Wednesday, March 05, 2008

West Wing Story

Well, looks like Stevie Wonder is going to win my Dancing with the Stars poll...

I thought I'd try something a bit different for a couple of days. I've never written political humor and I've never written a script. I'm sure I can't do either well, but I thought I'd try a parody of a well known musical: West Side Story. It's a multi-part tale and if you don't know the movie or the songs, get a life and go see it. Sheez, it won something like 10 Academies. Enjoy:

West Wing Story

The story of unfortunate love between a democrat and a republican set among the Washington political arena. Tune in to our musical tragedy:

Bush, McCain and his republican cohorts are fooling around down behind the white house and discussing the republican party.


A song breaks out:

When you’re a Red
You’re a Red all the way
From your first environmental veto
To your last dyin’ day.

When you’re a Red
If the vote is too near
You’ve got conservatives abound
Just rely on their fear

You’re never alone
You’ve got the lobby backing
The liberals bemoan
Your policy ransacking

Lots of lobbyists are hanging around in the background laughing. They know where their next meal is coming from…

Later that day, McCain and Bush are arguing about actually working.

Just hang out with the republicans, you don’t really have to work” laughs Bush.

“Yeah, but I still want to bomb something” retorts McCain.

“Who knows, maybe that something is coming soon,” Bush says as he exits downstairs.

McCain breaks out in another song

Who knows?
The deficit is out of reach
Let’s bomb Iran, from a beach
Using a lie
I gotta feeling there are terrorists there
Let’s make a big scare
And the public will buy

Could it be? Yes, it could
Something’s coming, something good
Another debate
Something is certainly coming, I don’t know when
But then again
I just can’t wait

The scene fades with McCain picking up some cash for a little intern rendezvous…

Tune in for part two tomorrow.

32 comments:

Matt-Man said...

HA!! That first picture is classic. You my friend, need to change your name to Tony, because I see several in your future. Cheers!!

leelee said...

yeah...really good stuff VE.

HUGS!!

dawn224 said...

Oh this is beautiful! I can't wait for part two!

sprinkle4 said...

Oh, I am loving this. Part two please!:)

Kurt said...

Tony, indeed.

VE said...

matt-man - Well, if you liked it them I am truly humbled...coming from Mr. Political humor!

leelee - Thanks...it's like a stretch assignment for me.

dawn224 - It's coming!

sprinkle4 - It's ready...I post 'em in the mornings (Pacific time)

kurt - Thanks. I always have to get the Kurt nod of approval you know. After all, you're my number one supporter...just look at my comment stats.

HeyJoe said...

You are a sick little man.

BUST COOL!

VE said...

heyjoe - It's true. Just wait for the rest of the tale to see how far down the sick rabbit hole I will go!

leelee said...

I know I know...I love the "heads" pictures...excellent!!

Serena Joy said...

You most certainly CAN write scripts. If I know anything about political musicals, this one's going to sweep all the awards. I like the way you set up McCain for tomorrow's Part II. Gonna be a rumble... :-)

Kanrei said...

I hurt! That was funny as all Hell man! I am jealous I didn't write it too.

VE said...

leelee - Yeah, those pictures are a pain to create, but they are a lot of fun.

sj - Thanks. Do you think the grammy's have a category for "Fake political musical parodies that make no Sense?"

kan - Thanks. That means something coming from you because you are another political humor force to be reckoned with...

Serena Joy said...

I don't know but, if they don't, they should. So, who are you casting in the role of Maria?:)

VE said...

sj - Hah, nice try there. I'm like Price Waterhouse Coopers at the Oscars...nothing gets leaked out early. You're like one of those Indiana Jones fans trying to get the plot before it happens, aren't you?

leelee said...

OMG...I Think I can be Maria.


LOOK!!


What do you think??

VE said...

leelee - OMG, you COULD be Maria. Remember though, this is a tragedy tale so perhaps you wouldn't want to transform yourself just yet...

Great pic though.

leelee said...

oh c'mon VE you can plainly see that I am all about drama right? 8-)

Just give a shot..I think I could do it.

lol..

VE said...

leelee - Sorry dear, the casting was last week. I posted it down on my sidebar using the same font color as the background; I'm surprised you didn't see it...

Serena Joy said...

Yeah, okay, VE, you caught me trying to get a peek at the inside skinny. That's okay, though. Leelee can do Maria. I want to play Pinky Tuscadero when you do "Grease.":)

VE said...

sj - Excellent, the Grease Roll is yours. Perhaps I should recast Grease as a high school gangsta setting in one of the worst LA schools and remix the music as Hip Hop and Rap. Now that would be a stretch assignment...

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I love the songs! And that photo of McCain with the chest hair makes me hot.

VE said...

arizona - Welcome. Thanks. How could McCain not have chest hair!

the frogster said...

"I want to drop bombs on Pakistan,
they don't read the Psalms out in Pakistan!"

GC said...

I love that pic on the side of the puppy
*sighs dreamily*

Serena Joy said...

Oh, thank you! You are so good to me. I can see this working in a LA/Hip-Hop setting. Of course, if you want to stick with the political theme, D.C. could work equally well.:-)

VE said...

frogster - You could drop Psalms on Pakistan...

gc - That's actually a baby polar bear, but yes, he looks quite happy.

sj - True, it would.

RED MOJO said...

Very Funny stuff! I love political humor, and musicals, so you hit the jackpot my friend. The picture made me howl.

VE said...

red mojo - Yeah, I never realized how many people love political musicals. It's a mystery...sort of like Nascar and wrestling.

Jeff said...

Thanks VE... I'll be singing show tunes in my head all night now!

Looking forward to part II...

VE said...

Jeff - No problem, glad I could help mess up your sleep. You know sleep is overrated anyway...

ChristineEldin said...

Scary and funny all at the same time.
:-)
:-O


Good rhyming scheme! (from a writerly pov)

VE said...

christine - All politics are scary...