Weekend Music: Manamana - Sesame Street



The original Manamana from 1969. Thirty-seven years ago. Sigh.

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Anonymous said…
I had heard this before somewhere and I always thought they were singing "phenomenon". What is manamana anyway?

GAV
Collin said…
I have no idea, Gav, but isn't it fun?! lol

Someone sent an email saying it was 38 years, which is correct, but I was born in 1969 and I don't turn 38 for another three months. I'm hanging on to 37 for a bit longer. :)
KATE EVANS said…
Annie and I just watched and sang along. She's here at my mom's house with me for the weekend.

Loved the post. The song will resonate nostalgically in my mind for some time, I'm sure.
Jilly said…
I'll be 40 in Oct. I was probably sitting in front of the TV when that was broadcast the first time haha.

This is a good one too (from '72) Pinball # Count
michi said…
i looooove this!! always makes me grin. and giggle. and sing along.

i was not even born then, i had not realised ...

m
Cleo said…
I didn't realize it had been so long, until recently they did a VH1 "Behind the Music" special on the band. Their rise to stardom, the sold out concerts. Then the problems with drugs and alcohol, sleeping around with sock puppets and the addiction to fabric softeners. I understand after stints in rehab though the band is now planning a reunion/anniversary tour.
shann said…
Hey! Thanks for this- my kids(19 and 23) and I sing it all the time but they've never seen the original-

I remember seeing it on the Johnny Carson show the first time- and I was (ahem) nineteen- or maybe younger- this is not the first time, I don't think- Jim Henson was a Carson favorite (along with Truman Capote, Tony Randall, and Carl Sagan)

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