One song, many spoofs

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    I'm sure most of you know the Modern Major-General Song from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.

    Here's a performance of it:

    Just for fun I looked for spoofs of it on YouTube. It takes a lot of words to make your own version of this patter song. I'm sure that many of us geeks know Tom Lehrer's The Element Song but I found many other takes on the song too.

    Here are some spoofs I came across, some of them so-so and some pretty good. (I omitted the worst of 'em; you're welcome.)
    Do you know other good spoofs of the Modern Major-General Song?

    Do you know other frequently spoofed songs we could play this game with?
     
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    i've actually never heard this tune, but i def like the apple macbook pro one. the bill gates part is funny.
     
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    Another I came across: I Am the Very Model of a Princeton Seminarian
    I am the very model of a Princeton Seminarian.
    When I arrived, it's true, I was a boring Trinitarian;
    Confined within the constructs of my heritage confessional;
    But now I can equivocate just like a real professional.

    I've known the tension and the angst of circles hermeneutical;
    My quest for authenticity has been so therapeutical;
    I've been a fool; thought I was cool for being neo-orthodox;
    But now I've seen the light while dancing naked at the equinox.

    I used to think in black and white my doctrines Calvinistical;
    But now I know to claim absolute truth is egotistical;
    I thank thee, God, that I am not like Hodge predestinarian,
    I am the very model of a Princeton Seminarian.​

    There was apparently a spoof of the song by the Animaniacs, named I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual, but I can find only the audio, not the video.
     
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    Political commentary to the tune of our favorite song:

     

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