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BTW - that Muppet's name is "Mahna Mahna" (see previous post with the
Sesame Street title clarified)
I love(d) the (old-school) Muppets.
Hartung, Kris wrote:
>That's right...Italian, not French...here is an interesting excerpt on
>the history. I was confusing this: "In 1969 it was recorded by Henri
>Salvador under the title "Mais Non, Mais Non", with lyrics he had
>written in French to Umiliani's tune." And and you'll see in the
>article, my idea about using "phenomena" has already been used as a
>parody...should have known, nothing new under the sun.g
>I agree, I have vivid childhood memories of that muppet russhin to the
>front of the screen...made me laugh histerically every time.
>From: Kevin Cheli-Colando [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 10:26 AM
>Subject: Re: Menomena
>>I love this one too, and it has an interesting history. The song was
>>originally written by Italian film composer Piero Umiliani and first
>>appeared on the soundtrack of a 1968 soft-core porn documentary titled
>>"Sweden: Heaven or Hell". According to some reports, the film was
>>banned in Sweden for featuring lesbian nightclubs, nudity, and
>>wife-swapping. Jim Henson himself picked the song for the Muppets
>>because he liked it so much, and he was aware of its origin.
>Yeah, but its really the shaggy freak muppet running into the middle and
>getting way too carried away with it that makes it the classic it is
>How amazing, how amazing!
>Hard to comprehend that
>Nonsentient beings expound Dharma.
>It simply cannot be heard with the ear,
>But when sound is heard with the eye,
>Then it is understood.
>- Tung-shan (807-869)
>Sound and Vision: http://www.minds-eye.org