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Convoy Novelty Song by Bill Fries and Chip Davis

Convoy Novelty Song

Artist: C. W. McCall (Bill Fries)

Written by: Bill Fries and Chip Davis

Convoy (Excerpt)
Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin’ logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin’ hogs
We is headin’ for bear on I-one-oh
‘Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck
And I’m about to put the hammer down …

Sam Peckinpah’s Convoy (1978)

Starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw

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Convoy Novelty Song

Written by Bill Fries and Chip Davis

Convoy is a novelty song performed by Bill Fries, under the pseudonym C. W. McCall. The song was written by Bill Fries and Chip Davis in 1975, with lyrics that capitalized on slang related to the mid-seventies citizens band (CB) radio fad.

The song spent six weeks at number one on the country charts and one week at number one on the pop charts. International audiences loved it too-the song went to number one in Canada, hitting the top of the RPM Top Singles Chart on January 24, 1976. It also reached number two in the UK.

Convoy was the inspiration for director Sam Peckinpah’s 1978 film of the same name.

Convoy Fun Fact
After the screenplay of Convoy was written, Bill Fries (also known as C. W. McCall) recorded a new version of the song, with lyrics that incorporated the characters and events of the film. This version plays during the final film credits.

Road Music: 23 Truckin Hits Audio CD

Includes C. W. McCall’s Convoy

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Rubber Duck
Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c’mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon. Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy.

Convoy (1978)

Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Stand in Their Way!

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CB Slang
Flag Town – Flagstaff, Arizona
Reefer – Refrigerated Trailer
Jimmy – GMC Truck
Shaky Town – Los Angeles
Front Door – Lead Truck in a Convoy
Bear or Smokey – Police Officer
Bear in the Air – Police Helicopter
Chicken Coop – Weigh Station
Sodbuster – Truck Hauling Farm Implements
Suicide Jockey – Truck Hauling Explosives

Convoy DVD

Starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw

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Rubber Duck
Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster, come over. Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster? Lissen, you wanna put that Microbus in behind that suicide jockey? Yeah, he’s haulin’ dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get.

Convoy Novelty Song

Bill Fries aka C. W. McCall Performs Convoy
The Mike Douglas Show (August 1976)

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Kris Kristofferson
I had a list of rules I made up one time. It says: Tell the truth, sing with passion, work with laughter, and love with heart. Those are good to start with, anyway.

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Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song

Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song

Artist: Adam Sandler

Words and Music by: Adam Sandler, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Robert Smigel

Album: They’re All Gonna Laugh At You!

The Thanksgiving Song (Excerpt)
Love to eat turkey
‘Cause it’s good
Love to eat turkey
Like a good boy should
‘Cause it’s turkey to eat
So good …

Happy Thanksgiving

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Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song

Love to Eat Turkey, Like a Good Boy Should

The Thanksgiving Song first appeared during an episode of Saturday Night Live in November 1992. The novelty song was performed by SNL cast member Adam Sandler. Ian Maxtone-Graham and Robert Smigel are credited as co-writers.

The most commonly known version of the song was recorded at The Strand in Redondo Beach, California on July 25, 1993. This version was featured on Adam Sandler’s debut album, They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!

The Thanksgiving Song, also known also as The Turkey Song, is heard frequently on the radio during the November holiday season.

Fans of Adam Sandler are familiar with the performer’s other more popular holiday song, The Chanukah Song.

Ode to Adolescence
In spite of the vulgar subject material and explicit lyrics, Adam Sandler received a Grammy nomination in 1993 for his debut comedy album They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! Several reviewers have commented that it’s the funniest CD they’ve ever heard.

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Adam Sandler
Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.

Happy Thanksgiving

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Written and Performed by Adam Sandler

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I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.

