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songs you don’t know: Bernard Cribbins, “Right Said Fred”

28 Jan

I’ll bet you’ve heard of Right Said Fred, everyone’s favorite gay one-hit wonder band from the early ’90s.  But I’ll bet you didn’t know that they got their name from a novelty skiffle tune from the grand old days of 1960s Britain.

I’ll bet you’ve heard of Bernard Cribbins, a British actor who played Donna’s grandfather on Doctor Who.  But I’ll bet you didn’t know that he used to sing novelty skiffle tunes, back in the grand old days of 1960s Britain.

You can see where we’re going with this.

Yep – Wilfred Mott is ultimately responsible for the “I’m Too Sexy” guy.

The song “Right Said Fred” will hit home for anyone who’s ever had to move a piano.  This is a very early stop-motion music video for the tune, and I think you’ll like it.

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 28, 2010 in doctor who, music, songs you don't know, tv, webtoons

 

2 responses to “songs you don’t know: Bernard Cribbins, “Right Said Fred”

  1. Lauryn

    January 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    This, by all rights, should not be this catchy.

    It ought to be charming and sweet and delightful…and it is…but it’s more than that somehow.

    It’s absurdly addictive!!

    I’ve watched it about three times today and the song is stuck in my head!!

    -Lauryn

     
  2. Gilly

    February 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    That’s awesome on so many levels I can’t begin to count them.

     

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