Saturday, July 27, 2013


In a recent episode of 'Futurama', the song "Yummy Yummy Yummy, I've Got Love In My Tummy" was used to underscore a chase scene in a parody of 'Scooby-Doo'.

It's not the first time the song has been heard in a setting outside the normal music video.  For instance, over in Skitlandia.....

And we end the show with music.
And here with their very latest recording
'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've got love in my tummy'
Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes.
'Monty Python's Flying Circus'

From the IMDb:
Yummy Yummy Yummy
Performed by Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes
Written by Joey Levine (as Joe Levine), Arthur Resnick

From the SOTCAA Monty Python Pages:

The credits of Series 2, Show 11 roll over footage of "Jackie Charlton and The Tonettes", a pop group hidden inside a series of wooden packing crates standing completely motionless under Top Of The Pops-style studio lights to the accompaniment of the definitive bubblegum pop song 'Yummy Yummy Yummy'. The version of the song as heard in the episode is however not the original as performed by Ohio Express, but a very close approximation, released on an LP called Autumn Chartbusters(Marble Arch MAC 848). Some people seem to remember that the original tx of the show boasted the original rather than a facsimile, but all official paperwork points toward the cover version being used in all transmissions.

[NOTE (1): Inclusion of the original track in its entirety would have caused major problems in the event of the series being sold overseas. Ohio Express' recording of the song had already been licensed twice - by Kasenatz Katz productions and the American record label Buddah (amusingly the same label which later released Python LPs in the US) - before it was released in any other territories around the world. Moreover, using the genuine article wouldn't have been a fraction as funny.Autumn Chartbusters was, as you may have guessed, a 'not the original artists' hit collection, released in 1968 (Marble Arch was a Pye offshoot). The LP also included a version of The Kinks''Days'.]

[NOTE (2): Johnson notes that, in the camera script, Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes were going to perform Helen Shapiro's 'Don't Treat Me Like A Child'. We can only assume that either the PRS demands were unreasonably high or the team no longer found it funny enough on the day of recording.].


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