Saturday Morning Geezeroy

Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, Dave Blazek, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Loose Parts, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Saturday Morning Geezeroy”

  1. James Pollock Jan 21st 2017 at 12:11 am 1

    Shouldn’t this doctor address the fact that his patient has no mouth, first?

  2. Winter Wallaby Jan 21st 2017 at 12:17 am 2


    Tall and tan and young and lovely
    The girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes
    Each one she passes goes, aaaaaah

    I didn’t know the song, but just reading the comic, it had the feel of a forced joke based on song lyrics.

  3. Winter Wallaby Jan 21st 2017 at 12:18 am 3

  4. James Pollock Jan 21st 2017 at 01:00 am 4

    “It’s the lyrics from a song:”

    A very old song, hence the geezer tag.

  5. Winter Wallaby Jan 21st 2017 at 01:19 am 5

    Whoops, thought it was a CIDU

  6. Cidu Bill Jan 21st 2017 at 01:20 am 6

  7. DemetriosX Jan 21st 2017 at 07:56 am 7

    This is probably right on the boundary between geezer and cultural osmosis. It was a hit in the US in 64, but references are pretty consistent since then, from the Muppet Show to the B-52s. And while I didn’t consume any American media, I’d bet that the song got a fair amount of use last summer during the Olympics.

  8. Mitch4 Jan 21st 2017 at 08:40 am 8

    Well it’s kind of funny . . The doctor uses this elaborate roundabout (and geezerish) way of directing the patient to “say aaahhh”.

  9. Kilby Jan 21st 2017 at 09:30 am 9

    @ DemetriosX (7) - The only reason I can attach the title to the melody is because I watched “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” with the DVD commentary switched on. The tune plays in an elevator near the end of the movie, while the two main characters are traveling to the final firefight.

  10. Carl Jan 21st 2017 at 10:42 am 10

    I knew the song for decades before I found out that Ipanema is a beach in Rio de Janeiro.

  11. James Pollock Jan 21st 2017 at 10:52 am 11

    “references are pretty consistent since then, from the Muppet Show to the B-52s”
    These are both a bit geezer-y, as well, since both are from the 70’s, which is 4 decades ago.

  12. narmitaj Jan 21st 2017 at 12:18 pm 12

    As DemetriosX @7 suggests, the song did get a lot of airplay, on the BBC anyway, during the recent Olympics coverage. There was also a full documentary about it and bossa nova by someone who is normally a classical music presenter, and I think they dug up the original girl, Heloísa Pinheiro, then 17 and now 71.

  13. larK Jan 21st 2017 at 01:23 pm 13

    It’s like the most successful commercial song ever around the world. Wikipedia has it as the second most recorded song after “Yesterday”. I guess this is how grandpa musta felt when when we’d never heard of “Doo-whacka-doo”…

    The old lady “pepperpots” in Monty Python used to sing this song under their breaths whenever then walked around; I was sad to discover that for the boxed DVD set, they apparently couldn’t get the rights and had to dub in something else. Really ruined the “Penguin on top of the Telly” sketch for me…

  14. mitch4 Jan 21st 2017 at 01:34 pm 14

    I also like to keep subtitles / closed captioning on most of the time — I don’t have an actual diagnosed hearing impairment, but misunderstand dialogue so often that a little help is very welcome. (And it’s nice to sometimes see a mistake the transcriber is making and have confidence that I’ve got it right!)

    As side-features of those services, there are info-bonuses like the song identification Kilby mentions. Sometimes they don’t identify a musical selection (it may be just score made for the film or program) but do try to characterize the music — which often leaves me pondering, would I actually consider this “Somber music” or “Lively jazz music” or …?

  15. larK Jan 21st 2017 at 01:34 pm 15

    This was the highlight of the opening ceremonies of the recent Olympics in Rio:

    Naturally it’s in the original Portuguese (which, while much more beautiful, doesn’t have you go “Ahh..”) — was no one watching?

  16. Bob in Nashville Jan 21st 2017 at 01:36 pm 16

    And when she passes, each one she passes goes, “(knock, knock, knock) Amy (knock, knock, knock) Amy (knock, knock, knock) Amy.”

  17. zookeeper Jan 21st 2017 at 01:43 pm 17

    larK @14, nice link, thanks. First thought was “Slow down, girl, this is a slow song.” But she did have a lot of ground to cover.

  18. Boise Ed Jan 21st 2017 at 04:11 pm 18

    I had a good laugh when I first saw this one.

    James [1]: Have you read this classic Harlan Ellison story?

  19. Boise Ed Jan 21st 2017 at 04:17 pm 19

    You’re right, Bill. The autocensor is like that classic movie line: “Rules? What rules?”

  20. Mark in Boston Jan 21st 2017 at 09:40 pm 20

    You’d think it would be a dentist office. It’s the girl from Ipana, Ma.

    (Another geezer reference. Bucky Beaver is long gone.)

  21. mitch4 Jan 21st 2017 at 09:44 pm 21

    Brusha, brusha, brusha!

  22. Chemgal Jan 23rd 2017 at 12:37 pm 22

    My kids (both under 12) are familiar with this song, so though the original is geezer material, I think it’s well-known enough.

  23. Treesong Jan 23rd 2017 at 06:09 pm 23

    BiN @16: this was a Comment I Don’t Understand. I Googled that it’s a meme from The Big Knock, er, Bang Theory, about Sheldon’s knocking habits, but I don’t see the connection to Ipanema.

  24. Cidu Bill Jan 23rd 2017 at 06:27 pm 24

    Just for the record, since this has been brought up before, the moderation mess has nothing to do with the version of WordPress I’m using: it’s an add-on program that’s apparently become self-aware and is prone to irrational behavior.

    But I accept the false positives — even on days when they’re out of control — because I don’t think it’s ever allowed spam to break through. And it’s stopped 1,118,781 spam comments since I installed it. Yes. really.

  25. Bob in Nashville Jan 24th 2017 at 12:14 am 25

    Treesong @23. Whenever I hear a reference to that song, I think of a clip from [i]The Big Bang Theory[/i] in which Amy was home having a little fun with her harp (Yes, that’s her instrument.) when Sheldon came by to visit and the writers couldn’t resist a classic “perfect moment” gag with his ritualistic knocking habit.

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