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Old 04-07-2005, 07:18 PM
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What's the name of the manamana song?

I remember it from Sesame Street.

Manamana
Boppee peedebie
Manamana
Boppee peedee
Manamana
Boppee peedebie peedebie peedebie debie dee dee dee dee dee.


You know what I mean!
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:24 PM
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Manah manah.
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:26 PM
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Or Mahna Mahna

http://milkandcookies.com/links/7452/
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:30 PM
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BTW...It is a quicktime file.

My bad.
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Biggirl. Nitpick/ It was definitely the Muppet Show... unless it was somehow on both.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:06 PM
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This history of the song..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahna_mahna
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:09 PM
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Info Also, the title is proper title, tho' no one uses it is "Mah na mah na" behold, the original, premuppet show song: http://geocities.com/pieroumiliani/
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:19 PM
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Biggirl. Nitpick/ It was definitely the Muppet Show... unless it was somehow on both.
This just goes to show how old I am.

It was on Sesame Street when I was very little. It was on The Muppet Show when I was older.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:29 PM
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Whataminit!

The song is from a soft core movie? It went from a dirty documentary directly into my babysoft, tender ears? How did I manage to grow up unscarred?
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:36 PM
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Cake does a sweet version of this on some "Rock for the Kids" album that's not to be missed!
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:47 PM
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Maybe it's just me..but the song without the video just sucks.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:56 PM
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Maybe it's just me..but the song without the video just sucks.
If you watch the movie it's originally from, I betcha you'd see some sucking on that too.
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If you watch the movie it's originally from, I betcha you'd see some sucking on that too.
Eh, it's probably just implied.
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I seem to remember it from the Benny Hill show in the late 70's, when the PBS station carried it. I didn't remember it on the Muppet show, but after seeing the clip is does seem familiar.
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:51 AM
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It's actually the theme song to the John Travolta vehicle Phenomenon.

Phe-no-me-non
Doo do doo doo do
Phenomenon
Doo do do dooo!
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:58 AM
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The correct name is of course The National Anthem of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Last weekend, we were spring cleaning. My daughter was very reluctant to get scrubbing in the bathroom for some reason, and as a delaying tactic, she asked that she be allowed to go get her CD player. I cracked my bullwhip in the air and refused. "But Mo-om!" she wailed. "I wanna listen to some music!" So I stood in the doorway and sang the manamana song for the child while she scrubbed the toilet. Damn, it's fun to annoy your kids.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:42 AM
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They did a real funny sequence on the British "The Office" with this song.

One guy started doing the "mah na mah na" and another would chime in with the do-doooo do-doo doo part.

Then the boss came out of his office to join in, and he kind of fucked the whole thing up and they all clammed up. If you're unfamiliar with the show, this probably doesn't sound as funny as it actually was.
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Currently, it's being used in a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial with an attractive young woman sucking lustily on a straw. Given the origins of the song, I find it appropriate. (or maybe that should be )
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:29 AM
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My older brother had a version of that song on an album (yes vinyl) in the 70's by Hot Butter Four guys playing those huge synthesizers that looked like they had old fashioned telephone switchboards attached.
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We had a 45 of it at a radio station where I used to work. The label read "The Manna Manna Song" by "The Muppets".
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They did the song on the short-lived Muppets Tonight. Sandra Bullock was the guest host, and they did a skit with her and (as I recall) Kermit as psychiatrist and patient, respectively. The Snowths (that's what those pink cow-like things are called) popped out and "doo dooooo, doo doo doo"ed every time one of them said "phenomenon".
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Askia
Biggirl. Nitpick/ It was definitely the Muppet Show... unless it was somehow on both.

Oh, aren't you a sweet young thing. Us old folks remember it from Seseme Street.

