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Mark Atwood
Do do de do do, Ma na ma na, do do de do
Who else remembers Manamana?

I recently came across a clip of the skit as done on the old Muppet Show in 1977.

But I *swear* that I had heard it earlier, on Seasame Street, and according to this site, I am correct. It was done sone Sesame Street in 1969. And apparently, Jim Hensen did it even before then, when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, in 1968!

But the origin of the song? It's even more bizarre than you would think

According to this site it was written by Piero Umiliani, an Italian composer, for a Swedish porn flick titled Svezia: Inferno e Paradiso (in English, "Sweden; Heaven or Hell".
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tupelo From: tupelo Date: February 14th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I remember it from Sesame Street when I was a kid. Never really watched the Muppet Show.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: February 14th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Did my brother ever friend you? Friend her! She's the coolest person ever.
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: February 14th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a version of that song that Cake did!
tupelo From: tupelo Date: February 14th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh, I gave that album to garrity's kids!
docorion From: docorion Date: February 14th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember it from the Muppet Show-we didn't get Sesame Street where I grew up. I still remember the Snuffalupagus doing the solo riff with great abandon. (I hope I spelled Snuffalupagus right...)
jezel From: jezel Date: February 14th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You found out it was from a porn flick and you didn't *call* me?! WTF??!!
tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: February 14th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for the link, that makes me happy. :)
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: February 14th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely perfect!
From: missdimple Date: February 27th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I know this response was a bit late, but....

I couldn't get the link to load from someone else's post so I hadn't bothered with yours. I tried it tonight and it made me happy. It gave me a boost while being sick.



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