Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Animals...The Animals...

The wife and I are late to the “Orange is the New Black” party, but enjoying it greatly. Am I the only person on the Internet who, upon hearing Regina Spektor’s theme song “You’ve Got Time”, thinks of Gilda Radner singing “Let’s Talk Dirty to the Animals”? Both songs start “The animals/The animals…”, with identical rhythms (but admittedly different melodies).

Regina uses musical and lyrical quotes with some regularity, from the obscure (quoting Eric Biondo’s “Your Daughter” in her “Somedays”) to the obvious (quoting “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” in her “Oh Marcello”). So it may be a stretch, but I don’t think it’s entirely out of the question.

Anyway, I finally Googled the matter to see if anyone else had ever commented on it, and I found nothing. So now, when you do it, you will. You're welcome.