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Old 04-21-2009, 06:20 PM
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What is this Family Guy "Bag Of Weed" song a parody of?

http://hulu.com/watch/68615/fami...eed#s-p1-sr-i1

The tune is very familiar, what is it from? Mary Poppins, perhaps?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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Mary Poppins, perhaps?
Close. "Me Ol' Bamboo" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:25 PM
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Ahhh, I almost said Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Thanks much!!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:35 PM
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Yep, that's it, and, gotta admit, I really laughed my ass off to tears at that, especially the bong xylophone bit. What a Delight!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
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Admission time. When I was a kid and we'd watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang every time it was on, I thought they were saying "Old Man's Shoe" in that song.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:14 PM
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"Me Ol' Bamboo" was the only fun number in a dreadfully dull movie.

The only other positive angle to "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was that Dick Van Dyke had learned his lesson, and didn't even TRY to sound English!
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:17 PM
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Youtube link to the original
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:31 PM
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Ahhh, I almost said Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Thanks much!!!
An understandable error, the Sherman Brothers wrote both.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:18 AM
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An understandable error, the Sherman Brothers wrote both.
And it does sound reminiscent of "Step In Time."

Thank you for asking this, OP. I've been racking my brains trying to think of what song they were parodying ever since I saw it Sunday night, but I never would have come up with the answer on my ownit's been too long since I've seeen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:56 PM
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This drove me crazy too. It's Me Ol' Bam-Boo from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:19 PM
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I see the parody, though does "Me Ole Bamboo" actually make sense in context?
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