Sunday, February 24, 2008

And the award for best improvisation of a dirty song goes to.....

Painted Maypole!

Oh... Wow. Thanks. I really wasn't expecting this at all. It's such an honor to win the first ever award of this kind. I was sure the award would go to Wayne Brady. I wonder... was it my song about going to Disney World, where I rhymed about Mickey the Runt? Or perhaps it was my song about being a pilot, and coming in my cockpit? Although really anyone could have come up with those. Maybe it was my rather inspired turn about being a trailer inspecting Fema Agent. And I must confess, the song about playing the tuba was a bit difficult... singing that bit about polishing an instrument with my in-laws in the audience. At any rate, it's truly an honor to have you acknowledge my work. It's my privilege to share my dirty lyrics with you night after night. I have to thank the director and musical director, who taught me to trust my own voice and gave me the freedom to get as filthy as possible, and my fabulous castmates, who continue to inspire me with their own dirty rhymes. Thank you to my parents, who never would have let me say such things at home (although Dad did once give Mom a screw in her Christmas stocking...) but laughed heartily when they saw the show. And of course, I would be nothing without my audience and their brilliant suggestions, such as "swallowing a cat." Because with a pussycat as your inspiration, the dirty lyrics practically write themselves. Thank you.

This Post was a Monday Mission. This week's mission is to write your post in the style of an award acceptance speech. If you choose to play along, put a link to your award acceptance post in the widget below. And don't forget to thank ME.

17 comments:

Mary G said...

And well deserved.

This is really vintage Maypole! Lovely.

Seriously, thank you so much for doing this. It's one of the highlights of my week.

Angela said...

LOL!!! I love it... and so fitting!

Emily said...

Hahahaha, MP! No one deserves it more.

Hope you're feeling better.

Mary Beth said...

This is a great post. I find myself, conciously and subconciously cleaning my mind before visiting my parents. And I try to keep my blog as clean as possible, just in case they decide to read it.

Family Adventure said...

He, he....this was hilarious!

Heidi

Alex Elliot said...

That was the best acceptance speech I've ever heard! Very funny! I particularly liked the part about your in laws being in the audience.

the dragonfly said...

You are so funny!!! Still wishing I could see your show.. *sigh*

I was going to play along with the Monday Mission this week...but I'm still under the weather. Stupid sinus infection.

Are you feeling better?

Luisa Perkins said...

Your play sounds so hysterical!

Mad Hatter said...

Purile humour, in my humble opinion, is one of the highest forms of art. It sounds to me like this was an award well earned.

Julie Pippert said...

LOL...that's great!

Beck said...

Hahaha.
And that play sounds like SO much fun!

ewe are here said...

heh heh

Brilliant.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

LOL, this was much better than most of the speeches I heard last night!

slouching mom said...

brilliant.

you rocked this, as you always do.

alejna said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award. Too bad we don't get audio versions of the songs to go with this...

Kathryn said...

That is hilarious! You filthy woman, you! ;)

niobe said...

You know that we're all dying to hear just a few of your dirty lyrics....