the great Luke Ski, featuring Devo Spice, Insane Ian, & Bud Sharpe - It's Good To Be The King

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From the FuMP .com, 8/29/2010:

The short short version: Run DMC covers the career of Mel Brooks.

The short version: Recently on my podcast Bad Rapport, I read off a list of 11 song parody ideas I had come up with over the past 16 years that I never got around to doing. I told the listeners to leave comments for the episode telling me which ones they think I should do, and titled the episode "U Pick Luke's FuMP"! In the following 2 episodes their feedback was tabulated and the top 3 song ideas were established. Of those three, this song was the least expensive to produce. Yep, I'm kinda broke, I got a wedding next month to help pay for.

"It's Good To Be The King" is a parody of the song "Down With The King" by Run DMC, featuring Pete Rock and CL Smooth, and covers the career of comedy legend Mel Brooks. That's 13 movies, plus his work on albums, TV, and Broadway, from 1961 to the present. And since Run DMC had guest vocalists on the original, it's only fitting for me to enlist the help of fellow Brooks fans Devo Spice, Insane Ian, and Bud Sharpe of Possible Oscar to give my creation liiiiiife!, as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein would say. Music and mastering by Jam Master Jared Ringold.

The long version: Listen to Episodes 17, 18, and 19 of Luke and Carrie's Bad Rapport.

So pass the beans, and excuse me while I whip this out.

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"It's Good To Be The King"
A parody of "Down With The King" by Run DMC feat. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, about the movies and career of Mel Brooks
Parody lyrics by the great Luke Ski
© 2010 Luke Sienkowski


Mademoiselle Rimbaud: Just spoil me! Humiliate me! Only do it! Do it! Hump! Hump! Hump!
Jacques: *whistles* It's good to be the king!

Opening Chorus:
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!

King Louis XVI: It's good to be the king! - It's good to be the king! -
It's good to be the king!
Rabbi Tuchman: It's good to be the king!

Verse 1: (Luke Ski)
[1961-1973: The 2000 Year Old Man,
Get Smart, The Producers, The Twelve Chairs]
Down with Mel Brooks, the king comedy hero stands,
Ever since Reiner spoke to the 2000 Year Old Man.
Start with Get Smart, causin' CHAOS so much grief.
86 is out of CONTROL. [Maxwell Smart: "Sorry about that, Chief".]
Cuttin' much looser, Producers know how to really shock.
Doom fills the room, Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock.
'Springtime For Hitler' should have made the people grous,
But those hotsy totsy Nazis started bringing down the house.
It's always hysterical, and wet, and in pain,
Whether Zero and Wilder, or Broderick and Lane.
Twelve Chairs, one with jewels, some men with no scruples,
Getting drunk with 'two Russians, one rubel'.

1st Chorus:
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!

King Louis XVI: It's good to be the king!
Leo Bloom: Blue blanket! Give me my blue blanket! AaAaAaHh!
Taggart: What in the wide, wide, world of sports is-a goin' on here?

Verse 2: (Devo Spice)
[1974: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein]
Long long ago, in the old West,
Bart wore a tin star on his chest.
With the Waco Kid, finger on the trigger,
But Rock Ridge flipped, because the sherrif is a (*bell clang*)
'Harrumph harrumph harrumph!' is what the governor said, he
Told the bad guy Heddy Lamarr. [Hedley Lamarr: "That's Hedley!"]
What Taggart and Mongo learned soon of course,
Was never underestimate the power of the schwartz.
Meanwhile in Transylvania, what an eyesore.
Dr. Fronkensteen met Inga and I-gor.
Pretty soon Fred reanimated the dead.
His manner's informal, 'cause his brain's Abby Normal.
The monster scared Kemp and the villagers to bits.
But before too long, they were "Puttin On The Ritz".
His bride was a looker who liked is schwanzstucker,
And don't forget FRAU BLUCHER! (*horse whinny*)

2nd Chorus:
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!

King Louis XVI: It's good to be the king!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstien: Sed-a-give?!
Josephus: Aw, seize this, honkus!
Court Spokesman: Remember, thou art mortal!
Marcus Vindictus: Oh, blow it out your ass!

