I read the comments on the website to find out what it was, but I suspected that the barney theme song would be a) dinosaur-related, and b) likely to cause such an expression of disdain.
“…and a shot rang out, and Barney hit the floor, no more purple dinosaur…..”
Ted in Fort Lauderdale
Jan 18th 2013 at 12:39 pm15
I didn’t get this - I recognized the tune purely as “This Old Man”. My older one was (fairly briefly) a fan of the show close to 20 years ago, but unlike Sesame Street and some of the other kid shows, Barney was so horrifying that I studiously avoided it, so while I recognized the song when I youtubed it, it hadn’t completely engraved itself on me. As an aside - were _all_ the Barney songs (badly) relyricked public domain tunes?
I got it and I don’t play any musical instruments, but thanks to Dr. Murray, my music teacher in elementary school, I could read enough of it to get that damn song stuck in my head for waaaaay too long.
I kinds guessed what it would be before getting to the last frame, but it at least provided confirmation. The previous day’s comic had Dino-hat playing the Jurassic Park theme with appropriate score in the background (lofting through the air? Is there a term for this type of representation?) Anyway, I had made no attempt to “read” yesterday’s music, primarily because my skills don’t extend to four part harmony, and I wouldn’t have recognized the theme even if I could. I Googled it today and went back to check, and yeah, it was legitimate, too.
And for the record, it will always be “This Old Man”. Not only is Barney a thief, but his lyrics are craptastic. There, I’ve said it.
I guessed - I can play sheet music, sort of, but I can’t hear it from looking at it. I second the Dr. Jane recommendation (Arthur, #15) - my mind went immediately to “Who Owns the Bones” about Sue (now in the Field Museum). Couldn’t find even lyrics online though - sorry!
@10 - There’s The Police’s “Walking in your Footsteps” as well.
I, too, thought it was “This Old Man.” Felt foolish when I was reminded that Barney had co-opted that tune. My kids were all little during the Barney craze, but in order to preserve my stay-at-home-mom sanity, we lived in a pretty much Barney-free zone.
I dislike both Barney and Spongebob, but I’d let my preschooler watch a Spongebob marathon before I’d expose him to even one minute of Barney, or 30 seconds of the Teletubbies.
P.S. I’ve never been a big fan of Zippy the Pinhead, but there was one strip that I really liked. It went something like this:
First: “I hate Barney!”
Second: “I hate Barney more!”
First: “No, I hate Barney more!”
Zippy (center): “Kids, can’t you see how your feelings have brought you together? There’s enough hatred of Barney for everyone!”