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Adam Sandler Chanukah Song

Adam Sandler Chanukah Song

Artist: Adam Sandler

Words and Music by: Adam Sandler, Lewis Morton, Ian Maxtone-Graham

Adam Sandler Chanukah Song (Excerpt)
Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Chanukah
So much funukah
To celebrate Chanukah
Chanukah is the festival of lights
Instead of one day of presents
We have eight crazy nights …

Happy Hanukkah

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Adam Sandler Chanukah Song

Instead of One Day of Presents, We Have Eight Crazy Nights

The Chanukah Song is a novelty song written by comedian Adam Sandler and Saturday Night Live writers Lewis Morton and Ian Maxtone-Graham. The popular SNL cast member performed the song for the first time on December 3, 1994 as part of the show’s “Weekend Update” skit.

The song became part of Adam Sandler’s stand-up comedy act and was updated with new lyrics in 1999, 2002, and 2015. The most recent update includes a reference to Jared Fogel, the disgraced former spokesman for Subway.

Jared from Subway: #$!@ dammit, a Jew
But guess who’s Jewish and can fix him? “Loveline”’s Dr. Drew
(get on it doc!)

All variations of the song share the plight of Jewish children and their feelings of alienation during the Christmas holiday season. Jewish celebrities mentioned in the 1994 song include James Caan, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Goldie Hawn, Paul Newman, Leonard Nimoy (Spock), David Lee Roth, William Shatner (Captain Kirk), and Henry Winkler (Arthur Fonzarelli).

Adam Sandler fans also enjoy the comedian’s other holiday novelty song, The Thanksgiving Song.

Chanukah Song (1999)
Celebrities referenced in 1999 version of the song include Yasmine Bleeth, Bob Dylan, Dustin Hoffman, Calvin Klein, Harvey Keitel, Lenny Kravitz, Ralph Lauren, and Winona Ryder. This version was recorded live at Brandeis University for the album Stan and Judy’s Kid.

Eight Crazy Nights

Two-Disc Special Edition
Also Starring Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon

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Chanukah Song (2002)
Celebrities referenced in 2002 version of the song include Paula Abdul, David Blaine, Jack Black, Melissa Gilbert, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Landon, Debra Messing, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow), David Schwimmer, and Ben Stiller. This version was included on the Eight Crazy Nights soundtrack featuring vocals from Rob Schneider and the children’s choir The Drei-Dels.

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I was raised by a mother who told me I was great every day of my life.

Mazel Tov!

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I’ve always liked older ladies, ever since my mother would have B’nai B’rith at our house.

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Valley Girl Moon Zappa & Frank Zappa Novelty Song

Valley Girl

Artist: Frank & Moon Zappa

Written by: Frank & Moon Zappa

Frank Zappa: Lead Guitar, Vocals

Steve Vai: Guitar

Ray White: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Tommy Mars: Keyboards

Bobby Martin: Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals

Ed Mann: Percussion

Chad Wackerman: Drums

Moon Zappa: Vocals

Roy Estrada, Ike Willis, Bob Harris: Vocals

Scott Thunes: Bass

Valley Girl (Excerpt)
So like I go into this like salon place, y’know
And I wanted like to get my toenails done
And the lady like goes, oh my god, your toenails
Are like so grody
It was like really embarrassing
She’s like oh my god, like bag those toenails
I’m like sure …

Frank Zappa

Buckingham Palace (1967)

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Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (1982)

Valley Girl is a song created by Moon Unit Zappa and her father, the legendary musician Frank Zappa. The song was released on Frank Zappa’s 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Moon, who was just 14 at the time, supplied the melodic phrases.

Initially the song was intended to make fun of the vapid, air-headed “Val Gal” image, but the single became a nationwide phenomenon. Indeed, there was a significant increase in “Valspeak” slang usage, often for comedic benefit. The surprise hit song was also included on the album Strictly Commercial.

Frank Zappa

Paramount Northwest (1972)

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Moon Zappa
Moon Zappa later admitted she wrote the Valley Girl song so she could spend more time with her father. In those days, Frank Zappa was touring with his band nine months a year and 14-year-old Moon missed her dad.

