Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Song - Adam Sandler

Artist: Adam Sandler
Song: Thanksgiving Song
Year: 1993
Album: They're All Gonna Laugh At You!

When I was younger, I used to watch everything that Adam Sandler did. From television to movies and other assorted appearances, Adam seemed to be everywhere at once. One thing I loved was his songs on Weekend Update. I would get a big kick out of them. Some cast members ended up resenting Adam for stealing air time. I don't say I could blame them. I'd be pissed too if one of my sketches was cut at the last minute for some stupid song that was made up on the spot.

If you really think about it, most of Adam Sandler's song were so stupid that a one year old chimpanzee could have written them. That doesn't mean that they lack charm. I think it was the charm of Adam Sandler that sold these songs. I can't imagine Denis Leary singing this stuff. There was something about Adam's stage persona that made you believe that he was like this all the time.

I'm glad that he's branching out in his movie roles. He can't play the buffoon forever. Adam just passed forty a few years ago. It's time to settle down for more serious roles. The comedy can still be there, just not the frat boy type of humor that originally made him a star.

For years, I used to play this song on Thanksgiving. That tradition has waned in recent years, but I still play it if I remember. It's not a requirement anymore. I've moved on. I've matured. That doesn't mean that I can't go back, now and then. It just means that I won't be blasting this at 9:30 in the morning to amuse my co-workers anymore.

"They wanna hear the thanksgiving song! All right.."
"This is uhh, This is the Thanksgiving Song"
"I hope you enjoy it."

Love to eat turkey
Love to eat turkey

Shout from Crowd: "I love you Adam!"
Adam Sandler: "Ohhh, I love you!"
Love to eat turkey
'Cause it's good
Love to eat turkey
Like a good boy should
'Cause it's turkey to eat
So good

Adam Sandler: "That clappin's messing my head up man. I appreciate it. But I was trying to think of the next line and all I hear is clapping. Here we go... Thanks anyways"

Turkey for me
Turkey for you
Let's eat the turkey
In my big brown shoe
Love to eat the turkey
At the table
I once saw a movie
With Betty Grable
Eat that turkey
All night long
Fifty million Elvis fans
Can't be wrong
Turkey lurkey doo and
Turkey lurkey dap
I eat that turkey
Then I take a nap

Thanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say Dynomite
That's right
Turkey with gravy and cranberry
Can't believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry
Turkey for you and
Turkey for me
Can't believe Tyson
Gave that girl V.D.

White meat, dark meat
You just can't lose
I fell off my moped
And I got a bruise
Turkey in the oven
And the buns in the toaster
I'll never take down
My Cheryl Tiegs poster
Wrap the turkey up
In aluminum foil
My brother likes to masturbate
With baby oil
Turkey and sweet potato pie
Sammy Davis Jr.
Only had one eye

Turkey for the girls and
Turkey for the boys
My favorite kind of pants
Are corduroys
Gobble gobble goo and
Gobble gobble gickel
I wish turkey
Only cost a nickel
Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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