplets all over the place
Cover your freakin’ face

Randy Rainbow’s Satirical Take On #BunkerBoy Trump

Inspired by reports that Donald Trump was moved to a bunker as protests surged outside the White House – which sparked the hashtag #BunkerBoy on social media – political satirist Randy Rainbow offers his take on the situation with a parody of ‘The Jitterbug,’ a tune from the stage production of The Wizard of Oz.

In the video, Rainbow is searching for the Donald, who’s nowhere to be found. Trump is eventually discovered hiding behind a heavy security door, peeking through a small window.

Randy Rainbow Parodies Mary Poppins ‘A Spoon Full Of Clorox’

Political satirist Randy Rainbow is on top of his game as he releases his response to Donald Trump’s (non-sarcastic) suggestion that injecting patients with disinfectants might be a possible treatment.

Set to the tune of “A Spoonful Of Sugar,” from Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, Rainbow’s clever lyrics are on point as usual.

Wikipedia notes that the tune’s lyricist, Robert Sherman, wrote the song after arriving home to find his children had received their polio vaccine, which was delivered in a sugar cube.

Parody: Randy Rainbow Croons Grease-Tastic “Andy!”

Political satirist Randy Rainbow offers this Grease-tastic take on Danny Zuko’s “Sandy,” as the wily wordsmith croons his love for “Andy!” as in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been a steadying force during the ongoing health crisis.

Baby, someday, when COVID’s not a thing
If we’re on Earth, for what it’s worth
I hope they make you king.
You run my state while I gain weight with grace and dignity
Oh please, be my dad
Oh, Andy

Over the bridge, Rainbow professes:

“Andy my darling, this global pandemic is scaring me real bad. But watching your daily press briefings sure does calm me down.

“The way you manage to lead and inform without terrifying the living sh*t out of me or straying from the facts. And still find time to nurture my delicate spirit with adorable slide shows and relatable anecdotes about meatballs.

“You’re wise, levelheaded, eloquent and sexy and a time when the world needs it most. It sure is a refreshing change from that mother— aw gee, I won’t get into specifics.”

Super clever, and perfect for a Monday.