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In the movie, "The Jerk", starring Steve Martin, there is a scene where Navin sings a song in the bathtub that he just wrote. It's just him splashing around and singing for his girlfrind in the next room. Well, I got the idea to take it and turn it into a full-fledged musical epic.

Here's an audio clip of the scene in the movie where you can hear the original:
http://www.moviewavs.com/cgi-bin/mp3s.cgi?Jerk=thurmas.mp3

I kicked it up a notch. All in tribute to a damn funny man, Steve Martin, and his masterpiece film, "The Jerk".
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Lyrics
Oh I'm picking out a thermos for you
not an ordinary thermos for you
but the extra best thermos you can buy
with vinyl and stripes and a cup built right in

I'm picking out a thermos for you
and maybe a barometer too
and what else can I buy
so on me you'll rely
a rear end thermometer too
Song Stats
Hits: 26937
Comments: 39
Fans: 22
Plays: 7774
Downloads: 877
Votes: 32
Uploaded: Apr 22, 2005 - 10:30:59 AM
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2005 - 01:55:35 AM Last Played: Sep 20, 2017 - 07:10:53 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G5, Line 6 POD, M-Audio USB, Audio Technica MB4000C mic, Westbury electric guitar
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Comments
Tom Atwood said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Greenstone North American Men's Chorus
How you came up with this is beyond me. When did the
light bulb go off? or come on?

Your execution of this unusual idea is inspired. How many
of you are there in this piece?

I don;t know what else to say, except that this piece gave
me a lift. Excellent job, Mr. Greenstone, to you and all
your men.
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Peter Greenstone said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Greenstone North American Men's Chorus
Thanks, Tom.

There are some 15 layers of me singing as the choir. No pitch modulation
done. I used the matrix reverb set on medium hall to push it all back into the
space like a real choir.
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Kevensor said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Beatiful!
I had tears in my eyes....

Because I was laughing so damn much! Thank you for keeping things weird!

DL/10s! ( And you freakin deserve every one of them)
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Stun Nutz said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
This is classic.
Now you need to make a video, featuring this new
version of the song with synchronized swimming,
confetti explosions, spotlights, a chorus of popes
and more! You should have made it even longer!
What a blast.
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Peter Greenstone said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
This is classic.
Thanks. Believe me, I have those visuals in mind. Scene starts out with
Nathan by himself singing in the tub in a small bathroom set in a pool of light
on an otherwise dark stage. He sings the first round of the song. But then
the set opens up, the tub sliding off to the side. Lights come up as a choir
marches forward, dancers in giant thermos outfits twirl onto stage. Angels
swing in from wires above the stage, pyrotechnics go off (pop, boom, flash!),
a hi-kicking line of girls crosses the stage, glitter and confetti fall from
above, Steve comes out on stage now wearing a white tux with cane and top-
hat, riding a small elephant, doves are released and fly out over the
audience.... oh, GOD, YES! OHHH the GLORY!!!!!! YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!
Ends with everyone posed with their arms and hands stretched out. Blackout.
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_nderscore said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)

wow
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koolpaw said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Excuuuusse Me!!!!!
OMG
Hers the song for the WILD and CRAZY guy

STEVE MARTIN!!!!! woooohoooooo
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said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Did you know...
...that there is a vacuum in a thermos bottle? Or did it
escape into your head? You are crazy, just like Stevo. The
only thing that could bring logic or reason to this song
would be to export it to Logic or Reason. I love it. I wish I
had thought of this.
_nderscore said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
new genre?
i think you're onto something here: alt-rock/showtune/
comedy/big band/chorale.. if he was singing about losing
his thermos, you could add country/western

why stop here?
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Peter Greenstone said 4530 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
new genre?
Great idea, _nder. How about a version sung in different languages like the
"It's a Small World" song.
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Magritte said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
This made my day.
You are clearly insane. This is fabulous.
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thetiler said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
great job
nice work getting everything in there.

Great going
Thanks for shariing


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BlackLily said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
happy
this makes me very happy


i will download and sing it and wash it and feed it and love
it...
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UncleSamwich said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
You random SOB!
Sometimes I wish the movie The Jerk was 4 million
hours long, and everything else could wait while I
watched it. You earned your cup of Pizza on this one!


