Lion of the Blogosphere

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Consider that this music video within a Jetsons episode was produced in 1962, 19 years before MTV. And that pop music was in its very infancy. It sort of even pre-dates The Beatles: the first real Beatles LP, “Please Please Me” wasn’t released until 1963.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Music videos

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  1. Ah, the classics.


    January 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    • Very weak.

      The Flintstones were better:


      January 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      • Both cartoons came out of the Hanna Barbera shop in the early 60s. The Jetsons lasted only 2 seasons, the Flintstones 6.

        It’s kind of surprising how much is recycled in the world of TV sitcoms. The Flintstones is basically a show about a blue collar dumbass with a short temper and his smarter, more level-headed wife. Perhaps the Honeymooners were the progenitor of the Flintstones, but how many more sitcoms have there been using that template, more or less?

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        January 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      • ‘The Beau Brummelstones’. I wonder how many Americans, or even Brits, would be aware of who they were talking about today? It seems like quite an obscure reference from English history, at least by today’s standards. This whole thread is very Generation X by the way.

        prolier than thou

        January 11, 2017 at 2:24 am

  2. Well, it’s a parody of Ricky Nelson types and bubblegum pop.


    January 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    • Some of the guy’s affect is. The song is more a reworking of David Seville’s “Witchdoctor Song.” Which came out in 1958. In terms of musical development, this is a parody of something very well established at the time.


      January 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      • I was thinking the exact same thing.

        Lion, pop music was not in its infancy by 1962. If anything it was close to its senescence and about to be superseded by rock music.

        The death of Debbie Reynolds brought back fond memories of her wonderful routine in a movie before Singing in the Rain. I forget the name of the movie, but the routine was called Abba Dabba Dabba.

        Novelty songs were based on these nonsense syllables. They are very hummable songs and once you learn them you can’t get them out of your mind.


        January 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      • Yes this is a prototypical 50’s style song. The Flintstone songs were from a few years later and were in the style of the 1st British Invasion (which was pretty good).
        The Jetson’s had a really good theme song:

        Very jazzy.

        The Flintstones were based on the Honeymooners, the Jetsons were based on the Blondie Movies from the 40s where their son was younger then in later Blondie cartoons and was called Baby Dumpling

        Larry, San Francisco

        January 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      • Blondie sounds like a 70s alternative band with Debra Harry as lead singer. I love Blondie!

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 11, 2017 at 12:33 am

  3. Cute

    Ripple Earthdevil

    January 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  4. Apropos of your killer cows postings, here’s a cow – okay, buffalo – in Pakistan who really doesn’t like motorcyclists:

    On a slightly different note, here’s a young bull in Spain who really, really likes midget female bullfighters:



    January 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  5. Rather forward thinking. On the other hand, it IS the future.

    Mike Street Station

    January 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

  6. For a true musical visionary, I would nominate Delia Derbyshire, who worked in the BBC radiophonic department where she created the amazingly ahead-of-its-time theme tune to Doctor Who in 1963. She has been cited by many pioneering electronic acts as an inspiration. Orbital used to do a version of the ‘Doctor Who theme at their gigs. From the wiki: “After one year at Cambridge she switched to music, graduating in 1959 with a BA in mathematics and music, having specialised in medieval and modern music history. Her other principal qualification was LRAM in pianoforte.”

    I first came across her when a friend lent me an album she made in the 60’s with a fellow electronic pioneer. Weird stuff. Best served with mushrooms.

    prolier than thou

    January 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    • Any relation to the Derb? And if I have to tell you who the Derb is you are not worthy to be reading this website.


      January 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      • I can see why you might think so given the surname and the Maths proclivities, but it’s a fairly common surname. On the other hand, he was from Coventry and John is from Northampton, which are really quite close to each other. So it’s not impossible, I suppose.

        prolier than thou

        January 11, 2017 at 2:35 am

    • Along with this cool song, circa 1962


      January 11, 2017 at 12:30 am

      • Popular songs about: fast cars, hot girls in fast cars, V-8 engines, great warships, great American military victories, and even a song celebrating a telecommunication satellite – the early ’60’s – What a great era to grow up in.

        Who could even imagine such un-PC, pro-American music today?

        Go Donald – MAGA!

        Key to above:

        Ronnie & The Daytonas – ‘Little GTO’

        HEY LITTLE COBRA – The Rip Chords

        409-the Beach Boys

        Fun, Fun, Fun – The Beach Boys

        SINK THE BISMARCK ~ sung by Johnny Horton

        Johnny Horton – Battle of New Orleans Lyrics

        Nedd Ludd

        January 11, 2017 at 9:44 am

      • “…the early ’60’s – What a great era to grow up in.”

        The early 60s was an extension of the 1950s. Sen. McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover did a great job on the subversives during the 1950s, but it all began to unravel in the late 1960s. The 50s and 60s was also the apex of the American automotive industry. .

