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Being Lady Gaga (For A Night)

GagaSklarI don’t usually write about my extra-Mediaite activities in this space, but it does fit in with my Lady Gaga fascination, and I might as well pre-empt any mockery that may ensue. Also, I’m auditioning for Styleite. Those boots are RAD.

Anyhow, those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed frequent exhortations to come out to see Good For The Jews, a very funny comedy duo performing a show with some very funny guest comedians. I was supposed to be one of those guests. Before blogging (and, incidentally, before the Internet), I did a lot of performing – sketch comedy, camp shows and amateur theater with an emphasis on “amateur” – and prudently opted to pursue an alternate career path. Very infrequently I’ll still do a little something here or there. Last night was one of those times.

As you can figure out from the photo above, I took on the (as it turns out) ambitious task of spoofing Lady Gaga — as the more thematic “Lady Jew-Ga” (singing my version of “Bad Romance” as the more thematic “Bad Shiksa”). A little lesson in Jew-stuff: A “shiksa” is a Yiddish word referring to a non-Jewish woman, more colloquially imagined as a blonde object of fascination for nice Jewish boys. I decided to do my take on the Bad Romance song and video, along with 8 of the best shiksa backup dancers I know (well, they were 15/16ths shiksa – half-Jews, represent!). I was joined onstage by a truly outstanding troupe of dancers: Alli Mooney, Brooke Moreland, Jesse Barton, Andrea Rosen, Julia Kaganskiy, Jeffrey Perkins, Kat Haddon and last-minute pinch-hitter Drew Grant, who was called into service at 1:52 a.m. the night before and stepped up rather awesomely. My man-toy of the piece was comedian Seth Herzog (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), who was way more sexy-dangerous than the guy in he video and whom I did not incinerate following the event (Bad Romance video essential for getting many of these references may be found here.) Alas, we weren’t able to work in any product placement. Better luck next time, Manischewitz.

Anyhow, here it is – the lyrics are below the video, and a few photos are below that (thanks to photographer Mo Pitz for her amazing work). Thanks to Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin for inviting me to participate, and to fellow performers Seth, Morgan Murphy (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon) and DeLeon (JDub Records) for how tolerant they were of how we took over the green room with sequins, wigs and up-til-the-last-second rehearsing. Oh, and also, thanks to Diane Savino for the inspiration. You’ll know it when you see it.

p.s. I hope I don’t offend anyone Oh yeah, I should add: NSFW!
p.p.s. Lady Jew-Ga and The Bad Shiksa Dancers are available for weddings and bar mitvahs.



Bad Shiksa – Rachel Sklar
To “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
(sing along here)

Rah-rah-ra-na-na!
Ra-na-Chanukah!
Ga-ga-Haftorah
I’m your Bad Shiksa

Rah-rah-ra-na-na!
Ra-na-na-Shema
Ga-ga-Aliyah
I’m your Bad Shiksa

I want your Jewfro
You hot Macabee
I’ll light your candles
‘Cause you’re Chosen by me
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

I want your matzah
Your bagels and lox
I want your help when I am picking out stocks

I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I like Jews
And you know that I need Jews
I want it bad, I’m your Bad Shiksa

I want your lovin’
Don’t you know who I am?
I’m your dream, I’ll be your Bad Shiksa
I want your lovin’
And I taste good with ham
You know me, I’m just a Bad Shiksa

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught with a Bad Shiksa
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
Hot for a Bad Shiksa

Ra-ra-ra-na-na!
Ro-ma-yarmulke!
Ga-ga-Haggadah!
I’m your Bad Shiksa

I want your horah
I kvell for your kiss
I want that scrap of skin you lost at your bris
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

I’ll dress up jappy, I’ll dress up all frum
I’ll call you Shabbos and pretend I’m your mom
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

You know that I want Jews
(‘Cause I’m a trayf bitch baby! )
I’m just a bad, I’m a Bad Shiksa

I want your loving
Don’t you know who I am
You know me, I am a Bad Shiksa
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh! )
I want your loving
And I taste good with ham
Come and see about this Bad Shiksa

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught with a Bad Shiksa
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
Hot for a Bad Shiksa

Ra-ra-na-na-na
Ba-ba-ruch-atah
Ga-ga-Hatikvah
I’m your Bad Shiksa

Kvetch, kvetch, kosher baby
Work it, drive your rabbi crazy
Kvetch, kvetch, kosher baby
Work it I’m a trayf bitch, baby

I want your love
On Shabbat after dark
I want your scroll
Hidden deep in my ark

Anee rotza
Le za yen otcha
Baruch Hashem –
I don’t wanna be friends
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
I don’t wanna be friends
(Caught with a Bad Shiksa)
I don’t wanna be friends!
(Caught with a Bad Shiksa)
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Want your fat Kishka!
I’m a Bad Shiksa!

I want your loving
Don’t you know who I am?
You know me, I am your Bad Shiksa
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
I want your lovin’
And I taste good with ham
Come to me, I am your Bad Shiksa

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
I’m your Bad Shiksa!
I’m your Bad Shiksa!
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh!
I’m your Bad Shiksa!
I’m your Bad Shiksa!

Ra-ra-na-na-na
Ra-na Chanuka
Ra-na-na-Torah
I’m a Bad Shiksa

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