Tony's Impossible Lunch (The Impossible Dream)

   

A parody of a song by Man of La Mancha.  A Collaboration by Jason Fuse in Los Angeles & Ken Fuson in Des Moines
Recorded: 10/20/2015  Released: 10/21/2015  First aired: 10/22/2015
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Lyrics

Ken posted this on the Ideas page, and I think the idea of Tony wanting to have lunch with Aaron Sorkin primarily so he can tighten up his scripts is really funny. Setting it to "The Impossible Dream" also seems very fitting. Great idea and lyrics Ken!

To eat the impossible lunch,
To meet the unreachable star,
To hope with unsinkable chutzpah,
To beg, if I must go that far.

To praise his unique way with words,
To show I ain't just chopped liver,
To explain how the Pulitzer board screwed me,
To say, "I still need you on my wall."

This is my quest.
To meet Aaron Sorkin.
No matter how often
He refuses my calls.

To dine for one night
With the writerly czar
I'd be willing to fly to his...
...let's not go that far.

And I know if he'd only say yes
To one Palm repast
That his scripts would be leaner and tight
Not a jabberfest.

And my life, would be ever so blessed,
To meet this man, applauded and lauded by all.
So I'll try once more, with my dignity ebbing,
"Dammit, Aaron, won't you please take my call?"

Parody of "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha

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Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
Fan-flipping-tastic! Congrats, Ken - great ideas and lyrics! Jason hittin' the NOTES!
601 days ago.
Hampton Nager in Dallas, TX
Wouldn't a Kornheiser musical be called "Korn!", Jerry? I can smell the schmaltz from Texas.
608 days ago.
Hampton Nager in Dallas, TX
Fresh blood rules. Well done you two. You can go big or go home, and nobody's going home today.
608 days ago.
John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Bravo Ken!
609 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
sweet! congrats, Ken. well deserved.
609 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Good job outta you Ken.
609 days ago.
Ken Fuson in Des Moines
My life is complete. Thank you, Jason!
609 days ago.
Anita from Alaska
Kornheiser: The Musical. That could be the theme for the next World Tour. Great job Jason
609 days ago.
judofuse in Atlanta
Thanks everyone, much appreciated! I've only recently discovered the fun of singing these due to doing jingles, as my musical past is primarily me playing in rock bands. I just tried to ham it up Broadway style best I could. I bet it wouldn't take much at this point to finish up a fake musical from all the already existing Broadway jingles.
609 days ago.
John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Wow, this week TK's Thursday show is just going to be Judofuse jingles. Any chance you were in this show sometime in your storied past, Jason? This cannot be the first time you have sung this song.
609 days ago.
Jerry in Annandale, VA
The big number before the intermission of "Kornheiser: The Musical!"
609 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
wow. the jingles have been off the chart this week! everyone is bringing serious quality to the site. Ken and Jason crushed this one too.
609 days ago.
Ken Fuson in Des Moines
Thanks for the kind words. Jason is amazing...it's better than I could have hoped for. Regardless of what happens, this has been a great thrill. You folks are amazingly talented. Thanks for sharing your gifts.
609 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
BIG note finish!!! GREAT!!!!!
609 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Bravo, brah....Bravo!!!!! Great lyrics, Ken.
609 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Ahem - the last note that last comment was supposed to say. Last night was pretty good too...
609 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
...let's not go that far. So good. The last night - epic. Like Daniel Murphy, yet another home run.
610 days ago.

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