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Amsterdam (1970)

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One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.

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Set of 6 Picks – Medium Gauge Authentic Dunlop

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A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.

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Leonard Nimoy Highly Illogical Novelty Song

Leonard Nimoy Highly Illogical

Artist: Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek (1966-1969)

Created by: Gene Roddenberry

Highly Illogical (Excerpt)
From far beyond the galaxies
I’ve journeyed to this place
To study the behavior patterns
Of the human race
And I find them
Highly illogical …

Star Trek (1966-1969)

James Doohan as Montgomery Scott, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov, Majel Barrett as Nurse Christine Chapel, William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, and George Takei as Sulu

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Leonard Nimoy Highly Illogical

From Far Beyond the Galaxies

Highly Illogical is an album that features a collection of songs by Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, also known as everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Mister Spock. In addition to the title song, the album includes The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, which relates to the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit. Many of the songs were originally recorded in the 1960s. The single Highly Illogical is also featured on the album Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock

Live Long and Prosper

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Mr. Spock Trivia
The Vulcan nerve pinch Spock used on Star Trek was invented by Leonard Nimoy when he and the show’s creative team were trying to figure out how Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.

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The Popular Sci-Fi Series Aired on NBC from 1966 to 1969
Starring James Doohan as Montgomery Scott, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura, and Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov

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‘Star Trek’ says that it has not all happened, it has not all been discovered, that tomorrow can be as challenging and adventurous as any time man has ever lived.

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‘Star Trek’ never really caught on with audiences, ran for three seasons, and was canceled. I wish I had taken notes at the time, because you people sure do have a lot of questions about it.

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My folks came to the U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.

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White Christmas Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

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White Christmas

Artist: Bing Crosby

Music and Lyrics by: Irving Berlin

White Christmas Irving Berlin (Excerpt)
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow …

Holiday Inn

Starring Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire

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Written for the Film: Holiday Inn (1942)

Bing Crosby: Jim Hardy

Fred Astaire: Ted Hanover

Marjorie Reynolds: Linda Mason

Virginia Dale: Lila Dixon

Walter Abel: Danny Reed

Louise Beavers: Mamie

Irving Bacon: Gus

Holiday Inn

Starring Fred Astaire as Ted Hanover

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Vera-Ellen
Fred Astaire will never say, though he’s always asked, which of his dancing ladies was his favorite partner. If you ask me, he preferred the solo turns.

Holiday Inn (1942)

Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears)

Holiday Inn DVD

Special Edition

This special edition features 13 holiday songs by famed composer Irving Berlin, including White Christmas–one of the biggest-selling recordings in music history!

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Fred Astaire
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.

Holiday Inn (1942)

Starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

The Most-Recorded Christmas Song of All Time

Irving Berlin was known to stay up all night writing music and lyrics. White Christmas was a song he created during one such session. In the morning he reportedly told his musical secretary, “I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written–hell, I just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written!”

White Christmas will forever be associated with Bing Crosby, who debuted the holiday tune on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941. The following year, the song was introduced on a large scale in the musical Holiday Inn. In the film, Bing Crosby sang a duet with Marjorie Reynolds. The song received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Another Bing Crosby musical, White Christmas, starring Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, was the highest-grossing film of 1954.

White Christmas has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Doris Day, The Partridge Family, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Taylor Swift, Boy George, and Rod Stewart. According to the 2008 Guinness Book of Records, Bing Crosby’s recording of the popular Christmas song is the biggest selling single of all time!

