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Old 03-10-09, 12:12 AM
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Please ID this nonsense song

I think it was used on the Benny Hill show. It's all nonsense words.

The men sing, "Num numma nah"
Then the women sing "Dee dee deedeedee"
"Num numma nah"
"Dee deedee dee"

And so on.
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Old 03-10-09, 12:41 AM
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Re: Please ID this nonsense song

"Ma-Na-Ma-Na" Original Airdate: November 30, 1969 The now famous, Mahna Mahna was created specifically for this appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was designed as a symbol of free expression, a concept that was quite popular in the 1960's. The original song "Ma-Na-Ma-Na" was written by Italian artist Peter Umilioni. Two cow-like creatures, the Snowths (a blend of the words 'snout' and 'mouth'), sing "Doo Doo Dee Doo-Doo". As the song continues, Mahna Mahna upstages the Snowths by excitedly repeating his name. A couple things to look for in this original rendition, Mahna Mahna winks quite a bit throughout this piece which adds to the humor. He also looks directly into the nose of each of the Snowths as he sings Mahna Mahna. Mahna Mahna would also air on Sesame Street in 1969 and the first episode of the Muppet Show starring Juliet Prowse. A parody of Mahna Mahna was on the 1996 Sandra Bullock episode of Muppets Tonight.

I don't know if this answers your question but I found this on google.
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Re: Please ID this nonsense song

Wait, there's someone over 30 that doesn't know Mahna Mahna?


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Old 03-10-09, 12:19 PM
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Re: Please ID this nonsense song

Sounds familiar but I can't seem to ID the song origin and details.
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Old 03-10-09, 04:57 PM
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Re: Please ID this nonsense song

Jim Henson took a song written for a softcore porn movie, adapted it for the Muppets, and performed it on Sesame Street and The Ed Sullivan Show. That Is So Cool.

http://members.tripod.com/Tiny_Dancer/mahna.html

Thanks for the help, guys.
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Old 03-10-09, 05:07 PM
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I only knew it from this:

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Old 03-11-09, 01:27 AM
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Or this:

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