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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…
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!
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!
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.
Like many of us, political satirist Randy Rainbow has been counting down the days (even the minutes) until Donald Trump leaves the White House.
The day before the Donald’s departure, Rainbow has reassembled some of his most popular characters from over 100 videos to perform this musical sendoff, a parody of the iconic “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical RENT.
Throughout Trump’s time in the political spotlight, Rainbow has provided dozens of spot-on, uber-clever music video parodies skewering the Trumpster.
Taking the melodies from Broadway and pop culture and meshing them with sharp-as-a-tack lyrics, Rainbow has served up hilarious helpings of biting commentary on Trump and his orange misdeeds.
Today, Rainbow and company remember the “Seasons of Trump” the country has had to endure for the past 2,102,400 minutes.
Two million a hundred two thousand four hundred minutes
With just one president so unhinged and unfit
Two million a hundred two thousand four hundred minutes
How do you measure four years of this sh*t?
In scandals, impeachments, in porn stars, in Scaramuccis
In rallies, in insurrections, in flies
In two million a hundred two thousand four hundred minutes
How do you measure four years of the lies?
Along the way, we’re reminded of some of the outrageousness that was the Trump administration.
That includes Trump’s declaration as ‘a very stable genius,’ plus a rogues gallery of characters like Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kelly McEnany.
Rainbow also manages to mention pee tapes, fake news, COVID, covfefes, and ‘alternative facts.’
It all culminates in a Mariah-inspired high note and a whispered ‘bye gurl.’
His most recent musical missive took aim at the insurrectionists who invaded the U.S. Capitol building. Co-opting the tune of ‘Tradition’ from Fiddler on the Roof, Rainbow’s ‘Sedition!’ garnered over 2 million views in less than a week.
As Saturday Night Live has found, there’s always something in politics to lampoon, so here’s hoping Rainbow continues to entertain us even without the Orange one in office.
You can find my many posts covering Rainbow’s past parodies by clicking here.
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) January 19, 2021
Political satirist Randy Rainbow breaks his own rule of never parodying a song twice after getting numerous requests to revisit ‘Tradition’ from the hit Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof.
Rainbow first tackled the tune back in May with ‘Distraction!‘
After the events of this week at the U.S. Capitol, Randy Rainbow parodies Fiddler again with this second satirical take titled, ‘Sedition!’
As usual, Rainbow’s lyrics are sharp as a tack as he takes on Trump and his delusional
supporters insurrectionists who continue to push the baseless idea that the Donald ‘won his reelection in a landslide’ (oh my sides).
“A Twitler with no proof. Sounds like a horrible idea for a musical, no?” says Rainbow in the prologue. “Or at least a horrible idea for a president.”
“How does a desperate lame duck president and his boot-licking minions with no hope or evidence try to overturn an election they’ve clearly lost multiple times?” continues our hero. “I can tell you in one word – Sedition!”
You can find more of my coverage of Rainbow’s clever satire here.
While Team Trump continues a facade of ‘fake news’ regarding the Donald’s many filed (and then dismissed) lawsuits in trying to re-litigate the 2020 election, Randy Rainbow lampoons White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and her constant assertions her boss “won” via Stephen Sondheim’s “Not Getting Married Today” from Company.
Rainbow’s rapid-fire satirical lyrics are seriously on point.
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.”
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