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What's that Mel Gibson song?
February 20, 2010 2:39 PM   Subscribe

What's that "my brother knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Mel Gibson" song?

Both my sister and I remember hearing this song, probably in the early '90s. Rock song. Lyrics, as best as I can remember, are "My brother knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Mel Gibson!" Google isn't turning up much except a few references to the chorus, but no artist, song title or other lyrics. I've searched iTunes and Amazon MP3 Store for anything relating to Mel Gibson. The Braveheart soundtrack sure is good, but it's not this song. Anyone remember this? Any more clues that will help me find out what this song is?
posted by becoming to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
 
Longshot, but it's not TISM's "I Rooted A Girl Who Rooted A Guy Who Rooted A Girl Who Rooted Shane Crawford", is it?
posted by pompomtom at 3:03 PM on February 20, 2010


Adam Sandler sang this! I remember him doing it for the MTV awards I think.
posted by almostmanda at 3:16 PM on February 20, 2010


Based on the clues above and some persistent Googling, I'm going to say it's Adam Sandler's "Mel Gibson," performed, as far as I can tell, once and once only--at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards (as almostmanda rightly recollects). Here is MTV's own description of that year's Award Show, describing the song with predictable retrospective snark as "a tribute to a pre-crack-up Hollywood leading man called 'Mel Gibson;'" here is a picture of Sandler singing it.

No luck on finding a recording just yet, but I will keep at it, if for no other reason than to satisfy my own curiosity.
posted by MimeticHaHa at 7:04 PM on February 20, 2010


I had come across the Adam Sandler info as well, and I don't disagree that he sang a song about Mel Gibson in 1996, but I'm not entirely convinced that this is the song I'm looking for. My sister and I both remember hearing it at a specific home, one which we moved from in 1994. That's not to say that we couldn't be misremembering it, but we both had the association with that home independently of each other. (I had already been thinking that we'd heard it there, and then she mentioned "I remember hearing it when we lived in Oakland".)

Obviously video or audio of the performance will tell us for sure. I'll keep on the lookout, and mention this to her to see if it rings any bells.

Thanks everyone for your work so far.
posted by becoming at 11:00 AM on February 21, 2010


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