Monday, September 15, 2014

A Lion is in the Streets

From the 2006 PBS Legends of Jazz series -- specifically, the episode entitled "The Golden Horns" -- please enjoy Clark Terry and his spirited ode to utter incoherence, the incomparable "Mumbles."

That's great, obviously, but nowhere near as great as a certain hand puppet...

...lip-synching it on a kids TV show of yore.

You know, there are days when I think that Pookie the Lion is my favorite fictional character of all time.

This is one of those days, obviously.

I should add that those of you in the New York City and Los Angeles areas can see more of Pookie, Thursday night's at 8:30pm and five days a week(!) during the afternoon, on basic cable's Jewish Life TV channel. Those of you elsewhere should consult your local listings.

You're welcome.


Anonymous said...

That's the funniest thing i've seen in days!

Blink your eyes Pook!

Capt. Al

Dave said...

Soupy Sales was my hero when I was a pre-teen. And he still is today. Some of the elements of the show are dated, but never Pookie (although I much prefer Clyde Adler's work in Detroit and Los Angeles to Frank Nastasi's in New York).

To me, there are three perfect fictional TV characters: Homer Simpson; George Costanza; and Pookie.

Dave F.

Peter Power Pop said...

That bit of jazz from Clark Terry immediately reminded me of this:

Anonymous said...

Boom Boom Boom Boom!

There's nothing like Pookie with a bit of Lamb Chop. They kinda complete each other, if you get my drift.

I suspect Pookie smokes jazz cigarettes and gobbles amphetamines. Naturalmente boobie.

Vickie Rock - Hope you enjoyed the bon-bons

M_Sharp said...

The Soupy Sales show was the greatest, it's still funny today. All the animals were great, I loved it when the crew would crack up.