Verse 3: (Insane Ian)
[1975-1986: Silent Movie, High Anxiety,
History of the World: Part I, To Be Or Not To Be]
Mel's having some fun, big stars do his schtick.
He'll make a film with no sound that's full of slapstick.
He had some High Anxiety, a pooping bird flock.
That psycho bell boy can suck his Hitchcock. [Brophy: "I got it!"] (*thud!*)
Next he did a testament to History. (*break!*)
He brought us some commandments that were once fifteen. [Moses: "Ten!"]
Josephus danced his way into a big orgy,
Until he flunked the eunuch test, and then he had to flee.
The Spanish Inquisition you would never expect,
All the singing they are bringing while they're wringing your neck.
The dumb scum of France [Madame DeFarge: "Fronce"] on Bastille Day
Is after Count De Money. [Count DeMoney: " Dee-Moe-Nay! Dee-Moe-Nay!"]
Was a french piss boy mench without a drop of wealth.
And in 'To Be Or Not To Be', he said, 'Heil myself'! [Col. Erhardt "Schultz!"]
His Hamlet's a disgrace, but he's in Der Feuhrer's face,
Put Hitler in his place, and up next is Jews In Space!

3rd Chorus:
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!

King Louis XVI: It's good to be the king!
Comicus: When you die at the palace, you really die at the palace!
Col. Sanders: Get me the videocassette of "Spaceballs: The Movie"!

Verse 4: (Bud Sharpe)
[1987-present: Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men In Tights,
Dracula: Dead And Loving It, Broadway Musicals)
Once upon a time warp, out in the stars,
Druish princesses drove flying cars.
Dark Helmet was a nerd in a big garbage can.
Lone Starr's gotta Barf! [Sean Connery: "You're the dog now, man!"]
Yogurt's merchandising's coming out of his big ears,
So why are there no Spaceballs action figures?
Lone Starr wed Vespa and beat that fake Sith dude. [Dark Helmet: "Aaah!"]
Dot needs a tissue, May the Schwartz be with you. [Dinks: "Dink!"]
If you think that Life Stinks, just like Blinkin' who blinks,
Straight from Sherwood, it's Wesley- Robin Hood!
Must pick the lock on the girl he's betrothing.
Merry Men are loathing wearing women's clothing.
Achoo is the new black sherrif, I reckon.
Defeat Dracula who looks just like Frank Drebin.
On Broadway, Mel keeps it gay, and someday his muse it will
Hopefully lead to making 'Spaceballs: The Musical'!

4th Chorus:
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!
It's good to be the king! It's good to be the king!

King Louis XVI: It's good to be the king!
Yogurt: May the Schwartz be with yooooouuuu!
Max Bialystock: When you've got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Buddy's Singers: Throw out your hands! Stick out your tush!
Hands on your hips! Give them a push! You'll be surprised,
you're doing the French Mistake! VOILA!! (*dancer trips up*)
Director Buddy Bizarre: All right, CUT! WROOOONG! (*whop!) Okay, just watch me, it's so simple, you sissymearys! Gimmie the playback! And, watch, me,-

Igor: Walk this way!
Sheriff of Rottingham: Walk this way!
Igor: Walk this way!
Miriam: Walk this way!
Luke Ski: She told me to-
Igor: Walk this way!
Sheriff of Rottingham: Walk this way!
Igor: Walk this way!
Miriam: Walk this way!

credits

from Be Amused By Me, track released August 29, 2010
Lyrics by the great Luke Ski
Vocals by the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Insane Ian, and Bud Sharpe of Possible Oscar
Music and mastering by Jam Master Jared Ringold.

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the great Luke Ski Burbank, California

"the great Luke Ski" is The Dr. Demento Show's most requested artist of the 21st Century. His parodies and original songs about pop-culture have made him a favorite performer at fandom conventions all across the country. Founding member of The Funny Music Project, aka 'the FuMP' .com .

I am a Storyboarder, Writer, & Voice-Over Actor at Cartoon Network. The opinions expressed here are mine alone.
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