Here's Johnny

by Manda » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:49 am

Thanks for the info Bruce! I know Al's songs arent autobiographical. I'm sorry if my opinion came across harsh or strong. I wasnt meaning to do that. :S I was just saying the song sounded odd. But I get it now thanks.
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by like_im_27again » Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:23 am

I love "Here's Johnny", too! It's my second favorite song on that cd, too, but "Dog Eat Dog" is my favorite, especially when he performs it live.
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by scottidog » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:14 am

Here's Johnny isn't my favorite, but I don't hate it either. Manda, you're probably too young to remember The Johnny Carson show and get most of the Ed McMahon references, but some of them are pretty funny.

What I don't understand is why they didn't get Ed to do the Ed parts? Was he just not available? I mean, it's not like he would refuse to work with Al. After all he was Al's adopted brother and all.
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by Manda » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:17 am

It sure sounded like Ed.

:lol: Adopted brother.
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by TheMeccaOfAlbinoPoodles » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:18 am

ScottiDog- I think it's because they had CALLED Ed, but he never called back.






...Wait, that's what happened with the Bill Gates impersonator... nevermind then. :P

(PS: I'm seeing alot of "Never going home" refrences ever since I've seen the footage from RWS 27 million times, IE someone suggesting a chip in one's head that plays Yoda 24/7/365)

EDIT- Oh, and The reason it sounds like Ed is because it's a very good IMPERSONATOR, if you didn't know that
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by scottidog » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:21 am

Manda @ Apr 28 2004, 06:17 PM wrote: It sure sounded like Ed.


It really does. But it wasn't him. It was *checks The Mothership*


John Roarke - spoken word vocal
Ed McMahon was out of town, so John handled Ed's trademark 'Hey-oh' on "Here's Johnny".



I guess that answers my question too.
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by Manda » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:23 am

Ok cool he did a good job. Even got the laugh right.
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by Teh Dingo » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:39 am

I always found it odd in TNGH that when Nick informed Al it was Ed, Al didn't say "I know Dad....I wrote a song about him" Just would've been funny

My first exposure to this song was on the TV Album, btw. Score one for the Cheesy Compilations!
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by algonacchick » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:50 am

I love Here's Johnny! It's such an up-sounding, happy song. I know not everyone likes it as much as I do, but I just get a smile on my face when I hear it. I like how he references Ed's old ads for Budweiser and Alpo with the line "watch him selling beer and dog food." Great song!

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by weirdstef » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:21 am

I love this song too! It makes me remember about how Ed McMahon seemed to be everywhere on TV in the 80's and I remember the many times I have seen "Short Circuit" and the original song. I find it a fun song to drive too.


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