I was just talking to our HR Administrator, a friend, and we began recalling—and singing—the theme songs of cartoons and comedies of our era: The Flintstones, the Jetsons, and the Beverly Hillbillies song. When we got to the Mickey Mouse Club song, our memories diverged. She remembered “M-i-c (See you real soon) K-e-y (because we like you), and I remembered “Mic (See you real soon) k-e-y (WHY? Because we like you).” I insisted that the “Y’ was repeated twice, with the repetition being the word “why”? We made a bet, and of course I won. The Internet is great for settling these disputes.
Now you won’t remember this unless you’re in your dotage, but here it is, complete with Roy and Jimmy. Annette and Darlene, the older and pretty Mouseketeers, were the first love of many men my age, and I was particularly smitten with the dark and sultry Annette. Sadly, she died five years ago of multiple sclerosis. (If you’re a bit older, you’ll remember her in the “Beach Party” movies with Frankie Avalon, which afforded us a chance to see her in a bathing suit.) I haven’t heard this song in what must be at least 50 years.
Here’s the intro to the first episode. Roy gives me the creeps!