Sunday, November 24, 2013

Comedian Benji Lovitt Offers "Thanksgivukkah Pie" Music Parody to Celebrate the Occasion


Because of the convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving Day this year, we're seeing lots of new music videos created for the occasion, by musicians and parodists old and new. 

We've been posting them as they come in, using some discretion to bring you only the ones we think are the best, and anticipating a reprise of all of them at the end of Chanukah to give you a chance to vote for the best one.

We were hoping that some of our favorite comedians and parodists would join the fun and we were very happy to see that Benji Lovitt, an American comedian who relocated to Israel seven years ago, has produced Thanksgivukkah Pie, a funny animated parody of American Pie. The original song, by by folk rock singer/songwriter Don McLean, was a number one hit in 1972. It's a recounting of the aftermath of the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. 

Just in case you want to add some fun to your Thanksgiving celebration by singing Benji's song, we're including the lyrics just below the video.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.) 




A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that oil used to last a while
And I knew if it made it eight
Then Jews would get to celebrate
And then we’d be rejoicing with a smile

But this year’s just unprecedented
A holiday that’s so demented
Chanukkah plus turkey
It doesn’t get more quirky

I can’t remember if I cried
From Jewish and American pride
My apple pie is extra fried
The day the chags collide

CHORUS:
So try my new Thanksgivukkah pie
It’s delicious, not nutritious, and it’s so good you’ll cry
Like soofganyot, it is super deep-fried
So don’t eat more than one or you’ll die, don’t eat more than one or you’ll die

Now the Pilgrims stood up to the Greeks
And the Maccabees threw such a feast
Or maybe I mixed up my facts

When we eat the dreidel, it gobbles loud
And we spin the turkey which wobbles proud
I think I’ve lost my mind, got to relax

Let’s appreciate this special day
With the Macy’s Hanukkah Parade
The floats are on the go
Nes gadol haya po….SHAAAAAM!

So gather round with all your friends
Sing Maoz Tzur until the end
And stuff yourself, I recommend
The day the chags collide


CHORUS:
So try my new Thanksgivukkah pie
It’s delicious, not nutritious, and it’s so good you’ll cry
Like soofganyot, it is super deep-fried
So don’t eat more than one or you’ll die, don’t eat more than one or you’ll die