Sunday, February 08, 2009

Jupiter Jazz

Look beyond here and find a more interesting there — online, I mean.
And finally, from the always phenomenal PCL LinkDump, is an early version of the Muppets singing “Mah Nà Mah Nà.” A reworking, featuring the Birdo-like Snowths, would become the first-ever sketch aired on The Muppet Show.

This above sketch features “Little Anything” back-up singers and a prototype version of the character Bip Bippadotta, whose name sounds a lot like the lyrics song before the “mah nà mah nà.” But it’s the “mah nà mah nà” part that Bip sings. The finalized version of the character appears in the more familiar version of “Mah Nà Mah Nà” with the Birdo-like Snowths singing back-up.


  1. Was it you or someone else who compared this song to social conformity?

  2. Oh. Manah Manah, but I think I'm thinking of youtube, or something. I just know that somewhere, at some point in time, I read a spiel about how that song relates to social conformity. I'll have to do some digging.

  3. That "Plus Ones" entry you point to is pretty good--I love that song--but it seems odd the writer totally ignored how the song ends up riffing on Chet Baker's "Let's Get Lost." Which isn't a number song, except in the sense that lost is subtraction (so much for plus ones). And there is another line about being someone's plus one on the album, but I'm blanking on which song.