White Christmas (1954)

Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye

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White Christmas

Featured in the Film: White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby: Bob Wallace

Danny Kaye: Phil Davis

Rosemary Clooney: Betty Haynes

Vera-Ellen: Judy Haynes

Dean Jagger: Major Gen. Thomas F. Waverly

Mary Wickes: Emma Allen

White Christmas

Starring “Sisters” Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney

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White Christmas Theatrical Movie Trailer

Starring Dean Jagger as Major Gen. Thomas F. Waverly

White Christmas DVD

Diamond Anniversary Edition

This special edition was created to honor the 60th anniversaries of White Christmas and Danny Kaye’s appointment as UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador.

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Danny Kaye
I feel that the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life is to be associated with UNICEF.

White Christmas

Starring Vera-Ellen as Judy Haynes

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Bing Crosby
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’

Irving Berlin

One of the Greatest Songwriters in American History

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Never hate a song that’s sold a half million copies.

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Run Rudolph Run by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie

Run Rudolph Run Christmas Song

Run Rudolph Run

Artist: Chuck Berry

Written by: Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie

(Excerpt)
Run, run Rudolph
Santa’s got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry
Tell him he can take the freeway down
Run, run Rudolph
Cause I’m reeling like a merry-go-round …

Chuck Berry

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1984)

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John Lennon
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’

Run Rudolph Run

Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie

Although Johnny Marks was Jewish, he created a number of Christmas hits, including Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver and Gold, and Run Rudolph Run. Johnny Marks founded St. Nicholas Music in 1949 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1981. Run Rudolph Run, introduced by rock and roll legend Chuck Berry in 1958, has since been covered by numerous artists and is sometimes referred to as Run, Run, Rudolph.

Run Rudolph Run is strikingly similar to Chuck Berry’s major 1958 rock and roll hit Johnny B. Goode. The popular Christmas song has appeared in many feature films, including Cast Away, Diner, Home Alone, Jingle All The Way, The Santa Clause 2, Stealing Christmas, and Deck the Halls.

Many artists have covered the holiday classic, including Sister Hazel, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dave Edmunds, Hanson, Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Grateful Dead, Keith Richards, Jimmy Buffett, Foghat, Paul Brandt, Dwight Yoakam, Rocky Burnette, Hanoi Rocks, Lulu, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Chuck Berry

Kennedy Center Honors (2000)

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Ted Nugent
If you don’t know every Chuck Berry lick, you can’t play rock guitar.

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Featuring Chuck Berry

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Rock’s so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.

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Rock ‘n’ roll accepted me and paid me, even though I loved the big bands. I went that way because I wanted a home of my own. I had a family. I had to raise them. Let’s don’t leave out the economics. No way.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Written by Tommie Connor

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Music and Lyrics by: Tommie Connor

(Excerpt)
Christmas toys all over the place
Little Johnny wears a funny smile on his face
Johnny has a secret and the secret he must share
He wants to tell somebody so he tells his teddy bear …

Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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Music and Lyrics by Tommie Connor

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus has been a popular Christmas song for more than six decades. The tune has been covered by dozens of artists, including The Jackson 5, Bobby Sherman, Reba McEntire, Amy Winehouse, John Mellencamp, Tiny Tim, and RuPaul.

The popular Christmas song was originally recorded by 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd on July 15, 1952 and reached #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart by the end of the year.

The Roman Catholic Church in Boston initially condemned the record because the song’s lyrics combined sex (kissing) with Christmas. Young Jimmy Boyd met with the Archdiocese to explain the true intent of the song. After all, mistletoe was part of Christmas, wasn’t it? The meeting was a success and the ban was ultimately lifted.

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Run Time: 88 minutes

When a young boy named Justin sees his mother locked in a warm embrace with Santa Claus, he schemes to keep them apart. Unaware that “Santa” is actually his own father in a Santa suit, Justin decides to misbehave and prevent St. Nick from coming down his chimney on Christmas Eve. This holiday favorite will have the whole family laughing as a confused Justin attempts to sabotage an innocent street Santa.

