Comedian Randy Rainbow's career satirizing politics through new, cutting lyrics to show tunes has brought him praise from the likes of Stephen Sondheim. But as Rainbow (yes, that's his real name) sees it, he hopes people see what he's really trying to do – "be as much of a spoonful of sugar as I can in these troubling times, use comedy as my weapon of choice and get people to laugh instead of cry and sing instead of scream." Here's a look at a few of his greatest hits.
Parody Title: "I Won't Vote Trump!"
Original Song: "I Won't Grow Up" from "Peter Pan"
Message: That Rainbow won't, well, he won't vote for Trump.
Ingenious Lyric #1: "Don't waste your bad breath on me / I'd sooner cast my vote for Cardi B."
Ingenious Lyric #2: "I won't vote Trump / I don't want another four / and if someone steals my mailbox / I will build a hundred more."
Original Song: Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Soul" from "The Little Mermaid"
Message: The "scared" president "wallows in self-pity."
Ingenious Lyric #1: "The president says, 'cut out all the testing' / a notion health officials find bizarre/ but, see, he's terribly annoyed / by all the dead and unemployed / because he only cares about his own PR"
Ingenious Lyric #2: "All your wacky, racist rants / have every pundit, pro and poll / saying you'll lose your election / like you've lost your self-control"
Original Song: "The Jitterbug," which was edited out of "The Wizard of Oz"
Message: Calls Trump a coward for "hiding in the basement" when protestors showed up outside the White House.
Ingenious Lyric #1: "His Adderall kicks in / and since it makes him kinda hyper / he acts like he's a big shot / but he's scared he'll wet his diaper"
Ingenious Lyric #2: "A commander in chief / might address all the grief / and what's happening out in the streets / But he's only a clown / so he hides underground / and he sits on the toilet and tweets"
Original Song: "A Spoonful of Sugar" from "Mary Poppins"
Message: The president suggests that a spoonful of Clorox makes your temperature go down.
Ingenious Lyric #1: "A politician who distracts / has very little time for facts / the scientists he's hired are perplexed / While Dr. Birx is 'bout to barf / and hang herself with her own scarf / he diatribes and recklessly prescribes"
Ingenious Lyric #2: "Some Pledge on your pancakes makes your coronavirus pass / if it gives you gas / try some beach in your beer and shove a flashlight up your a—"
Message: Rainbow is voicing his overwhelming love for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Ingenious Lyric #1: "Oh Andy, baby / you're so strong and rational / from now on I / identify / as Cuomosexual"
Ingenious Lyric #2: "Andy, can't ya see, I'm in quarantine / A nervous wreck / and scurred as heck / of CO-O-VID-19 / But you bring hope / when I can't cope / I guess I'm saying ay-ay-ay-oh, I / love you so, oh Andy"