History Music / TomLehrer

30th Jan '16 2:21:39 AM Ezclee4050
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* CheapHeat: Since ''That Was The Year That Was'' was recorded in San Francisco, he sings "the breakfast garbage that you throw into the bay, they drink at lunch in San Jose" in "Pollution" and gets an enthusiastic reaction from the crowd. The songbook ''Too Many Songs By Tom Lehrer'' suggests that anyone singing the song should similarly localize that line.
21st Jan '16 6:53:57 AM bt8257
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* ALoveToDismember: "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" "Masochism Tango".
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* ALoveToDismember: "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" "Masochism Tango".Mine", "TheMasochismTango".
12th Jan '16 10:26:05 AM CassandraLeo
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* YouMakeMeSic: In "Be Prepared", Lehrer admonishes young Boy Scouts, "Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell".
14th Nov '15 11:36:16 AM falcon2484
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* LethalChef: Referenced in "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier": -->Our old mess sergeant's taste buds had been shot off in the war.\\ But his savory collations add to our ''esprit de corps''.\\ To think of all the marvelous ways\\ They're using plastics nowadays.\\ It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!
21st Oct '15 6:07:30 PM NateTheGreat
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** Namely, the original song only has the following: debility, utility, mobility, possibility, probability, virility, fertility, desirability, liability, sterility, hostility, futility, agility, facility, senility, and ability. "Tomfoolery" adds: compatibility, fragility, advisability, durability, inflexibility, volatility, inconceivability, humility, nobility, puerility, indispensability, versatility, irresponsibility, juvenility, adorability, and imbecility.
25th Aug '15 9:50:53 AM bt8257
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He also wrote 10 songs for the children's educational series ''TheElectricCompany''.
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He also wrote 10 songs for the children's educational series ''TheElectricCompany''. ''Series/TheElectricCompany''.

* TakeThat: A ''lot'' of his songs are attacks on someone or something, but as already noted folk-singers have been a repeated target, and his "ode" to [[PunchclockVillain Wernher]] [[ForScience von Braun]] also stands out.
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* TakeThat: A ''lot'' of his songs are attacks on someone or something, but as already noted folk-singers have been a repeated target, and his "ode" to [[PunchclockVillain [[PunchClockVillain Wernher]] [[ForScience von Braun]] also stands out.
24th Jul '15 3:27:15 PM AnimeOtaku
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* TheUnfettered: According a review by the New York Times which he proudly quotes: "Mr Lehrer's muse is not fettered by such inhibiting factors as taste".
29th May '15 2:10:42 PM NWolfman
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[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic]] cites Tom Lehrer as one of his inspirations, while Creator/DrDemento has described him as "the greatest musical satirist of the 20th Century." Lehrer's own inspirations notably include Creator/GilbertAndSullivan and Music/ColePorter. Allegedly, he invented the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin_dessert#Gelatin_shots Jell-O shot]].
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[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic]] cites Tom Lehrer as one of his inspirations, while Creator/DrDemento has described him as "the greatest musical satirist of the 20th Century." Lehrer's own inspirations notably include Creator/GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, DannyKaye and Music/ColePorter. Allegedly, he invented the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin_dessert#Gelatin_shots Jell-O shot]].
3rd May '15 1:54:46 PM MarkLungo
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*** And frequently, DanielRadcliffe will dust off the song from memory when he's a guest on daytime, evening, and late-night talk-shows, so does that mean Lehrer also has [[Film/HarryPotter Diagon Alley]] cred to his name?
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*** And frequently, DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe will dust off the song from memory when he's a guest on daytime, evening, and late-night talk-shows, so does that mean Lehrer also has [[Film/HarryPotter Diagon Alley]] cred to his name?
30th Apr '15 7:39:09 PM Leenborg
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* FriendToPsychos: In My Home Town: --->I remember Sam, he was the village idiot\\ And though it seems a pity, it\\ Was so\\ He liked to burn down houses just to watch the glow\\ And nothing could be done\\ Because he was the mayor's son
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