What Do You Get When You Cross Cee Lo Green and Elmer Fudd?


There are days when my mind takes a weird turn.  Perhaps, I’m overtired or maybe just feeling silly, but my mental train jumps the tracks and decides to head for the hills.  There, the bumping around causes me to mash completely unrelated items.  Maybe, I’ll pit Papa Smurf against Voldemort or maybe I’ll ponder what drugs Dora might be on to make her think that a monkey is her best friend and that she needs to keep items away from a kleptomaniac fox.

Recently, my boys have gotten addicted to a certain song by Cee Lo Green: Forget You.  The original version of the song uses another F word in place of "Forget."  However, "Forget You" is the radio – and kid – friendly version.  If you haven’t heard it yet, here it is:

Now, my track-skipped mental train picked up this song and headed in a zig-zag manner across my mind’s landscape.  It collided head-on with another favorite song, albeit from a totally different genre.

Yes, I started combining Cee Lo Green and Elmer Fudd.  You’d think two such different lyrical sources wouldn’t mix.  However, as I got the kids ready for bed, I found myself singing the first few lyrics to the song.  I stopped, whipped out my phone, and typed them out lest they be lost when my mental train righted itself.  Later on, when I had some free time, I pulled the real lyrics to Forget You and wrote out the rest of the song.

Now, at one point, I considered filming myself singing this in my best Elmer Fudd impersonation.  Then, I remembered two things: First of all, I’m not a great singer.  I’m not horrible, just not great either.  Were I to try out for American Idol, I wouldn’t get passed to the next round, but I wouldn’t be one of those weird, horrible singers that they highlight either.  I’d be so boringly average that I wouldn’t even make it on air.  Second, my Elmer Fudd impression isn’t that great.  Sure, it amuses my kids, but that’s about it.

So I’ll leave it to the better Elmer Fudd-impersonating singers out there.  If you want to video this, link up to this blog post to let me know about it.  (Perhaps I’ll even feature your video here.)

And now, without further ado, here is Kill The Wabbit from the Wabbit Kiwwer album performed by E Fudd Green:

I see your footpwints in the woods as I twack you down,
and I say
Kill the wabbit!
I got my double bawweled shotgun and a cawwot twap,
and I say
Kill the wabbit!
Kill the wabbit!
If I wah smawter, I woulda got ya,
Now my gun’s all pwugged up (plugged up)
And though I still twy to bwast, it just bwows me up thanks to that,
Skewy wabbit!

I’m sowwy, but the duck told me
That it was wabbit season now.
You say to shoot him, the duck says to shoot you
And my bwain hurts, it just ain’t fair.
So I take my AAAAAim and fiwe away
(Such a loud blast)
(Duck bill’s spinning)
I hit the duck weal good
Yeah. Pwonouns just confwuse me.


Now you know, I had to twack you
Stick my gun in your wabbit howe
But you tied it, in a knot
Doncha ya know these guns ain’t cheap
I just want to shooooot, that waskily wabbit
(But he kissed ya)
(On the lips, ew!)
He dove into his howe
Ooooh, I hate that skewy wabbit!


Be vewy, vewy, vewy, quiet look hew are wabbit twacks
(Tracks, tracks, tracks)
I twied to chase ya thwew a wog but wound up fawwing off of a cwiff!
(A cliff, A cliff, a cliff)
Uh, Wabbits. Uh! Wabbits! Uh!
Oh! I hate them! Oh! I hate wabbits! Oooh!


A Crossover of Animated Proportions

I’ve been thinking a lot about fairies.  You see, NHL recently discovered The Fairly Oddparents thanks to Netflix/Roku.  And by “discovered”, I mean I showed it to him knowing full well that he’d be hooked.  Of course, being the TV geek-in-training that he is, he immediately went on a quest to watch all of the episodes there are.

If you aren’t up to date on your NickToons, here’s the quick run-down.  Timmy’s a little boy who has it rough.  He’s unpopular in school, has parents who frequently ignore him and has a babysitter who terrorizes him for fun.  Luckily for him, he’s assigned two fairy godparents – Cosmo and Wanda.  Their job is to help him be happy until he’s good enough to not need fairies anymore.  At that time, he loses his fairies, loses his memories of them, and they get re-assigned to a new miserable kid.  They grant him wishes with comical results while trying to keep their existence a secret.

At one point, while listening in on one of the episodes, I wondered about the guy who did the voice for Timmy’s dad.  It’s a pretty distinctive voice and I wondered if I had heard it anywhere else.  Being a TV Geek, I loaded up IMDB and browsed on over to the Fairly Oddparents page.  I didn’t see Timmy’s dad right away, so I looked up a few of the other voices.  That’s when I noticed two things.

First of all, Timmy’s parents and godparents are voiced by the same people.  Cosmo’s voice and Timmy’s Dad’s voice are by Daran Norris while Wanda and Timmy’s Mom come from Susanne Blakeslee.  This adds quite an interesting wrinkle to the show since his fairy godparents often act as replacement parents (for better or worse) to Timmy.

Secondly, I began to notice a pattern with some of the voice actors.  A few of them also voice characters in another series that the boys like: Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

This series, aimed at a younger set, is about the adventures of a yellow being (exactly what he and his friends are isn’t clear) named Wubbzy who likes having fun, his friends Walden (who likes reading/studying/science), Widget (who likes building things), Daizy (who likes gardening).  All of these characters, except for Widget, share voice actors with Fairly Oddparents characters.

Vicky2 wubbzy

Wubbzy might be fun loving on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, but on The Fairly OddParents, Grey DeLisle plays Vicky, the babysitter from hell.  While Wubbzy would love to play a game of kickety-kick ball, Vicky would love to play a game of kickety-kick Timmy.


Timmy Turner is your average kid with a miserable life (save for his fairy godparents).  He likes the usual boy activities such as watching TV, playing video games and reading comic books.  His voice actor, Tara Strong, also voices Daizy, the aforementioned gardening lover who also likes rainbows and lollipops.  They do seem to share an affinity for pink, however.

MrCrocker walden

Carlos Alazraqui voices Denzel Crocker, Timmy’s fairy-obsessed teacher.  Mr. Crocker, when a boy, had Timmy’s fairy godparents.  Since growing up, however, he’s become a man obsessed with 1) proving that fairies really exist and 2) using their magic to take over the world.  He’s deduced that Timmy has fairy godparents and constantly tries to lure them into traps.  He’s actually been successful a few times, but Timmy always prevails and Mr. Crocker’s memory is wiped, though the crazy remains.  Meanwhile, over on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Carlos plays Walden, a well-adjusted figure interested in books, science and art.  No sign of craziness at all.

I debated whether or not to share this information with NHL.  On one hand, he would surely appreciate the linkages between the two shows.  On the other hand, would it spoil the magic of the shows to know that people give voice to these characters?  I decided to tell him.  As expected, he loved the linkups and was curious what others there might be.  Given his recent excitement over seeing the “last” Fairly Oddparents episode (the last one available on Netflix, at least), it hasn’t reduced his enjoyment of the show at all.

Have you spotted any interesting cartoon crossovers?

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