        Lewis Medlock

        January 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      • Country music is still quite patriotic and has traditional gender roles.


        January 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  7. That’s Ernest T. Bass from the Andy Griffith Show singing. Unmistakable.

    January 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

  8. NN Taleb reads you, Lion!


    January 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  9. Anybody know what happened to “The Learning Diary of an Israeli Water Engineer” blog?


    January 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  10. OT- if you are looking for fodder check out the Buzzfeed Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf.

    Golden showers on a Russian hotel bed to “defile” (!) the bed Obama slept on!

    Lion o' the Turambar

    January 10, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    • It’s embarrassingly amateurish (note the frequent typos and general conspiracy theory website-esque feel, including the obligatory anti-Semitism).

      If these are the best fraudulent allegations the CIA can come up with, then whatever südamerikan Presidentes they somehow managed to overthrow must not have been able to tell their ass from their eyeball.


      January 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    • It’s anti-Trumpers projecting what they’d like to do to him. It reminds me of that gay guy who licked all over a doorknob in Gary Bauer’s office during the 2000 election because he wanted Bauer to catch his flu.


      January 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

    • Is that the best they’ve got on the guy? Making a bed dirty? There are perversions that are actually injurious to other people, this is just making more work for the cleaning staff.


      January 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

  11. neoGaf going crazy over the CNN/Buzzfeed story about the Russian hacks. They really think this will bring Trump down. Show come back to earth by the end of the week.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

  12. Twitter seems to have gone crazy over a story that Michael Cohen went to Prague to confer with Russians. Cohen denies ever going to Prague quote in his life unquote and says that he was at USC with his son at the time he was supposed to been in Prague. It’s all madness. The anti Trump forces are literally out of their f****** minds.

    Lion, you have to do something about this. We’re depending on you to establish order.


    January 10, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    • One thing I will say is Cohen should’ve posted pictures of his passport *open to the pages with visa stamps.* Perhaps that’s coming and he’s doing a Obama birth certificate-esque troll?


      January 11, 2017 at 12:38 am

      • Yeah, I wondered about that. But apparently independent confirmation of his whereabouts on August 29th when he was supposed to be in Prague, has come to light. He was visiting his son in Southern California and a USC official has confirmed that.


        January 11, 2017 at 9:32 am

    • Lion u gotta post about #goldenshowersgate!

      The comments in the New York Times showing advanced stage of psychopathy on the part of Trump haters.

      I have read that this started with a 4chan troll of Rick Wilson, but I have no way of figuring out whether that’s true or not.

      We need you to figure this out!


      January 11, 2017 at 7:49 am

      • It sounds just as fake as #pizzagate.

        Or is it a 4chan hoax/scam that tricked the CIA and MSM into thinking it’s real?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

      • They know it’s not real, but they wanted to plant the idea in people’s heads.


        January 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      • Some of the comments on the New York Times article show frank Florida out right psychopathy.


        January 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  13. Far and away the best cartoon theme of all time.


    January 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    • Classic big band sound with a great tenor sax solo by Plas Johnson. Those were the days. As Michael Savage would say: “The chrome was thick and the women wore the earrings.”

      Lewis Medlock

      January 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

  14. If humans become like The Jetsons in the future, it will prove that we were like the The Flintstones in the past.


    January 11, 2017 at 1:39 am

  15. Since everyone’s posting 50s/60s theme songs, here’s an important one (not a cartoon, though):


    January 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

    • By the way, both this and Pink Panther are by Henry Mancini. One of the great composers of the 50s/60s.


      January 11, 2017 at 9:03 am

      • Don’t forget Mancini’s ” Moon River” sung by the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

        Nedd Ludd

        January 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

      • In elementary school, I had to dance at a talent show with some girl to “Moon River”. I like the song now (especially Audrey’s performance), but I fucking hated it then.


        January 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    • I never knew where that composition came from until now!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 11, 2017 at 9:21 am

      • It’s a song that’s popular with beginning guitar players and has been re-arranged hundreds of times. Very cool and menacing!


        January 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

    • To people my age, this is the theme song to the video game Spy Hunter.


      January 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

  16. Lion I’m surprised you didn’t do a comparison with the updated Jetsons video clip which nicely showcases 50 years of feminist kulture kampf:

    How about a post on the metaphysics of batman the animated series next?


    January 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    • Any way you can change my YouTube link to an embed? I thought it would automatically do that for some reason.


      January 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

  17. heil honey i’m home was a real sitcom from the early 90s that played up the bumbling suburban husband archetype, except with a big twist: the husband was adolf hitler. it was a real show and not intended to be a one-off sketch, but because the premise behind it was so offensive it only lasted one episode.

    james n.s.w

    January 16, 2017 at 2:48 am

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