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George Carlin
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

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I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

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Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer Holiday Novelty Song

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

Artist: Elmo & Patsy

Written by: Randy Brooks

(Excerpt)
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe …

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

Elmo & Patsy

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Holiday Novelty Song

Written by Randy Brooks

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is a holiday novelty song that holds the distinction of being the only song that was voted “most liked” as well as “most disliked” in a 2007 radio listener poll.

The Christmas favorite was released in 1979 by Elmo Shropshire and his wife Patsy, under their own record label (“Elmo ‘n’ Patsy”). In 1984, CBS Records signed Elmo and Patsy to Epic Records. By the end of the year, 150,000 singles and 90,000 albums were sold. After the couple divorced, Elmo re-recorded the song on his own in 1992 and again in 2000. Many versions of the song are still available.

Elmo Schropshire, also known by his stage name, Dr. Elmo, really is a doctor. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Elmo invested $40,000 of his own money to produce the original Grandma album and music video. In return, he’s become a millionaire five times over!

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Elmo Shropshire
My royalties are four or five times what they were 20 years ago. A lot of younger people say it’s not really Christmas until they hear it.

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Featuring the Voices of: Elmo Shropshire, Michele Lee, Sue Blu, Alex Doduk, Jim Staahl
Run Time: 50 minutes

Elmo and Patsy’s holiday novelty song comes to life in this full-length animated family feature. Don’t worry about upsetting young viewers. In this version Grandma is alive and well, though she does end up lying motionless in the snow for a spell. If you love to sing along, you can jump to any song, including “Grandma’s Killer Fruitcake,” and “Grandpa’s Gonna Sue The Pants Off of Santa.” Supplemental materials include a biography of the songwriter, a costume gallery, and a movie trailer. You can say there’s no such thing as Santa, but by the end of the show–just like Grandpa–you’ll believe!

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One day I was driving to work and I turned the radio on and heard the DJ say, ‘We have this song a lot of people said they want to hear and a lot of people said they never want to hear again.’ Next thing I hear is my voice come on.

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Gilligan’s Island Theme Song by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz

Gilligan's Island Theme Song

Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

Written by: George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz

Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967)

Bob Denver: Gilligan

Alan Hale Jr.: Jonas “The Skipper” Grumby

Jim Backus: Thurston Howell III

Natalie Schafer: Lovey Howell

Tina Louise: Ginger Grant

Russell Johnson: Professor Roy Hinkley

Dawn Wells: Mary Ann Summers Mary Ann Summers

The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island (Excerpt)
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship …

Gilligan’s Island

Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, Natalie Schafer as Lovey, Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III, Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor, Tina Louise as Movie Star Ginger Grant, and Bob Denver as Gilligan

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Seven Stranded Castaways

The Original Survivors

They’re the most famous survivors of all time … Gilligan, the Skipper too, the Millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann. A now legendary and much-parodied three-hour-tour left our favorite castaways shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle for three television seasons from 1964 to 1967. Despite their deserted status, a revolving door of guest stars kept the erstwhile S.S. Minnow passengers and crew occupied with a variety of entertaining situations each week.

When the show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, originally pitched the show to the networks he envisioned a drama, rather than a comedy. He wanted the castaways to represent a microcosm of society, working together to survive. Viewers embraced the seven stranded castaways. Gilligan’s Island ran for 98 episodes–the first 36 episodes were filmed in black and white, though they were later colorized for syndication. The show’s second and third seasons, as well as all three TV movie sequels were filmed in color.

The show enjoyed high ratings during its original run, and grew in popularity over decades of syndication. The show often ran in the late afternoon and was a hit with school kids. Decades later, Gilligan is celebrated as an American pop cultural icon.

Gilligan’s Island

Alan Hale Jr., Tina Louise and Bob Denver

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Bob Denver
Gilligan’s Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.

Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967)

Starring Bob Denver and Alan Hale Jr.

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Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

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Alan Hale Jr.
I must say, ‘The Skipper’ has become my alter ego. I’m one in the same now.

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