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Peter Greenstone said 4530 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
You random SOB!
That movie never gets old for me. I hear there is a new special edition DVD
out now, but I can't find it, only the crappy pan-and-scan cruddy version.
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Magritte said 4534 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
By the way...
...I seriously think you should track down Steve Martin's management and send this to him.
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I. Spike said 4533 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
All I need is this chair and this....
How could you not love this freaking sawng!!! "I laughed,
I cried. It was better than Cats."
I think ya made me wet me trousers a bit lad... God love
those depends.
More men's choral pieces I say.
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Peter Greenstone said 4530 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
All I need is this chair and this....
Thanks. I'll certainly break out my men's choir voice again some day.
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Cantor said 4533 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
YES YES YES!!!
FANTASTIC! Please do the Grandmother Song next!!
Please!!!!
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Joanna said 4532 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
Fantastic!
What an enormous production! I love it! Great singing,
wondrous arrangement -- great job!
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jgurner said 4532 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
I really think...
...you should get one of those thermoses (thermi?) that
fits into the top of one of those big black lunch boxes the
construction workers use.

That would be great.
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aclarke said 4531 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Greenstone Tabernacle Choir
When does the tour start? Because I would pay money to
see you attempt this live.

Great song, Peter- very funny and extremely well
organized.
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said 4531 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
The New PHONE BOOK'S HERE!
Glad you decided to post this.

I love the "And a cup built right in" part. Rocks.

I used to sing this to my wife all the time.

She laughed really hard at this.
Jim Bouchard said 4530 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
isn't this a cover?
Not to pour cold water in your bathtub, but isn't this a cover and thus not allowed here? I guess rules are made to be broken... oh well. Pretty clever.
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RochaMalhada said 2480 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
covers
Several people do it here all the time, and most of their songs posted are copyright covers. Why not? At least Peter pegged it with "Comedy-Satire-Parody"
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Emily Rohm said 4529 days ago (April 27th, 2005)
Yea!
This makes me happy! Very Monty Pythonish. Can't believe
that whole chorus is you! Nice!
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eleveneyes said 4529 days ago (April 27th, 2005)
THIS
is the BEST thing since rear end thermometers!

Navin R. Johnson was my hero.
Now YOU are Peter Greenstone!

Great Job! Thanks.
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alley-oop said 4528 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Any fan
of Steve Martin is a cat in the plus column of my book,
that goes for your entire choir, too!
Thanks, with a tip from my little glasses handle to you!
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Peter Greenstone said 4527 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Any fan
Thanks, ally-oop, and all you other folks for your comments. I tip my Opti-
Grabâ„¢ Right back at you.
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Dead End said 4527 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
Sonic boom!
Wow, man great work. Vocals and production are
awesome. Keep rocking!
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MiMi said 4527 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
LoL
I have'nt seen the movie but I was just laughing as I
visualized Steve martin singing this. Thanks for the
comedic moment!
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said 4524 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
Glad You Posted This, Peter
I enjoy this very much. Hell of a production here.
aclarke said 4501 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Musical Zoloft
as one of their MJ favorites. I felt compelled to listen
again. I recommend this become required listening
wherever people are being treated for clinical depression.
Still an awesome tune!
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ledebutant said 4440 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
How about a sequel?
You could call it All I Need is This.

This is pants-wettingly funny. BTW, this week's Entertainment Weekly reviews the new DVD, so it must have just come out.
Peter Greenstone said 4440 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
How about a sequel?
Thanks, ledebutant. Cool! The new DVD's are here! The new DVD's are here!!!

Actually, I'd love to do a cover duet of "Tonight You Belong To ME".
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Daugrin said 2480 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
Non Too Soon
We have been needing this, you gotta stop holding back.
I am going to have a great day now!

Daug
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RochaMalhada said 2480 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
Quite funny
Peter, this had me laughing all the way through - good one

. - Harold
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2480 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
thermos
definately an amusing sound to the vocals, made me grin. this is pretty crazy and amazing stuff. it ended too soon, i wanted more. theres just something great about a tune done like this. cheers
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PaulaMunk said 2245 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Are you
the lost member of Monty Python's Flying Circus?
that was great. All 15 of you can sing. Thanks.
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