Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Puhlamalu / Menah Menah Phenomenon

Walk down the street in Pittsburgh and as you pass by your neighbor, quietly, under your breath murmur "Puhl-a-ma-lu," and chances are that person will be singing Puhlamalu for at least the next hour.

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Puhlamulu (The Troy Polamalu Steeler song by Mr. Devious) is based on the famous Muppets version of the song "Menah Menah." The high esteem people of a certain age that causes them to occasionally break out into a chorus was used by Dr. Pepper to launch Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper in 2005. The commercial was listed by as the #1 best ad music of 2005.

The Muppets version has a more interesting history. According to this site by Peter McLennan, Piero Umiliani wrote Mahna Mahna in 1968 for a Swedish pornographic film, and that maniacal genius Jim Henson new exactly where it came from.

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You can own your very own version of Menah Menah by purchasing Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem and More! The 25th Anniversary Collection.

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