Pass Me That Piano by Danny

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This is a stupid phrase,
I know I use it all the time to confuse and annoy children.
It was originally a throw away comment off a George Carlin record from the early 70’s referring to phrases you don’t hear much.
This got me thinking along the lines of Lucan’s “Television, The Drug Of The Nation” Challenge.
Back before Reality TV became so popular back in the dark and damp 1970’s there were television shows that were so truly pathetic and painful that they make today’s television delightful.
These shows, predominantly from the US were called Situation Comedies or SitCom’s.
These awful monstrosities often had an annoying character that had a catch phrase. The more popular the show became, the more that show depended on the Character’s catch phrase to hold the show together or even finish the episode off.
Examples include:
Welcome Back Kotter: “ Wha?”,
“Mister Kot-tieyer” “Ooh Ooh!” (Wave hand like a school child)

Happy Days “Heyyyy!”“Coooool!”Different Strokes “What choo talking about Willis?”

The Good Times “Dyn-O-Mite”

The Poms were just as guilty with

Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. “ Oh Betty”
or
On the Buses “I’ll get you Butler”

These catch phrases would be repeated all over the school yard and work place by unoriginal wags looking for a cheap laugh.
So I made this Tee Shirt in the hope if this kind of television has a resurgence- and mark my words it will again one day. I’m at least on the front foot for some quick sales.
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Or maybe I’m just going surreal
The artwork is a rework of clipart that came with my version of Windows XP

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Comments

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...over 7 years ago

    Well as i like idiotic sayings – this is mighty fine.
    I tell my kids I laughed my neck off (then continue laughing at that) and favor Bobs your Auntie, so Pass me that Piano – makes sense.

  • Xavier Shay
    Xavier Shayover 7 years ago

    instafav, add to shopping list

  • chanel
    chanelover 7 years ago

    Guilty…..I still say some of these, and some. Although alot have been replaced by some really good movie quotes.
    You’re on to something here I think Danny!

  • Lucan Industries
    Lucan Industriesover 7 years ago

    I enjoy his red eyes.

    Why do you like to confuse and annoy children?

    How about one from the ‘80s like The A Team’s ‘I like it when a plan comes together’ but you can’t say it without a Monte Cristo No.2 wedged between your teeth.

  • Michelle422
    Michelle422over 7 years ago

    And then there are the more recent Aussie ones like Kylie Mole and Kath and Kim now.

    But you are effluent Kimmy.

    I continue to use “Oh how embarrassment!” thanks to Effie.

  • Danny
    Dannyover 7 years ago

    Why do you like to confuse and annoy children?
    Doesn’t everyone? It’s called payback.
    I actually have used this phrase several times, I have some micro keyboards at home.
    But I always refer to the big old upright when I say it to the children.

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 7 years ago

    Oh I’m showing my vintage when I say I always liked “I’m sorry I’ll read that again” and the fireman (Tim Brooke-Taylor) who says “There’s no fire without a smoke”. Probably completely unknown since it was the 1960s and RADIO. Another fave is “When you throw a stone into a bucket of lemmings the ripples spread outwards”. But Pass me a Piano Please is pretty darn good too.
    :o)

  • betelnut
    betelnutover 7 years ago

    This is retarded….. but awesome also.

    An instructive lesson to all T-shirt sloganeers out there.

  • sjem ©
    sjem ©over 7 years ago

    Have you seen any episodes of ‘Extras’ ? Mr R.Gervais is with you on the catch phrase thingy. Although I seem to recall that you aren’t a huge fan of British Comedy ? Or do you just say that to upset Lucan, cos that’s what I’d do.

    Anyhoo, good.

  • ToxtethOGrady
    ToxtethOGradyover 7 years ago

    like it danny, esp the ethos behind it

    damn you and your burgeoning skill set it is putting the rest of us to shame


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