This is basically the title track to an amazing album Big Lizard in My Backyard. Of course it contains their big hit “Bitchin’ Camero”. I also love “Swordfish”, “Right Wing Pigeons”, & “Nutrition”. It’s a blast to just listen to the album straight through.
The story behind the song reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors. Rather than a plant that grows too large and gets out of control, it’s a big lizard.
Back in the early 90s my best friend had the album on cassette. I have it on CD now but I would love to find the LP in good condition.
I got to see The Dead Milkmen perform at the Phoenix Amphitheater in Pontiac. They were great and lived up to their zany reputation.
The image above is of the cassette release. It’s sideways or “landscape” rather than the typical “portrait” orientation.
I hope to get a copy of that best of on CD at some point. We love Robert’s parodies!
A number of people have created slideshow-style music videos for this song. You can find them on YouTube but they are all age-restricted. Here is an example.
I found the lyrics too. Go ahead and count the synonyms. See if there are really 99.
Jugs and orbs and darts and gourds Elmer Fudds and bouncing Buddhas Sweater stretchers, lung protectors Beach umbrellas, frost detectors Scooby Snacks and snake-eyes dice Jell-o molds and high-beam lights Every day I probably use 99 words for boobs Humpty Dumplings, Hardy Boys Double lattes, Ode to Joys Hooters, shooters, physics tutors Bobbsey Twins and bald commuters Double-WMD’s MRE’s and PFD’s Snow-white dwarfs, Picasso cubes 99 words for boobs Gerber servers, holy grails Whoopee cushions, humpback whales Flying saucers, traffic stoppers Super Big Gulps, Double Whoppers Pillows, billows, Don DeLillos Soft-serve cones and armadillos Pimped-out hubcaps, inner tubes 99 words for boobs Midget earmuffs, warming globes Strobes and probes and frontal lobes Knockers, honkers, knicker bonkers Smurfs and Screaming Yellow Zonkers Tannin’ cannons, Mister Bigs Big bad wolves and Porky Pigs Jogging partners, saline noobs 99 words for boobs Two-point jumpers, Bambi’s Thumpers Rubber baby buggy bumpers Rutabagas, Chi Omegas Schwag the showgirls show in Vegas Congo bongos, bowling pins Fast-pitch softballs, siamese twins Your claims I’m breast-obsessed are true We’re quite a pair ’cause I’m a boob too
Did the song forget to mention a certain word? Do you use a unique word for boobs? My grandma used to call them “chi-chis”. Let us know what you call them in the comments.
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.