Saturday, December 05, 2015

Retro Y'all! Holiday Edition!

Last Sunday's Hardrock/Suzy post was supposed to be a Retro Y'all! post on Saturday, but it didn't work out that way.  I am dedicating Retro Y'all! this month to those undeservedly forgotten or overlooked Christmas novelty classics.  Some things are too good to be allowed to slide into obscurity.

Like this little jingle.



Fun fact:  She actually got the hippo.  Take a look at the other people who've recorded this, including two Captains:  Kangaroo and Toni Tennille's then-husband.  The video is actually from the Ed Sullivan Show.  Gayla Peevey's website has the full version from the show with Sullivan introducing her.

4 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

Someone used to sing this song constantly. It is one of those tunes that stick in your head for days. Thank you, Eddie, so much. I will be singing this ditty all day.

We are: Clamco said...

Here's MY favorite version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQwAfktp1P8

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I had forgotten how cute this song is. I need to play it for Tiger! Thanks Eddie for bringing us such fun this Christmas!
hugs,
Linda

Shara said...

When my son was in Kindergarten they sang this at the Christmas pageant. They kids held up letters that spelled out hippopotamus and got them all mixed up. It was super adorable to all us adoring parents. :D