I sing it in funny voices for my kids.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:47 AM
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My older brother had a version of that song on an album (yes vinyl) in the 70's by Hot Butter Four guys playing those huge synthesizers that looked like they had old fashioned telephone switchboards attached.
Are these the same guys who did Popcorn? 'Cause I love that song.
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From the wiki link above

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The song subsequently became familiar to many from its rendition by the Muppets, first for national television audiences on the Ed Sullivan Show, and later on Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. It was performed in 1976 by the Muppets as "Mahna Mahna", and credited to "Manah Manah and the Snowths". As a result, the original Piero Umiliani recording finally became a hit in the UK, where the Muppet Show soundtrack album featuring the Muppets' version went to number one. The alt.tv.muppets FAQ considers "Mahna Mahna" to be the best Muppet sketch ever. The Muppet version of the song is available on various Muppet collections and recordings.

The song has resurfaced in many guises. The Muppets' comeback series Muppets Tonight revisited it as a parody using the word "phenomena" in place of the title;
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(Didn't anyone get my joke about Bahrain? Sigh )
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:31 AM
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Sorry, Paul, I found the idea of it humorous, but not knowing the real anthem, I don't know how appropriate it is as a parody of the actual music.

Besides, every one who's been through introductory chemistry knows it's not "Mahna Mahna." It's "Manometer."
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:01 PM
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Oh, aren't you a sweet young thing. Us old folks remember it from Seseme Street.
Actually, us old folks remember it from the Ed Sullivan and Red Skelton shows.
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I know that girl! Her name is Annie Gronbeck-Tedesco (possibly just Annie Tedesco as her professional name). I went to college with her!

Many, many of my friends went to high school with her.

She was also in a no-budget movie I worked on called "Small Secrets".
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:08 PM
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That is, the girl in the Dr. Pepper commercial.
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:49 PM
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Irn Bru. It's Phenomenal.

(Warning: includes scenes of football and pixelated nudity. Oh, and that tune of course. )
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Oh, aren't you a sweet young thing. Us old folks remember it from Seseme Street.

I sing it in funny voices for my kids.
Hey, now I am 34. It's entirely possible I don't remember it on Sesame Street because I swore off the show after Mr. Hooper's death and was busy outside riding my Green Machine from the 7-11, wearing my Zips, eating Pop Rocks (10 cents) and Now or Laters (10 cents) and a Watchamacallit (15 cents) for 35 cents.
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:13 PM
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(Didn't anyone get my joke about Bahrain? Sigh )
I got it
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:59 PM
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Hey, now I am 34. It's entirely possible I don't remember it on Sesame Street because I swore off the show after Mr. Hooper's death and was busy outside riding my Green Machine from the 7-11, wearing my Zips, eating Pop Rocks (10 cents) and Now or Laters (10 cents) and a Watchamacallit (15 cents) for 35 cents.

Whoa, that was my life at the time too! Except I had my Green Machine stolen at the school playground and I was down at Rogers' Pantry looking for new Garbage Pail kids I'm 35, btw.
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:17 PM
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Are these the same guys who did Popcorn? 'Cause I love that song.

Psst: Yep. I love it, too. I don't know much about it, just that my father told me as a very impressionable child that it came out in the 70s and was the first song made entirely by synthesizers to make it on the charts. He bought me a moog shortly afterward, and they were very expensive back then....

The only thing about this story that is a fact are the personal details. The rest I'll have to look up.

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The correct name is of course The National Anthem of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
/COLLAPSES AND DIES LAUGHING/
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:23 PM
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Are these the same guys who did Popcorn? 'Cause I love that song.
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Psst: Yep. I love it, too. I don't know much about it, just that my father told me as a very impressionable child that it came out in the 70s and was the first song made entirely by synthesizers to make it on the charts. He bought me a moog shortly afterward, and they were very expensive back then....

The only thing about this story that is a fact are the personal details. The rest I'll have to look up.

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Popcorn is also the title of the album. Glued on the cover is a flattened popcorn box. I'm pretty sure it's still in my closet with the other few hundred albums I'm in custody of from my parents and brother.

*sniff* I never had a Green Machine, I had to make do with a series of big wheels. I kept wearing out the front tire, would rub right through the center of it.
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(Didn't anyone get my joke about Bahrain? Sigh )
Okay, I'll abase myself and admit to not getting it, but now you have to explain it.

I'll be checking in on Monday.
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The capital of Bahrain is ...
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I remember the OP's very question being used on Jeopardy once. It was the Audio Daily Double in the Stupid Answers category (no offense to the OP!).
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