“Snoopy The Dog” by The Great Luke Ski – Parody of “Who Am I” by Snoop Dogg – PLUS – Good Grief – An Awesome Fan Video

Cartoonist Charles M. Shulz would have turned 100 this week. He was the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all of The Peanuts gang.

I grew up watching The Charlie Brown holiday specials on TV. A few years ago I bought a DVD that includes several of the holiday specials. I’m glad I did because they don’t show these programs on TV anymore. I love to play the DVD but I kind of miss the yearly commercials.

We have a special affection for his cartoons in Minnesota. There are statues of the characters all over the Twin Cities Metro. It borders on mass hysteria.

To mark the occasion here is a great fan video. We play this song all the time on the live stream. The Great Luke Ski is an amazing parody artist. Everyone should check out his bandcamp site.

“U Can’t Botch This” by Micky Mouse & Friends – Parody of “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer – It’s Goofy

Today is Micky Mouse’s Birthday. He turns 94. We’ve got a crazy tune here to celebrate. It’s ironically called “Can’t Botch This”. It’s the only good track on an otherwise cringey kid’s album called Mickey Unrapped, released in 1994 back when he was still in his 60s.

As far as the album goes, they botched it. They really really botched it.

Unlike the rest of the album however, The Disney cartoon gang actually sounds believable performing this song. It cracked me up and I bet you will enjoy it too.

Happy Birthday Mickey!

courtesy of discogs

Season One of Wonder Woman Theme Song – The Best TV Show Theme of All Time

Some would say the Dr Who Theme is the best of all time. I think it’s number two. This is just a personal opinion. Just listen to this banger. Someone took the time to remaster the track and make it stereo in the example above. It’s from Season one of Wonder Woman starring Linda Carter which ran for three seasons starting in 1975.

The first season theme music is better than what they ended up going with for seasons two and three. The removed the lead vocal. I think that was a big mistake.

The show had an excellent intro animation to go with the song as well. Here it is. Classic.

Music by Charles Fox, Lyrics by Norman Gimbel

“Istanbul (not Constantinople)” by They Might Be Giants

Hooray!! It’s National Falafel Day! Nearly every Turkish restaurant (outside of Türkiye) offers this delicious fried chic-pea dish. Conversely, people living in Türkiye do not frequently consume the dish. It’s not really a Turkish food. Unlike in The Middle East, Falafel is not served as street food in The Republic.

The City of Istanbul was once called Constantinople. Türkiye was formerly known as Turkey. Now it’s Türkiye not Turkey. Why did Turkey get the works?

The version by They Might Be Giants appeared on the album Flood which was released in 1990. It also appeared in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

The song was first made famous in 1953 by The Four Lads.

The most recognizable landmark in The City of Istanbul would be the Haga Sofia. Below is a photo I found from “7 Interesting Facts About Haga Sofia“. First it was a Church then a Mosque. Then it became a Museum and then a Mosque again. They switch things up a lot.

Hagia Sophia domes and minarets in the old town of Istanbul, Turkey, on sunset

What food do you eat that has been wrongly lumped in with a certain culture’s cuisine? Tell us about it in the comments.

-Wacky Alex

“Cheese Roll Call” by Pinky & The Brain

Celebrate National Cheese Day with this classic cartoon and song from Pinky & The Brain. Pinky points out that there are so many different kinds of cheeses in the world that it’s actually quite bizarre.

The song itself is sung to the tune of “Semper Fidelis”, the official march of the United States Marine Corps.

Do you hanker for a hunk of cheese? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

Binge-Watching Ren & Stimpy

I signed up for Paramount Plus for the Star Trek. I didn’t expect that I would also gain access to all of the original Ren & Stimpy episodes that first appeared on Nickelodeon. As of 2021, 37 episodes are available to watch on P+.

We didn’t have cable at my house when I was a kid in the 80s and 90s. By the second year the show was on, I was attending college. I took being a college student seriously. Basically, I never got to see much of the show when it was originally aired.

I remembered the Happy Happy Joy Joy song. I remembered the parody commercials for “log”. I am super late to the party on this but while binge watching the show, I stumbled onto this little number.

“The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen Anthem” is bat-shit crazy. HOLY SHIT. I wish I could find the entire song on YouTube. Nick is only giving us this little snippet. Now I plan to buy the ‘Best of NickToons” CD it was later released on, if I can locate a copy!

And if you are ready for something even STRANGER, check out the GERMAN VERSION!