Doin’ Da Butt

7 Aug

I was a shy, lonely child who had two imaginary friends, a mermaid named Adonna and a turtle named Turtle. They lived in the sewer. Every day during the summer, I would ride down our suburban street in my hot pink helmet on my little hot pink bike to the sewer drain and call down to them. I never actually saw them because it was dark in there, but we definitely chatted and sang songs (and don’t worry, you guys–when I finally made real friends, I helped Adonna and Turtle get back to the ocean. They’re wild and deserve to be free, after all).

When I got home from seeing them, I’d grab a snack and head to the basement to play school with stuffed animals or listen to music on my brother’s record player. I didn’t own many records, but I did have a few. One of best was “Mickey Mousercise,” which was basically Disney characters singing and doing aerobics for kids. It came with lyrics and silly moves you could do, such as the Tweedledee and Tweedledum example below.

 

mousercise

 

Another I enjoyed was a collection of songs for children. It included one song with the lyrics, “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms. Big fat juicy ones, itty bitty slimy ones, oh how they wiggle and squirm.” Appropriate for any awkward child to sing, no?

 

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Guess I’ll go eat worms…

 

As much as I loved mousercising and singing about being a loser, neither of those records took precedence over my ultimate favorite, the single “Da Butt” by EU. I’m not sure how I even acquired it, but once I did, that song was played over and over and the kid you see above was doin’ da butt until a state of exhaustion…or bath time, whichever came first.  It’s an amazing song AND they say the word “butt,” which was funny as shit because I was a kid.

Okay…maybe it’s still funny. Yeah, it’s funny. Butts are funny.

So anyway, I revisited the song today and it performed magic upon mine ears and hindquarters, just as it did back then. I needed to share, of course.

Now, go ahead and allow yourself to fall under the spell of “Da Butt.”

You’re welcome.

 

31 Responses to “Doin’ Da Butt”

  1. JWo August 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Yeah, I remember when saying “butt” as a kid was funny….

    And you are right, it’s STILL funny!!

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  2. Carrie Rubin August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Sewer friends and butt dancing. I feel like I understand you so much better now… ;)

    And you’re right. Butts are funny.

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    • Carrie Rubin August 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Ha! I just read JWo’s comment after I posted mine. See? Everyone agrees butts are funny. (Well, okay, two of us so far.)

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  3. Sandee August 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Oh La La, I preferred my imaginary friends and was muy traumatized when dad used to make me go out and play with those little bastards outside. I still prefer my imaginary friends — hahaha! My mom used to sing me that worm song! And that Butt song takes me back — wow!

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    • La La August 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      Finally, someone remembers the butt song. All of the above are included in the many reasons I think you are wonderful!!!!

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  4. pastramibasket August 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Oh yes! That is fantastic that Spike Lee is in the video.

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    • La La August 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      I KNOW! I noticed that hahaha, so funny.

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  5. Anonymous August 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    “Ain’t nothing wrong if you want to do it in the butt all night long”

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    • La La August 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      Sean got a big old butt, oh yeah!

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  6. jai August 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    We had the same childhood. Only my sewer friend was an alligator named Pete. Probably cuz i seent that movie Pete’s dragon too many times and alligators are just like dragons. sans fire.

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    • La La August 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      THAT’S ADORABLE. I’m sure Pete and Adonna knew each other.

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  7. Jen and Tonic August 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I used to get up early on weekdays and watch Mousercise…while eating Pop Tarts. Because fitness.

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    • La La August 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      I didn’t know there was a show! I was more of a Barbie workout tape girl, myself. Jennifer Love Hewitt was in it. Now thinking about it, I’m pretty sure that tape ruined me.

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  8. Pigeon Heart August 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    adorbs. totes.

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  9. Lori D August 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Love it! Yeah, yeah …

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  10. gingerfightback August 8, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    I was at my niece’s wedding on Monday and Tweedle Dee and Dum mirrored my dance moves……

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  11. savioni August 8, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    Spikey, you glorious man! You have done so much for us, I cannot say. You are a genius.

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  12. savioni August 8, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Great voice.

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  13. savioni August 8, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Celebrate our bodies!

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  14. The Hook August 9, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    A hilarious look back, La La.
    Thanks!

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    • La La August 9, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you for thinking so!

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  15. BrainRants August 10, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Music now stuck in head. Dammit.

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  16. Andrew August 14, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Hahahaha! So good. I thought I was the only one who had sewer friends, so I already feel better. My imaginary friend was a werewolf, and his name was Bartholomew. Although I didn’t find classics like “Da Butt” until way later. You’re lucky.

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    • La La August 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      BARTHOLOMEW! You’ve made my weekend fine indeed.

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  17. theclocktowersunset August 17, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    Hey La La…… I just started here at Wp, but this is crazy strange funny,(stumbling onto your post). You should really check me out. I think you’ll get a kick out of my first post!!!!!!! and my friends were (tokas and eagle) :)

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  18. Eli@coachdaddy August 19, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Rumor is they’re going to add a tract to that Disney exercise bit, with Pippa Middleton doing Da Butt. No? Maybe that was just my silly fantasy.

    Pretend gutter friends are fun in youth, but you should try the real ones later in life. They’re a hoot.

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    • La La August 19, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      That’s only in the British version! (my reply to both comments).

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      • Eli@coachdaddy August 19, 2013 at 9:26 am #

        Makes me wish I was British. But then there’s the whole language barrier …

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