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Radio XVI, side A, track 8: “George Of The Jungle” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

George Of The JungleOh, “Weird Al” Yankovic, it’s hard to say how many times I’ve heard this song.  You see, I owned “Dare To Be Stupid”, which was the first “Weird Al” tape I ever owned, and I listened to it ALL the time, including this particular tune.  Ironically, I’ve never seen an episode of “George Of The Jungle”, not even on YouTube.  Weird, huh?  But I HAVE seen the movie “George Of The Jungle”, and say what you want about Brendan Fraser, that guy is a great actor.  Are you asking me if I’m basing Brendan Fraser’s acting abilities on his role as George in “George Of The Jungle”, Weird Al?  Not entirely, no.  He was also in “Encino Man”, don’t forget.  Seriously, though, the guy completely inhabits his roles, whether it was as an unfrozen caveman or a hunky handyman (“Gods and Monsters”, y’all).  And he really seems to enjoy those not-so-great movies he’s in.  I actually watched “George Of The Jungle” with my mom at the theater when it first came out, and we both really enjoyed it.  And guess who was singing the opening theme, “Weird Al”?  It’s a rhetorical question.  It was you.  Love ya, “Weird Al”!  (And you, too, Brendan Fraser!)

“George Of The Jungle”

George, George, George of the jungle, strong as he can be

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Watch out for that tree

George, George, George of the jungle lives a life that’s free

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Watch out for that tree

When he gets in a scrape
He makes his escape with the help of his friend
An ape named Ape

Then away he’ll schlep on his elephant Shep while Fella and Ursula stay in step

Wiiith George, George, George of the jungle, friend to you and me

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Watch out for that tree

Watch out for that
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Ooo!
Treeeee!

George, George, George of the jungle, friend to you and me!

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