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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
TOGETHER WE WILL STAND THE HEAT,
IF IT GETS EXTREMELY HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT ; COMMERCIAL ; SODA POP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 06-03-1959

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RIDDLE

HOW DID KATY WINTERS DIE?
FROZEN ARMPITS

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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CHIQUITA BANANA

IM A CHIQUITA BANANA
AND IM HERE TO STAY
IF YOU WANT TO KILL YOUR TEACHER
I HAVE FOUND THE WAY.
EAT A BANANA.
PUT THE PEEL ON THE FLOOR
AND WATCH YOUR TEACHER FLY OUT THE DOOR.
(THIS IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF THE CHIQUITA BANANA AD ON TV)

Submitter comment: VIOLENCE AGAINST TEACHERS IS ALWAYS A POPULAR SUBJECT FOR GRADE
SCHOOL SONG PARODIES. IT IS ALSO COMMON FOR CHILDREN TO MAKE UP
PARODIES OF THE ADS ON TV SINCE THEY SEE THEM SO OFTEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY OF ADVERTISEMENT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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YELLOW FINGER

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A CASTLE THAT WAS GUARDED BY
A HUGE YELLOW FINGER, WHO WOULDN'T LET ANYONE PASS
THE KING FROM A RIVALING CASTLE SENT ONE OF HIS BRAVEST
KNIGHTS TO GET BY THE FINGER, BUT THE FINGER KILLED HIM.
SO THE KING SENT A DUKE, BUT HE, TOO, WAS KILLED. THEN
THE KING SENT ONE OF HIS PAGES. HE JUST WALKED RIGHT
THROUGH.
MORAL: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING THROUGH THE YELLOW
FINGER.

Submitter comment: IT SEEMS TO ME THERE WAS SLIGHTLY MORE BUILD-UP ON THIS
STORY, BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT: LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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YELLOW FINGER

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A CASTLE THAT WAS GUARDED BY
A HUGE YELLOW FINGER, WHO WOULDN'T LET ANYONE PASS
THE KING FROM A RIVALING CASTLE SENT ONE OF HIS BRAVEST
KNIGHTS TO GET BY THE FINGER, BUT THE FINGER KILLED HIM.
SO THE KING SENT A DUKE, BUT HE, TOO, WAS KILLED. THEN
THE KING SENT ONE OF HIS PAGES. HE JUST WALKED RIGHT
THROUGH.
MORAL: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING THROUGH THE YELLOW
FINGER.

Submitter comment: IT SEEMS TO ME THERE WAS SLIGHTLY MORE BUILD-UP ON THIS
STORY, BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT: LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING THROUGH THE YELLOW PAGES. COMMERCIAL FOR THE BELL TELEPHONE CO., REGARDING SAVING TIME AND ENERGY BY PRE-SHOPPING THROUGH MAKING CAL

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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A SIGN IN FRONT OF A FUNERAL PARLOR READS:
"PLAN AHEAD--SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN."

Submitter comment: SORRY TO SAY, DON'T KNOW THE FUNERAL HOME, BUT
SOMWHERE IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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"WE BURY OTHERS, WHY NOT YOU;
EVENTUALLY, WHY NOT NOW."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT ; FUNERAL HOME SLOGAN?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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