Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Better Than I Thought

I've always enjoyed this by Spike Jones:

The middle thing, though, with the "honeychile" stuff always struck me as kinda racist. But I've been listening to The Ink Spots and I guess it's, uh, spot on:

Look at how weird this is:


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He stole it honestly!

Substance McGravitas said...

And they're all like that.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I guess it all boils down to intent. Did Spike Jones intend to make fun of black people, or was he merely lampooning a popular musical trope, with the guy doing the voiceover in on the joke?

That being said, for some reason I was reminded of this, though the style it spoofs is from a somewhat later date.