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Mickey & Ricky

Posted by shanoah on May 25, 2008

In that case, why don’t I go ahead and post the Weird Al video I was talking about. I agree with you on the deer, btw, Sean. That’s one of the reasons why I really liked the book “Through the Ice” (by Robert Kornwise & Piers Anthony). Of course, it affects your reading of a book when you know that the original author is dead, and that the co-author rewrote larrge sections of text and completed it, too.

Anyways, on to my Weird Al video for the day:

Hey Ricky – Weird Al Yankovic

Here we are with “Hey Ricky”, Weird Al’s parody of “Mickey”. It’s one of these parodies that I think came out better then the original.

The actress playing Lucy in the video is the same person doing her voice in the song, Tress MacNeille. You may know her from the Simpsons, Futurama, Animaniacs, Tiny Tunes, Chip & Dales Rescue Rangers, or a dozen other places. She’s obviously a very skilled voice actress. She’s even in Fallout 1 & 2!

Minor quibble some people may catch: one line of he song states “every day’s a rerun and the laughter’s always canned”. The laughter on “I Love Lucy” wasn’t canned, it was live.

Mickey – Toni Basil

And here is the original song. And the music video for it, with various cheerleaders who would no doubt not be accepted in tryouts if they were actually trying out to become a chearleader. I kind of like the song, even if it is a bit repetitive, but I can’t really say too much for this music video.

Though, would you believe Toni Basil is 39 in this video? I suppose all that makeup helps…

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2 Responses to “Mickey & Ricky”

  1. […] Mickey & Ricky […]

  2. Sexy said

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Sexy.

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