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3.14159/Pi

This parody (written by Greg Crowther) is sung to the tune of "867-5309/Jenny" (written by A. Call and J. Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone).


Lyrics

Jenny Jenny, look at that homework;
I see your method, and I'm afraid it won't work.
You study hard, but now you've reached the stage
Where you're just staring at the circles on the page.

Jenny, what is this number?
Tell me how it's defined.
Jenny, plug in this number:
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)

Jenny Jenny, you should know better;
This is not just another Greek letter.
It's a term that relates two important parameters;
If you know the circumference, you can find the diameter.

Jenny, you need this number;
You should keep it in mind.
Jenny, plug in this number:
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)

You got it, you got it, you got it!
You got the answer -- take a look.
You got it, you got it, you got it!
It's in the back -- it's in the back of the book.

Jenny, what is this number?
Tell me how it's defined.
Jenny, plug in this number:
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)

Jenny Jenny, look at these problems.
(Three point one four one five nine.)
Aren't you glad you know how to solve them?
(Three point one four one five nine.)
Three point one four one five nine.
(Three point one four one five nine.)
[repeat and fade]


Comments

In Tutone's tune, the singer is obsessed with a woman named Jenny whose name and number he found on a wall someplace: "For a good time, call Jenny, 867-5309." He loves talking to her on the phone but never meets her. In my version, the singer and Jenny have a more normal relationship; he simply helps her with her geometry homework.

These lyrics were published in issue #3 of Nth Degree magazine (September 2002).