Toronto Mike

Mah Nà Mah Nà


It started with Scott.  I caught him singing "Mah Nà Mah Nà", a song I know and love from The Muppets.

I started singing it too, and I've been singing it all day.  I remembered a version of the song recorded by Cake, and I went straight to the Wikipedia Mah Nà Mah Nà entry to validate my memory.  It was there I learnt the song was written by Piero Umiliani and was a hit before The Muppets first sang it on The Ed Sullivan Show.  All of this awesome information was right there, on demand.

I've asked this before, but I'll ask it again.  What would we have done twenty years ago?  Scott and I would be singing this song, talking about our Muppets-centric memories of the tune, and that would be that.  I wouldn't know the name Piero Umiliani, I wouldn't know about the pre-Muppets history of this tune and I wouldn't know about the The Muppets performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Life must have sucked before the Interweb.

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