Sunday, November 18, 2007


I had heard tell of this little song sheet making the rounds at picket locations, but it wasn't until Friday night when I was at the guild for my van loading shift (which basically entailed me emptying a supply van for a picket location and reloading it) that I was able to procure one of these first hand.

Here are the inspirational lyrics that some 'scribe' 'penned' to the tune of YMCA by The Village People. (Am I going to get in trouble for using Variety slang since they supposedly side with the studios?)

WRITER, there's no need to feel down.
I said, WRITER, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, WRITER, 'cause you're not going down.

WRITER, there's a place you can go.
I said, WRITER, when they're talkin' your dough.
You can join us, and be sure you will find
Fair pay, health care, pension, and welfare.

It's great to be in the W-G-A
It's great to be in the W-G-A

We write everything
from the news to the soaps
We write all the late night jokes!

It's great to be in the W-G-A
It's great to be in the W-G-A

We script "unscripted" shows
We write clever comebacks
We won't take no stinkin' rollbacks

AMP-TEEP, are you listening to me?
I said, AMP-TEEP, what do you want to be?
I said, AMP-TEEP, we can make real your dreams
But you've got to know this one thing!

NO ONE does it all by himself.
If you want OSCARS on your office shelf,
Then just GIVE US our fair share of the pice
Or let NICK COUNTER do your rewrites!

It's great to be in the W-G-A
It's great to be in the W-G-A

and so on and so forth it continues on from here. I appreciate the sentiment of doing this, but could we perhaps make it to something a little more modern? Perhaps a former staffer on Welcome Back Kotter is responsible for these. I mean when was the last time you heard YMCA in public, or even on the radio? Not that I'm certain you could successfully do one of these with Justin Timerlake's SexyBack. I'm bringing residuals back. (Yeah!) These AMPTP peeps just don't know how to act...

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