Monday, December 05, 2005

Doo Doooooooo Bedoodoo

No matter how bad a mood you may be in, no matter how life has got you down. Clicking this link will make everything better.


Impossibly catchy song (get the mp3 here), fluffy pink alien cows (apparently called "snowths"), dirty hipster scat-singing muppets, cameos by Kermit and godfathers of snark Statler and Waldorf. Two and a half minutes well-spent.

I have always loved this goofy little song. So much so that back in our Plastic days Jason and I sought out the song's origins. Does the fact that "Mah Na Mah Na" was originally composed as part of the score to 1970's swedish art-house porn (link is perfectly work safe) diminish from its brilliance? I say no. I enjoy the fact that Henson was well aware of the song's origins when he decided to use it.

More Google goodness, a page tracking the history of the Mahna Mahna character (yes that's apparently the hipster vocalist's name) as part of a larger treatise on the Hipsters v. Squares war played out on the Muppet Show and Sesame Street.

Coming Soon, My in-depth history of "Yakety Sax" aka the Benny Hill "chase the naughty ladies around in double time" Music


At 12/06/2005 2:25 PM, Blogger RabbitGirl said...

Hanauma Bay... Doodooodoodoodoo... Hanauma Bay... Doodoodoodoo.

Ah, memories.


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