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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Just Because It Never Gets Old

Hello my baby! Hello my honey! Hello my ragtime gal...


It is a truly great thing that if you spontaneously break out into a rendition of "Hello Ma Baby!" - everybody from a certain generation (read Kid Various, Mr. Scriblerus & Mr. Surly) just knows.

As sort of an unintended consequence, the frog's repretoire of songs - which was picked precisely because they were considered old fashioned and rather obscure - have gained a sort of immortality. In the age of 500 channels, Kid Various is unsure if today's children have even seen this cartoon, much less absorbed its sound track into their culture. What a tragedy that would be if they can't belt out a few bars of "I'm just wild about Harry."


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